What is Francis Bacon's Of Praise about?

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Francis Bacon's "Essays" are a series of writings that address a very broad range of topics, including Anger, War, Virtue, Envy, etc... as well as the one at hand, Praise. On first glance they look like the ramblings of an arrogant and self righteous ideologue, but when time is taken to read and analyze them there is obvious thought and passion involved in their composition.

"Of Praise" is one that would be easy to misunderstand without...

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