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Sir Francis Bacon


Contents


The Table.

1    OF Truth.                   Page 1
2    Of Death.                                 6   
3    Of Vnitie in Religion.                   10
4    Of Reuenge.                              19
5    Of Aduersitie.                         22
6    Of Simulation and Dissimulation.    25
7    Of Parents and Children.                32
8    Of Marriage and Single Life.             36
9    Of Enuie.                               40
10   Of Loue.                                 50
11   Of Great Place.                         54
12   Of Boldnesse.                        62
13   Of Goodnesse, and Goodnesse of Nature.               66
14   Of Nobilitie.                            72
15   Of Seditions and Troubles.               76
16   Of Atheisme.                           90
17   Of Superstition.                      96
18   Of Trauaile.                            100
19   Of Empire.                               105
20   Of Counsell.                           115
21   Of Delaies.                              125
22   Of Cunning.                              127
23   Of Wisdome for a Mans Selfe.          135
24   Of Innouations.                         139
25   Of Dispatch.                         142
26   Of Seeming Wise.                      146
27   Of Frendship.                        149
28   Of Expence.                              164
29   Of the true Greatnesse of Kingdomes
30   Of Regiment of Health.                   187
31   Of Suspicion.                        191
32   Of Discourse.                        194
33   Of Plantations.                         198
34   Of Riches.                               205
35   Of Prophecies.                           212
36   Of Ambition.                            218
37   Of Maskes and Triumphs.                  223
38   Of Nature in Men.                        227
39   Of Custome and Education.            231
40   Of Fortune.                              235
41   Of Vsury.                            239
42   Of Youth and Age.                      247
43   Of Beautie.                            251
44   Of Deformitie.                         254
45   Of Building.                            257
46   Of Gardens.                            266
47   Of Negotiating.                         280
48   Of Followers and Frends.                284
49   Of Sutours.                            288
50   Of Studies.                            292
51   Of Faction.                           296
52   Of Ceremonies and Respects.       300
53   Of Praise.                            304
54   Of Vain-Glory.                         308
55   Of Honour and Reputation.               312
56   Of Iudicature.                         316
57   Of Anger.                               325
58   Of Vicissitude of Things.          329


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