The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban and Lord High Chancellor of England: Volume 8

C. and J. Rivington



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 The father of Empiricism, the Elizabethan philosopher Francis Bacon was an advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. His pioneering works argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge based only upon inductive reasoning and careful observation of events in nature.  This comprehensive eBook presents Bacon’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bacon’s life and works

* Concise introductions to the major texts

* All the major works, with individual contents tables

* Features rare treatises appearing for the first time in digital publishing

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Bacon’s contribution to philosophy and the ‘Bacon is Shakespeare’ theory

* Features three biographies - discover Bacon’s intriguing life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The Books

The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral

The Colours of Good and Evil

Meditationes Sacrae

Valerius Terminus of the Interpretation of Nature

The Advancement and Proficience of Learning Divine and Human

In Felicem Memoriam Elizabethae

De Sapientia Veterum

Instauratio Magna

Novum Organum Scientiarum

History of the Reign of King Henry VII

Translation of Certain Psalms into English Verse

Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History

New Atlantis

Sylva Sylvarvm

Theological Tracts

The Union of the Two Kingdoms of Scotland and England

The Criticism

Bacon is Shake-Speare by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence

Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown by Andrew Lang

Forty Years of Bacon-Shakespeare Folly by John Fiske

The Classification of the Sciences — Francis Bacon by Walter Libby

The Biographies

Bacon by R. W. Church

The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley

Brief Biography: Francis Bacon by Robert Adamson

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This book was written "To furnish to the English student the best practicable substitute for that classical training which is ordinarily obtained through the study of Latin and Greek ... We have many valuable works about the English language, and literature, and enough of instruction how to interpret what we read. To give a higher value to these, we need critically to read and interpret more good English in our schools ... For the purposes named above, no book seems better adapted, as a foundation, than Lord Bacon's Essays--abounding in classical learning, in occasional great felicities of style, in solid, weighty, and ingenious thought; also in forms of expression antiquated, obsolete and obscure; in sentences sometimes elegant, sometimes decidedly the reverse, and these, in many instances, not well arranged as to length or structure, or distribution into paragraphs of suitable length. On these, and other accounts, these Essays are admirably adapted for critical purposes, for the culture of judgment and taste, for the comparison of older forms of expression with those approved at the present day, and as a preparation for the intelligent and appreciative reading of the great English authors of the seventeenth century, so rich in thought, in learning, and in genius ... In preparing this work, a free use has been made of Archbishop Whately's edition, and especially of his learned and sensible Annotations ... The Sketch of the Life and Character, and of the Philosophical Writings of Bacon, has been chiefly derived from Macauley's brilliant and learned article on Montagu's Edition of his Works; from Dr. Kuno Fischer's able work on the Philosophy and Times of Bacon; in part also from Devey's Introductory Essay, Hallam's Literature for Europe, and Craik's and MacFarlane's History of England." -- Introductory.
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