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... as well as man of affairs and servant of the State ? Did he always follow in
practice the axioms he enounced in theory ? With regard to Dante and Sophocles
we cannot answer this question , for lack of knowledge concerning their
answer this question , for lack of knowledge concerning their life in the world . We
are puzzled in attempting to answer it with regard to Bacon , because , while he
allows us to perceive adumbrations of a comprehensive philosophy of life , and ...
Being asked by the Queen how old he was , he answered with much discretion ,
being then but a boy , That he was two years younger than Her Majesty ' s happy
reign ; with which answer the Queen was much taken . At the ordinary years of ...
One day , when a great statesman was newly dead that had not been his friend ,
the King asked him , What he thought of that lord which was gone ? he answered
, That he would never have made His Majesty ' s estate better , but he was sure ...
And that learning should take up too much time or leisure : I answer , the most
active or busy man that hath been or can be , hath , no question , many vacant
times of leisure , while he expecteth the tides and returns 5 of business ( except
he be ...
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