On The History Of Greek Literature In England; From The Earliest Times To The End Of The Reign Of…

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bySir George Young

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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. 1862 Excerpt: ...barons; Bacon, with the instinct of a monk, followed his spiritual superiors; but the friendship which originated in study was not quenched by politics. Much intercourse took place between the statesman and the scholar; the penetration of the latter was employed for his patron, and the patron's protection engaged on behalf of the discouraged experiments. Some time afterwards Guy, then Bp. of Sabines, sent to Bacon with the careless curiosity of patronage, desiring to peruse his writings. Bacon replied by the hands of a gentleman called Bonecor, that the rule of his order forbade him the use of the pen; and there seems to be a tacit reproach implied for the forgetfulness of this fact which the bishop had displayed. Fortunately he was soon after raised to the Papal chair by the title of Clement IV. He lost no time now in sending Bacon a bull to absolve him from all rules of his order which could interfere with his pursuits. Then at last after forty years of study the scholar could begin the labour of his life. His contributions to a general reform of learning have come down to us in four works; one only of which, the Opus Majus, is perfect. This was his first production; it was sent to Clement by the hands of John of London, a favourite pupil, who is spoken of elsewhere by the master as one of the perfect mathematicians of the age. He included in it all that he could elicit from the vast storehouse of his memory; Grammar, Mathematics, Perspective, Experimental Science, and Moral Philosophy1; all are handled with great care and erudition; and in none is the store of knowledge returned to mankind without addition and improvement. It is the third part, de Grammaticali Scientid, with which we are especially concerned. True to his scheme of reformation, he casts i...

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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. 1862 Excerpt: ...barons; Bacon, with the instinct of a monk, followed his spiritual superiors; but the friendship which originated in study was n...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217521754

ISBN - 13:9780217521758

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