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Medici'na PraCtica, 

O B, 

C O N T A I NI xN G 

The way of Curing the ni4>re Eminent and 
Uf^jal bifrafcs happening to HUMANE 

As all Sorts of 

Aches and Pains, 




Flfixes^ Gripngs^ Wwd. 

ShortTjefs oj Breath, 


Want of Appetite. 

Vfe of Ur;2hs Icjl 

CoilJck, or Belly- Ach. 

Hyflerick, Colicks. 







Dijcafes of the Breaji. 

Stone in the Reins. 

Stone in the Bladder* 

VV hereunto is annexed. 
I. The preparation of the Frx^cipiohcm of 
2. The Key of Htlmont and Lullj, 


3. The Opening of Sot and Luna 


Profciibr of Phyfick. 

The Firit BOOK, 

LONDON, Printed by fK Bonny, for T. Ho^knis in George- 
l^jrd in Lomhard-Jfreet^ and /. Harris at the Harro7i^ in 
the Pcuhrey, 1 692. 

The P R E F A C E. 

Mdgiftri, ^fineDoftrina, DoAores: He [fared not the 
ignorance^ or ill Lives of the Clergy, for which caufe with- 
cut doukit was, that hwas corn- 
flamed, that not a Man in England, hefidei Grofthcad,tf»i 
two or three more of hjs Acquaintance^ that underfieod the 
Hebrew f?r Greek Tongues. 

iS, For the reafon therefore of his Learning it was, that he 
iwof Accufed ^f Witchcrafc, and upon Malicious Pretences 
they took from htm his Books and Writings, lovg before Tope 
Nicholas ca^ him wto Fnfon ,• for which cauje he complaL 
e^r^? P^;,^ Clement IV. his Friend, faying. The Priefts 
andFryars have kept meftarving in clofe Prifon/nor 
would they fuffer any one to comeat Eie. Andfonje k^ 
mrantfeUows, that would have heen accounted Learned Men 
Tvhen they could not under ft and his Books, condemned them Js 
^ooks of the Black Axt: 

17. Leland/^/>^, He wrote many Books, but that it 
^as as eafie to gather the fcattered Leaves of the Sybils, 
as to Colled but the Titles of them: For which, aid hi 

&r^f "^';;'^y f '^?'-^'^ ''^^P^P^' ^ndfome other 
tterelies as they called ihem, he wrs >^c«//W(?/ Witchcraft 
mdhy the atd?oj>emcho\z,f.i^d, and kept cloje Prifoner 
Z f'frJ ''"'^^'f^Mon/omefay.he died for Grief, or with 
ns hardUfage, which was m the n^th. Tear If his Jge, in the 

18. George Ripley v>as » Cannon of Bridlington, and 
hur,fi,a ,nthe rear of Our Lord 1 470. and about th Zh 
Z '{id^'^rf^ ^^^;^omth : much about v>hich ti^Z 
ravelled mto Italy, and mmy other Foreign Camtrus and 
note A» MeduUa Alchymi* j and (em it as a Vrelcntt 

;ngland, and wrote Jeveral other Books ^ as i. fo Epiftle to 
ungE^WIV. 2. His Twelve Gates. ,. 1 Bre- 
laryofAlchymie.or Recapitulation, mth\evialoL 
^'^gim* jet eome to our bands. jcwraiotber 

19. fA 

The PREFACE.. \ 

^ 19. He was an Excellent Man^ profoundly learned in the 
'Art of Alchy mie, and an ahfolute Mafier (without doubt) of 
the Secret ; and it was the Opinion of a Learned Man in this 
Study, that his Writincr^s are for thefulmfs of them^ t$ he pre- 
fered before any others that he had e'ver read or feen : 1 lear- 
ned CI^J^ ^0 the Philofophers Magnet from one 5 the 
fVlagical Chalybs from another; Dianas Doyqs from a 
third h the Philofophers Air, or Chamelion from ano- 
ther J the Preparation of their Menftruum from ano- 
ther ; and the number of Eagles in another : But for the 
true Matter, figns of the true Mr<7«j7, and the Operati-I 
on, I know nonQ (faith he) like Ripley, though Flammel 
be Eminent, He Dyed Anno Dom. 1490. 

10, TVe come now to the matter of the Book : /is to the 
firfl Book^ we lay it is a Pra^ical Difccurfe upon fome frinci- 
fal Difeafes^ deduced from the Fountain of Experience it [elf: 
Tvberein we have delivered a new Hypcthejis^ concerning the 
Generation of Sand, Gravel and Stones m Humane Bcdies^ 
and now brought to light purely by Reafon^ and Mechanical 
Operations : The thing as tt is noval^ it i s rational , and with- 
out doubt is pojfible to be improved to many lingular advanta^ 
ges, if a Prudent Man has it under his confideration. 

21. The Works of Hermes oj/^ Tranflated with what care 
and circumfpeBion we cculd : The Firfi Book was in the Latin 
Copy divided only into Seven Chapters • we for more ccnveni- 
ent reading have divided it into Thirteen^ to 7vhich^ as a Fonr- 
tetntb, we added the Smaragdine Table. The Latin ii^as 
harbwrom and WKouth^ fcarcely intelligible, and done out of 
ther Languages, v^hen Learnmg was at its lojveftebb ; fo that 
it mij eafily he believed^ a free, natural, and true Verfioii^ 
would have bee7% diffcult to be 7r,ade by the hefl of Scholars, 

Qte in 

who had been unacquainted jifith Chyn-iicaX L,drning. 

22, As it was one of the fir (I of 'Writings^ and wr, 
the firfl of times, foits Method feems to be rude^ the Language^ 
cbfcure^ and the CortneSlion .of the Difcourfe not nacural h whej 
ther it was d'^fi^^ned^ in refpscl to the fnhjcB matter ? or wa^ ^.j 



iccidental^ as being written in the Infancy of the fVorJd^ ht'^ 

'ore the knowledge of Logical method and reajcntng w^as m^ 

ented^ I (h^ill lea've to ethers todetermwe- 

2 5. This 1 am confident of^ it contains the fuhfiance of the 

'hilofophick Learning^ the' root of the matter^, the true. 

rocejs of the great Elixir, hut clouded -Ti^ith I£.vv^mix\csl 

)ifcourfeSj ; yet not [0 ahfolutely oh j cured ^ hut that in fome 

laces he feems to unvail the truth ^ arid expofe the Secret ; of 

ley who jeriotffly Contemplate the i2th and \ -^th Chafters^ 

'HI eafly ferceizfe. I have heard ffveraJ Greats and Learned 

im [ay, that they recei-ved a greater light into the Phildfo- 

liick Workj from thefe Difccurfes of Hermes {tho' feem- 

gly rude and un'pcljhed) than from all the Writings in the. 

'Iridj how fpecicufiy foever they were compofed, 

24. For this reajcn fake^ we ejjayed to write a Comme7'it 

wn his fir jl Book, or, explicate the meaning of the Andent 

iermes 5 i. From the y^nalogy of Principles, 2. From the 

itural reaftn of things, 5. ^rom manifold Experiments, 

From the Uni'verfal Ccnfent, and Sentiments of the Phi-"! 

{bphQTS heing compared : So that ore cannot [ay ^ the Com^' 

€?}t is fo much ours^ as that we have deduced it hy a Ratio- 

il Argumentation cut of the many^ and Voluminom writings 

the Ancients J and others ^ the moft Learned tn this Science* 

2y Id.t.rmmed atfirfi an Fzplicatvn of the fecond Bwk 

Hermes ; hut the work fwellmg fo hig^ my daily hupnefs 

my Vrcfeflon^ and other manrfold Avocations . have di^yerted 

^i" indention : If what I have done :» the firfi be acceptable 

■d approved^ I flja II be contented, and itwillincourage meto 

Cecond EJJay of this kind. Hovjever thts focond Book^ as it 

(horter , jo it is plainer^ and tn many places^ may be its oyfn 

mment. In ^hap. 18. Sed. i^. he Jpeaks plainly. Now 

low (Jays he) that it is our VV ater which extr;id:s th@ 

dden Tindure ; behold rhe Example and underfland 

if you have once brought the Body into Afhes, you 

ve Operated rightly. In the Water and the Afhes is the 

^th of the My fiery, 

B 26. The 



2^. The Book ofYiaWdyfeems t9 heofgre^t Anti(![uityj and 
has many Excellent things in order to this great JVork^ yet needs, 
an Explanation^ and unlocking^ Tvhicb I bad attempted^ hut 
meeting with a Kejyi^which was a Writing found in a Coffin^ '^ 
upon the Brefi of a Religious Mau ) which feemed to fit th^ ^e 
Wards of this J^ock, {as being a Frocefs derived from thefami Qp 
Frinciples) I Jefified from my own thoughts^ and have given % 
you that infiead of them, : / 

27, As to Geber, I am not ignorant, that it was fomi\ l 
Tears (ince fuhlijljed in Englifli h another hand^ who has wflj p.] 
'ways anfwered my Intention^ neither as to the 7ran[lation^ »<?^p:, 
the method of the Work. As to the Tranflation it was verj ler 
?nean, and in fome places falfe ^ for inflance, fee the Latin jnd 
Copy Frinted at B^h\ J Anno i??^- pag. 76^. calce Ca- ; 
pitis 29. at thefe words ^ Lunam Amalgamatam cum Mer \i 
curio, &c, a7jd compare them with the /aid EngVifhTrsLnHzyiin 
^•tion, Frinted Anno 1678. page 300. and with our VerJioH ^^\ 
in this work^ Chap. 47. Seft. 19- fi will you eafily fee thi y,] 
difference. fej 

2S. Js to the method of the l^ork, (tho it was Geber'^ ^^ 
Qbvn) we whcUy dijlike and decline it for fever al Reafom ^^^j 
which we have gathered out of the Author, for in Chap, l; ((,( 
^fhis Invefiigntton of Perfection, he fays, That all the wordi y^ 
are true^ wliich are now by us written in our Volumes 
As found out by Experiment and Reafon ;»but the thing 
experimented which we have feen with our Eyes, anc 
handled with our Hands, we have writ in our Sum o 
-PerFe^ion ,• therefore lludioufly perufe our Books, anc 
colled our difperfed Intention, which we have defcribe( 
in divers places, that it might not be expofed to Malig 
nanc and Ignorant M^n. So that he who would undtr[i am 
him^ mufi make a ColIcBion of like things together^ withou 
whiJ:^ the matter will never be underftood, or accompl>jhed 
for which reafon^ I rather chofe to cowmen place him^ than 
deliver him in his 6%'n order. 

t^, Agai 


^'^ 29. Again in the Preface ofhtt Sum of?tfftBio%hefajf^ 
'''" \.nd what we have diminilhed in other Books, ^phave 
• •! ifficiently made up in this Book, and fupplyedl^c de- 
y jfts of them very briefly ; and what we ahfgonded in 
' ^^ ne part, we have made up in another in this our Vo- 
•"'• ame, that the compleatment may be apparent to the 
i'-' Vile \ fo that it aff ear seven from this^ that he -wrote nothing 
^ the matter in any continued order. And in the fame place 
^ e affirms. That he who in himfelf knows not Natural 
'^'^ •rinciples, is very remote from our Art, becaufe he has 
'"^ iota true root whereon to found his intention : And 
/'f, herefore, (^ fay she) labour ftudioufly in our Volumes^ 
^'^ nd ponder them often in your mind. " 
^^ 30. And in the la(i Chapter of his Sum of VerfeElion, he 
•^^'' 'AS thefe words. But that the Malicious may not Calum- 
•^•^ liate us, we declare. That we have not treated of this 
'^ i)ur Science with a continued Series of Difcourfe; but 
■ '^ ^ave difperfed it^ divers Chapters ; and this was done, 
, jccauie if we had wrote it in a continued Series of Dif- 
^^■' :ourle, the Evil Man, as well as the Good, would have 
■"inworthily ufurped it ; therefore we have concealed it 
'•! n Ibme places, and fpsak it more openly in others, not 
^''' inder an «/£»/>w^, but in plain Language. Let not 
^'«^ -herefore the Induftrious Artilt defpair, for if he leeks 
'% t, he may find the fame, but he who follows Books on- 
^"' y, will very flowly attain the knowledge of this'moft 
^0 Excellent Art. 

^^ 31. In his Invention of Ferity^ Par. 5. cap. 13. he fay f^ 
:!5-< Wonder not that we have difperled the fpecial things 
k pertinent to this Operation in divers Volumes, feeing 
f^" we endeavour to hide our Art from Evil Men : And in 
^•' Par. 4. CsL^. 21, be farther fays ^ Confiderately ruminate 
upon what we have taught in our S^ra of Perfe6lion, for 
'our purpoie was not in one only Volume to demonllrate 
all things, but that Book fhould declare Book, and ex- 
pound the 

B 2- A^tfv 



52. NoTP to manife{l^ that he tnated not ofthijfgs in a d't- 
reB order ^ /e^Chap. 12. of the Irfvention of Verfettion, lub 
C2l\cq, -where he has thefe Words ^ Our Stone is no other 
than a Fruitful Spirit^ and Living Water,, which we; 
have named the Dry Water : Here he defifts^ and gives over 
the Difcourfes and leaves it interrupted till he comes to the 
fir 1^ Chapter of the Third Part of the St4m ofPerfeclian^ where '\ 
be goes oh and continues the Difcourfe in theje words, W"e 
now fignifie to you, that the Natural Principles in the- 
Work of Nature, are a Fruitful Spirit, arid Living Wa- 
ter, which we have aHo named die Dry Water ; andfo 
continues the Difcourfe of it : Thefe two Places ^ or Difcourfes^ 
we have joyned^ or conneBed together in this our Tranjlation^ 
Lib.2. Cap. 57. Se£l. 18. that you may fee the full of what be. 
intends concerning it. 

i;;. In his Sum of Perfeclicny Llb.2. Cap. 8. towards the^ 
end of the Chaper^ he [peaks of the Separation of an Earthy 
Stih fiance from its comp'ormd', which in the root of Nature is 
united to a Metal^ which is dens either by Elev Jticn^ or La- \ i 
't^dtion : The wayof dnngit. he hr,:> not^ taught inthe placed- 
ted : But in a great many Chapters difiant tn the fecond Part 
ofthefaid(econdBookofthe Sum ofPcrJeBion^ of the Pre- 
paration of Venus^ he orderly goes on and Explicates the Me- 
thod^ faying^ The way of the Preparation of Fenm is ma- 
nifold J one is by Elevation^ another is without Elevati- 
on; tire way by Elevation is. that Ti^nia be taken (with 
which Fen/fs welL-^gf'ees) and that it be ingenioufly uni- 
ted therewith. Thefe places in our Tranjlatton, Lib. 2 . Cap. 
45". Seft. ii, 12^ ^h ^ ^4' 2^^ ^^'^^ laid together and 

54. Thefe are a tajle of the many /cores if not hundreds of 
flac&s^ which in Gebar himflf are dtfig^ttdly interrupted ; by 
Tuhich means the My f cry is hid^ and the Method of operating^ 
and under fcanding of ths Secret^ fo objcured^ that without a 
great deal of Study, fcarch}ng^ comparing of places^ and lay" 
ing the ending and beginnings of things together^ it would be 



The P R E F A C E.. 

jimofi impoffihle to apprehend 'mhat he intends ; for this rea^ 

m It ?i '•>y tJ?at VJC ivent on^ not in an orderly and fuccin^. 

ranjlanov^ ir^ft rather ccmpendioujly to comr^on place him ; 

y which r.eans^ you, hatve all things relating to one fuhje^ 

r matter laid together^ and hroiight under one and the fame 

ead^ -which in -the Authcr himfel^ arp j>c_ffihly difperfed afun^- 

er into more than ten, fifteen^ or tv^enty places of this Book, 

.. Tbsfe things being fat d^ ive ha've only to inform you 

mcerning this work^ that thts our compoftion^ ts really GQbQT 

imfelf^ ivithoMt any aJdttion Tvhatfoeuer. Here is every fin- 

le and individual procefs contained in t/oe whole hook ; nor 

ny thing diminiflied which concerned the knowledge and pra-^ 

i.e of the Art 5 hut that we have ( for brevity fake ) left 

me things out, ^tis true i as all hu Prefaces^ and prefatory 

Jifcourfes^ contentions and difputes about the reality of thit 

\rt J tautologies and often repetitions of things (which was 

^cfjjary in his interrupted method) which to have incerted^ 

■! they would have been of no ufe or profit, fo they would need' 

fly have [welled this work to an unreafonabLi bulk^ where- 

1 It would have been not only more chargable to the huyer^ hut 

wre unpleafant and tedious to the Reader, 

36, In Gebsr alfo there were many cuts or figures of Furna- 
r, wbieh were holy o^nitted and left out in the afore menti- 
ed Engl/fh Tranflation ; thefe to our work we have added ^ 
trloufly cut in Copper ; with quotations upon each figure or 
irnace^ [Ijev^ing to what Place ^ Book^ Chapter^ and Section 
^ey belo?tg, 

37. Fhmmel 7i^e have alfo now tranfiated, and claufei 
to Chapters and SeBions, to which we have added his fum- 
ary of Phdrfophy, which was never prented With him be- 
re in any Language : Ja hu ivork we have alfo added his 
^ieroglyphicks n.atly cut in Copper^ with quotations alfo upx^n 
ch Hierogljphick^ ^Hwwg to what Book, Chapter^ and Sc- 
ion they have a reference^ or belong. 

58. Artefius (whom we have named Longsvus^) we al- 
ilaufed or compofed into Chapters and Seclions^ which it was 

The P R E F ACE. 
never divided into before in any Language ; and becaufe th^\ 
Author is a Rarity to he met with ^ we have withal added thm 
Latin Verfion for the fakes offuch ingeniom Ferfons -who are ctf 
rious in things of thU nature : Ne^t to Hermes^ he is the\ 
moft celebrated or famed Author^ of whom^ and which work^^ 
we have many things to fay^ hut that we are prevented by tht\ 
Epifile of the mofi excellent John Pontanus, prefixed before] 
the Book, and to which we refer you. 

3;. "the firfi book of Roger Bachon, called Radial 
Mandij v^e had in manufcript out of the Library of a learn A 
rnan^ and our particular friend^ a DoBer of Vhypck, wh$ 
/et a great value upon it^ and not undefervedly^ his Speculum 
Alchymia^ is a travfiation out of that Cofy m the TheatrunJ 
Chymicum, vol, 2. page 409. a difcourje fcarcely inferior ii 
any thing extant^ and of great ejlimation among the Lear\ 

40. Riply we have puhlijhed from a Manufcript^ n 
from the printed Ccpy, yet v e carefully compared it witi 
that which was printed, and fupplyed it out of that mi 
feme thing which the written one wanted \ as on the contrary 
our written Copy had feme things in it^ which the printed oaj 
had not, as in particular, the firfi Chapter y which is a Vn\ 
face to the Arch-bijh-fp 0/ York ; fo that by the help of bed i 
together we have publifjed one co-fTipleat, 

41. And to this 7Vork we aljo added the lafi Chapter, via 
Chap. 75. Ub. 5. which is an ExtraB o/Ripleys Vhilofcphici^ 
Jxicws in the Theatrum Chymicum, Vol. 2. page ii^i 
In our 7i>ritten Copy, ( which without dt uht was Ancient \ 
there were feveral Annotations in the Margent, referring tofe 
veral parts of th^work^ {the Additions of an unknown An, 
thtr) Theft y becaufe they jeemed to he excellent, and very per 
tinent to the Explication of our Author, we have injerted i\ [|^ 
the body of the Work^ in the very place where they are to h 
ready puting them into SeBions^ and num bring them wit\ 
the reft 5 but to dfiinguijl) them from the Authors own work 
we have caufed thm to be printed in a differing Char^Bcif 


2i;;>, V» the Italick, and tvtry where included them between 
'^ two Crochets, 

42. Pf^e have wrote an Afftndix to our firfi hock (f VraBi- 
d Fhypck^ containing a Jhort f radical method for the Curecf 
U Difeafes ; it u hut a fmall thing, not ahove fix or [even 
leets of Paper, and only defignd as an ahfiraB to helf th& 
dtmory ; thk we had fuhlijhed now in this vjork^ had it not 
veiled fo big; hut ftnce the magnitude of this has "prevented 
\ we intend, for the henefit it may he to the fuhlick^ and the 
nkes offuch as defire it^ to fuhltfi it alone by it felf^ with all 
be fpeed that may be, 
45. Thefe Things being [aid, l^all now give the Reader an 

ii iccount ( fince fever al have de fixed it of me) of my Books ; 

^hat are already publijloed, and what are now in hand in tht 

^refs, to be made fublick as foon as may be, Jhofe already 

'ubltfhed are the following Ten : 

44. I. Synopfis Medicinac, the ficond Edition, with a 

^Komfleat Anatomy in Odavo. 2. Pharmacopaeia LoncU- 
'lenliSj or the new London Difpenfatory, fourth Edition, largt 
Octavo. 5. DoronMedicum,cr a Supplement to that my Dif- 
^penlatopy, large Oftavo. 4. Poiygraphice^ or the Art 
f Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Liwning,Vamting JVaJli- 
ng^ Varnipiing, ?erfurrang, 8cc. Ftfth Edition^ Urge Odavo. 
5. Syil-emaMedicinaie, Or aCompIeat SyilcmofFhyfck^ 
according to feveralViypoihQikSj large Odavo. 6. Parate- 
remata, OrfckH Thyfical snd Chyrurgical Obferv^tions, con- 
staining above 700 Cures of fever al Difeafes performed hy the 
Author himfelf, large Oftavo. 7. Phylaxa Medicins, aCa- 
hinet of choice Medicines , fo mary as are enough to ^bfclve the 
whole fraB ice of Vhyfick in Two Varts :The firfi is already Prin- 
ted ' the other u in hand with^ and will joon be piibli[hed, 8. 
Horas Mathematics, the Soul ^/ Aftrology, containing that 
Art in all its Parts, large Odavo. 9. Jatrica^ feu Praxis Me- 
dendij ccntaining my Pra^ice, with fever al Ifundred of Ob- 
fervations at large, in Quarto. 10 Medicina Prafticaj This 
frefent Pra^icafPhyfick^ t9 Vphich is added a Tcanfiatlon of the 



'Jlchywical Warh of Hermes, Kalkl, Geber, Artefius^ Fla-I \a 
niel^ Bachon^;?^ Ripley, in large Oftavo. I I 

4f . Jhfe norp in Handy and to be fMiJhedwith vphatfpeedl t 
fnayhe, an the following fonr. ii. Seplafium, the Englifh 
Thyfitian, or Drugifts Shop opened^ contain ng the Na^es^ 
Natures^ Kinds^ Qudities^ Gromhy Virtues^ ^^fi^> and 
Goodnefs (whether Adedicinal or Mechanical) of aH fort/ 
of Drugs fold in the Drug ft i Shops ; together with the ma^\ 
hng^ frefaratkn^^ tiirifuationsy Fropertiesy and 'vaH'jtfi 
t7/ii ^/Common-Salt, .bait Peter, Poc- Allies, Soap. Gun- 
Powder^ and GhU : a Lahiromwork^, and the fir fi of;hi4 
kind extant in the World, OAavc. 1 1 . Phi rm acopzeia 
B iteana^ Tranfa^ed into Engl;flj^ with a la^ge commem up- 
on eviry Medicine^ fliewing the judgments and Opinions of 
aU the mofi 'Learned Men^ pp n e^ch p^rticula^r Medicament'^, 
in Oftavo. i:^. Officina Chymica, The Chymkal Shop ^ 
or Apothecaries Hdly fjewmg the Compoficnn \ Preparation;' 
Virtue! 3 Ufe, Vo'es^ and Dargers cf ^li the things contained k 
therein J Great Wjrk, and ccmpreh.nlwg the who'e 
^rt rfChymfty^ 04 it ts new VraBifed, m Oclavo. 14. 
Botonoiogia/ or a cimpleat E?fglijh Herbal in 111. Bwks 5 
contaimng> I. Evghflj Herbs and Vlants, II. Ertglijh Trees ■ 
ard -Shrubs, IIL £xoticks^ or Oit LanMjh Drurj^ fo many 
as We life in Ph)fi:L. The whole complesited with a Th h- 
'and Curious Cuts, beirig the Icons or Figures of each Plant, 
Together with J i. Ike various names in An:b ck, Greek, 
Zarin_, and EngW^n. 2. The Defer ipticn. ;. 7 he Kinds cr 
Species. ^. The Differences, 5. 7he T!a:es of Growth. 6. 
Ihz Time of Flouring and Seeding. 7. Th Qualities. 8, 
The Specijkat on, ^. The Prepararions, Galen'ck and Chy^ 
niick. ) o. The Virtues andvarious Wc'y> rf Ufittg^ in Polio. 
46. Of the fe Four Lfi Bocks ^ the Seplaiiuni will be fnh'r 
lick^ :H two Qr three Months after the publication of this Fra^ 
veal Ph)fi:k. The Pharmacopaeia Biteana, is nearly k^lf 
Trijsted ^l^ca'y. The Officlnia Chymica ^ is alfo tn a good 
fm \y.rrdnefs. And the Botonology or Hahalis hafnlng with 





1 DC JT IV E, 17 ri V^ jL-i 

^ th^ fofflhU VilUgfJtce and Care that may he. Jhe Cuts a^t 
ie greatefi fart af them done, hurt heingall prforwcd hut by 
Hand J it mak^s it jo much the longer And more ttdious. 
47. In the mean time 1 cannot hut comflain of an ahufe put 
on mehy c»^ John Hell ier vpho pretends toFuhhJh ^nd 'Sell 
^\y Family Pills, under my Name ^Kffigiesy And Skal^in mcfi 
aces of this Kingdom^ without my Fri-viledge. Order ^ Al- 
wance, or Confent^to my. great Prejudice and Damage. For 
is Reafon, I ha'ue made it my Eujinefs in party to make 
me Impro'uements and Alterations of the Medicine^ for the 
•Jvantage thereof of which VxolW^T nor any Man dfe knoivs 
\y thing, mither as to the Names ^ Numbers cr Natures^ nor 
3 the Preparation^ Tarts-^ or proportion of any thing contained 
48 And hy Reafon ofthts Alteration ^ they neither Vomit^ mr 
ake Sick, or (jrieve the Bowels in the leaH ; hut work more 
mhly^ and pleafantly thcin formerly, and without any the leaft^ 
mger, hein^ fitted againfi the mofi Stubborn and ReheUicus 
ijeafes, which fcarcely any other R emedy can cure or help. So 
'at I modefily affirm, that one Box ofthcfe Pills^ th^fs impro^ 
ed and Advanced in Virtue and Goodnefs, are 7i^orth Five 
'oxes, (for all that LknowTen) of thofe which HoHier or 
ny elje Make and Sell without my Ordtr or Ad-z'ice . And 
•om henceforth, they art only to he had ihm rightly Prepared 
Y my own Hand^ at my Houfe in London^ or where elfe I 
'all appoint. 

49. The World is alfo defired to take Notice^ that the Ad- 
ertifement iphich HoUier or fme of his Accomplices ^ have 
tit at the end of one of my late VuhJijhed Book:, entitled. SeleO: 
hyfical and Chyrurgical Obiervations •, Printed for Tho 
las PaiTenger on London-Bridge (while I was ahfent in 
he Weft-lndie^J ^ /? ^^/e unworthy^ and Malicious Lib el y 
"^efignedly dofie to wrong me'^ for that I left large quantities 
^ all forjs of my Medicines behind me with my Wtfe^ to he 
'old in my abfeiice : nor did I ever give HoUier leave^^ Order ^ 
Divisions to do thifame^ much lejs to Fublijh that Malici- 


The P R E F A C E. 

tus Advertifement, ^hieh now being returned to England,! 
J ammceflitated in my own Defence^ hereto fgr.'tfie and declare 
to the whole IVorld. 

50. Laftly, As to the Great and Fhilofophick Work, it is 
p$y Opinion and Belief, that there isfuch a thing in Nature %\ 
1 know the Matt ep of FaB to he true^ tho the way and man- 
ner of doing it is as yet hid from me: Ihave heenEyewitnefs 
effo much, as is ahle to convince any Man endued with JR^-j 
tional Faculties ; that there is a toffihility of the Tranfmutati- 
en of Myalls ; yet for all thefe things will not adzfife anf 
Man Ignorant of the Tower of Nature ^ and the way of her 
Operation, to attempt the work ; le/i: erring in the Foundation^ 
he jhould fuffer lofs, and hlame me> ' Without doubt it is tht\ 
Gift of God, and he that attains it, muB patiently ii^ait thi 
moving of the Waters \ when the defimated Angels moves the} 
waters of the Tool, then is the time toimnnrgethc Leprot4s\ 
Metal^ and free it from all impurities, 


Blew- Ball hy the Ditchfde near 
Holborn- Bridge , London, 
i O.Nov. 1601. 






Of FraBkal Thyfick 

'.—,,_„ ._, — ' 



O F T H E 


CHAP. I. Of Aches of all 
forts. J 

Clwp* 2. Of the Apo. 
plcxy ° 

Chap. 3 Of Agues 8 

Chap. 4. Of Bleeding 14 

Chap. $. Of Fluxes, Gripmgs , 
Wind ^ ^ ^J 

Chap. ^. Of Shortnefs of Breath 



Chap. 12 

Chap. 13 





7. OfDifeaftsof theBrc 
ChaD. 8. Of Abortion or Mifcar- 

Chap! 9- Of want of Appetite 3^ 
Cha?. 10. OfthcLofsandUfcof 

Limbs ^, ,. I ^^ 

Chau II. Of the Qohck, or 

Bcilysch 4® 


Of aQ H)ftcrick Cho- 


Of an Apodeme 

Of the Thrufli 

Of a Quiofey 

ciiap. 16. Of Dcafnefs 

Chap. 17. Of Buboes 

Chap. 18. Of the Cachexia 

Chap. 19. Of the Scone in the 

Reins "8 

Chap. 20. Of the Stsoe m the 

Bladder 1^3 

Chap. 21. Frrfc/>io/ww, The Uai- 

verfai Medicine of Paracelfut 

The Key of Helmant and L«//> 
The opcmDgof5a/and Lm^ 


The C O N T E N T S- 

The Contents of the Second BOO Kj 
or^ Claris Alchyntic^. 

L The Golden wor\ of 

-i^- Page 

CHap. f. The Preface, Expli- 
cating in pare, the er'tma 
Materia T79 

Chap. ^. The firft EspofitioH of 
tlie Matter r84 

Chap. 3. The Names and firft 
Operation Explicated 190 

Chap.' 4. A Continuarion of tnc 
Explication of die firft Opera* 
tion 1^5 

Chap. 5 . A Dialogue between 
Hermes and his Son ipp 

Chap, 6. The feveral Operations 
by, »nd VarioHS Mattet^s of 
which the Stone is Compo- 
ic^ 206 

C^rap. 7. The Operations of Na- 
ture in the Ajua. Phitojophkay as 
inaSeed 213 

Hermes Trifinegiftus. >' ^ 


Chap. Si The Philofophick Rid- 
dle laid down after a new Man- 

Chap. 9. The laft Aa, or Conclu.l 
fion of the Theory of the Phi- 
lofophers Tin dure . 227 

Cliap. 10 The Pradical part offi 
the Philofophick Work ' 2^% 

Chap. II, The Pradical part far- 
ther Explicated 240 

Chap. 12. The Praxis ExempUfi^ 
ed from the Nature of Leve^ 
and Fafte 241 

Chap. I g. The Narwre of the Fer->i 
ment fjrther Explicated 2 $2 

Chap. 14. The Smaragdine Table |i? 
of ffermes 25 8 

Th«? Second Book of Hermes Trifmeg/JlufJl 

Chap.h 5 *The Entrance into the 
Work, beginning with Argent 
Vive - iSB 

Chap. 1 5. The Nature of the 
Medicine, and Government of 
the Metals 270 

Chap. 17. The Difference of the 
Ferments and Quality of the 
Spirit 271 

Chip. 18, Of Argent Vive, Tin. 
aure, Order of the Operation, 
and of the Fire 273 

Chap. 19, That rhe l)eginmng of : 
this Work is in the'Blacknefs 
and Darknefs ; and of the Con- 
joyning the Body witn the Soul 


Chat>. 20. The Order of thePra- 

dical part of the Operation 


Chap. 21. The remaininging O- . 
■fjerations, and Conclufion of 
this Work 28 1 

ir. The 


The Alchymick Secrets oiKalidPerficus. 

.' rage 

ip. 22. Of the Difficulties cf 
his Art 284 

ip. 23. Of the four Principal 
Operations, Solution, Congela- 
;ion, Alhification, and Rubiii- 
pacion 288 

■ip. 24. Of the Lat rcr two Ope- 
ations, lizj. Albificatioa and 
iubificatir n 291 

iip. 25. Ofthe Nature of things 
ippertaining to this Work of 
Jecodion, and its, Effefts 299 
ip. 26. Of SubtilizationjSolu- 
ion, Coagulation, and Corn- 
mi xion 29$ 
ip. 27. Of Fixation ofthe Spi- 
it, Dfcodioa, Trituration, and 
A^afliiiig 2^7 
ip. 28. Ofthe Fire fit for this 
Work 299 
p. 29. Of the Separation of 
he Elements 300 


Chap. ^o. Of the Commixion of 
the Elements which were 5e» 
parated 202 

Chap. 91. Of the Solution of ch^ 
Stone compounded, and Coa- 
gulation of the 5cone Diffolvcd 

Chap. 32. That Our 5'tonc is buc 

One, and ofthe Nature thereof 


Chap. 33. How to make the Stone 
both Whire and Red 307 

Cliap. 54. Kalii's Secret of Se- 
crets, or Stone of the Philofo- 
phers Explicated 5510 

Chap. 35. A farther Explication 
of this Matter. 315 

Chap. 3d The Key which opens 
the Myftery of i his Grand £/ixir 

To make Amum Potabile 333 

IH. The Summ of Ceher Arabs. 

ip. 57. An Introdudion into 
he whole Work 335 

ap. 98. Of the Alchymy of 
Sulphur 340 

3 p. 3 9* Of the Alchymy pi 
irfenkk. 349 

ap. 40. Of the Alchymy of 
he Marchafite 345 

ap. 41. Of the Alchymy of" 
yfagnefta^ lutin^ and other Mi- 
lerals 3^9 

I p. 42. Of the Alchymy of 
yaturn ' 352 

Chap. 43. 

Chap. 44, 

Cha>:». 45. 

Chap. 46. 

Chap. 47. 

Chap. 4S. 


Of the Alchymy of 

3 59 
Of the Alchymy of 

Of the Alchymy of 

Of the Alchymy of 

Of the Alchymy of 


Of the Alchmy of 


The Second Book of Geber Arahs^ \ 


Chap. 49. The Introduftion to 
this Second Book. 41^ 

Chap. 50. Of Sublimation, Vef- 
fels, Fornares 41$ 

Chap. ^i. Of Defcention, and 
Purifying by Paftils 424 

Chap. 52. OfDiftilIation,Caufcs, 
Kinds, and Fornaces 426 

Chap. 5g. Of Calcination of Bo- 
dies and Spirits, Caufcs, Me* 
thods 430 

Chap. 54. Of Solution, and its 
Caufes «. 4;5 

Chap. ^$. OfCoagulationand its 
Caufes 440 

Chap. yd. Of Fixation and its 
Caufes 442 

t-hap. 57. Of Ccration and its 
Caufes 4^5 

Chap. 58. That our Medicine is 
two fold, one for the White 
and one for the Red .• yet that 
we have one only Medicine for 

both 44^ 

Chap. 59. Of the Medicine, Tini 

dure, EHxir or Stone of the 

Philofophers in General 445 
Chap. 60, Of the three Orders 0; 

the Medicine , ^^^\L 

Chap. 6\, HowIngrelTionispro 

cured 4 $8 

Chap. 62, Of the C'merimm 4^0 
Chap. 55. Of Cementation and 

its Caufes 4^3 

Chap. 54. OftheExamenbylg 

nition 4^< 

Chap. 5$. TheExamcnby fufioj « 

or Melting 4^ % 

Chap. 66. The Examen by th ^^ 

Vapors of Acute things 4<5 ^. 
Chap. 67. The Examen by tl: jj^ 

Extindion of Bodies Red He 

Chap. <5S. A Recapitulation 
the wheleArc 47* 

The Contents of the Third BOOK. 
J. T^he Secret Boo\ o/'Artefius Longaevuci 

(J Flap: I. The Preface w the 
i» Reader 435 

Chap. 2. The Epiflle of Johannes 
Fontann: ohht Secret Fire 457 

neral Water 447jJi 

Chap, f^ . Of other Operations o| ifi 

our Secret Mineral Water, anij fft 

its Tindure 45* ^] 

Chap. :? Of the Compofirion of ^ Chap. 6, Of what fubftance Mq ^^ 

tals are to Confift, in order td 

this Work 45^ 

Chap. 7. OfthcWdndcrfulthingJ 

done by our Water, in altering 

our Anrimonial Vinegar, or the 
Secret V/ater 444 

6hap. 4. Of the Operations of 
eur Aatitnoniil Vinegar, or Mi- 

ind chaogmg Bodies 45? 
ip. 8. Of the Affinity of oar 
Vater, and other wonderful 
:hings done by it 4^ f 

ip. 9. Of Subfimation j or the 
cparatingof the Pure froai the 
■mpure, by the Warcr 4^7 
ip. 10 Of the Separation of 
'he Pure pans from the Impure 
iip, II. Of the Soul which is 
!:xtrafted by our Water, and 
bade to Afcend 475 

iip. 12. OfDigeftion> andhow 
iic Spirt is made thereby 480 
p. 15. Ofthc beginning of rhe 
IVork, and a Summary of what 
s to be done ' 484 

"'I p. 14. Of the Eafinefs and 
^ ;implicit\ of this Work, and of 
'j )ur Philofophick Fire 489 
4; ip. I $. Of the three kinds of 
ires of the Philofophers in par- 




ncular • ^^2 

Chap. \6. Of the Colors of our 

Philofophick Tinfture or Stoiic 

Chap. 17. Of the Perfeft Bodies, 
their Putrefaaion, Corruption, 
Digeftionand Jindure 498 

Chap. 18. 0( the Multiplication 

of the Philofophick Tinfture 


Chap. 19. Of Sublimation in par- 
ticular, and Separation of the 
Pure from the Impure $08 

Chap. 20. Of Digcfl/on: Sublima- 
tion and Separation of the Bo- 
dies, for the perfeftion of the 
Work 512 

Chap. 21. Of the Secret Operati- 
on of the Water and Spirit on 
the Body 515 

Chap. Z2. Of the Signs of the end 
of the Work, and the perfed-ion 
thereof yig 

IL The Hieroglyphicks of FlammeL 

p. 2g. The beginning of F/4;w- 
lels Book, which is the pe- 
orawon of the whole 521 
p. 1 4. The Explication of the 
licroglyphick Figures ; and of 
he Book of Abraham the Jew 
p. 25. Of his Pilgrimage into 
pnin^ and meeting w/th a Jew- 
^r|Ti ?Tit{i, who in part inter- 
reted the faid Book 527 

iJ p. 25. Of the Pro;e<aion which 

e and his Wife made upon 

^^cury : and of the Hofpitals, 

ihurchcs and Chappels which 

„hcy Built 552 

:; p. 27. The Theological Inter- 

pretatfon of thefe Hierogly- 
phicks 557. 

Chap. 28. The Philofophical In- 
terpretation according to Her- 
mes 540 

Chap. 2^. Of the two Dragons of 
a Yellowifti, Blew, and Black 
Color 546 

Chap. 30. Of the Man and Wo- 
man cloathed in an Orange co- 
lored Gown» in a Field Azure 
and BIcNY, witfa their ^Motto's 

Chap, 51, Of the Figure like 

Paul the Apoftle m a White 

and Yellow Robe, with a Man 

Kneeling by his Feet, fn a Robe 



of Orange Biack and White 558 

Chap. 32. Of the Green Field 
with two Refufcitancs, two Men 
and one Woman-all in White : 
two Angels beneath, over whom 
is tlie Figure of our Lord and 
Saviour, judging the World, in 
a Robe Citrine White 564 

Chap. 53. Of the Field white and 
Blew, with the two Angels of 
an Orange color 567 

Chap. 34. Of the Figure like Feter 

the Apoflle, in a Robe Citriiu i 
Red holding a Key i a WomaiT 
kneeling by his Feet in ar 
Orange colored Robe j 7( - 

Chap. 35. Of the DarkSViolc 
Field, in which is a Man of i 
red Purple colour, holding th^ 
Foot of* a Lyon, redasVermi 
Hon, having Wings 57^ 

Chap. 35. Fbmmers Summary !qj| 



LI. Roger Batons Radix Mundi. 

€hap. 3 7. Of the Original of Me- 
tals, and principle of the Mine- 
ral work 5^5 

Chap. 38. of Mercury, the fecond 
principle of the work 588 

Chap. 39. Of the purification of 
Mctalls and Mercury, for the 
work . 59^ 

Chap. 4c. Of the conjundion of 
the Principles , for this great 
work 592 

Chap. 41. OfVeffcIs, Lute,Clc- 
fmg, and Times of the Philofc- 
phick work 395- 

Chap. 42. Of the Philofophcrs 
Fire, kinds of Government 
thereof 507 

Ch.ap. 4;. Of the ^nigmaV of 
Philoiophers, their Deceptions, 
pra?cautions, ff^c. 60c 

Chap. 44. Of the various Signs ap- 

pearing in every Operation 6o:\ 

Chap. 45. Of the Edudion of th( 
Whitenefs out of the BlacL 
Matter 6 or 

Chap. 4^. Of the way how « 
Educe the red Tindure out d 
the Whi"e do; 

Chap. 47. Of the Muki plication 
of Our Medicine by IhiToIud' 
on ^oj 

Chap. 4S. Of the Mukiplicaciorf 
of Our Medicine by FermeRti 
tion 6u 

Chap. 49. Of the Differences a 
the Medicine, and proporcioii 
ufed in projedion 6v 

Chap. 50. Of Projec'Hon, and how 

it is performed upon the Metal 


Chap. 51. Of the compleat- or per 
- fcftion of the whole Work 6 \\ 

The Second Book oiKoger BacoUyCdWtdy 
Speculum Alchymi^ 

Chap. 52. The entrance into this 

work and definiciori of the Art 


chap.- 53, Of the Natural prim 
' pies and Generation of Mei 
and Minerals 622 Cha 




. ' - Page 

Ip. $4. Of the neareft matter 
It of which the £/zxfr is drawn 

p. 5$. Of the ncareft matter 
i our Stone, yec more plainly 
!ip. 5^. Of the^ manner of 
orking, regulating, and con- 
inuing the Fire "^30 

ip. 57. Of the Quality of the 

Veffcis and Fornaces 532 

Chap. 5S. Of the colors Acciden* 
tal and Effencial appearing in 
the work 655 

Chap.. §9. Of the manner of Prc- 
jeAion upon any of the Imper-; 
fed Metals 6^y, 

Chap. 60, A fhqrt Recapitulation 

of the whole work 6^0 

TV. George Kipleys Medulla Alchymias. 

p. 61. The Preface to the 
Arch-Bifhop oiTork^ 645 

lap. 62. A farther Difcourfe of 
.J, the Philofophcrs Mercury 648 
*'^, lap. 65. Of the Mineral Stone, 
and Philofophick Fires d$2 
lap. 64. The manner of Elixi- 
ration with the Fjre againft Na- 
ture 6$i 
hap. 6$. The Praftice upon fhe 
Calx of the Body difloived ^60 

I,j.hap. 66, Another way of Elix- 
1; irating Gold by the Fire againfl 
Nature ^ 66 c 

|.;hap, 67. Two other Mineral 
, £/iwr/,or two other procefles of 

Mercury 6i^ 

Chap. d3. The fecorid of the for- 
mer Elixirs, with Mercury and 
the Body Alchymick 572 

Chap. 59, Of the Vegetable Stone 


Chap. 70. The remaining Procefs 
of the. Vegetable Stone 679 

Chap. 71. Of Our Animal Stone 


Chap. 72* The Referved Secrec 
Explicated d8«; 

Chap. 7g. Riplefs Philofophick 
Axioms cat of the Theatruni 
Chymicvitil, iZy 


Balfam de Chiiju^^^.^ ^ ,^ 

i.TT 15 an Excellent Balfam difFcring frort that of ^Fm/- -and Jolu^ij 
JL but ro ways infer ioQr in Virtues and Excelicncy, as the fev^ral* 
Experiments lately made of it by feveral Learned Phyficians in th| i^ 
curing of Difeafes, have given fufficient proof of; It is wirhout doubf \\ 
the moft precious of all natural Balfims, by reafon of irs great Virruetjj ^^'; 
and admirable Odour, excelling all othersj even thcimoft fragrant* 1 w^ 
2. It cafes all manner of Pains in any part of the Body, coming o| 1"^ 
Cold or Wind, chiefly pains of the Stomach, Indigeftion, and want o| <K' 
Appetite, corroborating and ftrengthning of it after a wonderful man*|^^ 
ner. It cures all Ulcers of tiac Brcft and Lungs, Reins, Bladder or 
Womb, inward bruifes, fpitting of Blood, and fuch like , helps fhort- 
nefs of breath, CoughsXonfumprions,Wheefmgs,Hoarrnef5,Afthma 
and other Difeafes of th«fe parts. 

' '^. It is good againft the falling Sicknefs, Apoplexy, Convulfions, 
Palfics, Lethargy, Tremblings, old Head-aehcs, Megrims, Vertigo's, 
and othetcold andnioifl Difeafes of the Head, Brainy and Nerves, be-, 
ing inwardly taken as after direded, and outwardly, anointed up0n||S!! 
the part. It ftrengthens the Brain, helps the Memory, comforts th 
Ndrves, and fortifies all the §enfes both internal and external, bcy^; 
any other natural Balfam. ; • - ; - 

4. It kills Worms whether in old or young, cures Ruptures, altho' 
of many years ftandingj dilTolvcs foft 1 tones, and expells them, aS 
alfo Sand, Gravel, or Slime, or any other thing which may obftrudt 
the Urine, or ftop its paffagcs i fo that it is belieycd there is fcarcely 
a better Remedy for that purpofe upon Earth *, for it gives eafc in the 
moft vehement pain, and being conftantly taken for fome time, per- 
feds the Cure. 

5. It eafes all Colick pains. Gripings, Wind in the Stomach or 
Bowels, and perfecflly cures all Flijxes, bloody Fluxes, Excoriations, 
and fuch other like Diflempers of the Guts. It cures deafnefs, pain 
and noifc in the Ears to a wonder, a drop or two being pu: in, and 
^f opt in with a little Cotton dipt in the fjmc. 



It provokes the Terms in Women, being taken from 2o to 40 
.^or morcin aglafsof W4iite-wine, ("as anon direacd^ Morning 
Night for a Week together ; it is faia to curebarrcnneis, promote 
;epcion, and caufe eafie delivery to Women in Travel, and in a 
: meafure prevents or takes away thofe after-pains, being taken to 
quantity aforenamed in a glafs ot Juniper- water. 
It heals all manner of green Wounds, rotten Uleers, Fiftula's, new 
id running fores in any pact of the body, as alfo pundures or. hurts 
le Nerves and Tendons, Aches, pains, lamencfs, weakncfs bfthe 
bs or Joynts, being dropt into the wound or punfture, or other- 
applied thereon with Linr, a Tent, or Leather, &c, and boun4 
ahcf not ftirred in 24 hours, it commonly cures at 4 or $ times 

tjlng, fometiraes at 2 or 9 times, and feraetimes at the firft dref- 
, be the wound deep, contufed, or large. 

It is an affured Remedy to cure tlie Palfie f if not inveterate J 
-nbling, Gout, or any weaknefs of the Nerves and Joynts coming 
cold and moift caufe, by anointing the afflided parrs therewith, 
taking of it inwardly, as fhall be immediately direftcd , for it does 

[i5J|ly, and by degrees (as it were) carry off the morbifick Caufe 
matter almoil to a Miracle. 

. This m3rvellous Balfam opens all Obftrudions of the Liver and 
en, being taken Morning and Evening for a Month together in a 
s Syrup, or other convenient Vehicle; It is held for a great Trea» 
, and has many other fingular Vircues not here neceffary to be ni« 

Oii4J, left we fhould prejudice its worth and Excellency. 

D. The way and mmtisr of tal(ing it. In Direafes of the Head, Brain, 
Nerves, give it in Rofcmary^o^ Juniper. water, or in Canary : "For 
Stone, and otber Difeafes of the Reins and Bladder, you may 
: in Rhenifh-vvirie ; For the Colick and Difeafes of the Bowels, you 

^3 f give it in Juniper or Carda mum- water .* For Palfies and weakiicf- 
Df the Nerves and Joynts, you miy give it in fome Antiparalitick 
Be: Firfl grind or miK it with a little of the yolk of an Egg, to 
n its body, and then mix it with Che Liqupr you wouH give it in» 
V I. If die fick catmot take it fo, it may be made up into Pills with 
le fit Powder, a^ of Zedoary, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Bay-berries, Cu- 
ts, Winter- cherries, or what the Phyfician fhall think more fit, and 
ildcd i for by this means it will be caken without naufeating ; you 
y' give the Balfam from half a Dram to two Drams, accorcfcng to Age 
I Strength ; and it may be giv^n Morning and Night for a Month* 
), or three together. 

1 2. And it is certain that this Balfam is one of the grcarefl fpeci- 
ts in the cure of the Palfie, Scurvy and Gout that is, tranfcend- 
all other Medicaments i but it ought to be conflantly given in a 
DofCj ancf with thofe Advantages that it may not loath the Sto- 



mack 1 To taken, it performs raore than any other Balfam : It deanf 
the whole body cf all Impurities, mundifies the whole mafs of Bldo. 
heals all inward Bruifes, Wounds, Ulcers, oc Excoriations, whech< 
in the Bpwels or Lungs, reftoring decayed Nature, and carrying c 
all its Fasculcncies by Urine and Stool. 

It is only Sold by the Author of this Work, athisHoufe at the Blu, 
Ball by the Ditch-fide^ near Holbirn-bridge^ ; and at Mr. John Hunk 
at the Harrow m the Foultry, London. Price 24 x. the Pound, or i€< 
the Ounce. 

AT thefign of the Archtmcdes and Spd 
6i^acle^ in Ludgate-ftreet , near th 
Wejt-end of St. Paurs, lives John Marfliall 
who both turns and grinds^ makes and fell! 
all forts of Glafs Inftrumcnts 5 ^.r, Perfpe 
fiivc GlaflTes, TelefcopcSj MicrofcopeSj Ho^ 
roicopes, Sky-Op ticks, Reading Glaffes 
from the fmallefi fi%e to oio Inches Diametre 
Microfcopes according Jd> Mr. Leewenhoeck 
Alfo Microfcopes of the faid MarfliallV ©e- 
figningj ajingular Invention for the advaw 
tage (T^ Light, the liJ^ of which were neven 
yet done before. Alfo Speftacles for 4II Ages. 
Criftal Prifins, Speaking Trumpets i and dh 
other forts of Optick Glaffes ( for brevity 
fake ) not here named. 

»»»> ia t,i » i n <)< 

Errata fie Corrigenda, 

")Age<5r. b.Iine 19. for Founds, read Ounces, 
pag. ! 6 5. bj. 23. r. /^ecezi^r h^lf full of Water, 

:g. 191,^.1 16. (fjfflranie, r. ftrong. 

:g. 19 1, b. I. 31. tor mrd, r. Work,^ 
ijig. 201. a J. 22. T./houldnot hi. 

;g. 209. b. 1. 4. for na/y, r. only, -: . 

[g. 236. a. I. 6. for fire, Fi/orre. 

g. 25?. b. 1. 23 ioT removed, r. renewed. 

g. 267. b. 1. I. 15. for Coler^x. Color, Colors. 

%. i^^.h.l.^UT.HAsrcury. 

g.-27 5.b.L 6. T. Matters. 

g. 3[6. b. I. 9. r. impalpable. 

g. 3 ! 6. b. 1. 3 g. r. fl'^cw/r in rffpe^ of the. 

3 42. a. 1- 8. r. r^^^y ^„i jyfars, by reafon of the Oleagmty of Sd^ 
phur, which js mo(i eafiLy burnt. * / ^ **^ 

;g. 352.1. 4. r. CHAP. XLII. 

g. 39^b. J. I?, r. InimkaL 

i' ^ ^: K ^1* c'^' '3-*:;>f ^•''^C'^^^P. 47- Se^. II. 12. <9rf^oi7^ 

g- ^91'^* ^'^- T.pu.jfied. J • *- 

•g. 527. b. I 7. r. equally. 

g- 5^ 3- a 1. 13. for which, r i^'zVi. 

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What ^therlmeral Errata you f.all fi.d,pray be pUafkdt, Corr^S . 
alio witb ymr Fen. 

S A L M O N 'S 

The Firft BOOK. 

G H A P. L 

Of A e HE S- of aU fern. 

f. For art Achy proceeding of Cold in any 
part of the Body. 

rAke Oyl Olives , 
Venice Turpen- 
tine , ana two 
Ounces; Oyl of 
mber four Ounces , Vola- 
c Salt of Amber fix 
'rachms; melt^ and mix 
lem together for a Balfim, 
id anoint the place well 
«re with , Morning and 
v^ening ; for eight or ten 
lysj more or lefij as occa- 
)n requires, ^dm^n. 

II. For an Ach in the Joints^ 

Take Palm Oyl, Turpen- 
tine ana one Ounce; Oyl. 
of Wormwood, three Oiin- 
cesj Volatile Salt Armonieak 
two Ounces, melt, mix, and 
make a Balfam ; It is excel- 
lent, being anoitated with 
all. Salmon^ 

III. For Aches in the lower 

parts of the Body, 

TafcePalmOyl^ Turpen> 
B tine. 


•tine,Oyl of Amber, and An- 
nifeeds, of each one Ounce, 
mx, melt, and make a 
Ballam* Salmon. 

IV, For an Ach in the Bones. 

ti^e, anM two Gftnces; Oyl 
6f Amber and*^^ Juniper Ber- 
ries , of each two Ounces 
and two Drachms i Cam- 
phier two Ounces; meh, 
ilifx , and make a Balfam. 

V. An afproved Sear cloth for 

all Aches* 

Take Burgundy Pitch , 
ope pound ; Oyl Olive, fix 
Ounces ; Wax, four Ounces ; 
white Frankincenfe , two 
Ounces, powdered; melt 
them in a Pipkin, ftirring 
all well together , and Boil 
to a Confiftency ; then pour 
out all into a Bafon, or Pan 
of Water 5 then anoint your 
Hands with Butter, and 
make the Plafter , into 

VL An Excellent Ointment 
for the fame. 

Take the Gall of an Ox. 
White-wine Vinegar, Palm 
Oyl, Aqua Vita!, of each ? 


like quantity ; boyl thei 
gently on a Fire, keeping:, 
fcum'd, till it grow clammj 
and with this bathe well th 
part, by rubbing it in , bel 
fore a Fire, with a warrl 
Sfaad^orxring andEvenin^ I 
jjill jaylng a linnen Clot 
upon it. 

yil. for Ach in the Bones 
and the Gout. 

Take of the beft Aqu.' 
Vitas , and Oyl of Amber 
of each a like quantity, mij 
them well together, and a 
iioint the part well with ; 
warm Hand before the Fire" 
and bind on it a Linner 
Cloth, Morning and Eve 

VIII. For the Joynt Ach^ am 
the Gouty moH Excellent^ 

Take the Juice of Sage 
Aqua Vitae, the Oyl of Bays 
Vinegar , Mufiard , and 
an Oxes Gall , of each 
like quantity, put them all 
together in a large Ox Blad 
der ; Tye it fail , and chaf 
it up and down with you 
Hand, during one hour ancf 
half, then keep it for you 
Ule, and anoint the griev'( 


Chap. L 


>art Morning and Evening. 

';X. A Tmefs againfi all 

Aches in the Back , Hips , 

Sides, Knees J or anjf part of 

the Body. 

Take firft PH. Mifabile 
^ne ScruplCj to Pui^e now 
md then^ and take them in 
Syrup of Roles; after Purg- 
iig, procure Sweat thus. 

Take Guaiacum , one 
Ounce and a half, the Root 
of Enulacampane , one 
Ounce; boy I them in a Pot- 
tle of fmall Ale, till half 
be confumed , then drink 
thereof a quart in a Hot- 
jhoufe, and Sweat often; 
l^hen in the Houfe, bathe 
all the Body with this O- 
leaginous Ballame. 
, Take Oyl of Amber, Oyl 
of Turpentine, of Foxes, of 
Excefter, and of Chamo- 
mil, of each a like quantity, 
and mix it well with fome 

And if (the Pains and 
Aches , fall out to be moft 
painful in the Night (as ma- 
ny times they do.) 

Then at Night let him 
take this Potion, 5yrup of 
Poppy, three Drachms; 
Syrup of Betony,one drachm 

and a half ; Waters of Bug- 
lo6 and Sage , of each an 
Ounce, mix them well to- 

X. This Cured a M^n per- 
fe^lfy when he was Lame 
over all his Body, 
Take the Gall of an Hei- 
fer, for a Man ; and the Gall 
of a 5teer , for a Woman ; 
Brandy, of each a like quan- 
tity ; then bath it well upon 
the Wrift, a litde before the 
Fitcometh, and-let it lie till 
the Fit be gone. 

XT. Aches from a hot Caufei 

Take Spring Water, two 
quarts ; Sal Armoniack, Ni- 
tre, of each four Ounces j 
mix , diffolve , and keep it 
for Ule : Batho the part 
with it; then anoint with 
Oyl of Poppy Seed. Salmon. 

Xlh Another for the fame* 

Take Camphire , two 
Ounces; Spirit of Wine, a 
pint ; mix , and diffolve , 
there with ; bathe the parts 
Afflided. Salmon. 

XIII. Another for the fame. 

There is nothing better 

in the World, than to bathe 

B 2 the 


the place afflided, two or 
three times a day} which 
our Gutta Vita , mentioned 
in one Thaljxa^ lib. i . cbaf, 9. 
feH. I. Salrnqn. 

XIV. ForanAch in the Shoul- 

Take Bole Armoniack^ 
Chalk , anil one Ounce J 
Spanilli Oyl , one Ounce ; 
Vinegar fix Drachms ; 
Camphir, half an Ounce or 
better?; Saffron, 2 Drachms : 
Mix, and apply it hot with 
Tow twice a day. Salmon, 

XV. An Ach from a Vehe- 

ment hot Caufe. 

. Take Ck)mfry Roots frefli 
gathered , beat them , till 
they are loft, or a perfed 
Cataplafm ; then fprcad up- 
on Leather, and lapply it ; 
Tis an excellent thing. 

XVI. Another againft Aches. 

Take Balfam of Amben 

and anoint with it twice a 

ay. How this Balfam is 

de , fee in our Thylaxa 5 

lib, 2. now in the Prefi. 

XVII. Another for the fame. 
Take Oylof Earch-worms 

lib. L 

one Ounce; Oyl of Am- 
ber^ one Ounce » mix them. 
If this increafes the Pain, it 
proceeds from an hot Caufe 5 
Anoint then with this Rc» 
ceipt, Unguentum T&fulneimf^ 
tufo Onnces ; Oyl •f Totfhs , 
fix Ounces ; in which Jiffohe 
Camfhire two Ounces^ mx 
them for an Ointment, Salmon^] 

XVIII. For an Ach by 4 Fall, 

There is nothing better 
then that you anoint the 
place hurt with Balfam de 
Chili twice a day , rubbing 
it well inland keeping warm, 
for that helps to difipate the 
Congregation of Humours, 
Salmon. ** 


XIK. For an Old Ack 

I have Icarcely found ?\ny 
thing more effedual, than, 
firft^ well to anoint>for three i 
or four daies, with Balfamt 
de Chili ; and then afterwards 
to apply Balfamum Amicum 
plaifter-wife, for a month 
together. See them in my 
fhylaxa, Salmon^ 

XX. Anothorfor this furfofe. 
Make a Plaifter of Taca- 
mahaca, and apply it. Sal-' 

XXL Aihe> 

Chap. I. 

%^l. Aehei from vehement 

hot Caufes, 

Take Oyle of the Yelks of 
Sggs one Ounce, diffolve in 
t Gamphire two Ounces; 
md mix all with Oyl of 
Earth Worms one Ounce; 
md anoint with it, Salmon, 

SXII. ToheaUnd ^rengthm 
W€ak Limbs of Children^ 
Mind thofe which cannot fi and 
nor go, Mofi wonderful and 
excellent to cure the Rickets. 

Take juices of Sage, fweet 
Marjoram^ Roferaary, Time^ 
Chamomile Hyfop, Fever- 
■^w. Lavender, Balm, Mint, 
Wormwood, Rue, Winter- 
kvory, and Bays, of each 
Three Ounces ; put it in a 
iouble Glais, the which ftop 
ivell, and pafte it all over 
ivith Dough, and let it in an 
Oven with Houlhold-Bread ; 
and when it is drawn, break 
9fF all the Pafte, and if the 
uice be thick jbreak the Glafs, 
md put it into a GallyrPot ; 
md when you ufe it, take 
:he quantity of Two Spoon- 
•iilk of it, and put to' it as 
nuch of the Marrow of an 
3x Leg, melt them together, 
tir them well, and add to 

it a little Brandy ; and Morn- 
ng and Evening anoint well 
before a Fire the Child's 
Arms, Sides, Thighs, Leggs, 
Knees,' Feet and Joynts, ba- 
thing it well in,with a warm 
Hand. Then give it fome 
Syrnp of Rheubarb ( to 
open the Obftrudions of the 
Liver) and mingle it with 
Two Ounces of Mint- water, 
mix it well, and give it 
the Child fafting. This 
will mightily ftrengthen the 
Limbs, and make the Child 
to ftand and go. Proi;at. 

XXin. For all Aches or Fains 
in the Nervom Tarts ^ art-' 
fing from a Cold Caufe^ 
Contupons^ &C 

There is nothing can take 
away the Preheminence from 
Balfam de Chili ( which may 
always be had at the Author's 
Houfe, at the Blew Balcony^ 
by the Ditch-Jide^ near Hoi- 
bourn'Eridgej London* ) be- 
caufe of its amicable and pe- 
culiar Faculty in ftrength- 
ning the Nerves, and diffol 
ving or diffipating any inhe- 
rent Matter. I could give 
you (I believe) an Hundred 
Hiftories, of Cures of this 
kind, performed by this Me 


Lib. I 

dicinclhave cured with it an 
Ach in the Hip^or the Sciatica. 
Anoint with it twice a day^at 
leaft, vizu Morning and 

Evening, and apply feint dipt 
in it, over the part in th? 
mean feafon. Salmon. 

C H A P. I I- 

Of tht Apoplexy. 

L T^AkeofthebeftAqife- 
JL vitXj well rectified 
from Phlegm, one Pint ; Oyl 
of Vitriol one Spoonful^ mix 
them , and let him drink 
thereof one Spoonful fir ft in 
the Morning, and another 
laft at Night. 

Then let him Sweat in a 
Stove, twice a Week, and 
every time thereafter, bathe 
him with Balfam JeCbili.This 
is Excellent* 

JL for the yoint-ach^ and 
Numhnefs after arv Afo- 

Take Six Spoonfuls of 
Dragon- water, diffolve in ic 
one drachm of Mithridate ; 
drink the fame draught 
Three Mornings together 
falling, and fweat Two 
Hours after ir; This Cures. 


III. ForanAfofkxy^ orotkr 
like Fits. 

Take a large quantity of 
Earth-worms, gathered in, 
the Mornings in May (when, 
they Generate : ) put them 
into a Pail of Water for twen- 
ty four Hours, that they may 
perfedly cleanfe themfelves : 
This done, take them out, 
and dry them carefully upon 
a Marble Tile, before a 
clear Fire : being thoroughly 
dryed, keep them in a dry 
place for ufe. Wlien you 
have Occafion to ufe them, 
beat them into Powder, in 
a large Brafi or Iron Mortar; 
and of this Powder, take 
Spoonful at a time^ Morn 
ing and Evening, in a Gla 
of Wine, four days before, 
and four days after, the Full, 
and Change of the Moon ; 


hap. n. 

will perfectly Cure 
ftely cured one of an Apo 
exy therewith ; and I 
low feveral others^ cured 
•me Years fince. Salmon, 

h An Errbine againfi an 
Afofkxy^ in the Fit, 

I can propofe no better 
lan that of Deckers^ which 
tceeds all others ; and it is 
lus made. Take Turhitb 
iimralj one Ounce ; fowder 
■ Liquorice , three ounces ^ 
lowers of Rofemary, fine ounce 
id a half^ mix into a mofifub- 
le Fowder. Of this Powder 
bu may bloMi up^ from fix 
) ten or twelve grains at a 
me, vi^, from three to ^"vq 
r fix, up each Noftril : It 
rings out of the Fit; and 
fed in the Intervals prevents 

I have proved it in two 
r three feveral Perfbns.Dec)^ 
(aith, multumque fituita 
ifcida educit • cum juccejfu 
^afcrihitur hie Puhis in Afo- 
\xiay Eplepjta Letbargo^ Ca 
tifque affetHhi'fs foforofus om- 
ihtts, nee non quibufdam ca- 
itis affeBibus recentihm^ (^ 
iveteratjs vertigine, gravedi 

&c. Exec. med. pag. 20. 



Strong "Pttrging in an 


Authors commend purge- 
ing, but it muft be with very 
ftrong Medicines ; as Troches 
Alhandal^ Scammeny with 
Cafior^ or Pil. Cochie, one 
ounce, as RondeUtiw pre- 
fcribes : But in my Opinion, 
nothing is better than my 
P;7. Mirahiles, taken from 
a fcruple, to half a drachm. 
See it in my Thilaxa Med. 
Lib. 2. Now in the Prefs. If 
Purgatives do nothing, the 
Patient commonly dies. 


to he 

Strong Emeticks 

Celfm faith. Many things 
ougbty or may well he done in 
a dangerous Cafe^ which other- 
wife [hould be omitted. There- 
fore, it is Lawful to give An- 
timoniates in a large dofe ; as 
Aqua BenediBa, Vinum Anti- 
moniale^ Infufion of Rtgulus^ 
Sal Emeticum Mynpchti, and 
fueh like: which evacuate 
great quantities of Phlegm, 
and other Humours, not on- 
ly from the Stomach and 
I Bowels, but even from the 
J Brain it (elf. S0lmon. 

B4 VII. 

S A L M O N »S 

VII. Alterative Remedies for 

the fame* 

Nothing is hottQT than our 
Towers of Rofemary^ Amber ^ 

and Sftr. 

Lib. I 

given as direded in our Fhy 




Of AG V E S. ^ 

I. A rare Secret to Cure all Agues Tvbatfve'ver, 

TAke Venice Turpentine 
half aii ounce 5 incor- 
porate it with as much Cam- 
phire and Maftick beaten in- 
to fine Powder^ as will make 
it into a Plaifter ; then take 
of it^ and fpread it on a piece 
of Sheeps Leather.cut round, 
and lay it on the Stomach 
and Navel pretty warm^ a 
day before the Fit cometh, 

II. Againfi an Ague. 

Take Poflet-drink, a pint 
and half, put into it nine 
heads of Carduus, boy lit 'till 
half be wafted; to every 
quarter of a Pint, put in a 
quarter of a Spoonful of grofs 
Pepper, ftir it well, and take 

half a Pint an Hour before | 
the Fit Cometh; and be fure p 
to Sweat him in his Bed up- 
on the taking of it. 

IIL A Plaifter againfi an 

Take a piece of Leather 
pricked full of Holes, fpread 
it over with Venice-Turpent. 
and on that fpread all over 
Rue and Frankincenfe> bea- 
ten into Powder, of each a 
like quantity, then bind it 
to theWrift a little before 
the Fit Cometh, and let it lie 
'till the Fit begone. 

IV. Againfi a Tertian Ague^,] 

Take ( at the coming oft 

the cold Fit) half a Pint of 1 


laap. III. 

fpreffed Juic« of Ger- 
^er ; for Germander is 
'led by Phyficians , the 
©urge of a Fever. 

or Fountain Water^ ana^ oae 
Pint ; leeth them together 
with a Pound of Sugar. 

Vi Againft all burning and 
ftfiilential Fevers. 

Take of the Herb Fluellin 
t finally and infufe it t wen- 
four Hours inWhiteWine^ 
en Diftil it, and drink of 
is Diftillaiion, with three^ 
ur, five, or fix Drops of Oy 1 
Vitriol in every Draught, 
hen Thirfty. This hath 
red Old and Young that 
ok it. 

An Excellent Procefs to 
Cure all Quotidian ^ Ter- 
tiane^ Pefiilential and Burn- 
ing Fevers and Agues, 

Take Aloes three drachms, 
lyrth one drachm. Saffron 
alf a drachm. Sugar three 
rachms 5 beat them well to- 
other, then infufe them in 
pint of White-Wine over 
ight, and give it two feve- 
il Mornings, half a pint at 
time to purge with. 

And for ordinary Drink, 
hen thirfty, ufe this. Take 
^hite-Wine-Vinegar, half a 
ntj Rofe-water^ Conduit 

VII. Sleef to procure^ in an 

If he wane Sleep, Take 
Syrup of white Poppy, one 
ounce ; diftilled Water of 
Lettice ; Sal Prunella 1 5-. 
grains: mix them, and take 
it at Night, for Sleep cools 
the Body, and prevent mo- 
tion, and Motion is one of 
the principal Caules of 

VIII. An Ague, with a fire 
Mouth to HeaL 

If the Mouth be fore, take 
a handful of red Sage grofly 
cut, one handful: oi French 
Barley beatenjRoach Allom, 
ana one ounce: Boyl all thefe 
together in a pint and a half 
of Spring-water, then dulci- 
^Q it before it be cold with 
Honey, and therewith wafti 
the Afouthj and gargle the 

IX. Againft a nevj Ague* 

Take one drachm of pui« 
Tobacco in th^ Leaf, infufe 
it all Night in half a pint of 
White- Wine^ then llrain it, 




a«d drink it, fafting two 
Hours after it This will 
purge Phlegm and Choler 


Lib. im 

Take Water diftilledfrom 
Wall-nuts, a Week or two 
before Mid-Summer, and 
give of that Water one ounce 
and a half at a time, an 
Hour before the Fit. It 

XL An ExcelUnt JuUf in all 
Take Poppy-water, four 
ounces of Prune-water, Juice 
of Oranges, Syrup of Gil- 
ly-flowers two ounces^ a few 
drops of Spirit of Vitriol ; 
mix them, and let the Pati- 
ent drink two or threelpoon- 
fiils at a tiiiie often. 

XII. A Sfecifick againFi all 
manner of Agues, 

Take Quin-quina^ or Je- 
iuits Bark, two Drachms; 
fceac it into Powder, juft a- 
bout the time of ufing it ; In- 
fufe it in a good Draught of 
Claret^ or other Generous 
Wine, for the fpace of two 
Hours; then give the Patient 
both Liquor iind Powder at 

once, as they lye in Bee 
Some advife to give it as th 
Fit is coming, others, as th 
Fit is going off; fthe latte 
way is beft, if the Sick " 
very weak. Salmon^ 

XIII. Another Rimeiyfor ti 

If you give my Cath 
cum ArgentetiTn to forty ,fift 
fixty, or one hundred Dro 
according as the Patient i 
in Age and Strength, as 1 
havedireded in my Vhylaxi 
Medicina^Lib. I. Caf. 5. anc 
continue it for five or M 
times taking, it will go neai! 
to Cure any Ague whatfoj 
ever; more efpecially, if af 
ter luch univerfal Purging 
you give either my Guttd 
Vita^ or my Volatile Lauda-i 
num, in fuch due Dole as in 
my ^id Phylaxa is prefcribed. 
about three Hours before 
the coming of the Fit, fo ai 
the Sick may be in a good 
Sweat, about the coming 
the cold Fit ; by this me 
ufed fivQ or fix times the 
gue goes off, and comes n 
more. I fcarcc ever fail ol 
Curing an Ague by this me* 
thod. Salmon. '' 


ap. in. 

practical Pftrficfe. 


W, -Agues Cured hy another 

[ have Cured hundreds of 
ues exadly by the former 
thod, exce|||C only that 
ead of the Catharticum 
ynteum.l have ufed either 
Tabula Emetica, or Vo- 
ing Lozenges J Or my 
um Emetkum\ and Ibme- 
;es feme other proper E- 
ticks and Catharticks al* 
bately : But before either 
in-quina ^ or Ofiates be 
|en, if you would do like 
Arciftj you ought to pre- 
le Univerlal Cleanfers. 

f. A violent burning Fea- 
ver^ with Vomiting and 
'Bloody Flux. 

Where tlfc Difeafe has 
pn long, the Patient 
lifted, and brought as it 
ire to Death's door, there 
nothing in the World bct- 

than our Tuhis Antiftbri- 
'is^ mentioned in Ph/iaxa 
idic. Lib. i.Caf./^^, You 
,iy give it to half a drachm 

a drachm, in any conve- 
;nt Vehiclev an Hour and 
If before the coming of 
;Fit. Salmon, 

XVI. Agues (chiefly Quartans^ 
Cured by the following Ar- 
canum. Rolfinc. Lib. f. 
Se(5t. 6. Cap- 12. 

Take Leaf-golda drachm, 
digolve It in A^ua Regis ^ 
Glafiof Antimony a drachm, 
diffolve it in At^ua Fortis^ 
Quick-filver fix Drachm«t 
diffolve it in A(^a Fcriuz 
mix thefe Solutions together, 
and Diftil them by an A- 
lembick, cohobating twelve 
times ; at laft to the Powder 
left in the bottom put Spirit 
of Wine, which abftrad 
from it fix times; then Cal- 
cine it upon a Tile, or in a 
Hafcican Crucible, in a Cir- 
culary Fire; fo have you 
one of the bed Remedies for 
an Ague, chiefly a Quar- 
tane, yet commonly known. 
Take of this Powder fix 
Grains, Scammony twelve 
Grains, mix for a Dofe, 
give it in the Morning the 
day before the Fit, or in the 
Morning the fame day, if 
the Fit falls towards Night. 

XVII. Riverius his Agikv- 

Take Flowers of AntimO' 

ji S A L M 

ny, thrice fublimed with 
Sal Armoniack, and Dulci- 
fied ; Perlucid Hyacinth, 
Glafs of Antimony, ana half 
an Oance : Aqua Fortis^ 
(made of Nitre and Alum) 
4 Dunces; Praecipitate the 
iaid Antimony »in the faid 
Water : Again, Take Quick- 
fdver^ revived from Cinabar 
fi3f Ounces; Aqua Fortis, 
/madeof Nitre^ Alum^ and 
Vitriolfj q. s. in which dif- 
folve and praecipitate the 
Mercury: Take alio fine 
Leaf-Gold one Ounce^ dif- 
folve it in Aqua Regia. All 
thefe three Menttruums^ 
with their Praecipitates^ put 
into a well Luted Retort^ 
and with a gradual Fire di- 
ftil to drynefs^ which re- 
peat by Cohobation twelve 
times; then wafli the Pow- 
der five times with fome 
Cordial Water, and dry it; 
put to it of the beft Spirit of 
Wine a Quart^ and diftil 
it from it, in a well Luted 
Glafs Retort, Cohobating 
fix times; and the remaining 
Powder put into a (Irong 
Crucible, well Luted^which 
place in a Girculary Fire 
for three Hours ; remove it 
from the Fire, and bein^ 

ON*S Lilmjf: 

cold, burn off the beft Sp]loJfaI) 
of Wine from it. Dof 
Gr. fix. ad twenty, 
Scammony from twelve 
to twenty five, the day 
fore the Fill or the fai 
morning, if the Fit falls 
wards night. Salmon, 

XVIII. -4 mofi excellent Mi 
cine againft aU forts of k 
ing Feavers. 

There i$ nothing better 
the World, that I know c| 
than my Febrifuge^ me: 
oned in my Vbylaxa^ Lib A 
now in the Trefs, You m 
take about twenty Gra: 
to thirty, or thirty 
Grains, in a Glals of 
Water, fweetned with 
gar, or in Wine well fwi 
ned, jaft at the coming ji 
the Heat, and you may gr 
another Dole about an H 
after; and if the Heat 
vehement, you may give 
third Dofe in like manndi 
'twill take off the Feaver s 
it were by Inchantmei 
This Courfe being taken fi 
twoi three, or four retuni 
of the Fit, 'twill at lengtajj, 
certainly vanilli% If the Kr 
ver be Continent^ you ou 
CO. give it every Day 4 or^, 



?, fes a Day, as before di- 
^' ted, 'till the Ffeaver is 
^^ oily taken off: 'Tisone 
'^ :he beft of Antifehriticks, 
^). »eak experimentally from 
'^ erylyBclieve)aThoufand 
"'^ )ofs; thegreateft of all 
ich, was made upon my 
n Pcrfon in the Wefi-In- 
s^ when it was fuppofed 
re was fcarcely an Hour 
wixt me and Death. Sal 

the Morning Fafting, in a 
fimple Extra^ of Aloes. S^/- 

L Agttes^ chiefly Quartans, 

HTtd by our Aurum Vitae 

m uaibartick , in Phylaxa, 

fa Jb. I. Chap. 41. Sed. i. 

rho' I did -always know 
^ Medicine to be a very 
^ ^d Antifehritkk^ yet my 
•^' ; Experience thcreof/ince 
% Writing of that Book,has 
'I ch more confirmed me 
^« 'the ufc of it; I have 
^^ red many Quartans with 
i^' )f long continuance^when 
^ I hopes of Cure were al- 
er ft paft, by a declivity in- 
^^ other more dangerous 
n eafes. Dofe is from two 

'lins to twelve, accordmg 

'f\ge and Strength : Let 
'' :e given in a felus over 

!;ht, and a Purge the next 


XX. Another Remedy againfi 
allfms offiubborn Agues^ '■ 

Take of our Royal Pow- 
der (m Phylaxa^ Ltb. 1. Caf. 
4^ SeB, 1. > from nfteeii 
Grains^ to thirty or thirty 
ftve^ and mix it with the 
Pap of an i^pple, or a Itevy'd 
Prune, or with a little Con- 
ferve of Rofes, or a little 
Syrup; and fo let the Sick 
take it carly^ the Day before 
die Fit, or the (ame Morn- 
ing, if theFit comes towards 
Night, Drinking warm Pof- 
let Drink, or Brodi, liberal- 
ly after it ; it is a good things 
and fcarely ever fails. Sal- 

XXI. ^ lediQus Quartan and 

I have oftentimes Cured 
Tedious Quartans and Ter- 
tians, by giving half a Pint 
of the Crude Juice of Ca- 
momll, an Hour before the 
coming of the Fit, and re- 

^ peating the fame Dofe for 

y ; or it may be given in I four or five Fits. Salm<fn. 




XXII. kgoed Ohftrvation, 
If in any Ague whatfo- 
cver, when any Conco<aion 
(though not perfedj appears 
in the Urine, then give a 
Purge on the Ague Day, lo 
as it may have done Work- 
Ihg before the Fit comes 
(viXi, four or five Hours be- 
fore the coming of the Fit) 
you will find the Ague will 
never return any more after 
the Fit, but will be quite 
removed, as if done by In- 
chantation : It has been of- 
ten tryed with anfwerable 
Succefs. In Tertians, do it 
after the third or fourth Fit. 
In Quotidians, you may tar- 
ry longer: In Quartans, 
fcarcely before the thirtieth 
Day. And in this cafe we 
mayfly to Antimonial and 
Mercurial Medicines, efpe- 
cially if of long continuance. 

For as the Matter lies in 
veral places, fo chiefly? K 
the Mefentery, whence, i JJ 
lefs it be fetcht, the Q 
feldom fucceeds as it oij 
to do. If the Difeafe 
nifli not upon Purging; 
always give my Vola 
Laudanum before the \ 



XXIII. Another method kh 
Quartans and long conti nioi 
ed Agues. 

Take Water half a P 
Salt of Tartar 2 DracH "*• 
Oyl of Sulphur hall 
Drach.Sena three Drach! 
Jalop inPowder oneDracl 
Make an Infufion for 1 
Dofes; the next Day Pii fiO 
alfo with; this. Take < kSi 
lomelanos, Scamony in p '^ 
der, of each alike,mix th A 
Dole from half a Drachn ^t 
one Drachm. Salmon. ta 






I. To fiop the Bleeding at the Nbfe. f^j^j 

^'Ake Bole Armoniack, j der ; Aflies of an Old I ordii 
ftamp it finely topow-jof each alike; mix tb t2 



ti bp. IV. 


wmitai mumi^ 

ri Wow up fome of it 
^, th a Quill^ into the bleed- 

; Noftril of the Patient, 

J it ftops prefently. Sal- 


. Againfi JPiffing of Blood. 

drake Sheeps Milk (high- 
l^-aifed herein above all) 
fting four Ounces, mix 
th it a Drachm of fine 
lie Armoniack in Powder, 

m 1 one or two Grains of 
J Volatile Laudanum^ dif- 
ved, and fo give it. Sal 




Againfi the Bloody-Flux^ 
and Tijfing of Blood* 

Take Conferve of Rofes 
f? e Ounce, Crocus Martis 

e Scruple, Volatile Lau- 
inj) ffum two Grains,mix them 
nl illj then take it on the 
[cluiint of a Knife> in a 

orning Fafting, anddofo 

ree feveral Mornings to- 
Hftfcer, Salmon. 

• AgainB jpitting of Blood. 

Take Maftick and Oli- 
num, in Powder, two 

^ ruples of eachj Conierve 
red Roles 2 Ounces,Dia- 
)rdium half an Ounce, 

J Jutas Vit^ three Drachmsj 

mix them together, and 
make an Ele<aaary,then take 
thereof Morning and Eve- 
ning on the point of a Knife> 
as much as a Nutmeg at a 
time. Salmon. 

V. A good Remedy againB 

Bleeding at Nofd 

I commend this Powder 
01 Heurnius, Take Seeds of 
white Henbane, white Pop- 
py, and one Ounce; Blood- 
ftone, red Corral, ana two 
Ounces,Gamphire two Scru- 
ples, Terra Lemnia two 
Scruples; mix them. Dofg^ 
half a Drachm, or two Scru- 
ples Morning and Evening, 
with Conierve of red Rofe* 
If Opium in fine Powder, 
feight Grains^ were ^adddj 
'twould be {6 much the bet- 
ten Salmon, 

VI. Another againfi Bleeding 

of a Wound, 

If a Fu(s-Ball, tough and 
foft, be cut into flices, and 
fqueezed hard in a Prels, 
thofe pieces applyed are fuf- 
ficently able to ftop any 
Bleeding, efpecialiy if any 
Stegnotick Powder be ftrew- 
ed on. So alfo the Fungus 
growipg oil a Birch Tree, 


,^ S ALM ON 'S 

fhe Powder of Agarick fac- 
ing firft ftrewed on the 
place. Salmon, 

VIL Another for the fame. 

The Powdern of Mans 
Blood is almoft an Infallible 
Remedy, ftrewed upon the 
place ; or if it be in the 
Noftrils^ blow it up with a 
Quill/ of put up in a Nafale^ 
the Mouth being held full of 
cold Water. Salmon. 

Ym.A mofi effeSiual Remedy. 
I commend as one of the 
greateft Secrets our Acjua 
Regulata; ( lee it Phylaxa 
Med. Lib. I. Cap^ i. SeB. i,) 
being applyed by walhing 
the Part, and then laying 
linncn Cloths often doubled 
over -the place; it clofes up 
the extremities of the Vef- 
lels, and 'powerfully flops 
the Bleeding. Salmon, 

IX. Where the Bleeding ts ex- 
tream and dangerous. 

Diffolve Salt of Vitriol in 
fair Water, and wafh the 
place with it, then apply 
Cloths doubled wet in the 
Solutions or this Powder. 
Tah fine Bok^ Sanguis Dra- 
(onff, fowder ofQaHs^ Salt of 


Vitriol^ ana, mai^ each inkt 
Poitfder^ and mix them, % 




X, Another thing for the 

I have often ftopt BI<^ 
ing in moft parts of the j| 
dy, by the ufe and applici 
tion of Aqua Styptica, cfg 
cially in Wounds made b^ J^; ' 
Gut ; 'tis not ^o ufeful ill 
Hemorrhage at the Nol 
but 'twill do the Feat, if w 
Impetuous. Salmon: 1 

XL Another for thefame7\ ,7*1 
A Tent made of the prd \m. 
Fungus ( at Sed. 6. aforegijj iras 
ing) and put up the Noftri 
to the place that Bleeds, wii 
(6 admirably flop the Bleei! 
ing, that it will ieem as I 
it was done by Witch-eraf 
or Inchantment. Salmon, -i 


XII. A Remedy from Colcoth4\ 

The lUuftrious Trince l 
Orange was re-called from 
Fatal Bleeding only by tb 
ufe of Colcothar^ or bun 
Vitriol. He every Day blc 
a vail quantity of Blood ti 
a Wound which he had rtj 
ceivcd in his Jugular Vein 
and it could be llopt by n 


hap. IV 

P22ttical mp^t 


her R'emedy but by a 
ent wrapt up in a jDi- 
.ftive, and 'good ftor^ of 
e Powder of Cokothar^ 
hich was tbruft into the 
'cund. By this very means 
cured a Youth that had a 
eat Wound and Bleeding 
I the Calf of his Leg : and 
^opt the'Sll'Cding in ano- 
er, which had a Bleeding 
his Arm. SalmcTf, 

IIL A Remsdy made oj 


After cutting off of Limbs 
rellm made little Tents of 
Sum, and thruit them as 

as he could up into the 
riiice of the Veffels, efpe- 
lily the greater ; and ia 
illied tlie Bulinefi with 
i2 application of many 
knla and ^lUngent Po\v» 
rs- And the Bleeding of 
V'ein in the Arm^ which 
iuldrby no means be ftopt^ 

did it only by applying' 

V . Gdlens T&pkk ,again(t 

Ts^Ki^ Aloes^Frankinceole, 
,^es Wooll_, ana^ all very 
ely povvdred, which mix , 

!he white of an Egg, j Crocus Mortis, red C 

with which fill the Woutic.\, 
and then bin^ it up, 'Salmcrl 

XV. 'Bkeding'fioft hy Sprit o, 

In Scorbutick Bleeding^ 
Spirit of Vitriol mixt with 
any convenient acfueousVehi^ 
cle, is of admirable ul^. ft 
has alfo fceen found excel- 
lent to flop a Hemorrhage 
in Hyfterick Perfcns, anj 
fuch as have been troubled. 

with Quartans and Dropfies; 
and this it does by c< 
ting a Blood too Flai 

attenuating k 
thick. Salmon, 



id. i 


when ^oa 

XVL Bleeding ^at Nofe fiof 
hy touching- 

I. have oftentimes ftopt a 
Bleeding at the Nofe by 
preffing outwardly.upon the 
Jugular Garotide Artery- 
and this has done when m .• 
ny other Remedies ha\ 



A Medicine 
, Shefs BloOiL 

Take Shee OS Blood (0 

iSlood is as good, but.M' 
Blood much better^ i 
nd powdred an Ouii..: 

:i8 S A L M O 

thar, of each half a Drachni; 
mix them. It is a Medicine 
that exceeds all Credit ; ap- 
ply it, or ftrcw it upon 
Wounds. If Powder of a 
dryed Toad, 2 Drachms,be 
added, 'tis much better. Sal- 

N ' S 


XVIII. Toj^op Bleeding cau^ 
by Leeches, 
Take a Bean, flit it 
two, take away the SI 
and lay it on a place wh< 
a Leech hath drawn, tl 
Bleedeth too much, Oi 
not be eafily flopt, and 
i will ftop the Bleeding. 

r^ ^ 

FtnxeSy Gripings^ Wind. 

I. AgainB Wind and Grlfings in the Belly: 

TAke of , the Roots of 
Kneeholm , Elecam- 
pane, Annileeds and Fennel- 
feeds»half an Ounce of each; 
make them all into Powder, 
and mix them well together, 
iwith half an Ounce ot Sugar, 
and vAq every Morning of 
it as much as will lye on a 
Shilling, in Wine or PolTet- 

■31. Againfi the Grifing in the 

Take Salt of Wormwood 
lialf a Drachm, Androma- 
chus Treacle 2 Drachms, 

Volatile Laudanum 2 Grai? 
make it into a Bolus, 
be taken firft in «he \'I( 
ing, or rather lail at Ni| 

Salmon, ^ 

III. A vehement Diarrha^ 
Flux fiopt, :^^ 

i^i^•fr/«sv faith, A R^k 
and Cholertck Plan iVas ta\ 
m the mtdH of Summer 
a Cbokrick Diarrhea, 
violenr, 'with extream Thii 
I (faith he) fre\crtbLd him. 
Prunellae tn his or dinar y dy 
as ^IJo m Jukfs jf Lettlce^^ 
ViirJLm WatiVj^ to te fj 

-ap.' 13. 

hap. V. piactKalpDpficfe 

brice a day^ and he recovered 
24 Hours, Almoft ia 
miration of this^ I prefcrl- 
\td, Sal .FrunelU half a 
Drachm at a time^ four 
imes a day in Spring-water^^ 
veil flveetned with double 
efined Sugar^ to one that 
3l& a Vomiting, and v^he- 
iient Flux; and although 
le Flux had. continued 14 
jays^ and the Patient had 
bmetimes twenty or thirty 
tools a day^ yet in the firll 
lay (24 Hours ) the Flux 
vas ftopt, and after the le- 
:Qnd Dofc the Vomiting i 
ind in about four Days time 
he Patient was well^ his 
vVeaknefs only excepted. 


Glafs of Wine^ or Burnt 
Brandy ; and it will do the 
Cure in four or five Days. 
;:>;ie how ic is made in my 
Phjlaxa Medic'tn^e. Lib. r*-' 

Sect. I. Salmon, 


W . Another 'Bxmedy for a Flux, 

Take Madera, or Sherry- 
jvine^ half a Pint^ Sal Vm- 
jelU 'half a Drachm ; mix^ 
jiffolve^ and give it three or 
bur times a Day. This 
/^ill do^ though in a vehe- 
ment burning Feavef. Sal- 

V, A flux -ivith Poarp rnatUr. 
Take forty or fifty Drops 
Df our Spiritus An&djnus^tyvo 
:>! riiree times a day in a 

VI. A 'vehement Flux^ with 

If theStomach be fo weak, 
{hat things cannot be eafily 
adminiftrcd by the Mouth, 
then you nigil ufe Clyfters. 
Take Poflet-drink^ or Mut- 
ton Broth^ or Pecodion of 
Sage a Pintj Spirit ot Wine 
four Ounces^ Spiritus Ano" 
dynns two or three Drachms, 
or half an Ounce; mix, 
and let it be exhibited once, 
twice^ or thrice a day, as 
need requires. Salmon, 

VII. Another for the fame. ' 

Take Canary four Oun-^, 
ces ; of our Gutte Vtta^ four* 
ty, fifty, or fixcy Drops, as ' 
the 5ick is in Age and 
Strength ; mix, and give ic 
every Night going to Bed. 
And if the Fkix be vehe- 
ment, give alio this Clyfter, 
Take Decodion of Rofe- 
mary or Sage, a Pint, com- 
mon Spirit of Wine, four 
five, or fix Ounces : mix 
C z them 

^hem, and exhibit it warm. 

yill. Fluxes Cured mth our 

Volatile Laudanum,, in our 
Phylaxa Medicinx/Lib. i. 
Cap. jo.Sed:. t. 

Take our Volatik Lauda- 
Tium every Might going to 
iBed, b^inning firlt with a 
Grain or two^ and fb in-* 
creafmg the Dofe gradually 
to five, fix, feven or eight 
Grains, and in a fev/ Days 
it will do the Cure: After 
three or four times taking of 
thisMedicine/twill be good 
Jto Purge with our Family 
Pills (fiich as you Iiavefrom 
me, not thole of HoUkrs 
making, for they are. not 
made as I make them, nor 
does he know how to pre- 
3)are the Aloes, and fome 
other particulars of them, as 
they ought to be prepared J 
I adviie to Purge, not firfl- 
(becaule of vveaknefs) but 
;after four or five Dofes of 
the Laudanum^ becaiife by 
that means the Sick will ga- 
ther Ibme Strength to en 
dure the Purging withal ; 
and this Purging is neccilary 
to cany oS' the offending 
Matter: And then you arc 

S A'L M O N 'S Lib. I. 

to proceed in the ufe or the 
Landanmn to a Care, which 
will (acceed to your good 
liking. Salmon. 

IX. Fluxes Cured vJith Vola- 

tile Laudanum. • 
Take Decodioti of Rue, 
Rofemary, or Sage^ ten 
Ounces; common S it of i 
Wine four or' five C inces; i 
our Volatile Laudanum ! 
tea or twelve Grains : Dif- ; 
(blve the Laudanum in the i 
Spirit, and mix it with the ( 
Deco^iion, and exhibit it 
warm once a day Clyltcr- \ 
wife ; it will cure in about ; 
three or four days. Salmon, i 

X. Grifmg of the Guts ^ and 

• -vehement Flux, 

Take Rhubarb, thin fii- 
ced two Ounces, •Annifeeds ; 
bruifed one Ounce and halt. 
Gentian, Cinnamon^V /7»^ 
half an Ounce, commoa 
Spirit of Wine a Quart: mix : 
and m^ke a Tincture. Dcfe ' 
from five Spoonfijis to cigiii, ; 
twice or thrice a Day: '1 is i 
a Medicine without an c- ; 
q'ual, and the bell thing in i 
rhe World for Gripings in i 
Nurfes, Infants and little 
Children^ to whom ycu 
mult I 



XL A*}k4-/'^t Ker^edj agatnft 
m^ ' Fluxes, 

Take Catechu, which is 
choice in fine Powder, three 
or four Citnces, common 
Spirit of *V/Ino a Quart ; 
white Sugar Candy in fine 
Pov/der three Ounces; mix 
them ; pat not in the Sugar- 
Candy^- 'till the Catechu and 
Spirit has been ten D8ys in 
Digefiion; then mix and 
diifolve* Dofe from half a 
Sponi full to two or three^ 
Morning and Night. Sal- 

XII. Fluxes not to h ficpt 

'' Celfm faith. To he Lcofefor 
a Da) is good for Ones Healthy 
or for more^ fo there he no Fea- 
'ver^ arid it jlcp 'within [even 
Vays^ for the Body is Vurged^ 
and what "would bane done 
hurt is hencncislly Difchnrced \ 
hut continuance u dango'cu:^ 
forfcmetimes it caufes a gri- 
ping and Feaziijr^ and confumes 
the Strength, If therefore 
the Strength be not too much 
weakned, in order to iiop- 
Iping of a FluXj you ou^ht 

ufii: to *?irii-go with our Fa- 
mily Piiia ( fjch as come 
from my ov/n Handj not 
thofe which iMlier fells)and 
then to take my Gutta Vit^^ 
Sfirittts AnodynuSy or Vclatih 
Laudanum^ ( fuch as come 
from my Hand) and after 
eight or ten Bofes, to Purge 
again with the Family Pills: 
But if the Strength of the 
Sick be too much weakned, 
5?ou muft not Purge firft^buc 
as we direded at Se^. 8. a- 
foregoing. Salmon, 

XIII. Stuhhom Fluxes. 

Take Angelm Mineralis^ 
Grains ten or twelve. Pulp 
of an Apple rofted^ as much 
as a Nutmeg; mix and give 
it at Night going to Bed^ 
for eight or jj|n Nights; af- 
ter Purge with an Infufioni j 
of Rheubarh. See the y^«- j 
' geltts in my Vhylaxa^ Lib. i^' ' 
Cap. 42. ISed. 1. Jt takes a-' 
way all thole Impurities (oc 
Precipitates tiiem ) which 
often Creates ilubborn Flu?: 
esi SalmcK, 

XIV. . An L. ^':'^:at^ fUx^ -0 

£nyeserate . pianrh^- 
or .tlux,-" in a &Oibut!c*v 



Lib. I 

I Habits ought not to be ftopt 
with AftringentSj nor is it 
calily Cured ^with Anrfcor- 
, huticks. Salt of Vitriol is a 
good thing, for it makes re- 
vulfion,, and evacuates up- 
wards. You may gfve it 
from one Drachm^, to half 
an Ounce^ in Poffet-Drink, 
in the Morning •Failing. 
TinBure of Antimony given to 
fixty> eighty^ or one hun- 
dred DropSj, in Claret-\vine 
is good. So alfo our T/«^«r^ 
Mart is well prepared, which 
is preferred before all otheri. 

XV. Several ether approved 
Remedies againft- Fluxes, 

Powder of unripe Mul- 
' berries is an approved thing, 
and gratifies tlte Stomach. 
Powder of Maftick taken in 
Con(erve of Roles, or juice 
of Qi}inces, is an excellent 
thing. Water thickned wkh 
Powder of Acorns^ by Boy 1- 
ing, has Cured an Invete- 
rate Flux, univer falls pre- 
mifed. Qiiiddony of Sloes^ 
ripe or unripe, is an ap- 
proved Remedy. Riverim 
commends Juices of fpotted 
Arfmart and Houlleek, ana, 
' niixt and boyled away to a 

third part, as a thing that 
never fails, though the Flux 
be never ib Inveterate; Bees- 
wax given in fubftanc^s 
good, but its Oyl, in a pro- 
per Vehicle, of admtrahle 
ufe: Or this; Take Wax^ 
hojl it in a Lixfvium of Salt of 
Tartar, then take it out, melt 
it, and mix it "with Chymtcal 
Oyl of Nutmegs, Dole twen- 
ty Grains to half a Drachm, 
every ^ Night, Tindure of' 
Oak-bark is a prevalent 
thing; fo alfo Tindures of 
BalautHns,and Pomegranate 
Peels. Our Pulvis Bezoarti- 
cf^s has cured leveral, who 
have been given over by 
many Phyiicians, which \t 
did by abforbing the Acid 
and Virulent Hujmour. Nor 
is our Tulvis Amifcbriticm , 
any mean Remedy. Salm9n, 

XVI. To Cure an extraordi- 
nary Flux of the Blood, 

Take Maflick in Powder 
one drachm, 2 hard Yolks 
of Eggs, temper them with 
good Rofe-Vinegar : Or 
Juice of Quinces, and give 
it to the Patient to cat lirft 
ifi the Morning. By this 
Medicine alone, a Man was 
Cured of this Diitemper, 


.bap. V. 


fhaHI/ho had daily 70. Stools a 
^' .y, when all other means 


tVII. Ag0iinfi Gripings and 
Wind m the Guts, 

Take Oyl of Anifeed.half 
. d. achm ; mixit with White 
>ugar, and in a Cup of Wine; 
Irink it falting it doth the 

XVIII. A CljBer againfB 

Tains, and Grtpings m the, 

Bowels^ Dyjenterta. 

Take Cows Milk^ one 
Pint; common Spirt of 
Winc^ four ounces ; Gum-^ 
Tragacanth, one drachm ; 
the Yolks of three Eggs ; 
Oyl of Rolesj two Ounces ; 
make it Blood wa^m^ to the 
diffolving of the Gum, and 
fb put it up. Salmcno 

Shortnefs ef Breath. 

I. Againfi (h&rtnefs of Breath. 

' I ' Ake of Saffron in Pow * 
'■' der one Scruple, of 

Musk in Powder one Grain^ 
give them in Wine; after 
take SfintHS Antiaftbmeticus 
in W^ine. 

II. Forthefsme, 

Take Juniper Berries two 
Ounces, boyl them well 
in two Quarts of Water^ and 
drink of the DecoAion firli 
and laft^ and at other times. 
This helps all Difeafes of the 

Cheft, ^ will make you 
breath freely. Salmon. 
m. Agamjt jlwrtnefs of Breathy 
•with a Ccu^h. 
Take the Roots of Vale- 
rian and boyl them with 
liquorice^ Raifins ftoned^, 
and Annifeeds^ and drink 
of the Decoction often ; this 
is fingular good againft the 
faid Difeafes y for it openeth 
the Paflages, and caufeth 
the Phlegm to be Ipit out 

c 4 iv; 

S A L M O N ^ S 

Lib. I 

IV. Shortnefs of Breath. 

Phyricians commonly lay^ 

"luc the iliongeft Purges 

are moft proper in this Di- 

ibalCj if the Matter be high- 

'v peccant and' inveterate : 

:rHim adviles even to Purge 

■ ■nxh Coloquintida: Some de- 

iie Aganck^ tho' a Pleg- 

/lagoge^ becaule of its 

'''eaknefs; Elater'mm is a 

^ood Purge^ not onlyi'n a 

Dropjey^ but alfo in an Afthma 

and Orthopnaa^ for that they 

"are cauied by groft Matter; 

it may be given of it felf Qn 

proper Vehicle) to 'Hve_, 

V r fix Grains ; in Compofi- 

tion you may 'give it thus. 

\ Take ScHmmony tzn Grains^ 

' Gamhogi^c five Grains_j Ela- 

ierium half a Grain ; all be- 

'•% in fine -Powder^ mix 

ism for a Poie> iftheSiCk 

i ftrong* Galen alfo ap- 

. ot the mod: violent 

. ;,.. Take Mufiard-Jecd 

''-•■e OufiQe^ common Salt half 

-> Ounce y Elatcrlum ffteen 

. YiHn^i ; grind them together ^ 

id 77! die Troches. . (^ Gcilen 

''•:. eight iVcches ; io that 

Troche you will have 


;c..i may give ic in 

Powder, with a liitle Ho 
ney, or the Pap of an Ap'h 
But that the Cure m? 
iafe, Emollients Clyit^ 
may be given afore-haifl, 
and half a Pint of Aqua M 
iz after. Thefe Purges m 
be givet^ every fourth or fi 
Day. Salmon, 

V. Shortnefs of Breath cm 
by Vomiting, 

Experience ihevi^Sj Tli 
when a great quantity 
impa<5i:ed Matter lies in t 
Lappets of the Lungs, eif 
ciaily if there bea'Sickne 
at Stomach alfo;, that then 
fay^ Vomits are of. gre 
ufe, and ibmstimes the P 
roxyim is t^k<cTi off vvich t 
Remedy alone. Salt of i 
trial m^y be given^ from h 
a Drachm^ to a Drachi 
Aqu^^ * Benedi^la^ from thi 
to tour Drachms; or o 
Ounce to an jOunce and 
half, if to very ftrong Pe 
fons: My Catharticum Ar ^ 
genteum, given from one to"" 
two Drachms^ is one of th^ 
belt of Remedies. Salmo?mt 

VI. Shortnef of Breathing Cu- 
red by reiterated Clyft&rs, 

Take Mutton-Broth eiplit .j 

inces; Tiaaure of Coio 
ithis half an Ouhce ; In- 
ioh of Crocus Metalio 
11 ; Elt'dr Proprietacis, or 
:h an Ounce ; mix^ and 
it warm ; in this cafe 
ytiQvs ought to be given 
final! quantky, leli: the 
fs too much diftended^ 
ild prefs upon the Dia- 
ragma^ and make the Pa- 
ifiim more vehement and 
gerous ; ^nd they ought 
o often to be repeated. 

IL For a vihement jhortnef 
of Breatk 

have often given with 
eat Succefi, my Syrupts 
'fhriticus (lee it in -my fhy- 
Ma, Lib, I. Cap. 34. Se(5l:.i J 

chat caufes the Matter 
ntained in the Cavity of 
e Bread to be avoided with 
e Urine through the Blad- 
;r^ the Urine for the mofl: :■ 
ut being mueh^ thick? and 
oubled, by which the pec- 
»nt Humours are cs-rncd 
)t only from the Breafi:, 
id places of Reipiration, 
t alfo from the head Veins 
id other parts : I have done 
onders in this cafe by the 
n^uous ufe of spirit f Sd 

fhur per Camf, given in 
peroral Drinks. Salmcn, 

VIII A TeBoral Drinh 

Take Raifins of the Sun 
ftoned^ Figs flit^ am. Li- 
quorice bruifed two Ounces, 
Elecampane Roots bruifedj 
one Gunce^ Spring water a 
Gallon; Boyl all to two 
Q.uarts_, and ftrain it fgr ufe 
Dofe half a Pint three or' 
four times a Day. Salmon, 

IX. of the ufe of Opiates. 

If Reft has been long 
wanting, and there be with- 
al a vehement Flux o^ Rheum 
and Co^^h^ though the {lop- 
ping of the Catarrh, cannot 
be without fenfible dangei ., 
yet you niuil immediately 
give an Opiate^ fuch as-^y 
Laudanum Volatile cuh^ Aloe ; 
for otherwiie the Obifrudi- 
on will fo increafe with the 
Catarrh^ that before you 
are aware the Breath will be 
ftopt^, which there is no 
great fear of by giving the 
Opiates," for that all Opiates 
itop the Flux by no other 
way than by thickning the 
Matter^ whereby it*cannot 
fo eafii/ fiow to the part ; 
tha Humour then being thus 



thickned through the whole 
Man, and not flowing to 
the Bronchia of the Lungs as 
formerly. It at length finds 
a vent by other ways, and 
that for the moft part Uy 
Swe^t, Urine, or Stool, ei- 
ther of which ways you muft 
endeavour to promote, ac 
cording as yo.i lee rhedifpofi- 
tion ©f the Body is inclina- 
ble. Salmon. 

X. An Inveterate Jfihma, 
I Cured an Invererate 
Afthma, that had been of 
fifteen or fixteen Years 
ftanding, by giving my Ft 
lulae Mirahtles twice, and 
then ray Family Fills, as they 
are now prepared by me, 
•(not as Hollter pretends to 




make them) once; ic 
a Day or two be benvef 
each ; and fo reir^ratini^ tl 
Courfe two or tli ce ti 
as you fee occafion. Sai^ffii^ 

XI. Shortnefs of breath in 
Wo7nan with ChUd. 

Triilv^ becaufe I Taw A. 
peril of her Life was m 
fmail, by reafon of her be 
ing with Child. I could nc 
purfue the ulaal methods < 
Cure, I took the f *]iow] 
coLU-fe. I gave her my Vola 
ttk Liitdanum^ at Nigh 
going to Bed, and the Sp/n 
tm Anua^hmat'ictts in all he 
Drink; and by this courts 
in about a Months time ili(| 
was freed perfed:ly from hei 
Difeale, Salmon* 


Difeafes of the BreaB. 

L ATuhefsfor a'Sore Breafi, 

Take new Milk and grate 
white Bread into \t, 
then take Mallows and red 
Rofe Leaves, i handful of 
eachj then chop them finally 

and boyl them together til 
it be thick^ then put in Ho 
ney and Turpentine^ of eacl 
two ounces : white Lead fi) 
ounces; mix them, fpreac 
it on a Cloth and appl] 

II. B 

pjacticat PDyncfe. 


!or #» Ague in the Bresft. 
ike good Aqua-Yit^ ,and 
;ed Oyl,and warm them 
her on a Chafing- Difh 
.oles^ dip therein two 
hs made fit for the 
!ls, and lay them there- 
hot as may be fufFered 
ning and Evening. 

To heal an Inflammation^ 
• Ague^ in the Breafi. 

ake the Whites of two 
, and Houfleek two 
Ifuls; let the Whites be 
well beaten, then pound 
-1 with the Houfleek^ and 
handfuls of Barley 
ilj and apply it very hot. 

To heal Ulcers in the 
Breafi^ tho inveterate* 

ake Oyl of Sulphur and 
'h them with it; then 
ly this following Oync- 
It. Take Yelks of two 
hree new laid Eggs^Tur- 
tine_. Butter^ Honey of 
es, Barley-Flower^ ana 
'an Ounce ; Grind them 
n a leaden Mortar, and 
f^ them therewith till 
y be whole. 

V. Againfi Pain and SwtU 

ling eftbe Breads, 

If it proceeds from Cold 
taken, or from a Blow, Bath 
the Place very well Morning 
and Evening, with P ewers of 
Amber, for three, or four, or 
five Day s^ and the Pain and 
Swelling will go away. Sal- 

VI. For a Sore Breajl, 
If the Sore be recent, it 
may be Cured with our Bal- 
famum Vulnerarium two Oun- 
ces, Mercurius Dnlcis^ Levi- 
gated, half an Ounce; mix 
them well, and apply it.5^/- 

Vll. For an Inveterate Ulcer 
in theBreafi, 

Take our Balfamum Ami, 
cum, two Ounces, Angelus 
Mineralis, half an Ounce ; 
mix, and apply it, dreffing 
the Sore Morning and Eve- 
ning ; It will Cure it in a 
Short time. Salmon. 

Vlll, For a Vainful Swelling 
in the Breafi, 
Take our Balfam ofAmhery 
and Anoint therewith Mor- 
ning and Evening, and keep 





the part warm. If it proceeds 
from Cold, or a Blow, ii^ 

Cures. Sahmn.^ 

IX; For hard Tumors of the 

Take Gum Ammoniacum^ 
ftrained and made up into a 
Plaifter, it cures them to a 
Miracle; much more if it 
be made up' with Juice of 
Hemlock. Or you may ufe 
Emflafirum de Ammoniaco^ 
cum Cicuta ; it is a Remedy 
that hardly ever fails. 5^/- 

X. A Cancerated Breafi not 

I Cured two Cancerated 
Brefts with the following. 
Take Diapalma fix Ounces^ 
Oyl an Ounce; of our Her- 
cules 3 Ounces; mix tliem 
over a gencle heat ; fpread 
it upon fcft ■ Leather or 
Clothj and apply it. The 
Cancers (that which was 
oldeil) was not above fix 
Months ftanding. Theaf- 
fiduous ufe of this Medicine 
eafed the Pain^ in five or fix 
Daystime^ and in the Ipace 
of four Months time, or 
thereabouts, pertedly dif- 
iblved the Tumour. Salmon. 

XL Sorenefs of the Nif 

Take Bees-wax i 
Frefh Butter two Ou? 
Fenice Turpentine hal 
Ounce; mix_, melt, anj 
noint with it ; it will .b 
much the better, if you 
CO it two Drachms of O; 
Wax. Salmon. 

XII. A Tumour of the B) 

Let the Patient Purg< 
very day, or every of 
day, with Elixir Fropriet* 
according to their Screnji 
and outwardly, let it 
drell with this. T 
of oar Bdjamum Amu^ 
four Ounces, Tuh^ ad 
cera two Ouxices ; mix ; 
apply it, and let it be d 
at firff twice a Day^ aft 
wards once a day. Salmi 

XllhEor that 'which the I 
gar call an Ague in 
BnH^ viz. an Inflammat 

Firft Purge with our 
mily Vdvcler^ then appl] 
Cataplafm of baked Turr 
for twenty four Hours; 
ter bath^ it with our Ton 

p. VIL 

■'Amher^ and in four or 
i Days it will be well.S/?/- 

Another for an Inflam 
mation of the Breafis, 

^^Joiverfals being iirft pre 

mifed, as Purging with;^c 

Family Vcwder^ c^c. Apply 
outwardly our Balfamum 
Amicum\ or if you pleaie 
anoint with Balfamum de 
Chili, Morning and Evening. 

Of Abortion or Mi/carriage. 


ihortionmore Jangerens then 

a Timely Birih» 

risnotonlj moredange- 

rous^but more painful, by 

Mon of the violent divul- 

:' 111 of the ImmatureTcetHs ; 

Iience it is that many Dye, 
d fuch as e(cape_, it is not 
.♦^thout dangerous Sym- 
^mes, vehement Pains^Fe- 
i^rSj (^c. It is not unlike to 
^ripe Fruity which is diffi- 
lly pulled off the Tree* 
iiereas was it full ripc^ it 
Duld drpp of its own ac- 
ird^ whether it was ripe or 

J which is the true caule 

a mature or timely Birth. 

danger is the more if 

ic Fxtm be in the fixth^ 

or ei^h'h Month^ 



and the Woman be of a 
weakly Conftitution ; for 
that healthy Women never 
milcarry without eminent 

II. Bleeding hy the Womh, not 
always ajign of Abortion. 

This is evident, for that 
feme Women have their 
Terms all che time of their 
going with Child; and I 
have known fome that have 
had them from the third 
Month to the laif ^ after they 
had been ftopt 3 Months, 
without danger ; and there- 
fore Midwifes ought to be 
very difcreet in m.aking 
Judgment: For though a 
Woman- with Child may 
void much Blood by the 


S A L M 
Womb^ yet It may be no 
Mifcarriage^ but either be 
a natural Flux, as it is to 
fome Wornen^ or only fore- 
fliew a Danger^ which ought 
by proper Means, to be pre- 
vented. Therefore Mid- 
wifes ought diligently to 
examine the Matter exclu- 
ded, whether it be Bl©od 
orFlellij or Seed or F'astus^ 
which by wajliing it in Wa 
ter will eafily be difccrned; 
and Judgment may be made 
accordingly,^ whether there 
be an x\bortion or no. 

"TIT. A Hijfory of a Woman 
that Mifcarried. 

A Woman gon with 
Child fourteen Weeks Mif^ 
carried; Fivft much Blood 
came away, then the Mem 
branes and I^^tus : Two days 
after the Woman fell into a 
high Feaver; due means 
was ufed , and f ifficient 
Cleanfers ; but the Placenta^ 
or After-burthen imck fo 
faft/hat it could by no means 
be removed ; all the while 
ihe voided a filthy Cadave- 
rous ftiftking Mitcer, and 
fometimes pieces of Flelli: 
on the tenth Day llie died. 

O N 'S 


IV. A Spirit to prevent t\ 

Take Spirit of Wine a 
Gallon. Balauftians, Po;l 
granates Peels, Oak-ba^ 
of each four Ounces, Opi 
two Ounces; mix, dilTc 
the Opium, digefl all to 
ther, for fix oi; feven da 
fhen id^to it a Gallon 
nveQiiIRs of fair Wat 
E)iffil m an Alembick t 
draw off five Quarts of 
quor, which Dulcifie m^ 
white Sugar, and keepl 
uie. Dofefour or live Spoi 
fulls, two or three timei 
day. Salmon, 

V. ^7Jotber for the 
much ftrongtr. 

Take of the former i 
Hilled Spirit a Gallon, C 
techuy Cortex Peruvian; 
both in Powder, of each 
f^ound ; mix, digeil, ilia 
mg it twice a day, for t 
or twelve drtys, then ke 
15 for ufe. Dofe from 
Spoocfull to two, or m 
Morning and Evening; 
will fgarely ever fail 5. 




A Vcivdcrfor the fame. 

Take Antimony Diapho- 
ick Pearl, red Corral in 
Po#|icr,, Levigated 
iwder ofGrabs Eyes^ ana 
Scruples, Balaiiltians in- 
wder. Nutmegs, ana fiv-j 
ains; mix for a Dofe tp 
given Morning and Eve- 
ig. Salfnon. 

Anothtr Toivdtr for the 

Take. Blood ftone, Kla- 
:k, Glibanum, ana fifteen 
^ -ains ; make alt into a lint 
'^ wder. for one Do/e to 
given Mo' ning and Eve- 
ig in a Gials oi Tent. Sal- 

ume o^irth. Let it be laid 
on the Belly, and on the 
L.oyns on each fide,the Back- 
bone being left bare; and 
every ten or twelve Days it 
may be changed. 

:X. A 'STioft excellent mixture 
for the fame. 

Take of our Gutta Vita 
one Ounce, ( fee it in our 
Vhjlaxa^ Lib. i. Cap. 9. ) and 
our Tinciura ad Catarrhos^ 
tour Ounces; mix them: 
Dofe one Spoonfull^ every 
Night going to Bed, in a 
GlafsofAle: Tho' there be 
•evident figns of Abortion, 
yet this will prevent it; I 
have proved it above a hun- 
dred times with fuccefs. Sal- 
mon, _ ] 

X. A Flafter fi-om Riverius. 

If the Child be not feve- 
red ft"om thcCotyledous,ap> 
:k, Frankincenfe, Oliba. ply this. JcJze Olibanum in 
m, of each an Ounce^ Su- '' 
ich^ Balauirians in Pow- 
r, ana two Drachms,Gal« 
num tv/o Ounces, Pine 
)fm. Venice Turpentine, 
3u^h CO mak^aCerecloth, 
lich apply to her Belly, 
d continue the ufe of it 
I the feventh Month^ or 


XL An EmfTafter for the 
jame furfofe. 

Take Blood- ftone in fine 
•wder half an Ounce, Ma 



Powder two Ounces ^t he Whites 
of five Eggs'^ fiir them toge- 
ther over the Fire^ . alwaj^ 
keeping fiirring that they may 
not run to a Lump* adding 
alfo a little Turpentine^ that 
they may not fiick too WHchp. 
Lay it upon Tow, and ap- 
ply it to the Navel as hot as . 


it can be endured^^wice a 
dsy^ Morning and Eve- 
ningj for diree or four days ; 
in the mean Seafoft alfo let 
her wear an Eagle-ftone^ 
or a Stone ^ound in the 
He.irt or Wonib of a Hind^ 
under her Arm-pits.* 


XI. A Cataplefm ^ comfort 
the Womb. 

Take Crumbs of Houf- 
hold Breid two Pound, Ca- 
momil Flowers a handfuii; 
Mjiftick^ Olibanumj of each 
half an Ounce in Powder • 
Nutmegs, Cloves in Pow- 
der of each an Ounce^Rofe- 
Vinegar two Ounces^ Tent 
or Malmfey-wine a fuffici- 
cnt quantity : Boyl all over 
a gentle Fire, to the con-* 
fiftence of a Pultice ; put it 
into a Bag or folded Cloth, 
and apply it hot' to ,the bot- 
tom of the Eelly. 

XIL A Cataflafin to frevenl 

Take of our Balfamum 
Ami^um two Ounces^ of 

our New London Treacle 


XIII. Vrevention of J}.: ^tl 

A Woman who had m 
carried four or^ve tim 
and difpaired ofHer ^ 
a Hve Child^I Cured ; 
following Remedy. 
Rheubarb four Ounce- Hi 
it thin 5 j^.nnileeds, Cai 
ways bruifed, of each 
Drachms; out all into 
large thin R||, with a flo 
in it, and fo tie it up, /'/■ii 
^ut in a Gallon of Ale in 
Sione or Glals Bottle: afi 
it has flood three o 
days, drink of it: This f 
drank of all the time of h 
going with Child^ and i 
vt^ent her whole lim 
chcarfully and well : i hi 
prefcribed the fame to 
ral other Women wi: 
fame Succefs. Scd77tcr,. 

Xiy. Ai, Ohftrvation wo 

Confider ^.whether thij 
be a real Mifcar:iage or 
"VIZ,, whether die F^ttts] 
adually exClud^d^ or Ql 
fears of it ;• If it be adl; 

one Ounce ; mix them_,ard . done^you niufr abdain 
with Powder of Rue make! Aftringents, aiid thing:; p 
*t"of a coniiRency; apply i| \ venting Aljouion, and d 
warm to tiie Belly. Salmojif \ uie Forcers, Loofoerr^. ^ 


^hap. VIIL 

:l3rcers, left an3^ of the 
jflleinbranes, or after-Birth^ 
any part of k^ or other 
Ltid and putrid Matter 
ould be left behind, by 
hieh the Woman would 
rtainly Perilli. But if the 
bild be not Dead, nor ex- 
;lled, but only a Danger, 
id the f(srus retreats, then 
>u ought to ufe reftingents, 
d things above direded, 
at Abortion may be pre- 

nted, and the Child pre- Tenth part: Cinnamon-'Lfater 

ftiould remain, and a conti- 
nual Flux of Blood for iome 
Months Ihould accompany 
it, the moft Excellent S;/-?///*^ 
has reftored the Tick by three 
ounces of the following De- 
co(5tion,tak6n twice or thrice 
a day. Take Bifiort-root^ three 
Ounces^ Marjoram^ Tennyroyal^ 
ana, a handful^ Water ^ 
White-'iviney of each afufficknt 
quantity : Strain^ and Sweet' 
ten with Syrup of Mugwort a 

Ted» Salmon* 

V, A Medicine after Mifcar- 

If part of the After-birth 

a Twentieth fart. By Virtue 
of this, a piece of the Af- 
ter-birth^ as big as ones Fift; 
was voided, and the Flux ot 
Blood flopped and cured. 




Want of Appetite. 


IF want of Appetite pro- 
ceeds from a cold 
lufe, or cold Flegm affli- 
ng the Ventricle or Sto- 
ichj \wiil be neceffary to 
re a proper Vomit, and 
in fuch things as may heat 
d corroborate it. 
11. A Vomit evacuating 
Jgm,and cold and watery 

I Humours. Take our Vulvts 
Argenteum I ©.grains, mix it 
with the Pulp of a rofted 
Apple, and give it in the 
Morning falling ; drinking 
warm Broth or Poffet-drink 
after it. The third day re- 
peat the lameDofe. 

IIL Then to warm, com- 
fort^ and reftore the Sto- 
D machj 

f^^ S A L M 

ms'S.h. Take our TtnBura 
Stomacbica , from half a 
Spoonful to a Spoonful in a 
tlraught of Ale or Wine, 
Morning, Noon^ andNight, 
a quarter of an Hour or 
more before eating ; it does 
Wondersj and reftores the 
Appetite^ tho loft for many 
Months : I have proved it 
many Hundreds of times for 
thefe Twenty five or Twen- 
ty fix Years together. SaU 

IV.Salt Meats are alfo good, 
becaufethey iritateand pro- 
voke the languid Faculties of 
the Stomach; Salts alio have 
an inciding and attenuating 
Virtue: and next to thele 
fuch things as have a volatile 
heat and iharpne6/as Af«- 
Hard feed ^ Onions^ Garlicky 
Leeks, Shellots, &c 

V. When Flegm difaffeas 
the Ventricle, that is, tough, 
thick, andvifcous, whereby 
the Appetite feems to be al- 
inoft deftroyed, it will be 
iieceflary that you ule Me 
dicines of another Nature, 
'uizj. fuch as are acid, fliarp, 
and cutting, for that thefe 
things not only feparate the 
offending Matter hom the 
Tunicles of the Stomach ; 



but alfo prevent Putrefadioi 
and the Generation of tl: 
like for the future. 

VI. For this purpofe S^/> 
of Vitriol is moft commende 
by fome, and 'tis doubde 
a good Medicine, but ougi 
to be cautioufly ufed to di 
Bodies, left it induces a Co 

VlL But in fuller and mc 
fter Bodies it is not only lal 
but very profitable , mo| I 
elpecially^ if the Anorexi 
or want of Appetite, pr 
ceedsfrom Choler, Yelld 
or Green, abounding in tl 

VIILIn this cafe I commei 
my Spiritm Afcriens , ai 
SjrufusDiafdfhuHis (lee th^ 
in my Phylaxa Med. Lih. 
Cap 14. SecL i. and Lib, 
Caf, 56. SeB. I, given t 
firft to ;o. 40. 5" Co or ( 
or more Drops in a Glaft 
Ale; the other in all ti 
drink the Sick drinks, to 
Spoonful, more or leis,. 
they can Affed it, and 
take it aftidiouily for t< 
Fifteen, or Tweny, day si 
gether : they are Medecij 
that feldom fail of th 
effeds, and are beyond 1 
, Commendation, Sah 


IX. lalwavsadjuft the Me 
[licaments for care accor- 
ing to the Caufo: where 
(here is an exceeding Cold- 
tiels of the Stomach, my 
YinBura jihftntbij is beyond 
fiompare, ib alio Elixir fro- 
\mtati6 fm Acido : To thefe 
IhingSj add our Aqua Bezo- 
i U irUca^andTi?jcIura CoraUcrum 
ilyli ^ompofita^ given in Wine. 
^ mi I X. If the want of Appetite 
[m ? reftored by taking Acids^ 
e^ p i: is a Sign that the Acid Hu- 
>fel| lour in the Stomach is Lan- 
^ini luid, debileand weak ; but 
' not.or ir rather is hurt by 
mini i It is a fign that it is too 
f, ; Lampantand VigoroQs,and 
eetli ij^srefore Alcah'es as TmSure 
,LiJ -Tartar^ Volatile Sal Armo- 
1 i;i ^ack, or our Spirit, Anti- 
iven \thmaticHs ought to be given , 
or nd other like Volatile Salts : 
Glal ^'z/)ar Mineral in our 'byrm, 
all Yatilis is of good ufe in 
lis, ( |iis cafe, ^almen, 
kf) XL The lofs of Appetite, 
am hich arifes from decay of 
for irength, or old Age, is 
dayi Idom or never cured,unlefs 
' proceed from a Cold 
•ule, in which cafe r^/^/7^ 
1 ^Ip'^^rs^rndSftritHouslihings 
SJ e proper, but things that 
1 y toomuchmuftbecauti- 



oufly given: The Stomach 
may be Anointed with Oyl 
of Mace: or you may ufe 
this: TakeBaW^m of Am- 
ber one Ounce : common 
Oyl, 1 dram: mix them. 

^ XII. If there be neither 
Sicknefs, nor weaknefi, nor 
old Age prefent, and yet the 
Perfon complains that he 
never comes to his Food 
with a 5tomach3 ^^ eats 
with an Appetite ; the only 
way to reftore fuch an one, 
is to let him faft till he is a 
hungry, for long want of 
Vidualsand emptinels infuch 
always breeds an Appetite. 

XIII. In Women,elpecially 
luch as have Groft Bodies^ 
want of Appetite is cured 
f if not with Child) by pro- 
per Emeticks and Cathar- 
ticks. For the firft of thefe 
I commend ouv Cartharticum 
Argenteum^ given to a dram, 
in a Glafs of Ale : For the lat- 
ter, cither our Family Pills, 
or our Family Powder, 
both of which may be taken 
2, or 5, or 4 times, with 
due intervals. Salmon. 
XIV\ If it happens in a Wo- 
man with Child, all or molt 
of the Preceeding Courfes ' 
\ muft be avoided, and other 
D 3 Gour- 

1^6 S A L M 

Conrfes taken. The juices of 
Ganges and Lemo^/ts with 
U'hite Sugar may be daily 
taken for Ibme time : ib alio 
Canary made acid with juice 
of Limons: and if heat 
alfo abounds ; a Deco^iion of 
Taraerinds fweetned^ alone^ 
Ox- mixt : k Syrup or Infufion 
of Rheubarb^ is of good ufe. 
XV, Want of Appetite in 
ConfiimptivePeopleisofdan- ^ 
gerous Confequence : Ibme 
commend as the beft thing 
Elixir Trofrietatis given in 
wine : it may be good for a 
little Sealon, but long itmuft 
not be taken^ left it alio in- 
duce the Confumption. The 
fceft thing which I have 
found by my large experi- 
ence is Our TtnBwa Stoma- 
chics given to afpoonfulj 2. 
or 3. times a day in a large 
draught of new Milk : And 
altho the ingredients thereof 
heat Violently, yet by reafon 
they are of thinSubftance 

O N *S 

Lib. I 

and parts, their heat is quick 
ly difcufled, and fo do nc 
harm. Salmon. 
X Vl.If Sicknefs at Stomach 
and want of Appetite pro 
ceed from worms (as fome 
times it does ) Our TinBuVi 
Ahfmthij ^ or Infufion o 
Worm-wood, in Rhenill 
Wine, or Canary, is good 

XVII. Gahns Antidotus The 
fpfmia^ for want of Affe 
tite. Take Smallage-feed 
xij. drams ; Myrrh, Anni 
feed. Opium, ana vj. drams 
White-Pepper, v. drams 
Parfly-feed, Long-pepper 
5'picknard, CafiTia-Lignea 
ana iv. drams ; Caftor, 5aj 
fron , Flowers of Junta 
Odor at m^ ^?;^ iij. drams ; Ci 
namon, ij. drams; Honey 
pound : make dn Eleduarj 
dofe the quantity of a Ha 
zle-Nur, at Bed- time, in^i 
little Drink. 


; Chap. Xi 




Lofs of the Z)fe of Limbs^ 

I. TN many people here in 
A England there is a lofi 
^^ of the uie of their Limbs^ 
l^ the moil part caufed by 
taking great Colds; and 
(bmecimes it is the effecb of 
^'1 :he Palfie: the like may hap- 
^^* pen in the IVefi Indies-', but 
Ai^hough In thofe hot Covin- 
ries it is poflible to proceed 
Torn fiich a Caufe, yet it is 
)ftner, and more generally 
Mmown to proeeed from the 
^1^ 3elly-Ach^ and that kind 
P|)f Belly- Ach, whick pro- 
ceed from drynefi and Co- 
tiveneJs of Body. 
II. If it proceeds from tak- 
ng of Cold, though Sudori- 
icks are commonly ufed 
'et they ought rather to be 
[fed after a Legitimate pur- 
;ing and clenfing the Body: 
3t the Sick lirit take our- 
^ilul^ Aitrables from a Scru- 
■Hi'le to a dram. And repeat 
le lame for 2. or three 
mes with due Intervalls be- 
lyeen each Purging, as of 



two or three days or more^ 
as they are in Age and 

III. After fiifficient purging 
and cleanfing the Body, lee 
the Patient Iweat well with 
new London-treacle^ for g. 
or 4. times or oftner as you 
lee occafion ; and be very 
cautious that the Sick takes 
no Cold again : and in the 
time of fweating. Frictions 
ought to be ufed to the help- 
leis Limbjwith courfeCloths: 
that as by thQ Diapborefi ^ the 
nervoas juice becomes depu- 
rated and clean ; fo alio by 
the rubbing the natural 
Spirits may be called back 

iV. After Sweating the 
weak Limbs are to be 
bathed ahernatim with Vow^ 
ers of Amber and Vowcrs of 
Juniper^ and in ftrong ro- 
buft Bodies^ and where tha 
Skin is very thick, with Oyl 
of Amber pure and fimple^, 
for Ibme few dai§s 5 and 
D 2 thea 

af ii X- ivi v^ IN 5 

then afterwards with Towers 
ef Amber ^ &c. 

V. If ir be caufcd from a 
Palfie; there ought to be 
feme gentle Purging^ but 
w':ih liich things as more 
particularly carry off the 
cold, glutinous, and claniy 
Humour, which has de- 
volved upon the Nerves ; 
among which our V'lnum 
Catharticum is none of the 
meaneft : if it be a ftrong 
Man, and in the flower of 
his may^with cau- 
tion , give the former TiluU 
Mirahiles ; if he complains 
of a fulneft and heavinefs in 
his Stomach, give him One 
Two, or Three Dofes of our 
Impetm Minerals, and you 
ill all find a v/onder fiicceed. 

VI. But during all this^you 
muft fweat oftentimes^ and 
powerfully by giving our 
Vinum Catharticum inwardly^ 
and provoking the Sweat 
with Spirit of Wine^ m Hart- 
wans Chair^ if you have 
iuch a one J tifing Fridions 
withal, as before dire6led. 

VII. Outwardly let J the 
paralytlck Limbs be well a- 
nointed. Morning and E 
vening, Vv^ith this following 
Oyntmenr^ 7aks Cbjmical 

Oyl of Rofewary and Anni- 
feeds^ of each an %unce : Fo- 
k'tile Sal Armoniac in fine «^^, 
tojvderhalf an ounce ; ~ Valm | Lj 
Ojl half a 'pound ; mix them I ' 
for ufe : Rub it yvell in be- | 
fore a good Fire. 

Vlll.In wardly ^let the Sick 
t.ike every morning this : 
T'ake our new London Trea- 
cle^ Volatile Sal Armoniaek^ 
ana Fi'ue grains ; mix it with , 
fulf of Figgs^ and give it : 
an hour after the taking of i 
it give this : Take our Sfi- 
ritus Cofmetivus half an cunce^ 
Vowers of Rofemary half a 
drachm , Sf'tritus Antiafimati-^ i ^j; 
c^j Twenty Drops mix^ and 
give it in a Glafs of Sack, or 
Ale ; and give the fame at 
Night^continuing thiscotirfe 
for a month together. 

IX, But when it proceeds 
from the dry Belly Ach_, as 
for the moft part it does in 
the Wefi-Indies^ this follow- 
ing method is neceffary to 
be purfued : Firli:^ Give the 
Broth a pint. Honey or Salt, 
half an ounce ; TmBura Au- 
rea One Ounce_, (or inftead 
thereof, boil two ounces of 
the Pulp of the bitter Gourd 
in the Broth) then exhibit 


Ihap. X. 


le clear Liquor warm^ if it 
)mes away without any ap- 
rent eft'edj repeat it a- 
, „ X. Then purge with our 
^plula MirahiUs^ two^ three^ 
j>ur, or fix times, as need 
liquires, with intervals be - 
? jvcen each Purge ; but for 
^/^* Dor People, who cannot 
^;^'y 3 to the charge of thele 
'^'^ ills, or if they be not to be 
'^^'^ adj ufe this; Take a large 
^8™ entity of Teach Leaves 
T mfedj'viz,. about fQurtyh and- 
ils^ Pulp of the hitter Gourd 
fx ounces • boil all in a gal- 
it of Water to two Quarts^ 
rain andfweeten with Sugar 
nd Honey : Dofe from half 
pint to a pint, according 
3 Age and Strength : This 
ui^e, at due intervals , is 
3 be repeated three, four, 
ive, or fix times, as you lee 



bathed with Towers of Amber 
Morning and Evening; or 
with Oyl of Turpentine two 
ounces^ mixed with Hogs-lard, 
Eight Ounces, 

XII. Laftly, In the lofi of 
the ufe of Limbs, proceed- 
ing from what caufe foever, 
this followiflg Drink muft be 
conftantly uled and no o- 
ther, without which a per- 
fect: Cure cannot be ex- 
pec5ted : Take Juniper Berries 
well hruifedy Seeds and all 
Four Ounces ; Fountain Water 
a Gallon ; boil all to Three 
Quarts or Fi^e Tints : firain 
out the clear ^ and put to it of 
Sfirit of Wine Four Ounces ; 
fweeten with White Sugar ^ 
and drink it as your ordi- 
nary Drink. This Dyet 
will feldom or never fail 
the defired end, which is to 
reftorc the Sick to the per- 
fed ufe of their Limbs, and 
without which it can fcarce- 

XL This done the Bowels, 
nd all the pained Parts and ly be done. Salmon. 
ff^iamed Limbs, are to be I 






Of the Cholic\ or Belly-ack 


npO Cure the Belly-ach 
* ma Child.T^kQ the 
beffi Brandy a Qiiart, Qdna 
mon, Cortex Winteranus^ 
ana half an Ounce^ Anni- 
fecds an Ounce and half, 
Rhsubarb very thin fliced^ 
or grofly bruifed, two Oun- 
ces; miXj, and in a gentle 
heat of a Bath make a Tin- 
<5lure. Dofe from two Spoon- 
falls to eight,, alone by it 
lelt^ or fweetned with Su- 
gar ; but to Children give it 
fweetned with Sugar^ and 
mixed with a little Ale : It 
is a thing not to be con- 
temned^ and which I have 
proved alnioft a thoufand 
times. Salmon. 

II. IP^here a continuhtg and 
long lafti?jg Belly-ach^ has been 
with a "vehement Flux^ I have 
Cured it by the following 
Diet Drink. Take iU^ong 
Ale a Gallon^ choice Bran- 
dy a Pinc^ llheu^^-b thin 

diced four Ounces, Ann 
feeds bruifed lOuice: T 
them up in a IoqIc thin Ra| 
with a Stone in it^ and pi 
thedi into the Ale and Brar 
dy, and let the Sick cor 
cinually drink of it: I ha« 
ufed it in feveral Cures -«| 
PatientSj and never foundl 
fail. Salmon. 

III, For the Choltck^ M 

comf anted with a Quart a%\V 

Ague, Take Butter of An 

timony redified from Regi 

lus oi Mars^ 'ciil it is cloa; 

You may give of this fi'or 

two drops to five, in ouljoi 

AcHit Bczoartka. Salmon. 

IV. For a Toclzj Cholick^ c 
the Belly -ach in Focky Hahi 
of Body. This is diiiicuk t 
be remedied^ and man;ltt 
times not without mud 
trouble^ and i'ometimes dar., 
ger to the Sick ; this follow 
ii)g is of wonderful ufe. TaA 


iiap. XL p?actica^ Pfipficfe. 

Citde Antimony^ Sal Armo- 
"twk, df each as mvch as you 

f ife ; reduce thm into an 

I palpable Towder , ;hen fu-^ 

\me ; fo will you havered 

divers : Take ofthefe Flowifs 

>. ilj.adv']. Of white Free- 

itate well edulcorated d Gr. 

Al|| ad S. Mix thewj and with 

IJam de Peru, a fufficient 

inK Entity, make a Ma[s for one 

'fe of ?ills, 'Tis a wonder 

Medicine^ and not e- 

ia|ugh to be praifed : But if 

Patient be Young or 

eak, you muft proportion 

ly leffen the Dole. You 

ly give it in the Morning 

Itingj and let the Sick be- 

i, lire of takicg Cold. Sal- 


h V. TheCholick, with az>e 

Civ ^>ient Catarrh and Couzh. 

iiere the Griping of the 
incfwels is with Coftiveneis 

Body^ which is for the 

)ft part accompanied with 
Mfcreat Cough and Catarrh, 
Hi i:re is no better Remedy 
cj'ii i^n Earth than our Spiri 

I Anticolicus j of which 
Ilia I- Sick may take half a 
>j(!iDonful every Morning 



vehement^ in all the Drink 
diey take. Salmen. 

^' I. The Cholick^ with a vi- 
olent Flux of the Belly dovw- 
wards, and a vehement Ca- 
tarrh upwards, I have Seve- 
ral times ften tliis preter- 
natural Flux^ though it be 
not common: Once I re- 
member I had a Patient af* 
Aided therewith,, and in a 
mofl: deplorable Condition: 
I Cured him by giving a 
Spoonful J or Spoonful and 
half of my TinBura ad Ca- 
tarrhos, Morning and Eve- 
ning in a Glafs of Ale^ and 
in a Weeks time he was 
perfedly well. See it in 
my Thylaxa Med. Lib. 2. 
Cap. 9. Sed. I. Salmon. 

yiL One Purge faith, RoL 
fincius^ gi-ven with Judg^ 
ment in the Cholick does thai; 
alone, which ten Clyfters 
will fear cely reach^ ejpecially /k 
the Cholick pain from Oh- 
firuBion of the Excrements a- 
hove the value* It was ob- 
ferved when a Patient had 
thirty Clyfters given him 
without any benetit^ chat a- 

\ Evening^ in a Glafs of Inother Phylician gave him 
or Wine 5 and if it be an Ounce andhalf of Man 


42 S A L M 

na, with two Ounces of Oyl 
of fweet Almonds^ in fat 
Chicken Broth^ and eaied 
the Patient of his pain. We 
in the Wefi-India^s in this 
cafe^ where the Conftipa- 
tion is greats give a Ihong 
Decodion of the bitter 
Gourdj or bitter Squafli 
made in Water, which ef- 
fectually does the Cure iat 
once, if given in the begin- 
ning of the Difeafe: Pulp of 
Colocynthis here will do 
the lame. In the Wefi-Indta'^ 
( where Peach-Trees are 
plentiful) the Difeafe is Cu- 
red by taking three or four 
times Syrup of Peaches ; or 
by taking a very ftrong De- 
coction made of the bruifed 
Leaves of the Peach-Tree. 

V II I. Sometimes v.' hen Clj- 
flers are given jhey come not a- 
way^ hut almofi ju^ocate, by 
jealbn of their alcenfion be 
ing ftopt by much Wind; 
in this cafe if one, two, or 
more Cly Iters do not come 
away, you muft either put 
up a very fharp Supofitory,or 
recall them with a (mall 
Clyfter made of a Itrong 


ON'S Uhl 

Tindure or Dccodion 1« 
Pulp ofCoHoquintUa. I( 

IX. where the Cholick p 
fipeds -from a kind of Gk 
Vhlegm^ weak Clyfters m 
not be given, made of O « 
Btera, and the like ; the! 
chough in a gentle Choli( 
may do ibme good, yet on 
a violent one, can do r 
thing, rather mifchief 
this cafe nothing left than 
Itrong Clytter made w 
our TtnBma Aurea (fee P 
laxa^ Lib- 2. Cap. 5.) vfi 
do any good. After tt 
Clyfter has been taken, ^\ 
is come away, let the I 
tient be three or four tin 
Purged with our YiluU 
rahtles ( fee Thylaxay \AHW 
Cap. S9') and he will be™ 
perfectly Cured, that 
Difeafe vi^ill no more r 
from that numerick Caii; 
Salmon. Ml 

X. In a vehement Chol\ 
with ObftrucHon of the Cour\ 
I gave the following thirl 
I. I Purged the Sick 
:vith my Pilulae Mirab| 
thrice. 2. I gave the folk 
ing Powder. Take Lii 
] and Galls of Eeles.dry thini 

10, XL Practical pfipficfe* 4? 

iiiakethem into Powder, (a Clyfter ; it gives eafe al- 
>1 from one Drachm to moll: in an Inftant, and 

^ti white Wine. Salmon. 

A Venereal Cholkh 
:r5 z is no better Medicine 
Earth, then to give e- 
day for a Week toge- 
[ if it has been of long 
uance ) our Vinum 
leanum^2i Sack Glaft full 
me, three or four times 
. The way of making 
in Thylaxa Med. Lib. i. 
47. Seel. 1 5*. It is much 
fid all the the Spicy and 
iiacick Things in the 



L A Clyfter againfi the 
k. Take Decodion 
iniper Berries a Pint, 
jus Aureus one Ounce, 
Benediifla four Oun- 
\)y\ of Olive two Oun- 

j; dimix them ; this works 
fmall time; but which 
nirable, even before it 

^ClJs the pain ceafes, Sal- 


^iclj \^..Another Clyjlerfor the 

)^|ifj I Take Decoction of 

iJgjo |5, made in Mutton- 

ji.gj ii a Pint, Vinum Eme- 

m an 

brings away the morbifick 
Caule or Matter after a 
wonderful manner. Salmon, 

XIV. Rondeletiuf faith that 
Caftoreum and Eufhorhium 
are of good iile, if the pain 
be conftant and ftir not 
from its place; yea, he e- 
ftimates them not only as a 
prefent, but as the ultimate 
Remedy : If you take ftx^ 
eighty or ten Grains of Ca- 
ftor in Wine, and drink a 
little after it, it will quickly 
Cure: And five or fix Gr. 
of En^horbium may be In- 
fufed^ and taken ( the clear 
Infafion'i in the fame quan-- 
tity and manner. 

XV. If the fain he tn the 
upper fart of the Belly ^ above 
the Navel ^ Clyfters leldom 
do any good; for they ne- 
ver reach the Morbifick 
or offending Matter 
Ibmetimes, even 
cafes, when the pain is very 
violent, and the Humours 
crude, Clyfters may be gi- 

- 'Jr 
m thele 


ven, but they ought to be 
iifive Ounces^ mix for imade of firong Attradlives, 


but all in vain ; nor could 
the Opiates do any good^ 
for that they conftipated the 
Bowels much more_, which 
were before collive^ and fo 
rendered the Difeale, to all 
appearance^ uncarable^ fo 
void of true Medical Senfe 
pr Knowledge^ v.-ere thofe 
Men of great names^ which 
had been before concerned 
with her : In ihort^ they 

44 S A L M 

fuch as the afore-mention- 

XVI. 7b^ Cljfier has done 
much good. Take fat Broth 
a Pint ; Aloes diffolved two 
Drachms^, Turpentine one 
Ounce and a half^ or two 
Ounces: Truly it is a Me- 
dicament not to be defpifed^ 
I remember once above (all 
the reft of the times I uled 
it) I recovered a young La- 
dy even from the Jaws of 
Death with it : The Sick 
had been three daies and 
three Nights tortured with 
inceilant Pain : Clyfters of 
nioft kinds had been given 
by an Apothecary, by the 
Prefcript of a Phyfitian: 
moreover, there had been 
given previous to thole, 
Aromacick Bolus s,bicter De- 
codions^ and laftly Opiates, 

accordij I 
done, when I came thi 

I viewed my Patient, 
appearance of Life coul 
difcerned, fo that I had 
fmall encouragement to 
however, being entr^ 
by her grieved Parent 
was perfwadcd y ever 
their iatisfadion. The 
pothecary was fent 
and gave me an accoui 
all that was done ; I d 
not forbear blaming 
Phyfitians, for ading 
prepoiterouQy, againlt 
rules of Art, as to pref^ 
Opiates in a Cholick, 
a lirong conlHpation o( 
Bowels : The Apothej 
could no waies take 
parr, but was of my 
nion. But the bufinefs 
now, what was mod i 
be done ; nothing couk 
given by the Mouth,/ 
her Teeth feemed to 


;hp. X. Practical p&pficfe. 



L immediately bethougfit 

le former Cly ftcr, which 

prefently given, and in 

an hour came away^ 

many hardned Excj e- 

its^ after which^ theSiclr 

difcerned to breath : I 

J jgf^d the fame Clyfter to 

accop idminidred again, and 

!the Region of the Ah- 

en, to be bathed very 

I with ToTifrs of Amber ^ 

a Flannel moiftned 

1 the fame, to be laid 

over the afflicted Parts. 

