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Sailors, their device to get fresh water, from exposing fleeces of wool,
St. John, Mr. charge against him, iv. 429, he slanders and abuses
the king, lords, parliament, &c. of England, in some papers
St. John, Sir Oliver, lord deputy of Ireland, vi. 141,
Salamander, the causes why it endureth the fire, if true,
Sale, a property gained thereby when dishonest, iv. 125, how it
may bar the right of the owner, iv. 126, what markets it must be
Salgazus, a sea-plant
Salic law, several remarks on it
Salisbury, Robert earl of, his character
Salt, a good compost, i. 392, 403, 445.
vi. 54, 56
Saltpetre, how to hasten
the breeding of it, i. 446, Salt in plants, i. 461, 462. Salt hath
a sympathy with blood, ii. 71, it is an healer, ibid. it riseth not in
. ii. 35
Salt-water how freshened, or the salt imbibed, ii. 35.
passed through earth becomes fresh, i. 245, four differences be-
tween the passing it in vessels and in pits, i. 245, 246. Salt-
water good to water some herbs, i. 471. Salt-water boiled be-
cometh more potable, ii. 35. Salt-water sooner dissolving salt
than fresh water, the cause, ii. 35, 36. Salt-water shineth in the
dashing, i. 370. Salt in its several disguises a composition of mer-
cury and sulphur
Sanctuaries qualified by the pope at the interposition of Henry VII.
. i. 517
Sand for making glass near mount Carmel .
Sand for turning minerals into a glassy substance
Sandys, lord, his confession relating to Essex's treason
Sanguis draconis, the tree that bears it
Sanquar, a speech at his arraignment for having procured
murder Turner out of revenge
Sap of trees,
Sap assisted by leaving top-boughs in polling, i. 396.
i. 465, the differing nature thereof in several trees
Sapientia veterum quoted
Satiety, or cloying in meats
Savage, Sir John, slain riding about the walls of Boloign
Savages, how treated
Saville, Sir Henry, some account of him, v. 328, and note 8, his
judgment of poets
Savoy, the state thereof considered
Saxony, duke of, how he surprises Dam in favour of Maximilian,
v. 83, takes Sluice
• v. 84
Scales growing to the teeth as hard as the teeth, i. 286, of fishes
that resemble rotten wood in their shining
Schism more scandalous than corruption of manners
how to be punished
Schoolmen compared to the fictions of astronomy, ii. 293, 433, use-
ful, ii. 375, fitter to guide penknives than swords
Schools of learning to be cherished
Scipio Africanus, his declension
Scire facias, a writ, in what cases not to be awarded
Scissile and not Scissile.
Scoffing at holy matters one cause of atheism
Scotland, account of the parliament held there, in 1616
Scribonianus, his conspiracy against Claudius.
Scriptures are from God and contain his will, ii. 487, are not to
Scots, a commendation of their virtues, &c. iii. 298, &c. ought to be
esteemed denizens of England, iii. 272, 273, are infested by the
Guises, and relieved by queen Elizabeth
iii. 81, &c.
Sea clearer, the north wind blowing than the south, i. 473. Sea,
by the bubbles foreshews wind, ii. 6. Sea-water looketh black
moved, white resting, ii. 32, the cause, ibid. Seas shallow and
narrow break more than deep and large
Sea-fish put into fresh waters
Sea-fights, of what consequence
Sea-hare, coming near the body, hurteth the lungs
Sea-plants, i. 436, why sea-sand produces no plants
Sea-sand a good compost, i. 445. Sea-sands produce no plant,
Seal, great seal of England and Scotland to be one after the union,
Search, in what cases the constable has power to do so. iv. 313
Seasons of plants
i. 438, 439, 440
Seasons of the year, observations on them by Hippocrates i. 384
Seats, or houses, ii. 4, 359, of justice set to sale, oppression,
Sebastian, king of Portugal, his expedition into Africa
Secrets not to be revealed in anger, why
Secrecy the virtue of a confessor, ii. 264, what necessary to it, ii.
