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NEC TANTO CERES LABORE, UT IN FABULIS EST, LIBERAM FERTUR QUÆ-
SIVISSE FILIAM, QUANTO EGO HANC TO кaλs idéav, veluti PULCHER-
RIMAM QUANDAM IMAGINEM, PER OMNES RERUM FORMAS ET FACIES:

(πολλαὶ γὰρ μορφαὶ τῶν Δαιμονίων) DIES NOCTESQUE INDAGARE

SOLEO, LT QUASI CERTIS QUIBUSDAM VESTIGIIS DUCENTEM SECTOR.
UNDE FIT, UT QUI, SPRETIS QUÆ VULGUS PRAVA RERUM ÆSTIMATIONE
OPINATUR, ID SENTIRE ET LOQUI ET ESSE AUDET; QUOD SUMMA PER
OMNE VUM SAPIENTIA OPTIMUM ESSE DOCUIT, ILLI ME PROTINUS,
SICUBI REPERIAM, NECESSITATE QUADAM ADJUNGAM. QUOD SI EGO SIVE
NATURA, SIVE MEO FATO ITA SUM COMPARATUS, UT NULLA CONTENTIONE,
ET LABORIBUS MEIS AD TALE DECUS ET FASTIGIUM LAUDIS IPSE VALEAM
EMERGERE; TAMEN QUO MINUS QUI EAM GLORIAM ASSECUTI SUNT, AUT
EO FELICITER ASPIRANT, ILLOS SEMPER COLAM, ET SUSPICIAM, NEC DI
PUTO, NEC HOMINES PROHIBUERINT.

THIS LIFE OF FRANCIS BACON IS INSCRIBED TO THE REVEREND AND LEARNED MARTIN DAVY, D. D. MASTER OF CAIUS COLLEGE,- HENRY BICKERSTETH,-CLEMENT T. SWANSTON, -CEORGE TUTHILL, AND TO THE MEMORY OF SAMUEL ROMILLY.

VOL. XV.

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B. M.

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