James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
On Lord Bacons Birthday
By Ben Jonson (15721637)
Francis Bacon was a celebrated philosopher, jurist, and statesman under Elizabeth and James I. He is generally, though erroneously, spoken of as Lord Bacon, his proper title being Baron Verulam and Viscount St. Albans. He was born Jan. 22, 1561.