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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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The Works of Francis Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1887 - 882 pages
...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...of the mind ', beholding them in an example or two ; aa first, in that instance which is the root of all superstition, namely, That to the nature of the...
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Francis Bacon, Poet, Prophet, Philosopher, Versus Phantom Captain ...

William Francis C. Wigston - Rosicrucians - 1891 - 502 pages
...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 and reduced." Note the words we place in italics, where we refind the three chief words of the line already quoted...
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The Science of Language: Founded on Lectures Delivered at the ..., Volume 2

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1891 - 764 pages
...galling despotism of language, and yet how little it has been shaken. Thus Bacon says : Bacon. 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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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1892 - 398 pages
...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 and reduced." These inherent and universal tendencies to error Bacon calls "idols of the tribe." The times in the...
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Makers of Modern Thought; Or Five Hundred Years' Struggle (1200 A ..., Volume 1

David Nasmith - Humanities - 1892
...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 and reduced." "We look, in short, at everything through the medium of our crude and erroneous notions of duty and...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 32

American fiction - 1924
...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 and reduced." Much in the way of deliverance and reduction has been accomplished in the last three centuries; much...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 32

American fiction - 1924
...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 and reduced." Much in the way of deliverance and reduction has been accomplished in the last three centuries; much...
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Makers of Modern Thought; Or Five Hundred Years' Struggle (1200 A ..., Volume 1

David Nasmith - Humanities - 1892 - 316 pages
...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 and reduced." "We look, in short, at everything through the medium of our crude and erroneous notions of duty and...
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Book 3 : of words. Book 4 : of knowledge and probability

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1894 - 594 pages
...signification, in his use of them, is limited to his ideas, and they can be signs of nothing else1. ' ' 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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Francis Bacon and His Shakespeare

Theron Soliman Eugene Dixon - 1895 - 472 pages
...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...delivered and reduced. For this purpose, let us consider In this ' negotiation within himself ' Brutus thinks aloud ; thus affording us an exemplification of...
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