The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

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William Pickering., 1826
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Page 176 - chains, and their nobles in fetters of iron.
Page 396 - Henry Cuffe, call to God for mercy, and to the queen, and deserve it by declaring truth. For I, that must now prepare for another world, have resolved to deal 'clearly with God and the world : and must needs say this to you ; You have been one of the chiefest instigators of me to all these my disloyal courses into which I have fallen.
Page 249 - My lord, on the other side, had a settled opinion, that the queen could be brought to nothing but by a kind of necessity and authority; and I well remember, when by violent courses at any time he had got his will, he would ask me : Now, sir, whose principles be true...
Page 361 - That the afternoon before the rebellion, Merick, with a great company of others, that afterwards were all in the action, had procured to be played before them the play of deposing King Richard the Second. Neither was it casual, but a play bespoken by Murick.
Page 394 - I knew, and must confess, if we had failed of our ends, we should, rather than have been disappointed, even have drawn blood from herself. From henceforward he dealt no more with me herein, until he was discharged of his keeper at Essex House. And then he...
Page 253 - Essex here with a white staff in his hand, as my Lord of Leicester had, and continued him still about you for society to yourself, and for an honour and ornament to your attendance and Court in the eyes of your people, and in the eyes of foreign Embassadors, then were he in his right element : for to discontent him as you do, and yet to put arms and power into his hands, may be a kind of temptation to make him prove cumbersome and unruly.
Page 247 - ... the Queen hath denied me yon place for you, and hath placed another; I know you are the least part of your own matter, but you fare ill because you have chosen me for your mean and dependence; you have spent your time and thoughts in my matters: I die (these were his very words) if I do not somewhat towards your fortune: you shall not deny to accept a piece of land which I will bestow upon you.
Page 248 - My lord, I see I must be your " homager, and hold land of your gift ; but do you " know the manner of doing homage in law? Always " it is with a saving of his faith to the king and his " other lords ; and therefore, my lord, said I, I can be " no more yours than I was, and it must be with the " ancient savings: and if 1 grow to be a rich man, " you will give me leave to give it back again to some " of your unrewarded followers.
Page 229 - ... so balanced, as it may have sufficient matter for the conscience of the peers to convict him, and yet leave sufficient matter in the conscience of a king upon the same evidence to pardon his life; because the peers are astringed by necessity either to acquit or condemn ; but grace is free: arid for my part, I think the evidence in this present case will be of such a nature.
Page 250 - But this difference in two points so main and material, bred in process of time a discontinuance of privateness, as it is the manner of men seldom to communicate where they think their courses not approved, between his lordship and myself: so as I was not called nor advised with for some year and a half before his lordship's going into Ireland, as in former time...

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