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mons as Ventesor Meicombe Kahe Janas i

33 127, 1603 Kngs Cms,

* Arg. 1604 Arcitor Generae

*Joe, 1607 Atumer Geseral

27 Oct 1613 Prity Councios

9 Ize, 1616 Lead Kena

3 March, 1616-7 Lord High Chancello

4 Jan. 16189 Baron Verulam.

July, 1619 Viscount St Alban

27 Jan. 1620-1 Sentenced by the House of Lords 3 May, 1621 Died

9 Apr. 1626

PREFACE

UNDER the date 5 Feb. 1596 the following entry oce curs in the books of the Stationers' Company. Hüfrey Hooper. Entred for his copie under thandes of Mr Fr Bacon Mr D Stanhope Mr Barlowe, and Mr War. den Dawson, a booke intituled Essaies Religious medi. tations, places of perswasion and diswasion by Mr Fr. Bacon.This was the first edition of Bacon's Essays. They were published in a small 8vo. volume, of which the full title is as follows: Essayes. Religious Meditations. Places of perswasion and disswasion. Seene and allowed. At London, Printed

for Humfrey Hooper, and are to be sold at the blacke Beare in Chauncery Lane. 1597.” The dedication to Antony Bacon occupies three pages. Then follow the table of Contents and the Essays, ten in number; 1. Of studie. 2. Of dis. course. 3. Of Ceremonies and respects.

4. Of fol. lowers and friends. 5. Sutors. 6. Of expence. 7. Of Regiment of health. 8. Of Honour and reputation. 9. Of Faction.

10. Of Negociating. The Essays occupy thirteen folios, and are folloxged by the Medi. tationes Sacra," or Religious Meditations, in Latin,

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