The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 11

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Page 294 - Inter sermones autem, sive voces, excellenter ad conjugium mundi sumitur sola Echo ; ea enim demum vera est philosophia, quae mundi ipsius voces fidelissime reddit, et veluti dictante mundo conscripta est; et nihil aliud est quam ejusdem simulacrum et reflexio, neque addit quicquam de proprio, sed tantum iterat et resonat.
Page 287 - Mercurio est, verbo scilicet divino (quod et sacrae literae extra controversiam ponunt, et philosophis iis qui magis divini habiti sunt visum est), aut ex confusis rerum seminibus. Qui enim unum rerum principium posuerunt, aut ad Deum illud retulerunt ; aut si materiatum principium volunt, illud tamen potentia varium asseruerunt: adeo ut omnis hujusmodi controversia ad illam distributionem reducatur, ut mundus sit vel a Mercurio vel a procis omnibus. Namque canebat uti magnum per inane coacta Semina...
Page viii - For my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations, and to the next age.
Page vii - I think thus, from that zeal and constancy of my mind, which has not waxed old in this design, nor after so many years grown cold and indifferent. I remember that about forty years ago I composed a juvenile work about these things, which with great confidence and a pompons title, I called Temporis Partum Maximum,* [or the most considerable birth of time.] * Or, it may be Maseulum, MI find it read eliewhere.
Page 450 - ... summos posse viros et magna exempla daturos vervecum in patria crassoque sub aere nasci.
Page 307 - ... omnia conquassari in parvo tempore cernes. quod procul a nobis flectat fortuna gubernans, et ratio potius quam res persuadeat ipsa succidere horrisono posse omnia victa fragore.

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