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" It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity ; for words are but the images of matter, and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. "
Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 331
by George Burnett - 1807
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Lord Bacon's Essays, Or Counsels Moral and Civil: Translated from the Latin ...

Francis Bacon - 1720
...elfe are Words but the Images of Things, fo that unlefs they be animated with the Spirit of Reafon, to fall in love with them, is all one as to fall in love with a Pifture, BUT yet notwithftanding it is a Thing not haftijy to be condemn'd, for a Man to iiluftrate...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity; for words are but the images of matter, and except they have...which he points out as impediments to the progress of learning, he says: But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of the last...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity; for words are but the images of matter, and except they have...various other errors which he points out as impediments tp the progress of learning, he says: But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing...
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An Analytical Abridgment of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1808 - 307 pages
...Philosophy this Epitome ; in which he has endeavoured to give the spirit, without servile* " Words are but the images of matter ; and except they have life of reason and invention, to faH in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." Bacon's Projicience and Advancement...
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The baptist Magazine

1852
...otherwise would be excellent. The writer might advantageously study the lesson taught by Bacon, — " Words are but the images of matter ; and except they have...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." We regret to be constrained thus to animadvert on a young beginner. One feature in our author commands...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: De augmentis scientiaurum

Francis Bacon - 1815
...Pygmalion's frenzy seems a good emblem of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter : and unless they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is to fall in love with a picture. Yet the illustrating the obscurities of philosophy, with sensible and...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...letter? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is agood emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter, and except they have...them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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Retrospective Review: And Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 3

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Bibliography - 1821
...Indeed it seems to me, that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity: for words are but the images of matter, and, except they have...them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Books - 1821
...it seems to me, that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter, and, except they have...them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Books - 1821
...it seems to me, that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter, and, except they have...them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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