In The Plague

Give the Patient seven drops in good Wine, let the infected party be

alone, and let him sweat well upon it, by the Divine Assistance that

poison will not prejudice him as to his Life.

For a prolongation of a healthful Life.

Take and give two drops at the beginning and entrance of the Spring, and

in the beginning or entrance of Autumn likewise two drops; every one

that so takes
t, is freed, and well preserved from unhealthful and

infectious Air, except the Disease were by Almighty God ordained for the

death of the party.

We will now step further to the Oil, and its Power, and shew how by it

the Diseases of the impure Bodies of the Metals may be cured.

In the Name of God, take very pure, fine, refined Gold, as much as you

will, or think to be sufficient, dissolve it in a rectified Wine, as is

usual to make Aqua vitae; after solution of the Gold, set it a Moneth

in digestion; this distil in a Bath very slow and gently, distil the

Spirit of Wine divers times from it, so long till you see your Gold lie

at the bottom like a Juice: This is the true way and meaning of some of

the Ancients, to prepare Gold. But I will shew and teach you a way much

readier, better, and more beneficial; that in stead of this prepared

Gold, you take one part of the Mercury of Gold, as I have taught the

making of it in another place; abstract from it its water of Airiness,

that it may be a subtle Dust, and take two parts of our blessed Oil,

poure the Oil very slowly upon the Dust of the Mercury of Gold, till

all be in it, set it in a Vial well sealed, in the heat of the first

degree of the secret Furnace; therein let it stand ten dayes and nights,

your Powder and Oil will be quite dry, of a black gray colour. After ten

days give it the heat of the second degree, the gray and black colour

will by little and little become white, till at last it will be of a

heavenly white, and at the end of the ten days it will begin to be of a

pure red, but let not this trouble you; for all these Colours proceed

only from the Mercury of Gold, which swallowed up our blessed Oil,

and now conceals in the innermost part of its Body; but our Oil will

conquer this Mercury of Gold by the power of the fire, and cast it

forth from within, and the Oil will predominate over it with its hot red

Colour, and be continually outwards. And therefore it will be time,

after the expiration of twenty days, that you open the window of the

third degree, wherein the external white Colour and Power will by little

and little enter in into the inward part, and the internal red Colour

will turn outward by the force of the fire. Keep this degree of heat ten

days without diminution or augmentation of it, you will see a Powder

which before was white, to be now very red, but let not redness trouble

you, for 'tis yet unfix'd and volatile. And after these ten days are

ended, thirty days being in all expired, then open the last window of

the last degree of fire, keep it ten days in this degree, this high red

pouder will then begin to flux, let it stand so in flux the ten days,

then take it out, you will find at the bottom a very high, red,

transparent stone of a Ruby Colour, flux'd according to the form of the

Glass, as is taught in the Treatise of Vitriol, wherewith you may make

projection. Praise God for such his high Revelation, and thank him for

ever, Amen.