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Dense bodies coldest, ii. 19.
Density and rarity, history of, iii. 464.
Desire of memory, i. 190.
Desmond, Countess, teeth of, ii. 101.
Despatch, essay of, i. 32; its measurement, i. 32; order
and distribution, its life, i. 32; proceeding upon
somewhat conceived in facilitates despatch, i. 32.
Despatches, for facilitating, ii. 377.
Deucalion or restitution, i. 301.
Dew of May for medicine, ii. 106.
Dews and rains, how produced, ii. 10.
Diagoras's saying of Neptune's temple, i. 211.
Divination, natural, two sorts, i. 206; artificial, of two
sorts, i. 206; superstitious, i. 206; division of, 1.
artificial, rational, superstitious; 2. natural, native
influxion, i. 206.
Division, of learning, i. 187; of history, i. 187; of
human philosophy, i. 201; of natural prudence,
i. 199; of doubts, i. 200.
Divided state, i. 201.
Dodderidge made judge, ii. 498.
Dogs, know the dog-killer, ii. 134; sense of scent
almost a sixth sense, ii. 92.
Dog-killer, dogs know the, ii. 134.
Diamonds, Cornish, are the exudations of stone, ii. 7. Domitian, happy reign of, i. 177.
Diapason, not the true computation, ii. 25.
Dice and cards, when to be used, ii. 388.
Diets, experiments touching, ii. 18; good which makes
lean, ii. 469; beware of sudden change in, i. 39;
importance of to the mind, i. 202.
Digestion, touching, ii. 54.
Digests of laws of England and Scotland, ii. 147; of
laws of England, offer of, ii. 233.
Dignity, of governors, depends on the dignity of the
governed, i. 182.
Dilatation and swelling in boiling, ii. 118.
Dioclesian, melancholy in his latter years, i. 27.
Diogenes, how he would be buried, i. 109; answers
of his, i. 115, 116, 120, 121, 122; sharp answer as
to the morigeration of learned men, i. 169; Alexan-
der's observation respecting, i. 179.
Diomedes, or zeal, i. 299.
Dionysius, or passions, i. 303.
Discontinuance of the prosecution, ii. 480.
Discord to concord, sweetness of, ii. 26.
Discords, which, most odious, ii. 26.
Discourse, touching the safety of the queen's person,
ii. 214; eseay on, i. 40; accords with a man's
learning and expressed opinions, i. 45; in praise of
Elizabeth, ii. 445.
Discovery, impression, i. 201; of forms, i. 197; a
branch of human philosophy, i. 201.
Disease of Naples, origin of, ii. 10; origin of French,
Diseases, epidemical, ii. 57; appropriate exercises for,
i. 55; infectious, ii. 46.
Dispositions of men, i. 224.
Dissimilarity of things celestial and sublunary, in re-
gard to eternity and mutability, not proved to be
true, i. 415.
Dissimulation, essay of, i. 14.
Dissimulations discovered by physiognomy, i. 201.
Dissolution of metals, ii. 461, 462; of bodies, ii. 115;
of metals, ii. 460.
Dissolved metals, ii. 465.
Distempers of learning, i. 169.
Distribution, the life of despatch, if not too subtile, i.
32; the real use of great riches, i. 42.
Divination, natural, ii. 109.
Divinity, university lectures of, advice to raise the
person of, out of the Sutton estate, ii. 241; its pro-
gress under James I., ii. 285; should not be all in
all, but only above all, i. 98; or philosophy cannot
be searched too far, i. 164; its two parts, i. 241;
its four branches, i. 243.
Divine voice above the light of nature, i. 239.
Divine influxion, i. 206.
Domitian's dream, i. 43; dream before his death, ii.
Doubts, division of, particular total, i. 200; evils of,
i. 200; registry of, i. 200; manner of registering,
Drake's expedition to the West Indies, ii. 208; his
expedition in 1587 showed the weakness of the
Spaniards, ii. 208; his terming it the singeing of
the King of Spain's beard, ii. 208; his and Sir
John Hawkins's voyage to the West Indies, unfor-
tunate, ii. 212; his death, ii. 212.
Draining, land improved by, ii. 384.
Dreams, exposition of, i. 201; to be despised, but the
spreading of them is mischievous, i. 43.
