• Truth is a naked and open daylight, that does not show the masques, and mummeries, and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights. . . A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure

    Francis Bacon (1852). “The essays or counsels civil and moral and wisdom of the Ancients by Francis (Bacon) Lord Verulam: Edited by B[asil] Montagu”, p.2
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