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contentious, i. 169, 170; unprofitable, i. 171; times
most renowned for arms most admired for, i. 164;
objections of politicians to, answered, i. 164; ad-
vantages of, proficiency of, i. 174; teaches the use
of distinctions and exceptions, i. 165; human proofs
of the advantages of, i. 177; advantages of in
kings, governors, and senators, i. 177; endues the
mind with tender sense, i. 168; erroneous, and dif-
ferent errors of, i. 169; advantages of, in princes
and governors, i. 164, 165; takes away levity, te-
merity, and insolency, i. 182; and vain admiration,
i. 182; and mitigates the fear of death or adverse
fortune, i. 182; flourishes in the middle of a state,
i. 62; has its infancy, youth, strength, and old age, i.
62; why learning now has the curse of barrenness,
i. 87; Antisthenes's opinion to unlearn what is
naught was the most necessary thing, i. 120; of Eliza-
beth, i. 166; excellence of and propagation of, i. 162.
Learning and arms, instances of concurrence in, i.
164, 165; comparison of, in advancing men, i. 183.
Lead incorporates with copper, ii. 459; mixed with
silver, ii. 108; salt of, with lead, ii. 460; weight
of, in water, ii. 464.
Leaf of burrage, its virtue, ii. 9.
Leagues typified in the fable of Styx, i. 289.
Leaves not so nourishing as roots, ii. 14.
Lecturers should be the ablest men, i. 185; inade-
quacy of rewards for, i. 185.
Lee, Sir Thomas, suffered for rebellion, ii. 350; his
confession, ii. 365.
Lee, Sir John, notes upon the case of, ii. 527.
Left side, experiment touching the, ii. 121.
Legacies, suits for, ii. 514.
Letters from Lord Bacon, continued.
Cary, to Sir George, iii. 33.
Cecil, to Sir Robert, ii. 187; iii. 9, 51, 54, 55, 61, 92
93, 162, 192, 203, 206.
Challoner, to Sir Thomas, iii. 37.
Chancellor, to the Lord, iii. 23, 26, 35.
Chancellor of Ireland, to the Lord, iii. 113.
Chief Justice of Ireland, to the, iii. 114.
Clifford, to Lady, iii. 118.
Coke, to Sir Edward, ii. 485; iii. 34.
Conway, to Mr. Secretary, iii. 148, 149.
Cottington, to Sir Francis, iii. 148, 149.
Cotton, to Sir Robert, iii. 165.
Davis, to Sir J., iii. 38, 200.
Devonshire, to the Earl of, ii. 333.
Digby, to Lord, iii. 138.
Dorset, to the Earl of, iii. 156.
Efliat, to the Marquis of, iii. 65, 158.
Egerton, to Sir Thomas, iii. 91, 207.
Ely, to the Bishop of, iii. 30.
Essex, to the Earl of, iii. 3, 5, 6, 8, 51, 53, 55, 59, 61,
62, 200, 202, 203, 209, 210.
Falkland, to Henry Cary, Lord, iii. 142.
Fenton, to Lord, iii. 104.
Feoffees of St. Aldat's, Oxon, to the, iii. 171.
Foules, to Mr. David, iii. 9, 38.
Friend, to a, iii. 189, 190.
Fulgentio, to Father, iii. 64.
Fullerton, to Sir James, iii. 111.
Gondomar, to Count, iii. 170, 216, 217.
Grevil, to Foulk, iii. 52.
Hickes, to Mr. Michael, iii. 162, 164, 165, 166.
Howard, to Lord Henry, iii. 56.
Legal questions for the judges in the case of Earl and Jones, to Dr. Thomas, iii. 113.
Countess of Somerset, ii. 516.
Legends, their origin, i. 70.
Legs, how to form the calves of the, ii. 11.
Leicester, Thomas, Earl of, his library, ii. 508.
Lepanto, battle of, arrested the greatness of the Turk,
Leprosy most contagious before maturity, i. 175.
Lethe, the river, runs as well above ground as below,
Letters, in business, when good, i. 53; relating to
Chief Justice Coke, ii. 497.
Letters patent, exemplification of, ii. 485.
Letters from Lord Bacon.
Arundel, to the Earl of, iii. 91.
