Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 9

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James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath
Brown and Taggard, 1864

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Page 353 - and Cabalists. But these men do not gain their object; and instead of giving honour to the Scriptures as they suppose, they rather embase and pollute them. For to seek the materiate heaven and earth in the word of God, (whereof it is said, " Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away
Page 256 - and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and built great bulwarks round against it, and besieged it. Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city, yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Page 314 - of Laws, that they be certain. APHORISM 8. Certainty is so essential to law, that law cannot even be just without it. " For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle ?
Page 243 - turns again on his reprover, whom being now made odious to him he either directly assails with abuse, or afterwards traduces to others. PROVERB. (7.) A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. 2
Page 302 - as it is trivially said, where the sinews of men's arms in base and effeminate people are failing. For Solon said well to Croesus, when in ostentation he showed him his gold, " Sir, if any other come that has better iron than you, he will be master of all this gold.
Page 258 - that they commit not offices or the government of provinces to needy persons and such as are in debt; for peoples, that they allow not their rulers to be too much in want of money. PROVERB. (25.) A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain and a corrupt spring. 2
Page 308 - least the reputation amongst all neighbour states, as may be well seen in Spain; which has had, in one part or other, a veteran army almost continually, now by the space of six-score years. To be master of the sea, is an abridgment of a monarchy. Cicero writing to Atticus of Pompey's preparation against Caesar, says,
Page 226 - life and actions; such as may be in a reasonable sort within his compass to attain. For if these two things be supposed, that a man set before him honest and good ends, and again that his mind be resolute and constant to pursue and obtain them, it will follow that his mind shall
Page 194 - Nee sum animi dubius, verbis ea vincere magnum Quam sit, et angustis his addere rebus honorem. 1 And surely, if the purpose be in good earnest, not to write at leisure that which men may read at leisure, but really to instruct and suborn action and active live, these
Page 134 - which application and variety of speech, in perfection of idea, ought to extend so far, that if a man should speak of the same thing to several persons, he should nevertheless use different words to each of them; though this politic and familiar part of eloquence in private discourse it is certain that the greatest orators

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