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In which time he composed the greatest part of his books and writings , both in
English and Latin , which I will enumerate ( as near as I can ) in the just order
wherein they were written : The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh ...
enrichments and enlargements ; Counsels Civil and Moral , or his book of Essays
, likewise enriched and enlarged ; the Conversion of Certain Psalms into English
Verse ; the translation into Latin of the History of King Henry the Seventh , of ...
... ( the storehouse of refined wits ) to the late Earl of Devonshire , then the Lord
Ca [ ve ] ndish : I will expect the new essays of my Lord Chancellor Bacon , as
also his History , with a great deal of desire , and whatsoever else
INTRODUCTION . xxi.
with a great deal of desire , and whatsoever else he shall compose : but , in
particular , of his History I promise myself a thing perfect and singular , especially
in Henry the Seventh , where he may exercise the talent of his divine
The former , when his History of King Henry the Seventh was to come forth , it
was delivered to the old Lord Brooke , 1 to be perused by him ; who , when he
had dispatched it , returned it to the author with this eulogy : Commend me to my
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