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    Quote Originally Posted by Argento Vivo View Post
    Sure Vigilance, as for the language aspect, i'd rather start by searching digitalized versions of english/american authors. (concerning english books)
    Oh, that's what I do.. haha. I couldn't find "Die Erleuchteten" anywhere. It would be much easier for me if it were digital. I'm totally prepared to sacrifice it to the scanner. I haven't quite decided how to unbind it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Argento Vivo View Post
    English authors, english groups of the past etc... like philaletes ripley daustin vaughan and backstrom (the american adept as they call him) for example.. i have plenty of their books in english.
    Me too. Philaletes alchemy, or Philaletes the masonic research group? I have a friend who thought Chris Carter based the "Millennium Group" off of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Argento Vivo View Post
    Check also the A. E. Wait collection.
    Hm. I have all that, but I'm mostly interested in pre-Golden Dawn. I "end" at about Eliphas Levi. His History of Magic was probably more important to me in the beginning than Secret Teachings of All Ages

    I used Waite's alchemical translations for a lot of my blog posts.. then as I develop some greater.. "resolution" on the topic, I started wondering about the accuracy. I posted a few questions in here, one of the primary reasons I joined, but no one seem particularly interested in discussing it.

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    There is also this nice looking edition of the Testamentum:

    It is a bit on the pricey side, however, it includes a scholarly edition of the text both in Latin and Catalanian, along with an interesting commentary in Italian by renown Lull expert Michela Pereira. I am not sure if a translation of the Testamentum to modern Italian is contained in the book as well, however, once I receive my recently ordered copy, I will let you know.
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    Excellent.. I think when he was asking me, that was the one he was trying to avoid having to buy. There was a different one some where that was about 35 euros. Probably not as serious. I once bought a Giordano Bruno translation on eBay.. "translation", I should say. It looked like it had just been run through google translate. I was.. impressed. :|

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    Her's a rough transcription of the English translation of Lull's Testament done by a member of an old research group I was in back in 2003.

    1 The testamente of Raymunde Lully

    2 God who? art glorius & onypotent I Beg ye in thy
    3 name, as(?) Reduce or torne into writyng this
    4 volume arte or scyens, to that in tente that
    5 thou myghtist Be sought, worshipt, vudstand(?)
    6 Lovdyd(?), Blyssyd, honoryd, &(?) withe a faythefull
    7 foice(?) praysyd, who(?) in perfyt(?) trynytie(?) of iii persons(?)
    8 the father the Son & the holy ghoste, in our ?stans(?)
    9 &(?) unite of one only eternall & gloryus god
    10 Livithe(?) & Reignythe without Begynnyg & without
    11 ende, and(?) that the thinge(?) may Be made
    12 manifest unto the children of varytie, that who(?)
    13 hathe(?) Ben(?) many manner(?) of wayes to [ ] and
    14 covryd(?) By our(?) prdysessors(?) phors(?) and that this
    15 most excellent & most noble worke(?) of naturall
    16 phire(?) may be made(?) compleat(?), which(?) we shall declare
    17 & showe in this our(?) volume, as well of the
    18 transmutacion.

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    1 transmutacion of Bode imperyt(?) moste perfytly(?) as of the
    2 [ ] of [ ] stones, to the which(?) things Sophists
    3 may not(?) attayne(?) in the Begynnyg of the transmutacio
    4 of Bode imperfyte(?)
    5 This booke we have Lefte to our children of Doctrine
    6 By the manner(?) of a testament, which(?) we have Devidyd(?) in
    7 to iii princypall Booke in(?) theoricle(?) practicle(?) &
    8 Codycall, which(?) iii parts(?) Be devidid into 4 Distinccyons
    9 which(?) Be fygures circulors(?) Definycions inscyptions(?)
    10 aplycations Differenciall, for the second Booke practicall
    11 & the fyrst Booke theorycall for(?) the name of the Devine(?)
    12 Wysdome we intende to Declare to evry(?) childe of
    13 Doctrine the gyfte gyven(?) unto vs. for a nessesary(?)
    14 process(?), without(?) the which(?) full knowledge of the thing
    15 which(?) is one composycion(?) of those things which(?) Be the matters(?)
    16 of nature(?) which(?) Be Desolusions(?) founde in the ordinary
    17 wines prepperithe(?) to Be stone(?), and By cause the
    18 Doctrine

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    1 Doctrine Desolutyne(?) of the things soughe(?) Dothe Breathe(?) &
    2 Inpire and evr(?) more Desyrithe an ende. & to to? to acosumate(?)
    3 into wherof thou(?) woldest(?) be(?) illuminatid with(?) the moste
    4 hyghe eternall sapience(?) & ?durable wysdome to know(?)
    5 the(?) fabrycat veryte(?) By antique(?) wise men without the which(?)
    6 this scyence which(?) [ ] the marie(?) of the noble parte(?) of phyre(?)
    7 maye not Be kept hole(?), and to introduce you By cause(?) it
    8 is nowe(?) tyme that we(?) ought(?) to put forthe the
    9 Deffinitions therof.
    10 Off the Dyfinicyons of this scienc of wherof
    11 some Be theoricall and som practicall
    12 The beginning & Royall standinge in theyr primordiall & [ ]
    13 principlle causeth(?) us(?) to know the nature of Bode
    14 [ ] the meanes with(?) all the extremes of the? knowne,
    15 which(?) meanes(?) & extremes(?)Leste the true cause of mutacion
    16 of them accordinge to things Roote(?) and purpose(?) in a forme(?)
    17 Ryall(?) & a Kynde(?) parmanent, By theyr Disposiors(?)
    18 in to [ ] they Be [ ] table into a moste(?) true(?)
    19 perphycable(?) forme, & also they Be cause of ?ing
    20 &

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    1 & Losing(?) the essence & [ ] of perfyt(?) things, & in as(?) mych
    2 as is possible to Deduce & bringe them to the hyghest & to
    3 [ ] temprament But yf I show spede(?) in this first
    4 Booke without(?) any naturall refraynyge, Lett me have
    5 a commandment from Lady natur, for she hathe aperyd
    6 manyfestly onto me wepinge, Lamenting & cryinge
    7 out alas for my fulfillment & wille trayne me, &(?) my secrete
    8 will Discrybe & manifest me & those things which(?) be
    9 formyd & made by my master wille my Deathe. this is
    10 the sorowe that(?) nature made Before(?) her follower, & to make
    11 short she wept so sore that(?) [ ] was no hart(?) that(?) hathe my
    11 Love & pittie that(?) colde(?) have Refraynyd from weping(?)
    12 to Beholde her, for she felt such sorowe in her Body
    13 that(?) ?gtly she forthought her selfe(?) of the worlde(?) that(?) she
    14 had(?) made in this world, in to wyche that(?) she wolde(?)
    15 have ceasd(?) from all her worde yf(?) she myght have
    16 had Lycence of her master, & therefore she Desiry(?) I to
    17 hand(?) out a p?cept or comanndment that(?) her instrmente
    18 myght

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    1 myght Be Kept(?) secret [ ] the hande of her(?) [ ]
    2 ?esse in [ ] [ ] we wyll(?) Declare all the hole(?)
    3 yf [ ] canst(?) understand, for those thinge Be Devidid By,
    4 generall chaptr into 5(?) Devisions, & for as myche as this
    5 prte of [ ] can not Begyn without theorin be & [ ] be
    6 therfore wesaye that(?) the(?) theoreticle is that(?) parte(?) in the
    which(?) the
    7 Disposicions of the Bode ?sable or able to Be changid
    8 Be she?id or assiynid to temprment & to Be made
    9 knowne as myche as is nessesary to the prfecion(?) of
    10 the mastry(?). practice is that(?) prte in the which(?) the forme
    11 & mannr of Ryght working(?) is Discrybyd accordinge
    12 to the necesessite of the Disposicion Before(?) knowne(?) by the
    13 theoritcle(?), and By cause that(?) nother(?) the Disposicions of
    14 the Bode afore said wy(?) theyr nature maye Be knowne
    15 But By the consideracion(?) of naturall thinge innaturall(?)
    16 & agenst(?) nature. for a Bettr(?) undrstanding therefore(?) we
    17 have Devidid the theoricle into iii prts(?), for as
    18 wyche(?) as the(?) Disposicions of all bode transmutable Be
    19 in Bynde(?) But iii. temprment itemprmet and
    20 newtralyte

