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Labyrinthi Filum, 310.

Learning, see Knowledge.

from times and diversion of wits, 268.
variety of sects and opinions, 272.

in handling it by parts, 273.

from mistaking the end and scope of know-
ledge, 277.

tables of inquiries concerning, 310.

flourishes most in the middle age of a state, 193.

Letters, their use in negociating, 161.

Lies, love of, 3, 4.

disgraceful nature of, 5.

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Logic and rhetoric, enable men to contend, 168.
Louis XI. his closeness in counsel, 91.

Love, essay on, 31 to 33.

martial men given to, 33.

Lucullus, his answer to Pompey respecting his house, 148.

Mahomet, an instance in favour of boldness, 39.

Manners, importance of, 171.

Manufactures, cherishing of, a means of preventing seditions, 49.

Marcus Antonius, example of passionate love, 31.

Martial men, why given to love, $8.

Marriage and single life, essay on, 23 to 25.

Masques and Triumphs, essay on, 129.

Mechanical arts and merchandize flourish in the declining age of a state, 193.

Mathematics, study of, makes men subtle, 168.

fixes a wandering wit, 168.

Memory, especially necessary to those who write little, 168.

Men, essay on nature in, 181.

Merchandize flourishes in the declining age of a state, 193.
Metis and Jupiter, exposition of the fable of, 69.

Military disposition, delicate manufactures contrary to, 104.
Military power, see "true greatness of kingdoms," &c.

Mind, studies for remedying various defects of, 168.

Miscellaneous tracts upon human philosophy, 249.
Moderation of cares, 207.

Monarchs, " see princes."

Monopoly, a great means, 122.

Montaigne's saying concerning the disgracefulness of a lie, 5.
Moral philosophy makes men grave, 168.

Mountjoye Lord, address to, 223.

Natural philosophy makes men deep, 168.

Naturalization (liberal) effect of, in a state, 108.

Nature, goodness of, and goodness, essay on, 40.
in men, essay on, 181.

interpretation of, 256.

Naval power, importance of, 107.

Negociating, essay on, 161.

Nobility, essay on, 48.

disproportionate multiplying of, ruinous to a state, 49.

Nobility, evil of too great an increase of, 101.

reserved living among, causeth penury of military force, 102.

Otho, his followers induced by compassion to inflict death upon themselves, 7.
Palace, a model of, 149.

Pallas, exposition of the fable of her birth, 69.

Parents, difference in affection of, 21.

illiberality of, an harmful errour, 22.

and Children, essay on, 21 to 23.

Persecutions for religion, monstrous nature of, 13.
Philip of Macedon, his dream, 124.

Philosophy (uatural) makes men deep, 168.
(moral) makes men grave, 168.

miscellaneous tracts upon, 249.

Physic, not to be altogether avoided even in health, 110.
Pity, subjects of, privileged from jest, 113.

Place (great) essay on, 33.

Plantianus, friendship of Severus for, 90.

Plantations, essay on, 115.

Pliny, his witty remark on praising others for that wherein ourselves exult, 176.
Plutus, exposition of the fable of, 120.

Poesy" vinum dæmonium," 4.

Poets, the reading of makes men witty, 168.

Politicians, the weaker sort great dissemblers, 17.

Polycrates, his daughter's dream, 124.

Pompey, Sylla's friendship for, 89.

Poverty, a chief cause of sedition, 49.

Powers intellectual, discourse concerning helps for, 339.
Praise, essay on, 178.

Praise of knowledge, 251.'

Predictions, see



of astrology, dreams, &c. to be despised, 126.
Princes, politic rules for, in the prevention of seditions, 52.
often set their hearts upon toys, 62.

difficulties with which they have to contend, 63.

from their neighbours, 64.

their wives, 65.

their children, 65.

the two great precepts for, 67.

their prelates, 66.
their nobles, 66.
their merchants, 67.

their commons, 67.

their men of war, 67.

their high value for friendship, 88.

ought to beware of making themselves of a faction, 170.
how ambitious men ought to be treated by, 127.

Privateness, man's virtue best seen in, 133.

