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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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Philological Quarterly, Volume 20

1941
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Zeitschrift für historische Forschung, Volume 21

1994
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Princeton Studies in English, Issue 3

1928
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The Bombay University Calendar

University of Bombay - 1902 - 1110 pages
...of man, poesy feigneth act» and events greater and more heroical : because true history propouadeth the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable...therefore poesy feigns them more just in retribution ; because true history represcntcln actions and events more ordinary and lose interchanged, therefore...
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The Works of Shakespeare ...

William Shakespeare - 1899 - 222 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 105

1910 - 952 pages
...called " feigned histdry," and explained its noble charm by the fact that, while " history propoundcth the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable to the merits of virtue and vice," the greater art " feigns them more just in retribution and more according to revealed providence."...
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