; Clyfter ftayed Two 

urs with the Sick, and 

n came away with more 

dned Excrements; after 

ich (he opened her Eyes, 

'. ieemed to move her 

; and in about fix hours 

efpeak. The fir ft Clyfter 

» given about Ten in the 

irning, the fecond before 

ven : About Eight at 

ht I prefcribed this, 

le Mutton Broth three quar- 

ofapnty Aqua BemdiBor 

e Ounces^ Venice Turpen- 

tivo Ounces^ Oylone Ounce^ 

c and make a Clyfter, She 

ifefled fhe had great Eafe 

ore this was exhibited ; 

after ftie had received 

5 laft, flie confefs'd flie 


was in perfed Eafe ; it came 
away from her, in about 
an hour and quarters time : 
After which, I firft gently 
purged her with a Dofe of 
my Family Fills ; then with 
two Dofes of my Pilula Mi- 
rahiles Cbut withal giving her 
refpite to recover Strength) 
after which flie conftantiy 
took my Spiritus Anticelicus^ 
in all her Drink, and be- 
came perfectly well. Sal- 

XViL A Cholick proceeding 
from Gravel, ohftruked in the 
Reins ^ It was plainly per- 
ceived to be an Obftrudion 
of the Reins, becaule the " 
Sick could not make Water. 
I prefcribed the laft of the 
aforc-going Clyfters, which 
was repeated three times, 
once every day; and the 
Patient, by this means alone, 
was perfedly cured: And 
this might poffibly be per- 
formed by the Balfamick 
and Dturetick Particles of the 
Turpentine, being received 
into the Lacteal Veins, 
whereby it was niixed with 
the Ladeal Juice, and fo 
entred into the mafs of 
Bloodj and was circulated 


with It ; whereby, altering 
itsCrafis, it opened the Ob- 
ftruaions of the Paflages, 
and fo provoked Urine; for 
alwaies after the Clyfters, 
the Sick made a very 
large quantity of Urine. 
This thing I have many 
times experienced. Sd- 

XVIIIJw/^we Tatients the 
hefi Clyflers do little good-^ and 
by I know not what hidden 
caufe, the Pain, in a day 
or two, or three, returns 
again, as bad as ever, or 
worfe : thefe, by the fol- 
\owing fuffofitories^ have not 
only found prefent Eafe,but 
the Cure has fucceeded, as 
if it had been done by In 
chantment. Take Honey One 
Ounce^ boiled to a thicknejs^ 
that it may he Tvrought with 
ones Finger \ then add in 
Powder Sal Gem two Scruples^ 
Troches Alhaudd half an 
Ounce, and with difiiUed Oyl 
ef IVax^ ten drops, make and 
form a Suppofitcrj, which let 
be put up in the Paroxyfm. 
XIX. mether the Cholick 
comes from Choler or Vitreous 
Flegm, Jljarp and emollmt Cly- 
fiers, are of excellent Ufe : And 
fometimes Clyfters made 


O N'S til 

only of Oyl, oi of Oyl tl 

parts_, Turpentine one | 
have faved the Life ol 
Patient: For fince the C 
lick is cauled by the Co 
being obll:ru(5led by pie 
of Matters above. Wine 
the middle_, and a g 
quantity of hardned Exc 
ments below^ whereby L 
Wind can neither get I; 
nor down^ or get out: llL 
neceffary firft of all^to 0]| 
the lower Paflages^ and 
help the drynels of 
Bowels^ which may be d( 
by Lenitive and EmoH 
Clyflers ; and if the ma( 
be tough and vifcous 
fliarp,incidingand attrad 
ones^ fuch as we have 
fore delcribed, which in 
be lb long continued, 
all the hardned Exc 
ments are taken away : ^ 
mud Oyl be omitted, I 
caufe it mollifies and loot 
much more than any 
queous Body, and lea 
the Bowels in a bet 
temper. Salmon. 

XX. Fienus ad'vifes to r, 
Narcoticks or Opiates with ? 
gers. And this may be go 
where the ConlHpation 
not Great 5 for by this me^ 

:ip.xi. practical piipGcft 

h fick has prefent eafe; 

h tough ficgm or matter is 

■jrwards carried oiF^ and 

vvind defcending into the 

^on, is difcuffed. In this 

take this ; Take Extratl 

n:fim Aloes one Scruple^Scam- 

' ty in fine Powder eight 

,|P 'ins ^ of our Volatile Lauda- 

s 9 i 'ivith Aloes ^ five or fix 



itns : Mix and make a 
e ^ to he given at night. 

KF. Bartholinusy^^r^/^tf^ 

*^^ ^ers of T^obacco-Smoak are 

|, llent, and a prefent helf 
^^' sre is a Pipe made on pur 
^^ 3 for this life ; but the 
^""^ Dak may be blown up the 
i"r^ 3^ by a common Tobac 

pipCj which for the moft 
' '^'^ t eifedually brings away 
A hardeft Excrements^ dlf- 

fes Wind^ and even clean 
^y • i:he Inteftines of cold glaf 
'A iHilegm 

^ XII.^« Ele^uary to purge 
i h in a ChoUck : Take of 
pulp of Raifins of the 
, of each half an Ounce; 
;/ni |mmony in fine Powder 
»'i:i 'Ivc Grains^ Bezoar mi- 
ibe il a Scruple: Mix them 
paa one Dole. Salmon. 

2 Hxs 

XXIII. If the Excrements 
be very muchhardened^Cly- 
ftcrs of pure Oil ought firft 
to be given ; thenfiich as are 
more ftiarp: For the Oil 
firft diffolving the Excre- 
ments , they are the more 
eafily brought away by a 
Iharp.Clyfter , (uch as this : 
Take Broth^ Oil Olive ^ of each 
feven Ounces ; Elixir profneta- 
tis fine Acido one Ounce and 
half I mix tliem. 'Tis a thing 
beyond Commendation, S 
feafonably ufed. 

XXIV. If the ChoUck proceeds 
of hiUious humours pvherehy the- 
Confiipation of the Bowels is 
vehement ; one of the heft 
of fimple things^ is Syrup of 
Peach-blofliras three Oun- 
ces given at a time: Or this^ 
take Extratl of fine Aloes ^ 
Calomelanos in fine Towder, 
ana one Scruple, Scammony 
{even Grains > mix and make 
Pills for one Dole ; it lel- 
dom fails. Or^ Take pulp of 
Raifins half an Omce^ Calome- 
lanos a quarter of an Ounce j 
mixfcraDofe: After which, 
drink an Infufion of Sena, 
and Rheubarb, Iweetned 
with Manna and Syrup of 



Rofes. After the Purge has 
done working, give eight or 
ten Ounces of Oil of fwcet 
Almonds ; and let the fick 
repofe hirnfell^ Salmon. 

XXV. 'SLondeletius tells us 
he has cured feveral with a 
Clylter made of Decodion 
ofHedge-tnuftardj efpecial- 
ly being made with Wine : 
You may Iweeten it with 

XXVI. Hercules Saxonia 
laithjl mufiingenuoujly confefs^ 
Iha've cured Jeveralm tne day 
'With this Medicine', Take 
Diaphoenicon half anOunce. 
Species Hiera three Drams ; 
mix for a Bolus. 

XXVllJnfowe cafes ^efpeci- 
ally where Convulfions attend 
a Cholick^ it is good to make 
Revulfions by vomit; Some 
prefcribe a Vomit by Leaves 
of Afarahacca , and it is a 
good one: But there is no 
better Emetick for this pur- 
pofe, than our Vulvts Eme- 
ticusfix our Cartharticum Ar- 
genteum, iThe tirft may be 
given from three Grains to 
lix or eight in Broth or Pof- 
fet drink ; the fecond to a 

Dram, or a Dram and hlf, 
in like manner: Theyire 
eafie and fafe. Salmon. 

XXVIII InfomeConfiitUfnis 
troubled with a Cholick, ipii 
and ftrong Liquors are trj 
pernicious ^ and always g le- 
rate the matter caufing t jie 
pains: In thofe cafes dni. 
ing of Water is the onlje- 
medy> and Fountain-wter 
in which Sal Prunella ' a 
Scruple to half a Pint) iijjif. 
(blved^ and well 1 wee led 
with Sugar ; and this ai 
ways certain in a bioui 
CholiGk,efpec!ally ifaccnn 
panied with a Feav^; ir 
which cafes, as^alfo in ailn 
flamation c>f the Golon^M 
Rem'^dy never fails. 

X aIX. This is alfo to he 7ki 
'That where there is occajit ;j 
ufing mj uolatileLaudan.Qtu 
Vita J new London Treael o: 
any other of that kind^ ha 
they ought to be ufed viili 
there is yet flrength : Lri 
they be ufed when the 'or 
ces are wafted, and thtfici 
conlumed, or near dcth 
they will not only do art 
but alfo ha ften the Pat'-tit 
deaths taking away Lifeiini 

t hap. XL Practical p&plicfe. 

'f:l:nfe together: Nor ought 
'^ ley to be given by any 
''^iieans, if the Pulfes be low, 

nguid^ and weak : Yet if 

ley be at all ufed , they 

aght to be applied cxternal- 

/or only ufed in a Clyfter, 

I a proper Vehicle ; and the 
Softer being given^ the Tick 

) lie on the pained fide. 


'^\ YX^Mey an alfo moft ef 
'^^"^^Bual^ if taken after Umver- 
'^^t/j, as proper and fitEme- 
^^^^'cks.or Catharticks.orboth^ 
^,^"ich as we have before de- 
^^^^:ribed: And without thefe 
javiti reparatives, they ought not 
) in ai tdecd to be taken. Sdmotiu 

given again, from fiii or 
feven Ounces to a Pound. 
When the Excrements are 
brought away, purge with 
this: Take Sena an Ounce^ 
Anifeeds bruijed a Dram and 
half ^ Salt of Tartar one 
Dram, Juice of Liquorice half 
a Dram^ Sfring-wattr a Tint ; 
make an Infujton over a gentk 
heat for twehe or ficteen hours ^ 
and (train it out for four Dofes. 
This will effeftually cleanfe 
the Bowels, and take away 
all the Excrements, or re- 
maining morbifick matter; 
Or inftead thereof, you may 
ufe our Tin^ura Aurea^ from 
half an Ounce, to a whole 

XXXI. Authors faypyfters 

mid fir fi he given y as of Oils 
'A^lone-i from fix Ounces to a 

[J wcj/k ound^ "which thefick is to keep , ^ ,,^ , ._ _. „ ^ 

>MU night. If evacuation oi\ he violent^ thrrt is a neceffity 
;rrf«l«j,xcrements follow not that, of halving receurfe to Ofiates : 

You may give them from z 



at a time, till the 
Caufe is removed. 

XXXllShculdthe Difeafeyet 
and the Cholick faint 


kind, len exhibit five Ounces of 
lUix Manna,di{rolv'd in Broth, 
ig[h: F romatiz'd with Cinnamon 
lenthe r other Spices; for that by 
dt^s loftnels, moiftnefi, and 
til delibtiky of parts, loolens and 
^Iv dolKsnetrates, and by foftnin^ 
dliPatilKpels the Excrements. If 


li|«s does not, Oil may be 

to 4 or 6 grains of our Vo- 
latile Laudanum^y after which 
give this : Take of our Spirit us 
Cofmeticus a ffoonfuly orffoon- 
ful and half choice Canary fix 
fpoonfuls to eight ; mix them, 
to be given immediately 
after; and the whole Region 
E. of 




^he Abdomen is to be bathed 
tsvith our Spritus Anodtnm : 
And thele things are fo much 
the better, if the Conftitu- 
tionbehet: But if cold, the 
morbiiick matter is made 
thicker^ and the Difeafe be- 
comes yet more ftubborn. 

XXXIILj^/j£W th Bowels or 
their Tunicles are thus affliBed 
'ivith a grofs^ tough ^ and cold 
matter .. heating things ought 
to heufed^ ji/hethcr they be Ca- 
t bar tick , or Alterative only. 
In this cafe you may purge 
with this : Take of our Tintlu ^ 
ra Aureafrom half an Ounce 
to an ounce powers of Anni feeds 
half an ounce ; mix them with 
a Glais of White-wine or 
Ale 5 for a Dole. An Al- 
terative E^e»c^ of Garlick is 
an admirable thing ; for it 
exceedingly l:eats & warms, 
difcufles Wind profoundly, 
and withal prevents the 
breeding and increase of the 
cold flegmatick Humor. 

tiaAlliij or Effence of Garlicky 
cffo great ufe m this c^/e.Take 
a large quantity of Garlick, 
beat it well in a Marble 
Mortar^ and reduce it to an 
impalpable Pap as much as ^ 

you can ; put it into a log. 
neck'd Matrafi , or la;e 
Bok-head ; which feal tp 
hermetically, or othervfe 
well clofeit •, fet it to dijift 
in Horfe-dung, or a Ss^- 
heat of equal ftrength df 
forty days: Then open ic 
Veflel, take out the mattr; 
which will moft of it bee- 
duced into a flimy Liqu:; 
ftrain out the thinner jit 
bypreffing: Digeftagaiiin 
a little Sand- heat, or rater 
in B. M. that there may li a 
refidence of the grofir 
parts; The thinner fepaite 
by inclination , which ];r-. 
fe6lly purifie by addinito, 
every quart of the Liqo 
from half an Ounce t 
whole Ounce of its own xt^ 
Salt; or for want of the iaie 
as much Salt of Tartar ; i 
gefl: again for forty d- 
then feparate the pure fi u 
the impure , and keep he 
Effence for ufe in a Ca6 
dole ftopt : It will keoa 
long time, and be as it vire 
incorruptible: Dole fmi 
half a Ipoonful to on or 
two fpoonfuls,or more, 'he 
Effences of Plants msdestf- 
ter this manner, will be 
tranfparent, cither of an p- 


\ lid green.or of a red Orien^ 
j ;.l Granatc.according to the 
'. Jiality and quantity of Salt, 
;;;ilphur, and Mercury, pre- 
^j^Dminating in each Plant. 

^^"iXXV. To make theEffon- 
T| tia Apii/r EJJerjce of Stnal- 
r- Ian, which is a fpecifick in 

^^^Take a great quantity of 
'^'? ullage when in Flower, 
^^*it it well as aforefaid ; di- 

Practical P9!?ficft. 

,. in a long-neck'd Ma- 
"n(s for forty days clofe 
,'|l?fpt,in a Sand-heat; ftrain 
^'f^. the thin by preffing: 
'" %eft again in a'very gentle 
^^^V-heat, or B. M. to 


ke a farther feparation : 

^^■J' ]>arate the thinner by in 

■ ''ation; which perfectly 

,-ifie by adding to each 

?'i: of Liquor from two 

^/%chms to half an Ounce 

'^\its own fixt Salt; or for 

\v^%ofit, as much Salt of 

« i^i^Jltar ; digeft again for for- 

W^*^!days then feparate the 

to°^jly dear, and keep it 

0^p ftopt for ufe. Dofe 

ts mi a fpoonful to two or 

-, ^^^.refpoonfuls, or more, in 

,::cUB(lalsofWine. This is a 

Medicament ttotenough to 
be valued, Salmon, 

XXXVlThefe Effences thus 
drawn from the whole Plant, 
or its farts, are. fun fed and 
exalted until they arrn^e to the 
nature of their firft Beings 
which will eminently pol- 
fes all the central Virtues of 
their mixt ; for here Arc 
and Nature, in this Prepa- 
ration, have preferved* all 
the leminal Powers with 
whichit was endowed; and 
thefe Effences contain in 
themfehes all the efficacy 
and Virtues of the Plants of 
which they are made. The 
addition of the Salt of the 
Plant, not only adds to its 
virtue^but it alio caulesto fe- 
parate all the heterogeneous 
and flimy matter which did 
hinder the exaltation and 
perfedion of the Medicine, 
and brings it to the higheft 
clarity and purity imagi- 
nable. If three or four Oun- 
ces of white Sugar be added 
to every Pint of the ElTence, 
it will not only help to its 
confervation , but alio be 
more pleafant to the Pati- 
ent: And withal, if you put 
a little^ Spirit of Wine , or 
E 2 inlcead 

52 S A L M 

inftead of the Sugar, five or 
fix Ounces of our Syrupus 
Volatilis^ the Preparation will 
not be the worfe for it. Note 
aifo, thefe Effences may be 
given in Wine^Water^Broth, 
or Decodion^as the fick beft 
iikes. They reftore decayed 
ilrength, and bring Nature 
Jback again into its old path, 
for the health and preferva- 
tion of the Body. Salmon, 

XXXVII. The Ejfenct of 
T each-leaves. 

Take Peach-Leaves (long 
before the Fruit is ripe^ fo 
many as by fuppofition you 
may, have fix Quarts of juice 
from; beat them well as be- 
fore ; digeft all according to 
the former method for forty 
days: Strain out and digeft 
again, fcparate the thinner 
part, and with itsown5alt, 
or Salt of Tartar, in the for- 
mer proportion ; by dige- 
ftion purifie and perted: the 
Effence by another forty 
days fpace of ti?ne. Laftly , 
adding three or four Ounces 
of white Sugar to every Pint 
or Quart, keep it cloie ft opt 
for ule.Dofe from twolpoon- 
Hils, to four, fix, or eight, 
according to age & ftrcngth; 

ON'S Lib. 

It purges well, and cans 
off' the morbifick caufe t<i 
Miracle ; but it ought to : 
taken three , four, or i 
times , as the exigency i 
the Difeafe requires. Tis 
isa.ipecifick in a Cholk 
beyond moft other thirs, 
and withal very fafe.5/«fe J. 

XXXVIII. Among Cani- 
natives ^§r VifcuJJers ofWi%} 
commend (from a very longri 
largi Experience) our Powrj 
of Annifeeds, Powers of <a- 
raways of Juniper-berrSv 
Limons, Cloves, Nutm(;s, 
Rolemary,and the like, (it 
of thefe the following Cn- 
f of turn may be made : 1 '■ 
Powers cf cloves ^ Nutrrr/,^ 
ana one Ounce ^ of Anntjils\ 
Qarraways^ ana an Ounce ? 
half\ of Juniper y two Qm\ ^ 
of Limons and Rojemary^ * 
t7i/o Ounces and a half: 
all for the Ujes afere-ment^ 
ed. Dofe half a fpoonf 

from a very great Exjerk 
That as vehement Choi 
are often caufed from a (J 
cough, vilcous Phlegni; I 

^.pg to the 

Practical p&pficfe. 

Stomach and 

q[^{ juts, and Wind thence a- 

or faid Wind may be gradually 
jq iifcuffed, by the affiduous 
] ]fieof the laid ?ot elates or 
Ct^j'owers, butalfoby the ufe 
tll^jhereof, that vifcous Phlegm 
5^^jdhering to the Tunicles of 
;ie Stomach and Guts, will 
(;^ie by degrees incided, 
fl^jprreded, aad removed. 


,jq(^J XL. But though thefe Aro- 

\i>^\fatick Potefiates are fo admi- 
I'j^ji^/p in the f recited cafe^ and 
';!^,j^fffwerfully rejtfi the Caufe ; 
|;"(.(5t it is my Opinion, That 
't "f^Dthing exceeds my Spiritus 
'^^^fjiticolifus ^ being proficable 
i^J' all the intentions of the 
J^^jjure; for that it not only 
'Jj^)rre<as both Phlegm and 
^,|holer, and difcufles Wind 
;:''jhen bred^, but alfo hinders 
from breeding. It not on- 
difcufles Wind ^ or con- 
,^'«i:nfes it J but prevents its 
"iw extention , or rarifica- 
t >n again. I could produce 
.- ,i./cral Hiftories of this Cure, 
■;^rformed by this Medica- 
^^l^^nt aloxie. 

rii> Some J after all other 

"%media have faikd ^ h(fve ' 



been cured hy a DecoBion of 
Guaiacum^andits Bark, And 
feveral Hiftories of Cures 
performed by it are extant ; 
but the moft eminent is that 
of a Bath-keeper of Vienna, 
after he had been tortured 
wich a moft vehement Cho- 
lick for nine months , and 
ufed a great number of 
things to no purpole , his 
Difeafe ftill increafed upon 
him J and by drinking of 
Spaw-vi^aters^ was ftill oxaf- 
perated. He was married 
to a young Wife, and fhe 
was alio affiided with tl^ 
fame Difeafe, and dead of 
it : He feared the lame fate, 
and began to be convulled 
in his whole Body ; lb that 
his Phyficians began to fear^ 
that the Difeafe was ct 
would be tranflated to th^ 
Genus nervoftim^ or nervous 
Stock, and fo caule a Pailie. 
Having ftopt his Convulfionj 
by other Medicines, he gave 
him Guaiacum Ifine^ accor- 
ding to the Advice of -^w;^- 
tus L^fitanus^ Cent. cur, 52. to 
caule him to fweat, which 
he did for five days , and 
was perfedly cured : Germ. 
Eph. An. 3. p. 487. This 
Cholick thePbyfician judg'd 
E:5 £rob 


S A L M 

arofefrom phlegmatick Hu- 
mours J the Seminaries of 
"Wind, which being diffol- 
ved by that diaphoretick 
Wine, were fpent by Sweat . 
Some Laxatives were alio 
given between whiles. 

XLII.7» aChoUck proceeding 

from a hot caufe , hot things ^ 
whet her for inward or outward 
ufe, njiifi he avoided^ lefi an 
Inflammation h caufe d'Xn this 
cafe purging Waters, clari- 
fied Whey with Sena, and 
Syrup of Violets.drank plen- 
til ally, are giv^n with good 
fuccefs: and outwardly to 
the Bowels, fVillis adviles to 
Fomentations of a Solution 
cf Nitre, or Sal-Armoniack, 
as in pains of the Gout ; and 
fomctimes, as SeftaUus re 
ports, of fimplecold Water. 

XLIIL If theCholickbe 
caufed by hard Excrements, 
bind ring the paiTage of the 
reft of them, and of Wind, 
Emollients niuft firft be u- 
Icd, and afterwards fharp 
tilings to irritate the faculty . 

XLlV.l had a Patient that 
for Four Months had bsen 

O N ' s Lib. : 

troubled with an almoft 1- 
vincible Colick; at lenji 
he defired my help; I oi^ 
gave him my Sprit us Ar - 
colicus^ two Drachms at a 
time^ in a Glafs of Wi: j, ! 
and made him fweat upi | 
it; and by the ufingof-| 
bont two or three Oun'S 
thereof^ he was Cured. 

XLV. A Man,about fi:y 
Years of Age, mightily cci" 
plained to me of a grind ? 
pain in his Groin^ wh., 
always feized him juft it 
Night, and this had oi-m 
tinued with him fbr'thiei 
or four Months; the O 
ftitution of the Bowels In 
this v^hile being as it fhod i 
be, for, he was neit!:ri 
Coftive nor Loofe; frr 
whence I conceived it 
be rather a Flatulency 
rhe Mulcles of the Ahdon^, 
ihan in the Colen^ and f(it 
proved; for I caufed hn 
Morning, Noon, and Ni^ ti 
to bathe the Part afflidd 
with Towers of Amber ; id 
rhis alone in about a We« 
dme (without taking .-y 
ching inwardly) cured hi* 

XLVI. Ihavefeveral tii^s 

kap. XL -K P?^*^CaI PljpCcfe. 

'*^ kred an Inveterate Colick, 
^^ fith lofs of the ufe of Limbs, 
'^V giving Jurfethum Mine- 
^''Hle, ib as to raife a Flux, 
^\!ihich has fometimes laftcd 
^'^venty Days, or more; for 
H\( this means the peccant 
?°'i[atter lodged^ and as it 

^yj^cre, rooted in the Ner- 
'^'^ous SyfteWy which could 

r)t be removed by other 
'-^fi]ledicines, is taken away: 
l}'ctbr the Mercurial Particles, 
;ni«^/ difRifing themfelves every 
*Hay, diffolve, divide and 
i'^ldffipate the morbifick Mat- 
^icir, into almoft infenfible 
)" t^all Particles, and at length 
e&thoUy expell them. And 
dijis 1 experienced in a mi- 
: ![i|rable Lame Patient,whom 
ndCured by this means,even 

'^hilc this prefent Book was 

] Wricing.- 

;,;; LXVI. I am of opinion, 

rd |ac Catharticks, mixt with 

i^j [Opiates, are of good ufe: I 

\ ufed this following, 

;ith a wonderful fucceft: 

;,.■, '^ifo ExtraEt of fine Aloes ^ 

^^^^ctraH ofColocjntkis, of each 

;„g yehe Grains ; Lmdanujn 

lifflatile Nofimm, fi^e or fix 

Vains: mix them fer a Dofe, 

• is true, the Purge works 

notprefently, byreafonthe 
Opiate is mixt wich it, and 
therefore I give it over 
Night, but it commonly 
works by the next day- 
noon : yet this is very ob- 
fervable, That the Patient 
does not feel himfclt as if 
he had taken a Purge, 
but lies very quietly and 
pleafantly all Night, the 
Phyfick not difturbing him, 
griping him, nor making 
him Tick ; and when it does 
work, it is with a great 
deal of pleafantnefs, without 
any pain at all 5 and by this 
filent way ( as it were ) of 
carrying off the Humour, 
the Taroxyfm is many times 
prefently at an end. 

XLVn. If the Pain, as I 
{aid before , be not in the 
Bo welsjbut in the Mufcles of 
the Ahdomen f from what 
caufe foever, it does not 
fo much matter) it is fome- 
times cured by a Vejicatory 
applied upon the part, or a 
little below the Navel ; and 
this is often done with very- 
great fuccefs: But you mult 
by no means lay it upon the 
Navel ; left Convulfions or 
Swooning follow, by reafoa 
E 4 of 

56 »ALM 

of the commerce of the um- 
bilical Veffelsand the Heart. 
For a man certainly dies, if 
the Skin be fiea'd off the 
Navel^ though 'tis poflible 
lie might live, if he was 
fiea'd in any place befides ; 
which is a note, worthy 

XLVni. Authors fay^That 

Mercury 'WsLtev , inwardly 
taken ^ radically cures the 
Cholick: I have not had 
the experience of it_, but this 
I know; That being my 
felf feized with a vehement 
Cholick, I drank about a 
quarter of a Pint of Wine, 
digefted a Month upon my 
Hercules y and it cured me 
momentarily, or upon the 
Ipot: And fome years fmce 
rhat time, I have feveral 
times been troubled with 
that Difeafe , and in like 
manner applying my felf to 
that fame Remedy, I have 
always found the fame fac- 
ceis, to my very great fatis- 
fadioiat iHit the Philofophi- 
cal Reafon of this thing, is 
not very eafie to be pene- 
rrated into. 

ON'S . Lib.! 

'XXlX»Alexander BenediB • 
commends this: Take ZvT^j 
fwo Ounces ; dtjfolve it in 
fufficient quantify sf Wat^ 
With 'which mix as much O 
and exhibit it by Clyfter^ of 
due heatn This, they ia 
wonderfully draws out ti 
thick Matter, and dry cor 
pad Excrements. It m.- 
be a good thing tor all that, 
know , but I have had v 
experience of it. This 
probable. That if it pr* , 
ceeds from a hot Diflemp ; 
of the Ftfcera^ or hte^im^i 
this Medicine may do gooc \ 
but if from a Cold, it mi 
be infallibly naught. I 

L. Speedwell^ is con 
mended by Crato^ as a Sp 
cifick in the Cholick. i. I 
drinking the Decodic i 
thereof made with Win 
with half a Drachm 
Myrrhe. 2. By exhibitin 
Clyfter-wife, a Decodic 
thereof in Chicken-brot 
He alfb fays. That wh( 
n© other Remedies wou 
doj he cut Root oi Mafit 
wort J put it into a Glafs ' 
Wine, and gave it to drir 
every Day before Suppe, 
which m^de the pain ce ' 




e:< f li. This following Cly- 
r 4'v has cured manyo- Take 
Mdmjey, or Muskadtl^^ cr for 
c.?[fl(f»f 'of them Malag^j ^r Ca- 
fj r^iry /x 0//»^eJ ; Oyl efNuts 
V ij^ir 0«»^*j; fc72;ers cf Junl- 
ratK", tf»^ of ^^» ^Z ^^<^^^ '^rw I LIII.This follo\ying roix- 
\i{;^4nce md a half; mx, and ture being firfl: given in a 

Lll. A Cholick proceed- 
iag purely from taking Cold 
I cured, by anointing the 
whole Region of the Ahdo- 
with Balfam of Amber, 


\ ^ihiP it hot. 

\[Q^)\x may give by the Mouth 

iif^w TMura Anticolica fiom 

j^IM an Ounce to one Ounce 

it pjii Wine : Or this Powder : 

[^i^a^^kc Powder of the Tefticks 

a;x a Hcrfe^ cr of Cafioreum 

32oA^ ^^^^^ » Annil^eds in 

j. ^wder one Scruple : mix^ and 

\ye It in Wine or Broth : Or, 

i.lf a Dram of the Powder 

^^'theSpunge which grows 

, 5^>on the wild Bryar. 

proper Vehicle , by the 
Mouth, Secondly, well ba- 
thed three, four, or five 
times upon the whole Regi- 
on of the Ahdomen, Thirdly^ 
Given €lyfter-wife in a lit- 
tle Broth, I have often- times 
found to cure the Cholick 
miraculoufly. Take Towers 
of Caraways J cf Limonsy of 
Nutmegs^ of Cloves^ ' of F/r- 
tueSy of each a like quantity^ 
mix them ; to he ufed after the 
manner aforefaid. Salmon, 


Of an Hyfteric\ Cholich^ 

.^•«)TN defcribing this Di- 
Ik'M. feafe, and prefcribing 
Gkl'; method of Precepts for 
iod^t|e Cure thereof, I cannot 
rj?5>llow any Author, nor have 
iincj.^)met with any thing yet 


extant, which has yet given 
me any fatisfadion : The 
florid Difcourfes of fome 
upon this Subjed, ieem to 
me rather an excurfive found 
of Words and Noife, than 




any thing of fubftantial 
Realbns ; and truly in Ibme 
Ibrt^ are rather Deviations 
from the Truth, than either 
liluftrations of the nature of 
the Di(eafe, or found Do- 
cuments in order to its cure. 

11. The very name of the 
Diftemper imports the Na- 
ture and Quality thereof- 
it being a Pain excited from 
a diftemper or difturbance 
of the Womb^or fome parts 
adjacent to it ; in all my 
Obfervations of Difeafes of 
that part, there has feem'd 
fomething to indicate acon- 
fent of the Nerves of the 
Mefentery^ if not fome Di- 
feafe adually refiding there- 
in \ and that v/hich induces 
me fo much the more to 
this Opinion, is a vehement 
Cholick excited f as 'tis 
thought) from that which 
is vulgarly called a diftemper 
of the Womb. 

to the exad difcuffion of 
Hyfterick Difeafes, I am apt 
to think that in many of 
thole cafes, where the 
Womb is fo much blamed^ 
It is not concerned at all^ but 

is rather from Convulfio;^ 
or diftemper of the Mefe?'. 
ry; for that I have knon 
ieveral Men (though nots) 
commonly as among V\i- 
men, becaufe not fo fubjf^ 
to luch PaffionsJ in an ( 
tream manner afflicSted w i 
luch as are commonly ;. 
counted Hyfterick Fits. 

IV.If a Cholick be excitl 
in Perfons not fubje6t to H- 
fterick Fits (and f^ch \; 
/hall call them, as oft as \; 
have occafion to make i; 
of their name, becaule f 
the vulgar acceptation ) t 
cannot be an Hyfteri: 
Cholick , but that of t 
fimple kind, of wiiich \: 
have largely treated in t3 , 
former Chapter, and ther 
fore iliall fay nothing here 

V. But if in Perfons ft- 
jed to Hyfterick Diftei* 
pers, upon the exciting f 
the Hyfterick Fit, a Ct- 
lick be induced, this is th 
which we intend here, ail 
whofe Symptoms, Caiilj 
Prognofticks, and Indies- 
ons of Cure, we deUgn i 
this Chapter. 


Practical mm^^ 


^ I VI. It is eafily known by 

ht[5 difference afore-menti- 
hnoBied from an ordinary 
I Vdiolick^ yet there is a far- 
|%pr caufe^ than what fimp- 
UQljcaufes Hyfterick Fits, 'uiz, 
e^lliarp, phlegmatick, or 
nlyc^immy Matter, lodged in 
itue nervous foldings of the 
i'efentery and Bowels: more 
exdcjer, the Sick for the moft 
toIj|.rt complains of a vehe- 
cli iient pain at Stomach, for 
hrime-time before hand , 
a^ith a weight and heavi- 
aiile)|:ls; and many tim^s there 
4 Coftivenels of Body 
(•ceding It; and if the 
tient 1% plethoriqlc, oif fuii 
Blood, there is lometimes 
bleeding at Nole ; or in 
:avy, melancholly, and 
jtabpleafant Bodies, a Flux of 
re Hemorrhoids* if theie 
onsit'ccede not, the Patient 
Dilfcmplains of Vertigo, or a 
-m in the Head, a dull 
lin or heavinels in one of 
iC fides, either right or 
re, i ift, and a dimnefs of Sight, 
Caj i'ith an unwillingnefs to ftir, 
^hd move up and down, to 
add, for the moft 
lu't, a ladnefs and deje- 
j ednefi of Mind.and fome- 
nes Fooliilinels. 


VILThc Nature of this! )i- 
ftemper is fuch,that it mak es 
the Bowels fore, and all tl^ie 
Region of the Abdomen is as 
if it were beaten with Stic ks; 
and if it continues long, fo 
that the Sick cannot get I le- 
medy, it fo enervates the 
whole Body, that it not oa- 
ly takes away the Strength 
in general, but in many (as 
in a certain Gentlewor nan, 
not long fincemy Patient J 
it takes away the ufe oif the 
Limbs alfo; in feme the 
Arms, in fome the Lcjgs, in 
others the Arm and Leg on 
one fide, and in otherfome 
all th$ Limbs together; fo 
that the Patieats are made 
wholly incapable of helping 
themfelves. Now this diP 
ference proceeds from the 
ftrength of the Difeafe, and 
the matter caufing it, and 
the Plicatures, or Ramifica- 
tions of Nerves, hurt by the 
lame* and in fome PerfonSp 
the extremity of the Caufe 
is fo vehement,that it cades 
foolifhnefs and al'ienation of 
Mind, with a llrong Me- 

VlII Th^ 




* red to belodg'd in th^Mufcles 
of the Bowels and MefenUry^ 
where fharp Salt^ joind with 
aia acid Phlegm jbeingdiffol- 
v<;dj and put into a fermen- 
tation upon the hyfitrkk Pa- 
ro:ufm^ caufes this vehement 
pa in : For by realbn of the 
Ccjlifion of the neurotick 
Spiirits juftling one another 
in tl^eir paffages,' and the a- 
qid Sals pricking the moft 
ieofible Fibres of the Nerves 
with their vitriolick Parti- 
cles, caufing a vehement an- 
guifh; and the diftentioii of 
the Nerves and mufculous 
Paffages, where the laid a- 
cid Juices are lodged, this al- 
moit invincible Cholick is 
excited, which, Troteus-WkQ^ 
is fo various in its appearan- 
ces, that we cannot here in 
few words defcribe it. 

IX.The remote caufe is to 
be known ifrom the confide- 
ration of the fix Non natu- 
rals, and other Accidents of 
Nature intervening , the 
which we fliall here pafs o- 
ver, and leave to the more | 
€xquifite Confidsrarion of 
philofophick Minds. 

X. As to the Prog 5 
flicks, this we have to y^ 
That if the Difeafe hastjn 
of long continuance, aninj 
ancient People, it will bof 
difficult cure ; the older id 
the longer the Difeafe as 
been, fo much the mre 
difficult. If the Limbs h ^c 
loft their ufe, 'tis very '^ 
dom that the Sick recov , , 
If a Palfie be induced^ ,e 
Sick is incurable; fo if ^y 
contFadion of the Ner^s, 
withlo^of the ufe of ay 
Limb : The fame alfo if le 
Patient is become fooli.j 
or there be a very great al- 
nation of Mijid, more efj- 
cially if it be not recent, I : 
of long continu ance. Bu f 
there be no lofs of the i; 
of Limbs, or it only reiuis 
by long intervals; if it ; 
recent, & the Patient your, 
ftrong, vigorous, and livel ; 
Ifthcycancat freely, ail 
flecp well , there is all t: 
polfible figns of recover; 
and fo much the better at. 
ealler if in a Woman n: 
with Child, or in a Boc 
not fcorbutick. 

IX. Tl 


p. XII. 

Practical pjpficfe 

LJ! IXI. The Indicatlones Cw 
l^tiva are thefe: Obfiru- 
Jlkons muft be opened, hy- 
^Jjiick Vapours or Fumes 

, ituft be quieted, the acid 
jJfSlts and Juices muft be al- 
f <sd^ the peccant or offen- 

\%g Matter muft be evacu- 
^^%d or removed: Andlaft-*" 
'^^n-^ the parts weakned muft 
1^^% corroborated and ftreng- 
,?^yiened^ and the fcorbutick 
^^j* Saint (if any be) deftroyed, 

\fk XII. In refpecft to opening 
''o*Obftrudions, we muft 
^^nfider whether the Con- 
^fflitution be hot or cold ; for 
'^4bcordingly different Medi- 
^nfJnes mult be uled. Thofe 

^!'»iings which open Obftru- 
' '- ^Itions in hot Bodies, create 
•^^'^fiem in cold, & e contrano, 
'if|if theretore, by the exube- 
y^ui'fint lymptoms,you perceive 
li'i le Conftitution to be hot, 

" lefe following things arc fit 

^ be uled 3 ^viZi Sprits of 

r^^ ulphur and Nitre , Spirit us 

n^ifcrims ^ ^ Antiaftbmati- 

ntiKj Sfirttus Anticolicus Sal 

Bo \itri , Tartari nitratum , c^ 

<!itri P'itriolatHm, Sal Armo- 

tacum Folatik^ Syrufus Isle- 

hrltiais^ being given in a 

convenient Vehicle, and in ^4 
a proper Dofe ; all whlclv< 
you may lee in my VhjlaxaM 
Medicine. •^ 

habit of Body, then you will^, 
find thefe following things A, 
good : Take Juice of Smal'7 , 
I age twd Tound^Sugar as muchff^ 
make it into a Syruf hy hoiling^is 
which ftrain through Hiffo-^'* 
crAtes\\\s Sleeve ; Dofe three 
fpoonfuls every morning fa- 
fling, and at night going to 
bed- Or this : Take Juices 
of Fennel^ Germander^ Agri- 
mony^ Broekliwe, Watercrejfes^ p 
znafour Ounces ^Sugar twenty ^ 
Mmm^^ make it into a Syrupy 
'which clarife with Whites of 
^W • ^iv^ it i" the lame 
manner and Dole with the 
former: Or thefe Juices may 
be mixt with new Ale, bot« 
led up with a little white Su- 
gar, and a Clove flit put 
into each Botde, and (o 
drank. In this cafe alfo Tm-^ 
iJura Mar tij given in clarified 
Juice of Flantin^ mixt with an 
equal quantity of Canary , is 
of good ufc. Alfo Totefiates 
CaruiJJuniferi^ Litbcntriftici, 
&Pulegii^may be daily given 
in all their drink. 



S A L M 

XIV. To quiet the irregu- 

' ifjlar and turbulent motion of 

the Spirit J and hyfterick 

fumeSj thele following things 

are fit to be done : Firft^ the 

, i Stomachy and whole Region 
of the Ahdom€n,zxQ to be ba- 
thed with Towers of Amber ^ 
or Tennyroyal^ or both^ and a 
hot Flannel dipt in the fame, 
laid over them. Secondly, 
the Noftrils are to be often 
touched with Pofie^ates Cor- 
7tu Ctrvi ; and the Sick 
ihould keep aBottle always 
about them to Iwell to, or 
at leaft a Bottle of Volatile 
Sal Armoniack^ mixt with 
fome few drops of Oil ef 
Tennyroyal^ or Savin, More- 
over , our TinBura Myfierica 
Should be at convenient tinges 
given in a little Wine or Ale. 

/ Or this : 7ake TinBura Hy- 
fierica one Ounce ^ Gutta Vita 
half an Ounce \ mix them '^ of 
which fixty drops may be 

^ given at a time^ every night 
going to bed; andj if ex- 
tremity require it^ every 
morning failing. But if the 
Sick be troubled with a co- 
ftivenefs of Body, this fol- 
lowing is of more excellent 
life ; 7ah of our ExtraB tf 

aN'S Libl. 

Aloes one Scruple -^ Cafiorn 
PoTvder half a Scruple ^ of r 
Volatile Laudanum three r 
four iGrains ; mix them , r 
one Dole, to be given ev(/ 
night going to bed. Th'j 
things thus ufed, will it 
fail you expedations. 

5 XV, The third intent! 1 
of Cure, is, to fweeten the ■ 
cid Salts and Juices of thel . 
dy; for which purpofe the^ 
is certainly nothing mc; 
powerful ^and admirab, 
than our Spritus Uni'verfai^ 
(which fee in our PhyLMea. 
Lib, 2. cap, 22.) given twii' 
a day, or as often as the Si 
drinks in all their Ale 
Beer: Or inftead of th 
Volatile Sal Armoniack^ ac 
lixor eight Grains^ in i 
their Liquor aforefaid. Son 
poffiblymay prefcribePn 
parations of Pearly Cora. 
Amher^ Crabs Eyes^ &c. bi 
thefe things ^though after 
very longufing may do ibm 
good, yet ) being fixt A 
calies, do not fo immediate 
ly enter into the Maft c 
Blood, and are therefore t 
belaidafide^ where thee 
ther things can be had, foi 
afmuch as this Difeafe poi 

ijqmp. xn. p^actfcai 

-tf!f(|res the whole Ma{s of 
j,'i^>od and Humours,and the 
f^ioly habit of the body. 


;ni |SVL But more effedually 

Jianfwer both the firft In- 

<fil|^:ationof Cure at Se^. 1 2. 

: id 1 5. aforegoing, and this 

:lrdprefent, this following 

iret]t5>mporition is moft excel- 

>Mt: Take Venice or Strashurgh 

^t^^^^pentine two Ounces , Angelis 

f.^^neralis^ Bezoartkum Mine- 

, j^tj, am enough to make the 

^yrLjentine uf into fills : Dole 

'jf^ Dram, or a Dram and 

;iiif; andinfome cafes two 

J jj^tjams. It is a moft efFedu- 

ujiiMedicament for the Pur- 

!i,)'resintendedj and not e- 

1 ;.gh to he valued ; and 

(much the more efpecial- 

) if it be given in a Icor- 

) ick habit of Body^ and 

A ere the Sick has loit the 

1 of their Limbs. 

:VILThe fourth Indicati- 

) is to evacuate the mor- 

.) ck Gaule^ or peccant Hu- 

^ 'Ur, which you may moft 

npleatly accompliih with 

'r2^;Pilula Mirahiles, for they 

''^ytven from one Scruple to 

j'Jl^f a Dram j wonderfully 

;.' jkry off the offending mat- 



ter_, and draw it away even 
from the moft remote 
parts of the Body : Or in- 
ftead of them, you may ul« 
my Family Tills (thofe which 
are made according to my 
laft defignation, by which 
they are much improved in 
their Virtues and Goodnefs^ 
which can be only had of 
me, and fiich as have them 
from my hand, not from 
Hollier^ or his Accomplices, 
for that he knows neither 
the Names, Number^ or Na- • 
ture^ Preparation , or Pro- 
portion, of any thing con- 
tained in them, as they are 
now prepared by me: So 
that I modeftly affirm, one 
Box of this Preparation is 
really worth three Boxes, 
for all that I know ten, 01 
any of thofe made and Ibid 
without my order or con- 
fent.; Thefe Family-Pills 
may be given , three, four^ 
five, or i\yi in number^accor- 
ding to Age and Strength. 
If the Patient cannot taks 
Pills, they may purge with 
Vinum Catharticum^ ffee it 
in my Thylaxa Medic, Lib. 2, , 
cap; 44. j one of the moft ex- I 
cellent things in the World, i 

VIII. The 




XVIIL The fifth and kft 
Indication is Vital ^ or to 
ftrengthen and reftore the 
hurt and weakned parts, 
which is done both by Inter- 
nals and Externals : For In- 
ternals I propofe chiefly our 
TwBure ofKermes^ to be ex- 
hibited in a Glafs of Wine, 
or other convenient Vehi- 
cle half a fpoonful at a time 
morning and night. To this 
purpofe ferves our TinBura 
AntifttonupnBura Corallorum^ 
("which are no mean things J 
given in the fame manner j 

O N'S Lill. 

as alfo our Totefiates Vrr*. 
tum^ given to twenty , or d' 
ty, or forty drops in />, 
Outwardly you may bae 
che Stomacbj Abdomen^ J 
Back, with the fame; ;d 
now and then to comf t 
the Bowels, give this G'- 
^QViTahe VeniceTurfentintM 
Ounce ^ Telk of one Egg ; grl 
them well together in a Mom 
till they are well mixfy t 
add to them Chtcktn'Br^ 
choice Canary y of each hah 
Vinty (four A^ua Bezoar-^ 
an Ounce ; mix , and exhib 
warm, Salmon. 


I. 4 N Abfcefs or Apo- 
jCjl fteme, is an Aggre- 
gation of Matter in a muf 
culous or flefliy part, with 
an intention to break out ; 
the Precurfor of which , is 
always Pain and inflamation; 
And it is for the moft part 
known by tumour or fwel- 
ling of the part, with great 
heat and continual pain. 

IL If therefore painC« 
any part of the Body , A 
there be a fufpicion tit 
Matter is gathered there if 
the Sick Iweats, or there lO 
a natural Diaphorefs^ efpii* 
ally about the Face, and ic 
pain yet continue, you n) 
certainly concludc,that ^^ 
ter is gathered togetheiii 
the part, though the ColJ! 
thereof be not changed ; i< 




!!"'tferefore in its dm feafon it 
y^Mi be opened, that the 
^^ "'.cjngregated Matter may be 

^'^^i iIII. I remember once I 
'^f?"|Jis fent for to a little Boy, 
out ten years of Age^ who 
play had hurt his Leg: 
fijpie Child Complained ve- 


^^^mently^and almoitalway 
J'^'ittedoutj yet no great ap- 

^•"•^rance of an Apofteme: 
^' ^^lere was no outward dif- 
^^^^oringjor inflammation, or 
'* "lircely any appearance of 
pTumor ; but at length a 
fall geiieral fwelling over 
p whole Leg^ and the ve- 
dnient pricking pain was 
ly in one particular part 
jreof: I applied Matuj^a- 
es or Ripeners ^ , which 
idc the general Tumor 
aini i>re apparent; but the pain 
ly, Lially continued J and the 
on blour of die Skin was the 
licfi ne as formerly^ or as that 
tfeo ithe other Leg , without 
wy protuberance, or place 
lotjinting out, where it ought 
onrfbe open'd. When I thought 
iJti^A'as time to open it, 1 did 
iti^/vkh an Incifion-knife^up- 
(;t the very place of the 

pain, which was about three 
Inches, or more, below th^ 
Knee, on the outfide of the 
Leg ; after opening of it^ 
the Child had immediately 
eafe ; and I took out of the 
Jpofieme^ of welj-digefted 
Matter, about three q'.'arter^ 
of a Pint, at leverai times : 
And then I cured it after the 
general method of healing 
Apoltemes. Salmon. 

IV. 'Tis true, Guido ad- 
vifes to tarry till Naturd 
caufesan Apodeme to breaks 
becaufe he thinks that which 
is made by Nature, is' better 
than that which is done B}'' 
Art: But by Experience I 
know otherwils^ and, with 
A'vicenna^ am fully of Opi- 
nion ^ That an Apofteme 
which is broaght to ripened, 
ought immediately to be 
opened, for that many evils 
flow from Matter kept toa 
long in the Abfcels , and 
fometimes uivert or (eize 
upon more noble Parts, in- 
fedingthe Nerves and Muf» 
cles, and ib me times corru.'^ 
pting the Bone, to the very 
great> if not irreparaDiedaa- 
ger of the Sick. 




V. And for this Reafon 
it is , That Buh^i ( in the 
Plague^or^ Pefiilential Fever) 
when they appear^ weha- 
ften their ripening with fo 
much vehemency,and fome- 
times are forced to open 
them before they are per- 
fedly ripe, left the poifo- 
nous Matter fliould revert 
inwardly , and its malign 
Fumes, ftrike to the Hearty 
and fmice the vital Spirits. 

VI. But again on the con- 
trary, too much hafte ought 
not to be made to open an 
Apofteme , before it be 
throughly ripe, (except in 
malign Dileafes, as aforefaid, 
and where the hazard of 
Life, for that Caufe is very 
great, or a Mortification is 
beginning^) left a mortifica- 
tion of the part (from the 
Crudity of the Humour, not 
yet turn'd into Tus) lliould 
enfue , or a violent Fever, 
wich fometimes Convulfions ; 
tor that fuch an untimely 
Operation. does indeed much 
more excite the pain than 
the Tumor it felf, and caules 
a new conflux of Humors, 

VII. But befide thcf- 
mer Reafbns,fora haftyo 
ning of the Ablcefs, the 
following alfb conclude 
I* Where the heat of 
part is languid or weak, i i 
the Sick wants fleep. 
Where it is evident, thcris 
is a very great plenty of N t- 
ter, which Nature caqiB 
difpofe of' 3. Whenil 
Matter is feated deep, th-?, 
and wide at bottom. 4.Wi n 
it is adjacent to a princil 
I Member, which may h n 
danger of being hurt or a> 
ded by the malign Fui a 
thereof, y. If it be on)r 
near the Joints, left the c" 
roding Humor , thus de; , 
Incd., fliould feize uponjfj 
eat the Ligaments. 6. 1'^' 
be in a glandulous part, 
caufe they are more fub 
to putrefaction, and the u 
ting of them hurts but lie 
7Laftly, If it be upon Bo ;s, 
Nerves, or Tendons, ajin 
Wbitloes and Fellons, wl:h 
happen to the Nails and ]> 
gers ends, where for war oi 
leafbnable opening, the Ei<J 
is many times putrified id 
corrupted, to the Icig 
fometimes of a Joint, fee- 

Ciap. XIIL 

tines of two. So Hippocra- 

■ ■ ' ; advifes , concerning an 

- iofcefi upon the Verinaim : 

■ \hen (faith he) any fuch 

• 1' Is Tumour fhall begin.cut 

• i brthwith_, while it is yet 
^jitripe^ lert the fuppuration 
!eep.fould reach to the Intefii- 

i\mm ReBum^ or Arfe Gut, 

HI. When therefore anln- 

. f mmation with pain is pre' 

f itj and that it appears^the 

^imor will apoftemate, it 

i neceflary to apply Suppu- 

I :Ives^ to bring it to a com- 

\ iiQ maturation or ripenefs : 

^ ch as this : T^ke Tulks of 

i-gs^ Honey ^ Oil Olive ^ ana 

t'o Onncesy Pulp of Figs^Rai- 

f's^ ana three Ounces^ Mi- 

i'idate four Ounces ^ Vouder 

I Aron-Roots^ enough to bring 

tto the confifiency of a Vultije^ 

' hich renew twice a day : 

< r this^ which is ftronger : 

' ikeBafilicGn minus ^ Ox Gall^ 

. ^ack Sope ^ foft Hens dung^ 

la tii;o Ounces ; Onions^ Gar- 

k^ Leeks ^ ana an Ounce and 

■tlf'y Mithridate^Gum-Ekm'i^ 

\2ian Ounce \ Saffron half an 

:: unce ; Touder of the Roots 

Aron and Briony^ of the 
eaves of Dittany and Rue^ 
la enough t9 mah it wto 

the ccnpftency of a Pultife, It 
will bring it to maturation 
in a ftiort time. 

IX. But if you would have 
the Maturative much ftron- 
ger^ as in thofe cafes where 
Life is in imminent danger^ 
as in the Plague^ and other 
malign, poilbnous^ andpu- 
trifaclive Diftempers, you 
muft add to the Compofiti- 
on_, Salt of Tartar^ ^'^itre. 
Quicklime ^ Pouders ofGenti^ 
an roots , Ranunculus , Vyre- 
thrum flellehcre^and Mufiard- 
feed, with other things of 
like kind , which you muft 
apply, and renew it every 
twelve hours. 

X.The Abfcefs being now 
brought to ripenefs, or a ne- 
ceffity of opening i c • the 
next thing to be confi Jered, 
is, the beft way of doing 
that operation. It is done 
either by a potential Cau- 
tery, or an Ac^ual^ or the 

Xf. Celfus, lih\.{f. cap. 22] 

(aith> If the malady he deep. 

It is to he confdered whether 

' that place be nervot^s. or no;. 

. ¥ t ^ If 


S A L M O N'S 

If it he iv'ithoHt Nerves, tht 
JBual Cautery , as a red-hot 
Iron is to be chofe?t ; (becaufe 
it ftrcngthens the parts it 
touches; ) hut if Nerves he 
near^ the ABual Cautery^ or 
Fire, ik not proper ^ for that it 
is certainly ('according to 
Hippoa-ates) an Enemy to the 
Ivierves : In this cafe , you 
ought to ufe the Incifion-knife ^ 
cr Lane J, 

XI L It remains then to be 
determined }h other cafes^ 
whether the potential Caute- 
ry, or the Knife is beft ; or if 
each at fome times are beft, 
which that beft is. We will 
connder, from Barbet , the 
Conveniencies and Incon- 
venience of each : Firft^ As 
to the potential Cautery^ it 
has thcfe Conveniencies in 
it : r. That it does not af- 
fright a faint-hearted Pati- 
enr. 2. Nor does it caufe 
very much pain, efpecially 
if you ufe the famed Caute- 
ry ol" thefe timcSj viz,. Dutch 
Sccip mixed 7pith Quick- lime, 
which cats deep enough 
to the I'lcili^ and much more 
gentle than the Hololerick 
Cautery of Tardus : \et^ 
thck 'Inconveqicuces arcj 

Lit). ', 
apt to attend it: i.It corrocs 
fometimes much deeper a! 
farther about than isneedi 
by reafon of its jfpreadir 
notwithftanding the def< 
iative. 2. It is Ibmc hon, 
before it perfedly does ta 
operation; which^iftheF. [; 
mor be maligant, will rt 
permit of it. 3. The Efd : 
does not prefently fall off,)i 
that if you would have ti 
Matter brought forth pijj 
fently, you muft ule the J- 
cifion-knife or Lancet, Ir 
all that ; nor is it polfible \ 
avoid thefe Inconveniencii 



t tie: 

XIIL Secondly^ As to t 
Knife, it has thefe ineo- 
veniencies; i. That 
Patients are afraid of 
2. That it is fuppofed 
caule much pain; but t 
fear is prevented by n; 
fpeaking of it; and the pa: 
is of no great moment, b 
ing more in name^ than 1 
power: yet it has the; 
Conveniences witl^al. i . }| 
the Knife, or Lancet, y/i,j 
may make the Apertion 
long, and as deep, as y<. 
pleaie, or the Apoften: 
requires. 2. You ver}' quic 
ly conje at the Matte, 

:hap: xin. 

^hereby it is 

id the Patient eafed. 3. The 

imaining Matter, not yet 

■ igefted, will be more eafi- 

' maturated J by external 

pplicationSj aflifted with 

'^ fnternals. 4. There will not 

j' |e a long continued gleet- 

Shg (which often attends 

|rumours^ or Apollems up- 

' In the Glandules ) being 

fpened with Cathereticks. 

I'pr Apoftems behind the 

j^arSj in the Neck, Arm- 

^^y.^xtSj and Groins^ arife from 

Bfbrdned Glandules, fiU'd 

"^^^With preter-natural Hn- 

inpurs : Thefe Glands are 

^fo Covered with a proper Coat, 

'•^^ vhich being hurt, a gleeting 

icceflarily follows; for the 

funicles being broken or 

opened, the Glandule can 

leither prelervc it fclf, nor 

)ts Humour, but a gleeting 

'■ viU continue fo long, 'till 

he hole in the Tunicle is 

;ured, or the whole Kernel 

s yanilhed and confumed. 

':'^ XIV. The Apoftemebe- 
ng opened, you mud not 

• let all the Matter (if it be 
iiuch) out at once ; for 
:hcrc would be a too greac 
rpcnding of the Spirits ac 

Poetical pijpficft. ^9 

evacuated, one time : But for theaffwa- 
ging of the pain, you muli: 
let out only Ibme part of it ; 
and afterwards make the 

evacuation by degrees; bi- 
caufe that the remaining 
concooied Vus helps to ri- 
pen that which is yet unripe^ 
if any be ; as alfo to keep 
the natural heat of the parr, 
to cut, deterge, Mztn, and 
diffolve all the Reliques of 
the Apoiicme, beyond the 
power of any Topick Medi- 
cinG whatfoever. 

Xy. When all the Mat- 
ter is evacuated at once, it 
often caufes a fainting or 
fwooning, from the excee- 
ding great lols of Spirits ; the 
remaining undigelied Mat- 
ter oftentimes grows fo hard 
and fcirrhous , that the Af- 
fed becomes incurable, to 
which Refolvents or Emol- 
lients are applied in vain ; 
the fii'Il confuming vyhq,t is 
thin, leaving the remainder 
hard like a Stone : chelatter, 
wanting ft rength and an at- 
tenuating force , to divide 
the Matter into its liiialle.i^t 
Particles: Nor can this bs 
done by any thing but the 
?m it felf, which is bath con- 
F J tiguoiii 



^**guous and continuous^ with 
the remaining undigefted 
Humor^ being the neareft 
efficient ^ and of the fame 
Species, and therefore only 
and alone able to cut, atte- 
nuate, and prepare the re- 
maining Matter.- 

XVL Therefore, asfbon 
as the Skin grows fofc with 
the Matter in it , the Apo- 
fieme is to he opened, and, if 
the Patient be not fearful, 
with the Lancet or Knife, 
that fiich other proper Re- 
medy as Nature requires 
rnay be applied, left the pu- 
rulent Matter ihould corrupt 
other parts or Veflels with- 
in ; and the Incifion or A- 
pertive ©ught to be fo large, 
as the nature of the part, and 
magnitude of the Apofteme 
require; Which if it be skil- 
fully done^ afflids both lefs 
and a Ihorter time than a 
Cautery ; and immediately 
alfo brings the defired help, 
without any prejudice to ei- 
ther fide, the Skin being on- 
ly cut in a right line ; v/here- 
as aCaailick will (Tpight of 
ail prevention) extend it felf 
both lengthways Sc breadth- 
V;'ays; whence many times 


arifes cruel pains, and grc; 
inflammation, both in t> 
parts immediate, and fhdilj/": 
adjacent to the Cauftick,at* J? 
lb leave a large Efcharii r- 
which is not only long ^^^ 
falling off, but the part I3 
barOj is flowly and with d 
ficulty reftored; 

XVIL Moreover,Tum€ 
which keep the native G 
lour of the Flefh and Ski 
and but flowly maturate, fi 
dom grow copped or ri 
much ; (as in our Examp" 
of ail Apofreme in the Le; 
at SeB: 7, aforegoing ; j ar 
therefore you muft not wa ^J* 
for a head before you ope ^^^' 




XVlILIf you open an Ei^' 
pofieme near fome intern 1 
Cavity^ as the Breaft^ ( 
Abdomen, you muft who 
ly rejed Injedions mac 
with a Syringe, left fori 
part of it fhould enter int 
the Cavity, where it migl 
not only caufo grievoi 
Symptoms, but alfo pro\ 
the death of the Sick. 

XIX. Apoftemsinthel 1 

mundoiies. Throat, an j 

bshin 1 

thind the Ears^ ought to 
t opened rather too foon^ 
t in to flay for a full ma- 
t ation; not only becaufe 
i Symptoms many times 
Ixeed^ but Life it felf is 
l"}: Of which Fabricim 
i'ldanus gives you fome ex- 
iiplesj which are worth 

XX. A certain Woman in 

is City had an Apofteme 

a her left fide, near the 

; eins of her Back, lb that 

hen ripe, it covered partly 

e Side, partly the Back, 

id partly the Hip, being 

i large as an ordinary Four- 

^nny-loaf This had been 

velve or fourteen Weeks a 

athering; leveral Phyfici- 

nsand Chyrurgions were 

ricertained.and many things 

/ere done without any 

refit to the Patient; nor 

ideed could they all tell 

^'hat the Difeale was. At 

3ngth the Apofreme ap- 

>arendy manifefted it felf; 

hey were then confulted 

:bout opening of it>but none 

)f them was willing to do it, 

heyallfearing her immediate 

leath. At length I was feat 

Practical pijpGclt. 7' 

for,to view it; it was a great 
and wonderful Tumor, and 
not without apparent ha- 
zard and danger; yet it was 
my Opinion it fhould be 
opened, (for as the Proverb 
is. While there is Ltfe^ there 
may he hof"'^ the Patient 
confented to it, and I did 
'v: There was near two 
Quarts of digefted Matter 
gathered together; (for the 
timeroufnels of the Phyfi- 
cians and Chyrurgions had 
kept it too long from being 
opened) this Matter I eva- 
cuated by degrees; I took 
out almoft a Pint at the firft, 
( giving the Sick immedi- 
ately a Dram, or tv/o, oi 

my Afi^ BeZjOartica y to 
fupport her Spirits,) and in 
about five or fix Days time, 
the whole fubfiance of the 
Pus was evacuated. And 
finding that it had made 
no inroads into the cavity of 
the Abdomen^ I foon clean- 
fed the Ulcer, and in lefs 
than fix Weeks time left the 
Patient perfedly well 

XXI. Hence it is to be 

obferved. That though an 

Apofleme may Ibmetimes 

F 4 happen 


S A L M O N?S 

alfo averrs 

happen to be in a dangerous 
plade, and withal> through 
either the negled, tinieroaf- 
nefi, or unskilfclnefs of the 
Artift, the Apertion has 
been too long deferr'd^ 
whereby apparent danger 
is ihiminent; yet the learn- 
ed Phyfician iliould pru- 
dendy put on fo much 
Courage^as to leave nodiing 
iinatrempted towards the 
iiving of the Sick^ fo long 
as there is Life, and the cafe 
6nly doubtful; H 



XXII. Some Authors fay. 
That" AbiceifGS \, or Apo- 
Itemes may be difculfed af- 
ter they are fuppuraced; two 
Exniaples of which Ri-veri- 
Trs brings, Obfirvat. 47 5, & 
474, Where one Vomeret 
cured a f r^purated Apo- 
jferne in his Daughter^ a- 
bcu: Qv^'i years of Age. 
The Apoftcme was ("faith 
lie) on die out-fide of her 
nether Jaw _, on the light- 
fide of her Face ^ and fap 
•pu rated. He ^ (from die 
Aurb.ority of Gmdo ^ who 
laith. That (Lippuratcd Apo- 
it ernes are lb me times cured 
by diicudion^ and from the 
;.xpcrimeiU of Parjeffs^yvho 


that he had a 
red a fuppurated Apoftemt 
with crude Mercury, mix,, 
with Diapalma Emplaftct 
\A/hich difculfed the ftme It 
he, I fay J in imitadon (| liot' 
them, mixed a Dram of AM jniii 
curyj with an OuncG of Dit 
falma-, and applied it to th 
faid fiippurated Tumon ai^ 
within four days he affirnj 
it was perfedly difculfec i 
He alio faith, that he di Mf 
the fame thing again on th 
fame Daughter, who havin 
an O edematous or Flegmatit 
Tumor fuffurahd upon th 
Region of her Loins , 
big as the palm of one B 
Hand, it was difcuft withi 
a few days by the lame Plai (fk: 
fier. But in order to thl 
performance of this, it is re : 
quired, i. That the fuppi: • 
rated Matter be Imall i ' 
quandty. 2. That it b 
thin 2nd ferous. '5. TnaBlN 
it be iiear the Sidn, anci nc 
in any deep parc,4.That it b 
in a Ibtt-Ueihed, Itrong anr 
youthful Body. 5'. That i 
alio be in the fe^ 
Ion of the year. 

XXTIT. Thefe ane gre^ 

Authorities^ andfo mucl^i 

■ . • ' the 

Cip. xiii. 

P?atfical mmK 


:ly may do upon their own done ^ for the Tumors not 
ce, may torce a kind of bsing opened, their jjudg- 
-A ef : But a Mind exercifed * ' ' 

V'h Reafon, and defirous 
)iL ruth, can hardly enter- 
al them, befides the hazard 
u [ danger that may follow 
il;r fuch an Operation; for 
jvere think you muil that 
or.^fs of Putrefadion go, if 
e difcuftJ The whole 
ftance of it cannot pafi 
h the pores of the 


if any thing, only the 
and watery part can 
:^ The thick putrified 
tter, if it dilTolves, muft 
rert either into the Blood 

d I folid Subftance of the 
111, or both ; which can- 
: but corrupt the Body, 
d fill it full of ill Humors 
'inging from {uch a cor- 

lop Jpt Seed of Diiealesjwhence 
Jttars, Ringworms , Mor- 
ew^5cruf, Leprofie, King's 
il, Scurvy, Pains, Aches, 
|.menefs, even an Army of 
tendent Difeafes will pof- 
ly fucceed. So that if the 

JiiPng may be pollible , I 

rce think it prudent to 

rempt fuch a Work. Nor 

>es h yet appear by all 

at thele Men have faid. 

at any luch thing has been J ceived by 

ments might deceive them ; 
and they may take that for 
granted) which never was: 
A very admirable Example 
of this kind I could inftance, 
of a pretty large Apoftemc 
Cas it was thought) by feve- 
ral Phyficians and Chyrur- 
gions, my felf being pre-fent 
there alfo: The Man had 
been in much pain, but now 
was pretty eafie ; The Chy- 
rurgeons^ were for opening 
of it, as judging it to be iiip- 
purated; but: the Patient's 
being eafie would not per- 
mit it; he only kept it cove- 
red with a Diapalma Plafier^ 
and in a Months time, the 
Tumor was dilcuft, and the 
Sick well. Now 1 am of 
Opinion, that here was no 
fuppurated Apofteme. How- 
ever, from the aforefaid Ob- 
lervations of thole learned 
Men, tbis may be noted: 
I. That a Mercurial Em° 
plafler applied to feveral 
j forts of Tumors, may be ex- 
I ceeding ufeful, more efpe- 
i c^ally it they be not fuppu- 
I rated. 2. That it is poffiblq 
the wifeif Artilt may be de- 

appearanccs m 



Difeajfes of this kind, where 
the infides of Things are not 
feen into, though many 
times they may judge right. 

5CXIV, Moreover, The 
declenfion of the fihns are 
heedfully to be obferved in 
opening an Apoftemc, that 
you may not cut crofs them : 
For^ as Rolfincim obferved^ 
an ignorant Barber opening 
an Apolleme on the fore- 
head, did it crofs- ways : 'Tis 
true^ the Ulcer was cured ; 
but the Patient v/as ever af- 
ter deprived of the benefit 
of his EyeSj except when he 
pafted Qp his Eyebrows with 

XXV. If pain feiza any 
part of the Body^ and you 
fear that Matter is gathered 
there ; if the Sick fweats,and 
the pain continue^ 'tis po- 
fitively to be concluded; and 
jhbugh the colour of the 
part be not changed^ yet it 
muft be opened to let out 
the Matter ; which if it be 
but litde y it may well e- 
hough , and without any 
prejudice,run all out at once. 

and preffii 

out preffing; 

indeed is to be avoidi,s 

Cbecaufe it many times d( 

hurt,) unlefs the Psps 

Matter be lodg'd inforae 

mote place from the Orifi 


XXVI. In opening of j 
Apofteme upon the B 
tocks, you muft be care 
not to cut the great Nei 
which lies under , or laj 
bare, left it be hurt by co 
for thereby it will leave 
Thigh for ever after i 

which Is re*dy to run with- 1 efpecially Bcx,oi^ 

XX VII.5>/x;i^ f^ith.that 
mong all things which mc y 
or promote the excretion if 
Matter, antimonial Me 
cines are raoft to be co 
rnended : For ffaith he^ ^f 
have often obferved, i 
they have a Virtue to ,c 
red all Evils brought on^ 
Body by Matter , and 
hinder the produdioh 
new : Becaufe Antimony 
not lejfs ferviceable to 
purification of Man's VtoQ 
than it is to that of Gc , 
if it be rightfully prq* 
red and adminlftred, /| 
timonium Diapboretkum^mil 








xin. ^wrticaipspficfe. 

[lothe continual generati- 
31 of Matter from corrupt 
.5]od; and any other alte- 
■2ve Medicine made of 
\ imony , efpecially the 
B.fam, made according to 
\ : our of its Flowers. Bal- 
■ u^f hurts Anlfatum^ is 
good for the fame. 

a urn 

yXVIII. And to this pur- 

^5 I commend my Ange- 

■ iMimraliSy or my VthliZ 

'3' iylica ; if given according 

-jj he Directions in my Vhy- 

! Medicine ^ Lib. I. Cap. 

6c f ;, For they not only 
W p the Flux of Matter to 
'•'.^ :he part, hinder the ge- 
^^" ration of new, but alfo 
^ Ipofe the whole habit of 
^'' Body, and all Humors 
'*reot to a healing tem- 

toi KXIX. If there beanin- 

2" Ird Apofteme , Natare 
ctw 'nmonly breaks it; yet 
ii^3 bgs proper for the fame 
t^ ^ht to be given; for 
sj 'lich Jpurpofe ibme cora- 
dH md Anifated BalfamofSul- 
'fr: When it is broken and 
i :ome an Ulcer ,it is clear- 
«i and fully cured by taking 
W fqme time orcontinu- 


ance Antmonlum Diafhore- 
ticum^ or JBezoar Mmerale^ or 
fome other moreeiFedual 
refined Medicine made of 
Antimony , whofe Elixir j 
Magiftery,Eflence,or Pow- 
ers, will perform things won- 
derful, although they fee%n 
incredible to moft, not on- 
ly in curing this Difeafe^ 
which is dangerous and hard 
to be cured, but alfo other 
like Diftempers which may 
at any time feize the Fi- 

XXX. Some Men com- 
mend tke Juice of Water- 
Creffes, as alio the Juice of 
Garden Crefles , drained ^ 
and drank> for the fpeedy 
breaking of inward Apo- 
ftemes in the Body. This 
is good: Take Muftard- 
feed, grind it well with Wa- 
ter ; then with a liifficienc 
quantity of Water, wafli out 
the Virtue from it , which 
Water fweeten with Ho- 
ney, and drink it, 

XXXI. To ripen alfo an 
external Tumor, you may 
apply a Cataplafm made of 
Water- creffe^ and Garden- 
creffes beaten up with Hogs 

Lard ; 

TiZ S A L M 

Lard: A Cataplalm al(o of 
Goofe-dung freth and hot, 
of Pidgeons or Hens 


dung will do the lame. Or 
this : Takt CreJJescut andhrui-l 
fed welly Goofe-dung ^ H^ns 

O N ' S lil| 

dung^ Pidgeons dnng , 'ij 
one handful'^ Goofe-greafe t. it 
Ounces 5 ivtth Fouder of Aw 
Roots y make a Cataplafm, i| 
my Sjnopfis Medic. Lib. 
cap. z\,fecl. 50^ 




Of the rUKVSK 


I. • ' I ^ Is certain, That every ^ 
"^ Thrujh has its rife 
from a morhifick Acid j and 
that is the true Reafon they 
are fo frequent in Children ; 
And in Children ^ rather 
than in thole of riper Age ; 
and this is tirll caufed either 
from ill Milk in the Nurfe^, 
fpolling the Stopiach of the 
Child , or from^ a natural 
Weaknefs of the part^ and 
fharpnels of Humors there ; 
which curdling the Milk, 
breeds or encreafes the acid 
Humor fomuch/till it comes 
to that acidity , as to cor- 
rode the Skin ; fo that the 
Mouth and parts adjacent, 
{ecm as if it was a part fcal- 
ded^and in {bme^ as if it was 

{calded^ and the Skin rut 




II. Thefirfi thing then f 
to be confdered in the Curt 
to abforh the acid Humor ^ 
that with all the ffeed 
may he : F()r the fbrenel ® 
the Mouth ^ though it 
bad enough J yet is not 
which indicates the grea 
danger ; inafmuch as ej 
acid Humor may be carii 
dowq into the Bowels^ d 
do the fame thing there. :t 
leaft caule gripings, Ihp 
prickings of the Bowels, d 
(ometimes a vehement Fl:, 
if not a bloody Flux; whli 
does not always go alo;,i 
but are many times atti- 


Cap. xivi Practical pDpficfc ^7 

:dd with dire Symptoms, as 1 therewith muft be expelled ; 

;Cnvulfions/Fevers,ai«idthe for otherwife it will lie both 

in the Bowels and VeffelSj 
and there corrupt or grow 
fowre again ; and indeed ic 
eafily reliinies its former 

11. It is alfo to he noted ^ 

Tit where thts acid Matter 

)r Spirit extravagantly fre- 

V is tn little ones^ by reafon of 

i foftnefs and duBilenefs of 

tfarts^ the Jaid acid fenetra- 

';-, and through a thoufand 

Hcacies acfcending up to the 

tin, being volatilized by 

infant-heat and fubtilty 

V. The acid is correBedwiti 
Alcalies^ and fuch indeed arc 
heffj which may hefi.andwith 
moft eafe and the lea ft danger^ 
he gi'uen to Children: Such 
he Spirits^ it ftrikesupon I are impalpable Poudeis of 

Ventricles of the Brain^ 

1 feizing as it were upon 

Subftance of the Brain^ 

itaminating all the ani- 

1 Spirits with its acidity^ 

oi-thwith caufes an Epi- 

te: And this is the true 

►iind ofthisDifeafe^which 

often and (b much af- 

fts Children J which might 

ily be prevented in the 

,„ dnning^ were but care 

I iely taken to deprefs the 

J, and fweeten the juve- 

} Juices. 




|iV . The next thing is, to 
d the Excrements cr Mat- 
contaminated with the acid: 

mult not only correct 
abforb the acid Humor^ 

the Mat.^r affected 

Crahs Eyes , Pearls^ Corral^ 
Salt of Tartar^ Lapis Hama- 
titis y Antimonium Diapho- 
reticum^Bez^ar Minerale, Cin- 
nabar of Antimony J which 
laft being levigated into (ub- 
til Powder^ is a moft abfo- 
lute thing. Oujt of thefe 
things you may make the 
following Prefcriptions^ or 
the like. 

VI.- lake impalpable Pcti* 
der of Crabs Eyes ^ from cne 
Scruple to half an Ounce; Sy 
rup of Poppies i7i^o Drams ^ 
mix for a Dofe. Or this : 
Jake Bezoarticym Minerak 
cne Scruple) Syrup (f Toppies 
cr of Plant am ^ enough to ma- 
lax it for cne Dcfe. Or this : 
Take Aniimmum Diaphore- 



ticum ten Grains ^ Cinnabar of 
Antimony one Scruple : All he" 
ing in fine Vender , let them 
be given in a little Milk. 
Or this : Jake Bezoar Mine- 
rale, Cinnahar of Antimony in 
hnfalfahle foucter^ .^ana fifteen 
Grains ; mix for a Dofe, And, 
fome of thefe things are to 
be taken Morning and 
Night for four or five days. 
Thefe Dofes are for elder 
Perfons; but if for ChiK 
dren^ you muft diminilli the 
Dofe accordingly, Ex. Gr. 
Take Bszoar Minerale four 
Grains^ Cinnahar of jdntimonj 
eight Grains ; mix for a Dofe, 
Or this ; Take Salt of Tartar 
eight Grains^ Cinnahar of An- 
timony fix Grains 5 mix them. 

VIL To carry off the morhi- 
fick Matter^ the vulgar Phyfi- 
€ians commonly furge Chil^ 
<lren "wkb Syrup of Ci- 
chory with Rheubarb ; and 
it may do indifferent well : 
But Purges which cool the 
Body are here to be chofen. 
Take Manna half an Ounce^ 
Extra^ ofCaffa one Dram ; 
mix for a Dofe : Or the Man- 
Tia may be made into a Sy- 
rup with Water , and the 
Ciiffia diffolved theraiii ; Or 


tivo or three Drams of Ca%^ 
with two or three drop of 
of Annifeeds^ may be gi 
diffolved in Milk. Or t 
Take Sena from half a Di\ 
to a Drams Liquorice bru\ 


.^ or better ^ of Wat 
oUt , and fwei 


half a Dram , Annifeeds 
Scruple hruifed ; i^ifufe tw(}^ tfoi 
hours in a penile heat in 

with Manna* Or this : JBitcai 
Sena , Liquorice hruifed / iji^i 
a Drath ; Annifeeds ^ 
ravpays , ana ten Grai; 
infufe as htfore in Water i i^ii 
Ounces for twel'Oe 
fi'rain and diffolve therein C 
fia extraBed from half a Dt ii|j 
to a Dram, and give it 
a Dofe. But if it be to 
given to one of riper yc 
you muft double, treble, 
quadruple the Dole acc; 
ding to Age and Strengt' 

VIII. Fat and oilyTti 
take off the edge of the a 
but Opiates do it much beti\ 
For this purpofe you 
give from ten to fifteen or tv!\ 
ty drop of my Guttle Vita^ 
any thing the Child drirj, 
at bed-time ; Ihavefoi 
very prevalent It not 
ly blunts the points of 

Dap. xiV p?acticiii PBpOcfe. 

Moi, and dulls the edge of 

« {harp Humor, but gives 
• Wture reft and eafe , 'till 
O^can recruitherfelf again 5 
^ Vlfo it puts a prefent flop 
. tj:he flux of the Humor to 

t fore or raw parts: Elder 

X. If an Epilep/ie or Con- 
"vtilfion be frefent , or feared^ 
you may give with it^ from 
ten Grains to fifteen or tjventy^ 
of Cinnabar of Antimony, 
or from fix Grains to twelve 
of the native Cinnabar levi" 

^I'fons may take my Law | guted into a very fubtil Pou- 

ium Volatile^ from three to 
l-iGrains^ beginning with 
^ i fmaller Dofe firft. They 
: (t cannot fwallow a Pill, 
t-i iy take teii or twelve Grains 
, ^'ny new London treacle^ 
G i any ft Vehicle, Thefe 
ngs thicken the fluid acid, 
that it cannot approach 
h that violence to the di- 
lied parts. 

[X. But whereas Opiates 
'■ngely difagree Hfith fotne 

der, purging prefently after 
with fbme of the things be- 
fore named. 

XL If the Child he taken 
with a vomiting withal ^ it cer- 
tainly Jhews the foulnefs and 
difJaffeBion of the Stomach ; 
and then you muft cleanfe 
it with the nioft innocent 
Gilla Theophrafii^ or the Salt 
of Vitriol^ given to fifteen or 
twenty Grains ; which has 
this Property in it, hot only 

fky my Tindura ad Ca- | to cleanle the Ventricle of 
rhos anfwers all the Inten- \ the fliarp and acid Humor 

caufing the Ihruflj^ but alfo 
even to heal the places al- 
ready raw. And in thofe 
of ripe years, it is a moil ad«» 
mirable thing, if given from 
two Scruples to a Dram^ 
in Brorhj or fome liich-like. 

XII. Sylvius de le Bos, 

faith, he frefers a mitallick or 
mineral Sulphur fxt above all; 
m comparifon of jvhigh, no- 

q lis both of fweetening and 
fing the flux of the [aid Hh- 
w ; and it may be given 
in to Children with a 
rid of fafety and iecuri- 
from half a Dram to one 
crPtwo, in any proper Li- 
re, pr which the Child will 
i.e. See it in my Phylaxa 
m'^ic^LikzXap, 9. Sxff,2, 

96 SALMON'S Lillc 

thing (faith he) that I have affliBed parts; among whii 

hitherto tried^ does fb kind- ^ 
iy, certainly, fpecdily^ and 
lafely reftrain thofe vicious 
efferveicencies : But w^hat 
thofe Sulphurs are, or how 
'fin his fenfe) to be prepa- 
red, he has no-where told 
us. I am well latisfied, that 
the . Sulphur of Antimony^ if 
well made, is a moft ad- 
mirable thing : But then it 
muft be given to Men, and 
not to Infants. Truly, I 
cannot tell whether it may 
fefely be given to Children 
in aay Dole whatfoever, or 
no, efpecially as it is now 
made. There is a Sulphur 
cf Antimony that I know_, 
ivhich may be fo prepared, 
as it may be given to little 
ones without danger , but 
that is nowhere to be fold 
that I can tell of. 

Xill. Among the rep; of 
the ordinary Kemedies Lac 
Sulphuris ts .no mean thing ; 
and it may be given to In- 
fants, as well as to elder Per- 
fons, with a very great ad- 

elder Perfons may ufe tl 
Take white Vitriol , ^och 
lum one Scruple, Vlantam 
Spring'Tvater four Ounc 
mix J diJJUve^ andjweeten n 
Sugar ^ for a Gargarifm, ] 
Children, to whom it c 
not fo eafily be ufed, iii[j 
have the juice of baked 7 
neps to wafh withal, or fw 
low down; or the juice 
Farfneps baked 'with M 
Thefe things are Balfamj 
their kind ; and befides th 
healing Property, have a 
culty of fvveetning and 
king off the edge of the aq 




XV. Moreover, you ma^ 
you pleafe, fweeten thefe Jiii 
-with Honey ^ or Syrup ofRoJ, ilj 
both "which fill contribute 
the healing of the fore and ri 8;ii 
mouth : And if the Ch ij j 
has difcretion enough , 
ought to hold the fame 
its mouth for fome tiin j|Ji( 
And to thefe things you m 
add Syrups of Violets Jujui 
Liquorice ^Lettuce^ juice off 
Jlane^ &c, for that they 
blunt (as it were j the cO 



of the Jliarp Humor , 
. XIV. Topicks mufi be alfo withal contribute to \A 
iff^diQ the mouth, throat, and^ ling. 



CVT. But that 'which 
cbfewahle ami nmar- 
(hut only for Terfons of 

years ^ is^ the ufe of Spirit 

^ine^ or pure Brandy' 
that only held in the 

uth^ (and Ibmetimes Gar- 
) 1|1 withj for two or three 
"^ I lutes at a time^ and that 
^' f' |r or five times a day^ and 

1 fpit out^ certainly heals 

cures the afflided parts 
'^*i miracle. Acd though 

ay (mart much at firli-^ 
f^ls vehement but for a 
mil Aq^'v'iz,, for the firft two 
i«J three times ufing of ic^ 

rwards it is eafierj and 
i« ijngth the parts are^ as it 
/i i€j plealed and refreflied 
1 !i the ufe thereof; and 
'k ihc end it perfe<5tly heals 
«; n : And this it does not 
( i)nly from its halfamkk 
gli perty^ but alio as it is an 
an i'/;', and abforbs the acid 
I le Ulcer, 

|CVII. Sylvius €ommends 
Ik of an Eggy mixt with 

and promotes the falling of 
the Thrufh ; you may ule it 
as the Turnep and Parfiiep- 
Juice: Concerning both 
which Juices, you are to note 
this ; That they corred: the 
evil Ferment both in Sto- 
mach andfmall Guts^where- 
by the acid effervefcency is 
hindredj and the Difeafe 
the fooner cured. 

XVm. While the I'hrufi 
is ripenings to wit^ graduidlj, 
falling from tht affli^td partj^^^ 
a new Cuticle grows under iP^ 
and covers the place ; and al^ 
though thisfollo\«^of itsown 
accoTdj by the Benefit of 
the Medicines now com- 
mended, yet it will be pro- 
moted by Syrnf of Red Rofes^ 
Honey of Rofes^ and the like : 
Alfo Powder of fine Bek^ Ter^ 
ra Sigillata^ CrahEyes, 6cc.' 
mut with fair Water and- 
Sugai', or Honey, and held 
for fome time in the mouth> 
promote the healing. 

XIX, This is alfo chferr 
tk Refe- water and Sugar : 'vahle^ That of in the curings 
hat it draws to it the aeiai of other Ulcers^ Driers areufedi 
\tour that hurts the Sto-\fo on the contrary much fpitting 
i^y a»;d fo by degrees! « good hen, as if the Patienc 
[irs the parts afte($ted;| was in a Flux ; for then it is 

Q cured 


tnircd with the more ipeed 
and eafe. In other Ulcers^ 
things that temper ihe ncV 
Acrimony^and then dry a e 
X:fcd: In this, you nvu ^^- u-c 
Inch i:l-^n.;s u nuy tem^^r 
t^e (aid AddJ^ but withal 

SALMON'^ Lit; 

this: TAeHmen o^Rofe/h^ 

an 0:m7e, 0/t <f Fim<^l' 
t/r iift : mix and r^aks, d.[', 
n m'. nt. ^£l^s,v;he fays^ : 

^n o!ucr young. ; ■■ " 

XXI. Gccleriiu: aii}ij^ . 
for a Thru^ in Children, tWMh 
XX. Mr^vscomff^^nds Galls Take RochAlum^ Sugar ^ t 

half an Ounce ; hcil in p] 
tane water ; add juice efU 
berries a Jufjicknt qu^nth 

IfCiZhn .trU h .>\d in JVa'er ^ 
Ttht 'haif(d Dec t!?on r^ a de in- 
to (t thick Sp-u^ wiih Honey \ 
bvringruhhct' u'^ on the place, 
it is ^ooci. Others commend 
n D* coiticn of Cinoisfe' oil Roots : 

mi:c^ and v^ajlj ihe tneutbtf 

mthit.^xv: River i.^fs fakh^t 

the heft and only Remet 

"if ou may aSo^ it you pjeafe^ is, Sprit of Vitriol or Sulfb 

uic .'he I eaves too. A Be- 
coBion (f S-ivcry in Wine, is 
feiu to do it in two or three 
davs. If it be niahgnantj 
ItJcr cults Saxoniaj ufed Lixi- 
'Viptm cf Tartar y or Vitriol- 
Water , by which he con- 
quered them.y^e/firft waflies 
th;i part well^ then lays on 

(if there be no Inflamm; 
on,) which in thofe that \ 
grown, may be ufed alof 
Dip a little Cotton , boij 
to the end of a flick, in 
and give the Sore a Ijl 
touch; forfoafimple thi 
is cured in a moment. 




■i H 




Of a QVINSEr, 

A ^^u'tnfey is an Tnflam 
£\ matien of the Mulcles 
the yaws and Throat , 
ich hetng [welled^ do fiop 
I contraB the ftajjages of 
'athtng and Su/ailo'win^ : 
is Inriimniation polfelTcs 
h Tharjnx and Larynx: 
e Fharynx or Fatues^ is 
hinder and lower part 
^he Mouth, which can- 
be feen^unlefs the Mouth 
opened wide^ and the 
|r»gue held down, being 
beginning of the Mouth 
|:he Gullet, (and by ibme 
that Reafon is called the 
'oat;) Its iiibftance is 
iiy^ performing its at- 
tive motion by jtrait 

J and its expulfive by 
I as are Orbicular ^ it con- 
s two Bones, the Os Hy- 
and the Lambdoides: 
las alfo four Cartilages '^ 

fomewKat great, long, 

round, in the Belly of 

ps Hyoides^ and two lef- 

adjacenc to the Hprm 

thereof; as alfo, four pair 
if Mufcks. The Larynx is 
che head, or upper pa,ic of 
che Wind- pipe, fuuatq in 
the Neck, and that in the 
middle thereof, being, but 
one in Number^ that there 
might be but one Voice, of 
a roundifh Figure, that it 
might be hollow for the 
Voices lake, which is ftrait 
in Youth, whereby the 
Voice is ftirill, but largec 
in elder Perfons, whereby 
the Voice is bigger, and 
more grols, and contain;? 
feven pair of Mufcles^ five 
Grtjles : Feins from the la-^ 
ternal Jugular; Arteries from 
the larger branch of the C<j- 
rotides ^ or fleepy Arteries 
and Nerves, from the Re- 
current Branch of the.P^r 
Fagum^ which help on. the 
motion of the Mufcks\ as 
alfo Membranes contiguous 
with, and continued from 
the Membranes of the 

G 2 11, 


S A L M O N'S 


II; I thought it ahfolutely 
necejfary to give a [mall De- 
fcrlftion of the Varts^ which 
this Difeafe fojpjjes) for that 
their Anatomical Struelurc 
being tinderftood^ the Di- 
feafe is made (bmcthing the 
more intelligible to the 
Mind; wherein the danger 
of it lies, C which is always 
great) the extremity of the 
Torrnent, (almoft unex- 
preffibkj) and fome Light is 
added to the ways and 
means of Curing , which 
ought to be as fpeedy and 
hafty, as the DUeaie is dan- 
gerous and exquifitc. 

III. A QutTtfey is alfo faid 
to he t'ivo-fold^ viz. either 
Irm^ or Bayard: The True 
is when the Mufclcs^ aoi 
other parts of the Throat 
and JawSj are not ooiy in- 
flamed and fwelled in- 
wardly, but the outward 
parts of the Neck are fwel- 
led outwardly alfo, wliich 
is always accompanied with 
a Fever: The Baftard is on- 
ly an outward Swelling of 
theThroatj Tumifyii^and 
Inflamii^ the Mufcles there- 
of^ and parts adjacent there- 

to, but ever without a F 


IV; 'Almofi all Atttk 
faj^ That it is always caul 
of Blood -^ and fome 3 That 
is caufed of Blood mixt 'Wi 
other Humours ; Bat Expei 
ence has taught us. That 
is only a Flux of Humoi 
to the Parts, which fiini] 
tliem with their Paffagtl 
puts the Life into peri 
And this is eminently a 
parent in fuch as are openej 
or where they break, 
Matter flowing forth, dl 
monfirating that it is oi 
the produd of confludiil 
Humours of divers kind '^L 
raifed for the mod pa '^ 
from Cold taken, whi( ;,^ 
putting the laid Humours i t ' 
to a Fermentation and Flu '^ ' 
in a febritick habit of bod ^ ,, 
fend them up to the Throi ^ 
and parts thereabouts, efp 
cially if there be alfo a n u , 
tural weakxiels of tiiofe pai jj 
attending, "^ ""' 




Thyfuusns^ for the m 
begin this Cure Wi 

Blood-httmg 5 and if 
Blood-letting be reafcnahle ai 
necejfary to be dope^ it ottf 

Cap. XV. 

tdhe ^one here\ 

ftDugh by that operation 

yr(i cannot empty the Mat- 

:e congregated , yet ) by 

ii wing a pretty quantity of 

3 od away you will in Ibme 

nilure empty the laid 

>5:sof the fanguinous Hu- 

pir appendent thereto, 

probably take away the 

linent danger and peril of 

ij which in this Difeafe is 

lufual By this means 

bvulfion being made, the 

bx of Humours to the 

affeded , is in fome 

.fure ftopt. 

becaule , 

VII. But if the Tumor h 
not 'very great y or while tht 
Sick can yet indifferently fivaU 
lo-iify it is good to make other 
Evacuations *y and the Sick 
may now the better bear 
them, becaufe the great 
danger in this Difeafe pro- 
ceeds not lb much from the 
weaknefs of the Body^ ai 
the opprefSon and hurt of 
a fingular part. Now the 
Queftion is, Whether vhis 
Evacuation ought to be by 
Vomit, or by Stod^ or by 

1. For M in other Inflam- 

[ ^,ons^ Blood %s let^ not in 

f'' B of that Matter Tvbich 

^^jlready caufed an Apfieme 

'e farty hut for frefervati- 

fake ^ in reJpeB to the 

ter yet flowing^ and in- 

hg the Inflammation : 

16 here they prefcribe 

hotomy in the beginning, 

the Inflammation, con- 

lilly increafaig (before 

Remedies could be 

:)nably applied) by the 

inual afflux of Humors^ 

efent Suffocation fhould 



VIII. Somi are for Vomi^ 
ting ^ others are agalnfi it^ 
for that^ as they faj^ it draws 
the Humours fiill upwards to 
the Throas, To which we 
Anfwer^ That a Vomit on- 
ly draws the Humors into 
the Stomach , And does no- 
thing more than expel them 
by the Throat : Antl if the 
Humours from moft of the 
adjacent parts congregate in 
the Stomach, /*tisno mat- 
ter whether they be at- 
traded or lentj 'tis pofSble 
the Fauces^ and parts adja- 
cent to them, may ia fome 
maxxncr be emptied by this 
G I kind 


kind of revulHon or deriva- 
tion, (du'e 30a whether;} 

But this is CO ije c hfidercd 
that this kind of opera nor 
ought to he only in luch as 
eafiiy Vomit, and arj noc 
naturally averle to it, and 
while yet the Pal ages are l(^ 
wide^ as indifferently to Lc 
the Matter pais through. }l 
otherwife, you will caule a 
SulioCr tion inltead ofanE- 
vacuation^ and kill the Pa 
tient inilead of Curing. 

IX. A'^'Cng many otheys^ I 
're?9femher two J^tcial Examples 
cf Cures of a Quinfeji-^ 'whub 
I did by Vomaing. In the fir ft . 
it fo efedually evacuated 
the Matter, that the Inflam- 
mation abated in miediarelv, 
and the lumoi dilappcared 
and wholly went away 
without any orher operator.^ 
or intension otCu^e . In tht 
€ther ^ by reafon ot thi. 
jfl.aiivng of the parts^ ano 
violence of Vomiting^ th . 
Tumor ( being come ic 
ripencfs) b oke in the vei\ 
a<^ of Vonidng, and the 
Pat'ent had an immediate 
relief; the remaining pan 
of the Cure being done af- 
ter the manner of a common 


But E/uactitions j 
may much better Ji 

fafcr be performed'^ and thot h 

nany times Pu-ghig dis 
lot vvhollv do the Cure, it 
it for the mofl part ev^s 
the Peril, which is the pr 
-ipal marter in tliis Cu, 
ror that Nature it ielf wol 

erform the work alonq 
HitFocadon did not previ 

XI. In this cafe it ma 
dtmanded^ that if Vurgm 
n^c jjary^ What kmris of I 
o-es thole ^re v^jich ouo-lt tk 
ujed in this caje : 1 o wh'b 
I Anfwer; Such as -s 
'>rong ar.d violent^ th. i 
iufficRn. derivation ma 
nia. e downwaids: Fo 
you Purge J and it be) 
weaklv as not to deiive 
viaucr, you do nothi 
\ Oil are to remember 
' le danger ot Lite is i 
(tut, SLwd therefore tha! 
is neceliary , by violci 
and foice to draw back le 
peccant Matifeir 

XII. In order to this.k 
ExtraB (?/Colocynthis {nM 
With Water by long biyhimi\[ 


(lip. XV. 

J of moft note : You may l 

f/eit from five Grains to 

^^^elve or fifteen, in ftrong 

Indies: It Purges admi- 

M^i and carries off the 

^iiiorbifick Caufe to a won- 

'4.i\ Or this: Take of the 

^^\j;d ExtraB eight Grains^ Ex- 

^2^ ^f Aloef ( made with 

4aterJ or.e Scrufle 'y mix for 

^Dcfe Ir diverts excellent- 

, and derives the Blood- 

the lower parts. Or this; 

)ih of the ExtraB cf Aloes 

wijl'e Scruple^ of Colo cy nth is 

f^ii *rht Grains^ of Turtfethum 

f iinerale four Grains'^ mix 

ii\ r a Dofe. This ought to 

)i i given only to firong Bo- 

i) ies, but where it may be 

til iiven, or does prevail^ ic 

m oes wonders- 


k : XIII. Ifany^ouUOhjeSi, 

!'.'{ hat by reafon cf the Turbith 

i \4ineral y the Humors iVGuld 

t\ ow to the Throat the more, 

is \)here they already are too 

tl mchj and fo augment theDH 

■mafe; we anfvv^er. No. The 

. ' risknefs of the Catharticks 

-ould make its whole Ef- 

ids downwardSjWhile that, 

, y its melting Property, it 

■ iiffolves the near or con- 

, oin*d Caufe of the Difeafe^ 

p?actfcaipepCcfe sy 

and fo carry all off by ftobl 5 
But fuppofe ic fhould be 
othervi^ile, it would yet put 
the Sick out of peril ; for if 
its effeds were upwards, fo 
as to caufe a Flux , it muft 
needs open the mouths of 
the falivatick VelTcls, and 
fo take away the Diieafe 
that way, whicli is as ratio*, 
,nal as can be propofed. 

XIV. I care not greatly if 
I relatt a Hijiory cf this ktnd^ 
done by a Mountebank in thii 
City I A young Man having 
an exquifiteQiiin(ey,fent for- 
this Man ; who coming to 
view him, and looking up^ 
on his Throat , and not 
knowing or apprehending 
what his Difeafe was ; but 
miftaking in hisjudgmentj 
and thinking it to be thtfox, 
gave him a lufty Dofe of 
Turbith Mineral ^in a Dram of 
Mithridate : This (the Hu- 
mours being beforehand in 
Flux,and filling thofe parts)iii 
fifteen or fixteen hours rime, 
put him into a fevere Flux^ 
and in lefs than twenty four 
hours, put him out of the 
peril of Death ; for he {pit 
out the Caufe of the Difeafe, 
and fluxing twenty two or 
- G 4 tw^ty 




twenty three days_, was per- 
fedly cured without any 
more to do. Had he truly 
known the Difeafe, it n?-uft 
have been accounted a very 
bold and rafli attempt, and 
not, with lafety,, to be ad- 
ventured ; but as as it fell 
out, it proved very fortu- 
nate and fuccesful ; for 
though the Sick had a great 
deal of trouble and pain,yet 
lie did very well at laft. You 
Icnow whit the Proverb is, 
l^ere is no Carmn will kill a 

XV* Seeing t her ef ore ^t hat a 
^infey is a moft acute Difeafe^ 
^thatfometimes it takesawaja 
manin one day ^the great remedies 
are to be ufed with mighty care 
^md diligence. River ius advifes 
immediately to ietBloud^and 
that to twenty, twenty four, 
©r thirty Ounces , hue by 
degrees, on that fide moft 
iaf5i<^ed : Saxonia and Rol- 
pmm advifes , to have it 
don& under the congue.Zr^/- 
'limm in a defparate Quin- 
iie opens the Ji^ular Veins. 
In thefe things , you muft 
exercife your Realon. Some 
are for bleeding in the Leg 
ev lower parts', others for] 

the Arm, becaufe they 1^ 
it makes better Revulfu 
and caufes left weaknels. 

XV J. In giving inii^ard ly 
medies^you ought to let therm 
in the form of a Totion^not ti 
Pill or Bolus ^ becaule of t: 
difficulty of fwallowir< 
and if the Sick fhould be _ 
voked to vomiting, by vi 
fbn of the force, the ft raj 
^ed Paffage, and folid m| 
ter of the Medicine ^ 
might hazard ftrangling. 

XVII. If y OH bleed the 
tient^ ycu may purge him 
day following^ (mt_ waiii 
for the Cotton of Hut 
becarife the Difeafe admits\ 
no Truce'y) yea, if it be v( 
violent, you ought to pur 
even the fame day. Syi 
ham faith with gentk 
dicines^ (but it is like a gr^ 
many more of i hat Gem 
man's Miftakes ; ) I lay, 
muft be with Ihong, ail^ 
fuch as may divert powcj 
fully downwards; (for til 
Experience has taught x\\ 
and I have laved many Li\i : 
by it ; whereas had 1 irifif 
wii'h gentle Things, my fij 
Patients had been infallil 

Cap. XV. 

Id:.) To thefe Things you 
nfy add emollient and ca- 
-tlrtickClyfters^ which ve- 
?3much derive and pro- 
•r te the Cure. 

«| ^VIII. When the Afofteme 
f'g()me to rifenefs^ it 'would be 
"^'^'l.that Nature would break 
mlone 5 if not, to fave Life^ 
"^tiugbt to be cfened. Bar bet 
!;:i6s us of aQuinfey which he 
%ed by opening the Apo- 
ie,li.Tie: It was a Woman; 
^- Tonfils were fo fweliedj 

jl t flie could not iwallow 
iMiW, but threw whatever 
flijj took out at her Noftrils : 
i;!i let her Bloody ufed Ca- 
i/fdafms and Gargarifms ; 
nm the fourth day as he was 
;fehing the part with a 
r:^)be, law that the Abfcefs 
Us ripe: herefolved to treat 

.\)[- fomewhat roughly; with- 
^[i)i: giving her an}/ warning, 
,::3t brake it with the ianie 
,\f\)hQ y upon which^ when 
, J: was cured^ ilie laugh'd, 
o4i\ commended his Indu- 

;[i -XIX. If the Af oft €7716 he in 
irf\bopes offudden breaking, to 
]vl ^'e Life, ofening the Ibrcat 
|i|y be attmjted '^ w\iiQ\i is 

called Larjngotomy : It is fel- 
dom put in pra Aifc for fear 
of Dilgrace_, if the Patient 
iliould die loon after th^ 
Operation is ended. For if 
in a dangerous Quinfey 
where the Lungs are ob- 
fl:ru(5ted with Humors, or 
the Fleura is afRided^ or 
thofe Parts be any way in- 
flamed» in thefe cafes_, it is 
for the moft part done in 
vain, and only gives occail- 
on of Reproacli. 

XX. The Operation is thus 
performed: Put the Patient 
into a Cbair with his head 
leaning back^ as much as he 
well can; let a Servant,ftand- 
ing behind him^ take up the 
Skin on each fide of the 
forepart of the Neck ; then 
let the Artift cut the Skin 
length way s^ with the Muf- 
cles under it^ juft againll the 
A^pira Arteria, not far from 
the pit of the Throaty and 
with a broad Lancet let him 
make a Sedionj in the mid- 
dle Ipace^ between the third 
and fourth Cartilaginoua 
Ring, taking diligent care 
that the Cartilages them?- 
felves be not hurt : And ha- 
vio^made ajiole^ he mull 


90 S A L M O 

put in a Silver Pipe^ not 
over long, nor to touch the 
back part of the Wind-Pipe, 
for then it u^ould caufe con- 
tinual coughing. By this 
way the Breath goes and 
comes to the Lungs, 'till the 
Inflammation is either dif- 
perfedj or comes to Suppu- 
ration, and a paflage for 
breathing by the mouth be 
reftored^which ufually comes 
to pafs in three or four days. 
Then the Pipemay be taken 
away, and the Wound cured 
after the ordinary way, 
which will quickly be hea- 


XXI. When the Apofteme 
comes to Suppurationj, that 
it either breaks of its own 
accord, or is opened by In- 
ftrumcnt, you m.ufi: take care 
that the Corruption fall not 
upon the Lung*^ , nor into 
theStomacb/or fearof fome 
other Difeale ; but it mult 
carefully be caft up at the 
mouth ; and then a Garga- 
rifin of Hydromel, or Wine 
and Honey of Rofes, muil 
be ufed to cleanfe the parts. 

XXIL Galen, and his Se- 
Ufitors^ uje cold and afiringevt 


Gargarifms y in all fcm 
Quififeys^ contrary to the \ 
cffts of Hippocrates, : 
frefcrihes Gargarifms aB 
hot : The former caufes < 
tain and fpeedy (uffocat 
if the congregated Maji 
be from Phlv'gm Vv^hich; 
fufes Repercu (lives : / 
Humours extravalated, {ms 
king in the Fkfh , wl 
thick cannot flow ; tl 
fore they are to be 
Fluxile with hot Remeti 
If one taken witha Q^iin 
do fiaich WalUm) in 
beginning of the Difel 
gargle with Spirit of 'A 
all Inflammations will ofi 
in about three hours tin 


XXIII. There has bet i\ 
great noife made in the /f'ij 
about the life of a Sivallhi 
Nefiy hut the Virtue trul^ 
in the Dung ivhich jsfcum 
theNefi', And becauii^ 
Dung is full of nitrous .^ rj 
'tis poffible It may hav 
fpecilick Virtue againfl 
Difeafe; and though i 
iliarp, yet it is v/ithal 
cutient, and therefore r 
be proper where tlie Dif 
ariles from thick Phlen. 
The Tindure of it raape 




Jake 0^ our Antidote one Ounce^ 
Hens Dung, Turpentine, Saf- 
fron _, ana one Dram * mix 
rhem, and apjrJy it hot. Or 
this : Take a ruafted or haked 
7 time f I fit in halves ; moijfen 
It well with Bal am of Am- 
ber^ and apt) them on hotb 
/ides the jaws warm. But 
che old Remedy ^you know, 
is Album Gracum, dried, pou- 
deied, 2ind, mixed with Ho- 
ney ; to be applied as a Ca- 
tiplafni outwardly J anc^ to 
beimear the parts withal in- 

XXVII. Some affirm, that 
the Ajhes of an Owl^ burnt in 
an earthen Pot^ ) kemg blown 
into the Throat , are a Jfeafick 
again ft a Qu'.nfie, fofrning it 
to admiration, and breaking of 
iJid ofthe Hazle, orofthe it> Others commend, as a 
rberry wood, is excellent : ; great Secret^ this: Jake Ni- 

nrde with Wine, or Spirit 
otWine and Water , and 
s iargarifm made thereof 
©De ufed tour, five, or lix 
Ires a day liot. 

\ KXlV.Scultetus commends 
ib. highly in the beginning of 
It Quinfey whatfcever ; Take 
%ntan!i iVater three Ounces ; 

\p Wine Vinegar one Ounce 5 
ar two Drams 5 Saffron in 

\Ucr hair a Dram ; mix 

pften ufed 

a Gargarijm 


jKXV. Platerus commends 
Juice of Jree Ivy, fwal 
'ed jlowly from three Drams, 
'Mfalf an Ounce ; for tliat it 

tth digelis and repels. 

\mertus iaith , that the 

J^codion of the 


alio a Decodion of Al- 

' flowers and Leaves.with 

Ivs-Ears, fweetned with 

t)ney ot Rofesfor a Gar- 

|*ilm : An Infufion of Mu: 

Ird-feed in Wine, is alfo 

2 approved thing. 

XXVI. Outwardly Things 

ought to be applied to in- 

<i 'c the ripening j fuch as thjf \ 


tre half an Ounce ; Cream of 
Tartar one Ounce ; white Su- 
gar two Ounces ; make each 
into a fine Pcuder^ and mix 
them ; which put upon the 
Part, leifurely to difTolve 
there; or make a Garga- 
rifiii therewith , v/irh this 
following Wa ter : Take Juice 
of H'^ujleek one Voimd^ Sal Ar- 
mgnmk half an Ounce \ dif 

S A L M 

tar through brrnvn 



XXVIIL / commend this 
following^ as a thing I have 
had great Experience ef'. Take 
Wine half a Pint ; TlnBura 
Stomachic a a ffoonful ; mlx^ 
and give It for a draught. It 
diffipates the Inflammation^ 
and by its heat it difcuffes 
the Tumor at three or four 
times ufing, provided it be 
ufed at the beginning: If 
uled afterwards, it does 
goodj either difcuffing the 
fwelling orhaftning the ma- 
turation ; it is certainly one 
of the bell of Remedies in 
this kind ; but at firft , k 
feems tofet on fire the whole 
Mouth and Throaty after- 
wards it is more moderate. 

XXlX.y^wo^^ the number 
of the refi of the Things which 
I cannot enough commend, our 
SptrHus AntfMoUcm has place : 

O N 'S 

In Extremity , 

the P^' 
ought to be fmeared 
moiftened with it ("with 
Rag^ alone ; or you nvf 
mix a fpoonfal of it wi, 
three/our ^five J or fix fpoc. 
fills of Wine^^'^and gan 
with it often warm^wss.f 
or fix times a day. 



in beginning_>the ocily thif 
and truly the beft of Rerr 
dies^ iSj to take about 
ounce of our Sfiritm Cofn 
tlcus , in a Glafi of Sac, 
this given two or thi 
times, is indeed an adq 
rable Remedy ; for it 
only difcuffes or diffipa 
the Tumor , but it brir 
on a moft neceffary D 
phorefis, by which not or 
the afflux of new Matter 
prevented , but the Difej 
and aU its Relicks perfed 
ca(t off 



=iijp.xvi. Fiartfcal pi)i?fic!t> 




^7"Ou ought toconfider 
1 whether there be a 
^ deafnels^ or a diffi- 
jr of hearing only : If 
eafnefs be perfed , fo 
the Patient can hear no- 
g^ no not the very beat- 
fDrums^ nor the noife 
uns^or Cannon^the Tym- 
m, or Drum of the Ear^ 
be fuppofed to be bro- 
'; and therefore the Di- 
J to be incurable : In I 
I cafe you ought to at- 
pt nothing ; for you 
reap nothing but Dif- 
e: But if with much ga- 
I;, hollowing, or making 
jife^ the Patient can hear 
, there is hopes, and you 
' hopefully make a 

[. If Deafnefs is either 
t nded ^ or begun , with 
*c ij it is either through a 
kiP Vapour, or Matter, 
Inding the Part: In this 
ji., according' to the Rule 


of Hippocrates, Se6t. 4. Aph. \f 
^ ought to evacuate hj 
'vomit •• I^onr Difeafes ( as he 
faith in another place) are 
to he d't[charged hy the fart 
next to them 5 and to he drawn 
out hy that fart that has a paf- 
fagi nearefi to them. In Li- 
hro de Jff'eBihm, he advifes^, 
That if fain arifes in the Ears, 
to wajh in much hot water, 
and apply a fomentation to the 
Ears^ that the Phlegm may he 
attenuated^ and the fain eafed^ 
but if it ceale not yet^ an 
emetick Potion i> then beft 
to be uled. 

III. There are many kinds 
of Vomits prelcribed by 
PhyficianSj as the Vinuni 
Benediclum, Vinum Antimo- 
niak^Jqua Benedi^aRulandi^ 
and a great many more of 
that kind, which, without 
doubt , may be profitably 
given: But there is no Vo- 
mit, which I ever met with- 
al, has out-done^ nay^fcarce- 

94 S A L M 

ly equalled my Cathartkum 
Argtnteum , vvh'cb may be 
given from two Scruples to 
a Dram, in a little Poiiet- 
drink^or Ale ; cm* in pi ice' 
thereof, you may give from ! 

Vfour to fix Grains, of our Im 
f,etm MweraliSy in a liti.e 
Conferve or Syrup, takin'g; 
a large quantity of warm 
Broth after it. | 

IV. Now this is to be un- ' 
dcrftood when the feat of 
the Phlegm , and caule of 
the Pain is above ; but if it 
lies lower, or ^ omit tngdozs 
no good J cooling things 
maft be dropt in, and that 
adually cold, as Juke of 
Tlantane^ Fumitcry^ and the 
like ; and a Potion or Pills 
muft be given that purge 
downwards; Our Vintim 
' Cathartkum is here of excel- 
lent ufe, if you give a Poti- 
on ; but if the Sick loaths a 
Potion, and you dellre to 
lile Pills^ our Vilulx Mtrahtles^ 
are admirable, given f om 
twenty Grains to half a 
Dram : If any thing can be 
' laid to exceed them, it is 
the Vilula Lunans^ given to 
fix Grains; which I have 
ieveral times given with 


fuccefi, even in this c 
See th:i(c M-d^c n^s rj 
Tj-flaxO' Med, L^b.^, C.^j) 

6\ ^ 61, 

V. You ought alfo roc| 
fidcr, whet^vU' the P.^'.n 
Deafnefi piocecds f on 
hot or cold caufs, tho'! 
what proceeds only fr 
thofe fimple Intenipe uu 
feldom la'h Ion?,; yet 
ought to have iome re(| 
to them , b::c.mie hot 
dicines in a hot Tem| 
ment influence the Bod; 
cold Medicines in a c; 
Temperament chill it, ^4 
fomake the Difeafe w< 

VI. Though Opiates 
accounted ill in a Ueafn 
yet if the Pain attendii 
very acute or lliarp, tl 
will be a neceffity to 
penfe with the III , for 
Good that may enliie 
this is an Obiervation \aH 
thy of remarking , ,T| 
though Opiates are 
(if nor to caufe deafnefi,; 
to confirm or continue!! 
thole ill efieds feldom 
much longer than the i-: 
king of the Medicine l] 
have known Ibme Pati^«| 

who being a little 



df afore- hand, upon libe- 
■^V taking of Opiates^ have 
. their deafnefi feemingly 
^y much augmented, yet 
i:>n the giving over the 
if of the iame^ have had 
hir Hearing return agaii; 
D latisf i(^ion , and that 
1 the advantage of grea- 
■ acutenefs ; whereby it 
ears that Op/ates do no 
|ntial injury to the Or- 
is of Hearing. 

ril. If any Matter runs 

|n the Ear^ looking like 

Matter of an Ulcer, you 

be cautious how you 

jRepellers, le(t the Mat- 

i ftrikes inward ^ or be 

[en to the Brain; (there- 

pndangering an Apople- 

|or part of the Matter 

ried and hardened in the 

tyofthe Ear, whereby 

only greater Dangers 

, enfue, but at leaft the 

|.rd of an incurable Deaf 

And the fame ching is 

underftood in a critical 

'^nation, or where the 

' ^er is thick and tough, 

.here be an Apofteme 

VIII. If the Pain and 

Deafnefs proceeds fi'om a 
cold Caufe, you may inje(5b 
Juice of Onions into the 
Ear, or Goats or Sheeps 
Urine. Or this; Take Juice 
of Onions three Onnces^ Sprit: 
of Wine o?2e Ounce '^ mix them^^ 
and drop k inro the Ear, or 
injcd it with a Syringe. Or 
chis: lake Boys Urine new- 
made two Ounces.^ Sprit of 
Wine on: Ounce , in which 
(tx Grains ofCamfhire is dijfol- 
'vcd; mix ^ and injed it* 
Thefe are excellent Medi- 
cines in a cold Caufe, and 
feldom fail, at lead of giving 

IX. But if a hot Caufe 
be prefent, though things 
abfblutely cold may bo 
given, yet hot things mull 
pofitively be forborn ; and ' 
things of an equal tempera- 
ture are to be adminiflred^ 
fuch as thefe following : Take 
choice Canary four Ounces j 
Sfirit of Wine one Ounce ^ 
Nitre in Touder two Drams; 
mix, and drop it into the 
Ear. Or this : Take Juice 
of Plant ane two Ounces \Juice. 
ofVurflant one Qunc^ ; Juice 



of Lett 1 fee half an Ounce ; Spi- 
rit ofWme an Ounce and half \ 
fnlx them. Or this: lake 
Juice of Cucumbers two Oun- 
ces ; Sprit of Wine one Ounce \ 
mix them^ to bc dropt into 
the Ear. 


X. If with the Deafnefs 
and Pain, there leems to be 
an ^'^o^txwzXAQn^Fa'ventinm 
his Cataplafm of roajled or 
baked Onions^ are ufual to be 
apph'ed. Or you may ap- 
ply this : Take Fulp ofreafed 
Onions ^ Mithridate ^ ana an 
Ounce 5 Saffron in Powder one 
Scruple y Spirit of Wine Gut. 
Thirty 5 mix^ and apply it hot 
to the Ear. If it proceeds 
from a cold caufe ^ it will 
warm and comfort the part, 
and haften the Maturation 
of the Apoileme^ if any be: 
If it proceeds from a hot 
Caufe, it will open the pores 
of the parts adjacent, and 
caufe a difcuffion of the Pain, 
and thin Matter offending. 
Or you may apply this: 
Talk Pulp of roafied or baked 
Onions two Ounces • our An- 
tidote half An Ounce ; Fowers 
of Amber ftrtj drops j mix^ 
suj^ apply it; 

XI. In a Deafnefs, accc h 
panied with vehement V\ 
lb as the Patient can t e 
no reft, it is good to c:y 
off the Matter with prc;r 
Medicines. I com mo y 
give in this cafe fbme D.^sj 
of my Family-Tills : Bu; 
the Pain be extream indi 
then two or three Dole 
my FtluliS Mirabiles^ an 
cording as occafion requj 
repeat the Dole h\Q o\ 
times , for they infe 
melt and diffolve the \\ 

Iter caufing the Pain, J 
make it fluid and movall 
and then carry it oi 
ftool : But withal Tof 
ought to be applied ij 
meanleafon^ todifpol^ 
Matter in Ibme meafui 
a Cure; fuch as this: 
Mithridate^ or our Anti\ 
one Ounce ; Balfam of 
phur half a Dram ; mix^ 
apply it. 

XII. Ifthe Ear once 
you muft promote the 
nifig of it, which ma;| 
done with Externals, 
this manner: Take 
Antidote one Ounce ; Bi 
de Qkili tw9 Drams \ 

c ap. X vr, practical Pfipficft. 91 

B '{amum Arthrmcum one ^ came to feven Grains : This 

^ brought upon the Patient a 



Lim ; mtx, and afpljf ^ 

u may alfo injed this in- 

t, which very much pro- 

tes the Hearing: Take 

Turpentine I ^If 



fnce'yXelk of one Egg:, grind 
w together in a Brajs Mor- 
i ^ery well ; then add new 
m^ ^7 ^'g^^ C)//;^cf; ; 5f/>/V of 
^p n two Ounces'^ mix for an 
\^ 'Bion. In the mean fea- 
'll . let the Tick be well pur- 
(• I with our Vinum Cathar- 
• r m, at leaft five or fix 
. fes ; I have found it to be 
p. pecifick in thiscafe^ and 
^'^ js that which an hundred 
. ping greater Medicmes 
11 I not touch or come 


^'^^ IlIIL I remember I had 
^' 36 a Patient, who had a 
' kfiiels, accompanied with 
' Vehement Pain, that or- 
"" ^ ary Remedies, whether 
' """ >ards, or Topicks would 
no good ; and all Eva 
tions by internal meansj 
^!!5I^^^ augmented the Pain 5 
vas at length forced to 
sa Dole of my Volatile 
idanum ; the %k began 
;h three Grates, and in- 
afedj it gradually 'till it 



large Diafhcrefis, upon which 
they had ibme eafe in a day 
or two's timCj and in five or 
Cw days perfed eaie ; but 
the Deafnefs feemed to be 
greater : The Ear was wa- 
lked with Spirit of Wine 
twice a day ; and in about 
a Weeks time after the gi- 
ving over the Opiate, the 
Hearing perfectly returned, 
which had been in a man- 
ner loft for feven or eight 
Months before. After all, 
I purged the Patient with 
two or three Dofes of Fa- 
mil) 'Tills, 

XlVi I had a Patient , a 
Woman about fifty years of 
Age, who had been very 
deaf for above a year, and 
at times very much afflided 
with Pains in her Ears : I 
cured her in about i\x Weeks 
time,by continually droping 
into her Ears, four or hv^ 
times a day,our Gutta Vita i 
and Ibmetimes like wife gi- 
ving her about fifty or fixty 
drops of it inwardly, in a 
GlafsofWine, at night go- 
ing to bed* 



S A L M O N'S 

XV. If an Inflammation 
be prefent, it may be aba- 
ted by putting into the Ear 
Vinegar , mixt or ground 
with Oil: And though VI- 
re^ar alone would put the 
*Part ( efpecially nervous 
Parts) to pain, by its Acri- 
mony ;, yet iDixt or ground 
with Oil 3 and in a fmall 
quantity, it becomes harm- 
lefs, and eafes the Pain, al- 
laying the heat and fierce- 
nefs of the bilious Mumor. 

XVI. An ancient Gende- 
woman, having a noiieand 
ringing in her Ears, and 
fometimes a little pain, was 
cured by dropping into 
them once or twice a day, 
our Ac^ua Bez/fartica ^ and 
flopping them with Cot- 
ton dipt in the fame ; it dif- 
fipated the flatulent Mat- 
ter offending, and comfor- 
ted the weakned Nerves, 

XVII. Where Deafnefs 
is joined with vehement 
pain, and no Internals nor 
Topicks have yet been able 
to do good, there is a necef- 
fity to apply Vificatories ; 
fot by this means a great 


quantity of the acid Hum '^ 
caufing the Pain , and c i- 
gulating the approxime 
Juices, inducing the D« 
nefs, will be taken in a gr! 
Mieafureaway; and tha' 
done many times with ci 
Blifter, which forty Pur| 
and Vomits would not 
well acco'.ii^;iil}i; the S 
cefs of which, Chavlng oi 
tried this means,) I 
not but commend to 
Confideration of Artifts. 



XVIII. Whatever M( 
cines you put into the 1 
be fure they be warm, ( 
left fome great occafion 
quire the contrary J but 
very hot ; becaufe the 
tural temperature of the 
is cold and dry : And be; 
you put no new Medi 
in, 'till they are cleat 
from the filth of theforn 
The Sick ought to lie on 
contrary fide ; and the 
dicament put in, ought 
to exceed tour or five d 
at a time. The lels'unu 
ous the Medicament h i 
much the better; for wsn 
it is go^n into the L, 
rinth ot tfee Ear, it ccj 
not eafily out again: Th' 
' r»rq 


Ciap. XVII. 

Piacticai pf)pficfe. 

■ n)re fubtil and fpirituous , 
a! much to be preferred in 
tU cafe, becaufa they do 
rlir Work, and then go a- 

. wy in Vapor. 

XIX.Dropping in Things 
10 the Ears may do , but 
jinging is much better, 
) )vided it be done with a 
ilnftrument , and a skil- 
1 Hand : You ought not 
I fyringe violendy, but lei- 
lely ; left by fuch a vio 
(,ce, the Tympanum fnould 
i broke , which would 
: ife an incurable Deaf- 
iS. Moreover, you ought 
(be Very careful how you 
i)ly Topicks, *till Univer- 
■]i are premifed , though 
1 ; afiiux of the evil Humors 
: lirli abated. 

XX. The paffage of the 
ir being very fenfible, you 
^^^lift be careful that you 
i^^'^J not fharp Things; yet 
M illaus boldly attempted 
■^^f 5 ufe of Unguent tim e^- 
Isfi' kiaeum'^ and he faith,that 
leot brcwith he cured a fore 
'M\ rthat ran with purulent 
the I fatter for the fpace of 
ifS,ht years. And ?etrm 

hanms Fakrid^ith^ That 


ISIitre diJlohed in Jlrong Vins^ 
gar^ and often dropped into 
the Ears, quickly cures any 
ringing or noiie in them. 

XXI. Galen ^idYiihs Opium 
dilTolved to be put into the 
Ear ; and Paulm diffolves it 
in Milk for that purpofe: 
But thcfc may be dangerous.^ 
I? an Opiate be required, 
there is nothing better of 
that kind, than our Guttle 
Vita J or Spirit m Amdjrms^ 
for by rcafon of 'the heat of 
the Spirit, and other Things 
joined with the Opium^ the 
Opiatt can do no hurt ; 
whereas othcrwife it might 
ftupifie, and much encreafe 
the Deafnefs, and may de- 
iiroy the Indruments of 
Hearing. However, Opiates 
of any kind muil be given, 
if the Sick be in danger of 
death by the Pain ; becaufe 
the faving of the Life of a 
Patient , is much greater 
than the Hurt,i]iould it be a 
total and perpetual Deaf-/ 

XXII. If'tis certain there 
is an Apoiteme,iiu£hors lay. 
You may ulejuice of Crow- 
foot, 'tis much commended ; 

H z bu^ 

loo S A L M 

but 'tis Icarcely lafe^ becaule 
Ws very hot snd corrofive. 
If the Bone that is covered 
wjth the thin Membrane^ 
be comes carious after fuch 
Si:ppuration^ you muft often 
drop into the Ear Sfim of, 
Wine mixt with Honey of 
Rofes, Marcellm faith^That 
Co'ws Milk two Ounces mixt 
with Honey one Ounce^ being 
dropt into the Ear^ and the 
Ear ftopt prefently with 
Wool or Cotton^ will won- 
derfully heal the Ulcer, 
yea^ though it were cance- 

XXIII. Crate's Medicine 
for a Noife and Tingling of 
the Ears: Take bitter Al- 
wonds blanched an Ounce ; 
White Hellebore y Caftorcun?^ 
ana two Drams j Cofius one 
Dram and half \ 'Rue two 
Scrufles ^ Euphorbium half a 
Dramh boil all in afufficient 
quantity of Water for an hour^ 
ouer a gentle Fire \ then firain^ 
and drof of it warm into the 
Ear three or four times a 

"KXW.Sennertus advifes to 
this: Take Ox-Gall ^ Goats 

ON'S LiUjt 

Gall J yuice of Onions ^xti* 
four Ounces ; Vinegar 7m^ ir. 
Ounces \ mix ^ and fut j^ 
over a Chafing-dijli ofg$oa 
Coals y and let the botling I 
be taken up the Ear^ thr 
a Funnel, 

XXV. ADeafnefswJi 
had been of many years i 
tinuance^ I cured witH 
Powers of Annifeedss dij 
ping them into the Eari ll 
piirg'd the Patient four ti| 
with my Filula Mirab 
and drew fe'ueral Bli/i 
both behind the Ears, 
on other Places adja U 
thereto. lot 

XXVI. A poor Man iofij 
lofl his Hearing , fas 1 li 
thought by the Pox J fa h\ 
into an Empericks hand ikl 
cured him by fluxing fc 
with the following M Ui 
cine; Take Turbith Mif jj^a 
eight Grains 'f Mithridati bee 
Dram i mix for a Dofe* ; 
raifed an effedual F 
which continued twetjf 
four Days ? after which n« ; 
Patient heard as well as (er i 
he did in all his life. S(ie 
may wonder at the Suctji 
becaufe that feme H 


:ip. xviL 

ig)?actteai i^ljpficfe. 


^hlly loft their Hea- 
r.j or had it mightily de- 
fied by this kind of Ope- 
,t )n. But this is not to be 
c dred at^ fincc that in 
.i,s Bodies fuch Sulphurs 
ilmd, as are not only able 
xthe Mercury^ but alfo 
ondenfe or coagulate it, 
l:h mixt with the Hu- 

mors fas it will be J if much 
of it be ufed J coagulates or 
thickens all the morbifick 
Matter contained in the 
part, whereby the Organs 
or Paflages are more firmly 
obftrudred than before, and 
a perpetual Deafnefi (iic- 


5 4 \ ^^^^ IS a Swelling 
lJl of the Glandules, 
therin the Throat, A.rm- 
■M or Groin; and they 
^ fas ^eed errher ( r. ) fimply 
•oxjtt ^ the afflux of Humours 
jjliam ed by Cold, or fome o- 
ijxing 'Matter; (z,) Or are 
^ \ iplicate with Poy fon and 
■^l il lom, as in the Plague or 
^ifSfcnce , and French Di- 
iD ' 


J t I If it be a/wp/e Bnho 
^^^ i indeed let it arife from 
^fy [lit Gaufe foever, whether 
\<le or comfUcate, ( if there 
jjjij imy hope of its breaking) 
muft wholly defift from 

Purging and Vomiting , for 
thofe Operations deftroy the 
End of the Buho^ fince Na- 
ture thruftsout the offending 
Matter by thole Emun(5to- 
ries, and the nature of Vo- 
miting and Purging is to 
draw from the Circumfe- 
rence to the Centre, where- 
by the Bubo is hind red fr-om 
rifing, and coming to its 
perfedion: In all thefe Ca- 
fes Natures End in thrufting 
forth the Bubo ought to hz 
promoted, which is beft 
done by a fudorifick means, 
inwardly given, and ftrong 
Attra6livesand SuppuratiTcs 
mixed outwardly, 



S A.L M O N/S 


III. In order to this end 
you may give fome few Gr. 
of our Laudanum Vdatlley 
or our Gutta Vit^ ; or if for ' 
fome particular Realonis Ou- 
ates are not to be givehj the 
Diafborefs is to be -promoted 
with Antimcnium Diafhcreti- 
cum J or Bezoar Miner ale ; or 
with Ibme more powerful 
Medicine^ as is Mercurius 
Sudorificusy or our, Angel m 
MintYdiSy or Angdkk Vills'^' 
or you may compoundJbrne- 
thing after this manner: 
Take ef cur N^tv London 
Treacle tii^elveGrit^nSy BezoaP 
M'mera 'is .jhum.&tt'ms 5 .mix . 
fer a Dofi, Ot this:. Take 
if our. Antidote one' Scruple '^^ 
Antimdnium • ' Diapbors*icum\ 
twenty five Gr'cms.'^ mix for 
a Dofe, giv^iiig often 1 one 
Ounce of oilr " Aiqiiz Be- 
z,oa/tica. The Pa;t*ient is to 
be covered down warm in 
his naked Bed _,- and he 
ought to S\^eat, as long as 
he can well endure it, or 
'till Faintnefs I after which 
let him cool gradually, or 
by degrees. Whw i; Opiates 
are wholly ufelefs^ give this: 
Take BeZjcarticum Minerale 
tne Scrtifle^ Jnice of Alkermes 

enaugh to mix it into ^.kx 
Bolus for a Dole. 

, IV". In the mean Sel 
Topical Remedies ara 
^o be omitted, fuch as^ 
T'dkz.^Pulp of roafted Oil) 
Mithridate j Turpentine^ 
^oap.foft flens Dunfr^ ofi 
'hatf'i:n Ounce ; Oyl 9f Ai\ 
two Drams ^ Salt groum 
one Dfam\mixfor a CatapX 
O? tl-YS; Take Pulp of refi 
'Garlicky "Balfam of Suh 
Turpentine^ Tolks of 
fidgec7is Dun^^ ana bai 
Ounce ; Oyl of Anntjeed-i 
Drams ; mix for a Catafi 
Or this: Take Pulp efii 
Roots baked^ Balfam of\ 
pmry [oft Soap J Pepper 
Powdery Turpentine^ ani 
an Ounce ; joft Soot fix 
' Oyl of Scorpions two Dr 
Oyl of Juniper-berries i 
Dram ; ?nix for a Catapl\ 
Thels arc to be applie( 
renivved every twelve h5 

V. The general Ru k 
That if the Buho is not k( 
to be diiperft, then to 
mote the Suppuration;) 
if it be Venomous, ch! 
Peftilential, you oughcc 
uie all your endeavour w 

fr)ap. XVII 

i^'*'*^.w it out; for that, if it 

:ald revert, and the Poi- 

: ftrike inwards, the Pa- 

3'^ k\t would be almoft infal- 

^j?^ ^y loft : And in other Bu- 

'.•^^^35|:^ not Venomous, if they 

•not brought out, it has 

.i;n obferved that after a 

H/le time^ it happens that 
^>''Miew Bttho riles, either in 
•:^'jiaii fame, or fome other 

riCsttf t, 

;0«|i^I. In a Venereal Buho^ 
'J of i ere there is no danger of 
iii2 wh,yoa ought to obferve 
res motions ; for if (he 
ufts forth the Buho power- 
you ought to promote 
Suppuration ; but if it 
es forth weakly, or looks 
: as if it would break, 'tis 
Iible it may be carried 
fvdflif another way, more ad- 
■mt itageous to the Patient. 

ippliei^II. Moreover, in the 
,eiyel fgue it felt, where Ibme- 

Paacti'cal P&^ficfe* 103 

Tumors, for that Nature in 
Ibme ■ ngth of time can beft 
digeft tixcm, whereas on the 
contrary, the hazard of an 
\ Incurable Ulcer may be run 
by unlealbnable and violent 
opening of it; but thefe 
things ought to be confidered 
with greatjudgment andPru- 
dence, as the nature of the 
thing requires j for 'tis the 
poor Patient that muft pay 
for all, who, if the Phyfici- 
an miftakes,pays no lels than 
his Life. 

VIIL I cannot but con- 
fefs my diflent from the 
Learned Syhim is k Boe , 
where he (aith. That Pelti- 
lential Buhees fhould, if pof 
fible, be difcuifed, other wife 
be brought to Ripening and 
Suppuration: We fay, on 
the contrary, that if poffible 
they ought to be maturated 
or broken, and only left to 
Nature, or be difcuffed , 
les Buboes will yield to no ' when there is not Matter 
al Ri limedies, they muft at laft | enough to promote the Sup- 
:^leftto Nature, elpecially I puration. Maturation is 

ithey create the Patient 
i le or no trouble in walk- 
i J, nor much pain, nor en- 
c nger Life. In this cafe it is 
r t neceffary to open thofe 

much more fafe in a Pefti- 
ience than difcuffion, and 
indeed in all other caies, it 
is much better; however. 
Violence is not to be done, 


^galnft the general tenden- 
cy of the morbifick Matter. 


or Incifion- knife, is to 

IX. The Cure (faith he} 
is to be performed by the 
fame Medicines, wherewith 
the Swellings of the Con- 
globated Glandules are ufu- 
ally cured^ and always with 
refpec^ to the Peftilential 
Poifon, for which caufe 
fake treacle^ Mithridate^ and 
fuch like^ which are good 
for It, ought ever to be ad- 
ded to other things ; To this 
purpofe Diftilled Oil of 
Harts-horn, Ox-horns , Rams- 
horns, and Goats-horns^ and 
other things which have a 
Volatile Oily Salt, may be 
raixt with common Medi- 
cines. It is obfervedj That 
ZJnguentum Martiatum, mlxt 
-with Venice Treacle^ is ex- 
cellent to difcufsor dilperfe, 
but that Diachylum cum Gum- 
mi , promotes Suppuration. 
And unlets the violence of 
the pain be urgent ^ you 
ought not to promote Sca- 
rification of the Bubo, As 
foon as the Bubo is Suppu- 
rated, the opening muft be 
haftened, either with a Pen- 
knife^ or ibme breaking Me- 
dicine; but the Pen-knife, 


X. After the Buho is I iine( 
pened, ^PP^Y ^^Ifamam Si r to 
phur^ Terehinthin<ztum , .\ ill 
Anifatum^ with Unq;uent\ J(# 
Bafilicon^ or our Balfam \i&^ 
Amicum , and Andromati \i 
Treacle*^ for by this mft W 
the Ulcer will he quid f^ 
cleanled, and the more W 
curely and happily heak 
more efpecially if you i IK 
ply a little Diapomfholh »'' 
or fome fuch like, to haflftin" 
the Cicatrice, 



^ XL The aforefaid Syk 
difallows of Biiifering, Ctl 
he allows of Cupping a h 
ScarrifyingJ from whi 
he faith, he could never 
prehend what good co»w 
be expeded : On the a 
trary the Skilful Barbet, 
the firft clapt on Cupoi 
Peffilential Bubo ) a Vefitkk 
tory , akho'.:gh the Tun 
be of no confiderable b 
nefs, neglecting Cuppir 
glaffes which he theref(£ 
rejeded^ becaufe they caf 
much pain J and increafe 
Fever, draw out thegd 
Humors as well as the b 




:h). XVII. Practical Plipficfe. 


Ointment ^ to 'which add the 
Gums afore prepared^ with the 
Arjenical Vender ^ and Oil of 
Amber ^ which mix ivell hy 
much [birring J then make it up 
into Rolls ^ and keep it in 
Bladders anointed with Oil of 
mie certainly is fuch in Scorpions^ for ufe. This dif- 

icalter the whole Blood 
ioj: Within feven or 
gi: hours, or fo long time 
i neceflary for the Bli- 
;i to rife well^ it is cut^ 
[cEmpIafirum Magneticum 
rpicale is applied,_whofe 

i:.:afe, that a more noble 
leicine is not known^ as 

" >,« appear to any one that 

I'moF; : ufe it. 

ilfta [ 

fers nothing in the number 
of Ingredients from that of 
Angelus Salas^ fave only he 
I adds to the Compofition^ 
waflied Earth of Vitriol one 

ilyouIII. The making of the i Ounce: That of Hofma-t's 
^k ^ical Magnet we have | is thus made. Take Am- 
jtolij ht in our Fharmacop^ia ^ moniacum^ Galbamtm ^ Saga- 
iinenf Lik 4. Cap. 11. penum^Sina, three Ounces^ Wdx^ 

Turpentine , ana two Ounces 
and a half^ Arfenical Magnet 
one Ounce and a half^ Roots 
of Aron half an Ounce ; dif~ 
fol've in difi died Vinegar^ heyl^ 
and make an Emplafter, This 
latter may be ufed to Ru- 
fticks and ftrong People ^ 
but for the more delicate 
and tender ^ the former is 
the better. 

^4. to which 1 ftall 
i\\lfk you. But the Magnet 
riiig.[ ^&r of Hartman , which 
mi I that which Barhet ufedj 
mwl this following: Take 
ne^el^ Serapinum ^ Galhanum^ 
lod (§fnoniacum^ ana three Oun- 
diffolnje in Vinegar of 
iUs q', /. exprefs through a 
nn Cloth ^ and hy hoy ling ^ 
' m them : Then take Wax^ 
Turpentine, zngt four Oun- 
fonder of the Arfenical 
?t three Ounces^ Oyl of 

XIII. Barhet r^kh. That 

he has experienced thefe 

er two Ounces-^ mix the) good Qualities in the faid 

m and Turpentine with a 
Vh heat ^ remove it from 
\Fire^ and fiir it weU^ to 
fg ii tj the confifiency of an 

magnetick Emphder , that 
if it be applied to a hard 
Skin, it produces not the 
leaft Efchar^ and in the mean 



S A L M O N'S 


time draws out the malig- 
nant Humours, fo egregi- 
ouflyj that a Buho^ as big as 
a large Wallnut/ is fome- 
times taken away in four or 
five Days times: But be- 
caule this does not always 
fucceed fo quickly, a Vefi- 
catory is firlt to he appiiedj 
that the Humors may the 
Icioner be evacuated; and 
becaufe that in robuit Bo- 
dies it will produce no Ef- 
char, a Blifter ought there 
to be ufed, that not only the 
Cuticula J but lb me part of 
the Skin alfo may be corro- 
ded firll. But in Children, 
Ladies J and thin Skinn'd 
People, it will make an Ef- 
char, or raife a Scab of it 
felfj without any Bliftering 
afore-hand; This Scab is 
the true Seat of the Extra- 
ded Poyfon^ wherefore it 
is found pretty thick^ and 
the . Skin only Superficially 
corroded ; Which is a thing 
worthy to be confidered, 
and may poflibly be the 
reafon why it is Iboner fepa- 
rated than any ocher Scabs 
railed by Art ; for in thirty^ 
or thirty fix Hours it has 
fallen off by the help only 
of a Spatula J without any 

precedent Scarification*^ 
may be ufed without 
or with but a very litde \\ 
if to the Anti-peftilei 
Flatter you add a little 'Ml\^ 
licon^ or Treackt \ \ ^f 

i w 

XIV. This Ointment m 
lowing excellently prom W 
the falling off of the E£i ifl), 
Take Honey ^ Goofe-gn tte 
Turpentine, Gum Elemi, ti 
ont Ounce; Soot fix Dn sta 
Tolks of t7vo Eggs, Mithri ii 
four Dr ami ^ Ojl of Scor^ itt 
enough to make an Ointik i)il^ 
If when the Scab is f^ i \\ 
the Tumor fee not eno 
abated^ you may raile 2 
Gond_, yea, a third with W 
laid Magnetical Arlen tt 
Ernplaiter', and then p 
ceed as before. LaftlyJ - 
up the Ulcer with Emfk h\ 
de miniopv Ibme other h U 
ing and drying Plafter ; ^i 
make not too much haft< Sjici 
heal it, left the poiforff 
Humor, not yet wholb:- 
vacuated,fhould caufe eittr 
a new Difeafe, or Death 

XV. Buboes arifing fm 
a Venereal Caufe, have e 
Pocky virulency affe(5tg 
the Spermatick Velle, 


ihb/xviL p?artical PopficR* 107 

its green Colour^ or Bhck- 
nefsj or Infl3mmatton_, iiich 
as come from aduft Blood 
turn'd black, or Mekncho- 
ty:» joyned with malignan- 
cy and putrefaction^ or vi- 
rulent Choler, there will 
be danger oF a Gangrene 
and Mortification : la this 
cafe you muil: defend the 
places round about with Re- 
percuifives and Repellers^ 
but not the Bubo it felf. 

XVIII. In a Buho, whe- 
ther from T I ague or P<>;c, be- 
ware of Bleeding, it is one 
of the moft pernicious 
things can be done, for it 
hinders the rifing of the Tu- 
mor, and in the Tlague ha- 
llens Death •, in the Pox, it 
dilTeminates the Malignity 
and Poyfbn through the 
ihftanding all that' Barhet j whole Mafs of Blood and 
lalter s^againil it^ but if there | Humours with a Vengeance. 

Irher the Frap'arantia, or 
>e/entia, through which 
le malignity rifes, and in- 
lutes it felf partly through 
le whole Mafs of Blood, 
K partly into the parts ad- 
'ving, and (b into the 
lindules themfelves infe- 
•t ng them. If the Bubo 
5 ery, and like an Eryfipn- 
i-m there is a ^Choierick 
^ :fe s if like an Oedema 
i Tumor, it is con joyned 
Phlegms if from 
^'5fA Acrimony /rom Blood, 
Oi« ilood mixt with Phlegm, 
M\ tied with a malign Spi 
10: ea 

wJCVI. If there be no hopes 
^At bringing the Tumor to 
tlicn 'puratinn, after due Pur 
ilv, gy you may apply Emfl 
ifiii ^anis €um Mcr curio ^ not- 


j^\ii ^opes of Maturation, it 
poij jl be then Imprudence, 
^\^ I -that it will caufe the Ye- 
^ul'jj in to revert inwards, to 
DelJ: great danger of the Pa- 
nt, as both Reafon and 
^jjglperience teach. 

I XVII. If the Bubo be 
^, fxedtobeMalignantjfrom 

Eftfhan* Ferdinandiis , Hift. 
17. faith , That he knew 
feme who jnft upon the ap- 
pearing of the Bubo, by let- 
ting of Blood and* Purging, 
have fallen into a ftubborn 
Pox, if not incurable. 

XIX. If they are caufed 
from thick, tough, and cold 


Humours, they are ripened 
with a great deal of difficul- 
ty, and require a long time 
of Cure, for Nature not be- 
ing ftrong enough to drive 
theMatter quickly outwards, 
it lies between the Teritona- 
ttm and the Mufcles, whence 
it perpetually fends Vapours 
to the Liver, and fometimes 
cauies large Sinm\ and ma- 
ny other Symptoms, where- 
by the Mais of Blood is nii- 
ferably Infeded^and fo fends 
its Polutions to the outward 
parts of the Flelli and Skin. 



Buho did fcarcely ap 
outwardly, the Groin ( 
was hard , with very 1 
paini for the violence 
the pain in the Hip hac 
it were, drowned it.* Imoi 
length the B;/^^ was brol hdHi 
by help of a Cauftick, 
of which , in fix or fe Isfl 
days time, there ran ah .fci 
ten pounds weight of \ 
ter, after which, with gftj0 
difficulty, he was cured, 

XX. kildant^. Cent- ^. 
Oh[, 6)-, gives a ftrange re- 
lation of- a Buho, A cer- 
tain Perfbn ( faith he ) had 
a Buho in his right Groin, 
who deferred opening of it, 
'till the malignant Matter 
fell upon the fourth and 
biggeit Nerve of all that 
moves the Hip \ upon which 
there was violent and con- 
ftant pain in the Hip, at- 
tended with Convulfions, a 
continuad Feaver, &c, after 
which followed a Pining, 
Leannefs, and great Weak- 
neis. Many things, both 
inward and outward, were 
tryedj but in vainj for the 

XXT. This following 
been applied with SuoBdkI 
to draw out the Poif iM 
Take Diachylon Comfoft iifel 
one Ounce and a half^ Mi 
date-^ roajied Garlicky ro, 
Onions^ ana two Ounces^ 
three Ounces^ Galbanum 
Ammoniacum firained ^ 
'ven^ Mufiard-feed^ of 
an Ounccy Falm Oil, Oi 
Amber 3 ana half an O 
mix, and make a Cata^ 
In a cold Bubo for Sup- 
ration this: Take LinJ^l- 
meal two Poundy old Ci[t 
one found, Jelly of Hogs In 
q. s. mix^ boil them toget ^ 
and make a Flafier, 


:bp. xvn. --19?acticaipi)i?ficfe* 109 

Scabs,, Serpigines^ Herpes , 
XIL If there be any Cancerous Ulcers, affedion 
01 of Suppuration ^ 'tis j of the Perioftion , rotten- 
jninly belt to induce it nefs of the Bones^ and an 
i 1 all means that may be, hundred other affrightful 
fnore grievous Symptoms I Symptoms. 
V Difeafes fpring up i *tis 

>rively againft the Prin-. XXIIL Guilielmm Fahri- 
pjsof Art to diffolve itj ! am. Cent. 6. Ohf. 68. faith, 
tNature has diipofed the | That he had often found 
ijter from the Blood and j the benefit of a Veficatory 
'^J^fi! ir, and whole Body^ to | of Cantharides/ in a Pefti- 
^Qirei e parts to be caft forth, I lential Buh^ for it draws 

all, n 

Te the malignity and vi 

)wii]int Matter runs out, 

k ch otherwife being de- 

12 Pd bd within by difcuffion, 

Cmj iepellers, the Matter re- 

'Jis to the more noble 

s, infeds again the 

mil,} )le Mais of Blood and 

nours; ('fo that the lat- 

nd of this Man, is much 

fethan his beginning ; ) 

tnce comes falling off of 


ainal Pains, Leprofies, 

les^ fore Head, putrid 

the Poifon to the out-parts : 
T2LkQfo7i^er Lev en one Ounce, 
Cantharides finely foudred 
twenty^ Mithridate trvo Scru- 
pies I mix and make a Ca- 
taflafm'^ to be applied four 
Inches round the Tumor. Alio, 
in a maUgnant Buho^ you 
may apply Diachylon cum 
Gummi J mixt with black 
Soap, whereby moft ftub- 
born Buhoes are Suppurated ; 
and if Hens Dung be added, 
it will be fo much the bet- 




Li W 


Of the Cachexia 


rH E Cachexia is the 
very iame DiS^aie 
which Phyfidans ca»l a Leu- 
cofhlegmatiaj and is the fore- 
runner^ or rache: the begin- 
ning of a Dropjiey and called 
by lome a whin Drofftei It 
is a Lazy Dilpofition and 
Habit of Body, with Purfi- 
nefi, uneafinefi of motion^ 
and fometimes fliortnefs of 
Breath, with difficulty of 
Breathing, coldnefs, foft- 
nels, and frnoothnefs of the 
Skin, with other concurrent 
Symptomes arifing from 
Obftrudions of the Liver, 
or Spleen, with the Mefera- 
icks and other Vifcera* 

IT. It can never be faid to 
be incurable , becaufe it is 
properly but the beginning 
of another Difeafe , and 
leerns to be only a cold wa- 
tery Juice, Jhed abroad un- 
der the whole Skin and lub- 
ttaqce of theFiefti, arifiag 

in part from Obftrua ^ 
cis 3iy ^faid, in part fr< 
DHcr^i2^ or weaknefso 
kibitance of the Blooc 
declining in its Strengtl 
not to have ability to < 
its Scrum along with 
the Emulgent Arterie 
be evacuated in its ordi 
courfe by Urine. 

