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By Lynn Thorndike

ISBN-10: 0231088000

ISBN-13: 9780231088008

Lynn Thorndike's heritage of Magic and Experimental technology, in eight volumes, continues to be the most suitable reference paintings for the background of magic within the west. the 1st 2 volumes disguise overdue antiquity throughout the thirteenth century, and volumes 3-4 disguise the 14-15th century. those are robust volumes, copiously researched and well-indexed, and an enormous resource for paintings at the interval. however it is the final four volumes which are the guts of the work.

No enough survey of the background of both magic or experimental technology exists for this era, and massive use of manuscript fabric has been precious for the medieval interval. Magic is the following understood within the broadest experience of the notice, as together with all occult arts and sciences, superstitions, and folk-lore.

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373 of the 1623 edition (Works, III, 470). 88 FRANCIS BACON over water. But his own explanation was little better, that the attenuated air drew the fire with it through the glass. 151 In conclusion there is not much that one can say for Francis Bacon. He was a crooked chancellor in a moral sense and a crooked naturalist in an intellectual and scientific sense. He did not think straight. Or put it in this way, if you prefer. Even a Lord High Chancellor, even a Francis Bacon, could not think straight when he thought as a naturalist and tried to amass "experiments" on the one hand and to grapple with magical tradition and superstition on the other hand.

I will not confute. 10 Wright notes other bodily periods. , chapters 7 and 9. 10 An Astrological Discourse with mathematical demonstrations, proving the powerful and harmonical influence of the planets and fixed stars upon elementary bodies, in justification of the validity of astrology, together with an astrological judgment upon the great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, 1603 . . now published by Nicholas Fiske, Cornhil, 1650, in-12, xviii, 111 pp. 11 DNB. 12 u BM c. 26. London, 1604, 17 pp.

Xvii, fols. 78v-97v. , cap. xviii, fols. 97v-105r. fols. 26v, 28v. fol. 279v. fol. 255v. 30 It stretches to thirteen books and 2232 columns in folio, with quotations galore from the classics and church fathers marked by large capital letters across the column and set off by leaving a blank space above and below. It is not worth while to try to pick out his own views, if any, from the mass of citations, quotations and indirect quotations, and most of the text has little or nothing to do with the analogy of microcosm and macrocosm, which merely serves as a springboard for a dive into a sea of quo¬ tations and opinions.

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