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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 Civic Spectacle: Essays on Drama and Community

Mera J. Flaumenhaft - 1994 - 168 pages
...Francis Bacon elaborates on this view: "because true history propoundeth the success and issues of action not so agreeable to the merits of virtue and vice,...just in retribution, and more according to revealed Providence."59 In the terms of his famous formula about Machiavelli, poetry depicts, "not what men...
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Einheit, Abstraktion und literarisches Bewusstsein: Studien zur ...

Philipp Wolf - 1998 - 345 pages
...(„magnitude"): 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...retribution, and more according to revealed providence (Bacon 1963, III, 343). Und deshalb, so Bacon weiter, it was ever thought to have some participation...
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Textanlässe, Lesetätigkeiten: Poetik und Rhetorik der Unabgeschlossenheit

Detlev Gohrbandt - 1998 - 300 pages
...systematischen Wert: [...] 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. (101) Damit meint Bacon sowohl die materielle Erfindung (inventio) als auch die besondere Leistung...
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Culture of Accidents: Unexpected Knowledges in Early Modern England

Michael Witmore - 2002 - 240 pages
...it— 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...retribution, and more according to revealed providence. 45 While Bacon does suggest elsewhere that providential justice is occasionally revealed in mundane...
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An Apology For Poetry (Or The Defence Of Poesy): Revised and Expanded Second ...

Philip Sidney, R.W. Maslen - 2002 - 266 pages
...... 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...issues of actions not so agreeable to the merits of vittue and vice, therefore poesy feigns them more just in retribution, and more according to revealed...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 813 pages
...things. Therefore, because the acts or events of true history0 have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater...more heroical; because true history propoundeth the successes0 and issues of actions not so agreeable to the merits of virtue and vice, therefore poesy...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 20

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 212 pages
...things. Therefore, because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfietl! the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical. Because true history propoundetl! the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable to the merits of virtue and vice,...
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Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology, and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare ...

Jonathan Dollimore - 2004 - 312 pages
...a more ample greatness, a more exact goodness . . . than can be found in the nature of things . . . because true history propoundeth the successes and...retribution, and more according to revealed providence. (Advancement, p. 88, my italics) In De Augmentis this suggestion that poetry is agreeable illusion...
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The Squashed Philosophers

Glyn Lloyd-Hughes - 2005 - 436 pages
...it. 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. In this third part of learning, which is poesy, I can report no deficience. For being as a plant that...
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Time and the Calendar in Edmund Spenser's Poetical Works

Emilien Mohsen - 2005 - 626 pages
..."poet-historicall". Bacon has an explanation. A "poet-historicall" is even more important than a true historian: Because true history propoundeth the successes and issues of actions not so agreable to the merits of virtue and vice, therefore poesy feigns them more just in retribution ......
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