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This digital edition by Joseph H. Peterson, Copyright 1986, 2009. All rights reserved. Please do not copy this
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For a critical edition of the Latin text, see Vronse: L'Ars notoria au Moyen Age. Introduction et dition
critique. Ediz. francese e latina. (Micrologus' library). Sismel: 2007.

For a full-color scan of a manuscript at Yale University, see http://www.scribd.com/doc/23507392/ars-notoria.


The Ars Notoria is a Medieval Grimoire of the 'Solomonic Cycle'. Many Latin manuscripts are extant, the oldest
are dated thirteenth century, and possibly earlier. Like Liber Juratus (also thirteenth century), the text centers around
an even older collection of orations or prayers which are interspersed with magical words. The orations in Ars
Notoria and those in Liber Juratus are closely related, and there is evidence that the Ars Notoria represents the
earlier version, and Liber Juratus is dependent on it. (See Gsta Hedegrd: Liber Iuratus Honorii Stockholm :
Almovist & Wiksell International, 2002.) The orations in both works are said to have mystical properties which can
impart communion with God and instant knowledge of divine and human arts and sciences.

Robert Turner's 1657 edition of the Ars Notoria is evidently his own translation from the Latin, and is apparently
based on the Latin version which was printed with Agrippa's Opera Omnia. Unfortunately both these versions omit
the drawings of the notae or mystical drawings which are the centerpiece of this art. Their omission adds greatly to
the confusion of the text. Unfortunately, Turner further adds to the confusion by omitting some of the internal
references to the missing figures (for example, see oration 8.)

Turner's translations also exhibit some anti-Catholic bias, as might be expected. As examples, he omits references
to confession, or renders the passage as "confessed unto God"; he also drops references to remaining faithful to the
Catholic church.

The Ars Notoria enjoyed a long and fluid history, the text mutating over time. The version included in Agrippa
essentially represents the end of this process. It also represents the abridged or 'glossed' version of Ars Notoria as
opposed to the older version, which Vronse calls "version A". (See Vronse, p. 17.)

For examples of the illustrations and an excellent discussion of the Ars Notoria, see the article by Michael
Camille in Claire Fanger, Conjuring Spirits, Texts and Traditions of Medieval Ritual Magic (Pennsylvania State
University Press, 1998, pp. 110 ff.)

This edition.

All corrections in [] are by me (JHP). Original page numbers are also given in [], as well as section numbers from
the critical edition. They all have anchor tags, so can be cited like this:
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I have also added excerpts from the Latin edition printed with Agrippa. I have expanded Latin abbreviations for the
most part, but left the diacritics as printed. Some differences between the Latin text and Turner's translation have been
highlighted in a blue font. NOTE: has been transcribed as e.

Ars Notoria:

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Shewing the
Of : Magical Operations
The liberal Sciences,
Divine Revelation, and
The Art of Memory.

Written originally in Latine, and now

Englished by ROBERT TURNER

London, Printed by F. Cottrel, and are to be sold

by Martha Harison, at the Lamb at the
East-end of Pauls. 1657.

The Epistle Dedicatory.

To his Ingenious and respected friend Mr. William
Ryves, of St. Saviours Southwark, Student in Physick
and Astrology.


T He deep inspection and dove-like piercing Eye

of your apprehension into the deepest Cabinets of
Natures Arcana's, allures me (if I had no other
attractive Magnetick engagements,) to set this Optick
before your sight: not that it will make any addition to
your knowledge; but by the [iv] fortitude of your
judgment, be walled against the art-condemning and
virtue-despising Calumniators. I know the candor of
your Ingenuity will plead my excuse, and save me
from that labour; resting to be

Little Brittain, die . in . Your real affectionate

6.49.16,6. Friend,



To the Ingenious


A Mongst the rest of the labours of my long

Winter hours, be pleased to accept of this as a flower
of the Sun; which I have transplanted from the
copious Roman banks into the English soyle; where I
hope it will fruitfully spread its branches, and prove
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not a perishing gourd, but a continual green Laurel,

which Authors say is the plant of the good Angel, and
defends all persons neer its shade from the
Penetrating blasts of Thunder and Lightening; so will
this be a flower fit for every man's Garden; its virtues
will soon be known, if practised, and the blasts of vice
dispersed: its subject is too sublime to be [vi] exprest.
Let not the carping Momi, nor envious black-jaw'd
Zoili rayl; let not the ignorant bark at that which they
know not; here they learn no such lesson: and against
their Calumnies, the book I thus vindicate: quod
potest per fidem intelligi, & non aliter, & per fidem in
eo operare potes.

, &c. Heb. 11. &c. and my own intention I thus

demonstrate; Dico coram omnipotenti Deo, & coram
Jesu Christo unigento Filio ejus, qui judicaturus est
vivos & mortuous; quod omnia & singula qu in hoc
opere dixi, omnesque hujus Scienti vel artis
proprietates, & universa qu ad ejus speculationem
pertinent, vel in hoc Volumine continenter, veris &
naturalibus principiis innituntur, fuintque cum Deo &
bona Conscientia, sine injuria Christian fidei, cum
integritate; sine superstitione [vii] vel Idololatria
quacunque, & non dedeceant virum sapientem
Christianum bonum atque fidelem; Nam & ego
Christianus sum, baptizatus in nomine Patris, &c.
quam fidem cum Dei auxilio quam diu vixero firmiter
inviolatam tenebo; Procul ergo absit a me, discere aut
scribere aliquid Christian fidei & puritati
contrarium, sanctis moribus noxium, aut
quomodolibet adversum. Deum timeo & in ejus
cultum Juravi, a quo nec vivus nec (ut confido)
mortuus separabor: This small treatise I therefore
commend to all the lovers of art and learning, in
which I hope they will attain their desires, quantum a
Deo concessi erit; so that I hope I have not cast a
Pearle before the swine, but set a glasse before the
grateful doves.

12 March 1656.




The Notory Art
revealed by the Most High Creator to ARS NOTORIA
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mus Salomoni reuelauit.

In the Name of the holy and undivided Trinity, In Nomine Sanctae & indiuiduae
beginneth this most holy Art of Knowledge, Revealed Trinitatis incipit sanctissima Ars Notoria,
to SOLOMON, which the Most High Creator by his quam Creator Altissimus Salomoni per
holy Angel ministred to SOLOMON upon the Altar of Angelum suum super altare Templi
the Temple; that thereby in a short time he knew all ministrauit, vt per eam omnes scientias
Arts and Sciences, both Liberal and Mechanick, with liberales, mechanicas, exceptiuas & earum
all the Faculties and Properties thereof: He had facultates per breue spacium temporis possit
suddenly infused into him, and also was filled with all subito acquirere & habere, & in proferedo
wisdom, [2] to utter the sacred mysteries of most holy mystica verba sanctarum orationum in omni
words. sapientia penitus fundaretur.

Alpha and Omega! Oh Almighty God, the beginning of Alpha & Omega, Deus Omnipotens,
all things, without beginning, and without end: principium omnium rerum, sine principio,
Graciously this day hear my prayers; neither do thou finis sine fine, exaudi hodie preces meas
render unto me according to my sins, nor after mine piissim, & neque secundm iniquitates
iniquities, O Lord my God, but according to thy mercy, meas, neque secundm peccata mea
which is greater then all things visible and invisible. retribuas mihi, Domine Deus meus, sed
Have mercy upon me, O Christ, the Wisdom of the secundm misericordiam tuam que maior est
Father, the Light of Angels, the Glory of Saints, the rebus omnibus visibilibus & inuisibilibus.
Hope, Refuge, and Support of Sinners, the Creator of Miserere mei Sapientia Patris, Christe lux
all things, the Redeemer of all humane Frailties, who Angelorum, gloria Sanctorum, spes & portus
holdest the Heaven, Earth, and Sea, and all the whole & refugium peccatorum, cunctarum rerum
World, in the palm of thy Hand: I humbly implore and conditor, & humanae fragilitatis redemptor.
beseech, That thow wilt mercifully with the Father, Qui clum & terram, marcque totum ac
illustrate my Minde with the beams of thy holy Spirit, mundum pondera palmae concludis, te
that I may be able to come and attain to the perfection piissime deprecor & exoro, vt vn cum Patre
of this most holy Art, and that I may be able to gain the illustres animam mean radio sanctissimi
knowledge of every Science, Art, and Wisdom; and of Spiritus tui, quatenus in hac sacrosancta arte
every Faculty of Memory, Intelligences, Understanding, taliter possim proficere, vt valeam ad
and Intellect, by the Vertue and Power of [3] thy most noticiam omnis scientiae, artis & sapientiae,
holy Spirit, and in thy Name. And thou, O God my memoriae, facundiae, intelligentiae, &
God, who in the beginning hast created the Heaven and intellectus: virtute tui sanctissimi Spiritus, &
the Earth, and all things out of nothing; who reformest, tui nominis peruenire. Et tu Deus meus, qui
and makest all things by thy own Spirit; compleat, in principio creasti clum & terram, &
fulfil, restore, and implant a sound Understanding in omnia ex nihilo: qui in Spiritu tuo omnia
me, that I may glorifie thee and all thy Works, in all my reformas, comple, instaura, sana intellectum
Thoughts, Words, and Deeds. O God the Father, meum, vt glorificem te per omnia opera
confirm and grant this my Prayer, and increase my cognitationum mearum & verborum
Understanding and Memory, and strengthen the same, meorum. Deus Pater, orationem mean
to know and receive the Science, Memory, Eloquence, confirma, & intellectum meum auge &
and Perseverance in all manner of Learning, who livest memoriam, ad suscipiendum, ad
and reignest World without end. Amen. cognoscendum omnium Scripturarum
scientiam, memoriam, eloquentiam &
perseuerantiam, qui viuis & regnas in secula
seculorum, Amen.

[4] [1] Incipit primus Tractatus istius artis, &

expositiones eius, quas Magister Apollonius
Here beginneth the first Treatise of this Art, which Flores aureos appellauit, ad eruditionem
Master Apollonius calleth, The golden Flowers, being omnium scientiarum naturalium
the generall Introduction to all Natural Sciences; and generaliter. Et hoc confirmauit authoritate
this is Confirmed, Composed, and Approved by the Salomonis Manichi & Euduchij
Authority of Solomon, Manichus, and Euduchus. compositum & probatum.

[2] EGO Apollonius artium Magister

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I Apollonius Master of Arts, duly called, to whom merit nuncupatus, cui natura liberalium
quasi cessisse videtur, tractaturus sum de
the Nature of Liberal Arts hath been granted, am cognitione artium liberalium, & de
intended to treat of the Knowledge of Liberal Arts, cognitione Astronomi. [583] Quibus
and of the Knowledge of Astronomy; and with what experimentis & quibus documentis artium
Experiments and Documents, a Compendious and compendiosa competensque cognitio possit
Competent Knowledge of Arts may be attained unto; haberi, quibusque naturis temporum idonee
and how the highest and lowest Mysteries of Nature possit natura summa infimaque competenter
may be competently divided, and fitted and applied to diuidi, & quibus diebus & hotis facta
the Natures of Times; and what proper dayes and hominum inchoanda atque determinanda
hours are to be elected for the Deeds and Actions of sunt. Qualiter homo & quali efficacia in ista
men, to be begun and ended; what Qualifications a arte dispositionem vitae suae agere debeat,
man ought to have, to attain the Efficacy of this Art; & cursum lunae inspicere debeat & studeat.
and how he ought to dispose of the actions [5] of his Prim arbitratus sum, quaedam praecepta de
life, and to behold and study the Course of the Moon. spiritualibus scientijs declaranda, vt ad
In the first place therefore, we shall declare certain singula quae praefati sumus, ordine continuo
precepts of the Spiritual Sciences; that all things pertingatur.
which we intend to speak of, may be attained to in
order. Wonder not therefore, at what you shall hear [3] Ne mireris, ergo quod audieris & quod
visurus es in hoc opusculo subsequenti, &
and see in this subsequent Treatise, and that you shall
finde an Example of such inestimable Learning. quod inuenis exemplar tantae &
inestimabilis eruditionis.
Some things which follow, which we will deliver to Quaedam sunt postea quae sequuntur,
thee as Essayes of wonderful Effects, and have quae tibi mirabili officio ex antiquissimis
extracted them out of the most ancient Books of the Hebraeorum libris extracta legendo
Hebrews; which, where thou seest them, (although praelibauimus: quae vbi videris, licet ignota
they are forgotten, and worn out of any humane fuerunt lingue humanae, tamen pro miraculo
Language) nevertheless esteem them as Miracles: For reputa quod Domino Deo tuo tibi noueris
I do truly admire the great Power and Efficacy of esse concessum.
Words in the Works of Nature.
[Explicit prologus. Admiratio auctoris de
tanta virtute hujus artis.]

[4] Ego si quidem de propositis naturis

prius in me miratus sum verba quaelibet
tantam posse habere efficaciam.

Of what efficacy words are. Quanta sit efficacia verborum.

There is so great Vertue, Power and Efficacy in [5] Est enim tanta quorundam Dei
efficacia verborum, vt cum ipsa verba
certain Names and Words of God, that when you
legetis, tibi facunditatem ex improuiso ita
reade those very Words, it shall immediately increase
augebunt quod quasi de illis eloquens factus
and help your Eloquence, so [6] that you shall be made
fueris & demum Dei singulis aequalis fueris
eloquent of speech by them, and at length attain to the
effectus: veruntamen vnde haec fiant sic in
Effects of the powerful Sacred Names of God: but
sequentibus capitulis orationum plen tibi
from whence the power hereof doth proceed, shall be
demonstrabitur: Nunc ver quae ad manum
fully demonstrated to you in the following Chapters of
sunt praesentia differamus.
Prayers: and those which follow next to our hand, we
shall lay open.

An explanation of the Notary Art. Ista ostensio subsequens est de arte notoria.

This art is divided into two parts: The first [6] Ista ars diuiditur in duas partes: In
prima ponit notas generales, in secunda
containeth general Rules, the second special Rules.
speciales. Ad speciales prius accedamus se:
We come first to the special Rules; that is, First, to a
ad Triuium, postea ad quatriuium. Tertio
threefold, and then to a fourfold Division: And in the
ver ad Theologiam quas scientias cum
third place we come to speak of Theology; which
operatione istarum orationum assequeris, si
Sciences thou shalt attain to, by the Operation of these
eas sicut scriptum est, pronunciaueris.
Orations, if thou pronounce them as it is written:
Therefore there are certain Notes of the Notary Art,
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which are manifest to us; the Vertue whereof Human De Notoria igitur arte quaedam notulae
Reason cannot comprehend. The first Note hath his cum scriptis earum nobis manifestae sunt,
signification taken from the Hebrew; which though quarum virtutem humana ratio non potest
the expression thereof be comprehended in a very [7] comprehendere. Est igitur prima nota cuius
few words; nevertheless, in the expression of the significatio est ex Hebraeo distorta, que licet
Mystery, they do not lose their Vertue: That may be cum paucissimis verbis comprehendatur
called their Vertue, which doth happen and proceed tamen in expressione sua, & in expressione
from their pronunciation, which ought to be greatly mysterij suam non amittit virtutem: Tamen
admired at. eius virtus est quod ex ea contingit &
procedit mirabiliter admirandum quilibet

[Beginning of] The first precept [, first chapter of [7] Incipit prima oratio primi capituli de
three chapters]. tribus capitulis.

HEly Scemath, Amazaz, Hemel; Sathusteon, hheli Hely scemath Amazaz, hemel,
Sathusteon, hheli Tamazam &c.
1. This oration
occurs in full at
Tamazam, &c.1 which Solomon entituled, His first the end (p. 115).
Revelation; and that to be without any Interpretation: [8] Quam Salomon primam orationem (Hely .
It being a Science of so Transcendent a purity, that it statuit & [584] voluit eam omni interprete semat . azaran
hath its Original out of the depth and profundity of the carere, sciens tantam subtilitatis de Chaldei, . hemel .
Chaldee, Hebrew, and Grecian Languages; and Hebraei, Graeci profunditate sermonis Samic . theon.)
therefore cannot possible by any means be explicated extortam; vt nullo modo possit plenario
fully in the poor Thread-bare Scheme of our schemate sermonis expo*i. Quae autem sit
Language. And of what nature the Efficacy of the eius efficacia, ipse idem Salomon in lib. II.
aforesaid words are, Solomon himself doth describe in Helisoe conditoris de fulgore, sapientiae
his Eleventh Book, Helisoe, of the Mighty Glory of ostendit: Sed amicus & successor Salomonis,
the Creator: but the Friend and Successor of Solomon, id est Apollonius, cum paucis alijs, quibus
that is, Apollonius, with some few others, to whom data fuit istius scientiae manifestatio,
that Science hath been manifested, have explained the exposure, diceter. Ista diuina mysteria
same, and defined it to [8] be most Holy, Divine, profunda & sanctissima, & qum plurimm
Deep, and Profound Mysteries; and not to be reuerenda sunt & non absque fidei
disclosed nor pronounced, without great Faith and magnitudine proferenda.

A Spiritual Mandate of the precedent Oration. [9] Hic datur spirituale mandatum de
praecedenti oratione.

Quod antequam aliquis incipiat, legere,

Before any one begin to reade or pronounce any siue proferre aliquas orationes istius artis pro
Orations of this Art, to bring them to effect, let them efficacia, istam orationem semper prim
alwayes first reverently and devoutly rehearse this proferat in initio reuerenter & deuot.
Prayer in the beginning.

If any one will search the Scriptures, or would Si quis euigilet scripturae, siue quamlibet
understand, or eloquently pronounce any part of scripturam facund indagare siue proferre
Scripture, let him pronounce the words of the voluerit, verba figurae praecedentis quae
following Figure, to wit, Hely scemath, in the morning praefati sumus, scilicet, Hely scemath. In
betimes of that day, wherein thou wilt begin any work. illa die quando aliquis vult incipere opus
And in the Name of the Lord our God, let him summo man, in nomine Domini Dei nostri,
diligently pronounce the Scripture proposed, with this in ipsa proposita prolatione scripturae
Prayer which follows, which is, Theos Megale; And is diligenter proferat: Cum illa tamen oratione
mystically distorted, and miraculously and properly que sequitur, quae est Theos megale, quae
framed out of the Hebrew, Greek , and Chaldean est ex Hebraeo, Graeco, & Chaldaeo
Tongues: and it extendeth itself briefly into every sermone subtiliter distorta & elimata
Language, in what beginning soever [9] they are mirabiliter & propri, scilicer per
declared. The second part of the Oration of the second expositionem summatim protenditur in omni
Chapter, is taken out of the Hebrew, Greek, and sermone in quolibet initio proferenda sunt.
Chaldee; and the following Exposition thereof, ought
to be pronounced first, which is a Latine Oration: The Incipit secunda pars orationis secundi
third Oration of the three Chapters, always in the capituli, que ex Hebraeo, Graeco, &
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beginning of every Faculty, is first to be rehearsed. Chaldaeo est excerpta. Cum ista prima sua
expositio sequens proferri debet; quae oratio
latina est. Tertio oratio de tribus capitulis,
quae semper in initio cuiuslibet facultatis . S.
prim proferenda.

The Oration is, Theos Megale, in tu ymas Eurel, [10] Incipit ipsa oratio, Theos megale io 2. This oration
tu ymas Eurel &c. occurs in full at
the end (p. 104).

This sheweth, how the foregoing Prayer is [11] Hic ostendit qualiter praefata oratio
expounded: But although this is a particular and brief exponatur. Huiusmodi ver orationis hoc est
Exposition of this Oration; yet do not think, that all particula & summatim praelibata expositio.
words are thus expounded. Non tamen putes quod singula verba
exponantur sic.
The Exposition of this Oration. Incipit expositio dictae orationis.

OH God, the Light of the World, Lux mundi Deus immensae pater
aeternitatis, largitor sapientiae &
Father of Immense Eternity, Giver scientiae & totius gratiae
of all Wisdom and Knowledge, and spiritualis, pie & inaestimabilis
of all Spiritual Grace; most Holy dispensator, noscens omnia prius
and Inestimable Dispenser, knowing antequam fiant, faciens tenebras
& lucem, mitte manum tuam &
all things before they are made; tange os meam, & pone id vt
who makest Light and Darkness: gladium acutum ad enarrandum
Stretch forth thy Hand, and touch eloquenter [585] haec verba. Fac
my Mouth, and make my Tongue as linguam meam vt sagittam
electam ad enarrandum mirabilia
a sharp sword;1 [10] to shew forth tua, & ad pronunciandum ea
these words with Eloquence; Make memoriter. Emitte Spiritum
my Tongue as an Arrow elected to sanctum tuum Domine, in cor
declare thy Wonders, and to meum ad percipiendum & in Corresponding
animam meam ad retinendum ea with LIH XVIII.
pronounce them memorably: Send memoriter. Emitte Spiritum
forth thy holy Spirit, O Lord, into sanctum tuum Domine in cor 1. Cp. Isaiah
my Heart and Soul, to understand meum ad percipiendum & in 49:2.

and retain them, and to meditate on animam meam ad retinendum, &

in conscientiam meam ad
them in my Conscience: By the
meditandum per iuramentum tui
Oath of thy Heart, that is, By the cordis, id est per dextram piae
Right-hand of thy holy Knowledge, scientiae tuae. Et misericorditer &
and mercifully inspire thy Grace clementer in me gratiam tuam
into me; Teach and instruct me; inspira & doce, & instrue, &
instaura introitum & exitum
Establish the coming in and going sensuum meorum, & doceat [sic]
out of my Senses, and let thy me & corrigat [sic] me disciplina
Precepts teach and correct me until tua vsque in finem. Et adiuuet me
the end; and let the Councel of the consilium altissimi, per infinitam
sapientiam & misericordam tuam,
most High assist me, through thy
infinite Wisdom and Mercy. Amen.

The words of these Orations cannot be wholly Non ex toto verba orationum possunt
Expounded. exponi.

NEither think, that all words of the preceding [12] Ne tamen putes quod prfate
orationis verba singula in latinum translata
Oration can be translated into the Latin Tongue: For
sint sermonem, cum aliquid ipsius orationis
some words of that Oration contain in themselves a
verbum plus in se sensus & mysti
greater Sense of Mystical Profundity, of the Authority
profunditatis contineat ex authoritate &
of Solomon; and having reference to his Writings, we
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acknowledge, That these Orations [11] cannot be etiam Salomonis, & ipsius scriptis
expounded nor understood by humane sense: For it is referentibus agnoscimus orationem
necessary, That all Orations, and distinct particulars of nullatenus humani sensus conditione posse
Astronomy, Astrology, and the Notary Art, be spoken exponi.
and pronounced in their due time and season; and the
Operations of them to be made according to the [13] Necessarium est etenim, etiam ipsas
disposition of the Times. Astronomi siue Astrologi, siue artis
notori particulas distinctas, vel orationes
suo modo & tempore dici & proferri, & ex
eis secundum dispositionem temporum
depere operari.

Of the Triumphal Figures, how sparingly they are to [14] Hic loquitur de triumphalibus figuris
be pronounced, and honestly and devoutly spoken. quomodo parc dicantur, & honest
proferantur, & deuot.
There are also certain Figures or Orations, which Sunt etiam qudam figur siue orationes,
Solomon in Chaldeack, calleth Hely; that is,
quas Salomon Hely Chaldaic, id est
Triumphal Orations of the Liberal Arts, and sudden
triumphales orationes liberalium artiam &
excellent Efficacies of Vertues; and they are the
subitas ac prcellentes virtutum efficacias
Introduction to the Notary Art. Wherefore Solomon
appellauit & sunt ad artis notori
made a special beginning of them, that they are to be
itroductorium [sic]. Vnde Salomon speciale
pronounced at certain determinate times of the Moon;
principium constituit de ipsis, vt secundm
and not to be undertaken, without consideration of the
lunas tempora determinata, & non absque
end. Which also Magister Apollonius hath fully and
termino considerara proferantur. Quod &
perfectly taught, saying, Whosoever will pronounce
Magister noster Apollonius plen &
[12] these words let him do it in a determinate
competenter instruit, dicens: Quicunque hc
appointed time, and set aside all other occasions, and
verba, sicut paul inferius determinato &
he shall profit in all Sciences in one Moneth, and
constituto tempore protulerit, sciat se omni
attain to them in an extraordinary wonderful manner.
occasione remota IN VNO MENSE TOTAM
FACVNDIAM IN omnibus scientijs
proferendis, mult magis more solito
mirabiliter adipisci.

The Expositions of the Lunations of the Notary Art. [15] Ist sunt expositiones lunationis artis

THese are the Expositions of the Lunation, and H sunt expositiones lunationis &
introductionis artis notori scilicet in quarta
Introduction of the Notary Art, to wit, in the fourth
luna & octaua, & in duodecima & in decima
and the eighth day of the Moon; and in the twelfth,
sexta, & in vigesima quarta & in vigesima
sixteenth, four and twentieth, eight and twentieth, and
quarta & in vigesima octaua, & in trigesima
thirtieth they ought to be put in operation. From
debent proferti. Vnde Salomon [586] ait istis
whence Solomon saith, That to those times, we give
temporibus expositiua tempora lunae,
the expositive times of the Moon; of the fourth day of
quartae dedimus, quae ad quatuor angelis
the Moon which are written by the four Angels; and in
suis conscripta sunt: & quarta luna nobis
the fourth day of the Moon is manifested to us; and
manifesta est: Nec non angelo latore ipsarum
are four times repeated and explained by the Angel,
orationum, quater replicata & repetita, nec
the Messenger of these Orations; and are also revealed
non & quatuor anni tempora sunt inscripta &
and delivered to us that require them from the Angel,
reuelata nobis postulantibus ab angelko, ad
four times of the year, to shew the Eloquence and
ostendendam facundiam plenariam in
Fulness of the four [13] Languages, Greek, Hebrew,
quatuor linguis, Graeca, Hebra, Chalda &
Chaldee and Latine; and God hath determined the
latina: & quatuor orbis terrarum partes data
Power of the Faculties of Humane Understanding, to
est Deo potestas definiendi human mentis
the four Parts of the Earth; and also the four Vertues
facundiam, nec non humanitatis quatuor
of Humanities, Understanding, Memory, Eloquence,
virtutes, Intelligentiam, Memoriam,
and the Faculty of Ruling those three. And these
Facundiam & istorum trium stabilitatem
things are to be used as we have before spoken.
dominari. Ista etiam sunt de quibus
Prfatum est, qu sicut diximus, ita
proferenda sunt.

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He sheweth how the precedent Oration is the [16] Ostendit qualiter ista oratio predicta
Beginning and Foundation of the whole Art. sit principium & fundamentum totius artis.

THat is the first Figure of the Notary Art, which is Ipsa ver artis notori prima figura qu
supr notam quadrangulam manifestandam
manifestly sited upon a Quadrangle Note: And this is
sita est. Ipsa ver in Astronomi
Angelical Wisdom, understood of few in Astronomy;
exceptionibus paucis habitis angelica
but in the Glass of Astrology, it is called, The Ring of
sapientia. In Astrologi autem speculo
Philosophy; and in the Notary Art it is written, To be
philosophi annulis nuncupatur. In notoria
the Foundation of the whole Science. But it is to be
ver arte fundamentum totius scienti esse
rehearsed four times a day, beginning in the morning
scribitur Veruntamen in matutino diei quarta
once, about the third hour once, once in the ninth
proferenda, simul & continu, scilicet in
hour, and once in the evening.
mane semel, circa tertiam semel, circa
nonam semel, circa vesperas semel

The precedent Oration ought to be [14] spoken Oratio prcedens debet proferri secret &
secretly; and let him that speaks it be alone, and solus sit qui proferat eam, & ipse vix audiat
pronounce it with a low voyce, so that he scarcely se: & hc est conditio eius: quod si
hear himself. And this is the condition hereof, that if necessitas eum arguerit alicuius magni
necessity urge one to do any great works, he shall say operis, poterit dici mane bis & circa nonam
it twice in the morning, and about the ninth hour bis & confessus sit & ieiunet in prima die, in
twice; and let him [be confessed, and] fast the first quo profert eam, & viuat cast & deuot. Et
day wherein he rehearseth it, and let him live chastly hoc est quod dicit hic.
and devoutly. And this is the oration which he shall

This is the Oration of the four Tongues, Chaldee, Ista est oratio quatuor linguarum Chald,
Greek, Hebrew and Latine, evidently expounded, Grce, Hebr & latin euidenter exposita,
which is called, "the Splendor or Speculum of qu splendor vel speculum sapienti
Wisdom." In all holy Lunations, these Orations ought appellatur. In singulis lunationibus sanctis
to be read, once in the morning, once about the third prdicta oratio debet legi, in mane semel
hour, once about the ninth hour, and once in the circa tertiam selem circa nonam semel &
evening. circa vesperas semel.

The Oration. Incipit oration.

Assaylemath. Assay Lemeth.

Assaylemath, Assay, Lemeth,
Azzabue. [15]

The second part of the precedent Orations, which is Incipit secunda pars prcedentis orationis,
to be said onely once. & tantum semel debet dici.

AZzaylemath, Lemath, Azzaylemath. Lemath.

Sequitur tertia pars orationis prcedentis
The third part of the precedent Oration, which is to & simul proferatur.
be spoken together with the other.
Lemath. Sebanche. Ellithy
Lemath, Sebanche, Ellithy, Aygezo. aygezo.

This Oration hath no Exposition in the Latine. [17] Hic exponitur qualiter non habet
expositionem in latino.
THis is a holy Prayer, without danger of any sin, Hic est oratio sancta sine totius peccati
which Solomon saith, is inexplicable be humane
periculo qua [587] Salomon ait humanis
sense. And he addeth, and saith, That the Explication
sensibus esse inexplicabilem: & subiunxit:
thereof is more prolixious, than can be considered of
Prolixior est, inquit, eius expositio, qum ab
or apprehended by man; excepting also those secrets,
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which is not lawful, neither is it given to man to utter: homine considerari potest, exceptis illis
Therefore he leaveth this Oration without any secretis que non licet nec dantur homini
Exposition, because no man could attain to the loqui. Quam orationem id circo totam
perfection [16] thereof: and it was left so Spiritual, inexpositam reliquit, quia de ipsius orationis
because the Angel that declared it to Solomon, laid an nullus ad perfectionem summatim de ea
inexcusable prohibition upon it, saying, See that thou poterit prlibare. Cuius rei causa tamen erat
do not presume to give to any other, nor to expound spiritualis, quia Angelus ipsam deferens in
any thing out of this Oration, neither thou thy self, nor recusabili prohibitione Salomoni ait: Vide ne
any one by thee, nor any one after thee: For it is a de hac oratione aliquid exponere vel
holy and Sacramental Mystery, that by expressing the transferre prsumas, nec tu, nec quis per te,
words thereof, God heareth thy Prayer, and increaseth nec quis post te. Sacramentale siquidm eius
thy Memory, Understanding, Eloquence, and mysterium est, vt expresso sermone
establisheth them all in thee. Let it be read in verborumque orationis audiuit Deus
appointed times of the Lunation; as, in the fourth day orationem tuam, vt tibi intelligentia,
of the Moon, the eighth and twelfth, as it is written memoria, facundia & horum trium stabilitas
and commanded: say that Oration very diligently four augeatur. diebus lunationis determinatis
times in those dayes; verily believing, That thereby scilicet in in quarta luna, 8.12, & sic
thy study shall suddenly be increased, and made clear, deinceps sicut prceptum & scriptum est,
without any ambiguity, beyond the apprehension of ipsam orationem diligenter in prmissis
humane Reason. [17] diebus quater lege credens de ea quod
studium absque ambiguitate supra humanum
modum subit a daugeri.

Of the Efficacy of that Oration which is inexplicable [18] De efficacia eiusdem orationis que
to humane sense. inexplicabilis est humanosensu.

THis is that onely which Solomon calls The Hc est omnino quam Salomon
flicitatem ingenij, & lumen anim
happiness of Wit, and M. Apollonius termeth it, The
Magister Apollonius appellauit, & speculum
Light of the Soul, and the Speculum of Wisdom: And,
sapienti eandem nuncupauit. Et ipsam
I suppose, the said Oration may be called, The Image
orationem vit eterm imaginem arbitror
of Eternal Life: the Vertue and Efficacy whereof is so
appellandam. Cuiuscunque tanta sit efficacia
great, that it is understood or apprehended of very few
paucis hominibus & fer nullis
or none.
dignoscitur vel comprehenditur.
Therefore having essayed some Petitions, Signs
[20a] Prlibatis ergo quibusdam
and Precepts, we give them as an entrance to those
petitionibus, signaculis siue prceptis quasi
things whereof we intend to speak; of which they are
quendam introitum dedimus ad ea qu
part, that we have spoken of before. Nevertheless,
dicturi sumus de quibus tamen partem ea
before we come to speak of them, some things are
habent, qu supr diximus. Veruntamen
necessary to be declared, whereby we may more
antequam ad eam perueniatur, qudam
clearly and plainly set forth our intended History: For,
arbitror necessaria, quibus plenius arque
as we have said before, there are certain Exceptions of
clarius ad propositam pertingetur historiam.
the Notary Art; some whereof are dark and obscure,
Sunt enim vt supr diximus, qudam
and others plain and manifest.
exceptiones Notori artis. De quibus
For the Notary Art hath a Book in Astronomy, qudam obcur & qudam clar &
whereof it is the Beginning [18] and mistris; and the manifest sunt
Vertue thereof is such, that all Arts are taught and
[20b] Ex ipsa autem Astronomia notoria
derived from her. And we are further to know, That
ars librum habet, cuius ipsa est principium &
the Notary Art doth in a wonderful manner contain
Magistra. Et eius efficacia est quod ex ea
and comprehend within it self, all Arts, and the
omnes artes doceantur. Sciendum est etiam
Knowledge of all Learning, as Solomon witnesseth:
artem notoriam & omnes artes, & omnem
Therefore it is called, The Notary Art, because in
literatam scientiam, mirabiliter continere,
certain brief Notes, it teacheth and comprehendeth the
qu testante Salomone, ideo est ars notoria
knowledge of all Arts: for so Solomon also saith in his
quia quibusdam notulis breuissimis omnium
Treatise Lemegeton, that is, in his Treatise of Spiritual
comprehensibiliter scriptorum edocet
and Secret Experiments.
cognitionem sicut etiam ait Salomon in
tractu Lemegeton, hoc est in tractu
spiritualium & secretorum experimentorum.

