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Assistance to Chancellor in Court of Chancery, 214. His Letter to Earl of Somerset,

214. Countess of Shrewsbury's Case, 215.- Case of Duels,” 215. Oliver St.

John's Case on “ Benevolences," 216 Lord Ellesınere invariable Supporter of

Abuses of Prerogative, 216. Court of High Commission, 216. Illegal Proclama-

tions, 217. Controversy between Lord Coke and Lord Ellesmere respecting “ In-

junctions,” 217. Injunction against Execution on a fraudulent Judgment, 218.

Proceedings in King's Bench, 218. Lord Ellesmere's Statement, 218, Lord Elles-
mere's Illness, 220. Appeal to the King, 220. King's Decision, 220. Lord Coke's
Obstinacy, 220. Letter from Sir Francis Bacon to the King, 221. Murder of Sir
Thomas Överbury, 221. Divorce of Countess of Essex, 221. Prosecution of
Earl and Countess of Somerset, 222. Lord Ellesmere Lord High Steward at
their Trial, 222, His Address to Countess of Somerset, 223. Measures for silen-
cing Earl of Somerset, 223. Pardon improperly granted to Somerset, 223. Blame
imputable to Lord Ellesmere, 223. Dismissal of Lord Coke from Office of Chief
Justice, 224. Question of Commendams and King's Power to stay Actions at
Law, 224. Pusillanimity of the Judges, 224. Unconstitutional Opinion of Francis
Bacon, 224. Unconstitutional Opinion of Lord Ellesmere, 224. Cowardice of the
Puisne Judges, 225. Noble Answer of Lord Coke, 225. Order for Lord Coke
to abstain from public Exercise of his Office, 226. He is dismissed, 226. Lord
Ellesmere's Speech in swearing in new Chief Justice, 226. Lord 'Ellesmere's

Letter to King wishing to resign, 227. King's Answer refusing Leave, 228.

Lord Ellesmere's second Letter to King, 223. Lord Ellesmere made Viscount

Brackley, 228. His Resignation, 230 Offer of an Earldom, 230. His Death,

231. Funeral, 231. Epitaph, 231. Character of Lord Ellesmere, 232. Solicitous

for Honour of Bar, 233. King's Interference with Suits, 233. Courtesy

Accession of James I., 276. Bacon's Letters to be shown to the King, 276. Bacon's

Letter to the King, 276. Renewal of his Patent as King's Counsel, 277. Pro-

posed l’roclamation, 277. He is presented to the King, 277. Bacon's Description

of James, 277. Bacon's Anxiety to be knightcd, 278. He is knighted with 300

others, 277. He is married, 277. Bacon's Unpopularity from his Ingratitude 10

Essex, 278. His Letter to Lord Southampton, 279. His Indiscreet “Apology,"

279. Trial of Sir Walter Raleigh, 279. A Parliament, 279. Bacon recovers his

Credit, 279. King's Counsel, with Salary and Pension, 280. Succeeds to Gorban)-

bury, 280. His Poverty, 280. Bacon's Visit to Provost of Eton, 280. Projected

Hisiory of England, 280. Publication of " Advancement of Learning, ' 280.

Part taken by him in the House of Commons, 280. His Discontent, 280 Sur E.

Coke tries to depress him, 281. His Letter of Remonstrance to Sir E. Cohe, 281.

Coke promoted to be Chief Justice of Common Pleas, 281. Bacon's Lelier to

Lord Salisbury, asking Office of Solicitor General, 282. His second Letter to

Lord Salisbury, 282. Again disappointed, 262. Bacon's Letter to Lord Chancel-

lor Ellesmere, 283. His Letter to the King, 284. Bacon, Solicitor General, 285.

His Speech in favour of the Union with Scotland, 285. Trial of Lord Sanquhar
for Murder, 285. "Cogitata et Visa," 286. Bacon's Letter to the King, asking
Promotion, 286. Another Letter to the King respecting Office of Attorney Gen-
eral, 287. Intrigue for removing Sir E. Coke from being Chief Justice of the
Common Pleas to be Chief Justice of the King's Bench, 288. Bacon Aitorney
General, 289. Dialogue between Mr. Attorney and Chief Justice Coke, 289. In-
fluence of Bacon in the Administration of the Government, 289. Question

whether he could be re-elected to the House of Communs, being Attorney Gen-

eral ? 290. Speech as Attorney General for a Supply, 290. Raising of “Benevo-

lences,” 291. Bacon defends“ Benevolences,” 291 Bacon's atrocious Conduct

in the Prosecution of Peacham for Treason, 292. Tampers with the Judges, 292.