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    1 Newtrlite, & it is to Be(?) understand that temprment is [ ]
    2 undr(?) naturalle for complexcion is formally of prte(?) subtyle
    3 ioynid together, or ells to speke(?) Lardgly it is the compo
    4 sition of them, in so myche it maye comprhende a content(?)
    5 of his prte as myche as the said content Reseyvithe
    6 or comprehendithe composycion. Tutempatnos(?) is
    7 comprhendid undr(?) thinge which? Be ageynst nature, which
    8 By another name is called corruption or agoinge
    9 awaye from true tempratues(?), what? the(?) which(?) is all & witout
    10 the which? is nothing. Neutralite is a means contayning
    11 in him selfe Both of the one & of the other & it is
    12 callid other wayesthe(?) Bande of 2 extremes.
    13 Of the temprment & itempment(?) of bode & of
    14 the neutrlytie & of the medizin & instrmente
    15 naturall innaturall & ageynst natur
    16 For as myche as fyrst the(?) oughtyst? to consider that the
    17 temprment is a dysposicion or nature of a prfyt body
    18 By the which(?) naturall arte Be prfyt & made perfyt une(?)
    19 lyatly(?) & without any other meane, which(?) so, as mych is

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    1 judgid to Be a Dispocision or a glue of, all(?) Bode(?) & not of arte
    2 for yf so be a medicionall substans Be not well ?prat it shall(?)
    3 seace(?) [ ] to thinge imprfyt Bode to prfecion; Bycause it
    4 wantith som thing which(?) ought to be put unto it, which(?) [ ]
    5 dowe(?) queccion is made prfyt, Neverthelesse it is namyd
    6 amyghty temprment only that is apte to Do the(?) acte, which(?) is
    7 givinge(?) complexion to the same By complexion of his
    8 temprment, which(?) is Don By waie of pleccion(?) knowne,
    9 this arte causithe the medycin to Be apte by his
    10 temprment, to the knowledge wherof ought prncipally
    11 thyne entrent to Be Redressyd, which(?) entendyst(?) to bringe
    12 our(?) worlde(?) of noble temprment to an ende with(?) the instrment
    13 of noble & prudent wisdome, for the whole consideration(?)
    14 is abought the tmprment(?), which(?) we can not grante(?) By
    15 any meanes to him which(?) is made wholy strange
    16 from our(?) Lytall place which(?) contaynithe prfecion, and
    17 By this thing suche a considrer(?) is Banished from
    18 his hole purpose, even as he is Banished By
    19 suprflus fantasis, which(?) inqirithe(?) whether company

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    1 By an inward wytt of nature & By the will of a mastr
    2 is founde(?) in the firment, or ells By god(?) hering together
    3 of thinge [ ], By crafte instructe(?) in medicin
    4 making one forme or Dyvers(?), for temprment as it is
    5 a thinge prfyt of acte is not knowne more clerar(?), [ ]
    6 [ ] or founde more ryghtlyer, wherfore by this
    7 said science whether it Be of one forme or of Dyvers
    8 nevrtheless evrmore [ ] is one manr to observe & kepe(?) the
    9 termes of going to the ende of the said temprment,
    10 which(?) temprment we will to Be signified by./C/ itemprment(?)
    11 is one Disposition innaturall corruptid which(?) is causyd(?) by
    12 Resolution ellymentall, By the which(?) imedyatly & with(?)
    13 out meane the arte of the individually of nature
    14 Be corruptid, for ther slyper?es(?) & [ ] far of(?)
    15 from the temprment which(?) cam By contynuans and
    16 gethering together of ther prte in the compounde, which(?)
    17 in?empratnes(?) we will to Be [ ] By /G/ in
    18 the condision of /D/&/if/into/G/ Newtralite is
    19 arisane(?)

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    1 arisan(?) or Disposicion in the which By arrisane(?) manr the acte of
    2 [ ] Be formyd with(?) ?vacyon of the Bynde as [ ]
    3 the Judgment of experiens of the sences(?) & it is signified
    4 By [ ] pluctyd(?) out of /B/&/ff/ turning agayne into
    5 /D/ By tho(?) is formyd /O/ as we shall showe in the
    6 practice which(?) is the seconde prte, & lyke(?) as we have
    7 shewyd Before that the theorycle of this crafte is Devidid
    8 into iii prte, & of these iii prte you(?) must Dygye(?) & plucke(?) out
    9 the same. Therefore you(?) oughtist to understand that evry
    10 childe of Doctrine ought to consider all the prte of the
    11 theorycle [ ] manr of wayes takinge them as narrowly(?)
    12 as they may be taken accordinge to the nature of
    13 the kynde, & ther sore(?) some tyme they ought to Be
    14 consyderyd & undrstand By Reason according to that(?)
    15 thinge that be in them, & some tyme according to
    16 that thinge that the Ryght signes & that Be moste
    17 next(?) according unto nature By any Respecteabull
    18 to Be notyd By knowledge in Bode temprall
    19 But the first consideracion ought to [ ] in ordr
    20 of Doctrine

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    1 of doctrine intelectuall as you(?) shalt fynde Declaryd in
    2 the tretice of questions of the Breve art in the 4 chaptr
    3 in the qestyon of the second book of this art complete(?)
    4 for a noble infstruction & inobill appetite ought to be
    5 syngid(?) in the hart of this childe of Doctrine, to when(?)
    6 we wyll make manifest our secret with Revelacion, which
    7 is movyd of the creator of all intellygence, for By
    8 consyderacyon of this second Booke Doinge no Snibry(?)
    9 to nature, this shall we Declare the whole that is nedfull
    10 to this mastry By a Devine xcesse(?) Revelat and
    11 sheweyd(?) unto us, & yf so Be you Be afaythfull som
    12 unto us we shall make mayfest unto the that(?) thing
    13 of secret which is the instrment making prfyt of the
    14 whole mastry & of all nature, & to evry childe of
    15 Doctrine we commande & exhibite undr payne of
    16 cursing(?) & of the maledicyon of almighty god
    17 that he Do not Revele or shew our said secret unto the
    18 Dummies(?) or infidelle ageynst the faythe But to hide

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    1 it & hold that secret it it [ ] not to [ ] knowledge, [ ]
    2 [ ] it out of mouth(?) of man who then(?) shalt fynde
    3 in the same, in the second prte.
    4 Of the ?sall principills of nature, & howe they be
    5 Deavine(?) out of a compusyd(?) mass(?) & of the 4
    6 & of the iii primordiall principills for the gretter(?)
    7 forme of the worlde, in Reducing unto 3 mastry
    8 the leser forme as of a lesser worlde
    9 the principille naturall promordiall & succedent in the
    10 Worlde of nature, Be universally all extremes which maie be
    11 with meanes, Betwen the which(?) as I have said or shewyd
    12 to be Declaryd, other shall Decllare the nature of the
    13 primordiall principille in the second prte practicall
    14 above the powr of natur is the most hyght celestiall
    15 god who is XIPHA(?) et(?) OO(?). ?end without begynnyg
    16 & begynnyge without ende, creator & formar of all
    17 principille afore said & succedent who(?) called the
    18 extremes & meanes in the worlde of nature, this
    19 natur Did god create of nothing in to one pur
    20 substans

