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frontispiece, emitted the histings of a Observe I should have classed clergy dragon. He has.

separately, as they are in Revelations, It also appears from St. John's Epif- but they have in general placed themtle, that he did not consider anti-chrift felves in England so completely under as one man. 1 Jahn ii. 18.

the dominion of “ the image of the there are many anti-chrifts, they wont bcaft”-philosophy; that I should have out from us-BUT they were not of been wholly inaccurate in attempting

Now attend to the characteristic to consider their case on religious prin-, of the Christia, which he instantiy ciples. gives.--" But ye have an usCTION OF

Will any one now doubt, that trinity THE HOLY ONE, and

* all in unity, and unity in trinity ought to things.And again v. 27. No person be cu tivated ? That without it there is 'is ignorant that this specific distinction SALVATION? This has hitherto of a christian from anti-chrift, the teach- been a matter of faith-let it now reing Spirit, the promijed comforter, has main as an evidence of reason: it has been the ípecífic object of modern hitherto been a mystery ; now it is dephilofophy's attacks. Rev. xix. 10. monstrated. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit Jamque opus exegi, quod nec Jovisir A nec of PROPHECY. St. John xvi. 13, 14.

Nec poterit FERRUM-necædax abolere 6. The spirit of truth will guide you vetuftas into all truth-for be fall not speak of Cum volet Illa dies, &c. HIMSELF, but whatsoever he shall hear

As three is the complete number that shall he speak, and he will shew of unity—so there must be a TRIPLE you things to come. He shall glorify Revelation and dispensation of the dime, for he shall take of mine, and fall vine will to unite MAN to him. The shew it unto you. I detire, people firit was of the Father, or INVISIBLE. would call themselves what they are, DEITY; given, of course, by the minifa and not dare to profane and usurp traiion of Angels; the SECOND of the the name of Christ any longer. Son, where the necessary humiliation

I have already extended this paper of Deity becoming visible took place, to such length, and fo clearly proved and nothing farther was done, quoad the general principle of man who ab- the world; but this was left to leaven dicates the divinity of his natu e, (cither gradually. in the circuitous details of wild theory Third and LAST, * is of the Holy and mad practice, or by an express ne- Spirit, proceeding from the Father and gation of divinity to that personage, the Son; This PERSONAGE speaks not by whom alone the secretion has been of himself, but what he hears; GLOand is carried on to even the finest ca- RIFIES Christ the Son, by taking of pillary vessels of creation) being anti-his, and coniequently of the Father's, christ-a fact, which is also undeniable John xvi. 14th and 15th, and fhewing ex vi termini -thar I think it needless to the world ; that is, does not declare to dilate on kings, hermits, clergy, and new principles, for that would be reall the rabble of the ranks, and more commencing Creation, but developes the particularly as I have taken the foun- old, and brings them to their object, tain head of folly in philosophers. crowning the work; whereby“He alla

shews things to come,” this being the Knowledge in Scripture, is always op- necesary consequence of throwing open posed to speculation, and used to expreis the gates of a future and eternal state. certainty and palpable experience, John, *. The distinguishing trait in the manito v. 11. inclusive. ! John i. 1–5. This is feilation of this Spirit, is TRUTH-Hic the only correct use of the word; and so Pope

is called the “ Spirit of TRUTH”What can we reason but from what we know?

John xiv. 16.

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True Property of Talsmans.

Now, this is a chara&ter which cannot muit be blinded, Luke xii. 1o. for the be forged; and it is allo a power that ravs must not be withdrawn, nor even cannot be withitond, Luke, xxi. 15. foftened: they must buril with all their In the manifestation of the Son, the fplendour, and where they do not il. weakness of human eyes were considered, lemine, burn.mits principle being to and they had time allerred them to Glorify, (}chn, xvi. 14.) 19 open, mercy being the principle of it:

QUER, CO DŁCIDF, and to COMMAND. In the last, thole eyes which cannot see, Rev, xix. 11, and icquel,

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TALISMANS.

