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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 Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 868 pages
...letter? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy0 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 one0 as to fall in love with a pictureBut yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be condemned,...
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The Waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640

William James Bouwsma - 2002 - 328 pages
...essence to the names, since things come first." Bacon saw words as "but the images of matter," so that "to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." For the essayist Sir William Cornwallis, words were "but clothes; matters substance." It was increasingly...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare criticism

Catherine M. S. Alexander - 2003 - 488 pages
...rhetoric as the art of dissimulation.1 'Matter' became more important than words. Bacon writes that 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'.4 Words were more likely to be trusted if they were plain. 'Pure and neat Language I love,...
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A History of ELT, Second Edition

A.P.R. Howatt, H.G. Widdowson - 2004 - 444 pages
...style, and eloquence. 'Words', in Bacon's view, were 'but the images of matter; and except they have a life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture'.14 The real world of things and events was the proper object of study and investigation, not...
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Images of Matter: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and ...

Yvonne Bruce - 2005 - 296 pages
...aspects of Francis Bacon's dictum in The Advancement of Learning about the creative act: "words arc but the images of matter, and except they have life...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." Part 1. "Continuity and Discontinuity." takes iconoclasm as its chief subject. John Adrian traces the...
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硕士研究生英语学位课程考试: 词汇突破

金圣才 - 2006 - 488 pages
...['emblem] n. H3$L, ISJ^, ffi*% [i^S] It seems that Pygmalion's frenzy is a goodof this vanity, for words are but the images of matter; and except they have...reason and invention, to fall in love with them is to fall in love with a picture. A · emb ] 旺eB · embeu 五shC · embodyD · emblem 答案为D 。...
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Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy

Hannah Dawson - 2007
...underlying matter. Bacon likens those men who 'study words and not matter' to Pygmalion: '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'.42 The power of sensible words is evinced in the various arts of memory. Verbal sensibility...
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