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Francis Bacon; An Account of His Life and Works (Paperback) Loot Price: R513 Discovery Miles 5 130
Francis Bacon; An Account of His Life and Works (Paperback): Edwin Abbott Abbott
Francis Bacon; An Account of His Life and Works (Paperback): Edwin Abbott Abbott

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Francis Bacon; An Account of His Life and Works (Paperback)

Edwin Abbott Abbott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...utilising them for the strengthening of the King's Prerogative, he would not be a party to recasting them with the view of bringing about an avowed despotism: " if they be rightly administered, they are the best, the equallest in the world between the Prince and the People; by which the King hath the justest Prerogative, and the People the best liberty." But then he sketches a plan by which the Judges are to be employed by the King as a kind of provincial police under the Chancellor as Head Inspector: a plan tolerable, perhaps, under the sway of a perfect Ruler, but likely to be perverted to the most oppressive purposes under a needy and prodigal Sovereign, driven to doubtful or illegal expedients for the sake of procuring money without recourse to Parliament-In Bacon's theory, however, the King was not to use the Judges as his instruments, but rather as his counsellors: 1 Sec above, p. 24. " Let the King take a care (and, as much as in you lies, do you take care for him) that the Judges of the Law may always be choseu of the learnedst of the profession (for an ignorant man cannot be a good judge) and of the prudentest and discreetest, because so great a part of the Civil Government lies upon their charge. And indeed little should be done in legal consultation without them, and very much may be done by their prudent advices, especially in their Circuits, if right use were made of them... if the King, by himself (which were the best) or by his Chancellor, did give them the charge according to occurrences at their going forth, and receive a particular accompt from them at their return home. They would then be the best intelligencers of the true state of the kingdom and the surest means to prevent or remove all growing mischiefs within the...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-26247-5
Barcode: 9781230262475
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-26247-4

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