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The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Newly enlarged.

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The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Newly enlarged. (a.k.a. The Essays)

By Francis Bacon


Bacon's 'Essayes' are universally recognized as masterworks of style and profundity, and nearly all have contributed phrases that have since become proverbial. The phrase ‘hostages to fortune’ was coined by Bacon in his essay ‘Of Marriage and Single Life,’ while ‘Jesting Pil…

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