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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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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

1891 - 527 pages
...ex«•use at double the estimate. Kelt. JTILITY OF A. Houses are built to 11 vein more than to ook on ; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be lad. Bacon. BULLY. A COWARD. A brave man is sometimes a desperado ; a bully is always а со ward....
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The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary on the Old Testament: Numbers ...

1892 - 812 pages
...heiresses, and sending the young people forth into the world ? — Prof. G. Wilson. Ver. 8. House. Houses are built to live in and not to look on ; therefore...preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had. — Bacon. Ver. 9, 10. Seeds. Humanity Is not a field where tares and thorns alone Are left to spring...
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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1893 - 340 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 ;...cost. He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat, 2 committeth himself to prison : neither do I reckon it an ill seat only where the air is unwholesome,...
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Art Out-of-doors: Hints on Good Taste in Gardening

Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer - 1893 - 430 pages
...it down nearly three hundred years ago, but neither the architect nor his public has learned it yet: "He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison." He may find pleasure within his 372 four walls ; but if he is a man of taste, he is shut off from pleasure...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 pages
...for it to resemble an epic or dramatic poem. — Shenstone. Houses arc built to live in, more than to look on ; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity except where both may bo had. — Bacon. An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches in flat countries with...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 pages
...make gold of that. e. Timon of Athens. ActV. Sc. 1. L. 117. Architecture. Houses are built to live in, d. BACON — Essays. Of Building, There was King Bradmond's palace, Was never none richer, the story...
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Science and Industry: 1898-99, Volume 3

1899 - 676 pages
...MAN'S house may be likened unto a mirror— reflecting the character of the indweller. Bacon says, " Houses are built to live in and not to look on : Therefore,...before uniformity, except where both may be had." In this age of hurry-scurry — where even' man seems to be striving, as in a race, with the devil...
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Bacon's Essays: And Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1899 - 388 pages
...before Uniformitie ; Except where both may be had. Leave the Goodly Fabrickes of Houses, for Beautie only, to the Enchanted Pal/aces of the Poets: Who build them with small Cost. Hee that builds a faire House, upon an ill Seat, committeth Himselfe to Prison. Neither doe I reckon...
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The Essays: Colours of Good and Evil, & Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1900 - 462 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 ;...build them with small cost. He that builds a fair T1buse upon an ill seat, committeth himself to prison. Neither do I reckon it an ill seat only where...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 414 pages
...more people in the world who want to break out of houses. Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) American author Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist Anita Loos (1893-1981) American screenwriter...
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