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TXTBaconTitle; E620|        Annotations to Bacon'sEssays Moral, Economical and
TXTBaconTitle; E620|        Political
TXTBaconTitle; E620|        London, 1798   t1469

TXTBaconTitle; E620|        HALF-TITLE
AnnBaconTitle; E620|        Is it True or is it False that the Wisdom of this World is
AnnBaconTitle; E620|        Foolishness with God
AnnBaconTitle; E620|        This is Certain If what Bacon says Is True what Christ
AnnBaconTitle; E620|        says Is False If Caesar is Right Christ is Wrong both in
AnnBaconTitle; E620|        Politics & Religion since they will divide them in Two

TXTBaconTitle; E620|        TITLE PAGE
AnnBaconTitle; E620|        Good Advice for Satans Kingdom

TXTBacon-i; E620|        PAGE i
AnnBacon-i; E620|        I am astonishd how such Contemptible Knavery & Folly as
AnnBacon-i; E620|        this Book contains can ever have been calld Wisdom by Men of
AnnBacon-i; E620|        Sense
AnnBacon-i; E620|        but perhaps this never Was the Case & all Men of Sense have
AnnBacon-i; E620|        despised the Book as Much as I do
AnnBacon-i; E620|        Per WILLIAM BLAKE   t1470

TXTBacon-iv; E620|        PAGE iv Editor's Preface
TXTBacon-iv; E620|        But these Essays, written at a period of better taste, and on
TXTBacon-iv; E620|        subjects of immediate importance to the conduct of common life
TXTBacon-iv; E620|        "such as come home to men's business and bosoms," are
TXTBacon-iv; E620|        still read with pleasure. . . .
AnnBacon-iv; E620|        Erratum to Mens Pockets

TXTBacon-xii; E620|        PAGE xii, blank
AnnBacon-xii; E620|        Every Body Knows that this is Epi[c]urus and Lucretius & Yet
AnnBacon-xii; E620|        Every Body Says that it is Christian Philosophy how is this
AnnBacon-xii; E620|        Possible Every Body must be a Liar & deciever but Every Body
AnnBacon-xii; E620|        does not do this But The Hirelings of Kings & Courts who make
AnnBacon-xii; E620|        themselves Every Body & Knowingly propagate Falshood
AnnBacon-xii; E620|        It was a Common opinion in the Court of Queen Elizabeth that
AnnBacon-xii; E620|        Knavery Is Wisdom: Cunning Plotters were considerd as wise
AnnBacon-xii; E620|        Machiavels

TXTBacon1;   E621|        OF TRUTH
TXTBacon1;   E621|        PAGE 1
AnnBacon1;   E621|        Self Evident Truth is one Thing and Truth the result of
AnnBacon1;   E621|        Reasoning is another Thing Rational Truth is not the Truth of
AnnBacon1;   E621|        Christ but of Pilate It is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good &
AnnBacon1;   E621|        Evil

TXTBacon1;   E621|        What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for
TXTBacon1;   E621|        an answer. Certainly there be that delight in giddiness, and
TXTBacon1;   E621|        count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting free-will in
TXTBacon1;   E621|        thinking, as well as in acting: and, though the sects of
TXTBacon1;   E621|        philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain
TXTBacon1;   E621|        discoursing wits which are of the same veins, though there be not
TXTBacon1;   E621|        so much blood in them as was in those of the ancients.
AnnBacon1;   E621|        But more Nerve if by Ancients he means Heathen Authors

TXTBacon1;   E621|        But it is not only the difficulty and labour which men take
TXTBacon1;   E621|        in finding out of truth; nor again, that, when it is found, it
TXTBacon1;   E621|        imposeth upon men's thoughts, that doth bring lies in favour;
TXTBacon1;   E621|        [PAGE 2] but a natural, though corrupt love of the lie itself.
TXTBacon1;   E621|        One of the later school of the Grecians examineth the matter, and
TXTBacon1;   E621|        is at a stand to think what should be in it, that men should love
TXTBacon1;   E621|        lies, where neither they make for pleasure, as with poets; nor
TXTBacon1;   E621|        for advantage, as with the merchant; but for the lie's sake. But
TXTBacon1;   E621|        I cannot tell: this same truth is a naked and open daylight, that
TXTBacon1;   E621|        doth not shew the masques,and mummeries, and triumphs of the
TXTBacon1;   E621|        world half so stately and daintily as candlelights.
AnnBacon1;   E621|        What Bacon calls Lies is Truth itself

TXTBacon3;   E621|        PAGE 3 But howsoever these things are thus in men's
TXTBacon3;   E621|        depraved judgments and affections, yet truth, which only doth
TXTBacon3;   E621|        judge itself, teacheth that the inquiry of truth, which is the
TXTBacon3;   E621|        love-making, or wooing of it; the knowledge of truth, which is
TXTBacon3;   E621|        the presence of it;and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying
TXTBacon3;   E621|        of it, is the sovereign good of human nature. The first creature
TXTBacon3;   E621|        of God, in the works of the days, was the light of the sense; the
TXTBacon3;   E621|        last was the light of reason; and his sabbath work, ever since,
TXTBacon3;   E621|        is the illumination of his Spirit.
AnnBacon3;   E621|        Pretence to Religion to destroy Religion

TXTBacon4;   E621|        PAGE 4 To pass from theological and philosophical truth to
TXTBacon4;   E621|        the truth of civil business, it will be acknowledged; even by
TXTBacon4;   E621|        those that practise it not, that clear and round dealing is the
TXTBacon4;   E621|        honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood is like
TXTBacon4;   E621|        allay in coin of gold and silver. . . .
AnnBacon4;   E621|        Christianity is Civil Business Only There is & can Be No
AnnBacon4;   E621|        Other to Man what Else Can Be Civil is Christianity or Religion
AnnBacon4;   E621|        or whatever is Humane

TXTBacon5;   E621|        PAGE 5 Surely the wickedness of falsehood and breach of
TXTBacon5;   E621|        faith cannot possibly be so highly expressed as in that it shall
TXTBacon5;   E621|        be the last peal to call the judgments of God upon the
TXTBacon5;   E621|        generations of men: it being foretold, that when "Christ cometh,"
TXTBacon5;   E621|        he shall not "find faith upon earth".
AnnBacon5;   E621|        Bacon put an End to Faith

TXTBacon5;   E621|        OF DEATH
TXTBacon5;   E621|        PAGES 5-6 You shall read in some of the friars books of
TXTBacon5;   E621|        mortification, that a man should think with himself what the pain
TXTBacon5;   E621|        is, if he have but his finger's end pressed, or tortured, and
TXTBacon5;   E621|        thereby imagine what the pains of death are when the whole body
TXTBacon5;   E621|        is corrupted and dissolved; when many times death passeth with
TXTBacon5;   E621|        less pain than the torture of a limb; for the most vital parts
TXTBacon5;   E621|        are not the quickest of sense: and by him that spake only as a
TXTBacon5;   E621|        philosopher and natural man, it was well said, "Pompa mortis
TXTBacon5;   E621|        magis terret, quam mors ipsa".
AnnBacon5;   E621|        Bacon supposes all Men alike

