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Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Of Adversity
Francis Bacon
Essays, Civil and Moral
Whether turning a phrase or observing the politics of the day, the Essays epitomize Bacon as the master of English prose. From the Harvard Classics, Vol. III, Part 1.
The New Atlantis
This account of an ideal state reveals both practical methods and unique fantasy. From the Harvard Classics, Vol. III, Part 2.
Advancement of Learning
A powerful defense of science against religion and the advocacy of the modern university.
The New Organon
Of the Wisdom of the Ancients
Apophthegms New and Old
Prefaces and Prologues
From the Harvard Classics, Vol. XXXIX.
Bartlett’s Bacon Quotations
Epitomal selections by John Bartlett.
Section by W. R. Sorley from the Cambridge History of English Literature.


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