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and received of, i. 85; like water, never arises higher dower, ii. 176; where a prince's title is by law he can
i. 203; not always the best statesmen, i. 164; not
the best lawmakers, i. 238 ; write what is, not what
ought to be, law, i. 238; fees of, ii. 474.
Lawgivers are kings after their decease, ii. 230.
Lea, Sir James, temper and gravity of, ii. 477.
Learned men, discredit to learning from their errors,
ii. 224; its strength compared to a river, stronger at 168; objections to learning by, i. 162; morigeration
of not disallowed, i. 169 ; negligence of, i. 168;
sometimes fail in exact application, i. 168 ; poverty
of, i. 166; meanness of their employment, i. 167;
rewarded, i. 185; works relating to, i. 185; should
the manners of, i. 167 ; in obscurity in states com,
pared to Cassius and Brutus in the funeral of Junia.
beth erected four stipends for preachers therein, their countries' good to their own interest, i. 168.
Learned kings, &c., advantages of, i. 164, 165.
Learning, will defend the mind against idleness, i.
166; pleasures of the greatest, i. 183; humanizes
men's minds, i. 182; improves private virtues, i.
182; improves morals, i. 182; represses inconva-
by the fable of Orpheus, i. 177 ; does not under-
mine reverence of laws, i. 166; peccant humours
of, i. 172; want of inquiry in unlaboured parts of.
i. 186; division of, i. 187 ; objections of learned
men to, i. 166; makes men more ready to agree
than obey, i. 164; impediments to, i. 163; soft-
ens men's minds, i. 164; enlarges military power,
cution, ii. 292; reaches every wrong or injury, ii. preserved by the Christian church, i. 176; relieves
contentious, i. 169, 170; unprofitable, i. 171; times Letters from Lord Bacon, continued.
beth, i. 166; excellence of and propagation of, i. 162. Effiat, to the Marquis of, iii. 65, 158.
164, 165; comparison of, in advancing men, i. 183. Ely, to the Bishop of, iii. 30.
silver, ii. 108; salt of, with lead, ii. 460; weight 62, 200, 202, 203, 209, 210.
Falkland, to Henry Cary, Lord, iii. 142.
Fenton, to Lord, iii. 104.
Foules, to Mr. David, iii. 9, 38.
Fulgentio, to Father, iii. 64.
Gondomar, to Count, iii. 170, 216, 217.
Hickes, to Mr. Michael, iii. 162, 164, 165, 166.
Howard, to Lord Henry, iii. 56.
Keeper, to the Lord, iii. 105, 145, 192, 193, 194, 195,
Kemp, to Robert, iii. 8, 201.
iii. 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 32,
131, 134, 136, 148, 152, 158, 177, 180, 183, 184,
Kinloss, to the Lord, iii. 34.
Lea, to the Lord Treasurer, iii. 169.
Lenox, to the Duke of, iii. 140.
Lords, to the, ïïi25, 137.
Lucy, to Sir Thomas, ini. 53.
Master of the Horse, to the, ii. 19.
Matthew, to Mr. Tobie, iii. 10, 21, 31, 70, 71, 143,
149, 151, 152, 160, 168.
Maxey, to Mr., iii. 211.
May, to Sir Humphrey, iii. 135, 156, 158.
Maynard and Hickes, to, iii. 163.
526 ; iii. 26, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, Meautys, to Thomas, Esq, iii. 143.
Oxford, to the University of, wi. 211.
Palatine of the Rhine, to the Count, iii. 161.
Palmer, to Mr. Roger, iii, 157.
Petition intended for the House of Lords, iii. 137.
Play fer, to Dr., iii. 27.
President, to the Lord, iii. 168.
Letters from Lord Bacon, continued. Libel, observations on one published in 1592, ii. 242.
Libels, when frequent the signs of troubles, i. 22;
always favoured, ii. 413.
Liberators the third in honour, i. 58.
Liberty, motion of, what, ii. 8.
Licenses, good certificate required for granting, ii. 485.
Francis I., ii. 293; ancients did not consider it deep
offence, ii. 298.
Lies, why men love them, i. 11; why it is such a dis.
grace, i. 11; great effect of cross, i. 57; breed opi-
nion, and opinion brings on substance, i. 57.
Life, prolongation of, Aristotle's remarks concerning, ii.
15, 19, 20, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 72, 97, 194, 199. of, iii. 467 ; length and shortness of, in animals, ji.
475 ; in man, iii. 479 ; medicines for long, ii. 488 ;
canons of the duration of, iii. 512.
Light, topics of inquiry concerning, i. 452; kindling
of natural, i. 454; by refraction, ii. 402; moves
quicker than sound, ii. 37.
Light and sound, the agreements and disagreements
of the phenomena of, iii. 537, 539, 541, 542.
Light of nature, i. 239.
Light on water like music, i. 194.
Limits of reason, i. 240.
Lincoln, Earl of, joins in Simnell's conspiracy, i. 322 ;
525 ; iii. 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, Flanders, i. 323; slain at Newark, 325.
Liquids, separation of, by weight, appetite of, conti-
nuation in, ii. 10; effects of percussion on, ii. 8.
preservation of in wells, ii. 57; alteration of in
deep vaults, ii. 57; experiments touching the clari-
fication of, ii. 47; operation of time upon, ii. 119;
Liquor and powders, incorporation of, ii. 46.