Here he sheweth, in what manner those Notes differ [21] Hic ostenditur qua ratione in arte ista
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in Art, and the reason thereof; for a Note is a certain differant not, & ista est ratio. Nota enim
knowledge, by the Oration and Figure before set est est qudam cognitio per orationem et
down. figuram suprapositam.

BUt of the Orations and Figures, mention shall be
made in their due place, and how the Notes are called Sed de orationibus & figuris mentio suo
in the Notary Art. Now he maketh mention of that tempore habenda ratio est, quare in arte
Oration, which is called, The Queen of Tongues: for notoria not dicantur. Modo facit
amongst these Orations, there is one [19] more mentionem de quadam oratione que Regina
excellent than the rest, which King Solomon would lingu appellatur. Inter istas tamen orationes
therefore have be called, The Queen of Tongues, vna est excellentior quam Rex Salomon
because it takes away, as it were, with a certain Secret Reginam lingu id circo voluit appellari,
covering the Impediments of the Tongue, and giveth it quia quodam secreto tegimento
a marvellous Faculty of Eloquence. Wherefore before impedimentum lingu aufert, & mirabilem
we proceed further, take a little Essay of that Oration: eloquenti tribuit facultatem, ad quam
For this is an Oration which in the Scriptures we are antequam perueniatur parumper de ipsa
taught to have alwayes in our mouthes; but it is taken oratione est prlibandum. Ipsa enim est
out of the Chaldean Language: which, although it be oratio, qu in scripturis docendis in ore
short, is of a wonderful Vertue; that when you reade semper habenda est, de Chaldo tamen
that Scripture, with the Oration before-mentioned, you sermone extorta est: qu lict breuis sit,
cannot keep silent those things, which the Tongue and mirabilis efficaci est, vt cum ipsam
Understanding suggest, and administer to thee. scripturam legeris oratione prmemorata,
reticere non poteris, qu tibi mens & lingua
The Oration which follows, is a certain Invocation suggesserint & administrabunt.
of the Angels of God, and it provoketh Eloquence,
and ought to be said in the beginning of the Scripture, [22] Ista oratio qu sequitur, est qudam
and in the beginning of the Moneth. [20] inuocatio Angelorum Dei, & prouocat
facundiam, & in principio scripturarum
debet dici, & in principio mensis prfertur.
The Oration
Incipit oratio.

Lameth. Leynach. Semach.

[1] Ameth, Leynach, Semach, belmai. (ist orationes non
Belmay, (these Orations have not habent proprias lunationes, vt
dicit commentator supra in glossa
proper Lunations, as the
azzailemat Geseg Lothamasim,
Commentator saith upon the Gloss, Ozetogomaglial. Zeziphier,
Azzailement, Gesegon, Lothamasim, Iosanum: Solatac, Bozefama,
Ozetogomaglial, Zeziphier, dafarciamar, zemait, Lemaio,
Josanum, Solatar, Bozefama, pheralon, Anuc, philosophi
Gregoon Letos anum, anum
Defarciamar, Zemait, Lemaio, anum.)
Pheralon, Anuc, Philosophi,
Gregoon, Letos, Anum, Anum,

How this Oration is to be said in the beginning of [23] Qualiter ista oration proferatur in
every Moneth, chastly, and with a pure minde. principio cuiuslibet mensis cast & puro
cporde semper proferatur.

IN the beginning of the Scriptures, are to be Vt in principio scripturarum docendarum

taught, how the precedent Oration ought to be spoken secretissim debet dici oratio prdicta, &
most secretly, and nothing ought to be retained, which qu tibi legenti mens & lingua suggesterit,
thy Minde and Understanding suggests and prompts to reticeri non debet. Prterea sequuntur
thee in the reading thereof: Then also follow certain qudam verba prcepta de illa, quia in
words, which are Precepts thereof, which ought principio mensis semper incipi debent, &
alwayes to be begun in the beginning of the Moneth, etiam in alijs diebus. Ista etiam est qu
and also in other dayes. I would also note this, That it memoriam. Sed tamen sapienter & cum
is to be pronounced [21] wisely, and with the greatest maxim venerationis officio, & antequam
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either Meat or Drink. cibus & potus sumatur, proferenda est.

Here followeth the Prayer we spake of before, to [24] Sequitur oratio de qu locuti sumus ad
obtain a good Memory. producendam memoriam.

Deus summe Deus inuisibilis.

[2]O Most Mighty God, Invisible Theos patir Heminas per
God, Theos Patir Heminas; by thy archangelos tuos eliphamasai
Archangels, Eliphamasay, gelonucoa. Gebeche banai
Gerabcai, elomnit: Et per
Gelonucoa, Gebeche Banai, angelos tuos gloriosos, quorum,
Gerabcai, Elomnit; and by thy nomina adeo consecrata sunt, vt
glorious Angels, whose Names are nobis proferri non debent qu
so Consecrated, that they cannot be sunr hc: do. hel. x. p. a. li. o. ff.
&c. qu humanis sensibus
uttered by us; which are these, Do. comprehendi non licet.
Hel. X. P. A. Li. O. F. &c. which
cannot be Comprehended by
Humane Sense.

Here following is the Prologue of the precedent Sequitur prologus prdict orationis, que
Oration, which provoketh and procureth Memory, prouocat & adhibet memoriam &
and is continued with the precedent Note. continuatur cum prcedenci Nota.

H oratio debet dici cum prcedenti

THis Oration ought to be said next to the oratione proxima, scilicet Lemath & cum
precedent Oration; to wit, Lameth: and with this, I ista. Te queso hodie o Theos semper
beseech thee to day, O Theos, to be said always as one proferenda pro vna oratione. Si pro memoria,
continued Oration. If it be for the Memory, let it be in mane dicatur. Si pro alia efficacia vespere
said in the morning; if for any other effect, in the dicatur. Et sic dicatur in vespertina [589]
evening. [22] And thus let it be said in the hour of the hora, & in mane. Et si proferatur, vt dictum
evening, and in the morning: And being thus est, ista cum oratione precedenti, prouocat
pronounced, with the precedent Oration, it increaseth memoriam & linguam impeditam soluit.
the Memory, and helpeth the Imperfections of the

Here beginneth the Prologue of this Oration. [25] Hic incipit ipsius orationis prologus.

Te quso Domine m illumina

I Beseech thee, O my Lord, to conscientiam meam splendore
illuminate the Light of my luminis tui, & illustra & confirma
Conscience with the Splendor of thy intellectum meum odore
suauitatis spiritus tui, adorna
Light: Illustrate and confirm my animam meam vt audiendo
Understanding, with the sweet audiam, & audita memoriter
odour of thy Spirit. Adorn my Soul, teneam. Reforma Domine cor
that hearing I may hear and what I meam: Instaura Deus sensem
meum: Placa pijssime memoriam:
hear, I may retain in my Memory. O Aperi mititissime animam meam:
Lord, reform my heart, restore my Tempera benignissime linguam
senses, and strengthen them; meam per gloriosum & ineffabile
qualifie my Memory with thy Gifts: nomen tuum. Tu qui es fons
Mercifully open the dulness of my bonitatis, & totius pietatis origo,
habeas patientiam in me &
Soul. O most merciful God, temper memoriam da mihi, & quod te
the frame of my Tongue, by thy petij in oratione hac sancta
most glorious and unspeakable largiaris mihi. Et qui peccantem
Name: Thou who are the Fountain non statim iudicas, sed ad
pnitentiam misertus expectas, te
of all Goodness; the Original and quso indignus precor, vt
Spring of Piety, have patience with facinorum meorum & peccatorum
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me, give a good Memory unto me, meorum scelera extinguas &
abstergas, & me petitione tanta
and bestow upon me what I pray of per Angelorum tuorum virtutem
thee in this holy Oration. O thou de quibus prfatus sum, dignum
who dost not forthwith Judge a & efficacem esse facias, qui es
sinner, [23] but mercifully waitest, Trinus Deus. Amen.
expecting his Repentance; I (though
unworthy) beseech thee to take
away the guilt of my sins, and wash
away my wickedness and offences,
and grant me these my Petitions, by
the verture of thy holy Angels, thou
who art one God in Trinity. Amen.

Here he sheweth some other Vertue of the precedent [26] Hic ostendis alias efficacias quas habet
Oration. prdicta oratio.

If thou doubt of any great Vsion, what it may Hanc eandem orationem, & si de aliqua
foreshew; or if thou wouldst see any great Vsion, of magna visione dubitaueris, quid prtendere
any danger present or to come; or if thou wouldst be debeat vel si magnam visioni de periculo
certified of any one that is absent, say this Oration instanti siue de futuro videre volueris, vel de
three times in the evening with great reverence and quouis absente vis habere certitudinem,
devotion, and thou shalt have and see that which thou vespere ter dicas cum summ venerationis
desirest. obsequio, & videbis quod petieris.

Here followeth an Oration of great Vertue, to attain [28] Hc incipit oratio magn virtutis, & est
the knowledge of the Physical Art, having also many de cognitione artis physix & habes plures
other Vertues and Efficacy. virtutes & efficacias.

Si vis habere cognitionem de alicuius

IF you would have the perfect knowledge of any gritudine, vtrum ad mortem vel ad vitam sit
Disease, whether the same tend to death or life: if the infirmus. Si iacuerit languens, assistens
sick party lie languishing, stand before him, & say this coram eo dicas ter cum magna reuerentia.
Oration three times with great reverence. [24]

The Oration of the Physical Art. [29] Incipit oratio physic artis. Cf. LIH XXVI.


IHesus fili Dominus Ihesus fili: Dominus
incomprehensibilis: Ancor,
Incomprehensibilis: Ancor, Anacor, Anacor, Anylos Zohorna,
Anylos, Zohorna, Theodonos, hely Theodonos, helyotes phagor,
otes Phagor, Norizane, Corichito, Norizane, Corichito, Anosae,
Anosae, Helse Tonope, Phagora. helse, Tonope phagora.

Another part of the same Oration. Sequitur alia pars orationis.

Elleminator, Candones helosi, Tephagain, Elleminator, Candones helosi,

Tecendum, Thaones, Behelos, Belhoros, Hocho Tephagain, Tecendum, Thaones,
Phagan, Corphandonos, Human natus & vos Behelos, Belhoros. hocho
Eloytus Phugora: Be present ye holy Angels, phagan, Corphandonos, human
advertise and teach me, whether such a one shall natus, & vos Eloytus phugora.
recover, or dye of this Infirmity. Angeli sancti adeste & aduertite
& docete me vtrum talis
conualescat an moriatur de ista

This being done, then ask the sick person, Friend, [30a] Hoc acto, Tunc interrogabis
how dost thou feel thy self? And if he answer thee. I infirmum. Amice qualiter tu sentis te? & si
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feel my self at good ease, I begin to mend, or the like; responderit tibi, ben conualescam, vel aliud
then judge without doubt, The sick person shall tale simile, scias proculdubi, quod ad vitam
recover: but if he answer, I am very grievously ill, or est infirmus. Si autem respondeat grauiter
worse and worse; then doubtless conclude, He will vel malsto, vel aliud simile, scias
dye on the morrow: But if he answer, I know not how proculdubio ipsum in proximomoriturum.
my state and condition is, whether better or worse; [590] Si autem responndeat necio qualiter sto,
then you may know likewise, That he [25] will either scias similiter quod moritur, vel infirmitas in
dye, or his disease will change and alter for the worse. grauius mutabitur. Si autem puer fuerit, qui
If it be a Childe, that is not of years capable to make & tatem correspondendi non habuerit aut
an answer; or that the sick languish so grievously, that malor, languens infirmus grauiter vel
he knoweth not how, or will not answer, say this noluerit: post orationem dictam ter qd
Oration three times; and what you finde first revealed inueneris primo in mente tua, de ipso
in your minde, that judge to come to pass of him. futurum scias.

Furthermore if any one dissemble and seek to hide [30b] Porr si quis infirmitatem suam
or cover his infirmity; say the same Oration, and the simulauerit vel celauerit, dicas eandem
Angelical Vertue shall suggest the truth to thee. If the orationem, & suggeret tibi virtus angelica
diseased person be farre off; when you hear his Name, veritatem. Si ver longinquus infirmus
say likewise this Oration for him, and your minde fuerit, audito nomine eius, pro eo similiter
shall reveal to you whether he shall live or dye. dicas hanc orationem, & veniet tibi in animo
tuo, vtrum viuere debeat siue mori,
If you touch the Pulse of any one that is sick,
saying this Oration, the effect of his Infirmity shall be Si tu infirmi alicuius pulsum tetigeris,
revealed to you. eadem oratione memorata, reuelabitur tibi,
cuiusmodi fuerit effectus infirmitatis. Si
Or if you touch the Pulse of any Woman with etiam alicuius mulieris prgnantis pulsum
Childe, saying the same Oration, it shall be revealed, tetigeris, oratione memorata, reuelabitur tibi
whether she shall bring forth a Male or Female. vtrum sit masculus vel fmina, qds concepit.
Scias t illud miraculum non ex natura tua
But know, that this Miracle proceeds not from your prouenire sed sanctorum Angelorum,
own Nature, but from the Nature and Vertue of the quorum agere hic pars officik est virtutem &
holy [26] Angels; it being a part of their Office,
naturam tibi mirabiliter reuelare. Item si de
wonderfully to reveal these things to you. If you doubt virginitate alicuius dubitaueris eadem
of the Virginity of any one, say this Oration in your oratione reuelata memorabitur tibi vtrum sit
minde, and it shall be revealed to you, whether she be virgo vel corrupta.
a Virgin, or Corrupt.

Here follows an efficacious Preface of an Oration, [31] Hec est prsatio orationis efficacia
shewing what Verture and Efficacy you may thereby quam efficaciam quam virtutem poteris
prove every day. qualibet die probare.

Of this Oration Solomon saith, That by it a new De ista oratione ait Salomon, hanc nouam
knowledge of Physick is to be received from God: cognitionem physic Deo accipi: vnde
Upon which, he hath laid this command, and calleth vocauit & dixit hoc mandatum miraculum
it, The Miraculous and Efficacious Foundation of the cum esse efficax fundamentum physic
Physical Science; and that it containeth in it the scienti, & quod contineat in se quantitatem
quantity and quality of the whole Physical Art and & qualitatem scienti totius artis physice
Science: wherein there is contained, rather a inqua re est mirabiliter magis speciosum
miraculous and specious, then fearful or terrible quam horridum miraculum. Tu at
Miracle, which as often-soever as thou readest the quotiescunque legeris, non adverborum
same, regard not the paucity of words, but praise the paucitatem, sed mysterij tanti lauda virtutem.
Vertue of so great a Mystery: For, Solomon himself Ipse enim Salomon de artis Notori
speaking of the subtility of the Notory Art, subtilitate diuini auxilij mirabili libertate
wonderfully extolls the Divine Help; to wit, Because extorsit: Scilicet quia grande quoddam
we have proposed a [27] great thing, that is to say so proponimus videlicet tot & tanta sub tam
many and so great Mysteries of Nature, contained speciosa breuitate constringere naturalium
under so specious brevity, that I suppose them to be as arbitror esse aliquod generale prohemium in
a general Problem to be proposed in the ordination of tam subtilis & excellentis operis ordinatione
so subtile and excellent a work; that the minde of the proponi, vt magic animus auditoris super
Reader or Hearer may be the more confirmed and hc confortetur & conualescat.
fixed hereupon.

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Here he sheweth how every Note of every Art, ought [32a] Hic dicitur qualiter vnaquque nota
to exercise his own office; and that the Notes of one vnius cuiusque artis suum habet exercere
Art profit not to the knowledge of another Art; and officium, & not vnius artis ad aliam artem
we are to know, That all Figures have their proper sciendam non prosunt, & sciendum est, quod
Orations. omnes figur suas proprias habent orationes.

We come now, according to our strength, to divide Disseramus ergo pro possibilitatis nostr
the families of the Notory Art; and leaving that part viribus notori artis facultatem, & quod
which is natural, we come to the greater parts of the naturalium est, ad maiora artis accedamus.
Art: for Solomon, a great Composer, and the greatest Salomon etenim artis Notori magnus
Master of the Notory Art, comprehendeth divers Arts compositor, diuersarum artium sub ipsa
under the Notion thereof. Therefore he calleth this a contentarum Magister quidem maximus.
Notory Art, because it should be the Art of Arts, and Artem ipsam id circo notoriam appellauit, eo
Science of Sciences; which [28] comprehendeth in it quod esset ars artium & scientia scientiarum,
self all Arts and Sciences, Liberal and Mechanick: que omnes artes liberales & mechanica: &
And those things which in other Arts are full of long exceptiuas in se comprehendit: & qu in
and tedious locutions, filling up great prolixious cteris artibus [591] longis & grauibus
Volumes of Books, wearying out the Student, through loquutionibus nec non prolixis & fastidiosis
the length of time to attain to them: In this Art are librorum voluminibus per maximi temporis
comprehended very briefly in a few words or writings, spacium, quibus ingenioso comprehendunt
so that it discovereth those things which are hard and cum paucis verbis & scriptis paruissimis quo
difficult, making the ingenious learned in a very short suis imperitos & duros, per breue spacium
time, by the wonderful and unheard-of Vertue of the temporis mirabili & inaudita verborum ac
words. nominum virtute reddit cruditos.

Therefore we, to whom such a faculty of the [32b] Nos ergo quibus tanta facultas
knowledge of the Scripture of Sciences is granted, summi creatoris affluenti gratia ratione
have wholly received this great gift, and inestimable scripture scientiarum concessa tantum
benefit, from the overflowing grace of the most high munus & tam egregium donum competenter
Creator. And whereas all Arts have their several Notes recipimus. Nam cum artes singul notas sibi
properly disposed to them, and signified by their dispositas & prnotatas habeant cum figuris,
Figures; and the Note of every Art, hath not any office & cum nota vnius cuiusque artis suum non
of transcending to another Art, neither do the Notes of habuerit transscendendi officium, ad aliam
one Art profit or assist to the knowledge of another artem scientiam not vnius artis non prosunt
Art: Therefore this may seem a little difficult, as this nec valent: & quia aliquantulum hoc est
small Treatise, which may [29] be called a Preludium difficile, in hoc tractu paruulo quod
to the Body of the Art: we will explain the Notes paludium ad ipsum corpus artis dicitur. De
severally; and that which is more necessary, we shall singulis ipsius Notis singulatim & illud quod
by the Divine Providence diligently search out the magis necessarium est ad diuersarum
several Sciences of the Scripture. scripturarum scientias acquirendas diuinitus

A certain special Precept. Hic ponit quoddam speciale prceptum.

[33] Illud est nobis necessarium

THis is necessary for us, and necessarily we necessario & posteris nostris idoneum
suppose will be profitable to posterity, that we know arbitramur & vtile, vt quibusdam
how to comprehend the great prolixious Volumes of compendiosis tractatibus prolixa & magna
writings, in brief and compendious Treatises; which, scripturarum volumina cognoscamus: Quoa
that it may easily be done, we are diligently to enquire vt leuiter fieri possit de libris antiquissimis
out the way of attaining to it, out of the three most tribus, qui a Salomone compositi sunt
ancient Books which were composed by Solomon; the diligentissim inquiramus. In quorum primo
first and chiefest thing to be understood therein, is, illud primum & speciale intelligendum est,
That the Oration before the second Chapter, is to be qui oratione prmissa ante secundum
used long before every speech, the beginning whereof capitulum in omni sermone longo vtendum
is Assay: and the words of the Oration are to be said est, principium cuius orationis est Assay. &
in a competent space of time; but the subsequent part competenti tempore verba orationis dicantur.
of the Oration is then chiefly to be said, when you Subsequens autem pars orationis tunc
desire the knowledge of the Volumes of writings, and precipu dicenda est, quando ad cognitionem
looking [30] into the Notes thereof. The same Oration scripturarum volumina reuoluendo notam
is also to be said, when you would clearly and plainly inspexeris. Tunc etiam dicenda est ipsa
understand and expound any Science or great oratio, quando grauem scientiam tibi antea
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Mystery, that is on a sudden proposed to you, which inauditam, subit illam tibi propositam, &
you never heard of before: say also the same Oration lucid & plenari enucleare & proponere
at such time, when any thing of great consequence is volueris: ipso etiam tempore eandem
importuned of you, which at present you have not the orationem dices, quando tibi aliquod
faculty of expounding. This is a wonderful Oration, importunum, aliquod graue dixerit, quod tue
whereof we have spoken; the first part whereof is facultatis non sit exponere, eandem
expounded in the Volume of the Magnitude of the orationem commemorabis. Ista est oration de
quality of Art. qua locuti sumus, & est mirabilis oratio,
cuius pars prima involumine de magnitudine
qualitatis exponitur.

The Oration. [34] Incipit Oratio.

Lamed, Rogum, Ragia, Ragium,

LAmed, Rogum, Ragia, Ragium, Ragiomal, Agalad, Eradioch,
Ragiomal, Agaled, Eradioch, Anchovionos, lochen, saza, ya,
Anchovionos, Lochen, Saza, Ya, manichel, mamacuo, lephoa,
Bozaco, Cogemal, Salayel,
Manichel, Mamacuo, Lephoa, ytsunanu, azaroch, beyestar,
Bozaco, Cogemal, Salayel, amak.
Ytsunanu, Azaroch, Beyestar, Amak.
[35] de magnitudine ad operationem. Ista Cp. LIH
To the operation of the Magnitude of Art, this oratio continetur in loco secundo prim XXVIII.
Oration containeth in the second place, a general not generalis tractatus de omni scriptura.
Treatise of the first Note of all Scripture, part of the Cuius expositionis partem de magnitudine
Exposition whereof, we have fully explained [31] in qualitatis artis eiusdem satis explanauimus:
the Magnitude of the quality of the same Art. But the sed ne prorsus ipsius sacramentalis
Reader hath hardly heard of the admirable Mystery of intellectus admirans mysterium
the Sacramental Intellect of the same: Let him know rudishaberetur auditor, hoc sciat certissi, vel
this for a certain, and doubt not of the Greek words of nihil dubitans de verbis grecis ipsius
the Oration aforesaid, but that the beginning of them orationis supradicte esse principium
is expounded in Latine. expositionis euis in latino. [592]

The beginning of the Oration. [36] Incipit Oratio.

OH Eternal and Unreprehensible Memory! Oh Memoria irreprehensibilis, sapientia

incontradicibilis, efficacia incommutabilis
Uncontradictible Wisdom! Oh Unchangeable Power!
aeterni consilij angelos complectetur cor
Let thy right-hand encompass my heart, and the holy
meum dextra tua, adimpleat conscientiam
Angels of thy Eternal Counsel; compleat and fill up
mean memoria tua, & odor vnguentorum
my Conscience with thy Memory, and the odour of
tuorum, dulcedo gratiae tuae muniat mentem
thy Ointments; and let the sweetness of thy Grace
meum splendore Spiritus sancti, & claritate,
strengthen and fortifie my Understanding, through the
qua Angeli faciem tuam cum omnibus coeli
pure splendor and brightness of thy holy Spirit; by
virtutibus intueri sanctam sine fine
vertue whereof, the holy Angels alwayes behold and
desiderant. Sapientia qua omnia reparasti:
admire the brightness of thy face, and all thy holy and
Intelligentia qua omnia informasti,
heavenly Vertues; Wisdom, wherewith thou hast made
beatitudinis perseuerantia qua Angelos
all things; Understanding, by which thou hast
restituisti: Dilectio, qua homines post lapsum
reformed all things; Perseverance unto blessedness,
ad coelestia traxisti, Doctrina qua Adam
whereby thou hast restored and confirmed the Angels;
omnem scientiam docere dignatus es.
Love, whereby thou hast restored lost Mankinde, and
Informa, reple, instrue, instaura, corrige, &
raised him after his Fall to Heaven; Learning,
refice me vt fiam nouus in mandatis tuis
whereby thou wer't pleased to teach Adam the
intelligendis & in suscipienda scientia
knowledge of every Science: Inform, repleat, instruct,
animae & corporis mei, & omnium fidelium
restore, correct, and refine me, that I may be made
credentium in nomine tuo, quod est
new in the understanding [of] thy Precepts, and in
benedictum in secula seculorum.
receiving the Sciences which are profitable for my
Soul and Body, and for all faithful believers in thy
Name which is blessed for ever, world without end.

Here is also a particular Exposition of the fore-going [37] Hc est etiam particula expositionis
Oration, which he hath left unexpounded, to be read prfat orationis, quam vnusquisque
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Oration, which he hath left unexpounded, to be read prfat orationis, quam vnusquisque
by every one that is learned in this Art; and know, doctorum, qui in hac arte asseruisse legitur
that no humane power nor faculty in man is reliquit inexpositum. Scias ad eius
sufficient to finde out the Exposition thereof. expositionem nequaquam humanam posse
sufficere facultatem.

This Oration is also called by Solomon, The [38] Hc etiam oratio Salomone
Gemme and Crown of the Lord: for he saith, It Gemma coron Domini appellatur. In
helpeth against danger of Fire, or of wilde Beasts of periculo, inquit, ignis, terr, bestiarum, ea
the [33] Earth, being said with a believing faith: for it siquidem prodest cum fide dicta credentia.
is affirmed to have been reported from one of the four Allatam enim fuiste ab vno quatuor
Angels, to whom was given power to hurt the Earth, Angelorum perhibetur, quibus datum est
the Sea, and the Trees. There is an example of this nocere & prodesse terr & mari &
Oration, in the Book called, The Flower of heavenly arboribus. Ipsius etiam orationis exemplar
Learning; for herein Solomon glorifieth God, because libri florum doctrin clestis appellauit.
by this he inspired into him the knowledge of Glorificando enim Salomon in hoc Deum,
Theologie, and dignified him with the Divine qud ad Theologiam pro nutu diuino & eius
Mysteries of his Omnipotent Power and Greatness: mysterio atque omnipotentis nobilitatis
which Solomon beholding in his night-Sacrifice, inspirauit. Et inspiciens quasdam orationes
bestowed upon him by the Lord his God, he ipsam in nocte sacrificij maioris Domino
conveniently gathered the greater Mysteries together Deo largiente, inter alias transmissas
in this Notory Art, which were holy, and worthy, and eiusdem artis notori conuenienter
reverend Mysteries. These things and Mysteries of collocauit, qu sanct & dign sunt: atque
Theologie the erring Gentiles have not all lost, which reuerendi mysterij sunt. Ipsis quidem non de
Solomon calleth, The Signe of the holy Mystery of Theologia errantes omisre gentiles, quas
God revealed by his Angel before; and that which is Salomon signum sacri mysterij Dei angelo
contained in them, is the fulness of our dignity and (alia) prcedente vocauit hoc etiam est
humane Salvation. opplementum dignitatis nostr & salutis
human, & quod in eis continetur.

The first of these Orations which we call Spiritual, [39] Prima oratio ex istis de quibus
the vertue whereof teacheth Divinity, and preserveth loquimur spiritualis operatur ad
the memory thereof. Theologiam, & ipsius conseruat memoriam.

[34] Ist etiam orationes sunt, in quibus

magnam potest nostra salus habere
These are Orations also, which are of great virtue efficaciam. Quarum prima oratio Spiritualis
and efficacy to our Salvation: The first whereof is ad Theologiam cognoscendam, & ipsius
Spiritual, and teacheth Divinity; and also perseueranter habetur memoria, id circo
Perseverance in the Memory thereof: Therefore ipsum signum grati Dei Salomon prcepit
Solomon commandeth it to be called, The Signe of the appellari. Gratia enim Dei est, vt inquit
Grace of God: for, as Ecclesiastes saith, This is the Ecclesiastes, spiritualis in verbis qu
Spiritual Grace of God, that hath given me knowledge inspirauit mihi, vt disputarem [593] de omni
to treat of all Plants, from the Cedar of Lebanon, to ligno libani vsque ad Isopem, qu egreditur
the Hyssop that groweth on the wall. de patiete.

The election of time, in what Lunation these [40] Assignatio temporis scilicet in qua
Orations ought to be said. lunatione orationes ist proferri debent.

THe first Oration ought to be said once in the first Oration in prima Luna debet proferri
semel, & in tertia ter, & in sexta sexies, & in
Lunation; in the third, three times; in the sixth, six
nona nonies, in duodecuma duodecies, in
times; in the ninth, nine times; in the twelfth. twelve
decima septima decemsepties, & in decima
times; in the seventeenth, seventeen times; and in the
octaua totidem. In vicesima sexta totidem, In
eighteenth, as many times; in the twenty sixth, as
29. totidem, In 30 totidem. Ipsa enim oratio
many; in the twenty ninth, as many; and so many in
tant virtutis, tant efficaci est vt in die,
the thirty ninth: for this Oration is of so great vertue
qua ipsam dixeris, determinato patre tanta
and efficacy, that in the very day thou shalt say the
cum in eadem die virtus scienti Theologi
same, as if it [35] were determined by the Father, it
adaugebitur, vt si volueris vix de ipsa poteris
shall increase thy knowledge in the Science of
reticere: Et si alis imperitus sueris, socijs
vel maioribus vel subditis vel similibus
visus, & ab eisdem & reliquis ita scire
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But if otherwise that thou art ignorant, and it hath videberis. Sub intra studium Theologi, &
been seen by thy Companions, thy Superiours or audias lectiones per aliquot menses, vt omne
Inferiours, though unto others thou shalt seem to have dubium de te excutiatur, ab illis qui te iuta
knowledge; enter into the study of Divinity, and hear scire viderint. Veruntamen in illa die qua
the Lectures by the space of some moneths, casting dixeris eam, cast viuas, & summo man
off all doubt from thee, of them who shall see thee, to eam dicas.
know such things: and in that day wherein thou
wouldst say it, live chastly, and say it in the Morning.

Solomon testifieth, That an Angel delivered the [41] Attulit istam orationem
following Oration in Thunder, who standeth alwayes subsequentem Salomone testante, Angelus
in the Presence of the Lord, to whom he is not propositus tonittuo, qui in conspectu Domino
dreadful. The Mystery hereof is holy, and of great semper assistit, cui non est paufirius, eius
efficacy: neither ought this Oration to be said above mysteriym sacrosanctum est & efficacius, vt
once, because it moveth the heavenly Spirits to cum eam orationem semel legeris, non
perform any great work. amplius dici oportet: e quod promoueat
Spiritus clestes ad aliquid magnum
Of this Oration he saith, That so great is the peragendum.
Mystery thereof, that it moveth the Celestial Spirits to
perform any great work which the Divine Power [42] De eadem oratione dicit, quod
permitteth. It also giveth the vertue [36] of its Mystery, tantum est eius mysterium, quod etiam
that it exalteth the tongue and body of him that spiritus clestes promoueat ad aliquid
speaketh it, with so great inspiration, as if some new magnum peragendum diuina permittente
and great Mystery were suddenly revealed to his potentia: Habet etiam in sui mysterij
understanding. largitorem efficacem vt linguam & corpus
ipsius proferentis tanta inspiratione exaltet vt
quasi nouum quid et magnum mysterium
intellexiste cognoscat.

Here followeth the beginning of this Oration, [43] Hc autem est orationis principium,
wherein is so great vertue and efficacy, as we have in qua tanta efficacia est vt diximus, & cum
said, it being said with great devotion. magna deuotione opus eam legi.

Achacham, Yhel, Chelychem, Agzyraztor, Yegor, Achacham yhel, chelychem,

&c. agzyraztor, yegor, &c.

This is the beginning of the Oration, the parts [44] Istud est principium prfat
whereof are four: But there is something to be said of orationis, cuius partes sunt quatuor. Sed de
the beginning by itself, and of the four parts severally; principium aliud per se dicendum est, nec
and then between the beginning and these Orations, non de cteris quatuor partibus singulatim:
which are four, we shall make this competent division. prterea inter principium & ipsas orationes
qu sunt quatuor istam competentem
For this is that which is to be spoken of the facimus diuisionem.
beginning severally: And this Oration is to be divided
into four parts; and the first part thereof is to be said, [45] Hoc enim quod de principio
that is, the beginning, before any other part of the dicendum est singulariter. Er ista oratio in
Oration is to be compleated. These Greek Names [37] partes 4. diuidenda est, & eius dicta prima
following are to be pronounced. This is the division of parte, id est, principium antequam pars alia
these Orations, Hielma, Helma, Hemna, &c. Oh God ipsius orationis conpleatur, ista nomina
the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, Confirm grca sequentia proferenda sunt. Ista est
this Oration, and my Understanding and Memory, to diuisio istarum orationum, hielma, helma,
receive, understand, and retain the knowledge of all hemna &c. Deus Pater, Deus Filius, Deus
good Scriptures; and give me perseverance of minde sancte spiritus, orationem confirma &
therein. intellectum meum & memoriam ad
suscipiendam, ad cognoscendam, [594] ad
retinendam omnium scripturarum bonarum
scientiam, eloquentiam & earum bonam
perseuerantiam animi.

