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Page 178 - I had, from my childhood, a wart upon one of my fingers : afterwards, when I was about sixteen years old, being then at Paris, there grew upon both my hands a number of warts (at the least an hundred) in a month's space.
Page 332 - We see more exquisitely with one eye shut than with both, because the vital spirits thus unite themselves the more, and become the stronger ; for we may find by looking in a glass whilst we shut one eye, that the pupil of the other dilates.
Page 205 - as we have housed the exotics of hot countries, lemons, oranges, and myrtles to preserve them, so we may house our natives to forward them ; and thus have violets, strawberries, and pease, all winter, provided they be sown and removed at proper times.
Page 178 - On the same subject a writer in the Connoisseur (No. 39) effect of compact and agreement, that a ring should be put on for each other's sake ; to try whether, if one should break his promise, the other would have any feeling of it in his absence.
Page 179 - ... men of credit, though myself, as yet, am not fully inclined to believe it, you shall note the points following : first, the ointment wherewith this is done is made of divers ingredients ; whereof the strangest and hardest to come by, are the moss upon the skull of a dead man unburied, and the fats of a boar and a bear killed in the act of generation.
Page 255 - This work of the transmutation of plants one into another, is "inter magnalia naturae:" for the transmutation of species is, in the vulgar philosophy, pronounced impossible, and certainly it is a thing of difficulty, and requireth deep search into nature; but seeing there appear some manifest instances of it, the opinion of impossibility is to be rejected, and the means thereof to be found out.
Page 130 - For, said he, call Satan, and the echo will not deliver back the devil's name ; but will say, va t'en ; which is as much in French as apage, or avoid.