III. It is caufed eithi 
too frequent and long g 
of Hydragogues , whic 
vehement drawing aw, 
the watry Humour 
mightily weaken the 
iiance of the Blood, tl 
is left fo thick, and its 
mous parts fo con>pa 
congelated, that the fol| 
ing generated Serum cai 
eafilymix with it, to 
it of one Subftance or 
fiftency, whereby in its 
lage through the Veins 
Arteries, lying in a icps' 
ftate from the other pai 



C as it ^ 

la. XVIII. 

5 ilood, it foaks 

■^r) through the Veffels, 
d iiakes the habit of the 
d cold and watry: Or_, 
.r ObftruBionSy as afore- 
\ whereby the Blood be- 
T5 not only vitiated, but 
Dhas time to let its fe 
Imparts pafs through the 
r i and Plicatares of the 
i Is, to the Flelh and ex- 

eBio i habit of the Body. 

i[ify.Q . That there is no P/e- 
r ^fi] in a. Cachexia is certain > 
\rter aothing is more certain 
i-jof, that there is a Cacochy- 
j^ wad therefore care muft 
ken not only to open 
ideitl fpi'^^^^t Obftrudions J 
[JQji« alfo to depurate the 
^^ 4 J and alter the habit 
;jj.j, > Subftance: If it pro 
^p,. i from taking too great 
,"^'j|!j lantity of Hydragogues^ 

good uie : Take of cur An- 
tidote^ Bezoar Miner ale ^ ana 
fifteen Grains ; mix and fnakz 
a Bolus, to be given at Niglit 
going to Bed , and let the 
Sick fweat gently upon it. 
This ought to be given every 
day, or every other day, for 
four or five times, in which 
ipace I have never known it 
fail to cure. 


tnuft give Strengthners, 
h are partly Sudorifick^ 
as well as to make the 
d ftronger, they may 
iPen the Pores of the 
1^, as to caufe a trans - 
of the fiiperflnous 
nidities which infeft the 
\ and Skin through 

aa«c',/^^ ^^^^^ purpofe 
j^ . pllowing mixture is of 


iceo S- 

V. In the other cafe, the 
chief bufineis is to open the 
appendent OhfiruBtons, and 
remove the Dtfcrafie of the 
Blood. Many prelcribe 
Blood-letting in this, but in 
my Opinion, that muft be 
very pernicious, becaufe it 
ftill diminiilies the Strength 
of the Sick, which is alrea- 
dy too much weakned, and 
exhaufts the Spirits now 
wafted and flagging. In this 
cafe bitter Herbs by many 
are prefcribed, and the hit- 
ter DecGclion has been found 
ot good ufe. Half a Pint 
of the Juice of Centory given 
Morning and Evening for a 
Week together, has cured 
to a wonder, 

Vr.But becaufe the fquea- 

mifli Stomachs of feveral^ 




cannot be prevailed with to 
take liich bitter and naufe 
ous Dofes ; and becaufe in 
others the Obftrudions are 
ib obdurate, that none of 
thofe ordinary Remedies, 
nor yet any thing prepared 
from Vegetables will do any 
good, we muft have re- 
courfe to Things that are 
more powerful, and of ano- 
ther Nature ^ which iliall 
have power to pierce to the 
mod inward receffesof Na- 
ture. Of this kind are mi- 
neral Waters; butfuchefpe- 
cially as proceed from an 
Iron Mine, of which the 
Sick ought to drink liberal- 
ly, and tor fome Weeks, be- 
caufe thofe Waters being 
repleat with zferrom Vitriol ^ 
both powerfully open, and 
alfo fweeten, which is one of 
the chief Intentions of Cure. 

VII. Now becaufe many 
can neither fpare time to go 
to the Wells, or by living 
remote, cannot well com pals 
to get thither, we fhall here 
prelcribe other Remedies, 
which no Place can fail ot 
affording: Take Filings of 
Jron^ white Tartar in Touder 
ana ; make them into a JA4^ 


dure of it with White-V t (o 
by digefting the W iff 
Wine upon it for five 
Weeks. And althoughWwn 
fibly a Tindure m2p;,ci 
made in much leflTer 
yet the longer the Mi 
Wine ftands upon the 
ter, (were it a year, or ni 
the better it is : Take 
Rufi afore faid^ eight (7/B,ij 
White-Wine tvjo Quarts ; 
five or ftK Weeks ^ as afm 
then decant the Tm^ure, 
upon the Faeces fut mon, 
repeating this Work fo 
till no moreTin^urevnll 
Dofe from a fpoonfu 
three or four. This 
dure you may if you Aji^j, 
boil into a Syrup witlB 

VIII. If you be ir ^^ 
Country where Tarttti Ij] 



p^atffcal IpJ&fficfe. 




nt be gotten \ it may do^ 

Uyou only take Scales of 

[in from the Smith's An- 

,' ., and put into Whire- 

^"^ ne : The Wine alone 

V 1 in time,, being in a warm 

li^Rion, extrad a moft 

t'-iirablc Tindure for the 

u po(c aforeiaid ; and tru 

peither in appearance nor 

6ts v/ill it be much infe- 

to the former: Tah 

es of Iron four Found 'y 

irk \UWine A Gallon ^^ mix^ 

Ithouj y? warm, for two or three 

lire m fths, or more, fi^^tn^ the 

1 lefer i once a day ; and keef it 

the 1 4fe upon the f^ces : Dofe 

on the none fpoonful to three 

^,ori bur, in the Morning fa- 

; Ik I Now here is to be 

cd, that the Sick ought 

ie in their warm Bed, 

; uitffj or three hours after ta- 

Uhi ; of it ; or if up, to walk 

{Ktww nd down, or u(e fbme 

(furi ji ingExercife^ for two or 

^^^m e hours following. 


I Tli 'f . If the Cachexy bc at- 
^ifyoii .ed with vehement pAin^ 
•nipwipy particular Part or 
jb, bleeding wich Lee 
] is of admirable ufe: I 
^]^\ ember (once more efpe- 
T2r<rny) I had a'cachea:ick 


Perfon in cure^ who had lb 
vehement Pain in his Shoul- 
der^ that he could noc lift 
his Hand to his Head : I 
fet a dozen Leeches to his 
Shoulder^ and he was cured 
of his Pain at once: This 
method I have purfued (e- 
veral times with good fuc- 
cefs. And Ibmetimes where 
Leeches could not be gotten, 
I have profitably applied 
Veficatories, which have a- 
bundamly anfwcred expe- 
ctation : Yet this is to beob- 
ferved. That though tl-jey 
often are^ and may freely 
enough be applied to the 
Legs, yet it is ibmething 
dangerous to doit in a Dro- 
pfie, leil they lliould bring 
an afflux of Humors upon 
the Part, fo great , as to 
caufe a Gangrene ; which 
yet a prudent Phylician, ha- 
ving this Caution, may eafily 

X. In a Cachexia m Wo- 
men, where there is a gr^at 
Obilrudtion of the Term^, 
you ought not to provoke 
them, 'till you bave opened 
Ob(lru6lioi>s ot' other Parti 
cleared the paifages , snd 
prepared the Blood and Hu 
I mori 

114 SAL MO 

mors : For Nature difchar- 
ges not the Blood by the 
Veins of the Womb , 'till 
the Crudities be in a great 
meafcre confumed, and the 
Blood has recovered its in- 
ward Heat, Lifej and Vi- 
gor: And Crudities being 
concoded, and the Oeco- 
nomy of the Body reftoredj 
what natural Evacuations 
werefuppreiTed^ will return 
of their own accord. 

XI. I once had a cache- 
^ical Patient, who former- 
ly had the Pox.but had been 
well of that Difeafe fome 
years ; but fearing there 
dhould be yet fome Relicks 
of it, defired Ijliould pro- 
ceed in the Cure^ as if it had 
been the Pox ; nor could I 
prevail with the Man to ad- 
initofany other Cure: At 
length I fumed him with 
the following Troches: Ish 
artificial Cinnabar fix Draws'^ 
Mjrrh^ Awher^ Maftick^ Oli 
hanum , Clo*vzs y Nutmegs ^ 
ana half an Ounce ^Mercurim 
Dulcis two Drains^ 'with 
Sprit of Wine ; make thirty 
two Troches^ for eight Fumi- 
gations, I fumed him three 
or four times ^ and took a- 

N*^ Li. I, 

way all his fwelling, witlm: 
any fenfible fluxing ; an he 
became perfectly well. Jut 
one thing which was itv 
remarkable in this Cirjj 
was. That an old Pai"* 
the Spleen, which heaii 
been troubled withal fori 
twenty two or twenty feci 
years, was totally and 3r- 
fedly removed, and ri 
of the Difeale went afi 
by Urine. 

XIL Aconfirm'd Ca^u 
is without danger, and 
be cured in ftiort timbr 
Sudorificks only ; the Cil 
principally proceeding oni 
a Debility of the Bloociiiilj 
noble Parts, charged e hat 
with too great Aciditie d 
an aqueous Matter, wic^j 
is fent into the Habit 
Body : For this purj 
Tind:ure of the opd 
Crocus Mart is , or the C' 
Martis it felf is profiUi] 
given; ^nd GruUngius 
for this purpofe it cxce 
other Remedies, becai^i 
(lengthens fo power] lly 
For internal Sudori:fe 
('which may alio abfbr th 
Acid,) we commend ^^ 

iiiap. XVIII. ^ Practical J^fipacfe* 

'' hmerciU from fix to fixt sen \ through their 

C , ow Angel fis Miner aljs from 
(i to twelve Grains 'y Tilula 
■^gelica from one to tivo 
^u^Ui ; or. a Dece5lion of 
after the ufual 


•^ynner, the Patient being 
11 Stove or Bed. 

:»CIII. Barht feith^ 

\ watery Matter is 

;: tiered in the Face 




lbs 5 and if the tumid 

ts ■ be preft with your 

gerj that they are not fb 

as in a true Dropfiej 

that the caufe of it is 

n the lymphatick Vef- 

\ being compreffed, bro- 

, orfome other way 

Bloi| ru<aed^ whereby the na- 

1 Motion of the Lym- 

Pores ^ 



iciditfishindred, aiad fc^thruft 

the flefhy and skinny 

Vs, But all this we can- 

concede unto ,• nor do 



Jie loelieve that ever the Ru- 
ortke ie of the lymphatick 
ij p jTels were, or can be the 
jj^ |ie thereof i but this pcf- 
jitci I* may be fbmetimes a 
Is te ifcj the two great thin- 
^p I' of the Lymfha ^ and 
5qJ I weaknefs or laxnefs of 
VelTels containing it^ 
pi reby it has- an emiffion 


Plicatures into the flefliy 
Subftance of the Body. 

XIV. IftheSickbe of a 
chokrickhahit of Body^if they 
fweat, (in a Stove, Chair, or 
BagniOj) it oughr. to be~ 
with a gentle heat : If they 
be melancholly^ the heat mufl: 
be greater •> but if pblegma- 
tick J the heat muft be raoft 
intenle, that the Hutiiors 
may be melted _, and the 
preternatural Gelly diffol- 
ved 5 without which, it can 
never pais away by fweat : 
And this is of ufe chiefly in, 
Virgins, where the Difeafe 
proceeds from Grief, drin- 
king cold Water, eating un- 
ripe Fruit, or other hetro- 
gene Things: But in hot 
Confti tut ions, and fuch as 
have been ufed to eat and 
drink hot Things, (whereby 
the Liver is made exceeding 
hot and dry, and much 
Choler abounds in the firlt 
and fecond Region, viz^, iix 
the Veins of the Liver^j- 
Spleen, and Mefentery,and 
in the greater Veins and 
Arteries,^ Baths are much 
more proper than Stoves^ 
aad fuch-like, beeaufe they; 
I i moifterij 


moiften j whereas a dry 
fweat irritates the Atribi- 
Hous Humor. 

XV. Being come out of 
the Bath^ you may anoint 
the Belly , Feet, Legs, and 
other fwoln Parts, with the 
following Unguent : Take 
tcfs of EUIer , Dwarf-EUer^ 
Do'ves-foot _, mushed Cranes- 
hill^ Muftard^ Rccket^ Camo- 
mile ana twe Ounces > Falm- 
O it one Vcund \ hoil well ^ fir ain 
out hj preffing n then add di- 
(i tiled Oils of Amher^ Anni- 
Jeeds^ and Juniftr^ ana three 
Drsms 5 mix them^ to anoint 
withal J and inwardly give a 
Dram or two, or more, of 
our Aqua Bez^oarticapr good 

XV L Catharticks are ad- 
judged .by molt to be of 
evil confcquence, being gi- 
ven to cache ftick Perfons, be- 
caufe they hurt the Liver^ 
and weaken the Ferment oJ 
the Vifcera : This is true, \\ 
they be often or long given, 
as we noted at Seci,'^. above, 
for they deftroy the Pati- 
ent, the Vifc^a and weakned 
Parts being extreamly hui t, 
and more weakened therc- 


by ; but Lenitives ma be 
given and repeated 'irii 
Strengthners between ; Jnd 
(bmetimes firongtr P^m 
provided there be p.ttj 
long intervals betweenanl 
many times Corrobojteii 
of the Bowels be giv^i k 
the interim, to fuppoiiaK 
refrore their tone. y 

XVI r. Quercetanus om 
m.ends this Pouder : ftfiii 
fne Filings of Iron one ^ 
Feculi Ari om Dram 
fence of CQral^ Pearl, Toi\ 
Amebrgrije y ^n^halfa 
Amher prepared , C;z| 
^na, four Scruples 'y Sugif'Q(\ 
mix^ and make a Poudci, 
is a good Thing foj 
and depraved Coloui 
chexies in Men, Wmd 
and Maids, whether m 
or old, the Body beir!;pi 
pared and purged folbi 
time before hand. Sm 
commends his Chaly^i 
Salt for the lame prpc 
ScQ it in my Seplajiuni I 
X. Cap, i6,Sett, 13, fj 
& Ltb,2. Cap,i^. SiSl',^' 

XVIIL Or this: 

Filings of Iron J fprink 
mtb li'attrs of H^or'^^ 



p^acticrt! PftpScft/ 

^fi\^ or Scurvy-Grafs^ -where- 
■' ^Aeir Saltf have been d^pl- 
^'^i'^(, leave them fo long till 
^^\iis cmverud to Ru^l or Cro- 
fh'y of which take fixOunces*y 

^ Hnt Hartshorn prepared ^Ma- 
^^leries of Coral and Vearl^ 
^'%i one Dram and half\ Ci- 
^ gi^»^». Crjjfals of Tartar, ana 
fiippoffDr^w; Su^ar a fttffiaent 
- \ntity; mix, and make a 

der: Dofe om Dram. 
CM i; 

iiidei: iV^Senmrtifs Qommt^ds 
M,i^, Wine : Take Ftlin^s of 

h^i; three Ounces and half; 
'jrl^fn^ite ffim tv}o Quarts '^ in- 
iU\A them together in a Bolt- 
i, mi a Aionth in a warm 
;;5i{«e; Jhiktng it three or four 
dmu a day : Dofe five or fix 
ir,^ foijaces at a tlme,in theXlor- 
CcWg taltiiig, and lying two 
£n,%hree hoiiri in Bed after 


it; or other wife walking and 
(lirrlng two hours after it. 
As often as you pour out 
one Gk(s, you muft put in 
another, 'till half the R«/or 
CrocHs (eems fpeac ; then 
you are co ceafe, and put in 
no more. Oar TmHura ad 
Chlorofin is alfo of experien- 
ced \J(q, 

XX. If the Patient finds 
any pain in the Abdomen or 
Belly, you ought to brthe 
the Part with Fo'mers of Am- 
ber twice a day; Or with this: 
Take Falm-Oil four- Ounces ; 
OllofAnnifeedshalfan Ounce ^ 
mix^ and anoint with it. Or 
this: Take ? aim-Oil four 
Ounces ; Oil of fweet Fennel-- 
feed ^ of Oranges , ana two 
Drams ; mix ^ and anoint 
with, as before. 

kit. J 

I 3 




Li I 

Of the STQNE in the Reins, 

jj A S this is a Difeafe 
JTJu with which many 
are afiiidedj fo it is of as 
hard and difficult Cure^ for 
which variety of Medica- 
ments are inftitutedp The 
caufeof which is this: That 
thofe things which^do fome 
good,and cure them to boot_, 
yet do others no good at 
all _, and fome times make 
them worfe 5 for which Rea- 
fon fake^ we fliall make it 
it our Bufinefs here to exa- 
mine variety of Authors^ 
and hear what they all fay. 

II. It is a Difeafe like the 
Colick ; but it is diftingui- 
{hed from it^ becaule in the 
Stone J the pain continues 
ilill in one place ; and in the 
beginning the Urine is clear^ 
but afterwards of a troubled 
Subftance ^ bringing forth 
with it at length Gravel, 
Stoncs^andfuch-likej where- 

as in the Colick the Pal 
different , or in diffe 
PartSj afHic^ing for the rl 
part the Colon; anci 
the beginning the UriiH 
of a troubled Subftance>i ' 
terwards more clear. h\ 

IIL How Gravel (w 
is the Progenerator of 
Stone) is bred/Jthere isj 
rious Opinions: Spig^ 
by his Difcourle, feei 
believe it to be bred " 
Veins i for he faith, 
he has found the Bloc! 
the Veins full of fmall 'i 
vel s and if lb, it is nat 
for it to deicend with! 
Subftance of the Bloodj 
the emulgent Arteries, tii 
from thence with the Sunt 
to the Reins and lad- 

IV. But by what Ari^i 
Gravel is generated^ is iP,i 


Gap. XIX. 

iir Queftion : i I care not 

^"atly if I relate to you a 

i^ular Obfervation which 

Jiade whilft I was in the 

|:ft-J«&j. InthofeCoun- 

^,5^ for clearing of Ground^ 

- People commonly lay 

I the Wood on heaps^ and 

n it : I did the like of 

od growing upon a very 

-1 vidy piece of Land _, the 

ij)ftance of the Earth (un- 


I audf its upper Cruft) being a 
fiUiiiii'e white Sand. I had 
france,iy white and foft Afhes^ 
inferiour in fofcnefi to 
fineft Wheat-flour^ or 
^l/iiite Starch J in which not 
' leaft appearance of Gra- 
_ or Sand could be difcer- 
^jj^^l by any means. Of 
'fe Aflies I had occa- 
1 to make a Lixi'vi- 
, Ibmetimes by infufion 
y^ fometimes for Expe- 
ion fake by boiling. The 
j^j5[^:w.«w being decanted, 
,^^ijji:l the Aflies caft away, I 
■'gl,Q(j^l the curiofity to view; 
'terVi^ by an exad fcrutiny, 
'i nd them to be nothing 
' ', J g: pure white Sand, with- 
'" y- any of the fmall and 
<: particles of Afhcs.which 
...pore the elixiviating of 
•i;ni, made them feel like 

purej fine, and fbft Wheat- 
flour. This I did, 'ris pol^ 
fible, an hundred times, and 
always produced the fame 
Sand : From whence 1 de- 
duced thefe things : i. That 
thofe Trees, (which in thole 
Countries are moftly of a 
mighty bignefs^ chiefly Pine, 
Oaks, Hickeries, and fuch- 
like> (Herbsj Plants, and the 
like,) growing upon liich 
fandy ground, have all their 
Nouriffiment and Subffance 
from that Sand , whether 
white, red, yellow, or of 
what Colour foever. 2. That 
by the plaft ick Virtue of the 
Plant, the Subftance of the 
faid Sand is diflfolved , and 
fitted for the Nouriftiment 
of the fame Plant. 2 . That 
the faid Sand is difTolved in- 
to a moiftHumor,and it may 
be refinous or glutinous, or 
aqueous , confonant to the 
Nature of the fame Vege- 
table \ the fame kind of 
Sand which produces an 
Oak^ makes alfo a Vine^ Hie- 
kery^ A^ ^ or other Plant, 
growing upon the fame: 
For if they were not gene- 
rated or produced of Sand, 
Cthe Earth being fcarcely 
any thing elfe, ten or twen- 
I 4 ty 

126 S A L M 

^y Foot deep, in thofe Pla- 
ces,) Of what other Matter 
can they he made ? 4. That 
an Analjfts being made by 
burning andelixiviation.the 
whoIeSabftance of the Plant 
( in a manner^ refames its 
frima Materia.ov fir/t Matter' 
«ngain, converting its Body 
into Sand^ and not into any 
other Principle. <r- That 
the Extremity and Violence 
of the Fire^ has not power 
to deitroy the Uta of the 
prime Cauft; but it ilill 
retains the fame through all 
Viclflitudes and Changes^ 
even of the ftrongeft Fire it 

V. I made alfo another 
Obfen^ation, of the fame 
kind of TreeSj Herbs^ and 
Plants J growing upon the 
ftme kind of Land, from 
rheir rotting: Great Pine- 
Trees, four or tiv^ Foot in 
Diametre, 2nd others, being 
rotted upon the Ground, 
akhough the rotten Wood 
at hdi become only light 
and chaffie^ then a Slime and 
Mud ; yet that Slime or 
Mud,and Rottennels, gra- 
dually converted from that 
'^.rown^ dark, or black Co- 


lour, and foft, clammy, lu- 1 
cillaginous and rotten lib 
(lance, ii>to a pure wit: 
Sand, no ways unlike toi^c 
firft Subftance, or thai 01 
which they were primiijv 
generated ; all which thig; 
might clearly be di(cer< 
in many of them, accord 
to the differing Degrees : 
Times of Rotting or Pi| 
fyi ng, as Nature had h 
feveral Years in perforn|| 
that Work and Operat'd 
Thofe which were prdw 
ced of white Sand, revewi' 
into white Sand again > t bfl 
of red Sand, into red 

f k 
VI. Out of what has IJfi ii 
laid, it clearly appears, jUi n 
Things by refblution ill ?: 
rally return into the M.terj 
of which they were fir' r 
nerated-5 fo that acco: n.s, 
to the Food, and the Iiai 
or Matter that Foodvaij 
generated fiom, being daiiij 
refblved in Maus Bod\ i) 
the Production of Ji:es 
Humors, Blood, Flelli,inc!| 
other Subltancesofthe Imcj 
So true and faithful isthq 
Work of G O D in th V\ 
niverfe, that as He c?M 

3i?.xix. practical 

Sljiiy HImfelf, fo neither 
^^\ the Things He caufes 
P'^f^bQ produced, lofe their 
^!^e«i: iJeas and Totetttialtties^ 
°^4iiughthey never fo often 
e priinili.nge their Forms and ^/>- 
^hK:htlirtv»c<j^ J but will after a 
' difawg race or cour(e of Vicif 
ijaccoiijdes and Alterations^ re- 
^egreaji to their firft Matter 


pertornf/IL And thus the firft 
Operaiijdfe of the Stone is to be^ 
ere pwight into farther^ than the 
dj m^ in which it is gcnera- 
dniii, or the natural Spirits 
] red Sifeffing the fame ;ihough 
jo not deny what Rive 
V (ays upon the point, 
Mtbit that there may be a 
)piarijrifadive Spirit , which 
in nty be aflift ing in that Ge- 
(heMiation : Both which con- 
-retirfir-red, may be the Reafon 
. 2ccor|t fome People may be 
ji;|iep['ubled with this Diieafe, 
. Foodd fome not. 

j.[j(xljjirill. Gravel fiibfiding 

of j|[js not njceffarily indicate 

pi,l' Stone, but Ibmetimes 

;of(|',ei= material Caufe only 

i;ireot^ frbr multitudes of 

3p}e that are perpetually 

ii from theScone^ do ma 

ny times make much Gra~ 
velj yet poflibly it may fi- 
gnifie a Difpofition to that 
Difeafe : For if Gravel, 
which u(ed conftantly to 
come away, is afterwards 
fupprefled;, and Pain is felt, 
the Urine being clear and 
thin, there is great danger 
that theGravel may contrete 
into a Stone; and when it 
is made again with Pain and 
Stranguary, it is a fign there 
is a Stone generated. 

IX Gravel which is bred 
in the Veins, comes away 
with the Urine, and is mixt 
with the Sediment; but 
what is bred in the Kidneys, 
Ureters, and Bladder, pre- 
(ently refides, as the Urine 
is made : Authors lay, it 
proceeds from aduftion of 
the Humors; bred in the 
Liver and Veins, and IHcks 
to the fides of the Pot, nor 
does it fink to the bottom, 
as that which comes from 
the Reins ; it alfo break$ by 
rubbing with ones Finger^, 
and appears of a move faline 
Subftance, wliereas the other 
neicher yields to the Fingers 
nor can it eafily bedillblved. 
This Gravel of 2l [aline Sub- 

122 SALM 

fiance^ isdiffolved in warm 
Urine, and appears not 
whilftit is yet hot ; but the 
Urine being cold, it coagu- 
lates and flicks to the fides 
of the Chamber-pot, or U- 
rinal^ not much unlike Tar- 
tar in a Cask of Wim ^ or 
which is diffolved in hot 
Water ; which cooling a- 
gain, flicks to the fides of a 
Vefl'eU fo that the very Na- 
ture of this Gravel and Tar- 
tar^ feem to be much a- 

X. And this poffibly may 
in a great meaiure proceed 
from the lame Caufe, 'viz,. 
from drinking TVine.^f^Qchl 
ly nev^ Winey not fufficiently 
enough freed from its Tar- 
tar^ the which is evident in 
all thofe Countries which 
abound with 3 and drink 
iTiUch Wine , in which the 
Stone and Gout^ from thofe 
tartarom Concretions^ are ve- 
ry familiar and common, 

XT. Now why Wine 
ftiould {'by much drinking of 
it) caufe thofe Difeafes , is 
apparent from its tauarom 
or fetrefaBive quality > and 
why Wtm Ihould breed or 

O N'S Lib 

have (uch plenty of lar^ 

is alio as clear from e 

Principle before-namedjit 

SeB. 6, deduced from 

two foregoing Obfervati 


generally delight and gr 

in fandy Ground^ and uj 

the fandy fides of Hills^ i 

in many places upon n 

Rocks themfelves , out ; 

whole Ible Subftance, 

only the Body of the Wi| 

but alio its Leaves 

Fruitj are wholly made, ; d 

by the plaftick Virtue of le 

Plant formed s fo that lis 

no wonder, for a Liq)r 

formed^ut of the Subfta:e 

of a Rock, oroutofStcss 

and Gravely being refoM, 

to revert into its firft P> : 

ciples again, and wherki 

can refide, or dwell, 

have a home^ to breed 

Matter of wliich it is 

rated. And this your g 

Claret - Drinkers^ fufficiei 

afflidled with Gout^ or Sm, 

and Ibmetimes 7viti? I. 

can, by lad Experience, 

for that J^fJ, or Claret Jm 

abounds with Tartar , mi 

more than other Wi-ae d 

as the very VelTeis coij 

ning it fufficiently witnei 

ip.xix. practical P6?acfe. n ? 

Exhibition, remains to be 
enquired into. They are 
given in Liquids , or in a 
more folid Body : As alfo 
either by the Mouthy or by 
the Fundament, or by the 
Urinary paffage. 

[IL You ought to avoid 
uginginthe heightrofthe 
\ ^xyfm^ or till the pain is 
^ ewhat aflWaged ; for 

1 a ftrong Cathartick, 

ig given whilft the Pain 

olent, will many times 

r purge ar all; becaufe 

Parts only mindful of 

Pain, feel not the Ca- 

tick force at all s or at 

twife they fo contrad 

felves, as not any wife 

(tfSft the Medicine. 


) 4at|HiI. In remedies for the 

we are to confider, 

hat Things give eafe 

relief in the Paroxyfm, 

hat Things open the 

ges, fo as to make way 

the Water. 3. What 

gs cleanfe the Parts of 

and Gravel. 4. What 

ngs naturally or by ac- 

nt dilTolve fandy and 

Concretions. 5'.What 

of Purges are moftne- 

y in this cafe. 

Tjjr.ire by Opiates,and Things 
)f;r,'|*i to them > but their 

ter and Compofition, 
lywiif^ way and manner of 

XV.The Matter of which 
they are made, is Oftum^ or 
Things of like Nature with 
it, as Purflane^ Lettife^ Night- 
(hade , Stramonium^ &c As 
for Preparations made of 
Opium ^thQvc are fearcely any 
better than what we have 
invented •, fjch as are, i . Our 
Gutta Vtta^ which may be 
given from, twenty Drops 
to one hundred •, and in ex- 
tremity to two hundred, or 
a full fpoonful. 2 . Ou r S pi- 
nt m Anodynus in like Dofe 
and manner. 5. Our Anti- 
dot us from one Scruple to 
two Drams , or more. 4, 
Our Theriaca Londimnjtsfrom, 
half a Scruple to two Scni- 
plesi, and in extremity of 
Torture to one Dram. 5'. 
Our Volatile Laudanum from 
two Grains to fix or eightior 
to ten or twelve, or more,if 
gradually given, and in ex- j 
tremity. I remember once ' 

124 S A L M 

I knew A Gentlewoman , 
which had Iain about twen- 
ty days in extrcam Torture, 
and continually crying out 
for Death y making in all 
chat time little or no Water : 
She fent for a Dram o'tCruds 
Ofiumj refolving upon a fa- \ 
tal eafe: She had it, and , 
took it unknown to any a- 
bout her; She fell into a ' 
Sleep for about twenty foar 
Hours, then waked in eafe, 
and freely and plentifully } 
made Water; nor was ihc 
ever after troubled with any 
more Varoxyfms. Though 
this fticceeded well , yet ' 
fuch bold attempts are not ' 
practicable; I here only re- 1 
corded this matter of Fad, 
for the Gentlemen of our 
Art to contemplate the rea- ' 
fon of the thing, and to j 
confider how far a man 
may warrantably goe in 
extremity, or where the 
cafe feems defperate. 

XVL We have alfo other | 
preparations of Oj?i/<;?«, which ' 
we have found extraordina- ■ 
ry effiiling, as i. OarTltw- 
Bura OpH Sulpbiirata. 2. Oar : 
Elixir O fiat am. ;. And our 
Ld'idanHm Volatile oum Aloe. 


ON'S Lill. 

The firft of thefe we ofth 
times give to thofe who ^ 
turally difafTed Oplum^ ; d 
all other kind of Opia » 
for by reafbn of die A' 
the Oflatlck is lb corred 
that it never difaffeds ^ 
Stomach , nor alters 
Tone, as the other prci 
rations of it do. The (;*t 
ated Elixir is a Stomat 
and of good ufe where 
miting is prefent: }\ 
where there is a confti 
on of the Bowels, my L*' 
danum Volatiky with AViS, 
is of fingular ufe ; and 
effects arc more than oi 
nary, for that the Ak 
though joyncd with the. 
atesy yet feem not to 
any part of their Cathar 
force, and in fome Cot.i- 
cutions the Medicine w ks 
more,than if the Aloes vrei 
given alone. 

XVII. ATindurednmi 
out of the Seeds of Str^'^\ 
nium^ or out of the LeCij 
carefully dried, gives e- 
fent eaie : So the infpilK 
juice of the Leaves, gi'M 
from ten Grains to n- 
Scruple, made up into h^ 
form of a Pill or Bds. 

Cap. XIX. 

ipjaftical Pfipficfe* 

Oto commends the Juice 

oPurflane.being infpiifated 

ai made into Pills, and 

l^^en to the quantity of a 

)cor:ffam, he fays it does won 

iiitfeaC(rs. Sjrup of the Juice of 

ii^-tkc is alfo of good ufe^ 

her jbiing given to three or four 

TfcSj^onfuls ; it may be thus 

?:o,^|lj:de. Take Jnice of Let- 

i'/ajr|» two Toundj white Sugar 

;-; ^much'y mix J hoy I, clarife^ 

conli^ make a Syrup • the Syrup 

^'*jg made aitd cold ^ add 

ytto Spirit of Wine a Quart, 

[ is a thing not to be dc- 


XVlII. But if the Tor- 

t e be tolerable^ 'twill be 
rich better to give fuch 
c ngs as have an apperitive 
Vrtue and Power_, which 
,,Jiy gently open or purge, 

« evacuate; becaule by 

jiptyingi the parts will be- 
^^jj;^e more lax^ and lb 
^f^,, (5 eafier (ubmit to the o- 
i^j^, Jnlng Medicirc: This I 
mmend as a thing fami- 
r for both Intentions.Take 
l^^tice cr Deception cf Spesd^ 
' ; .53 r// eight Ounces, choice Man- 
^> two Ounces^ mix f>T a 
;B'/e. /; ope?is and purges gittt^ 
'^'% ^Jl'f^ ^^i^^ is likewiie 


commended for People 
troubled with the Stone, for 
chat it exceeds all forts of 
Milk in ferofity and fubrilty : 
If the Sick be Cottive, lec 
it be fweetned with Manna, 
for Manna has a peculiar 
property, both of opening 
the Urinary Paflages, and 
giving eafe_, whereby the 
Matter offending is the more 
fit to be carried off. Au- 
thors have commended Ca- 
mels Milk^ and not witiiouc 
a /hew of lleafon, as being 
good agalnft the Dropfie, 
becaufe they Feed upon 
Spurge^ Widdow-waily Ra- 
nuncu/ffs^SLVid fuch like ftrong, 
fiery, and cathartick Herbs, 
whereby their Milk acquires 
a Purgative Faculty, and 
the 5er«»? becomes deter five. 
But Ibme Authors will have 
all Milk to breed the Stone, 
becaufe it is cafeous; but 
this is Error; For why 
fhould the foiid Subflance 
of Milk breed the Stone 
more than other fblid Sub- 
Ihnces r Except there be a 
real petriiadive propeity in 
it, which none ever j'ec , 
could prove ; And truly in ^ 
this I think GaJen was whol- ^ , 
ly in the wrong : I anV'. 


S A L M 

clearly of the contrary O- 
pinion; for the curdy part 
of Milk is only Nutritive^and 
the greateft part of it dif- 
folves in the Stomach into a 
chylous Juice , C God Al- 
mighty Himfelf feeing it 
the beft and moft innocent 
Mouriihment^ even for In-x 
fan'cs as loon as they are 
Born ; And who dares to 
doubt His Wifdom? ) whilll 
the oily and ferous parts of 
it cool J moiften , open ^ 
cleanfe^ and make flippery 
the Paffages. 

XlX. Now things are 
faid to open^ rather in re- 
fped: to their emollient^ at- 
tenuatingy and Mfcuffive Qua- 
lities^ than to their Diuretick^ 
becaule there are many 
-things which powerfully o- 
pen ObftrudionSj that pro- 
voke not Urine at all; a- 
mongft which are moft hit- 
ter Herbs and Plants, which 
open by a Sfedfick Virtue ^ as 
Gentian^ Carduus^ Camo- 
niil : and Carminatives ^^\\\q\\ 
do it by a difcujfive proper- 
ty^ fucb are Angelica, Sou- 
''^thernwood , Parlly ^ Smal- 
lage^ Annifeed, Cuminfcedj 


all the forts of Pepper ^ Cl.'gs^ 
Nutmegs y Fenneljeeds ^ Ca 
ways, Carotfeedsy &C. . 
Emollients which do it 
their foftning and 
(lifpery ; fuch are Oil O 
Mallows^ Marftimallo 
L^llies^ Spinage^ boiled >' 
nions^ Garlicky Leeks^ %^ 
But the true, great ^ id; 
chief of all Openers is 
and the aperitive Prej 
tions thereof, which do i 
in a Day, which noi 
the others will do 
Month ; for which purj 
I commend my Tinl 
Martisy as one of the i\ 
famous things in the W< 
to which may be ac 
TtnBura ad Chlorofin^ ai 
proved thing for opei 
the moft obdurate Obi 

XX. The Matter 
prepared, the next thir 1$ 
to cleanfe the Veflels id 
Paffages of llime, filth, ut- 
ter, land, or gravel, wlch 
does, or may obftrud be 
Paffages of the Urine; ^ 
this isproperly done wit! 
reticks ; of which kim 
Medicaments Authors 
mirably abound; We 

Cap. XIX.. 
'V-iJ: here tell you all that 
■'Sii been faid upon that Sub- 
^^el, but rather give you an 
^ iiftrad of the choiceft and 
nft approved Experiments 
,-' 4that kind. Take of our 
'^^^ifi^ura Stomachica two Dra. 
^^fice of Garlick one Dram^ 
Uk^ff^ or Rbenijh-'wwe ^ Jix 
P^iktces'y mix for a Draught : 
neri iijiive often proved it with 
"v P:id fiiccefi : Or this. Take 
".-liflce of Onions fwo Ounces^ 
t Doft« of Hydropiper half an 
i GO %ce J White or Rhenijh- 
::;ipig eight Ounces; mix for a 
ly la iught, I gave this to one 
lithe extremity, a Woman, 
ihe'* t had not made ^Y^ter in 
be J It or nine Days, it made 
sfti^i make Water, and gave 
oroj tealeinlefithananhour. 
ate ()§!^6 Onions four Ounces ^ 
fe them^ Anni feeds ^ Card- 
's^ ana fwo Dram^^ huifed. 
fe them all 'Night in White- 
lextti le; then fqueeze forth the 
''6^ and let the Sick drink 
it is a fingular Experi- 


Practical pljpficfe* ta? 

cum two Ounces^ Spring-water 
two Tound; ' infufe 'till the 
Water is hiewijh, for tmnty 
four^ or forty eight Hours ^ 
then decant for three Dofes. 
Or thus: Take Rajfingsof 
the Wood two Ounces, Spring- 
watery White-wine^ ana 07ie 
Pound; digefi for forty' eight 
Hours^ then decant or jfrain 
out the clear for ufe'^ for zhrCQ 
Dofes. dr^thus; Take 
Ratings of Lignum Nephriti- 
cum two Ounces y VVihter- 
Cherries hruifed me Ounce , 
White- "or ' Rhenip Tifine two 
Pound; mix ^.aigejr forty eight 
Hours^ and jfrain out for ufe, 

XXII. dr ^oamay draw 
forth the Tindur'e with our 
Spirit m Univerfalis^ after this 
manner;' Take R^Jplngsof 
Lignufh iNephriticum twoVun' 
ceSy Spirit us JJni'verJalis one 
Pound; digefi twenty four 
Hours y fo Ml a fuhfiantial 
Tincture be drawn; decant 
and fibre ; to thefiltred Liquor 
put Alchool of Spirit of Wine 

KXI Stnnertus commends 
mum Nephriticum , and 
\is Nephrtticus; and lb 
fs Experience too: Take 
^ings of Lignum Nephriti- 

one Found; digefi twenty four 
Hours more^ Jo will the Sulphur 
of the Wood he drawn into the 
iVinCj which you may decant j^ 
leaving the Spiritus Qniver- 
falis at the hottom^with v^hich 



you may perform the like 
again. Dole one Dram to 
twOj in any convenient Ve- 
hicle, as Waters of Onions, 
Parfley , or Hydropiper, 
Mead, White- or Rhenifh- 
wine, or the like. The La- 
yis Nephriticus is Icldom 
given inwardly^ if you do 
it, give the levigated Pouder 
from one Scruple : to half a 
Dram, or two Scruples, in 
Syrup, or other fit Liquor. 
But the ufual way of ufing 
the Stone is to wear it as a 
Jewel, being tied to the 
Wrift or Arm, or hung a- 
bout the Neck or Hip. I 
once knew a Lady which 
experimented the truth of 
this 5 as long as the Stone 
was tied to the brawn of her 
Arm flie had eafe, and 
voided much Gravel con- 
tinually upon making Wa- 
ter ; but as foon as the Stone 
was removed, the Gravel 
Itopt, and the pains retur- 
ned ; and that flie might be 
fure this was the efted of 
the Stone, flie oftentimes 
laid it by for experiment 
fake, and the ftoppage and 
pains in fome few Hours 
would return upon the ta- off j and again, upon 


the putting it on, ftie wjjd 
have as fend ble eafe,andee- 
dom of paflage as befor 

XXIII. TralUanm, 
3. Cap. 59. faith, Thelj 
Peony ( in Pouder) d, 
with honied Wine, is a 
cellent thing againft ob] 
dion of Urine, caufed 
Stone fo hard as not d 
broken: But the Tiii( 
drawn from the Herb, 
our Spirit us Univerfaluy 
bove direded , and ^ 
with Spirit of Wine^ I raj 
drunk with the laid hcie| 
Wine , is much more h 
dual : After the (amc 
ner ycu may make a. 
dure of Golden-Rod^ 
will be no left effedual 
that the Crude Herb 
been proved in this ca^ 
innumerable Perlbns, 
Carolffs Pifo faith) with] 
py liiccefs. 

XXIV. Zacutus Lujii 
Praxis Lib, 2. Ohferv 
faith, A Man fixty 
old of a cold Contritioi 
was cured of the Stor 
Purgations , made of, 
pentinc which he took c)^, 
ways, and a daily ufeft ^ 

tap-Xix. p?a(tical 

j^oBion of Lignum Nefhri-^ 
v<^; by which he voided 
e Gravely and a Stone^ 
r was well for two Years 
o^ther. His Difeafe af- 
, sivards coming upon him 
V&Oj Clyfters^ Ointments, 
f|>my. Baths, were all 
^^^ [ in vain, his Urine be- 
1^/!! 'retained eighteen Days, 
u : ^an to be afflided with 
^^ Falling-Sicknefs by Fits, 
'^'^'^ the Sick was given over 
'J^^^ lefperate; at length he 
'?[' : Ojl of fweet Almonds^ 
^^^^ \ drop of ISIatural Bal- 
"'°" : ( I fuppofe he means 
'S fm of Peru\) it made 
^' ^ypid a clammy Humor 
^jJj>toolj and fmall Gravel 
t^" 'Jrifle; and continuing 
Hen afe ofthe faid Remedy, 
^^l^ feded with Bl-ody U- 
*5 :,'a Stone of the o/gtiefs 
i)wi' iDadg-ftone, of a purple 
ir, long, round, rough, 
J very hard, and now 
ig Water ver.y freely^ 
ok a greater quantity 
I'e Oyl of fweet Almcnds ^ 
to three Ounces^ and the 
im to the (quantity of half 
tince, and in the fpace 
n days he voided /ixt> 


1 aid^ and ot 

the bignefi and fhape of 
Vetches. And with this 
Remedy alone he was pre- 
ferved Yor the tuture; for 
he ufed every Morning ro 
take .half an Ounce of the 
Oyl, with iix drops of the 
faid Balfam, by which he 
voided gravelly Urine, and 
lived many Years : By this 
Balfam^ Avenzoar faith he 
cured a Scrivener^ who was 
at Death's door with the 
Stone: If you cannot get 
the true Baliam, Zacutus ad- 
vifesto ufe inflead thereof 
StaBe^ which is the precious 
droppings of Myrrh_, and 
comes out of the Eaf^-Indies, 
alfb from Pent; which, With 
he^ works rare effeds. la 
the fame Obfervation he 
faith J That he had many 
times driren out great Stones 
diat were firmly fixed in 
the cavities of the Kidnies^ 
by the IVater difttlUd out or* 
Green Tobacco^ which he 
gave the Patient to drink. 

XXV. Vl^terus^ m TJk 2,= 
of his Oh jcrv aliens , tells us^ 
He cured one of the Srons 
with this Julep : Take P^/- 
litory- water ine Ounce, FennA. 
ii^aHr^ Bean-fifwer-wtit^r ^ J-t^. 

S A L M O N ^S 


lef of Rofes , ana half an 
Ounce '^ mix them ; giving the 
Patient to drink after a de- 
co(ftion of Peafe^ Bean-jhales, 
Varfly Roots ^ and Reftharrow- 
Roots. Another he cured 
by giving i. A Clyfier, 2. 
A Narcotick. 3. Vellitory and 
Turpentine-water^ ana half an 
Ounce^ by which the Stone 
got into the Bladder, and 
then into the Yard, and 
there ftopt; he fate in a 
Bath, and a litde after pif- 
fed it forth : And by the 
taking of this following Pou- 
der^twice a Week, a Spoon- 
ful at a time, a Patient of 
his voided many Stones,and 
the continued ufe of it pre- 
vented the pain. Take Li- 
quorice in Fouder half an 
Ounce , dried Teach-kernelj 
cne OuncCy Anife and Fennel- 
feeds^ ana. two Ounces ^Winter 
Cherries one Dram^ Gromwel- 
feeds half a Dram , Crabs- 
Eyes two Drams ^ Sugar-Can- 
dy one Ounce and a half^ make 
a fine Fcuderi He drank af- 
ter it a decoiftion of Peafe, 
Parfley, and Bean-fliales, 
with Butter, and a little 
Salt. And in Lib. 5. of hts 
faidy Ohferi/ations , he com- 
mends this: Take Turpen^^ 

tine two Ounces^ Hone 
Ounccy Tolk of one Egg y^ 
them in a Mortar togdt 
^till they are white \ thvi 
White Wine , Tellitory-wl 
Bean'flower'7vater ^ 2m 
Ounce and a half^ Sp\ 
Limons^ or Juice of c| 
one Ounce \ mix them: 
one Ounce and a halfj 
Sick took alfb thefe 
Take Cyprus Turpentiml 
an Ounc9y Sugar- candA 
Drams* with Syrup of lA 
make Tills : Dofe one ]| 
at a time, drinking ai 
decO(5i:ion of red Peqfel 
while his pain was gre 
gave him an Opiate,] 
Ibmetimes a cleanfin; 
fter of J^ey, Yolks of 
Turpentine and Honey. 
term gave this to a Pj 
thrice, which had his 
ftopt: Take Turpentit 
Drams y Tolks of Eggs\ 
Honey one Ounce ^ Wir 
Ounces : By the ufe wl:| 
he avoided (0 many 
that he wrote to him, 
torn Shirt came out ofbis\ 
derz Thus was he cl 
and lived many Years 
found; and with the! 
kind of Potion he cujj 
Fremh Minifter,who vi 

Cip. XIX. 
-h Stone with 


Piartfcal pi)?0cfe< 

the firft 


;XVI. I cured a Man 

fir he had been twelve 

jirs troubled with the 

t' le and Gravely with this 

i:ture: Take Venice cr 

.;isburgh Turpentine four 

Ihces'y 0)1 of fwett Almonds 

t}finccsy Honey two Drams ; 

and wix them v^ell toge- 

it opened the Paflkges, 

le him prefently pifs free^ 

and brought away a 

t quantity of Sand and 

1 Stones: He- took it 

nlng and Evening, half 

uncCj or bette: at a 

,, .1.., for three Months^ 

\ king after it Arfmart- 

P'a and was perfedly 

^, fo that for many 

rs after he had not the 

J?J "Pain or Symptom. A- 

ler I cured with this: 

e Strasburgh Turpentine 

Ounces^ Tolks of four 

".^ grind them together in 

crtar^ 'till they are v^hite ; 

t add 0)1 ofjweet Almonds 

J<. Ounces 'j and mix them 

,Mt ^j'^nW/»^: Dole^ an 

1^"^ j;ce Morning and Eve- 

'■^^, drinking a Glafs of 

d after. This he con- 


to a 


t'nued for eight or 
WeckSjit continuallybroughc 
away Sand and large Gravel, 
and he was perfedly cured. 

XXVII. Barthotinm ttWs 
us^ That he found no eafe 
by any Diuretick, except 
Bean-rtiale-water , which 
brought away Gravel ; fo 
that^ laith he^ more may be 
attributed to it^ in bringing 
away the Stone ^ than to 
Millepedes : And^ faith he, 
Egg-ihells are given with 
fingular fucceft^ ( after the: 
Chickens are Hatched) ei- 
ther \o break, or expel t^i? 
Stone^ this Lithontriptkk be- 
ing reckoned among Secrecv 
of this kind, for this pur- 
pole Ltidovicffs Mercatrir 
commends the Flower and. 
Seed of Star-Thifilc , as a 
thing highly in r^queft^ for 
purgiifg and cleanfing the 
Reins and Bladder; daily 
experience f faith he J iVili 
confirming it; giving two 
Ounces of the diitiiled Wa 
ter in the Morning Fafiing ; 
but ^n EJfence cf the v^hoL- 
Plant (as we have tanghc h: 
Chap, y Seel. 35^ and ;7, a- 
foregoing) is much better. 
K 2 XKVliL 


XXVIIJ. Jugenius^inhis 
Medicinal Epftles^ Lib. 12; 
Ep. T, and 2, laith^ He has 
cured near ^w hundred of 
the Stone by this following 
Syrup^ giving three Ounces 
at a time^ with fix Ounces 
of the decodion of Eringo^ 
for fifteen days together^ 
five hours before Dinner, 
Univerfals being premifed. 
Take Saxifrage^ Knee-hollj ^ 
Er'wgo^ Lavage^ Kefiharro'iP^ 
Anije^ Fennel^ i^^^fyy Grafs^ 
ana La If an Ounce, Hor/i- 
RaJiJJ} Roets two Ounces, 
Leaves of Betony^ Burner, 
Marfl}'Malkws^ Nettles^ Fen^ 
ny-rojal. Rocket^ Calamint^ 
Knot-grafs^ Pellitcry of the 
Wall ^ ana M, qu. Winter- 
Cherries fivmty, Seheftens fif- 
teen, Seeds of Bapl^ Burdock, 
Parfly^ Sefeli^ MiUet, ana 
three Ounces, Bark of the 
Bay 'Tree Rooty Liquerice, ana 
three Drams , Water five 
Quartt 5 hojl ^till three Quarts 
only remain 5 ftrain^ and with 
Honey two Vcundy Sugar four 
Pound ^ make a Syrupy and 
aromatize it with Cinnamon 
nne Ou7tce, Nutmegs half an 
Ounce. Pi'obably it may 
^o goodj there is no Argu- 


mem againft Experi^ 
yet it looks like a \: 
potch of all together. 

Crato, in Ci\ 


faith. That he prefers . 
Roots candied, or ftedp 
White- wine > and Sj\ 
the Juicg ofSpeedwel I 
all ; though i^iaith he) 
not Ignorant that th 
of Brier and Refiharri 
much good when the 
is nianifeft. And f( 
pain in the Kidneys 
by the Stone^ there 
thing ('faith hej bett 
a Deco^ion of Speedul 
the Injpiffate Juice t 
But an Ejjence of thA 
crude, as we have di| 
in Chap. 5-. Se^^ \^ 
much tranfcends the 

XXX. Frefii Oyl of\ 
nuts by expreffion^ gif 
three Ounces at a time 
day, for Ibme time, i| 
mended as an ei 
thing; and a certain I 
cian attells. That l| 
daily ule thereof he' 
feveral Stones voided.] 
lame probably mk 
done with exprefed 
fv:eet Almonds^ as all 

-T p. XIX. p?actfeal Pfipficfe. 


xf Tiffed Oyl ofVVall-mts, 
K nore with ths expreffed 
. .)i^f Orange^ Limon^ or C/- 
n.Kernels, Outwardly al- 
> anoint with this fol- 
• ^g Oyl ^ it is of good 
Take Oyl of S corf ions 
}OHnces^ O/l of bitter Ai- 
rs one Ounce J Palm Oyl 
)rams, Oyl of Juniper- 
k[W l^alf ^n Ounce '^ mix 
yij" ^^^ anoint the region 
Loyns therewith, 
and Evening. 

^^nCI. With this follow- 
y Lemedy I have done al- 
uj, Miracles in expelling 
■^ *, Gravel and Stones, 
i,jjf both Reins and Blad- 
Jg'( I Take Baljamum Co- 

,.j,; (or as we call \tCapi- 

ii f^rOmces.YdksofEggs 
^Oyl of fweet Almonds^ 
\M^ ana three Ounces ^ Oyl 

all toggth 

;,,. m*^ip€Tf berries one Dram : 

It i lira : 

er tn a 

^^^- Mortar] 'till they are 

g l^/y w/a:^^, and keep the 

m ^^^^ «/^-E)ofe/roni fix 

^^j IS to an Ounce, every 

^iTl^ifter it ^/ir^^ Oimces of 
fence of Speedwell in a 
of Rhenilh'7i^me atid Sit- 

XXXIT. Beverovicius de 
Calculoj Cap. 1 2. faith, Tiiat 
when the ways are loofiied 
(I fuppofe he means with 
Oily and Mucilaginous 
things,) nothing is more 
effedual to remove the 
Stone, than &ne Dram of Sal 
Prunella , to be given in 
Rhenifh-wine , warm, by 
which Medicine alone (faith 
he) I have often brought 
away the Stone of the Blad- 
der from Children. Cr.ti'/- 
Ej^i are of tenuious Parts and 
Diuretick; they break the 
Stone, and force it away by 
UrinCj efpecially the Liquor 
of them^ which prepared 
after this manner is befl: 
Take Crabs -Eyes finely pou- 
dred two Ounces^ Ace turn Te- 
rebinthinatum four Ounces ; 
fiopi and digefi for a Night in 
hot Ajloss ; the next Day decant 
what IS clear ^ and pour on as 
much more ^ repeating this 
work fo often 'till all the Pou* 
der is diffol'ved : Thefe Liquors 
filter ate , and evaporate to 
drynefsy and the Salt will re- 
main at bottom J which dijjolve 
in a Cellar into Licju:/r^ "pzv 
deliquium. Dole gut. ter^ 
or twelve, in Horfe RadiGi 
K 3 VImc 

S A L M O N*S 


Watcr^ or fbme fuch like. 
This Liquor is much more 
efficacious than the Crabs- 
Eyes in lubftance. 

XXXUI. Quercetan his 
Nephritick'Water is of great 
account ; and it is thus made; 
Take Juke of Horfe-Radifh, 
cf LimonSy ana cne Pcund 
^nd a half Waters of Betony^ 
Saxifrage^ IVtld Tan fey ^ Ver- 
njaln^ ana cne Tound^ Hydro- 
m4^ Malwfey^ ana two Vound^ 
*jfuniur~herrks three Ounces ^ 
Seeds cf Millet, great Bur 
dock^ Nettles^ Omens ^ Anife^ 
Fenvel^ ana one Ounce and a 
half* of the four greater cold 
Seeds , Alarpi-mallows , ana 
£x Drams ^ burnt Egg-fklls^ 
Cinnarf?on, ana three Drams, 
fJez-'cs two Drams 'y digefi all 
jcur or f'vs days in a gentle 
Balnea *y then firain out^ and 
difttll in yjjljes. He fays this 
Water does wonders in the 
Stone^ and againfl fuppref- 
Tion of Urine : Dofe from 
two Drams to an Ounce. 
He adds p Dram of two 
ibrts of Lithontriptick Spe- 
cies to the Compofitionjbut 
ihe linaLieis of the propor- 
tion to she former ia-ge 

quantity^ fignifies bat liie , 
1 am of Opinion the Jcti 
of Limons alone dcpurad, 
without that fpecious 
paration, or given in Mi( 
fey- wine, as Guarinonim\ 
vifes, may be as good ; 
found by experience 
Auaily to purge and ck| 
the Reins^ and to give 
to niany^ and that wit 
any harm to the Stotnj 
elpecially if fheathed 
Honey or Sugar. 

XXXIV. Brannm 
Calcnlo commends the 
lowing Syrup as an 
lent Remedy, leavii 
calculoLs Matter behi 
the Kidnies, if after! 
ging, two Spoonfuls p.] 
taken at a time in the 
ning Falling: Take 
of Speedwell one FoundA 
of Ground Ivy fix Ounl 
Turjlane three Ounees] 
and make a Syrup wit 
ney one Found and 
Both Helmont and Fahe\ 
mend the Liquor 
Birch-Tree , which 
Birch-wine ^ as a R( 
that does not only 
the Stone and Grav( 

*?: XIX. m^dm pi)Pficfe. 

•Ifcprevenfs the Bleeding 


XXV. Riverim faith, 
Jijhes of Egg'Jhells given 
i half a Dram to one 
.Ti in White-wine^ pow- 
"iewtty expels the Stone lod- 
andi in the palTages of the 
:o§iii {q: So alfo, the Salt of 
^.at« \-CoJs and Stalks^ of 
eSto h half a Dram in 
atlid :c-wine operates after 
niderful manner: Alfo 
tr FitrpoUte given in the 
Dofe. Sfirit of Salt is 
[fwJprailedj fome drops of 
Dds ti tog taken in the Mor- 
as an Fafting in Broth, or 
leavi \ other Liquor, as Wine, 
fbel Dftion of Eringo, &c, 
ilk commends this Potion 
iniili a little: Take Straw- 
inrlif find Saxifrage-waters^ 

XXXVI. ^t'm, Sextus 
Vlatomctis^ and isuarinonius, 
do all of them commend a 
Hare baked in an Oven^ ^tillit 
is dry ^ then fondred:, (but 
Vctcrius iaith the Afhes of a 
Hare j given from o^ne to 
two Drams in Wine, is pro- 
iitable to expel the Stone^ 
fome fay to diffolve it; as 
alio to prevent its breeding 
for the future ; made into 
Pills with Turpentine^ it is 
indeed of good u(e. The 
Pouder of Dcers-blood given 
to one Dram, is commended 
to expel the Stone^ as Hofe* 
rus affirms. Motherwort ^ and 
the f^oQti of Vervain in Pou- 
der, or the Effence of thofe 
Plants prepared as we have 
taught in Chaf, 5". Se^. ; f , 
and ;7. and drank with 

lix Pwo Ounces^ White-winelWhhc-vAnQ^y or Meadj a 
^0 ftwces^ Ojl of fweet Al- ' little warmed, are incredi- 

^Oj \s two Ounces^ Spirit of 
Q^ffj ;»/ one Dram '^ mix for 
^^, ^ \ Dofes^ to be given fix 
rs one after another. 

Sal PrunelU, Cryftals 

Pouder of Ivy- 



fetiB''^ ^" Le^i/f J of Crejfes^ 

. J •i>artes eqaa^es^ with fome 

^'M, ^^^P ^*^^^ Tills y of 

Giiit'' ^^^^ ^^^ ■Drawy every 
^ing Fafting. 

hie Pveniedies in removing 
all things that hinder the 
paffage of the Urine , as 
Hofman and Marquardus lay. 

^ XXXVII. For Medicines 
given Clyfter-wi(e, Font a- 
nus com mends the DecotHon 
of Millet^ given to half a 
Pint; but, without doubts 
l^ 4 it 



^t mjy be much more cffe- 
^{ld\ if half an Ounce of ^ur- 
Pntlm hz added to it^ being 
^r(l ground with the Yolk 
of an Egg, to open its bo- 

XXXVIII. Zecchiui \n\\\s 
Conitikations commends, 
yei, fays nothing is better 
to bring away the Stone in 
the Kidnies than warm Wa- 
ter, or Veal, or Mutton^ or 
Chicken-broth; hvQ or fix 
Ounces being drunk pretty 
warm Morning and Eve- 
ning before Eating. Ai^d 
the great heat of the Reins 
will hz taken away C which 
is the efficient caufe of the' 
pains of the Stone returning) 
if bo;vled Water, to the 
quantity of feven or eight 
Ounces, be drank before 
Meals twice a day, for no- 
thing renders the Kidnies fo 
trQQ from Recrements, and 
io temperate: and their fiery 
heat is at length extinguifhed 
with the warm Water, fo 
that they can never after 
breed the Stone : If to what 
cur Atithcr here fays ^ ycu add 
io each Draught half a Dram 
of Salt ofTiartarjjr fHre Nitre , 
ir vjilLin my Opinion ^ht much 

more ejfe^ual , hecaufi 
Salts do in Jome nteafurc d 
the Water to the parts afflil 
Ifalfo it he fweetned with 
ney^ the Medicament wi 
[till the hitter, for that it 
lefs dtfaffeB the Stom.uh^it 
in fome People it will he 
do, Salmon, 


XXXIX. Saxoniain 

(bribing fome familiar P) 

for fuch as are troubled 

the Stone, mightily difc 

mends the ufe o^CaJJia^ ' 

ther for Prevention or 

vulficn : Petrus Vigray^ 

7. Cap, 4. fays, ThatC 

agrees very ill with 

that are troubled with 

Stone : Others fay that 

fia has increafed the Di{ 

and that the heat of t 

always followed the tz 

of it. Fahritius Hildanui 

us. That two Ounces ol 

fia being given one 

continual Fever , it rj 

fuch a Flux of Urine,| 

for three days togeth( 

made his Urine fo hot 

time, that he thought 

hot Wire had been d| 

through his Yard. 

Slip. XIX. practical p&?nc!t. 137 

\ the Medicine^ and that had 


:L: To all this we an- 
wr, i: That very famous 
»l'ficians , no ways infe- 
i( to the former, have 
cftantly nkdCaJfla with 
e/ goodfuccefe: Platerus 
u^dy gave any thing in 
Stone without it_, and 
:n gave it mixt with 
nna: And the learned 
i:lia:|l€r/, in his Annotations 
imn Barhet , gave it to a 
ilyditjoffixty years of Age 
Cii{m, a good fuccefs: I have 
ion 01 tntimes given it both a- 
lipi ;, and mixt it with Tur- 
Ttiat tine^ with a fingular Ad- 
with cage, never with the ill 
i wii B^s above-named . a . If 
iythi enquire into the Nature 
[heDi le Medicine, we find it 
atofl ic cooling, and without 
i the t ! ftiarpnefs of Parts^ fo 
0m clean never think that 
I'jnceii I Medicine can give that 
ri one ch its felf hasnot. 5. We 
jfjt ibt to confider the Na- 
UriiK J of thofe Bodies on 
Dm CaJJIa had fo ill an 
;ioli(Jr'<^ (as they fay; in the 
jjQUgli! le; and then probably 
jjjjD imay perceive that thole 
jjjj^ |x)fed Efiec^s , rather a- 
; from the pre valency of 
morbifick Matter, than 

any other Medicament been 
given at that time, adapted 
to the Diftemper with the 
higheft fcrutiny^ and Inge- 
nuity of the moft learned in 
our Profeffion, 'tis poffible 
the lame EfTeds might have 
enfued; fo thaf in Prudence 
we ought to afcribe the 
afore-enumerated Diladvan- 
tages to the Habit of the 
Body, and prevalency of 
fome acid Humor aboun- 
ding at that time, rather 
than to the Caffia^ or the 
innocent ufe of any Medi- 
cine whatfoever. Salmon. 

XLI. Crato prefers the 
fimpie Deco6fion of Speedv^el 
-with Sugar , before all the 
more famous and great Me- 
dicines inwardly given for 
the Stone: The ufe (faith 
he) of a Clyfter made only 
of a Decodtion of Sfeedwel 
with Sugar, will do more 
good than aay Medicine 
taken by the mouth; you 
may put into the Decodion 
fome fat of a Loin of Mut- 
ton or Veal, of a Rabbet or 
Capon, that fo it may be 
more fmooth and flippery, 
or for want of thefe you 

The Sick often find more 
relief in the Cholick or 
Stone^ fiom a fimple Cly- 
fler of Milk and Sugar, boi 
led either with Speedwel or 
Gammomil-flowers , that? 
from Clyfters more richly 
and largely compounded of 
hot Things, becaufe thev 
by difcuffing Pain, encreafc 
Wind, whereby the Pain is 
augmented, which is only 
to be appeafed with Ano- 

XLII. The DecoBion of 
Teafe maie v^ith Daucui 
Seed , Tarjley-Seid , or fweet 
Fennel Seed ^ is a Medicine 
not to be defpifed, and ma- 
ny, by taking it alone, have 
had a perfect Cure ; But as 
Diureticks in the Cure of 
this Diieafe are neceffary to 
get the Gravel and Stone 
out of the Reins; So for 
prevention ; and in time of 
Health, we. muft abftain 
from the too much ufe of 
them, left while they pro 
voke Urine, by a conltant 
ufe of them, they make o- 
pen the ways and paflages 
to the Kidneys, whereby all 
the. crude Humors, and Re- 

ijS SALMON'S libut 

may take feme fre(K Butter, ^crements of the Blood nr^ 

tend thither,and make \il:. 

ter to breed the Gravel ai- 

Stone: This is the fear 

(bme Artifts, though ca 

lefly enough where n^tl 

the Meat nor Drink re<V 

ved, tends by relblution 

fiich a generationi nor a 

trifadive Spirit lodges 

the Parts. However, Dl 

reticks,for that they quid 

run to the Reins, and ca| 

along with them the F 

crude and unconcoifti 

thereby loading the 

already afflided, thoi 

they are not the Cauli 

the Matter of the St 

yet they are to be given 

the more caution, le 

their violence, heaping 

Matter , they the 

ftreighten thofe Parts wl 

arc already too m:h 

ftreightned by the Body 

the petrifa^ive Matter t 

lodged already. And tb 

fore it is Prudence to 

them a long time 

Meat, or upon an er 
Stomach ; and if it ma] 
done , after the Bodyl 
purged or cleanfed. 


::ip. XIX. 


ILIIL Varacelfus com- 
. ids Spirit of Salt , and 
pit of Juniper 5 as alfo 
pitandTindure of Nitre, 
and Antimony. WtUfs 
mends fereral Diurc- 
cs whofe Bafib is a vola- 
[Salt; and feveral like- 
iodgjfe whofe Bafis is an alca 
:^ir,I e Salt i Ibnie alfo whole 
le) qii is is an acid Salt. Sjhim 
and( ; the Stone muft either 
k \ Jiffolved, or expelled un- 
ux» blved. For diffolving, 
{\r ipropofes Sprit of Nitre ^ 
, k ing ten or twelve Drops 
; Oi t in Deco(^ion of Grafe- 
tl-,e Si Dt; All Stones ((ays hej 
igkeii 1 1 have yet found, are 
n^k [clved in /?aV/ 5;j/>;V ^ 
iCjpiiij re s whence I conceive, 
the 1 1 none can conclude that 
'arts! : coagulation of Stones 
00 I t proceed from an acid, 
leBod ', on the contrary^ from 
laaer lething oppofite to it. 
yti & virtue of generating 
^ctto fncs(Ciys he) lies in au- 
tinie re Things, upon which 
jn 8 i^ount they give Glutinofi- 
itcjand toughnefs to Fluids-, 
hich if (fixt) earthy and 
atile faline Parts be join- 
. fomeching not unlike the 
»nc f he fliould have faid 

by help of a petrifa(5bive 
Gafi or Spirit) is generated. 
Now this coagulated Au^ 
fterc, is infiinged by the 
iliarp Acid of the Sfirit of 
Nitre. And therefore when 
the Rudiments and begin- 
nings of a Scone are laying, 
we muft , befides volatile 
oily Salts, ufe Things that 
diUolve the Stone, amongft 
which,we defervedlyafc be 
the firft place to Spirit of 

Nitre , feeing in it Stcnes 
are lb eafily and fo mani- 
feftly diffolved > and it may 
be given in Beer, Ale, Wine- 
Broth, &c. to make them a 
little fharp , and fo to be 
uledfor Ibme confiderabb 

XLIV. To this o^Syl^ 
'vias ^ the learned Decker i 
makes Ibmething of anlwen 
The Sfirit of Nitre (faith he) 
being put upon the Stone 
poudered, and fet upon a 
little Fire diflblves it : Firft 
it turns it into a tough, and 
then into a watery Matter 5 
but the Mifchef is, the Con- 
fequence in outward and 
inward means is not the 
fame; or at leaft the Spirit 
of Nitre does not anfwei" 

Expectation. And JFr. Hof- 
man fays^ yoa fhould rather 
give Things which confift of 
an abfterfive Virtue^ from 
a volatile Alcalie and Acid^ 
that by their gentle fharp- 
nefs^ do incide and cleanfe 
the filth of the urinary Paf- 
lages, as alfo by their fweet 
fragrancy affeding of the 
Reins^ do hinder the f«cu- 
leney of the Ferment, and 
fo prevent all occafion of 
the Stone. 

XLV. Diureticks are of 
two kinds ; the one Aperi- 
tive^the other Incifive: Ape- 
ritive draw the Matter to 
the Kidnies ; and therefore 
if thele be affedled; are ve- 
ry liiipicious ^ becaule we 
draw the Matter to the part 
afFcded : Bat Inciiivei carry 
not the Matter to the Kid- 
nies^ but only by Inciding, 
Subtilize ; ^nd fo the Mat- 
ter being made fabtil , 
paffestpe Heins. Hence it 
is (and I ever ufe it with 
fijccefs) that if in the begin- 
ning I give Spirit of Vitriol 
to break the Stone, or cut 
the grofs Humor, I quickly 
lee a happy Iffue. And the 
Spirit of Vitriol, though it 


be Diuretick 


yet It c.y 
incides; upon which Sui- 
lilation, while the Ma:rl 
pafles out,the Urineapp: 
more copious, and is tml 
Diuretick by accident ; 
that it carries ought to 
Reins, but becaufe the \ 
ter, when it has no hin>i 
ranee, finds an eafie paffi 
And that is attempted 
vain,after the third or foi 
day, which may be df 
the firfl:; without wh| '^^ 
the Pain is prolonged tt 
or four Days, to the g^ 
damage of the Patient ; 
then we muft ftay for \ jp. 
verfal Evacuation, whicl 
this cafe is not necelFary 
the beginning, but may 
ry well be done, when 
Pain is over. Panan 
Pent, Cap. ^;Obf^i. 

XLVr. River i-^s advi 
That in the ufe of M< 
cinesthat break and ex 
the Stone, they ought 
to be uled once or t\» 
anly , but oftner , 'till 
obftruc^ed PaiTages be op 
ed. And whild- they aregiv 
the Reins and Bladder oa 
be helped with Ba 




Fomentat ions,U n vlions j| 

c4 XIX. practical Pfipccfe* 141 

iit they may operate the a Bean^ and was reflored to 

b:ter. Liquors alfo that 
; of thin Parts, fuch as 
ite and Rheniili-Wines 
ft be given now and 
u\ with internal Emol- 
its, and Laxatives, and 
ings flippery , to make 

r!% Paffages cafie and open, 

y^' i qualifie the Acrimony 

f? other Medicines. 

m , 

^ LVII.T0 a nephritickPer- 
^^] i vomiting Blood, M^^/»j 
¥ rtt not prefcribe Things 
' [t^s 5wce the Stone^left when 
itieatj I Veflels are unftopt, they 
uld open wider, and by 




>T iier vomiting of Blood, 
e ftiould be endangered : 
gave therefore caleined 
rtfhorn, for feveral days, 
refli Broth, and fomen- 
the Part with Camomil- 
i^ers, e^c. lb Bis vomiting 
i^^ifed, and the Stone fell 
loH khe Bladder, and after 
i^i 'k in the neck of his 
(i4 Men Then he gave his 
yyn-falt in Decodion 
Vlallows, fomented his 
'ities with mucilaginous 
ngs, and anointed the 
': with Oil of white 
'2-Tree ; widiin fix hours 
;,iftS voided a Stone as big as 

perfed Health. 

XLVIIL Spirit ofTurpeff- 
tine is a good Thing againft 
the Stone; but before it be 
ufed, Lenitive Purgers fhould 
precede, at leaft, before it 
be continually and daily 
uled. It is a great Medi- 
cine , and has a diiperfing 
Power penetrating deep, 
purifying the Bowels, and 
healing them , diffolving 
coagulated or hardned Tar- 
tar, and expelling it by 
Urine:Yet in the ule of Tur- 
pentine it felf in fubftance, 
purging before-hand is not 
needful, becaufe it has in 
it felf a cathartick Virtue, 
efpecially if mixt with 
Rheubarb in Pouder , as 
Crato^ in Scholtz^im Confi 52. 
advifes. It helps by its 
temperate heat, whereby it 
befriends the Parts deftinU 
to Concodion ; for which 
Reafbnit is good for thofe 
that are troubled with the 
Stone. You may (ee in A- 
mat us Lufnanus^ Cent, i. Oif- 
fer. 63. the Hiftory of a 
MonkjWho every Morning, 
for feveral Months, f^raliow- 
ed a piece of Jurpmttne as 





big as a Nut , and lb was 
cured both of Stone and 
Gout, whm. all other Me- 
dicines would do no good^ 

XLIX; When the Stone 
is voided, though all danger 
is over, yet you ought for 
two or three days following 
toufe AbfterfivesandCleah- 
lers, and Healers^ that the 
Reins may be perfedly 
cleanled and healed; for 
which purpofe, nothing can 
be better than a Bolus of 
Turpentine, made after this 
manner : Take Turpentine one 
Dram and half^ Rheuharhy 
Nutmegs ^ Liquorice^ all in 
Poudery ana half a Dram ; 
mix and make a Bolus: After 
whiehj an Emulfion of fiveet 
Almonds in Barley-water or 
Broth, or Decodion of 
Peafe^ may be profitably 

^ L. How great a Medi- 
cine Turpentine is, is not eafie 
to be declared, it being a 
volatile Alcaly, mixt with 
a frnall quantity of a volatile 
Acid, but the Alcaly very 
much over-powering. It 
purifies and fweetens the 
whole mafs of Blood and 

Humors, after a moftvjjl^ 
derfuland admirable nj] 
ner, and after fuch a 
as 'tis poflible no other l| 
dicine (except of the F.n.. 
ly of Turpentine, as all a; 
tural Balfams are) uin 
Earth can do befides : H 
it momentarily enters toj 
the whofe Mafs of Bl(i[ 
purifies it, fweetens it, 
diifolves all its Coaguli 
entring into its Siibfti 
with its whole and ei 
Body; where, by its 
lutive Power , it does 
which neither Spirit 
Wine can do by its fubt 
nor Spirit of Nitre, Vit 
or Sulphur can do by \ 
Acidity, nor other vo 
Salts can do by their p ®^ 
trability; being indeed ^J 
intruth, one of the mof 
folute Antifsorhuticks^ 
phthijictih y Antifpaftnai 
Antiarthriticks, Antepilep 
and Antinefhriticks y ye 
this fday difcovered 

LI. So thatifaPhyf 
knows rightly how to 
pare and ufe that alone 
dicine, he knows a 1 
which will do more tl 

Cap. xix. Piactical Plipficfe* 

wole Apothecary's ftiop 
biide it : It is a Medica- 
1 jiitit which is a natural 
^i:e of Chymiftry, be- 
\M only a dilTolution of 
as aid, rocks, or gravelly Bo 
\\k by the mighty Power 
he plaftick Spirit of the 
nt, (which deftroys the 
edent pctrifadive Spi- 
>fthe Matter of which 
was made, ^viz* Sand, 
vel. Stones, Rocks, ^c.) 
by a living Alembeck, 

ivit, the Body of the 


p, and all its Limbs, is 
fted,raifed, exalted,and 
lized,purified and made 
le ; and laftly, impre- 
;cd with a mighty Spi- 
in dired anti|^thy and 
. . pfition, and vaftly fupe- 
(.j ftothepetrifadive Spi- 
'.^ as being not only able 
r^ o, but P.lfo undo that, 
^jly :h the faid petrifadive 
^V* [er can never do, or ac- 
^f^ Iplifli again, 

overei|[i. Nature has done fo 

already, towards the 

'.6tion ojt this Medicine, 

ittle remains to be done 

krt ; yet ibmething it 



or fo univerfal an ufe. 


as it is defign'd for v and 
without which, it will not 
perfedly atifwer the defired 
End ; of which we may in 
Ibme other place difcourfe 
more at large: This we' 
could not (even for Piety 
fake) avoid the fpeaking of 
here, confidering that feme 
thoulands of times (in about 
twenty fix, or twenty feveti 
years Pradife) we have 
made ufe of it with admi* 

LIII. If in the Stone in 
the Reins, the Sick piffes 
much Blood, and often, the 
cafe is hazardous, becaufe 
two oppofitc IntenticMis oc- 
cur ; and it is a difficult thing 
to find a Remedy in Art, to 
perform oppofite Intentions 
or Operations, ^iz. to open 
and llop, diffolve and bind, 
break and coniolidate,at one 
and the (ame time : In tfils* 
cafe, you muft fet afide all 
other Remedies, and ha:ve 
recourfe to vitriolick Bath- 
waters, or Waters running, 
from Iron Mines, for that 
their Virtue is moft excel- 
lent, there being no fafer 
or better Remedy to be 
thought of; for fuch Waters 
^_ expei 

144 S A LM O N'S 

^xpel violently and effica- 
cioufly , and are therefore 
Lithontriftick ; and yet C as 
being impregnated with 
Vitriol ) they eminently 
ftanch Bloodj ftrengthen all 
the Vifcera^ and cool the Li- 
ver, Spleen^ and Reins. 

LIV. But becaufe every 

one has not the liberty or 

conveniency ofgoingtothe 

Wells at tuf^ridgCy or other 

Springs coming off of Iron 

or vitriolick Mincs^ we fliall 

here fliewa Way of making 

thofe Waters artificially, to 

perform the fame Intention^ 

which is thus done : i. 

Take fair Sprin^'waUr fix 

jQuarfs^ Salty Vitriol^ or Cry- 

fiats of Mars one Dram ; mix^ 

diJJ'olve and filter through brov/n 
' Paper ^ fo have you a Water in 

Virtue and EffeBs^ like that 

which runs off from the natu- 
ral Iron- Mines. 2, Or thus: 

Take Sfring-'w at era Gallon jSal 

Armoniack one Draw^Scales of 

Iron one Ounce ; mix^ and di- 

gefi for fame days in a gentle 

Sand-heat^ ^till the Water be- 
gins to colour ; then filter and 

keep it for ufe* 3. Or thus ; 
- Take Spring ovater a Gallon' 
\ Spirit of Wine four Ounces • 


Spirit of Vitriol two Dram 
better'^ mix them for ufe. T 
artificial Waters may 
taken from a Pint to I 
Quarts, or more; bui| 
degrees^ and a little w' 
or made into Poffet-di 
ufing moderate exercife; 
farting , 'till the Watc 
out of the Body: 
purge by Urine clean! Jij 
Reins and Bladder ^ « 
Obftrudions of the U 
take away iharpnefsoj 
HumorSjCure inward 
ftrengthen the Stom 
Liver , Spleen , Mefei 
and Womb , are prev 
againft the Dropfie, Ci; '^^^ 
xy , G reen-ficknefs, and 
vy, and cure the pifSi 

LVi Experience has 
long time taught us , 
ftrong Diurcticks mul 
ufed with much cautioi 
that they many timej 
crcafe the Pain, fora ., 
Stone into narrow Paf ''^ 
excoriate the urinary 
fels, and many times 
piffing of Blood, v 
caufe often times Fain 

Swoonings, Convulfior *'^ 
pileplics^ and the like ^''« 





Cap. XlX. 

Practical Pfipficfc 

tli cafe Lenient, or EmoUi- 

3; Clyfters are of lingular 

for by their difcuffive 

perty^ they melt or dif 

e the Humors, clear the 

lary Palfages, making 

r for Urine and Gravel. 

ertain Phyfician had ex- 

ence of this in his own 

Ibn^ who being in ex- 

tn Torment, had eafe 

,J^ taking three Emollient 

p. Iters in one day , the 

I ^el being loolhed, and 

'"^'.^. I thick vifcous Matter 

'^?^^ ;cd with it,being brought 

^^j f with the Urine for fe- 

' ^^^ [ days together, that 

^'f J ice-forth he never fell 

?p li into any fuch pain. 

F. Emollient Clyfters 
be made of Mallows. 
^a-Roots , Millet , and 
ike ; but Faenugreek- 
inferiour to none of 
If alfo with the Cly- 
iicaiiD r'^^pgfffi^g J^falf an Ounce, 
^ ^l Ivnth the Yolk of an Egg^ 
pfe^, it will be fo much 
>revalent and cfficaci- 
Fontanus accounted the 
^viinii xiQQdi given to one 
d,or lefsjis an excellent 
and kept it as a fe- 
Dolaus gives a Milk- 




; mini! 


Clyfter, or one of Milk and 
Turpentine, with the Yolk 
of an Eggi but he advifes 
againft Salt being put in, be- 
caufe it is apt to make them 
Hay long. 

LVIT. Doldetis (out of 
IVedelius) prelcribes this fol- 
lowing Opiate : Take Sper- 
ma Cceti^ Crabs Eyes, ana otic 
Dram, Cinnabar of Antimony 
one Scruple, Volatile Salt of 
Amber four Grains, Lauda- 
num Of latum half a Grain, 
(but I think one Grain^ or two, 
to be better ) Troches of Alka- 
kengi , with Opium half a 
Scruple ; mix , and make a 
Vouder for four t>ofes* In the 
Fit (faith he) when the pain 
is violent, an Emulfion, or 
fome Opiate will be good. 

LVIII. Out of the Fit 
C iaith the lame excellent 
Manj we muft endeavour 
to extirpate the Coagulator, 
and withal, we muft always 
have regard to the Stomach, 
therefore Stomatick Medi- 
cines will be good i lome 
fay there is nothing better, 
either for the cure or pre- 
vention of the Stone than 
this following Aminephri- 
L tick ; 

1^6 S A L M O 

tick : Take Seeds of Anifejnr- 
fljy Dilk Lea'ves of Saxifrage^ 
ana half an Ounce^ Juice of a 
Tike , Crahs-Eyes , Seeds of 
HippSy or wild Briar^ ana one 
Ou7Jce \ mix ^ and make a 
Vender. Dole one Dram at 
a time. The following Pills 
are alfo of good ufe : Take 
Venice Turpentine dried a lit- 
tle at the Fire fii^o Drams^ 
Spanifi Juice of Liquorice-, 
Touder of the fame^ ana half a 
Dram* mix-, and make Tills 
as hig as Peafi^ which roul in 
Vender of Millepedes. Dofe 
one Dram and a h?lf at a 
time Morning and Eve- 

LIX. Some Phyficians 
commend a Yomit^ for pre- 
vention to expel the tarta- 
roiis Matter before it be de- 
rived either to the Reins or J 
Bladder ; Ibme give it in the 
Fitj becaufe Nature feems 
to {hew the way by their 
reaching to Vomit. This I 
fonnd true by Experience, 
in a certain Lady^ a Patient 
of mine, who had lain Bed- 
rid fifteen or fixteen Weeks 
of this Difeafe,* and though 
many things were admini- 
Ilredj UQthing dW good 'till 


N'^ Lifl 

I gave her a Vomit, whh 
was Salt of f^itriol one Dr^ i; 
which gave her fix Vom 
and this I repeated for I 
days together, it made 
great revulfion^ and hacF 
wonderful an effedj thanj' 
fourteen or twenty Ds 
(he was reftored to her j-[ 
fed Health; and thoi 
through the extremity! 
the pain fhe had Convuli 
Fits^ and many returns 
them in a day ; (fo that: 
was given over for dea< 
yet after the firlf Emei 
Doie thofe Fits ceafed, 
her Pains wonderfully di 
nillied; the force of the 
metick being over_, I tl 
adminifrred Antinephrit 
and Stcmaticks, fiich as ? 
ers of Juniper^ Salt of Am 
Ens Veneris , my Tind 
Stomachica, Syrup of 
mons_j with fome ot 
thingsof like nature. / 
withciit doubt Vomits C 
duce much to the Cure 
there ba a real Stone_, oi 
ther obflruding Matter, 
by {training much, it h 
the expuifion of the Sd 
or Gravely as Ibmetime 
does to the delivery 
Woniau in Travel^ by 



i(-;nt commotion of the 

IHe Body^ and compref- 
j of the \4afcles of the 

Pl^itical IPfepfirtt. 147 

nanth y Garlick ^ Cloves- 

t;i taken with fuccefi^ 
icifometimes I have ex- 
k-ed (efpecially if the 
was (Irongj Vinum Be- 
um, or my Cathani- 
Argenteum , with good 
(s; but I chofeto give 
icks to fuch as were 
d cafie to Vomit^ and 
itjhervvife. Salmon* 

;^J t. BaYbet{^xKh he has 
jj,, ' I more by Alteratives^ 
7! Narcotick Medicines^ 
''^^f .by any others; Cly- 
^\ ihe alio faith are very 
''T ^r. And bccaufe in his 

" iJ! as given us an ample 
'^ ^"^ jogue of Antinefhritkh ^ 
'^^ *? not greatly if I trans- 
^lem hither. Roots of 
harrow^ Eringo^ Grais^ 
rlcOj Orricej Parfly^ 
ijlage ^ ) Drop-wort ^ 
i-mallows, ( Onions , 
:kj Leeks.) Leaves of 
♦ws, Maiden-hair,Ger- 




oi tk 

Flou^ers of Elder^ Hops. S^<?^^ 
of Poppy J Gromwel ^ the 
This method I have 1 four great cold Seeds, Anile^ 
Fennel^ Carrots^ fDaucus,) 
Carraways ^ Barley , broad 
Cummin. Fm^j_, as Winter- 
Cherries ^ Straw -berries ^ 
Figgs, rjuniper-beiries.Bay- 
berries. Ivy-berries.) VF'oods^ 
as Hafle-wood^ Nephritick- 
wood_, Guaiacum^ SalTafras, 
Caffia Lignea, Cinnamon,, 
Pine-chips. Balfaws ^ as 
Turpentine; {vIt:^, the Lari- 
cea^ Venice, Cyprefs and 
Chio , Ballams of Gilead^ 
Peru, Tolu^ and Ckili^ Cafi- 
VI \) Baifam of Sulphur ^ 
fimple and compound^ with 
Oyl ofAnnifeedSj orjuni- 
per-berrieSj Whey, Tooth 
of a Boar^ Earth-woimSj 
Tartar , and all its com- 
pounded Medicines. Salts ^ 
as of Tartar, Bean-ftalks , 
Broom^ Po:-allies , Afii of 
Egg-ihellSj of Amber^Nitre, 
Sal-armoniack. Baths, Crabs- 
Eyes. Waters diftilled out 
oi the above-faid Herbs and 
Roots , C Mineral Waters 
from Iron. Mines, Mineral 
Waters artificially made.) 
Sfirit$ ofWmQ^ of Salt, of 
[Sulphur, Vitriol, (Nitre,) 

;er, (Arfmart, Pellito- 

irnomil, ) Ground- Ivy, 

^e, Creffes, Saxifrage, 

ei,il, Golden-Rod, Scha:- 



and of Tartar^ both Acid, 
and {weetned with Spirit of 
Wine ^ and of Ammonia- 

cum. Nephritick Tindure 
of Mynficht. Syrups of Al- 
thc^a^ of white and wild 
Poppies^ Diacodinm^ Bi- 
zantinus. Biuretick Oxymel 
of QLiercetan. Otis ofiwect 
AlmondSj Annifeeds, Am- 
ber ^ and Turpentine, (of 
Carraways^> Dill, Fennel, 
Juniper-berries. ) Nephritick 
AntidotQ of Quercetan, Mon- 
tag7janas Ele6luary. Jaw- 
bone of a Pike. Oyiier- 
Aells calcined. To which 
we add alfo^ our Gutta Vi- 
/^, TinBura Martps^ SpriUts 
Uni'verfalis^ Antifcerbuticz^ , 
AnticoUcm^ Anodpim^ Ape • 
riens ^ Cofmeticus , Voteftates 
*' Bdccarum Juniferi^ Car^i^ 
Cri?}um Uttmavorum^ Litbon- 
triptk^^ Tulegn^ Rofmarini ^ 
Succint , Terehhitbin^, Antfi 
Vtrtutum', Elixir de Sttlpbure^ 
Troprietatfs cum Acido^ Opi~ 
atum^ Ciroulatum minus. Sy- 
rupus CbalybeatHSj Diafulpbu- 
rus^ Ncpbriticus. Sal Mtra- 
hiky Vitriolatunm* Antidotm 
noflra , Ibertaca Londimvfis 
nofi. Laudanum Volatile no- 
ftrum, Pdnla Lunar es^ Mi- 

danum Volatile cum 
Manna^ Honey, Meac 
Metheglin^ RhenifK- 
All thcfe latter Compcj 
you may fee in our Vh\ 
Medisina^ Lib. i. and 

LXI. In a hot (I 
and Conftitution ^ l\ 
gives this : Take Roots 
tbea one Ounce^ Liquorii 
Drams ^ Mallow Leavt 
ij. Melon- feeds bali 
Ounce ; boyl tbem in 
•water • in a Quart of f B® 
lature d/Jfol've Syrup 
Poppies two Ounces^ raw (I 
Eyes bruifed one Dram 
tbem : Dofe two Ounce 
or fonr times a Day Ol 
Take Rofe-water^ Stn 
and Turflane-watert 
Ounce , FropbylaBick-TX 
Cinnamon water ^ ana h\ 
Ounce ^ raw Crabs-Eyes 
one Scruple^ Laudanut 
turn two Grains^ Fell 
b^ Syrupus de Alth 
Ounce 5 mix tbem^ ancl 
be given by Spoonful] 

LXIL In a cold 

and Conftitution , 
I Roots of Refi-barrow,\ 


'Ahilis mfiraj^ephr'itk^, Lau J Saxijrage^ ana one Om] 

|p.xix. practical pijpQcft. 

i^ceihalf an Ounce, Goats 
mW fix Drams, Crahs-Eyes 
,V.aH Nutmegs, Cinnamon, 
.4 lom Ounce, Saffron three 
{m^^^s. Cloves tvjo Drains, 
ml burgh Turpentine one 
,^\d. Sprit of Mdmfey- 
t five Pound: the Ingredi- 
heing cut and hruifcd, dt 
mrteen days, then difiil 
M. Doje one Ouuce Fa- 
and twice or thrice a 
fides. Barbet alio faith _, 
Cochinele, .being taken 
:; mf ^^^^^^ '^ Rhem\li-'wine 
winlf^ Scruple, is a plealant 
(^j/lfiveet Medicine^ and of 

"d^^j Ull, Deckers advifes 

^.Q^^ oUowing Ponder: Take 

^ ( itrdfeed, Tartar Vitrio- 

c^i ^na one Dram and a half^ 

i.^ijl l, of Broom, of Refi-har- 
J"^ \of Pidgecns bung, ana 
{ r fram; mix, and make a 
'\m i'^'. Dofe from one Scru- 
Pi p half a Dram in Par- 
f\i, rater. TheTindureof 

jJephritick Stone is aU'o 
^'■^ good, but it is no where 
[ibed ; but Moehius has 
•reparation-, Take P^« 

'■ i^^^ Ne^hritick Stone ^put 
^''j^ verified Spirit of Salt^ 



ejp , and there will he a 
green TinBure, Dofc from 
fix Drops to tweh^eor twen* 
ty_, in Wine or proper Wa* 
ter. Seeds of Violets are vc> 
ry convenient^ becaule they 
purge and expel the Stone^ 
efpecially if they be ufed in 
an Emulfion, and is called 
by Schroder the Nephrocafhar ■ 
tick Emulfion; it is much 
commended both by Crato 
and Hart m an ^ and is a good 
thing againd fuppreffion of 

LXIV. Spiritus Acetodr 
Mineralis : Take Tartar Vi- 
triolate one Ounce, Julep of 
Rofes one Pound, Cinnamon- 
water four Ounces ; mix them. 
Dofe two Ounces \ ^tis an 
excellent thing: Or, Take 
Tartar Vitriolate one Ounce, 
Radijlj-watir one Pound, Juice 
of Limons two Ounces^ Syrup 
of Corn-Poppies andde Alt he a ^ 
ana one Ounce, Crahs-Eyes two 
Drams -i mix them, Dofe 
two Ounces. Alfo, Spirit of 
J uniper -berries , affufed upon 
Rob of Elder and Juniper^ and 
digeftedj becomes ofa plea- 
fant red Colour^a nd in Ta fte 
like Malmfey-vvine_, and is 
truly a Medicine of gre^c 
L 2 erii* 

a A 1. M U ISi S 


tick Liquor made of Nitj^e 
and Sal Gem, calc'tnd and dif 
fohed "pQV deliquiunij is a 
Nephritick of fingular life. 

So alfo a Nephri- and a hdf^ Jcv^s-fionc 
'prmtick-fione, ana cne . 
V ikes-Eyes 5 Millet-feeal 
two Scruples^ Crj/lals c\ 
tar half a Dram^Salt cf\ 
cne Scruple j mix^ andl 
a Tender. Doie, froif 

LXV. The Urinary Lau 
d^numof Michael: TsikcSpaA a. Dram to one Draij 
nijh Juke of Liquorice dfjcl- 1 any appropriate WattJ 
'ved in Winter cherry Ji^at^r one 
Ounce and a half f^ am f hire one 
Vratn, S^ifhn 

'our ScrufLes^ 
Winter- cherries half an Ounce ^ 
Gum Tragacanth , Mafitck^ 
ana one Dran'i and a half^ 
Laudanum Opiatum two 
Drarrs 5 mix them. It is much 
commended for a peculiar 
Qiiality of provoking U- 
rine^ opening Obftra^tions. 
and expelling the lame. 
Michael iiis Nephritick Li- 
tjuor: Take Lynx-fivne ^ 
Jews-fione, Nffhntick-flor.e ^ 
6png€^ Crjftal ^ Crabs -Eyes ^ 
ana ^. i^, diffolve them in 
retlified Spirit of Salt^ fil- 
Ire the Solinions^ and dijlil to 
d/ynefs'y Jo have ycu at bottom 
a cf^aguUted JSefhritick Li- 

LX V I. JR { Ifincim h is Li- 
thontripdck Pouder: Take 

Crabs-Ey::s prepared *i Goats- 
^tocd prepared^ ana one Dram 

LXVIL Forrefl^^ 
Decoction^ which ioi 
exceeds all other 1 
Take Red Tares three 
Barley hull d twoVram 
of Marfrj Mallorfs^ M 
ana three Drams ; of t 
greater cold Seeds ^ Si 
Dram , fat Figgs nin 
he fens jeven^ Liquoric 
ped fix Drams ^ fair W* 
Found and a half ^ 
half be confumed^ thin 
for an ^fcz^e?^. The 
alft are elreemed. 
? aider of Millepedes ^ 
Eyes , Jiws-frcne , z 
Dram^ Turpentine two \ f^ 
mix, and make Fills 
from half a Dram 
Dram every Mornii 


ing. Deckers his A 
is yet better. Take 
water three Fcund^ red 1 
huiPd Barley, ana two 
Liquorice bruifed^ J 


tp. XIX. 

.; hrj}feJ^ ana 07ie Ounce, 
.Is cf Daticm y Violets^ 
te Fopfies, Nettles^ Aid- 
f , ana half an Ounce ^ fat 
r^s nine , Sehej^ens [even ; 
to a Quart ; ftrain^ and 
y^dve threin Syrups of Corn 
-';W>/j of the five opening 
tSy of Diac'^icUy ana G7;e 
. 'ce and a half^ Spirit of 
. , -f ^rm mlack one Dram j 
them, Dofs fix Oun- 
twice or thrice a Day, 
pping into it at taking^ 2 
:hree Drops of the Juni- 
ated Ballam of Sulphur. 




I The 


XVIII. The Cjme Dis- 
commends this Mix- 
: Take Tarfly-water 
Onnces^ Fennel^ and Trea- 
vater^ ana one Ounce ^ 
it cf Vinegar half an 
'j Crahs-Ejes one Dram^ 
of Juniper-berries fix 
Vj Spirit of Nitre one 
' |p&. Laudanum Opiatum 
Grains^ Syrup of the fivs 
f (or rather Syrup of 
Poppies ^ ) one Ounce j 
them. If the fame be 
tj this Emulfion may 
given. Take HuWd 
ey ( boiPd 'till it cracks ) 

:, Tii 

];^f, Ounces^ f-weet Almonds 
'fif^ ' :ht^ Fiolet-fecds ana half 

an Ounce, white Tcpfy-feed^ 
one Ounce ^ with a fufijcienP 
qua7itity of Barley -water mak* 
ari Emulfion'^ to twenty four 
Ounces of which add Diaco- 
diufn^ Syrup of Corn Popples^ 
ana one Ounce ^ mix them. 
He alfo commends to all 
the Spirit- of Sal Armoniackf, 
given in Rljcnlfl-i-wine ^ or •! 
fome Diurctick Spirit or Wa- 
ter, as a Speciftck Medicine, 
not only ro prevent^ but to 
cure the Stone, ( if britdej 
or eafie to be broken ) Uni- 
verfals being given before- 

LXIX. Junken^ Mcdicm 
Pars 2. Sed:. i* Cap. 18. 
prelcribes this : Take Straw- 
berries fiejh gathered a Gallon^ 
JVtnter-cherries half a Pouna^ 
Horfe-Radijh Roots fcraped 
two Pound, Daucus-feeds half 
a Pound, Juice of Birch^ or 
Birch-wine twenty four ?ound\ 
mix, and difttl in B, M, Dofe 
frome one Ounce to three, 
with Syrup de Althaea half 
an Ounce^ fweet Spirit of 
Nitre ten or twelve Drops. 
Or thus : Take ripe Straw- 
berries four Pound ^ (Winter- 
cherries tvw Pounds) Malaga- 
win^ twa Founds Juniper- 
L 4 nfsHl 

i52 S A L M O N' s Li 

^ater. Water of Tarfly-roots^Uwo Drams, Extract of . 
^nsi two Pound, Ground-I^y ^ quorice one Dram', Void 
Oi^hite Saxifrage-roots, ana Salt of Amber half a Dr it 

one Ounce s Feach-kanels two 
Ounces ,• dtgeft in a Vejjel clofe 
ftcft for a Month, then di- 
(til Dofe from a Spoonful 
to four in the Morning Fa- 
fting ; it is faid both to pre- 
ferve from, and cure the 
Stone. Again ; Take Crahs- 
"Eyes, Sferma Cceti. ana half 
a Scrufle ^ Volatile Salt of 
Amber fix Grai7}s '^ mix for a 
Dofe^ and to be often re- 
peated. Or thus : Take 
IVild - Bryar- Seeds half an 
Ounce y Crabs Eyes, fure Ni- 
tre, ana cne Ounce ; mtx them, 
Dofeone Dram. Or thus ; 
Take Crabs Eyes one Scruple, 
Volatile Salt of Amber fix 
Grains, Laudanum Ofiatum 
one Grainy or two ; jnix them 
for a Dofe. Again; Take 
Malaga-Wine one Quart. O- 
fium in pGuder, Salt of Tartar^ 
ana tjpo Ounces; mix, di- 
ge^ a Week, or longer, flttr^ 
and hep it for uje. Dofe one 
Spoontul. This has been 
11 'ed with good fucccfs. 
'.Pake Cyprefc Turpentine one 
Ownce, Balfam of Peru one 
DraWj Fouder of Flurentine, 

mix, and make Tills. I 
from half a Dram to a S| 

LXX. Syrup made 
Juice of Tellitory of the 
with Ho?iey, is a SpecificJj 
this Difeafe^ it opens all 
PaflageSj provokes Urj 
and that without any ftrj 
ing of tlie parts or pain^ 
expels Sand^ Gravely o 
ther Matter which obftr 
the PaiTages: Take of 
Syruf four fpoonfuls, IV 
or RheniJJj-wine, a quart 
a Tint ; mix for a Dofi,u ^^f 
given Morning and 

ill' I 
LXXL Where the ^ 
feafe is extream^ and 
Sick has not made Wate: 
many days, this folio 
Liquor may be given. 
RhemJh~w\nQ, Malaga 
ana one Pound and a 
Omens and Garlick brn 
ana twenty, Horfe radiflj 
hrmfed fcur Ou?ices, Jun 


Orr ice- Root s^ Crabs Eyes, ana ( h ernes hrinfed two Om 



alofVotaflief half an Ounce ; 
7 digeftfour or frue days, 
P decant the clear. Dofe 

P?acttcaiP8pncft. i^ 

three or four Spoonfuls {e- 
veral times a day. 




^hk\ the STONE 

5peciS I 

)j(es(j JEfore we comeabio- 
;2ny| lutely to the mat- 
jrpjjn 1 hand^ ic is neceflary 
.^ygj , fcufs the Point, VVhe- 
j^g the Stone in the Blad- 
■^j(j ji can be broken by Me- 
r,^,' jj teSj or not ? That it 
] Jy, be broken many Phy- 
jj/^ IS do affirm^ and bring 
2j^/ oof thereof their Ex- 
nces : The reafon they 
srfor itiSj ThatMedi 
may do it^ ading by 
t^uity, acidity, afpe- 
and their diuretick 
Or, that there is a 
tg Salt J as well as a 
fating One, which Vir- 
[ire not to be denied to 
[ij PlantSjMetals^ Stone5_, 
iHinerals. d^ti^s. Lib, 
;lh ns how Philagrius 
the Stone intheBlad 
jii/vich Goats-blood and a 

in the BLADDER 

Hedge-Sparrowmixt together. 
Ijiur ember gius cured one of 
a great Stone by the ufe of 
Millepedes, A Jefuite at Rome 
cured a Printer's Son of the 
Stone with Millepedes rightly 
^prepared. Tumanm in la^ 
tro. Lib. 4. Tag. 262 : faith^ 
He broke a Stone, which 
was defign'dro becut^ by 
giving a little Pouder of 
Cr;/?/W to drinkj orthedif- 
foluble fubfiance thereof^T/si 
Calcin'd in a Potter's For- 
nace at leaft nine timeSj and 
quenched in >iettle-water, 
to be reduced to a Calx.then 
put intc 4 Cellar to meltf^r 
deliquit'm. Rhajts , Lib. 9. 
laith^ He cured a Srone in 
the Blddder of long Handing 
with his Pills. Horatius An- 
genius, and his Father, with 
k3me others , cured ieveral 

154 5 A li ^A i^ r4 :> 

with the fame Medicine. 
Johannes Vre'uotius laith, the 
Stone in the Bladder is bro- 
ken by a Plader of white 
Onions boiled^ and applied 
to the bottom of the Belly. 
• Hippocrates^ Qakn^ A'vkmna^ 
Dtojcorides^ and others are 
of the lame Opinion. And 
the Author of this S^2l02li 
knew one who was appoin- 
ted to be cut of the Stone^ 
by taking Diuieticks^ was 
perfectly cured ;, of which 
^Horfe Raildifl) was chiefs was 
perfectly cured h fo that for 
more than twenty five years 
fince, he has not been trou- 
bled with it. And it is pot 
fible that a thouftnd more i away^ or 

other like, might be cyl' 
fandy, gritty Concretl^, 
friable 5 and eafily brok ; 
whereas we fay 5 had ^ 
Stone been great, and hW^. 
like a Flint5the Event wc d 
not have iuceeedcd; ;. § 
can bring alfo theOpinio i{ 
Experience of many gj j^ 
Phyficians to the contr| 
Hartman is of Opinio; 

Stone in the Bladder, 
be confirmed, and alii|P ^^^ 

come to fome magniti S^}' 

is fcarcdy cured by anj fj" 

ther way than by cuci 4' 

Barhet felth a cnm\% ^^'"i 

Stone is leldom', a 1 ^^\ 

Stone can never be wa '^^^ 

cured by U '" 

of thefe Examples may be cincs. Guarinonim faith, 

II. To all thefe Things 
we anfwerj I . That all theie 
Examples, and thoufands 
more of the like, can be no 
Rule to conclude the thing h 
becaufe all the iame Things 
have been ufed with all care 
and circumfpedion to o- 
thers, where the (iiccels has 
not been anfwerable. 2. 
That it is probable that the 
Stones dijTolv'd by the afore- 
Ciid Medicainejtfs^ and liich 

fcarce ever any one faw f^ 
Stone broken by Medk ^ ^' 
I could name multitud^'"'^' 
©thers of this Opinion 5 
thefe may faffice. And 
daily Experience , tol 
Grief, and the wreti 
nels of miferable Pati 
are as demonflrable an 
refutable Arguments o; 
Impoffibility of Cun 
Medicines without cut 
Though JVincleras^ in 
euriof.An, y6>0kfir, ! 02. 
he broke the Stone ir 


Eap.xx. p?acticai 

:Bdderof ii Bo}^ 12 oldjand 
ught k away peace-meal 
this Medicine: Take fur= 
Viokt^Seed half an Ounce '•> 
ters of Straiijherriesy Rs[i- 
row J Winter-Cherries^ ana 
s, make an Emulfion ^ to 
ch add Goats Blood two 
d'^ Hog'Lice prepared one 
\ Species Ltthontripics 
a Dram h Spirit of Tvir- 
me one Scruple 5 ynix them : 
e two ipoonfulfs often 
H) which made it come 
^y in pieces: Probably 
might be fiich a foft 
bling Stone as Barhet 
aks of. I have made trial 
^, por three feveral times^, 
thc\Experiment fdccee^ 
I not ; poilibly the Stores 
J J rhc be of a flinty Sub^ 
^,\^{j, [ice, and therefore the 
i,,j^^;^^ ^erimeut not to be defpi- 
The lair I tried it up= 
without iuccefs, was cue 
he Stone 5 which being 
farted 5 weighed three 
Dces, and lb me odd 
iinsj and was of a hard 




marble4ike fu 


II. Moreover ^ when it 
) be confidered, that the 
ance of Place is far, and 
; ways by which the Me- 

diclnes pafs many : and that 
if :hey beftrong , they carry- 
large quantities of Matter 
from the whole Body to the 
Bladder_, and do more hurt 
by their acrimony and te- 
nuity _, in fcowring off the 
Lenter^ Mucus ^ or flimj Mat- 
ter^ which ufually flicks to 
the Stone_, and ierves it for 
a Bed > whereby the Stone |l 
is made fharper and harder_, 
and diereby raifes more in- 
l tenfe pains than befoi^e : 
Eu: if they he weak^ they 
lofe their Virtue before 
I they come at the urinary 
' Paifages and Bladder , 
whereby they do little or 
no good at alL I fay, all 
thele things being ecu fide- 
red, they Itill contirm me in 
ray Opinion, That if a 
Stone be large, and of a flin- 
ty or Marble-like hardnefs^, 
or iubffance ,. there is no \ 
Cure for the Hime by 
Medicines, biit by the Hand 
only of the Operator. 

IV. Sometimes alfo we 
aredeceivedj^nd think there 
is a Stone, vl^hen indeed 
there is none ; as is recorded 
concerning a Noble- Man^ 
who after he had been tor^ 

i56 S A L M 

mented with pain and diffi- 
culty in making Water^ the 
Thyjtcians and Chyrurgions 
doubted whether there was 
a Stone^ or no ; having ufed 
Medicines to no purpofe^ 
he was cut for the Stone,, as 
is ufual^ and was eafed of his 
pain ; yet they found no 
Stone^ but a fungous Flefli 
in the neck of the Bladder^ 
w!iich by degrees was con- 
lumed by convenient Me- 
dicines. A like Example to 
thisj c?.n relate of a Patient 

of mine, 'viz,, Mr. S not 

long fincc one of the Shreijf's 
of the City of Lcndon ; who 
having JDeen for (bme 
Months troubled with Pain 
and Obftrudion of Urine^ 
with mod other fymptoms 
of the Stone, it was belie- 
ved not only by my felf, 
but by fome others^ to be 
the Stone', He alfo for a long 
timepiffed Blood, and made 
bloody UrinCj which fome- 
times I helpt him of, though 
it often returned again. He 
was a if rong , lufty ^ and 
well lookcl Man, and lorall 
that could be feen^ might 
have lived many years. Be- 
ing at his Councry-Houfe^ 
at T- ^ , he was afrefli taken 

O N ' S 



ill, (ashimfelf, and well 
thought, with the Ston^) 
He immediately came he e 
for London J and lent tor e 
as foon as ever I came i a 
his Company J I law D( hj 
in his face ; he took mev' 
the hand, held me, enga dj 
my Company for that c 
or 'till night > and 
(as cnefenfible his End 
nearj told me^ he kne\i| 
had not long to be here, 
therefore pray'd me to 
with him as long as 1 
ved : I could not deny 
Requeft of fo worthy 
good a Man ; however 
ter four or five hours il 
with him , he dilmifl: 
and prayed me 1 w( 
come to him the next ( 
and fir with him i whic 
did ^\'Q or fix hours 
pray'd me I would not 1( 
hinij for that it was the 
trouble he fhould put m^ 
yet being late, difmift 
again of his own accord 
gaging my Company ag 
Going to lee him the i 
day, he was inlenfible^ 
knew me not, lying, aj 
luppofed by his great § 
ning in dreadful pain, 
under the Agony of DeBlj^, 


Cap. XX. 

p?actfcal Pfipficfe. 

me to 

b the force of which Paro- 

X !rn, he furrendred his vi- 

[Breath. He was imme- 

jtely opened by 

An excellent Chy- 
ionof thisCity^ nothing 
found amifs in his whole 
iy, lave the Lungs on his 
fide grew to his Ribs; 
the Vifcera were found 
firm h nor was there 
StoTfe in either Reins or 
'er: At 1 aft opening the 
ng as Itor , we found a Fungm 
)[ denj ^oljfus of Flefli^ growing 
worthy he bottom of the Bla^- 
owevei and hanging down to 
; ho'jn -Neck J being as near as 
iiiiifi )uld guefs about fix In- 
le 1 « slong) and an Inch and 
ensxt ["Diameter^ which gave 
niwhi )tal fuppreffion of Urine 
hoiiij ime of Death: It was 
jUnot ^fojjfus or Fungus which 
:w]5tli i^and almoft continually 
IdpiitD! le him make bloody U- 
diH \ by which at length he 
rijccon ' Ibmething emaciated \ 
ymfi ! withal, it had begun, or 
:0 tiiv* ^ in part mortified^ where- 
{jnfe ,n Death enfued. I re- 
jyiiig^ this to ftie w how eafie it 
i-'gjfji w: the beft and wifeft 
^ (for there was ieveral 
ml, learned, and worthy 
fons, in Confultation a- 


bout this Gentleman,) to be 
deceived ; and how eafie it 
is for us(notwithftanding all 
our Knowledge, Skill, and 
Experience^ to err and be 
miftaken ; and when we 
think we do for the better, 
even then , to do for the 
worfe? Though I muft con- 
clude concerning this Per- 
fbn, That if we had truly 
known what his malady had 
been, it had been abfolute- 
ly impoflible for the moft 
skilful Artift, or wifeft Phy- 
fician, to have cured him j or 
faved his Life. 

V. Some are againft the 
ufing of Laps Sponp^ Lyn- 
cts , cakind Egg-^iells ^ and 
iiich-likejbecaule 'tis thought 
they may hurt the interme- 
diate Parts ; But this is not 
i<) ; for as Senmrtus urges, 
their Efficacy doesmuch de- 
pend upon their faline Spi- 
rits which get into the 
Stone, and diflblve it into 
Atoms, juft as Metals and 
Minerals are diflblved in 
j^qua-fortis \ and Coral, 
Pearl, and the like, in Vim- 
gar : For which Reafom the 
ule of fuch Medicines are 
not to be negle^^ed, 


Vl.Univerfals having been 
premifed^ we muft come to 
the ufe of DiurctickSj what- 
Ibever fome Phyficians have 
iaid to the contrary; and 
fiich Things are to be ufcd 
which may be able to cleanfe 
and open the Reins, but to 
extend their force to the 
Bladder alfo; that fo (if the 
Stone is too big to be avoi- 
ded of its own accord the 
natural way) it may be di- 
reded to the neck of the 
Bladder, and fo be either 
for^d 0Dt> or taken out by 
the help of IniirumentSjand 
the Hand of a skilful Artifh 
'Tis truej that Ibme Phyfi- 
ans ('as Aw^nna for one) 
forbid the ufe of Diureticks^ 
by reafon they take away 
the shnny Coat from off the 
Stone^ thereby caufing more 
vehement pain ; yet if we 
refped: the Cure, 'viz,, of 
expelling a Stone which is 
but finally (and pofTibly may 
come forth of its own ac- 
cord, by the help of Diu- 
reticks , through the na- 
tural paffage , ) Diure- 
ticks muft beufed^and thole 
which are of the ftrongeft 
kind alfo J not only to pre- 

S A L M O N'S Lib! 

vent its future growth, 
in order to the expellin^l 
it through the neck oF 
Bladder and Urethra. 





VII. HoTAtim Aiigt 
commends this^ asanexd 
lent thing for this purpcl 
even to break the StoiJ,. 
Take Millepdes frefare^Wr^^! 
ounce 5 common Spirit of P^- 
four Ounces ; Red C 
Tesfe-Broth five found ; .,] 
them for eight Dofes : O, 
two of which , as yoi 
need requires, may beta 
in a day. But the Potefi 
or Powers, made of thi 
as we have taught in the 
king the Cantharides (in 
I. Cap. 2^. SeB, i. of*'.^' 
Vhylaxa Medicin^e) wijl 'W( 
much more effe^lual tQ ""'k 
fame purpofe ; and mi] ^^}\] 
given from ten^ tot went 
thirty Drops, in a Glal 
Ale, Mead, or Wine, 
may alfo give the Fote(i 
LithoTJtriptic^^ in the p jflto; 
quoted for the fame inte 
on, and in the lame I 
and manner; they are a 
dicine not enough to bcjfnoft 
lued for this Difeafe 
thefe Powers being of t 
pricking, and volatile P 

ijapen Obftrudions, and 

e all tartarous Matter^ 

^1 breeds the Stone and 

^y but alfo diiTolves a 

and porus Stone if 

and then brings it a- 

fo mnch 
ahfut four 


as may over-tcp it 
Ifjohis^ and this 
will extraB all the Tif^Bure 
of Bloody lea'ving the Spirit 
behind^ which may lervc a- 
gain for the like occafion. 
Or thus: Take reBiJied Spirit 
oflSlitre eight Omtces ; put it 
into a large ^ wfll-glazed Ear- 
then vejjel 3 or into a large 
Glafs Vefica ; put into it 
Gradatim, Goats Blood dried 
eightOunces't fo will it difolvCy 
digep: twenty four hours^ and 
yoH will have a glorious red 
Effence : Put to it twenty four 
Ounces of the hefi rcBified Spy^ 
rit of Wine, by degrees ' mix 
welly digefi a Week^ then filter, ^ 
and keep it for Ufe clofe ftcpt^ 
It is a volatile Acid^ joined 
with a volatile Alcalie^ and 
fuch are the Spirit of 
Wine, and Effencc of the 
Blood ; Dofe from ten^ to 
twenty, or thirty, or forty 
Dropjj in any convenient 
L'quor. It opens all man- 
ner of Obftrud:ions in any 
part of the Body, provokes 
Urine powerfully^ and is an 
admirable good thing againft 
the Difury and Ifchury^ viz,: 
where the Water comes Ical- 
jding, and by drops, or 
r9Bifi^4 Spirit ffffji^e, j whcr? ^ is totally fuppreft. 


[f. Goats Blood is faid 
Specifick againft the 
being taken in fub- 
f, dried, and inpouder, 
half a Dram to a 
Dram, in White or 
ifli-Wine , or in our 
Nephriticus, There 
Jthing more than or- 
in it, as to this 
fmg generated of a 
iken (romfiony^ rosky 
tins^ and Herbs proper 
\this Difeafe: Befid«s, 
:bs the acid Juice,and 
Iters the petrefa6tive 
in its Root ; But it 
I much more powerful 
I prepare It with our 
TJni'verfalis , which 
[eight or twelve hours 
Ijfolve it, and extrad 
ice; this you may 
half a Dram: But if 
[ercof the Sick cannot 
\fifftife upon this Ejfence 

\ 160 


IX. I have found much 
good in this following, for 
bringing away Sand^ Grawl^ 
©r any mucous Matter ob- 
ftruding the Urine: Take 
Strasburg Turfentine two Oun- 
ces ; Oleum Petroleum one 
Ounce '^ Oleum Anifii^ Bacca- 
rum Juniperi ^ ana half an 
Ounce ; Millepedes prepared^ 
Earth-worms prepared, pure 
Salt of Tartar /volatile Sal-j^r ' 
moniack ana three Dramsymix 
them I Dole from fix Drops 
to twelve 5 or morei in a 
Glals of Ale^Wine^or Mead. 
Sometimes I prepared it 
thus: Take Strasburg Tur- 
pentine two Ounces^ Oleum 
Fetrclcum one Ounce 5 Oil of 
Limons^ Caraways ^ fweet Fen 
nel'feedy ana half an Ounce ; 
Crabs Ejes ^ Goats Blood pre- 
pared^volatile Sal-jirmoniack^ 
'volatile Salt of jimher, ana 
three Drams ; ftrong TmElure 
of Thehian Opium ^ made with 
the befi rectified Spirit ofWme., 
an ounce and half '^ 7mx them ^ 
Dofe from ten Drops^ to 
twenty 3 thirty, or more, 
according tc age and 
ftrength in any proper Ve- 

X. This is a thing I 
often experienced with 
fuccefi : Take of our S^ 
Univerfalit two Found y 
fed Onions , eight Oi 
Par fey hruifed four Ot 
digeft twenty four hours ^ 
out hy prejfing ^ then p 
through a Filter ; Dofe m 
half a fpoonfulj toa fj 
ful^ or more^ in a Gla| 
Ale, Mead, Wine, 6r^ 
(ley, or Arfmart-wate 
thus : Take common S^ 
Wine a Quart ; hruifed' 
ons ^ Anifeeds , Varfii 
cit\a.Jix Ounces ; mix^ 
three days ; ftrain, filte^ 
keep it for Ufe : Dole th 
tour fpoonfuls in any fi_ 



XI. Laurenhergius^B 
us , and others , mi, 
commend this, as a. 
almoft infallible: Tal 
Salt of Tartar 0: 
Parjley-water a Quart j 
d^JJolve, and filter it t 
three ti?nes through hro'ii ] T 
per^ that it may become ' 
then put into it the fre, 
ward Rind of Orange pe 
much as to colour it of a i 
colour^ (y'lz^about two Ot 





practical WMtl. 


'^\',h three days^ decant the 

' rrand keep it for Ufe : The 

,f is a fpoontull j or 

r, in half a Pint of 

sfe or Rhenilli-Wine^ or 

f^^K in which Muftard- 
c or Horie-Radifh-root 
i;cn infufcd. 


:!, toa 


[I. This is commended 
, ' tfne for to expel the 
^.[^ J in the Bladder 
^'^>^ pedes frefared, Bedugar, 
''^'^^^3enge of the Briar bufh. 



urfte Violets^ ana one 
^''"j'J;' ^peeki Lithontriptic^e 
1^^ yrams*j mix them, make 
' "'^ 'Mr\ Dofetwo Drams, 
^Y1 ri Ounces of a Diure- 
^^^^ I)eco(5tion^ mixt with 
w^yiDrams of Spirit of Ju- 
\ It was given at five 
le Morning for fome 
; and a little aftcr^ a 
quantity of reddilTi 
ic came away ^ with 
is like Scales of Fiflies,, 
■^h was the Coat or Cruft 
(«^lhed from a larger Stone \ 
''^m by the continual ufe 
'eof, the Sick was freed 
his Difeafe. 

^Jljes mix 'with an equal quan' 
tity of Sugar: Dofe two 
Drams in any convenient 
Vehicle, as Spufrts Nefhriti- 
cits , mixt with a Glaft of 
White or Rhenifh-Wine : 
But Arnoldus de V'tlla nova 
took a Hare, andflCd the Belly 
"With the skin^ Saxafrage^ Mil- 
let ^ Lapfs Lyncis y Lap^ jTw- 
daic^y Lapis Spongia^ Cink- 
Take \foily and golden Rod^ and then 
ealein'd it\ of which he 
gaveafpoonfulin a Glafs of 
Wine every day •, it broke 
Cfays hej and forced away 
the Stone in the Reins and 

Is: 1\ 


MI. This has been ap- 
jved of: lake a Hare with 
\g^ calcine it to Jjhes^ thefe 

XIV. I have often given 
this following Medicine 
with incredible fiiccefs: Take 
Scrasbu*'g Turpentine two Oun- 
ces \ Hercules n&Jler half an 
O'/nce-i Bez,oar MineraU, Crahs 
EyeSy Millepedes prepared ^ ana 
q. f. mix J and make Tills : 
Dole two Drams twice a 
day^ drinking after it the 
following mixture : Take 
Rbeniflj-pfine eight Ounces ; 
Sjrupus Ncphriticm an Ounae; 
Foteflates Lithontriptica fifteen 
Drops , mix for a Draught, 
This 1 liave alfo proved with 
good Succeis : fake Balfam 
M ■ 

i^a S A L M ON ^S U 

^Peru half a Dram] 0//j[ ipace h aI!owad to tab 
ofNardand Mafikh ^ afia! 
ten Drop ; Oil of Juniper fix 
Drops ; Lapis Judaicus prepa- 
red J Crabs Eyes fifteen Grains : 
mix^ and give it in Whitt or 
Hhemfii-Wine^ or a DecoBion 
of Millet. 

XV. If by thefo, or fome 
of the Medicines mentioned 
in th« former Chapter^ the 
Sick receives no benefit, you 
muft come to manual ope- 
ration ; how that is to be 
performed, whether by the 
AffarMm minor or major ^wc 
have taught in cur Synopfis 
M.eAicina y Lib, 3* Cap, 16. 
SeU, 7. c^ 8c to which we 
fiiall i-efer yoa. But there 
IS another way of taking out 
th^ Stone ^ which is thus: 
Ih Artifi puts bis Finger up 
tbt Anus, and mo'ves the Stone 
to the fore-fart of the Belly ^ and 
then by a hole cut in the Muf- 
cuius Rc<!tus, according to the 
DuB of the Fibres y above the 
Os Pubis, he takes out the 
Stme by the help of the Lapi- 
diilium, or a pair &f Forcefr, 
The Operation being per- 
formed this way_, a dripping 
of the Urine need never be 
feared^ andbefides, a larger 

the Stone in. However 
Operation is not withd 
danger, bcfidcs the troi 
for if the Lips of the W( 
made in the Bladder, b< 
united to the Mufcb ol 
the Abdomen., an Exulia 

tion of the Bladder folk 
which both makes n 
pain^ and creates an t 
more incurable than 1 
Stone it (elf Roujfetm ( 
mends cutting in the G 
elpecially for Children 
is approved by Hddantt. 
larger Stones, which caj 
be brought to the Verini 
It bein^ there taken 
with Icfs pain and dang( 
an Hemorrhage. The 
ling of the Bladder ij 
extraordinary , becaul 
has fle^y Fibres j by the 
whereof, and the in 
heat, the Wound is the n 
eafily cured. 




Some m]Q^ I 
into th© Bki 




thinking thereby to b 
the Stone/or tlrnt the 
dicincs are not altcrecin 
their paffage, nor lofe ly 
thing of their Virtue, a) 
thole do which ar^ givej 


Ip. XXI. 

Piartical P6?Ccfe* 




e mouth, but reach the 
ce immediately. I hav» 
bled Opiates with good 
o^tklift for giving eafe. If 
fci^iquors be iharp, they 
^^ic tobsluch^ thatbrea- 
ni the Stone.they may not 
ii|the Bladder; as Waters 
of the A(hes of Scor- 
Parfley-roots^ Knee- 
i, Crabs EyeSj Peliitory 
Wall, Pigeons dung, 
Baverm injeds Fetro- 




leum in which Lap^ 'L.yncts 
has been boiled and ftrained 
forth, embrocating at the 
fame time with a Decoction 
of Mallows. He lays it 
wonderfully breaks the 
Stone in the Bladder* Or 
you may injed with this : 
Take a [mail \Jxvvium of 
Fot-y^jhes one Pound ^ crude 
Opium two Drams -y mix^di^ 
geft twenty fmr hours i theft 
^r^in out the Liquor for ufe. 

CHAP. xxr. 

; JJjecipioIl^^^ t VjcVni-jerfal Medicine of 

g^tl^a and is very fine and 
pure: In one pound you 
will not have above two, 
three^ or four Ounces of the 

II. This sniucfeQlsei: 

taken from its own ^iXit- 
ra, (being firfl: p0Ulire5; 
you ihail put into a Glaft 
Retort, with a Receiver ; 
then vou lliall fquee>€ the 

Cmfitfilfter through iea= 

t1)Cl*. If you cannoc get 

this Hungarian ^llXtt^i 

auixWritiet^take g)pam% 

which is the next beft , ^nd 

e. Tk- 

'jdk i THat we have ^entg- 

, bcai f matically delivered 

by till * Deron Medicum^ Ub,i 

ttie i 17. coHcerning the uni- 

idijtlie I Medicine of F^r^r^Z/^i-, 

Jafon of its exceeding 

Inefstothc World J we 

In this place unfold ; 

ifl nivhat we before delive- 

)ytol in obfcure terms, we 

^[tli« here explicate with all 

. j0 ^jcerity imaginable. 

^r lo( i Take of ths bell 

X0 CfeRter, which iepa- 

^^t fomits^Jineta: The 

5 brought from f^m- 

1^4 SAL M 

fpC€?e it through tt^tlftt 
/everal times : If you cannot 

get g)pan!aj Cluicfefliaer, 

tdke the piireft and belt you 
can get J whofe Goodnefs 
you may try, by evapora- 
ting a little oi it away in a 
filver-fpoonj if it fly s away _, 
leaving a yellow or white 
^pOt at bottom, it will 
lerve ; but if it leaves a 
black or green ®pOt j it is 
naught for this Work. 

III. Take thisfiElmCfefll^^ 
SlCr? (which is for our pur- 
pofej lU^lI) it ten or twelve 
times with S)alt or CJltte- 
gar, and then tqiltm it 
as many times through JLt^= 
tl)tV, that it may be pure 
and clear^ and be freed from 
all mixture of foulneft: 
ThelpimptiaUand ©pa- 
nifl) SiUICfeflfteri are pure 
ofthemlelveSj and need not 
be waftied. 

IV. Firft you are to fe- 
paratG the ^CtCUrium 
CoagUlatlim 5 from the 

f^rrcurp (Biie, with- 
out any Corrofive; and 
that the faid fpCltUrp 2Il= 
ie iliallbe alliJeftilland as 
clear as a Qimitt lOOfe- 

inff'^lafg; which i^er- 
curp coasulate, p^racdfas 

O N 'S 


calls Tracifiolum ; and 
that it muft be lep^ 
dead from its own 9 
ra^ and that the 9^ 
mU lliall be ftill i 
after that the Pra'cipk 
feparated from it ; a 

the Corpus 99 

211131 is the P?eC 

99inera; and tha 

EkBum Miner ale Imm 

is the ^eiturui3( 

V. Varacelfm faith] 
when the atgCUt 
lliall come to its loca 
nata^ that the 3tgCl 
QlDum fhall leave iti 
cipiolum behind it, in 


and that the SCffCtlt' 
will go away alive^ a 
main a Mtrcurm Vivm 
loca defiinata ^ when 
Mercury Vivt fliall le; 
Semen ovTraclpolum is 

and @)il&er. ©OlDi 

beft placCj by realbn 
fixation and purity > 
after ^OlD, is ®ilWl %l 

this Vr^ecipdum lieth h 
the whole Art ot Cloy}} 
If a Chymifi knows nod 
to make or feparatj 
Vraciviolum from its 

hi). XXI. 

practical p&pficfe. 

tt0 2311)111^5 he will 
f the whole Art. 
This Tracifiolum is the 
r whereof is made the 
Ifhers Mercury ; that is^ 
Ji it is reduced into its 
'^ ^\'^\Vlatter , which is into a 
^'^^)^kar^yater^ tranfparent 
'^^ S tyftal ; it is then Hippe- 
hJ Pll nd will eat and drink 
^'l th vn Blood ^ and multi- 
rwk r felf with kpr Infinitum, 
CUniilllthis Water will bring 
e Metals, as Gold and 
r^ into their firli: Mat- 
Being thus prepared 
►fophically , ( without 
hing of a Corrofive ) 
es Hydro fern J Vodagram^ 
um Venereum^ and many 

I. The Philo(bphers 
his StrgentaiSe their 
; and the Vractftolum^ 

tar-y both make the 
fophers Spiritum Vim 

"hfhicum , which ?ara- 

calls now and then 
m Mercurii^ and Spiri- 
' ^ercuriij his Sal Ar mo- 
rn^ his Sal Miner ale ^ his 
um Maria _, his Horje 
, his Fire J with an hun- 

other Names to de- 
the Vulgar. 

II. iToe froeefs. of the 

Pr^cipiolum : Take acgCUt 
2Jli3E well purified ten partsi 

of our ©olU:, or out ©ilDei: 

one part, rnot the common 
©OlO or %i{\)tt which 
the Vulgar uib , but ours, 
'Viz,* ©ClU '-veil refined 
through antmtOnP^orS)!}. 
aer refined with lettD) 
made into fine £cat!CS; 
make an auialgama of 
both in a warm Glafs- Mor- 
tar, mixing them well; 
then put this amaiffaitH 
into a Retort _, (as hereafter 
lliall be direded,j and put 
it on an earthen Capel ^ or 
an earthen Pan , with one 
part clear Sand^ and as 
much fifted Afhes ; and co- 
ver it with another earthen 
Pan. land^DUL to it^a licde 
Reces^f^mWmng of > 
it; and then make a fire in 
your Furnace, and give in- 
different heat, diftilling the 
(^^erqirp from our ©Oltl 
or S)ilSCC with an equal, 
fire: Now and then take 
the Pan from it; and when 
you fee the peiTUtp is 
difiilled from the (SOltJ or 
©lHjCr? cover it again^ and 
let the Fire go out : The 
next morning take the Re- 
urt and Receiver ^ and if any 
M 5 pare 



part hang in the neck of the 
Ketort (as fome willj you 
Ihall wipe it off with a Fea- 
ther, to the other ^Crciirp, 
which is in the Receiver, 
If you will^ you may now 
and then hold a glowing 
Cole to the neck of the Re- 
tort, that the ^CtCUtp may 
run to the other which is in 
the Retort, When you have 
feparated the S^etCUtp, 
then fcrape your ®tA^^ 
(which will lie at the bottom 
of the Retort) with a crooked 
Iron, and take it out^ and 
put it into a Glafi Mortar^ 
pouderit fmall, and mix or 
mingle it with, /. e. 3ttli!l- 

gamnte it with your 9^ti- 

Clirp againj by degrees, or 
by little and little; and put 
this amalffatHtl again into 
the Retort, lo fliall you find a 
poudcr, that will not go into 
the ^emirpj do not caft 
it away, but put it with the 

iSnialgiima into the r^- 

tort^ (or elie you will lofe 
your Vracipiolum^) and di- 
flil it again as before, now 
and then taking the Pan 
from itj to iee if the 9^Zt' 
CUrp be almoft all gone 
o^er; and if it be, let the 
fire go out^ and cover with 

the earthen Pan again, 
let it (land till the next orl 
ning, and then take he| 
Retort and Recipent agj 
from the Furnace, or oil 
the Sand , and and 
your^ltraip again 
a Feather out of the net! 
the Retort to the other! 
CUrp, which is in th( 
cifient, fcraping alio 
with your crooked 1] 
your i^OlD out of your] 
tort. This done^ 

IX. Put it again ii 
Glafs Mortar , ( whei 
ierve, you (hall diftilfoj 

the ^ercutp Ofte 

go from the iSolD, w| 

remains at the bottoi 
the Retort, and that! 
^erCUrp may remain^ 
your laid ©0l5)) and;*j 
der again very fine, 

amalgamate again 

S^eitUrp with your (gj| 
and by little and little, 
before-mentioned, you 
find that the i^OlO 
S^etCUrp will not fo 
mix togetiier, as they 
at firft and iecond ti 
Then take it and piit^il 
gain into the Retort^ dij 
ling as afore (not c^ii 
any Pouder away^ wH 

bk xxT. Piacticm Pfipficfe. 1^7 

Hinay think toh^ faces ^ way you muftcleanle or(e- 

rhen you will lofe your parate the Vrcecipolum from 

'aifiolum: ) Take your the 0Ol5 and gj^etattp, ) 

1^5 out of the Furnace^ or as follovveth. 

)f the faid Capell.fcr^pQ i XL- When you have the 

^OlO with your croo- ilgn that your ^etCtltp will 

otfeiilron out of your /^e- hardly aUtalpniilte , or 

ieottgf 3"^ y^^ ^^^^ ^"^ ^^^^ \ ^^^ ^i^^ y^"^ ©0l5 5 or 
iiin tl ^^15 is much increa- \ that t1ie (Soltl will not en- 
l alfo if yo^ weigh it : The ! ter into the ^etCUtpUhen 
ooy in is^ the ©013 is the ! pour on it the faireft Water, 
;of.,Q net which hath attra- 1 (diftilled Water is heft) three 
J .the Treeclfiolum ; or , j Fingers breadth above the 
Ij^j SOlB is the C^j^ where- iSbO!) or ILunaj and^fC- 
(wlie #f)ilorOpf}erS22{ine CUCP^ which waih together 
jjljjijj let fall its r«3r/-^r^ which j in the Mortar with a Pedel 
Qjjj^ ^tf/^ calls l^r^ipioltsm, j very well^ till the Water is 
. To (eparate the^Pr^- \ bhwifi) black 5 then it is a 
^^.j W fi'om the i&ul!5+ 1 fign that the ©OlQ lets fall 
nd il^i^^ ^^^'^ which you . its Cttttat^ or Fracifwlum 

into the Water. Pour off 
this Water into a Glals; but 
be careful that not any of 
the ®erCUtl> goes off with 
it ; f for this ggemit}) will 
no more mix with common 
fair Water, than Oil and 
Water will mix.j Put more 
frelh Water upon your ©OlO 
and ggerCUrp, and wafh 
it again_, "'cill the Water is 
blew again ; pour it off as 
aforefaid: Thus continue 
waffling 'till your Water re- 
mains white : Put this laft 
Water to the other Waters 
M 4 ia 

^^^^ : icraped out of the Ke- 
jj^ , and pouder it very 

\ 611 




I in your Glafi Mortar^ 
which mingle your 
Ctltp by degreesjor by 
and little, (yourj^^t- 
will hardly mix with 
©OlQ; the reafon is, 
€>OlO is full of the Fr^- 
lum^ and then it is time 
arate the Fracipiolum 
hthe (Soil! and ^tP 
Pj which is a Womans 
;k; when her Cloths are 
,, Ihe waffles them from 
r foulnefs; The fame 




in the Glafi^ and cover the 1 with your ^CtCUtPj o| 
Glafs very clofe, that not I without great trouble_, 

any foulnefs may fall into 
the Glafs. 

XT I. The Fracipolum be- 
in^ thus wafhed away, the 

asercutj) win again mml 

mnmtt with the @OiO, as 
Oil will diilblve Wax. Take 
the auialpma, dry it up- 
on warm Allies very fofcly 
with a Sponge^ or on Pa- 
per, and by a little heat/ 
that the ahialgait^a may 
be drVj which put again in- 
to the Reton, and diftil it 
as aforefaid, f by Sed. 8. & 
9. ) {o long 'fill the ©OlB 

will harxiiy amaisamatc 

with the ^eiTEItp; then 
feparate the Pr^wipiolum^ as 
aforefaidj ( by Sed. 10. & 

XIII. Now obferve, I 
gave you a charge^ that you 
ihould keep your Glafs clofe, 
wherein you pur your blew- 
ci\ V/ater, which will be 
clear, and a Ponder at bot- 







the fame Water which 
poured off from the P 
ftohtm upon your l^Ut 
Uia^ and wafli it again 
the Water is blewifh , 
forefaid , which pour 
and continue fb doing 
the Water is colourlels 

XIV, Then take til 
malgania again,and di 
and repeat the fame \ 
again (by Se^. 12.) 'till 
have the figns which ^ 8llLt 
again with the aforefaid 
ter, (by Se^. 15.) and 
will find that your Vra 
ohm will augment d; AjJoi 
This diftillation and u b i: 
ing vou ihall continue, \th 
the SgerCUr^ is freed ] kk 

the ^etcunum coag Wi^ 

ttUtr, or Tracipelum. I llf, 

XV. Obferve tha (oil 
the Water grows leis, ill 
add to it fas need requi 'M 

i frelh Water. Now the tndi 
which is fome of the when the 90CtCUrp has h 

all its Sferm, or its Ta ill 
or Ccavtilum^ or VracifK^i 
is. That that ^erCUtp 
Eternally auialffatt 
with the (Solo? fo that r 
will always mix well t 


Tracipiolum, The clear Wa- 
ter pour off ( Vvichout di- 
iturbing it; as foon as you 
can into another Glafs: 
Now when you fee that 
your ^tM will hardly mijC 




XXI p?acttcal p&pCcfe. 


And if yon fhould a 

md times 9ttial0a- 

that (©015 and Sgcr- 

and as often diftil 
e from the other, yet 


or mix. And if you 
poiid walli them a thou- 
^0 doii jtimes with frelh Wa- 
oloorld ilie Water will be clear ^ 
tot hIewilJj. As Jong as 
Sah or TractftolHm is in 
i;JD(if39Ci:CUtp, yoa cannot 

the' ^erCUrp from 
SoL but it will be dif- 

to amalgaitiate or 

iiithe one with the other s 
when you will have it 
lix^ you muft wafh it, 

then it will simalga 

Z well again. But when 
the Sah^ or Pra:cipiolu?n 
11 tc^arated from the 

rcurp, it will amalga 

or illip after a thou- 

dift illations,, as afore - 
; And if it be wafh'd a 

fand timeSj the Water 

always be clear. 
►VI. To prepare the Pras- 
3ium to a Medicitie^ Pour 

clear Waters from the 
der which lies at the bot- 
i in the Glals^ that no 
ter may be left on the 




oiir h 









Pouder ; put the Glafi on a 
little warm Allies, that the 
Pouder may dry, which 
will look blewifh Yellow: 
Put this Pouder into a little 
Cucurbit Glafs, or Bolt- 
head^ and ^diftil off from k 
the Water of Eggs^ five or 
fix timeSj or fo long 'till the 
Pouder becomes Red, and 
diftil off from it five or fix 
times Spirit of Wine^ fo is it 
fitted for Medicine. Doft 
two^or almoff three Grains. 

XVII. To make th Water 
of Eggs, Take a good quan- 
tity of Eggs^ boy 1 them very 
hard^ take the Whites and 
cut them very fmall_, and 
diftil them in an Alembick 
fer CtnereSj very foftly, 'till 
you have got all the Water 
from the Whites; then take 
the Egg-ihellSjCalcine them, 
put them into a Retort^ put 
upon them the former (that 
is their own) Water, and 
diftil pr Arenam^ with a 
ftrong Fire j put this Water 
upon Allies agairij and di- 
I ftll it again : Thus continue 
' it five or fix times h fo the 
Water will be fitted tor the 
Vraciviohnt. ^ 

XVIII. The Philofophers 

Key, which is tlie Sal ?r^ 
aphh, or S:>k of the S^Ct= 
£Urp £Oapilate> You may 
remember that I gave you 
Inftru^lion^ that you fnould 
pour off the clear Water 
irora the Tr^cif'wlum^ and 
you fliould make dry the 
Fr^cifiohtm, and bring it in- 
to a Medicinal red Vouder : 
0\\, you jliould bring it in- 
to Its fir fi Matter^ which fliall 
bring all Mctrals^ principal- 
ly its own Body into its fir ft 
Matter^ which cannot be 
done without the Sal Vra- 
cipoli'-y which is hidden in 
the VVater you pour off 
from the Tr^apiolum. That 
fame VVater hltre through 
brown Paper^ and let the 
VVater to evaporate in a 
round Glafs, very fofdy in 
Allies. V V hen the V V ater 
is evaporated away, you 
will find at tiie bottom of 
the Gla(s a yellow whidlh 
Salt^ wliich is Sal Vr^clpoli^ 
and the Clavu Vhilojofho- 
r«;f?,wherewith they do Ult- 
lOCb the l0Cfe of the Tra- 
cipolum^ which brings the 
icime into its firfl: Matter. 
If you know not this Salt^ 
you know nothing of the 
'true Cljpmiftr!?. This 


@il}t does decreafe in- 
decreafe of the ^OOtt/' 
incieafe in t\)Z Ml < 
Grain will purge very la 
all Todagrd'sy Struma s^ 'j! 
rial and hjdroflcal Hum] 
with two Grains of 


two Grains 
Vrcecipolum prepared 

XIX. To bring the Vl\ 
piolum mto its firfi Md 
or Jliffery Water: Takd 
the Salt p. I. of the P. 
cifiolum^ p. 2. being dl 
tirft dilTolve the Sali 
warm Water ^ and 
upon the Tracipiolum yll 
evaporate it away v 
gently in warmAfhes^wi 
very gende fire, then is 
Vr^cipolum with its Oj 
Sajt ^ put it into a little, 
tort, nip up the neck of 
Retort very clofe^ put it \i 
Balneum Vaprofum^ and 
fcion, or to putrifie, anc| 
will become a flimy V^a 
Take the Retort^ open 
neck, and lay the Retort 
a Sand-furnace^ and coV 
it with an earthen Pan, i 
ing to it a Receiver well 
ted ; give fir it a flow fil 
then a ihonger^ which co 
tinue till the Spirits be wJ 
refblved into water. Fir 


50 out. 

hi XXI. 

; firits will come forth 

yhite Clouds, or in 

idk; and at laft in red 

ids or fraoak : give fire 

iig till all the Spirits are 

over in a clear white 

3r : and when you have 

D-? ' 

jisign^ take the Receiver 
^"J^i thQ Retort:^ flopping 

[aid Receiver very well 
^. j' i^ax y that no Spirits 
oftk |fiy away; then let the 

'go out. 
^|,^ „^ \, The Matter which 
"". ins -in the Retort take 
^" ' and put it into a Bolt- 
'^''' I, and Hop it well, and 
^^^^ in a warm place j then 

fie once the Spirits 


;h are in the Receiver, 

keep them carefully: 
7 oblerve this , you re- 
iber , that when the 
P"^'= tCUri? hath loft its Pr^- 
'f^.*^' lum y that the fame 
r\ mitp will be as bright 
''''^iB ^^^ics Looking- glafs : 
'"^yle of this brigl:^ ^tX^ 
_ one part ; of the Spirit 
fefaid two parts; put 
in into a Bolt head^ flop 
;ry clofe, and let it ftand 
little warmth^ and the 
ItClirp will mix with 
Spirit'-, then diilil all 
ugh a Retort in Sand. 

Piamcai Pfipucfc 171 

Take again of the aforefaid 
C^erCUrp^ which is clear as 
a Venice Looking-Glafsj p. i. 
of the Spirit p. ij. put 
th^m into a Bolt-head, 
and fet it in a warm place^ 
and the Mercury will mix 
with the Spirit and diffolve S 
then diftil again in a Retort 
in Sandj (ut jupra) and it 
will come over in form of 
Water; this continue ih 
longj 'till all the one half 
part of the bjlgljt ^^K- 
tUrp is brought to a clear 
thin Water, which keep 
very clofe flopped with 
Wax. Take the Ponder 
wjiich I ordered to be kept 
in a Bok-headj and place ic 
very deep in a land Ca^d^ 
and give a (Irong Fire lor 
twenty four Hours; then let 
the Fire go out, and take 
the Bolt-head forth, and ftir 
the Pouder with a wooden 
Stick, and put it upo;i the 
half pare of the tlmiWtt^ 

curial CLpater, ciofnig the 

Glafs with Hermes Seal: 
iliake it, and let ic Hand in 
digeinon in a warm place 
for three or four days ; then 
pour oif this into another 
Glais, and pour upon the 
remainder of the Pouder 


172 SALMON'S Li 

the other half of the VVa-| into its fitfl Scatter., lif- 
ter, fealing the Glafs again. 

and letting it ftand ut fupra, 
for three or four days ; then 
put it to tl'ie former Wa- 
ter , and Seal up the Glafs 
Hrrmeticallj , letting it iland 
in Balmo Faporofo ti^ljt 
£)i1)>g(; after diftil it diroiigh 
a RetorP, and if any thing 
remain in the Retort (which 
will be very little)pour upon 
k the Spir'a again, and di- 
ftil it Viil all is come over. 
Now is the Salt with its 
own Spirit^ and brought 
into its ftrii: Matter, keep 
it well flopped. 

XXI. This is the Wa- 
ter which the Tb'dofofhers 
have ^ivea divers Names to, 
AS their Horfe-dung, Balneum 
Maria ^ and Calx ^^iva^ and 
in Sum this is the Vb'ilofo- 
pbers true Fire, without 
which no true work can be 
done in Chymiftr}^ 

XXH. The Phllofopher 
has brought forth this Sala- 
m,mder ^ which will never 
wait in the Fire^ the longer 
the fr-onger : This aiatCt 
will increafe and multiply 
per Infinitum ; that is to lay, 
if all the Sea were 90eiXU= 
rP) it would turn the fame 

you mufi: walli your 9Jljf; 





carp with Salt and Vin 
divers times, and at 
with VFater^ to wafh a^ 
th^ Salt: Then mix 

99ercurj| with cdx v 

iindCalcrndTartar^ zni 
Sea. 8. aforegoing; dill l^_ 
in a Retort in a fand 1 
meet and fix to it a Ri 
"uer^ filfd alniofl: half ful 
Water, that the 9^tXt\ 
may fall into it and coa, 
late, which dry, and fque '^, 
eight or ten times throt 
Leather s fo will your $P J^ 
tWXV be well purged 
clcanfed from all its 
and uncleannefs. 

