The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 8

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Page 421 - Diligite inimicos vestros, benefacite eis qui oderunt vos, et orate pro persequentibus et calumniantibus vos, ut sitis filii Patris vestri, qui in coelis est, qui solem suum oriri facit super bonos et malos, et pluit super justos et injustos.
Page xxii - I had rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind; and, therefore, God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
Page 422 - Latini, et quo quemque modo fugiatque feratque laborem. sunt geminae Somni portae, quarum altera fertur cornea, qua veris facilis datur exitus umbris, altera candenti perfecta nitens elephanto, sed falsa ad caelum mittunt insomnia Manes.
Page 120 - Adeo ut poesis ista, non solum ad delectationem, sed etiam ad animi magnitudinem, et ad mores conferat. Quare et merito etiam divinitatis cujuspiam particeps videri possit; quia animum erigit, et in sublime rapit; rerum simulacra ad animi desideria accommodando, non animum rebus (quod ratio facit, et historia) submittendo.
Page vi - Upon this great occasion, he would be over-accurate ; and he sent a specimen of such superfine latinity, that the Lord Bacon did not encourage him to labour further in that work, in the penning of which, he desired not so much neat and polite, as clear, masculine, and apt expression.
Page xi - It is a book I think will live, and be a citizen of the world, as English books are not.
Page ix - Most reverend Father, I must confess myself to be a letter in your debt ; but the excuse which I have, is too, too just. For I was kept from doing you right by a very sore disease, from which I. am not yet perfectly delivered. I am now desirous to communicate to your fatherhood the designs I have touching those writings which I form in my head and begin ; not with hope of bringing them to perfection, but out of desire to make experiment, and because I am a servant to posterity ; for these things...
Page 30 - ... confecerunt. Etenim, mens humana si agat in materiam, naturam rerum et opera Dei contemplando, pro modo materiae operatur, atque ab eadem determinatur ; sin ipsa in se vertatur (tanquam aranea texens telam) tum demum interminata est, et parit certe telas quasdam doctrinae, tenuitate fili operisque admirabiles, sed quoad usum frivolas et inanes.
Page vi - They put a force upon their natural genius, and in straining of it crack and disable it. And so it seems it happened to that worthy and elegant man. Upon this great occasion he would be over-accurate ; and he sent a specimen of such superfine Latinity, that the Lord Bacon did not encourage him to labour further in that work...
Page 374 - Ad Paedagogicam quod attinet, brevissimum foret dictu, Consule scholas Jesuitarum : nihil enim, quod in usum venit, his melius.

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