The Life of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

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A. Millar, 1740 - 197 pages

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Page 46 - The quarrel betwixt them seems to have been personal: and it lasted to the end of their lives. Coke was jealous of Bacon's reputation in many parts of knowledge: by whom, again, he was envied for the high reputation he had acquired in one ; each aiming to be admired, particularly, for that in which the other excelled. This affectation in two extraordinary men has something in it very mean, and is not uncommon.
Page 63 - I do not see but you may think your private fortunes established ; and therefore it is now time that you should refer your actions chiefly to the good of your sovereign and your country.
Page 76 - General, which required his frequent attendance in the upper bouse : the commons, from their particular regard for Sir Francis Bacon, and for that time only, overruled the objection ; and he was accordingly allowed to take his place among them. If I observe farther, that the king raised him to the dignity of a...
Page 144 - Bacon confiderej as the fountain of all knowledge, had been lately condemned and burned in a fynod held at Paris. The works of that celebrated Antient have, in truth, more exercifed the hatred and admiration of mankind than thofe of all the other philofophers together. Launoy...
Page 130 - ... where his merit is unqueftionably great and entirely his own. For, to the writings of the antients he was not, he could not, be obliged. They had either miftaken the right road to natural knowledge: or if Any of them ftruck into it by chance, finding the way difficult, obfcure, and tedious, they foon abandoned it for ever.
Page 154 - ... novelty, nor idolized antiquity, that was an enemy to all imposture, must have had a certain congeniality and relation to truth. These characters, which, with a noble confidence, he has applied to himself, are obvious and eminent...
Page 142 - ... and language, but in the real mutilation and death of the combatants. For, to the disgrace of human...
Page 111 - Sit down, my masters, he cried ;" your rise hath been my fall. Whether he did not discover this error till it was too late, or whether a soul like his, lost in the greatness and immensity of its own views, could not attend to that detail of little and disagreeable particulars, which yet oeconomy requires ; however that was, to support his ordinary train of living, he fell into corruption himself, and connived at it in his dependents.
Page 142 - It is sufficient to say, that, like all other parties, they hated each other heartily ; treated each other as heretics in logic : and that their...
Page 118 - Under the discouragement of a public censure, broken in his health, broken in his fortunes, he enjoyed his retirement not above five years: a little portion of time ! yet he found means to crowd into it what might have been the whole business, and the glory too, of a long and fortunate life.

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