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THE WORKS

OF

FRANCIS BACON,

Lord Chancellor of England.

A NEW EDITION:

WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,

BY

BASIL MONTAGU, ESQ.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

PHILADELPHIA :

CARE Y AND HAR T.

1841.

Stereotyped by L Johnson

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CONTENTS OF VOL. III.

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LETTERS FROM THE CABALA.

inclination of his majesty's, signified to

Sir Francis Bacon to the Lord Treasurer, con-

him, for the chancellor's place.......... 14

cerning the solicitor's place......

1 Lord Chancellor Bacon to Sir George Villiers, of

to the Lord Treasurer Burghley..

1

advice concerning Ireland, from Gorham-

to the Lord Treasurer Burghley.

bury to Windsor......

15

Mr. Anthony Bacon to the Earl of Essex.

to the Earl of Northumberland..

16

The Earl of Essex's answer.....

4 to the King..

16

Sir Francis Bacon to the Earl of Salisbury, con- Sir Francis Bacon, the king's attorney, returned

cerning the solicitor's place.....

5 with postils of the king's own hand..... 18

to the Earl of Essex, when Sir Robert Cecil

to the Master of the Horse, upon the sending

was in France. ......

of his bill for viscount, sc........

19

to the Earl of Essex, concerning the Earl of

to Sir George Villiers, upon the sending his

Tyrone ......

6

patent for Viscount Villiers to be signed.. 20

to the Earl, before his going to Ireland....

to the King, about a certificate of my Lord

to the Earl of Essex, after his enlargement...

Coke's.....

20

in recommendation of his service to the Earl

to Mr. Toby Matthew...

21

of Northumberland, a few days before Queen

to the Earl of Salisbury

21

Elizabeth's death..

8 to the King.

21

to Mr. Robert Kempe, upon the death of Queen

to the King.

22

Elizabeth.

to the King.

22

to Mr. David Foules in Scotland, upon the en-

to the King, upon the sending unto him a

trance of his majesty's reign. .......

9 beginning of a History of His Majesty's

to Sir Robert Cecil, after defeat of the Spa-

Time.

23

niards in Ireland, for reducing that kingdom

to the Lord Chancellor, touching the History

to civility, with some reasons enclosed.....

of Britain

23

to the Lord Treasurer, touching his speech in

to the King, about the pardon of the Parlia-

Parliament....

9

ment's sentence....

to Mr. Matthew, upon sending his book De

to the King, upon presenting his discourse

Sapientia Veterum.

10 touching the plantation of Ireland. ...... 24

to the King, touching matter of revenue and

to the Earl of Salisbury, upon sending him

profit ......

one of his Books of Advancement of Learn-

to the King, touching the lord chancellor's

ing.....

25

place ......

10 The Lord Chancellor Bacon to the Lords.. 25

to the King, of my lord chancellor's amend-

to the Duke......

26

ment, and the difference begun between the Sir Francis Bacon to the Lord Treasurer Buck-

Chancery and King's Bench....... 11 hurst, upon the same occasion, of sending

to Sir George Villiers, touching the difference

his book of Advancement of Learning... 26

between the Courts of Chancery and King's

of the like argument, to the Lord Chan-

12

cellor ......

26

to the King, concerning the premunire in the

of the like argument, to the Earl of North-

King's Bench against the Chancery...... 12 ampton, with request to present the book

Lord Chancellor Bacon to the King, opon sumo

to his majesty....

27

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Lord Bacon to my Lord Mayor, upon a proceed-

ing in a private cause.....

39

to my Lord Treasurer Salisbury, upon a new-

year's tide........

40

to his Majesty, concerning Peacham's cause,

January 21, 1614.......

to the King, touching Peacham's cause, Janu-

ary 27, 1614 ........

40

reporting the state of my lord chancellor's

health, January 29, 1614....

41

to the King, giving him an account of Peach-

am's business, and some others, January

31, 1614......

42

to the King, touching my lord chancellor's

amendment, and the putting off I. S. his

cause, February 17, 1614...

43

to the King, of account of Owen's cause, etc.

11 February, 1614......

44

to the King, reporting the day of hearing of

I. S. his cause, in the Star Chamber. 29

April, 1615.......

44

to the King, concerning the New Company,

August 12, 1615.....

45

to Sir George Villiers, touching Roper's place.

January 22, 1615...

45

to the King, advising how to break off with the

New Company. February 3, 1615....... 46

to the King, touching the lord chancellor's

sickness, February 9, 1615........... 46

to Sir George Villiers, touching a motion to

swear him councillor. February 21, 1615 47

to the King, of advice upon the breach of the

New Company, February 25, 1615....... 47

to Sir George Villiers, touching a motion to

swear him councillor. February 27, 1615 48

to Sir George Villiers, touching his swearing

councillor. May 30, 1616....

48

to Sir George Villiers, upon the choice his

majesty gave him, whether he would be
sworn councillor, or have assurance to suc-

ceed the chancellor. June 3, 1616....... 49

to his very honourable good friend, Sir George

Villiers, Master of the Horse to his Majesty,

and of the most noble Order of the Garter.

June 12, 1616.......

49

to Sir George Villiers, for the restoring of

Doctor Burgis to preach. June 12, 1616. 49

to the King, touching Sir George Villiers's

patent for Baron of Bletchley and Viscount

Villiers. August 12, 1616....

to Sir George Villiers, upon the sending of his

patent for the creation of viscount. Sealed

August 20, 1616....

50

to Sir George Villiers, acknowledging the

49

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