XXIII. Thisisthe^lJf 
at CP which you muft uf 
the multiplying your Spii 

or aftriim secrcuri 

Take of this ^tXiWt 

i. of the aftrum 5' 



Ctiriji p. ij. put th^m if a/ 
to a Bolt-head, itop it clol 
and let it ftand in a waJ^I 
pface one Night; fo will til 
99erCtltp melt m the g^WtJd 

rit, or mnm 9^txmm^ 

and turn into Water -^ th(* 
di(iil it through a Retoi 
Thus may you do by r«] 
peating the ^ptllt wii 


hp. XXI. l^jnctical Pfipficfe. 1 7 ; 

^erCUtp^ as long as ; to a Glafs , and pur more 


XIV. This SHater^/// 

he Gold and Silver, and 
orts of Stones^ and hr'ing 
I over Tvlth it, through a 
ntr^ Ajtrt, Gold and Silver thus 
Dived, can never be fe- 
a \% ited one from another : 
roita ^ reafon is^ becaufe tf)CP 
illlialt 1 all other Mettah are of 
;e |( (ame Nature, and have 
;a!)(l( fnning from the fame 
M BtCti there is nothing 
nes i ^e World but has its be- 
lyour fling from it. 
pi^m KV. Medicina Univerfa- 
a]l ij the Univerfal Medicine • 
ke of your fin^ ©OlO in 
der , ( viz. the fame 
ich did remain when 
made the Tracifiolum) 
part -5 of your fillCfi 
IfiCt two parts in fine 
jfer ; put each by it felf 
p a Glafs •, pour upon 

the 9firum S]9ercu- 

fo much as may over- 

them a Fingers breadth j 

each Glafs very clofe^ 

let them f^and in a 

rm place for CIgljt 5cip05 

d the ©OlC and SiliiCr 

ill be almoft all diiTolved 

omdXtX) pour off this 

'ater, each by it felf in- 

2Bater to the @Oltr and 
@f li)0r which yet remains ; 
let it ftand again ei'gfjt BapS 
in a warm place, and then 
pour off thefe ffJIatCtS to 
the former fiHatCrg; lb 
will the @Cl5 and ^mzt 
be diiTolved into Water , 
but there will remain fbmc 

XXVI. Take of both 
thefe m^ttm a quarter 
party and put them together 
into a Bolt-head, fb as three 
quarters may be empty; 
feal it Hermetically, digefl it 
in an atfjattO? in a continu- 
al warm heat_, 'till it comes 
to a fixed tCU Stdtte or 
POUOer. Before it be- 
comes a ren POUaer, there 
will appear many Colours, 
as Black, then Green, then 
Tellow, lafHyEeC: When 
it is very EeU, and a Pou- 
der, take the Bolt head and 
bury it in a [and Capel very 
deep, and give Fire by de- 
grees, and at lail a very 
flrong Firc_. and it will melc 
like Wax : Yet it fland one 
whole Week ; (^but the lon- 
ger the better ; ) then take 
ii outj and let it cooU af- 
ter break up your Glafs^ and 



S A L M O N'S 


you will find a Uft} ©tOttC 
or PDllBer, and ECU as 

XXVII. Now you may 
remember that I bid you 
keep three parts of your 
i^nia and felBer which 
were diflblved into CHa- 
ttt '-> put both thefe fFaters 
together into a Retort^ di- 
ftil them, and both the 
<©0Hl and ®!iaer will g0 
over with the Ml^ttt 
through the Retort^ with 
which Water you fliall mul- 
tiply your Medicine. Now 
take of your Medicine p. 
5. in fine Pouder, and 
put it into a little Boh bcad^ 
putting upon it, twice as 
much of your EKatEtg? as 
of ®0ia and ©Ilaer; Seal 
it again, and digeft it in an 
AtJjaner^ 'till it comes to a 
EetJ POtlBer j and then 
put it again into the Sand 
Capell^ for to give Fixation,, 
and that it may melt as 
Wax i (as at S^B. 26. ) thus 
may you multiply yoiir Me- 
dicine ad Infinitum'^ and the 
Pouder will diffolve in any 

XXVIIL To make the 
A^rum Horizontaky or Au- 
mm Horizj077Pale , ^iz,. the 

Golden fix d Precipitate. 

the moll fine ©olti^tcj 

that which remains o\i 
the working of the Fr\ 
okm ^ dilTolve it in 

as you will ? diilii it thr|^|| 
a Retort once or twice,«i(i 
your Gold will go ovl 
long with your V Vaterl 
will never be feparated| 
from another, for the] 
both of one nature. 

XXIX. Now tak< 
Vracifiolum which is 
dry, (not that which is 
already into a Medici 
put into a little Glafsj 
curbit_, and put upon if 

®mtn affrum ^etii 

ril} and diltil from it 
or four times very flo^ 
but at laft very Itronl 
fb will y our ^r^cifiolm 

a tft! aitB nm ®ti 

(as iome call k,) or POU] 

XXX. The fame ma^ 
done with 9^tVCUX^ 
gcd, it will fix the fam< 

to a retr pouaet:. 

lame work may be' dl 
with ®UMt^ and 
your Pr^cipiolumi or 
No man can find out alljit 
Secrets which are hid in li^ 

::ip. XXT. 

oleftphick Mtnftrmm, the 


^Immortal ParaCClfU0* 

•^KET of HEL- 

iily*T^Ake Quiclfih'er pu- 

^\jL rifisd fix Ounces, 

] HGoId purified with An- 

'^Hmy one Ounce 5 make 

'■'^HAmalgama; then diftil 

''^^^^Mercury from the Gold: 

■^ i the fame Mercury again 

'^^\\ the Go/^5 and thus 

■' '5 Ainue 'till your Gdd will 

vmore Amalgama with 

r Mercnry^ but continue 


XXII. Then take the 
, grind it^and put it in- 
clean Crucible, and 
ne it, 'till it be almoft 
lot, -and then quench it 
e beft rectified Sprit of 
jr s when it is extin- 
. decant the Spirit 
UJie Gold'j- make the 
j^dry, heat it again, and 
tguifh in the former 
ar^ which work repeat 
rfeven times. 
XXllI, Then dry your 
and Amalgama it a- 
with the former Mer- 

firfl: ; and this do fo long 
'till the Gold will not Amal- 
gam a with the Mercury ; then 
calcine the Gold again, and 
extinguijh it in the former 
Sftrit of Vinegar , which 
work repeat as before, fix or 

feven times ^ and as your 
Sfirtt decays or waftes, add 
to it frejh Sprit of Vinegar. 
All thele Operations you 
muft fo long continue, 'til! 
all the Semtn, Salt^ or Mer- 
cury coagulate^ is extraded 
out of the Quickfdver, 

XXXIV. Take then /".//i 
Quickfiher^ and work in ail 
things as before, by Amalga- 
gamating ^ Difiillhg , Caici^ 
flings and Extingtnfljing m the 
faid Sfirit of Vwegar':> and- 
continuing llill with other 
frefi Quickfdver fo long, *till 

you think you have enough 
from the Gold. 

XXXV. Then take this 
Sfirit of Vinegar^ impregna- 
ted with the 71'hole Fj/ence 
of Gold^ evaporate it, or 
diftil it very fofdy off, fo 
will the Ejjmtia jdirri lye at 
the bottom like a yellow 
Salt, which diffoke in fair 
Rain-water dilliiled; iiltre 
and evaporate again foftly, 

*: and diftil again as at j then put it into a fmall Re- 


S A LM O N 'S 

L, I 

tort in a Sand-heat^ with an 
indifferent large Receiver *y 
give Fire by degrees, and 
it will come over in a -white 
Spirit like Smoak, and Red 
like Saffron: Being refblved 
into a red Liquor^ let the 
Fire go out, and keep the 
Effence for ule. It is one 
of the greateft Medicines 
under the Sun; three or 
four Drops of it are able to 
extinguim any Sicknefi cu- 


SOL and LUNA. 

XXXVI. TpAkeoftheR^i 
X Lyon twelve 
parts, pulverize it well, and 
grind it with one part of 
the Calx o^ fine Gold or Stl- 
"ver: Put all into a fmall 
Bolt-head , fet it in Sand 
to the Neck, which Neck 
muft be very well Luted ; 
give the firll degree of Fire 
tor a Week ; the next Week 
the fecond degree; the 
third Week the third de- 
gree ; and the fourth Week 
the fourth and laft degree, 
to a hifling, lb that if a drop 
of Water fall upon the Sand 

it may hifi. 

XXXVII. Then le til 
Fire go out, and cuttl 
Glals with a Ring ; ik. 
the Cryftalline Matter.ik 
a Ring near the Nee c 
the Glafs, ^ pulverize m 
grind it with its weig: o( 
the Calx o^ fine Sol^ oiL«- 
na^ as aforefaid i pafth: 
afore-mentioned four 
grees in eight Hours, 
hifling; open the GU 
before, and take the J 
CrowHy which is the 
Gold or Silver. 

Gold or Silver augmei 
digeftion, with a tv| 
part of fine Sol or Lun 
time, as often as you 
or till you have a fu 
quantity of the fame: 
of this Living Sol or 
fmall quantity, digeft 
Allies till it changes C 
VIZ.. towards Kei or 
Earth: Take then th 
or White Earthy Amalg 
it with Living Gold 
ver^ andC^/:x:; digeft^al 
in a Glafs HermiticalljS^^ 
led, till it comes to ^ipei 
fe6l Rednefs or Whitenif^\ 




Giavis Alchymia^: 

O R, 



*'.«: AND 


Wll Tranflatcd out of the beft Latin Edi- 
**^^ tions into Efiglifh^ and Claufed, for 
: the fakes of the Lovers of Leax^ninp'. 

To which h Added^ 

. Singular Comment upon the Firfl Book of 

■ - HER ME 5, the moft Ancient of Philolophers. 


!jjjj ProfeiTor of Phyfick- 

"i ' 


^ The Second BOOK. 


^''» LONDON, 

Printed for J. Hants, znd T. How kins ^ 1692. 


\lermem Trifmegijii Tra&atm Aureus. 

^ he Golden Work of Hermes Trifmegijius^ 
Tranflated out of Hebrerv into Arabic\y 

(then into Gree\^ afterwards into Latin j 
and now done out oi Latin into Englijh^ 
Claufed, and largely Commented upon, 


C H A p. I. 

e Preface Explicating^ in part^ the Prima 


ilHermes himfelf [aitb ^ 

ve not in a very long Age^ 

id to try Exfcrtments^ nor 

f I [pared any Laheur of 

d: But I obtained the 

\vledge of this Art^ by the 

ftj ration of the Living God 

» , Ti/ho efleeming me his 

\t mnt worthy^ dtd reveal 

^^opentheStcretjo me. 

Salmon. There are three 
things which are certainly 
moft neceflary to the at- 
tainment of this knowledge, 

1. An Unwearied Study, 

2. A Continued Experience, 
^. And the Divine Blefling 
going along with ail. With- 
out theie^ it is not probable 
any Man caa attain th€ 
knowledge of this Secret. 

N z 






There mufl be a diligent 
Study^ and a ferioiis Medi- 
tation in the Soul^ concern- 
ing this thing : Then thcle 
things thus meditated on^ 
muft, by experience^ be 
brought to ocular demon- 
ftration > nor> if you mifs 
many times, muft you be 
weary with trying. Laflly, 
you mufl: all along attend 
tlie Blefling of God for his 
alfiftance : 'Tis that Eternal 
Spirit of God Vv^hich goes 
through, and pierces all 
things, which generates^and 
preferves that which is ge- 
nerated : His Spirit of heat 
decofts, and coagulates that 
which is thin, rarifies that 
which is too thick, warms 
the cold ; and railes up to 
life that which has been 
dead and buried 

II. Hermes. Whohasgi- 
'uen to, or befiowed upon rati- 
onal Creatures^ the power and 
faculties of truly judgijtg and 
determining^ not forjaking any^ 
p as to give them an occafion 
to ceaje fc arching after the 

^imi^n. 'I'is true, that 
/Mm^h^^^oxQ the Fall wasj 

adorned with the fulnefs)! 
light and knowledge abre 
all other Creatures, {hin.g 
like Sol among the St^;; 
but after his Fall, that priie 
perfection was much eo 
fed, and he was drove ui 
of the Garden, intoa VU 
dernefs among the Bcis 
which perilK ; yet not wh 
out a promife of Redau 
on, and remiffion of 
Tranfgreffion, by one 
nal Sacrifice, through 
diffluence and power 
whofe Spirit, Man is pu 
to a poffibility of atta 
a meafure of the true W 
perfeft knowledge and iih 
derflanding even in tjis 



III. Herrries. For my ^ 

I had ne'ver difcoveredfff 
thing of this matter^ nc--- 
sealed it to any one, hai 
the fear of the Judgmt 
Gody or the hazard 
Damnation cfmy Soulfo 
a Concealment fre-vailed 
me. It js a debt I am w 
to ^ay to the Jufi ; as tb 
ther of the Jufi has If 
hefiowid it upcrt me* 


I hap. I. 


Salmon. That is, reveal- 
I. them fo as that the Sons 


xzm, not to the Profane 
. id Unworthy, and Scof- 
tai's: For the Oracle of 
m^uth himfelf has long fince 
b Blt{ld us. It is not fit to give 
'Mt;Cbildrens Bread to Dogs* 
ldiai*3Ugh they may eat of the 
on ollunibs which fall from the 
on;[{[afters Table. Some Men 
;:oj^li^: Scriptures of Truth have 
powstcmpared to Dogs, yea, 
^nis^lreedy Dogs, Wolves, 
latiAxes, d^c. Thefecanne- 
e trair come to fit at the Ta- 

^as a Tray tor to the Majefly of 
God^ norjhall thy Treafcn be 

f craven thee, 

IV. Hermes. Now un- 

derftandj O ye Children of 
Wifdom^ that the knowledge 
of the four Elements of the 
Ancient Thilefofhers^ -was not 
Corporally^ nor Imprudently 
fcughtinto: Which are through 
patience to be attained y accord- 
mg to their kind {jvkich through 
their own operation are hid».len 
or ohfcured. You can do no- 
thing^ except the matter be 
coT/ipounded^ becaufe it cannot 
be ferfeBedy unlefs firft the 

and feed of the Divine \ 'various Colours are throughly 

)aft ; 'Tis a Tranfgreffi 
c againft the Law ot Na- 
t e, which is the Law of 
C)d* which defer ves the 



Salmon, Hermes now be- 
gins to give a defcription of 
[/ine Vengeance for a pa- j the Great Work, which he 
rhment: And fuch indeed calls the knowledge of the 
i: he revealiijg of forbidden | Elements, but not of thoie 

Elements which are fooliili- 
ly difcourfed of in the Schools 



ts to liich to whom 
iy do not belong. And 

:h Raimaftd Lully^ Thou 
h k refer ve and keep that Se- 
\ which is proper only to 
I to reveal^ and thou dojb 
fy conceal thofe things^ 
ofe rez^elation belongs to hi^ 
nour ; etherwife thoufialt 
ondmned in the Great day^ 

of the Teripateticks : They 
fpeak of an Element to be 
Corpus Simplex^ but our 
Hermes faith. They are not 
to be underlfood Corpora- 
liter, Ergo 'ffHvyLAitK^i i^ 
<jQ(piKcoi, i, e. Spiri:ualiter 
& Sapienter, that is, Spii j- 
N 3 tually 

tually and 



Wifely. Thus 
the Principles of Art are 
laid to be four Elements, 
Earthy Water^ Air^ Fire^ as 
Hermes indigitates^but what 
thefe are in a Spiritual fenfe, 
the Teripatetick l^ows not, 
which the lame Hermes in- 
terprets in another place^ 
the Soul, Spirit, and Body ; 
and which Paracelfm calls 
Sak^ -Sulphur J atid Mercury. 
Others make buttwo.asthe 
Agent and Vatient i Mafcu- 
line and Feminine h Sulphur 
and Mercury : Others but 
one only, 1.72^. The Aqua 
Thilofophica, There are ma- 
ny other Names by which 
this Matter is called, but 
the Subje6tj or Vrima mate- 
ria, is one only ; becaufe it 
is^ as it were, the Cardinal 
hinge upon which all the 
reft turn, which the Philo • 
fophers explicate to be their 
Mercury^ which is the be- 
ginning, the middle, and 
the end of the Work, and 
without which, whoever 
labours, labours in vain ; 
and yet it will do nothing 
without it be compounded, 
becaule it cannot be perfe- 
cted without its colours are 
throughly accompiiilied : 

The Body and the Soul or 
the Salt and the Sulpir^ 
cannot be united in tar 
moft minute parts, wid»u 
the help of the Spirit wlich i 
is Mercury. Luna andjjfl/l, 
cannot procreate witiitE 
the help o^ Mercury, wfc! 
extrafts the Semen imm It: 
the Bodies, and in the *r 
ter of the Earth, as its 
per Veffel, digefts and 
fe(3:s it. Therefore Mt 
does nothing, of its lelf,|| 
cept fometliing be adddt 
it by which it may be " 


V. Hermes. Kmw\ 
that the Di'vifion 'whid 
mads up en the water 
JLactent Philofophers^ it 
which feparates it^ or co 
it into four other fuhfi. 
one into two^ and three ti 
the third part of which 
or ha^ tinclure^ to wt 
coa^ulatino- humour or\ 
shive^ hut the jecond an 
Waters are the Weights ( toi 

Salmon, This WatI 
be divided, is the fara( 
the four Elements 
fpoken of, 'viz,, Thei 

olofofhica: This muft''Bfe" 

I ided into four parts, -t^te^ 

[ e one part into two ; ad- 

g three parts to atre^; 

Ti whence arifes feven 

. ts ; He divides the differ 

- witblces of the Colors into 

) threes.that is^ into three 

J Spirits , and three 

wthejt^^ which three Spirits 

e their rife from the one 

':a Tbilofofbica^ and are 

lived into the iamq" a-, 

lay beift Hermes. Take of the 
^ity or moifture^ an ouftct 
^lalfi of the Southern 
nefs^ viz. Anima Soli's^ a 
tbpart, i. e. half an ounct^ 
kb^c Citrine Scyre in' Itki 
^ner half an ounce : of An -' | 
ment half an ounce ^ which i 
'ight ; that is three ounces : j 
&imti^ underftand that the Vine 
i\At fe ^ife Men^ cr Tree of 
\] «« Philofofhers is extracted er 
vh forth in three, hut the 
\i thereof is not perfeBed 
at length thirty he com- 

H E R M E S. 


h' It 

^^jjlPj vhnoft. He Effays to 
^.jfi!< icate the proportions of 
^^r-^ Philofbphick Ingredi- 
- ]li , under various Names J 

jfor that which he calls the 
j Humidity J the Southern Red- 
^ne/s^ Anima folts^ Seyre Ci- 
trinum^ Aurifigmsnt ^ the Vine 
of the Fhilojophers, and their 
Wine, have no other fignifi- 
cation/but- that the A^ua 
Mercurii fhbuld be leven 
times diftilled, which after 
the eighth Mlillation, the 
iCompofitum, by the force of 
the fire,, is conyefted into 
;Afhe$, or a moit fcbtil pon- 
der, which by reafbn of its 
purity and perfection refills 
the fire : neither wonder 
that eight parts and three 
ounces are equivalent , for 
by the former Seft ion, the 
, one part is divided into two^ 
to each of them, there is 
added three parts^ which 
are the true and Philofo- 
phick Proportions, called by 
Hermes^ the Weights of the 

VII. Hermes. Underftand 
then the operation* TheDeco- 
Bion doth diminifh the matter ^ 
hut the TinBure does augment 
it : Becaufe Luna in i<^ days 
is diminifl/ied \_in the Heavenly 
and in thethirdoperati$n [vi7, 
after the ConjunBion "With 
Sol] it is augmented. This is 
N 4 thin 


then the he^ 



inning ctnd the 

Salmon, Here Hermes e- 
ludicates the Philolbphick 
Work by a moft familiar 
Example of the Thafes of 
Luna 5 and fo it is^ the Mi- 
neral Procefi in this Philo- 
fophick Work, exaftly an- 
flvering to that Parallel in 
Heaven. Some divide the 
Operation of the Stone into 
two'parts^ ^ix,. the former 
and the latter. The former 
Hg?';^ej explicates by the no- 
tion of De^^^i^w, which does 
diminiili the matter , dif- 
folvcskj as itweredeftroys 
it ; but being thus Diflolv- 
ed and Corrupted ^ it is 
through Regeneration (by 
the Medium of perfedionj 
reltored again. This done^ 

then follows the latteipar 

of the Operation, by t;i 

of which the Virtue! 

Power of the Stone is 

wonderful, brought til 

higheft perfeftion, andnii 

tiplied (as it M^ere) in 

turn. In thefe few woi 

Hermes ^^XQ comprehe 

the whole Work , ai 

them it is plainly laid| 

from the beginning tc 

end. In a word, it is HI 

Husbandman Sowing 

Seed in the Ground, 

muft firil: Die, be C< 

ted and Putrefied, bef 

can be poffeft of anew] 

by which it niu^t arile 

yeild its Hundred Foil 

creafe : the firft Life] 

firft Birth^ the firft B| 

muft Die, and give pl< 

the fecond; 


The Firji Expofition of the Matter. 


Iha%>e Expcfcd to you 
that vJhich was hidden y and 
the -ii'ork is hpth with JQii and 

'l'>r ycu- : that wh]ch is 7kithini 

is quickly taken outj 
Termanent or fixt ; ^ani 
may have it either in the.. 
or in the Sea, • ; 




;lmon. Thisfecret Work 
raends it felf to its Chil- 
5 and the feries of the 
iration demonftrate^that 
Regenerating Spirit is 
'^«|iin the Matter J but ad- 
'■ stoit invifibly. InEle- 
rary and Grols Bodies^ 
not manifeft , except 
be reduced into their 
Effential Nature orBe- 
for fo this Spirit of 
eneration which is the 
I of the Promife, the 
len of thePhilofophers^ 
"4i]iining the Glory of the 
wliV is brought forth to 
v/ That which is Sown 
^^)t quickned except it 
iy, it is Sown in Corrupt 
' , it Rifes in Incorrupti- 
it is Sown in Di [honour, 
Raifed in Glory. The 
is the Ac^ua Phtlofophica. 
ch entring intp^ and 
^ning thQTerraPhilofopbi 
Itings forth the Gold hear- 
'^i^eof^'the Philofophers 

Hermes. Kee'f there- 

f»lj I ycur Argent Vz'vey vphich 

epared in the inner rnifi 

her of the Eridegnomj 

which it IS Coagulated •» 

hat is the Argent Vtve it 

HERMES. i8) 

lelf, jvhich is fpoken of the 
remaining Earth, 

Salmon. Argent Vive is 
indeed the Frima Materia 
of the Philoibphick Work, 
but (fay the Philofophers) 
beware that you ule not the 
Vulgar Argent Vive ^ or 
Quick-Silver; for if you do, 
you will be deceived. Our 
Silver is not Vulgar^ for that 
is Dead^ and unlit for Our 
Work ; you niuit have thitt 
which is Living^ which is 
rightly Prepared by Art 
for-the pcrfeftion of Nature, 
Oyr Mercury is Philofo- 
phick^ Fiery, Vital, Run- 
ning, which may be mixed 
with all the other Metals^ 
and feparated again from 
them. It is prepared in ths 
innermoif Chamber^ there it is 
Coagulated : Now/whe»c; 
Metals grow , there they 
muft be found : If you- 
have found this Argent Vi- 
ve, therefidenceof thePiii- 
lofophick Earth, keep it fatc- 
ly, for it IS wordiy : If ycu 
have brought your ArgeV'C 
Vive to Aihes^ or Burrt it 
by the Power of the Fire, 
you ha^e an incomparable: 
Treafure , a thing much 

i86 S A L M 

more Pretious than Gold. 
This is that which Gene- 
rarates the Stone,, and it is 
Born of it, it is the whole 
Secret, which Converts all 
the other Metarine Bodies 
into Sol and Luna^ making 
Hard Softi and the Soft 
Hard, putting Tincture and 
Fixity upon them. 

111. Hermes. He there- 
fore that now hears my Words ^ 
ht him [ear ch into ^aTjd inquire j 
from them ; it is not for the 
jtffiificatton of the Work of any 
E-vil Doer , hut to gi'ue to 
every good Man a Reward^ 
that I have laid Open or Dif- 
covered all things which vnre 
hid, relating to this Science : 
and Difclojed and made Tlain 
and Of en to you the great eft cf 
Secrets, even the Intelleciual 

Salmon, The Philofb- 
phers ever Difcoiirle in Pa- 
i'ables and Figures h nor is it 
lit that all things fhould be 
Fcvealed to ev^ery Body ; 
the matter is to be enquired 
after, and diligently Searcht 
into; without Labour and 
Pains, nothing is to be ob- 
tained 5 but Wilclom enters 


O N'S Li 

not in to profane Soul 
dwells in a Body liibje 
fin^ as the Wife Man afl. 
And altho' Hermes has 
ken in thisBook many tl 
concerning this moft r 
Arcanum^ and has over 
nothing , yet he has 
(poken lb plainly as 
every profane andun 
thy Perfon may u 
ftand it, but has left] 
Myftery to be unfold 
the Sons of Wildom, 

IV. Hermes. KnoTi^ 

fore ye Children of Wii 
and ye feekers after the ^le 
thereof^ that the Vulture 
ing upm the Alountain^l 
cut with a great Voice 
ing, 1 am the White o\ 
Blacky and the Telloiv 
White, and the Citrine 
Tellow, and behold Ifpe^ 
very Truth, 

Salmon, The Mountaii 
on which theVultureft^j^'^ 
is a fit VeiTel placed in a] 
Built Fornace, encomp»!t| 
widi a Wall bf Fire ; aHoi 
foot of which MountaHi}(y 
a watchful Dragon, wj 
full of Eyes, and can] 
before him and behind 

hxll. HER 

his Vigilant and Careful 
taping the Entrance or 
f^e into the Mountain, 
l:he unworthy lliould 
( nd to the height their- 
vhere is hid the Secret 
: cf the Philofophers : 
unpoflible for any to 
. here, unlefs the Dra- 
rbe laid a Sleep; Hoc 
hie Labor ejt ^ to find 
: Pie means how this is 
1; done, how this Beaft 
(be circumventedj that 
I uy obtain this fo defi- 
h:i ; Treafure is the Work 
^^ b Philolopher. Three 
''■rk ;s are commended for 
ik wrpole, firftGrudeAr- 
m%^ Vive made into Pills^ 
/itT Gilded with Gold. Se- 
ek |., a Sulphur of Alars 
'iikti lAed with Sol. Third, 
:;;r5K iwater of the Phiiofo- 
U\\% IS; Thefe things being 
\y given, will ib lay 
a Sleep, that Night and ■ 
loiiKi I you may continually 
Jrd f Egrefs and Regreis. 
icediJ % once entred^ and Af 
jncM! .ed the Mountain^ the 
fire;i (re or Ctow will iKcw 
\^f^ the way where the Co- 
igoa,' appear, i. Black which 
jjjicj 2 beginning of the Art. 
^^ Vhite which is the mid- 

M E S. 187 

die. :;. Red which is the 
end of the whole Work. 

V. Hermes. New the chief 
fr'mcifle of Art is the Crow_, 
7}jhich in the Blacknefs of the 
Nighty and Clearnefs of the 
Day ^ flys without lyings,- 
From the hitternefs exifiing tn 
the Throaty the Tinclure or 
Tmzinz matter is taken : But 
the Red gees fsrth ef its Body^ 
and a meer Water is taken 
from its hack parts. 

Salmon. The Vtdtwe and 
the Cro7u^ are both but one 
things but in differing States, 
it is the Vtdture while it is 
Aftive and devouring ; and 
the Crow when it lies in a 
more paffive Nature. The 
Vulture is the Mercury of the 
Philofophers prepared by 
help of Vulgar Argent Vi- 
ve: And the Cro-w is the 
Infancy of the Work, where- 
in the iaid Philofbphick 
Mercury is United with its 
Solar Ferment. The black- 
nefs of the Night is the Pu- 
trefaftion thereof, and the 
clearnefs of the Day, its Re- 
fur redion into a Stare of 
Purity. It flics ivitheut Wtf^gs^ 
being Born or carried by 



S A L M O N'S 

the fixt Nature ; and the bit- 
temefs in the Throaty is the 
Death of- the firfl Life, 
whence is Educed the Soul^ 
which is the Red and' Liv- 
ing Tindure taken from the 
Body : And the Water is the 
Vifcous Humidity , made 
of the Philofophers Argent 
Vive^ which radically dif- 
Iqlves all Metals, and redu- 
ces them into their firft Ens 
or Water ; and alfo reduces 
common Quick-Silver into 
the lame^ by a Simple Im- 
bibitiottj for ever. 

VL Hermes. Under ft and 
and accept of this gift of God^ 
'which is hidden from Ignorant 
and Foolifij Men, This hidden 
Secret ivhich is the Venerable 
Stom^ fpkniid in Color , a fub- 
lime Spirit^ an Of en '^ea^ is 
hidintheCavirns of the Metals: 
Behold I have expo fed it to you • 
and give thanks to the Almigh- 
ty Godj who teaches you this 
knowledge : If you be grateful^ 
he will return you the Tribute 
of your Lvve, 

Salmon, Fools^ and un- 
learned, are excluded from 
the knowledge of this My 

il'erv, v:- 

Such as are un- 

acquainted with the 
God; whichisamea! 
his Holy Spirit. He Jlsi 
a Stone^ yet fays ^ it is a\ 
for was it not a Spij 
could not Penetrate! 
Tinge other Bodies 
ablblute Unity an< 
jundion : Bodies an( 
ter cannot do this^ thj 
that they can do is 
touch one another h 
Superficies; for all 
is Deady and no Deac 
can penetrate iiito tW 
perty of another, bul 
( at moft ) lie fide b| 
with it. And to 
the matter the more fl 
to your underftandii 
compares it to an opeit 
for that this Spirit 
Bodies ^ and is joyi 
them, even as Water ii 
ed to Water^ or as tl"| 
Body thereof is joync 
its Aqueous parts. It '. 
den in the Caverns ofti 
tals, that is^ if you fe| 
it in any ching that 
Metalline, you llaml| 
the Threlhold. 

VI I. Hermes. M 
put the matter into a 
and make it to Boil A 
Augments the Heat ofti 

^. n. 

wi or Matter y nnd defiroys 

-ynefi of the incomhufli- 

Jphur J contifiue Boilwg 

j"'^'|»e Radix may appear 

^^''xtra^ the Rednefs and 

ht farts, till ovly about 

I remains. 

?non. There are faid to 
ee Species of Decodi- 
An external Fiery heat 

fidoj and is called Elix- 
2. An external heati» 
hich is called Ajfation. 
internal natural heat 
imido , called by the 
,s ^i'Tffeiv^ii^ i. e, M<i' 
...i, or the Ripening 
111 tojerfeding heat. Now 
of thefe it is^ that 

HERMES; 1^9 

tion is naturally nrade in 
Calido Huwido^ in a moill 
Heat ^ which flermes calls 
Ignem Humidum : as if he 
jliould fay the Fire is two- 
fold, which you muft ule^ 
iz/ss. External and Internal. 
He feems to make his Co- 
ftion double, i. In the time 
of Augmentation. 2. In 
the Ultimate perfec^lion or 
Maturityj and fo long this 
Fire is to be continued . till 
the Radix does appear, /'. e, 
the Seed of Metals. The 
fame method that Nature 
takes in Generating Herbs 
and Plants, Ilie takes in Ge- 

nerating MetalSj whole Seed 
fpeaks of is the que- is extracted by tiie help of 
The firft, and the Art, which Seed is only and 
SpirkldifFer in this. The truly the Philofophers Mer- 
is i(J| ® an external Fiery cury, in which all the Me- 
The latter an In- tals are relblved into their 
or as I Natural Heat. In firft principles, and in which 
iiiojDl Ipinion both are to be is impreft the Charafter or 
ted. The Natural Power of Tranfmutation. 
They all err who think to 

,^15/ ^Internal, is the Caule 
fyoii tneration and without 
^tlil the External Heat can 
)'j llafthing : Hence we con- 

the Heat to be two- 
^js. ]J I. External to excite. 

:ernalto perfed, both 
:;jiH^ ought to be made 
'^Jw^i^o ' for all Genera- 

reduce Metals only into 
Crude Mercury, and not 
into their Radix, as Hermes 
fpeaks, 'uiz,. into their Seeds, 
which is the firll Matter 
living in Metals : and from 
thence Nature ever goes for- 
1 ward, never back-ward till 


i9o SAL M 

{he comes to perfeftion. 

' VIIT. Hermes. For this 
Caufe(ake ^ the Philofophers 
are [aid to be Envious or Ob- 
fcure, not for that they Grudg- 
ed the thing to the honefi or 
jufi Man, to the Religious or 
fVtfe ; or to the Legitimate 
Sons of An ? hut to the Ig- 
norant, the Fitious, the Dtf- 
konefi : le^ evil Perfons fhould 
he made powerful to perpetrate 
Jtnful things : forfuch a fault 
the Thilofophers mult render 
an account to God. Evil Men 
are not iverthy of this IViJdom. 

Salmon. It appears that 

O N ' S I^^ 

neither Hermes^ noraj 
the other Philofophe 
Envy or Grutch tht 
knowledge of the ma) 
the PiouSj Juftj andf 
Man, but only to thj 
fane and Wicked 
did not think It fit j^;-^ 
the Childrens Bread tcl ., 
for which Caufe-lafa 
always keep the Frim\ 
teria Secret^ and left 
Legacy to the Legtj 
Sons of Art; but the 
ner and way of wor! 
through all its varioi 
rations^ they have fail 
and plainly declared] 
lead lota^ or Tittle 


T^he TSlames a?id Firji Operation Explid 

I TTERMES. Nowthis 

Matter Icall by the 
Name rf the Stone ; the Fe- 
minine of the Magnefia , 
the Hen, the White Spittle^ or 
Froth, the Volatile Milk, the 
Incomhujttble Ajhes ; fo that it 
might he hidden from thefim- 
pie aftdun-wife, who want un- 
der fiandtng Jjonefiy ^ and good- 

n§fs : 'which notwiti 
they fignifiedit to the U\ 
Vrudent by cm only 
which is the Stone of th\ 
or the Thilofophers StonX 

Salmon. There ad 
ous Names, bywhi( 
Philofbphers call \t, X^^ 
Gold, Brafs of the Pi 

fp.III. HE 

h s, Magfitfia y the pure 

oy, clear Feimenc, Elixir, 

l:ulins , Fixt Argent 

^ Incombuftible SuW 

I,, Red fixed Sulphur, 

eRiijiflj Kibrick, Green 

;i ol,theGreennefs_, Red- 

1 burnt Braisj Red Earth, 

sVater of Sulphur, A^na 

l^-'y j^,Spittle of i>«^,Shad- 

pf th^ Sun , Eyes of 

i,Sulphur, ftiarp Wine, 

Light (k Lights, Fa- 

' Minerals, Fruitful 

)twoft* Living Spirit , Ve- 

m ^MftArange Vinegar, 

,ji,55 |5 oum , Evo-lafting 

eckra f* ^i^^ ^^^ > ^ ^^" 
;^jij 'Man, Maiculine,Fe- 

le, a Vile thing, Azot, 

— - AaXicv^rimipumMun- 

dtherefore Argent Vive, 

my^Azot^ Flenikifiam, 

R M E a lyt 

Virgins Milk, Radical Hu- 
midity, UncStuous Moifture, 
Sperm , Sal Armoniack ^ 
Hair , Urine , Antimony , 
Philofophers Lead, Salt, a 
Bird, Microcoftnus, Cinna- 
ber, do ail (ignifie but one 
andthe fame thing. 

IL Hermes, Confer^ve 
therefore in this the Sea^ the 
Fp'€y and the h^a^venly Bird, 
even to the laB moifjent of its 
Exit, But I deprecate _, 4^ 
wijh a Cur fe from cur Bene- 
foBor^ the great and Living 
God^ even to all the Sons cf 
the Thilofophers ^ to whom it 
fhall pleafe God to give of the 
Bountifulnefi of Lis Goodfiefs'^ 
if they fjall undervalue j or 
divulge the Name and Vower 
thereof to any Foolifti or Igno- 

?4|fS>, White Lead, Red 1 rant Perfon^ or any Man unfit 

l\i\i i> Water , the Crow, j/or the knowledge of this fecret^ 

Silver, Lime, Jupiter, 

.1 iBion, Whitenefs. all 

, fibuton^J thmg. Our 

1 i, tmc sn diver times 

^''''i degrees of Operation. 

fi i White Earth, White 

'^'^^ or, Ethel, Auripig- 

im^ Arfenick, Chaos, 

^"5^ agon, Serpent,- Toad. 

by*^ iLyen, Red-Lyon , 

f,i i'iion^ Quimeifence 5 


Salmon. He teaches here, 
that in the matter of the 
Stone, is to be Conlerved 
the i'ea, the Flre^ and the 
Heavenly Bird, to the Per- 
feftion or Confummation 
of the Wor^ hy the Sea, 
is underftood the Humidity 
of the Mercury , for that 
no Generation can be made 



in adry^ but in a humid 
matter. Therefore Mer- 
cury is to be Conferved in a 
Liquid form, citrd tamenfui 
Corruftionem, but without its 
Putrefa6tion ; for that hard 
things or Bodies^as Rajmund 
Lully faithj receive not the 
Heavenly Virtue, nor yeild 
to the heavenly Influences. 
A Seal puts not its Print up- 
on a hard Stone, but upon 
loft wax: fo our matter, by 
being made foft and Rarifi- 
ed, is made fit to receive 
the influx of the fuperior 
Bodies^ /. e. oiSol and Lma^ 
and is^ made to obey the 
Government of the Sun, 
Bj the Fire and the Heavenly 
Bird^ isunderftood the two- 
fold Fire^ the External and 
the Internal ^ with both 
which it is to be conferved 
and nouriflied to the end oi 
the Work. 


Salmon, This not 3r' 
demonftrates the Getfic 
and Noble Spirit of oi 
Hermes ; but alfb the 
OHj which the parts 
pofing this Magifterynaii 
one to another ; for fai \ \ 
e'uen in this FriendJJn^ 
Unity confifis the chief 
of this Operation, 

IV. Hermes. This 
concealed Stone of many 
•which is Born and 
forth in one Color^Myl 
' derfia?jd this and conceal 

III. Hermes. Whate^ver 
any Man has given to me^ I 
have returned it again ; nor 
have 1 been behind hand' with 
any J or dejiftedjo return an 
equal kindnefs *^.even in this 
Friend fin f and Unity confifis 
the chief matter of this Ofera- 

Salmon, By the 
Colors, here is undei 
the Blacky White, andj 
of which we have 
before: andtho'ther^ 
appear many other Cq 
the courfe'of the Opei 
yet thofe three are the 
of which , the one 
which for ever remai 
the Never-fading Red! 
which, nothing can be| 
noble or perfed ; 
thou actaineft to be 
deptj a true Son of 
fure to hide and coned 
as here thou art adni( 

Cap. IV. 


v. Hermes. By means of 

i (through the fermijfion of 

-4 Omnifetent) the greatefi< 

'ui[e IS Cured '^ and e^very 


thing may be Evaded : 

through the help thereof 

may come from t^arknefs to 

ht ; from a Defert or Wtl- 

vefs to a Habit atton or 

\ ie ; and from Hraightnefs 

J neceffitJes^ to a large and 

nile Fortune, 

dmon. This Our Tin- 

.;,.,e , Our Elixir ^ Cures 

lofily all the Difeafes of 

Merals, butalWiecureable 
Difeafes in Humane Bodies: 
It gives alfo, not only Health 
and long Life, but removes 
Poverty and Want^ and the 
attendant Evils of a narrow 
and pinching Fortune. It 
is indeed the great preferva- 
tive againfi: all the Aftlidi- 
onSjSorrows and Miieries of 
Humane kind, of what Na- 
ture and quality foever. It 
is 'NeBar. and Ambrofia^ to 
all the Vital Powers.throug'a 
the Efficacy of which, Na- 
ture is made able to con- 
tend, refift, and overcome 
all her. adverfaries. 


^ ^(tntimtation of the Explkation of the Firjl 
Ops v Operation. ♦ 

IE R M E S. Now\ 
my Son , before all 
r, ladminifii thee to fear 
in whom ts the Blejfing 
T undertakings j and the 
[]{ ^n^ and dffofing of every 
ulj I "whiehyou Segregate j fut 

lire tin 


Salmon. This great Phi- 
lolbpher well knew ^ that 
the only way to atra'n to 
the Mydery, was to be ac- 
quainted with that Spirit 
which knew all things, yea 
the deep things of God; ^nd 
to be acquainted with tiuc 
Spirit^ was to fear Gud^ for 
O (g 

194 SX/t\LMO 

fo fays the Holy Spirit it felf. 
The fear of the Lor J is the he- 
ginning of WifdoM^ and the 
Knowledg of the Holy is under- 
fcanding : And therefore oiu' 
Hermes advifa us, -ahove all 
things to fearGod.m whom is 
the Bleffing of this under- 
taking. He {hall not Err^ 
who becomes acquainted 
with, and joyned to,, that 
Spirit which is the Foun- 
tain of all Knowledge and 
WiRlom : For being United 
with that_, you are Centred 
into the veiy Root from 
whence all Wifdom and 
Knowledg fpnng,and being 
Ingrafted into that Root, 
the true underftanding will 
grow up in you, and fill you 
even as the Soul is filled with 



IT. Hermes. Whatever 1 
[peak or 7vrite, confider it^ and 
reafon about it in your mind : 
ladvife itot them "ivho are de- 
fra'ved in thetr Reafon and 
UnderfiiTinding, nor the Igno- 
rant^ or Infipid of Judgment, 
Lay hold of my Inftru^iions^ 
and Meditate upon them'^and jo 
fj ycur Mind and Undeftand- 
inr [to ccncei've what I f^yf\ 
as if yAi ycur \elfivere the Au- 
thor of thefe things I write. 

Salmon* He here Ipt 
to fuch as fear God, he 
be depraved in their un 
Handings, ( as all Pre 
and Wicked Men are^ 
the Ignorant (who ai 
acquainted with the 
Fountain of knowU 
which is the Spirit of 
Living God, as he hit" 
has inllrufted, C/^^p. i. c. 
I. aforegoing : ) nor tchc 
Infipid of Judgment^ (j 
has not Pondered norj 
tated upon thele tl 
You muft Enter with 
Spirit andSoul into the^ 
ter of Nature , and 
bshold how all thirty 
begun, continued, anc 
fefted; but you mufti 
enter into that Uni\ 
Spirit, which is the F< 
of all things, which pij 
through, and dwells ii 
Central Koot ; and bj 
tering into that, it willl 
as a Vehicle, carry yoii 
the fame Root, wher 
things are hidden, an 
veal to you the molt ab 
dite Myfieries , and '»evv' 
you as in a Glals the vit' 
work, and all the O 
i tion5 of Nature. 




11. Hermes. Forte what 
^M^e js hot J if it jhaU be 
lecold^ it jhall do no hurt 
\njury to it ; fo in like 
71 '.ner, he to whom Reafon is 
n me a guide _, does fljut 
jo:nfi himfelf, the Doer of 
^g ranee, lefi he jhould he fe- 
jwm^j deceived, 


ialmon. That Js^ if the 

fiot litiand Soul, or hot Mer- 

^ind Sulphur be made 

no! 'e cold J by a Conjun(3:i- 

ivith the coldBody^ you 

i'fiot do a mifs, but pro- 

i rightly on in the Work: 

•^ihis you muft appre-J 

|i by your Reafon, and 

Nature of the thing. He 

/horn (faith he) Reafon 

\]i ^die Spirit of knowledge, 

pcomea gaide, does ftiut 

himfdt the Door of 

f)rance, ». e. open to him- 

te Door of knowledge, 

ing into the Myfteries 

t!»s Our Philofophick 

V, Hermes. Take (my 
9 the flying Bird, and 
find it Flying'^ then divide^ 
rate^ or cle^nfe it from its 
^^ which keep it in Death \ 

expel it ^ and. put it aw,iy from 
it, ihat It may he made Li-' 
ving, and anfwer thee^ not by 
Flying in the Regions above, 
butHruIy by forbearing to Flie, 

Salmon. In this our Art 
are two Principles which 
fpring from one Root, and 
which are the fubjeft of our 
Stone, viz. Argent Vive_, 
and Sulphur, of which, the 
one is Volatile and fuperior, 
the other fixt and below^ 
from the Conjundion cf 
which often repeated , is 
made the true and Philofo- 
phical lijblimation and fix- 
ation. And that is the fix- 
ation when the Body re- 
ceives the Tinging Spirit, 
and takes from it its Volati- 
lity ; this is done by frequent 
Reiterations, fill a Calx of 
perpetual duration is pro- 
duced, and will remain for 
ever in the Fire ; But in the 
very beginning of this work 
the fubftance of the Scone^ 
which in it (elf is moft fixed^ 
by a Spirit not fixed or Vo- 
latile, as Sea Water, acetur^, 
radicatum^ and fuch like, is 
to be made Volatile. And 
by this meansit will be more; 
fit to becleanfed of irsFilrh, 
O 2 or 


or Ruftj which in metals is I 
a mod certain fign of Imper- 


V. Hermes. If therefore 
jou Jhall deli'ver it out of its 
Imfri[onment , or Cage , or 
Straights, then afterwards you 
fhall Order and Govern it^ ac- 
cording to the numher of days I 
(hall note to you J according to 
Reafon j and then it fhall he 
a Companion to thee^ and by 
it J thou (halt be made great 
and fo7verful, 

Salmon. That is, the fix- 
ed Body is to be lifted up 
by lublimation, and to be 
rfb often repeated, till the 
Volatile is made fixedy or 
fixed with it : But this is not 
to be done4iafhly, or all at 
once, but by little and little^ 
and by degrees. Left by 
too great a hafte you break 
the Veflel, or come to fome 
other hurt. God himfelf, 
made all things in "Number^ 
Weighty and Meafure'y that is^ 
in due and jult proportion^ 
as well in reipeft ofTtme as 
Matter, If you proceed 
wifely in this Care_, you will 
receive the fulnefi of your 



VI. KermQs, Extr a Bo;r* 
the Sun Beamt the Jhi 
and the fordid Matter^ b)\ 
"which makes the Clouds 
over it, and Corrupts it\ 
keeps I it from the Ligl 
caufe by its Torture at 
Fiery Heat^ or Rednefs 

Salmon. The ftiado^ al 
ways goes along withj 
Body, walking in the 
Now that a clearer 
may appear through 
Body, without any iha« 
the Body muft be o\ 
made thin, and diffolj 
which is the Patient 
the Spirit or Sun-Be^ 
which are the Agentj 
living Fire, by whole 
er it is brought to a 
and the Corruptible 
Burnt up and deftroy( 
made fit to be feparai 

VII. Hermes. Ta^ 

Rednefs Corrupted "witl 
Water ( which refembk\ 
Matter ^holding the Firet 
live Coal ) from it : As ' 
as you take thu Rednefs 
rupted in Wattr, away, 
it\ fo often yon hflve the 


' leVurified, then 'will tt A[- 
kteitfelf, viz. become fix- 
d Tinged J in -which ft a 
will reji for ever. 

the Body fixes the Spirit » 
the FojI conjoyned. Tinges 
of its own Color^ whether 
it is White or Red. 

That is Our 
(\iy vyhich is fown in 
iiPhilofophick Eartfe^isto 
s'orrupted or Putrefied ; 
1 then to be Digefled, 
kgulated , Sublimated ^ 
)( rated, and Fixed. This 
l.nefia , or Redneis is 
I made pure by lepara- 
and. then it becomes 
myltiiPlvcd, Digefted, Coa- 
beoffcedj Sublimed^ Incera- 
idillland Fixed^ andTing- 
Patiem being firft lift up into 
Sun-fifliighert Heavens, and 
Buried- again in the 
eft Earth, that there- 
it may arife.and in the 
have a Habitation^and 
ixt for ever. The Wa- 
the Spirit ; the B.ed- 
is the Soul or Tindure ; 
ihe Earth is the Body, 
the Spirit is the Life 
ic Soul, as the Body is 
flothing or Habitation 
of: fo that the Body 
'"^,,il lubftance, fixed, dry, 
containing both the 
: and the Soul. The 
: Penetrates the Body ; 

It [0 a 

\i M 


VIII. Hermes. Return 

the Coal^ being extinB in its 
Ufe^ to the Water ^ in the thirty 
days I note to thee^ fo will you 
have a Crowned Ktng^ reding 
upon the Fountain or iVell, but 
drawing it from the Aur'iptg- 
ment^ and wantivg the Hu- 
mour or Moifiure : ISIcw have 
I made the Hearts of the at- 
tentive^ who hope tn thee ^ glad ^ 
and their Eyes beholding thscy 
in the hope tf that which thou 

Salmon. The Life of tue 
I Coal is Fire, wjiich being 
removed from it' is Hke a 
Dead Body ; nor in a Coal 
only, but in all other things, 
it is Fire that excices or ftirs 
up the Lile, comforts it, and 
conferves it : Yea, the Ef- 
fence of Life is nothing elie 
than Pure, Naked, UnmJx- 
ed Fire : not that which is 
Corrupting andElemencaiy, 
but that which is Subcil^ 
CcE]efl:ial5and Generaring 
all things. This^ in Merah 
is the Afia Fhilojophica.OU- 
O I aginofa^ 

198 SALM 

^gimfa y ^ Sulfhurea^ and 
^n this the Earth is to be 
railed up in the fpace of 50 
days , which is a certain 
Number for an uncertain : 
By the Crowned King, is 
ineant the pqrfeSiion of the 
Tinfture. TheWellisthe 
Fountain of the Phil'oib- 
phers 5 inexhauftible ; out 
of which i: draws the Auri- 
pigment or eternal Tinfture^ 
but wanting indeed its moi- 
itiire, or Running-Water^ 
which is for fo long time to 
hi Digeftedand Boiled with 
Fires; &c. 

IX. Hermes. Now the 
IFatcr was firfi in the dtr^ 
then in the Earth : refiore thou 
it thcn^ t6 the fuperior places^ 
through its own meanders or 
f-'^JJhfres, mid {net foohjldy or 
indifcreetly) change er alter it : 
and then to the former Sprit 
gathered in its Rfdfiefs^ you 
jfjuji carefully and letfiirly joyn 

Salmon. Convert the E- 
Icments^ and you ihall have 
whit you feek. The Earth 
which is Cold and Drv ^ 
agrees with the Water in 
oiYZ qualicy, which is cold. 

GN'S Lit'r 

The Air which is Hotu 
Moiftj participates wittl 
Fire which is Hot and r\ 
and confequently the 
with the Fire J becaufej 
Drinefs. The Earth i 
only true and firft Ele 
of the Stone^ which ay 
Philofophical Calcinati 
to be Burnt up^ and 11 
edj afterwards to b( 
folved in a Moift plai 
a Ponderous Water 
by Sublimation is 
more lubtil and con^ 
into Fire. This Oyl 
mod ftrong Fire into . 
or a Red Rubicund 
Thus the Dragon d 
his own Tail ; and t\ 
lican with her own 
nourilhes her Youn^ 
The Blood of the R 
this Red Spirit. N 
thing is joyfted tc 
withit^ but that whi 
fore was feparated fi 
This Mixtion of th 
ments is not Corpore 
Spirituah not with 
done, but the work 
Metalline Archern or 
which you ought > 
know, and then yc 
not long err from the 





C H A P. V. 

Dialogue beirveen Hermes and his Sort. 

E R M E S. Kmw \ it is Argent Vi've, hut not the 

thou my Son , that [ Vulgar ^ that withcut which 

of our 'Earth is Sulphury \ nothing that exifis^ is able to 

ulfhur is Aurifignjent ^\ he. IfthereforCj thero be 

^^Ah:»jOrColcethar^ of 7vhich\ v\ot\\mg un^Qv the Sun^ in 

pigment ^ S ulfhur s _, and 

like J fome are more ^ile 

an than others^ in v^hich 

a difference or diverjity, 

hif kind alfo is the Fat of 

y fuhjlances ; to "wit, of 

, JV^J, Hoofs, andSul- 

itjelfl Ojl of PctQr, and 

,,^^M\rain or Marrow, which 

You l*^^M^^^^' Of the fame 
alfo IS the Cats or Lyons 
.', which is Sirezst : The 
f the IVhite Bodies^ and 
^at of the two Oriental 
fft Fives, which Suhhurs 
fugkt hold of^ and retain- 
i the Bodies. 

ion 15 
r.d coi 


I the 


^' If a 

'Imcn, i'All thefe are 
Various Names, by 
•h the Philolbphers call 
one thing, and under 
Jm^'^ '^^ey ^^oud it. But 
noil Acute Rifey faith , 

which this Argent Vive is 
notj Our Hermes has no: 
done abfurdly^ to call it by 
thefe Names ; tho' poflibly 
there may be fome one 
thing, which may contain 
more of it, thr.t which is 
more pure, alio generous, 
and more ripe or perfeftly 
digefted, than all the other 
things befides. Authors lay^ 
it is chicflly found in the 
Roots of Metals , which 
Roots are in the Air, and 
the Tops of the Mountains, 
It behoves you therefore, to 
have a perfeft and folid 
knowledge of this Argent 
Vive, before you attempt 
any thing in this Art. Ar d 
diis is to be Communicated 
only to the Faithful Difci- 
pies of this Science. Be 
diligent with your whole 
O 4 mind, 


rnlnd^ confider, think, ru- 
minate^ voWs and revolve, 
medicate and reafon with 
your felf concerning it, and 
thi'OQ^^h the Divine Affift- 
sncCj you will certainly at- 
tain to the knowledge there- 

11. Hermes. I fay mou. 
that this Sid'pkur dees Tinge 
:nd Fix ; and u contained and 
held hy the ConjunBions of the 
Ttnclures, Fats alfo Tmge, 
but withal they fly away^ in 
the Body which ts contained, 
which u a ConjunBion of Fu- 
-gitivcs only with Sulphurs' and 
-Ahmi7io^ Bodies y which alfo 
contain and hold the Fugiti-ve 

Salmon. He diflinguifiieth 
bere between the true and 
Philoibphick Tinfture, and 
^ tiie Fiftitious or Sophifticate. 
The true is made of a Fixt 
and incombultible Sulphur, 
for whicliL Caufe alfo, the 
Bodies ai^rendred fixt and 
inccmbudible : for every 
Tranlmutation is made fub« 
. je6t to the natui e of the 
thing Traafmutingj and not 
of the thing to be Tranlmu- 
ted I it is needful there fcrej 

that you make choioj 
the beft Sulphur for 
Work. The Vulgar is^ 
reign, for that it is deficj 
Blackens, and Corruptsi 
ving alfo a double fupeJ 
ty J "viz,, an Inflamabieic 
Itance, and an Earthly, 
culency. Therefore 
muft find out another,^ 
is a fimple Fire, and Li 
and is able to Revivified 
Bodies , to bring the 
the higheft perfection, 
to perfed them witli| 
ultimate maturity. 
Sulphur faith A^icenna \ 
to be found upon Eard 
cept in the Bodies of 5c 
Luna. In5(?/indeecd 
higheft of Perfeftioi 
caufe it is moredigeft( 
decoded ; when thei 
the Tinciure is p« 
with this Sulphurjdowl 
low, in the Bottom ofl 
fcurity, it is carried Gl 
tim up to^ the higheft! 
ry, with the greateft 
dor oi fpirituaiity , fcl 
any Body whatfoever l| 
melted with the Fir| 
Tinges, and fo firmli 
he res to it, that it 
for ever be any more 
rated therefrom. Ei 

|p.V.- . HERMES. 

^oiifticateTinfture \lhich 
s lade from the middle 
^ierals^ from burning Sul- 
t'j Arfenical, Alumin- 
u and fuch like, are not 
b to defend either Bo- 
i(,upon which they are 
r efted, nor yet their own 
lucrfubftahce from the 
ic:nce of Fire^ but roge- 
with the Bodies they 

^i"n«iway, and by the force 

^tl ire Vanifli into Air. 

^wii I. Hermes. The crder^ 

It}- ! bi , managmtnt and dif 

vm int of the Matter fought 

nb fy the Thilofopbers^ k hut 

ies^t \in Our Egg. Now this 

Jideeo ^ Hevs Egg^ is in no wife [ the Skin, the White , th^ 



they make the Earth. 2. 
Albumen^ the White,*whieh 
is Water. 3. Tellicula /the 
Skin^ which is Air. 4. Fi- 
tellfff^ the Yolk^ which is 
Fire. Some make only 
three parts thereof i. Fi- 
tellus^ the Sulphur. 2. Al- 
bumen y the Mercury, g. 
Put amen , the Salt. Some 
again will have the Tolk to 
iignifie Mars^ Sol^ and Venus-^ 
and the White^ Saturn, Jh- 
fiter. Mercury, and Lunai 
and the Shell] thQ Firmament, 
and Earth ^ or Combufiihle 
Afloes : but to fpeak plainly, 
the Shell reprefents the Phi- 
lolophick Glafs ; wherein 

'W found, ~ But lefifo much 
idigfil he Divine Wifdom, as 
entk ^ a Hens Egg^ fitoulS t?e 

^uifhed* we make ; 
h'iifjdo kion thereof^ a Cot^jpcfi- 

from the four Element i^ 
arried ly fitted and comjaBed 


'MMfimon. The Defcripti 

ife '►f the Philofophick Egg 

tliel irious, which thePhilo- 

lii ers divide into four 

to ii s, according to the num- 

n of the four Elements, 

Tread, and the Tdk^ anfwer 
to the four Elements : Ftre 
Air, fFater 2ind Earthy Or 
rather the Jread, Tolk, and 
White ^' to the three pure 
principles^ Salt,.Sulfkur^ and 
Mercury, or Spirit, Soul, and 
iB^';that \s, Fixity ^tinBur,e^ 
and 'Subfifiencf, 

IV. Hermes. Now in a 
Hens Egg, there is the great efi 
help that may he, for herein u 
a nearnefs of the Matters in 
their Natures : a ffirttuality^ 
«f4we«^ the Shell, which Uw^ gathering^ and joynivg 


2©2 S A L M 

together of the Elements^ pind 
the Earth which is Gold in its 

Salmon, The Ovum Thi- 
lofofhorum^ or our Mercury 
has in it (elf whatever is 
neceflary thereto: We call 
it Our Mercury becaufe 
it is reduced into one pure 
Homogene Body, where is 
I. A Propinquity of Na- 
tures^ as Earth,' Water^ Air, 
and Fire; or Salt^ Sulphur^ 
and Mercury. 2. A Spiri- 
tuality, which is the forma 
tive faculty , the hidden 
Work-Mafter which brings 
the Stone to perfection. 5. 
A gathering together of the 
Elements, for that the Earth 
is made Water, and Airland 
Fire, by Sublimation, and 
they are made Earth again ; 
which Earth is Gold in its 
inward principle or Nature. 

V. Hermes. The Sen faith 
to him^ the Sulphurs which are 
ecnvenient or fit for Our Work, 
are they Cosieftial or J'crreflial^ 
Heav.enlj or Earthly ? I'o 
whorn Hermes anfivers : 
[ome of them are Heavenly^ 
and Jem are from the Earth, 

ON*S Lill 


Salmon, This is a 
Dialogue between the| 
ther and the Son, 
makes anfwec to his 
concerning the Sul 
ithat they are not 61 
or the fame kind, but 
fome are of a Heav( 
and fome are of an Ei 
Nature , yet he corij 
both to be Sulphurs 
the Heavenly is meai 
Solar Sulphur ; and bj 
Earthly , the Sulphi' 
Luna, For Sol is a l| 
Mafculine , hot , fixt, 
and incombuitible , 
perfefts Luna ^ who IJ 
minine , Cold , Vol; 
White, and Combuflj 
exalting her to his 
Glory and Splendor. 

VI. Hermes. The 

faith , Father , I thinl 
Heart in the Superiors t\ 

' note Heaven ; in the Infa 
the Earth. To whom \ 
mes fatth : It is not fo\ 
Mafculme truly is the Ht\ 
of the Femi7iine : a7id tl 
mmine the Earth of the 

Salmo?h The Heav<| 

^p;V. HER 

Vlafculineof the Earth ; 
Earth is the Feminine 
le Heaven : Heaven or 
hichispurej fixtj and 
imbuftible Sulphur , is 
generating Seed ; and 
^cury which is the Ma- 
Earth, is the Womb, 
'eminine principle re- 
g the Seed, in which 
Seed is keept, nouriflied, 
fted and brought to the 
or Perfection : Even 
in which it obtains , 
;2i!fit. Blood, and Flefli , 
Fixity, Tindure, and 
ftance. The Earth or 
hairy is the fubjecft or 
ptacle of all the Ccele- 


/II. Hermes. The Son 

hy Father, -which of thefe 
tore worthy^ one than ano- 
\ whether is the Heaven 

M E S. 205 

defires to bejejned in Society 
with its own kind. We fnd 
even in Wi[dom it [elf^ that 
equal things are joyned toge- 

Salmon, If by a Magical 
Matrimony , the Heavens 
and the Earth are Conjoyn- 
ed 5 neither feems jto be 
more worthy ; for as the 
Earth cannot Generate with- 
out the Heavens, fo neither 
can the Heavenly Influences 
multiply themfelves without 
the Earth : But there is a 
mean propofed, which he 
explicates in the following 
Paragraph, which is the 
making the one equal with 
the other , viz,, by bring- 
ing forth anew Offfpring 
out of both, which Ihall ex- 
cede So/ himfelf in perfefti- 
on, becaufe it is more than 
perfect, and able to make 

if^ he Earth ? The Father an ^ 

'm ^s : Both want the help of\ the imperfeft Bodies or Me- 
ik'i \another , hut a ;i^e<//*/w ; tals perfeft, which So/ him- 
ropfed by frecepts. But felf cannot do, and is ai ib 

\bmfhalt [ay, that Wijdom 
the JVifeA'Ln does Rule cr 
nmand among all Adan- 
d; to thfs Hermes : Ihe 
ifftrent cr ordinary things 
better with them^ becauje 
' 'W'''^ Mature delights ,• cr 

able to make the mod ini 
perfeft Bodies more than 
perfeft , by multiplying 
their Tin^ure a thoufand 
times more than what they 
had Originally by Nature, 
which is performed hy Tre- 

a 04 

cefts, faith Hkrmes^ that is, 
yy Art. And fince every 
Nature Delights to be 
joyned with its own kind^ 
you niuft be fure to joyn 
Metalline Bodies only with 
Metalline Principles ^ for 
Water joyned with Water 
cannot be feparated^ no 
more.can Silver being joyn- 
ed with Silver^ or Gold with 
Gold, that is to fay, their 

VIIJ. Hermes. The Son 

faith • But what is the mean 
among them ? To whom Her- 
mes anfv^£rs : To every thing 
in Nature^ there are three 
things from two, i. 7he Be 
ginning. 2. The Middle. ^. 
iht End, viz. FtrH^ the fro- 
fitahle and necejfary Water, 
Secondly, the Fat or Oyl. 
Thirdly^ the Fceces, or Earthy 
which remains below. 

Salmon, By the Beginnings 
; he means the Deundationof 
'the firft Principles, for the 
^rima Materia muft be pre- 
pared and made fit for the 
Operation : tht Middle, 
which are the Operations of 
the Work from the Begin- 
ning to the' End ; the End, 

S A L M O N'S Lil 

which is the Perfe . 
confumraationof the ml 
thefe are the three thingk 
the two Principles , Si 
and Mercury : Or pol 
by the three things fro\ 
two , he may mean thl 
rit. Soul, and Body; I e\ 
ty, Tinfture^andSubf 
from the two Prini 
Sulphur y and Mercury, 
in Conjunftlon: Oth( 
terpret it thus ; by ti 
things he means He<?v< 
Earth , which canra 
Conjoyncd without 
diunij ( which is the] 
no other wife than Soi 
Body , which cannot be 
joyned in one Body wi] 
the Spirit to Unite 
The Spirit then is the J 
mate Mediator of th( 
and perfed Conjui 
whether Natural orS| 
natural. By the Het 
underftood the Soulj 
the Earth the Body 
Spirit the Uniting P^ 
pies; thefe indeed ar 
three things from the tw\ 
the two Principles, Si 
and Mercury, the Spi\ 
ing Latent in them 
But however. Our Bl 
lefthefliouldnot beui 


). V. HER 

o( J has explicated them 
jnilf, "ifi^* ^ke profit able 
'g«% the Fat 0)1, theFoeces 
Irtk By the Water ^ is 
- 1 the Mercury ; by the 
t)r Oyl, the Sulphur _, 
VI by the Mediation of 
; nternal or Latent Sfi- 
, ire United into one 
d, and make the ^Pieces 

Hermes. But the 

dwells in, ir Inhabits 

\kefe things. And his 

are the darknefi and 

ffs in them \ and by 

Afitnds int9 the Air, 

bis rifmg ) 'which is 

ieaven : But -while 'the 

Favour remains 
fbey are not perpetual^ 
^mt^ remaining or fixt 
itt away the Fume or 
Conja from the Water \ and 
iinefs from the Fat or 
\, and Death from the 
[he Sa and by Dijfolution, you 
ifsa Try umf hunt Gift, 
at in and by which 
'iffors Live 

ndpl» -on. We have fpoken 

(i'tWDncerning the Hea 

ia :bid the Earth.and their 

:, Oiii|fionial Conjundion^ 


ME Si aoj' 

by a Medium, viz. the Air 
or Water,which we alio call 
the Spirit; for the Water 
is nothing but the Air Co- 
agulated ♦and the Air is the 
Vital Spirit, runing through, 
and peircing all beings, giv- 
ing Life and Gonfiftency to 
everything > the very Agent 
which Ties the Particles of 
all Matter and Bodies toge- 
ther, and without which 
every Body, and Metal 
would fall . to pieces , and 
become nothing but Duft 
and Arties^ even the fmalleft 
of Atoms : ^nd this Spirit 
is that which moves and fills 
all thing?. It is the Philo- 
fophick Heaven^ which in 
its prime Refolution or pu- 
trefaftion , is wonderfully 
defiled, fo that like the moft 
Poifbnous Dragon or Ser- 
pent,, it deftroys all things 
it touches ; from whence it 
is laid to have its Houfe in 
Darknefs and Blacknefi v 
and to poffels Blacknefs^and 
Clouds^ and defilemcnts^and 
Death it felf : So long there- 
fore as the Heaven jhall be 
thus infeftedj it is impof- 
fible for it to return to its 
Priftine Nature, Simplicity, 
Purity^ Fixity^ and Perma- 



ncncy. By the Dragon 
then is fignified this Black 
Matter Afcending into Air^ 
which is difficultly done^ by 
Realbn of its thick gluti- 
nous and Ponderous Body^ 
which would not tend up- 
wardSj unlefi it be firft re- 
iblved by Force and Power 
of the Fire in a Phiiofophick 

porous fubftance: beir 
DiiFolved by a frd 
Ventilation of the 
5pirit^ it will be pej 
purged, and recover 
manual Nature of Hi 
which is the thing 


The Se'vetal Operations hy^ and Variomi 
ters ofy ti^hich the Stone is Compofei 


the temferate Fat or 
Sulphur -which is the FirCy is 
the Medium or Middle Na- 
ture^ between the Fceces and 
the Water , and the through 
Searcher of the Water : The 
Fats are called Sulphurs^ for 
between Fire y Oj/L and Sul- 
fhur^ there isfo little difference ^ 
that there is afropinquitj^ or 
neaxnefs't becauje as the Fire 
does Burn , jo aljo does the 

Sainton. He here makes 
the Fire to be the Medium 

between the Sulphur a 
Mercury J which Fii 
have before declared 
both Internal and Ex( 
The firft is Innate, 
Principles and Effentij 
latter Elemental ancj 
dental \ it is the . t^ 
Searcher of the Water ^ 
the ftirer up of Ir 
Life and Efficacy ; f« 
the Internal Fire ma 
perly be called the S{ 
the Matter, which. d 
the Particles of it t( 
Change : But the diS 
bet ween tliis Fire, or ^ jj 




|lyli or Sulphur^ is ib 

that we want fit 

toexpreft it_, but it 

the Spirit to the Soul, 

are infeparafcle. But 

'^^IJtobe underftood^ that 

S phurs^ fuch only are 

e:hofen, which are the 

I near in their princi- 

;ihe Sulphurs of Mine- 

e to be taken ; not 

«f Vegetables or Ani- 

md ot Minerals^ that 

is drawn from Mer- 

r Quick-Silver^ Gold 

Iver, which is to be 

i and exalted by 

M' Power or Principle^ 

is without length, 

or thicknefs, ^uiz, 

lich ffcreal, and yet com- 

ledareids all thofe proper- 

without form or 

yet comprehending 

iEffei#its formlefs being, 

nulai heft and moft exaft 

tk luties i this is the In- 

xlii'-lfire of the Mineral 

And of thel'e, the 

of Mercury is yet 





fire J De the moft 

t IS more at Liberty 

wtiidiB^ to Ad , than the 

s either of Sol or 

vhich are Fixu and 

up in a Dead or 

M E S. 207 

Lifslefs Body : The Sul- 
phur of all the other Me- 
tals are yet more remote. 
And tho' they might ferve 
the end, yet it is with more 
labour, trouble, and diffi- 

II. Hermes. All the Wif- 
dom of the World is compre- 
hended within thjs^ Learning 
the Art is placed in thefe won- 
ful hidden Elements ^ which it 
does obtain^ fi^iJ^Jj or comfleat. 
It behoves him therefore j who 
would be introduced into this 
our hidden Wtfdom , to quit 
limfelffrom the Ujurpation of 
Vice , to be JuH and Good, 
of a profound Reafsn^and rea- 
dy at Hand to help Aiankind 
of a Serene and pleafing Coun- 
tenance. Courteous in his Con- 
"uerfation to others^ and to 
himfelf a Faithful Keeper of 
the Arcanums, being once re- 
vealed to him, 

Salmon, The knowledge 
of this nearefi Sulphur^ and 
how to prepare and ufe it 
in this work, is the Summ 
of the whole Art ; it begins, 
compleats, and finifties the 
whole thing. But how this 
Sulphur is educed out of a 




determined Matter,, few Au- 
thors hav& yet taught. The 
Volatile muft be firft fixed^ 
and the Wild Tamed>before 
you can Operate rightly .elfe 
you will never be able to 
hold the Matter^ to Operate 
upon It ; the Dragon muft 
be then Madered and overs 
come; being once Slain, you 
muft endeavour to give it 
again a new Life^ by railing 
it up into a new tbrm,= and 
reftowng to it a new Vola- 
tility, to wit, the Life of 
Sol and LH?fa • which by a 
Conjandion , and Legiti- 
mate Digeltion, with and 
in the Mercury of thePhi- 
lolbphers , gives to the 
new generation, a new Bo- 
dy, yet llich a one as is Spi^ 
ritual. Subtil , full of Life 
and Power, and able to pe- 
netrate into the moft inward 
recefies of the moft fblid^ 
and com pad Bodies , en- 
riching even Vulgar Sol 
himfelf;, with a thouland 
fold a greater Treafure than 
he contained before. 

III. Hermss. Aj^d this 
km7V^ that except :fou know 
Bow to Morttfie and induce^ 
Cemratien^ to Vivifie the Spy 

rit, to Ckanfe, and i^ 
Light, how things fig 
contend one -yinth anotA 
made ColSriefs and free] 
their defedations, or Si 
Feulneffes, like as fro^i 
nefs and Darknefs^ yoi 
nothings nor can you 
any thing, 

Salmon. This Mi 
tion, is intended of 
Life and form , v 
which you can do 
in order to Generati 
muft make Alive by 
and Cleanfe by firf 
ling or bringing to P 
ftion, and bring fort 
by firft introducing 
nefs. The^ two cc 
Principles muft firf 
and contend one wit 
ther, and a Fatial Wa 
be begun and carried 
the Deftruftion of 
form and Life, befe 
fecond form and li 
appear ; and the 
muft be firft made Co <^ : ; 
that it may be able 
ceive the true Cole 
Tindure. In Order 
the Philofophical Cal 
on is 4 the beginning 
Work, then Diflb 


ip. VI. HER 

the fublimed Matter 

receive its determina- 

To mortifie is to Dii- 

; any thing into the 

3iples of which it is 

unded : Therefore 

ior^ there is no Ge- 

without Corrupti 

in this Putrefa^:!- 

e beginning of our 

, which none but 

nitiated Sons of Do- 

5 and Philofophy do 

underftand. There 

ibe a moft cloie Con- 

m or Matrimony _, 

n the Superiors and 

iors, between the 

and the Body^ which 

de by Afcention and 

on , through the 

rof thelnvifible Life. 

•a:alW 'Hermes. Bat this you 
iQfli %$ow^ that this great 
,011 o( Pttn is a Matter ef fo 
lie k Worth, that even Kings 
ijiJd ^es fljall Venerate it j 
J jjjj ^ch Secrets, it beho'ves 

IjjjI itTW every frofane and 

non. That is^ there IS 
^^ VitalPower^Strength, 
^ 5 zy and Virtue in this 

M ES. 


our Philofbphick Tindure^ 
chat it is able to tranlmuteall 
the Mercury in the World 
into fine Gold ; and notHOly 
all fimple Quick-Silver, but 
alfothe Mercury of all other 
Bodies as o^ Saturn, Jupiter^ 
Mars , Vemts _, and Luna ; 
which Power it exerts not 
only in thofe Inferiour Bo- 
dies, but is alfo able to 
tranfmute the whole Body 
of Gold into pure^TindurCcj 
and to exalt it to a thoufand 
Degrees above v/hat Nature 
has determined it to be. 

V. Hermes. Vnierftanl 
alfo that our Stone is Ccnjoyyt^ 
ed'with, and Comfofed of ma- 
ny things, of Various Colours^ 
and of Four Elements, which 
it behoves us to Divide and 
Cut in Vieces, and to Disjeynt 
them ; and partly to Mortifie , 
the Nature tn the fame ^ which 
is in it. 

Salmon, The Vafigiis 
things are Salt / Sulphur^ 
and Mercury ; the Body -^ 
Soul and Spirit \ which Sp^j. 
rit is that which :jo^i>s 
the Soul and Body together,. 
In Mercury it lelf there jj' 
a Salt J Sulphur and Spirit;-, 
I' ' The 




The Salt of that Mercury is 
the Philofophick Earth , 
which is to be Dryed or 
Drained , Ploughed up , 
Manured and Cultivated » 
and the Sulphur thereof is 
the Internal Tinfture^which 
Tranfmuces;but it is the Spi- 
rit or living Principle which 
gives the Permanency or 
Fixity, and without which 
all Bodies whatfoever would 
fall to Daft and Alhes ; that 
is it which ties the Parti- 
cles and Atoms of every 
thing together. In Sulphur, 
there is a Volatile Body, 
but a Fixing Spirit, and a 
Rubine Soul which tinges : 
This Body in the Putrefa- 
dion is caft away, and only 
the Spirit and Soul, which 
are without Parts, or Pro- 
portion , without length , 
breadth, or thicknefi, with- 
out fubftance or corporeity 
are retained, and Conjoyn- 
ed to the Mercury of the 
PhUofophers by the Medi- 
um of Salt,in which Salt lies 
the depth of the whole Se- 
cret. This Salt is Vegeta- 
ble, Mineral and Animal, 
from whence the Philofo- 
phers were wont to iay.that 
their Stono was Threefold, 

according to that Ternj 
of Generations. In 
Salt there is aCorpor 
joyned whith a 5oul a 
Spirit, that is with a 
phur and Mercury fpiritj 
which are the Chains w| 
tie all the Particles of 
Body together. All 
muft be Cut in Piece 
parated and divided, i 
beginning of the W 
which is done by joyi 
of the three together ; 
is a Myftery which i| 
the true Philofophers 
Sons of Doftrine can^ 
derlland. You muft 
Body to Bodys Soul to 
and Spirit to Spirit, 
which means you will 
the feparation ; becau; 
Soul will joyn with 
yet the Soul of the one 
not joyn with the Bod; 
the other, but feparat© 

VI. Hermes. Anl 

to keep fafe the Water , 
Ftre dwelling therein , 
does contain tts own W 
drawn from the Four FJtfi 
and thttr Water i ; This -i 
Water in its form^ but 
containing in a firong and Ij^j , 
Veffdy the A[cending04 


iht Spirits fijouU file away 
n the 'Bodies, for hy this 
m$ lure they made 'Tinging, 
?erinanent, or Fixed. 

HERMEl 2ir 

by the Fixing Oyl or Sul- 
phur. * 

nrnm. That is the Mer« 
:x y and the Sulphur d wel- 
ii; in the Salt ; or the Spi- 
i md the Soul dwelling in 
h Body^which is our Stone. 
%Fire ( feith he") contains 
Water drawn from the 
Elements : That is^ the 
»hur contains the Mer- 
it drawn from it»Origi- 
! Fountains. 7 his is not 
in Form but Fire* Nor 
<5uick-Silver in form, 
"ulphur ; nor -Spirit in 
butOylj orTindurCj 
ing the Clouds, and 
beaBnidingWaterSjWhich are 
with I dry c^nfiftency or Bo- 
he a I flicking to the fides of 
(he Be iGlais, left they lliould 
fepati I away in fublimation 
the Bodies ; by this 
ns^ being often iterated^ 
icaft three times,(but if it 
lix or feven times, it is 
jetter J the Spirit enters 
, and peirccs and pene- 
ssthe Bodv, in Order to 
ixation : which at length 
trfeded which the high- 
Fixation and Tindure 



VII. Hermes. O Bkjjed 
Water in the form of Sea, 
which Element thou dijfohefi > 
No7v it behoves us, with this 
watery Soulj to pojfefs a SuU 
fhurous Formy and to mix or 
joyn the fame with our Vine" 

Salmon. Great is the 
Virtue and Power which 
dwells in the Ac^ua Thilofi- 
phica^ from whence it is cal- 
ed Blelled. For as com-r 
mon Water, waihes away 
the Filth from things, and 
cleanfes them outwardiy ; 
fb this our Elementated 
Water, not only DiffoWes 
Bodies , but alfo Waflies 
away and Cleanfes them in- 
wardly from all manner of 
Defilemens and Impurities; 
and being joyned with the 
Philofophick Vinegar,brings 
forth from them their in- 
combuftihle Sulphur, which 
by proje&ion , tinges and 
tranfmutes all imperfed: 
Metals into moft pure fine 
Gold and Silver. ThisWa-* 
ter is the Key of the Art, 
by which the Bodies ar& 
P z oftenr 

^12 S A L M 

ottentimes to be opened ^that 
is^ they are tp be Diflblved^ 
and by the (ame to be again 
Coagulated ^ to be made 
more noble^ pure, and per- 
fect: So that no Foot-fteps of 
Death, Blacknefs^ Corru- 
ption^ or Imperfedion may 
any more remain in them. 
The preparation of this Wa 
ter is known but to a few_, 
nor do many attain to it^ 
becauie the Well is Deep 
out of which it is drawn^ 
nor do the Vulgar Chyniifts 
underftand it. But what- 
ever you do J you can do 
no great Matter without the 
help of Nature : and tho' 
Aqua Fortis and Afiii Ke^is 
and fuch-like, aVe uiefuU in 
their places, to diflblveand 
Tear Bodies into Atoms, 
yet are they Alien, and far 
from the true Jc^ua Vhilofc- 
phica^ which has the Power 
to enter into the infides of 
Metals, whereas they, only 
divide them into many Sw- 
perhcies. And therefore lay 
the Phi!olb[>hers, the pre- 
paration of this Water is 
not to be Learned of Vla- 
♦ ilers, but it mult be taught 
by the Didates of Nature 
her filf: 


O N'S 

Vlll. Hermes. Fori 
by the Vower of the Wm 
Ccmpojitum alfo is Dim 
you ha'ue the Key of the ^| 
ration ; then Death and 
nefs file aivay^and Wifdo\ 
ceeds on to the Fmtjhing. 

Salmon. ThisWatej 
not Tear or Gnaw I 
into Pieces and Bits, . 
Radically Diffolves 
and reduces them into 
Trima J\dateria^2iS they 
in their Original GeiS 
on. Of this Nature arct. 
Fountains & Springs id 
garia^ which have a F^ 
of Tranfmuting what 
foever' is caft into the 
to good Coper ; and 
other Fountains, into \ 
if any Wood be ca% 
it remains but ibme o 
time, by the Lapid/ 
Virtue of the Wates 
tranfmated througl 
vvhole fubffance intoS 
which Memorable 
well known Powers 
Operations of Natu 
chefe particular thing; 
in Dart a demondratio 
acieallaa Argument t< 

VU. H E 

•fr'one to the belief of 

I:: Operatiofis and 

r'.*^fiiiutations intheMe- 

'■'•fe Kingdom. Ig7%is ^ 

..6 fay the Philolbphers 

: nough for the whole | 

c^ : Learn therefore \ 

) Nature^ the prepara- 

.. \oi this Az>othj or Wa- 

^^''W the Philofophers : 

i \\ Water being prepa- 

does with a fimple 

ation , through the 

)if Nature J gently boyl- 

\ a foft Fire^ bring the 

' to 2 conclufion, and 


R M E S. 

perfed the lame. This 
Operation indeed ^ or lim- 
pie Co(5tion, is that which 
opens the Door into the 
Chambers of Life, making 
Putrefaction and Death, and 
blacknefs , and darknels to 
vanifh and flie away. This 
Water and this Fire, tho' 
llmple, and fimple in their 
Operation , yet are they 
hidjand known but to a few, 
for that they lead into the 
mo(f reclufe and abfcondite 
reeeffes of Nature. 



Operations of Nature m the Aqua Phi 
loiophica^ as in a Seed. 

T E R M E S. A^^^ 
1 knciif wy Son^ thM- 
l\\^ fiihfejhers chain uf [the 
sip,;; iCirJ "U^ith a firong thatn^ 
i^i when thif 'nake i^ 
Ktend TvUb the fire : he- 
the Sfints in the wapied 
J, 4fjtre to dii'ell therein^ 
rejoyce there. In thefe 
^ttf^is^ they ,'uivifie the?n- 
'} 4f'^ dwell thcreinj and 

the Bedies hold^ cr contain 
them^ nor from them can they 
ever he Jeparated. 

Salmon. The Bodies be- 
fore they can be perfcs^Jy 
united vyith the Spirk, and 
joyned one to another in - 
iirong C^nfedAarion, nii.. 
tirit be purifi/d and wai>K' . 
with AZ,oth and Icf^r> : if ; 




the wa(King is that which 
puts an end to the black- 
n^ls5 and the purification 
is made and continued till 
the White Elixir is made 
perfeftly white, and till the 
red is made perfe^ly red ; 
being thus cleanled and pu- 
rified, the Spirit out of a 
natural propenfion is drawn 
to the Bodies h m which 
being ardently inflamed, it 
iramediatelycommixes with 
them, and they are con-, 
joyned, with an indillolu- 
ble con{un»5lion, under the 
Chains of which they re- 
rnain infeparable for ever. 
Now this conjunftion is not 
made by chance, but from 
the meer affinity which is 
between the Bodies and 
Spiri-r.. for they both pro- 
ceed from one fountain and 
principle^ though of the 
two; the fpint, by reaibn 
it vivifies^ and holds the 
Particles of the Bodies to- 
gether, is much th^ more 
noble, the more excellent, 
and moil powerful Agent. 

II. Hermes. Tkn the 
dead Ukments ars revi'ved^ 
iznd the Cowpofiium^ tr c em- 
founded Bcdies are tinged and 

altered^ and hj wonderfm 
rations y tbgy are made 
nenty or fixed ^ as the } 
fher faith. 

Salmon, The DoQ^j 
of themfelves remain i\ 
but the Inhabitants in tb 
are alive. Now the 
of the Metals, ars the 
micils of their Spirits;w] 
when they are receive 
the Bodies, their terr 
fubilance is by little anS ' '* 
tie made thin, extend 
and Purified, and by tl 

Vivifying Power the I 
and Fire , hitherto \y 
Dormant, is excited 
llirred up. F'or the I 
which dwells in the Mei 
is laid as it were afleep, 
can ic exert its Power, 
fliewic felf, unlels theBo' 
be firft DiiTolved, Exalt 
and turned into Spirit, ( 
that the -Spirit does oi 
Vivilie ;) being ^ brought, 
this Degree of purity ^^| 
fpirituality, and at length 
perfeelion, by their 
dant Virtue, they comnii 
cate their tinging p:o 
to the other imperftft 
dies, and Tranfmute th' 
into a fixed and periTuwi 


p. VIL H E 

ance. This is the pro- 
of our Medicine, into 
ch the Bodies are redu- 
i ; that at firft, one part 
;reof will tinge ten parts 
imperfect body ;then 
hondred.after a thoafand, 
ten thoufand, and fo 
:ely on. By which the 
cy of the Creators 
is moft appax'ently 
tfirefcite ^ Multhli- 
;, encreafe and muki- 
And by how much 
oftner the Medicine is 
Ived, by lo much the 
€ It encreafes in Virtue 
dPower^which otherwife 
thout any more folutions, 
3uid remain in its llmple 
hcli \'^^^^^ State of perfed:ion> 
ere is a Celeftial and Di- 
le Fountain kt Open ^ 
•lich no Man is able to 
aw dry , nor can it be 
kolly exhaufted , Hiould 
e World endure to Eter- 
1 Generations. ' 


21 y 


^il. Hermes. G Beaut i- 
h^nd Fermanent^ cr fixed 
ater^ the Formatcr of the 
ojal Elements^ -mijo halving 
tamed (with thy Enthren 
)md -iifiih a moderate Go- 
ir7^,ent)the Ttntlun ^ hfifi 
tii (I flace of Tcfi. 

Salmon. He does not call 

the Matter of the Stone 
(imply Water, but a fixed 
Watery form, which who^ 
fo is ignorant of^ knows no= 
thing of the principles of 
this Science. This Foun- 
tain (laith Bernard TreuifaTt) 
is a wonderful Fountain of 
Virtue , above all other 
Fountains in the whole 
World •, k is as clear as Sil- 
ver, and of a Celeftial Co- 
lor. It is the Formatcr of the 
Royal ElemeTjts'^ that is ( as 
Berr,ard explicates it ) it 
draws to its lelf the King, 
who after i ;o days^ it brings * 
forth fplendid, lhining,and 
Clowned with a Royal Dia- 
dem , who afterwards A- 
dorns his Brethren , they 
being ^x\i Purified in the 
fame ;Tountain^ and freed 
trom all their Internal Le- 
profis and impurities : By 
this he means. Concord and jj 
Peace is produced, and a '! 
Stable Place of Rett, by ' 
which is prefigured. Tin- i 
ftureand Fixation. 

IV. Hermes. Our Stom 
is a mofi pretiom thing, yet caji ' 
forth i4f07t the Du?ig??iL It zb 
l> 4 vvji 

2i6 SALM 

pjoft dear and Valuahk^ yet 
Vile and the mojt Vtle ; [i. e. 
found among the moft Vile 
Chings. ] Becaufe it hehves 
tfi to kill two Argent Vives 
together ,, and yet to Value, 'Priz>e^ 
and Efieem them, viz. the 
Argent Vive of Auripgment^ 
and the Oriental Argent Vive 
of Magnejia, 

Salmon. It is the mofi 
fretious g becaufe it is the 
Fountain of all Treafures^ 
hpit cafi forth upon a Dunghil^ 
becaufe it is found in the 
Putrefadion of the Matters^ 
which is filthy and ilinks 
like aDunghil; and ib tho' 
it be moft dear being per- 
fefted, yet it is molt Vile, as 
be:ng found amongft the 
moft Vile things , in die 
midft of Corruption and 
defilements. Our Stone is 
Gompofed of a double Ar- 
gent Vive : The lirft of 
which Argent Vive's is Vile 
*nd Abject^ and found in 
ill places^ in the Dunghil, 
m the High vv^ay, in Plains^ 
m Mountains afid in Vallies^ 
ind without which Man^ is _ 
nor able to live one Moment I 
of- an hour •> for it cnllyeiB | 
-1! thi'^P^, both Ar'n.,.ic ^rv^ i 

CN'S Li>l 

Vegetables^ even Hm 
Plants^ and Trees ft ami 
need thereof; it prefel 
all things from Corruptl 
and everylvdineral wid| 
excepdon. But would 
know what it is 5 it is 
Gold nor Silver, nor 
nor. pretious Stones , 4 
are things of great 
and therefore not to beji 
merated among thofe th| 
which are Vile and Ml 
What is it then? It is 
but not the Vulgar 
with which Foodj 
Drsft, altho' that ha| 
of the Qualides of ttisj 
Stone, viz* that of Di| 
ving ; but it is Sal Pi 
Salt of the Rock, of] 
Piock I fay, by which 
ning Mercury is tranl] 
te.d into \hz heft and r| 
perfcft of Metals, anf 
Flixtc into the moft haii 
daniant:butfev»? will bel| 
this, but fuch whom E) 
ricnce and true Philofbl 
has taught, how it is fgl 
iJn all things^ and by^^ 
Artifice it may be extrajj 
out of them. This is 
which wirhout doubt 
Anchor as iinuer a Veil, 
>'^ripigmcint' .^- ' 

^11. HERMES 

Atobe faid concern- 
Argent Vive, that 
lie and mofl: Vile, 
lie. other which he calls 
Argent Vive of 
is moft Valuable 



P|«dous ; this is not 
Vulgar Argent Vtve, 
'|he Vulgar Magnefia. 
^'this Argent Vive, he 
the humidity of the 
ire, which is the Ra- 
rlumldity of our Stone. 
agnefia, he underftands 
otal Mixlon, or Com- 
^ y from which this 
^ity is excrafted, and 
^^f^ ;i Moifturc Vi called our 
cii §B^.Vivei.Vv^hichHumi- 
^"^ ik^s indeed run in the 
liad in cbe lame does 
/e.the vv^hole Comfofi- 
^nd alio congeal ic. 
; It grow Black, makes 
)W White , and alfo 
it grow Red ^ and 
wiiiiijj.end compleady per- 
; and it is that which 
ill in all, being a mo ft 
l^JTreaiure to fuch as 
?/z^ is the Power and 
'■'" of our Sroi-ie, whifib 
n Unlvcrial Magnet 



all t 


igs to their 

T ir *''^- 

perior ci inferior Worlds. 
And the greater part of 

this Secret Arcanum lies ra- 
ther in this precious Magne- 
[la^ than in the former Vile 
Argent Vive : of which , 
tho the Phiiofophershave vas 
rioufly hid it under Clouds 
and Veils, we have here 
(aid enough. 

^ V' Hermes. O Nature , 
thegreatefi^the Creator of Na- 
tures^ which makefv , contain- 
e(t^ and feforatefi.Jsfatures in 
a middk fr indole I Our Stone 
comei with Ught^ and -with 
Light it is Generated^ a-ad 
then it Generates or brings 
forth the^ Black Clouds or 
Darknefs which 7S the Mother 
of all things, 

Salmon, Univerlal Na-^' 
ture is but one thing, which 
is^he very principle ot Mo- 
tion and Reft, and which, 
as Htrmes faith, is the Crea- 
tor of Naru'-e , or the pro- 
ducer of all things. But 
God Almighty is the ^u- 
pream Work Mafter, and 
great Architeft of the whole 
, World , who created and 
\ brought forth this Univerfal 

the lu-!NaL-LM^\ *:hat according to 


S A L M O N'S 

fiis Determination it might 
bring forth all other things 
in a middle principle, which 
is that of Generation^ by a 
proper and fpecifick Power, 
^o if Grain becaftinto the 
Ground» God Almighty by 
his Initrument, Nature^ cau- 
ies it to 5pringj and Grow ; 
but this Eduftion is in the 
middle principle, viz. the 
inward and latent Life^ and 
energetick Spirit which ipe- 
cificates it to its own right 
& particular form, bringing 
forth from Wheat, Wheat, 
and not Barly, Rye , Oats 
or Peale, &c. foif the Seed 
of Gold which is Light, be 
Sown in a proper and fit 
Earth, Meliorated and made 
lit for the purpofe. Nature 
by Virtue of the energetick 
5pirit or Light . lodged in 
the Seed of Gold , Ipecifi- 
cates that produffion, and 
makes it bring forth Gold 
again, lo. loo. oraiooo. 
ibid, according to the gocd- 
:ne(s of the Earrh in which 
'k is Sown : But before it is 
brought to perfed:ion, tlie 
Xight muft be Eclipfed, the 
Seed muft Die, Corruption 
mult prevail, and Darkiicfs 
muft Over-ipread the Face 

of the Earth : By wft^ 
ibme PhilofopherSv tJK;| 
elfe is underftood 
Magnefia of Saturm^\ 
Saturn by the Greel 
led Chronos^ that is 7h\ 
which all things are 
ced , and the Magnejid 
which is the Mothers 
Generatrix of our 

VL Hermes. But 

we Conjoyn the Cro 
to eur Red Daughter 

a Gentle Fire, not j et ,i 
or hurtful, jhe dees 
and will bring forth a 
and excellent 'Son -> 
does feed 7vith a lift 
and nouri^es the f 
er fixed Matter^ m 
abide even the greate 

Salmon, The Qu< 
the Red Daughter 
Philofbphers is Lma^ 
the Mctalick or. 
phick Luna , whid 
puts onrthe Mafculii y;,'" 
ture, by being Con 
to our Sol y our C|* 
King, and fhe brioj 
a oon, wljich the I 
phcrs call their , ^ 
This is won(]erful/^I 


who before were 

fes and Feeders^ are 

the lame Nurfed 

iy but it is fo in this 

Iftrk. It is nouriihed 

II gentle Heat, (not in 

r way of Decdd:- 

erable to that of 

enly Fire or Sun. 

is fed 10 or 12 times 

rs proper Food and 

which is the Mer- 

•Bread and Water, by 

Cf«i lit grows, increafes, 

«p brought to perfefti- 

^lendent in Glory 

^ tmoftlparklingFire. 

fcii ion ought indeed to 

5«)i ito Satiety, even fo 


Salmon. Every thing 
which lives, lives by Vir- 
tue of its inward Fire or 
Heat ; and Sulphur contains 
within it a hidden Fire , 
which by the External Fire 
is excited and ftirred up ; 
Life made manifeft begins 
to live, and that which be- 
fore v/ashid in the Sulphur, 
now exifts and is made 
manifeft ; it is the bulinels 
of the Fire , not only to 
Vivifie, but alfo to Depu- 
rate , and Segregate the 
things which are Hetc- 
rogene^ till ( being fepara- 
ted) there appears at length 

rhj ( Hermes. But when 

aoghi h forth the Fire upon 

lijl* wves or mfol dings of 

i or ||f«r, the Boundary of 

I, wt mes enter in aho^je it^ 

: \lai tid in the fame , and 

;;ng C 'tfied andfiinki ng I^lat:- 

oiifi ']xtra8ied'^ tbtn he ts 

%%i or changed^ avd hts 

;h t'ti 2 hy the help of the Fire 

Red as FUJI), 

^limes till it neither j in the Fceces a moft pure 
fi<| fcrs nor Thirfh [any and Rubicund Tinfture of 
7, ffl^ten is it Tinged and the Color of Flefli newly 
•or ever. Killed and Bloody : This 

is the Blood of the Green 
Lyon, which the Philofo- 
phers fpeak of ; and it is 
faid to be Green, not for 
any external Green Color, 
but from its Viridity or 
llrength of Life. The Tin- 
dure tis like Bloody Fielli 
new Killed, or Blood yet 
flowing and moift, which 
then is faid to have attained 
[the Degree ot perfection, 
i And as Fleflx is nothing but 

22© S A L M 

Blood Coagulated, abound- 
ing with a fill vigorous and 
perfed Spirit ; lb alfo Our 
Tinfture is nothing but the 
Coagulated Blood (which 
Blood is the boundary or 
fatisfadion of Heartsj even 
the Blood of the Green or 
Virefcent Lyn, valily re- 
pleac with a Fountain of 
Vital Spirits. 

VIII. Herme?. But Our 

Son the begotten King, doth 
t^ke hti TinBure from the Fire] 
And Death ^ and the Sea^and 
Varknefsfiy aivaj from , hitn. 

Salmon. Now if you 
know what this Tindure is^ 
Our Hermes here tells you 
very plainly, that it is made 
and remains Red by the 
help of the Fire ; and again^ 
Our Son the begotten King 
Sumtt Tmciuram exigm^<JiQV'\ 
take his Tindure from the 
fire^ from whenc^J plainly 
it is taken; the fire is tha: 
ib'ong Fortitude^, or invin- 
cible Trreng:h, which brings 
fprch this I'inclurej or true 
V irid J cy cfth^J Z^c?;.Whatfo • 
ever rindure fiies a v/ay from 
the Fiie. is Irr. mature and 
imperiev:: nothing'can be 


ON'S till 

right and perfeft but 

can endure the ftmi 

Try al of that Element 

therefore by confeqt] 

the Tindure is to be fol 

nourifhed by the Firel 

it comes to the heigl] 

Perfedion. And thi 

Stone, ,which before^j 

in its beginning/ lajl 

Death, and was droil 

in the Sea or Waters 

fur rounded with Darj 

which was the CorrujI 

of the Matter, is by 

Power of the Fire, ij| lira 

gentle Codion, affimtl 

(o the Nature of the 

and at length wholly^ 

ed into Fire, where it u 

as in ks proper Matri 

Element, and in the 

only rejoyces and i& 

lighted , till by ieng« rt 

time it is converted ii 

QuinteiYence the true 

lolbphick Tindure, aJJ 

Triumphs over Deathj 

Sea, and Darknefi as] 

ving really Conqij 

t hem ; becoming a Mecl 

for the Bodies both of I 

ralsand Humane kij 




s jro?7} the BaW^ \ 


ibo c^firves the tloles 
f'af^es, where they enter 
\niour Dead Son Li'ves. 
Hng comes from the Fire^ 
Vjoyces 'ivith his IVtfe^ 

Of en the hidden things ; 
\\hfcured Virgins Milk. 

M'i ^, The Dragon 

^ ^ifies the Earth , 

\\ lis Black, blacker than 

« u! r Now 5erpents and 

' ■; ins delight rather in 

- under Ground, Holes 

Cc:J|Qks J and obfcure 

than abroad in the 

Air and Light of the 

and therefore they 

the lliining Sun^ ^viz,. 

fftioiifi^t of the Fire. This 

n muft be incloled 

. J effel, little and round, 

tefcnded and Luted^ 

tofe ftopped up, and 

iJKpofed to the Heat 

iftecBSun for one Philoio- 

Month, or fpace of 

/s, in which time it is 

rDefllpd, the parts being 

' Diffolved , by the 

•ftink of which the 

Son happens alfo to 

led : Both being there- 

lin and put into ano- 

can Glalsj are put in 

:at of the Sun for o- 


Cher 40 days, or other the 
like Heat, and in that (pace 
of time, the Dead 5on bv 
little and little is revived and 
reftoredto life;but the Dra- 
gon by the fame heat, be- 
ing vehemendy over- born 
is whollyConfumed andRe- 
duced to nothing. Now 
the King feing the Heat of 
the Sun to be too weak to 
Work a Total deliverance 
from the Poyfon of the Dra- 
gon , prepares a Bath for 
himfelfand his Son to wafii 
in; in the mean time* the 
Virgins Milk- is brought to 
its Whitenefi, with which 
the Son is Copioufly Fed, 
and the hidden Tinfture is 
brought to light, and ad- 
vanced to thfi height of its 

X. Hermes, Now the 
Son Vivified; or made to Live], 
is made a Warior of the Firt^ 
and fuperexcellent in his Tm- 
^ures hfor the Son has got the 
Bleffing, having alfa the R^ot 
of the matter in^him, 

Salmcn. The Father c^xi 

■ever Defert ..the Son, for 

the Son is of him and from 

him , participating of hk 

'■■ ^ Lift 



Life and fubftance : and is 
like unto him in all things ; 
and by this new Generation 
is made patient and ftrong, 
able to endure the moft 
vehement and lading firc^ 
without the leaft Diminuti- 
on or hurt, to its fubftance. 
The Son has got the Blefmg, 
that is, the Tinfture and 
Fixity of parts. And the 
Root of the Matter is in him, 
that is, the Triwa Materia , 
cheAarifick Seed, out of 
which the Golden Tree of 
thePhilolbphers is laid to 
Spring and Grow, bringing 
forth much Fruit. 

XL Hermes. Come ye 
Sons of Wifdom, and rejoyce h 
he ye glad and exceeding joy- 
ful together ;for Death has re- 
ceived its Confummation , and 
the Son does Reign, he is in- 
"vefied vftth his Red Garment, 
and the Scarlet Color is fut en. 

Salmon. Having Con- 


quered and overcon 
horrible Monfter ; 
terrible Dragon, this 
fonous Serpent, thisl^ 
and profligating Spiri 
Putrefaftion, Corru; 
and Darknefs, this ; 
invincible Death , 
brought forth a new 
fpring to Life, Glorj 
Perpetuity ; full of 
and Power, of Sulpb 
Tinfture, even the 
Rednefs, enjoying ij 
fixt (iibftance , alwa' 
creafing ad infinitum^ 
is the Reign and Don 
of this new Birch, (Spani 
with his Red Garrti 
Scarlet Color; I fay 
ving done all thi;, 
advifes us to rejoyc 
glad, yea exceeding jjittr 
for this is the final 
Care , and Troubk 
Sorrow ; making RW 
a Treafure that can 
be Confumed, Wafti 
brought to an end. 


c nm 





d fhilofofhic\ Kiddle laid doxpn after a 


i,iRMES. Now 
A VMnderftand that this 
iiifi out , nourijh and 
and I will reward 
tit to me minei that 
my orwn\ and I will 
fly recommence you 

indD Ml. It ought to be 
irtli, sd and brought to 
Gin tm with proper 
[;ll f its own Nature, 
n^ Fire and Azfith ; 
^joyc pint, and the Virgins 
eei OThe true Acfua fhi- 
'\ which gives it fub- 
Tra Tinfture and Fixity. 
logs lits own, and is like 
made out of the 
Ifte, which for ever 
rdslevens the whole 
if you do this, you 
p the Recomperxe 
ird, the Fruits of 
ibour. Riches, and 
, and Glory ^ and 
ood thing, 


II. Hermes. My Sol, and 
my Beams are mofi inward^ 
and fecretly in me: my own 
Luna al[o , ^ my Light^ ex- 
ceeding every Light \ and my 
good things are better than all 
other good things. 

Salmon, That is , oar 
Mercury contains inwardly 
within its own Bowels the 
Aurifick Seed, but it is moft 
inward, even Centeral, fo 
that it ieems to be hid from 
the Vulgar Eye ; this fuh- 
ftance muft be turned the 
infide outward, which can 
be done no ways but rsy 
Putrefa^l-ion, that the folar 
Sulphur may be made to 
appear. It contains alfo in 
its felf Luna^ which is un- 
ripe, untinged Gold ; yctic 
is faid to be the Light, as 
being the Seed from which 
the Philofophick Tree, the 
good things of our Scone do 
proceed j the Aurora , the 



Morning of the Glorioi^ 
Day. . ' 

lif. Hermes. I give largly 
and pUntifully : I reward the 
underfianding with Jay and 
Gladnefs ^with Delight, with 
Rides and Honour and Glory \ 
And they that Jeek after me, I 
gi*ue them Know 
and Under ji and ^ and to fojjejs 
Divine things, 

Salmon, TYCxsis Q,Tro[ofo- 
faia^ {hewing the liberali- 
ty of the Donor, the Infi- 
nite and imnienfe Treafures 
(as it may in a fenle be laid j 
with which all the worthy 
Searchers after this wonder- 
full Myftery are Bleffed: 
the Rewards are Honour^, 
and Glory, and Treafure^ 
infinitly exceeding that of 
Kings: The poficirors of 
which flight, and under- 
value all temporal things, in 
comparifon thereof, and 
defpife their uncertain, and 
fading fatisfadions for that 
this can never be loft^ nor 
ipent, never be I^xhaufted, 
or confumed_, but remains 
as a fountain alwa} s run- 
ning, an Eternal Spring [for 
ever. ' 

IIII. Hermes. 2V«j 

that which the VhtlX 
have hidden and chfa 
7vritten with ' [even 
Alpha and Yda, fo\ 
two : And Sol in like 
follows the Book [of f j 
notwithfiandingj if 
willing, cr defire thatx 
have the Dominion 
watch the motions of I 
joyn the Son to the 
of the Water ^ which 
ter : 'Thts is a hidden 

Salmon. Under tl 
of f even Letters ffij 
the {^\'tx\ Planets, 
\^\'^r\ Metals anlwil 
them) Hermes has 
Secret-, and in the 
ing words,asinan' 
has lockt up the 
Myftery, fo that it | 
for any one pofids 
give a true inter} 
Tho' by Al^ha and !j 
probable he means 
rit and the Soul, wU\ 
the two^ Mercury d 
phur, which is the ^^ 
dion of Sol and ..I 
Mercury and a Sulpj 
ed and Incombuftifel 
hy Sol fcUowmg m 

lip. VIII. Her 

■ i" Nam re ] is meant the 

■''\m\ Courfe of Genera 

\c , which is the fame 

I J in Metals as in all o- 

K tilings. By the Daugh- 

r')f the Water or Jufiter 

leanc Mercury^ and by 

'ocn, a Sulphur fixt and 

( mbuftible ^ fuch as are 

vandLwwrf : in the Con- 

T'ion of which Mercury 

i Sulphur lies the whole 

cjt. Thefe two when 

rjyned are but one 

i;: but there are two 

al kinds of fixed Sul- 

5, the One and the 

; excellent is Solar and 

: ; the other Inferior to 

Lunar , and White^ 

: t)f which are made the 

^ent Ferments for the 

irs V/kite and Red. 

Hermes. Auditor un 

''id J let us then ufe our 

^n\ Confidetwhat Ihaije 

i m v>itb the wofi accurate 

'^Hgation^ and in the Con- 

A]itive part \ha'ue demon- 

rc:ni|^ to you. The -whole 

\ \^r I know to b? hut 07ily 

|Ww. He which eafily 
^^es, n:av eafily be dc- 

MES. 2 2) 

ceived , and therefore he * 
adviies us to uf^ our Reafon; ^ 
not to take things according 
CO the Naked found of the 
Letter, but to confider the 
weight of the Matter^, the 
Power of the words^ and 
the attendant circumitances 
to the lame ; vvhat he has ; 

here moil fubtilly invefti- ^ A 
gatedj you ought to con- * n 
fider with a profound con- ! 

templation : However, the ' 

Root of the matter he po- 
ficively and plainly tells you 
is but one thing, which is 
the Aqua Philofofhica, 

VI. Hermes. But who is 
it that under fiands the jincert 
inveftigation^ and inquires in- 
to the Reafon of this Matter ^ 
It is not made from Man^ nor 
from any thing like, or akin 
to him J nor from the Oy. or 
Bullock. If any Having Crea- 
ture ccnjoyns with one of ano-^ 
ther Species y the thing is Neti' 
tral indeed which ts brought 

Salfnon. Oar Tierifies has 
given U5 the (incere invefti- 
gacion of Matter, the true 
and right realon of the Ope- 
rarion,coafemaneous' to the 
Q: I a^vs 


Laws of Nature , but in 
ibme things he has left us 
in the Dark, at leaft to the 
ufe and exercife of our 
Reafon and Judgment. And 
tho' he does not ^xprefly 
fay what the matter is ta- 
ken from^ yet he plainly 
tells you what it is not ta- 
ken from ; you cannot ga- 
ther Grapes of Thorns^ 
nor Figs of Thiftles^ is a 
Didate from the Oracle of 
Truth ; and fo Herwes tells 
you, a Metalline Body and 
Subftance cannot be talcefi 
from an Animal being : Bur 
Man brings forth Man, and 
Beaft, Beafrs ; the Ordina- 
tion of God in the Creati- 
on of things remains invio- 
lable ; and if different 5^^- 
dtf/ofthe {^LmtGemts mix 
together , a contamination 
of both the Sfecies follows ; 
this is plain to the ienfes : 
the fame thing happens al- 
fo in Metals. 

VII. Hermes. Now Ve- 
nus jaith, I beget the Light ^ 
nor IS the. Darkytefi of my Na- 
ture ; ^nd tmlejs my Metal he 
drjed all Bodies would cleave 
unto me ; hecaufe I jljould 
meh thrm I'lf^uld^', AKo I 

b A L M O JN 5 I J j 

Not cut, or Wip a-Wi\thi 
Rufi and Inlthinefs^ an I ^ 
traB thei r [uhjlance : I thtt 
therefore is better than '^of^ 
my Brother^ being 

Salmon, This is c^q 
Allegorically^ becau{i't«« 
as the Morning Staistlij 
Harbinger or Forerui, 
the Sun Riling 
is Light there is Lii 
Light being the Ve 
the Life : There 
thing in Rerum 
which is not brougli^ 
by the help of this Lii 
viz,, by a Natural Cn. 
tion : Metals are thu p; 
duced \n their Mind; i 
this Light is not f< 
Metallick Bodies, 
of their too great 
and Terreftreity ; an 
fore becaufe of the 
neft of Venus, they 
gladly flick to her. 
moift Metal P'enus , 
is neither Copper no 
is endued wirh Lucid 
Splendor^ and with 
Virtue and Powe 
which it melts Bodiei 
it was with a Fire of 
but it melts or liquifi 
not fimply^ but by i,j^— , 


h). IX. 


e ^ wafhes away their 

ii and Corruptible mat- 

• that is, extraflrs and 

IS forth to light their 

ry and incorruptible 

•; mce^ even their inward 

bidden Tinfture. What 

he then ? Truly ifKe 

id her Bretker copptlate 

'sr, and at length, by 

..raft ol Vulcan, are ta- 

, held bound toge- 

.^ybme invifible Pow- 

S^ric) in Chains ; ftie 

)e impregnated, and 

a Revolution of ten 


Months, bring forth a Sort 
more Noble and Excellent 
than the Parents. This is 
the pretious Stone, a Pearl 
of great price, the invalua- 
ble Treafure, which even 
the Kings and Princes of the 
Earth, and the Great Ones 
of this World feek after; 
but it is feid from their Eyes, 
being only the proper Inhe- 
ritance of the abjeft and 
humble in Spirit, who 
are the true Sons of WiP 

C H A Pc IX. 

M^'^ /^^5 or Co7tchifmi of the Theory of 
^' the ¥hilofofhic\Tm6iiire. 

[#,ERMES. But 

the King^ and Lord 
•' ''imnator^ to the Wttnef 

'PPJf RC.^, and Adorned with 
'^^^^ alDiademy lam cloath- 
\m b the Royal Garment,^ 
' ^!! ^'^^Py andgladnefs of 

orlifji mon. By the King is 

biiitl t'Gold- and by his 

Brethren, the other inferi- 
our Metalsj which all pof- 
fefs the Kingdom in com-, 
mon, the fuprearh power of 
which refides in Sol aloiie;, 
for that he fbfhins himfelf 
in the fire without hurt, &^[ 
iron to the longeft period of 
time. By the P>.oyalD'tadem 
he means Fixity ; and hy 
the Royal Garment Tin&.urdy 
even th^ red Tin^uh 6^ the"' 


S A L M O N'S 

Stone_, which as Ferment or 
Le'ven, Leavens all the infe- 
rior Metals^ and tranfmutes 
them into its own Nature 
and Property^ and this by 
the help of our Mercury. 

II. Hermes. And king 
overcome hy Force ^ I made my 
fuhfiance to lay hold of^ and 
to reft within the Arms and 
of my Mother , and to lay 
hold and faften upn her Sub- 
fiance : mah77g thdt which is 
Vifihle to be Invifible^ and 
the hidden Matter to appear : 
for every thing which the Phi 
lofophers have Vailed ir Ob- 
Jcwedj is Generated by Us, 

Salm&n. That which is 
thus overcome by Force is 
5c/; that isj it is diffolved 
and its Body Opened^, and 
made to joyn and Unite 
with Mercury^ which is the 
Womb in which the (olar 
Seed is Sown^ vyhich is the 
Mother thereof : in which 
Womb being digeiied and 
Ripened_, it lays hold of the 
fubiiance ol Mercury, fail- 
ens upon iL^ and converts it 
into its own Nature-.ThusSi/ 
which before was Vifiolejcs 

Ribftance being atter'atcd 
is made invifible, id 
'Spirit 3 and that whiiw. 
before hidden and in 
is made to appear, 
is the Internal Soul a:| 
ritjthat is^Tinfture a; 
ity^ which by Virtm 
Ferment is put upo 
cury^ whereby the aii? 
or Obfcured Mattel is G 
nerated^ which is d:cfi 
ftance of our Stone, __,j,^ 
by a Door is Ope 
the Chambers of ■■'^' 
Treafures. ^^ r 

III. Hermes. Ur 

thefe Tvords^ ^^^^^^"-^mm 
ditate upon them, an 

{after nothing elfe: j^^ . 

' the beginning is Gen^m: ■ 
Nature^ whofe Bow 
wards are Fleshy 5 
any thing elfe. U\ 
words Meditate ; a\ 
vphat is fuperfluous 


Salmm, With 
hemency and Ea 
does Hermes here 
tho' the whole My 
in thefe words : A 
not in Vain does hebi 
derftand them ^ kee thii\ 






nlitMte upon them ^ and to 
tare after mthing^l[e : You 
not gather Grapes of 
1 rns, nor Figs of Thi- 
[( : As a Man Begets or 
aerates a Man , and a 
::laBcaft, and as every 
rb.and Plant, and Tree 
TodLjced from their 
iT^eed; foin theMe- 
ie Kingdom , Metals 
bnly produced from 
ine ^eeds or Roots, 
to a proper Womb, 
(1 is the Philofbphick 
mry^the Earth whence 
draw their Nouriili- 
^, and by which they 
*^" IT, Encreafe , and pro- 


**'Tbnto Perfe6:ion 


'i;'" 'things whatfoever are 

/^f and Fruitlefs. 


i''])^ . Hermes. T^rom thence 
^ the Vhilofofher Botri js 
'; from the lellow cr Ci 

fh i Tifhich is extracted out of 
'd Root^ and from vo- 
'.Ife-y which if tt [JjaIIl;e 
y thou hafi] ought it at 
outhofWijdom^ it was 
»^ained by thy Care or 

^'iCM) '-^ ; Xcu need not ftudy te 

D\^''^ or change it from the 

ndoO ft: See I have not Limi- 

under Darknefs ; I have made 
almofi all things plain to you* 

Salmon. By Botri he 
means the two Atones, the 
White '-> and the Telloiv or 
Red , which are ^xtraded 
out of the White and the 
Red Roots, viz,, out of the 
Sulphur of Nature. That 
which Whitens , the fame 
alfo makes Red '; and tht 
fame that Kills, the fame A^o 
makes Alive : ( Qui mtcui% 
moritur^ mecum oritur.) But 
this is true, only of the great 
Work it felf j-^ and not of 
any Branch thereof 5 in par- 
ticular Works and Ope- 
rations, you mult have par- 
ticular Ferments ^ which 
muft be taken from Lu- 
nn for the White , and 
from Sol for the Red, as 
the Arabian Geher has at large 
and plainly taught us. Na- 
ture does only and alone 
conjoyn and leparate, and 
all its Operations are fubtil 
and fpirituAl ; but if you 
will be Wile above Nature, 
you fhall certainly Err and 
fufFer an irreparable loft : 
And having once brought ic 


to the fixed Rcdnefs ; there 
'/ flr Qircumfcribed you is nothing beyond that, in 

Q^ 5 ^ that 



that is the Ultimate perfe- 
ftioiij where you mult take 
up your reft. 

V. Hermes. Bum the 
Bedy of Laton or Brafs 'with 
a 'very great Fire, and it "ivill 
gfve you Gratis 'what you de- 
fire 5 it will Stain^ Dje, and 
Tmg^ as much as you can wijh 
it J and that 7vlth Glory and 
Excellency. And fee that you 
make that which is Fugitivt 
and Volatile^ or flying away^ 
that it may not fy^ by the 
rneam of that which flies not, 

Salmon, By the Body of 
Laton or Brafs ^ and by that 
Tu^hich PS Fugitive^ he means 
the Philofophick and Vola- 
tile Mercury^ which by a 
Sulphur fixed and incom- 
buitible ( iiich as is taken 
from Luna and Sol)\s to be 
fi.xed in the Fire, {o as it 
may reil: and remain therein 
tho' moft Vehement^ and 
Fufbry^ or in the ftrongeil 
reverberation, without the 
leafl Diminution , Detri- 
iT^ent, or Corruption. B ut 
the Mercury is fixed by the 
Bprit of the Sulfhur^ not by 
it6 Corporeity ; the Corpo 
real Particles only give form, 

and convey the Sf it 
the Mercury^ which) 
not be brought to itj 
by any other Vehicl 
the Fire, all the Hete^ 
or impure parts of 1 
cury are de(troyed| 
piire left behind, ai 
faft by the Powcf 
fixing Spirit, whicl 
wile without the ai 
and help of that Spirii 
have vanilhed alfo 
Volatile fubltance ic| 
upon , changes 01 
muteSj and fixes , 
brings over into itso\ 
perty. Jhts tho' 
contains in it the higl 
ty., and its Body bei 
pencd, is the Sulp! 
Seed which muft 
in the Philofophick! 
Mercury, ( as we 
ten faidj that it m< 
Die, and refume a 
d}', a thouiand folc 
in quantity than it^ 
which by the enf 
Power ot- the Em 
Spirit will be made 
fpring up and growj 
a Tree J of the lirft 
tude, bearing Gold< 
pies, whofe Seed 
and remain in its 

5ip. IX. H E 

. V, and bring forth a new 
3i(inity of Generations : 

roerpetual new Sublfance 
r3ody being made out of 
] Subftance of the Mer- 
al Earth, by the Power 
1 he tranfmuting or Ve- 
citing Spirit and Soul. 

1. Hermes. And that 

...<^cb refis or remains ufon a 

a:SD:[it|^'BW [is fixedj] and is 

* afirong Fire it felf: And 

I which in the heat of a 
l^ fx\^,pr hoy ling Fire if cor- 

!?dj or deHrojedj or made 

/_, 9f Cambar. 

-almon, Ey Cam har al{o 

means the ielf fame things 

.vitj our Volatile Mercu- 

, li in its Corruptible State 5 

-i^jl rather the Corrubtible 

■ impure part thereof^ 

ch maii be corrupted, 

» deihoyedj and made to 

^.way_, that that which is 

e and will not fly, may 

I 'ear and remain > but the 

itying Fire mud be 

wn, in wliich the great 

.jjret of the Operation lies j 

i widiout which nothing 

|i be done, v/hich Fire, 

^ve have ibrmeriyfaid. 



D fold, ^,^tz, Internal and 

RMES. 231 

External ^ the latter being 
ufed only to excite the for^ 

VII. Hermes. Andknov^ 
ye that Our Ms, Brafs or La- 
ton, is Gold^ which ts the Art 
of the ^remanent or fixed Wa- 
ter j and the Coloration of its 
TtnBure and Blacknefs , is 
then turned or changed into 

Salmon. That is ^ Our 
Gold or Stone, or Tinfture 
is the product of the perma- 
nent or iixed Water, by 
which he means the Philo- 
fophick Meicury impregna- 
ted with the Spirit of the 
fixed and incombuftible Sul- 
phur. And by this you may 
perceive he puts a difference 
between the t^/ , Brafs or 
L<??^»j which is made by this 
permanent Water, and the 
Corpus arts, or Body of com - 
moii Brafs. Now the Aqua \ 
p€r?nanens is that which con- 
tains in it felf the Tins^hires j 
or all Colors, Black only ex- 
cepted, which is taken away i 
from it, for that it is a fign 
of imperfedion and impii- 
ricy : By this Water alone ; 
N/Iercury is turned or ciiang - ! 
a 4 €d ' 

232 S A L M 

ed into the true Red, that 
is, into the Tincture of Sol 
But to take away its Cor- 
ruption^ and to reduce it 
5nto the incorruptible and 
hxt Nature of 5c/, that muii: 
be done by Sol alone, and 
i^ot by any corruptible and 
Forreign Matter or Sub- 
itance, for that Sol contains 
in hinifeUthe Seeds of fixity 
^nd Tincture, which no c- 
ther Body in the World does 
befides. But to make Sol 
do, or perform theite things, 
its Body muft be opened, 
prepared, and made fit for 
this ptrpofe, by Virtue of 
tne Ama permanens. or Aqua 



VIU. Hermes, I ccnfefs 
that through the help of God^ I 
have fp'okcn nsthing hut the 
Truth : That vjhlch ts deflroy - 
edmufihe rcflored and renew 
cd^ and from thence Ccrrupti- 
on is feen in the Matter to be 
Renovated, and from thence 
the Rcno-vation appears : And 
on both 6r either jUc^ it u the 

Salmon, He has hitherto 
been teaciiing you the tirli 
pait of the Work^ which i^ 

O N ' S 

the Deftru9:ion of this 
Birth and Life; conce 
which he aflures us, 
fpoken nothing but 
Truth : Our Mercury 
be undone.and unmad< 
is, corrupted and delir^ 
and brought througl 
trefadion into a pur 
Limpid Water, that iti 
be able to peirce the 
line Bodies; frorn 
State, by Conjan6lion*!r 
a pure, fixt, and incoj 
ilible Sulphur, and by 
tue of a fubtle, living] 
fixing Spirit, invifible^ 
out length, breadthjOr t| 
neis, (which Spirit is 
PhilofbphickFire,) it 
be renewed and regei 
ted ; the Water is to be] 
ed up^ the fpiritaal is 
made corporeal ; the 
to be made thick, the 
latile to be made hxt J 
the changeable CoiorsI 
duced to a Unity and 
manency, either Whit 
Redj according to the 
der and Rope of tlie 
ration ; one aiid the 
Mercury does corrupt | 
deftroy the Bodies, 
again exaltj pcrfjft , 
fix them ; Tlie Mattd 


ijJtone is butone^ and 

I ore nothing can be 
r Alien from the Art^ 
10 fetch ic from many 
I 5 Nature is not niend- 
1 made better, but by 
. ire of its own kind ; 
isgar makes Vinegar; 
• Ai t begins with xMcr- 
and with tlie lame 
ry it is Finiilied. It 
id of Vrotem^ which_, 
Hg upon the Earthy 
the Nature of a Ser- 
but being Immerfed 
iiter, it reprefents a 
prefently taking to it 
Zings , it afcends a 
nd flies like a Bird ,* 
,; irwirhftandingitisbut 


id isi 

one and the fame Mercury ; 
with this the Artill does 
Work, and with it he tran- 
facSls all the neceflary Ope- 
rations of our Stone, being 
fit and proper for them all, 
viz.. for Putrefying, Diflil- 
ling. Coagulating, Morti- 
fying, Vivifying, Subliming, 
and Tinging, without which 
feven Operations you la- 
bour wholly in vain. Till 
you have Putrefied the Mat- 
ter, you have not made one 
flep in the true way ; but 
that being done, you have 
aceomplilhed the firll fign 
of the Art^ as Hermes telti- 





'raSiical part of the Fhilofophic\Worh 

"ERMES. My Son, 
that which is horn of 
W u the hegining of this 

en. The Crow is the 

i(s and Darknefs of 

•tter being Corrup- 

^ irf^w nothing was ever 

Generated or brought to 
light, wiiich had not its be- 
ginning from blacknefs and 
darknelSj ex noBe Orfhei, i.e. 
from principles Invifible i 
for fo ic is (aid concerning 
the Creation of the great 
World. In the beginning 
when God Crsated the Hea- 

234 S A L M 

vens anithe lEarth^ fthe Earth 
Was empty a7id void^ and dark • 
Ttefs wa€ upon the Face of the 
Deep ; and God [aid, let there 
he Light and it vjasfo : from 
whence we may gather ^ 
that Darknefs was Prior to 
Ligh'f : And fo it is in this 
oar Philofophick Work h 
and aitho* it is commonly 
thought that the darknefs or 
Dark principle is taken for 
the true Seed of things, yet 
it is no iuch thing, but on- 
ly certain Rudiments, or 
rather the Domicii where 
m the true Seeds of things 
dwell : Nor is the Spirit by 
it felf the Seed of thin; l 
nor yet the Corporeal Pa: 
tides by themfelves; bur a 
certain portion of Spirit 
ioyned with a fit proportion 
of Idoneous Matter con- 
joyned with an Eternal Soul; 
which in the beginning of 
our Work is to be'Putrefied, 
and made blacknefs and 
darknefs , that the whole 
Corporeal form may be 
made fpiritual ; and the 
Seed which before was 
Corporeal and Vifible, or a 
Spirit joyned wirh a Soul 
s.nd a Body, may become 
wholly fpiritual : From this 


third, Immixt, Incoi 
and Invifible Seed, 
the Crow, in the hi 
and darknefs of the Hfifii 
is our Stone, the trubH^^ 
brought forth, whtcl 
Our Hermes^is the bej 
of this Art. 

II. Hermes. See^e 

1 have chj cured the\ 
fpoken of to joUj hy a\ 
Circumlocution ; and ^lik 
deprived J ou of feeing 
[bv giving you too] 
fight :] And i.Tk^dl 
2,Th\: ijned^ :;. 7l>/ar^io t; 
4???'/ Icnnfi, I have 

Salmon, He tell 
has not nakedly dei 
ted the whole thini 
but he has Indigita| 
Matter with what 
he could, Circtifnfcrih\ 
a certain going al 
Circumlocucionj wl 
Sons of Axi by thinj 
Meditating upon, 
length happily find 
PhilOibphers fay, tl 
three leveral Birds, 
from the Name of 
they call Aves Uf 
which fly by Night ^i^^^ 


,^.- HERMES. 2;j 

^ gs. The iirfl: is Corvm j jTor^^ : ^« J ohferve^ that the 
K>ow or Raven^ which j times of the Earth are in the 

Water ; which let he as long 

ctits blacknefs is laid to 
J le beginning of the Art; 
K is of the Nature of the 
' -.entof the Earth. Ano- 
is the Swan^ and is fo 
/d from the Whitenefs 
le middle^ andanfwers 
e Element of the Wa- 
r in which the Sivan is 
yerfant. The third is 
<3(^i^jWhich is the Oleum 
Ithur Fhilojophorum ^^nd 
'ers to the Air, for that 
^«Ik;iongeft in the Air.and 
l-Ii feft to the Sun. But 
im Jrou may not be decei- 
)y NameSj thefe Birds, 
ter to fo many Spirits_, 
fie K iiher to one only Spirit 
liyilei U that threefold ap- 
ilii lance, or manifefta- 

•hai 1 

ffpi I. Hermes. Roaflthem 
for^^ then hoyl them in 
ivhkh p'oceeds from the 

"^S^^ Belly J fcr y^ 14^ cr 21 
; that it may eat its own 
Sy and kill or dtshoy it 
This dcne^ let it he jut 

j|i etta Pannij and tn the 
fa Fornace^ "which dili 
y lute and take care of^ 
mm of the Spirit may go 

as you fut thifame upon it* 

Salmon. Hitherto he-has 
for the moft part^ delivered 
the Art Theorically, now 
he comes to the Pra(5i:ical 
pkrt, ordering the matter 
(before demonftrated in di- 
1 vers manners} to be roafted, 
I and to boil it in Hoiie- 
I dung5 for a certain number 
' of days. There is a time 
of digeftion_, which is the 
prime, or hrft Affationj or 
Decoction, with a fire weak 
and (oft, like that of horfe- 
dung, which i6 fufficient for 
the firft degree of Digefti- 
OR : This being done^ the 
Dragon will eat his own 
Wing?, and kill rr deftroy 
himlelfj that is, th& matter 
will begin in the Terra Phi- 
lojophica^ to be diffolved and 
corrupted. Then after the 
time of the lolution is ab- 
solved or corn pleated 5 the 
heat of the fire is by little 
and lircle to be augmented^ 
and the matter to be deco- 
ftcd in ^1 Philofophick For- 
nace or Ahanor^ with a 
continual fire. But the Vef- 



fel which 


S A L M O N'S L 

muft hold the ' tains iecredy or hidde] 

matter, mint be exaftly 
fealed^ left the Mineral 
Spirits^ (which have a moft 
vehement and penetrating 
i&tc^ fliould tranfpire , 
or go forth, and leave the 
dead Body : This may be 
done with Sapentia ^ 
which you may prepare af- 
ter this manner. Take Glue 
dried into pov^der^ one ounce ^ 
Barly flower two ounces^ green 
Wood JJhes^ Salt, Calx Vi've, 
Sandy Crocus 7nartis^ or Caput 
mort, of Vitriol, SinSLcne ouncs^ 
all being in fine powder, let 
them be mixed with juice of 
Comfrey^ and Whites of Eggs^ 
tothe'jufi confifiency of Lute : 
with this the Months and 
iunduresofthe Veflelsmuii: 
be ftopt and clofed, fo that 
the leaft Spirit or Vapour 
may not go forth. 

IV. Hermes. The mat 

ter then being melted or dif- 
jclued and hurnt^ take the 
brain thereof, and grind it in 
Tnofi- JJjarp Vinegar, or Chil 
drens Urine, till tt be chjcured 
cr hid : this done , :t dses live 
in putrefaUion, 

Salmcn, Oar Stone con- 

its feif all the Colors < 
World, which are noi 
nifeiled, unlefs it b( 
melted or diflblved. 
ten therefore as it is 
in the fire, fb often 
color arifes from it 
the whole matter is n 
to allies : And in the 
lofophick Arties is th 
mx hidden, and out ol 
will it arile with glor 
fplendour ; at firft 
like a Worm, which 
cefs of time will be 
Bird, even the moft 
ous Phxnix. By the 
thereof, he means the 
But here he calls the 
the Brain, Metaphoril 
for as the Brain is th 
of the moft pure and 
Aniaiai Spirit, in an 
mal; fothefe Aihesa 
place of the moii: Tub 
neral, or Metallic k 
r.vA the matter in 
the faid Spirit is hidd 
'.-en the moft noble, 
moft pretious Spirit o| 
whole greater World 
the ?nofr [lurp Vinegaf 
Childrens Urmc, lie 
rhe Aciditv, or SpiJ 



3ip.X. HER 

ui:s of the Metals, or Me-I 
al k bodies : And by grind- 
10 he Jjhes tbtrewithj he 
ms diflblving them 
Kdn, which is the Phi- 
>bhick way of fpeaking: 
r this diflblution muft be 
) ng, till it putrefies, and 
Kirft color of the opera- 
o'appears, which is hlack- 
which color muft 
appear: The Stone 
become Black twice, 
White^ and twice 
J the caufe of which is 
s^e only, for that the 
'adion is twice repeat- 
land therefore it is faid 
fecond time to live in 
fifadion ; that is^ being 
corrupted and putrefi- 
the fecond time it does 
^?%fie. Bj the Brain (asI 
kid) is underftood the 
, or the moft fubtil 
a-al fubftance diffolved 
le Radicated Vinegar ot 
Philofophers ; if you 
j^ not the preparation or 
tication of t]\\S'Radica' 
mgar, you know*no- 
of the true Philofo- 
^f. ^ Menftruum, or diffol 

M E S. 257 

but this Acetum Radicatum, 
for that it contains in it iclf 
all things neceffary for this 

The Dark 

it, before it 

r.', K 


a is 




V. Hermes. 

Clouds will be in 
is Ktird ; let thtm be eon'ver" 
ted into its own Body ; and 
this to be reiterated as Ihavi 
defer ibed: Again let it be Kil- 
led as aforejaid^ and then it 
does Live, 

Salmon. That is to fay, 
while the Matter is in Dif- 
fblution and Putrefaftion , 
in Killing but not Killed^ 
the Clouds like a Tempeft, 
will arifej which is an effer- 
vefcsnce caufed from the 
concert of the contending 
principles, as is evident in 
all forts of Fermentations: 
Thele Clouds muft revert 
again^ and be converted in- 
to thsir own Body ; and 
this Work muft be fo ofcen 
reiterated _, till no more 
Clouds arifej viz.. till the 
Dragon is wholly Slain. 
This done he muft be refto- 
red to Life again, and made 

-' , ' I ; there is no other Acjua to live^and then killed again^as 
Metalica, A(]ua Vit a\aforefaid^ and then it does live ^ 

'Uriahs , 



Lafidis^ ' 

as we have demonftratcd 


2^8 S A L M O N S II 

in the Explication of the I dare alfo to you the fig 

former .Paragraph,) e^^en in 

andrejoycing^ even th, 
which does fix its Bodyt: 

Salmon. That is, 
dares the caufe of lii 

TutrefaSffon^ from which it 
muft at length ( by the or- 
der and courfc of the Ope- 
rations)be freed and brought 
to its Ultimate Perfeftion. I deaths to be in the 

I to wit in the natural 
VI. Hermes. In the Life j whether Animal, V^ 
and Death thereof the Sprits \ ble, or Mineral. H( 
IVork : For as it U Killed hy . knows how to revive 
takmg away of the Sprit ; jo i Minerals ^zrA to purify le: 
that being refiored^ ft is again I knows how to exerts 
made Alive _, and rejoyces 

Salmon, The Spirit is 
u(ed both in the Killing of 
it, and in the making of it 
Alive again : but this is by 
Ibme doubtfully under- 
ftoodj whether it be meant 
of the innate or indwelling 
Spirit only, or of that Spirit 
joyned with another Metal- 
lick Spirit, begaufe he ufes 
Spirits in the Plural number: 
Flowever this is certain,that 
as Death is induced by ta- 
king away the Spirit 5 fo 
Life is retrieved^ by reiio- 
ring it again. 

VIL Hermes. Butmning 
to this J that which ye jeek by 
afiirmatim^ ycjljnlljee : / de- 

powers^ and is in the 
way to the greateft 
crets. 'TisthisSpiritj 
ed with its Philofc 
Earth, which has po^ 
fix both perfeft and 
feft bodieSj and to! 
them into the highel 
feftion of Silver and 
which he calls the fij 
joy and rejoycing. 


Hermes. No 
our Anceflors gii 



only in F/gures and Jyf 
they attained to the kno 
of this Secret ; but be hoi 
are dead : I have riow 
the Riddle, I have de 
ted the frop[ition fo mi 
fired ^ fo much airned at 
opened the Book [of 
to the Skilful and 


>tiha'Vi alfo a little conceakd 


.,Uden Myfierj. 

llmon. He declares^ 

I the ancient Philofo- 

i\ delivered the Matter^ 

cProcefs of the Philofb - 

1 ; Tinfture in i^nigma's , 

: Types & Shadows on- 

■ hey left no footfteps of 

ue thing behind them^ 

)M^hxt every one might 

eiJipfat pleafure; there- 

ntlliptin them our Hermes 

' receive nothing ; and 

Dfefles, Ch. i. SeB. i. 

he obtained the kno'iv- 

^^ this Art^ hy the inffi- 

IX. Hermes. Ihave hft 
the things {which ought to be 
put a fart) within their 0ii/n 
bounds : I conjoyned the 'vari- 
ous and divers figures and 
forms [of its appearance in 
the operation] and I have 
confederated or joyned together 
[yj'wh them] the Spirit. Re- 
ceive yoH this as the gift of 

Salmon, The meaning of 
which iSj that he has firft 
feparated what ought to be 
feparated^ viz,, the pure 
from the impure, and the 
^^ of the Living God on- \ Spirit from the Body, which 
Jud it was who did re-\ is the firfi: work in order to 
Aind open the Secret r*? putrefadion^corruptioHjand 
This Secret he has o- death. Then iecondly, he 





in this Work, and 
ft) plain, that the skil 
d learned may under- 
iit: 'Tis true, he has 
folded every particu- 
•ut yet he has made 
fo plain, that he who 
ad him with a Philo- 
kmind,mav at length 

find out the truth; 
hitanding what he 
vealed, he declares. 

:.( a little concealed the 

I Miftery. 

joyned again what 
ought to be conjoyncd, to 
wit, ri:ie various and divers 
figures and forms, the Soul 
with the Body, that it may 
again be enformed with 
Tinfture and Subftancs» 
Thirdly, he has confedera- 
ted, or joyned together 
v/ith themjthe Spirit, which 
ties the Particles of the Bo- 
dy and Tincture fo hrraly 
together, that chey ean ne- 
ver b© feparated; and unites 



thctii in a perpetual con- 1 which will endure 
junction with a fixity , | ver. 


The PraSlical part farther Explicatet 

I. TTERMES. It be- 

hoves you therefore to 
pve thanks to God, who has 
largely gi'vm {^of hii bounty] 
to dl the Wi[e ; who delivers 
us out of the Snares and 
Clutches of Misery and Tovtr- 

Salmon, For this inedi- 
mable Gift of God, it is 
but gratitude to return him 
the Tributes of Humility 
and Thankfgiving; to abate 
our felves before his Divine 
Majefty,with all humbleneft 
and fubmiffion ; who thus 
raifesyou out of the Dud 
to fit among Princes, ma- 
king you to defpife the Glo- 
ries of Crowns ^nd Scep- 
ters as infignificant Baubles^ 
and to reii wich infinite 
content in the meannefs ot 
a delpicable Cottage, for 
that you carry within your 
Bieiis the true Treafure, 

more valuable than 
whole World befides, 

IL Hermes. lam 

and tried with the fu 
his Riches and Gi 
with his ^rohahle miraa 
I humbly ^ray Godjhai 
I live^ I may pafs the\ 
Courfe of my life^ fo as^ 
attain him, 

Salmon. When a 
becomes Mafter oi tl 
canum, he is then tri 
proved indeed, how| 
mid 11 of luch a ful 
Riches and Happii 
can humble himfetfl 
fmk in to the deel 
byfsof nothingnefs, 
ding himlelf ironi 
p;oodly things of th] 
[n diis humble Itatej 
only to be met wirf 
che proud he beholc 
oft) and in this 




|ifelf'denial^ in thismor- 
ilation of the firfl life and 
,ijh, a fecond is to be 
)i id, a being brought forth 
I le love of God, the birth 
F le new Man formed af 
;i he Image of the fecond 
Urfti a new Spirit, a new 
joyned and United to 
'•^JLife ofGod, which can 
r PerilTi or Decay^ a 
itain of Eternal De- 
an inexhauftible 
^^''1, £iTe, infinitely exceed 
aat which we have all 
J J labile thus earneftly been 
^/ j pg after, and purfiiing 




Hermes. Take then 
thence the Fats or Sul- 
U Matter pvhich we take 
Suets , Greafe , Hair^ 
'reafe^ Tragacanth^ and 
oifhich things are writ- 
the Books of the An- 


HERMES. 241 

Earth and in the Heavens J 
itisinAd, Animal, Vege- 
table, and Mineral, found 
every where, known but by 
a kw, and exprefled by its 
proper Name by no Body, 
fliadowed forth under Vari- 
ous Figures and ^nigraaes. 
This fixed Sulphur, the Phi- 
lofbphers underftand to be 
nothing elfe, but the true 
Ballam of Nature , with 
which the Dead Bodies of 
the Metals are imbibed, and 
as it were throughly moift- 
ned, to preferve them per- 
petually from Corruption. 
The more any thing abounds 
with this BaUam, the longer 

mm. By the Fats or 
irous Matter under- 
the Sulphurs ot all 
sduced by the Alchy- 
Art, out of Natural 
, of which Sulphurs, 
ily is fixed, and in- 
iftible, and it is a 
which is both in the 


it iives , and is preferved 
from]perifhing ; Frjom things 
therefore abounding with a 
Balfam of this kind, is this 
Our Univerfal Medicine 
drawn; which (as well as 
for MetalsJ is made moft 
eflfedual to conferve Hu- 
mane Bodies in a State of 
Healthy and to root out all 
forts of Difeafesj whether 
accidental after the Birth, 
or Hereditary by Propaga- 
tion, reftoring the Sick to 
their priftine Health and In- 
tegrity. This Sulphur is not 
taken from Suets j Greafe, 
R Hair, 

242 S A L M 

Hair, Verdigreafe^ Traga- 
canth, Bones &^- But un- 
der thefe and other the like 
NameSj our Hermes by a 
Philofophick Liberty, has 
vailed the Verity from im- 
pious and unworthy Men. 

IV. Hermes. Bia the^ 
Fats Tvhich contain the T'tnB- 
urespvhich coagulate the Fugi- 
tive , and fet forth ^or adernthe 
Sulphurs^ it behoves us 'io^ eoc- 
plicate their dijfofition fmore 
fully hereafter.] 

Salmon. Here, in more 
words, jy^r we J -explicates 
the Condition, or (^iialities, 
and Properties, of the trae 
Balfam of Nature, or Phi- 
lofophick Sulphur. I. He 
fays it contains the Ttn^ures, 
i. It Coagulates Fugitive 
Suhfiances. ^.-Jt exalts the 
Tower of the Sulphurs^ hj 
fixing the Volatile, and ma- 
king Bright nkd- Shining the 

thimrs 'ii>h'ich ivtre- Dark and 

ohfcure, Thfe- Volatiles of 
this kind; are nothing elle 
but all the inferior ssid im- 
perfect IvietalS' , ' lyhich ' by 
this Balfam or Sulphurj; are 
tranfmuted incothe belt and 
fineftSilverandGold Now 

O N'S 


this hidden Sulphur dj 
in the Bodies, juft as FJ 
a Coal, or Natural He 
a Humane Body , oil 
Vegetatjfi^e Life inl 
Spring time , in 
Plants, and Trees, 
in Procels of time, t1 
them bring forth 
Leaves, Flowers 
length perfed Ripe 
and Seeds. Or like H| 
the inward parts oil 
Earth, and Bowels 
Mountains, where th( 
fimple Bodies of thingi 
lements are firfl: mix( 
produce Metals, Mil 
Stones.d^'^. accord ingt] 
ieveral varieties and 1 
So this our Sulphur o] 
ture contains in it iel 
true Tinftures, whi 
the revolution of tim^ 
plicates ; making ril 
unripe, purifying 
pure, fixing the Volatil 
ennobling the Ignobl 

V. Hermes. A* ^ 
veil the figure or form 
all other Fats or ' Sti 
(which is the Hidden^, 
ried Fat or Sulphur) ^ 
ts feen in no diffofti 

:ip.xr. HER 

i^j in its m Body^ as fire 
lit in Trees and Stones ^ 
h.'ihythe moft fuhtle Art 
annnuity it behoves us to 
7 ^ without Burning, 

Umn. ^. It unveils the 

\. tor Form J difiinguijljing 

.e from all other Fat s ^Bal- 

V or Sulfhurs ; He calls 

.v:lJden and Buried^ be- 

j^j'l it is not Vulgarly 

f iij but only to fuch as 

adepts : And Buried^ 

afe it lies Centnilly in 

.^,__pdies of Sol, Luna^SLnd 

^f^jas a thingBuriedin 




»wels of the Earth: It is 
no diffofition, hut d'welh 

, , li'b Body, that is, "it is 
T; fceptibleinanyoffhe 
"^^Ij m Metals, becaufe 
mve not Bodies able 
|Jiti till by it they are 
pure and fixt, where- 
*ay become as its own 
s, and fo takes up its 
ion and dwells in 
as Heat does in Trees 
Spring time, when 
ternal Heat of Sol, 
up their internal or 
^ial Heat latent with- 
nfi, makes them bud, 
, .'ing forth Leaves , 
^'s, Fruits, and Seeds, 

M E S. 24J 

and that to perfection. This 
Sulphur (faith Hermes) it b^ 
hoves m to extraB without 
Burning \ for in the Mercu- 
ry it is yet Volatile, and 
therefore by fubliming of it 
more and more, it muft be 
exalted, till at length it is 
fixt, but with great care and 
induftry, left you err in the 
Degrees of the Fire ; which 
if it be too great, it burns, 
or breaks our Body or Vef- 
fcl, (which in this place we 
call the Matter it felf, and 
is the Domicile) in \^hich 
this Ccleitial and Aftral 
Spirit and Sulphur dwells, 
and fb makes it Vaniili and 
Fly away. Now ft is laid 
to be Volatile, only in re- 
fpeft to the Body which 
holds it : in Svl and Luna^ 
it is abiolutely fixt ; but in 
Mercury this fame Sulphur 
feems to be Volatile; not 
that it is Volatile in its own 
Nature, but is only con- 
tained in a Volatile Body, 
which is Immature afid 
Weak^ and cannot hold it : 
This Body therefore muft 
be maturated and ftrength- 
ned and made fixt, by Vir- 
tue of this inherent Sulphur, 
being digefted and Decod- 
R 2 ed 

244 SALMON'S Ul 

m It. with an iJonens or fit] fum^ TntferfeBum (^ 
Heat for ? certain Revolu- 
wonof time. 


VI. Hermes. And know 
that the Hea^uen is to htjoyn- 
ed in a mean with the 'Earth : 
But the ¥igure is to he in a 
middle Nature^ between the 
Heaven and the Earthy which 
thing is Our Water, 

Salmon, Here he fpeaks 
of the Three parts of the 
Stone. I. Heaven, which 
is our prepared Gold. 2. 
The mean or Medium of 
Conjuftion^ which is our 
A^iua Vhilofofhica, 5. The 
Earth or Fceces^ which is 
Gold it felf : Now wonder 
not that Gold is here con- 
verted into Foeces , and is 
efteemed more vile, than 
the Heaven and the Water : 
But this is not fpoken of 
Vulgar Gold, but or' that 
which is Philolbphick ; 
which while it lies in Pu- 
trefadion , feenis to be a 
vile thing ; now that it con- 
tains in it felf all Bodies, 
both perfed and imperfeft, 
precious and vile ^ Gold 
and Lead, /. e. Vlumbum 
Fhilofophicuntj Aurum Lepro- 

hum Fixum (^ PerfeiJu^hv 
this is laid to be in a .aan; 
that isjtho' it muy haul; 
Color and Weight of j 
and other propertiel 
ir may be made muchf 
Spiritual J and Exc( 
and Efficacious, almcl 
finitely, exceeding d 
tues and Excellencies! 
Vulgar or Common 
and this by the heljl 
middle Nature ^ f v^j 
not fb Volatile as M^ 
nor {b Dead as 
Goldjj which middl| 
ciple is Our Water. 