Probus, instance of the impolicy of uttering sharp speeches, 52.

Prophecies, essay on, 123.

Prosperity and adversity, speech of Seneca concerning, 15.

Public good, private suits detrimental to, 16.

Reading, maketh a full man, 168.

Reason, light of, the last of God's creatures, 4.

Regimen of health, essay on, 109.

Religion, essay on, unity in, 8 to 13.

evils of disunion in, 8, 9.

nature of controversies in, 11.

monstrous nature of persecutions for, 13.
one of the four pillars of government, 47.
privileged from jest, 113.

Religion, the most politic men make profession of, 217.

deep knowledge of philosophy bringeth men's minds to, 217.
equally remote from superstition and atheism, 218.

knowledge strengthens us in, 263.

Reputation and honour, essay on, 177.
Reservation, a degree of dissimulation, 18.
Respects and ceremonies, essay on, 171.
Retirement, studies for delight of, 167.
Revenge, essay on, 14.

public and private, 15.

Rhetoric and logic enable men to contend, 169.

Riches, essay on, 119.

Romans, their policy in naturalizing strangers 103.
their triumphs, 108.

Roman empire, prophecy of, 123.

Sabbath work of God is the illumination of the spirit, 4.

Satirical vein, danger of, 114.

Savill (Sir Henry) letter to, touching helps for the intellectual powers, 357.
Saviour (the) apparent prophecy of, 124.

Scriptures and the church, meditation on, 220.

Scholars, drawing from their studies rules of judging, is the humour of, 167.
Schoolmen, study of, to whom beneficial, 168.
Secrecy, a degree of dissimulation, 18.

the virtue of a confessor, 18.
habit of both politic and moral, 19.
of princes in their counsels, 70.
importance of, in suits, 166.

Seditions and troubles, essay, on, 44.
Seeming wise, essay on, 85.

Sejanus, friendship of Tiberius for, 90.

Self wisdom, essay on, 79.

Self-policy of speaking but little of, 114.

Seneca, his speech concerning prosperity and adversity, 15.

Sense, the light of, the first of God's creatures, 4.

pleasures of, less than pleasures of the affections 251.

Sequela Chartarum, sive inquisitio legitima de calore et frigore, 224.
Severus, his manner of dying, 7.

his friendship for Plantianus, 90.

Simple men admire studies, 167.

Simulation and dissimulation, essay on, 17 to 20.

advantages of, 20.

Single life and marriage, essay on, 23 to 25.

Sovereignty attempered by nobility, 43.

Spartans, their policy in naturalizing strangers, 103.
profession of arms among, 105.

Speech, see "discourse."

discretion of, more than eloquence, 115.

Speeches (long) obstacles to dispatch, 84.

State, matters of, privileged from jest, 13.

Studies, essay on, 167.

Suitors, essay on, 164 to 167.

Sumptuary laws, beneficial in prevention of seditions, 49.

Superstition, essay on, 57.

and atheism, the two opposite extremes from religion, 218.

Suspicion, essay on, 111.

Sylla, his friendship for Pompey, 89.

Themistocles, his pertinent observation respecting speech and thought, 92.
his arrogant speech on his own greatness, 97.

Tiberius, manner of his death, 7.

dissimulation attributed to, 17.

Tiberius, his friendship for Sejanus, 90.

Trade, encouraging of, a means of preventing sedition, 49.

Travel, essay on, 59.

Treasure, one of the four pillars of government, 47.

of a state, not to be in too few hands, 50.

Triumphs of the Romans, 108.

and masques, essay on, 129.

Troubles and seditions, essay on, 44.

True greatness of kingdoms and estates, essay upon, 97 to 109.
Truth, essay on, 3 to 6.

pleasures of, 5.

of knowing, and truth of being, the same, 251.

Turks, profession of arms among, 105.

propagation of their law, always a pretence for war, 106.

Unity in religion, essay on, 8 to 13.

importance of, 10.

means of procuring, 12.

Unmarried, or childless men, the greatest works have been performed by, 23.
Usury, one of the worst means of gain, 121.

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