MR. B.

mind, biz derives its force from the HAVING in the last number of the quind. It is, ho verer, to rejlet this Conjuror's Magazine reci a propcral of power; as a perfon, who finds circunyours for making Talismans, and have itances favouring his wishes, naturally ing but little faith in their pretended grows boider and more powerful, from virtues, should be glad to have the op- this coniunction of body and mind. I ap-' portunity of spending an hour in your prehend, that a total misconcep:ion of company, when, if you can then con- this point, is the radical error of all in vince me by visible proof of their vir- the theory of Talismans. But having tre and efficacy, shall be happy in being a certained the place and duty of Talilmore intimately acquainted with you. mans, I will add, it is impossible for Your's, &c.

any thing to be done for duration with J. P. Astro. Philo. only them, as they constitute the links, P. S. A line from you will be uniting spirit and matter. Cetteemed a favour.

I shall be happy to see you any day

you aproint; and am,
SIR,
February 7, 1792.

Your sincere well-wisher,
I Have been favoured ivith your's

WM. GILBERT: this initant. The reasons why Talif- N. B. In addition to the above anmans fail is, either because they have fwer, I hall oblerve to the public, that, not been undertaken under a proper as the couRSE OF LIFE must accom. planetary position; con elfe, if this has pany the Talitiman, which proceeds

from its fountain, it will be necesary, mind has not been ripe for (that is, in order to give it efficacy, for perions has not been wholly given to) the in- to attend to the most minute circumtended effect. Next, external circum- ítances, which can operate on it; and Itances will throw obstacles in the

way; as a thousand may so operate, wholly but, where the mind is intense, these unknown to the unintelligent scholar 911st be overcome--for the mind, when or practitioner, but which yet bear brought into its principle, is, must be, point-blank by their principles, it is abonnipotent.--Its principle is its life folutely indispensible to receive and apand its life must be cterial. Therefore ply the rules, I, and only I, (having the end of Talismans is, to clear away alone previously evifcerated the practice) the circumstances, which impedles the can give. body from enjoying what the mind evills. And as thus enlightening the mind

To effect this, your life must be with is stated to be the only means whereby your Talisman, for remember, that ac- Talismas can be effectual --namely, cording to my definition of a Talisman making the person intelligently mafier (and it must be the true one, as the or mistress of every circumitance of vital principle cannot be altered, but their life-cvery idea of playing on cre, only regenerated) it is not to force the dulity or blindnels is excluded.

B. THE

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THE QUERIST, No VII.

ANSWER TO QUERY III. IN NO IV.

ANSWER TO QUERY 4. BY W. D.

MISS Williams wishes fome recent THE first thing to be considered on instance of the verilicaiion of a Chiro- this queition is, whether any species of mantic prophecy: I will give her fe- corn ever grows naturally. Buffon and veral.

others have been inclined to deny it. The I was defired to look into a young question being thus limited, and the ingentleman's hand whom I had never quiry made, not about corn in general, seen before, and of whose situation in but about certain specific kinds of corn, life I was altogether uninformed. From as wheat, barley, oats, &c. for some kinds the competion of a line from the table of corn will grow in the north, which of his hand, to the finger of $ I judged are not to be found in the south, and him to belong already to some Mer- vice versa. The eastern nations have curial profession, most likely the law; rice and maize, and know nothing of but from the tendency of a line firmly wheat, barley, or oats, which latter drawn to the mount of 2, I conclud- were not known even in Italy in the ed, that he attempted to promote him- time of Pliny. felf by friends to fome place or genteel Another thing to be considered, is situation, rather than pursue the pro- the varieties introduced into the species feifion he had afiumed. The line to Of cultivation. Thus rye, which was

