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THE MODERN STUDENT'S LIBRARY PUBLISHED BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL

By George Meredith.
THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS.

By William Makepeace Thackeray.
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE.

By Thomas Hardy.
BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON.
ADAM BEDE.

By George Eliot.
ENGLISH POETS OF THE EIGHTEENTH

CENTURY.
THE RING AND THE BOOK.

By Robert Browning.
PAST AND PRESENT.

By Thomas Carlyle.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

By Jane Austen.
THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN.

By Sir Walter Scott.
THE SCARLET LETTER.

By Nathaniel Hawthorne. BUNYAN'S PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. THE ESSAYS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVEN.

SON.
NINETEENTH CENTURY LETTERS.
THE ESSAYS OF ADDISON AND STEELE.

Each small 12mo. 75 cents net.
Other volumes in preparation.

THE ESSAYS
OF FRANCIS BACON

EDITED WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES

BY

MARY AUGUSTA SCOTT, Ph.D.

LATE PROFESSOR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IN SMITH COLLEGE

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

NEW YORK

CHICAGO

BOSTON

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IN MEMORY OF

MY MOTHER

JULIA ANNE BOYER SCOTT

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