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ii. 49, persons least apt to take it, ibid. Plagues caused by great
putrefactions, ii. 50, preservatives against it

ji. 49
Plagues from the putrefaction of grasshoppers and locusts, ii. 50,
a great one iu London

v. 156
Plaister as hard as marble, its composition, i. 519, rooms newly
plaistered, dangerous

ü. 51
Plantagenet, Edward, son of George, duke of Clarence, v. 9, had

been confined at Sheriff Hutton, by Richard III. ibid. shut up in
the Tower, ibid. rumour that he was to be murdered in the tower,

19, 20, had not his father's title, but created earl of Warwick,
v. 21, carried through London streets in procession on a Sunday,
v. 26, seduced into a plot by Perkin to murder the lieutenant of
the Tower, v. 153, 154, arraigned and executed on Tower-hill,


v. 155, the male line of the Plantagenets ends with him ibid.
Plantations of colonies encouraged by the Romans, ii. 326, the wis-
dom of that conduct

Plantations, ii. 335, how to be regulated with regard to speedy

profit, and the people with whom you plant, ibid. with regard to
soil, minerals, and produce, ii. 336, how the government, cus-
toms, and buildings are to be directed, ii. 337, when to be planted
with women, ibid. Plantations at home with regard to orchards,
gardens, hop-yards, woods, &c. iii. 454, a farther regulation of
foreign ones, iii. 456, fixing of them should proceed rather from

the king's leave than command, iii. 457. See Ireland.

ii. 316
Plane-tree watered with wine

i. 454
Plants, why of greater age than living creatures, i. 271, dignity of

plants, i: 391, acceleration of their germination, ibid. et seq. the
melioration of them divers ways, i. 397, et seq. cause why some
die in winter, i. 403, sympathy and antipathy of plants, i. 411, et
seq. utterly mistaken, i. 411. Plants drawing the same juices out
of the earth thrive not together, i. 412, drawers of much nourish-
ment hurt their neighbour plants, ibid. drawing several juices thrive
well together, ibid. several instances of each, ibid. designations
for further trials hereof, i. 413, 414, trial in berbs poisonous and
purgative, ibid. Plants that die placed together, ibid. trial whe-
ther plants will attract water at some distance, i. 416, 417, how
rendered medicinable, i. 417, curiosities touching plants, i. 419,
et seq. Plants will degenerate, i. 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, the
several causes thereof, ibid. transmutation of plants, i. 425, 426,
six designations thereof, i. 426, 427, 428, their several excres-
cences, i. 429, et seq. prickles of treès, i. 434. Plants growing
without seed, i. 435, 436, growing out of stone, i. 437. Plants
foreign, i. 437, 4:38, removed out of hot countries will keep their
seasons, i. 438, set in the summer season will prosper in colder
countries, ibid. seasons of several plants, i. 438, 439, 440. Plants
bearing blossoms, and young fruits and ripe fruits together, i. 440.
Plants with joints and knuckles in the stalks, i. 442, the causes
thereof, ibid. differences of plants, i. 443, some putting forth
blossoms before leaves, ibid. others, leaves before blossoms, ibid.
the cause of each, ibid. Plants green all winter, ibid. the cause,
ibid. and 444. Plants not supporting themselves, i. 444, 445, the


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cause of their slenderness, i. 445. Plants and inanimate bodies
differ in four things, i. 449, 450. Plants and metals in three, i.
450. Plants and mouldiness, or putrefactions, wherein they differ,
ibid. Plants and living creatures, their differences, i. 451, male
and female in plants, ibid. Plants whereof garments are made,
i. 453, 454. Plants sleeping, i. 454, Plants with bearded roots,
ibid. Plants esculent, i. 456, 457, parts in plants that are nou-
rishing, i. 457, seeds in plants more strong than either leaf or
root, the cause, ibid. in some not, ibid. Plants with milk in them,
i. 460. Plants with red juice, ibid. few plants have a salt taste, i.
461. Plants with curled leaves, i. 463. Plants may be translated
into other regions, i. 466, yet they like some soils more than
others, ibid. several instances thereof, ibid. Plants without leaves,
i. 512, singularities in several plants

i. 471, 472
Plates of metal assuage swelling

ii. 28
Plato, ii. 436, taxes Diogenes's pride, ii. 438, his comparing So-
crates to the apothecaries' drugs, ii. 443, his ridicule of Prodicus,

ii. 313, 343
Plato, his notion that all knowledge was but remembrance ii. 388
Plea, what is properly the matter of one

iv. 518
Pleadings, reasons for their being published.

iv. 210
Pleasure of the eye and ears, the effect of equality and good pro-

i. 297
Pleasure and displeasure of the senses

i. 484
Plenty in England remarkable in queen Elizabeth's time iii. 52
Plessis, Monsieur du, his book against the papal authority com-
mended . .

