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" One of the later school of the Grecians examineth the matter, and is at a stand to think what should be in it that men should love lies : where neither they make for pleasure, as with poets; nor for advantage, as with the merchant; but for the lie's sake. "
Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One - Page 14
by Francis Bacon - 1820 - 539 pages
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The Poetical Works of Charles Mackay: Now for the First Time Collected

Charles Mackay - 1876 - 626 pages
...of, truth. ' One of the later schools of the Grecians,' said he, ' is at a stand to think what should be in it, that men should love lies, where neither they make for pleasure.a* with poets, nor for advantage, as with the merchant ; but for the lie's sake. But I cannot...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

Literature - 1909
...One of the later school5 of the Grecians examineth the matter and is at a stand to think what should be in it, that men should love lies, where neither...truth is a naked and open day-light, that doth not show the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights....
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Complete Writings: With Variant Readings

William Blake - Biography & Autobiography - 1966 - 944 pages
...One of the later school of the Grecians examincth the matter, and is at a stand to think w hat should be in it, that men should love lies, where neither...I cannot tell: this same truth is a naked and open da) light, that doth not shew the masques, and mummeries, and triumphs of the world half so stately...
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Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine - Science - 1974 - 267 pages
...truth as a pure and natural object, in contrast to lying, which is artificially brilliant and exciting: But I cannot tell: this same truth is a naked and open day-light, that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights. Truth...
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The Definition of Literature and Other Essays

W. W. Robson - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 284 pages
...an ugly style if we could agree that we were being brought nearer to the truth by it. As Bacon says, 'Truth is a naked and open daylight that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world half as stately and daintily as candlelight.' But is...
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Textual Power: Literary Theory and the Teaching of English

Robert E. Scholes - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 176 pages
...for pleasure's sake, Bacon goes on to tell us that "This same Truth, is a Naked, and Open day light, that doth not shew, the Masques and Mummeries, and Triumphs of the world, halfe so stately, and daintily, as Candle-lights." In short, Bacon himself can answer Pilate's question...
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On Signs

Marshall Blonsky - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 536 pages
...for pleasure's sake, Bacon goes on to tell us that "This same Truth, is a Naked, and Open day light, that doth not shew, the Masques and Mummeries, and Triumphs of the world, halfe so stately, and daintily, as Candle-lights." In short, he offers us metaphors, or poetry, for...
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Terms of Response: Language and the Audience in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth ...

Robert L. Montgomery - Literary Criticism - 2010
...lies, where neither they make for plrasure. as with poets, nor for advantage. as with the merchanl. but for the lie's sake. But I cannot tell: this same truth is a naked and open daylighl. that doth not show the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the wortd. half so stately and...
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Emerson's Literary Criticism

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Literary Collections - 1995 - 252 pages
...rest in Providence and turn upon the poles of truth." How profound the observation in this passage! "This same truth is a naked and open daylight that doth not show the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world half so stately and daintily as candle lights....
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The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature

Muller Janel, David Loewenstein, Janel Mueller, Mueller, Janel M. Mueller, William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor Emerita Janel Mueller - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 1038 pages
...floodlights ofwisdom as into the murky, flickering, candle-lit world of Bacon's 'Essay on Truth' (1597): This same truth is a naked and open day-light, that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candlelights. Truth...
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