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Ars Notoria: The Notory Art of Solomon

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Note:AnexpandedprintededitionofthistextisnowincludedinTheLesser
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ForacriticaleditionoftheLatintext,seeVronse:L'Arsnotoriaau
MoyenAge.Introductionetditioncritique.Ediz.franceseelatina.
(Micrologus'library).Sismel:2007.
ForafullcolorscanofamanuscriptatYaleUniversity,
seehttp://www.scribd.com/doc/23507392/arsnotoria.
Introduction
TheArsNotoriaisaMedievalGrimoireofthe'SolomonicCycle'.Many
Latinmanuscriptsareextant,theoldestaredatedthirteenthcentury,and
possiblyearlier.LikeLiberJuratus(alsothirteenthcentury),thetextcenters
aroundanevenoldercollectionoforationsorprayerswhichareinterspersed
withmagicalwords.TheorationsinArsNotoriaandthoseinLiberJuratusare
closelyrelated,andthereisevidencethattheArsNotoriarepresentstheearlier
version,andLiberJuratusisdependentonit.(SeeGstaHedegrd:Liber
IuratusHonorii Stockholm:Almovist&WiksellInternational,2002.)The
orationsinbothworksaresaidtohavemysticalpropertieswhichcanimpart
communionwithGodandinstantknowledgeofdivineandhumanartsand
sciences.
RobertTurner's1657editionoftheArsNotoriaisevidentlyhisown
translationfromtheLatin,andisapparentlybasedontheLatinversionwhich
wasprintedwithAgrippa'sOperaOmnia.Unfortunatelyboththeseversions
omitthedrawingsofthenotae

ormysticaldrawingswhicharethecenterpiece
ofthisart.Theiromissionaddsgreatlytotheconfusionofthetext.
Unfortunately,Turnerfurtheraddstotheconfusionbyomittingsomeofthe
internalreferencestothemissingfigures(forexample,seeoration8.)

Turner'stranslationsalsoexhibitsomeantiCatholicbias,asmightbe
expected.Asexamples,heomitsreferencestoconfession,orrendersthe
passageas"confesseduntoGod";healsodropsreferencestoremainingfaithful
totheCatholicchurch.
TheArsNotoriaenjoyedalongandfluidhistory,thetextmutatingover
time.TheversionincludedinAgrippaessentiallyrepresentstheendofthis
process.Italsorepresentstheabridgedor'glossed'versionofArsNotoriaas
opposedtotheolderversion,whichVronsecalls"versionA".(SeeVronse,
p.17.)
ForexamplesoftheillustrationsandanexcellentdiscussionoftheArs
Notoria,seethearticlebyMichaelCamilleinClaireFanger,ConjuringSpirits,
TextsandTraditionsofMedievalRitualMagic(PennsylvaniaStateUniversity
Press,1998,pp.110ff.)
This edition.
Allcorrectionsin[]arebyme(JHP).Originalpagenumbersarealsogiven
in[],aswellassectionnumbersfromthecriticaledition.Theyallhaveanchor
tags,socanbecitedlikethis:
http://www.esotericarchives.com/notoria/notoria.htm#s25
http://www.esotericarchives.com/notoria/notoria.htm#p600
I have also added excerpts from the Latin edition printed with
Agrippa. I have expanded Latin abbreviations for the most part,
but left the diacritics as printed. Some differences between the
Latin text and Turner's translation have been highlighted in
a blue font. NOTE: has been transcribed as e.

Ars Notoria:
THE

NOTORY ART
OF

SOLOMON,
Shewing the

CABALISTICAL KEY
Of : Magical Operations
The liberal Sciences,
Divine Revelation, and
The Art of Memory.

WrittenoriginallyinLatine,andnow
EnglishedbyROBERTTURNER

London,PrintedbyF.Cottrel,andaretobesold
byMarthaHarison,attheLambatthe
EastendofPauls.1657.

The Epistle Dedicatory.


TohisIngeniousandrespectedfriendMr.WilliamRyves,ofSt.SavioursSouthwark,
StudentinPhysickandAstrology.
Sir.

HedeepinspectionanddovelikepiercingEyeofyourapprehensionintothe

deepestCabinetsofNaturesArcana's,alluresme(ifIhadnootherattractiveMagnetick
engagements,)tosetthisOptickbeforeyoursight:notthatitwillmakeanyadditionto
yourknowledge;butbythe[iv]fortitudeofyourjudgment,bewalledagainsttheart
condemningandvirtuedespisingCalumniators.IknowthecandorofyourIngenuitywill
pleadmyexcuse,andsavemefromthatlabour;restingtobe

Little Brittain, die

in

. 6.49.16,6.

Your real affectionate Friend,

ROBERTTURNER.

[v]

To the Ingenious

READERS.

