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Lincolne, varied still the father from the Botticher at Leipzig in 1493, has a sonne, as might be particularly proved,

This work, like the “ In these holy warres many armes other, proves the art of paper-makwere altered, and new assumed upon ing and printing to have been brought divers occasions, as the Veres Earles of to great perfection in Germany at Oxford #, who bare before quarterly that time. Indeed Augsburgh was Gueles and Or, inserted a mollet in then famous in the useful arts; and the first quarter, for that a shooting when Mr. Dibdin, according to his starre fell thereon when one of them served in the Holy Land. The L. promise, shall have laid before us the Barkleys, who bare first

Gueles a cheve: foreign treasures of Lord Spencer's ron Arg. after one of them had taken library, we shall not, perhaps, find it

much behind Mentz in the art of tyupon him the crosse, for that was then the phrase, to serve in those warres, in- pography. In 1478 an edition of tħe serted ten crosses pattè in his shield. Liber Aggregationis was printed by So Geffray of Boullion, the glorious gene

Schribber at Bologna. Albert, after ral in those warres, at one draught of his having resigned the episcopacy of bowe, shooting against David's tower in Ratisbon, returned to his cloister. He Hierusalem, broched three feetlesse was born at Cologne I should infer birds, called Allerions, upon his arrow, from the following extract:-“Expliand thereupon assumed in a shield, Or, cuu't secreta aliqua Alberti Magni de three allerions Argent on a bend Gueles, Colôia super,” &c. The books.comwhich the house of Lorrian descending

mence as follows: from his race continueth to this day. So Leopald the fifth Marques of Austria,

“ Liber primus de viribus quarund'

herbarum." who bare formerly sixe larkes Or in Azure, when his coate-armour at the The second begins with an enumeraseige of Acres in the Holy Land was all tion of a variety of stones, and then dyed in bloud save his belt, he took for

« Si vis scire utr. mulier tua sit his armes, Gueles, a white belt, or a

casta, accipe lapide' qui magnes vocatus fesse Argent, which is the same, in est,” &c. memory thereof."

The book ends with a variety of Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 18.

astrological observations at e 3.—

Then N the Second Volume of Typogra

“ Impressus quide' est hoc opusphicalAntiquities, by the Rev. Mr.

culu' per magisterium Johannem de Dibdin, is a long note upon the Liber

Annunciata de Augusta. laus Deo, Aggregationis Alberti Mugui, an edi- pararoseq' Virgini Marie, necno' toti tion of which was early printed in curie celesti triumphanti, anno salutis this country by William Mechlin, but M.CCCCLXXVIII.” without date. Mr. Dibdin seems by I should think Mr. Dibdin's in. this note to have bestowed peculiar quiries would be much facilitated by research upon the works of this a little more attention to the waterauthor, which are certainly very cu- marks of those copies, where the rious; but as it appears that the edi. dates and printers' names are omitted ; tor has seen no other copy of this such is the case with the work enwork than that published by Mech- titled lin, I beg leave to state some particu “ Jere begynneth a lytel treatyse of Jars of a copy in the possession of the horse, the shepe, and the goos; ". Mr. Haworth, which I believe to be of which there are three editions, the edition of that work from which and, perhaps, but one copy remaining Mechlin printed his, as they perfectly of each. The Roxburgh copy was agree in every word, even the abbre- printed by Wyok yn de Worde, and viations. This work was beautifully has one leaf more than the Camprinted at Augsburgh in 1478 by John bridge. Mr. Haworth's copy wants de Annunciata, in double columns, the last leaf, but had the same number with large margins, and upon most as the Cambridge, which Mr. Dibdin excellent paper. Like most of the supposes to have been printed by Cax. works published at that time it has ton. It has also the following water, no title-page; though the addition mark, which I do not find engraved of that useful appendage was soon in Ames's impressions of Caxton's after adopted. The Perutilis repe- water-marks: a circle divided into six titio famosi, &c. printed by Gregory compartments, one line branches out

of the circle about half an inch, and * Genealogiæ Antiquæ.

