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"of this enquiry still remains strangely neglected, to the great dis"advantage of natural philosophy, which seems almost a dead thing "without it." But Professor Stewart, in his Essay, prefixed to the Supplement to the Scotch Encyclopedia, and Coleridge in his Aids to Reflection, page 92, consider this theory to be obsolete.


Referring to page 125.

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In his history of Life and Death, he says, Concerning the times "of nativity, as they refer to long life, nothing hath been observed worthy the setting down; save only astrological observations, "which we rejected in our topics. A birth at the eighth month, is "not only not long-lived, but not likely to live. Also winter births "are accounted the longer lived."

And in some other part of his works, he says, a seven months child proves the strength of the infant, an eight months, the weakness of the mother.


ABDUCTION of women made a capital offence, 226.
Acteon and Penthus, exposition of fables of, 29.
Amalthean horn, parable of, 60.

Apollo, his contest with Pan expounded, 20.
Archelous, exposition of the fable of, 59.

Archery attributed to love, 46.

Ariadne and Bacchus, parable of, 64.

Arthur, Prince, birth of, 125.

his marriage with the Princess Catharine, 374.
dies at Ludlow, 376.

Atalanta, exposition of the fable of, 66.

Audley, Lord, heads the Cornish insurgents, 329.
encamps on Blackheath, 832.

defeated and taken prisoner, 336.
beheaded, 337.

Augustus Cæsar, his civil character, 459.

Bacchus, exposition of the fable of, 61.

Bannocksburn, James III. killed at, 231.

Blindness attributed to love, 46.

Britany, designs of Charles VIII. upon, 200.

Archbishop Morton's speech to parliament respecting, 213.

an army sent to the assistance of, 222.

Broughton, Sir Thomas, in correspondence with the rebel Lord Lovel, 187.

Burgundy, Duchess of.

joins the rebels, 191.

slain near Newark, 194.

See Margaret of Burgundy.

Capel, Sir William, committed to the Tower, 404.

Cassandra or Divination, 1.

Castello the legate, made Bishop of Bath and Wells, 231.

his conspiracy against Pope Leo X., 232.

Catesby, William, his attainder, 119.

Cato Uticensis, prophetic foresight of, 2.
Cecile, Duchess of York, death of, 309.
Ceres discovered by Pan, exposition of, 20.

Charles VIII., state of France under, 199.

embassy to King Henry, 201.
invades Britany, 209.

his attempts to defeat the marriage of Maximilian with the
Duchess of Britany, 243.

sends an embassy to Henry, 245.
answer to his ambassadors, 252.

Charles VIII., marries the Duchess of Britany, 256.
preparations for war against, 262.

pretends to support Perkin Warbeck, 281.

his success and misconduct in Italy, 308.

recommends Perkin Warbeck to the King of Scotland, 313.
death of, 360.

Charles, Prince of Castile, his marriage with the Princess Mary, 104.
Chariots, invention of, attributed to Ericthonius, 55.

Cicero, his answer to the admonition of Decius Brutus, 58.

Clergy, privileges of reduced, 226.

Clifford, Sir Robert, joins in Perkin Warbeck's conspiracy, 285.
won over to the king, 290.

impeaches the Lord Chamberlain to Henry, 296.

Cloth manufactory, King Henry's laws relating to, 338.

Cœlum, exposition of fable of, 35.

Counsellors of State, capital offence to conspire the death of, 225.
Cupid and Pan, exposition of the fable of their wrestling, 20.
Cupid, or an Atom, fable of, 43.

generation and attributes of, 44.

individualizes the desire excited by Venus, 48.

Cyclops, exposition of the fable of, 5.

instruments of terrour, 6.

Dædalus, exposition of fable of, 51.

Dam taken by stratagem by the Duke of Saxony, 264.
D'Aubigny, Lord, made lord chamberlain, 300.
Democritus, his doctrine respecting an atom, 45.
Deucalion, exposition of the fable of, 55.

Diomedes, exposition of the fable of,"48.

Dionysius, exposition of the fable of, 61.

Dudley and Empson, wicked instruments of Henry, 380.
made speaker of the house of commons, 386.
Echo, story of her marriage with Pan expounded, 21.
Edward Plantagenet imprisoned in the Tower, 111.
shewn to the people, 135.

his execution, 36.5.

Egremont, Sir John, insurrection under, 229.

flies to Margaret of Burgundy, 229.

Elizabeth Plantagenet, married to King Henry,

crowned, 197.

death of, 379.

Elizabeth, Queen, felicities of, 457.

Empson and Dudley, wicked instruments of Henry, 380.
Endymion, exposition of the fable of, 26.

Ericthonius, exposition of the fable of, 54.

Europe, the state of, in 1580, 428.

Exchequer standard, statute for disputing, 262.

Exeter besieged by Perkin Warbeck's followers, 347.
Fable of Cassandra, 1.

of Typhon, 3.

of Cyclops, or the Ministers of Terrour, 5.

of Narcissus, or Self Love, 7.

of Styx, or Leagues, 9.

of Pan, or Nature, 11.

of Cupid and Pan wrestling, 20.

of Pan discovering Ceres, 20.

of Apollo's musical contest with Pan, 20.

of Pan's marriage with Echo, 21.

of Perseus, or War, 22.

of the death of Medusa, 22.

of the Greæ, or Treasons, 25.