MongsttherestofthelaboursofmylongWinterhours,bepleasedtoacceptof

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Angel,anddefendsallpersonsneeritsshadefromthePenetratingblastsofThunderand
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Heb.11.&c.andmyownintentionIthusdemonstrate;DicocoramomnipotentiDeo,&
coramJesuChristounigentoFilioejus,quijudicaturusestvivos&mortuous;quod
omnia&singulaquinhocoperedixi,omnesquehujusScientivelartisproprietates,&
universaquadejusspeculationempertinent,velinhocVoluminecontinenter,veris&
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Christianfidei,cumintegritate;sinesuperstitione[vii]velIdololatriaquacunque,&non
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egoChristianussum,baptizatusinnominePatris,&c.quamfidemcumDeiauxilioquam
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Christianfidei&puritaticontrarium,sanctismoribusnoxium,autquomodolibet
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12March1656.
ROBERT TURNER.

[1]

The NOTORY ART OF SOLOMON.


[582]

The Notory Art


revealed by the Most High
Creator to Solomon.

ARS NOTORIA
QUAM CREATOR ALTISSImus Salomoni reuelauit.

IntheNameoftheholyandundivided
Trinity,beginneththismostholyArtof
Knowledge,RevealedtoSOLOMON,
whichtheMostHighCreatorbyhisholy
AngelministredtoSOLOMONuponthe
AltaroftheTemple;thattherebyinashort
timeheknewallArtsandSciences,both
LiberalandMechanick,withallthe
FacultiesandPropertiesthereof:Hehad
suddenlyinfusedintohim,andalsowas
filledwithallwisdom,[2]toutterthe
sacredmysteriesofmostholywords.
Alpha and Omega! Oh Almighty
God, the beginning of all things,
without beginning, and without
end: Graciously this day hear my
prayers; neither do thou render
unto me according to my sins, nor
after mine iniquities, O Lord my
God, but according to thy mercy,
which is greater then all things
visible and invisible. Have mercy
upon me, O Christ, the Wisdom of
the Father, the Light of Angels, the
Glory of Saints, the Hope, Refuge,

InNomineSanctae&indiuiduae
TrinitatisincipitsanctissimaArsNotoria,
quamCreatorAltissimusSalomoniper
AngelumsuumsuperaltareTempli
ministrauit,vtpereamomnesscientias
liberales,mechanicas,exceptiuas&earum
facultatesperbreuespaciumtemporispossit
subitoacquirere&habere,&inproferedo
mysticaverbasanctarumorationuminomni
sapientiapenitusfundaretur.

Alpha&Omega,DeusOmnipotens,
principiumomniumrerum,sineprincipio,
finissinefine,exaudihodieprecesmeas
piissim,&nequesecundminiquitates
meas,nequesecundmpeccatamea
retribuasmihi,DomineDeusmeus,sed
secundmmisericordiamtuamquemaior
estrebusomnibusvisibilibus&
inuisibilibus.MisereremeiSapientiaPatris,
ChristeluxAngelorum,gloriaSanctorum,
spes&portus&refugiumpeccatorum,
cunctarumrerumconditor,&humanae
fragilitatisredemptor.Quiclum&terram,

and Support of Sinners, the Creator


of all things, the Redeemer of all
humane Frailties, who holdest the
Heaven, Earth, and Sea, and all the
whole World, in the palm of thy
Hand: I humbly implore and
beseech, That thow wilt mercifully
with the Father, illustrate my Minde
with the beams of thy holy Spirit,
that I may be able to come and
attain to the perfection of this most
holy Art, and that I may be able to
gain the knowledge of every
Science, Art, and Wisdom; and of
every Faculty of Memory,
Intelligences, Understanding, and
Intellect, by the Vertue and Power
of [3] thy most holy Spirit, and in
thy Name. And thou, O God my
God, who in the beginning hast
created the Heaven and the Earth,
and all things out of nothing; who
reformest, and makest all things by
thy own Spirit; compleat, fulfil,
restore, and implant a sound
Understanding in me, that I may
glorifie thee and all thy Works, in
all my Thoughts, Words, and
Deeds. O God the Father, confirm
and grant this my Prayer, and
increase my Understanding and
Memory, and strengthen the same,
to know and receive the Science,
Memory, Eloquence, and
Perseverance in all manner of
Learning, who livest and reignest
World without end. Amen.

marcquetotumacmundumponderapalmae
concludis,tepiissimedeprecor&exoro,vt
vncumPatreillustresanimammeanradio
sanctissimiSpiritustui,quatenusinhac
sacrosanctaartetaliterpossimproficere,vt
valeamadnoticiamomnisscientiae,artis&
sapientiae,memoriae,facundiae,
intelligentiae,&intellectus:virtutetui
sanctissimiSpiritus,&tuinominis
peruenire.EttuDeusmeus,quiinprincipio
creasticlum&terram,&omniaexnihilo:
quiinSpiritutuoomniareformas,comple,
instaura,sanaintellectummeum,vt
glorificemteperomniaoperacognitationum
mearum&verborummeorum.DeusPater,
orationemmeanconfirma,&intellectum
meumauge&memoriam,adsuscipiendum,
adcognoscendumomniumScripturarum
scientiam,memoriam,eloquentiam&
perseuerantiam,quiviuis&regnasinsecula
seculorum,Amen.

