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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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The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon: Including All His ..., Volume 4

Francis Bacon - 1869 - 456 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...conveyed in the form of epistles. These labours of mine T know cannot be worthy of your Highness, for what can be worthy of you? Hut my hope is, they may be...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1890 - 275 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...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Bacon ...

Francis Bacon - 1890 - 460 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.' His own Essays are to be 'grains of salt which will rather give an appetite than offend with satiety.'...
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Essays: And Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1891 - 466 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, Poet, Prophet, Philosopher, Versus Phantom Captain ...

William Francis C. Wigston - 1891 - 502 pages
...— " Which I have called Essays. The word is late, but the thing is ancient ; for Seneca's Epistle to Lucilius, if you mark them well, are but Essays,...meditations, though conveyed in the form of epistles." This is important, because we find Bacon introducing his "Forty-seven Examples of Antitheta Berum"with...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1897 - 446 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.' Montaigne's Essays had appeared in 1580. The first edition of Bacon's Essays was published in L597-...
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The Essays: Or Counsels, Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon ... Ed., with an ...

Francis Bacon - 1900 - 275 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...
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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1908 - 340 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.' Montaigne's Essays had appeared in 1580. The first edition of Bacon's Essays was published in 1 597....
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The Essays of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1908 - 272 pages
...dedication to Prince Henry, " 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." Thus the Essays were to constitute a series of useful observations on life and character ; a handbook...
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English Literature During the Lifetime of Shakespeare

Felix Emmanuel Schelling - 1910 - 528 pages
...word," he continues, "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. " That Bacon had another besides this ancient model is not to be questioned, although he quotes Montaigne...
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