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the first EmblemeEmblem. Of the Secrets of Nature.

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the first EpigrammeEpigram.

If Boreas once expand his windy wombewomb,
That th'the Infant in the world alive may come,
His prowesseprowess will the Heroes all outdoeoutdo
In art, in hand, in mind, and body too.
ThinkeThink him noeno Cœso, nor abortive brood,
Nor yet Agrippa, for his starrestar was good.

Discourse i1.

Hermes the most industrious inquisitor into every naturallnatural secret doth
in his Smaragdine table elegantly, though concisely, describe the naturallenatural -
workework, where amongst other things heehe sayth: the wind carryscarries him in his -
belly: as if heehe should say, HeeHe, whose father is Sol, and mother Luna, -
must, before heehe can be brought to light, be carryedcarried by windy fumes, even
as a bird is caryedcarried by the aireair, when it flyesflies: now from fumes or winds, (which
are nothing elselse but aireair moved) coagulated is produced water, from which mixed
with earth doedo proceed all minerallsminerals and metallsmetals: Yea these very things are
determined to consist and be imediatelyimmediately coagulated of fumes: whether -
therefore it be ascribed to water or fume, the thing is the same, because
they are both the matter of wind: the same may be saydsaid of minerallsminerals -
and metallsmetals, though more remotely: now the quæstionquestion is; who heehe is, that -
ought to be carrydcarried by wind? I answer, Chymically, it is Sulphur, which is -
carrydcarried in Argent vive, as Lully in his bookebook, Chapt 32 attests, and alleall the -*
*Lully there.
The wind carryescarries -
him in his belly, that
is, Sulphur is carrydcarried
in ☿. and Chap. 47.
The Stone is fire -
carrydcarried in the belly -
of aire. . . . .

rest; physically, it is an infant, which ought in a little time to be borneborn into
the world: I say allsoalso Arithmetically, that it is the root of a Cube; Musically,
that it is the Disdiapason; Geometrically, that it is a punctum the beginingbeginning
of a running line; Astronomically, the center of the planets, SaturneSaturn,
Jupiter, and Mars: though these be different subjects, yet if they be -
well compardcompared together, they will easily demonstrate the offspring of wind,
which must be left to every mans industry more or lesseless. But I indigitate
the matter more plainly thus: every Mercury is compounded of fumes, -
that is, of water elevating earth with it into an airy rarity, and of earth
forcing aireair to returnereturn into a watrywatery earth or earthy water: for the Ele=
ments being alltogetheraltogether in it, and mixed, and subdued and reduced together
into a viscous nature, they doedo not easily recede one from the other, 1but
3either 5the 6volatile 2doedo 4follow 7above, 8or
do either follow the volatile above, or
remayneremain below with the fixed, the
first whereof is evident in coḿoncommon Mercury, the other in the PhilosophicallPhilosophical
and fixed metallsmetals: in these the fixed Elements doedo prædominatepredominate over the volatile,
in ^that the volatile oversway the fixed: nor indeed is it without reason, that -
Mercury is calldcalled and reputed the messenger, interpreter, and as it were the
running intermediate minister of the other Gods, with wings fitted to his
head and feet: for heehe is windy, and flyesflies through the aireair as wind itselfeitself,
as is coḿonlycommonly and really confirmed to the damage of many men;


Discourse i1.

but car=
rying a white wand girt with two Serpents crossewisecrosswise, which can draw soulessouls
out of bodyesbodies, and bring them backeback againeagain, and doedo many such contrary
things, heehe exquisitely repræsentsrepresents the PhilosophicallPhilosophical Mercury. Mercury there=
fore is wind, which takes Sulphur or Dionysius, or, if you had rather, Æscu=
Aesculapius, being yet an imperfect Embryo, out of the mothers belly, or even out*
*becomes Volatile

of the ashes of the mothers body burned, and carryescarries it thither, where it -
may be matured; and the Embryo is Sulphur, which is infused into -*
*digested & fix'dfixed

the belly of Boreas by the cœlestiallcelestial SunneSun, that heehe may bring it -
forth being matured, who in the compleatcomplete time of his cariagecarriage producethproduces-*
*the White & reddish
or 🜍

twins, one with white hairehair, called Calais, the other with red, named*
*x a

Zethe: these SonnsSons of Boreas were (as Orpheus the ChymicallChymical poet writes)
with Jason among the Argonauts to carry away the golden fleece from Col=
chos: and Phineus the blind Prophet, infested by the HarpyesHarpies, could not be*
*Black 🜍. illeg. 🜍 re

freed, but by the saydsaid Sonnssons of Boreas, for which benefittbenefit obtained from -
them, heehe, being gratefullgrateful, declared the whole manner of the way to the
Argonauts: But the HarpyesHarpies are noeno other, than corrupting Sulphur, which
is driven away by the Sonnssons of Boreas, having attaindattained to full age, and of a
thing imperfect or molested with noxious birds is made perfect, not sub=
ject to that evillevil, which then shewsshows to Jason the PhysitianPhysician the way to
obtaineobtain the golden fleece. These winds our countryman BasillBasil amongst
others allsoalso takes notice of, and plainly saythsays: TheA double wind ought to comearise;*
*absurdly described

that called Vulturnus, and after that one; then a single wind, called Notus, which mustwill blow*
*Naaman comes
from the north

from the East and South impetuously, whose motion ceasing, soeso as wa=
ter to be made of aireair, you maywill confidently beleivebelieve, that a corporallcorporal -
thing will be made of a spirituallspiritual. And Ripley gate 8. saythsays, that -
our Infant ought to be borneborn againeagain in aireair, that is, in the belly of
wind: SaythSays Scala Philosophorum, degree 6. after the same sense thus:
You must know that the SonneSon of the wise is borneborn in the aireair: and
degree 8: Airy Spirits ascending together into the aireair doedo love them=
one another
, as Hermes saythsays, the wind carrydcarried him in its belly: because -
the generation of our SonneSon is made in the aireair, and being borneborn -
in the aireair is borneborn wisely: for heehe ascends from earth to heaven, and
againeagain descends to earth acquiring both the superioursuperior and inferiourinferior
virtue. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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