[4]

[1] Incipit primus Tractatus


Here beginneth the first istius artis, & expositiones
Treatise of this Art, which
eius, quas Magister
Master Apollonius calleth,T Apollonius Flores aureos

he golden Flowers, being appellauit, ad eruditionem


the generall Introduction
omnium scientiarum
to all Natural Sciences;
naturalium generaliter. Et
and this is Confirmed,
hoc confirmauit authoritate
Composed, and Approved
Salomonis Manichi &
by the Authority
Euduchij compositum &
of Solomon,
probatum.
Manichus, and Euduch
us.

IApolloniusMasterofArts,duly

[2]EGOApolloniusartiumMagister
meritnuncupatus,cuinaturaliberalium
quasicessissevidetur,tractaturussumde
cognitioneartiumliberalium,&de
cognitioneAstronomi.[583]Quibus
experimentis&quibusdocumentisartium
compendiosacompetensquecognitiopossit
haberi,quibusquenaturistemporumidonee
possitnaturasummainfimaquecompetenter
diuidi,&quibusdiebus&hotisfacta
hominuminchoandaatquedeterminanda
sunt.Qualiterhomo&qualiefficaciainista
artedispositionemvitaesuaeageredebeat,
&cursumlunaeinspiceredebeat&studeat.
Primarbitratussum,quaedampraeceptade
spiritualibusscientijsdeclaranda,vtad
singulaquaepraefatisumus,ordinecontinuo
pertingatur.

called,towhomtheNatureofLiberalArts
hathbeengranted,amintendedtotreatof
theKnowledgeofLiberalArts,andofthe
KnowledgeofAstronomy;andwithwhat
ExperimentsandDocuments,a
CompendiousandCompetentKnowledge
ofArtsmaybeattainedunto;andhowthe
highestandlowestMysteriesofNature
maybecompetentlydivided,andfittedand
appliedtotheNaturesofTimes;andwhat
properdayesandhoursaretobeelected
fortheDeedsandActionsofmen,tobe
begunandended;whatQualificationsa
manoughttohave,toattaintheEfficacyof
thisArt;andhowheoughttodisposeof
theactions[5]ofhislife,andtobeholdand
studytheCourseoftheMoon.Inthefirst
[3]Nemireris,ergoquodaudieris&
placetherefore,weshalldeclarecertain
preceptsoftheSpiritualSciences;thatall quodvisurusesinhocopusculo
thingswhichweintendtospeakof,maybe subsequenti,&quodinuenisexemplar
attainedtoinorder.Wondernottherefore, tantae&inestimabiliseruditionis.
atwhatyoushallhearandseeinthis
subsequentTreatise,andthatyoushall
findeanExampleofsuchinestimable
Learning.
Somethingswhichfollow,whichwe
willdelivertotheeasEssayesof
wonderfulEffects,andhaveextracted
themoutofthemostancientBooksofthe
Hebrews;which,wherethouseestthem,

Quaedamsuntposteaquaesequuntur,
quaetibimirabiliofficioexantiquissimis
Hebraeorumlibrisextractalegendo
praelibauimus:quaevbivideris,licetignota
fueruntlinguehumanae,tamenpromiraculo

(althoughtheyareforgotten,andwornout reputaquodDominoDeotuotibinoueris
ofanyhumaneLanguage)nevertheless
esseconcessum.
esteemthemasMiracles:ForIdotruly
admirethegreatPowerandEfficacyof
[Explicit prologus.
WordsintheWorksofNature.
Admiratio auctoris de tanta

virtute hujus artis.]


[4]Egosiquidemdepropositisnaturis
priusinmemiratussumverbaquaelibet
tantampossehabereefficaciam.

Of what efficacy words are.

ThereissogreatVertue,Powerand

EfficacyincertainNamesandWordsof
God,thatwhenyoureadethosevery
Words,itshallimmediatelyincreaseand
helpyourEloquence,so[6]thatyoushall
bemadeeloquentofspeechbythem,and
atlengthattaintotheEffectsofthe
powerfulSacredNamesofGod:butfrom
whencethepowerhereofdothproceed,
shallbefullydemonstratedtoyouinthe
followingChaptersofPrayers:andthose
whichfollownexttoourhand,weshalllay
open.

An explanation of the
Notary Art.

Quanta sit efficacia


verborum.
[5]EstenimtantaquorundamDei
efficaciaverborum,vtcumipsaverba
legetis,tibifacunditatemeximprouisoita
augebuntquodquasideilliseloquensfactus
fueris&demumDeisingulisaequalisfueris
effectus:veruntamenvndehaecfiantsicin
sequentibuscapitulisorationumplentibi
demonstrabitur:Nuncverquaeadmanum
suntpraesentiadifferamus.

