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Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban
Born 22 January 1561(1561-01-22)
London, England
Died 9 April 1626 (aged 65)
Highgate, England
Era Renaissance philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Empiricism
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Francis Bacon, 1st and Only Viscount of St. Alban, KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific revolution. .His dedication brought him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments.^ But when this is brought into use, and experience has been taught to read and write, better things may be hoped.
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^ The men of experiment are like the ant, they only collect and use; the reasoners resemble spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own substance.
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His works established and popularized an inductive methodology for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method or simply, the scientific method. .His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today.^ There is one principal and as it were radical distinction between different minds, in respect of philosophy and the sciences, which is this: that some minds are stronger and apter to mark the differences of things, others to mark their resemblances.
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^ In the third and fourth kind, reductions are applicable to a great many things, and in the investigations of nature should be sought for on all sides.
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^ And although these divisions are ill filled out and are but as empty cases, still to the common mind they present the form and plan of a perfect science.
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Bacon was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and Viscount St Alban in 1621; as he died without heirs both peerages became extinct upon his death.

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Biography

Early life

The Italianate York Water Gate, built about 1626
Bacon was born on 22 January at York House near the Strand in London, the son of Nicholas Bacon by his second wife Anne (Cooke) Bacon. Biographers believe that Bacon was educated at home in his early years owing to poor health (which plagued him throughout his life), receiving tuition from John Walsall, a graduate of Oxford with a strong leaning towards Puritanism. .He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, on 5 April 1573 at the age of twelve,[1] living for three years there together with his older brother Anthony under the personal tutelage of Dr John Whitgift, future Archbishop of Canterbury.^ The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge (English) (as Author) Bartholomew, Stephen .
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Bacon's education was conducted largely in Latin and followed the medieval curriculum. He was also educated at the University of Poitiers. It was at Cambridge that he first met Queen Elizabeth, who was impressed by his precocious intellect, and was accustomed to calling him "the young Lord Keeper". [2]
.His studies brought him to the belief that the methods and results of science as then practiced were erroneous.^ The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul The Findings of Natural Science Reduced to Practical Studies in Psychology (English) (as Author) Buckland, A. R. (Augustus Robert), 1857-1942 .
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His reverence for Aristotle conflicted with his loathing of Aristotelian philosophy, which seemed to him barren, disputatious, and wrong in its objectives.
On 27 June 1576 he and Anthony entered de societate magistrorum at Gray's Inn. .A few months later, Francis went abroad with Sir Amias Paulet, the English ambassador at Paris, while Anthony continued his studies at home.^ The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter (English) (as Translator) Burnand, F. C. (Francis Cowley), Sir, 1836-1917 .
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^ Masters of the English Novel A Study of Principles and Personalities (English) (as Author) Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890 .
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The state of government and society in France under Henry III afforded him valuable political instruction. For the next three years he visited Blois, Poitiers, Tours, Italy, and Spain. During his travels, Bacon studied language, statecraft, and civil law while performing routine diplomatic tasks. On at least one occasion he delivered diplomatic letters to England for Walsingham, Burghley, and Leicester, as well as for the queen.
The sudden death of his father in February 1579 prompted Bacon to return to England. Sir Nicholas had laid up a considerable sum of money to purchase an estate for his youngest son, but he died before doing so, and Francis was left with only a fifth of that money. Having borrowed money, Bacon got into debt. To support himself, he took up his residence in law at Gray's Inn in 1579.

Parliamentarian

Bacon's threefold goals were to uncover truth, to serve his country, and to serve his church. Seeking a prestigious post would aid him toward these ends. In 1580, through his uncle, Lord Burghley, he applied for a post at court, which might enable him to pursue a life of learning. His application failed. For two years he worked quietly at Gray's Inn, until admitted as an outer barrister in 1582.
The Hall, Gray’s Inn, 1892, by Herbert Railton
In 1584, he took his seat in parliament for Melcombe in Dorset, and subsequently for Taunton (1586). At this time, he began to write on the condition of parties in the church, as well as philosophical reform in the lost tract, Temporis Partus Maximus. Yet, he failed to gain a position he thought would lead him to success. He showed signs of sympathy to Puritanism, attending the sermons of the Puritan chaplain of Gray's Inn and accompanying his mother to the Temple chapel to hear Walter Travers. This led to the publication of his earliest surviving tract, which criticised the English church's suppression of the Puritan clergy. In the Parliament of 1586, openly, he urged execution for Mary, Queen of Scots.
About this time, he again approached his powerful uncle for help, the result of which may be traced in his rapid progress at the bar. He became Bencher in 1586, and he was elected a reader in 1587, delivering his first set of lectures in Lent the following year. In 1589, he received the valuable appointment of reversion to the Clerkship of the Star Chamber, although he did not formally take office until 1608 - a post which was worth £16,000 per annum.[3]

Attorney General

Memorial to Francis Bacon, in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge
Bacon soon became acquainted with Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth's favourite. By 1591, he acted as the earl's confidential adviser.
In 1592, he was commissioned to write a tract response to the Jesuit Robert Parson's anti-government polemic, which he entitled Certain observations made upon a libel identifying England with the ideals of Republican Athens against the belligerence of Spain.
Bacon took his third parliamentary seat for Middlesex when in February 1593 Elizabeth summoned Parliament to investigate a Roman Catholic plot against her. Bacon's opposition to a bill that would levy triple subsidies in half the usual time offended many people. Opponents accused him of seeking popularity. For a time, the royal court excluded him.
When the Attorney-Generalship fell vacant in 1594, Lord Essex's influence was not enough to secure Bacon's candidacy into the office. Likewise, Bacon failed to secure the lesser office of Solicitor-General in 1595.[3] To console him for these disappointments, Essex presented him with a property at Twickenham, which he sold subsequently for £1,800.
In 1596, Bacon became Queen's Counsel, but missed the appointment of Master of the Rolls. During the next few years, his financial situation remained bad. .His friends could find no public office for him, and a scheme for retrieving his position by a marriage with the wealthy and young widow Lady Elizabeth Hatton failed after she broke off their relationship upon accepting marriage to a wealthier man (see Personal Relationships below).^ For although it may happen once or twice that a man shall stumble on a thing by accident which, when taking great pains to search for it, he could not find, yet upon the whole it unquestionably falls out the other way.
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^ Meantime, let no man be alarmed at the multitude of particulars, but let this rather encourage him to hope.
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In 1598 Bacon was arrested because of his debts. Afterwards however, his standing in the queen's eyes improved. .Gradually, Bacon earned the standing of one of the learned counsels, though he had no commission or warrant and received no salary.^ A piece of sugar too, or a sponge, if dipped at one end in water or wine, while the other stands out far above the surface, draws the water or the wine gradually upward.
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His relationship with the queen further improved when he severed ties with Essex, a shrewd move because Essex was executed for treason in 1601.
With others, Bacon was appointed to investigate the charges against Essex, his former friend and benefactor. Bacon pressed the case hard against Essex. To justify himself, Bacon wrote A Declaration of the Practices and Treasons, etc., of ... the Earl of Essex. He received a gift of a fine of £1200 on one of Essex's accomplices.

James I comes to the throne

The accession of James I brought Bacon into greater favour. He was knighted in 1603. In another shrewd move, Bacon wrote Apologie in defence of his proceedings in the case of Essex, as Essex had favoured James to ascend to throne.
The following year, during the course of the uneventful first parliament session, Bacon married Alice Barnham. In June 1607 he was at last rewarded with the office of Solicitor-General.[3] The following year, he began working as the Clerkship of the Star Chamber. .In spite of a generous income, old debts and spendthrift ways kept him indebted.^ For putrefaction, which paves the way for the generation of a new form, is preceded by a dissolution of the old, which is itself a meeting together of homogeneous parts.
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He sought further promotion and wealth by supporting King James and his arbitrary policies.
In 1610 the famous fourth parliament of James met. Despite Bacon's advice to him, James and the Commons found themselves at odds over royal prerogatives and the king's embarrassing extravagance. The House dissolved in February 1611. Throughout this period Bacon managed to stay in the favour of the king while retaining the confidence of the Commons.
In 1613, Bacon was appointed attorney general, after advising the king to shuffle judicial appointments. As attorney general, Bacon prosecuted Somerset in 1616. The parliament of April 1614 objected to Bacon's presence in the seat for Cambridge and to the various royal plans which Bacon had supported. Although he was allowed to stay, parliament passed a law that forbade the attorney-general to sit in parliament. His influence over the king inspired resentment or apprehension in many of his peers. Bacon continued to receive the King's favour. In 1618, King James appointed Bacon to the position of Lord Chancellor.

Lord Chancellor and public disgrace

The Tower of London
Bacon's public career ended in disgrace in 1621. After he fell into debt, a Parliamentary Committee on the administration of the law charged him with twenty-three separate counts of corruption. To the lords, who sent a committee to inquire whether a confession was really his, he replied, "My lords, it is my act, my hand, and my heart; I beseech your lordships to be merciful to a broken reed." .He was sentenced to a fine of £40,000, remitted by King James, to be committed to the Tower of London during the king's pleasure (his imprisonment lasted only a few days).^ Wikipedia Godliness : being reports of a series of addresses delivered at James's Hall, London, W. during 1881 (English) (as Author) Booth, Evangeline, 1865-1950 .
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More seriously, parliament declared Bacon incapable of holding future office or sitting in parliament. Narrowly, he escaped being deprived of his titles. Subsequently the disgraced viscount devoted himself to study and writing.
Historians such as Nieves Mathews believe Bacon may have been innocent of the bribery charges; Bacon himself said that he pleaded guilty by force deliberately[citation needed] so to save the king from a worse political scandal, stating:
"I was the justest judge that was in England these last fifty years. When the book of all hearts is opened, I trust I shall not be found to have the troubled fountain of a corrupt heart. I know I have clean hands and a clean heart. I am as innocent of bribes as any born on St Innocents Day."

Personal relationships

Francis Bacon
Though the well-connected antiquary John Aubrey noted among his private memoranda concerning Bacon, "He was a Pederast. His Ganimeds and Favourites tooke Bribes",[4] biographers continue to debate about Bacon's sexual inclinations and the precise nature of his personal relationships.[5]
When he was 36, Bacon engaged in the courtship of Elizabeth Hatton, a young widow of 20. Reportedly, she broke off their relationship upon accepting marriage to a wealthier man—Edward Coke. Years later, Bacon still wrote of his regret that the marriage to Elizabeth had never taken place.[6]
.At the age of forty-five, Bacon married Alice Barnham, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a well-connected London alderman and M.P. Bacon wrote two sonnets proclaiming his love for Alice.^ But these means, as well as the way of escape from them, ought to be investigated with all diligence because they pertain to the rekindling of the vital power in old age.
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The first sonnet was written during his courtship and the second sonnet on his wedding day, 10 May 1606. When Bacon was appointed Regent of the Kingdom, "by special Warrant of the King, Lady Bacon was given precedence over all other Court ladies".
Engraving of Alice Barnham
.Reports of increasing friction in his marriage to Alice appeared, with speculation that some of this may have been due to financial resources not being as readily available to her as she was accustomed to having in the past.^ I have dwelt on them at some length to the end that men may gradually learn and accustom themselves to judge of nature by instances of the fingerpost and experiments of light, and not by probable reasonings.
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.Alice was reportedly interested in fame and fortune, and when reserves of money were no longer available, there were complaints about where all the money was going.^ The former of these explanations is adopted by Fracastorius and almost all who have entered into the investigation with any subtlety, and there is no doubt that the air has something to do with it.
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Alice Chambers Bunten wrote in her Life of Alice Barnham[7] that, upon their descent into debt, she actually went on trips to ask for financial favours and assistance from their circle of friends. Bacon disinherited her upon discovering her secret romantic relationship with John Underhill. He rewrote his will, which had previously been very generous to her (leaving her lands, goods, and income), revoking it all.
Several authors, such as A .L. Rowse, Alan Stewart, and Lisa Jardine,[8][9] believe that despite his marriage Bacon was primarily attracted to the same sex. Professor Forker[10] for example has explored the "historically documentable sexual preferences" of both King James and Bacon in addition to those of dramatist Christopher Marlowe and of Bacon's brother Anthony - and concluded they were all oriented to "masculine love", a contemporary term that "seems to have been used exclusively to refer to the sexual preference of men for members of their own gender."[11] The Jacobean antiquarian, Sir Simonds D'Ewes implied there had been a question of bringing him to trial for buggery[12]. .This conclusion has been disputed by other authors, such as Nieves Mathews,[13][14] who consider the sources to be more open to interpretation.^ Lastly, the true form is such that it deduces the given nature from some source of being which is inherent in more natures, and which is better known in the natural order of things than the form itself.
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^ And as for the universality of the censure, certainly if the matter be truly considered such a censure is not only more probable but more modest, too, than a partial one would be.
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Death

Monument to Bacon at his burial place, St Michael's Church in St Albans
.In April 1626, Sir Francis Bacon came to Highgate near London, and died at the empty (except for the caretaker) Arundel mansion.^ Manual of Ship Subsidies (English) (as Author) Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626 .
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A famous and influential account of the circumstances of his death was given by John Aubrey in his Brief Lives. Aubrey has been criticized for his evident credulousness in this and other works; on the other hand, he knew Thomas Hobbes, the fellow-philosopher and friend of Bacon. .Aubrey's vivid account, which portrays Bacon as a martyr to experimental scientific method, has him journeying to Highgate through the snow with the King's physician when he is suddenly inspired by the possibility of using the snow to preserve meat.^ For boys find that snow after a while seems to burn their hands; and cold preserves meat from putrefaction, no less than fire; and heat contracts bodies, which cold does also.
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"They were resolved they would try the experiment presently. .They alighted out of the coach and went into a poor woman's house at the bottom of Highgate hill, and bought a fowl, and made the woman exenterate it". After stuffing the fowl with snow, he happened to contract a fatal case of pneumonia.^ It was said by Borgia of the expedition of the French into Italy, that they came with chalk in their hands to mark out their lodgings, not with arms to force their way in.
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^ Of a similar kind are the droppings from a house, which if there be water to follow, lengthen themselves out into a very thin thread to preserve the continuity of the water; but if there be not water enough to follow, then they fall in round drops, which is the figure that best preserves the water from a solution of continuity.
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^ And although these divisions are ill filled out and are but as empty cases, still to the common mind they present the form and plan of a perfect science.
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.Some people, including Aubrey, consider these two contiguous, possibly coincidental events as related and causative of his death: "The Snow so chilled him that he immediately fell so extremely ill, that he could not return to his Lodging ...^ The question is to which of these two causes the ebb and flow should be assigned.
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^ For these two senses give information at large and concerning objects in general, whereas the other three give hardly any information but what is immediate and relates to their proper objects.
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^ Which of these two is the real cause will more readily appear if oil be poured on instead of water, for oil will serve equally well with water to concentrate the enclosed spirit, but not to irritate it.
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but went to the Earle of Arundel's house at Highgate, where they put him into ... a damp bed that had not been layn-in ... which gave him such a cold that in 2 or 3 days as I remember Mr Hobbes told me, he died of Suffocation."
Being unwittingly on his deathbed, the philosopher wrote his last letter to his absent host and friend Lord Arundel:
."My very good Lord,—I was likely to have had the fortune of Caius Plinius the elder, who lost his life by trying an experiment about the burning of Mount Vesuvius; for I was also desirous to try an experiment or two touching the conservation and induration of bodies.^ It is good too to spread bodies over with wax, honey, pitch, and like tenacious substances, for the more perfect enclosure of them and to keep off the air and heavenly bodies.
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^ For example, it is obvious that air and spirit, and like bodies, which in their entire substance are rare and subtle, can neither be seen nor touched.
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^ The moon indeed cannot be removed from the sea, nor the earth from the falling body, and therefore we can try no experiment in these cases; but the principle is the same.
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.As for the experiment itself, it succeeded excellently well; but in the journey between London and Highgate, I was taken with such a fit of casting as I know not whether it were the Stone, or some surfeit or cold, or indeed a touch of them all three.^ The rays of the moon and of stars and comets are not found to be hot to the touch; indeed the severest colds are observed to be at the full moons.
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^ Nor is the exclusive part itself at all complete, nor indeed can it possibly be so at first.
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^ It may be thought, indeed, that I who make such frequent mention of works and refer everything to that end, should produce some myself by way of earnest.
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.But when I came to your Lordship's House, I was not able to go back, and therefore was forced to take up my lodging here, where your housekeeper is very careful and diligent about me, which I assure myself your Lordship will not only pardon towards him, but think the better of him for it.^ Good hopes may therefore be conceived of natural philosophy, when natural history, which is the basis and foundation of it, has been drawn up on a better plan; but not till then.
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^ There was this difference only, that the former class was wandering and mercenary, going about from town to town, putting up their wisdom to sale, and taking a price for it, while the latter was more pompous and dignified, as composed of men who had fixed abodes, and who opened schools and taught their philosophy without reward.
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^ By this sign, therefore, men will easily take warning not to mix up their fortunes and labors with dogmas not only despaired of but dedicated to despair.
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.For indeed your Lordship's House was happy to me, and I kiss your noble hands for the welcome which I am sure you give me to it.^ If you put it in perpendicularly and hold it by the top, it soon burns your hand; if at the side or from below, not nearly so soon.
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.I know how unfit it is for me to write with any other hand than mine own, but by my troth my fingers are so disjointed with sickness that I cannot steadily hold a pen."^ But certain subjects are found wherein the required nature appears more in its vigor than in others, either through the absence of impediments or the predominance of its own virtue.
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^ For he that knows the ways of nature will more easily observe her deviations; and on the other hand he that knows her deviations will more accurately describe her ways.
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[15]
He died at Lord Arundel's home[16] on 9 April 1626, leaving personal assets of about £7,000 and lands that realised £6,000 when sold.[17] His debts amounted to more than £23,000, an equivalent to over £3m at today's prices.[17][18]
This account appears in a biography by William Rawley, Bacon's personal secretary and chaplain:
"He died on the ninth day of April in the year 1626, in the early morning of the day then celebrated for our Saviour's resurrection, in the sixty-sixth year of his age, at the Earl of Arundel's house in Highgate, near London, to which place he casually repaired about a week before; God so ordaining that he should die there of a gentle fever, accidentally accompanied with a great cold, whereby the defluxion of rheum fell so plentifully upon his breast, that he died by suffocation."[19]
At his April 1626 funeral, over thirty great minds collected together their eulogies of him. .It appears from these that he was not only loved deeply, but that there was something about his character which led men even of the stature of Ben Jonson to hold him in reverence and awe.^ But as it is, it appears to me from what has been said, and also from what has been left unsaid, that there is hope enough and to spare, not only to make a bold man try, but also to make a sober-minded and wise man believe.
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^ There are other natures beside these; for these tables are not perfect, but meant only for examples.
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^ The former of these explanations is adopted by Fracastorius and almost all who have entered into the investigation with any subtlety, and there is no doubt that the air has something to do with it.
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A volume of the 32 eulogies was published in Latin in 1730.[20]

Philosophy and works

Bacon did not propose an actual philosophy, but rather a method of developing philosophy. .He argued that although philosophy at the time used the deductive syllogism to interpret nature, the philosopher should instead proceed through inductive reasoning from fact to axiom to law.^ It is time therefore to proceed to the art itself and rule of interpreting nature.
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^ That reason which is elicited from facts by a just and methodical process, I call Interpretation of Nature .
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^ For the operations of nature are performed by far smaller portions at a time, and by arrangements far more exquisite and varied than the operations of fire, as we use it now.
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Before beginning this induction, the inquirer is to free his or her mind from certain false notions or tendencies which distort the truth. These are called "Idols" (idola)[21], and are of four kinds:
  • "Idols of the Tribe" (idola tribus), which are common to the race;
  • "Idols of the Den" (idola specus), which are peculiar to the individual;
  • "Idols of the Marketplace" (idola fori), coming from the misuse of language; and
  • "Idols of the Theatre" (idola theatri), which result from an abuse of authority.
.The end of induction is the discovery of forms, the ways in which natural phenomena occur, the causes from which they proceed.^ Their use is pretty nearly the same, for they correct the erroneous impressions suggested to the understanding by ordinary phenomena, and reveal common forms.
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^ And the betrayal of the form in a single instance leads the way (as is evident from all that has been said) to the discovery of it in all.
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^ They are those which constitute a single species of the proposed nature, a sort of Lesser Form.
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.Derived through use of his methods, Bacon explicated his somewhat fragmentary ethical system in the seventh and eighth books of his De augmentis scientiarum (1623) - where he distinguished between duty to the community, an ethical matter, and duty to God, a religious matter.^ And it is from this abundance and scantiness of matter that the abstract notions of dense and rare, though variously and promiscuously used, are, properly speaking, derived.
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Bacon claimed that:
  • Any moral action is the action of the human will, which is governed by belief and spurred on by the passions;
  • Good habit is what aids men in directing their will toward the good; and
  • No universal rules can be made, as both situations and men's characters differ.
Francis Bacon
Regarding faith, in De augmentis, he wrote that "the more discordant, therefore, and incredible, the divine mystery is, the more honour is shown to God in believing it, and the nobler is the victory of faith." .He wrote in "The Essays: Of Atheism" that "a little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion."^ Meanwhile it is not surprising if the growth of natural philosophy is checked when religion, the thing which has most power over men's minds, has by the simpleness and incautious zeal of certain persons been drawn to take part against her.
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^ Lastly, there are Idols which have immigrated into men's minds from the various dogmas of philosophies, and also from wrong laws of demonstration.
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Bacon contrasted the new approach of the development of science with that of the Middle Ages:
"Men have sought to make a world from their own conception and to draw from their own minds all the material which they employed, but if, instead of doing so, they had consulted experience and observation, they would have the facts and not opinions to reason about, and might have ultimately arrived at the knowledge of the laws which govern the material world."
.Bacon's works include his Essays, as well as the Colours of Good and Evil and the Meditationes Sacrae, all published in 1597. His famous aphorism, "knowledge is power", is found in the Meditations.^ The cause and root of nearly all evils in the sciences is this — that while we falsely admire and extol the powers of the human mind we neglect to seek for its true helps.
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^ And the truth is that the knowledge of simple natures well examined and defined is as light: it gives entrance to all the secrets of nature's workshop, and virtually includes and draws after it whole bands and troops of works, and opens to us the sources of the noblest axioms; and yet in itself it is of no great use.
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He published The Proficience and Advancement of Learning in 1605. Bacon also wrote In felicem memoriam Elizabethae, a eulogy for the queen written in 1609; and various philosophical works which constitute the fragmentary and incomplete Instauratio magna (Great Renewal), the most important part of which is the Novum Organum (New Instrument, published 1620); in this work he cites three world-changing inventions:
"Printing, gunpowder and the compass: These three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world; the first in literature, the second in warfare, the third in navigation; whence have followed innumerable changes, in so much that no empire, no sect, no star seems to have exerted greater power and influence in human affairs than these mechanical discoveries."[22]
Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker have argued that Bacon was not as idealistic as his utopian works suggest, rather that he was what might today be considered an advocate of genocidal eugenics. A year prior to the release of New Atlantis, Bacon published an essay that reveals a version of himself not often seen in history. .This essay, a lesser-known work entitled, An Advertisement Touching an Holy War, advocated the elimination of detrimental societal elements by the English and compared this to the endeavors of Hercules while establishing civilized society in ancient Greece.^ Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome (English) (as Author) Berens, Lewis Henry .
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^ Iconoclast en.wikipedia Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers Reprinted From an English Work, Entitled "Half-Hours With The Freethinkers."
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^ (English) (as Author) Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol.
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He saw the "extirpation and debellating of giants, monsters, and foreign tyrants, not only as lawful, but as meritorious, even divine honour..."[23]
Laurence Lampert has interpreted Bacon's treatise An Advertisement Touching a Holy War as advocating "spiritual warfare against the spiritual rulers of European civilization."[24]

Bacon's Utopia

In 1623 Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideals in New Atlantis. Released in 1627, this was his creation of an ideal land where "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendor, piety and public spirit" were the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of Bensalem. In this work, he portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge. The plan and organization of his ideal college, "Solomon's House", envisioned the modern research university in both applied and pure science.

Baconian method

.The Novum Organum is a philosophical work by Francis Bacon published in 1620. The title is a reference to Aristotle's work Organon, which was his treatise on logic and syllogism.^ Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) THE NEW ORGANON OR TRUE DIRECTIONS CONCERNING THE INTERPRETATION OF NATURE .
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.In Novum Organum, Bacon detailed a new system of logic he believed to be superior to the old ways of syllogism.^ For putrefaction, which paves the way for the generation of a new form, is preceded by a dissolution of the old, which is itself a meeting together of homogeneous parts.
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^ Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) THE NEW ORGANON OR TRUE DIRECTIONS CONCERNING THE INTERPRETATION OF NATURE .
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In this work, we see the development of the Baconian method, consisting of procedures for isolating the form, nature or cause of a phenomenon, employing the method of agreement, method of difference, and method of concomitant variation devised by Avicenna in 1025.

List of published works

Many of Bacon's writings were only published after his death in 1626.
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  • Essays (1597)
  • The Elements of the Common Law of England (1597)
  • A Declaration of the Practises & Treasons Attempted and Committed by Robert, late Earl of Essex and his Complices (1601)
  • Temporis Partus Masculus (The Masculine Birth of Time; 1603, unfinished)
  • De Interpretatione Naturae Prooemium (1603, unfinished)
  • Valerius Terminus of the Interpretation of Nature, with Annotations of Hermes Stella (1603, unfinished—published 1734)
  • Cogitationes de Natura Rerum (Thoughts on the Nature of Things; 1604, unfinished)
  • Cogitationes de Scientia Humana (Thoughts on Human Knowledge; 1604, unfinished)
  • Francis Bacon His Apology, in Certain Imputations Concerning the late Earl of Essex (1604)
  • Certain Considerations Touching the Better Pacification and Edification of the Church of England (1604)
  • The Proficience and Advancement of Learning (1605)
  • Cogitata et Visa (Thoughts and Conclusions; 1607)
  • Redargutio Philosphiarum (The Refutation of Philosophies; 1608, published posthumously)
  • Inquisitio Legitima de Motu (1608?, published 1653)
  • De sapientia veterum liber (1609)
  • Descriptio Globi Intellectus (1612)
  • Thema Coeli (1612, published 1653)
  • The Charge of Sir Francis Bacon, Knight, the King's Attorney-General, Touching Duels (1614)
  • The Wisdom of the Ancients (1619)
  • De Principiis atque Originibus (1620, published 1653)
  • Novum Organum (1620)
  • The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh (1622)
  • Historia Naturalis et Experimentalis (1622)
  • Apophthegms, New and Old (1625)
  • The Translation of Certain Psalms (1625)
  • New Atlantis (1626)
  • De Augmentis Scientiarium (1623)
  • Sylva Sylvarum (1623, published 1627)
  • Scripta in naturali et universli philisophia (pub.^ From a natural philosophy pure and unmixed, better things are to be expected.
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    ^ And truly as we look for greater knowledge of human things and a riper judgment in the old man than in the young, because of his experience and of the number and variety of the things which he has seen and heard and thought of, so in like manner from our age, if it but knew its own strength and chose to essay and exert it, much more might fairly be expected than from the ancient times, inasmuch as it is a more advanced age of the world, and stored and stocked with infinite experiments and observations.
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    ^ It is time therefore to proceed to the art itself and rule of interpreting nature.
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    1653)
  • Baconiana, Or Certain Genuine Remains Of Sr. Francis Bacon (pub. 1679)

Influence

Bacon's ideas about the improvement of the human lot were influential in the 1630s and 1650s among a number of Parliamentarian scholars. .During the Restoration, Bacon was commonly invoked as a guiding spirit of the Royal Society founded under Charles II in 1660.[25][26] In the nineteenth century his emphasis on induction was revived and developed by William Whewell, among others.^ It is found however in other bodies in a lower degree; as I said of blood and urine, which are not decomposed till the spirit which mixes and keeps together their parts be discharged or quenched.
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[27]

North America

.There are some scholars who believe that Bacon's vision for a Utopian New World in North America was laid out in his novel New Atlantis, which depicts a mythical island, Bensalem, in the Pacific Ocean west of Peru.^ And there is yet a third class, consisting of those who out of faith and veneration mix their philosophy with theology and traditions; among whom the vanity of some has gone so far aside as to seek the origin of sciences among spirits and genii.
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^ Again, out of these twenty-seven instances there are some of which we must make a collection at once, as I said above, without waiting for the particular investigation of natures.
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^ Owindia : a true tale of the MacKenzie River Indians, North-West America (English) (as Author) Bonaparte, Napoléon, 1769-1821 .
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.He envisioned a land where there would be greater rights for women, the abolition of slavery, elimination of debtors' prisons, separation of church and state, and freedom of religious and political expression.^ For the worst of all auguries is from consent in matters intellectual (divinity excepted, and politics where there is right of vote).
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^ The Grimké Sisters Sarah and Angelina Grimké: the First American Women Advocates of Abolition and Woman's Rights (English) (as Author) Biroekoff, Pavel Ivanovich .
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[28][29][30][31] .Francis Bacon played a leading role in creating the British colonies, especially in Virginia, the Carolinas, and Newfoundland.^ The Rescue of the Princess Winsome A Fairy Play for Old and Young (English) (as Unknown role) Bacon, Ann, Lady, 1528-1610 .
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His government report on “The Virginia Colony” was submitted in 1609. Bacon and his associates formed the Newfoundland Colonization Company and in 1610 sent John Guy to found a colony in Newfoundland. In 1910 Newfoundland issued a postage stamp to commemorate Bacon's role in establishing Newfoundland. The stamp describes Bacon as, "the guiding spirit in Colonization Schemes in 1610."[6] The third US president Thomas Jefferson wrote; "Bacon, Locke and Newton. I consider them as the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception, and as having laid the foundation of those superstructures which have been raised in the Physical and Moral sciences".[32][33][34]

Religious influence

.Francis Bacon's influence can also be seen on a variety of religious and spiritual authors, and on groups that have utilized his writings in their own belief systems.^ Manual of Ship Subsidies (English) (as Author) Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626 .
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[35][36][37][38][39]

Historical debates and fringe theories

Bacon and Shakespeare

The Baconian theory of Shakespearean authorship holds that Sir Francis Bacon wrote the plays conventionally attributed to William Shakespeare.
.The mainstream view is that William Shakespeare of Stratford, an actor in the Lord Chamberlain's Men (later the King's Men), wrote the poems and plays that bear his name.^ (English) (as Author) Life and Letters of Robert Browning (English) (as Author) Men and Women (English) (as Author) The Pied Piper of Hamelin (English) (as Author) Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning (English) (as Author) Browning, William Ernst .
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^ The Kings and Queens of England with Other Poems (English) (as Author) Bigelow, William F. (William Frederick), 1879-1966 .
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The Baconians, however, hold that scholars are so focused on the details of Shakespeare's life that they neglect to investigate the many facts that they see as connecting Bacon to the Shakespearean work.
Sir Francis Bacon's letter to John Davies, "so desiring you to be good to concealed poets."
.The main Baconian evidence is founded on the presentation of a motive for concealment, the circumstances surrounding the first known performance of The Comedy of Errors, the proximity of Bacon to the William Strachey letter upon which many scholars think The Tempest was based, perceived allusions in the plays to Bacon's legal acquaintances, the many supposed parallels with the plays of Bacon's published work and entries in the Promus (his private wastebook), Bacon's interest in civil histories, and ostensible autobiographical allusions in the plays.^ The first work, therefore, of true induction (as far as regards the discovery of forms) is the rejection or exclusion of the several natures which are not found in some instance where the given nature is present, or are found in some instance where the given nature is absent, or are found to increase in some instance when the given nature decreases, or to decrease when the given nature increases.
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^ (English) (as Author) Life and Letters of Robert Browning (English) (as Author) Men and Women (English) (as Author) The Pied Piper of Hamelin (English) (as Author) Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning (English) (as Author) Browning, William Ernst .
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^ Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford In Ten Letters, From an Uncle to His Nephew (English) (as Author) Berens, E.M. .
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.Because Bacon had first-hand knowledge of government cipher methods, most Baconians see it as feasible that he left his signature somewhere in the Shakespearean work.^ And this remark, be it observed, applies not merely to this first and inceptive attempt of mine, but to all that shall take the work in hand hereafter.
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Supporters of the standard view, often referred to as "Stratfordian" or "Mainstream", dispute all contentions in favour of Bacon, and criticize Bacon's poetry as not being comparable in quality with that of Shakespeare.