Fable of Endymion, or a Favourite, 26.

of the Sister of the Giants, or Fame, 28.

of Actæon, and Pentheus, or A Curious Man, 29.

of Orpheus, or Philosophy, 31.

of Cœlum, or Beginnings, 35.

of Proteus, or Matter, 33.

of Memnon, or A Youth too forward, 40.

of Tithonus, or Satiety, 41.

of Juno's Suitor, or Baseness, 42.

of Cupid, or an Atom, 43.

of Diomedes, or Zeal, 48.

of Dædalus, or Perverted Mechanical Wisdom, 51.

of Ericthonius, or Imposture, 51.

of Deucalion, or Restitution, 55.

of Nemesis, or Vicissitude of Things, 56.

of Archelous, or Battle, 59.

of Dionysius, or Passion, 61.

of Jupiter and Semele, 61.

of Atalanta, or Gain, 66.

of Scylla and Icarus, or the Middle Way, $2.

of Sphynx, or Science, 84.

of Proserpina, or Spirit, 88.

of Theseus and Penthous, 89, 92.

of Metis, or Counsel, 93.

of the Syrens, or Pleasures, 95.

Fame, the Sister of the Giants, fable of, expounded, 28.

Fears and Terrours, why Pan said to be the author of, 19.

Ferdinand and Isabella, treaty of marriage between their daughter and Prince
Arthur, 340.

conquest of Grenada by, 266.

Ferrers, Lord, his attainder, 119.

Fire, invention of, attributed to Prometheus, 72.

Flemings, commercial treaty with, 325.

Fox, Bishop of Exeter, keeper of the privy seal, 122.

France, state of, under Charles VIII., 200.

Gabato, Sebastian, his voyage to America, 357.
Games of Prometheus, 81.

Greæ, treasons meant by, 25.

Great Britain, fragment of a history of, 421.

Grenada, conquest of by Ferdinand and Isabella, 266.
thanksgiving at St. Paul's for conquest of, 267.
Greek Philosophers, excellencies and defects of, 45.

Harmony and Empire, ensigns of, borne by Pan, 16.

Hammock Thomas, excites an insurrection in Cornwall, 328.
defeated, and executed, 337.

Hialus, Peter, brings proposals for a marriage between Prince Arthur and a
Princess of Spain, 340.

sent ambassador to Scotland, 341.

Henry VII. his accession to the crown, 105.

difficulties of his title, 107.

his entry into London, 112.

his coronation, 115.

holds his first parliament, 116.

attainder of his enemies, 119.

his marriage with the Lady Elizabeth, 122.

his movements on the conspiracy in favour of Simnell, 190.

keeps his Christmas at Norwich, 190.

prepares to meet the insurgent army, 191.

defeats the rebels near Newark, 194.

causes the Queen to be crowned, 197.

Henry VII. sends an embassy to the Pope, 197.

his truce with Scotland, 199.

answer to the French King's embassy respecting Britany, 204.
propounds the cause of Britany to Parliament, 213.

sends an army to assist the Duke of Britany, 222.

marches against the insurgents in the north, 230.
his character as a lawgiver, 233.

designs in favour of Britany, 239.
sends relief to Maximilian, 240.

embassy from Charles of France, 245.

his answer to France, 252.

his iniquitous mode of extorting money,

his interview with king Phillip, 397.


his treaty of marriage with Margaret of Savoy, 401.
decline of his health, 403.

his death, 406.

character of, 406.

Henry, Prince, (afterwards Henry VIII.) birth of, 256.

created Duke of York, 265.

Henry VII. fragment of a history of, 418.

Hercules liberating Prometheus, a type of Christian redemption, 82.
Hippomenes and Atalanta, fable of, 66.

Horns, why attributed to Pan, 15.

Houses of husbandry, law respecting, 235.

Icarus and Scylla, exposition of the fable of, 82.

Inclosures of arable land become frequent, 234.

Ivy, why held sacred to Bacchus, 65.

James III. of Scotland, (see Scotland,) 231.

John a Chamber, an insurgent, executed at York, 229.

Juno's suitor, explanation of the fable of, 42.

Jupiter and Juno, a type of a Prince and his Dominions, 4.

Jupiter and Semele, fable of, 61.

Bacchus, parable of the confusion of, 65.

Justices of Peace, statute relating to, 237.

Kildare Earl of, supports the counterfeit Edward Plantagenet, 130.

slain near Newark, 194.

Labyrinth of Dædalus, allegory of, 58.

Land, statute for alienation of, 262.

Laws, various improvements in, 226.

Leagues, typified in the fable of Styx, 9.

Lewis XI. of France, his custom of mixing with his inferiors, 27.
Lincoln Earl of, joins in Simnell's conspiracy, 136.

his designs upon the crown, 136.

departs for Flanders, 187.

conducts his followers to York, 192.

defeated and slain, near Newark, 194.

Love, generation an attribute of, 44.

Lovel Viscount, his attainder, 119.

his rebellion, 123.

his flight to Flanders, 124.

drowned in the Trent, near Newark, 194.

Margaret of Burgundy assists in the conspiracy against Henry, 187.

sets up a counterfeit Duke of York, 276.

Maximilian, assisted by Henry, 240.

marries the Duchess of Britany, 242.

how assisted in Flanders by King Henry, 265.

Mechanical Wisdom, story of Dædalus applied to the perversion of, 51.

Mint, King Henry's laws for the correction of, 237.

Medusa, fable of her being slain by Perseus, 22.
Memnon, exposition of fable of, 40.

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