Ista ostensio subsequens


est de arte notoria.

[6]Istaarsdiuiditurinduaspartes:In
primaponitnotasgenerales,insecunda
firstcontainethgeneralRules,thesecond
speciales.Adspecialespriusaccedamusse:
specialRules.Wecomefirsttothespecial
adTriuium,posteaadquatriuium.Tertio
Rules;thatis,First,toathreefold,andthen
veradTheologiamquasscientiascum
toafourfoldDivision:Andinthethird
operationeistarumorationumassequeris,si
placewecometospeakofTheology;
eassicutscriptumest,pronunciaueris.
whichSciencesthoushaltattainto,bythe
OperationoftheseOrations,ifthou
DeNotoriaigiturartequaedamnotulae
pronouncethemasitiswritten:Therefore
cumscriptisearumnobismanifestaesunt,
therearecertainNotesoftheNotaryArt,
quarumvirtutemhumanarationonpotest
whicharemanifesttous;theVertue
comprehendere.Estigiturprimanotacuius
whereofHumanReasoncannot
significatioestexHebraeodistorta,quelicet
comprehend.ThefirstNotehathhis
cumpaucissimisverbiscomprehendatur
significationtakenfromtheHebrew;
tameninexpressionesua,&inexpressione
whichthoughtheexpressionthereofbe
mysterijsuamnonamittitvirtutem:Tamen
comprehendedinavery[7]fewwords;
eiusvirtusestquodexeacontingit&
nevertheless,intheexpressionofthe
proceditmirabiliteradmirandumquilibet
Mystery,theydonotlosetheirVertue:
arbitretur.
ThatmaybecalledtheirVertue,which
dothhappenandproceedfromtheir
pronunciation,whichoughttobegreatly
admiredat.

Thisartisdividedintotwoparts:The

[Beginning of] The first


precept [, first chapter of
three chapters].

HElyScemath,Amazaz,Hemel;
Sathusteon,hheli
Tamazam,&c.1whichSolomonentituled,
HisfirstRevelation;andthattobewithout
anyInterpretation:ItbeingaScienceofso
Transcendentapurity,thatithathits
Originaloutofthedepthandprofundityof
theChaldee,
Hebrew,andGrecianLanguages;and
thereforecannotpossiblebyanymeansbe
explicatedfullyinthepoorThreadbare
SchemeofourLanguage.Andofwhat
naturetheEfficacyoftheaforesaidwords
are,Solomonhimselfdothdescribeinhis
EleventhBook,Helisoe,oftheMighty
GloryoftheCreator:buttheFriendand
SuccessorofSolomon,thatis,Apollonius,
withsomefewothers,towhomthat
Sciencehathbeenmanifested,have
explainedthesame,anddefineditto[8]be
mostHoly,Divine,Deep,andProfound
Mysteries;andnottobedisclosednor
pronounced,withoutgreatFaithand
Reverence.

[7] Incipit prima oratio


primi capituli de tribus
capitulis.
HelyscemathAmazaz,
hemel,Sathusteon,hheli
Tamazam&c.
[8]QuamSalomonprimam
orationemstatuit&[584]voluit
eamomniinterpretecarere,
scienstantamsubtilitatisde
Chaldei,Hebraei,Graeci
profunditatesermonis
extortam;vtnullomodopossit
plenarioschematesermonis
expo*i.Quaeautemsiteius
efficacia,ipseidemSalomonin
lib.II.Helisoeconditorisde
fulgore,sapientiaeostendit:
Sedamicus&successor
Salomonis,idestApollonius,
cumpaucisalijs,quibusdata
fuitistiusscientiae
manifestatio,exposure,
diceter.Istadiuinamysteria
profunda&sanctissima,&
qumplurimmreuerendasunt
&nonabsquefidei
magnitudineproferenda.

1. This
oration
occurs in
full at the
end (p.
115).
(Hely.
semat.
azaran.
hemel.
Samic.
theon.)

A Spiritual Mandate of the


precedent Oration.

[9] Hic datur


spirituale
mandatum de
praecedenti
oratione.

Quodantequamaliquis
incipiat,legere,siueproferre
aliquasorationesistiusartispro
pronounceanyOrationsofthisArt,to
bringthemtoeffect,letthemalwayesfirst efficacia,istamorationem
semperprimproferatininitio
reverentlyanddevoutlyrehearsethis
Prayerinthebeginning.
reuerenter&deuot.

