Lorine's cabin water lily

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Author: Francis Bacon
Title: Essays and The New Atlantis
Publisher: Van Nostrand
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1942
Editor: Gordon S. Haight
Type of document: Book

Notes: p. 17: These are underlined: "Revenge is a kind of wild justice..." and "It is the glory of a man to pass by an offense...."

p. 39: In top margin: "amongst, hath, doth, remaineth." These are underlined: "love is ever matter of comedies, and now and then of tragedies...," "amongst all the great and worthy persons," ["there is a" is handwritten] "mad degree of love which shows that great spirits and great business" ["to keep out" is handwritten] "weak passion." Also underlined: "love can find entrance, not only into an open heart, but also into a heart well fortified..." ["encouraged" is handwritten].

p. 40 These are marked with an asterisk and underlined:

"That it is impossible to love and be wise."

"[L]ove is ["ever" crossed out, replaced with "always] "with ["and inward and" is crossed out] secret ["contempt" seems to be replaced with "scorn"]...."

"[T]imes kindle love, and make it more fervent" is changed to read "time kindles love, and makes it more 'warm'."

p. 41. Underlined "They do best who" "cannot ['but' is crossed out] admit love, yet make it ['keep quarter' is crossed out and replaced with 'secret']" "if it ['check' crossed out and replaced with 'interferes' possibly] with business, it troubleth men's fortunes"

"['Nutial' crossed out, replaced with '(marriage)'] love maketh mankind, friendly love ['perfecteth' replaced with 'perfects'] it, but ['wanton' replaced with 'wanted'] love ['corrupteth' replaced with 'corrupts'] and embaseth it."

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