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[Knowledge] resembles a magnificent structure that has no foundation.

— Francis Bacon (1620)

[T]here is no other course left but with better assistance to begin the work anew, and raise or rebuild the sciences, arts, and all human knowledge, from a firm and solid basis.

— Francis Bacon (1620)

Another time has other lives to live.

Wystan H. Auden (1940)