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"The Explication of Miraculum Mundi", Translated by Chris Packe.
R.A.M.S. 1983.
57 pages.
(GLAUBER / MIRACULUM: .doc, .pdf).
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Table of Contents:
"The Explication of Miraculum Mundi", p.725
Table of Contents:
Reader,. p.725
Point I. In the first place all Fossiles, by the mediation of this Subject, may be perfectly examined, what Metals they properly contain, how many, and how much of each. p.726
Point II. The Marcasites of Gold and Silver, being melted by the Mediation of this, by a singular Compedium, hithero unknown, do afford more Metal than by the common way. p.728
The process followeth. p.728
Point III. The volatile and immature Marcasites of Sol and Luna are fixed in the space of three hours, so that they render a double quantity of Metal, to what they could have done before fixation, & etc. p.739
Point IV All Gold and Silver not purely melted from its Marcasite, may be swiftly purged from every Additament, the silver separated from the Gold, by fusion only, with a small labour and cost, but in great weight. p.740
Point V. Gold and Silver are easily drawn out of Old Tin or Pewter Vessels, the Tin being preserved almost in the same weight, and being made better than it was before, may serve for the same uses which it is wont to be put. p.743
Point VI. Much Silver may be separated from Bismuth, the Bismuth preserved, A Secret agreeing to those places which abound with that Mineral. p.744
Point VII. From old Copper much Silver is separated, the Copper preserved unhurt, by which Artifice Regions abounding with this Metl, may reap no small profit. p.745
Point VIII. Every common Silver may in the space of a few hours be exalted into the nature of Gold. p.746
Point IX. Gold may be separated by fusion from every addition of Copper, Tin, Iron, Orpiment, or the like, without Cupels, each being kept apart. p.747
Point X. Every imperfect Metal, without the mixture of other Metals, may be ripened by this Secret alone in the fire, in an hours space, so that it will yield Gold and Silver, but without profit; an indication that the viler Metals, may by Art be promoted into the Mature of the perfect, to the great profit of Metallurgists. p.749
Point XI. Metals also grow up in this subject, in the form of Vegetables, before the eye, in the space of two or three hours, to the length of a Finger, or hands breadth, into many branches and twiggs, without Fruit indeed, but is a demonstartion that even Metals themselves do germinate in its like Vegetables. p.750
Point XII. There is another augmentation or encfrease of the Perfect Metals, very gainful, by the Imperfect, answering to the germination or growth of Vegetables, & etc. p.751
Point XIII. By the mediation of this from all Imperfect Metals and Minerals, yielding nothing in the usual Examin of Cupels, Gold and Silver is produced in a manifold manner, being an Argument that the Imperfect Metals have somewhat of the Perfect rfeconded in them, when they are inverted, and shew themselves to our sight. p.752
In Mechanicks.
Point I. They who Engrave or Etch upon Copper, may of this subject prepare a good corrosive Water, by which an easie and compendious manner, they will be corroded or eaten, which otherwise would require a long time to be engraven. p.754
Point II. painters by the help of this, may prepare form themselves most excellent Colours, as Ultra-Marine, blue smalt, fine red or Scarlet Lacca, Venice Ceruse, and others necessary for their Uses, which otherwise they must have from far, as Italy, Holland, France, & etc. and at a dear rate. p.754
Point III. Engravers and Statuaries may so harden their Tools, that they may hold their points long, if they be to cut stones. p.756
Point IV. Embroiderers may put any durable Colour they please upon the Silk with which they work. p.756
Point V. They who Paint Glass, by an easie Work, may thence prepare all Colours or Enamels for Glass, so that there will be no need to have them from Venice. p.757
Point VI. They who work in Wax, by the benefit of this, may whiten it exceedingly, and colour it as they please. p.757
Point VII. Printers also may add this subject to their Ink, which will cause it to adhere very firmly to the Paper, and render the Letters very fair. p.757
Point VIII. It is convenient for Clock-makers, or Watch-makers, if a Water be distilled from it, which soldereth Iron or Stell, without fire, if a drop of that Aqua-Fortis be dropped upon it, whence the Iron growing hot, it presently waxeth soft, as if it had been soldered in the Fire by the help of Copper. p.758
Point XI. All Smiths may by it harden their Files, and other Iron Tools, as durable, as if they had been made of the hardest Steel. p.758
Point X. Pewterers may harden their Tin or Pewter, and give to it an elegant whiteness, so that it will resemble Silver both in colour and sound; neither will it easily tarnish, and by reason of its hardenss, will last longer than common Pewter. p.759
Point XI, XII, XIII. Cabinet-makers may strike an excellent Black upon Pear-tree, Box, Walnut-tree, and other hard Woods, which may be used for curious Works instead of Ebony. Skinners or Furriers may dye their Ermins, Foxskins, Wolfskins, and the like Furs, with a scarlet, crimson, or deep black colour, far exceeding the natural. In like manner Feather-dyers may swiftly give any lasting colour to their Plumes. p.759
