Some Acrostic Signatures of Francis Bacon: Bacon Verulam of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, Together with Some Others, All of which are Now for the First Time Deciphered and Published

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Houghton Mifflin, 1909 - 631 pagine
 

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Pagina 37 - The measure is English Heroic Verse without Rime, as that of Homer in Greek, and of Virgil in Latin; Rime being no necessary Adjunct or true Ornament of Poem or good Verse, in longer Works especially, but the Invention of a barbarous Age, to set off wretched matter and lame Meter...
Pagina 290 - Reader THIS Figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-doo the life: O, could he but have drawne his wit As well in brasse, as he hath hit His face; the Print would then surpasse All, that was ever writ in brasse. But, since he cannot, Reader, looke Not on his Picture, but his Booke.
Pagina 317 - Black-friers, or the cock-pit, to arraigne playes dailie, know these playes have had their triall alreadie, and stood out all appeales ; and do now come forth quitted rather by a Decree of Court than any purchas'd letters of commendation.
Pagina 567 - But his learned and able (though unfortunate) successor, is he who hath filled up all numbers, and performed that in our tongue, which may be compared or preferred either to insolent Greece, or haughty Rome.
Pagina 609 - Although not openly acknowledged by the Author, yet it is a legitimate offspring, so lovely and so much desired that the often copying of it hath tired my pen to give my several friends satisfaction, and brought me to a necessity of producing it to the public view...
Pagina 30 - ; be againe of these glasses that shew thinges exceeding faire and comely ; others that shew figures very monstruous & illfauored. Euen so is the phantasticall part of man (if it be not disordered) a representer of the best, most comely, and bewtifull images or apparances of thinges to the soule » and according to their very truth.
Pagina 319 - ... where (before) you were abus'd with diverse stolne and surreptitious copies, maimed and deformed by the frauds and stealthes of injurious impostors that expos'd them ; even those are now offer'd to your view cur'd and perfect of their limbes, and all the rest absolute in their numbers as he conceived them ; who, as he was a happie imitator of Nature, was a most gentle expresser of it.
Pagina 317 - Reade him, therefore ; and againe, and againe : And if then you doe not like him, surely you are in some manifest danger, not to understand him.
Pagina 319 - ... received from him a blot in his papers. But it is not our province, who onely gather his works and give them you, to praise him. It is yours that reade him.
Pagina 317 - Who, as he was a happy imitator of Nature, was a most gentle expresser of it. His mind and hand went together ; and what he thought, he uttered with that easiness, that we have scarce received from him a blot in his papers.

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