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" One of the later school of the Grecians examineth the matter, and is at a stand to think what should be in it that men should love lies : where neither they make for pleasure, as with poets; nor for advantage, as with the merchant; but for the lie's sake. "
Twenty of Bacon's essays, ed. by F. Storr - Page 1
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1874
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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 458 pages
...selfe. One of the later Schoole of the Grecians, examineth the matter, and is at a stand, to thinkewhat should be in it, that men should love Lies; Where...Pleasure, as with Poets; Nor for Advantage, as with.' B the Merchant; but for the Lies sake. But I cannot tell : This same Truth, is a Naked, and Open day...
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The Essays of Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1873 - 268 pages
...; but a natural, though corrupt, love of the lie itself.3 One of the later school of the Grecians4 examineth the matter, and is at a stand to think what...merchant ; but for the lie's sake. But I cannot tell :5 this Pref. 3, ' An understanding man, and one that can distinguish between d iscourse and sophistry...
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Masterpieces in English Literature, and Lessons in the English Language ...

Homer Baxter Sprague - 1874 - 474 pages
...favor; but a natural, though corrupt love of the lie itself. One of the later schools of the Grecians examineth the matter, and is at a stand to think what...truth is a naked and open daylight, that doth not show the masques and mummeries, and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights....
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

1909 - 378 pages
...favor; but a natural though corrupt love of the lie itself. One of the later school5 of the Grecians examineth the matter and is at a stand to think what...truth is a naked and open day-light, that doth not show the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights....
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Complete Writings: With Variant Readings

William Blake - 1972 - 964 pages
...itself. One of the later school of the Grecians examincth the matter, and is at a stand to think w hat should be in it, that men should love lies, where...I cannot tell: this same truth is a naked and open da) light, that doth not shew the masques, and mummeries, and triumphs of the world half so stately...
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Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine - 1974 - 300 pages
...truth as a pure and natural object, in contrast to lying, which is artificially brilliant and exciting: But I cannot tell: this same truth is a naked and open day-light, that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights. Truth...
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The Definition of Literature and Other Essays

W. W. Robson, William Wallace Robson - 1984 - 288 pages
...an ugly style if we could agree that we were being brought nearer to the truth by it. As Bacon says, 'Truth is a naked and open daylight that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world half as stately and daintily as candlelight.' But is...
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Terms of Response: Language and the Audience in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth ...

Robert L. Montgomery - 2010 - 229 pages
...in favour, but a natural though corrupt lov e of the lie itself. One of the later school of Grecians examineth the matter, and is at a stand to think what should be in il. that men should love lies, where neither they make for plrasure. as with poets, nor for advantage....
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Emerson's Literary Criticism

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1995 - 304 pages
...rest in Providence and turn upon the poles of truth." How profound the observation in this passage! "This same truth is a naked and open daylight that doth not show the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world half so stately and daintily as candle lights....
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 276 pages
...the lie itself. One of the latter school of the Grecians* examineth the matter, and is at a stand7 to think what should be in it, that men should love lies, where neither they make for8 pleasure, as with poets, nor for advantage, as with the merchant; but for the lie's sake. But...
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