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Philosophy divided into three branches, 1.

Divine. 2. Natural. 3. Human . . 33

The trunk of all, a primitive or summary

philosophy . . 33

Divine philosophy, or natural theology, relates
to the being and attributes of God; and the

nature of angels or spirits . . .34

Natural philosophy, divided into speculative

and practical .... 34

Speculative philosophy, or natural science,

divided into physics and metaphysics . 35

Physics divided into, 1. The doctrine of the prin-
ciples of things. 2. The doctrine of the

formation of things, or the world. 3. The

doctrine concerning the variety of things 36

Metaphysics divided into, I. The doctrine of

forms. 2. The doctrine of final causes . 36

Mathematics divided into, I. Pure. 2. Mixed 38

Pure mathematics divided into geometry and

arithmetic . . . . .38

Mixed mathematics divided into perspective,

music, astronomy, cosmography, architec-

ture, enginery, &c. ... 38

Practical philosophy, or natural prudence,

divided into experimental, philosophical, and

magical . . . . .38

Human philosophy has two parts, human and

civil ..... 40

Human doctrine divided into, 1. The doctrine

of the human body. 2. The doctrine of the

human mind . . . . .40

The doctrine of the union of soul and body
divided into, 1. The doctrine of notices.

2. The doctrine of impression . . 41

The doctrine of the human body divided into,

1. Medicine. 2. Cosmetics. 3. Athletics.

4. Arts of elegance . . . .41

The doctrine of the human mind divided into,

I. The doctrine of the nature of the mind

or soul. 2. The doctrine of the faculties of

the soul . .... 44

Appendices to the doctrine of the soul. 1. Di-

vination. 2. Fascination . . .45

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Of the spirits, or pneumaticals in bodies . 97
Of the power of heat . . .'97

Of impossibility of annihilation . . 98

CENTURY II.

Of music . . . . .98

Of the nullity and entity of sounds . 100

Of production, conservation, and delation of

sounds ...... 101

Of magnitude, exility, and damps of sounds 103

Of loudness and softness of sounds . 105

Of communication of sounds . . . 105

Of equality and inequality of sounds . 105

Of more treble and base tones . . . 106

Of proportion of treble and base . . 107

Of exterior and interior sounds . .107

Of articulation of sounds . . . 108

CENTURY III.

Of the lines in which sounds move . . 109

Of the lasting and perishing of sounds . 109

Of the passage in interception of sounds . 110

Of the medium of sounds . . . 110

Of the figures of bodies yielding sounds . 110

Of mixture of sounds . . . Ill

Of melioration of sounds . . .111

Of imitation of sounds . . . 112

Of reflection of sounds . . .113

Of consent and dissent between audibles and

visibles . . . 114

Of sympathy and antipathy of sounds . 115

Of hindering or helping of hearing . .116

Of the spiritual and fine nature of sounds 116

Of orient colours in dissolutions of metals . 117

Of prolongation of life . . . 117

Of the appetite of union in bodies . .117

Of the like operations of heat and time . 117

Of the differing operations of fire and rime 117

Of morions by imitation . . .118

Of infectious diseases . . . 118

Of the incorporation of powders and liquors 118

Of exercise of the body, and the benefits or evils

thereof . . . .118

Of meats soon glutting, or not glutting . 118

CENTURY IV.

Of clarification of liquors, and the acceleration

thereof . .119

Of maturation, and the accelerating thereof; and

of the maturation of drinks and fruits . 120

Of making gold . . . . 121

Of the several natures of gold . . . 122

Of inducing and accelerating putrefaction . 122

Of prohibiting and preventing putrefaction . 123

Of rotten wood shining . . . 124

Of acceleration of birth .... 124

Of acceleration of growth and stature . 124

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Of bodies sulphureous and mercurial . . 125

Of the chameleon . . . .125

Of subterrany fires . . .126

Of nitrous water . . .126

Of congealing of air .... 126

Of congealing of water into crystal . . 126

Of preserving the smell and colour in rose leaves 126

Of the lasting of flame ... 126

Of infusions or burials of divers bodies in earth 128

Of the affects of men's bodies from several winds 128

Of winter and summer sicknesses . . 128

Of pestilential years .... 128

Of epidemical diseases . . .128

Of preservation of liquors in wells, or deep

vaults 128

Ofstutting . . . . .129

Of sweet smells . . .129

Of the goodness and choice of waters 129

Of temperate heats under the equinoctial . 130

Of the coloration of black and tawny moors 130

Of motion after the instant of death . 130

Century v.

Of accelerating or hastening forward germina-

tion . . . . . .131

Of retarding or putting back germination . 132

Of meliorating, or making better, fruits and

plants . . . . .133

Of compound fruits and flowers . 137

Of sympathy and antipathy of plants . . 137

Of making herbs and fruits medicinable 139

CENTURY ,vi.

