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Epicurus' opinion of atoms, 300
Epimetheus, 57
Eriethonius, or Imposture, 309
Examples of unfortunate kings, 71; of friendship, 99
Expense, 107 ; ordinary, 107; extraordinary, 107
Experiment, rashness of, 332
Fable of Atalanta, 321 ; of Prometheus, 323 ; of Proteus,

interpretation of, 291
Fame, Fragment of Essay on, 221; pedigree of, 50; the

sister of the giants, 280
Favourites, how bridled, 143 ; lefs dangerous if mean than

noble, 143 ; or Endymion beloved by Luna, 278; of kings

simple rather than wise or cunning, 279
Fear of death, 5
Fiction, love of, 1
Flowers and trees for each month, 172
Followers, 183; costly, not to be liked, nor factious, 183;

nor spies, 184
Forgiveness, glory of, 14
Fortune, 152 ; in a man's own power, 152 ; blind not in-

visible, 153 ; Italian proverb concerning, 153
Fountains of two sorts, 178
Frankness, quality of the ablest men, 19
Friend, use of, 105
Friends, 183
Friendship redoubleth joys, 101; halves forrow, 101; health-

ful for the understanding, 102; for counsel by, 104; noble
fruits of, 105; its fruits, 97 ; fought for by kings, 98;

altar raised to, 100; examples of, 99
Games of Prometheus, 337
Garden, description of, 175; for each month, 172; divided

in three parts, 175
Gardening, the purest of pleasures, 172
Gellius, saying of, 95
Glory of forgiveness, 14
Goodness, inclination to, imprinted in man's nature, 44; or

philanthropia, 44; parts of, 47
Government, of colonies, 131; pillars of, religion, justice,

counsel, treasure, 52
Gree, or Intrigue, 277
Great place, 36

Greek philosophy investigates material principles, 299

Habits best overcome at once, 148
Harp of David, 17
Heath, 179
Heaven, or Beginnings, 287
Helen, preferred to Juno and Pallas, riches and wisdom, 35
Helicon, waters of, lost in seditious tumults, 287
Henry VII. only two counsellors, 78; suspicious, 124
Herbs for plantations, 129
Hippomenes challenged by Atalanta, 321
Honour hath three things, 144
Hope, importance of, in government, 57 ; to be entertained

by the aged, 122
Houses, use preferred to uniformity in, 166; choice of ground

for building, 167; for summer and winter, 168

Icarus, 306
Illicit arts, 308
Imposture, or Eriethonius, 309
Indians, custom of, 150
Injudicious free-speakers, 252
Innovations, 90
Insolent success exposed to envy, 31
Iphicrates, his address to the Lacedemonians, 261
Irisb rebel, 151

Jests, things privileged from, 126
Judges, office of, with reference to the suitors, 204; with

reference to the advocates, 205; to the inferior officers
of the court, 207; to the king, 208; their office to in-

terpret, not make law; their qualities, 203
Judicature, 203
Jupiter lamed by Typhon, 253; married Metis, or Counsel, 76
Just fears, cause for war, 71
Justice, pillar of government, 52
KINGs, endangered by kindred and prelates, 71, 73 ; hearts

inscrutable, 68; fond of toys and trifling acts, 69; for-
tunate, have checks, 69; examples of, 69; in counsel
should be filent to get at truth, 81; nature of, 223 ;
maxims for, 223 ; qualities of, 224-5; precepts concern-
ing, 74; sharp speeches by, dangerous, 58 ; will contra-
dičtories, 70

Kingdoms, their true Greatness, 108
Knee timber, 46

Leagues, or Styx, 259
Letters, when good, 181
Lewis XI. of France, his favourites, 279
Libels, 50; open and audacious, sign of troubles, 50
Licensed money-lenders, 159
Love, martial men given to, 36; wanton, corrupteth, 36;

flood time in adversity and prosperity, 35; useful to the
drama, 34; rejected in excess by

