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Post by soupy » March 6th, 2018, 6:17 am

The Wisdom of the Ancients, A Series Of Mythological Fables by Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626).

Now I suppose most people will think I am but entertaining myself with a toy, and using much the same kind of licence in expounding the poets’ fables which the poets themselves did in inventing them; and it is true that if I had a mind to vary and relieve my severer studies with some such exercise of pleasure for my own or my reader’s recreation, I might very fairly indulge in it. But that is not my meaning. Not but that I know very well what pliant stuff fable is made of, how freely it will follow any way you please to draw it, and how easily with a little dexterity and discourse of wit meanings which it was never meant to bear may be plausibly put upon it. Neither have I forgotten that there has been old abuse of the thing in practice; that many, wishing only to gain the sanction and reverence of antiquity for doctrines and inventions of their own, have tried to twist the fables of the poets into that sense; and that this is neither a modern vanity nor a rare one, but old of standing and frequent in use; that Chrysippus long ago, interpreting the oldest poets after the manner of an interpreter of dreams, made them out to be Stoics; and that the Alchemists more absurdly still have discovered in the pleasant and sportive fictions of the transformation of bodies, allusion to experiments of the furnace. From Bacon's Preface ( Bacon himself)
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Post by craigdav1 » March 6th, 2018, 7:22 am

LV prefers the use of Gutenberg e-texts whenever possible.

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56463

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Post by TriciaG » March 6th, 2018, 1:40 pm

I'll MC.

I see you changed to the Gutenberg text. :) I've made that change in the database as well.

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Post by soupy » March 6th, 2018, 1:43 pm

I'll DPL if someone will DPL my readings.

I changed from Bartleby because of Craig's comment- but I'd rather use Bartleby because its easier for readers to find their sections.

http://www.bartleby.com/82/
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Post by craigdav1 » March 6th, 2018, 1:45 pm

I'll Pl your sections.. I'm a FB fan.

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Post by TriciaG » March 6th, 2018, 1:46 pm

Great! I've put Soupy in as DPL and put Dave in the Alt-BC slot so that he has MW access. (Well, he has it anyway since he's an admin, but still...)
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Post by soupy » March 6th, 2018, 1:47 pm

Thanks Tricia and Craig :D
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Post by soupy » March 6th, 2018, 2:18 pm

it's all set. I had planned on two more sections - his dedications from Bartleby but won't be using them.

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Post by soupy » March 6th, 2018, 2:29 pm

I signed up for 4 sections - 2, 12, 14, 22

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Post by declanreads » March 8th, 2018, 1:34 am

request 5, 6, 7, 8.

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Post by TriciaG » March 8th, 2018, 1:00 pm

Moving to Readers Wanted!
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Post by Tfergie18 » March 8th, 2018, 1:24 pm

Requesting section 10 please!

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Post by soupy » March 8th, 2018, 4:04 pm

thanks declanreads and Tfergia18 :thumbs:

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Post by OwenCook » March 15th, 2018, 7:47 pm

Ooh fun! Can I claim sections 9, 11, 13, and 15, please?

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Post by soupy » March 16th, 2018, 3:48 am

Thanks Owen :thumbs:

I've assigned 9, 11, 13, 15 to you.

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