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Origin of quote about the manipulation of words in Dan Simmons' "Hyperion"

I think you might be remembering the opening to Martin Silenus’ tale in Hyperion: Francis Bacon once said, ‘There arises from a bad and unapt formation of words a wonderful obstruction to the mind.’ ...
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What event is being referenced in the acknowledgements section of The Rise of Endymion?

Having read books at the time and of that type, I would certainly read it as a humorous expression of gratitude for having recovering, by technical means, forty pages that Simmons had lost through ...
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