The complete text of Essays of Francis Bacon. Essays of Francis Bacon The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Ld. Verulam Viscount St. Albans. Presented by Auth o rama Public Domain Books. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Of Studies. STUDIES serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight, is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and.