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OF

FRANCIS BACON

WITH AN INTRODUCTION

BY

WILLIAM H. HUDSON

NEW YORK
THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO.

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INTRODUCTION.

FRANCIS Bacon, whose name stands sess ater Shakespeare's in the brilliant period of Elizabeth and the first James, was the younger of two sons bors is second marriage to Sir Nicholas B2003, a faces lawyer and statesman, who was keeper of the Grezi Seal from the accession of Queen Elizabeth till tis own death in 1579. The date of his birth was the 22d January, 1561, and he was therefore some three ye

speare's senior. Educated during his borthe immediate direction of his mother,

a family prominent in the Protestant erself a

woman of stern and uncomty, young Bacon early saw something of rld's high places, and even by his wit and acted the special attention of the Queen, nt jestingly to salute him as her “young er." At the age of twelve, he entered lege, Cambridge, where he remained till vas during this period, we are told by his

pher, that boy as he still was, he already ssatisfied with the current Aristotelian phi

“strong for disputations and contentions," ren of the productions of works for the bene

e life of man.” Sir Nicholas destined the (RECAP)

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