《论读书》笔记整理【1】

  • Knowledge is power.
  • The founder of English materialist philosophy and modern science.
  • Main Works
  • Advancement of Learnng
  • New instrument
  • Essays
  • New instrument
  • Inductive Mothed of Reasoning
  • First, collect and study facts of this great world, than base your reasoning and conclusion on those facts.

If the imaginative powers of literary creation of English Renaissance found their expression in the poetry of Spenser and the drama of Shakespeare, the intellectual energy of this age showed itself in the achievement of Fancis Bacon.

1. Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.

读书足以怡情,足以傅彩,足以长才。

  • Serve
  • Serve the devil
  • Serve two masters
  • Serve as a foil to sb. 作某人的陪衬

    三人行,必有我师
    When I work along with two others, they may serve as my techers, I will select their good qualities and follow them, their bad qualities and avoid them.
    理雅各

  • The master said, “In a party of three there must be one whom I can learn from, I will pick his merits to emulate (imitate) them, and find his demerits to amend mine.
  • Ornament
  • —— is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.

2. Their chief use for delight, is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in judgment, and disposition of business.

其怡情也,最见于独处幽居之时;
其傅彩也,最见于高谈阔论之中;
其长才也,最见于处世判事之际。

  • Business
  • business 正经事
    incident 小事
    accident 祸事
    affair 风流韵事
    trifle 琐事

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