TXTBacon6;   E622|        6 Revenge triumphs over death; love [s]lights it; honour
TXTBacon6;   E622|        aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear pre-occupieth it; nay,
TXTBacon6;   E622|        we read, after Otho the emperor had slain himself, pit (which is
TXTBacon6;   E622|        the tenderest of affections) provoked many to die out of mere
TXTBacon6;   E622|        compassion to their sovereign, and as the truest sort of
TXTBacon6;   E622|        followers.
AnnBacon6;   E622|        One Mans Revenge or Love is not the same as Anothers The
AnnBacon6;   E622|        tender Mercies of some Men are Cruel

TXTBacon8;   E622|        OF UNITY IN RELIGION
TXTBacon8;   E622|        PAGE 8 Religion being the chief band of human society, it is a
TXTBacon8;   E622|        happy thing when itself is well contained within the true band of
TXTBacon8;   E622|        unity. The quarrels and divisions about religion were evils
TXTBacon8;   E622|        unknown to the heathen.
AnnBacon8;   E622|        False O Satan

TXTBacon8;   E622|        The reason was, because the religion of the heathen
TXTBacon8;   E622|        consisted rather in rites and ceremonies, than in any constant
TXTBacon8;   E622|        belief: for you may imagine what kind of faith theirs was, when
TXTBacon8;   E622|        the chief doctors and fathers of their church were the poets.
AnnBacon8;   E622|        Prophets

TXTBacon9;   E622|        PAGE 9 The fruits of unity (next unto the well-pleasing of
TXTBacon9;   E622|        God, which is all in all) are two; the one towards those that are
TXTBacon9;   E622|        without the church; the other towards. those that are within.
TXTBacon9;   E622|        For the former, it is certain, that heresies and schisms are of
TXTBacon9;   E622|        all others the greatest scandals; yea, more than corruption of
TXTBacon9;   E622|        manners: for as in the natural body a wound or solution of
TXTBacon9;   E622|        continuity is worse than a corrupt humour, so in the spiritual: . . .
AnnBacon9;   E622|        False

TXTBacon9;   E622|        PAGES 9-10 The doctor of the Gentiles (the propriety of
TXTBacon9;   E622|        whose vocation drew him to have a special care of those without)
TXTBacon9;   E622|        saith, "If an heathen come in, and hear you speak with several
TXTBacon9;   E622|        tongues, will he not say that you are mad?" and, certainly, it is
TXTBacon9;   E622|        little better: when atheists and profane persons do hear of so
TXTBacon9;   E622|        many discordant and contrary opinions in religion, it doth avert
TXTBacon9;   E622|        them from the church, and maketh them "to sit down in the chair
TXTBacon9;   E622|        of the scorners". It is but a light thing to be vouched in so
TXTBacon9;   E622|        serious a matter, but yet it expresseth well the deformity.
TXTBacon9;   E622|
AnnBacon9;   E622|        Trifling Nonsense

TXTBacon11; E622|        PAGES 11-12 Men ought to take heed of rending God's church
TXTBacon11; E622|        by two kinds of controversies; the one is, when the matter of the
TXTBacon11; E622|        point controverted is too small and light, not worth the heat and
TXTBacon11; E622|        strife about it, kindled only by contradiction; for, as it is
TXTBacon11; E622|        noted by one of the fathers, Christ's coat indeed had no seam,
TXTBacon11; E622|        but the church's vesture was of divers colours; whereupon he
TXTBacon11; E622|        saith, "in veste varietas sit, scissura non sit", they be two
TXTBacon11; E622|        things, unity and uniformity: the other is when the matter of the
TXTBacon11; E622|        point controverted is great, but it is driven to an over-great
TXTBacon11; E622|        subtility and obscurity,so that it becometh a thing rather
TXTBacon11; E622|        ingenious than substantial.
AnnBacon11; E622|        Lame Reasoning upon Premises This Never can Happen

TXTBacon14; E622|        PAGE 14 It was great blasphemy when the devil said, "I will
TXTBacon14; E622|        ascend and be like the Highest"; but it is greater blasphemy to
TXTBacon14; E622|        personate God, and bring him in saying, "I will descend, and be
TXTBacon14; E622|        like the prince of darkness."
AnnBacon14; E622|        Did not Jesus descend & become a Servant The Prince of
AnnBacon14; E622|        darkness is a Gentleman & not a Man he is a Lord Chancellor

TXTBacon17; E622|        OF REVENGE
TXTBacon17; E622|        PAGE 17 This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps
TXTBacon17; E622|        his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
TXTBacon17; E622|        Public revenges are for the most part fortunate.
AnnBacon17; E622|        A Lie

TXTBacon22; E623|        PAGE 22 In a few words, mysteries are due to secrecy. Besides
TXTBacon22; E623|        (to say truth) nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as
TXTBacon22; E623|        in body.
AnnBacon22; E623|        This is Folly Itself

TXTBacon32; E623|        OF ENVY
TXTBacon32; E623|        PAGE 32 A man that hath no virtue in himself ever envieth virtue
TXTBacon32; E623|        in others: for men's minds will either feed upon their own good,
TXTBacon32; E623|        or upon others evil; and who wanteth the one will prey upon the
TXTBacon32; E623|        other; and whoso is out of hope to attain to another's virtue,
TXTBacon32; E623|        will seek to come at even hand by depressing another's fortune.
TXTBacon32; E623|
AnnBacon32; E623|        What do these Knaves mean by Virtue Do they mean War & its
AnnBacon32; E623|        horrors & its Heroic Villains

TXTBacon37; E623|        PAGE 37 Lastly, to conclude this part, as we said in the
TXTBacon37; E623|        beginning that the act of envy had somewhat in it of witchcraft,
TXTBacon37; E623|        so there is no other cure of envy but the cure of witchcraft; and
TXTBacon37; E623|        that is, to remove the lot, (as they call it), and to lay it upon
TXTBacon37; E623|        another; for which purpose, the wiser sort of great persons bring
TXTBacon37; E623|        in ever upon the stage some body upon whom to derive the envy
TXTBacon37; E623|        that would come upon themselves.
AnnBacon37; E623|        Politic Foolery & most contemptible Villainy & Murder
TXTBacon37; E623|        Now to speak of public envy: there is yet some good in
TXTBacon37; E623|        public envy, whereas in private there is none; for public envy is
TXTBacon37; E623|        as an ostracism, that eclipseth men when they grow too
TXTBacon37; E623|        great.
AnnBacon37; E623|        Foolish & tells into the hands of a Tyrant

