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... late Provost of King ' s College in Cambridge , a man of no vulgar wit , who
affirmed unto me That when he had read the book of the Advancement of
Learning , he found himself in a case to begin his studies anew , and that he had
lost all the ...
Campanella ( who was born in 1568 , and died in 1639 ) warns men against
mere books and definitions , proclaiming his own resolution to compare books
with that first and original writing , the world , ' and declaring that men must begin
... Bacon after him , ventured on the daring enterprise of taking all knowledge for
their province ' ; and in this they stood alone . This present scene of man ' s
existence , this that we call Nature , the stage on which mortal life begins and
goes on ...
Concerning want , and that it is the case of learned men usually to begin with little
, and not to grow rich so fast as other men by reason they convert not their labors
20 chiefly to lucre and increase , - it were good to leave the common place in ...
We see likewise , after that the state of Rome was not itself , but did degenerate ,
how that person that took upon him to be counsellor to Julius Cæsar after his
victory , where to begin his restoration of the 10 state , maketh it of all points the ...
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12/22/20 I own the complete set (vol 1-54) and keep them at home on the top west shelf of my office; this includes The Great Conversation (which is volume 1) and The Great Ideas (volumes 2-3, the ... Read full review
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This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Read full review