Bacon ends the essay pointing out that public revenge on bad leaders is "for the most part fortunate" but reminds his reader that private revenge is "unfortunate.
And if any man should do wrong, merely out of ill-nature, why, yet it is but like the thorn or briar, which prick and scratch, because they can do no other. Revenge always happens to be a very interesting topic, typically filled with drama or action.
It seems that any way you put it, revenge always appears to others as a negative act. Is revenge ever justified? And Salomon, I am sure, saith, It is the glory of a man to pass by an offence. As late as the 18th century some juries still declared the law rather than the facts, but already before the end of the 17th century Sir Matthew Hale explained modern common law adjudication procedure and acknowledged Bacon as the inventor of the process of discovering unwritten laws from the evidences of their applications.
Now that I have analyzed these readings I have come up with a few more questions.
About this time, he again approached his powerful uncle for help; this move was followed by his rapid progress at the bar. But yet the spirit of Job was in a better tune: While it may seem fair in some cases, how much better than he other person are you when you have committed an equal horrible act?
His influence over the king had evidently inspired resentment or apprehension in many of his peers. Some people, including Aubrey, consider these two contiguous, possibly coincidental events as related and causative of his death: But Bacon also held that knowledge was cumulative, that study encompassed more than a simple preservation of the past.
You shall read saith he that we are commanded to forgive our friends. Some, when they take revenge, are desirous the party should know whence it cometh: Is an eye for an eye what is best? Gradually, Bacon earned the standing of one of the learned counsels.
But base and crafty cowards, are like the arrow that flieth in the dark. Although he was allowed to stay, parliament passed a law that forbade the attorney general to sit in parliament.
In his New Atlantishe described his utopian island as being "the chastest nation under heaven", and "as for masculine lovethey have no touch of it". He claims that whenever a an Is focused on revenge, [It] keeps his own wounds green. Throughout this period Bacon managed to stay in the favour of the king while retaining the confidence of the Commons.
Nay rather, vindictive persons live the life of witches; who, as they are mischievous, so end they infortunate. When Bacon was appointed lord chancellor, "by special Warrant of the King", Lady Bacon was given precedence over all other Court ladies.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge, keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal, and do well. 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.
Sir Francis Bacon, c. It seems that the concept of revenge has been In the minds of people since the beginning of time.
Cosmus, duke of Florence, had a desperate saying against perfidious or neglecting friends, as if those wrongs were unpardonable; You shall read saith he that we are commanded to forgive our enemies; but you never read, that we are commanded to forgive our friends.
The first wrong Is governed by the law and the act of revenge is outside the law. Si tabula daretur digna animum mallem, Latin for "If one could but paint his mind".
Information on His attributes such as nature, action, and purposes can only come from special revelation. That which is past is gone, and irrevocable; and wise men have enough to do, with things present and to come; therefore they do but trifle with themselves, that labor in past matters.
If another person made them feel powerless, foolish, ridiculous, stupid, or ashamed people might try seeking revenge against them. When I came across the short story in my book Reading Literature and Writing Argument I became interested in the story after reading the title.
Usually people feel they have been attacked in some way or suffered an unjust loss or injury. He became a bencher in and was elected a Reader indelivering his first set of lectures in Lent the following year. If someone was to kill a member of your family, are you entitled to killing an equal valued family member of theirs?Francis Bacon was born on 22 January at York House near the Strand in London, the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon by his second wife, Anne (Cooke) Bacon.
Sir Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator and author. In he wrote a short story called “Of Revenge”. When I came across the short story in my book Reading Literature and Writing Argument I became interested in the story after reading the title.
Sir Francis Bacon () "Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out." "ON REVENGE" by Sir Francis Bacon Pres. Richard Nixon leaves the presidency in disgrace in after illegally spying on his political rivals and then lying about it to the American people.
Sir Francis Bacon's short essay "On Revenge" (), which espouses a Judeo-Christian philosophy, lists the following reasons against taking revenge: 1.
Revenge is against the law, both God's. FRANCIS BACON: "On Revenge" REVENGE is a kind of wild jusitce; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong pulleth the law out of office. Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over.
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