TXTBacon38; E623|        PAGE 38 This public envy seemeth to beat [bear] chiefly
TXTBacon38; E623|        upon principal officers or ministers, rather than upon kings and
TXTBacon38; E623|        estates themselves.
AnnBacon38; E623|        A Lie Every Body hates a King Bacon was afraid to say
AnnBacon38; E623|        that the Envy was upon a King but is This Envy or Indignation

TXTBacon44; E623|        OF GREAT PLACE
TXTBacon44; E623|        PAGE 44 But power to do good is the true and lawful end of
TXTBacon44; E623|        aspiring; for good thoughts (though God accept them), yet towards
TXTBacon44; E623|        men are little better than good dreams, except they be put in
TXTBacon44; E623|        act.
AnnBacon44; E623|        Thought is Act. Christs Acts were Nothing to Caesars if
AnnBacon44; E623|        this is not so

TXTBacon45; E623|        PAGE 45 In the discharge of thy place set before thee the
TXTBacon45; E623|        best examples; for imitation is a globe of precepts; and after a
TXTBacon45; E623|        time set before thee thine own example; and examine thyself
TXTBacon45; E623|        strictly whether thou didst not best at first.
AnnBacon45; E623|        Here is nothing of Thy own Original Genius but only
AnnBacon45; E623|        Imitation what Folly

TXTBacon48; E623|        PAGE 48 Be not too sensible or too remembering of thy place
TXTBacon48; E623|        in conversation and private answers to suitors, but let it rather
TXTBacon48; E623|        be said, "When he sits in place he is another man."
AnnBacon48; E623|        A Flogging Magistrate I have seen many such fly blows of
AnnBacon48; E623|        Bacon

TXTBacon54; E623|        PAGE 54 And beware how in making the portrait thou breakest the
TXTBacon54; E623|        pattern: for divinity maketh the love of ourselves the pattern;
TXTBacon54; E623|        the love of our neighbours but the portraiture: "Sell all thou
TXTBacon54; E623|        hast, and give it to the poor, and follow me:" but sell not all
TXTBacon54; E623|        thou hast, except thou come and follow me; that is except thou
TXTBacon54; E623|        have a vocation wherein thou mayest do as much good with little
TXTBacon54; E623|        means as with great.
TXTBacon54; E623|        Except is Christ You Lie Except did anyone <ever> do this & not
TXTBacon54; E623|        follow Christ who Does by Nature

AnnBacon55; E624|        PAGE 55 [A drawing of] The devils arse [with a chain of
AnnBacon55; E624|        excrement ending in] A King
EDAnnBacon55TEXT; E624|        (Related to page 56, Of a King)

TXTBacon56; E624|        OF A KING
TXTBacon56; E624|        PAGE 56 A king is a mortal god on earth, unto whom the living
TXTBacon56; E624|        God hath lent his own name as a great honour.
AnnBacon56; E624|        O Contemptible & Abject Slave

TXTBacon58; E624|        PAGE 58 That king which is not feared is not loved; and he
TXTBacon58; E624|        that is well seen in his craft must as well study to be feared as
TXTBacon58; E624|        loved; yet not loved for fear, but feared for love.
AnnBacon58; E624|        Fear Cannot Love

TXTBacon60; E624|        PAGE 60 He then that honoureth him [the King] not is next
TXTBacon60; E624|        an atheist, wanting the fear of God in his heart.
AnnBacon60; E624|        Blasphemy

TXTBacon60; E624|        OF NOBILITY
TXTBacon60; E624|        PAGE 60 We will speak of nobility first as a portion of an
TXTBacon60; E624|        estate, then as a condition of particular persons.
AnnBacon60; E624|        Is Nobility a portion of a State i.e Republic

TXTBacon60; E624|        A monarchy, where there is no nobility at all, is ever a
TXTBacon60; E624|        pure and absolute tyranny, as that of the Turks; for nobility
TXTBacon60; E624|        attempers sovereignty, and draws the eyes of the people somewhat
TXTBacon60; E624|        aside from the line royal: but for democracies they need
TXTBacon60; E624|        it not; and they are commonly more quiet, and less
TXTBacon60; E624|        subject to sedition, than where there are stirps of nobles.
AnnBacon60; E624|        Self Contradiction Knave & Fool

TXTBacon62; E624|        PAGE 62 Those that are first raised to nobility, are
TXTBacon62; E624|        commonly more virtuous, but less innocent than their descendants;
TXTBacon62; E624|        for there is rarely any rising but by a commixture of good and
TXTBacon62; E624|        evil arts.
AnnBacon62; E624|        Virtuous I supposed to be Innocents was I Mistaken or is
AnnBacon62; E624|        Bacon a Liar

TXTBacon62; E624|        On the other side, nobility extinguisheth the passive envy
TXTBacon62; E624|        from others towards them, because they are in possession of
TXTBacon62; E624|        honour. Certainly, kings that have able men of their nobility
TXTBacon62; E624|        shall find ease in employing them, and a better slide into their
TXTBacon62; E624|        business; but people naturally bend to them as born in some sort
TXTBacon62; E624|        to command.
AnnBacon62; E624|        Nonsense

TXTBacon63; E624|        PAGE 63
AnnBacon63; E624|        This Section contradicts the Preceding

TXTBacon63; E624|        Shepherds of all people had need know the calendars of
TXTBacon63; E624|        tempests in state, which are commonly greatest when things grow
TXTBacon63; E624|        to equality.
AnnBacon63; E624|        What Shepherds does he mean Such as Christ describes by
AnnBacon63; E624|        Ravening Wolves

TXTBacon65; E624|        PAGE 65 Also, when discords, and quarrels, and factions are
TXTBacon65; E624|        carried openly and audaciously it is a sign the reverence of
TXTBacon65; E624|        government is lost.
AnnBacon65; E624|        When the Reverence of Government is Lost it is better than
AnnBacon65; E624|        when it is found Reverence is all For Reverence

TXTBacon66; E624|        PAGE 66 So when any of the four pillars of government are
TXTBacon66; E624|        mainly shaken, or weakened, (which are religion, justice,
TXTBacon66; E624|        counsel, and treasure,) men had need to pray for fair
TXTBacon66; E624|        weather.
AnnBacon66; E624|        Four Pillars of different heights and Sizes

TXTBacon66; E625|        Concerning the materials of sedition, it is a thing well to
TXTBacon66; E625|        be considered. . . . The matter of sedition is of two kinds, much
TXTBacon66; E625|        poverty and much discontentment.
AnnBacon66; E625|        These are one Kind Only