being weakly elrawn and retracting, formerly bitter, has been foftened by confirmed at once the disposition, and long cultivation ; the better kinds of gave prelage of an accordant event. I wheat cannot be found in our countries; was then asked, without being told and even in the happiest foils, red strong whether I were right or wrong so far, wheat easily degenerates into an infeif he were likely to visit distant parts. rior kind, which again, when carried I observed, that I certainly saw a jour- to a good foil, recovers its proper quaney, and of fome extent, but it di notap- lity. pear to be taken all at once; there were Different kinds of corn must, there. various stops and good inns on the road. fore, have had different origins ; nor. It was then confeiled, that he had been does it follow, that the discovery of one called to the bar, and had gone the naturally and indispensably leads to the Circuits--and I declare, I had not even knowledge of the utility of the other. the idea of a legal circuit, when I de- Therefore, from the question thos scribed his journeying: shortly after, I reduced, there results this information, was myself desired by him to fo- that the first corn was the manured prolicit a poit abroad. This is within duce of the first ivunded fociety, and three months. On the same day I told that this improved species was the a lady whom I had never feen or heard growth of the vicinity of the firt city, of before, that she would shortly re. Upon the whole, it appears that amove, and had spent an easy and smooth griculture originated with mankind, and life. Confessed the lait, and before I kept pace with their other improre. saw her again, the first had unexpected- ments; and this opinion is supported ly happened. I told an old lady, long by Shukford and Linnxu, who both heavily afflicted with the cramp, the allow the wild produce of indigenous would get over it. She has so. I could pulse to every country. Thin and flight add more, but for taking up too much Toils have an aptness to produce oats rooin, I will convince Mils Williams and barley, but in no degree of perfecif the pleases.Vide alfo J. Lacking. tion without the improvement of ploughton's Life

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LIVES OF EMINENT MAGICIANS, &c.

AN ENGLISH PENMAN.

A BOHEMIAN

two succeeding reigns.' John Langton, a writing-maiter at Stamford in Lin

colnshire, in the reign of Anne. Price JOHN BLAND, an excellent Eng- and Rowel, the latter a plumber, praclith Penman, whose improvements in tised giass-painting at High 'Wycomb, Callygraphy do honour to his coun- in the county of Bucks, and afterwards try and himself; was born Auguit 17, at Reading in Bernthire of late years. 1702, in Crutched Fryars, London. · He painted a set of windows for Dr. His father, who was a clerk in the Vic Scawwen Kenrick, in the church of tualling-office, sent him to Weitminster Hambledon in Buckinghamshire, and school, where he continued about four executed many pieces for Dr. Macldox, years, and then removed him to Mr. late Bishop of Worceiter ; and the late Snell's school in Foster-lane. He had Duke of Richmond employed him at early in life a clerkship in the Custom- Goodwood, house, which he held for nine years, and left it to be writing, master at Mr. Watts's academy in Little Tower-street,

ASTROLOGER. where he remained about 13 years. In 1739 he opened an accountants-office CIPRIAN LEOVITUS, or Leovi. in Birchin-lane, to qualify youths for toz, was a celebrated Bohemian aftrothe compting-house, trades, or public- noiner, and the most skilful astrologer offices. He was afterwards settled in of that country. He was born in 1540, Bishopsgate-street, near Cornhill; and and owed all his knowledge entirely died in 1749, aged 47 years. In 1730, to his own industry, for he was not so Mr Bland published his effay in much as taught to read, and could name writing, exemplified in forms of buli- and place upwards of 1000 stars before ness, fol. in 21 plates engraved by G. he could write. , In 1565 he foretold Bickham, and is very neatly performed.. that the Sultan Soliman the Second He has five plates in that artill's Pen- fhould take Sigetha, the itrongest place man’s Companion, dated 1728 29, 30, in Hungary, in the very face of the and several in the Universal Penman, Emperor and his army, notwithstanding besides several single pieces. Vid. what they could do ; which happened Massey's Origin and Progress of Let- accordingly. In 1569 he had a confeters.

rence with Tycho Brahe, who visited him on purpole. He died young in 1574. We have of his in print, in Latin, a description and history of

eclipses in fol. Ephemerides from 1564 HENRY GYLES, of York, a fa- to 1574, and continued lince by other mous painter on glass, flourished about hands to 1607, in 8vo. these are very 1680. The art of painting on glass was scarce : a curious work entitled De well known in England, and commonly Judiciis Nativitatum 4to. 1570; and practised before the reformation : and there has lately been published a tranfit appears from a series of dates taken lation from some part of his works, by Lord Orford, from windows now and called in English an Astrological in being, that it has been practised in Catechism ; but as it does him and the every age fince.

