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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon by John M. Robertson

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Book V.

CHAPTER I.

Division of the Doctrine concerning the Use and Objects of the Faculties of the Human Soul into Logic and Ethic. Division of Logic into the Arts of Discovering, of Judging, of Retaining, and of Transmitting.

THE doctrine concerning the Intellect (most excellent King), and the doctrine concerning the Will of man, are as it were twins by birth. For purity of illumination and freedom of will began and fell together1; and nowhere in the universal nature of things is there so intimate a sympathy as between truth and goodness. The more should learned men be ashamed, if in knowledge they be as the winged angels, but in their desires as crawling serpents; carrying about with them minds like a mirror indeed, but a mirror polluted and ...

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