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Rings, impolicy of making themselves of a faction, 170.
Kinsmen, envious of the rise of their equals, 27.
Knowledge, praise of, 251.
the double of that which is, 251.
clears the mind of perturbations, 25l.
the limits and end of, 256.
pride of, caused the fall, .57, 260.
ought to be accompanied by charity, 262.
motives for attainment of, 264.
impediments to, 267.
from times and diversion of wits, 268.
variety of sects and opinions, 272.
in handlingit by parts, 273.
from mistaking the end and scope of know-
tables of inquiries concerning, S10.
Labyrinthi Filum, 810.
Learning, see Knowledge.
- fiourishes most in the middle age of a state, 193.
Letters, their use in negociating, 161. .
Lies, love of, 8, 4.
disgraceful nature of, 5. • • , ,
Logic and rhetoric, enable men to contend, 168.
Louis XI. his closeness in counsel, 91.
Lowe, essay on, 81 to 83.
martial men given to, 83.
Lucullus, his answer to Pompey respecting his house, 148.
Mahomet, an instance in favour of boldness, 89.
Manners, importance of, 171. -
Manufactures, cherishing of, a means of preventing seditions, 49.
Marcus Antonius, example of passionate love, 8l.
Martial men, why given to love, 88.
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, 198.
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, 198.
Metis and Jupiter, exposition of the fable of, 69.
Military disposition, delicate manufactures contrary to, 104.
Military power, see ** true greatmess 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 Š concerning the disgracefulness of a lie, 5.
Moral philosophy makes men grave, 168.
Mountjoye Lord, address to, 228.
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, 131. -
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.
Qtho, his followers induced by compassion to inflict death íipon themselves, 7.
Palace, a model of, 149.
Pallas, exposition of the fable ofher birth, 69.
Parents, difference in affection of, 21.
illiberality of, an harmful errour, 22 .
and Children, essay om, 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, l 18.
Place (great) essay on, 88.
Plantianus, friendship of Severus for, 90.
Plantatioms, essay on, 115.
Pliny, his witty remark on praisingothers for that wherein ourselves exult, 176.
Plutus, exposition of the fable of, 120.
Poesy ** vinum daemonium,'' 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 concerninghelps for, 339.
Praise, essay on, 178.
Praise ofknowledge, 251.
Predictions, see ** prophecies.”
of astrology, dreams, &c. to be despised, 126.
Princes, politic rules for, in the prevention of séditions, 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.
their prelates, 66. -
their nobles, 66.
their merchants, 67.
their commons, 67. |
their men of war, 67.
the two great precepts for, 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, 164.
Reading, maketh a full man, 168.
Reason, light of, tbe last of God's creatures, 4.
Regimen of health. essay on, 109.
Religion, essay on, unity in, 8 to 13. *
evils of disuniom in, 8, 9.
nature of controversies in, 11.
monstrous nature of persecutions for, 13.
one of the four pillars of government, 47.
privìleged 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, 268.
Reputation and honour, essay on, 177.
Reservatiom, 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.
TRhetoric and logic enable men to contend, 169.
IRiches, 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, 337.
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, om, 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 créatures, 4.
pleasures of, less than pleasures of the affections 251.
Sequela Chartarum, sive inquisitio legitima de calore et frigore, 224.
Severus, his mammer 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, 28 to Q 5.
Sovereignty attempered by nobility, 43.
Spartans, their policy in naturalizing strangers, 1 3.
profession of arms among, 105.
Speech, see ** discourse.”
discretion of, more than eloquence, 115.
Speeches (long) obstacles to dispatcb, 84.
State, matters of, privileged froih jest, 13.
Studies, essay om, 167.
Suitors, essay om, 164 to 167.
Sumptuary laws, beneficial in prevention cf seditions, 49.
superstition, essay om, 57.
- and atheism, the two opposite extremes from religion, 218.
Suspicion, essay om, 1 1 1.
Sylla, his frie ndship for Pompey, s9.
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 fonr 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, 25l.
Turks, profession of arms among, 105.
propagation of their law, always a pretemce 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, ?3.
Usury, one of the worst means of gain, 121.
essay om, 187.
evils of, 188.
uses of, 139.
how it ought to be regulated, 140.
Vain glory, essay on, 175 to 177.
Valerius Terminus, of the interpretation of nature, 256.
Vespasian, manner of his death, 7.
Vicious men envious of the virtuous, 26.
Vicissitude of things, 187 to 193.
Virtue, praise, the reflection of, 173.
called by the Stoics ** Bonum Theatrale,” 229.
Vulgar, the highest virtues not intelligible to, 173.
War, fear of aggression, a lawful cause for, 65.
policy of, 107.
Wisdom for a man's self, essay on, 79.
of the serpent and innocency of the dove, 205.
Wise, essay on seeming, 85.
Wit, mecessary to those who confer little, 168.
Writing maketh an exact man, 168.
Young mem, fitter for execution than counsel, 143.
Youth and age, essay on, 142.
evil of over early ripeness in, 144.