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splendour, but the other the mysterious knowledge of all things created in the six dayes work.'—[From pp. 19, 20 of the Post-script to 'An Extract by Mr. Bushell of his late Abridgment of the Lord Chancellor Bacon’s Philosophical Theory in Mineral Prosecutions. London, 1660.]

NOTE (I.) P. 186.

The 127th aphorism of the Novum Organum, cited in the text, abundantly proves that whatever may be the opinion of some learned writers, lord Bacon himself considered that the precepts which he laid down for conducting us aright in our search after knowledge, were not confined to physics, but alike applicable to the phenomena of the human mind-indeed to all science. If the inductive method cannot be properly applied to psychological science, how is it, we would ask, that we have become acquainted with the laws and constitution of the mind? Our knowledge of these subjects is not instinctive-we do not imbibe it with our breath; but slowly and with difficulty obtain it. “The mind,' says lord Brougham, in his late discourse of Natural Theology, ' equally with matter, is the proper subject of observation, by means of consciousness, which enables us to arrest and examine our own thoughts: it is even the subject of erperiment, by the power which we have, through the efforts of abstraction and attention, of turning those thoughts into courses not natural to them, not spontaneous, and watching the results.' How much the science of Natural Theology would suffer, if these were not undeniable truths, the readers of this profound Discourse will be best able to judge.

NOTE (J.) P. 307.

Most, if not all, of lord Bacon's biographers positively assert that he died childless. Aubrey, however, who had good opportunities of informing himself on this head, both from the time in which he lived and his position in society, expressly says that he left a daughter, who married her gentleman usher, sir Thomas Underhill, and was living after the beheading of King Charles I.

Lord Bacon's wife, one of the daughters of Benedict Barnham, alderman of London, survived her illustrious

husband upwards of twenty years: she died on the 29th June, 1650, and was buried in the chancel of Eyeworth Church, Bedfordshire. (Montagu's Life, note H.H.H.) Anthony, lord Bacon's only uterine brother, died in his lifetime; he was a gentleman, says sir Henry Wotton, of impotent feet, but a nimble head; and being of a provident nature, contrary to his brother the lord Viscount St. Albans, amassed a considerable fortune-not, if sir Henry was rightly informed, by the most creditable means.-— Reliquia Wottoniana, p. 168; and see ante, p. 30.

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Advancement of Learning, Ba-

con's treatise of, its nature
and design, 48, 101.142.
Aikin, Miss, her account of the

reign of Elizabeth, 275.
Air, decreased gravity of, its ef-

fects upon the human frame
described, 190.
Airy, Professor, his experiments

in Dolcoath mine, 200.
Analogy, examples of, 192-

Berkeley's remarks on, ib.-
Copleston's dissertation on,

158, note.
Appeal from Chancery, origin

of, 279, note.
Aristotle, his dictum De omni et

nullo, 146 — his induction de-
scribed and distinguished from

Bacon's, 146-151, 163, 164.
Aubrey, his anecdotes, 99, note.

promise, 4-his sensibility to
atmospheric change, 5-enters
of Trinity College, Cambridge,
6-dislikes Aristotle's Philo-
sophy, 144-goes to Paris, 6–
invents a new system of ey-
phers, 7-studies the pheno-
mena of sound, 8-invents the
ear-trumpet, 9- his singular
dream, 9, note-loses his fa.
ther, who leaves him little pa.
trimony, 10-enters of Gray's
Inn and improves its gardens,
Il-recommends weeding to
gentlewomen, ib. note – his
anecdote of a great man who
loved a sod, ib. — becomes
counsel extraordinary to the
Queen, 12-sits in Parliament
for Middlesex, ib.-his first
speech, 13-opposes the sub.
sidy and offends the Queen,
14-his character as a speaker,
17-discountenanced at court,
and designs leaving England,
18, 20-receives his master's
degree, and purposes to live at
college, 21-is dissuaded by
Essex, who rewards him for
his services, 24-his Elements
of the Common Law charac-
terized, 27-his Essays, charac-
ter of, 32-bis style, character
of, and compared with Hob-
bes's, 33, 102-104 - his sen.
tences not composed, but cast,
33-proposes marriage to lady
Hatton, but is rejected, 33–
appointed duplex lector, 34.

Babbage, Professor, anecdote of,

177,-his Reflections on the
decline of Science, 178—his
wonderful Calculating Engine,

Bacon, Friar, persecution of,

171, 172.
Bacon, sir Nicholas, his charac-

ter, 3, note-his death, 9, note.
Bacon, lady, her skill in the

learned languages, 3-trans-
lates Jewel's Apology, 4-her

death, 9.
Bacon, lord, his birth and early

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