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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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Francis Bacon: An Account of His Life and Works

Edwin Abbott Abbott - 1885 - 504 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...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." * Another reason for Bacon's indifference to English style was that he wrote for posterity and disbelieved...
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The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1885 - 436 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...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 Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1885 - 376 pages
...words are but the images of matter ; and sexcept they have life of reason and invention, to fall in i 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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Realistic Idealism in Philosophy Itself, Volume 2

Nathaniel Holmes - 1888 - 518 pages
...come, were inseparable from the thought, or were impossible without thought. " Words," says Bacon, " are but the images of matter ; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." Miiller quotes Hegel as saying that " we think in names ; " and it may be true enough that we do sometimes...
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The Great Cryptogram: Francis Bacon's Cipher in the So-called ..., Volume 1

Ignatius Donnelly - 1888 - 520 pages
...It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity, for wonts arc but the images of matter; and, except they have life...and invention, to fall in love with them is all one to fall in love with a picture. We hear the echo of this thought in Hamlet's contemptuous iteration:...
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English Prose: Selections : with Critical Introductions by Various ..., Volume 2

Sir Henry Craik - 1894 - 624 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...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 Prose: Selections, Volume 2

Sir Henry Craik - 1894
...? 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 con'lemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity...
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The Essays: Colours of Good and Evil, & Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1900 - 462 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...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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Advancement of Learning and Novum Organum

Francis Bacon - 1900 - 542 pages
...Pygmalion's frenzy seems a good emblem of this vanity; y 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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Physical and Metaphysical Works: Including the Advancement of Learning and ...

Francis Bacon - 1901 - 606 pages
...Pygmalion's frenzy seems a good emblem of this vanity ;f 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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