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Life of Gulpeper.

363 astrology, but he serioudy 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 spirits, with whom only medicine he prescribed was, to drink a. inen of great piety, 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 clofet to prays ly related to the learned Lord Napier and told to admiration the recovery, Baron of Marchiston in Scotland. 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 Ath

Elias Athmole, Esq. had all his MSS. mole hasi 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 inany 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. Afhıole interprets thus, Re Sponfum Raphaelis. They contain also several queries to the angels, as to religion, fu- NICHOLAS Culpeper, the celem ture judgment, Etc. One question is, brated author of English Physician, a which are the most numerous, the geed little work of great utility, was the son spirits or the bad ones? the aniwer of a Clergyman of the same name,

and itands 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 Unicontestable 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 aptwenty years after he thould be made a prentice to an apothecary, and employed bishop, and which accordingly happen- all his leisure hours in improving himed in 1641, when the doctor was cre. felf in the fundamental principles' of ated to the fee of Worcester.

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, notwith18, 1622. There is an incontestable standing the boasted fell-lufficiency of iinpossibility, observes Mr. Aubrey, the philosophy of the present day, that that this nativity could be found any the abovementioned ancient physicians other way, but by angelical revelation. regarded those as homicides, who were A gentleman took his grandson to the ignorant of Astrology. His industry Doctor for advice, being troubled with was indefatigable, for besides his practhe worms; after consulting him, the tice, he found time to publish and Doctor retired, and the old gentleman's translate many useful books; some of curiosity 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 Diseafes, 1651, and his works, the following: An Account of English Physician, first printed in folio, all the Drugs that are sold in the Drugand many times since his death, in 12'. girl’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 subjoined, A new Tract of Blagrave, of Reading, published an In- Chirurgery, and method of curing guntroduction to his Astrological Physic, shot 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 favour out, published by his widow, who mar- of Ancient Learning, against the prejied, for her second husband, John Hey.. tensions of the Moderns, more especial. don, 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. Wil. that he was the first professional man liam Backhouse, of Swallow-field, in who gave advice gratis to the poor. His Berkshire, a celebrated Astrologer 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 improved 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 trifting 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 physician of Reading, in cused him of having stolen his matter confiderable practice, and, according to entirely from Culpeper, without alterthe custom of the times, professed the ing. He is only known now for his fince lo much neglected Science of the translation of Fryar Moultron's ComSydereal influence of the Stars, to which plete Bone-setter. He died just behe wrote an Introduction. Besides the fore the fire of London,




P. S. One of the persons who fat up

in the house is now alive, from whore SIR,

mouth I had the relation. By inserting the following authentic ABOUT fifty years ago, there arrivrelation in your Magazine, you wiil ed in this town, an elderly gentleman much oblige your humble fervant, and his wife, they took a house former

W. W. ly situate in Old-street, (but some Ludlow, Feb. 26, 1792,

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Wonderful Incidents.

365 and there lived in a very recluse and folitary manner; keeping no servant, 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 1up. 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 Majelty (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 sit


of a dish that I know you love : up with her a few nights: accordingly you love London well ; I do, therefcre, some 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 fat

up, kitchen; well, best part of the night pal- 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, quefted 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 passed through the kitchen ness, saying, " that her divining soul 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 itentered affumed 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 al. but in various shapes, such as a bear, tered in his countenance, that Sir Romastiff, &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 : “ Sure, den of a troubled conscience,

Sir, you have slept since I went out,


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and this is the result of some melan- bed, and that, after a long and dangercholy dream, which I desire you to for- ous labour, she had been delivered of a get, for you are now awake.” Dr. dead child. And, upon examination, Donne answered, " I cannot be surer the abortion proved to be on the same that I now live, than that I have not day, and about the same hour, that Dr. ilept since I saw you ; and am as sure, Donne affirmed he saw her pass by him that at her second appearing, she stop- in the room. ped, looked me in the face, and va- Mr. Walton observes, that, though nished.”

he had not this story from Dr. Donae A fervant was immediately dispatched himself, yet he had it from a person of to Drury-house, to know whether Mrs. honour, and the itrieteft 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 'asseverafound 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 thcny, for the wilful murder of Sarah be developed ; for though it was reaCusher, 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 lat; and Richard Burgess, for missed), yet there was no traces to lead sheep.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 fix night a most barbarous murder was months gone with child by him, and committed in Dolphin's-barn: Abouç 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 krocked 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 Frie and heard the rap. Mr. Lyneal deday 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 some of her servants to Tregaron Fair, at the door, when one of the villains and the reit being employed in agricul- counterfeiting the voice of a neighbour, tural purposes at some diltance, 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 Itab at to the parlour upon business, where he him, which fortunately coming against found his mistress dead, and laid on his breast-bone, faved his life. Mr. Lyher back, with her arms extended. ~ neal coming out of the parlour at the Upon calling for assistance, they ex- instant wi dle 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 Miss Lloyd was a Lady of very re- Mr. Lyneal. A pistol loaded with flugs, fpectable family, and poffefied an estate was fired at him, which killed him inof 200l, annual value. The particu- ftantly. The murderers escaped.



Conjuror's Magazine,


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APRIL, 1792.

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To shume 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

386 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 invisible

387 The Querist, No. IX.

Sympathetic Inks

387 New Queries


Ihree Charms against the Falling
Answers to Astrological Queries in

No, IV.

Charms to find out a


389 Answers to Queries in No. VI.


A Charm to drive away spirits, and Palmistry, coatmued

375 preven: a houfe from being injured
Particula Rules for the Hands

by tempest

389 Rules for predicting by the Hand

B.'s Proposals
Of the Nails of the Fingers

390 Lives of Eminent Magicians, &c.

390 Signs of Palmiary

A Cornish old Woman

391 Explanation of Figures

Astrological Phyfician

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

390 Of the Embryo

A great Magnetiser

392 The Augur, No. VI.

Sir Richard Whittington

393 The Ramillies unfortunate

William Salmon,

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

394 to the Sierra Leona Company 383 Apparition of the Devil

394 Metallurgy 383 A remarkable Disclosure

395 Method of assaying copper ores

Extraordinary voice, warning to quit Philosophical and Ingenious Amuse

a dangerous house

385 Domestic News The Dancing Card


Predigion fulfilled
The card nailed to the wall by a pistol Death of the King of Sweden

397 Arot

385 LAVATER's PhysicGNOMY.

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