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Poesy, a pleasure of imagination, i. 207; refers to the
imagination, i. 192; relates to the imagination, i.
187; is narrative, representative, and allusive, i.
192; no deficience in, i. 193; expresses the pas
sions and affections better than the works of philo-
sophers, i. 193; heathen, considered, i. 193; divine,
considered, i. 193; springs up without formal seed,
Poetry, Bacon's opinion of, i. 271.
Poets, allegory of the, as to knowledge, i. 164; make
men witty, i. 55; their picture of fame, i. 62; a
lightness in them to feign hope as a counter-poison
of diseases, i. 69.
Poison, cantharides fly, ii. 318.
Poisons, mixing of, ii. 318.
Poisoning, remarks on crime of, ii. 322.
Poisonous plants, ii. 84.
Poland, state of during the time of Queen Elizabeth,
Pole, Michael de la, case of, ii. 527.
Policies of state, an impediment to knowledge, i. 95.
Policy, an order in the government of an estate, ii.
138; books of, i. 191.
Politicians, unlearned, refer all things to themselves,
i. 168; predictions of, i. 206; objections to learning
by, i. 162; judged by events, i. 203; integrity of
learned, i. 168; their objections to learning answered,
Political economy, ii. 385.
Polycrates, his daughter's dream, i. 43.
Polyphemus's courtesy, ii. 205.
Pomegranates, their use, ii. 467.
Pompey, an answer of his, i. 114.
Praise of Elizabeth, discourses in, ii. 445.
Praise of knowledge, i. 174; a rudiment both of the
advancement of learning and of the Novum Orga-
num, i. 7, 79.
Praise, essay on, i. 56.
Praise of the king, i. 161.
Prayers, by Bacon, ii. 405.
Preachers, mode of educating, ü. 417; evils of igno-
rant, ii. 427.
Preaching, observations on, ii. 419; ministry, ii. 427;
education for, ii. 427.
Precepts, i. 236; vicious, i. 237; four, for health, ii.
Precipitation of metals, ii. 461, 462.
Precedents, sometimes satisfy more than statutes, ii.
179; importance of knowing, ii. 478.
Precursors; or anticipations of the second philosophy,
Predictions of politicians, i. 206; of astronomers, i.
206; of physicians, i. 206; to be despised, for the
spreading of them is mischievous, i. 43.
Preface, by Lord Bacon, i. 285.
Prefaces, great waste of time, i. 32; preoccupation of
mind requires preface, i. 32; too many before the
matter is wearisome; none at all is blunt, i. 41.
Preferment, upon what principle to be made; ii. 378;
caution to be used in, ii. 379.
Prejudice and ignorance, ii. 415.
Prelates, their contests with their kings, i. 27.
Præmunire, ii. 489; cases of, ii. 164; punishment,
trial, and proceedings in, ii. 165; for suits in the
chancery, ii. 514.
Prenotion and emblem, i. 212.
Pompeius Magnus, memorable speech of, i. 219; his Preparation, the first part of business, i. 32.
wisdom, i. 229, 234.
Pont-Charenton echo, ii. 41.
Poor, observations concerning their relief from hospi-
tals, ii. 240.
Pope of Rome, cartels of, ii. 389.
Pope Clement, Charles V. treatment of, ii. 390.
Popes, the most learned friars have ascended to be,
Popham's, the speaker, answer to Queen Elizabeth,
Population, greatness too often ascribed to, ii. 222;
more tokens of surcharge of people than of want
and depopulation, ii. 253; true greatness consists
essentially in, ii. 222.
Popularity, delight in, ii. 137.
Porches of death, iii. 508.
Portugal, state of, in time of Queen Elizabeth, ii. 248.
Possibility, nature of, ii. 440.
Postils of his majesty in Earl Somerset's business and
charge, ii. 517.
Post-meridian sleeps, ii. 16.
Post-nati of Scotland, argument respecting, ii. 166.
Postures of the body, ii. 99.
Pot-metal, ii. 459.
Poundage, hardship of, ii. 267.
Poverty of friars, Machiavel's observation on, i. 166.