Bacon, to Sir Anthony, iii. 205, 210.
Barnham, to Sir Francis, iii. 155.
Bodley, to Sir Thomas, iii. 27, 31, 198.
Bristol, to the Earl of, iii. 79, 149.
Buckhurst, to Lord, iii. 26.
Buckingham, to the Countess of, iii. 146.
Buckingham, to the Duke of, ii. 375, 504, 521, 525,
526; iii. 26, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85,
86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111,
112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123,
124, 127, 128, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 138,
140, 111, 145, 146, 147, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153,
154, 155, 156, 157, 159, 167, 168, 169, 171, 172,
173, 174, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 184, 185,
186, 187, 194.
Keeper, to the Lord, iii. 105, 145, 192, 193, 194, 195,
Kemp, to Robert, iii. 8, 201.
King, to the, ii. 233, 326, 328, 331, 488, 498, 499,
500, 501, 502, 510, 511, 512, 519, 524, 526, 527;
iii. 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 32,
33, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 72,
76, 78, 82, 87, 93, 94, 95, 96, 100, 101, 125, 129,
131, 134, 136, 148, 152, 158, 177, 180, 183, 184,
Kinloss, to the Lord, iii. 34.
Lea, to the Lord Treasurer, iii. 169.
Lenox, to the Duke of, iii. 140.
Lords, to the, iii. 25, 137.
Lucy, to Sir Thomas, iìì. 53.
Master of the Horse, to the, iii. 19.
Matthew, to Mr. Tobie, iii. 10, 21, 31, 70, 71, 143,
149, 151, 152, 160, 168.
Maxey, to Mr., iii. 211.
May, to Sir Humphrey, iii. 135, 156, 158.
Maynard and Hickes, to, iii. 163.
Mayor, to the Lord, iii. 39.
Meautys, to Thomas, Esq., iii. 143.
Morison, to Dr., iii. 197.
Murray, to Mr., ii. 511; iii. 97, 197.
Niece, to his, iii. 102.
Northampton, to the Earl of, iii. 27.
Northumberland, to the Earl of, iii. 8, 16, 34, 38.
Oxford, to the Earl of, iii. 154.
Oxford, to the University of, iii. 211.
Burghley, to Lady, iii. 161; to Lord, iii. 1, 2, 53, 161, Packington, to Lady, iii. 197.
Calvert, to the Secretary, iii. 125.
Cambridge, to the Mayor of, iii. 168.
Palatine of the Rhine, to the Count, iii. 161.
Palmer, to Mr. Roger, iii. 157.
Petition intended for the House of Lords, iii. 137.
Cambridge, to the University of, iii. 50, 63, 64, 166; Pierce, to Mr., iii. 39.
to Trinity College, iii. 61.
Canterbury, to the Archbishop of, iii. 62.
Playfer, to Dr., iii. 27.
President, to the Lord, iii. 168.
Letters from Lord Bacon, continued.
Prince, to the, iii. 136, 152, 183, 191.
Puckering, to Sir John, iii. 91, 172.
Pye, to Sir Robert, iii. 156.
Queen of Bohemia, to the, iii. 63, 144.
Queen, to the, iii. 37, 54, 55, 56, 201, 205.
Salisbury, to the Earl of, iii. 5, 21, 25, 39, 40, 164.
Saville, to Sir Henry, i. 104; iii. 71.
Servant, to his, iii. 191.
Skinner, to Sir Vincent, iii. 35.
Southampton, to the Earl of, iii. 38.
Stanhope, to Sir John, iii. 51.
Treasurer, to the Lord, iii. 1, 9, 52, 142, 162, 163.
Villiers, to Lord, iii. 73, 74, 75, 171.
Villiers, to Sir George, ii. 326, 328, 330, 518; iii. 12,
15, 19, 20, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 72, 97, 194, 199.
Wake, to Mr. Isaac, ii. 115.
Weston, to Sir Richard, iii. 155.
Williams, to Dr., iii. 64, 137, 145.
Winchester, to the Bishop of, ii. 435.
Wotton, to Sir Henry, iii. 522.
York, to the Archbishop of, iii. 160.
York, to the Lord President of, iii. 168.
Letters to Lord Bacon.
Bacon, from Sir Edmund, iii. 101.
