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" HOUSES are built to live in, and not to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had. Leave the goodly fabrics of houses, for beauty only, to the enchanted palaces of the poets, who build them with small cost.... "
Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political - Page 222
by Francis Bacon - 1812 - 295 pages
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1819
...displease : the: laults are obvious : and the difficulty of doing better is known to the artist only.* * " Houses are built to live in, and not to look on ;...therefore let use be " preferred before uniformity, efceept where both may be had." Nothing can be more evident) than that the form of a dwelling-house...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1819 - 458 pages
...better is known to the artist only.* * " Houses are built to live in, and hot to look on ; thcrefofre let use be " preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had." Nothing can be more evident, than that the form of a dwelling-house ought to be suited to the climate...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

1821 - 416 pages
...Gasca, president of Peru; and Socrates may go likewise amongst them, with others. XLVI. OF BUILDING. HOUSES are built to live in, and not to look on; therefore...may be had. Leave the goodly fabrics of houses, for beanty only, to the enchanted palaces of the poets, who build them with small cost. He that builds...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...Gasca, president of Peru ; and Socrates may go likewise amongst them, with others. XLV. OF BUILDING. Houses are built to live in, and not to look on ;...cost. He- that builds a fair house upon an ill seat, conimitteth himself to prison : neither do I reckon it an ill seat only where the air is unwholesome,...
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 11

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...Slander lives upon succession, For ever housed where it gets possession. Id. Home» are built to live in, not to look on ; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had. Bacon. As we house not country plants to save them, so we may hoiae our own to forward them . II More...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840 - 246 pages
...president of Peru; and Socrates may go likewise amongst them, with others. XLV.— OF BUILDING. HOUSKS are built to live in, and not to look on ; therefore...cost. He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat, comn,itteth himself to prison: neither do I reckon it an ill seat only where the air is unwholesome,...
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A System of English Grammar

Charles Walker Connon - 1845 - 176 pages
...of the throne, but spent near a year in France before he made his appearance in England. — Hume. Houses are built to live in, and not to look on ; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity. — Bacon. Fanaticism obliterates the sense of humanity.— Gibbon. The Spaniards, while thus employed,...
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Forest Hill

Forest Hill - 1846 - 920 pages
...mansion, of comparatively modern date, had been constructed according to Lord Bacon's advice — " Houses are built to live in, and not to look on ;...therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity." By the way, as we look through those delightful essays, how striking is the contrast between wisdom,...
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A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - 1849 - 132 pages
...JEsop, Grasca, president of Peru ; and Socrates may go likewise amongst them, with others. OF BUILDING. HOUSES are built to live in, and not to look on ;...cost. He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat coaimitteth himself to prison ; neither do I reckon it an ill see.t only where the air is unwholsome,...
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Notes and Queries

1858 - 682 pages
...at p. 139. under the title of "Venus and the Cat." See also L'Estrange's JEsop, p. 61. Fab. 61. III. "He that builds a fair House upon an ill Seat committeth himself to Prison. . . . Neither is it ill Air only that maketh an ill Seat ; but ill Ways, ill Markets j and, if you will consult with...
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