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made, saw that all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and could find no rest therein. Wherefore if we labour in thy works with the sweat of our brows thou wilt make us partakers of thy vision and thy sabbath. Humbly we pray that this inind may be steadfast in us, and that through these our hands, and the hands of others to whom thou shalt give the same spirit, thou wilt vouchsafe to endow the human family with new mercies.

THE

FIRST PART OF THE INSTAURATION,

WHICH COMPRISES THE

DIVISIONS OF THE SCIENCES,

IS WASTING.

But some account of them will be found in the Second Book of

the "Proficience and Advancement of Learning,

Divide and Human."

Next comes

SECOND PART OF THE INSTAURATION,

WHICH EXHIBITS

THE ART ITSELF OF INTERPRETING NATURE,

AND OF THE TRUER EXERCISE OF THE INTELLKCT;

Not however in the form of a regular Treatise, but only a Summary digested into Aphorisms.

SECOND PART OF THE WORK,

WHICH IS CALLED

THE NEW ORGANON;

OH,

TRUE DIRECTIONS

CONCERNING

THE INTERPRETATION OF NATURE.

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