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Of the glow-worm......

95 Of water, that it may be the medium of

Of the impressions upon the body from seve-

sounds.

...... 107

ral passions of the mind...

95 Of the flight of the spirits upon odious ob-

Of drunkenness..

97 jects

107

Of the hurt or help of wine, taken moderately 98 Of the super-reflection of echoes.

....... 107

Of caterpillars ...

98 Of the force of the imagination imitating that

of the flies cantharides

98

the senses......

107

Of lassitude ...

98 Of preservation of bodies

108

Of casting of the skin, and shell, in some Of the growth or multiplying of metals .... 108

creatures......

98 Of the drowning the more base metal in the

Of the postures of the body.

99 more precious ...

108

Of pestilential years

99 Of fixation of bodies ....

108

Of some prognostics of hard winters

99 Of the restless nature of things in themselves,

Of certain medicines that condense and rarely

and their desire to change

108

the spirits .....

99

Of paintings of the body .....

99 CENTURY IX.

Of the use of bathing and anointing.. 99 Of perception in bodies insensible, tending to

Of chambletting of paper....

100

natural divination or subtile trials ...... 109

Of cuttle ink ....

100 Of the nature of appetite in the stomach... 112

Of carth increasing in weight.

100

Of sweetness of odour from the rainbow 112

Of sleep.........

100 Of sweet smells ......

112

Of teeth and hard substances in the bodies

Of the corporeal substance of smells. 112

of living creatures

... 100

Of fetid and fragrant odours ...

112

Of the generation, and bearing of living

Of the causes of putrefaction...

113

creatures in the womb.

Of bodies imperfectly mixed

113

Of species visible.....

102 Of concoction and crudity

113

Of impulsion and percussion

103 Of alterations, which may be called majors . 114

Of titillation .....

103

Of bodies liquefiable, and not liquefiable.... 114

Of scarcity of rain in Egypt

103 Of bodies fragile and tough........

114

Of clarification...

103 Of the two kinds of pneumaticals in bodies . 115

Of plants without leaves

103

Of concretion and dissolution of bodies..... 115

Of the materials of glass

104 Of bodies hard and soft ..

115

Of prohibition of putrefaction, and the long

Of ductile and tensile....

115

conservation of bodies .....

104 Of several passions of matter, and characters

Of abundance of nitre in certain sea-shores. 104 of bodies......

115

Of bodies borne up by water ......

104 Of induration by sympathy

116

Of fuel consuming little or nothing. 104 Of honey and sugar

16

Of cheap fuel.......

105 Of the finer sort of base metals..

116

Of gathering of wind for freshness

105 Of certain cements and quarries

Of trials of air ...

105

Of the altering of colours in hairs and feathers 116

Of increasing milk in milch beasts

105 Of the difference of living creatures, male and

Of sand of the nature of glass.

105

female......

117

Of the growth of coral...

105 Of the comparative magnitude of living

Of the gathering of manna

105

creatures..

117

Of the correcting of wines..

106 Of producing fruit without core or stone 117

Of bitumen, one of the materials of wild-fire 106 Of the melioration of tobacco ...

117

Of plaster growing as hard as marble...... 106 Of several heats working the same effects .. 118

Of the cure of ulcers and hurts...

......... 106

Of swelling and dilatation in boiling ....... 118

Of the healthfulness or unhealthfulness of

Of the dulcoration of fruits

118

southern wind .....

106 Of flesh edible and not edible

118

Of wounds made with brass, and with iron. 106 Of the salamander.......

118

Of mortification by cold....

106 Of the contrary operations of time on fruits

Of weight....

106 and liquors......

119

Of supernatation of bodies. .......

107 Of blows and bruises

119

Of the flying of unequal bodies in the air .. 107 Of orrice root

119

.. 117

mons....

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Of the compression of liquors

119 Considerations touching the queen's service

Of the nature of air...

119 in Ireland ........

188

Of the working of water upon air contiguous 119 Letters to Sir Geo. Villiers..