Powder, the effect of the shot upon, ii. 8; as to sup-
ply of, ii. 383; white, dangerous, ii. 27.
Powders and liquors, incorporation of, ii. 46.
Powers, intellectual, discourse concerning, i. 104.
Power to do good, the lawful end of aspiring, i. 19;
knowledge is, i. 182.
Power and wisdom, difference between, apparent in
the creation, i. 174.
Poynings, Sir Edward, sent to invest Sluice, i. 343;
his commission to Ireland, i. 353; his memorable
law, i. 354.
Preparation and suggestion, i. 209.
Prerogative, Sir E. Coke's letter concerning, ii. 507;
defying of, ii. 508; danger to his majesty's, ii. 492;
turbulent bearing of Lord Coke concerning parts of
his majesty's, ii. 500; cases of the king's in Parlia-
ment, ii. 165; in war and peace, ii. 165; in matters
of money, ii. 166; of trade and traffic, ii. 166; in
the persons of his subjects, ii. 166; of the king
revealed by law, ii. 294; the king's, what, ii. 478;
first part of the law, ii. 450.
Prescripts in use, too compendious to attain their end,
Priest and minister, ii. 426.
Pressure, motion of bodies upon their, ii. 8.
Preserving ointments, ii. 466.
Preservation of bodies, experiment on the, ii. 108.
Pretors, Roman, their conduct, ii. 471.
Pride, impediment to knowledge, i. 95.
Primitive divination, i. 206.
Princes and governors, learned, advantages of, i. 164,
Princes, advantages of learned, i. 166, 177; the most
learned are the best, i. 162; conjunction between
learned, and the happiness of their people, i. 177,
Prince of Wales, ii. 381.
Prince Charles, dedication to, i. 314.
Principiation, or elements, ii. 460.
Priority of suit, as to granting an injunction upon
mere, ii. 472.
Private good, i. 221.
Privy council, how to form a, ii. 381.
Privilege, writs of, ii. 484.
Probus did himself hurt by a speech, i. 24.
Proclamation, or king's entry, ii. 451; or king's style,
Procedendo, when granted. ii. 480.
Proctor, Stephen, certificate touching his projects re-
lating to the penal laws, ii. 236.
Profit, contempt of, ii. 446.
Professions, universities dedicated to, i. 185; supplied
from philosophy and universality, i. 185.
Prometheus, or the state of man, i. 305.
I'romotion of officers, ii. 383.
Proofs, human, of advantage of learning, i. 302.
Properties, secret, ii. 136.
Prophecies, punishable by imprisonment, ii. 292; es-
say on, i. 43.
Propinquity, sympathy in, ii. 134.
Proserpina, or the ethereal spirit of the earth, i. 311;
or spirit, i. 310; fable of, quoted, ii. 23.
Prosperity, minds puffed up by, soonest dejected by
adversity, ii. 488.
Proteus, or matter, i. 297.
Proud men, all full of delays, ii. 195.
Provision for clergy, ii. 429.
Providences, judgments, &c., history of, i. 192.
Psalms, translation of, ii. 431.
Pulp of fish more nourishing than their flesh, ii. 14.
Purgative astringents, ii. 468.
Purge for opening the liver, ii. 466.
Purging, preparations before, ii. 18.
Purging medicines, how they lose their virtue, ii. 9;
experiment on, ii. 13.
Purveyors, speech touching, ii. 266; abuses of, ii. 267.
Purveyance due to the king, ii. 388.
Purification, of church, ii. 420.
Pursuit, objects of, i. 227.
Puteoli, court of Vulcan, ii. 106.
Putrefaction, most contagious before maturity, i. 175;
generation by, ii. 123; of water, ii. 109; touching
the causes of, ii. 113; of bodies, prohibition of, ii.
104; creatures bred of, ii. 92; preventing of, ii. 51;
inducing and accelerating of, ii. 50.
Pygmalion's frenzy an emblem of vain learning, i. 170.
