S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Francis Bacon on the Shakespearean Science of Comedy

From the Novum Organum. First Book of Aphorisms. No. 49. Graham Rees, trans.

"The human intellect is not a dry light but is contaminated by the will and affections; and this begets As-you-like-it Sciences*. For man would rather believe what he wishes to be true."

* "Ad quod vult Scientias"
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