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" But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. "
The biblical museum. Old Testament - Page 194
by James Comper Gray - 1878
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Essays--scientific, Political and Speculative

Herbert Spencer - 1858 - 435 pages
...genuine utterance of fellow-feeling outweighs the whole of it ? Mark the words of Bacon : — " For a crowd is not company, and faces are but -a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." If this be true, then it is only after acquaintance has grown into intimacy, and intimacy has ripened...
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Essays--scientific, Political and Speculative

Herbert Spencer - 1858 - 435 pages
...a genuine utterance of fellow-feeling outweighs the whole of it ? Mark the words of Bacon :—" For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." If this be true, then it is only after acquaintance has grown into intimacy, and intimacy has ripened...
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Life of Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck ...

Mary Anne Galton Schimmelpenninck - 1858
...CHAP. IX. 1837—1846. " Affliction has a taste as sweet As any cordial comfort." SHAKESPEARE. " For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal where there is not love." BACON. THE last day of 1837 was a Sunday. Mrs. SchimmelPenninck had just returned from the...
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The parable of the pilgrim ; Advice to a friend ; A treatise of repentance ...

Simon Patrick - 1858 - 784 pages
...no love ; for still he is alone, if that be not there. A crowd is not company (as a wise man says) ; and faces are but a gallery of pictures ; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. Nay, so natural is this to us (and withal so sweet), that I believe there is no man in the world who,...
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The Cornhill Magazine

1896
...rhyme to 'icicle'? Bacon, ' Little do men perceive what solitude is and how far it extendeth ; for a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures.' Which meant that my liver was beginning to show its distaste for the seaside ; luckily I soon met Colonel...
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Rice University Studies, Volumes 12-13

1925
...of one who had long meditated on the inward secrets of this all-important relationship, friendship : "A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love". So wrote this man who mingled so assiduously in the crowded places where self-seekers foregathered...
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Great Solo Town

Thomas Babe - 1981 - 49 pages
...5117-Birds For Mimi, Merve, Mary Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk is a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. The Latin adage meeteth with it a little: Magna civitas,...
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Secretaries of the Moon: The Letters of Wallace Stevens & José Rodríguez Feo

Wallace Stevens, Jos e Rodr iguez Feo, Rodríguez Feo, José - 1986 - 210 pages
...4. The essay by Bacon to which Jose refers is "On Friendship." He was remembering this passage: "For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. The Latin adage meeteth with it a little, Magna civitas, magna solitudo; because in a great town friends...
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Other Selves: Philosophers on Friendship

Michael Pakaluk - 1991 - 292 pages
...fathers of the church. But little do men perceive, what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. The Latin adage meeteth with it a little; magna civitas, magna solitudo; because in a great town, friends...
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For a Special Friend

Ariel Books - 1992 - 70 pages
...them. —Oliver Wendell Holmes Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery...talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. — Francis Bacon The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow...
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