Pythagoras, i. 198; a looker on, i. 222; philosophy
of, ii. 124; his parable, i. 34; his speech to Cicero,
Pyrrhus's teeth, undivided, ii. 101.
Lord C. Bacon, to Marquis of Buckingham, ii. 525;
demeanour and carriage of, ii. 525; letter to the
king touching proceedings against, ii. 524; when
beheaded, ii. 524; his saying that the Spanish Ar-
mada was driven away with squibs, ii. 200, 209.
Rain, scarcity of, in Egypt, ii. 103.
Rains and dews, how produced, ii. 10, 20.
Rainbow, sweetness of odour from the, ii. 112.
Rainsford, Sir John, his prayer to Queen Elizabeth to
set free the four evangelists, with the queen's an-
swer, i. 107.
Ramus, his rules, i. 215.
Ratcliffe, Richard, his attainder, i. 318.
Raveline, valour of the English at the, ii. 212.
Rawley's life of Bacon, notice of his great fame abroad,
Rawley's dedication of New Atlantis, i. 255.
Reading makes a full man, i. 55.
Reading on the statute of uses, iii. 295.
Reason, philosophy relates to the, i. 187; its limits, i.
239; the key of arts, i. 207; governs the imagina-
tion, i. 206; preserved against melancholy by wine,
Rebellion, her majesty's directions thereupon judicial
and sound, ii. 562; of Lord Lovel and the two Staf-
fords, i. 319.
Rebellions during Queen Elizabeth in England and
Ireland, ii. 285.
Receipts and finances, one of the internal points of
separation with Scotland, ii. 146; considerations
touching them, ii. 148.
Receipts, for cooking capons, ii. 15; medical, of Lord
Bacon, ii. 469.
Recipes for preserving health, ii. 468.
Recognisance, as to filing, ii. 484.
Recreation, games of, i. 205.
Recusants, harbouring, punishable, ii. 290.
Redargution, i. 210.
Reduction of metals, modes of, ii. 462.
Reference to masters, ii. 482.
Refining ore from dross, ii. 460.
Reform, ii. 415, 417; necessity for, ii. 421; of church,
ii. 421; bishop; err in resisting, ii. 417.
Pyrrhus's answer to the congratulations for his victory Reformer, true spirit of, ii. 421.
over the Romans, i. 118.
QUARRIES, query as to, ii. 463; experiment touching,
Queen Elizabeth, incensed at the book of History of
Henry IV. dedicated to Essex, ii. 337; report of
treasons meditated by Doctor Lopez against, ii. 216;
first copy of a discourse touching the safety of her
person, ii. 214; first fragments of a discourse touch-
ing intelligence and the safety of the queen's person,
ii. 214; her service in Ireland, considerations touch-
ing, ii. 188; her message to the Earl of Essex,
Queen of Bohemia, letter to, i. 276.
Questions, legal, for the judges in Somerset's case, ii.
516; touching minerals, ii. 458; of Meverel, ii. 458;
on religious war, 444.
Quicksilver, nature and force of, ii. 12; its property of
mixing with metals, ii. 459; metals swim upon,
Quiescence, seeming, i. 411.
Quinces, how to keep them long, ii. 83.
RABELAIS's saying after receiving extreme unction,
Raleigh, Sir Walter, anecdotes of, apophthegm respect-
ing, i. 107, 109, 122, 123; letter concerning, from
Reformation of fees, ii. 278; of abuses, ii. 267.
Rege inconsulto, case of, ii. 513; writs of, ii. 514.
Regimen of health, essay on, i. 39; of the body, i. 202.
Registry of doubts, i. 200; uses of, i. 200.
Register to keep copies of all orders, ii. 481.
Registers, directions to, in drawing up decrees, ii. 482;
to be sworn, ii. 481.
Rejection of natures from the form of heat, iii. 384.
Religion, unity in, essay of, i. 12; pure religion, is to
visit orphans and widows, i. 69; why religion should
protect knowledge, i. 83; many stops in its state to
the course of invention, i. 99; the most sovereign
medicine to alter the will, i. 105; impediment of the
heathen and superstition to knowledge, i. 95; of
the Turkish, i. 95; alteration of, by Elizabeth, ii.
