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COLOURS OF GOOD AND EVIL

WITH

NOTES AND GLOSSARIAL INDEX

BY

W. ALDIS WRIGHT M.A.
LIBRARIAN OF TRINITY COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE.

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FRANCIS BACON

BORN . . . . . 22 Jan, 1560-1 Matriculated at Trin. Coll. Cam.

bridge . . . . . 10 June, 1573 Admitted at Gray's Inn . . 21 Nov. 1576 First sat in the House of Com.

mons as Member for Melcombe, 1584 Knighted by James i. . . . 23 July, 1603 King's Counsel . . . . 2; Aug. 1604 Solicitor General . . . 25 June, 1607 Attorney General .' .' .' 27 Oct. 1613 Privy Councillor . . . 9 June, 1616 Lord Keeper . . . . 3 March, 1616-7 Lord High Chancellor . . 4 Jan. 1618-9 Baron Verulam . . . . July, 1619 Viscount St Alban . . 27 Jan. 1620-1 Sentenced by the House of Lords 3 May, 1621 Died . . . . . 9 Apr. 1626

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PREFACE

UNDER the date 5 Feb. 1596 the following entry oc. curs in the books of the Stationers' Company. Hüfrey Hooper. Entred for his copie under thandes of Mr Fri Bacon Mr D Stanhope Mr Barlowe, and Mr War. den Dawson, a booke intituled Essaies Religious medi. tations, places of perswasion and diswasion by Mr Fr. Bacon.This was the first edition of Bacon's Essays. They were published in a small 8vo. volume, of which the full title is as follows: Essayes. Religious Medi. tations. Places of perswasion and disswasion. Seene and allowed. At London, Printed for Humfrey Hooper, and are to be sold at the blacke Beare in Chauncery Lane. 1597.” The dedication to Antony Bacon occu. pies three pages. Then follow the table of Contents and the Essays, ten in number; 1. Of studie. 2. Of dis. course. 3. Of Ceremonies and respects. 4. Of fol. lowers and friends. 5. Sutors. 6. Of expence. 7. Of Regiment of health. 8. Of Honour and reputation. 9. Of Faction. 10. Of Negociating. The Essays occupy thirteen folios, and are followed by the Medi. tatioines Sacræ," or Religious Meditations, in Latin,

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