by Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626)

Part 1


Chapter I - Cassandra, or Divination

Chapter II - Typhon, or a Rebel

Chapter III - The Cyclops, or the Ministers of Terror

Chapter IV - Narcissus, or Self-Love

Chapter V - The River Styx, or Leagues

Part 2

Chapter VI - Pan, or Nature

Chapter VII - Perseus, or War

Chapter VIII - Endymion, or a Favourite

Chapter IX - The Sister of the Giants, or Fame

Chapter X - Acteon and Pentheus, or a Curious Man

Part 3

Chapter XI - Orpheus, or Philosophy

Chapter XII - Cœlum, or Beginnings

Chapter XIII - Proteus, or Matter

Chapter XIV - Memnon, or a Youth Too Forward

Chapter XV - Tythonus, or Satiety

Chapter XVI - Juno's Suitor, or Baseness

Chapter XVII - Cupid, or an Atom

Chapter XVIII - Diomed, or Zeal

Part 4

Chapter XIX - Dædalus, or Mechanical Skill

Chapter XX - Ericthonius, or Imposture

Chapter XXI - Deucalion, or Restitution

Chapter XXII - Nemesis, or the Vicissitude of Things

Chapter XXIII - Achelous, or Battle

Chapter XXIV - Dionysus, or Bacchus

Chapter XXV - Atalanta and Hippomenes, or Gain

Part 5

Chapter XXVI - Prometheus, or the State of Man

Chapter XXVII - Icarus and Scylla and Charybdis, or the Middle Way

Chapter XXVIII - Sphinx, or Science

Part 6

Chapter XXIX - Proserpine, or Spirit

Chapter XXX - Metis, or Counsel

Chapter XXXI - The Sirens, or Pleasures

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