The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 7

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 24, 2011 - Literary Collections - 844 pages
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Francis Bacon (1561-1626), the English philosopher, statesman and jurist, is best known for developing the empiricist method which forms the basis of modern science. Bacon's writings concentrated on philosophy and judicial reform. His most significant work is the Instauratio Magna comprising two parts - The Advancement of Learning and the Novum Organum. The first part is noteworthy as the first major philosophical work published in English (1605). James Spedding (1808-81) and his co-editors arranged this fourteen-volume edition, published in London between 1857 and 1874, not in chronological order but by subject matter, so that different volumes would appeal to different audiences. The material is divided into three parts: philosophy and general literature; legal works; and letters, speeches and tracts relating to politics. Volume 7, published in 1859, continues Bacon's literary works including his writings on religion, and contains his professional works on the law.
 

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Contents

LETTER AND DISCOURSE To SIR HENRY SAVILL TOUCHING
97
EDITORS PREFACE
113
APOPHTHEGMS NEW AND OLD AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
121
APOPHTHEGMS FROM THE RESUSOITATIO ED 1661
166
APOPHTHEGMS PUBLISHED BY TENISON IN THE BACON
174
SPURIOUS APOPHTHEGMS
185
PROMUS 0F FORMULARIES AND ELEGANOIES
197
CONFESSION 0F FAITH
215
READING ON THE STATUTE OF UsEs
398
CAsE OF IMPEACHMENT OF WAsTE
527
LowEs CASE OF TENUEEs
546
CAsE OF REVOOATION OF UsEs
557
JURISDICTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE MARCHES
567
CAsE OF THE POsT NATI OF SCOTLAND
641
CAsE DE NON PROCEDENDO REGE INCONSULTO
686
ANSWERS To QUEsTIONs TOUCHING THE OFFICE OF CON
754

The Same translated into English
243
PRAYERS
259
TRANSLATION OF CERTAIN PSALMS INTO ENGLISH VERSE
265
GENERAL PREFACE TO THE PROFESSIONAL WORKS
301
ORDINANCES 1N CHANOERY
760
APPENDIX _
775
INDEX
783

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Francis Bacon was born on October 28, 1909. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, to parents of British decent but lived with his nanny, Jessie Lightfoot, for many of his formative years. Bacon began painting in his early 20s and worked only sporadically until his mid-30s. He lived between England and Ireland for many years, earning his money by becoming an interior decorator and a designer of furniture and rugs. In 1944 he created his breakthrough oil painting entitled, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of the Crucifixion. The work is said to have been competed within the timeframe of two weeks. The painting was immediately seen as a sensation and established him as an important post-war artist. Bacon himself insisted that no retrospective of his work should include anything produced prior to 1944. Bacon was plagued with chronic asthma which developed into a respiratory condition. He died of cardiac arrest on April 28, 1992. He left his entire estate to his companion, John Edwards, who then donated the contents of Bacon's studio to the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin.

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