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Beads of several sorts commended

Beaks of birds cast

ii. 66

i. 504

Bearing in the womb, in some creatures longer, in some shorter,

i. 508

Bears, their sleeping, i. 270, ii. 41, breed during their sleeping, ii. 41. Bear big with young seldom seen ibid. Beasts, why their hairs have less lively colours than birds' feathers, i. 246, 247, 287. Beasts do not imitate man's speech as birds do, whence, i. 335, 336. Beasts communicating species with or resembling one another, i. 472, the comparative greatness of beasts and birds with regard to fishes, ii. 23, 24, greater than birds, whence


Beasts that yield the taste or virtue of the herb they feed on, i. 417, their bearing in the womb

i. 507

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Beauty and deformity, ii. 357, 358, the relation of beauty to virtue, ii. 357, when good things appear in full beauty

ii. 240

Becher, Sir William, vi. 116, resigns his pretensions to the provostship of Eton

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vi. 345, note (a)

v. 436

Bedford, duke of, v. 12. See Jasper. Bedford, lady, some account of her Beer, how fined, i. 356, 357, 358, improved by burying, i. 383, capon beer, how made, i. 266, 267, a very nourishing drink ibid. Bees humming, an unequal sound, i. 317, their age, i.483, whether they sleep all winter

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Beggars, the ill effects from them

i. 504

iii. 391

Behaviour of some men like verse, in which every syllable is measured, ii. 377, should be like the apparel, not too strait ii. 378 Belfast, lord vi. 360, 363, and note (ƒ) Bells, why they sound so long after the percussion, i. 303, 304, ringing of them said to have chased away thunder and dissipated pestilent air, 305. See i. 343, Bells, what helps the clearness of their sound

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ii. 190 Bellum sociale, between the Romans and Latins, with the occasion of it iii. 302 Benevolence, a contribution so called, made of money, plate, &c. to king James I. with the occasion of it, iv. 429, v. 81, 172, &c. letters sent to the sheriffs, to bring the country into it, iv. 431, great care taken to prevent its being looked on as a tax, or being drawn into precedent; with reasons in justification thereof, iv.431, 432, 433. Oliver St. John's complaints against it, with his papers relating thereto condemned in several particulars iv. 433, 434 Benbow, Mr. vi. 301

Bennet, Sir John
Bernard, St.

Bernardi, Philip

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Bertram, concerning his murdering of Tyndal, v. 452, his case,v. 554

Bertram, John, his case, vi. 133

Bevers, lord, admiral of the arch-duke
Bias, his precept about love and hatred

and note (e)

v. 127

ii. 416

Bill of review, in what cases to be admitted in chancery, iv. 509, &c. of an immoderate length, is to be fined in chancery, iv. 517, that is libellous, or slanderous, or impertinent, to be punished, iv. 518 Bills and beaks sometimes cast.

i. 504

vi. 245

iii. 337

Bingley, Sir John, his answer in the star-chamber Bingley turns pirate, and his ship is taken in Ireland Bion, his reproof to an envious man, ii. 418, esteemed an atheist, ii. 437, reprimands the dissolute mariners in a tempest ii. 448 Birds, why their feathers have more orient colours than the hairs of .. i. 247, 287 beasts Birds have another manner in their quickening than men or beasts, i. 288. Birds only imitate human voice, whence, i. 336, why swifter in motion than beasts, i. 474, in their kinds, why less than beasts or fishes, ii. 23, 24. Birds have no instruments of urine, i. 473, the swiftness of their motion, i. 474, have no teeth, i. 504, among singing birds the best, ii. 23, birds carnivorous, not eaten, ii. 27

Birth of living creatures, how many ways it may be accelerated,

i. 372 ii. 427

Bishop taken armed in battle • Bishops, their wrong conduct often occasions controversies in the church, ii. 506, of England answered, ii. 507, 512, ought not lightly to be spoken ill of, ii. 506, 507, when any were anciently excommunicated, their offence was buried in oblivion, ii. 508, ill ones censured by the fathers, ibid. whether the present practice of exercising their authority alone by themselves be right, ii. 531, how they came by this authority, ii. 532, 533. Government of the church by bishops commended, ii. 531, in causes that come before them they should be assisted by the other clergy, ii. 533, should have no deputies to judge for them, ii. 534, the causes . ii. 536 which they are to judge of Bitumen, a mixture of fiery and watery substance, i. 519, mingled with lime, and put under water, will make an artificial rock, ibid. Black the best colour in plums

i. 421

Blackheath, battle there between Henry VII. and the Cornish rebels ..

