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" But the images of men's wits and knowledges remain in books, exempted from the wrong of time and capable of perpetual renovation. Neither are they fitly to be called images, because they generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking... "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord ... - Page 64
by Francis Bacon - 1826
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The Book-lover's Enchiridion: Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of Books

1883 - 320 pages
...doth not. — Essays. The images of men's wits and knowledge remain in books, exempted from the worry of time and capable of perpetual renovation. Neither...because they generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages. — Essays....
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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical ...

Joseph Needham, Tsien Tsuen-Hsuin - 1985 - 504 pages
...learning and knowledge.*1 True it is that, as Francis Bacon again said: 'The wits and knowledges of men remain in books, exempted from the wrong of time, and capable of perpetual renovation.' Let us pray that no evil fire-storm will be let loose upon the world to destroy in an instant much,...
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The Natures of Science

Neville McMorris - 1989 - 264 pages
...0-8386-3321-8 (alk. paper) For Mary, Mother, and Kevin, Julian, and Nicolas But the images of men's wits and knowledges remain in books, exempted from...because they generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages. — Francis...
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The Wit of Seventeenth-century Poetry

Renaissance Conference 1992 (University of Michigan--Dearborn) - 1995 - 222 pages
...the printed word at the end of the first book of The Advancement of Learning: But the images of men's wits and knowledges remain in books, exempted from...because they generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages.7 The very...
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The Anthropological Turn in Literary Studies

Jürgen Schlaeger - 1996 - 336 pages
...last, and the copies cannot but leese of the life and truth. But the images of men's wits and knowledge remain in books, exempted from the wrong of time and...because they generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages.9 While images,...
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Francis Bacon

Perez Zagorin - 1999 - 286 pages
...of the hands. . . . The images of men's wits and knowledge remain in books, exempted from the wrongs of time and capable of perpetual renovation. Neither...because they generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages.1 This comment...
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Selected Philosophical Works

Francis Bacon, Rose-Mary Sargent - 1999 - 320 pages
...last and the copies cannot but lose the life and truth. But the images of men's wits and knowledge remain in books exempted from the wrong of time and...because they generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages. So that if...
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Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity

Andrew Bennett - 1999 - 268 pages
...The Advancement of Learning. 'The images of men's wits and knowledges remains in books', he comments, 'exempted from the wrong of time and capable of perpetual...because they generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages'.65 While they...
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Lectures Upon Shakspeare

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...originals -can not last, and the copies can not but Jose of the life and truth. But the images of men's wits and knowledges remain in books, exempted from...because they generate still, and cast their seeds in thejninds of .others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages : so that,...
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The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature

John Anthony Burrow, John Pitcher, Brian Vickers, Isobel Grundy, Claire Lamont, Andrew Sanders, Bernard Bergonzi, Martin Dodsworth - 2001 - 528 pages
...renovation. Neither are they fitly to he called images, because they generate still, and cast theit seeds in the mind of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages. This conclusion to the first Book goes on to describe 'letters' or written texts as ships that 'pass...
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