An Account of the Life and Times of Francis Bacon: Extracted from the Edition of His Occasional Writings by James Spedding, Volume 1

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Houghton, Osgood, 1878 - 730 pages
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Page 424 - Sir Francis Bacon was married yesterday to his young wench in Maribone Chapel. He was clad from top to toe in purple, and hath made himself and his wife such store of fine raiments of cloth of silver and gold that it draws deep into her portion.
Page 374 - I will have one doctrine, one discipline, one religion, in substance and ceremony. Never speak more on that point — how far you are bound to...
Page 320 - Solicitor together; but either to serve with another upon your remove, or to step into some other course; so as I am more free than ever I was from any occasion of unworthy conforming myself to you, more than general good manners or your particular good usage shall provoke; and if you had not been short-sighted in your own fortune, as I think, you might have had more use of me. But that tide is passed.
Page 349 - It seems she might have lived if she would have used means ; but she would not be persuaded, and princes must not be forced. Her physicians said she had a body of firm and perfect constitution likely to have lived many years."3 The ncxt day he adds that about three o'clock in the morning she " departed this life mildly, like a lamb : easily like a ripe apple from the tree : cum leni quadam febre, absque gemitu.
Page 318 - ... and other such strange light terras he gave me, with that insulting which cannot be expressed. Herewith stirred, yet I said no more but this : " Mr. Attorney, do not depress me so far; for I have been your better, and may be again, when it please the Queen.
Page 32 - I think happeneth rarely among men : for I did not only labour carefully and industriously in that he set me about, whether it were matter of advice or otherwise, but, neglecting the queen's service, mine own fortune, and in a sort my vocation, I did nothing but advise and ruminate with myself, to the best of my understanding, propositions and memorials of any thing that might concern his lordship's honour, fortune, or service.
Page 136 - I have been like a piece of stuff bespoken in the shop ; and if her Majesty will not take me, it may be the selling by parcels will be more gainful. For to be, as I told you, like a child following a bird, which when he is nearest flieth away and lighteth a little before, and then the child after it again, and so in infinitum, I am weary of it...
Page 491 - That the state of knowledge is not prosperous nor greatly advancing, and that a way must be opened for the human understanding entirely different from any hitherto known, and other helps provided, in order that the mind may exercise over the nature of things the authority which properly belongs to it.
Page 205 - I did as plainly see his overthrow chained as it were by destiny to that journey, as it is possible for a man to ground a judgment upon future contingents.
Page 590 - I have hitherto had only potestatem verborum, nor that neither. I was three of my young years bred with an ambassador in France, and since I have been an old truant in the schoolhouse of your council-chamber, though on the second form, yet longer than any that now sitteth hath been in the head form.

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