VII. Hermes. 

the firfi place of allj^ 
Water y v^hich goes fo 
this Our Stone : The 
Gold: But the thin 
in a mean^ which 
noblt than the Water 

Salmon, The thrj 
of the Stone are hei 
plainly expreft. 
Water, which is 
cury. 2. Gold, wj 
Sulphur. %. The 
almoft Gold, whicl 
Salt, or Philofophici 


rniis more worthy than 

ti r the Water or the F^- 

/.by which Vulgar Gold 

la by projeftion be ting- 

l and made more than 

:ii;d. This is that preti- 

:v;;isjStone , in comparifon 

/hich, Golditfelf, the 

pure Gold^ is elteem- 

: It as aUttleSandj and 

r as Clay in refpeS: 

;i3f. This Gold in a 

3 is Gold, in a middle 

nple, that is, Effenti^l 

il in the Root of the 

:k Agent , which is 

le poffibility of aug- 

ritionorencreafe, even 

I jry litde Plant which 

;cies a great and migh- 

'ee; now this third 

le which he calls Gold 

j^ jjpe^iw, is the very Soul 

,^'fjjfl which makes this our 

bphick Plant to grow. 

it form and Beauty^ 

aaking it become a 

n Tree of a vaft and' 

infinite magnitude. 

\ I. Hermes. And in 
?7^l m are the Va'pors^ the 
r\l 'f^> and the Death, 

A ,jj Y^^' That is m one 
•^j. Hijiubjefl: compofed of 

three. Spirit, SouKand B^- 
dy,thefe three Vapor, Black- 
nefs, and Death are laten^j 
which three are alfo one. 
The Caput wortuum muft be 
diflblved ; for except the 
Body bediffolved, theiecan 
be no Coagulation of the 
Spirits : for the Solution of 
the impure and vaporous 
Body, induces and brings 
forth more pure and No- 
ble Spirits, indued with a 
mighty Strength and Pow- 
er. And by means of this 
Solution , a more perfcd 
mixtion is made as of Wa- 
ter with Water, which can- 
not be feparated > not like 
that of Sand with Sand, 
whole Su perficies only touch 
one another, which is in- 
deed no true mixdon. And 
thus by making a diffoluti-. 
on of the Metalline Princi- 
ple, that which is not Me- 
talline , nor will diflblve, 
nor mix with the diflblved 
Matter) (as the Vapor, the 
Blacknefs , and the Death 
or Pucrefadion,) comes to 
be feparated and removed^ 
whereby the Dead comes 
to Live) and that which wa* 
in Captivity and Chains 
comes to be made free, de- 
R J ii^er- 

246 S A L M 

livered, and fet at Liberty. 

IX. Hermes.- Ip hehoves 
m theref<- "■ ' ^^ rhafe or dn^e 
mvajy and expel the Super- 
exigent Fume or Vapor^ from 
the Water I the Blacknejs from 
the Fat ; And the Death from 
th. ~\ '^cts.and this hy DiJJblu- 
tion . By which means we at- 
tain to ;he kr/m-'-':dge_ of the 
' great ep^ 'Vh'dofophy \ and the 
juhlime Secret of all Secrets. 

Salmon. In thefe three, 
that isj in the One, Com- 
pofed of the three, lie thefe 
other three,, the FumCj the 
Blacknefs, and the Death, 
that is^ the want of Ponde- 
rofity, of Tindure, and ot 
Fixity^ both which threes in 
their own principles, are 


alfo but one thing y tc| 
the Caput mortuum, 
is depurated and revivl 
Diflblution only. All 
cept the BodyisDii 
there can be no Coi 
on of the Spirits, as w( 
(aid before. And the 
if you would remov 
Fumes^ ^you muft d| 
the FumouS) or imj 
Body, that it may mt] 
the Ponderating Spirit} 
Fat or Sulphur is 
from the blacknefs by] 
fold Sublimations, bri 
f ;i th the pure Philol 
White and Red Fit 
which are the Tii 
And the Death is e: 
by the Mercuiial or-] 
lick Spirit, which giv| 
Eternal fixity. 

C H A P. XII. 

The Praxis exemplified from the NatM 
Leven and Pafte. 

L TT E R M E S. Now I ter cannot alter ^ nor th^\ 
jn there are [even Bodies^ I Corrupt^ nor Fire DeVi 

of which y the fir ll is Gold, the 
moft perfeB^ the King and the 
liaidofthan: which the If a- 

hecaufe its Complexion i\ 
per ate y or in a meani 
Nature d,reU ^ m reji 

i^.XIL HE 

Ut^ CqUj Moifiure^ or Dry- 
\f ' nor is any thing that ts 


'dmon. The feven Bo- 
,y:are the feven Metals, 
'tlb*ft of which is Gold, 
^« rthe moft perfea of 
•^P ^: Now tho' it be all 
^"! l|x:an be, or is reqiiifite tp 
^'^ m a Body truly perfed: ; 
^Ij'? : fomething more than 
§T rfeft IS defigned by our 
\!^, nfture : For Sol of hinv 
^'"5 f cannot tinge nor melio 
®!,' j$, any other Body^ nor 
^'^ pg it to his own perfe- 
'^"^ tdi, therefore he is to be 
'^^ ^e moie than perfeft by 
^'^^ ttueof this Philofophick 
';^^' tjfture ^ which opening 
"'« Body, iliall exalt it a 
»Dfand fold beyond the 
|ree of its perfeftion, 
jiking him able to tranf- 
lite other Bodies into his 
'h form, fixity, and like- 
The other fix Bodies 
I J Silver,Tin,Copper,Tron^ 
ad , and Quick Silver, 
tich lafr is alfo among the 
fmber of Spirits. Now 
;re is a difference between 
5 Common and Vulgar 
i>ld, and oar Gold , fay 
Pllilofophers , Ours is 

R M E S. 247 

the <iy^s^ or EkBrum Mi- 
ner ale, whofe Compofition, 
comprehends in it lelf all 
the Metals 5 according to 
this faying, Omne Aurum efi 
zydEsy fed non omm t/£s eB 
Aarum. This zy£s or Aurum 
is rightly compared to Sol^ 
who by the Teftimony of 
Hmnes next after God , go- 
verns ;he World, and Illu- 
minates all things, both Ani- 
mate and Inanimate , of 
whom well SimgPalmgen'm^ 

O Sol ^ qui temper a 

mat as, 

Et cum temporihusj auice^uid 

gemratur m Orbe, 

And as the Stars and all the 
other Planets receive their 
Light and Virtues from the 
Sun, b alfo do all the other 
fix Metals and Minerals re- 
ceive theirs from Our Gold, 
almoft in like manner by 
the Emiffion of its Rays or 
Beams, which is indeed its 
tinging Sulphur, and mul- 
tiplying and fixing Spirit. 
K\\ that is perfed in Our 
Sol is its Viridity , which 
eternally gcneraces the 
mulnplying Tiri6:dre, or 

irerment or 
R 4 





243 S A L M 

This !S the Elixir laith the 
Rofarjf^ the coaipleat Medi- 
cine^ the moft depurated 
and digefted Subftance, 
more than perfeft^ and per- 
fefting all other bodies whe 
ther perfeft or imperfeft, 
making thole that are per 
feft^ much more than per- 
feft. This is the true Phi- 
lofophick Gold ( i, e. Gold 
in a mean, or Gold after a 
manner) more worth.y , 
more Noble^ and more Pre- 
tious than Vulgar Silver or 
Gold, oranyGem, orPre- 
tious Stone. Many have 
fought this zy£ris Viriditatem 
m Vitriol \ and Copper or 
Vulgar Brafijbut they erred, 
and were deceived^ follow- 
ing the literal Difcourfe of 
the Philofophers_, and not 
eheir Senfe : For they ought 
not to have contemplated 
the Metals as they are Bo- 
dies, but as they are redu- 
ced into a moft Subtil, Spi- 
rituouSj and Celeftial Sub- 
ftance, , 

H. Hermes. Therefore the \ 
Thilofopbers bear t4f^ and mag- 
nife themffl'ves in it, f^Jfiffg, 
ihat fueo Gold in Bodies is 
like the Sun among the Stars, 

O N 'S 


ntofl Light and Splendid, 
as by the Fower of God^ 
Vegetable, and all the Fruii 
the Earth are ferfeSled h ji 
the fame Power^ theGola,\ 
[the Seed thereof] Wi 
contains all tbefe /even Bd 
makes them tojpring to beri^ 
ed^ and brought to perfe^^. 
and -without which this 
can in no wife be performe 


Salmon, As Sol is ara< 
the Stars and other Plai 
and Vulgar Gold am( 
the other Vulgar M( 
and Minerals ; fb alfo is 
Gold f which is the true 
lofbphick Tinfture) am< 
the otherMetals orBodys 
duced to a Spirituality 
pure Tinfture: And as Soi 
the Heavens is the Medi 
that perfedsallSublunai 

ill [I 



Inferior things by hisBealBil(i|fl 

Lights and Heat : So 

Our Sol, fthe true Seed] 
Gold^ and the Seminal Pc 
er of the Aurifick Princif 
is alfo the Medium whil 
makes all the other fe\ 
Bodies not only perfeft, l| 
more than perfeft; that tl 
thereby may perfeft otl 
quantities of their own 
yet lying in imperfe^tii 





granting Purity, Tin- 
mi Fixation: All which 
by Virtueof itsfub- 
firit , Tindure , and 
Therefore fay 'the 
bphers. Our Gold is 
^f^cflorporcalj butadepu- 
^cfubftance in the high- 
d;ree, and brought to 
f^ral, or Heavenly Na- 
; This is the Mr, Elixtr^ 
Ftnentum, the true Tm- 
end Spirit , tinging and 
irafili other Bodies^ and 
which they cannot 
i: ll^ed. 

stmj Hermes. And like as 
Dough is imfoffible to 
irBodfwwr^^ , or Levened 
Leven^ fo is it in this 
ithout the "proper Fer 
\l}Ufou can do nothing 
HlUM \w fubliwe the Bodies^ 
fhisS ^f^ them Jeparating the 
^ and uncleannefs from 
yfrom the F(]eces_, you 
nidjll lw» and mix them to 
; pn« ptdfut in the Ferment 
iin\ \up the Earth 02/ith 



[.(jut I5». Our Hermes, a 

fore has made men 
Ferment, whrch he 

|lj ^Uin, open and ma- 

nifeft Words, declared to 
be Gold : He now comes to 
demonftrate the neceflity 
of Fermentation^ letting fome 
of its Operations in Order. 
The other Imperfefl: Bodies 
are the Meal or Dotigh5and 
unleft they be Fermented 
with their proper Lcvcn, 
which is Goldy they cannot 
be brought into the proper- 
ty of the Leven or Gold : 
but this Gold muft be made 
fpiritual and living, and the 
Bodies muft be Dijfolved, 
Sublimed, and Putrefied, 
before they can be mixed 
with the Ferment ; this be- 
ing done, *viz,. being made 
clean, fubtil, and fpiritual, 
the Ferment or prepared Gold 
is to be mixed therewith, 
making up the Earth with the 
Water, that is the Body with 
the Spirit. Now to bring 
the Bodies into this State, to 
be fit to be joyned with the 
Ferment^ you muft fublime 
them, purifte them, make 
a (eparation of the Feces, 
then con joy n and mix ; all 
which are neceflary in Or- 
der to this Fermentation, 
The Ferment to the prepared 
Body, is as the Soul to the 
Body, or as Le-ven to Fafie^ 

29© S A L M 

without which the Mafs 
could not be levened. 

IV. Hermes. And you 

_^ mufi DecoB and Digefl: till 
Ixir, the Ferment^ makes the 
alteration or change^ like as 
Le'uen does m Pafle. Adedi- 
tat$ upon thts^ and fee whether 
the Ferment to this Compofi- 
turrjj does make or change it 
from its former Nature to ano- 
ther thin^. Confider alfo that 
there is no Leaven or Ferment 
hut from the PaHe it felf. 

Salmon, Now he teaches 
us the Art of Le^uenmg ; i 
which ia to Decoft or Di- i 
g^f}^ till the Ferment makes I 
gti alteration or change, like 
ks Leven does in Vafle. This 
15 a high point of An, and 
ought to be lerioufly conli- 
dered, even what the end 
of the intention is^ which 
is to produce or generate 
Gold \ and therefore (as I 
laid above) Gold mufl be 
your ferment. As Ls-ven ib 
to Vafie, fo is this Gold or 
Ferment to Our Mercury, 
which is the prepared Body : 
And as Le'ven is made out 
of the fame matter^ out of 
which the 'Bajh is made : io 
this Gold qr Ferment is 
made out of the fpjne prin 

O N ' S 

ciples^'L';2:,.Mercury i 
phur, which our 
Bodies come from^ 
fore Hermes bids yotl 
deritj and tells you 
that there is no 
Ferment J but from d 
it ieif; and therefc 
Philojofhick Gold, wlj 
Ixir^ the Ferment 
prepared from the 
phick Mercury and St 
Vv^ork5_,it may purj^ 
Old Le'ven with all il 
which are wncleannel 
of Tindure, and 
fixity^ and io bring j 
regenerate matter^ 
new fubiiance or 
according to the Ok 
buc according to thei 
of the New, which isj 
purity in the height- 
fture and the if rongej 
Now this Ftrmentt 
fometimestobe two 
Fef^mentum Lapidk 
which is from Gold A 
mentum Lafidu An 
which is from Sih 
is a weighty thing, ar| 
chy to be ierioully 
red of, and thcrtforj 
(cs us ?o meditate u) 
cept the PaHe does 
the Virtues and Pd 

^i^p.XII. HER 

pfhe Leven into it fdf, it 
caiot be Levened : If it 
;, it beccunes, by a (uffi- 
]^ Pigeftion, abfolutely 
feme thing with the 
both in its fubftance 
properties^ and all other 

'Hermes. Itis alf& to 
ted^ that the Ferment 
Whiten the ConfeBion or 
pofitum; and forbids or 
trs the Burning : It con- 
^ holds ^ or fixes the Tin- 
,, fo that it cannot fly 
imM, ^T^d rejoyces the Bodies ^ 
ani ffsdkes them mutually to 
obrij \ 4nd to enter one into 

;eorl) ^mon. He fays here, 
thgOi I the F^r;;;^ wf does Whi- 
0(0 ti [i;he Cofifeftion , con- 
vtt PS which Ferment a 
'p^li[ i: doubt does arife, but 
.AfODj jcafily foived Philofo- 
■^^^ iilly thus. It is not Gold ^ 
)ijjf^5 i[)t it be firft Silver. Our 
|l|i 1 is the Tinfture , or 
^^ I or Nourifher oP the 
,g^ kj without which it 
iiever be done : nor is 


ide Silver, unlefs it be 
Mercury : fo that our 
ecms to appear with 
ces; firft Black,which is 
'utretaiiion of the Mer- 
2. IVhite/ which is 

M E S. 2jr 

the change or tranfmutation 
of the black Mercury into 
a White body^ or Silver, g. 
Red , which is alfb the 
tranfmutation of the White 
body, or Silver into a Red 
Tindure or Gold : fo that 
you may fee that this Fer- 
mentum not only Whitens 
the Confeftion^ but alfo 
keeps it from Burning, and 
fo fixes the Tinfture that it 
cainnot change, vanifli, or 
fly away. By rejoycmg tie 
Bsdies, he means a rcpleni- 
lliing them with a fixed Tin- 
fture, and a fixed fubftance, 
to wit, the IngreJJion of the 
Ferment into them by Proje- 
ciion : but becaufe the Fer^ 
ment is not able to enter in- 
to Dead Bodies, therefore 
they muft be rerif ved, and ^ 
made Alive by help of the 
Aqua Medians, or Mediating 
Water, which is the Ae^ua 
Philofophica^v/hich dilToIves, 
fubcilizes and fpiritualizes, 
them> which makes alio a 
Marriage or Conjunftion 
between the faid Ftrment^ 
and the White Earth : And 
in every Fermentation you 
ought to take notice of the 
Weight of every thing. If 
therefore you would Ferr 
ment the White Foliated 

S A L M O N*S 


Earth, to the White Eh'xir, 
that it may be projeftcd up- 
on bodies diminifhed from 
pefvxflion, you muft take 
of the White, or Imitated Earth 
three farts : Of the referved 
Aqua Vit« tii/n parrs : Of the 
Fermm' half fart : Now if 
you wOi k for the White, your 
Ferment mufl be fo prepa- 
red, that it may be made a 
White Calxy fixt and fubtil : 
but if for the Red a moft pure 
Yellow or Citrine CaU ot 

VJ. Hermes. And this 
is the Key of the Thilofofhers^ 
and the end of all their Works : 
And by this Science the Bodies 
are meliorated^ and refiored : 
and the Work of the.n (Deo 


annuente) u perfermtdi 
prfeBed, \, 

Salmon. This Art of j 
'veningox Fermentation i$\ 
which he calls the Key d 
Philofofhers ^ i. e. the 
which opens the Door 
the Secrets and Myfterij 
this whole Work 
i^reat Virtue and Po\ 
this Work of Fermed 
that he is bold to call it 1 
the Key oif thePtiilofop] 
that is the beginning, 
die and end of the 
both for the White ai 
Red ; to that by the 
er and Efficacy thereof 
Bodies may be Renovs 
and Exalted into a hii 
State of Perfeftion. 
what they are by Nati 

CHAP. xin. 

T^he 'Nature of the Ferment farther Explict 

I. TTERMES. But hy 

XJL Negligence and an til 
Opinion of the matter, the Ope- 
rations way he Jpoiled and de- 
ftroyed ; as in a Mafs of Le- 
avened Vafie : Or Mdk turned 
with Rennet for Cheefe ; and 
Mmk among jYomaticks» 

Salmon. Without d(| 
an error may eafily be 
mitted in the Work of | 
mentation, if you hav 
a fa 1 (e Conception th( 
or be ignorant of its Po!| 
whereby you may roifip 

>:^p.XIII. HER 

and be fruftrate of I 




o' Expeftations , lofing] 
'OUT coft and time ; as 
m in the Levening of 
; if ^ ou trouble the 
of Meal and Water 
ri, it will not be Le- 
; If it lies too long, it 
overdone; fo In our 
k, if you be too hafty, 
will perform nothing 
If too long, and with 
ilolBViolent a Fire, you will 
ird the breaking of your 
fel, and by an over Vo- 
ty, fruftrate the fixity 
rour Medicine ; ".The 
therj ing of Cheife is Famous, 
Row imoft every Houfewife 
itell you how eafie it is 
an or fpoil all, (how 
Dy!y§l ibever your Milk and 
net may be,j if you be 
ilful in the Art : If the 
: be too hot, or too cold, 
le Rennet be too much 
x) little, or the Coagu 
ies too lliort a time, or 
long, you may (poil 
' Cbeefe^ and mifs the 
^ion, or Goodnefi, 
:h therein you leek af 
Thefe are Familiar ex- 
'Ics, and need no farther 
^. -fidon. The Matter 
(jyj I jjfore is, firft by our Fer- 

M E S. 25; 

ment corrupted,and brought 
into a blackneft by Deaths 
but not fuch a blackneft, 
out of which it cannot be 
recovered ; but fo that in 
the Courfe of the Fermen- 
tation, the Mafs of the Con- 
fedion may pals through 
the mutation or changes of 
all the Colors. Now Heat 
working 'at the firft in hu- 
midity brings forth the 
blacknefs ; but Heat work-^ 
ing in the drynefs, caufetli 
Whitenels,and in the White 
theCitrinity and wonder- 
ful deep Rednels.Thefe Va- 
rieties of Colors are caufed 
only by the FerrHent in a pro- 
per and fit heat, fo that the 
Corruption of one is the 
Generation of another ; and 
the Ferment becomes the 
Ferment of the Ferment, as 
the Philofophers (peak. He 
who cannot tafte the Sapor 
of Salt, will never attain 
to this defired Ferment of 
Ferments J which is the Soul^ 
even before Fermentation. 
If therefore this Ferment be 
not well prepared, your 
Magiftery will be nothing 
worth : and know, that this 
Ferment urn is taken only 
from Sol and LUna^ that is, 

254 S A L M 

from Gold sitid Silver^ and 
converts the other Bodies 
into its own Nature : There- 
fore it behoves you to know 
how to introduce thisF^rw^w? 
into Dead and imperfed Bo- 
dys/that is/o make Ingrejjion) 
becaufe it is" the Soul-y and 
this Soul gives to them Life 
and Perfedion ; fo that to- 
gether with this living and 
perfeft Soul, they are made 
alive and perfeft, and one 
perfeft Body. 

O N'S 


and IVopical ways of fA 
ing, he has been pleafi^ 
deliver himfelf through! 
whole Work. I fuppo hq 
ufes the Similitude of 5:| 
nefs here in refpeft of 
"ven ; for that Leven 

in. Hermes. \And 
the Kings Seal 'ive have t'A 
the Clay, and in that 2Mp, 
fut or placed the color of \ 
"ven, which augments tbt' 
vf them J who can aim 
fome meafure fee. 

IT. Hermes. T^he certain 
Color of the Golden matter for 
the Red ^ and the Nature there- 
of is not fweetnefs^ therefore of 
them we make Sericum j 
which is Ixir,[the Ferment:] 

and of them we make 'Enamel ^ ! ges Lutuvn the Clay^ 
of which we have Written. is^ the Mercurial Mafi, 

Earthy which is novi^ 

Salmm, Air ho' it does 

not here iufficiently appear 

what our Author means by 

Sw.etnefs and Sericum^ yet 

afterwards he {o explains \gillum Sapientum : Alfo 
himielf that we may guefs \gillum Hermet^s- and 
at it: and that it is the Go/- \lt4m Mercurii, This is 

Salmon. By the E) 
Seal is meant the Vil 
Power, Charader, or 
fture of Gold, which' 

one thing, and a 
drawn out of the Fount 
©t the Wife, for whichi 
(on it is by fome called! 

den Ferment for the Red ; the 
adumbration whereof he 
gives us under the Mask of 
Encauftum- or Enamel '^ and 
truly by Figures, Similitude, 

thing which many \\ 
fought after in vain, 
aouid never find, 
the outward turned ini 
and the inward p£ 



that which 
»)elovv raifed up^ and 
It 'hich wasabove^ laid 
w below ; the Superi- 
;ai Inferiors^ the Hea- 
is nd the Earth joyned 
;eer in one Globe or 
il; and digefted toge- 
jri one, till they pro- 
file heavenly color, the 
')f Sol, which gives 
have Eyes to fee, the 
i^fs of feeing a Foun 
baullible, an Eter- 



E R M E a 25-; 

'ven does from the Pafie, or 
Tefi from the Ale or Beer 
which is made by it : For 
as clear, well-wrcught Jle, 
cannot change other Wort 
into Ale^ nor Levened Vafie 
leven another Mais of 
Meal and Water, (till it is 
brought to the perfeftion 
of Leven,j fo neither can 
vulgar Gold f which is the 
produft of Mercury and 
Sulphur) tranfmute , or 
change any other body in- 

king, the permanent to its own Purity, Tinfture, 

lels Treaiure 

IJIermes. Gcldthere- 

the mofi frctious Stone 

Spots ^ alfo temperate J 

itber Fire J nor Alr^ 

|ftfr, nor Earthy is able 

or dedroy, the uni~ 

^menty relitfying all 

m a middle or tempe 

'mfofition^ which ts of 

cr true Citrine co- 


m. Oar Hermes here 
2S plainly, that the 
'phick Gold, is this 
retious Stone, with- 
nifh and incorrupti- 
id differs as n>uch 

and Fixity. No : This is 
only the work of our Stone, 
Elixir, Tinfture, the true 
Philofophick Gold. 

V. Hermes. The Gold 

of the Wt[e Men, botkd and 
•well digefted^ with a fiery 
Water makes Ixir. 

Salmon. The Gold is t3 
be exquifuely boiled, as 
much as you pleafe with a 
fiery water, and digefted: 
This fire is found no where 
more perfect, better, or 
more powerful than in Mi- 
nerals and their Roots, 
which Roots the Philofo- 
phers lay, are in the Air : 
Tilgar Gold, as Le- \ And the Gold is Spiritual 

► Gdd. 


S A L M O N'S 

Gold, not the body of vul- 
gar Gold unprepared. This 
Aqi^a Igma, is nothing elfe, 
but the Mercury of the 
PhilofopherSj drawn from 
its Mineral Root. This 
Water is the Mother, which 
does diffolve the Gold con- 
ceived in its Belly, being 
digefted and nouriftied 
there for forty Weeks, at 
the end of whick digeltion, 
like as in the hour of a mans 
Nativity, the Soul [_ue. 
the Tinfture arifes] but not 
firft nor quickly. In this 
point is all the hazard ; but 
this being pad, there is no 
more peril, the danger is 
wholly over. 

VI. Hermes. For the 
Gold of the Wife Men is more 
weighty or heavy than Lead^ 
which in a Temperate [or 
due] comfofition^ is the fer- 
ment of Ixir : and contrari- 
wifey in a diftemperature [or 
undue] Compofition; the di- 
fiemperarure, or hurt ef the 
whole IVork or Matter. 

Work, is 
than Lead. 

Oar Gold, the 
of this great 
much heavier 
becaufe of its 

Weakneft, Volatility, 
Inrem^rature : Our 
is of a moft ftrongancj 
perate Compofition, 
ing the infirmities 
proper i^arents, and tii 
the Mercury of all ^|| 
whatfoever, into the 
and moll: pure fine 
By this is underftoc 
Vital Roots of the 
into which, if the 
be reduced, they are 
apt, or fit for a new 
neration, lb that fror 
fame you may ha\ 
true Tinfturc of the 

VIL Hermes. 
work is frH made fri 

Vegetable : Secondly fi\ 
Animal^ in a Hens 
which is the greatefi 
and the csnlianc) of ti 
ments. And Gold 
Earth ; of all whicl 
make Sericum_, which 
Ferment y or Ixir. 

Salmon. He here ( 
the great Work int( 
parts, vixj, Vegetabj 
Animal, which is a 
fophical fiftion: Bl 
true Work is but on( 


ng of an equal and tern- 
itc mixtion of the Ele- 
its, to a perfeft fixity. 
Foundarion of this 
•k, is laid in the Earth 
he Gold^ of which the 
Elixir, or Ferment is 
%^ which is two fold, 
or Luna, 2. For Sol. 
Ite Ferment of Sol is 
rffood the Seed of the 
: and by that of Luna^ 
5ed of the Female : of 
there muH: be raade^ 
jConjunffion. 2. A 
tion. The Ferment 
is from 5ol > as Lea 
adeofthe fubftance 
ffiread; and as a little 
Pa FermentSj or Lea- 
at great quantity of 
/at leaft 2fo times 
^tity ;) lb like wife a 
ortion of this our 
fcffices to nourilli and 
the whole Stone. 
Ferment, faith Avi- 
reduces the Matter to 
t Nature^ Color ^ Sa- 
Fi9rw,redacing Pow- 
Ad. For it Whitens 
ifeftion^Muitipies it^ 
it Spiritual, Strength- 
makes it reflit the 
lakes it contain the 
,te, that it fhall not 
^Yj opens the Bo 

dies and makes them, with 
k, to enter one into ano- 
ther ^ and to be perfedly 
conjoynedj as Water with 
Water J which cannot be 
feparated^, and is the end of 
the Work. Without this 
Ferment^ no Elixir can be 
made^ no more than VaBe 
or Dcugh can be Levened 
without Leven, t'.nd. this 
Elixir. \s the Ferment of Fer- 
ments and the Coagulum of 
the Coagulum, For^ it not 
only Ferments the Inferior 
and imperfeft Bodies, but 
alfo Gold it lelf ; making 
it from a ferfeB Body^ much 
more than ferfeB* It is the 
moft faithful Mother, which 
by how much the oftner it 
is impregnated, by fo much 
the more it conceives and 
brings forth , propagating 
its OfF-Spring to an Infinity 
of Generations. It is the 
only Key which opens and 
fhuts the Gates leading to 
the Kingdom of the Mine- 
ral Treafure, the Goldeft 
Mountain, the Gardens of 
the Hefferides^ where all the 
Trees perpetually bear Gol- 
den [Fruit- Without this 
Key, it ii not poffible for 
any Man to attain to tha 
perf eftion of this Art. 





The Smaragdine Table of Hermes. 

f. TTERMES. Thh is true, 
XX and far difiant from 
a hie 5 Vfhatfoe'vcr is below ^ 
is like that which is above ; 
and that ivhich is above^ is 
like that 7vhich is below : By 
this are acquired and ferfeBed 
the'Aiiracles of the One Thing, 

Salmon. That is to fay, 
the truth of this our Art is 
confirmed by Experience ^ 
wc know it to be truth by 
very matter of Fad \ and 
notwichftanding all the So- 
phifmSj and Logomachia of 
the Schools^ there is no Ar- 
gument can ftand againft 
Experience. The Waters of 
the Catarafls of Heaven a- 
hove, are like to the Waters 
below , when the great 
Fountain of the deep is bro- 
ken up; and the Waters be- 
low, are like to tlie Warers 
above. There aie two parts 
in our Stone^ a Superior 
part that aicends up, and 
an Inferior part which re- 

mains beneath ; and | 
thefe two parts agr; 
One. The inferior 
Earth, is called the 
or Ferment. The fup| 
part or Spirit, is calk 
SoulorLife, which 
ens the Stone, and n 
up : The iirft muft 
iblved, and made 
like the Superior ; 
Superior muft be co^ 
ted, and made Earth] 
the Lower, that they^ 
be united, and becoi 
Miracle of the one Tl 
then will it be eyi 
demon iirated, that* 
foever is below, islil 
wliich is above, and| 
crarywife Nor dol 
differ one from anotbl 
by Accident, as Corj 
bleand IncorruptbleJ 
and Impure, Hea\ 
Light, Clear and. 
Agent and Patient, ;^| 
line and Femini 
ail which are Acci( 

l.jaV. HERM 

Hbances. Heaven or that I tains 

E S. is'9 

in it four Elements, 
Created by the determina- 
tion of God. Here Hermes 
points forth the Univerfal 
Medicine in imitation of the 
Worlds Creation ; which is 
of which Firm a- performed by one Univer-^ 
the Body or Sub- lal Spin t5and fb by a Super- 

is above is Incorrup 
where the pure Ele- 
^are made, from a 
>|tible matter eleva- 

B|ted upj in the Con 



,pi Luna is Gradua 

fence it is apparent 

ii$our Medicine muft 

|)le Heaven it felf, in 

y , Penetrativenefs. 

rruptibility ; nor 

work as the Ele- 

Natural Bodies, 

as it were Dead^ 

te of any Power 

:id Ij^-mes. Jlfo^ as all 

JkS ^e made from One, 

eoiii fie/p (>f One : So all 

be' ire made from One 

i, (b ConjunBion, 

o^c,i ! That iSj as all things 

Sof ade or came from 

oni3J onfufed Chaos^ by 

:^ai( >of One Omnipo- 

;o(Ti2i Almighty Godj fo 

^^Ha 'wone is born or 

^ li fourth out of one 

^^ [:d Mafs, by the 

fjTf, bne particular Mat- 

^,j^ l^hing, whkh con- 

natural Experiment, points 
forth this Our Natural 
Work. It is the Opinion 
of many Philofophers that 
the Spirit of Natural things^- 
or the Spirit of Nature is 
the Medium between the 
Soul and the Body^ as be- 
ing that which makes the 
abfolute and firm Con- 
jandion. But the Opinion 
of ibme is though the Spirit 
may be faid to be the mora 
iubtile Subfiftance ; yet it 
can be no niore feparated 
from the Soul^ than Light 
from the Suii. 

III. Hermes. The Father 
thereof is the Sun^ and the 
Another thereof is the Moon : 
the Wind carries it in its Belly ^ 
and the J^furfe thereof is the 

Salmon. As living Crea- 
tures beget their Like or 
Kind, fo Gold generates 
S i Gold 


S A L M O N'S 

Gold by the Virtue of Out 
Stone: The Sun is its Fa- 
ther, that is, Our Philolo- 
phical or Living Gold. And 
as in every natural Gene- 
ration, there muft be a fit 
and convenient receptacle, 
with a certain likeneft of 
kind to the Father ; ib like- 
wife in this Our ArtifiGial 
Generation, it is requifite 
that the Sun, or Our Living 
Gold, fliould have a fit and 
agreeable Receptacle or 
Womb, for its Seed or Tin- 
cture ; and this is Our Phi- 
lofbphicai^ or Living Silver, 
8. e.Mermry^which is the Mo- 
ther thereof. V/hat Sol and 
Luna are in the Heavens a- 
bove, the lame areOurGold 
and Silver in Our Heavens 
below. The Univerfal Maf- 
culine Seid is the Sulphur 
of Nature, the firft and 
moft Potent caufe of all 
Generation: And if Sol 
does Live, it is neceirary,as 
Taracelfus faith, to live in 
fpme things, <!;/;?:,. in its own 
Radical Humidity, and 
mofl pure and fmiple Air, 
which contemperates the 
heat thereof by its Humidi- 
ty. The Wind is the Air, 
and the Air is the Life, and 

tbe Life is the Soul, vj 
quickens the whole Sl 
And therefore the V 
Air, Life or Soul muftj 
ry the Stone, 'viz,. 
forth Our Magiftery : vj 
being brought forth^it] 
be nouriflied by its 
which is the Earth; k 
Earth ('faith Hermes) 
Nurfs. The Wind Carl 
in its Belly •, by whi( 
Univerfal,Inferior, an| 
minine Seed is 
through the Air, and| 
ed to the Univerfal 
rior and Mafculine 
the Air or 5 is the V- 
wherein the two S( 
conjoyned. The Air] 
frc/m Fire and Wat(| 
the Heaven from Fii 
Air. Under the Aj 
on of Fire, is compi 
ed the molt pure fu 
of the Earth, afcendinj 
Fire: and under the, 
of Air the moft pui 
itance of Water ;T1 
or Womb of Nati 
moft pure Breath or! 
idifed from all the ' 
Elements, converte(|| 
V olatility or Air, io{ 
is conceived by the Ji] 
Luna, the Univei" 

t,p.XIV. HERM£S 

leSun, fpecificated alfo 
he other Lights or Stars. 
!^;^/will have three Ele- 
two under the 


lesof Sol and Luna^ 

rd under the Name 

mtus, the Wind. The 

hf is the Nurfe of this 

jncf the Air, by whofe 

it is Nourilliedj 

ise it Sueks the Mer- 

Milk, (that is the 

thick fubrtance of the 

■lor Water remaining 

''?|fi the Earth) by which 

)ws and increaies to its 

i^ncc and Perfeftion, 

£hild to the Stature 

trengthofa Man. 


^ ^. Hermes. Tkis is the 
^^"^Wer er Fountain of all Per 
^ ^ '», and its Vower is Ter 
m\ fi4 Jntire, if it he chang- 
P^ a Earth, 
id ' . 

^^^ hm. As if he lliould 

BO'it p (fiis Arcanum which . I 

jiei jl fliew you is the Ori- 

i'^ I and Fountain of all 

d^" Mims and Myfteries, 

\&^ :cret Treifure of the 

con^'C EWorld. But it is not 

ortei 'jht to its Perfedion 

.is changed intoEarth; 

\JiiiH t indeed is its Power 

perfeft and intire : that Is, 
if the Soul of the Stone f of 
which we have Ipoken be- 
fore and which may be 
called the Wind or Air, 
which is alfo the Life, Vir- 
tue. Power and Spirit) be 
converted into Earth, 'viz,, 
a fixt Subftance or Matter; 
lb that the whole Air^ Spirit^ 
Life and Soul of the Stone 
may be conjoyned to its 
Earthj which is its Nurfe, 
and be all turned into Fer- 
rqent. As in making of 
Bread, a little Leaven Fer- 
ments and Tranfmutes, a 
great deal of Meal or Pafte : 
fo alfo mufi: Our Stotae be 
Fermented, that it may be- 
come Ferment to the Eter- 
nal Multiplication thereof. 
That which the Wind does 
bear in its Belly muft be 
converted into Earth, then 
is the Work compleated ; 
which is done by * a long 
and Unwearied Decoftion 
('not by evaporating, but 
retaining the Spirits) till it 
becomes inipilTated, and in 
fuccefsoftime is dryed in- 
to a Ponder or Earth. But 
the time will be long and 
tedious, therefore you rnu(i: 
attend it with Patience, 



S A L M O N'S 


according to the Matter 
you work upon. Some 
things are remote from Per- 
fedion, other things more 
remote^ and others moil 
remote^ whilft other thngs 
are near to Perfsdion, o- 
thers neerer^ and Ibme 
things neareft of all. He 
that knows not thefe things 
before he begins his Work^ 
may afterwards deplore his 
Error, with very great lois. 

V. Hermes* Separate the 
Earthfrom fhe Ftre, and the 
Subtile and Thin from the 
Grofs and Thick 5 but fru- 
dently "with long Sufferance^ 
GenUenejs and Tatience, and 
Wi[dom^ and Judgment. 

Salmon. Hetherto he has 
only difcouried the Theo- 
ry, he now comes to fhew 
you the PraO:ical pare , 
fhewing firft the Purificati- 
on of the Matter of the 
Stone. You muft do it 
gendv^ by little and little^ 
notViolently^but Prudent- 
ly and Wifely, after a Phi- 
loibphick manner : By Se- 
parating he means Djffolv- 
ing: for Diffolution is the 
Separation of parts : Some 

will have it^ that by 
Earth herCj he mean; 
Lees or Dreggs of the 
ter, which is to be 
ted from th^ Fire, thj 
and the Water^ anci 
whole Subftance oil 
Stone, that it may be< 
Pure^ and free froi 
Putrefadion or Dj 
Matter: and this the: 
gyrick Philofophers 
the firft Operation ol 
paration of the Mai 
Parts of their Srone.| 
fome underftand hi 
the Separation of thel 
Elements, and this^l 
leisis the thing if it bil 
ken of a Spagyrickf 
not Vulvar Separatioi 
der the Appellation of 
the two other are 
I ftood, 'u/ss. Air 


ter; for the Eire cl 
want or fubfifl: withoi 
nor is die Air withoui 
ter; for Air is m: 
Water by the M^di 
of the Fire, by 
ic is forced to Afeei 
wards. But as to the 
it partly Afcends ail 
made Volatile, and 
iy remains fixed -b! 
By feparating thei 

tp. XIV. HER 

the fire, fbme will 
itj that he would 
l^he Thick to be fepa- 
from theThin^not the 
cm the Thick ^ be- 
tihe Earth is thicker 
tite Fire.Butby fepara- 
ihe fubtil from the 
"r to be underdoodj 
tilizing of the Thick 
and Spagyricallyto 
OQ that fubtilizsd Mat- 
to /Ether or Spiritual 
i \\ ^ut this muft prudent - 
which gentknefs^ 
ttff'erinfr. Patience 6cc. 
accordini? to the 
KlthhJ^of Art, but gently^ 
with a gentle Heat 
:g)nB(lingto Natural Ge- 
parai fon. The Inftrument 
irjcni iture, and of the Spa- 
FirCj vu.hout which 
'ork cannot be done. 
Fire is either Internal 
itetnal The Internal 
witrtjper to the fubitance 
atter, and Naturally 
:hs •'•' within it, which 
!^ loft prudently fcir up 
)\^l#f^ite. The External 
2r Violent, or Tem- 
id in four ieveral De- 



liie Violent is that 
vhich fome thin;^s are 
led.- others bi:Diim- 

MES. 2^5 

edj others fas Metalls) 
Liquified or Melted. The 
Temperate in its feveral 
Degrees, imitate or refem- 
bie Nature, and are ufed 
for Putrefa^ion, Digeftion, 
and Congelation, or Cir- 
culatorily to diflblve and 
fi}^. But Various are. thefe 
kinds of Fire, which are 
to be applyed according as 
the Subjev5t requires, and 
the Prudence of the Ar- 
tiit directs, being continu- 
al without interruption 
from begining to the End. 

VI Hermes. 7if Afcends 
from the Earth up to Heaven^ 
and Defcends again from the 
Heaven to the Earthy and re- 
cei'ves the Towers and Efficacy 
of the Superiors and Inferiors. 

Salmon, Here is to be 
obferved that though Our 
Stone be divided in the 
fiiil: Operation into four 
Piirts, which are the four 
Elements, yet as we have- 
already la'd there is but 
:wo principal Parts* of it_, 
OnQ Vv^hich Afcends up- 
wards and is Volatile, and 
anochef" wliich remains be- 
low, and is fixed, which is 
S 4 calhd 



called Earth, and fermenr 
wh ch Nouriilies and Fer- 
ments the whole ^tone- 
But of the unfixed or Vo- 
latile pare we niuli: have a 
great qaantity^ that it may 
NoLiFilli the purified Mat- 
ter of the Stone, till it 
be made to Afcend, is fu- 
blimed, and fubtilized : 
thcrt being thus fubtilized 
and made Volatilej it muft 
be incerated with the 'Oyl, 
excraftcd from it in the firft 
Operation^ which is called 
the Water of the Stone^and 
fo often Boyled by Subli- 
raation^ till by Virtue of 
the Fermentation of the 
Earth exalted with it ; the 
whole Stone again does de- 
fcend, from the Heaven to 
the Earth, and remains fix- 
ed and lowing; (that is, 
that the Corporeal be made 
Spiritual by Sublimation, 
and the Spiritual be made 
Corporeal by Defcenfion: 
Here is a Circulatory Di- 
Itillation admirably declar- 
ed, and the Conllruffion 
of a Spagyrical VelTel, to 
the Similitude of Nature. 
it Afcends h'om the Earth, 
i. e. from the inferiour |:art 
of the veilcl : to Heaven, 

i e, the fuperiour ]i 
The matter generate! 
ocj// imi Luna sSm 
i. €. tlie thick Terreanl 
iiance t -ercof isconyi 
or relolved, into He,! 
viz*, into a fubcile lubfil 
like to Heaven : hef 
monftrates the Spagj 
lolution, by what IrJ 
ment and A' tifice it is< 
then he teaches the Fl 
on , It Decends agai 
the Earth , as if he 
fay, after its fubftanj 
diilolved and made 
cend under the Obe( 
of the Internal Cell 
Virtues or Powers, 
ing there the detert 
time of its Maturity, 
turns again, or def 
that is to fay, the SpJ 
made Corporeal, 
was before a Body on 
from a Body, S()ir| 
which is nothing bii| 
Philolbphick Riddle. 
Fixum Volatile^ ^ ruf^^ 
latile fixum^ ^ totum h 
Magtjterium. And b}| 
means it will obtaii 
Virtues of the Sii^mcuA 
Inferiour Powers 5 i. ej 
Heavenly and Volatile: 
er, topciictracs, g 

XIV. HERMES. ' z6s 

|^6r multiply : andl Nefts, and under whole 
lithly Power to givej ftiadow the Beafts of the 

ihce^ Corporeity, and 

Hermes. In this 

, jou acquire to your f elf 

]0ltb and Glory of the 

\mWeiirld: Dn^ue there- 

16m you aU Cloudinefs 


will fer/f;, Darknefs 



1,1 ^ 




fiM, Poffeffing this 
thus perfefted, you 
all the Wealth and 

leOBires of the World; fo 

d [ you may live free 
Care and Trouble, 

! (leieiJDilcontent and Fears, 

every Sicknefs and 

It is a Remedy 

Difeafes both of Bo- 

1 Mind : It ftrikes at 

ot of Infirmities; and 

yes that which would 

or undermine the 

and Profperity of 

,^nll[umane Body. This 
this Wealth, this 
ire, though it be but 
a Grain of Muftard- 
yet it grows to be 
eateft of all Tiees, 
lofe Branches th 
of the Air make their 

Field dwell. 

VIII. Hermes. For the 
Work increafing or going oH 
in Strength^ adds Strength t9 
Strength^ forefialling and o^ 
ver-t@pfmg all other Fortitudes 
and lowers ; and it able to 
Subjugate and Conquer aU 
things,, whether they be thin 
and Subttl^ or thick and So" 
lid Bodies, 

Salmon. There is no 
Companion of the Powers 
of other Natural things, to 
the Power of the Stone, for 
it is able to overcome and 
maftcr all other Powers: 
it can convert common 
Quick Silver into€ Congea- 
led fubftance, and Tranf- 
niuteit into fine Gold or 
Silver : and it can Penetrate 
and Peirce through all other 
hard foUd or compaft Bo- 
dies, and ftrike them with 
a never fading Tinfture, fo 
firm and fixe, which the 
Power and Strength of the 
Strongelt and molt Violent 
Fire can never conquer or 
overcome. This is as much 
as if he ihould fay, it is the 
I compleat Virtue of total 
i Na- 




Nature, the Power, Effica- 
cy and Potency of all things, 
and even fas it were) above 
Nature, fo that it may not 
improperly be laid to be a 
Work Metaphyfical, for 
that it feems to ad above 
or beyond Nature. It over' 
comes or conquers all things^ 
that is, it makes all fiibtil 
and thin things (as Qaick- 
filverj thick and coagulates 
them : and on the contra- 
ry it Penetrates all thick and 
joltd things^ i. e. It makes 
every hard Metal whether 
Perfeft or Imperfe^l fas 
Sol, Luna, Saturn, Jupiter^ 
Mars and Venus) fubtile 
and thin, and brings them 
to the greatelt Perfeffion, 
expelling iall the xVIalign 
and Dark Spirits polFeffing 
them and giving to them 
Tindure and Fixity, by 
its Subtility and Spiricualcy. 

IX. Hermes. In this man- 
ner was the World made\ 
and hence are the wondtrful 
Conjunclions or Joynings to- 
gether of the Matter and 
Parts thereof avd tht Mar- 
vellous Effecls^ -when in thii 
7vay it is done, hy which thefi; 
IVonders.are Eff'eBcd^ 

Salmon. The Crl 
of t lie World he brinj 
Prior Example, or 1| 
plification of the Wci 
Our Phiiofophick 
for as the World ws 
ated, fo is Our Stent 
pofed. As in the be?! 
i;he whole World a? 
thac is therein was a; 
or confufed Mafs, b\ 
ter wards by the 
Word, Power, or Sd 
the Great Creator, 
paration was made, 
lements were divide 
reftified, and the 
fal World was pi 
and brought forth 
fuland Perfeft in 
Weight and Meafu 
alfo in this our woftcj 
parate the Elements, 
we divide and reftij 
many fublimations, 
lions, and precipK 
whereby the perpeti 
wonderful conjunftj 
made, which is th| 
duft of the prime ij 
and the root of thetl 
Kingdom, in which 
is produced inco Ad,| 

X, Hermes. And 

C^iffc I am celled 



.,^„:US, for that Ihave 
whdge or under (landing 
VMofophy of the three 
deJcftheUni'verfe. My 
~rnne or Difcourfe^ which 
: here deli'vered concern- 
r w Jolar Wcrk^ is com- 
ajnd perfeB, 

Smon. Hermes Trifme- 
. Wik fignifies the Thrice 
^ 5' Hermes^ for that he 
the le knowledge of the 
:,o:i Principals of the Uni- 
\m , ^/2S. Salt^ Sulphur^ 
niai 4eTcury^ anfwering to 
idiv'j \dy^ Soul^ and Sfirit; 
. c;l at, Vegetable, and 
f^ :' >/> of which he had 
ki rue Knowledge, he 
am! the way how to fe- 
][ii\ i \themj and conjoyn 
1 wcl 'Sgainj to make the 
^nr;, >latile and the VoJa- 
ndr^ Xtj to take away 
^rjoni, areSj and reftore bet 
pteaa lain, ail which are 
pcrpe Ped in Our Philofo- 
^jjjii i Mercury which is 
4, jj ( /omb in which Our 
vjf, ^phick (which is the 
'^^ Gold 15 Generated. 
^^yj,fi to be perfect, be- 
|^..)3; li. It contains all the 
bles. 2. From ics 


never fading Color. 3. Its 
fievsr perifhing Body. It is 
refembled to a grain of 
Wheat, which unlefe it 
Dies, it brings forth no 
Fruit ; but if it Die, and is 
Putrefied, paffing through 
Death and Putrefaftion or 
Diflolution, to Life and 
Heaven, there by perfect- 
ing its Nature, it is infinite- 
ly profitable. What he has 
delivered concerning this 
Matter, 'viz.. of the three 
Colors, Black, White, and 
Red 5 of the three Princi- 
ples, Salt^ Sulphur, and 
Mercury ; of the three Sub- 
fillences. Body, Soul, and 
■'^firit; of the three Q- 
perations, F&latiltzation ^ 
TinBure, and Fixaticv; of 
the three States, Imper- 
feftion, Anihilation, and 
VerfeBion^ he declares to 
be True and Com pleat, 
and that the Stone thus 
Generated Cexifiing and 
being in one only thing, 
'uiz,. thePhilofophick Mer- 
cery) by a feries of Natu- 
ral Operations, is Periedl: 
and Incire, wanting no 

hihri Hermetis Frimi* 
F J N 1 S. 





O F 



"Jhe Enter ance into the Worh^ beginning 
Argent Viz/e. 

XX laith, if you Con- 
lerve a third part of your 
Camels , [ ^viz,. of the 
fwtft or Volatile Matter^ or 
thai which mufi hear the Bur 
'then^'] and Coniume the re- 
maining two thirds, you 
have attained to the thing 
defired ; you have perfe- 
^ed the Work. 

11. Jn lixke planner you careful of your Ar- 
gent Vive; for the black 
Matter does Whiten the 
riefli, and the Work is per- 


by the Fire 

III. And the Woi 
be performed by aS| 
Water, in which th( 
nels is wafhed awa^j 
by that Inftrumenj 
which the FoundatI 
the Work is laid^ 
that time and momtl 
which the Clouds ap] 

IV. Now that Waj 
or by which the blacj 
wallicdaway. is d 

, XV. HER 

• ioifture of the Sun, and 
^4ii]rens Urine, [i. e. the 
^r^slVater,'] The thing 

iii I tell you is fufficienc 

• Du to know. 

^,^ In like manner, take 
Uii^ater of the Water, 
itiury of Mercury^ and 
clitcleanle and purifie 
; Vind, Fume, or Va- 
r,ind Aboiiilitheblack- 
s Undqrltand what this 
ies,andrejoyce therein. 

Alfo in the feme man- 

Jake the blacknefs and 

mim^^jTi it ; then have re- 

6 the White, and Con- 

iie Red ; fo will you 
^c FilPHSh the thing defired, 

i£ie to the end of the 



juj I It is alfo to be no- 
^1^2,1 liat it is the Fire-Stone 
' .j^ I Governs the Matter 

\d fGod:Boyhtthere- 
■unth a gentle Fire, 
and Day, left the 
ihould be feparated 

M E S. 2^ 

from it jcventillit becomes 
of a Golden Color : Un- 
derftand well what I fay. 

VIII. That alfo which 
Congeals, does Diffolve; 
and that which does Whi- 
ten, does in like manner 
make Red. 

IX. I have made plain to 
you the neareft way, that 
you may be eafieand fatisfi- 
ed ; Underftand therefore 
thefe things, and Meditate 
upon them ; and you fliall 
certainly attain to the per- 
feftion of the Work. 

X. It is alfo to be noted, 
that as Sol is among the 
Stars ; fo is Gold among 
the other Metalline Bodies: 
For as the Light of the Sun, 
isijoyned to the Lights, and 
contains the Fruit of this 
Operation ; fo in like man- 
ner Gold : Meditate upon 
thefe Words, and by the 
Permiflion of God you may- 
find it out. 






The Nature of the Medicine^ and GoM!!]^ 
ment of the Metals. 

1. TTERMES Moreover 
jlX faith^ he that . out- 
wardly takes in this Medi- 
cine, it Kills him : but he 
that inwardly drinks it in^ 
it makes him to Live and 
rejoyce. Underlland what 
this means. 

11. And as for this caufe 
fake, this Water is faid to 
be Divine, fo it is laid to 
be thegreateft Poyfon : and 
it is preferred before all 
other things^ by fo much as 
that without it nothing of 
the Work can be done. 

^III. It is alfo called Di- 
vine, for that it cannot be 
mixed or joyned with any 
filth or defiled thing : and 
thisWater of ourScone puri- 
fies and cleanfes theNatures 
of the Metals^ and waflies 
away their defcsdations or 

IV; And as Sol M 
on Bodies, fo alfb d( 
Water upon the PI 
phick 5tone : Yea it 
tates and finks thil 
it, and isconitant, i| 
and perfeft, 

V. This indeed is U 
Sol ; but it is to be 
flood that the Work 
be made through all 
ven Planets; as firf 
Saturn^ then from 
Mars^ Venus^ Mercnryl 
laflly from Luna, 

VI. The firfr is 
vernment o^ Saturn ;t| 
to caufe Sol to putrefij 
bring the Body to puj 
fcion, wliich is done 
fpace of 40 days andf 
The fecond is the gel 
ment o^Juftter^ whicll 
grind or break the 
aad in 12 days and 
to Imbue or moiftj 


^called theRegiment 

The third is the go- 

f' nt of MarSy which 
uce Death or black- 
feparate the Spirit 
Body, by v/hich it 
)e changed. The 
[lithe government of 
:h is to Work away 
[leknefs and Poyfon , 
iindeed to make it 

E R M E S. 271 

of Brafi or Copper, [er th^ 
the making of the matter of a 
changeable Yellow.'] The fixth 
is the government of Mrf«- 
ry ; which is to burn, and is 
called the Dominion of Ar- 
gent Vive. 

IX. The feventh is the 
government o'iLuna^ which 
is to Decoft or Boyl, and 
make Hot^^and fo to per- 
fect the matter, [with the 
\ fixed Citrine Tin5iure] in 2 c 
days : and this is the Do- 
The fifth is the go- minion of Silver. -See here, 
sedfltntof r<?w«j, whichis . I have gone with you 
the moift to the^dry, j through the whole V7ork \ 
b hot to the cold, and ; take heed therefore left 
:e them together in 1 you err. 
is i' li^ is the Dominion ' 

to DC 




^isdofllND know that the 


)ifference of the 
of the 

White Body is made 
jWhitenefs; and its 
1;^ 4 'It is that which you 
\^i^ know:Whitenthere- 
,^520: iBody, and under- 
ir lEj mat I fay. 

Ferments^ and Quality 
Spirit. • 

11. Alfo in like manner 
you are to note; that the 
Stone fought after, has not 
its like or equal in the whole 
Earth. It is both outward- 
ly and inwardly of a Citrine 
Golden Color j but when 


S A L M U JN ^ 

it is altered or changed, it 
is made a Body dark and 
black, like burnt Coals. 

in. Now the Color of 
the Spirit taken from it is 
White , and the fubftance 
thereof is Liquid as Water ; 
but the Color of the Soul 
thereof is Red. 

if you be Ignorant 
of true Knowledgi 
will err in whatfoevj 
do, you will wholly 
in Vain^ and your 
will Perifh. 

VIL So that thus 
king in your Operatliej 
blame prefently yd 
ftruftors (the Philofi 
and think that theJ 
erred^ or taught youij 
when it is only youj] 
ranee, and none* 
(landing of their woi 

IV. But the $pul and the 
Spirit thereof is returned to 
it again, and it doth Live 
and Rejoyce, and its Light 
and Glory returns again; 
and you Ihall fee it over- 
come and Triumph ; And 

that which was even now , 

Dead, ftiall have Conquered i Daj^is the Nativity oi 
Death, and then it fliall ing forth of the L\f^ 
Live, and arife from the j the Nigk^ the Nat 
Dead, and Live as it were 
for ever. 

Vm. This then 
and underftand , d 

V. Happy and Bleffed 
therefore is he in whoie 
Power the difpofition of this 
Matter is^ who Kills and 
makes Alive, and is Om- 
nipotent over all for ever. 

VL I therefore adviie 
you, not to do any thing in 
this work, till you get an 
wnderftanding thereof: For 

bringing forth of the] 

IX. SoUKois M 
oftheDay; and ul 
Light o£ the Night; 
God Created to gov<l 

X. Bet Luna docs\ 
her Light ot the 
Combuftion, and i$ 
or enlarged therewit| 

I by fo much as fje i: 



e Light of the Sun, or 
contain m her^ of his 
j by lb much does 
•laturc of Sol bear Rule 
the Nature of L;/»4. 

3[< If there fore you con- 
lUte what I fay, and 
tate upon my Words. 
m\\ find that I have 
in the Truth ; and you 
inderftand the fignifi- 
3, of all that I have 
and the demonftrati- 
' the whole Matter. 



I. Know then, that 
spirit, is enfolded or 
iifcribed, within (as 
e) its Marble Houfe 

RMES. 27^- 

or Walls : Open therefore 
the Paffages that the Dead 
Spirit may go out^ and be 
caft forth from our Bodies: 
then it will become beauti- 
fulj which is only a Work 
or undertaking of Wifdom^ 

XIII. Sow therefore [ O 
God] thy Wifdom in our 
Hearts, and Root out the 
corrupt Principles which 
lodge therein, and leads 
us in the way of thy Saints, 
by which our Spirits and 
Souls may be Purified. Thou^ 
art Omnipotent, O Lord 
God Almighty, and caiift 
do whatever thou pleafefc 



irgefiiVi^e^ TinBure^ Order of the Ope^ 
ration^ and of the Firet 

W |^He^e is one thing 

^^. which is to be won 

'^ at, 'viz,, after what 

n'r Carmine^ to wit^ 

fNefira^ doth tinge or 

Silkj which- is of a 

0, ^' : .ry_ Narue, and tinges 

libsf^ .Dead thing : and af- 

Oi i'* 

ter what mmntrJJz.ifur, to 
wic^ Our Vermilion: doth 
tinge Fefiem which is of a 
contrary Nature, and tinges 
not Live or growing things. 

IL For it isinot Natural 
for any thing to tinge other- 

274 5 A L M 

fubftances, not agreeable to 
their Natures : If therefore 
you put into your Corn poli- 
tion. Red Gold^ you fhall 
find in the Tinfture a pure 
and perfect Red : and if you 
put into it White Gold i the 
mofi: pailive Red will vanlfh 
or go forth. There is no- 
thing indeed does nnge any 
thing, but what is Confuni- 
lar CO, or like it felf. 

in. And I teftifie to you 
by the Living God;» maker 
of Heaven and Earthy that 
the Stone which I have de- 
fcribed^ you have perma- 
nent or fixed, nor are you 
kept from it by the Earth 
or the Sea ^ or any other 

IV. Keep then your con- 
gealed Quick-Silver, many 
parts of which are loft be- 
caufe of its ftibtilty. Alfo 
the Mountain in which is 
the Tabernacle which crys 
out ; I am thp Black of the 
White, and the White of 
the Black ; 1 ipeak the Truth 
indeed, and I lye not. 

V. Now know, that the 
Root of the Matter is, the 

U N'S. 


Head of the Crow fj 
without Wings, in the] 
and black of the Night 
in the appearance oil 
Day: from the Til 
the fixing Spirit : 
irs Gall the Color i 
Tinging Matter is 
from its Tail, the d^ 
tion, or drying of the 
ter ; from its Wings 1 1 
quid Water ; and frc| 
Body the Rednefi. 

ing of the words, for j 
by is underftood our 
rable Stone, and the 
or Vapour thereof wl 
exalted [ lifted up or 
msd] and the Sea 
cated 5 and a Light 

VII. You are alfb t( 
what Alums and Sail 
^A'hich flow from Boc 
you put the Medicim 
Matters of the Medicit 
a juO: or true pro| 
you lliall not fear to 
if you miftake the p| 
tion, you muir add 
minilli, according a|i 
fee it tends to the ent 
tion or performing c| 
Work, left a Deluge: 


>r; and overflow all^ 
^/ning the Regions^ and 
-e:urning the Trees by 

HERMES. 275 

burn not the Matter^ be" 
caufe if the Veflel breaks, it 
will be with a mighty imp' 
tits or force. 

VII. And tho the Matter 
iknown, yet coniider 
; thingSj hoWj or after 
1 manner thefe two 
js are diftinguilhed, 
erfified, by their Va- 
.- look into the fweet- 
i f Sugar, which is one 
Lof fweet Juice; and 
aitnakhe fweetnefs of Ho 
ids, toi which is yet more in- 
oQoiir DF inward. 
iri tlie 

%\m Except you make the 
ia^^^ slpiritual and impai- 
rs Sea you know not how to 
iiglit ie Ixir.ov proceed on 
Work ; nor how the 
jealfor Volatile Matters or 
ariN pies, fight one againft 
ToniEfl *t\ and how they fail 
yedidi ach in their turns^ to 
\(0 rone another, till ot 
-^.p] Dcing left, one, only 


'3e careful alfo^ how 

xreafe your Fire (tho 

.^jl-^j tot to be very Imall 

iW^ \ y^^^ ^^y "P ^he Wa- 
njjjji lid take heed that you 

XI. And unlefs the Mat- 
teif of the Stone, prove ini- 
mical one to a nother.or con- 
tend and fight with, and 
ftrive todeftroy one ano» 
rher, you fliall never attain 
to the thing you feek after. 

XXL If you mix your Calx 
with Auripigment, and not 
in a mean or due propor- 
tion, the Iplendor and glo- 
ry of the Operation will 
not fucceed ; but if you in- 
terpofe a medium, the ef- 
feft will immediatly follow. 

XIIL Now know, that it 
is our Water, which extracts 
the hidden Tinfture. Be- 
hold the Example and un- 
derftand it ; if you have 
once brought the Body into 
Allies, you have operated 

XiV. Andthe blocd(which 
Is in the Philoibphick Wa- 
cer) of the animated Body, 
is the Ea rth of the Wife, to . 
wit^ the permanent or en- 
during perfeftion. CH-^P.. 





That the Beginning of this Wor\is iti 
Blacl^iefs and Darknefs: and of 
^ith the SohL 

pyning the Body rvi 

I. "^T O W it is that which 
i\| is dead, which you 
ought to vivifie or make a- 
live 5 and that which is fick, 
which ought to be cured : 
It is the White which is to 
be rubified ; the Black 
which IS to be purified ; and 
the Cold which is to ♦be 
made hot. 

Il.It is God himfelf who 
does create, and inipire or 
give life, and replenilTies 
Nature- with his Power, 
tint it might follow and 
imitate his Wifdom, and 
ad as an Inftrument iubler- 
vient to him. 

II I. Iron is our Gold ; and 
Brafs or Copper i&our Tin- 
criire^ Argent Vive is our 
Glory ; Tin is our Silver ; 
JHicknefs is our Whitenefs; 
rnd the Whitnefs is our Red- 

IV. From hence \i 
pears neceflary, that 
{hould have a Body pu 
ing Bodies ; and a V( 
fubliming Water. Our S 
which is a Veffel of 
is made of Fire; ai 
converted into the fad 

V. And if you 

walk in the true way, 
muft perfue it in the cv 
or vifible Blacknefs : 
(faith our Stone) it is 
which is hidden wi 
which does make me vi 
and the fame thing m 
makes me White, 
me alfo Red. 

VL Conceal this 1 
from Men, like asa^ 
which is yet in thy M 
which no Man underft 

if pt 




Cap. XIX. HE 

JzA as the Fire, Light, or 
Siht, which is in thine Eye: 
I ill not tell it plainly to 
ths thy felf, left by thy 
wids thou conveyeft my 
Bath to another^ to thine 
yn damage : This is the 

II Now know that 

, . h;our Work, is made [_or 

]"\kmnded'] of two Figures 

'dwuhfiances'] the one of 

Jwth wants the White 

-?K [Cer«/e] and the other 

JrlRedift Pvull ICrocus'] 

r . 1 Matters aifo arefearfed 

Im ^^^ Sieves or Searfes, 

^e of pure or clean 

is, and a molt bleffed 


i m 


II. Yoa are ' alfo to 
notice, that the Fire- 
; of the Philofophers 
t after, wants Exten- 
but it has quantity, 
ihoves you therefore, 
pport and nouriili it on 
/ fide, and to continue 
in the middk. 

^l!R* You muft alfo con- 

I'^'^^wthe Body with the Soul, 

tui^'lBpating and grinding it 

iWmi Sun, and imbuing it 

R M E S.' 277 

with the Stone ; then puting 
it into the Fire, folong till 
all its Stains and Defile- 
ments are taken away ; lee 
it be a gentle Fire for about 
feven hours ipace ; thus will 
you get that which will 
make you to live. 

X. I alfo tell you, that 
its habitation or dwelling* 
place, is pofitcd in the 
Bowels of the Earth, for» 
without Earth it cannot be 
perfefted: Alfo, its habita- 
tion is pofited in the Bowels 
of the Fire, nor without 
Fire can it be peifedcu, 
which is the perfe(:lion of 
our Art. 

XI. Again, Except you 
mix with the White the 
Red, and prefently bring 
or reduce the fame' into a 
perfed: Water, it will tinge 
nothing ; for it never tinges 
any thing Red, but th^.t 
which is White: and while 
the Work is now perfefting, 
add them to the light of rho 
Sun^ and it will be com- 
pleated Regimim Mar wo ^ 
as we have already decLircd : 
and by this conjundicn .1- 
hove^ your Stone will ac- 

T 5 

attain to 



Beauty and 

XII. Thus have you a 
dry Fire which does tinge : 
an' Air or Vapour, which 
fixes and chains the Volatile 

oN's m 

Matter, binding the ij 
tive in Fetters; and' 
"liitens.expeUing thetj 
n^fo from Bodies;and 
Earth, alfo receivii 


The Order of the FraElical part of the 


LTXrAfh your Mercttvy\ III. How Manifefl! 
yV withthe Water of j Clear are the Words! 
the Sea, till you have taken] Wife, yet fo as the 
away from it all its Black- 
neft, fo will you accomplifh 
your work to perfedion, in 
^hich rejoyce. 

nal Life and Princi 
ftill hidden i you u 
iiand them -^not per 
by their Expreffions 

II. If you underftand 
how a Refurredion 

is ac 



t. e. 


how the 

Sprit ] 

living \yrincifte 
comes forth from ^o. dead 
\_Matte:i' or Suhfiance] how 
that is made apparent which 
was hidden , and how 
Strength is drawn forth 
through Weaknefs ; you can- 
not be Ignorant how to 
compleat arid perfeft this 

nil. Two Bodies ec 
taken from the Earth,} 
in the Oyl of the Dec 

Matter, and in the M 
the W^hite Volatile; 
mighty and wonderl 
the powers and for< '^k 
thefe Bodies,which ar( 
ly bellowed upon 
through this whole Sc 
which you lliall pofTef 
therewith a long and 
ring Life. 









"f) A Take by force the 
*§tjclntenfe Wifdom, from 
ice you muft draw 
reofliKithe Eternal [perpetual 
't^i] Life of the Stone, 
]|/our Stone is congealed^ 
n its dulnefs is vanifhed ; 
nil you accomplifh the 
thereof roiigUt after. 


J. Give therefore of 

Lite fufficienly to your 

ter^ and it will morti- 

t [or bring it ta putre- 

WA i^»] huf repleat your 

Wori! ^^ and it fiiall make it 

a til ^ [Sprwgy Bud^ Grow, 

Prill mat€.\\ 



Plant this Tree up- 
6ur Stone^ that it may 
11^ in danger of the vio 
e of Winds, that the 
ile lufiuences or Bird 
eaven, may fall upon 
and by virtue thereof, may bring forth 
Fruit ; from thence 
pom does arife. 

hlL Take this Volatile 
ll, cm off its Head with 
^ry Sword, then ftrip it 
[its Feathers or Wings^ 
lo its Joynts, and boil it 

R M E S. % 279 

upon Coals, till it is made, 
or becomes of one only 

IX. Then put the Ve- 
nom, or Poyibn to it, lb 
much as is enough to bury 
or cover it ; govern it now 
with a gentle Fire^ till your 
Matter is mortified or pu- 
trefied ; which done, grind 
it with White Water, and 
manage it rightly; 

X, For we bought two 

Black,. [Crows'] and 

we put them into a Farcpfi- 
dem, or Crucible [or Cupel] 
which we had by us, and 
Eggs or Silver Gobbets came 
out,White as Salt, thefe we 
tinged with our . Saffron : 
of them we fold publickly 
two hundred times, with 
which we have been made 
,Ilich, and our Treafures. 
are multiplied, k 

XL And whofbever you 

fliall imbue or fill with the 
Powers thereof, ihould they 
be hurt with the Poyfcn of 
Vipers, or the Malignity oi 
Brafs or Verdigrife, they 
ihaU be in no danger ; for 
that it quickens and revives 
T 4 the 

,^^o S A L M 

the Dead, and kills the Liv- 
ing : It deilroysand reftores 
again ; it caMs down that 
which is elevated and lift 
up, and elevates that which 
is abjefted and call down, 
and gives you a dominion 
ovei: the Heavens of the 

XIL Now you muft note, 
tbat there are two Stones or 
the Wife, found in the 
Shores of the Rivers, in 
the Arms of the Mountiins 
in the Bowels of the Floods, 
and in the back parts of the 
ICings Houfe, which by in- 
llruition and prudent ma- 
nagement may be brought 
forth, Male and Female. 

XIII. By thefe being con 
joyned and made complex 

fcr prfeBly united ■ i fit o cm 
ccTjJimiliiir juhlfance] you vvill 
be made wiler [_yoH will fee 
the reafon of the Operation ^ 
c^nd the tnd- of the pfWk J 
BielTed God_, how great 
and how wonderful a thing 
hdiis. ;- . . . - 

XIV. A certain Fhilofo- 
pher dreamed^ that the 
Kings Meflinger came to a 

O N 'S 


I certain Todagrkk^ andi 
Podagriek defired tllaij 
might go with him \ 
whom the MelTenger 
iwered^ fince thou hafJ 
Gout^ how canft thoij 
with mCj for thou 
not walk. 

XV. To whom the 
dagrick anfwered 
knoweft that in thQ Ro 
this Mountain, there 
certain Tabernacle, b 
ing me then thither, 1 
there the burthen, fo 
I be prefently freed orBrJtion 
liveied from my Goutj filiid 






XVI. Then 
m©, thou art not abl 
touch the foot thereof; 
going back, ihe took 
up and placed him in 
Tabernacle, the foot 
which, the MeiTenger 
he was not able to toi 
And waking from 
Dream, he law nothBidj'ji 
Behold the Similitude. 

XVn. Another alfo 
in a Dream, whereii 

wasiaid^. if any one-tMi^c, 
jhould fir down by the v 
<^nd ihould ask you, -^ itij,. 





ij^iXt. HERMES. 2Sr 

3U would think tit to rate with his Mothier in the 
middle of the Eart.h i then 
awaking, he fzw nothing. 

s thing, would you 

He anfwered, 1 

not ; the other faid, 

ftiouldlie or gene- 

Confider well th^^s fimili' 

\ematning Operations^ anc^ conchtfwn of 
this whole Worh^ 



fT leading you to the 

knowledge of Phy- 

f, and expofing the 

ftrations thereof, in 

!)Gff|[fophick manner, we 

make it the dirifion 

jckery of Women, 

play of Children. 

Take alfo the frefh 

r Rind, in the fame 

he fo WJin which you ihall, 

fcn^ hother manner, ex 

le(oi he matter or thing 

b! in the place where it 

rated ; and put it in- 

icurbit, and fublime 

And that which is or 
fublimeu, leparatc 
it is the Vinegar of; World, 
iofophers, and their 
C [/, e, their Salt.'] ■ 

IV. Then take this Vine- 
gar, and melt or ]:our if 
forth upon another C^ortex, 
Bark, or Superlices.A^f the 
Sea, and put it into a Glafs 
VeRca, in which put fo 
much of your, as 
may over top it the Iheighth 
of Four Inches i thiis bury 
in warm Boriedung, for 
Tljirty One L ^^ ^^^^7 3 

V. This time being pall, 
take the Veffcl forth, and 
you will find it now dif- 
iolved, and turned into a 
black and liinking Water ; 
more black and ftinking 
than any thing in the whole 

VI. Take 



VI. Take then this very 
-thing it felfj and very gent* 
ly ele\ -^ate it in its taberna- 
cle^ ti II all the moiilure is 
confurr led^ lb as no more 
will afc end, this fubliriied 
Matter keep carefully for 
your u le. 


VII. ! Then take the Foe^ 
ces, which remain in the 
bottom of the Cucurbit^ 
and ke ep them, for they arc 
the crown [aftd rejoyc'mg] 
of the Heart. ; Die then the 
fameajid grind them, and 
add there to frefh or new 
Cortex of theSea, that is 
fay. Mercury^ and grind 
them together, dr^'ing them 
in a warm Sun. 

lee that you goveri 
"oxk with Wiidoti 


Prudence^ and 

ioo much hafle. 



X.Then rake the Q 
put half way into Id 
put into the {m\^\ 
diffolved black W-teiJ ^^{^[^ 
you have fiibli.r.ect 
is to fay , nine parts 
this whitned Auri 

VIII. And the Waters 
from the fame firll (ublimed, 
fink down to the bottom, 
which diligently grind and 
dry, and put them in the 
Cruci'Dle or Tefl: of Ethel, 
and riiblim.e : and the Mat- 1 Salt, 
ter be"ing fublimed purely 
VVhice^ as fine Salt, keep it I XIL Put thisintc 
Cifely ., for it is the Auripig- \ Veffel^ called a C 

tum, which you 
from the Ethel i\vi 

XL I fay^ that 
pened or decoded i^ 
tnent, is immediaee 
iblved in the vVa« 
made like to Water 
r,othing can be fe 
mankind, of a mc 
tenfe, fixt, anff' 
Whitenefs, nor ail] 
more beautiful tdtl 
which the Philofop 
their Sal Vlrgims^ oi 

ment^and Sulphur and Mag- 
rslla of the Philofopers. 

cloie well thejoynti 

[.put upon a geritl' 

m.aking it^ as itm 


jit. to 




^ wo Coals at firft, and \ 
Ming two others: and j 
ito itj to fee how the 
afcends and defcends. 


^. I. When youfeethe 
I . Hjris.confumedj and 
^^ igmore will afcend, 
;. which is elevated 
efcend, know that 
atter it felf is now co 
y : make therefore 
t intenfe and vehe 
ire^ for the fpace of 
hours of the day. 

r- Then laftly^ take 

M E S. 28; 

away the Fire, or let it go 
out^ and the next day (all 
things being cold) open the 
mouth of }our Cucurbit, 
and take forth the Matter, 
which is of a iubftance, 
white, fincere, and melted 
or dillblved. 

XV. This is your Sub- 
ftance fought after; and 
now you have comethrough 
to the end of your Work ; 
manage it according to 
your Reafon and Prudence, 
['or (God affifl:ing)you may 
make of it what you pleafe. 




S A L M O N'S 



Written Originally in Hebrew, and Ti 
ted thence into Arabick, and out of 
bick into Latin : Non? faithfully rei 
into EnglilTi, 



Of the Difficulties of this Art. 

I. "T^ Hanks be given to 
^ God^ the Creator 
of all things,, who hath 
made us^ renewed us taught 
uSj and given us knowledge 
and .nnderftanding ; for ex- 
cept lie iliould keep us, pre- 
ierve us, and dired us, we 
jliould wander out of the 
right way, a: having no 
Guide or Teacher: Nor 
can we know ^ny thing in 

this Worlds unlefi he 
uSj who is the begii 
all things, and the 
it feif, his powci 
gcodnefs, it is, with 
he over-ihadows hisj 

II. He direfts an 
ftruds whom he p 
and by his long-fuff 
and tender Mercies, i 

(ij.XXlI. K A L 1 D, 

srback into the way of 



gleoufnels. For he has 
It lis "Angels [or Spirit'] 
o;he dark places, and 
id plain the Ways^, and 
ft lis loving kindnefs re- 
;f'hesfuchas love him. 


[ Know then my Bro- 
:r that this Magiftery of 

'•3cret Stone, and this 
lible Artj isa fecret of 

;crets of God^ which 
h hidden with his own 
5 2 ; not revealing it to 
out to fuch, who as 
i;;aithfLilly have deferv- 
ii who have known his 

lefsj and Almighti- 

If you would requeft 

iarthly thing at the 

of Godj the Secret 

i Magfftery is more to 

ired_, than any thing 

For the Wife Men, 

have perfected the 

dge thereof, have 

pen wholly plain, but 

ng of it, have partly 

Waled it, and partly re- 

^1 it : And in this very 

n I have found the 

-- ;ding Philofophers to 

re in all their ib much 

m Books. 

V. Know therefore, that 
Mufa^ my own Difciple, 
(more valuable to me than 
any other) having diligent- 
ly ftudied their Books, and 
laboured much in the Work 
of this Magiffery,was miK:b 
perplexed, not knowing the 
Natures of things belong- 
ing thereto: Whereupon 
he humbly begged at my 
Hands, my Explanation 
thereof^ and my Directions 

VI. But I gave him no 
other Anfwer, Than that 
he inould read over the 
Philofbphers Books, and 
therein to feek that which, 
he defired of me : Going his 

; way,he read above an hun- 
dred Books, as he found, or 
; could gee them, the true 
I Books of the Secret of the 
; Great Philofophers ; But 
I by them he could not attain 
1 the knowledge of that Mi- 
1 (fery which he defircd, tho* 
continually fludying it, for 
the fpace of a Year, for 
which reafon, he was as one 
af>oniilied, and much trou- 
bled in mind. 




VIL If then Mufa uiy 
Scholar, (who has deferved 
to be accounted among the 
PhilolbphersJ has thus fail- 
ed in the knowledge of this 
Miftery ; what may be lup 
poied from the Ignorant 
^na Unlearned, who under 
Hand not the Natures of 
things , nor apprehend 
whereof they confift ? 

VIII. Now when I faw 
this in my moft dear and 
chofen Dilciple , moved 
with Piety and Love to 
him^ by the Will alio and 
Appointment of God, 1 
wrote this my 13ook near 
the time of my Death^ in 
Which, tho' I have preter- 
mitted many things which 
the Philoiophers before me 
have mentioned in their 
Books ; yet have I handled 
lome things which they 
have concealed^ and could 
not be prevailed withal to 
reveal or difcover. 

IX. Yea, J have explica- 
ted, and laid open certain 
things, which they hid un- 
der i£nigmatical and dark 
Expreffionsj and this my 

Book I have Nam 

Secrets of Alchymie^ f 
I have revealed in itl 
ibever is neceflary 
knowledge of this L 
in a Language befii 
matter, and to youii 
and underltanding, 

X. I have taugl* 
jMagilleries far greaiyji 
better than the othe 
fophers have done,o 
number, The one 
neral Elixir, anotb 
mal : The other t 
Mineral Elixirs; 
the one Mineral^ who] 
cue is to waih, cle, 
purifie thofe which t 
the Bodies. And am 
whofe Compolition < 
neration is accordin 
Natural Generation 
Mines, or in the H 
Bowels of the Earth; 

XT. And thefe foi 
gideriesor Works, tW 
loibphers have difc<| 
of, in their Books 
Compolition thereoi] 
they are wanting in 
thing.^nor would the] 
ly (hew the Operatk 








Jan. K A. 

^le Books : -And when 

jice any one found it 

-J>ct could he not 

•lirjijy. underftand it ; 

hich nothing was 

rous to him. 

[ I will therefore in 
V>rk declare it, toge- 
-^ v:h the way ^.nd man- 
s -ttv CO make itj but if 
eotm d me, learn toun- 
lonc^ i Geomecricai pro- 
one I, that fo you may 
inoti] frame your Forna- 
kii exceeding the mean, 
irs; I ^jreatneis or fmal- 
/, wi Jill all yoa muil un- 
i,ck i the proportion of 
'lichi lie, and the form of 
indaii iiflel fit for your 
ofii : 

3ira 1..; 

rf lAKoyoumuftcon- 
riio!i ii(hat is the ground 
thiH lid begining of the 
;Eirti iiy? which is as the 
id Womb to the Ge 
•ii|iij<)f, Living Grea- 
* ch are ihaped in 
b, and therein i e- 
urifliment. For if 
fta materia of our 
ry is net corvtni- 
gedj tiie V/ork 

LID. 287 

will be fpoilcd, and you wil^ 
not find that which you 
feek after, nor ihall you 
bring your Work to perfe- 

XIV. For where the 
cauie of Generation is v tranc- 
ing, or the root of the mat- 
ter, and heat it felf, your 
labour will be lof}, and the 
Work come to nodiiiiga 
The lame alfo will happ^n^ 
if you miftakein the pro- 
portion or weight; fcr if 
that be not right, to wit^the 
proportion of the parts 
compounding, the msitter 
compounded miffing of its 
juft temperature will bs de- 
ftroyed, and fo you fliall 
reap no fruit, the which I 
will fliew you by an Exam- 

XV. See you not that in 
Soap, Vwith which Cloaths 
are wafiit clean and white) 
that it has its virtue and pro- 
perty by reaibn of the juft 
proportion of its ingredi- 
ents, whic;h fpread them- 
felves in leri gdi and breadth, 

.d bscau le of whrigh they 
^'XQ to ti le lame f^nd ; by 


h it .- appears, that the 

288 S A L M 

Compofitum was tru^'ly 
inadej and the power and | 
efficacy which before lay 
hid, f which is called Pro- 
pertyj is now brought to 
light, which is the quality 
of wafliing and clcanfing in 
a proper Laver ? 

XVI. Butiliouldthein 
gredients have been put to- 
gether without proportion^ 
being either too little or too 


much, the virtue an 
. cacy of the Soa^p wo 
deftroyed, nor woul 
ny ways anfwer th 
dei^ired; for that th 
or effeft arifeth fro 
juft proportion and r 
of each Ingredient: 
fame, youkTiuftunde 
to happen in the 
pofition of Oixr 
ry. . 


Of the four principal Operations^ Soli 
Congelation^ Albif cation and Rubijicai 

L "D Egining now tofpeak 

of the Great IVork^ 
which they call Alchymie) I 
fhall open the matter with- 
out concealing ought, or 
keeping back any thing, 
lave that which is not fit to 
be declared : We lay then, 
that the great work con 
tains four Operations, 'viz,. 
to DilTolve, to Congeal 3 to 
make White, and to make 

IJ. There are fc'ur quan- 

tities partakers togetl 
whiah, two are p 
between themlelves; 
have the other two 
rence between thei 
And either of thefe 
quantities,has anothe 
tity partaker with 
which is greater tha 

III. I underRar 
theie quantities, th 
tity of the Natures 
weight of the Meif- 

). XXIII. 



rt)h are in order diffolv- 
1. id congealed^ wherein 
5iier addition^ nor dimi- 
itn have any place. But 
e twOj 'viz,. Solution and 
o gelation, are in one O- 
trionj and make but one 
^'c(,and that before Com- 
'^on; but after Coaipo 
thofe Operations be, 


And this Solution and 

slation which we have 

In of, are the folution 

Body, and thecon- 

\Qn of the Spirit, which 

^have indeed but one 

[itionj for the Spirits 

congealed, except 

Wies be diffolved ; as 

[le Bodies are notdif- 

unlels the Spirit be 

Ittled. And when the 

|l!d the Body are joyn- 

jether, each of them 

Its Companion into 

m likcnds-and pro 

I is for Example. When 
is put to Earth, it 
'to dillolve the Earth, 
'virtuej property, and 
jrc, making it fofter 
It was. before^ brhig- 

ing it to be like it lelf, for 

the Water was more thin 
than the Earth, And thus 
does the Soul work in the 
Body, and after the larrle 
mann;2r is the Water thick- 
ened with the Earth.and be- 
comes like the Earth in 
thicknefs, for the Earth 
was more thick than the 

VI. Knowalfo, that be- 
tween the folution of the 
Body, and the congelation 
of the Spirit, there is no di- 
ftance of time, nor diverfity 
of work, as though the one 
ftiould be without the other; 
as there is no difference of 
time in the conjunftion of 
the Earth and Water, that 
the one might be diftin- 
guillied from the other by 
its operation. But they have 
both one inftant, and one 
fa(^ ; and one and the fame 
work performs both at once^ 
before Compofition. 

VIJ. I fiy, before Com- 
pofiti'on, left h« that iliould 
read my Book, and' hear 
the terms of Solution and 
Congelation, ilioiild fup- 
pole ic to be the Compofi- 
U tiou 


tion which the Phiiofophersj 
treat ot, which would be * X, Befmear the 
grand Error both in | Toyfon^ Jo jhall yoti oh\ 

Work and Judgment : Be 
caule Compofition in riiis 
Work is a Conjunftion or 
Marriage of the congealed 
Spirit with the diffolved 
Body, which Conjunftion 
is made upon the fire. 

VIII. For heat is its nou- 
riftimentj and the Soul for- 
fakes not the Body, nei- 
ther is it otherwile knit un- 
to it, than by the alteration 
of both from their own vir- 
tues and properties, after the 
Gonverfion of their Na- 
tures : and this is the (blu- 
tion and congelation which 
the Philolbphers firft (peak 

IX. Which neverthelefs 
they have abfconded by 
their iEnigmatical Dilcour- 
(es, with dark and obfcure 
Words, whereby they alie- 
nate and eitrange the minds 
of their Followers, from 
underftanding the Truth: 
whereof I will now give 
you the following Exam- 

beginning of the Stone A 
Oferation thereof. Agi 
upon thefirong Bodies 
folution^ till either of A 
reduced to [ubtiltyMi^ 
you bring the Bodies 
fubtilty that they rm 
palpable^ you fhall m 
that youfeek after, 
you have not ground i 
feat the Work till tl 
ficiently ground and 
til, fo (hall you have yd 
With a thoufand fu| 
like, unintelligable^l 
to beunderftood, 
a particular demor|i 

XL And in like! 
have they fpoken 
Compofition which! 
(blution, and conjf 
Thus. Our Compo)^ 
not perfeB without Qt 
and PutrefaBion, 
Tou mufi diJJ'olvey 
parate^ conjoyn^ put^ 
compound^ becaufe Cc\ 
is the beginning and\ 
of the thing, Thell 
who can underftail 
out being taught? 


K A L I D. 


But 'tis true, that 
ef'herebe acompound- 
,e Stone can never be 
uiit to light: There 
ft 2 a reparation of the^ 
tsof the Compound^ 
ic feparation is in order 
H aconjundion. I tell, 
^ain^ that the Spirit ; 
-L't dwell with the Bo- 
f eiiterinto it, nor af 
it, until the Body be i 
lubtil and thin as the 

XIII. But when it is at- 
tenuated and made fubtil, 
and has cafte oif its thick- 
ilefs and grolsnels, and put 
on that thinnefs •, has forfa- 
ken its Corporeity, and be- 
come Spiritual i then fhall 
it be conjoyned with the 
fubtil Spirits, and imbibe 
them, fo that both ihall be- 
come one and the fame 
thing, nor fliall they for 
ever be fevered, but beconT® 
like water mixt with water^ 
which no Man can fepa^ 


y c latter two Operations ^ viz. Alhifcatiott 
Ms and Rubification* 


nda Jpipofe that of two 
Cn ilike quantities which 
,ki folution and congela 
(i^«ij he larger is the Soul, 
eris the Body : Add 
;;!, Hards to the quantity 
^ttjd is the Soul,that quan 
9,H lichis in the Body, 
, Ii Hiall participate with 
0m& quantity in virtue 
sgliffTh^a working them 

as we have wrought them, 
you will have your defire, 
and underftand Euclid his 
Line or Proportion, 

II, Then take this quan- 
tity, weigh it exaftly, and 
add to it as much moillurs 
as it will drink up, the 
weight of which we have 
not determined : Then 
U z worfe 

292 S A L M 

work them as before, with 
the; fame Operations of a 
iirft imbibing and fublira- 
ingic: This Operation is 
called Albificacion , and 
they name it Tarit^ that is^ 
Silver or White Lead. 

III. When you have 
made this Compound 
white, add to it fb much of 
the Spirit, as will make half 
of the whole, and fet it to 
working, till it grows red, 
and then it will be of the co- 
lour of Al-fulfuY \Cmnahar\ 
which is very red, and the 
Philofophers have likened 
it to Gold, whole effeds 
lead to that which the Phi- 
lofopher laid to his Scholar 

IV. We call the Clay 
when it is white Tarit^ that 
is Silver : But when it is 
red, we name it Temeynch^ 
that is Gold : Whitenefs is 
that which tinges Copper, 
and makes it Tarit : And it 
is rednefs which tinges T'a- 
rit^ i.e. Silver, and makes it 
Temey?icb^ or Gold. 

V. He therefore that is 
;4xjible to diffolve thele Bo- 

N ' S 

d;es, to fubtilize thei 
to make them Wh»j« 
red, as I have faid ;Hii 
to compound them Mft 
bibing, and converMwi 
to the fame, Ihall mL\ 
doubt perform theKlii 
and attain to the peH/i«i 
of the Magiftery^ cji 

1 have Ipoken. 

VI. Now to Mian 
thcfe miM(!:5:i 
the Veflels for this pHoioi 
The one is an Am jjine 
which the parts ar^den 
ted and cleanfed 5 
the matter of the 
ry is depurated, ani 
compleat and perfef 

VII. Everyone 

Aludds mufl: have a] 
fit for them, whij 
have a fimilirude 
fit for the Work, 
and lome other 
phers, havenamedl 
things in their Bool| 
ing the manner a? 

VIIL Andhereii 
lolbphers agree to\ 
their Writings h C( 
the matter under 

fei^XV, KA 

kny Books, but feting 
111 the neceflary Inftru- 
5n for the faid four O- 
ra)ns. The Inftruments 
iefly two in number^ 
J a Cucurbit with its 
jk; the other is a 
ide Aludel^ or iiibli- 

There are al(b four 
neceflary to thefe^ 
lodies ,* Souls ^ Spirits , 
and of theie four 
flie Mineral Work, 
tf^giftery confift, all 



LID. 295 

which are made plain In the 
Books of Philofbphers. 

X. I have therefore omit- 
ted them in mine, only, 
touching at them ; and ere-, 
ated of thofe things which' 
chey Gver-palTed with fi- 
lence; which what they 
are, by the fequel of the 
Difcourfe, you will eafily 
difcern ; but thefe things 
write I, not for the Igno- 
rant and Unlearned, but for 
the Wife and Prudent, that 
they may know them. 



Nature of Things appertaining to this 
ork^ : Of DecoBion^ and its Eff'eBs. 

Now then that the 
Philofophers have 
them by divers 
: Sometimes they call 
lirfl Minerals, fomctimes 
Is, fometimes Vege- 
fometimes Natures, 
It they are things na- 
iliflB and others have cal- 
t-m by other names at 



II. But their Meciicmes 
are near to Natures, as the 
Philofophers have taught 
in their Books ; for that 
Nature comes nigh to Na- 
ture, and Nature is^ like to 
Nature, Nature is joy ned to 
Nature, Nature is drowned 
in Nature, Nature makes 
Nature white, and Nature 

i '►eft. 

leaiures, or as they makes Nature red 




III. And Corruption is in 
conjunction with Generati- 


up to ripenefs : This 
firft change or tranft 

on^ Generation is retained 
with Generation, and Ge- 
neration conquereth with 

/ 'W> Now for the perfor- 
mance of thele things, the 
Philofophers have in their 
Books taught us how to de- 
coftj and how decodion is 
to be made in the matter of 
our Magiftery ; This is that 
which generates^ and chan- 
ges them from their Sub- 
Itances and Colours, into 
other Subftances and Co- 

V. If you err not in the 
begining you may happily 
attain the end : But you 
ought to confider the leed 
of the Earth whereon we 
live, how the heat of the 
Sun workb in it, till the Seed 
is impregnated with its in- 
fluences and Virtues^ and 
made to fpring^tillit grows 


i ^\ 

VI. After this, Me;, 
other Creatures feedij 
it; and Nature, by th] 
that is innate in Man, 
ges it again, int6 
Blood, and Bones. 

VII. Now like t( 
the Operation or 
our Magiftery, tl 
v^hereof, (as the 
phersfay) is fuch, 
progrels and perfefti< 
fifts in the fire, whici 
caufe of its Lifeand 

VIII. Nor is tl 

thing which comes I 
the Body and the^ 
but the fire; nor isnw. 
ny thing mingled Bui: io 
with, but the fire Bitfs 
brings the MagifteiBtonaki 
perfeftion; this istlBkiiattI 
which I have told ycfcioi:^ 
I have both feen ^nps^eitft 



K A L I D. 



tili%ation^ Solntion^ Coagulation^ and 
Commixion of the Stone. 

irJlTO W except you 

ODG. \ fubtilize the Body 


tjccomes water, it will 
irrupt and putrefie, 
noiJlMi it congeal the Fu- 
Souls when the fire 
it issthem; for the fire is 
fud rhich by its force and 
tii (Congeals and unites 

h\ i 

In like manner the 

jbphers commanded 
come |blve the Bodies, to the 
,^{ tj |iat the heat might en 
jO their Bowels, orin- 
fparts : So we return 
Ij ^ blve thele Bodies,and 
ai them after their (o- 
iWith that thing which 


near to It, till all the 

mixed together by 

and fit commixtion^ 

Sportional quantities, 

uly conjoyned toge- 

I Wherefore we joyn 

FirA and Water, Earth and 
Air together, mixing the 
thick with the thin, and the 
thin with the thick, fo as 
they may abide together, 
and their Natures may be 
changed the one into the 
other, and madclike^ and 
one thing in the compound 
which before were fim- 

IV. Becaule that part 
which generates or fer- 
ments, beftows its virtue 
upon the fubtil and thin, 
which is the Air; for like 
cleaves to its like, and is a 
part of the Generation, 
from whence it receives 
power to move and alcend 

V. Cold has power over 
the thick matter, becaufe it 
has loft its heat, 3iji] the wa- 
ter is gone out of it; and 
the drinefs appe,: rs upon it, 

U 4 This 


This moifture departs by 
afcending up; and thefub- 
til part of the Air has min- 
gled 11 felf with it, for that 
it is like unto it^ and of the 
fame nature. 

Vl. Nowwhen the thick 
body has loll its h^at and 
nioiilure, and that the cold 
and drynefs has power over 
it ; and that their parts have 
mixed themfelveSj by being 
fitft divided, and that there 
is no moifture left to joyn 
the parts divided^ the parts 
withdraw themfelves. 

' VII. And then the part 
which is contrary to cold, 
by reafon it has continued, 
and fenc its heat and deco- 
Si'ion to the cold parts of 
the Earth, having power o- 
ver them, and exercifing 
fuch dominion over the 
coldnels which was hidden 
the faid thick Body ; 
of its gene- 
power, changes the 
thick cold Body, and makes 
it become fubtil and hot, 
and then flrives to dry it 
lip again by its heat. 

VIIL But afterwards^the 

A L M O N ' S h 

fiibtil part, (which 
the Natures to afcend)^ 
it has loft its Occicf 
heat, and waxes cold.^ 
the Natures are chal 
and become thick, anl 
fcend to the center, 
the earthly Natures are! 
ed together, which"! 
fubtilized, and coi 
in their generation,^ 
imbibed in them. 


that, by virtu 

IX. And fo the mo| 
joyncth together the 
divided : But the Eai 
hours to dry up that I 
fture, compaffing it 
and hindering it for 
out i by means wl 
that which before layl 
does now appear ; noj 
the moifture be fepar 
but is held faft, and 
retained by drynefe. 

X. In like manneij 
fee, that whaclbever 
the World, is held oi 
rained by or with its 
trary^ as heat with^ 
and drynefs with moifj) 
thus when each of theri 
befieged its Companioil 
thin is mixed withW 

thick, and thole thing) 



K a; L I D. 

rone fiibftattce, ^ 'uis:.. 

!hoc and moift Soul, 
leir cold and dry Bo 
reunited^ and made 

^Then it drives to dif 
and liibtilize by its 
and moifture, which 
"^*Soul: andthe Body 

-fir tl t^heir Vir tues and Pro- 


riio enclofej and re 
he hot and moift Soul 
I'cold and dry fub- 
And in this man- 

's altered and changed 


one thing 


to ano- 

^ XII. I have told you the 
Trathj which I have k^^n^ 
and my own felf his done: 
And therefore I charge you 
to change or convert the 
Natures from their Subftan- 
cesand Subtilties^ with heat 
and moifture^ into their 
Subftances and Colours. If 
you proceed aright in this 
Work, you muft not pafi 
che bounds I have let you in 
this Book. 

it fa 



manner of Fixation of the Spirit^ Deco^ 
Bion^ trituratioUy and WaflAng. 


Hen the Body is 
mingled with 
re^ and that the heat 
fire meets therewith^ 
laoifture is converted 
[he Body^ and diffolves 
lid then the Spirit can- 
[Q forth, becaufe it is 
loed with the Fire. 

Imf The Spirits are fugi- 

tive^ lb long as the Bodies 
are mixed with them, and 
ftrive to refift the fire, its 
heat and flame^ and there- 
fore thefe parts can (carcely 
agree without a good and 
continual Operation, and a 
fteadfaft) permanent, and 
natural heat. 



S A L M O N'S 

III. For the nature of the 
Soul is to afcend upwards, 
where its Center is; and 
he that is not able to joyn 
tWoor more divers things 
together, whofe Centers 
are divers^ knows nothing 
of this Work. 

IV. But this muft be done 
aftei thecon^erfion of their 
Natures, and change of 
their Subftanccs, and mat- 
ter, from their natural Pro- 
perties, which is difficult to 
find out. 

V. Whoever therefore 
can convert or change the 
Soul into the Body, and the 
Body into the Soul, and 
therewith mingle the fubtil 
and volatile Spirits, they 
fliall be able to tinge any 

Vh You muft air 
dcrdand, that Decci 
Contrition, CribationVS 
nidilication, and Abl|i^,f 
with Sweet W3ter,are3pf 
neceiTary, to the Sec t< 
our Magiftery, 

VII. And if you bt)t 
pains herein^ you 
cleanfe it purely ; fo 
mull clear it from its 
nefs and darknefi, ^i 
appear in the Operati] 

VIII. And you mi 
dlize the Body to the] 
eft point of Volatilit] 
Subtility i and then] 
therewith the Souls 
ved, and the Spirits c| 
fed, and lo digeft ai 
cod, to the perfedij 
the matter. 




K A L I D. 


Of the Fire jit for this Worl^ 


TOu muft not be un- 

L acquainted with the 

nigth and proportion of 

r jire, for the perfeftioHj 

,'^l, bftrudion of our Stone 
.tids thereupon : For 
faid. The fire gives profit 

^P^ which u ferfeB, but 
$ hurt and defiruHion to 

'i^'^mafhichu Corrupt, 

o'^l^ 1. So that when Its quan- 
^ f'^' or proportion fliall be 
ind convenient, your 
k will thrice profper, 
go on as it ought to do : 
p«ipf it exceed the meafiire^ 
lall without meafure 
upt and deftroy it. 

[I. And for this caufe it 
requifite, that the Phi- 
phers have inftituted 
l^ral proofs of the 
Itngth of their Fires ; that 
tb/ might prevent and 
bi ler their burning, and 
fhhurt of a violent heat. 


IV. In Hermes it is (aid, 
lam afraid^ Father, of the E- 
nemy in my Houfe ; To 
whom he made Anfwer; 
Son J lake the Dog of Cora- 
fcene, and the Bitch of Ar- 
menia, and joyn them toge- 
ther'^ fo (hall you have a Dog 
of the colour of Heaven. 

V. Dip him once in the* 
Water of the Sea ; fi) will he 
become thy Friend^ and defend 
thee from thine Enemy, and 
fljall go along with thee^ and 
help thee, and defend thee 
wherejoever thou goeft, 7wr 
fhall he ever ferfake theee^ but 
abide with thee for ever, 

VI. Now Hermes meant 
by the Dog and Bitch, fuch 
Powers or Spirits as have 
power to preierve Bodies, 
from the hurt, ftrength, or 
force of the Fire. 




(ophers, who have diC 
ed of this Magiftery 
mong whom, Ibme of t 
have named Sea 

VIL And thefe th'ng 
are Waters of Calces and 

Salt?, the Campofition^ ^ ^ „ , 

whereof IS to be foand in Virgins Milk, food of 
the Writings of the Philo- and the like. 



Of the Separatian of the Elements, i 

L A Fterwards take this 
JLV. precious Stone , 
(which the Philolbpliers 
have named, yet hidden 
and concealed J put \r into a 
Cucurbit with its Alemhick^ 
and divide its Natures, 'viz,. 
the four Elements, the 
Earthy Water^ Air, and 

If. Thefe arc the Body 
and Soul, the Spirit and 
Tinfture: when you have 
divided the Water from the 
Earth, and the Air from 
the Fire, 'keep each of them 
by themfelvesj and take 
that, which defcendf, to the 
bottom of the Glafs, being 
the Farces, and walK it with 
a warm fire, till its black- 

nafsbe gone, and itstl| 
nsfsbe vanlftied. 

FI. Then make 
white, caufing thefupl 
ous moifhire to fly kl 
f3r then it iTiall be chaj 
and become a white 
wherein there is no dl\ 
darknefs, nor uncles 
nor contrariety. 

IV, Afterwards reti 
back to the firil M 
which afcended fror 
and purifie them like 
from uncleannefs, bl 
neis and contrariety. 

V. And reiterate 
Works upon them fo o| 
till they be fubtilizedj I 


and made thirij which 

^tj«|n yoii have done^ ren- 

3^ Jap thanks and acknow- 

inents to the moft Gra- 


I. Know then that this 
^ k is but onCj and it 
^Juceth one Stone, into 
ihh Garib fnall not enter, 
.^ any it range or foreign 
li;. The Philofopher 





af with this^ and therc- 
r- proceeds a Medicine 
jli gives perfcftion. 



Nothing muft be 

herewith, either 

irt or whole : And this 

^js to be found at all 

i; and in every place, 

^■, Ifcout every Man ; the 

." iih whereof is yecdiffi- 

l^ pfo him that feeks it, 

refoever he be. 


JII. This Stone is vile, 

c, and (linking ; it cofts 

TMjing i it muft be taken 

"?, it islbmewhat hea- 

and is called the Ori- 

of the World, becaufe 

s up, like things that 

hpiorth ; this is the mani- 

'Mtion and appearance of 

'W^ them that leek truly 

aft it. 


IX. Take it therefore, 
and work it as the Philofo- 
pher has told you in the 
the Book, where he fpeaks 
of it after this manner. 'Take 
the Stone and no Stone ^or that 
'which ts not a Stcne^ neither 
of the nature of aStcne ; it is 
a Stone whofe Mine is in the 
top $f the Mountains, 

X. By which the Philo- 
fopher underftandsAnimals, 
or living Creatures; where- 
upon he iaid. Sen, go to the 
Mountains of India, and t9 
its Caves^ and take thenct 
preciom Stones^ v^hich will 
welt in the water ^ when they 
are put into it, 

XT. This Water is that 
which is taken from other 
Mountains and hollow pla- 
ces; they are Stones and no 
Stones, but we call them 
fo, for the referablance they 
have to Scones. 

XII. And you muft know 
that the Roots of their 
Mines are in the Air^ and 
their Tops in the Earth; and 
they make a noile when 
they are taken out of their 

S A L M O N'S 

#02 5 ft JL iVl *^ JfVl ■ O Lib*''^' 

places, and the noife is very t wife they will quickly K n 
great. Make uie ol^ the m nilli away. ■'■i 

very luddenly, for other-' "^ 


Of the Commixtion of the Elements wl 
were feparated. 

I. XT O W you muft be- 

gin to commix the 
Elements, which is the com- 
pafs of the whole Work ; 
there Cart be no commixti 
on without a Marriage and 
putrefaftion. The Marriage 
is to mirigle the thin with 
the thick : and VutrefaBion 
is to roil:, grind, water or 
imbibe fo long, till all be 
mixt together and become 
one, lb that there be no 
diverfityinthem, nor lepa- 
ration, as in water mixed 
with water. 

11. Then will the thick 
ftrivc to retain the thin, and 
the Soul Ihall ftrive with 
the fire, and endeavour to 
fufhin it, then fhall the Spi- 
rit fuffer it felf to be fwal- 
lowed up by the Bodies^and 

be poured forth into th 
which muft needs be^ 
caufe the diflblved hptwlici 
when it is commixed 


the Soulj is alfo comixi d, and 
with every part theretj holdo: 
5iff'jre ' 
III. And other thing 
ter into other things, 
cording to their fimil; 
and likeneft, and boti jrts; ar 
changed into one aniPscditle 
fame thing: For this 
the Soul muft partake 
the conveniency, pro] 
ty, durability, hare 
corporeity and perm 
cy, which the bodyl 
in its commixtion. 








IV. The like alfo 
happen to the fpirit ill 
ftate or condition ol 
Soul and Body : For i 

of it 

KALID; ,05 

ric commixt with the wa- 
ter : The fire will not abide 
by it until it be pure. 

VII. And in like manner 
does the Water naturally 
fly from the Fire, of which 
when the fire takes holdj it 
does by little and little eva- 

i Whereby itcomes*to 
that when this Comfo- 
'has met with a bod} 
ocoMved^ and that heat 
\k tot hold of it, and that 
ihoifture which was in 
crtlii Shallowed up in the dif 
tliii^ body, and has paffed 
[into its moil: in- 
ml bft partSj] and united or 
9yned it felf with that 
h was of the nature of 
re_, it becomes infla- 

^> (ft ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ defends it 


liffer the faid fire to 
J. J hold of itj to wit J to 

VIII. And thus is the 
Body the means to retain 
the Water, and the Water 
to retain the Oyl, that it 
might not burn and con- 
fume away, andtheOylto 
retain the Tincture ; which 
is the abfbiute matter and 
caufe^ to make ths colours 
appear in that^ wherein o- 
therwife there would be 
neither light nor life. 

IX. This then is the true 
'life and perfeftion of this 
great Work, even the work 
of our Magiftery, which 
we feek after ; Be wife and 
underftand, fcarch dili- 

[. Then when the fire 

djenflame it, it will I gently, and through the 
goodnefi and permiflion of 
God, you iliall find what 
you look for. 

etc it^ u <r. 





CHAP. xxxr. 

Of the Solution of the Stone componndet 
Coagulation of the Stone dijfohed. 

I. 'Tp HE ^ t>liilofophers 
X take great pains in 
diffolving, that the Body 
and Soul might the better 
be incorporated and lanir 
ted : for all thofe things 
which are together in Con- 
trition, Aflation, and Ri- 
gation, have a certain affi- 
nity and Alliance between 

II. So that the fire may 
hurt or fpoil the weaker 
principle in nature^ till it 
be utterly deltroyed and 
vanilli away ,• and then it 
turns it fclf alfb upon the 
ftronger parts^ till it diverts 
the Body of the Soul^ and 
lb Ipoils all. 

III. But when they are 
thus dilTolved and congeal- 
ed, they take one anothers 
parts, ftriving in each others 
mutual defence, as well the 

great as the fmall, an| 
incorporate and joyrj 
\^11 together, tilltl 
converted and chanj 
dhe and the lame tl 

IV. When this is 
the fire takes as mucf 
the Soul as it does fr( 
Body, nor can it hi 
one more than thq] 
neither more noj 
which is a caufe of I 

V. For this reafo 
necelTary, in teachi 
compoficion of the J| 
to afford one place fj 
pounding the folutil 
fimple Bodies and. 3 
becaufe Bodies dp noi| 
into Souls, but dp . 
prevent and hinder 
from Sublimation J Ij 
on. Retention, Coij 
tion, and the like Qjj 


^ xcept purification go 


f. Now underftandj 
,t)lution is done by one 
'tifetvvo waysi either 
7^ trafting the inward 
tj>f things unto -their 
icies (an Example 
4 If of we have in Silver^ 
ms cold and dry_, 
igdiiiolvedj lb that 
'^rd parts appear out- 
"^^Ikis hot and moid : ) 

Or elfe, to reduce 

^ "ft accidental moiiture 

had not before_, to 

to its own natural 

^y ; by which means 

tare diffolved : and 

Bkewife called Sola" 

'^ ^1' ^^^^ ^^ ^^ Congela- 
fl tea: ^q Philofophers have 
0^ ^ mgealin a Batb, with 
Congrelation : This, I 
i6 Sulphur Pnning in 
s a Red Hjacinth^ a 
d deadly Tcjfon^ the 
the which there is no- 
tter^ a Lycn^ a Con- 
a Malefactor^ a cut- 
['ordj a healing Anti- 
iicii' hicb cures all Inflrmi- 

IX. And G'e^^r the Son of 
Hajen hid ^ That all the OfS- 
rations of this Magiftery are 
comprehended under thefe fix 
things, I. To make fiy^ =^.* 
fcefid^ cr fuhUme, 2, To 
melt or licjuifj, ;. To i72ce-- 
rate. 4. To muke v^ite ^. 
Marhle. y. To dijjohe: ^6,Td 

X. To make fly,: Js'ld 
drive away and remove 
blackhefs and foulncfs irom 
the Spirit and Soul \ to nielc 
is to make the Body liqnid: 
To incerat:*, is properly to 
fubtilize the Body: To 
whiten, is to melt fpeedily : 
To diffolve^ is to feparatei 
the parts : And to congeal, 
is to miXj joynj and fix the 
Body with the Soul already- 

XI. Again^ To fly, or 
afcendj appertains both to 
Body and Soul : To meltj 
to incerate, to whiten^ and^ 
to dlflblve^ are accidents 
belonging to the Body : But 
congelatioa, or fixation, 
only belongs to^ and is liivj 
property of the Soul : Be 
wrfsj under (land ^ and learn. 
X CriAP,; 





IChat Our Stone k hut One^ and of the 
ture thereof 

LTTT HEN it was de- 

manded of Ban- 
Vim a Greek Philolbpher, 
whether a Stone may be 
made of a thing which bud- 
eth ? Anfwcred, Yea, W2s. 
the two firft Stones, to wit, 
the Stone Akali^ and our 
Stone, which is the Work- 
manlliip and Life of him 
who knows and under- 

IL But he that is Ignorant 
of it, who has not made, 
nor knows how it is gene- 
rated, liippofing it to be 
no Stone, or apprehends 
not in his own mind^ all the 
things which I have fpoken 
of it, and yet will attempt 
tocompofeit, ipendsaway 
fooliflily his precious time, 
and lofeshis Money. 

III. Except he finds out 
this precious Trcafure, he 1 mon. 
finds indeed nothing, there 

is no fecond thing or 
ter, that can rife up| 
take its pla@e, or ill 
fclf inftead thereof ; 
is no other Natures tl 
triumph over it. 

IV.' Much heat is 1 
ture thereof, but withj 
tain temperature : If I 
faying, you come to 
it, you will reap 
but if yet you remainfc te 
rant, you will lolcaljanitbc 

V. It has many fi; 
Properties and Virti 
curing the Infirmities 
dies, and their acci 
Subftances, fo that 
appears not in thei 
Heterogenities, or 
rieties : No pofSbi 
the diffolution of 




It IS the 5/?f^, or Soap 
diesj yea, their Spirit 
onlj which when it is 
porate with them, dif- 
Aem without any lo(s. 

This is the Life of 
ad, and their Re- 
tt ; a Medicine 
ing Bodies, cleanfing 
and puffing away 

He that under- 
let him underftand, 
c that is ignorant, let 
re;I w ignorant ftill : For 
Creafure is not to be 
reif) t with Money, and 
fOTi pannot be bought, fo 
lot ^ can it be fold. 


IX. Conceive therefore 
its Virtue and Excellency 
aright, confider its value 
and Worth, and then begin 
to Work : How excellent- 
ly (peaks a Learned Philo;^ 
fopher to this purpofe ? 

X. God C faith he^ give^ 
thee net this Magifiery for thy 
or Wtfdom^ without any la- 
hour I but th$H mttfi labour^ 
that God rrmy give, thee fuc- 
ce/s. Adore then God Al- 
mighty the Creator of all 
things, who'ispleafed thus 
to favour thee,with fo great, 
and fo precious a Trea- 


^ay and Manner hovp to mah^ the Stone 
both White and Red. 

[FT'Hen you attempt 

iV to do this, take 

r precious Stone, and 

I into a Cucurbit, co- 

S It with an Alembick^ 

^^ clofc well with Lu- 

turn fapientia^ and fet it in 
Horfe-dung, and tixing a 
Receiver to it^ dilHl the 
matter into the Receiver, 
till all the water is come o- 
ver, and the moiftuie dry- 
X 2 ed 

jqB s a l m 

cf\ up, and dryncfs prevail 
over ic 

JI. Then t^ke it out dry^ 
refcrving the v^ater that is 
diftiiled for a future occafi- 
on ; take, I fay, the dry 
body, that remained in the 
bottom of the Cucurbit^and 

frind it, and put it into a 
'effel anfwerable in mag- 
nitude to the quantity of the 

III. Bury it in- as very hot 
Horle-dung as you can get, 
the Veffel being well luted 
with Lutum fapientia : And 
in this manner let it digeft. 
But when you perceive the 
Dung to grow cold, get o- 
ther frein Dung which is 
very hot, and put your 
VelFel therein to digeft as 

lYc Thus fliall you do 
for the ipace of forty days, 
renewing your Dung fo of- 
ten as the occafion or rea- 
fon of the Work fhall re 
quire, and the Medicine 
jhall dilfolve of it fell, and 
become a thick White wa- 

O ^ ' 



V. Which when 
ihall fee, you fliall wl 
it, and put thereto hi 
much by weight of th( 
ter which you refe 
clofe and lute your 
well with Lutum fafu 
and put it again intc 
Horle-dung (which 
and moift) to digeft, 
mitting to renew the ll 
when it begins to cooll 
the courfe of forty daj 

VI. So will your J 
cine be congealed ii :_,.,. 
like number of days, J Um^ 
fore it was diffolvediri iloogcrj 

VII. Again, tafe mk 
weigh it juftly, and ac 

ing to its quantity, -adc % Jo, 
of the relerved watei ipdj, 
made before, grind i\ Mii\ 
dy, andfubtilize it, aEjjjd; \ 
the water upon it, 
it again in hot Hor 
for a Week and half 
days ; then take it ou 
you ihall fee that the 
has already drunk 



III. Afterwards grind it 

1, and pat thereto the 

(^lantity of your re- 

d water as you did be- 

'^iiry it in very hot 

k^edung, and leave it 

lefore ten days more, 

iiiit out again^ and you 

tel&d that the Body has 

rtby drunk up the Wa 

Then (as before) 

itj putting thereto of 

Ifore referved Water, 

)ffiii|K)refaid quantity ^ and 

in like manner in 

Drle-dung, digefting it 

^s longer J then taking 

,th, and this do the 

'time alio. 

fjiich done^ take it 
grind it^ and bu- 
ll Horfe- dung, till it 
felved : Afterwards 
outj and reiterate it 
more, for then the 
j|(j[y Wlbe perfeO:, and 
jjjjii !ork ended. 

^ Now when this is 

Tp.ndyou have brought 

iir matter to this great 

rftion, then take of 

A L I D. 50P 

Lead or Steel z^o Dram?, 
melt it, and cafte thereon 
I Dram o^ Cinnabar^ to witj 
of this our Medicine thus 
perfeded, and it ftiall fix 
the Lead or Steel that it 
lliail not fly the fire. 

XII. It fliall make it 
white, rnd cleanfe it froni 
all its drofs and blacknefs^ 
and convert it into a Tin- 
dure perpetually abiding. 

XIII. Then take a Dram 
from thefe 250 Drams^and 
projeft it upon 2^0 Drams 
of Steel, or Copper, and it 
ihall whiten it, and convert 
it into Silver, better thin 
that of the Mine 5 which i s 
the greateft and lafl: Work 
of the White, which it per-, 

XIV. 7o convert . the [aid 
St one into Red. And if you 
defire to coxwert thisMa- 
giftry inio Sol^ or Gold^ 
take of this Medicine thus 
perfected (^at § 10. abdvej 
the weight of one Dram, 
(after tlie manner of ths 
former Example, and put 
it into a -VeiTel, and bury 
it in Hoife dung for forty 

,X 5 days, 


S A L MO N'.S 
till it be diffol- 


, XV. Then give it the 
Water of the diflblved Bo- 
dy to drink, firft as much 
as amounts to half its weight, 
afterwards bury it in hot 
Horfedung, digefting it till 
It is diflblved, as afore- 

XVI. Then proceof 
this Golden Work, as 
fore in the Silver, and 
fliall have fine Gold, 
pure Gold. Keep (my 
this mod fecret Book,i 
taining the Secret of Se<| 
refbrving it from Ignc 
and Profane Hands, " 
you obtain your 


KalidV Secret of Secrets^ or Stone of the ^ 
lofopher^ Explicated. 

'F you would be fb 
happy as to obtain 
the Bleffing of the Philofo- 
phersj as God doth live for 
ever, fo let this verity live 
with you. Now the Philo- 
Ibphers lay, it abides in the 
Shell, and contains in it felf 
both White and Red, the 
one is called Mafculine, the 
other Feminine ; and they 
are Animal, Vegetable, and 
Mineral, the like oi which 
is not found in the V/orld 

II, It has power bo 
ftive and Palfive in it, 
has alio in it a fiibl 
dead and livings Spiri 
Soul, which, among tl «; 
norant, the Philofo 
call the moft vile thin; 
contains in it ielf the 
Elements which areil"'^'"^ 
in its Skirts, and may 
monly be bought f 
fmall price. 

IlL It afcends by it 
it waxes black, it dcf 
and waxes white, inci 









Ml the 




?' lb 

i,p.XXXlV. KA 

1. decreafes of it felf : It is 
ter which the Earth 

[igs forth, and defcends 
Heaven^ grows pale 
red, is born, dieth, rl- 
jain, and afterwards 

rs for ever, 

V. By many ways it is 

;ht to its end, but its 

;r decoftion is upon a 

ifoft, mean, ftrong, by 

jous degrees augmented, 

I you are certain it is qui- 

fixcd with the Red in 

ifire. This is the Phiio- 

l«rs Stone. 

Read, and Read a- 
L fo will all things be- 
te more clear to you : 

]if hereby you under- 
p not the matter, you 
[withheld by the Chains 
lorance^ for youftiall 
sa* otherwife know or 
[i this Art. 

Herwes faith, 7he 

b» is not killed J hut by 
mother and his Sifier ; not 

\'€ of them alone ^ but by 

together : Note thefe 

Hjs: There are three 

iris, yet but one Body, 
Nature, and one Mi- 

LID. 511 

neral : This is fufficientfor 
you if you have a dilpofiti- 
on to underftandthis Art. 

VII. The Dragen is not 
mortified, nor made fixed, 
but with Sol and Luna, and 
by no other: In the Moun- 
tains of Bodies, in the Plains 
of Mercury, look for it, 
there this Water is created, 
and by concourfe of thefe 
two, and is called by the 
Philofophers, their perma- 
nent or fixed Water. 

Vm. Our Sublimation 
is to decoft the Bodies with 
Golden Water, todiflblve, 
to liquifie, and to fublime 
them: Our Calcination is 
to purifie and digeft in four 
ways, and not otherwife, 
by which many have bQ^n 
deceived in Sublimation. 

IX. Know alio that our 
Brafi, or Laften, is the Phi- 
lofophers Gold, is the true 
Gold : But you flrive to 
expel the Greennefi, think- 
ing that our Latten,or Brafi, 
is a Leprous Body, becaufe 
of that Greennefs, but I tell 
you, that that Greennefs is 
all that is perfeft therein, 
X 4. and 

312 SALM 

and all that is perfeft^ is in 
-jtbat Greennefi onlyj which 
2s in cur Latten^ or Brafi. 

X. .For that Greennefs, 
by our Magiftery is in a ve- 
ry littlb time tranfmuted in- 
to the molt fine Gold : And 
of this thing we have expe- 
rience- which you may try 
by the following Diredi- 
ons. ' 

XL Take burnt^ or cal- 
cined Brals^ and perfedly 
rubified: Grind it, andde- 
coft it with Water, feaven 
times, as much every time 
ss it is able to drink, in ail 
the vx-ays of Rubifying and 
Aflating it again, 

Xli. Then make it to di- 
fcehd^ and its green color, 
will be made Red^ and as 
clear as a Hyacinth; and ib 
much'rednefs will dcicend 
with it^ that it will be able 
to tinee Argent Viz'e^ in 
Ibmemeauue, with the ve- 
ry color or Gold ; all which 
we have done and perfe6b- 
ed, and is indeed a very 
creatV/ork. ' 

XIII. Yet you cannot 

GN^S Liti 

prepare the Stone bj 
means, with any grer 
moift liquor,, which is^j 
and brought forth inj 
Minerals;this bleffed mj 
power^ or virtue^ whid 
nerates all things^ wil 
yet caule a vegetal^ 
fpringing, budding f(o 
or fruitfulnefij unlels; 
be aGieen color. 

XIV. Wherefore th^ 
loibphers call it their- 
and their Water of 
Ccition, or pLitrefa&iorf| 
they fay truth hereii 
with its water it is 
edj and purified^ and 
ed from its black nel^^ 
made White. 

XV. And aftervv/al 
is rtiadc the higheft;! 
Vv^hereby you n^i.ny^ii 
and underlhind, tHi 
true Tinfture is ma( 
with our Brafs, or 

XVI. Decod it |i 
fore with its Soul/ ti^"jJ' 
Spirit be joyned witifcij^^^j 
Body, and be made Grip 
fiiall you have your d< 


K A L I n 

L The Philofophers 
)oken of this undar 
Names, but know 
ly^ that ic is but one 
<which does cleave 
'itfelf to Argent Vi- 
to Bodies^ which 
have the true figns 
w you rauit know 
ent Vive will cleave^ 
ly joyn and unice 

That the Argent 
cleave, joyn^ or 
felf to Bodies is 
And they err who 
at they underltand 
ein Geber of Argent 
fiers he (aith^ When 
wivfr a??3cn£; other 
fm Jtjall not find by 
X& iiition^ any matter to 
m.iT 'i'agreeahh to Nature, 
c, li l^nt Vive of the B^ 



Py Argent 
ce, is underftood 
^ive Philolophical h 
s that Argent Vive 
ich fticks co^ and is 
I and with the Eo- 
he old Philofophers 
id no other matter : 

nor can the Philofophers 
noWj invent any other mat- 
ter or thing, which will a- 
bide with the Bodies^ but 
this Philofophick Argent 
Vtve only. 

XX. That common Ar^ 
g^ent Vive does not flick, or 
cleave to the Bodies, is evi- 
dent by Experience, for if 
common Argent Vive be 
joyned to the Bodies, it a- 
bides in it^ proper nature, 
or fiys away, not being a- 
ble to tranfinute the Body 
into its own nature and fub- 
ftancCj and therefore does 
not cleave unto them. 

XX l. For this caufe, 
many are deceived in work- 
ing with the vulgar Quick- 
(ilver: For our Stone^ that 
is to fay, our Argent Vive 
iccldencalj does exalt it (elf 
far above the mofl fine 
Gcld^. and does overcome 
it, and kill it, and the« 
make it alive again. 


XXII. And this 
Vive^ is tlie Father of all the 
Wonderful things of this 
our Magiftery_, and is con- 
gealed^ and is both Spirit 



and Body : This is the Ar- 
gent Vive which Geb&r Ipeaks 
of, the confideration of 

that it 

is of moment, for 
is the very matter 
does make per- 

XXIII. It is a chofen 
pure fubftance of Argent 
Vive ; but out of what mat- 
ter it is chiefly to be drawn^ 
is a thing to be enquired in- 
to. To which we fay, That 
it can only be drawn out of 
that matter in which it is : 
Confider therefore my Son^ 
and fee from whence that 
Subftance is, taking that and 
nothing elfe : By no other 
Principle can you obtain 
this Magiftery. 

XXIV. Nor could the 
Philofophers ever find any 
other matter J which would 
continually abide the fire^ 
but this only, which is of 
an Uncluous iiibftance^psr- 
feft and incombuftiblc. 

XXV. And this matter, 
when it is prepared as it 
pughr, will tranfmute, or 
change all Bodies of a Me- 
tallick (ubftance, which it 

is rightly projeftedl 
into the moft pei 
or the moft pure find 
but moft eafily, and 
all other Bodies LuA 

XXVI. Decoafiil 
Wind or Air, and! 
wards without Wii 
you have drawn fdl 
Venom [or Virtue']^ lUy, 

called the Soul^ out 
matter ; this is that 

you feek. 
Aqua vita^ 
Difeales. Now 
Magiftery is in 


the ev^ Were; 
which q iWie< 


XXVII. Let the 
bs put into a fire 
days, of Element#.|.j,. ,, 
and in that decoftid ^^^\^, 
days, the Body wii 
with the Soul, and 
will rejoyce with di 
and Spirit, and th( 
will rejoyce with tl 
and Soul, and they 
fixed together, aric 
one with another, ii 
Life they will be m 
petual imd immorti 
out leparation for t\ 

its Ilk 








\ farther Explication of this matter. 

^UR Medicine is 

'made of '3 things^ 

aBody^ Soul, and 

There are two Bo- 

lo wie Sol and Luna: 
Bodies are tinged 
J and Lma tingeth 
1; for nature brings 

Ihly its like, a Man^ 

L a Horfe, a Horfe, 

^c have named the 
(which ferve to this 

which of fome are 
Vmentj forasalit- 
levens the whole 
(a Luna and Sol^ h- 

ircury as their Meal 
kir Nature and Vir- 

illWlf it be demanded, 
ol and LunHy having 
ted Tindrure^do not 
tii;e imperfeia Metals ? 
ger; AChild, tho' 

born of humane kind^ ac^s 
not the Man j it muft firft 
be nouriflit and bred up till 
it comes to Maturity: So 
is it with Metals alfo ; they 
cannot fhew their power 
and force, unlels they be 
firft reduced from their 
Terreftreity to a Spirituali- 
ty, and nourifht and fed itt 
their Tinftures through 
heat and humidity. 

IV. For the Spirit is of 
the fame matter and nature 
with our Medicine : Wc 
fay our Medicines are of a 
fiery naturej and much fub- 
tiler, but of themfelvcs, 
they cannot be fubtilnor 
fimple, but muft be matu- 
rated, or ripened with fub- 
til and penetrating things. 

V. Earth of it felf is not 
(ubtil, but may be made fo 
through moift water, which 
is diffolving, and makes an 


3i6 S A L M 

ingrefs for Sol^ that it may 
penetrate the Earth_, and 
with its heat make the Earth 
fubtile ; and in this way the 
Earth muft be fubtilized fo 
long, till it be as fabtil as a 
Spirit^ which then is the 
Mercury, more dilTolving 
than common water, a»d 
apt todiflblvethe faid Me- 
tals, and that through the 
heat of penetrate and 
fubtilize them. 

VI. There are feveral 
Spirits, as Mercury, Sul- 
phur, Orpiment, Arienick, 
Antimony, Nitre, Sal-ar- 
moniack, Tutia, Marchi- 
fits, &c, but Mercury is a 
better Spirit than all others ; 
for being put into the fire 
they are carried away, and 
we know not what becomes 
of th:m : But Mercury^ as 
it is mixhfiibtiler, clearer, 
and penetrative, fo i: .is 
joyned to the Metal?, and 
changed into tliem^whereas 
the odiers burn and dcftroy 
them, m.iking them more 
grols than they were be- 

VII. Now Mercury is of 
luch a (iibtil nature, that it 


tranfmutes Metals inij 
pie and pure fiibftam 
felf is, and attracts 
its (elf: But no Met! 
be tranfmuted by a] 
the oth^r Spirits, Bi 
burn it to Earth and. 
which Me^rgury it bd 
impalpable, and thij 
is called Argent Vive, 

VIII. We take 
elfe to fubtilize Metl 
make them penetratij 
to tinge other 
Some call it Argent 
a Water, an Ac€ 
Poyfon, becaufeitd^ 
imperfeft Bodies,' 
them into feveral pi 
forms 5 call* Medic 
made of two thing] 
of Body and Spirit : 
this is tme, that all 
have bur one Root 

IX. But why cam 

Medicine be made 
compounded togethc 
Anfwer .- It may be| 
of all thefe togethet 
they muft be redi 
a -^^^^^vy-) vyhich 
be^clwclfk of che flw 
ofMan'slife: Tl 


the next matter^ 
are the two afore- 
liogs, "viz. Body and 

)me Philolbphers 
Medicine is made 

things, and ibit is: 

MetalSj Vi^^d their 

•are the four Ele- 

|i. Others lay true al- 

mt Metals nmft be 

into A>'gent Vive : 
[many Learned and 

[en err^ and loofe 
Wits in this path. 

ir of the matter of 
|>g)ur Medicine 


lOr with which it is 
Now of the Vef- 

K A L I D. . j^ 

rounds and be lefs than the 
outward VelTel: 6 or 7 In- 
ches high, called a con- 
taining Cucurbit ; on which 
you muft place an y^lem- 
bick or Head^ through 
which the Vapors may a- 
icendj which muft be weH 
lutedj with Lute made of 
Meal, fifted Allies, Whites 
of Eggs, &c. OrofMeaJ, 
Calx Vive, aftaj. part tem- 
pered with Whites of Eggs, 
which you muft immedi- 
ately ufe: Lute it fo well, 
that no Spirits may fly a- 
way; thsloftof which will 
prejudice your Work ex- 
treamly? therefore be wa- 

'he VelTel ought to 
the Firmament^ 
^fe and encompafs 

)le Work : For our 
me is nothing elfc 
fcbange. of Elements 
lip another, which is 
|y the motion of the 

lent 5 for which rea- 
llnuft needs be round 

The other^ or le- 
icffel^ muft alio be 

XIIL The Fornace or 
Oven muft be round, 12 or 
14 Inches high, and 6 or 7 
Inches broad, and 3 or 4 
Inches- in thicknefs to keep 
in the heat the better. 

XIV, Our matter is ge- 
nerated through^ or by help 
of the heat of the fire, 
through the Vapour of the 
Water, and alfo of the Mer- 
cnry, which muft be nou- 
riilied ; be wife and confi- 
der, and meditate well up- 
on the matter. XV* 




XV. Now in order to 
this Work> there is i. Dif- 
folution. 2. Separation. 3. 
Sublimation. 4. Fixation, 
or Congelation. 5". Calci- 
nation. 6. Ingreffion. 

XVL Dijfolution is the 
changing ot a dry thing in- 
to a moift one, and belongs 
only to Bodies, as to 5 J and 
Luna^ which lerve for our 
Art: For a Spirit needs not 
to be diffolved, being a li- 
quid thing of it felf ; but 
Metals are grofs and dry, 
and of a grofi nature, and 
therefore muft be fubtili- 

XVIL Firft, Becaufeun- 
lefs they be fubtilized 
through diflblution, they 
cannot be reduced into wa- 
ter, and made to afcend 
through the Alembick, to 
be converted into Spirit, 
whofe remaining foeces are 
referved for a farther ufe. 

Xvill. Secondly, Be- 
caufe the Body and Spirit 
muft be made indivifible 
and one : For no grofi mat- 
ter joyns or mixes with a 
Spirit, unlefi it be firft fub- 

tilized,and reduced intJ 
gent Vivcy then the 01,. 
braces the other infel 
bJy. For Argent Vive 
ing with a thing like i] 
rejoyceth in it; an»^/ 
diffolved Body emlBilii'n! 
the Spirit, and fuffers 
to fly away, making Btt 
endure the fire ; and mm 
Joyces becaufe it has 
an equal, viz,, one like ■, wel 
and of the lame nai 

XIX. DiffolutioniJi 
done: Take Leaves! 
or Luna^ to which 
good quantity of pj 
cury ; putting in the Ij 
by little and little, 
Veffel placed info 
heat, that the M< 
may not fume: wh( 
diffolved, and the 
feems to be one Hot 
body, you have donej 
If there be any fc 
matter undiffolved,] 
more Mercury,till jdl 
to be melted togeth( 

XX. Take the 
thus diffoked,fetiti^ 
for 7 days, then let i j 
and ftrain all thrc 
Cloth or Skin ; if all 
through, the difiolu 

f «XV. K A L I D. ;i^ 

fe<; if not^ you muft i ceeding.till nothing remain^ 
■n gain, and add more I in the inner Veffel, but a 
eu, fo long till all be j black pouder, which we 
bl'id. call the blacTc Ea;^^ and is 

the dregs of MetJTsjand the 
thing caufing the obftrudi- 
on^ that the Metals cannot 
be united with the Spirit* 
this black pouder is of no 

C5(. Separation isthedi- 
,njof a thing into parts, 
from impure. We 
diflolved matter, 
it into the fmaller 
rhich ftands in the 
ite, well luting* to 
ibick, and feting it 
k continuing the fire 
|/cek : One part of 
it fublimes, which 

XXIII. Having thus fe- 
parated the four Elements 
from the Metals, or divided 
them, you may demand. 
What then is the fire,whicli 
the Spirit or Water, I is one of thefe four ? To 
e fabtileft part; the which I Anfwer: That the 
hich is not yet fub- | Fire and the Air are of one 
about the Cucur- j nature, and are mixed to- 
fome of it falls as j gether, and changed the 
o the bottom, which | one intothe other ; and m 
the dividing of the Ele- 
ments, they have their na- 
tural force and power, as in 
the whole, fo in the parts. 

and moift, this we 

Ain And a third 

laining in the bot- 

the inner Veflel, 

|is yet grofferj may 

f:d the Earth. 

ft. Each of thefe we 
) a Veffel apart ; but 
1 third we put more 
and proceed as 
referving always 
Hnciple or Element 
y itfelf,andthuspr5 

XXIV. We call that Air 
which remained in the big- 
ger Veflel, becaufe it is 
more hot than moift, cold, 
or dry : The fame under^ 
ftand of the other Elements. 
Hence Plato faith, IVe turned 
the moift into dry^ and the dry 
W6 made moifi^and we turned 


^29 S A L M 

tife Body into l^ater and 

XXV*. SuUimaiion is the 
alcending^from below up- 
wands^ the fubtil matter a- 
rifing, leaving the grofs mat- 
ter itill below, as he faid 
before in the changing of 
the Elements : Thus the 
matter muft be fubtilized^ 
which is not fubtil enough^ 
all which muft be done 
through heat and moifture^, 
'L'/T^. through Fire and Wa- 

XXVI. You muft then 
take the thing which re- 
mained in the greater Vel^ 
fel, and put it to other frelh 
Mercury^ that it may be 
well diffolved and fubtili- 
zed ; {qi it in B, M, for three 
days as before. We men- 
tion not the quantity of 
Mercury y but leave that to 
your difcretion^ taking as 
much as you need^ that 
you may make it fufibie, 
and clear like a Spirit. But 
you muft not take coo much 
of the Aietcury^ left it be 
come a Sea ; then you mud 
fet ic again to iubiime. as 
formerly^ and do this Work 


O N ^S 

fb often, til! you 
brought it through tbl 
lembick^and itbeverjfcit 
tilj one united thing, ^j 
pure^ and fufible 

XXVII. Then weBaala 
again into the inner 
and let it go once 
through the AlembiMda 
fee whether any thit 
left behind ; which if , 
the lame we add mor^ 
cury^ till it becomes'^ 
thing ; and leaves vsfy 
fcdiment^ and be fe]^ 
from all its Impuri^j 


XXVlil. Thus hi 
made out of two, ohi 
thing, 'VIZ,, out of 
Spirit, one only 
rous iubftance, w. 
Spirit and light ; 
which before was 
and fixed^ afccndir 
wardSj is become Hg 
volatile^ and a mere 
Thus have we made \ 
out of aEody,we niu 
make a Body outpf 
rit^ which is the onet 


lOtO 1(5 

£ I'ola 
::; fl]is 
flic}] ws 

XXIX. Tixatm^ ^ 
Sfdailon^ is the maki 



XXXV. KALID; ^ 52t 

ig and volatile matter j long Neck, and fit it in 

|ind able to endure the warm Allies : Then to the 

md this is the chang- faid ferment, add the faid 

rthe Spirit into a Bo- 1 Spirit which you drew 

through the Alembickj fb 

much as may overtop ic the 

height of 2 or 5 Inches j 

put to it a good fire for 5 

days, then will the diilolved 

Body find its Companion^ 

and they will embrace each 

l^e before turned the 
iand the Body, into 
rfi and a Spirit ; now 
ift turn the Spirit in- 
ly, making that 
^-afcended to flay'be- 
^"lat is.we muft make 
gng fixed, according I other, 
payings of the Philo 
-, reducing each E- 
I into its contrary^ 
|1I find what 3'ou feek 
iviz,, making a hxt 
be volatile, and a 
fixe; this can only 
[c through Congelati- 
which we turn the 
3to a Body. 

But how is this 
j; We take a little of 
lent, which is made 

fedicine bolt Lmta 
[c:*as if you have ic 

of the Medicine, 
febut (Ounce of the 
'h which mud befo- 
land this ferment we 
bate with the miac- 
ph you had before 
[d, the (ame we put 

Glafs Vial with a 

XXXI. Then the sro6 

ferment, laying hold of the 
fubtil ferment, attrads the 
fame^ joyns it felf with it^ 
and will not let it go •, and 
the diffolved Body, which 
is now fubtil, keeps the Spi- 
rit, for that they are of e^ 
qual (ubtilty, and like one 
to another; and are be- 
come fo one and the fame 
thing, that the fire can ne- 
ver be able to fepara:e them 
any more. 

XXXII. By this means 
you come to make cn^: 
thing like another ; the fer- 
ment becomes the abidinp^ 
place of thd fubtil bcdy^ 
and the fubtil body the ha- 
bitation of the-Spfrit^ that 
it may not H»/ away.- TheJi 

i Wit 

322 S A L M 

we make a Fire for a Week, 
more or lefs, till we lee the 
matter congealed: which 
time is longer or fhorter^ 
according to the condition 
of the VelTel, Furnaces, 
and Fires you make ufe of. 

^ XXXIII. When you fee 
the Matter Coagulated^ put 
of the abovefaid Matter or 
Spirit to it, to over top it 
two or three inches, which 
digeft as before, till it be 
coagulated alio, and thus 
proceed, till all the Matter 
or Spirit be congealed. This 
Secret of the Congelation, 
the Philolophers have con- 
fealed in their Books, none 
of them that we know of 
having difcloled it; except 
only Larkalix^ who com- 
pofed it in many Chapters ; 
and alio revealed it unto 
me, without any Referva- 
tiou or Deceipt. 

XXXIV. Calcinatmt. We 
. take the known Matter, 
and put it into a Vefica, let- 
ting a Head upon it, and 
luting it Well, put it into a 
a Sand Furnace, making a 
continued great Fire for a 

O N ' S Lib. 

afcends into the Alembel 
which we call Avis Hern 
tis : that which remains 
the bottom of the Glafsj 
like Afhes or fifted Eail 
called, the Philofopn 
Earth, out of which til 
make their Foundatli 
and out of which 
make their increafe or» 
mentation, through 
and moifture. 

XXXV. This Eai 
compofed of four Elei 
but are not contrary ofl^ 
another, for their c( 
riety is changed to an aj 
ment, unto an hom( 
and uniform nature : 
we take the moiff part|j 
referve it a part to a ts 
ufe. This Earth, or 
(which is a very 
thing) we put into ^ 
If rong Earthen Pot or^ 
cibie, to which we li 
Cover, and let it in a' 
cining f ornace, or Re 
beratory, for 3 daySj 
that it may be alwaj 
hot: Thus we make' 
Stone, a white Calx ; 
of things of an earthy' 
watery nature, a fiepj 
Week: then the Volatile; ture: For every Cal^cl 


K iV L I D. 

iaiery nature^ which is hot 
■^ dry. 

- XXXVI. We have 

bmghc things to the na- 
tie of fire ; we mufl now 
fvther fubtllize the four E- 
kients? we take apart, a 
full quantity of this Calx^ 
1,. a fourth part : The o- 
tlr we fet todiffolve with 
i^ood quantity of frefli 
rcury, even as we had 
le formerly (in all the 
ifles of the aforego- 
Paragraphs ) and lb 
jd on from time to 
till it is wholly dip 

;VII. Nov^ that you 

change the fixt into a 

itile^ that isj Fire into 

^ier^ know, that that 

;h was of the nature of 

is now become the 
ire of Water; and the 
thereby is made vola- 
md very fubtil. Take 
[lis water one part, put 
:he refer ved Calx iand 
|to it as much of the 

as may over top the 
'2; or 3 Inches, making 
tinder it for ^ days 5 
[it congeals fooner than 


at firftj for Ca!x is hot and 
dry, and drinks up the hu- 
midity greedily. 

xxxmi. Thiso^^e/i? 

tion muft be continue^ till 
all be quite congealed •, af- 
terwards you muft calcind 
it as formerly ; being quitd 
calcined, it is called ths 
quinteffence, becaufe it is 
of a more fubtil nature thafi 
fire, and becaufe of the 
Tranfmutation formerly 
made. AH this being done[ 
our Medicine is firiilliedjj 
and nothing but IngreffionM 
wanting, 'viz. that the mat^ 
ter may have an Ingrefi in- 
to Imperfeft Metals, 

XXXIX. P/^^^, andm£- 
ny other Philolbphers, ber 
gan this Work again, with? 
dilTolving, fubliming, or 
fubtilizing, congealing, ahcf 
calcining, as at firft. Bat: 
this our Medicine, which' 
we calia fsrment^tranfmutes 
Mercury into its own na- 
nature, in which it isdif- 
folved and lublimed. They 
(ay alfb , our Medicine 
tranfmutes infinitely im- 
perfeft Metals^ and that he' 
who attains once to che per- 
Y2- i^ 

g24 S A L M 

fe(5lion of it, rtiall never 
have any need to make 
more, all which is Philofo 
phically to be underftood^ 
as to the firft Original 

XL. Seeing then that our 
Medicine tranfmutes im- 
perfeft Metals into Sol and 
Luna, according to the na- 
ture and form of the matter 
Out of which it is made ; 
therefore we now a fe- 
cond time fay^That this our 
Medicine is of that nature, 
that it tranfmutes or chan- 
ges, converts, divides aftin- 
der like fire, and is of a 
morelubtil nature than fire, 
biing of the nature of a 
quintcffence as aforefaid^ 
converting Mercury ^which 
is an imperfeft fubflance, 
into Its own nature, turning 
the groflhefs of Metal into 
Duft and Allies, as you fee 
fire, which does not turn 
all things into its nature,but 
that which is horaogcne 
with it, turning the hetero- 
gene matter into Afhes. 

XLI. We have taught 
how a Body is to be chan 
ged into a Spirit ; and again 

O N ' S Liljll. 

how the Spirit is to be lim- 
ed into a Body, 'viz. ow 
the fixed is made volile^ 
and the volatile fixed a^ in : 
How the Earth is tuied 
into Water and Air,an( the 
Air into Fire, and the ^re 
into Earth again .-The the 
Earth into Fire, and the 
Fire into Air, and th Air 
into Water ; and thej 
ter again into Earth, 
the Earth which wasc^'^ 
nature of Fire, is br^ 
to the nature of a qi 

XLII. Thus we 
taught the ways of tr. 
ting, performed th 
heat and moifture ; 
ing cut of a dry a 
thing, antl out of a 
dry one: other wife N 
whicli are of feveraj 
per ties, or Families, 
not be brought to on 
form thing, if i 
iliould be turned into 
thers nature. 

XLIIL And this 

perfeftion of the 

according to the ad 

the Philofopher; ,i 

from the Earthint ¥.- . 

nap. XXXV. KA 

; d defcend from theHea^ 
y 1 to the Earth ; to the 
lent to make tl-ie body 
\ lich is Earthy into a Spi- 
I which is labtilj and then 
( reduce that Spirit into a 
, ] idy again which is grofs, 
tanging one Element in- 
j another^ as Earth into 
^ ater^ Water into Air^ Air 
ioFire; and Fire again 
ioWater^ and Water in- 
t Fire : and that into a 
pre (ubtil Nature and 
( ntefcence. Thus have 
] aaccomplifhed the Trea- 
ieofthe whole World. 
J ' 
mil. hgreffiof). Take 
^phur Vive, Melt il in an 
rthen Veflel well glazed^ 
1 put to it a ftrong Lye 
deof Calx vlve and Pot 
nes: Boyl gently toge- 
t/r,fo will an Oyl iwim 
( the topj which take and 
1- p : Having enough of it, 
I < it with Sand J dlftij it 
t ough an. Alembick or 
f ^ort, fo long till it be- . 
^ nes incombuiiible. With 
f • Oyl we imbibe Our i 
^ :dicine, which will be 

"'*jan Alembick, and coho- 
c 3 or 4 timesj adding 

LID. i;^ 

more Oyl to it, if it be not 

imbibed enough, 

XLV. Being thus imbib- 
ed, put fire under it, that 
the moiflure may V.mifti, 
and the Medicine be fit and 
fufible, as the body of Glaft. 
Then take the Avts Her- 
metis before referred, and 
put it to it Gradatim, till it 
all becomes perfectly fixt. 

XL VI. Now according 
to Avicen^ it is not poffible 
to convert or tranfmute 
Metals, unlefi they be re- 
duced to their firft Matter; 
then by the help of Art they 
are tranfinuted into ano- 
ther Metal. The Alchy- 
mift does like the Phyfiti- 
an,who firft Purges off the 
Corrupt or Morbifick Mat- 
ter, the Enemy to Mans 
Health, and then admini- 
fters a Cordial to reilore 
the Vital Powers : So we 
firft Purge the Mercury 
and Sulphur in Metals, and 
then ftrengthen the Hea- 
venly Elements in them, 
according to their various 

XLVIL This Nature 
Y 3 work 


works farther by the help 
pf Art^ as her Inftrument; 
:and really makes the moft 
pure and fine Sol and Lma : 
for as the heavenly Elemen- 
tal Virtues work in natural 
Vcffels ; even io do the ar- 
Jtificialjbeing made uniform, 
agreeable vi/ith nature ; and 
as nature vi^orks by ni'^:'n£ 
of the heats of Fire ^nd ci 
the al(o Art work 
pth by a like temperate and 
proportionate fire^ by the 
moving and living virtue in 
$he matter. 

