Of Studies by Francis Bacon —Line by line explanation

November 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 49 Comments
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Of Studies (Line by line explanation)

Of Studies
by Francis Bacon

[Explanation in blue, original in black]

Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Study as an activity, in whatever form, brings us joy and enhances our thinking, speaking and writing ability adding charm to our personality.

Their chief use for delight is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business.      Study is always a private activity which people engage in when they are alone or in the privacy of their homes. It helps them in relaxation after a strenuous routine, when the body and mind need to slow down. It sharpens our intellect helping us to judge things soundly. It helps us to go about our life’s business in a more capable way.

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