On Leonardo Da Vinci…

William Manchester

William Manchester

“Leonardo was left handed; his notes, seven thousand pages of which have been preserved, were written in mirror script. Though quite legible, they can be read only by holding them up to a looking glass. In the sixteenth century that was enough to envelope him in suspicion. The existence of Satan and his extraordinary powers was believed to be irrefutable. Leonardo was quite capable of marvels, men whispered, but ─ and here they would nod knowingly ─ his inspiration was anything but divine.” ― A World Lit Only by Fire, The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Copyright © 1992 by William Manchester, Little Brown, Page 94.

About Michael

Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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