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    1 substans which(?) we call the quintessencs in the which(?) all natur
    2 is comprehended, of this substans devidid in to iii prte
    3 according unto the devyne essens, of the pur prte god
    4 created angelle, of the seconde prte he created planette
    5 & all the sterres, & of the iii prte which(?) was not so pur
    6 god creatyd this world in this manner. But sonn(?) thou(?)
    7 oughtist not to undrstand this as it is given to the
    8 But that it is as that was creatyd all together at the wyll
    9 of the most hyghe creator without any succession or
    10 following of worke & without any matter procedinge
    11 which dyd(?) beholde [ ] ?session or following of [ ]
    12 for yt shold not Be [ ] creation or operacion which
    13 Beholdithe a creacion of Beinge comynge By crafts
    14 for By crecion is nothing in the being substanciall
    15 wherfore we shall shew the this thing yf than
    16 wylt understand what a speriite(?) of sciens, & not
    17 a Riyticall(?) of [ ] for we speke(?) thus to the
    18 Respecte of the worlde of nature, to the which you(?) ought
    19 to Be

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    1 to Be [ ] in this mastey & [ ] [ ] have(?)
    2 said thes thinge as an example that thou myghte undrstand
    3 us well as is afore said & not as it is wryten. The most
    4 highest creator Devidid this prte in to 5 prte & of one prte
    5 most oure, god created the great G?essions of ellemente
    6 which takithe prte with a heavinly thing which is signified By [symbol]
    7 & he Devidid this into 4 prte, the fyst prte most pur is
    8 signified By /P/ which is given to the second prte Lesse(?)
    9 of the second prte of the elelmente, & the second prte Lesse
    10 pur is signified By /Q/ which is given to the ayre(?), which is
    11 creatid of the 3rd(?) prte of the ellemente, & the iii prte of the
    12 ellemente Lesse pur is signified By /R? & this is atri-
    13 Butid unto the water, which is an element creat of the
    14 4t prte of ellemente Lesse pur, & the 4th prte Lesse pur
    15 is signified By /S/ & this is to the element terestriall
    16 [ ] was created of the 5 prte of ellemente lesse pur,
    17 and for to my he that nature is Lesse pur & lesse fyt
    18 it Disservithe(?) perfecyon, & the one with the others is made
    19 prfecte By concordans of theyr properties(?), of her instrmente
    20 of the first beinge, which Be pricipant with a thing celestiall

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    1 Nevertheless this apetid(?) of percection of nature /~/ from
    2 generacion to corruption & from corruption to generacion
    3 for the most hyhist instincyon or apetid(?) comyth(?) not
    4 imediately of the creator of nature, for yf so be that he
    5 sholde make the thing, then it shold be made By the
    6 creator & not By nature & then shold it be perfyt
    7 without Distincyon, and therefore when the sustinc(?)
    8 or apetid(?) comythe of nature, she can not make any
    9 thing perfyt without it be made perfyt By the nature
    10 Devine or By the Devine intelligens, as By in the
    11 quick nature which is Rectyfyed By the intelligens
    12 Devine, as By the master of the worlde, By this
    13 thing thou maist understand and that nature of the fyst
    14 ellemente after the devision of the iii substans
    15 primordyally creatid, not that you shalt understand that
    16 the substans of them Be symple the [ ] element
    17 But the substans fourthe, thyrd, seconde & fyrst
    18 ellymente of the 5th prte which we call the primordiall
    19 elyment & substans symple By the which the forsaid

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    1 substans ellymentally Be ellementale(?) [ ] [ ] according(?)
    2 as it is above Declarid so these 4 ellemente truly [ ]
    3 pur & clere By the Reason of the clere(?) prte of nature of the which
    4 they were created unto the tyme of [ ] which came(?)
    5 out of nature, & is there yet until the tyme of sudnlyenis(?)
    6 & [ ] after [ ], But afterward that men Be dead &
    7 Beaste & thinges springing of the erthe Be Dessicate
    8 & made [ ] what Distanttion(?) of generation coming from
    9 corruption into generacion & from generacion into
    10 corrupcion, so that of the Bode in pur [ ] Be [ ]
    11 the elements into that thing which hapnithe(?) or changithe
    12 the elements, By the which corruption evry(?) thing Lyving
    13 is of a chort Lyffe, for nature can nevr make a thing
    14 so perfyt By the Reason of his grace & corruptible
    15 mattr as she did in the Beginning [ ]
    16 shall, But nature in working takithe som prte
    17 of imperfection with great corrupcion, By cause of the
    18 mattr of element Lesse which fyndithe Dayly(?)
    19 for

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    1 for that thinge which she putithe [ ] to change her compound
    2 then she Dyd put in compounding the string prte of the
    3 said Bande, & By this Doctrine sonn you maist understand
    4 the philososopicall speche(?) which shal(?) be endyd in the end of
    5 the worlde, thoe [ ] christ shall com to judge the
    6 worlde By fyre /~/ with the fyre of [ ] wihich burnithe
    7 evry thing that is not of the puryte of the said ellemente
    8 & all that thing which is componde of evylnes(?) & impuritye
    9 [ ] conformdyd into the depe(?), & that thing which the fyre
    10 hath fynde compound of pure virtu(?) above his spe?
    11 he shall shut it up Lyving by & eternally, & the
    12 wyll & impure(?) shall fall upon those that Be Damd(?)
    13 & all the pure virtu(?) upon them that Be Blessid,
    14 and By this thy consyderacyon may take light(?)
    15 that in the ende evry thing shall go to his []
    16 pace from whence it cam out fyst, understand
    17 yet further that this erthe which we tread upon is
    18 not very ellyment, But it is ellymentatal of the
    19 very [ ]

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    1 very 1st(?) element, [ ] that [ ]
    2 the first substands ellementall of the Bode
    3 elementate wherof the erthe is formid
    4 which the 1st cause woyde from virtu(?) forma-
    5 tyme as a Body many made(?) & in one
    6 compunde adiomid(?) to putryfaction as
    7 elle matter compound without forme of the for said in[ ]
    8 By a Recipricat action to the elements of [ ] or [ ]
    9 But in the conture of the erthe, the reste is acting(?) in
    10 & [ ] ellyment ehivh the fyre can not destoye or
    11 Burne in the fearfull daye, & so By kewyse(?) of other
    12 ellementes Then By this Declaracion mayst under-
    13 stande [ ] a substans principale simple materyall
    14 of the which without devision were formyd all thinges in one
    15 thoughe we have spoken to the which devision, not [ ] it
    16 from the kynde which is the quintessence, & you shalt subtra?
    17 the whole principalitie from the compound ellementes
    18 & which shalt saie that you be iii principalles of all thinges /?/
    19 artificiall [ ], and matter, The first
    20 principall

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    1 principle artificiall is god creator of all thinges the
    2 2 principle is callid example & [ ] [ ] of him
    3 which is wyssdom & the 3 principle following is callid
    4 the mattres created By him with wisdom which procedithe(?)
    5 from him selfe & it is the primordiall element
    6 which we call the which we have declared yf you hast
    7 well understand us By the which you nedyst not to
    8 [ ] to [ ] him in his [ ] essences or simple
    9 kynde, or to Begyn our opericional
    10 thoughe thou canst not doyt(?) nor
    11 [ ] it without the same, But
    12 [ ] you oughtist to searche it in the
    13 kynde compound, in which is I have
    14 said to you all the elements Be cre-
    15 atid of the said substans & of the
    16 same Be animatyd to creat & corrupt,
    17 wherfore it is necessary as it aperith
    18 By nature that when all thinge being under
    19 the

