Sir Francis Bacon "Of Studies" essays
John Aubrey in his Brief Lives says quitebluntly that Bacon "was a pederast" and had "ganimeds andfavourites" ("pederast" in Renaissance diction meant generally"homosexual" rather than specifically a lover of minors; "ganimed"of course derives from the mythical prince abducted by Zeus to be his cup-bearerand bed-warmer.) The Puritan moralist Sir Simonds D'Ewes (Bacon's fellow Memberof Parliament) in his Autobiography and Correspondencediscusses Bacon's love for his Welsh serving-men, in particular a "veryeffeminate-faced youth" whom he calls "his catamite andbed-fellow" ("catamite" is a corruption of "Ganymede").
"Of Studies" by Sir Francis Bacon Essay | Essay
NICE EXPLANATION OF THE BACON’S ESSAY OF STUDIES PLEASE SENT THE SUMMARY OF FRANCIS BACON’S ESSAYS OF TRAVEL,OF WISDOM FOE A MAN’S SELF ,OF ANGER
Happily Bacon's most recent biographersLisa Jardine and Alan Stewart in Hostage to Fortune: The Troubled Life ofFrancis Bacon (1999) make no attempt to deny the evidence, and even add toit.