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EXTRACTED FROM THE EDITION OF HIS OCCASIONAL
WRITINGS BY JAMES SPEDDING.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
Copyright. All rights reserved.
Preparations for the new Parliament. · The King and the Under-
takers. - Letter to the King. — Propositions for the coming Par-
- Sir Ralph Winwood appointed Secretary of State. - Bacon's
Discovery of the Murder of Sir Thomas (verbury. — Proceedings of
the Trial of Weston.— Committal of the Earl and Countess of Som-
into the Earl of Somerset's Dealings with Spain. - Reëxamination
A. D. 1616.
Villiers raised to the Peerage. — Established as Favorite. Asks Ba-
con for Advice. - A Letter of Advice written by Sir Francis Bacon
to the Duke of Buckingham when he became Favorite to King
James. — Amendment of the Laws. — Bacon's Views. — Beginning
of a Letter to the King, of uncertain Date. — Appointment of Com-
missioners. — A Proposition to the King touching the Compiling
and Amendment of the Laws of England. — Sir Edward Coke