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i. 131. 163


Ethics, not to give way to politics

iii. 508

Ever-greens, their cause

i. 443

Evil, in it the best condition not to will, the next not to can, ii. 276
Eunuchs, dim-sighted, why, i. 478. Eunuchs envious ii. 358
Euphrates, the philosopher

ii. 449

ii. 415


Euripides, his saying of beautiful persons
Europe, state of, in 1580.
Exactions, some complaints concerning them removed. iii. 70
Examinations in chancery not to be made by interrogations, except
in special cases, iv. 519, 520, other cases relating to examination
of witnesses

iv. 528

iii. 467
iii. 461

iv. 504, 505

iii. 438

Example gives a quicker impression than argument
Excess in clothes and diet to be restrained
Exchequer, how to be managed
Excommunication by the pope, not lawful to kill princes there-
upon, iv. 443, the greatest judgment on earth, ii. 545, never to
be used but in weighty matters, ii. 546, to be decreed by none
but the bishop in person, assisted by other clergy, ibid. what to
be used ordinarily instead of it
Excrements are putrefactions of nourishment, i. 480. Excrements
of living creatures smell ill, why, ii, 11, 12, of the three digestions,
ibid. why some smell well, ii. 11, most odious to a creature of the
same kind, ii. 11. 71, but less pernicious than the corruption of it,
ii. 71
Excrescences of plants, i. 429, et seq. two trials for excrescences,
i. 434. Excrescences joined with putrefaction, as oak apples,
&c. i. 435. Excrescences of roots
i. 459
Execution, the life of the laws
Executorship, how a property in goods is gained thereby, iv. 128,
of what extent it is, ibid. the office of an executor, ibid, &c. his
power before and after the probate of a will, ibid. how he may
refuse, 129, what debts he is to pay, and in what order, iv. 129,
any single one may execute alone
iv. 130
Exemplifications not to be made in many cases
iv. 525
Exercise, i. 353, in what bodies hurtful, ibid. much not to be used
with a spare diet, ibid. benefits of exercise, ibid. evils of exercise,
ibid. Exercise hindereth putrefaction, i. 368, that exercise best
where the limbs move more than the stomach or belly, i. 499.
Exercise impinguates not so much as frictions, why, ii. 33, 34,
no body, natural or politic, healthful without it, ii, 328, manly
exercises commended to the court
iii. 464
Exercise, a good sort of one recommended to divines in the country,
and in the universities
.ii. 542, &c.
Exeter besieged by Perkin, prepares for a good defence v. 143
Exeter, countess of, falsely accused by lady Lake and lady Roos,



vi. 223, note (b), her cause in the star-chamber vi. 232, 233
Exigent, a writ so called, what punishment follows it, iv. 108, &c.
Exile, cases relating thereto, with the proceedings in them, iv. 300
Exossation of fruits

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Expect, blessings not expected increase the price and pleasure,

ii. 245


ii. 212

iv. 392

Extortions, how to be punished
Eye of the understanding like the eye of the sense, i. 286. Eye
thrust out of the head hanging only by the visual nerve, recovered
sight, i. 390. Eyes, why both move one way, ii. 30, sight, why
better one eye shut, ibid. some see one thing double, why, ibid.
pore-blind men see best near hand, why, ii. 30, 31, old men at
some distance, ii. 31. Eyes are offended by over great lights,
ibid. by interchange of light and darkness on the sudden, ibid.
by small print, ibid. wax red in anger, in blushing not, why,
ii. 32, the use of fixing them in business
ii. 369


Expence, ii. 321, rules for the regulation of it
Experiments for profit

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FABIUS MAXIMUS, ii. 444, was feared by Hannibal ii. 445
Fable of Hercules and Hylas, i. 312, of the fly, ii. 379, of the
frogs in drought
ii. 236
Facility in ministers, worse than bribery, ii. 277, to be guarded
ii. 376
Factions, those who are good in them mean men, ii. 375, to govern
by them low policy, ibid. when one is extinguished, the others


Factions ought to be depressed soon, iv. 500, a remedy proposed
by Cicero for preventing factious persons
Faith, the absurdity of an implicit one


iv. 427, 428
Faithful men should be rewarded as well as regarded iii. 453
Falkland, lord
vi. 297, 317, 319

Falling sickness, its cause and cure
ii. 67
Fame, like fire, easy to preserve, but difficult to re-kindle, ii. 460,
like a river bearing up light things and sinking weighty ii. 472
Fame made a monster by the poets, ii. 395, on what occasion said

to be daughter of the earth, ii. 396, how to discern between true
and false fames, ibid. increases virtue, as heat is redoubled by

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manner of

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Family of love, a heresy which came from the Dutch
Fanatics, their preaching condemned, ii. 519, 520, their
handling the Scriptures, censured