, great minds, 34; Epi.
curus' saying of, 34; foolish idolatry, 35; ruined Mark
Antony and Claudius, 34; which loseth all things, loseth

itself, 35; the most ancient of the gods, 297
Low Countries, recurrence of weather in, 214
Lucian's saying of Menippus, 228
Machiavel, 213
Machiavel, of custom, 149; of the Christian faith, 45; opi-

nion of Henry III. of France, 51
Mahomet's boldness, 42
Man, statue of, 32 3; the centre of the universe, 327
Manner of planting new sects, threefold, 215
Manufacturers, fit for plantations, 129
Marriage and single life, 25
Married

men, best subjects, 26; best soldiers, 26; give hoft-
age to fortune, 25
Masques and triumphs, 145
Massacre, in France, 13
Matter, force may change but cannot annihilate, 292
Meals, cheerfulness at, 122
Mediocrity in morals, 338
Memnon, or a youth too forward, 293 ; fable of, explained,

294
Mercenaries, not to be depended upon, 112
Merchants, vena porta, 73; wealth of a state, 74; impolicy

of taxing heavily, 74
Metis, or Counsel, 350 ; relating to governments, 350
Microcosm, 327
Military men, importance of, 58
Ministers, choice of, 144
Minos, 308
Misanthropi worse than Timon, 46

Monarchy, tree of, 114
Monks in Rusia, 151
Monopoly, evils of, 55
Montaigne, 4
Moral and civil philofophy, fabled by the songs of Orpheus,

285
Mountebanks of the body politic, 42

Narcissus, or self-love, 257
National greatness best promoted by arms, 116
Nations, wealth of, 55
Nature, 147
Nature and Art, allegory of conflict between, 322 ; not to

be overtasked, 147 ; or Pan, 262
Necessity, the ruler of princes, 260
Negociation, better by speech than letter, 181
Negociator, how to choose, 182
Nemess, or the vicissitude of things, 311; vengeance or re-

tribution, 311; daughter of Ocean and Night, 311
Nero, Commodus, characters of, 69
New fects in religion, when dangerous, 215
Nobility, monarchy without it a tyranny, 47 ; numerous,

make a state poor, 48 ; of birth, abates industry, extin-

guishes envy, 49 ; when depressed, dangerous, 73
Noblemen, too many bad for a state, 113
Nobles and people, discontent of, 56

ODOURS, 146
Edipus, 340
Old men envious, 29,
Order, life of despatch, 93
Ordnance, use of, in China 2000 years since, 218
Orpheus, or philosophy, 283; fongs of, indicate moral or

civil discipline, 285; and Sirens, 352
Otho, 6
Over early ripeness in youth, 162
PAINTING, imagination better than reality in, 164
Palace, description of, 168
Pallas, 56
Pan, or Nature, 262; god of huntsmen and shepherds, 263;

how clothed, 263; accosted by Silenus and Satyrs, 263 ;
contended with bollo, 263; represents the all of things,
or nature, 264

Pandora's Box, 325
Parables, preceded philofophical reasoning, 248
Parents and Children, 22
Parents, their joys, 22 ; their sorrows, 22 ; their partiality,

23; their covetousness, 23 ; should keep close authority,
not a close purse, 24; should avoid emulations, 24; should

be liberal, 24
Passions, or Dionysus, 316; to be avoided in age, 122
Patience essential to justice, 205
Pentheus, or perplexed judgement, 283
People fit for colonies, 129; overtaxed not fit for empire, 112
Perseus, or War, 274; Nays Medusa, 275; receives swift-

ness, secrecy, and foresight, 276; resorts to the Gree, or

Intrigues, 277
Perfans in Arbela, 110
Personal negociation, when good, 181
Philanthropia, 44
Philosophy destroyed by seditious tumult, 287 ; or Orpheus,

283; true end of, 343
Physic and diet, 122
Physicians, how to choose, 123
Pilate, I
Pillars of government, 52
Place, sheweth the man, 40; rising into, laborious, standing

Nippery, sometimes base, 37
Placemen, thrice servants, to the king, to the state, and to

fame, 36; as to their colleagues, 41
Plantations, 128
Plants yielding the most perfume, 174
Plato, laying of, 96
Pleasure, allegorical representation of, 295; in recurring to

youthful days, 295
Pluto's helmet, 82
Political discontent, how estimated, 53
Poverty, cause of sedition, 52
Powder plot, 13
Power to do good, lawful end of aspiring, 38
Preface to Wisdom of the Ancients, 243.
Prelates, when powerful, dangerous subjects, 73
Prevention of discontent, 57
Pride, flattered by abjectness in the suitor, 296
Princes, bound only by necessity, 260; compared to hea-

venly bodies, 74
Private revenge, 16

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