Beacon Lights of History, Volume 06 eBook

John Lord
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Lord Bacon as portrayed by Macaulay
His great defects of character
Contrast made between the man and the philosopher
Bacon’s youth and accomplishments
Enters Parliament
Seeks office
At the height of fortune and fame
His misfortunes
Consideration of charges against him
His counterbalancing merits
The exaltation by Macaulay of material life
Bacon made its exponent
But the aims of Bacon were higher
The true spirit of his philosophy
Deductive philosophies
His new method
Bacon’s Works
Relations of his philosophy
Material science and knowledge
Comparison of knowledge with wisdom


Astronomical discoveries.

A brilliant portent
The greatness of the sixteenth century
Artists, scholars, reformers, religious defenders
Maritime discoveries
Literary, ecclesiastical, political achievements
Youth of Galileo
His early discoveries
Genius for mathematics
Professor at Pisa
Ridicules the old philosophers; invents the thermometer
Compared with Kepler
Galileo teaches the doctrines of Copernicus
Gives offence by his railleries and mockeries
Theology and science
Astronomical knowledge of the Ancients
Utilization of science
Construction of the first telescope
Galileo’s reward
His successive discoveries
His enemies
High scientific rank in Europe
Hostility of the Church
Galileo summoned before the Inquisition; his condemnation
  and admonition
His new offences
Summoned before a council of Cardinals
His humiliation
His recantations
Consideration of his position
Greatness of mind rather than character
His confinement at Arceti
Opposition to science
His melancholy old age and blindness
Visited by John Milton; comparison of the two, when blind
Consequence of Galileo’s discoveries
Later results
Vastness of the universe
Grandeur of astronomical science


Volume VI.

Galileo at Pisa
After the painting by F. Roybet.

Dante in Florence
After the painting by Rafaeli Sorbi.

The Canterbury Pilgrimage
From the frieze by R.W.W.  Sewell.

Columbus at the Court of Spain After the painting by Vaczlav Brozik, Metropolitan Museum, New York.

From the statue by E. Pazzi, Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

Michael Angelo in His Studio Visited by Pope Julius II
After the painting by Haman.

Luther Preaching at Wartburg
After the painting by Hugo Vogel.

Henry VIII. of England
After the painting by Hans Holbein, Windsor Castle, England.

Cranmer at the Traitor’s Gate
After the painting by Frederick Goodall.

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