Drink, dissipation of melancholy by, ii. 9; ripening
of before the time, ii. 89; a restorative, ii. 467.
Drinks in Turkey, ii. 94; maturation of, ii. 47.
Drowned mineral works, speech for the recoveries of,
Drowning of metals, ii. 457.
Droughts, great ones in summer,
Drums, sound in, ii. 30.
Drunkenness, pleasures of, ii. 92; causes and effects
of, ii. 97; experiments in, ii. 97.
Druse in Normandy, valour of the English at, ii. 212.
Drury House, consultation and resolutions taken at,
Dyer, Mr., his opinion of customs, ii. 279.
Dionysius the tyrant, answer of his, i. 112.
Dionysius the elder's answer to his son, i. 115.
Dudley and Empson, the people's curses rather than
any law brought their overthrow, ii. 236; wicked in-
struments of Henry, i. 374.
Dudley made Speaker of the House of Commons,
Duels, French law of, ii. 297; causes of, ii. 296;
Turkish emperor's censure of, ii. 298; despised
even by barbarous nations, ii. 298; nature and great-
ness of the offence of, ii. 296; decree of Star Cham-
ber against, ii. 300; edict against by Charles IX. of
France, ii. 297; accessaries before, punishable, ii.
299; charge against, ii. 295; the practice not among
Greeks or Romans, ii. 298; remedies for, ii. 296;
English law of, ii. 297.
Duelling, a presumptuous offence, ii. 300; weakness,
and conscience of small value, ii. 302; a breaking
of the law, ii. 302.
Dulcorating of fruit by ancients, ii. 65.
Dust, how it helpeth the growth of plants, ii. 88.
Dutch, the perpetual duellist of Spain, ii. 213; the in-
crease of their power since 1588, ii. 213.
Divine philosophy, no deficience in but excess, i. Duty, i. 74; of a king, i. 222.
Divine providence, i. 198.
Divine proofs of the advantages of learning, i. 174.
Divines, objections of, to learning answered, i. 162.
Divines, objections to learning by, i. 162.
EARTH, differences between sand and, ii. 7; increase of
weight in, ii. 100; mode of strengthening, ii. 464;
not necessary to the sprouting of plants, ii. 85; veins
of medicinal, ii. 94; the cosmographers who first
discovered the roundness of the earth censured by
the church, 1. 97; how turned, ii. 462; whether it
is perishable, ii. 581; rotation of, an extravagant
notion, iii. 526; whether the diurnal motion is con-
fined within the region of heaven, iii. 526; the idea
that it is a magnet a light imagination, iii. 528; in-
ward parts of, cannot resemble any substance which
the eye of man hath seen, iii. 528.
Earthquakes bury all things in oblivion, i. 60.
Earths, differences of, ii. 87.
Ecbatana, the summer parlour of the Kings of Persia,
Ecclesiastical reform, ii. 421; estate, Lord Coke an
enemy to, ii. 500.
Echo, concerning the nature of, ii. 30; phenomenon
of, iii. 541; the representative of vain paradox, i. 292.
Echoes, different sorts of, ii. 40; superreflection of,
Economy, political, ii. 112.
Edgar, King, collected the laws, ii. 231, 235.
Edible, flesh not, ii. 118.
Edict of Julianus against Christians, i. 176.
Editor's notes, i. 244.
Education, of youth, considerations on, i. 104; essay
on custom and, i. 45; is custom in young years,
i. 46; of priests, ii. 417; for preaching, ii. 427; ad-
vantages of, i. 167; of Alexander, i. 179.
Edward I., the first lawgiver amongst us, ii. 169;
crossed the pope's jurisdiction, ii. 390.
Edward II., cruel conduct to him, and his saying
thereon, i. 114.
Edward III., his reign visited with three mortalities,
Edward IV., of high spirit, yet beautiful, i. 49.
Egerton, cause in which the chancellor accepted a
bribe, ii. 522.
Egg, white of, its use, ii. 134; with spirits of wine,
465; turned into stone, ii. 463.
Embalining, among Greeks, ii. 104.
Embassies to foreign princes or states, ii. 382.
Emblem, and prenotion, i. 212.
Embroidery, not discerned by candlelight, i. 45.
Embryo, destruction of, ii. 53.