TXTBacon67; E625|        PAGE 67 As for discontentments, they are in the politic
TXTBacon67; E625|        body like to humours in the natural, which are apt to gather a
TXTBacon67; E625|        preternatural heat and to enflame; and let no prince measure the
TXTBacon67; E625|        danger of them by this, whether they be just or unjust.
AnnBacon67; E625|        A Tyrant is the Worst disease & the Cause of all others

TXTBacon67; E625|        . . . in great oppressions, the same things that provoke the
TXTBacon67; E625|        patience, do withal mate the courage.
AnnBacon67; E625|        a lie

TXTBacon68; E625|        PAGES 68-69 The first remedy or prevention is to remove by
TXTBacon68; E625|        all means possible that material cause of sedition whereof we
TXTBacon68; E625|        speak, which is want and poverty in the estate; to which purpose
TXTBacon68; E625|        serveth the opening and well balancing of trade; the cherishing
TXTBacon68; E625|        of manufactures; the banishing of idleness; the repressing of
TXTBacon68; E625|        waste and excess by sumptuary laws; the improvement and
TXTBacon68; E625|        husbanding of the soil; the regulating of prices of things
TXTBacon68; E625|        vendible; the moderating of taxes and tributes, and the
TXTBacon68; E625|        like.
AnnBacon68; E625|        You cannot regulate the price of Necessaries without
AnnBacon68; E625|        destruction All False

TXTBacon69; E625|        PAGES 69-70 It is likewise to be remembered, that forasmuch
TXTBacon69; E625|        as the increase of any estate must be upon the foreigner, (for
TXTBacon69; E625|        whatsoever is somewhere gotten is somewhere lost,) there be but
TXTBacon69; E625|        three things which one nation selleth unto another: the commodity
TXTBacon69; E625|        as nature yieldeth it; the manufacture; and the vecture or
TXTBacon69; E625|        carriage: so that if these two [three] wheels go, wealth will
TXTBacon69; E625|        flow as in a spring tide.
AnnBacon69; E625|        The Increase of a State as of a Man is from Internal
AnnBacon69; E625|        Improvement or Intellectual Acquirement. Man is not Improved by
AnnBacon69; E625|        the hurt of another States are not Improved at the Expense of
AnnBacon69; E625|        Foreigners
AnnBacon69; E625|        Bacon has no notion of any thing but Mammon

TXTBacon71; E625|        PAGE 71 The poets feign that the rest of the Gods would
TXTBacon71; E625|        have bound Jupiter, which he hearing of by the counsel of Pallas,
TXTBacon71; E625|        sent for Briareus with his hundred hands to come in to his aid:
TXTBacon71; E625|        an emblem, no doubt, to shew bow safe it is for monarchs to make
TXTBacon71; E625|        sure of the goodwill of common people.
AnnBacon71; E625|        Good Advice for the Devil

TXTBacon71; E625|        PAGES 71-72 Certainly, the politic and artificial
TXTBacon71; E625|        nourishing and entertaining of hopes, and carrying men from hopes
TXTBacon71; E625|        to hopes is one of the best antidotes against the poison of
TXTBacon71; E625|        discontentments.
AnnBacon71; E625|        Subterfuges

TXTBacon74; E625|        PAGE 74 Lastly, let princes against all events, not be
TXTBacon74; E625|        without some great person, one or rather more, of military
TXTBacon74; E625|        valour, near unto them, for the repression of seditions in their
TXTBacon74; E625|        beginnings.
AnnBacon74; E625|        Contemptible Knave Let the People look to this
TXTBacon74; E625|        . . . but let such military persons be assured and well
TXTBacon74; E625|        reputed of, rather than factious and popular.
AnnBacon74; E625|        Factious is Not Popular & never can be except Factious is
AnnBacon74; E625|        Christianity

TXTBacon75; E625|        OF ATHEISM
TXTBacon75; E625|        PAGE 75 I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and
TXTBacon75; E625|        the Talmud, and the Alcoran than that this universal frame is
TXTBacon75; E625|        without a mind: and, therefore, God never wrought
TXTBacon75; E625|        miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince
TXTBacon75; E625|        it.
AnnBacon75; E625|        The Devil is the Mind of the Natural Frame

TXTBacon75; E626|        It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind
TXTBacon75; E626|        to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to
TXTBacon75; E626|        religion; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes
TXTBacon75; E626|        scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no farther.
AnnBacon75; E626|        There is no Such Thing as a Second Cause nor as a Natural
AnnBacon75; E626|        Cause for any Thing in any Way

TXTBacon76; E626|        PAGE 76
AnnBacon76; E626|        He who says there are Second Causes has already denied a
AnnBacon76; E626|        First The Word Cause is a foolish Word

TXTBacon77; E626|        PAGE 77 The contemplative atheist is rare, a Diagoras, a
TXTBacon77; E626|        Bion, a Lucian perhaps, and some others.
AnnBacon77; E626|        A Lie! Few believe it is a New Birth Bacon was a
AnnBacon77; E626|        Contemplative Atheist Evidently an Epicurean Lucian disbelievd
AnnBacon77; E626|        Heathen Gods he did not perhaps disbelieve for all that Bacon
AnnBacon77; E626|        did

TXTBacon77; E626|        PAGES 77-78-79 The causes of atheism are, divisions in
TXTBacon77; E626|        religion, if they be many; . . . another is, scandal of priests
TXTBacon77; E626|        . . . : a third is, a custom of profane scoffing in holy matters
TXTBacon77; E626|        . . ; and, lastly, learned times, especially with peace and
TXTBacon77; E626|        prosperity; for troubles and adversities do more bow
TXTBacon77; E626|        men's minds to religion.
AnnBacon77; E626|        a Lie

TXTBacon77; E626|        They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly
TXTBacon77; E626|        man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not of kin
TXTBacon77; E626|        to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.
TXTBacon77; E626|        [Bracketed by Blake]
AnnBacon77; E626|        an artifice

TXTBacon77; E626|        It destroys likewise magnanimity, and the raising of human
TXTBacon77; E626|        nature; for take an example of a dog, and mark what a generosity
TXTBacon77; E626|        and courage he will put on when he finds himself maintained by a
TXTBacon77; E626|        man, who to him is instead of a God, or "melior natura"; which
TXTBacon77; E626|        courage is manifestly such as that creature, without that
TXTBacon77; E626|        confidence of a better nature than his own, could never
TXTBacon77; E626|        attain;
AnnBacon77; E626|        Self Contradiction

TXTBacon77; E626|        . . . therefore, as atheism is in all respects hateful, so
TXTBacon77; E626|        in this, that it depriveth human nature of the means to exalt
TXTBacon77; E626|        itself above human frailty.
AnnBacon77; E626|        An Atheist pretending to talk against Atheism

TXTBacon79; E626|        OF SUPERSTITION
TXTBacon79; E626|        PAGE 79 It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than
TXTBacon79; E626|        such an opinion as is unworthy of him.
AnnBacon79; E626|        Is this true is it better

