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John of Salisbury Why does he fetch us up words and deeds of the ancients? We are wise from ourselves, our youth has taught itself, our company does not resume the doctrines of the ancients. We do not accept this burden of following the words Of those whom Greece has and Rome venerates. I am a resident of the Petit-Pont, a new projector in arts, for I boast that former discoveries are my own: What the old men have taught and dear youth does not know, I swear to have been discoveries of my own