Emission of spirits, ii. 125.
Empedocles, his delight in solitude, i. 34; his theory
of the substance of the moon, ii. 585.
Emperors, advantages of learned, i. 177.
Empirics, why sometimes more successful than physi-
cians, i. 204.
Empson and Dudley, the people's curses rather than
any law brought their overthrow, ii. 236.
Enclosure of common, ii. 284.
Endymion, or the favourite, i. 294.
England, tracts relating to, ii. 222; proposition con-
cerning amendment of laws of, ii. 229; offer of di-
gest of laws of, ii. 233; comparison of England and
Spain in the year 1588, ii. 212; an overmatch for
France, why, i. 38.
England and Scotland, union of, ii. 452, 454.
Englefield, his cause, letter from Buckingham to the
Lord Chancellor Bacon, touching ii. 524.
English language more rich for being mixed, ii. 230,
235; English least taxed of any nation in Europe,
Enrolment, injunctions require, ii. 484.
Envy, essay of, i. 17; the canker of honour, i. 57;
how best extinguished, i. 57; accustom men to in-
cline unto those that are least in their way, i. 73.
Epaminondas, a great scholar and general, i. 164; an
swer of his to Pelopidas, i. 119; to a long speech of
the Lacedæmonians after their defeat at Leuctra,
ii.Epictetus, his saying, i. 233; reflections of, on death
i. 182; his saying what was the worst state of man
i. 76; saying of his, i. 121.
Eggs, yolk of, very nourishing, ii. 15; their clarifying
quality, ii. 8.
Egypt, its excellent situation, ii. 228; the most ancient
monarchy, ii. 228; two mighty returns of fortune
therein, ii. 228.
Egyptians, idols, i. 208, 212.
Elenches, i. 210.
Elephants, gestation of, ii. 102.
Elizabeth, Queen, her learning without a parallel, i. 179,
283; an instance of advantage of learned princes, i.
166, 179; beauty of, ii. 449; alters the religion, ii.
445; her clemency, ii. 446; her learning, ii. 446; her
tranquillity, ii. 445; her beneficence, ii. 446; her ex-
penses, ii. 447; her piety, i. 398; prayers composed
by, i. 398; her fondness for the works of St. Augus-
tine, i. 398; her daily search of the Scriptures, i.
398; dislike of a pompous epitaph, i. 398; her im-
provement of buildings, ii. 447; her conduct to con-
spirators, ii. 445; disunion in praise of, ii. 445; re-
port of treasonable designs of Dr. Lopez against,
ii. 216; blessings of the people under, ii. 246; her
conduct to Philip of Spain, ii. 258; attempts on life,
by whom made, ii. 390; apophthegms, and anecdotes
of and respecting, i. 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 120,123.
Ellesmere's, Chancellor, letter to the King touching
Lord Coke, ii. 499; objections to parts of Lord
Coke's reports, ii. 505.
Elocution, not to be neglected in philosophy, i. 170.
Eloquence, savouring of affectation or imitation unbe-
coming a king, i. 161; of accident, ii. 337; discre-
tion of speech more than eloquence, i. 40.
Ely, case of the isle of, ii. 528; questions and an-
swers ii. 529.
Epicures say that virtue is bonum theatrale, i. 73.
Epicurus, a poor saying of his, i. 18; his device of the
start of Attemus, i. 71; his opinion of the gods, i. 91.
Epidemical diseases, ii. 57.
Epimenides, his delight in solitude, i. 34.
Equinoctial, temperate heat under, ii. 59.
Ericthonius, or imposture, i. 301.
Ernest, Archduke of Austria, advice to treat with upon
the law of nations, as to the queen's subjects refug-
ing in his dominions conspiring against her person,
Errors in church controversy, ii. 414; calendar of
popular, i. 200; of times past a source of hope for
the future, i. 433; of learned men, i. 166.
Eryngium roots, their use, ii. 467.
Escheators and feodaries repressed, ii. 276.
Escurial, scarce a very fair room in it, i. 150.
Espes, Don Guerres of, the King of Spain's ambassa-
dor in England, discovered to be a chief instrument
in the rebellion of the north, ii. 260.
Essays, epistle dedicatory of the first edition to Mr.
