The Works of Francis Bacon: Translations of the philosophical works

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

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Page 314 - So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken ? for ye shall speak into the air.
Page 198 - But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on...
Page 123 - For as knowledges are now delivered, there is a kind of contract of error, between the deliverer and the receiver; for he that delivereth knowledge, desireth to deliver it in such form as may be best believed, and not as may be best examined : and he that receiveth knowledge, desireth rather present satisfaction, than expectant inquiry ; and so rather not to doubt, than not to err ; glory making the author not to lay open his weakness, and sloth making the disciple not to know his strength.
Page 31 - The first is the discontinuance of the ancient and serious diligence of Hippocrates, which used to set down a narrative of the special cases of his patients, and how they proceeded, and how they were judged by recovery or death.
Page 308 - No body can be healthful without exercise, neither natural body nor politic; and certainly to a kingdom or estate, a just and honorable war is the true exercise. A civil war, indeed, is like the heat of a fever; but a foreign war is like the heat of exercise, and serveth to keep the body in health ; for in a slothful peace, both courages will effeminate and manners corrupt.
Page 309 - But thus much is certain, that he that commands the sea, is at great liberty, and may take as much, and as little, of the war as he will.
Page 371 - For this is that sound and language which went forth into all lands,1 and did not incur the confusion of Babel ; this should men study to be perfect in, and becoming again as little children condescend to take the alphabet of it into their hands, and spare no pains to search and unravel the interpretation thereof, but pursue it strenuously and persevere even unto death.
Page 48 - He hath made man of the dust of the earth, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life...
Page 264 - He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
Page 345 - I shall step out of the bark of human reason, and enter into the ship of the church ; which is only able by the Divine compass to rightly direct its course. Neither will the stars of philosophy, which have hitherto so nobly shone upon us, any longer supply their light. So that on this subject also it will be as well to keep silence.

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