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La Lanterne d'Aquitaine
in the city of Seattle
as a Master Elder
Holds the Fleeting Status:
Favored, given by Elder Mikoyan of Seattle
I confess that I have as vast contemplative ends, as I have moderate civil ends:
for I have taken all knowledge to be my province;
and if I could purge it of two sorts of rovers,
whereof the one with frivolous disputations, confutations, and verbosities,
the other with blind experiments and auricular traditions and impostures, hath committed
so many spoils,
I hope I should bring in industrious observations, grounded conclusions, and profitable inventions
and discoveries; the best state of that province.
This, whether it be curiosity, or vain glory,
or nature, or (if one take it favourably) philanthropia,
is so fixed in my mind as it cannot be removed.
And I do easily see, that place of any reasonable countenance doth bring commandment
of more wits than of a man's own; which is the thing I greatly affect.
— from The Works of Francis Bacon