Point XIV. Taylors may take out Spots or Stains, out of Woolen, Linen, or silk Garments, and restore their Beauty. p.760
Point XV. If Shoemakers put old Iron to this subject, they may therewith adorn their Leather with an excellent Black. p.760
Point XVI. Weavers may render their Linen Threds so fine and soft, that they will emulate milk. p.760
Point XVII. Dyers by this may give so firm and unchangeable a ground, to their Cloth, that the superinduced Colours shall not be corrupted, or spoiled by any Wine, Vinegar, Urine, Pickles, Air, or Sun. p.761
Point XVIII. Potters may thence prepare a Glassy Colour, not unlike the Indian Porcellane, of which Vessles may be made having the aspect of Gold, Silver, or Copper, a singular Ornament for Noblemens Tables, hitherto unknown to the World. p.761
Point XIX, and XX. Soldiers, Merchants, Travellers, Carriers, Fishermen, and others, who are much in the open Air, may of this prepare a Varnish in which they may dip linen Cloth, which will not permit wither Air or Water to pass through it, with which they may defend their Boots or Cloths, so that they may travel dry in the rain. They who make Tapestry, may restore their fain and faded Colour, so that they shall be strong and beautiful. p.762
Point XXI, and XXII. Mistresses of Families, may of it prepare fine Soap or Wash-balls, far exceeding the Venetian. Household Maids, may with it scour their Metalline Vessels, so as to render them neat and beautiful. p.763
Point XXIII. Women may change the Yellow, Pale, or Brown Colour of their face, and hands, into a beautiful whiteness. p.763
Point XXIV. Old Women may by an easie way, take away the Wrinkles of their Face and Hands, as also the Corns of their Feet, and boil their linen to such a softness, that it shall come but little short of Silk. p.764
Point XXV. Gardeners by this subject may destroy all Insects, by mixing it with warm water, and pouring it into those places where they breed, for they will either die in their holes, or run out to die, because they are not able to abide that fire. It also ripeneth Fruits, if a little of this Menstruum be applied to their Roots, at the entrance of the Spring; and if a large quantity of Apples be well covered over with it, they may thence prepare a lasting Wine, Vinegar, or burning Spirit. p.764
Point XXVI. Bakers may use it in stead of Ferment or Yeast, if they dissolve a few hops therein. p.765
Point XXVII. Brewers by its help may have very strong Beer, if they extract their Hops therewith. p.766
Point XXVIII. Mead, and Metheglin, as also Beer, and Canary wine, which are upon the turn, and growing sowre, may be by this rendered drinkable. p.766
Point XXIX. Comb-makers, and others who work in Horn, may be this soften their Horns, that they may imprint upon them what images they please. p.766
Point XXX. keepers of Armories may preserve their polished Arms, or Harness free from rust, by anointing them over with this subject. p.767
Point XXXI. Bird-cathers, may by the help of this prepare such a Birdline, as will not be altered by Cold or Heat. p.767
Point XXXII. Soldiers may by help of this prepare a fulminating powder from Gold, of which the magnitude of a Pea, put upon a red hot Iron Plate, will give a greater Clap, than half a pound, yea a whole pound of Gun-powder; the same may also be prepared without Gold, by the addition of Salt of Tartar and Sulphur, as it is described in the second part of Furnaces. p.767
Point XXXIII. Engineers, and makers of fire-works, may perform many wonderful things, by the help of this subject. p.768
Point XXXIV. Many new Works belonging to the Weavers, and Smiths Art, may be made thence, which may be Communicated to Neighbouring Countries, in lieu of which, money may be brought into a Country improverished by War. p.768
Point XXXV. If Keepers of Vineyards, pour a little of this subject to the Roots of their Vines, they will have ripe Grapes, and new Wine sooner than the rest of their neighbours, of which they may make a good advantage. p.769
Point XXXVI. Nevertheless Must and Wine may be ripened after another manner in the Hogshead, without this Art, so that they who understand the way may have always good Wine, when others have it sower, & etc. p.771
Point XXXVII. There remains yet another thing very profitable to Country-men. The juice of Apples or Pears being pressed out, by the help of this subject, such an effervesency or working is promoted, as Wine may be thence made; having the relish of the natural, and but little inferiour in durability and strength, etc. p.771
Point XXXVIII. If Husband-men moisten their Seed with this Menstruum, it will sooner be ripe, and have larger and fatter Grains than ordinary; which being done, I will show by what means they may make great profit of their Grains, & etc. p.772
Point XXXIX. I have yet one thing to add among my Wine-Arts, concerning Grain, and the Fruits of Trees, and Shrubs, which is to be received with Thankfulness, as a great Gift of God to Mankind, vix. It is found by industry and manifold experience, that from Rye, Wheat, Oats, Rice, Millet; also from Apples, Pears, Peaches, Cherries, Plumbs, Sloes, Damscens, Quinces, Figgs; as also from Gooseberries, Mulberries, Blackberries, Elderberries, and other like Fruits of treers and shrubs; from all these, I say, may be prepared with little labour and cost, a Drink very like to Wine, both in taste, smell, and strength, being grateful, wholesome, and durable, & etc. p.774
The Epilogue. p.779

   
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