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THE WORKS

OF

FRANCIS BACON,

Lord Chancellor of England.

A NEW EDITION:

WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,

BY

BASIL MONTAGU, ESQ.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

PHILADELPHIA:

CARE Y AND HAR T.

1844.

Stereotypeu by L Johnson.

6-4

STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON.

PRINTED BY T. K. & P. G. COLLINS, PHILADELPHIA.

1844

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SYLVA SYLVARUM; OR A NATURAL

Of sympathy and antipathy.....

22

HISTORY.

Of the spirits or pneumaticals in bodies 23

CENTURY I.

of the power of beat....

23

Of straining or percolation, outward and in-

Of impossibility of annihilation

24

ward ...

7

Of motion upon pressure ....

CENTURI II.

Of separations of bodies liquid by weight .. 8 Of music.....

Of infusions in water and air .......

9 Of the nullity and entity of sounds

26

Of the appetite of continuation in liquids .. 10 Of production, conservation, and delation of

Of artificial springs......

10

sounds...

28

Of the venomous quality of man's flesh..... 10 Of magnitude, exility, and damps of sounds 29

Of turning air into water ....

10 Of loudness and softness of sounds .

32

Of helping or altering the shape of the body. 11 Of communication of sounds......

32

Of condensing of air, to yield weight or nour-

Of equality and inequality of sounds.

32

ishment......

11 Of more treble and base tones

33

Of flame and air commixed

11 Of proportion of treble and base...... 34

Of the secret nature of flame

12 Of exterior and interior sounds.

34

Of fame, in the midst, and on the sides .... 12 Of articulation of sounds

35

Of motion of gravity ...,

12

Of contraction of bodies in bulk .

13 CENTURY III.

Of making vines more fruitful..

13 of the lines in which sounds move ........ 36

Of the several operations of purging medicines 13

Of the lasting and perishing of sounds..... 36

Of meats and drinks most nourishing

14

Of the passage in interception of sounds 37

Of medicines applied in order .....

17 Of the medium of sounds

Of cure by custom

17

Of the figures of bodies yielding sounds.... 38

Of cure by excess

17 Of mixtures of sounds ....

38

Of cure by motion of consent....

17 Of melioration of sounds.

39

Of cure of diseases contrary to predisposition 17 Of imitation of sounds..

39

of preparation before and after purging ... 18 Of reflection of sounds ..

40

Of stanching blood

18 Of consent and dissent between audibles and

Of change of aliments and medicines

18

visibles.....

Of diets. ....

18 Of sympathy and antipathy of sounds . 43

Of production of cold ...

18 Of hindering or helping of hearing ..., 44

Of turning air into water.

19 Of the spiritual and fine nature of sounds .. 44

Of induration of bodies

20 Of orient colours in dissolutions of metals .. 45

Of preying of air upon water

21 Of prolongation of life ......

45

Of the force of union ..

22 Of the appetite of union in bodies ... 45

Of making feathers and hairs of divers co-

Of the like operations of heat and time..... 45

lours ....

22 Of the differing operations of fire and time.. 45

Of nourishment of young creatures in the egg,

Of motions by imitation....

45

or womb..

Of infectious diseases ..

46

41, 42

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Of the incorporation of powders and liquors 47 Of the degenerating of plants, and of their
Of exercise of the body, and the benefits or

transmutation one into another ....... 72

evils thereof......

46 Of the procevity and lowness of plants, and

Of meats soon glutting, or not glutting 46

of artificial dwarfing them ....

73

Of the rudiments of plants, and of the ex.

CENTURY IV.

crescences of plants, or super-plants ..... 74

Of clarification of liquors and the accelera-

Of producing perfect plants without seed... 76

tion thereof...

47 Of foreign plants...

Of maturation, and the accelerating thereof;

Of the seasons of several plants
and of the maturation of drinks and fruits 48 Of the lasting of plants

79

Of making gold ...

49 Of several figures of plants

78

Of the several natures of gold......

50 Of some principal differences in plants ..... 79
or inducing and accelerating putrefaction .. 50 Of all manner of composts and helps for
Of prohibiting and preventing putrefaction.. 51 ground ....

79

Of rotten wood shining

52

Of acceleration of birth ...

53

CENTURY VII.

Of acceleration of growth and stature. 53 Of the affinities and differences between

Of bodies sulphureous and mercurial

53 plants and bodies inanimate ..

81

Of the chameleon ..

54 Of affinities and differences between plants

Of subterrany fires

54 and living creatures, and of the confiners

Of nitrous water .....

54 and participles of both ...

81

Of congealing of air

54 Of plants, experiments promiscuous... 82

Of congealing of water into crystal..

54 Of the healing of younds

89

Of preserving the smell and colour in rose

Of fat diffused in flesh....

89

leaves...

55 Of ripening drink speedily.

89

Of the lasting of flame.....

55 Of pilosity and plumage.....

89

Of infusions or burials of divers bodies in

Of the quickness of motion in birds. e....

..... 90

earth ...

56 Of the clearness of the sea, the north wind

Of the effects on men's bodies from several

blowing.

90

winds .....

57 of the different heats of fire and boiling

Of winter and summer sicknesses

57 water.......

