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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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English Prose: Selections, with Critical Introductions by Various ..., Volume 2

Sir Henry Craik - 1913 - 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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Literarhistorische Forschungen, Issue 52

Max freiherr von Waldberg - 1913 - 362 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...love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture;"*1, hat Bacon wohl auch in den Metamorphosen (X, 243 ff.) gelesen. Adv. p. 253 f. sucht Bacon...
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Literarhistorische forschungen, Volumes 52-54

1913 - 582 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...and invention, to fall in love with them is all one äs to fall in love with a picture;"\ hat Bacon wohl auch in den Metamorphosen (X, 243 ff.) gelesen....
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Of the Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1915 - 270 pages
...for words are but the images T / of matter; and except they have life of reason and inven- ,. tion, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. t(dcn\ - »•»•** £• / .'••<-,.But yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be condemned,...
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Of the Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1915 - 266 pages
...It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : l for words are but the images , of matter; and except they have life of reason and inven-) tion, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love / with a picture. But yet notwithstanding...
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Rice Institute Pamphlet, Volumes 12-13

1925 - 786 pages
...of Learning" that "the first distemper of learning is when men study words and not matter; for words are but the images of matter; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture". Again in the "Advancement of Learning" he referred to rhetoric as "an empty and verbal art". Sensitiveness...
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Shakespeare's Universe of Discourse: Language-Games in the Comedies

Keir Elam - 1984 - 360 pages
...'Here, therefore, is the first distemper of learning, when men study words and not matter; ... for words are but the images of matter; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture' (1605: 24-5). The inaugurating gesture of Bacon's scientific enterprise, logically, is the classification...
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Occult Scientific Mentalities

Brian Vickers - 1986 - 428 pages
...seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity: for words are but images of matter; and except they have life of reason...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. (Ill, 284) Notes 1 Robin Horton, "African Traditional Thought and Modern Science," Africa, 37 (1967),...
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Elizabethan Popular Culture

Leonard R. N. Ashley - 1988 - 330 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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Themes in Drama: Volume 12, Drama and Philosophy

James Redmond - 1990 - 250 pages
...therefore, is the first distemper of learning, when men study words and not matter: . . .for words are but the images of matter: and except they have...reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all Language and ideological transformation in A King and No King 125 one as to fall in love with a picture'...
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