Essays, Civil and Moral
Harvard Classics, Vol. 3, Part 1
Whether turning a phrase or observing the politics of the day the father of the scientific method also took his place with Essays as the master of English prose.
NEW YORK: P.F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY, 1909–14
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001
Introductory Note | The Epistle Dedicatory | Of Truth | Of Death | Of Unity in Religion | Of Revenge | Of Adversity | Of Simulation and Dissimulation | Of Parents and Children | Of Marriage and Single Life | Of Envy | Of Love | Of Great Place | Of Boldness | Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature | Of Nobility | Of Seditions and Troubles | Of Atheism | Of Superstition | Of Travel | Of Empire | Of Counsel | Of Delays | Of Cunning | Of Wisdom for a Man’s Self | Of Innovations | Of Dispatch | Of Seeming Wise | Of Friendship | Of Expense | Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates | Of Regiment of Health | Of Suspicion | Of Discourse | Of Plantations | Of Riches | Of Prophecies | Of Ambition | Of Masques and Triumphs | Of Nature in Men | Of Custom and Education | Of Fortune | Of Usury | Of Youth and Age | Of Beauty | Of Deformity | Of Building | Of Gardens | Of Negotiating | Of Followers and Friends | Of Suitors | Of Studies | Of Faction | Of Ceremonies and Aspects | Of Praise | Of Vain-glory | Of Honor and Reputation | Of Judicature | Of Anger | Of Vicissitude of Things | Of Fame