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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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An Apology For Poetry (Or The Defence Of Poesy): Revised and Expanded Second ...

Philip Sidney, R.W. Maslen - 2002 - 286 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 - 868 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 - 224 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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Shakespeare Studies in Baconian Light (1901)

Robert M. Theobald - 2003 - 528 pages
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Man Primeval Or the Constitution and Primitive Condition of the Human Being ...

John Harris - 2003 - 484 pages
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Works of Lord Bacon 1837, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 2003 - 488 pages
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Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology, and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare ...

Jonathan Dollimore - 2004 - 420 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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Sidney's 'The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism

Philip Sidney - 2004 - 548 pages
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The New Atlantis And Advancement Of Learning

Francis Bacon - 2005 - 212 pages
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The Squashed Philosophers

Glyn Lloyd-Hughes - 2005 - 412 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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