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" Because true history propoundeth the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable to the merits of virtue and vice. therefore poesy feigns them more just in retribution, and more according to revealed providence. "
The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ... - Page 140
by Francis Bacon - 1825 - 402 pages
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1859
...things. Therefore, because the acts or events ol true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical : because true history propoundelh the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable to the merits of virtue and vice,...
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The Eagle: A Magazine, Volumes 1-2

1859
...poetry he says, "Because the acts and events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical." In all ages men have felt a yearning after " a more ample greatness, a more exact goodness than can...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart - 1859 - 490 pages
...things. Therefore, because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more hcroical : because true history propoundeth the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable to...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1908 - 898 pages
...which satisfieth the mind of men, poesy f eigneth acts and events greater and more heroical. Because history propoundeth the successes and issues of actions...according to revealed providence. Because true history represented actions and events more ordinary and less interchanged, therefore poesy cndueth them with...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - 1860
...things. Therefore, because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical; because true history propouudeth the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable to the merit of virtue and vice, therefore...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Dissertation : exhibiting the ...

Dugald Stewart - 1860
...things. Therefore, because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical ; because the history propoundeth the successes and issues of actions, not so agreeable to the merits of virtue...
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Bacon, His Writings and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1862 - 728 pages
...things. Therefore, because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more beroical : because true history propoundeth the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable to...
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Lectures on Butler's Analogy of religion, to the constitution and ..., Volume 8

sir Joseph Napier (1st bart.) - 1864
...Therefore (saith he) because the acts or events, of true history, have not that magnitude, which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events, greater...retribution and more according to revealed Providence." What feeds the imagination of the poet, nourishes the faith of the Christian. We find in the present,...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart - 1866 - 514 pages
...things. Therefore, because the acts or events of true history have not thai magni aide which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater...not so agreeable to the merits of virtue and vice. subservient also, in an eminent degree, to the improvement and happiness of mankind, by the tendency...
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The Authorship of Shakespeare

Nathaniel Holmes - 1867 - 601 pages
...Bacon also says, again, comparing poetry with history as a mode of representing acts, or events, " poesy feigns them more just in retribution and more according to revealed providence." And what Schlegel said of Shakespeare may be said as well, — nay, rather better, — of Bacon himself,...
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