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" The word is late, but the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's epistles to Lucilius, if you mark them well, are but essays, that is, dispersed meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles. "
Letters - Page 44
by Francis Bacon - 1854
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Bacon; His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846 - 732 pages
...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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Introduction to the Literature of Europe: In the Fifteenth ..., Volume 2

Henry Hallam - 1847 - 492 pages
...word is late, but the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucillus, if you mark them well, arc but Essays, that is, dispersed meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistlrs." The resemblance, at all events, to Montaigne is not greater than might be expected in two...
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Works, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...down rather significantly than curiously, which I have called Essays. The word is late, but the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's epistles to Lucilius, if...dispersed meditations, though conveyed in the form of ppistles. These labours of mine I know cannot be worthy of your Highness ; for what can be worthy of...
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Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the 15th, 16th, and ..., Volume 2

Henry Hallam - 1854 - 620 pages
...down rather significantly than curiously, which I have called Essays. The word is late, but the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucilius, if...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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Home Life: Twelve Lectures

William Hague - 1855 - 265 pages
...and that as of that he had but little, -rote essays. He adds, " The word is late, but the « thing is ancient; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucilius, if...meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles." A similar remark may be applied to modern Reviews, which appear in the form, now of an essay, like...
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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1856 - 406 pages
...the dedication to Prince Henry, in 1612 : " The word (Essays)," says he, " is late, but .the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucilius, if...mark them well, are but Essays, that is, dispersed 1 Montaigne says, in his author's address to the render: — " le veulx qu'on m'y veoye en mnfa^on...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature: And British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1858 - 1026 pages
...leisure in tho writer, and leisure In the render. . . . The word [Essay я] Is late, but the thing is ancient; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucilius, if...dispersed meditations, though conveyed in the form of Epistle«." — From Oie intended Preface to the "¿d edition. This is tho work by which Bacon is best...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1859 - 1034 pages
...reader. . . . The word [Essays] is late, but the thing Is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucllms, if you mark them well, are but Essays, that Is, dispersed...meditations, though conveyed In the form of Epistles." — Fi-om the intended Preface to the 2rf fditvm. This is the work by which Bacon is best known to...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1859 - 3140 pages
...reader. . . . The word [Essays] is late, but the thinjc is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucilfus, if you mark them well, are but Essays, that Is, dispersed...meditations, though conveyed in the form of Epistles." — From Uic intended I*itface to tA« ' . This is tho work by which Bacon is best known to the majority...
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The Essays, Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral: And, The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1861 - 408 pages
...down rather significantly than curiously, which I have called Essays. The word is late, but the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucilius, if...meditations though conveyed in the form of epistles. These labors of mine, I know, cannot be worthy of your Highness, for what can be worthy of you ? But my hope...
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