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do fuftain, cannot easily be in rest satisfied with the Dispensations Charity to those Persons, tho per- of his Providence, tho' they may haps I noould do them no Injury if scem never lo severe to us. We de lay in my Power. Now, Gentle are absolutely commanded to formen, as it is impossible for me to give all Injuries, yet not to forget forget the wrong, so I think it is them, fince that is sometimes imimposible for me to love the A&- possible ; but our Forgiveness is ors; (but how be ic) I beg your to appear by not remembring them Instructions hold I must behave my with any hatred, or design of ReSolf, and how far I am oblig'd to venge, tho' we may no doubt have refpe&t the Arebors of all my Trou- a diflike to the Action so far as it bles; and bow I may bring back was bad. Thus at least you ought my Mind to that quiet and peace to behave your self towards your able Temper it formerly enjoyed? Enemies : Add to perfect your
A. The greatest Misfortune of own Cure, to the ulc of your Reaall these that have happen'd to you, Ton, you must add your Devotion, is the disorder of your Mind, to and be sure to beg Pardon for necalm and recover which you must glecting your Duty so long, and consider the Cluses of it, that you assistance in the better performance may be able to fortifie your self of it for the future. against them; no doubt the loss of Q. What is your Opinion in Riches is a sensible Affliction, and repeat to the Salvation of a Heathat of Reputation Atill affects us then, who has made a good use of nearer. 'Tis true we may be al. the Light of Reason? low'd to set fome value upon them, A. We are inclined to believe because they are the means of pro- he will not be condemned for not curing us many Temporal Felici- believing the Gospel which he neties; yet as they are uncertain, and ver heard speak of, or adjudged depend upon a thousand Accidents, to future Misery, if he has made a we ought to arm our felves against good use of those Lights God has what may happen, by considering given him. Nor do we think we them as they are in themselves, and shou'd do amiss, to conclude, ci. in following the Dictates of Wir ther that God might make him dom, which teaches us never too partake of the Benefits of the Death deeply to fix our Affections on of Jesus Christ, who by an extraany thing without our selves. Such ordinary Grace might will the SalReflections might be of use to vation of some of those who have most, but are absolutely neceffary not known him, not through their to Persons under your Circumstan- own Fault, but because the Gospel
Althu' as a Chriftian, you was never preached unto them, or have still far better helps to quiet that God might reveal the Gospel your Mind, by remembring that to them by some uncotrimon MeGod Almighty, who gives us all thod, as he did to Cornelius the things, has a Power of disposing of Centurion. 'em as he pleases; and that he af. Q I must beg your Favour in flicts those who serve him but for this Cafe : It has been my Fortune their Correction and Admonition, to feat my Jelf over agasnft a parand therefore we are obliged to ricular yaung Lady” at Church,
bich Lady ogles extremely at me, Now my time being expired, and nd I do not doubt but that she I am in a good way for my felf, I
as a very considerable Fortune bope in a year or two to make Rey ber appearance, tor she has her aliation; but this very thing Black to wait upon her. Gentle kept me from receiving the Holy ien, I being of a Handycraft. Sacrament, and I never could do rade, I dare not prefume witb- it through the Confideration of it. 't your adiftance in this case ; I know what I am indebted, and berefore I beg of you to be an- do design to make Reftitution fo deid as soon as you can, with soon as I am able. I desire your onvenience ; if so be it takes ef. Opinion, whether I may not ree&t, I will not be in the least un- ceive the Sacrament without askerateful.
ing, Forgivenes, and before I - A Take Courage, Man, the make Retaliation, being at preWork’s near done, the's half yours Seni mücb disatisfied about it?
