Amusements Gallery II

From the book, 'Philosophy for Beginners', illustration by Ralph Edney

The Natural History and Experiments of Wind- a short book by Francis Bacon
(Shakespeare's book about El Nino?)

"In heavy storms, they first lower the yards and take in the top sails, and , if necessary, all the others, even cutting down the masts themselves"-History of the Winds Francis Bacon 1622

"Yare-Yare; take in the top sail...Down with the top- mast"-The Tempest

Go to Amusements Gallery III - Sir Francis Bacon's New Advancement of Learning