Fascination, the opinion of it ancient, and ever by the eye,

ever by love or envy

i. 473

Fat, extracted out of flesh

Father, his prerogative is before the king's, in the custody of his


iii. 362
ii. 371

Favour, how to be dispensed
Favourites, judges should have none, ii. 384, kings and great
princes, even the wisest, have had their favourites, iii. 430, to
ripen their judgments and ease their cares, ibid. or to screen them-

selves from envy, ibid. are the eyes, ears, and hands of princes,
iii. 432, should never interpose in courts of justice, iii. 438
Fealty was sworn to the king by every tenant in knight's service,
Fear, how it loosens the belly, and causes trembling, &c. i. 264.
iv. 104
Fear, the impressions thereof, i. 490, 491, ii. 57, paleness,
trembling, standing up of the hair, screeching, i. 490, 491.
Fearful natures suspicious, ii. 332, just fear sufficient ground of
war, iii. 504. Fears in dimmer lights than facts
Feathers of birds, why of such fine colours, i. 246, 247, how the
iii. 509
colour of them may be changed, i. 287, 288, age changeth them,
i. 287. Feathers burnt suppress the mother
Features and proportions improved, or altered for the worse, i. 256
ii. 54
Fee-farms, what
iv. 132

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Fee-simple, estates so held, iv. 116, their advantages
Felo de se, how to be punished, iv. 83, several cases relating thereto,
iv. 298
Felons, if penitent, recommended to expiate their offences in the
mines, ii. 208. Vide ii. 335.
Felony, if committed by a mad-man, why excuseable, but not so
if by a man drunk, iv. 36, cases in the statute relating thereto
explained in many instances, iv. 51, by mischance, how to be
punished, iv. 83, other cases of felony, ibid. flying for it makes
a forfeiture of the goods, iv. 109, several cases in which a man
becomes guilty of it, iv. 294, 295, 296, the method of punish-
ment, and other proceedings relating to it, iv. 296, punishment
of it is hanging, and it is a question whether the king has power
to change it to beheading, ibid. accessaries therein, when
punishable or not, iv. 297, a farther account of the trial, punish-
ment and other proceedings in it
Female and male in plants, i. 451, the differences of female and
male in several living creatures, ii. 22, the causes thereof, ii. 23
De Feodis, all laws about them are but additionals to the ancient
civil law
iii. 361
Feoffees, cases concerning them in the statute of uses, iv. 189,
Feoffment, cases relating thereto, iv. 186, 187, 188, more cases,
194, &c.
iv. 67, 69, conveyance by it in what manner performed, iv. 117
Ferdinando, king of Naples, a bastard-slip of Arragon, v. 72, how
iii. 507

iv. 298

v. 320

he was supported by Henry VII. v. 91, his league
Ferdinand, duke of Florence, his character.
Ferdinando, of Spain, his conjunction with Maximilian, v. 80, sends
to Henry VII. the account of the final conquest of Granada,
v. 85, recovers Russignion and Perpignan from the French,
v. 89, sends Hialas, by some called Elias, into England, v. 138,
to treat of a marriage between Arthur and Catherine ibid.
Ferrera, plots with Lopez to poison queen Elizabeth, iii. 113, is
discovered and committed to prison

iii. 116

Fetid smells

ii. 11

Fibrous bodies

ii. 19

Ficinus, his fond imagination of sucking blood for prolonging life,

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Fig-tree improved by cutting off the top
. i. 405
Figs in the spring, i. 402. Indian fig taketh root from its branches,
i. 452, hath large leaves, and fruit no bigger than beans, ibid.
Figurable and not figurable, plebeian notions
ii. 19

i. 442

Figures of plants

Figures, or tropes in music, have an agreement with the figures of
i. 297, 298

i. 272

Filum Medicinale
Finances, how to be ordered after the union of England and
iii. 283

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Finch, Sir Henry, some account of him

v. 497

Fine, what it is, iv. 117, how conveyances are made this way,
ibid. claim must be made in five years after proclamations issued
in the common-pleas, or else any one loses his right herein for
ever, ibid. some exceptions to this, ibid. is a feoffment of record,
iv. 118
Fines for alienations of the greatest antiquity, iv. 136, of several
Fir and pine-trees, why they mount
Fire and time work the same effects, i. 351, preserve bodies, i. 369.
fire tanneth not as the sun doth, i. 389. Fire and hot water
heat differently, i. 474. Fires subterrany, eruptions of them
out of plains, i. 376. Fire and air foreshew winds . ii. 6
Fire of diseases how to be put out, ii. 68, to be extinguished as the
Fire of a house.

