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Commons, House of, increasing depen

dence of the Crown upon, 16. Their conferences with the Lords

concerning contribution and re

tribution, 153-157, 159-161. Their proceedings against Dr.

Cowell, 161-162.
Their petition for liberty to treat

of a composition for Wards and

Tenures, 163–167.
Their offer for the same, 167-

Their dissatisfaction with the

counter-offer of the Govern-
ment, and refusal to proceed

with the bargain, 170-175. Their search for records touching

Impositions, 175.
Their refusal to receive messages

from the King through the

Council, 176—180.
Their Petition of Right presented

and granted, 184.
The renewal of the negotiation

touching the Great Contract,

186. Preparations for another confer

ence, 186. Their jealousy on a point of form,

187. Debate on a motion for grant of

subsidies, and resolution to post

pone the question, 188, 189. Debate on the right of setting

impositions merchandises without consent of Parliament,

Their final refusal to proceed upon

the terms last proposed, 226,

227. Invited to another conference to

hear a new proposition, 228. Certain principal Members sent

for by the King for private con

ference, 230, 231. Debate upon Supply interrupted

by a message from the King

and an adjournment, 231, 232. Order prohibiting private commu

nications from members to the

King, 233.
Resolution to send message of

thanks and explanations, 236. Adjournment and subsequent dis

solution, 237, 238. See Parlia

ment. “ Concealers" and concealments: what

they were, 46 note. Concealments and Disinherisons of the

King's estate, 315.
Constable, Sir John, marriage and

knighthood of, 1–3.
Proposed settlement on his wife,

Cook, Sir William, of Hynam, 40.
Cope, Sir Walter, 241 note.

One of the Commissioners to de

vise projects for the relief of

the King's estate, 314. Appointed Master of the Wards,


189-201. Their Petition of Grievances pre

sented to the King by Bacon,

202. Their dissatisfaction with the

King's answer, in the article of Impositions, 206. Their grant of a single subsidy,

ibid. Their new offer in the Great Con

tract, ibid. Their exchange of memorials with

the Lords, as to the terms agreed Prorogation of Parliament, ibid. The nature of their bargain as

affecting their constituents, 209,

210. Success of their remonstrance with

regard to Proclamations, 219

221. Invited by the Lords to a confer

ence concerning the Great Con

tract, 224. Debate upon reply to the King's

demand whether they would proceed with the Contract or not, 225.

342. Coppices and Underwoods as a source

of revenue to the King, 319

321. Coppin, Sir George, contractor for sale

of parsonages and tithes, 47. Cornwallis, Sir Charles, 289. Cotton, Sir Robert, and his collection

of records, reference in Bacon's

note-book to, 49, 54.
A helper in Camden's Annals of

Queen Elizabeth, 211.
Clauses offered forinsertion therein

by Bacon, 212.
Cottwin, Edwin, Bacon's recommenda-

tion of the suit of, 261. Courts, Perquisites of, as a source of

revenue to the King, 322. Cowell's Law Dictionary, definitions of

technical terms from, 48 note,

49 note, 58 note. Complained against in Parliament,

161. Suppressed by Royal Proclama

tion, with general applause, 162,

345. Craig, Sir Thomas, 43, note 94. Crew, “stands to be serjeant," 365,

370. Croft, Sir Herbert, jurisdiction of the

upon, 208,


Council of Wales opposed by,

75 note. See 231, 236 note. Croke, Sir John, 48 note. Crown, growing dependency of, upon

the House of Commons, 16. Bacon's thoughts on the remedy

for, 26, 27.


Why its patrimony grew not with

the growth of the nation, 149. Customs and Wines, Letter to the

King on, drawn up by Bacon,

337–339. Custos Rotulorum, duty of the officer so

named, 49 note.

D. D'Aubigny Esme Stuart, Lord, 41. Discontent, popular, how to be preSee ibid, note 55, 79,

vented, 27. Davers, Lord, prevented from fighting Disinherison of the King by Conccala duel, 369.

ments, etc., 315. David and Goliah, 405.

Doderidge, or Doddridge, Sir John, 110. Davies, or Davis, Sir John, sends Answers to questions relative to

Bacon a discourse concerning Ireland joined in by him, 111the flight of Tyrone, 3.