This is the beginning of that Oration, which, as we [48] Istud est principium prfat
have said before, ought to be said according to orationis, qu sicut diximus, dici debet
[*after] the Prolations [=postponements] and secundum prolationes & secundum
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Constitutions [=arrangements] thereof; and ought to constitutiones ipsius ob nostr memori

be repeated, because of the forgetfulness of our obliuionem recitari habet, & secundum
Memory, and according to the exercise of our wit, and exercitium ingenij, & secundum sanctitatem
according to the sanctity of our life; there being vit nostr, & in ea est tale mysterium, &
contained in it so great a Mystery, and such talis efficacia virtutis.
efficacious Vertue.

There followeth another subtile Oration, wherein is [49] Sequitur alia subtilis oratio, in qua
contained a Sacramental Mystery, and wherein every continetur tam sacramentale mysterium, & in
perfect Science is wonderfully compleated: For qua omnis scientia perfecta mirabiliter
hereby God would have us to know, what things are completur. De ista enim voluit Deus vt
Celestial, and what are Terrene; and what heavenly sciremus qu clestia, qu terrena, &
things the Celestial effecteth, and what earthly things quilibet secundum clestia clestis, &
things the Terrene: because the Lord hath said, My secundum terrena terrenus efficitur. Quia
eyes have [38] seen the imperfect, and in thy book Dominus dixit: Imperfectum viderunt oculi
every day shall be formed and written, and no man in mei, & in libro tuo omnes scribuntur dies,
them, &c. So it is in the Precepts of God: for we are formabuntur & nemo in eis &c. Sic enim
not able to write all things, how the Sun hath the same habitandum est in prceptis Dei. Non enum
course as at first, that our order may be confirmed: for possumus omnia scribere, vt Sol habear
all writing whatsoever, which is not from God, is not eundem cursum quem primo habuit &
to be read; for God himself would have all things to confirmetur ordo noster. Omnis enim
be divided: & this is how these are to be used, before scriptura, qucunque Deo non est, legenda
the second part, which containeth so glorious and non est. Voluit autem ipse Deus diuidere
excellent Consecrations of Orations, & defineth the omnia, & hoc est quomodo ista sunt agenda
Consecrated part to have power in the Heavens, and in ante secundam partem, qu tam gloriosas &
no wise can be defined by humane tongues. excellentes orationum consecrationes
continet, & qu consecratam partem in clis
habere definitur vt nequaquam illa linguis
humanis possit definiri.

This is the beginning of the second part of that [50] Istud est principium secund partis
Oration spoken of before, which is of so great istius orationis qu tand est efficaci,
vertue. sicut dictum est superius.

Aglaros, Theomiros, Thomitos, &c. Aglaros Theomiros. Thomitos


This is the second part of the precedent Oration, of [51] Ista oratio prcedens est secunda
which some singular thing is to be spoken. Wherefore pars orationis, de qua aliud singulariter
if thou sayest this Oration, commemorating the first dicendum est. Vnde se istam orationem
part thereof, say the Oration following, and thou shalt diceris prima parte eius commemorata, istam
[39] perceive the precepts which are therein. orationem sequentem dicas & pruideas
prcepta qu sunt in ea.
Oh God of all things, who art my God, who
in the beginning hast created all things out Deus omnium qui es Deus meus, Cp. LIH XV.6.
of nothing, and hast reformed all things by qui in principio creasti omnia ex
the Holy Spirit; compleat and restore my nihilo, Cum Spiritu tuo omnia
conscience, and heal my understanding, reformasti, comple, restaura,
that I may glorify thee in all my works, conscientiam meam, & sana
thoughts and words. intellectum meam, vt glorificeme
per omnia opera cogitationum
mearum, & verborum meorum.

And after thou hast said this Oration, make a little [52] Et postquam istam orationem Cp. LIH
respite the space of half an hour, and then say the third predictam dixeris, facto interuallo quasi XXXV and
part of the Oration, which follows: Megal, Legal, dimidi hore, dicas istam tertiam partem XXXVI. The
oration "Megal
Chariotos, &c. having said this third part of the orationis qu sequitur: Megal, legal, legal Charitos"
Oration, then meditate with thy self about the Chariotos &c. doesn't appear
Scriptures thou desirest to know; and then say this in full in Ars
Oration: [53] Hac parte orationis dicta tertia, Notoria, but
prmeditaberis tercum de scripturis quas can be found
in full in LIH
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Oh thou that art the Truth, Light, scire volueris, & deinde dices istam XXXV
orationem. there spelled
and Way, of all Creatures: Oh just "Megal. agal.
God, vivify me, and confirm my Veritas, Lux, Via omnium iegal.
understanding, and restore my creaturarum: Iuste Deus viuifica
knowledge and conscience unto me, me & intellectum meum
as thou didst unto King Solomon, confirma, & restaura
conscientiam meam sicut regi
Amen. Salomoni restaurasti, Amen. [595]

Commemorating the parts according to that which [55] Partibus enim istis prmemoratis
is laid down, add the Oration following: the other secundm quod definitum est, addes istam This
oration occurs
Orations being said, say the fourth part of the Oration, orationem sequentem, istis orationibus dictis,
in full in LIH
which is this: Amasiel, Danyi, hayr, &c. quartam partem orationis dicas: Et est ista. XXXVII.
Amasiel, Danyi, hayr &c.

[40] [55] Partibus enim istis prmemoratis,

secundm quod definitum est, addes istam
Then the parts being commemorated as is directed, sequentem orationem.
add also the following Oration.
Ego in conspectu tuo Domine
Deus meus, in cuius nutu sunt
I speak these things in thy presence, omnia nuda, & aperta, hc Cp. LIH
Oh Lord my God, before whose loquor, vt ablato infidelitatis XXXVIII.
face all things are naked and open, errore, adiu[u]et Spiritus tuus
that I being washed from the error omnia viuificans, omnem
of infidelity, thy all-quicking Spirit incredulitatem meam. Amen.
may assist me, and take away all
incredulity from me. [Amen.]

How the Latine Orations are not expounded by the [56] Qualiter orationes latin non
words of the Orations. exponuntur verbis orationum.

We are therefore to know, that the whole Oration Sciendum est ergo, quod illa tota oratio
remaineth unexpounded; because the words thereof inexposita remansit, propterea quia tant
are of so great subtilty, adorned with the Hebrew and subtilitatis est eius zeuma, ornatus de lingua
Chaldean Tongue, with the subtile and wonderful Chalda Hbra tam subtili & admirabili
elocution of God: that the office of the free exposition elimatione decorum, vt nullatenus possit in
thereof, cannot possibly be transferred upon me. The me transferri liber lucutionis officium.
Latine words which are subjoyned to the parts of the Verba latina qu subiunguntur partibus
Oration aforesaid, are such words as have been orationis prfat, ea verba sunt qu de
translated out of the [41] Chaldean Tongue: for they chaldo in nostro transferri potueunt
are not the whole Oration; but as certain heads of sermone: non tamen de tota oratione sunt,
every Oration pertaining thereunto. sed singularium partium orationis prfat
sunt capitula ad orationem pertinentia.

Here he speaketh of the efficacy of all these. [57] Hic loquitur de efficacia omnium
For this Oration is such a mystery, as King
Solomon himself witnesseth, that a Servant of his Ipsa enim oratio tanti mysterij est vt sicut
House having found this book by chance, and being rege Salomone testante dum ipsam
too much overcome with Wine in the Company of a orationem quidam familiaris eius domus
Woman, he presumptuously read it; but before he had libro hoc casu inuento, nimium crapulatus
finished a part thereof, he was stricken dumb, blind vino post accessum mulieris prsumptuose
and lame, and his Memory taken from him; so he legeret, nondum eius parte finita, elinguis
continued to the day of his death: and in the hour of totus, expers memoria, ccus & mutus vsque
his death, he spoke and said, that four Angels which ad horam mortis factus est. In hora autem
he had offended in presumptuous reading so sacred a mortis eius fertur deuisse: * quatuor angelos,
mystery, were the daily keepers and afflicters, one of quos offenderat in tam sacro mysterio
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his Memory, another of his speech, a third of his sight, alterum lingu, tertium oculorum, quartum
and the fourth of his hearing. aurium custodes & flagellatotes quotidie
habuisse. Quo testimonio ipsa oratio eidem
By which Testimony this Oration is so much regi Salomoni omnino commendabilis facta
commended by the same King Solomon, and great is est: Tantum enim est ipsius mysterium.
the mystery [42] thereof: we do greatly require and Prcipimus ergo vt quicunque eam legere
charge every one, that will say or read it, that he do it voluerit, non prsumptuose eam dicat. In
not presumptuously; for in presumption is sin; prsumptione enim peccatum est: vnde sicut
wherefore let this Oration be said, according as is prceptum est ita dicatur ista oratio.
We therefore hold it convenient and necessary, to [58] DE ARTIS ERGO PRAECEPTIS
speak something of the general precepts of art, and of generalibus, de omnium artium cognitione
the knowledge of all arts; and of the several precepts necessarium arbitrati sumus de singularibus
of every singular art: but because we have touched prceptis singularium artium aliquid
somthing of the course of the Moon, it is necessary definire. Sed quia de cursu Lun aliquid
that we shew what her course signifies. The Moon prlibando tetigimus: necesse est vt de eius
passeth through 12 signs in one Moneth; and the Sun cursu quid significet exponamus. Luna 12,
through 12 signs in a year; and in the same term and signa habet in mense vno, Sol ver 12. signa
time, the Spirit inspireth, fructifieth and illustrateth in anno: & spiritus vno eodemque tempore
them; whence it is said, that the Sun and the Moon run eodemque termino inspirat, fcunda, [596]
their course: it is understood the course which first illustrat. Vnde dictum est: vt Luna & Sol
they had. But because this is wanting in the Hebrew, cursum suum habent, subauditur, quia prius
we thought good to omit it in the Latine, having habebant. Sed quia in hebro istud deficit, in
spoken sufficiently of the preceding Oration, and the latino etiam debere deficere arbitramur. Da
three parts thereof. [43] ista oratione prcedenti, etiam de suis tribus
partibus satis dictum est.

In this Chapter he sheweth the efficacy of the [59] In isto capitulo ostendit efficaciam
subsequent Oration, it being special to obtain orationis subsequentis, qu specialis est ad
Eloquence. facundiam.

This Holy Oration which followeth, is a certain Hc oratio sancta qu sequitur, est
special Oration, to obtain eloquence; whereas all quidem oratio specialiter facta ad facundiam.
others have virtue and efficacy in other things, this Cum autem cter omnes de pluribus
containeth this certain special mystery in it self: And habeant efficaciam, ipsa est enim quoddam
whereas one of the generals is shewing in it self, speciale mysterium in se continens. Er cum
certain general precepts, common to all arts for so vna de generalibus est ostendens in se
God instituted the soul in the body, saying, This I give qudam generalia prcepta omnibus atribus
unto you, that ye may keep and observe the Law of communia. Sic enim Deus instituit animam
the Lord; And these are they that stand in the presence in corpore, dicens, hanc vobis do vt ipsam
of God alwayes, and see their Saviour face to face obseruetis & custodiatis legem Domini. Et
night and day. So of this Oration, I say, This is that qui sunt isti, in conspectu Dei semper
most glorious, mystical and intelligible Oration, assistunt, & vident saluatorem facie ad
containing such mysteries in it, which the mind, faciem noctu dieque. Item de eadem
conscience and tongue succeedeth. This is such a oratione: Hc est inquam illa oratio
mystery, that a man shall keep it according to his will, gloriosissima mystica & intelligibilis,
who foreseeth all things in his sight that are made; for continens in se mysteria, in quibus mens &
the mystery of this Oration is glorious [44] and conscientia & lingua succedit. Ipsa enim
sacramental: let no man presume to say any of this mysteria, tanta vt homo seruet ea secundm
Oration after too much drinking or Luxury; nor voluntatem eius qui pruidet omnia in
fasting, without great reverence and discretion. conspectu suo condita. Ipsa enim est oratio,
Whence Solomon saith, Let no man presume to treat cuius tam gloriosum & sacramentale est
any thing of this Oration, but in certain determinate mysterium. De ipsa oratione nemo post
and appointed times, unless he make mention of this crapulam nimiam vel luxuriam aliquid dicere
Oration before some great President, for some prsumat, nec etiam ieiunus nisi in magna
weighty business; for which this Oration is of veneratione & discretione eam proferat.
wonderful excellent virtue. Vnde Salomon inquit: Nemo de hac
oratione, nisi suis temporibus determinatis
aliquid tractare prsumat: nisi illius
orationis facta esset commemoratio eoram
aliquo prsule pro aliquo negocio

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competenti: ipsa oratio mirabiliter est

salubris super hoc.
The goodness of this Oration, and the attaining to [60] De ipsa autem oratione, cuius causa
the effects thereof, it is read in that Psalm wherein it is tam salubris est, vt eius interuentione
said, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men, effectus, lectus est ille Psalmus, de quo
as he said and did. dictum est. Venite post me & faciam vos
fieri piscatores hominum, sicut dixit & fecit.
We know that it is not of our power, that this Quomodo ipsa oratio tant efficaci,
Oration is of so great Virtue, and such a mystery, as tantique mysterij sit non ex nostra facultate
sometimes also the Lord said to his disciples, This we scimus: Neque etiam quando discipulis suis
are not able to know: for this Oration is such a Dominus dixit, hoc scire potuimus nec
mystery, that it containeth in it the great Name of possumus. Ipsa enim oratio tanti mysterij est.
God; which many have lyed in saying they knew it; Quia diximus vt ipsa contineatur nomen
for Jesus himself performed many Miracles in the Domini magnum, quod se scire multi mentiti
Temple by it: But many have lyed about what he did, sunt: ita quod Iesu reperto in templo, multa
and have hid and absconded the truth thereof; so [45] mirabilia feciste narrat. Quod verum est, sed
that none have declared the same before it came to quidcunque fecit, mentiti sunt, &
passe: but we suppose have spoken somthing about or abscondeunt veritatem, vt nemo illorum nec
concerning it. aliquis post eos illud nuderet proferre, ad
quod antequam perueniatur, aliquid extra
dicendum arbitramur. [597]
In this chapter he setteth down the time and manner [61] In isto capitulo assignas tempus &
how this Oration is to be pronounced. modum qualiter ista oratio proferatur.

For this Oration is one of the generals, and the first Ipsa enim oratio est vna generalium &
of particulars, containing both in it self; having a prima singularium de vtraque in se
special virtue and faculty, to gain Eloquence in it self: continens. Et cum specialiter de facundia
therefore it is necessary to be understood what time, facultatem in se habeat & virtutem.
ordination, and what dayes it is to be said and Intelligendum quid, quo tempore, qua
published. ordinatione, quibus diebus sit proferenda.
It may alwayes be rehearsed in every 14 Lunary as Omni tempore potest proferri in Luna
above said; but the ordination of the time for every decimaquarts vt supr. Ordination ver istius
day, wherein it is to be said, is especially in the orationis, vt in singulis diebus quibus
morning betimes, before a man is defiled; and then all proferatur, man dilucul dicatur, antequam
Orations are chiefly to be said. And this Oration must contaminetur homo, tamen prcipu
be then pronounced totally together, without any orationes prdict proferantur. Tali autem
division. And although there are divisions therein, the modo oratio dicatur in simul absque
Oration is not divided in it self; but only the Divine diuisione: & tamen diuisiones in eadem sint, 1.
and Glorious Names are written [46] severally, and are non qud oratio diuidatur in se, sed quia Corresponding
divided into parts, according to the terminations of tantum nomen & tam gloriosum per partes with LIH
every great and Glorious Name; and it is to be said scribatur, & secundum partes singulas ipsius Semoth gehel
together as a most excellent Name, but not as one nominis tanti & tam gloriosi per terminos helymoht
Word, because of the fragility of our nature; Neither is diuidatur, & dicatur vt ipsum hemeb
it needful to know the Elements of sillables, posited in excellentissimum nomen non simul totum, sabahel
this Oration; they are not to be known; neither let any propter fragilitatem nostram proferatur. Nec zerothay
one presumptuously speak them; neither let him do ipsius nominis elementa vel syllab zabahel....
any thing by way of temptation, concerning this
Oration, which ought not to be done: Elmot, Sehel, [62] cum in oratione sint posit, cognosci
Hemech, Zaba, &c.1 vel vbi sint posit, cognoscendum non est,
ne aliquis ea prsumptuose proferat, siue per
tentationem aliquid de ipsa oratione ageret,
quod agendum non esset, Elmot, Schel,
hemech, Zaba &c.
No man that is impedited or corrupted with any [63] Nemo impeditus criminalibus ansus sit
crime, ought to presume to say this Oration. proferre illam orationem.

This is a thing agreed unto amongst the wise men Ecce res conformata apud Sapientes istius
of this World, that these things, as we have said seculi, qu vt diximus cum summa industria
before, be pronounced with great reverence and proferenda est. Omni quidem die proferri
industry: it may be said every day, wherein thou art potest, quo peccatis criminalibus impeditus
not hindred by some criminal sin; and in that day non fueris die ver quo criminalibus fueris
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wherein thou art impedited by some criminal sin, thou impeditus in corde tuo poteris eam
maist remember it in thy heart; and if thou dost desire memorare, vt si ben volueris esse facundus,
to be [47] made Eloquent, repeat it three times. And if illam repetas ter. et si mal rei fuerit siue
any evil thing trouble thee, or thou art ermerged and aliquod magnum negocium emerget tibi,
involved into any great business, repeat this Oration semel repetas orationem, & adhibebitur tibi
once, and Eloquence shall be added to thee, as much facundia, qum necesse fuerit, & si eam bis
as is needful; and if thou repeat it over twice, great repetiueris poterit tibi multitudo eloquenti
Eloquence shall be given to thee: so great a Sacrament obesie tantum est sacramentum orationis
is this Oration. ipsius. Aliud etiam tertium quod in ipsa
oratione considerandum est. Ipsam videlicet
The third thing to be considered in this Oration, is; orationem ita debere pronunciari, vt
This Oration ought so to be pronounced, that confessio cordis & oris prcedat:
confession of the Heart and Mouth ought to precede pronuncietur autem summo mane, & post
it: let it be pronounced in the morning early, and after ipsam orationem, ista sequens oratio latina.
that Oration say the Latine Oration following.
This is a Prologue or Exposition of the precedent [64] Iste est prologus siue expositio
Oration, which ought to be said together. prcedentis orationis qu simul debent
Oh omnipotent and eternal God, and
merciful Father, blessed before all Worlds; Omnipotens terne Deus, &
who art a God eternal, incomprehensible, misericors Pater ante omnia
and unchangeable, and hast granted this secula benedicte, qui nobis
blessed gift of Salvation unto us; according tern Deus & irreprehensibilis
to the omnipotency of thy Majesty, hast & impermutabilis remedium
granted unto us the faculty of speaking and salutare contulisti, qui [598]
[48] learning, which thou hast denyed to all propter omnipotentiam maiestatis
other animals; and hast disposed of all tu nobis facultatem loquendi &
things by thy infallible providence: thou art discendi concessisti, cteris
God, whose nature is eternal and animalibus negatam: Cuius
consubstantial, exalted above the Heavens; dispositio in sui providentia non
in whom the whole Deity corporally fallitur, Cuius etiam natura terna
dwells: I implore thy Majesty, and Glorify est & consubstantialis Deo, qui
thy omnipotency, with an intentive exaltatus est super clos. In quo
imploration, adoring the mighty Virtue, tota Deitas corporaliter habitat:
Power and Magnificence of thy eternity. I Deprecor maiestatem tuam &
beseech thee, Oh my God, to grant me the omnipotentiam glorifico, &
inestimable Wisdome of the Life of thy ternitatis tu virtutem ac
holy Angels. Oh God the Holy Spirit, magnificentiam tuam summam & Cf. LIH
incomprehensible, in whose presence stand ternam & vna intentione XL.
the Holy quires of Angels; I pray and imploratione flagitans, deposco te
beseech thee, by thy Holy and Glorious Deus meus Sapientia
Name, and by the sight of thy Angels, and instimabilem vit Angelorum.
the Heavenly Principalities, to give thy Deus Spiritus sanctus
GRACE unto me, to be present with mee:, incomprehensibilis, in cuius
and give unto me power to persevere in the conspectu chorus Angelorum
Memory of thy Wisdome, who livest and tuorum consistit, deprecor &
reignest eternally one eternal God, through flagito, vt per sanctum &
all worlds of worlds; in whose sight are all gloriosum nomen tuum, & per
celestial virtues, now and alwayes, and conspectum Angelorum tuorum,
everywhere, Amen. [49] & principatus clestes: mihi
GRATIAM tuam dones, & mihi
subuenias, & facunditatem mihi
tribuas & intellectus tui
memoriam & perseuerantiam
concedas: Qui viuis & regnas
ternaliter vnus ternus Deus,
per omnia secula seculorum, in
conspectu omnium clestium
virtutum, nunc & semper &
vbique. Amen.

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This Oration being thus finished, there must of [65] Ista autem oratione sic finita & istis 1. Cf. LIH
necessity some Mystery be added; so that you are to additis ex necessitate secundum omnes XLI.
be silent a while after the Latine Oration is ended: and ponendum est quoddam mysterium, ita vt
after a little taciturnity, that is, a little space of silence, aliquam taciturnitatem habeas finita oratione
begin to say this Oration following seriously: Semet, latina, & post taciturnitatem sc: interuallum
Lamen, &c.1 aliquod serua incipias dicere istam
orationem sequentem. Semet Lamen &c.
This (saith Solomon) is the Oration of Orations, [66] Ista, inquit Salomon, est orationum
and a special experiments, whereby all things, oratio, & experimentum speciale, quo omnia
whether generals or particulars, are known fully, siue singularia siue generalia cognoscuntur
efficaciously and perfectly, and are kept in the plen, efficaciter & perfect, & inimemoriter
Memory. But when thou hast by this Oration attained tenentur.
the Eloquence thou desirest, be sparing thereof, and
do not rashly declare those things which thy Tongue [67] Postquam ergo ex ista oratione
suggests and administers to thee; for this is the end of facundiam habueris, quam habere volueris,
all general precepts, which are given to obtain parce tibi & noli proferre ea qu tibi lingua
Memory, Eloquence, and understanding. All those suggeret ac administrabit. Iste enim est finis
things which are before delivered, of general precepts, generalium prceptorum, qu data sunt ad
are given as signs how the faculty of attaining to the memoriam, facundiam, intelligentiam
understanding of the general precepts may be had, adipiscendam. Ista omnia qu prlibata
which also Solomon calleth Spirituals; [50] and those sunt, generalium prceptorum, data sunt
singular arts have singular virtues and powers. signa vt de generalibus prceptis &
intelligendis adipiscendis habeatur facultas.
Qu autem dienceps sunt ipsa spiritualia
Salomon appellauit, & e artes singul
singulas habent potestates.
Having now given a sufficient definition of general [68] Postquam ver de generalibus
precepts; and the Orations are laid down, and the prceptis data est sufficiens definitio, &
Authority of the Orations unto what they are orationes posit sunt & authoritates
designed; it is now necessary to set down what is to be orationum in quibus designantur, quid de
done, concerning the singular Orations; because we singulis orationibus agendum sit, quia de
are now to treat of the several and particular arts, that singulis artibus tractaturi sumus singulatim,
we may follow the example which our builder and necesse est, vt quod ipse conditor & magister
Master hath laid before us; for Solomon saith, before noster in exemplum posuit nos etiam
we proceed to the singular notes and Orations of arts exequamur. Ait enim Salomon antequam ad
before noted, there ought to be said a Prudium, artium notas singulas [599] & orationes
which is a beginning or Prologue. prnotatas accedatur, prludium dicere
oportet, quod estr prohemium siue prologus.
How every several art hath its proper note. Qualiter singulares artes suas proprias
habent notas.
Before we proceed to the singular precepts of
several Arts, it is necessary to discover how every Vt ad singula ver singularium artium
several Art hath a several Note. [51] prcepta antequam perueniamus,
necessarium est, vt quomodo singulares artes
singulas habeant notas, disseramus.
Of the liberal Sciences and other things, which may [71] De scientiis liberalibus, & aliis qu
be had by that Art. possunt haberi per istam artem.

The liberal Arts are seaven, and seaven exceptives, Artes ver liberales sunt septem, &
and seaven Mechanicks. The seaven exceptives are septem exceptiu, & septem mechanic.
comprehended under the seaven liberal: It is manifest Septem exceptiu sub septem liberalibus
what the seaven liberal Arts are, of which we shall continentur. Qu autem liberales septem
first treat. The Mechanicks are these, which are sunt, manifestum est, de quibus prim
adulteratedly called Hydromancy, Pyromancy, agendum est. Mechanic autem sunt ista,
Nigromancy, Chiromancy, Geomancy, Geonegia, qu adulterin vocantur, Hydomantia,
which is comprehended under Astronomy, and Pyromantia, Nigromantia, Chiromantia,
Neogia. Geomantia, Geonegia, qu continentur sub
Astronomia Neonegia. Hydromantia est
Hydromancy, is a science of divining by the Water; scientia de aqua, eo qud in conspectu aqu
whereby the Masters thereof judged by the standing or stantis vel currentis qudam scientia
running of the Water. Pyromancy, is an experiment of magistrorum experimentorum habeatur.
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divining by the flaming of the fire; which the ancient Pyromantia est flamma discurrente vel
Philosophers esteemed of great efficacy. Nigromancy, circumfluente, per quam antiqui scientiam
is a Sacrifice of dead Animals, whereby the Ancients experimentorum, philosophi magnam
supposed to know many great Experiments without efficaciam comprehendebant. Nigromantia
sin, and to attain to great knowledge: from whence est, quod sacrificium animalium mortuorum,
Solomon commandeth that they might read seaven quo sine peccato quodam antiqui magna
Books of that Art without sin; and that two he experimenta solebant notare, magnam
accompted [52] Sacriledge, and that they could nor: scientiam vit consueuerunt comprehendere.
read two Books of that Art without sin. But having Vnde Salomon prcepit, vt septem libros
spoken enough hereof, we proceed to the rest. artis eiusdem possint legere sine peccato.
Duos ver quod sacrilegium reputaret, &
duo libri eiusdem artis sine peccato non
posse legi. Quia ver de ipsius artis satis
mod dictum est, ad ctera diuertamur.

Of the liberal Sciences and other things which may [72] De scientiis liberalibus, & aliis qu
be had thereby. possunt habere per hanc artem.

There are seaven liberal Arts, which every one may Artes ver liberales sunt septem, quas
learn and read without sin. For Philosophy is great, sine peccato potest vnusquisque discere ac
containing profound Mysteries in it self: These Arts legere. Est enim Philosophia magna in se
are wonderfully known. continens & profunda mysteria. Iste omnes
artes prfat mirabiliter cognoscuntur.

He declareth what notes the three first liberal Arts [73a] Dicit quot notas habent prim tres
have. artes liberales.

For Grammar hath three notes only, Dialects two, Grammatica enim tantm tres notas
and Rhetorick four, and every one with open and habet: Dialectica ver duas, Rhetorica
distinct Orations. But wherefore Grammar hath three, quatuor, & singul cum orationibus apertis,
Dialects two, and Rhetorick four; that we know King & distinctis. Sed quare Grammatica tres,
Solomon himself testifieth and affirmeth; for he saith, Dialectica duas, Rhetorica quatuor habet:
And as I was admiring and revolving in my heart and ipse Rege Salomone testante & affirmante
mind, which way, from whom and from whence was illud cognouimus. Ait enim: Et ego admirans
this science, An Angel brought one book, wherein was in corde meo & reuoluens, qu, quibus, &
written the Figures and Orations, and [53] delivered vnde esset ista scientia, Angelus vnum
unto me the Notes and Orations of all Arts, plainly librum attulit: in quo figur & orationes
and openly, and told me of them all as much as was erant script, & dimisit mihi singularum
necessary: And he explained unto me, as to a Child artium notas [600] & orationes distinc &
are taught by certain Elements, some tedious Arts in a apert, & dixit mihi de singulis, quantum
great space of time, how that I should have these Arts necesse fuit. Et explanabat mihi sicut puero
in a short space of time: Saying unto me, So shalt thou per clementa qudam ad artes magno
be promoted to every science by the increase of these temporis spacio, prolixas, vt per preue
virtues. And when I asked him, Lord, whence and spacium temporis artes eas haberem, dicens
how cometh this? The Angel answered, This is a great mihi: ita tu ad omnem scientiam
Sacrament of the Lord, and of his will: this writing is promoueberis per per istarum incrementa
by the power of the Holy Ghost, which inspireth, virtutum.
fructifieth and increaseth all knowledge; And again
the Angel said, Look upon these Notes and Orations, [73b Interrogatio Salomonis.] Et dum ego
at the appointed and determinate times, and observe postularum, Domine mi vnde hoc, &
the times as appointed of God, and no otherwise. qualiter?
When he had thus said he shewed to King Solomon a
book wherein was written, at what times all these Respondit Angelus: Magnum Domini est
things were to be pronounced and published, and hoc sacramentum, & eius voluntate scriptum
plainly demonstrated it according to the Vision of hoc per Spiritus sancti virtutem. Quod est
God: Which things I having heard and seen, did inspirans, fcundans, & illustrans omnem
operate in them all, according to [54] the Word of the cognitionem. Et rursus Angelus inquit: Notas
Lord by the Angel: And so Solomon declareth,it came istas cum orationibus suis secundm
to passe unto him: But we that come after him, ought tempora determinata & constituta respice, &
to imitate his Authority, and as much as we are able serua tempora sicut statuta sunt Deo, &
non aliter. His dictis ostendit Regi Salomoni
librum in quo scriptum erat, q1uibus
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observe those things he hath left unto us. temporibus he omnia proferenda essent,
apertissim & secund visionem Domini
demonstrauit. Quibus enim auditis & visis,
& secundm verbum Angeli Domino
illatum, in omnibus istis operatus sum, & ita
narrat Salomon sibi euenisse. Nos autem
post eum venientes, authoritatem eius
prosecuti sumus, & quantum possumus, ea
qu nobis reliquit, pro posse obseruamus.

Here Solomon sheweth, how the Angel told him [74] Hic ostendit Salomon qualiter Angelus
distinctly, wherefore the Grammar hath three ostendit sibi diuisim quare Grammatica
Figures. tres figuras habet.

Behold wherefore the Grammatical Art hath only Ecce quare ars Grammatica habet tantum
three Notes in the Book of Solomon Gemeliath, that modo tres notas in libro Salomonis
is, in The Book of the Art of God, which we read is Gemelioth, id est, in libro artes DEI, qu est
the Art of all other sciences, and of all other Arts; For ars omnium aliarum scientiarum, & aliarum
Solomon saith, When I did inquire every thing artium, legimus, Ait enim Salomon: Et cm
singularly of the Angel of God, with fear, saying, ab Angelo Dei singulatim cum terrore
Lord, from whence shall this come to passe to me, inquirerem dicens: Domine, & vnde hoc
that I mayfully and perfectly know this Art? Why do mihi prstabitur, vt plenari sciam istam
so many Notes appertain to such an Art, and so many artem: Cur tot notul competant illi arti, &
to such an Art, and are ascribed to several determinate tot isti, cum orationibus determinatis &
Orations, to have the efficacy thereof? The Angel is diuisis ad ipsarum habendam efficaciam
thus said to answer: The Grammatical Art is called ascribantur. Angelus ver respondisse
[55] a liberal Art, And hath three things necessary legitur: Ista ars Grammatica ars liberalis
thereunto: Ordination of words and times; and in dicitur, & tria habet necessaria: ordinationem
them, of Adjuncts or Figures; Simple, compound and dictionum & temporum, & ipsis adiunctarum
various; and a various declination of the parts to the siue figurarum. Simplex & composita, &
parts, or a relation from the parts, and a Congruent varia, & varia declinatio partium ad partes,
and ordinate division. This is the reason, why there is siue partibus relatio, & congrua, &
three Notes in the Art of Grammar: And so it pleased ordinata diuisio. Hc est ratio quare in
the Divine Wisdome, that as there should be a full Grammatica tres not apposit sunt, & sic
knowledge of declining by one; by another, there placuit diuin potenti, vt per vnam
should be had a convenient Ordination of all the parts; declinandi plena cognitio: per alteram
by the third, there should be had a continual and omnium partium conueniens ordinatio
convenient Division of all the parts, simple and haberetur: per tertiam omnium partium
compound. simpliciter & composit conueniens &
continua diuisio habeatur.

The Reason why the Dialectical Art hath two [75] Ratio quare ars Dialectic duas
Figures onely. figuras habet tantummod.

