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fuch as are not acquainted with the all the performers of tricks sell them : manner of preparing them.

that one which has caused such wonder One kind, very easy, is made by at Paris and London, only differs from taking an ounce of common aqua- the others as being somewhat bercer fortis, which you are io mix with three made, and belonging to a perfon who ounces of common water; you will embellishes his tricks with all posible use this mixture to write on paper that advantages. is strong, and very stiff: this writing This box is made in such a manner becomes totally invisible in drying; that, in shaking it gently up and down, and in order to make it're-appear, you the piece within is heard : on the conneed only wet the paper, and when it trary, thaking it hard horizontally, a dries the writing disappears again. little spring which falls on the piece This effect may be repeated two or prevents it from being heard, which three times.

makes you imagine it is not within. This process is the easiest to be done, He who performs the trick then touches as the necessary ingredients are almost the box, under pretence of thewing how al

to shake it, and although it is locked, Many other things furnish the he easily gets out the piece by means of means of making sympathetic ink, such a secret opening, availing himself of as cobalt, bismuth, lime, &c. &c. but that minute to put in a false piece, and they require chemical and difficult to leave the box with the same person: preparations to be efficient.

and he causes you to believe either that The easiest to be obtained are men- the piece is or is not within, according tioned before, as the mixture of aqua- to the manner the box is shaken. Ac fortis and common water; and those length the original piece is found in the that may

be formed by dissolutions of hoe of one of the company, either by salt and acids, such as lemon or onion means of the person in confederacy, and juice: in order to render them visible, furnishing him with a similar piece, or you need only approach them to the by sending some expert person to flipit fire: the cold air produces on them on the floor---in this last case, it is found the contrary effect.

on the ground, and you persuade the

person that it fell from his foot, as he A Piece of money fhut up in a box which took it out of his shoe.

comes out of itself without being touched by any one,

A Person is required to hold a box, Three Charms against the Falling Sicknesse into which is put before his eyes a piece of money or a ring: you stand Drink in the night at a Spring, distance and bid him thake the

water out of a skull of one that hach box gently, the piece is heard to rattle been lain. withinfiden- he is desired again to fhake it, and then it is not heard to rat- knife that slew a man.

Otherwise, eat a pig killed with a tie. The third time it is again heard, but the fourth time it is gone, and is three times :

Otherwise, repeat the following verse found in the shoe of one of the company.

Ananizapta fmiteth death,
Whiles harm intendeth he,
This word Ananizapra say,

And death shall captive be;
The box mult be made on purpose; Ananizapta, О of God,
we will not describe it here, because Have mercy now on me!!!

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EXPLANATION.

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To find out a Thief.

389 Charms to find out a Thief.

How to thew the Thief in a Glass, that hatha

Itulen any thing from you.
The means how to find out a thief

A scarce Secret, are these : Turn your face to the east, and make and set it upon a linen cloth, which

Take a glass vial full of holy-water, a cross upon crystal with oil olive, and hath been purified, both by washing under the cross write these two words,

and sacrifice, &c. On the mouth of

the vial or urinal, two olive-leaves must " SAINT HELEN."

be laid across, and these words pro

nounced over it, by a child ; (to wit Then a child that is innocent, and

thus,) Angele bone, angele candide, a chalte virgin, born in true wedlock,

per tuam fanctitatem, meamq;virginitaand not base begotten, of the age of ten years

, must take the crystal in her tem, oftende mihi furem : now repeat harid; and behind her back, 'kneeling twixt each of them make a cross with

three paternosters, three aves, and beon thy knees, thou must devoutly and the nail of the thumb upon the mouth reverently say over this prayer thirice:

of the vial; and then shall be seen an“ I beseech thee, my Lady St. Helen, mother of King Constantine, which gels ascending and descending as it

were motes in the fun beams. The didst find the cross whereupon Christ

thief all this while shall suffer great died : by that holy devotion, and invention of the cross, and by the fame cross, torment, and his face shall be seen

plainly. and by the joy which thru conceivedst at the finding thereof, and by the love

A Charm to drive away Spirits, and prevent which thou bearest to thy fon Constan- a house from being i jured by Tempest. tine, and by the great goodness which thou dost always use ; that thou Mew Hang on the four corners of the me in this crystal (i. e. looking-glass) house, this sentence written upon virwhatsoever I ask, or desire to know, gin parchment. Omnis spiritus laudet Amen.”

dominum. POALMS 150. And when the child seeth the angel Moren habent and prophetas.-LUKE in the crystal, demand what you will, 16. and the angel will make answer there- Exurgat Deus, and diffipentur inimiunto. Mem. that this be done just as ciejus

Psalms 64. the sun is rising, when the weather is Note, This is called the Paracelfian fair and clear.

charm,

B. TO THE PUBLIC.

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THE articles, which I have insert- and its relations, are only the fleeting

them. Time and its relations, space ed from time to time in this magazine, accidents of vifionary matter, the creahaving produced several inquiries at

tures of death, and the forms of darkthe Publisher's whether I would calcu. late nativities and resolve questions, I

ness. If Astrology be noble, if Astroanswer, that on the principle I am go- converling with spirit

, with eternity

logy be true, it is noble and true from ing to describe, I will.