Anthony Bacon, i. 2; next edition, 1606, letter to
Henry, Prince of Wales, with the third edition, i. 3;
dedication of the third edition, 1612, to Sir John
Constable, knight, i. 3; next edition, 1613, i. 4;
next edition, 1625, i. 4; foreign editions of, i. 6;
dedication of to the Duke of Buckingham, i. I.
Essex, Earl of, apology for the, ii. 333; papers relat
ing to the, ii. 333; highly valued by Lord Bacon,
ii. 334; his liberality to Lord Bacon, ii. 334; ac-
knowledged as a great friend, ii. 331; ruin foretold
in journey to Ireland, ii. 335; terms on which Ba-
con accepts the gift of a piece of land worth £1800,
ii. 334; Mr. Bacon wishes not to be engaged against,
ii. 339; queen's conversation concerning, with Mr.
Bacon, ii. 310; invasion of Spain under, ii. 210;
his treaty with the Irish rebels, ii. 211; the proceed-
ings of the, ii. 342; gave queen displeasure by
leaving Ireland without her leave, ii. 342; matters
laid to his charge, ii. 343; queen's letter to, ii. 346;
declarations of treasons of, ii. 348; queen's favour-
ite, ii. 318; a rebellious spirit, ii. 349; rebellious
plot of, ii. 356; makes himself friendly with Catho-
lics and Puritans, ii. 354; his pretext of attempts
on his life, ii. 357; wanting in courage and foresight
in his enterprises, ii. 358; goes forth with his troop
into the city, ii. 358; refreshes himself at sheriff
Smith's house, ii. 358; yields up his sword to the
lord lieutenant, ii. 359; his defence, ii. 360;
manner of his death, ii. 363; private execution of,
ii. 363; abstract of his confession, under his own
hand, ii. 374; his confession to three ministers, ii.
Essex House, nobles collect at, ii. 357; riot at, ii. 357.
Ethelwold, Bishop of Winchester, his conduct in a
famine, i. 114.
Ether, three regions of-region of air, of planetary
heaven, of starry heaven, ii. 579; the outer body of,
not certain that it is diaphonous, firm, and immuta-
ble, ii. 532; the opinion that it is the vehicle in
which the stars are carried, ii. 585.
Eternity of the sun, objected to, that innumerable
changes take place on its surface, and not in heaven
answered, ii. 584.
Eulogium on the king, ii. 266.
Eunuchs, voices of, ii. 33.
Euripides, saying of his, i. 115.
Europe, state of, i. 282, 388.
Evacuation of the spirits, ii. 92.
Evaporation, use of to windy spirits, ii. 10.
Evidence, the effect of, given at the several arraign-
ments of the Earls of Essex, Southampton, the
Lord Steward, Sir C. Blunt, and Sir C. Davers, ii.
359; the lantern of justice, ii. 321.
Evil, colours of good and, i. 72.
Evils, in extreme ones, there are degrees, ii. 311.
Examination, the middle part of business, i. 32; for
holy orders, ii. 427; of the credit of witnesses, ii.
Examples, power of, ii. 435; of Antitheta, i. 217; of
Sophisma, i. 217; of Redargutio, i. 217; of Rhe-
toric, i. 216.
Expense, essay on, i. 35; extraordinary, to be limited
by the occasion, ordinary, by a man's estate, i. 35;
ought to be but half his receipts, i. 36; a man
should be wary in beginning a charge which will
continue, but in matters that return not may be
magnificent, i. 36.
Expenses of Elizabeth, ii. 447.
Experimental History, preparation for a Natural and,
iii. 426; history, iii. 434.
Experiments, want of in universities, i. 185; not to
be tried in states without urgent necessity or evident
utility, i. 182; in percolation, ii. 7; about weight
in air and water, ii. 463; on glass, ii. 457; for
profit, being some sudden thoughts of Lord Bacon,
Exports, impositions on, vi. 45.
Extracting metals, ii. 460.
Exudation of plants, ii. 76.
Eye hath recovered sight after having been knocked
out, ii. 59.
Eyes, the Medes painted the, ii. 99; what comforts
the, ii. 132; experiments touching the, ii. 119.
FABIUS, Lord Coke compared to, ii. 487.
