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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 Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850 - 588 pages
...frenzy is a good emblem or portratture of this vanity, for words are but the images of matter ; ana e st { ie all one as to fall in love with a picture. 2. Origin of the prevalence of delicate learning in late...
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Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1851 - 376 pages
...? It feems 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 reafon and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a Picture. But yet,...
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The Baptist Magazine, Volume 44

1852 - 874 pages
...would be excellent. The •writer might advantageously study the lesson taught by Bacon, — " Words are but the images of matter ; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." We regret to be constrained thus to animadvert on a young beginner. One feature in our author commands...
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The two books of Francis Bacon: of the proficience and advancement of ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1852 - 236 pages
...? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity:i 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 Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1852 - 580 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 Jill one as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to...
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Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854 - 894 pages
...? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words 2 But }•**, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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English Education: Being an Attempt to Place the Teaching and Study of the ...

Angus MACPHERSON - 1854 - 46 pages
...learning, of which Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem ; 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." Words are but the concrete images of thought carved into definite form, and graven with the lineaments...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1859 - 850 pages
...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...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 English Journal of Education, Volumes 11-13

1857 - 1266 pages
...emblem and 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. But yet, notwithstanding, it is not hastily to be condemned to clothe and adorn the obscurity even...
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The Works, Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1859
...? 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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