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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, 203.
Causes his answers to some of the articles to be read, and delivers his answer concerning Impositions with his own mouth, 204206.
Agrees to abate something more of his demand, and accepts, in exchange for specified concessions, a perpetual revenue of 200,000%., 207.
Delivers his answers to the rest of the articles in the petition of Grievances, and prorogues Parliament, 208.
Beginning of a History of his Time
sent to him by Bacon, 218. Consults the Judges as to the legality of certain Proclamations complained of in the petition of grievances, and (upon their opinion given) withdraws them, 219 -221.
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 certain members of the Lower House, and letter to the Speaker, 230-232.
His resolution to dissolve the Parliament, 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, 279-282.
Difficulties in the way, 282, 283. Postpones the question of calling a new Parliament and loses his opportunity, 283.
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 apprehension 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
His measures for keeping them
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 Customs and of French Wines, 337. Invites the Masquers of Gray's Inn and the Inner Temple to supper,
Issues commission for 'reform of
Hears the complaints of the Ca-
Receives letter of thanks from
Makes Coke a Privy Councillor,
Draws up a proclamation against
Jonson, Ben, on Cecil Earl of Salisbury, 12 note.
Joubert, Laurens, author of 'Paradoxa Medica,' 65 note.
Mansel, Sir Robert, Treasurer of the Navy, employs a lawyer to find objections to a royal commission,
Committed to prison, and proceeded against before the Council, 347. 351.
Mar, Earl of, made Treasurer of Scot
land, 241 note.
Marriages without consent, Lord Ellesmere's byword on, 57. Marshalsea, Court of, 44 note. 262-264. See Verge.
Martin, one of the "opposite party" in Parliament, 365, 370.
Mary, Queen, inhibition sent to Parliament 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.
Mayor on a proceeding in a pri
vate cause, 260.
Lords, House of, ready to join in censure 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 relief to the people, 228.
Low Countries, cost to the King of the, 157.
Matthew, Sir Toby, son of the Archbishop 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 quitting England, ibid. Continues to correspond with Bacon about literary matters, 9, 11. 132-139. 142.
Bacon's Essay of Friendship written at his request, 11.
His collection of letters :-the editor's plan of obliterating or disguising names, dates, and particulars, 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,
Mint, certificate "touching the scarcity of silver" at the, 255–259.
Mint and Silver, report on project concerning, 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, 336-339. See 59 note. 230. 353.
Montague, Dr. James, Dean of the Royal Chapel, and editor of the King's works; his preferments, 40 note.
National Wealth, believed in Bacon's days to consist of gold and sil
Navy abuses, Commission for reform of: offence of Mansel and Whitelocke in reference thereto, 346357.
Neligan, Dr., MS. relative to Toby Matthew's conversion in the collection of, 9 note, 10. Nero, Apollonius's judgment on the fall of, 177.
Nerva's principle of government, 177. Contrast between him and Nero, 178.
Nicholls, Serjeant, 289.
Nicolson, Mr., revenue officer, 316.
His answers to the King's ques-
His character as a statesman, and
His advice to the King compared
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 relative to Tenures, 167.
Against the calling of a Parliament, 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
Commissioner for the office of Earl
Averse to the trial of a Parliament,
Reports to Sir T. Lake the postponement of the question by the Council, 378.
Author of "His Majesty's Edict,
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.
Oath of Allegiance not to be put to | O'Dogharty, Irish rebel, overthrow of,
Papists, priests, etc. Notes of the King's directions respecting the punishment of, 90, 91.
Parliament, the ancient and honourable remedy for the wants of the Crown, 280.
Question of calling (1612) post-
Question again mooted, 363.
"Reasons" for calling, "Incidents"
of, and Advice how to proceed with, by Bacon, 365-373. Question of calling one again postponed, 378. See Commons. Parry, Sir Thomas, joined in commission on the King's estate, 314. Patent office sued for on behalf of the
Lady Arabella, 44 note. Perce, Mr., Secretary to the Deputy of
Ireland, Letter from Bacon to, 5. Periam, 40. Widow of Chief Justice Periam, ibid, note.
See note on Nevellæ, 77. Perquisites of Courts as a source of revenue to the King, 321.
Playfer, Dr., translator of Bacon's "Advancement of Learning," 64 note.
Phelips, Sir Edward, King's serjeant, and Speaker of the House of Commons, 57.
Appointed Master of the Rolls, 240. See 241 note.
Philip of Austria, how forced by Henry VII. to give up the Earl of Suffolk, 298.
Phillips, Francis, 47.
Poe, the Earl of Salisbury's physician,
Bacon's reason for seeking his acquaintance, 63.
Poor, Bacon on the relief of the, 250
Popham, Sir Francis, M.P., 75 note. Popham, Chief Justice, date of death of, 115.
Post nati, case of the, argued before all the Judges in the Exchequer Chamber, and decided in their favour, 14-16.
Priest and Wright, Charge against for writing and delivering a challenge, 399.
Star Chamber decree in the case of, 409.
Sentence and Penalties, 415, 416. Proclamations, Royal, Petition of the
Commons against the abuse of, and action taken by King and Council thereon, 219-221. Proctor, Sir Stephen, his project for the restraining of Informers, etc., 96.
Patent with reference thereto so
licited by him, 97.
Bacon's Certificate touching his projects, 97-104. Complained of and punished in Parliament, and specially excepted from the benefit of the general pardon, 104, 105. Prohibitions, complaints of the King relative to, 89, 90.
Puritans, conceit put into the King's head concerning, 45. Purveyance and Purveyors, 167, 221.
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. Recusants.
Russell, Thomas, engaged in experiments for separating silver from the lead ore, 63 note.
Bacon's motives for cultivating his acquaintance, 23, 63.
Rutland, Earl of, engaged in two quarrels, 396.
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 friendships, 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 relations of England and Scotland,
His note on the decrease in the value of Subsidies, 149. His appointment and first proceedings as Lord Treasurer, 150— 152.
His scheme of the Great Contract, 153.
His way of opening the negotiation, 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 probable motive of it, 167, 168. His new version of the Government proposal, 169–173. His disappointment at the refusal of the Commons to entertain it, and intimation of a possible modification, 174, 175.
His use of the occasion of the death of Henry IV. of France, 185. Invites a renewal of the negotiation, with promise of better terms and urges expedition; hoping to anticipate the threatened debate on Impositions, ibid. His sudden change of tactics, and endeavour to get a grant of subsidies at once, 186-189.
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
Its failure is directed by the King
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,
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
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,
Extract from his report of another speech of Salisbury's, 175