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ends in a small flower or diamond. that write of this divine, ancient author, There are also short appendages what time he lived in. Some say he slanting from the outside of the lived after Moses his time, giving this circle. The print is certainly Cax. slender reason for it, viz. because he was tonian, and belongs to Reynard the named Ter Marimus, for being preferred Fox. It represents a lion seated un

(according to the Egyptian customs) der a tree, crowned and sceptred, have being chief philosopher, to be chief of ing before him a dog, a cat, a pig; chief in government and king. But if

the priesthood, and from thence to be and a wolf laying their complaints of this be all their ground, you must exreynard, who is scen in the back

cuse my dissent from them, and that for ground seizing a hare or a rabbit. The

this reason, because, according to the poetry of this little thing by Lydgate most learned of his followers, he was is simple, grave,'and very interesting called Ter Maximus, for having perfect Yours, &c.

R. JONES. and exact knowledge of all things con

tained in the world; which things he di. ANALYSIS OF Books. No. VII. vided into three kingdoing, as he calls

Title. “ Hermes Mercúrius Trisme- them, viz. Mineral, Vegitable, Animal, gistus,his Divine Pymander, in seventeen otherwise the great Elixir of the philoso ; books. Together with his second book phers, which is the receptacle of all cecalled Asclepius, containing fifteen chap- lestiall and terrestriall virtues ; which ters, with a commentary. Translated secret many ignorantly deny, many have formerly out of the Arabick into Greek, chargeably sought after, yet few, but and thence into Latine, and Dutch, and some, yea, and Englishmen [Ripley, now out of the original into English. Bacon, Norman, &c.] have happily By that learned Divine Dr. Everard*. found. The description of this great London. Printed by J. S. for Thomas treasure is said to be found engraved Brewster, at the Three Bibles, in St. upon a Smaragdine table, in the valley Paul's Church Yard, near the West end, of Ebron, after the flood. So that the 1657.” 24mo.

reason alleaged to prove this authour to Judicious Reader.—This book may live after Moses seems invalid; neither justly challenge the first place for anti doth it any way appear that he lived in quity, from all the books in the world, Moses his time. It is received among being written some bundred of years the ancients, that he was the first that before Moses his time, as I shall endea invented the art of communicating vour to make good. The original} (as knowledge to the world by writing far as it is known to us) is Arabick, and or engraving. Now if so, then in all several translations thereof have been probability he was before Moses; for published, as Greek, Latine, French, it is said of Moses (Acts vii. 29.) that Dutch, &c. but never English before he was, from his childhood, skilled in It is pity the learned translator [Doct. all the Egyptian learning, which could Everard t] had not lived, and received not well have been without the help of himself the honour and thanks due to literature, which we never read of any him from Englishmen, for his good before that invented by Hermes. In will to, and pains for them in translating this book, though so very old, is cona book of such infinite worth, out of the tained more true knowledge of God and originall into their mother tongue. Nature, than in all the books of the

“ Concerning the authour of the book world besides, I except only sacred writ. itself, Four things are considerable, viz. There is contained in this book that bis name, learning, country, ani time. true philosophy, without which it is 1. The name by which he was commonly impossible ever to attain to the height styled Hermes Trismegistus, i. e. Mere and exactnesse of Piety and Religion. curius Ter Maximus,or the Thirice Great According to this philosophy, i cail hiin est Intelligencer. 2. His learning will a philosopher, that shall learn and study appear, as by his works, so by the right the things that are, and how they are understanding of the reason of his erdered, and governed, and hy whom, name. 3. For his country, he was king and for what cause, or to wliat end; and of Egypt. 4. For his time, it is not he that doth so, will acknowledge without much controversie betwixt them thanks to, and admire the Omnipotent

* Hermes surnamed Trismegistas, or Thrice Great, is supposed to have lived A. M. 2076. Casaubon believed this book to be written by a Christian to assert Christianity by a pious fraud, making Hermes say part of what the Christians believe. This hook was counterfeited about the beginning of the second century, Biog. Dict. art. Herincs.

