The Political and Miscellaneous Writings of William G. Goddard, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Political and Miscellaneous Writings of William G. Goddard, Vol. 2 With somewhat of epigrammatic point, an English Poet characterizes the illustrious Lord Bacon as the Wisest, brightest, meanest Of mankind. Whether or not the Poet has, in this instance, sacrificed truth to point, it is not my purpose to inquire. One thing is certain - such Were his Vices as a statesman and a man, that Bacon suddenly and irretrievably fell from an eminence in public favor Which it has been the for tune Of few men to reach. He sunk, at once and for ever, below the horizon along Which he had traced for himself a track resplendent With glory. And it is a Singular fact in the history of great men, that, While the Vices and the fall of Bacon have cast deep Shadows upon his character, as a statesman, his labors in the cause Of philosophy and Of truth challenge for him, as. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 152 x 229 x 28mm | 721g
- 03 May 2017
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