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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.
Abstine et Sustine, 270.

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.
life preferable to contemplative life, 267

good preferable to passive good, 271.

Adam in paradise, 63.

his employment in paradise, viewing of creatures and
imposition of names, 63.

Address to King James, 105.

Adrian, his happy reign, 77.

Advance of knowledge upon the reformation, 70.
Advantages of philosophy to faith and religion, 70.

Affections, knowledge of, 292.

disturbance of, diseases of mind, 292.

examined by the Stoics, 293.

not investigated by Aristotle in his Ethics, 293.
investigated by Aristotle in his Rhetoric, 293.
treatise of, how to be treated, 294.

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 shrewd speeches, 83.
his answer to Diogenes, 84.

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.
Alphabet, 176.

Analogy between progress of man and of states, 16.
Analytics in logic, 233.

Anatomy defects of, 194.

of living bodies, 195.

Angels, nature of, 154.

Annals, 134.

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what respect due to it, 53.

Aphorisms of Solomon, 67.

of Solomon, instances of, 311.
and methodical style, 241.
advantages of, 242.

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.
his censure of his predecessors, 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-

tues, 308.

Atheism occasioned by superficial knowledge, 12.

Athletics, 200.

Astrology, 174.

Authors should be consuls, not dictators, 51.

Bad times of mind, how obliterated, 300.
Badges of false science, 43.

Base and structure of natural philosophy,.165.
Basilisk, fable of, 281.

Being, without well-being, a curse, 350.
Behaviour, neglected by philosophers, 309.
too much attention to, 308.

a garment of the mind, 309.

Bird-witted minds, 251.

Biography, 127.

the most valuable species of history, 127.
deficiences of, 132.

relative uses of, 320.

Bishops, antient, learned, 69.
Body, action of, upon mind, 185.
disorders of, remediable, 188.
easily disordered, 188, 189.
knowledge of, 187.

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.
knowledge of, reduceable to precept, 310.

Calendar of existing inventons, 175.

of existing discoveries, 175.

of things not invented, 176.

of supposed impossibilities, 176.
of vulgar errors, 178.

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-

sophy, 286.

Cato, his censure of Greek, 23.

Causes of diversity of sects, 179.
Cæsar, learned warrior, 16.

his writings, 88.

his shrewd speeches, 89.

his speech upon Milites and Quirites, 90.
his noble answer to Metellus, 91,

his shrewd use of his name, 90.

Charity necessary to regulate knowledge, 9.
Charitable dispositions, no excess in, 303.
Character, knowledge of, part of morals, 292.


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