By Elizabeth Story Donno (auth.)
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This is a fully unified volume, containing cross-references and paired essays ("Of Building" and "Of Gardens," "Of Beauty" and "Of Deformity," "Of Envy" and "Of Love"). Bacon's Essays are designed to make the reader examine rather than accept ideas, and most precepts therein are therefore provisional and occasionally disturbing. Their keynote is tonal complexity - the usefulness of a practice as well as its corruptions ("Of Usury"), moral judgment offered then blocked ("Of Negotiating"), contempt for a habit changing to precepts for using it ("Of Cunning"), full entrance into an amoral point of view ending with sudden moral judgment ("Of Simulation").
Simon, 1964. In 1621 Robert Burton published The Anatomy of Melancholy, in a thick quarto format. With a brief, uncluttered preface and a short postscript it is a rather unpretentious volume, not at all reminiscent of the carefully outlined, elaborately prefaced book with which we usually associate Burton. " A minister by profession, a physician by inclination, and thought by many to be a prose stylist by accident, Burton revised and expanded the Anatomy five times. From the first through the sixth editions the Anatomy grew from approximately 300,000 to 480,000 words.
Plays The Description of a Mask at Whitehall in Honour of the Lord Hayes and His Bride; Other Small Poems (produced 1607). 1607. The Description of a Mask at the Marriage of the Earl of Somerset and Frances Howard (produced 1613). 1614. 42 CAMPION A Relation of the Late Royal Entertainment Given by Lord Knowles on the Marriage Night of the Count Palatine and the Lady Elizabeth (produced 1613). 1613. The Lords' Masque (produced 1613). With A Relation ... , 1613. Other Observations in the Art of English Poesie.