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answer the Question :

What does Francis Bacon Mean To Them?


 

"An important aspect of Bacon that has previously gone unremarked, but which I have demonstrated in my book, is that Bacon was the godfather not only of modern science, but also of modern depth psychology, anticipating Freud and Jung by three centuries."-Michael Buhagiar

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"Sir Francis Bacon has been called the "adorner of an age." I believe him to be the adorner of ALL ages." -Doreen Key

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"To me Francis Bacon means first and foremost William Shakespeare, the greatest literary interest in my life, which has been devoted very largely to literature and the teaching of literature."- -Walter Saunders, author of Hamlet in modern English verse. This is one of a new series called Shakespeare 2000 with original and modernised texts printed side by side. Other plays thus far published in the series are King Lear, Macbeth  and Twelfth Night. The next will be Othello. Order from Jacklin Enterprises, P.O.Box 521, Parklands 2121, South Africa.  e-mail : orders@jacklin.co.za  Price $20 or £12 ( airfreight included)

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"Francis has had a tremendous impact on my life, as a symbol of what good it is possible that one person can do. If only I had his gift of insight. " - Michael Taylor

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"I value Bacon because his personal story has enriched my understanding even my life on several fronts a man of such acceptable intellectual even spiritual prowess (as I value Marcus Aurelius and Plato, Christ and Shankara), of strengths and weaknesses, a man of great aims, for mankind;  his words and actions only a part of the picture we perceive; just as we have an incomplete picture of the man who became Shakespeare."-Brian Jarvis

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"Where Heraclitus saw a river that would never be the same when stepped in twice, Bacon saw a river whose properties could be measured and whose power could be used for the benefit of mankind!" - Alan Gross

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"I have found so many so called "Francis Bacon" signatures that I no longer bother to look for them.I still have an interest in codes and ciphers, which has taken me into all sorts of different branches of literature".-Graham Smith

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"But what Francis Bacon presents to us always has more meaning than is apparent on the surface.  In his device, he presents more than the knowledge he offers us - he presents himself.  He is the vast, unexplored ocean, the great mystery that lies outside the small Mediterranean sea of our knowledge.  No matter how far we sail on this vast ocean there will always be "More Beyond". -Mather Walker

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"The more I read and learn about Francis Bacon, the more I am impressed by the depth and brilliance of his mind."-Virginia Fellows

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"It was during the Great Depression , when I was fourteen and I first explored the New Atlantis, a book that was to become crucial for me a half century later."-Harvey Wheeler

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" I recall one day looking through Volume 30: Francis Bacon, which contained: The Advancement of Learning, The Novum Organum, and The New Atlantis.  As I was a burgeoning young scientist, it's not hard to imagine that this matter appealed to my sensibilities, triggering an immediate interest and respect that continues to this day." - John Southard II
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"What better day than his birthday to reflect for a moment that sirbacon.org and many of it's readers are indeed in "foreign nations", and that this internet era is truly the "next ages": with the conditions now seemingly in place, may it now be time that the provisions in his will be fulfilled, and the world come to embrace openly under his own name, the true life and complete works of the genius of the Ages, Francis Bacon."- Simon Miles

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Something happens when you begin to understand the life of Francis Bacon .You become "involved" in his life.-Robert Fowler

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"Francis Bacon was the Acme and Apex of Intelligent Activity in his time."-Paul Dupuy Jr., creator of An Authorship Analysis

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"Whatever you think of Francis Bacon he was a man possessed with a linguistic explosion of thought, like a finely tuned instrument, dedicated to the betterment of humanity."-Lawrence Gerald

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