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" Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter ; and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Page ix
by Francis Bacon - 1825
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Physical and Metaphysical Works: Including the Advancement of Learning and ...

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1901 - 606 pages
...Pygmalion's frenzy seems a good emblem of this vanity ;f for words are but the images of matter, and unless they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is to fall in love with a picture. Yet the illustrating the obscurities of philosophy with sensible and...
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Bacon and Shakespeare Parallelisms

Edwin Reed - 1902 - 468 pages
...— Measure for Measure, iii. 2 (1623). From Bacon "It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy [insania] is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity ; for...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture [siafua]." — Advancement of Learning ( 1 603-5). 301 IFS AND AMiR " When the parties were met themselves,...
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Bacon and Shake-speare Parallelisms

Edwin Reed - 1902 - 462 pages
...which we are pictures." Hamlet, iv. 5 (1604). " Except they be animated with the spirit of reason, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." — Advancement of Learning (1603-5). Ei 193 Man without judgment is a picture. — Shake-speare. Man...
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Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1902 - 440 pages
...Pygmalion's frenzy seems a good emblem of this vanity;" for words are but the images of matter, and unless they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is to fall in love with a picture. Yet the illustrating the obscurities of philosophy with sensible and...
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Bacon and Shakespeare Parallelisms

Edwin Reed - 1902 - 478 pages
...words are but the images of matter ; and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in lore with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture \statva\."— Advancement of Learning (1603-5). 301 ITS AITD AVDS "When the parties were met themselves,...
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Is it Shakespeare?: The Great Question of Elizabethan Literature

Walter Begley - 1903 - 418 pages
...truth. " It is," he says, " the first distemper of learning when men study words and not matter. ... It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." * We must be careful, however, to take these remarks as only directed against bare and excessive verbiage...
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A History of Education

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - Education - 1904 - 442 pages
...rather than to truth as tending to bring learning into discredit. " How is it possible," he asks, " but this should have an operation to discredit learning,...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." 1 THE PURPOSE OF LEARNING. — Bacon assigned a high end to learning. This end should be, not pleasure...
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The Advancement of Learning, Book I, Book 1

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1904 - 220 pages
...words are but the images of mattej^and except they have life of reasfla. and jrjyerjjjpn^ to fall in 10 love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. But yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity...
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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon

1905 - 958 pages
...represented an example of late times, yet it hath been and will be secundum majus et minus in all time. And how is it possible but this should have an operation...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. But yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity...
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Essays on English Studies

Henry Norman Hudson - English literature - 1906 - 242 pages
...or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the 10 images of matter; and, except they have the life of reason and invention, to fall in love with...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." In another passage, he puts the matter as follows: " Surely, like as many substances in Nature which...
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