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THE WORKS

OF

LORD BACON.

AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY,

AND A PORTRAIT.

IN TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. I.

LONDON:

HENRY G. BOHN, YORK STREET,

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JOHN CHILDS AND SON, BUNGAY.

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Philosophy divided into three branches, 1.

Divine. 2. Natural. 3. Human . . 33

The trunk of all, a primitive or summary

philosophy . . 33

Divine philosophy, or natural theology, relates
to the being and attributes of God; and the

nature of angels or spirits . . .34

Natural philosophy, divided into speculative

and practical .... 34

Speculative philosophy, or natural science,

divided into physics and metaphysics . 35

Physics divided into, 1. The doctrine of the prin-
ciples of things. 2. The doctrine of the

formation of things, or the world. 3. The

doctrine concerning the variety of things 36

Metaphysics divided into, I. The doctrine of

forms. 2. The doctrine of final causes . 36

Mathematics divided into, I. Pure. 2. Mixed 38

Pure mathematics divided into geometry and

arithmetic . . . . .38

Mixed mathematics divided into perspective,

music, astronomy, cosmography, architec-

ture, enginery, &c. ... 38

Practical philosophy, or natural prudence,

divided into experimental, philosophical, and

magical . . . . .38

Human philosophy has two parts, human and

civil ..... 40

Human doctrine divided into, 1. The doctrine

of the human body. 2. The doctrine of the

human mind . . . . .40

The doctrine of the union of soul and body
divided into, 1. The doctrine of notices.

2. The doctrine of impression . . 41

The doctrine of the human body divided into,

1. Medicine. 2. Cosmetics. 3. Athletics.

4. Arts of elegance . . . .41

The doctrine of the human mind divided into,

I. The doctrine of the nature of the mind

or soul. 2. The doctrine of the faculties of

the soul . .... 44

Appendices to the doctrine of the soul. 1. Di-

vination. 2. Fascination . . .45

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Of the spirits, or pneumaticals in bodies . 97
Of the power of heat . . .'97

Of impossibility of annihilation . . 98

CENTURY II.

Of music . . . . .98

Of the nullity and entity of sounds . 100

Of production, conservation, and delation of

sounds ...... 101

Of magnitude, exility, and damps of sounds 103

Of loudness and softness of sounds . 105

Of communication of sounds . . . 105

Of equality and inequality of sounds . 105

Of more treble and base tones . . . 106

Of proportion of treble and base . . 107

Of exterior and interior sounds . .107

Of articulation of sounds . . . 108

CENTURY III.

Of the lines in which sounds move . . 109

Of the lasting and perishing of sounds . 109

Of the passage in interception of sounds . 110

Of the medium of sounds . . . 110

Of the figures of bodies yielding sounds . 110

Of mixture of sounds . . . Ill

Of melioration of sounds . . .111

Of imitation of sounds . . . 112

Of reflection of sounds . . .113

Of consent and dissent between audibles and

visibles . . . 114

Of sympathy and antipathy of sounds . 115

Of hindering or helping of hearing . .116

Of the spiritual and fine nature of sounds 116

Of orient colours in dissolutions of metals . 117

Of prolongation of life . . . 117

Of the appetite of union in bodies . .117

Of the like operations of heat and time . 117

Of the differing operations of fire and rime 117

Of morions by imitation . . .118

Of infectious diseases . . . 118

Of the incorporation of powders and liquors 118

Of exercise of the body, and the benefits or evils

thereof . . . .118

Of meats soon glutting, or not glutting . 118

CENTURY IV.

Of clarification of liquors, and the acceleration

thereof . .119

Of maturation, and the accelerating thereof; and

of the maturation of drinks and fruits . 120

Of making gold . . . . 121

Of the several natures of gold . . . 122

Of inducing and accelerating putrefaction . 122

Of prohibiting and preventing putrefaction . 123

Of rotten wood shining . . . 124

Of acceleration of birth .... 124

Of acceleration of growth and stature . 124

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