Lacon, Or Many Things in Few Words Addressed to Those Who Think (Classic Reprint)

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1kg Limited, 22 mrt. 2018 - 454 pagina's
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He that studies boo s alone, will know how things ought to be; and he that studies menrwill know how things are and it would have been impossible to have written these pages without mixing somewhat more freely with the wor d, than inclination might or judgment approve. For observation, mad cloister, or in the desert, will generally be as obscure as the one, and as barren as the other: but he that would paint with his pencil, must study originals, and not be over fearful of a little dust. In fact, ever nu thor is a far better judge of the pains that his e orts have cost him, than any reader can possibly be; but to what purpose he has taken those pains, this isa. Question on which his readers will not allow the eu thor a voice, nor even an opinion: from the tribunal of the public there is no appeal, and it is fit that it should be so, otherwise we 8 ould not only have riv are of ink expended in bad writing, but oceans more in defending it; for he that writes in abad style is sure to retort in a worse.

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