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James I.--continued.

His contemplated reform in the

administration of the Court of

Wards, 284-288.
Appoints Sir George Carey master

of that Court, 289.
Issues proclamation for the appro-

hension of Lord Sanquhar, causes
him to be tried in the King's
Bench, and refuses to reprieve

him, 289—294. [See Sanquhar.) Endeavours to prevent the mar

riage of Lady Arabella with

William Seymour, 295.
His measures for keeping thom

separate, 296. 301.
Arranges marriage for his eldest

daughter; and levies “ aid,” 303. Endeavours to repair his estate by

the improvement of his patrimony without Parliamentary taxation; advices and reports

thereon, 311-336. 358—362. Receives report on deceits prac

tised by the farmers of the Cus.

toms and of French Wines, 337. Invites the Masquers of Gray's Inn

and the Inner Temple to supper,

344. Issues commission for 'reform of

abuses in the navy, 346. Refers to the Council the question

of calling a Parliament, 363. Advice how to proceed with a Par


James I.--continued.

Receives their petition of Right

graciously and grants the prayer

of it, 184. Consents to abate something of his

former demands in matter of the

Contract, 201.
Receives the petition of Grievances,

Causes his answers to some of the

articles to be read, and delivers
his answer concerning Imposi-
tions with his own mouth, 204

Agrees to abate something more of
his demand, and accepts, in ex-
change for specified concessions,
a perpetual revenue of 200,0001.,

Delivers his answers to the rest of

the articles in the petition of
Grievances, and prorogues Par-

liament, 208.
Beginning of a History of his Time

sent to him by Bacon, 218.
Consults the Judges as to the le-

gality of certain Proclamations
complained of in the petition of
grievances, and (upon their opi-
nion given) withdraws them, 219

Reasons for suspecting that he was

distasted on reflexion with the

terms of the Contract, 222.
Warning of a dying peer against

it, 222, 223.
Requires from the Commons a

speedy answer whether they will

proceed with it or no, 224.
Raises his terms again, thereby

provoking a refusal, and puts
an end to the negotiation, 225—

His private remonstrance with cer-

tain members of the Lower
House, and letter to the Speaker,

His resolution to dissolve the Par-

liament, and the reasons of it,

236, 237.
His financial condition, 238.
Promises Bacon the reversion of

the Attorney-Generalship, 240

Advice touching Sutton's estate

tendered to him by Bacon, 247—

His position and opportunity at

Salisbury's death, 276, 277.
Character of his Council, 277, 278.
Bacon's advice, and offer of service,

Difficulties in the way, 282, 283.
Postpones the question of calling a

new Parliament and loses his
opportunity, 283.

liament tendered by Bacon and
by Sir H. Neville : contrast be-

tween the two, 364-378. Attempts to introduce Parlia

mentary government into Ireland : erects a number of new boroughs, 383. Hears the complaints of the Ca

tholic party, and sends Commis

sioners to investigate them, 385. His formal answer to the deputa

tion, and directions given in con

sequence of the enquiry, 389, 390. Acts upon Bacon's advice in raising

Coke to the King's Bench, Hobart to the Common Pleas, Ba. con to the place of Attorney, and Yelverton to that of Soli.

citor, 390.
Receives letter of thanks from

Bacon, 391.
Makes Coke a Privy Councillor,

Draws up a proclamation against
duelling, 396. 398 note.

Sce 393.
Jesuits, the, 185.
Jones, Edward, 40 note.
Jonson, Ben, on Cecil Earl of Salis-

bury, 12 note.
Joubert, Laurens, anthor of Paradoxa

Medica,' 65 note.



Kemp, Robert, 40 note.
King, T. W. Esq. F.S.A., York Herald,

information furnished by, 3 note. knevet, Lord, at the conference on the

scarcity of silver, 256.


Laing, David, Esq., information com

municated to the author by, 247

note. Lake, Sir Thomas, 378. Lambarde, William : his book about

jurisdictions of Courts, 54 note. Lancaster, Duchy of, Bacon's fee from

the, 53 note. Lenox, Lodowick Stuart, Duke of, 41.

