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" His lordship thought also in this present fable to have composed a frame of laws, or of the best state or mould of a commonwealth ; but foreseeing it would be a long work, his desire of collecting the natural history diverted him, which he preferred many... "
Pocket Encyclopedia: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Polite Literature - Page 164
by Edward Augustus Kendall - 1811
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The New Atlantis

Francis Bacon - 2001 - 136 pages was a timorous politician and wearily (or warily) dropped his pen before he had composed ' a frame of laws or of the best state or mould of a Commonwealth.' Enough however had been written to make the New Atlantis a notable work : notable for its power of...
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