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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.
of a composition for Wards and
counter-offer of the Govern-
with the bargain, 170-175. Their search for records touching
from the King through the
and granted, 184.
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,
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
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.
knighthood of, 1–3.
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.
Queen Elizabeth, 211.
by Bacon, 212.
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
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.
eldest daughter, 303.
her watch-candle, 93 and note. Calumnies concerning her, 107. Her felicities expounded in Ba
con's treatise In felicem memo-
Her economy, 150.
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.
upon her marriage with the
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
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.
Council of Scotland, one of the
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
fixed by, 115.
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
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
New rebellion in, suppressed, 110.
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
the Crown to compel Irishmen
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.