The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a Life of the Author

Parry & McMillan, 1859 - 455 páginas

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Página 2 - Another error, of a diverse nature from all the former, is the over early and peremptory reduction of knowledge into arts and methods ; from which time commonly sciences receive small or no augmentation. But as young men, when they knit and shape perfectly, do seldom grow to a further stature ; so knowledge, while it is in aphorisms and observations, it is in growth ; but when it once is comprehended in exact methods, it may perchance be further polished and illustrated, and accommodated for use...
Página 400 - I had rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind ; and, therefore, God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
Página 441 - Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth.
Página 394 - But further, it is an assured truth, and a conclusion of experience, that a little or superficial knowledge of Philosophy may incline the mind of Man to Atheism, but a further proceeding therein doth bring the mind back again to Religion. For in the entrance of Philosophy, when the second causes, which are next unto the senses, do offer themselves to the mind of Man, if it dwell and stay there it may induce some oblivion of the highest cause...
Página 406 - ... seat, acknowledging that, by the breach of all thy holy laws and commandments, we are become wild olive hranches, strangers to thy covenant of grace; we have defaced in ourselves thy sacred image imprinted in us by creation ; we have sinned against heaven and before thee, and are no more worthy to be called thy children. O admit us into the place even of hired servants. Lord, thou hast formed us in our mothers...
Página 406 - THOU, O Father ! who gavest the Visible Light as the first-born of thy Creatures, and didst pour into man the Intellectual Light as the top and consummation of thy workmanship, be pleased to protect and govern this work, which coming from thy Goodness returneth to thy Glory.
Página 340 - I know at chess a pawn before the king is ever much played upon : a great many love me not, because they think I have been against my lord of Essex ; and you love me not, because you know I have been for him : yet will I never repent me that I have dealt in simplicity of heart towards you both, without respect of cautions to myself, and therefore vivus vidensque pereo.
Página 337 - And another time, when the queen would not be persuaded that it was his writing whose name was to it, but that it had some more mischievous author; and said with great indignation, That she would have him racked to produce his author...
Página 377 - ... that it is dangerous to give the least ear to such innovators, but it is desperate to be misled by them : But to settle your judgment, mark but the admonition of the wisest of men, King Solomon, Prov.

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