245; advice upon, by whom, ii. 377; anabaptist, ii.
314; propagation of the Mohammedan, ii. 314; de-
fensive wars for, are just, ii. 202; propositions for a
college for controversies in, ii. 241; its three decli-
nations, i. 244; revealed, i. 239; advantage of phi-
losophy to, i. 176; necessary for the recovery of the
hearts of the Irish people, ii. 189; toleration recom-
mended, ii. 189; opinion that time will facilitate re-
formation of, in Ireland, ii. 191; of Turks, i. 438;
encouragement of, ii. 476.
Religion and philosophy prejudiced by being commixed
together, i. 195.
Religious censure, moralists', ii. 418.
Religious controversy, errors in, ii. 414; style of,
Religious war, questions in, ii. 444.
Religious sects, effects of extirpating by violence set
forth in the fable of Diomedes, i. 300.
Remembrances of the king's declaration touching Lord
Coke, ii. 500; for the king, before his going into
Scotland, ii. 537.
Remedies against the sirens, i. 313.
Remains, physiological, ii. 455.
Report of the Spanish grievances, ii. 193; of Lopez's
treason, ii. 194; order for confirmed, ii. 482.
Reports, Coke's faults in, not his own, ii. 499; letter
to the king touching a retractation by Lord Coke of
some parts of his, ii. 498.
Reporters, advice to appoint sound lawyers to be, ii.
Reputation, essay on honour and, i. 57.
Requests, against the court of, ii. 514.
Residence of clergy, examination of, ii. 428.
Residents, non, evils of, ii. 428.
Restless nature of things in themselves, ii. 108.
Respects, essay on, and ceremonies, i. 56.
Restitution, i. 301; letter touching, ii. 462.
Restorative drink, on, ii. 467.
Retreats, honourable, no ways inferior to brave charges,
Retrenchment of delays in equity, ii. 471.
Revealed religion, i. 239.
Revenge, memorable defence of the, under Sir Richard
Greenvil, when attacked by the Spanish fleet, ii.
210; essay of, i. 14.
Revenue, grants of, ii. 473.
Revenues of the crown must be preserved, ii. 388.
Revolt, the laws as to, ii. 364.
Revocation of uses, case of, iii. 280.
Reward, amplitude of, encourages labour, i. 184.
Rome, practice of the church of, i. 58; flourished most
under learned governors, i. 165; the perfection of
government of, and learning contemporaneous, i. 166.
Roman emperors' titles, ii. 266.
Roman law of homicide, ii. 297.
Roman unguent, receipt for, ii. 469.
Roman prætors, their conduct, ii. 471.
Romans, the most open of any state to receive strangers
into their body, i. 37; granted the jus civitatis to
families, cities, and sometimes nations, i. 37; always
foremost to assist their confederates, i. 38; the only
states that were good commixtures, ii. 140; liberal
of their naturalizations, ii. 140; which Machiavel
judged to be the cause of the growth of their em-
pire, ii. 140; their four degrees of freedom and na-
turalization, ii. 141, 170; their union with the La-
tins, ii. 155; after the social war their naturalization
of the Latins, ii. 155; naturalization of the Latins
and the Gauls, and the reason for it, ii. 224; their
empire received no diminution in territory until
Jovinianus, ii. 223; shortly afterwards it became a
carcass for the birds of prey of the world, ii. 223;
four of their kings lawgivers, ii. 234.
Roory, Owny Mac, Chief of the Omoores in Leinster,
Roots, more nourishing than leaves, ii. 14; of trees, ii.
86; three cubits deep, ii. 88.
Roses, preparation of artificial for smell, ii. 466.
Rose-leaves, preserving of colour and smell of, ii. 55.
Rose-water, virtue of, ii. 127.
Rubies, rock, are the exudations of stone, ii. 7.
Rules for a chancellor, ii. 471.
Rules and maxims of the common laws, iii. 219.
Rust, turning metals to, ii. 460, 461.
Rustics, why Pan the god of, i. 291.