Iready; but before we are too I pray your Answer as soon as your onfident, we must ask one civil Conveniency will permit. Question, whether you are not A. You did very wickedly in jurblind, and so might attribute thus converting the Goods of your hose Looks to your self which Mafter to your own use, altho' at were only directed to the Minister the same time you intended a no for a great deal depends upon these real Robbery, but to reftore bim kind Glances. But if you are not the full value as soon as you Mould deceived, the Daughter being thus be in a Capacity to do it
, fince you gain'd, you must act honourably were not assured you shou'd either o credit her Choice; visit the Fa- be able, or live to repay him; bether, and tell him how much the lides the other Inconveniencies
you loves you, and that you are very might both have run your self, or willing to accept of her, to keep Matter, into by it: This you ought her from Bedlam, which is a com- to be sensible of, and sorry for. mon Piece of Generosity; that But since the acquainting your you can like her Money as well as Master will not be any satisfaction she can your Person; and that if to him, and you are now under a he'll commit her to your Care, probability of being able to restore you'll make a very civil sort of a what you bave defrauded him of, Husband: If all this won't do, he and resolving so to do as soon as must sure be a ver” untreatable possible, we think you need not Man; and if he won't make his keep from the Sacrament upon Daughter happy, who can forcebim? that account. Yet you must re
Q. I being an Apprentice, and member not only to repay what iny Friends" baving not where you have taken from him, but urithal to maintain me rritbl likewise satisfic for any Damages Cloaths, and other Necessaries, what he received by it; and till in the time of my Service, I made this is done, you ought to forbear bold with some of my Master's all unnecetiały Expences, Goods to buy Nécelaries, and Q. You have given us some I always kept a just Account Account of Silver, of its Nature of what I had, and it amounted J and Place of Growth; but I don's to more than I can presently pay. remember ibe having read any
thing in your Oracles concern- Mercurial and Arsenick Steams in ing these other Metals; therefore a wonderful manner; for if Gold Fdesire you'd give a foort Rela' be held in the Month, and Mercution of the Names, Nature, and ry toucht but with the Foot or Places from whence Gold, Tin, Toe, the Gold will soon turn and Lead are taken?
white. But 'tis not good to be A. The Chymifts tell us all too bold with such Experiments, Metals are superficially the fame, for fear of the Palfie. Some who only their two great Principles of have taken many Mercurial MediConstitution, Sulphur, which has cines, have, to extract what they more of the Earth and Quick-cou'd of them, to prevent their filver, which is more congeneal to mischievous Consequences, every Water; according to the several day taken gold Pills, which have Combinations of these in quantity been changed white, tho taken and quality, and their different many. Years after the Mercury. purity, give the various differen. And 'tis laid of Dr. Butler, that ces which we call the kinds of he convinced Dr. Mayern that Metals. Gold, whose Chymical Prince Henry had been poison'd, Name is Sol, is said to be of the by puiting a piece of Gold into most pure and best prepared Mate the mouth of the Corps, which he rials, wherefore it has many Attri let remain but a little time; and butes exceeding other Metals; as when he took it out, it was chan. in its Value, which if pure in the ged white. It is also Medicinal Refiner's Fire, loseth none of its and Cordial; for Pills gilt draw Weight; and if allayed with bafer venemous Steams from the princiMetal, such as Silver or Copper, pal Parts to the Bowels, where it loses, but equal to the quantity mixing with the Medicine, they of this Allay, and in its Weight, are carried off with it. It helps in which is the greatest for its bulk of the King's Evil, by repelling and any Metal, as also its duration, diffipating the Humours, and hinwhich is supposed perpetual, and dring them from flowing faster in Scripture is called corruptible, than Nature can subduc them. It not in respect to its Nature but is found in Barbary in the Sand, Pofle: Tion. It never rusts, nor washed from the Mountains into consumes with often melting : the Rivers; and in the South-West 'Tis true 'tis diffolvable by Aqua of America, it is dug out of Mines Regis; but then 'tis only broken by the Spaniards Slaves. Thc in Inall Pieces, and the Dult of it Alchymist tells us 'tis the Soul of all precipitated and collected, may be Metals
, and extractable in a small melted, and again cast into a Mass quantity from each ; and when feof the same weight and value as parated from them, they remain before: Quick-Glver will change bri:tle, drofly, and good for noit's Colour, and make it brittle, thing. Agreeable to this, there is hut that's soon recover'd by the a Story of a Dutch Man, who Fire. It may likewise be exten- coming into the Tin House of an ded beyond all other Metals, and English Gentleman, and feeing a beaten to thin as one Grain of it to good quantity melted in the cover a Foot-square. It attracts Trough, merrily asked the Work
men, what he shou'd give them
or factitious of silver, is uncerfør as much Tin, as he cou'd take tain. out with a little Wand he had in his The Chymical Name of Lead is hand? Who answer'd him, what Saturn; this Metal is common in he pleasd. He then dipped his many parts of the World: In Wand in several times, and took England, 'tis particularly found off the Scales, and put them in his in Darbyshire and Sommersetshire; Pocket. Five Years after, this 'tis bcavier than any other Metal or Dutch Man coming into England, Mineral, except Gold or Quickpresented the Gentleman with a filver, and therefore used in BulGold Ring, and told him, 'twas lets ; 'tis also more tough and flexthe fame Metal he had taken up ible, yet not extendible to Wire, with his Wand: Ilpon which he as Silver, Steel, or Brass ; like cati'd to Mind, that the whole Gold 'tis medicinally used to repel Block of Tin was spoil'd, and broke Humours, being beaten into thin all to pieces when it came to be Plates; and because of this agreeworkt, and that the Work-men ment with Gold in Weight and said the Dutch Man had conjured medical use, some have supposed it.
