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Contents

WORKS POLITICAL
364
Mr Bacons discourse in praise of his sovereign
370
A true report of the detestable treason intended
398
tempted and committed by Robert earl of
408
The apology of Sir Francis Bacon in certain
433
A proclamation drawn for his Majestys first com
443
Certain articles or considerations touching
453
A speech in the house of commons concerning
461
A speech in the lower house of parliament
468
A speech used unto the lords at a conference
484
A brief speech persuading some supply to
492
A speech in parliament being lord chancellor
499
Advice to Sir George Villiers afterward duke
508
Advertisement touching a holy war
521
Notes of a speech concerning a war with Spain
530
LAW TRACTS
544
Verba fortius accipiuntur contra proferentem
550
Astimatio prseteriti delicti ex postremo
556
The use of the law for preservation of our per
570
Property of lands
576
Property in goods
586
An account of the latelyerected service called Oyer and Terminer held for the verge of
673
Arguments in law in certain great and difficult The decree of the starchamber against duels
683
The argument in Lows case of tenures 623 The charge against Mr Oliver St John
689
Cases of treason 642 and traducing of the kings justice in the pro
695
Cases of felony 644 Overbury
704
Cases of praemunire 645 of the great seal in the starchamber before
712
The kings prerogative in the persons of his viscount St Alban lord chancellor of Eng
722
ordinance of the kings prerogative 647 The office of constables original and use of The History of the reign of King Henry the Seventh
731
answers to the questions propounded by Sir Eighth
795

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Page 261 - ... the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making or wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.
Page 273 - I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind.
Page xxii - I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which, as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.
Page 4 - To conclude therefore, let no man, upon a weak conceit of sobriety or an ill-applied moderation, think or maintain that a man can search too far or be too well studied in the book of God's word or in the book of God's works ; divinity or philosophy; but rather let men endeavour an endless progress or proficience in both...
Page liii - For men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men...
Page 274 - Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and erecteth an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...
Page vii - Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Page 301 - 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 for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business. For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one ; but the general counsels, and the plots, and marshalling of affairs come best from those that are learned.
Page 301 - Crafty men contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them ; for they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them and above them, won by observation.
Page 266 - He that hath wife and children, hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.

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