In his youth, Bacon attended Abingdon School and later entered St John's College, Oxford. He became vicar of Bramber, Sussex, and rector of Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire. Among his works are The Kite (1722), The Moral Quack, The Insignificants, The Tryal of the Timekillers, The Occulist and The Taxes all written in (1757).
- Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Bacon, Phanuel". Dictionary of National Biography 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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