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Mr. Bacon to the Earl of Salisbury...
164 Sir Francis Bacon to the King.......
164 Sir George Villiers to Sir Francis Bacon, his ma-
165 Sir Francis Bacon to the Earl of Buckingham... 173
165 to the Earl of Buckingham.......
165 The Earl of Buckingham to the Lord Keeper... 174
165 | Sir Francis Bacon to the Earl of Buckingham.. 174
166 The Privy Council to the King.......
to his very loving friend, Mr. John Murray, of The Earl of Buckingham to the Lord Chancellor 175
his majesty's bed-chamber......
to the Lord Chancellor........
From the University of Cambridge to the Right Sir Francis Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham 176
Honourable Sir Francis Bacon, knight, his to the Marquis of Buckingham............. 176
majesty's attorney-general, and one of his The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord Chan-
From Sir Francis Bacon to the right worshipful Sir Francis Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham 176
the Vice-Chancellor and others, the Mas- Lord Bacon, Montagu, and Yelverton, to the King 177
ters, and the Heads of the Houses of the Sir Francis Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham 177
University of Cambridge........ 166 The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord Chan-
From the University of Cambridge
Lord Bacon to my Lord of Buckingham, touching
Mompesson's business of inns...... 167 to the Lord Chancellor ...
to my Lord of Buckingham, touching Mom-
pesson's business, the maltsters, &c....... 107 Sir Francis Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham 178
From his Majesty to Lord Bacon, touching the The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord Chan-
Lord Bacon to my Lord Buckingham..... 168 Sir Francis Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham 178
to my very loving, friends, the Mayor, &c., of The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord Chan-
to the Lord President of York, in favour of Mr. Sir Francis Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham 179
Johns, for the secretary's place at York... 168 to the Marquis of Buckingham....... 179
168 to the Marquis of Buckingham....
169 to the Marquis of Buckingham.
to the Marquis of Buckingham..
LETTERS FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY.
Lord Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham..... 169 The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord Chan-
Edward Franklin to Lord St. Alban......... 169
Lord Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham..... 169
Sir Francis Bacon, Montagu, Coke, Hobarte, and
Crew to the Marquis of Buckingham..... 181
to his very loving friends, the parishioners and
Sir Francis Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham 181
feoffees of the poor of the Parish of St. All-
The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord Chan.
Sir Francis Bacon to the Lord Viscount Villiers. 171 Lord Bacon to the Right Honourable his very
to the Earl of Buckingham.......
good lords, the Lords Spiritual and Tempo-
The Earl of Buckingham to the Lord Chancellor 171 ral, in the Upper House of Parliament as-
Lord Bacon to my very loving friends Sir Thomas
Leigh and Sir Thomas Puckering, knights to the King...
to the Duke of Buckingham.....
172 to the Marquis of Buckingham.
The Duke of Buckingham to the Lord St. Alban 173 to the King....
The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord St. Al- Mr. Francis Bacon to the Right Honourable his
184 very good Lord, the Lord Keeper of the Great
Lord Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham..... 185 Seal...
The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord St. Al- to the Right Honourable, &c., the Lord Keeper 192
185 Earl of Essex to the Lord Keeper Puckering.... 193
185 Mr. Francis Bacon to the Right Honourable the
Lord Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham..... 185 to the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper, &c. 193
186 to the Right Honourable his very good Lord,
186 the Lord Keeper, &c.......
The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord St. Al-
to the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper, &c. 193
186 Sir Francis Bacon to Sir George Villiers....... 194
Lord Bacon to the Marquis of Buckingham..... 186 to the Marquis of Buckingham...... 194
to the Duke of Buckingham....... 187 Mr. Francis Bacon to the Right Honourable the
The Duke of Buckingham to the Lord St. Alban 187 Lord Keeper, &c.......