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    1 the globe of the moone Be compounde created & formid [ ]
    2 of the said matter which is callyd the(?), Bycause from that
    3 ys [ ] influence into one thing than in other thinges
    4 as we have presevid in nature which is borne [ ] in [ ]
    5 therfore Be which sure(?) that nothing of this worlde maie be creatid
    6 nor ingendryd without it for this thing is the gathering(?)
    7 of every Body ellementale in the worlde of nature, & therefore
    8 we call this nature the primordyall Beginning of evry(?)
    9 thing ellementale in the worlde of nature, for of her simple
    10 substans the element which Be the matters of nature were
    11 together created what Devine separacion /~/ erthe water
    12 eyer & fyre which Be Dodes elymentale By the said
    13 primoryall simple ellemente which is in them, & of this
    14 understanding prededithe the meth?ers which said that the
    15 kynde of elements is founde in the said principle
    16 in only fornes which is the primoryall principle of
    17 things & for this cause if you require or seke(?) sutche
    18 a matter understand the same to Be a pure subiect, which
    19 is

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    1 is the union of motion of formes in the which is retainis(?) all
    2 formes with possibilitie for it containithe many influences
    3 & ?yding infinite after the Densite of the extreme
    4 formes & meanes which it containithe in himselfe & by som
    5 proces(?) it is callid the receptacle & forme which is producyd
    6 of a celestiall matter which was of his nature, & By other
    7 that is callid silva(?) /~/ a woode comparing the same to
    8 a [ ] & ?sticall thing, & that By the reason of his
    9 possibilite, & By other it is callyd posyblylyte Bycause
    10 it hathe no forme in that selfe naturally, But it fol-
    11 dythe all formes with possibilitie, as silence hathe hy(?)
    12 selfe without hering of any thinge, & By ?eas to
    13 him that seythe not.Darkness is fine, so this matter is to
    14 understand as nothing to Be understand, & howe(?) the
    15 ellemente Be ordered(?) in the worlde, of which althing
    16 Be ingendrid in manner as it aperithe in the chapter
    17 following. Of the Lesse form with the principilles
    18 ?dent

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    Note: This entire page is a diagram. It is a circle divided into 8 parts:

    A: deus(?)
    B: 4 elementes
    C: vapors & ponds(?) of 4 [ ]
    D: [ ][ ] of the 4 elements
    E: the stincking(?) spirits
    F: argent(?) vi. phila pop [ ]
    G: [ ] philophitall
    H: mettall

    There are three abbreviations to the left of the diagram:

    C: temperament
    G: itemperament
    F(?): neutralits

    There are three abbreviations to the right of the diagram:

    B: naturall
    D: innaturall
    H: ageynste nature

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    1 In the [ ] of nature more(?) nere(?) according to the [ ]
    2 & meanes of ther(?) more nere operacions, and formyth as with [ ]
    3 said many tymes that the principles Be universally all extremes(?) [ ]
    4 meanes of them, therefore we saie that the first principall
    5 extreme of all things Be the 4 ellementes which we shall
    6 shall Declare to Be the elements which is signified by B
    7 the 2 Be the vapours which Be compound of the said ellementes
    8 imedyatly & they Be of the first composicion of nature, & is
    9 signified By C into the which vapoures all bodes ellemetave(?)
    10 Be resolvyd to enter(?) into a new generacyon. [ ] is the clere
    11 water compounde of the said vapoures of the 4 ellementes
    12 with condensacyon of the nature which comythe
    13 in the said vapoures of the 4 ellementes, & this is
    14 signified By D which is the most nere(?) matter of any [ ]
    15 which is not to Be founde running(?) upon the erthe& this
    16 iis ingendrid [ ] in evry Body ellementat ?edent
    17 of the matter of the ayre, & that humidite [ ] is
    18 ponderus & what an homogenious ayre rainithe(?) abought
    19 By moving of the wynde By [ ] placis [ ]
    20 or perforat(?)

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    1 or perforat(?) placis(?) [ ] under the erthe [ ] places
    2 & it fallithe in sulphery mynes caused of the [ ] [ ]
    3 [ ], and the 4th is one substans which is within the myne
    4 Drawing more near to nature of mettall & it is callid
    5 Carcadis(?) & glasse(?) [ ]which is an erthe & the manner of
    6 mettalls, By another manner it is callid [ ]
    7 [ ] & [ ] in [ ], red, Blacke & grene many-
    8 fest or openly & he hathe the coller of the [ ]
    9 Lyzard imedyatly ingendrid of that matter, of the said any
    10 [ ] of a [ ] vapoure & dry sulpherins(?), & in
    11 his [ ] [ ] into the Lyssard in the which is the
    12 forme & kynde of the st? sprite, in the mix ever of
    13 when(?) is multyplyd the mynerall heat which is the Lysse(?) of
    14 mettalls & is signified By [ ]. The [ ] extreme
    15 or meane Be the vapors imedyatly ingenderid withe
    16 resolusion By rectificacion of the said glassy ?stans
    17 & thys is the first & next matter to veneracion(?) of all
    18 mettall ingendrid of naturall [ ] & revyvid
    19 in the

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    1 in the forme(?) [ ] of [ ] water of the which all the
    2 investygated of this science ought to understand in the
    3 worde of nature to Be [ ] [ ] But not suche as is founde
    4 upon the grounde, nor shall not Be untyll suche tyme
    5 that it Be formid first into a [ ] & Blood(?) & Penem(?) &
    6 & that is to Be signified by H. The which(?) Be [ ]
    7 By succession medyatly ingenerid By nature from
    8 substans of the said quicke(?) water of the which a vaporie
    9 congilithe(?) all that arg. vi. which is the rety? of
    10 the said vapore into that mettall wherof the vapore is,
    11 & that is done By Separacion which the matter tabithe(?)
    12 By nature with informacion such or Lyke as is admin-
    13 istrat to the forme & kynde of the said mettall
    14 & these sulphurs Be signified By /G? The [ ] is
    15 ingendryd By vapors of the said sulphurs and
    16 quickfilness By [ ] deccyon(?) & By the mettals
    17 which Be very extremes with a perfyt closure in the
    18 worde of nature, yet By corrupcion when they
    19 Be out

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    1 Be out of the mynes nature dothe intende to reduce them
    2 By cirules(?) [ ] the [ ] in the corrupting & agayne
    3 ingendring & those Be terminate agayne or another
    4 tyme into a newe(?) generacion By disgestion in the [ ]
    5 in the which the vapors Be shutt from these corruptible things
    6 By naturull [ ] for the vaygh tymes of the ellementes
    7 & By the [ ] dygestyd [ ] suche tyme they Be
    8 [ ] into a Better kynde, as the generacion of [ ]
    9 is made in the Body of the Beat By disgest ing of
    10 datings(?) as it is declaryd in the greate arte in the chapter
    11 which Beginnithe manifest de generacione et corruptione in
    12 mettallis & for as whyche as it is ther(?) wryten with determinacion(?)
    13 Litterall, that the phors(?) is not forced to [ ] to any
    14 aforine(?) Lyke to another mettall, Lyke as a painter or
    15 a carvar which in a great piece of tymbar or in a store(?)
    16 dothe in printe the forme of a man artificially, which
    17 forme hathe a great discripcion with the matter, wherfore
    18 in this case it is said that the forme is very strange from
    19 the matter which is ina shorte(?) tyme corruptible & suche
    20 wordes Be not asimulate(?) to the worde of nature
    21 in her

