Bacon; His Writings And His Philosphy: his writings and his philosphy

Paperback | May 17, 2012

byGeorge Lillie Craik

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ...Only the first Title, or Division, On the Certainty of Laws, is given, as a specimen of a complete digest of the subject, which the noble author intimates that he entertains the hope of executing. The following striking paragraph, which is the same in the Latin as in the English, winds up the Chapter and the Book:--Thus have I concluded this portion of learning touching civil knowledge; and with civil knowledge have concluded human philosophy; and with human philosophy, philosophy in general. And being now at some pause, looking back into that I have passed through, this writing seemeth to me, "si nunquam fallit imago 'f as far as a man can judge of his own work, not much better than that noise or sound which musicians make while they are tuning their instruments; which is nothing pleasant to hear, but yet is a cause why the music is sweeter afterwards: so have I been content to tune the instruments of the muses, that they may play that have better hands. And surely, when 1 set before me the condition of these times, in which learning hath made her third visitation or circuit in all the qualities thereof; as the excellency and vivacity of the wits of this age; the noble helps and lights which we have by the travails of ancient writers; the art of printing, which communicateth books to men of all fortunes; the openness of the world by navigation, which hath disclosed multitudes of experiments and a mass of natural history; the leisure where See vol. i. p. 23. f If fancy does not deceive. x with these times abound, not employing men so generally in civil business as the states of Graecia did in respect of their popularity, and the state of Rome in respect of the greatness of their monarchy; the present disposition of these times at this instant to peace;...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ...Only the first Title, or Division, On the Certainty of Laws, is given, as a specimen of a complete digest of the subject, which ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.54 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217442994

ISBN - 13:9780217442992

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