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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, Kt., KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

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Francis Bacon - Historical Debates - Occult Theories
... Francis Bacon often gathered with the men at Gray's Inn to discuss politics and philosophy, and to try out various theatrical scenes that he admitted writing ... Bacon's alleged connection to the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons has been widely discussed by authors and scholars in many books ... including Daphne du Maurier (in her biography of Bacon), have argued there is no substantive evidence to support claims of involvement with the Rosicrucians ...
Anne Bacon - Early Life - Adult Life
... about her religion, which can be seen in the letters she wrote to her sons, Anthony Bacon and Sir Francis Bacon ... Anne Bacon married Sir Nicholas Bacon, Queen Elizabeth's Keeper of the Great Seal, in 1553 and they had two sons, Anthony and Francis Bacon, the latter later becoming a philosopher and a pioneer of the scientific ... For a while, Anne Bacon was a leading Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth ...
Michael Peppiatt
... where he wrote the biography of Francis Bacon (1909–1992), whose close friend and commentator he had been for thirty years ... into several languages, the biography is considered the definitive account of Bacon’s life and work ... worldwide, notably travelling retrospectives of the School of London, Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Christian Schad and Antoni Tàpies ...
Michael Peppiatt - Bibliography
... 1964 Modern Art in Britain 1976 Francis Bacon l’art de l’impossible (trans ... Chamber Artists and their Studios (with Alice Bellony Rewald) 1987 The School of London 1997 Francis Bacon Anatomy of an Enigma 2000 Zoran Music 2001 Alberto Giacometti in ... with Jill Lloyd) 2003 Dans l’atelier de Giacometti 2003 Vincent van Gogh 2004 Francis Bacon le sacré et le profane 2006 L’amitié Leiris-Bacon Une étrange fascination 2006 Francis Bacon in the 1950s 2006 ...
Comte De Gabalis
... organizations, such as the "I AM" Activity or Saint Germain Foundation, believe that it is Sir Francis Bacon — who wrote the Shakespeare plays, employing the pen name "William Shakespeare" — earlier in ... Therefore, Francis Bacon at a later date, and just prior to 1670, would have given five discourses under another another pen name 'Comte De Gabalis' ... Lord Francis Bacon's (Shakespeare's) plays abound in elemental beings Puck and Ariel ...

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    Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
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    Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
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    The elephant, not only the largest but the most intelligent of animals, provides us with an excellent example. It is faithful and tenderly loving to the female of its choice, mating only every third year and then for no more than five days, and so secretly as never to be seen, until, on the sixth day, it appears and goes at once to wash its whole body in the river, unwilling to return to the herd until thus purified. Such good and modest habits are an example to husband and wife.
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