The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 236 pagina's
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: DE FLUXU ET REFLUXU MARIS. Contemplatio de causis fluxus et refluxus maris, ab antiquis tentata, et deinde omissa, junioribus repetita, et tamen varietate opinionum magis labefactata quam discussa, vulgo levi conjectura refertur ad lunam, ob consensum nonnullum motus ejusdem cum motu Innae. Attamen diligentius perscrutanti vestigia quaedam veritatis se ostendunt, quae ad certiora dedu- cere possint. Itaque, ne confusius agatur, primo distinguendi sunt motus maris, qui licet satis inconsiderate multiplicentur a nonnullis, inveniuntur revera tantum quinque; quorum unus tanquam anomalus est, reliqui constantes. Primus ponatur motus ille vagus et varius (quos appellant) curren- tium; secundus motus magnus oceani sexhorarius, per quem aquae ad littora accedunt et reeedunt alternatim bis in die, non exacte, sed cum differentia tali, quae periodum constituat menstruum. Tertius motus ipse menstruus, qui nil aliud est quam res- titutio motus (ejus quem diximus) diurni ad eadem tempora; quartus motus sefnimenstruus, per quem fluxus habent incrementa in noviluniis et pleniluniis, magis quam in dimidiis; quintus motus semestris, per quem fluxus habent incrementa auctiora et insignia in aequinoctiis. Atque de secundo illo motu magno oceani sexhorario sive diurno, nobis in prae senta sermo est praecipue et ex intentione, d reliquis solummodo in transita, et quatenus facan ad hujusce rootus explicationem. Primo igitur quoc ad motum currentium attinet, dubium non est quill pro eo ac aquae vel ab angustiis premuntur, vel a liberis spatiis laxantur, vel in magis declivia festinan t, ac veluti effunduntur, vel in eminentiora incur- runt ac inscendunt, vel fundo labuntur aequabili, vel fundi sulcis et inaequalitatibus perturbantur, vel in alios currentes incidunt, atquecum illis se miscen...

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Francis Bacon was born on January 22, 1561 in London. After studying at Cambridge, Bacon began a legal career, ultimately becoming a barrister in 1582. Bacon continued his political ascent, and became a Member of Parliament in 1584. In 1600, he served as Queen Elizabeth's Learned Counsel in the trial of Robert Devereaux, the Earl of Essex. After numerous appointments under James I, Bacon admitted to bribery and fell from power. Much of Bacon's fame stems from the belief by some that he was the actual author of the plays of William Shakespeare. While many critics dismissed that belief, Bacon did write several important works, including a digest of laws, a history of Great Britain, and biographies of the Tudor monarchy, including Henry VII. Bacon was also interested in science and the natural world. His scientific theories are recorded in Novum Organum, published in 1620. Bacon's interest in science ultimately led to his death. After stuffing a fowl with snow to study the effect of cold on the decay of meat, he fell ill, and died of bronchitis on April 9, 1626.

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