Personal History

of

Lord Bacon

From Unpublished Papers

by William Hepworth Dixon

Of The Inner Temple

 

Boston:
Ticknor And Fields

1861

Author's Edition
Seventy-Five Copies Printed

Note From The Author

I feel happy and proud that an arrangement with Messrs. Ticknor and Fields to reprint The Personal History of Lord Bacon gives me the opportunity of pleading before the American public for the good fame of one who, dear as he is to the Old World, has an especial claim on the sympathies of the New.

W. Hepworth Dixom

 

CONTENTS

Chapter

Page

I. The Biographers

1

II. Early Years

13

III. The Earl of Essex

47

IV.Treason of Sir John Smyth

89

V. The Irish Plot

109

VI. The Street Fight

132

VII.The New Reign

152

VIII. Solicitor-General

190

IX. St. John And Peacham

218

X. Race with Coke

241

XI. Lord Chancellor

272

XII. Fees

290

XIII. The Accusation

314

XIV. After Sentence

344

Appendices

361

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