187 to the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper, &c. 195
Lord Bacon to the Duke of Buckingham....... 188 to the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper, &c. 195
The Duke of Buckingham to the Lord St. Alban 188 to the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper, &c. 195
Lord Bacon to the Duke of Buckingham........ 188 to the Right Honourable, my good Lord, the
The Duke of Buckingham to the Lord St. Alban 188 Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Eng-
Jo. Lincoln to the Lord St. Alban......... 188 land
to the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper, &c. 196
to the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper, &c. 196
Sir Francis Bacon desiring a friend to do him a
The Earl of Essex to the Right Honourable the
to a friend about reading and giving judgment
to the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper, &c. 196
upon his writings......
Mr. Francis Bacon to Dr. Morrison, a Scottish
to the same person, upon the like subject; with
physician, upon his majesty's coming in... 197
an addition of condoling the death of a
to Mr. Murray, of the king's bedchamber.... 197
to a friend, in reflection upon some astrolo-
to my Lady Packington, in answer to a mes-
The Lord of St. Albans, Bacon, to an humble ser-
to Sir Thomas Bodeley, after he had imparted
vant, my lord believing his own danger to
to him a writing, entitled Cogitata et Visa. 198
be much less than he found it......... 190
My Lord of St. Albans, Bacon, to the same hum.
ble servant, employing him to do a good
office with another great man............
to Sir George Villiers, on sending his bill for
The Lord of St. Altans to a most dear friend, in
King James to our trusly and well-beloved Tho-
whom he notes an entireness and impatient
mas Coventry, our attorney-general....... 200
attention to his service. .....
Mr. Francis Bacon to the Earl of Essex.... 200
to the Lord Treasurer Marlborough, expostu-
The Earl of Essex to Mr. Francis Bacon... 200
lating about his unkindness and injustice.. 191 Lord Treasurer Burghley to Mr. Francis Bacon. 201
Sir Francis Bacon to a servant of his, in expres-
Sir Robert Cecil to Mr. Francis Bacon..
sion of great acknowledgment and kindness 191
Mr. Francis Bacon to the Queen....
to Robert Kemp, of Gray's Inn, Esq,. ..... 201
The Lord Bacon, bis letter to the most illustrious to the Earl of Essex..
and most excellent Prince Charles, Prince The Earl of Essex to Mr. Francis Bacon.... 202
of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Earl of Ches- to Mr. Francis Bacon......
191 Mr. Francis Bacon to the Earl of Essex.
Mr. Francis Bacon to Mr. Robert Cecil... 192 to Sir Robert Cecil.....
to the Right Honourable his very good Lord,
Sir Robert Cecil to Mr. Francis Bacon ... 204
the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, &c.... 192 The Earl of Essex to Mr. Francis Bacon. 204
to Mr. Francis Bacon......
good Lord, the Lord Keeper....... 192 Foulke Grevill, Esq., to Mr. Francis Baror. 201
Mr. Francis Bacon to the Queen .
The Earl of Essex to Mr. Francis Bacon...... 205
Mr. Francis Bacon to his brother Antony....... 205
to Sir Robert Cecil, a copy of which was sent
with the preceding to Mr. Antony Bacon.. 206
to Sir Thomas Egerton, lord keeper of the
Mr. Francis Bacon to the Earl of Essex, on his
lordship's going on the expedition against
The Earl of Essex to Mr. Francis Bacon.. 209
Mr. Francis Bacon to his brother Antony....... 210
Mr. Francis Bacon's letter framed for my Lord of
Mr. Francis Bacon to Sir John Davis, his majes-
ty's attorney-general in Ireland ...... 211
Sir Francis Bacon to the reverend University of
Lord Keeper Bacon to Mr. Maxey, fellow of Tri-
The Earl of Buckingham to the Lord Keeper Bacon 211
Lord Bacon to Henry Cary, Lord Viscount Falk-
Secretary Conway to the Lord Viscount St. Alban 212
Mr. Francis Bacon to the Lord Treasurer ...... 212
Lord Bacon to Mr. Tobie Matthew...
The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord Chan-
cellor and the Lord Mandeville, Lord Trea-
Sir Francis Bacon to the Reverend University of
The Earl of Buckingham to the Lord Keeper Bacon 214
Sir Francis Bacon to Lord Norris, in answer to him 214
The Lord Chancellor and two Chief Justices to
the Marquis of Buckingham......
Sir Francis Bacon to King James....