His relationship to the king, ibid.


See 55 and note. Lincolnshire, report on “Surrounded

ground" in, 317. London, exorbitant assurance to the

city of, 51. Complaint against a Proclamation

relating to new buildings in, 220. Letter from Bacon to the Lord


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Mansel, Sir Robert, Treasurer of the

Navy, employs a lawyer to find objections to a royal commission,

346. Committed to prison, and proceeded

against before the Council, 347. 351.

See Whitelocke. Mar, Earl of, made Treasurer of Scot

land, 241 note. Marriages without consent, Lord Elles

mere's byword on, 57. Marshalsea, Court of, 44 note. 262—264.

See Verge. Martin, one of the “opposite party" in

Knights made freely in 1603, 1.
Knights' Service, annual compensation

offered to the King in lieu of,


Mayor on a proceeding in a pri

vate cause, 260. Lords, House of, ready to join in cen

sure of Dr. Cowell, 162. Exchange memorials of the Great

Contract with the Commons,

208. Question asked on the occasion,

ibid. Their support of Salisbury, though

probably disliking the Contract

secretly, 222. Invite the Commons to join them

in a petition for measures of re-
lief to the people, 228.

See Commons.
Low Countries, cost to the King of the,


Parliament, 365, 370.
Mary, Queen, inhibition sent to Parlia-

ment by, 183.
Unrepealed statute excluding her

from the Crown, 213. Master of the Wards, office of, vacant

by Salisbury's death, 284. Declaration and Directions for the

new master, drawn up by Bacon,

284-288. The office conferred first on Sir

George Carey, and afterwards

on Sir Walter Cope, 289, 342. Bacon's disappointment on both

occasions, 284, 311, 342.

Matthew, Sir Toby, son of the Arch

bishop of York, a convert to Romanism, committed to custody by the Archbishop of Canterbury,

but allowed to visit Bacon, 8. Refuses to take the oath of allegi

ance and is committed to the

Fleet, 9.
Bacon's letter to him when there,

and intercession for him, 10.
Is liberated on condition of quit-

ting England, ibid. Continues to correspond with Ba

con about literary matters, 9, 11.

132—139. 142. Bacon's Essay of Friendship writ

ten at his request, 11. His collection of letters :-the edi

tor's plan of obliterating or disguising names, dates, and par

ticulars, 132. 133. 135. 138. May, Sir Humphrey, 40 note.

Reports to Salisbury the King's

satisfaction with the proclamation concerning the value of

coins, 244. Miller of Huntingdon, prayer of the,

137. 140. Mint, certificate “touching the scarcity

of silver" at the, 255—259.

Mint and Silver, report on project con

cerning, 323. Molineux, Sir Richard, 40.

One of the first 18 baronets, ibid,

note. Montagu, Basil, letter of Bacon's

relating his mother's funeral in

August 1610, printed by, 216. Montague, Sir Henry, Recorder of Lon

don, and one of the King's

learned counsel, 48 note. Joined with Bacon in the Customs

and Wines Inquiry, 336339.

See 59 note. 230. 353. Montague, Dr.James, Dean of the Royal

Chapel, and editor of the King's works; his preferments, 40 note.

Montgomery, Earl of; his quarrel with

Lord Rutland “quenched by the

King,” 396. More, Sir George, 289. Murray, John, afterwards Earl of An

nandale, his character, 2. 247. Letters from Bacon to him, 2.

247. One of Bacon's means of access to

the King, 40. 42. Murray, Sir David, keeper of the

Prince's purse, 23, Mylle, William, Clerk of the Star cham

ber, death of, and succession of Bacon by reversion to his office, 21.

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National Wealth, believed in Bacon's

days to consist of gold and sil

ver, 255. Navy abuses, Commission for reform

of: offence of Mansel and Whitelocke in reference thereto, 346

357. Neligan, Dr., MS. relative to Toby

Matthew's conversion in the col.

lection of, 9 note, 10. Nero, Apollonius's judgment on the fall

of, 177. Nerva's principle of government, 177.