265, the great importance of it to princes, ii. 302. Secrecy in
council, and celerity in execution, ii. 305, business tainted for
want of it
. ii. 370, 371
Sectaries, their tenets inconsistent with monarchy, iii. 435, not to
have countenance or connivance
Secundine, or caul
Seditions, ii. 283. Seditions and tumults are brother and sister,
ii. 284, the prognostics, materials, causes, and remedies of them,
ii. 285, et seq.
See of Rome, attempts to alienate the hearts of the people from the
Seeds steeped in several liquors hasten their growth, i. 391, 392,
Seeds in plants more strong than either leaf or root, i. 457, 458,
the cause, ibid. in some not, ibid. Seeds how to be chosen, i.
425, 470, plants growing without seed, i. 435, 436.
very old, make the plant degenerate
. i. 425
Sejanus, his intimacy with Tiberius, ii. 316, the device to pull him
Seipsum defendendo, an act done, why not always justifiable, iv. 36,
the punishment for killing a man in that act
Seizure, lessee is shewn to have no property in
Selden, John, his letter to lord St. Alban
Seminaries, when they blossomed in their missions into England,
Sena loseth its windiness by decoction, i. 252, purges melancholy,
Seneca's style, mortar without lime, ii. 449, his sentiment of despis-
ing death, ii. 256, says the good things of adversity are to be ad-
mired, ii. 262, greedy of executorships, ii. 340, a saying of his, iii.
Seneca, the tragedian
Senses, their pleasures and displeasures, i. 484, their instruments
have a similitude with that which giveth the reflection of the ob-
Separation of several natures by straining, i. 245, 246, 247, of seve-
ral liquors by weight, i. 249, and of the same kind of liquors
thickened, i. 250, of metals
Separation of the cruder parts prohibiteth putrefaction
Separation of bodies by weight, i. 249, in liquors, i.
Separation of metals and minerals, ii. 200, consists of refining, ex-
tracting, and principiation
Separation, the external points thereof, between England and Scot-
land, iii. 274, the internal points
Septimius Severus died in dispatch of business, ii. 256, his excessive
fondness to his chief favourite, ii. 316, his character ii. 355
Sequestrations, in what cases to be granted
Serjeants feast . .
Serjeants at law, none to be made except such as are qualified to be
Setting of wheat
Setting of trees higher or lower
Several fruits upon one tree
Sexes in plants
Sexviri, their office among the Athenians
Sfortia, Ludovico, duke of Milan
Shade helpeth some plants.
Shadows why they seem ever to tremble
Shaking of the head compared to the shaking of a bottle
Serjeantry, tenures by, what they are, and how instituted
Serpent, an observation on him
Servets used in Turkey
Sessions to be held quarterly by the justices, with the method of
iv. 368, 378
Shallows break more than deeps
Shame, i. 493, the impressions thereof infectious
Shaw, Dr. his tale at Paul's cross, v. 9, concerning the bastardy of
the children of Edward IV.
Shell-fish have no bones within, i. 504, have male and female gene-
. ii. 33
Shene palace almost burnt down
Sheriff's tourne, its origin and jurisdiction, iv. 85, is called also Curia
franci plegii, ibid. made judges of the court for the county and
hundreds, iv. 86, called vicecomites, ibid. their office, ibid. iv. 317,
are bound to attend the judges in their county, by person or by
deputy, iv. 97, from whence they are so called... iv. 317
Sheriff's accounts how to be managed, iv. 145, their attendance in
the circuits of the judges iii. 440, ancienter than the conquest,
and of great consequence
Shifting for the better helpeth plants and living creatures
Shining wood, many experiments about it.
Shipping, or navy, the walls of England, iii. 450, all the necessary
materials of it our own produce, save sails and cordage ibid.
