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litic of the king explained, iv. 351, et seq. of 1 Jac. I. relating

to the punishment of witchcraft

Acting in song graceful

Active men, wherein preferred to virtuous

Actium, battle of, decided the empire of the world

iv. 386

ii. 346

ii. 371

. ii. 329

Administration, how a property in goods, &c. may be gained by
letters thereof, iv. 128, 129, what bishop shall have the power of
granting them in disputable cases, ibid. two cases in the deaths
of executors and administrators where the ordinary shall admi-
iv. 130
Administrators, their office and authority in some particulars, iv.
130, in what cases the ordinary is to commit administration, ibid.
they must execute their authority jointly, ibid. may retain ibid.
Admiralty, how to be ordered after the union
iii. 284
Adrian VI.
Adrian the emperor, ii. 441, mortally envied in others the qualities
he excelled in, ii. 270, instances of his misplaced bounty and ex-
iv. 376
Adversity, ii. 262, resembles miracles in its command over nature,
ibid. fortitude its
Advice, how to be given and taken

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Advice to Sir George Villiers

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ii. 427

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ii. 371

iii. 429


Advocates, ii. 384, surprising that their confidence should prevail
with judges, ibid. what is due to and from them
Advowsons, cases relating thereto explained. .. iv. 16, 45, 50
Ægypt hath little rain, i. 511. Ægyptian conserving bodies, i. 513,
their mummies

Eneas Sylvius, his remark on the conduct of the popes and lawyers,
ii. 432, says, that had not Christianity been supported by mi-
racles, it ought to be received for its honesty
ii. 433
Equinoctial more tolerable for heat than the torrid zone, i. 388,
three causes thereof

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Esop, his fable of the frogs in a great drought, ii. 236, of the cat
and the fox, ii. 238, of the fainting man and death
Æthiopes, fleshy and plump, why

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Ætna compensateth the adjacent countries for the damages it doth,

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Ætna and Vesuvius, why they shoot forth no water
Affectation of tyranny over men's understandings and beliefs ii. 78
Affections of beasts impressed upon inanimate things, ii. 69, three
affections which tie subjects to sovereigns, v. 190, no heat of af-
fection without idleness
iii. 499
Affidavits in chancery, in what cases not to be allowed iv. 521
Africa, why so fruitful of monsters, i. 410, the people there never
stir out after the first showers
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Ayán, is always rightly translated charity in the Rhemish version,

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Agaric works most on phlegm, i. 433, a spongy excrescence on the
roots of trees, ibid. 450, 459, a putrefaction

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Age. See Youth.

Age of discretion, at what time allowed to be by our law v. 414
Age, its excellency in four things, ii. 428, its inconveniencies and
difficulties with regard to action

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ii. 355, 356

ii. 414

ii. 316

Agues cured by applications to the wrist, i. 289, proceed mostly
from obstruction of the humours

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i. 366
iv. 104

Aid, a certain sum of money so called, its uses
Air turned into water, i. 254, by four several ways, i. 255, 256, in-
stances tending thereto, i. 280, converted into a dense body, a
rarity in nature, i. 255, 256, increases in weight, and yields nou-
rishment, i. 257, hath an antipathy with tangible bodies, i. 281,
converted into water by repercussion from hard bodies, ibid.
Air turned into water by the same means that ice, i. 282, meddles
little with the moisture of oil, i. 286, elision of air a term of igno-
rance, i. 303. Air condensed into weight, i. 257, 503. Air pent
the cause of sounds, i. 300, 301, 302, eruptions thereof cause
sounds, i. 300. Air not always necessary to sounds, i. 304, 307,
thickness of the air in night, contributes to the increasing and
our better hearing of sounds, than in the day, as well as the ge-
neral silence, i. 309. Air excluded in some bodies, prohibiteth
putrefaction, i. 368, in some causeth it, ibid. the causes of each,
ibid. Air compressed and blown, prohibiteth putrefaction, i. 370,
congealing of air, i. 376. Airs wholesome, how found out, i.
516, 517, the putrefaction of air to be discerned aforehand, ii.
2, 3.
Airs good to recover consumptions, ii. 54. Air healthful
within doors, how procured
ii. 55
Air and fire foreshew winds
ii. 6

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Air, the causes of heat and cold in it, ii. 30, hath some degree of
light in it.

