The Works of Francis Bacon, Volumen2

Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1857

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Página 627 - ... 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 401 - Generally the straight line hath the cleanest and roundest sound, and the crooked, the more hoarse and jarring. 222. OF a sinuous pipe that may have some four flexions, trial would be made. Likewise of a pipe made like a cross, open in the midst.
Página 679 - The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below. If another user places a recall for this item, the borrower will be notified of the need for an earlier return. Non-receipt of overdue notices does not exempt the borrower from overdue fines.
Página 515 - SOME plants there are, but rare, that have a mossy or downy root ; and likewise that have a number of threads, like beards ; as mandrakes ; whereof witches and impostors make an ugly image, giving it the form of a face at the top of the root, and leaving those strings to make a broad beard down to the foot.
Página 352 - For heat and cold are nature's two hands, whereby she chiefly worketh; and heat we have in readiness, in respect of the fire; but for cold we must stay till it cometh, or seek it in deep caves, or high mountains: and when all is done, we cannot obtain it in any great degree: for furnaces of fire are far hotter than a summer's sun; but vaults or hills are not much colder than a winter's frost.
Página 359 - ... and many more ; but we will speak of them distinctly. 83. For indurations by cold, there be few trials of it ; for we have no strong or intense cold here on the surface of the earth, so near the beams of the sun and the heavens. The likeliest trial is by snow and ice ; for as snow and ice, especially being holpen and their cold activated by nitre or salt, •will turn water into ice, and that in a few hours ; so it may be, it will turn wood or stiff clay into stone, in longer time.
Página 560 - 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 653 - I like well,) they do not observe the contacting of the ointment under any certain constellation ; which commonly is the excuse of magical medicines when they fail, that they were not made under a fit figure of heaven.

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