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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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Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed

Mary Klages - 2006 - 196 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 heroical .... Far from being dangerous and subversive, Bacon concludes, poetry has 'some participation of divineness,'...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1844
...Therefore, because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the rnind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and...according to revealed providence : because true history represented) actions and events more ordinary, and less interchanged, therefore poesy endueth them...
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American Anthropologist, Volume 6

1893 - 520 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...retribution and more according to revealed providence. . . . And therefore poesy was ever thought to have some participation of divineuess, because it doth...
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The Bombay University Calendar

University of Bombay - 1902
...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 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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