v. 308, 309
Pliny's mixtures of metals almost forgotten, ii. 189, bis account of
the Roman mirrour, commonly looking-glass

ii. 198
Plot, the powder-plot taken notice of

iv. 423
Plough followed, healthful

ii. 52
Plowden, Edmund

vi. 122
Plumb, of what colour the best, i. 421, the drier the better sort,

i. 422

i. 473
Plumosity in birds, its cause

Pluralities, in what cases allowable, and in what not so, ii. 547, some
remedies proposed to this abuse.

ii. 547, 548
Plutarch did not write the discourse De primo frigido, i. 278, his

account of Augustus's visiting Alexander's sepulchre, i. 514,
several observations of his, ii. 460, of fame and superstition, ii.
292, what he saith of Timoleon's fortune

ii. 351, 245

ii. 338
Pneumaticals in bodies

i. 373, 374, ii. 17
Poesy, i. 76, how divided

i. 89
Poets, the best writers next to the prose

ii. 437
Poisons, why attended with swellings, i. 366, of asps

i. 461
Poisoning of air

ii. 50
Poisoning, the particular heinousness of this sin set forth, iv. 473,

uo example of this sin is to be found in Scripture, iv. 448, is made
high treason, iv. 449, the great difficulty of getting clear proofs
in cases thereof, as is shewn by examples, iv. 474, &c. the mon-


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strous impiety of this sin, iii. 107, a design to poison queen
Elizabeth is discovered

iii. 116
Poisonings by smells, ii. 50, caution touching poisoning ibid.
Poisonous creatures love to lie under odorate herbs

i. 471
Poisons externally used draw venom

ii. 68
Poland, its state considered

iii. 56
Poor, concerning the ways of relieving them

iii. 390
Pole, William de la, brother to the earl of Suffolk, seized by Henry

v. 169
Politicians of the weaker sort great dissemblers, ii. 263, composition
of a complete one

ii. 265, 266
Polycrates's daughter, her dream

ji. 341
Polygamy disallowed

ii. 105
Polypbemus's courtesy, to be last eaten up.

iii. 508
Pomanders, or knots of powders, their uses

ii. 53
Pompey, ii. 433, says duty is more necessary than life, ii. 440. Vide
Cæsar, and ii. 375, how ruined by Cæsar

ii. 396
Pons, Jasper, a Spaniard, the pope's commissioner in the jubilee

v. 159
Pont Charenton, the echo there

i. 340
Pope, that he has power of deposing and murdering kings, is a dan-

gerous doctrine, iv. 421, the ill effects of this doctrine shewn in
many instances, iv. 422, the little respect some princes have
shewn to the pope, iv. 423, 424. Suarez's doctrine concerning
his power over kings

iv. 424, 425
Popes, what expected from them, when they affect the title of Pa-
dre commune

ii. 376
Popham, speaker of the house of commons, and afterward chief

ii. 447
Popularity, how far to be avoided by judges

iv. 497, 498
Poreblind men, why they see best near band

ii. 30, 31
Porter, Endymion

vi. 248
Portugal, its afflicted condition

iii. 55
Postea, what it is

iv. 96
Post nati, of Scotland, their case argued, iv. 319, &c. the state of

the question concerning them explained, ibid. their case, and that
of the ante-nati, different, iv. 329, must be either alien, or natural
born, iv. 329, confutation of the objections against them, as drawn
from statutes, iv. 330, 331, or from book-cases, iv. 335, more argu-
ments in defence of their being by law natural subjects of Eng-
Jand, iv. 344, 345, a query whether they are natural-born sub-
jects, iii. 299, though they are naturalized ipso jure, yet it is pro-

per they should be so likewise by act of parliament iii. 301, 302
Postures of the body, i. 499, to be altered every half hour ii. 224
Potatoe roots, i. 267, potted, grow larger

i. 409
Poverty of the learned

i. 18
Poulet, John, esq.

vi. 79
Poultis for the gout, and for other things

i. 272, ij. 225
Powder in shot

i. 248
Powder, white, without noise, seems impossible

i. 302
Powders and liquors, their incorporation

i. 353
Powder-treason surpasses all the barbarities of the heathens ii. 260


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v. 111

Powder and ammunition of all sorts we have at home iii. 451
Power sought by the loss of liberty, ii. 275. Power absolute and
cannot conclude itself

v. 116
Poynings, Sir Edward, sent with a navy in aid of Flanders, v. 84,

takes Sluice and Bruges, ibid. sent to the archduke Philip to dis-
miss Perkin, v. 102, sent to Ireland with a martial commission
above the deputy, the earl of Kildare, iii. 298, v. 111, his famous

Praise, the reflection of virtue, ii. 378. Praise in excess raises envy,
contradiction, &c.

