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ANNOTATION.

No better annotation can be given than in Bacon's own words,—' The mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge, is the greatest error of all the rest: For, men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession ;—but seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men: As if there were sought in knowledge, a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terras for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention; or a shop for profit or sale;—and not a rich store-house for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate.'1

1 A dvancsment of Learning.

INDEX TO ESSAYS.

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Adversity .......... 70

Ambition .......... 410

Anger ........... 591

Atheism. . > 169

Beauty 459

Boldness .136

Building 463

Ceremonies and Respects . . . , . . 551

Children (Parents and) 92

Counsel 324

Cunning........... 241

Custom and Education 423

Death 15

Deformity .......... 461

Delays ........... 234

Discourse 368

Dispatch .......... 288

Dissimulation (Simulation and) 82

Education (Custom and) 423

Empire 215

Envy . 101

Expense 320

Faction 544

Fame (Fragment of an Essay on) 604

Followers and Friends 493

Fortune 437

Friendship 302

Gardens........... 468

Glory (Vain) 568

Goodness, and Goodness of Nature 139

Great Place . . . . . . . . . .116

Health (Eegimen of) 348

Honour and Reputation . . . . . . . -573

Innovations .......... 264

Judicature 582

Kingdoms and Estates (the True Greatness of) . . . 327

Knowledge (the Praise of) 608

Love 111

K.SSAV Of r.\r;

Man's Self (Wisdom for a) .25

Marriage and Single Life ....... .9)

Masques and Triumphs 41 <

Nature in Men . 411

Negotiating 47-

Nobility .14-

1'arents and Children .92

Plantations -377

Praise . . . -555

Prophecies 403

Pcvenge .59

Pieties 392

Seditions and Troubles 1 ^2

Self (Wisdom for a Man's) 257

Simulation and Dissimulation .82

Single Life (Marriage and) 96

Studies 501

Suitors 498

Superstition 1S 5

Suspicion • 3 54

Things (Vicissitudes of) 597

Travel 209

Truth . i

Unity in Eeligion 23

Usury 442

Vicissitudes of Things 597

Vain Glory 5^8

Wisdom for a Man's Self 257

Wise (Seeming) 294

Youth and Age 445

GENERAL INDEX.

Arsued, Bacon's use of the word, 301.

Advocates, temptations of, 587.

Age, old, Aristotle's description of, 451 ; and youth, mental qualities

°f-455-

Agreement, external, m religion, 57.

Althorp, Lord, anecdote of, 562.

Ambition, true end of, 120; not essentially evil, 412.

Anger, different modes of appeasing, 594; distinguished from hatred,

593- . ,
Ants, mistake concernmg, 258.

Approbation, love of, 564; distinct from love of admiration, 565.

Aristotle, 60, 62, no, 260, 309, 371, 420, 432, 451, 593.

Arminians, the, 603.

Associations, definite object in, 316, 428, 547.

Atheism, causes of, 177; credulity of, 171 ; of Pagan nations, 173.

Bacon, moral character of, 434.

Bending the wand, 420.

Benevolence, example of our Lord the rule for, 143; ill-directed,

evils of, 141; nature of, mistaken, 144.
Birth, noble, aphorism of Warburton respecting, 149; how estimated, 150.
Bomolochus, 371.
Booker,—his vocabulary of obsolete words in our Authorized Version

recommended, iii.
Books for children, 36, 132, 529 ; popular, 517 ; some to be tasted, 541.
Bow, a backed, 292.
Brute life, Turkish regard for, 145.

Carinet council, presidency of, 233.

Candid men, 135.

Caution, defect of, in the cunning, 254.

Cavillers, difficulty of dealing with, xxi., 488.

Celerity in decision and execution, importance of, illustrated, 235,

239. 274, 29°> 299-
Celibacy of clergy, 98, 132.
Censure, equivalent to praise, 567.

Coremonies, necessity of, 553; religious, multiplication of, 200.
Change of course, 126; irregularly introduced, 279.
Character, similarity of, in men of opposite parties, 549.
Children, books for, 36, 132, 529; employment of, as almoners, 426;

gratuitous disappointment of, 77; learning by rote, 520; choice of

a profession for, 93; precocious, 456.
Chinese, recklessness of life in, 19.
Christening of a ship, 187.
Cingalese farmer, anecdote of, 527.
Clouds, fable of the, I 3 3.

Colonies, ancient Greek, 380; penal, 381; provision for spiritual

wants of, 391.
Coramon-place book, 522.
Common sense, 298.
Concession to intimidation, 168.
Condescension, spurious, 131.
Confidence, partial, evil of. 495 ; confidences, 492.
Consistency, 126.
Contrarieties, the land of, 389.
Controversy, two kinds of, to be avoided, 5 1.
Conviction, openness to, 434.
Courage, false, 594.
Cowper, the poet, quotation from, 295.
Crubbe, extract from, 318.

Crafty men, 255. *

Credit, undeserved, instances of, 575.
Credulity of unbelief, 172.

Cruelty, not inconsistent with natural benevolence, 145.
Cuckoo, the fable of, 496.

Cunning not wisdom, 253; Churchill's description of, 256.
Curiosity, a pupil's, importance of exciting, 519.
Custom, power of, 427.

Deference, mistakes concerning, 65, 420, 511, 565.

Deformities, original, 462.

Diet, remark concerning, 349.

Differences in doctrine and morals, whether designed, 36, 173; reli-
gious, not confined to speculative points, 37.

Difficulties in study, rule for, 521.

Dignity, moral, sense of, essential, 561.

Disciples, three applications of the term, 48.

Discipline and trial, 77.

Discussion, oral and written, compared, 479; cautions to be observed
in, 483.

Doubt, impatience of, 291 ; not inconsistent with a habit of faith.
361 ; of persons, 355; of things, 358; remedy for, 365.

Duelling, remarks respecting, 66.

Economy, 14.

Education, like the grafting of a tree, 431, 432; Irish Board of, 534.

Egypt, prevalence of envy in, 107.

Eiron and Bomolochus, 371.

Embarrassment, pecuniary, of the rich, 324.

England, freedom of, from ambition, 337.

English, injustice done to the, 337.

Errors, vulgar, secondary, 64.

Erroneous notions, how to be dealt with, 485.

Etymology, abuse of, 245, 533.

Evils, escaped, underrating of, 159.

Examples, bad, 318.

Expect, ambiguity of the word, 325.

Expediency, 6.

Expenditure, showy, 323.

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