Bacon

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781145585485
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/24/2010
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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CHAPTER HI. BACON AND JAMES i. Bacon's life was a double one. There was the life of high thinking, of disinterested aims, of genuine enthusiasm, of genuine desire to delight and benefit mankind, by opening new paths to wonder and knowledge and power. And there was the put on and worldly life, the life of supposed necessities for the provision of daily bread, the life of ambition and self-seeking, which he followed, not without interest and satisfaction, but at bottom because he thought he must must be a great man, must be rich, must live in the favour of the great, because without it his great designs could not be accomplished. His original plan of life was disclosed in his letter to Lord Burghley : to get some office with an assured income and not much work, and then to devote the best of his time to his own subjects. But this, if it was really his plan, was gradually changed : first, because he could not get such a place; and next because his connection with Essex, the efforts to gain him the Attorney's place, and the use which the Queen made of him after Essex could do no more for him, drew him more and more into public work, and specially the career of the law. We know that he would not bypreference have chosen the law, and did not feel that his vocation lay that way. But it was the only way open to him for mending his fortunes. And so the two lives went on side by side, the worldly one he would have said, the practical one often interfering with the life of thought and discovery, and partly obscuring it, but yet always leaving it paramount in his own mind. His dearest and most cherished ideas, the thoughts with which he was most at home and happiest, his deepest andtruest ambitions, were those of an enthusiastic and romantic believer in a great discovery just within hi...
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Table of Contents

1. Early life; 2. Bacon and Elizabeth; 3. Bacon and James I; 4. Bacon Solicitor-General; 5. Bacon Attorney-General and Chancellor; 6. Bacon's fall; 7. Bacon's last years, 1621–6; 8. Bacon's philosophy; 9. Bacon as a writer.

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