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The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Bacon: Edited With an Introduction and Notes (Classic Reprint)

Francis Bacon

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ISBN 10: 1333071337 / ISBN 13: 9781333071332
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Title: The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of ...

Publisher: Forgotten Books

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Paperback

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Excerpt from The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Bacon: Edited With an Introduction and Notes

Like Burns, like Shakspere, it is man's meat; and especially it appeals to the hard head acquainted with human nature and the shifts of life as it is led in the world, open to broad views and aware of great elements in the private and public spheres alike, but tangled, nevertheless, in the prudences, the safeties, the necessities of a permanently I lower plane of social being. The unique ness of the Essays is to be sought in this direction: they give a grandiloquent voice to the worldly-wise heart; they mix nobility of intellect with meanness of action, beauty and charm of language with lame and im potent conclusions of cynical fact, the great ness with the littleness of man. Scarcely any other English prose classic makes so much the impression characteristic of the ancient writers, as of something coneen trated and old with experience, not to be challenged any more than proverbial wis dom - conclusions which, whether gold or baser matter, are the settled dregs of time.) Such, in substance, is the amalgam of the Essays, lasting in fame, and obstinate because of the mixed truth which, like life itself,-and therein they represent life, they contain.

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Francis Bacon was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1909. He emerged as one of the leading painters of the 20th century during the 40s and 50s. Bacon expanded the possibilities of figurative art with a bold, expressionistic style at a time when abstraction was the dominant mode. He was also one of the first artists to depict overtly homosexual themes. He stands as a towering figure in 20th-century art, having established a huge influence on younger generations of painters. He died in 1992.

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