Quotes[ edit ] Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what he wills. It is the courage to make a clean breast of it in the face of every question that makes the philosopher. He must be like Sophocles ' Oedipuswho, seeking enlightenment concerning his terrible fate, pursues his indefatigable inquiry even though he divines that appalling horror awaits him in the answer.
Early life[ edit ] The young Francis Bacon.
Inscription around his head reads: Si tabula daretur digna animum mallem, Latin for "If one could but paint his mind". He received tuition from John Walsall, a graduate of Oxford with a strong leaning toward Puritanism.
He entered Trinity College, Cambridgeon 5 April at the age of 12,  living for three years there, together with his older brother Anthony Bacon under the personal tutelage of Dr John Whitgiftfuture Archbishop of Canterbury. Bacon's education was conducted largely in Latin and followed the medieval curriculum.
He was also educated at the University of Poitiers. It was at Cambridge that he first met Queen Elizabethwho was impressed by his precocious intellect, and was accustomed to calling him "The young lord keeper".
His reverence for Aristotle conflicted with his rejection of Aristotelian philosophywhich seemed to him barren, disputatious and wrong in its objectives. A few months later, Francis went abroad with Sir Amias Pauletthe English ambassador at Paris, while Anthony continued his studies at home.
The state of government and society in France under Henry III afforded him valuable political instruction. On at least one occasion he delivered diplomatic letters to England for WalsinghamBurghley, and Leicesteras well as for the queen.
Sir Nicholas had laid up a considerable sum of money to purchase an estate for his youngest son, but he died before doing so, and Francis was left with only a fifth of that money.
He sought to further these ends by seeking a prestigious post. Inthrough his uncle, Lord Burghleyhe applied for a post at court that might enable him to pursue a life of learning, but his application failed. For two years he worked quietly at Gray's Innuntil he was admitted as an outer barrister in In he took his seat in parliament for Melcombe in Dorset, and in for Taunton.
At this time, he began to write on the condition of parties in the church, as well as on the topic of philosophical reform in the lost tract Temporis Partus Maximus.
Yet he failed to gain a position that he thought would lead him to success. This led to the publication of his earliest surviving tract, which criticised the English church's suppression of the Puritan clergy.
About this time, he again approached his powerful uncle for help; this move was followed by his rapid progress at the bar. He became a bencher in and was elected a Reader indelivering his first set of lectures in Lent the following year.
He later sat three times for Ipswich, and once for Cambridge University Though a friend of the crown, he opposed feudal privileges and dictatorial powers.
He spoke against religious persecution. He struck at the House of Lords in its usurpation of the Money Bills. He advocated for the union of England and Scotland, which made him a significant influence toward the consolidation of the United Kingdom; and he later would advocate for the integration of Ireland into the Union.
Closer constitutional ties, he believed, would bring greater peace and strength to these countries. Bacon's opposition to a bill that would levy triple subsidies in half the usual time offended the Queen: Likewise, Bacon failed to secure the lesser office of Solicitor General inthe Queen pointedly snubbing him by appointing Sir Thomas Fleming instead.
In a plan to revive his position he unsuccessfully courted the wealthy and young widow Lady Elizabeth Hatton.
Afterward, however, his standing in the Queen's eyes improved. Gradually, Bacon earned the standing of one of the learned counsels. A number of Essex's followers confessed that Essex had planned a rebellion against the Queen. And also that "he was free from malice", "no revenger of injuries", and "no defamer of any man".
He was knighted in In another shrewd move, Bacon wrote his Apologies in defence of his proceedings in the case of Essex, as Essex had favoured James to succeed to the throne.
The following year, during the course of the uneventful first parliament session, Bacon married Alice Barnham. Despite a generous income, old debts still could not be paid. He sought further promotion and wealth by supporting King James and his arbitrary policies.Of Studies by Francis Bacon [Explanation in blue, original in black].
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