Hermippus redivivus: or, The sage's triumph over old age and te grave, wherein, a method is laid down for prolonging the life and vigour of man. Including a commentary upon an antient inscription, in which this great secret is revealed ... London: Printed for J. Nourse ... (Google eBook)

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Priv. print., 1885 - Hygiene
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Page 52 - Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.
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Page 58 - Hermippus Redivivus ; or, the sage's triumph over old age and the grave. Wherein a method is laid down for prolonging -the life and vigour of man. Including a commentary upon an ancient inscription, in which this great secret is revealed ; supported by numerous authorities. The whole interspersed with a great variety of remarkable and well-attested relations.
Page 113 - The first was, that he had a small collection of fine pictures, which he readily shewed to any body that desired it; the next, that he was perfectly versed in all arts and sciences, and spoke on every subject with such readiness and sagacity, as astonished all who heard him; and it was in the third place observed, that he never wrote or received any letter; never desired any credit, or made use of bills of exchange, but paid for everything in ready money, and lived decently, though not in splendour.
Page 114 - Illuminated," but that, by the time they discover it, they have ceased to desire its uses, being far above them ; and as to life for centuries, being wishful for other things, they decline availing themselves of it. He adds, that the adepts are obliged to conceal themselves for the sake of safety, because they would be abandoned in the consolations of the intercourse of this world (if they were...
Page 108 - Dignities, which makes him less malevolent j the Moon is in conjunction with Venus and Mercury, in his little House of Predilection, to ten Degrees of the Sun out of Combustion, and enlightened by his Rays, gives a Superiority of Genius in the most difficult and most important Enterprises, which his being in Quartile with Mars, is not capable to abate. The Nativity of Lewis XIV. was figured in the Middle of the Medal, by a rising Sun, the King is placed in the Chariot of that glorious Planet of which...
Page 121 - ... January, 1382, he made projection on a large quantity of mercury, which he changed into fine silver, and on the 25th of April following, he transmuted a vast quantity of mercury into gold. He afterwards repeated frequently the experiment, and acquired thereby immense wealth. He and his wife Perenella, in the midst of all these riches, lived still in their old sober way, and eat and drank as usual, out of earthen vessels. They maintained however a vast number of poor, founded fourteen hospitals,...
Page 113 - ... that desired it ; the next, that he was perfectly versed in all arts and sciences, and spoke on every subject with such readiness and sagacity, as astonished all who heard him ; and it was in the third place observed, that he never wrote or received any letter ; never desired any credit, or made use of bills of exchange, but paid for every thing in ready money, and lived decently, though not in splendor.
Page 153 - Prerogative j if on all Occasions it maintains its right, if it never sneaks and gives way, but keeps up a Manly Spirit to the last. For as I approve some Qualities of Age in a young Man, so a Youthful Spirit is very commendable in Men of Years, for while they preserve this, though the Body may feel the effects of Age, yet the Mind stands out of its reach. At this very Instant I am employed in writing the Seventh Book of my Anti.quities, and am actually making large Collections from such old Records,...
Page 132 - Alan is yet a great deal more perfect ; but, has he still preserved that Prerogative we mentioned, or has he not lost long ago the glorious Privilege of living a thousand Years, which with so much Care he should have studied to preserve ? This...

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