It may be obferved from what I and effence. Thus, it readily, it of faid on Mr. Pirt's nativity, in number ficially announced the business of the VII. that I have not pursued the old Day Star from on high*, at its first track of Altrologers, in calculating di

* “On high"--Evidently because the rections to ascertain the events of life, ing in a concentric orbit with ihe eft: the

HIGHEST planet in the syften, though move and the times which are to produce planet is the humanity ; the sun the divinity.

& VIRTUE

ALONE

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B.'s Proposals. meeting the horizon, and never quitted fused through every joint actuates the it to its ZENITH.

mals, and intermingles with the vaft The business then of Genethlia, body.” cal Aftrology, is not to tell a person People proceeding alone, often are whether or when he shall be hanged or overpowered by superior strength, from married; for nothing is to be added to doing what they feel and know to be the wisdom of Cato and Pope, on these right; and this is the true cause of re. several points. The first is to be found in ligious frenzies. 'The sense of right Cato's answer to Labienus, in Lucan's cannot be overcome; and thus ensues Pharfalia, too long for present insertion. a long and doubtful conflict between Pope's paflage is,

heaven, and the agents of hell on earth, if to be happy in a certain sphere, of which the pjor creature who had

What matter foon crlate, or here or there? Let it then be the buliness of Altro. cide in the first instance, is the fubject

not vigour to act right, that is to delogy, founding itself on the basis, that and vi&tim. Conscience is a more fe

IS HÅPPINESS,

vere revenger, than the most ingenious help the flucent in ascertaining WHAT

and inexorable tyrant on earth; for it is the SPHERE.

is this vicegerent of GOD, as I perIn this view, and on this principle, fectly agree with infidels, who, “after not to fatisfy puerile or inane inquisi- killing the body, is the agent that fixes liveness, nor to resolve whether a wick- both foul and body in hell." ed purpose fhall meet with a miserable

“ Through defire, a man having faend, I will revder all service to any parated himself

, seeketh and intermedapplicant.

leth with ALL WISDOM,” faith SoloButas no one action, though even the

man. Now, the society which I proleading object of life, can be taken up pose, being calculated to strengthen hogly, it is vain to expect fucceís, un

the hands of those who would live leis all circumitances, though minutely conscientiously and wisely, with persubordinate, be attended to. There- fect opportunity of cementing more and fore life must be regarded and watched more clofely, is an objea which applies entirely; for on a contrary supposition, to all ranks, and cvery person. what would be the case, and what the

But, after all, how do the stars operpleasure! It would be that of a person ate, or how are they indexes? Do they with a good nose, mouth, or eye, keep- not take away free will ? No: they ing all the rest of the face constantly operate as men operate; and they are inmasked, and introducing themselves by dexes as looking-glales. Every man their nose, or other favourite feature, and woman is a star. The stellar virtues into all companies.

are appropriated, inherent, active, and As the fiudent of HIMSELF enters vital, in them. By the man may

be gradually into the minutiæ of his life seen what star predominated at birth; and actions, he will find, that every by a view of the heavens may be seen allion has a correspondential or talisma. what manner of man was born; but nic virtue: he will find with Virgil, both are best Personal knowledge of not only, that there are "tears of

the moment of birth too, the more inthings,” but that there are pains of tinate and more exact the better. things, and joys of things; and he

WILLIAM GILBERT. will also be able to give a rational account and philosophical illustration cf ** Let all addresses be' to myself, the causes and operations of those No. 11, Devonshire-street, Queenthings. He will find it a fact that, square, free of postage, and incioling a Æneid VI. 724.

guinea. Essentially a

S. R.'s letter was without address: nourishes heaven and earth, and sea, the last remark answers one part of and inoon, and fars; and mind dif, it.

W. G.

SPIRIT

WITHIN

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LIVES OF EMINENT MAGICIANS, &c.

A CORNISH OLD WOMAN.

for composing those lines which he

affixed to his pill-boxes : MARGARET Evans of Penryn,

“ Here's fourteen pills, for thirteen pence,

Enough in any man's own con-sci-ence." was, according to Mr. Pennant, the last specimen of the strength and

The exact time of his death is not {pirit of the ancient British fair. This known, but it happened before the end extraordinary female, he says, “was of Queen Anne's reign. the greatest hunter, shooter, and fisher He was author of the Angelical of her time. She kept at lealt a dozen Guide, fhewing men and women their of dogs, terriers, greyhounds, and spa- lot and change in this elementary niels; all excellent in their kinds. life, in four books 1697, small octavo. She killed more foxes in one year, than The following anecdote was related all the confederate hunts do in ten; by the late Rev. Mr. Gosling of Can.. rowed stoutly, and was queen of the terbury. lake; fiddled excellently, and knew

“ Dr. Maundy, formerly of Canall our old music; did not neglect the terbury, told me that in his travels mechanic arts, for she was a very good abroad, fome eminent physician, who joiner; and notwithstanding she was

had been in England, gave him a to70 years

of age, was the best wreitler ken to spend at his retnrn with Dr. in the county; and few young men

Radcliffe and Dr. Cafe. They fixed dared to try a fall with her.

on an evening, and were very merry, Some years ago she had a maid of when Dr. Radcliffe thus began a congenial qualities; but Death, that health, “ Here, brother Cafe, to all mighty hunter, at last earthed this the fools, your patients.” - I thank faithful companion of her's. I must you, brother," replied Case; “ l'et me not forget that all the neighbouring have all the fools, and you are hearbards paid their addresses to Margaret, tily welcome to the rest of the pracand celebrated her exploits in

tice."

pure British verse.”

