Sir Francis Bacon 1561 - 1626

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Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Adversity," (1597-1625).
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.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Friendship," (1597-1625).
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Studies," (1597-1625).

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I wonder why such talented poet wrote so less poems. I wish to read more of his work.
''Those who have true skill in the works of the Lord Verulam, like great Masters in Painting, can tell by the Design, the Strength, the way of Colouring, whether he was the Author of this or the other Piece, though his Name be not to it.'' - Archbishop Tenison (1636 - 1731) 'Baconiana or Certaine Genuine Remains of Sir Francis Bacon'
''To write with powerful effect, he must write out the life he has led, as did Bacon when he wrote Shakespeare.'' - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
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