Fable of Golden Chain, i. 195; of Cassandra, i. 287;
of Typhon, i. 287; of Cyclops, or terror, i. 288;
of Narcissus, or of self-love, i. 288; of Styx, or
leagues, i. 289; of Pan, or nature, i. 289; of Cu-
pid and Pan, i. 292; of Pan and Ceres, i. 292; of
Pan and Apollo, i. 292; of Pan and Echo, i. 292;
of Perseus, or war, i. 292; of Medusa, i. 292; of
the Grea, or treasons, i. 293; of Endymion, i.
294; of the sister of the Giants, or fame, i. 294;
of Acteon and Pentheus, i. 294; of Orpheus, or
philosophy, i. 295; of Cœlum, i. 296; of Proteus,
or matter, i. 297; of Memnon, i. 297; of Tithonus,
i. 298; of Juno's Suitor, i. 298; of Cupid, i. 298;
of Diomedes, i. 299; of Dedalus, i. 300; of Eric-
thonius, i. 301; of Deucalion, i. 301; of Nemesis,
i. 302; of Achelous, i. 302; of Dionysius, i. 303;
of Jupiter and Semele, i. 303; of Atalanta, i. 304;
of Scylla, i. 309; of Sphynx, i. 309; of Proser-
pina, i. 310; of Theseus, i. 310, 311; of Metis, i.
312; of the Sirens, i. 312.
Fables, i. 272; concerning poesy, i. 193; respecting
monarchy, i. 193; expounded by Machiavel, i. 193;
considered by Chrysippus, i. 193; of the Earth,
mother of Fame, i. 193; Bacon's opinion of, i. 272.
Fabricius, his answer to Pyrrhus, desiring him to re-
volt, i. 119.
Faces but pictures where there is no love, i. 34.
Excellence of knowledge, and propagation of know- Fascination, the art of imagination, i. 206.
ledge, i. 162.
Excommunicated, kings may be murdered if, ii. 314;
kings, Suarez's doctrine as to murdering, ii. 389,
Excommunication of Queen Elizabeth, bill of, pub-
lished in London, ii. 254; consequences of it, ii.
Excommunication, abuse of, ii. 428.
Excrescences of trees, ii. 84; of plants, &c., ii. 76.
Excusations, waste of time, i. 32.
Execution of the Earl of Essex, ii. 363.
Exercise, no body, natural or politic, healthy without,
i. 38; a just war the true exercise to a kingdom, i.
38; the prevailing help for the intellectual powers,
i. 106; five poins of exercise, i. 106; of the body,
Exile and abjuration, cases of, ii. 165.
Exility of the voice, or other sounds, ii. 31.
Exossation of fruits, i. 117.
Faction, essay on, i. 55; subdivided when the oppo-
site faction is extinguished, i. 55.
Faith, confession of, ii. 407.
Fallacies of man's mind, i. 211.
Fall of man, induced by desire of perfect knowledge,
Falsehood, a disease of learning, i. 171.
Fame like a river, i. 56; flows from servants, i. 57;
the marshaling of honour, i. 58; fragment of essay
on. i. 62; the poet's account of it, i. 62; its force,
i. 62; may be only causa impulsiva, and not causa
constituens of virtue, i. 73; like antiquity, head
muffled, i. 189.
Fantastical learning, i. 169.
Fat, marrow more nourishing than, ii. 14; diffused in
flesh, ii. 89.
Fathers of the church, the learning of the, i. 176;
power over children, ii. 169; suspicion of their
children unfortunate, i. 27.
Favourites, the best remedy against ambitious men, i.
44; of kings chosen for their simplicity, i. 294.
Fear of death mitigated by learning, i. 182; cause of
the effect of, ii. 14; its use, i. 68; the civilian's de-
finition of a legal fear, ii. 203; instances of wars
on account of the fear of the growing greatness of
nations, ii. 203.
Flammock, Thomas, excites an insurrection in Corn-
wall, i. 360; defeated and executed, i. 363.
Flattery of great men by philosophers, i. 169; none
like a man's self, i. 35, 56.
Flatterers, description of, i. 56; the greatest enemies
of kings, i. 63.
Fleas, how destroyed, ii. 92.
Flemings, commercial treaty with, i. 360.
Fears, Virgil's opinion of the causes and conquests of Flesh, venomous quality of man's, ii. 10; fat diffused
all fears, i. 182.
