An Account of the Life and Times of Francis Bacon, Volume 2

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1880 - Great Britain

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Page 474 - St. Innocent's Day in my heart. For the second, I doubt, in some particulars I may be faulty ; and for the last, I conceived it to be no fault, but therein I desire to be better informed, that I may be twice penitent, once for the fact, and again for the error.
Page 635 - I was the justest judge that was in England these fifty years. But it was the justest censure in Parliament that was these two hundred years.
Page 470 - Lord ! how Thy servant hath walked before Thee ; remember what I have first sought, and what hath been principal in my intentions. I have loved Thy assemblies, I have mourned for the divisions of Thy Church, I have delighted in the brightness of Thy sanctuary.
Page 634 - But to die before the time of his majesty's grace, and in this disgraceful place, is even the worst that could be ; and when I am dead, he is gone that was always in one tenor, a true and perfect servant to his master, and one that was never author of any immoderate, no, nor unsafe, no (I will say it), not unfortunate counsel ; and one that no temptation could ever make other than a trusty, and honest, and Christ-loving friend to your lordship; and howsoever I acknowledge the sentence just, and for...
Page 465 - I have been no avaricious oppressor of the people. I have been no haughty or intolerable or hateful man, in my conversation or carriage. I have inherited no hatred from my father, but am a good patriot born. Whence should this be ? For these are the things that use to raise dislikes abroad.
Page 471 - ... gracious talent of thy gifts and graces, which I have neither put into a napkin, nor put it, as I ought, to exchangers, where it might have made best profit, but misspent it in things for which I was least fit : so I may truly say, my soul hath been a stranger in the course of my pilgrimage.
Page 465 - House of Commons, I began my credit there, and now it must be the place of the sepulture thereof ; and yet this Parliament, upon the message touching religion, the old love revived, and they said I was the same man still, only honesty was turned into honor. For the Upper House, even within these...
Page 253 - Let the fault or misfortune be what or whence it will, it may reasonably be believed, that, if he had been blessed with one faithful friend, who had been qualified with wisdom and integrity, that great person would have committed as few faults, and done as transcendent worthy actions, as any man who shined in such a sphere in that age in Europe.
Page 215 - THE king's most excellent majesty, being duly informed of your learning, integrity, discretion, experience, means, and reputation in your country, hath thought fit not to leave you these talents to be employed upon yourself only, but to call you to serve himself, and his people, in the place of one of his justices of the court of common pleas.
Page 613 - Be it so, said his Lordship; and then he dismissed his friend very cheerfully, with thankful acknowledgments of his service. His friend being gone, he came straightway to Dr. Rawley, and said thus unto him: Well, Sir, yon business won't go on; let us go on with this, for this is in our power. And then he dictated to him afresh for some hours, without the least hesitancy of speech or discernible interruption of thought.

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