Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Nov 2, 2017 - Literary Collections - 716 pages
Excerpt from Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

But abridgements, compendiums, analyses, even of the works of the greatest writers, may still serve important purposes. If properly executed, even the student of the original works may find them of use both as guides and as remembrancers. A good compendium should be at least the best index and synopsis. The more extensive the original book, or books, the more is such a compen dions analysis wanted, not' to supersede or be a suhati tute for the original, but to accompany it as an introduc tion and instrument of read reference. It is like a map of a country through w ich one has travelled, or is about to travel; or rather it is like what is called the key map prefixed to a voluminous atlas, by which all the other maps are brought together into one view, and their consultation facilitated.

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