TXTBacon80; E626|        PAGE 80 . . . as the contumely is greatertowards God,
TXTBacon80; E626|        so the dangeis greater towards men. Atheism
TXTBacon80; E626|        leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural
TXTBacon80; E626|        piety, to laws, to reputation; all which maybe
TXTBacon80; E626|        guideto an outward moral virtue, though religion were
TXTBacon80; E626|        not;
AnnBacon80; E626|        Praise of Atheism

TXTBacon80; E626|        but superstition dismounts all these, and erecteth an
TXTBacon80; E626|        absolute monarchy in the minds of men: therefore atheism
TXTBacon80; E626|        did never perturb states; for it makes men wary of
TXTBacon80; E626|        themselves, as looking no farther, and we see the times inclined
TXTBacon80; E626|        to atheism, (as the time of Augustus Caesar,) were civil
TXTBacon80; E626|        times.
AnnBacon80; E626|        Atheism is thus the best of all Bacon fools us

TXTBacon80; E626|        The master of superstition is the people, and in all
TXTBacon80; E626|        superstition wise men follow fools; and arguments are fitted to
TXTBacon80; E626|        practise in a reversed order.
AnnBacon80; E626|        What must our Clergy be who Allow Bacon to be Either Wise or
AnnBacon80; E626|        even of Common Capacity I cannot

TXTBacon82; E627|        PAGE 82 There is a superstition in avoiding superstition,
TXTBacon82; E627|        when men think to do best if they go farthest from the
TXTBacon82; E627|        superstition formerly received; therefore care should be had
TXTBacon82; E627|        that, (as it fareth in ill purgings,) the good be not taken away
TXTBacon82; E627|        with the bad, which commonly is done when the people is
TXTBacon82; E627|        the reformer.
AnnBacon82; E627|        Who is to be the Reformer Bacons [Reformer] Villain is a
AnnBacon82; E627|        King or Who   t1471

TXTBacon83; E627|        OF TRAVEL
TXTBacon83; E627|        PAGE 83 The things to be seen and observed are the courts of
TXTBacon83; E627|        princes, especially when they give audience to ambassadors; the
TXTBacon83; E627|        courts of justice . . . the churches and monasteries . . . the
TXTBacon83; E627|        walls and fortifications . . . and so the havens and harbours,
TXTBacon83; E627|        antiquities and ruins, libraries, colleges, disputations, and
TXTBacon83; E627|        lectures where any are; shipping and navies; houses and gardens
TXTBacon83; E627|        of state and pleasure near great cities; armories, arsenals,
TXTBacon83; E627|        magazines, exchanges, burses, warehouses, exercises of
TXTBacon83; E627|        horsemanship, fencing, training of soldiers, and the like;
TXTBacon83; E627|        comedies . . . treasures of jewels and robes; cabinets and
TXTBacon83; E627|        rarieties; . . .
AnnBacon83; E627|        The Things worthy to be seen are all the Trumpery he could
AnnBacon83; E627|        rake together
AnnBacon83; E627|        Nothing of Arts or Artists or Learned Men or of Agriculture
AnnBacon83; E627|        or any Useful Thing His Business & Bosom was to be Lord
AnnBacon83; E627|        Chancellor

TXTBacon84; E627|        PAGE 84. As for triumphs, masks, feasts, weddings,
TXTBacon84; E627|        funerals, capital executions, and such shews, men need not to be
TXTBacon84; E627|        put in mind of them; yet are they not to be neglected.
AnnBacon84; E627|        Bacon supposes that the Dragon Beast & Harlot are worthy of
AnnBacon84; E627|        a Place in the New Jerusalem Excellent Traveller Go on & be
AnnBacon84; E627|        damnd

TXTBacon84; E627|        If you will have a young man to put his travel into a little
TXTBacon84; E627|        room, and in short time to gather much, this you must do . . .
TXTBacon84; E627|        let him not stay long in one city or town, more or less as the
TXTBacon84; E627|        place deserveth, but not long; nay, when he stayeth in one city
TXTBacon84; E627|        or town, let him change his lodging from one end and part of the
TXTBacon84; E627|        town to another, which is a great adamant of acquaintance;
AnnBacon84; E627|        Harum Scarum who can do this

TXTBacon84; E627|        let him sequester himself from the company of his countrymen
TXTBacon84; E627|        and diet in such places where there is good company of the nation
TXTBacon84; E627|        where he travelleth; let him upon his removes from one place to
TXTBacon84; E627|        another procure recommendation to some person of quality
TXTBacon84; E627|        residing in the place whither he removeth . . .
AnnBacon84; E627|        The Contrary is the best Advice
TXTBacon85; E627|        PAGE 85 As for the acquaintance which is to be sought in
TXTBacon85; E627|        travel, that which is most of all profitable is acquaintance with
TXTBacon85; E627|        the secretaries and employed men of ambassadors.
AnnBacon85; E627|        Acqua[i]ntance with Knaves

TXTBacon86; E627|        OF EMPIRE
TXTBacon86; E627|        PAGE 86 It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to
TXTBacon86; E627|        desire, and many things to fear.
AnnBacon86; E627|        He who has few Things to desire cannot have many to fear

TXTBacon87; E627|        PAGE 87 . . . the mind of man is more cheered and refreshed
TXTBacon87; E627|        by profiting in small things, than by standing at a stay in
TXTBacon87; E627|        great.
AnnBacon87; E627|        A lie

TXTBacon98; E627|        OF COUNSEL
TXTBacon98; E627|        PAGE 98 For weakening of authority the fable sheweth the remedy:
TXTBacon98; E627|        nay, the majesty of kings is rather exalted than diminished when
TXTBacon98; E627|        they are in the chair of council; neither was there ever prince
TXTBacon98; E627|        bereaved of his dependances by his council, except where there
TXTBacon98; E627|        hath been either an over greatness in one counsellor, or an
TXTBacon98; E627|        over-strict combination in divers, which are things soon found
TXTBacon98; E627|        and holpen. [Bracketed]
AnnBacon98; E627|        Did he mean to Ridicule a King & his Council

TXTBacon101; E628|        PAGE 101 In choice of committees for ripening business for
TXTBacon101; E628|        the council, it is better to choose indifferent persons, than to
TXTBacon101; E628|        make an indifferency by putting in those that are strong on both
TXTBacon101; E628|        sides.
AnnBacon101; E628|        better choose Fools at once

TXTBacon104; E628|        OF CUNNING
TXTBacon104; E628|        PAGE 104 There be that can pack the cards, and yet cannot play
TXTBacon104; E628|        well; so there are some that are good in canvases and factions,
TXTBacon104; E628|        that are otherwise weak men.
AnnBacon104; E628|        Nonsense