190

Of the eyes and sight.....

119

TRACTS RELATING TO SPAIN.

Of the colour of the sea or other water 120

Of shell-fish ......

193

120

Report of the Spanish grievances

Of the right side and the left

Notes of a speech concerning a war with

121

Of frictions.....

199

121

Spain

Of globes appearing flat at distance.. 121

Considerations touching a war with Spain. 2016

Miscellaneous tracts ....

214

Of shadows .......

121
Of the rolling and breaking of the seas.

216

121

Report of Lopez's treason

Of the dulcoration of salt-water ...

121

TRACTS RELATING TO ENGLAND.

of the return of saltness in pits upon the sea-

shore ......

222

Of the true greatness of Britain ..........

121

Of attraction by similitude of substance .... 121

Proposition touching the amendment of the

Of attraction .....

laws .....

229

121

Of heat under earth

233

122

Offer of digest of the laws.....

236

Of flying in the air....

122

Certificate touching the penal laws......

Of the scarlet dye..

122

Advice touching the charter-house

Observations on a libel.......

242

Of maleficiating..

122

Of the rise of water by means of flame..... 122 SPEECHES.

of the influences of the moon..

122

Touching purveyors..

Of vinegar ......

123

About undertakers ...

269

Of creatures that sleep all winter ....... 123

To the king upon the grievances of the Com-

Of the generating of creatures by copulation,

272

and by putrefaction .....

123

On wards and tenures

273

CENTURY X.

Declaration for the master of the wards .... 274

of the transmission and influx of immateri-

On receiving the king's messages

276

ate virtues, and the force of imagination.. 124 Concerning impositions on merchandises... 278

of the transmission of spirits, and the force To grant supplies to the king....

281

of imagination ......

124 Relating to the mint

282

Of the emission of spirits in vapour, or exha-

To the speaker's excuse.

lation, odour-like ....

126 On the motion of a subsidy

286

Of emission of spiritual species which affect

the senses..

CHARGES.

128

Of emissions of immateriate virtues, from the

Commission for the verge

minds and spirits of men, by affections,

Of subordinate magistrates

294

imagination, or other impressions ....... 129 Against duels.......

295

Of the secret virtue of sympathy and antipa-

Decree of Star-Chamber against duels...... 300

thy.......

129 Against Mr. Oliver St. John.....

303

Of secret virtues and proprieties ...... 136

Mr. Lumsden, &c.

307

Of the general sympathy of men's spirits ... 137

Lord Sanquhar.

311

Mr. Owen.....

313

TRACTS RELATING TO SCOTLAND.

Countess of Somerset........ .315, 319

A discourse of the happy union..

138

Earl of Somerset

321

Articles touching the union

112

Letter to the king

326

Certificate of the commissioners ..

149

To Sir G. Villiers.

326

Naturalization of the Scottish nation..... 150

To the king .....

328

Union of laws....

158

To Sir G. Villiers

330

Proposition towards the union of laws ..... 160

Of Somerset's arraignment ..... 330

The post-nati........

166

To the king, about Somerset's

examination...

331

TRACTS RELATING TO IRELAND.

To Sir G. Villiers, about Lady

Considerations touching the plantation..... 183

Somerset's pardon .... 331

Letter to Mr. Secretary Cecil....

187

William Talbot ......

389

289

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JUDICIAL CHARGES AND TRACTS.

SPEECHES.

On taking his place in chancery

471

Before the summer circuits.....

475

To Sir W. Jones

477

To Sir J. Denham

477

To Justice Hutton

478

Ordinances for regulating the Court of Chan-

cery....

479

PAPERS RELATING TO Sir Edward COKE.

An expostulation to the Lord Chief Justice

Coke..

485

To the king, about the commendams. 488

A memorial for his majesty

489

To Sir George Villiers ...

491

Tracts relating to commendams...... 491

A remembrance of abuse received from Lord

Coke .......

497

Reasons for removing Lord Coke

497

To the king ......

498

Lord Viscount Villiers to Sir Francis Bacon 498

To the king ...