Journey to Snowdon,

HENRY CORNELIUS AGRIPPA.

PHYSICIAN.

ASTROLOGICAL

HENRY Cornelius Agrippa was

born at Cologne, in 1486. The proDR. John Case was a native of digious compass of his knowledge afLime Regis in Dorsetshire, and many tonished every one who conversed years practised phyfic and aftrology with him. He carefully informed He was esteemed the genuino successor himself of every science, and of course of the famous Lilly, whose magical was profound in the Rofycrufian and books and machinery he possefled. Alchymical arcanas. He was cele. He could Thew the absent to the com.

brated throughout Europe, most of the pany, and is said to have done this the Courts of which he visited. The hilfirst in England. He is said to have tory of his life, as recorded by Bayle, got more by this distich than. Dryden is curious and interesting :-Someby all his works:

times, in all the pride of literature, he “ Within this place,

was disputing in schools and univer. " Lives Doctor CASE."

fities; at other times in Courts and And he was doubtless very well paid Camps; then in the shops of projecVOL. I.

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A great Magnetiser, ting mechanics, and in the laborato- year 1656, when he retired to Affane; ries of hermetic philosophers. The and was made clerk of the peace

for prejudices of the times in which he the county-of Cork, register for tran. lived oiten brought him into trouble, fplantation, and justice of the peace. and he was sometimes cited before the Being dismised from his places at civil tribunal for a sorcerer, and his the restoration, he again gave way to poor dog was even dreaded as an evil melancholy, and about the year 1662, demon. He was here in England in felt a strange persuasion in his mind 1510; and in 1529 received an invi. that he was endowed with the gift of tation from Henry VIII, to settle here, curing the king's evil; yet being sen. which he thought proper to decline, fible of the ridicule to which he He died in 1535. The most celebra- should probably expose himself by ted of his works, which are in Latin, making it known, he thought fit to is his T.eatise of Occult Philosophy, conceal his opinion for fume time; a rare work, the greatest part of which but at length mentioned it to his wife, is, and will be given in this Magazine, who considered it no better than an by our ingenious end valuable correl- idle fancy. A few days after one pondent B.

William Maker, of Salterbridge, in the parish of Lismore, having a son

afflicted with the king's evil, both in VALENTINE GREATRAKES. his eyes, cheek, and throat, brought

him to the house, defiring Mrs. GreatVALENTINE Greatrakes, fa. rakes, who was always ready to afford mous in the last century for cur- her charity to her neighbours, according many diseases by stroking the ing to the little skill she had in fur. parts affected with his hands, was the gery, to do something for him. She fon of William Greatrakes, Esq. and acquainted her huiband with it, who was born at Affane, in the county of told her that she should now fee wheWaterford, in Ireland, on St. Valen- ther this was a mere fancy, or the dic. tine’s-day, 1628. He was bred a pro- tates of the Spirit of God in his testant in the free-school of Lismore. heart; and laying his hands on the On the breaking out of the Irish re- parts affected, he prayed to God to bellion, he fled with his mother into heal the child, and bid the parent England, where he was kindly enter- bring him again in two or three days, tained by his great uncle, Edmund When he returned, the eye was almost Harris, brother to Sir Edward Harris, healed, the node, which was nearly as knight; and after his uncle's death, he big as a pullet's egg, being suppucompleated his education under John rated, and the throat greatly amendDaniel Getlius, a German, minister of ed; so that in a month's time he was Stoke-Gabriel, in Devonshire, with perfectly cured. Then there came to whom he studied anatomy and divi. Mr. Greatrakes one Margaret Macnity. After an absence of five or fix shane, of Ballinesly, in the parith of years spent in these improvements, he Lismore, who had had the evil for up, returned to his native country, which wards of seven years, whom he cured he found in a deplorable situation, and to the amazement of all; and his therefore retired to the castle of Ca- fame now increasing, he cured the perquin, where he spent a year in fame disorder in many others, all by contemplation, and grew extremely stroaking with his hands; and some dissatisfied with the world. However, troubled with agues he cuted in the about the year 1649, he entered into famc manner. the parliament's service, and became a Afterwards he had the like impulse lieutenant in Lord Broghill's regi- that he could heal all kinds of diseases; ment: he continued in the army till the and going one day to Mr. Dean's, at

Lismore,

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