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" I shall only mention one great Man, who had the true Imagination of the whole extent of this Enterprise, as it is now set on foot; and that is, the Lord Bacon. "
Letters of S[i]r Francis Bacon ... Written During the Reign of King James ... - Page lxiv
by Francis Bacon - 1702 - 302 pages
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Bacon, Gilbert and Harvey

Sir William Hale-White - Blood - 1927 - 64 pages
...the rest of our latter chymists, would have been considerable " [43]. Sprat writes : " I shall only mention one Great Man who had the true Imagination of the whole extent of this Enterprise, as it is now set on foot; and that is, the Lord Bacon . . . His Genius was searching and...
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The History of Utopian Thought

Joyce Oramel Hertzler - Idealism - 1928 - 350 pages
...first historian of the society writes in his 'History of the Royal Society'" (1667) 18 "I shall only mention one great Man who had the true Imagination of the whole extent of this enterprise, as it is now set on foot, and that is Lord Bacon." 14 Joseph Glanvil, in his "Scepsis Scientifica"...
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The Problem of Certainty in English Thought 1630–1690

Henry G. van Leeuwen - History - 1970 - 188 pages
...Society, wrote in 1667 in his History of the Royal Society concerning Bacon's foresight: "I shall only mention one great Man, who had the true Imagination of the whole extent of this Enterprise [the new science of the Royal Society], as it is now set on foot; and that is, the Lord...
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Science Reorganized: Scientific Societies in the Eighteenth Century

James Edward McClellan - Computers - 1985 - 456 pages
...of the Royal Society (1667), emphasized this aspect of the Society's initial interest: I shall only mention one great Man, who had the true Imagination of the whole extent of this Enterprize, as it is now set on foot; and that is the Lord Bacon . . . The Society has reduc'ed its...
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Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination

Nieves Mathews - Philosophy - 1996 - 620 pages
...(Dedication of Scepsis Scientifica to the Royal Society, 1665), also Bishop Thomas Sprat, 'I shall only mention one great man, who had the true imagination of the whole extent of this enterprize', History of the Royal Society (1667), 35. 13 'Ode to the Royal Society', in The Works of...
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The Cosmos of Science: Essays of Exploration

John Earman, John D. Norton - Science - 1998 - 604 pages
...perfection of the experimental approach to science, he turned to Bacon as a distinguished ancestor: I shall onely mention one great Man, who had the true Imagination of the whole extent of this Enterprize, as it is now set on foot; and that is, the Lord Bacon. In whose Books there are every where...
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Descartes Embodied: Reading Cartesian Philosophy Through Cartesian Science

Daniel Garber - Philosophy - 2001 - 354 pages
...approach to science, it was Bacon to whom he turned as a distinguished ancestor. He writes, I shall onely mention one great Man, who had the true Imagination of the whole extent of this Enterprize, as it is now set on foot; and that is, the Lord Bacon. In whose Books there are every where...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - English essays - 2002 - 868 pages
...commissioned History of that body (1667), duly praised Bacon as its inspiring figure, acknowledging that 'great Man, who had the true Imagination of the whole extent of this Enterprize, as it is now set on foot'. If he had had his way, Sprat writes, 'there should have been...
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A People's History of Science: Miners, Midwives, and Low Mechanicks

Clifford Conner - Science - 2005 - 572 pages
...him as its inspirational beacon. Thomas Sprat, its first historian, identified "Lord Bacon" as the "one great Man, who had the true Imagination of the whole extent of this Enterprize, as it is now set on foot." 23 In his "Ode to the Royal Society," the poet Abraham Cowley...
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The Shadow of Solomon: The Lost Secret of the Freemasons Revealed

Laurence Gardner - Social Science - 2007 - 458 pages
...Royal Society gave it a focus and a symbol.34 Sprat emphasized the fact that 'Francis Bacon was the one great man who had the true imagination of the whole extent of this enterprise.' By the Georgian and Victorian eras, however, this had largely been forgotten. The English...
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