90

Of pestilential years

57 Of the qualifications of heat by moisture 90

Of epidemical diseases .

57 Of yawning ....

90

Of preservation of liquors in wells, or deep

of the hiccough

90

vaults.

57 Of sneezing ...

90

Of stutting

57 Of the tenderness of the teeth

91

Of sweet smells.

58

Of the tongue

91

Of the goodness and choice of waters... 58 Of the mouth out of taste

91

Of temperate heats under the equinoctial... 59 Of some prognostics of pestilential seasons.. 91

Of the coloration of black and tawny Moors. 59 Of special simples for medicines

91

Of motion after the instant of death.... 59 Of Venus .....

91

Of the insects, or creatures bred of putrefac-

CENTURY V.

tion ......

92

Of accelerating or hastening forward germi- Of leaping
nation.......

GO Of the pleasures and displeasures of hearing,

Of retarding or putting back germination .. 61 and of the other senses.

93

Of meliorating, or making better, fruits and

plants ....

62 CENTURY VIII.

Of compound fruits and flowers....

66 Of veins of earth medicinal.....

94

Of sympathy and antipathy of plants 67 Of sponges ...

Of making herbs and fruits medicinal . 69 Of sea-fish in fresh waters ......

94

Of attraction by similitude of substance.... 94

CENTURI VI.

Of certain drinks in Turkey

94

Of curiosities about fruits and plants.....

.... 70 Of sweat...

95

94

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Of the glow-worm...

95 Of water, that it may be the medium of

of the impressions upon the body from seve-

sounds

......... 107

ral passions of the mind....

95 Of the flight of the spirits upon odious ob-'

Of drunkenness .....

97

jects

* 107

Of the hurt or help of wine, taken moderately 98 Of the super-reflection of echoes.... 107

Of caterpillars .....

98 Of the force of the imagination imitating that

Of the flies cantharides

98

the senses......

107

Of lassitude

98 Of preservation of bodies ..

108

Of casting of the skin, and shell, in some

Of the growth or multiplying of metals .... 108

creatures....

98 Of the drowning the more base metal in the

Of the postures of the body.

99 more precious .....

108

Of pestilential years .

99 Of fixation of bodies

108

Of some prognostics of hard winters

99 Of the restless nature of things in themselves,

Of certain medicines that condense and rarefy

and their desire to change

108

the spirits ...

99

Of paintings of the body...

99 CENTURY IX.

Of the use of bathing and anointing. 99

Of perception in bodies insensible, tending to

Of chambletting of paper..

100 natural divination or subtile trials ....... 109

Of cuttle ink .....

100 Of the nature of appetite in the stomach ... 112

Of earth increasing in weight ..

100 Of sweetness of odour from the rainbow 112

Of sleep.......

100 Of sweet smells ...

112

Of teeth and hard substances in the bodies

of the corporeal substance of smells. 112

of living creatures

100 Of fetid and fragrant odours ..

112

of the generation, and bearing of living Of the causes of putrefaction.

113

creatures in the womb

101 Of bodies imperfectly mixed ..

113

Of species visible. .......

102 Of concoction and crudity ...

113

Of impulsion and percussion

103 Of alterations, which may be called majors . 114

Of titillation .....

103 Of bodies liquefiable, and not liquefiable.... 114

Of scarcity of rain in Egypt

103 Of bodies fragile and tough. .......... 114

Of clarification......

103 Of the two kinds of pneumaticals in bodies . 115

Of plants without leaves

103 of concretion and dissolution of bodies. .... 115

Of the materials of glass

104 Of bodies hard and soft ...

115

Of prohibition of putrefaction, and the long

Of ductile and tensile..

115

conservation of bodies ....

104 Of several passions of matter, and characters

Of abundance of nitre in certain sea-shores. 104 of bodies.......

115

of bodies borne up by water ...... 104 Of induration by sympathy

116

Of fuel consuming little or nothing. 104 Of honey and sugar ......

116

Of cheap fuel......

105 Of the finer sort of base metals. ..... 116

Of gathering of wind for freshness

105 Of certain cements and quarries ....

117

Of trials of air ......

105 Of the altering of colours in hairs and feathers 116

of increasing milk in milch beasts

of the difference of living creatures, male and

Of sand of the nature of glass..

105

female.......

117

of the growth of coral.....

105 Of the comparative magnitude of living

Of the gathering of manna

105

creatures...

117

of the correcting of wines...

106 Of producing fruit without core or stone ... 117

Of bitumen, one of the materials of wild-fire 106 Of the melioration of tobacco ....... 117

of plaster growing as hard as marble...... 106 Of several heats working the same effects .. 118

Of the cure of ulcers and hurts..... 106 Of swelling and dilatation in boiling....... 118

Of the healthfulness or unhealthfulness of

Of the dulcoration of fruits ...

118

southern wind .....

106 Of flesh edible and not edible

118

Of wounds made with brass, and with iron. 106 Of the salamander........

118

Of mortification by cold....

106 Of the contrary operations of time on fruits

Of weight.....

106 and liquors.....

119

Of supernatation of bodies....

107 Of blows and bruises

119

Of the flying of unequal bodies in the air .. 107 Of the orrice root ...

119

........ 105

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