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" It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity ; for words are but the images of matter, and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. "
Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 331
by George Burnett - 1807
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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon, with Prefaces and Notes ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1861
...? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter ; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. But yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity...
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Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1864
...? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter ; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. But yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity...
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Chapters on Language

Frederic William Farrar - 1865 - 358 pages
...conceptions would be a babble of unintelligible sounds ; ' for words,' says 1 Bacon, ' are but the image of matter ; and, except they have life of reason and...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture.' If then a language were dictated, or in any other manner directly revealed to the earliest men, the...
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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...It seems to me that 15 Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity ; for words are but the images of matter, and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. But yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity...
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On Some Defects in Public School Education: A Lecture Delivered at the Royal ...

Frederic William Farrar - 1867 - 78 pages
...portraiture of this vanity ; for words are but the images of matter; and except they have life of reason or invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. . . . But the excess of this is so contemptible that. . . there is none of Hercules' followers in learning,...
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On Some Defects in Public School Education: A Lecture Delivered at the Royal ...

Frederic William Farrar - 1867 - 67 pages
..." It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity ; for words are but the 'images of matter; and except they have life of reason or invention, to fall in lovs with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. . . . But the...
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Rhetoric: A Text-book : Designed for Use in Schools and Colleges, and for ...

Erastus Otis Haven - 1869 - 422 pages
...is said to have made a statue and fallen in love with it after it was endowed with life. for words are but the images of matter; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." Writings in which long and sonorous terms abound are sometimes said to be in the "Johnsonian style,"...
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Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1869 - 446 pages
...words are but the images of matter; and Ipxcept they have life of reason and invention, to fall in Jove with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. 4. But yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity...
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Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review, Volume 28

1871 - 828 pages
...letter. It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity ; for words are but the images of matter ; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." — Bacon's Works, Vol. ii. pp. 36, 37. These remarks of Bacon are in no way inconsistent with principles...
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Rhetoric: A Text-book Designed for Use in Schools and Colleges and for ...

Erastus Otis Haven - 1872 - 404 pages
...is said to have made a statue and fallen in love with it after it was endowed with life. for words are but the images of matter; and except they have...invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to full in love with a picture." y^ "Writings in which long and sonorous terms abound are sometimes said...
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