The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ...: Methodized, and Made English, from the Originals. With Occasional Notes, to Explain what is Obscure ...

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J.J. and P. Knapton, 1733
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Page 66 - Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. That is, some books are to. be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy and extracts made of them by others, but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things.
Page 144 - Certainly great persons had need to borrow other men's opinions, to think themselves happy; for if they judge by their own feeling, they cannot find it: but if they think with themselves what other men think of them, and that other men would fain be as they are, then they are happy as it were by report ; when perhaps they find the contrary within. For they are the first that find their own griefs, though they be the last that find their own faults.
Page 411 - There is no small difference between the idols of the human mind, and the ideas of the divine mind ; that is to say between certain idle dogmas, and the real stamp and impression of created objects, as they are found in nature.
Page 285 - He believes three to be one, and one to be three; a Father not to be elder than his son; a Son to be equal with his Father...
Page 70 - But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Page 303 - ... there be as well schismatical fashions as opinions. First, they have impropriated unto themselves the names of zealous, sincere, and reformed ; as if all Others were cold minglers of holy things and profane. and friends of abuses. Yea, be a man endued with great virtues, and fruitful in good works ; yet if he concur not with them, they term him, in derogation, a civil and moral man, and compare him to Socrates, or some heathen philosopher: whereas the wisdom of the Scriptures teacheth us...
Page 87 - that we are commanded to forgive our enemies ; but you never read, that we are commanded to forgive our friends.
Page 66 - ... the like. So if a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again. If his wit be not apt to distinguish or find differences, let him study the schoolmen ; for they are cymini sectores. If he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call up one thing to prove and illustrate another, let him study the lawyers
Page 206 - ... 6. But instead of crying up all things, which are either brought from beyond sea, or wrought here by the hands of strangers, let us advance the native commodities of our own kingdom, and employ our countrymen before strangers ; let us turn the wools of the land into clothes and stuffs of our own growth...
Page 380 - ... accounted antiquity; and ought to be attributed to our own times, not to the youth of the world, which it enjoyed among the ancients : for that age, though, with respect to us, it be ancient and greater; yet, with regard to the world, it was new and less. And as we justly expect a greater knowledge of things, and a riper judgment, from a man of years, than from a youth, on account of the greater experience, and the greater variety and number of things seen, heard, and thought of, by the person...