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34 minutes ago, Eric Roberts said:

 

Hi Yann

Thanks for the link to this goldmine of apophthegms which give us glimpses of FB himself and his rapier wit. 

His Lordship, when he was newly made Lord Keeper, was in Gray’s Inn walks with Sir Walter Raleigh. One came and told him, that the Earl of Exeter was above. He continued upon occasion still walking a good while. At last when he came up, my Lord of Exeter met him, and said; My Lord, I have made a great venture, to come up so high stairs, being a gouty man. His Lordship answered; Pardon me, my lord, I have made the greatest venture of all; for I have ventured upon your patience. (Like a line from one of the plays.)

https://www.bartleby.com/lit-hub/apophthegms-new-and-old/contained-in-the-second-edition-of-the-resuscitatio-1661-and-not-in-the-original-collection/

Have these ever been published?

 

Hi Eric,

You're welcome.

Have these ever been published ? Indeed ! 😉 

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Hi everyone,

I received the Book  "Galerie Historique des hommes les plus célèbres" - Tome II (Letter B) by C.P. LANDON (1805) with the sketch of Nicholas Bacon instead of the one of Francis Bacon.

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Francis Bacon is the first "illustrious person" of this Book about "illustrious persons" whose name starts with B.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Paul_Landon

Charles Paul Landon was a French painter and writer on Art and Artists.

How could he confuse Father and Son, especially since his sketch is based on an engraving by Van der Werff that mentions Nicolas Bacon ???

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adriaen_van_der_Werff

https://www.mahmah.ch/collection/oeuvres/nicolas-bacon/e-2017-0877

I wonder if it could be a clue.

Van der Werff is known for another well known engravings ...

https://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/results?Maker=Adriaen+van+der+Werff+(Kralingen+1659+-+Rotterdam+1722)

I decided to take a quick look and see if there were another anomalies.

The fact is that thanks to a hyphen, Ben-Johnson is also in this book  ! 🙂 

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There is also Robert Bacon but he is not at the right place.

Indeed, we have :

F. BACON / BAILLY / ROBERT BACON

Instead of :

F. BACON / ROBERT BACON / BAILLY

Jean Sylvain Bailly was a French Mathematicien and Astronomer.

And he was a freemason,  an active member of "La loge des Neuf Soeurs".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Neuf_Sœurs

Interestingly, the chapter on F. BACON ends with a quote by another member of "La loge des Neuf Soeurs",

Dominique Joseph Garat.

"Ancient mythology, among its divinities, had one that it represented with two heads, one turned towards the centuries gone by, which it embraced with a single look; the other towards the centuries to come, which it also embraced, although they did not yet exist: one would say that it is the image and emblem of Bacon's genius."

Here is the origine of the quote :

https://books.openedition.org/editionsulm/1463

"The first of the creators of the analysis of human understanding, and the first, without a doubt, in genius, as in date, is Bacon. Bacon had barely conceived his first views on the faculties of the understanding, and on the means of directing their exercise, suddenly, and as if, by penetrating the nature of his mind, he had been admitted to the revelations of a genius superior to men, he appears and he places himself in the middle of the sciences and scholars as their universal legislator: all his thoughts and all his words breathe I do not know what greatness which announces the man who came to change all opinions, and to regenerate all intelligence."

 

By chance, the chapter on F. Bacon is 103 lines long. 🙂 

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1 hour ago, Allisnum2er said:

Here is the origine of the quote :

https://books.openedition.org/editionsulm/1463

"The first of the creators of the analysis of human understanding, and the first, without a doubt, in genius, as in date, is Bacon. Bacon had barely conceived his first views on the faculties of the understanding, and on the means of directing their exercise, suddenly, and as if, by penetrating the nature of his mind, he had been admitted to the revelations of a genius superior to men, he appears and he places himself in the middle of the sciences and scholars as their universal legislator: all his thoughts and all his words breathe I do not know what greatness which announces the man who came to change all opinions, and to regenerate all intelligence."

 

By chance, the chapter on F. Bacon is 103 lines long. 🙂 

That's a good one! 🙂

Just curious, what page does the chapter on Bacon begin?

Is there anything on page 33??

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Yann, you knew what this means to me, "Ancient mythology, among its divinities, had one that it represented with two heads, one turned towards the centuries gone by, which it embraced with a single look; the other towards the centuries to come, which it also embraced, although they did not yet exist: one would say that it is the image and emblem of Bacon's genius."

 

 

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1 hour ago, Light-of-Truth said:

That's a good one! 🙂

Just curious, what page does the chapter on Bacon begin?

Is there anything on page 33??

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Yann, you knew what this means to me, "Ancient mythology, among its divinities, had one that it represented with two heads, one turned towards the centuries gone by, which it embraced with a single look; the other towards the centuries to come, which it also embraced, although they did not yet exist: one would say that it is the image and emblem of Bacon's genius."

 

 

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Hi Rob,

I knew that you would like it ! 😉 

https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/SLNSW_F1/181/?zoom=850

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I explored the pages, the leaves, the chapters linked with the number 33.

The only interesting thing that I found so far is the 33rd 'illustrious person" who is Bias of Priene, one of the seven Sages of Greece, a lawyer, a judge, a Philosopher and ...  a Poet.

 

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