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14 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

The Virtuous Bacon Family

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I wonder when the first edition of The Doctrine of the Gospel was published? The 1606 edition refers to Sir Nicholas Bacon as if he was still alive (d. 1579). "Maister" Edward Bacon was a JP in Suffolk from 1594 to c.1600. By 1601 he was High Sheriff of Suffolk and became "Sir" Edward Bacon in 1603. Not that important, but interesting.

 

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Hi Eric,

Treble Wow! What a find.! We do not remember having ever come across it in any of the standard works.

You are right it is written by someone who knew the Great One well:

                                                       'Might well be call’d a demieGod mongst men'.

                                                         He sits 'mongst men like a descended god

                                                                    [Cymbeline: 1: 6: 198]

 

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Here is an Epistle Dedicatory To The Right Honourable sir Francis Bacon in

IETHRO'S JUSTICE OF PEACE by Samuel Ward (1618)

https://www.google.fr/books/edition/Jethro_s_Justice_of_Peace_A_sermon_on_Ex/A7FoAAAAcAAJ?hl=fr&gbpv=1&dq=greeces&pg=PP9&printsec=frontcover

"The Subject of the booke is the principall object of your Office, to elect, direct and correct inferiour Magistracy. To which purposes, Nature, Literature, and Grace have inabled you that if you should faile the worlds expectation, they will hardly trust any other in haste. Many in rising have follow the stirrop, pampered and jetting honor not standing the ground, but once seated have done renownedly. But your Lordship had never any other greeces then your birth and desert ; to which, hereditary dignity hath so gently tendred itself, that you have not let fall your name of Religion in getting up. Therefore now you are in the top of Honour, all that know you, looke you will bee exactly honourable."
 

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On 11/25/2022 at 12:28 AM, Eric Roberts said:

Here is a lengthy poem written in defence of Lord Bacon written/published (according to one extant copy) in June 1621.

Clearly written by someone who knew him well, one candidate is the Provost of Oriel College, Oxford.

http://www.earlystuartlibels.net/htdocs/monopolies_section/Mii8.html

 

 

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I missed this a year ago! Wow!!

WOW!

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https://www.earlystuartlibels.net/htdocs/monopolies_section/Mii8.html

Starts out:

When you awake, dull Brittons, and behould
What treasure you have throwne into your mould;
Your ignorance in pruning of a state;
You shall confesse, and shall your rashnes hate:
For in a senceles furie you have slaine
A man, as farre beyond your spungie braine
Of common knowledge, as if heaven from hell:
And yet you tryumph, thinke you have done well.

Further down we read:

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Wow!! This poem IS important!!

It ends with:

Which long-liv’d records to enseuinge daies
Shall still proclaime, to your eternall praise.

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Hi A Phoenix,

Here is something that I found yesterday, and posted in another topic.

 

In the course of my Baconian research, I came across the following book :

William Rawley's miscellany; a collection of more than 900 anecdotes, apophthegms, memoranda, proverbs, and recipes.

It seems to be a true goldmine.

Here is the list of Lord St Albans Works printed ...

https://iiif.biblissima.fr/collections/manifest/dc295431105873a8af7a6f77e915a028e144671d?tify={"pages":[60],"panX":0.411,"panY":0.215,"view":"info","zoom":1.218}

And here is, on page 3, a great anecdote about Lord St Albans that I have never seen before.

https://iiif.biblissima.fr/collections/manifest/dc295431105873a8af7a6f77e915a028e144671d?tify={"pages":[4],"panX":0.444,"panY":0.927,"view":"info","zoom":0.812}

Yesterday, I tried to make a transcription, that was incomplete.

 

This morning, I found the following website with a good transcription :

https://www.bartleby.com/lit-hub/apophthegms-new-and-old/selected-from-a-common-place-book-in-the-hand-writing-of-dr-rawley/

 A flattering courtier undertook to make a comparison betwixt my Lord St. Alban and Treasurer Cranfield.

Said he, My Lord St. Alban had a pretty turning wit, and could speak well:

but he wanted that profound judgment and solidity of a statesman that my Lord of Middlesex hath.

Said a courtier that stood by: Sir I wonder you will disparage your judgment so much

as to offer to make any parallel betwixt these two. I’ll tell you what:

when these two men shall be recorded in our chronicles to after Ages,

men will wonder how my Lord St. Alban could fall;

and they will wonder how my Lord of Middlesex could rise. 

 There was one would say of one that he thought every man fit for every place.