Bodley, from Sir Thomas, iii. 28.
Buckingham, from the Duke of, ii. 54, 522, 523, 524,
525; iii. 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110,
111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120,
121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132,
133, 138, 150, 171, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178,
179, 180, 182, 184, 185, 187, 188, 211.
Burghley, from Lord, iii. 201.
Cambridge, from the University of, iii. 166, 167.
Cecil, from Sir Robert, iii. 201.
Coventry, from Sir Thomas, iii. 157.
Englefyld, from Sir Francis, iii. 107.
Essex, from the Earl of, iii. 37, 196, 200, 202, 203,
204, 205, 209; to the queen, iii. 55.
Franklin, from Edward, iii. 169.
Friend, from some, iii. 105.
Grevil, from Foulke, iii. 204.
Keeper, from the Lord, iii. 147.
King, from the, ii. 502; iii. 50, 167.
Lenox, from the Duke of, iii. 140.
Martin, from Richard, iii. 100.
Matthew, from Mr. Tobie, iii. 97, 98, 99, 114, 118,
126, 127, 160.
Meautys, from Thomas, Esq., iii. 138, 140, 141, 142,
145, 146, 170.
Oxford, from the University of, iii. 65.
Sackville, from Sir Edward, iii. 144.
Selden, from John, Esq., ii. 530.
Villiers, from Sir George, ii. 498; iii. 101, 173.
Williams, from Dr., iii. 137.
Yelverton, from Sir Henry, ii. 503, 528.
Coke, Sir Edward, to the king, ii. 502.
Council, to the, from the Earl of Essex, iii. 56.
Council, privy, to the king. iii. 175.
Deodati, to, from Dr. Rawley, iii. 67.
Libel, observations on one published in 1592, ii. 242.
Libels, when frequent the signs of troubles, i. 22;
always favoured, ii. 413.
Liberators the third in honour, i. 58.
Liberty, motion of, what, ii. 8.
Licenses, good certificate required for granting, ii. 485.
Lie, enormity of giving the, rose from opinion of
Francis I., ii. 298; ancients did not consider it deep
offence, ii. 298.
Lies, why men love them, i. 11; why it is such a dis-
grace, i. 11; great effect of cross, i. 57; breed opi-
nion, and opinion brings on substance, i. 57.
Lieutenants, lord of counties, choice of, ii. 380.
Life, prolongation of, Aristotle's remarks concerning, ii.
16; prolongation of, ii. 47; iii. 467; and death, history
of, iii. 467; length and shortness of, in animals, iii.
475; in man, iii. 479; medicines for long, iii. 488;
canons of the duration of, iii. 512.
Light, topics of inquiry concerning, i. 452; kindling
of natural, i. 454; by refraction, ii. 402; moves
quicker than sound, ii. 37.
Light and sound, the agreements and disagreements
of the phenomena of, iii. 537, 539, 541, 542.
Light of nature, i. 239.
Light on water like music, i. 194.
Limits of reason, i. 240.
Lincoln, Earl of, joins in Simnell's conspiracy, i. 322;
his design upon the crown, i. 322; departs for
Flanders, i. 323; slain at Newark, 325.
Lincoln, case of the Bishop of, ii. 490.
Lincostis, herb growing in the water, ii. 85.
Liquefiable bodies, which are not, ii. 114.
Liquids, separation of, by weight, appetite of, conti-
nuation in, ii. 10; effects of percussion on, ii. 8.
Liquors, clarifying of, ii. 7; commixture of, ii. 465;
preservation of in wells, ii. 57; alteration of in
deep vaults, ii. 57; experiments touching the clari-
fication of, ii. 47; operation of time upon, ii. 119;
touching the compression of, ii. 119.
Liquor and powders, incorporation of, ii. 46.
Lisbon, expedition to, ii. 200.
Literary history, deficiency of i. 187; uses of, i. 187.
Littleton's advice to the professors of the law, ii. 167;
his book not of the nature of an institution, ii, 232.
Littleton and Fitzherbert, peculiarities of their writ-
ings, iii. 222.
Liturgy, i. 243; ii. 425.
Liver, a purge for opening the, ii. 466.
