Northumberland Manuscripts

COLLOTYPE FACSIMILE & TYPE TRANSCRIPT

OF AN

Elizabethan Manuscript

PRESERVED AT

ALNWICK CASTLE, NORTHUMBERLAND,

CONTAINING

 

i. Of Tribute, or giving what is due, by Francis Bacon.

ii. Of Magnanimitie, by Francis Bacon.

iii. Advertisement touching private censure, by Francis Bacon.

iv. Advertisement touching the controversies of the Church, by Francis Bacon.

v. Letter to a French gentleman touching the proceedings in England in Ecclesiastical causes, by Francis Bacon.

vi. Speeches for a Device presented A.D. 1595, by Francis Bacon.

vii. Speech of the Earl of Essex

viii. Letter from Sir Philip Sidney to Queen Elizabeth on her proposed marriage to the Duke of Anjou.

ix. Leicester's Commonwealth.

 

Transcribed and Edited with Notes and Introduction

BY

FRANK J. BURGOYNE,
LIBRARIAN OF THE LAMBETH PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
NEW YORK AND BOMBAY
1904

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

 

Introduction Page ix.

Of Tribute, or giving what is due. By Bacon page 1

i. The Praise of the Worthiest Virtue, Fortitude page 3
ii. The Praise of the Worthiest Affection, Love Page 9
iii. The Praise of the Worthiest Power, Knowledge Page 13
iv. The Praise of the Worthiest Person, Queen Elizabeth p.15

Of Magnanimitie of heroicall virtue. By Bacon p. 28

An advertisement touching private censure. By Bacon p. 30, 32

An advertisement touching the controversies of the Church of England
By Bacon p. 30, 34

A letter to a French gentleman touching the proceedings in England in
Ecclesiastical causes, translated out of French into English by W.W. By Bacon p. 50

Speeches written by Bacon and spoken in a "Device" before Queen Elizabeth in 1595 p. 55

i. The Hermit's First Speech p. 57
ii. The Hermit's Second Speech p. 57
iii. The Soldier's Speech p. 58
iv. The Secretary's Speech p.59
v. The Squire's Speech p. 61

Speech for the Earl of Sussex at the tilt p. 64

A letter disuading Queen Elizabeth from marrying the Duke of Anjou.
By Sir Phillip Sidney p. 66

Leicester's Commonwealth p. 75

LIST OF FACSIMILES.
Modern Script rendering of Folio 1. p. xv. 168
Enlarged Facsimile of part of Folio 1 xviii.
Enlarged modern Script rendering of part of Folio 1 p. xix.
Collotype Facsimile of the Manuscript, Folio 1-90 To Follow p. 165
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