Blacks, or tawny-moors, their coloration

Blackstones, Sir Thomas.

Bladders dry, will not blow, &c.

v. 134

i. 389

vi. 181

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i. 370

Blasphemy ought to be chastised by the temporal sword ii. 260, of

the devil.

Blear eyes infectious .

ibid. ii. 52

Bleeding of the body at the approach of the murderer

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Blister on the tongue.

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i. 385

cold, i. 366, hath saltness

i. 461

ii. 71

Blois, an experiment about improving milk there

Blood, five means of stanching it, i. 276, why it separateth when

Blood draweth salt . .

Blood of the cuttle-fish, why black, i. 502, one who hath had his hands in blood, fit only for a desperate undertaking.

Blood-stone, said to prevent bleeding at the nose


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Blunt, the effect of what passed at his arraignment, iii. 179, &c. his confession relating to Essex's treason, iii. 144, 195, a second confession, iii. 196, another made at the bar, iii. 204, his speech at his death

Blushing, how caused

iii. 206 ii. 32, i. 493

Blushing causeth redness in the ears, not in the eyes, as anger doth, ii. 32, the cause of each

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ibid. v. 287

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i. 117

Bodley, Sir Thomas, some account of him
Body, doctrine of the human, i. 116, how divided
Body brittle, strucken, i. 248. Bodies natural, most of them have
an appetite of admitting other bodies into them, i. 350, 351, dis-
solution of them by desiccation and putrefaction, i. 367. Bodies
imperfectly mixt, ii. 13. Bodies in nature that give no sounds,
and that give sounds, i. 299, et seq. Bodies solid are all cleav-
ing more or less, i. 351, all bodies have pneumatical and tangi-
ble parts, ii. 17. Bodies to which wine is hurtful, and to which
good, i. 496. Bodies conserved a long time, i. 513, 514, the
several properties of bodies, ii. 15. Body, natural and politic of
the king, their mutual influence upon each other.. iv. 349
iii. 500
Bohemia, queen of, her cause recommended by lord Bacon vi. 367
Boiling, no water in that state so clear as when cold, i. 474, bottom
of a vessel of boiling water, not much heated
Boiling causeth grains to swell in different proportion
Boldness, ii. 278, the child of ignorance and baseness, ii. 279, ope-
rates better with private persons than public bodies . .. ibid.
Boldness and industry, the power of them in civil business, ii. 57,
in civil business like pronunciation in the orator, ii. 278, ill in
counsel, good in execution.

Boletus, an excrescence on the roots of oaks
Boloign invested by Henry VII. .

Bolus Armenus, coldest of medicinal earths

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i. 475 ii. 25, 26

ii. 280

i. 459



i. 486

Bones, i. 476, 477, the most sensible of cold, i. 476, why brittle in sharp colds, i. 477, in what fishes none, i. 504, one in the heart of a stag Bonham, his case

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i. 505 vi. 400, 405

Books proper to assist students in reading the common law, much
wanted, iv. 372, a way proposed for supplying them iv. 373
Boring a hole through a tree helpeth its fruitfulness
Borough, John

Bottles under water preserve fruit a long time
Boughs low, enlarge the fruit.

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i. 400

Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, entertains Henry VII.

V. 12

Bourchier, Sir John, one of the hostages left at Paris, by Henry VII.

Bow, Turkish

Bowling, good for the stone and reins


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ii. 374

Bracelets worn, which comfort the spirits, ii. 66, their three several

. . ibid.

Brackenbury, lieutenant of the Tower, refuses to murder Edward V.
and his brother

. v. 99, 100

vi. 144, 145

Brackley, viscount, created earl of Bridgewater
Brain, its over-moisture obstructs the sight, i. 478. Brains of beasts
that are fearful said to strengthen the memory, ii. 69. Brain in-
creased in the full moon

Brass much heavier than iron

Brass, sanative of wounds.

Brass-plates assuage swelling.

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ii. 39

ii. 189

i. 520

ii. 28

Brass ordnance, the advantage of them, ii. 188. Brass plates less
resplendent than steel.

