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CHAPTER VII
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reign." When he was little more than a youth, he declared gravely that he had "taken all knowledge " for his province. In most young men this would have been an absurd speech, but in view of what Bacon actually accomplished it seems hardly more than the truth. He was only thirteen when he entered the university, but during his three years of residence, this boy put his finger on the weak spot in the teaching and study of the day. The whole aim seemed to be, he declared, not to discover new truths, but to go over and over the old ones.
Nothing would have pleased him better than to have means enough to live comfortably while he thought and wrote, but he had no fortune. " I must think how to live," he said, " instead of living only to think." The young man of eighteen looked about hicn, and decided to study law and try to win the patronage of the Queen. In his legal studies he was so successful that his reasoning and eloquence were equally pleasing; but the Queen's patronage was beyond his reach, for she would give him only just enough favour to keep him ever hoping for more.
In the midst of his disappointments he wrote ten essays, which were published in 1597. They were on such subjects as Study, Expense, Followers and Friends, Reputation, etc., and they seemed in many respects more like the reflexions of a man of sixty-three than one of thirty-six. They are so full of wisdom, and the wisdom is expressed so clearly and definitely, that some parts of them seem almost like a sequence of proverbs. Among the sentences most quoted are these :

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be

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