113. His Letter to the Chancellor on Dorset, Thomas Sackville, Earl of, the same, 4.

Lord Treasurer, his sudden Letter from Bacon to him, 5.

death, 35. Elected Speaker of the Irish House Condition in which he left the of Commons, 384.

Exchequer, 150. See 215. Unsuccessful attempt of the mi- Dorset, Lady, the widow, message of nority to supplant him, 385.

compliment to, 57. Death, apophthegms on, 57.

Bacon's reasons for cultivating · Depopulation,” nature and object of her, 35, 36, 77. the service of, 46.

Drummond of Hawthornden, 12 note. Further on the same subject, 51 Duels, prevalence of, and steps taken note 90.

for their suppression, 396—398. De Thou, President, wished by Bacon Charge of Bacon in the case of to see his memorial of Queen

Priest and Wright, and subseElizabeth, 108, 109.

quent decree of the Star ChamCamden's Annals of Queen Eliza

ber therein, 399-416. beth sent to him in MS. 211. Dunbar, Sir George Home Lord, his D'Ewes, Sir Simonds, MS. belonging

various offices and honours: the to, 348.

king's liking for him, 41. Digges, Sir Dudley, 230, 370.

His patent, 51 note. Diogenes, his saying about rich men Sent by the King to speak with a and philosophers, 32.

dying peer, 223. Dionysius, why Aristippus fell at the His death, 241 note. feet of, 33.

See 365, 370.



Edmunds, Sir Thomas, 281.
Elector Palatine, husband of James's

eldest daughter, 303.
Elizabeth, Queen, used to call Bacon

her watch-candle, 93 and note. Calumnies concerning her, 107. Her felicities expounded in Ba

con's treatise In felicem memo-
riam Elizabetha 108, 109, 133,


Her economy, 150.
Cost of the war of Ireland to,

Number and value of Subsidies re-

ceived by her, 158. Cases in which she inhibited the

Commons from interfering with

135, 139, Increased cost of government in

the latter years of her reign,

148. Gradual decrease in value of sub

sidies, 149. Excess of her expenditure over

her ordinary receipts, 150.

her Prerogative, 183. Camden's Annals of her reign,

211. Passa, therein relative to her

right of succession, 213. Stipends for preachers in the

Duchy crected by her, 254. Parliamentary constitution of Ire

land during her reign, 383.

Elizabeth, Princess, daughter of

James I., 302.
Proceedings for raising an “Aid"

upon her marriage with the
Count Palatine; amount raised,

etc., 303–310. Her marriage postponed by her

brother's death, 343. Public rejoicings at the marriage :

the Masque of the Inns of Court,

343, 344. Ellesmere, Thomas Egerton Lord, Lord

Chancellor, 4.
Plurality of offices held by him,

48 note.
His position in James's council,

277. Appointed with Northampton to inquire into the Farms of Cus

toms and Wines, 336. Report to the King signed by

them, 337–339. See 409,

Ellis, Mrs., Letter of Bacon concern

ing a grant to, 106. Elphinston, Alexander, fourth Lord,

41, 42, note. Elphinston, Sir James, Lord Bal

merinoch, offices held by him: occasion of his falling into dis

grace, 41 note. Encroachments as a source of revenue

to the King, 317. England, her kings never merchants, 149

Condition of the people relative to

fiscal burdens, 167. Growth of the National Wealth,


See Crown. Essex, Robert Earl of (son of Eliza

beth's favourite) dissolution of

the marriage of, 392. His impending duel with Henry

Howard, 396. Exchequer, Bacon's apprehensions con

cerning the poverty of the, 26.


Fortitude, true and false, 401. Frederick. Count Palatine. See Eliza

beth, Princess. Freedom of speech, not tolerated in the

beginning of the 17th century,

345. Fuller, Nicholas, prosecuted by Arch

bishop Bancroft for an argu, ment against the Ecclesiastical Commission; M.P. for the City of London in 1610, 51 note. Debates begun by him, 173, 190.

See 95. Fuller, Thomas, church historian, his

error relative to Nicholas Fuller, 51 note.