Rutland, examination of Roger, Earl of, ii. 371.
Rhetoric, i. 215; too early taught in universities, i. Sabines, their mixture with the Romans, ii. 140.
186; tropes of, i. 180; imaginative reason the sub-Sabinian, the successor of Gregory, persecuted his
ject of, i. 207; compared by Plato to cookery, i. memory for his injustice to heathen antiquity, i.
216; its sophisms, i. 217.
Rheum, breakfast a preservative against, ii. 466.
Rhubarb, its property, ii. 14; contrary operations of,
Richard III., enormities committed by, i. 314.
Richardson's, Mr. Serjeant, excuse for the place of
speaker not accepted by the king, ii. 284; his rea-
sons for refusing the excuse, ii. 284.
Riches, essay on, i. 42; the poet's saying of, i. 73;
Mr. Bettenham's opinion of, i. 121; when treasure
adds greatness to a state, ii. 226; excess of, makes
men slothful and effeminate, ii. 227; greatness too
often ascribed to, ii. 222, 226; the great monarchies
had their foundations in poverty, as Persia, Sparta,
Macedonia, Rome, Turkey, ii. 157, 226.
Rice should be cultivated in new plantations, i. 41.
Right side, experiment touching the, ii. 121.
Rimenant, repulse of the Spaniards under Don John
of Austria, by the states-general, chiefly by the
English and Scotch troops under Colonels Norris
and Stuart, ii. 207.
Riot at Essex House, ii. 357.
Ripening of drink before time, ii. 89.
Rivers, navigable, great help to trade, ii. 387.
Robe of mercy, the white, ii. 319.
Sacrifice. No sacrifice without salt, a positive precept
of the old law, ii. 239; its moral, ii. 239.
Saffron, the preparing of, ii. 466; a few grains will
tincture a tun of water, i. 89.
Saffron flowers, distilled, good for, ii. 128.
Saggi Morali, the Italian title of the essays, i. 5.
Salamander, touching the, ii. 118.
Salique law, saying respecting, i. 117.
Salisbury, Owen, notorious robber, ii. 336.
Sal, as to its separation from metal, ii. 460.
Salt, history of, iii. 466.
Salt of lead, or sulphur, mixing of, ii. 460.
Salt water, experiments on, ii. 7; dulcoration of, ii.
Samuel sought David in the field, i. 208.
Sanctuary, the privileges of, i. 326.
Sand, of the nature of glass, ii. 105; better than earth
for straining water, ii. 7; liquor leaveth its saltness
if strained through, ii. 7; differences between earth
and, ii. 7.
Sandys, Lord William, confession of, ii. 371; his opi-
nion of Sapientia Veterum, i. 272.
San, Josepho, invades Ireland with Spanish forces in
1580, ii. 260.
Roberts, Jack, his answer to his tailor, i. 109; his Sanquhar, Lord, charge against, on his arraignment, ii.
saying respecting a marriage, i. 114.
Rock rubies, the exudation of stone, ii. 7.
Sap of trees, ii. 87.
Rolls, decrees drawn at the, ii. 482; examination of Sapientia Veterum, opinions upon, by Sandys and
court, ii. 484.
Sarah's laughter an image of natural reason, i. 239.
Satiety, meats that induce, ii. 46.
Saturn, i. 296; ii. 579.
Savil's, Mr., opinion respecting poets, i. 111.
Savil, Sir Henry, letter to, i. 104; answer to Coranus,
Savoy, state of during the time of Queen Elizabeth,
Savages, the proper conduct towards them in planta-
tions, i. 41.
Saviour's (our) first show of his power, i. 176.
Scale, nature of notes of, ii. 25.
Scaling ladder of the intellect, iii. 519.
Scaliger's sixth sense, ii. 91.
Scammony, strong medicine, ii. 9.
Scandal, charge against Sir J. Wentworth for, ii.
Scarlet, touching the dye of, ii. 122.
Scent of dogs almost a sense by itself, ii. 92.