Lord Bacon to the Count Gondomar, Ambassador
4. Quod sub certa forma concessum vel reser-
vatum est, non trahitur ad valorem vel
5. Necessitas inducit privilegium quoad jura
6. Corporalis injuria non recepit æstimationem
7. Excusat aut extenuat delictum in capitali-
bus, quod non operatur idem in civilibus 231
8. Æstimatio præteriti delicti ex post facto
9. Quod remedio destituitur ipsa re valet, si
10. Verba generalia restringantur ad habilita-
11. Jura sanguinis nullo jure civili dirimi pos-
12. Receditur a placitis juris potius quam injuria,
ne delicta maneant impunita...... 235
13. Non accipi debent verba in demonstratio-
nem falsam, quæ competunt in limita-
14. Licet dispositio de interesse futuro sit inu.
tilis, tamen potest fieri declaratio præce-
dens quæ fortiatur effectum interveniente
15. In criminalibus sufficit generalis malitia in-
tentionis cum facto paris gradus....... 238
16. Mandata licita recipiunt strictam interpre-
tationem, sed illicita latam et extensivam 238
17. De fide et officio judicis non recipitur quæs-
tio, sed de scientia, sive error sit judicis
18. Persona conjuncta æquiparatur interesse
19. Non impedit clausula derogatoria qua mi-
nus ab eadem potestate res dissolvantur
20. Actus inceptus, cujus perfectio pendet ex
voluntate partium revocari potest, si
autem pendet ex voluntate tertiæ personæ
vel ex contingenti, revocari non potest.. 241
21. Clausula vel dispositio inutilis per præ-
sumptionem remotam vel causam ex post
22 Non videtur consensum retinuisse, si quis
ex præscripto minantis aliquid immutavit 214
23. Ambiguitas verborum latens verificatione
suppletur, nam quod ex facto oritur ambi-
guum verificatione facti tollitur. ....... 244
24. Licita bene miscentur, formula nisi juris
25. Præsentia corporis tollit errorem nominis,
et veritas nominis tollit errorem demon
THE ELEMENTS OF THE COMMON LAWS OF
1. In jure non remota causa, sed proxima
2. Non potest adduci exceptio ejusdem rei,
cujus petitur dissolutio......
'i've USE OF THE LAW: PROVIDED FOR PRESERVA-
What the Use of the Law principally consisteth
Action of the case, for slander, battery, &c.... 247
Appeal of murder given to the next of kin.... 247
Manslaughter, and when a forfeiture of goods,
Felo de se, felony by mischance, deodand..... 248
Cutting out of tongues, and putting out of eyes,
Two high constables for every hundred, and
one petty constable for every village ..... 248
The King's Bench first instituted, and in what
matters they anciently had jurisdiction... 248
The court of Marshalsea erected, and its juris-
diction within twelve miles of the chief tun-
Sheriff's Tourn instituted upon the division of
England into counties : the charge of this
court was committed to the earl of the
Subdivision of the county courts into hundreds 249
The charge of the county taken from the earls,
and committed yearly to such persons as
The sheriff is judge of all hundred courts not
given away from the crown............
County courts kept monthly by the sheriff.... 249
The office of the sheriff. ....
Hundred courts, to whom first granted..... 249
Lord of the hundred to appoint two high con-
Of what matters they inquire of in leets and
Conservators of the peace, and what their office
Conservators of the peace by virtue of their
Justices of peace ordained in lieu of conserva-
tors; of placing and displacing of justices
of peace by use delegated from the king to
Che power of the justice of peace to fine the
offenders to the crown, and not to recom-
Authority of the justices of peace, through
whom ran all the county services to the
Beating, killing, burning of houses..
A:tachments for surety of the peace....
Recognisance of the peace delivered by the
justices at their sessions.....
Quarter-sessions held by the justices of peace. 250
The authority of justices of the peace out of
Judges of assize came in place of the ancient
judges in eyre, about the time of R. H.... 251
England divided into six circuits, and two
learned men in the laws assigned by the
king's commission to ride twice a year
through those shires allotted to that circuit,
for the trial of private titles to lands and
goods, and all treasons and felonies, which
the county courts meddle not in......... 251
The authority of the judges in eyre translated
by Parliament to justices of assize...... 251
The authority of the justice of assizes much
lessened by the Court of Common Pleas,
erected in Henry III's. time....... 251
The justices of assize have at this day five
commissions by which they sit, viz., 1.