499

Remembrances of his majesty's declaration

touching Lord Coke...

500

To the king

500

To the king..

501

Sir Edward Coke to the king.

502

The king to the lord keeper ...

502

Sir Henry Yelverton to the Lord Keeper

Bacon ....

503

To the Marquis of Buckingham

504

The Lord Chancellor Ellesmere to the king 505

Lord Coke's answer to the fourth question

arising out of Dr. Bonham's case. ......

.... 506

Lord Coke's answer to the last question

arising upon Bagg's case...

507

Letter to the judges

507

Charge against Whitelocke

508

LETTERS RELATING TO LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

Robert, Earl of Somerset, to Sir Thos. Over-

bury

509

To the king

510

To John Murray

511

To Mr. Murray

511

To Mr. Murray

511

To the king.

511

Supplement of passages omitted in Bacon's

speech against Owen...

512

To the king ...

512

To Sir George Villiers, touching the examina-

tion of Sir Robert Cotton .....

515

Sir Francis Bacon to the judges..... 515

MISCELLANEOUS.

Mr. Bacon's discourse in praise of his sove-

reign ....

445

A proclamation drawn for his majesty's first
coming in.......

.... 451
A draught of a proclamation touching his
majesty's style..

453

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Legal questions for the judges

516

Lord Coke's answer to the question arising

Questions of convenience

516

upon Godfrey's case .....

530

A particular remembrance for his majesty.. 516 John Selden, Esq. to the Lord Viscount St.

Heads of the charge against Robert, Earl of

Alban.

530

Somerset....

516

To Sir George Villiers.

518 MISCELLANEOUS.

To the king ......

519 The first copy of my Discourse touching the

Advice to the king, for reviving the commis-

safety of the Queen's Person ........... 532

sion of suits ......

520 The first Fragments of a Discourse touching

To the Earl of Buckingham

521 intelligence and safety of the Queen's

To the lord keeper.

521

Person

532

To the lord keeper

521 The Speeches drawn up by Mr. Bacon for

To the lord chancellor ..

522 the Earl of Essex, in a device exhibited by

To Sir Henry Yelverton

522 his lordship before Queen Elizabeth, on the

To the lord chancellor...

522 anniversary of her accession to the throne,

To the lord chancellor ..

522

Nov. 17, 1595..

533

To the lord chancellor

523 Remembrances for the King, before his going

To the lord chancellor

523

into Scotland..

537

To the lord chancellor

523 Account of Council Business..

537

To the lord chancellor.

524 An account of Council Business and of other

To the king ..

524

matters committed to me by his Majesty . 538

To the lord chancellor ....

524 A Draught of an Act against a usurious shift

To the Marquis of Buckingham..

525

of gain, in delivering Commodities instead

To the lord chancellor .

525 of Money.....

... 540

Notes of a speech of the lord chancellor ....

525 A Proposition for the repressing of singular

To the Marquis of Buckingham

520

Combats, or Duels.......

... 540

To the Marquis of Buckingham

526 Advice to the King for reviving the Com-

To the king

526

mission of Suits.....

541

To the king

527 Reasons why the New Company is not to be

Notes upon Michael de la Pole's case. 527 trusted and continued with the trade of

Observations upon Thorpe’s case.... 527

Clothes.....

541

Notes upon Sir John Lee's case

527

Notes upon Lord Latimer's case ....

528 MISCELLANEOUS TRACTS, [Translated

Notes upon John Lord Neville's case...... 528

from the Latin.]

Questions demanded of the Chief Justice of

On the Interpretation of Nature...... 543

the King's Bench ...

True Hints on the Interpretation of Nature. 551

Lord Coke's answers to the questions upon

The Phenomena of the Universe; or, Natu-

the case of the Isle of Ely,.....

529 ral History for the Basis of Natural Philo-

Lord Coke's answers to the questions upon

sophy ......

558

D'Arcy's case....

529 Description of the Intellectual Globe....... 571

... 528

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