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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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Lord Bacon's Essays, Or Counsels Moral and Civil: Translated from the Latin ...

Francis Bacon - 1720
...elfe are Words but the Images of Things, fo that unlefs they be animated with the Spirit of Reafon, to fall in love with them, is all one as to fall in love with a Pifture, BUT yet notwithftanding it is a Thing not haftijy to be condemn'd, for a Man to iiluftrate...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...represented an example of late times, yet it hath been, and will be, secundum majus et minus in all time. And how is it possible but this should have an operation...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. Among various other errors which he points out as impediments to the progress of learning, he says:...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...men's works like the first letter of a patent or limned book; which, though it hath large flouviskes, yet it is but a letter ? It seems to me that Pygmalion's...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. Among various other errors which he points out as impediments tp the progress of learning, he says:...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity; /or •tvords are but the images of matter, and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. Among various other errors which he points' out as impediments to the progress of learn-- in g, he...
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An Analytical Abridgment of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke - 1808 - 307 pages
...servile* " Words are but the images of matter ; and except they have life of reason and invention, to faH in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." Bacon's Projicience and Advancement of Learning p. SO. 8vo. ".The truth of being'and the truth of knowing...
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The baptist Magazine

1852
...otherwise would be excellent. The writer might advantageously study the lesson taught by Bacon, — " Words are but the images of matter ; and except they...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." We regret to be constrained thus to animadvert on a young beginner. One feature in our author commands...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1813
...represented an example of late times, yet it hath been, and will be, secundum majus ft minus in all time. And how is it possible but this should have an operation...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. Among various other errors which he points out as impediments to the progress of learning, he says:...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1813
...men's works like the first letter of a patent or limned book; which, though it hath large nourishes, yet it is but a letter ? It seems to me that Pygmalion's...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. Among various other errors which he points out as impediments to the progress of learning, he says:...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: De augmentis scientiaurum

Francis Bacon - 1815
...Pygmalion's frenzy seems a good emblem of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter : and unless they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is to fall in love with a picture. Yet the illustrating the obscurities of philosophy, with sensible and...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...it hath large flourishes, yet it is but » letter? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is agood emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are...them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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