It was upon a cold day in January in 1560 that Francis Bacon
"came crying into the world."* He was born in a fine house and was the child of great people, his father being Sir Nicholas Bacon
, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal.
was now ready to enter on the great career for which his talents fitted him, but his uncle by marriage, Lord Burghley, though all-powerful with the queen, systematically thwarted his progress, from jealous consciousness of his superiority to his own son.
Hans takes the bacon
, ties it to a rope, and drags it away behind him.
"Better beans and bacon
in peace than cakes and ale in fear."
However, after a short hesitation, he answered, "Indeed, madam, it is true, everybody doth not know him to be Squire Allworthy's son; for he was never married to his mother; but his son he certainly is, and will be his heir too, as certainly as his name is Jones." At that word, Abigail let drop the bacon
which she was conveying to her mouth, and cried out, "You surprize me, sir!
They built a fire against the side of a great log twenty or thirty steps within the sombre depths of the forest, and then cooked some bacon
in the frying-pan for sup- per, and used up half of the corn "pone" stock they had brought.
Like Dante or Bunyan, he has a revelation of another life; like Bacon
, he is profoundly impressed with the unity of knowledge; in the early Church he exercised a real influence on theology, and at the Revival of Literature on politics.
I do love veal and ham--I mean to say mouse and bacon
The tourteau and the teal were added to the morsel of broiled bacon
; D'Artagnan and his guest bowed, sat down opposite to each other, and, like two brothers, shared the bacon
and the other dishes.
"I'll call th' robin up," he said, "and give him th' rind o' th' bacon
to peck at.
Daylight cut up generous chunks of bacon
and dropped them in the pot of bubbling beans.
and Locke we have another development in which the mind of man is supposed to receive knowledge by a new method and to work by observation and experience.