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This lord is more and more known , and his books here more and more delighted
in ; and those men that have more than ordinary knowledge in human affairs
esteem him one of the most capable spirits of his age ; and he is truly such .
... immediately before his meal ( whether dinner or supper ) , that it might dry the
body less ; which ( as he said ) did carry away frequently the grosser humors of
the body , and not diminish or carry away any of the spirits , as sweating doth .
... which characterizes the Baconian philosophy , but his keen perception , and
his broad and spirit - stirring , almost enthusiastic , announcement of its
paramount importance as the alpha and omega of science , as the grand and
only chain for ...
They belong to the spirit rather than to the positive precepts of his philosophy . He
did good service when he declared , with all the weight of his authority and of his
eloquence , that the true end of knowledge is the glory of the Creator and the ...
Nevertheless the systematizing spirit of the schoolmen still survived , and of the
reformers of philosophy not a few attempted to substitute a dogmatic system of
their own for that from which they dissented . . . . Lastly , the tone in which Bacon
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