You don't exactly eat eggs and bacon for breakfast, do you?
Bacon, during his stay in Paris, acquired considerable renown.
In the following year he wrote to Bacon, ordering him notwithstanding any injunctions from his superiors, to write out and send to him a treatise on the sciences which he had already asked of him when papal legate.
In this work Bacon makes a vehement attack upon the ignorance and vices of the clergy and monks, and generally upon the insufficiency of the existing studies.
Leland said that it is easier to collect the leaves of the Sibyl than the titles of the works written by Roger Bacon; and though the labour has been somewhat lightened by the publications of Brewer and Charles, referred to below, it is no easy matter even now to form an accurate idea of his actual productions.
Bacon and a Fragment of his Hebrew Grammar, edited with introduction and notes by E.
It is known that before the Opus Majus Bacon had already written some tracts, among which an unpublished work, Computus Naturalium, on chronology, belongs probably to the year 1263; while, if the dedication of the De Secretis Operibus be authentic, that short treatise must have been composed before 1249.
The necessity of accurate acquaintance with any foreign language and of obtaining good texts, is a subject Bacon is never weary of descanting upon.
This was the part of his work on which Bacon most prided himself, and in it, we may add, he seems to owe most to the Arab writers Kindi and Alhazen.
Bacon then discusses vision in a right line, the laws of reflection and refraction, and the construction of mirrors and lenses.
This view of nature Bacon considered fundamental, and it lies, indeed, at the root of his whole philosophy.
Experimental science, which in the Opus Tertium (p. 46) is distinguished from the speculative sciences and the operative arts in a way that forcibly reminds us of Francis Bacon, is said to have three great prerogatives over all other sciences: - (1) It verifies their conclusions by direct experiment; (2) It discovers truths which they could never reach; (3) It investigates the secrets of nature, and opens to us a knowledge of past and future.
As an instance of his method, Bacon gives an investigation into the nature and cause of the rainbow, which is really a very fine specimen of inductive research.
As'has been seen, Bacon had no sooner finished this elaborate work than he began to prepare a summary to be sent along with it.
Charles, however, has given good grounds for supposing that it is merely a preface, and that the work went on to discuss grammar, logic (which Bacon thought of little service, as reasoning was innate), mathematics, general physics, metaphysics and moral philosophy.
All these large works Bacon appears to have looked on as preliminaries, introductions, leading to a great work which should embrace the principles of all the sciences.
Bacon, it is now said, was not appreciated by his age because he was in advance of it; he is no schoolman, but a modern thinker, whose conceptions of science are more just and clear than are even those of his more celebrated namesake.'
Surroundings, and Bacon is not an exception.
- The best work on Roger Bacon is perhaps that of E.
Charles, Roger Bacon, sa vie, ses ouvrages, ses doctrines d'apres des textes inedits (1861).
Des Roger Bacon and Die Kosmologie.
Des Roger Bacon (Vienna, 1879); S.
Hirsch, Early English Hebraists (1899) Book of Essays (London, 1905), deals with Bacon as a Hebraist.
Siebert, Roger Bacon: Inaugural Dissertation (Marburg, 1861).
Ingram, On the Opus Majus of Bacon (Dublin, 1858); Cousin, "Fragments phil.
Parrot, Roger Bacon et ses contemporains (1894); E.
For the popular legend see Famous Histcrie of Fryer Bacon (London, 1615; reproduced in Thoms, Early Prose Romances, iii.); R.
See Leonard Bacon, Thirteen Historical Discourses (New Haven, 1839); J.
Yet, when the smell of bacon lured him to the kitchen, she found herself wishing he would address the subject.
Two authors exercised a weighty influence on his mind - Francis Bacon and Grotius.
He was no follower of their ideas, indeed often opposed to them; but he derived from Bacon an increasing stimulus towards the investigation of certain great problems of history and philosophy, while Grotius proved valuable in his study of philosophic jurisprudence.
He was succeeded by his nephew, William Byrd (1652-1704), who was born in London, went to Virginia about 1670, became a successful Indian trader, was a member of the House of Burgesses in 16 771682, was a supporter of Nathaniel Bacon at the beginning of James river, at the falls, visited: the tract in September 1733, and decided to found there the town of Richmond, at the same time selecting and naming the present site of Petersburg.
"ROBERT BACON (1860-1919), American banker, was born in Boston, Mass., July 5 1860.
The "` bacon beetle" (Dermestes lardarius), and its hard hairy larva, are well known.
Bacon argued keenly on geographical matters and was a lover of maps, in which he observed and reasoned upon such resemblances as that between the outlines of South America and Africa.
According to Flint, 4 there were four men who in this and the preceding century seized and made prominent this idea, namely, Bodin, Bacon, Descartes and Pascal.
He was even more definitely opposed to " final causes " than Francis Bacon, who excluded them from science but admitted them to theology.
Descartes was an expert; Bacon was the prophet of a great, if half comprehended, future; and the science they loved was struggling for its infant life against a mass of traditional prejudices, which sought to foreclose every question by confident assertions about the purposes of God and Nature.
[It is not clear that Bacon is the first to use the term in the now accepted sense; but he and Theophilus Raynaudus, S.
Francis Bacon expressed his conviction that heat consists of a kind of motion or "brisk agitation" of the particles of matter.
After the publication of the Plaine Discovery, Napier seems to have occupied himself with the invention of secret instruments of war, for in the Bacon collection at Lambeth Palace there is a document, dated the 7th of.
Philosophia Orientalis, mentioned by Roger Bacon, and now lost, which according to Averroes was pantheistic in tone.