i. 429

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iv. 217

Firmarius, the derivation and force of this word
Fish of the sea put into fresh water, i. 486. Fishes foreshew rain,
ii. 8. Fishes greater than any beasts, the cause, ii. 23, 24. Shell-
fish, some have male and female, some not
ii. 33


Fishery, no mineral like it
iii. 455, 462
Fitz-Gerard, Thomas, earl of Kildare, and deputy of Ireland, pro-
claims Simnel the counterfeit Plantagenet, v. 23, 24, invades
England in conjunction with the earl of Lincoln and lord Lovel,
v. 30, slain in battle near Newark
Fitz-Herbert, what he says of fines
iv. 136, 137
Fitz-Walter, lord, supports Perkin, v. 98, John Ratcliffe, lord
Fitz-Walter apprehended, v. 105, convicted and conveyed to
Calais in hope, ibid. beheaded for dealing with his keeper to

Fitz-William's case

iv. 248

i. 525


Fixation of bodies
Flame of powder, how it dilateth and moveth, i. 248. Flame and
air mix not, i. 258, except in the spirits of vegetables, ibid. and
of living creatures, ibid. their wonderful effects mixed, ibid. form
of flame would be globular, and not pyramidal, i. 259, would be
a lasting body, if not extinguished by air, ibid. mixeth not with
air, ibid. burneth stronger on the sides than in the midst, i. 260,
is irritated by the air ambient, ibid. opinion of the peripatetics of
the element of fire, ibid. preyeth upon oil, as air upon water,
i. 286, experiments about its duration, i. 378, et seq. taketh in no
other body into it, but converteth it, i. 527, more easy to move
than air, ii. 6. Flame causeth water to rise, ii. 37. Flame, the

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continuance of it according to several bodies, i. 378, observation
about going out of flame, i. 378, 379, lasting thereof in candles of
several mixtures, i. 379, of several wicks, i. 380, in candles laid
in bran, ibid. in lamps, ibid. where it draweth the nourishment
far, i. 381, in a turretted lamp, ibid. where it is kept close from
air, ibid. according to the temper of the air, i. 382, irritated by
cold, ibid. experiment about flame
. ii. 37, 38
Flammock, the lawyer, Thomas, incites the Cornish men to rebel
against the subsidy, v. 130, is taken and executed
v. 135
Flatterer, his words make against the man in whose behalf they are
spoken, ii. 395, no such flatterer as a man's self, ii. 318, several
sorts and ranks of them, ii. 378. Flattery of princes as criminal
as drawing the sword against them
iii. 432
Fleming, Sir Thomas, lord chief justice of the king's bench, dies,
vi. 70, and note (a)
Fleming, Adrian, the son of a Dutch brewer, made cardinal of
Tortosa, v. 60, preceptor to Charles V. and pope
Flemings, v. 66, 71, 83, 87, 104, 127, call the treaty at Windsor,
made between Henry VII. and Philip, king of Castile, intercursus
malus, v. 179. England a back of steel to the Flemings, iii. 510,
their comparative strength
iii. 529
Flesh, human, its venomous quality, i. 254. Flesh dissolved into
fat, i. 473. Flesh edible and not edible, ii. 26, the causes of
each, ibid. horse's flesh sometimes eaten, 27, man's flesh like-
wise, i. 254, ii. 26, said to be eaten by witches

Flies in excess, why a sign of a pestilential year
Flight of birds, why the swiftest motion.

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Flint laid at the bottom of a tree, why it helpeth the growth,

i. 397, 398

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Float and refloat of the sea
ii. 47
Flowers smell best whose leaves smell not, i. 386, how to enlarge
flowers, and increase their odours, i. 397, et seq. Flowers
growing amongst the corn, and no where else, i. 412, to have
flowers open at the sun's approach very obvious, i. 414. Flow-
ers, inscription of them on trees, i. 420, to induce colour into
flowers, i. 421. Flowers, how made double, i. 423, to make
them double in fruit-trees, ibid. Flowers, all exquisitely figured,
i. 443, numbers of their leaves, ibid. Flowers in gardens,

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ii. 363

ii. 379


Fly, the fable of it
Flying in the air of a body unequal, i. 521, of a body supported
with feathers

ii. 36

Foliambe, Francis
Folietanes, feeding on leaves, a religious order, why put

ii. 27

i. 500

i. 474

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the pope

ii. 370, 371

Followers and friends, ii. 370, costly ones make the train longer
than the wings, ibid. their several denominations
Fomentation, or bath
Food, the selling of that which is unwholesome, or at unreasonable
rates, how to be punished

. ii. 225

iv. 393

Force, all oppressions thereby how to be punished
Foreign plants, i. 437, 438, how best removed

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iv. 392

i. 454

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