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BACON'S ESSAYS

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́Neither repetitions nor fancies'

FRANCIS BACON

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COPYRIGHT,

By A. C. MCCLURG AND CO.

A. D. 1890.

INTRODUCTION.

ORIGINAL EDITIONS AND DEDICATIONS.

THE editio princeps of Bacon's Essays, published in the year 1597, was a small octavo volume containing also his "Religious Meditations" (in Latin), and his "Table of Colors, or Appearances, of Good and Evil" (in English). The essays were but ten in number, as follows:

1. Of Study.

2. Of Discourse.

3. Of Ceremonies and Respects.
4. Of Followers and Friends.
5. Suitors.

6. Of Expense.

7. Of Regiment of Health.

8. Of Honor and Reputation.

9. Of Faction.

10. Of Negotiating.

The "Epistle Dedicatory" was as follows:

"To M. ANTHONY BACON his dear Brother.

"LOVING AND beloved BrotHER, — I do now like some that have an orchard ill-neighbored, that gather

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