Schoolmen. Cymini sectores, i. 55; the origin of
their cobwebs, i. 70; incorporated Aristotle's philo-
sophy into the Christian religion, i. 97; saying
of them by the bishops at the council at Trent, i.
Schools, too many grammar, ii. 241.
Science, authors in, ought to be consuls, and not
dictators, i. 172; error of over-early reducing into
methods and arts, i. 173; badges of false, i. 170;
the strength of, is in the union of its parts, i.
Sciences, want of invention in professors of, i. 174;
errors in the formation of, i. 173; confederacy of,
with the imagination, i. 172; imaginary, i. 199;
growth of, checked by dedication of colleges to pro-
fessions, i. 185.
Sciences and arts, invention in, deficient, i. 207.
Scientific efforts, on the combination and succession
of, ii. 557.
Scipio Africanus, Livy's saying of him, i. 48.
Scire facias, when awarded, ii. 484.
Scotchmen, the statute for voiding them out of Eng-
land, i. 343; speech on the naturalization of, ii.
Scotch skinck, how made, ii. 14.
Scotland, its state during Queen Elizabeth, ii. 248;
as to union with, ii. 383; truce with, i. 326; Perkin
Warbeck's reception in, i. 356; king of, ravages
Northumberland, i. 358; preparations for a war
with, i. 361; peace with, i. 364; suggestion of
courts for the borders of, ii. 143; the points wherein
the nations were united, ii. 143; external points
of separation with, ii. 144; internal points of sepa-
ration with, ii. 146; commissioner's certificate of
union with, ii. 149; argument respecting the post-
nati of, ii. 166; discourse of the happy union with,
ii. 138; considerations touching the union of Eng-
land and, ii. 143.
Scotland and England, union of, ii. 452, 454.
Scotus, his answer to Charles the Bald, i. 114.
Scribonianus, answer of his freedman to the freedman
of Claudius, i. 112.
Scripture, no deficiency in, i. 244; interpretation of,
methodical and solute, i. 241; interpretation of; i.
Scriptures exhort us to study the omnipotency of
God, i. 176; meditations on, i. 71; do not restrain
science, i. 82, 98; honour the name of the invent-
ors of music and works in metal, i. 98.
Scylla, fable of, an image of contentious learning, i.
171; the fiction of an emblem of the present phi-
losophy, i. 87.
Scylla and Icarus, or the middle way, i. 309.
Sea, lord admiral's right of determining as to acts com-
mitted on the high, ii. 502; the commandment of
it one of the points of true greatness in a state, ii.
223; different clearness of the, ii. 90; importance
of the mastery of it, i. 38; great effects of battles
by, i. 38; ebb and flow of, iii. 523; motions of, are
only five, iii. 523; the great six-hours diurnal mo-
tion principally treated, iii. 523; motions of cur-
rents do not contradict the notion of a natural and
catholic motion of the sea, iii. 523; grand diurnal
motion not one of elevation or depression, iii. 524;
elevated all over the world at equinoxes, and at the
new and full moon, iii. 524; objections to the opi-
nion that the diurnal motion is a progressive one,
from the fact that in some places wells have simul-
taneous motions with the sea, and from the fact that
waters are raised and depressed simultaneously on
the shore of Europe and Florida, considered, iii.
524, 525; ebb and flow of, from what cause it
arises, iii. 525; whence arises the reciprocal action
of tides once in six hours, iii. 528; explanation of
the difference of tides connected with the moon's
motion, iii. 529.
Sea-fish put in fresh waters, ii. 94.
Sea-shore, wells on, ii. 7.
Sea-weed, ii. 76.
Sea or other water, colour of, ii. 120.
Seas, rolling and breaking of the, ii. 121.
Seals, one of the external points of separation with
Scotland, ii. 144.
Seasons, pestilential, ii. 57; prognostics of pestilential,
Secrecy, a great means of obtaining suits, i. 54.
Secret properties, ii. 136.
Sects, the greatest vicissitude, i. 39; the two properties
of new sects to supplant authority, to give license
to pleasures, i. 61; the three plantations, i. 61; di-
versities of, i. 200; religious, effect of extirpating
by violence, i. 300.
