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propter duritiem cordis, i. 47; its discommodities R. Cotton, ii. 515; letter to, upon Somerset's trial,
and commodities, i. 47; all states have had it, i. 47; ii. 518.
none such as that of improving lands, ii. 387. Vinegar, experiment touching, ii. 123; virtue of, ii

VACUUM, whether it exists at all, theory of, ii. 578. Vinegar with spirits of wine, ii. 465.
Vain-glory, essay on, i. 57.

Vines, grafting of, upon vines, ii. 88; on making them
Valerius Terminus, a rudiment of the advancement of more fruitful, ii. 13.

learning, i. 8; on the interpretation of nature, i. Vineyard, the arrest of the ship so named in Sardinia,

by the Spaniards, ii. 196.
Vanities in studies, i. 169.

Viol and lute, use of the perforations made in them,
Vanity of matter is worse than vain words, i. 170. iii. 544.
Vanity in apparel should be avoided, ii, 386.

Violets, what an infusion of good for, ii. 9.
Valour, and military disposition, greatness too often Virginal string, sound of, ii. 8.

ascribed to, ii. 222; of the Spaniard lieth in the eye Virginia and Summer Islands, ii. 285.
of the looker on, ii. 222; English about the soldier's Virgil, his saying respecting courage, i. 36 ; his charac-
heart, ii. 213; of glory and of natural courage are ter of ancient Italy, i. 37; prophecy of the Roman
two things, ii. 213.

empire, i. 43; his Georgics, i. 219; his separation
Vapour, of charcoal, dangerous, ii. 127; emission of between policy and government, and arts and
spirits in, ii. 126,

sciences, i. 164; his opinion of causes and conquests
Vatican, scarce a very fair room in it, i. 50.

of all fears, i. 182.
Venetians, their sharing part of the duchy of Milan Virtue would lanquish without glory and honour,

a cause of much loss to them, ii. 202; confederacy i. 73.
against their power, ii. 205; their fear of the Virtues of bishops, ii. 414.
Spaniards sharpened by their enterprise upon the Virtues, private, improved by learning, i. 181; their
Valtoline and the Palatinate, ii. 213, 214.

multiplication rests upon well ordained societies, i.
Vegetables and metals, mixture of, ii. 459.

46; overt virtues bring forth praise, but there are
Vegetables in the mines of Germany, ii. 76.

secret virtues that bring forth fortune, i. 46; best
Velleius's ironical propensity to be avoided, i. 174. in a comely body, i. 48 ; praise the reflection of, i.
Venice, remark of a Spanish ambassador, on seeing 56; receives its due at the second hand, i. 57; called
their treasury of St. Mark, ii. 201, 213.

by the epicures bonum theatrale, i. 73; the answer
Ventriloquism, ii. 40.

to that, i. 73.
Venus and Mercury, a question which is higher than Visibles and audibles, consent and dissent between,
the other, ii. 580; Venus, change of its colour in

ii. 41.
the reign of Ogyges, and in 1578, ii. 582.

Vitellius undone by a fame scattered by Mucianus,
Venus, i. 299; danger of abstinence to certain natures, i. 62.

ii. 92; experiments touching, ii. 91; when men Vitrification of earth, ii. 21.
most inclined to, ii. 92.

Vitrification of metals, ii. 461, 462.
Vercelles in Savoy, the Spaniards leave it, ii. 200. Vitriol, commixed with oil of cloves, ii. 465; sprouts
Vermilion, how made, ii. 461.

with moisture, ii. 81.
Vernon, Lady, her case before the Lord Chancellor Vivification, nature of, ii. 92.
Bacon, ii. 523.

Voice, divine, above the light of nature, i. 329.
Vere, Sir Francis, his private commentary of the Voices of eunuchs and children, ii. 33.

service in the Low Countries and of the battle of Volatility and fixation of metals, ii. 461, 462.
Newport, ii. 211; the direction of the army that Vorstius, the heretic, ii. 46.
day transmitted to him by the Prince of Orange, ii. Vulcan, compared with flame, ii. 12; a second nature

working compendiously, i. 195.
Vere, Sir Horace, his service at the battle of Newport,
ii. 211.