Feathers, experiment touching the producing of, ii. 22;
colours of, Aristotle's opinion on the, ii. 7; what
causes in birds, ii. 7; altering the colour of, ii. 116.
Features, helps towards good in youth, ii. 11.
in, ii. 89; edible and not edible, ii. 118.
Flies get a durable sepulchre in amber, ii. 24.
Flowers, experiment touching compound, ii. 66;
sweeter in the air than hand, i. 51; account of them,
Fees, reformation of, ii. 275; exacted put down, ii. Fly on the wheel, Æsop's fable of the, ii. 269.
276; of lawyers, ii. 474.
Felicity breeds confidence and reputation, i. 46.
Felicities, of Elizabeth, by Bacon, i. 284.
Felons, employment proposed for, ii. 463.
Felony, cases of, ii. 163; the punishment, trial, and
proceedings in, ii. 164; ditto of felonia de se, ii. 164.
Female and male, differences between, ii. 117.
Feodaries, vexations of people by, ii. 275.
Ferrera, Stephano de Gama, a Portuguese adherent to
Don Antonio, secretly won to the service of the
King of Spain, ii. 218; Louis Tinoco appointed to
confer with him on the reward to be given to Lopez
to poison Queen Elizabeth, ii. 218; Lopez commu-
nicates with him, signs Lopez, letters to the Count
de Fuentes, writes several other letters, ii. 219; dis-
covered to have intelligence with the enemy, ii. 219;
committed to prison, ii. 219; his note to Lopez in-
tercepted, ii. 220; his confession, ii. 220; confronts
Lopez, ii. 220.
Ferrers, Lord, his attainder, i. 318.
Foetus, nourishment of, ii. 22.
Flying in the air, ii. 122; of unequal bodies in the
air, ii. 107.
Fluxes stayed by astringents, ii. 467.
Foliambe, Mr. F. his case, letter concerning, from
Buckingham to Lord C. Bacon, ii. 524.
Foliatanes, order of, put down by the pope, ii. 14.
Followers and friends, essay on, i. 53.
Fomentation or bath receipt, ii. 469.
Food, experiments touching the most nourishing meats
and drinks, ii. 14.
Forcing plants, mode of, ii. 464.
Foreign merchandise, ii. 385.
Foreign states, embassies to, ii. 382.
Foreign wars, badness of, ii. 383.
Forfeitures of the Star Chamber, ii. 388.
Forma pauperis, defending in, ii. 485.
Formalists, their shifts to make superfices seem bulk,
Formation of features in youth, ii. 11.
Forms the true object of knowledge, i. 197; of induc-
tion in logic defective, i. 208.
Fiat, Marquis, Lord Bacon's letter to him, with copy Fortitude, the virtue of adversity, i. 14.
of essays, edit. 1625, i. 5, n.
Figs impoisoned on the tree by Livia, ii. 322.
Figures, experiment touching the figures of plants,
Filum labyrinthi, i. 96; a rudiment of the advance-
ment of learning, i. 8; also of the Novum Organum,
Filum medicinale, experiment touching, ii. 17.
Finances and receipts, one of the internal points of
separation with Scotland, ii. 146; considerations
touching them, ii. 148.
Fining metals, different modes of, ii. 460.
Fire, heat of, will vivify, ii. 93; invention of attributed
to Prometheus, i. 306; different heats of, ii. 90; and
time, differing operation of, ii. 45.
Fire-arms, cause of motion in, i. 414.
Fires, subterrany, ii. 54.
Firmament, theory of, i. 416.
Fish, pulp of, more nourishing than their flesh, ii. 14;
touching shell-fish, ii. 120; the cold nature of, ii.
102; from the sea put into fresh waters, ii. 94.
Fitzherbert's Natura Brevium, a book of good worth,
but not of the nature of an institution, ii. 232.
Fitz Morrice, an Irish rebel, armed and sent to Ireland
by Philip of Spain in 1579, ii. 260.
Fixation of bodies, experiment on the, ii. 108; and
volatility of metals, ii. 461, 462.
Flame, rise of water by means of, ii. 122; touching the
continuance of, ii. 55; commixture of with air, ii.