XLVlII.For the heaven 
ly virtue^ mixed viith it at 
firftj and inclinable to this 
pr that is furthered by Art : 
Heavenly Virtues are com- 
municated to their Sub- 
|eftsj as it is in all natural 
things, chiefly in things ge- 
nerated by putrefaction, 
where the Afiral Inrlnenccs 
are apparent according to 
the capacity of the mat- 

XLIX, The AIgh 
imitates the fame t 
deftroying one form t b 
get another, and his 
rations are beft v^hen 
are according to natiir 
by purifying the Sull 
by digefting, fubliming| 
purging ArgenP Viue^ "\ 
exaft mixtion, with a 
talick matter; andthi 
of their Principles, the 
of every Metal is pi 

L. The power ai 
tiiQ, of the convertini 
ment mufl: prevail, tl 
parrs of it may appp^ 
the converted Elcmei 
bein^ thus mixed wi 
Elemenrated thir 
that Element wiilhay( 
nutter Which made, 
Element, and the vi 
th'Z other converting! 
raenc will be prodomi 
aid remain; rhis isj 
great Arcanum of the 



K A L I D. 



Key which opens tht Myflery of this 
Grand Elixir. 

r HI Sis the true Co- 
py of a Writing 
i in a Coffin upon the 
ft of a Religious Man, 
Soldier making a Grave 
hnd^ to bury Ibmeflain 
iers_, Anno 14 p. 

\My Dear Brother^ if 
iiitend to follow or 

i the Art of Alchymie, 
•" ' Work in it^ let me give 
Warning, that you fol- 
' '^ bot the literal prefcripts 
tpoUm nor Raymundm^ 
^^'' Indeed of moft other 
^':^fophers,for in all their 
they have delivered 
ing but figuratively ; fo 
Men not only looie 
tinie^ but their Mo- 



LI my felf have ft ud- 

in thefe Books for 

5 than 30 Years, and 

r could find out the Se- 

cret or Miftery by them: 
But at length, through the 
goodneis of God^, i have 
found out one Tinfture, 
which is good3 triae, and 
abiolutely certain, and has 
reftored to me my Credit 
and Reputation. 

IV. Now knowing fas I 
do) how much time you 
have loft J and what Wealth 
you have confumed, being 
touched with it,as a Friend; 
and in regard of our faith- 
ful promiie to each other ia 
our beginning, to partici- 
pate each of others For- 
tunes, I have thought it fit_, 
here to perfwade you, not 
to loofe your lelf any lon- 
ger in the Books of the 
Philofophers, but to put 
you in the right way,\vhich 
after long Wanderings I 
have found out, and now 
at this prefent, I on my 
Death-Bed bequeath you. 
Y 4 V„ 

32^S S A L M 

V. I ad die you to take 
nothing from it^ nor add 
any thing to it; but to do 
juft as I have let it down^ 
and obiervethefe following 
direL^ciorts,^ lb will you fuc- 
cecd and'^prpfper in the 
work. z% 

VJ. Firli/-' Never work 
with a great Mkn, left your 
J ife come into danger. 2. 
Let your Earthen Veffels 
be well made and flrong^ 
left youlofeyour Medicine. 
g. Learn to know all your 
Materials^ that you be not 
cheated with that which is 
ibphifticate and nothing 
worth' 4. Let your Fire 
be neither llronger nor 
fofter_, but what is fit^ and 
juft as 1 have here dire(5led. 
f. Let the Bellows and all 
the other Materials be your 
own. 6. Let no man come 
where you Work, andfeem 
Ignorant to all fuch as ihall 
enquire any thing of you 
toacliing the Secret.7. Learn 
to knovv^ Metals well^ efpc- 
ciall Y Gold and Silver ; and 
put them not into the Work 
tlliciiey be firft purified by 
your own hands, as fine as 
nifiy be. 8. Reveal nor 




this Secret to any one, 
let this Writing be Bui 
with you, giving a confj 
ed charge concerni: 
fame to him 5'ou 
9.Get a Servant that ma| 
Trufty and Secret, 
a good Spirit, to attend | 
but never leave him 
10. Lailly, when you 
ended the Work, be J si^a? 
and Generous, Chari( 
to the Poor, publick S 
ted, and return your 
bute of Thanks to 
Great and moft MeiBi^h'^ 
God, the Giver of all \ 

VlLTake mineral C 
Silver three pounds fh 
neither of Lead nor 
and caufe an tarthen 
to be made, well bu 
the hrit rime: glaze 
over except the bot 
the which anoint with 
Greafe, and it will 
Glaze. This is done, 
the Earth of the Qi-iick 
ver may fink to the bol kk 
of the Pot, which it ^^^p, 
not do, being glazed, 
become Earth again. 




;k Pif 


k\i J 
}i\[ i! 


k 1 



K A L I D. 


^he Pot muft be 
good foot long, of 
jiion of an Urinal, 
Pipe in the midil of 
Fornace muft be 
^n purpofe, that the 
ly go in dofe to the 
'the Mouth of the 
j: Set on the Pot a 
eat Cap or Head, 
Receiver J without 
of it, give it a good 
joals, till the Pot be 
fire and very red ; 
^e the fire out quick- 
put in the Quick 
t the Pipe,, and then 
much halt as you 
)p it clofe with Lute. 

Then will the Quick 

ly the heat and force 

J both Break and 

a part thereof you 

|e in the Water, as it 

few drof)S ; and a 

ijiUilick to the bot- 

[f the Pot in black 

Now let the Pot 

fithin the Fornace, as 

i.en open it, and you 

Ind the Qi.iick Silver 

I Blackj which you 

ikeout,and wnlTi ve- 

cl i\and the Pet alfo. 

X. As for tfee Water 
which does diftil out, put 
it a fide, or caft it away, 
for it is nothing worth, be- 
caufe it is all Flegm. Set 
the Pot into the Fomace 
again, and make it red hot; 
put in the Quick Silver lute 
well the Pipe,and do as you 
did the firft time, and do 
this (o often^, untii the Mer- 
cury becomes no more 
black, which will be in 
ten or eleven times. 

XL Then take it out, and 
you fhall find the Mercury 
to be without Flegm, but 
joyned with Earth,, of 
which two Qualities it muft 
be freed, being Enemies to 
Nature h thus che Quicksil- 
ver will remain pure, in co- 
lor Cxleftial like to Azure, 
which you may know by 
this fign, 'viz. Take a piece 
of Iron, heat it red hot, and 
quench it in this Mercury^ 
and it will become foft and 
white, like Luna. 

Xll. Then put the Mer- 
cury into a Retort of Glafs, 
between two Cups, fo that 
it touches neither bottom 




nor fides of the Cups^ and 
make a good fire under it, 
and lay Embers on the top, 
the better to keep the heat 
of the fire > and in Forty 
hours the Mercury will 
DiiJil into a llimy Water 
(hanging together) which 
will neither wet your 
Handsjttor any other thing, 
but Metals only. 

Xllf. This is the true 
'Aqm Vitie of the Philofb- 
phers; the true Spirit fo 
many have fought for, and 
which has been defired of 
all Wife Men, which is cal- 
led the Effence^ ^intejfence^ 
Towers^ Spirit^ Suhfiance, 
Water ^ and Mixture of Mer- 
eury^ and by many other 
the like Names^ without 
llrange things, and without 
offence to any Man. 

XIV. Save well this pre- 
cious Liquor or Water, ob- 
fcured by all ^Philofophers, 
for without it you can 'do 
no good of perfed Work : 
Let all other things go, and 
keep this only ; for ,any 
one that ikt^s this Water, if 
he i;!as any Praftice or 
Knowled^e^ wiilhold to ir^ 

for it is Precious and 
a Treafure. 

XV. Now rcft< 

make the Soul^ which 
perfeftion of the Re4 
out which you can" 
make Sol nor Luna^. 
fhall be Pure and ] 
With this Spirit yoi 
make things Apparei 
Fair, yea, molt Tru 
Perfect; all Philo 
affirm that the Soul 
pi^eferves the Bcdy^ 
it Perfed as long as it 



I pure 



t'jk i 

XVL Our Body 
have a Soul^ ether' 
would neither mov! 
work; for which 
you muft confider 
derftand, that all Met 
compounded of 
and Sulphur, Mattd 
Form ; Mercury is th(| 
ter^and Sulphur is the 
According to the p! 
of* Mercury and Sul 
fuch is the Influeni 

XVIL Thus Sol 
gendred of moft pi 
Mercury, and a pi 





II. Thence it is that 
iis more pure than 
sr five Metals^ which 
p^ of cleanfing ; be- 
infed, they need but 
the pare Sulphur^ 
kC help of Sol and 

Sulphur is the Form 
and Luna^ and the 
Vletals ; their other 
ije grols matters of 

and Mercury. 



feband-Men know 
imes more than we 
peyv/henthsy reap 
prn growing on the 
gather ^ic with the 
indEars: The Straw 
Tsare the Matter^ 
'Corn or Grain is 
mor Soul. 

Nov/ when they 
IT Corn^ then they 
■ the Matter_, wWch 
raw and the Chaff, 
Pprn or Grai?}^ which 
^rm or Soul: So if 

we will reap Sol or Lum^ 
we muft u(e their Form or 
SohI^ and not the Matter. 

XXI. The Form or Sou! 
is made by Gods help, after 
this manner. You muft 
make a good Sublimate^ 
that is feven times fublim- 
ed^ the laft time of the {c- 
ven you muft fiiblime it 
with Cinnaber without Vi- 
triol^ and it will be a cer- 
tain Qiinteffence of the 
Sulphur of that Antimony, 

XXII. When this isdone^ 
take of the fineft Sol one 
Ounce, or of the fineft Lu- 
na as much, file it very dnOj 
or elle take leaf Gold or 
Silver ; then take of the a- 
forelaid Sublimate four 
Ounces; fublimethem to- 
gether for the fpace of Six- 
teen hours ; then let it cool 
againj and mix them all to- 
gether, and fiiblime again : 
Do this four times_, and the 
fourth time J it will have a 
certain Rundie^, like nnto 
the Matter of the White 
Ro(c^ tranfparent and nioft 
clear as any Orient Pearlj 
weighing about five Ounces. 



S A L M O N'S 

XXIIL The fublimate 
will ftick to the brims and 
fides of the Veffel, and in 
the bottom it will be like 
good black Pitch, which is 
the Corruption of Sol and 

XXIV. Take the Run- 
die aforeftid^ and diffolve 
it in moft ftrong Spirit of 
Vinegar^two or three times^ 
by puting it into an Uri- 
nal, and feting it in B. 
M. for the (pace of 
three daies^ every time 
pouring it into new Spirit 
of Vinegar J as at the firft^ 
till it be quite diffolved : 
Then diftill it by a filter, 
and (avc that which re- 
mains in the Pof ^ for it is 
good to whiten Brais. 

XXV. That which paiT- 
ed the filter with the Vine- 
gar^ fet upon hot Afhes, 
and evaporate the Moi- 
ftiire and Spirit ot Vinegar 
with a foft fire^ and fct it 
intheSun^ and it will be- 
come mod WbiteyWkc unto 
White Starch ; or Red if 
you work with Sol; which 
are the Formpx Soul or Sid- 
fhur oi Lund and Sol^ and 

will weigh a quarter 
Ounce^ rather men 
lels, lave that well 

XXVL Take an 
half a foot highj am 
of the firm bodj 
Ounces; of the Sj 
Sulphur of Sol or 
a quarter of an ( 
and of the Spirit 
Ounces: Put all of 
into the Urinal^ and 
its head or Cover, \ 
Receiver well clofi 
Luted. Diftil the 
from it, with a mo 
Fire, and there will 
off the firft time, 
three Ounces. 





XXVII. Put the \ 

on again, without n 
the Urinal, and difti 
gain, until no more 
will diltil, which do 
times, and then everj 
will he firm. Then 
lame Urinal in Horfe 
feven days, and by t 
rue and fubtiky of th 
it will be converte( 

XXVIIL Diftil 01 

this water, with ftri 









Wax, ana 

to which put o 

Medicine i ounce: 

thefe upon Mercu- 

any other Metal 

d,andit willbe moft 

or Luna^ to all 

ts and Afiays. Thus 

ended this procefs, 

:h^ if you have any 

J or judgment, and 

how to follow the 

you may finifli 

ipleat itin^odays. 


IX. An Appendix teach- 

to make Aurum Fo- 

llake Sal Armoniack, 

LID. 3^3 

Sal Nitre^ ana i pound: 
beat them together^ and 
make thereof an AR : Then 
take of the moft fine Sol 
q. V. in thin leaves, and cut 
into very fmall pieces,which 
roul into very thin Rowls, 
and put them into an Uri- 
nalj orlikeGlafi, to which 
put the AR, fo much as to 
overtop it the depth of an 

' XXXI. Then nip up the 
Gla% and put it to putre- 
fie in Sand, with a gende 
heat, like that of the Sun, 
for 3 or 4 days, in which 
time it will come to diffolu- 
tion ; then break the Glais 
off at the Neck, and pour- 
ing off* the AR. eafilv and 
Isifurely .leave the diliblved 
Sol in the bottom, and re- 
peat this work with frefli 
AR.- 5 or 4 times, and keep 
the firft water, then put on 
a Helme with Lute, and di- 
ftil off in Sand : Being cold 
break the Glafs, and take 
the Sol, and walh it 3 or 4 
times in pure warm wa- 


5 IT 

XXXII. When the 5(?/ is 

dean from the AR, take 

of it J and put it into the 

like Glaffes^ with rectified 

S. V. 2 or ; inchefs above 

it ; put it into putrefaftion 

as before in Sand, Itoping 

the mouth thereof very ciolc 

for ; or 4 days ; then put 

the S. V. out^ which will be' 

all blood red. If any thing 

remains in the Glafs undil- 

folved^ put in more S. Va 


and let it ftand as 
Do this as long as j 
any Tinfture thereii 
^ Aurum Votabik, 

XXXIII. But if| 

would have the Tj 
alone^ diftil ojff the 
with a very gende 
you ftiall find the 
at the bottom of the! 
which you may pro) 
on Luna, 




cap, jS^ 




geb:eii's FORKACi:s, 



GEBER's fornaces 


G E B E R. 


Gebri Jrabis Summa : 
\um oi GEBER ARABS, 

Colleaed and Digeftcd, 


Profeflbr of Phyfick. 

i ^ 


IntroduEiion into the whole Wor\ 

ffeBion and Imfer- 
"eBim of Metalline 
the Subjed of 


It difcourfe ; and 

|*e we treat of things 

Ing and corrupting, 

royingj becaule op- 

fet near to each o- 

re the more mani- 

Imperfed: Minerals, is a 
commixtion of Argent Vi'vz 
and Stilfhtir in due proper- 
tion, by a due and tempe- 
rate decodion in the bow- 
! els of clean, infpiirate^ and 
I fixed Earth,, joyncd with 
'an incorruptible radical hu- 
midity, whereby it is 
brought to a folid, fufible 
fubftancej wirh a conveni- 
Pmt which perfeds ent iiresand made maleable. 




III. But Imperfca Mi- 
nerals arc made of a com- 
mixtion of pure Ardent Five 
and Sulfhur^ without due 
proportion, or a due de 
codiohj in the bowels of 
unclean J not fully infpiffa' 
tcd^ nor fixed Earthy joyn- 
cd with a corrupting humi 
dity, whereby are brought 
forth Metals of a porous 
iubftance, and though fufi- 
ble^ not fufficiendy^ or lb 
perfedly maleable as the o- 

IV. Under the firft defi- 
nition J are concluded, Sol 
and Luna, each according 
CO their perfedion; Under 
the fecond Saturn, Jufner^ 
'Mars, and Venm, each ac- 
cording to their imperfed:i- 
on : in which that which is 
manifeft muft be hidden, 
or taken away, and that 
which is hidden, muft be 
made manifeft and brought 
into operation, which is 
done by preparing them, 
by which, their Superflui- 
ties will be removed, and 
their defects, or huperfedi- 
on fuppiied, and the true 
perfedion inlerted into 

V. But the perfect 
as Sol and Luna^ nee 
of this preparation, 
a preparation thet 
f javcj as may fubd" 
parts, and reducq 
from a Corporalitj 
fixed Spirituality ^ d 
thence may be mac 
ed Spiritual Body, i 
to compleat the Gi 
:?^ir, whether Whin^ 

VI. In both thel 
the White and Red 
there is no other thii 
Argent Vive and Suit 
which one cannot 
be without the otl 
would be a foolifli ai 
thing to think to m; 
Great Elixir or Tjl 
from any thing, in 
it is not, this was nt 
intention of the i 
phers, though they 
many things by ftAii 

VII. And b( 
Mctalick Bodies ai 
pounded of Argent 
Sulphur, pure, or 
by accident, and no! 
in their firlt naturej 
fore by convenient 

JH, For we have con- 

ftthe fubftance of Me- 

Bodies, perfect and 

|ect, to be but one 

ikrgent t^ivc arid ShU 

which are pure and 

before their commix- 

and by conlideration 

sxperience, w« found 

j]|l iorruptioH of Imper- 

faHdies to be by acci- 

;.but that being pre 

tii^id cleanfed from all 

; Superfluities , Cor- 

m, and fugitive \Jn 

[iefs_, we tound them 

mer brightnefs, clear 

and purity, than the 

ally perfect Metals not 

T^, by which confi 

ion we attained to the 

tionof this Science. 

, The Imperfect Bo- 
laye accidentally Su- 
ms HumiJiticr^ and a 
iHihk Sulphur eity J with 
fHarjf Blacknefs in them 
ornipting them ; to- 
,r with 4^ Ur,fkan^ F^t* 

E B Jb K. ^yf 

culenty Comhufiihle, and very 
grofs Earthinefsy impcdeing 
Ingrefs and Fufwn : There- 
fore it behoves us with arti- 
ficial fire, by the help of 
purified Salts and Vinegars^ 
to remove iuperfluousr acci- 
dents, that the only radical 
fubftance of Argent Fii/e and 
Sulphur , may remain ; 
which may indeed be done 
by various ways and me- 
thods, according as the £/?- 
xir requires. 

X. The general way: of 
preparation is this. i. With 
fire proportional, the whole 

fuperfluous andCormpt humi- 
dity in its cfTence muft be e- 
levated : and the fubtiland 
bHYning SulfhurMty removed j 
and this by Cakinatiem 
2. The whole Corruptjub- 
ftance of their fupeffluon^ 
hurn'mg humidity and ^/<«c4- 
nejs^ remaining in xh€xvx;dx^ 
mull be corroded withthd 
following cleanfed Salts arid 
Vioegars, till the Calx h6 
IVhite or kU faccording to 
the nature of the body)ahd 
is made clean^ and pure 
from all Superfluity and 
Corruption: Thefe Cdxes 
are cleanfed with the faid 
^ Salts 


Salts and vinegars, by 
grinding , imbibing and 
waftiing. ;. The, whole 
mckan Earthinefs^ and Com- 
huftible^grofs FacHlency^mv& 
be taken away with the 
aforefaid things, not having 
Metallick Fufion, by com- 
mixing and grinding them 
together with the aforefaid 
Cah , depurated in the 
aforefaid manner : For 
thefe in the Fufion or 
Redu<5lion of the Calx, will 
remain with themfelves the 
laid uncleanneft and grols 
Earthinels , the Body re- 
maining pure. 


own kind, which, augt 
the Colour^ Fixion WA 
Vurity andFuftoHy witli 
other things appertainii 
the true Elixir. 

XIL The Salts and \| 
gars for this work are 
prepared and cleanfed. 
won Salt, and Salt Get 
alfo Sal Alcali, and S\ 
'vtr^ are cleanfed by 
ing them J and then Ci 
them into hot water M 
Diflblved, which Soli 
being Fikred is to be 
gulated by a gentle 
then to be Calcined 
Day and a Night in a] 
derate fire , and fo 
for ufe. 

XIIT, Sal ArmonidcX 
cleanfed , by Grindii 

XL Being thus cleanfed. 
It is Meliorated thus. Firft, 
This Purged and Reduced 
Body is again Calcined by 
Fire, with the Salts as afore- 
faid. Secondly, Then with with a preparation of 
fuch of thefe as are Solutive, mon Salt cleanfed, and 
it mufl: be Diffolved. For i lubliming it in an higF 
this Water is Our Stone, and dy and Head, till it aft 
Argent Vive of Argent Vive, | all pure ; then diflbln 
SLndSulphnr of Sulphur, ab- in a Porphyrie in the 
ftraded from the Spiritual j Air, if you would ha 
Ifeody, and fubtilized or at- 
tenuated ; which r is Melio- 
rated,by confirming the E- 
kmental Virtues in it, with 
©cher prepared things of its 

m a water, or othei 
keeping the fublimate 
Glafi clofe ftopt for uf 

XIV. Rock Alums 

1,^ XXXVII; 

\im , or other 

G E B E R. 




eanfed^ by putting 
in an Akmhick^ and 
(Sing their whole Hu- 
y^ which is of great 
!this Art. The Re- 
maining in the Bot- 
»Piflbke on a Porphy« 
'^ ri a moift place^ or in 
fj and tlien again 
la , and keep it for 





/. Vitriol of all kinds 
anfed, by diffolving ig 
ire Vinegar, then Di- 
g and Coagulating, 
rft abftract its Humi- 
over a gentle fire : the 
Calcine^ and DiiTolve 
lifiium^ov in their own 
^p, filtrej and Coagulate 
'you pleafejthe water J 
keep it for ufe. 

^'l^. VL Vinegars of what 
or how acute and 
foever, are cleanied 
|ibtilization ^ and their 
^sand Effects are Me 
.ed by Diftillation. 
thefe Salts and Vi- 
rs, the imperfect Bo- 
may be prepared, pu- 
l, meliorated and fob- 
d, by the help of the 



Fire. Glajs and Borax are 
pure, and need no prepara- 

XVII. Out of the Me- 
talline Bodies we compofe 
the Great Elixir^ making 
One fobftance of many , 
yet fo permanently fixed^ 
that the ftrongeft or great- 
eft force of Fire cannot 
hurt it y or make it flie 
away, which will mix with 
Metals in Flux, and flow 
with them^ and enter into 
them J and be permixed 
with the fixed fubftance 
which is in them, and be 
fixed with that in them 
which, is incombuftible ; 
receiving no hurt by any 
thing which Gold and Sil- 
ver cannot be hurt by. 

XVIII. Hence we de- 
fine Our Stone, to be age,- 
ne rating or Fruitful Spirit 
and Living-water, which 
we name the Dry water ^ by 
Natural proportion clean- 
fed and United with fuch 
Union, that its principles 
can never be leparated one 
from another; to which 
two muft be added, a third, 
(for ftiortning the workj 

Z z and 


<'A L M O N 'S 

and that Is om of the per- 
fect Bodies attenuated, or 


XiX. The generating or 
Fruitful Spirit J is White in 
Occulto^ and Red and Black 
on either fide, in the Magi- 
ftery of this work : but in 
Manifefio ^ on iboth (ides 
tending to Rednefi. And 
becaufe the Earthy parts a re 
throughly and in their leaft 
particles United with the 

Airy , Watery, and . 
fo that in Refolutioi 
one of them can be 
rated, but each with ai 
every one is diffolvei 
reafon of the ftrong _ 
which they have wid 
other in their (aid leal 
tides , the CompofitA 
made one folid, unl 
fubftance^ the fame ii 
ture , Properties y an( 
other relpeds as tl 


Of the Alchymie of SulphUr. 


Sulphur is a Fatnefi of 
the Earthj thickened 
by a temperate Decodlon 
in the Mines of the Earth, 
ut^il It be hardened and 
rnade dry^ homogeneal ^ 
and of an Uniform fub- 
llance as to its parts. It 
cannot be Calcined, (with- 
out great indulby J) but with 
much Ids of its liibrtance^ ; 
nor can it be fixed unlefs it 
be firft Calcined : but it may 
be niiKcd, and its tiight in 

fome meafure hindre 
its Adudion repreiTedl 
,fb the more eafily 

n. By Smphur aloC( 
thing can be done 
work from it alone 
be perre(9:ed, the Maj 
would be prolonged 
to defperation : but 
its Compere \Arfem\ 
the White, and 
for the Red] a Tif( 



'(.Jjjle, which gives com- 
"^ eight to every of the 
.^•s, cleanfes and cyalts 

*'^'" : and it is perfected 
. -«ur Magiftery,wichoiit 
•^'^■lit performs to us none 
r 'ft^ things^ but either 

'^'■Sis or blackens. 

H m He who knows how 
''^jftmmix and Unite it a- 
^)TOy with Bodies^ knows 
•^>i§3fthe greateft Secrets 
aturcj and one way 
rfeAion : for there are 
r ways to that Elixir 
indure. Whatfoever 
isCalcin'd with it re- 
; weight: Copfer from 
(Simes the likenels of 
Mircury fiiblimed with 
:comes Cm»ahar. All 
'■ IJeSj except Sd and Ju- 
"J, are eafily Calcm'd 
itj but Sol moil diffi- 

jf*. The lefs Humidity 
body has, the eafier it 
^alcin*d with Sulphur \ it 
Tninates every body^ be- 
[k/\t is Light, ^/^w, or 
and Tindure. It is 
■cultly Diffclved^ be- 
lie of its deficiency of 
fne parts, but abounding, 

E B E R. 54r 

with Oleaginous. It is eafi- 
ly fubfimed becaufe of its 
Spirit y but if it be mixed 
with f^enw, and United to 
it, it makes a wonderful Vi^ 
olec Colour. 

V. That Sulphur is a Fat^ 
nefi of the Earth appears 
from its eafie Liquefadronj 
and Inflamability , for no- 
thing is inflamed but 
what is Oleaginous, or 
melts eafily by Heat, but 
what has fuch a Nature ; 

yet has it a perfeding mid- "^ 
die Nature in it ; but this 
middle fubftance, is not the 
cauie of the perfediofi. of 
Bodies, ox of Argent Vive^ 
unleisit be hxcd ; 'Tis true, 
its not eafvly made to fly , 
[this he means doubtlefs of 
its Spirit or Oyl ; j yet it is 
not perfectly fixed : from 
whence it is evident, that 
Sulphur is not the whole 
perfection of the Magiilery, 
but only a part thereof. 

VI. SulpJjur commixed 
with Bodies, burns. Tome 
more, others lefsi and ibme 
refift its combultion, and 
fome noti by which may 
be known the diifei cncc be- 

Z 3 tween 


S A L M O N'S 


tween thofe Bodies which 
are wanting in perfeaion> 
tho' prepared for the great 
work. Sol is not eafily to 
be burned by Sulphur : The 
next to this is Jupiter^ then 

from the 



VIL Ain> from what Ra 
dix the imperfect Body pro 
ceeded or was generated^ 
it appears from the diver- 
fity of Colours after Com - 
buftion ; Thus Luna obtains 
a black mixt with hzurciju- 
ftter, a black mixt with a lit- 
tle Rednefs : Saturn a dull 
black, with much Rednefs 
and a Livid Colour : Venasj 
a black with a Livid ; if it 
be much burnt ^ if but a 
little » a pleafant Violet : 
Mars^ a black dull Colour. 
But if Sulphur be com mixt 
with Sol^ he obtains an In- 
tenfe Citrine Colour. 

Vlir. Sol and Luna Cal- 
cin'd with Sulphur^ being 
reduced , return into the 
Nature of their own pro- 
per BodieSf Jufittr^ Cal- 

cin'd and reduced, n 
its greater part : Satm\ 
fometimes a greater, 
times'a leffer partdef 
ed. But Saturn and 
ter are both prefervecf 
a right and gentle R( 
on, yet they rather t€ 
another Body than 
own , as Saturn into 
Coloured[i^g^«/^ of 
ttmonj^ Jupiter into a t'l 
Coloured [^Regulmoi 
timony. Venus is dimit 
in tfie Impreffions of] 
in her reduction^ but 
al ponderous, augm( 
in weight , foft , of 
Citrine Colour^ partaki^ 
blacknefi ; And Ma 
more diminifhed ipl 
I m predion of the Fire^l 
Ventis ; by which thinj 
found out, the Natul 
all Bodies that are 

IX. The Preparatic7> 
Sulphur. I. Take the 
Green Sulphur Five-, Gr. 
to aftihtil Poucler, Boy I in 
a Lixivium ofVot-AJhes'-nl 
^tcklime^ gathering frontk 
Superficies tts Oylinefsy t tt 
appears to he clear* Stt-ht 
whole with a Sticky and »»* 

2. Take of this frepa 

^%i;bite Sulfbar '^ Scales ef 

Calcin'*d to Ridnefs \ 

i'Alt^rn well Calcind^ ana 

found , Common Salt 



\ared, Half a Pound : 
orate all thefe 'well 
\tdmg them together with 
tgar^ that the vfhole may 
Uc[uid^ which then hoil^ 

G E B E R; >4 J 

a fine Vcuder^ which fut into 
an Aludel of a Foot and half 
highy with a large Ciher't and 
let the Cover of the Alemhick 
have a broad Zene or Girdle, 
for Confervation of the Sfirits 
elevated jhenfuhlime according 
to Art: the light "Flos which 
adheres to the fides of the Akw* 
hick , caft away ^ for it is 
comhttftihe^ defiled ^and defiling. 
But the clofe , company sr 
denfe Matter fuhlimed in the 
Zone^ fut by it felf into a 
Phialy and DecoB it upon an 
Ajh Heat , fo long till its 
Combuftible Humidity be 
exterminated^ then keep it in 
a clean Vejftlfor ttfe : Note, 
that Sulphur aLndArfenkk^fah- 
limed from the Calx of 
Copper, are more whiten- 
ringitiili it be all very led , than when fublimed 
k: then dry and grind to \ from the Calx of Iron, 



Of the Alchymie of Arfenicl^ 

A Rfenick, is alio a fat- 
jljL nefi of the Earthy 
is afore declared of Sul- 
lUr, having an infiamable 

(ubftance^and a fubtil matter 
like to Sulphur; but it is diver- 
fified from Sulphur in this, 
viz,. That it is eafily made a 
Z J Tin-, 


Tincture of Whitenefs, but 
of Rdnefs with great diffi- 
culty; whereas Sulphur is 
eafily made a Tincture of 
Rednefs, butofWhitenefs, 
moft difficultly. 

IV. ^caufe in Atj 
the Radix of its Miners 
the action of Nature,] 
many inflamable parts J 
II. Of Arfenich^ there is a refblved, therefore the 

Citrin© and a Red^ which of its reparation is ealie^j 

are profitable in this art, being the Tincture! 

but the other kinds not fo : Whitenefs, as Sulphur 

Arfinick is fixed as Suiphur^, Rednels, 

but the fublimation of ei- 

Chapter, at Sect ^. 
be underftood here. - 

ther is beft from the Calx 
of Metals : But neither Sul- 
phur nor Arfenick^ are the 
perfective matter of this 
Workj they not being corn- 
pleat to perfection^ though 
they may be a help to per- 
fection^ as they may be u- 
fed. The beft kinds of 
Arfenick, ate the Sciffiie, 
^heLucid^ andSc^ly,. 

III. This Mineral alfo 
( like as Sulphur ) has a 
perfecting middle Nature in 
Ity which yet is not the 
<Z3.\iiQ of the, perfection ot 
Bodies, or of Argent Vi've \ 
unlefs it be fixed > but be- 
ing fixed^ this Spirit is an 
agent of the White Tin- 
cture : What we have faid 

v. To frefare ArJ^ 
Being beaten into fine 
der, it muft be boilc 
Vinegar, and all its 
(tible fatnefs extracted 
Sulphur, Chap. 58. 
Then take of the fn 
ArferJck, Copper calcifrd^ I 
one Fcufid : Alum caicl 
common Salt prepared^ 
half a Pcund : Hai 
groufjd them v^gll to£kt 
meijhn the mixture 
Sfirit of Vinegar^ that it 
ht hquiJj and boil the f^ 
as yoH did in the Sutpii 
Then [uhlime it in an Ati 
With an Akmhick^ &i 
heightb of one foot : 'wl 
cejjds W-hite, denfe^ dled^ 
Incid^ gather and keep it] ! 
fufficitntlj frepdred) fM 

of Sulphur in th« former ufeofthWork 

Idcxix. g e b e r 

p)r thus : Take.ofArfe- 
if fared h^ bailing ^filing 


oer^ ana one Pound, 
ii Salty half aVound: 
:alcined four Ounces ; 
hem exaBly with Spi- 
\Vinegar, then moifien 
f hf licjuid, and fiir 
w a firt till the whole 
lened : Again, Imbihe 
yfiirnng ai bef^re^ do 
bird time, thenfublime 
t dire^ed, 

'^^Ml'To fix Arfenick and 
They are fixed 
-»ays, viz,. I. By nia- 
Snblimacions. 2. By 
'^'' (tationof them fubli- 
■#lt;o heat, Ihe fir/l 
Reiterate thetr Subh- 
t in the VejJ'el Aludel^ 
rtmaip fixed. This 
on is made by two 
(, with their two 
or Covers in the 
g order* that you 
lever ceafe from the 
tof Sublimation, until 
'.tre fixed them.There- 
3 foon as they have 
led into one VelTel, 
lem into the other , 
:*4c> continually, ne- 
tflfering thern long to 
adhering to the fides 

of either Veflel, but con- 
ftantly keep them in the 
elevation ot lire, till they 
C«a(e to fublimc. 

VIII. The fecond way4, 
This is by praecipitating it 
fublimed into heat, that it 
may conftantly abide there- 
in, until it be fixed : and 
this is done by a long glafs 
Veflclj the bottom of it 
(made of Earth not of 
Glaft) becaufe that would 
crack; muft be artificially 
joyncd with good luting^ 
and the afcending matter^ 
when it adheres to the fides 
of the Veffel, muft with a 
Spatula of Iron, or Stone, 
be put down to the heat of 
the bottom, and this pre-^ 
cipitation repeated, till th# 
whole be fixed. 

IX. To fubliyne Arfenickn 
Take Arfenick^ filings of Ve- 
nus ana one found ^ Common 
Salt half a Found: Alum 
Calcindfour Ounces^ mortifie 
with Vinegar, fiirring over a, 
fire till all he black : Again, 
Imbibe and dry., (lirring m he- 
fore , which repeat ag.^m ; then 
fublrme. and it will bi profita- 



S A L M O N'S 


Of the Alchymie of the MarchafiteJi 

I./T^HE Marchafitc is 
. ^ fublimed two ways^ 
1. Without Ignition. 2. With 
Ignition^ bccaule it has a 
two-fold fubftancCj^iss. One 
pure Sulfhur, and Argent 
Vive mortified. The firft 
is profitable as Sulphur ; the 
fecond as Argent Vive mor- 
tified, and moderately pre 
pared. Therefore we take 
in this laft, becaule by it 
we are exculed from the 
former Argent Vive ^ and the 
febour of mortifying it. 

II. The intire way of the 
fiiblimation of this Mineral 
fs, by grinding it to ponder^ 
and putting it into znAludel^ 
fubliraing its Sulphur with- 
out Ignition i always and 
very often removing what 
is fublimed. Tbea .aug- 
ment the force of jtfie fire 
into Ignition of the AludtU 

The firfl- fublimatioj 
be made in a Veflel 
limation, and fo lot 
nued, till the SulphiS 
parated > the procef 
fucceffively and 
continued, until it ij 
feft that it has lol 

III. Which may be| 
thus ; When its wl 
phur 111 all be fublimJ 
will fee the colour I 
changed into a mc 
WhitCj mixt with 
clear, plealant^ anc 
ftine colour : Alfo yl 
know it thus : Becail 
has any Sulphur in i( 
burn and flame lil 
phur ; but what fhal 
condly fublimed aft| 
fiiblimate, will neii 
inflamed , nor flid 
properties of SulpfHJ 

:/mt Five mortified, in 
iteration of fublima- 

G E B E R. 


r You muft get a fo- 

, ftrong, well baked 

U^fipn Veirel, about three 

' jighj but in breadth 

CiHcally no more than 

[f^ r^and may commodi- 

fejj enter: The bottom 

(qL iVeffel, (which muft 

Sijrf ye fo that it may be 

pjQjj ited and conjoyned, 

2P(j 36 made after the form 

ijijit jbin wooden Diftij but 

^j5 1j idcep, *viz,. from its 

to the bottom about 

lor eight Inches > from 

^j^Ij lace^ or mo\^eable bot 

:;5\„1 o the head, the Veflel 

iiiblio 'be very thickly and 

L J [the head of the Vef- 
'^^jj} »ft be fitted an Alem- 
^j jj iwith a wide Beak or 
(ifo I Joyn the bottom to 
jjj liddle, witli good te- 
^^jj, iis lute ("the Marcha- 
^ j eing within that bot- 
j^Jl [then fet on the Alem- 
^^^^ ,and place it in a For- 
,|j, i where you may give 
j j-ng fire, as for the fu- 
jjlf Silver or Copper. 



V. The top of the For- 
nace muft be fixed with a 
flat Hoop, or Ring of Iron, 
having a hole in its middle, 
fitted to the greatnefs of the 
Veflel, that the Veflel may 
ftand faft within it ; Then 
lute the junctures in the cir- 
cuit of the VelTel and the 
Fornace, left the fire paf 
fing out there, fhould hin- 
der the adhercncy of the 
fubliming flowers, leaving 
only four Cnall holes, which 
may be opened or fhut in 
the flat Ring or Hoopafore- 
faidj through which Coals 
may be put in round about 
the fides of the Fornace : 
Likewife four other holes 
muft be left under them_, 
and between their fpaccs 
for the putting in of Coals, 
and fix or eight leflTer holes^ 
proportionate to the mag- 
nitude of ones little finger, 
which muft never be Ihut, 
that thereby the fire may 
burn clear: Let thefe holes 
be juft below the jundure 
of the Fornace, with the 
(aid Iron Hoop, 

VI. That Fornace is of 
great heat, the fides of 



S A LM O N 'S 

which are to the height of 
two Cublts_j and in the midft 
whereof is a Round, Gratc^ 
or Wheel filled full of very 
many fmall holes clofe to- 
gether, (wide below or un- 
derneath, but fmall above, 
or in the fuperior partj)and 
ftrongly annexed to the 
Fornace by luting, that the 
Aflies or Coals may the 
more freely fall away from 
them, and the faid Grate 
be continually open for the 
more free reception of the 
air, which mightily aug- 
ments the heat of the fire. 

VIL TheVeffelisofthe 
aforefaid length , that the 
Fumes afcending may find 
a cool place and adhere to 
tt^e fides? other wife was it 
fiiorc , the whole Velfels 
would be almoft of aneqaal 
hsat, whereby the fubli- 
matc would fiv away, and 
be loft. !t is^ alfo Glafed 
well within, that the Fumes 
may not peirce its Pores and 
fo be loft ; but the Bottom 
which ftands in the Fire is 
not to be Glazed, for that 
the Fire would melt it ; nor 
vinglazed would the matter 
go through it, for that the 

Fire makes it rather 

VIIL Now let youj| 
be continued under i 
VefTel , till yott kno\ 
the whole matter is all 
ed into flowers, wl 
may prove by puttingi 
Rod of Earth well bl 
with a Hole in its 
through a Hole in the ]{ 
about the bignefs ofj 
little Finger^ putting it 
almoft to the middle, 
or nigh the matter 
whence the fublimatc i| 
ed ; and if any tl 
cends and adheres 
Hole in theR.od, the 
matter is not fubiime 
if not, the fublimatj 

IX. That the Ma 
confiftspf Sulphur 
gtnt Vive, it is fuflk 
evident 5 for if it 
into the fire, it is no 
Red-Hot, but it is 
ed and burns : alfo, 
ed with Vtnus J it gj 
the Whirenefs of puif 
ver ; fo alfo if mixej 
Argent Vivet andinij 

:kiur, with a Metalick 


fo frefare the Mar- 


G E B E R. %49 

PPhen that is afcended; take 
off the Head or Alemhick;, 
and having applied another, 

^,.^.... ., augment the Fire, then that 

Take thefne Tender 'whtch has the place of Argent 
Mineral, ffread it m \ Vive Afiends, as we have he- 
ick Qver the Bottom of\ fore declared. 
. 1 r' Aludelj and gather 
'l^ ^hnr with a gentle fire. 



k Akhymie of. Magnefta^ Tntiay and 
other Minerals. 

^HE Sublimation of 

Magntfia and Tutia 

fame with that of 

chafitey for that they 

be lublimed with- 

ition , having the 

ufe, the fame Ope- 

v,and the fame Gene- 

thod : likewife all 

tfcd Bodies^ are fubli- 

the fame orderjwith- 

ly difFerencei except 

[he Bodies of the Me- 

['mft have a more vehe- 

'fire than the Marcha- 

^Magnetia and Tutia : 

there any diyerfty 

in Metaline fublimation 
fave, that fbme need the 
addition ©f fome other (ub- 
ftance to piake them fob- 
lime or rife, 

11. But in the frblima- 
tion of Imperfed: Metaiine 
Bodies^ no great quantity 
of the Body to be fu.blim- 
ed^ niufi: be at once put 
into the bottom of the V'ef- 
fel, becauie much Metaline 
fubflance, holds the parts 
fafter^ and hinders the fiib- 
liming : alfo the bottom of 
the lublimatory iliiould be 




flat, not Concave, that the 
Body equally and thinly 
Ipread upon the bottom, 
may the more eafily lii- 
blime in all its parts. 

III. Such Bodies as need 
the admixtion of other fiib- 
ftances, are Venm and Mars^ 
by reafon of the flow- 
nels of their fufion : Venus 
needs Tutia ; and Mars 
Arfenick ^ and with thefe 
they are eafily fiiblimed, 
for that' they well agree 
with them. Therefore 
their fublimation is to be 
made as in lutia^ and o- 
ther like things, and to be 
performed in the fame me- 
thod and order , as in the 
former Chapter. 

IV. Now Magnefia has a 
more Turbid and Fixed, 
andjefs inflamable Sulphur, 
and a more Earthy and f^e- 
culent Argent Vme, than the 
Marehaftte ^ and therefore 
the more approximate to 
the Nature of Mars, 

V. But Ttitia is the fume 
of White Bodies ; for the 
Fume of Jupiter and K(g- 
«;// adhering to the fides 



of the Fornaces when 
Metals are wrought, 
the fame thing that 
does : and what a me '^i^ 
Fume does not, w 
the admixtion of Ibt^ 
ther Body, neither wi 
likewife do. 

VI. And by realc 
its fubtilty, it more 
trates che profundity 
Metaline Body, and 
it more than it does it 
Body , and adhears 
in the Examen^ as b 

perience you 
and whatever 


altered by Sulphur 
gent Vive, will alfo 
farily be altered b 
becaufe of their 



it if 
i i 

II C( 





to prepare 
it very finej 



put it into and AlttJt 
by ftrong Ignition, o; 
of vehement fire, cai 
Flowers to afcend o] 
blime, fo is it prepar(| 
ufe. It is alfo diliolvi 
Spirit of Vinegar, b 
been firft Calcin'd, 
it is alfo well prepar 

Ill geber. ^st 

{ an excellent Crocm fk for 
it IS certain^ ufe. 





, Alfo 

py neceffary things 
purpofe, are ex- 
)ni Imperfe<5t Bo- 
:hneed yet afar- 
ration^ asfirftC^- 
lich is thus prepa- 

'afti it in Spirit of 

and feparate it 

more grofi parts 5 

Milk coagulate in 

and it is prepa- 

Sfanilh White^ Tin, 
md Minium, are pre- 
ifter the lame man^ 
diffolving them in 
>f Urine, and then 
ng and coagulating 
lun as before. 

€tdegrife is diffolved 
it of Vinegar, and 
f being gently con- 
with the (bfc heat 
mle fire ; and then 
i^red, and made fit 

IJf Crocus Mart is \i dif- 
n Spirit of Vinegar, 
red: This Red Wa- 
|ig congealed, yields 

XIL ^y^sUfiumprCop" 
percalcind, is to be ground 
to pouder,and wafhed with 
Spirit of Vinegar, after the 
lame manner as we taught 
in th'4 preparation of Ce- 
rule: So in like manner Li- 
tharge of Gold and Silver : 
You may alfo diflblve thefe 
things again, and they will 
be purer : You may alfo ufe 
them either diffolved or 
congealed; this is a pro- 
found Ifiveftigation. 

XIIL Antimony is Calci- 
ned, Diffolved, Filtred , 
Congealed, and ground to 
pouder, and fo it is pre- 

XIV. Cinnahar muft be 
fublimed from Common 
Salt once, and fo it is well 
prepared for ufe. 

XV. The fixation of Mar- 
chafite, Magnefia and Tu^ia, 
You muft after the firftfub- 
limation of them is finifhed, 
caft away their foeces ; and 
then reiterate theii* fublima- 




tion, Co often returning 
what fublimes to that which 
remains below of either of 

them, till they be 
which muft be done i 
per fubliming Veflels! 

CHAP. LXtf- 

Of the Alchymie of Saturn, 

L 'TpO prepare Lead. Set 
jL it in a Fomace of 
Calcination, ftirringit while 
it is in Flux^ with an Iron 
Spatukfiill of Holes^ and 
drawing off the fcuni^ till it 
be converted into a moft 
fine pouder : Sift it, and let 
it in the Fire of Calcinati- 
on, till its fugitive and in- 
flamable fiibftance be abo- 
lilhed : Then take out this 
Red Calx, imbibe, and 
grind it often with Com- 
mon Salt cleanfed. Vitriol 
purified, and moft {harp 
Vinegar, which are the 
things to be ufed for the 
Red'^ but for the White, 
Common Salt, Common 
Alum, and Vinegar. 

11. Your matter muft be 
often imbibed , dryed, and 

I ground, till by the 
oftheaforefaid thini 
uncleannels be tot^ 
moved: Then mix 
therewith^ and cai 
pure body to defc 
defcending (by m« 
vehement heat) tl 
body may be reduc< 

III. Calcine it ^gii 
pure Sal Armonlack^ (i 
do Jupiter) and moft] 
grind and diffdve it' 
WAy afore&id, for 
the water of Argent P^i] 
which we ufe in the 
pofition of the Red 

IV. Lead is 
Body, livid, earthy, 
derous, mute, partik] 

ih'% XLiL G r 

.akefs, refufing the Cine- ' 
1, and Cement, eafily 
.. fible in all its dinien- 
)n with fmall Compref- 
3n and very fufible with- 
it 'gnition. Yet fome 
le iky 3 that Lead in its 
A^iSlaturejis much appro- 
m ed to Gold ; thefe 
of things, not as they 
r 1 themlelves, but ac- 
rtig to fenfo, behig void 
"t^afon, and not con- 
[g the Truth. 

It has much of an 
'/Tubliance^, and there- 
's waftied , apd by a 
tent converted into 
V which it appears, 
wis more affimilated 
perfedt. It is alio by 
ation made Mmum-^ 
^ hanging over -the 
ir ot V inegar ^ it is 
^erufe. And thoit 
/near to perfection, 
f^ our Art, we eafily 
^^. ft 'it into Silver, not 
gitsWeight ifitranf- 
Oii, but acquiring a 
j^eighr, which ic ob- 
y our xVIaeiiiry. It 
^hp Try af of Silver 
Cupel ^ .as we ihall 
»> ihew. 







VI. It differs not from 
7/w,after repeating its Calci- 
nationtothe redudion there- 
of, lave, that it has a more 
uncleaniubftance commixed 
of a more grofe Sulphur, 
and Argent Vive, the' Sul- 
phur being more burning 
and adhasfive to the Argent 
Vive. It has a greater Ear- 
thy Farculancy than Jupiter' 
which appears by wafhing 
of it With Argent Vive; 
and more Farculency comes 
from it by wafhing than, 
from Jupiter y and its fir ft 
Calcination is eafier per-' 
formed than in Tin , be- 
caufe of its Earthinefs : and 
becaale its foulnels is nof 
reftified as in Jupiter /by i 
repeated Calcinations; it is^ 
a fign of -greater impurity 
in its pi-inciples^ and in ics 
own Nature. ' •••n'3 

VTT. Its Sulphur isnot^fe-- 
para ted from it in fume, but' 
is of a Citrine Colour^ of 
much Ydlo\vneis, the like 
of which- is remaining be- 
low ac the bottom, whicli 
lliews tha-t it has much of a 
Combuftible ■ Sulphur in ic, 
and becaufe the Odour or 
A 01 %t 


Sulphureity is not removed 
from it in a ftiort time, it 
fliews that it approaches to 
the Nature of fixed Sul- 
phur ^ and is Uniformly 
commixed with the fub- 
ftance of Argent Vive. 
Therefore when the fume 
afcendSj it afcends with the 
Sulphur not burning, whofe 
property is to create Citri 

^ VIII. And that the quan 
tity of its not burning Sul 
phur is more than in Tin, 
appears for that its whole 
Colour is changed into Ci- 
trinity^ in Calcination, but 
of T/» into White : Whence 
the caufe appear why Ju- 
fiter in Calcination is more 
eafily changed into a hard 
Body than Saturn : the burn- 
ing Sulphureity being more 
cafily removed from Jupi 
ter than Saturn^ one of the 
caufes of its foftnefs is re- 
moved 5 whence ( being 
Calcined^ it necelTarily fol- 
lows it muft be hardened : 
but Saturn , becaufe it has 
both the cauies of foftneft 
flrongly conjoyned , viz,, 
much burning Sulphur and 
much Argent Vive, it is not 
tefily hardened. 

IX. Bodies having 
.Urgent Vive, have 
jf Extenfion^ but 
have litde Argent 
have little Extenhon. 
Jupiter is more cafih 
lubtily extended thai 
^urn, Saturn more 
rhan Venm, Venm 
cafily than Mars, 
more fubtily than 
\nd Sol more fubtih 

X. The Caufe of 
ration or hardening is 
Argent Vive, or fixj 
phuri but the caufe 
nefi is Oppofite. TW 
of Fufion is alio t\ 
to wit, of Sulphur not 
and Argent Vive of 
kind foever ; Sulphi 
fixed is neceflarily 
of Fufion without li 
This is evident in An 
for projeded on Bod( 
pcuh to he Fufed^ it 
them of eafie Fufiony\ 
out Ignition: andth^ 
of Fufion with Jgni 
fixed Argent Vive. 
Impediment of Fufa 
ed Sulphur. 


From hence it ap 

. That feeing Bodies 

ateft perfection, con 

5 greated quantity of 

Five : Thofe Imper- 

^ bdiei holding more of 

^^^l ^Vive, muft needs be 
approximate to the 
t ^ whence it follows, 
lodies of much Sul 

J ty, are Bodies of 


From hence it is e 

. that Jupur is near 

\f^fe^^ leeingitpar- 

;s more of FerfeBicn^ 

kmn lefs ; Venus yet 

^ W Mars leaft of all, 

bto the Medicines, 

»ting them, it is 

I that Venm is the moll 

ill? hQ of Medicine j 

ifi, Jupt^r yet lefs ; 


atcd in \t% profundity, and 
equalized in its fubftance; 
but the other hardned, and 
its occult parts infpiffa- 



^ '» Thus according to 
ji! erfity of Bodies, di- 
\^i» of Medicines are 
^ut \ A hard Body, 
\ n endure Ignition re' 
t lone. Medicine \ but 
f^ '•, that abides not Ig- 
atiother^ that one 
* foftricd and attenu- 

XIV. There are three 
degrees which the Impcr-^ 
fed Bodies, chiefly Saturn 
and Jupttr muft obtain, in 
order to perfedion : Firft, 
Cleannefs, or Brightnefi: 
Secondly , Hardnefs, or 
Denfnefs, with Ignirion in 
riifion. Thirdly^ Fixation^ 
by taking away their fugi- 
tive fubltance* 

XV. They are cleanfed 
{'Viz.. Saturn and Jupiter) in 
A threefold manner : i. By 
Mundifying. 2. By Calci- 
i^ation and Redudion t 
S' By Solution. Firft^ By 
things purifying they are 
cleanfed two ways, either 
by reducing them into a 
Calx, or mto the Nature of 
Bodies: reducing into a 
Calx^ they are purified ei- 
ther by Salts^ or Alum^ or 
Glals: Thus, when the Bo- 
dy is Calcin'd, put upon irs 
Calx^ water of Alums, or 
Salts^ or Glafs mixed with 
It, and reduce it to a Body, 

A a 1 which 



which fo often reiterate till 
they look purely clenn : For 
feeing Alums, Salts^ and 
Glafs, are fuled with ano- 
ther kind of fiifion than Bo- 
dies_, therefore they are ie- 
parated from them, retain- 
ing with themielves the 
earthy fubftance, the purity 
of the Bodies being only 

XVL Or thus. Let Sa- 
turn or Jupiter be filed^ and 
mix therewith Alums, Salts^ 
^nd Glals, and then redu- 
ced into a body, and this 
ib often to be repeated till 
they be well cleanfed: 
I'hey are alio cleanled by 
vv.iy of. Laveraent with 
Ardent Fi'ue,. of which we 
ha" e fpoken before. -^ | 

XVII. The fecond vMy of ^ 
deanjing Saturn and Jupiter, ' 
by Calcmation and Reduction 
with fufficient fire, where- 
by they are freed from a 
twofold corrupting fub- 
ffance, i. One infiamable 
and fugitive. i. Another 
earthy and firculent 5 be- 
caiiie the Fiie ekvates and 
confumes every fugitive fub- 
ftance. And by ledudion 

the lame fire, divides! 
fubftance of earth, wl 
proportion : See SedJ 
5. above. 

j XVIII. Tbethird^ 
cleanfing Saturn and 
by iSi^/w^/^w of their fubl 
and by reduction 
likewiie, which is dii 
from them; for that 
reduced makes thei 
clean, than any oth( 
or kind of preparatiot 
foevcr, except that 
limation, to which 

XIX. Induration, ci 
ning of their joft Ju^ 
This is done with * 
in their Fufion, thu^.| 
Saturn or yufiter tl 
fKince of A^ger/t VA 
Sulphur fixed J or of , 
mull: be mixed in tW 
fundity : Ov, they 
mixed with hard, a| 
fufible things, as tl 
of March i fit e., and: 
for theie are unite< 
and embraced bytl 
harden them 1<?^ th;j 
flow not, till they 
hot. The fame thi 
fo compleated by hi 

Jir. XLII. G E 

'^2 perfe<^ing theni, of 
•ill hereafter. 

J^ Fixation, hy remo'val 

leir fugiti've fithfiance. 

hi is done by calcination 

a e proportional to their 

jnce : In order to 

it I. All their corrup- 

Jiuftive fubftance mult 

t J;apfed from them as 

lid. 2. Then their 

fuperflulty muft be 

Milaway. 3. They mud 

[bilfolved and Reduced, 

^'bifl!>^P^eatly wafhed in a 

\mt of Urgent Vi've. 

s neceffary and pioti- 

si'^'' Saturn is fpecially 

d by a Calcination 

e Acuity of Sah^ and 

it is efpeciallv deal- 

■ as alfb by Marchapte 

Calcine Saturn 

\yf\t\\ common Salt 

^djftirring it continu- 

th an Iron Spatula, 

X)mes to Allies. De- 

for one Natural day_, 

t it be a little Fiery 

lit not much; then 

: with pure clean wa- 

id Calcine it for 5 

»Il it be Red both 

BER. 5n 

within, and without. 1^ 
you would have it to be 

prepared for the White ^ Im- 
bibe it with water of White 
Alum^ and reduce it with 
Oyl of tartar^ or its Salt. 
But if you would have it 
for the Ktd^ Imbibe it with 
the water of Crocus Mart is ^ 
and of Verdigriie^ and re- 
duce it with Salt of Tartar 
as before : This work Rei- 
terate as often as nz^6, re- 

XXII. Ihe, Calcination cf 
Saturn ^w J Jupiter. Let a 
great Telf ( or Calcining 
Pan ) be placed in a For- 
nace, and put Saturn and 
Jupiter into it ^ with as 
much common Salt prepa- 
red, and Roch Alum Cal- 
cined : being in Flux ^ let 
the Metal be continually 
ftirred with an Iron S[»atu- 
la full of holes ^ till the 
whole be reduced to Aj]ies_, 
whiwih fift, and let diem in 
the Fire aeain,'keeping them 
continually Red Fire. Hot till 
the Calx of Jupiter is white%"i- 
ed or that of Jupiter is rubi- 
fied as Minium, 

XXIII. The Re^im&n 

A a 


Saturn and ]n^\tQV for the I'hen put the FeJJel mti 
White, Take Saturn purifi- Matter into a Fornace ofl\ 
ed three Tound. melt or add to 

it clean or funfied Mercury 
tiveloje Pound ^ fiirring the 
v^hole that they may be mixed : 
Ikis mixture put into a Bolt- 
Head of a Foot in Lengthy 
which place in the Athanor 
with a gentle Fre for a week. 
Take purified Jupiter one 
loured y melt and add purified 
Mercury \x^ound\ doing in 
cdl refpeBs as before with Sa- 
turn. In this weeks time you 
will have a Pafte diffolved, 
fie to be Fermented with the 
White Ferment, Thus. 

XXIV. TskQ of the White 
Ferment one Found, of the 
Tafia of Saturn tv^o Pounds, 
of the Fafie, ^Jupiter three 
Founds : Thefie being dijjolved^ 
mix through their leafi farts ^ 
And fet in putrefaction, ( in a 
moderate Fire, like as in dif 
jolutw?} ) for fevrn dates : 
Then take them out well mix- 
ed and Strain or Squeezes their 
more Liquid p-arts through a 
Cloth : The thick Matter re- 

tion for twelve dates, 
dune, take it forth, and 
it with things reducit 
will you find that whicH 
Anceftorsfound notwii)ur 
great Study, ^iz*. TheJe 
nerated, generating. F)vi 
this upon the Cineritiuo 
Cupel with Lead , and fo 
will find the Body pc'c^ 
in Whitenefs , perpeii 
generating its like. 

maining , put into a Glafs , 

Seal it well up, and place it 
in an Athanor /^r the time 
aforejaid. whtch do thrice^ till 
St has Imbibed all the humidity. 


The Regit 
Saturn is alfo compl 
if being prepared am 
folvedj (1 fuppofe he 
in his diffokuive 
made of Nttre and 
it be mixed widi a^ 
part of its Red Fe| 
dilTolved alfo ; and iU 
(lilling off the WaterJ 
Cohobating leven tiriK 
duce it to a Body 
prove it by its Exs 
and you will rejoycel 
bountiful Body wl 

XXVI. White Mei 
Saturn : alfo folar 
/c^r Saturn. Becaufetlj 
dicines^ and the W( 



G E B E R. 

/h(y or altogether the 
im; as for Jupiter --i and 
at n the Chapter of Ju- 
tet/Q have explicitely and 
rgy declared the niatter^ 


we ftiall refer you thithen 
faying no more thereof in 
this place, fee Chap. 43. 
Sea. 16, 17^ 18, 19,20^21. 


The Alchymic of Jupiter. 

^Ofrepare]M\i\ttv. Put 
it into a fit Veffelj 
brnace of Calcination, 
nake a good Fufion, 
rrg the melted Metal 
d m Iron Spatula full of 
drawing ofTtheScum 
fes, and again ftirring 
*y, and thus continu- 
al the whole quantity 
uced to Fouder or 
This Pouder fife ^ 
td ' place it in the Fornace 
;ai in the lame heat of 
reftirring it often, for 
^^.urs, till its whole ac- 
de' al and fuperfiuous hu- 
lid/ isabolillied with all 
scnburtible and corrup- 
ng' ulphur. Then often 
'eilvarti it with common 
ilt;leanfedi and Alum 


purified, and ftiarp Vinegar, 
and dry it in the Sun or Air, 
Grind it again, wafhing and 
drying it ; doing this {o long 
till by the acuity of the Salts, 
Alums, Vinegar, its whole 
humidity, blackneft and un« 
cleanneft is taken away. 
This done , add Glals in 
fine Pouder to it, impafle 
the whole together , and 
with a fufficient Fire make 
it flow in a Crucible with a 
hole in its bottom > fet with- 
in another, fb ivill the pure 
and clean Body defcend, 
the whole Earthy and Fe- 
culent fubftance remaining 
above with the Glafs, Salts, 
and Alums ; in which pure 
Body is an equal and perfect 
proportion Argent Vi'vCy and 
A a 4 White 

S A L M O N'S Lihl 

ur not burning! 

III. j^«/>i^er^ becaufe, 


mite 'Su._ 

Then Calcine this pure 
Body with pure and clean 
Sal Jrmoniack^ till it be in 
weight , equal or therea- 
bout: being well and per- 
fectly Calcined, Grind the 
whole well and long upon 
a Porphyrie^ and fjtit in the 
open Air in a Cold moift 
place; or in aGlaisVeffei 
in a Fornace of Solution, or 
in Horfe-Dung , till the 
whole be diffolved ^ aug- 
menting the Salt if need 
be. This Water ought to 

ceives much whitenefe I 
the Radix- ot its genera 
it whitens all other 
which are not White, \ 
has a fault, that it br^ 
makes brittle all othei 
dies^except Saturn and 
pure Sol: Jupiter ad 
much to Sol and Lum 
therefore does noteafi 
ceede from them in tb 
men or Tryal by the 
The Magiftery of this 
gives it a Tinfcure of 


be^fteemed, for it is what 1 nefs, that fhines in h 
we feek for in the whole. ineftima^ble brightnet 

is hardened and cle 
IL Tin is a Metalligk more eafily than 
Body^ White , Livid , not ! He vvho knows h0\«^^ 
pure'^ and a little founding, j away \is Vice of bfi; 


partaking of little Earthi 

nefs, poifefling in its Root 

harfhnefs, loftnefs, eafinefs 

of Liquefad:ion wkhout Ig- 

nitionViOt abiding, the Cupel 

or Cement^ but extenfible un 

der the Hammer. Therefore 

Jupiter Bodies dimi- 

niihed from perfedion _, is Sulphureousflinkarife 

Vi/ill liiddenly reap tfife 
of his Labour with^li 
ciufe it agrees io we 
56/ and Lun^ ^ am 
never be fcparate^ 

IV. In Calcining 

its Sulphur not fixed 
tho it gives no flam 

in the F.adix of its Nature 
of affinity to Sol and Luna^ 
bur more to Li^;^^, and lelsjit is not fixed^ foe 
%o Svl [flaming is by rea( 

rhe great abundan 



/gent Vive, prefcrv- 

y i)m Combuftion : So 

n Tin is a two-fold 

r^ and a two-fold Ar- 

tve : one Sulphur lefs 

ec fending forth a (link ,• 

her more fixed, be- 

t abides with the Calx 

d Fire and ftinks not. 

G E B E R. 


V there is alfo a twofold 

nee of Argent Vive in 

.3 not fixedj and the 

nc fixed : becaufe it 

. a Crafhing noife be- 

:s Calcination^ but af- 

has been thrice Calci- 

chat Crafhing ceafes^ 

hi I is caufed by its fugi- 

re Argent Vive being 

away. This is evi- 

: n Lead being waili't 

'itt\rgent Vive, and then 

icl d in a very gentle fire , 

)n: part of the Mercury will 

3tTin with the lead^ and 

/illgive to it this ftridor, 

on irting the Lead into Tin» 

■Ml* On the contrary al- 
9'/» may be converted 
■XAad'. For by a mani 
•"epetition of its Calci- 
^at n, and a fire fit for its 
ed^tion^ it is turned into 
^^0 but efpecially when 

by fubtra<aion of Its Sconay 
it is calcin'd with a great 

VII. Now after the re- 
moval of thefe two Sub- 
(iances, viz,. Sulphur^ and 
Argent Vtve from Jufiter^ 
you will find that it is livid, 
and weighty as Lead, yet 
partaking of greater white- 
nefi than Lead^ and there- 
fore more pure c ' vnn Lead : 
In which is the equality of 
fixation^ of the two com- 
pounding things, viz,. Sul- 
^fhur and Argent Vive, but 
not the equality of quan- 
tity, becaufe in the Com- 
mixtion, the Argent Vive^ 
is fuper- eminent. 

VIII. Now if there were 
not in its proper nature a 
greater quantity of Argent 
Vive than oiSnlphur^ Argent 
Vtve would not eafily ad- 
here to it ; For which rea- 
fon it adheres with difficul- 
ty to Venm ; but with much 
greater difficulty to Man^ 
by reafon of the fmall quan- 
tity di Argent Vtve contain- 
ed therein ; the fign of 
which, is the ealle fufion of 
the one, and the difficult 
fufion of the other. IX. 



IX. But the fixation of 
thefe two fubftances re- 
maining, approaches nigh 
to firm fixation, yet is it not 
abfolutely fixed, which is 
evident from the calcinati- 
on of its body, and after 
calcination, the expofing 
the fame to the moft ftrong 
fire ; for by that, divifion 
is not made, but the whole 
lubftance alcends, yet more 
purified, from whence it ap- 
pears, that the burning Sul- 
phur in 7f», is more eafily 
ieparated than that in Lead : 
And that, becaufe its cor- 
rupting Properties are not 
radical , but accidental , 
therefore they are the more 
eafily feparated, and its 
mundification. Induration^ 
and fixation , the more 

X. And becaufe, that af- 
ter Calcination and KeduBion^ 
we found in its fume a Ci- 
trinity, through the great 
force of fire ; we judged, 
that it contained in its body 
much fixed Sulphur: By thele 
Operaiions you may find 
out the Principles ofBodies^ 
and the Properties of Spi- 

XI. AtSc<3:,i4, 
17,18,19,20, 21,22. 
former Chapter, we] 
ftiewn the farther pi 
tions of 7/«, which bJ 
they are fo plainly ei 
fed there, are needle! 
again repeated here.J 
there are other fpeci* 
parations which ari 
following, to wit, hj 
nation, by which iijl 
ftance is more harca 
which happens not 
turn, Alfo, by Aim 
thele properly hard^ 
pter. Alfo, by Confsi 
of it in the fire of its 
nation, for by this it 
ics ftridor or Cralliinf 
fradion of bodies HI 
the which in like 
happens not to Satt 

XIL Calcine Jufn 
Saturn at Sedt. 21. 
former Chapter witj- 
mon Salt purified jam 
ten its Calx for thn 
as in Saturn : But fe] 
that is difficult unlQJ 
made in the Fornai 
Cineritium or Cement 
it is done with eafe. 


y XLiii. 


atoumaynoter-r^ joyn 
ody which you would 
'^ 2, in equal parts with 
}y which you make 
m! du<5tion^and co-unite 
^f rtrided Calx : But in 
H, urcs there is another 
fj Isration, for the mat- 
^, nging muft be multi- 


upon the matter to 

tged, till the Tinfture 
l^'i' X in the BoJj or Me- 

ill ' 

'^'^ n. After you have 
^ I thefe two Leads^and 
^■^1 I their color and bright- 
^Iwith other things ac- 

ng to your 



^^fl)ly they may yet want 
f^ mh then you muft 
^^' woceed. Diffolve Tutia 
ledj and Tin calcined,, 
^t)oth Solutions^ and 
that water imbibe the 
\fJin time after time^ 
the Calx has imbibed 
ghth part of the Tutia, 
reduce it into a Body^ 
;f ou will find it to have 
ion, and that good : if 
reiterate the fame la- 
, till ^ue Ignition be ac- 
d. All Waters diffolu- 
of Bodies and Sfirits^ 

B E R. 3<^3 

you J every one of them ac 
cording to their kind. 

xiy. With nick, or 

Mereury or pure Luna 
('which is more profitable) 
deduced to this by calcining 
and diffblving, you may 
acquire the compleat Igniti- 
on and hardnefs of Saturn^ 
and Jufiter, with incom- 
parable brightnefs : but Spe- 
culations in thefe things 
without pra<5tife, is not ve- 
ry available. 

XV. To Grind , to De- 
cod, to Inhumate, to Cal- 
cine, to Fufe, to Deftroy, 
to Reftore or Reduce, and 
to cleanle Bodies^ are effedu- 
all works : with thefe Keys 
you may open the Occult 
Incloliires of our Arcanum^ 
and without them , you 
lliall never fit down at the 
Repafts of fatisfadions. 

XVI. A White Medicine 
for Jupiter and Saturn pre- 
pared. Take of fine Luna 
one Poundy liumg Mercury 
eight Pound, Amalgamate, 
and v^ajh the Amalgama with 
^irit of Vinegar and common 

jhali hereafter ihQW \s alt frepared, smnl it aca^uires 

3^4 SAL M 

aCoslefilal or Az,ure Colour, 
Then extra^ as much of Mer- 
cury as you can J by lirongly 
exfrejjing the mixture through 
a thick Cloth. To this add 
MeFCury fublimate> double 
the weight of the Luna,, grind 
them well together^ then De- 
coB the mixture in a Bolt- 
Head J firmly clofed for 24 
hours : DecoB the fame again ^ 
then break the VeJJ'el, and then 
Jeparate that 'which is Sub- 
limed/row the Inferior Red- 
diili Pouder. But take heed 
of giving too great a Fire, for 
that would caufe the whole 
to flow into one black Mafs, 
Tut the Pouder upon a Por- 
phyrie ftone^ add to it two 
farts of Sal Armoniack fre- 
pared, and one fart of Mer- 
cury fublimed ; grind aU ve- 
ry well together-^ and imbibe 
the mixture ii^ith the Water 
of Sal Alcali or Sal Nitre, 
if you cannot get the other, 
or Salt ef Pot -Allies : when 
imbibed^ Diftil ojf with a gen 
tie Fire the whole Water, till 
that remains in the bottom is 
melted like Pitch: Cohebate the 
fame Ifater , repeating this 
Work thrice. Then take out 
the Matter^ grind It on afione, 
md dry it very wdl ; Imbibe 


again with retlified 
Eggs,, or with Sal AU 
OylofSalt of Pot-Al 
of Nitre, or Tartar, 
will flow with Ingrefsl 
jeB one part upon five 
Tin prepared^ and it 
perfeB Luna of the 
Order, witheut Error. 

XVIT. Another 
Medicine for Jupitt 
5^^«rw prepared. Tak\ 
Calcined, and grind 
as much as itfelfof S] 
moniack » fublime it 
four times ; dijjolve int<i\ 
and therewith Imbibe 
calcined fas you did- 
former^ fo often as; 
has drunk in as mm 
own weight is, and 
grefs to it with the Oyl 
faid, and proje^l one A 
on 10 parts cj Jupiten 
red^ and it will be 
Luna. .: 

XVIII. Another 
Medicine for Satur{ 
Jupiter prepared. 
Luna I pound dijl'olvei 
own wattr ^made of\ 
and Vitriol) to whk 
Td^ck calcined and di 
I pound', Difiil cffthei 

fttTtg :^ or /\. tintesy con- 

md incerate Ti^ith Arfe- 

^nblimed^ until tt flow 

ave Ingrefs : frcjcB i 

tfon 8 farts of Jupiter 

ed^ and 'twill be all fine 

Thefe three Medi- 

lyou may project up- 

h% $turn prepared for the 

I, but then the Saturn 

be prepared and caj- 

"for three days^ by 

2t. of the former 




X. A Solar Medicine 

■.>M tfiter and Saturn pre- 

Galcine Sol, am alga- 

xrfi with Mercury^ as 

VL^exprefs the Mercury 

b a Cloth, then grind it 

twice fo much as it [elf 

tfO Iwion Salt fr (pared I Jet 

lole over a gentle fire ^ 

k remaining Miv.cnry 

icHd. ExtraB the Salt 

fiveet water^ dry the 

from which fuhlime as 

5al Armoniack/cf f rr- 

^H fublimed Salt four 

, dijj'ohe it in A. F. 

'/Vitriol, NicrCj and 

J dijjbhe alfo Crocus 

^ made by calcination^ cr 

calcined red : joyn thefe 

'fin equal parts ; draw 

B E R. ;^5' 

\off the Water hy diJHIlation, 
and cohobate four times : then 
dry the matter and imbibe it 
with Oyl of Tarrar reBified 
fas heretofore is taught; un- 
til it flows as IVax^ and by 
projeclidfj rvill tinge four parts 
of Saturn or Jupiter int» 
Gold Obrizon. 

XX. Another Solar Me- 
dicine for Saturn and Jupi- 
ter prepared, it is made 
with Sol dijfohed (as in the 
former)^^^^//i^e quantity of 
Verdigrife calcind and dif- 
fol'ved^ being both mixed and 
inceratedyby di (tilling and in- 
cerating with Sulphur ^re/'/?- 
red^ until it flow tike Wax, 
and tinge 8 'farts of Saturn 
or Jupiter prepared^ fflen- 

XXL A third Solar Me- 
dicine for Saturn and Jupi- 
ter prepared for the Red 
It is made of Sol diffolved^ 
Sulphur dijfohed^ and Ver- 
digrife diflolved, mixt and 
prepared fas in the laliSeft). 
and then i?Kerated with Oyl 
of Hair prepared-^ or of Eggs, 
(for both are one) one part 
of this projUls upon I o parts 
of Satiirn cr Jupiter prepared 


XXII. There is alfo ano- 
ther preparation of Jupiter 
by Se6i-: 22. of the former 



Of the Alchemy of Mars, 

L T^O prepare Mart or 
^ Iron. Calcine it as 
Venus ovitb comm/n Salt 
xkanfed^ and he v/ajhed 
^ith pure Vinegar'. Being 
3va(hed^ dry it in the Sun^ and 
wh^n dried^ grind and imbibe 
it ^ith new Salt and Vinegar^ 
and put it into the fame For- 
nace (as we fliall dired in 
Vtnm) for 5 days. Efteem 
and value this Solution^i//^:,. 
The water of fixed Sulphur^ 
wonderfully augmenting the 
color of the Hlixir. 

XL The whole Secret of 
Mars is from the Work of 
Nature, becaufe it is a Me- 




talick body, very liy 
little Red, partakin 
Whitenels, not puri 
ftaining Ignition, 
with violent fire, cxtt 
under the Hammefj 
founding much. 




III. It is hard to h 
naged by reafon of it 
potency of fafion ; wl 
it be made to flow 
Medicine changing 
ture, is fo conjoyned 
and Luna^ that it canr 
(eparattd by examen 
out great Induftry ; 
prepared, it is conjo 
and cannot be feparar 

ijXLIV. G E B E R. 

y rtifice^ if the nature 


fixation be not chari- 
ly it^ the defilement 

Mars being only re- 

TtnBure of Rednefs ; 

cukly of Whitenefs. 

hen it is conjoyned, 

t altredj nor does it 

the colour of the 
irxtion, but augments 
1 lantity. 

Among all Bodies 
b more fplendidly^ 
Jearly, more bright 
more perfeftly tranf- 
into a Solar or Lunar 
m ;than other Bodies, 
t ^ Work is of long la- 
though eafie to be 
\ : Next to Jupiter 
chofen, of more 
handling, but of 
labour than Jupiter , 
ter Venus comes Sa- 
'hich has a diminifh- 
leftion in Tranfmuta- 
diseafie to be hand 
It of moft tedious 
Laftly^iW^ri among 
bodies of lead per- 
is in tranfmutation^ 
fficult to be hand- 
d of exceeding long 


V. And the more diffi- 
cult any Bodies are of f ufi- 
on, the more difficult they 
are in handling in the Work 
of Travfmutation ; the eafier 
to be fuled, the eafier to 
be handled : and what di- 
verfity of perfeftions are 
found in any particular, in 
the lelferpr middle Works; 
yet in the Great Work all 
Bodies arc of one perfedi- 
on,but not all of a like cafie 
handling or labour. 

VI. Hence it appears^ 
that Mars or Iron, is a com- 
mixture of fixed Earthy 
Sulphur, with fixed earthy 
Argent Five of a livid white- 
nels, the highly fixed Sul- 
phur predominating, which 
prohibits fufion : Whence 
it is evident, that fixed Sul- 
phur hinders fufion more 
than fixed Argent Vi've : 
But Sulphur not fixed, ha- 
Itens fulion more than \iv\r 
^XQ^ Argent Vive : By which 
chc cauie of fpeedy or flow 
fufion in every body b 

VII. What has more of a 
fixed Sulphur is harder to 


3^8 S A L M O N ' S, 

fufe, than wliat partakes of 
a burning fugitive Sulphur ; 
which appears beeaufe Sul- 
phur cannot be fixed with- 
out Calcination, and no 
Calx gives fufion^ therefore 
in all things it, i;/':^. fixt 
Sulphur, muft impede the 


VIII. The caufes of the 
corruption of the Metals by 
fire, are, i. The inclufion 
6f a burning Sulphur in the 
profundity of their fub- 
ftance, diminifhing them 
by Inflammation, and ex- 
terminating into Fume, 
whatever fixed Argent Vive 
was in, them. 2. A Vehe- 
mency of the Exterior 
flame, penetrating, andre- 
Iblving them, with it felf 
into Fume, and the molt 
fixed matter in them. :. 
The rarefaftion of them by 
calcination, the flame or 
fire, penetrating into, and 
exterminating them. Where 
all thefe cauies of Corrupti- 
on concur, thofe Bodies 
muft be exceedingly cor 
rupted. Where they all 
concur not, they are by fo 
much the lefs corrupted. 

IX. The caufes 
goodnefs of Bodies, 
abounding with Argei 
For feeing Argent Vv< 
no caufe of Exterrriii 
will be divided ini 
in its eompofition (\ 
it either with its wb 
ftance flics from the 
with its whole fubftai 
mains permanent in| 
is neceffarily conclt 
be a caufe of Perfcftl 

X. Tl icrefore v] 
and Blefled be tli 
Glorious and High 
who created it, and 
a Sublfance and Proj 
which nothing elfe 
World does poffefsi 
that this perfedion] 
be found 'H it^Tby tl 
of Art) ^s we havc| 
therein with great 
For It is that whti 
comes Fire^ and 
cannot be overcor 
in it amicably rcft| 
rejoyces therein. 

XL Mars is pre{ 
ther with fublimati< 
without fablimationl 
foblimation we cm 

j.XLlV. GE 

ie it with Arfentck not 

\ as profoundly as we 

ijhat in fuHon it may 

[with the lame; but 

rards it is fublimed in 

er Veffel of fublima- 

he which is the beft 

oft perfeft of all o- 

ifcparations. Mars is 

j-epared, by Arfenick 

imes fublimed from 

111 fome quantity of 

nick it felf remain : 

his be reduced^ it 

/ out whitCj clean^ 

and well prepared : 

, - , alfo prepared by fu- 

i f it with head and 

[for from thefe it 
lean atnl whi^e. 

i , To Indurate or har- 
ji Bodies. Argent Vi'ue 
cdted muft be diffol- 
i, rA the ealcin'd Body 
H. you have a defign 
hden) dilTolved like- 
e mix both thefc iolu- 
3S)gether, and the cal- 
'd body mixed with 
n: ^y frequent imbibiti- 
'^ 'c. connnually grind- 
oUVibing^calcining and 
'^'igj until it be made 
^ Td fiifible with Igni- 
^' The very lame may 

B E R. 069 

alfo be complearly effefted> 
with the Calx of Bodies^ and 
Tutia, and Marchafite^ cal- 
cined, diffolvedj and im- 
bibed* The more clean 
thefe are, the more perfe- 
ctly do they change. 

XIII. lo {often hard Bo- 
dies, as MarSj &c. They 
muft be conjoyned and fub- 
limed often with Arfemck, 
and aftei fublimation of 
the Arjenickj affated^ or 
calcined with their due pro- 
portion of fire, the meafure 
of which we {hall declare 
in our Difcourfe of Forna- 
ces. Laftly, They muft be 
reduced with the force of 
their proper fire^ until in 
fufion they grow foft^ ac- 
cording to the degree of 
the hardnefs of their Bo- 
dies, /ill thefe alterations 
are of the firft Order.with- 
out wh^ch our Magiftery is 

XIV. Medicines dealhat- 
ing MarSj of the firfi Order, 
1 hat which dealbates iu^ of 
the hrft Order, is ciiac 
which makes it to f.ow.- 
The fpecial fufive of it is 
Arfeinck of every kind : ^ut 

B b wich 

370 S A L M 

vvidi whatfoever it is deal 
bited and fufcdyit is necef- 
iary ic bs conjoyned and 
wailied wich Argent Vive, 
until all its impurity be re- 
moved, and ic be white and 
iafiblc. Or elfe let it be 
ixd hot with vehement ig- 
nition,, and upon it Arfe- 
nkk projefted ; and when 
it iliall be in fiux^ call a 
quantity oi Luna thereon 5 
for when that Is united with 
ir, it is not fepar^ted there- 
Fronij by any eafie Arti 

XY. Or thus : Calcine 
Mars, 2nd waCb away from 
ic all its ibluble Alumlnofity 
(infeiring corruption) by 
the way oi' lolution^ but 
now mentioned [with Ar 
gtntVive] then ktcleanfed 
Arjinick be fablimed from 
ir, and rcitei'ate that fubli- 
marion many tiraes^ until 
fbme pAit of tho Arfenkk 
be fixed therewith. Then 
wich a iblutlon of Litharge 
mix, imbibe, ^.rindj and 
moderately calcinej ieveral 
times : r nd lalHy, reduce 
it widi the Fire we mentio- 
ned in the Reduftion oi 


r from its Calx : lo 

GN's l; 

will it come forth 
clean, and fufible. 

XVI. Or, Onlyl 

fublimed Arfenkk^ 
Calx, let it be reduces 
it will flow out whit 
and fufible; But hei 
lerve the .Caution wfi 
give in the Chapter] 
nm, concerning the 
ration of the fublimat 
Arfenkk, (fixing it fel| 
profundity) frpm it. 
is likewife whitenec 
tl e fame manner! 
Marchajite and Tutia* 

XVII. Toprepar^ 

Grind one pou7jd of tl 
thereof J -wtth half a 
Arienick fuhlimed\\ 
the mixture with th& 
Salt Peter and Si 
reiterating this 
^ thrke^ then make it 
a violent fre, ft 
white : Repeat this 
it flow fufficiently ^ ivi 
whttenejs, );^ 

XVIIL The firl 
Medicine for Mars\ 
nm. Take Silver 
I pund^ Arienick 
pound ^ Mercury. 


to/^ grind them together^ 
Hhe the whole with 
1 Armoniack, in e- 
rtSj [/ fuffofe there is 
Aqua Regis] till it has 
9 its ow?t weight of that 
Then dry^ and ince- 
ith white Oyl (oj in 
until it floWy and one 
ill upon 4 parts of 
' Venus prepared. 

The lecond White 
;ne for Adars and ^e 
"^ake Luna calcined^ | 
calcined and dijfol'ved, 
W3C, drjy and incrcafe 
uhle their quantity of 
:k fiihlimcd., until the 
le flows welL 

The third White 
ne for Mars and Ver 
ake Luna calcined^ 
k and^\jS.-^\i\\x jubli- 
id ground with it^ and 
Himed with a like 
' of Sal Armoniack. 
Imation repeat thrice^ 
ifrcjeB 1 pound upon 

of Mars GT Venus 

A Redj or Solar 
ne for Mars and Fg- 

G E B E R. 371 

nm. Take Tutia i pound^ 
Calcine or diJJ'olve it in AF, 
then with that water imbibe 
the Calx of Sol^ that it may 
drink in double its oivn weight 
of the fame water : After- 
wards by difiillation draw off 
the fame "water from it^ coho - 
bating four times. L^flly^ in- 
cerate with Oyl of Hair^ or 
Bulls Gall^ and Verdigrife 
prepared^ and it will be excel- 
lent. But be fure to purfuc 
the Operation according to 
our Direffionsj other wife 
you will labour in vain^ and 
in your heart underftand 
our Intentions (expreffed 
in our Volumes) lb will 
you know truth from falfe^ 

XXn. To Calcine Mars. 
Mars being filed^ is calcined 
inourCalcinatory Fornace, 
until it is very well rubified, 
and becomes a pouder im- 
palpable without grinding. 
And this is called, Croci^ 

XXIIL The Regimen of 

Mars. Take of the Vafl-e of 
Mars 2 pund^ of the Tafies 
of Venus and (?/ Saturn, ana 
^ potmdy mix thefe without 
B b 2 Fv ^ 


S A L M O N'S 

Ferment, and deco^ the mix- 
ture for fe'ven days^ and you 
will find the 'whole dry. Fix 
it. and add to it half its weight 
of Litharge in fowder^ which 

put into a ReduSiory 
fo will you have a J 
fubltance very pro 
you be wife. 


Of the Alchymie ofY^Wis. 

I. T^ H E Preparation of' 
^ Venm, Lay thin Cop- ; 
ffr Vlates ftratum fu per lira- 
turn with Common Salt pre- 
wired, till the VejJ'el be full^ 
which cover ^firmly Lute^ and 
calcine in a fit I^ornace for 24 
hours : "then take it outjcrape 
off what is calcined^ and repeat 
the calcination of the Flates 
with new Salt as before^ re* 
feating theCalcination fo often 
till all the Plates are con fu- 
med. For th« Salt corrodes 
the fuperfluous humidity^ 
and combuftiblc fulphurei- 
ly ; and the fire elevates the 
fugitive and inflamablefub- 
f'rance with due proportion. 
This Calx grind to a mofi; fub 
til ponder^ wa(h it with Fine- 
^'.iry till water will come from 
it free from blacknefs. Again^ 
Imbihe it with more Salt and 

Vinegar y and grind ^ 
calcine again in an of 
for 5 dajfs and nights 
it outy grind it fu 
long^ and wajh it wii 
gar^ till it is cleanfed^ 
uncleannefs. This Ja 
it in the Sun : Add i\ 
Its weight cf Sal Ari^ 
grinding it long ^ tea 
pable fubfiance : Th 
it to the Air^ or fet it; 
dung to be diJJ'olvedr. 
IS undiffolved add a \ 
Sal Armoniack ; ti 
nuing till the whole 
water, Efteem an^ 
this water^ which | 
the water of fixed 
with which the 
tinged to infinity. 

11. Venus is a M 
Bcdy^ livid^ perta^ 


rednefej fubjcft toig- 
, fufible, extenfible 
the Hanimerj but re- 
the Cupel and Ce- 
lt is in the pi ofundi- 
its fubftance of the 
md eflence of Gold^ 
hammered being red 
s Silver and Gold is. 
le medium of Sol and 
! andeafily converts it 
11 to either^ being of 
xconverfion^ and of 
Ic ibour. 

It agrees very u^ell 
utia, which citrinizes 
\ a good yellow /rom 
e you may reap pro- 
e need not labour to 
,te Itj or make it ig- 
j therefore it is to be 
\ before other imper- 
idies, in the leJJ'er and 
IVork^ but not in the 
r. Yet this has a 
*)eyond Jupiter^ that 
ly grows livid, and 
ssfoulnefs from fharp 
^ to erradicate which, 
an eafie, but a pro- 

Copper therefore is 

n Arge?itVive,miXQd 

Sulphur unclean, grofsj 

BER. r3 

and fixed, as to its greater 
part; but as to its leffer 
part, not fixed, red, and 
livid, in relation to the 
whole, not overcoming nor 
overcome. Its volatile Sul- 
phur is evident from its 
fulphurous fume, and lo(s 
of quantity by frequent 
fluxing and combuftion. Itt 
fixt Sulphur is evident from 
its flownefs of fufion, and 
induration of its fubftance. 
And that there is an unclean 
red Sulphur jpyned with 
unclean Argent Vive^ is evi- 
dent even to the lenfes. 

V. When the fixed Sul- 
phur comes to fixation by 
heat of Fire, its parts are 
(iibtilized ; but that pare 
which is in the aptitude of 
folution of its fubftance is 
diffolved ; the fign of which 
is the expoiing it to the va- 
pours of Vinegar, which 
makes the Aluminofity of 
its Sulphur flow in its Su- 
perficies. And being put 
into a fallne liquor, many 
parts of it arc eafily diffol- 
ved by Ebulicion 5 this A- 
luminofity by a faline wa- 
trinefs, and eafie folution, 
is changed into water : For 
B b :; nothing 

574 . S A L M 

nothing is watery y and eafily 
foliible, except Alum^ and 
what is of its nature.' This 
underftand alfoofthe body 
of Iron, 

VI. But the blacknefs in 
Cithcv Venm or Mars ^ crea- 
ted by the Fire^ is by rea- 
fon of the Sulphur not fix- 
ed, (much indeed in Fen/4£., 
but little in Mars) and it 
approaches nigh to the na- 
ture of fixed Sulphur. Hence 
it is evident, that tufion is 
helped, and partly made 
by Sulphur not fixed ^ but 
hindred from Sulphur fixed. 
This he certainly knew to 
be true, who by no art of 
fufion could make Sulphur 
to flow after its fixation : 
But having fixed Argent Vi- 
"ue, by frequently repeating 
the fublimation thereof^ 
found it apt to admit good 

VII Hence it is evident 
that thofe Bodies are of 
greater p^rfeftion, which 
contain more of Argent Vi- 
've, thofe of leiler perfeftion 
which contain lefler.There- 
fore iludy in allyour Works 
to make Argent Five to ex- 

O N'S 
ceed in the Commii 
And if you could perfe 
Argent Vive only^ you ' 
have attained to the 
perfeBion^QVQn the perf 
of that which ovei 
the Works of Natunitl 
you may cleanfe it?i5 
inwardly, to which 
cation nature cannot 

VIII. Thisismanife 
that thofe Bodies 
contain a greater qu^ 
of Argent Vive^ fhouj 
of greater perfedionj^ 
from their eafie n 
of Argent Vive int< 
fabftance : and we 
dies of perfeftion ai 
to embrace each oti 

IX. Out of wi 

been faid it is alio ai 
chat in Bodies th< 
two fold fulphureitjfi 
indeed included in " 
fundity of Argent Vi\ 
the begining of thei 
tion : The other fupiel 
ent from other AceJ 
The one of them 
removed with labouj 
the other cannot pj 
be taken away bvar]| 
(iQ^ or Operation 

W XLV . G 

ire to which we can pro- 
ab comCj it being ib 
m and radically united 
ern. And this is proved 
/eperimenf, for we fee 
e .u^lible fulphureity to 
oliflied or deftroyed 
3, but the fixed ful- 
ity not ib, 

Therefore when we 
Jodies are cleanfed by 
iation,underftand that 
meant of the earthy 
nce^ which is not u 
ro the Radix of their 
; : For it is not poffi- 
Art^ or force of fire^ 
anfe or feparate v/hat 
d, unlefs the Medi- 
)f Arge?ft Vive has ac- 

Now the feparation 
earthy fubRance from 
npound, which in die 
of nature is united to 
.tal, is this : Either it 
,ide by elevation ^ with 
5 elevating the fub- 
3 of Argent Vtve^ and 
xg the fulphureity^ by 
Q of its conveniency, 
them : of which na- 
^ire Tutia and March a- 
' ' ^ecaufe they are Fti?i:'es^ 



part of which has a greater 
quantity o^ Argent Vive than 
of Sulphur. 

XII. The proof of this 
you may fee^ when you 
joyn thoie things with Bo- 
dies in a ftrong and fudden 
fufion, forthefe Sphits in 
their flighty carry up the 
Bodies with them; and 
therefore you may elevate 
them with them. Or elle^ 
by a Lavation or Commix- 
tion with Argent Vive^ as 
we have already faid : For 
Argent Vive holds what is of 
its ov;n nature, bur caffs 
out what is alien or for- 

XIII. 'the frep^jraticn cf 
Venus, It is man! told ; o:ie 
by Elevation^ another ivith- 
out Elevation. The way by 
Elevation is, that Tutia be 
taken (with which Venus 
well agrees) and that it be 
ingenioufly united there- 
with: Then put it into a 
V'effel of fublimation to be 
fublimed ; and by a mod 
exceeding degree of Fire, its 
rnoif fubcil part will be ele- 
vated, which will be of 
mod bright fi. lend or. Or, 

Bb 4 it 


it may be mixed with Sul- 
phur, and then elevated by 

XIV. But without fubli- 
madoHj it is prepared ei- 
ther by clcanfing things in 
its Cnlx^ or in its Bcdy : As 
by J'uiia, Salts^QinCi Alums : 
Or, by a Lavament of Ar^ 
gent Vive, as all other im- 
ps rfed Bodies are. 

XV. The Preparation y cr 
Turgaticn of VeniiSj alfo is 
tvi-o-roUi^ 'vh,. cne fcr the 
IVhlte^ and the ether fcr the 
red ; fcr the White it is thtis. 
Take Venus calcind hj fire 
cnly (as a fore (aid ) gnund 
fine I pound: Av icnick fiih li- 
med 4 ounces : Grhid th:m to- 
o;etbcr, a7td imbibe the mixture 
:^ or 4. times VJitb water of 
Litharge, and reduce the 
whole with Sal Nit^^e, and 
Oyl of Tartar, and yon will 
find the Body of Venus white 
and jpkndid, and fit for re- 
m-vtnT its Aledicipe, 

S A L M O N'S taj 

with Sulphur^ and focal 
waflj the calcined with 
o/'Salt and Alum ; ani 
with things reducing^ rea 
into a body J clean and 
the reception of the Red 
Hure, ' 




^ XVT. The 
for the Red. Take filing 
of Venus 1 pcund^ Sulphur 
4 ounces, gi ind thc-m togtther : 
Or cement 'Tlatcs of Copper 

XVII. Another Pi 
ration for the Red. 
cine it with fire only, am 
dtjjolve a part thereof^ 
likewife dijjolve a part ^ 
tia calcind; joyn both} 
ons^ and with the jai^ 
bibe the remaining fart 
Calx of Venus 4 or f 
Or, you may make this h 
tion with Tutia alont 
ved^ provided that rf$m 
the Tutia^ (than half 
Calx is) be imbibed 
/aid Calx This done J 
with things reducing^ 
ivill haz^e the Bod/ of \ 
clean and fpl^ndid' V 
with a little help nta 
biOL ght to an higher 
if you have iiudioufly] 
trated into the Truth 

XVIII. Another F 
ration for the Red^ 
nus calcined per fe, 0: 
the fire alcne yen may tnt 
intenfe gretpnefs^ called 



G E B E R. 


/el Veneris; Dijfohel trinity of a pleafing bright 

r*nm[s in Spirit of Vi- 
r.ind then congeal it ; 
nirJs with things redw 
, educe the congelate, 
clvvhen reduced^ will 
sBody fit fcr many 

Medicines dealhat'mg 
of the firfi Order. 
lis one 'Medicine for 
, and another for 
Vive^ and of Bodies ; 
of the firft Order ; 
'.rofthe fecond; and 
r of the third : and 
wife the firft, fccond, 
irdj of Argent Vive- 
c Medicine of Bo- 
" the firft Order, we 
«re is one of hard 
y and one of foft: 
1 Bodies^ there is one 
m fof which in the 
r Chapter) one for 
of which in this 
and one for Luna 
lich in the next Chap- 
Of foft Bodies .there 
for Saturn J and ano- 
)r Jufiter, That of 
and MarSy is the pure 
altion of their fub- 
H' ; but that of Luna 
- bificationofit,wiihci- 

ne(s, which rubification i^ 
not given to Mars and Ve- 
nus, by Medicines of the 
firft Order : For being to- 
tally unclean, they are un- 
apt to receive the fplendor 
of rednefs^ before they are 
fitted with a preparation 
inducing brightnefs. There 
is one Medicine whitening 
Venus by Argent Vive^ and 
another by Arfenick. The 
Medicine of Argent Vtve is 
thus made. Ftrfi, Argent 
Vive precipitated, is dtjjol- 
ved'y then calcined Venus dif- 
fol'ved lihivife : Thefe foluti- 
ons are mixed and after they 
are coagulated, they are prfi- 
je^ed upon the Body of Ve- 

XX. Another way hy Ar- 
gent Vive. Argent Vive and 
Litharge are diffolved a 
part.and the folutions joyn- 
ed together. Calx o^ Venus 
alio is diffolved, and that 
Iblution jovned with the 
former, and then coagula- 
ted together, which pro- 
jefted upon Venus whitens 
it. Or thm, A quantity of 
Argent Vive is fublimed of- 
ten from its body, till part 


S A L M O N'S 

thereof remain with it, with 
compkat ignition : and this 
mixture is very often imbi- 
bed and ground with Spirit 
of Vinegar, that it may the 
better be mixed in the pro- 
fundity thereof, then it is 
aflated^ or moderately cal- 
cined, and laftly frefh Ar- 
gent Vive is in like manner 
iMimed from it^ and the 
remaining matter again im- 
bibedj and moderately cal- 
cined as before jWhich worlc 
is fb often to be repeated, 
till a large quantity cf Ar- 
gent Vive, re fide in it_, with 
compleat ignition; I'his is 
a good dealbation of the 
firlt Order. 

XXI. Another ivay tkus. 
Argent Viue in its proper na- 
ture is fo often fublimsd 
from Argent Vive precipita- 
ted^ till in it, the fame is fix- 
ed, and admits good fiifi- 
on: This fulsd matter pro 
jefted upon the Body of 
Fen/'fs peculiarly whitens it. 
Or' thus, A Solution of Lu- 
na^ mixt with a folution of 
Litharge, coagulated, may 
be projecled upon Venus , 
but is indeed better whiten- 
ed if Argent Vive be pe rpe • 


in all the 


Xni, The whit 
Venm with Arfenick 
firft Order. Take 
Venus, from itfuhlim^ 
nick hy many Repetitio\ 
it remains therewith a\ 
tens it \ hut if you he n\ 
skilled in the ways of\ 
mation^ the Arfenick 
f er fever e in it without ^\^ 
tion : Therefore, after i \^^^ 
degree of fuhlimation, 
the work in the fame 
as in the fublimation of j^^^ 
chafite. Chip. 40. S^ [|,g 
Or thus. Vrojeci Ai 
fuhlimed upon Luna^w 
the whole upon Venus,, "']^ 
albates it peculiarly: j' 
firfi mix Litharge,, o\ 

Lead, dtfhlved witk, 
and caji thefe upm M 
and prejeEl the whoi 
Vsnusffo Will it he 7vk 
and this is a good d« 
en of the firft Order 


XXIIL Another 
thus. Upon Litharge P'^' 

diJJ'jived and reduced^ 
Arfenick fuhlimed, 
7j^ hole upon Venus in 
whitau the fame adr 


G E B E R. 


». Let Venus and Luna 
nixedy and ttfcn them 
any of the aboue defer i- 
ikati've Medicines : For 
is more friendly to 
k^ than to any of 
er Bodies^ and there- 
akes away fraction 
and Saturn fecon- 
and therefore we 
with them. Alfo 
5k Arfentck fublimed^ 
may be all in a Lump_, 
being broken^ we 
piece after piece 
Venus: We do it in 
rather than in pouder^ 
e the fouder is more 
inflamed^ than a 
J and fo more eafily 
les^ before it can fall 
lot upon the body. 


If you be well skill'd in th^^ 
¥7crk, you will find profit. 
Oic thus. Take Marchafitc 
fdblimed, and pr$ceed with it 
oswithAvgtnt Vive liiblim- 
ed ; the way is the fame ^ mi 
it 'whiteiis well. 

XXV. To wake the White 
and the Red Medicines for 
Venus. They are exad:ly 
made by the Rules or Pre- 
fcripts delivered in Chap. 44. 
Se5l. i9j 20^ 21^ 22. afore- 
going, to which, I fliall 
herQ refer you ; for the O- 
perationsofthofe Medicines 
both for the White and 
Red, in the Bodies of both 
Mars and Venus ^ are one 
and the fame. 

L In like manner, the 
jfs is taken away from 
and it is whitened 
Tutia : But Tutia fuffi- 
Jt, becaufe it gives on- 
^itrine colour ; which 
of affinity to White- 
Any kind of iutia is 
led and diiTclved ; and 
^Ix of Venus alfo : 
5 Solutions are con- 
d, and with them che 
! of Venus is citrinated. 

XXVI. To Calcine Venus. 
Take Filings of Copper^ aiid 
put them to calcine either per 
fe, or with Arfenick foudred^ 
or with Sulphur^^^iw^ anoint- 
ed with common Oyl^ calcine 
% or 4 days with a mofifirong 
fire : Hrike what is calcined, 
that it may fall from the 
Plates^ (if you ule Plates) 
which again calcine. The Calx 
beat fine, re-calcine it^ till it is 
Will rubified J and keep it for 


5 So 

XXVn. The Regiment 
o? Venus and Saturn, Take 
of the Tafie of Venus, ^ 
Tounds ; of Saturn, 2 Founds ; 
of the Ferment, I pound: Of 
thefe^ ferfeBly dijjohed^ mak^ 
a commixtion ' through their 
leafi farts ^ which keep in fuffi' 
cient heat^ m i}% the White is 
faid. ExtraB the Water^ and 
what remains in the Cloth, pm 
into a v-'ell fealed Glafsj^ for ^ 
Weeks : Jhen take it out, and 
add to it a third part of its 
cwn referved water ^ and de- 
ccB by Chap. 42. Seft. 2 :?. a- 
foregoing, which Work do 
thrice. When it hat imbibed 
all its prefer Wfiter^ put it in 
Its proper Vejfel and Fornace to 
he fixed. When fixed^ j^ith 
things^ reducing J reduce it in- 
to a Body J ready to be reduced 
and tinned, 

XXVTIL Wemoreefpe 
dally handling the Regimen 
of Vemts^ dm declare, that 
you ought k\rtn times, or 
cFcncr to re6tifie it, when 
prepared and diifol^ed, di- 
llililng off the Water, and 
cohobating thereon c,ich 
time, which being cocigu- 
late> thence make ?. moit 


noble Greennefs, 
Artncniack diffolved Bl 
rit of V^inegar. Thatj 
nefs rubifie in a V( 

Mars^ and again diflol'''" 

to which folution adil 
third part of prepan 
diifolved Luna ; after 
extrafting and coh( 
the water of Fen 
times. Then reduci 
into a Body, and y( 
rejoyce. The 'ktgitM^'^^^^ 
Mars^ is as of Fenus^ h '^P 
reafon of its foulnef 
great good arifes from B' ^ 

XXIX. Grind Luns^ t( 

gamated with MercurJ s^^J/ 

twice fo much Metali'ii M 

nick, \^Quare, Whetfi ff/i. 

gulos of Arfenick be k rfpei 
tended ?] To which ai 
tenfold pr portion of \i 

malgamated with M^ 31 J 

Grind the whole , andfi^ \k 

reduce into a Body^ fo0 ; Oi 

have a pure White Aieti 12 


Ounces ant \i^ 

Tartar calcmd , i Uy^ 

grind and incorporate jpa \_ 

into a Bolt head^ a Fo i^j 

^ XXX. The firft Dl 
tion of Fdfjus. Take 
i^ar I otmccj Argent 




KI. A Second Deal- 

n, Upon Ttttia juhlime 
wt of Mercury fubli- 
andtwo farts of Arf- 
tblimed^ until it fljall 
'ingrefs. This clearly 
ery fpecioufly whitens 

CXII. A Third Deal- 
1, Take Mercury fu* 
te 5 Otmces^ Arfenick 
nd 2 Ounces, difol'ved 
Litharge^ till they be- 
8 Ounces : to thefe 8 
t^adjop^other 8 Ounces, 
Qmck fMmed\ grind 
together^ and flux them 
'yjlof Tartar ^ and there 
ou may whiten prepared 

B E R. :j8i 

XXXIII. A Fourth Dc- 
albation^ Grind Metaline 
Arienick, with as much of 
the Calx of Luna, and im- 
bibe the Mixture with the Wa- 
ter of Sal Armoniaek, and 
dry and grind: then dtjfoht 
Salt of Tartar^ in the Water 
o/ Salt Nitre [fome fuppof# 
Spirit of Nitre] -with -which 
Oyl imbibe the Medicine: re- 
peat this thrice^ ineerating and 
drying^ and you mill rejeyce, 

XXXIV. AFifthDeal- 
bation, which is of our own 
Invention. Imbibe Jupiter 
calcined^ wajhed and dryedy 
fo often with metaline Arfe- 
nick, and halffo much Mer- 
cury fublimate, as untill it 
flows and enters Venus, 
which ^ (if firfi frepared) it 

XXXV. A Sixth Deal- 
bation. Vpon Tutia calcined^ 
difjolvcd and Coagulated, fit- 
blime White Arlenick (fo 
that the Arfenick be ; farts 
to I of the Tutia) rettirat'wa- 
the fuhlimation upon it four 
timer\ for it has Irgrefs, 
U^tth them mix half as much 
as the whole" is of N'iercury 
fublimate \ grinding and in- 


382 SAL \I 

cerating 4 times with the Wa- 
ter of Sal Armoniack^ Nitre 
and Tartar, ana, [Qiiere 
whether that may not be 
Aq. Regis] with this when 
coagulated^ cetnent prepared 
plates of VenuSj and melt ^ 
io will you have a very 
beautiful Body- 

XXXVI. A Seventh De- 

albacion. Grind Venus, cal- 
cined and incer at ed^ adding to 
it Arfenick [ahlimed^ and 
half a part of Mercury fu- 
blimate ; with which being 
well ground and mixed , add 
a little of the Water of Sal 
Armonoick [Qaer. if not 
A. R] incerating upon a 
marble*^ after dry and fu- 
hlime. Revert the ftiblimate 
up en the Faces, agai?i imbib- 
ing^ which do thrice: the 
fourth time imbibe ivith Wa- 
ter of Nitre [Spirit of Nitre] 
and fublime what, can be fu- 
hlimed : reiterate this Labor 
till it remains flmd in the bot- 
tom. This in Copper prepared, 
will be Refplendcnt with 

XXXVII.An Eighth De 
al bat ion Upon the prepared 
Ca^x of Venus J fo often fu- 
blime Arfenick f {blimate, till 

O N 'S 

fme part of the Ar(enkl| 

maine rvith it in the fire 
Fire, That imbibed wit Li,. 
Water of Nitre [Spiri c 
Nitre] and lafily tnce\ 
with Water of I. una, 
Vlercury precipitate^ a 
the end with Oyl cf T{ 
KeHifed^ until it floy;s^^^ 
derfully whetens Venus^, 
enters thefecond order ^ ij 
have operated right, \u 
have elje where faidy 
you obtain any part of 
cury precipitated^ in t^ ^H 
ture^your Work wil hiSt^^r 
fplendid j efpscially^ 
White Ferment^ 
with the Mercury di^ 
after a certain fixatioir 
he added by the mei 
Inceration 5 by which 
find you have traced t\ 
way it felf 

Geber enr Auth(^l 
faith ^ that the laft 8 
are all proved Expi 
the firjl 4 of them, bein^ 
periments of the A?2ciem 
him again proved ^ the 
4_, Re^ificattons of the 
fes of the Ancients^ or 
Experiments of his Owf^^ 
which he affirms to k ^ 
ly true J and by him pfs 



G E B E R, 



Of the Alchymie of Luna, 

UE preparation of 

Luna, it isfubti- 
I attenuated and re 
to a Spirituality in 
rne manner, as here- 
in Chap. 47. SeB. i. 
Ill teach concerning 
'herefore in all, and 
[part of the Work^ 

fame as we fliall 
;eachwithGold : and 
kork of 'Luna dif 

is the Ferment for 
ihite Elixir made Spi- 

[[t is a metalick Eody, 

which pure white- 

tclean^ hard, found- 

'ery durable in the 

p^extenllble under the 

fner, and fufible. It is 

Rdure of whitenefs, 

ns Tin by Artifice, 

(inverts it to it ftlf; 

ieing mixed with SJ, 

aks not^ but in the 

examination^ it perfevercs 
without Artifice. 

III. He who knows how 
to fubtilize it, and then to 
infpiflate and fix it affocia- 
ted with Gold, brings it in- 
to (iich a State, that it will 
remain with Sol in the 
Teft, and be in no wife 
feparated from it, being 
put over the fumes of 
fharp things, ai Vinegar 
A. F. or Salarmoniack, and 
it will be of a wonderful 
G^leftine Color : It is a 
noble Body^ but wants of 
the Nobility of Sol^ and its 
M'mera is found determi- 
nate; but it has often a 
Mimra confufed wi[h o- 
ther Bodies^ which Silver 
is not (o Noble. It is like- 
wife diffolved and Calcind 
with great Labor, and no 



IV. If therefore dean, 
fixed, Red and clear Sul- 
phepj fall upon the pure 
fubltance of Argent Vivc^ 
thereof is made pure Gold ; 
then in like manner^ if 
clean^ fixed, white and 
clear Sulphur, falls upon 
the fubftance of Argent Vi 
've^ there is made pure Sil- 
ver, if in quantity it ex- 
ceed not : yet this has a pu- 
rity fhort of the purity of 
Goldj and a more grols in- 
ipiilation than Gold hath ; 
the fign of which is, that its 
parts are not fo condenfed^ 
as that it can be equal in 
Weight with Gold, nor has 
itfo fixed a fubffance as 
that ; which is known by 
its diminution in the Fire ; 
and the Sulphur of it, which 
is neither fixed nor incum- 
bufiible, is the caufe of that 

V.But it is not impoflible 
or improbable to give Judg- 
ment of the (ame^ as fixed 
and not fixed, in the refped 
of one Body to another : 
for the Sulphur of Ltmn 
compared wlrh the Sulphur 
Q^Scl is not fixed and burn- 


ing •, but in 

Sulphur of other bod 
is fixed and not burni 

VI. The Citrinating 
na, by medtcines of t\ 
Order: This is that 
adheres to it in its p 
dity, and adding co 
ther by its proper N m\ 
or by the Artifice o; 
Magiffery. We d 
therefore that Me ft, r 
which arifing from it 
root, ad hers to it ; but * « 
are Artifices by whic m 
make a thing of ever 
to adhere with fin 
grefs. But Our Mi 
weextrad either frot 
phur, or Argent Vive, 
commixture of both : 
Sulphur lefs perfectly 
from Argent Vive moi 
fedly. This MediciiuBi 
alio be made of certai i^ 
neral things, which a kJ; 
of this kind; as of F/fr 
Ccfferas^ (which is 

VlhThe method by I- 
Vive. Take Argent 
precipitated, vizy moi 
and fixed by precipic 
put it into a Forna- 





i0 'ptition ^(sikcr the man 
jfDf Conlervation of 

als) until it he red as 

"if ^ [Cinabar.] But if it 

n red, take a fart of 

^it Vive not mortified ^ 

I vith Sulphur reiterate 

'lUmation thereof'. The 

IV and Argent Vive 

H cleanfedfr'om all im- 

. Repeat the fMimation 

twenty times upon the 

tate, then dijfolve it 

ijj'olving water y and a- 

ilcine and dijjolve^ till 

Lxuherally done. Then 

a part (f Lima* mix 

Iutt3)Sj and coagulate 

nd projeB the coagu- 

mtter upon Luna in 

nd it will colour It with 

■^ Citrinity, But if 

: .Vive be in its preci- 

II Red^ the aforejaid 

ifiration, without com- 

f -of any thing tinging 

§ckntfor thecompleat- 

' its perfecHon, 

. The Method hy Sul- 
if- difficult, and im- 
Uborious. It is Ci- 
1 with a Iblution of 
but then you muft 
<;ine it^ and then fix 
\ abundance of La- 

E B E R. 38; 

bour^ then adminifter ic 
with the fame preparation, 
and the fame projeftion up- 
on the Body of Lunai But 
hence refults not a fplendid 
bright colour, but a duD, 
and livid, with a mox^tife- 
rous Citrinity; 

IX. The Citrinating of 

it with Vitriol^ or Copperas, 
Take of either ofthem.q.v* 
and fuhlime as much thereof 
oi can he fuhlimed^ until th^ 
fire he increajed to the highefi 
degree, Then fuhlime this 
fuhlimate^ with afit fire^that 
ofit^ fart after part may bs 
fixed ^ until its greater part he 
fixed. Afterwards warily 
calcine tt^ that a greater fre 
may he adminifired for its pr- 
fetlicn : This dum^ diff'olve i( 
into a ^nofi ni Watcjf, (which 
has no u'-j'ial) and fo operate, 
that you may give *^ ino^rtjs 
into the Body cfLwn^. Tlie^e 
three bit Sedion?, ^re i^U 
Medicines of the fird Or- 

X. We thus (eeiflg things 
of this kind, profoundly^ 
and amicably to adhere cq 
Luna^ havcconiidered^, (and 
it is certain) that tbele are 

C c from 


^rom its own Radix ; and Bolt-beat^ hefitig theft 

thence it iSj that Luna\sa\' 

tered by them. It is alio to 
be noted 3 that Medicines of 
Afgent Vtve^ if they alter 
Luna with more than ene 
only difFerencej in order to 
a total Com plea tment : 
. They are not of the firft 

XT. A Lunar Medicine of 
the third Order for the White. 
It is as well for perfefting 
im per fed Bodies, as for co 
agulating Mercnry it felf in- 
to true Luna : And is thus 
made* Take Luna calcined^ 
dijjol've it in [olutive neater, 
[^Aqua fortis,] then decdtl it 
in a Vhial with a long Neck^ 
the Orifice of which muji be 
left unfhfft^ for one day only , 
until a third fart of the water 
he conjumed : Then f t the 
*vef]el into a cold place j to con- 
vert into fujible Cry fiats, or 
Vitriol* This is Silver re- 
duced to our Mercury^ fixed^ 
and fufiblc. Take of this 
4 Ounces^ of White Arfe- 
ti\Q\^ f re fared 6 Ounces^ Sul- 
phur prepared i Ounces ; mix 
altogether well, grinding them 
mtb Nitre and Sal Armo- 
liiack ; put the mixture into a 

heat for a Week ^ thatthti 
ter may he hard as t\ 
Thpstake out., and again > 
rate the third time, ant 
days you will find it an 
fux : when the veffel »i 
hreak it-, and take wi 
find therein, which will] 
a lump fixed^ and fkm 
Wax, This is the fii 
gree. Again, Take 
Matter^ as much as 
art d joy n the fame Wt 
fermejit^ and do as hefm 
ccnfcquently , a third, 
fourth time. Thus 
you will find a*M( 
which is great and e3 
in goodnefs ; for i 
upon I o of any other! 
or of Mercury^ and 
it into true Luna, 
this Stone, andconfit 
ly luminateupon tl 
we teach, and you 
tain unto higher thii 

XIL A Lunar Ui 
of the third Order 
White. Take the 
Stone of it^ and hy wa^ 
paration, divide its nti>\ 
fubftance and keef it 
Then fix fome of th 
which ii mofl pure^H 


\mainder^ and when it is 
dijfol've 'what is foluhle 
but what is not foluble^ 
he calcined, and again 
lie the calcinate, until a- 
id^vhat is foluhle of it he 
mher diJJ'ohed. Continue 
'ocefs until the greater- 
fy ^^ dijfohed. Then 
\ll the folutions together, 
aguhte therK ; this done^ 
decoBing^ keep the coa- 
In a^tewperatefrey un- 
ftrfre may he fitly ad- 
its ferfet'tion There- 
terate all thefe Orders 
^oration upon it 4 times • 
fly, calcine it hy its own 
|for thus.admir.iflnng 
fove futfideritly go- 
V the moil p;ecious 
of the .Stone. Then 
and ingemoufly con^oyn 
tity of the part rejcr- 
nth part of this prcpa- 
^th^ through its leafi 
% then jubllmj hy way 
maticn^ u7Jtil the fixed 
not fixed, be wholly 
i\ which if you fee not, 
^dd a (quantity of the 
\d fart, until enough be 
for elevation thereof. 
^ is all fuhlimed^ repeat 
f^mation, until hy refe- 
tmif ^^^ Operation J it he 

E B E R. 587 

wholly fixed. Being fixed, a* 
gai7% imhthe it with quantity 
after fuantity of the not fixed , 
after the fame manner y tilt 
the whole fljall he again fubli- 
medj then a^ainfiv: it, until ii 
have eafie fufion with Ignition. 
Tl/is is the true MedlciriQ 
which tranftnutes all im- 
perfeft Metals, and every 
Argent Vive into moll fins 
and perfed Luna. 

XIII. The Regiment of 
Luna. Diffolvc and Coa- 
gulate it 7 times, or at Icaft 
4 time^ ; and to it diflbl- 
ved, adjoyn the fixed Ru- 
bifying Waters, which we 
111 all declare, and you will 
find the body aptly folar, 
for it agrees with Sol^ and 
remains quiedy with ic. In 
thisj Venus admirably well 
purged and dilfolved, may 
be a great help to you, be^ 
cauie a moft clean, ringing,. 
and fixed Sulphur may bcs 
extracted "from ic. And I 
tell you, that Mercury puri- 
fied and fixed, has pGr<v.;r to 
palliate, or illufbrate ths 
foulnefs of imperfecft Bo- 
dies ; and h\Q^ Sulphur ex- 
traced pure from bodies, 
to tinge them with fplendor; 
Cqz XiV- 

;o8 SALMON'S Li 

I This muft be reduced 
XIV. Hence you may i red reducing Medicine 
j»iAther a great Secret, njiz.. j will you iind your I 
That Mtrcnry and Sulphur t\ngtt\^ tranfmuted^ 
ni.iy bo extracted as well fixed, 
from imperfeft Bodies, as 
trom perfect: For punfied 
Spirits, and midd'e Mine- 
rals are an help, and very 
peculiar for deducing the 
Work to perfeftion. 

XVI. Ibe Ferment c 
na for the White. It is i 
by diffolving Luna 
own Corrofive water 
then boiling this wai 
way to a third part, it 
be expofed to t^e A; \M 
fee in B. M. or in' Dun 
certain days; fo will 
Oyl of Luna , and Fen 
which keep for the \ 


XV. Jnvthcr Regiment of 
Luni. This is to reduce it 
-t(} a more noble IKite. Take 
Luna d'tlJulu^d 5 Pounds^ of 
Venus d^jjolved 4 Founds^ of 
Ferment dijjol'ved r Found ; 
cenjoyn the dijjcluticns^ deccH 
them for 7 dijs^ with gentle 
fre^ in a feaJed glafs^ as in 
Mart, 'with their whole wa- 
ter * then amment t'hefire lei- 
furely For other 7 da)s.^ and let 
it he as a fire of Sahlimattint 
Fcr other 7 ddjs gt-ve tt fire 
yet firorger^ that the vjhcle 
water may he fixed with it, 
7 his ^Glider reduce in a fmall 
qii.:74!!ty ; a7jd if it retairis 
With it felf part of the Mer- 

CU'y^ (which you will eafily j to he incorporated^ th'm 
perceive if yen knew how to | off the water by an Alet 
cdlane) it ts well indeed \ and coh oh ate fifteen tim 
but f not j)ut it agapi to he incerattng^ it willhtfii 
fixed ^ until it is f^fpcievtlyfixt, fijfihh Wax, Add to 


XVIL The Fermc* 
Ferments upon Mercui "f^ 
the White. Take of th 
ment of Luna, which 
Oyl ; add to it twice as 
of Ai'ienick fuhlime^^\ 
diffolved in uater^ §( 
what Water ? ] theti 
the/e add of Mercury 
'ved, as lyjuch as of the 
v'vzk : mix the Wsiter^% 
them over the fire for ci 


G £ B E R. 


Virgin- Wax nttlted ; 

them, and frejeB the 

upon Mercury wafJj- 

ij I ^uacre^ What is meant 

V Milling here ? ] accord- 

.■ you fee fit : for that re 

, IS augmented hi Virtue 


5s III. A Work upon 
m and Mtrcury, Take 
itb-gc, 5<2/fc/ Pot- Arties, 
h'id make a Cement : Vut 

z C ^entfirfi into a Cruahle 
h thick, upon which put 
of the Amalgamation 
rcury and Luna h upon 
put the remainder of 
nenty that the Ball 
in the middle : Dry^ 
wd fet the Crucible in a 
fire for half a day^ lei- 
. 'augmenting the fi^e, 
tontinus its leijurely in 
from the Evening unto 
wning of the day ^ with 
ite ignition at lafi^ 
ike it eut^ and, prove it 
iericiunij and it iv ill he 
tn weight and furdity, 
uch better tn fixation. 

it into juch a Crucible that 
a fourth j> art cf it may bi em- 
pty : /jfftfo. on it Oyl of Sul^ 
phur, and dtcoB it unto the 
confumption of the O) I : -Af- 
terwards keep it for t7P0 hours 
in a moderate fin ; end there 
will be generated a black 
St one J with a little Rednefs. 
This Stone prove by Cineri- 
ciurQj and you will find y cur 
Luna augmmted in Weighty 
Surdity^ and Fixation. 

XX.^ Another Work : 
Take Luoa amalgamated with 
Mercury; Grind it wtth 
twice fo much Metaline H.rfe- 
nick, to which a tenfold pre- 
portion of amalgamated V'e- 
nuSj (vtz. That the Amal- 
gamation of nrw/^Xj may be 
10 times as much as the 
whole Amalgama o\ Luna 
and Mercury mixed, with 
the duple quantity of Arfe- 
nick) grind the whole and fix : 
Then reduce it into a Body\ 
and you will find, a good aug* 

XXI. Of the Citrinatiori 
of Luna, or tinging its Bo- 
dy yeliovv. Dijjolve oi4r 

Another Work. 
^ amate Luna wtth Mtr- 

iryto which add as much \ Philofophick7^\ nisiV, [whicK 
»^LUj as there is Lunajp^; 'is VerdigrileJ deduced from 
m ■ 'Cc*";; Venus 



Venus prepared^ in the water 
of the diffblution of Luna, 
[Aqua Fortis] t9 which ad- 
joyn half Jo much as its [elf u 
of Mercury rubified hy fuhli- 
mation, and in fome fort fixed ^ 
fi'rid diffohed 'y to thefe add^ 
as much of Luna dijjbhed^ as 
ths Zyniar [Verdigrife] is ; 
from ivhicb (fermented for 
one day) extra^r the water by 
diftillaticn^ and cohob^e lo 
timeij then coagulate and re- 
du:e into a body ^ andyou will 
find It a good Work. ^ 

XXIL Or thus. Jy-iffolve 
Zyniar i Ounce^and our Cro- 
cus prepared with Mercury^ 
fublifT^ate till it wax red \ 
Ounce \ add as much Sal Al- 
moniack^ ai$d fuhlime it 
thrice fro7n that Croc/^s, which 
d:fjol^je : To which add of 
Luna dijj'olved 2 Ounces: 
Then do as in the former , tn- 
€4rating and reducing ^ and you 
Will fi'fid fat isf act ion, 

XXIIL Or thus. Take of 
Crocus and Zyniar dijfolved 
ana ; add as much Sol dtjj'ol 
'ved^ inctrate as before^ then 

coagulate ; to the coagulate U, 
a fourth part of its weigh of 
the Oyl of Salt-peter; «ij 
projeB ufon fo much ofh% 
and will he a Tin&ur oj 
a Citrine afpi'51; 

XXIV. Or thus. 
a Water of our Zyniar J 
of our (aid Crocus, am 
bibe the Calces of Sol a) 
na, of each equal parts ^ 
with^ until they have 
in their own weight 
Then incerate with the 
Sal Armoniack, and 
and reduce the Mafs 
Noble Body. 

XXV. Or thus. Si 
Sal Armoniack frp) 

greennefs. to which add] 
cus W Zyniar ; from' 
well commixtd^ (ubUi 
Sal Armoniack_, and 
it twice or thrice : Thi 
fol've the 7vbole, to wbn 
a third fart of Geld dtjJ'Ji 
incerate as before and coy 
then prcjeB upon Sol i 
Lunui 2 Ounces, mixti 
thtr^ and it will be goct 






Of the Alchimie of Sol. 

IjErfeft Bodies (as Sol 
b) neednoprepara- 
in relation to tVieir 
Kerperfedlionv but that 
[ may be more fubtjli- 
and attenuated, we give 
Ithis Preparation. Take 
hes rffine Sol, v^hicb lay 
J:um fuperliratum, with 
mnonSalt ivell f re fared, in 

the true Body made fpiri- 

II. Gold is a metalick 
body, citrine^ ponderous^ 
mute, fulgid, equally dige- 
fted in the Bowels of the 
EarEh, and very long wafti- 
ed with mineral water ; un^ 
der the Hammer extenfiblc. 


Uof Calcwation : Set it\Mh\Q, and fuftammg the 

» a Brnace, and calcme 
] for 5 days, until the 
le he fuhtily' calcined: Then 
; it, grind it well, -wafli it 
(>Fi»e^^r[^«^r. Whether 
nt of Vinegar, or fome 
er acid Spirit?] and dry 
'n the Sun : Then grind it 
I with half its weight of 
ured or purified Sal Ar- 
•niack, and fet tt to he 
ohed, until the whole (by 
p of 'the Common Salt, 
i Sal ArmoniackJ is re 
'td into a tnofi clear water. 

lis is the pretious ferment 
: the Red Elixir, and Copper Mines. 

' C 2 4 

tryal of the Cupel and C^ 

III. From this definition 
you may conclude. That 
nothing is true Gold, unlcfs 
it has all the Caufes and 
Differences of the definiti- 
on of Gold : Yet whatever 
Metal is radically Citrine, 
and brings to equality, and 
cleanfes, it makes Gold of 
it ; from whence we di- 
fcern, that Copper may b« 
tranlmuted into Gold by 
i Artifice. For we fee in 
a certain 

595> S A L M 

water, which flows out, 
and carries with it thin 
(cales of Copper, which by 
a long continued courfe it 
w^fhes and cleanfes : But 
after fuch water ceafcs to 
flow, we find thefe thin 
Icales, with the dry Sand, 
in 3 years time to be dige- 
fted with the heat of the 
Sun ; and among thofe 
Seniles the pureft Gold is 
. tound. Therefore we judge, 
that thofe Scales were clean 
fed by the help of the wa- 
ter, but equally digefted by 
the heat of the Sun, in the 
drynels of the Sand, and 
fo brought to perfection. 

IV. Alfo Gold is of Me- 
tals the moif precious, and 
at is the Tinfture of Red 
neft, becaufc it tinges and 
transforms every Body. It 
is calcined and diflalved 
without profit, and is a Me- 
dicine rejoycing, and con- 
jerving the Body in Youth- 
fulnefs. It is moft eafily 
broken with Mercury^ and 
by tlic Odour of Lead. 
There is not any Body that 
in A<ft more agrees with it 
in their fubff ance than Lma 
^nd Jiipter'y but in weight, 


ON'S Uh 

deafnefi, and putrefcibil 
Saturn^ and in colour Veti 
But indeed Fenm in Peti 
is nearer L«;?^ than either 
piter^ or Saturn, then Satt 
lalfly Mars, Spirits are 
(b commixed with it, (t 
Sol) and by it fixed, but 
withoot great ingenuity ^ulpbi 
induftry, which the flos 
ful Artilt ftiall never att 
to the knowledge of. 


V. of the Nature of 
ft is created of the m 
fubtil fublHnce of Jrf^ mi 
J^tve, and of moft abfo| mi 
fixednefs > and of a m ior 
fmall quantity of Sulpli 
clean, and of pure redoi U 
fixed, clear, and chaoj irf 
from its own nature, tinjj iit( 
diar. And becaufe thj-olor 
happens a diverficy in 
lours of that Sulphur, 
Citrinicy or Ycllowne 
Gold, muit needs hav 
like Denfity. 

V J. That Gold is of 
moll fubtil fublfance of, 
gent ViVQ^ is moft evid< 
becaufe Argent Vive eal 
retains It ; tor Argent V\ 
retains not any thing wh 
is nof of its own Nar 


i^ it has the clear, 
naf feft by its fplendid 

adiant hrightneft, 
: ing it (elf not only 

)ay, but alfo in the 
And that it has a 
d1)ftance, void of all 
lir Sulphureity, is evi= 
^ h every Operation in 
Fi, for it is neither di- 
ilid, nor inflamed. 

il And that it is ting- 
i;)hurismanife(i"_, tor 
tixt with Argent Fife-, 
' >rms the lame into 
color: And being 
[d witli ftrong Igni- 
Bodies/o that the 
of them afcendSj 
psm it creates a moft 
color i and that it 
Wj is evident even 
ence it felf. 

/I . Therefore the moft 
til rubil-an«e of Argent 
'« rough t to Fixation^, 
I'tl purity of the fame, 
it: moit fubtil matter 
fixed, and 

G E B E R. 




rnir^ is the whole Ef 
itia natter of Gold. 

l^'But in it is found a 


greater quantity of Argent 
Fi^e than of Sulphur: There- 
fore Argent Vive has greater 
ingrefs into it. For this 
caufe, whatfoever body you 
would alter, alter them ac- 
cording to this Exemplar, 
that you may deduce them 
to the equality thereof. For 
Gold having a fubtil and 
fixt part, tho(e parts would 
in its Creation be much 
condenfed ; and this was 
the caufe of its great weight. 
Now by great decodion 
made by nature, a leifarely 
and gradual refblution of it 
was made, together with 
good infpilTaticn, and its 
ultimate mixtion, that it 
might melt in the lire. 

X- From what has been 
laid, it is evident, that a 
large quantity of Argem 
P'tve, is the caule of perfe- 
dion 5 but much of Sul- 
phur is the caufe of Cor- 
ruption. And unifcrmity oC 
juhfiancey which through 
the mixtion, is made by a 
natural decodion. is caufe 
of perfeftion ; hut di'verfitv 
of ftihfiance is the caufe of 
impcrfedion. Indu- 
ration , and inlpiiTation, 

394 S A L M 

which is made by a long 
and temperate decodlion/is 
a caufe of perfeftion^ but 
the contrary, of corruption 
and imperfeftion. There- 
fore if Sulphur fhall not du- 
ly fall upon Argent Vi've^ di- 
vers Corruptions muft ne- 
ceflarily be inferred^ ac- 
cording to the diverfity of 
it, as if it be all, or part of 
it fixed, or not fixed \ all, or 
part of it aduftible, or not 
aduilibls ; all clean, or half 
unclean, or it be much or 
little in quantity ,exceeding, 
or being diminijlied in pro- 
portion,n£ithef ovv^rcoming 
nor overcome. White or 
Red, or between both: 
From all which Diverficies 
divers Bodies were genera- 
ted in Nature. 

XI. A Sclar Medicine ej 
the Tttrd Order. It is made 
by the Ad ditament of Sul- 
phur, not burning, by way 
of fixation, and calcination . 
prudendy and perfeftly ad 
miniftred, and by manii^bld 
repetition of folution, until 
it be rendered clean ; Fo 
by the perfcd doing of theft 
things, irs cleanfmg by fub- 
limation will be compleat- 


ed. Thus. Reiterm 
lirnation of the not fit 
cf the Stone y with tl 
Sulphur^ conjoyning t 
cording to Art, till ti^ 
eiez/ated together^ a 
fixed fo^ as to abide in 
of the fire without i 
The oftner this C^ 
com pleating the Exi 
cy, ftiall be repeats 
more will the Exuj; 
of this Medicine be 
plied, and the ni 
goodnefs augmenta 
trie augmentation 
perfedion thereof 
mukiplyed alfo. 

XII. The whole ci, 
:mnt of the Magi fiery 
By the way c;f fubli 
die Stone and its 
ment may mofi 
be clean fed. and tl 
tlie Laws of Art, tl 
Cive muif be fixed if 
And in this order il 
pleated the moll 
Arcanum y which is 
every fecret of tf 
ences of this Worldj 
frealure inef^imabl< 
pofe your lelf by 
to it, with great i: 
and labor^ and a cpj 



of Meditation ; for 
fe you will find 
not otherwile. And 
in the preparation 

Stone, the reitcrati- 
gJieGoodnefs of Ad- 

'ation upon this Me- 
jnay with induftri- 

rarinefs, be fo far a 

Cj as to enable it to 

5 Argent: Vive into an 
true Soliftck, and 

ck, without the help 
thing more than its 


a. The moft high 
he maker of all things, 
i and Glorious^ be 
d 5 who has revealed 
he leries and order 
Medicines, with the 
ienceofthem, which 
jh his goodnefs, and 
inceffant Labor^ we 
ivfearched out; which 
'e!iave feen with our 
y, and handled with 
Ji lands, even the whole 
onkatment of the Ma- 
,it- y. But if we have 
'Oiealed any thing, ye 
«! of Learning wonder 
10 for we have not con< 
<^':d it from you^ but 
^■delivered it in fuch 

B E R. 59y 

Language^ as that it miy 
be hid from evil Men, and 
that the unjuft and Vile 
might not know it. But 
ye Sons of Doftrine, learch, 
and you fliall find this moft 
excellent gift of God, 
which he has referved for 
you. Ye Sons of folly, im- 
piety and prophanenefi, 
avoid you the (eeking after 
this Knowledge, it will be 
Snifnical and deftruftive to 
yoUj and precipitate you 
into the State of Contempt 
and Mifery. This gift of 
God is abfolutcly, by tho 
Judgment of the Divine 
providence, hid Fom you, 
and denyed you for ever. 

XIV. A filar Medicine of 
the third Order, It is made 
of Scl diffolvcd and prepar- 
ed after the manner of i>- 
na^m Chap, 46. SeB» 1 1, 
aforegoing, to which you 
muft add of 5«*-p^«r diffolv- 
ed 5 parts, of Arfenlck one 
part fas afcervvards is ftiew- 
ed) through all things do- 
ing, as in the place now 
cited is di reft 2d ; and it 
will be a Medicine tinging 
every Body » and Mercury it 
felf into true Sol^ or better^ 

39^ S A L M 

according t-o the way now 
fliewed. Read and perufe 
what we fliall direft, and 
thereby you will be able to 
tinge to infinity jtf you have 
underftanding, and erre 
not by the ambiguous (ay- 
ings of the Philofophers. 

XV. 'the Ferment of Sol 
for the Red. The Ferment of 
Sol is made of Gold, dif- 
folved into its own Water 
\^A^ua Regis] and deco£led 
and prepared by the direfti- 
ons in Chaf, 46. Se^i. 16. a- 
foregoing : So will you 
have the Ferment of Sol 
for the Red, which keep 
for ufe. 

XVI. The Ferment of 
Ferments upon Mercury for 
the Red. DiJJohe Sol in 
its own iihiter {which we fhall 

' hereafter teach) [ i. e. Aqua 
Regis] to this Gold dijfolved 
1 ounce, add Sulphur 2 
ounces ^ diffolved in the fame 

O N ' s i 

Water together "mth it^\ 
cury.3 ounces, alfo dtj 
Let all thefe he truly Mj 
into mofl ckr^r Water, 
being mixt.^ decoct fir on 
that they may he Ferwi 
then draw off the Wat 
ti^nes, each time cohol 
Incerate 7intb Tellow t 
Wax, that is ivith ha 
JVeight ofOjl of Bio 
Oyl of Eggs : then prcjei 
on crude Mercury^ as ^ 
reauifite. Hero no:^' 1;^ 
x you perfxr this\J 





, as we teadi 

bird Order, \nj(tk^ 
SeB.%i.%2,&c. followiMj'^1 
the Congelative Med^ 
Mercury, you will fit ^^^ 
Reiteration of the '^_ ^^ 
and by Subtilization. 
of, that one paru 
tinge infinite parts 1^^ 
cury into moft finer 
high Gold, more 
than any natural 





C H 


G E B E R. 



(i Of the Alchymie of Mercury, 

^Rgent Vive, which 

is alio called Mer 

a Viicous. Water 

owclsofthe Earthy 

i: temperate heat 

, ,, in a total Union. 

3D \ its kaft parts^ with 

ft (lance of White fub- 

Eah, until the humid 

:6 emperated with the 

, md the Dry with 

hnid equally. There 

eafily runs upon a 

:perficeSj by reafon 

acery humidity > but 

adjrs not^ althbugli it 

1 ifcous humidity, by 

of the drynefs o\ 

'mits it not to adhere, 
his is alfo as foms (ay ^ 
•ntter of Metals with 
, and eafily adheres 
" i Minerals^ viz,, Sa- 
^ (piter and Sol, bur to 
'^ lore ditficLikly, and 
fs more difficulty 


than to Luna ; but to Mars 
in no wife but by Artifice. 
Hence you may colleft a 
very great Secret. For it 
is amicable and pleafing to 
the Aletals, and the Me- 
dium of conjoyning Tin- 
duresi and nothing isfub- 
merged in Ardent Vtve, un- 
lefs it is SoL Yet Jufiter^ 
and Saturn^ Luna and Venm^ 
are dilTolved by it^ and 
mixed 5 and without it, can 
none of the Metals be gild- 
ed. It is fixed, and the 
Tinfture of Rednefe, of 
mofV exuberant perfe&ion. 
and fulgid fplendor ; and 
receeds not from the Com- 
mixtion, till it is in its own 
nature. But it is not our 
Medicine in its Nature, but 
it may lometimss help in 
the Cafe. 

III. Of the, SMimation of 

Argent Five. This Work is 

Icompleated with its Ter- 



reftieity is highly purified, | Sulphureity. Whe 
and its Aquofrty wholy re- ( this Sublimation is- 

moved. We remove it not 
by aduflion, becauie it has 
none^ fo the Art ot fepara- 
ting its luperfluous Earth is 
to mix it with thmgs, where 
with it has not Affiriky^ and 
often to reiterate the bub- 
limation from them. Of 
this kind isTalck, and the 
Calx of Egg-fhelis , and 
Calx of white Marble, as 
alfo Glafs in moft fubtii 
Pouder, and every kind of 
Salt prepared, for by thefe 
it is cleanfed ; but by other 
things having affinity with 
it, ( unlefs they be bodies 
of perfection ) it is rather 
Corrupted, becaufeall fuch 
things have a Sulphureity, 
which, afcending wirh it in 
Sublimation , corrupt it. 
And this you may find to 
be true by Experience, be- 
caule, when you (ublime it 
from Tin , or Lead , you 
find It , after Sublimation, 
infeded with blacknefs. 
Therefore its Sublimation 
is better made by thofe 
things which agree not with 
it ; but it would be better, 
by things with which it 
does agree, if they had not 

from Calx ^ than frc 
other things , becaui 

agrees little with iti 
has not Sulphureity. 

IV. But the way 
moving its fuperfluc 
quofity, is, that wh( 
mixed with Calces 
which it is to be fubl 
it be well Ground am 
mixt with them by Ii 
tion , untill nothingj 
appear, and after waJ 
Waterinefs of Imbil 
removed by a mod J 
heat of Fire, vhiq 
ceeding, the Aqu( 
Argent Vive receeds 
yet the Fire muff be 
ry Gentle , as that 
the whole fubffance- 
gent Vive alcend not. 

V. Therefore froi 
manifold reiteration 
bibition, with Conti 
and gentle Aflation, it 
ter A quofity is abol 
the refidueof which | 
moved , by repeatii 
Sublimation often, 
when you fee it is 
whitej exoelling 


J&renefs, and to ad- 
flfias^it were dead ) to 
p 'f es of the Veflell ; 
i !;ain reiterate its Sub 
tt-n , without the fe- 
. Icaiife part of it ad- 
•esxcd with the Feccs_, 

n never by any Art 

snuity be feparated 
tn^hem. Or , after- 
rd fix part of i: as we 
11 achy ou ; and when 
1 Ive fixed i:^ then rei- 
itt Sublimation of the 

maining, that it may 

febe fixed. 

Being fixed, referve 

fir ft prove it upon 
if it flow well, then 
ive ad mini ft red fuffi- 
Sublimation •» but if 
dd to it Ibme i'mall 

Argent Vive fublim'd , 
iterate the Sublima 
II your end be accom 

; for if it has a Lu- 
d moft white Color^ 
S porous , then you 

^ell fiiblimed it ; o- 
jife, not therefore in 

jparation of it made 
ft)limation , be not 
lent, becaufe (iich as 

infing ftiall be, fuch 
its PerfedioHj in 

G E B E R, 



projefting of ?t upon any 
of the imperfeft Bodies, 
and upon its own Body un- 
prepared. • 

VII. Yet here note, that 
fome have by it formed 
Iron ^ fome Lead, others 
Copper , and others Tin 5 
which happened to them 
through negligence in the 
Preparation ; (bmetimes of 
it alone y fometimes of Sul- 
phur , or of its Compeer 
Arfenick^ mix with it. But 
if you {hall by Subliming, 
diredly cleanfe and pcrfed: 
this Subjeft, it will be a 
firm and perfed Tinfture 
of IVhttenefs , the like of 
which is not in being bc- 

VIII. Of the Coagulation 
of Mereurjf Coagulation is 
the reducing a Liquid body 
to a folid Subftance , by 
privation of the humidity : 
and is of Service, i. For 
Indurating Argent Vive^ 
which needs one kind of Coa- 
gulation, 2. For freeing dif" 
jolved Medicines from their 
watrinefs, which requires a* 
notber. Argent Five is coa- 
gulated two ways: One by 

' wafting 

400 S A L M 

wafting away its whole in- 
nate humidity from it: the 
other by Infpiffation , till 
it bo hardned,. which is a 
laborious work. Some 
thought ihe Art of its Co- 
aguhcion was to keep it 
long in a temperate Fire^ 
who when they thought 
they had coagulated it, af- 
ter removal of it from the 
Fire^ found it to flow as be- 
jfore ; whence they judged 
the work Im poffibie. 

IX- Others , from natu- 
ral principles , fuppofing 
that uvery humidity muii 
neceffarily by heat of Fire 
be converted into Diynefi, 
indeavored by Conltancy 
and perfeverance ^ to con- 
tinue the Conleivation o\ 
it in the Fire^ till Ibme of 
them converted it, into a 
White-Stone ; others into a 
Red '^ others into a Citrine; 
which neither had Fu/ion^ 
nor Ingrefs ; for. which 
caufe they alfo caft it a 

. X. Others endeavoured 
to coagulate it with iMetU 
q'nvSj but effed:ed it not 
aiid io were deluded . 



XL Others com'^m 
Artificial Medicines, 
gulated it in projd 
but that was not proii 
becaufe they converi 
into an imperfeft '. 
the caufe of which 
could not fee. The n 
and caufes of thefe ( 
therefore we think fit 
clare , that the f^i 
may come to the i 
ledgof his Arc. 

XII. Now , as thi 
(lance of Argent Vive, 
nifornij fo it is not pcj ^ 
in a lliort time, by ke 
it eonftantiy in a cont 
Fire to remove its A^i 
to that too much ha 
the caufe of the firfl: 
And being of a fubti 
;Unce, it receeds fi'ol 




Fire ^ therefore exc 
Fire, is the caufe of i;l| 
ror of thofe Men^:i 
whom it flies 


I[, It is eafily mixed 
ulphur, Jrfenick^ ^nd 
afite , by reafon of 
lunity in their Na- 
therefore it appears 
Coagulated by them, 
■)t to the form of a Bo- 
. i t of Argent Vive mix- 
h Lead; for thele' 
iugitive , cannot re 
in the Gontelt of 
mil it can attain to 
ure of a Body ; but 
jh the Imprelfion of 
; they fly with it j 
is is the caufe of the 
f them who fo Coa 

^. Al(b Argent Vive 

s rich humidity joynsd 

: J which cannot 

»fli y be feparated from 

K by Violence of Fire 

adhibitedj with con 

jn of it in its own 

and they by aug- 

g this its own Fire, 

as it can bear, take 

the humidity of Ar 

'e i leaving no part 

'nt for Metalick Fufi- 

lich being taken away 

[tot be Melted, 'which 

pufs of their Error^ 

E B E R. 4^1 

who coagulate it into a 
Stone not fufible, 

XV. In like manner ^ 
Argent Vtvehsis Sulphureous 
parts naturally mixt with 
it ; yet fome Argent Vive 
has more, (bmelels, which 
to remove by Artifice is 
impoffible. Now feeing it 
is the property of Sulphur 
mixt with Argent Vive^ to 
create a Red or Citrine Co- 
lor (according to its mea- 
fure) the ablation of that be- 
ing Made _, the property 
of Argent Vive is by Fire to 
give a white Color. This 
is the caufe of the variety 
of Colors^ after its Coagu- 
lation into a Stone. Like- 
wife it has the Earthinefs of 
Sulphur mixt with it, by 
which all its Coagulations 
miilf neceflarily be infefted. 
And this the caufe of the Er- 
ror of thofe who coagulate 
it into an imperfeft Body. 

XVL Therefore it hap- 
pens from the diverfity of 
the Medicines of its Coagu- 
lation y that divers bodies 
are Created in its Coagu- 
lation y and from the Di- 
verfity of that like wife 
D d whac 


what is to be coagulated. 
For if either the Medicine^ 
or that^ has a Sulphur not 
fixed, the body created of 
it J mnfl: needs be foft : but 
if fixed the body nuift ne- 
ceflarily be hard. AUo, if 
TFhite, White; and if Red, 
Red ; and if the Sulphur 
be remifs from IVbite or 
Ked ; the Body likewife 
muft be re mils ; and if 
Earthy, the body muft be 
imperfeft i if not ^ not fo. 
Alio every not fixed Sulphur 
creates a Livid hodj ; but 
the fixed, as much as in it , 
lies, the Contrary : and the | 
pure fubftance of it creates 
*a pure body h the not pure, 
not ib. 

XVIL AUo the fame di^ 
verfity doth in like manner 
happen in Argent Vive a- 
lone, without the Commix- 
tion of Sulfhur^ by reafon 
of the diver lity of ?ur idea- 
tions and preparations of it in 
Medicines. Therefore an 
lUufion happens from the 
part of the Diverfity of the 
Medicines ; fo that fome- 
dmes in the Coagulation of 
itj it is made Lead^ fome- 
times Tm^ fometimus Cop- 


per^ ibmetimes Iron ; vol 
happens by reafon of, 
rity. And fometii 
ver or Gold is made tl 
which muft needs pre) 
from Furityj with co^ 
ration of the Colors. 

