Learned in the Law: Or, Examples and Encouragements from the Lives of Eminent Lawyers
The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2002 - 386 páginas
A set of biographical sketches of eminent jurists from the 17th through 19th centuries, including Lord Bacon, John Selden, the Earl of Mansfield, Sir William Jones, and Lord Brougham. Intended to encourage emulation, Adams offers a series of "Great Man" portraits in the manner of Carlyle that emphasizes the outstanding moral character, determination, and diligence of his subjects and their crucial contributions to Britain. Like many Victorians, Adams feared that the professional specialization created by the growth of science and industry would eliminate the type of well-rounded personality dear to the English. This concern is evident in his choice of representative figures. He demonstrates in each case that these were men of parts with a breadth of interests that contributed to their greatness as jurists.
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I. FRANCIS BACON, Lord Verulam, the father of Inductive Philosophy, best known in English history and English literature as Lord Bacon, was the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Queen Elizabeth's Lord-Keeper, by his wife, Anne Cooke, ...
Her husband, Sir Nicholas,^nfty- one years old, when Francis, his youngest son, was born, — if not endowed with ... When a thief, named Hogg, put in a plea for a mild sentence on the ground that a kinship existed between Hogg and Bacon, ...
We possess but few of Francis Bacon ; those we have, however, may be taken as confirmatory of the popular belief. Queen Elizabeth, who, in allusion to the precocious gravity of his demeanour, was wont to call him her " young lord-keeper ...
For a youth of Bacon's parts no better education could have been devised. It opened up to him all the pomp and splendour of French ... while his barber trimmed his hair and beard. During the process he fell 20 FRANCIS BACON (LORD VERTJLAM).
At his father's death, Francis Bacon found himself inadequately provided for, and could no longer hope to enter public life as the equal and companion of men of good estate. " He had to think how to live, instead of living but to think.