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Wheat set

i. 402
Whispering place, i. 310, you cannot make a tone, or sing in

i. 321


White, a penurious colour, i. 287, 421, in flowers commonly more
inodorate than other colours, whence, i. 421. White more deli-
cate in berries, whence, ibid. not so commonly in fruits, whence,


i. 302

White gun-powder
Whitehead favoured by queen Elizabeth
Whiteness, directions for inquiring into its nature, ii. 148, 149,

ii. 419

150, 151


vi. 217



i. 518, 519

White rose, the clearness of that title
White, Richard
Whitelocke, James, charge against him by Sir Francis Bacon, vi. 65,
some account of him, note (a), set at liberty vi. 68, note (b)
vi. 102
Whiting, Dr. John.
Wholesome seats, i. 516, 517, trial for them, ii. 4, moist air not good,
ibid. inequality of air naught
Wife, excused by law, if she acts in obedience to her husband in
felony, iv. 34, but not in treason, and why, iv. 35, loseth no dower,
iv. 110
though the husband be attainted of felony.
Wife and children hostages to fortune, ii. 267, reckoned only as bills
of charges by some, ii. 268. Wives good and bad, ibid. are
mistresses, companions, nurses, ii. 269. Wives of kings, ii. 298
Wilbraham, Sir Roger
vi. 111
Wildfires, why water will not quench them
Wild herbs shew the nature of the ground
Wilford, Ralph, counterfeit earl of Warwick
Will, conveyance of lands thereby, iv. 121, 122, the want of this
before 32 Henry VIII. was justly thought to be a defect of the
common law, iv. 121, what shifts people were forced to make be-
fore this method, iv. 122, the inconveniences therefrom of put-
ting lands into use, as they then did, ibid. the method of prevent-
ing this by several statutes, iv. 123, how lands are to be disposed
of by will, by statute of 27 Henry VIII. ibid. what limitations
several lands are under in this way of disposing, ibid. what it is to
have one proved, iv. 128, how a man's goods were formerly dis-
posed of when he died without a will, iv. 128, 129, what bishop
shall have the right of proving them, how determined. iv. 129
Will of man, branches of knowledge which refer to it i. 163
William I. declines the title of Conqueror, in the beginning of his
reign, v. 8, and claims by the will of Edward the Confessor,

i. 466

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William, duke of Mantua
duke of Bavaria
duke of Lunenburgh


duke of Juliers, Cleve, and Bergen
landgrave of Hesse
Williams, Dr. John, bishop of Lincoln, and lord keeper, receives
many applications from the marquis of Buckingham relating to
causes in his court, vi. 142, note (b) his letter to lord Bacon, vi.


iii. 7

iii. 13


iii. 14


293, letter to him from lord Bacon, vi. 325, his letter to lord Ba-

con •

vi. 337
vi. 222

Williams, Mr. licence granted to him,

vi. 23

Williams, Sir Roger
Williams, John, discovered to be author of a libel against king
vi. 74

James I. vi. 73, 74, note (a), executed
Willoughby, Sir Robert, sent to sheriff Hutton, v. 9, conveys Ed-
ward Plantagenet, and shuts him up in the tower, ibid. created
lord Brook

Winch, Sir Humphry, commended


Winds, southern, dispose men's bodies to heaviness, i. 383. Winds,
southern, without rain, feverish, i. 520. Winds gathered for fresh-
ness, i. 516, breathing out of the earth, ii. 5, 6, prognostics of
winds from animals

ii. 7


i. 429
v. 170

Winding trees
Windham, Sir John, beheaded by Henry VII.
Windsor treaty, with the king of Castile
v. 179, 180
Wine and water separated by weight, i. 250, trial thereof in two
glasses, ibid. when it will operate and when not, ibid. Spirit of
wine burned, i. 378, mingled with wax, the operation of it, ibid.
Wine, whether separated from water by passing through ivy-wood,
i. 246. Wine burnt inflameth less, because the finer spirit is eva-
porated, i. 252. Wine sparingly to be used in consumptions, i.
269, retards the germination of seeds, i. 392, said by the ancients
to make the plane-tree fruitful, i. 454. Wine best in a dry vintage,
i. 467, new wine let down into the sea presently made potable,
i. 473, for what bodies good, and for what hurtful, i. 496, how to
correct the Greek wines, that they may not fume or inebriate, i.
518. Wine for the spirits, ii. 217, against melancholy, ii. 218.
Wine in which gold is quenched, recommended, ii. 224. Wines
and woads not to be imported but upon English bottoms v. 63
Winter and summer sicknesses, i. 384, warm winters destroy trees,
i. 467, signs of a cold winter
i. 500, ii. 5


Winter sleepers
ii. 41
Winwood, Sir Ralph, reflected on by the lord keeper Bacon, vi. 162,
vi. 184
Wisdom for a man's self, or self-cunning, not to be over indulged, ii.
309, suits better with princes than private persons, ibid. no prime
officers to be chosen of this character, ibid. the self-cunning often
ii. 310
Wise men learn more by fools, than fools by wise men, ii. 451, dif-
ference between a wise and cunning man, ii. 305, such as are wise
only in appearance
ii. 313
Wit, we should distinguish between the saltness and the bitterness
ii. 334
Witches and conjurors are guilty of felony, iv. 295, how to be pu-
iv. 386
Witches said to eat man's flesh greedily, ii. 27, their confessions not
rashly to be credited, ii. 45, of what kind, ii. 46, work by ima-
gination, ii. 62, ointments said to be used by them ii. 69
Witnesses, how to be examined in chancery
iv. 520, 521