Livia settled Tiberius's succession by giving out that
Augustus was recovering, i. 62; her speech to Au-
gustus on being met by naked men, 113; impoi-
soning figs on the tree, ii. 322.
Living creatures and plants, affinities and differences
in, ii. 81.
Livius, Titus, his censure against Perseus's, King of
Macedon, mode of carrying on war, ii. 216; his
judgment of Alexander the Great, ii. 223.
Livy, his description of Cato Major, i. 46; of Scipio
Africanus, i. 48; his remark in the case of Antiochus
and the Etolians, i. 57; his saying respecting Alex-
ander, i. 84.
Essex, from the Earl of, to Mr. Anthony Bacon, iii. 3, 4. Loadstone, discovery of the uses of the, i. 188.
Gruter, Mr. Isaac, to Dr. Rawley, iii. 68, 69, 70.
Maynwaring, Dr. Roger, to Dr. Rawley, iii. 66.
Rawley, to Dr., from Mon. Deodate, iii. 67.
Levant, their behaviour to princes a good moral,
Lewis XI. of France, his mode of mixing with in-
feriors, i. 294; saying of, i. 118; his closeness was
his tormentor, i. 34; his intention to make a perfect
law out of the civil law Roman, ii. 231, 235.
Logic, too early taught in universities, i. 186; con-
sidereth things as in notion, i. 194; its difference
from rhetoric, i. 216; induction by nature better
than as described in logic, i. 208; does not invent
sciences, i. 207; Alexander's reprehension of, and
his use of, i. 180.
Logicians, induction of, errors of, i. 208.
Long life, medicines for, iii. 488.
Lopez, Dr., report of his treasonable design against
the queen's person, ii. 216; the means he had to
poison the queen and to conceal his crime, ii. 217;
a Portuguese and secretly a Jew, sworn physician
of the household, ii. 217; gives intelligence to the
King of Spain, ii. 217; his conduct with Andrada, |
ii. 218; assents to poison the queen, ii. 218; sends
Andrada to Spain to contract about the reward, ii.
218; communicates with Ferrera thereon, ii. 219;
his manner of corresponding, ii. 219; demands
50,000 crowns, ii. 219; asks the queen whether a
deceiver might not be deceived, ii. 219; Ferrera
discovered to have intelligence, ii. 219; Lopez called
in question, ii. 220; denies his conferences, ii. 220;
confronted by Ferrera, ii. 220; falsehood of his ex-
cuses, ii. 220; justice of his condemnation, ii. 220;
executed, ii. 220, [note.]
Love, vain, and divine, i. 227; Xenophon's opinion of,
i. 227; without love faces but pictures, and talk a
tinkling cymbal, i. 33; is goodness put in motion,
i. 81; his attributes, i. 298.
Lovel, Viscount, his attainder, i. 318; his rebellion, i.
319; his flight to Flanders, i. 319; drowned near
Newark, i. 325.
Low Countries, ii. 451; their state in the time of
Queen Elizabeth, ii. 247; observation that the same
weather in, returns every thirty-five years, i. 60.
Low's case of tenures, iii. 276.
Lucius, Commodus Verus, a learned prince, i. 178.
Lucretius's praise of knowledge, i. 183; his verse on
Agamemnon's sacrificing his daughter, i. 13; makes
his invectives against religion the burden of his other
discourses, i. 70.
Lucky, some men are, ii. 129, 132.
Mahometans, propagation of religion of, ii. 314.
Mahomet, ii. 439.
Maize, Indian, its use, ii. 467.
Majoration of sounds, ii. 31.
Majors, alterations which may be called, ii. 114.
Maleficiating, experiment on, ii. 122.
Male and female, differences between, ii. 117.
Mallet's Life of Bacon, notice of wisdom of the ancients,
Malmsey, what nitre good for when dissolved in,
Malt, experiments touching, ii. 86.
Man, fall of, induced by desire of perfect knowledge, i.
175; knowledge of, i. 201; as an individual, i. 201;
a member of society, i. 201; divided state of the
body of, i. 202; the mind of, i. 202; faculties of, use
and object of, i. 206; in society, i. 228; delights in
generalities, i. 198; nature of mind of, i. 161; as an
individual undivided state, i. 201; ancient opinion
that man was microcosmus, i. 202; aliment of, i.