Dialect, which is called the form of Arts, and a Dialectica ver, que est forma artium, &
Doctrinal speech, hath two things necessary thereunto, doctrinalis sermo dicitur, duo habet
to wit, Eloquence of Arguing, and Prudence to necessaria, scilicet facundia, argumentandi,
answer; Therefore the greatness of the Divine [601] & prudenter respondendi. Duas ergo
Providence and Piety, hath appointed two Notes to it; notas altitudo prouidenti diuin & pietatis
that by the first, we may have Eloquence to [56] Argue apposuit, vt per primam facund
and Dispute; and by the second, industry to answer argumentandi, & per secundam industriam
without ambiguity: Wherefore there are ascribed to respondendi habeamus absque ambiguitare.
Grammar three Notes, and to Dialect two Notes. Propterea ergo Grammatic tres, Dialectic
duas notas ascripsimus.

The Reason why Rhetorick hath four Figures. [76] Ratio quare ars Rhetoric quatuor
figuras habet.
Let us see wherefore Rhetorick hath four Notes.
For there are four things necessary therein; as the Quare ergo Rhetorica quatuor notas habet,
Angel of the Lord said unto Solomon; to wit, a videamus. Quatuor enim in ea, vt ait
continual and flourishing adornment of locution, an Salomoni Angelus Domini, sunt necessaria,
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ordinate, competent and discreet judgement, a scilicet: Ornatus locutionis continuus &
Testimony of Causes or Offices, of Chances & Losses, floridus: iudicium ordinatum competens &
a composed disposition of buying and selling; An discretum: causarum siue officiorum
Eloquence of the matters of that Art, with a testimonium causantium & damnatorum, &
demonstrative understanding. Therefore the greatness emptorum & venditorum composita
of God hath appointed to the Art of Rhetorick four dispositio: Artis eiusdem negotiorum
Notes, with their Holy and Glorious Orations; as they facundia cum intellectu demonstratiuo. Arti
were reverently sent by the Hand of God; that every enim Rhetoric id circo altitudo Dei notas
Note in this Art aforesaid, might have a several quatuor cum orationibus suis sanctis &
faculty, That the first Note in that Art, might give a gloriosis tanquam per manum Domini missis
continual [57] locution, a competent and flourishing reuerenter apposuit, vt not singul in arte
adornment thereof: The second, to discern prfata singulas habeant facultates, vt nota
Judgements, just and unjust, ordinate and inordinate, prima in arte eadem locutionem continuam,
true and false: The third, competently to discover competentem & floridum ornatum adhibeat.
offices and causes: and the fourth giveth Secunda iudicia iusta & iniusta, ordinata &
understanding and eloquence in all the operations of inordinatam vera & falsa discernat. Tertia vt
this Art, without prolixity. See therefore how in officia & causas competenter discernat.
Grammar, Logick, and Rhetorick, the several Notes Quarta ver, vt intellectum & facundiam,
are disposed in the several Arts. subtilitatem in ipsius artis operibus omnibus,
absque prolixitate distribuat.

Ecce de Grammatica, Logica, Rhetorica,

quare singul not singularibus artibus sic

But of the other Arts and their Notes, we shall speak De cteris autem artibus ipsarum
in their due place and time, as we find them notarum loco suo & tempore, sicut in libro
disposed in the book of the same Solomon. eiusdem Salomonis reperimus
At what times and hours the Notes of these three
liberal Arts are to be looked into. [77] Quibus temporibus, quibus horis
qualiter not trium artium liberalium
Now we proceed to shew at what time, and how the inspiciantur.
Notes of these Arts are to be looked into, and the
Orations to be said, to attain to these Arts. If thou art Ecce transeundum est, vt quibus
altogether ignorant of the Grammatical Art, and temporibus, & quo statu: quomodo no
wouldst have [58] the knowledge thereof: if it be istarum atrium inspiciend sunt, & orationes
appointed thee of God to do this work of works, and earum proferend, & artes ipsarum
have a firm understanding in this Art of Arts: Then adipiscend sunt disseramus. Si rudis
know that thou maist not presume to do otherwise prorsus in arte Grammatica fueris, &
than this book commandeth thee; for this book of his volueris habere eius cognitionem, & si tibi
shall be thy Master, And this Art of his thy Mistress. Deo collatum fuerit: vt hoc opus operum. In
artem atrium possis habere firmum &
subtilitatem: istud sciendum est, & aliter
facere non prsumas, qum tibi liber iste
prcipit. Ipse enim liber sui tibi magister, &
ipsa ars sui tibi magistra erit.

How the Grammatical Notes are to be looked into in [78a] Qualiter in Luna prima nota
the first Moon. Grammatices inspiciantur.

For in this manner, the Grammaticall Notes are to Sic enim not Grammatices inspiciend
be looked into, and the Orations to be said. sunt & orationes earum proferend sunt.
Diebus igitur qua Luna fuerit prima, prima
In the dayes when the Moon is in her prime, the nota duodecies inspicienda est, & eius
first Note is to be looked into 12 times, and the orationes vigesies & quater recitand sunt,
Orations thereof repeated 24 times with Holy cum summ sanctitatis [602] veneratione &
reverence; making a little space between, let the modico interuallo facto. Et singula
Orations be twice repeated at the inspection of every inspectione not orationes bis recitand
Note, and chiefly abstain from sins: do this from the sunt, & peccatis summoper obseruandum.
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17. The first and second Notes are to be looked into quartam decimam: decima quarta vsque ad
20 times, and the Orations to be repeated 30 times, on decimam septimam. Prima nota & secunda
the [59] 15 and 17 dayes, using some interval between singul vigesies inspiciend, & orationes
them, All the three Notes are then every dayto be tricesies recitand sunt interuallo facto
looked into 12 times, and the Orations to be repeated decimo septimo die & quinto. Omnes tres
20 times: and thus of the Notes of the Art of not singulis diebus duodecies inspiciend,
Grammar. But if thou hast read any books of this Art, & orationes vigesies recitand sunt.
and desirest perfection therein, do as is commanded;
using the general Orations to increase Memory, [78b] Ecce de notis Grammatice artis
Eloquence, understanding and perseverance therein, dictum est. Verm si aliquantulum legisti
repeating these above in the due time and hours libros eiusdem artis, & eius desideras habere
appointed; lest that going beyond thy precept, thou perfectionem, ita facias sicut prceptum est.
committest sin: but when thou dost this, see that it be Verumtamen orationibus factis generalibus
secret to thy self, and that thou have no looker on but ad addendam memoriam, facundiam,
God. Now we come to the Notes. intelligentiam & earum perseuerantiam, cum
his qu sunt supra memoratis & recitatis
suis temporibus & horis constitutis ne
prtereundo prceptum vergas in peccatum.
Veruntamen dum hoc feceris, caue tibi vt
secretum sit, & Deum tantm habeas
inspectorem. His prfatis perueniendum ad

Here followeth the knowledge of the Notes. [79] Istis tractatibus finitis perueniendum
est ad notitiam notarum.
In the beginning of the inspection of all Notes, fast
the first day till the evening, if you can; if thou canst Considerandum est ver, qu in principio
not, then take another hour. This is the Grammatical inspectionis notarum omnium, prima die
precept. [60] ieiunandum est vsque ad vesperas, si potes,
& si expectare non potes, assumat sibi aliam
horam. Hoc est prceptum, quod ex arte
Grammatic damus.

Of the logical notes. [80] De notis Dialectic.

The Dialectical Notes may be used every day, De notis Dialectic omnibus diebus
except only in those dayes before told of: The proferri possunt nisi tantummodo in illis
Rhetorical every day, except only three dayes of the diebus qui dicuntur. Not autem quatuor
Moneth, to wit, . 11, 17, and 19. And they are Rhetoric in illis diebus proferantur quibus
forbidden on these dayes, as Solomon testifyes, the constitutum est, id est, omnibus, prter tres
Notes of all Arts, except the Notes of this Art are dies mensis, scilicet Luna 11. & 17. & 19. Et
offered. These precepts are generally to be observed. propter hoc diebus illis eas proferri vetitum
est cum orationibus, quia illis diebus, ipso
testante Salomone, omnium artium not
prter ipsius artis oblat sunt. Ista prcepta
sunt liberaliter obseruanda.

How the Logical Notes are to be inspected, and the Qualiter not Dialectic inspiciantur, &
Orations thereof said. orationes earum proferantur.

Know, that the Dialectical Notes are four times to Sciendum est, qud not Dialectic
be looked into, and the Orations thereof in that day are quater inspiciuntur, & orationes ipsarum ipsa
20 times to be repeated, making some respite, and die vigesies recitand sunt interuallis factis,
having the books of that Art before your Eyes; and so & libris eiusdem artis ante oculos positis.
likewise the books of Rhetorick, when the Notes Libri autem Rhetoric artis similiter ante
thereof are inspected, as it is appointed. This sufficeth oculos ponendi sunt, quando not eiusdem
for the knowledge of the 3 Arts. [61] artis inspiciuntur, vt definitum est. Ista sunt
sufficientia ad cognitionem istarum trium
artium. [603]

How we must beware of offences. [81] Qualiter cauendum est peccatis.

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Before we proceed to begin the first Note of the Incipit prima nota Grammatic artis, ad
Art of Grammar, somthing is to be tryed before, that quam antequam perueniatur, aliquid
we may have the knowledge of the 1, 2, and 3 Notes. prlibandum est, vt haberi possit prim &
And you ought first to know, in what the Notes of the secund & terti not cognitio. Et scire
Grammatical, Logical, or Rhetorical Art are to be debes qud in principio, in quo not
inspected, it being necessary that your greatest Grammatic, siue Dialectic, siue
intentions be to keep from all offences. Rhetoric artis inspiciuntur. Necessarium est
quidem cum summa intentione ab omnibus
criminalibus custodias.
How the Notes ought to be inspected, at certain Qualiter certa tempore debeant prouideri
elected times. in inspectione notarum.

This is a special and manifest knowledge, Ista est cognitio specialis & manifesta,
wherewith the Notes of the Grammatical Art are qua not artis Grammatic dignoscuntur,
known: how they are to be published, at what times, quomodo proferri debeant, & quibus
and with what distinction, is duly and competently temporibus, & quali distinctione merit &
manifest; it is spoken already of the publishing and competenter manifestatur. Dictum est
inspection of the Notes and Orations: now we shall superius de prolatione & inspectione
digresse a little to speak somthing of the times, it notarum & orationum. Nunc ver
being in part done already. [62] aliquatenus est diuertendum, quia lict de
temporibus in parte actum sit, tamen magis
plen arbitror esse agendum.

How divers Months are to be sought out in the Qualiter diuersi menses quruntur in
inspection of the Notes. inspectione notarum.

We have spoken already of the tearms of this Art, Diximus superius de terminis istius artis,
wherein the Orations are to be read, and the Notes to quibus orationes sunt legend & not
be looked into: it remaineth to declare, how the inspiciend. Nunc restat decere, qualiter
Lunations of these Orations are to be inspected and prdict orationes lunationes inspiciantur &
found out. But see that you mistake not: yet I have inueniantur. Sed deinceps videndum est, ne
already noted the Lunations, wherein the Notes ought fort aliqua sit deceptio: tamen in prdicta
to be looked into, and the Orations rehearsed: But notaui lunationes in quibus debeant not
there are some Months, wherein the Lunation is more inspici, & orationes proferri. Sed aliqui sunt
profitable than others: if thou wouldst operate in menses, quorum lunatio magis vtilis est ad
Theology or Astronomy, do it in a fiery sign; if incipiendum, qum aliorum. Vnde in signo
Grammar or Logick, in Gemini or Virgo; if Musick or igneo, c volueris Theologiam vel
Physick, in Taurus or Libra; if Rhetorick, Philosophy, Astronomiam operari. Si ver Grammaticam
Arithmetick or Geometry, in Gemini or Cancer; for vel Logicam sit in vel in : Si ver
Mathematicks, in Taurus or Gemini: so they are well
Musicam vel Physicam sit in vel : Si
placed, and free from evil; for all the Heavenly
ver Rhetoricam, vel Philosophiam, vel
Potestates and Chorus of Angels, do rejoyce in their
Lunations, and determinate dayes. [63] Arithmeticam, vel Geometriam, sit in vel
: Pro Mathematica sit in VEL IN . et
sic dies sunt formati & liberi malis, & in
bono loco. Gaudent etiam omnes clestes
potestates, & Angelorum chorus in ipsis
lunationibus, & diebus istis determinatis.

Here is made mention of the Notes of all Arts. Hic fit mentio de notis omnium artium.

I Apollonius following the power of Solomon, have Ego Apollonius authoritatem Salomonis
disposed my self to keep his works and observations, assecutus, cuius opus & obseruantias
as it is spoken of the three Notes of Grammar, so will quascunque custodire disposui, sicut dictum
I observe the times as they are to be observed: But the est de tribus notis artis Grammatic, & ita
Orations thereof are not written, but are more fully obseruabo tempora, sicut obseruanda sunt.
demonstrated in the following work; for what is Sed sciendum est, orationes earum nondum
written of those three Notes, are not Orations, but esse conscriptas: sed in sequenti opere de
Definitions of those Notes, written by the Greek, ipsis plenius demonstrandum est: sed tamen
Hebrew, and Chaldean, and other things which are que in notis illis tribus scripta sunt, non sunt
apprehended by us: For those writings which are not orationes, sed definitiones [604] notarum
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understood in Latine, ought not to be pronounced, but earum per ipsas scriptas, Grcas, Hebras,
on those dayes which are appointed by King Solomon, & Chaldas: Et ctera qu in nobis
and in those dayes wherein the Notes are inspected, apprehenduntur. Ista tamen scripta qu
but on those dayes those Holy writings are alwayes to Latinis non intelliguntur, non possunt in illo
be repeated: and the Latine, on those dayes wherein die proferri, nec debent, nisi diebus ilis
the Notes are not inspected. The Notes of the Logical quibus constitutum est Rege Salomone, &
Art are two: and at what times they are to be in illis diebus, quibus not inspiciuntur: sed
published is already shewn in part: more shall [64] illis diebus semper recitanda sunt illa
hereafter be said of them: now we come to the rest. sacramenta scripta: & tamen qu Latina sunt
The Latine writings may be published, according to ipsis diebus quibus not non inspiciuntur,
the Antiquity of the Hebrews, except on those dayes proferri possunt. Not autem artis
we have spoken of: for Solomon saith, See that thou Dialectic du sunt: sed quibus temporibus
perform all those precepts as they are given: But of proferri debeant, in parte dictum est, postea
the rest which follow, it is to be done otherwise: for autem de ipsis certius dicetur. Ecce ad
when thou seest the first Note of Logick, repeat in thy reliqua diuertendum est. Sciendum ver
heart the sign in the first Note, and so in the Notes of arbitramur ea qu in notis artis Dialectic
all Arts except those whereof a definition shall be scripta sunt, omnibus diebus proferri
given. possunt, quibus not ipsius artis
inspiciuntur. Sciendum est etiam, psa scripta
Latina secundm antiquitatem Hebrorum
posse proferri, nisi his diebus, quibus
diximus. Sciendum est tamen, ipsas nullo
modo posse pronunciari, nisi confessione
prcedente. Ista tamen consideranda sunt
absque occasione aliqua. Ista sicut dicta sunt,
ita fiant omnia. Salomon enim ait: Vide vt
omnia ista prcepta, sicut data sunt, ita
facias: sed de cteris qu sequuntur, aliter
agendum est. Cm enim videris Dialectic
notam primam, signum quod in prima nota
fuerit, in corde tuo repete, & sic in singulis
notis singularum artium, prter illas artes, de
quibus definitio dabitur.

Definitions of several Arts, and the Notes thereof. Definitiones singularum artium, & earum
We will give also Definitions of several Arts, as it
is in the Book of Solomon; Geometry hath one Note, Dabimus enim definitiones de singulis
Arithmetick a Note and a half; Philosophy, with the artibus & notis earum, sicut est in libro
Arts and Sciences contained therein, hath 7 Species; Salomonis. Geometria vnam notam habet,
Theology and Astronomy, with the Sciences in them Arithmetica vnam & semis. Philosophia
contained, hath 7 Notes, but they are great and tamen cum artibus suis & scientiis sub se
dangerous; not great in the pronunciation, but have continentes, septem species habet. Theologia
great efficacy: Musick hath one Note, and Physick ver & Astronomia cum omnibus scientiis
one Note; but they are all to be [65] published and sub se continentes septem notas habet, sed
rehearsed in their appointed dayes: But know, that in ill tamen magis periculos & graues sunt,
every day wherein you beholdest the Notes of non id circo graues, qud pronuncientur
Theology, Philosophy, or of any Arts contained in grauer, sed quia grauem habent efficaciam.
them, that thou neither laugh nor play, nor sport, Musica ver vnam notam habet. Physica
because King Solomon, when he saw the forms of ver vnam notam quoque, singula
these Notes, having over-drunk himself, God was tantummod in diebus determinatis
angry with him, and spoke unto him by his Angel, proferenda sunt. Sciendum ver est in
saying, Because thou hast despised my Sacrament, omnibus diebus, quibus notas Theologi
and Polluted and derided my Holy things; I will take videris, vel Philosophi & atrium sub ipsis
away part of thy Kingdome, and I will shorten the contentarum, nullatenus rideas, neque ludum
dayes of thy Children. And the Angel added, The Lord habeas: quia Rex Salomon, dum notarum
hath forbid thee to enter into the Temple 80 days, that earundem inspiceret formas, fort plus solito
thou maist repent of thy sin. And when Solomon wept crapulatus, iratus est ei Dei, & per Angelum
and besought mercy of the Lord, the Angel answered, suum locutus est ei, dicens: quia despexisti
Thy dayes shall be prolonged; nevertheless many sacramentum meum, illudens &
evills and iniquities shall come upon thy Children, contaminans, auferam partem regni tui, &
comminuam filios tuos ante dies suos: &
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and they shall be destroyed of the iniquities that shall addidit Angelus, [605] introitum templi sui
come upon them. prohibet tibi Dominus dieb. 80. vt secundum
peccatum tuum pnitentiam facias. Et cum
At the beginning of a Note, having seen the Salomon fleret, & misericordiam peteret
generals; let the specials be looked into. The word of Domino, Respondit Angelus, prolongati sunt
Solomon is to seek unto God for his promises, before dies tui, veruntamen super filios tuos venient
the Notes of the three Arts. [66] multa mala & innumerabiles iniquitates, &
corrumpentur siperueniente iniquitate.

Ecce ad principium not sic visis

generalibus inspiciantur specialia. Verbum
Salomonis est ad impetrationem ad ad Deum
de promissis ante notis artium trium.

[Here is the beginning of the notes.] [82] Ecce ad principium not.

The first Oration <at the beginning of the Note>. Oratio prima

[1] The Light, Truth, Life, Way, Lux, veritas, vita via, iudex,
misericordia, fortitudo, patientia,
Judge, Mercy, Fortitude and conserua & iuua me & miserere
Patience, preserve, help me, and mei. Amen.
have Mercy upon me, Amen.

[Oration 2.] [128] Oratio secunda.

This Oration, with the preceding, ought to be said Ista oration cum prcedenti debet dici
in the beginning of the first Note of Grammar. ante primam notam Grammatic.

[2] Oh Lord, Holy Father, Domine sance pater Omnipotens

terne Deus in cuius conspectu
Almighty, eternal God, in whose omnia sunt invisibilium
sight are all the foundations of all fundamenta creaturarum cuius
Creatures, and invisible beings, oculi imperfectum meum
whose Eyes behold my viderunt, cuius charitatis
imperfections, of the sweetness of dulcedine plena est terra & cli:
Qui omnia vidisti antequam fiant,
whose love the Earth and Heavens in cuius libro omnes formati sunt
are filled; who sawest all things dies, & homines inscripti in eo:
before they were made, in whose respice hodi super famulum
book every day is formed, and all tuum tibi toto corde & tota mente
subiectum per Spiritum sanctum
mankind are written therein: behold tuum confirma me, benedic,
me thy Servant this day prostrate protege omnes actus meos in hac
before thee, with my whole Heart inspectione seu repetitione &
and Soul, by thy Holy Spirit constantia tu visitationis me
confirm me, blesse me, protect all
my Actions in this inspection or
repetition, and illuminate me with
the constancy of thy visitation.

The 3 Oration. [129] Oration tertia.

This Oration ought to be said before the second Ista oration debet dici ante secundam
Note of Grammar. [67] notam Grammatice.

[3] Behold, O Lord, merciful Father Respice Domine Deus clems

pater omnium terne dispensator
of all things; eternal dispensor of all omnium virtutum, operationes
virtues, and consider my operations meas hodi considera: Tu es
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this day; Thou art the Beholder and actuum hominum & angelorum
inspectoratque discretor, vt
Discerner of all the Actions of Men admirabilis gratia promissionis
and Angels: Let the wonderful tu in me dignetur subitam
grace of thy promises condescend to adimplere virtutem & in me
fulfil this sudden virtue in me, and tantam efficaciam nomine tuo
infuse such efficacy into me, sancto & magno operante
infundas, tu qui laudem tuam in
operating in thy Holy and great ore tuorum te diligentium imponis
Name, thou who infusest thy praise & infundis, Amen.
into the mouths of them that love
thee, Amen.

The 4 Oration. [130] Oratio quarta.

Let this Oration be rehearsed before the third Ista oratio proferatur ante tertiam notam
Grammatical Note: Grammatic.

[4] O Adonay, Creator of all visible Creator Adonay omnium

visibilium creaturarum, Pater
Creatures! Oh most Holy Father, piissime, qui in circumscripto
who dwellest incompassed about lumine habitas ternaliter & ante
with eternal light, disposing and by principium omnia inestabiliter
thy power governing all things disponens atque gubernans:
before all beginnings; I most Aeternitatem tuam atque
incomprehensibilem pietatem
humbly beseech thy eternity and thy verbis supplicantibus aggredior,
incomprehensible goodness may vt huius sacramentalis atque
come to perfection in me, by the mystici operis in me perfectorum
operation of thy most Holy Angels; angelorum tuorum efficaciam &
considerationem clarescat. Atque
And be confirmed in my Memory, per eorundem Angelorum
and establish these thy Holy works sanctorum nomina in memoriam
in me, Amen. habendam & sancta opera tua in
me cum stabilitate, Amen.

A little space after this Oration, say the following: Creator) istam orationem proferas in
the first Oration ought to be said before the first Note principio inspectionis terti figur artis
of Logick. Grammatice: ?? post istam orationem facto
aliquo paruo interuallo. [606]
[5] Oh Holy God, great good, and
[135] 5 Ista oration debet dici ante
the [68] eternal Maker of all things, primam notam artis Dialectic.
thy Attributes not to be exprest,
who hast Created the Heaven and Sancte Deus pater & pie
the Earth, the Sea and all things in indissolubilis augmentator, qui
clum et terram, mare & abyssos
them, and the bottomless pit, & omnia qu in eis sunt sicut
according to thy pleasure; in whose stabiliri voluisti. In cuius
sight are the Words and Actions of conspectu omnis ratio & sermo
all men: Grant unto me, by these subsistit. Per hec sacramenta
Sacramental Mysteries of thy Holy pretiosa Angelorum tuorum da
mihi que desidero & credo artis
Angels, the precious knowledge of huius absque malignitatis
this art, which I desire by the intentione scientiam. Amen.
Ministry of thy Holy Angels, it
being without any Malignant or
Malitious intent, Amen.

Pronounce this Oration in the beginning of the first (Istam orationem latinam profer in
Figure of the Logick art; and after this Oration principio inspectionis prime figur artis
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rehearse incontinently with some interval, the Dialectice, et post istam orationem proferas
Orations written between the first Figure. in continenti cum aliquo interuallo illas
orationes qu scribuntur inter primam

The 6 Oration ought to be said before the first Note [137] 6. Ista oration debet dici ante
of the Dialect. secundam notam Dialectice.

[6] Helay [*Heloy]: Most Merciful Heloy, Clementissime creatir,

inspirator, reformator omnium
Creator, Inspirer, Reformer, and diuinarum voluntatum approbator,
Approver of all Divine wills, ordinatorque malorum,
Ordeyner of all things, Mercifully deprecationem gloriosus intende
give ear to my Prayer, gloriously & mentem meam respice
intend unto the desires of my heart, benignus, vt quid humilitate
deprecor sicut ante promissionem
that what I humbly desire, mihi de tu magisterie largitate
according to thy promises, thou wilt concedas Amen.
Mercifully grant, Amen.
(Ista oratio debet pronunciari ante
[(That oration must be pronounced before the secundam figuram artis Dialectice, &
following figure of the Dialectic art, and may be priusqum proferantur alie orationes qu
mentioned before the other orations which are written scribuntur circa ipsam secundam figuram.
around the following figure itself.)] [69]
This Oration following, ought to be pronounced [138] 7 Ista oratio debet proferri ante
before the first Note of the Rhetorical Art. primam notam Rhetorice.

[7] Omnipotent and merciful Father, Omnipotens & misericors pater

omnium creaturarum ordinator.
Ordeyner and Creator of all Iudex eterne, Rex regum &
Creatures: Oh most Holy Judge, Domine dominantium qui sanctis
eternal King of Kings, and Lord of tuis eloquentiam scientiam
Lords; who wonderfully conferre dignatus es mirabiliter:
qui omnia djiudicas atque
condescendest to give wisdome and
discernis, illumina hodie cor
understanding to thy Saints, who meum fulgore claritatis tue, vt
judgest and discernest all things: I intelligam & cognoscam que in
beseech thee to illuminate my heart ista arte considerantur exopto.
this day with the Splendor of thy Amen.
Beauty, that I may understand and
know what I desire, and what things
are considerable to be known in this
Art, Amen.

This Oration with the following Hanazay, &c. (Ista enim oratio cum alia oratione
ought to be pronounced before the first Figure of subsequenti Hanazay &c. debet pronunciari
Rhetorick: and although the Oration is divided into ante primam figuram artis Rhetoric, &
two parts, yet it is one and the same: And they are quamuis diuidantur per duas partes orationis,
divided only for this cause, that there might be some vna & eadem oratio est: sed propter hoc
mean interval used in the pronouncing of them; and diuiduntur, vt in proferendo eas fiat aliquod
they ought to be pronounced before the other Orations modicum interuallum, & debet proferri
written in the Figure. priusqum orationes scripte in figura

Hanazay, Sazhaon, Hubi, Sene, Hanazay, Sazhaon hubi, sene, Compare LIH
hay, ginbar Ronail, Selmora, LX.
Hay, Ginbar, Ronail, Selmora,
hyramay, lohal ysazamael
Hyramay, Lohal, Yzazamael, Amathomatois, yaboageyors,
Amathomatois, Yaboageyors, Sozomcrat, Ampho Deldenos,
Sozomcrat, Ampho, Delmedos, [70] geroch, Agalos, Meihatagiel
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Geroch, Agalos, Meihatagiel, Secamai, Saheleton

Mechogrisces, Lerirencrhon.
Secamai, Saheleton, Mechogrisces,

The 8 Oration, let it be pronounced before the [139] 9 [sic] Ista oratio proferatur ante
second Note of the Rhetorical Art: secundam notam artis Rhetorice.

[8] Oh great eternal and wonderful Vnus magnus & mirabilis eterne
Deus, eterni consilij angele
Lord God, who of thy eternal dispositor omnium virtutum &
counsel hast disposed of all virtues, ordinator bonorum omnium;
and art Ordeyner of all goodness; adorna hodi intelligentiam meam
Adorn and Beautify my & multiplica in me rationem
understanding, and give unto me discendi & cognoscendi, qua in
proferendis nominib. omnium
Reason to know and learn the clestium angelorum contulisti &
Mysteries of thy Holy Angels: And candem scientiam secundum
grant unto me all knowledge and promissionem mihi concede, &
learning thou hast promised to thy huius artis discretionem Amen.
Servants by the vertue of thy holy
Angels, Amen.

This Oration, with the other two following, ought (Ista oratio cum reliquis duab. [607]
to be pronounced, (viz. Vision, &c.) Azelechias, &c. in sequentibus orationibus, videlicet Vision,
the beginning of the second Figure of Rhetorick, and &c. & alia orationem videlicet, Azelechias,
before the other Orations; [which are written below &c. debent in principio secund figur artis
(where) the figures themselves are displayed] and Rhetoric pronunciari, & priusquam ali
there ought to be some interval between <them> [that orationes qu scribuntur infra ipsam figuram
oration which is written below, and before the figure proferantur, & debet fieri aliquod
itself]. interuallum inter istas orationes qu
scribuntur infra & inter ipsam figuram.

Let this Oration following be said, before the [141] Oratio 10.
second Note of Rhetorick
Ista oratio proferatur ante secundam
[9] Vision; beholding with thy notam Rhetoric
eternal conspiration all Powers,
Vision omnium potestatum atque
Kingdomes and Judges, regnorum, & iudiciorum, terna
Administring all manner of conspiratione aspiciens, omnium
Compare LIH
Languages to all, and of whose administrans schemata linguarum,
power there is no end; restore I in cuius regimine nullum est V: Usyon
impedimentum: Instaura quso
beseech thee and increase my ad memorata & repetita, cor
omnium ...
Memory, my heart and [71] meum & linguam meam ad
understanding, to know, understand, discernendum, ad eloquendum, ad
and judge all things which thy iudicandum, ad habendum qu in
Divine authority commendeth hac arte necessaria authoritas
diuina commendat, & in me
necessary in this art, perfectly fulfill perfect compleatur, Amen.
them in me, Amen.

Let this Oration following, with the Precedent, be Oratio 11. Compare LIH
rehearsed before the second Note of Rhetorick. LXIII.)
Ista cum duabus prcedentibus proferatur
[10] Azelechias, Velozeos, ante secundam notam Rhetoric.
Inoanzama, Samelo, Hotens,
Azelechias velozeos,
Sagnath, Adonay, Soma, Jezochos, Inoanzama, Saruclo, hotens
Hicon, Jezomethon, Sadaot. And Sagnath, Adonay, Soma
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thou Oh God propitiously confirm Iezochos, hicon, Iezomothon,

Sadaot. Et tu Deus propitius in
thy promises in me, as thou hast me promissiones confirma, sicut
confirmed them by the same words confirmasti per eosdem sermones
to King Solomon; send unto me, Oh Regi Salomoni. Emitte mihi
Lord, thy virtue from Heaven, that Domine virtutem de clis, qu
may illuminate my mind and cor meum & mentem illuminet &
confirmet: Conforta Deus
understanding: strengthen, Oh God, intellectum meum, & animam
my understanding, renew my Soul meam innoua in me, & laua me
within me, and wash me with the aquis, qu super clos sunt.
Waters which are above the Effunde de spiritu tuo super
carnem meam, & in visceribus
Heavens; pour out thy Spirit upon meis ad facienda & compotenda
my flesh, and fill my bowels with iudicia tua humilitate & charitate,
thy Judgements, with humility and qui clum & terram fecisti, &
charity: thou who hast created the hominem ad similitudinem &
Heaven and the Earth, and made imaginem tuam creasti, infunde
charitatis tu lumen intellectui
man according to thy own Image; meo, vt fundatus & radicatus in
pour out the light of thy love into misericordia tua, diligam nomen
my understanding, that being tuum, & cognoscam & adorem te,
radicated and established in thy love & intelligam omnes scripturas
istius artis, ob quam hc data
and thy mercy, I may love thy Deo, & insignita per manus
Name, and know, and worship thee, Angelorum sanctorum, & emissa
and understand [72] all thy sunt figurarum mysteria, qu in
Scriptures, And all the Mysteries corde & intellectum meo habeam
which thou hast declared by thy & cognoscam, & huius artis
constanter officium habeam
Holy Angels, I may receive and nominis tui sancti & gloriosi,
understand in my heart, and use this prualente consilio tuo, Amen.
Art to thy Honor and Glory, through
thy mighty Counsel, Amen.

The 11 Oration ought to be said before the Oratio 12. Ars. Not. Glose
pronounciation of the third Note of Rhetorick. de la Version B,
141, var. 8,
Ista oration proferatur ante tertiam notam Vronse, p.
[11] I know, that I love thy Glory, Rhetoric: 198. Compare
and my delight is in thy wonderful LIH LXIV.
Scio enim quia delector me in
works, and that thou wilt give unto facta tua magna mirabili &
me wisdome, according to thy ineffabili, & dabis mihi scientiam,
goodness and thy power, which is quam per hoc opus habentibus
incomprehensible: Theon, pollicitus es, secundm magnam
& incomprehensibilem virtutem
Haltanagon, Haramalon, Zamoyma, tuam. Theon, Haltanagon
Chamasal, Jeconamril, Harionatar, haramalon, zamoyma
Jechomagol, Gela Magos, Chamasal, Ieconamril,
Kemolihot, Kamanatar, harionatar, Iechomagol, gela
Hariomolatar, Hanaces, magos, Kemolihot, Kamanatar,
hariomolatar, hanaces,
Velonionathar, Azoroy, Jezabali; by Velonionathar, Azoroy Iezabali.
these most Holy and Glorious per h sacratissima Dei &
profound Mysteries, precious gloriosissima, & profunda
Offices, virtue and knowledge of mysteria, & preciosissima officia,
& virtutem & scientiam, [608]
God, compleat and perfect my auge in me & comple quod
beginnings, and reform my incepisti, & reforma quod
beginnings, Zembar, Henoranat, incepisti in me. Zembar,
Grenatayl, Samzatam, Jecornazay: henoranat, Grenatayl,
Samzatam, Iecornazay,
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Oh thou great Fountain of all fundamentum altissime omnium

goodness, knowledge and virtue, bonitatum & scientiarum atque
virtutum, tribue famulo tuo tibi
give unto thy Servant power to displicentia vitare contagia & tua
eschew all evill, and cleave unto veritate pura, & intentione sancta,
goodness and knowledge, and to possim sociari vt tuam
follow the same [73] with an Holy promissionem toto corde
desiderans in omnibus tam in
intention, that with my whole heart legibus qu in decretalibus
I may understand & learn thy Laws prcipu hec sancta mysteria
and Decrees; especially these Holy videar & cognoscar adipisci, &
Mysteries; wherein that I may bene in ista arte proficiam penitus
profit, I beseech thee, Amen. laudandus & facundus. Amen.

