In 1597, Sir Francis Bacon made his first publication. He published a collection of essays (called Essayes: Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed) about politics, which was later expanded and republished in 1612 and 1625 (bio.com). His book contained the first examples of that literary form (essay) to gain popularity in England (McDougal 454). Inspired by the Renaissance notions of humanism, in 1605 Bacon published The Advancement of Learning attempting to rally supporters for the sciences. Also in 1609, he released his analysis of ancient mythology On the Wisdom of the Ancients (bio.com). Francis Bacon then went on to publishing a number of essays exhibiting his views on science, philosophy, politics, humanism, socia...
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