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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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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 440 pages
...have called ' Essays.' The word is late, but the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistles to Lucflius, if you mark them well, are but Essays, that is, dispersed...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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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie ..., Volume 11

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 486 pages
...called Essays. The word is late, but the thing is ancient. For Seneca's epistles to Lucilins, if one mark them well, are but Essays, that is, dispersed...know cannot be worthy of your Highness, for what can he worthy of you ? But my hope is, they may be as grains of salt, that will rather give you an appetite...
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the ...

1871 - 630 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."- — -Bacon. A TREATISE (Fr. traiter, to treat) is more formal and scientific than an essay. As an essay...
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An Account of the Life and Times of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

James Spedding - 1878 - 742 pages
...called Essays. The word is late, but the thing is ancient. For Seneca's epistles to Lucilius, if one mark them well, are but Essays, that is, dispersed...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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Dictiony of English literature

William Davenport Adams - 1880 - 724 pages
...to give the world a correct version of hie work. The word Essays, he says, "is late, but the thing is ancient, for Seneca's Epistles to Lucilius, if...meditations, though conveyed in the form of Epistles." " The transcendent strength of Bacon's mind is visible," say» Hallam, "m the whole tcnour of these...
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Bacon's Essays and Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1884 - 468 pages
...in 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...meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles." Bacon justly foretold of his Essays that they " would live as long as books last." 1 Montaigne says,...
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Essays: And Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1884 - 476 pages
...in 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...meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles." Bacon justly foretold of his Essays that they " would live as long as books last." 1 Montaigne says,...
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Bacon's Essays and Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1884 - 474 pages
...in 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...meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles." Bacon justly foretold of his Essays that they " would live as long as books last." 1 Montaigne says,...
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Francis Bacon: An Account of His Life and Works

Edwin Abbott Abbott - 1885 - 504 pages
...called Essays. The word is late, but the thing is ancient. For Seneca's Epistles to Lucilius, if one mark them well, are but Essays, that is, dispersed...meditations, though conveyed in the form of Epistles." Ben Jonson will have none of the Essayists. They are the writers " that turn over books, and are equally...
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Francis Bacon und seine geschichtliche Stellung: ein analytischer Versuch

Heussler - 1889 - 199 pages
...häufig. 211) allerdings auf Grund von Bacon's eigener Notiz: „The word (Essays) is late, but the thing is ancient; for Seneca's epistles to Lucilius, if...meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles," Bohn II p. 44 a. 212) Genau dieselbe Bemerkung macht Taine, Les origines de laFrance contemporaine....
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