The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, Lord High Chancellor of England; With Several Additional Pieces, Never Before Printed in Any Edition of His Works. to Which Is Prefixed, a New Life of the Author Volume 3
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. 1740 edition. Excerpt: ...as it is seen in ordnance and muskets. Secondly, the strength of the percuffion; wherein likewise ordnance do exceed all arietations, and ancient inventions. The third is, the commodious use of them; as that they may serve in all weathers; that the carriage may be light and manageablez and the like. F o R the conduct of the war: at the first, men rested extremely upon number: they did put the wars likewise upon main force and valour, pointing days for pitched fields, and so trying it out, upon an even match: and they were more ignorant in ranging and arraying their battles. After they grew to rest upon number, rather competent than vast; they grew to advantages of place, cunning diverfions, and the like: and they grew more skilful in the ordering of their battles.. IN the youth of a state, arms do flourish; in the middle age ofa state, learning; and then both of them together for a time: in the declining age of a state, mechanical arts and merchandize. Learning hath its infancy, when it is but beginning, and almost childish: then its youth, when it is luxuriant and juvenile: then its strength of years, when it is solid and reduced: and lastly, its old age, when it waxeth dry and exhaust. But it is not good to look too long upon these turning wheels of viciffitude, lest we become giddy. As for the Philology of them, that is but a circle of tales, and therefore not fit for this writing. 'against Jupiter, and were by him destroyed, thereupon in anger brought forth fame; for certain it is, that rebels figured by the giants and seditious fames and libels, are but brothers and sisters; masculine and feminine. But now ifv a man can tame this monster, and bring her to feed at the hand, and govern her, and with her fly other ravening fowl, and...
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