Lord Bacon's Essays, Or Counsels Moral and Civil: Translated from the Latin by William Willymott, ... In Two Volumes. ...

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printed: and sold by H. Parson, J. Brotherton and W. Meadows, A. Bettesworth, S. Ballard, R. Gosling, and C. King, 1720
 

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Página xxvii - But in this prayer, at the same time that we find him prostrating himself before the great mercy-seat, and humbled under afflictions which at that time lay heavy upon him, we see him supported by the sense of his integrity, his zeal, his devotion, and his love to mankind, which give him a much higher figure in the minds of thinking men, than that greatness had done from which he was fallen, I shall beg leave to write down the prayer itself, with the title to it, as it was found among his Lordship's...
Página 147 - POESY is a part of learning in measure of words for the most part restrained, but in all other points extremely licensed, and doth truly refer to the imagination; which, being not tied to the laws of matter, may at pleasure join that which nature hath severed, and sever that which nature hath joined ; and so make unlawful matches and divorces of things ;
Página xxix - ... from superfluity of maliciousness. Thy creatures have been my books, but thy scriptures much more. I have sought thee in the courts, fields, and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temples.
Página xxix - And now, when I thought most of peace and honour, thy hand is heavy upon me. and hath humbled me according to thy former loving-kindness, keeping me still in thy fatherly school, not as a bastard, but as a child. Just are thy judgments upon me for my sins, which are more in number than the sands of the sea, but have no proportion to thy mercies; for what are the sands of the sea? Earth, heavens, and all these, are nothing to thy mercies.
Página xxviii - I have ever prayed unto thee that it might have the first and the latter rain, and that it might stretch her branches to the seas, and to the floods.
Página 374 - I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you. That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven...
Página 70 - He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
Página xxvi - I was infinitely pleased to find, among the works of this extraordinary man, a prayer of his own composing, which, for the elevation of thought, and greatness of expression, seems rather the devotion of an angel than a man. His principal fault seems to have been the excess of that virtue which covers a multitude of faults. This betrayed him...
Página xxviii - Lord, how thy servant hath walked before thee : remember what I have first sought, and what hath been principal in my intentions. I have loved thy assemblies : I have mourned for the divisions of thy church : I have delighted in the brightness of thy sanctuary.
Página 348 - So that we are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do and not what they ought to do.

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