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Marriage and single life, ii. 107. Marriage despised by the Turks,
Marriage by the book, and not by the sword, v. 75, between the

v. 138


crowns of England and Scotland, how caused
Marriage of wards, a political reservation of William the Conqueror,
iv. 103
Marrow more nourishing than fat, i. 266, of two kinds ⚫ i. 505
Marshal's office, what it is
iv. 316
Marshalsea first erected, iv. 85, its design, jurisdiction, and extent
Mart, letters thereof, how vain and dangerous a remedy of the Spa-
nish grievances
iii. 338
Martin, Richard, esq. his letter to Sir Francis Bacon, vi. 120, ac-
count of him
ibid. note (a)
Martin, lady, widow of Sir Richard Martin, her cause recommended
to the lord chancellor by the marquis of Buckingham vi. 270
Martyrdom miraculous, because it exceeds the power of human
ii. 391
Mary, second daughter of Henry VII. v. 176, married to Charles
prince of Castile, afterwards Charles V.
v. 184
Mary, queen, a conspiracy against her to kill her by a burning-glass,


i. 302

ii. 345

Massacre in Paris

ii. 260, 407

i. 108

Matrimony, what tempers best disposed for it
Matthew, Mr. some account of him

ii. 268
v. 282

Matthew, Dr. Tobie, archbishop of York
vi. 144, 396
Matthew, Tobie, acts the part of the squire in the earl of Essex's
device, vi. 22, note (b), letter to Sir Francis Bacon, vi. 91, ac-
count of him, ibid. note (a), letters to Sir Francis Bacon, vi. 112,
115, 117, 200, 217, 241, 246, he advertises his lordship of a
design of the Roman Catholics, vi. 327, a good friend of lord
viscount St. Alban, vi. 348, letters to him from that lord, vi. 348,
352, 354, 355, arrives at Madrid, vi. 348, a petition of lord vis-
count St. Alban put into his hands, vi. 372, letters to him from
lord viscount St. Alban, vi. 394, 395, 396, his letter to that lord,
vi. 395, his letter to him when attorney-general, vi. 91, he was
son to the archbishop of York
Maturation, i. 358, of drinks, ii. 14, of fruits, i. 358, 359, 360, 361,
ii. 25. Maturation or digestion, how best promoted by heat,
i. 359, 360, 361


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Maule, Patrick
vi. 188, 262
Maximilian, king of the Romans, v. 37, 40, unstable and necessitous,
v. 46, encouraged by Henry VII, to proceed to a match with
Ann, heir of Britainy, v. 65, and married to her by proxy, v. 67,
but when defeated, his behaviour, v. 77, 78, disappoints king
Henry VII. v. 88, his league with Henry VII.
Maxims in law, several advantages of a collection of them, iv. 16,
the method followed by our author in this collection, which is set
down and explained by instances; doubtful cases in them cleared


v. 114

up, where they take place, and in what cases they fail,

iv. 16 to 81
Maxwell, James, wishes lord viscount St. Albans well vi. 371
Maxwell, Robert
vi. 192
May, Sir Humphry, chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, vi. 255,
letters to him from the lord Bacon
vi. 278, 374
Maynwaring, Sir Arthur.
vi. 218
Mayor and companies of London receive Henry VII, at Shoreditch,
v. 10, meet pope Alexander's nuncio at London-bridge, v. 141
Meats inducing satiety
i. 354
Meautys, Thomas, brought to kiss the king's hand, vi. 288, letters
to the lord St. Alban, vi. 300, 302, 304, 314, 315, 319, 327,


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Mecænas, his advice to Augustus, touching Agrippa

ii. 316



i. 110
Mediator, the necessity thereof, ii. 482, the mystery of this dispen-


i. 118.

Medicines changed, helpful

i. 277

Medicines which affect the bladder, i. 288. Medicines condensing

which relieve the spirits

i. 500

Medicinable herbs, i. 417, soporiferous medicines
Megrims, whence

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Melancholy, preservative against it

Melancholy persons dispose the company to the like
Melioration of fruits, trees, and plants

Melo-cotones, i. 400, grow best without grafting, i.