XVIIL But Argent 


is Coagulated by the ispi 

quent precipitation 


with Violence, by theiJaftSj 




able heat of ftrong 
For the Alperity of Fij 
fily removes its Aquojti itt 
this Work is beft done [,or 
Veffel of a great leng J; C 
the fides of which i 
finde place to Cool 
Adhere, and Cby : 
of the Length of the 
fel) to abide, and n< 
till it can again be p 
tated to the Fiery ' 
the fame ; which mi ^^^ 
ways ftand very hot j 
great Ignition : as fe. 
lame precipitation h 
tinued , till it be g^j^i 

XIX. It is alfo (I 
lated, with longan^ 
ftant retention in d 
in a Glafs Veffell, 
very long Neck, an( 



a the Orifice of the 
being kept open, that 
:(Limidity may vanifli 
\y. Alfoit is coagula- 
' a Medicine conveni- 
r itj which we will 
Minon ; which Medi- 
le i of it^ and is that, 
lie moft nearly adheres 
it, n its profundity ; and 
^ mixed throughly in 
parts, before it can 
ly. Therefore there 
isceffity of collet^ling 
m things conveni- 
^xt, or agreeing with 
jne : Of this kind are 
ksy 2L\ib Sptlfhur^ and 

But becauie we lee 
y of the Bodies in its 
to coagulate it ; but 
flys from them, how 

foever they agree 
a* ; we have there- 
nfidered^that no Bo- 
3res to ic in its inmoft 
Wherefore, thatMe- 
muft needs be of a 
ubtil fabftance, and 
quid fufionithan Me- 
smfelves are. Alfo 
>irits, remaining in 



w ajture, we fee not a 
Moti of it to be! 

E B E R. 403 

made, which is firm and 
ftable ; but fugitive, and of 
much infeftion. Which 
indeed happens by reaibn 
of the flight of the Spirits i 
but the other from the com- 
mixtion of the Aduftible 
and Earthy fubftance of 

XXL Hence then it is 
manifeftly evident _, that 
from whatfberer thing the 
Medicine thereof is extra- 
fted that muft neceffarily 
be of a moft fubtil and moft 
pure fubftance, of its own 
nature adhereing to it ; and 
of liquefadion moft eafie, 
and thin as water; and alfo 
be fixed againft the violence 
of fire. For this will coa- 
gulate it, and convert the 
lama either into a Solar or 
Lumr nature : Studioufly 
exercife your felf upon 
what we have fpoken, and 
you will find the Myftery 

XXII. But that you may 
not blame us, as if we had 
not fufficiently fpoken 
thereof, we fay, that this 
Medicine \$ extracted from 
Mit^liifk Bodies themfelves, 
D.d :a with 

404 SAL 

with their Sulphur, or Jrje- 
nick prepared : Likewile 
from Sulphur alone_,or Arfe- 
flick prepared ; and it may 
be extrafted from Bodies 
only. But from Argent 
Vi've alone, it is more eafily; 
and more nearly, and more 
perfeftly found; becaufe 
nature more amicably em- 
braceth its proper nature, 
and in it more rejoyces than 
in any extraneous nature ; 
and in it is a facility of ex- 
traftion of the fublknce 
thereof, feeing it already 
hath a liibftance fubtil in 
Aft. Now the Tvays of ac 
quiring this Medicine, are 
by fuhlimation^ as is by us 
iufficiently declared : And 
the way of fixing it follows. 
But the way of Coagulating 
things diffolved, is by a 
Glais in Sand, with a tem- 
perate fire, until their aquo- 
ifity vanifh. 

XXIII. The way of fixing 
Argent Vtve, is the fame 
with the way of fixing Sul- 
pbur and Arfenick ; and thefe 
waies differ not, unlefs that 
Sulphur and Arfnick cannot 
be fixed if their moft thin 
iaflanwble parts, be not f e- 

XXIV. of the iMljodi 

Coagulating of Argent ^^^. 

It is taken from fuch ^j^^j^ 

ter, as the matter it \^^\^ 

('viz. as we have befo ^^^^ 

clared} and that isj^b* [u 

/x'g./reeineic l- 


Argent Vi'ue,(kQ\ng 
ly made to fly, withoi 
Inflamation,)may fud 
adhere toit^ in its pi [^ 
dity, and be coi " 
with it, in its lead part 
likewife infpiflate, ant| 
ferve it in the fire by it, 
fixation, until it* be 
able to fufl-ain the 
Fire, conibming its 
dity 5 andgonvertitb; 


net of this^ in a mement^ 
igtiQ Solifiek and Luni 
: ^'ccording to that for 
the Medicine was 

Xy. But ieeing, we 
drt any thiugmore to 
'sewith itj then Jhat^ 
ids of its own nature^ 
:rc>re by reafon of thisj 
^ged, that with2l>^^, 
iKdicine thereof might 
co'ipleated ^ and we en- 
ivrred by Arc to make 
{pm of the Medicine 
•ftiDle to the famcj 'viz», 
lat t be prepared in the 
ithi and way now men- 
ne, withtheinftanceof 
ig )ntinued labour \ by 
lie all the fubcil and mort 
re ubOance of it^ may 
red perfectly White 
^'■?, but intenfly Citrine 

W. Now this cannot 
[apleated^ lo as tocre- 
litrine Color^ with- 
[*'. mixtion of a Thing 
f; it, which is of its 
iture- But with this 
ofture fubftanceof Ar- 
9^(ve^ the Medicine is 
'*:edby this our Art, 

E R. 4of 

which moft nearly adheres 
to Argent Five, and is moft 
eafily fluxed^ and coagulates 
it^ for it converts it into a 
true Solifiek and Lunifick* 
with Preparation of that at 
ways preceeding. 

XXVII. The grand flue- 
Bion is^ from what things 
this fubftance of Argmt Vi- 
ve may beft be extradcd ? 
To which we Anlwer : It 
muft be taken from thofe 
things in which it is : But 
according to Nature^ it is 
as well in Bodies^ as in Ar- 
gent Vive it felf, feeing they 
are found to be of one Na- 
ture : In Bodies more diffi- 
cultly ; in Argent Vive more 
nigh, or eafily, but not 
more perfeAly. Therefore 
of what kind foever th^ 
Medicine is to be, the Me- 
dicine of this PretiousStone^ 
muft be as well (ought in 
Bodies, as in the fubrtanc^ 
of Argent Vive, 

XXVIII. But as to th 

Fixing of Argent Vive, you 
muft know, that it may be 
done, without being turned 
into E^rthj and like wife 
fixed with converfion of it 
Dd 3 imo 

4o6 S A L M 

into Earth. Forbyhaften- 
ing to its fixation, which is 
made by frecijitation, it is 
fixed and turned into Earth. 
Alfoby thefucceflive/^^//- 
mation oi it often repeated, 
it is fixed likewile^ and not 
changed into Earthy but 
gives Metallick fufion. This 
is manifeft to^ and proved 
by him who has experien- 
ced both fixations thereof^ 
even to the Confummation of 
the Work ; both by the ha- 
fty freciptation ; and alfo by 
the flow, with continually 
repeated fublimations. 

XXIX. This therefore is 
becaufe it has a vifcous and 
denfe lubftance^ the fign of 
which is the grinding of it 
by lmbibition_, and mixtion 
with other things. For 
Vifcofity is manifeltly per- 
ceived in it, by the much 
adherency thereof. That 
it has a denfe [uhHance, he 
that has but one Eye, may 
manifeftly (ee by its afpe^j 
and by poifing the valt 
Weight thereof. For while 
it is in its own Nature, it 
exceeds Gold in weighty 
being of a moft Ihong 
Compofition. Whence it is 


manifeft, that it m^ 
fixed wichout confuin 
of its humidity, and 
out converfion of it 

XXX. For by real * 
the good adherent ^Z 
parts^ and the ftreng 
its mixtion ; if the pj 
it be any wife infpiffil ^^\ 
Fire, it permits it fJ 
farther to be corru 
nor fuffersit felf(by 
grefs of a furious flanrt 
it) to be elevated intc 
becaufe it admits 
Rarefadion, ot its fe 
reafon of its denfitj 
want of Aduftion, w 
made by combuftib 
pbureity, which it 



XXXT. Hence i? 

Firli:, Tie Caufes of ii 
ruftion of e-very of the 
by fire, which is, i.Fn 
IncluHon of a burni 
phureity in the prof ti 
of their fubltance, d 
filing them by Inflan 
and exterminating the i^\ 
into fume;w\th extr«ai 
fumption of whatev 
gent Five, is in th 




G E B E R. 

!?ixation. 2. From a 
lication upon them^ 
exterior flame, pene- 
and refolving them 
itbt felf into fume, of 
)W great fixation (bever, 
i^hieh is in them is. 
>m the Rarefaftionof 
by Calcination, for 
flame or fire, does 
letrateintOj andex- 
Inatethem. Therefore 
Caufes of Corruption 
fuch Bodies muft 
be exceedingly cor- 
But if not all, the 
hon is according to the 
jer and proportion of 
Lufes which remain. 


cably refts, rejoycing there- 
in, pofl!effing Perfed^ion, as 
we have found, with an 
Approximate Potency. 

JI. Secondly, The 
of Goodnefsy and fiirity 
\h Metal. For feeing 
\ Argent Vive, for no 
;s of Extermination^ 
ts it feir to bs divided 
arts in its conipolid- 
ecaufe it either with 
hole fuhflance receeds 
"Ot the fire, or with its 
h a remains permanent 
^ ) there is neceilarily 
ol ved in it a caufe of per- 
Aai: For it is that which 
i^€::omes Fire^and by Fire 
n overcome, but it ami- 

XXXIII. Of the Purifica- 
tion of Argent Vife. It is 
cleanfed two ways, either 
by [uhlimaticnpi which we 
have iKewed the way al- 
ready ; or by way of a 
Lavament, of which the 
way is thi?. Put Argent 
Vive into a Stone,or Earthen 
Difti, and pour upon it as 
much Vinegar^ as is fuffici- 
ent to cover it : Set it over 
a gentle fire, and let it heat 
fo far, as you may well hold 
your Fingers in it, and no 
more. Then ftir it about 
with your Fingers until it 
be divided into mofi: fmall 
Particles, in the fimilitude 
of Powder ; and continue 
ftirring it, until all the Vi- 
negar be wholly confumed : 
After which walli away the 
Earthinels remaining with 
Vinegar, and cart: it away : 
Repeating this walhing ib 
often, till che Earthinels of 
the Mercury is changed into 
a moll pcrfeft Coelefline 
colour, which is a fign that 
it is throughly' walfeed. 



S A L M 

XXXIV. of the Nature of 
Argent Vive. There is a 
neceffity of removing itsSu 
perfluitie?^ for it hss Caiifes 
fubftance^ and an aduiti- 
ble vvatrinefs widiout In- 
flamation. Yet fonie have, 
thought it to have no fuper- 
fiuoiis Earth and Unclean- 
nefs^ but that is vain, and 
3iot true f For we fee it to 
confirt of much lividnefs^, 
and not ot whicenefs; we 
fee alfo a black and Fecu- 
lent Earth, to be feparated 
from it, with eafie Arti^ce, 
by a Lavation^ as abovefaid. 
But becaufe Vv^e are by that 
to acquire a two-told perte 
ttion, ^iz,. I. To make c- 
Medianc, 2. To perfctl it. 
Therefore we mult neceifi- 
rily prepare the fame by 
the degrees of a two- fold 
purificatmt h for two ckan- 
Tings of Mercury^ are necei- 
fary. One by Sublimation 
tor the Medicine, which 
iliall be here fhewed : The 
other by a La^ament for 
coagulation, which we have 
fhewed at Se^f. 5 5, above. 

XXXV. For if we would 

ombuf lion^ and not t< 
it felf, but to make A 
which is a perfe^tioa 
manifold Experiences* | 
we fee Argent Vive. 
nearly to adhere to 
F/x'e, and to be mori 
I loved by the fame. 5. 
next to it Gold has p 
at,id a fee r chat Sd'ver, , ij as 

t follows, that Argen^;i,\ 
is more friendly to ii%i 
nature ; but we fee i 
Bodies not to have fo g 
conformity to, or t 
with it; and theretore 
find them in very deed i^j 
to partake of the m 
thereof. And whatfo 
Bodies wc fee more tc 




laVlIl. G E B E R 

l^om aduftion, thofe 
6^ re to partake more 
theiature of it ; there- 
•eiismanifeftj that Ar- 
^ ive is the perfeftive 

. ative from Adufti- 

ich is thoVhimaCe of 


Pvil. The fecond 
■ of its Purifieation, is 
WmSfiagulanon : And the 
Mg away of icsearthi- 
r?, or one day only is 
ir for it ; the method 
ch wafhing we have 
declared, at 5e^7. 55. 
ing : Bting there- 
K-throughiy waihed, 
upon it the Medi- 
f Coagulation^ and it 
e coagulated into a 
or Lunifick iubfi'ance, 
o» ing as the Medicine 
IS e Dared. From what 
iaid^ it is man i fell, 
rgent Vive is not per- 
in its nature ; but 
|liatcer is^ which is pro- 
of ic by our Art. 
lb likewife^ is it in 
(rand ArfemcL There- 
1 thefe it is Mot poffi- 
) follow nature, but 
r- natural Artificei 

XXXVIII. It is alfo un- 
deniably manifeft that bo- 
dies containing the greateft 
quantity of Argent Vi've are 
/'(?^z>jofperfedion. Where- 
fore it is to be fuppofed, 
that thofe hod'iti are more 
nigh to perfeftion, which 
more amicably imbibe Ar- 
gent Vi^e. The fign of this 
is the eafie (iifception of ^r- 
gent Vive by a Solar or Lu- 
nar body of Perfeftion. For 
this fame reafon ^ if a body 
altered do not eafily receive 
Argent Vive into its 5ub- 
ftance , it muft needs be 
very remote from this per- 
fedion fpoken of. 

XXXIX. The preparation 
of Argent Vive. Take of it 
one found: Vitriol Rubified^ 
two pounds : RocJd Alum Cal- 
cmd^ one found : Common 
Salt^ half a f&imd : Nitre ^ four 
ounces : Incorporate all together 
and fubli?ne. Gather the 
white and Denfe, and pon- 
derouSj which will be found 
about the fide of the Ve(- 
fel ^ and keep it for ufe. 
Now, if in the hrft Subli- 
mation, you fhall finde ic 
Turbid or Unclean ('which 

4IO S A-X. M 

may be thro Carlefnefs) 
fublimeit again, with the 
lame FceccSj and referve 
it as before. 

XL. The Regiment of Mer- 
gtirj. It is done two ways. 
I. You muft Amalgamate 
it^ well wafhed and puri- 
iied as under dirc(5led. 2. 
You muft Diftill it and 
thence make an Aqua Vita 
or Spirit of Wine. The 
firft way. Take of Metxu- 
ry 40 Ounces^ of Sol. of Lu- 
naj of Venus , of Saturn^ 
ana one Ounce y melt thefe ho- 
Mesfirfi the Venus ^W Luna^ 
Jecondly the Sol, thirdly Sa- 
turn : Take all out of the Fire ; 
halving melted them in a large 
Crucible y and your Mercury 
in readimfsy made hot in ano- 
ther : and when the faid Me- 
tals begin to harden, fouer in 
the Mercury Lufurly ^ (lir- 
ring the mixture with a fttck^ 
jetting it again on the Fire^ 
and taking it ojf^ untill they 
he all amalgamated^ with the 
whole Mercury. Tihis Amal 
gam a pa to be {MJ]olved for 
fevin days J Extrat'l the tva- 
ttr with a CUihy make the 
refidueVolatile, giving Fire of 
Ignition* Jhis again imbibe 

. \ 


with its vfhole water ^ 
it to be generated , anm 
to be dry ed for forty day 
you will finde a Stone y 
fut to be fixedy fo 
have a Stone augment 
Infinity. In this 
have expounded all 
which we hare wrii 
divers Books. 

XLI. The fublimat^^ 
Mercury, If you woa 
fedrly fublime it, yoi 
add to every pound ■ttie 
common Salt two jHfp 
and a half^ Salt-PeteBy 
a pound: mortify thcBsiK 
cury wholly, grindinj 
together with Vinej 
til nothing of the i>K$, 
appear living in the] 
ture, then fublime 
cording to Art. It is ^^i t 

XLIT. The Sublime 
Red vlsrc-iry. Tai^ 
found of it, mix and j 
grind it with VitrOil, 
ana one pound , a?jd 
It from them Red andl 

X-LIII. Oat of al 
has been faid it 




m evident Demonftrad- 
l|hat our Stone is pro- 
rt sd out of the lubftance 
:, gent Vive \ But to un- 
c^the Clofure of Art, 
01 muft ftudy to relblve 
oxSol into their own dry 
.;„ '_, which the vulgar call 
1^, mj : And it is io, that 
I ^denary proportion (of 
h( folutive water) may 
oain only one part of 
htperfeft'body. For if 
g gentle fire^ you well 
?m thefej you will find 
the fpace of 40 days) 
body converted into 
e water : and the fign 
1 perfeft diffolution is 
likneis, appearing on its 

G E B E R. 


the White Vafie is extra^ed 
from Jupiter <3(wi Saturn \ hut 
the Red from Venus and Sa- 
turn : But every Body mufi 
he difjolved by its J elf in the 

XLV. Sulphur we have 
proved is corruptive of eve- 
ry kind of Perfeftion : But 
Argent Vive is perfedive in 
the Works of Nature^ with 
complcat Regiment. So we, 
not changing, but imitating 
Nature, (in Works poffible) 
do likewife afTume Argent 
Vive in the Magiftery of 
this Work, for a Medicine 
of each kind of Perfeftion » 
viz,, both Lunar and Solar ^ 
as well of Imperfect Bodies^ 
3LSofJrgent Vive Coagulablc. 
And feeing there is a two- 
fold difference of Medi- 
cinQS^ one of Bodies, but the 
other of Argent Vive truly 
coagulable, we fliall here 
dilcourfe it. 

ilV. But if you en- 
^rour to perfeft both 
rks, the White and the 
1, diifolve each of the 
ments by themfelves^ 

keep them. This is 
'Argent Vive extracted 
B Argent Vive, which 
intend for Ferment. But 
iPafte to be fermented, 
cxtrad in theulual man 

from im per fed bodies, 
id of this we give you a 
leral Rule, which is^ 7hat\ Lunar Order, learn to be 

XLVI. The matter pr 
fe, oF this Medicine of eve- 
ry kind is one only 5 already 
fufficiently known. Take 
cherefore"^ that, and if you 
I will work according to the 

412 S A L M 

expert in Operating, and 
prepare that ^ with the 
known ways of this Magi- 
ftery. The intention of 
which iSj That you fliould 
divide the pure fubftance 
from it^ and fixt part there- 
of, but leave a part for ce- 
rating ; and (b proceeding 
through the whole Magi- 
ftery^ till you compleat its 
defired fufion. If it fud- 
denly flows m hard Bodies^ 
it IsperfeSi^; but m [oft Bo- 
dies^ the contrary. For this 
Medicine projected upon 
any of the Imperfeft Bo- 
dies^ changes it into a per- 
fect Lunar Body^ if the 
known Preparations have 
been firft given to this Me- ^ 
dicine : But if not, it leaves ' 
the lame diminilhed, yet 
in one only difference of 
Perfedrion it perfefts, as 
much as depends on the 
Adminiftration of the Or^ 
der of a Medicine of this 
kind. But this diae Adnii^^ 
niitration not preceeding^ 
according to the third Or- 
der, it perkcls in projedion 

o N ' s im 

XLVII. A Solar 3 

cine fofthe Second Gift 
of every of the impefc^ 
Bodies, is the fame tT:te 
and participates of theim 
Regiment of Preparli«, 
Yet in this it differs,i;r' 
in the greater fubtizj 
tion of parts, by p)p{ 
ways of digeftion, aili 
the commixtion of Ibi' 
Sulphur (under the ig 
men of Preparation m 
niftredj with the adctio" 
of the matter now knjwi 

XLVIII. The Regijer 

of it is the fixadon of fc 
Sulphur^ and the ft 
thereof : For with 
Medicine is tini^ 
with it projcded up 
very of the Bodies di 
Ihed from perfeftio 
com pleats the fame in 
lar Complement^ as m 
depends upon a M 
of the Second Ordc 
known and cercain p 
ration of the imperfeft 
prececding. Alfo the 
projefted upon Luffa^ 
fefts it much J in a pe 
Solar compleatment. 



G E B E R. 




O F 



The IntrodnSiion to this Second Boo\ 

■^HERE are two 
* things to be deter- 
li viz,' the Principles 
is Magiftery, and the 
ftion of the fame. The 
iples of this Art, are 
^ays or Methods, of 
,*perations^ to which 
jtift applys himielf in 
/ork of this Magiilery : 
5 ways are divers in 
fclves: As^ i. Suhli- 
f^n, 2, Defcenfon. ^. Di- 
i^i ion, 4. Calcination. 
^litim. 6. Coagulaticfn. 

All which we Ihall with 
much plainnefs declare. 

IT. The perfection con- 
fifts I. Of thofe things^ and 
from the confideration of 
thofe things by which it is 
attained. 2. Fromthe con- 
fideration of things helping. 
3. From the confideration 
of that thing which laftly 
perfeds. 4. And from that 
by which it is known^ whe- 
ther the Magiftery was in 
perfeftion or not. 



III. Theconfiderationof 
thole things by which we 
attain to the Compleatment 
of the Work, is the confi- 
deration of the Subftance 
manifeftj and of manifeft 
Colors, and of the weight 
in every of the Bodies to be 
changed, and of thofe Bo- 
dies that are not changed, 
from the Radix of their 
Nature, without that Arti- 
fice : and the confideration 
of thofe likewile that are 
changed, in the Radix of 
their Nature by Artifice: 
with the confideration of 
the Principles of Bodies, 
according as they are pro- 
found, occult, ormanifeff; 
and according to their Na 
turcs, with or without Ar- 

IV. For \^ Bodies and their 
Principles, be not known 
in the profound or manifeff 
properties of their Natures, 
both with and without Ar- 
tifice, what is fuperfluous, 
and what is wanting or de- 
feftive in them, cannot be 
known , and our not know- 
ing thole_, would of necef- 
fity hinder us^froRi ever at- 


jcainining to the perfJ 

jof their Tranfmutatioil 

V. The confiderati 
things helping Perfc 
is the confideration oi 
Nature of thofe ti 
which we fee adhere tl 
dies without Artifice, 
to make Mutation 
thefe are, Marchafite^ 
nefia, Tut'ta^ Ant%mony\ 
Lafis Lazuli, And th 
fideration of thofe Wi6 
without adherency, elm 
Bodies ; (iich arc Salts, A 
lumSj Nitre^ Borax, hii 
and other things of likfljr 
ture, : And the conf^^^ 
tion of Glafs of all fort. 
things cleanfing by ■«^ 

VI. But the confidci 
of the thing that perfe^oii 
the confideration of cl 
the pure Subftance of - 
f^i've ; and it is the ~ 
which from the Subi 
of that, took begini™^ 
and of which it wascr( 
This Matter is not 
Fiz'e in its Nature, mm,\ 
its whole Subffance, Ht| 
is part of it : nor is it ■(> 
but when the Stone is 



Laftly, The confi- 
Miof the thing, or 
iTryal and Examina- 
by which it is known, 
erthe Magiftery be 
feSionornot ; arifes 
the confideration of i. 

E B E R. 4ir 

4. Expofing it to the' Vapourv 
of Acid Things, ^, Extin- 
ction, 6. Commixtion of Sul- 
phur burning Bodies: 7* Rg' 
duBicn after Calcinaticn. 8; 
Sufception of Argent VivCi^ 
All which with the former 
we declare, with their Cau- 
fes from Experiences, by 
which you may certainly 
know, we havi not er- 


'df Sublimation^ Veflels^ Furnace?. 

"'Hecaufe of the In- 
vention of Subli- 
, was to unite Bo- 
with Spirits 3 (dnce 
fig can poffibly be u- 

with a Body but a 
) Or to find Ibme- 

that can contain in 
f the nature both of 

and Spirit,which be- 
aft upon bodies, (wich- 
eing^firft purifiedj ei' 
give not perfed Go- 
or elfe totally corrupt, 
defile, and burn 
, ^nd this according 

to the diverfitie of the lame 

II. For Sulphur^ Arfenick 
and MarchafitCy are burn- 
ings and wholly corrupt: 
Tutia (of every kind^ burns 
not, yet gives animperfed: 
Color, I. Becaule its aduft- 
ive Sulphureity, which is 
eafily inflamed and black- 
ens is not removed. 2. Be- 
caule its Earthinels is not 
feparated : for Aduftion 
may create a Livid Color, 
and Earthinels may form it. 
it. III. 


S A L M 

III. Thele things there- 
fore we are conftrained to 
clcanfefrom their burning 
Sulphuriety or Un^liiofity, 
and Earthy fuperfluity, and 
this can be done by no Ar- 
tifice but by Sublimation : 
for when Fire elvevates^ it 
makes afcend always the 
morelubtile parts, leaving 
behind the more Grofs. ' 

IV. Hence it is raanifeft 
that Spirits arc cleanied 
from their Earthinefi by 
Sublimation, which Earthi- 
nefi impeded Ingrefs^ and 
gave an impure or dimi- 
niflied Color : from which 
being feparared , they are 
freed from their Impurity^ 
and are made more fplen- 
did , more pervious ^ and 
more eafily to enter and 
penetrate the denfity ot! 
bodies, with a pure and | 
perfeft Tindure. I 

V. Aduftion is alfo taken | 
away by Sublimation ; for 
Arfenick which before Sub- i 
limation was apt to aduftion : 
after Sublimation, will not! 
be Inflamed, bur receedsj 
without Inflamationj the! 

ON'S, H 

fame you may find. 
phur. And becaufe 
other things than in 
we law an adherei 
Bodies with Aheratic 
were neceffitated cp| 
choice of them^ andi 
rifie them by Sublime 

VI. Sublimation 
is the Elevation of a I 
thing by Fire^ with 
rency to its Veffel 
done diverfly accordi 
the diverfity of Spii 
be fublimed : for fbi 
Sublimed with ffronj 
tion > others with 
rate, and Ibme agi 
a remife heat of Fire« I 

VII. Arfenick^ an 
phur J are Sublimed 
remifs Fire ; for othe 
having their moft 
parts uniformly mix 
conjoyned with the 
their whole fub 
would afcend bla 
burnt,, without any 
fication : therefore 
mud find out tht fr6^ 
of the Fire, and the 
cation y with com 
of the Feces or Goffei 
that they may be ke 

aXL. GE 

and hot fuffered to 


n« In Sublimation a 

old degree of Fire is 

obferved. i. One, 

apportioned^, as to make 

i;end only tlie Altend^ 

H): fUrt, and Livid parts, 

II )u manifeftly fee they 

e :leanfed from their 

ir ly feculency. 2. A- 

t\ r degree is^ that what 

he fure Effinct remain- 

1. the Feces, may be 

HJd with greater force 

t^ ^it. with Ignition 

bottom of the Veilelj 

f the Feces therein^ 

you may fee with 

Eye. ^. The other 

lis^ a TJiofl 7veak Fire, 

?1s to be given to the 

idte without the Feccs^ 

t"TcarceIy any thing 

nay afcend^, but that 

yhich is them oft fub- 

t thereof^ and which 

work is of no value, 

'.tit is a thing by help 

lioh Adu/lion is made 


The whole intention 
)reof Sublimation is 
li TheEarthinefs be- 

B E R. 417 

ing removed by a due pro- 
portion of Fire. 2, And 
the moft fiibtil and fumous 
part, which hniigs AdufttoH 
with Corruption, being caft 
away, we may have the 
pure Subftance^ confifting 
in Equality, of fimple Fu- 
fion upon the Fire, and 
without any /Idufticnpt fly- 
ing from, the Fire, or Infla- 
mation thereof; 

X. Now that that which 
is moft fubti! is aduftive/ is 
evident, for that Fire con- 
verts to its own nature, all 
thofe things which are of 
affinity to it : it is of affini- 
ty to every aduftible thing t 
and every thing the more 
fubtil the more aduftible, 
therefore' Fire is of molt 
affinity to what is moft fubr 

XL The fame is proved 
by Experience ; for Sulphur 
or Arfnick notfublimed, are 
moft eafily inflamed, and 
of the two. Sulphur the 
more eafily : but either be- 
ing fublimed, are not di- 
redly inflamed, but fly a- 
way, and are extenuated 
without Inflamation, yet 
£ e wiih 


with A preceeding F(ifion 

XII. Now the proof in 
the adminiftration oiFxees^ 
with their proportion, is, 
that fuch Matter be chofen, 
with which the Spirits to be 
ftblimed may beft agree, 
and wherewith they may 
be the more intimately 
miH^d; for tlut Matter 
with which they are or may 
be moft united, will be 
more potent in the reten- 
tion of the Faces of the 
Matter to be fublimed \ the 
reafen ot which is evident. 

XIII. But the addition of 
Forces \s neceflary, becaufe 
Snlfbi^r or Arfenick to be fu- 
blimed, if they be not con- 
joyned with the F^osces of 
(ome fixed thing, would 
neceffarily ^fccnd with 
their whole fubllance not 
cleanfed, which thing we 
know by experience to be 
truth : this is proved, be- 
caufej if the Faeces be not 
permixed with them thro' 
their lead parts, then the 
fame happens as if they had 
not Faces, for their whole 
Effence will afcend without 
any cleanfing. 

XIV. Experience 
proves this to be ti 
caufe when we 
from a thing forra^l 
the nature of Bodies, J 
blime in vain, fo thai] 
are found in no wife 
ed after the aicenfion] 
fubliming with the 
any Body, the (ubl 
is well, and with fa 
Is perfeftly cleanfed. 

XV. The intci 
faces then is, that t! 
adminiftred or tafe 
theCalxes of Metal 
in them the work ofi 
mation is eaiie, 
other things moft dil 
for which caufe there] 
thing that can be inl 
in their ftead ; fol 
without the Calxes 
dies, the Labor w| 
long, tedious, and 
difficult, almolt to 

XVI. But in this t\ 
fome benefit, for 
fablimed without Fa 
the Calces of Bodies 
greater quantity, bu 
Faces of leffer: So 
what is calcined wi 


G E B E R. 


u of Bodies is of leaft 
r, but of eafieft and 
fpeedy Labor. 

IlL However every 
of Salt prepared, 
jnt:hings of like nature to 
:, Kufes us from ufing the 
'xc of Bodies^ for that with 
e we make (ubliraation 
fe greater quantity i for 

ition of things to be 

aed from the Fceces^ is 
made by Iblution of 

te, which happens 

i other things 

nil. But the propor- 
>f Faces is, that it be 
^to the quantity of the 
r to be fublimed, in 
I you cannot eafily 
Vet if the Faces be but 
ic may ferve 
*sare, to an cxperi 
Man : For the le(s the 
are, the greater will 
J Exuberation of the 
late, provided, that 
ding to the Subtraftion 
: Faeces^ an abatement 
Fire be in proportion 
0: For in a fmall 
f/, a fmall fire ferres 
rfeftion ; in a great ^ 
and in a greater 

quantity^ a greater fire is re* 

XIX. Now becaufe fire 
is a thing which cannot be 
niealiired i therefore it isj 
that error is often commit- 
ted in it, when the Artift is 
unskilful, as well in refpedt 
to the variety of Fornaces, 
as Woods and Veffels to be 
ufcd, and their due joyn- 

XX.Therefore in things to 
be fublimed, you muft re- 
move their wsterinefs only, 
with a very fmall Fire, 
which being removed, if 
any thing afcend by it, then 
in the beginning, this Ere 
muft not be increafed, that 
the moft fubtil part may (by 
this moft weak fire) be fe- 
parated , and put afide, 
which is the caufe of Adu- 

XXL But when little or 
nothing ftiall afcend (which 
you may prove by putting 
a little Cotton Wttk into the 
hole in the top of the Alu- 
del) increafe the fire under 
it ; and hqw ftrong the fire 
ftiould be, the Coitm J^efh 
Ee2 wiU 


will fhcw : For if little of 
the fublimate comes forth 
with it, or it be clean, it 
fhews your fire is fmall, 
and therefore muft be en- 
creafed: But if much and 
unclean, that it is too great, 
and mull be diminiilied. 


XXII. When then you 
find your fublimate to 
come forth with t\\Q Weik 
Clean, and much, you 
have the due proportion of 
your Fire, but if unclean 
the contrary : For accord- 
ing to thequantity of clean- 
ne(s, or uncleannefi of the 
fublimate adhereing to the 
Cotton, muft you order 
your Fire in the whole fa- 
blimation-: by this means 
yoa may bring it to its due 
height without any error. 

XXIII. Yet the way of 

Faces is better, viz,. To 
take Scales of Iron ^ or Coffer 
calcined: thcle indeed by 
reafon of the privation of 
zn Evil humidicity,do eafi- 
ly imbibe Sulphur or Jrfe- 
nicck^ and Unite them with 
themfelves; the method of 
which the experienced on- 
ly know. 

XXIV. It is fit there 
that we ftiould rightly] 
form you in the fublii 
on of thefe two Spirits! 
fhur and Arfenick] leal 
ftiould erre through I| 
ranee : We fay then, 
if you put in many 
and augment not the 
proportionally, nothii 
the Matter to be ful 
will afcend. 

XXV. If you put 
fmall quantity of fcea 
none of the Calx of 
and have not a fit pr<| 
tion of Fire, the m 
will alcend with its 
fubfl'ance: So like\ 
realon of the Fornac 
may err: For a greai 
nace gives a great H 
Fire h a fmall Fornj 
fmall,if the Fcwelandj 
holes be proportionate 

XXVI. If you fu 

great quantity of ma 
a imall Fornace, yo 
not make a fire great 
for Elevation: If a 
quantity in a great F 
you . will exrermina 
fublimation by ex^ 

|).L. G 

^ Again, a thick For- 
Bic gives a condenfate and 
Ircg Fire : A thin For- 
lac, a rare and weak fire, 
ikh which you may ea- 


CVII. So alfo, a For- 
icwich large Vent-holes. 
iv(a clear and ftrong fire, 
jt vith fmall Vent-holes, 
Wik fire: And if the di- 
of fpace between 
'ornace and the Veffel 
|;gc, the fire will be the 
;r, but if fmall, the 
in all which, without 
you may eafily alfo 

1;V1IL You muft there 
[build your Fornace, 
[ling to the ftrength 

tiije Fire you would 
viz,, thick, with free 

wholes, fo as there may 
iooJ diOance between 
sffol, and fides of tne 
iCQ, if you would have 

f^j^fire': But if a mean 
1 allthefe things you 
Ind a mean propor- 

||AH which we fhall 

mSL . If you would c- 

E B E R. 421 

levate a great quantity of 
matter to be fublimed^ firft 
be provided of a (ublima- 
tory of fuch a capacity^ 
that it may contain your 
matter to be fublimed, the 
heightof ones hand breadth 
above the bottom : To this 
fit your Fornace, fo as the 
Aludelj or Suhlimatory may 
be received into it, with 
the difiance of two Fingers 
round about the Walls, or 
Sides of the Fornace; which 
being made, make alfo to 
it ten Vent-holeSj in one 
proportion, equally diftant, 
that there may be an equal- 
lity of the fire in all parts 

XXX. Then put a Bar 
©f Iron into the Fornace 
tranfverfe, which fafien at 
each end in the fides of the 
Fornace, which Bar let be 
diiiant from the bottom of 
the Fornace about a Span, 
or 9 Inches : About an Inch 
above it. the SMiwatory 

I mulf be firmly placed, and 

j inclofed round about to the 

i Fornace. 

t '■•-- 

XXXT. Now, if your 
Fornacecan well and clcar- 



ly difcbarge it felf of the 
Fumofities, and the Flame 
can freely pafs through the 
whole Fornace in the cir~ 
cuitofthe^Wf/, it is well 
proportioned ; if not, it is 
not fo. Then you muft o- 
pen its Vent-holes, and if 
by that it is mended, all is 
well ; if not, you muft ne- 
ceffarlly alter it, for the 
diftance of the Veflel from 
the fides of the Fornace, is 
too fmall : Wherefore en- 
large the diftance^ and try 
it, continuing thefe Tryals, 
till it can freely quit it felf j 
of the fmoak,and the flame 
is bright and clear. 

XXXF. But as to the 

thicknefs of the Fornace, if 
you intend a great fire, it 
ought to be about ^ or <5 
Inches ; but if a moderate 
fire, ; or 4 Inches; ifalef 
fer fire, 2 or 3 Inches thick 
will be lufficient. 

XXXIIt. Then as to the 
Fewel, Iblid Wood gives a 
ftrong and durable fire ; 
lighter Wood a weak fire, 
and foon ended ; dry Wood 
gives a great fire and fhort ; 
green Wood a fmall and 

long lafting. From' 
confideration of all 
things, the diverfity of ] 
may eafily be found 

XXXIV. In the< 
mation of Sulphur, tl 
ver of the Sublimamy 
be made with a gr( 
large concavity withi 
terthe manner of an 
bick with a Nofe^ for 
wife the whole fuh\ 
may defeend to the 
of the Veflel, througl 
great heat, for that il 
end of the fublimatioj 
Sulfhur afcends not, 
with force of fire, e^ 
Ignition of the Jlndel\ 
if the Sulphur be not 
ed in the Concavity 
feeing it eafily flows, 
defcend again by thj 
of the Veilel, to the 
bottom, and nothil 
be found fulflimed. 

XXXV. The j41u4 
be made of thick GU 
other matter is not 
ent, unleft it be thici 
of the like fubfbart( 
Glals; becaufe Glaf^ 
or what isliketoit,\ 
Pores, is able to reca 

)m flying away : For 
Porous Velfels^ the 
is would pais and va- 

VL Nor are Me- 

;ryiceable in this cafe^ 

ficife Spirits (by reafon 

foir Amity and Sympa 

ly penetrate them, and 

litcd there with.-There- 

n the Compofition of 

Aludel^ let a round 

, or Ctncha^ be made 

a flat round bottom > 

ft the middle of the 

thereof, a Zone, or 

e furrounding the 

; and above that Gir- 

caufe a round Wall to 

ddc, equidilknt from 

des of the Concha^ fo 

in this (pacej the fides 

le Cover may freely 

^thout preflure. 

G E B E R* ^3<k 

vers muft be equal, and 



XXVII. But the height 
lis Wall f above the 
k) muft be according 
^height of the Wall of 
Zoncha^ little more, or 
This done, let two 
jrs or Heads be made 
1 to the meafiire of this 
cavity of the two Walls, 
(Si^h of the two Co- 


each a Span, or y Inches 
The Figure of one of them 
alfo P)Tamidal, in the fu- 
perior parts of which Co- 
vers, muft be two equal 
holes, one in each, fo made 
that a Hens Feather may 
conveniently be put in. 

XXXVIIL The intention 

of this Concha is. That its 
Cover may be moved at 
pleafure ; and that the jun- 
fture might be ingenious, 
(b that through it, though 
without any luting, the Spi- 
rits might not pals. But if 
you can better contrive this 
VelTel, you may do lb, 
notwithftanding this oup 

XXXIX. Yet in this we 
have a fpecial intention, 
that the inceriour Concha^ 
with its fides, fliould enter 
half way within its Cover * 
for feeing it is the property 
of Fumes to afcend, not to 
defcendj by this means 
they are kept from vanilh- 
ing: Alfo that the Head of 
the Aludel lliould be often 
emptied, left part of what 
is fublimed (bsiag over 
E e 4 muchj 




much) fliould fall down to 
che bottom again. 

XL. Another intention is^ 
chat what afcends up in the 
form of pouder, near the 
hole of the head of the A- 
hdcl^ be always kept apartj 
from that which is found 
to have alcended fufed and 
denfe in fmall lumps ; po- 
rous and clear at bottom 
thereof, widi adherency to 
the fides of the Veflel ; for 

that it is known to 
lelsof Aduftion, than 
is found to afcend nifl 
the hole of the Head: 
the fublimation is well 
formed^ if it be foundj 
and lucid, and not 
with inflammation: 
is the perfection of th<| 
liming of Sulphur andi 
nick : And if^ it be nj 
found, the Work mi 
often be repeated^ til 


Of Defcenfion^ and the way of Purifyn 


I ^HEREis a three- 
X ibid Caufe of its 
invention. ' i. That when 
any matter is included in 
that Veffdj which is called, 
a Chymical Defcenjory, that 
afcer its fufion, it may de- 
fcend through the Holes 
thereof, by which defcent, 
we are affured, it has ad- 
mitted a fluxing. 

n. 2. Thatwealtl 
may by it be pre 
from Combuftion, afi 
duftion from their ( ^ 
For A^hen we reduce 
Bodies from their 
we cannot i^educe all 
whole fubftance at 
time : If then that 
which is firft reduce( 
a body^ iliouldlie whi 
whole is reduced, a 


XI. G E B E R, 

ity would vanifli by 

ce of the Fire; fo 

was neeeflarily de- 
that one part fo foon 
is reduced J may fall 
he Fire^ through this 


1,;, That the Depu- 
of Bodies might be 
^ellenrly performed^ 
freed from every 
eous thing : For the 
defcends in a Flux 
^ and leaves every 
vhich is alien there- 
:he Concavity there- 

There fore as to the 
r method thereof, we 
^tthQ form of \t mu(t 

as its bottom may 
nted, and the fides 
ithout roughneft^ e- 
terminating in the a- 
LAcuity^ or point 
x)ttom : And its co- 
■ any be needfulj 
5 made in the like 
a plain or flat Diili^ 
U fitted to it,and the 
ijvith its Cover, muli- 
de of good firm 

not eafie to breaks 
k in the fire. 


V. Then put in the mat- 
ter which you would have 
to delcend^ upon round 
Rods or Bars made oi like 
Earthy and fo placed, as 
they may be more nigl\ the 
top than bottom of the 
Veflel. Then covering the 
VelTel, and luting the jun- 
fture, fet it into the fire, 
and blow it until it is in 
Flux, and the whole matter 
defcend into a fubjacent 

VI. But, if the matter be 
of difficult fufion, it may be 
put upon a Table plain, or 
of fmall Concavity, from 
which it may eafily defcend 
by inclining the head of the 
Defcenibry when it is in 
Flux ; for by this means 
Bodies are purified. 

VI I. But they are yet 
better purified by Paftils, 
which method of Piitifica- 
tion is of the fame IbrcC) 
with the way of purifying 
by defcenfion : For it holds 
tlie fceces of Bodies as well 
as a Delcenlbry andbetter^ 
the way ot which is thus. 

\ VllL 


Vm. Take the body 
whidi you intend to cleanfe, 
and granulate it, or file it, 
or reduce it into a Calx, 
which is yet better, and 
more pcrfei^ : Mix it with 
Ibme other Calx^ which is 
noc to be melted, and then 
make the 'body to flow. 

IX. By this method, of- 
ten repeated. Bodies are 
cleanfed, but not with a 
perfeftMundification, which 
is to perfedion ; yet it is a 
profitable purifying^ that 
Bodies capable of perfecti- 
on, may the better and 
more perfedily be tranfmu- 

X For there is an Ad- 
miniftratioh always to go 


before, and to procecd4rt 
a Tranfmutation, all vPi 
lliall be declared in it 
per place. 

nace is made, as bcfc 
fcribed, andiswond( 
ufeful to the melting 
tals by Cineritiums at 
ments. For all Calc 
Combuft, DiflblvedJ 
Coagulated Bodies^ 
duced by this Forna< 
a folid Mafs, or Met 

Xn. Cirter'ttiums al 
Cements^ and Tefis, o\ 
ctbks^ in which Silvc 
ten melted, are pu] 
this Fornace, for th 
vering the Metal 


Of Diflillation^ Caufes^ Kinds ^ am^ 

I. "T^Tfiillation is the cle- 

JL-r vating of Aqueous 

Vapours in chelr proper 

VeiTel ; and is of 




fire, or without fire. 



G E B E R. 


Kfcby fire is alfo two- 
Id. I. Afcending by an 
tm:k. 2. Dejcending by 


i.rhcCaure whyDi- 
Itetn wasinventcd, was 
^rification of a liquid 
itti from its filth, and 
ift/^ation of it from pu- 
Won. For we fee 
Adiftilled fby what 
bevcr of Diftilladon) 
idt more pure, and 
^fily to be preferved 

tBut the fpecial caufe 
iUation by Ajeent, or 
mihck^ is the (epara- 
a pure Water, wich- 
"th or Foscs ; for wa- 
liftilled has no fecu- 
And the Caule ot 
»tntion of fuch pure 
>was for the Imbibi- 
Spiiits, and of dean 
ines, left by the fe 
b;^ of the Water, our 
inesj or Spirits might 
.ed or curruptcd* 

But the caufe of the 

^on, which is made 

^ or a Dejcenfcry^ 

extr^ing its Oyl, 

pure in its Nature ; becaufe 
by Afcent, Oyls are not lo 
eafily had in their combufti- 
ble Nature. 

V. And the Diftillatlon, 
which is made without fire, 
or by Ftlnr^ wsls invented 
br this caufe &ke, to clear 
water (whether diftilled, 
or not diftilledj from all 
manner of Impurities what- 

is two-fold, I. In Ames, or 
Sand. 2. In Balneo, with- 
out Hay, or Wool in its 
proper Veffel, fo difpofed, 
chat the Cucwrbit, or Vcfi- 
ca may not be broken be- 
fore the Work is finilhed* 

or Sandy is done with a 
greater, ftronger, and mote 
acute fire : But that by 
BalneOj with a mild, foft, 
or gentle and equal fire ; for 
W^^r^r admits not the Acuity 
of Ignition, as A^s or Sand 

Vlll. Therefore by that 
Diftillation which is made 
in Ajhis^ colours, and the 
' more 

428 S A L M 

more grofs parts of the 
Earth aro elevated ; but by 
that in Balmo, the parts 
more fubtil, and without 
color, and more approach- 
ing to the nature of fimple 
Water, only arife. So that 
a more iubtil feparation is 
made hy diftillaticn in BalncQj 
than hy a Dlfi illation in Mies 
or Sand, 

iX. This is evident ; for 
Cyl diftilled hy A^ss, is 
grofe, thick, and foetid: 
But that being redified in 
Balneo^ the Oyl is feparated 
into its Elemeacai parts; fo 
that from a moft Red Oyl 
you have another mort lim- 
pid, white, and f^irene, the 
whole redneft remaining in 
the bottom of the VefTel. 

X. By this Operation, 
we come to the determi- 
nate feparation of all the 
Elements of every Vegeta- 
ble \ and of that which from 
Vegetables proceeds to a 
Bein^^ and of every like 
thing. But by that which 
is made by Defcent, we at 
tain the Oyl ®i every thing 
Veget.ible, deteiiiiinarely , 
and of their like ; and by 

ON'S, fl 

Fi Iteration we ao 
the clearnels of evcrv 

XL To Diftil iri" 
Tou mufi- have a firong\ 
Pan^ andfttedto the, 
like to the aforefaid 
cf Sublimation^ "with tl 
difiance from the fides l 
Fornaccy and with lil 
holes'yUpon the hottom 
Pan fifted Jfloes wu/^l 
to rhe thfcknefs of on^i 
breadth [length almo^ 
ufon the Ajhes. the 
DifitUatcry tnuft he 
covered round about 
fame AJhes^ almoft oi^^ 
to the neck of the 
[Retort, or Diftillatc 

XII. This done. J ft 
matter to be diBiUet. 
the Veftlwith its Al\ 
the neck of which mu^ 
the neck of jhe Cuci 
Vefica, lefi what is U 
JliUed jhould fly awayi 
lute the juntiure. 
the Difiillaticu : 
Vefica, Cucurbit, 11 
cr DilHllatory, 7vitb\ 
lembick Head, cr Rt\ 
muft he hcth of Glafs.\\ 
fire mtifi he of (In 


to the exigency, or na- 
\the matter to be diftil- 
U to he continued till all 
\uU be dijlilled is come 

G E B E R. 429 

is to he Difiilled^ and then 
the Cover luted on^ and fire 
made on the top^ or over it, 
that the Liquor may descend. 

X V. To Diftil by Filtre; 
?ut the UcjUor to he Diftilkdy 
into an Earthen, Stone, or 
Glafs Concha, under which 
fet another VeJJ'el to receive the 
Diftillation : The larger fart 
of the Filter put into the Li- 
<juor, even to the bottom of 
the Concha, leting the nar* 
roivif part hang over the fide 
thereof^ and over the under 
Vej]el'^ fo will the Lie^uor fall 
dc-^vn through the Filrer in the 
Irwer Vejj'eL, vjithout ceafing, 
to the lap drop. Where note. 
That if the Liquor be not 
clear enough the firft time, 
it muft be io often repeat- 
ed, till it is as you defire 

XVI. The Difttllatcry 
Fornace, is the fame with 

the Sublt?9?atcry: But Fire 

. To diftil in Balneo, 

he former, in a Cu- 

and Alembiek ; fave 
t^ HI muft have an Iron 
^ ^ ifs Pot fitted to the 
'^ M : Upon the bottom 
->'■ iot withtn, muji be laid 
•* fHay or Wocll or other I 
^-^^ itfr, to th^ thtcknefs of 
'^•^ is, that the Cucurbit 
' ^' ^the broken ; and with 
^'*f9f the Cucurbit muf- 
fed round about, almofl 

• as the neck of the A- 

:kj upon which lay 

rofs^ an I upon them 

to held the Cucurbit 

mtom of the Tot, and 

^rm and fteady^ that 
:i'» wraifed by the If^aUer, 
Qui broken by its moving up 
M'i\ wn, LaftlVj Tut in 
)0 till the Pot be full. 
■stt^t done, kindle the fire ^\ mni): be adminiftred ac- 

it : J?i/ off' the matter 


i/if^ To Diftil by De 
, a i ' • Tou mud have 
'i'4 Delcenfory, with its 
J- (fl ^ and that put in which 

cording to the exigency of 
things to be Diflilled : The 
way of doing which we 
have juftnow taught. 

C^H A P. 




Of Calcination of Bodies and Spirits^ 
their Canfes and Methods. 

I /^Alcination is the 
V^ bringing a thing to 
Duft by Fire, through an 
abftraftion of its humidity^ 
holding the particles of the 
Body together. 

11. The caufe of the in- 
vention thereof, is, that the 
Aduftive, corrupting and 
defiling fulphureity, may 
beabolirtiedby Fire; and 
it is man! 'old, according to 
the diverficy of the things 
to be calcined : for Bodies 
are calcined 
are calcined 
things foreign to thefe, but 
with a divers intention. 

; and Sprits 
as alfo other 

III. And feeing there are 
imperfcft Bodies of two 
kinds, viz** HarJ^ as Venus 
and Mars ; and Soft^ as 5^. 
turn and Juftter ; all which 
are calcined ; there was a 
ncceffity of calcining them 

with a feveralintentio 
General and Special. 

IV. They are 
with one general Int 
when that their cori 
and defiling Suljhurti 
be abolifhed by Fii 
every aduftive Sul 
which could not be 
ved without Calcinat 
thereby abolifhed ff 
very thing whatlbeve^ 

V. And becaufe 
dy it felt is (olid, ai 
reafon of that folidil 
internal Sulfbureity 
ed within the contii 
the (ubftance o^Argi 
is defended from 
therefore it was 
to feparate the 
thereof, that the Fir| 
ing freely to every 
parts, might bum; 
pbsireity from itj ani 

i LIU. 

G E B E R- 

le kjntinuity of Argent 
iw light not defend it. 

¥ The common inten 
m lib of Calcination, is 
cp iition of the Earthi- 
i for it is found that 
)di are cleanfed by rei- 
at I Calcination and Re- 
did, as we fliall here- 
one w; 

jSpecial Calcinatiorfis 

[Bodies, and with thefe 

rcntions, that through 

[: may be an inten- 

Hardning and Fix- 

lich is accompliftied 

[gnitious repition of 

ition upon them ; 

[s is found true by 


But why tlie Cal- 

|i of Spirits was in- 

is, that they may 

[tter be fixed, and 

eafily diflblved in 

[;r; for that e\&ery 

f thing Calcined is 

sed, then the not 

[d, and of eafierfo- 

and becaufe the 

[s of the Calcinated, 

^btillzed by Fire, are 

tafily mixed with 


and tamed into Wa- 

IX. The Cakinadon of 
other things, is iublervient 
to the Exigency of the Pre- 
paration of Spirits and Bo- 
dies, of which Preparatioti 
we ftiall fpeak more at large 
in the following : but thefe 
are not of Perfedioa 

X. The way of Calcina- 
tion is diversj by reaibn of 
the diverfity of things to 
be Calcined : for Bodies are 
otherwife Calcined than 
Spirits, or other things^ And 
bodies divers from each o* 
cher, are diverlly Calcined. 
Soft Bodies have one general 
way, according to the in- 
tention, ^iz. That both 
may be Calcined by Fire 
only> and by the acuity of 
Sale prepared or unprepa- 

XT. ThefirftCalcinatiott 
by F/rf is thus : HaveaVef- 
fel oilronov Earth, formed 
like a Porringer, which lee 
be very llrong and linn, 
and fitted to the Fomace of 
Calcination J fo, that under- 
it, the Coies may be caftin 
and blowed. XI'l. 



XII. Then caft in your 
Lead or Tm (the veffel be- 
ing firmly let upon a Trivet 
of Iron or Stone, and faft- 
ned to the Walls of the 
Fornace, with ; or 4 Stones 
being thruft in, fliff, be 
twcen the Fornace fides and 
the Veffel, that it may not 
move: the form of the For- 
nace, muft be the fame 
with the Form of the For- 
nace of Great Ignition,) of 
which we have Ipoken, and 
ftiall fpeak more in the fol- 

Xill. And the Fire be- 
ing kindled fufficient for 
the fufion of the Body to be 
calcined, a skin will arife 

M O N ' S 

that Saturn is eafij^l 
duced again into a 
from its Calx: but jfl 
with moft difficulty : tl 
fore be careful! tl 
err not in expofing 
after its firft Pulvei 
to too great a Fire, u) 
reduce the Calx intoaf 
before it is perfe< 
this you mull: ufe t«| 
ranee of Fire, and tl 
furly augmented h\ 
grees with Caution, 
be confirmed in \is\ 
and is not fo eafily; 
^cible, but that a ge^ 
muft be given to 
com pleating of the- 

XVI^ Likewife- be '^k 

ful that you err not 


on the Top, which con \ fiter^ by reafbn of i ^^^ 
tinually rake together^ and 
take off with a blice, or o 
"ther fit Iron or Stone inftu- 
ment, folonj^ till the whole JC^/a: IHll , or turri&B'iis, 
body is converted into | Glai?^ and fo then coijitj' 

ficult Redudion, fo 
intending to reduce' j '^^^ 
find it not reduced! ^i( 

XIV. If it be Saturn, 
there muft be a greater fire, 
rill the Calx be changed in- 
to a coirt pleat whitene ft. 

XV. Now underftand . 

its redudicn impoffii^f^tt 
XVII. Nowwefa*3sirj 
if a great Fire be nojBivlii 
in the redudion of jB^lx 
it reduceth not: a 
great Fire be given^ 
tinres it reduces ii 

|l1IL G£ 

ofliy may be converted 
itajlafi: the reafon of 
bk is J becaufe Jupiter 
A profundity of its na- 
reiias the fugitive lub- 
m( of Urgent Pive indu- 
ed which if long kept in 
ire flies avi/ay ; and 
the Body deprived 
idity, (b that it is 
[■jinore apt to Vitrifies 
p/lfo be reduced again 
metallick Body, 

For every thing 

of its proper Hu- 

gives no other than 

mg fufion , whence 

hrally follows, that 

luft haften to reduce 

|the (peedy force of a 

it Fire; for other- 

dll not be reduced. 

The Calcination 
I Bodies by the Acu- 

ilt, is, the quantity 
lantity of Salt be ve- 
in caft upon them in 
|afion, and permixed 
:h agitation with an 

)d, while in fufion, 

the mixtion of the 

(ley be turned into 

and afterwards by 
||e way of perfeftion 

B E R. 4JI 

the Calces of them are per-- 
feded, with their coniide- 

XX. But herein alfo is 
a difference in the Calces 
of thefe two Bodies : for 
Lead in the firft work of 
Calcination is more eafily 
converted into Pouder or 
Afhes than Tin ; and yet 
the Calx is not more eafily 
perfected than that of Tin^ 
The caufe of which diverfi- 
ty is, that5^r«r» has a more 
fixed humidity than Jufi- 

XXT. The Calcination 
of Venm and Mars is one, 
yet divers from the fornier, 
by reafon of the dificulty 
oftheir Liquefadion. Make 
either of thefe Bodies into 
thin Plates , heat them red 
hot , but not to Melting : 
for by reafon of their great 
Earthinefs, and large quan- 
tity of Aduflive flying Sul^ 
phur, they are eafily thus 
reduced into Calx ; for the 
much Earthinefs being mix- 
ed with the fubftance of At^ 
gent Vive^ the due Continu- 
ity of the faid Argent Fivg 
is fruftrated* 



XXII. And thence comes 
their porofity , through 
which the flying Sulphur 
paffes away, and the Fire 
by that means having accefs 
to it. Burns and Elevates 
the lame ; whence it comes 
topafsj that the parts are 
made more rare , and 
through difcontinuity con- 
verted into Afties. 


round about, but th^* ' 
fel mufl: be of Earth^ 
as are Crucibles. 

XXV. the Calck 
of Sftrits You muri 
Fire to them graduallyj^,' 
Isifurly increafe it, 
they may not fly, till 
be able to fuftain th 
teft Fire, and approac 
Fixation: their Veffel 
be round, every way cl^ 
and the Fornace th^ 
with the laft nient|< 

XXIII. This is manifeft, 
for that plates of Copper 
expofed to Ignition, yeild But you need not ufe 
a Sulphurous Flame , and ter Labour than whati 
make pulverizable Scales in prevent their flight, 
their Superfices ; which is 
done , becaufe from the 
parts more nigh, a more 
eafy combuftion of the Sul- 
phur mull be made. 



XXVI. Or thus 
the form of the Fj^j 
Let it be made fqil^i I, 
j length four Feet, ^/ 
i breadth three Feet . ^ 
Venm. and Mars, on ', 
muft be d '"^ 


XXIV. The form of this 
Galcinatory Fornace, is the j things 
fame with the form of the I in itrong Diilies oi 
Diftillatory Fornace, fave I made of Clay, liich i 
only* that this muft have 
one great hole in the Crown 
ofit to free it lelf from Fu- 
mofities : and the place of 
the things to be Calcined^ 
muft be in the mid ft of the 
Fornace, that the Fire may 
have free accefs to them XXV 11. 

of which CruciblesMl^ 
made, that they maj 7'^ 
dure the ftrongeft foi 
the Fire, to the total S' 
buftion of the matter 

CalcinM !^'^ 


n.LIII: G E 

reafure of the things 
weary therefore^ for 

rfcft Bodies are clean- 

/. it^ and by redudion 
Calcinate into a fo 
y or Mais of Mectl 
then is our Medl- 
rojefted upon them^ 
is matter of Joy and 


iVllI. The Ablutions 
tCalces. Have a large 
jn Veffel^ full of pure 
Water, with this 
[the Calx^ ftirring it 
p that all the Salt and 
h may be diilolved 
|whi:h they have been 
liedj then being let- 
[ecant the Water gent- 

it the Calx again into 

Iter and do as before^ 
[be perfeftly waftiedj 

ry and keep it for in- 


iX. 7he Inceration of 
washed. Take the 
Calx J dijjbhe it in 
Y Vinegar^ 2 founds of 
|«>Sak, Roch AHom, 
fOj ana 2 Ounces _, i n 
Uer imbibe 4 Ounces of 
mrefaid drjed Calx, 
m drank in all the [aid 


5ER. 45^ 

Water ^ then dry it and keep 

itforufe, . 

XXX. iJjg ReduBion of 
Calces into a folid Mafs„ 
Take the for?ner incsrated 
Calx^ ipajh it with dt filled 
Urine^ till you have extraBed 
all the Salts and Alums, -with 
the filth of the Calcined Body^ 
which being drytd imbibe 4 
founds of this Ca\x,with Oyl 
of Tarter i pound, in ipoun^ 
of which dijjohe Sal armoni- 
ack 2 Ounces, Salt-Peter i 
Ounce : This Imbibition do at 
federal times, drying and im- 
bibing. LaBly dry it ^ and 
make it defcend through & 
great defcenfory , and reduce 
It into a jolid Mafs^ being 
purged from its Combufiibk 
Sulphureity by Calcination ; 
and from its Tererefireity by 
its ReduBion^ fo have you it 
purified from all accidental 
Impirities and defements ^ 
which happned to it m its Mi- 

XXXI. But its Innate 
foulneft, which dwels in 
the Root of its Generation, 
muft be obliterated or done 
away^ with our Medicine, 

' the greater part of which. 

436 SALMO 

contains in it felf the fub- 
ftance of Argent Vive^ ac- 
cording as the neceffity of 
the Art requires. 

XXXII. Again you nuift 
note, that Bodies are found 
to be of P^rfeftion, if in 
the reiteration of their Cal 
cination and Reduftion, 
they loole nothing of their 
Goodnefs, in refpeft of Co- 
lor_, Weight, Quantity, or 

N • S Ub. 

Luftre, (oi which gn 
care is to be taken in |:( 
manifold reiterations |iio 
thefe Operations J iftl 
fore by repeating the 
ciftation and Red 
of altered Metals , ||tj 
loofe any thing in their 
ferencesof Goodnefs, 
to be fiippofed you 
not rightly perilled 



Of Solution and its Caufe. 

I. QOlution is the redufti- 
O on of a dry thing in- 
to Water : and every per- 
fedion of Solution is com- 
pleated with lubtile Watery, 
fuch efpecially as are acute 
and (harp, and Salin-j hav 
ing no Feces \ as Spirits of 
Vinegar) of fower Grapes, 
of acid Pears, of Pomgra 
nates, and the like Diftil- 

II. The cafe of this In 
vention, was the Subtile- 


zation of thole 
which neither have fi 
nor Ingrefi, by which_,„ 
loft the great advantaj 
fixed Spirits^ and of 
things which are of 
Nature. For every 
which is diffolved, 
neceffarily have the n 
of Salt or Alum, or 

III. And the natu 

them is that they give j^- 
on before their Vitrific ' ' 



Ip; LIV. G E 

rhrjfore Spirits diffolvcd 

ji^ likewilc give Tufion : 

^n'Hncc they in their own 

, e, agree with Bo- 

iand each with other, 
I being acquired, they 
by that of ncceffity 
;rate Bodhs^ and pene- 
ig them, tranfmute 

. But they neither pe- 
te nor tranfmute with- 
jmr Magijiery or Art, 
^hat after Solution 
lioagulation of the Bo 
here be added to it 
pne of the Spirits pu- 
not fixed ; and then 
fo often fublimed 
itj till it remains with 
[l' gives to it a more 
"ft/ton J and confervas 
le in Fufiofj from Ki- 

'For the nature of 
|is not to be Vitritied, 
lpie(er/e the mixcure 
ritrirication, as long 
' are in ic : There- 
le Spirit whicli more 

the nature of Spirits^ 
(defends or prefer ves 
[Vitrification : And a 

mly purifiedj more 

B E R. 437 

preferves than a Spirit, pu- 
rified, calcined, and dif- 
fblved : Therefore there is 
a neceflity of mingling fiich 
a Spirit with the body ; for 
from thefe there refults 
good Fujion and Ivgrefs^ and 
true Fixation. 

VL Now we can dc- 
monftrate by natural ope- 
ration, that things only 
holding the nature of Salts, 
Alum?, and the like, are 
foluble : for in all nature 
we find no other things to 
difTolved but them; there- 
fore, what things foever 
are diiTolved , muit ot ne- 
ceffity be diffolved by their 
nature or property. 

VII. Yet fince we fee all 
things truly calcined, to be 
diffolved, by reiteration of 
Calcination and Solution; 
therefore we by that prove, 
that all Calcinates approach 
to the nature of Salts and 
Alums, and muft of ne- 
ceflity be them (elves, at- 
tended with thefe proper- 

VIlL The way of folu- 

tion, is two- fold : i. By hoc 

Ff*3 Dung, 

4j8 SAL 

Dung, and by boilng, or 
hot water ; that is, in Bal- 
■nto ; of both which there is 
one intention and one ef- 

is^That the Calcinate be 
put into a Glafs Veffel , up 
on which mult be afFuled 
Spirit of Vinegar, or the 
like, double its weight.: 
Then the mouth of the Vef 
fel muft be fo doled, or 
llopt, that nothing may go 
fortli, and the matter with 
its Veffel fit in hoc Dung 
to be diffolved, and the (b- 
iution afterwards hkera- 

X. But that which is not 
yecdiffolved, muft be again 
calcined, and after Calcina- 
tion, in like manner diflol 
ved, until by repeating the 
labour, the whole be dif- 
folved as before, which al- 
io filter. 

XI. The way of diffolv- 
ing by boiling water is 
more f^eedy , thus : Put the 
Calcinate in like manner 
into its VeiTel, with Vine poured on it as before \ 

M O N'S 
and thj mouth bsinj^ 
doled, that nothing ex|| 
let the Veffel burii 
St raw J into a Pot fo||| 
water, as in Diftillati^ 
Balneo, then kindlin^i 
fire, make the water' 
for an hour ; which ^ 
decant the Solution^ 



XII. And that w 
undiffolved, let it agaii| 
calcined ; and then 
in the lame manner 
ved ; which Work fo^ 
repeat, till the whole 

XIII. The Diffoliitth, 
or diflolving Fornaqj 
made with a pot fuUcJ 
ter, with Iron Inftrufl 

in which other Veili 
artificialiy retained, 
they fall nor : The: 
the V^effeh in which 
Diffolution is made, i 

XIV. Bodies are 
twofold way broug ^^jj 
perfettion . either 
the way of Pre par 
or 2. By commixc: 
perfeB Bodies with tb 
perfe^y i. e. by McJ ^^ 
prepared for the pu^fH^ji 


bp. LIV. 

,V. Now we fay, that 
[Bdtiy cleanfsd by the 
of Calcination fas a- 
lid ) and Reduced, 
either be filed or Gra- 
ined thus ; being mel- 
^we pour it upon a Ta- 
)lc>oard full of fniall 
dIj over cold water, 
lei^ater being well (tir- 
lidvhile this is doing. 

G E B E R. 4J9 

you the fpecial^ true, and 
certain Rule for cveiT par- 
ticular body ; bur tiat be- 
ine already done for Saturn^ 
Jupiter^ Mars^ Vtnm^ and 
Luna^ in their refpedive 
Chapters aforegoing .where 
we treat of their Regiment, 
we jhall refer you thither. 

n. The body thus 

ilatedj we put into our 

wing water, [ or AF. 

of Nitre and Vitriol^ J | 

one halt thereof ; or 

ve the filings of the 

body in the faid AF, 

% limpid water ; then 

it of Ferment pre- 
I, to a third part of its 

1 weight: AbPrrad the 
and revertj or co- 
te it^ and repeat this-; 

After it is reduced 
xBody^ prove it on i:s 
'e«, and you will re- 
tor the Trcaliire you 

(/"II. And becaufe we 
treated of the perfect 
^ffiration of ImperfeB 
/j we ftiould now give 

XVIIT. Mercury alfo pu- 
rified and fixed ^ has power 
to take off or away the 
foulnels of imperfed Bo- 
diesj and to brighten, or 
illuftrate them- And Fixed 
Sulphttr extraded from bo- 
dies, to tinge or colour 
them with fplendor. Hence 
you may learn a great Se- 
cret, i;/^ That Mercury 
and Sulphur may be extra- 
Bed^ as well from imferfeci 
bodies rightly prepared^ as 
from the perfetJ, Purified 
Spirits alio, and middle 
Minerals, i^re a great help, 
and very peculiar, for 
bringing on the Work to 

XIX. The DiiTolving 
Water, or AF. Take Cy- 
prus Vitriol I Vound^ Sal- 
Nitre half a Pcund^ Roch 
Alum a fourth part : Dtfiil 
* 4 off 



^ff ihe water with a red hot 
btat^ for it is very folutive; 
and ufe it^ as we have before 
in fever al f laces taught. This 
inay be made more acute^ 

if in it you diffolve a fdpt 
part of Sal ArmoniackM\ 
caufe that diflblves ( yci 
Sulphur ^ znd Silver^ ^^i 



Of Coagulation^ and its Causes. 

I, /Coagulation is the Re- 
V-/ dudion of a thing 
Liquidjto a Iblid fubftance, 
by deprivation of its moi- 
fture ; for which there is a 
two-fold Caufe ; one is the 
Induration or hardening of 
Argent Vive (of which we 
have already treated , 
Chap. 48, Seft. 8. ad 2^. 
The other is the freeing of 
Medicines dilToived from 
their Aquofity which is 
mixed or joyned with them; 
and lb is varied according 
to the kinds of things to be 

11. The way of Coagu- 
lating things diffolved, is 
by a Glafs placed in Afhes 
up to its Neck_, and an e- 
qual Fire not too hot put 


under it, and to be 
nued till the whole A^ t\ 
ty is Vanijlied. ut 

III. Now feeing it « 
podible to remove the 
Effence of afiy thing if 
ture, the thing it fel^ 
maining, therefore it i 
to be impofllble to fepi 
thefe corrupt things 
them : for this caufe J 
Philofophers have tho 
this Art not poffiblc t 
attained, and JVe^ am 
deed other Searchers in 
Science have been brc 
to this very State 
lief. m 

IV. By reaibn of 
we as well as they p| 
driven to AmazementJ 

|LVi G E B £ R. 441 

(3ng fpace of titrc lay ve^ and not right Spiflation 
the (hade of Defpa- 1 or Coagulation of the lame, 
yet returning to therefore to compleat them, 
you muft fufficiently aug- 
ment the Argent Fi'ue : then 
rightly Infpilfate or Coagu- 
late > and laftly induce a 
permanent fixion (of which 
we fliall Ipeak in the next 

Ives^ and being per- 
with the im- 
i trouble of difpai- 
ig loughts and medita 
ns we confidered Bodies 
ni Hied from Perfedion, 
befoul in the profundi- 
heir Nature^ and no 
pure or clean to be 
in them ^ becaufe it 
Dt in them according 
:ure ; for that, which 
in a thing cannot be 

Seeing then nothing 
feftion is found in 
therefore neceffarily 
n the fame nothing 
iious remains to be 
,. in reparation of the 
i fublfanccs in them 
the profundity of 
Nature;, therefore by 
ve found feme what 
diminifhed in them^ 
mult necellarily be 
eated, by matter fir 
and repairing the de- 

Diminution in them 
^aucity of JrgeHt Vi- 

VIl But this is perform- 
ed by a Medicine created 
of that : And this Medi- 
cine when brought forth 
into being from Argent Vi- 
ve, by the benefit of its 
brightnefs and fplendor, it 
hides and covers their Clou- 
dinefs, draws forth their 
Lucidity^ and converts the 
fame into Splendor, Brighc- 
neft and Glory. 

VIII. For which Argent 
Vive is prepared into a Me- 
dicine , and cleanfed by 
our Artifice ; it is reduced 
to a mofl pure and bright 
Subftance, which being pro- 
jeded upon Bodies want- 
ing of perfeftion, will il- 
lu(trate or Tinge them, and 
by its fixing power ported 
them : which Medicine we 
declare in its due time and 




S A L M O 


Of Fixation^ and its Cattfes. 



Fixation Is right difpo- 
fmg a Volatile or Fu 
gitive thing to abide and 
endure in the fire : The 
caufe of the invention 
thereof is, that every Tin- 
(fture, and every Alterati 
on may be perpetuated in 
the thing altered^ and not 

11. It is manifold, accord 
ing to the diverfity of things 
to he fixed, which are all 
the Bodies diminifhed from 
perfection, as Saturn, Ju- 
j)iter, Aiars^ and Venus'^ and 
according to the diverfity 
of Spirits alfo^ which are 
Sulphw and Arfenick in one 
degree, and Argent Vi've in 
another: Alfo Marchajite^ 
Magmfia, Jtitia^ and liich 
like, in the Third. 

IIL Therefore thofe Bo- 
dies diminilhed from per- 
fedion, are tixed by their 
Calcination, becaufe there- 

by they are freed frou 
volatile and corruptii 
phureity ; the whtd 
have fufficiently de 
in the Chapter of 
tion. Alfo the m\ 
repititions of fubli 
more fwiftly and bei 
abbreviate the time 

IV. For this cau 
was a lecond way o 
tion found out, whic 
precipitating of it, 
ed into heat, that 
conftantly abide i 
until it be fixed. 

V. And this is dofl 
longglafs Veffel.thel: 
of which (made of 
not of Glafi, for 
would crack) muft 
tificially connexed 
good luting? and 
Icending matter, vW 
adheres to the fides 
Veffelj muft with aiBfei 



jLVI. G E 

bn or Stone be thruft 

to the heat at hot 

Imd this precipitation 

li till the whole mat- 

ixed. How Sulphur^ 

\kj Argent Tive, Mar- 

Magnefia, Sind Tutia 

be fixed ^ we have 

[in their prpperChap- 


7^e Ftxatory^ Fernace^ 
hanor. It muft be 
after the manner ot 
pnace of Calcination, 
it muft be fet a deep 
11 of Allies. But the 

with the matter to 
'.d^ being firmly feal- 
uft be placed in the 

of the Afhes, lb 
he thickneft of the 
underneath, and a- 
n the com pa IS of the 
, may be about four 

B E R. 443 

Inches, or according to that 
whicn you ilfc-i^^ o fix : 
Becaufe in fixing One, a 
greater fire is required, than 
in fixing another. 

VII. By this Fornace, 
and this way the Ancient 
Philofophers attained to the 
Work of the Magiftery ; 
which to Men truly Philo- 
(bphizing, may be eafily 
known, from what we have 
more than enough demon- 
ftrated in tbele our Books. 
And by thofe efpecially 
who are real fearchers out 
of the Truth ; we have gi- 
ven you the Figure of the 
Athamr^ yet let not this 
flop your farther invention, 
if you can poflibly find out 
any thing more fie and in- 


Of CeratioUy and its Caufe. 

^Ernion is the mollifi- 
' cation, or (bftening 
fiard thing.not fiafible, 
rtlquefaftion; Whence 

it is evident, that the caule 
of the Invention of it. was. 
That the matter which had 
not ingrels into the Body 




for Alteration/by reafbn of 
Privation of its Liquefafti- 
oti) might be foftned, fo as 
to flow, and have Ingrefs. 

11. Wherefore fome 
thought Ceration was to be 
made with liquid Oyls and 
Waters^ but that is error, 
and wholly remote from the 
Principles of this Natural 
Magiftery, and denied by 
the manifcft Operations of 

III. For we find not, in 
thofe Metalick Bodies, that 
Nature has placed an humi- 
dity fbon, or eafie to be ta- 
ken away, but rather one 
of long duration, for the ne- 
cefBty of their Fufion and 
Mollification: For had they 
been repleniftied with an 
humidity eafie, or foon to 
be removed, it would ne- 
ceflarily follow, that the 
Bodies would be totally de- 
prived of it, in one only 
Ignition i fo that none of 
the Bodies could afterwards 
be either hammered or 

IV. Therefore imitating 
the Operations of Nature, 

we follow her way I 
ting. Nature Ceratei 
Radix of fufible thing 
an humidity, which! 
all humidities, and H, 
endure the heat o? ^" 
Therefore it is necefl 
us aUb to Cerate wi 
like humidity. 


V. But this Cerat#pt 
midity is in nothing 
more pollibly, or 
nearly found, than i!j 
viz. in Sulphur and i Kd 
nick^ nearly ; but 
nearly in Urgent 
Whofe humidity we 
to leave their Earc 
reafon of the ftrong 
which they have,and 
nature has beftowec 
them in the Work o 




having humidity, yc 
find by experience, t 
fame is feparated in 
lution from their ] 
fubftance ; and alter 
ration thereoi"^ thai 
are deprived of all hi 
ty ; In Spirits aforei^ 
is not fo ;rochat wee 
omit taking them ir 
Work of O ration. 


The vjzy oiCerati- 
lenij is thusj Tou 
\hlme them fo often, 
thing to be Cerated, 
\maining with their 

in it, they give good 
But this cannot be 

before the pcrfcft 
|g of them from e- 
)rrupting thing. 

G E B E R. 44f 

thus midc. Take Oyl of 

Tolks of Eggs, or of Humane 
Hair, to which adjoyn as 
much Sal Armoniack h mix 
anddiM: Repeat this Di- 
fiillation three times, and you 
mil have a moft Red Incera- 
tive OyL 

And it feems bet- 
ne that thefe fliould 
anljfixed by Oyl of T'^^r 
i every Ceration, fit 
:eflSiry in this Art be 
fith them. 

Our Philofophick Ce- 
tFater is thus made. 
)yl Difitlled from the 
o:l ^ ^1^ ^ • Grind it with 
much of SsLi Nitre^ 
Armoniack, ana^ 
[cfi fill he very good, Or^ 
V \ with Sal Alkoli, and 
before: And the 
ou reiterate this la 
he better it Incerates, 
tjoyn the aforefaidOjl, 
jl of Tartar, and 
Mil a White Ince 

IKed Imerativt Oyl\% 

XL Oyl of Verdigrifs is 
thus made. Diffohe Ver- 
digrife in Water of Sal Ar- 
moniack^ with the fame coa- 
gulated, mix Oyl of Eggs^ 
anddifiil the^ixture^ which 
DiHillatien repeat thrice ; fo 
(hall you have Oyl of Fer- 
digrife, hz, and profitable 
for Inceration, 

XII. Oyl of Gall; it is 
made by Diftilling an Oyl 
from the Gall^ as from hu- 
man Hair ; doing in all 
things as in the former. 

XIII. I do not fay, that 
thefe Oyls can give a Radi- 
cal Mineral Humidity, as 
in Sulphur and Arfenick : 
But they preferve the Tin- 
dure from Combuftion^un- 
til it enters^ or makes an 
Ingrefs ; and afterwards 
they fly in the Augmenta- 
tion of the fire, 



XIV. After the Matter is 
Incerated^ k inay ba necef 
fary to mek it) which you 
maft do in a Fafory, or 
Melting Fornace* This For- 
nace is that in which all Bo- 
dies are eafily melted by 


thcmfelves : It is ^ FA 
much in ufe among A 
of Metals: Alfo Am\ 
cum is melted in thi| 
nace, and Tinged wi|| 
tia^ or Calaminaris, 
known tofuchashave^l 


That Our Medicine is two-fold^ One fm 
White^ and One for the Red. Yet tl 
ha've One only Medicine for both^ TvhH 
moji perfeB, 


WE Demonftrate 
that Spirits are 
more aflinuated to BoMes. 
than any other thing in na- 
ture; for that they are 
more United, and more 
frindly to Bodies, than aU 
other things; (o that we 
affirm, that thefe alterati- 
ons of J5^^?ej in the firft In- 
vention, are their true Me- 

IL And as we have been 
exercifed in all kinds, in the 
tranformation of imperfeft 

Bodtesj with firmutati 
to a ^Qvi^d: Lunar ani m 
Bddy ; fo we find tb 
Medicine fdr them m i^\ 
divers according to t 
tentiofi of the BoJesi ie 
tranfmuted. ^fe 


III. And fincc Mewm 
be tranfmuted are of 
i old ^indy 'VIZ,.- Arget 
Coagulable in PerftBlm 
and Bodies diminiilieC ki 
Perfedion ; and thefi t\ 
manitoldj fome being 
fuftaining Ignition^ as 


G E B E R, 


ftm; others foft, noti 
ig it as Saturn and 
pir j the Medicine per- 
tiv muft alfo be necef- 

And altho Mars and 

3e of one kind, yet 

ffer in a certain fpe- 

perty, the one be- 

Fufible, the other 

; therefore Mars is 

id with one Medi- 

nd Venus with ano- 

rhe firtt indeed is 

11^ unclean^ but the 

ot: the former has 

hitenefs'y tlie latter 
Rcdneft and Green- 
11 which force a 

of a Diverfity in 


fo the foft Bodies, 
|nd Jufiter, feeing 
jS difler, do necelTa- 
juire alfo a Divers 
le ; the firft of them 
Unclean, the lat- 
; and they are a!l 
more Mutable, 
de Lunar than Solar 
therefbrcLthe Medi- 
each of them muft 
fold; Ow White ^ 
^^^m,mo2i White Lti" 

nar Body : and one Citrine^ 
changeing into a Citrme So- 
lar Body, 

VI. Since then in every 
of the Imperfeft Bodies is 
found a twofold Matter, 
Solar and Lunar ; the Me- 
dicines perfefting all Bodies, 
will be in number Eight. 

VII. So alfo Argent Vive 
is perfc(5led into a Lunar 
and Solar Body i therefore 
of the Medicine altering or 
perfefting it^ there is a two- 
fold difference : fo that all 
the Medicines which we 
have invented, for the Com- 
plsat alteration of every im- 
perfed Body, will be m 
number Ten, 

Vlll However, wichcon- 
flant and continued Labor, 
and great fearch and inven- 
/ tion, we have been defir- 
^ ous to exclude the Ufe of 
thefe Ten Medicenes^ by the 
Invencien and idvanrage of 
One Only Medicine: and 
with our long and very La- 
borious learch, by certain 
Experience, we bave found 
One Medicme, by which the 
hard waslbftnedi the Ibfc 

448 SAL 

Body hardncds the fngi 
tive fixed, and the Soul il 
luftratcdwith Splendor or 
Brightnefs ineffable^ and 
beyond Nature. 

IX. Notwithftanding, it 
is here expedient, that we 
ftiould particularly fpeak of 
all thefe Medicines with 
their Caufes, and the evi- 
dent experiences oi their 
probations. We will firft 
then declare the leries of 
the Tew Medicines^ fitted to 
all the Bodies^ then to Ar- 
gent Vive^ and laftly pro- 
ceed to the Medicine of the 
Magtftery, perfefting all 
Bocfies; yet with the pre- 
paration imperfed Bodies 

X. And leaft we fhould 
be carped at by the Envi- 
ous, as Writing an infoffi- 
cient Treatife of Arc, We 
here firft of ^11 prefent the 
preparation of all the imper- 
fed Bodies, affigning the 
Caufes of the neceffity 
thereof, by which (in Our 
artifice) they are made apt 
to receive the Medicine of 
Perfeftion^ in every degree 
of Wbitenefs and Rednefs^ 


and to be pcrfefted 
fame: and after tH 
Narration of all the 
cines before ment 
themfelves. The Prd 
tions of Saturn, j\ 
MarSy VenuSy and 
yive here mentioned 
Chaf. 42. .Se^. 14, 
Chaf.^'^, Se6l, 11. Cb\ 
Sett, 12, i^^ 14. Cb\ 
SeB, 12, 15. Chaf, 4^ 
35. The preparation! 
Medicines , fee Ch 
SeSt. i^, 16, 17. Ci 
Se6l- 18. ad 23. Ck 
SBe. 6. Chaf, 48. Se\ 
&c, ^ 

XI. From what hi 
faidj 'tis evident, tl 
Nature left Superfiuc 
deficient in every o\ 
Bodies that are imj 
has been in part de( 
and fince it happer 
the mutable Bodies 
perfeftion, are of a tj 
kind, viZy Ibfcand 
as Saturn and Jttpitt 
hard and not fufibll 
Ignition, as Mars 
mts, the firfl indeed I 
fible^ but the other 
with Ignition ; Natl 
taught us. That ac( 


diverfity of Effences 

Radix of their Na- 

divers Preparations, 

ling to their Wants, 

be adminiftred to 

i There are two Bo- 
f Irtiperfcftion of one 

viz. Lead, which is 
, or Saturn ; and Tin^ 

is White, or Jupiter *y 

from the innate Root 
ir nature, are divers 
rom other, in the pro- 
y, ©f their hidden 

as well as in thole 

are outward. 

L For Satufn is clou- 

vid, pond&fous^ black, 

ut ftridor or cralliing, 

mute ; But Jupiter is 

B E R. 449 

white, d little livid, crafti- 
ing much, a little found- 
ing, and fomething bright *> 
Of the Differences of which 
we have already fpoken in 
their particular Chapters a- 

XIV. Prom which Cau- 
(es of Difference, accord- 
ing to more and left, you 
muft colleft the order of 
the Preparations; wherein 
we have fliewed, firft. The 
Preparation of Bodies ; af- 
terwards of Argent Vive CO- 
agulable. Now in the pre- 
para-rion of Bodies, nothing 
of Superfluity is to be remo- 
ved from their profound, or 
inwar-d Parts ^ but rather 
from their manifeft or out- 


n Medici?7e^ Tincture^ Elixir^ or Stoiie 
'the Philofopbers in GeneraL 

jive different Froperties 
Htuting thps Medicine, 


Nlefi every thing 
fuperfiuous be ta- 

ken away, either by Medi- 
cine or preparation from 
imperfeft Bodies, 'vi'x^^ Eve 
ry fuperfiuous Sulphur eity ^ 
and every unclean Eartkt- 
G g * ntfK 


^</i, theycannoc be pun- Impreffionof Tindun 

"ed, fo, as that In Fufion Finity is not permatici 

^hey be not feparated from vanijhes in the Fire 

fhe Commixtion after pro- probation. 

iedion of the Medicine al-| 

tering them : when you i , V, If it attains not 

have formed this you havef weight of Perfeftion, 

found one of the five 
ferences of perfeftion 


II. Alfo, if the Medicine 
do not illuftrate, and alter 
and alter into a White or 
Citrine Color (according to 
what your intention is) in- 
ducing a fplendent bright- 
nefs, and admirable Luci- 
dity 9 Bodies diminiftied 
from perfeftion are not 
perfefted to the utmoft. 

III. So alfo, if it abides 
not Lunar or Solar Fufion, 
it is not changed into per 
fedion ; becaufe it abides 
not in the Tryal ; but is al- 
together feparated, andre- 
ceeds from the Commixti 
on ; which you may more 
amply determine by the 
Cineritium , of which we 
fhall fpeak hereafter. 

IV. If Ukewife the Medi- 
cine be not perpetuated with 
t firm alteration, fo that tlie i 




ing the true fonderofity 
aa and Sol,] it is not 
changed to a perfed 
pleatment of Nature 
this weight is one of tb 
of peifecSlion. Seeing 
fore thele differeni 
perfeftion are five, tl 
aneceffity that qpr 
cine ftiould exhibit 
Differences in Proj( 
Alfo it is evident from 
That this Medicine n 
prepared from Thin 
ving Affinity to Bodi€ 
dily altering, and am 
adhering to them in 
profundity : But feai 
through Univerlal N 
we have found nc ; 
which can do all 
well as Argent Vt've 
red, according to oj 
re(!^ions^ of which tl 
Medicine is made 
higheft Perfedion. 




Treparations of the 
\tcine, that it may gi've 
Iforefaid different Vro- 



Isfow fince it changes 
ithoiit the alteration 
Nature, therefore it 
necelTarily to be pre- 
. Uhac It may be mix 
' iin the profundity of 
viz,. That its fiib- 
xnay be made fuch, 
may be mixed even 
profundity of the^o- 
rable, without fepa- 
for ever. 




But this c^innot be 
without it be very 
^' ' fubrilized with cer- 
^^^\(\ determinate fubli- 
iSj as we have taught 

t>. 48. SeB. 2 ^4 J J 


3ing ; Likewile its 
^'iGion cannot be per- 
t, unlefs it be fixed, 
nit illuftrate, unlefs 
f.'^ fplendid lubftance 
- f 'aifted from it accord- 
Art, with a fit fire. 

L Nor can this Me- 
have per fed Fufan 
great Caution beuledl 

BER. 45'r 

in Its fixation, that it may 
(bften hard Bodies, and har- 
den the foft. And it ean 
only do that, when a fuffi- 
ciency of its humidify is 
preierved, proportionate to 
the neccffity of the Fu/icnf 

IX. Whence it is evi- 
dent, that it fhould have 
fjch a Preparation, as may 
make it a mofl: fulgent and 
purely clean fubfrance, and 
fixed alfo ; but thefe things 
muft be done with fuch 
^reat Caution, fin refped 
to the regulation of thehre^ 
and way of fixing j that in 
■^emovingits Humidity^ fo 
much may be ftill left, for 
com pleat and perfsd Fu- 

X. If by this Medicine, 
you would foften Bodies 
hard of Fufion 5 in the be- 
ginning of its Preparation, 
a gendefire mud be adhi- 
bited : For a foft fire is 
Ccnfervative of Humidity^ 
and Ferftclive of Fufion. 

Xf. There is alfo niany 

other ConfidercUlons of the- 

Weight, with their Caules 

G g * 2 and 

and Older. The Caufe of 
great weight, is, the fubtiltv 
of the (ubftance of Bodies, 
and uniformity in their Ef- 
ience : By which the parts 
of them may be fo conden- 
led, that nothing can come 
between. And the Denfity 
of Parts, is the encreafe of 
weight, and the Perfeftion 

5 . The Six Properties of things 
J from 'which the Medicine u 

XII. FtrH, They have in 
themfelvcs an Earth moft 
fubcil and incombuftible^ 
altogether fixed with its 
own proper Radical Hu- 
midity, and apr for fix- 

X!II. Secondly, They 
Iiave an airy and fiery Hu- 
midity^ (o unirormly con 
jV)yned to that Earth, that 
if one be Volatile, lo is the 
refjdue ; And this feme Hu- 
midity abides the fire be- 
yond all Humidities, even 
to the compleat terminati- 
on of its own Injfijfation, 
without Evaporation, inie 
parable from the Earth an- 

nexed to it, with a cotf '^' 

permanency. W 

XIV. thirdly. Tilt ff?,' 
fpofition of their Nj Com 
Humidity is fuch, thj t 
help of its own Oleaj 
in all differences of its 15" 
perties, it contemp( m^ 
the Earth annexed t !Co 
with fuch an Unftui ratS 
and with fuch a Home jiM 
and equal Union, andi iof i 
of infeparablc Conjuiii i in 
that after the degree n cdFi 
nal Preparation, it ^ Ipn 
goodFufion. 'i )k 

XV. FcHTtbly, The( mi 
ginous Property, is < k;, 
great purity of ElTencc m 
io artificially cleanfed Ccoji 
all Combuftible ma ko 
that it burns not any I i^ 
with which it is conj© u\ 
through their leaft p redi 
but preferves them ^ rj. 
Com bullion. Hermes, 

1 2. SetL y. aforegoing, ir;*^ 

XVI. Fifthly^ It hj 
TinBure in it lelf fo 
and fplendid, Whitei 
Red J clean and incomi 
blc, ftable and fixed,] 
the fire cannot prevai 



air it to change it : Nor 
ifliiulphurous^ Aduftive^ 
larp, Corroding Bo- 
Corrupc and Defile 

fll. Sixthly j:hQ whole 
litum^ incerated with 
al Compleatmentj is i 
5reat Subtilty and Te- ' 
of Matter, that after I 
id of its Dccodion, it | 
ns in Projeftion of 
hill Fufion like water, 
of profound Penetra 
to the greateft perfe- 

of the Body to be 
Tmuted^ how Fixed lo 
r be ; adhering there- 
h an infeparable Uni- 

Conjundxion^ againli 
)fce of the flrongeft 
and in that very hour, 
rtue of its own Spiri 
reducing Bodies to 

\ Seven TropeHies of the 
Medicine it filf, 

'III. Fitff, Oleaginity, 
g in Proje^ion Uni 
] Eufion, and Diifufion 
3 Matter: For the 
mng after Projeftion 
Tindure, is the liid- 

B E R. ^n 

den and due Diffufion of 
the Medicine it felf, which 
is perfeded and rendered 
Vifcous, with a Mineral 

XIX. Secondly y 7'enuity of 
Matter^ or the Spiritual iub- 
ftance thereof, flowing ve- 
ry thin in its Fufion, like 
Water, Penetrating to the 
Profundity of the Body to 
be Tranfliiuted, forthat im- 
mediately afcer Tufion^ the 
Ingrellion thereof is neceP 

XX. IhiYAly^ A§mty, or 
Vicinity, between the Elixir 
or Tindure, and the Body 
CO be Tranfmuted, giving 
adherency in Obviationand 
Retention of its like ; be- 
caufe immediately ^fter In- 
grefs of the Medicinej Ad- 
herency is convenient and 

XXI. Fourthly^ ' Radical 
Humidity^ Fiery, Congeal- 
ing, and Coniolidating the 
Parts retained, with adhe- 
rence^ to wl.'jt is Hpmogene 
to it, and the union or all 
its faid Homogen^ parts, 
inieparably tor ever : Be- 






caufe after Adherency^Con 
folidation of the pares by a 
Radical and VifcousHumi 
fdity is neceffary. 

XXII. Fifthly, Turityand 
Clearnefsy giving a nianifeft 
Splendor in the Fire, but 
not burning : for after con- 
Iblidation of the purified 
parts^ it is left to the aftual 
Fire to burn up or confom 

tion of the Body adhei ^f 
to it > Handing and p , 
vering againft the for^ f 
the ftrongeft Fire : foi '"^ 
mediately after Purifica u 
fixation neceffarily io\ y 
of courfe. "'/ T, 

XXIV. Seventhly, ':; J ^ 
ure IVhtte or Ked^ giv< ' 
fplendid or perfed i ^" 
TVhite, or intenfiy Gii \ "' 

^11 extraneous Superfluities viz,, the Lunification or^^^' 
not confolidated : where- ficaticn of the Bodies 
fore purification is neceffa- tranfmuted ; for that 

XXIII. Sixthly, 4 Fixing 
Earth , temperate , thin, 
fubtil, fixed,, and inconi 
buftible, giving permanen- 
cy of Fixation, in the folu- 

fixation a pure Tin&u 
Color tinging another 
//y ; Or a Tinfture^ tii 
the Matter to be tran 
ted into true Sdver or 
is abiblutely necelTafy. 




Of the three Orders cfthe Medicine. 

}f Of Medicines of the firfi 

J. QUbtilty of the mat- 
O ter is neceffarily re- 
quired, as well in the pre- 
•paration of Bodies, as in 


the perfeding of the 
dicine ; bccaufc of 
much the greater wMi^ 
Bodies to be tranfmutec 
io liiuch greater is tb 
feclion they are broug 
by Art^ for which re^lQ 





G E B E R. 

lere decUre the diffe- 
i of all Medicines^ 
I is three fold, accor- 
[) three Orders. 

A Mediqine of the 
Jrder is every prepa- 

of Minerals^ which 
led upon the imper- 
iodies^ impreffes upon 

an Alteration , but 
es not a fufficient 
pleatment s ye| the 
id Body is thereby 
;ed and Corrupted, 
tl e total evanilliing of 
i'ledicine^ and all its 

45 >- 

Cbaf, 49. 

Of this kind is cve- 
ublimation dealbative 
tars or Fen:fs which re 
:w s not Fixation : and ot 
'^^'<ind, is every addica 
1^: of the Color of Sol 
^Luna^ O? o\ J^enifs com 
Hid, and Zyniar^ and 
:bt>ike, (et in a Fornace 

h This Order changes 
^i I a mutation noc dura- 
bl< by diminiihing it fell 
b>:xhalation or Evapora 
He . And of this kind art 
th e dcfcril^ed, Cha^- 44I 

SeSt, 15-, 16^ 17. 

S€^. 18^19, 20_,1I, ^^'^3- 

and Chaf, 46. SeB, 6, 7, 8, 
9. aforegoing. And the 
Work of this firft Order is 
called the leffer Work. 

2. of Medicines of the fecond 

V. A Medicine of the fe- 
cond Order, I call every 
preparation, which being 
projefted upon Bodies dl- 
miniilied from perfection, 
alters them to fome certain 
degrees of perfedion, whol- 
ly leaving other degrees of 
Corruption, as is the Cal- 
cination of 5o^/>/, by which 
all that is fugitive is burnt 
away and Confumed- 

VI. And of this Order 
are the Medicines Tinging 
Luna perpetually yellow^ 
or perpetually dealbating 
Venus ^ leaving other diffe- 
rences ot Corruption in 

VIT. Now feeing the 
Medicine of Bodies to be 
cleanfed is one ; but of Ar. 
gent Five perfed:ly Coagu- 
lable another, we will firft 
G g • 4 of 




of ^11 declare the Medicines 
for Bodies : and then after- 
wards the Medicine of the 
fame Argent Vwe, coagu- 
lable into a true $oUfick and 
Lumfick Body. 

VIII. A Medicine of the 
lecond Order is that which 
does indeed perfecfl i?fsper- 

from the mixtion, mufi jilsttt 
a Medicine of the third: ^!^^ \ 
Greater Order. \ th laig. 

X. Andbecaufe we , ioalfo 
the Stiperfluities of th Dcatin| 
Volatile, S be remoiiWi: 
by way of Calcinatii ttVek 
and the Earthimfs^ not or Mt 
nate, abolillied by repe^ m pro 

fe5J^ Bodies^ but with one Redu^ions ^ therefore t\ and 
only difference of perfcfti- 1 was a neceffityof inven udori 
Bqt feeing there are of a Medicine of this 
" " '^ ' cond'Order^ which nii snfiiii 

indeed palliate the intt sk, 
Ibften the hard, and Ipeii 
den the foft Bodies, ao 
ding to the petl'edion 
their Natures, and not 


many caufes of Corruption 
in every of the imperfed 
Podiesy as in Saturn a Vola- 
tile Sulfhureity , fugitive 
Argent Vive (by both which 
Corruption muft neceffari- 
ly be induced,) and its Ter 
reHreity: therefore Medi- 
cine<iofthis fecond Order, 
are iuch as can only remove 
one of them, or covering 
it, adorn the fame, leav- 
ing behind it, all the other 
caufes of Imperfeftion. 

or Solijjck 

but perfbi hh 
true Lunii *d 
of impeii ^[^ 


XT. Since then it is m^ 

feft, that in Bodies only 
the haftinafs of Melt 
cannot be taken away, 
IX. Since then in Bo- the Artifices of this W( 
dies , there is ibmewhat | nor the innate impurii 
impermutable, which is in- j the Radix of their pri< 
nate tp them in their Radix, pies be removed ; the 
and which cannot be taken i vention of this Medic 
away by a Medicine of this i was iieceirary , whichi 
Orders that Medicine ^iprojedion might Infpii 
which totally removes that, their Tenuity, and Infl 


l!X. GEBER. 

irden them^ to a 
jcyof Jgnittm with 
K siting. 

[So alio in hard Bq- 
pnuating their SpiP 

deduce them to 
fent Velocity^ Lique- 
or Melting , with 
property of Ig- 
and palliating 

adorn the Clow- 
\i Bodies of either 
ranfmuting the one 
iitCy the other into 


This Medicine is 
ked' from a Medi- 
:he third Order ^ only 
krfed:ion of a lefler 

er preparation. But 
kltcine In[pj]'attng the 

of [oft Bodies^ re- 

nekind of prepara- 
lirh a Conlumptivg 
pd that Attenuating 
Iffitude of hard Bo- 

lothcr, with con- 
\t\ of their Humidi- 

'hich kind are thoie 
[). 43. Sect. 16, 1 7, 

20, 21, and Chaf. 
f^. 19, 2C5 2ij 22. 
jing, which are in a 

r middle Order. 


5 . Of Medicines of the thkJl 

Xiy. This IS every pre- 
paration, which when it is 
projefted upon Bodies, takes 
away all Corruption and 
perfects them, with all the 
differences or figns of per- 
fect: ion. But this is one on- 
ly, and therefore by realbn 
of it, we are not obliged to 
the ufe of the ten Medi- 
cines of the fecond Order. 

XV. Of this Order there 
is a twofold Medicine, viz,, 
Sffiar and Lunar^ yet bat 
one in ElTence, and which 
have but one way in Ope- 
rating ; and therefore by 
our Anceftors, whole writ- 
ings we have read, it is cal- 
led One only Medicine. 

XVI- However there is 
an addition of a Citrine 
Color, made of the molt 
clean llibltance of fixed Sul- 
phur which conllituces the 
diifcrence between the one 
\ov the white, and the other 
for the yt-llow , viz., the 
. Lunar and Solar Medicine, 
J the latter containing that 

4^8 S A L M 

Color in it felf, but the o- 
ther not. 

XVII. This is called the 
third Order, or Order of 
the Greater Work ; and 
that becauie greater Care^ 
Prudence J and Indufiry is 
required in the Adminiltra- 
tion thereof, and the pre- 
paration thereof to perfefti 
on, than in any of the for- 
mer ; and alfo for that it 
needs greater Labor and 
longer time to compleat it 
for the higkelt Purity. 

XVIH. Therefore the 
Medicine of this Order is 
not diverfe in ElTence from 
the Medicines of the fecond 
Order^ bat only in refped 
of Degrees^ as being more 
fiibtilized, and exalted to 
a much higher degree of 
Purity, Tinfture, and Fix- 
ity, in the making and 


XIX. All which di* 
in their proper place i ioto 
dared with fincerti 

Speech, and the vt^ 
preparation Exaftly,- 
its Caufes, and m^ 
Verity ; as alfo the 
degrees by which 
brought to Perfeftion ab 

XX. For the Lum ibe, 
dicine needs one yo 
preparation : but the 
another , for the 
preparation of its Tif b 
with the Adminiftrati 
Sulphur Tinging it 
which we have abunc 
Spoken Cha^. 4^ 
r2, 1 ;. Chap. 47, 
12, 14. and C/^^p. 48||fef5, 
45, 4^. aforegoing 



Set I Fii 


How Ingrejpon is procured^ 

I. "OEcaufe it happens 
XJ that a Medicine will 

fometimes mix, and 
time not, therelorc 

'8 not 



G E B E K, 


dare the way of 

ig, /. e. how every 

hr each particular 

lie not entering^may 

profoundly acquire 

ito a Body. 

'he way is by diffo- 
hf chat which Enters^ 

diffolution of that 
[Enters not, and by 
[iing both Solutions: 
lalies every thing to 
l^ffive, of what kind 
it be, and to be cor- 

through its leaft 

Yet tins is com 

by Sublution ; And 
fs alfb accomplilLed 
llamcj in things not 

& FufiWe : where- 
in are more apt to 

[refsv and to tranf 

This is the caufe why 
Icine ibme things_ 
i^cl jre not of the nature 
^^ e, to wit, that they 
the better diffolved: 
<it ;y are diffolved, that 
£y ay the better receive 
Jpr lion from them ; and 
omthem like wife , by/ 

by thefe be prepared and 

V. Or, We give Ingrefs 
to thefe which are not fiif- 
fered to enter by reafon of 
their SpiflStude, or Thick- 
neft, with a manifold Re- 
petition of the Sublimation^ 
of Spirits not Infiamable up- 
on them, to wit, of Arfe- 
nick, and Argent Vt've not 
fixed ^ or with manifold 
Reiteration of the Solutioa 
ol- that which has not In- 

VJ. Yet this is a good 
Caution concerning things 
Impci mixable, ^iz». That 
the Body be diffolved, 
which you would have to 
be changed and altered by 
thsfe : and the things like- 
wife Diffolved, whi^ you 
would have both to enter 
and to alter. 

VII. Neverthelefi Solu- 
tion cannot be made of all 
parts, but of fome ; with 
which this or that Body, 
not another, muft be imbi- 
bed time after time. 

VIII. For by this means 


4^o S A t M 

it has Ingrefs only into this 
or that, neceflarily; but this 
does not neceffarily happen 
into any other Body. 

IX. Every thing then 
muft needs have Ingrefs by 
thefe ways ; by the benelit 
whereof, it depends on the 
nature of that, to have In- 

ON'S 'fcilt 

grefs ("as we laid hitfj 
and to Tranfmute wiingtli 
Com mixtion found a liic 
i lenuit 
X. By this precede f, off 
feourfe, is compleatc iniho 
faid number of Ten to 
cines, with a fufficien ewhol 
duftion of them, [iuCon 
to the Great Work it fel 


Of the Cineritium. 

I. nr HE Solar and Lu- 

^ nar fubftance is on 
ly permanent in the Tryal 
by the Cineritium: There 
fore fearching out the true 
Diflferences of the Subftan- 
ces of thele perfeft Bodies, 
and likewife the Caufes of 
the (Meritium , we fhall 
make tryal which of the 
Imperfeft Bodies do more, 
and which do lefs endure or 
abide in the Examen ot chis 

II. But we have already 
fnfficiently declared the Se- 
cret of thele two Bodies in 
ch.e Prof, ndity ot their fub- 

ftance, 'viz*. That tha mk 
dix, or firft PrinciJ 
being, was a large q^ fjs e 
o^ Argent Vive^ andt ^j^i 
reft fubftance of it; a t ^ 
more Subtil, but after |{|^] 
Infpiffate, till it could i^ a^i 
Fufion with Ignitiomlfor 

III. Therefore wl 
ver Bodies diminidia 
Perfection, have m( 
Earthinels, thelcfsabj 
endure in this Exami 
what have leis EartH 

j do more endure it. 

IV. Becaufethefe 
deed more adhere,by 





G E B E R, 


Subtilty of their 

clofely Perm'ixing 

L Iting them : So like- 

c Sodiei that are ot 

:e Tenuity, or on the 

V, of greater Spiffi- 
: an thofe which are 
:-;idion, maft necef 

J wholly leparated 
I iz Commixtion. 

'. )r being not of the 
i jfion, they are for 

cife fake (eparated: 
I deed BoJies which 
ak'Df a leffer quantity 
4rnt Vi'ue^ are more 
;v ;parated from the 

1. Fis evident then, 
is<ig Saturn is of much 
;fs, and contains 
itall quantity of Ar- 
, and of an eaUe 
for Liquefaftion, 
'e mollly oppofice 
\ineritwus Examcn ; 
^5 of all Bodies^ by 
ifice of the Cmen^ 
ift endures in the 
:tion, yea it is fe- 
land vanifhes moft 

^'feeing therefore of 

all imperfeft Bodies^ it moft 
gives way and receeds ; by 
that it is more fit for the 
Examen of our Magifiery, 
and the reaion is, bccaufe 
it iboner takes its flight, and 
Iboner draws every of the 
imperfetft Bodies with its 
fclf from the mixture.- 

VIII. Alfoby reafon of 
this, the greater quantity 
of the perfeft Bodies is pre- 
(erved for rl"ie ftrong Com- 
buftion, or mighty devour- 
ing force of the Fire of the 
Exawen : and therefore by 
the tryal of Lead^ it is lels 
burnt, and more eafily pu- 

IX. And becaufe the fub- 
ftance of Jufiur^ confifts 
more of Argsnt Five^ and 
partakes of a leffer quantity 
of Earth inafs, whereby ir 
is of greater purity, ani of 
a more fcbtil fubftanccv 
therefore it is more fafe in 
che Mixtion, than Saturn 
and F-en^ ^ becaufe it more 
adheres in the profundity 

X. And for this caufe a 
larger quamitv of the per- 


462 S A L M 

feft Body is abfumed, be 

iovQjufiter conjoyned can 

befeparated from the Com- 

mixion : Venm gives Fu- 

fi6n with Igmticv'^ but be- 

caufe its Fufion is flower 

of a perfect Body^ there ^ 

foreitisfeparated from the 

Commixtion^ yet more 

llowly than Saturn, by rea 

Ibn of the Ignitkn of its fu- 

fible SHbftance. 

XI. But becaufe it con- 
tains lefe of Argent Vi^e, and 
has more of Earthinefs^ ar?d 
a more thick Subllance, 
therefore it is more eafily 
leparated from the Mixtion 
than Jupter^ becaufe yup 
Uf more :»dhsres in the pro- 
fundity than Vemii, 

XII. Mars has not FuHon, 
and therefore is not per- 
mixed, which is caufed for 
want of Humidity: but il 
it happens that it is per- 
mixed with vehemency of 
Fire; then becaufe it has 
not Humidity enough of its 
own^ by imbibing the Hu- 
midity of Sol or Luna^ it is 
united thereto in its lealt j 

O N ' S iiij 

XIII. Therefore, T ' 
has much Earth, and 


Argent Vive J and wa: 
fion^ yet it can by m 
Artifice be feparated 
them. By this Arcifi^ 
e. of the CinerkiuinVf^ 
come to the true rea ''. 
tion of every Body, 
underlland peifeftly 
we have writ. 

u r ' 

XIV. There are tWI 
^les perfed, abidirtii w'i (^ 
tryal, to wit, SoUiW.'^^^^f 
by reafon of their -J ilitii 
Compofition, which pf»t 
from their good Mm^tm 
and the pure SubftaiJ 

XV. The way of '^ 
ing this Tryal is thu^, 
ftfted Afhesor Calx, Ailik 
der of the Bones of J^ I'/crfl 
Calcined y or a Ccn^miJiifsnl 
ally or (owe of them ^ ti 
with Water y and mai 
mixture firm and folii 
your hands ; and in the 
of it y work it into a 
flatifij lumf] make a^, 
and J7moth hcllo'wnefs f ^i 
ufon the bottom of it fi 
J mail quantity of Glafs 
to Vouder^ 'which lajf to I 

it in 



G E B E R, 


When dry. Tut your 
tafinto the Hollownefs 
tcf which y on would try 
tmh put Coals of Fire 
nk and then hlow with 
lm'*f6n the Surface^ till 
Milfiows: upon which ^ 
f influx, cafi^ fart after 
o/^M,ead, and hUw with 
W!|>/ Jlrong Ignititn, 

[, Whilfi you fee it a- 

4th a firong Concuf 

If not pure ^ thsrefore 

■ all the Lead, he Ex- 

fhen that js gon eff^ 

(otion yet ceafes not, 
\yet pure : caft Lead 
7 upon it^ and blow 

until the Lead 'va 
\-it do not yet refi^ re 

cafiing in of more 
htd blowing upon it, 
will or ejuiet, and you 
and clear in its Su 

XVIIL 7kisdofie, takea^ 

way the Coals, flatter the 
Fire, and fut Water ufon the 
Te ft, for you will find it through^ 
ly pro'ved: and if whtle you 
are blowing this froof,you caft 
in Glafs^ the Bodies will be 
the better and more ferfe&lj 
purified i hecaufe that takes a- 
way the Impurities^ andfefa- 
rates them, ^^^ ^ 

XIX. Or, InBead of 
i Glafs, ycu may caft in Salt, 
Borax^ or a little Alum : 
This Examen of the Cineriti- 
urn or Teft^may in like man- 
ner be made in a Crucible 
of Earth, If the fire round 
about it be blowed, and 
upon the (urfacealfo of the 
Crucible;, that the Body 
to be proved, may the 
fooner flow, and be perfe- 


mtif Cementation^, audits Canfes. 

K^E now come to\Cewent: And whereas forng 
the Examen of| Bodies are morej and others 

464 SALM 

Icfs burned by the Calcina- 
tion of fire, /. f. they which 
contain a greater quantity 
of burning Sulphur morCj 
but they which contain 
lels, lels : Therefore feeing 
Sol, has a leffer quantity of 
Sulphur^ than other Metal- 
lick Bodies, it is not (in the 
inidft of all Mineral Bodies) 
burnt by the force of fire. 

IL And feeing Lww<«al(bj 
next to Soly partakes of a 
lefs quantity of Sulphur^ 
than the other four Bodies' 
yet has more Sulphur than 
Sol J therefore it can left 
bear the ftrong Ignition of 
a violent Fire for a long 
fpace of time_, than Sol can : 
And by confequence, lefe 
bear thinf;s burning by a 
like nature, but ^enw le(s 
than it, becaufe it confilfs 
of more Sulphur ftill^ and 
of greater Eirthlncis than 
Luna, and ib can lefs bear 
the violent force of Fire. 

III. Jupiter alfo lefs than 
Sol or Luna, becaufe it 
partakes of greater Sulphu- 
reity, and Eartbinefs, than 
either of them ; yet it is lefs 
burnt by violence of Fire 


Sol, or Luna, 

IVi Saturn in its 
mixtion by nature, 
more of Earthinefs a JCoi 
phureity^ than either c 
before named ; anc 
fore is more burnt, b; 
mation or violence c 
and is fooner, and m 
fily inflamed, than 
faid Bodies; becaui^eol 
Sulphureity more • 
conjoyned, and moi 
than Jupiter, 

V. Mars is not h\ 
itfelf but by Accidei 
when it is mixed w 
dies of much humic 
imbibes that Humid 
reafon of its own \ 
the fame ; and th 
being conjoyned^ it 
ther inflamed nor bu 
the Bodies with whi< 
joyned or united,be 
Inflamable nor Goi 

Vl. But if Coml 
Bodies be mixed vt^iti 
neceffarily happens 
ding to the nature 

Combuif ion^ that li 




G E 6 E R. 


ind inflamed. Seeing 
Lre, that Cement is 
of Infiamahle things ^ 
hccffary caufe ojf its 
[ion is manifefl^, "viz^. 
I ComibiiiVtbie things 
[be burned. 

i. And fince there is 
e only body incom- 
6, that dlone^ or what 
^'"Iparcd acCvording to 
Imr'e of it, iskepcfafe 
fe. But Which abide 
and which Icis^ are 

Body^ whicJo you intend to ex- 
amine by this way of Froha- 


IX. Tlosn the [aid ^ate 
mtifi he laid upon a Grate of 
Iron, included in an Earthen 
Vejjel thutfo as not to touch 
one anothef^y that thefoiiJer of 
t he Fire may have free and e- 
qual accejs to them. Thus the 
whole muil be kept in Y'w^^in 
a jirong 'Earthen Vefj'el for the 
fpace of 5 dajSj but with this 
Cauthn^ That the plates may 
X with tlieir Caufes : '■ he kept Red Fire hot^ but mt 

abides more, but 

IfeTsj Juptter yet lefs, 

'^^^niis lefs ihcin Jupiter J 

Urn leall ot all. 

L-The way of Exa- 
6n by Cement is thus. 
'fi campy in d it cf Infia 
thtv'js of which kind 

loro \hlacke7nng, flying , pe 
ng things^ viz. V itrlol, 
moniack^ Verdigrile, 

If op or Pliinious Alum^ 
very fwrdl quantity of 
.r» with Humane U- 
^d other like acute ^ 
^^hrati?jg things : All 
4fe made into a Tafle^ 
)4 Urine aforejaid^ and 
itfon thin plates of that 


X. Afcer the third day^ 
yoii will find the PIa:cs 
cleanfed froni all impurity, 
if the Body 'of them was 
perfcci: •, if not, they will 
be wholly corrupted and 
burnt in the Calcination. 

XL Some expofe Plates 
ot Mecai to Calcination, 
wirhout a Compoficion oi 
Cemenr. and they are pu- 
ri tied in like manner, ifti^e 
Body be perfect: ; If nor, 
they are totally confumad; 
But in this kind of Exame^i 



W have 







r th 


466 b A JL M 

they are purified by the 
only force of Fire) than if 
they were Examined by the 
help of Cement. 

XII. And for that the 
nature of Luna differs not 
much from the nature of 
Sol, therefore of neceflity 
it refts with it in the Tryal 
hy Cement y and there is no 
feparation of Bodies one 
from another in thefe two 
kinds of Tryal, unlefs that 
be caufed by reafon of the 
Diverfity of the Compofi- 
tion of their fubftances. 

XIII. For from thence 
rcfults the Diverfity of Fu- 
lion^ and Thicknefs, or 
Thinnefs or Rarity, which 
are indeed the caufes of Se- 

XIV. Therefore \i ^^^ 
a commixture, they ™°^ 

be fepfF' 

sach from 
the total corruption o; 
Effences. And the p 
ing of imferfetl Bo 
difcerned, when th( 
by Ingenuity of prepa 
found to be of the 

Fufion, Ignition, anc ^"^" 

dity. ', i^'^'' 




The Examcn 


L Qlnce Bodies of greateft 
l5 Pcrfedion, with de- 
tci'sninate Ignition , are 
fouled to receive the Fire 
before fufion of them; 
therefore we fay, if our de- 
fign is to find out the com 
pleat alteration of them^ 

by Ignition. 

there is a neceflity to 
fuch Bodies to their 1 

II. And before 
ferfeSl^ Bodies be Fu) 
fee them admit Ignitii k^\ 


Inflamation of a 
Celelline Color, an 


.LXV. G 

! their Ignition comes, 
whitenefs of Fire J 
by the Eye can in 

wile be difcerned. 

Tis evident then, 
he ferfetl Ignition of 
is before Fufion, with 
s Rednefs ^ and not 
whitenelSj which the 
nnot behold: for if 
lepared Bodies be Mel- 
iefore they are red hot 
FirCj they ftand not 

And if they be made 
ire hot wirh labor^ and 
; i Violence of Fire^ their 
ration is not true and 
\ 5 and this indeed if 
pen mjoft Bodies^ for 
he lame is only found 


Becaufe Jgnihk Bodies 

E B E R. 467 

do not eafiiy in the way of 
preparation admit Ignition » 
nor Fufil^le Bodies the right 
Fn/ion, which we find to be 
in Bodies pcrfed according 
I to Nature. 

VI. If Bodies prepared, 
in their Ignition, give not a 
flame of a pleafing Celeftinc 
Color, their preparation is 
not complear. 

VII. And if any part cf 
the Weight, Color, Beauty^ 
Ignition and the like, be 
found diminifhedj by rea- 
fon of the Differences, or 
force of the Preparation, 
you have not righily pro- 
ceeded : therefore you 
mulf (earch again till you 
find out your Error, and 
chance to hit upon, the 
right way through the Di- 
vine goodnefi. 



\The Exam en by Fitfion or Melting, 

^fion with Igvition is 
I the only Argument 
fe^lion ; yet ncx with 
ikind of Ignition ^ but 
ignition in which the 

Body waxeth not altogether 
white ; and with ^ninm in 
which is not made a dull 
palenefs of Fire ^ and in 

whichj the body is not &d- 




dealy Melted 

not immediately after Ig- 

n. For when a body flows 
wiih the very fmaH force of 
a weak Firc^ either with^ 
out Ignition^ or with a falltd 
Ignition •-> the bcdj thus pre- 
pared, mud needs be ilili 
an imperfccl body. 

S A L M O N * S 

or flowes 



And if a hodj after 
, be not fuiFeied pre- 
ientiy to coole, and its Ig- 
nition be prefently turned 
v/holly into blackneis^ aiid 
by reafon thereof;, loofech 
its Ignition, before it be- 
comes hard^, it is not a 
body brought to perfe- 
drlon, of what kind io^ 
ever it be. Now this is from 
its Ibftnefs^ and is one of 
the kinds oUmperfeii bodies. 

IV. If the Ignition of a 
body before Fufion thereof 
be made with great Labor^ 
and Violence of a Wrong 
Fire ^ and with a Ray ot 
brightnefs Inellimable^ al- 
together white and lliining^ 
it is not a wfdi bodj^ but a 


V: If alfo after Fg 
thereof^ and when 
from the Fire^ it be 
fently hardned, that it 
not, the fulgent Igr 
thereof yec remaining 
not a body of Lunar^StiS 
iar perfe(t:tion, bat cjert 
under the nature of t(i' 
ferences ot i]//<«r/. ^' 

VL By what has 
iaid, then, ic is eyj 
that in bodies Fufibk^ a 
fold Ignition may be 
before Melting of theii 









<^P^ ^ 

ap.other Red and clear 
a third moll white, 
with Rays, 

11) '2fo 



o' hardneis altered. 


VII. The firft or p: 
an ignition of fuft 
the fecond of ftrUcl^ 
tlie third of iiaid bo4i< 
is proved by llcalori 

\MiL If you woL)ld|\vi 

out the Degree of all Stv 
Ignitions , CO compki i^, 
Fiffbk bodies^ you miitt 
the Compleat fuiiici 
for the [:crfec^ion of Fti [ir-^ 
and by 





difference of all! Fufion ; thus may you find 
IS of the Degree of | it out, otherwife not. 


e Extmen by Vapors of acute things, * 

the Vapors of acute things? 
do not produce a plea- 
iant Celedine Color_, they 
are not yet brought to the 
total Perfedion of their 

rfeB Bodies expofed 
over the Vapors ol a- 
ogs,i/i2S.things Sharp^ 

and Saline_, are apt 
ittleor nothing at all 
er^ or to emit a ipo<} 
tCeleftine tlos. 

Sut Sol or Gc/iflow- 
iiyct Sol or Luna not 
being expofed over 
Qors of the faid acute 
iwe find to Flower^ 
yeild a mofl ddcift- 
kfiine Flcs: of vi^hichj 
Sol is more delight- 
I that of Luna, 

|We then ffrom fee- 
i) imitating Nature,, 
manner produce a 
ne Color in prepa- 
'icsj which Color is 
id by the goodnefs 
nt Vii^Cj as vve have 
lly declared. 

Whatever prepared 
hen. being put over 

V. There are fbme bodies^ 
which in the Exa?mn of Sa- 
line things, flower in their 
Superfices, with a dull Red^ 
or dull Citrine Color mixc 
with Greennefs : of this 
kind is Mars. 

VT. Some fiower with a 
dull GreenncjS^ mixt with a 
Turbid Celeiiine Color; 
of this kind is P'enm. Some 
are found to yeild a dull 
White, and of this kind is 
Saturn : An^ fbme a clear 
White J of which kind is 

VI J. Hence it is evident 

that che mofl: perfed Body 

flowers lead, or nothing at 

all J and if it yeild s any 

H h * : Flos, 

47® S A L M 

Flos^ it is in a long fpace of 
time. And indeed among 
imferfe^i Bodies^ the Gum- 
moficy ofJtfpiPer moft flow- 
ly admits ^ny Flowers ; 
whence by the Examen of 
this Magidery^ we find Ju 
fiter in the work of the grea- 
ter Order, more nearly ap- 
proximate toperfeftion. 

O N'S, 

VIII. And by this 
al or probation, it ni 
known, in what k^ 
temperament, the 
fed Bod/ does confil 
you rightly conceivi ,jis 
Order of thefe things 







The Examen by ExtinSiion of Bodies 



I. TF the Body heat red 
JL Fire hot be extin 
guiftied in Liquor, and the 
i>w^ryeild not a white Co- 
lor, and the Solar a bright 
Citrine, but is changed into 
a Foreign Color^ the Body 
is not tranfmuted into the 
perfedion of a perfefl: 

II. And if in repeating 
its Ignicion and Excinftion 
in the Waters of Salts or A- 
lums, by whatfoever kind 
of preparation, it yeilds, 
a Scoria , of Affinity to 
Blacknefs in its Superncss ; 
Oi\ if in the Extindion of 


it in Sulphurs, and frq 
Extinftion with oft( 
peated Ignition it v, 
or infe<5ls it felf with i 
Blacknefs, or by fo: 
the Hammer breaki 
pieces, the Work 

Ill Or, if it wit 

mentation of the m 
of Sal-armoniacky Veri 
and Urme , or thir 
^ like Nature, be expo 
the Fire, and after t 
nition and ExtinBion 
(whether Lunar or S( 
totally loofes its prop 
lor, or makes a Seeri^ 



Lxvni. G £. B t R. 

:, that the Body does 
in imperfedlion. 


And this we farther 
)U, as one certain ge- 
Ruk, that as well in 
!5refent Examens^ or 
lons^ as in the three 
;ns following ; if a- 
rhe differences of per- 
!,the altered or chang- 
Jj fhall change any 
of its weight or color 
Ihofe of perfetflion, 
which it ought not to 
Du have erred in your 
sand the alteration or 
made, is a thing of 
odj or profit, but de- 
ye and of diladvan- 

V. There remains yet 
three other ways of Exami- 
nation, as appeals by Cbap, 
49. 5^(^.7. aforegoing, which 
fhould here immediately 
follow, but that they are 
treated of in the Chapters, 
under their feveral, and 
refpcftive Tides, viz. The 
Examen by Admixtion of 
burning Sulphur, in Chap. 
38. Sea.6,7,^nd ^.tbe Exa- 
men by Calcination and Redu- 
Bionj in Chap, f 5. Seft. 32. 
ibe ixamen by the ea/te fufiep- 
tton of Argent Vive, in 
Chap. 48. Seft. 58. where 
the matter is explained at 
large, and to which we re- 
fer you. 



A ^capitulation 

Avingnow handled 
the Experiences 
)aufes of the power 
s our Magiftcry^ ac- 
ig to the neceflity, 

and method of our 
fed Difcourfe, it only 
ns^ that we fhould at 
declare the compleat- 
•f this whole Divine 

of the whole Art. 

Work ; and in few words 
contraft the difperfed Ma- 
giftery into one Sum, in 
general heads. 

II. We fay tben^ that 
the Sum of the whole Art;, 
and of the Operations of 
this whole Work, is no o- 
ther^ than that the Stone, 


Magiftery, Elixir,ortinaure (de.\ according to their kind. 

ularcd in its Chapters) fhould be 
taken, and with diligent Labour 
and Induftry > that Sublimation 
of the firft degcee be repeated up- 
on it ; for by this it will be cleanf- 
cd from corrupting Impurity. 

III. Anvi the perfeaion of Sub* 
limarion, is the Subcilization of 

the Srone by it, until ic can be j fome two hundred fold , 
brought to the ultimate purity of j three hundredfold, fome 
Stibtilty,7indh{\.\y be m-ddc volatile. 
This being done, by the 

IX. So that among thi 
cincs, feme tranfmute intc 
Lunifick Body of perfeftic 
fome into a true Solifick E 
the pcrfefticn of the Solai^ 1 

X. And of thefe M^i 
fome tranfmute an hundil 
as much as their own Wj^i 

way of Fixation, itmuft befixed, 
until ic can dwell and remain in the 
highcft Violence or Force of Fire : 
and herein confifts the meafure of 
the fecond degree of preparation. 

V. The Stone is likewife pre- 
pared is the third degree, which 
confifts in the UUimate compkat- 
ing of the wcrk, or perfeaion of 
the preparation, which is this ; 
The rovv fixed Stone, you muft 
make by th.; way of Sublimation 
Volatile, and the Volatile fiifec. 

Vr. The fixed you u.uCi alfo dif- 
fol ve, and che dilVo' ved again make 
Voladle ; aiid the Volatile again 
make fixed, until ir fiow and alter 
or change into So ifick or Luiijfick 
with ail the figns of perfeaion, 

VII From the reiteration of 
the p;cpar ition& of tliis third de- 
cree, refulcs the Mukiplicatic n of 
the Virtue and Quantiy of the 
Medicine in goodnris and purity to 
the higliefl perfeaion in kind. 

VIII. From the divcrfity then 
of tliC Operations reiterated upon 
the Stone, Elixir, or Tindure, in 
ifs degrees, refultsthe variety of 
the Multiplication of the goodnef^. 
of the Alteration, and quantity of 
the Medicine for Tranfmuiacion 
l.ih'i Scamdi 

land fold, and fome to infi 
that from hence it may e 
known whether the magil 
brought up to perfedtlon 6i 

XL NovVthat die Enyi( 
not Calumniate us, wcf 
that we have not treated 
our Art with a continued ; 
Difcourfe, but have difix 
m divers chapters ; and d 
done, that evil men migh 
lurp it unworthily : Therd 
have concealed it in its 
where yet we indeed fpealf 
and not under an j¥.nigmk^ 
a clear aud plain Difcourfe, 

Xfl. Therefore let not tl 
of Doarine defpair/or if ch 
it, they may find the fame,, 
who ieeks it, following Boj 
ly, will very (lowly attain 
mou deferable Art. As 
kavc dLfciibed it in fuel 
fpeaking as is fubmiflivc 
Will oftheMoft High, Bl 
Glorious God, writing th^ 
it cjicinccd to be rccolle' 
was infufed, by the Grace 
Divine Goodnefs, who giy| 
whom he pleafcs, ani wi 
ic from the Foolifh and Utt\| 

HcieU the Sum and the en\ 
G E B E R'S Wof\ 

F i N I ^. 





nftated mt of the Lztm-Gpy^ ( Printed 
Anno i^5p.) intolngliih 


Profeflbr of Physick- 





The Preface to the Rader. 

\ iwudtLeaor) felm 
J^ inttrVbikjofhosin- 
! Mret, uf infra de ft 
m in locis afftrit , ^ i- 
-tertijftmti -vtrhis arum 
w exflicat, ac anthagu 
>iifmatafapitntum quart- 
ffe fotefi Jehit at 4iri' 


1. jA Mong the number 
of other Philolb- 
phers C' Friendly 
Reader J tbis our Artejhm,^ 
without Envy^ in many 
placeSj, wi:h moll fignificant 
Words ( as he affirms of 
himfelf ) lays open the whole 
Art of Tranfmutation, and 
admirably explicates it , 
without Fallacy, (blvingas 
much as may be, all the 
Ambages and Sophifms of 
the Aiitient Wife Men, and 
Do(ftors of this Science. 

Ff IL 





IL FeruM m etieh imfw. 
ignaris^ C^ mah Mdum no- 
ccndi frafiartt^ 

III. Suh AYtifieofa methe' 
Joy Tfjodb ajjerensy m(yio m- 
gans^ in reptitionpm fuis ^e- 
Tttatem velavit ^ rtliftquens 
judicio Le^oTjs liam "virtu- 
tis^ veriPatis , c^ ifiri lah^- 

II. However 3 thd 

might not profligate! 
Art, nor proftitute it (| 
Abufes of Impiousj 
rant, and Evil Men, 
drawn, as it were, 
Veile before the Illi 
and Dazling Face of 
in nothing more pre 

than in the Principles c 



IV. iluam ft cjuis capere 

fojjlt^ gratias imrmrtaUs fill 
reddat Deo^ fi ruero videatfi 
in vero tramite non amhulare^ 
"autberem rehgat^^uoufque ejus 
i^entem fmtus attingere pop 

III. And by an Art 

Method, both by affii 
and denying, with \i 
repetitions of one at^ 
fcme thing, does, as it ^ 
fcreen the fublime V 
from the Prophanatic 
unworthy Men; leavi 
the Sons of Art (whicti 
only underftandingly ej 
his Lines) themyfterjp 
wer, and true way oi 

IV. This thing, 
Man fliall find out, lei 
render perpetual Thai 
the only Immortal G 
if he perceives himfelf i 
yet Ignorant, let hin 
view this Work, and 
it over, and over agaij ti 
he underftands the F^ 




Sic fecit doBiffimm 
.les PontanuSj tjui dicit 
'ifiola in 'theatro Chimi- 
frefd, Errant_, (loqui- 
s laborantihm in arte^ ) 
erunt^ ac errabunt, eo 

proprium agens non 
:runt Philofophi, ex- 
• uno^qui Arte f him no- 
tur^ fed pro fe loqui- 
Sc nifi Artefhium legif- 

& loqui fenfiffemj 
nam ad operis com- 
entum perveniffem. 


Senfe and Meaning, and 
may be able to compre- 
hend the Myftery thereof. 

. Ergo hunc lege, c5" re- 
tjuoujque loqui jenti as y fi- 
te citatum ohtinere pof~ 
Non efi quod multa fa- 
^de Attthere noftro, fuf- 
' ilium 'uixijje per mille 
grati4 (inquit) Vet 

V. By fuch an unweari- 
ed Search did the mod 
Learned John Vcntanm at- 
tain to the true knowledge, 
who faith in his EpilHe, 
(Printed in Theatrum Chy- 
micum, ) They Err^ f ipeak- 
ing of the workers in this 
Art) they ha^^e Erred^ atd 
they will Err^ becaufe none 
of the Vhilofofhers have in any 
of their Books explicated^ or 
indigitated the prime or proper 
Agent J excepting only Arte- 
phius. If I had not ( laith he) 
read Artephius^ and under- 
flood whereof he ffeaks^l had 
never attained to the Comple- 
ment of the Work, hut re^ 
mained in Ignorance for ever* 

VI. Read therefore this 
Book, Read^ and Read it 
agaittj till you under (land 
the Senfe of his L^.nguage, 
by which only you can ob- 
tain your purpofe. But to 
what purpofe lliould we en- 
large any farther concern- 
ing this moft excellent Au- 
thor; it is enough to let 
you underftand ^ that by 

Ff z & 


^ tifu hujus mirahllis quinta 
efjentia: tit et'tam tefiatur 
Kogerus Bacon in Libro 
de Mirabilibua Nature ope- 
ribus. ' 


the good pleafure of <{ 
and the ufe of this worj 
ful Arcanum , he liyi 
Thoufand Years^ as ]| 
Bacon tellifies in Li\ 
Mirabilibm Nature Ofi 

VII. Et etiam doBijJlmm^ 
Theophraftiis Paracelfus in 
Libro de vita longa^ quod 
tempm milk annorum catm 
Thilofofhi^ neque etiam pater 
ipfe Hermes J potuerunt at-' 
tingere. Vide ne ergo forfan 
hie Author *virtutes noftri la- 
fidis melius cateris nofcat* 
Tu tamen utut efi^ fruere illo^ 
labor ibufqm nofirts ad Dei 
Gloriam & Regwi utilitatem. 

VII. And alfo the 
Learned Iheophrajtm ] 
celfi^s in Libro de vita 
(I'peaking of long I: 
iaith^ To which term 
Thoufand Years, not 
the other Phiiolbpher 
nor H-?r«?^i himfelf, th 
ther of them^ ever attig 
but only Artephim G^ 
thor: See then wj^ 
it be not doubdels, thi 
great Man knew thisS 
and underftood the V 
thereof, better thian 
thers. In the meaa i 
enjoy it, and this oui 
hour, to the Glory of 
and the profit and go 
Mankind. Vale. 





]j C A P. IL 

ni^ ex Theatri 
hymici excerpta^ 
ol. 5. Pag. 487.. 

G O Johannes Ponta- 
nus miihas perlufira- 
f tones, lit ctrtum quid 
)ide Philofophorum ag- 
m^ C^ qua ft to turn mun- 
mbiens^ deceptores fal- 
^niy d^ non ThilofophoSy 
tamcn Studens^ ^ 
liciter duhitans^ ^ueri- 



Sed cum mat mam 
"rem , ducenties erravl^ 
tm "veram materiam^ 
ynem^^ fra^icam in- 

C H A P. IL 

T^hc Epijlle of John 
Pofttanus 5 before- 
mentioneel in Thea- 
tfum ChymicLim, 
Vol 6. Tag. 487. 

L T John Pontanits hare 
X travelled through ma- 
ny Countries^ that I inight 
know the certainty of the 
Philolbphers ; Stone; and 
paffing through the Ur.i- 
verfe, I found many De- 
ceivers, but no true Philo- 
fophers, which put me upon 
inccffant Studying, and ma- 
king many doubts, 'till at 
length I found out the 

IL When I attained 
knowledge of the Matt 
general, yet I eried at ■ 
two hundred times, bet.: 
I could attain to kno^- 
lingular thing it lelf 
the work and pradice 





III. Primo J matert^z o- 
j>erjtio?jes ^ & futrefaBionis 
?jovem mcnfihm ccefl^ d^ nihil 
mveni : Etiamin Bdneo Ma 
ri^ 'per tempm aliquod fofui 
^ fimtliter ermvi : Enimve- 
ro in Cakinatieijis igne trihm 
jmnfihm fofui^ & male opera- 
tm ]uin. 

IV. Omnia DifiiJlationum 
^Suhlimationum genera.prcut 
diamt y feu dicer e <videntur 
Phihfofhi, ficut Geber, Ar- 
,chelaaSj & al'tj fere omms 
iraBa'-oi d^ nihil invent, De- 
niqus fuhjcBum totim Artts 
^lchemi<^ omnibm modls qui 
excogitandi fmt, & qui fimt 
jerfimum^ Balneum^ Cineres^ 
C^ alios Ignes mtdtiflicts gene- 
ris^ qui tamen in Fhilojopho- 
rinn Lihrk invemuntur, per fl- 
are tentavijed nihil bcnire- 

V. Quapropter annis tri- 
hm continufs Vhilofophonm 
Libris fiudui^ in Jolo pr^fer- 
tm Hermetej, ctfjm verba 
hreviora totum comprehen- 
dunt Lapidem ^ Ucet obfcure 

IIIFirftjI began wkl 
putrcfa6tion of the Ma 
which I continued for ^ 
Months together, and,b 
tained nothing. I ther, 
fbme certain time pro^ 
Balneum Maria, hut in ^ t 
After that, I ufed aE f« 
Calcination for threemc 'P 
ipace, and ftill found ^^^ 

felfoutof theway, I *^' 


IV. I effayed all fo '# 

Diftillations and Subli • ^ 
ons , as the Philofo#^'^ 
Geher^ Archelam^ and 
reft of them have ^ 
bed,and yet found not 
In fum, I attempted 
ted the whole work \ 
chymy by all imaginabl 
likely means, as by I 
dung. Baths, Afties, 
ocher heats of divers 
all which are found 
Philofophers Books 
without any fuccefs. 



V. I yet continual 
three Years together \i 
ed the Books of P 

^ ^ and that chi< 

Hermes J ( whofe 
Words comprehend t! 
of the whole Mattel 

<mr de Superiore c^ In- 
r0 ds Celo ^ Terra, 


yi Noflmm igitur Infirw 
m^i quod materlam duett 
ijjt in primoj Jecundo, ^ 
m)pere^ non efi ignis Bal 
, »pe Fimij neque Cine- 
ij neque all ovum Ignium 
lilofcphi in Ltbris [uts 
t\ Quis igitur Ignis 
qui tctum ferficit 0pm 
tipio ufque in Finem ? 
'hilofvphi eum celais>e- 
d ego pjetate motm^ e- 
is una cum complemen- 
r Operis declarare vo- 


""Lafis ergo Thilofo- 
unus efi^ Jed multipli 
^inatur, e^ antequam 
erit tibi difficile, Efi 

quensy Aereus^ Jgneus^ 
, Vhhgmati-cm , Cho- 

^ Me- 
cm. Eft Sulphureus , 
^militer Argentum Vi-- 
^ hahet multas Juper- 
j qu^ per Deum Vi- 
wivertunttir in v^am 


the Secret of the Philofo- 
phers Stone, by an obfcure 
way of Speakings of what is 
Superior, and what is Infe- 
rior, to wit^ of Heaven and 
of Earth.) 

VI, Therefore our Ope- 
ration which brings the Mat- 
ter into being, in the firft, 
iecond, and third Work, is 
not the heat of a Bath, nor 
Horfe-dung, nor Arties, nor 
of the other Fires, which 
Philofophers excogitate in 
their Books : Shall I demand 
then, what it is that perfeds 
the Work, iince the Wife- 
men have thus concealed it ? 
Truly, being moved with a 
generous Spirit, I will de- 
clare it, with the comple- 
ment of the whole Work. 

VII. The Lapt's miofo^ 
phorum therefore is but one, 
chough it has many NameSj 
which before you conceive 
chem, will be very difficult. 
For it is Watery, Airey^ 
Fiery, Eaithy: It is Salr^ 
,St'ibhur J Mercury , and 
Phlegm : It is Sulphureous, 
yet is Argent 'vi've j it has 
many Superfluities, which 
are turned into the true Ef 

F f 4 Ef^ 

SA L M O N'8 


ElJentiam^ mediante igne no 

VIIL Et qui aliquid a 
fuhje^o feparaty pMtam id ne- 
cejjanum ejje.ts frofeBo in F/ji- 
loy phia nihil no'vit^ quia Ju- 
fe^fluum, immundum^ turpe^ 
foscHlintu77t^ & tot a denique 
fuhj^antia [uhjeBi pcrficitur 
;'« csrpr^s Spiritual Fixum^ 
r/iediante Igne nofiro, Et hoc 
faplmtes nunqnam re'veldrunt : 
propter ea pauci ad Art em per- 
zfeniunt, put antes ah quid tale 
fuperfluum ^ immundum de^ 
here feparari. 


fence, by the help 

IX. Nunc cportet elicere 

froprietates Ignis noftri^ ^ an 

conveniat nofira materi^e fe- 

cundum eum quern dixi mo- 

dum^ fcilicet ut tranfmutetur^ 

^ cum I'lnk ille non comhurat 

matenam, nihil de materia 

feparet^ non fegreget partei pu- 

ras ah impur^s y (^ ut dicunt 

omms rhilofcphi.") fed totum 

[ubjcBum- in puritatem con- 

*Virtit 5 non Suhlimat (icut 

Geber fuas Suhlirhaiiones fa- 

cit^ C Jimiliter & Arnoldus^ 





VIII. He which fep 
any thing from the Si 
or Matter ^ thinking 
be ncceffary, wholly 
4n his Philolbphy: 
which is fuperfluous, 
clean, filthy^ feculeni 
in a word, the whofc 
fiance of the lubjed is 
Imuted or changed i 
perfed^ fixt, and fp Iw, 
Body, by the help ^ ff) 
Fire^ which the Wifi \m\ 
never revealed ; and 
fore it is, that few att 
this Art, as thinking t 
be fuperfiuous and in 
which is not. 


IX. It behoves us c 
enquire after the pro 
of our Fire, and how 
grees with our Matte 
cording to that which 
(aid, 'VIZ.. That a TraJ j,, 
tarion may be made 
the Fire is not Inch 
burn the Matter^ fep 
nothing from it, n 
ding the pure parts 
the impure, asthePl| 
phers teach, but tra 
ting and changing tlie- 


Minerdis e^, aejuales 
mtinum efi^ non z'apo- 
'inimium exciteiur^ de 
ire farticipat , aliunde 


\ de Suhlimationihm &' 
ationihm kquentcs^) in- 
evi tempore perficit. 

T quam a mdtena'y om- 

ruit^ folvat^ C^ conge- 
^ eft artificialis ad tn- 
dum 3 eft compendium 
tmptu aliquo falfem par- 

. Et ille Ignis efi cum 
rri ignttione ^ qui cum 
!) Jgne totum Opus ferfi- 
fimulaue omnes debitas 
\nati(.nes facit. Qui Ge- 

kgerent^ C^ omnes ali- 
ilojophos^ ft centum mtl- 
annorum 'vt'verent^ ncn 
ebendtrenty quia per jo- 
& profnndam ccgitatio- 
gnis lie reperitur^ tunc 
potefi in Lthris ccmpre- 

& non prim ' 

Subjed iuto Purity: Nor 
aoes it fublime after the 
manner of Gehers Sublima- 
tion nor the Sublimations 
or Diftillations of Arnoldits^ 
or others j bur it is perfeded 
in a iliort time. 

X. It is a Matter Mine- 
ral, equals continuous, 7a- 
pours or fumos nor, unleis 
too much pi'ovoked; par- 
takes of Sulphur, and is ta- 
ken otherwife than from 
Matter; it deftroys all things, 

I diffolves, congeals , coagu- 
Uates and calcines, adapted 
to penetrate^ and is a com- 
pendium ^ without any great 

XI. And that is the Fire, 
with a gentle heat, loft or 
remifs, by which the whole 
Work is perfec^led, together 
with all the proper Subli- 
mations. They who read 
Geher, with all the reft of 
the Philofbphers , though 
they iliould furvive an hun- 
dred thoufand Years, yet 
would they not be able to 
comprehend it, for that this 
Fire is found by a profound 
cogitation only, which be- 
ing once apprehended^ may 





XII. Error igitur ifiim 
Artis efij non reperire Jgnem 
^ui totam matermm con^uertit 
in 'uerum Lapidern Thilofo- 
fhorum. Studios igitur Igni't 
quia Ji ego hunc primo inve- 
nijfem^ non errajjem ducenttes 
in Pra^ica fuper materiam. 

XIII. Vroptena non mi- 
ror fitot^ tanti ad Opus non 
ferTJsnerunt, Errant , Erra- 
'verunt^ Errahunt , eo quod 
froprium agens non pofuermt 
Phdofopbij excepto uno , qui 
Artephius mmmatur^ fed pro 
fe loquitur. Et wi/2 Artephi- 
um legiffe?n^& loqmfenfljjem, 
nunquam ad compkmentum 
Over is pervenijjem. 

be gathered out of fi 
and not before. 

XII. The error therj 
in thisWork proceeds cl^ 'a 
from a not knowing^ c^t 
derfi-anding of the true 
which is one of the mcMim 
Principles that Tranfn^ ftfjai 
the whole Matter into i ^ 
true Philofophers St( jj^ 



XIV. TraBtca vero hac 
eft: Sumitur^ C^ diligent er 

and therefore diligently 
it out: Had I found 
firft, I had never been 
hundred times miftaket 
the purfuit of the Matt 
io long fought after. 

XIII. For which 
fake_, I wonder not th^ 
many, and fo great 
have not attained untq 
Work : They have er 
they do err, and they 
err; becaufe the P 
phers (^Artephius only 
ted J 'have concealed 
principal or proper Aj 
And unlefi I had read 
tephitfs^ and lenfibly 
flood his Speech, I hai 
ver arrived to the com 
mentof the Woik. 

XIV. Now the praaal 
Part is this; LetthsMasr 




^erifotefi teratur con^ 
Vhyficd^ ^ ad Igmm 
^ur^ ignt[que proportio 
/ fcilicet^ ut tantum 
tcitet materiam^ ^ m 
^pore Ignis ilky ahfque 
muum afpojitione^ de 
\otum Opus compkhit^ 
mtrefaciet , corrumpet ^ 
\ity ^ perficiety dr tres 
^apparere Colores prin- 
Nigrum^ Alburn^ ^ 


^t mediante Igne 
Vmultiplicabitur Medici- 
Icum crtida conjungatur 
non folitm in quan- 

fed etiam in l^irtute. 
fgitur virihm tuum Ig- 
tquirere jcias 0^ adjco- 
vervenies ^ quia totum 
¥>p^y & efi Clavis om- 

Vhilofophomm ^ quam 
\am revelavtrnnt. Sed 
'd^* profunde fuper pr^- 
Ide proprietatihm Ignis 
her is J Jcies^ & nonali- 

5PHIU?J 443 

be taken and dilllgently 
ground with a Ph^oicohi- 
cal Contriticn, out k upon 
the Fire, with luch a pro- 
portion of heat:, that it only 
excite or ftir up ^-he Matter 5 
and in a ihort time that Fire^ 
without any laying on of 
hands, will compleat the 
whole Work, becaufe it pu- 
trefies, corrupts^ generates, 
and perfed:s^ and makes the 
three principal Colours,i/i;^. 
the Black, White, and Red 
to appear, 

XV. And by the means 
of this our Fire, the Medi- 
cine will be multiplied, (by 
addition of the crude Mat- 
ter J not only in Quantity, 
but alfb in Qiiality or Vir- 
tue : Therefore feek out this 
Fire with all thy Induftry, 
for having Ciice found it,' 
thou (halt accomplifti thy 
defire, becaufe it performs 
the whole Work, and is the 
true Key of all the Philolb- 
phei s, which they never yet 
revealed. Confider well of 
what I have fpoken concer- 
ning the Properties of this 
Fire^ and thou muft know 
it, otherwife it will be hid 
from thine Eyes. 