Contrast between him and Nero,

Nicholls, Serjeant, 289.
Nicolson, Mr., revenue officer, 316.
Norris, Lord, duel intended by, 396.
Neville, Sir Henry, M.P., 75 note.

His answers to the King's ques

tions, 231. His character as a statesman, and

views as to the position of King

and Parliament, 364. An aspirant to the Secretaryship,

ibid, 365. 370. His advice to the King compared

with that given by Bacon, 373—

378. Northampton, Henry Howard, Earl of,

Lord Privy Seal ; not a favourer

of Bacon, 52. His accomplishments, character,

career, etc., ibid. note, 277. Delivers the King's answer rela

tive to Tenures, 167. Against the calling of a Parlia

ment, and active in devising


means to improve the revenue,

283. Reports to Rochester the result of

consultations concerning the aid on the Princess's marriage, 303,

304. Employs Bacon and takes pains to

bring his services under the King's notice, 303, 304. 336, 337.

339. Report on deceits practised by the

Farmers of the Customs and of French Wines, signed by him and the Lord Chancellor, 337–

Commissioner for the office of Earl

Marshal, 347.
Averse to the trial of a Parliament,

Reports to Sir T. Lake the post-

ponement of the question by the

Council, 378.
Author of “ His Majesty's Edict,

O. Oath of Allegiance not to be put to O'Dogharty, Irish rebel, overthrow of,

Irishmen, 388.

etc., against private combats,'

398. and note. Northamptonshire, occasion of serious

riots in, 90 note. Northumberland, Earl of, a patron of

Thomas Harriot, and now prisoner in the Tower, likely to help the great Instauration, 23,

63, notes. Nottingham, Charles Howard, Earl of,

Lord High Admiral, Commission
for reform of abuses in the Navy
resisted by, 346.
See 409.


Okehampton School estate, Letter from

Bacon relative to, 245.
Onslow, Richard, plurality of offices

held by, 48.

Orpheus, application by Bacon of the

fable of, 117, 118. Outlawries, as a source of revenue, 322. Owen, Sir Roger, notes of a speech by,



Packington, Lady (Bacon's mother-in- Phelips-continued.

law), parted from her husband Appointed Master of the Rolls, upon foul terms”: her dis

240. See 241 note. position to cause dissension be- Philip of Austria, how forced by Henry tween her daughters and their VII. to give up the Earl of Sufhusbands, 13.

folk, 298. Bacon's letter to her, 14.

Phillips, Francis, 47. Paddy, Sir William, King James's Poe, the Earl of Salisbury's physician, physician, 63.

23. Pancirollo (“ Pancarolus” in Bacon's Bacon's reason for seeking his ac

notebook) his epoch, and his quaintance, 63.
work Rerum Níemorabilium,” Poor, Bacon on the relief of the, 250
etc. 65 note.

252. Papists, priests, etc. Notes of the King's Popham, Sir Francis, M.P., 75 note.

directions respecting the punish- Popham, Chief Justice, date of death ment of, 90, 91.

of, 115. Parliament, the ancient and honourable Post nati, case of the, argued before all

remedy for the wants of the the Judges in the Exchequer Crown, 280.

Chamber, and decided in their Question of calling (1612) post

favour, 14–16. poned, 283.

Priest and Wright, Charge against for Question again mooted, 363.

writing and delivering a chalViews of Sir Henry Neville con

lenge, 399. cerning, 364. 373, 374.

Star Chamber decree in the case “Reasons” for calling, “Incidents"

of, 409. of, and Advice how to proceed Sentence and Penalties, 415, 416.

with, by Bacon, 365-373. Proclamations, Royal, Petition of the Question of calling one again post

Commons against the abuse of, poned, 378. See Commons.

and action taken by King and Parry, Sir Thomas, joined in commis

Council thereon, 219-221. sion on the King's estate, 314. Proctor, Sir Stephen, his project for Patent office sued for on behalf of the

the restraining of Informers, etc., Lady Arabella, 44 note.

96. Perce, Mr., Secretary to the Deputy of Patent with reference thereto soIreland, Letter from Bacon to, 5.

licited by him, 97. Periam, 40. Widow of Chief Justice Bacon's Certificate touching his Periam, ibid, note.

projects, 97-104. See note on Nevellæ, 77.

