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ESP Digital Book

The Essays

Francis Bacon

Table of Contents:

Chapter I
Of Truth
Chapter II
Of Death
Chapter III
Of Unity in Religion
Chapter IV
Of Revenge
Chapter V
Of Adversity
Chapter VI
Of Simulation and Dissimulation
Chapter VII
Of Parents and Children
Chapter VIII
Of Marriage and Single Life
Chapter IX
Of Envy
Chapter X
Of Love
Chapter XI
Of Great Place
Chapter XII
Of Boldness
Chapter XIII
Of Goodness ...
Chapter XIV
Of Nobility
Chapter XV
Of Seditions and ...
Chapter XVI
Of Atheism
Chapter XVII
Of Superstition
Chapter XVIII
Of Travel
Chapter XIX
Of Empire
Chapter XX
Of Counsel
Chapter XXI
Of Delays
Chapter XXII
Of Cunning
Chapter XXIII
Of Wisdom ...
Chapter XXIV
Of Innovations
Chapter XXV
Of Dispatch
Chapter XXVI
Of Seeming Wise
Chapter XXVII
Of Friendship
Chapter XXVIII
Of Expense
Chapter XIX
Of the True Greatness ...
Chapter XXX
Of Regiment of Health
Chapter XXXI
Of Suspicion
Chapter XXXII
Of Discourse
Chapter XXXIII
Of Plantations
Chapter XXXIV
Of Riches
Chapter XXXV
Of Prophecies
Chapter XXXVI
Of Ambition
Chapter XXXVII
Of Masques and Triumphs
Of Nature in Men
Chapter XXXIX
Of Custom and Education
Chapter XL
Of Fortune
Chapter XLI
Of usury
Chapter XLII
Of Youth and Age
Chapter XLIII
Of Beauty
Chapter XLIV
Of Deformity
Chapter XLV
Of Building
Chapter XLVI
Of Gardens
Chapter XLVII
Of Negotiating
Chapter XLVIII
Of Followers and Friends
Chapter XLIX
Of Suitors
Chapter L
Of Studies
Chapter LI
Of Faction
Chapter LII
Of ceremonies and Respect
Chapter LIII
Of Praise
Chapter LIV
Of Vain-Glory
Chapter LV
Of Honor and Reputation
Chapter LVI
Of Judicature
Chapter LVII
Of Anger
Chapter LVIII
Of Vicissitude of Things
Chapter LVIX
Of Fame

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. Bacon has been called the father of empiricism.

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