A selected annotated bibliography on the personal rights apposing authority Michael Taylor. The Secret Bard. Washington Square Press, 1961. The author’s informative personal views make it understandable that the truth can never be reached by listening to the voice of authority. A stand reflecting Bacon’s views are that laws are made to protect the rights of the people, not to feed the lawyers. For instance, he lead many acts towards helping the state’s individualism through the people and not the laws. A good example the author explains about is how Francis pushed for his way in Parliament for union with the people from Scotland to strengthen England against threats from the continent, and pushed for expansion of colonization in America, mainly Newfoundland and Virginia. DePaul University graduate and philosophical researcher David Simpson informs the general public of Bacon’s development of new arts and inventions, whose ultimate goal would be the production of practical knowledge for “the use and benefit of men” and the relief of the human condition. Simpson showed the many attributes of Bacon’s reasoning for life revolving around knowledge. Bacon states “Knowledge is power, and when embodied in the form of new technical inventions and mechanical discoveries it is the force that drives history. ” This Article explains the motto he lived his life by.