Peter Oliver painted translator no credit, we shall pass it on glass in the reign of Charles II. and

A GLASS PAINTER.

over.

SIMON

DR. SIMON FORMAN,

Forman's Sigils,

227 Simon Forman, as his widow, whom I

well knew, related it unto me. But From Lilly's History of his own Life and

before I relate his death, I shall acTimes.

quaint you with something of the man,

as I have gathered it from some manylWHEN

my

mistress died, she had un- scripts of his own writing. der her arm-hole a small scarlet bag full He was a chandler's son in the city of many things, which, one that was of Westminiter. He travelled into there, delivered unto me. There was Holland for a month in 1580, pur. in this bag several figi!s, fome of Jupi- posely to be inftructed in astrology, and ter in 'Trine; others of the nature of other more occult sciences; as also in Venus, fome of iron, and one of gold, phytic, taking his degree of doctor bem

pure angel gold, of the bigness of yond leas: being fulficiently furnished a thirty-three shilling-piece of King and instructed with what he deliresi, he James's coin. In the circumference on returned into England towards the late one fide was engraven, Vicit Leo de ter end of the reign of Queen Elizatribu Jude Tetragrammaton t, within beth, and fourished until that year of the middle there was engraven an holy King James, wh:rein the Countess of lamb. In the other circumference there Eflex, the Earl of Somerset, and Sir was Amraphel and three t. In the Thomas Overbury's matters were quesmiddle, Sanctus Petrus, Alpha, and tioned. He lived in Lambeth with a Omega,

very good report of the neighbourhood, The occasion of framing this figil especially of the poor, unto whom he was thus; her former husband travel- was charitable. He was a person that ing into Sussex, happened to lodge in in horary questions (especially thefts) an inn, and to lie in a chamber there- was very judicious and fortunate; so of, wherein, not many montis before, also in sicknesses, which indeed was his a country grazier had lain, and in the master-piece. In resolving questions night cut his own throat; after this about marriage he had good fuccefs; in night's lodging he was perpetually, and other questions very moderate. He for many years, followed by a spirit, was a person of indefatigable pains. I which vocally and articulately provoked have seen sometimes half one sheet of him to cut his throat ; ne was used fre- paper wrote of his judgment upon one quently to say, “ I defy thee, I defy question; in writing whereof he used thee!" and to spit at the spirit: this much tautology, as you may see yourself fpirit followed him many years, he net (most excellent Esquire) if you read a making any body acquainted with it; great book of Dr, Flood's, which you at last, he grew melancholy and dif- have, who had all that book from the contented; which being carefully ob- manuscripts of Forman; for I have seen served by his wife, she many times the same word for word in an English hearing him pronounce, “ I defy thce," manuscript formerly belonging to Doc&c. the desired him to 'acquaint her tor Willoughby of Gloucestershire. with the cause of his distemper, which Had Forman lived to have methodized he then did. Away she went to Dr, his own papers, I doubt not but he Simon Forman, who lived then in would have advanced the Jatro-matheLainbeth; and acquainted hiin with it; matical part thereof very completely who having framed this figil, and hang- for he was very observant, and kept ed it about his neck, he wearing it con- notes of the success of his judgments, tinually until he died, was never more as in many of his figures I have ob molefted by the fpirit: I sold the figil served. I very well remember to have for thirty-two shillings, but transcribed read in one of his manuscripts, what the words verbatim as I have related. followeth. Sir, you shall now have a story of this “ Being in bed one morning," says Vol. I,

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