WAADE, lieutenant of the Tower, removed, ii. 324.
Verge, subjects within jurisdiction of the, ii. 290. Wales, prince of, ii. 381.

jurisdiction of, ii. 290 ; charges judicial upon the Wales, prince of, Henry, letter to, in 1612, with the
commission for the, ii. 289; description of the, ii. third edition of the essays, i. 3.

Walls, stone ones unwholesome, ii. 128.
Versatility of mind, i. 235.

Walsingham, Mr. Secretary, good intelligence received
Version of metals, ii. 459.

in his time, ii. 215.
Version of air into water, ii. 10.

Wandering mind fixed by mathematics, i. 199.
Vespasian, his speech to Domitian, i. 112 ; his death, War, its true sinews, ii. 157, 225; generally causes

i. 12; Mucianus's encouragement to him to take of poverty and consumption, ii. 201; requisites to a
arms against Vitellius, i. 14; Tacitus's character of successful war, ii. 199, 202; defensive wars for
him, i. 20; saying of, i. 110, 117.

religion are just, ii. 202; unjust offensive wars, evil
Vibulenus, the actor, his device, i. 218.

effects of, illustrated by the insidious surprisal of
Vice avowed is least to be feared, i. 175.

Thebes by the Lacedæmonians, ii. 202, and by the
Vicious men, not so dangerous as half-corrupt, i. 175. Venetians sharing Milan, ii. 202; a voluntary
Vicious precepts, i. 237.

offensive war turned to a necessary defensive war, ,
Vicissitude of things, essay on, i. 60.

becomes just, ii. 203; fear a sufficient ground of
Villiers', Sir George, letters to Ireland, ii. 190, 191; preventive war, ii. 203-205; many illustrations

advice to, in the station of prime minister, ii. 375; of it, ii. 203—205; a secret war is ever between
letter to, on Somerset's arraignment, ii. 330; letter all states, ii. 204; multis utile bellum, ii. 227; re-
of, to Sir F. Bacon, concerning Lord Chief Justice quisites for, typified, i. 293 ; lawful cause of, i. 27;
Coke, ii. 498 ; letter to, about the Earl of Somerset, warlike people love danger better than travail, i. 38;
ii. 326 ; letter to, on Lady Somerset's pardon, ii. religious questions on, ii. 444; holy, advertisement
331 ; letter to, ii. 491; F. Bacon to, touching Sir touching, ii. 436; holy, extent of, ii. 440 ; holy, ii.



435; to disseminate Christianity, ii. 440; on pirates, Welsh judges, ii. 379.
ii. 442; against Turks, ii. 438; on an invasive, ii. Wells on the sea-shore, ii. 7.
288; keeping fit men ready for, ii. 384; as to pro- Wens and corns, how removed, ii. 136.
viding against, ii. 384; to propagate Christianity, Wentworth, Sir John, charge against, for scandal,
ii. 439; on behalf of a party not justifiable, i. 38; ii. 307.
a just, the true exercise to a kingdom, i. 38; en- West Indies, cannibals in the, ii. 10.
couragement of warriors greater among the ancients Weston, confession of, ii. 317.
than the moderns, i. 39.

Whelps, time they are in the womb, ii. 102.
War and peace, the crown invested with an absolute Whey, mixture of, with oil of vitriol, ii. 465.

power of making, ii. 197; petitions in Parliament Whispering, interior sound, ii. 34.
intermeddling with, receive small success, ii. 197; Whispering wall at Gloucester, ii. 30.
several precedents thereof, ii. 197, 198.

Whitehead's answer to Queen Elizabeth, i. 122.
Wars, not entered upon unless upon some at least Whitelock, Mr., pardoned, ii. 509; charge against,

specious ground, i, 38; vicissitudes in, i. 61; moved ii. 508.
from east to west, i. 61; arise from the breaking Whiteness, directions to produce it, i. 89; in snow or
of a great state, i. 61; foreign, neither just nor froth, how formed, i. 197.
fit, ii. 383; different sorts, ii. 383; no massacres, Wildfire, materials of, ii. 106.
but the highest trials of right between princes, ii. Wilford, Ralph, personates the Earl of Warwick, i. 370.
242; nothing in them ought to be done against the Willymott, Dr., specimen of his translation of the
law of nations, ii. 242.