Lisbon, expedition to, ii. 200.
Literary history, deficiency of i. 187; uses of, i. 187.
Littleton's advice to the professors of the law, ii. 167;
his book not of the nature of an institution, ii. 232.
Littleton and Fitzherbert, peculiarities of their writ-
ings, iii. 222.
Liturgy, i. 243; ii. 425.
Livia settled Tiberius's succession by giving out that
gustus on being met by naked men, i. 113; impoi.
soning figs on the tree, ii. 322.
Living creatures and plants, affinities and differences
in, ii. 81.
Macedon, mode of carrying on war, ii. 216; his
judgment of Alexander the Great, ii. 223.
Livy, his description of Cato Major, i. 46; of Scipio
Africanus, i. 48 ; his remark in the case of Antiochus
and the Ætolians, i. 57; his saying respecting Alex-
ander, i. 84.
from rhetoric, i. 216; induction by nature better
than as described in logic, i. 208; does not invent
sciences, i. 207; Alexander's reprehension of, and
feriors, i. 294; saying of, i. 118; his closeness was Logicians, induction of, errors of, i. 208.
the queen's person, ii. 216; the means he had to Mahometans, propagation of religion of, ii. 314.
body of, i. 202 ; the mind of, i. 202; faculties of, use
i. 227; without love faces but pictures, and talk a generalities, i. 198; nature of mind of, i. 161; as an
that man was microcosmus, i. 202 ; aliment of, i.
319; his flight to Flanders, i. 319; drowned near Man's understanding, i. 187; knowledge like water,
i. 193; flesh, venomous quality of, ii. 10; body, in-
Queen Elizabeth, ii. 247 ; observation that the same Man, Doctor, Ambassailor of Queen Elizabeth, ill
weather in, returns every thirty-five years, i. 60. treated by Philip of Spain, ii. 260.
Manlius, his protestation, ii. 364.
Agamemnon's sacrificing his daughter, i. 13; makes the, answered, i. 167; less corrupted by vicious,
to learning from, i. 166.
Manus Christi for the stomach, ii. 470.
military disposition, i. 38; advantage of ancient
states, that they had slaves to do the manufactures,
Marble, plaster growing as hard as, ii. 106.
Marcellus, humour of, ii. 487.
Mariners, how furnished, ii. 383.
Marius Caius, his conduct to the Cadurcians and de-
fence of it, i. 121.
i. 45; his opinion on the cause of the greatness of Marrow more nourishing than fat, ii. 14.
Martial law, useful in plantations, i. 41
Martial men given to love, i. 19.
Mason, Mr., witty answer of his, i. 111.
of the kings, ii. 138; natural, is defective, i. 199; Masques, when to be given at court, ii. 388.
Master of chancery taking affidavits, ii. 483.
Masters, reference to, ii. 482; certifying state of cause,
gistrates of the towns of Ireland, ii. 191; advice not Mathematical and logical part of inen's minds, i. 236.
to tender the oath of supremacy to them, ii. 191. Mathematical house, i. 269.
Mathematics, no deficience reported, i. 199; pure, i.
199; sharpen the doll wit, i. 199; if wandering,
fix the mind, i. 199; if too coherent in the sense,
no proportion between somewhat and nothing, i. 77. Menander of vain love, i. 227.
Merchandises, king's right of impositions on, ii. 278;
argument concerning impositions on, ii. 278.
Merchandise, foreign, ii. 385; ever despised by the
like a common strumpet, ii. 109; alteration of, ii. the decline of a state, i. 62.
Mercy, of despatch, ii. 487; its works are the distinc.
cerning the Latin translation of his essays, i. 5. comfort, ii. 380; the white robe of, ii. 319; to what
ii. 384 ; its variation, ii. 446.
pays forty shillings to the players to act Richard
the Second, ii. 365; evidence against, ii. 236,
Metal trumpet, ii. 456.
Metal, weight of, in water, ii. 464; drowning of the
base in the more precious, ii. 108; statues, ii. 456 ;
string, ii. 456; bell, ii. 456.
Metals and minerals, as to the union of, ii. 459 ; sepa-
ration of, ii. 460.
116; incorporation, uses of, ii. 456 ; drowning of, ii.
457; which melt easiest, ii. 460; adulteration of, ii.
459; versions of, ii. 459 ; quenching of, in water,
ii. 33; which contain different metals, ii. 460; ma-
turation of, ii. 49; orient colour in dissolution of,
Metaphysic handleth that which supposeth in nature a
reason and understanding, i. 196.
rupt bodies, ii. 343; change of, ii. 18; separate from Methodical delivery, i. 214,
Meverel, Dr., his answer to questions on variation of
metals and minerals, ii. 462 ; his answer to ques.
metals, ii. 459; his questions, ii. 458.
Mezentius, his torment quoted, ii. 16.
Midas, judge between Apollo and Pan, i. 183.
Military commanders, vainglory an essential point in,
Military puissance, its three main parts, men, money,
and confederates, ï. 213.
Military power, conjunction between learning and, i.
how strengthened, ii. 133; men's desire of, i. 190; Military virtues promoted, i. 181
i. 164, 165.
177; sweats of, ii. 8; union between all, ii. 443; from the cow what good for, ii. 15; spirits of wille
commixed with, ii. 465.