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Melting of metals, observations thereon
Memory, the art of, i. 132, ii. 63, persons better places than

ibid. Memory, how strengthened

iv. 345
ii. 449

Men, are all by nature naturalized towards one another,

ii. 203

Merchandises, an argument proving the king's right of impositions
on them
iii. 373
Merchandising, how to be ordered after the union of England and
iii. 284
Merchants, their importance, ii. 299, how they convey blessings to
any country, ii. 352, promoted by Henry VII. v. 51, 127, &c.
negociations about them directed by queen Elizabeth, iii. 448
Merchants, several errors in their complaints about trade, iii. 332,
&c. the hardships of those who trade to Spain and the Levant,
ibid. they ought not to urge to a direct war upon account of
their particular sufferings by the enemy, iii. 334, their injuries
farther shewn to be not so great as represented, iii. 335, a report
of the earl of Salisbury and earl of Northampton's speeches con-
cerning their petition upon the Spanish grievances, iii. 330, to
347, are divided into two sorts, iii. 331, several considerations
relating to them.
iii. 331, &c.
Mercurial and sulphureous bodies

i. 373

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i. 397, et seq.

404, the cause


ii. 200

ii. 69

i. 499

ii. 217

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ii. 69

Mercy and justice the two supports of the crown, iii. 437, 443,
iii. 452
Merick, Sir Gilly, the effect of what passed at his arraignment,
iii. 179

i. 389

Meroë, the metropolis of Ethiopia
Messages of the king, whether to be received from the body of the
council, or from the king's person only, iii. 369, how far the
authority of the king is concerned in this question, iii. 370, how
far the house of commons is concerned in it also, ibid. from the
king to the commons are to be received by their speaker, iii. 372
Metals, the colours they give in dissolution, i. 350, the causes

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Metals and plants, wherein they differ, i. 450, growing of metals,
i. 524, drowning of metals, i. 525, refining of metals not sufficiently
attended to, ii. 21. Metalline vapours hurtful to the brain, ii. 51
Metals, an inquisition touching the compounding of them, ii. 187,
for magnificence and delicacy, ii. 189, drowning of metals, ii. 190,
separation of them, ii. 199, 200, 201, variation of them, ii. 201,
202, 203, all metals may be dissolved, ii. 205, often fired and
quenched grow churlish, and will sooner break than bow, v. 145.
Bell-metal, how compounded, ii. 198, sprouting of metals, ii. 202,
205, tinging of metal, ii. 201, volatility of metals, its degrees,
ii. 203, fixation of metals

i. 104

ii. 445

Metellus opposes Cæsar

Methusalem water.

ii. 219

Meverel, his answer touching minerals

ii. 197, 200

Military men, when dangerous to a state, ii. 289, 300, love danger
better than labour, ii. 327, had greater encouragement from the
ancients than the moderns, ii. 330, how improved here, v. 62, 63
Military men, how to be punished if they go abroad without proper
iv. 389
Military puissance consists of men, money, and confederates, iii. 531
Milk, warm from the cow, a great nourisher, i. 268, a remedy in
consumptions, ibid. how to be used, ibid. cow's milk better than
ass's or woman's milk, ibid. Milk in beasts how to be increased,
i. 517. Milk used for clarification of liquors, i. 357, good to
steep divers seeds in, i. 406, preserving of milk, i. 385. Milk in
i. 460

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Mildew on corn from closeness of air, i. 416, 469, but seldom

comes on hills and champaign grounds


i. 469

Minced meat a great nourisher, i. 269, how to be used
Mind, cultivation of
i. 161, 177, 192
Minerals, i. 486, ii. 194, should be industriously followed, iii. 455
Minerals, questions and solutions about incorporating them, ii. 194
Mines, a law case relating to them between lessor and lessee, iv. 222
are part of an inheritance
iv. 214
Ministry, equality therein in the church is condemned, ii. 512, an
able one to be chosen, ii. 541, a very good method in training
them up
ii. 542, 548
Minorities, states often best governed under minorities, whence, i. 13

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Minos, in what his laws were famous
iv. 377
Mint, a certificate relating to the scarcity of silver there iii. 383
Miracles to be distinguished from impostures and illusions, ii. 91,
the end of them, ibid. were never wrought but with a view to
man's redemption,
ii. 483


Misseltoe, a particular account of it

Mithridates .


ii. 401, 402

Mitchel, Sir Francis
vi. 187, 194, note (b)
Misadventure, what it is, iv. 405, in case thereof cities of refuge


Misprision of treason, how a man becomes guilty thereof, iv. 293,
the method of trial, punishment, and other proceedings relating


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i. 433

ii. 445



Mixture of solids and fluids diminishes their bulk, i. 261, what bo-
dies mix best
i. 350, 353
Mixture of earth and water in plants, i. 374. Mixture of kinds in
plants not found out, i. 410. Mixture imperfectly made, ii. 13,
of liquors by simple composition
ii. 213
Mixtures, concerning perfect and imperfect ones, iii. 264, two con-
ditions of perfect mixture
iii. 266