Sedition and troubles, essay of, i. 22.
Seed, what age is best, ii. 88; producing perfect
plants without, ii. 76.
Seeds, most, leave their husks, ii. 86.
Self, essay of wisdom for a man's self, i. 31.
Self-love maketh men unprofitable like the narcissus,
Selden, John, to Lord Viscount St. Alban, ii. 530.
Senators, advantages of learned, i. 177.
Seneca, i. 210, 219; ii. 435; Nero's opinion of his
style, i. 111; his saying of Cæsar, i. 115; his saying
of death, i. 12; on prosperity and adversity, i. 14;
his prophecy of America, i. 43; why his fame lasts,
i. 57; his saying on anger, i. 59; his description of
Cæsar, ii. 234; government of Rome by, i. 165.
Senna, how windiness taken from, ii. 10.
Sense, Scaliger's sixth, ii. 91; imagination imitating
the force of the, ii. 107.
Senses, reporters to the mind, i. 162; greatest of the
pleasures of the, ii. 91; spiritual species which af.
fect the, ii. 128.
Sentences, collection of, out of the Mimi of Publius, i
127, 128; out of some of Lord Bacon's writings, '.
Sentient bodies, harmony of, with insentient, i. 412.
Sequela chartarum, i. 100.
Sequestration, where granted, ii. 481; of specific
lands, ii. 481.
Separation of bodies by weight, ii. 8; of metals
minerals, ii. 460.
Sepulchre, flies get durable in amber, ii. 24.
Serjeants, care in making, ii. 379.
Small, trivial things, the consideration of not below
the dignity of the human mind, ii. 559.
Sermones fideles, the title of the Latin edition of the Smell, preparations of artificial roses for, ii. 466.
Essays, i. 5.
Serpent, meditations on the wisdom of, i. 67.
Severus, his death, i. 12; his friendship for Plantianus,
i. 34; his character, i. 48; saying of him, i. 113;
Rome governed by, i. 165.
Seven wise men of Greece, anecdotes of them, i.
Sewers, suit for the commission of, ii. 485.
Sexes, different in plants, ii. 81.
Sextus V., Pope, character of, ii. 212.
Sextus Quintus, a learned pope, who excelled in go-
vernment, i. 165.
Shadows, experiment touching, ii. 121.
Shame causeth blushing, ii. 96.
Shaw, specimen of his translation of the Latin edition
of the Essays, i. 6.
Shell, experiment touching the casting of, in some
creatures, ii. 98.
Shellfish, touching, ii. 120.
Sheen Palace, burning of, i. 368.
Sheep, Cato's saying of, ii. 270; nature of, ii. 102.
Sheriffs of counties, choice of, ii. 379; their attendance
upon the judges a civility, and of use, ii. 379.
Shipbuilding, art of, in England, ii. 383.
Shot, the effect of, on powder, ii. 8.
Showers, when they do good, ii. 87.
Sextus Quintus, feigned tale of, i. 112.
Sibylla, burning two, doubled the price of the other
book, i. 77.
Sickness, Dr. Johnson's opinion of the three things
material in, i. 122.
Sicknesses, winter and summer, ii. 57.
Sight, experiment touching the, ii. 119; cause of dim-
ness in the, ii. 91.
Sigismond, Prince of Transylvania, the revolt, from
the Turks of Transylvania, Wallachia, and Molda-
via under, ii. 156.
Silk, a likely commodity in new plantations, i. 41.
Silver, weight of in water, ii. 464; and tin, mixture
of, ii. 456; making, ii. 457; incorporates with cop-
per, ii. 459; exportation of, ii. 283.
Simon, the priest, imprisoned for life, i. 325.
Simnell, personates Edward Plantagenet, i. 320; is
taken to Ireland, i. 321; his entry into Dublin as
Edward VI., i. 321; crowned in Dublin, i. 323;
taken prisoner in Newark, i. 325; made a scullion
in the king's kitchen, i. 325.
Simonides's reply when asked what he thought of
God, i. 120.
