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Contemplating, that the best knowledge of mankind is man, we refer to “ Medical observations on the number Seven.”_A seven months' child will live. If a child breathe freely the seventh hour after birth, it will survive. The serenth day the remains of the naval string drop off. At twice seven days a child notices the light. At thrice seven observes objects, and follows them with the eyes. At seven months the teeth begin to appear. At twice seven months, begins to walk. At thrice seven months begins to utter words. At four times seven months walks alone. At seven years
the teeth are renewed. At twice seven years the beard appears.
At three times seven years the body attains full growth. At four times seven life is in perfection, and till five times seven, continues so.
At six times seven the strength and health begin to fail. At seven times seven the mind has attained maturity. Ten times seven is the full age of man; after which period, life, in general, is only trouble and vexation. Blumenbach observes, that a large proportion of persons, who attain old age, die in their eighty-fourth year,
twelve times seven.”—The Doctor, No. 7.)
219. Our terrestrial Paradise, will not be in full eradiation, until, the effectual operation of the Philosopher's Stone in the transmutation of artificial evil into natural good.-(See Diagram.)
In contradistinction to the following attributes of the " Philosopher's Stone."
“ From a work just published, by Sir John Pettus, in 1738, entitled, · Fodine Regales.'—" Mr. Prinn, in his • Aurum Reginæ,' saith that in the 34th of the reign of Henry VI., the King, by advice of his council and parliament, did then grant four successive patents and commissions to several knights, citizens of London, chemists, monks, and mass-priests (non obstante the law of Henry V.), to find out the philosopher's stone or elixir, which would not only cure all diseases, and make men live to the utmost possibility of nature, but likewise transubstantiate other metals into most true and solid gold and silver, to the great benefit of the realm, and the enabling the king in a very easy way to pay all the debts of the crown in real gold and silver; and these commissions and patents (saith he in his marginal notes) the king granted to ecclesiastics upon this very account, that because they were so good artists, in transubstantiating bread and wine in the Eucharist, they might as well transubstantiate baser metals into better. But it seems the king (upon better advice) did, in the 35th of his reign, grant new letters patents to ten several considerable persons of eminent qualities (therein mentioned), to judge and certify to him whether the thing were practical or no, and whether it would conduce more to the good or hurt of the kingdom. But it seems, Mr. Prinn, with his indefatigable labours, could not find any report upon the subject, whether or no the philosopher's stone was found, or whether the king's debts were paid thereby; or else he reserved that secret to himself.”—The Mining Journal and Commercial Gazette, 24th October, 1835.)
Physic., mne exterior stamina and means of Metaphysics ; the
Nos. OF SECTIONS.
17, 40, 92.
90, 93, 94, 95, 96, 109, 112, 113,
T. STAGG, PRINTER, 17, WRITE HORSE YARD, DRURY LANE.