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Moist air, how discovered
Moisture adventitious, cause of putrefaction, i. 365. Moisture qua-
lifying heat, the effect, i. 489. Moisture, the symptom of its
abounding in human bodies, i. 478, 479. Moisture increased by
the moon, ii. 38, 39, trial of it in seeds, ii. 39, in men's bodies,
ii. 39, 40, force of it in vegetables
i. 414
Mompesson, Sir Giles, censured for his severe oppressions, v. 451,
vi. 187, 194
Monarchy without nobility absolute, ii. 282. Nebuchadnezzar's
tree of monarchy, ii. 325, abridgment of monarchy to be master
of the sea, ii. 329, elective and hereditary
iii. 500
Monarchical government, difference between it and commonwealths,
iv. 322, commended, iii. 404, iv. 322, is founded in nature, iv.
322, two arguments in proof thereof taken from the patterns of
it, found in nature and original submissions, with motives thereto
ibid, &c.
Monarchies, the poor beginnings of several taken notice of, iii. 307,


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Money, like muck, not good, except it be spread, ii. 287, how far
the sinews of war
ii. 324
Monies, upon the union of England and Scotland, to have the same
image, superscription, &c. iii. 277, to counterfeit, clip, &c. the
king's money, is high treason, iv. 388, the fineness of it an ad-
vantage of queen Elizabeth's reign

iii. 54

vi. 193

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Monk, Sir Thomas .
Monopolies, their improvement, ii. 340, the cankers of all trading

iii. 456

iii. 333

i. 410

Monopoly, a company so called, dissolved.
Monsters in Africa, their original
Montagu, Sir Henry, vi. 97, made lord chief justice of the king's
bench, vi. 131, 189, 203, 226, made lord treasurer vi. 263. 265
vi. 189

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Montagu, bishop of Bath and Wells, some account of him v. 436
Montgomery, Philip earl of, vi. 302, commended for his honesty
vi. 360, 362
Moon attractive of heat out of bodies, i. 279, means of the trial of

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Moon's influences, ii. 38, 39, 40, it increaseth moisture
Moors eat no hares' flesh, ii. 454, of Valentia, their extirpation
iii. 474

More, Sir Thomas, ii. 425, his pleasant way of repressing bribery,
ii. 426. See ii. 451, 455.

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Morley, lord, sent with 1000 men to aid Maximilian, v. 66, raises
the siege of Dixmude, and is slain
Morley, acts the part of the secretary of state, in the earl of Essex's
vi. 23, note (b)

ii. 258

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i. 464

i. 366

Morrice-dance of heretics, a feigned title
Morsus diaboli, an herb, why so called
Mortification proceeding from opiates, or intense colds
Mortified parts by cold must not approach the fire, i. 520, eured
by applying snow, ibid. or warm water
Morton, John, bishop of Ely, made counsellor to Henry VII. v. 17,
and archbishop of Canterbury, v. 17, his speech to the parlia-
ment as chancellor about the affair of Brittany, v. 46, thought
to advise a law for his own preservation, v. 55, grows odious to
court and country, ibid. his answer to the French king's ambas-
sadors, v. 74, his crotch or fork to raise the benevolence, v. 81,
created cardinal, v. 85, reckoned a grievance by the people, v.
120, his death, v. 158, an inveterate enemy of the house of York

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Mountain, Dr. George, bishop of London
Mountains, great, foreshew tempests early

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Moss, a kind of mouldiness of earth and trees, i. 367, 450. Vide
429, 430, where it groweth most, i. 430, 431, the cause of it,
ibid. what it is, ibid. Moss, sweet, ibid. in apple-trees, sweet,
i. 431, ii. 12, in some other trees, i. 461, of a dead man's skull
stanched blood potently
ii. 70

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i. 481

Mother, suppressed by burning feathers, and things of ill odour

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i. 368

Mother's diet affecteth the infant in the womb
Motion hindereth putrefaction.
Motion of bodies caused by pressure, i. 247.
Motion of liberty, i.
248. Motion of gravity, i. 510. Motion of consent, i. 262, 274,
ii. 30, 47. Motion in men by imitation, &c. i. 352. Motion
after death, i. 389. Motion of attraction would prevail, if mo-
tion of gravity hindered not, i. 487, a body in motion moved
more easily than one at rest, why, i. 510. Motion of nexe, ii. 37,
projectile motion, its cause

i. 510

Motto of king James

iii. 449
i. 419
i. 367, i. 450

Moulds to make fruits of any figure
Mouldiness, an inception of putrefaction
Montaigne, his reason why the lie given is so odious a charge,
namely, because it implies a man's being brave towards God,
and a coward towards men

ii. 255

vi. 320


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