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LATE SCHOLAR OP WADHAM COLLEGE, OXFORD ; PRINCIPAL AND PROFESSOR or

LOGIC AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY, DECCAN COLLEGE, FOONA; IELLOW

OF THB UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY

MACMILLAN AND CO.

AND NEW YORK

[All rights reserved]

First Edition, 1889; Reprinted 1890, 1892.

PREFACE.

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i This edition of Bacon's Essays is, like my edition of the Advancement of Learning, intended mainly for Indian students. The notes therefore contain much which to English readers will appear superfluous. The text is that of the edition of 1625, the last edition published by Bacon himself. The spelling is modernized. In preparing this edition I have derived ' much information from Ellis and Spedding's edition of Bacon's Work, Francis Bacon and his Times by Spedding, Gardiner's History of England, and, above all, from Mr. Wright's edition of the Essays. The letter "W" appended to a note shows that it is borrowed from Mr. Wright.

Poona,
October 2nd, 1888

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