Bacon's Prose Style

Instead of the ornate and figurative prose style prevalent in his time and carried to an excess by John Lyly, Francis Bacon chose the more plain and direct style derived from Sir Thomas Malory and John Bonners. Bacon has infused it with his own stylistic features and developed a terse, pithy prose style suitable for a vast range of topics and highly admired from his own time to the present day. (to be continued...)