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"book of Advancement of Learning, I have thought
good to procure a translation into the general lan
guage, not without great and ample additions, and "enrichment thereof; especially in the second book, "which handleth the partition of science, in such "sort, as I hold it, may serve in lieu of the first part of the Instauration, and acquit my promise in " that part."
And Mallet in his edition of the Advancement, published in the year 1808, says, "Accordingly in "1623 came out the "De Augmentis Scientiarum,'
being a Latin Version of these two books, much "enlarged; in which he was assisted by Mr. George "Herbert, and the famous Philosopher of Malmes"bury.* It consists of nine books: the first is nearly literal translation of the first book of this work; "the other eight, divided into 46 chapters, comprise "the second book: but great additions are made "throughout, especially to the subjects of Rhetoric, "Laws, and Government."
The present edition is corrected from the first edition of 1605, and with the hope of making it more acceptable to the public, an Analysis of the whole work with a table of contents is prefixed, and a copious index is annexed.
* See Tennison's Baconiana, and the Life of Hobbes.
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