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the good, if any be, is due "tanquam adeps sacrificii" (as the fat of the sacrifice), to be incensed to the honour, first of the Divine Majesty, and next of your majesty, to whom on earth I am most bounden.
ABEL and Cain, types of contemplation and action, 64.
Ability commands circumstances, 340.
Abilities and virtue, estimate of, 332.
Abridgements, defect of, 368.
Accidents, their influence upon the mind, 294.
of words, 236.
Active men should be authors, 279.
private good, different from good of society, 271, 272.
good preferable to passive good, 271.
Adam in paradise, 63.
his employment in paradise, viewing of creatures and
Address to King James, 105.
Adrian, his happy reign, 77.
Advance of knowledge upon the reformation, 70.
Affections, knowledge of, 292.
disturbance of, diseases of mind, 292.
examined by the Stoics, 293.
not investigated by Aristotle in his Ethics, 293.
opposition of, to each other, 294.
Ages of Governments, 901.
Alchemy, 50, 174.
Alchemists, errors of, 188.
Alexander, learned warrior, 16.
his education, 82.
his love of knowledge, 83.
his love of Homer, 83.
his answer to Calisthenes, 85.
Alexander, his knowledge of Antipater, 86.
his distinction between love of Alexander and love
of the King, 86.
his answer to Parmenio, 86, 87.
his answer, that he had hope, 87.
his preference of learning to empire, 83.
Allowance for experiments too small in universites, 111.
Analogy between progress of man and of states, 16.
Anatomy defects of, 194.
of living bodies, 195.
Angels, nature of, 154.
what respect due to it, 53.
Aphorisms of Solomon, 67.
of Solomon, instances of, 311.
Apostle Paul, learned, 69.
Apothegms, 140, 171.
of Cæsar, 89.
Appetite, knowledge of, 260.
Architecture of Fortune, art of, 324.
Aristotle, his departure from antient terms, 157.
Arrangement, evils of, 55.
Art, its duty to exalt Nature, 214.
of memory, 232.
of forming habits, 296.
of self-advancement, not reduced to precept, 323.
of discovering the mind of others, 320.
Arts of Pleasure, sensual, 201.
Aspirers to elegance of manners seldom aspire to high vir-
Atheism occasioned by superficial knowledge, 12.
Authors should be consuls, not dictators, 51.
Bad times of mind, how obliterated, 300.
Base and structure of natural philosophy,.165.
Being, without well-being, a curse, 350.
a garment of the mind, 309.
Bird-witted minds, 251.
the most valuable species of history, 127.
relative uses of, 320.
Bishops, antient, learned, 69.
tabernacle of mind, 201.
Bodily excesses, 201.
Books, new editions of, 255.
Bounds of human knowledge, 10.
Business loved for itself only by learned men, 20.
professors of, amongst reviews, 310.
Calendar of existing inventons, 175.
of existing discoveries, 175.
of things not invented, 176.
of supposed impossibilities, 176.
of sects of philosophy, 104.
Capacity of mind to receive knowledge, 9.
Care of men's minds, how it belongs to divinity, how to philo-
Cato, his censure of Greek, 23.
Causes of diversity of sects, 179.
his writings, 88.
his shrewd speeches, 89.
his speech upon Milites and Quirites, 90.
his shrewd use of his name, 90.
Charity necessary to regulate knowledge, 9.