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From his Entrance into Active Life till the

Death of Elizabeth.

Parties at court. Member for Middlesex. In

his first speech recommends improvement of

the law. Justitia Universalis. Speech as to

the subsidies, which offends the Queen. His

dignified conduct. Ben Jonson's description

of him as a speaker. Exertions to be Soli-
citor General. Applies to the Lord Keeper,
Lord Burleigh, Sir Robert Cecil. Essex's
exertions. Fleming appointed. Essex gives
him an estate at Twickenham. Returns to
Twickenham. Invents barometer and other
instruments. Resumes his professional la-
bours. Employed by the Queen. Effort to
secure a vacancy. M. A. of Cambridge.
Work on Elements of the Law. Essex ap-
pointed to command in Spain. The Essays.
Sacred Meditations. Colours of Good and
Evil. Proposal of marriage to Lady Hat-
ton. Reading on Statute of Uses. Essex
solicits command in Ireland. Interruption

of intimacy between Bacon and Essex. Ba-

Wol. I.-(2)

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From the Accession of James till the Publica-
tion of the Wisdom of the Ancients.

Bacon's prospects. Approach of the King.
Parliament. Visit to Eton. Letter to Sa-
ville. Education. Greatness of Britain.
Extent of Territory. Compactness. Mar-
tial valour. Riches. His parliamentary
exertions. Advancement of Learning. De-
cision. Dedication. Objections from Di-
vines. Politicians, Errors of learned men.
Study of words. Government. Posthu-
mous fame. Analysis of Science of Man.
Exertions in active life. Ireland. Scotland.
Church reform. Church controversies. Edi-
fication of the Church. Solicitor General.

Cogitata et Visa. Wisdom of the Ancients, olvi

1x

Marshalsea.

CHAPTER II.

*rom the publication of the Wisdom of the An-

cents to the publication of the Novum Or-
ganum.

Charter House, Death of the
Prince. Essays. Prosecution of Lord San-
quhar. Confession of Faith. Attorney-Gene-
ral. Parliament of 1614. Duelling. Under-
takers. Benevolences. St. John. Peacham.
Consulting the Judges. Owen. Williers.
Political advice to Williers. Overbury.
Somerset. Disputes between King's Bench
and Chancery. Privy counsellor. Resig-
nation and death of Lord Brackley. Lord
Keeper. His pecuniary loss. Presents to
the monarch and officers of state. To the
Lord Keeper. To Judges. Abolition in
France of the Epices. King's journey to
Scotland. Takes his seat in Chancery. His
address. Jurisdiction. Patents. Delays.
Expense. Spanish match. Marriage of Sir

John Williers. Finance. Civil list. Lord
Chancellor. Wrenham. Dulwich. Dutch
merchants. Lord Suffolk. Buckingham

receives £20,000 for the place of Lord Trea-
surer. Bacon's judicial exertions. Buck-
ingham's interference. Slander of Wrayn-
ham. Presents in the case of Egerton and
12gerton. In Aubrey and Bronker. From
grocers and apothecaries. Hody and Hody.
Iord Clifford threatens to assassinate the
Chancellor. Law reporters. Ordinances in
Chancery. Judges, character of Gardens,
Bacon's delight in. Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Gorhambury. His philosophical house.
Alienation office. York house. His sixti-
eth birth-day. Ben Jonson's poem........

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Imprisonment of Bacon.

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stances, solitary, travelling, journeying, con-
stituent, patent, maxima, frontier, singular,
divorced, deviating, crucial. Differences.
Parliamentary proceedings. Charge of bri-
bery, Decision against donors. Presents
advised by counsel. Custom of receiving
presents. Error of judging of past by pre-
sent times. Presents made by men of emi-
nence. Presents of furniture. Presents
customary. No influence on judgment.
Particular charges. Fears of the king and
Buckingham. Advice of Williams. Inter-
view with the king. Meeting of Parliament.
King's speech. Letter to the Lords. Let-
ter to the king. Sentence. His silence.
Letter from the tower. Letter to the king.
Lambeth library. His will. Silence of
friends. Tennison. Bushel. Williams,

Lord Keeper............. ------------- ... lxxv

CHAPTER IV.

From his Fall to his Death.

Liberation. Re-
lease of fine. History of Henry VII. Great-
ness of states. Familiar illustrations. His
piety. Eton College. De Augmentis. His-
tory of Life and Death. Importance of
knowledge of the body. Consumption.
Vital spirit. All bodies have a spirit. Flight.
Death. Importance of science of animal
spirit. Bacon's works after his retirement.
Gondomar. D'Effiat. Sir Julius Caesar.
Selden. Ben Jonson. Meautys. Bacon's
pardon. Death of James. Decline of Ba-
con's health. Apophthegms. Psalms. Con-
fession of faith. Prayers. Student's prayer.
Author's prayer. Chancellor's prayer. Pray-
ers in the Instauration—in the De Aug-
mentis—in the Novum Organum—in the
Instauratio, third part—in the minor pub-
lications. Paradoxes. Letters. Skepti-
cism, nature of Rawley's statement. Ba-
con's will. Cause of Bacon's death. Ba-
con's last letter. Opening of Bacon's will.
Funeral. Monument. Meautys. Bacon's
temperament. Bacon's person. His mind.
Extent of views. Senses. Imagination.
Understanding. Temporary inability to ac-
quire knowledge. Particular. Studies. Me-
mory. Composition, \ Causes of Bacon's
entering active life. Bacon's entrance into
active life. His motive for reform. Re-
former, Bacon as a lawyer—Judge—Pa-

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! P. Boldness . ** * * * * * * - - - - - - . . . . . . . 20 MEDITATIONES SACRAE.