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Air poisoned by art, ii. 50,why the middle region of it coldest, ii. 241
Albert Durer

Alchemy, some remarks upon it

ii. 357
v. 312

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Alcibiades, his advice to Pericles about giving in his accounts, ii.
449, beautiful

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Alexander, why his body sweet

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ii. 357

i. 247

Alexander's body preserved till Cæsar Augustus's time, i. 514, his
character of Antipater, ii. 439, of Hephæstion and Craterus, ibid.
censured by Augustus, ii. 441, by Parmenio, ii. 442, contemned
by Diogenes, ii. 446, would run with kings when advised by
Philip to the olympic games, ii. 452, his saying to Callisthenes
upon his two orations on the Macedonians, iv. 364, a smart reply
of his to Parmenio
iii. 291
Alexander VI, sends the bishop of Concordia to mediate between
the kings of England and France, v. 76, thanks Henry VII. for
entering into a league in defence of Italy
Alga marina applied to roots of plants furthers their growth i. 403
Alien, enemy, how considered by our laws, iv. 326, 327. Alien
friend, how considered, ibid. Littleton's definition of an alien,
iv. 346, how the several degrees of aliens are considered by our


v. 141

iii. 272, 273

Alienation office, history of it, iv. 132, the reason of its name, with
its uses, iv. 105, 133, the parts of each officer therein, iv. 141,
how its profits might increase without damage to the subject,
iv. 154, 155, 156
i. 277
. ii. 67

Aliments changed, good

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Allegiance, does not follow the law or kingdom, but the person of
the king, iv. 330, 332, 346, 347, is due to sovereigns by the law
of nature, iv. 325, 326, statutes explained relating thereto, iv.
331, 332, is more ancient than any laws, iv. 347, continueth after
laws, ibid. is in vigour even where laws are suspended, ibid. must
be independent, and not conditional, iv. 427, oath of it altered,
with disputes following thereupon between the reformed and
v. 308
Allen, cardinal, is mentioned for the popedom, iii. 98, a stage actor
of the same name, with an epigram upon him
Alleys close gravelled, what they bring forth
Almonds, how used in clarifying the Nile water.

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v. 505

i. 436
i. 512

Alonso Cartilio, his pleasant speech concerning his servants ii. 423
Alphonso Petrucci, his plot against the life of pope Leo. v. 60
Alphonso duke of Calabria, eldest son to the king of Naples, has
the order of the garter from Henry VII.

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v. 91
ii. 15

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i. 277

i. 287, 288

Altering the colours of hairs and feathers
Altham, baron of the exchequer, a grave and reverend judge iv. 504
Amalgamation, ii. 204, mixing mercury with other metals in a hot

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Amber formed from a soft substance, i. 283, its virtue ii. 53
Ambiguitas patens, what is meant thereby in law, iv. 79, how to be
holpen, ibid. latens, what meant by it, ibid. how to be holpen,
80, another sort of it.
Ambition, ii. 343, to take a soldier without it, is to pull off his
spurs, ii. 344, the mischiefs of it, ibid. the use of ambitious


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Andrews, bishop, his account of Spalato

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ii. 341

iv. 445

i. 470

iv. 445

ii. 454

i. 366

ii. 451

ii. 389

ii. 433

Andrews, Dr. Lancelot, bishop of Ely, vi. 189, 233, knew early of
the lord chancellor's being engaged in writing his Novum Or-

Angelo, Michael, the famous painter

vi. 253
ii. 426

Anger, the impressions and various effects thereof, i. 492, causeth
the eyes to look red, why, ii. 32. Anger not to be extinguished,
only confined, ii. 386, compared by Seneca to ruin, which breaks

itself on what it falls, ii. 387, its great weakness, from the sub-
jects in whom it most reigns, ibid. remedies of it. . ii. 388
Animals and plants, that put forth prickles, generally dry ii. 70
Animate and inanimate bodies, wherein they differ
Anne of Denmark, wife of king James I.

Anne of Bullen, what she said at her death

i. 449

vi. 145

ii. 401

Anne, inheritress of the duchy of Britain, intended for Henry VII.
v. 10, but married to Charles VIII. of France


Annesley, Sir Francis, secretary of Ireland

Annihilation, not possible in nature

i. 85

vi. 251

i. 293

i. 441

Annual herbs may be prolonged by seasonable cutting.
Annuity given pro consilio impenso et impendendo, is not void, if
the grantee is hindered from giving it by imprisonment iv. 16
Anointing of birds and beasts, whether it alters their colour, i. 287.
Anointing the body a preservative of health, i. 502. Anointing
of the weapon said to heal.
ii. 75
Answers insufficient, how to be punished in chancery, iv. 518, in
what case they must be direct.

