"By which wordes he declares, not obscurely, that God hath framed the Mind of Man, as a Mirror or Glasse capable of the Image of the universall world, and as joyfull to receive the impressions thereof, as the eye joyeth to receave light; and not only delighted in the beholding, the variety of things and the vicisitude of times, but raised also to finde out and to discerne the inviolable lawes and the infallible decrees of Nature."
— Bacon, Sir Francis, Lord Verulam (1561-1626)
(pp. 5-7 in EEBO-TCP edition)
Some text drawn from EEBO-TCP; some from 1893 edition, from ebooks@Adelaide <Link>
Reading Francis Bacon, Selected Writings, introd. Hugh G. Dick (New York: Modern Library, 1955); and Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning, ed. Michael Kiernan. The Oxford Francis Bacon, vol. iv (Oxford: OUP, 2000).