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    Michael Fomkin looks at OF TRUTH

    What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an
    answer. Certainly there be, that delight in giddiness, and count it
    a bondage to fix a belief; affecting free-will in thinking, as well as
    in acting. And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be
    gone, yet there remain certain discoursing wits, which are of the same
    veins, though there be not so much blood in them, as was in those of
    the ancients. But it is not only the difficulty and labor, which men
    take in finding out of truth, nor again, that when it is found, it
    imposeth upon men’s thoughts, that doth bring lies in favor; but a
    natural though corrupt love, of the lie itself. One of the later
    school of the Grecians, examineth the matter, and is at a stand, to
    think what should be in it, that men should love lies; where neither
    they make for pleasure, as with poets, nor for advantage, as with
    the merchant; but for the lie’s sake. But I cannot tell; this same
    truth, is a naked, and open day-light, that doth not show the masks,
    and mummeries, and triumphs, of the world, half so stately and
    daintily as candle-lights. Truth may perhaps come to the price of a
    pearl, that showeth best by day; but it will not rise to the price
    of a diamond, or carbuncle, that showeth best in varied lights. A
    mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure. Doth any man doubt, that if
    there were taken out of men’s minds, vain opinions, flattering
    hopes, false valuations, imaginations as one would, and the like,
    but it would leave the minds, of a number of men, poor shrunken
    things, full of melancholy and indisposition, and unpleasing to
    themselves?

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