Secret societies

.Francis Bacon often gathered with the men at Gray's Inn to discuss politics and philosophy, and to try out various theatrical scenes that he admitted writing.^ Lastly, there are Idols which have immigrated into men's minds from the various dogmas of philosophies, and also from wrong laws of demonstration.
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[40] Bacon's alleged connection to the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons has been widely discussed by authors and scholars in many books.[41]. .However others, including Daphne du Maurier (in her biography of Bacon), have argued there is no substantive evidence to support claims of involvement with the Rosicrucians.^ And no wonder; for the earth and heaven are ever there, whereas the causes and origins of most other motions are sometimes absent, sometimes present.
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^ There is this difference however, that some substances contract warmth more quickly, as air, oil, and water; others more slowly, as stone and metal.
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[42] .Frances Yates[43] does not make the claim that Bacon was a Rosicrucian, but presents evidence that he was nevertheless involved in some of the more closed intellectual movements of his day.^ For it is a fact in nature that an armed magnet at some distance off does not attract iron more powerfully than an unarmed magnet.
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^ And yet if you look at it more closely, this does not prove the case in favor of the rising and against the progressive motion.
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.She argues that Bacon's movement for the advancement of learning was closely connected with the German Rosicrucian movement, while Bacon's New Atlantis portrays a land ruled by Rosicrucians.^ Wikipedia The Advancement of Learning (English) (as Author) The Essays of Francis Bacon (English) (as Author) The Essays of Francis Bacon (English) (as Author) Filosofiset mietelmät (Finnish) (as Author) Ideal Commonwealths (English) (as Contributor) New Atlantis (English) (as Author) Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations (English) (as Contributor) Valerius Terminus; of the interpretation of nature (English) (as Author) Bacon, John Mackenzie, 1846-1904 .
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He apparently saw his own movement for the advancement of learning to be in conformity with Rosicrucian ideals.[44]

Parentage theories

A small number of authors have theorized that Francis Bacon could have been the unacknowledged son of Queen Elizabeth and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester[45]

Noteworthy relative

.It has been claimed[46] that Bacon is a distant relative of the English painter Francis Bacon, who was named in honor of the original.^ Manual of Ship Subsidies (English) (as Author) Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626 .
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The artist's father claimed descent from Bacon's elder half-brother, Nicholas. The homosexual painter "made little of his family's traditional claim" but was more "amused by his namesake's well-known prodigality and homosexuality" and excited by the "notion that the philosopher-statesman might also have been 'Shakespeare', whose work he revered."

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Bacon, Francis in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.
  2. ^ Collins, Arthur (1741). The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Now Existing: Their Descents, Marriages, and Issues; Memorable Actions, Both in War, and Peace; Religious and Charitable Donations; Deaths, Places of Burial and Monumental Iiscriptions [sic]. Printed for Tho. Wotton at the Three Daggers and Queen's Head. p. 5. 
  3. ^ a b c Peltonen, Markku (October 2007). "Bacon, Francis, Viscount St Alban (1561–1626)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. 
  4. ^ Oliver Lawson Dick, ed. Aubrey's Brief Lives. Edited from the Original Manuscripts, 1949, s.v. "Francis Bacon, Viscount of St. Albans" p. 11.
  5. ^ See opposing opinions of: A. L. Rowse, Homosexuals in History, New York: Carroll & Garf, 1977. page 44; Jardine, Lisa; Stewart, Alan Hostage To Fortune: The Troubled Life of Francis Bacon Hill & Wang, 1999. page 148; Nieves Mathews, Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination, Yale University Press, 1996; Ross Jackson, The Companion to Shaker of the Speare: The Francis Bacon Story, England: Book Guild Publishing, 2005. pages 45 - 46
  6. ^ a b Alfred Dodd, Francis Bacon's Personal Life Story', Volume 2 - The Age of James, England: Rider & Co., 1949, 1986. pages 157 - 158, 425, 502 - 503, 518 - 532
  7. ^ Alice Chambers Bunten, Life of Alice Barnham, Wife of Sir Francis Bacon, London: Oliphants Ltd. 1928.
  8. ^ A. L. Rowse, Homosexuals in History, New York: Carroll & Garf, 1977. page 44
  9. ^ Jardine, Lisa; Stewart, Alan Hostage To Fortune: The Troubled Life of Francis Bacon Hill & Wang, 1999. page 148
  10. ^ Charles R. Forker, Masculine Love, Renaissance Writing, and the New Invention of Homosexuality: An Addendum in the Journal of Homosexuality (1996), Indiana University
  11. ^ Journal of Homosexuality, Volume: 31 Issue: 3, 1996, pages 85-93, ISSN: 0091-8369
  12. ^ Fulton Anderson, Francis Bacon:His career and his thought, Los Angeles, 1962
  13. ^ Nieves Mathews, Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination, Yale University Press, 1996
  14. ^ Ross Jackson, The Companion to Shaker of the Speare: The Francis Bacon Story, England: Book Guild Publishing, 2005. pages 45 - 46
  15. ^ Bacon, The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England. A new Edition, ed.Basil Montagu, London: 1825-1834
  16. ^ Bryant, Mark: Private Lives, 2001, p.22.
  17. ^ a b Lovejoy, Benjamin (1888). Francis Bacon: A Critical Review. London: Unwin. p. 171. OCLC 79886184. 
  18. ^ Officer, Lawrence; Williamson, Samuel. "Purchasing Power of British Pounds from 1264 to Present". Measuring Worth.com. http://www.measuringworth.com/ppoweruk/. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  19. ^ William Rawley (Bacon's personal secretary and chaplain) Resuscitatio, or, Bringing into Publick Light Several Pieces of the Works, Civil, Historical, Philosophical, & Theological, Hitherto Sleeping; of the Right Honourable Francis Bacon....Together with his Lordship's Life 1657. "Francis Bacon, the glory of his age and nation, the adorner and ornament of learning, was born in York House, or York Place, in the Strand, on the two and twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord 1560."
  20. ^ W.G.C. Gundry, ed. Manes Verulamani. This important volume consists of 32 eulogies originally published in Latin shortly after Bacon's funeral in 1626. Bacon's peers refer to him as "a supreme poet" and "a concealed poet," and also link him with the theatre.
  21. ^ "Idols" is the usual translation of idola, but 'illusion' is perhaps a more accurate translation to modern English. See footnote, The New Organon, (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 2000), p.18.
  22. ^ Novum Organum, Liber I, CXXIX - Adapted from the 1863 translation
  23. ^ Linebaugh, Peter, and Marcus Rediker. The Many Headed Hydra. Boston: Beacon P, 2000. 36-70. Argues for an alternative point of view towards Bacon
  24. ^ An Advertisement Touching a Holy War by Francis Bacon, Laurence Lampert (Editor). Waveland Press 2000 ISBN 978-1577661283
  25. ^ Julian Martin, Francis Bacon: The State and the Reform of Natural Philosophy, 1992
  26. ^ Byron Steel, Sir Francis Bacon: The First Modern Mind, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc., 1930
  27. ^ Peter Urbach, Francis Bacon's Philosophy of Science, Open Court Publishing Co., 1987. A study which argues from a close consideration of Bacon's actual words in context, that he was immensely more sophisticated and modern than is generally allowed. Bacon's reputation as a philosopher of science has sunk since the 17th and early 18th centuries, when he was accorded the title "Father of Experimental Philosophy".
  28. ^ Harvey Wheeler, Francis Bacon’s Case of the Post-Nati:(1608); Foundations of Anglo-American Constitutionalism; An Application of Critical Constitutional Theory, Ward, 1998
  29. ^ Howard B. White, Peace Among the Willows: The Political Philosophy of Francis Bacon, The Hague Martinus Nijhoff, 1968
  30. ^ Harvey Wheeler, Francis Bacon’s "Verulamium": the Common Law Template of The Modern in English Science and Culture, 1999
  31. ^ Frances Yates, (essay) Bacon's Magic, in Frances Yates, Ideas and Ideals in the North European Renaissance, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984
  32. ^ "The Three Greatest Men". http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm033.html. Retrieved 2009-08-29. "Jefferson identified Bacon, Locke, and Newton as "the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception". Their works in the physical and moral sciences were instrumental in Jefferson's education and world view." 
  33. ^ "The Letters of Thomas Jefferson: 1743-1826 Bacon, Locke, and Newton". http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/P/tj3/writings/brf/jefl74.htm. Retrieved 2009-06-13. "Bacon, Locke and Newton, whose pictures I will trouble you to have copied for me: and as I consider them as the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception, and as having laid the foundation of those superstructures which have been raised in the Physical & Moral sciences." 
  34. ^ http://explorer.monticello.org/text/index.php?id=82&type=4 Jefferson called Bacon, Newton, and Locke, who had so indelibly shaped his ideas, "my trinity of the three greatest men the world had ever produced"
  35. ^ Saint Germain Foundation. The History of the "I AM" Activity and Saint Germain Foundation. Schaumburg, Illinois: Saint Germain Press 2003
  36. ^ Luk, A.D.K.. Law of Life — Book II. Pueblo, Colorado: A.D.K. Luk Publications 1989, pages 254 - 267
  37. ^ White Paper - Wesak World Congress 2002. Acropolis Sophia Books & Works 2003.
  38. ^ Partridge, Christopher ed. New Religions: A Guide: New Religious Movements, Sects and Alternative Spiritualities Oxford University Press, USA 2004.
  39. ^ Schroeder, Werner Ascended Masters and Their Retreats Ascended Master Teaching Foundation 2004, pages 250 - 255
  40. ^ Frances Yates, Theatre of the World, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969
  41. ^ Bryan Bevan, The Real Francis Bacon, England: Centaur Press, 1960
  42. ^ Daphne du Maurier, The Winding Stair, Biography of Bacon 1976.
  43. ^ Frances Yates, The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age, pages 61 - 68, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979
  44. ^ Frances Yates, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment, London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972
  45. ^ Comyns Beaumont, The Private Life of the Virgin Queen, London England, 1947
  46. ^ [Peppiatt, Michael (1996) Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson]

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    • Redargutio Philosphiarum
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I have taken all knowledge to be my province.
.Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Albans, KC (22 January 15619 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman and essayist.^ April 22, 1897 A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls (English) (as Editor) The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol.
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^ Manual of Ship Subsidies (English) (as Author) Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626 .
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Contents

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  • The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.
    • Essex's Device (1595)
  • Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.
    • Knowledge is power.
    • Meditationes Sacræ [Sacred Meditations] (1597) "De Hæresibus" [Of Heresies]
  • I confess that I have as vast contemplative ends, as I have moderate civil ends: for I have taken all knowledge to be my province; and if I could purge it of two sorts of rovers, whereof the one with frivolous disputations, confutations, and verbosities, the other with blind experiments and auricular traditions and impostures, hath committed so many spoils, I hope I should bring in industrious observations, grounded conclusions, and profitable inventions and discoveries; the best state of that province.^ St-Charles Roman de moeurs du journalisme et de la politique dans la province de Québec (French) (as Author) Best, Harry, 1880- .
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    .This, whether it be curiosity, or vain glory, or nature, or (if one take it favourably) philanthropia, is so fixed in my mind as it cannot be removed.^ My purpose, on the contrary, is to try whether I cannot in very fact lay more firmly the foundations and extend more widely the limits of the power and greatness of man.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And to make my meaning clearer and to familiarize the thing by giving it a name, I have chosen to call one of these methods or ways Anticipation of the Mind , the other Interpretation of Nature .
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    .And I do easily see, that place of any reasonable countenance doth bring commandment of more wits than of a man's own; which is the thing I greatly affect.^ Lastly, the true form is such that it deduces the given nature from some source of being which is inherent in more natures, and which is better known in the natural order of things than the form itself.
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    ^ But certain subjects are found wherein the required nature appears more in its vigor than in others, either through the absence of impediments or the predominance of its own virtue.
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    ^ Now let any man soberly and diligently consider what the way is by which men have been accustomed to proceed in the investigation and discovery of things, and in the first place he will no doubt remark a method of discovery very simple and inartificial, which is the most ordinary method, and is no more than this.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Letter to William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, published in The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England 14 Vols. (1870) James Spedding, Robert L. Ellis, Douglas D. Heath, editors, Vol. XIII p. 109
  • Aristotle... a mere bond-servant to his logic, thereby rendering it contentious and well nigh useless.
    • Rerum Novarum (1605)
  • I do plainly and ingenuously confess that I am guilty of corruption, and do renounce all defense. I beseech your Lordships to be merciful to a broken reed.
    • On being charged by Parliament with corruption in office (1621)
  • Lucid intervals and happy pauses.
    • History of King Henry VII, III (1622)
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
  • Nil terribile nisi ipse timor.
    • Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
    • De Augmentis Scientiarum, Book II, Fortitudo (1623)
  • Riches are a good handmaid, but the worst mistress.
    • De Augmentis Scientiarum, Book II, Antitheta (1623)
  • Audacter calumniare, semper aliquid haeret.
    • Translated: "Hurl your calumnies boldly; something is sure to stick".
    • De Augmentis Scientiarum (1623)
  • I bequeath my soul to God... My body to be buried obscurely. For my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations, and the next age. .
    • From his will (1626)
  • We have also sound houses, where we practice and demonstrate all sounds and their generation.^ They are of two kinds, and seven in number, though I call them all by the general name of Practical Instances .
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    We have harmonies which you have not, of quarter sounds and lesser slides of sounds. Divers instruments of music likewise to you unknown, some sweeter than any you have; together with bells and rings that are dainty and sweet. We represent small sounds as great and deep; likewise divers trembling and warblings of sounds, which in their original are entire. We represent and imitate all articulate sounds and letters, and the voices of beasts and birds. We have certain helps which set to the ear to do further the hearing greatly. .We have also divers strange and artificial echoes, reflecting the voice many times, and as if it were tossing it; and some that give back the voice louder than it came, some shriller and some deeper; yea, some rendering the voice, differing in the letters or articulate sound from that they receive.^ But if it happens that in some region the sun is at the same time in perigee and near the perpendicular, his heat must of necessity be greater than in a region where he is also in perigee, but shining more obliquely.
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    ^ Falling stars, as they are called, are commonly supposed to consist rather of some bright and lighted viscous substance, than to be of any strong fiery nature.
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    ^ They differ from the instances subjoined to the instances of companionship, in that the latter indicate the separation of a nature from some concrete substance with which it is ordinarily in conjunction, while these instances indicate the separation of one nature from another.
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    We have also means to convey sounds in tubes and pipes, in strange lines and distances... .
  • It is true that that may hold in these things, which is the general root of superstition; namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.
    • Sylva Sylvarum century x (1627)
  • …death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.^ These therefore we may pass.
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    ^ Now these two directions, the one active the other contemplative, are one and the same thing; and what in operation is most useful, that in knowledge is most true.
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    ^ But on these inquiries also, and I may say on all the discovery of the latent configuration, a true and clear light is shed by the primary axioms which entirely dispels darkness and subtlety.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • An Essay on Death published in The Remaines of the Right Honourable Francis Lord Verulam (1648) but may not have been written by Bacon

The Advancement of Learning (1605)

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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
  • For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure in itself.
    • Book I, i, 3
  • Time, which is the author of authors.^ Now in divine operations even the smallest beginnings lead of a certainty to their end.
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    ^ And with regard to authority, it shows a feeble mind to grant so much to authors and yet deny time his rights, who is the author of authors, nay, rather of all authority.
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    ^ All bodies, whether solid or liquid, whether dense or rare (as the air itself is), held for a time near the fire.
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    • Book I, iv, 12
  • If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
    • Book I, v, 8
  • Antiquitas saeculi juventus mundi. [The age of antiquity is the youth of the world.] These times are the ancient times, when the world is ancient, and not those which we account ancient ordine retrogrado, by a computation backward from ourselves.^ It may be thought again that I am but doing what has been done before; that the ancients themselves took the same course which I am now taking; and that it is likely therefore that I too, after all this stir and striving, shall come at last to some one of those systems which prevailed in ancient times.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now in divine operations even the smallest beginnings lead of a certainty to their end.
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    ^ For the old age of the world is to be accounted the true antiquity; and this is the attribute of our own times, not of that earlier age of the world in which the ancients lived, and which, though in respect of us it was the elder, yet in respect of the world it was the younger.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Book I, v, 8
  • The greatest error of all the rest is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge: 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: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a tarrasse, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state, for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground, for strife and contention; or a shop, for profit or sale; and not a rich storehouse, for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.
    • Book I, v, 11
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In this theater of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
  • The use of this feigned history hath been to give some shadow of satisfaction to the mind of man in those points wherein the nature of things doth deny it, the world being in proportion inferior to the soul; by reason whereof there is, agreeable to the spirit of man, a more ample greatness, a more exact goodness, and a more absolute variety, than can be found in the nature of things.^ So it does more harm than good.
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    ^ But then only will there be good ground of hope for the further advance of knowledge when there shall be received and gathered together into natural history a variety of experiments which are of no use in themselves but simply serve to discover causes and axioms, which I call Experimenta lucifera , experiments of light , to distinguish them from those which I call fructifera , experiments of fruit .
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    ^ There will be found, no doubt, when ray history and tables of discovery are read, some things in the experiments themselves that are not quite certain, or perhaps that are quite false, which may make a man think that the foundations and principles upon which my discoveries rest are false and doubtful.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    Therefore, because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical: because true history propoundeth the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable to the merits of virtue and vice, therefore poesy feigns them more just in retribution, and more according to revealed providence: because true history representeth actions and events more ordinary, and less interchanged, therefore poesy endueth them with more rareness, and more unexpected and alternative variations: so as it appeareth that poesy serveth and conferreth to magnanimity, morality, and to delectation. .And therefore it was ever thought to have some participation of divineness, because it doth raise and erect the mind, by submitting the shows of things to the desires of the mind; whereas reason doth buckle and bow the mind into the nature of things.
    • Book II, iv, 2
  • They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
    • Book II, vii, 5
  • But men must know that in this theater of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
    • Book II, xx, 8
  • We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.^ And therefore it is no wonder if they and I do not think alike.
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    ^ For the winning of assent, indeed, anticipations are far more powerful than interpretations, because being collected from a few instances, and those for the most part of familiar occurrence, they straightway touch the understanding and fill the imagination; whereas interpretations, on the other hand, being gathered here and there from very various and widely dispersed facts, cannot suddenly strike the understanding; and therefore they must needs, in respect of the opinions of the time, seem harsh and out of tune, much as the mysteries of faith do.
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    ^ From what has been said it is clear that the five classes of instances last mentioned (namely, Instances Conformable, Singular, Deviating, Bordering, and of Power) ought not to be reserved until some certain nature be in question (as the other instances which I have placed first, and most of those that are to follow should), but a collection of them must be begun at once, as a sort of particular history; because they serve to digest the matters that enter the understanding, and to correct the ill complexion of the understanding itself, which cannot but be tinged and infected, and at length perverted and distorted, by daily and habitual impression.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Book II, xxi, 9
  • All good moral philosophy is but the handmaid to religion.
    • Book II, xxii, 14
  • For man seeketh in society comfort, use, and protection: and they be three wisdoms of divers natures, which do often sever: wisdom of the behaviour, wisdom of business, and wisdom of state. .
    • Book II, xxiii
  • Primum quaerite bona animi; caetera aut aderunt, aut non oberunt
    • seek first the virtues of the mind; and other things either will come, or will not be wanted
    • Book II, xxxi
  • Silence is the virtue of a fool.^ For when we try to recollect or call a thing to mind, if we have no prenotion or perception of what we are seeking, we seek and toil and wander here and there, as if in infinite space.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Other instances will give us this fourth species: that things which are chiefly imprinted when the mind is clear and not occupied with anything else either before or after, as what is learned in childhood, or what we think of before going to sleep, also things that happen for the first time, dwell longest in the memory.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The first is that, if a universal affirmative or negative be wanting, that very thing be carefully noted as a thing that is not; as we have done in the case of heat, where a universal negative (as far as the essences that have come under our knowledge are concerned) is not to be found in the nature of things.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Book VI, xxxi

Descriptio Globi Intellectus (1612)

  • Art is man added to Nature Descriptio Globi Intellectus (1612)

Novum Organum (The New Organon) (1620)

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Man, being the servant and interpreter of Nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in thought of the course of nature.
^ Man, being the servant and interpreter of Nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in thought of the course of nature.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That reason which is elicited from facts by a just and methodical process, I call Interpretation of Nature .
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In fact, what in some things is accounted a secret has in others a manifest and well-known nature, which will never be recognized as long as the experiments and thoughts of men are engaged on the former only.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

.Beyond this he neither knows anything nor can do anything.
  • Those who have taken upon them to lay down the law of nature as a thing already searched out and understood, whether they have spoken in simple assurance or professional affectation, have therein done philosophy and the sciences great injury. For as they have been successful in inducing belief, so they have been effective in quenching and stopping inquiry; and have done more harm by spoiling and putting an end to other men's efforts than good by their own.^ Those who have taken upon them to lay down the law of nature as a thing already searched out and understood, whether they have spoken in simple assurance or professional affectation, have therein done philosophy and the sciences great injury.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So it does more harm than good.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For as they have been successful in inducing belief, so they have been effective in quenching and stopping inquiry; and have done more harm by spoiling and putting an end to other men's efforts than good by their own.
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    .Those on the other hand who have taken a contrary course, and asserted that absolutely nothing can be known — whether it were from hatred of the ancient sophists, or from uncertainty and fluctuation of mind, or even from a kind of fullness of learning, that they fell upon this opinion — have certainly advanced reasons for it that are not to be despised; but yet they have neither started from true principles nor rested in the just conclusion, zeal and affectation having carried them much too far....^ Those on the other hand who have taken a contrary course, and asserted that absolutely nothing can be known — whether it were from hatred of the ancient sophists, or from uncertainty and fluctuation of mind, or even from a kind of fullness of learning, that they fell upon this opinion — have certainly advanced reasons for it that are not to be despised; but yet they have neither started from true principles nor rested in the just conclusion, zeal and affectation having carried them much too far.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Those who have taken upon them to lay down the law of nature as a thing already searched out and understood, whether they have spoken in simple assurance or professional affectation, have therein done philosophy and the sciences great injury.
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    ^ And there is yet a third class, consisting of those who out of faith and veneration mix their philosophy with theology and traditions; among whom the vanity of some has gone so far aside as to seek the origin of sciences among spirits and genii.
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    Now my method, though hard to practice, is easy to explain; and it is this. .I propose to establish progressive stages of certainty.^ I propose to establish progressive stages of certainty.
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    .The evidence of the sense, helped and guarded by a certain process of correction, I retain.^ The evidence of the sense, helped and guarded by a certain process of correction, I retain.
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    ^ For what I understand by it is not certain measures or signs or successive steps of process in bodies, which can be seen; but a process perfectly continuous, which for the most part escapes the sense.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    But the mental operation which follows the act of sense I for the most part reject; and instead of it I open and lay out a new and certain path for the mind to proceed in, starting directly from the simple sensuous perception.

Book I

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  • Man, being the servant and interpreter of Nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in thought of the course of nature.^ Man, being the servant and interpreter of Nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in thought of the course of nature.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That reason which is elicited from facts by a just and methodical process, I call Interpretation of Nature .
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Such instances afford very great light and are of high authority, the course of interpretation sometimes ending in them and being completed.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    Beyond this he neither knows anything nor can do anything.
    • Aphorism 1
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Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced.
^ Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced.
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^ If a man be acquainted with the cause of any nature (as whiteness or heat) in certain subjects only, his knowledge is imperfect; and if he be able to superinduce an effect on certain substances only (of those susceptible of such effect), his power is in like manner imperfect.
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^ The flame of powerful lightning seems to exceed in strength all the former, for it has even been known to melt wrought iron into drops, which those other flames cannot do.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

.Nature to be commanded must be obeyed...
  • Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced.^ Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For we cannot command nature except by obeying her.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For mere power and mere knowledge exalt human nature, but do not bless it.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule.
    • Aphorism 3
  • It would be an unsound fancy and self-contradictory to expect that things which have never yet been done can be done except by means which have never yet been tried. .
    • Aphorism 6
  • The logic now in use serves rather to fix and give stability to the errors which have their foundation in commonly received notions than to help the search for truth.^ The logic now in use serves rather to fix and give stability to the errors which have their foundation in commonly received notions than to help the search after truth.
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    ^ For the operations of nature are performed by far smaller portions at a time, and by arrangements far more exquisite and varied than the operations of fire, as we use it now.
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    ^ Falling stars, as they are called, are commonly supposed to consist rather of some bright and lighted viscous substance, than to be of any strong fiery nature.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So it does more harm than good.
    • Aphorism 7
  • The cause and root of nearly all evils in the sciences is this — that while we falsely admire and extol the powers of the human mind we neglect to seek for its true helps.^ The cause and root of nearly all evils in the sciences is this — that while we falsely admire and extol the powers of the human mind we neglect to seek for its true helps.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So it does more harm than good.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the course I propose for the discovery of sciences is such as leaves but little to the acuteness and strength of wits, but places all wits and understandings nearly on a level.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Aphorism 9
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The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of argument.
  • There are and can be only two ways of searching into and discovering truth. The one flies from the senses and particulars to the most general axioms, and from these principles, the truth of which it takes for settled and immovable, proceeds to judgment and to the discovery of middle axioms.^ But certainly in these two one of the most general consents in nature does seem to be observable.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It cannot be that axioms established by argumentation should avail for the discovery of new works, since the subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of argument.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are and can be only two ways of searching into and discovering truth.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And this way is now in fashion.^ And this way is now in fashion.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The other derives axioms from the senses and particulars, rising by a gradual and unbroken ascent, so that it arrives at the most general axioms last of all.^ The other derives axioms from the senses and particulars, rising by a gradual and unbroken ascent, so that it arrives at the most general axioms last of all.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But then, and then only, may we hope well of the sciences when in a just scale of ascent, and by successive steps not interrupted or broken, we rise from particulars to lesser axioms; and then to middle axioms, one above the other; and last of all to the most general.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For the lowest axioms differ but slightly from bare experience, while the highest and most general (which we now have) are notional and abstract and without solidity.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .This is the true way, but as yet untried.
    • Aphorism 19
  • It cannot be that axioms established by argumentation should avail for the discovery of new works, since the subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of argument. But axioms duly and orderly formed from particulars easily discover the way to new particulars, and thus render sciences active.^ But axioms duly and orderly formed from particulars easily discover the way to new particulars, and thus render sciences active.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It cannot be that axioms established by argumentation should avail for the discovery of new works, since the subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of argument.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is the true way, but as yet untried.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Aphorism 24
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We cannot command nature except by obeying her.
  • Further, it will not be amiss to distinguish the three kinds and, as it were, grades of ambition in mankind. The first is of those who desire to extend their own power in their native country, a vulgar and degenerate kind.^ The second is of those who labor to extend the power and dominion of their country among men.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The first is of those who desire to extend their own power in their native country, a vulgar and degenerate kind.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For we cannot command nature except by obeying her.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The second is of those who labor to extend the power and dominion of their country among men.^ The second is of those who labor to extend the power and dominion of their country among men.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For we see among the Greeks that those who first proposed to men's then uninitiated ears the natural causes for thunder and for storms were thereupon found guilty of impiety.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The first is of those who desire to extend their own power in their native country, a vulgar and degenerate kind.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .This certainly has more dignity, though not less covetousness.^ This certainly has more dignity, though not less covetousness.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But if a man endeavor to establish and extend the power and dominion of the human race itself over the universe, his ambition (if ambition it can be called) is without doubt both a more wholesome and a more noble thing than the other two.^ But if a man endeavor to establish and extend the power and dominion of the human race itself over the universe, his ambition (if ambition it can be called) is without doubt both a more wholesome and a more noble thing than the other two.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now these two directions, the one active the other contemplative, are one and the same thing; and what in operation is most useful, that in knowledge is most true.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Indeed, in the establishment of any true axiom, the negative instance is the more forcible of the two.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    Now the empire of man over things depends wholly on the arts and sciences. .For we cannot command nature except by obeying her.
    • Aphorism 28
  • There are four classes of Idols which beset men's minds. To these for distinction's sake I have assigned names — calling the first class, Idols of the Tribe ; the second, Idols of the Cave; the third, Idols of the Market-Place; the fourth, Idols of the Theater.^ The Idols of the Tribe have their foundation in human nature itself, and in the tribe or race of men.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are four classes of Idols which beset men's minds.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For we cannot command nature except by obeying her.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Aphorism 39
  • The Idols of Tribe have their foundation in human nature itself, and in the tribe or race of men.^ The Idols of the Tribe have their foundation in human nature itself, and in the tribe or race of men.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .For it is a false assertion that the sense of man is the measure of things.
    On the contrary, all perceptions as well of the sense as of the mind are according to the measure of the individual and not according to the measure of the universe.^ For it is a false assertion that the sense of man is the measure of things.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On the contrary, all perceptions as well of the sense as of the mind are according to the measure of the individual and not according to the measure of the universe.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On the contrary, I regard that the mind, not only in its own faculties, but in its connection with things, must needs hold that the art of discovery may advance as discoveries advance.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    And the human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it.
    • Aphorism 41
The spirit of man (according as it is meted out to different individuals) is in fact a thing variable and full of perturbation, and governed as it were by chance...
  • The Idols of the Cave are the idols of the individual man. .For everyone (besides the errors common to human nature in general) has a cave or den of his own, which refracts and discolors the light of nature, owing either to his own proper and peculiar nature; or to his education and conversation with others; or to the reading of books, and the authority of those whom he esteems and admires; or to the differences of impressions, accordingly as they take place in a mind preoccupied and predisposed or in a mind indifferent and settled; or the like.^ For everyone (besides the errors common to human nature in general) has a cave or den of his own, which refracts and discolors the light of nature, owing either to his own proper and peculiar nature; or to his education and conversation with others; or to the reading of books, and the authority of those whom he esteems and admires; or to the differences of impressions, accordingly as they take place in a mind preoccupied and predisposed or in a mind indifferent and settled; or the like.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Among Prerogative Instances I will put in the eighth place Deviating Instances , that is, errors, vagaries, and prodigies of nature, wherein nature deviates and turns aside from her ordinary course.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nor have I forgotten that in a former passage I noted and corrected as an error of the human mind the opinion that forms give existence.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So that the spirit of man (according as it is meted out to different individuals) is in fact a thing variable and full of perturbation, and governed as it were by chance.^ So that the spirit of man (according as it is meted out to different individuals) is in fact a thing variable and full of perturbation, and governed as it were by chance.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hence the opinion that forms or true differences of things (which are in fact laws of pure act) are past finding out and beyond the reach of man.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Heat, as far as regards the sense and touch of man, is a thing various and relative; insomuch that tepid water feels hot if the hand be cold, but cold if the hand be hot.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    Whence it was well observed by Heraclitus that men look for sciences in their own lesser worlds, and not in the greater or common world. .
    • Aphorism 42
  • There are also Idols formed by the intercourse and association of men with each other, which I call Idols of the Market Place, on account of the commerce and consort of men there. For it is by discourse that men associate, and words are imposed according to the apprehension of the vulgar.^ For it is by discourse that men associate, and words are imposed according to the apprehension of the vulgar.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are also Idols formed by the intercourse and association of men with each other, which I call Idols of the Market Place, on account of the commerce and consort of men there.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the Idols of the Market Place are the most troublesome of all — idols which have crept into the understanding through the alliances of words and names.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And therefore the ill and unfit choice of words wonderfully obstructs the understanding.^ And therefore the ill and unfit choice of words wonderfully obstructs the understanding.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Nor do the definitions or explanations wherewith in some things learned men are wont to guard and defend themselves, by any means set the matter right.^ Nor do the definitions or explanations wherewith in some things learned men are wont to guard and defend themselves, by any means set the matter right.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even to deliver and explain what I bring forward is no easy matter, for things in themselves new will yet be apprehended with reference to what is old.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For this is not what I am about, nor do I think that it matters much to the fortunes of men what abstract notions one may entertain concerning nature and the principles of things.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    But words plainly force and overrule the understanding, and throw all into confusion, and lead men away into numberless empty controversies and idle fancies.
    • Aphorism 43
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In my judgment all the received systems are but so many stage plays, representing worlds of their own creation after an unreal and scenic fashion.
  • Lastly, there are Idols which have immigrated into men's minds from the various dogmas of philosophies, and also from wrong laws of demonstration.^ There are four classes of Idols which beset men's minds.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Idols of the Theater, or of Systems, are many, and there can be and perhaps will be yet many more.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lastly, there are Idols which have immigrated into men's minds from the various dogmas of philosophies, and also from wrong laws of demonstration.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    These I call Idols of the Theater, because in my judgment all the received systems are but so many stage plays, representing worlds of their own creation after an unreal and scenic fashion.
    • Aphorism 44
  • The human understanding is of its own nature prone to suppose the existence of more order and regularity in the world than it finds. And though there be many things in nature which are singular and unmatched, yet it devises for them parallels and conjugates and relatives which do not exist. .Hence the fiction that all celestial bodies move in perfect circles, spirals and dragons being (except in name) utterly rejected.^ Hence the fiction that all celestial bodies move in perfect circles, spirals and dragons being (except in name) utterly rejected.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now if there be found any body which, being dense and solid, does not move to the earth, there is an end of this division.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On account of the ease with which all bodies are heated, without any destruction or observable alteration, reject a destructive nature, or the violent communication of any new nature.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Aphorism 45
  • The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.^ The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Besides, in the work itself of interpretation in each particular subject, I always assign a place to the human chart , or chart of things to be wished for .
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The human understanding is of its own nature prone to abstractions and gives a substance and reality to things which are fleeting.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises, or else by some distinction sets aside and rejects, in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former conclusions may remain inviolate. .
    • Aphorism 46
  • …it is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human understanding to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives…
    • Aphorism 46
  • The human understanding is moved by those things most which strike and enter the mind simultaneously and suddenly, and so fill the imagination; and then it feigns and supposes all other things to be somehow, though it cannot see how, similar to those few things by which it is surrounded.^ The human understanding is moved by those things most which strike and enter the mind simultaneously and suddenly, and so fill the imagination; and then it feigns and supposes all other things to be somehow, though it cannot see how, similar to those few things by which it is surrounded.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Besides, independently of that delight and vanity which I have described, it is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human intellect to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives; whereas it ought properly to hold itself indifferently disposed toward both alike.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For the winning of assent, indeed, anticipations are far more powerful than interpretations, because being collected from a few instances, and those for the most part of familiar occurrence, they straightway touch the understanding and fill the imagination; whereas interpretations, on the other hand, being gathered here and there from very various and widely dispersed facts, cannot suddenly strike the understanding; and therefore they must needs, in respect of the opinions of the time, seem harsh and out of tune, much as the mysteries of faith do.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Aphorism 47
  • The human understanding is unquiet; it cannot stop or rest, and still presses onward, but in vain.^ The human understanding is unquiet; it cannot stop or rest, and still presses onward, but in vain.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But this inability interferes more mischievously in the discovery of causes; for although the most general principles in nature ought to be held merely positive, as they are discovered, and cannot with truth be referred to a cause, nevertheless the human understanding being unable to rest still seeks something prior in the order of nature.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Therefore it is that we cannot conceive of any end or limit to the world, but always as of necessity it occurs to us that there is something beyond... But he is no less an unskilled and shallow philosopher who seeks causes of that which is most general, than he who in things subordinate and subaltern omits to do so.^ Therefore it is that we cannot conceive of any end or limit to the world, but always as of necessity it occurs to us that there is something beyond.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But he is no less an unskilled and shallow philosopher who seeks causes of that which is most general, than he who in things subordinate and subaltern omits to do so.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In times no less than in regions there are wastes and deserts.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Aphorism 48
  • But by far the greatest hindrance and aberration of the human understanding proceeds from the dullness, incompetency, and deceptions of the senses; in that things which strike the sense outweigh things which do not immediately strike it, though they be more important.^ But by far the greatest hindrance and aberration of the human understanding proceeds from the dullness, incompetency, and deceptions of the senses; in that things which strike the sense outweigh things which do not immediately strike it, though they be more important.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In like manner it appears that the more subtle textures and configurations of things (though the entire body be visible or tangible) are perceptible neither to the sight nor touch.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    Hence it is that speculation commonly ceases where sight ceases; insomuch that of things invisible there is little or no observation. .
    • Aphorism 50
  • But the best demonstration by far is experience, if it go not beyond the actual experiment.^ But the best demonstration by far is experience, if it go not beyond the actual experiment.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Aphorism 70
  • It is not possible to run a course aright when the goal itself has not been rightly placed.
    • Aphorism 81
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By far the greatest obstacle to the progress of science and to the undertaking of new tasks and provinces therein is found in this — that men despair and think things impossible.
  • But by far the greatest obstacle to the progress of science and to the undertaking of new tasks and provinces therein is found in this — that men despair and think things impossible.
    • Aphorism 92
  • Those who have handled sciences have been either men of experiment or men of dogmas.^ Those who have handled sciences have been either men of experiment or men of dogmas.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there is yet a third class, consisting of those who out of faith and veneration mix their philosophy with theology and traditions; among whom the vanity of some has gone so far aside as to seek the origin of sciences among spirits and genii.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So much, then, for the mischievous authorities of systems, which are founded either on common notions, or on a few experiments, or on superstition.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The men of experiment are like the ant, they only collect and use; the reasoners resemble spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own substance.^ But the manner of making experiments which men now use is blind and stupid.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The men of experiment are like the ant, they only collect and use; the reasoners resemble spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own substance.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And yet I do not tie down the diligence that should be used in such a collection to those works only which are esteemed the masterpieces and mysteries of any art, and which excite wonder.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But the bee takes a middle course: it gathers its material from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.
    Not unlike this is the true business of philosophy; for it neither relies solely or chiefly on the powers of the mind, nor does it take the matter which it gathers from natural history and mechanical experiments and lay it up in the memory whole, as it finds it, but lays it up in the understanding altered and digested.^ Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds.
    • Browse By Author: B - Project Gutenberg 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    Therefore from a closer and purer league between these two faculties, the experimental and the rational (such as has never yet been made), much may be hoped.
    • Aphorism 95
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Let men but think over their infinite expenditure of understanding, time, and means on matters and pursuits of far less use and value; whereof, if but a small part were directed to sound and solid studies, there is no difficulty that might not be overcome.
  • No one has yet been found so firm of mind and purpose as resolutely to compel himself to sweep away all theories and common notions, and to apply the understanding, thus made fair and even, to a fresh examination of particulars. Thus it happens that human knowledge, as we have it, is a mere medley and ill-digested mass, made up of much credulity and much accident, and also of the childish notions which we at first imbibed.^ Thus it happens that human knowledge, as we have it, is a mere medley and ill-digested mass, made up of much credulity and much accident, and also of the childish notions which we at first imbibed.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In times no less than in regions there are wastes and deserts.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And thus much for the simple measures of time.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Aphorism 97
  • Another argument of hope may be drawn from this — that some of the inventions already known are such as before they were discovered it could hardly have entered any man's head to think of; they would have been simply set aside as impossible. For in conjecturing what may be men set before them the example of what has been, and divine of the new with an imagination preoccupied and colored by the old; which way of forming opinions is very fallacious, for streams that are drawn from the springheads of nature do not always run in the old channels.
    • Aphorism 109
  • There is another ground of hope that must not be omitted.^ Another argument of hope may be drawn from this — that some of the inventions already known are such as before they were discovered it could hardly have entered any man's head to think of; they would have been simply set aside as impossible.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We must now see what else there is to ground hope upon.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Under this head there is no need of examples, they are so plentiful.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    Let men but think over their infinite expenditure of understanding, time, and means on matters and pursuits of far less use and value; whereof, if but a small part were directed to sound and solid studies, there is no difficulty that might not be overcome.
    • Aphorism 111
  • Truth therefore and utility are here the very same thing…
    • Aphorism 124