Bravery stands upon comparisons

. ibid.

ii. 379, 380

Bray, Sir Reginald, clamoured against, v. 130, noted to have the
greatest freedom with king Henry VII. v. 166, his death
Breath held, helpeth hearing, why

i. 347

Bremingham, his relation of what Tyrone said to him about con-
quering England

Bresquet, jester to Francis I..

Brewing neglected in many countries

iii. 146

ii. 430

i. 488

Bribery, our author is apprehensive of being charged therewith, iv.
527, his requests to the lords thereupon, iv. 529, promises a fair
answer relating thereto, v. 549, his submission, iv. 538, his sup-
plication for favour.

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Bringing forth many at a birth, and but one, i. 509, the reasons as-
Britain, of the true greatness of the kingdom of Britain, iii. 410,
Britainy, the steps taken to re-annex it to the crown of France, v. 37
Britten, Sir Henry

vi. 238

Brittle bodies, why they shiver at a distance from the pressure,

i. 248

Brograve and Branthwayt, recommended by lord keeper Puck-

vi. 5

Bromley, Edward, baron of the exchequer

vi. 133

Brooke, Robert, lord, sent at the head of 8000 men in aid of Bri-

v. 53

Brooke, Fulk Grevile, lord, looks over the manuscript of lord Ba-
• . vi. 303
con's history of the reign of king Henry VII.
Brother, &c. of the half-blood shall not inherit to his brother, &c.
iv. 99
but only as a child to his parents
Broughton, Sir Thomas, a powerful man in Lancashire, v. 18, 27,
slain in the battle near Newark, fighting against Henry VII.

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Bubbles rise swift in water from the pressure or percussion of the

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water, i. 253.

Bubbles and white circles froth on the sea, ii. 6,

meet on the top of water.

Buchanan, his history of Scotland.

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i. 311

Bucket, its increase of sound in the bottom of a well
Buckhurst, lord, is concerned in Essex's trial, iii. 168, his character
from Naunton

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v. 289

Buckingham, George, earl, &c. of. See Villiers.
Buckingham, Mary, countess of, letter to her from lord Bacon, vi.
328, memorandums for his lordship's conference with her, vi. 336
Building, ii. 359, variety of circumstances to be considered in the
situation of it, ii. 359, 360, of the Vatican and Escurial without
a good room

Bullet, its motion

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Bulls from the pope are forbid in England

ii. 360

i. 302

iii. 73

Burgess, Dr., is restored to preach, and made rector of Sutton-

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v. 435

iv. 100

Burgh, English, a custom in Boroughs so called
Burleigh, lord, counsellor to queen Elizabeth, commended, iii. 43,
is censured in a libel, ibid. farther attempts to make him suspected
to the queen and nation, iii. 46, some account of him, with re-
marks upon his actions, iii. 92, was much respected by queen
Mary, iii. 96, some false reflections concerning him, ibid. &c. is
accused of designing a match between his grand-child William
Cecil, and the lady Arabella, iii. 99, several letters to the English
and Scotch lord Burleigh: For which see Letter.
Burghley, lord treasurer, his kind letter to Mr. Bacon
Burning-glasses, their operations..

Burning some vegetables upon the ground enricheth it
Burnt wine, why more astringent .

Burrage-leaf, infused, represses melancholy, and removes madness,

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Burying hard and soft bodies in earth, its effects
Busbechius, his account of a Christian gagging a fowl in Constan-

i. 382

ii. 280

Business compared to the roads, ii. 433, how best forwarded, ii. 303,
304, directions about doing business
By-laws restrained, being fraternities in evil

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CABINET Counsels, their introduction
Cadiz taken by Robert, earl of Essex
Cæsar besieged in Alexandria, how he preserved the wells, i. 245,
wrote a collection of apophthegms, ii. 400, married his daughter
to Pompey, ii. 433, how he appeased sedition in his army, ii. 434,
435, his character of Sylla, ibid. reprimands a coward, ii. 438,
attempts the title of king, ii. 443, represses Metellus, ii. 445, his
Anticato, ii. 452
. Vide ii. 289
Cæsar, a saying of Seneca's about his resigning his power, iv. 378,
was a famous lawgiver, ibid. a saying to him
iii. 251
Cæsar Borgia, his perfidy
Cæsar, Sir Julius

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