to assassinate the Chancellor. Law Reporters. Ordi-
nances in Chancery. Judges, character of. Gardens,
Bacon's delight in. Lincoln's Inn Fields. Gorhambury.
His philosophical house. Alienation Office. York
House. His sixtieth birth-day. Ben Jonson's poem.
From the publication of the Novum Organum
to his retirement from active life
Resolution to publish Novum Organum. Literate
Experience. Division of Instauratio Magna. Division
of the Sciences. Novum Organum.
Defects of the Senses. Division of Idols. Idols of the
Tribe: of the Market : of the Den: of the Theatre.
Destruction of Idols. Our motives for acquiring know-
ledge. Obstacles to acquiring knowledge. Want of
time. Want of means. Right road. Formation of
opinion. Affirmative table. Negative table. Table of
comparisons. Table of results. Instances, solitary, ,
travelling, journeying, constituent, patent, maxima,
frontier, singular, divorced, deviating, crucial. Diffe-
rences. Parliamentary proceedings. Charge of bribery.
Decision against donors. Presents advised by counsel.
Custom of receiving presents. Error of judging of
past by present 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. Letter 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.