By Robert M. Schuler
Of curiosity to interdisciplinary historians in addition to these in quite a few different fields, this e-book provides the 1st book of 14 poems starting from 12 to 3,000 traces. The poems are revealed within the chronological order in their composition, from Elizabethan to Augustan occasions, yet 9 of them are verse translations of works from past classes within the improvement of alchemy. each one has a textual and historic advent and explanatory notice by way of the Editor. Renaissance alchemy is said as an enormous point within the histories of early glossy technological know-how and drugs. This ebook emphasises those poems’ expression of and shaping impact on non secular, social and political values and associations in their time too and is an invaluable reference paintings with a lot to supply for cultural experiences and literary reviews in addition to technological know-how and historical past.
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Ed. James Spedding, Robert L. Ellis, and Douglas D. Heath. 1857-74. Repr. Stuttgart, 1963. Bonus, Petrus (of Ferrara). Margarita Preciosa Novella. 1546. Trans. Arthur Edward Waite. The New Pearl of Great Price. 1894. Repr. London, 1963. Browne, Sir Thomas. Pseudodoxia Epidemica. 2 vols. Ed. Robin Robbins. Oxford, 1981. Butler, Samuel. Hudibras. Ed. John Wilders. Oxford, 1967. _ _ _ _ _ _ . Satires and Miscellaneous Poetry and Prose. Ed. Rene Lamar. Cambridge, 1928. Bibliography Cammell, Charles R.
Vol. 1, Text. Ed. M. A. Manzalaoui. EETS, 276. Oxford, 1977. Ashmole, Elias, ed. Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum. Facs. ed. with Introduction by Allen G. Debus. New York, 1967. Bacon, Francis. The Works of Francis Bacon. 14 vols. Ed. James Spedding, Robert L. Ellis, and Douglas D. Heath. 1857-74. Repr. Stuttgart, 1963. Bonus, Petrus (of Ferrara). Margarita Preciosa Novella. 1546. Trans. Arthur Edward Waite. The New Pearl of Great Price. 1894. Repr. London, 1963. Browne, Sir Thomas. Pseudodoxia Epidemica.
So that, verse being in it self sweete and orderly and beeing best for memory, the onely handle of knowledge, it must be in jest that any man can speake against it. 32 The frequent exhortations in alchemical verse to heed the exact words of the text are signals that certain passages ought to be memorized. In the unpublished verse paraphrase of Lully's massive Theorica (composed in rhyme-royal stanzas), we are told, "Th[is] chapter . " A little later, the versifier says, 30 Theatrum, 437, 478; he finally chooses a kinsman of the actual author, who is identified in Robert M.