A late discourse made in a solemne assembly of nobles and learned men at Montpellier in France; touching the cure of wounds by the powder of sympathy, rendred into Engl. by R. White
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
agitated Antimony atoms atonies attraction Bason beasts betwixt bloud bodies which draw brain burn calcine Carmelite carried cause Chamber chanel child choly cloth cold colour comes Countrey Coursers cure dead head Discourse dissolve divers doth draws unto Duke earth effect evaporate excrements fall fame fermentation fire flesh Garter gold grees hand happen hath heat humid imagination indivisibles Infant inflamed inflammation insomuch joyned King knurle Libya light marvellous matter ment Mercury milk mingle mother motion mould mount Mulberry naked sword nature observed Oil of Tartar party hurt passe Powder of Sympathy Principle quantity rays reason related unto remedy rits salt Secret smell sort spirit of wine stick strange substance swelling Tarantula ther thing thole thread tincture tion told touching turally twixt Udder vapour Vines Vitriol wetted wheels whereby whereof wind wound
Page 10 - This was presently reported to the Duke of Buckingham, and a little after to the King, who were both very curious to know the circumstance of the businesse, which was, that after dinner I took the garter out of the water, and put it to dry before a great fire. It was scarce dry, but Mr...
Page 12 - Tuscany, the Duke said he would be very glad to learn it of him. It was the father of the great Duke who governs now. The Carmelite...
Page 12 - ... in the world to make experience of his secret, but he would do it with his own hands ; therefore he would have some of the powder ; which I delivered, instructing him in all the circumstances. Whereupon his majesty made sundry proofs whence he derived singular satisfaction.
Page 104 - Virgin, which she had alwayes near to the teaster of her bed, whereunto she bore great devotion. " I urged another of a woman who was brought to bed of a child all hairy, because of a portrait of St. John Baptist in the Wilderness, where he wore a coat of Camel's hair.
Page 3 - Sympathy, doth naturally, and without any magick, cure wounds without handling them, yea, without seeing of the patient ; I say I should be very sorry that it should be doubted, whether such a cure may effectually be performed or no. In matter of fact, the determination of existence, and truth of a thing, depends upon the report which our senses make us.
Page 77 - The scurf or farcy is a venomous and contagious humour within the body of a horse ; hang a toad about the neck of the horse in a little bag, and he will be cured infallibly ; the toad, which is the stronger poison, drawing to it the venom which was within the horse.
Page 79 - ... forth a little white lee (which I think they call ' the mother of the wine ') upon the surface of the wine, which continues in a kind of disorder till the flower of the vines be fallen ; and then, this agitation being ceased, all the wine returns to the same state as it was in before.
Page 79 - I believe this 298th line is quoted as frequently in converfation as any one in Hudibras. Mr. Addifon calls it a celebrated line, Spectator, No.
Page 104 - I told her sundry stories upon the subject, as that of the Queen of Ethiopia, who was delivered of a white boy, which was attributed to a picture of the Blessed Virgin, which she had alwayes near to the teaster of her bed, whereunto she bore great devotion.