The History of Magick: By Way of Apology, for All the Wise Men who Have Unjustly Been Reputed Magicians, from the Creation, to the Present Age

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J. Streater, 1657 - Learning and scholarship - 306 pages

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Page 289 - ... all which, he had made those statues called the Preservers of Rome, which were watched night and day by priests, for that as soon as any nation entertained any thought of revolting and taking armes against the Romane Empire, immediately the statue representing that nation, and adored by it, moved; a bell it had about the neck rung, and with its finger...
Page 288 - ... that he set up on a high mountain near Naples a brazen statue, having in its mouth a trumpet which sounded so loud when the north wind blew, that the fire and smoke issuing out of those forges of Vulcan which are at this day seen near the city of Puossola, were forced back towards the sea, without doing any hurt or injury to the inhabitants.
Page 249 - Eleazer holds, that it was made of the head of a male child, the first-born, and that dead-born, under whose tongue they applied a lamen of gold, whereon were engraved the characters and inscriptions of certain planets, which the Jews superstitiously wandered up and down with, instead of the Urim and Thummim, or the Ephod of the high-priest.
Page 178 - ... first, which introduced him to all the popes and sovereign pontiffs of his time, and "acquired him the reputation which at present he enjoys among learned men, it is cer"tain that he was a great master in the latter, which appears not only by the astro"nomical figures which he caused to be painted in the great hall of the palace at "Padua, and the translations he made of the books of the most learned Rabbi Abraham "Aben Ezra, added to those which he himself composed on critical days, and the...
Page 8 - Fifty years later restraint was replaced by abuse: "in a manner," declared Naude quite inaccurately, "all Histories within seven or eight hundred years past are so hydropically swoln with lying legends, that a man would think the Authors of them had made it their main strife, who should advance the greatest number."* Such also was the progress in England.
Page 199 - Devill converf'd with him under the forme of a great black Dog , as they had before heard that Simon Afagtts, Sylvefler^ Dr.
Page 186 - ... of tricks and invocations , were truly guilty of the practice thereof, that...
Page 186 - Books were a fufficient proof to convince their A'uthours of this crime, no compurgation of Eloquence could deliver tsfgrippa.
Page 185 - Arch-heretick for the depravedneffe of his opinion in point of Religion, yet do I not think Ue fhould be charg'd with Magick.

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