Of curiosities about fruits and plants . . 140

Of the degenerating of plants, and of their trans-

mutation one into another . . 142

Of the procerity and lowness of plants, and of

artificial dwarfing them . . 143

Of the rudiments of plants, and of the excres-

cences of plants, or super-plants . 143

Of producing perfect plants without seed . 146

Of foreign plants . . .146

Of the seasons of several plants . . 146

Of the lasting of plants . . . 147

Of several figures of plants . . . 148

Of some principal differences in plants . 148

Of all manner of composts and helps for ground 149

CENTURY VII.

Of the affinities and differences between plants

and bodies inanimate . . . 150

Of affinities and differences between plants and

living creatures, and of the confiners and

participles of both ... 150

Of plants experiments promiscuous . . 151

Of the healing of wounds . . .157

Of hi diffused in flesh . . .158

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Of ripening drink speedily . . . 158

Of pilosity and plumage . . . 158

Of the quickness of motion in birds . 158

Of the clearness of the sea, the north wind

blowing ..... 158

Of the different heats of fire and boiling Water 158

Of the qualification of heat by moisture . 158

Of yawning ..... 158

Of the hiccough . . . .159

Of sneezing . . . . .159

Of the tenderness of the teeth . . 159

Of the tongue . . . . .159

Of the mouth out of taste . . . 159

Of some prognostics of pestilential seasons . 159

Of special simples for medicines . . 159

Of Venus 159

Of the insecta, or creatures bred of putrefaction 160

Of leaping ..... 161

Of the pleasures and displeasures of hearing,

and of the other senses . . . 161

CENTURY VIII.

Of veins of earth medicinal . . . 162

Of spunges ..... 162

Of sea-fish in fresh water . . . 162

Of attraction by similitude of substance . 162

Of certain drinks in Turkey . . • . 162

Of sweat ..... 163

Of the glow-worm . . . .163

Of the impressions upon the body from several

passions of the mind . . . 163

Of drunkenness . . . .165

Of the hurt or help of wine, taken moderately 165

Of caterpillars . . . .165

Of the flics cant ha rides . . .166

Of lassitude ..... 166

Of casting the skin, and shell, in some creatures 166

Of the postures of the body . . .166

Of pestilential years . . . 166

Of some prognostics of hard winters . .166

Of certain medicines that condense and relieve

the spirits . . . .167

Of paintings of the body . . . 167

Of the use of bathing and anointing . 167

Of chambletting of paper . . .167

Of cuttle ink . . .167

Of earth increasing in weight . . . 167

Of sleep 168

Of teeth, and hard substances in the bodies of

living creatures . . . .168

Of the generation, and bearing of living crea-

tures in the womb . . . 169

Of species visible . . . .170

Of impulsion and percussion . . 170

Of titillation . . . .170

Of scarcity of rain in Egypt 170

Of clarification . . . . . 1/1

Of plants without leaves . 17'

Of the mntcrials of glass . . .171
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Of certain cements and quarries . . 182

Of the altering of colours in hairs and feathers 183

Of the difference of living creatures, male and

female 183

Of the comparative magnitude of living creatures 183

Of producing fruit without core or stone . 183

Of the melioration of tobacco . . 183

Of several heats working the same effects . 184

Of.swelling and dilatation in boiling . 184

Of the dulcoration of fruits . . . 184

Of flesh edible and not edible . . 184

Of the salamander . . . .184

Of the contrary operations of time on fruits and

liquors ..... 185

Of blows and bruises .... 185

Of the orrice root .... 185

Of the compression of liquors . . . 185

Of the working of water upon air contiguous 185

Of the nature of air . 185

Of the eyes and sight . . . .185

Of the colour of the sea, or other water . 18G

Of shell-fish ... . . .186

Of the right side, and the left . ,. 186

Of frictions . . . . .186

Of globes appearing fiat at distance . 18/

Of shadows . . ... .187

Of the rolling and breaking of the seas . 187

Of the dulcoration of salt water . . 187

Of the return of saltness in pits upon the sea-

shore ..... 187

Of attraction by similitude of substance . 187

Of attraction .. . . . 187

Of heat under earth .... 187

Of flying in the air ... 188

Of the scarlet dye '. . . .188

Of maleficiating .... 188

Of the rise of water by means of flame . 188

Of the influences of the moon . . 188

Of vinegar . . . . .189

Of creatures that sleep all winter . . 189

Of the generating of creatures by copulation, and

by putrefaction . . . 189

CENTURY X.

Of the transmission and influx of immateriate

virtues, and the force of imagination . 190

Of the emission of spirits in vapour, or exhala- ■

tion, odour-like . . . .192

Of emission of spiritual species which affect the

senses ..... 193

Of emissions of immateriate virtues, from the

minds and spirits of men, by affections,

imagination, or other impressions . 194

Of the secret virtue of sympathy and antipathy 197

Of secret virtues and proprieties . . 201

Of the general sympathy of men's spirits . 201

New Atlantis ..... 202

Mr. Bacon in Praise of Knowledge . 216

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