Book II

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  • Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion.
    • Aphorism 20
  • Since my logic aims to teach and instruct the understanding, not that it may with the slender tendrils of the mind snatch at and lay hold of abstract notions (as the common logic does), but that it may in very truth dissect nature, and discover the virtues and actions of bodies, with their laws as determined in matter; so that this science flows not merely from the nature of the mind, but also from the nature of things.^ But since my logic aims to teach and instruct the understanding, not that it may with the slender tendrils of the mind snatch at and lay hold of abstract notions (as the common logic does), but that it may in very truth dissect nature, and discover the virtues and actions of bodies, with their laws as determined in matter; so that this science flows not merely from the nature of the mind, but also from the nature of things — no wonder that it is everywhere sprinkled and illustrated with speculations and experiments in nature, as examples of the art I teach.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Again, it will be thought, no doubt, that the goal and mark of knowledge which I myself set up (the very point which I object to in others) is not the true or the best, for that the contemplation of truth is a thing worthier and loftier than all utility and magnitude of works; and that this long and anxious dwelling with experience and matter and the fluctuations of individual things, drags down the mind to earth, or rather sinks it to a very Tartarus of turmoil and confusion, removing and withdrawing it from the serene tranquility of abstract wisdom, a condition far more heavenly.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But, nevertheless, since my method of interpretation, after the history has been prepared and duly arranged, regards not the working and discourse of the mind only (as the common logic does) but the nature of things also, I supply the mind such rules and guidance that it may in every case apply itself aptly to the nature of things.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Aphorism 42

Apophthegms (1624)

  • Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
    • No. .36
  • Like strawberry wives, that laid two or three great strawberries at the mouth of their pot, and all the rest were little ones.^ For then only will men begin to know their strength when instead of great numbers doing all the same things, one shall take charge of one thing and another of another.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And if one or two have the boldness to use any liberty of judgment, they must undertake the task all by themselves; they can have no advantage from the company of others.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • No. 54
  • Sir Amice Pawlet, when he saw too much haste made in any matter, was wont to say. "Stay a while, that we may make an end the sooner."
    • No. .76
  • Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things — old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.^ I may say then of myself that which one said in jest (since it marks the distinction so truly), "It cannot be that we should think alike, when one drinks water and the other drinks wine."
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • No. 97
  • Cosmus, Duke of Florence, was wont to say of perfidious friends, that "We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends."
    • No. 206
  • Cato said the best way to keep good acts in memory was to refresh them with new.
    • No. 247

Essays (1625)

What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer.
  • What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer.
    • Of Truth
  • No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.
    • Of Truth
  • Truth is a naked and open daylight, that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candlelights.
    • Of Truth
  • It is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in and settleth in it, that doth the hurt.
    • Of Truth
  • Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.
    • Of Truth
  • There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious.
    • Of Truth
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Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.
  • Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.^ It is quite a received division that dense and solid bodies move toward the center of the earth, rare and light toward the circumference of the heaven, as to their proper places.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For it is strange how careless men are in this matter; for they study nature only by fits and at intervals, and when bodies are finished and completed, not while she is at work upon them.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But this he devised upon an assumption which cannot be allowed, viz., that the earth moves, and also without being well informed as to the sexhorary motion of the tide.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Death
  • It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man, so weak, but it mates, and masters, the fear of death; and therefore, death is no such terrible enemy, when a man hath so many attendants about him, that can win the combat of him. Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honor aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear preoccupieth it. .
    • Of Death
  • Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
    • Of Revenge
  • Base and crafty cowards are like the arrow that flieth in the dark.^ For when I speak of forms, I mean nothing more than those laws and determinations of absolute actuality which govern and constitute any simple nature, as heat, light, weight, in every kind of matter and subject that is susceptible of them.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For I do not run off like a child after golden apples, but stake all on the victory of art over nature in the race.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hence the opinion that forms or true differences of things (which are in fact laws of pure act) are past finding out and beyond the reach of man.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Revenge
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Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
  • Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
    • Of Revenge
  • It is yet a higher speech of his than the other, “It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.”
    • Of Adversity
  • It was a high speech of Seneca (after the manner of the Stoics), that “The good things which belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.”
    • Of Adversity
  • Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.^ Wikipedia Conflict of Northern and Southern Theories of Man and Society Great Speech, Delivered in New York City (English) (as Author) Twelve Causes of Dishonesty (English) (as Author) Beech, Franklin .
    • Browse By Author: B - Project Gutenberg 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Adversity
The joys of parents are secret; and so are their griefs and fears. .They cannot utter the one; nor they will not utter the other.
  • Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.^ I may say then of myself that which one said in jest (since it marks the distinction so truly), "It cannot be that we should think alike, when one drinks water and the other drinks wine."
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For the motion by which the waters rise in the flood and sink in the ebb without any accession of other waters rolling in, must necessarily be brought about in one of these three ways.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Had they been uttered earlier, they might have seemed like idle wishes, but now that hopes have been raised and unfair prejudices removed, they may perhaps have greater weight.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Adversity
  • Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
    • Of Adversity
  • Virtue is like precious odors — most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.^ So that if they were removed to such a distance from the earth that the earth's virtue could not act upon them, they would remain suspended like the earth itself, and not fall at all.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Adversity
  • The joys of parents are secret; and so are their griefs and fears. They cannot utter the one; nor they will not utter the other.^ I may say then of myself that which one said in jest (since it marks the distinction so truly), "It cannot be that we should think alike, when one drinks water and the other drinks wine."
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And if one or two have the boldness to use any liberty of judgment, they must undertake the task all by themselves; they can have no advantage from the company of others.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Parents and Children
  • He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.^ But certain subjects are found wherein the required nature appears more in its vigor than in others, either through the absence of impediments or the predominance of its own virtue.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men; which both in affection and means, have married and endowed the public.^ For certainly chance has something to do with men's thoughts, as well as with their works and deeds.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But men are utterly impatient both of the inquiry and the practice, though it is the very thread of the labyrinth as regards works of any magnitude.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Marriage and Single Life
  • Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. .
    • Of Marriage and Single Life
  • A man that hath no virtue in himself, ever envieth virtue in others.^ Let no man therefore trouble himself for this.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .For men's minds, will either feed upon their own good, or upon others' evil
    ; and who wanteth the one, will prey upon the other; and whoso is out of hope, to attain to another's virtue, will seek to come at even hand, by depressing another's fortune.^ The beginning is from God: for the business which is in hand, having the character of good so strongly impressed upon it, appears manifestly to proceed from God, who is the author of good, and the Father of Lights.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A piece of sugar too, or a sponge, if dipped at one end in water or wine, while the other stands out far above the surface, draws the water or the wine gradually upward.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For one medium suits light, another sound, another heat and cold, another magnetic virtues, and so on.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Envy
  • For there was never proud man thought so absurdly well of himself, as the lover doth of the person loved; and therefore it was well said, That it is impossible to love, and to be wise.^ And therefore (as I have said elsewhere) if a man had been thinking of the war engines and battering-rams of the ancients, though he had done it with all his might and spent his whole life in it, yet he would never have lighted on the discovery of cannon acting by means of gunpowder.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But as it is, it appears to me from what has been said, and also from what has been left unsaid, that there is hope enough and to spare, not only to make a bold man try, but also to make a sober-minded and wise man believe.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Love
  • For it is a true rule, that love is ever rewarded either with the reciproque, or with an inward and secret contempt.
    • Of Love
  • Nuptial love maketh mankind, friendly love perfecteth it, but wonton love corrupteth and embaseth it.
    • Of Love
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All rising to great place is by a winding stair...
  • It is an assured sign of a worthy and generous spirit, whom honor amends.^ The other derives axioms from the senses and particulars, rising by a gradual and unbroken ascent, so that it arrives at the most general axioms last of all.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .For honor is, or should be, the place of virtue and as in nature, things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place, so virtue in ambition is violent, in authority settled and calm.^ In the third and fourth kind, reductions are applicable to a great many things, and in the investigations of nature should be sought for on all sides.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Those which are not favorably placed move in a right line (as the shortest path) to consort with bodies of their own nature.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And all these things with their measures should in the investigation of nature be explored and set down, either in their certitude, or by estimate, or by comparison, as the case will admit.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .All rising to great place is by a winding stair; and if there be factions, it is good to side a man's self, whilst he is in the rising, and to balance himself when he is placed.
    Use the memory of thy predecessor, fairly and tenderly; for if thou dost not, it is a debt will sure be paid when thou art gone.^ In the third and fourth kind, reductions are applicable to a great many things, and in the investigations of nature should be sought for on all sides.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For in the first place there is found in all arts one general device, which has now become familiar — that the author lays the weakness of his art to the charge of nature: whatever his art cannot attain he sets down on the authority of the same art to be in nature impossible.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For at that period there was but a narrow and meager knowledge either of time or place, which is the worst thing that can be, especially for those who rest all on experience.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If thou have colleagues, respect them, and rather call them, when they look not for it, than exclude them, when they have reason to look to be called.^ For the theory which they have devised rather confuses the experiments than aids them.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Falling stars, as they are called, are commonly supposed to consist rather of some bright and lighted viscous substance, than to be of any strong fiery nature.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And why, it might be asked, should these poles be placed where they are, rather than anywhere else?
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Be not too sensible, or too remembering, of thy place in conversation, and private answers to suitors; but let it rather be said, When he sits in place, he is another man.^ But this objection (or scruple rather) will be easily answered by anyone who has not quite forgotten what I have said above.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Meantime, let no man be alarmed at the multitude of particulars, but let this rather encourage him to hope.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let the seventeenth motion be the spontaneous motion of rotation , by which bodies delighting in motion and favorably placed for it enjoy their own nature, and follow themselves, not another body, and court (so to speak) their own embraces.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Great Place
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In charity there is no excess.
  • There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.^ For corporeal nature appears to be no less requisite for sustaining and conveying natural action than for exciting or generating it.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On a given body, to generate and superinduce a new nature or new natures is the work and aim of human power.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As for the meeting of bodies from a distance, that is a rare occurrence, and yet it exists in more cases than are generally observed.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Boldness
  • Boldness is ever blind; for it seeth not dangers and inconveniences. .
    • Of Boldness
  • A good name is like a precious ointment; it filleth all around about, and will not easily away; for the odors of ointments are more durable than those of flowers.^ So it does more harm than good.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is good too to spread bodies over with wax, honey, pitch, and like tenacious substances, for the more perfect enclosure of them and to keep off the air and heavenly bodies.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Again, verse is learned and remembered more easily than prose.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Praise
  • In charity there is no excess.
    • Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature
  • If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.
    • Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature
  • The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.^ Concerning the grounds then for putting away despair, which has been one of the most powerful causes of delay and hindrance to the progress of knowledge, I have now spoken.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Again there is another great and powerful cause why the sciences have made but little progress, which is this.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But though there are no doubt in nature certain things ultimate and without cause, this does not appear to me to be one of them, being caused in my opinion by a certain harmony and consent of the universe which has not yet fallen under observation.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature
  • Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
    • Of Seditions and Troubles
  • I had rather believe all the fables in the legends and the Talmud and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind.^ It is good too to spread bodies over with wax, honey, pitch, and like tenacious substances, for the more perfect enclosure of them and to keep off the air and heavenly bodies.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In like manner, if the nature in question be eternity or incorruptibility, no universal affirmative is to be found here.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For I do not run off like a child after golden apples, but stake all on the victory of art over nature in the race.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Atheism
  • A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
    • Of Atheism
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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
  • It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion, as is unworthy of him.^ But the course I propose for the discovery of sciences is such as leaves but little to the acuteness and strength of wits, but places all wits and understandings nearly on a level.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Whereas now the thoughts of men go no further than to pronounce such things the secrets and mighty works of nature, things as it were causeless, and exceptions to general rules.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When a man addresses himself to discover something, he first seeks out and sets before him all that has been said about it by others; then he begins to meditate for himself; and so by much agitation and working of the wit solicits and as it were evokes his own spirit to give him oracles; which method has no foundation at all, but rests only upon opinions and is carried about with them.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .For the one is unbelief, the other is contumely
    ; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity.^ Certainly, one cause of twilight, among others, is the reflection of the rays of the sun from the upper part of the air.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Superstition
  • Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that traveleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel. .
    • Of Travel
  • Princes are like heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times, and which have much veneration but no rest.^ It is good too to spread bodies over with wax, honey, pitch, and like tenacious substances, for the more perfect enclosure of them and to keep off the air and heavenly bodies.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there are many instances of the same kind, so that no one can doubt that the heat of fire may in many subjects be modified so as to resemble the heat of heavenly bodies and of animals.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So incredible did it appear to me that the images or rays of heavenly bodies could be conveyed at once to the sight through such an immense space and did not rather take a perceptible time in traveling to us.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Empire
  • The greatest trust, between man and man, is the trust of giving counsel. .For in other confidences, men commit the parts of life; their lands, their goods, their children, their credit, some particular affair; but to such as they make their counsellors, they commit the whole: by how much the more, they are obliged to all faith and integrity.^ Again, if men have thought so much of some one particular discovery as to regard him as more than man who has been able by some benefit to make the whole human race his debtor, how much higher a thing to discover that by means of which all things else shall be discovered with ease!
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But those eddyings in fluids, by which when pressed, before they can free themselves, they relieve each other that they may all have a fair share of the pressure, belong more properly to the motion of liberty.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the middle are the true and solid and living axioms, on which depend the affairs and fortunes of men; and above them again, last of all, those which are indeed the most general; such, I mean, as are not abstract, but of which those intermediate axioms are really limitations.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Counsel
  • Fortune is like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall. .
    • Of Delays
  • Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
    • Of Cunning
  • Be true to thyself, as thou be not false to others.^ Nay, in my judgment philosophy has been hindered by nothing more than this, that things of familiar and frequent occurrence do not arrest and detain the thoughts of men, but are received in passing without any inquiry into their causes; insomuch that information concerning things which are not known is not oftener wanted than attention concerning things which are.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lastly, the true form is such that it deduces the given nature from some source of being which is inherent in more natures, and which is better known in the natural order of things than the form itself.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For as they have been successful in inducing belief, so they have been effective in quenching and stopping inquiry; and have done more harm by spoiling and putting an end to other men's efforts than good by their own.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Wisdom for a Man's Self
  • It is the nature of extreme self-lovers, as they will set an house on fire, and it were but to roast their eggs.
    • Of Wisdom for a Man's Self
  • As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.^ For in the first place there is found in all arts one general device, which has now become familiar — that the author lays the weakness of his art to the charge of nature: whatever his art cannot attain he sets down on the authority of the same art to be in nature impossible.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All bodies, whether solid or liquid, whether dense or rare (as the air itself is), held for a time near the fire.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For all motion or natural action is performed in time, some more quickly, some more slowly, but all in periods determined and fixed in the nature of things.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Innovations
  • He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
    • Of Innovations
  • Affected dispatch is one of the most dangerous things to business that can be.^ Now these two directions, the one active the other contemplative, are one and the same thing; and what in operation is most useful, that in knowledge is most true.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is idle to expect any great advancement in science from the superinducing and engrafting of new things upon old.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For no one successfully investigates the nature of a thing in the thing itself; the inquiry must be enlarged so as to become more general.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    It is like that, which the physicians call predigestion, or hasty digestion; which is sure to fill the body full of crudities, and secret seeds of diseases. Therefore measure not dispatch, by the times of sitting, but by the advancement of the business. .
    • Of Dispatch
  • Seeming wise men may make shift to get opinion; but let no man choose them for employment; for certainly you were better take for business, a man somewhat absurd, than over-formal.
    • Of Seeming Wise
  • A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.^ There will be found, no doubt, when ray history and tables of discovery are read, some things in the experiments themselves that are not quite certain, or perhaps that are quite false, which may make a man think that the foundations and principles upon which my discoveries rest are false and doubtful.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Meantime, let no man be alarmed at the multitude of particulars, but let this rather encourage him to hope.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But as it is, it appears to me from what has been said, and also from what has been left unsaid, that there is hope enough and to spare, not only to make a bold man try, but also to make a sober-minded and wise man believe.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Friendship
  • But we may go further, and affirm most truly, that it is a mere and miserable solitude to want true friends; without which the world is but a wilderness; and even in this sense also of solitude, whosoever in the frame of his nature and affections, is unfit for friendship, he taketh it of the beast, and not from humanity.^ For I am building in the human understanding a true model of the world, such as it is in fact, not such as a man's own reason would have it to be; a thing which cannot be done without a very diligent dissection and anatomy of the world.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And now it is time for me to propound the art itself of interpreting nature, in which, although I conceive that I have given true and most useful precepts, yet I do not say either that it is absolutely necessary (as if nothing could be done without it) or that it is perfect.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For in water, air, stone, metal, and most other substances, heat is variable, and may come and go, but all flame is hot, so that heat is always in attendance on the concretion of flame.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Friendship
  • Cure the disease and kill the patient. .
    • Of Friendship
  • Riches are for spending.
    • Of Expense
  • He that commands the sea is at great liberty, and may take as much and as little of the war as he will.^ This I thought good to add, because I plainly confess that a collection of history natural and experimental, such as I conceive it and as it ought to be, is a great, I may say a royal work, and of much labor and expense.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates
  • The greatness of an estate, in bulk and territory, doth fall under measure; and the greatness of finances and revenue, doth fall under computation. The population may appear by musters; and the number and greatness of cities and towns by cards and maps. .But yet there is not any thing amongst civil affairs more subject to error, than the right valuation and true judgment concerning the power and forces of an estate.^ And though every exclusion promotes the affirmative, yet this is done more decidedly when it occurs in the same than in different subjects.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As for the meeting of bodies from a distance, that is a rare occurrence, and yet it exists in more cases than are generally observed.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And yet air contracts heat much more quickly than stone.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates
  • There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic. A man's own observation, what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.
    • Of Regimen of Health
  • As for the passions and studies of the mind: avoid envy; anxious fears; anger fretting inwards; subtle and knotty inquisitions; joys and exhilarations in excess; sadness not communicated. .Entertain hopes; mirth rather than joy; variety of delights, rather than surfeit of them; wonder and admiration, and therefore novelties; studies that fill the mind with splendid and illustrious objects, as histories, fables, and contemplations of nature.^ Again the students of natural magic, who explain everything by sympathies and antipathies, have in their idle and most slothful conjectures ascribed to substances wonderful virtues and operations; and if ever they have produced works, they have been such as aim rather at admiration and novelty than at utility and fruit.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And for things that are mean or even filthy — things which (as Pliny says) must be introduced with an apology — such things, no less than the most splendid and costly, must be admitted into natural history.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Falling stars, as they are called, are commonly supposed to consist rather of some bright and lighted viscous substance, than to be of any strong fiery nature.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Regimen of Health
  • Suspicions amongst thoughts, are like bats amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight. Certainly they are to be repressed, or at least well guarded: for they cloud the mind; they leese friends; and they check with business, whereby business cannot go on currently and constantly. They dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to jealousy, wise men to irresolution and melancholy. .They are defects, not in the heart, but in the brain; for they take place in the stoutest natures.^ For that expansion must necessarily take place, and that there must needs follow thereon a discharge or removal of the opposing body, if flame be generated, they rightly judge.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Suspicion
  • Intermingle...jest with earnest.
    • Of Discourse
  • Discretion of speech, is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him, with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.^ So it does more harm than good.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But this assuredly is more than man can do, to whom it is granted only to proceed at first by negatives, and at last to end in affirmatives after exclusion has been exhausted.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lastly, the true form is such that it deduces the given nature from some source of being which is inherent in more natures, and which is better known in the natural order of things than the form itself.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Discourse
  • So ambitious men, if they find the way open for their rising, and still get forward, they are rather busy than dangerous; but if they be checked in their desires, they become secretly discontent, and look upon men and matters with an evil eye, and are best pleased, when things go backward.^ And though theirs is a fairer seeming way than arbitrary decisions, since they say that they by no means destroy all investigation, like Pyrrho and his Refrainers, but allow of some things to be followed as probable, though of none to be maintained as true; yet still when the human mind has once despaired of finding truth, its interest in all things grows fainter, and the result is that men turn aside to pleasant disputations and discourses and roam as it were from object to object, rather than keep on a course of severe inquisition.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But it is a far greater evil that they make the quiescent principles, wherefrom , and not the moving principles, whereby , things are produced, the object of their contemplation and inquiry.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For the theory which they have devised rather confuses the experiments than aids them.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Ambition
  • Nature is often hidden; sometimes overcome; seldom extinguished.
    • Of Nature in Men
  • Men's thoughts, are much according to their inclination; their discourse and speeches, according to their learning and infused opinions; but their deeds, are after as they have been accustomed.^ For certainly chance has something to do with men's thoughts, as well as with their works and deeds.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For it is by discourse that men associate, and words are imposed according to the apprehension of the vulgar.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For this is not what I am about, nor do I think that it matters much to the fortunes of men what abstract notions one may entertain concerning nature and the principles of things.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Custom and Education
  • If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she is blind, she is not invisible.
    • Of Fortune
  • Chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands.^ For if a man be pinned to the ground, tied hand and foot, or otherwise held fast, and yet struggle to rise with all his might, the resistance is not the less though it be unsuccessful.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Fortune
  • Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.
    • Of Youth and Age
  • Virtue is like a rich stone — best plain set.
    • Of Beauty
.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
  • There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
    • Of Beauty
  • Deformed persons are commonly even with nature; for as nature hath done ill by them, so do they by nature; being for the most part (as the Scripture saith) void of natural affection; and so they have their revenge of nature.^ For it is strange how careless men are in this matter; for they study nature only by fits and at intervals, and when bodies are finished and completed, not while she is at work upon them.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And for things that are mean or even filthy — things which (as Pliny says) must be introduced with an apology — such things, no less than the most splendid and costly, must be admitted into natural history.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For most certain it is that he who will not attend to things like these as being too paltry and minute, can neither win the kingdom of nature nor govern it.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Deformity
  • Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.^ Whatever therefore serves to exclude them may justly be reckoned among things of general use.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Building
  • God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures. .
    • Of Gardens
  • If you would work any man, you must either know his nature and fashions, and so lead him; or his ends, and so persuade him or his weakness and disadvantages, and so awe him or those that have interest in him, and so govern him.^ And even in the case of simple natures I would not be understood to speak of abstract forms and ideas, either not defined in matter at all, or ill defined.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But my course and method, as I have often clearly stated and would wish to state again, is this — not to extract works from works or experiments from experiments (as an empiric), but from works and experiments to extract causes and axioms, and again from those causes and axioms new works and experiments, as a legitimate interpreter of nature.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We must therefore consider, if a man wanted to generate and superinduce any nature upon a given body, what kind of rule or direction or guidance he would most wish for, and express the same in the simplest and least abstruse language.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .In dealing with cunning persons, we must ever consider their ends, to interpret their speeches; and it is good to say little to them, and that which they least look for.
    In all negotiations of difficulty, a man may not look to sow and reap at once; but must prepare business, and so ripen it by degrees.^ And assuredly in the interpretation of nature the mind should by all means be so prepared and disposed that while it rests and finds footing in due stages and degrees of certainty, it may remember withal (especially at the beginning) that what it has before it depends in great measure upon what remains behind.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We must therefore form tables and arrangements of instances, in such a method and order that the understanding may be able to deal with them.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We must therefore consider, if a man wanted to generate and superinduce any nature upon a given body, what kind of rule or direction or guidance he would most wish for, and express the same in the simplest and least abstruse language.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Negotiating
  • Costly followers are not to be liked; lest while a man maketh his train longer, he make his wings shorter. .
    • Of Followers and Friends
  • To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament, is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humor of a scholar. They perfect nature, and are perfected by experience: for natural abilities are like natural plants, that need proyning, by study; and studies themselves, do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
    • Of Studies
  • Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
    • Of Studies
  • 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.^ Of these five instances of the lamp, the first strengthen, enlarge, and rectify the immediate actions of the senses; the second make manifest things which are not directly perceptible by means of others which are; the third indicate the continued processes or series of those things and motions which are for the most part unobserved except in their end or periods; the fourth provide the sense with some substitute when it utterly fails; the fifth excite the attention and notice of the sense, and at the same time set bounds to the subtlety of things.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For wise and serious men are wont in these matters to be altogether distrustful, considering with themselves the obscurity of nature, the shortness of life, the deceitfulness of the senses, the weakness of the judgment, the difficulty of experiment, and the like; and so supposing that in the revolution of time and of the ages of the world the sciences have their ebbs and flows; that at one season they grow and flourish, at another wither and decay, yet in such sort that when they have reached a certain point and condition they can advance no further.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But when the spirit is neither wholly detained nor wholly discharged, but only makes trials and experiments within its prison house, and meets with tangible parts that are obedient and ready to follow, so that wheresoever the spirit leads they go along with it, then ensues the forming of an organic body and the development of organic parts, and all the other vital actions as well in vegetable as in animal substances.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Studies
  • Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
    • Of Studies
  • Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.^ For a natural history which is composed for its own sake is not like one that is collected to supply the understanding with information for the building up of philosophy.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Good hopes may therefore be conceived of natural philosophy, when natural history, which is the basis and foundation of it, has been drawn up on a better plan; but not till then.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For it is strange how careless men are in this matter; for they study nature only by fits and at intervals, and when bodies are finished and completed, not while she is at work upon them.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Of Studies
  • A wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds.
    • Of Ceremonies and Respect
  • Certainly fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swoln, and drowns things weighty and solid.^ And therefore they were in my judgment more successful; only that their works were in the course of time obscured by those slighter persons who had more which suits and pleases the capacity and tastes of the vulgar; time, like a river, bringing down to us things which are light and puffed up, but letting weighty matters sink.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But we may have an instance of the fingerpost more nicely adapted to this purpose, if the thing can be made manifest with bicolored lights.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To suppose, therefore, that things like these are of no use is the same as to suppose that light is of no use, because it is not a thing solid or material.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Praise
  • Glorious men are the scorn of wise men, the admiration of fools, the idols of parasites, and the slaves of their own vaunts.
    • Of Vain-Glory
.
The greatest vicissitude of things amongst men is the vicissitude of sects and religions.
  • The winning of honor, is but the revealing of a man's virtue and worth, without disadvantage.^ But by far the greatest obstacle to the progress of science and to the undertaking of new tasks and provinces therein is found in this — that men despair and think things impossible.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Honor and Reputation
  • Judges ought to remember, that their office is jus dicere, and not jus dare; to interpret law, and not to make law, or give law.
    • Of Judicature
  • To seek to extinguish anger utterly, is but a bravery of the Stoics. We have better oracles: Be angry, but sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. .Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time.
    • Of Anger
  • The greatest vicissitude of things amongst men is the vicissitude of sects and religions.^ But by far the greatest obstacle to the progress of science and to the undertaking of new tasks and provinces therein is found in this — that men despair and think things impossible.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ First, then, I must request men not to suppose that after the fashion of ancient Greeks, and of certain moderns, as Telesius, Patricius, Severinus, I wish to found a new sect in philosophy.
    • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Of Vicissitude of Things

The World (1629)

  • The world's a bubble, and the life of man
    Less than a span.
  • Who then to frail mortality shall trust
    But limns the water, or but writes in dust.
  • What then remains but that we still should cry
    Not to be born, or, being born, to die?