Complained of and punished in Perquisites of Courts as a source of re

Parliament, and specially exvenue to the King, 321.

cepted from the benefit of the Playfer, Dr., translator of Bacon's general pardon, 104, 105.

“Advancement of Learning," Prohibitions, complaints of the King 64 note.

relative to, 89, 90. Phelips, Sir Edward, King's serjeant, Puritans, conceit put into the King's

and Speaker of the House of head concerning, 45.
Commons, 57.

Purveyance and Purveyors, 167, 221.

R. Ralegh, Sir Walter, inclined to experi- Rawley-continued. ments, 23.

lection of letters in the Resusci. Instructed in mathematics by Har

tatio, 59 note. riot, 63 note.

Recorder of London. See Montague, Rawley, Dr., 56 note.

Sir Henry. Whence he took the principal col. Recusants, 47 note. 56 note, 75. 91.

Russell, Thomas, engaged in experi

ments for separating silver from

the lead ore, 63 note. Bacon's motives for cultivating his

acquaintance, 23, 63. Rutland, Earl of, engaged in two quar

rels, 396.



His explanation of his proceeding

in the matter of Impositions, and justification of its legality,

204, 205. Persuades the Commons to accept

the terms now offered and agree to the Contract, without waiting for the King's answer to the principal grievances, 207–208. His decline in the King's favour,

as reported by Bishop Goodman,

222, 223. Impossibility of knowing whether

he had dealt fairly with the King

in the matter, 226, 227. 371. His new plan of operations, after

the Contract was declared at an

end, 228-230. Its failure: is directed by the King

to consult how the Parliament may end quietly: contrives by successive adjournments to prevent the Commons from doing any more business, 236, 237. His death, 260. 276. Bacon's opinion of him as a minis

ter, 278 note, 279, 280. 282. 313

and note. 365. 370, 371. 381. Letters of business to him from · Bacon, 105—107. 129, 130. 244,

245, Letters of courtesey from same, 12.


See 49. 162. 303. Sandys (written by Bacon “Sans" and

Sandes”), Sir Edwin, a distinguished member of the “opposite party” in Parliament, 75

Redargutio Philosophiarum, piece by

Bacon so called, 136.
Reversions and remainders, as a source

of revenue to the King, 318.
Rochester, Earl of. See Carr,
Roman Catholics. See Papists. Recu-


Sackville, Edward, his duel with Lord

Bruce, 396.
Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Earl of, 3.

Bacon's unsuccessful endeavours

to establish a cordial intercourse

with him, 11, 12. 52. General character of his friend.

ships, 12. note. Memoranda of things which he

was to be reminded of, 26. 27.

45. 46. 47. Notes of his humours, 45. 50. 52.

53. 74. One of his financial projects, 46. His services in managing the re

lations of England and Scotland,

41. note. His note on the decrease in the

value of Subsidies, 149. His appointment and first proceed

ings as Lord Treasurer, 150—

152. His scheme of the Great Contract,

153. His way of opening the negotia

tion, 154. His speech at the Conference of the

two Houses, 155-157. Ambiguity of his language with

regard to the things offered in
way of retribution by the King,

Ten things at length named by

him, 160, 161. His delay in answering the offer

of the Commons, and the pro

bable motive of it, 167, 168. His new version of the Govern

ment proposal, 169—-173.
His disappointment at the refusal

of the Commons to entertain it,
and intimation of a possible mo-

dification, 174, 175.
His use of the occasion of the death

of Henry IV. of France, 185. Invites a renewal of the negotia

tion, with promise of better
terms and urges expedition ;
hoping to anticipate the threat-

ened debate on Impositions, ibid. His sudden change of tactics, and

endeavour to get a grant of sub-
sidies at once, 186-189.

Reports the part of Salisbury's

speech relating to "retribution,”

159. Reports, from the sub-committee,

Salisbury's answer to the first offer of the Commons in the

Great Contract, 169. Opposes a proposal to leave a demand of the King's unanswered,

174. Extract from his report of an

other speech of Salisbury's, 175 note.


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