Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist and author. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. The historian William Dixon wrote “Bacon's influence in modern world is so great that every man who rides in a train, sends a telegram, follows a steam plough, sits in an easy chair, crosses the channel or the Atlantic, eats a good dinner, enjoys a beautiful garden, or undergoes a painless surgical operation, owes him something.”
The book “Of Gardens” a great work full of wisdom and life experience of the philosopher. The reader has a chance to immerse to the philosophic discusses about truth, revenge, envy, marriage, love, friendship and honour. In reading Bacon, one feels as if one is sitting in an armchair with a brandy, listening to an old uncle who has seen and experienced much in life, telling stories and imparting his wisdom amid sundry digressions. Take your time with a pleasant and enlightening book!