+ Query, who was Dr, Everard ? Gent. MAG. March, 1812,

Creator

Creator, Preserver, and Director of all MAN as to a good FATHER, an excellent these things. I am not of the igno- NURSE, and a faithful stewARD, and he rant and foolish opinion of those that that gives thanks shall be pious and resay, the greatest philosophers are the ligious, and he that is religious shall greatest Atheists; as if to know the know both where the truth is, and what works of God, and to understand his go- it is; and learning that he will be yet ings forth in the way of Nature, must

more and more religious....... necessitate a man to deny God. The 8. For this onely, O Son, is the way to scripture disapproves of this as a sottish the TRUTH which our PROGENITORS tratenent (Job 38.], and experience con

velled in; and by which making their tradicts it: for behold! here is the great- journey, they at length attained to the est philosopher, and, therefore, the good. It is a venerable way and plain, greatest divine.

but hard and difficult for the soul to go "Read, understandingly, this ensuing in, that is, in the body. book, (and for thy help, thou mayest

9. For, first, it must war against its make use of that voluminous commen own self, &c. &c. J. B. Feb. 25. tary written upon it, viz. Hannibal :

(To be continued.) Rosseli Calabar.) then it will speak more for its author than can be spoken by any

ARCHITECTURALINNOVATIONNOCLX. man, at least by me.

Rise and Progress of Architecture Thine in the love of the truth, J. F.* in England, (continued from vol. The Titles of every Book of

LXXXI. part I. p. 29.)
Hermes Trismegistus.

Pointed Style of Architecture during « Lib. 1. His first book. 2. Poemander.

the Reign of HENRY VIII. 3. The Holy Sermon. 4. The Key. 5. That God is not manifest

, and yet in this strange æra of universal good. 7. The Secret Sermon on the architecture, painting, costume in Mount, of Regeneration, and the Pro- dress, and numerous diher particulars; fession of Silence. 8. That the greatest rone gave way more to the delusive Evil in Man, is the not knowing of phantom, than did that of our antient God, 9. A Universall Sermon to As- architecture, both with respect to an clepius. 10. The Minde to Hermes. entire subversion in its original cha11. Of the Common Minde to Tat. [orracter, and by the ruthless devastaTatius.] 12. Hermes Trismegistus, bis tions wrought on some of its brightCrator, or Monas. 13. Of Sense and est examples; indeed, those left us at Understanding. 14. Of Operation and this day lie at the mercy of capricious Sense, 15. Of Truth to his Son Tat.

taste, and gloomy innovation; under 16. That none of the Things that are can perish. 17. To Asclepius, to be repair.

the specious plea of improvement and truly wise.”

We may readily assert, that in Hen. Extract. “1.1, O my son,

write this first book, ry's reign, and for near a century both for humanity sake, and for piety raised; and it is supposed that Co

after, no ecclesiastical buildings were towards God. 2. For there can be no religion more

vent Garden Church, by Inigo Jones, true or just, than to know the things

was the first structure erected for that that are, and to acknowledge thanks purpose; and although adapted to the for all things to him that made them, uses of the Protestant service, yet it which thing I shall not cease continually bears the form and semblance, in plan to do.

and elevation, of a Pagan temple, be3. What then should a man do, o ing of the Roman order of architecFather, to lead his life well; seeing there ture. But more of this in its due . is nothing here true?

place. If any attention was paid to 4. Be pious and religious, O my Son; old churches in Edward VI, and Elizafor he that doth so is the best and high- beth's reigns, it must have been upon est philosopher; and without philoso- the score of alteration, to suit in some pby, it is impossible to attain to the

instances the established mode of wor. heighth and exactnessę of piety or religion.

ship; but yet of no moment, so as to 5. But he that shall learn and study count upon any great points of inforthe things that are; and how they are

mation to be obtained upon the new ordered and governed; and by whom, mode of design, Lordly mansions, and for what cause, or to what end; princely palaces, engaged all the art will acknowledge thanks to the work of the land in this respect; and they * Query, who was J. F.? were done on a scale the most exten.

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