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Life of Gulpeper.

363 atrology, but he seriously confessed, that ed, and told him that at fourteen years this art was, but the countenance, and old his grandson would be freed from that he did his business by the help of that diftemper, and he was so. The the blessed fpirits, with whom only medicine he prescribed was, to drink a men of great piery, humility, and cha- little draught of muscadine in the morne rity, could be acquainted, and such a ing: this happened in 1625. He one he was. He constantly spent eve- foretold the day and hour of his own ry day two hours in family prayer; death, which happened April 1, 1634, when a patient or querent came to him, at the age of 100 years.

He was nearhe directly went to his closet to pray, ly related to the learned Lord Napier and told to admiration the recovery, Baron of Marchiston in Scoiland. or death, of the patient. It appears by His estate descended to Sir Richard his papers, that he conversed with spi- Napier, M. D. of the College of Phyrits, who gave him the responses. sicians, London, from whom Mr Ash

Elias Athmole, Esq. had all his MSS. mole had the Doctor's picture, now in where is contained his general practice the Museum at Oxford, where all his for about fifty years. In these papers papers are arranged and deposited in se. are many excellent medicines, or re veral volumes in folio in the library. ceipts for several diseases that his patients had, and before some of them Itands this mark R. Ris, which Mr. Afhmole interprets thus, Re Sponfum Rephaelis. They contain also several queries to the angels, as to religion, fu NICHOLAS Culpeper, the celea ture judgment, &c. One question is, brated author of English Physician, a which are the most numerous, the good little work of great utility, was the son {pirits or the bad ones? the answer of a Clergyman of the same name, and stands thus, R. Ris. the good. In grandson to Sir Thomas Culpeper, Bart. these

papers are found several other in. He was some time a student in the Unie contestable proofs of this spirit of pro- versity of Cambridge, but which he phecy ; among other things, he foretold appears to have left without taking a to Dr. John Prideaux in 1621, that degree. He was soon after bound twenty years after he should be made a prentice to an apothecary, and employed bihop, and which accordingly happen- all his leisure hours in improving himed in 1641, when the doctor was cres self in the fundamental principles' of ated to the fee of Worceiter.

his profeflion. He early learned Greek R. Ris. resolved him also that Mr. and Latin, and from his works it apBooth of Cheshire should have a fon pears, he closely studied Hippocrates, that should be afterwards created a Galen, Avicen, and other celebrated lord; this prediction was made in physicians, from whom he imbibed the 1619, and Sir George Booth, the first notion of the utility of Astrological Lord Delamore, was born December Practice; for it is a truth, notwih18, 1622. There is an incontestable standing the boasted felf-sufficiency of in poffibility, observes Mr. Aubrey, the philosophy of the preient day, that that this nativity could be found any the abovementioned ancient physicians oiher way, but by angelical revelation. regarded those as homicides, who were A gentleman took his grandson to the ignorant of Attrology. His induftry Doctor for advice, being troubled with was indefatigable, for besides his practhe worms ; after consulting him, the tice, he found tiine to publish and Doctor retired, and the old gentleman's translate many useful books; some of cariosity urging him to peep in at the which, though superseded by others closet, he saw him upon his knees at improvements, have been of great ferprayer. A short time after he return. vice in their time. The principal of




Apparition of the wicked Guardian. his writings, which even time has not subjects mentioned in the former artiobliterated, are his Aftrological Judg- cle, he published, among other useful ment of Diseases, 1651, and his works, the following: Ăn Account of English Physician, first printed in folio, all the Drugs that are sold in the Drugand many times since his death, in 12° gill's-shop; a work which has been to the great emolument of the publish- fince enlarged by William Salmon. To Some years

after his death, Dr. this book is fubjoined, A new Tract of Blagrave, of Reading, published an In- Chirurgery, and method of curing guntroduction to his Astrological Phyfic, fhot wounds, upon the sympathetic and a very confiderable Supplement to plan of Sir K. Digby. In the Biograhis Herbal, which has since been very phia Britannica, is an account and exrare. He died in 1654, and some time tract of a curious MS, written by him, afterwards his School of Physic came entitled “ A Remonftrance in Fayour out, publiihed by his widow, who mar of Ancient Learning, against the preried, for her second husband, John Hey. tensions of the Moderns, more especialdon, the author of the Angelical Guide. ly in respect to the Doctrine of the From Culpeper's Prefaces, we learn, Stars.” It is addressed to Mr. Wilthat he was the first professional man liam Backhouse, of Swallow-field, in who gave advice gratis to the poor. His Berkshire, a celebrated Aftrologer and house was situated in Spitalfields, next Chymist of that place. He died in the Red Lion, then a bun-house in the 1690, aged 80. fields, but now a public-house in Red Lion-street, near the market.