202; condition of, ii, 543.
Man's understanding, i. 187; knowledge like water,
i. 193; flesh, venomous quality of, ii. 10; body, in-
stances how it may be moulded, i. 105.
Man, Doctor, Ambassador of Queen Elizabeth, ill
treated by Philip of Spain, ii. 260.
Manlius, his protestation, ii. 364.
Manna, gathering of, ii. 105.
Manners of learned men, objections to learning from
the, answered, i. 167; less corrupted by vicious,
than half evil, men, i. 175; of learned men, discredit
to learning from, i. 166.
Manus Christi for the stomach, ii. 470.
Lucullus's answer to Pompey's remark on his rooms, i. Manufactures, sedentary manufactures contrary to a
50, 113; his saying of Pompey, i. 121.
Lumsden, Mr., charge against, ii. 307.
Lungs the most spongy part of the body, ii. 35.
Lust, effect of, ii. 97.
Luson, Sir John, commands a body of pikemen against
the Earl of Essex, ii. 359,
Luther praised for awakening human learning, i. 98.
Lycurgus, saying of his, i. 109, 119.
Lycurgus's answer to one who counselled him to dis-
solve the kingdom, ii. 168; his laws spoken of by
grammar scholars, ii. 231, 234; continued longest
without alteration, ii. 234.
Lysimachus, remark on Lamia, power over Demetrius,
MACHIAVEL, i. 235, 236, 237; his saying of custom,
i. 45; his opinion on the cause of the greatness of
the Roman Empire, ii. 140; his saying touching the
true sinews of war, ii. 157, 225; his saying on
the Christian Faith, i. 21; on partial princes, i. 22;
on the effects of the jealousy of sects, i. 60; his ob-
servation on the poverty of friars, i. 166.
Macrocephali esteemed, ii. 11.
Mæcenas, his advice to Augustus Cæsar about the
marriage of his daughter Julia, i. 34.
Magic, Persian, i. 194; Persian, the secret literature
of the kings, ii. 138; natural, is defective, i. 199;
ceremonial, i. 206.
military disposition, i. 38; advantage of ancient
states, that they had slaves to do the manufactures,
Marble, plaster growing as hard as, ii. 106.
Marcasite of metals, ii. 460.
Marcellus, humour of, ii. 487.
March, a dry one portends a wholesome summer,
Marches, jurisdiction of the, iii. 285.
Margaret of Burgundy sets up a counterfeit Duke of
York, i. 346.
Mariners, how furnished, ii. 383..
Mariners' needle, i. 207.
Marius Caius, his conduct to the Cadurcians and de-
fence of it, i. 121.
Marriage and high life, Essay of, i. 16.
Marrow more nourishing than fat, ii. 14.
Marseilles, Spaniards had it and left it, ii. 213.
Mart, letters of, against the Spaniards desired by the
English merchants, ii. 195; considerations thereon,
Martial law, useful in plantations, i. 41
Martial men given to love, i. 19.
Mascardus de interpretatione statutorum, ii. 528.
Mason, Mr., witty answer of his, i. 111.
Masques and triumphs, essay on, i. 44.
Masques, when to be given at court, ii. 388.
Master of chancery taking affidavits, ii. 483.
Magicians, means used by, more monstrous than the Masters of the chancery, ii. 472.
end, i. 199.
Magistrates, of subordinate, ii. 293.
Magistrates, considerations touching the recusant ma-
gistrates of the towns of Ireland, ii. 191; advice not
to tender the oath of supremacy to them, ii. 191.
Magnificence, a regal virtue, i. 63.
Magnanimity, its nature, ii. 445.
Magnetical, sun and moon of what, ii. 19.
Masters, reference to, ii. 482; certifying state of cause,
Marvels, history of, deficient, i. 187; uses of, i. 188.
Mathematical and logical part of men's minds, i. 236.
Mathematical house, i. 269.
Mathematics, no deficience reported, i. 199; pure, i.
199; sharpen the dull wit, i. 199; if wandering,
fix the mind, i. 199; if too coherent in the sense,
abstract it, i. 199; University lectures, advice to
raise the pension of, out of the Sutton Estate, ii. 241;
make men subtile, i. 35; a position in, that there is
no proportion between somewhat and nothing, i. 77.