11; secret nature of, ii. 12; force of in midst and
sides, ii. 12; Vulcan compared with, ii. 12; differ-
ence between terrestrial and celestial, ii. 569; expan-
sion of the body of, may be estimated by probable
coniecture, ii. 570.
Fortune, faber quisque fortunæ suæ, censure of that
saying, i. 104; rising in, seldom amends the mind,
i. 104; essay on, i. 46; the two fortunate proper-
ties, to have but little of the fool and not too much
of the honest, i. 46; fortune to be honoured, i. 46;
of learned men, discredit to learning from, i. 166.
Fourteenth year a kind of majority, ii. 489.
Founders of states, first in honour, i. 58.
Fox, trusted by Henry VII. i. 29; inferior, i. 54; a
sure friend better help than a man's own wit, i. 75;
Bishop of Exeter, i. 319.
Fragile and tough bodies, ii. 114.
France, state of, under Charles VIII., i. 326; divisions
of, in the time of Queen Elizabeth, ii. 247.
Francis I., his opinion of a lie, ii. 298; used to walk
disguised, i. 112.
Freedoms, several, an internal point of separation with
Scotland, ii. 146; considerations touching them,
French wiser than they seem, i. 33; their peasants do
not make good soldiers, i. 37; disease, origin of, ii.
107; law of duels, ii. 297.
Friar Bacon's head, ii. 338.
Friars, observation of Machiavel on the poverty of,
Friend, how valued by honest minds, ii. 333; danger
of a false, ii. 376; all great men want a true,
Friends, Cosmus's saying of perfidious friends, i. 14.
Friendship, Essay on, i. 33; without friends the world
is a wilderness, i. 33; principal fruit of, the discharge
of the heart, i. 33; no receipt openeth the heart but
a true friend, i. 33; communication to a friend
redoubles joys and halves griefs, i. 34; healthful for
the understanding, i. 34; a friend's liberty the best | Globe, intellectual description of, ii. 573.
remedy against flattery, i. 35; the last fruit of, is aid,
i. 35; many things which a man cannot do himself
may be done by a friend, i. 35; Essay on Followers
and Friends, i. 53; little friendship in the world,
and that between superior and inferior, i. 54.
Friendships, bond of counsel in, i. 168.
Frosberg, the German, his threats, ii. 390.
Fruits, some, sweet before ripe, ii. 85; and plants,
curiosities about, ii. 70; maturation of, ii. 48; how
to keep, ii. 83; melioration of, ii. 62; experiment
touching compound, ii. 66; exossation of, ii. 117;
dulcoration of, ii. 118; operation of time upon,
Globes, appearance of, at a distance, ii. 121.
Glorious men, their character, i. 57.
Glory, essay on vain, i. 57; the spur of virtue, i. 73.
Glowworm, experiment touching the, ii. 95.
God, the sparkle of our creation light, whereby men
acknowledge a Deity still burns within atheists, i.
70; the will of God revealed by the Scriptures and
by the creatures, i. 71; is only self-like, i. 82; all
knowledge, especially natural philosophy, tends to
magnify his glory, i. 98.
Fruitful, upon making vines more, ii. 13.
Fruitfulness of soil, greatness too often ascribed to,
Fuel, cheap experiment touching, ii. 105; that con-
sumeth little, ii. 104.
Fuentes, Count de, Andrada sent over to him, by
Lopez, about a reward for poisoning Queen Eliza-
beth, ii. 218; sends for Tinoco, to confer with An-
drada, and to pass to Lopez and to Ferrera, ii. 218.
Fulgentio, Father, Lord Bacon's letter to, with some
account of his writings, i. 5.
Furnace, wind, to separate the metal, ii. 460.
GABATO, Sebastian, his voyage to America, i. 368.
Galba, his death, i. 12; Tacitus's saying of him, i. 20;
undid himself by a speech, i. 21.
Galen, i. 198; full of ostentation, i. 57.
Galletyle, ii. 457.
Games, Olympian, i. 205; of recreation, i. 205; of
Prometheus, i. 308.
Gardens, when profitable, ii. 384; essay on, i. 51; the
purest of pleasures, i. 51; plan of for all months, i.
51; royal, ought not to be under thirty acres, i. 51;
apt division for them, i. 51.