Puts Peacham to the Torture, 292. Letter to the King about the torturing of

Peacham, 292. Bacon announces his Resolution to the King to go to the lower

to see the Torture inflicted on Pcacham, 293. His Report of the torturing, 293.

Peacham brought to Trial and convicted, 293. Public Indignation, 293. Death

of Peacham, 293. Improper Attempts to palliate Bacon's Misconduct, 294.

Bacon cultivates George Villiers, James's new Favourite, 294. His excellent

advice to Villiers, 294. Illness of Lord Ellesmere, 295. Bacon's Letter to King

soliciting Chancellor's Place, 295. Second Letter to King, pressing for the Ap-

pointment, 295. Profils of Offices he would give up, 296. Retainer of Serjeant

Yaxley in the Reign of Henry VII., 296. Arguments against making Sir E.

Coke Chancellor, 297. Bacon's own Fitness, 297. Preparations for Transfer of

Great Seal, 298. Lord Chancellor recovers, 298. Bacon's pretended Joy, 298.

Bacon solicits to be made Privy Councillor, 298. He is offered a Promise of

Great Seal, or to be made Privy Councillor, 299. He prefers being a Privy Coun-

cillor, 299. Sworn a Privy Councillor, 299. Gives up private Practice at the

Bar, 299. His Proposal for “the Amendment of the Law," 300. His wise Views

of Law Reform, 300. Murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, 300. Bacon's Part in


Great Seal delivered to Bacon as Lord Keeper, 305. His Delight, 306. His Letter

of Thanks to Buckingham, 306. King's Visit to Scotland, 307. Bacon's Instal-

lation as Lord Keeper, 308. His inaugural Address, 308. His Account of the

Ceremony, 309. King's Approbation of his Address, 310. The Lord Keeper's

great Despatch in the Court of Chancery, 310. His Letter announcing that there

were no Arrears in the Court, 311. He gives Dinners to the Judges and the Bar,

311. Tampers with the Judges about High Commission Court, 312. Bacon in-

discreetly opposes Marriage between Buckingham's Brother and Sir E. Coke's
Daughter, 312. His Letter to Buckingham dissuading the Match, 313. His Let-
ter to King on same Subject, 313. He directs Prosecution against Sir E. Coke
for rescuing his Daughter, 313. Rage of the King and Buckingham, 313. Bacon's
Alarm and Contrition, 314. King's vituperative Letter to Bacon, 314. Bacon's
abject Apology to the King, 315. His Servility to Buckingham, 315 He is
pardoned, 315. He defends Monopolies, 315. Buckingham's Interference in
Suits in Chancery, 316. Bacon made Lord Chancellor, and a Peer, 315. Bacon's
Danger from a Maniac Peer, 317. Exccution of Sir Walter Raleigh, 318. Cen-
sure on Bacon for his Concurrence in the Death of Raleigh, 318. Prosecution
for Exportation of Bullion, 319. Prosecution of Earl of Suffolk for trafficking

with public Money, 319. Prosecution for Libel on the Chancellor, 319. Prosecu-

tion of Yelverton, the Attorney General, for improperly granting a Charter, 320.

Publication of Novum ORGANUM, 320. Bacon's Letter presenting this Work

to the King, 321. The King's Answer, 321. Presentation Copy to Sir E. Coke,

322. Bacon at the Height of his Prosperity, 322. His Mode of Living, 322.

Made Viscount St. Alban's, 323. His sudden Fall, 223. He advises the Calling

of a Parliament, 323. Parliament meets, 323. His Address to the King, 323.

Proceedings in Parliament, 324. Sir E. Coke, Leader of Opposition, 324, Com-

mittee to inquire into Monopolies, 324. Scene in the House of Lords when Sir

E. Coke demanded a Conference, 324. Committee to inquire into Abuses in

Courts of Justice, ::25. Williams, Dean of Westminster, asterwards Lord Keeper,

becomes Adviser of the Court, 325. Measures recommended by him, 325. Con

ference between the two Houses, 326. Bacon irregularly defends himself, 326.

He is censured, 326. Charge of Corruption against the Chancellor, 326. He at

first ireals the Charge with scorn, 327. His last Appearance in the House of

Lords, 327. His dread of a Message from the Commons lo impeach him, 327.