12. This Oration ought to be said before the ninth [142] 13 Ista oratio debet proferri ante
[*fourth] Rhetorical Note: quartam notam Rhetoric.1

Oh most reverend Almighty Lord, Reuerende potens & Dominus

ruling all Creatures both Angels and superioribus angelis &
Archangelis omnibusque
Arch-Angels, and all Celestial, clestibus creaturis, tam
terrestrial, and infernal Creatures; of infernalibus qum clestibus: de 1. Vronse, p.
199. Compare
whose greatness comes all plenty, cuius magnificentia venit
[+whose power governs the four plenitudo, quia nobis dign
familaturi, cuius quatuor mundi
parts of the world] who hast made 2. Omitted by
man after thy own Image; Grant partibus regna portas [*potestas].2 Turner. So V.
Qui ossibus & anima & spiritu,
unto me the knowledge of this Art, hominem ad imaginem
and strengthen all Sciences in me, &similitudube tuamfecisti, Da
Amen. mihi huius artis scientiam,
corroborans me in ipsius
facultatis scienti. Amen.

13. Pronounce this before the first Figure of 14 Ista oratio proferatur ante primam
Arithmetick: figuram Arithmetic.

Oh God who numbrest, weighest, Deus qui omnia pondere &

numero & mensura fecisti: in
and measurest all things, given the cuius ordine omnium
day his order, and called the Sun by momentorum dierum patens est &
Compare LIH
his Name; Grant the knowledge of apta dimensio: qui etiam solus
this Art unto my understanding, that stellarum nomina nominas menti
I may love thee, and acknowledge me constanter tribue efficaciam,
vt in huius artis cognitione te
the gift of thy goodness, Amen. diligam, & tu pietatis munus
agnoscam. Amen.

14. Say this before the semi-note of Arithmetick: 15 Ista debet proferri ante semis Arith. Compare LIH
LXVII. Compare
[145] Mediator omnium Wis. 18:14-15.
Oh God, the Operator of all things,
operationum & creaturarum,
from whom proceeds every good quo omnia procedunt naturaliter
and perfect gift; sow the Seeds of bona & omnia virtutum dona
thy Word in my Heart, that I may procedunt, quo omne quod est
understand [74] the excellent solidum & perfectum est: cuius
Mysteries of this Art, Amen. sermo recens de regalibus venit
sedibus in corda nostra dum
medium tenent cuncta scientium
me tua charitate in intellectum
bonum constitue ad percipienda
h tanta excellentissima mysteria
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huius artis, & istorum

sacramentorum perfect
consequar effectum Amen.

15. Say this before the second Figure of [143] 16 Ista oratio proferatur ante
Arithmetick: secundam figuram Arithmeric:

Oh God the perfect Judge of all Deus iustis Iudex operum, qui
nobis notum fecisti salutate tuum
good works, who makest known thy & in conspectu gentium reuelasti
saving goodness amongst all iustitiam tuam, reuela oculos
Nations; open my Eyes and my meos, & cor meum illustra
Heart, with the beams of thy mercy, salutari iustitia tua, vt mirabilia
that I may understand and persevere tua de tuis tam gloriosissimis
sacramentis enarrem, quatenus Compare LIH
in these thy Heavenly Mysteries, per ea tantam in hac arte LXVIII.
Amen. consequar intelligentiam vt te
prstante qui solus mirabilia
facis, magna, in ipsa arte subitus
interpres efficiar: vt mea
facunditate & memoria cum
stabilitate recepta dimentiendo
dimentiar, & intercessione
cunctarum virtutum clestium,
honorem in secula seculorum.

16. This Oration before the second Note of [146] 17 Ista oration debet proferri ante
Geometry: secundam notam Geometri. [609]

Oh God the giver of all wisdome Omnis sapienti Deus & scienti
donator illis in quibus peccatum
and knowledge to them that are non est disciplin spiritualis
without sin, Instructor and Master Magister & instructor, per angelos
of all Spiritual Learning, by thy tuos & archangelos, per thronos et
Angels and Arch-Angels, by potestates, principatus & virtutes,
Thrones, Potestates, Principates and per cherubin & Seraphin per
viginti quatuor seniores, per
Powers, by Cherubim and quatuor animalia per omnem Compare LIH
Seraphim, and by the 24 Elders, by militia clestis exercitus, adoro, LXIX.
the 4 Animals, and all the host of inuoco, flagito & veneror,
Heaven, I adore, invocate, worship glorifico & exalto nomen tuum
sanctum terribile mitissimum. Te
and glorify thy Name, and exalt quso vt hodi cor meum Spiritus
thee: most terrible and most sancti lumine & gratia tu
merciful, I do humbly beseech thee visitationis fcundatum &
this day to illuminate and fill my roboratum illustres: tu qui es
Heart with the grace of thy Holy trinus & vnus Amen.
Spirit, thou who art three in one,

17. Say this Oration before the second Note of 18 Ista oration debet proferri ante Compare LIH
Theology. secundam notam theologi. LXX.

I adore thee, Oh King of Kings, my Adoro te rex regum, rex meus &
Deus meus, vita & substantia mea
light, my substance, my life, my simul & reuelatio mea, memoria
King, and my God, my Memory, [75] & virtus mea: qui hora vna
and my strength; who in a Moment diuersarum genera linguarum
gavest sundry Tongues, and dificantibus turrim dedisti: &
threwest down a Mighty Tower [i.e. qui sanctis Apostolis tuis
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Babel], And gavest by [the vnctionem septiformis Spiritus

sancti infundisti, & illis idiomata
annointing of the seven-fold grace qu nos docent de omnibus
of] thy Holy Spirit the knowledge linguis eisdem repent loqui
of Tongues to thy Apostles, infusing tribuisti, per virtutem Verbi tui in
thy knowledge into them in a quo omnia creasti per potentiam
Moment, giving them the huius sacramenti, inspira cor
meum & infunde in illud rorem
understanding of all Languages: grati tu in subito tui sancti
[and commandest them to teach us spiritus afflatus lumine efficaciam
from all the same tongues, huius operis & intelligentiam &
wherewith thou hast created all expositionem lingu & istarum
artium capax & subtile ingenium
things, and through the power of valeam consequi. Amen.
this sacrament,] inspire my Heart,
and pour the dew of thy grace and
Holy Spirit into me, that I may
understand the Exposition of
Tongues and Languages, Amen.

Three Chapters to be published, before any of the [83] Qualiter tria capitula ante omnium
Notes. notas debent proferri.

What we have spoken of the three first Chap. are Qu de tribus primis capitulis diximus
generally and specially to be pronounced, so that you ante omnes notas generaliter & specialiter
say them, and the Orations on the dayes appointed, pronuncianda sunt: ita tamen, vt cum ipsas
and work by the Notes [you wish to perform] as it is orationes diebus determinatis dixeris, & de
demonstrated to you. These Orations ought to be said notis volueris operari, vt tibi prmonstratum
alwayes before noon, every day of the Moneth; and est: Toto mense diebus singulis semel ipsas
before the [single] Notes say the proper Orations: and orationes dicere oportet ante meridiem: &
in all reading, observe the precepts commanded. [76] tamen ante notas singulas omnes notas
proprias dices. Et cum scripturas incipere
volueris ad legendum facias vt tibi iussum

How the Proper Notes are to be inspected. [84] Qualiter not propri inspicuintur.

If you would learn anything of any one Art, look Sciendum est igitur, vt si de alique arte
into the proper Notes thereof in their due time. sola scire volueris ad legendum siue ad
Enough is said already of the three liberal Arts. discendum Ipsius artis not proprie & sol
inspiciend sunt suo tempore. De liberalibus
tribus satis diximus.

What dayes are to be observed in the inspection of [85] Qui dies obseruandi sunt in inspectione
the Notes of the four Arts. notarum quatuor artium.

In the four other Arts, only the four first dayes are Ecce de reliquis quatuor atribus. Nulla
to be observed: The Philosophical Notes, with all enim dies in earum notis inspiciendis
Sciences contained therein, the 7 and 17 dayes of the obseruanda est. Nisi quatuor dies primi qui
Moon are to be inspected, 7 times a day, with their obseruandi sunt. Not ver philosophi cum
several Orations. The Note is to be looked into, with scientijs suis qu sub ea continentur. Luna 7.
fear, silence and trembling. & 17. cum orationibus singulis diebus
septies inspiciend sunt. Nota autem terroris
Of the Notes of the liberal Arts, it is spoken cum taciturnitate [610] & timore inspicienda
already; but only know this, that when you would use est. In Omelia prima in noua luna
them, live chaste and soberly; for the Note hath in it inspicienda est eisdem diebus.
self 24 Angels, is fully and perfectly to be
pronounced, as you have heard: but when you look [86] De notis autem liberalium quatuor
into them, [77] repeat all the Theological Orations, and satis dictum est. Et tamen sciendum est,
quod quando ipsas pronunciaueris,
viuendum est cast & sobrie. Nota ver
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viuendum est cast & sobrie. Nota ver
the rest in their due time. habens 24. angelos cum singulis suis
aduentitijs in se habens nouum testamentum
plenari et perfect ita pronuncianda est sicut
audiuisti. Hoc tamen de ista restat quod
quandocunque eam inspexeris omnes
orationes Theologi recitand sunt, licet
notis singulis singul orationes singulatim
comperant, qu sicuti diximus
pronunciand sunt. Verum vt tibi diximus,
quotiescunque Theologi notas inspexeris
alias orationes prcedentes in principio vt
tantorum sacramentorum habeas efficaciam,
cteris temporibus pronuncia.

Of the inspection of general Notes. [87] De inspectione notarum generalium.

Say the general Notes 10 times a day, when you De notis autem generalium et de
have occasion to use any common Arts, having the orationibus earum hoc scias quod
books of those Arts before you, using some interval or quotiescunque de exceptiuis, vel adulterinis
space of time between them, as you have been taught scire volueris, ipsas notas generales diebus
already. singulis decies, factis tamen interuallis &
librum illarum artium inspectis, & sicut de
alijs factum est & dictum, ita pronunciabis.
Et quacunque die volueris de generalibus
poteris operari omnia qu in primis capitulis
dicenda nouisti. Ipsas videlicet orationes
diebus septem singulis septies dices,
interuallis factis, & omnium artium quas
volueris libris reuolutis & inspectis: postea
poteris operari in artibus sicut volueris, &
facias sicut tibi dictum est.

How the three first Chapters are to be pronounced [88] Qualiter tria prima capitula semper
before Orations. proferenda sunt ante orationes.

To have perfection herein, know, that in the general De notis omnibus iam initialiter data est
pronunciation of Orations, the Notes of the three cognitio, & de capitulorum orationibus. Vt
heads are to be rehearsed; whether the Orations be autem perfectionem ipsarum habeas,
pronounced or not. hecscito, quod in generalibus pronunciandis
orationibus siue notis ipsarum
pronunciandis, orationes capitulorum trium
pronunciand sunt.

How the fifth Oration of Theology ought to be [89] Qualiter oratio quinta Theologi
rehearsed upon these Orations. proferri supr istas orationes.

There is also somthing else to be said of the four Ecce de reliquis quatuor liberalibus
other liberal Arts; if you would have the perfect artibus aliud dicendum est. Si vero
knowledge of them, make the first Oration of perfectam ipsarum notitiam habere volueris,
Theology [78] before you say the Orations of the other ita facies orationem quintam Theologi
Notes. These are sufficiently declared, that you may prius orationes singularum notarum dices.
understand and know them; And let the capitular Hc satis declarata sunt, vt intelligas &
Orations be pronounced before the several Notes of cognoscas, & iterum scias de orationibus
every Art, and kept as is determined, &c. These are capitulorum, ita debere ante notas singulas
the Augmentations of the Orations, which belong to singularium artium propronunciari sicut
all Arts liberal and exceptive, except Mechanick, and definitum est, & ita custodi & fac. Ist sunt
are especially ascribed to the Notes of Theology. And augmentationes orationum que notis omnium
they are thus to be pronounced, that whensoever you artium liberalium & exceptiuarum prter
would look into any one Note of any Art, and would mechanicas competunt [611] & specialiter
profit therein, say these Orations following. notis Theologi ascribuntur. Sic igitur
pronunciande sunt, vt quandocunque
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vnamquamque notam vnius cuiuscunque

artis inspexeris, & omnes earum protuleris
istas orationes equentes dicas.

1. Ezomamos, Hazalat, Ezityne, 1 Ezomomos, hazalat, Ezityne,

Hezemechel, Czemomechel, Zamay, hezemechel Czemomechel
zamay, zaton ziamy nayzaton,
Zaton, Ziamy Nayzaton, hyzemogoy, Ieccomantha,
Hyzemogoy, Jeccomantha, Jaraphy, Iaraphy, phalezeton,
Phalezeton, Sacramphal, Sacramphal, Sagamazaim.
Secranale Sacramathan: Compare LIH
Sagamazaim, Secranale, LXXI.
Iezennalaton hacheriatos.
Sacramathan; Jezennalaton Ieteleymathon, zaymazay,
Hacheriatos, Jetelemathon, zamaihay, Gigutheio Geurlagon
Zaymazay, Zamaihay, Gigutheio Garyos. Megalon hera cruhic,
Geurlagon, Garyos, Megalon Hera Crarihuc. Amen.
Cruhic, Crarihuc, Amen.

Let this Oration with the following be pronounced [91] Ista oration cum prcedenti
before the first Note of Philosophy: proferatur ante primam figuram philosophi.

Oh Lord God, holy Father, almighty Domine Deus sancte pater

omnipotens, exaudi preces meus
and incomprehensible; [79] hear my incomprehensibilis, inuisibilis,
Prayers, thou that art invisible, immortalis & intelligibilis cuius
immortal and intelligible, whose vultum angeli & Archangeli & Compare LIH
clestes virtutes ardenter videre LXXII.
face the Angels and Arch-angels,
and all the powers of Heaven, do so desiderant. Cuius maiestatem
ternaliter atque optim pro
much desire to see; whose Majesty I posse meo exerceo, adorans vnum
desire eternally to adore, and Deum in secula seculorum,
honour the only one God for ever Amen.
and ever, Amen.

2. Say this before the second Note of Philosophy: [92] 2. Ista proferatur ante secundam
notam philosophi.
Oh Lord God, Holy and Almighty
Domine Deus sancte pater &
Father, hear my Prayers this day, omnipotens, exaudi preces meas
and incline thy ears to my Orations; hodie & inclina aurem tuam ad
Compare LIH
Gezomelion Samach, Semath, orationes meas, Gezomelion
Cemon, Gezagam, Gezatrhin, Samach, Semath, Cemon,
Zheamoth, Zeze Hator Sezeator Gezagam Gezatrhin zheamoth
zeze hator Sezeator Samay
Samay Sarnanda, Gezyel, Iezel, Sannanda, Gezyel, Iezel,
Gaziety, Hel, Gazayethyhel, Amen. Gaziety hel, Gazayethyhel.

Say this following with the former: [93] Ista oration cum prcedenti simul
Oh God eternal, the way, the truth,
Deus semper via, vita, veritas: Da
and the life; give thy light and the lucem tuam florem Spiritus sancti
flower of thy Holy Spirit into my in conscientiam & mentem meam,
Compare LIH
mind and understanding, and grant & concede vt fulgeat & clarescat
that the gift of thy grace may shine donum grati tu in cor meum,
& in animam meam nunc & per
forth in my heart, and into my Soul,
omnia secula seculorum. Amen.
now and for ever, Amen.

Pronounce the Oration following before the third [94] Ista oratio proferatur ante tertiam Compare LIH
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Note of Philosophy; notam philosophi. LXXV.

Lemogethom, Hegemochom, Lemogethom, hegemochom,

hazachay Hazatha, Azamachar,
Hazachay Hazatha, Azamachar, Azacham, Cohathay.
Azacham, Cohathay. Geomothay Gehomothay Logomothay,
Logomothay, Zathana, [80] zathana, Lachanma,
Lachanma, Legomezon, Legomezon, Legornozon.
Legornozon, Lembdemachon, Lembdemachon. zegomaday,
Hathanayos, Hatamam,
Zegomaday, Hathanayos, Helesymom, Vagedaren,
Hatamam, Helesymom, Vagedaren, Vadeyabar, Lamnanath,
Vadeyabar, Lamnanath, Lamadai, Lamadai, Gomongchor,
Gomongchor, Gemecher, Ellemay, Gemecher, Ellemay, Gecromal,
Gecrohahi, Colomanos,
Gecromal, Gecrohahi, Colomanos, Colomaythos, Amen.
Colomaythos, Amen.

Say this following with the precedent Oration: [95] Ista oratio cum prcedenti simul
Oh God the life of all visible
Vita omnium creaturarum Deus
Creatures, eternal brightness, and visibilium, claritate terna
virtue of all things; who art the clestium, & omnium virtus salus
original of all piety, who knewest indeficiens, qui es pietatis origo,
all things before the were; who qui omnia nouisti antequam fiant,
judgest all things, and discernest all qui diiudicas omnia qu videntur
& ineffabili dispositione
things by thy unspeakeable discernis, glorifica nomen tuum
knowledge: glorify thy Holy and sanctum ineffabile hodie in cor
unspeakable Name this day in my meum, & corrobora intellectum Compare LIH
heart, and strengthen my intellectual meum & intelligentiam meam. LXXVI.
Auge memoriam meam, &
understanding; increase my confirma facundiam [612] meam.
Memory, and confirm my Expeditam redde linguam meam
eloquence; make my Tongue ready, in scientiis & scripturus tuis, vt
quick, and perfect in thy Sciences facultate mihi te collata, et
sapienti tu doctrin corde meo
and Scriptures, that by thy power
insignita laudem te & cognoscam
given unto me, and thy wisdome te et intelligam nomen tuum
taught in my heart, I may praise sanctum in secula seculorum.
thee, and know and understand thy Amen.
Holy Name for ever World without
end, Amen.

Say this Oration following before the fourth Note [96] 4 Ista oration proferatur ante quartam Compare LIH
of Philosophy. notam philosophi. LXXVIII.

Oh King of Kings, the Giver and Rex regum infinit misericordi,

maietatis immens largitor atque
Dispenser of infinite Majesty, and dispensator, ac stabilitor omnium
of infinite mercy, [81] the founder of fundamentorum, pone
all foundations; lay the foundation fundamentum omnium virtutum
of all thy virtues in me, remove all tuarum in me & aufer me
foolishness from my heart, that my insipienciam cordis mei vt
stabiliantur sensus mei in
senses may be established in the dilectione charitatis tu, &
love of thy charity, and my Spirit informetur spiritus meus per te
informed by thee, according to the secundum recreationem &
recreation and invocation of they invocationem voluntatis tu, qui
will, who livest and reignest God
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throughout all Worlds of Worlds, viuis & regnas Deus per omnia
secula seculorum, Amen.

How these Orations are to be said every day once [97] Qualiter dict orationes qualibet die
before the general Notes, and the Notes of the liberal proferantur semel ante notae generales &
Arts. notas artium liberalium.

These 4 Orations are necessary for liberal Arts, but H orationes liberalibus artibus quatuos
chiefly do appertain to Theology, which are to be said necessari sunt sed specialiter ad
everyday before the general Notes, or the Notes of the Theologiam pertinent, quas cum notam
liberal Arts; but to Theology say every one of these 7 generalem vel notam alicuius liberalium
times to every Note; but if you would learn or teach artium cum oratio nib. suis pronunciare
any thing of dictating, versifying, singing or Musick, volueris istas orationes prdictas prius dices
or any of these Sciences, first teach him these semel singulis diebus. Veruntamen cum de
Orations, that thou would'st teach, how he should read notis Theologi tractare volueris, sicut
them: but if he be a Child of mean understanding, read diximus, easdem orationes apud
them before him, and let him say after thee word for vnamquamque notam septies dices. Et si
[82] word; but if he be of a good understanding, let aliquam notam de dictando versificando vel
him read them 7 times a day for 7 dayes: or if it be a contando vel organizando, siue de alijs huius
general Note, pronounce these Orations, and the scientijs aliqua ad discere volueris, siue
Virtue thereof shall profit you much, and you shall docerer; ipsum quem docueris prius istas
therein find great virtue. orationes doce, vt quoquo modo legat & si
puer minoris intellectus fuerit, tu legas eas
ante ipsum & ille post te legat de verbo ad
verbum. S[i] in ver sit bon intelligenti
legat eas septies in die per di es septem. Si
ver notam generalium cum orationibus suis
proferre volueris, easdem orationes profer, &
multum tibi proderit ipsarum orationum
virtus: & si omnes qu sunt in initio minus
proferantur, vel etiam aliqua ipsarum
magnam perhibent habere efficaciam.

Solomon saith of these Orations, let no man [98] De orationibus istis ait Salomon.
presume to make use of them unless for the proper Istas orationes solas nemo prsumat ne
office they are instituted for. propter officium, ad quod institut sunt.

Oh Father, incomprehensible, from Deus pater immense, quo

processit omne quod bonum est,
whom proceedeth every thing that is cuius magnitudo est
good; whose greatness is incomprehensibilis, exaudi hodie
incomprehensible: Hear this day my preces meas, quas in conspectu
Prayers, which I make in thy sight, tuo refero, & concede mihi &
redde mihi lticiam salutaris tui,
and grant to me the Joy of thy
vt doceam hodie iniquos, vias Compare LIH
saving health, that I may teach unto tuas & semitas scientiarum LXXIX.
the wicked the Wayes and Paths of tuarum, & conuertantur ad te
thy Sciences, and convert the rebelles & increduli, vt quod
Rebellious and incredulous unto corde repeto & ore commemoro
in me radicitus habeat
thee, that whatsoever I fundamentum, vt in operibus tuis
commemorate and repeat in my efficax videar & adiutus. Amen.
heart and mouth, may take root and [613]
foundation in me; that I may be
made powerful and efficacious in
thy works, Amen.

Say this Oration before the 6 Note of Philosophy: [99] Ista oration proferatur ante sextam Compare LIH
notam philosophi. LXXX.

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Gezemothon, Oromathian, Hayatha, Gezomothon, Oromathian,

hayatha, Aygyay, Lethasihel,
Aygyay, Lethasihel, Lechizliel, Lechizliel, Gegohay, Gerhonay,
Gegohay, Gerhonay, Samasatel, Samasatel, Samasathel,
Samasathel, [83] Gessiomo, Hatel, Gessiomo hatel, Segomasay,
Segomasay, Azomathon, Azomathon, Helomathon,
Helomathon, Gerochor, Hejazay, Gerochor, hejazay Samin,
heliel, Sanihelyel, Siloth
Samin, Heliel, Sanihelyel, Siloth, Silerech, Garamathal,
Silerech, Garamathal, Gesemathal, Gesemathal, Gecoromay,
Gecoromay, Gecorenay, Samyel, Gecorenay Samyel, Samihahel,
Samihahel, Hesemyhel, Sedolamax, Hesemyhel, Sedolamax,
Secothamay, Samya Rabiathos,
Secothamay, Samya, Rabiathos, Auinosch, Annas. Amen.
Avinosch, Annas, Amen.

Then say this following: [100] Ista oration cum prcedenti

Oh eternal King! O God, the Judge
Rex terne Deus Judex &
and discerner of all things, knower discretor omnium, agnitor
of all good Sciences; instruct me scientiarum bonarum, instrue me
this day for thy Holy Names sake, hodie propter nomen sanctum
and by these Holy Sacraments; and tuum, & per hc sancta
sacramenta, & clarifica mentem
purify my understanding, that thy
meam, vt intret scientia tua
knowledge may enter into my interiora mea sicut aqua fluens de
inward parts, as water flowing from clo, & sicut oleum in ossibus
Heaven, and as Oil into my bones, meis, per te Deus Salvator
by thee, Oh God Saviour of all omnium, qui es fons bonitatis, et
totius pietatis origo, instrue me
things, who art the Fountain of hodie in istis scientijs quas
goodness, and original of piety; desposco, tu qui es vnus Deus Compare LIH
instruct me this day in those Amen. LXXXI,
Sciences which I desire, thou who LXXXIX.
Deus pater immense, quo
art one God for ever, Amen.
procedit omne quod est bonum,
cuius magnitudo misericordi est
Oh God Father, incomprehensible, incomprehensibilis, exaudi hodie
from whom proceedeth all good, the preces meas, quas in conspectu
greatness of whose mercy is tuo refero, et redde mihi leticiam
salutaris tui, vt doceam hodie
fathomless, hear my Prayers, which iniquos vias tua, et semitas
I make this day before thee, and scientiarum tuarum, &
render unto me the joy of thy conuertantur ad te rebelles &
Salvation, that I may teach the increduli, & etiam in operibus tuis
efficax videar & adiutus. Amen.
unjust the knowledge of thy wayes,
and convert [84] the unbelieving and
Rebellious unto thee; and may have
power to perform thy works, Amen.

The 7 Oration, which is the end of the Orations, [101] Incipit oratio septima qu est finis Compare LIH
belonging to the ineffable Note, the last of Theology, suarum orationum & complementum LXXXII.
having 24 Angels. earum precipu ad notam ineffabilem
pertinens, qu est vltimum Theologi,
Oh God of all piety, Author and viginti quatuor angelos habentem.
Foundation of all things, the eternal
Istud est principium orationis.
Health and Redemption of thy
people; Inspirer and great Giver of Deus totius pietatis autor &
all graces, Sciences and Arts, from fundamentum omnium, salus
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whose gift it cometh: Inspire into terna & redemptio populorum,

me thy servant, an increase of those inspirator omnium gratiarum,
scientiarum & artium largitor
Sciences: who hast granted life to immense, de cuius munere venit,
me miserable sinner, defend my vt nobis famulis tuis scientiarum
Soul, and deliver my Heart from the in me inspirare digneris
wicked cogitations of this World; augmentum: Qui etiam mihi
extinguish and quench in me the misero peccatori tua viam
concesisti, vt scire sacramenta,
flames of all lust and fornication, defende animam meam, & libera
that I may the more attentively cor meum de prauis huius mundi
delight in thy Sciences and Arts; cogitationibus & incentiu
and give unto me the desire of my libidinis omnis fornicationis in
me extingue potentiam, &
Heart, that I being confirmed and reprime vt scientijs tuis & artibus
exalted in thy glory, may love thee: tuis intensius delectar in eis, &
and increase in me the power of thy des mihi petitionem cordis mei, vt
Holy Spirit, by thy Salvation and in glorificatione tua confirmatus
reward of the faithful, to the & exaltatus diligam te, &
augeatur in me virtus spiritus
Salvation of my Soul and Body, sancti per salutem tuam et
Amen. remunerationem fidelium in
salutem anim me et corporis
mei. Amen.

Then say this following: Ista oratio cum prcedenti proferri

omnino debet.
Oh God most mighty Father, from
Deus pater immense, quo
whom proceedeth all good, the procedit omne quod est bonum, Compare LIH
greatness of whose mercy is cuius [614] magnitudo LXXXIII.
incomprehensible; hear my Prayers, misericordi est
which I make in thy sight. incomprehensibilis, exaudi hodie
preces meas, quas in conspectu
tuo refero.

[Here begin the] Special precepts of the Notes of [102] Incipiunt prcepta specialia de notis
Theology, chiefly of the 1. 2. and 3. Theologi, & specialiter
de prima, secunda & ter-
These 7 Orations are an augmentation of the rest, tia.
and ought to be said before all the Notes of Theology,
but especially before the ineffable Note; these are the Orationes septem iste quas proponimus
precepts to make thee sufficient, which we command augmentata reliquarum orationum sunt. Et
thee to observe by the authority of Solomon: diligently ante omnes notas Theologi diei debent. Sed
inquire them out, and do as we have proposed, and tamen prcipu ante notam ineffabilem
perfectly pronounce the Orations, and look into the prouiiciande sunt, vt diximus. Ista
Notes of the other Arts. experimenta sunt qu postulasti ad
sufficientiam, qu tibi authoritate Salomonis
seruare prcipimus, & de capitulis &
orationibus earum inquires diligenter & fac
sicut disposuimus & reliquas orationes
pronuncia & notas artium perfect inspice.

How Solomon received that ineffable Note from the [103] Qualiter Salomon recepit notam 1. Cp. LIH.
Angel. ineffabilem sibi traditam ab Angelo. XCV.

Because thou desirest the Mystery of the Notes, Ecce quia mysterio notarum postulasti,
take this of the ineffable Note, the expression whereof hoc de nota ineffabili prcipu habeas, cuius
is given in the Angels by the Figures of [86] Swords, expressio est data, gladiorum, florum,
birds, trees, Flowers, Candles, and Serpents; For arborum, volucrum, candelabrorum,
Solomon received this from the Lord in the night of serpentum in angulis per figuras. Hanc
autem Salomon Deo nocte pacificorum
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autem Salomon Deo nocte pacificorum
Pacification, ingraven in a book of Gold; and heard accepit in folio aureo designatam. Et audiuit
this from the Lord: Doubt not, neither be affraid; for Domino. Ne dubites nec expauescas, quia
this Sacrament is greater than all the rest; And the hoc sacramentum maius est omnibus: Et
Lord joyned it unto him, When thou look'st into this subiunxit ei Dominus. Cum autem hanc
Note, and read'st the Orations thereof, observe the notam inspexeris & orationes eius legeris,
precepts before, and diligently look into them; And obserua man data qu superius data sunt, &
beware that thou prudently conceal and keep ipsa diligenter respice, qu legeris in nota
whatsoever thou read'st in this Note of God, and Dei, & in nota ineffabili caue tibi prudenter,
whatsoever shall be revealed to thee in the vision. vt qucunque inspexeris, & qucunque tibi
And when the Angel of the Lord appeareth to thee, in visione venerint celes & custodias. Et cum
keep and conceal the words and writings he revealeth tibi magnus Angelus Domini apparuerit
to thee; and observe them to practice and operate in signum crucis in vexillo gerens, verba qu
them, observing all things with great reverence, and tibi ostenderit ineffabiliter scripta custodi &
pronounce them at the appointed dayes and hours, as cela, & operare in eis, sicut tibi prceperit,
before is directed: and afterwards say: Sapienter die & ipsam notam Theologi per visionem
illo; Age, & caste vivas. But if thou dost anything magnam quam videbis aperuerit, summopere
uncertain, there is danger; as then wilt have custodi: & quicquid tibi in omnibus notis
experience from the other Notes and the Orations of idem simile apperuerit cum summa
them; but consider that which is most wonderful [87] intentione obserua & orationes sicut dictum
in those Orations; for these words are ineffable est in ea pronuncia diebus & horis
Names, and are spiritually to be pronounced before determinatis, & repete tamen partes illius
the ineffable Note, Hosel, Jesel, Anchiator, Aratol, orationis magn, quam habes, sicut tibi
Hasiatol, Gemor, Gesameor.1 Those are the Orations prceptum est, & diuide, & fac interualla
which ought to be pronounced after the inspection of sicut superius dictum est: & postquam illas
all Arts, and after the Note of Theology. dixeris, SAPIENTER DIE ILLO AGE ET
CASTE VIVAS. Si autem incertus aliquid
feceris, periculum quidem instat cur ab aliis
notis & orationibus earum experimentum
habueris, sed in istis & orationibus earum
quoddam maius est admirandum, & ipsa sunt
qu in istis consideranda sunt.

[104] Ista enim verba sunt nomina

ineffabilia, & spiritualiter [615] proferunter
ante notam inestabilem. Hosel Iesel,
anchiatar Aratol Hasiatol, Gemor
gesameor.Ist orationes prdict sunt qu
debent proferi & quomodo post
inspectionem omnium artium, & prcipu
post notam Theologi.

This is the fulfilling of the whole work; but what is [105] Hoc est exemplementum totius
necessary for an experiment of the work, we will operis: Sed qu de totius operis experimento
more plainly declare. In the beginning of the sunt necessaria aliqua plen dicere voluerius
knowledge of all Art, there is given almost the perfect & prlibata lucidius declarare. In initio
doctrine of operating: I say almost, because some cognitionis omnium artium data est tota
flourishing institutions hereof remain, whereof this is doctrina operandi & fere perfecta. Ecce
the first beginning. quare dixerim fer. fere enim dixi, quia
adhuc qudam florida & continua huius
operis restant instituenda quorum primum
principium istud est.

How the precepts are to be observed in the operation [106] Qualiter mandat sunt obseruanda in
of all Arts. operatione omnium artium.