Simulation and dissimulation, essay of, i. 14.
Single life, marriage and, essay of, i. 16.
Sirens, or pleasures, i. 312.
Sister of giants, or fame, i. 294.
Situation, a fit situation necessary for the greatness of
a state, ii. 222, 228; excellent situation of Egypt,
ii. 228; of Babylon, although the sovereignties
alter, the seat of the monarch remains there, ii.
228; Alexander the Great chose Babylon for his
seat, ii. 228; of Persia, ii. 229; of Constantinople,
Skin, experiments touching the casting of the, ii. 98.
Skins, Chinese paint their, ii. 99.
Skull, experiment to aching, ii. 101.
Sleep, experiment touching, ii. 100; cold preventeth,
ii. 100; great nourishment to bodies, ii. 100; some
noises help, ii. 100; nourishment of, ii. 16.
Sleep all winter, touching creatures that, ii. 123.
Sleeps, post-meridian, ii. 16.
Smells, touching sweet, ii. 112; corporeal substance
of, ii. 112; experiment touching, ii. 58.
Smith, Sir T., his accusation, ii. 341.
Snakes have venomous teeth, ii. 101.
Sneezing, experiment touching, ii. 90; Guinea pepper
causes, ii. 127.
Snow, dissolves fastest upon the sea-coast, i. 102; se-
cret warmth of, ii. 92.
Snows, effect of lying long, ii. 87.
Soccage, heir in, when he may reject the guardian ap-
pointed by law, ii. 489.
Society, aversion to, is like a savage beast, i. 33; na-
ture of, an impediment to knowledge, i. 95.
Socrates, i. 188, 208, 210; excellent, though deformed,
i. 49; full of ostentation, i. 57; his saying when
pronounced by the oracle the wisest man of Greece,
i. 120; his opinion of Heraclitus the obscure, i. 120;
Cicero's complaint against, for separating philosophy
and rhetoric, i. 201; Hippias's dispute with, on his
sordid instances, i. 188; the accusation against,
was under the basest of tyrants, i. 166; his ironical
doubting to be avoided, i. 174; Anytus's accusation
against, i. 164; Plato's comparison of, to gallipots,
Soils, different for different trees, ii. 87; some put
forth odorate herbs, ii. 128.
Soisson, Count, apophthegm of, i. 107.
Soldiers, the fitness of every subject to make a soldier,
a point of true greatness in a state, ii. 223.
Sole government of bishops, error of, ii. 423.
Solitude, saying respecting delight in, i. 33; magna
civitas, magna solitudo, i. 33; a miserable solitude
to want true friends, i. 33.
Solomon, said to have written a natural history, i. 82;
natural history by, ii. 74; his saying respecting
business, i. 56; his praising a just man losing his
cause, i. 58; his novelty, i. 60; his parables, iii. 222 ;
his observations on the mind of man, i. 162; an
example of wisdom, i. 176; humility of, i. 176.
Solomon's house, plan to erect one, as modelled in the
New Atlantis, ii. 463.
Solon, his answer as to the best laws, i. 167; answers
of his, i. 113, 118, 120, 125; his speech to Croesus,
i. 37; his laws spoken of in grammar-schools, ii.
231, 234; had a spirit of reviver, though often op-
pressed, often restored, ii. 234; his answer to Cro-
sus's showing his riches, ii. 157, 225.
Solution of metals, qualities of metals should be as-
certained, ii. 460.
Somerset, heads of the charge against Robert, Earl of,
ii. 516; respecting Sir Francis Bacon's manage-
ment in the case of his arraignment, ii. 516; letter
to the king about, ii. 326; letter from Sir T. Over-
bury, ii. 509; charge against, ii. 321; his case,
questions for the judges in, ii. 516; questions for
the king's council in, ii. 516; his business and
charge, with his majesty's apostyles, ii. 517; his
examination, letter to the king about, ii. 331.
Somerset, Frances, Countess of, charge against, ii.
315; charge against, for poisoning Sir T. Overbu-
ry, ii. 318.
Soothsayer, Egyptian, worked upon Antonius's mind,