ii. 379
Prayer of the clergy, benefit thereof in cases of felony, iv. 109, the

book of common-prayer, how to be respected, iv. 386, is compared
with preaching, ii. 537, 538, a set form thereof commended, ii.
538, of what it ought to consist, ibid. of lord Bacon's, ii. 489,
for a student, ii. 493, for an author, ibid. one made by Bacon
when chancellor

ii. 490
Præmunire, cases thereof, iv. 299, the proceedings, trial, punish-
ment, &c. therein

iv. 300
Prætors of Rome, great affinity between their office and onr chan-

. iv. 487
Preachers, a proposal for sending some into the most ignorant parts

of England, iii, 394, untit ones not to be allowed, ii. 542, if want.
ing, what remedies must be sought for, ii. 542, 543, not sufficient
for every parish, ii. 647, stipends allotted for some in Lancashire,

ii. 548
Precious stones comfort the spirits

ii. 65
Precipitation of metals, what

ji. 204
Prelates, when dangerous

ji. 299
Preparation of saffron, ii. 218, of garlic, ibid. of damask roses for

Prerogative of the king in parliaments, iv. 301, in matters of war

and peace, iv. 302, in matters of money, ibid. in trade and traffic,
iv. 303, in his subjects persons, ibid. of the king and law, not to
be considered separately, iv. 504, of the king, incommunicable,
iv. 305, &c. what persons they ought to be who have this power
committed to them, ibid, such authority delegated is derogatory
to the king, iv. 306, and also very dangerous, iv. 307. See Ma-

Πρεσβύτερος, is always distinguished from ιερεύς

ii. 539
Presence, the advantage of a good one

ii. 428
Preservation of bodies from corruption, i. 293. Preservation of

fruits in syrups, i. 455, also in powders, 456, when to gather
fruits for preservation, i. 456, also in bottles in a well, ibid. Pre-
serving grapes long, ibid. another way thereof.

i. 464
Preservation is the chief law of nature

jii. 235
Precedents, instances of the great reverence paid to them iv. 283
Pressure, what motion it causes in bodies

i. 247
Pretergenerations, history of .

i. 82
Pretext never wanting to power

v. 49
Pretorian courts

jii. 503
Prickles of trees and shrubs, i. 434, and animals

ii. 70

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Priest, Christian

ii. 89
Priest, the word to be changed to minister in our liturgy: ii. 539
Princes leaning to party, like a boat overset by uneven weight on one

side, ii. 284, advice to them, ii. 289, resemble the heavenly bo-

ii. 300
Princes cannot perpetuate their memory better, than by making

good laws, as is shewn by comparison with their other works, and
by examples, iv. 375, should take care to preserve each other's
life and reputation, even in times of hostility

iii. 40
Principation of metals, ii. 200, whether any such thing or no,
ibid. none such as sal, sulphur, and mercury

Privileged officers, an interruption to justice as much as privileged

places, v. 171. Privileges of members of parliament, when bur-

iii. 444
Privy counsellor's duty, iii. 445, 446. Privy council how to be

iii. 447
Privy counsellor, conspiring against his life how to be punished,

iv. 387
Probus, bis scheme to reduce the army

ii. 289
Procession, a pleasant observation upon one

ii. 458
Proclamation of king James before the book of common prayer,

iii. 436
Proclamation drawn for his first coming in, iii. 239, touching his style,

iij. 244
Proclamation for a parliament, a draught of one

v. 536
Procreations by copulation and by putrefaction, ii. 41, the cause of

Profanations, how to be punished

iv. 385
Prognostics for plenty or scarcity, i. 471, of pestilential years, i. 477,

499, č. 2, 3, 4, and cold and long winters, ii. 4, 5, by birds, ii.
7, 8, of a bot and dry summer, ii. 4, 5, by the birds also, ii. 5,
of winds, ii. 7, of great tempests, ii. 6, of rain, ii. 7, from living
creatures, ibid, from water-fowls and land-fowls, from fishes, ii. 8,
from beasts, ibid. from herbs, ibid. from aches in men's bodies,
ibid. from worms and vermin, ibid. from the sweating of solid

Prolonging life, i. 266, what state of life conduceth most to its pro-

longation, i. 350. Prolonging of life and restitution of youth, i.

237, four precepts for the prolongation of life, ii. 223, 224, 225
Prometheus, au emblem of human nature

ii. 262, 288
Promises of God, concerning the redemption of man, manifested

ji. 484
many ways
Property in lands, how gained, iv. 97, by entry how gained, ibid. by

descent how gained, iv. 99, 100, by escheat how gained, iv. 102,
by conveyance how gained, iv. 117, several ways of gaiving it in

goods and chattels, iv. 125, three arguments of property, iv. 219
Prophecies, exclusive of revelation and heathen oracles, ii. 341,342,

ii. 343
whence they derive their credit

iv. 389
Prophecies, spreaders thereof how to be punished

Prophesying, what it was, ii. 543, much commended

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