Gardiner's, Bishop, saying that he would be a bishop
one hundred years after his death, ii. 230; saying
of the Protestants, i. 108.
Gardiner, Sir Robert, praise of, ii. 477.
Garlic, preparation of, ii. 466.
Garrisons on the borders of Scotland, suggestions as to
the removal of, ii. 143.
Gaunt, retreat of, ii. 208.
Gellius, A., his saying of those who are constantly
making distinctions, i. 33.
Generalities, empty and barren, i. 215.
Generation of living creatures in the womb, ii. 101.
Generation by copulation, ii. 123.
Godfrey's case, ii. 528, 530.
Gold, making of, ii. 457; most flexible and tensible,
heaviest and closest of metals, ii. 50; experiment on
making of, ii. 49; will incorporate with silver and
other metals, ii. 459; the nature of, ii. 50; will not
incorporate with iron, ii. 459; melteth easily, ii. 108.
Gold and silver, disproportion in price of, ii. 282.
Good, active, i. 221; passive, i. 221.
Good, colours of good and evil, i. 72.
Goodness and goodness of nature, essay of, i. 21.
Goodwin, Sir Francis, ii. 266.
Goose's liver a delicacy among the Romans, ii. 14.
Gorge, Sir Ferdinando, confession of, ii. 367; second
confession of, ii. 367.
Government of bishops, ii. 423.
Government of bishops sole enemy, ii. 423.
Government, civil, the temper of it, to keep subjects in
good heart, and not as servile vassals, a point of true
greatness in the state, ii. 223.
Government of the church, i. 243.
Government, i. 228, 238; where deficient, i. 238; its
four pillars, religion, justice, counsel, and treasure,
i. 22; nourish virtues grown, but do not much mend
the seed, i. 46; observations on, ii. 443; by the
weak unnatural, ii. 443; of Turks, ii. 438; of wo-
men, ii. 443.
Governments have excelled under learned governors,
i. 165; the best like the best crystals, ii. 476.
Governors, advantage of learned, i. 177; dignity of
depends on the dignity of the governed, i. 182.
Gout, receipt for the, ii. 469; breakfast a preservative
against, ii. 466; cure for the, ii. 17.
Gradations, fine, alternate into distinct transists by na-
ture, ii. 579; Sun masculæ in a germ of starry
matter, ii. 579; Jupiter, satellites of, ii. 579.
Græcia, the best princes of were the most learned, i.
Grafting vines upon vines, ii. 88.
Grafting plants, ii. 62, 64.
Generations, history of, or nature at large, five divisions Grafting trees, ii. 464.
of, ii. 574.
Grains of youth, ii. 466.
Germination, experiments touching the acceleration of, Grammar, its uses, i. 213.
ii. 60; retardation of, ii. 61.
Grants against law, ii. 473.
Germany, state of during the time of Queen Elizabeth, Grants, staying of at the great seal, ii. 473.
Ghent, ii. 451.
Giddiness, causes of, ii. 99.
Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury, ii. 316.
Gilbert, his theory of a "vacuum coacervatum," i. 417.
Gilbertus, his theory that stars are solid bodies in
vacuo except surrounded by an atmosphere, ii. 578;
his observations that heavy bodies carried a distance
from the earth, are gradually divested of their motion
towards bodies beneath, ii. 586.
Glass, rusted by women looking upon it, ii. 127; ex-
periments on, ii. 457; materials of, ii. 104; sand of
the nature of, ii. 105; as to metals incorporating
with, ii. 459.
Glasses, musical, ii. 8, 33; for burning powder, ii. 27.
Granson, battle of, ii. 157, 226.
Grapes, how to keep, ii. 86.
Graveling, Spanish Armada beaten at, ii. 209.
Gravity, experiment touching, ii. 12; history of the
expansion and conjunction of in the same body, ii.
Gray, Lord, Spaniards defeated in Ireland by, ii. 206;
takes Fort del Or, ii. 207.
Greæ treasons, i. 293.
Greame, Sir Richard, his cornet the only Englishmal
killed at the battle of Kinsale, ii. 212.
Great Instauration of Lord Bacon, iii. 329.
Greatness, of a state requires a fit situation, ii. 222,
228; consists in population and breed of men, ii.
222; in the valour of the people, ii. 222; that every