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limbus; else why should men be so much affected with that which others think or say? The best temper of minds desireth good name and true honour: the lighter, popularity and applause: the more depraved, subjection and tyranny; as is seen in great conquerors and troublers of the world ; and yet more in arch-heretics ; for the introducing of new doctrines is likewise an affectation of tyranny over the understandings and beliefs

of men.

A TABLE OF THE EXPERIMENTS.*

CENTURY VIII.

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Of Veins of Earth Medicinal
Of Spunges
Of Sea-fish in Fresh Waters
Of Attraction by Similitude of Substance
Of Certain Drinks in Turkey
Of Sweat
Of the Glow-worm
Of the Impressions upon the Body from several Passions of

the Mind
Of Drunkenness
Of the Hurt or Help of Wine, taken moderately
Of Caterpillars
Of the Flies Cantharides
Of Lassitude.
Of Casting the Skin, and Shell, in some Creatures
Of the Postures of the Body
Of Pestilential Years
Of some Prognostics of Hard Winters
Of certain Medicines that Condense and Relieve the Spirits
Of Paintings of the Body
Of the Use of Bathing and Anointing
Of Chamoletting of Paper
Of Cuttle Ink
Of Earth increasing in Weight
Of Sleep

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Of Teeth, and Hard Substances in the Bodies of Living

Creatures
Of the Generation and Bearing of Living Creatures in the

Womb
Of Species Visible
Of Impulsion and Percussion
Of Titillation
Of Scarcity of Rain in Egypt
Of Clarification
Of Plants without Leaves
Of the Materials of Glass
Of Prohibition of Putrefaction, and the long Conservation

of Bodies
Of Abundance of Nitre in certain Sea-shores
Of Bodies borne up by Water
Of Fuel consuming little or nothing
Of Cheap Fuel
Of Gathering of Wind for Freshness
Of Trials of Airs
Of Increasing Milk in Milch Beasts .
Of Sand of the Nature of Glass
Of the Growth of Coral
Of the Gathering of Manna
Of the Correcting of Wines .
Of Bitumen, one of the Materials of Wild-fire
Of Plaster growing as hard as Marble
Of the Cure of some Ulcers and Hurts
Of the Healthfulness or Unhealthfulness of the Southern

Wind
Of Wounds Made with Brass, and with Iron
Of Mortification by Cold
Of Weight
Of Super-natation of Bodies
Of the Flying of Unequal Bodies in the Air
Of Water, that it may be the Medium of Sounds
Of the Flight of the Spirits upon Odious Objects
Of the Super-reflexion of Echoes
Of the Force of Imagination imitating that of the Sense

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Of Preservation of Bodies
Of the Growth or Multiplying of Metals
Of the Drowning the more Base Metal in the more Pre-

cious
Of Fixation of Bodies
Of the Restless Nature of Things in themselves, and their

Desire to Change

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Of Perception in Bodies Insensible, tending to Natural Divi

nation and Subtile Trials
Of the causes of Appetite in the Stomach
Of Sweetness of Odour from the Rainbow
Of Sweet Smells
Of the Corporeal Substance of Smells
Of Fetid and Fragrant Odours
Of the Causes of Putrefaction
Of Bodies unperfectly Mixed
Of Concoction and Crudity
Of Alterations, which may be called Majors
Of Bodies Liquefiable, and not Liquefiable .
Of Bodies Fragile and Tough
Of the two kinds of Pneumaticals in Bodies
Of Concretion and Dissolution of Bodies
Of Bodies Hard and Soft
Of Bodies Ductile and Tensile
Of several Passions of Matter, and Characters of Bodies
Of Induration by Sympathy .
Of Honey and Sugar
Of the Finer sort of Base Metals
Of Certain Cements and Quarries
Of the Altering of Colours in Hairs and Feathers
Of the Differences of Living Creatures, Male and Female
Of the Comparative Magnitude of Living Creatures
Of Producing Fruit without Core or Stone .
Of the Melioration of Tobacco
Of several Heats working the same Effects .
Of Swelling and Dilatation in Boiling

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Of the Dulcoration of Fruits
Of Flesh Edible and not Edible
Of the Salamander
Of the Contrary Operations of Time on Fruits and Liquors
Of Blows and Bruises
Of the Orrice Root
Of the Compression of Liquors
Of the Working of Water upon Air Contiguous
Of the Nature of Air
Of the Eyes and Sight
Of the Colour of the Sea or other Water
Of Shell-fish.
Of the Right Side and the Left
Of Frictions
Of Globes appearing flat at Distance
Of Shadows
Of the Rolling and Breaking of the Seas
Of the Dulcoration of Salt Water
Of the Return of Saltness in Pits by the Sea-shore
Of Attraction by Similitude of Substance
Of Attraction
Of Heat under Earth
Of Flying in the Air
Of the Scarlet Dye
Of Maleficiating
Of the Rise of Liquors or Powders by Means of Flame
Of the Influences of the Moon
Of Vinegar
Of Creatures that Sleep all Winter
Of the Generating of Creatures by Copulation, and by Pu-

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Of the Transmission and Influx of Immateriate Virtues, and

the Force of Iinagination Of the Emission of Spirits in Vapour, or Exhalation, Odour

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