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CHAPTER
XXXVII
AN NTRODUCTIONNTOHE |HOLE.lORK
f. Perfectionand rmpetfectionofMetalline Bodies,is the Sub-jectofthispresentdiscourse;and therefore wetreat of thingsperfectingand corrupting,or destroying,because opposites setnearto each other, arethemore manifest.II.ThatwhichperfectsImperfectMetals, is acommixion ofArgentViveand suTphurin dueproportion,by a due and temp-erate decoction inthe bowels of c1ean, inspissate, and fixedEarth,joynedwithan incorruptible radicalhumidity,wherebyitis broughtoa solid, fusiblesubstance, with a convenientfire,and made maleable.III.ButImperfect Mineralsaremadeof a commixtion ofpureArgentViveandSulphur, withoutdueproportion,or a duedecoction,inthe bowelsoftheunclean,notfu1lyinspissated,norfixed Earth,joynedwithacorrupting humidity, wherebyarebroughtforthMeta1sofaporoussubstance, and thoughfusible,not sufficientlyror soperfectlymaLeableas the others.fV.Underthefirstdefinition,are concluded,5olandLuna,eachaccordingto theirperfection:Underthesecond saturnrJupltet,I{ars,andVenus,each accordingtotheirimperfection:in whichthat whichismanifest mustbe hidden,ortakenaway,and that which ishidden,mustbemade manifestand brought-1-
 
intooperation,which isdonebypreparingthem,by which,theirSuperfluitieswillbe removed,andtheirdefects,or imperfectionsupplied,andthe trueperfectioninsertedintothem.V.ButtheperfectBodiesreieSoland Luna,need noneofthispreparationthey musthaverrsmaysubtilizetheirparts,andreducethem frorna Corporalityto afixedSpirituality;thatfromthence maybe madea fixedspirituarBody,in orderto compreattheGreat E1ixir,whether Whiteor Red.vr. rnboththese, vLz.the whiteand RedErixirs,there isnootherthingthan ArgentViveand surphur,of whichonecannotact,notbe$rithouttheother:rtwouldbe a foorishand vainthingto thinkto makethisGreat Elixiror Tincture, fromanything,in whichit isnot,this hrasneverthe intentionofthePhilosophers,thoughthey speak manythingsby simiritude.VII.Andbecauseall MetalickBodiesarecompoundedofArgentViveandsurphur,pureroE impure,by accident,andnot innateintheir firstnature,thereforebyconvenientpreparation,'tispossibletotake ahraytheir impurityithe end ofprepara-tion istotake awaysuperfruities,andsupprythe defects.VIIf.Forwehaveconsideredthesubstanceof MetalineBodies,perfectandimperfecttobe one,vLz. Argentviveand sulphur,whicharePureandcleanbeforetheirconunixtion;and byconsid-erationandexperiencerw€ foundthe corruptionofrmperfectBodiestobe byaccident;butthatbeingpreparedand creansedfromalltheirsuperfruities,corruption,and fugitiveunclean-
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