Beforeanyonebegintoreadeor

IfanyonewillsearchtheScriptures,or
wouldunderstand,oreloquently
pronounceanypartofScripture,lethim
pronouncethewordsofthefollowing
Figure,towit,Helyscemath,inthe
morningbetimesofthatday,whereinthou
wiltbeginanywork.AndintheNameof
theLordourGod,lethimdiligently
pronouncetheScriptureproposed,with
thisPrayerwhichfollows,whichis,Theos
Megale;Andismysticallydistorted,and
miraculouslyandproperlyframedoutof
theHebrew,Greek,
andChaldeanTongues:anditextendeth
itselfbrieflyintoeveryLanguage,inwhat
beginningsoever[9]theyaredeclared.The
secondpartoftheOrationofthesecond
Chapter,istakenoutoftheHebrew,
Greek,andChaldee;andthefollowing
Expositionthereof,oughttobe
pronouncedfirst,whichisaLatine
Oration:ThethirdOrationofthethree
Chapters,alwaysinthebeginningofevery
Faculty,isfirsttoberehearsed.

Siquiseuigiletscripturae,
siuequamlibetscripturam
facundindagaresiueproferre
voluerit,verbafigurae
praecedentisquaepraefati
sumus,scilicet,Helyscemath.
Inilladiequandoaliquisvult
incipereopussummoman,in
nomineDominiDeinostri,in
ipsapropositaprolatione
scripturaediligenterproferat:
Cumillatamenoratione
quesequitur,quaeestTheos
megale,quaeestexHebraeo,
Graeco,&Chaldaeosermone
subtiliterdistorta&elimata
mirabiliter&propri,scilicer
perexpositionemsummatim
protenditurinomnisermonein
quolibetinitioproferendasunt.
Incipitsecundapars
orationissecundicapituli,
queexHebraeo,Graeco,&
Chaldaeoestexcerpta.Cum
istaprimasuaexpositio
sequensproferridebet;quae
oratiolatinaest.Tertiooratio
detribuscapitulis,quaesemper
ininitiocuiuslibetfacultatis.

S.primproferenda.
TheOrationis,TheosMegale,intu
ymasEurel,&c.2

[10]Incipitipsa
oratio,Theosmegaleiotu
ymasEurel&c.

Thissheweth,howtheforegoingPrayer
isexpounded:Butalthoughthisisa
particularandbriefExpositionofthis
Oration;yetdonotthink,thatallwordsare
thusexpounded.

[11]Hicostenditqualiter
praefataoratioexponatur.
Huiusmodiverorationishoc
estparticula&summatim
praelibataexpositio.Non
tamenputesquodsingulaverba
exponantursic.

The Exposition of this


Oration.

2. This
oration
occurs in
full at the
end (p.
104).

Incipit expositio
dictae orationis.

mundi Deus
OH God, the Light of the World, Lux
immensae pater

Correspondi
ng with LIH
XVIII.

Father of Immense Eternity,


aeternitatis, largitor
Giver of all Wisdom and
sapientiae & scientiae & 1.
Knowledge, and of all Spiritual totius gratiae spiritualis, Cp. Isaiah
49:2.
Grace; most Holy and
pie & inaestimabilis
Inestimable Dispenser, knowing dispensator, noscens
omnia prius antequam
all things before they are
fiant, faciens tenebras &
made; who makestLight and
lucem, mitte manum
Darkness: Stretch forth thy
tuam & tange os meam, &
Hand, and touch my Mouth,
pone id vt gladium
and make my Tongue as a
acutum ad enarrandum
sharp sword;1 [10] to shew forth eloquenter [585] haec
these words with Eloquence;
verba. Fac linguam meam
Make my Tongue as an Arrow vt sagittam electam ad
elected to declare thy Wonders, enarrandum mirabilia tua,
& ad pronunciandum ea
and to pronounce them
memorably: Send forth thy holy memoriter. Emitte
Spiritum sanctum tuum
Spirit, O Lord, into my Heart
Domine, in cor meum ad
and Soul, to understand and
percipiendum & in
retain them, and to meditate
animam meam ad
on them in my Conscience: By retinendum ea memoriter.
the Oath of thy Heart, that is, Emitte Spiritum sanctum
By the Right-hand of thy holy tuum Domine in cor

meum ad percipiendum &


Knowledge, and mercifully
in animam meam ad
inspire thy Grace into me;
retinendum, & in
Teach and instruct me;
conscientiam meam ad
Establish the coming in and
meditandum per
going out of my Senses, and let iuramentum tui cordis, id
thy Precepts teach and correct est per dextram piae
me until the end; and let the
scientiae tuae. Et
Councel of the most High assist misericorditer &
clementer in me gratiam
me, through thy infinite
tuam inspira & doce, &
Wisdom and Mercy. Amen.

instrue, & instaura


introitum & exitum
sensuum meorum, &
doceat [sic] me & corrigat
[sic] me disciplina tua
vsque in finem. Et adiuuet
me consilium altissimi,
per infinitam sapientiam
& misericordam tuam,
Amen.

