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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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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - 1857 - 578 pages
...the Roman ; Empedocles, the Sicilian ; and Apollouius, of Tyana ; and truly, and really, in divers of the ancient hermits and holy fathers of the Church....no love. The Latin adage meeteth with it a little : ' Magua civitas, magna solitudo/5 — because in a great town friends arc scattered, so that there...
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Dorothy: A Tale

Margaret Agnes Paull - 1857 - 332 pages
...most likely have found some excuse for putting me off." But that was indifferent comfort. CHAPTER XX. Little do men perceive what solitude Is, and how far...talk but a tinkling cymbal , where there is no love. LOBD BACON. MBS. MOWBBAT was in a flutter of eager expectation until the day arrived for their journey...
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The North British Review, Volumes 26-27

1857
...the one the other." Contrast this with one of the first sentences in the Essay on Friendship : — " Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far...and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk buta tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. The Latin adage meeteth with it a little : " Magna civitas,...
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Proverbs and Their Lessons: Being the Substance of Lectures Delivered to ...

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1857 - 155 pages
...found in some affecting words of Lord Bacon, who glosses and explains it exactly in this sense ; — " For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." that perceived in them by most, or that which lay nearest to them at their first generation, is one...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 115

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1864 - 762 pages
...he can unburden his soul in sorrow. In other words he expresses the same sentiment as Bacon, tint " a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures and talk is but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." ' —Vol. ip 53. We cannot agree witli Mr. Forsyth...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1896 - 876 pages
...the vowel in Greek is short, and why should the language lose a possible rhyme to 'icicle'? Bacon, ' Little do men perceive what solitude is and how far...company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures.' Which meant that my liver was beginning to show its distaste for the seaside ; luckily I soon met Colonel...
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Great Solo Town

Thomas Babe - 1981 - 60 pages
...4122-Dogs barking No. 5000 —Crowd sounds, applause No. 5004-Sirens No. 5117-Birds For Mimi, Merve, Mary Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far...and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk is a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. The Latin adage meeteth with it a little: Magna civitas,...
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Rice Institute Pamphlet, Volumes 12-13

1925 - 786 pages
...of one who had long meditated on the inward secrets of this all-important relationship, friendship : "A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love". So wrote this man who mingled so assiduously in the crowded places where self-seekers foregathered...
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For a Special Friend

Ariel Books - 1992 - 100 pages
...learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them. —Oliver Wendell Holmes Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. — Francis Bacon The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow...
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Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

Catherine Drinker Bowen - 1993 - 245 pages
...instigation he wrote further Of Friendship. "No receipt openeth the heart but a true friend. . . . For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." He wrote Of Vain Glory, Of Anger, Of Building. He wrote Of Masques and Triumphs. "Let the songs be...
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