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Commons, House of, increasing dependence of the Crown upon, 16. Their conferences with the Lords concerning contribution and retribution, 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,


Preparations for another confer

ence, 186.

Their jealousy on a point of form,

Debate on a motion for grant of

subsidies, and resolution to postpone the question, 188, 189. Debate on the right of setting impositions on merchandises without consent of Parliament, 189-201.

Their Petition of Grievances presented 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 Contract, ibid.

Their exchange of memorials with the Lords, as to the terms agreed upon, 208.

Prorogation of Parliament, ibid. The nature of their bargain as affecting their constituents, 209, 210.

Success of their remonstrance with regard to Proclamations, 219


Invited by the Lords to a conference concerning the Great Contract, 224.

Debate upon reply to the King's demand whether they would proceed with the Contract or not, 225.



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 conference, 230, 231. Debate upon Supply interrupted by a message from the King and an adjournment, 231, 232. Order prohibiting private communications from members to the King, 233.

Resolution to send message of thanks and explanations, 236. Adjournment and subsequent dissolution, 237, 238. See Parliament.

"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,


Coppices and Underwoods as a source of revenue to the King, 319321.

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 for insertion 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,


Suppressed by Royal Proclama-
tion, with general applause, 162,


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

Croft, Sir Herbert, jurisdiction of the


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.

D'Aubigny Esme Stuart, Lord, 41. See ibid, note 55, 79,

Davers, Lord, prevented from fighting a duel, 369.

David and Goliah, 405.

Davies, or Davis, Sir John, sends Bacon a discourse concerning the flight of Tyrone, 3.

His Letter to the Chancellor on the same, 4.

Letter from Bacon to him, 5. Elected Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, 384. Unsuccessful attempt of the minority to supplant him, 385. Death, apophthegms on, 57. Depopulation," nature and object of the service of, 46.


Further on the same subject, 51 note 90.

De Thou, President, wished by Bacon to see his memorial of Queen Elizabeth, 108, 109.

Camden's Annals of Queen Eliza

beth sent to him in MS. 211.

D'Ewes, Sir Simonds, MS. belonging to, 348.

Digges, Sir Dudley, 230, 370.

Diogenes, his saying about rich men and philosophers, 32.

Dionysius, why Aristippus fell at the feet of, 33.

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Dorset, Thomas Sackville, Earl of, Lord Treasurer, his sudden death, 35.

Condition in which he left the
Exchequer, 150. See 215.

Dorset, Lady, the widow, message of compliment to, 57.

Bacon's reasons for cultivating her, 35, 36, 77.

Drummond of Hawthornden, 12 note. Duels, prevalence of, and steps taken for their suppression, 396-398. Charge of Bacon in the case of Priest and Wright, and subsequent decree of the Star Chamber therein, 399–416.

Dunbar, Sir George Home Lord, his various offices and honours: the king's liking for him, 41. His patent, 51 note.

Sent by the King to speak with a
dying peer, 223.

His death, 241 note.
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 Bacon's treatise In felicem memoriam Elizabethæ 108, 109, 133, 135, 139.

Increased cost of government in the latter years of her reign,

148. Gradual decrease in value of subsidies, 149.

Excess of her expenditure over her ordinary receipts, 150.


Her economy, 150.

Cost of the war of Ireland to, 156.

Number and value of Subsidies re-
ceived by her, 158.

Cases in which she inhibited the
Commons from interfering with
her Prerogative, 183.
Camden's Annals of her reign,

Passage therein relative to her

right of succession, 213. Stipends for preachers in the Duchy erected by her, 254. Parliamentary constitution of Ireland during her reign, 383.

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Galileo, Bacon's appreciation of his invention 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

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Gorhambury, Bacon's dwelling-house and estate, minutes in his note book of intended improvements, etc., at, 28. 52. 76, 77. Rental of same, 81.

Grays Inn, Bacon's lodgings at, 56,


Masque performed by this Inn and the Inner Temple on Prin

Hallam, Henry, 190. 373.

Hamilton, Mr. N. E. S. A., assistance rendered by in correcting the proofs of the Commentarius, 37.

See 42.

Hamilton, Sir Thomas, Scottish Lord Advocate, 42.

Associated with Bacon in the business of the Union with Scotland, ibid. note.

Hammond, Dr. John, 63 note. Hardwick, Lord Chancellor, passage in a letter of Bacon's suppressed at the request of, 313 note. Hargrave, Mr. 190.

Harleian Collection, Bacon MS. in the,


Harriot, Thomas, mathematician, 23. Ralegh's mathematical instructor, 63 note.