S A L M O N'S 


XVI. Vietafe ergo motm 
b^ec fcripp, fed ut fattsfaciam, 
Ignjs non Tranfmutatur cum 
Materi^^ quia non eft de Ma- 
teria , ut fupra dtxi, H^c 
igitur dtcere Volui^ frudentef- 
queadmoncre, ne femniasfuas 
inutiliter confumant^fed fciant 
quid inquirere deheant 5 eo 
modo ad Art is 'veritatem per- 
vmentj d^ non aliter. Vale, 

XVI. Being mov 
Generofity, 1 have 
theie things, but that I 
fpeak plainly, this 
not Tranfrauted vvitJ 
Matter;>becaufe it is nQ)| 
of the Matter, as I hav 
fore declared And 
things I thought fit to 
as a warning to the prii 
Sons of Art^that they #, " 
not their Money unpri f 
bl}^ but may know 
they ought to look afo^ ij 
by this only they may 
to the perfedion of tij i 
crct^and by no other jj 
Farewel. J 

The Secret "Boo^ of Artephiu| 1 


Of the Compofttion of our Antimonial f\ 
gar^ or Secret Water. 

] i\ 



i. A Ntimcnlum eft de par- 

jLa. tibm Saturnlj S* i^ 

ommbm modis habet nzturam 

ejus ^ d^ Antimonium Saturni- 

num convinit Soli. ^ m eo 

I. A Ncimony is a^ 
jLjL ral participatir 
Saturnine parts, and hi 
al! rcrpe6ls the nature tf 
of: This Saturnine A 


mtum vivum tn qti) 
mergitur aliquod me- 
pifi aurum'^ id efi^Sol 
itur vere tantum in 
vivo AntimoniaU Sa- 



Et Jim iUd Argento 
jquod metallum deal- 
n pote(t; Dealbat er- 
iem^ id efi aurum^ ^ 
^crpus ferfe^um in fw 
nam tnatmam^ id e^^ 
fUr c^* argentum vi- 
ibi colons^ ^ fluf- 
hculum J^kndentis, 

DiJJolvit ( inquam ) 

Derfe^um quod efi de 

ura. Nam ilia aqua 

chilis ^ C^ metallis pa- 

\alhans Solem^ qnia 

argentum v'tvum al- 

Ef ex hot utrique ma- 
eltcias fecretum^ vi- 

■'cc quod aqua Antimonij 
i debet ejj'e Mercuria- 

.c "ilha^ ut dmlbet aurum^ 

*- (ns^ fed dtjfolvens (^ 
' congelms informam 

■">'.> albf. 

mony agrees with Sol^ and 
contains in it felf Argent vi- 
ve^ in which no Metal is 
fwallowed up, except Gold » 
and Gold is truly fwallowed 
up by this Andmonial Ar- 
gent Vive. 

II. Without this Argent 
Vive no Metal whatfbever 
can be whitened ; it whitens 
Laton^ i, e. Gold; and re- 
duceth a perfeA Body into 
its frima Materia, or firft 
Matter^ ( viz* into Sulphur 
and Argent Vive,)of a white 
Colour^ and out-iliinlng a 
Looking- Glals 

m. Itdiffolves rifay) 
the perfed Body^ which is 
lb in its own Natures for 
this Water is friendly and 
agreeable with the Metals^ 
whitening Sol, becaufe it 
contains in it felf white, or 
pure Argent Vive. 

IV. And from both thefe 
you may draw a great Ar- 
canum, viz* a Water_ of Sa- 
turnine Antimony, mercu- 
rial and white ; to the end, 
that it may whiten Sol^ not 
burning, but dilTolving, and 
afterwards congealing to the 


S A L M 

V. ideo dicit Vhilofofhus^ 
quod acjua ifia facit corpus 
'volatile J propterea quod pofi- 
quam in hac aqua dijp)lutum 
juerit ^ infi-igidatum^afcen- 
dit fuperm in fuperfaie a- 

"VI. Recipe (ifiquit) au- 

rum crudum foliatum y W 
laminatum y W calcinatum 
fer Mercurium ^ ipfum po* 
ne in aceto nofiro Antimoniali^ 
Saturmaliy Mercuriali ^ ja- 
lis armoniaci ( ut dicitur ) in 
'vaje rvitreo^ lato^ ^ ako qua- 
tuor digitoTum^ 'vel plus^ ^ 
dimttte ihi in calore temper at o^ 
^ 'videhis brei^i tempore ele- 
'^ari quafi Itquorem elei de^ 
fuper natantemin wodum pel- 

VIL Collige illud cum co- 
cleari ^el pennd^ intingendo^ 
^ fc flurihus ^icihus in die 
€ollige^ donee nihil amflim af 
£endat^ ^ ad ignem fades e- 
*vaforare aquam^ id eft^ fuper- 
fluam humiditatem aceti^ c^ 
remamiit tiki quinta eJJ'entia 

O N ' S 

confillence or 
white Cream. 


V. Therefore, faitti 
Philofopher, this » 
makes the Body to be 
tile ; becaufe after ^^ 
been diffolved in it^ ai ^"^^ 
frigidatedj itafcendsi <'«'^ 
and fwiras upon the f """'' 
of the Water. H' 

VI. Takerfaithhc) 
Leaf Gold) orcalcin*( 
Mercury^ and put ii 
our Vinegar,made of: 
nine Antimony, Mel 
and Sal Armoniack , 
(aid) in a broad Gla 
fel, and four Inches 
or more; put it into 
tie heatj and in a 
time you will fee di*"!! 
a Liquor^ as it weii \^ 
fwimming a top, xoxA 
a Scum. 

VII. Gather this 
Spoon^ or a Feathered 
it in; and fo doing 
times a day, till 
more arife: Evap 
way the Water with 
tie heat, /'. e. the fupei 
humidity of the Vi| 




modum olei albi incom- 



VL Tn quo oleo Thilofo- 
liMmrunt maxima Jecreta^ 
m oleum haJpet dulcedi- 
w mximam^ atque 'ualet 
ttigandos dolor es vul- 


and there will remain the 
Quinteffence , Poteftates , 
or Powers of Gold, in form 
of a white Oyl incombufti-' 

VIII. In this Oyl the 
the Philofophers have pla- 
ced their greateft Secrets; 
it is exceeding fweet, and 
of great virtue for eafing the 
pains of Wounds, 


|e Operations of our Antimonial Vim* 
gar^ or Mineral Water. 

ST igitur totuw fe^re- 
ium ifiim fecrtti An- 

', ut fer hoc fciamm 
J OTgentum 'viv. dt 
wagnefia non urens^ 

eft Antmonium ^ ^ 
\um Mercurialt. 

m efi^ oppottet esttra- 
m aquam 'vivam, in- 
\nlem^ dein illam cm- 
corfore perfe^e So- 

I.'TpHE whole^ then, of 
X this Antimonial Se- 
cret is^ That we know how 
by it to extrad or draw 
forth Argent Vive, out of 
the Body of Magnefia, not 
burning) and this is Antimo- 
ny, and a Mercurial Sub- 

II. That is, you muft ex- 
trad a living and incom- 
buftible Water, and then 
congeal^or coagulate it with 

i inibi dtffohitur in the perfed body of Sol, 

448 S A L M O N'S Liim 

naturam & fuhfiantiam d- fine Gold^ without 
ham congelatam ac fi ejj'et cre- 
mw^ & totum dsvemat d- 

Hi. ^ed frim Sol ifie in 
fua futrefaBione ^ refolutione 
in hac acjua^ in frincipo a- 
mitttt lumen fuum^ ohfcura- 
hitur c^ nigrefccty demum eh- 
*vahit fe [t4fer ac^u^m, ^ pau- 
latim illi dhus [ufernatabit 
color in fuhfiantiam alham. 

TV. Et hoc e(l, dedhare 
latonem ruheum, eum fuhli- 
mare Philofofhice^ ^ reducere 

in fuam primam materiam^ 

id efi^ in fulfhur Album ^ in- ter^ ^ix,. into a wl 

comhufiibik d^ in argentum combuftible Sulphira 

'vi^umfixum. into a fixed Argent 1 

which is done by difl 
it into a nature and 
Subftance^ofthe confi 
of Cream , and 
throughly white. 

III. But firft this 
putrefaction and refil 
in this Water^ lolethjf 
light or brightne% 
grow dark and blackl 
wards it will afccnd 
the Water^andby liij 
little will fwini uponij 
fubftance of a white 

IV. And this is tl 
ning of Red Laton, 
lime it philofophicallj 
to reduce it into its fij 

V. Et fie humidum Urmi- 
natum^ id efi, Aurum corfm 
noftrum^ per reiterationem It- 
quefaSlienis in aqua nofiradif- 
Jolutiva^ convertitur & redu- 
citur in fulpkur ^ argentum 

VI. Et (ic corpm perfeBum 
Solis accipit 'vitam in tali a- 

V. Andfothefixd 
fture^ to witj Gold, 
dy^ by the reiterai 
the Liquifadion oi 
lution in this our 
Water, is changed 
duced into fixed 
and fixed Argent Vij 

VI. Thus the peiia 
dy of Soljjefumcth '" 


j«, 'vivjficatur ^ i^^iratur ^ 
7iif , & midtiflicaiur in 
feciij Jicut res cat era. 


this Water; it is revived, 
infpired, grows, and is mul- 
tiplied in its kind, as all o- 
ther things are. 

'EL Nam in if fa ac^ua cor 

tt\xJuobus corporib74sSoljs ir 
'jit ftj ut infletur^ tumeat^ 
wljetur , eleveturj ^ cref 
ftccifiendo fuhfiantiam ^ 

fam animatam ^ 'vege- 


pi. Nefira ettam Ac^ua^ 
\cetum JhpraJiBum^ efi 
montium, id efi, Solis 
juna, ^ ideo mifcetur 
Luna, i.lli/q'y adha- 
ferfetuum, ac corf us ah 
jccifit tinBuram alhedi- 
' Jpkndet cum eafulgore 




Quifciverit igitur con- 
corfus in Argentum 
ntedicinale^ facile dein- 
fierit convertere per 
^urum album , omnia 
imferfeBa in cfti- 
drgmtum finum. 


VII. For in this Water, 
it lb happens, that the bo- 
dy compounded of two bo- 
dies, 'viTj. Sol and Luna, is 
puffed up, fwells, putrefies, 
is railed up, and does in- 
creafe by receiving from the 
Vegetable and animated 
Nature and Subftance. 

VIII. Our Water alio, or 
Vinegar aforefaid , is the 
Vinegar of the Mountains, 
/. e, of Sol and Luna ,• and 
therefore it is mixed widi 
Gold and Silver, and fticks 
clofe to them perpetually; 
and the body receivethfronj 
this Water a white TinAure, 
and iliines with an ineftima- 
ble brightneft. 

IX. Who fb therefore 
knows how to convert, o^ 
change the body into a me- 
dicinal white Gold, may 
eafily by the fame white 
Gold, change all impertedt 
Metals into the bed and 
fineft Silver. 

Gg X 

450 SAL OM 

Xc Et if^ud Aurum album 
dlcitur a Philojo-phts L^na al- 
ba Fhilojophorum, Argentum 
nji'vum album fixum^ aurum 
Alcbjmi^e , d^ fum^/s albus, 
Ergofme iilo accto nofiro An- 
t menially A^rum album Al- 
cbimia ton fit. 

XI. Et quia in accto noflro 
ejf duplex [ubjhntia Argmti 
'vmi^ una ex Antimonio^ al- 
tera ex Mercurio fublimato, 
Cr ideo dat duplex fondus ^ 
fubflantiam Argenti ^i'vifixi^ 
C^ til am augment at in eo fu- 
tim fiati'vum eoloremj foridus^ 
(ubfiantiam^ & tintfurafh. 

N 'S 

Lib. % 

X. And this white Gj 
is called by the Philofopl 
Luna alba Phdsfc'fhorum^ I 
gentum 'ui'vum album fixi 
Aurum Alchymia ^ a nd /« 
albmi And therefore 
oat this our Ant^raoniaiL 
negar, the Aurum albui^tf 
the Philolbphers cannobe 

XT. And becaufe in 

Vinegar, there is a d 

fubftance of Argentu 

jvum, the one from 

i mony_, the other from' 

I cury Sublimate ; it d 

' a double weight an 

fiance of fixed Argent 

and alfo augments th( 

the native colour, wcjh 

fubftance^and tinduret^r 



bj^'ofljer Operations of our fecrct Mi 
Watery atid its TinBure. 

L 'f^T OJlra igitur Aqua dif 

X \I jcluti'va pcnat mag- 

nam T'lntturam^ ?nagnamque 

fufwnem^ fropsrsa ^uod quan- 

IpiUR diflblving 
KJ therefore carri< 
it a great Tindure, 
great melting or diffoW 

lap V; ART 

fmtit ignem communem, fi 
lea efi corpus perfeBum So- 
vel Luna^ fuhito iUud 
fJtfacif c^ liquefierij ^ con- 
*i'ti in fuam fuhfiantiam 
Mam^ ut if fa ejt^ (j^ addit 
cwtm, fondus ^ TinBursm 

il. Efi etiam folutiva 
num liquabilium > c^ eji 
fonderofa^ 'vifcofa^fra' 
\% (^ honoranda^ refolvens 
\na corpora cruda in eorum 
\narnMateriam\ hoc eft, in 
^am d^ pulvererff ^uifcofum'y 
} ; in Sulphur ^ Argen- 

III. Si ergo pofueris in iUa 
m e^uodcunque Metallum^ 
\uum njel attenuatumy c^ 
mtas per tenipMs in calore 

diJJ'ohetur utum, dr 'ver- 
\fin aquam -vifcofamy Jive 

m album, ut di^um eft. 

IT. Et pc mollificat cor- 

& fraparat ad fufionem 

i^i^f^efa^ionem, imo facit 

iw fufibflia^ id efi, lapides 

E P H I U S. 4^1 

becaufe that when it feels 
the vulgar Fire, if there be 
in it the pure or fine bodies 
of Sol or Luna^ it immedi- 
ately melts them^ and con- 
verts them into its white 
Subftance, luch as it felf is^ 
and gives to the Body co- 
lour^ weighty and tindure. 

II. In it al(b is a power 
of liquifying or melting all 
things that can be melted 
or diffolved ; it is a Water 
ponderous> vifcous,precious, 
and worthy to be efteemed, 
relblving all crude Bodies 
into thQiT prima Materia, or 
firft Matter^ viz,, into Earth 
and a vifcous Pouder ; that 
iSj into Sulphur^ and Argen; 
turn vivum. 

III. If therefore you put 
into this Water, Leaves, Fi- 
lingSj or Calx of any Metal, 
and let it in a gentle Heat 
for a time, the whole will 
be diffolved^ and converted 
into a vifcous Water, or 
white Oil, as aforeiaid 

IV. Thus it mollifies the 
Body, and prepares it for 
f ufion and liquefadiou ; yea, 
it makes all things fufible, 

G g z & 


^ Metalla, & fojiea Hits dat 
Sfiritum ^ Vuam, 

V. DilJblvit ergo omnia 
folHtione . mirabiU^ con^vertens 
coy^^s 'perfeBum in Medici- 
natn fufibikmy fiindentemy pe- 
?ietraMemy C?" magis fixam^ 
'us (^ colorem. 

augens pcndi 

S LibJL* 

Stones and Metals^iicl 


afterwards gives them Sp it 
and Life 

VL Oferm-e ergo cum ea^ 
cf^' confecjueris ejttod defideras 
ab ea. Nam efi Spirims & 
anima SoUs ^ Lxin<e^ Oleum ^ 
d^ Aqua dijjhmi^^a^fonsy bah 
mum Maria -i ignis contra 
.naturam J- ignis humidm^ ig- 
nis [ea'ett/4^ pccidtus^ Crinvi- 
fib'ilk* -^ ■ 

VII. Atqueacetumacerri- 
mum^ de-'^juo quidam anti-\ 
quits 'ihiiofophus- di'£it\ Roga- j 
-z/i Dommamy & ofiendit mi':\ 
hi unam aquam nitidam^ 
mam cognovi ejje pitrum acc- 
tum, alterans^ penetrans^ ^ 

VIII. Ace turn ( inquatn ) 
pemtrathum ^ & Infirumm- 

V. AnditdliTolvesll 
things with an admirable )• 
lution^ tranlmuting the { - 
fed Body into a fufible f 3- 
dicine, melting, or liqu /- 
ingj moreover fixing, id 
augmenting the weight id 
colour. . 

"Vi. Wbrk'*^ 
itj and you (hall obtain 
it what you defir^, fc 
the Spirit and Soul 
and Lun* ; it is the Oylj 
diflblving Water^ the Fc 
tain, the Balneum 
the pra:ternatural Fire,j 
moilt Fire, the fecret^ 
4en and invifible Fire. 

VIL It is alfb the I 
icrid Vinegar J concerng 
which an ancient Phil'b- 
pher iaith, I befoughtfc 
Lord J and He ihew "^ 
a pure clear .Water, w 
I knew to be the p' 
negar, altering, pem 
ting and digefting. 

VIII. Ifayapenctrjng 
Vinegar • and the mcm 




^0 movens ad putrefacien- I iTnftniment for piitrifying, 
v/^;, refolvcnJum, & ndn- jirefolving and reducing Gold 
ceJumaurum "vel argent um 
in u'i frimam mat^eriam, ^ 

untcum aze?js 

X: Et eft 

inet<f mundo In hac arte quod 
Vi'licet foteji refolvere ^ re- 
fiidare corpora wetallicajut? 
itfiervatione fua ffeciei. 

\\. Eft igitur fvhim rtiedi- 
fiftum & naturakj fcr 
Idebcmus refol'vere cerpcra 
tBa Solis & Lun^ mira- 
& joUmni folutione fub 
rvatione fua fpeciei, 6> 
veuHa defiruBicm^ viji ad 
wt, nobiliorem, & melio- 
fcrmam^ five gemrdtio- 
, fciliatj in lapidem fcrfe* 

philojcphorum^ qmd e(l 


arcanum eor urn mi 

L Eft autem aqua ilia 

'a quondam fubftantia^cU' 

^t argentum purum^ qua 

^"recipere tin8uras Sclis & 

^^j ut congektur & ccn- 

'^^ «tiir in terram alb am vi- 


or Silver into their Prima 
materia or firlt matter. 

IX. And It is the only 
^gent in the Univerfe, which 
in this Art is ahle to rein- 
crridatc MecaUick Bodies 
with the coniervation of 
their Species. 

X. It IS therefore the oiJy 
apt and natural medium, by 
which we ouglit to refoh/c 
the peifov5b Bodies of Sol 
and Luna J by a wonderful 
and fokmn dilTolation, with 
the coniervation of the fpc- 
cieSj and without any do- 
Itrudion, unlefi it be to ;i 
new, more noble, and bet- 
ter form or generation, xv;:. 
into the perfed Philofophers 
Stcne, which is their won- 
derful Secret and Arcanum. 

Xf. Now this Water is a 
certain middle fubftancr, 
clear as fine Silver, whica 
ougiht to receive the "• r. 
dnres of SJ and L-r-.. ■' 
as they may be coiio • 
and changed into n : 
and living Earth. 

Gg I 



XIL Jfia enlm aqua eget 
corforihus perfeBis^ ut cum ti- 
lts foft diJ]clutionem congeletur^ 
fixetur^ CJ^ coaguletur in terraw 

XIIT. SoUitio auttm eorum 
efiet'tam congelatio eorum JSlam 
unam ^ eandem hahentcfera- 
tionemj^uia non fol'vitm' iinum^ 
txuin congektur ^ alterum : 
mc eft alia aqua qua pof/it dif- 
folvere corpora^ nifi ilia qua 
permanet cum eis^ in materia 
^ forma : 

XIV. Imo f>ermanens ejje 
non potefij nifi fit ex alterius 
natura^ ut fiant Jimul unum> 

XV. Cum vid^ris igitur a 
quam coagulare feiffam cum 
torporib>us in ea folutist ratus 
efio^ Jcuntiam^ methodum C^ 
cferationes tuas ejj'e 'veras ac 
fbilvjophicas^ teque in art^ re- 
Be j>rocLdire^ 

ter nel? 

XII. For this water ne 
the perfed bodies, that v, 
thern after the diflbluti 
it may be congealed, fi 
and coagulated into a w 

XIII. But their foli 
is alfo their coagulation 
they have one and the 
operation, becaufe oi 
nor diffolved, but the 6 
is congealed : Nor is c| ^^^j^j 
any other water which 
diffolvc the Bodies, but 
which abideth with the! 
the matter and the fbrr 

XIV. It cannot be 
manent unlcfi it be of 
nature of the other Bo 
that they may be 


XV. When therefore 
fee the water coagul 
felf with the Bodies thi 
diflblved therein \ be fc 
red that thy knowk?^ 
way of working, andcb, 
work it felf are trueim 
Phifolbphick, and tha 
have done rightly accoi 
to art. 


Ifap. VI. 


AK 1 JbF«XU& 

CHAP. \q. 


%xphat Snhjlance Met alls are to con f ft in 
order to this rvorh^ 

ERgo natiira emendatur 
in fua. covfimili natti- 
5 id eft ^ aurtim ^ argen 
^^ in fjojfraaqua emendan- 


O* ^qua ettam cum iffis 
orihus ; ^ua eiiam dtcUur 
dittm ajiimce, fine quo nihil 
tref'JJumus wMte.ifia. 

n. Et efi ignis ^vegetahilis^ 
imahtlisj (^ mineralis^ con 
'vativus ffiritus fixi Solis & 
ma, defiru^or corforum ac 
&or : cfitia dcftruit^ diruit^ 
jue mutat corpora ^formas 
\etallicas^ facitque illas non 
tcorfora^ fed fpiritum fixum. 

III, lllafque ccHvertJt in 

ifiantiam bumidam^ meliem 

flutdam^ hahentem ingref 

m & 'virtutem intrandi in 

ia corfora imferfitJa^ ^ mi- 

I. ^TpHus you (ee that Na- 
X cure is to be amend- 
ed by its own like NrUare i 
that is^ Gold and SUver are 
to be exalted in our wafer ^ 
as our warer al(b with thofe 
Eodiei^ V hich wateris called 
the medium of the S-ul, 
without which nothing is to 
be done in this Art. 

II. It is a Vegetable, Mi- 
neral^ and Animal fire^ 
which conferves the fiKed 
Spirits of Sol and Luna, bi.t 
deftroys and conquers their 
Bodies: For it delhoys, o- 
verturnSj and changes Bo- 
dies and metallick forms, 
making them to be no Bo- 
dies but a fixed Spirit. 

III. Ahd it turns them 
into a humid fubltance, ibfc 
and fluidj which hath in- 
greffion and power to enter 

1 into other imperfed bodies, 
G g 4 and 



Jcerl cum cis fer minima^ & 

ilia tingere & ferficere. 

IV. ^iod quidcm non fote- 
rant J cum ejjent cor for a metal- 
lic a,, ficcUy ^ dura^ c^ux no7t 
hahent ingrcjjumy neque 'virtu- 
tem tingendi & ferficltndi tm- 

V Bene igitur cor for a con- 
'vertimus in jul^flantta^fj fiui- 
dam^ quia unaquaque tinBura 
flus in milUfifna farte tingit 
m liquida fuhflanttJ & molli^ 


o^uam tn fecca^ 
ere CO, 

at fatet de 

Ml, Ergo trsn[?r,utatio me- 
iallorum imft^rfcBcrum ^ efl 
ii?7foJ/ihilisfari fer ar^'ora fiv- 
fecla (icca^ nrfi frius reducan- 
tur in frunam matcriam mol- 
Ian & fimdam. 

and to mi^ with them 
their fmallelt parts, andl 
tinge tfiem and make th 


IV. But this they o 
not do while they remai 
in their metallick Forms 
BodieSj which were dry 
hardj whereby they coi 
have no entrance into otl 
things, fo as to tinge 6c mi 
perfed, what was befi 





V. It is neceflary the 
fore to convert the Bodiei 
Metals into a fluid fubitani 
for that every tinAure vtm] 
tinge a chouland times mc nk 
in a foft and liquid fi 
fiance^ than when it is ii 
dry one, as is plainly ap 
rent in Saffron* 

VI. Therefore the traj 
mutation of impeife(^ W 
rals, is impoffible to be dc 
by per fed Bod ies, while th n;/: 
are dry and hard : for whr 
caufe fake, they muft 
brought back into their fj 
matter* which is foit 





I. Ex his oportet^ qusd 
tatur huinidum^ & reve- 
ahfconditum, Et hoc eft 
udare corpora^ id efi^ de- 
't': & mollirey donee fri- 
corforalitate durA & 

I. Quia ficcum ncn in- 
nee tlngit^ mjifeipfum. 
igttur Jiccum terreum 
fgit^ nifi tingatufj quia 
ulum) fftjjum terreum 
VrcditHr vec tingit^ quia 
\rat^ ergo non alter at • 

iNcn idclrco tingit au- 

lonec fpritpts ejus cccul- 

Skhatur a ventre ejus per 

fir am alham^ & fiat 

Jpiritualis^ & albus 

albus fpiritus^ & ani- 


VII. It appears therefore, 
chat the moifturemuft be re- 
verted, that the liidden tj ea- 
fure may be revealed And 
this is called the reincnida- 
tbn of Bodies, which is the 
decoding & Ibfrning them, 
till they lole their hard and 
dry fubftance or form ; be- 
caule that which is dry does 
not enter into, nor tinge 
any thing befides it felil 

VIII. Therefore the dry 
terrene Body doth not enter 
into nor tinge, except its 
own body, nor can it tinge 
except it be tinged ; becaufe 
('as I laid beforej athickdrie 
earthy matter does not pe- 
netrate nor tinge, and there- 
fore, becaufe it cannot enter 
or penetrate it can make no 
alteration in the matter to 
be altered. 

IX. For this reafon it if, 
that Gold coloureth not, 
until its internal or hidden 
fpiiit be drawn fordi out 
of it bowels by this our white 
water, andtliatitbc made 
altogether a Ipiritual fub- 
fl-ance, a white Vapour, a 
whiteSpirit^and a wonderfel 
Soul. CHAP, 






Of the wovderful things done hy our WaUm 
altering and changing Bodies. 


QXJare debemus per A- 1 1. 
e^uam noffram per- 

feBa corpora Gttcnuare^ alte- 
rare, 6^ mollificare^ ut deinde 
mifceantur ceteris corporihus 


11. XJnde fi aliud heneficium 
haberemus ab ilia ama 

Antimcniali^ infi cjuo^ readtt 
corpora fitbt Hi ay mollia^ & flu- 
ida ad (ai.natttram, fufficeret 

HI. Nam reducit corf or a ad 
frimam ori^inem fulpburis & 
Mercur'ti, ut ex his poftea in 
J^revi temfore^ minus cjudm in 
bora dtet^ factamus fuper ter- 
rarft^.^uod 7jatura operata efi 
fubtus tn pfinertis terra in mil- 
lihusannid^ quod eft qnaji mi- 


T behoves us the.' i 
by this our Wa.r_ 
attenuate^ alter, and 
the perfed Bodies^ 
Sol and Luna, that fcl 
may be mixed with, 
imperfei^ Bodies. 

II. From whence,, 
had no other benefit 
our Antimonial watej 
that it reiidrcd Bodiej 
fubtil, lbft_, and fluij 
cording to its own naj 
would, be fufficieiit. 

III. But more tl 
it brings back Bodies 
firft original of SulpH 
Mercury, that of th|( 
may afterwards in 
time (in lels than ai|! 
time) do that above 
which Nature was, 
fand years a doing 
ground, in the Mini 




V, Efl igitur nofirum finale 

}ctum^ per aquam nofiram^ 

M'rrafacerevolatilta & [fi- 

'iitlia^ & aquam tingentem^ 

'lantern hgrejjum. 



* Facit enim corpora me- 

tjfe ffiritum ; e^uia tnce- 

7orf)ora dnra & ficca ^ 

wat ad fuftonem^ id efi 

trtit in nc^uam fermanen- 


, Facit ergo ex corforihus 
- freiiofijfiifiHm bcnedi- 
, t^uod efi 'Vera tintlura d^ 
fermanens alha^ denatu- 
calida (^ humida^ tern 
i^ fuhtili^ & fufibili ut 
^uod fenetrat ^ p-ofandat^ 
'& ferficit. 

il. Aqua ergo mffra in- 
nnti folvit aurum & ar- 
'^i d^ facit oleum incom- 
?/^j qnod tunc fQtefi com' 


Earthy which is a work al- 
moft miraculous. 

IV. And therefore our 
ultimate, or higheft Secret 
is, by this our water, to 
make Bodies vclatilej fpiri- 
tual, and a Tincture, or 
tinging water, which may 
have ingrels or entrance in- 
to other Bodies, 

V. For ic makes Bodies to 
be meerly Spirirj becaule 
it reduces hard and dry Bo- 
dies, and prepares them for 
fufion, melcing_, or diiibl- 
ving i that is, it convcits 
them into a permanent or 
fixed water. 

VI. And fb it makes of" 
Bodies a moii: precious and 
defirable Oyl, which is the 
true Tincture, and the per- 
manent or fixed white wa- 
ter^ by nature hot and moift,, 
or rather temperate, fubtile, 
fufible as Wax_, which does 
penetrate, fink, ^inge, and 
make perfeft the Work. 

VII. And this our watet 
immediately dilTolvcs Bo- 
dies (as Sol and Luna j and 
makes them into an incom- 


4^o S A L M 

mifieri aliu corforibm imper- 

Vni. I^am aqua noftra 
cmvertit cwf&ra i?i naturam 
falis fufMlis^ qm dk'ttur Sal 
jilhrDt fhihfipBorum, omnium 
falium Tmliw (^ nohilicr^ in 
regimbie fixui nen fugiens ig- 


IX. Et iffe quiJem ejl ole- 
um it natura calida, jubtilis^ 
penetrans ^ frefundansy ^ in- 
grediens^ diBus Elixir ccm- 
pletum^ ^ cfi fecretum eccul- 
turn fipmtum Ahhimtfi'a' 

X. Qui (cU trgo hunc jakm 
Sclts e^ LumCy & ejus genera- 
siomm five fTiXparatiomm^ & 
fofiea iffum cammifcere & a- 
micari cateris corprihHs im- 
fafeUis^ fcit frojeclo unumde 
jecretis naturae maxityjum & 
vkm ferfcBionis unam. 

ON^S Lib., 

buftible Oyl^ which tin 
maybe mixed withotr 
imperfed Bodies. »|^ 

VIIL It alfo converts^ 
ther Bodies into the nat|| 
of a fufibleSalt, which j| 
Philofbphers call Sal Akt 
fbilofojhcrum^ better 
more noble than any 
Salt , being in its own nafr 
fixed, and not fubje<^f 
vanifh in fire, 

IX. It is an Oyl ih« 
by nature hot^ lubtile,§«/*' 
netrating^ finking thi 
and entiing into cthei 
dies : it is called the Pe^«fi 
or Great Elixir, an( 
hidden Secret of the 
Searchers of Nature. 

X; He therefore pwi 
knows this Salt of Soil 
Luna^ and its generj 
and preparation^ and a*;; 
wards how to commMjf?/ 
and make it homogenoB tfr^i 
other imperfed BodidB«i 
in truth knows one 
greateft Secrets of N^ti 
and the only way th^t" 
to perfedion. 







fhe Afjimty of our Water^ avd other won- 
derful things done by it. 

ac corf ora fie joluta fer 
aquam nofiram dictm- 
gentum "vivufn^qtiodnon 
€ ffilpbure^ nee fulpbur 
itura lum'marium^ quia 
trsa funt frincifalta me- 
forma J per qua natura 
ftrficiendo & eomflendo 

Et iBud argentum 'vi- 
juocatur fat honoratum 
pnatunt^ & fragvans^ 
(J, cum nonfit nifi ignis ; 
is^ nifi fulfhurh nee fuU 
vifi argentum 'vivum^ 
4m a Sole & Luna fer 
noftram, ^ nduBnm 
fern alti freni. 

I. "T^Hefe Bodies thus dif- 
^ fol ved by our water 
are called Argent Vive, 
which is not widlout its 
Sulphur ^ nor the SuIjAur 
without the fixednefiof Sol 
and Luna; becaufe Gk>ld 
and Silver are the particular 
meanSj or medium in the 
form through which Nature 
paffes in the perfeding and 
compleating thereof. 

II. And this Ai^entVive 
is called our efteemed and 
valuable Salt, being anima- 
ted and pr^jnant, and otu* 
fire, for that it is nothing 
but Fire : yet not fire, but 
Sulphur; and not Sulphur 
only^ but alfo Quickmver 
drawn from Sol and Luna 
by our water, and redu- 
ced to a Stone of Great 



S A L M O N'S 

IIL Id e[ty erit materia al- 
terata luminarium & mutata 
de'uilitaU innohilitaHm, 

IV. Not^^ qued [ulfhur U 
lud alburn^ eft pater Tnetallo- 
Yum^ac mattr illorum; Mercu- 1 
rius nofeer, e^ miner a auri^ & 
unima^ &fermentumy & 'vir- 
tus wlnerdls, <^ corpus vi- 
'vum, (^ medictna^erfeBuy & 
fulfhur^ C^ argentum "Vfvwfj, 
noftrum ; id ejt^ Julphur de 
Julfbm-e^ & argentum vfuum 
de argento 'ui'UQy (^ b/teTcurius 
d€ Mercurio. 

V. Proprietas ergo aqua no- 
ftra efty quod liquefacit aurum 
^ Argentum^ & augmentat in 
eis nativum colorem* 

III. That IS to lay^j 
the matter or fubftj 
Sol and Luna, or Silver 
Gold^ altered from Vi 
to Nobility. 

IV. Now you mufti 
that this white Sulphur i 
Father and Mother of: 
Metals i it is our Merci} 
and the Mineral of GId 
alfo the Soul, and the'e 
ment; yea, the Miii 
Virtuc^and the living Bi] 
our Sulphur, and our 
illver; that is, Suli 
Sulphur ; Quickfib 
Quickfilver, and \4Bii 
of Mercury. 

VI. Convtrtit entm arpora 
d corpor^dit ate in fpiritualita- 
tem^ & ipfa eft qua immittit 
in corpus fumum alburn^ qui 
efi anima alba^ fubtilis^ calida^ 
multa igneitatu^ 

V. The Property 

fore ofour Water is, 
melts or dijOToWes Gol 
Silver, and encreafesi 
native Tindure or 

. VI; For it changfsl 
Bodies from being 0\ 
real, into a Spiiituality ai 
it is this water whicbui 
the Bodies, or corpoKifi 
ftanceinto awhitev'Oi 
which is a Soul that is hi 
nefs it felfj fubtile, hc,^ 
full of fire. 

i^. vm. 



II. H£c aqua Jtcitur eti- 
m fisjangumaris^ eft etiam 
itif fpiritual^ fanguinis fine 
(ffHlfity & jubje^nm omni- 
mjftahilium, & liquefaUi- 
iiiftod multum Soli &Lu' 
ttmvenit ^ adharet^ nee 
^itfir ak eis femfcr. 

Eft ergo affnis Soli 
?_, fed magif Soli quam 
y not a bene. 

picitur etiam medium 
igettdi tinBttras Saiis & 
\cum metallts impeifeBis^ 
Hid ccnvertit corpora 
tvfm ttn5luram ad tingen- 
fqi^a imperfe^a^ & eft 
ma dealhat^ ut eft alba ; 

iviftaty ut eft anima j 

cito corpm fuum ingre* 

mt TkihMus, 

VIL This water is alfo 
called the tinging or blood- 
colour-making ftone, being 
the virtue of the Spiritual 
Tinv5lure, without which 
nothing can be done : and 
it is the fubjed of all things 
that may be melted^ and of 
iiquefadion it felt^ which 
agrees perfedly, and unites 
clofely with Sol and Luna, 
from which it can never be 

VIII. For it is joyned m 
affinity to the Gold and Sil- 
ver, but more immediately 
to the Gold than to the Sil- 
ver: which you are to take 
fpecial notice •f. 

IX; It 'is alfo called thd 
medium of conjoyning the 
Tindures of Sol and Luna 
with the inferior or imper- 
fed Metals ; for it turns the 
Bodies into the true Tin- 
dure^ to tinge thefaid other 
imperfed Metals : alfo it is 
the water which whiteneth, 
as it is whiteneft it lelf; 
which quickeneth as it is a 
Soul ^ and therefore (as the 
Philofopher faidi ) quickly 
entreth into its Body. 




X- Nam efi aqua *viva qua 
^enit [uam irrigare ten am ut 
gtrrmna^ ^ fruBum praducat 
in tempore fuo^ nam exroratu 
amnU gemrantur ex terra na- 

XL Terra ergo non germi- 
natahfque irrigatione S* humi- 
ditate, aqua roris Maij if fa 
ahluit corpora^ tanquam flu- 
^ali penetrate ^ dealhat^ ac 
facit carpus novum ex duohus 

' Xn.' Aqua ilia vita gu- 
hemdta cum corpore^ ipfum de- 
albat^convertens ipfum infuum 
c^krem album. 

XQJ. Ilia namquc) aqua^ 
fumm alhm efi^ ideo cum ilia 
ffkalk^tur corpHs* 

'XIV. Oportet ergo dealhare 
corpuij ir rumpere libros^ ^ 
inttr ilia duo^ td efi^ inter cor^ 


X. For It is a living 
ter which comes to 
ften the Earth, that ii 
fpring out, and in its 
feafon bring forth n:h 
fruit ; for all things fp ig. 
ing from the Earth, a.j 
duced through Dew orlj 

XI. The Earth ther^^, 
fpringeth not forth wir 
watering and moiftar^.,, 
is the water proceeding* ^ 
May Dew, that cleaj^ 
the Body; and like "^ 
penetrates them, and 
one new Body of twi 

XII. This Aqua Vit 
Water of Life, being 
ordered and dilpoled] 
the body, it white 
attd converts or chl 
it into its white colour! 

XIII. For this wat(| 
white vapour, and iJn 
fore the Body is whij 
with lU 

XIV. It behovesi 
therefore to whiten t\ 
dy, and open its infol 


C^ aqmm efi I i hi do ^ fi~ 

ter natura fimiUs frofh- 

1^1 I 


for between thefe two, that 
is, between ti\c Bod}/ and 
iiie Water, there isadefire 
and friendfhip^ like as be^ 
tween the Ma!e and Fe- 
rn .le, becaufe of the pro- 
pinquity and likenefs of their 

'.V. Nam Af*a nojfra 

t fecunda^ dtcttur Az^ot 

ms LAtonem^ id efi^ Cor- 

comfoptum ex Sole d^ 

_. per A(\uam noflram 

^'^^mm^ dicitur etiam Anima 

^^^um folutorum qmrum a- 

jI*" ^^^ fimul ItgavimitSj 

imLr^ant Safuntibm Vhi- 



^^f/T Quantum ergo pre- 
Wtf & magnifica hac A- 
r^^ Namque ahfque ilia O- 
"^^ )nfoj]et ferfia, ^Dicitur 
3^ ' 'VO'S natura , ute,rus , 
^^ K^receptaculupi tin^ura^ 
|C^ nutrix. 

d . 

IH. Et eft Fons in quo 

jnt Rex, ^ Regina, ^ 

^Ji"' quam cfortet ponere ^ 

hif ,? in centre [m infamis, 

ii \ Sol qui ah ea procejfit 

XV. Now this our fecond 
and living water is called 
Az^oth, the Water wafhing 
ttie Laten, 'viz,, the Body 
compounded of Sol and 
Luna by our firft Water: 
It is alfo called the Soul of 
the diffolved Bodies, which 
Souls we have even now tied 
together, for the ufeofthe 
wife Philolbpher. 

XVL How precioListhen, 
and how great a thing is 
this Water | For without it 
the Work could never be 
done or perfcdcd : Ic is al- 
io called the Vas Natura, the 
Belly, the Womb the Re- 
ceptacle of the Tindure, 
the Earth, the Nurfc. 

XVIL It is the Royal 

Fountain in which th^ King / 
and Qjecn bathe them- 
felves; and the Mother 
which mufi: be put into^and 
H h & 

S A L OM N ^S 

466 SAL OM JM S Lib. I 

C^ ipfum parturiit, i^e(? /?/e fealed up within ths belly 
Tf^utuo amant & d'tUgunt ut 
Mater & FiltHS, & conjun- 
guntur (Imul^ qmniam ab «- 
na & eadem radice "uenerunt^ 

& ejujdem juhfiantia^ & na- 

her Infants and that is J 
himfelf , who proceed 
from her^ and whom i 
brought forth; and the 


XVIII. Et quoniam Aqua 
ifia, efi Aqua vita Vegetahi- 
lis^ ideo if fa dat vitam^ & 
facit vegetare, crefcere & pul- 
lulare ipfum Corpus mortmm^ 
& ipfum refufcitare de morte 
ad vitam folutione & fubli 

XIX. Et in tali operatione 
vertitur Corpus in Spiritum^ & 
Sjfiritus in Corpus^ & tune 
faBa e/? amicitia^ paxj con- 
tordia^ & unio cmtrariorum^ 
id eft-i Corpora & Spiritm^ 
mi mutant invicem naturas 
fuas quas ncipiunt ^ & fbi 
^mmHnicantfer minim^i 

fore they have loved on( 
nother as Mother and Sl 
and are conjoyned togetl 
becaufe they come fromi 
and the lame Root, and] 
of the fame Sublhnce 

XVIII. And becaufe 
Water is the Water ol 
Vegetable Life, it caufei 
dead Body to vegetate, 
creafejand fpring forth, 
to rife from Death to ' 
by being diflbived firft 
then fublimed 



XIX. And in doing 
the Body is converted 
a Spirit, and the Spirk 
cerwards) into a Body, 
then is made the Amkj '^'"^ 
Peace J the Concord| 
the Union of the Coi 
ries, to wit, between^h 
Body and the Spirit, v| 
reciprocally, or m 
change their Natures 
they receive^and comi] 
! cateone to another th 
I their raoft minute parti 


X. Sic quod caliimn mi- 
r jrigido^ & ficcum humi- 
0' durum mollis & hoc 
i;. fit mixtio naturarum'igidifcilicet cum 

Jo^ & humidi cum ficco^ 
adm'irahilis inter inimi' 




A R T E P H I U S. 


XX. So that that which 
is hotj is mixed with that 
which is cold, the dry with 
the moift^ and the ha id with 
tkefott; by which means 
there is a mixture made of 
contrary Natures, z^iz.. of 
cold with hot^ and moift 
with dry, even a mod: ad- 
mirable Unity between E- 



mhlimation':, Ory the feparating of the 
PurCy from the Lnpme^ by this Water. 

JTOfira ergo dtjfolmo 

Corporum qu^e fit in 

TMprima Aqua^ non efi^ ni 

"tificatio humidi cumfic- 

fmidum ^ero coandatur 
1 <-* 


Quia turns dir Of ' tan^ 
Mediate continetur, ter- 
ur^ ac coagulatur in Ccr- 
V9 in tmam. 

L/^UR Diffolution then 
V-/ of Bodies, which is 
made fuch in this firft Wa- 
ter ^ is nothing elfe, but a 
deflroying or overcoming 
of the moifl with the dry, 
for the moift is coagulated- 
with the dry. 

II. For *-he moifture is 
contained ^nder^ termina- 
ted with, and coagulated in 
the dry Body, to wit^ in 
that which is Earthy, 

Hh 2 





III. Ccrpora igitur d 
C ficca^ ^onantiir in noftra 
frzma Acjua in 'ut.fe hen^i 
clatifo^ uhi mane ant dcnec fol- 
"ventur^ ^ ajcendant in d- 
tum y qua tunc did fojfunt 
nouum Corpus^ auru7n album 
Alchimia. d^ La^is alhus^ c^ 
Sulphur album ncn urens^ ^« 
Lapis Taradtfi^ hoc efi^ con- 
^ertens Metalla imferfiS;a in 
Argmturn album fnum. 

IV. Tunc etiam hahmus 
fmul^ Corpus^ Animam ^ 
Spiritum^ de quo Sfiritu^ ^ 
Anima diElum efi^ quod non 
fcjjmt extrahi a Corporibm 
ferfetlis^ nifi per conjunBio- 
mm nofira Aqu^\^?£oliai%'a. 

V. Quia certum efi^ quod 
res fixa ncn poteft ele'vari^ nifi 
per conjunUiontm rei volati- 

VI, Spirttm igitur wedi' 

^nte Aqua ^ Ammay ab if- 

fis Qorporibus €XtrMttir & 

III.Lct therefore th 
s^nu the dry Bodies 
into our firii Water,., 
Vcfcl/vhlchclofe wellj 
there let them abide 
they be dlilolved^ andJt 
cend to the top ; then f 
they be called a new B(] 
the white Gold made 
Artj the white Stone 
white Sulphur^ not 
able, the Paradif^ical 
"viz. the Stone Tranlrai 
imperfed Metals, ini 
white Silver. 

IV. Then have 
the Body, Soul, and| 
altogether ; of which^ 
and Soul it is faid, Tl 
cannot be extradred; 
the perfed Bodies, 
the help or conjun< 
our diffolving Water/ 

V. Bccaufe it is 
That the thing fixed i 
be lifted up, or madet'3 
cend, but by the conju^ 
on or help of that whijlj 
volatile. • [IPrw^ 

VI. The Spirit theii ' 
by the help of the ^aD 
and the Soul^ is drawn^^ 


|p. IX. 

itur Corpus non Corfm^ 
fiatim Spiritns cum Ani- 
Cerporum furfum afcendit 
tperiori parte^ qua efl per- 
Lapidis J c^ i/ocatur 

II. Hac [uhlimatio^ in 
Plorentius Cathalanus, 
res accidas Spirituales^ 

iles^ qua funt de natura^ 
urea ^ ^vifoofa , qua 

'vunf-^ ^ fac'mnt &Ie'vari 

•or a in Aeram^ in Spiri- 

11. El^ in hac Suhlima- 
pars quadam dicia A- 
prima y afcendit cum Cor- 
ns fimul fe jungendo^ af- 
?, ^ jublimando in una7n 
am [uhfiantiam-i qua te- 
hnatura duorum^ Jcilice* 
9rum (^ Aqua, 

rC Vroinde dlcitur Cor 
k ^ Spirituak Comp(.fi 
Corjufle^ Ca?ribar^ EtLc- 
ZarJarith^ Ducmcb be- 



from the Bodies the:nielves, 
and the Body thereby is 
made Spiritual; for that at 
the fame inilant of time^ the 
Spirit^ with the Soul of the 
BodiGS3 afcend on-hii^h to 
the fuperiour part, which is 
the perfedion of the Sroae^ 
and is called Sublimation. 

VII. This Sublimation, 

with Flormtim CathaUnas, is 
made by things Acid, Spi- 
ritual, Volatile, and whi^h 
are in their own nature Sul- 
phurous and Vifcous/which 
diffolve Bodies, and make 
them to afcend, and be 
changed into Air and Spirit. 

yjll. And in this Subli- 
mation a certain part of our 
faid firit Water afcends with 
the Bodies, joyning it felf 
with them, afcending and 
fubliming into one neutral 
or complex Sub'^ance,which 
contains the nature of the 
two, ^i-x., the nature of the 
two Bodies, and of the Wa- 

IX. And therefore it is 

called the Corporeal and 

Spiritual Compofitum, Cor 

juiie, Canibar, Ethelia, Zan- 

H h ? mtv. 

SA L M O N'5 


ni!s ; fed froprie^ tantum no- 
mtnatur Aqua fermanens^ quia 
ncnfagitin igve. 

X. Terpetub adherens Ccr- 
fGYihm comm'ixtis^ ^defi^ Soli 
^ Lima^ilUjque communicans 
T'ln^Uram %>ivam , incom- 
huftihihm ^ ac firmifftmam , 
pr ^cedent i nchtlicrum & vretio- 
jiorem* ^ 

XI. Qui^pctefi ctrrrerede- 
h'mc bac "Tmdturaj Jicut Oh- 

"^ urn, omnia ferforando & fe- 
Tietrando cum fixione mhahtli^ 
qmniaw hac TmBura e/I' Spi 
ritus^ d^ SfiriUfs efi Amma^ 

I C^ Amma Corf us. 

XII. Qiila in Joac operati- 
cne Corfm efficitur Spirit^fs^ 
de natura fuhrilijjima^ d^ pa- 
Titer Spirittfs tncorporatar. (^ 
ft de uattna Corporis cum 
QGrporihzis^ dr jic Lapzs nojhr 
mntinet Ccrpits^ Animam^ c^ 

daritb^Dueneckj the G< 
but properly it is called t'i 
permanent or fixed Wat 
only, becaufe it flies not 
the Fire. 

X. But it perpetually, 
heres to the commixec 
compounded Bodies^ that! 
to Sol and Luna^ and col 
niunicaies to them the l| 
ving Tindure, incomi 
ble and molt fixed^ ini| 
more noble and pr( 
than the fornier which 
Bodies had. 

XI. Becaufe from h( 
forth this Tincture run^l 
Oil^ running through, 
penetrating the Bodies, 
giving to them its worn 
lul Fixity \ and this Tin^ 
is the Spirit, and the S{ 
is the Soul, and the S( 
the Body. , 

Xil. For in this operarll 
the Body is made a Spii, 
of a moit fubtilc natur; 
and again, the Spirit iso- 
porified and changed ir) 
the nature of the Body,wj 
the Bodies, whereby 
Stone confills of a Body] 
Sou], and a Soirit. 





[II. O Natura^ quomcdo 
Corfm in S-pirituml 
mn fieret fi Sftritm 
'incorporaretur cum CorpQ- 
f% 5, d^ Corpora cum Spiritu 
^it 'volatilia^ (jr fo\^ea pcr^ 

[V. Tranfi'vit igltur unus 
hlterum^ & fefe inuicem 
i9-jer(i funt per Sapientiam. 
Sapiential ^uo?nodo facis 
A um ej]e "volatile^ ac fugi- 
ii'imy ctiamfi naturaliter fix- 
mm elfit / 

N. Ofortet igltur dijfol- 
h d^ liqnefacere Corpora 
f per ^quam nofiram^ & 

facere Aquam permanen • 
k Aquam av.ream [uhlima 
p, relinquendo in fmido 
\ffum, terrefireum d^ fuper^ 
m (tecum. 

^VL Et in i[ia Suhlima- 
m ignis debet ejje kntm^quia 
her banc SuhUmationejn in 
he kmo^ Corpora punficata 

XIII. OGod, how thro* 
Nature doft thou change a 
Body into a Spirit ! Which 
could not be done, if the 
Spirit were not incorpora- 
ted with the Bodies, and 
the Bodies made volatile 
with the Spirit, and after- 
wards permanent or fixed. 

XIV. For this Cauie fake, 
they have paffed over into 
one another , and by the 
Influence of WilHom are 
converted the one into the 
other. O Wifdom! How 
thou makeft the mofl fix'd 
Gold to be volatile and fu- 
gitive, yea, though by na- 
ture it is the molt fixed of 
all things in the World! 

XV. It is neceffary there- 
fore to dlffolve and liquitie 
thefe Bodies by our Water, 
and to make them a perma- 
nent or fixed Water, a pure 
golden Water,leaving in the 
bottom the grofs, earthy, 
fuperfluous and dry Matter^ 

XVI. And in thisSubli- 
ming.making thin and pure, 
the Fire ought to be gentle 5 
but if in this Sublimation 

H h 4 mn 


S A L M O N ' S 


ron furlnt^ & grojjl-res ejm 
far Us [^ mta , hem] terreftrrs 
/ifHr.7t4 a Mortinimmuniit'ia^ 

■ Jiftdicris, qmrninm ex bis pof- 

XVII. Non indices enim . 
nifi tenuij c^ fuht'dt naturd 
Corporum dijjolutorurn^ q-i m 
tihi dab it A<jiia noCvra Jilnto 
Jgne frocedis j feparando he~ 
t£T£>p-en€a ah homozenets. 

with a 'oft Fire, the 
be not puri^ied^ ^^^^Lm. 
j^rofs or earthy parts clli'' 
ot; [note this well J ' 
(ep<i ared from the imPB^ 
lie? oF the Dead, yon 
not be able lo perfed 

XVII. For thou nee( 
-^orhin^ but that thin i 
ii.b:U parr of the diffoli 
Bo'Jies, which our W; 
viil give thee, if thou j 
cjeJell with a flow org 
:le Fix^e, by feparating 
things heterogene^ from 
Uhirgs homogene. 





Of the Separation of the pure Farts from 

1. 13 ^^ifi^ f^go cojrpojitum^ \ L^TpHis Compofitum _. 
Xv mundationem per h- X has its mundificai 


mm fiofl^um hum'idum, djj]cd' 
•vend-j jct!ici:t & juhltmand! 
f]uod purum ^ album efi^ 
eJHiiJ fcecibm ut qti 
§ontefit^ (jvqult Azinabam.) 

or cleanfing, by our ii(] uw, 
• 'ire, which ( as /ix^ink 

faith ) bv diiiolving ) 
' Di^'ming chat which is 
c^nd whire;, it cafts ford 
rejects its fecis or filch;, 
a voluntary Voiui:. 





Jam in fdi dijfolnti' 

ti ■ ^fubliwatione naturali 

fentoruw deligatio wun 

^ fefaratio furi 

i Ita ut furum ^ album 
\t furfum, (^ impurum 
*'€um fixum remaneat 
\o Acjua d^ 'vafis. 

Quod efi dimlttendum 
ovendum^ fjoniam nul- 

"valor^^ recipendo Jo- 

— \tdiam fubftantiam at- 

hentim^ & fundentem, 

ittefido ttrram foscukn- 

t\ua remanfit inferius in 

Ex parte fr^cifm A- 
([Ue^ ejt jcona & Terra 
\ita , ^ua: nihil njalet ^ 
djuam alimid boni fr^^ 
^otefiy ut ilia clara Ma- 
alba^ fura, & nitida ; 
Jelam debemm accipere. 

II. For in fuch a diflblu- 
tion and natural bubi 'Vi.i- 
tion or lifcing up, there is n 
loolening or untying of the 
Elements, and a clcanfing 
and (eparation of the Pure^ 
from the Impure. 

III. So that the pure and 
white fubftance afcends up- 
wards, and the impure and 
earthy remains fixed in the 
bottom of the Water and the 

IV". 7'his mufi: be taken 
away and removed^ becaufe 
it is of no value, taking on- 
ly the middle white fub- 
-ance^ flowing, and mel- 
ted or diflblved, rejeding 
the fosculent Earth, which 
remains below in the bot- 

V. Thefe Faces were fe- 
parated partly by ths Water, 
and are the Drols and Terra 
damnata^ which is of no va- 
lue, nor can do any fuch 
lervice as the clear, white^ 
pure and clean Matter, 
which is wholly and only 
to be taken and made ule 



S A L M O N'S 

VI. Et ^^ hunc Caphare- 
stm Scoftiluni fafe numsro na- 
ivis atcjut [cknt'ia dijcij^ukrum 
fhilofofhta^ ( ut m'lhi ttiam 
altoiuanclo acctdlt) itnfruden- 
tiffme eolUditm^ quia Vhilofe- 
pbi fafiffims ccntrarium af- 

VII. Nempe^ nihil remo- 
'Vmdum^ prater humiditatem^ 
id e/}^ nigredinem^ quod ta- 
men dicunt ac fcrihunt tan- 
tum^ ut pojfitU decipere incati- 
tos, qui ah I que Magifiro^ aut 
indefatigabtli leBura^ & ora- 
tione ad Deum omnipotentemj 
anreum hoc vellm avelkre cu- 

VIII. Notate igitur, quod 
feparatio^ divifo & fubiimatio 
$(la abfque duhio efi Clav^ to- 
tiffs O^er^s, 

IX. Igitur, fofl putrefaBi- 
om;n & dtJJoJutionem horitm 
Corprtim^ Corpora no fir a fe 
eJevant in ahum^ufqu: ad fu- 
p^rjiciem Afi^ dijjolvcntis^ 

VI. And againftcn]-; 
pharean Rock^ the Shiun 
Knowledge,, or Art (t| 
young Philoibpher is 
(as it happened al(b 
ibmctimes, J dafht totfi 
in pieces^ or deftroy^ 
caufe the Philofophi 
the mofi: part fpeak \ 

VII. That is to fay 
nothing mu't be reij 
or taken away, exce 
moifture , which 
blacknefs ; which nc 
(landing they fpeal? 
write only to the uni 
who withe lut a Maft 
defatigable Reading 
humble fopplicationst 
Almighty, would xi\ 
way the Golden Fle^ 

VIII. Itistherefon 
obiervedj That this 
tion y divifion , ani 
mation^ is (without 

IX. After the put 
on then and dilTolutil 
thefe BodieSj our Boc 
(b afcend up to the t( 
ven to the furface 


Af K i li P H I U S. 

0:em alhedinis-i ^ hac 
dtSf 'vita. 

Nam in ilia albedine 
Antimonialts , ^ Mer- 
'^ infunditm cum J^iri- 
Jis d^ Luna nutu na- 
\ua fefarat juhtile ah 
^ furum ah imfuro. 

Elevando fmlatim 
(uhtilem Corf oris a (uis 

donee totum purum 
ir d^ elevetur. 

Et in hoc completur fhdoJGfhica 


L Et cum hac alhc- 
nfufa eft in Ccrpore A- 
W eft^ 'virtjis mtnera- 
iC jubtilior efi Jgne^ cum 
'a quint a ejjentia^ ^ 
qu(is na[ci appctit^ ^ 
Utare a gyojj'is foscihus 
ibUs. cui^ illi advene- 

diffolving Water^in a white- 
neis of colour, which white- 
nefs is Life. 

X. And in this whitenefi 
the Antimonial and Mercu- 
rial Soul^^ is y^ 2L natural 
compact infufed into^ and 
joyned with the Spirits of 
Sol and Luna, which fepa- 
rate the thin from the thick, 
and the pure from the im- 

XL That 'is, by lifting 
up by little and little the 
thin and pure part of the 
Body^ from the Foeces and 
Impurity) until all the pure 
parts are feparated and air 

XIL And in this work is 
our natural and philofophi- 
cal Sublimation complea- 

XIIL Now in this white- 
nels is the Soul infufed into 
the body^ to wit, the mi- 
neral virtue^ which is more 
fubtil than Fire, being in- 
deed the true Qiiintcilence 
1 and Life^ which dedres or 
I hungers to be born again) 


47^ S A L M 

rant ex parte menftrualis^ C^ 

XIV. Et in hoc efl nofira 
philofophica InhlimatiOy non in 
%'ulga7'i inicjuo Me^ curio ^ (jui 
nullas habet qualitates (tmtles 
illssquibm onctur Mercurius 
nofier extract m a cavernis fu- 
gs njitriolicis ^ fed redeamus ad 

O N ' S 

&to putoffthedefil 
and be fpoilcd of itsgj 
earthy Foeces, whid 
taken from its mci 
Womb, and corruj 
o[ its original 

lofophical Sublimatiorl 
in the impure^ corruj 
gar Mercury , whi( 
no properties or q^ 
like to thole, with 
our Mercury fdra^ 
its vitriolick CaverH 
adorned. But let us. J 
to our Sublimation. 


Of the Soul which is extraSied by our 

and made to afcend. /'I 

I. f^ Ertifjmum igitur eft in 
\^ arte ifia^ quod Ani- 
•ma hitc extract a d Corprihus^ 
tkvari non potefi^ ntfi per ap- 
fofttionem ret volattUiS^ qua 
efi fut gmeris. 

IL Ver quam Corpora red- 

duntHT -vol at ilia & J])iritttalia^ 

I. TT is mofl certali 
J. fore in this Arj 
this Soul extraded fi| 
Bodies^ cannot be 
afcend, but by addi| 
a volatile Matter^ 
of its own kind. 

IF. By the which til 
dies will be made vB&f^,; 


andoj fultiliando^ ^ \ and fpiritual, lifting them- 
ielves up^ iiibtillizing and 
llibliming themfelves, con- 
trary to their own proper 
nature, which is corporeal^ 
If heavYj and ponderous. 

$dOy contra naPuram 
corpoream^ gravsm 

Et hoc modo fiunt non I III. And by this means 
C^ (julnta ejjentia^ de j they are unbodied,, or made 

Sfirkm^ epoi "uocatur | no bodies, to wit, incorpo- 
real, and a QuinteiTence of 
the nature of a Spirit,which 
is called A'yis Hermetzs^ and 
Mercurius ExtraHus^ drawn 
from a red Subjed or Mat- 

1 ^ i 
hrmeth, d^ Mercurius 

im d fervo ruheo 

Et fie remanent inferi- 

*es terreftres^ aut ptim 

\ts Ccrporum^ qu<^ per- 

\me non pojj'unt folvi alio 

'um modo, 

Et fumm ilk alhm^ 

illud aurum^ id eB^ 

InnteJJentia^ dicitur etiam 

vfia compojita qua conti- 

lomo^ "vel compofita eft 

fo^ exCorpore^ Animay 


IV. And ib the terrene or 
earthy parts remain below^ 
or rather the groffer parts of 
the Bodies, which can by 
no Induftry or Ingenuity of 
Man be brought toa perfe^ 

V, And this white Vapor, 
this white Gold, to wit,this 
QuinteiTence, is called alfo 
the Compound Magnefta ^ 
which like Man does con- 
tain^ or like Man is com- 
poled of a Body ^ Soul, and 

Ccrpiis ejfjs eH terra VI. Now the Body is the 
\isfi>:a^ plufquam fuhtilip fixed (blar Earthy exceeding 

' Jima^ 


S A L M O N'S 


pma^ per 'vim Ac^a noftra 
dtvinds fonderojiter ekvata. 

VIL Anima ejm eB Tin- 

Bura Solis S* Ltina^ proce- 
dens excommunicattone harum 

VIII. Sfiritm^'vtro, eft 
"virtus miner alts amhorum ^ 
aqua^ qua defer t animam. 
fwe tin^uram alham juper 
Corpora^ ^ ex corporihus^ ft- 
cut porWur tinBura tinBo- 
runty per aquam fupra pan- 

IX. Et ilk fpirhm Mer- 
curialis^ eB vinculum anima 
Solaris, & corpus Solare:> eB 
mrfffs fixfozis continens cum 
Lunajfiritum, & animam. 

the moft fubtile Ml 
which by the help 
divine Water is witR' 
culty lifted up or fej 

VIL The Soul is tl 
<^ure of Sol and Lunal 
ceeding from the co 
diotij or conimuni<j| 
of thefe two, (to 
Bodies of Sol and Li 
our Water.) 



VIIL And the Si 
the mineral power, 
tue of the Bodies, and 
Water which carries tl 
or white Tindure 
upon the BodieSj am 
out of the Bodies; 
the Tindures or Col« 
Dying Cloth are by 
Water put upon, and di 
fed in and through h 
whole Cloth. .^r 

IX. And this MerSa 
Spirit is the Chain or Ik 
of the folar Soul ; and '^^ 
folar Body; is that Bij 
which contains the Spir^ 
Soulj having the poweo 
fixing in it felfjbeing jo; ^ 
with Luna. 



iritm ergo fenetrat^ 
Igit , aniwa copulat^ 


X. The Spirit therefore 
penetrates, the Body fixes, 
and the Soul joyns together, 
tinges and whitens. 

\Ex his trihm fimul 

[& laps nofier^ id efi. 

Luna d^ Mer curio. 

Cum er^o aqua ne^ra 

ctrahitur fiatura cm 
^ans naturam'i ideo- 

corpera per aquam ham 
Ur^ imhihantur ^ teran- 
ne c^ diUgenter regan- 

tec ah IpiJJitudine ab- 
\ur^ C^ tn tenuem fhi- 
Id^ impalpabilem ijer- 

*vacuHs efi labor. 

|[. ^ia niji corpora 
tn non corpora^ id 
iMer curium Thilofopho- 
\ndum cperis rtgula m- 

J » Et illud ideo quoni- 
mbik efi ilkm tmmf- 

XL From thefe three u- 
nited together, is our Stone 
made; to wit, of Sol, Luna, 

and Mercury. 

XII. Therefore with this 
our Golden-Water, a natu- 
ral Subftance is extracted, 
exceeding all natural Sub- 
ftances; ^nd fo, except the 
Bodies be broken and de- 
ftroyed , imbibed , made 
fubtile and fine, thriftily and 
diligently managed , •till 
they are abftraded from, or 
lofe their grofinels or folid 
Subftance, and be changed 
into a thin and fubtil Spirit, 
all our Labour will be in 

^ Xlir. And unlefs the Bo- 
dies be made no Bodies, or 
incorporeal, that is, be con- 
verted into the Philofopheri 
Mercury, there is no Rule 
of Art yet found out to 
work by. 

XIV. The realbn is, be- 
caule it is impoiCble to 


S A L M O N ' S 

fimam ammam omnem in fe 
tinduram hahentem a c or fori- 
hus extrahere^ niji prms refil- 
^antur in ac^ua mftra. 

XV. Sol've ergo corpora in 
aurea aqua^ ^ decoque quouf- 
que tot a egrediatur tinS^ura per 
aquam in colorem album (ive 
in oleum alburn^ cumque 'vide- 
ris illam albedinem juper aquam-, 
fcias tunc corpora ejj'e Uque- 
faSa. ^ 

XVL ContinuaergodeccBi- 
onem d:nec par tan t nebulam 
quam conceferunt tenebrojam^ 
mgram & album. 

draw out of the Boi 
that moft thin am 
Soul which has 
the Tindure, excej 
firft refolved in ouri 

XV. Diffolvetl 
Bodies in this our 
water ^ and boil t 
all the TinAure is 
forth by the Wat 
white Colour, and 
Oil; and when you 
whitenefs upon the V:( 
then know that the I 
are melted^ liqui 
diffolved. M^'^^ 

XVL Continue 
boyjing, till the darl 
and white Cloud is 
1"* )i'th3 which they hai 


CHAP. Xll. 

Of Digejiion^ and horv the Sprit is] 


I. p)0^7E ergo corpora perfe- 

■^ Ba in aqua no fir a ^ in 

vafi Hermetice Jigillato ^ Juper 

I. T^UT therefore! 
1 perfecl: Bodie « 

Mctalsj to wit, Sol anit.ii 




lemm^ ^-ccque cont'muo 
perfeBe refolva'atttr in 

Coque. [* inqult Adfar 1 
mi ficut ter ovorum nu- 
em^ donee jolzfantur cor- 
& eorum tinBura con- 
fima [not a] extrahatm. 

Non autem extrahitur 
'muly Jed farum ad pa- 
rtditur^ omni die^ cmni 
donee in longo tempore 
atur hujufmodi folutio^ 
d [olvitur femper petit 

i Et in tali dtjjolutione 
lenis^ & continuus^ 
in aquam znfcjfam fol- 
', impalpahlemj (^ tota 
itur tinciura in colore ni- 
's pimum, quod efi Jig- 
^fnera folutionis. 

tl 1 U S. 481 

na^ into our Water in a 
VelTel^ Hermetically feakd, 
upon a gentle Fire, and dl- 
geft continually, 'till they 
are perfectly refolved into 
a molt precious Oyl. 

IT. Digeft C faith Jdfar) 
with a gentle Fire, as it 
were for the hatching of 
Chickens, fo long, 'till the 
Bodies are diifolved, and 
their perfedly conjoyned 
Tindure ( mark this well ) 
is extraded. 

^ III. But it, is not extra- 
ded all at once, but it is 
drawn out by little and lit- 
tle, day by day, and hour 
by hour, till after a long 
time the Solution thereof is 
com pleated, and that which 
is dilfolvedj always fwims 
a top! 

IV, <|^ while this diflb. 
lution IS in hand, let die 
Fire be igentle and continu- 
al, till the Bodies are diffol- 
ved into a vifcous and moft 
fiibtile Water,and the whole 
Tindure be educed, in co- 
lour fiift black, which .is 
the fign of a true diffoluti- 


5ALM UN 5> 

. V. Contmua deinde decoaio- 
vem quoufque fiat aqua perma- 
Tiens alba^ quia in fuo regcns 
halneo, fiet pfiea clara & tan- 
Jem deveniet^ ficut argentum 
*ui%}um "vulgare^ fcandms "per 
0€ra Jt4pr aqnam frimam. 

VI. Ideoque cum 'widens 
corpora folut a in aquam "uifco- 
fam^ fcias tunc corporis efje con- 
'verfa in 'vaporem^ d^ te hahere 
animas a corforihus 7nortms 
feparataSy d^ in jpirituum ot- 
d'mem fublimatiom ddatas. 

VII. Vnde amho cum parte 
aqua noHra, faBa funt fpiri- 
tus in aera fcandentes^ ihique 
corpus compojitum^x mare d^ 
fcemina, ex Sole S^f^una^ & 
ex ilia fuhtillijfima natura mun- 
data per fublimationem^ ^ccipit 
*vitam^ inffiraUir a [m m- 

V. Then contini 
digeftion^ till it bec^^^^j, 
white fixed Water ^ 
ing digefted in Ealni 
1 iae] it will afterw clear, and in tld 
become like* to coitio 
Argent vive^ afcendini fc 
the Spirit above t 


VI. When therefc 
lee the Bodies diflbl "'''' 
the firft vifcous Wati 
know, that they are 
into a Vapour, and tlK|| 
Soul is feparated frosq! 
dead Body^ and byll /; 
mation, brought in^*^* 
order of Spirits. 

VII. Whence 
them^ with a part oi 
Water^ are made Spinf 
ing up into the Air^ 
there the compoundc 
dyi made of the " 
the Female, 'vix,* of ! 
Luna^and of that m( 
tile Nature, cleanfedb 
Sublimation, taketfclp"' 
and is made Spiritual! 
owa humidity, 




J III. Id eff, ^ fua aqua^ 
homo ah aere^ cjuare mul- 
■ah'itur deincep ac crefcet 
%a fpecie^ Jicut res omnes 

[. In tali ergo eJe'vattone^ 
fuhlimatione philofofhica^ 
nguntur omnes ad jn'vi 
& corpus novum infpira 
ah aire vivit vegetahili- 
luod e/l miraculo/um, 

, Qnare nifi corpora igne^ 
fua attenuentur^ quoufque 
dant infpiritusj c5" quouf- 
lant^ ut aqua ^^fumus^ 
Mercurius . nihil fit in 


Illis tamen afcendentihus 
e nafcuntur^ C^ in aere 

ur*f fiuntque *uita cum 

ut numquam pojfint fe- 

S Jicup aqua mixta 

VIII. That is, by its own 

Watery like as a Man is 
full-ained by the Air; where- 
by from thenceforth it is 
multiplied _, and increafes 
in its own kind, as do all 
other things. 

IX. In luch an afcenfion 
therefore, and philofophical 
Sublimation , all are joy- 
ned one with another^ 
the new Body fiibtilized, or 
made living by the Spirit^ 
miraculoufly liveth or iprings 
like a Vegetable. 

X. Wherefore, unlefs the 
Bodies be attenuated , or 
made thin^ by the Fire and 
Water, 'till they alcend in 
a Spirit^ and are made^ or 
do become like V/ater and 
Vapour, or Mercury, you 
labour wholly in vain. 

XI. But when they arife 
or afcendj they are born or 
brought forth in the Air or 
Spirit^ and in the fame thef 
are changed, and made Life 
with Life^ fo as they can 
never be feparated, but are 
as Water mixc with Water* 

li 2 




XII. Idee que natus in dtre 
fapienter d;cii ur . qucmam om~ 
mno ffiritualis efficttur: 

XIII. Ipfe nam fie Vuhur | 
fine alls ijolans^ fu^ra mcmem , 
clamitat dtcens^ Ego jmn ah 
bus nigriy ^ ruheus ^dbi^ ^ \ 
cltrinm rubei filius^ vera dicens 
fion mentior, - | 

XII. And therefore- 
wiiely laidj That the 
is born of the 
it is altogether Spiriti 

XIIL Fjr the Vi 

him felf flying without^ 
C';ies upon the top oi 
Mo'jncain_, iayingj I arnl 
white^, brought forth fri 
the black, and the risj 
brought forth from,| 
white, the citrine 
the red ; I fpeak the 
and lye not. 


f Of the beginning of the Wor\^ and a Si 
mary of what is to be done. 

I, Q^Ufficit €rgo t'ihi corpora 
O in "uafe^ ^ in aqua fe- 
Tnel ponere, & dhigmter clau- 
dere vas, quoufque vero fepa- 
ratiofit fa^a^ 

11. ^a vocatur al in'vidis 
cD7i]un5ii&^ fukUmatio^ ajjatio^ 
extra^io^ putrefaUto^ ligatio^ 

I. TT fufficeth thee: 

X to put the 
theVeffelj and into tt 
ter once for all, and t^ 
the Veffel well, until, 
reparation be niadc. 

calls Conjundiion, SublS 
tioDj Affationa txtra< 

p.Xm. ARTEPHIUS, 48j 

nfatio^ [ukiVtatio^ gene- 1 Putrefadioti) Ligation, Def- 
&c. \ ponfation , Subtilization , 

Generation) &c, " 

Et t0tum ferflciatur 

^erium^ Fac igitur (ictit 

merationem hom'tnis^ & 

'vegetahllisy iwponiPo fe- 

matrlci femen^ & bene 

Vides ergo qmmodo plu- 
<rehm non indiges^ (^ 
^ofm nofirum magnas non 
ret expenfas^ qmniam units 
Vfs^ una medicina^ unum 
unum regimen, una di- 
■0 ad alhum^ (^ ruhemn 
fi've faciendum. 

;'* Et cjuamvis dlcamm in 
hm has fonito hoc, ponito 
tamtn non intellmmits 
fforterej nifi unam rem 
re^ d^ femel ponere^ ^ 
'^re "uas u[o\ue ad oprts 

[. Quia hjec tantum fo- 

W d philofophis invidis ^ 

\ecipiantj ut diBum eft^ 

\\tos, Nunquid entm etiam 

^seji CahaUfiica?- ar ca- 

ll!. Now that the whole 
Magiftery may be perfeded. 
Work, as in the Generation 
of Man_, and of every Ve- 
getable ; put the Seed once 
into the VVomb^ and fhuc it 
up well. 

IV. Tlius you may ik^y 
that you need not many 
things^and that this our work 
requires no great Charges, 
for that as there is but one 
Stone, there is but one^ Me- 
dicine, one VelTel, one or- 
der of working, and one 
lucceffive Difpofition to the 
White and the Red. 

V. And altho we fay in 
many places, take this, and 
take that ; yet we under- 
(land, that it behoves us to 
take but one thing, and put 
it once into the VeiTel, until 
the Work be perfeifted. 

VI. But thefe things are 
fo let down by • the Obfcure 
Philofophers, to deceive the 
unwary, as we have before 
fpoken ; for is not this ^rs 

li 3 C^2 


nuf plena ? d^ tu fatue credis 
nos docere aferte arcana arca^ 
nerum, 'verhaque accipis fecim- 
dtim fonum "verborum ? 



VII. ScitoverCj [_nullo mo- 
do fum e^o invtdtts ut d^teri ] 
i^ui 'verha aliorum fhilofcfho- 
7 urn acdfit [ecundum prolatio- 
Ttem^ ac fignificatienem "ui/Jga- 
rem nominum^ jam tile ahjqtie 
fio Ariadne ^ m medio amjra- 
^uam Lahyrinthi muUipliciter 
errata pecumamque fuam defii 
navit perdittQnt. 

VIIT: Ego 'vero Artephius 
poftquam adeptm fum -veram 
ac comfhta?n japkntiam in U- 
hris utrldici Her met u^ fin ali- 
quando in'vidmjlcnt carter i cm- 

IX. Sed cum per milh an- 
nos^ ant circiter [_quaf jam 
tranfierunt fuper me cl nativi^ 
tats mea^ gratia Soli Dei cm- 

CahaUf;ica^ or a lecrft 
hidden Art ? Is it n 
Art fall of Seaets ? %\ 
belie Yeft thou O Fool t': 
we plainly teach this Sec; 
of Secrets, taking out Wci 
according to their 
Signification ? 

VII. Truly, I tell W 
( that as for my Self I amj 
ways lelf-feeking or enviis 
as others are i but ) he ti( 
takes the Words of the ot;i 
Ph iiofophers, accordiftj c 
their common Significai||[« 
he even already (havir^^^ 
Ariadnes clue of Threa. 
wanders in the midft 
Labyrinth, multiplies 
and cafts away his 
for nought. 

VIII. hn'iil Artephius^ 
tZY I became an Adepl| 
had attained to thetrul"^^' 
compleat Wildom, by • 
dying the Books of the it i. 
faithful Hermes^ the fpea'^ 
of Trudi^was fometimes( 
fcure allb^as the others w- 

IX. But when I had o 
the {pace of a Thouiit 
Years, or there abit 
( which are now paffed c ei 




toj d^ ufu hujus mira- 

.urn per h.<ec^ inquam^ 

ra temfora^ 'viderem m- 

magifierium Hermeti- 

}tinere pojje^ frcpter oh- 

\tem "uerhoriim pbilofo- 

Pietate mot us ac fro- 

\boni 'viriy decrevi in his 

temporihm 'vitie mea^ 

fcrihere fimers ac vera- 

^t nihil ad ferficiendum 

m philofophortim poffis de- 

{Dempto aliquo^ quod 
i licet jcrihere-i quia re- 

\ir per Deum, ant magt- 

I) d^ tamen in hoc libro^ 
ti non ent dura cervicis^ 

)muca experientia facilitcr 


my Headj fince the time I 
was born to this day /hrough 
the alone goodnels of God 
Almighty, by the ufe of this 
wonderful QuinteffenceJ 

X. When I lay for {b very 
long a time (asaThouland 
Years) I found no Man that 
had found out or obtained 
this Hermetick Secret^ be- 
caufe of the obfcurity of 
the Philofophers Words. 

XI. Being moved with a 
Generous Mind , and the 
integrity of a good Man, I 
have determined in thefe 
latter days of my Life, to 
declare all things truly and 
fincerely^, that you may not 
want any thing for the per- 
fecting of this Stone of the 

XI L ( Excepting one cer- 
tain thing, which is not law- 
ful for mc to difcover to any, 
bscauie it is either revealed 
or made known, by God 
himfelfj or taught by fome 
Mafber 5 v/hich notwith- 
ilanding he that can bend 
himlelf to the {earch of, by 
the help of little Experience, 
may eafily learn in thisBook) 
Ii4 Xlil. 


XIII. Serif ft ergo in hoc It 


hro nuJam 'verttatem ^ quia 
pauci-s colorihm ^efit'vi^ utcm- 
nis hontds ^ fapiens^ mdd He 
fperidum mirabiUa fehctter pof 
Jit ex arhore hac pbilofophica de 

XIV. J^are hudetur Berts 
/thijjimm, qui pojuit in anima 
no fir a banc henignitatem^ ^ 
cum ftnefiute longinquijjlma 
dcdit nobis ueram cordis dile- 
B'ionem^ qua omnes fimul ho 
wines i^ut mihi vidtpur^ am- 
^kcfor^ diJigo ^ vere amo» 

XV, Sed ad art em rede- 
undum Sane opm nofirum cito 
perficitur^ nam quod calor So- 
l^ in 100. annis coquit in mi- 
nerij terra ad gencrandum 
unum metallwn ( ut [ep'ijjime 
'^jidi') Ignts nofier Jaretm^ id 
efi^ aqua nofira igitea^ fidrhti- 
rea y qutz dicitur Balnmm 
Maria: ^ operatur hrevi tern 


XIII. And in this Bo : 
have therefore written i, 
naked Truth^ altho clotx] 
or difguifed with a tew r 
Icurs 5 ^etlb that every tj 
and wife Man may jAJ 
gather thole defirabsHlE'^ 
pies ef the Helperidi 
this bur Philofopers 

XIV. Wherefore 
be given to the moi 
God_, who has poun 
our Soul of h!Sgoodn< 
through a good old 
ven an almoit infinite 
ber of Years^ has trulj 
our Heart with his Love' 
which ( methinks ) I d 
brace^ cheriili, and truly \j\ 
ail Mankind together. 

XV. But to return 
bufineis. Truly our 
is prelently performt 
that which the heat of the'if 
is an hundred Years in dcig 
of) fo' the Generation of '!i€ 
Mectal in the bowels of S^e 
Earth ; our Secret Fire, ta^ 
is^ oar Fiery and Sulphuru! 
Water, which is called j ' 
neum Mariae^doth (aslbg 
otten ieen ^ in a very 






heEafmefs and Simplicity of this Worh^ 
and of Our Thilofophich^ Fire. 

^T hoc Of us non efi gra- 
4 w laboris illiquifctP 
lUigitj atque non efi ma- 
iliius tam chara ( cum 
quantitas fufficiat ) quod 
ft quis foffit tit ah Of ere 

Quia efi adeo hreve ^ 
^ut merit dicatur cpus 
mm^ & ludus puerorum. 

?■ Age ergo gnaviter, fili 
^■r« Deumj lege ajfidue li- 
liber enim I thrum afe- 
'Ogita ptofunde^ fuge res 
(centes tn igne^ quia ncn 
^ntentum tuum in his re 
^uftihilihus^ fed tantum 

I. TVr^W ^his Operation 
i \l or Work is a thing 
of no great Labour to him 
that knows and underftands 
it; nor is the Matter fodear^. 
(^ confiderihg how Imall a 
quantity does fuffice) that 
it may caufc any Man to 
withdraw his hand from it. 

II. It is indeed a Work fo 
fiiort and eafie, that it may 
well be called a Womans 
Woi k.and the Play of Chil- 

III. Go to then, my Son^ 

put up thy Supplications to 
God Almighty ; be dilligent 
in fearching the Books of the 
Learned in this Science; (for 
one Book openeth another;) 
think and meditate of theie 



in decoBione aqua tua ex lumi- 
naribus extra^^. 

IV. ]^am ex ifia aqua color, 
C^ pndus adducitur ufque ad 
infinitunj^ ^ hac aqua eflfu- 
wus alhuSy qui in corporihus 
ferfeBis 'veluti anima defluit^ 
& eorem nigredinem & im- 
munditiem ah eis fenitus aufert, 
i& corpora in imum confolidat^ 
& ecrum aquam ?nultipUcat, 



^ Mi 

V. Et nihil e^ quod a cor- 
porihus ferfeBis^ id efi^ a Sole 
C^ Luna cclorem pojfit auffere 
nifi Az,Gthy id efi^ nofira aqua 
qua color at ^ ^ album reddtt 
(;orpt{s ruheum fecundum regi- 
mina fua: 


things profoundly ; anlk^o 
void all things whidi vaip 
in, or will not endmeifci 
Fireibecaufe from thofe li 
ftible^perilhing or confut r 
things, you can never a 
to the perfed: matter, wu 
is only found in the digeii 
of your Water, extr^jc 
from Sol and Luna. 

IV. For by this 
Colour and Ponderofit 
Weight, are infinitely 
to the matter ; and tml„j 
ter is a white Vapor, y 5,^,, 
like a Soul, flows thi 
the perfed Bodies, u 
wholly from them I 
blacknefs,and impuritien 
ting the two bodies in r 
and increafing their W 

V. Nor is there any i 
thing than Azoth, toi 
this our Water, whic 
take from the perfe6t 
of Sol and Luna^ thei! 
tural Colour, makin^tl 
red Body white, accoi ir 
to the Difpofition there '. 

VI. Sed loquawur de igni- 
hus. Ignis ergo nofier miner a- 
lis efij aquaUs efi, contlnuus 
eji^ ncn'uaporat^ ntjinimium 

VI. Now let us fpe 
the Fire. Our Fire tl 
Mineial, equal, contiiii 
it fumes not^ unlels it 



ir, defulpbure participate 
\fumitur quam a mate- 

na diruitj folvit^ con- 
calcinate ^ efi arti- 

%d inveniendum. 

U Et compendium fine 
etiam fahem parvO) efi 
)umiduSe vaporofus^ di- 
L alter ans -i penetrans ^ 
fj aereusy non violentus^ 
^rensj circundans^ cen- 

•■«II. Et efi fans aqu^vi- 
\ffa circuit & continet lo^ 
Mutionis Regis ^ Regi- 
m toto opere ignis iHe hu- 
h tih Jujficit^ in pr'mcipio^ 
'fl^ CJ^fine^ quia in ipfo to- 
s cofififiit. 

\L Et efi igvis naturalis^ 

'anatufam^ in naturalis^ 

me adufHone^ & pro ccr- 

J' no efi ignis calidus^ ficcus^ 

^idus^ &frigidus^ cogitate 

P H I U S. 491 

much ftirred up,, partidpates 
of Sulphur, and is taken from 
odier things than from the 
Matter; it over-turns all 
things, difiolves, congeals^ 
and calcines, and is to be 
found out by Art, or after 
an Artificial manner. 

VII. It is a compendious 
thing, gotten without coft 
or charge, or at leaft with^ 
Out any great purchafe ; it 
's humid,vaporous, digeftive, 
altering, penetrating, fub- 
tilc, fpirituous, not violent_, 
jncombuftible, circumfped:- 
ive, continent, and one only 

VIIL It is alfo a Fountain 
of living Water, which cir- 
cumvolveth and contains the 
place in which the King and 
Qiieen bathe chemfelves ; 
through the whole Work 
this moifl Fire is fufficient ; 
in the beginning, middle, 
and end, becaufs in it, the 
whole Art docs confift. 


IX. This is the natural 

which is yet againlt 

Nature, not natural, and 

which bui-ns not ; and laft- 

IVj this Fire is hot, cold, dry^ 


492 S A L M 

fuper hac^ &faclte reBe ahfque 
natura extranea. 

X. Quod fi hos ignes non in- 
telligitisy audite h^ec ex ahftru- 
fioriy d^ occulta antiquorum 
de ignihifs ca-vilatione, nun- 
quam in Uhm hue ufque 


'fit'?; I 



moift; meditate 
things^and proceed 
without any thing 
reign Nature. 

X. If youunder_._ 
thefe Fires, give ear t 

1 have yet to fay^ n 

yet written in any boii 

drawn from the mil " 

ftrufe and occult Rid ^^''^' 


i.i f 
n m 


the Ancients. 



Of the three h^nds of Fires of the Philofi 
in particular. 

I. nr^ RES propne hahemus 

JL ignes ^ fine quihus ars 

^on ferficitur J & qui ahfque 

iHis labor at in unum curas fuf 


II. Primiis^efi lampadisj & 
is cQnt'mmis- eft^ humid us , <va- 
porofiuSj aereusy ^ artificialis 
ad inveniendum. 


WE have p 
three Fires 
out which this our At 
not be perfected , 
ibever works withoj 
takes a great deal of 
in vain. 

II. The Firft Fii 
of the Lamp^ whicl 
tinuous, humid, vi 
Spiritous^ and foun( 




War4 tarn fas ^ebet ejfe 
nata ad claufuram^ & 
tendum eft magna jw 
od non pervemt ad ar- 
ura cervids. 

Tula Jt ignis lamfadis 
\geometrice ^ debit e 
natus^ aut per defe- 
oris ncn ^idebzs figna 
■e dejtgnata, at^ue frte 
wra^ expeBatio aufu- 

^ut pra ardore nimio 
\iri comburmtuf ^ f^ 

uum inique defiehs. 

III. ThisLamp fire ought 
to be proportioned to the 
enclofure ; wherein you 
muft ufe great Judgment^ 
which none can attain to, 
but he that can bend to the 
Icarch thereof. 

IV. ForifthisFIreofthe 
Lamp be not meafured, and 
duly proportioned or fitted 

; fto the Fornace) it will be^ 
! that either for want of heat 
; you will not fee the exped:- 
, ed Signs, in their limited 
times y whereby you will 
lofe your hopes and expe- 
(Slation by a too long delay : 
Or elfe, by reafon of too 
much heat, you will burn 
the Flores Auri, the Golden 
Flowers, and fofoolillily be- 
wail your loft Expence. 

Kundm ignis eft cine- V. The Second Fire is Ig- 

G[uibm "vns reduditur w^ Cinerum^ an Aili heat;, 

e figillatum^ aut poti- \ in which the Veffel herme- 

hr tile fua'vijjimm- qui I tically iealed is recluded, or 

'e temper at lampadis/' hnv'iQd: Or rather, it is that 

•^ualiteryaf, j moft fweet and gentle heat, 

which proceeding from the 

temperate Vapours of the 

Lamp, does equally furround 

your VeffeL 




VL Hie "viokntus non eft, 
m(i nimium excitetur, digerens 
eft, alter ans eft, ex alio corf ore 
quam a materia fumitur^ uni- 
cus eft, eft etiam humidus^ & 
innaturalisy t^r. 

VII. lertiui eft ignis ilk 
naturalis aqu^e noftra, qua 
'vocatur etiam contra naturam^ 
quia eft aqua, ^ nihilominus 
ex auro facit merum fpritum, 
quod ignis communis facere non 

VIII. Hie mineralis efty 
aqualis eft, de fulfhure parti- 
cipaf^ omnia diruit, congelat, 
Johit, ac calcinat, hie eft pe- 
netrans, fubtilisy incomhurens 
d^ eft fens aqua viva in quo 
fe lavant Rex & Regina, que 
indigemus in toto cpere , in 
frineipioy medio ^ ^ fine. 

VI. This Fire IS ^ 
lent or forcing^ oi 
be too much excited 
red up; it is a Fire dij 
alterative^ and take? 
another body than th 
ter ; being but one 
moift alfo J and 

VII. The Third 1 
the natural Fire of oi 
ter, which is alfo cal 
Fire againft nature^ 
it is Water ; and yet 
thelefs^ it makes a me 
rit of Gold^ which m 
Fire is not able to do. 

VIU. This Fire is 
ralj equals and parti 
of Sulphur i it overt 
deitroys, congeals, di 
and calcines ; it is 
ting, fubtil, incomi 
and not burning, a 
fountain of Living 
wherein the K 
Queen bathe t 
whole help we ftam 
ofjthroughthe wholQ 
through thebeginnin; 
die and end. 


p^ li)(ji 




Jliis "uero 


lis, nen^ 


Conjunge ergo in Ugendis 

fhilojophorum, hos tres 

^ froculduhio intel- 

eowm de igmhus non te 

IX. But the other Two 
above-mentioned _, we have 
not always occafion for, but 
only at fome times. 

X. In reading" therefore 
the books of Philoibphers, 
conjoin thefe Three Fires in 
your Judgment^ and with- 
out doubt^ you will under- 
ftand whatever they have 
wrote of them. 



he Colours of Our Philofophkh^ Tin^nrCy 
or Stone. 

rnlload Color es^ am non 
^ ^igrefacit , aealhare 
tfiy cjuia uigredo eft al- 
frincipium^ ^fignum 
Bimisy & alterationis^ 
i corpus penetratum d^ 
;atumjam eft, 

11 Ergo in hacputrefaBicne 
^•' 0c^Ha^ primo appar'^t 

I. TV T O W 

i\ loi 

as to the Co- 
lours, that which 
does not make black cannot 
make white, becauie black- 
nefs is the beginning of 
whitenefi, and a fign of Pu- 
trefadion and Alteration^ 
and that the body is now 
penetrated and mortified. 

II. From the Putrefadion 

therefore in this Water, there 




nigredo^ ficut hr odium fagina- 
turn fiferatum* 

IIT. Secundo terra nigra 
(font mm decoquendo, deal hat tir. 
quia anima horum fupernatat 
ut cremor alhus, & in hiic al- 
hedme un'untur omnes fpritus 
fie quoddefiHo mf tiger e mn^oj- 

IV. Et ideo dealhandus eft 
laton, ^ rumi^endi lihri ne 
corda nofira riimpantury quia 
hac albedo eft lapis perfe^us 
ad album d^ corpus nohik ne- 
cejjltate finis, & ttnBura ah 
hedinis exuberantiffima reflexie- 
nis & fulgtdi Jplendoris, qua 
non recedit a commixto cor- 

V. JSTota ergo hie, quod 
fftrttus non figuntur nifi in aU 
'bo colore y qui tdeo nobilior efi 
ceteris y d^ femptr defiderabi- 
liter expetenda^ cum fit totius 

firfl appears bkcknefijp"" 
unto Broth wherein 
bloody thing is boyled 

III. Secondly y Th( 
Ecirth by a continual^ 
on is whitened J bed 
Soul ot the Two 
ilvims above upon tl 
ter, like wliite Great 
in this only whitenefej 
Spirits are {o unite 
they can never flie oi 

IV. Andthereforel 
ten muft be whitenc 
its leaves unfolded^ %\ 
body broken or opei 
we labour in vain^ fi| 
for the white workj 
body enobled in or 
that end 5 even the '^ 
of a moft exuberani 
and fhining brij 
which never depai 
the body it is once ]^ 

V. Therefore y< 
note here, that th( 
are not fixed, but it 
white Colour,* which is 
noble than the otbei 

r Terra emm nojtra fu- 
in nigrum^ deinde mun- 
in ek'uatione , fofiea 
ita^ nigredo recedit^ ^ 
4ealbatur ^ per it tene- 
'* dominium hum'idum 
7J, tunc et'iam fitmus 
penetrat in corf us novum^ 
irittts (onflrmguntur in 

L At(jue corru?npe7n , 
natum^ & nigrum ex 
lo^ evanefcit^ tunc etiam 
novumrefujcitat clarum^ 
T) ac immortakj ac vi- 


omnwus tmmicis 


31. E^ ficut color agens 
^do generat nigredinem 
)tm color ern, fie decoqmn- 
tmper ^ calor agens in 
generat albedi7tem fecun- 
mcoloremj ^ deinde citri- 

PHIUS. 497 

lours, and is more vehe- 
mently to be dcfired, for 
that it is as it were the Com- 
plement or Perfedionofthe 
whole work, 

VI. For our Earth putii- 
fiesand becomes black, then 
it is purified in lifting up or 
Separatl^; afterwaids be- 
ing dried 'j its blackneis goes 
away from it^ and then it is 
whitened^ and the feminine 
dominion of the darkneiS 
and humidity periiheth ; 
then alio the v/liite Vapor 
penetrates through the new 
Body, and the Spirits are 
bound up or fixed in th^ 

VIL And that which is 
corrupting, deformed and 
black through the moifxurej 
vanifties away \ fb the new 
body rifes again clear^ pure^ 
white, and immortal^ ob- 
taining the Vidory over all 
its Enemies. 

Vill. And as heat work- 
ing upon that which is moiil-, 
caufech or generates black- 
neis, which is the prime or 
firil Colour i fo always by 
deco6lion, more and more 
K k nitatem 


nitatem ^ ruhedincm agms 

in mero fieco^ ^ fatis de colo- 



I heat working upon 
which is dry , beget$ w ic 
nefs, which is the fe(!]{ 
Colour ; and then wor 
upon that which is pij 
and perfectly dry ^ it 
ceth Citrinity and Rec 
Thus much for Colourp^j 

IX. Sciendum igitur nobis 
efi, quod res qu^e hahet caput 
ruheum & album ^ pdes 'vero 
alhos (^ pofiea rubeos, ^ oc- 
culos ajitea ntgros^ hac res tan- 
turn eft magifteritim. 

IX. Wemuftknowt 
fore, that the thing 
has its Head red and 
but its Feet white and 
wards red; and ir?Ey 
fore hand black, that 
things I lay^ is tha 
matter of our Magiiie^ 


Of the perfeSl Bodies^ their PntrefaSlion^ 
ruption^ Digejiion^ and TinBure. 

J. IJ IJl'ohe ergo Solem & 
*-^ Lunam in aqua no- 
fir a dtffolutiva^ qua. tilts efi 
faimliarjs & arnica^ & de eo- 
rum natura frcximaj illifque, 
eft flacab'dis^ (^ tanquam ma- 
trix^ mater ^ Grigo^frincipum^ 
^ finis vita. 

!. "pvTiTolve then So 

JL/ Luna in our 
ving Water, which is 
liar and friendly, afii 
next in nature unto tfl^f i 
and is alfo fweet and 
iant to them, and as it 
a Womb, a Mother 
Original, the beginning 
the end of cheir Life. »'«i;i 

lip. XVII. ARTE PHI us. 


f[f[. Et ideo emendantur in 
kiiqua^ ^^uia natuYa latatur 
uraf ^ natura naturam 
m^etj & "uero matrimonio 

mtur adin'uiitm ^ fiunt 
^natura J unum corpus no- 

'j. refiifcitatum immortak. 

I, Sic otortet conjungsre, 
nguincos^ cum canjangui- 

tunc iflds nattiVte fihi oh- 
P, d^ fe wofccjuuntur adin 
Wj yi ^utrefdciunt ^ gene- 

^ gaudere faciunt^ c^ti'ia 
"a 'per tjaturam regttur 
mam & ami cam* 

^ Nopra igituT acjua {in- 
Oamhin) efi jons pulcber^ 
lus^ ^ clarus^jraparatus 
iffjodopro Rege ^ Kegiva 
\pfe Of time cognojcit^ ^ hi 

■} Nam ipfos ad Je attra* 

II. And that is the very 
Reafon why they are me- 
liorated or amended in this 
Water, becauie like nature 
rejoiceth in like nature , and 
like nature retains like na- 
ture, being joined the one 
to the Gther_, in a true Mar- 
riage, by which they are 
made one Nature, one new 
Body, raifed again from the 
dead, and immortal. 

III. Thus it bohoves you 
to join Confanguinity, or 
famenefs of kind, with lame- 
nels of kind, by which thefe 
natures, will meet and fol- 
low one another, purifie 
themfelves, generate, and 
make one another rejoice y 
for that like nature, now is 
difjpofedby like nature, even 
that which is neareft, and 
moft friendly to it, 

IV. Our Water then'(faith 
Danthin) is the moft beauti^ 
fui, lovely, and cle^r Foun- 
tain, prepared only for the 
King, and Queen, whoni 
it knows very v/ell, and 
they it. 

V. For it attrads them to 

K k 2 hit 

^00 S A L M 

hit S" illi ^^ f^ lavandum in 
tllo fonte remanent duos aut 
tres dtes^ id e^ menfes^ ^ hos 
juvenefcere facit^ & reddit 

VI. Et quia Sol & Luna 
funt ah ilia aqua matre^ ideo 
c-pcrtet ut iterum ingrediantur 
uterum matris^ ut rena[cantur 
denuo^ ^ fiant rohu^iores^ no- 
hilicres & fortiores. 

VII. Id circo nifi hi mcrtui . 
co7JZ!erfl fuerint in aquam^ iffi 
foli manehunt^ & finefruclu^ 
Jz aut em mortui fuerint (^ re- 
foluti in noftra aqua^ fruBum 
csntejimum dahunt^ & ex illo 
loco ex quo 'vidthantur ferdi- 
dijj'e quod erant^ ex illo appare- 
hunt quod antea non erant. 

VI!I. Ct47n Sole ergo & Lu 
va fgatur maximo ingenio ^ 

ON'S m 

its felf, and they abide thi 
in for two or three day 
wit^ two or three montl ) 
to wafti themfelves 
with , whereby they^ 
made young again 

VI. And becaufe Sof 
Luna have their Orii 
from this Water their 
ther ; it is neceffary thd 
fore that they enter ini 
again, to wit, into 
Mothers Womb, that ( 
may be regenerate or 
again, and made n 
healthy, more noblej,i 
more Itrong. 

VII. If therefore theii"' 
not die, and be convi 
into Water, they re: 
alone (or as they were^ 
without Fruit ; but if 
die, and are refolved i 
Water , they bring 
Fruit, an hundred-fold y 
from that very pi 
which they feem'd to _ 
from thence Hiall the^i 
pear to be that which 
were not before. 



VIIL Let therefore! 
Spirit of ow living Watebe 

lap. XVII. 

fh'tMs ac^ua nofira ^viva-^ 
hi in naturam aaute con- 
'/, moriunturj ^ mortuis 
les "videntur^ inde fofiea 
(f-ati "vivunty crefcunt^ ^ 
tifUcantur^ jlcut res omnes 


(with all care and indufiry) 
tixed with Sol and Luna; 
for that they being convert- 
ed into the nature of Water 
become dead^ and appear 
like to the Dead •, from 
whence after wards^ being 
revived, they encreafe and 
multiply, even as do all forts 
of Vegetable Subftances. 

Ki Sufficiat er^o tihi ma- 
'fn fufficienter dijpomre ex- 
tern , qucniam tffa fuffici- 
intrmfecus cferatur ad 

. Hahet enim motum fih'i 
rentem fecundam veram 
^y & verum crdimm me- 
n quam pofflt ah homim 

if. Ideo t ant urn prapara, 
mtura perfaiaty quia nifi 
"a flier it imped it a in con- 
Mnfy non prater ihit motum 
certttm, tarn ad concipi- 
w»f '??3 e^jtiam ad parturiendnm. 

IX. It fuffices then to di- 
fpoie the Matter fufficiently 
without , becaufe that with- 
in, it fufficiently difpoles it 
felffor thePerfedienof its 
own work. 

X. For it hasinitfelf a 
certain and inherent moti- 
on, according to the true 
way and Method, and a 
much better order than it is 
poffible for any Man to in- 
vent or think of. 

XL For this Caufe it is^ 
chat you need only to pre- 
pare the matter. Nature her 
feif alone will perfed it i 
and if ilie be not hindred 
by fome contrary thing, ilie 
will not over-pafs her own 
certain motion, neither ia 
conceiving or generating , 
nor in bringing lorth. 

K k a >''* 





XII. Cave quocirca tan- 
turn [_ pofi materiiS fn^cfara- 
tionemj m igne nimio balne- 
um inandatuVy. Secundo ve 
ffiritus exhalet^ quia laderet 
labor antem, id eft^ cp^rationem 
deftruerety & multas infirnii- 
tates induceretj id eft^ trifti- 
ttas^ ac iras. 

Xlll. Ex jam diBh pa-tef 
hoc axioma^ nempe cum ex 
curfu natura ignorare neceJJ'a 
no conftruBionem metallorumj 
qui ignorat deftruBionem, 

• XIV. opart et ergo conjun- 
gere confis9iguiffeos ^ quia natu 
'••/^ refer tufst fuas confitmles 
natjiras , ^ (e futrefaciendo 
mifce?;tur in jimd^ atqae fe 

X*/. Necejj'e eft ideo hanc 
fogncfcere corrupticnem (j^ ge- 

XII. Whei'sfore 
the preparation of th^ 
tcvy beware orAy^ 1< 
too much heat or fire 
inflame the Bath^, or' 
it too hot. Secondly 
heed^ leii the Spiric ft 
exhafelelt it huits the < 
rator^ to Wit^ leli it def 
the workj and induces! 
infirmities^, as fadnefs^ 
ble^ vexation,, & difcoie 




XIII. From thefe 
which have been ipc 
this Axiom is manitef 
wit^ that he can never \f 
the neceiliry courfe of 
ture in the making or j ^j;^,^ 
rating of Mettals^ w 
ignorant of the way o^ ''^"'. 

XIV. You muft then 
join them together tha ji 
of one conlanguiiiity of ^ 
dred i for like nature ^'^' 
find out and join witlj?! "" 
like natures, and by jp 
fying themfelves,toge*e' 
are mixed together and ^ 
tifie themfeh'es. 

^ XV. It is needflil;||| 
lore to know this Corn'^ 




A K l\b l^ H 1 U b. 


onem, & quemadmodum 
aturoi awpleSiuntur^ & 
antur in igne lento^ quo- 
ftatura latetur natura^ 
atura naturam retineatj 

nvertat m naturam a 


n. Quod ^"Uis ruhificare^ 
t coquere album ifrud in 
tcco continuo donee ruhifi^ 
ut [anguis, qui nihil erit 
, quam aqua ignis ^ & tin • 

VII. Et fic per ignem fii- 

on zndi Generation^ and how 
the natures do embrace one 
another^ and are brought to 
a fixity in a flow or gentle 
fire; how like nature re- 
joiceth with like nature i 
how they retain one another, 
and are converted into a 
wiiite (ubfiftencie. 

XVI. This white fub- 
ftance^ if you will make it 
Red, you muft continually 
decoct it in a dry Fire.till it 
is rubified J or becomes red 
as bloodj v/high is then no* 
thing but water, fire^ and 
the cruq tindlure.- 


'Vill. Quanta ergo magis 

XVIT. Andfobyaconti- 

continuum aneiulatur aU nual dry fire^the whitenefi is 

citrinaUir&acquiritru'\Q\\zx\^z^y removed^ perfe- 

^ colorem verum \ d:ed, made citrine, andftlll 

digeiled till it comes to a 

true red and fixed colour. 

X VIII. And confequenily 
■tur^ magis color atur^ (^ \ by how much more this red 
"i^ura intentioris ruhedinis. ' is decoded in this gentle hea,c 

by {o mnch the more it is 
hsightned in Colour, and 
made a true Tincture of per- 
fect Redncls. 

:IIX. Quxre c^orut ig7xe XIX. Wherefore with ,^ 
:, ^ caktnatione ficca^ abj- dry Fire, and a dry Calci-. 

IL k 4 ^«# 


^i^s humcre comfoptum cocjtiere^ 
donee rnhicundtffimo 'vcftiatur 
colore^ C^ tunc erit ferfe^um 



nation^ (without atiyf 
Iture) you muft deco6fc ^f[ 
Compofitum, till it be} %f 
fted with a moft perfe^i 
Colour^ and then it wi 
the true and perfcdElit u' «' 

CHAP, xviir. 

Oj the Mnhiplication of the Philofoph 


I. W / pfe'^a velis ilium mul- 
^^ ti^Ucare^ cportet iter at o 
ref clever e illud rubeum in no- 
'va aquii djjj'oluti'va, (^ iterate 
coBtone dealhare^ ^ rubificare 
per gradus ignis ^ reiterando 
-primmn regimen. 

I.TVTOW if afcerWi ax^ 
l\l you would mult 

your Tincflure^ you 
again refolve that Red 
new or frelli diffolving 
ter, and then by decod 
firft whiten^ and then r 
fie^it again J by the deg 
of Fire^ reiterating the 
method of operation ia 



II. Solve ^ ^^^^5 reitcraj 
c^audendo^aferiendo^ ^ mtiU 
ti flic undo in quant it ate & qua- 
litate at tuum flacitum. 

III. Quia j)cr nox/am cor- 
nifticncm &gmeraticnem, ite- 
rum introduatur %ovus motus. 


IL DiffoU^e^ coagutatpff 
and reiterate the dofin^af. 
the opening and multiply 
in quantity and quaiit] 
your own plealure. 

III. For by 

ruprion and 

a new vpiij.. 
Gene rati 
there is introduced a iT^ 
Motio;i. • ^' 



Et pc non ^ojfemus adi- 
nem^ ft [tm^er oferari 
us per reiterattemm [olu- 

C^ coagulationis rnedi- 
'ma nojira dtjjoluti'uat 

dijjol'vendo ^ congelan- 

ditJum eH per pmnum 

Et fic ejus njirtiis aug- 
ur ^ multifltcatnr in 
tate & cjualitate ^ it a 
% in prlmo opere receperit 
J in fecundo habebis 
Wn tertio decern millia. 

, Et fic profequetjdo 'ue- 
'ojeBio tua ujque ad infi- 
I, tingendo z/ere ^ perfe- 
fixe^ omnem quantam- 
\'^ quant it at em • 

L Et fic per rem ^uilis 
additur color ^uirtus ^ 

IV. Thus can we never 
find an end^ if we do al- 
ways work by reiterating 
the fame thing over and o- 
ver again^ 'uiz,. by Solu- 
tion and Coagulation , by 
the help of our dilfolving 
Water._, by which we dif- 
folve and congeal^ as we 
have formerly faid^ in the 
beginning of the work. 

V. Thus alfo is the virtue 
thereof increaled and mul- 
tiplied 5 both in quantity 
and quality ; {o that, if af- 
ter the firif courfe of Ope- 
ration you obtain an hun- 
dred-fold; by a fecond 
courfe, ^ou will have a 
thouland-fold ; and by a 
third, ten thoufand-fold in- 

VI. And by perfuing 
your work, your projedion 
will come to infinit}^, tin- 
ging truly and perfedly, 
and fixing the greatefl quan- 
tity how much foever. 

VIL Thus by a thing of 
an eafie or fmall price, you 
have both colour, goodnefe, 
and weight. • 





VIII. Jgms ergo nofter ^ 
A^oth tihi fufficiunt^ ccque, 
cocjtie^ reiterajolve^ gela^ & 
fie ccnt'inua^ ad timm flaci- 
turn nnukiflicando^ quantum 
^olneris^ ^ donee mediema 
tiia fiat fu'ihiUsy ut cera (j^ 
habeat quant it at em ^ & 'vlrtu- 
tem opatam. 

IX. Efi ergo totim oferisfi- 
"ve lafidis lecundl^ nota htne^ 
complement um , ut fumatur 
corpis psrfe^um, quod ponas 
m no fir a aqua in domo 'v'ttrea 
bene claufa & obturata cum 
ceme7ito J n'. aer intret^ aut hu- 
miditas tntroclufa exeat. 

X. In digcfiiojse lenis eoloris 
'veluti balneij 'uel fimi tempe- 
ratijfima^ & cum opens in- 
fia?jtia /iffidiHtur per ignem 
(Mfcr ipjum jerje^Ho dsccBio-, 

XL Quonfque futrefcat ^ 

re/olvMUA tn nto-ru:n. 

VIII. Our Fire then ^ 
Azoth, are fufiicie 
you : Decodj deco 
rate, diffolve^ conge 
continue this courfe^^ 
cording as you pleafe, ij 
tiplying it as you think ^| 
until your Medicine ^ 
fufible as Waxj and 
tained the quantity; 
goodnefi or fixity 
lour you defire. 


IX. 1 his then is t 
pleating of the whol 
of our lecond Stonei 
lerve it vvellj that y 
the perfed Body, and 
it into our vvater in a t 
Vefica or Body well clii 
with Cement, lefl: the 
get in^ or the inclofci .^ 
midity get out. *' ^^' 

X. Keep ic in dige 
in a gentle heat, as it! 
of a balneum, or thip 
temperate Horfe-dung^P"'^'^ 
affiduoufly continue th^ 
peracion or work upori 
fire-, till the decoction^ 
drgeiHon is perfeit. . i'^ ' 

.5|L And keep it 
digeition of a gentle 


:hi XVIII. 

(^.(vetur (^ [uhlimetur per 
L ut mundetur per hoc 
';; nlgredine & tenebns 
lealhetur & fuhtilktur^ 

[. Donee in ultima fuh- 
is puritate deveniat, 
mo 'volatile fiat ^ & aU 
•ddatur inttts ^ extra, 
ultur in aere fine alts 
clamavit ut pofftt ire 
montem^ id eft, fiuptr 
^ [^i^^ ^«^w (pintm 



[I. Tunc continua ignem 
nentem, (^ Jpiritm ille, 

fuhttUs fubftantia cer- 
^& Mer curtly afcendet 
muam^ qua quint a ef- 
eH ni've candidior. 

V". £/■ in continua 
, & fortifica ignem ^ ut 
\J^ir'ituale pcnitus afcen- 

until it be putrified and re- 
iblved into blacknefsj and 
be drawn up and fublimed 
by the water, and is there- 
by cleanfed fi om all black- 
neis and impurity, that ic 
may be white and fubtil. 

XII. Until it comes to 
the ultimate or higheft puri- 
ty of fublimationj and the 
utmoft volatility^ and be 
made white both within 
and without : For the Vul- 
ture flying in the air with- 
out Wings, crys out^ that it 
might get up upon the 
Mountain^ that is upon the 
waters upon which the Spi- 
ritus alhtfs^ or Spirit of white' 
nefs is born. 

XIII. Continue ftill a^ fit- 
ting fire^ and that Spirit, 
which is the fubtil being of 
the Body, and of the Mer- 
cury will afcend upon the 
top of the water, which 
quintelTence is more white 
than the driven Snow. 

XIV. Continue yet ftill, 
and toward the end, en- 
creaie the fire, till the whole 
fpiritual fubfiuance, afcend 
to the top. 




S A L M O N ^S 

XV. Scitote narnque quod 
illudquodefi clarum^ furum^ 
e^ Jpirituaky afcendit in al- 
tum in aha in modum fumi al- 
hi^quod lac Virginis appellatur. 

XV. And know wel 
whatlbever is dear^ 
and fpi ritual^ afcenci , 
to the top of the wi r 
the fubftance of a wbl ''^^ , 
por, which the Philc^ ^^^' 
call their Virgins Mi f^' 



Of Sublimation in particpdar^ and Separi 1^' 
of the pure from the impure* 

I. /^^Vortet ergo ut de terra 
\^ [inc^uiebat SybilU~\ 
exahetur filim Virginis, & 
quint a fab^antia alba foji re- 
furretiionem ek'uetur 'verfus 
cdos^ & in fundo 'vafis , & 
aquee^ remaneat groffiim & 

i}, Vafe de hinc iitfrigida- 
tCy rcpenes in fundo iffius fa- 
ces mgras^ arfas^ & comhu- 
fias, Jeparatas ab f^iritu^ & 
quint acjj'sntia alba^ quas pro- 

I. TT ought to be thei 

^ (as one of the. S*^ ^ 
faid) that the Son o ^f; 
Virgin be exalted fron '■ ^ 
Earthy and that the ^ «^'«" 
Quinteffence after its ; » m: 
our of the dead Eattb f,^ 
raifed up towards Hd 'M 
the grols and thick rof «< 
mg in the bottom oi 
VelTel and of the Wat 

11. Afterwards the-^| 
being cooled_, yon wil 
in the bottom the 
Faeces, fcorcht and 
which leparate fror 
Spirit and Qaintsffei 


Whitenefs, and caft them 



In bjs tern 
fv'ivum plait ex 

ufer terram ne^ — _, 
catur ardent um "vh 
aere juhlimatwm^ ex 

aqua vi[coJa» munda^ 

Qua eft "Vera tinBura 
ah omnif^ce nigra^ 
r nofirum regit ur cum 
)firaj furificatur^ (^ 
we decoratur. 

lua dealhatio non ft 
Bione^ & aqua coa- 
e. Decoque ergo con^ 
ahlue nigredinem a la- 
on manUy Jed lafide^ 
te^ five aqua Mercuric 
;a jecunda^ qua efi ve- 

Nam non manihrn fit 

aratio ptri ah impuroy 

natura fola^ circula- 

l.prfeclionem operan- 

III. Then will the Argent 
vive fall down from our 
Air or Spirit, upon the new 
Earth,, which is called Ar- 
gent vive fublimcd by the 
Air or Spirit^ whereof is 
made a vifcous Water^ pure 
and white. 

IV. This Water is the true 
Tindure fep^rated from all 
its black Farces^ and our 
Brafs or Latten is prepared 
with our Water^ purified, 
and brought to a white Co- 

V. Which white Colour 
is not obtained but by de- 
codioni and coagulation of 
the Water : Decod there- 
fore continually, wafh away 
the Blacknefs from the Lat- 
ten, not with your Hands, 
but with the Stone, or the 
Fire, or our fecond Mer- 
curial Water, which is the 
true Tindure. 

VI. This feparation of the 
pure from the impure is not 
done with hands; but Na- 
ture her felf does it, and 


^lo SAL MUM '5 

do^ "vere ferficit. 


VIL 'Ergo patet ^uod hac 
ampfit'to non efi manualts o- 
feratio^ Jed naturarum muta- 
tlo^ quia nature [eipfam dif- 
foluit &• cofulat^ feipjamjuh- 
limat ele'uatj & alkefctt^ fe- 
faratis fa;cihus. 

VIII. Et in tali [ublima- 
tione conJ4inguntHr partes fuh- 
tiliores magis fur^ ^ eJI'enti- 
ales^ quia natura ignea cum 
elevat fartes fukiiioreSy ma- 
gis fur as femfer elevat^ ergo 
dimtttit grojjiores. 

IXi §luare cportet igne me- 
diocrt continuo in ^apore jub- 
limare, ut injpretur ab aere 
& polfit viuere. 

X. l^am omnium rerum 

natura^ 'vitam ex aeris injpi- 
ratio7terecipitj fie etiam totum 
tnagifterium noBrum confi^it 
in vapor ep' aqua [ublimat tone. 


brings It to perfe(flionf 
circular Operation. 

VII. It appears t 
this Comporition ii 
work of the Hands; 

change of the Natu 
eafcife Nature diifoli 
joynsit felf^ fubli 
lifts it felf up, and 
white^ being leparatQl 
the Faces. 

VIIL Andinfuchi! 
mation, the more 1 
pure, and effential par i 
conjoyned ; for that / 
the fiery nature or pro;i 
lifts up the- fubtil par, 
feparates alwaies th©| 
pure, leaving the gn 

IX. Wherefore yi 
ought to be a gentle 
continual Vapour ,a 
which you fublime^ 
the matter may be' 
with Spirit from 
and live. 

X. For naturally al! 
take Life from the 
thing of the Air ^ and 
our Magiftcry reccivi 
the Vapour or Spirit, b^^ 







fublimatlon of the Wa'cer. 

\Opcrtet igitur as no- 
\tr gradm ignis ek'vari^ 
ti per fe fine "violentm 
\t llbere^ ■ ideoc^ue nifi 
Igne & aqua diruatttr^ 
tUetar quofque afcendat 
\tuSj aut ut cirgentum 

fcandenSj 'vel etiam 
\na alba a co7'fore fepa- 
\jr in jfirittium Jutli- 

del at a ^ nihil fit. 

/ Uo tamen afcendente, 

najcituYj d^ in a ere 

ir, fit que "vita cum "vi- 

omnino fpirituale c^ 


I. Etficin taUregimi- 
*«f fit jptritm de juhtili 
S &* fipintm incorpora- 
m-corpore, (^ fit tmum 
) ^ in tali [ublimatio- 
tjunclione^ & ekvafto- 
ia fiunt alba. 

XT. Our Bfafs or Laten 
therij is to be made to a- 
fcend by the degrees of Fire^ 
but ot its own accord, free- 
ly^ aand without violence ; 
except the body therefore 
be by the Fire and the Wa- 
ter broken^ or diiTolvedj 
and attenuated, untiljt a- 
fcends as a Spirit, or climbs 
Uke Argent vive, or rather 
as the white Soulj feparated 
from the Body, and by fu- 
blimatlon delated or brought 
into a Spirit, nothing is or 
can be done. 

Xn. But when it afcends 
on high, it is born in the 
Air or spirit, and is changed 
into spirit ; and becomes 
Life with Life^ being only 
Spiritual and Incorruptible, 

XIIT. AndbyfuchanO- 
peration it is, that the Body 
IS made Spirit, of a fubtil 
nature, and the Spirit is in- 
corporated w^ith the JSody, 
and made one with it • and 
by fuch a fublimation, con- 
jundion, and raifmg up, the 
whole, both ^ody and 5pi- 
rit are made white. 



S A L M O N'S 




Of Digejiiottj SuhlimatioHj and Separati ^M 
the Bodies^ for the perfeBion of the W\ 

I. 'Tj^go 7iecejjaria efi hac 

Juhl'tmat'io phtlofophi 
ca^ (^ naturalise c^u^e compo- 
mt facem inter corpm e^ fp- 
rttum^ quod efi impojfihile ali- 
ter fieri, nifi in has partes fe- 

II, Jdcirco oportet utrum^ue 

Juhlimare tit purum afcendat^ 

^ impurum^ ^ terrenofum 

defcendat^ in turbatione marts 


IIL Quare oportet decoquere 
continuo^ ut ad fuhtilem de~ 
ducatur naturam^ e^ quouj- 
que corpm afifumat ^ attrahat 
animam albdm Mercurialcm^ 
quam retinet naturaliter^ nee 
demit tit earn d fe feparari^ 
^uia fihi compar efi th pro- 
pnquitatQ nature primt^ , 


I. npHIS Philofo 

X and Natural 
mation therefore is tm, i2' 
ry, which makes pe^ 
tween for fixes) the 
and Spirit^ which is i 
fible to be done othc fc 
than in the feparari 
thefe parts. 

II. Therefore it b 
you to fublime both 
the pure may afcend 
the impure and earth 
defcend, or be lefc 
torn, in the perplexitj mn 
troubled Sea. . if^ri 



III. And for this 
muft be, continually 
ed^ that it may be 
to a fubtil property] 
the Body may airura«| 
draw to it lelf the 
Mercurial Soul, wl 
naturally holds, and! 
not to be leparated frl[,|;, 




Ex his ofortet per de- 
em fefarationem exerce- 
nihil de pnguedine am 
mamat quod non fuerit 
4m ^ exalt at um in fu- 
Iparte^ d^ fie utrumque 
fuBum ad aqualitatem 
\m^ ^ ad fimflicem ah 

Vultur ergo volans per 
e^ Bufo gradiens per 
, eft magifter'mm. 

Ideo quando feparahis 
ah aqua^ id efi^ ah ig' 
fuhttle ah ff'tjjb. jua- 
mm magno ingenio^ a- 
a terra in ccelum quod 
\inrum, d^ defcendet in 
qmd erit tmpurum» 

Et re CI f let fuhtilior 
[uftriori kco naturam 

becr-^ife it is like to it in the 
nereneis of the firft, pure, 
and fimple nature. 

IV. From thefe things it is 
neceffary to make a repara- 
tion by Decodion^ till no 
more remains of the purity 
of the 5oul, which is not 
afcended and exalted to the 
higher part^ whereby they 
will both be reduced to an 
equality of Properties , and 
a fimpIe or pure Whitenels. 

V. The Vulture flying 
through the Air^ and the 
Toad creeping upon the 
Ground J are the Emblems 
of our Magiftery. 

VI. When therefore gent- 
ly and with much care, you 
ieparate the Earth from the 
Water, that is^ from the 
Fire, and the thin from the 
thick, then that which is 
pure will ieparate it felf 
from the Earthy andafccnd 
to the upper part, as it were 
into Heaven, and the im- 
pure will defcend beneath, 
as to the Earth, 

VII. And the more fub- 
til part in the fuperior place^ 

LI ffiz 


S A L M O N'S 

ffiritus^ in inferiori vero ndr 
turam cor^ork terreL 

VIII. ^are elevetur per 
talem cporationem natura alba 
cum [ubtiliori farte corforis^ 
reliefs foscihus^ quod ft brevi 

IX. Nam anima cumfua 
adjuvatur focia^ & fer earn 

X. Mater (inquit corpm) 
megemit^ & pr me gignitur 
ipfa^ poflquam autem ab ea 
accept 'volatum, ipfa meliori 
modo quo potefi fit pia fovens 
d^ nutriens filium^ quern ge- 
fjuit, donee ad fiat urn devene- 
tit ferfei}um. 

will take upon it the n| 
of a Spirit^ and that 
lower place, the'natii^i 
an earthy body. I 

VIIL Wherefore 1^ 
white property, witJi 
more iabtil parts of 
dy, be by this Oper^ 
madetoafcend^ ieavid 
fxces behind^, which isj 
in a fliort time. 

IX. For the Soul is, 
by her aflbciate andfd 
and perfeded by it 

It (II 

X. My Mother ( 
the Body) has begotto 
and by me, flie her 
begotten : now after! 
taken from her her 
flie^afteran admirable 
ner becomes kind, noi "^^^ 
ing and cheriiliing the 
whom fhe has begottfl 
he conies to be of an 
perfe^ Age. 







; ,C H A p. XXL 

■ the Secret Operation of the Water and Spi 
I rit upon the Body. 

XJdl hoc fecretumxCti- 

(iodi cor^m in aqua 

Mercurialij qucufque 

idat cum anima alba^ ^ 

\um ,d fcendat ad tmum^ 

'vocatur terra refidua. 

, Tunc "videhis aquam co 
vre feiffam cum fuo cor- 

C^ ratm eris [cientiam 
eram^ quia cer^m [i4um 
\lat humorem in ficcum^ 
^oagulum agni^ lac coa- 

in cafeum. 

Et fie fjiritus fenetra- 

ffusy c^ commtxtio fiet 

inima^ ^ corpmMtra- 

fiH humorem fuum^ id 

^mimam alham^ quern' 

w iumMagnesferrum^frcp- 

■ turafud^frofinquitatem^ 

turam a^idam^ & tunc 

contimt alterum. 



I. EJTEar now this Secret : 
* "*- keep the Body in 
our Mercurial Water, till ic 
alcends with the white Soul, 
and the earthy part dcfcends 
to the bottom, which is cal- 
led the reliding^Earth. 

II. Then youfhall fee the 
Water to coagulate it lelf 
with itsBody^and beaffured 
that the Art is true; becaufe 
the 5ody coagulates the 
moifture into drynefs^like as 
the Rennet of aLamb orGalf 
turns Milk into Cheele. 

Ill.ln the lame manner the 
Spirit penetrates the body, 
and is perfedly commixed 
withitinitsfmalleft Atoms, 
and the body draws to irs 
lelf his moifture^ to wic^ its 
white as the Load- 
ft©ne draws Jrcn^becaufe of 
the nearneis and likenels of 
its nature ; and then the cn3 
contains the other, 

L I 2 IV . 


iV. Et h^ec efi [uhUmaHo 
^ coagulatio noBra, omne 'vo- 
latile nttnens^ <^ua facit fu- 



V. Ergo hac comfojitio non 
efi manualis operation led [ut 
dixf] naturarum mutatio^ ^ 
earum frtgidi cum calido, ^ 
htimidi cum ficco admirahilis 
connexio : Calidum emm mifce- 
turfngtdo^ ^ ficcum humido. 

SALMON'S ^ib.]l^ 

IVi And this is our % 
blimation and Coagulati4jii 
which retaineth every, iL 
latile thing, making itK 
for ever. ^ ' 

V. This Gompofit 
then^ is not a mechan 
thing, or a work of^^ 
Hands, but fas I have fi '!f; 
a changing of Natures li''''' 
a wonderful conne<aifli 
their cold with hotj and 
moift with the dry: t 
alio is mixed with 
. and the dry with the 

VI. Hoc it'tam modo fit ■ 
wixtio^ ^ conjunct to corporis 
^ Jp'trittiSj qua 'vocattir con- 
'uerfio naturarum contraria- 
rum^ quia in tali dijjolutlene ; 
& fuhUmationefpiritm conver- 
titur in corfm^ & corfm in 

VIL Sic etiam mixta^& in 
unum redaBa je in^vicem^uer- 
tunt \ nam corpus incorporat 
fpiritum^ fpiritus "uero, corpm 
'vertit in (piritum tin^um & 

VI. By this means 
made the mixtion 
conjunction of bod^ 
fpirit^ which is called 
verfion of contrary Nal 
becaufe by fuch a 
lution and lublimatiori 
fpiritis converted int 
dy ^and the body into a^ 

VIL So that the 
being mingled togeth( 
reduced into one^ doi 
one another : and 
Body corporifies the 
or changes it into a 
So alfo does the Spii 
vert the Body into 
ing and white Spirit,| 





in. Quare ultima 'vice 
'■iam~] deco^iie _ in nofira 

alba^ id efi^ in Mercu- 
donee fclvatur in nigredi" 

deinde fer deeo^ionem 
vuam privahitur a fua 
dine, ^ corpus fie fslw 
■andem afcendit cum anl- 


Et tunc unum alteri 
nfietur^ d^ je ample- 
ur, fie (^uod non fotuerunt 
v'lcem ambitus fie^arari^ 
nc cum realt concordkintiti. 
fipritus cum corpore ^ 
unum fertnanens. 

Et hj^c efi folntio corpo 

^ coagulatio fiprttm qu^^ 

y d^ eandem babent ope- 


Qui erzo navent duc^- 
fagnantem ] acere^ msm- 
j'j putrefacere, gensrare. 
s 'vi'ulficare^ lumen al- 
I inducere^ d^• mundars 
rem a niz^sdine, €7' te- 

VIII. Wherefore (as the 
laft time I lay) decod the 
body in our white water, 
"uiz,. Mercury y till it is diffol- 
vedinto blacknefs^ and then 
by a continual decodion, 
let it be deprived of the 
fame blacknefi, and the 
body fo diffolved, will at 
length afcend or rife with a 
white Soul. 

IX. And then tlie one 
will be mixed with the o- 
ther, and ib embrace one 
another, that it {hall not be 
poffiple any more to lepa- 
rate them^ but the Spirit 
(with a real agreement j 
will be united with the bo- 
dy^ and make one perma- 
nent or fixed fubfrance. 

X. And this is the foluti- 
on of the Body, and coa- 
gulation of the Spirit which 
have one and the lame ops- 


XI. V7hofo therefore 
knows how to conjoyn the 
principles^ or dired- the 
work, to impregnate^ to 
mortifie, to putrifie, to ge- 
nerate^ to quicken the Spe- 
L 1 3 nehrk. 



nehrts^ c/uoufque igne furgetur^ 
& coloretur, & a maculis ul- 
timzsfurificeturj adeo major is 
dignitatis er'it pojjejjor^ ut Re- 
gcs cum ^cnercntur. 

Lib. I] 

cies, to make white^ 
clean (e the Vulture fron:^ 
blacknsis and darknefs,^ 
he is purged by the 
and tinged, and puni 
from all his fpots, {hall 
poffeflbr of a treafiirc 
great^that even Kings the 
lelves ihall venerate him. 


Of the Signs of the end 

L ' C^ Uare mane at corfm in 
^^^ aqua denec folvatur 
in ftih'erem no'vum^ in fundo 
'vafis dt aqua, qui dicitm ci- 
nis mger^ & hac efi ccrraftio 
cor for is qu^e 'vocatur afafttn* 
tihfts Saturnifs^ Qy£s^ Vkimh 
um fhilofcfhoYum^ & Tulvis 

IT, Et in tjli putrefaBione^ 
e^' refolutlone corporis trtafgna 

of the fVor\^ and l 

I. X /TTHere fore let c 
V V body remain 
che water till it is diffolv 
into a lubtil powder in t 
bottom of the velTel 
the water, v^hich is call 
the black Afhes: Thisist 
Corruption of the Bo« 
which is called by Philol 
phei s or Wile Men, Sat 
nnsj ty£s^ Tlumhum Phi '^C' 
fophorum^ ir Puluis difcon 



Saturn, Latt( ^'-^ 
the lead of t ««'^ 

Philoibphers, the diiguif 

II. And in this putrefa 
on and refolution of the b 



Cap. AXli. A K T K P H I U S. 5-19 

ftfwent, [cilicet color niger^ dy^ three figns appear^ viz,. 

Ji mtintiitas ^artium, ^ 0- 
hfcetidm ijui ajjimilatur o- 
dc [etulchrsrum. 

[I. Efl igitur tile cms de 
ijiiMofofhi tanta dixere^qui 
in feriori parte %)afis reman- 

quern non dthemus 'vilt 

^f. In eo en'tm efi Diadema 
ti's^ ^ Argent um vizfum 
am, immundum a quo ni- 
ints debet fieri furgatio^ 
^ndo continuo m nofira 
I donee elevetur furfum in 
m color em, qui 'vacatur 
vr^ ^Vullus Hermogenis, 

', Quia qui terram ruheam 
grot O' albamreddtt ,. ha 
magifterium^ ut etiam ille 
Kcidit %}ivumy d^ rejufci- 

I. Dealbaerzonizrum,^ 
ac album J ut jerficias g- 

a black color^ a diicontinui- 
ty of parts, and a ftinking 
fmell^ not muchunfike to 
the fmell of a Vault where 
dead Bodies are buried. 

III. TheleAfhes then are 
thofe of which the Phijo- 
fophers have fpoken lb 
much, which remained in 
the lower part of the Veflel, 
which we ought not to un- 
dervalue or delpife. 

IV. In them is the Royal 
Diadem, and the black and 
unclean A.rgQntVi've, which 
ought to be cleanfed from 
its blacknefs, by a continu- 
al digedion in our water, 
till it be elevated above in a 
white Colour, which is call- 
ed the Gander, and the 
Bird of Hermes. 

V. He therefore tha^ 
maketh the red Earth black, 
and then renders it white, 
has obtained the Magiftery ; 
lb alfo he who kills the liv^ 
ing, and revives the dead, 

VI. Therefore make the 
black white, and the wMte 
bl ick, and you perfed the 
Work, Ll4 Y\U 


S A L M O »r^ fif 

Lib. 1 

VII. Et cum "uideris albe- \ • VII. And when you 

dinem affarere "ueram^ qua i the true whitenefs appe 


fykndet ficut oladim denuda-' 

uod rubo 

r m 1 

tits, \ctas qk 
albedine eji cccultus. 

VIII. Ex tunc mn opcrtet 
illam alhedinem extrahere.fed 
coqmretantum^ ut cUm ficci- 
tatCy (^ cahdttate fiiper'veniat 
citrinitas^ ^ ruhedo fulgen- 

IX. Quam cum ^Ideris 
cum tremore max'imo lau~ 
dahk Deum optimum maxi- 
wum, qui cui "vuk fapien- 
tiam dat^ ^ pr confequens 
di^itias. ^ fecundum ini- 
quitates eriplt^ ac in fenfe-^ 
ttmm fubtra'hiP^ detriidando' 
tn fer'vltt^em inimkorum , 
ad lam^ (^ gloria^ in [acuta 
j/eculoTHm. Amen, 

wnicb fhineth like a 
Sword, (or poliilied 
know that in chat whitj 
there isrednefs hidden.; 

■, • '■ , • ■ '.," .Ti 

Vlii. But then 

that you take not ,t| 
whitenefs out of the V( 
but only digeft it to^*] 
end, that with heat 
drynefs it may affume 
trine colour_, and a 
beatiful rednefsi 

IX. Which when yottj 
with great fear and 
bling^ render Praife 
Thankfgiving to the 
great and good God, 
gives Wifdom and Rl 
to whom foever he 
les: And according 
wickednefs of a perfon, 
them away^ and withd 
them for ever again, dc 
fing him even to the bot 
ofHelK Tohim,lfay 
moil Wife and Almi 
God^ be Glory to the 
of Ages. Amen. 

I'he E?td of Arteph'ms Longa:vus. 

pi TLAMMEUS* Hierqplqp hicks. TAB, I 

lib. J. ch, Z7' sect* (f: ch^ zp, sect,i. z, to 

J» 1? 

TLAMM:EL'S ' meroghiphich. TAB. IL 

ELAMMEL'S ffieroflyphwks . TAB. III. 



TLAMME L'S ' HterojI^pkiSks . TAB 



F L A M M E L. 


Nichfflai Flammel Hierogly^hica. 

Hieroglyphicks of 'Nicholas Flammel y 
ewly Tranflated into Englijh^znd Claufed, 
•y William Salmon ^VrokiJor of Phyfick. 

chap: XXIII, 

beginning of Flammel' j" Booky which is 
the Peroration of the Whole. 


He Lord God of 
my LifCj who 
exalts the hum- 
n Spirit out of the mofl: 
St duft^ and makes the 
ts of fuch as hope in 
to rejoyce^ be Eternal- 

Who of his own Grace 

als to the believing Soul, 

iprings of his bf>unty, 

ftibj'jgates under their 

I the Crowns ofa 11 Earth- 

iclicities and Glories. 

lI. Ir^ him (I fayj 1st 
ilways put our Confi- 

dence •, in his fear let us 
place Our happinefs : and 
in his mercy the hope and 
Glory of the reftoration of 
our fallen ftace. 

IV. And in our Sj^pplica- 
tions to him let us demon- 
ftrace^ or ilisw forth, a faith 
unfeigned and ftable, an a(^ 
furance, that lliall not for 
ever be fhaken. 

V. And thonP Lord God 
Almighty^ as thou out of thy 
infinite and moli defirable 
Goodnefs hafb condefcend- 
ed to open the Earthy and 





unlock thy Treafures unto 
me^ thy poor and unworthy 
Servant, and haft given into 
my poiiellion the Fountains 
and Well-Springs of all the 
Trealures and Riches of this 

VL So O Lord God, out 
of thine abundant kindnefs 
extend thy mercies unto me, 
that when I ihall ceafe to be 
any longer in the Land of 
the Living, thou maift open 
imto me the Caleftial Rich- 
csjthe Divine Treafures, and 
give me a part or portion in 
the Heavenly Inheritance 
for ever* 

VIL Where I may^^ 
hold thy Divine Glory; i| 
the fulncls of thy Heavi- 
ly Majefty, a Pleafure ) 
Ineffable, and a Joy d 
Raviiliing, which no M 
tal Man can exprefe 

VIIL This I entreaf tki 
thee 4 O Lord , for 
Lord Jefiis Chrift 
well-beloved Son's fi 
who in the Unicy o£: 
Holy Spirit, liveth ^ 
thee World without 


or II 





jr Of! 

The Explication of the Hieroglyphic^ Fign Aii^ 
f laced by me Nicholas Flammel, Scriveiq ^^^ 
in the Chnrch-yard of the Innocent Sy in] 
fourth Arch entring by the Great Gate |^^ 
Dc^nnis-ftreet, on the right hand: An 
the Boo\ of Abraham the Jew. 

1. T Nicholas Flammel^ScY\-\ fir cet^ near ^,James^ 
X vener^ living in Vans \ Bouchery, though I \{ 
A'rtno 1599. in the Notary- [ not much Latin, becaul 


Iwmefs and meannefi 

Parents,who notwith- 
|ng were (by rhem that 

ni.t mOil) accounted 
[i: and good People. 


Yet by the Blefling of 
lod I have not wanted an 
idt (landing of the Books 
; a PhiloibpherSj but 
and them_, and attained 
a irtain kind of know- 
dg even of their hidden 


•■For which caufe (ake^ 
■liall not any moment 
I' life pafi, wherein re- 
m ring this fo vaft a good, 
w not upon my bare 
fif the place will per 
or otherwife in my 
with all the intirenels 
''Aifedions, render 
to this my moil Good 
racious God. 

Who never forfakes 
ighceous Generation} 
fers the Children cr 
t to beg their Bread, 
ceives their Expecta- 
nt fupperrs them with 
gSj vvlio put their 
trufl in hiin. 

V. After the Deceafe of 

my Parents, I Nicholas Flam- 
mel ^got my living by the 
Art of Writing, Ingroffing 
Inventories, making up Ac- 
counts, keeping of Books, 
and the like. 

VI. In this courfe of living 
there fell by chance into my 
hands a Guilded Book, very 
old and large, (which cofl 
me only the Sum of two. 
Florens. which was about 
6 J. 8 ^. formerly, now i o s. 

Vil. It was not made of 

Taper or Parchment^ as other 
Books be, but of admirable 
RtJides (as it feemed to mc) 
of young Trees. The Co- 
ver of it was of Brafs ; it 
was^well bound, and graven 
all over with flrange kind of 
Letters, which I take to be 
Greek Characters ^ or (onz^ 
fuch like. 

VIII. This I know, that I 
could not read them, nor 
v/e;e they either Latin or 
French Letters or Words, Oj: 
vv'hich I undeiftand' fcme- 


S A L M O N'S 


IX. But as to the matter 
which was written within^ 
it was engraven (as I fup- 
pofej with an Iron Pencil or 
Graver upon the laid Barke 
Leaves^'-) done^ admirably 
weil^ and in fair and neat 
Latin LeUers^ and curioufly 

X. It contained thrice 
feven Leaves, for fo they 
were numbred in the top ot 
each Folw , and every fe- 
venth leaf was without any 
writing j but in place there- 
of, there were feveral Ima 
ges or Figures painted. 

XL Upon the firfl fe- 
vench Leaf, was depided, 
I. A Virgin, 2. Serpents fwal- 
lowing her t^p On the fecond 
ievench, A Serpent Crucified. 
And en the lair feventh, A 
Dcjart or Wtldernefs : in midil 
whereof was feen many tair 
FoLinrains_, from whence if- 
iuod Oat a nujiiber of Ser- 
pents here and there. 

XIL Upon the firftofrhe 
Lc.ives was v/ritten in Capi- 
nil Letters of Gold, A.bra- 
,icun the Jew^ frince^ Friefi^ 

Levite,, Afircloger and-'^ 
fopbor^ to the Nation 
Jews, difperfed by the 
of God in France, "{ 



Xm. After which 1 
it was filled with manyliall! 
ecrations and Curfes, 'ii rf. 1; 
this word MARAl inwc 
T H A, (which was of of Mi 
peated j againft any on^ jmig 
fhould look into it to uj |pgiie( 
it, except he were % fr;k 
'Prie^ or Scrihe, i jors, 

XIV. The perfon^^ li 
fold me this Book, wi 
noiant of its worthy as| [jj^ 
as I who bought it : I^byi 

it might have been 
froni Ibme of the jf< 
Nation, or elfe foul* 
feme place where th^- 
ciently abode. 

XV. In the fecond 
of the Book, he confol 
his Nation, and gavet 
pious Coiincel, to turn 
their Wicked neis andJ.J,^ 
ways, but above all tof 
from Idolatry^ and to w; 
Patience for the corasil 
the Mefliah, who co: 
in:> all the Kines' ai 








:es of the Earthy fhould 
in Glory with his peo- 
p Eternity. Without 
:, this was a very Pi- 
Ife, and Underftand- 

Dexterity and Workman- 

1. In the third Leaf^ 
li\ all the writing that 

^cdj he taught them 
lin words the tranfmu- 

of Metals^ to the end 
fie might help 3\nd aflift 

[perfed peoplCj to pay 

\irihutes to the Roman 

Isrors^ and fome other 

s not needful here to be 


i^JI, He painted the 
|:ls by the fides or mar- 
»f the Leaves, and dif- 
•ed all the Colours as 
ftiould arile or appear, 
all the reft of the 

Will. But of the Vrima 
Ha^ or firft matter or 
itjhe Ipake not lb much 
le word: but only he 
them, that \nt\iQ, fourth 
ifth LeaveSj he had en - 
painted or decypher'd 
d depided or figu 

XIX. Now though it 
was fingularly well, and 
materially or intelligibly fi- 
gured and painted, yet by 
that could no Man ever- 
have been able to underftand 
it^. without having been well 
skiird in their Cabala^which 
is a feries of old Traditions^ 
and alfo to have well ft udied 
their Books.. 

. XX. The fourth and fifth 
Leaf thereof was without 
any writing, but full of fair 
Figures bright and lliining^, 
or as it were eniightned,and 
very exquifitely depicted. 

XXr. Firft, there was a 
Teung Man painted^ with 
Wings at his Ancles^ having 
in his hand a Caduci:ean Rod^ 
writhen about with two Ser- 
fents^ wherewith he ftroke 
upon an Helmet covered with 
its Head. 



XXn. Thisfeemed in my 

mean apprehenfion, to be 

one of the Heathen Gods, 

"vix^. Mercury : Againft him 

admirable I there came running and fiy- 



iiig with open Wings^ a 
great Old Man^ with an 
Hoar-glais fixed upon his 
Head, and a Sithe in his 
hands like Death, with 
which he would (as it were 
in Indignation) have cut off 
the Feet of Mercury. 

XXIII. On the other fide 
of the fourth Leaf, he pain- 
ted a fair Flower on the top 
of a 'uery high Mountain^ 
which was very much flia- 
ken with the North Wind. 
Its foot Stalk was blue^ its 
Flowers white and red, and 
its Leaves fhining like fine 
Gold ; and round about it 
the Dragons and Griffins of 
the North made their Nefts 
and Habitations. 

XXIV. On the fifth Leaf 
was a fair Rofe-tree flowered^ 
in the midft of a Garden, 
growing up againft a hollow 
Oak, at the foot whereof 
bubled forth a Fountain of 
pure white water, which 
ran headlong down into the 
depths below. 


XXV. Yet it paffed 
through the hands of a great 

number of people, who 
ged in the Earth feekir 
ter it : but by reafon of 
blindneis, none of i| 
knew it, except a very 
who confidred its weig 

XXVI. On the \d 
of the fifth Leaf^ was 
ded a King with a Fan 
who caufed his Soldi 
flay before him, mati 
fants^ the Mothers ftai 
by and weeping at th 
of their Murtherers. 


XXVIL Thefe It 

blood, being gathere mis 
by other Soldiers wa 
into a great Veffelwh 
Sol and Luna came to 

St it 
XXVIIL And be 
this Hiftory feemed tor 
fsnt the deftrudion o 
Innocents by Herod^ anc 
f learned the chiefeft p 
the Art in this Book ; 
fore I placed in 
Church-yard thefe 
glyphick Figures, of 
Learning, Thus have 
chat which was contair 
the firft five Leaves. . 








k Pilgrimage into Spain, and meeting with 
Jewifli Prieji^ who in part Interpreted 
he faid BooJ^ to him. 

I S for what was in all 

Ijl the reft of the writ- 

la -eaves^ which was wrote 

: i x)d and intelligible La- 

Hiuft conceal, left God 

offended wich me^ 

Ii d fend his Plagues and 

inents upon me: Ii 

d d be a wickednefs much 

[jer, than hewhowiilit 

i ill Men in the World 

:)Ut one Head^ that he 

t cut it oif at one blow. 

Having thus obtained 

delicate and pretious 

' ) I did nothing elfe^ 

land nightj but ftudj^ 

(;il I it; conceiving very 
all the Operations it 

; HfiCd forthj but wholly 
rant of the P