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the idea and sensation of actual grasp or touch contrary to my will, & in apparent consequence of the malignant will of the external Form, actually appearing or (as sometimes happens) believed to exist/in which latter case tho' I have two or three times felt a horrid touch of Hatred, a grasp, or a weight, of Hate and Horror abstracted from all (Conscious) form or supposal of Form/ an abstract touch/an abstract grasp--an abstract weight
In a memorable phrase of Joachim's, "every supposal must fall within a gap of ignorance circumscribed by knowledge.
Bacon was also encouraged by "a supposal that unto your Majesty's sacred ears (open to the air of all virtues) there might perhaps have come some small breath of the good memory of my father," Nicholas Bacon, the late Lord Keeper.