Mathematic, the subject of it, quantity determined, i.
Matrimony, oojections to our form of, ii. 426.
Matter of divinity, i. 243.
Matter, a fixed sum of, i. 410; characters of, ii. 115;
like a common strumpet, ii. 109; alteration of, ii.
114; quantity of, whether always measured by
weight, ii. 560, 562; a table of the conjunction and
expansion of, in tangible bodies, with a calculation
of their ratios in different bodies, ii. 561; account of
the experiments from which the table was made, ii.
Matthew, Mr. Tobie, letters to, i. 277; letter to, con-
cerning the Latin translation of his essays, i. 5.
Matthews, Mr., letter to, with the book De Sapientia
Veterum, i. 4.
Maturation, of drinks and fruits, ii. 48; of metals,
May dew, for medicine, ii. 106.
Men's natures and ends, i. 233.
Men's minds, logical and mathematical, i. 236.
Men's spirits, the general sympathy of, ii. 137.
Menander of vain love, i. 227.
Mercenaries not to be relied on, i. 37.
Merchandises, king's right of impositions on, ii. 278;
argument concerning impositions on, ii. 278.
Merchandise, foreign, ii. 385; ever despised by the
kings of this realm as ignoble, ii. 228; flourishes in
the decline of a state, i. 62.
Merchants, speeches on their petition respecting Spa-
nish grievances, ii. 193; grants of, ii. 279.
Mercury, mixture of metals with, ii. 459.
Mercury and sulphur, experiments on, ii. 53; and salt,
history of, iii. 466.
Mercy, of despatch, ii. 487; its works are the distinc-
tion to find out hypocrites, i. 69; examples of, for
comfort, ii. 380; the white robe of, ii. 319; to what
extent honourable, ii. 384; in a king when cruelty,
ii. 384; its variation, ii. 446.
Merick, Sir Gilly, left guard at Essex House, ii. 358;
pays forty shillings to the players to act Richard
the Second, ii. 365; evidence against, ii. 236.
Maximilian, assisted by Henry, i. 337; marries the Messages, speech on receiving the king's, ii. 276.
Duchess of Brittany, i. 337.
Maxims of the common laws, iii. 219.
Maxims of the law, iii. 223-247.
Meats that induce satiety, ii. 46.
Metal, weight of, in water, ii. 464; drowning of the
base in the more precious, ii. 108; statues, ii. 456;
string, ii. 456; bell, ii. 456.
Mechanic arts, the first device in, comes short, but Metals and vegetables, mixture of, ii. 447.
refined by time, i. 85; the study of, ii. 558.
Mechanical operations, the chief root of, ii. 8.
Mechanical wisdom, story of Dædalus applied to, i. 300.
Mechanical history assists natural philosophy, i. 188.
Mechanics, history of, neglected, i. 188.
Medes painted their eyes, ii. 99.
Medical receipts, ii. 469.
Medical remains, ii. 466.
Medicinal property of pepper, ii. 14.
Medicinal earth, veins of, ii. 94.
Medicinal history is deficient, i. 203.
Medicinable, making herbs and fruits, ii. 69.
Medicine, scammony a strong, ii. 9; its effect on cor-
rupt bodies, ii. 343; change of, ii. 18; separate from
philosophy, mere empirical practice, i. 201; its power
on the mind, i. 202; deficiencies and want of reports,
defective anatomy and hasty conclusions, i. 203;
office of, i. 203; and music conjoined in Apollo,
Medicines, Celsus's observations on, i. 207; prepara-
tions of, i. 205; different qualities of, ii. 13; experi-
ment touching purging, ii. 13; how purging ones
lose their virtue, ii. 9; special simples for, ii. 91;
that condense and relieve the spirits, ii. 99.
Mediocrity of athletics, i. 205.
Metals and minerals, as to the union of, ii. 459; sepa-
ration of, ii. 460.
Metals, variation of, into different shapes, bodies, and
natures, ii. 460; touching the finer sort of base, ii.
116; incorporation, uses of, ii. 456; drowning of, ii.
457; which melt casiest, ii. 460; adulteration of, ii.