A complete and much enlarged and jinproved Edition of his Astrological Phyfic and Herbal, is now publishing SUCH was the reputation of Culin Numbers, in the House whence pro peper's Herbal, that Robert Turner ceeds this Magazine, and is orna, published, in 8vo. in 1664, his Botamented with four and five Prints of nologia, or the British Physician, deBritish Plants in each Number, at the scribing Aftrologically the nature and trifling sum of Sixpence each ! virtue of English Plants, and method of

gathering them at the planetary hour.

Robert Lovell, who was contemporary DR. BLAGRAVE,

with Turner, and a Botanist also, acWAS a phylcian of Reading, in cused him of having stolen his matter considerable practice, and, according to entirely from Culpeper, without alterthe custom of the times, professed the ing. He is only known now for his fince so much neglected Science of the translation of Fryar Moultron's ComSydereal influence of the Stars, to which plete Bone-setter. He died just be.' . he wrote an Introduction. Besides the fore the fire of London,


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DR. DONNE. the wife doing all the business of the house herself: in this manner THE following story is related of they lived some time, till one even the famous Dr. Donne, who, on acing, as the gentleman was taking his count of his great learning and piety, usual walk, he suddenly (as it is fup- was appointed by King James to wait posed) fell down and expired, where on him at dinner the next day; and he was found by some labourers return his Majesty (being set down) before he ing from work. In a few nights after ate any meat, said (after his pleasant his burial, the wife complained to her manner)," Dr. Donne, I have invited neighbours of the houle being haunted you to dinner, and though you sit not by his apparition, which often appeared down with me, yet I will carve to to her, requesting some of them to fit you of a dish that I know


love: up with her a few nights: accordingly you love London well; I do, therefcre, fome of them offered themselves, how- make you Dean of St. Paul's; take ever totally disbelieving her story: when your meat home to your study, say night came, the woman went to bed, grace, and much good may it do and two or three men sat in the kitchen ; well, best part of the night paf In the year 1612, the Doctor acsed without any molestation, they now companied Sir Robert Drury to Paris; thinking themselves perfectly secure where he is said to have had a most exfrom any ghostly attacks. At length, the traordinary vision : Mr. Walton intremendous hour of twelve arrived, when forins us, that, when Sir Robert reto their great terror and astonishment, quested him to go, Mrs. Donne, who the large passage door suddenly unbolt was then with child, and under an ill ed, and in came the form of a large habit of body, expressed an unwillingBear! it pailed through the kitchen ness, saying, “ that her divining foul without taking any notice of them, boded some ill in his absence:" but, ascended the Itairs, and entered the upon Sir Robert's being importunate, room where the woman lay (but before the at last consented. Two days after it entered assumed a less terrible appear.. their arrival, Dr. Donne was left alone ance, viz, that of her husband,) where in a roon, where himself, Sir Robert, its chief aim seemed to be to draw her and some friends had dined together : out of bed; which, when it could to which Sir Robert returning in an not effect, it instantly vanished. The hour, as he left, fo he found Dr. Donne fame apparition continued several nights, alone, but in such an extasy, and so albut in various shapes, such as a bear, tered in his countenance, that Sir Ro. mastiff, &c. &c. It at length gained its bert could not look upon him without point, so far as to get the woman out amazeinent. He asked him, in God's of bed, and lead her into an adjoining name, what had befallen him in the apartment, where it pointed to a cer short time of his absence : Dr. Donne tain chest, and then vanished. She was not able to answer directly, but, got the cheit opened, and found in it the after a long and perplexed pause, at last writings of an estate belonging to two faid, “ I have seen a dreadful vision young ladies, to whom he had been left since I saw you: I have seen my dear guardian, and which he had defrauded wife pass twice by me through this them of. She immediately sent for room, with her hair hanging about her them, and restored them their writings: shoulders, and a dead child in her arms. they took her with them, and with them This I have seen since I saw you.” To The ended her days, free from the bur- which Sir Robert answered: den of a troubled conscience,

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he had not this story from Dr. Donae A servant was immediately dispatched himself, yet he had it from a person of to Drury-house, to know whether Mrs. honour, and the stricteft intimacy with Donne was living, and, if alive, in what Dr. Donne, who affirmed the truth of condition; who brought word, that he it with the most folemn 'afleverafound and left her very sad and fick in tions.