The words of these


Non ex toto verba
Orations cannot be wholly orationum possunt
Expounded.
exponi.
[12]Netamenputesquod
prfateorationisverbasingula
precedingOrationcanbetranslatedinto
inlatinumtranslatasint
theLatinTongue:Forsomewordsofthat
sermonem,cumaliquidipsius
Orationcontaininthemselvesagreater
orationisverbumplusinse
SenseofMysticalProfundity,ofthe
sensus&mystiprofunditatis
AuthorityofSolomon;andhaving
contineatexauthoritate&
referencetohisWritings,weacknowledge,
etiamSalomonis,&ipsius
ThattheseOrations[11]cannotbe
scriptisreferentibus
expoundednorunderstoodbyhumane
agnoscimusorationem
sense:Foritisnecessary,Thatall
nullatenushumanisensus
Orations,anddistinctparticularsof
conditioneposseexponi.
Astronomy,Astrology,andtheNotaryArt,
bespokenandpronouncedintheirdue
[13]Necessariumest
timeandseason;andtheOperationsof
etenim,etiamipsas
themtobemadeaccordingtothe
AstronomisiueAstrologi,
dispositionoftheTimes.
siueartisnotoriparticulas
distinctas,velorationessuo
modo&temporedici&
proferri,&exeissecundum
dispositionemtemporum
depereoperari.

NEitherthink,thatallwordsofthe

Of the Triumphal Figures, [14] Hic loquitur de


how sparingly they are to
triumphalibus
be pronounced, and
figuris quomodo
honestly and devoutly
parc dicantur, &
spoken.
honest
proferantur, &
TherearealsocertainFiguresor
deuot.
Orations,whichSolomoninChaldeack,
callethHely;thatis,TriumphalOrationsof
theLiberalArts,andsuddenexcellent
EfficaciesofVertues;andtheyarethe
IntroductiontotheNotaryArt.
WhereforeSolomonmadeaspecial
beginningofthem,thattheyaretobe
pronouncedatcertaindeterminatetimesof
theMoon;andnottobeundertaken,
withoutconsiderationoftheend.Which
alsoMagisterApolloniushathfullyand
perfectlytaught,saying,Whosoeverwill
pronounce[12]thesewordslethimdoitin
adeterminateappointedtime,andsetaside
allotheroccasions,andheshallprofitin
allSciencesinoneMoneth,andattainto
theminanextraordinarywonderful
manner.

Suntetiamqudamfigur
siueorationes,quas
SalomonHelyChaldaic,id
esttriumphalesorationes
liberaliumartiam&subitasac
prcellentesvirtutum
efficaciasappellauit&suntad
artisnotoriitroductorium
[sic].VndeSalomonspeciale
principiumconstituitdeipsis,
vtsecundmlunastempora
determinata,&nonabsque
terminoconsiderara
proferantur.Quod&Magister
nosterApolloniusplen&
competenterinstruit,dicens:
Quicunquehcverba,sicut
paulinferiusdeterminato&
constitutotemporeprotulerit,
sciatseomnioccasioneremota
INVNOMENSETOTAM
FACVNDIAMINomnibus
scientijsproferendis,mult
magismoresolitomirabiliter
adipisci.

The Expositions of the


Lunations of the Notary
Art.

[15] Ist sunt


expositiones
lunationis artis
notori.

THesearetheExpositionsofthe

Hsuntexpositiones
lunationis&introductionis
Lunation,andIntroductionoftheNotary
artisnotoriscilicetinquarta
Art,towit,inthefourthandtheeighthday
luna&octaua,&induodecima

oftheMoon;andinthetwelfth,sixteenth,
fourandtwentieth,eightandtwentieth,
andthirtieththeyoughttobeputin
operation.FromwhenceSolomonsaith,
Thattothosetimes,wegivetheexpositive
timesoftheMoon;ofthefourthdayofthe
Moonwhicharewrittenbythefour
Angels;andinthefourthdayoftheMoon
ismanifestedtous;andarefourtimes
repeatedandexplainedbytheAngel,the
MessengeroftheseOrations;andarealso
revealedanddeliveredtousthatrequire
themfromtheAngel,fourtimesofthe
year,toshewtheEloquenceandFulnessof
thefour[13]Languages,Greek,Hebrew,
ChaldeeandLatine;andGodhath
determinedthePoweroftheFacultiesof
HumaneUnderstanding,tothefourParts
oftheEarth;andalsothefourVertuesof
Humanities,Understanding,Memory,
Eloquence,andtheFacultyofRulingthose
three.Andthesethingsaretobeusedas
wehavebeforespoken.

&indecimasexta,&in
vigesimaquarta&invigesima
quarta&invigesimaoctaua,&
intrigesimadebentproferti.
VndeSalomon[586]aitistis
temporibusexpositiuatempora
lunae,quartaededimus,quae
adquatuorangelissuis
conscriptasunt:&quartaluna
nobismanifestaest:Necnon
angelolatoreipsarum
orationum,quaterreplicata&
repetita,necnon&quatuor
annitemporasuntinscripta&
reuelatanobispostulantibusab
angelko,adostendendam
facundiamplenariamin
quatuorlinguis,Graeca,
Hebra,Chalda&latina:&
quatuororbisterrarumpartes
dataestDeopotestas
definiendihumanmentis
facundiam,necnon
humanitatisquatuorvirtutes,
Intelligentiam,Memoriam,
Facundiam&istorumtrium
stabilitatemdominari.Ista
etiamsuntdequibusPrfatum
est,qusicutdiximus,ita
proferendasunt.