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iv. 501

i. 342

iii. 454

Woad, the sowing of it recommended

ii. 69

i. 268

Wolf's guts applied to the belly, their virtue
Wolsey, Thomas, employed to conclude a match for Henry VII.
with Margaret, duchess dowager of Savoy, v. 181, was then the
king's chaplain, ibid. his remarkable saying
vi. 291
Woman's milk, why only good for infants
Women making an ill choice generally maintain their conduct, ii.
244, 269, made capital to carry them away forcibly, v. 55, ad-
vanced by their husbands, should not alien, v. 117, the regiment
of them considered
iii. 489
Wonder, the impressions thereof, i. 493, in wonder the spirits fly
not as in fear, but settle
Wood shining in the dark, i. 370, bathed in hot ashes becometh


ii. 16

iii. 146, 185

Wood's declaration relating to Essex's treason

i. 416, 472
Woods, especially of ship-timber, the planting and preserving them,
iii. 454

i. 416

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Woodseare, found only on hot herbs
Woodvile, lord, uncle to the queen of Henry VII. v. 43, governor
of the Isle of Wight, v. 44, against the king's commandment
raises 400 men, and passes to the assistance of the duke of Bri-
tainy, v. 44, slain fighting valiantly for the Britains
Wool attractive of water through a vessel
i. 281
Worcester, earl of, his declaration concerning Essex's treason, iii.
Words are to be understood so as to work somewhat, and not to be
idle and frivolous, iv. 26, this explained by example, iv. 27, if
any ambiguity and uncertainty be in them in pleadings, the plea
shall be strictly against him that pleads, iv. 28, are so taken in
law, as no material part of the parties intent perish, iv. 251, rules
for the exposition of them, iv. 257, of reproach and contumely
frequent among the Greeks and Romans
iv. 407

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World supposed by some to be a living creature
Worms foretell rain
Worsley, William, a Dominican, and dean of Paul's, not tried for
Perkin's treason

v. 105

Wotton, Sir Henry, his sentiment how contemptible critics were, ii.
453, made provost of Eton
vi. 345
Wounds cured by skins of beasts newly pulled off, and whites of
eggs, i. 472.
Wounds made with brass easier to cure than with
Wrecks, statute relating thereto explained, iv. 48, how property is
gained in goods shipwrecked, iv. 127, what is properly a wreck,
Wrists have a sympathy with the head, and other parts i. 289
Writs original, no certain beginning of them, iv. 137. Writs of
covenant, and of entry, iv. 143. Writ of certiorari in the exche-
iv. 146
Writs which are not to pass without warrant from the chancellor, iv.


Wyche, Mr.

vi. 208, 246

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XENOPHON commends the nurture of the Persian children for
feeding on cardamon, i. 373, observes the Medes painted their

i. 501

ii. 397


Xerxes, how driven out of Greece by a rumour
Ximenes, cardinal, calls the smoke of the fire-arms his incense,

ii. 449


YAWNING hindereth hearing, because the membrane is extended,
i. 347, it is a motion of imitation, i. 352, in yawning dangerous to
pick the ear
i. 475
Years steril, cause corn to degenerate, i. 425. Years pestilential,
i. 499. See Pestilential.

Yellow colour in herbs, i, 423, less succulent, and generally stand
to the north
Yelverton, Sir Henry, solicitor general, vi. 132, his letter to lord
keeper Bacon, vi. 165, letter to him from the lord chancellor
Bacon, vi. 189, passes a strange book to one Hall for making
denizens, vi. 212, 214, exhibits an information against the Dutch
merchants, for transporting gold, vi. 214, 226, grows pert with
the lord chancellor, vi. 228, reflected on by the lord chancellor,
vi. 255, notes of the lord chancellor's speech in his cause in the
star-chamber, vi. 258, prosecution of him in that court, vi. 259,
260, 263, his case
vi. 258, 267
Yolk of the egg conduceth little to the generation of the bird, only
to the nourishment
i. 288
York, house of, the indubitable heirs of the crown, v. 9, the people's
affection to it.
v. 19, 23
Young trees, which bear best, i. 459, have more watery juices, and
less concocted
Younger brothers seldom fortunate where the elder are disinherited,
ii. 267
Youth and age, ii. 355. Youth seldom passed to the best advan-
tage, ibid. Youth and age, their advantages and disadvantages,
ii. 355, 356, the difference between the errors of young men and
old, ibid. a mixture of old and young recommended in business,
ii. 356. Young men more moral than old
Youth, in the youth of a state arms flourish
ii. 393


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ii. 37, 65

ii. 432

Zelim, the first of the Ottomans who shaved his beard
Nova Zembla
ii. 41, 51, 184
Zones torrid, less tolerable for heats than the equinoctial, three
causes thereof

i. 388, 389

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