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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 Physical and Metaphysical Works of Lord Bacon ...

Francis Bacon - 1872 - 602 pages
...Pygmalion's frenzy seems a good emblem of this vanity;' for words are but the images of matter, and unless they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is to fall in -love with a picture. Yet the illustrating the obscurities of philosophy with sensible and...
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Text-book of Prose: From Burke, Webster, and Bacon : with Notes, and ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1876 - 660 pages
...letter? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy5 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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Bacon: The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1876 - 510 pages
...of this vanity : for words are but the images_j3f_mat£er ; and except !hey haveTife of reason""and invention, to fall in love 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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The works of lord Bacon, moral and historical, with a brief memoir of the ...

Francis Bacon - 1877 - 524 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. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Life, etc. Comedy of errors. Two ...

William Shakespeare - 1880 - 300 pages
...emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter; and, except they have the life of reason and invention, to fall in love with...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." In another passage, he puts the matter as follows : " Surely, like as many substances in Nature which...
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Text-book of Prose from Burke, Webster, and Bacon: With Notes, and Sketches ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1881 - 104 pages
...It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy 6 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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English in Schools: A Series of Essays

Henry Norman Hudson - 1881 - 154 pages
...emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter; and, except they have the life of reason and invention, to fall in love with...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." In another passage, he puts the matter as follows : " Surely, like as many substances in Nature which...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1881
...emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter; and, except they have the life of reason and invention, to fall in love with...them is all one as to. fall in love with a picture." In another passage, he puts the matter as follows : " Surely, like as many substances in Nature which...
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The essays of lord Bacon, including his moral and historical works, with ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1884
...It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy 3 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. Cambridge, and Ascham, 1 with their lectures and writings, almost deify Cicero and Demosthenes, and...
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Essays on Education, English Studies, and Shakespeare

Henry Norman Hudson - 1884 - 69 pages
...or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter ; and, except they have the life of reason and invention, to fall in love with...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." In another passage, he puts the matter as follows : " Surely, like as many substances in Nature which...
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