Quotation by Francis Bacon

What life is best?
Courts are but only superficial schools
To dandle fools:
The rural parts are turned into a den
Of savage men:
And where 's a city from all vice so free,
But may be termed the worst of all the three?
Francis Bacon (1561–1626), British philosopher, statesman. The Life of Man (l. 10–16). . .

Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse, The. E. K. Chambers, comp. (1932) Oxford University Press.
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