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    1 in her operacions or matter, for as they fabte(?) of the matter of [ ]
    2 nature, Lykewise they Be not asimulate(?) of operation, for they
    3 can not gyve the vertu(?) informatyve to the matter convenyent(?) which
    4 hathe an sustincte(?) or desire to Refyne the [ ] where(?) he
    5 is adminstred there(?) unto By naturall informacion. But it hen(?)
    6 By crafte knowne which is a substract of nature which is callid
    7 examples or a thing Lyke ?wise & an Ingenious [ ]
    8 dothe [ ] his worke to the worke of nature with
    9 ?action of his kynde mynerall after that he formyth a
    10 thing of suche vurtu which dothe ?come the hole course of
    11 nature, & By this thy understanding may knowe a perfeyte(?)
    12 that naturall work may be formid(?) Bt science & crafte
    13 of the workar(?), after the doctrine of his [ ] insterment
    14 and Son knowe you(?) futher that men knowe not howe to
    15 to use ther memory to understand & investigat the very
    16 true(?) Beings(?), wether the wyll of chosing(?) the good
    17 Beings & forsaking the evyll Beings which Be agaynst
    18 natur(?) therfor, Bycause they can not put these power as
    19 in crafte which is the instrument of them, of the which we

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    1 shall instruct you(?) in the second parte that you mayst touché the
    2 ryall in our worke & mastry for witche the [ ] of which of the
    3 which we shall inform you in the second parte you shalt have
    4 a prefounde(?) & a perfyt science which a delectacion(?) By the which
    5 standing may attayne one kynde what another & what the order
    6 of one kynde attayne to the order of another kynde, & so
    7 shall he have an ordynate delectacion, & shall under-
    8 stand what is [ ] & comen & for this cause sciens(?) is
    9 [ ] Be [ ] & not [ ] makithe groce(?) the understanding
    10 & [ ] them from the understanding the necessities
    11 of the true Beings, as it is declaryd in the desiryd tree(?) of
    12 phire(?) in the [ ] distinctcion in chapter understanding
    13 of the pacens of /ff/C?/ wherfore it aperithe that suche
    14 as Be ignorant in our mastrye have an inordinate
    15 displeasure. Wherfore Son we shall gyve to the other
    16 principills which Be succedent in the chapter which suche
    17 intencyon that the forsaid mettalls Be signified by /G?/
    18 & so note of them that wantithe & hathe no paciens
    19 shall never attayne the syens.
    20 Nowe(?)

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    1 Now followeth of the figure of [ ] of what principal
    2 the mastry is made & howe many they Be in
    3 nombar & of the conversion or forming.
    4 The primordiall principills in our mastry Be iii principally
    5 quicke(?) nature with the stincking spirit of the which sulphur is
    6 creat. which is our stone. But for Bycause these Be not above the
    7 erthe in the naturall acte as it Be ?ithe. But Be founde
    8 in an erthely matter in forme of mettall in the which is the
    9 vapore of them therfore we take the extremes of nature
    10 By the meanes of crafte(?) passing to a substans within his
    11 myne /~/D/C?/B?/ But Bycause these be contraries
    12 [ ] of, Bycause of the extremes of theyr nature, wsydome
    13 hathe shewyd(?) us that we shold take /ff?/ which is the meane
    14 disposicion of the extremes of the said nature, which disposician
    15 is chosen of, I as asperithe(?) [ ] the figure of them
    16 declaryd in the second [ ] By the chapter precedinge,
    17 so that ff? convertithe /d?/ in C? that all together maye be
    18 convertid into /B/ & that this /B/ By circulacion Be
    19 reducyd into /G?/ of the which you shalt derive /ff/ in our
    20 mastry in the place of quicke nature & of the stinking

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    1 spirit, for so ff hathe power to counte [ ] /G?/ [ ] [ ]
    2 of the forme & that shalle all actually that thing which was in power
    3 in the worke of nature & of the Best meanes By reason of the
    4 extremes within /ff/ & /d/ Be actually /H?/ G/ & /d/ decocte pure
    5 & strongly digest By the [ ] of the nature of the wise artic(?)
    6 sicer(?) wherfore it is not convenient But only to remove
    7 & separate one parte of /d/ & one parte of R(?), & then you shalt
    8 [ ] in the worke of crafe(?) [ ] to nature, other changing
    9 of nature & myche more Letter By the helpe of /C/ & d, which
    10 came of [ ] & H which is Brought out By the roots of, by [ ]
    11 /B of the [ ] is made ff which is creat & [ ] into
    12 /G By the course of nature in our mastry, & this /G/ is
    13 the first & next matter of the which we creat our perfight(?)
    14 [ ] which is the firment of the elixir.

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    1 The Worke of Crystall Berrall(?) & Corroll
    2 Ry? deare frende ye shall understand that to the worhip
    3 of god & for more understanding & knowing of kynde
    4 althoughe I Be uncomming of the simple understanding
    5 of naturall [ ], with the helpe of the grate of the
    6 holy trinite I write to you this tretis determininge
    7 the worke according to [ ] of 3 elyxers,
    8 elyxir vite, & elixir mytall(?), the elixir vitre is made
    9 of 2 Bodes of Lyght that [ ] fayre & Bright, the which
    10 Ben Dead Lyinge in the erthe, & when ye have
    11 them ye must put them in purgatory to change(?)
    12 them(?) of their superfluities, then after you must [ ] you from
    13 Deathe to Lyffe(?), & with the sope of amaydon [ ] you(?), &
    14 then they Be brought into a fyzt Body ?nall
    15 of the 5th(?) Beings, the which is callid the philosophors(?) stone
    16 then after that he is fed with his mothers mylke
    17 & is

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    1 & is incresid Bodely with Bodely firment & then he
    2 hathe power to heale perfitly all the imperfyt Bodes of
    3 the myne,& also all the sicke(?) Bodes of mankynde, as
    4 I shalldeclare more openly in the Last ende of this
    5 Booke, for the multiplycacions & the firmentacions of this
    6 elyxir is almost Lyke. Nowe openly I will declare
    7 the [ ] of the elixir vite for sothe it is made of
    8 3 materials /~/3 ?sions stones /~/ Cristall Berall,
    9 & Corall in the Beginning of this worke Let us
    10 wisly drawe out cristall [ ] of the 5th Being, for
    11 without dought this [ ] hathe power of disolving
    12 of Corall & to Redresse you into the first matter, so that
    13 they Be first all dep? of theyr corruption, &
    14 when they Be perfytly clensid & dyolvid wisly
    15 dystillid singularly, & afterward[ ] closyd that they
    16 flye not awaye, & kost(?) you & seethe you kyndly after
    17 the

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    1 the waies of philosophers(?) & it shalle congelid(?) into [ ] body
    2 saving the coller of Sirop(?) & that is callid [] Blyssid stone
    3 after his Bodely firmentacion hathe a Blyssyd virtu
    4 to heale all manner of sicknes, as well of the Bodes of the
    5 myne as of mankynde, & when this stone is kyndly
    6 fermentyd(?) & disolvid with his owne Blude(?) pure, and
    7 noryshed(?) & incresid as well in quantite as in qualite
    8 then it is properly(?) callid the elixir whit & afterward
    9 when it is caste upon marce(?) it formithe it into the
    10 elixir whit sodenly, & then it is callid properly(?) a perfyt
    11 medicine. also I said unto you openly ye shall
    12 understand the matrimony of the body & the [ ] shalle [ ]
    13 anon after the water is drawne out, or at the least waye with
    14 in 3 ?wars, & the first fecis(?) to Be cast awaye, also
    15 the vessel must Be stopid with [ ] clothe after the in?-
    16 nacyon, also ye shall understand that the red(?) may not
    17 Be disolvyd with his first water that the whit erthe is
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    1 But the red erthe is calcinid therein for fothe(?) that
    2 all [ ] & makithe them(?) to enter I saye the [ ] of the blessid
    3 stone, not the [ ] of fools as sulpher [ ] & comen(?)
    4 mercury & fake(?) armonyack, none of these is our Blessid stone,
    5 [ ] ye(?) shall understand that the bodes(?) of Lyght /~/ [ ] &
    6 Corall Be of subtler substans & of Lyter fucion(?) then be
    7 the perfyt Bodes of kynde, for they Be of fixer(?) retencion(?)
    8 then is come mercury in his kynde, for these bodes be
    9 But Lytell [ ], & they Be callid the meane bodes
    10 Betwene comen mercury & the perfyt Bodes of kynde, therfore
    11 saithe Bacon it is to those our(?) matter to the elixir vite in
    12 which is cleane [ ] & pure & not fulle decocte, But
    13 evenly(?) & proportcionally comyxt with suche a [ ] for whit
    14 or red, & congilid into a masse that our naturall win
    15 & craftie(?) fyre we maye com to [ ] clensing &
    16 complet to purify so that after the ende of the worke
    17 it Be 2000 parte more perfyt thenthe perfyt bodes of
    18 of