Observe the 4 in every operation of Theology. Quartam autem Lunam in omni omnium
Exhibit that operation with efficacy every 4 pronunciatione Theologi obseruabis.
quartam lunam; and diligently look into the books and Quotiescunque Luna quarta fuerit in operis
writings of those Arts; if thou doubt of any of the instantis efficaci exhibitione, subtilius librum
Chapters, they are to be pronounced, as is taught of inspicias, atque ipsarum artium scripturas.
the [88] superiour Chapters; but know this, that these Capitula autem de quibus dubitasti, & adhuc
forsitan dubitas ita pronuncianda sunt, sicut
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Holy Words of Orations, we appoint to be said before superiorum capitulorum docet intentio. Hoc
the bed of the sick, for an experiment of life or death. autem scias, quod hc verba sancta
And this thou maist do often, if thou wilt operate orationum, qu ante lectum infirmi ad
nothing else in the whole body of Art: And know this, experimentum mortis siue vit dicenda
that if thou hast not the books in thy hands, or the instituimus, etiam si nihil aliud de toto
faculty of looking into them is not given to thee; the corpore artis operari volueris, spius poteris
effect of this work will not be the lesse therefore: but facere.
the Orations are twice then to be pronounced, where
they were to be but once: And as to the knowledge of [107] Hoc autem sciendum est, quod si
a vision, and the other virtues which these holy libros tibi ad manus habere non poteris, vel
Orations have; thou maist prove and try them, when si tibi ipsos inspiciendi facultas data non
and how thou wilt. fuerit, non id circo minus erit operis effectus,
& bis proferantur omnes orationes vbi semel
proferrentur. Capitula autem de quibus
dubitasti, vel adhuc forsitan dubitas ita
pronuncianda sunt sicut superiorum
capitulorum docet intentio. Hoc autem scias
quod verba sancta orationum qu ante
lectum infirmi ad experimentum mortis siue
vit, dicenda instituimus etiam si nihil aliud
de toto corpore artis operari volueris, spius
poteris facere & probare.

Et de visione scienda, & de alijs efficacijs

quas ist orationes habent sanct
quantumcunque & quandocunque volueris
poteris probare & tentare.

These precepts are specially to be observed. [108] Ista sunt prcepta qu specialiter 1. S adds the
agenda sunt & obseruanda. following note:
Here endeth the
But when thou would'st operate in Theology, notary arte, as
observe only those dayes which are appointed; but all Cum de Theologia ver volueris operari, alsoe the
times are convenient for those Notes and Operations, prter illos dies qui tibi breuiter instituti Clavicula
for which there is a competent time given; but in the sunt, nullus obseruandus esr dies. Tempora Salomonis
pronounciation of the three liberal Arts, or in the [89] autem omnia competentia sunt illis notis & according to the
inspection of their Notes, perhaps thou maist pretermit orationibus quibus data esr tanta temporis writen exemplar;
some day appointed, if thou observe the rest; or if definitio. Hoc autem restat, quod in artium which once
came to my hand
thou transgress two dayes, leave not off the work, for liberalium trium pronunciatione, siue in
but examining
it loseth not its effect for this, for the Moon is more to ipsarum notarum inspectione fort aliquem the Ars Notoria
be observed in the greater numbers than the dayes or diem prtermiseris institutum, si fort [616] which is printed
hours. For Solomon saith, if thou miss a day or two, cteros obseruaueris, etiamsi duos & found in that
fear not, but operate on the general Chapters. This is transgressus fueris, non id circo relinquas printed
enough to say of them: but by no means forget any of opus tuom, quia propter hc non amittet exempalar some
the words which are to be said in the beginning of the effectum suum, cum maioribus numeris aditions or
reading to attain to Arts; for there is great virtue in Luna, potius dies sunt obseruandi quam augmentations;
compleated by
them. And thou maist frequently use the Holy Words hor. Vnde Salomon ait: Si horas
of the visions: but if thou wouldst operate in the transgressus fueris in die vna, vnam vel Apolonius a
whole body of the Physical Art, the first Chapters are duas, non terrearis & de capitulis generalibus suckcessor of
first to be repeated as before are defined. And in sicut dictum est operare. Hoc satis est de Salomon in that
Theology, thou must operate only by thy self: Often istis: Veruntamen vrba qu tibi initio sublime & secret
repeat the Orations, and look into the Notes of sermonum faciendorum siue lectionum studdy; as he
Theology: this produceth great effects. It is necessary legendarum & scientiarum adipiscendarum, stileth himselfe
that thou have the Note of the 24 Angels alwayes in nulla ratione obliuiscaris: quia per se dicta parte of them
being placed
Memory; and faithfully keep those things, which the magnum effectum habent. Et verbis
before & parte
Angel reveales to thee in the vision.1 [90] sacramentalibus visionum poteris frequenter behinde; the
operari. Si autem volueris incipere de toto above written
corpore artis physic opus, sicut superis Notory Arte;
definitum est. Prima capitula prius recitanda, which is said
de quibus data est definitio per prdicta. additions, I
Sciendum est etiam quod de Theologia thought fitt to
tantum poteris per te operari. Notas inspice sett downe here
allsoe (but by
& orationes Theologi spius repete: Et si
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de toto copere cessaueris hc tibi magnum see to conclude

poterit conferre scripturarum effectum. in one Booke as
Necessarium si quidem est vt notam viginti followeth. Here
quatuor Angelos habentem, cum orationibus followeth the
additionall part
suis semper in memoria habeasm & vt tibi
of the [sic] as it
superius diximus, qu per visionem videris stands in the
Angelo prmonstrante tibi sub custodia beginning of the
habeas, & sub fideli certamine reclude. printed
exemplar: viz It
then commences
with the section
"I Apollonius...."
The Experiment of the precedent work, is the [110 Incipit nova ars Salomonis.]
beginning of the following Orations, which Solomon
calleth Artem Novam. Ista qu operis prcedentis sunt
experimentum. Hoc principium sequentium
These Orations may be said before all Arts orationum est, quas orationes Salomon
generally, and before all Notes specially; And they ARTEM NOVAM appellauit.
may be pronounced without any other Chapters, if
thou wouldst operate in any of the aforesaid Arts,
[111] Orationes enim ist ante omnes
saying these Orations in due time and order; thou
generaliter & ante omnes notas specialiter
maist have great efficacy in any Art. And in saying dici possunt: & debent proferri etiam si
these Orations, neither the time, day, nor , are to be absque alijs capitulis de ipsa arte prfata
observed: but take heed, that on these dayes you operari volueris ipsis orationibus dictis
abstain from all sin, as drunkenness, gluttony, tempore & ordine congruo, poteris in
especially swearing, before you proceed thereunto, qualibet artium magnam habere efficaciam.
that your knowledge therein may be the more cleer In ipsis orationibus discendis neque tempora
and perfect. neque dies neque Luna obseruanda sunt. Sed
tamen illud specialiter in ipsis obseruari
Wherefore Solomon saith, When I was to
debet, quia diebus quibus orationes ips
pronounce these Orations, I feared lest I should offend
proferuntur, peccatis obseruandum est
God; and I appointed unto my self a time wherein to
criminalibus, scilicet gul, luxuri, &
begin them; that living chastly, I might appear the specialiter iuramentis superfluis: ad quas
more innocent. antequam perueniatur, aliud prlibandum
est, ut ipsarum orationum plenior &
perfectior cognitio habeatur. Vnde Salomon
inquit: Ego istas orationes prolaturus, timui
ne offenderem Deum, & constitui mihi
tempus, in quo illas inciperem, vt in castitate
viuens de ipsis innocentius appareret.

[91] These are the Proaemiums of these Orations, [112a] Ista sunt earum orationum
that I might lay down in order every thing whereof prohemia: antequam tamen ea de quibus
thou maist doubt, without any other definition. And dubitas proponere disposui vt singula
before thou begin to try any of these subtile works, it singulis [617] sub ordine posita, absque
is good to fast two or three dayes; that it may be aliqua definitione clarescat.
divinely revealed, whether thy desires be good or evil.
Ista sunt quidem etiam, de quibus
These are the precepts appointed before every dubitare non debes videlicet: vtrum capitula
operation; but if thou doubt of any beginning, either prima notis philosophi & vtrum tria
of the three first Chapters, or of the four subsequent capitula omnibus artis sub se contentis
Arts, that thou maist have the effect of perfect debeant in assignatione prlibata temporis
knowledge; if thou consider and pronounce the proferri: quia cert sicut prlibauimus, ita
Orations, as they are above described, although thou possunt & debent. Sed sciendum est, quod
overpass somthing ignorantly; thou maist be secundm intentionem, quam tibi Deo
reconciled by the spiritual virtue of the subsequent collatam credo & scio, & sic eam superi
Orations. prlibatam te decreuimus intueri; pauca vel
nulla sunt de quibus oporteat dubitare.
Verumtamen tibi terminum non posui
prclarum. Prterea quia initia scriptorum
emendanda constitui terminum non quras.

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[112b] Sed si fort rem tam subtilem

incipere volueris, necessarium arbitror vt
feria sexta operis huius habeas principium,
& sicut in ista arte dispositum est. Bonum
est anteferri ieiunium triduanum vt vtrum
bona an mala huius voluntatis desideria sint,
diuinitus ostendatur.

[113] Ista enim prcepta ante omnem

operationem instituta sunt. Si enim aliquod
aliud est de quo dubitas initium, vt trium
primorum capitulorum, siue quatuor
subsequentium artium, vt effectum plenari
cognitionis habeas: si secundm quod
superius descriptum est capitula & orationes
& notarum consideraueris & pronunciaueris,
etiamsi aliquid ignoranter prterieris, poteris
subsequentium orationum spirituali vitute
The Angel said of these Orations to Solomon: See [114a] De istis orationibus ait Angelus
the holiness of these Orations; and if thou hast Salomoni. Vide igitur orationum istarum
transgrest any therein presumptuously or ignorantly, sacramenta, & si quid de illis prsumptuos
say reverently and wisely these Orations, of which the vel ignoranter transgressus fuisti, dicas
great Angel saith: This is a great sacrament of God, reuerenter atque subtiliter easdem orationes.
which the Lord sendeth to thee by my [92] hand; at the Et de ipsis orationibus Angelus magnus
veneration of which sacrament, when King Solomon inquit: Hoc sacramentum Dei magnum est,
offered with great patience before the Lord upon the quod per manum meam tibi mittit Dominus.
Altar, he saw the book covered with fine linen, and in Ad cuius venerationem sacramenti cum rex
this book were written 10 Orations, and upon every Salomon cum magna patientia in conspectu
Oration the sign of golden Seal: and he heard in his Domini offerret super altare, vidit librum
Spirit, These are they which the Lord hath figured, syndone inuolutum. & in hoc libro scriptas
and are far excluded from the hearts of the unfaithful. orationes decem & super singulas orationes
signum sigilli aurei. Et audiuit in spiritu: hc
sunt qu figurauit Dominus, & qu long
exclusit cordibus infidelium.

Therefore Solomon trembled lest he should offend Tremuit ergo Rex Salomon ne offenderet
the Lord, and kept them, saying it was wickedness to Dominum & custodiuit ipsas dicens eas fas
reveal them to unbelievers: but he that would learn non est nec operari in ipsis in infidelibus.
any great or spiritual thing in any Art or necessary Sed qui aliquid magnum vel spirituale in
Science, if he cannot have a higher work, he may say artibus siue in arte aliqua vult adipisci
these Orations at what time soever he will; the three alicuius scienti necessaria. Si superius opus
first, for the three first liberal Arts; a several Oration habere non poterit. Omni tempore
for every several Art, or generally all the three for the quandocunque voluerit has orationes dicat,
three Arts are to be said; and in like manner the four primas tres pro primis tribus liberalibus
subsequent Orations, for four other liberal Arts. And specialiter singulam orationem pro singula
if thou wouldst have the whole body of Art, without arte: vel generaliter omnes tres pro artibus
any definition of time, thou maist pronounce these dicend [618] sunt. Item & quatuor orationes
Orations before the several [93] Arts, and before the subsequentes quocunque tempore volueris
Orations and Notes of these Arts, as often as thou pro alijs quatuor artibus liberalibus dicas
wilt, fully, manifestly and secretly; but beware that simili modo. Et si fort totum corpus artis
thou live chastly and soberly in the pronounciation habere volueris, absque aliqua temporis
thereof. definitione, ipsas orationes pronunciare
poteris ante artes singulas, & ante orationes
& notas earum atrium, quoties volueris eas
plen, manifest & secret pronunciare. Et
tamen necessarium est tibi castl viuere &
sobri in pronunciatione earum.

This is the first Oration of the 10, which may be [115] Ista oratio est prima de decem, qu
pronounced by its self, without any precedent work to per se sine opere prcedenti possunt
acquire Memory, Eloquence and understanding, and pronunciari ad memoriam, facunditatem, &
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stableness of these three and singularly to be intelligentiam & illarum trium stabilitatem
rehearsed before the first figure of Theology: acquirendam. Et singulariter debet proferri
ante primam figuram Theologi.

Omnipotent, Incomprehensible, Omnipotens, incomprehensibilis, Cp. LIH.

inuisibilis & indissolubilis Deus, LXXXIV.
invisible and indissolvable Lord
adoro hodie nomen sanctum
God; I adore this day thy Holy tuum: ego indignus & miserrimus
Name; I an unworthy and miserable peccator extollens orationem &
sinner, do lift up my Prayer, intellectum meum & rationem
understanding and reason towards meam ad templum tuum sanctum
cleste, &assisto tibi hodie Deus
thy Holy and Heavenly Temple, meus, ostendens te Deum meum
declaring thee, Oh Lord God, to be creatorem meum & saluatorem
my Creator and Saviour: and I a meum. Et ego rationabilis
rational Creature do this day creatura, inuoco hodie
invocate thy most glorious gloriosissimam clementiam tuam,
vt viuificet hodie Spiritus sanctus
clemency, that thy Holy Spirit may infirmitatem meam: & tu Deus
vivify my infirmity: And thou, Oh meus qui Moysi & Aaron seruis
my God, who didst confer the tuis per literarum elementa
Elements of letters, and efficacious exterioris lingu tu efficacem
doctrinam contulisti, confer hodie
Doctrine of thy Tongue to thy mihi gratiam superioris dulcedinis
Servants Moses and Aaron, confer tu qua instruxisti seruos tuos, &
the same grace of thy sweetness inuestigatione qua inuestigasti
upon me, which thou hast [94] eosdem per Prophetas, & sicut
investigated into thy Servants and potuisti eis momentaneam
conferre doctrinam: adhibe eam
Prophets: as thou hast given them doctrinam quam scire desidero, &
learning in a moment, confer the emunda conscientiam meam, ab
same learning upon me, and cleanse operibus mortuis: & mitte cor
my Conscience from dead works; meum in viam rectam & aperi
i[llu]d ad intelligendum, &
direct my Heart into the right way, destilla intellectum meum in viam
and open the same to understand, rectam. Et tu Domine Deus qui
and drop the truth into my me ad imaginem & similitudinem
understanding. And thou, Oh Lord tuam creare dignatus es, exaudi
God, who didst condescend to me in tua iustitia, & doce me in
tua veritate, & reple animam
create me after thy own image, hear meam scientia tua secundm
me in thy Justice, and teach me in magnam misericordiam tuam, vt
thy truth, and fill up my soul with in multitudine miserationum
thy knowledge according to thy tuarum amplius me delectes & in
operibus tuis magnis, &
great mercy, that in the multitude of complaceam in administratione
thy mercies, thou maist love me the mandatorum tuorum: &
more, and the greater in thy works, secundm opera grati tu
and that I may delight in the adiutus & restauratus & exaltato
administration of thy corde & conscienta mea
emundata confidere in te, &
Commandments; that I being helped epuler in conspectu tuo, &
and restored by the work of thy exaltem nomen tuum quod bonum
grace, and purified in Heart and est, in conspectu sanctorum
Conscience to trust in thee, I may tuorum. Sanctifica me hodie, vt in
fide viuam & spe perfecta, &
feast in thy sight, and exalt thy charitate constanti, literaturam
name, for it is good, before thy quam desidero adipiscar, &
Saints, Sanctifie me this day, that I addiscam: & adepta scientia
may live in faith, perfect in hope, exaltatus, [619] corroboratus,
and constant in charity, and may illuminatus diligam te &
cognoscam, & scientiam &
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learn and obtain the knowledge I sapientiam intelligam de

scripturis tuis, quas hominibus
desire; and being illuminated, sciendas permisisti sentiam &
strengthened, and exalted by the firmiter habeam et retineam. Iesu
Science obtained, I may know thee, Christe Fili Dei vnigenite, cui
and love thee, and love the [95] ante secula omnia dedit pater in
knowledge and wisdome of thy manus, da mihi hodie propter
nomen sanctum tuum gloriosum
Scriptures; and that I may & ineffabile nutrimentum
understand and firmly retain, that corporis & anim, idoneam &
which thou hast permitted man to perspicacem linguam liberam &
know: Oh Lord Jesus Christ, eternal expeditam & absolutam, vt &
quicquid postulauero in tua
only begotten Son of God, into misericordia & voluntate &
whose hands the Father gave all veritate disponatur: & omnis
things before all Worlds, give unto oratio mea & actio in beneplacito
me this day, for thy Holy and tuo radicata & confirmata
glorious Name, the unspeakable consistat. Aperi Domine Deus
meus & Pater vit me
nutriment of Soul and Body, a fit, fundamentum scienti quam
fluent, free and perfect Tongue; and desidero. Aperi mihi, Domine
that whatsoever I shall ask in thy fontem quem aperuisti protoplasto
mercy, will and truth, I may obtain; Ad: & quem aperuisti seruis tuis
Abraham &Isaac & Iacob ad
and confirm all my Prayers and intelligendum ad discendum & ad
actions, according to thy good iudicandum, su[s]cipe pro me
pleasure. Oh Lord my God, the hodie Domine preces & orationes
Father of Life, open the Fountain of omnium sanctorum, & sanctarum
Sciences, which I desire; open to clestium virtutum, vt omnium
scripturarum tuarum docibilis
me, Oh Lord, the Fountain which constanter efficiar. Amen.
thou openedst to Adam, and to thy
Servants Abraham, and Isaac, and
Jacob, to understand, learn and
judge; receive Oh Lord my Prayers,
through all thy Heavenly virtues,

The next Oration is the second of ten, and giveth [116] Ista oratio cum prima pronunciata Cp. LIH
Eloquence, which ought to be said after the other; a dat facunditatem. Et est secunda oratio de LXXXV.
little interval between, and before the first Figure of decem & cum prcedenti pronunciari debet
Theology. facto aliquo modico interuallo, adhibet cum
prima facundiam. Ista enim oratio debet
I adore thee, thou King of Kings, proferri ante secundam figuram Theologi.
[96] and Lords, eternal and
Adoro te rex regum & domine
unchangeable King: Hearken this dominantium, rex terne
day to the cry and sighing of my impermutabilis, intellige hodie
Heart and Spirit, that thou maist clamorem meum spiritus & cordis
mei gemitum, vt commutato
change my understanding, and give
intellectu meo, & dato mihi corde
to me a heart of flesh, for my heart carneo pro lapideo respirem ante
of stone, that I may breath before Dominum & Saluatorem meum.
my Lord and Saviour; and wash Oh Et laua Domine interiora mea
Lord with thy new Spirit the inward spiritu tuo nouo intellectu carnis
me malo: pone intellectum tuum
parts of my heart, and wash away bonum, & aufer me quod
the evil of my flesh: infuse into me malum est, commutans me in
a good understanding, that I may hominem nouum: vt dilectione
become a new man; reform me in qua reformasti me, salus tua mihi
intelligenti tribuat incrementum.
thy love, and let thy salvation give
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me increase of knowledge: hear my Exaudi hodie preces meas

Domine, quibus clamo ad te, &
Prayers, O Lord, wherewith I cry reuela oculos carnis me &
unto thee, and open the Eyes of my mentis me considerans &
flesh, and understanding, to intelligens & custodiens mirabilia
understand the wonderful things of de scripturis legis tu, vt
thy Law; that being vivified by thy viuificatus in iustificationibus tuis
prvaleam in conspectu
Justification, I may prevail against adversarij fidelium diaboli.
the Devil, the adversary of the Exaudi me Domine Deus meus &
faithful; hear me Oh Lord my God, propitius esto mihi qui plasmasti
and be merciful unto me, and shew me, & ostende hodie
misericordiam tuam, & porrige
me thy mercy; and reach to me the mihi vas salutare, vt potem &
vessel of Salvation, that I may drink satier de fonte grati tu: vt de
and be satisfied of the Fountain of scriptutis quas desidero hodie
thy grace, that I may obtain the psallam cum intellectu & scientia
knowledge and understanding; and & intelligam & veniat hodie
gratia Spiritus sancti & requiescat
let the grace of thy Holy Spirit super me. Amen. [620]
come, and rest upon me, Amen. [97]

For Eloquence and stability of mind. [117] Ista oratio dat facundiam proferenti, Cp. LIH
& stabilitatem mentis. LXXXVI.
This is the third Oration of the ten, and is to be said
before the first Figure of Astronomy. Ista est tertia oration de decem, & cum
aliis prcentibus debet pronunciari ad
I confesse my self guilty this day confirmandam stabilitatem mentis. Ista
oratio debet pronunciari ante primam
before thee Oh God, Father of
figuram artis Astronomi.
Heaven and Earth, Maker of all
things, visible and invisible, of all Confiteor ego tibi reus hodie
Creatures, Dispenser and Giver of Deus pater cli & terr, conditor
all grace and virtue; who hidest omnium visibilium &
inuisibilium, creaturarum
wisdome and knowledge from the omnium, atque virtutum omnium
proud and wicked, and givest it to & gratiarum bonarum dispensator
the faithful and humble; illuminate atque largitor. Qui obscondis
my Heart, and establish my sapientiam & scientiam, tuam
superbis & reprobis (sibi non
Conscience and understanding: set autem maiestati tu fidentibus.)
the light of thy countenance upon Humilia (Illumina) hodie cor
me, that I may love thee, and be meum, &stabilem fac intellectum
established in the knowledge of my meum, & mentem meam, &
understanding, that I being cleansed diligentem te fac conscientiam
meam, & signa hodie lumen
from evil works, may attain to the vultus tui super me, vt prorsus
knowledge of those Sciences, which innouatus intelligens efficiar &
thou hast reserved for believers. Oh stabilis in mundatis tuis: &
merciful and omnipotent God, emundatus ab omnibus operibus
malis, preualeam in scripturis &
cleanse my Heart and reins, scientiis tuis, quas reseruasti
strengthen my Soul and Senses with vnic tibi credentibus. O fortis &
the grace of thy Holy Spirit, and misericordissime, &
establish me with the fire of the omnipotentissime Deus, vre cor,
same grace: illuminate me; gird up renes, internos sensus meos,
corrobora hodie animam meam
my loyns, and give the staffe of thy gratia Spiritus sancti, & igne
Consolation into my [98] right hand, visitationis eiusdem grati tu
direct me in thy Doctrine, root out illumina me in fortitudine
of me all vices and sin, and comfort stabilitatis: prcinge lumbos
meos, & baculum confortationis
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me in the love of thy mercies: tu porrige in dexteram meam, &

Breath into me Oh Lord the breath doctrinas dirige in opera mea
veras: vt eradicatis sordibus &
of Life, and increase my reason and vitiis peccatorum meorum,
understanding; send thy Holy Spirit prualeam confortatus in
into me, that I may be perfect in all dilectione misericordiarum
knowledge: behold Oh Lord, and tuarum. Inspira mihi Domine
consider the dolour of my mind, spiraculum vit, & auge mentem
meam, & intellectum meum, &
that my will may be comforted in rationem meam, & mitte Spiritum
thee; send into me from Heaven thy sanctum in me: vt in omnibus
Holy Spirit, that I may understand scripturis tuis exercitatus spiritus
those things I desire. Give unto me meus confortetur & augeatur.
Oro, respice benign, & considera
invention, Oh Lord, thou Fountain Domine hodie dolorem mentis
of perfect reason and riches of me, vt fiat voluntas mea
knowledge, that I may obtain confortata in te, & de clo
wisdom by thy Divine assistance, mittere mihi digneris in terram
Amen. consolatorem Spiritum tuum, vt in
stabilitate perfecta me muniat in
pr prsenti, & in continuatione
conferat vt conforter ad ea
intelligenda qua desidero. Da
inuentionem, fons omnis
rationis perfect scienti
locupletissim, vt auxilio tuo
sancto hc merear obtinere,

To Comfort the outward and inward Senses. [119] Ad confortationem sensuum Cp. LIH
interiorum & exteriorum. LXXXVIII.

Oh Holy God, mercyful and

omnipotent Father, Giver of all O Pientissime Deus, &
misericors, clemens Deus Pater,
things; strengthen me by thy power, Deus omnipotens, omnia donans,
and help me by thy presence, as fac mihi possibilia omnia credenti
thou wert mercyful to Adam, and in posse vigore tuo, & adiuua me
suddenly gavest him the knowledge hodie pientissime Deus, sicut
misericors fuisti Ad pnitenti,
of all Arts through thy great mercy; qui ei subitam, per omnipotenti
grant unto me power to obtain the tu misericordiam, scientiam
same knowledge by the same multarum agnitionum contulisti
mercy: be present with me Oh [99] atrium: Confer mihi hodie per
Lord, and instruct me: Oh most eiusdem omnipotenci tu
misericordiam, vt eam scientiam
mercyful Lord Jesus Christ Son of [621] valeam adipisci: Adesto
God, breath thy Holy Spirit into me, clementissime pater operi hodie,
proceeding from thee and the & instrue me benignissim. O
Father; strengthen my work this Domine clementissime Iesu
Christe fili Dei confirma
day, and teach me, that I may walk aspirando in me Spiritum sanctum
in thy knowledge, and glorify the qui te Patre procedit: consolida
abundance of thy grace: Let the opus meum hodie, & doce me, vt
flames of thy Holy Spirit rejoyce ambulem in scripturis, & glorier
the City of my Heart, by breathing in multitudine effluentis graci
tu: vt impetus fluminis
into me thy Divine Scriptures; sanctissimi Spiritus ciuitatem
replenish my Heart with all cordis mei ltificet, diuinam
Eloquence, and vivify me with thy Scripturam inspirando, & repleat
Holy visitation; blot out of me the cor meum, omnimoda facundia,
& visitatio sua sancta viuificet
spots of all vices, I beseech thee, Oh me, & deleatur in me macula
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Lord God incomprehensible; let thy omnis vitij. Te queso, Domine

grace alwayes rest upon me, and be Deus meus incomprehensibilis, vt
gratia tua semper maneat super
increased in me; heal my Soul by me, & multipliciter in me, &
thy inestimable goodness, and sanabis. Domine animam meam
comfort my heart all my life, that pietate tu instimabilis
what I hear I may understand, and clemenci, & confortabis cor
what I understand I may keep, and meum hodie, & toto tempore
vit&aerlig; me, vt quicquid
retain in my Memory; give me a audiero, intelligam, & quicquid
teachable Heart and Tongue; intellexero custodiam" &
through thy inexhaustible grace and quicquid custodiero, memoriter
goodness; and the grace of the teneam, & alios corde & lingua
docili instruam notitiam tu
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Amen. inexhaust bonitatis per hc
sacramenta prfata, cooperante
gratia Patris, & Filii, & Spiritus
sancti, Amen.

This following is for the Memory. [120] Hc oratio cum prcedentibus debet
legi pro memoria.
O Holy Father, merciful Son, and
Holy Ghost, inestimable King; I Pie Pater, misericors Fili, clemens
Spiritus sanctus, Deus, Rex
adore, invocate, and beseech thy ineffabilis & instimabilis, adoro,
Holy Name, that of thy overflowing inuoco & deprecor nomen
goodness, thou wilt forget all my sanctum tuum super effluentem
sins: be mercyful to me a sinner, quitatem tuam, quatinus omnia
ignoscas & indulgeas miserabilis
presuming to go about this office of mihi misero peccatori
knowledge, and occult learning; and prsumente in officium quod
grant, Oh Lord, it may be aggressurus sum de literatura &
efficatious in me; open Oh Lord my occulta scientia cognoscenda, & Cp. LIH
ears, that I may hear; and take away fac me Domine vt efficaciter in LXXXIX.
me vigeat & inualescat. Aperi
the scales from my Eyes, that I may mihi Domine Deus aures meas,
see: strengthen my hands, that I potenter vt audiam, & exterge
may work; open my face, that I may lutum oculorum meorum, vt
understand thy will; to the glory of videam: dilata aures meas vt
audiam: conforta manus vt
thy Name, which is blessed for ever, operer: conforta pedes meos vt
Amen. ambulem: expandi nares meas, os
meum & olfactum meum, vt
sentiam & loquar tibi placita
semper, ad honorem nominis tui,
quod est benedictum in secula
seculorum, Amen.

This following strengtheneth the interiour and [121] hc oratio antequam legas, valet ad Cp. LIH
exteriour Sences. sensus interiores & exteriores. XC.

Lift up the senses of my Heart and Extolle sensus carnis & carnis &
Soul unto thee, Oh Lord my God, anim me ad te Domine Deus
meus, & eleuo cor meum hodie ad
and elevate my heart this day unto te, vt placeant verba & opera mea
thee; that my words and works may in conspectu populi tui, & fulgeat
please thee in the sight of all omnipotentia tua magna, &
people; let thy mercy and misericordia tua in visceribus
meis, & dilatetur mens mea in
omnipotency shine in my bowels; me, & indulcescat eloquium tuum
let my understanding be [101] sanctum in ore meo, vt quod
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enlarged, and let thy Holy legero vel audiero intelligam, &
proferre sciam, sicut Adam
Eloquence be sweet in my mouth, intellexit: sicut custodiuit
that what I read or hear I may Abraham, & ego custodiam: sicut
understand and repeat: as Adam memoriter tenuit Iacob, & ego
understood, and as Abraham kept, teneam, vt in scripturarum tuarum
so let me keep understanding; and virtute fundatus, radicatus,
misericordi [622] tu
as Jacob was founded and rooted in fundamentum confirmatum
thy wisedome, so let me be: let the glorier acquisisse & delectatus in
foundation of thy mercy be operibus manuum tuarum,
confirmed in me, that I may delight iustitiam & pacem mentis &
corporis perseueranter adipiscar,
in the works of thy hands, and & firme custodiam gratia Spiritus
persevere in Justice, and peace of tui sancti Domine plenaria in me
Soul and Body; the grace of thy operante, vt hostium visibilium
Holy Spirit working in me, that I mihi aduersantium insidias atque
may rejoyce in the overthrow of all versutias gaudeam superasse,
my adversaryes, Amen.

This following giveth Eloquence, Memory and [122] Ista oration cum prcedentibus dat Cp. LIH
Stability. memoriam, facundiam & stabilitatem. XCI.