Fenton, Lord, “Counsellor in Lord

Kinloss's room," 241 note. Ferdinand, Duke of Florence, death of,

132, 133 note. Fifteenths levied of towns excepted,

45 note, 91. See Subsidies.
Fivy, Alexander Lord, President of the

Council of Scotland, one of the
Commissioners for the Union,

43 note.
Fleetwood, 40.
Fleming, Sir Thomas, Chief Justice of

King's Bench, death of, 378. Floyd, his offence and sentence, 345,

346. Forster, John, Esq. Bacon's MS. Note

Book purchased by, 18.

Galileo, Bacon's appreciation of his in

vention of the telescope, 239. Gardiner, S. R., author of History

of England from the Accession
of James I. to the disgrace of
Chief Justice Coke.' Date of
Bacon's discourse on Ireland

fixed by, 115.
His financial tables, and opinions

as to the financial condition of

the Crown, 150. References to and citations from

him, 156 note, 157, 190, 200, 224,

227, 228, 233, 363, 364 note, 373. Garve, Neil, final overthrow of, 110. Gibb, John, Groom of the Bedchamber

to James I., 42. Occasion upon which the King

Gibb, John--continued.

knelt to him for pardon, ibid.

note. “Young Gib of the Bedchamber"

(his son probably) sent to Calais

to prevent a duel, 396. Gold coins, proclamation for equali

zing the value of, 243; wel. come to the King, 244; extracts from the Proclamation, ibid. note,

257 note.

Effect of the proclamation, 255. Goodman, Bishop, on the mental con

dition of Bacon's mother, 217. His story “of the true cause of

Salisbury's fall,” 222, 223.
His description of John Murray,


Gorhambury, Bacon's dwelling-house Grays Inn—continued. and estate, minutes in his note

cess Elizabeth's marriage, 343, book of intended improvements,

344. etc., at, 28. 52. 76, 77.

Great men, how best to speak of their Rental of same, 81.

faults, 75. Grays Inn, Bacon's lodgings at, 56, Grievances Committee, subjects renotes.

ferred to the, and proceedings Masque performed by this Inn

thereon, 159, 161. 168. 210. 219 and the Inner Temple on Prin

-221. 224.

See Impositions.

H. Hallam, Henry, 190. 373.

Hickes, Sir Michael-continued. Hamilton, Mr. N. E. S. A., assistance

friend in money matters, ibid. rendered by in correcting the

note. proofs of the Commentarius, 37. Gorhambury grounds to be set in See 42.

order “against his comyng,” Hamilton, Sir Thomas, Scottish Lord

52. Advocate, 42.

Letters from Bacon to him, 131, Associated with Bacon in the busi

217. 246. ness of the Union with Scot- Hide, M.P. “stands to be serjeant," land, ibid. note.

365. 370. Hammond, Dr. John, 63 note.

Hobart, Sir Henry, Attorney General Hardwick, Lord Chancellor, passage (1606-16), his art of maintain

in a letter of Bacon's suppressed ing private speech with great at the request of, 313 note.

persons, 20.931. Hargrave, Mr. 190.

Bacon's opinion of him, 34, 35. 378. Harleian Collection, Bacon MS. in the, Instances of neglect or incompe115.

tence in his discharge of his duHarriot, Thomas, mathematician, 23.

ties, 45 note. 50-52. Ralegh's mathematical instructor, Answers to questions sent from 63 note.

Ireland signed by him, 111--113. Harris, Thomas, of Lincoln's Inn, 58.

Made Chief Justice of the ComHarvey, William, discoverer of the

mon Pleas, 382—390. circulation of the blood, why Question as to administration of not likely to sympathize in Ba

the oath of allegiance referred con's philosophical views, 23.

to him and Bacon, 388. Hay, James, Lord, afterwards Earl of Case of duelling before him, 398. Carlisle, 42.

See 243, 380. 409. Intended duel between him and Hoby, Sir Edward, on the weak repreLord Chandos, 396.

sentation of the Government in Heneage, Mr., his collection of records,

the House of Commons, 281. 128.

Home, Sir George. See Dunbar. Henry IV. of France, Casaubon in- Hoskyns, M.P. 375. vited to Paris by, 145.

