Forty-nine of us, forty-eight men and one woman, lay on the green waiting for the spike to open.
For his involvement in the persecution of Jesus Christ, Pilate was not looked upon favourably by Christians. He enjoyed a somewhat sullied reputation. They find Truth inconvenient and difficult to imbibe. Certainly there be that delight in giddiness, and count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting free-will in thinking, as well as in acting.
People do not seek Truth, and enjoy resorting to falsehood and lies. People like ambiguityand inaccuracy, so that they can couch the harshness of Truth in convenient language.
And though the sects of philosophers, of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins, though there be not so much blood in them as was in those of the ancients. But, while trying to prove the contrary, they soon wavered, and came out with conflicting decisions.
These types of thinkers have all but ceased to exist. The present day ones lack the rigor and verve of the ancient great minds. They are paler versions of their illustrious predecessors. Nevertheless, they, too, doubt the existence of truth, and tend to drift towards falsehood.
Meaning …Some Greek philosophers of later periods delved in to this matter. Merchants and traders resort to a certain amount of falsehood to entice the customers to buy their merchandize. But, why do common folks resort to lies despite knowing its unsavoury consequences.
But I cannot tell; this same truth is a naked and open day-light, that doth not show the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights. Emperors, heroes, military commanders and other men and women of prominence are described with the minimum laudatory language.
Truth builds no artificial aura of greatness around them.
So, bereft of their unrealistic praise, they appear vastly diminished in stature. Truth may perhaps come to the price of a pearl, that showeth best by day; but it will not rise to the price of a diamond or carbuncle, that showeth best in varied lights.
Meaning … A pearl shines in the day. A diamond or a carbuncle glow at night giving an unreal feeling of light in the midst of total darkness. It shows what is visible to the naked eye. A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure.
Meaning … A cocktail of lies and truth has the potency to please humans more than only lies or only truth. Bacon, paradoxically, suggests the utility of such combination of lies and truth. If everything is portrayed in their true colours with no addition of superficial praise, flaterring comments and allusions, the society will appear drab and indolent.
Vanity and aggrandizement induce creativity, energy and intellectual activity. For example, if a poet is not felicitated or a player is not rewarded, how will they be motivated to reach higher levels of accomplishments? Otherwise, the praise will be bland and ineffective. But it is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in and settleth in it, that doth the hurt; such as we spake of before.
Some very revered men of great wisdom denigrated poetry saying it contained lies. They felt, the poet adds fiction, exaggerations, allusions etc.
Bacon says, most of these lies actually may not stay permanently in the mind of the reader. This could indeed be a sad consequence of reading poetry.Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St.
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