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    1 kynde that Before decocte, of the form(?) & the [ ] is ingendrid
    2 [ ] of the 5th Being that is our ston, & without the spine(?) of some
    3 & moone is made no perfyt generacion nor light of fucion
    4 of the elixir vito. But note well that this do? [ ] is of
    5 the myne of the erthe the first [ ] is callid [ ] of the myne
    6 & this is the pp? sperme(?) of the 6 Bodes of the myne. the seconnd
    7 [ ] is that thing that is shed out & dep? from the perfyt stone
    8 of the myne in his myne & in his decoction, the which being
    9 is properly(?) callid the superfluite of him what a temperat decoccion
    10 of naturall heate into a subtile red Body corruptible
    11 naturally [ ] worthily is calllid the sperme(?)of
    12 of the son, in the same manner comithe for the in the myne
    13 the whit sperme of perfit mone(?) of the myne for G?
    14 saithe, when Bothe Ben pperat(?) from the filthynes
    15 corruption they Be redy to(?) dissolve, & connection(?) to be
    16 maide of them Bothe ageyne & is redy to make son &
    17 moone better then any of the myne, & yf any philosopher(?) will
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    1 saye that this is false(?), answer ageyn & say experfly(?) this
    2 the philosophers(?) stone is quicksilver(?) But not common mercury, the
    which is
    3 a [ ] water but not a vis? nor unpure / the most pure
    4 ?yght [ ] & [ ] whit cleare & shining throws(?)
    5 out as hevin, & [ ] saythe that of everything that
    6 maye Be made mercury pure son & moone maye be made
    7 expelling / for as [ ] as mercury is [ ] & matter
    8 of all mettalls & of all the Bodes of the erthe & of the mines
    9 Ergo(?) the philosophers(?) stone is founde in evry place, & yet
    10 especially in the myne of man, for that is the hyest & the
    11 most virtuose(?) myne of all [ ] / Macrobart(?) saithe
    12 that there be /3/ manner of mynes /~/ the myne of the erthe
    13 out of which comythe many diverse kynde ?yght
    14 pp?fitable to good workes/ & also the myne of the
    15 sea, & [ ] a myne(?) of man, for sothe(?) the myne of the
    16 sea is But our(?) & that is Cristall without the which the elixir
    17 vite wyll never Be made & the myne of man is
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    1 properly(?) but one thing & in especiall(?) But one Byside [ ]
    2 pasathe(?) all only kynde of mynes of the ertze, in the which myne
    3 is formede(?) the stone of philosophers(?), & therefore in the myne of
    4 his head that purest mercury & sulpher passing alloy?
    5 kynde, of mynes, & therefore Aristocell(?), plato, Virgille
    6 & many [ ] philosophers say this Gecarliche(?) in order & in
    7 mans Bloode. 34the(?) nighty(?) of the complexion of colleric be
    8 & sanguine, is founde our stone of the myne of the erthe
    9 & so it is founde in every man, & it is of the foulist
    10 thing & of vile purpose(?). So that of every poore sicke philosophor(?) &
    11 nedy(?), may this worke Be made that By his reason &
    12 wisdome that god hathe given him of his specyall
    13 grace/ also it founde after philosophers(?) in mercury that is mother
    14 of all mettalls & of all Lyqibills. & yet it is callid
    15 a stone of the myne/ of the erthe it is callid a vegetable /
    16 or an erball, for of the juce of /3/ erbes By evin porion
    17 myxid together / ther Be the erbes, ?curyalis, portulata,
    18 marina

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    1 marine that makithe the whit mylke, & the erbe of [ ]
    2 Belydome(?), & for certen there is no differens Betwixte(?) thes
    3 mercury of thes /3/ erbes & the mercury of the myne of
    4 the erthe, Ergo this stone is of vegitable things, & so that
    5 is founde in every place, also it is callid a beast, for
    6 when the elements of this mercury Ben deptid(?)
    7 & By evyn(?)wouyght(?) Be mynid together with
    8 out any [ ] thing & well closed in a glasse & set(?) in
    9 horse some(?) /3/ monthes,then Be Brought for the horible
    10 wormes(?) of the philosophers(?), & one devotithe(?) a [ ], tyll they
    11 have made & Brought forthe a great toode(?), & this
    12 Beast of himselfe is elixir upon Jupiter & saturne
    13 Ergo this stone is a Beast, & therefore no man(?) dought that
    14 [symbol - Sol] to be a ston that sheithe(?) himselfe & raysithe him
    15 selfe agen, & quickithe(?) himselfe with ioyning to of
    16 firment, & formithe into son or(?) a nome(?) / also the philosopher(?)
    17 said as I sayd tofore(?), it is founde in every man
    18 &

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    1 & therefore it is callid the philosophers egge, as Aristoteyl(?) saithe
    2 egge Lyethe/3/ things a shell(?) a whit & a yolke so in the philosophers
    3 stone Lyethe /3/ things according therto, a vessel of glasse, for the
    4 shell, a whit Lycore for the whit & a red fore the yolke, & so
    5 of the red(?) of the whit is made the Birde of the philosophers(?),
    6 as they said Before & the stone made of /3/ things as [ ]
    7 cristall Birrall, & corrall, cristall that groweth in the myne
    8 is not so good as the artificiall, for he is Best of all
    9 cristalls, for why, he rednises(?) all calsis(?) of Bodes into water
    10 when they Be medlyd & ground with [ ] & afterward put
    11 into a moyst place to dissolve, for truly this crystall
    12 Bringithe marce(?) & saturne into mercury the vertu
    13 & properte(?) of cristall artificiall is this, for soothe he
    14 disolvithe Birrall & corrall, & he incresithe in birrall
    15 his whitnes & in corroll his rednes, & changithe
    16 you from your corporalyte(?) into [ ], & with him at
    17 the Best they Be purged, & it is the myne of the elixir
    18 vite, for why the philosophers with them makithe the resolucions
    19 &

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    1 & ther coagulacions of the elixir for why with him they solve &
    2 congyle the worke of the cristall is callid the first of the
    3 elixir vite the which closithe & openithe & ofte(?) ageyn clothithe
    4 & openithe, without this keye(?) the which the first philosophers shewid
    5 not for soothe(?) this key is [ ] flying a stone gendering
    6 & an helper to the elixir for [ ] nether he wolde nother(?)
    7 [ ] enter we Be complet, also this key is flying as a
    8 [ ] & with a body he is a body, & therefore in him is great
    9 previte hid, & in the Booke of Lume(?) Lumenin(?) saithe
    10 in crystal [ ] shall serve, for why, yf god had
    11 not made him this elixir vite a nyght(?) [ ] Be complet
    12 & also the stove(?) of alkamye ware vayne, therefore who that
    13 workithe without cristall he dothe wast, for wyt(?) ye
    14 well else bodes of dead stones in the [ ] may not
    15 [ ] without him, wherefore I aske forgyvnes of
    16 almyghty god for this that I have said, for this shalle
    17 sufficient to the, for soothe all the hid [ ] is in his
    18 solucion dystillacion & coagulacion it neadithe but
    19 a Light