He sheweth how the


[16] Ostendit
precedent Oration is the qualiter ista oratio
Beginning and Foundation
predicta sit
of the whole Art.
principium &
fundamentum
THatisthefirstFigureoftheNotary
totius artis.
Art,whichismanifestlysitedupona
QuadrangleNote:AndthisisAngelical
Wisdom,understoodoffewinAstronomy;
butintheGlassofAstrology,itiscalled,
TheRingofPhilosophy;andintheNotary
Artitiswritten,TobetheFoundationof
thewholeScience.Butitistoberehearsed
fourtimesaday,beginninginthemorning
once,aboutthethirdhouronce,onceinthe
ninthhour,andonceintheevening.

Ipsaverartisnotori
primafiguraqusuprnotam
quadrangulammanifestandam
sitaest.Ipsaverin
Astronomiexceptionibus
paucishabitisangelica
sapientia.InAstrologiautem
speculophilosophiannulis
nuncupatur.Innotoriaver
artefundamentumtotius
scientiessescribitur
Veruntameninmatutinodiei
quartaproferenda,simul&
continu,scilicetinmane
semel,circatertiamsemel,
circanonamsemel,circa
vesperassemelproferatur.

TheprecedentOrationoughtto
be[14]spokensecretly;andlethimthat
speaksitbealone,andpronounceitwitha
lowvoyce,sothathescarcelyhear
himself.Andthisistheconditionhereof,
thatifnecessityurgeonetodoanygreat
works,heshallsayittwiceinthemorning,
andabouttheninthhourtwice;andlethim
[beconfessed,and]fastthefirstday
whereinherehearsethit,andlethimlive
chastlyanddevoutly.Andthisisthe
orationwhichheshallsay:

Oratioprcedensdebet
proferrisecret&solussitqui
proferateam,&ipsevixaudiat
se:&hcestconditioeius:
quodsinecessitaseumarguerit
alicuiusmagnioperis,poterit
dicimanebis&circanonam
bis&confessussit&ieiunetin
primadie,inquoproferteam,
&viuatcast&deuot.Ethoc
estquoddicithic.

ThisistheOrationofthefour
Tongues,Chaldee,Greek,
HebrewandLatine,evidentlyexpounded,
whichiscalled,"theSplendor
orSpeculumofWisdom."Inallholy

Istaestoratioquatuor
linguarumChald,Grce,
Hebr&latineuidenter
exposita,qusplendorvel
speculumsapientiappellatur.

Lunations,theseOrationsoughttoberead,
onceinthemorning,onceaboutthethird
hour,onceabouttheninthhour,andonce
intheevening.

Insingulislunationibussanctis
prdictaoratiodebetlegi,in
manesemelcircatertiamselem
circanonamsemel&circa
vesperassemel.

The Oration.
Assaylemath, Assay, Lemeth,
Azzabue. [15]

Incipitoration.
Assaylemath. Assay
Lemeth. azzabue.

The second part of the


Incipit secunda
precedent Orations, which pars prcedentis
is to be said onely once. orationis, & tantum
semel debet dici.
AZzaylemath, Lemath,
Azacgessenio.

Azzaylemath. Lemath.
Azacgessenio.

The third part of the


Sequitur tertia pars
precedent Oration, which
orationis
is to be spoken together
prcedentis &
with the other.
simul proferatur.
Lemath, Sebanche, Ellithy,
Lemath. Sebanche.
Ellithy aygezo.
Aygezo.

This Oration hath no


Exposition in the Latine.

THisisaholyPrayer,withoutdanger
ofanysin,whichSolomonsaith,is
inexplicablebehumanesense.Andhe
addeth,andsaith,ThattheExplication
thereofismoreprolixious,thancanbe
consideredoforapprehendedbyman;
exceptingalsothosesecrets,whichisnot
lawful,neitherisitgiventomantoutter:
ThereforeheleaveththisOrationwithout
anyExposition,becausenomancould
attaintotheperfection[16]thereof:andit
wasleftsoSpiritual,becausetheAngel
thatdeclaredittoSolomon,laidan
inexcusableprohibitionuponit,saying,
Seethatthoudonotpresumetogivetoany
other,nortoexpoundanythingoutofthis
Oration,neitherthouthyself,noranyone
bythee,noranyoneafterthee:Foritisa
holyandSacramentalMystery,thatby
expressingthewordsthereof,Godheareth
thyPrayer,andincreaseththyMemory,
Understanding,Eloquence,and
establisheththemallinthee.Letitberead
inappointedtimesoftheLunation;as,in
thefourthdayoftheMoon,theeighthand
twelfth,asitiswrittenandcommanded:
saythatOrationverydiligentlyfourtimes
inthosedayes;verilybelieving,That
therebythystudyshallsuddenlybe
increased,andmadeclear,withoutany
ambiguity,beyondtheapprehensionof
humaneReason.[17]

