FRANCIS BACON AND HIS SECRET SOCIETY

 

BY

 

Mrs. Henry (Constance) Pott

 

To The

“Young Schollars of the Universities,”
“Sons of the Morning,”

I dedicate this book,
Confident that they will not disappoint the prophetic hope of

FRANCIS BACON

That in the “New Birth of Time,” his "Filii Scientarum"
would accomplish his work, and “hand

down the Lamp” to the Next Ages.

 

 

GO LITEL BOOKE, GODDE SEND THE GOOD PASSAGE
AND SPECIALIE LETTE THIS BE THY PRAIER,
UNTO THEM ALL THAT THEE WIL REDE OR HEARE :
WHERE THOU ART WRONG, AFTER THEIR HELP TO CALLE
THEE TO CORECTE IN ANIE PARTE ATTE ALLE
CHAUCER
 


TABLE OF CONTENTS


CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTORY


PAGE

9

CHAPTER TWO

SOME DOUBTS CONNECTED WITH HIS PERSONAL HISTORY AND ACTUAL WORKS AND AIMS

25

CHAPTER III

A MYSTERY SURROUNDS HIS PRIVATE LIFE AND CHARACTER

40

CHAPTER IV

AN OUTLINE OF HIS LIFE AND AIMS

88

CHAPTER V

PLAYWRIGHT AND POET-PHILOSOPHER

117

CHAPTER VI

DEFICIENCIES OF LEARNING IN THE TIMES OF ELIZABETH AND JAMES I

158

CHAPTER VII

THE ROSICRUCIANS : THEIR RULES, AIMS, AND METHOD OF WORKING

197

CHAPTER VIII

VITAL SPIRITS OF NATURE

230

CHAPTER IX

MASONRY

256

CHAPTER X

PAPER-MARKS USED UNTIL THE TIME OF SIR NICHOLAS BACON

298

CHAPTER XI

PAPER-MARKS IN AND AFTER THE TIME OF FRANCIS BACON

335

PLATES

375

LIST OF PAPER MARKS

403

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