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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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Treatise on Architecture: Including the Arts of Construction, Building ...

Arthur Ashpitel - 1867 - 442 pages
...convenience. The best possible dictum on the subject is that of the great Lord Bacon, who says : " Houses are built to live in, and not to look on ;...before uniformity, except where both may be had." Another source of pleasure to the eye is the judicious in- Colour, traduction of colour. In all ages...
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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 440 pages
...amongst them, with others, . ESSAY XLIX. BUILDING. HOUSES are built to live in, and not to look on ; [1] therefore let use be preferred before uniformity,...except where both may be had. Leave the goodly fabrics [2] of houses, for beauty only, to the enchanted palaces of the poets, who build them with small cost....
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 782 pages
...Mantel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.' — John iii. ESSAY XLV. OF BUILDING. TTQUSES are built to live in, and not to look on ; therefore,...cost. He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat,' cominitteth himself to prison — neither do I reckon it an ill seat only where the air is unwholsome,...
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The Country Gentleman's Magazine

Simpkin Marshall & Co. - 1868
...keenness of observation which distinguished the great inductive philosopher, remarks, " that he who builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison ; neither do 1 reckon it an ill seat only unwholesome, but likewise unequal, as you shall see upon a knap of ground,...
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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 476 pages
...both may be had. Leave the Goodly Fabrickes of Houses, for Beautie only, to the Enchanted Pallaces of the Poets: Who build them with small Cost. He* that builds a faire House, upon an ill Seat, .committed! Himselfe to Prison. Neither doe I .reckon it an ill Seat,...
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Counsel to a mother, a continuation of 'Advice to a mother'.

Pye Henry Chavasse - 1872
...a house, Bacon's advice thereon should be borne in mind : " Houses are built to live in, more than to look on ; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had." Some of the principal essentials to be considered in the building of a house are: (1.) Aspect; (2.)...
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The Essays of Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1873 - 268 pages
...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 ;...small cost. He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat1 committetl! himself to prison. Neither do I reckon it an ill seat only where the air is unwholesome,...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1874 - 700 pages
...at. ' Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye mnst be born again.'—John iii. XLV. OF BUILDING. rrOUSES are built to live in, and not to look on; therefore, -*--*- let use be preferred before 1 uniformity, except where both may be had. Leave the goodly fabrics of houses, for beauty, only to...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
...Solyman, ^Esop, Gasca, president of Peru ; and Socrates may go likewise amongst them ; with others. XLV HOUSES are built to live in, and not to look on ;...them with small cost. He that builds a fair house 5 upon an ill seat, committeth himself to prison. Neither do I reckon it an ill seat only where the...
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Shakespeare and the Bible: To which is Added Prayers on the Stage, Proper ...

James Rees - 1876 - 200 pages
...poetical. It is the more likely to be feigned." " The truest poetry is the most feigning." Shakespeare. " He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison ; nor do I reckon that an ill seat only where the air is unwholesome, but likewise where it is unequal."...
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