it the fittest Metal for Transiruta.
give me any light into and in the Hebrew Language, the the Cause of this, or lay me down Name they call'd us by fisnified a Some Rule of Life whereby I might Land of Tin. There is a kind of avoid it, you would do me the Tin in the East Indies, callod Tu. greatest Charity in the World: tenagd; but whether it be natural
À. If J. B.
A. If you are really that happy upon the matter, in your next Man you tell us you are, your Oracle, to your bumble Servant, Mind can have none, or but a little Share in the Cause of this Di- The Relation more at large stemper, but it must depend you'll find in Elias Athmole, bis chiefly upon your Body, there. Theatrum Chymicuin Brittan. fore 'e will be very proper to con- Lond. 1652. p. 481. fult a Phyfician; next to which we A. We confess we know not know of nothing better than get well what to say to many express ing into Company at such times, Histories of Matter of fact, of uling all those Diversions which the same nature. We know not are agreeable to you, and you how to believe 'em, and yet it muft ftrive, as much as poflible, seems hardly modeft in all cases to against it; for since it is habitual
, disbelieve 'em : All we say, to preyou'll find the greater difficulty vent Persons being impos'd upon, to remove it.
is, that some who pretend to unQ. Lately reading the History derstand these matters very well, of Oxford Writers, in page 244. brave asserted, that if this strange Mentioning the Works of Sir Ed Elixir is to be got at all, it must ward Kelly, in the which he gives be with fmall charges, though account of a Bottle of Elixir, long watching, and exact Obserfound in ebe Ruins of Glastenbu: vation. And for the reft, let every ry-Abby, with the which at Tre. Man believe as much, or little on't bona in Bohemia, Kelly made Pro: as he pleases. jedtion the gih of Decemb. 1586. Q. Pray give me leave to prowith one small grain of the Elixir, pose a Cafe to you. (in proportion no bigger than the Some feto Tears ago died a cerleast grain of Sand) upon one tain Gentleman, who left bebind olence and a quarter of common bim three Sons, and an Estate Mercury, and it produced almost of 2001. per Annum. an ounce of pure Gold. At ano- The Estate be gave to his Eldeft ther time he made Projedion upon Son, provided be married a Wife a piece of Metal cut out of a worth 800 l. in a Years time ; if Warming. Pan, and without bis not,'twas to defcend to the second touching, or handling, or melting Son, with the same proviso; If the Metal (only warming it in the both fail'd, then 'twas to come to Fire, the Elixir being put thereon the third Son; if he faild, then it was transmited into pure Sil- 'twas to revert to the Eldest, and ver : The faid Warming-Pan, and all of them to try their Fortunes piece were lent to Queen Elizabeth, over again. The Eldest Son takes oy her Ambailador, then residing no care of marrying, till hos Year at Pragile, that by fitting the was almost expired.then he comes piece with the place where it was to a Composition with his second
cut out, it might exactiy appear Broeber, 10 give him 200 l. for to be a piece of the said Warm-half a year of his time; 'twas aing-Pan. The truth of this I greed; but by great misfortune very much doubt, therefore most the Eldest Brother tras banlb'd of earnestly entreat your Thoughts a Mistress within a Fortnig be be