The New Atlantis

Massively off-topic, but it tickled me, so I’m going to share it with you all.

I first read this part of Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis at the London Science Museum’s recent Oramics exhibition , but it’s good to hear it read out loud (albeit not very well). It’s amazing how prescient the section on audio (0:27 to 1:35) is, given it was written in 1624!

http://ia700803.us.archive.org/12/items/newatlantis_1111_librivox/newatlantis_6_bacon.mp3

I think we shows all strive to “make divers tremblings and warblings of sound”, don’t you?

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