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    1 a Light preparacion & it is of great [ ] for why he By
    2 By himselfe alone & also with Bodes craftily fixithe [ ]
    3 without when [symbol: mercury?] By himselfe & also with Bodes flyethe
    4 for soothe as many philosophers say that crystal alone all [ ]erthly
    5 thing is most commendable, for with is rectified every
    6 man, of all the purite(?) is in crystal in the [ ] preparat(?)
    7 for he that knowest every hid privite(?) for that is wise mens(?) sope
    8 & maydens [ ], for why he makithe Bodes whit therfore
    9 put they mynde in cristall & thinke But on him
    10 Bacon saithe yf you wilt be ritche preparat well cristall
    11 with his Bretherne & use him not in no worke But he
    12 Be preparat solvid & coagulid & ells you shalt not have
    13 the properties(?) of a Lembroke(?) he is red(?) without & whight
    14 within.
    15 Of the [ ] high minerall
    16 Nowe I will Beginn to determine & declare to you the true
    17 naturyally thereof, But first Aristotell saithe that [ ]
    18 may not Be changed or transmuted But yf they Be
    19 Brought ageyn unto the first matter, & Be clensid
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    1 from ther corrupcion By a dustion(?) of fyre, But what is
    2 materia prima there is doble(?) material prima ~ one first matter
    3 that was water Before hevin & erthe ware made as it is said in
    4 the booke of genisis, this the erthe was vague & voyd & the
    5 [ ] of our Lorde was borne upon waters, & god made the firmament
    6 in the mydst of the waters & departed waters from waters,/ Ergo
    7 water was Before hevin & erthe, & so water was the first matter
    8 of all things & Lylly saithe in the Booke of phisicke that the
    9 first mater of all things of all(?) is a Being in [ ] [ ]
    10 or reduciable(?) to the acte that is of no qualite nor quantite, of the
    11 which matter & substanciall forme Brought for the the seconde
    12 matter that is a beinge in acte of the Being in power and
    13 substanciall forme together [ ] is [ ] made for
    14 sothe that other first matter of the Bodes of the myne of the erthe
    15 that philosophers call a stone & it is no stone the which is colde and
    16 mayst in the 4th degree, for sothe this stone is genderid
    17 in the reste as water flowing, & it is a viscos water running(?)
    18 in the vaynes of the erthe of a subtill erthely substans
    19 By a

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    1 By a temperat heat of sulpher & thickid(?) & come(?) By sutche
    2 mynglid By the finalist(?) [ ] fill the moyst Be temperid that the [ ]
    3 the deye(?) with the mayst(?) so evinly(?) that when he is put upon a
    4 thing he hathe no rest But Lyghtly flyithe [ ] he
    5 may not drawe to the touchar(?) for his viscos water dimes(?) of
    6 of sulpher Blacke foule & adustible(?) understanding that this
    7 viscos matter was made of the first matter of all things By the
    8 myght & power of god, & of this viscos nature the Bodes of the
    9 myne of the erthe had the first Beginning, & this viscos nature
    10 is [ ] our stone, naturally is more(?) moyst then drye, &
    11 also more colde in acte then hite, & the cause of his wayght
    12 is his moystnes that is so great, that the dry erthe, viscos it
    13 of sulpher hathe temperid & [ ] the vaynes of the erthe
    14 By temperat greate till it changed By transmutacyon
    15 naturally in the forme of a [ ] Body [ ] having
    16 no rest for his coldness & the moisture of his great wayght
    17 within his viscos dr? [ ] & closed in / & also this stone is
    18 hote & moyst as it is [ ] By his [ ] for why
    19 he dysolvithe & [ ] blottithe & [ ], & ther(?)
    20 whitnes

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    1 whitnes of this stone is made of clernes of his moystur or of
    2 the whitenes of his suttell dryness that is in him, & also of
    3 the comyxtion(?) of the suttell ayre that is in him, wherfore without
    4 forthe(?) he is whit Bycause of his coldness & moysture
    5 & within for the he is red Bycause of his dryness & heate
    6 the which rednes is hid in his worke as a mans(?) soule is hyd in
    7 his Body & therefore of all [ ] he is most homogenie(?)
    8 for he is first & Last in planets(?) as the son in starrs
    9 & also he is in the midst of son & moone, wherfore I
    10 saie his substans is good & of the Best working raising(?)
    11 collors, with the same master hathe provid(?) the mastry for
    12 sothe this stone Be all is [ ] [ ], for why the water
    13 that is drawne from [ ], is callid after philosophers in latine
    14 argentin(?) vitin(?),the which they departed in [ ] & callid it
    15 2 names /~/ ?evin, & of the which pewter(?) the elixir mynerall
    16 is made & some callithe it Beaste, the which is the figure
    17 of 2 thigs in one thing & that makithe 3 things
    18 But in substans they be but one, & it hathe 10(?) princypall
    19 collers

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    1 collers, & if he Be dead, he Bringithe forthe myc? when
    2 the operacions therof Be compleat, for soothe ye shall understand that
    3 difference Betwixt the first matter sperme(?) of Ligibill(?),& the first
    4 matter of the stone, for soothe the first matter of Lygibill(?) is the
    5 stone himself as I said Before, But the first matter of the
    6 stone is the philosophers mercury, & therefore saithe the philosophers
    that thoughe
    7 mercury & quicksilver Be Bothe one in kynde, yet they are
    8 [ ] in spice(?), & therefore they saye that there Be /2/ manner of
    9 & all is But one quicksilver in kynde , for the first is [symbol]
    10 of kynde & it is the purist matter of the erthe & it is callid
    11 a pure sperme or else a clene viscos water of the which quicksilver
    12 is ingendrid & all Liquibills(?), for soothe the seconde [symbol] is
    13 quicksilber that which our Bodes Lyqibill(?) dissolve youselfe with you
    14 without any other(?) Body, of other kynde comnyg Betwene &
    15 when they be thus disolvid & losid9?) on this manner
    16 then they Be very mercury, & sulpher, & then it is
    17 callid water permanent, having in itselfe all that ever
    18 that nedithe

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    1 it needithe to his perfecion, for truly it is the mercury of
    2 crafte that the philosophers [ ] & the same that it was Before it was
    3 [ ] into lyquibills(?), for when our lyquibills Be formid downe
    4 ageyn to the seat(?) therefore the philosophers saithe that the effects
    of soll
    5 & Lune is only holdyn(?) in mercury, & the deathe of our mercury
    6 is the Beginning of this syence, for it shewith well that it
    7 is no matter combustible, & also it is of the 4 ellement ~
    8 water ayre erthe & fyr, wherefore saithe Aristotell
    9 when you hast water of ayre & agen ayre of fyre & fyre
    10 of erthe then you hast all the mastry Therefore
    11 when this elixir mynerall is compliet it helithe sodenly
    12 & makithe perfit all the sicke & imperfyt Bodes of the
    13 myne of the erthe, therefore this elixir is callid strong
    14 venom, for when a man takithe a litell venom
    15 into his Body it shewithe(?) him ano(?) right so this
    16 elixir when a litell therof is put into the Body of the
    17 myne sodenly it persithe(?) thorowe(?) out the Body & chn-
    18 githe it into the forme of another Body of the myne,
    19 this

