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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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An Intellectual History of Psychology

Daniel N. Robinson - 1995 - 392 pages
...than they have in the very matters which Luther addressed: Words are but the images of matter. . . . [T]o fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture.4 In addition to stultifying reverence for antiquity, there are human inventions that stand...
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The Cambridge Companion to Bacon

Markku Peltonen, Peltonen Markku - 1996 - 406 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. (Ill, 284) Rawley, his chaplain and secretary, recorded that Bacon "would often ask if the meaning...
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Origin Of Language

Roy Harris - 1996 - 350 pages
...conceptions would be a babble of unintelligible sounds; 'for words,' says10 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 The number is very uncertain. Pott reckons about a thousand,...
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Words That Matter: Linguistic Perception in Renaissance English

Judith H. Anderson - 1996 - 372 pages
...copie [ie, copia] of speech" to Pygmalion's frenzy, "for words are but the images of matter; and ... to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." 33 For Bacon at least, words without material warrant have simply become unreal. Characterizing Erasmus's...
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Selected Philosophical Works

Francis Bacon, Rose-Mary Sargent - 1999 - 340 pages
...good emblem or portraiture of this vanity, for words are but the images of matter, and except when they have life of reason and invention, to fall in...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. But yet it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity even of philosophy...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 604 pages
...Boy', translated from the Irish by Michael O'Donovan; in Chambers Dictionary of Quotations 38:6 Words are but the images of matter; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. Francis Bacon, 1605, The Advancement of Learning, I, Sect. 3 38:7 'Some people', Miss R. said, 'run...
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Teoría de adjudicación

José Trías Monge - 2000 - 510 pages
...matter... 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.5 La peor enfermedad o vicio del conocimiento, de la que acusaba a los historiadores eclesiásticos,...
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Renaissance Debates on Rhetoric

Wayne A. Rebhorn - 2000 - 340 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...reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one48 as to fall in love with a picture.49 But yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be...
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Historical Dictionary of Quotations in Cognitive Science: A Treasury of ...

Morton Wagman - 2000 - 271 pages
...skill. (Holliday & Chandler, 1986, p. 80) WORDS Words and Images Words are but the images of matter ... to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. (Bacon, 1878, p. 120) WORDS The First Symbols of the Child Are WordSentences Designating Action Chamberlin,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 35

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 228 pages
...as the art of dissimulation.3 'Matter' became more important than words. Bacon writes that words ' are but the images of matter; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture '. 4 Words were more likely to be trusted if they were plain. 'Pure and neat Language I love, yet plaine...
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