Harris, Thomas, of Lincoln's Inn, 58. Harvey, William, discoverer of the

circulation of the blood, why not likely to sympathize in Bacon's philosophical views, 23. Hay, James, Lord, afterwards Earl of Carlisle, 42.

Intended duel between him and
Lord Chandos, 396.

Heneage, Mr., his collection of records, 128.

Henry IV. of France, Casaubon in

vited to Paris by, 145. Effect produced in England by his murder, and attempt of Salisbury to turn the event to account, 185. 188.

Henry VII. the Earl of Suffolk "extorted" from Philip of Austria by, 298.

Henry VIII. his statute for excluding his daughters from the Crown, 213.

Henry, Prince of Wales, death of, 339. Intended dedication of Bacon's

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Grays Inn-continued.

cess Elizabeth's marriage, 343,


Great men, how best to speak of their faults, 75.

Grievances Committee, subjects referred to the, and proceedings thereon, 159. 161. 168. 210. 219 -221. 224.

See Impositions.

Hickes, Sir Michael-continued. friend in money matters, ibid.


Gorhambury grounds to be set in order "against his comyng,"


Letters from Bacon to him, 131, 217. 246.

Hide, M.P. "stands to be serjeant," 365. 370.

Hobart, Sir Henry, Attorney General

(1606-16), his art of maintain-
ing private speech with great
persons, 20. 931.

Bacon's opinion of him, 34, 35. 378.
Instances of neglect or incompe-

tence in his discharge of his du-
ties, 45 note, 50-52.
Answers to questions sent from
Ireland signed by him, 111-113.
Made Chief Justice of the Com-
mon Pleas, 382-390.
Question as to administration of
the oath of allegiance referred
to him and Bacon, 388.

Case of duelling before him, 398.
See 243, 380. 409.

Hoby, Sir Edward, on the weak repre-
sentation of the Government in
the House of Commons, 281.
Home, Sir George. See Dunbar.
Hoskyns, M.P. 375.
Houghton, Robert, afterwards Judge
K. B. 58.

Howard, Lady Frances, divorced from Lord Essex and married to Lord Rochester, 391. 392.

Howard, Henry, challenged by Lord Essex, 396.

Howard. See Northampton. Nottingham. Suffolk.

Howell, Sir John, 40 note.

Hume, David, character of Lord Dunbar by, 41.

His history of the origin of the Civil War compared with Bacon's anticipation, 73 note. Huntingdon, prayer of the miller of, 137, 140.

Hutchest, one, refusal of a challenge by, 413.

Hutton, Sir Richard, afterwards Judge, 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 James Whitelocke, 347. Informers, Sir Stephen Proctor's projects relative to, and Bacon's comments thereon, 96-104. Inner Temple and Gray's Inn Masque at the Princess Elizabeth's Marriage, 343, 344.

Ireland, Tyrone's flight from, 4, 110.

New rebellion in, suppressed, 110. Answers to questions as to the disposal of confiscated lands in, 111-113.

Commissioners appointed to prepare a project for the settlement of, 114.

Bacon's Discourse on the planta

tion of the country, 114-126. Attempt to introduce Parliamentary Government into, 382.

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James I. John Constable knighted by,


Fees granted by him, 6.

His pacific policy the most unpopular feature in his government, 16.

Shows no interest in Bacon's philosophical projects, 23.

Bacon's plans for obtaining access to and influence with him, 40. Begs pardon of his Groom of the Bedchamber for a wrong done in anger, 42 note.

Notions put into his head about the Puritans and the Bishops, 45.

An admirer of Bishop Andrews,

63 note.

His directions to the Judges concerning Prohibitions, the proceeding to be used with the Papists, and the administration of the new oath, 89-91. On the revenue of alehouses, 90. His progress into Northamptonshire, 90 note.

His book in vindication of the oath

of allegiance, 107.

His measures for establishing the authority of law in Ireland, 114.

James I.-continued.

Bacon's letter to him on presenting his Discourse on the plantation of Ireland, ibid.

Appoints Bishop Andrews to answer Bellarmin, 140.

His entertainment of Isaac Casau-
bon, 146.

His financial difficulties, 148–150.
His revenues from tenures and pri-

vileges a fair subject for bargain with the Commons, 153, 154. Declaration of his wants by Salisbury, 155–157.

Demands made on his behalf, and
Concessions offered in exchange,
160, 161.

Suppresses Cowell's 'Interpreter'
by proclamation, 162.
Concedes to the Commons liberty
to treat of a composition for
Wards and Tenures, 167. 169.
Demands new conditions, 169-

Obtains a loan from the City,

His messages to the Commons, 176.


His speech to them: its intention and its effect, 181, 182.

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