He suddenly adjourns the House, and takes to his Bed, 327. The Chief Justice

of the Kirg's Bench appointed Speaker of the House of Lords, 327. Commons

demand a Conference on Charges against the Chancellor, 328. Bacon's Letter to

the Peers, 328. Answer of the Peers, 329. King's Message to the Commons,

329. Fresh Charges of Bribery against the Chancellor, 329. Bacon's Behavi-

our under the Accusation, 330. His Letter to the King, 330. His private Inter-

view with the King, 331. King wishes to dissolve Parliament, 331. 'Is dissuaded

by Williams, 331. Impeachment proceeds, 332. Bacon's Confession, 332. Con-

fession voted insufficient, 333. Articles of Impeachment, 334. Full Confession,

334. Deputation of Peers to Bacon to verify the Confession, 334. The Great

Seal is taken from him, 335. He is summoned to hear Judgment, 335. Last at-
tempt to move the King in his favour, 335. Sentence is pronounced, 335. Justice

of the Sentence, 336. Bacon's modern Defenders, 336. Reason for his plead-

ing Guilty, 336. Whether Bacon subject to Imputation of Moral Guilt 336.

Bacon's severe Illness, 339. He is committed to the Tower in Execution of his

Sentence, 339. His Letter to Buckingham, praying that he may be liberated,

439, Humane Interposition of Prince Charles, 310. Bacon is liberated, 310.

Goes to a Villa at Parson's Green, 340. He is annoyed by his Creditors, 340.

He retires to Gorhambury, 340. His Petition to House of Lords, 341. His

Penury, 341. Settlement of his Affairs, 341. Qualified Pardon granted to him,

342. Bacun ill-used by Lord Keeper Williams, 342. His Hopes of being re-in-

stated, 312. He resumes his literary Labours, 342. His History of Henry VII.

342. He returns to Philosophy, 343. Publication of "De Augmentis, '' 343.

“ Historia Vitæ et Mortis,” &c., 343. His continuing Love of Show, 344. His

Want of Money and Credit, 344. Candidate for Provostship of Eton, 341. His

Firmness when disappointed, 345. Has an Interview with the King, 345. He

is disappointed in the Hope of being again employed, 345. His Congratulation

on Buckingham's Return from Spain, 346. His Exclusion from Parliament, 346.

His Letter to the King praying for a full Pardon, 347. Full Pardon granted to

him, 347. His Health and Strength decline, 347. His literary Labours, 347.

He compiles a Jest Book, 348. Ho commences Digest of Laws, and History of

Henry VIII , 348. Death of James I., 348. Bacon's Hopes at Commencement

of new Reign disappointed, 349 He renounces Politics and public Life, 349.

Transfer of Great Seal from Williams to Coventry, 349. Bacon makes his last

Will, 349. Solicits Williams to edit his Letters and Speeches, 350. His Trans-

lation of Psalmis, 350. He returns to Gray's Inn, 351. His last Experiment,

352. His sudden Illness, 352 He is carried to Lord Arundel’s at Highgate,

352. He is visited by Sir Julius Cæsar, 352. His Letter to Lord Arundel, 352.

His Death, 353. His Judgment in the Court of Chancery, 353. Great merit of

his “Order,s” 353. His Lesson to King James 10 hear both Sides of a Cause,

351, His Addresses to the Judges in the Exchequer Chamber, 354. His excel-

lent Advice to a Judge, 355. His Feeling for the Honour of the Profession of the

Law, 355. His Character as a Statesman, 355. His Speeches, 356. Bacon as a

Philosopher, 356. Benefits conferred by his Writingi, 357. A great ethical wri-

ter, 358. His Siyle, 358. Essays, 358. “ New Atlantis,” 358. Tract “On

Church Controversies," 359, "Wisdom of the Ancients,” 359. Latin and En-

glish Writings, 359. His Private Character, 359. Delightful Companion, 359,

Kind to Servants and Dependants, 360, Fanciful about Health, 359. Fable that

he always sainted away at Change of Moon, 359. Charge of Infidelity, 359. Free

from Jealousy of Rivals, 361, His Person, 362. Duty of duly discriminating

and delineating his Merits and Defects, 363. Regret that he did not confine bim-

self to Philosophy, 363. His Funeral, 363. His Epitaph, 363. He died Insol.

vent, 363. His Widow, 364. His Feelings on being childless, 364.

Disposition of Great Seal when taken from Lord Bacon, 364. JOHN WILLIAMS,

Dean of Westrninster, Lord Keeper, 364. His Genealogy, 365. His School
Education, 365. He is sent 10 Cambridge, 365. His extraordinary Industry,
365. Takes his Bachelor's Degree, 365. Master of Arts, 366. Parish Priest

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