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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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Images of Matter: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and ...

Yvonne Bruce - History - 2005 - 296 pages
...aspects of Francis Bacon's dictum in The Advancement of Learning about the creative act: "words arc but the images of matter, and except they have life...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." Part 1. "Continuity and Discontinuity." takes iconoclasm as its chief subject. John Adrian traces the...
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硕士研究生英语学位课程考试: 词汇突破

金圣才 - 2006 - 488 pages
...词汇突破 emblem ['emblem] n. H3$L, ISJ^, ffi*% [i^S] It seems that Pygmalion's frenzy is a goodof this vanity, for words are but the images of matter;...reason and invention, to fall in love with them is to fall in love with a picture. A emb ] 旺eB embeu 五shC embodyD emblem 答案为D 。...
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Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy

Hannah Dawson - Political Science - 2007 - 295 pages
...probe the underlying matter. Bacon likens those men who 'study words and not matter' to Pygmalion: 'for words are but the images of matter; and except...love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture'.42 The power of sensible words is evinced in the various arts of memory. Verbal sensibility...
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