Latin edition of the Essays, i. 6.
War with Spain, notes of a speech on, ii. 199 ; con Will of man, i. 218; produces actions, i. 206; obedient,
siderations touching, ii. 201.

and admits medicines to alter it, i. 105.
Ward, when a woman shall be out of, ii. 489.

Winch, Sir Humphrey, ii. 477.
Wards and tenures, speech on, ii. 273.

Winchester, Bishop of, Lord Bacon's letter to, concern-
Wards, care of, by the king, ii. 276; directions for the ing his essays, i.4.
masters of the, ii. 275.

Wind, the healthfulness of the southern, ii. 106;
Warren's, Sir W., conference with Tyrone, ii. 351, gathering of, for freshness, ii. 105; effect of, on
Warts, how removed, ii. 135.

plants, ii. 87; a perennial east wind within the tro-
Warbeck, see Perkin Warbeck,

pics, ili. 526; in Europe, east wind, why sharp and
Warwick, Earl of, see Plantagenet.

dry, and south-west humid, iii. 526.
Warham, Dr., his speech to the Archduke Philip, i. Wind furnace, its use in separating metals, ii. 460.

Winds, effect of, on men's bodies, ii. 57; inquisition
Washing, soft water best for, ii. 58.

concerning the winds, iii. 438; names of, iii. 440;
Waste, injunctions against, ii. 481; case of impeach- free, iii. 441; general, iii. 441; stayed or certain,
ment of, iii. 268.

iii. 442 ; customary or attending, iii. 443; the quali-
Water, salt, experiments on, ii. 7; oysters fattened by ties and powers of, iii. 444; local beginnings of, iii.

fresh, ii. 94 ; sea-fish put into fresh, ii. 94; into 447; accidental generations of, iii. 449; extraordi-
crystal, congealing, ii. 54; turns to crystal, ii. 463 nary winds and sudden blasts, iii. 449 ; helps to
in a glass, weight of, ii. 464; of Nilus sweet, original, iii. 450 ; the bounds of, iii. 45%; succes-
ii. 103; aptness to corrupt or putrefy, ii. 109; sions of, iii. 452; the motion of the, iii. 453; mo-
practice of getting fresh, in Barbary, ii. 7; stilli- tion of, in the sails of ships, iii. 455 ; motion of, in
cides of, ii. 10; sand better than earth for strain- other engines of man's invention, iii. 457; prognos-
ing, ii. 7; clarifying, ii. 8; dulcoration of salt, tics of, iii. 458; imitations of, iii. 461 ; movable
ii. 121; rising, loses its saltness sooner than by rules concerning, iii. 462; a human map, or opta-
falling in straining, ii. 7; turning into ice, ii. 10 tives, with such things as are next to them concern-
boiling of, to different heats, ii. 90; working of, ing, iii. 463.
upon air, contiguous, ii. 119; version of, into Windsor, the alms knights of, opinion of their institu-
air, ii. 21; version of air into, ii. 10; that it may tion, ii. 240.
be the medium of sounds, ii. 107; Methusalem, Wine, experiments touching the correcting of, ii.
use of, ii. 467; a great nourisher, ii. 86; Pinda- 250; separates from water, if strained through ivy-
rus's true parable, the best thing is water, ii. wood, ii. 7; spirits of, mixed with water, ii. 465;
234; goodness and choice of, ii. 58; Cæsar's help or hurt of, moderately used, ii. 98; for the
knowledge of digging for, ii. 7; theory of 'Thales, spirits, ii. 466; against adverse melancholy, ii. 466.
that it is the prime element, discussed, i. 438. Wings of Icarus, ii. 335,
Water-cresses, friendly to life, ii. 53.

Winter, touching creatures who sleep all, ii. 123;
Waters, colour of different, ii. 120; metalline, ii. 21; effect on attractive properties of different bodies,
sounds in, ii. 33.

ii. 466.
Watery vapours, drawn by wool and cloves, ii. 20. Winters, prognostics of hard, ii. 99.
Wax, mixture of dissolved, ii. 465.

