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"Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Human" (1605) by Francis Bacon, or its expanded Latin translation "De dignitate et augmentis scientiarum" (1623). Use this tag with the [francis-bacon] tag.

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Francis Bacon's "The Advancement of Learning"

I'm trying to get a handle on a metaphor used by Francis Bacon in The Advancement of Learning, when expounding on the usefulness of Alchemy as a study. He writes: And yet surely to alchemy this right ...
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