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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... "
Poems: Now First Collected - Page 165
by Chandos Leigh - 1839 - 402 pages
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The Bible Word-book: A Glossary of Archaic Words and Phrases in the ...

Jonathan Eastwood, William Aldis Wright - Bible - 1884 - 700 pages
...Rich. III., fol. 10 b. The glass of fashion and the mould of form. Shakespeare, Hamlet, in. 1. 161. For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear and equal /<MT, wherein the beams of things should reflect according to their true incidence ; nay, it is rather...
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The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1885 - 436 pages
...understanding in some particulars, but doth more generally and inwardly infect and corrupt the state thereof. For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature...
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The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1885 - 438 pages
...inwardly infect and corrupt the state thereof, j For the mind from the nature of a clear and equal gk beams of things should reflect according to their...and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature...
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Works, Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1887 - 878 pages
...names not being yet given, and the Idols of the Theatre not yet introduced into the company. For the far from the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein...and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1887 - 882 pages
...names not being yrt giv<!ii, and the Idols of the Theatre not yet Introduced into the company. For Uw far from the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein...and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature...
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Francis Bacon, Poet, Prophet, Philosopher, Versus Phantom Captain ...

William Francis C. Wigston - Rosicrucians - 1891 - 502 pages
...merely shadows to the unseen grief, That swells with silence in the tortur'd soul. (Act iv. sc. 1. ) " For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...should reflect according to their true incidence" ("Advancement of Learning," Bk. II. p. 55). May never glorious sun reflex his beams. (" 1 King Henry...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1892 - 402 pages
...of great names, there are certain fallacies to which the human mind is from its very nature liable " The mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...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 - 316 pages
...man, which I find not observed or inquired at all." He says, "The mind of man is far from being of the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein the...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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Makers of Modern Thought; Or Five Hundred Years' Struggle (1200 A ..., Volume 1

David Nasmith - Humanities - 1892 - 316 pages
...man, which I find not observed or inquired at all." He says, "The mind of man is far from being of the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein the...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 - 550 pages
...they have the familiar paradox written across them, of getting the facts right and the truth wrong. "For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass," says our Lord Chancellor, "wherein the beams of things should reflect according to their true incidence;...
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