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" And as real history gives us not the success of things according to the deserts of vice and virtue, Fiction corrects it, and presents us with the fates and fortunes of persons rewarded or punished according to merit. And as real history disgusts us with... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: De augmentis scientiaurum - Page 39
by Francis Bacon - 1815
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Advancement of Learning and Novum Organum

Francis Bacon - Induction (Logic) - 1900 - 502 pages
...fates and fortunes of persons rewarded or punished according to merit. And as_ real hjstoryjiisgusts us with a familiar and constant similitude of things,...and thus not only delights, but inculcates morality ana nobleness of soul. Whence it may be justly esteemed of a Divine nature, as it raises the mind,...
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Irish Literature, Volume 1

Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Lady Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche - Authors, Irish - 1904 - 510 pages
...real History gives us not the success of things according to the deserts of vice and virtue, Fiction corrects it and presents us with the fates and fortunes of persons rewarded and punished according to merit." But I would say still more. History paints or attempts to paint life...
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The Columbia History of the British Novel

John Richetti, John Bender, Deirdre David, Michael Seidel - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 1094 pages
...real history gives us not the success of things according to the deserts of vice and virtue, Fiction corrects it, and presents us with the fates and fortunes...with a familiar and constant similitude of things, Fiction relieves us by unexpected turns and changes, and thus not only delights, but inculcates morality...
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Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684–1750

William B. Warner - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 346 pages
...real history gives us not the success of things according to the deserts of vice and virtue, Fiction corrects it, and presents us with the fates and fortunes...with a familiar and constant similitude of things, Fiction relieves us by unexpected turns and changes, and thus not only delights, but inculcates morality...
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Eighteenth-century Contexts: Historical Inquiries in Honor of Phillip Harth

Howard D. Weinbrot, Peter J. Schakel, Stephen E. Karian - History - 2001 - 340 pages
...to merit. And as real history disgusts us with a familiar and constant similitude of things, Fiction relieves us by unexpected turns and changes, and thus...delights, but inculcates morality and nobleness of soul. It raises the mind by accommodating the images of things to our desires, and not, like history and...
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La Belle Assemblée, Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine

Women - 1825 - 344 pages
...real history gives us not the success of things according to the deserts of vice and virtue, Jiclinn corrects it, and presents us with the fates and fortunes...with a familiar and constant similitude of things, fiction relieves us by unexpected turns and changes, and thus not only delights, but inculcates morality...
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The Edinburgh Monthly Review, Volume 5

1821 - 774 pages
...real history," says he, " disgusts us with a familiar and constant similitude of " things, Jiction relieves us by unexpected turns and changes ; " and...thus not only delights, but inculcates morality and noble" ness of soul." — " It raises the mind," says' he, u by accommodat" ing the images of things...
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