TXTBacon104; E628|        Again, it is one thing to understand persons, and another
TXTBacon104; E628|        thing to understand matters; for many are perfect in men's
TXTBacon104; E628|        humours that are not greatly capable of the real part of
TXTBacon104; E628|        business, which is the constitution of one that hath studied men
TXTBacon104; E628|        more than books.
AnnBacon104; E628|        Nonsense

TXTBacon104; E628|        Such men are fitter for practice than for counsel, and they
TXTBacon104; E628|        are good but in their own ally.
AnnBacon104; E628|        How absurd

TXTBacon105; E628|        PAGE 105 If a man would cross a business that he doubts
TXTBacon105; E628|        some other would handsomely and effectually move, let him pretend
TXTBacon105; E628|        to wish it well, and move it himself in such sort as may foil
TXTBacon105; E628|        it.
AnnBacon105; E628|        None but a Fool can act so

TXTBacon106; E628|        PAGE 106-107 I knew one that, when he wrote a letter, he
TXTBacon106; E628|        would put that which was most material in the post-script, as if
TXTBacon106; E628|        it had been a bye matter.
TXTBacon106; E628|        I knew another that, when he came to have speech, he would pass
TXTBacon106; E628|        over that that he intended most; and go forth, and come back
TXTBacon106; E628|        again, and speak of it as of a thing that he had almost
TXTBacon106; E628|        forgot.
AnnBacon106; E628|        What Fools

TXTBacon107; E628|        PAGES 107-108 It is a point of cunning to let fall those
TXTBacon107; E628|        words in a man's own name which he would have another man learn
TXTBacon107; E628|        and use, and thereupon take advantage. I knew two that were
TXTBacon107; E628|        competitors for the secretary's place in queen Elizabeth's time,
TXTBacon107; E628|        . . . and the one of them said, that to be a secretary in the
TXTBacon107; E628|        declination of a monarchy was a ticklish thing, and that he did
TXTBacon107; E628|        not affect it: the other straight way caught up those words, and
TXTBacon107; E628|        discoursed with divers of his friends, that he had no reason to
TXTBacon107; E628|        desire to be secretary in the declination of a monarchy. The
TXTBacon107; E628|        first man took hold of it, and found means it was told the queen;
TXTBacon107; E628|        who hearing of a declination of a monarchy took it so ill, as she
TXTBacon107; E628|        would never after hear of the other's suit.
AnnBacon107; E628|        This is too Stupid to have been True

TXTBacon113; E628|        OF INNOVATIONS
TXTBacon113; E628|        PAGE 113 As the births of living creatures at first are ill
TXTBacon113; E628|        shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of
TXTBacon113; E628|        time.
AnnBacon113; E628|        What a Cursed Fool is this Ill Shapen are Infants or
AnnBacon113; E628|        small Plants ill shapen because they are not yet come to their
AnnBacon113; E628|        maturity What a contemptible Fool is This Bacon

TXTBacon123; E628|        OF FRIENDSHIP
TXTBacon123; E628|        PAGES 123-124 L. Sylla, when he commanded Rome, raised Pompey . . .
TXTBacon123; E628|        to that height, that Pompey vaunted himself for Sylla's
TXTBacon123; E628|        over-match; . . . With Julius Caesar Decimus Brutus had obtained
TXTBacon123; E628|        that interest as he set him down in his testament for heir in
TXTBacon123; E628|        remainder after his nephew; . . . Augustus raised Agrippa,
TXTBacon123; E628|        (though of mean birth,) to that height, as, when he consulted
TXTBacon123; E628|        with Mecaenas about the marriage of his daughter Julia, Mecaenas
TXTBacon123; E628|        took the liberty to tell him, that he must either marry his
TXTBacon123; E628|        daughter to Agrippa, or take away his life.
AnnBacon123; E628|        The Friendship of these Roman Villains is a strange Example
AnnBacon123; E628|        to alledge for our imitation & approval

TXTBacon133; E629|        OF EXPENSE
TXTBacon133; E629|        PAGE 133 Certainly, if a man will keep but of even hand, his
TXTBacon133; E629|        ordinary expenses ought to be but to the half of his receipts;
TXTBacon133; E629|        and if he think to wax rich, but to the third part.
AnnBacon133; E629|        If this is advice to the Poor, it is mocking them--If to the
AnnBacon133; E629|        Rich, it is worse still it is The Miser If to the Middle Class it
AnnBacon133; E629|        is the direct Contrary to Christs advice

TXTBacon134; E629|        PAGE 134 He that can look into his estate but seldom, it
TXTBacon134; E629|        behoveth him to turn all to certainties.
AnnBacon134; E629|        Nonsense

TXTBacon135; E629|        PAGE 135 The speech of Themistocles the Athenian, which was
TXTBacon135; E629|        haughty and arrogant in taking so much to himself, had been a
TXTBacon135; E629|        grave and wise observation and censure, applied at large to
TXTBacon135; E629|        others. Desired at a feast to touch a lute, he said, "he could
TXTBacon135; E629|        not fiddle, but yet he could make a small town a great city".
TXTBacon135; E629|        These words, (holpen with a little metaphor,) may express two
TXTBacon135; E629|        differing abilities in those that deal in business of
TXTBacon135; E629|        estate.
AnnBacon135; E629|        a Lord Chancellor's opinions as different from Christ as
AnnBacon135; E629|        those of Caiphas or Pilate or Herod what such Men call Great is
AnnBacon135; E629|        indeed detestable

TXTBacon136; E629|        PAGE 136 . . . let us speak of the work; that is, the true
TXTBacon136; E629|        greatness of kingdoms and estates; and the means thereof. An
TXTBacon136; E629|        argument fit for great and mighty princes to have in
TXTBacon136; E629|        their hand; to the end, that neither by over-measuring their
TXTBacon136; E629|        forces they lose themselves in vain enterprises . . .
AnnBacon136; E629|        Powers Powers
AnnBacon136; E629|        Powers of darkness

TXTBacon137; E629|        PAGE 137 The Kingdom of heaven is compared, not to any
TXTBacon137; E629|        great Kernal or nut but, to a grain of mustard seed; which is one
TXTBacon137; E629|        of the least grains, but hath in it a property and spirit hastily
TXTBacon137; E629|        to get up and spread.
AnnBacon137; E629|        The Kingdom of Heaven is the direct Negation of Earthly
AnnBacon137; E629|        domination

