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A treatise of political philosophy in the form of a fable, by F. Bacon (1627).

It is an account of a visit to an imaginary island of Bensalem in the Pacific and of the social conditions prevailing there; and also of ‘Solomon's House’, a college of natural philosophy ‘dedicated to the study of the works and creatures of God’.

Subjects: Literature.

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Francis Bacon (1561—1626) lord chancellor, politician, and philosopher

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