Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Patrick Henry said it best when he said, "I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience." Well, that's true when you're reading and studying original source documents, not watching and listening to other peoples interpretations of history. As new evidence suggests, Shakespeare was basically slandering the good name of Richard III with what Henry VII told him to write. Similar things have happe….Continue
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What Dryden said was this, "Great wits are oft to madness near allied"; and that is true. It is the pure promptitude of the intellect that is in peril of a breakdown. Also people might remember of what sort of man Dryden was talking. He was not talking of any unworldly visionary like Vaughan or George Herbert. He was talking of a cynical man of the world, a sceptic, a diplomatist, a great practical politician. Such men are indeed to madness near allied. Their incessant calculation of their own brains and other people's brains is a dangerous trade. It is always perilous to the mind to reckon up the mind. A flippant person has asked why we say, "As mad as a hatter." A more flippant person might answer that a hatter is mad because he has to measure the human head. - G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy