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its generation and the first percussion, iii. 535;
whether its form is any local and perceptible motion
of the air, iii. 535; three experiments wherein
sound is generated contrarily to the perceptible mo-
tion of the air, iii. 536; is generated by percus-
sions, iii. 536; air required for its generation,
iii. 536; whether flame would suffice instead of air,
iii. 536; lasting of, and its perishing, iii. 537;
confusion and perturbations of sounds, iii. 537;
compared with light, why many visibles seen at
once do not confound one another, and many
sounds heard at once do, iii. 537; of the variety of
bodies yielding it, instruments producing it, iii. 540;
species of sounds, iii. 540; circumstances regulating
the pitch in various sonorous bodies, iii. 540;
multiplication, majoration, diminution, and fraction
of, iii. 540; time in which its generation, extinction,
and transmission, are effected, iii. 543; less quick-
ly transmitted than light, iii. 543; of its affinity
with the motion of the air in which it is carried,
iii. 543; aids and impediments of, stay of, iii. 538;
diversity of mediums of, iii. 538; and hearing,
history and first inquisition of, iii. 535; commu-
nion of the air percussed with the ambient air and
bodies, iii. 544; penetration of, iii. 538; whether
heard under water, iii. 538; whether it can be
generated except there be air between the percuss-
ing and percussed body, iii. 538; carriage, direc-
tion, and spreading of the area it fills, iii. 539; com-
pared with light, the former may be conveyed in
curved lines, iii. 539.
Sounds, water may be the medium of, ii. 107; passage
and interception of, ii. 37; mixture of, ii. 38; ma-
joration of, ii. 31; the motion of, ii. 36; how the
figure through which sounds pass vary the, ii. 38;
melioration of, ii. 39; spiritual and fine nature of,
ii. 44; do not make impressions on air, ii. 44; the
reflection of, ii. 40; generation and perishing of,
ii. 44; antipathy or sympathy of, ii. 43; imitation
of, ii. 39; causes of variation in, ii. 38; conserva-
tion and dilatation of, ii. 28; nullity and entity of, ii.
26; exility and damps of, ii. 29; dilatation of, ii.
29; created without air, ii. 29; carriage of, to
distance, ii. 32; quality and inequality of, ii. 32;
communication of, ii. 32; loudness or softness of,
ii. 32; go farthest in the forelines, ii. 36; the
medium of, ii. 37; lasting and perishing of, ii. 36;
in inanimate bodies, ii. 35; exterior and interior,
ii. 34; in waters, ii. 33; different sorts of, ii. 24;
strange secret in, ii. 35; and air, ii. 28; motion of,
ii. 28; cause of, ii. 8; cold weather best for, ii. 39.
Southampton, Earl of, his examination after his
arraignment, ii. 373; confession of, ii. 352.
Southern wind, healthfulness of the, ii. 106.
Sovereignty, of the king's, ii. 276.
Spalato, Archbishop, Bishop Andrews's opinion of
him, i. 121.
Spaniards, il success of their encounters with the
English, ii. 200, 207; their attacks upon England,
ii. 206; where they once get in they will seldom
be got out, an erroneous observation, ii. 200, 213;
seem wiser than they are, i. 33; do not naturalize
liberally, i. 37; proud, and therefore dilatory, ii.
195; their ill successes, ii. 200.
Spain, alliance with, no security against its ambition,
ii. 214; speech of a counsellor of state to the
king of, ii. 214; Queen Elizabeth's subjects refuge
in, and conspire against her person, ii. 215; report
on the grievances of the merchants of, ii. 193;
notes of a speech concerning a war with, ii. 199;
considerations touching a war with, ii. 201; com-
parison of the state of England and Spain in 1588.
ii. 212; king of, endeavours to alienate the King
of Scotland from Queen Elizabeth, ii. 216; solicits
an English nobleman to rise against her, ii. 216;
endeavours to take her life by violence of poison,
Sparta, jealous of imparting naturalization to their
confederates, ii. 155; the evil effects of it, ii. 155;
the surprise of Thebes by Phoebidas drew a war to
the walls of, ii. 202.
Spartan boys, their fortitude, i. 105.
Spartans, of small despatch, i. 32; their dislike of
naturalization the cause of their fall, i. 37; their
state wholly framed for arms, i. 38; their forti-
tude, i. 46.
Species, visible, experiment touching, ii. 102.
Speculum regale, work touching the death of the
king, ii. 510.
Speech, length and ornament of, to be read for persua-
sion of multitudes, not for information of kings, ii.
142; must be either sweet or short, ii. 486; arts
of, university lectures on, advice to raise the pension
out of the Sutton Estate, ii. 241; in the Star
Chamber against Sir H. Yelverton, ii. 525; on
grievances of commons, ii. 272; to Sir William
Jones, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, ii. 476; on
taking place in chancery, ii. 471; to Justice Hut-
ton, ii. 478; to Sir J. Denham, on his being made
Baron of the Exchequer, ii. 477.
Speeches, hurt done to men by their, i. 24; long
speeches not fit for despatch, i. 32; differences be
tween speech and thought, i. 34; of a man's self
ought to be but seldom, i. 40; better to deal by
speeches than letter, i. 53; the three forms of
speaking which are the style of imposture, i. 70;
notes of, on a war with Spain, ii. 199; on the natu-
ralization of the Scotch, ii. 150; on the union of
laws with Scotland, ii. 158; on the post-nati of Scot-
land, ii. 166; drawn up for the Earl of Essex, ii. 533.
Spencer, Hugh, his banishment, and the doctrine of
the homage due to the crown then expressed,
Statement, legitimate mode of, iii. 534
Sphynx, or science, i. 309.
Spiders, the poison of great, ii. 318; and flies get a
sepulchre in amber, iv. 66.
Spirit, of wine, with water, ii. 465; concerning the
mode of expansion of matter in, ii. 569; of the
earth, i. 311; of man and of nature, how differing,
Spirits, wine for the, ii. 466; bracelets to comfort, ii.
132; medicines that relieve the, ii. 99; transmission
of, ii. 124; emission of, in vapour, ii. 126, flight of,
upon odious objects, ii. 107; evacuation of, ii. 92;
next to God, i. 175.
Sponge and water, weight of, ii. 464.
Sponges, the growth of, ii. 94.
Spots of grease; how to take out, ii. 22.
Sprat's notice of Bacon, i. 278.
Springs, where generated, ii. 10; their powerful
qualities, ii. 462; on high hills the best, ii. 58.
Sprouting of metals, ii. 461, 462.
St. John, Mr. Oliver, charge against, for slander,
St. Paul, speech of himself and his calling, i. 57; the
use of his learning, i. 176; his admonition against
vain philosophy, i. 163.
Stag, bone sometimes in the heart of a, ii. 101.
Stage, allusion to the writers for, in Queen Eliza-
beth's time, ii. 307; beholden to love, i. 18
Stanching of blood, experiment on, ii. 18
Stanford, Sir William, reports of, ii. 502.
Star Chamber, against levying damages, ii. 513;
speech in the, ii. 475; decree against duels, ii. 300;
forfeitures of the, ii. 388; its severity in suppressing
force and fraud, ii. 253; formalities in, ii. 343.
Star, what is meant by the opinion that it is the
denser part of its own sphere, ii. 584.
Stars, their beams have no heat, i. 100; old ones, not
true that they are not subject to change, ii. 582;
question respecting the substance of, ii. 585; whe-
ther kept alive by sustentation, ii. 587; whether
increased or lessened, generated, extinguished, ii.
587; whether, during long lapses of ages, stars are
produced and decomposed, ii. 586; should be in-
quired whether give light of themselves, or whether
received from the sun, ii. 586; whether that be
the true number of them which is visible, ii. 588;
what are the real dimensions of each star, ii. 588;
what data there are for determining them, ii. 588;
true distances of, for determining, if possible, if not
comparative should be ascertained, ii. 689.
Statute, reading on the, iii. 295.
Statesmen, government most prosperous under learn-
ed, i. 165; the greatest have not only seemed but
been religious, i. 70; those who ascribe all things
to their own cunning have been counterfeit, i. 71.
State of Europe, i. 282; máxims in, that all countries
of new acquest till settled are rather matters of
burden than strength, ii. 212; the just estimate
of the power of a state subject to error, and that
error subject to perilous consequences, ii. 222;
greatness of, ii. 222, 228; (see Greatness;) con-
tained in the two words, præmium and pœna,
States, embassies to foreign, ii. 382.
Statue, metal, ii. 456.
Stature and growth, acceleration of, ii. 53.
Statute of Carlisle, ii. 506.
Statutes, accumulation of, create uncertainty in law,
ii. 231; the reformation of, consists of four parts,
ii. 233; suggestion for the reform and recompiling
of, ii. 233; for repeal of, touching Scotland whilst
the kingdoms stood severed, ii. 233.
Stephen's remarks on the publication of the apoph-
thegms, i. 10.
Stercoration, help of ground, ii. 79.
Studies, set hours proper for, not agreeable, i. 45; essay
on, 55; their use, i. 55; they teach not their own
use, i. 55.
Studies of learned men, discredit to learned from, i. 166
Study, mode of, adopted by Queen Elizabeth, i. 179.
Stutting, experiment touching ii. 57.
Style of the king, suggestions relating to, ii. 145.
Style of religious controversy, ii. 413.
Style of delivery, i. 214.
Style, not to be neglected in philosophy, i. 170.
Styptic to stay fluxes, ii. 467.
Styx, or league, i. 289; to swear by the sacrament of
the ancients, i. 289.
Suarez, his treasonable letter, ii. 390.
Sublimation of metals, ii. 461, 462.
Subsidies, statutes of, ii. 280.
Subsidy, speech on the motion of a, ii. 286.
Substances, hard ones in the bodies of living creatures,
Subdivision of labours, its produce on the mind, i. 86.
Subordinate magistrates, ii. 293. ·
Succession to the crown, instances where they were
not declared, ii. 251.
Succession, hereditary, ii. 424.
Suckling, Sir John, ii. 526.
Suffocations, the most dangerous diseases in the body,
and also in the mind, i. 33.
Sugar, where found, ii. 82; experiment touching, ii.
116; with oil of almonds, ii. 466.
Suggestion and preparation, i. 209.
Suit, demurrers for discharging the, ii. 482; pleas for
discharging, ii. 482.
Suitors, to a minister, advice how to behave towards,
ii. 376; essay on, i. 54; different motives for under-
taking suits, i. 54; in the courts of chancery, ii. 472.
Suits, what sort of, dismissed, ii. 480; injunctions for
stay of, ii. 482; commission of, advice to the king
for reviving, ii. 520; on commissions for charitable
uses, ii. 485.
Sulphur, salt, and mercury, separation of, ii. 460.
Sulphur and mercury, experiments on, ii. 53; and salt,
history of, iii. 466.
Sulpitins Galba's persuasions for the Romans to war
with the late Philip, King of Macedon, ii. 204.
Summer, great droughts in, ii. 109.
Summary philosophy, its principles, i. 196.
Steward, Dr., letter concerning, from Buckingham to Sun, magnetical of moisture, ii. 19; hotter when be-
Lord Chancellor Bacon, ii. 525.
Stillicides of water, ii. 10.
Stillatories, compression of vapours in, ii. 10.
Stilpo, saying of him, i. 120.
Stobaeus's apophthegms draw much dregs, i. 107.
Stoics, their bravery in seeking to extinguish anger,
Stomach, the nature of appetite in the, ii. 112; a
secret for the, ii. 472; a manus Christi, for the,
Stone, in man's body, ii. 463; in a toad's head, ii.
463; elder flowers proper for the, ii. 91; herbs
which grow out of. ii. 76; receipt for cure of, ii.
470; weight of, in water, ii. 464; exudation of
some are diamonds, ii. 7.
Stores of tackling, laying up, ii. 383.
tween clouds than in the open sky, i. 100; pheno
mena in the year 790, and after the death of Julius
Cæsar, ii. 582.
Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon, their relative
situations doubted by the ancients, ii. 579.
Sunbeams, heat by reflection, i. 101; collection of,
multiplies heat, i. 101; their effect, i. 101.
Superfœtation, how it comes, ii. 75.
Superficial learning, conceit of, i. 182.
Supernatation of bodies, ii. 107.
Superflexion of echoes, ii. 107.
Superstition, its effect, i. 46; as powerful as custom,
i. 46; great opponent to natural philosophy, i. 97;
essay of, i. 25.
Superstitions and natural causes, i. 188.
Superstitious divination, i. 206.
Straining water, difference where the water rises or Suplicavit, upon what granted, ii. 484.
falls, ii. 7.
Strawberries, how to accelerate the growth of, ii. 60.
String-metal, ii. 456.
Strings, sounds of different, ii. 32; tones of different
sizes of, ii. 33.
Strumpet, matter is like a common, ii. 109.
Supply, speech concerning the king's, ii. 281.
Surplice, ii. 426.
Susa, the winter parlour of the King of Persia, ii. 228.'
Suspicion, essay on, i. 40; ignorance, its cause, i. 40.
Sutton, Mr., advice to the king touching his estate de-
vised for founding the Charter House, ii. 239; his
hospital, ii. 463
Sweat, experiments touching, ii. 95; putrefied smell of, Thales, as he looked on the stars, fell in the water,
ii. 126; use of restraining, ii. 16.
Sweating sickness, i. 317.
saying thereon, i. 111; his theory that water is the
prime element, i. 438; his monopoly of olives, ii. 89.
Sweats, of different men, ii. 8; cold often mortal, ii. 95. Thebes, invested by Phoebidas insidiously, ii. 202; de-
Swelling and dilatation in boiling, ii. 118.
Swisses, first ruined the Duke of Burgundy, ii. 157,
226; the ruin of Louis XII.; affairs in Italy in re-
venge of a scorn put upon them by him, ii. 157—
226; in them the authority of iron over gold, ii. 226;
the reputation of their arms, ii. 226.
Sylla, reformed the laws of Rome, ii. 234; his three
singularities, ii. 234; Cicero's attribute to him, ii.
234; his friendship to Pompey, i. 34; his choice of
a name, i. 46.
Sympathy of mind and body, i. 202.
Sympathy and antipathy, secret virtue of, ii. 132, 134;
of plants, ii. 67; of things, iii. 465.
Sympathy, in different parts of the body, ii. 22; in-
duration by, ii. 116.
Sympathy of men's spirits, ii. 137.
Syrups, clarifying of, ii. 8.
System, whether there be different centres around the,
theories of Tycho and Galileo, ii. 580; may exist
consistently with opinions that the earth revolves,
and that planets are solid, ii. 576.
TACITUS, i. 233; his observation on Augustus Cæsar,
i. 161; his observation as to the obscurity of learned
men, i. 167; his account of Vibulenus the actor, i.
218; his wise opinion, i. 196; his character of Ner-
va, i. 177; his exposition of the eastern prophecy
in Vespasian's time, i. 43; account of Musianus, i.
57; saying of, changes, ii. 501; his works breathe
more living observation of manners than those of
Aristotle and Plato, ii. 549.
Tackling, a store of, should be laid up against time of
need, ii. 383.
Talbot, William, charge against, ii. 389; his offence,
Talk, but a tinkling cymbal where there is no love, i. 33.
Taste, experiment touching the, ii. 91.
Taxes and imports, several, one of the internal points
of separation with Scotland, ii. 146; considerations
touching them, ii. 148.
Taxes, people overlaid with, not valiant, ii. 165; levied
by consent, abate men's courage less, ii. 165.
Teeth, on edge, ii. 30; snakes have venomous, ii. 101;
experiment touching the tenderness of the, ii. 91;
have sense, ii. 101; some beasts have no upper, ii.
101; experiment touching hard substances in the
bodies of living creatures and, ii. 100; marrow of,
Telesius, touching cold, ii. 19; opinion of, concerning
light in air, ii. 584; philosophy of, i. 435.
Tellus, representing base counsellors, i. 288.
Tenison, Archbishop, his opinion of Sapientia Vete-
rum, i. 272; his statement of the nature of the es-
says, i. 5; his notice of the lives of the Caesars, i.
284; opinion of Playfer, i. 277, 279.
Tensure, motion upon, ii. 8.
Temperance, the virtue of prosperity, i. 14.
crees on a war even to the walls of Sparta, ii. 202.
Themistocles, pertinent answer of, i. 168; his saying
respecting the difference between speech and thought,
i. 34; his speech on being asked to touch a lute, i.
36; made Xerxes quit Greece by a false report, i.
62; saying and reply of his, i. 109, 115, 118.
Theodosius, saying of, ii. 473; his answer to a suitor,
Theogenes, his moral verses, iii. 222.
Theology, natural, the contemplation of God in his
creatures, i. 194.
Theological tracts, ii. 405.
Theories and common notions to be done away with,
opinions, i. 433; universal, the invention of, by per-
sons ignorant of particulars, ii. 548; of astronomers,
the object of the, ii. 575.
Thomas, St., the largest heart of the school divines, ii.
205; his definition of a just cause of war, ii. 205.
Thorough lights in the world, i. 191.
Thorpe's case, observations upon, ii. 527.
Thoughts accord with inclination, i. 45; men who
place their thoughts without themselves not fortu-
nate, i. 46; on the nature of things, i. 406.
Thunder, the Grecians, who first gave the reason of it,
condemned of impiety, i. 97.
Throne, supported by justice and mercy, ii. 380.
Thuanus, as to Pope Julius's coin, ii. 390.
Tiberius, i. 208, 233, 294; his death, i. 12; dissimu-
lation attributed to him by Livia, i. 14.
Tiberius Cæsar, his friendship for Sejanus, i. 34; his
prophecy of the empire to Galba, i. 43.
Ticinum, church at, in Italy, ii. 107.
Tigranes, his speech respecting the small number of
the Roman army, i. 36.
Tillage, encouragement of, ii. 384.
Titillation, experiment touching, ii. 103.
Timber, how to try, ii. 87; as to the planting of, ii. 384.
Timber trees, touching the growth of, ii. 66.
Time, its operation in promoting discovery and inven-
tion, i. 431; masculine birth of, i. 223.
Time seems to resemble a stream, i. 173.
Time, Grecian orators' saying concerning, ii. 292; con-
trary operation of on fruits and liquors, ii. 119; the
greatest innovator, i. 32; innovateth quietly, i. 32;
the measure of business, i. 32; iterating often the
state of the question a gain of, i. 32; like a river, i.
Time and heat, like operations of, ii. 45.
Time and fire, differing operations of, ii. 45.
Times, the present are the ancient, i. 172; iii. 358;
will facilitate reformation of religion in Ireland,
Timoleon, Plutarch's saying of his fortunes, i. 47, 77.
Timotheus's denial of fortune's aid, i. 46.
Tin, the ancient alloy of gold, ii. 459.
Tin and copper, mixture of, ii. 456.
Tin and silver, mixture of, ii. 456.
Tincture of metals, how, ii. 460, 461.
Tenures, Low's case of, iii. 276; not regal only, ii. Tinoco, Manuel Louis, sworn to secrecy, and charged
274; no spur of honour, ii. 274.
Tenures and wards, speech on, ii. 273.
Terebration of trees, ii. 65.
Territory, greatness too often ascribed to largeness of,
ii. 222; large countries often rather a burden than
strength, ii. 223; illustrated by Alexander and the
Roman empire, ii. 223; greatness of, when it adds
strength, ii, 224.
to confer with Lopez and Ferrera respecting the poi-
soning of Queen Elizabeth, ii. 218; confers with
Ferrera, ii. 218; sent back with a short answer by
Lopez, ii. 219; sends letters by the name of De
Thores to Lopez, ii. 219; comes over with a resolu-
tion from Spain, ii. 220; his letters from De Fuentes
to Ferrera won from him, in which mention. was
made of the queen's death, ii. 220; his confession,
Tirrel, Sir James, his account of the murder of the
princes in the Tower, i. 349.
Tithes, ii. 430; cause of, before Lord Chancellor Ba-
con, ii. 522.
Tithonus, or satiety, i. 298.
Tithonus and Aurora, fable of, i. 298.
Titles of the Roman emperors, ii. 266.
Titus Livius, observation of, on the poverty in the Ro-
man state, i. 167.
Toad's head, stone in, ii. 133; stone engendered in,
Tobacco, uses of, ii. 127; melioration of, ii. 117.
Toleration warrantable by religion, and necessary to
recover the hearts of the Irish, ii. 189.
Tones, different sorts of, ii. 24; bass and treble, experi-
ment on, ii. 33; proportions of, ii. 34; as to pro-
ducing sleep by, ii. 26.
Tongue, experiment touching the, ii. 91.
Tongues, vehicula scientiæ, i. 176.
Touching Lady Vernon's case, ii. 523.
Tough and fragile bodies, ii. 114.
Tough and brittle metals, ii. 461.
Torture, of the laws the worst, i. 58.
Tournays not lawful without the king's license, ii. 302.
Tournies, their glories chiefly in the chariots, i. 45.
Towers in Solomon's house, i. 266.
Tracts, relating to, ii. 496; relating to commendams,
Trade, home and foreign, ii. 384; conjectures for the
good of, ii. 386.
Tradition, magistral, and not ingenuous, i. 173.
Tragacanth gum, dissolution of, ii. 465.
pediment to knowledge, i. 95; there must be a dis-
solution of their state when their martial virtue shall
be further relaxed, ii. 225; their religion, ii. 438;
Christians had always sufficient ground for just war
against them, not for religion, but upon a just fear,
ii. 204; their government, ii. 439; war against,
Tutelage, law of, ii. 274.
Tyana, Apollonius of, ii. 124.
Typhon, i. 287.
Tyrants, different sorts of, ii. 391.
Tyrone, the arch-traitor, ii. 349.
Tyrone and Odonnell's endeavour to rescue Kinsale,
ULCERS, judgment of the cure of, ii. 106.
Ulster, suggestion to add the earldom of to the Prince
of Wales's titles, ii. 185.
Ulysses, i. 313; his constancy, i. 16; his preference
of custom before excellency, i. 184,
Undertakers, different sorts of, ii. 269; speech on,
Understanding, the, produces decrees, i. 206; division
of, 1. Invention, 2. Judgment, 3. Memory, 4. Tradi-
tion, ii. 207; division of learning among the three
parts of the, i. 187; the, is the highest part of the
mind, i. 182.
Unguent, Roman, receipt for, ii. 469.
Unison and diapason, ii. 25.
Union with Scotland, discourses on the, ii. 138; articles
and considerations touching, ii. 142; certificate or
return of the commissioners of, ii. 149; Sir Francis
Bacon's speech, in the House of Commons, concern-
ing the general naturalization of the Scottish nation,
ii. 150; touching the union of laws with Scotland,
ii. 158; preparation towards, ii. 160.
Trajan, sayings of his, i. 113, 114; name given him Union, discourse of the happy, between England and
by Constantine, i. 113.
Translation of psalms, ii. 431.
Transmutation of metals, ii. 461, 462.
Transmutation of air into water, ii. 10.
Tranquillity of Elizabeth, ii. 445.
Travel, essay of, i. 26.
Treacle, use of, by Mithridates, ii. 324.
Treason, statute of, 25 Edward III., ii. 313; concern-
ing high, ii. 291; punishment, trial, and proceedings
in cases of, ii. 162; cases of misprision of, ii. 162; of
petit, ii. 162; charge against Mr. Owen for, ii. 313.
Treasons, stat. of 25 Edward III., ii. 512.
Treasure of the crown of England, ii. 228.
Treasure, greatness too often ascribed to, ii. 222, 225;
adds greatness to a state when accompanied with
valour, when it is rather in mediocrity than abun-
dance, ii. 226; when it is the greatest strength to the
state, ii. 227.
Treble and bass strings, sounds of, ii. 33.
Trees, different soils for, ii. 87; gum is the juice
straining through, ii. 7; melioration of, ii. 62; pro-
cevity and dwarfing of, ii. 73.
Trees and herbs, experiment touching the lasting of,
Trial, the arrest of the ship so named in Sicily by the
Spaniards, ii. 196.
Triumph, among the Romans, a noble institution, i.
38; essay on masques and, i. 44.
Troubles and sedition, essay of, i. 22.
Trumpet, metal, ii. 456.
Scotland, ii. 138; certain articles touching, collected
and dispersed for his majesty's better service, ii. 142
Union of England and Scotland, ii. 452, 454; with
Scotland, ii. 383.
Union between all men, ii. 443.
Union, of flint and iron, ii. 455; of brass and iron, ii,
456; force of, ii. 22.
Unity of belief and worship, ii. 412.
Universities, their orders and customs contrary to
science, i. 98; studies there confixed to certain au-
thors, i. 98; prejudiced, ii. 415; defect of, the sys-
tems in, i. 186; logic and rhetoric too early taught
in, i. 186; dedications of, to professions, only injuri-
ous to states, i. 185; uses and defects of, i. 184;
dedicated to professions, i. 185; want of experiments
in, i. 186; neglect in governors of, of consultation
and of superiors of visitation, i. 186; want of in-
quiries into unlaboured parts of learning, i. 186;
amendment of defects of, i. 186, 187; want of mu-
tual intelligence between, i. 186.
Universality, men have abandoned, i. 173.
Urban the Second, Pope, to Godfrey, ii. 315.
Urbin, Duke of, the injustice of his war against the
pope did not destroy his right to recover Urbin,
Usages, in the time of their beginning ought to be con-
sidered, i. 186.
Use of the law, iii. 247.
Uses, reading on the statute of, iii. 295; cases of revo-
cation of, iii. 280.
Truth, essay of, i. 11; Democritus's opinion of, i. 122; Uses of incorporation of metals, ii. 456.
force of, i. 182.
Turkish emperor's censure of duels, ii. 298.
Turks, their cause of war, i. 38; their religion an im-
Usury, laws against, i. 333; the most certain, though
one of the worst means of gain, i. 42; ploughs on
Sundays, i. 42, 47; essay on, i. 47; is a concessum
propter duritiem cordis, i. 47; its discommodities
and commodities, i. 47; all states have had it, i. 47;
none such as that of improving lands, ii. 387.
VACUUM, whether it exists at all, theory of, ii. 578.
Vain-glory, essay on, i. 57.
Valerius Terminus, a rudiment of the advancement of
learning, i. 8; on the interpretation of nature, i.
Vanities in studies, i. 169.
Vanity of matter is worse than vain words, i. 170.
Vanity in apparel should be avoided, ii, 386.
Valour, and military disposition, greatness too often
ascribed to, ii. 222; of the Spaniard lieth in the eye
of the looker on, ii. 222; English about the soldier's
heart, ii. 213; of glory and of natural courage are
two things, ii. 213.
Vapour, of charcoal, dangerous, ii. 127; emission of
spirits in, ii. 126.
Vatican, scarce a very fair room in it, i. 50.
Venetians, their sharing part of the duchy of Milan
a cause of much loss to them, ii. 202; confederacy
against their power, ii. 205; their fear of the
Spaniards sharpened by their enterprise upon the
Valtoline and the Palatinate, ii. 213, 214.
Vegetables and metals, mixture of, ii. 459.
Vegetables in the mines of Germany, ii. 76.
Velleius's ironical propensity to be avoided, i. 174.
Venice, remark of a Spanish ambassador, on seeing
their treasury of St. Mark, ii. 201, 213.
Ventriloquism, ii. 40.
Venus and Mercury, a question which is higher than
the other, ii. 580; Venus, change of its colour in
the reign of Ogyges, and in 1578, ii. 582.
Venus, i. 299; danger of abstinence to certain natures,
ii. 92; experiments touching, ii. 91; when men
most inclined to, ii. 92.
Vercelles in Savoy, the Spaniards leave it, ii. 200.
Vermilion, how made, ii. 461.
R. Cotton, ii, 515; letter to, upon Somerset's trial,
Vinegar, experiment touching, ii. 123; virtue of, ii.
Vinegar with spirits of wine, ii. 465.
Vines, grafting of, upon vines, ii. 88; on making them
more fruitful, ii. 13.
Vineyard, the arrest of the ship so named in Sardinia,
by the Spaniards, ii. 196.
Viol and lute, use of the perforations made in them,
Violets, what an infusion of good for, ii. 9.
Virginal string, sound of, ii. 8.
Virginia and Summer Islands, ii. 285.
Virgil, his saying respecting courage, i. 36; his charac-
ter of ancient Italy, i. 37; prophecy of the Roman
empire, i. 43; his Georgics, i. 219; his separation
between policy and government, and arts and
sciences, i. 164; his opinion of causes and conquests
of all fears, i. 182.
Virtue would lanquish without glory and honour,
Virtues of bishops, ii. 414.
Virtues, private, improved by learning, i. 181; their
multiplication rests upon well ordained societies, i.
46; overt virtues bring forth praise, but there are
secret virtues that bring forth fortune, i. 46; best
in a comely body, i. 48; praise the reflection of, i.
56; receives its due at the second hand, i. 57; called
by the epicures bonum theatrale, i. 73; the answer
to that, i. 73.
Visibles and audibles, consent and dissent between,
Vitellius undone by a fame scattered by Mucianus,
Vitrification of earth, ii. 21.
Vitrification of metals, ii. 461, 462.
Vitriol, commixed with oil of cloves, ii. 465; sprouts
with moisture, ii. 81.
Vernon, Lady, her case before the Lord Chancellor Vivification, nature of, ii. 92.
Bacon, ii. 523.
Vere, Sir Francis, his private commentary of the
service in the Low Countries and of the battle of
Newport, ii. 211; the direction of the army that
day transmitted to him by the Prince of Orange, ii.
Vere, Sir Horace, his service at the battle of Newport,
Verge, subjects within jurisdiction of the, ii. 290.
jurisdiction of, ii. 290; charges judicial upon the
commission for the, ii. 289; description of the, ii.
Versatility of mind, i. 235.
Version of metals, ii. 459.
Version of air into water, ii. 10.
Vespasian, his speech to Domitian, i. 112; his death,
i. 12; Mucianus's encouragement to him to take
arms against Vitellius, i. 14; Tacitus's character of
him, i. 20; saying of, i. 110, 117.
Vibulenus, the actor, his device, i. 218.
Vice avowed is least to be feared, i. 175.
Vicious men, not so dangerous as half-corrupt, i. 175.
Vicious precepts, i. 237.
Vicissitude of things, essay on, i. 60.
Villiers', Sir George, letters to Ireland, ii. 190, 191;
advice to, in the station of prime minister, ii. 375;
letter to, on Somerset's arraignment, ii. 330; letter
of, to Sir F. Bacon, concerning Lord Chief Justice
Coke, ii. 498; letter to, about the Earl of Somerset,
ii. 326; letter to, on Lady Somerset's pardon, ii.
331; letter to, ii. 491; F. Bacon to, touching Sir
Voice, divine, above the light of nature, i. 329.
Voices of eunuchs and children, ii. 33.
Volatility and fixation of metals, ii. 461, 462.
Vorstius, the heretic, ii. 46.
Vulcan, compared with flame, ii. 12; a second nature
working compendiously, i. 195.
WAADE, lieutenant of the Tower, removed, ii. 324.
Wales, prince of, ii. 381.
Wales, prince of, Henry, letter to, in 1612, with the
third edition of the essays, i. 3.
Walls, stone ones unwholesome, ii. 128.
Walsingham, Mr. Secretary, good intelligence received
in his time, ii. 215.
Wandering mind fixed by mathematics, i. 199.
War, its true sinews, ii. 157, 225; generally causes
of poverty and consumption, ii, 201; requisites to a
successful war, ii. 199, 202; defensive wars for
religion are just, ii. 202; unjust offensive wars, evil
effects of, illustrated by the insidious surprisal of
Thebes by the Lacedæmonians, ii. 202; and by the
Venetians sharing Milan, ii. 202; a voluntary
offensive war turned to a necessary defensive war,
becomes just, ii. 203; fear a sufficient ground of
preventive war, ii. 203-205; many illustrations
of it, ii. 203-205; a secret war is ever between
all states, ii. 204; multis utile bellum, ii. 227; re-
quisites for, typified, i. 293; law ful cause of, i. 27;
warlike people love danger better than travail, i. 38;
religious questions on, ii. 444; holy, advertisement
touching, ii. 436; holy, extent of, ii. 440; holy, ii