This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Horizon “Eminent Men” by W. Warman who does not have a Wikipedia page! In fact, according to the World Wide Web, he barely exists. But he did paint “Eminent Women” on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Queen Victoria’s accession to the throne (1857).
This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series Bacon’s Essays[Note: I began writing this and had intended to finish and publish it before the big snow storm. Alas, that did not happen. Here is what I had saved.] This is not a book report on Francis Bacon so I’m not going to re-hash
This entry is part of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysI bequeath my soul to God… My body to be buried obscurely. For my name and memory, I leave it to men’s charitable speeches, and to foreign nations, and the next age. From Bacon’s last will and testament
This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysReading maketh a man full, conferences a ready, and writing an exact man; therefore if a man write little, he had need of a great memory; if he confer little, he had need of a present wit; and if he read little, he had
This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysNothing doth more hurt a state than that cunning men pass for wise. From Francis Bacon’s essay, “Of Cunning” (1625)
This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysIn dealing with cunning persons, we must ever consider their ends to interpret their speeches, and it is good to say little unto them, and that which they least look for. From Francis Bacon’s tenth essay– the last in the first edition– “Of Negotiating”
This entry is part 13 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysProsperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. From Bacon’s Essay “Of Adversity” (1625) The pipes in the Jager Haus (formerly known as the Bunk
This entry is part 12 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysHe that seeketh victory over his nature, let him not set himself too great nor too small tasks… . At first, let him practice with helps, as swimmers do with bladders or rushes; but after a time let him practice with disadvantages, as dancers
This entry is part 11 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysTherefore, since custom is the principle magistrate of man’s life, let men by all means endeavor to obtain good customs. Certainly, custom is most perfect when it beginneth in young years. This we call education; which is, in effect, but an early custom. Francis
This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysThe Short Story is Francis Bacon was a man who was born in England a long time ago, who wrote a lot of stuff, spent four days in jail which it seems everyone on the world-wide-web wants to talk about, counseled royalty, thought scientific
This entry is part 9 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysWives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses. From Bacon’s essay “Of Marriage and Single Life” Bacon had an interesting personal/love life. You can read about it at that infallible source.
This entry is part 8 of 19 in the series Bacon’s Essays Lady Fortune at her wheel If a man look sharply and attentively he shall see Fortune; for though she is blind, she is not invisible. From Bacon’s essay, “Of Fortune”
This entry is part 7 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysDiscretion in speech is more than eloquence. From Bacon’s “Elegant Sentences.”
This entry is part 6 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysAll from “Elegant Sentences” in Bacon’s Essays, this month’s crappy old book of the month. (See sidebar for full citation information.) It is a strange desire which men have to seek power and lose liberty. Children increase the cares of life; but they mitigate
This entry is part 5 of 19 in the series Bacon’s Essays Francis Bacon is William Shakespeare. The claim, more precisely, is that William Shakespeare did not write “the plays known as Shakespeare’s” which are at the present time universally acknowledged to be the “Greatest birth of time,” the grandest production of the human mind.
This entry is part 4 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysLOL. The coward calls himself a cautious man; and the miser says, he is frugal.
This entry is part 3 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysWhew. What a day! I spent way too much time in Starkville, ran two hours behind schedule with Jager Haus tasks, and haven’t yet changed the water filters. But thanks to Miss M’s help, I did get a quick fresh coat of Quick Shine on
This entry is part 2 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysI’ll start with three this morning. I have a lot to do today and it’s going to be a busy weekend. (I’m sort of disappointed I didn’t commit myself to changing out the dining room table so I could see how that new green
“This is the poorest excuse for an argument I’ve ever read.” You will want to keep this in mind going forward.
This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series Bacon’s EssaysThe official title of February’s Crappy Old Book of the Month is… The essays or Counsels, civil and moral of Francis Bacon [first published in 1597, and as he left them newly written and published in 1625] including also his Apophthegms, Elegant sentences and