Wheedle and coax him into Catholicism, who patted him literally on the cheek and meta phorically on the back; thinking, as the King did, that if Casaubon, whom the world regarded as the mirror of all wisdom, could be gained as a convert, Protestantism in France might be extinguished much more easily. And when Casaubon was weary of France, was there not a warm welcome for him in England? James I, who could never see what he had in Bacon, was too delighted to have a Casaubon and to pay him well for the interchange of philological gabble. Meanwhile James left Shakespeare without recognition, so that to-day, there be ing little known about the great poet, Shake speare bids fair to be treated as a myth by latter-day historians. Why should we Speak of Bentley, whose acute scholarship, expended in ingenious emendations of Horace, won him honor and renown, although today, as we are told by M. Salomon Reinach, out of his hun dreds of emendations of Horace only half-a dozen meet with the acceptance of scholars? Heyne, the great critic of texts, was made an oracle and listened to with awe by the whole of Europe, was envied by Goethe, who burned to become a Heyne II, whereas Lessing was left to languish in obscurity on the miserable pit14 The Failure of the Higher Criticism.