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" Doth any man doubt, that if there were taken out of men's minds vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as one would, and the like, but it would leave the minds of a number of men poor shrunken things, full of melancholy, and indisposition,... "
Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ... - Page 87
by George Walker - 1825 - 615 pages
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Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1864
...doth ever add pleasure. Doth any man doubt, that if there were taken out of men's minds vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as...Fathers, in great severity, called poesy vinum dcemonum [devil's-wine] , because it filleth the imagination; and yet it is but with the shadow of a lie. But...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
...taken out of men's minds vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as one would,i and the like, but it would leave the minds of a number...things, full of melancholy and indisposition, and unpleasing2 to themselves? One of the fathers, in great severity, called poesy 'vinum dwmonum,'2 because...
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Prose Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 2

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1866
...were taken out of men's minds vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, and imaginations, but it would leave the minds of a number of men poor,...melancholy and indisposition, and unpleasing to themselves ? " This admitted tendency of our nature, — this love of the pleasing intoxication of unveracity,...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

1909
...the like, but it would 1 Loving. ' The Skeptics. * Latin, windy and rambling. * Restricts. ' Lucian. leave the minds of a number of men poor shrunken things,...the fathers, in great severity, called poesy vinum damonum [devils'-wine], because it filleth the imagination; and yet it is but with the shadow of a...
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Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine - 1974 - 267 pages
...misrepresentation of facts: Doth any man doubt, that if there were taken out of men's minds vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as...melancholy and indisposition, and unpleasing to themselves? [VI, 377] The observation that unrelenting truthfulness in appraisal of a man's situation would produce...
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Ceremony and Civility in English Renaissance Prose

Anne Drury Hall - 2010
...doth ever add pleasure. Doth any man doubt, that if there were taken out of men's minds vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as...melancholy and indisposition, and unpleasing to themselves? 95 Nor is it Gibbon's in his description of the monastic saints: The favourites of Heaven were accustomed...
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Terms of Response: Language and the Audience in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth ...

Robert L. Montgomery - 2010
...pleasure. Doth any man doubl. that if there were taken out of men's minds vain opinions, ftattering hopes, false valuations. imaginations as one would,...but it would leave the minds of a number of men poor shranken things. full of melancholy and indisposiiion, and anplrasing to themselves? —Francis Bacon,...
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Melville and Repose: The Rhetoric of Humor in the American Renaissance

John Bryant - 1993 - 336 pages
...its flow. He writes: Doth any man doubt that, if there were taken out of men's minds vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as...melancholy and indisposition and unpleasing to themselves. 8 We are shrunken things without our "imaginations," but in confusing "false valuations" with true,...
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A Pack of Lies: Towards a Sociology of Lying

J. A. Barnes, John Arundel Barnes - 1994 - 200 pages
...rhetorical question: Doth any man doubt, that if there were taken out of men's minds vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as...melancholy and indisposition, and unpleasing to themselves? Bok (1978:18) points to an acceptable intermediate state of affairs when she asserts that 'some level...
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Emerson's Literary Criticism

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1995 - 252 pages
...doth ever add pleasure. Doth any man doubt that if there were taken out of men's minds vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as...melancholy and indisposition and unpleasing to themselves?" And let us believe that the following sentence contains his own apology to himself for submitting to...
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