The Essays or Counsels Civil and Moral and Wisdom of the Ancients by Francis (Bacon) Lord Verulam; Edited by B[asil] Montagu
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...of good Use (in Cities indeed, upright do better, in respect of the Uniformity towards the Street); for they be pretty Retiring Places for Conference; and besides, they keep both the Wind, and Sun off: For that which would strike almost through the Room, doth scarce pass the V/indow. But let them be but few, Four in the Court, on the Sides only. Beyond this Court, let there be an inward Court of the same Square, and Height; which is to be environed with the Garden, on all Sides: And in the Inside, cloistered on all Sides, upon decent and beautiful Arches, as High as the first Story. On the under Story, towards the Garden, let it be turned to Grotto, or Place of Shade, or Estivation. And only have opening and Windows towards the Garden; and be level upon the Floor, no whit sunk under Ground, to avoid all Dampishness. And let there be a Fountain, or some fair Work of Statues, in the Midst of this Court; and to be paved as the other Court was. These Buildings to be for privy Lodgings, on both Sides; and the End, for privy Galleries. Whereof, you must foresee, that one of them be for an Infirmary, if the Prince, or any Special Person should be Sick, with Chambers, Bed chamber, Anti-camera, and Recamera, joining to it. This upon the Second Story. Upon the Ground Story, a fair Gallery, open, upon Pillars: And upon the Third Story likewise, an open Gallery upon Pillars, to take the Prospect, and Freshness of the Garden. At both Corners of the further Side, by way of Return, let there be two delicate or rich Cabinets, daintily paved, richly hanged, glazed with crystalline Glass, and a rich Cupola in the Midst; and all other Elegancy that can be thought upon. In the Upper Gallery too, I wish that there may be, if the Place will yield it, some..
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