The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

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Clarendon Press, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 339 pages
This edition of Francis Bacon's (1561-1626) The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall, a re-issue of the first critical edition since the nineteenth century, uses modern editorial standards to establish an authoritative, unmodernized text. The textual apparatus includes a comprehensive, chronological record of the substantive readings of all these manuscripts and editions, so that for the first time the evolution of Bacon's texts may be studied conveniently in detail.
 

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Contents

REFERENCES ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
xiii
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
xix
TEXTUAL INTRODUCTION
liii
COMPARATIVE TABLE OF THE ESSAYES
cxvi
COMMENTARY
179
APPENDIX
316
INDEX TO THE ESSAYES
328
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Michael Kiernan is Associate Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University and editor of The Advancement of Learning published as Volume IV of OFB, 2000.

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