TXTBacon137; E629|        PAGES 137-138 Walled towns, stored arsenals and armories,
TXTBacon137; E629|        goodly races of horse, chariots of war, elephants; ordnance,
TXTBacon137; E629|        artillery, and the like; all this is but a sheep in lion's skin,
TXTBacon137; E629|        except the breed and disposition of the people be stout and
TXTBacon137; E629|        warlike. Nay, number (itself) in armies importeth not much,
TXTBacon137; E629|        where the people is of weak courage. . . . The army of the
TXTBacon137; E629|        Persians, in the plains of Arbela was such a vast sea of people
TXTBacon137; E629|        as it did somewhat astonish the commanders in Alexander's army,
TXTBacon137; E629|        who came to him therefore, and wished him to set upon them by
TXTBacon137; E629|        night; but he answered, he would not pilfer the victory; and the
TXTBacon137; E629|        defeat was easy.
AnnBacon137; E629|        Bacon knows the Wisdom of War if it is Wisdom

TXTBacon142; E629|        PAGE 142 Never any state was, in this point, so open to
TXTBacon142; E629|        receive strangers into their body as were the Romans; therefore
TXTBacon142; E629|        it sorted with them accordingly, for they grew to the greatest
TXTBacon142; E629|        monarchy.
AnnBacon142; E629|        Is this Great Is this Christian No

TXTBacon143; E629|        PAGES 143-144 It is certain, that sedentary and within-door
TXTBacon143; E629|        arts, and delicate manufactures, (that require rather the finger
TXTBacon143; E629|        than the arm,) have in their nature a contrariety to a military
TXTBacon143; E629|        disposition;. . . therefore it was great advantage in the ancient
TXTBacon143; E629|        states of Sparta, Athens, Rome, and others that they had the use
TXTBacon143; E629|        of slaves, which commonly did rid those manufactures; but that is
TXTBacon143; E629|        abolished, in greatest part, by the christian law. That which
TXTBacon143; E629|        cometh nearest to it is, to leave those arts chiefly to strangers
TXTBacon143; E629|        . . . and to contain the principal bulk of the vulgar natives
TXTBacon143; E629|        within those three kinds, tillers of the ground, free servants,
TXTBacon143; E629|        and handicraftmen of strong and manly arts; as smiths, masons,
TXTBacon143; E629|        carpenters, &c. not reckoning professed soldiers.
AnnBacon143; E629|        Bacon calls Intellectual Arts Unmanly Poetry Painting
AnnBacon143; E629|        Music are in his opinion Useless & so they are for Kings & Wars &
AnnBacon143; E629|        shall in the End Annihilate them

TXTBacon147; E630|        PAGE 147 No body can be healthful without exercise, neither
TXTBacon147; E630|        natural body nor politic; and, certainly, to a kingdom or estate
TXTBacon147; E630|        a just and honourable war is the true exercise.
AnnBacon147; E630|        Is not this the Greatest Folly

TXTBacon149; E630|        PAGE 149 There be now, for martial encouragement, some
TXTBacon149; E630|        degrees and orders of chivalry, which, nevertheless, are
TXTBacon149; E630|        conferred promiscuously upon soldiers and no soldiers, and some
TXTBacon149; E630|        remembrance perhaps upon the escutcheon . . .
AnnBacon149; E630|        what can be worse than this or more foolish

TXTBacon151; E630|        OF REGIMEN OF HEALTH
TXTBacon151; E630|        PAGE 151 . . . strength of nature in youth passeth over many
TXTBacon151; E630|        excesses which are owing a man til his age.
AnnBacon151; E630|        Excess in Youth is Necessary to Life

TXTBacon151; E630|        Beware of sudden change in any great point of diet, and if
TXTBacon151; E630|        necessity enforce it, fit the rest to it;
AnnBacon151; E630|        Nonsense

TXTBacon151; E630|        for it is a secret both in nature and state, that it is
TXTBacon151; E630|        safer to change many things than one.
AnnBacon151; E630|        False

TXTBacon152; E630|        PAGE 152 If you fly physic in health altogether, it will be
TXTBacon152; E630|        too strange for your body when you shall need it.
AnnBacon152; E630|        Very Pernicious Advice
AnnBacon152; E630|        The work of a Fool to use Physic but for Necessity

TXTBacon153; E630|        PAGE 153 In sickness, respect health principally; and in
TXTBacon153; E630|        health, action: for those that put their bodies to endure in
TXTBacon153; E630|        health, may in most sicknesses which are not very sharp, be cured
TXTBacon153; E630|        only with diet and tendering.
AnnBacon153; E630|        Those that put their Bodies To endure are Fools

TXTBacon153; E630|        Celsus could never have spoken it as a physician, had he not
TXTBacon153; E630|        been a wise man withal, when he giveth it for one of the great
TXTBacon153; E630|        precepts of health and lasting, that a man do vary and
TXTBacon153; E630|        interchange contraries;
AnnBacon153; E630|        Celsus was a bad adviser

TXTBacon153; E630|        but with an inclination to the more benign extreme: use
TXTBacon153; E630|        fasting and full eating, but rather full eating; watching and
TXTBacon153; E630|        sleep, but rather sleep; sitting and exercise, but rather
TXTBacon153; E630|        exercise, and the like: so shall nature be cherished, and yet
TXTBacon153; E630|        taught masteries. [Bracketed]
AnnBacon153; E630|        Nature taught to Ostentation

TXTBacon154; E630|        OF SUSPICION
TXTBacon154; E630|        PAGE 154. Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats amongst
TXTBacon154; E630|        birds, they ever fly by twilight; certainly they are to be
TXTBacon154; E630|        repressed, or, at the least, well guarded.
AnnBacon154; E630|        What is Suspition in one Man is Caution in Another & Truth
AnnBacon154; E630|        or Discernment in Another & in Some it is Folly.

TXTBacon156; E630|        OF DISCOURSE
TXTBacon156; E630|        PAGE 156 Some in their discourse desire rather commendation of
TXTBacon156; E630|        wit, in being able to hold all arguments, than of judgment, in
TXTBacon156; E630|        discerning what is true; as if it were a praise to know what
TXTBacon156; E630|        might be said, and not what should be thought.
AnnBacon156; E630|        Surely the Man who wrote this never talked to any but
AnnBacon156; E630|        Coxcombs

TXTBacon158; E630|        PAGE 158 Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and
TXTBacon158; E630|        to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to
TXTBacon158; E630|        speak in good words, or in good order.
AnnBacon158; E630|        Bacon hated Talents of all Kinds Eloquence is discret[io]n
AnnBacon158; E630|        of Speech

TXTBacon169; E631|        OF RICHES
TXTBacon169; E631|        PAGE 169 Be not penny-wise; riches have wings, and sometimes
TXTBacon169; E631|        they fly away of themselves, sometimes they must be set flying to
TXTBacon169; E631|        bring in more.
AnnBacon169; E631|        Bacon was always a poor Devil if History says true how
AnnBacon169; E631|        should one so foolish know about Riches Except Pretence to be
AnnBacon169; E631|        Rich if that is it

