The Internet Wiretap edition of
THE NEW ATLANTIS, by FRANCIS BACON.
(Written in 1626.)
From Ideal Commonwealths,
P.F. Collier & Son, New York.
(c)1901 The Colonial Press, expired.
Prepared by Kirk Crady <email@example.com>
from scanner output provided by Internet Wiretap.
This book is in the public domain, released August 1993.
WE sailed from Peru, where we had continued by the
space of one whole year, for China and Japan, by the
South Sea, taking with us victuals for twelve months;
and had good winds from the east, though soft and weak, for
five months' space and more. But then the wind came about,
and settled in the west for many days, so as we could make
little or no way, and were sometimes in purpose to turn back.
But then again there arose strong and great winds from the
south, with a point east; which carried us up, for all that we
could do, toward the north: by which time our victuals failed
us, though we had made good spare of them. So tha . . .