459; versions of, ii. 459; quenching of, in water,
ii. 33; which contain different metals, ii. 460; ma-
turation of, ii. 49; orient colour in dissolution of,
Metaphysic handleth that which supposeth in nature a
reason and understanding, i. 196.
Metellus, Cæsar's noble answer to, i. 181.
Methodical delivery, i. 214.
Methusalem water, use of, ii. 467.
Methods and arts, error of over-early reduction of
knowledge into, i. 173.
Metis, or counsel, i. 312.
Meverel, Dr., his answer to questions on variation of
metals, ii. 461; his answers touching restitutions of
metals and minerals, ii. 462; his answer to ques-
tions on separation of metals and minerals, ii. 460;
his answers to questions concerning minerals and
metals, ii. 459; his questions, ii. 458.
Mezentius, his torment quoted, ii. 16.
Meditationes Sacræ, first edition of, i. 6; Sacræ, i. 67. Microcosmus, ancient opinion that man was,
Medusa, i. 293.
Megrims, causes of, ii. 99.
Melancholy, wine for preserving the spirit against ad-
verse, ii. 466; drink to dissipate, ii. 9.
Melioration of fruits, trees, and plants, ii. 62.
Melocotone and peach, best from seed, ii. 64.
Melting, gold easy metal for, ii. 108.
Memnon, or a youth too forward, i. 297.
Memory, i. 212; the art of, visible images in, ii. 131;
how strengthened, ii. 133; men's desire of, i. 190;
that cell in the mind filled by history, i. 192; and
invention, divorce between, i. 186; history relates
to the, i. 187.
Men, their dispositions, i. 224; savage desires of, i.
177; sweats of, ii. 8; union between all, ii. 443;
the best books, ii. 486.
Midas, judge between Apollo and Pan, i. 183.
Military commanders, vainglory an essential point in,
Military puissance, its three main parts, men, money,
and confederates, ii. 213.
Military disposition, greatness too often ascribed to,
Military power, conjunction between learning and, i.
179, 180; learning promotes, i. 179.
Military virtues promoted, i. 181
Military arts flourish most while virtue grows, 1. 205.
Military greatness and excellence in learning united,
i. 164, 165.
Milk, increasing of, in milch beasts, ii. 105; warni
from the cow what good for, ii. 15; spirits of wine
commixed with, ii. 465.
Mincing meat, when useful, ii. 15.
Mind, a settled state of, in doubt, one of the principal
supporters of man's life, i. 69; made light by dwell-
ing upon the imagination of the thing to come, i.
69; passions of, affect the body, ii. 95; state of, in
controversy, ii. 420; idols of the, make men churl-
ish and mutinous, i. 166; the, endued with tender
sense by learning, i. 168; its dispositions discovered
by physiognomy, i. 201; commandment of the, over
the body, i. 206; culture of, i. 223; regimen, of, i.
226; versatility of, i. 235; states of, i. 227; the
senses are the reporters to the, i. 162; Solomon's
observations on the, i. 162; defects of the, learning
prevents the fixing of the, i. 182; learning makes
the, gentle and generous to government, i. 166.
Minds, learning softens men's, and makes them unapt
for use of arms, i. 164.
Mollification of metals, ii. 461, 462.
Monarchy, elective, not so free and absolute as an
hereditary, ii. 202; without nobility a pure tyranny,
Monastic life, the beginning was good, but brought into
abuse after, i. 69; John the Baptist referred to as its
author, i. 69.
Money, like muck, not good unless spread, i. 23.
Monopolies, great means of riches, i. 42; care in ad-
mitting, ii. 385.
Monsters, history of, imperfect, i. 188.
Montacute, Viscount, sent to Philip of Spain, in 1560;
the king's cold conduct to, ii. 259.
Montagu, Sir H., made lord chief justice, afterwards
Earl of Manchester, ii. 500.
Montaigne's reason why giving the lie is such a dis-
grace, i. 11.
Mind of man delights in generalities, i. 198; nature
of, i. 161; knowledge respecting the faculties of, is
of two kinds: 1. The understanding; 2. The will,
Mind of men, division of: 1. Origin; 2. Faculties, Moors, colouration of black and tawny, ii. 59.
Morality improved by learning, i. 182.
Mind and body, action of, on each other, i. 202; power Moralists censured by religions, ii. 419.
of medicines on the, i. 202.
