The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral

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Published in 1625, Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral provides dispassionate observation of human life and powerfully expressed moral judgments. Bacon focuses on the ethical, political, and historical influences on human behavior and records observations on such diverse topics as beauty, deformity, fortune, adversity, truth, marriage, and atheism. Based on the Oxford Authors series, this edition contains substantial annotation and notes on Bacon's rich vocabulary.