Antalcidas the Spartan, ii. 448, rebukes an Athenian

Antiochia, its wholesome air, whence

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iv. 519


ii. 452

ii. 54

Antipathy and Sympathy, i. 288, of plants, i. 411, et seq. instances
of Antipathy in other kinds, ii. 65, et seq. Antipathy between
enemies in absence



ii. 72

i. 80

ii. 446

Antonius, his genius weak before Augustus, ii. 56, ambassadors of
Asia Minor expostulate with him for imposing a double tax, ii.
452, his character, ii. 274, calls Brutus witch

ii. 316
Ape, its nature, ii. 70, virtue ascribed to the heart of an ape by the
writers of natural magic

ii. 357

Apollonius of Tyana, ii. 43, the ebbing and flowing of the sea,
what, according to him, ibid. tells Vespasian, that Nero let down
the strings of government too low, or wound them up too high,
ii. 297, 438, tires Vespasian at Alexandria with his insipid specu-
lations, ii. 449, his affectation of retirement
Apophthegms, an appendix of history
Apophthegms, their use

ii. 314

i. 89

ii. 400

Apothecaries, how they clarify their syrups, i. 247, their pots, how
resembling Socrates
ii. 443

Apothecaries incorporated by patent, vi. 278, and notes (a) and (b)
Appetite, of continuation in liquid bodies. i. 253. Appetite of
union in bodies, i. 350. Appetite in the stomach, ii. 9, what qua-
lities provoke it
Apple, inclosed in wax for speedy ripening, i. 360, hanged in smoke,
ibid. covered in lime and ashes, ibid. covered with crabs and
onions, ibid. Apple in hay and straw, i. 361, in a close box,
ibid. Apple rolled, ibid. Apple in part cut besmeared with
sack, i. 361, rotten apples contiguous to sound ones, putrefy
i. 365

Apple-cions grafted on the stock of a colewort .
Apple-trees, some of them bring forth a sweet moss
Aqua fortis dissolving iron

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Aragon, kingdom of, is united with Castile, iii. 303, is at last natura-
lized to prevent any revolts, iii. 304, causes of its revolt iii. 264
Archbishop of Vienna, his revelation to Lewis XI.
Archbishops, how they came in use
Archidamus retorts upon Philip that his shadow was no longer than
before his victory


Arian heresy, the occasion thereof

Aristander, the soothsayer

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ii. 72

ii. 512

ii. 443

i. 108

ii. 51€

ii. 341

Aristippus, his abject behaviour to Dionysius, ii. 439, his luxury.
ii. 443, insulted by the mariners for shewing signs of fear in a
tempest, ii. 447, his censure of those who are attached to parti-
cular sciences
. ii. 452
Aristotle mistakes the reason why the feathers of birds have more
lively colours than the hairs of beasts, i. 246, his precept that
wine be forborn in consumptions, i. 269, his reason why some
plants are of greater age than animals, i. 271, his method of har-
dening bodies with close pores, i. 284, full of vain-glory ii. 380
i. 108
Arms, the profession of them necessary to the grandeur of any

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Army, a project of reinforcing it in Ireland, without any expense,

v. 441

Arraignment of Blunt, Davers, Davis, Merick, and Cuffe, all con-
cerned in lord Essex's treason; with their confessions, evidences
against them, their defences, and answers thereto

iii. 179
Arrest, in what cases the constable has power to execute it iv. 313
Arrows, with wooden heads sharpened, pierce wood sooner than
with iron heads, why

Arsenic used as a preservative against the plague

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Art of war, its progress, improvement, and change

i. 487

ii. 68

i. 77

i. 131

ii. 327

Arthur, prince, born, v. 19, married to Catherine, v. 156, v. 162,

dies at Ludlow-castle, v. 163, studious and learned beyond his
years and the custom of princes

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Artichokes, how made less prickly and more dainty, i. 405. Arti-
choke only hath double leaves, one for the stalk, another for the
Arundel, lord, some account of him

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Arundel, Thomas earl of, sworn of the council in Scotland, vi. 155,
wishes lord viscount St. Alban well

vi. 371

Ashes in a vessel will not admit equal quantity of water, as in the
vessel empty, i. 261. Ashes an excellent compost

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Assassin, this word derived from the name of a Saracen prince,


iv. 444, 445

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ii. 349

Assimilation in bodies inanimate, i. 285, in vegetables

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