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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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Proceedings of Anniversary Meeting, Held in Ewing Church, Sept. 2d, 1880 ...

West Ewing improvement association, Greensburg, N.J. - 1880 - 140 pages
...will insure dryness of the site of foundation walls and of the cellar. Lord Bacon has said : " He who builds a fair house upon an ill seat, committeth himself to prison." As a rule, the dry soils, sand and gravel, are the healthiest. Coarse gravel is also the safest soil...
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Bacon's Essays, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1881
...Solyman, JEsop, 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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Education, Volume 2

1882
...success with which they are enforcing upon architects the doctrine that (in the language of Bacon) " houses are built to live in and not to look on ; therefore...before uniformity, except where both may be had." Not less should we forget what has been done for the regulation of abattoirs and of systems of water...
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Municipal Work in India: Or, Hints on Sanitation--general Conservancy and ...

Reginald Craufuird Sterndale - 1881 - 312 pages
...dark color. The smell is pleasant and refreshing. - . 4 CHAPTER XIX. " Houses are built to live in, not to look on ; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had." — Lord BaGon. In Lower Bengal all houses, however well raised from the ground, are more or less damp...
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Beckett's Provincial builders' price book and surveyors' guide

Richard Beckett - 1881
...hill behind it as a shelter against northern storms." " Houses should be built to live in more than to look on ; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had." " The difference of cost between good and bad building is very small ; the difference in their appearance...
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Bacon's Essays, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1882
...Solyman, /Ksop, Gasca, president of Peru ; and Socrates may go likewise amongst >hem ; 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, from an American Point of View: Including an Inquiry as to His ...

George Wilkes - 1882 - 512 pages
...these assumed parallels, the first extract of which is taken from Bacon's " Essay on Building ": " 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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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 926 pages
...; make gold of that. e. Timón of Athens. Act V. So. 1. AKCHITECTUKE. Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both can be had. f. BACON - Essays. Of Building. The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by...
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Our Homes, and how to Make Them Healthy

Sir Shirley Forster Murphy, Robert Brudenell Carter - 1883 - 974 pages
...Houses— Essentials in planning Houses of any Class. " HOUSES," says Lord Bacon, " are built to live in, not to look on ; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had." The fundamental principles of house-planning could hardly be more succinctly stated. The primary objects...
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Essays: And Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1884 - 476 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, therefore,...small cost. He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat,3 committeth himself to prison ; neither do I reckon it an ill seat only where the air is unwholesome,...
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