Shooting, good for the lungs and stomach
Showers good for the fruit, i. 467, for some not, ibid.
showers better than day-showers
Showers after a long drought cause sicknesses if they be
if great not
ii. 2, 3
Shrewsbury, Gilbert earl of
Shrewsbury, lady, some account of her and her trial
Shute, Mr. carries a message from Sir George Villiers to Sir Fran-
Sicknesses of the summer and winter
Sighing and yawning, the breath drawn in by both
Sight, the object thereof, quicker than of hearing, i. 328.
ii. 30, 31, 32, objects thereof cause great delights in the spirits,
but no great offence, why
Sigismund, prince of Transilvania, iii. 474, heads three provinces
which revolt in Turkey..
Silver more easily made than gold, i. 362, ii. 191, the Chinese intent
upon making it, 362, Silver halfpence.
. ii. 251
Silver, certificate touching the scarcity of it at the mint . iii. 383
Simcock, his deposition
. vi. 98
Simnel, Lambert, v. 20, his history in personating the 2d son of Ed-
ward IV. ibid. changes his scene, and personates Edward Planta-
genet, v. 22, afterward proclaimed at Dublin, v. 24, taken in the
battle near Newark, v. 33, consigned to an office in the king's
kitchen, ibid. preferred to be his falconer
. v. 33, 103
Simonds, William, v. 20, never brought to trial or execution, v. 22,
taken at the battle of Stokefield, v. 33, no more heard of ibid.
.. ii. 447
Simples, special for medicine, i. 478, such as have subtle parts with-
out acrimony, ibid. many creatures bred of putrefaction, are such,
ibid. also putrefactions of plants
Simulation and dissimulation, ii. 263, a weak kind of policy, ibid. and
differ from judgment, ii. 263, 264, three degrees of it, ii. 264, its
advantages, ii. 265, the case of dissembling knowledge
Sinews, why much affected with cold.
Single life, the causes of it, ii. 268, recommended to churchmen,
ibid. most charitable and yet most cruel
Singularities in several plants
Sinking of bodies, its cause
Sitting healthful, why
Six clerks, concerning the grant of their office
Sixtus V. how the son of an illustrious house, ii. 423, a tale of his
reception in the other world
Skipwith, Henry, his cause in chancery recommended by the earl
Skull, of one entire bone
Slander, how to be punished
Sleep, a great nourisher, i. 270, 271. Sleep promotes sweat, and
stays other evacuations of the body, i. 489. Sleep, why hindered
by cold in the feet, i. 503, furthered by some kind of noises, ibid.
nourisheth in many beasts and birds, ibid. creatures that sleep all
winter, ii. 41. Sleeping plants.
.. i. 454
Smells and odours, i. 386, best at some distance as well as sound,
why, ibid. best where the body is crushed, ibid. not so in flowers
crushed, ibid. best in flowers whose leaves smell not, ibid. Smells,
sweet, ii. 9, have all a corporeal substance, ii. 10, 11. Smells,
fetid, ii. 11. Smells of the jail very pernicious, ii. 49. Smells
that are most dangerous
Smith, Sir Thomas, his case in Essex's treason
Sir Thomas Smith, sent ambassador to Russia
Smoke preserveth flesh.
i. 471, 472
Snake's-skin worn for health
Sneezing ceaseth hiccup, i. 476, why induced by looking against
the sun, ibid. caused by tickling the nose
Snow, why colder than water.
Snow-water unwholesome, i. 388. Snows cause fruitfulness, whence,
ii. 50, 51
i. 467, 471, puts forth plants and breeds worms, i. 436, 437, 482,
Snow, good to be applied to a mortified part, whence i. 520
Socage, tenures so called, what, and how instituted, iv. 105, &c.
reserved by the lord
Socotra, that island famous for the sanguis draconis
Socrates, what he said of the oracle of Delphos, ii. 417, his senti-
ments of the writings of Heraclitus, ibid. compared to the apo-
thecaries' pots containing precious drugs
Soft bodies, ii. 18, their cause, ibid. are of two sorts
Soldiers, want of provision for them, when disbanded, complained
Soles of the feet have a sympathy with the head
Solicitor and attorney general, &c. their consequence
Solid bodies sweating, foreshew rain.
Solitude, what the delight in it implies
Solomon's house modelled in the New Atlantis, ii. 80, 90, 209, in-