Houghton, Robert, afterwards Judge Effect produced in England by his

K. B. 58. murder, and attempt of Salis- Howard, Lady Frances, divorced from bury to turn the event to ac

Lord Essex and married to Lord count, 185. 188.

Rochester, 391. 392. Henry VII. the Earl of Suffolk “ex- Howard, Henry, challenged by Lord torted” from Philip of Austria

Essex, 396. by, 298.

Howard. Soe Northampton. NottingHenry VIII. his statute for excluding

ham. Suffolk.
his daughters from the Crown, Howell, Sir John, 40 note. -

Hume, David, character of Lord DunHenry, Prince of Wales, death of, 339.

bar by, 41. Intended dedication of Bacon's His history of the origin of the essays to, 340.

Civil War compared with BaHis character : cause of his death,

con's anticipation, 73 note. 341.

Huntingdon, prayer of the miller of, Herbert, William, M.P. for Mont

137, 140. gomery, 75 note.

Hutchest, one, refusal of a challenge Hertford, Earl of, 79 note.

by, 413. Hickes, Sir Michael, references in Hutton, Sir Richard, afterwards Judge, Bacon's note book to, 40. Bacon's

C. P. 58.


Impositions, Memoranda of Bacon re

lative to, 46. 58. Discussions in the Commons of

the King's right to lay them on,

168. 175, 176. 183, 184. 189. Bacon's argument in favour of the

King's right, 191-200.
Result of the debate, 201, 202.
The war against them begun by


Impracticability of governing by

a Parliament truly representative: state of representation at

Elizabeth's accession, 383. Erection of new boroughs in : re

lative strength of Catholics and

Protestants, 384.
Secession of the minority: their

James Whitelocke, 347. Informers, Sir Stephen Proctor's pro

jects relative to, and Bacon's

comments thereon, 96---104. Inner Temple and Gray's Inn Masque

at the Princess Elizabeth's Mar

riage, 343, 344.
Ireland, Tyrone's flight from, 4, 110.

New rebellion in, suppressed, 110.
Answers to questions as to the dis-

posal of confiscated lands in,

111-113. Commissioners appointed to pre

pare a project for the settlement

of, 114. Bacon's Discourse on the planta

tion of the country, 114-126. Attempt to introduce Parliamen

tary Government into, 382.

complaint to the King ; commission issued to enquire into same,

385. Instructions to Commissioners

drawn by Hobart excepted to by

Bacon, 386.
Question relative to the right of

the Crown to compel Irishmen
to take the Oath of Allegiance,

388. Result of the Commission sent over

from England: the King's answer to the complaint relative to the poverty of the new boroughs,

389, 390. Issues Royal as a source of revenue to

the King, 323.

J. James I. John Constable knighted by, James I.-continued. 1.

Bacon's letter to him on presenting Fees granted by him, 6.

his Discourse on the plantation His pacific policy the most un

of Ireland, ibid. popular feature in his govern- Appoints Bishop Andrews to anment, 16.

swer Bellarmin, 140. Shows no interest in Bacon's phi- His entertainment of Isaac Casaulosophical projects, 23.

bon, 146. Bacon's plans for obtaining access His financial difficulties, 148–150. to and influence with him, 40.

His revenues from tenures and priBegs pardon of his Groom of the vileges a fair subject for bargain Bedchamber for a wrong done

with the Commons, 153, 154. in anger, 42 note.

Declaration of his wants by SalisNotions put into his head about

bury, 155—157. the Puritans and the Bishops, Demands made on his behalf, and 45.

Concessions offered in exchange, An admirer of Bishop Andrews,

160, 161, 63 note.

Suppresses Cowell's 'Interpreter' His directions to the Judges con

by proclamation, 162. cerning Prohibitions, the pro- Concedes to the Commons liberty ceeding to be used with the Pa

to treat of a composition for pists, and the administration of Wards and Tenures, 167. 169. the new oath, 89-91.

Demands new conditions, 169— On the revenue of alehouses, 90.

172. His progress into Northampton- Obtains a loan from the City, shire, 90 note.

173. His book in vindication of the oath His messages to the Commons, 176. of allegiance, 107.

180. His measures for establishing the His speech to them: its intention

authority of law in Ireland, 114. and its effect, 181, 182.

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