Oyer and Terminer. 2. Jail Delivery. 3.
To take assizes. 4. To take Nisi Prius.
Book allowed to clergy for the scarcity of
them to be disposed in religious houses.. 252
The course the judges hold in their circuits in
the execution of their commission concern-
ing the taking of Nisi Prius...... 253
The justices of the peace and the sheriff are to
attend the judges in their county......
Of property of lands to be gained by entry.. 253
Land lest by the sea belongeth to the king..... 253
Property of lands by descent...
Every heir having land is bound by the binding
acts of his ancestors, if he be named..... 254
Property of lands by escheat......
In escheat two things are to be observed. 255
Concerning the tenure of lands....... 255
The reservations in knight's service tenure are
Knight's service in capite is a tenure de per-
Grand serjeantry, petty serjeantry..
The institution of soccage in capite, and that
it is now turned into moneys rents...... 256
How manors were at first created.....
Knight's service tenure reserved to common
Soccage tenure reserved by the lord..
Villenage or tenure by copy of court-roll...... 257 Legacies are to be paid before debts by shop
Court baron, with the use of it........ 257
books, bills unsealed, or contracts by word 266
What attainders shall give the escheat to the An executor may pay which legacy he will first
257 Or if the executors do want, they may sell
He that standeth mute forfeiteth no lands, ex- When a will is made, and no executor nanied,
258 administration is to be committed cum tes-
He that killeth himself forfeiteth but his
Flying for felony a forfeiture of goods..... 258 ARGUMENTS IN LAW IN CERTAIN GREAT AND
Lands entailed, escheat to the king for treason 258 DIFFICULT Cases.....
A person attainted may purchase, but it shall The Case of Impeachment of Waste...
258 The Argument in Low's Case of Tenures.... 276
Property of lands by conveyance is first distri- The Case of Revocation of Uses....
TUE LEARNED READING OF Mn. Francis Ba-
cox, UPON THE STATUTE of Uses, being
his double reading to the Honourable So-
Leases, by what means they are forfeitable.... 259
ciety of Gray's Inn, 42 Eliz.......... 295
What livery of seisin is, and how it is requisite
259 Tue OFFICE OF CosstaBLES, ORIGINAL AND
Use of Court's LEET, SIERIFF's Turx,
is an entail with an addition.....
&c., with the Answers to the Questions
The inconveniences of these perpetuities..... 260 propounded by Sir Alexander Hay, Knt.,
The last and greatest estate in land is fee
touching the Office of Constables. .....
The difference between a remainder and a
VICE, CALLED THE OFFICE OF COMPOSI-
What recoveries are.
THE GREAT INSTAURATION OF LORD
A conveyance to stand seised to a use..
Of the continuance of land by will..
Property in goods: 1. By gift. 2. By sale.
3. By stealing. 4. By waving. 5. By
8. By executorship....... 264
By letters of administration...
Where the intestate had bona notabilia in
divers dioceses, then the archbishop of
SECOND PART OF THE GREAT INSTAURATIO.N.
that province where he died is to commit
THE Novcm ORGANUM; OR, FIVE SUGGES
An executor may refuse the executorship before
the bishop, if he have not intermeduled
Summary of the Second Part, digested in
An executor ought to pay, 1. Judgments. 2.
Stat. Recog. 3. Debts by bonds and bills
Aphorisms on the Interpretation of Nature and
sealed. 4. Rent unpaid. 5. Servants’
The Second Book of Aphorisms on the Inter-
hook, and contracts by word... ..... 265
pretation of Nature, or the Reign of Man 37)
Debts due in equal degree of record, the execu-
tor may pay which of them he pleases A PREPARATION FOR A NATURAL AND Expe-
But it is otherwise with administrators. ....... 266 A Description of such a Natural and Experi-
mental History as shall be sufficient and