Resuscitatio (1657)

  • Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
    • Proposition touching Amendment of Laws

Unsourced

  • Imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Misattributed

  • Choose the best life; for habit will make it pleasant

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.FRANCIS BACON (BARON VERULAM, VISCOUNT ST ALBANS) (1561-1626), English philosopher, statesman and essayist, was born at York House in the Strand, London, on the 22nd of January 1560/1. He was the youngest son of Sir Nicholas Baccn (q.v.^ Bacon was a philosopher, statesman, and essayist.
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^ Picture of Sir Francis Bacon the famous Statesman .

). .His mother, the second wife of Sir Nicholas, was a daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, formerly tutor to Edward VI.^ Sir Nicholas B., Lord Keeper, by his second wife, a dau.
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^ Nicholas marries Anne, daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, tutor to Edward VI, and sister of Mildred, wife of William Cecil (subsequently Lord Burghley).
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^ His mother, the second wife of Sir Nicholas, was a daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, formerly tutor to Edward VI .

.She was a woman of considerable culture, well skilled in the classical studies of the period, and a warm adherent of the Reformed or Puritan Church.^ She was a woman of considerable culture, well skilled in the classical studies of the period, and a warm adherent of the Reformed or Puritan Church.

^ In the Dark Ages it was well for the teachers of mankind to uphold the dogmas of the Church, which they did with masterly dialectical skill.

.Very little is known of Bacon's early life and education.^ Little or nothing is known of their married life.

^ Very little is known of Bacon's early life and education.

^ (Early life of Lord Bacon.
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.His health being then, as always, extremely delicate, he probably received much of his instruction at home.^ His health being then, as always, extremely delicate, he probably received much of his instruction at home.

^ Biographers believe that Bacon received an education at home in his early years, and that his health during that time, as later, was delicate.
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^ This difference was finally smoothed over, and it was probably through his influence that Bacon received the much-desired permission to come within the verge of the court.

.In April 1 573 he was entered at Trinity College, Cambridge, where for three years he resided with his brother Anthony.^ He had a brother, Anthony, two years his elder.
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^ April, enters Trinity college, Cambridge where he studies all the sciences then taught.

^ He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1573 at the age of 13, living for three years there with his older brother Anthony Bacon.
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.At Cambridge he applied himself diligently to the several sciences as then taught, and came to the conclusion that the methods employed and the results attained were alike erroneous.^ At Cambridge he applied himself diligently to the several sciences as then taught, and came to the conclusion that the methods employed and the results attained were alike erroneous.

^ Here also his studies of science brought him to the conclusion that the methods (and thus the results) were erroneous.
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^ While he did not complete this ambitious project nor make significant scientific advances himself, his powerful advocacy of the scientific method opened the way for a renaissance in science in England.

.Although he preserved a reverence for Aristotle (of whom, however, he seems to have known but little), he learned to despise the current Aristotelian philosophy.^ Although he preserved a reverence for Aristotle (of whom, however, he seems to have known but little), he learned to despise the current Aristotelian philosophy .

^ He studied at the University for three years, during which he came to understand that although Aristotle had been a great thinker, his philosophy was in fact off the mark.

^ His reverence for Aristotle conflicted with his dislike of Aristotelian philosophy, which seemed barren, disputatious, and wrong in its objectives.
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.It yielded no fruit, was serviceable only for disputation, and the end it proposed to itself was a mistaken one.^ It yielded no fruit , was serviceable only for disputation, and the end it proposed to itself was a mistaken one.

^ For no one successfully investigates the nature of a thing in the thing itself; the inquiry must be enlarged so as to become more general.
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.Philosophy must be taught its true purpose, and for this purpose a new method must be devised.^ The new method - Human philosophy .
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^ Philosophy must be taught its true purpose, and for this purpose a new method must be devised.

^ After his enforced retirement from public life he devoted himself to his work, inevitably incomplete because he sought to construct a new method for developing philosophy.
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.With the first germs of this great conception in his mind, Bacon left the university.^ With the first germs of this great conception in his mind, Bacon left the university.

^ There is no doubt that Bacon, the first great teacher of the inductive method in modern times, shares with Descartes the honor of inaugurating modern philosophy.
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^ Sir Francis Bacon - More quotations on: [ Revenge ] Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
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.On the 27th of June 1576 he and his brother Anthony were entered de societate magistrorum at Gray's Inn, and a few months later he was sent abroad with Sir Amyas Paulet, the English ambassador at Paris.^ In 1576 he was admitted to Gray's Inn, and went to Paris with Sir Amyas Paulet, the British Ambassador.
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^ He lived with the English ambassador in Paris, 1576-9.

^ Attaché to Ambassador Sir Amias Paulet, British Embassy, Paris , 1576-79.
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.The disturbed state of government and society in France at that time afforded him valuable political instruction.^ The disturbed state of government and society in France under Henry III afforded him valuable political instruction.
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^ The disturbed state of government and society in France at that time afforded him valuable political instruction.

^ The Life and Works of John Locke The ideas of John Locke can be found in the United States Declaration of Independence as well as in the modern political views of government.

.It was formerly supposed that certain Notes on the State of Christendom, usually printed in his works, contain the results of his observations, but Spedding has shown that there is no reason for ascribing these Notes to him, and that they may be attributed with more probability to one of his brother Anthony's correspondents.^ There was no haphazard work about it.
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.The sudden death of his father in February 1578/9 necessitated Bacon's return to England, and exercised a very serious influence on his fortunes.^ The sudden death of his father in February 1579 necessitated Bacon’s return to England, and seriously influenced his fortunes.
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^ The sudden death of his father in February 1578/9 necessitated Bacon's return to England , and exercised a very serious influence on his fortunes.

^ The sudden death of his father in February 1579 necessitated Bacon's return to England, and seriously influenced his fortunes.

.A considerable sum of money had been laid up by Sir Nicholas for the purchase of an estate for his youngest son, the only 'one otherwise unprovided for.^ A considerable sum of money had been laid up by Sir Nicholas for the purchase of an estate for his youngest son, the only 'one otherwise unprovided for.

^ He was the youngest son of Sir Nicholas Baccn (q.v.

^ Sir Nicholas had laid up a considerable sum of money to purchase an estate for his youngest son, but he died before doing so, and Francis was left with only a fifth of that money.
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.Owing to his sudden death, this intention was not carried out, and a fifth only of the money descended to Francis.^ Owing to his sudden death, this intention was not carried out, and a fifth only of the money descended to Francis .

^ He was recalled abruptly after the sudden death of his father, who left him relatively little money.
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^ Reclusive, crazy and not as prolific as most other artists, Francis Bacon produced only around 1,000 paintings before his death.
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.This was one of the gravest misfortunes of his life; he started with insufficient means, acquired a habit of borrowing and was never afterwards out of debt.^ This was one of the gravest misfortunes of his life; he started with insufficient means, acquired a habit of borrowing and was never afterwards out of debt.

^ Having started with insufficient means, he borrowed money and became habitually in debt.
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^ Francis Bacon started out his professional life as a lawyer, and his philosophy of law was one of absolute duty to the Sovereign, but he is most well known as an advocate and defender of the scientific revolution.

As it had become necessary that he should adopt some profession, he selected that of law, and took up his residence at Gray's Inn in 1579.
.In the fragment De Interpretation Naturae Prooemium (written probably about 1603) Bacon analyses his own mental character and lays before us the objects he had in view when he entered on public life.^ Career In the fragment De Interpretatione Naturae Prooemium (written probably about 1603) Bacon analyses his own mental character and establishes his goals, which were threefold: discovery of truth, service to his country, and service to the church.
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^ De interpretatione naturae (c.1603) 12.

^ In the fragment De Interpretatione Naturae Prooemium (written probably about 1603) Bacon analyses his own mental character and establishes his goals, which were threefold: discovery of truth, service to his country, and service to the church.
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.If his opening sentence, " Ego cum me ad utilitates humanas natum existimarem " (" since I thought myself born to be of advantage to mankind "), seems at first sight a little arrogant, it must be remembered that it is the arrogance of Aristotle's µeyaXop/ivXos, 1 who thinks himself worthy of great things, and is worthy.^ And first, for those things which seem common.
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^ If his opening sentence, " Ego cum me ad utilitates humanas natum existimarem " (" since I thought myself born to be of advantage to mankind "), seems at first sight a little arrogant, it must be remembered that it is the arrogance of Aristotle's µeyaXop/ivXos, 1 who thinks himself worthy of great things, and is worthy.

^ Because, in short, he has sacrificed himself for the sake of mankind, though but a few Elect may profit by the Great Sacrifice.
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.The ideal of production of good to the human race through the discovery of truth, was combined in him with the practical desire to be of service to his country.^ The ideal of production of good to the human race through the discovery of truth, was combined in him with the practical desire to be of service to his country.

^ Career In the fragment De Interpretatione Naturae Prooemium (written probably about 1603) Bacon analyses his own mental character and establishes his goals, which were threefold: discovery of truth, service to his country, and service to the church.
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^ In the fragment De Interpretatione Naturae Prooemium (written probably about 1603) Bacon analyses his own mental character and establishes his goals, which were threefold: discovery of truth, service to his country, and service to the church.
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.He purposed, therefore, to obtain, if possible, some honourable post in the state which would give him the means of realizing these projects, and would enable him to do somewhat for the church, the third of the objects whose good he had at heart.^ And Sylvester must have some opinion on whether the figure resembles him, or how it could have been mislaid all these years.
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^ Knowing that a prestigious post would aid him toward these ends, in 1580 he applied, through his uncle, Lord Burghley, for a post at court which might enable him to devote himself to a life of learning.

^ In point of fact, he considered himself a good Catholic and with respect to the "truths of revelation" he clearly stated, "I would not have dared to ...
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.The constant striving after these three ends is the key to Bacon's life.^ The constant striving after these three ends is the key to Bacon's life.

^ Although the king later pardoned him, this was the end of Bacon's public life.
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^ Francis Bacon offers his opinion on many different topics in these essays, ranging from life and death to love and anger.
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.His qualifications for accomplishing the task were not small.^ His qualifications for accomplishing the task were not small.

.His intellect was far-seeing and acute, quick and yet cautious, meditative, methodical and free from prejudice.^ His intellect was far-seeing and acute, quick and yet cautious, meditative, methodical and free from prejudice .

^ Our method of discovering the sciences is such as to leave little to the acuteness and strength of wit, and indeed rather to level wit and intellect.
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.If we add to this account that he seems to have been of an unusually amiable disposition we have a fairly complete picture of his mental character at this critical period of his life.^ If we add to this account that he seems to have been of an unusually amiable disposition we have a fairly complete picture of his mental character at this critical period of his life.

^ Rembrandt and His Works Comprising a Short Account of His Life; with a Critical Examination into His Principles and Practice of Design, Light, Shade, and Colour.
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.In 1580 he appears to have taken the first step in his career by applying, through his uncle, Burghley, the lord treasurer, for some post at court.^ In 1580 he appears to have taken the first step in his career by applying, through his uncle, Burghley, the lord treasurer, for some post at court.

^ Knowing that a prestigious post would aid him toward these ends, in 1580 he applied, through his uncle, Lord Burghley, for a post at court which might enable him to devote himself to a life of learning.

^ It was a hidden treasure which the Lord Bacon had some notion of, and which all the philosophers, encouraged by his promises, endeavoured to dig up.
  • Modern History Sourcebook: Voltaire: On Francis Bacon, from Letters on The Englishor Lettres Philosophiques, c. 1778 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.fordham.edu [Source type: Original source]

.His suit, though well received by the queen, was unsuccessful; the particulars are totally unknown.^ His suit, though well received by the queen, was unsuccessful; the particulars are totally unknown.

.For two years after this disappointment he worked quietly at Gray's Inn, and in 1582 was admitted an outer barrister.^ Made outer barister at Gray's Inn.

^ He studied law and in 1582 became a barrister of Gray's Inn.
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^ His application failed, and for the next two years he worked quietly at Gray’s Inn giving himself seriously to the study of law, until admitted as an outer barrister in 1582.
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.In 1584 he took his seat in parliament for Melcombe in Dorsetshire, but the notes for the session do not disclose what reputation he gained.^ Takes a seat in parliament for Dorsetshire.

^ In the meantime, he was elected to Parliament in 1584 as a member for Melcombe in Dorsetshire.
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^ In 1584 he took his seat in parliament for Melcombe in Dorset, and subsequently for Taunton (1586).
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.About the same time he made another application to Burghley, apparently with a view to expediting his progress at the bar.^ About the same time he made another application to Burghley, apparently with a view to expediting his progress at the bar .

^ We were sitting there, and I made a joke about how it doesn’t dovetail: time, one minute running out faster than the one in front it catches up to.
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^ At the same time, they removed any hint of idealism, since not every gesture made by the human form is beautiful.
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.His uncle, who appears to have " taken his zeal for ambition," wrote him a severe letter, taking him to task for arrogance and pride, qualities which Bacon vehemently disclaimed.^ His uncle, who appears to have " taken his zeal for ambition," wrote him a severe letter, taking him to task for arrogance and pride, qualities which Bacon vehemently disclaimed.

^ At age 31 (1592) Bacon wrote to William Cecil, baron Burghley , who was his uncle, seeking a position.
  • Francis BACON (1�. V. St. Albans) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.tudorplace.com.ar [Source type: Original source]

^ (Along these lines see also the letters Bacon wrote to all the important people offering his services when Fames came to the throne.

.As his advancement at the bar was unusually rapid, his uncle's influence may have been exerted in his behalf.^ As his advancement at the bar was unusually rapid, his uncle's influence may have been exerted in his behalf.

^ To do the new favourite justice, he early exerted his influence in behalf of his illustrious friend.
  • Francis Bacon (Pepys' Diary) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.pepysdiary.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 1589 he received the first substantial piece of patronage from his powerful kinsman, the reversion of the clerkship of the Star Chamber.^ Clerk of Star Chamber, 1589- .

^ In 1589 he received the first substantial piece of patronage from his powerful kinsman, the reversion of the clerkship of the Star Chamber .

^ About this time he seems again to have approached his powerful uncle, the result of which may possibly be traced in his rapid progress at the bar, and in his receiving, in 1589, the reversion to the Clerkship of the Star Chamber, a valuable appointment, the enjoyment of which, however, he did not enter into until 1608.

.The office was worth about £1600 a year; bat it did not become vacant for nearly twenty years.^ The office was worth about £1600 a year; bat it did not become vacant for nearly twenty years.

^ Until 1607, when James I had reigned nearly four years, he had advanced no further in office than to be given the reversion of the post of Registrar of the Star Chamber.
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^ Epilogue: after nearly twenty years the famous article of 1998 in The Independent, it insinuates that the history is “debatable”!?

.A considerable period of his life thus slipped away, and his affairs had not prospered.^ A considerable period of his life thus slipped away, and his affairs had not prospered.

^ The best years of his life have apparently slipped away from him barren of creative effort.
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.He had written on the condition of parties in the church; he had set down his thoughts on philosophical reform in the lost tract, Temporis Partus Maximus; but he had failed in obtaining the position which he looked upon as an indispensable condition 1 See Nic.^ He wrote on the condition of parties in the church, and he set down his thoughts on philosophical reform in the lost tract, Temporis Partus Maximus, but he failed to obtain a position of the kind he thought necessary for success.
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^ He had written on the condition of parties in the church; he had set down his thoughts on philosophical reform in the lost tract, Temporis Partus Maximus ; but he had failed in obtaining the position which he looked upon as an indispensable condition 1 See Nic.

^ Even in the curious tract Temporis Partus Masculus , where he deliberately lashes himself into a passion against all other philosophers, calls Plato a crack-brained theologian, and addresses Galen as " O pestis, o canicula!
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of success. .A long and eloquent letter to Burghley 2 throws additional light upon his character, and gives a hint as to the cause of his uncle's slackness in promoting him.^ A long and eloquent letter to Burghley 2 throws additional light upon his character, and gives a hint as to the cause of his uncle's slackness in promoting him.

^ If Bacon was the author it throws considerable light on his relations with Burghley and establishes the fact that they were of the most cordial and affectionate character.
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^ His uncle, who appears to have " taken his zeal for ambition," wrote him a severe letter, taking him to task for arrogance and pride, qualities which Bacon vehemently disclaimed.

.Some time before this, perhaps as early as 1588, Bacon appears to have become acquainted with the earl of Essex, Elizabeth's favourite.^ Some time before this, perhaps as early as 1588, Bacon appears to have become acquainted with the earl of Essex , Elizabeth's favourite.

^ Biographers believe that Bacon received an education at home in his early years, and that his health during that time, as later, was delicate.
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^ During this period Bacon became acquainted with Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1567-1601), Queen Elizabeth 's favourite.

.At the close of 1591 he was acting as the earl's confidential adviser, and exerted himself, together with his brother Anthony, diligently in the earl's service.^ His brother Anthony was also in Essex 's service.
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^ By 1591 he was acting as the earl’s confidential adviser.
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^ By 1591 he was acting as the earl's confidential adviser.

.In February 1 593 parliament was called, and Bacon took his seat for Middlesex.^ Bacon took his seat for Middlesex when in February 1593 Elizabeth called a Parliament to investigate a Catholic plot against her.
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^ Bacon took his seat for Middlesex when in February 1593 Elizabeth called a Parliament to investigate a Roman Catholic plot against her.

^ In February 1 593 parliament was called, and Bacon took his seat for Middlesex .

.The special occasion for which the House had been sum moned was the discovery of one of the numerous popish plots that distracted Elizabeth's reign.^ The special occasion for which the House had been sum moned was the discovery of one of the numerous popish plots that distracted Elizabeth's reign.

.As Bacon's conduct in this emergency seriously affected his fortunes and has been much misunderstood, it is necessary to state, as briefly as possible, the whole facts of the case.^ As Bacon's conduct in this emergency seriously affected his fortunes and has been much misunderstood, it is necessary to state, as briefly as possible, the whole facts of the case.

^ The sudden death of his father in February 1579 necessitated Bacon’s return to England, and seriously influenced his fortunes.
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^ Bacon purchased a chicken (fowl) to investigate this possibility, but, during the endeavour of stuffing it with snow, contracted a fatal case of pneumonia.
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.The House having been duly informed of the state necessities, assented to a double subsidy and appointed a committee to draw up the requisite articles.^ The House having been duly informed of the state necessities, assented to a double subsidy and appointed a committee to draw up the requisite articles.

^ Bencher, 1586, Lent reader, 1588, and double reader, 1600, Gray's Inn ; member of a committee of lawyers appointed to review statutes, 1588.
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^ A double subsidy was granted, which was expressly stated to be " not on any consideration or condition for or concerning the Palatinate."

.Before this was completed, a message arrived from the House of Lords requesting a conference, which was granted.^ Before this was completed, a message arrived from the House of Lords requesting a conference, which was granted.

.The committee of the Commons were then informed that the crisis demanded a triple subsidy to be collected in a shorter time than usual, that the Lords could not assent to less than this, and that they desired to confer on the matter.^ The committee of the Commons were then informed that the crisis demanded a triple subsidy to be collected in a shorter time than usual, that the Lords could not assent to less than this, and that they desired to confer on the matter.

^ In time he acquired a seat in the House of Commons, was knighted, held the position of Lord Chancellor and Baron Verulam, and Viscount St. Albans.

^ No less than the latter did he insist on accommodation to times and circumstances as the pathway to success.
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.This proposal of the Lords to discuss supply infringed upon the privileges of the Commons; accordingly, when the report of committee was read to the Lower House, Bacon spoke against the proposed conference, pointing out at the same time that a communication from the Lords might be received, but that the actual deliberation on it must be taken by themselves alone.^ Bacon spoke against feudal privileges and opposed the enclosure of common lands by land-owners.
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^ This proposal of the Lords to discuss supply infringed upon the privileges of the Commons; accordingly, when the report of committee was read to the Lower House, Bacon spoke against the proposed conference, pointing out at the same time that a communication from the Lords might be received, but that the actual deliberation on it must be taken by themselves alone.

^ Bacon is the only person in History to be a member of the House of Lords and the House of Commons at the same time.
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.His motion, after some delay, was carried and the conference was rejected.^ His motion, after some delay, was carried and the conference was rejected.

.The Lords upon this lowered their demands, and desired merely to make a communication, which, being legitimate, was at once assented to.^ The Lords upon this lowered their demands, and desired merely to make a communication, which, being legitimate, was at once assented to.

^ The committee of the Commons were then informed that the crisis demanded a triple subsidy to be collected in a shorter time than usual, that the Lords could not assent to less than this, and that they desired to confer on the matter.

^ Once the community is purified, good fortune throughout the year is assured by making offerings to the gods of health and wealth.
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.The House had then before them the proposal for a triple subsidy, to be collected in three, or, as the motion ultimately was shaped, in four years, instead of in six, as the ordinary custom would have been.^ The House had then before them the proposal for a triple subsidy, to be collected in three, or, as the motion ultimately was shaped, in four years, instead of in six, as the ordinary custom would have been.

^ He was the first person in the West to come up with a recipe for gunpowder, and he suggested reforms to the calendar, which would ultimately be implemented hundreds of years later.
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^ Anyway, I didn't talk to Francis for about three or four years after that.
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.Bacon, who approved of the increased subsidy, was opposed to the short period in which it was proposed to raise it.^ Bacon, who approved of the increased subsidy, was opposed to the short period in which it was proposed to raise it.

^ Bacon enjoyed the patronage of Essex, who headed a court faction opposed to the Cecils, 1592-1601.

^ The match was distasteful to Lady Hatton and to her daughter; a violent quarrel was the consequence, and Bacon, who thought the proposed marriage most unsuitable, took Lady Hatton's part.

.He suggested that it would be difficult or impossible for the people to meet such heavy demands, that discontent and trouble would arise, and that the better method of procedure was to raise money by levy or imposition.^ He suggested that it would be difficult or impossible for the people to meet such heavy demands, that discontent and trouble would arise, and that the better method of procedure was to raise money by levy or imposition .

^ It would seem that the real problem was that many people, and the Parliament that was meeting, had finally had it with Buckingham 's influence over the King (and the resulting political influence of Buckingham 's family).
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^ It has been suggested that he had a secret Society, by the agency of which he carried through his works, but it is difficult to find any evidence that such a Society existed.
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.His motion appears to have received no support, and the four years' subsidy was passed unanimously.^ His motion appears to have received no support, and the four years' subsidy was passed unanimously.

^ Until 1607, when James I had reigned nearly four years, he had advanced no further in office than to be given the reversion of the post of Registrar of the Star Chamber.
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^ The House had then before them the proposal for a triple subsidy, to be collected in three, or, as the motion ultimately was shaped, in four years, instead of in six, as the ordinary custom would have been.

.Bacon, as it turned out, had been mistaken in thinking that the country would be unable to meet the increased taxation, and his conduct, though prompted by a pure desire to be of service to the queen, gave deep and well-nigh ineradicable offence.^ Bacon, as it turned out, had been mistaken in thinking that the country would be unable to meet the increased taxation , and his conduct, though prompted by a pure desire to be of service to the queen, gave deep and well-nigh ineradicable offence.

^ She would also vet the propositions Bacon received from ads offering his services as a "gentlemen's companion," which means exactly what you think.
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^ Bacon pointed out the need for clear and accurate thinking, showing that any mastery of the world in which man lives was dependent upon careful understanding.
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.He was accused 2 " I wax now somewhat ancient; one-and-thirty years is a great deal of sand in the hour-glass....I ever bare a mind (in some middle place that I could discharge) to serve her majesty; not as a man born under Sol, that loveth honour; nor under Jupiter, that loveth business (for the contemplative planet carrieth me away wholly); but as a man born under an excellent sovereign, that deserveth the dedication of all men's abilities.^ He was accused 2 " I wax now somewhat ancient; one-and- thirty years is a great deal of sand in the hour-glass....I ever bare a mind (in some middle place that I could discharge) to serve her majesty ; not as a man born under Sol, that loveth honour; nor under Jupiter , that loveth business (for the contemplative planet carrieth me away wholly); but as a man born under an excellent sovereign, that deserveth the dedication of all men's abilities.

^ To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of exercise is one of the best precepts of long lasting.

^ Unfortunately we know nothing else of the Welshman who was the lover of one of the most powerful men in England at that time and one of the greatest minds of all time.

... .Again, the meanness of my estate doth somewhat move me; for though I cannot accuse myself that I am either prodigal or slothful, yet my health is not to spend, nor my course to get.^ Again, the meanness of my estate doth somewhat move me; for though I cannot accuse myself that I am either prodigal or slothful, yet my health is not to spend, nor my course to get.

^ The laymen have a genuine thirst for knowledge yet they cannot know what is uncovered either by religion or by science.
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^ Let the nineteenth and last motion be one which, though it hardly answers to the name, is yet indisputably a motion; and let us call it the motion of repose , or of aversion to move .
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.Lastly, I confess that I have as vast contemplative ends as I have moderate civil ends; for I have taken all knowledge to be my province; and if I could purge it of two sorts of rovers, whereof the one with frivolous disputations, confutations and verbosities, the other with blind experiments and auricular traditions and impostures, hath committed so many spoils, I hope I should bring in industrious observations, grounded conclusions and profitable inventions and discoveries - the best state of that province.^ Meditationes Sacræ [ Sacred Meditations ] (1597) "De Hæresibus" [Of Heresies] I confess that I have as vast contemplative ends, as I have moderate civil ends: for I have taken all knowledge to be my province ; and if I could purge it of two sorts of rovers, whereof the one with frivolous disputations, confutations, and verbosities, the other with blind experiments and auricular traditions and impostures, hath committed so many spoils, I hope I should bring in industrious observations, grounded conclusions, and profitable inventions and discoveries; the best state of that province.
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^ I have taken all knowledge to be my province.

^ Counsel is of two sorts: the one concerning manners, the other concerning business.
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.This, whether it be curiosity, or vain-glory, or nature, or (if one take it favourably) philanthropia, is so fixed in my mind as it cannot be removed.^ This, whether it be curiosity, or vain- glory , or nature, or (if one take it favourably) philanthropia, is so fixed in my mind as it cannot be removed.

^ "This," he said, "whether it be curiosity or vainglory, or (if one takes it favourably) philanthropia, is so fixed in my mind as it cannot be removed."
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^ This, whether it be curiosity, or vain glory, or nature, or (if one take it favourably) philanthropia, is so fixed in my mind as it cannot be removed.
  • Francis Bacon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Francis Bacon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.And I do easily see, that place of any reasonable commandment doth bring commandment of more wits than of a man's own.^ And I do easily see, that place of any reasonable commandment doth bring commandment of more wits than of a man's own.

^ And I do easily see, that place of any reasonable countenance doth bring commandment of more wits than of a man's own; which is the thing I greatly affect.
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  • Francis Bacon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit: and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know, that he doth not.
  • "Of studies" by Francis Bacon 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC essays.quotidiana.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

. .And if your lordship shall find now, or at any time, that I do seek or affect any place whereunto any that is nearer to your lordship shall be convenient, say then that I am a most dishonest man.^ I am seeking any places to find more.

^ And if your lordship shall find now, or at any time, that I do seek or affect any place whereunto any that is nearer to your lordship shall be convenient, say then that I am a most dishonest man.

^ "The most prodigious wit, that ever I knew of my nation, and of this side of the sea, is of your Lordship's name, though he be known by another.
  • Baconian Evidence for Shakespeare Authorship 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.sirbacon.org [Source type: Original source]

.And if your lordship will not carry me on, ...^ And if your lordship will not carry me on, ...

this I will do, I will sell the inheritance that I have, and purchase some lease of quick revenue, or some office of gain that shall be executed by deputy, and so give over all care of service, and become some sorry bookmaker, or a true pioneer in that mine of truth." - Spedding, Letters and Life, i. .108-109. of seeking popularity, and was for a time excluded from the court.^ His opposition to a bill that would levy triple subsidies in half the usual time (he objected to the time span) offended many people; he was accused of seeking popularity, and was for a time excluded from the court.
  • FRANCIS BACON Biography - Other artists & entretainers 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.findbiography.org [Source type: Original source]
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.His letter to Burghley,' who had told him of the queen's displeasure with his speech, offers no apology for what he had said, but expresses regret that his motives should have been misunderstood.^ His letter to Burghley,' who had told him of the queen's displeasure with his speech, offers no apology for what he had said, but expresses regret that his motives should have been misunderstood.

^ Three years later, he wrote his first political memorandum, “A Letter of Advice to Queen Elizabeth,” which earned him considerable attention.
  • Happy Birthday, Sir Francis Bacon, Historian, Lawyer, Politician and Philosopher 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.findingdulcinea.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the nineteenth of March the King sent a message to the Commons, Expressing his deep regret that so eminent a person as the Chancellor should be suspected of misconduct.
  • Francis Bacon (Pepys' Diary) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.pepysdiary.com [Source type: Original source]

.He soon felt that the queen's anger was not to be appeased by such a justification.^ He soon felt that the queen's anger was not to be appeased by such a justification .

.The attorney-generalship had fallen vacant and Bacon became a candidate for the office, his most formidable rival being his life-long antagonist, Edward Coke, who was then solicitor.^ The attorney -generalship had fallen vacant and Bacon became a candidate for the office, his most formidable rival being his life-long antagonist, Edward Coke , who was then solicitor .

^ When the attorney-generalship fell vacant in 1594 and Bacon became a candidate for the office, Lord Essex’s influence could not secure him the position; in fashion, Bacon failed to become solicitor in 1595.
  • FRANCIS BACON Biography - Other artists & entretainers 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.findbiography.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1613 Bacon was appointed Attorney General; and in this new office he soon became entangled in dispute with Coke on constitutional principles, and made himself obnoxious to the people at large by his unscrupulous cupidity.
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.Essex warmly espoused Bacon's cause and earnestly pressed his claims upon the queen; but his impetuous, pettish pleading tended to retard the cause.^ Essex warmly espoused Bacon's cause and earnestly pressed his claims upon the queen; but his impetuous, pettish pleading tended to retard the cause.

^ During this period Bacon became acquainted with Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1567-1601), Queen Elizabeth’s favourite.
  • FRANCIS BACON Biography - Other artists & entretainers 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.findbiography.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the following year he penned his "Letter of Advice to Queen Elizabeth", a document of considerable interest to Catholics , as expressing Bacon's views upon their treatment.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Baconian System of Philosophy 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.Burghley, on the other hand, in no way promoted his nephew's interest; he would recommend him for the solicitorship, but not for the attorney-generalship; and it is not improbable that Sir Robert Cecil secretly used his influence against his cousin.^ The Attorney-Generalship was given to him in 1613.
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^ Burghley, on the other hand, in no way promoted his nephew's interest; he would recommend him for the solicitorship, but not for the attorney-generalship; and it is not improbable that Sir Robert Cecil secretly used his influence against his cousin.

^ When the attorney-generalship fell vacant in 1594 and Bacon became a candidate for the office, Lord Essex’s influence could not secure him the position; in fashion, Bacon failed to become solicitor in 1595.
  • FRANCIS BACON Biography - Other artists & entretainers 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.findbiography.org [Source type: Original source]

.The queen delayed the appointment, and Bacon's fortunes, as they then stood, could ill brook delay.^ The queen delayed the appointment, and Bacon's fortunes, as they then stood, could ill brook delay.

