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" But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal where there is no love. "
Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One - Page 125
by Francis Bacon - 1820 - 539 pages
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 832 pages
...Candian, Nnma the Roman, Empedocles the Sicilian, and Apollonius of Tyana ; and truly and really in divers of the ancient hermits, and holy fathers of the church....adage meeteth with it a little; " Magna civitas, magna solitude ;" because in a great town friends are scattered, so that there is not that fellowship, for...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volume 31

468 pages
...bitterness, and tears! How often do men question thus, with the poet — Truly has Bacon observed, that " a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." Madame de Stael has remarked upon the words no more, that both in sound and sense they are more descriptive...
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Thoughts of the times; or, Men and things

Thomas Browne Browne - 1838 - 274 pages
...subject as Cicero, Montaigne, and Browne, evidently had the same feelings. How touchingly does he say! " A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal where there is no love." We can hardly believe that he is not speaking here of our own times. The real, though uncomfortable...
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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1839 - 48 pages
...with friends." — PH.EDRUS, iii. 9. These indeed are all that a wisa man can desire to assemble ; " for a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." Page 21, col. 1, line 37. From every point a ray of genius flows ! By these means, when all nature...
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Glenlonely; Or, The Daemon Friend, Volume 2

William Henry De Merle - 1839 - 332 pages
...with that intent, than giving the word of command in the dav of battle. CHAP. XII. THE WATER-DRINKERS. A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. — BACON. WITHOUT any exception, Saltenham is the most amusing place in the world, for those who find...
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Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ...

Edward Stanley Bosanquet - 1840 - 436 pages
...his forehead, and bent the other down to his chin." FRIENDSHIP. (Lord Bacon's Essays. Friendship.) But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how...tinkling cymbal where there is no love. The Latin adage says, " a great city is a great solitude," because in a great town friends are scattered, so that there...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840 - 246 pages
...Numa, the Roman; Empedocles, the Sicilian ; and Apollonius of Tyana; and truly and really in divers of the ancient hermits and holy fathers of the church. But little do men perceive what solitude is, and huw far it extendeth ; for a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk...
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De Clifford; or, The constant man, by the author of 'Tremaine'.

Robert Plumer Ward - 1841 - 732 pages
...Magna civitas, magna solitudo ,-' and certainly incline to that of Bacon, ' Crowds are not company ; faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.' " It was because I had had too much of this gallery, and tinkling cymbal, without the love, that I...
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De Clifford: Or, The Constant Man, Volume 2

Robert Plumer Ward - 1841 - 298 pages
...Magna civitas, magna solitudo ;' and certainly incline to that of Bacon, " Crowds are not company ; faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." " It was because I had had too much of this gallery, and tinkling cymbal, without the love, that I...
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The treasury of wit and anecdote

The treasury of wit and anecdote - 1842 - 336 pages
...heart, when time has furrowed i 2 the cheek, and sprinkled the sorrows of age upon the honoured head. A CROWD is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, where there is no love. WOMEN. NINON DE L'ENCLOS said she returned thanks to God every night for the...
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