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Book II   State Grifter Francis Bacon

"The use of this feigned history hath been to give 
some shadow of satisfaction to the mind of man ...
Therefore, because the acts or events of true history 
have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, 
poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical... 
because true history representeth actions and events more 
 ordinary, and less interchanged, therefore poesy endueth 
them with more rareness, and more unexpected and alternative 
variations ...
because it doth raise and erect the mind, by submitting the 
 shows of things 
to the desires of the mind; whereas reason doth buckle and 
bow the mind into 
the nature (reality) of things."

History As Fiction