Disposer of all Kingdomes, and of Omnium regnorum, visibilium

all visible and invisible gifts: Oh quoque inuisibilium donorum
dispensator, atque Deus omnium
God, the Ordeyner and Ruler of all voluntatum ordinator, consilio tui
wills, by the Counsel of thy Spirit spiritus dispone, viuifica virtutem
dispose and vivify the weakness of debilem mentis me, & ardeam
my understanding, that I may burn in accessu voluntatis sanct tu
ad bonum: in beneplacito autem
in the accesse of thy Holy will to tui facias magnitudinem
good: do good to me in thy good peccatorum meorum non
pleasure, not looking upon my sins; aspiciendo: largire mihi indigno
grant me my desire, though quod opto, & rationem
unworthy; confirm my Memory and cognoscendi, intelligendi,
memoriter retinendi in me
reason to know, understand, and confirma, & effectum bonum cum
retain, [102] and give good effect to gratia sensibus meis accomoda, &
my senses through thy grace, and iustifica me in iustificatione
justify me with the justification of Spiritus sancti, vt quicquid ex
carnis macula & labe peccati
thy Holy Spirit, that what spots contraxerim, diuina potentia tua
soever of sin are contracted in my ineffabiliter abluat, pietas qua in
flesh, thy Divine power may blot principio clum & terram creare
out; thou who hast been pleased in voluisti, ita spiritualis tua
the beginning, to create the Heaven misericordia restauret, qua
hominem perditum ad regnum
and Earth, of thy Mercy restore the sanctissimum reuocare dignatus
same, who art pleased to restore lost es: Tu Domine tua sapientia &
man to thy most Holy Kingdome ; scientia attingens, disponens
Oh Lord of wisdome , restore omnia suauiter, omnes sensus
meos facundos in me restituas, vt
Eloquence into all my senses , that ego indignus peccator & miser in
I, though an unworthy sinner, may omnibus operibus tuis
be confirmed in thy knowledge, and confirmatus, & perspicax &
in all thy works, by the grace of the facundus, gratia Patris, & Filij, &
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, who Spiritus sancti largiente efficiar
operante, qui viuis ac regnas
trinus & vnus, Amen.
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livest and reignest three in one,


An Oration to recover lost wisdome. [123] Oratio hc ad recuperationem amissi

ingenij debet pronunciari.
Oh God of living, Lord of all
Creatures visible and invisible, Deus viuorum, dominator
omnium creaturarum, visibilium
Administrator and Dispenser of all & inuisibilium, administrator &
things, enlighten my Heart this day fundator, omnia omnibus, singula
by the grace of thy Holy Spirit, singulis tribuens secundm
strengthen my inward man, and natur facultatem. Ideo hodie
gratia Spiritus sancti cor meum
pour into me the dew of thy grace, illustret & multiplicet Spiritus
whereby thou instructest the sanctus, & corroboret interiorem Cp. LIH
Angels; inform me with the plenty hominem: & fcunda me rore XCII.
of thy knowledge, wherewith from grati tu, qua Angelos
the beginning thou hast taught thy instruxisti: informa me largitate
tu scienti, quam principio
[103] faithful; let thy grace work in
fideles tuos docuisti, vt operetur
me, and the flouds of thy grace and in me gratia septiformis, &
Spirit, cleanse and correct the filth superiori celeri impetu fluminis
of my Conscience. Thou who de Libano puteum conscienci
me corrigat, repleat & exuberet,
comest from Heaven upon the tu qui venisti de clis super aquas
Waters of thy Majesty, confirm this maiestatis tu, & huius
wonderful Sacrament in me. sacramenti in me confirmes

To obtain the grace of the Holy Spirit. [623] Cp. LIH


Oh Lord my God, Father of all [124] Ad recuperationem gratia Spiritus

things, who revealest thy celestial
and terrestrial secrets to thy Profiteor tibi Deus meus hodie,
Servants, I humbly beseech and pater omnium, qui secreta
implore thy Majesty, as thou art the clestia reuelas seruis tuis, &
King and Prince of all knowledge, terrena ostendis: te deprecor
hear my Prayers; and direct my suppliciter, maiestatem tuam
exoro, vt sicut tu es Rex &
works, and let my Actions prevail in Princeps nostrarum cogitationum,
Heavenly virtues, by thy Holy exaudi hodie preces meas
Spirit: I cry unto thee, Oh God, hear dirigenter, dignanter opera mea
my Clamor, I sigh to thee, hear the dirige, & actiones clestium
virtutum in spiritu sancto
sighings of my heart, and alwayes prvaleant. Clamo ad te hodie,
preserve my Spirit, Soul, and Body, Deus meus; exaudi clamorem
under the Safeguard of thy Holy meum, ingemisco ad te, exaudi
Spirit; O God thou Holy Spirit, gemitum cordis mei hodie, &
perpetual and Heavenly charity, semper spiritum meum, &
animam meam, & totum corpus
whereof the Heaven and Earth is meum, sub tutela Angelorum
full, breath upon my operation; and tuorum prserua. Spiritus sancte
what I require to thy honour and Deus, cuius charitas perpetua ac
praise, grant unto me; let thy Holy clestis, cuius possessione cli
& terra plena est, aspira ad hanc
Spirit come [104] upon me, rule and operationem meam, & quod in
reign in me, Amen. laudis tui honorem
deuot&egeave; postulo, mihi
concede. Spiritus sanctus in me
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veniat, & regnet & imperet,


To recover intellectual wisdome. [125] Oration ad recuperationem ingenij &

Oh Lord, I thy Servant confesse my
self unto thee, before the Majesty of Domine ego seruus tuus nunc tibi
hodie confiteor coram maiestate
thy glory, in whose Spirit is all glori tue, in cuius Spiritu sunt
Magnificence and Sanctimony: I omnis magnificentia &
beseech thee according to thy sanctimonia: te deprecor
unspeakeable Name, extend thy secundm ineffabile nomen tuum, Cp. LIH
quatenus ad me operationis
merciful Ears and Eyes to the office officium aures tu pietatis &
of my operation; and opening thy clemens oculos tuos
hand, I may be filled with the grace accommodes, & aperiente manum
I desire, and satiated with charity tuam gratiam quam desidero
and goodness; whereby thou hast satier, & fcunder charitate &
claritate, qua clum & terram
founded Heaven and Earth, who fundasti, qui viuis [et regnas solus
livest, &c. per omnia secula seculorum].

Say these Orations from the first day of the month, Istas orationes iam dictas proferas in primo
to the fourth day: in the fourth day Alpha and die mensis, vsque ad quartum diem: in
Omega, and that following it, viz. Helischemat quarta autem solas seqientes Alpha &
azatan; As it is in the beginning: afterwards say, omega, & illam sequentem, s*il.
Helischemat azatan, vt habetur in
Theos Megale patyr, ymas heth principio.
heldya, hebeath heleotezygel,
[10] Theos Megale patyr ymas
Salatyel, Salus, Telli, Samel, heth heldya hebeath Compare LIH
Zadaziel, Zadan, Sadiz Leogio, XVII.
heleotezygel Salatyel salus telh
Yemegas, Mengas, Omchon samel zadaziel zadan Sadiz
Myeroym, Ezel, Ezely, Yegrogamal, leogio yemegas mengas omchon
Myeroym Ezel Ezely
Sameldach, Somelta, Sanay, yegrogamal Sameldach Somelta
Geltonama, Hanns, [105] Simon sanay Geltonama hanns Simon
Salte, Patyr, Osyon, Hate, Haylos, salte patyr osyon hate haylos,
Amen. Amen.

Oh light of the World immense O lux mundi Deus immense &c. ** This
paragraph is
God, &c.** given in full on
page 9. It is
described as the
exposition of the
Oration. It
occurs here in
full in S, but in
R.T. and H it
occurs in the
worded slightly
differently, O
God, the light of
the world, Father
of immense
Hereby is increased so much Eloquence, that Tanta facundia per hanc adaugetur, vt nihil Cf. LIH
nothing is above it. supra. XX and XXI.

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Thezay lemach ossanlomach Thezay lemach ossanlomach

azabath azach azare gessemon
azabath azach azare gessemon relaame azathabelial
relaame azathabelial biliarsonor beliarsonor tintingote
tintingote amussiton sebamay amussiton sebamay halbuchyre
halbuchyre gemaybe redayl hermayl gemaybe tedayl hermayl textos
textossepha pamphilos sepha pamphilos Cytrogoomon
bapada lampda yochim yochyle
Cytrogoomon bapada tahencior yastamor Sadomegol
lampdayochim yochyle tahencior gyeleiton zomagon Somasgei
yastamor Sadomegol gyeleiton baltea achetom gegerametos
zomagon Somasgei baltea achetom halyphala semean
utangelsemon barya therica
gegerametos halyphala semean getraman sechalmata balnat
utangelsemon barya therica hariynos haylos halos genegat
getraman sechalmata balnat gemnegal saneyalaix samartaix
hariynos haylos halos genegat camael [624] satabmal simalena
gemnegal saneyalaix samartaix gacyach salmancha sabanon
salmalsay silimacroton zegas
camael satabmal simalena gaycyah me bacherietas zemethim
salmancha sabanon salmalsay theameabal gezorabal craton
silimacroton zegasme bacherietas henna glungh hariagil
zemethim theameabal gezorabal parimegos zamariel leozomach
rex maleosia mission zebmay
craton henna glungh hariagil aliaox gemois sazayl neomagil
parimegos zamariel leozomach rex Xe Xe Sepha caphamal azeton
maleosia mission zebmay aliaox gezain holhanhihala semeanay
gemois sazayl neomagil Xe Xe gehosynon caryacta gemyazan
Sepha caphamal azeton gezain zeamphalachin zegelaman
hathanatos, semach gerorabat
holhanhihala semeanay gehosynon syrnosyel, halaboem hebalor
caryacta gemyazan zeamphalachin halebech ruos sabor ydelmasan
zegelaman hathanatos, semach [106] falior sabor megiozgoz neyather
gerorabat syrnosyel, halaboem pharamshe forantes saza mogh
schampeton sadomthe nepotz
hebalor halebech ruos sabor minaba zanon suafnezenon
ydelmasan falior sabor megiozgoz inhancon maninas gereuran
neyather pharamshe forantes saza gethamayh passamoth theon
mogh schampeton sadomthe nepotz beth sathamac hamolnera
minaba zanon suafnezenon galsemariach nechomnan
regnali phaga messyym
inhancon maninas gereuran demogempta teremegarz
gethamayh passamoth theon beth salmachaon alpibanon balon
sathamac hamolnera galsemariach septzurz sapremo sapiazte
nechomnan regnali phaga messyym baryon aria vsyon sameszion
sepha athmiti sobonan
demogempta teremegarz Armissiton tintingit telo ylon
salmachaon alpibanon balon vsyon, Amen.
septzurz sapremo sapiazte baryon
aria usyon sameszion sepha athmiti Azay lemach azae gessemon
sobonan Armissiton tintingit telo thelamech azabhaihal sezyon
traheo emagal gyeotheon
ylon usyon, Amen. samegon pamphilos
sitragramon limpda iachim alna
Azay lemach azae gessemon hasios genonagal samalayp
thelamech azabhaihal sezyon traheo camiel secal hanagogan
heselemach getal sam sademon
emagal gyeotheon samegon sebmassan traphon oriaglpan
pamphilos sitragramon limpda thonagas tyngen amissus
jachim alna hasios genonagal coysodaman assonnap senaly
samalayp camiel secal hanagogan sodan alup theonantriatos
heselemach getal sam sademon copha anaphial Azathon azaza

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sebmassan traphon oriaglpan hamel hyala saraman gelyor

synon banadacha gennam
thonagas tyngen amissus sassetal maga halgozaman
coysodaman assonnap senaly sodan setraphangon zegelune
alup theonantriatos copha anaphial Athanathay senach zere zabal
Azathon azaza hamel hyala saraman somayel leosamach githacal
gelyor synon banadacha gennam halebriatos Iaboy del masan
negbare phacamech schon
sassetal maga halgozaman nehooz cherisemach gethazayhy
setraphangon zegelune Athanathay amilya semem ames gemay
senach zere zabal somayel passaynach tagayl agamal
leosamach githacal halebriatos fragal mesi themegemach
samalacha nabolem zopmon
Jaboy del masan negbare vsyon felam semessi theon,
phacamech schon nehooz Amen.
cherisemach gethazayhy amilya
semem ames gemay passaynach
tagayl agamal [107] fragal mesi
themegemach samalacha nabolem
zopmon usyon felam semessi theon,

The third part, the sign Lemach. Sequitur tertia pars signum Lemach.

Lemach sabrice elchyan gezagan Lemach sabrice elchyan

tomaspin hegety gemial exyophyam gezagan tomaspin hegety gemial Cf. LIH
exyophyam soratum XXII and
soratum salathahom bezapha salathahom bezapha saphatez XXIII.
saphatez Calmichan samolich lena Calmichan samolich lena zotha
zotha phete him hapnies phete him hapnies sengengeon
sengengeon lethis, Amen. lethis, Amen.

For the memory. Ad Memoriam. Cf. LIH

XXIV and
Oh great invisible God, Theos patyr Deus summe inuisibilis Theos
behominas Cadagamias imas by thy patyr behominas Cadagamias
imas per sanctos angelos tuos, qui
Holy Angels, who are Michael the Michal id medicina Dei,
Medicine of God; Raphael the Raphal, fortitudo Dei: Gabriel
Fortitude of God, Gabriel ardens ardens holy per amassay
holy per Amassan, Cherubin, Cherubin gelommetos Seraphin
gedabanan tochrosi gade
Gelommeios, Sezaphim gedabanan, anathon. zatraman zamanary
tochrosi gade anathon, zatraman gebrienan plenitudo sancte
zamanary gebrienam: Oh fulness, Cherubins per omnes tuos
Holy Cherubins, by all thy Angels, angelos, & per omnes tuos
and by all thy glorious Arch-angels, archangelos gloriosos, quorum
nomina Deo consecrata, qu
whose Names are consecrated by nobis [625] proferri non debent,
God, which ought not to be spoken qu sunt hc, dichal, dehel
by us, which are these, dichal, dehel depymon exluse exmegon
depymon exluse exmegon pharconas pharconas Nanagon
hosiyel ozogon gathena ramon
pharconas Nanagon hossyelozogon garbona vramani Mogon
gathena ramon garbona vramani hamas:
Mogon hamas; [108] Which humane
sence cannot apprehend: I beseech & qu humani sensus
thee, Oh Lord illuminate my apprehendere non possunt, te
quso Domine, illumina
Conscience with the Splender of thy conscientiam meam splendore tui
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light, and illustrate and confirm my luminis, & illustra, & confirma
intellectum meum odore
understanding with the sweet odor suauitatis Spiritus sancti, adorna
of thy Spirit; adorne my Soul, animam meam, vt audiam, &
reform my heart, that hearing I may audita memoriter teneam, reforma
understand, and retain what I hear cor meum Domine, placa piissime
in my Memory. Oh mercyful God, viscera mea, memoriam, aperi
mitissime os meam: tempera
appease my bowels, strengthen my benignissime linguam meam per
Memory, open my mouth gloriosum & ineffabile nomen
mercifully; temperate my Tongue tuum, qui es fons totius pietatis,
by thy glorious and unspeakable habeas patientiam in me, &
memoriam da mihi, &c.
Name: thou who art the Fountain of
all goodness, have patience with
me, and give a good Memory unto
me, &c.

Say these Orations in the fourth , viz. Hely Ist orationes quarta luna, sc. Hely
schemath, Alpha and Omega, Theos megale. Oh light schemath: Alpha & omega, Theos megale.
of the World Azalemach, great God I beseech thee: O lux mundi, Azaylemach, Deus summe te
These ought to be said in the 8, 12, 10 [*16], 20, 24, quso: Debent proferri in 8. & 12. & 16. 20.
28, 30. and in all these Lunations rehearse 2 four 24. 28. 30. & in istis quibuslibet lunationibus
times; in the morning once, the third hour once, the proferas quater, in summo mane semel, circa
ninth once, and once in the evening; and in the other tertiam semel, circa nonam semel, circa
dayes rehearse none, but them of the first day, which vesperas semel. Et nota, qud in aliis diebus
are Alpha and Omega, Helyschemat, Almighty, nunquam proferas, sed illas quas protulisti
incomprehensible, I adore thee; [109] I confesse my prima die, qu sunt: Alpha & omega
self guilty: O Theos hazamagiel: Oh mercyful Lord helyschemat, Omnipotens
God, raise up the sences of my flesh: Oh God of all incomprehensibilis, Adoro te: Confiteor ego
living, and of all Kingdomes, I confesse Oh Lord this reus, o Theos hazamagiel, Domine Deus
day, that I am thy servant. Rehearse these Orations misericors, extolle sensus carnis, omnium
also in the other dayes four times, once in the regnorum Deus viuorum: confiteor hodie tibi
morning, once in the evening, once about the third Domine ego seruus tuus. Illas orationes iam
hour, and once on the ninth; And thou shalt acquire dictas proferas in aliis diebus in summo
Memory, Eloquence and stability fully, Amen. mane semel, circa tertiam semel, circa
nonam semel, circa vesperas semel: Et sic
acquires memoriam tantam & facundiam &
stabilitatem earum plenari, Amen.

The Conclusion of the whole work, and Conclusio operis totius, & confirmatio
Confirmation of the Science obtained. scienti acquisit.

Oh God, Maker of all things; who Conditor omnium rerum Deus, qui cuncta ex
hast created all things out of nihilo
creasti: qui gradatim omnia mirabiliter
nothing; who hast wonderfully ordinando fecisti
created the Heaven and Earth, and in principio clum & tetram, & cum tuo Filio,
all things by degrees in order, in the per quem
beginning, with thy Son, by whom omnia facta sunt, in quo omnia finaliter rect
all things are made, and into whom qui Alpha & Omega nuncupatis, te quso,
all things shall at last return: Who lict indignus
art Alpha and Omega: I beseech peccatur, vt ad finem optatum in hac
thee though a sinner, & unworthy, sacratissima arte pos-
that I may attain to my desired end sim celeriter peruenite, & non in peccatis meis
in this Holy Art, speedily, and not bus valeam amittere, cum bono fiat mihi
lose the same by my sins; but do secundm illam
good unto [110] me, according to thy ineffabilem misericordiam tuam: quia non
unspeakable mercy: who doth not to secundm pec-

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us after our sins, nor rewardeth us cata nostra fecit nobis Deus, neque secundm
iniquitates nostras retribuat no-
after our iniquities, Amen. bis, Amen.

Say this in the end devoutly: [626]

Oh wisdome of God the Father Confirmatio cum conclusione flexis genibus

incomprehensible, Oh most deuot dicas semper in fine.
mercyful Son , give unto me of thy
O Sapientia DEI Patris
ineffable mercy, great knowledge incomprehensibilis, Fili
and wisdome, as thou didst clementissime, tribue mihi per
wonderfully bestow all Science to ineffabilem misericordiam
King Solomon, not looking upon his summ scienti bonum, sicut
mirabiliter omnem scientiam Regi 2. S breaks
sins or wickedness, but thy own Salomoni dignatus es largiri, non off here with:
mercies: wherefore I implore thy aspiciendo eius scelera vel The end of the
mercy, although I am a most vile peccata, sed misericorditer first part of
futurorum donum. Proinde Ars Notoria /
and unworthy sinner, give such an The second
end to my desires in this art, clementissime deprecor & exoro,
part / Of the
quatenus mihi vilissimo peccatori
whereby the hands of thy bounty aperias misericordiarum tuarum
Sciences and
may be enlarged towards me, and largitatem, & in hac arte tribuas other things
that I may the more devoutly walk mihi talem finem, per quem in me which may be
by thy light in thy wayes, and be a manus tu largitatis potenter had by this Art
largiatur, vt ab hac media via and continues
good example to others; by which impia valeat constringere, & per with that
all that see mee, and hear me, may lumen & semitas tuas valeam chapter (see
above, pp ----).
restrain themselves from their vices, deuotius ambulare, & iube me
and praise thy holyness through all aliis inde exemplum tribuere, per
Worlds, Amen. Blessed be the Name quod possint omnes qui viderint
me, & audiuerint, vitiis resilire,
of the Lord, &c. & per cuncta pi secula laudare,
Amen. Sit nomen Domini
rehearse these two Orations alwayes in the end, to benedictum. &c.
confirm thy knowledge gained.2
Has duas orationes semper in fine
proferas, vt confirment in te scientiam

[111] Benedictio loci.

The Benediction of the place. Benedic Domine locum istum, vt

sit in eo sancta sanctitas, castitas,
Blesse Oh Lord this place, that there mensuetudo, virtus, victoria,
sanctimonia, humilitas, bonitas,
may be in it Holy Sanctity, chastity, plenitudo, legis obedientia Patri,
meekness, victory, holiness, Filio, & Spiritui sancto. Exaudi
humility, goodness, plenty, me Domine sancte Pater
obedience of the Law, to the Father, omnipotens terne Deus, &
Son, and Holy Ghost; Hear Oh mittere digneris sanctum
Angelum tuum Michalem, qui
Lord, holy Father, Almighty eternal me custodiat, protegat, foueat, &
God; and send thy Holy Angel visitet me habitantem in hoc
Michael, who may protect, keep, habitaculo, per eum qui. &c.
preserve and visit me, dwelling in
this Tabernacle, by him who liveth,

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When you would operate, have respect to the Si vis operari, necesse est inspicere
Lunations: they are to be chosen in those moneths, lunationes. Isti menses sunt eligendi, in
when the Rules in and , in these quibus regnat in , vt Augustus,
moneths you may begin. Iunius, Iulius, & ente in
in istis signis incipias.

In the Name of the Lord beginneth this most Holy

Art, which the most high God Administered to
IN Nomine Domini incipit
Solomon by his Angel upon the Altar, that thereby ARS sanctissima, quam Altissimus
suddenly in a short space of time, he was established DEVS Salomoni super altare per Angelum
in the knowledge of all Sciences; and know, that in ministrauit, vt per eam subit, & per breue
these Orations are contained all Sciences, Lawful and tempus in omni scientia fundaretur, & scias,
unlawful; First, if you pronounce the Orations of in his orationibus contineri scientias licitas &
Memory, Eloquence, [112] and understanding, and the illicitas. Prim, si orationes pertinentes ad
stability thereof; they will be mightily increased, memoriam & eloquentiam & intelligentiam,
insomuch that you will hardly keep silence; for by a & ad illorum stabilitatem protuleris,
word all things were Created, and by the virtue of that augebunt ea omnia, ita qud vix linguam
word all created beings stand, and every Sacrament, reseruare poteris: quoniam omnia in solo
and that Word is God. Therefore let the Operator be verbo creata sunt, & solo verbo stant omnia
constant in his faith, and confidently believe, that he creata, & omne sacramentum, & Deus est
shall obtain such knowledge and wisdome, in the ipsum verbum. Credat ergo operans posse
pronouncing these Orations, for with God nothing is haberi tantam scientiam & sapientiam [627]
impossible: therefore let the Operator proceed in his in proferendis orationibus his, quia petenti
work, with faith, hope, and a constant desire: firmly firma fide, omnia possibilia apud DEVM, vt
believing; because we can obtain nothing but by faith; obtineat. Item operans procedat in opere,
Therfore have no doubt in this Operation, whereof fide, spe, & desiderio, scilicet quod habeat
there are three species whereby the Art may be firmam spem, rectam fidem, charitatem
obtained. perfectam, & magnum desiderium firmiter
credendo, quia nihil habemus nisi per fidem.
Ideo non est dubitandum in huius artis
operatione. Et sunt tres species, per quas hc
ars potest haberi.

The first species is Oration, and reason of a Godly Prima species est Oration. & est pi
mind, not by attempting a voyce of deprecation, but mentis ratio, in vocem deprecationis non
by reading and repeating the same in the inward parts. tentando, sed legendo in sua interiora
The second species is fasting and praying, for the prorumpens. Secunda species est ieiunium,
praying man God heareth. The third species is & orantem exaudi DEVS hominem. Tertia
chastity; he that would operate in this Art, let him be species est castitas, qui vult hanc artem
clean and chast by [113] the space of nine dayes at operari, videat qud sit ad minus mundus ad
least; and before you begin, it is necessary that you operis implementum per nouem dies. Ante
know the time of the . for in the prime of the . it artis inceptionem, cm in primis operari vis,
is proper to operate in this Art: and when you begin so necesse est vt possis cognoscere Lunam
sacred an Art, have a care to abstain from all mortal primam, quando videlicet Luna est in tactu
sins, at least while you are proceeding in this work primo, tunc in ista arte est. Vide ergo quando
until it be finished and compleated: and when you incipis operari duos ante mansionem, & ad
begin to operate, say this verse kneeling: suscipiendum tam saetatissimum opus, &
confitearis quamt melius poteris creatori, &
Lift up the light of thy Countenance upon vlterius debes cauere peccatis mortalibus:
me, Oh Lord my God, and forsake not me & ad minus dum procedis in isto opere,
thy servant N. that trusts in thee: donec opus compleatur, & dum inceperis
operari, dic flexis genibus hunc versum:

Illumina Domine vultum tuum

super me Domine deus meus, &
non derelinquas me N. sperantem
in te.

Then say three times Pater Noster, &c. And assert Et dic tribus vicibus Pater noster. Et tunc

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that thou wilt never commit wilfull perjury, but pine qud periurium voluntatum nunquam
alwayes persevere in faith and hope. This being done, velis perpetrare, sed semper in fide, spe velis
with bended knees in the place wherein thou wilt perseuerare. Hoc facto, flexis genibus dic in
operate, say, illo loco, in quo velis operari:

Our help is in the Name of the Lord, who Adiutorium nostrum in nomine
hath made Heaven and earth: And I will Domini, qui fecit clum &
enter into the Invocation of the most high, terram: & introibo ad
unto him who enlightneth and purifieth my inuocationem Altissimi, ad eum
Soul and Conscience, which dwelleth qui illustret, purificet animam &
under the help of the most high, and conscientiam meam. Qui habitat
continueth under the protection of the God in adiutorio Altissimi, in
of Heaven: O Lord open and unfold the protectione Dei cli
doubts of my Heart, and [114] change me commorabitur. Aperi Domine
into a new man by thy love: be thou Oh quso dubia cordis mei, &
Lord unto me true faith, the hope of my mutabis me in nouum hominem
life, and perfect charity, to declare thy dilectionis tu, est (?) mihi
wonders. Let us pray: Domine fides recta: spes vit,
charitas perfecta, ad enarrandum
Then say the Oration following: mirabilia tua. Oremus.

Dic orationem sequentem.

Oh God my God, who from the Deus qui es Deus meus,

beginning hast Created all things principio omnia creasti ex nihilo,
qui Spiritu tuo omnia reformasti,
out of nothing, and reformest all restaura conscientiam meam, &
things by thy Spirit; restore my sana intellectum meum, vt
Conscience, and heal my glorificem te per omnia opera
understanding, that I may glorify mea cogitationum & verborum:
conscientiam emenda per eum qui
thee in all my thoughts, words and tecum viuit in ternum.
deeds; through him who liveth and
reigneth with thee forever, Amen.

Now in the Name of Christ, on the first day of the Nunc in CHRISTI nomine prima die
Month, in which thou wouldst acquire Memory, mentis, in quo vis acquirere memoriam,
Eloquence and Understanding, and stability thereof, facundiam, & intelligentiam, & illarum
with a perfect, good and contrite heart, and sorrow for stabilitatem cum corde perfecto, corde
thy sins committed; thou maist begin to pronounce contrito, cum dolore de peccatis perpetratis,
these Orations following, which appertain to the corde bono, & [628] optimo: incipias proferre
obtaining of Memory and all Sciences, and which istas orationes qu sequuntur, qu pertinent
were composed and delivered by the Angel to ad memoriam in omnem scientiam
Solomon, from the hand of God. habendam, & qu composit sunt & delat
Salomoni per Angelum manu Dei.

The first and last Oration of this art, is Alpha and Prima oratio & vltima huius artis. Alpha Cf. LIH
Omega: Oh God omnipotent, &c. [115] & w: Deus omnipotens, &c. XVI.

This following is an Oration of four Languages, Hanc sequi debet oratio quatuor
which is this: linguarum, qu est hc:

Hely, Schemat, Azatan, honiel Hely, Schemat, Azatan, honiel

sichut tam, imel, Iatatandema,
sichut, tam, imel, Iatatandema,
Ietromiam, theos, Deus pie &
Jetromiam, Theos: Oh Holy and fortis, Hamacha, mal,
strong God, Hamacha, mal, Gottneman, Alazaman,
Gottneman, Alazaman, Actuaar, Actuaar, Secheahal, Salmazan,
Secheahal, Salmazan, zay, zay, zoieracim, Lam hay,
Masaraman, grensi zamach,
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zojeracim, Lam hay, Masaraman, heliamat, seman, selmar,

yetrosaman muchaer, vesar,
grensi zamach, heliamat, seman, hasarian Azaniz, Azamet
selmar, yetrosaman muchaer, vesar, Amathemach, hersomini, & tu
hasarian Azaniz, Azamet, sacrosancte pie Deus, &
Amathemach, hersomini. And thou incomprehensibilis in omnibus
most Holy and just God, operibus qu sunt sancta, iusta &
bona, magol, Achelmetor,
incomprehensible in all thy works, samalsace, yana, Eman, &
which are Holy just and good; cogige, maimegas, zemmail,
Magol, Achelmetor, samalsace, Azanietan, illebatha sacraman,
yana, Eman, and cogige, maimegas, reonas, grome, zebaman,
zeyhoman, zeonoma, melas,
zemmail, Azanietan, illebatha heman, hathoterma, yatarmam,
sacraman, reonas, grome, zebaman, semen, semetary, Amen.
zeyhoman, zeonoma, melas, heman,
hathoterma, yatarmam, semen,
semetary, Amen.

This Oration ought to follow the first of the ten Hanc sequi debet oratio prima de decem,
above written. quam superius inuenies.

To perform any work. Ad omne opus agendum.

This is to follow the third Oration above: Hc scribi debuit superius post tertiam
I confesse, O Theos
Confiteor. O Theos hazamagiel
hazamagielgezuzan, sazaman, gezuzan, sazaman, Sathaman,
Sathaman, getormantas, salathiel, getormantas, salathiel, nesomel,
nesomel, megal vuieghama, megal vuieghama, yazamir,
yazamir, zeyhaman, hamamal amna, zeyhaman, hamamal amna,
nisza, deleth, hazamaloth, moy
nisza, [116] deleth, hazamaloth, moy
pamazathoran hanasuelnea,
pamazathoran hanasuelnea, sacromomem, gegonoman,
sacromomem, gegonoman, zaramacham Cades bachet
zaramacham Cades bachet girtassoman gyseton palaphatos
girtassoman, gyseton palaphatos halathel Osachynan machay,
halathel Osachynan machay, Amen.

This is a true and approved experiment, to EXPERIMENTVM verum & probatum

understand all Arts and secrets of the World, to find ad intelligendum omnes artes & secreta
out and dig up minerals and treasure; this was totius mundi, & onem thesaurum &
revealed by the Heavenly Angel in this Notory Art. mineralia effodi possunt: hoc de angelo
For this Art doth also declare things to come, and clesti reuelaqtur in hac arte notoria. Narrat
rendereth the sense capable of all arts in a short time, etiam hc ars de contingentibus futurisque:
by the Divine use thereof. sensusque reddit habiles ad omnes artes,
breui sub compendio, breuique temporis vsu
We are to speak also of the time and place. First diuino ministerio. Item dicendum est de
therefore, all these precepts are to be observed and tempore & loco. Prim autem omnia
kept; and the Operator ought to be clean, chaste, to prcepta conseruanda erunt, debetque
repent of his sins, and earnestly desire to cease from operans esse purus, & sancta confessione
sinning as much as may be; and so let him proceed, prima pnituisse, & amplius peccatis
and every work shall be investigated into him, by the cessare cupiens, vel etiam si laicus tractatus
divine ministery. qualescunque voluerit inuestigare, tali
conditione vt est, procedat, & plenari
inuestigabit quodlibet opus diuino

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When thou wilt operate in the new Moon, kneeling Cm igitur operari volueris in Nouilunio,
say this verse: Lift up the light of thy Countenance cm primo eam inspicis, dic flexis genibus
upon us, Oh God, and forsake us not, Oh Lord our hunc versum: Illumina Domine vultum tuum
1. See p. 113.
God.1 Then say three times the [117] Pater Noster: super nos, & ne derelinquas nos Domine
And afterwards let him vow unto God, that he will [629] Deus noster, & dic tribus vicibus Pater 2. Note Turner's
never commit wilfull perjury, but alwayes persist in noster. Et post hoc vouet Deo, qud omission of the
[the Catholic]2 faith. This being done, at night say nunquam voluntarium periurium volet reference to the
perpetreare, & qud semper in fide Catholica Catholic faith.
with bended knees before thy bed, Our help is in the
velit perseuerare. Hoc facto de nocte genibus
Name of the Lord, &c.3 and this Psalm; Whoso flexis dic ante lectum tuum: Adiutorium 3. See pp. 113-4.
dwelleth under the shadow of the wings of the most nostrum in nomine Domini, &c. Et
4. Ps. 91 (90 in
high,4 to the end; and the Lords Prayer, and the Prayer Psalmum, Qui habitat in adiutorio altissimi, the Vulgate).
following. vsque ad finem, & orationem Dominicam, &
orationem sequentem.

Theos Pater vehemens; God of Theos patir vehemens, Cf. LIH

angelorum Deus, rogo & inuoco XXIV-XXV.
Angels, I Pray and invocate thee by The missing
te per sanctissimos Angelos tuos
thy most Holy Angels Eliphamasay, Eliphamasay gelomicros
Gelomiros, Gedo bonay, Saranana, gedobonai Saromana elomnia: with the
Elomnia, and by all thy Holy et per angelos tuos, quorum adeo following in
Names, by us not to be pronounced, consecrata sunt nomina, vt LIH: "Deihel.
nobis proferri non debent, qu Dehel.
which are these: de. el. x p n k h t li sunt h: de: el: x p n k h t li g y Depymo. Dein.
g y y. not to be spoken, or y de humanis sensibus fari non Hel. Exluso.
comprehended by humane sense; I possunt, nec comprehendi, Depymon.
beseech thee cleanse my Exmogon.
Conscience with the Splendor of thy Te queso munda conscientiam Parineos.
meam splendore nominis tui, Exmegan.
Name; illustrate and confirm my illustra & confirma intellectum Pheleneos.
understanding with the sweet meum per Spiritum sanctum in Nauagen.
savour of thy Holy Spirit: O Lord odore suauitatis: adorna Domine Hosyel.
animam meam, vt audita Dragon.
Adorne my Soul, that I may Garbona.
intelligam, & intellecta memoriter
understand and perfectly remember teneam: Reforma Domine cor
what I hear; reform my Heart, and meum, restaura Domine Deus
restore my Heart, and restore my sensum meum, placa piissime
sense Oh Lord God, and heal my Deus viscera mea, aperi mitissime
bowels: open my mouth most os meum, tempera piissime
linguam meam ad laudem &
merciful God, and frame and gloriam nominis tui, per
temper my Tongue to [118] the praise gloriosum & inffabile nomen
and glory of thy Name, by thy tuum Domine, qui es fons
glorious and unspeakeable Name. O bonitatis, & totius pietatis origo,
habe patientiam in me, & da mihi
Lord, who art the Fountain of all verum intellectum, scilicet non
goodness, and original of all piety, plus sapere qu oportet, & istud
have patience with me, and give memoriter retinere, tu qui
unto me a true understanding, to peccantem non statim iudicas, sed
know whatsoever is fitting for me, pnitentiam misertus expectas, te
quso indignus, vt facinorum &
and retain the same in Memory: scelerum meorum squalores
thou who dost not presently Judge a abstergas, & me petitione tanta
sinner, but mercifully expectest per angelorum tuorum virtutes, de
repentance; I beseech thee, though quibus prfatus sum, efficacem
facias, ad laudem & gloriam tui
unworthy, to wash away the filth of nominis, qui in Trinitate perfecta
my sins and wickedness, and grant viuis ac regnas Deus, per omnia
me my petitions, to the praise and secula seculorum, Amen.
glory of thy Holy Name; who livest
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Trinity, World without end, Amen.

