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" For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein the beams of things should reflect according to their true incidence; nay, it is rather like an enchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture, if it be not delivered... "
The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 142
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
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Epea pteroenta. Or, The diversions of Purley. To which is annexed Letter to ...

John Horne Tooke - 1840 - 806 pages
...cognitione dissolvi posse intelligeremus."—JC Scaligcr de Cmisis. Prtpfat. " And lastly," says Bacon, " let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by words, which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort: and...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...things sliould reflect according to their true incidence ; • nay, it is rather like an enchanted l perambulation of learning, with an inquiry what parts thereof lie fresh and 14. The mind is more affected by affirmatives than negatives. l As was well answered by Diagoras to...
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Works, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...in one of the errors, or peccant humours, which we ran briefly over in our first book. And lastly, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by words, which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort ; and...
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Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Electronic books - 1851 - 376 pages
...not delivered and reduced. For this purpofe, let us confider the falfe appearances that are impofed upon us by the general Nature of the mind, beholding them in an example or two ; as firft, in that inftance which is the root of all fuperftition, namely, That to the Nature of the Mind...
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Letters on the Laws of Man's Nature and Development

Henry George Atkinson, Harriet Martineau - Psychology - 1851 - 390 pages
...this ; and we must not let the truth escape us. " The mind of Man," says Bacon, " is like an enchanted glass ; full of superstition and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced." — " Nay,* it is not credible, till it be opened, what a * Advancement of Learning. Idols of the Mind....
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The two books of Francis Bacon: of the proficience and advancement of ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1852
...in one of the errors, or peccant humours, which we ran briefly over in our first book. And lastly, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by words, which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort : and...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854 - 894 pages
...in one of the errors, or peccant humours, which we ran briefly over in our first book. And lastly, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by words, which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort ; and...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1857 - 854 pages
...incidence ; nay, it is rather like an enchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture, if it he not delivered and reduced. For this purpose, let us...imposed upon us by the general nature of the mind l, beholding them in an example or two ; as first, in that instance which is the root of all superstition,...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1859 - 850 pages
...in one of the errors, or peccant humours-, which we ran briefly over in our first book. And lastly, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by words 4 , which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort:...
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The Diversions of Purley

John Horne Tooke - English language - 1860 - 739 pages
...dissolvi posse intelligeremus." — /. C. Scaliger de Cautit. Prtefat. " And lastly," says Bacon, " let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by words, which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort : and...
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