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CONTENTS OF VOL. I.
LIFE OF BACON.
PART 1.- FROM THE BIRTH OF BACON TO
THE DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH,
His Birth. The University. New Atlantis.
Paris. Death of his father. Return to Eng.
sel against Essex. Reasons for this. Trial
of Essex. His application to the Queen
after the trial. Obloquy of Bacon. Impru-
dent conduct of partisans of Essex. Bacon's
exertions with the Queen for Essex. Writes
letters for him. Impropriety of this. Essex
sex's violence. Bacon's interview with the
Queen. Treason of Essex. Bacon's diffi-
cult situation. Trial of Essex. His exe-
cution. Account of his treason. Death of
From the Death of his father till he engaged
in active Life.
From his Entrance into Active Life till the
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
hirn 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
. Proposal of marriage to Lady Hat-
ton. Reading on Statute of Uses. Essex
solicits command in Ireland. Interruption
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. xlvi
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-
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,
from the publication of the Wisdom of the An-
cients to the publication of the Novum Or-
Marshalsea. 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. Villiers.
Political advice to Villiers. 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 Villiers. Finance. Civil list. Lord
Chancellor. Wrenham. Dulwich. Dutch
merchants. Lord Suffolk. Buckingham
receives £20,000 for the place of Lord Trea-
Bacon's judicial exertions. Buck-
ingham's interference. Slander of Wrayn-
ham. Presents in the case of Egerton and
Iigerton. In Aubrey and Bronker. From
grocers and apothecaries. Hody and Hody.
Lord Clifford threatens to assassinate the
Chancellor. Law reporters. Ordinances in
Chancery. Judges, character of Gardens,
Bacon's delight in. Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Ciorhambury. His philosophical house.
Alienation office. York house. His sixti-
From his Fall to his Death.
Imprisonment of Bacon. 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 Cæsar.
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
From the publication of the Novum Organum to
his retirement from active life.
ate experience. Division of Instauratio
Idols of the
tron-Statesman. Reform as Statesman and
Lawyer—as Statesman. Reform of law.
His private life. Conversation. Wit. Re-
52. Ceremonies and Respects ....
6. Simulation and Dissimulation Web..
A Fragment of an Essay of Fame........
13. Goodness, and Goodness of Nature . 21
The Works of God and Man.......... 67
The Innocency of the Dove, and the Wis-
The several kinds of Imposture
The Church and the Scripture ..
OF THE COLOURS OF GOOD AND EVIL 72
29. The true Greatness of Kingdoms and
Mr. Bacon in Praise of Knowledge......
Valerius Terminus, of the Interpretation of
Filum Labyrinthi, sive Formula, Inquisi-
Sequela Chartarum; sive Inquisitio Le-
gitima de Calore et Frigore...
A Letter and Discourse to Sir Henry Sa-
vill, touching Helps for the Intellectual
39. Custom and Education. ......
TOTES FOR CONVERSATION ........ 131 OF THE UNDERSTANDIN
The excellence of Learning and the merit
Objections which divines make to learning 162
Oljections which politicians make to learn- MEMORT.
Objections to learning from the errors of
169 The illustration of speech
Buat IS REES DONE for the advancement
185 The knowledge of the scattered occasions . 229
Knowledge of the advancement of life 231
1. llistory relating to the memory
Of universal justice, or the fountains of law 238
2. Poetry relating to the imagination 192
OF REVEALED ReligioX...
Natural history considered as to the subject 187
Natural history considered as to its use .. 188 THE WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS.
189 Cassandra, or Divination...
The Cyclops, or the Ministers of Terror .. 288
Primitive or general philosophy
194 The Sister of the Giants, or Fame .... 294
194 Actæon and Pentheus, or a Curious Man . 391
Speculative natural philosophy
iluman philosophy, or the knowledge of man. 201 Cupid, or an Atom..
Man as an individual, or the philosophy of
201 Ericthonius, or Imposture..
Nemesis, or the Vicissitude of Things ...
Prometheus, or the state of Man....... 305 | MISCELLANEOUS TRACTS.
Scylla and Icarus, or the Middle Way.... 309 Thoughts on the nature of things..
310 Thoughts and Observations concering the
312 Of the Principles and Origins of Nature,
according to the Fables of Cupid and
Topics of Inquiry concerning Light aud
Francis Bacon's Aphorisms and Advices
concerning the Helps of the Mind and