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AT Thetford Aflizes, William An- lars of this mysterious affair remain to thony, for the wilful murder of Sarah be developed ; for though it was rea. Cuther, of Kettlestone, near Faken- dily supposed she had been murdered (a ham, by poisoning. her with arsenic; very large sum of money which she whereof the died on the 13th of Ja. had in the house, being immediately nuary lalt; and Richard Burgess, for missed), yet there was no traces to lead incep-stealing, received sentence of to a discovery of the perpetrators. death. On the trial of Anthony, it ap DUBLIN, March 21. Last Friday peared, that the deceased was about six night a most barbarous murder was months gone with child by him, and committed in Dolphin's-barn: About that the poison had been administered nine o'clock five villains went to the with a view to procure an abortion, but house of Mr. Benjamin Lyneal, one of fatally destroyed both the mother and whom kocked at the door for admitchild. He was ordered to be executed tance. Mr. Lyneal, a friend of his, at Norwich.

and his two daughters, were atecards, HEREFORD, March 20.-On Fri- and heard the rap. Mr. Lyneal de day last, Miss Lloyd, of Killryyg, near fired his servant-woman not to let any Llangitho, Cardiganshire, a maiden person in without she knew them. The Lady, aged 70, having occafion to send

woman accordingly enquired who was fome of her servants to Tregaron Fair, at the door, when one of the villains and the rest being employed in agricul. counterfeiting the voice of a neighbour, tural purposes at some distance, she was and making use of his name, she opened unavoidably left at home by herself the it, and the five fellows rushed in. Mr. greatest part of the day. About five Lyneal's friend, on hearing the noise, o'clock in the afternoon, one of the ser- seized a poker, and ran into the hall, vants, returning from the fair, went in- when one of the villains made a stab at to the parlour upon business, where he him, which fortunately coming against found his mistress dead, and laid on his breast-bone, saved his life. Mr. Lyher back, with her arms extended, neal coming out of the parlour at the Upon calling for assistance, they ex instant with a candle in his hand, one of amined the body, and. found several the fellows cried out, Let this man marks of violence about the neck. alone, there is your mark ! pointing to Mifs Lloyd was a Lady of very re- Mr. Lyneal. A pistol loaded with flugs, 1pectable family, and pofleffed an estate was fired at him, which killed him in. of 2001, annual value. The particu. Atantly. The murderers escaped.


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magical and Physiognomical 9Pirror.

A PRI L, 1792.

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LAVATER. - 1. A numerous Groupe of Human Figures in Contraft.--2. Portrait of ATTENTION mixed with ASTONISHMENT.-3. Head of FREDERICK II. KING of PRUSSIA.









To lume cards in such a manner as Conclufion of B.'s Introduction on the

always to keep one certain card and Truth and Importance of Astrology 369

'the bottom Predictions for April


How to make a card jump out of the
A curious Account of the Nativity of pack, and run on the table
Mr. Charles Dryden,

The visible invifibie

387 The Querist, No. IX.

373 Sympathetic Inks New Queries

387 373

Ihree Charms against the Falling Answers to Aftrological Queries in Sickness

388 No. IV.


Charms to find out a Thief Answers to Queries in No. VI.

389 374

A Charm to drive away spirits, and Palmistry, continued

375 preven: a house from being injured Particula Rules for the Hands 375 by tempest

389 Rules for predicting by the Hand 376. B.'s Proposals Of the Nails of the Fingers

Lives of Eminent Magicians, &c.

390 Signs of Palmistry

391 377 A Cornish old Woman

390 Explanation of Figures 379 Astrological Physician

391 Albertus's Secrets of Nature, continued 380 Henry Cornelius Agrippa

391 of the Embryo

A great Magnetiser

392 The Augur, No. VI.

Sir Richard Whittington The Ramillies unfortunate

393 383 William Salmon,

394 Miscarriages of the vessels belonging Apparitions, Dreams, &c.

394 to the Sierra Leona Company 383 Apparition of the Devil

394 Metallurgy 383 A remarkable Disclosure

395 Method of afsaying copper ores 384 Extraordinary voice, warning to quit Philosophical and Ingenious Amufe.

a dangerous house

385 Domestic News The Dancing Card

Predi&tion fulfilled
The card nailed to the wall by a pistol Death of the King of Sweden

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