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Returns to Twickenham. Invents barometer and otl

instruments. Resumes his professional labours. Ei

ployed by the Queen. Effort to secure a vacancy. M.

of Cambridge. Work on Elements of the law. Ess

appointed to command in Spain. The Essays. Sacr

Meditations. Colours of Good and Evil. Proposal

marriage to Lady Hatton. Reading on Statute of Use

Essex solicits command in Ireland. Interruption of in

macy between Bacon and Essex. Bacon dissuad

Essex from accepting the command. Essex appointt

Lord Lieutenant. His rash conduct. Intercession 1

Bacon with the Queen. Return of Essex. His impt
sonment. Bacon's friendship. Private investigation
Star Chamber. Bacon's objection to this. Apology P
Essex. Public proceeding against Essex. Bacon cout
sel against Essex. Reasons for this. Trial of Esse:
His application to the Queen after the trial. Obloqn
of Bacon. Imprudent conduct of partizans of Esse:
Bacon's exertions with the Queen for Essex. Writ<
letters for him. Impropriety of this. Essex liberatec
Monopoly of Sweet Wines. Essex's violence. Bacon
interview with the Queen. Treason of Essex. Bacon'
difficult situation. Trial of Essex. His Executior
Account of his treason. Death of the Queen. Bacon'
praise of the Queen.

Part II.


Chapter I.

From the accession of James till the publica-

tion of the Wisdom of the Ancients . . .

Bacon's prospects. Approach of the King. Parliament.
Visit to Eton. Letter to Saville. Education. Great-
ness of Britain. Extent of Territory. Compactness.
Martial valour. Riches. His parliamentary exertions.
Advancement of Learning. Decision. Dedication.
Objections from Divines. Politicians. Errors of learned
men. Study of Words. Government. Posthumous
fame. Analysis of science of Man. Exertions in active
life. Ireland. Scotland. Church Reform. Church
Controversies. Edification of the Church. Solicitor
General. Cogitata et Visa. Wisdom of the Ancients.

Chapter u.

From the publication of the Wisdom of the
Ancients to the publication of the Novum

Marshalsea. Charter House. Death of the Prince.
Essays. Prosecution of Lord Sanquhar. Confession
of Faith. Attorney General. Parliament of 1614.
Duelling. Undertakers. Benevolences. St. John.
Peacham. Consulting the Judges. Owen. Villiers.
Political advice to Villiers. Overbury. Somerset.
Disputes between King's Bench and Chancery. Privy
Counsellor. Resignation and Death of Lord Brackley.
Lord Keeper. His pecuniary loss. Presents to the
Monarch and Officers of State. To the Lord Keeper.
To Judges. Abolition in France of the Epices. King's
journey to Scotland. Takes his seat in Chancery. His
address. Jurisdiction. Patents. Delays. Expense.
Spanish match. Marriage of Sir John Villiers. Finance.
Civil List. Lord Chancellor. Wrenham. Dulwich.
Dutch merchants. Lord Suffolk. Buckingham receives
£20,000 for the place of Lord Treasurer. Bacon's
judicial exertions. Buckingham's interference. Slander
of Wraynham. Presents in the case of Egerton and
Egerton. In Aubrey and Bronker. From Grocers and
Apothecaries. Hody and Hody. Lord Clifford threatens
to assassinate the Chancellor. Law Reporters. Ordi-
nances in Chancery. Judges, character of. Gardens,
Bacon's delight in. Lincoln's Inn Fields. Gorhambury.
His philosophical house. Alienation Office. York
House. His sixtieth birth-day. Ben Jonson's poem.

Chapter IV.

From his Fall to his Death .... ccclxxviii

Imprisonment of Bacon. Liberation. Release of
fine. History of Henry VII. Greatness of states.
Familiar illustrations. His piety. Eton College. De
Augmentis. History of Life and Death. Importance of
knowledge of the body. Consumption. Vital spirit.
All bodies have a spirit. Flight. Death. Importance of
science of Animal Spirit. Bacon's works after his retire-
ment. Gondomar. D'Effiat. Sir Julius Ceesar. Selden.
Ben Jonson. Meautys. Bacon's pardon. Death of
James. Decline of Bacon's health. Apothegms. Psalms.
Confession of Faith. Prayers. Student's prayer.
Author's prayer. Chancellor's prayer. Prayers in the
Instauration—in the De Augmentis—in the Novum
Organ um—in the Instauratio, third part—in the Minor
publications. Paradoxes. Letters. Scepticism, nature
of. Rawley's statement. Bacon's will. Cause of Bacon's
death. Bacon's last letter. Opening of Bacon's will.
Funeral. Monument. Meautys. Bacon's temperament.
Bacon's person. His mind. Extent of views. Senses.
Imagination. Understanding. Temporary inability to
acquire knowledge. Particular studies. Memory.
Composition. Causes of Bacon's entering active life.
Bacon's entrance into active life. His motive for reform.
Reformer. Bacon as a Lawyer—Judge — Patron —
Statesman. Reform as Statesman and Lawyer—as
Statesman. Reform of law. His private life. Conver-
sation. Wit. Religious. Conclusion.

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