Moon, the influences of, ii. 122; magnetical of heat,
ii. 19; opinion that it is composed of solid matter,
Moonbeams not hot, i. 100.
Mineral works, drowned, a speech touching the recovery
of, ii. 463.
Minerals, imperfect ones, ii. 459; as to discovery of,
ii. 463; of great value, ii. 384; questions touching,
Minerals and metals, union of, ii. 459; separation of,
Mines, all rich the king's, though in the soil of his sub-
jects, ii. 228; damps in which kill, ii. 127; their
hopes uncertain, i. 41.
Mines of Germany, vegetables grow in, ii. 76.
Mining, speech on, ii. 463.
Minister, his deep responsibility in acts of preferment,
ii. 378; who flatters his king a traitor, ii. 376.
Ministers, advice for the choice of, i. 44.
Minister and priests, ii. 426.
Ministry, preaching, ii. 427.
Mint, laws for correction of, i. 336; certificate relating
to the, ii. 282.
Minos's laws, spoken of in grammar schools, ii. 231,
234; a pattern among the Grecians, ii. 234.
Miracles, of our Saviour, related to the body, i. 203;
meditations on, i. 67.
Miracles, every one a new creation, i. 67; wrought not
for atheists, but idolaters, i. 194.
Mirrors of the Romans, ii. 459.
Miscellaneous Tracts translated from the Latin, i. 406-
456; ii. 543-589; iii. 523-544.
Miscellaneous works, ii. 445.
Missions, church, ii. 437.
Misseltoe, ii. 75.
Misitheus, a pedant, Rome governed by, i. 165.
Misprisions, as to law of, ii. 525.
Misprision of treason, ii. 162.
Mistio, its difference from compositio, ii. 140; its two
conditions, time, and that the greater draw the less,
Mithridates's use of treacle, ii. 324.
Mixing of metals dissolved, ii. 465.
Mixed metals, ii. 458.
Mixed mathematics, i. 199.
Mixture, of vegetables and metals, ii. 459; of tin and
copper, ii. 456; of silver and tin, ii. 456.
Modern history below mediocrity, i. 190.
Moisture, qualification of heat by, ii. 90.
More, Sir Thomas, apophthegms of, i. 108, 109, 113.
Moro, Christophero, counsellor of the King of Spain,
corresponds with Ferrera on Lopez's plot to poison
Queen Elizabeth, ii. 219.
Mortification by cold, ii. 106.
Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury, his character and
death, i. 371; trusted by Henry VII., i. 29.
Mortress, how to be made, ii. 15.
Moses, God's first pen, i. 175; wisdom of the cere-
monial law of, i. 175; was seen in all Egyptian
learning, i. 82, 98; fitter to be named for honour's
sake to other lawgivers, than to be numbered among
them, ii. 234.
Moss, what it is and where it grows, ii. 74.
Moth, how bred, ii. 92.
Motion, remissness of the ancients in investigating, i.
408; the common division of, deficient, i. 409;
violent, i. 413; of liberty, what, ii. 8; of sounds, ii.
36; after the instant of death, ii. 59; upon tensure,
ii. 8; of pressure upon bells, ii. 8; quickness of, in
birds, ii. 90; of bodies, experiments touching the,
Motions which make no noise, ii. 26; by imitation, ii.
Motives, erroneous, for the acquisition of knowledge,
Mountains, why inhabited by Pan, i. 291.
Mountjoye, Lord, dedication of the colours of good
and evil to, i. 72; the colours of good and evil dedi-
cated to, i. 7.
Mountjoye, Lord, Spaniards defeated in Ireland by, ii.
Mucianus, a disclosure of his own actions, i. 57; undid
Vitellius by a false fame, i. 62.
Muck, different sorts, ii. 464.
Mud, what it turns to, ii. 463.
Mummies of Egypt, ii. 104.
Mummy, force of in stanching of blood, ii. 134.
Murder and manslaughter, laws against, amended, i.
Murder of princes more than simple murder, ii.
Murray, letters to Mr. John, from Lord Bacon, ii.
Muses, why the companions of Bacchus, i. 304.
Mushrooms, what properties they contain, ii. 74.
Music, its effects, i. 177; a quaver in, like light on