The Works of Francis Bacon, Volumen2

Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1857

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Página 647 - ... we have set it down as a law to ourselves, to examine things to the bottom ; and not to receive upon credit, or reject upon improbabilities, until there hath passed a due examination.
Página 421 - The figures of recorders, and flutes, and pipes, are straight ; but the recorder hath a less bore and a greater, above and below.
Página 580 - THE Turks have a pretty art of chambletting of paper, which is not with us in use. They take divers oiled colours, and put them severally, in drops, upon water, and stir the water lightly, and then wet their paper, being of some thickness, with it, and the paper will be waved and veined, like chamblet or marble.
Página 666 - The ointment that witches use is reported to be made of the fat of children digged out of their graves ; of the juices of smallage, wolf-bane, and cinque-foil, mingled with the meal of fine wheat. But I suppose that the soporiferous medicines are likest to do it; which are henbane, hemlock, mandrake, moonshade, tobacco, opium, saffron, poplar-leaves, &c.
Página 337 - For those Natural Histories which are extant, being gathered for delight and use, are full of pleasant descriptions and pictures, and affect and seek after admiration, rarities, and secrets. But, contrariwise, the scope which his lordship intendeth is, to write such a Natural History as may be fundamental to the erecting and building of a true philosophy, for the illumination of the understanding, the extracting of axioms, and the producing of many noble works and effects.
Página 604 - ... naphtha of Babylon, a great distance off. It is therefore a subject of a very noble enquiry, to enquire of the more subtile perceptions; for it is another key to open nature, as well as the sense; and sometimes better. And besides, it is a principal means of natural divination; for that which in these perceptions appeareth early, in the great effects cometh long after.
Página 645 - ... the vapours, and send them to the head extremely. And for the particular ingredients of those magical ointments, it is like they are opiate and soporiferous. For anointing of the forehead, neck, feet, back-bone, we know, is used for procuring dead sleeps: and if any man say that this effect would be better done by inward potions ; answer may be made, that the medicines which go to the ointments are so strong, that if they were used inwards, they would kill those that use them : and therefore...
Página 604 - IT is certain that all bodies whatsoever, though they have no sense, yet they have perception : for when one body is applied to another, there is a kind of election to embrace that which is agreeable, and to exclude or expel that which is ingrate...
Página 365 - ... the cow, nourishing broth, or the like, doth further nourishment : but this would be done sitting upright, that the milk or broth may pass the more speedily to the bottom of the stomach. 58. THE fourth means is, to provide that the parts themselves may draw to them the nourishment strongly. There is...

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