Francis Bacon


From A Journey to England A.D. 1663 by J.J. Jusserand (1895)

Many other philosophers, thinkers, and inventors are to be met in London ; and, indeed, "in all times England has produced excellent minds who have addicted themselves to an earnest study of natural sciences. Had the country produced in this line but Gilbert, Harvey, and Bacon, it would be enough for her to compete with France and Italy, who had Galileo, Descartes and Gassendi. But to speak truth Bacon the Chancellor rose above all others by the vastness of his ideas." No one did so much for physical science and so powerfully incited people to make experiments.   (Etc.)

by J. J. Jusserand
New York and London : Putnam, Unwin, 1895, pp. 175-176.


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