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    1 this elixir is [ ] made By workinge of hands. But only changing
    2 of kynde & of the same kyndes also in his worke that is made [ ]
    3 mariage Betwixt a man & a woman, understand that the woman
    4 hathe wings(?), therefore make the woman to assend upon the man
    5 & the man shall assende upon the woman, & then they Be
    6 made Blacke & disolvid together well & perfytly, all the mercury
    7 water in palpable, then it is a token of perfytnes of Bothe
    8 together, & then there is a very maryage made, in the joyning of
    9 the man & the woman,& this Blackness the philosophers callithe
    10 the first ?miccion, & so they call it satorne, the
    11 2 tynture when it is putryfied the call it Brasse, the
    12 3 tyncture when moyst(?) of the quicke(?) golde is distillid & is
    13 molt upon him they call it putryfacyon & after the going(?)
    14 out of the Blacknes when the Citren(?) calls(?) shewithe they call
    15 golde, the 4 tyncures they call brass I Brent(?) red Lead
    16 flower of golde & the firment of golde, the 5th tincture is callid
    17 purple golde & that tincture they call fiery veno(?) tayming(?)
    18 & all the philosophers [ ] that all the preparacyon of our stone is nothing
    19 ells But [ ] sethe(?) dissolve & congile [ ] ///
    20 Nowe

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    1 Nowe I will declare Briefly the operacion of our stone, & of the which
    2 stone the elixir vite is made for many philosophers said
    3 that the elixir vite & the elixir mynerall is all one, & that parithe(?)
    4 well prelimi(?) saing in this wise our stone that the elixir vite
    5 is made of is not chosin of many dyveste(?) things as
    6 som men suppose. But all only of one thing /~/ A Body
    7 contayning the 4 ellements in the pure Bodes & it hathe
    8 one name, the which Body willinge no [ ] knows & yet
    9 every man knowithe it & also every man hathe it &
    10 no man hathe it, & therefore tell no man what it is [ ] the
    11 [ ] therof, for it shall not Be made on the [ ] & his
    12 more of the philosophers tyll they Be brought into one frigid
    13 Body for soth thes Bodes when they Be dysolvid they
    14 Be formid into the nature of [ ] changing into another
    15 forme, as it shewith well in the worke of oulde(?) men, that of
    16 stones they make [ ], & of as his(?) they make glasse
    17 right(?) so a wise workar. By our naturall crafte formithe
    18 this Bodes & Bringithe them(?) into a new forme for the
    19 Intencyon

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    1 intencion of our geracion is now other thing [ ] that the puryst
    2 substans of mercury Be chosin & takin out of thes Bodes, for
    3 the elixir is all only in thes Bodes & in none other, & it is
    4 callid the elixir vite, for it hemlithe(?) as well Bodes of man
    5 kynde, as at the myne of the erthe//
    6 Nowe I will declare what is sublimation & afterward the
    7 naturall operacion of our stone./ after Jeber sublimacion
    8 is not ells But for to depart the sottil(?) parts from the grose
    9 & that is with a heat(?) fyre, for yf we shold make separacion
    10 with violent fyre then the gross part wolde assende with the
    11 sutell & that is naught, for the worke must be made with
    12 sutellist parts & that it Be cleare & cleane, wherfore Jeber
    13 saithe that all is in sublimacion, But right fewe understande
    14 what it is, The philosophers sublymacion is a rearing [ ] the
    15 elevacion of the sutillist parts from the grose, & the separacion
    16 of parts not fixt from first parts, for soothe the parts not fixt
    17 Be rerid up By fume(?) & whynde, therefore [ ] you will
    18 that they flye not, But they be fixt with the fixt parts
    19 & abyde also well that after our stone is cleansid first
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    1 which is cleansis By sublimacion & solucion, there is not founde
    2 in him to [ ] me to Lytell, & therefore sutill the stone
    3 to the utermost(?) cleansing & it is without any strange thing
    4 then take this cleane Body & put him in his vessell
    5 & cloce(?) him well with good Lute so that he spere(?) not, nor
    6 never opened unto the perfyt whitnes apere, & witye(?)
    7 well that when our stone is put in our vessel & our matter
    8 selithe(?) our son ano(?) he is disolvid into water, and
    9 Morien saithe that all the mastry is not ells but drawing(?)
    10 out of the water from the erthe & the reduccion of that
    11 water into erthe tyll that the erthe rose/ then the erthe
    12 rollithe with his water & is made cleane, & when
    13 it is cleane then with the helpe of god all the mastry
    14 is fulfilled, also the philosophers say that our stone is founde in
    15 the first(?) of the worke, & Albarte & Bacon saithe Bothe
    16 that the first hyll(?) of this worke is man, for why,
    17 mankynde is exalted above all the angels of heven
    18 also

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    1 also it is to knowe that there is a quicke lymethat which reducithe
    2 all sottell Bodes into the first matter or kynde, & that sussicithe(?)
    3 us, for he is animall to lyquibills(?), & meane to [ ] these
    4 tynctures for why into him he takithe that is of his owne
    5 kynde & strange things resusithe, for he is one only
    6 substans in all his parts [ ], he it is that in
    7 powder(?) firmentithe, But in him friendly he rytithe(?)
    8 [ ] of him for the good assembling of his partes
    9 & his stronge myxtion(?), Grosly(?) we fynde Bodes of
    10 most perfection that holdithe most of quicklyme, & that that(?)
    11 holdithe Lesse is of Lesse perfecion, & the wanting of the
    12 in perfyt bodes is Litellnes of quicklyme & the inspisacion(?)
    13 therof, stody the therefore when ye wyll [ ] mercury in
    14 comyxtion(?), & if ye By him only may fulfill it
    15 ye Be a sercher of most perfyt perfecion, & ye shalle
    16 at reasurar(?) of his perfecyon that firmentithe(?)
    17 worke of kynde, & shortly ye shall reioyse(?) of it
    18 for ye may so inwardly cleanse him to the which kynde
    19 may not attaine

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    1 may not attaine, & so By [ ] which may therof one thing to
    2 made that all kynde shall furmente(?), & there is no differens
    3 whether it Be don(?) in [ ] of kynde or artificiall
    4 therfore Let us take of hym(?) to mercury draweth(?), but [ ] truly(?)
    5 mercury most Loving [ ] draweth(?) of all other, and
    6 afterward to soll & then to lune [ ] & he is as well in
    7 Bodes as on the selfe(?) mercury after kynde fo rthey [ ] of
    8 one rose, But in Bodes is most harde in quicklyme
    9 most next & perfitist / the sulpher & mercury in bodes
    10 in the endes is the radicall senter(?), & also I councell you
    11 take the Best [ ] of mynes of the erthe & make of
    12 [ ] [ ] worke & that is the Body that I have declared to you
    13 for he hathe in him his whit sulpher & red
    14 with which he is [ ] into son & moone,
    15 therfore saithe the philosophers in one stone ther is one
    16 nature one worke one disposycion to the
    17 whit sulphur & to the red & [ ] no [ ]
    18 thing

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    1 thing therto nor we shall not Lessin [ ] [ ] his
    2 preparacyion we shall remove that is to [ ] & fulfyll
    3 that wantithe, & nothing shall not enter to him that is not
    4 borne of him, all note that you put your matter into the
    5 vessell But ons & for [ ] ye do it oftner ye [ ] that
    6 for it is byden(?) you ofte inbybe(?), they byd you so for
    7 hyding of the crafte, for ye can not open your
    8 vessell But it will take in son ayre and that
    9 is contrary to the stone//
    10 Finis

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    that's the full text my friend was asking about? (*I* really don't know). Thank you so much.

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