^ Memorial to Francis Bacon, in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge In 1596 he was made a Queen's Counsel, but missed the appointment of Master of the Rolls.

^ Francis official and financial situation could and should have been different, as also Anthonys: they had both served the Queen and Burghley faithfully and unceasingly.
  • Francis Bacon - Life 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.fbrt.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

.He was harassed with debt and at times so disheartened that he contemplated retirement from public life.^ He was harassed with debt and at times so disheartened that he contemplated retirement from public life.

^ After his enforced retirement from public life he devoted himself to his work, inevitably incomplete because he sought to construct a new method for developing philosophy.
  • Sir Francis Bacon : Textualities 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC textualities.net [Source type: Original source]

.In March 1594 it was at last understood that Coke was to be attorney-general.^ In March 1594 it was at last understood that Coke was to be attorney-general .

^ When Coke was appointed first solicitor general in 1592 and, later, attorney general in 1594, both appointments by Elizabeth I, Bacon pouted.
  • Law Museum > Francis Bacon, 1561-1626 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.duhaime.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But another disappointment was in store, and once again Sir Edward Coke, now Attorney-General and wealthy, won the day.
  • Francis Bacon - Life 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.fbrt.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

.Essex, though bitterly mortified, at once threw all his energies into the endeavour to procure for Bacon the solicitorship; but in this case also, his method of dealing, which was wholly opposed to Bacon's advice,' seemed to irritate the queen.^ To impress his queen, Bacon threw himself into litigation and appeared in Chudleigh's Case.
  • Law Museum > Francis Bacon, 1561-1626 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.duhaime.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Essex, though bitterly mortified, at once threw all his energies into the endeavour to procure for Bacon the solicitorship; but in this case also, his method of dealing, which was wholly opposed to Bacon's advice,' seemed to irritate the queen.

^ Little doubt seems to exist in the minds of impartial investigators that Lord Bacon was the illegitimate son of Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Leicester.
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.The old offence was not yet forgiven, and after a tedious delay, the office was given, in October 1 595, to Serjeant Thomas Fleming.^ The old offence was not yet forgiven, and after a tedious delay, the office was given, in October 1 595, to Serjeant Thomas Fleming .

.Burghley and Sir John Puckering seem to have assisted Bacon honestly, if not overwarmly, in this second application; but the conduct of Cecil had roused suspicions which were not perhaps without foundation.^ Burghley and Sir John Puckering seem to have assisted Bacon honestly, if not overwarmly, in this second application; but the conduct of Cecil had roused suspicions which were not perhaps without foundation.

^ His mother, Ann Cooke Bacon was the second wife of Sir Nicholas, a member of the Reformed or Puritan Church, and a daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, whose sister married William Cecil, Lord Burghley, the great minister of Queen Elizabeth.

^ He was the second son of Lord Keeper Bacon and Anne, his second wife, daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke and sister-in-law of Lord Burghley.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Baconian System of Philosophy 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.Essex, to compensate in some degree for Bacon's disappointment, insisted on presenting him with a piece of land, worth about 1800, and situated probably near Twickenham Park.^ Essex, to compensate in some degree for Bacon's disappointment, insisted on presenting him with a piece of land, worth about 1800, and situated probably near Twickenham Park.

^ To console him for these disappointments Essex presented him with a property at Twickenham, which he subsequently sold for £1800, the equivalent of around £240,000 today.

^ This may explain some of Bacon's carryings on: gambling, rent sex, lipstick and dyed hair, and sex with his uncle -- in Berlin, where said uncle was supposed to make a man of him.
  • Francis Bacon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Artopia 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.artsjournal.com [Source type: General]

.Nor did his kindness cease there; before sailing on the expedition to Cadiz, in the beginning of 1596, he addressed letters to Buckhurst, Fortescue and Egerton, earnestly requesting them to use their influence towards procuring for Bacon the vacant office of master of the rolls.^ Nor did his kindness cease there; before sailing on the expedition to Cadiz , in the beginning of 1596, he addressed letters to Buckhurst, Fortescue and Egerton, earnestly requesting them to use their influence towards procuring for Bacon the vacant office of master of the rolls .

^ When the attorney-generalship fell vacant in 1594 and Bacon became a candidate for the office, Lord Essex’s influence could not secure him the position; in fashion, Bacon failed to become solicitor in 1595.
  • FRANCIS BACON Biography - Other artists & entretainers 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.findbiography.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Memorial to Francis Bacon, in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge In 1596 he was made a Queen's Counsel, but missed the appointment of Master of the Rolls.

.Before anything came of this application, the Cadiz expedition had resulted in a brilliant success, and Essex became the idol of the army and the people.^ Before anything came of this application, the Cadiz expedition had resulted in a brilliant success, and Essex became the idol of the army and the people.

^ Each of these pioneers advocated the complete overthrow of all the methods and most of the results of the authorities that came before them.
  • The Scientific Methods of Rene Descartes and Francis Bacon 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.thingsrevealed.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bacon saw clearly that such a reputation would assuredly alienate the affections of the queen, who loved not to have a subject too powerful or too popular.^ Bacon saw clearly that such a reputation would assuredly alienate the affections of the queen, who loved not to have a subject too powerful or too popular.

^ His detractors saw his paintings as an expression of the nihilism and self-loathing of a masochistic and alcoholic homosexual - and such is the power of his vision, some still see him like this.
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  • The Quietus | Features | Bringing Home Francis Bacon: The Tate Britain Retrospective and The Colony Room 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC thequietus.com [Source type: General]

^ When told by the serpent that the acquisition of such knowledge would lead to personal autonomy and power, Eve "saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, [and] she took some and ate it."

.He therefore addressed an eloquent and imploring letter to the earl, pointing out the dangers of his position and urging upon him what he judged to be the only safe course of action, to seek and secure the favour of the queen alone; above all things dissuading him from the appearance of military popularity.^ He therefore addressed an eloquent and imploring letter to the earl, pointing out the dangers of his position and urging upon him what he judged to be the only safe course of action, to seek and secure the favour of the queen alone; above all things dissuading him from the appearance of military popularity.

^ But all his eloquence and address were employed in vain.
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^ Let him, upon his removes from one place to another, procure recommendation to some person of quality residing in the place whither he removeth, that he may use his favour in those things he desireth to see or know.
  • 10 Sizzling Hot Travel Tips From Sir Francis Bacon - Features - World Hum 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.worldhum.com [Source type: News]

.His advice, however, was unpalatable and proved ineffectual.^ His advice, however, was unpalatable and proved ineffectual.

.The earl still continued his usual course of dealing with the queen, depending solely upon her supposed affection for him, and insanely jealous of any other whom she might seem to favour.^ The earl still continued his usual course of dealing with the queen, depending solely upon her supposed affection for him, and insanely jealous of any other whom she might seem to favour.

^ He seems, however, to have been growing in favour with the queen.

^ For him, instauration depends upon a recovery of knowledge that clears away accumulated epistemological errors and re-establishes a proper foundation.
  • The New Atlantis » Francis Bacon's God 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.thenewatlantis.com [Source type: Original source]

.His unskilful and unlucky management of the sea expedition to Ferrol and the Azores in no way lowered his popularity with the people, but undoubtedly weakened his influence with the queen.^ His unskilful and unlucky management of the sea expedition to Ferrol and the Azores in no way lowered his popularity with the people, but undoubtedly weakened his influence with the queen.

^ The Earl at that time was the foremost favourite of the Queen and, with his sparkling charisma and gallantry, popular with the people.
  • Francis Bacon - Life 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.fbrt.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

.Bacon's affairs in the meantime had not been prospering.^ Bacon's affairs in the meantime had not been prospering.

^ It had been a sharp lesson , but things seemed to go on smoothly after it, and Bacon's affairs prospered.

.He had increased his reputation by the publication in 1597 of his Essays, along with which were the Colours of Good and Evil and the Meditationes Sacrae; but his private fortunes were in a bad condition.^ Separate Works Literary ESSAYES (1597)— ten essays with 'Meditationes Sacrae' and 'Colours of and Good viii'.
  • A biography of Francis Bacon by Max Patrick 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Bacon's works include his Essays , as well as the Colours of Good and Evil and the Meditationes Sacrae , all published in 1597.

^ He had increased his reputation by the publication in 1597 of his Essays, along with which were the Colours of Good and Evil and the Meditationes Sacrae; but his private fortunes were in a bad condition.

.No public office apparently could be found for him; a scheme for retrieving his position by a marriage with the wealthy widow, Lady Elizabeth Hatton, failed, and in 1598 he was arrested for debt.^ No public office apparently could be found for him; a scheme for retrieving his position by a marriage with the wealthy widow, Lady Elizabeth Hatton, failed, and in 1598 he was arrested for debt.

^ His friends could find no public office for him, a scheme for retrieving his position by a marriage with the wealthy widow Lady Elizabeth Hatton failed, and in 1598 he was arrested for debt.

^ Convicted of accepting bribes from those being tried in his court, he was briefly imprisoned and permanently lost his public offices; he died deeply in debt.
  • Francis Bacon, Viscount Saint Alban (British author, philosopher, and statesman) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He seems, however, to have been growing in favour with the queen.^ He seems, however, to have been growing in favour with the queen.

.Some years previously (perhaps about 1594), he had begun to be employed by her in crown affairs, and he gradually acquired the standing of one of the learned counsel, though he had no commission or warrant, and received no salary.^ Some years previously (perhaps about 1594), he had begun to be employed by her in crown affairs, and he gradually acquired the standing of one of the learned counsel , though he had no commission or warrant , and received no salary .

^ He gradually acquired the standing of one of the learned counsel, though he had no commission or warrant and received no salary.

^ 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.
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.At the same time he was no longer on the former friendly terms with Essex, a certain estrangement 1 Spedding, Letters and Life, i.^ At the same time he was no longer on the former friendly terms with Essex, a certain estrangement 1 Spedding, Letters and Life, i.

^ The whole story of Essex is given in Spedding's Letters and Life.

^ Essex does not seem to have been at all hurt by his action in this matter, and shortly after his release they were again on friendly terms, Bacon drawing up letters as if to or from the earl with the design of having them brought before the queen.

234-235, cf. i. .362. This letter, with those to Puckering or Essex and the queen,i.^ This letter, with those to Puckering or Essex and the queen,i.

.240-241, should be compared with what is said of them by Macaulay in his Essay on Bacon, and by Campbell, Lives, ii.^ Macaulay in his Essay on Bacon, and by Campbell, Lives, ii.

^ In his essay ‘Of Travel’, Bacon proposes that travel diaries should be brought into use for the methodical recording of churches, libraries, markets, food, gardens and so on.
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^ The wonder is that Francis Bacon should have attached his name to the 1597 edition of the essays.
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287.
.2 See Letters and Life, i.^ See Letters and Life, vii.

^ He was not singular in his opinions and he was undoubtedly sincere; and it is only 3 See Letters and Life, iv.

^ See Letters and Life, v.

289, ii. 34.
having sprung up between them, caused no doubt by the earl's dislike of his friend's advice. .The earl's affairs were then at a somewhat critical stage, and as our judgment upon a most important episode in Bacon's life depends upon our knowledge of the events of the ensuing year, it will be requisite to enter somewhat minutely into proceedings with which Bacon himself had nothing to do.^ Why is that year important in the life of a young Francis Bacon?
  • Sir Francis Bacon, the Count of St. Germain, the Supernova of 1604 and the 800 Year Spiritual Cycle 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.reversespins.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The earl's affairs were then at a somewhat critical stage, and as our judgment upon a most important episode in Bacon's life depends upon our knowledge of the events of the ensuing year, it will be requisite to enter somewhat minutely into proceedings with which Bacon himself had nothing to do.

^ Time has played a part in the recognition of Bacon's complex work, as extended by recent world events, where the confrontation of terrorism has questioned of our faith in humanity anew.

.Ireland was then in a rebellious and discontented condition, and it was difficult for the English government to decide either on a definite course of policy with regard to it, or on a leader by whom that policy might be carried out.^ Ireland was then in a rebellious and discontented condition, and it was difficult for the English government to decide either on a definite course of policy with regard to it, or on a leader by whom that policy might be carried out.

^ Unfortunately for James, he could neither adopt nor carry out Bacon's policy.

^ That he had a definite object, and had mapped out a course by which he hoped to achieve it, is evident from his letters already quoted.
  • The Mystery of Francis Bacon - Free book on line 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.hiddenmysteries.org [Source type: Original source]

.A violent quarrel took place between the queen and Essex, who for some months retired from court and refused to be reconciled.^ A violent quarrel took place between the queen and Essex, who for some months retired from court and refused to be reconciled.

^ Two months later he took his seat with great pomp in the chancery court, and delivered a weighty and impressive opening discourse.

^ Fifteen months later Francis was again involved on the same subject, when Essex was arraigned before the Queens Council on a charge of disobeying Her Majestys orders in Ireland.
  • Francis Bacon - Life 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.fbrt.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

.At last he came forth from his seclusion, and it was soon understood that he was in person to undertake the subjugation of the rebels in Ireland, with a larger force than had ever before been sent into that country.^ At last he came forth from his seclusion, and it was soon understood that he was in person to undertake the subjugation of the rebels in Ireland, with a larger force than had ever before been sent into that country.

^ He that traveleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
  • Francis Bacon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Francis Bacon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Into the obscure details of this unhappy campaign it is unnecessary to enter; one fact stands out clearly, that Essex endeavoured to carry out a treasonable design.^ Into the obscure details of this unhappy campaign it is unnecessary to enter; one fact stands out clearly, that Essex endeavoured to carry out a treasonable design.

^ As one example: "The various test procedures and automated test scripts are subsequently formed into a test execution schedule that defines the order in which the various test procedures, and possibly automated test scripts, are executed, when they are to be carried out and by whom."
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^ On one occasion I was standing close behind him when an artist he disliked entered the room.
  • School of Francis Bacon 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.alexalienart.com [Source type: Original source]

.His jealousy and ill-temper had been so roused that the only course open to him seemed to be the obtaining a powerful military force, the possession of which would compel the queen to reinstate him in her favour.^ He seems, however, to have been growing in favour with the queen.

^ His jealousy and ill- temper had been so roused that the only course open to him seemed to be the obtaining a powerful military force, the possession of which would compel the queen to reinstate him in her favour.

^ Either he would only have such place as he desired, and on his own terms, or he was known to be following some course which, although not distasteful to his close friends, caused him to be held in suspicion, if not distrust, by the courtiers with whom Elizabeth was surrounded.
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.Whether or not this plan was in contemplation before he undertook the Irish expedition is not evident, though even outsiders at that time entertained some suspicions, but there can be no doubt of the treasonable character of the negotiations carried on in Ireland.^ It is the one divine injunction, even though there is no divinity to enforce it.
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^ Whether or not this plan was in contemplation before he undertook the Irish expedition is not evident, though even outsiders at that time entertained some suspicions, but there can be no doubt of the treasonable character of the negotiations carried on in Ireland.

^ "There is no doubt that Bacon has a power to upset and to convey distress that reaches very far.
  • School of Francis Bacon 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.alexalienart.com [Source type: Original source]

.His plans, probably not very definite, were disturbed by an imperative message from the queen, ordering him not to return to England without her permission.^ His plans, probably not very definite, were disturbed by an imperative message from the queen, ordering him not to return to England without her permission.

^ Buckingham, who visited him by the Kings’ orders, “found his Lordship very sick and heavy”.
  • Francis Bacon (Pepys' Diary) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.pepysdiary.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The sudden death of his father in February 1578/9 necessitated Bacon's return to England , and exercised a very serious influence on his fortunes.

.He at once set off, and, trusting apparently to her affection for him, presented himself suddenly before her.^ He at once set off , and, trusting apparently to her affection for him, presented himself suddenly before her.

^ This maketh me think that our King finding himself to symbolize, in many things, with that King of the Hebrews, which lived many years before him, honored him with the title of this foundation.
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^ Behind is a workman setting type, and standing beside him, apparently directing, or at any rate observing him, is a man with the well-known Bacon hat on.
  • The Mystery of Francis Bacon - Free book on line 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.hiddenmysteries.org [Source type: Original source]

.He was, for the moment, received kindly, but was soon afterwards ordered to keep his chamber, and was then given into the custody of the lord keeper at York House, where he remained till March 1600. His great popularity, and the general ignorance of the reasons for his imprisonment, stirred up a strong feeling against the queen, who was reported to be influenced by Bacon, and such indignation was raised against the latter that his friends feared his life would be in danger.^ His great popularity, and the general ignorance of the reasons for his imprisonment, stirred up a strong feeling against the queen, who was reported to be influenced by Bacon, and such indignation was raised against the latter that his friends feared his life would be in danger.

^ He was, for the moment, received kindly, but was soon afterwards ordered to keep his chamber, and was then given into the custody of the lord keeper at York House, where he remained till March 1600.

^ Bacon argued ably in favour of this measure, but the general feeling was against it.

.It was at last felt necessary that the queen should in some way vindicate her proceedings, and this she at first did, contrary to Bacon's advice, by a declaration from the Star Chamber.^ It was at last felt necessary that the queen should in some way vindicate her proceedings, and this she at first did, contrary to Bacon's advice, by a declaration from the Star Chamber.

^ When a close friend of mine had a bad fall and broke her back, the first person to call, offering advice and funds, was Bacon.

^ Bacon was the first to have this appointment, a title still handed out in some jurisdictions to reward lawyers for political favour or professional contributions.
  • Law Museum > Francis Bacon, 1561-1626 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.duhaime.org [Source type: Original source]

.This, however, gave little or no satisfaction, and it was found expedient to do what Bacon had always recommended, to have a fair trial, yet not one in which the sentence must needs be damaging to the earl.^ This, however, gave little or no satisfaction , and it was found expedient to do what Bacon had always recommended, to have a fair trial, yet not one in which the sentence must needs be damaging to the earl.

^ To this the earl made little or no reply.

^ No one has yet been found so firm of mind and purpose as resolutely to compel himself to sweep away all theories and common notions, and to apply the understanding, thus made fair and even, to a fresh examination of particulars.
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.The trial accordingly took place before a body of her majesty's councillors, and Bacon had a subordinate and unimportant part in the accusation.^ The trial accordingly took place before a body of her majesty's councillors, and Bacon had a subordinate and unimportant part in the accusation .

^ At Essex's trial in 1601, Bacon, putting duty to the state above friendship, assumed an active part in the prosecution—a course for which many have condemned him.
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^ The latent configuration ( latens schematismus ) or inward structure of the parts of a body must be known before we can hope to superinduce a new nature upon it.

.Essex does not seem to have been at all hurt by his action in this matter, and shortly after his release they were again on friendly terms, Bacon drawing up letters as if to or from the earl with the design of having them brought before the queen.^ Essex does not seem to have been at all hurt by his action in this matter, and shortly after his release they were again on friendly terms, Bacon drawing up letters as if to or from the earl with the design of having them brought before the queen.

^ However, if Bacon means that everything that happens in this Universe is according to a plan of god, then he would have to draw some evidence to back up such claims.
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^ And it seems probable, that Bacon intended them to be, or at least, was conscious that in effect they were, androgynous, given that that quality appears in other somewhat later paintings.
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.But Bacon did not know the true character of the transactions in which Essex had been.^ But Bacon did not know the true character of the transactions in which Essex had been.

^ He was in general more than sufficiently sensible of his own merits; but he did not seem to know that he had eve deserved well of Bacon.
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^ Bacon had made the following note in the margin: "Ex (i.e., Essex) did the like in England which he burnt at Shirfr Smiths house in fenchurch Street."
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engaged. .The latter had been released from all custody in August, but in the meantime he had been busily engaged in treasonable correspondence with James of Scotland, and was counting on the Irish army under his ally, Charles Blount, Baron Mountjoy (afterwards earl of Devonshire), the new deputy.^ The latter had been released from all custody in August, but in the meantime he had been busily engaged in treasonable correspondence with James of Scotland , and was counting on the Irish army under his ally, Charles Blount , Baron Mountjoy (afterwards earl of Devonshire ), the new deputy.

^ After his death in 1586 Penelope became the mistress of Sir Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy.
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^ As such, Supple drew the wrath of the new Sinn Fein, the Irish army rebelling against the English.

.But Mountjoy had apparently come to see how useless the attempt would be to force upon the queen a settlement of the succession and declined to go farther in the matter.^ But Mountjoy had apparently come to see how useless the attempt would be to force upon the queen a settlement of the succession and declined to go farther in the matter.

^ To attempt refutations in this case would be merely inconsistent with what I have already said, for since we agree neither upon principles nor upon demonstrations there is no place for argument.
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^ Having concluded that instinct and chance were the driving forces of life, he set out to see where life would take him.

.Essex was thus thrown upon his own resources, and his anger against the queen being roused afresh by the refusal to renew his monopoly of sweet wines, he formed the desperate project of seizing her person and compelling her to dismiss from her council his enemies Raleigh, Cobham, and Cecil.^ Essex was thus thrown upon his own resources, and his anger against the queen being roused afresh by the refusal to renew his monopoly of sweet wines, he formed the desperate project of seizing her person and compelling her to dismiss from her council his enemies Raleigh , Cobham , and Cecil.

^ Essex warmly espoused Bacon's cause and earnestly pressed his claims upon the queen; but his impetuous, pettish pleading tended to retard the cause.

^ This was entrusted to Bacon, who drew up a Declaration of the Practices and Treasons attempted and committed by Robert , late Earl of Essex, his first draft being extensively altered and corrected by the queen and council.

.As some pretext, he intended to affirm that his life was in danger from these men, who were in league with the Spaniards.^ As some pretext, he intended to affirm that his life was in danger from these men, who were in league with the Spaniards.

^ Both of these losses however can even in this life be in some parts repaired; the former by religion and faith, the latter by the arts and sciences" (1, p.

^ These subjects had a fascination for him which was tied up with neurosis with some experience in his early life.
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.The plot was forced on prematurely by the suspicions excited at court, and the rash attempt to rouse the city of London (8th of February 1601) proved a complete fiasco. The leaders were arrested that night and thrown into prison.^ The plot was forced on prematurely by the suspicions excited at court, and the rash attempt to rouse the city of London (8th of February 1601) proved a complete fiasco.

^ The leaders were arrested that night and thrown into prison .

^ He was actually thrown into prison more than once for borrowed monies, such debts being incurred soley through the expenses of his idealistic "Philanthropia."
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.Although 'she actual rising might have appeared a mere outburst of frantic passion, the private examinations of the most prominent conspirators disclosed to the government a plot so widely spread, and involving so many of the highest in the land, that it would have been perilous to have pressed home accusations against all who might be implicated.^ Although 'she actual rising might have appeared a mere outburst of frantic passion, the private examinations of the most prominent conspirators disclosed to the government a plot so widely spread, and involving so many of the highest in the land, that it would have been perilous to have pressed home accusations against all who might be implicated.

^ This is the tragedy of it all.” Bacon, who had suffered adolescent trauma of his own at the hands of a punitive father enraged by his son’s emergent homosexuality, would undoubtedly have agreed.
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^ It was well answered by him who has shown in a temple the votive tablets suspended by such as had escaped the peril of shipwreck, and was pressed as to whether he would then recognize the power of the gods, by an inquiry, "But where are the portraits of those who have perished in spite of their vows?"

.Essex was tried along with the young earl of Southampton, and Bacon, as one of her majesty's counsel, was present on the occasion.^ Essex was tried along with the young earl of Southampton , and Bacon, as one of her majesty's counsel, was present on the occasion.

^ The continual moves, along with the fact that he suffered from asthma, prevented the young Bacon from attending school regularly, and he received his education mostly from tutors.
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^ When the coup plot failed, Devereux was arrested, tried, and eventually executed, with Bacon, in his capacity as Queen’s Counsel, playing a vital role in the prosecution of the case.
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.Coke, who was principal spokesman, managed the case with great want of skill, incessantly allowing the thread of the evidence to escape, and giving the prisoners opportunity to indulge in irrelevant justifications and protestations which were not ineffectual in distracting attention from the real question at issue.^ Coke, who was principal spokesman, managed the case with great want of skill, incessantly allowing the thread of the evidence to escape, and giving the prisoners opportunity to indulge in irrelevant justifications and protestations which were not ineffectual in distracting attention from the real question at issue.

^ Bacon was a realist who tried to force viewers to shed their shallow belief in the euphemisms of a glittering neon culture that merely provides a distraction from the reality of nonmeaning.

^ The growth of them comes from great wits; the prizes and rewards of them are in the hands of the people, or of great persons, who are but in very few cases even moderately learned.
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.On the first opportunity Bacon rose and briefly pointed out that the earl's plea of having done nothing save what was absolutely necessary to defend his life from the machinations of his enemies was weak and worthless, inasmuch as these enemies were purely imaginary; and he compared his case to that of Peisistratus, who had made use of a somewhat similar stratagem to cloak his real designs upon the city of Athens.^ On the first opportunity Bacon rose and briefly pointed out that the earl's plea of having done nothing save what was absolutely necessary to defend his life from the machinations of his enemies was weak and worthless, inasmuch as these enemies were purely imaginary; and he compared his case to that of Peisistratus , who had made use of a somewhat similar stratagem to cloak his real designs upon the city of Athens .

^ For I have not made the trial myself in these cases.
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^ The fact that in the late 1920s Bacon lived briefly in Berlin, a city that accepted his sexuality, might well have provided him courage in asserting his particular form of sexuality, which he made the core of his paintings.
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.He was thereupon interrupted by the earl, who proceeded to defend himself, by declaring that in one of the letters drawn up by Bacon, and purporting to be from the earl to Anthony Bacon, the existence of these rumours, and the dangers to be apprehended from them, had been admitted; and he continued, " If these reasons were then just and true, not counterfeit, how can it be that now my pretences are false and injurious?"^ He was thereupon interrupted by the earl, who proceeded to defend himself, by declaring that in one of the letters drawn up by Bacon, and purporting to be from the earl to Anthony Bacon, the existence of these rumours, and the dangers to be apprehended from them, had been admitted; and he continued, " If these reasons were then just and true, not counterfeit, how can it be that now my pretences are false and injurious?"

^ We were sitting there, and I made a joke about how it doesn’t dovetail: time, one minute running out faster than the one in front it catches up to.
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^ But Francis was a jealous and endlessly demanding little boy who would constantly interrupt their lovemaking on one pretext or another.
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To this Bacon replied, that " the letters, if they were there, would not blush to be seen for anything contained in them, and that he had spent more time in vain in studying how to make the earl a good servant to the queen than he had done in anything else." It seems to be forgotten in the general accounts of this matter, not only that Bacon's letters bear out what he said, but that the earl's excuses were false. .A second time Bacon was compelled to interfere in the course of the trial, and to recall to the minds of those present the real question at issue.^ A second time Bacon was compelled to interfere in the course of the trial, and to recall to the minds of those present the real question at issue.

^ At Essex's trial in 1601, Bacon, putting duty to the state above friendship, assumed an active part in the prosecution—a course for which many have condemned him.
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^ Visitors will be able to look back on the course of development that Bacon's work took, from his earliest works in the 1930s right though to those he created in his last years.
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.He animadverted strongly upon the puerile nature of the defence, and in answer to a remark by Essex, that if he had wished to stir up a rebellion he would have had a larger company with him, pointed out that his dependence was upon the people of London, and compared his attempt to that of the duke of Guise at Paris.^ He animadverted strongly upon the puerile nature of the defence, and in answer to a remark by Essex, that if he had wished to stir up a rebellion he would have had a larger company with him, pointed out that his dependence was upon the people of London, and compared his attempt to that of the duke of Guise at Paris.

^ The day of Bacon's greatest triumph—the opening of his exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris on October 25, 1971, the show that would bring him the international recognition he craved—George succeeded in his third attempt at suicide.
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^ "It came about that some years ago a distinguished anthropologist hit upon the idea of rounding up in America the descendants of the foreign born and comparing them with their parents.
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.To this the earl made little or no reply.^ To this the earl made little or no reply.

.Bacon's use of this illustration and of the former one of Peisistratus, has been much commented on, and in general it seems to have been thought that had it not been for his speeches Essex might have escaped, or, at all events, have been afterwards pardoned.^ Bacon's use of this illustration and of the former one of Peisistratus, has been much commented on, and in general it seems to have been thought that had it not been for his speeches Essex might have escaped, or, at all events, have been afterwards pardoned.

^ He was in general more than sufficiently sensible of his own merits; but he did not seem to know that he had eve deserved well of Bacon.
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^ We should however remember that Bacon had not reached the age when great offices were usually conferred in the professions, and that his efforts to be made solicitor-general at the age of thirty-one, and even earlier, would now seem unreasonable and importunate, whatever might be his attainments.

.But this view of the matter depends on the supposition that Essex was guilty only of a rash outbreak.'^ But this view of the matter depends on the supposition that Essex was guilty only of a rash outbreak.'

.That this was not the case was well known to the queen and her council.^ That this was not the case was well known to the queen and her council.

^ As well as being known as the Widow of Windsor, Queen Victoria was also known as 'Mrs Brown' because she relied increasingly on a Scottish retainer, John Brown .
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^ Further, the well-known argument at the Council of Salamanca was concerned with the incorrect calculations of Columbus about the distance between Europe and Japan and had nothing to do with the shape of the earth (3).

.Unfortunately, prudential motives hindered the publication of the whole evidence; the people, consequently, were still ignorant of the magnitude of the crime, and, till recently, biographers of Bacon have been in a like ignorance.^ Unfortunately, prudential motives hindered the publication of the whole evidence; the people, consequently, were still ignorant of the magnitude of the crime , and, till recently, biographers of Bacon have been in a like ignorance.

^ Bacon was homosexual at a time when it was still illegal, and while he was open about his sexuality, his notes for prospective paintings refer to "bed[s] of crime]", and "his homosexuality was felt as an affliction," says Dawson.
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^ I want to read the whole quote by William Smedley and he wrote in his book, "The Mystery of Francis Bacon," he was an occultist like all these others.
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.2 The earl himself, before execution, confessed his guilt and the thorough justice of his sentence, while, with singular lack of magnanimity, he incriminated several against whom accusations had not been brought, among others his sister Lady Rich.^ The earl himself, before execution, confessed his guilt and the thorough justice of his sentence, while, with singular lack of magnanimity, he incriminated several against whom accusations had not been brought, among others his sister Lady Rich.

^ It is clear that two things are to be considered: the one the guilt of taking bribes or presents on any consideration, the other the moral guilt depending upon the wilful perversion of justice.

.After his execution it was thought necessary that some account of the facts should be drawn up and circulated, in order to remove the prejudice against the queen's action in the matter.^ After his execution it was thought necessary that some account of the facts should be drawn up and circulated, in order to remove the prejudice against the queen's action in the matter.

^ In fact, what in some things is accounted a secret has in others a manifest and well-known nature, which will never be recognized as long as the experiments and thoughts of men are engaged on the former only.
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^ But, despite the fact that (or perhaps because) Francis thought of retiring to Cambridge with a couple of men to spend his life in studies and contemplation, matters between him and the Queen did improve that year.
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.This was entrusted to Bacon, who drew up a Declaration of the Practices and Treasons attempted and committed by Robert, late Earl of Essex, his first draft being extensively altered and corrected by the queen and council.^ This was entrusted to Bacon, who drew up a Declaration of the Practices and Treasons attempted and committed by Robert , late Earl of Essex, his first draft being extensively altered and corrected by the queen and council.

^ He was the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, lord keeper to Queen Elizabeth I. Francis Bacon was a member of Parliament in 1584 and his opposition to Elizabeth's tax program retarded his political advancement; only the efforts of the earl of Essex led Elizabeth to accept him as an unofficial member of her Learned Council.
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^ He was thereupon interrupted by the earl, who proceeded to defend himself, by declaring that in one of the letters drawn up by Bacon, and purporting to be from the earl to Anthony Bacon, the existence of these rumours, and the dangers to be apprehended from them, had been admitted; and he continued, " If these reasons were then just and true, not counterfeit, how can it be that now my pretences are false and injurious?"

.Nothing is known with certainty of the reception given to this official explanation, but the ill-feeling against Bacon was not wholly removed, and some years later, in 1604, he published, in the form of a letter to Mountjoy, an Apology for his action in the case.^ Nothing is known with certainty of the reception given to this official explanation, but the ill-feeling against Bacon was not wholly removed, and some years later, in 1604, he published, in the form of a letter to Mountjoy, an Apology for his action in the case.