 

About Sir Lionel Cranfield, Lord of Middlesex (in 1622) :

https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/cranfield-sir-lionel-1575-1645

 

P.S: Interestingly, the year 1623 is mentioned on page 33, as well as ... Hugh Holland ! 🙂 

https://iiif.biblissima.fr/collections/manifest/dc295431105873a8af7a6f77e915a028e144671d?tify={"pages":[35],"panX":0.416,"panY":0.217,"view":"info","zoom":1.218}

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3 hours ago, Allisnum2er said:

Hi A Phoenix,

Here is something that I found yesterday, and posted in another topic.

 

In the course of my Baconian research, I came across the following book :

William Rawley's miscellany; a collection of more than 900 anecdotes, apophthegms, memoranda, proverbs, and recipes.

It seems to be a true goldmine.

Here is the list of Lord St Albans Works printed ...

https://iiif.biblissima.fr/collections/manifest/dc295431105873a8af7a6f77e915a028e144671d?tify={"pages":[60],"panX":0.411,"panY":0.215,"view":"info","zoom":1.218}

And here is, on page 3, a great anecdote about Lord St Albans that I have never seen before.

https://iiif.biblissima.fr/collections/manifest/dc295431105873a8af7a6f77e915a028e144671d?tify={"pages":[4],"panX":0.444,"panY":0.927,"view":"info","zoom":0.812}

Yesterday, I tried to make a transcription, that was incomplete.

 

This morning, I found the following website with a good transcription :

https://www.bartleby.com/lit-hub/apophthegms-new-and-old/selected-from-a-common-place-book-in-the-hand-writing-of-dr-rawley/

 A flattering courtier undertook to make a comparison betwixt my Lord St. Alban and Treasurer Cranfield.

Said he, My Lord St. Alban had a pretty turning wit, and could speak well:

but he wanted that profound judgment and solidity of a statesman that my Lord of Middlesex hath.

Said a courtier that stood by: Sir I wonder you will disparage your judgment so much

as to offer to make any parallel betwixt these two. I’ll tell you what:

when these two men shall be recorded in our chronicles to after Ages,

men will wonder how my Lord St. Alban could fall;

and they will wonder how my Lord of Middlesex could rise. 

 There was one would say of one that he thought every man fit for every place.

 

About Sir Lionel Cranfield, Lord of Middlesex (in 1622) :

https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/cranfield-sir-lionel-1575-1645

 

P.S: Interestingly, the year 1623 is mentioned on page 33, as well as ... Hugh Holland ! 🙂 

https://iiif.biblissima.fr/collections/manifest/dc295431105873a8af7a6f77e915a028e144671d?tify={"pages":[35],"panX":0.416,"panY":0.217,"view":"info","zoom":1.218}

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Hi Yann

Thanks for the link to this goldmine of apophthegms which give us glimpses of FB himself and his rapier wit. 

His Lordship, when he was newly made Lord Keeper, was in Gray’s Inn walks with Sir Walter Raleigh. One came and told him, that the Earl of Exeter was above. He continued upon occasion still walking a good while. At last when he came up, my Lord of Exeter met him, and said; My Lord, I have made a great venture, to come up so high stairs, being a gouty man. His Lordship answered; Pardon me, my lord, I have made the greatest venture of all; for I have ventured upon your patience. (Like a line from one of the plays.)

https://www.bartleby.com/lit-hub/apophthegms-new-and-old/contained-in-the-second-edition-of-the-resuscitatio-1661-and-not-in-the-original-collection/

Have these ever been published?

 

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4 minutes ago, Eric Roberts said:

 

Hi Yann

Thanks for the link to this goldmine of apophthegms which give us glimpses of FB himself and his rapier wit. 

His Lordship, when he was newly made Lord Keeper, was in Gray’s Inn walks with Sir Walter Raleigh. One came and told him, that the Earl of Exeter was above. He continued upon occasion still walking a good while. At last when he came up, my Lord of Exeter met him, and said; My Lord, I have made a great venture, to come up so high stairs, being a gouty man. His Lordship answered; Pardon me, my lord, I have made the greatest venture of all; for I have ventured upon your patience. (Like a line from one of the plays.)

https://www.bartleby.com/lit-hub/apophthegms-new-and-old/contained-in-the-second-edition-of-the-resuscitatio-1661-and-not-in-the-original-collection/

Have these ever been published?

 

Another example of Bacon's witty humour from the Lambeth Palace files:

Mr. Bacon, after he had been vehement in Parliament against depopulation and inclosures; and that soon after the Queen told him that she had referred the hearing of Mr. Mill’s cause to certain counsellors and judges; and asked him how he liked of it? answered, Oh, madam! my mind is known; I am against all inclosures, and especially against inclosed justice.

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