13. Goodness, and Goodness of Nature . 21 #. * o o Man. - - - - - - - - - - -

. Nobility ....... - - - - - - - - • . . . . . . . . . 21 e Miracles of our Saviour . . . . . . . . . . . .

15. Seditions and Troubles............ 22. o "... the Dove, and the Wis-

*16. Atheism .................. . . . . . . . 24 om of the Serpent ....... - - - - - - - - - --

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'3. Bmpire.................... . . . . . . 26 anny Hope...... • * * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

20. Counsel ..... 28 Hypocrites............... - - - - - - - - - - - - -

*k Delays .. 20 Impostors ............................

The several kinds of Imposture..........

* Cuming ......... 12:...'........ : 26.
o 3), Wisdom for a Man's self o Asheim * * * * * * * * * * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

of * Innovations...................... 32 Heresies............. - - - - - - - * - - - - - - - --

o * Despatch..................... ... 32 The Church and the Scripture ..........

* Seeming wise ........... - - - - - - - - - 33 *

jo oming * * * * * * - - - - - - - - - - - OF THE COLOURS OF GOOD AND EVII,
28. Expense - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . . . . 35 MISCELLANEOUS TRACTS UPON HU-
29, *: Greatness of Kingdoms and MAN PHILOSOPHY.
- states . . . . . * * * * * - - - - - - - - - - - - - 36 Mr. Bacon in Praise of Knowledge......

- 90 fregiment of Health .............. 39 * - - - -

- - Valerius Terminus, of the Interpretation of

* Suspicion........................ 40 r
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- - Filum Labyrinthi, sive Formula, Ioquisi-

* Plantations ................... . . . 41 - -

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* Riches ...................... - - - - ** - - - - -

- - Sequela Chartarum; sive Inquisitio Lo-

- * Prophecies....................... 43 - - -

- - - | gitima de Calore et Frigore...........

| * Ambition........................ 44 - - -

- A Letter and Discourse to Sir Henry sa,

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- . vill, touching Helps for the Intellectual

- 98. Nature in Men............ - - - - - - ... 45 Powers
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- - 40, Fortune ....... - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 APOPHTHEGMS . . . . . . * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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OF THE UN DERsrANDING.

The mind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - . 205

Invention in arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

Invention in sciences..... - - - - - - - - - - - - - . 207

Literate experience............ . . . . . . . . . 209

Novum Organum . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 209

Invention of argument.............. . . . . 209

Judgment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

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Moxony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - • 212

Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

Organ of speech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \. 2.13

Method of speech . . . . . . . . . ...i. 214

The illustration of speech......... f . . . . .1%

OF THE W 1. Lt. . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - • - - - - - 21S

The image of good. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

Public and private good................. 221

•. The culture of the mind..........* * * 2:8:
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MAN IN Society ........ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22S

Conversation . . . . . . . ......... * * * * * * * * * 22

Negotiation ........................... 229

The knowledge of the scattered occasions. 229

Knowledge of the advancement of life ... . .231

Wisdom of government. . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - .23s

Of universal justice, or the fountains of law 238

Of Revealed Religio N............ - - - - - - - - 239

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NEW ATLANTIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

THE WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS.

Cassandra, or Divination.......... . . . . . . 287

Typhon, or a Rebel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28S

The Cyclops, or the Ministers of Terror .. 288

Narcissus, or Self-love. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288

Styx, or Leagues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289

Pan, or Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

Perseus, or War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

e Endymion, or a Favourite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294

The Sister of the Giants, or Fame . . . . . . . 294

o Actaeon and Pentheus, or a Curious Man . 394

Orpheus, or Philosophy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295

Coelum, or Beginnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

Proteus, or Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

- Memnon, or Youth too Forward . . . . . . . . . 297

Tithonus, or Satiety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

Juno's Suitor, or Baseness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29S

Cupid, or an Atom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29S

Diomedes, or Zeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

Daedalus, or Mechanic......... - - - - - - - - - 300

Ericthonius, or Imposture......... . . . . . . *

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302 Queen Elizabeth.............

302 Julius Cæsar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

303 Augustus Cæsar ......... - - - - - - - - - . . . . . ; (; ;

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305 MISCELLANEOUS TRACTS.

309 Thoughts on the nature of things. . . . . . ... 4 of,

309 The Theory of the Firmament. . . . . . . . . . 4 it,

3 s () Thoughts and Observations concensin, the

312 Interpretation of Nature..... . . . . . . . . 4°2

3 12 Of the Principles and Origins of Nature,

according to the Fables of Cupid and

Heaven...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . . . 495

Topics of Inquiry concerning Light and

314 the Matter of Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. 2

385 Francis Bacon's Aphorisms and Advices

386 concerning the Helps of the Mind and

388 the Kindling of Natural Light........ 134
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