^ There is some action at Frieze this year.
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^ He became known, really, for writings produced under the name of Bacon after 1604, when King James I came to the throne, but his life during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, which was the time when he was born -- the first forty years of his life -- are shrouded in mystery.
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.This Apology gives a most fair and temperate history of the relations between Bacon and Essex, shows how the prudent counsel of the one had been rejected by the other, and brings out very clearly what we conceive to be the true explanation of the matter.^ This Apology gives a most fair and temperate history of the relations between Bacon and Essex, shows how the prudent counsel of the one had been rejected by the other, and brings out very clearly what we conceive to be the true explanation of the matter.

^ We were sitting there, and I made a joke about how it doesn’t dovetail: time, one minute running out faster than the one in front it catches up to.
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^ After a failed art show a few years later, Bacon was so discouraged by the lack of response to his work that he destroyed most of the works he had displayed and painted very little for the next ten years.

.Everything 1 See Macaulay's Essay on Bacon.^ Everything 1 See Macaulay's Essay on Bacon.

^ Macaulay in his Essay on Bacon, and by Campbell, Lives, ii.

^ This was done by Bacon, though he seems to hint that in so doing he was 4 Macaulay's Essay.

.2 The whole story of Essex is given in Spedding's Letters and Life. It is vigorously told by J. Bruce in the introduction to his Correspondence of James VI. with Sir Robert Cecil (Camden Society, 1861).^ It is vigorously told by J. Bruce in the introduction to his Correspondence of James VI. with Sir Robert Cecil (Camden Society, 1861).

^ The whole story of Essex is given in Spedding's Letters and Life.

^ Letters and Life, vi.

that .Bacon could do was done by him, until the real nature of Essex's design was made apparent, and then, as he had repeatedly told the earl, his devotion and respect were for the queen and state, not for any subject; friendship could never take rank above loyalty.^ Bacon could do was done by him, until the real nature of Essex's design was made apparent, and then, as he had repeatedly told the earl, his devotion and respect were for the queen and state, not for any subject; friendship could never take rank above loyalty .

^ He was the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, lord keeper to Queen Elizabeth I. Francis Bacon was a member of Parliament in 1584 and his opposition to Elizabeth's tax program retarded his political advancement; only the efforts of the earl of Essex led Elizabeth to accept him as an unofficial member of her Learned Council.
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^ At Essex's trial in 1601, Bacon, putting duty to the state above friendship, assumed an active part in the prosecution—a course for which many have condemned him.
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.Those who blame Bacon must acquit Essex of all wrong-doing.^ Those who blame Bacon must acquit Essex of all wrong-doing.

^ We should all be asking ourselves: who gives the Bacon Estate the ‘authority’ to be an ‘authority’ on Francis Bacon and to ‘authentic’ what is really created by Bacon?

^ We admit that Bacon was a sinner; but was he a sinner above all others who cast stones at Jerusalem?

.Bacon's private fortunes, during the period after the death of Essex, were not in a flourishing condition.^ Bacon's private fortunes, during the period after the death of Essex, were not in a flourishing condition.

^ The sudden death of his father in February 1579 necessitated Bacon's return to England, and seriously influenced his fortunes.
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^ It should be noted that the stronghold of the Brotherhood was in England, and that its period of greatest influence was during Bacon's life.
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.He had obtained a grant of D1200 from the fines imposed on Catesby, one of the conspirators, but his debts were sufficient to swallow up this and much more.^ He had obtained a grant of D1200 from the fines imposed on Catesby, one of the conspirators, but his debts were sufficient to swallow up this and much more.

^ In the East the emphasis is very much more on meditation and lifting one's consciousness into the heights.
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^ For this is not caused by the motion of heaviness and lightness only, whereby some parts rise up and some sink down, but much more by a desire of the homogeneous parts to come together and unite in one.
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.And, though he was trusted by Elizabeth, and on good terms with her, he seems to have seen that he had no chance of advancement.^ And, though he was trusted by Elizabeth, and on good terms with her, he seems to have seen that he had no chance of advancement.

^ Has anyone visted his reconstructed studio in Dublin and seen art works that seem not to be Bacon's (though my work was and still is influenced by Bacon's.

^ Bacons style, though elegant, is by no means as simple as it seems or as it is often described.
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.But her death in 1603, followed by the undisputed succession of James, gave him new hopes.^ But her death in 1603, followed by the undisputed succession of James, gave him new hopes.

^ For him, the philosophical Existentialists and their literary followers set the tone with their perception that the basic problems of existence were loneliness, the impenetrable mystery of the universe, and death.
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.He used every means in his power to bring himself under James's notice, writing to all his friends at the Scottish court and to the king himself.^ He used every means in his power to bring himself under James's notice, writing to all his friends at the Scottish court and to the king himself.

^ He became known, really, for writings produced under the name of Bacon after 1604, when King James I came to the throne, but his life during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, which was the time when he was born -- the first forty years of his life -- are shrouded in mystery.
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^ Very striking, in view of future events, are the words 3 in which he gives him counsel as to his dealing with judges: " By no means be you persuaded to interpose yourself by word or letter in any cause depending, or like to be depending, in any court of justice, nor suffer any man to do it where you can hinder it; and by all means dissuade the king himself from it, upon the importunity of any, either for their friends or themselves.

.He managed to obtain a personal interview with the king, but does not seem to have been much satisfied with it.^ He managed to obtain a personal interview with the king, but does not seem to have been much satisfied with it.

.In fact, while the king confirmed in their situations those who had held crown offices under Elizabeth, Bacon, not holding his post by warrant, was practically omitted.^ Francis Bacon never held any high office under King James, the King of England.
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^ In fact, while the king confirmed in their situations those who had held crown offices under Elizabeth, Bacon, not holding his post by warrant, was practically omitted.

^ In regard to Peacham, it is true he was tortured, according to the practice of that cruel age; but Bacon had no hand in the issuing of the warrant against him for high-treason, although in accordance with custom he, as prosecuting officer of the Crown, examined Peacham under torture before his trial.

.He was, however, continued, by special order of the king, as learned counsel extraordinary, but little or no law business appears to have been entrusted to him.^ He was, however, continued, by special order of the king, as learned counsel extraordinary, but little or no law business appears to have been entrusted to him.

^ Buckingham, who visited him by the Kings’ orders, “found his Lordship very sick and heavy”.
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^ After the untimely demise of the King, the Count appeared once again to Madame d'Adhémar: "'You have lost,' I said to him, 'a friend, a protector in the late King.'
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.He procured, through his cousin Cecil, the dignity of knighthood, which, contrary to his inclination, he received along with about 300 others, on the 23rd of July 1603. Between this time and the opening of James's first parliament he was engaged in literary work, and sent to the king two pamphlets - one on the Union, the other on measures for the pacification of the church.^ He procured, through his cousin Cecil, the dignity of knighthood , which, contrary to his inclination, he received along with about 300 others, on the 23rd of July 1603.

^ Between this time and the opening of James's first parliament he was engaged in literary work, and sent to the king two pamphlets - one on the Union, the other on measures for the pacification of the church.

^ For the two ways of contemplation are like the two ways of action so frequently mentioned by the ancients: the one plain and easy at first, but in the end impassable; the other rough and fatiguing in the entrance, but soon after fair and even.

.Shortly after he published his Apology. In March 1604 parliament met, and during their short session Bacon's hands seem to have been full of work.^ In March 1604 parliament met, and during their short session Bacon's hands seem to have been full of work.

^ Shortly after he published his Apology.

^ Bacon, unfit for active service, volunteered for Civil Defence and worked full-time in the ARP (Air Raid Precautions) rescue service.
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.It was a busy and stirring time, and events occurred during it which carried within them the seeds of much future dissension.^ It was a busy and stirring time, and events occurred during it which carried within them the seeds of much future dissension.

^ Stirring within my consciousness was a "seed idea," born of the Father of Light, but not yet nourished and developed to the point where it might be efficaciously utilized by mankind.
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.Prerogative and privilege came more than once into collision, the abuses of purveyance and wardship were made matters of conference, though the thorough discussion of them was deferred to a succeeding session; while James's temper was irritated by the objections brought against his favourite scheme of the Union, and by the attitude taken up by the House with regard to religious affairs.^ Prerogative and privilege came more than once into collision, the abuses of purveyance and wardship were made matters of conference, though the thorough discussion of them was deferred to a succeeding session; while James's temper was irritated by the objections brought against his favourite scheme of the Union, and by the attitude taken up by the House with regard to religious affairs.

^ Though no one has asserted more strongly than Bacon that ability to produce practical results is the ultimate test of scientific theories and the ultimate end of scientific research, no one has protested more vigorously against a narrow and short-sighted pragmatism.
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^ The House was enraged at the supposed project (then much misunderstood) of the " Undertakers "; objection was taken to Bacon being elected or serving as a member while holding office as attorney-general; and, though an exception was made in his favour, it was resolved that no attorneygeneral should in future be eligible for a seat in parliament.

.The records are barely full enough to enable us to judge of the share taken by Bacon in these discussions; his name generally appears as the reporter of the committees on special subjects.^ The records are barely full enough to enable us to judge of the share taken by Bacon in these discussions; his name generally appears as the reporter of the committees on special subjects.

^ Bacon holds that these negative defects can be largely overcome by the use of instruments and by other devices which he discusses very acutely in the Novum Organum under the name of Instances of the Lamp .
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^ These seven instances I will now discuss separately, and with them conclude that division of my subject which relates to the Prerogative or Rank of Instances.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

.We can occasionally, however, discern traces of his tact and remarkable prudence; and, on the whole, his attitude, particularly with regard to the Union question, recommended him to James.^ We can occasionally, however, discern traces of his tact and remarkable prudence; and, on the whole, his attitude, particularly with regard to the Union question, recommended him to James.

^ Then she goes on to say, "James attitude of course immeasurably weakened Frederick's position and caused his other friends to doubt him.
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.He was shortly afterwards formally installed as learned counsel, receiving the salary of X40, and at the same time a pension of £60 yearly.^ He was shortly afterwards formally installed as learned counsel, receiving the salary of X40, and at the same time a pension of £60 yearly.

^ At the same time that he was founding and promoting this new project for the advancement of learning, Bacon was also moving up the ladder of state service.
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^ Some years previously (perhaps about 1594), he had begun to be employed by her in crown affairs, and he gradually acquired the standing of one of the learned counsel , though he had no commission or warrant , and received no salary .

.He was also appointed one of the commission to treat of the conditions necessary for the Union; and the admirable manner in which the duties of that body were discharged must be attributed mainly to his influence and his complete mastery of the subject.^ He was also appointed one of the commission to treat of the conditions necessary for the Union; and the admirable manner in which the duties of that body were discharged must be attributed mainly to his influence and his complete mastery of the subject.

^ He presents one aspect of the human condition as necessary and universal truth."
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^ Now experiments of this kind have one admirable property and condition: they never miss or fail.
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.During the recess he published his Advancement of Learning, dedicated to the king.^ During the recess he published his Advancement of Learning, dedicated to the king.

^ Even the two books of the "Advancement of Learning," published in 1605, would have made little demands on his time.
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^ In the "Mirrour of State and Eloquence," published in 1656, the frontispiece is a very bad copy of Marshall's portrait of Bacon prefixed to the 1640 Gilbert Wat's "Advancement of Learning."
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.He was now brought into relations with James, and his prospects began to improve.^ He was now brought into relations with James, and his prospects began to improve.

.It is important for us to know what were his ideas upon government, upon parliaments, prerogative, and so forth, since a knowledge of this will clear up much that would seem inexplicable in his life.^ It is important for us to know what were his ideas upon government, upon parliaments, prerogative, and so forth, since a knowledge of this will clear up much that would seem inexplicable in his life.

^ And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit: and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know, that he doth not.
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^ Thus it happens that human knowledge, as we have it, is a mere medley and ill-digested mass, made up of much credulity and much accident, and also of the childish notions which we at first imbibed.
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.It seems quite evident 3 that Bacon, from position, early training and, one might almost think, natural inclination, held as his ideal of government the Elizabethan system.^ It seems quite evident 3 that Bacon, from position, early training and, one might almost think, natural inclination, held as his ideal of government the Elizabethan system.

^ It is fairly well-known that Bacon had masochistic tendencies, but out of what seems to be a fear that the colourful life might overshadow the art, Dawson prefers to play it down.
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^ First published Mon Dec 29, 2003 Francis Bacon (1561–1626) was one of the leading figures in natural philosophy and in the field of scientific methodology in the period of transition from the Renaissance to the early modern era.
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.The king was the supreme power, the centre of law and justice, and his prerogative must not be infringed.^ The king was the supreme power, the centre of law and justice, and his prerogative must not be infringed.

.Parliament was merely a body called to consult with the king on emergencies (circa ardua regni) and to grant supplies.^ Parliament was merely a body called to consult with the king on emergencies ( circa ardua regni ) and to grant supplies.

^ Further light is thrown upon Bacon's relations with James, and upon his political sympathies, by the letter to the king advocating the calling of a parliament, 2 and by the two papers of notes on which his letter was founded.

^ The tsar was even forced to establish a limited consultative parliament called the State Duma.
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.King and parliament together make up the state, but the former is first in nature and importance.^ King and parliament together make up the state, but the former is first in nature and importance.

^ In the first, the bare facts presented to sense are collected and stored up; the exposition of them is history, which is either natural or civil.

^ Both The History of the Reign of King Henry VII and the first of six essays on natural history ( Historia Ventorum, The History of Winds) were published in 1622.
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.The duty of a statesman was, therefore, to carry out the royal will in as prudent a manner as possible; he was the servant of the king, and stood or fell according to his pleasure.^ The duty of a statesman was, therefore, to carry out the royal will in as prudent a manner as possible; he was the servant of the king, and stood or fell according to his pleasure.

^ Yet his advice was followed only when it chimed in with James's own will; his influence was of a merely secondary kind; and his great practical skill was employed simply in carrying out the measures of the king in the best mode possible.

^ I THERE were under the law, excellent King, from their servants both tribute of duty and presents of affection.
  • Francis Bacon - The Advancement of Learning - 'Squashed Philosophers' Abridged Edition 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.btinternet.com [Source type: Original source]

.He was not singular in his opinions and he was undoubtedly sincere; and it is only 3 See Letters and Life, iv.^ See Letters and Life, vii.

^ Edmund Peacham 7 had been 2 Letters and Life, iv.

^ He was not singular in his opinions and he was undoubtedly sincere; and it is only 3 See Letters and Life, iv.

177, vi. 38, vii. 116, 117.
by keeping them constantly in mind that we can understand his after relations with the king.
.In the second parliament there was not so much scope for the exercise of his powers.^ In the second parliament there was not so much scope for the exercise of his powers.

.The Gunpowder Plot had aroused in the Commons warmer feelings towards the king; they passed severe laws against recusants, and granted a triple subsidy.^ The Gunpowder Plot had aroused in the Commons warmer feelings towards the king; they passed severe laws against recusants, and granted a triple subsidy.

^ In 1605 there was a plot to kill King James called the gunpowder plot?
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^ In general, when artists speak of what they are doing, they have an extraordinary modesty, a severity toward themselves, and a great force.
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.At the same time they continued the collection of the grievances concerning which they were to move.^ At the same time they continued the collection of the grievances concerning which they were to move.

^ For waters may move in progression, and yet rise upon the opposite shores of the same channel at the same time, as when they are thrust together and driven on from some other quarter.
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^ At the same time that he was founding and promoting this new project for the advancement of learning, Bacon was also moving up the ladder of state service.
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.In the course of this session Bacon married Alice Barnham " the alderman's daughter, an handsome maiden, to my liking," of whom he had written some years before to his cousin Cecil.^ In the course of this session Bacon married Alice Barnham " the alderman's daughter, an handsome maiden , to my liking," of whom he had written some years before to his cousin Cecil.

^ It was not until the Queen died, and Bacon was forty-seven years old, that he became solicitor-general (1607), in the fourth year of the reign of James, one year after his marriage with Alice Barnham, an alderman's daughter, "a handsome maiden," and "to his liking."

^ He also met in 1603 Alice Barnham, a wealthy aldermans daughter, an handsome maiden, to whom he took a liking with a view to marriage when she was old enough (she was only eleven years old when they first met).
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.Little or nothing is known of their married life.^ Little or nothing is known of their married life.

^ Very little is known of Bacon's early life and education.

.The third parliament was chiefly occupied with the commercial and legal questions rising out of the proposed Union, in particular, with the dispute as to the naturalization of the Post Nati. Bacon argued ably in favour of this measure, but the general feeling was against it.^ The third parliament was chiefly occupied with the commercial and legal questions rising out of the proposed Union, in particular, with the dispute as to the naturalization of the Post Nati.

^ Bacon argued ably in favour of this measure, but the general feeling was against it.

^ However, wouldn't it be more useful to measure Bacon against a predecessor of his own stature and genre: for example, Henry Fuseli (1741–1825), someone he went out of his way to denounce and disassociate himself from?
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.The House would only pass a bill abolishing hostile laws between the kingdoms; but the case of the Post Nati, being brought before the law courts, was settled as the king wished.^ The House would only pass a bill abolishing hostile laws between the kingdoms; but the case of the Post Nati, being brought before the law courts, was settled as the king wished.

^ In 1579 his father died, and Bacon, having only a small income, returned to London to study law, being admitted to the bar in 1582.

^ "I would like my pictures to look as if a human being had passed between them, like a snail, leaving a trail of the human presence and memory trace of past events as the snail leaves its slime," he said.
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.Bacon's services were rewarded in June 1607 by the office of solicitor.'^ Bacon's services were rewarded in June 1607 by the office of solicitor.'

^ On 25 June 1607, the year after his marriage to Alice, Francis was appointed Solicitor-General with a pension of 1000 per annum.
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^ Knighted in 1603, he was then steadily promoted to a series of offices, including Solicitor General (1607), Attorney General (1613), and eventually Lord Chancellor (1618).
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.Several years passed before he gained another step.^ Several years passed before he gained another step.

^ Three years would pass before Bacon found a successor to George Dyer.
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^ Thus the draconian philosophy begun to appear several years before the first Rosicrucian Manifesto.
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.Meantime, though circumstances had thrown him too much into active life, he had not forgotten his cherished project of reorganizing natural science.^ Meantime, though circumstances had thrown him too much into active life, he had not forgotten his cherished project of reorganizing natural science.

^ He wrote much of his life, covering everything from science and philosophy to politics and personal essays.
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^ And therefore we may note in these sciences which hold so much of imagination and belief, as this degenerate Natural Magic, Alchemy, Astrology, and the like.
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.A survey of the ground had been made in the Advancement, and some short pieces not published at the time were probably written in the subsequent two or three years.^ A survey of the ground had been made in the Advancement, and some short pieces not published at the time were probably written in the subsequent two or three years.

^ The book included some of the principles he remembered (probably unconsciously) from his time spent in the Versailles Group.
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^ After some time, Anthony Bacon again made an attempt to "straighten out" Francis, this time by entrusting him to the care of a distant family relative traveling to Berlin.

.Towards the close of 1607 he sent to his friends a small tract, entitled Cogitata et Visa, probably the first draft of what we have under that title.^ Towards the close of 1607 he sent to his friends a small tract, entitled Cogitata et Visa, probably the first draft of what we have under that title.

^ The "Cogitata et Visa," of which it was an amplification, was probably written in 1606 or 1607, for on the 17th February, 1607-8, Bodley writes acknowledging the receipt of it and commenting on it.
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^ Filum labyrinthi is similar to, but not identical with, Cogitata et Visa .
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In 1609 he wrote the noble panegyric, In felicem memoriam Elizabethae, and the curiously learned and ingenious work, De Sapientia Veterum; and completed what seems to have been the Redargutio Philosophiarum, or treatise on the " idols of the theatre." In 1610 the famous fourth parliament of James met. .Prerogative, despite Bacon's advice and efforts, clashed more than once with liberty; Salisbury's bold schemes for relieving the embarrassment caused by the reckless extravagance of the king proved abortive, and the House was dissolved in February 1611. Bacon took a considerable share in the debates, consistently upheld the prerogative, and seemed yet to possess the confidence of the Commons.^ Prerogative, despite Bacon's advice and efforts, clashed more than once with liberty; Salisbury's bold schemes for relieving the embarrassment caused by the reckless extravagance of the king proved abortive, and the House was dissolved in February 1611.

^ Bacon took a considerable share in the debates, consistently upheld the prerogative, and seemed yet to possess the confidence of the Commons.

^ Prerogative and privilege came more than once into collision, the abuses of purveyance and wardship were made matters of conference, though the thorough discussion of them was deferred to a succeeding session; while James's temper was irritated by the objections brought against his favourite scheme of the Union, and by the attitude taken up by the House with regard to religious affairs.

.The death of Salisbury, occuring soon after, opened a position in which Bacon thought his great political skill and sagacity might be made more immediately available for the king's service.^ The death of Salisbury , occuring soon after, opened a position in which Bacon thought his great political skill and sagacity might be made more immediately available for the king's service.

^ Always exercising his inquiring mind, Bacon had noticed that cold meats seemed not to go rotten as quickly as others, so it suddenly occurred to the great experimental scientist that flesh might be preserved in snow as well as in salt.
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^ Prerogative, despite Bacon's advice and efforts, clashed more than once with liberty; Salisbury's bold schemes for relieving the embarrassment caused by the reckless extravagance of the king proved abortive, and the House was dissolved in February 1611.

.How far he directly offered himself for the post of secretary is uncertain, but we know that his hopes were disappointed, the king himself undertaking the duties of the office.^ How far he directly offered himself for the post of secretary is uncertain, but we know that his hopes were disappointed, the king himself undertaking the duties of the office.

^ It is somewhat hard to understand why so little favour was shown by the king to one who had proved himself able and willing to do good service, and who, in spite of his disappointments, still continued zealously to offer advice and assistance.

.About the same time he made two ineffectual applications for the mastership of the wards; the first, on Salisbury's death, when it was given to Sir George Carey; the second, on the death of Carey.^ About the same time he made two ineffectual applications for the mastership of the wards; the first, on Salisbury's death, when it was given to Sir George Carey; the second, on the death of Carey.

^ The second is its polarity, and at the same time its declination.
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^ Even the two books of the "Advancement of Learning," published in 1605, would have made little demands on his time.
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.It is somewhat hard to understand why so little favour was shown by the king to one who had proved himself able and willing to do good service, and who, in spite of his disappointments, still continued zealously to offer advice and assistance.^ It is somewhat hard to understand why so little favour was shown by the king to one who had proved himself able and willing to do good service, and who, in spite of his disappointments, still continued zealously to offer advice and assistance.

^ In effect, he dedicated himself to a long-term project of intellectual reform, and the balance of his career can be viewed as a continuing effort to make good on that pledge.
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^ The fact of this advice being offered and followed in all essentials, illustrates very clearly the close relations between the king and Bacon, who had become a confidential adviser on most occasions of difficulty.

.At last in 1613, a fair opportunity for promotion occurred.^ At last in 1613, a fair opportunity for promotion occurred.

.The death of Sir Thomas Fleming made a vacancy in the chief justiceship of the king's bench, and Bacon, after some deliberation, proposed to the king that Coke should be removed from his place in the court of comman pleas and transferred to the king's bench.^ The death of Sir Thomas Fleming made a vacancy in the chief justiceship of the king's bench , and Bacon, after some deliberation, proposed to the king that Coke should be removed from his place in the court of comman pleas and transferred to the king's bench .

^ Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned and put to death for treason against the crown by King James.
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^ He at last reluctantly assented, and proposed that Bacon should consult with him, while the other law officers addressed themselves to the three puisne judges.

.He gives several reasons for this in his letter to the king, but in all probability his chief motive was that pointed out by Spedding, that in the court of king's bench there would be less danger of Coke coming into collision with the king on questions of prerogative, in handling which Bacon was always very circumspect and tender.^ He gives several reasons for this in his letter to the king, but in all probability his chief motive was that pointed out by Spedding, that in the court of king's bench there would be less danger of Coke coming into collision with the king on questions of prerogative, in handling which Bacon was always very circumspect and tender .

^ BACON: There are very few paintings I would like to have, but I would like to have Rembrandts.

^ Very striking, in view of future events, are the words 3 in which he gives him counsel as to his dealing with judges: " By no means be you persuaded to interpose yourself by word or letter in any cause depending, or like to be depending, in any court of justice, nor suffer any man to do it where you can hinder it; and by all means dissuade the king himself from it, upon the importunity of any, either for their friends or themselves.

.The vacancy caused by Coke's promotion was then filled up by Hobart, and Bacon, finally, stepped into the place of attorney-general.^ The vacancy caused by Coke's promotion was then filled up by Hobart , and Bacon, finally, stepped into the place of attorney-general.

^ To Francis Bacon's dismay William Cecil raised a favorite of his through Henry Hobart, an obscure Attorney to the court of wards over Doughterage's head as well as over the just claims of Francis Bacon to the high place of Attorney General.
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^ Forms are more general than the four Aristotelian causes and that is why Bacon's discussion of the forms of substances as the most general properties of matter is the last step for the human mind when investigating nature.
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.The fact of this advice being offered and followed in all essentials, illustrates very clearly the close relations between the king and Bacon, who had become a confidential adviser on most occasions of difficulty.^ The fact of this advice being offered and followed in all essentials, illustrates very clearly the close relations between the king and Bacon, who had become a confidential adviser on most occasions of difficulty.

^ Bacon's philosophy in all its relations, and a most valuable bibliography.

^ Between the Michelangelo and the Velazquez, Bacon hung a late pastel by Degas, After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself It was as if Bacon was using this hang to demonstrate that Degas was a cross between Velazquez and Michelangelo, and this led me to wonder whether Degas wasn't the past painter to whom Bacon was most closely related.
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.That his adherence to the royal party was already noticed and commented on appears from the significant remark 1 In October 1608 he became treasurer of Gray's Inn.^ That his adherence to the royal party was already noticed and commented on appears from the significant remark 1 In October 1608 he became treasurer of Gray's Inn.

^ Francis movements tended to oscillate between Grays Inn, the royal Court when he was in attendance on the Queen, and Twickenham Lodge.
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^ In 1582 he became a barrister and was installed as a reader at Gray's Inn.
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The tercentenary was celebrated in 1908.
of .Chamberlain, who, after mentioning the recent changes among the law officials, says, " There is a strong apprehension that.^ There is little need to say who painted them.
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.. .Bacon may prove a dangerous instrument."^ Bacon may prove a dangerous instrument."

^ As Bacon rightly points out, one problem with this procedure is that if the general axioms prove false, all the intermediate axioms may be false as well.
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.Further light is thrown upon Bacon's relations with James, and upon his political sympathies, by the letter to the king advocating the calling of a parliament, 2 and by the two papers of notes on which his letter was founded.^ Further light is thrown upon Bacon's relations with James, and upon his political sympathies, by the letter to the king advocating the calling of a parliament, 2 and by the two papers of notes on which his letter was founded.

^ In 1605 there was a plot to kill King James called the gunpowder plot?
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^ If Bacon was the author it throws considerable light on his relations with Burghley and establishes the fact that they were of the most cordial and affectionate character.
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.3 These documents, even after due weight is given to all consideraions urged in their favour,4 seem to confirm the view already taken of Bacon's theory of government, and at the same time show that his sympathies with the royal party tended to blind him to the true character of certain courses of action, which can only be justified by a straining of political ethics.^ These documents, even after due weight is given to all consideraions urged in their favour,4 seem to confirm the view already taken of Bacon's theory of government, and at the same time show that his sympathies with the royal party tended to blind him to the true character of certain courses of action, which can only be justified by a straining of political ethics .

^ Its all the same anyway; it passes the time."
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^ Although already well known at the time, Bacon was hardly a canonical painter and was even suspect in certain circles for his figural leanings.
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.The advice he offered, in all sincerity, was most prudent and sagacious, and might have been successfully carried out by a man of Bacon's tact and skill; but it was intensely one-sided, and exhibited a curious want of appreciation of what was even then beginning to be looked on as the true relation of king, parliament and people.^ Bacon's philosophy in all its relations, and a most valuable bibliography.

^ The advice he offered, in all sincerity, was most prudent and sagacious, and might have been successfully carried out by a man of Bacon's tact and skill; but it was intensely one-sided, and exhibited a curious want of appreciation of what was even then beginning to be looked on as the true relation of king, parliament and people.

^ Bacon later said that, although he admired "the magnificent color" of the Velázquez, Velázquez "wanted to make it as much like a Titian as possible but, in a curious way he cooled Titian".
  • Comprehensive information about artists - ARTINFO Artists 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.artinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unfortunately for James, he could neither adopt nor carry out Bacon's policy.^ Sometimes the soldiers galloped up the driveway of the Bacon mansion, carrying out maneuvers.

.The parliament which met in April 1614, in which Bacon sat for Cambridge Univeristy, and was dissolved in June, after a stormy session, was by no means in a frame of mind suitable for the king's purposes.^ For this purpose, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature of the mind …” (Bacon, III [1887], 394–5).
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^ The Greek word organon means instrument or tool, and Bacon clearly felt he was supplying a new instrument for guiding and correcting the mind in its quest for a true understanding of nature.
  • Francis Bacon [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.utm.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Bacon's paintings, there is no space in which the body can be framed or embedded according to the conceptual categories of the interior and the exterior.
  • Reclaiming the Body: Francis Bacon's Fugitive Bodies and Confucian Aesthetics on Bodily Expression 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.contempaesthetics.org [Source type: Original source]

.The House was enraged at the supposed project (then much misunderstood) of the " Undertakers "; objection was taken to Bacon being elected or serving as a member while holding office as attorney-general; and, though an exception was made in his favour, it was resolved that no attorneygeneral should in future be eligible for a seat in parliament.^ Perhaps instead of being lauded for being prophetic, Bacon should be singled out for influencing artists to take the path of least resistance.
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^ In the meantime, he was elected to Parliament in 1584 as a member for Melcombe in Dorsetshire.
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^ We should however remember that Bacon had not reached the age when great offices were usually conferred in the professions, and that his efforts to be made solicitor-general at the age of thirty-one, and even earlier, would now seem unreasonable and importunate, whatever might be his attainments.

.No supply was granted, and the king's necessities were increased instead of diminished.^ No supply was granted, and the king's necessities were increased instead of diminished.

^ Parliament was merely a body called to consult with the king on emergencies ( circa ardua regni ) and to grant supplies.

The emergency suggested to some of the bishops the idea of a voluntary contribution, which was eagerly taken up by the noblemen and crown officials. .The scheme was afterwards extended so as to take in the whole kingdom, but lost something of its voluntary character, and the means taken to raise the money, which were not what Bacon would have recommended, 5 were calculated to stir up discontent.^ However, if Bacon means that everything that happens in this Universe is according to a plan of god, then he would have to draw some evidence to back up such claims.
  • Of Atheism by Sir Francis Bacon 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.punkerslut.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Despite Bacon taking up with one of his ex-partners, Farson paid tribute to his “rare ability to give one money without making one feel wretchedly in his debt”.

^ The best that Sir Francis could come up with was Canadian BACON , which compares to real BACON as Canadian money compares to real money.
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.The general dissatisfaction received a somewhat unguarded and intemperate expression in a letter sent to the justices of Marlborough by a gentleman of the neighbourhood, named Oliver St John, 6 in which he denounced the attempt to raise funds in this way as contrary to law, reason and religion, as constituting in the king personally an act of perjury, involving in the same crime those who contributed, and thereby subjecting all parties to the curses levelled by the church at such offences.^ The general dissatisfaction received a somewhat unguarded and intemperate expression in a letter sent to the justices of Marlborough by a gentleman of the neighbourhood, named Oliver St John, 6 in which he denounced the attempt to raise funds in this way as contrary to law, reason and religion, as constituting in the king personally an act of perjury , involving in the same crime those who contributed, and thereby subjecting all parties to the curses levelled by the church at such offences.

^ On the nineteenth of March the King sent a message to the Commons, Expressing his deep regret that so eminent a person as the Chancellor should be suspected of misconduct.
  • Francis Bacon (Pepys' Diary) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.pepysdiary.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Likewise, Catholic books written by those who afterward fell into heresy, as well as by those who after their fall returned to the bosom of the Church, may be permitted if they have been approved by the theological faculty of a Catholic university or by the general inquisition.
  • Of Atheism by Sir Francis Bacon 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.punkerslut.com [Source type: Original source]

.St John was summoned before the Star Chamber for slander and treasonable language; and Bacon, ex officio, acted as public prosecutor.^ St John was summoned before the Star Chamber for slander and treasonable language; and Bacon, ex officio, acted as public prosecutor.

^ Nature, in his juridical metaphor, would be brought to trial and induced, on the analogy of the Star Chamber, to testify in her own innate language, unaffected by the inadequacies of human language.
  • Harvey Wheeler: The Semiosis of Francis Bacon's Scientific Empiricism 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was at last felt necessary that the queen should in some way vindicate her proceedings, and this she at first did, contrary to Bacon's advice, by a declaration from the Star Chamber.

