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upon at touch no money, to have a statute hurrying
upon my estate of that greatness, were a thing utterly
unreasonable, and not to be moved, specially, since
your assurance is as good without. There is much
land bought and sold in England, and more intailed
than fee-simple. But for a remainder man to join
in seal, I think was never put in practice. For a
time, till your assurance pass, so it pass with con-
venient speed, because of the uncertainty of life, I
am content to enter into one ; looking, nevertheless,
for some present of gratification for my very joining
in conveyance, and much more having yielded to
this. For any warranty or charter, I had had neither
law nor wit, if I should have meant it; and the re-

forming of the covenant, and the deed of feoffment,
doth sufficiently witness my intention. Thus bid I
heartily farewelt.

Your very loving friend,
this 26th of August, 1593.



1593 Sept. * Among the papers of Antony

vol. III.
fol. 197, in

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Mr. Bacon,
Bacon, Esq. Your letter met me here yesterday. When I came,

I found the queen so wayward, as I thought it no fit the Lam- time to deal with her in any sort, especially since her brary.

choler grew towards myself, which I have well satis-
fied this day, and will take the first opportunity I
can to move your suit. And if you come hither,
I pray you let me know still where you are.

And so
being full of business, I must end, wishing you what
you wish to yourself.

Your assured friend,

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Bacon, Esq. I have no leisure to write much; but for answer I fol. 197, in HAVE

; have attempted to place you : but her majesty hath the Lamrequired the lord keeper t to give to her the names brary. of divers lawyers to be preferred, wherewith he made + Pucker

ing. me acquainted, and I did name you as a meet man, whom his lordship allowed in way of friendship, for your father's sake: but he made scruple to equal you with certain, whom he named, as Brograve (a) and Branthwayt, whom he specially commendeth. But I will continue the remembrance of you to her majesty, and implore my lord of Essex's help..

Your loving uncle, 27 Sept. 1593.



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Bacon, Esq. ASSURE yourself, that the solicitor's † coming gave fol. 197

. . no cause of speech; for it was concerning a book to verso, in the

an Lambeth be drawn, concerning the bargain of wines. If there

library. had been, you should have known, or when there : Mr. Ed

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. To satisfy your request of making my lord Ward Coke. know, how recommended your desires are to me, I have spoken with his lordship, who answereth, he hath done and will do his best. I think your absence longer than for my good aunt's comfort will do you no good: for, as I ever told you, it is not likely to find the queen apt to give an office, when the scruple is

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(a) John Brograve, attorney of the duchy of Lancaster, and afterwards knighted. He is mentioned by Mr. Francis Bacon, in his letter to the lord Treasurer, of 7th June, 1595, from Gray's-Ino, as having discharged his post of attorney of the duchy with great sufficiency. There is extant of his, in print, a reading upon the statute of 27 Henry VIH. concerning Jointures.TUDE

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not removed of her forbearance to speak with you. This being not yet perfected may stop good, when the hour comes of conclusion, though it be but a trifle,

and questionless would be straight dispatched, if it I were luckily handled. But herein do I, out of my policy

desire to satisfy you, use this my opinion, leaving you to your own better knowledge what hath been done for you, or in what terms that matter standeth. And thus, desirous to be recommended to my good aunt, to whom my wife heartily commends her, I leave you to the protection of Almighty God. From the court at Windsor, this 27th of September, 1593. Do

Your loving cousin and friend,

DE ROBERT CECIL. I I have heard in these causes, Facies hominis est tanquam leonis.

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the Lambeth library.

Madam, kol . 315 , in REMEMBERING, that your majesty had been gracious

to me both in countenancing me, and conferring upon me the reversion of a good place, and perceiving, that your majesty had taken some displeasure towards me, both these were arguments to move me to offer unto your majesty my service, to the end to have means to deserve your favour, and to repair my er- . ror. Upon this ground, I affected myself to no great matter, but only a place of my profession, such as I do see divers younger in proceeding to myself, and men of no great note, do without blame aspire unto. But if


do press this matter, I do assure your majesty my spirit is not with them. o.

It sufficeth me, that I have let your majesty know, that I am ready to do that for the service, which I never would do for mine own gain. And if

your majesty like others better, I shall, with the Lacedemonian, be glad, that there is such choice of abler men than myself. Your majesty's favour indeed, and ac

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cess to your royal person, I did ever, encouraged by your own speeches, seek and desire; and I would be very glad to be reintegrate in that. But I will not wrong mine own good nas

much, as to stand now, when

may conceive, I do it but to make my profit of it. But my mind turneth upon other wheels than those of profit. The conclusion shall be, that I wish your majesty served answerable to yourself. Principis est virtus maxima

Thus I most humbly crave pardon of my boldness and plainness. God preserve your majesty.



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Good Robin, THERE is no news you can write to me, which I fol. 281, in take more pleasure to hear, than of your health, and the Lamof your loving remembrance of me; the former brary. whereof though you mention not in your letter, yet I straight presumed well of it, because your mention was so fresh to make such a flourish. And it was afterwards accordingly confirmed by your man Roger, who made me a particular relation of the former negociation between your ague and you. Of the latter, though you profess largely, yet I make more doubt, because your coming is turned into a sending; which when I thought would have been repaired by some promise or intention of yourself, your man Roger entered into a very subtle distinction to this purpose, that you could not come, except you heard I was attorney, but I ascribe that to your man's invention, who had his reward in laughing; for I hope you are not so stately, but that I shall be one to you stylo vetere or stylo novo. For my fortune (to speak court) it is very slow, if any thing can be slow to him that is secure of the event. no evento

In short, nothing is done in it; but I propose to remain here at Twickenham till Michaelmas term, then to St. Alban's, and after the term to court. Advise you, whether you will play the

honest man or no. In the mean time I think long to
see you, and pray to be remembered to your father
and mother.

Yours in loving affection,
From Twickenham-Park,

FR. BACON. this 4th of Nov. 1593.

1593, Nov. 10. * Among

the papers

vol. III.

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My Lord, of Antony I THOUGHT it not amiss to inform your lordship of Bacon, Esq.

that, which I gather partly by conjecture, and partly . , in the Lam. im by advertisement of the late recovered man, that is

so much at your devotion, of whom I have some brary.

cause to think, that he (a) workéth for the Huddler (6)
underhand. And though it may seem strange, con-
sidering how much it importeth him to join straight
with your lordship, in regard both of his enemies
and of his ends; yet I do the less rest secure upon
the conceit, because he is a man likely to trust so
much to his art and finesse (as he, that is an excel-
lent wherryman, who, you know, looketh towards the
bridge, when he pulleth towards Westminster) that
he will hope to serve his turn, and yet to preserve
your lordship's good opinion. This I write to the
end, that if your lordship do see nothing to the con-
trary, you may assure him more, or trust him less;
and chiefly, that your lordship be pleased to sound
again, whether they have not, amongst them, drawn
out the nail, which your lordship had driven in for the
negative of the Huddler; which if they have, it will
be necessary for your lordship to iterate more forcibly
your former reasons, whereof there is such copia, as
I think you may use all the places of logic against his
Thus, with my humble thanks for

your lordship’s
honourable usage of Mr. Standen, I wish you all
Your lordship’s in most faithful duty,

con. (a) Probably Lord Keeper Puckering. (6) Mr. Edward Coke.


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