Wisdom and power, difference between, apparent in
Weapons, vicissitudes in, i. 61.

the creation, i. 174.
Weather-glass, contracting of air in the, ii. 10. Wisdom, an example of, i. 176 ; divine, i. 174; true
Weather, prognostics and signs of, ii. 89.

knowledge is, i. 174.
Wedlock hinders men from great designs, i. 16. Wisdom of the Ancients, i. 271, 285, 174; translation
Weeks, Jack, saying of his, i. 125.

of, by Sir A. Georges, i. 273; notice of, in Biogra-
Weight, experiment touching, ii. 106; separation of phia Britannica, i. 272.

liquids by, ii. 8; air and water, experiments made Wise, essay of seeming, i. 33; persons that do little
about, ii. 464; separation of bodies by, ii. 8; increase things very solemnly, i. 33; wise men ascribe their
oli ili earth, ii. 100

virtues to fortune, i. 46; use studies, i. 55; make
Weights of bodies in water, uses to which the know- more opportunities than they find, i. 56.

ledge of, applied, ii. 463; in water, experiments on, Wit, impediments in, may be wrought out by fit stu-
ii. 463.

dies, i. 55; its better use, to make doubts clear, ii.




278; one of its uses to make clear things doubtful, Writ, of “ne exeat regnum," ii. 484.
ii, 278.

Writs, of privilege, ii. 484; de rege inconsulto, ii. 514;
Wits sharpened by mathematics, i. 199.

what pass under Lord Chancellor's hand, ii. 484;
Witch, power of, afar off, ii. 131.

as to the return day of, ii. 484.
Witchcraft not punishable by death, ii. 291.

Writing, i. 212; makes an exact man, i. 55.
Wives, i. 16; cruel examples of wives of kings, Wyrthington, Edward, Sir F. Bacon's commendation
i. 27.

of him to be attorney-general for Ireland, ii. 191.
Womb, living creatures in the, ii. 101; duration of
creatures in the, ii. 102.

XENOPHON, a great scholar and general, i. 164; an ex-
Women, government by, ii. 442.

ample of military greatness and learning, i. 181; his
Wonder, effect of, ii. 96.

mode of feeding Persian children, ii. 53.
Wood, Thomas, his declaration, ii. 366.

Ximenes, Cardinal, saying of his, i. 110.
Wood, shining in the dark, ii. 451; as to its growing
hard, ii. 462.

YAWNING, takes off the power of hearing, ii. 44; ex-
Woodville, Lord, sails to Brittany, i. 329; slain in periment touching, ii. 90.
battle, i. 332.

Yelverton, Sir Henry, ii. 498; letter to, on a cause of,
Wool draweth watery vapour, ii. 20.

tithes, ii. 522; notes of a speech of lord chancellor
Woollen bag, liquor loseth its fatness if strained in the case of, ii. 525; his cause, sentence in, ii.
through, ii. 7.

526; to Lord Keeper Bacon, ii, 503.
Words, i. 23%; when few best remembered, ii. 478; Year-books, suggestion for the reformation of, ii. 23%.
vain, i. 169.

Yolk of eggs, very nourishing, ii. 15.
Works of God, show his omnipotency, but not his Young company, old men love, ii. 129.
image, i. 195.

Youth, the tongue and joints in, pliant and supple, i.
Works, miscellaneous, ii. 445 ; Bacon's account of his, 46; beauty makes a dissolute, i. 49; grains uf,
ii. 436.

ii. 466.
Works of God and man, meditations on, i. 67. Youth and age, essay on, i. 48; difference of, iii.511.
Worship of angels, i. 195.
Worship and belief, unity of, ii. 412.

ZELIM's reason for shaving his beard, i. 120.
Wotton, Sir Henry, his saying of critics, i. 111. Zeno and Socrates, their controversies, i. 220.
Wounds, experiment touching, ii. 106; on the healing Zouch, Lord, his attainder, ii, 318.
of, ii. 39.

Zutphen, ii. 423.


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