.The sentence pronounced (a fine of £50(D0 and imprisonment for life) was severe, but it was not actually inflicted, and probably was not intended to be carried out, the success of the prosecution being all that was desired.^ The sentence pronounced (a fine of £50(D0 and imprisonment for life) was severe, but it was not actually inflicted, and probably was not intended to be carried out, the success of the prosecution being all that was desired.

^ Even as old as I am, it doesn't stop me from looking at men...as if anything might happen, as if life were about to start again; often when I go out in the evening I flirt as if I were only 50.
  • FRANCIS BACON on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ This machine was a hollow bell made of metal which, being let down parallel to the surface of the water, carried with it to the bottom all the air it contained.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

St John remained a short time in prison, and was then released, after making a full apology and submission. The fine was remitted. .It seems incredible that Bacon's conduct on this occasion should have been censured by his biographers.^ It seems incredible that Bacon's conduct on this occasion should have been censured by his biographers.

^ It is not surprising that he should detect many flaws, but he never fails co exaggerate an error, and seems sometimes completely to miss the point of what Bacon says.

^ Burghley and Sir John Puckering seem to have assisted Bacon honestly, if not overwarmly, in this second application; but the conduct of Cecil had roused suspicions which were not perhaps without foundation.

.The offence was clear; the law was undoubted; no particular sympathy was excited for the culprit; the sentence was not carried out; and Bacon did only what any one in his place would naturally and necessarily have done.^ But no one knows what Bacon saw.
  • Jonathan Jones on why Francis Bacon was a giant among painters | Art and design | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The offence was clear; the law was undoubted; no particular sympathy was excited for the culprit ; the sentence was not carried out; and Bacon did only what any one in his place would naturally and necessarily have done.

^ Bacon, as it turned out, had been mistaken in thinking that the country would be unable to meet the increased taxation , and his conduct, though prompted by a pure desire to be of service to the queen, gave deep and well-nigh ineradicable offence.

.The nature of his office involved him in several trials for treason occurring about the same time, and one of these is of interest sufficient to require a somewhat longer examination.^ The nature of his office involved him in several trials for treason occurring about the same time, and one of these is of interest sufficient to require a somewhat longer examination.

^ Now these two directions, the one active the other contemplative, are one and the same thing; and what in operation is most useful, that in knowledge is most true.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In one of his last Interviews, Bacon observed: Most of the time when one talks about painting, one says nothing interesting.
  • School of Francis Bacon 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.alexalienart.com [Source type: Original source]

.Edmund Peacham 7 had been 2 Letters and Life, iv. 380.3 Ibid, iv.^ Edmund Peacham 7 had been 2 Letters and Life, iv.

^ He was not singular in his opinions and he was undoubtedly sincere; and it is only 3 See Letters and Life, iv.

365-373.
4 Ibid. iv. 375-378.5 Ibid. v. 81-83.
.6 Not to be confounded with any of those of the same name who held the title of Baron St John of Bletsho (see Dict.^ Not to be confounded with any of those of the same name who held the title of Baron St John of Bletsho (see Dict.

^ He was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St Alban in 1621; both peerage titles became extinct upon his death.

^ He was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St Albans in 1621; both peerage titles becoming extinct upon his death.
  • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Francis Bacon 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: Original source]

of Nat. Biog.
vol. 1. p. 150 ad fin.). .' Circa 1554-1616; educated at Cambridge; ordained priest 1581; vicar of Ridge, Herts, 1581; rector of Hinton St George, Somerset, 1587; eventually condemned to death at the Taunton Assizes (7th August 1615).^ Circa 1554-1616; educated at Cambridge; ordained priest 1581; vicar of Ridge, Herts, 1581; rector of Hinton St George, Somerset, 1587; eventually condemned to death at the Taunton Assizes (7th August 1615).

.The sentence was not carried out, and Peacham is said to have died in gaol (March 1616).^ The sentence was not carried out, and Peacham is said to have died in gaol (March 1616).

.See Gardiner's Hist.^ See Gardiner's Hist.

of England,
ii. .272-283; State Trials, ii.^ State Trials , ii.

.869; Calendar of State Papers (1603-1606) , Hallam's Constitutional Hist. i.^ Calendar of State Papers (1603-1606) , Hallam's Constitutional Hist.

.343; T. P. TaswellLangmead, English Constitutional History (5th ed., 1896), p.^ T. P. TaswellLangmead, English Constitutional History (5th ed., 1896), p.

.425. Nearly all works on constitutional law and history discuss the case.^ Nearly all works on constitutional law and history discuss the case.

^ Even now he was working for the other side when this print was published disowning all responsibility for his son in laws Bohemia enterprise in every court in Europe.
  • Francis Bacon and the KJV Part 1 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.cephas-library.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rather, he wanted to abstract general principles from his case method of law-finding and extend them to all fields of knowledge.
  • Harvey Wheeler: The Semiosis of Francis Bacon's Scientific Empiricism 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

committed to custody for a .libel on his superior, James Montagu (1568?-1618), bishop of Bath and Wells.^ James Montagu (1568?-1618), bishop of Bath and Wells .

.In searching his house for certain papers, the officers came upon some loose sheets stitched together in the form of a sermon, the contents Of which were of such a nature that it was judged right to lay them before the council.^ In searching his house for certain papers, the officers came upon some loose sheets stitched together in the form of a sermon , the contents Of which were of such a nature that it was judged right to lay them before the council.

^ Those who have taken upon them to lay down the law of nature as a thing already searched out and understood, whether they have spoken in simple assurance or professional affectation, have therein done philosophy and the sciences great injury.
  • Francis Bacon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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^ Again, the form is such that if it be taken away the nature infallibly vanishes...

.As it was at first suspected that the writing of this book had been prompted by some disaffected persons, Peacham was interrogated, and after he had declined to give any information, was subjected to torture.^ As it was at first suspected that the writing of this book had been prompted by some disaffected persons, Peacham was interrogated, and after he had declined to give any information, was subjected to torture .

^ For some of them, though in use trivial and ludicrous, yet in regard to the information they give may be of much value.
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^ At the end is a memorandum giving the dates when the book was read "in Cornwall at," and then follow two words, the second of which is "Lake," but the first is undecipherable.
  • The Mystery of Francis Bacon - Free book on line 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.hiddenmysteries.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bacon, as one of the learned counsel, was ordered by the council to take part in this examination, which was undoubtedly warranted by precedent, whatever may now be thought of it.^ Bacon, as one of the learned counsel, was ordered by the council to take part in this examination, which was undoubtedly warranted by precedent, whatever may now be thought of it.

^ It may be thought again that I am but doing what has been done before; that the ancients themselves took the same course which I am now taking; and that it is likely therefore that I too, after all this stir and striving, shall come at last to some one of those systems which prevailed in ancient times.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is, he says, the procedure from one experiment to another, and it is not a science but an art or learned sagacity (resembling in this Aristotle's lyxivoca), which may, however, be enlightened by the precepts of the Interpretatio.

.Nothing, however, was extracted from Peacham in this way, and it was resolved to proceed against him for treason.^ However, the strategy was turned against him by Robert Ellis.
  • Harvey Wheeler: The Semiosis of Francis Bacon's Scientific Empiricism 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Now, in the excited state of popular feeling at that period, the failure of government to substantiate an accusation of treason would have been a serious matter.^ Essex was mortified by this result, feeling it as a matter of pride, and bestowed on Francis a gift of land in Twickenham in recompense for what he felt was his failure to help his friend.
  • Francis Bacon - Life 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.fbrt.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

.The king, with whom the council agreed, seems therefore to have thought it desirable to obtain beforehand the opinions of the four chief judges as to whether the alleged offence amounted to treason.^ Having said that.....I tend to agree with you about Twombly whom I used to like at one time but then later I thought he ought to know better.
  • Jonathan Jones on why Francis Bacon was a giant among painters | Art and design | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In this there was nothing unusual or illegal, and no objection would at that time have been made to it, but James introduced a certain innovation; he proposed that the opinions of the four judges should be given separately and in private.^ But on this inquiry should be made separately.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In this there was nothing unusual or illegal, and no objection would at that time have been made to it, but James introduced a certain innovation; he proposed that the opinions of the four judges should be given separately and in private.

^ Even the two books of the "Advancement of Learning," published in 1605, would have made little demands on his time.
  • The Mystery of Francis Bacon - Free book on line 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.hiddenmysteries.org [Source type: Original source]

.It may be reasonably inferred that his motive for this was the suspicion, or it may be the knowledge, that Coke did not consider the matter treasonable.^ It may be reasonably inferred that his motive for this was the suspicion, or it may be the knowledge, that Coke did not consider the matter treasonable.

^ All human knowledge, it is there laid down, may be referred to man's memory or imagination or reason.

At all events when Coke, who as a councillor already knew the facts of the case, was consulted regarding the new proposal of the king, he at once objected to it, saying that " this particular and auricular taking of opinions " was " new and dangerous," and " not according to the custom of the realm." He at last reluctantly assented, and proposed that Bacon should consult with him, while the other law officers addressed themselves to the three puisne judges. .By Bacon's directions the proposal to the three judges to give their opinions separately was made suddenly and confidently, and any scruples they might have felt were easily overcome.^ By Bacon's directions the proposal to the three judges to give their opinions separately was made suddenly and confidently, and any scruples they might have felt were easily overcome.

^ Finally, Bacon gives the following directions for recording the data.
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^ It was evident, however, that a determined attack was about to be made upon Bacon, and that the proceeding against the referees was really directed against him.

.The first step was thus gained, and it was hoped that if " infusion " could be avoided, if the papers bearing on the case were presented to the judges quickly, and before their minds could be swayed by extraneous influence, their decision on the case would be the same as that of the king.^ The first step was thus gained, and it was hoped that if " infusion " could be avoided, if the papers bearing on the case were presented to the judges quickly, and before their minds could be swayed by extraneous influence, their decision on the case would be the same as that of the king.

^ It is clear that the extraneous influence to be feared was Coke, who, on being addressed by Bacon, again objected to giving his opinion separately, and even seemed to hope that his brother judges after they had seen the papers would withdraw their assent to giving their decisions privately.

^ King James was grooming his son Prince Henry to be the King after him but Henry died before he could become heir to the throne.
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.It is clear that the extraneous influence to be feared was Coke, who, on being addressed by Bacon, again objected to giving his opinion separately, and even seemed to hope that his brother judges after they had seen the papers would withdraw their assent to giving their decisions privately.^ It is clear that the extraneous influence to be feared was Coke, who, on being addressed by Bacon, again objected to giving his opinion separately, and even seemed to hope that his brother judges after they had seen the papers would withdraw their assent to giving their decisions privately.

^ But who Bacon was, nobody seemed to know.
  • Bacon Agonistes - The New York Review of Books 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.nybooks.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, those of us who care about the integrity of an artist's work were worried by the appearance on the market of paintings that, if indeed they are entirely by him, Bacon would never have allowed out of the studio.
  • Bacon Agonistes - The New York Review of Books 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.nybooks.com [Source type: General]

.Even after the discussion of the case with Bacon, he would not give his opinion until the others had handed in theirs.^ Even after the discussion of the case with Bacon, he would not give his opinion until the others had handed in theirs.

^ On the other hand, Bacon criticized Telesio, who — in his view — had only halfway succeeded in overcoming Aristotle's deficiencies.
  • Francis Bacon (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our tendency towards “wishful thinking.” According to Bacon, we have a natural inclination to accept, believe, and even prove what we would prefer to be true.
  • Bacon, Francis [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.What the other judges thought is not definitely known, but Bacon appears to have been unable to put in operation the plan he had devised for swaying Coke's judgment,' or if he did attempt it, he was unsuccessful, for Coke finally gave an opinion consistent with what he seems to have held at first, that the book was not treasonable, as it did not disable the king's title.^ What the other judges thought is not definitely known, but Bacon appears to have been unable to put in operation the plan he had devised for swaying Coke's judgment,' or if he did attempt it, he was unsuccessful, for Coke finally gave an opinion consistent with what he seems to have held at first, that the book was not treasonable, as it did not disable the king's title.

^ Thus Bacon, in the first book of the Advancement .
  • Francis Bacon [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.utm.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He became known, really, for writings produced under the name of Bacon after 1604, when King James I came to the throne, but his life during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, which was the time when he was born -- the first forty years of his life -- are shrouded in mystery.
  • FRANCIS BACON AND WESTERN MYSTICISM with PETER DAWKINS 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.intuition.org [Source type: Original source]

.Although the opinions of the judges were not made public, yet as we learn, not only from Bacon, but from a sentence in one of Carleton's letters, 2 a rumour had got about that there was doubt as to the book being treasonable.^ There was one impediment to Bacon's mission.
  • Sir Francis Bacon, the Count of St. Germain, the Supernova of 1604 and the 800 Year Spiritual Cycle 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.reversespins.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although the opinions of the judges were not made public, yet as we learn, not only from Bacon, but from a sentence in one of Carleton's letters, 2 a rumour had got about that there was doubt as to the book being treasonable.

^ Sylvester's contention that this shopping list constitutes "Bacon's most articulate and helpful sketches" raises doubt about the rest of his sales pitch.
  • Bacon Agonistes - The New York Review of Books 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.nybooks.com [Source type: General]

.Under these circumstances, Bacon, who feared that such a report might incite other people to attempt a similar offence, proposed to the king that a second rumour should be circulated in order to destroy the impression caused by the first.^ Under these circumstances, Bacon, who feared that such a report might incite other people to attempt a similar offence, proposed to the king that a second rumour should be circulated in order to destroy the impression caused by the first.

^ Note: It is important you follow all these steps in their exact, listed order so that you can enjoy a wonderful meal of a BACON sandwich, as opposed to food poisoning .
  • BACON - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But although the rigorous requirements of science could only be fulfilled by the employment of all these means, yet in their absence it was permissible to draw from the tables and the exclusion a hypothetical conclusion, the truth of which might be verified by the use of the other processes; such an hypothesis is called fantastically the First Vintage ( Vindemiatio).

." I do think it necessary," he says, " that because we live in an age in which no counsel is kept, and that it is true there is some bruit abroad that the judges of the king's bench do doubt of the case that it should not be treason, that it be given out constantly, and yet as it were in secret, and so a fame to slide, that the doubt was only upon the publication, in that it was never published.^ I do think it necessary," he says, " that because we live in an age in which no counsel is kept, and that it is true there is some bruit abroad that the judges of the king's bench do doubt of the case that it should not be treason, that it be given out constantly, and yet as it were in secret, and so a fame to slide, that the doubt was only upon the publication, in that it was never published.

^ There must be some purpose in this which has yet to be found out.
  • The Mystery of Francis Bacon - Free book on line 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.hiddenmysteries.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1573 at the age of 13, living for three years there with his older brother Anthony Bacon.
  • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Francis Bacon 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: Original source]

.For that (if your majesty marketh it) taketh away or at least qualifieth the danger of the example; for that will be no man's case."^ For that (if your majesty marketh it) taketh away or at least qualifieth the danger of the example; for that will be no man's case."

^ For it was from the lust of power that the angels fell, from lust of knowledge that man fell; but of charity there can be no excess, neither did angel or man ever come in danger by it.” (Preface, Inst.
  • Francis Bacon (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'Burton, I think, is a God-damned liar half the time, at least,' he told me, and hastened to add, 'No disrespect intended, a man's got to be a liar to tell a good story.'"
  • REH Bookshelf - B 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.rehupa.com [Source type: General]

.3 Bacon's conduct in this matter has been curiously misrepresented.^ Bacon's conduct in this matter has been curiously misrepresented.

.He has been accused of 1 Letters and Life, V. rot.^ He has been accused of 1 Letters and Life, V. rot.

2 Ibid. V. 121, n. Ibid. v. 124.
torturing the prisoner, and of tampering with the judges .4 by consulting them before the trial; nay, he is even represented as selecting this poor clergyman to serve for an example to terrify the disaffected, as breaking into his study and finding there a sermon never intended to be preached, which merely encouraged the people to resist tyranny.'^ There are in other designs figures which are evidently intended to represent Bacon.
  • The Mystery of Francis Bacon - Free book on line 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.hiddenmysteries.org [Source type: Original source]

^ 'The thing about them which is so amazing is that even when somebody is being sick into a basin, there's a kind of serenity in the composition.
  • School of Francis Bacon 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.alexalienart.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If people were incorrigible beyond redemption there would never be any hope for science.
  • Harvey Wheeler: The Semiosis of Francis Bacon's Scientific Empiricism 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All this lavish condemnation rests on a complete misconception of the case.^ All this lavish condemnation rests on a complete misconception of the case.

.If any blame attaches to him, it must arise either from his endeavour to force Coke to a favourable decision, in which he was in all probability prompted by a feeling, not uncommon with him, that a matter of state policy was in danger of being sacrificed to some senseless legal quibble or precedent, or from his advice to the king that a rumour should be set afloat which was not strictly true.^ If any blame attaches to him, it must arise either from his endeavour to force Coke to a favourable decision, in which he was in all probability prompted by a feeling, not uncommon with him, that a matter of state policy was in danger of being sacrificed to some senseless legal quibble or precedent, or from his advice to the king that a rumour should be set afloat which was not strictly true.

^ The Stuart king soon came to rely on Francis exceptional talents and to recognise them officially; but, as with Elizabeth, it was primarily in the highways and byways of law that he drew Francis services to him, although Francis eventually became the principal adviser to the King on all matters.
  • Francis Bacon - Life 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.fbrt.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Now, in the excited state of popular feeling at that period, the failure of government to substantiate an accusation of treason would have been a serious matter.

.Bacon's share in another great trial which came on shortly afterwards, the Overbury and Somerset case, is not of such a nature as to render it necessary to enter upon it in detail.^ Bacon's share in another great trial which came on shortly afterwards, the Overbury and Somerset case, is not of such a nature as to render it necessary to enter upon it in detail.

^ Secondly, we must have instances in which the nature is absent; only as such cases might be infinite, attention should be limited to such of them as are most akin to the instances of presence.'

^ But the forms of substances " are so perplexed and complicated, that it is either vain to inquire into them at all, or such inquiry as is possible should be put off for a time, and not entered upon till forms of a more simple nature have been rightly investigated and discussed."

.6 It may be noted, however, that his letters about this time show that he had become acquainted with the king's new favourite, the brilliant Sir George Villiers, and that he stood high in the king's good graces.^ It may be noted, however, that his letters about this time show that he had become acquainted with the king's new favourite, the brilliant Sir George Villiers , and that he stood high in the king's good graces .

^ He tried to sell Gorhambury to Buckingham, but the Marquis was at that time about to embark for Spain with Charles, the Prince of Wales, to pursue the proposal for the marriage of the King of Spains daughter to the Prince.
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^ Nor must it go for nothing that by the distant voyages and travels which have become frequent in our times many things in nature have been laid open and discovered which may let in new light upon philosophy.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

.In the early part of 1616, when Thomas, Egerton, Baron Ellesmere (c. 1540-1617), the lord chancellor, was dangerously ill, Bacon wrote a long and careful letter to the king, proposing himself for the office, should it fall vacant, and stating as frankly as possible of what value he considered his services would be.^ In the early part of 1616, when Thomas, Egerton , Baron Ellesmere ( c.

^ Bacon wrote a long and careful letter to the king, proposing himself for the office, should it fall vacant, and stating as frankly as possible of what value he considered his services would be.

^ Nor did his kindness cease there; before sailing on the expedition to Cadiz , in the beginning of 1596, he addressed letters to Buckhurst, Fortescue and Egerton, earnestly requesting them to use their influence towards procuring for Bacon the vacant office of master of the rolls .

.In answer, he appears to have received a distinct promise of the reversion of the office; but, as Ellesmere recovered, the matter stood over for a time.^ In answer, he appears to have received a distinct promise of the reversion of the office; but, as Ellesmere recovered, the matter stood over for a time.

.He proposed, however, that he should be made a privy councillor, in order to give him more weight in his almost recognized position of adviser to the king, and on the 9th of June 1616 he took the oaths and his seat at the council board.^ Made a member of the Privy Council.
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^ He proposed, however, that he should be made a privy councillor, in order to give him more weight in his almost recognized position of adviser to the king, and on the 9th of June 1616 he took the oaths and his seat at the council board.

^ The Stuart king soon came to rely on Francis exceptional talents and to recognise them officially; but, as with Elizabeth, it was primarily in the highways and byways of law that he drew Francis services to him, although Francis eventually became the principal adviser to the King on all matters.
  • Francis Bacon - Life 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.fbrt.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

.Meanwhile, his great rival Coke, whose constant tendency to limit the prerogative by law and precedent had made him an object of particular dislike to James, had on two points come into open collision with the king's rights.^ Meanwhile, his great rival Coke, whose constant tendency to limit the prerogative by law and precedent had made him an object of particular dislike to James, had on two points come into open collision with the king's rights.

^ He relegated him to a kind of banishment and now in his son in laws domain there is published an immense work on the d type of hermetic philosophy that is dedicated to him and attempting by that dedication to draw him into that point of view or to give the impression that he is favorable to it.
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^ The king was the supreme power, the centre of law and justice, and his prerogative must not be infringed.

.The first case was an action of praemunire against the court of chancery, evidently instigated by him, but brought at the instance of certain parties whose adversaries had obtained redress in the chancellor's court after the cause had been tried in the court of king's bench.^ The first case was an action of praemunire against the court of chancery , evidently instigated by him, but brought at the instance of certain parties whose adversaries had obtained redress in the chancellor's court after the cause had been tried in the court of king's bench.

^ He served Essex as political advisor, but distanced himself from him when Essex's failure in the Irish campaign became evident and when his rebellion against the Queen finally brought him to the executioner's block.
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^ It was evident, however, that a determined attack was about to be made upon Bacon, and that the proceeding against the referees was really directed against him.

.With all his learning and ingenuity Coke failed in inducing or even forcing the jury to bring in a bill against the court of chancery, and it seems fairly certain that on the technical point of law involved he was wrong.^ With all his learning and ingenuity Coke failed in inducing or even forcing the jury to bring in a bill against the court of chancery, and it seems fairly certain that on the technical point of law involved he was wrong.

^ Bacon had known about the inadequacies of demotic reasoning since his earliest studies of law, as illustrated by an episode involving Justice Coke and King James I. James was a learned King and believed he could exercise his personal rule throughout the government.
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^ We all have to do a good deal of assuming, but I am so fairly certain that in every case I can call to mind the Baconian assumers have come out ahead of the Shakespearites.
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.Although his motive was, in great measure, a feeling of personal dislike towards Ellesmere, yet it is not improbable that he was influenced by the desire to restrict in every possible way the jurisdiction of a court which was the direct exponent of the king's wishes.^ Although his motive was, in great measure, a feeling of personal dislike towards Ellesmere, yet it is not improbable that he was influenced by the desire to restrict in every possible way the jurisdiction of a court which was the direct exponent of the king's wishes.

^ Francis set out to assist Essex in every way possible, believing him to be the fittest instrument to do good to the state.
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^ Yet his advice was followed only when it chimed in with James's own will; his influence was of a merely secondary kind; and his great practical skill was employed simply in carrying out the measures of the king in the best mode possible.

.The other case, that of the commendams, was more important in itself and in the circumstances connected with it.^ The other case, that of the commendams, was more important in itself and in the circumstances connected with it.

^ It shows itself likewise in parts of other philosophies, in the introduction of abstract forms and final causes and first causes, with the omission in most cases of causes intermediate, and the like.
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^ The first kind of investigation rises little above mere natural history; but the other is more important and paves the way for metaphysics.

.The general question involved in a special instance was whether or not the king's prerogative included the right of granting at pleasure livings in commendam, i.e. to be enjoyed by one who was not the incumbent.^ The general question involved in a special instance was whether or not the king's prerogative included the right of granting at pleasure livings in commendam, i.e.

^ He was one of those artists who spend their lives trying to discern their own image in alien things.
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^ And with regard to authority, it shows a feeble mind to grant so much to authors and yet deny time his rights, who is the author of authors, nay, rather of all authority.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bacon, as attorney-general, delivered a speech, which has not been reported; but the king was informed that the arguments on the other side had not been limited to the special case, but had directly impugned the general prerogative right of granting livings.^ Bacon, as attorney-general, delivered a speech, which has not been reported; but the king was informed that the arguments on the other side had not been limited to the special case, but had directly impugned the general prerogative right of granting livings.

^ The general question involved in a special instance was whether or not the king's prerogative included the right of granting at pleasure livings in commendam, i.e.

^ I do not suggest that Bacon dearly recognised and distinguished these four cases of the second form of the Principle of Limited Variety.
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.It was necessary for James, as a party interested, at once to take measures to see that the decision of the judges should not be given on the general question without due consultation.^ It was necessary for James, as a party interested, at once to take measures to see that the decision of the judges should not be given on the general question without due consultation.

^ He at last reluctantly assented, and proposed that Bacon should consult with him, while the other law officers addressed themselves to the three puisne judges.

^ 'Twill be my last visit so I must see everything necessary and take as many photos as possible!
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.He accordingly wrote to Bacon, directing him to intimate to the judges his pleasure that they should delay judgment until after discussion of the matter with himself.^ He accordingly wrote to Bacon, directing him to intimate to the judges his pleasure that they should delay judgment until after discussion of the matter with himself.

^ James then entered at great length into the case, censuring the judges for the offensive form of their letter, and for not having delayed judgment upon his demand, which had been made solely because he was himself a party concerned.

^ Yet the damage was done, and Bacon to his credit accepted the judgment against him without excuse.
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.Bacon communicated first with Coke, who in reply desired that similar notice should be given to the other judges.^ Bacon communicated first with Coke, who in reply desired that similar notice should be given to the other judges.

^ What the other judges thought is not definitely known, but Bacon appears to have been unable to put in operation the plan he had devised for swaying Coke's judgment,' or if he did attempt it, he was unsuccessful, for Coke finally gave an opinion consistent with what he seems to have held at first, that the book was not treasonable, as it did not disable the king's title.

^ It was at last felt necessary that the queen should in some way vindicate her proceedings, and this she at first did, contrary to Bacon's advice, by a declaration from the Star Chamber.

.This was done by Bacon, though he seems to hint that in so doing he was 4 Macaulay's Essay.^ This was done by Bacon, though he seems to hint that in so doing he was 4 Macaulay's Essay.

^ Has anyone visted his reconstructed studio in Dublin and seen art works that seem not to be Bacon's (though my work was and still is influenced by Bacon's.

^ Bacons style, though elegant, is by no means as simple as it seems or as it is often described.
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.'
Campbell, Lives, ii.^ John Campbell , Lives of the Chancellors (Lond., 1845), ii.

^ Macaulay in his Essay on Bacon, and by Campbell, Lives, ii.

^ Campbell, Lives, ii.

344.
.6 The mysterious crimes supposed to be concealed under the obscure details of this case have cast a shadow of vague suspicion on all who were concerned in it.^ The mysterious crimes supposed to be concealed under the obscure details of this case have cast a shadow of vague suspicion on all who were concerned in it.

^ We admit that Bacon was a sinner; but was he a sinner above all others who cast stones at Jerusalem?

^ Then for her Accession Day celebration on 17 November 1594 he wrote The Device of the Indian Prince, filled with flattering and adulatory references to the Queen, which helped to reconcile her to Essex (who had, thanks to a book published abroad, been under a shadow of suspicion concerning his influence with the Queen upon the matter of succession).
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.The minute examination of the facts by Spedding (Letters and Life, v.^ The minute examination of the facts by Spedding ( Letters and Life, v.

^ Note: The standard edition of Bacon’s Works and Letters and Life is still that of James Spedding, et.
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^ References and Further Reading Note: The standard edition of Bacons Works and Letters and Life is still that of James Spedding, et.
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.208-347) seems to show that these secret crimes exist nowhere but in the heated imaginations of romantic biographers and historians.^ In reference to these admitted defects and crimes, I only wish to show that even these do not make him "the meanest of mankind."

^ To those therefore who are daily busied with these experiments and have infected their imagination with them, such a philosophy seems probable and all but certain; to all men else incredible and vain.
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going a little beyond his instructions. .The judges took no notice of the intimation, proceeded at once to give judgment, and sent a letter in their united names to the king announcing what they had done, and declaring that it was contrary to law and to their oath for them to pay any attention to a request that their decision should be delayed.^ The judges took no notice of the intimation, proceeded at once to give judgment, and sent a letter in their united names to the king announcing what they had done, and declaring that it was contrary to law and to their oath for them to pay any attention to a request that their decision should be delayed.

^ James then entered at great length into the case, censuring the judges for the offensive form of their letter, and for not having delayed judgment upon his demand, which had been made solely because he was himself a party concerned.

^ When the king's hopes for the Commission of the Union of the Crowns failed, a case was contrived to get union declared under the common law.
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.The king was indignant at this encroachment, and acting partly on the advice of Bacon, held a council on the 6th of June 1616, at which the judges attended.^ The king was indignant at this encroachment, and acting partly on the advice of Bacon, held a council on the 6th of June 1616, at which the judges attended.

^ In fact, while the king confirmed in their situations those who had held crown offices under Elizabeth, Bacon, not holding his post by warrant, was practically omitted.

^ Francis Bacon never held any high office under King James, the King of England.
  • Francis Bacon and the KJV Part 1 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.cephas-library.com [Source type: Original source]

.James then entered at great length into the case, censuring the judges for the offensive form of their letter, and for not having delayed judgment upon his demand, which had been made solely because he was himself a party concerned.^ James then entered at great length into the case, censuring the judges for the offensive form of their letter, and for not having delayed judgment upon his demand, which had been made solely because he was himself a party concerned.

^ Because, in short, he has sacrificed himself for the sake of mankind, though but a few Elect may profit by the Great Sacrifice.
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^ So that no opinion can be formed as to the nature of air from the examination of air that is at large and exposed, but a truer judgment might be made by examining it when confined.
  • Francis Bacon: Novum Organum (1620) 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

.The judges, at the conclusion of his speech, fell on their knees, and implored pardon for the manner of their letter; but Coke attempted to justify the matter contained in it, saying that the delay required by his majesty was contrary to law.^ The judges, at the conclusion of his speech, fell on their knees, and implored pardon for the manner of their letter; but Coke attempted to justify the matter contained in it, saying that the delay required by his majesty was contrary to law.

^ The judges took no notice of the intimation, proceeded at once to give judgment, and sent a letter in their united names to the king announcing what they had done, and declaring that it was contrary to law and to their oath for them to pay any attention to a request that their decision should be delayed.

^ He accordingly wrote to Bacon, directing him to intimate to the judges his pleasure that they should delay judgment until after discussion of the matter with himself.

.The point of law was argued by Bacon, and decided by the chancellor in favour of the king, who put the question to the judges individually, " Whether, if at any time, in a case depending before the judges, which his majesty conceived to concern him either in power or profit, and thereupon required to consult with them, and that they should stay proceedings in the meantime, they ought not to stay accordingly?"^ The point of law was argued by Bacon, and decided by the chancellor in favour of the king, who put the question to the judges individually, " Whether, if at any time, in a case depending before the judges, which his majesty conceived to concern him either in power or profit, and thereupon required to consult with them, and that they should stay proceedings in the meantime, they ought not to stay accordingly?"

^ Had he taken them after he had rendered judgment instead of before, he might have been acquitted; for out of the seven thousand cases which he decided as Lord-Chancellor, not one of them has been reversed: so that he said of himself, "I was the justest judge that England has had for fifty years; and I suffered the justest sentence that had been inflicted for two hundred years."

^ [REH makes the suggestion that Shakespeare's plays might have been written by Bacon (an idea first put forth in the mid-19th century; see "Shakespeare")] "'Can't you just see those old Elizabethans sitting around talking, trying to decide whether revenge should be done by the next of kin or by the State?
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.To this all gave assent except Coke, who said that " when the case should be, he would do that should be fit for a judge to do."^ To attempt refutations in this case would be merely inconsistent with what I have already said, for since we agree neither upon principles nor upon demonstrations there is no place for argument.
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^ It is to be observed that the form of a thing is to be found (as plainly appears from what has been said) in each and all the instances in which the thing itself is to be found; otherwise it would not be the form.
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^ And even in the case of simple natures I would not be understood to speak of abstract forms and ideas, either not defined in matter at all, or ill defined.
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.No notice was taken by the king of this famous, though somewhat evasive, reply, but the judges were again asked what course they would take in the special case now before them.^ To attempt refutations in this case would be merely inconsistent with what I have already said, for since we agree neither upon principles nor upon demonstrations there is no place for argument.
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^ While on the other hand things which really call for wonder on account of the difference in species which they exhibit as compared with other species, yet if we have them by us in common use, are but slightly noticed.
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^ The element that then emerged was not a ruling but an analytically discovered law that 'must' be the juridical foundation for a set of related case rulings: judging the rulings to find the rule they jointly express.
  • Harvey Wheeler: The Semiosis of Francis Bacon's Scientific Empiricism 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They all declared that they would not decide the matter upon general grounds affecting the prerogative, but upon special circumstances incident to the case; and with this answer they were dismissed.^ They all declared that they would not decide the matter upon general grounds affecting the prerogative, but upon special circumstances incident to the case; and with this answer they were dismissed.

