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Wheat set
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, wbence, i. 421. White more deli-
cate in berries, whence, ibid. not so commonly in fruits, whence,

White gun-powder

i. 302
Whitehead favoured by queen Elizabeth

č. 419
Whiteness, directions for inquiring into its nature, ii. 148, 149,

150, 151
White rose, the clearness of that title

White, Richard

vi. 217
Whitelocke, James, charge against him by Sir Francis Bacon, vi. 65,

some account of him, note (a), set at liberty vi. 68, note (6)
Whiting, Dr. John

vi. 102
Wholesome seats, i. 516, 517, trial for them, ii. 4, moist air not good,
ibid. inequality of air baught

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,
though the husband be attainted of felony

iv. 110
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

i. 518, 519
Wild herbs shew the nature of the ground

i. 466
Wilford, Ralph, counterfeit earl of Warwick

v. 154
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 lauds 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,

William, duke of Mantua

iii. 7
duke of Bavaria

iii, 13
duke of Lunenburgh

duke of Juliers, Cleve, and Bergen

iii. 14
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 (6) his letter to lord Bacon, vi.

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

vi. 337
Williams, Mr. licence granted to him,

vi. 222
Williams, Sir Roger

vi. 23
Williams, Jobn, discovered to be author of a libel against king
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

iv. 501
Winds vary sounds

i. 342
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
Winding trees

i. 429
Windham, Sir John, beheaded by Henry VII,

v. 170
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 wheni 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 med 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
of it

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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Woad, the sowing of it recommended

iii. 454
Wolf's guts applied to the belly, their virtue

ii. 69
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. bis remarkable saying

vi. 291
Woman's milk, why only good for infants

i. 268
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

ji. 16
Wood's declaration relating to Essex's treason iii. 146, 185

i, 416, 472
Woods, especially of sbip-timber, the planting and preserving them,

ii. 454
Woodseare, found only on hot herbs

j. 416
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, bis 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
World supposed by some to be a living creature

ii. 43
Worms foretell rain

ii. 8
Worsley, William, a Dominicaŋ, and dean of Paul's, pot tried for
Perkin's 1reason

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

i. 472. Wounds made with brass easier to cure than with

i. 520
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
ii. 41, 51, 184
Zones torrid, less tolerable for heats than the equinoctial, three
causes thereof

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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
Xerxes, how driven out of Greece by a rumour

ii. 397
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, exbibits 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 bis 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

ji. 393





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ii. 37, 65
Zelim, the first of the Ottomans who shaved his beard

ii. 432
Nova Zembla

i. 388, 389


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