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He that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit, so he had need be afraid of others' memory. Options
Daemon
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He that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit, so he had need be afraid of others' memory.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
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Daemon wrote:
He that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit, so he had need be afraid of others' memory.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)



The quote above comes from, Essays of Francis Bacon or Counsels, Civil and Moral--1627--Chapter 32--Of Discourse


And generally, men ought to find the difference, between saltness and bitterness. Certainly, he that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit, so he had need be afraid of others' memory. He that questioneth much, shall learn much, and content much; but especially, if he apply his questions to the skill of the persons whom he asketh; for he shall give them occasion, to please themselves in speaking, and himself shall continually gather knowledge. But let his questions not be troublesome; for that is fit for a poser.


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pedro
Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 6:20:41 AM

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never would have thought that this meaning of 'poser' goes back that far.

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 6:44:31 AM
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On the other hand, you might be honored for your satire as Will Farrel was last night in accepting the Kennedy Center Mark Twain prize
GabhSigenod
Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 7:05:41 AM

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Daemon wrote:
He that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit, so he had need be afraid of others' memory.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

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He may have been joking!

Mise, tá mé lán de dea-fhortún.
MTC
Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 7:59:40 AM
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Proverb: He who would tell the truth should have one foot in the stirrup.
jmacann
Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 8:11:07 AM
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Sadly true. -truth is never simple.

So elevated a critical estimation of satire... -why is it not widely shared? Cannot remember...

Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 8:47:20 AM
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I think I like this part the context as much I do today's quote: "And generally, men ought to find the difference, between saltness and bitterness."
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