^ To attempt refutations in this case would be merely inconsistent with what I have already said, for since we agree neither upon principles nor upon demonstrations there is no place for argument.
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^ They are of two kinds, and seven in number, though I call them all by the general name of Practical Instances .
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.Bacon's conduct throughout the affair has been blamed, but apparently on wrong grounds.^ Bacon's conduct throughout the affair has been blamed, but apparently on wrong grounds.

^ The attempt has sometimes been made to defend the whole of Bacon's conduct on the ground that he did nothing that was not done by many of his contemporaries.

^ Those who blame Bacon must acquit Essex of all wrong-doing.

.As attorney he was merely fulfilling his duty in obeying the command of the king; and in laying down the law on the disputed point, he was, we may be sure, speaking his own convictions.^ As attorney he was merely fulfilling his duty in obeying the command of the king; and in laying down the law on the disputed point, he was, we may be sure, speaking his own convictions.

.Censure might more reasonably be bestowed on him because he deliberately advised a course of action than which nothing can be conceived better calculated to strengthen the hands of an absolute monarch.'^ Censure might more reasonably be bestowed on him because he deliberately advised a course of action than which nothing can be conceived better calculated to strengthen the hands of an absolute monarch.'

^ He acknowledged that mathematical reasoning was somewhat better than reasoning by formal logic but even it possessed the germ of the fatal demotic defect because its basic definitions were framed in words, and they led to the wrong 'divisions.'
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^ For when I speak of forms, I mean nothing more than those laws and determinations of absolute actuality which govern and constitute any simple nature, as heat, light, weight, in every kind of matter and subject that is susceptible of them.
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.This appeared to Bacon justifiable and right, because the prerogative would be defended and preserved intact.^ This appeared to Bacon justifiable and right, because the prerogative would be defended and preserved intact.

^ Among Prerogative Instances I will put in the seventeenth place Summoning Instances , borrowing the name from the courts of law, because they summon objects to appear which have not appeared before.
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^ It would, therefore, appear that Bacon's influence was not immediate.

.Coke certainly stands out in a better light, not so much for his answer, which was rather indefinite, and the force of which is much weakened by his assent to the second question of the king, but for the general spirit of resistance to encroachment exhibited by him.^ Coke certainly stands out in a better light, not so much for his answer, which was rather indefinite, and the force of which is much weakened by his assent to the second question of the king, but for the general spirit of resistance to encroachment exhibited by him.

^ Theological questions, which had tortured the minds of generations, are by him relegated from the province of reason to that of faith.

^ For the weight answers to the quantity of matter in the parts of a tangible body, whereas spirit and the quantum of matter which it contains cannot be computed by weight, for it rather diminishes the weight than increases it.
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.He was undeniably troublesome to the king, and it is no matter for wonder that James resolved to remove him from a position where he could do so much harm.^ He was undeniably troublesome to the king, and it is no matter for wonder that James resolved to remove him from a position where he could do so much harm.

^ King James was grooming his son Prince Henry to be the King after him but Henry died before he could become heir to the throne.
  • Francis Bacon and the KJV Part 1 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.cephas-library.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No public office apparently could be found for him; a scheme for retrieving his position by a marriage with the wealthy widow, Lady Elizabeth Hatton, failed, and in 1598 he was arrested for debt.

.On the 26th June he was called before the council to answer certain charges, one of which was his conduct in the praemunire question.^ On the 26th June he was called before the council to answer certain charges, one of which was his conduct in the praemunire question.

^ Fifteen months later Francis was again involved on the same subject, when Essex was arraigned before the Queens Council on a charge of disobeying Her Majestys orders in Ireland.
  • Francis Bacon - Life 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.fbrt.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

.He acknowledged his error on that head, and made little defence.^ He acknowledged his error on that head, and made little defence.

.On the 30th he was suspended from council and bench, and ordered to employ his leisure in revising certain obnoxious opinions in his reports.^ On the 30th he was suspended from council and bench, and ordered to employ his leisure in revising certain obnoxious opinions in his reports.

.He did not perform the task to the king's satisfaction, and a few months later he was dismissed from office.^ He did not perform the task to the king's satisfaction, and a few months later he was dismissed from office.

^ Ten months of hard work later, on 4 January 1618 King James bestowed the honour of Lord Chancellorship upon Francis.
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.Bacon's services to the king's cause had been most important; and as he had, at the same time, acquired great favour with Villiers, his prospects looked brighter than before.^ Bacon's services to the king's cause had been most important; and as he had, at the same time, acquired great favour with Villiers, his prospects looked brighter than before.

^ Prerogative, despite Bacon's advice and efforts, clashed more than once with liberty; Salisbury's bold schemes for relieving the embarrassment caused by the reckless extravagance of the king proved abortive, and the House was dissolved in February 1611.

^ It was around this time that Bacon entered the service of Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex, a dashing courtier, soldier, plotter of intrigue, and sometime favorite of the Queen.
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.According to his custom, he strove earnestly to guide by his advice the conduct of the young favourite.^ According to his custom, he strove earnestly to guide by his advice the conduct of the young favourite.

.His letters, in which he analyses the various relations in which such a man must stand, and prescribes the course of action suitable for each, are valuable and deserving of attention.'^ His letters, in which he analyses the various relations in which such a man must stand, and prescribes the course of action suitable for each, are valuable and deserving of attention.'

^ Secondly, we must have instances in which the nature is absent; only as such cases might be infinite, attention should be limited to such of them as are most akin to the instances of presence.'

^ Not only was he personally in favour of a war with Spain for the recovery of the Palatinate , but he foresaw in such a course of action the means of drawing together more closely the king and his parliament.

.Very striking, in view of future events, are the words 3 in which he gives him counsel as to his dealing with judges: " By no means be you persuaded to interpose yourself by word or letter in any cause depending, or like to be depending, in any court of justice, nor suffer any man to do it where you can hinder it; and by all means dissuade the king himself from it, upon the importunity of any, either for their friends or themselves.^ Very striking, in view of future events, are the words 3 in which he gives him counsel as to his dealing with judges: " By no means be you persuaded to interpose yourself by word or letter in any cause depending, or like to be depending, in any court of justice, nor suffer any man to do it where you can hinder it; and by all means dissuade the king himself from it, upon the importunity of any, either for their friends or themselves.

^ King James was no friend of the Hapsburg's either.
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^ Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.
  • Francis Bacon Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 16 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]

.If it should prevail, it perverts justice; 1 A somewhat similar case is that of the writ De Rege inconsulto brought forward by Bacon.^ If it should prevail, it perverts justice; 1 A somewhat similar case is that of the writ De Rege inconsulto brought forward by Bacon.

^ Bacon still presents a similar line of argument to his reader in 1623, namely in De Augmentis (Book V, Chap.
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^ Phil., in which the merits of Roger Bacon are brought prominently forward.

.See Letters and Life, v.^ See Letters and Life, vii.

^ (See Letters and Life, i.

^ He was not singular in his opinions and he was undoubtedly sincere; and it is only 3 See Letters and Life, iv.

233-236.
2 Ibid. vi. 6, 7, 13-26, 27-56. ' Ibid. vi. 33.
but if the judge be so just, and of so undaunted a courage (as he oughttobe) as not to be inclined thereby, yet it alwaysleaves a taint of suspicions and prejudice behind it." .It is probable that Villiers at this time had really a sense of the duties attaching tohisposition4 and was willing to be guided by a man of approved wisdom.^ It is probable that Villiers at this time had really a sense of the duties attaching tohisposition4 and was willing to be guided by a man of approved wisdom.

^ There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
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.It was not long before an opportunity occurred for showing his gratitude and favour.^ It was not long before an opportunity occurred for showing his gratitude and favour.

.Ellesmere resigned the chancellorship on the 5th of March 1616/7, and on the 7th the great seal was bestowed upon Bacon, with the title of lord keeper.^ Ellesmere resigned the chancellorship on the 5th of March 1616/7, and on the 7th the great seal was bestowed upon Bacon, with the title of lord keeper.

^ He reached the peak of his splendid career from 1616 onwards: he became a member of the Privy Council in 1616, was appointed Lord Keeper of the Great Seal the following year – thus achieving the same position as his father – and was granted the title of Lord Chancellor and created Baron of Verulam in 1618.
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^ Ten months of hard work later, on 4 January 1618 King James bestowed the honour of Lord Chancellorship upon Francis.
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.Two months later he took his seat with great pomp in the chancery court, and delivered a weighty and impressive opening discourse.^ Two months later he took his seat with great pomp in the chancery court, and delivered a weighty and impressive opening discourse.

^ A violent quarrel took place between the queen and Essex, who for some months retired from court and refused to be reconciled.

^ He entered with great vigour on his new labours, and in less than a month he was able to report to Buckingham that he had cleared off all outstanding chancery cases.

.He entered with great vigour on his new labours, and in less than a month he was able to report to Buckingham that he had cleared off all outstanding chancery cases.^ For it is to be observed that all powders (where air is manifestly enclosed) are less cold than the substances when whole, just as we imagine froth (which contains air) to be less cold than the liquid itself.
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^ So again the essential nature of our common air, and of all bodies less dense than air (which are very many), is almost unknown.
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^ In like manner the investigation and discovery of the latent configuration in bodies is a new thing, no less than the discovery of the latent process and of the form.
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.He seemed now to have reached the height of his ambition; he was the first law officer in the kingdom, the accredited minister of his sovereign, and on the best terms with the king and his favourite.^ He seemed now to have reached the height of his ambition; he was the first law officer in the kingdom, the accredited minister of his sovereign, and on the best terms with the king and his favourite.

^ Bacon's term for this generalized noumenal law was Form, which at first glance appears to be a Platonism.
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^ He was the first officer of the crown, the most able man in the kingdom, prudent, sagacious and devoted to the royal party.

His course seemed perfectly prosperous and secure, when a slight storm arising opened his eyes to the frailty of the tenure by which he held his position.
.Coke was in disgrace but not in despair; there seemed to be a way whereby he could reconcile himself to Buckingham, through the marriage of his daughter, who had an ample fortune, to Sir John Villiers, brother of the marquess, who was penniless or nearly so.^ Coke was in disgrace but not in despair; there seemed to be a way whereby he could reconcile himself to Buckingham, through the marriage of his daughter, who had an ample fortune, to Sir John Villiers, brother of the marquess, who was penniless or nearly so.

^ There were three men in England who lead the Rosicrucian movement during this period up till the time the government was seized through the Puritans and the Puritan movement was used.
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^ Many came over to the Protestant cause but there were many who held onto the Roman Catholic faith so it was a time of tremendous discord and a time when England could have gone either way but God had a plan for England and we'll see that unfold.
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.The match was distasteful to Lady Hatton and to her daughter; a violent quarrel was the consequence, and Bacon, who thought the proposed marriage most unsuitable, took Lady Hatton's part.^ The match was distasteful to Lady Hatton and to her daughter; a violent quarrel was the consequence, and Bacon, who thought the proposed marriage most unsuitable, took Lady Hatton's part.

^ In a chapter of his posthumous miscellany, entitled Bacon's Secret Vice , he proposed an 'alternative view' of this fatal flaw: 'His most articulate and helpful sketches took the form of the written word.'
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^ Bacon, as one of the learned counsel, was ordered by the council to take part in this examination, which was undoubtedly warranted by precedent, whatever may now be thought of it.

.His reasons for disapproval he explained to the king and Buckingham, but found to his surprise that their indignation was strongly roused against him.^ His reasons for disapproval he explained to the king and Buckingham, but found to his surprise that their indignation was strongly roused against him.

^ Bacon, who seems to have acted from a simple desire to do the best for Buckingham's own interests, at once changed his course, advanced the match by every means in his power, and by a humble apology appeased the indignation that had been excited against him.

.He received from both bitter letters of reproof; it was rumoured that he would be disgraced, and Buckingham was said to have compared his present conduct to his previous unfaithfulness to Essex.^ He received from both bitter letters of reproof; it was rumoured that he would be disgraced, and Buckingham was said to have compared his present conduct to his previous unfaithfulness to Essex.

^ Buckingham, notwithstanding the advice he had received from Bacon himself, was in the habit of addressing letters to him recommending the causes of suitors.

.Bacon, who seems to have acted from a simple desire to do the best for Buckingham's own interests, at once changed his course, advanced the match by every means in his power, and by a humble apology appeased the indignation that had been excited against him.^ Bacon, who seems to have acted from a simple desire to do the best for Buckingham's own interests, at once changed his course, advanced the match by every means in his power, and by a humble apology appeased the indignation that had been excited against him.

^ No other painter of Bacon's generation in England (a mild lot) has displayed the particular qualities of nerve and obsession that seems to characterise the best modern painters in other countries."
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^ He means roughly that the body has the power to produce such a feeling in anyone who should touch it, that it has the power of expanding the mercury in a thermometer, and so on.
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.It had been a sharp lesson, but things seemed to go on smoothly after it, and Bacon's affairs prospered.^ Bacon's affairs in the meantime had not been prospering.

^ It had been a sharp lesson , but things seemed to go on smoothly after it, and Bacon's affairs prospered.

^ March 26th we spent in going over the ruins, which seemed of vast extent, and I saw many things I had overlooked in my previous visit in 1879.
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.On the 4th of January i 6 i 7/8 he received the higher title of lord chancellor; in July of the same year he was made Baron Verulam and in January 1620/I he was created Viscount St Albans.^ On the 4th of January i 6 i 7/8 he received the higher title of lord chancellor; in July of the same year he was made Baron Verulam and in January 1620/I he was created Viscount St Albans.

^ FRANCIS BACON (BARON VERULAM, VISCOUNT ST ALBANS) (1561-1626), English philosopher, statesman and essayist, was born at York House in the Strand, London , on the 22nd of January 1560/1.

^ References to Bacon's Works refer to The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, and Lord High Chancellor of England ,Collected and edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis and Douglas Denon Heath, 15 vols, Boston, Brown and Taggard, 1860-1864.
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.His fame, too, had been increased by the publication in 1620 of his most celebrated work, the Novum Or ganum. He seemed at length to have made satisfactory progress towards the realization of his cherished aims; the method essential for his Instauration was partially completed; and he had attained as high a rank in the state as he had ever contemplated.^ He seemed at length to have made satisfactory progress towards the realization of his cherished aims; the method essential for his Instauration was partially completed; and he had attained as high a rank in the state as he had ever contemplated.

^ His fame, too, had been increased by the publication in 1620 of his most celebrated work, the Novum Or ganum.

^ It is true, this is not a satisfactory proof of an actual change, because improvement in public health has changed the composition of the populations, and although it is not likely that this should be the cause of an increase in stature, it is conceivable.
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.But his actions in that position were not calculated to promote the good of his country.^ But his actions in that position were not calculated to promote the good of his country.

.Connected with the years during which he held office is one of the weightiest charges against his character.^ Connected with the years during which he held office is one of the weightiest charges against his character.

.Buckingham, notwithstanding the advice he had received from Bacon himself, was in the habit of addressing letters to him recommending the causes of suitors.^ Buckingham, notwithstanding the advice he had received from Bacon himself, was in the habit of addressing letters to him recommending the causes of suitors.

^ Bacon himself disclaims a defence of this nature, and we really have no direct evidence which shows to what extent the offering and receiving of such bribes then prevailed.

^ Bacon's letter 2 on this occasion is worthy of serious attention; he evidently thought the charge was but part of the deliberate scheme to ruin him which had already been in progress.

.In many cases these seem nothing more than letters of courtesy, and, from the general tone, it might fairly be concluded that there was no intention to sway the opinion of the judge illegally, and that Bacon did not understand the letters in that sense.^ There is nothing, it seems, he could not do.
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^ This does not seem to have been the case, if we may judge from what Bacon says Letters and Life, vii.

^ Germain is no more there.
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.This view is supported by consideration of the few answers to them which are extant.'^ This view is supported by consideration of the few answers to them which are extant.'

.One outstanding case, however, that of Dr Steward,' casts some suspicion on all the others.^ One outstanding case, however, that of Dr Steward,' casts some suspicion on all the others.

^ Yet he affirms, as we said before, that his intention was never swayed by a bribe; and so far as any of these cases can be traced, his decisions, often given in conjunction with some other official, are to all appearance thoroughly just.

^ All other ways, however enticing, are impassable.

.The terms of Buckingham's note' concerning it might easily have aroused doubts; and we find that the further course of the action was to all appearances exactly accommodated to Dr Steward, who 4 A position which Bacon in some respects approved.^ The terms of Buckingham's note' concerning it might easily have aroused doubts; and we find that the further course of the action was to all appearances exactly accommodated to Dr Steward, who 4 A position which Bacon in some respects approved.

^ Some have detected in Bacon a forerunner of Karl Popper in respect of the method of falsification.
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^ So far as I can see, the actual course which science has taken, even if it has been in accord with Bacon's principles and has led to the results which he desired and anticipated, has been influenced little if at all by his writings.
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.See Essays, " Of Ambition."^ See Essays, " Of Ambition."

." It is counted by some a weakness in princes to have favourites; but it is of all others the best remedy against ambitious great ones; for when the way of pleasuring and displeasuring lieth by the favourite, it is impossible any other should be over great."^ It is counted by some a weakness in princes to have favourites; but it is of all others the best remedy against ambitious great ones; for when the way of pleasuring and displeasuring lieth by the favourite, it is impossible any other should be over great."

^ For these it would be a bitter disappointment if he turned the canvas round and painted some everyday theme in an ordinary way that would permit one to judge, as it is almost impossible to do from most of his work, the real extent and character of his talent for painting."
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^ Then, indeed, when each part pushes against the next, one after the other, the whole is moved.
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.Letters and Life, vi.^ Letters and Life, vi.

^ For his opinion of monopolies in general, see Letters and Life, vi.

278, 294-296, 313. Ibid.
vii. .579-588, analysis of the case by D. D. Heath, who expresses a strong opinion against Bacon's action in the matter.^ D. D. Heath , who expresses a strong opinion against Bacon's action in the matter.

^ His great popularity, and the general ignorance of the reasons for his imprisonment, stirred up a strong feeling against the queen, who was reported to be influenced by Bacon, and such indignation was raised against the latter that his friends feared his life would be in danger.

^ Nothing is known with certainty of the reception given to this official explanation, but the ill-feeling against Bacon was not wholly removed, and some years later, in 1604, he published, in the form of a letter to Mountjoy, an Apology for his action in the case.

7 Ibid. vi. 444 had been so strongly recommended. .It is, of course, dangerous to form an extreme judgment on an isolated and partially understood case, of which also we have no explanation from Bacon himself, but if the interpretation advanced by Heath be the true one, Bacon certainly suffered his first, and, so far as we can see, just judgment on the case to be set aside, and the whole matter to be reopened in obedience to a request from Buckingham.^ It is, of course, dangerous to form an extreme judgment on an isolated and partially understood case, of which also we have no explanation from Bacon himself, but if the interpretation advanced by Heath be the true one, Bacon certainly suffered his first, and, so far as we can see, just judgment on the case to be set aside, and the whole matter to be reopened in obedience to a request from Buckingham.

^ But no one knows what Bacon saw.
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^ He was thereupon interrupted by the earl, who proceeded to defend himself, by declaring that in one of the letters drawn up by Bacon, and purporting to be from the earl to Anthony Bacon, the existence of these rumours, and the dangers to be apprehended from them, had been admitted; and he continued, " If these reasons were then just and true, not counterfeit, how can it be that now my pretences are false and injurious?"

.It is somewhat hard to understand Bacon's position with regard to the king during these years.^ It is somewhat hard to understand Bacon's position with regard to the king during these years.

^ These themes need further investigation in order to understand how they contribute to Bacon’s concept of instauration.
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^ It is somewhat hard to understand why so little favour was shown by the king to one who had proved himself able and willing to do good service, and who, in spite of his disappointments, still continued zealously to offer advice and assistance.

.He was the first officer of the crown, the most able man in the kingdom, prudent, sagacious and devoted to the royal party.^ He was the first officer of the crown, the most able man in the kingdom, prudent, sagacious and devoted to the royal party.

^ He seemed now to have reached the height of his ambition; he was the first law officer in the kingdom, the accredited minister of his sovereign, and on the best terms with the king and his favourite.

.Yet his advice was followed only when it chimed in with James's own will; his influence was of a merely secondary kind; and his great practical skill was employed simply in carrying out the measures of the king in the best mode possible.^ Yet his advice was followed only when it chimed in with James's own will; his influence was of a merely secondary kind; and his great practical skill was employed simply in carrying out the measures of the king in the best mode possible.

^ Unfortunately for James, he could neither adopt nor carry out Bacon's policy.

^ Of a similar kind are the droppings from a house, which if there be water to follow, lengthen themselves out into a very thin thread to preserve the continuity of the water; but if there be not water enough to follow, then they fall in round drops, which is the figure that best preserves the water from a solution of continuity.
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.We know indeed that he sympathized cordially with the home policy of the government; he had no objection to such monopolies or patents as seemed advantageous to the country, and for this he is certainly not to be blamed.'^ We know indeed that he sympathized cordially with the home policy of the government; he had no objection to such monopolies or patents as seemed advantageous to the country, and for this he is certainly not to be blamed.'

^ No other painter of Bacon's generation in England (a mild lot) has displayed the particular qualities of nerve and obsession that seems to characterise the best modern painters in other countries."
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^ But we know also that the patents were so numerous as to be oppressive, and we can scarcely avoid inferring that Bacon more readily saw the advantages to the government than the disadvantages to the people.

.The opinion was common at the time, and the error was merely ignorance of the true principles of political economy.^ The opinion was common at the time, and the error was merely ignorance of the true principles of political economy.

^ He says that these common principles are not mere analogies but are the common impress of the Creator on diverse materials, so that this part of Philosophy displays the essential unity of Nature.
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^ It must be confessed, however, that some of his examples rest on mere metaphors and that his collection of common principles seems arbitrary and internally incoherent.
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.But we know also that the patents were so numerous as to be oppressive, and we can scarcely avoid inferring that Bacon more readily saw the advantages to the government than the disadvantages to the people.^ But no one knows what Bacon saw.
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^ But we know also that the patents were so numerous as to be oppressive, and we can scarcely avoid inferring that Bacon more readily saw the advantages to the government than the disadvantages to the people.

^ Francis Bacon; Of Studies A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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.In November 1620, when a new parliament was summoned to meet on January following, he earnestly pressed that the most obnoxious patents, those of alehouses and inns, and the monopoly of gold and silver thread, should be given up, and wrote to Buckingham, whose brothers were interested, advising him to withdraw them from the impending storm.^ In November 1620, when a new parliament was summoned to meet on January following, he earnestly pressed that the most obnoxious patents, those of alehouses and inns, and the monopoly of gold and silver thread , should be given up, and wrote to Buckingham, whose brothers were interested, advising him to withdraw them from the impending storm.

^ In gold, for example, the following properties meet.
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^ As it had become necessary that he should adopt some profession, he selected that of law, and took up his residence at Gray's Inn in 1579.

.This prudent advice was unfortunately rejected.^ This prudent advice was unfortunately rejected.

.But while he went cordially with the king in domestic affairs, he was not quite in harmony with him on questions of foreign policy.^ But while he went cordially with the king in domestic affairs, he was not quite in harmony with him on questions of foreign policy.

.Not only was he personally in favour of a war with Spain for the recovery of the Palatinate, but he foresaw in such a course of action the means of drawing together more closely the king and his parliament.^ Not only was he personally in favour of a war with Spain for the recovery of the Palatinate , but he foresaw in such a course of action the means of drawing together more closely the king and his parliament.

^ His letters, in which he analyses the various relations in which such a man must stand, and prescribes the course of action suitable for each, are valuable and deserving of attention.'

^ King and parliament together make up the state, but the former is first in nature and importance.

.He believed that the royal difficulties would be removed if a policy were adopted with which the people could heartily sympathize, and if the king placed himself at the head of his parliament and led them on.^ He believed that the royal difficulties would be removed if a policy were adopted with which the people could heartily sympathize, and if the king placed himself at the head of his parliament and led them on.

^ Alfred Dodd and numerous sources state in Francis Bacon's personal life story, King James first Parliament that when a new Attorney General had to be chosen Francis Bacon expected that Doughertage, who was then the Solicitor General would be moved to the Attorneyship leaving the Solicitor?s place vacant for himself.
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^ He was undeniably troublesome to the king, and it is no matter for wonder that James resolved to remove him from a position where he could do so much harm.

.But his advice was neglected by the vacillating and peace-loving monarch, his proffered proclamation was put aside, and a weak, featureless production substituted in its place.^ But his advice was neglected by the vacillating and peace-loving monarch, his proffered proclamation was put aside, and a weak, featureless production substituted in its place.

^ Among Prerogative Instances I will put in the eighth place Deviating Instances , that is, errors, vagaries, and prodigies of nature, wherein nature deviates and turns aside from her ordinary course.
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^ Among Prerogative Instances I will put in the nineteenth place Supplementary or Substitutive Instances , which I also call Instances of Refuge .
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.Nevertheless the new parliament seemed at first more responsive than might have been looked for.^ Nevertheless the new parliament seemed at first more responsive than might have been looked for.

^ But this assuredly is more than man can do, to whom it is granted only to proceed at first by negatives, and at last to end in affirmatives after exclusion has been exhausted.
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^ Sometimes the pain involved looks as if it has been inflicted; more often it seems to originate from within, from the guts of the body itself, from the misfortune of being physical.
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.A double subsidy was granted, which was expressly stated to be " not on any consideration or condition for or concerning the Palatinate."^ A double subsidy was granted, which was expressly stated to be " not on any consideration or condition for or concerning the Palatinate."

^ The House having been duly informed of the state necessities, assented to a double subsidy and appointed a committee to draw up the requisite articles.

.The session, however, was not far advanced when the question of patents was brought up; a determined attack was made upon the very ones of which Bacon had been in dread, and it was even proposed to proceed against the referees (Bacon and Montagu) who had certified that there was no objection to them in point of law.^ It was evident, however, that a determined attack was about to be made upon Bacon, and that the proceeding against the referees was really directed against him.

^ There are, however, more formidable objections against the method.

^ The session, however, was not far advanced when the question of patents was brought up; a determined attack was made upon the very ones of which Bacon had been in dread, and it was even proposed to proceed against the referees (Bacon and Montagu) who had certified that there was no objection to them in point of law.

.This proposal, though pressed by Coke, was allowed to drop; while the king and Buckingham, acting under the advice of Williams, afterwards lord keeper, agreed to give up the monopolies.^ This proposal, though pressed by Coke, was allowed to drop; while the king and Buckingham, acting under the advice of Williams, afterwards lord keeper, agreed to give up the monopolies.

^ Gardiner makes the claim that Bacon became the Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of Great Britain under King James.
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^ Of the syllogism he says, " I do not propose to give up the syllogism altogether.

.It was evident, however, that a determined attack was about to be made upon Bacon, and that the proceeding against the referees was really directed against him.^ It was evident, however, that a determined attack was about to be made upon Bacon, and that the proceeding against the referees was really directed against him.

^ The session, however, was not far advanced when the question of patents was brought up; a determined attack was made upon the very ones of which Bacon had been in dread, and it was even proposed to proceed against the referees (Bacon and Montagu) who had certified that there was no objection to them in point of law.

^ Nothing, however, was extracted from Peacham in this way, and it was resolved to proceed against him for treason.

.It is probable that this charge was dropped because a more powerful weapon had in the meantime been placed in his enemies' hands.^ It is probable that this charge was dropped because a more powerful weapon had in the meantime been placed in his enemies' hands.

.This was the accusation of bribery and corrupt dealings in chancery suits, an accusation apparently wholly unexpected by Bacon, and the possibility of which he seems never to have contemplated until it was actually brought against him.^ This was the accusation of bribery and corrupt dealings in chancery suits, an accusation apparently wholly unexpected by Bacon, and the possibility of which he seems never to have contemplated until it was actually brought against him.

^ It was evident, however, that a determined attack was about to be made upon Bacon, and that the proceeding against the referees was really directed against him.

^ We will now consider Bacon's classification of actual and possible human knowledge.
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At the beginning of the session a committee had been appointed for inquiring into abuses in the courts of justice. .Some illegal practices of certain chancery officials had been detected and punished by the court itself, and generally there was a disposition to overhaul its affairs, while Coke and Lionel Cranfield, earl of Middlesex (1575-1645) directly attacked some parts of the chancellor's administration.^ It is employed when things not directly perceptible are brought within reach of the sense, not by perceptible operations of the imperceptible body itself, but by observation of some cognate body which is perceptible.
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^ For putrefaction, which paves the way for the generation of a new form, is preceded by a dissolution of the old, which is itself a meeting together of homogeneous parts.
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^ For in all desiccation there is some decrease of quantity, not only of the quantity of spirit previously existing in the body, but also of the body itself, which was before tangible and is newly changed.
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.But on the r4th of March one 1 For a full discussion of Bacon's connexion with the monopolies, see Gardiner, Prince Charles, &c.^ But on the r4th of March one 1 For a full discussion of Bacon's connexion with the monopolies, see Gardiner , Prince Charles , &c.

^ For a full discussion of Bacon's relation to his predecessors and contemporaries, see Fowler's N. 0.

^ In discussing the primordial history of Bensalem and Atlantis, we need to compare Bacon’s version of the myth of Atlantis to the one found in Plato’s Critias and Timaeus .
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ii. .355-373. For his opinion of monopolies in general, see Letters and Life, vi.^ See Letters and Life, vii.

^ Letters and Life, vi.

^ For his opinion of monopolies in general, see Letters and Life, vi.

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.Christopher Aubrey appeared at the bar of the House, and charged Bacon with having received from him a sum of money while his suit was going on, and with having afterwards decided against him.^ Christopher Aubrey appeared at the bar of the House, and charged Bacon with having received from him a sum of money while his suit was going on, and with having afterwards decided against him.

^ It was evident, however, that a determined attack was about to be made upon Bacon, and that the proceeding against the referees was really directed against him.

^ When we analyse the specific charges against him, with his answers to them, we find many that are really of little weight.

.Bacon's letter 2 on this occasion is worthy of serious attention; he evidently thought the charge was but part of the deliberate scheme to ruin him which had already been in progress.^ Bacon's letter 2 on this occasion is worthy of serious attention; he evidently thought the charge was but part of the deliberate scheme to ruin him which had already been in progress.

^ The match was distasteful to Lady Hatton and to her daughter; a violent quarrel was the consequence, and Bacon, who thought the proposed marriage most unsuitable, took Lady Hatton's part.

^ His uncle, who appears to have " taken his zeal for ambition," wrote him a severe letter, taking him to task for arrogance and pride, qualities which Bacon vehemently disclaimed.

.A second accusation (Edward Egerton's case) followed immediately after, and was investigated by the House, who, satisfied that they had just matter for reprehension, appointed the r9th for a conference with the Lords.^ Frederick and Elizabeth were driven out of Bohemia by the Hapsburg armies who drove them out of Bohemia and they took refuge in The Hague in Holland and the thirty year war followed.
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^ How far they do suffer it I have investigated in the following experiment.
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^ Moreover, his description of the activities of Solomon’s House clearly do not follow Platonic or Aristotelian methods of investigation and deduction.
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.On that day Bacon, as he had feared, was too ill to attend.^ On that day Bacon, as he had feared, was too ill to attend.

He wrote 3 to the Lords excusing his absence, requesting them to appoint a convenient time for his defence and cross-examination of witnesses, and imploring them not to allow their minds to be prejudiced against him, at the same time declaring that he would not " trick up an innocency with cavillations, but plainly and ingenuously declare what he knew or remembered." The charges rapidly accumulated, but Bacon still looked upon them as party moves, and was in hopes of defending himself.' .Nor did he seem to have lost his courage, if we are to believe the common reports of the day,' though certainly they do not appear worthy of very much credit.^ Now to this I readily assent, and indeed this which they point at as so much to be preferred is the very thing of all others which I am about.
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^ For some of them, though in use trivial and ludicrous, yet in regard to the information they give may be of much value.
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^ In some cases, indeed, it seems to be without a cause, though not, I believe, really so.
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