Some other precepts to be observed in this work. Sequuntur alia prcepta in hoc opere
Fast the day following with bread and water, and
give Almes; if it be the Lord's day, then give double Sequenti die ieiuna in pane & dando
Almes; be clean in body and mind; both thy self, and eleemosynam, & si fuerit dies Dominicus,
put on clean Cloaths. [119] tunc duplica eleemosynam, & expiabit
ieiunium, sis mundus in corpore & anima, &
The processe follows. si fuerit ferialis dies, balneare, & mundis
vestibus induaris.
When thou wilt operate concerning any difficult
Probleme or Question, with bended knees, before thy Sequitur processus.
bed, make Confession unto God the Father; and
having made thy Confession, say this Oration. Cm ergo operare volueris de aliqup
difficili problemate, seu qustione, flexis
genibus ante lectum tuum pur confitere Deo
Patri, factaque confessione dic hanc

Send Oh Lord thy wisdome to assist Mitte Domine sedium tuarum

me, that it may be with me, and assistricem Sapientiam, [630] vt
mecum sit & mecum laboret, &
labour with me, and that I may sciam quid acceptum sit coram te
alwayes know what is acceptable omni tempore, & mihi N.
before thee; and that unto me N. manifestetur veritas huius
may be manifested the truth of this qustionis vel artis.
question or Art.

This being done, Thrice in the day following, when Hoc dicto, ter in die sequenti cm
thou risest, give thanks to God Almighty, saying, surrexeris regratiare te oportet DEO
Glory and honour, and benediction be unto him that omnipotenti dicendo. Gloria, & honor, &
sitteth on the Trone, and that liveth for ever and ever, benedictio sit sedenti super thronum, viuenti
Amen. with bended knees and stretched out hands. in secula seculorum, AMEN. Flexis genibus,
& manibus expansis.

But if thou desirest to understand any book, ask of Si autem volueris habere notitiam alicuius
some that hath knowledge therein, what that book libri, qure ab aliquo sciente, vnde tractat
treateth of: This being done, open the book, and read liber: hoc facto aperi librum in ipso legendo,
in it; and operate as at first three times, and alwayes post operare vt prius dictum est, tribus
when thou goest to sleep, write [, and afterwards,] vicibus, & semper cm is dormitum, scribe
Alpha and Omega, [120] and afterwards sleep on thy & postea ver Alpha & Omega, & in dextro
right side, putting the palme of thy hand under thy latere obdormias locando palmam subtus
Ear, and thou shalt see in a dream all things thou aurem: & videbis somniari omnia qu
desirest; and thou shalt hear the voyce of one optabis. Et audies vocem person te
informing and instructing thee in that book, or in any informantibus in illo libro, vel in alia
other faculty wherein thou wilt operate: And in the facultate quacunque, de qua operaris. Facto
morning, open the book, and read therein; and thou autem man aperi librum in ipso legendo, &
shalt presently understand the same, as if thou hadst statim habebis eius intellectum, ac si longo
studyed in it a long time: And alwayes remember to temporis vsu in ipso studuisses, & semper
give thanks to God, as aforesaid. regraciare Deo sicut dictum est.

Afterwards on the first day say this Oration: Poste prima die dic hanc orationem.

Oh Father, Maker of all Creatures; O pater creaturarum omnium

opifex, per tuam ineffabilem
by thy unspeakeable power potentiam, qua omnia condidisti,
wherewith thou hast made all excita potentiam tuam & veni ad

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things, stir up the same power, and me saluandum, protegendo me ab

omni aduersitate corporis &
come and save me, and protect me anim. Amen. De Filio ver.
from all adversity of Soul and Body, CHRISTI Fili Dei viui, qui es
Amen. Of the Son say, O Christ, splendor & figura luminis, apud
Son of the living God, who art the quem non est transmutatio, nec
splendor and figure of light, with vicissitudinis obumbratio, tu
verbum Dei altissimi, tu sapientia
whom there is no alteration nor Patris, aperi mihi indigno famulo
shaddow of change; Thou Word of tuo N. venas Spiritus salutaris, vt
God most high, thou wisdome of sapienter intelligam, & intellecta
the Father; open unto me, thy memoriter teneam, vt enarrem
vniuersa mirabilia tua. O sapientia
unworthy servant N. the veins of thy qui ex ore Altissimi prodiisti,
saving Spirit, that I may wisely attingens fine vsque ad finem
understand, retain in Memory, and fortiter, suauiter disponensque
declare [121] all thy wonders: Oh omnis, veni ad docendum me
wisdome, who proceedest out of the viam prudenti. Deus qui
discipulis tuis sanctum dedisti
mouth of the most high, powerfully Spiritum, & eorum corda
reaching from end to end, sweetly illustrare & docere dignatus es,
disposing of all things in the World, tribue mihi indigno famulo tuo N.
come and teach me the way of in eodem Spiritu rect sapere, &
in eius consolatione semper
prudence and wisdome. Oh Lord gaudere.
which didst give thy Holy Spirit to
thy Disciples, to teach and
illuminate their Hearts, grant unto
me thy unworthy servant N. the
same Spirit, and that I may alwayes
rejoyce in his consolation.

Other precepts. Alia prcepta.

Having finished these Orations, and given Almes, Finitis istis orationibus, & datis
when thou entrest into thy Chamber, devoutly kneel eleeosynis, deuot cm intraueris cubiculum
down before thy bed, saying this Psalm: Have mercy tuum, prosternas te ante lectum tuum,
upon me, O God, according to the multitude of thy dicendo Psalmum: Miserere mei Deus
great mercies, &c.1 and, In thee Oh Lord have I secundm magnam misericordiam tuam. Et:
In te Domine speraui, sicut solet legi in
trusted, &c.2 [as is customarily read during the
completorio: & his dictus erige te, & vade
evening prayer service.] Then rise up, and go to the
[631] ad parietem, & expande manus tuas in
wall, and stretch forth thy hands, having two nayles
fixed, upon which thou maist stay up thy hands, and modum crucis faciendo vel habendo duas
clauos fixos, quibus manus sustentas dicendo
say this Prayer following with great devotion: 1. Ps. 51 (KJV);
hanc orationem qu sequitur tota mentem Vulgate Ps. 50.
O God, who for us miserable sinners didst deuotione.
undergo the painful death upon [122] the 2. Ps. 31 (KJV);
Deus qui pro nobis miseris Vulgate Ps. 30.
Crosse; to whom also Abraham offer'd up
peccatoribus crucis patibulum &
his son Isaac; I thy unworthy servant, a
mortis supplicium subire voluisti,
sinner perplexed with many evils, do this
day offer up and Sacrifice unto thee my cui etiam Abraham filium suum
immolauit Isaac, Tibi ego hodie
Soul and Body, that thou maist infuse into
indignus famulus tuus, peccator &
me thy Divine wisdome, and inspire me
multis malis perplexus immolo &
with the Spirit of Prophesy , wherewith
thou didst inspire the Holy Prophets. sacrifico animam meam & corpus
meum, vt mihi sapientiam
salutarem influas & inspires qui
prophetis spiritum propheticum

Afterwards say this Psalm; Oh Lord incline thine Post hoc dic psalmum: Verba mea auribus 1. Ps. 5.
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ears unto my words, &c.1 percipe Domine &c. Et subiunge:

2. Ps. 23
and add,
Dominus regit me, et nihil mihi (Vulgate 22).

The Lord is my shepherd,2 and nothing deerit in loco pascu ibi me

shall I want: he shall set me down in green collocauit indignum famulum
pastures, his servant N. he shall lead me suum N. super aquas [*aquam]
upon the waters of refreshment, he refectionis educa[ui]t me,
converteth my Soul, and leadeth me N. animam meam conuertit, et
upon the paths of his righteousness for his educat me N. super semitas
Holy Name: Let my evening Prayer ascend iustiti propter nomen suum
upunto thee Oh Lord, and let thy mercy sanctum. Vespertina oratio
descend upon me thy unworthy servant N. descenda ad te Domine, &
protect, save, blesse, and sanctify me, that I descendat super me indignum
may have a shield against all the wicked famulum tuum N. Misericordia
darts of my enemies: defend me Oh Lord tua, protege, salua, benedic,
by the price of the blood of the just One, sanctifica me per signaculum
wherewith thou hast redeemed me; who sanct crucis, vt sit mihi
livest and reignest God, whose wisdom obstaculum contra sua iacula
hath laid the foundation [123] of the omnium inimicorum meorum:
Heaven, and formed the Earth, and placed defende me Domine per lignum
the Sea in her bounds: and by the going sanctum & per precium iusti
forth of thy Word hast made all Creatures, sanguinis tui cum quo me
and hath formed man out of the dust of the redemisti, qui viuis & regnas
Earth, according to his own image and Deus: cuius sapientia clum
likeness; who gave to Solomon the son of stabiliuit, terram formauit et mare
King David inestimable wisdome: hath in termino suo collocauit, et
given to his Prophets the Spirit of omnes creaturas per simplicem
Prophesy, and infused into Philosophers emanationem condidit: et
wonderfull Philosophical knowledge, hominem de limo terr ad
confirmed the Apostles with fortitude, imaginem et similitudinem suam
comforted and strengthened the Martyrs, plasmauit: qui Salomoni filio
who exalteth his elect from eternity, and regis Dauid sapientiam
provideth for them; Multiply Oh Lord God, instimabilem donauit, Prophetis
thy mercy upon me thy unworthy servant propheticam scientiam tribuit,
N. by giving me a teachable wit, and an Philosophis philosophicam
understanding adorned with virture and scientiam mirific inflauit,
knowledge, a firm and sound Memory, that Apostolis fortitudinem elargitus
I may accomplish and retain whatsoever I est, Martyres confortauit,
endeavour, through the greatness of thy confessores sanctimonijs
wonderful Name; lift up, Oh Lord my God, confirmauit, Virgines virginitatis
the light of thy countenance upon me, that flore conseruauit: qui ab terno
hope in thee: Come and teach me, Oh Lord electos suos exaltat et prouid
God of virtues, and shew me thy face, and I preleget, multiplica super me
shall be safe. indignum famulum tuum N.
Domine Deus misericordiam
tuam dando mihi ingenium docile
et intellectum virtutibus et
scientijs decoratum, memoriam
firmam, vt mirabiliter retineam
assequens adipiscar, et celsitudine
tui nominis ineffabiliter
subseruiens valeam complacere:
et illumina Domine vultum tuum
super me Deus meus sperantem in
te. Veni ad docendum me Domine
Deus virtutum, et ostende mihi
faciem tuam, et saluus ero.

Then add this Psalm: Et subiunge Psal. Ad te Domine leuaui Ps. 25 (Vulgate
animam meam, Deus meus in te confido; 24.), except
"Unto thee Oh Lord do I lift up my Soul: Oh my excepto illo versu, Confundantur. [632] verse 3 (Vulgate
God [124] in thee do I trust;"1 excepting that verse,
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Confundantur, &c.
Having fulfilled these things upon the wall, His completis in pariete descende ante
descend unto thy Bed, writing in thy right hand Alpha lectum tuum, scribens in dextra palma
and Omega: then go to bed, and sleep on thy right Alpha & : & tunc ponas te dormitum &
side, holding thy hand under thy right Ear, and thou dormias tenendo in dextro latere palmam sub
shalt see the greatness of God as thou hast desired. dextra aure, & videbus magnificentiam Dei
And in the morning, on thy knees, before thy bed, quam optasti. Mane autem flexis genibus
give thanks unto God for those things he hath revealed ante lectum tuum regratiare Deo pro his qu
to thee: tibi reuelauit.

I give thanks unto thee, Oh great Gratias tibi ago Deus magne &
mirabilis, qui dedisti salutem &
and wonderful God, who hast given perspicacitatem scientiarum mihi
Salvation and knowledge of Arts indigno famulo tuo N. &
unto me thy unworthy servant N. confirma hanc Deus quam
and confirm this Oh God, which operatus es in me salubriter
conseruando, gratias ago tibi
thou hast wrought in me, in
Domine Deus immense, qui me
preserving me. I give thanks unto miserum peccatorem cum non
thee, O powerful Lord God, who essem creasti, & cum perditus
createdst me miserable sinner out of essem pretioso sanguine filij tui
nothing, when I was not, and when I Domini nostri Iesu Christi me
redemisti, & cum ignorarem
was utterly lost; not redeemed, but doctrina ac scientia salutari,
by the precious blood of thy Son concede quso mihi indigno
our Lord Jesus Christ; and when I famulo tuo N. Domine Iesu
was ignorant thou hast given unto Christe vt per hanc scientiam in
tuo sancto seruitio semper stabilis
me learning and knowledge: grant
merear inueniri. Amen.
unto me thy servant N. O Lord
Jesus Christ, that through this
knowledge, I may be alwayes
constant in thy Holy service, Amen.

These operations being devoutly compleated, give Completa totali operatione & deuot
thanks daily with these last Orations. But when thou peracta, omni die deinceps regratiare de his
wouldst read, study, or dispute, say, vltimo dictis orationibus. Cum autem legere
vel studere volueris, vel disputare dic.
Remember thy word unto thy
Memor esto verbi tui seruo tuo
Servant, O Lord, in which thou hast Domine, in quo mihi spem
given me hope; this is my comforter dedisti, hic me consolatus est in
in humility. Then add these humilitate mea, & subiunges
Orations: Remember me O Lord of orationes has: Recordare mei
Lords, put good words and speech Domine omni potentatui
dominans, da sermonem rectum
into my mouth, that I may be heard & ben sonantem in os meum, vt
efficaciously and and powerfully, to alios in formem & audiar
the praise, glory, and honour of thy efficaciter ad laudem & ad
glorious Name, which is Alpha and gloriam & honorem nominis tui
gloriosi qui est & benedictus
Omega, blessed for ever, World in secula seculorum.
without end, Amen.

Then silently say these Orations. Tunc sub silentio dic has orationes: LIH XVI?

O Domine Deus innoua signa &

O Lord God, that daily workest new
immuta mirabilia Spiritu
signs and unchangeable wonders, sapienti & intellectus &
fill me with the spirit of wisedome, facundi me replendo: & pone os
meum vt gladium acutum, &
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understanding and Eloquence; make linguam meam vt sagittam

electam, & verba oris mei
my mouth as a sharp Sword, and confirma ad omnem sapientiam,
my Tongue as an arrow elected, & corda quoque audientium liquefac
confirm the words of my mouth to desiderent suscipere Elysenac
all wisdome: mollify the Hearts of tzacham, &c.
the hearers to understand what they
desire, Elysenach, Tzacham, &c.

The manner of Consecrating the Figure of Memory. De modo consecrandi figuram memori.

It ought to be consecrated with great faith, hope Debet consecrari summa fide, spe &
and charity; and being consecrated, to be kept and charitate, & cum iam fuerit consecrata, serua
used in operation as followeth. & ea sic vtaris in operatione.
On the first day of the new Moon, having beheld Prim die nouilunij inspecta noua luna, 1. Ps. 91
the new Moon, put the Figure under your right Ear, pone eam sub dextra aure, & consequenter in (Vulgate 90).
and so consequently every other night, and seven alijs noctibus, & cum de die eam inspicias 2. This could
perhaps refer to
times a day; the first hour of the morning saying this septem vicibus. Primo in hora matutinali
oration 2 on p.
Psalm, Qui habitat, &c.1 throughout; and the Lords dicendo Psalmum. Qui habitat, per totum & 21, or the oration
orationem dominicam semel, & orationem
Prayer once, and this Oration Theos Patyr2 once in the "for the
first hour of the day: then say this Psalm, Confitebor Theos patyr semel in hora prima diei. Et dic memory" on p.
deinde Psalmum Confitebor tibi Domine in 107, or the
tibi Domine, &c.3 and the Lords Prayer twice, and the toto corde meo quoniam audiuisti omnia oration on p. 117
Oration Theos Patyr twice. verba oris mei & orationem dominicam bis, that starts with
& orationem Theos patyr bis. In hora tertia "Theos Patir
In the third hour of the day the Psalm Benedicat vehemens."
diei Psalmum Benedicat anima mea
anima mea Dominum, &c.4 the Lords Prayer thrice, Dominum & omnia [633] qu intra me sunt,
3. Ps. 138
(Vulgate 137).
and the Oration Theos Patyr. & orationem dominicam ter, & orationem 4. Ps. 103 and
Theos patyr. 104 (Vulgate
102 and 103)
both start with
"Benedic anima
mea Domino."
In the sixth hour say this Psalm: Appropinquet In hora sexta dic psalmum, Appropinquet
deprecatio mea in conspectu tuo Domine, secundum deprecatio mea in conspectu tuo Domine
eloquium tuum.1 secundum eloquium tuum: da mihi
memoriam, & vocem meam audi secundum
Grant unto me Memory, and hear my voyce magnam misericordiam tuam, & secundum 1. Ps. 119:168
according to thy great mercy, [127] and according unto auditum tuum da mihi facundiam. (Thau) (118:168)
thy word grant Eloquence, and my lips shall shew Eructabunt labia mea imperium cum
forth thy majesty, when thou shalt teach me thy Glory: docueris me glorificationes tuas. Gloria
Gloria patri, &c, say the Lords Prayer nine times, and patri, &c. Orationem dominicam nouies &
Theos Patyr. Theos patyr.
In the nineth hour, say the Psalm Beati immaculati In hora nona dic Psalmum, Beati
in via;1 the Lords Prayer 12 times, and Theos Patyr. immaculati in via & orationem dominicam
12. & orationem Theos patyr. In hora
In the Evening say this Psalm, Deus misereatur vesperorum dic Psalmum: Deus misereatur
nostri:2 the Lords Prayer 15 times, and Theos Patyr as nostri & orationem dominicam 15. & Theos 1. Ps. 119 (V.
often. patyr toties. In hora completorij dic Psalm. 118).
Deus Deus meus respice in me & Deus in 2. Ps. 67 (V. 66).
adiutorium meum intende, & te Deum 3. Ps. 22 (V. 21).
The last hour say this Psalm, Deus Deus meus 4. Ps. 70 (V. 69).
respice in me,3 &c. & Deus in adjutorium meum laudamus, & orationem dominicam semel &
Theos patyr. Et ista oratio qu sequitur bis
intende,4 and te Deum Laudamus; the Lords Prayer dum profertur.
once, and Theos Patyr: then say the Oration following
O God, who hast divided all things Deus qui omnia numero, pondere,
in number, weight, and measure, in mensura horarum dierum &
noctium patens diuisio, qui
hours, nights, and dayes; who semper stellas solus dinumeras,
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countest the number of the Stars, metire me, tribue constantiam

efficacem, vt in huius artis N.
give unto me constancy and virtue, vera cogitatione te diligam &
that in the true knowledge of this munus tu pietatis cognoscam,
Art N. I may love thee, who knows qui viuis & regnas, &c.
the gifts of thy goodness, who livest
and reignest, &c. [128]

Four dayes the Figure of Memory ought to be Per quatuor dies consecratur figura
consecrated with these Orations. memori per orationes:
O pater creaturarum omnium Solis
O Father of all Creatures, of the Sun and Moon. & Lun. * Lectisternium,
a Robe in which
the Priests used
Then on the last day let him bath himself, and put Tunc vltima die debet se balneare &
to sleep in the
on clean garments, and clean * Ornaments, and in a mundis vestibus se induere mundis Temples, to
clean place, suffumigate himself with Frankincense, lectisterniis vti in loco secreto suffumiget receive the
and come in a convenient hour in the night with a thure, & venias in nocte hora debita cum Divine Oracles.
light Kindled, but so that no man may see thee; and incenso lumine, vt nemo te videat, & ante
before the bed upon your knees say this Oration with lectum genibus flexis dic summa cum
great devotion. deuotione hanc orationem.

O most great and most Holy Father, seven or nine Summe pater pijssime, nouies vel septies,
times: then put the Figure with great reverence about postea respicias figuram cum reuerentia
your Head; and sleep in the Bed with clean linnen circa caput, & obdormias in lecto indutis
vestiments, and doubt not but you shall obtain lineis vestibus mundis & non dubites
whatsoever you desire for this hath been proved by quicquid petietis obtinebis: & est per multos
many, to whom such coelestial secrets of the probatum quibus concessa sunt secreta
Heavenly Kingdome are granted, Amen. [129] clestia regni, Amen.

The Oration following ought to be said as you stand Sequitur oratio quam dicere debes vt supr
up. stat.

O great God, Holy Father, most Summe Deus pater pijssime

Holy Sanctifier of all Saints, three sanctorum sanctificator
sanctissime, trinus & vnus,
and one, most high King of Kings, altissime rex regnum, fortissime
most powerful God Almighty, most Deus omnipotens gloriosissime &
glorious and most wise Dispensor, dispensator prudentissime
Moderator, and Governour of all moderator rector omnium
creaturarum visibilium &
Creatures, visible and invisible: O inuisibilium, Deus potentissime,
mighty God, whose terrible and cuius terribibilis & ineffabilis
most mighty Majesty is to be maiestas metuenda, cuius
feared, whose omnipotency the omnipotentia clum & terra

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Heaven, the Earth, the Sea, [130] mare, infernus & omnia qu
continet, quam mundi machina
Hell, and all things that are therein, admirantur & venerantur, tremunt
do admire, reverence, tremble at, & obediunt: Deus Sabaoth
and obey. inuincibilis Deus fortissimus
insuperabilis. Deus magnus &
O most powerful, most mighty, and immensus quem capit nullus
sensus, super omnia amabilis
most invincible Lord God of instructor admirabilis, eruditor
Sabaoth: O God incomprehensible; inuincibilis magistrorum ex tunc
the wonderful Maker of all things, doctor doctorum sapientissime
the Teacher of all learning, Arts and simplicium instructor mitissime
amator humilium benignissime
Sciences; who mercifully Instructest Deus scientiarum & Deus
the humble and meek: O God of all sapientiarum, in quo sunt omnes
wisdome and knowledge, In whom thesauri sapienti & bon
are all Treasures of wisdome, Arts scienti, qui solus absque labore
and Sciences; who art able instantly & sine mora sapientiam &
omnem scientiam quemuis
to infuse Wisdome, Knowledg, and hominem docere scis & potes, si
Learning into any man; whose Eye vis, qui es prsentium,
beholdeth all things past, present, prteritorum, & futurorum
and to come; who art the daily peruigil inspector & omnium
cordium assiduus perscrutator, per
Searcher of all hearts; through quem sumus viuimus &
whom we are, we live and dye; who moriemur: qui sedes super
sittest upon the Cherubins; who cherubin, intueris solus abyssos
alone seest and rulest the disponis, discernis, regis & dirigis
bottomeless pit: whose Word gives vniuersa: confiteor hodie coram
sancta & tremenda nimis
Law throughtout the universal ineffabiliter [635] gloriosa
World: I confesse my self this day maiestate & coram omnium
before thy Holy and glorious clestium virtutum & potestatum
Majesty, and before the company of consortio gloriosam maiestatem
laudans, ac benedicens te Deum
all Heavenly virtues and Potentates, & Dominum meum & invocans
praying thy glorious Majesty, nomen tuum magnum, & mirabile
invocating thy great Name, which is super me, & quod est super omne
a Name wonderful, and above every nomen: deprecor itaque te
Name, blessing thee O Lord my altissime Domine omnipotens,
adorante, colende, tremende Deus
God: I also beseech [131] thee, most magne adonay & omnium
high, most omnipotent Lord, who beatitudinum, dignitatum
alone art to be adored; O thou great latitudinum mirabilis dispensator
and dreadful God Adonay, omnium bonorum optimorum
cuiusque vis, largissimus
wonderful Dispensator of all erogator, vt clementer abundanter
beatitudes, of all Dignities, and of & permanenter digneris super me
all goodness; Giver of all things, to hodie multiplex donum Spiritus
whomsoever thou wilt, mercifully, sancti grati infundere, Et nunc te
aboundantly and permanently: send clementissime Domine, qui Adam
primum hominem ad imaginem &
down upon me this day the gift of similitudinem tuam creare
the grace of thy Holy Spirit. And dignatus es immittere dignare &
now O most merciful God, who hast confortare templum corporis mei
created Adam the first man, & velis in toto corde meo
hospitari descendens
according to thy image and splendidissimo templo clorum
likeness; fortify the Temple of my lucidissimo grati & ineffabili
body, and let thy Holy Spirit maiestatis omnipotemti,
descend and dwell in my Heart, that secundum quod mirabiliter in
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beams of thy Glory: as thou hast sic mitte mihi hodie altissime &
benignissime rex tern glori
been pleased wonderfully to operate Deus admirabilis & sanctissime
in thy faithful Saints; So O God, de sede glorios maiestatis
most wonderful King, and eternal dominationis tu multiplicem
glory, send forth from the seat of benedictus septiformis grati tu
thy glorious Majesty, a seven-fold Spiritum sapientie & intellectus,
Spiritum fortitudinis & consilij,
blessing of thy grace, the Spirit of spiritum scienti & pietatis,
Wisedome and Understanding, the spiritum timoris & amoris tui ad
Spirit of fortitude and Counsel , the cognoscendum tuam
Spirit of knowledge and Godliness, incomprehensibilem voluntatem
& ad proficienda & intelligenda,
the Spirit of fear and love of thee, to miranda vald sancta mysteria tua
understand thy wonderful Holy and & occulta sapienti tu, qu
occult mysteries, which thou art manifestare te decent, & qu
pleased to reveal, and which are latent & expediant tuis scire: Sed
fitting for [132] thine to know, that I vt valeam mihi inuestigare &
comprehendi profundam
may comprehend the depth, benignitatem, ineffabilem
goodness, and inestimable dulcedinem misericordi tu
sweetness of thy most immense immend pietatis & diuiuitatis
Mercy, Piety and Divinity. And now tu Et nunc tu ipse clementissime
Domine, qui olim in faciem primi
O most merciful Lord, who didst hominis inspirasti spiritum vit
breath into the first Man the breath digneris hodie in corde meo
of life, be pleased this day to infuse clemanter & permanenter
into my Heart a true perfect infundere vnum & verum &
perceiving, powerful and right subtilem & perseuerantem,
valentem, rectam & perfectam, in
understanding in all things; a quick, omnibus intellectum, memoriam
lasting, and indeficient Memory, indeficientem viuacem &
and efficacious Eloquence; the tenacem: efficacem facundiam
sweet, quick and piercing Grace of sancti spiritus gratiam mellitam
ignitam & expeditam &
thy Holy Spirit, and of the multitude perfluentem, vt de multiplicatione
of thy blessings, which thou benedictionum tuarum & largiflua
bountifully bestowest: grant that I permanenter dotatus, omnia
may despise all other things, and contemnenda despiciam & te
glorify, praise, adore, bless and solum Deus omnium, qui es
verum summum & salutiferum &
magnify thee the King of Kings, instimabile omne bonum, super
and Lord of Lords; and alwayes set omnia ardenter glorificem,
forth thy praise, mercy, and laudem adorem, benedicam &
omnipotency: that thy praise may exaltem te regem regum &
dominum dominantium in omni
alwayes be in my mouth, and my tempore & semper laus tu
Soul may be inflamed with thy magnificenti, tu misericordi
Glory for ever before thee. O thou & omnipotenti sit in ore meo &
who art God omnipotents, King of anima mea flammescart iugiter &
all things, the greatest peace and in ternum coram te: qui es
omnipotens Deus, omnium rex,
perfectest wisdome, ineffable and pax summa [636] & sapientia vera,
inestimable sweetness and delight, dulcedo insatiabilis, suauitas
the unexpressible [133] joy of all instimabilis, ineffabile gaudium
good, the desire of all the blessed, omnium bonorum, desiderium
beatorum, vita, societas & finis
their life, comfort, and glorious end; gloriosus; qui fuit ab terno & est
who was from eternity, and is and & semper erit virtus inuincibilis,
ever shall be virtue invincible, solus impassibilis, splendor
without parts or passions; Splendor inextinguibilis benedictio &
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benediction, honour, praise, and gloria ante & vltra omnia secula
seculorum tempora, Amen.
venerable glory before all Worlds,
since and everlastingly time without
end, Amen.

The following Oration hath power to expell all lusts. Oratio sequens habet vim repellendi
omnem libidinem voluptatis.
O Lord, Holy Father, omnipotent
eternal God, of inestimable mercy O Domine sancte pater
omnipotens terne Deus
and immense goodness; O most instimabilis misericordi &
merciful Jesus Christ, repairer and pietatis immens. Iesu Christe
restorer of mankind; O Holy Ghost, pijssime conditor, reparator &
comforter and love of the faithful: gubernator generis humani.
Spiritus sancte paracletus
who holdest all the Earth in thy fidelium omnium amator, qui
fingers, and weighest all the tribus digitis apprehendisti molem
Mountains and Hills in the World; terr, & libras in pondere montes
who dost wonders past searching & colles in statera, & qui facis
out, whose power there is nothing inscrutabilia & magna mirabilis
solus: cum nil sit quod possit
can resist, whose wayes are past resistere tu voluntati, cuius vi
finding out: defend my Soul, and inuestigabiles, defende animam
deliver my Heart from the wicked meam & libera cor meum de
cogitations of this World; extinguish prauis huius mundi
cogitationibus: incensus libidines
and repress in me by thy power all & omnes fornicationes in me
the sparks of lust and fornication, potenter extingue & reprime, vt
that I may [134] more intentively love actibus tuis intentis delectetur, &
thy works, and that the virtue of thy augeatur in me virtus Spiritus
Holy Spirit may be increased in me, sancti per salutem &
remuneratione, fidelium in
among the saving gifts of thy salutem anim me & corporis
faithful, to the comfort and mei ac cordis mei. Summe
salvation of my Heart, Soul, and pijssime Deus conditor ac
Body. O most great and most Holy redemptor & reparator generis
humani, ego seruus tuus & filius
God, Maker, Redeemer, and ancill tu opus manuum
Restorer of mankind, I am thy tuarum. Misericordissime Deus &
servant, the Son of thy hand-maid, redemptor ante conspectum tu
and the work of thy hands: O most maiestatis immens gemebundus
merciful God and Redeemer, I cry assisto clamans, deprecans,
postulans instanter toto cordis
and sigh before the sight of thy affectu, vt me miserum
great Majesty, beseeching thee, with peccatorem de tua magna
my whole Heart, to restore me a misericordia confidentem
miserable sinner, and receive me to recipias, me scientijs ac scripturis
eloquentem audiuerint verba mea
thy great mercy; give me in corde suo melliflua sentiant,
Eloquence, Learning, and qui viderint & auduyerint
Knowledge, that those that shall sapientes, mansueti, superbi,
hear my words, they may be humiles, cunctantes & tanta
mellifluous in their Hearts; that humilitate audiant, intelligant, &
mea verba ben sentiant melliflue,
seeing and hearing thy wisdome, deifica, pacifica tuorum
the proud may be made humble, and beneficiorum exhibitorum
hear and understand my words with considerata qui viuis & regnas
great humility, and consider the nunc & in ternum. Amen.
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blessings, who livest and reignest

now and for ever, Amen.

Note, that if you desire to know any thing that you Nota, Si aliquod tibi ignotum scire
are ignorant of, especially of any Science, read this volueris & maxim de scientijs lege istam
Oration: I confess my self to thee this day, O God the orationem: confiteor tibi hodie cli & terr,
Father of Heaven and Earth,1 [135] three times; and in trina vice, & semper in fine debes exprimere
the end express for what you desire to be heard; id pro quo postulas exaudiri. Postea de sero
afterwards, in the Evening when you go to Bed, say quando volueris ire dormitum dicas flexis
the Oration Theos throughout, and the Psalm Qui genibus orationem Theos per totum, deinde
psalmum: Qui habitat cum versiculo: Emitte
Habitat,2 with this versicle, Emitte Spiritum; and go to 1. Cf. p. 97.
Spiritum tuum: Et vade dormitum, & cape
sleep, and take the Figure for this purpose, and put it 2. Ps. 91 (90 in
under the right Ear: and about the second or third hour figuram ad hoc deputatam, & pone sub aure the Vulgate).
of the night, thou shalt see thy desires, and know dextra, & hora secunda noctis vel tertia
without doubt that which thou desirest to find out: and videbis ea qu postulasti, & [637] scias sine
dubio, quia experieris, & scribe ad manum
write in thy right hand Alpha and Omega, with the
dextram Alpha & Omega cum signo crucis,
sign of the Cross, and put that hand under thy right
& pone eandem manum sub aure dextra, &
Ear, and fast the day before; only once eating such
meat as is used on fasting dayes. eadem die ieiunabis in cibis
quadragesimlibus semel comedendo.

[Finis.] FINIS.

British Library Catalog entry:

Shelfmark: 719.a.35.
Author: -
Title: The Notory Art of Solomon.
Place and date of publication: London 1657.

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