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

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Parry & McMillan, 1859
 

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Página 203 - I HOLD every man a debtor to his profession; from the which, as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavour themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.
Página 133 - VII. that of the Essays, being retractate, and made more perfect, well translated into Latin by the help of some good pens, which forsake me not. For these modern languages will, at one time or other, play the bankrupts with books : and since I have lost much time with this age, I would be glad, as God shall give me leave, to recover it with posterity.
Página 373 - But things which are equal to the same are equal to one another || ; therefore CA is equal to CB ; wherefore CA,
Página 205 - IT were infinite for the law to judge the causes of causes, and their impulsions one of another: therefore it contenteth itself •with the immediate cause; and judgeth of acts by that, without looking to any further degree.
Página 11 - I have been no avaricious oppressor of the people. I have been no haughty, or intolerable, or hateful man, in my conversation or carriage : I have inherited no hatred from my father, but am a good patriot born. Whence should this be; for these are the things that use to raise dislikes abroad.
Página 11 - I have brought unto you gemitum columbcz from others ; now I bring it from myself. I fly unto Your Majesty with the wings of a dove, which once within these seven days I thought would have carried me a higher flight. "When I enter into myself I find not the materials of such a tempest as is comen upon me. I have been, as Your Majesty knoweth best, never author of any immoderate counsel, but always desired to have things carried suavibus modis.
Página 12 - I do willingly acknowledge ; and amongst the rest this great one that led the rest ; that knowing myself by inward calling to be fitter to hold a book than to play a part, I have led my life in civil causes ; for which I was not very fit by nature, and more unfit by the preoccupation of my mind.
Página 329 - ... regard all the systems of philosophy hitherto received or imagined, as so many plays brought out and performed, creating fictitious and theatrical worlds. Nor do we speak only of the present systems, or of the philosophy and sects of the ancients, since numerous other plays of a similar nature can be still composed and made to agree with each other, the causes of the most opposite errors being generally the same. Nor, again, do we allude merely to general systems, but also to many elements and...
Página 181 - Majesty in profit or power from the ordinary benches, to be tried and judged before your Chancellor of England, by the ordinary and legal part of his power. And your Majesty knoweth your Chancellor is ever a principal counsellor and instrument of monarchy, of immediate dependence upon the King: and therefore like to be a safe and tender guardian of the regal rights.
Página 352 - It is the glory of God to conceal a thing : but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

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