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" Highness's princely affairs nor in regard of my continual service ; which is the cause that hath made me choose to write certain brief notes, set down rather significantly than curiously, which I have called Essays. The word is late, but the thing is... "
The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay - Page 44
by Francis Bacon - 1838
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...certain brief notes, set down rather signi" ficantly than curiously, which I have called Essays. " The word is late, but the thing is ancient ; for "...labours of mine, I know, cannot be worthy of your a highness, for what can be worthy of you ? But my " hope is, they may be as grains of salt, that will...
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Shakspeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on ...

Nathan Drake - 1838 - 660 pages
...write certain brief notes, set down rather significantly than curiously, which I have called Essays. brook that brawls along this wood : To the which...place a poor sequester'd stag, That from the hunter arc but essays, that is, dispersed meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles. "£ This invaluable...
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Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth ..., Volume 3

Henry Hallam - 1839
...dedication, " certain brief notes, set down rather significantly than curiously, which I have called Essays. The word is late, but the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's...meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles." The resemblance, at all events, to Montaigne is not greater than might be expected in two men equally...
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Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth ..., Volume 3

Henry Hallam - 1839
...notes, set down rather significantly than curiously, which I have called Essays. The word is later but the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistles to...meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles." The resemblance, at all events, to Montaigne is not greater than might be expected in two men equally...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...write certain brief notes, set down rather significantly than curiously, which I have called Essays. The word is late but the thing is ancient; for Seneca's Epistles to |л ,ci | ins- if you mark them well, are but essays, that is, dispersed meditations though conveyed...
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Shakespeare [sic] and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet ...

Nathan Drake - 1843 - 660 pages
...notes, set down rather significantly than curiously, *hich I have called Essays. The word is late, lut the thing is ancient; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucilius, if you mark them well, are but essays, that is, dis[«•rsod meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles." ф This invaluable 4l>rk, in a...
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Shakspeare and his times

Nathan Drake - 1843 - 660 pages
...curiously, •'•"h I have called Essays. The word is late, l>ut the thing is ancient; for V'ia's Epistles to Lucilius, if you mark them well, are but essays, that is, dis• '-••) meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles." ± This invaluable r*. in a...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846 - 730 pages
...describe as only " brief notes, set down rather significantly than anxiously." " The word," he coutinr " is late, but the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistles...meditations, though conveyed in the form of Epistles." As for the present compositions, he adds, he has " endeavoured to make them not vulgar, but of a nature...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...brief notes, set down rather significantly than anxiously." " The word," he continues, " is late, hut the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucilius, if you mark them well, are hut Essays, that is, dispersed meditations, though conveyed in the form of" Epistles." As for the present...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...is late, hut the thing is ancient; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucilins, if you mark them well, are hut Essays, that is, dispersed meditations, though conveyed in the form of Epistles." As for the present compositions, he adds, he has " endeavoured to make them not vulgar, hut of anature...
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