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740. It is strange that the use of bathing, as a part of diet, is left. With the Romans and Grecians it was as usual as eating or sleeping; and so is it amongst the Turks at this day: whereas with us it remained but as a part of physic. I am of opinion, that the use of it, as it was with the Romans, was hurtful to health; for that it made the body soft, and easy to waste.

The Latin Works of Francis Bacon, Part I. Works Published, or Designed for Publication as Parts of the Instauratio Magna, Natural History, CENTURY VIII. Experiment solitary touching veins of medicinal earth. , Experiment solitary touching the use of bathing and anointing.

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The Latin Works of Francis Bacon

ISBN: 978-1-57085-284-8

Language: English, Latin, and Latin translation

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Bacon, Sir Francis. The Latin Works of Francis Bacon

Includes a new ad variorum edition of the Sermones Fideles (the Latin translation of his Essays, which was made by friends of Bacon, including Ben Jonson), but not included in the Spedding, Ellis and Heath edition. Bacon considered Latin a more authoritative language, and believed the translation would give greater currency to his work.

Bacon, Francis. Works. Volumes 1 - 7. Collected and edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, and Douglas Denon Heath. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1863.

________. Sermones Fideles. Edited by Donald Cress. Charlottesville: InteLex Corporation, 2021.

An easy-to-learn and -use but extremely powerful scholarly tool. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to do serious work.

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