TXTBacon182; E631|        OF NATURE IN MEN
TXTBacon182; E631|        PAGE 182 Neither is the ancient rule amiss, to bend nature as a
TXTBacon182; E631|        wand to a contrary extreme, whereby to set it right;
TXTBacon182; E631|        understanding it where the contrary extreme is no vice.
AnnBacon182; E631|        Very Foolish

TXTBacon187; E631|        OF FORTUNE
TXTBacon187; E631|        PAGE 187 It cannot be denied but outward accidents conduce much
TXTBacon187; E631|        to fortune; favour, opportunity, death of others, occasion
TXTBacon187; E631|        fitting virtue; but chiefly, the mould of a man's fortune is in
TXTBacon187; E631|        his own hands.
AnnBacon187; E631|        What is Fortune but an outward Accident for a few years
AnnBacon187; E631|        sixty at most & then gone

TXTBacon190; E631|        OF USURY
TXTBacon190; E631|        PAGE 190
AnnBacon190; E631|        Bacon was a Usurer

TXTBacon191; E631|        PAGE 191 The discommodities of usury are, first, that it
TXTBacon191; E631|        makes fewer merchants; for were it not for this lazy trade of
TXTBacon191; E631|        usury, money would not lie still, but would in great part be
TXTBacon191; E631|        employed upon merchandizing.
AnnBacon191; E631|        A Lie it makes Merchants & nothing Else

TXTBacon192; E631|        PAGE 192 On the other side, the commodities of usury are
TXTBacon192; E631|        first, that howsoever usury in some respect hindereth
TXTBacon192; E631|        merchandizing, yet in some other it advanceth it.
AnnBacon192; E631|        Commodities of Usury can it Be

TXTBacon193; E631|        PAGE 193 I remember a cruel monied man in the country, that
TXTBacon193; E631|        would say, "The devil take this usury, it keeps us from
TXTBacon193; E631|        forfeitures of mortgages and bonds".
AnnBacon193; E631|        It is not True what a Cruel Man says

TXTBacon193; E631|        To speak now of the reformation and reglement of usury; how
TXTBacon193; E631|        the discommodities of it may be best avoided, and the commodities
TXTBacon193; E631|        retained.
AnnBacon193; E631|        Bacon is in his Element on Usury it is himself & his
AnnBacon193; E631|        Philosophy

TXTBacon197; E631|        OF YOUTH AND AGE
TXTBacon197; E631|        PAGE 197 The errors of young men are the ruin of business; but
TXTBacon197; E631|        the errors of aged men amount but to this, that more might have
TXTBacon197; E631|        been done, or sooner.
AnnBacon197; E631|        Bacons Business is not Intellect or Art

TXTBacon198; E631|        PAGE 198 . . . and age doth profit rather in the powers of
TXTBacon198; E631|        understanding, than in the virtues of the will and
TXTBacon198; E631|        affections.
AnnBacon198; E631|        a Lie

TXTBacon199; E631|        PAGE 199 There be some have an over-early ripeness in their
TXTBacon199; E631|        years, which fadeth betimes: these are, first, such as have
TXTBacon199; E631|        brittle wits, the edge whereof is soon turned; such as was
TXTBacon199; E631|        Hermogenes the rhetorician, whose books are exceeding subtile,
TXTBacon199; E631|        who afterwards waxed stupid.
AnnBacon199; E631|        Such was Bacon Stupid Indeed

TXTBacon202; E632|        OF DEFORMITY
TXTBacon202; E632|        PAGE 202 Certainly there is a consent between the body and the
TXTBacon202; E632|        mind, and where nature erreth in the one, she ventureth in the
TXTBacon202; E632|        other.
AnnBacon202; E632|        False
AnnBacon202; E632|        Contemptible

TXTBacon202; E632|        Whosoever hath any thing fixed in his person that doth
TXTBacon202; E632|        induce contempt, hath also a perpetual spur in himself to rescue
TXTBacon202; E632|        and deliver himself from scorn; therefore all deformed persons
TXTBacon202; E632|        are extreme bold.
AnnBacon202; E632|        Is not this Very Very Contemptible Contempt is the Element
AnnBacon202; E632|        of the Contemptible

TXTBacon203; E632|        PAGE 203 Kings in ancient times (and at this present in
TXTBacon203; E632|        some countries,) were wont to put great trust in eunuchs, because
TXTBacon203; E632|        they that are envious towards all are more obnoxious and
TXTBacon203; E632|        officious towards one.
AnnBacon203; E632|        because Kings do it is it Wisdom

TXTBacon206; E632|        OF BUILDING
TXTBacon206; E632|        PAGE 206 First, therefore, I say you cannot have a perfect
TXTBacon206; E632|        palace, except you have two several sides; a side for
TXTBacon206; E632|        the banquet, as is spoken of in the book of Esther, and a side
TXTBacon206; E632|        for the household.
AnnBacon206; E632|        What Trifling Nonsense & Self Conceit

TXTBacon235; E632|        OF FACTION
TXTBacon235; E632|        PAGE 235 The even carriage between two factions proceedeth not
TXTBacon235; E632|        always of moderation, but of a trueness to a man's self, with end
TXTBacon235; E632|        to make use of both. Certainly, in Italy they hold it a little
TXTBacon235; E632|        suspect in popes, when they have often in their mouth "Padre
TXTBacon235; E632|        commune"; and take it to be a sign of one that meaneth to refer
TXTBacon235; E632|        all to the greatness of his own house.
AnnBacon235; E632|        None but God is This

TXTBacon235; E632|        PAGES 235-236 Kings had need beware how they side
TXTBacon235; E632|        themselves . . . The motions of factions under Kings, ought to be
TXTBacon235; E632|        like the motions, (as the astronomers speak,) of the inferior
TXTBacon235; E632|        orbs; which may have their proper motions, but yet still are
TXTBacon235; E632|        quietly carried by the higher motion of "primum mobile".
AnnBacon235; E632|        King James was Bacons Primum Mobile

TXTBacon236; E632|        PAGE 236 . . . for the proverb is true, "That light gains make
TXTBacon236; E632|        heavy purses"; for light gains come thick, whereas great come but
TXTBacon236; E632|        now and then: so it is true, that small matters win great
TXTBacon236; E632|        commendation, because they are continually in use and in
TXTBacon236; E632|        note.
AnnBacon236; E632|        Small matters What are They Caesar seems to me a Very
AnnBacon236; E632|        Small Matter & so he seemd to Jesus is the Devil Great Consider

TXTBacon239; E632|        OF PRAISE
TXTBacon239; E632|        PAGE 239 Praise is the reflection of virtue; but it is as the
TXTBacon239; E632|        glass or body which giveth the reflection: if it be from the
TXTBacon239; E632|        common people, it is commonly false and nought, and rather
TXTBacon239; E632|        followeth vain persons, than virtuous.
AnnBacon239; E632|        Villain did Christ Seek the Praise of the Rulers


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