[17] Hic exponitur


qualiter non habet
expositionem in
latino.
Hicestoratiosanctasine
totiuspeccatipericulo
qua[587]Salomonaithumanis
sensibusesseinexplicabilem:
&subiunxit:Prolixiorest,
inquit,eiusexpositio,qumab
homineconsideraripotest,
exceptisillissecretisquenon
licetnecdanturhominiloqui.
Quamorationemidcircototam
inexpositamreliquit,quiade
ipsiusorationisnullusad
perfectionemsummatimdeea
poteritprlibare.Cuiusrei
causatameneratspiritualis,
quiaAngelusipsamdeferensin
recusabiliprohibitione
Salomoniait:Videnedehac
orationealiquidexponerevel
transferreprsumas,nectu,
necquisperte,necquispost
te.Sacramentalesiquidmeius
mysteriumest,vtexpresso
sermoneverborumque
orationisaudiuitDeus
orationemtuam,vttibi
intelligentia,memoria,
facundia&horumtrium
stabilitasaugeatur.diebus
lunationisdeterminatisscilicet
ininquartaluna,8.12,&sic
deincepssicutprceptum&
scriptumest,ipsamorationem
diligenterinprmissisdiebus
quaterlegecredensdeeaquod
studiumabsqueambiguitate
suprahumanummodumsubit
adaugeri.

Of the Efficacy of that


Oration which is
inexplicable to humane
sense.

[18] De efficacia
eiusdem orationis
que inexplicabilis
est humanosensu.

Hcestomninoquam
Salomonflicitatemingenij,&
ThehappinessofWit,and
lumenanimMagister
M.Apolloniustermethit,TheLightofthe
Apolloniusappellauit,&
Soul,andtheSpeculumofWisdom:And,I
speculumsapientieandem
suppose,thesaidOrationmaybecalled,
nuncupauit.Etipsam
TheImageofEternalLife:theVertueand
orationemviteterm
Efficacywhereofissogreat,thatitis
imaginemarbitror
understoodorapprehendedofveryfewor
appellandam.Cuiuscunque
none.
tantasitefficaciapaucis
hominibus&fernullis
Thereforehavingessayedsome
dignosciturvel
Petitions,SignsandPrecepts,wegive
comprehenditur.
themasanentrancetothosethings
whereofweintendtospeak;ofwhichthey
[20a]Prlibatisergo
arepart,thatwehavespokenofbefore.
quibusdampetitionibus,
Nevertheless,beforewecometospeakof
signaculissiueprceptisquasi
them,somethingsarenecessarytobe
quendamintroitumdedimusad
declared,wherebywemaymoreclearly
eaqudicturisumusdequibus
andplainlysetforthourintendedHistory:
tamenpartemeahabent,qu
For,aswehavesaidbefore,thereare
suprdiximus.Veruntamen
certainExceptionsoftheNotaryArt;some
antequamadeamperueniatur,
whereofaredarkandobscure,andothers
qudamarbitrornecessaria,
plainandmanifest.
quibuspleniusarqueclariusad
propositampertingetur
FortheNotaryArthathaBookin
historiam.Suntenimvtsupr
Astronomy,whereofitisthe
diximus,qudamexceptiones
Beginning[18]andmistris;andtheVertue
Notoriartis.Dequibus
thereofissuch,thatallArtsaretaughtand
qudamobcur&qudam
derivedfromher.Andwearefurtherto
clar&manifestsunt
know,ThattheNotaryArtdothina
wonderfulmannercontainand
[20b]Exipsaautem
comprehendwithinitself,allArts,andthe
Astronomianotoriaarslibrum
KnowledgeofallLearning,
habet,cuiusipsaestprincipium
asSolomonwitnesseth:Thereforeitis
&Magistra.Eteiusefficacia
called,TheNotaryArt,becauseincertain
estquodexeaomnesartes
briefNotes,itteachethandcomprehendeth
doceantur.Sciendumestetiam
theknowledgeofallArts:for
artemnotoriam&omnesartes,
soSolomonalsosaithinhis
&omnemliteratamscientiam,

THisisthatonelywhichSolomoncalls

TreatiseLemegeton,thatis,inhisTreatise mirabilitercontinere,qu
ofSpiritualandSecretExperiments.
testanteSalomone,ideoestars
notoriaquiaquibusdamnotulis
breuissimisomnium
comprehensibiliterscriptorum
edocetcognitionemsicutetiam
aitSalomonin
tractuLemegeton,hocestin
tractuspiritualium&
secretorumexperimentorum.

Here he sheweth, in what [21] Hic ostenditur


manner those Notes differ qua ratione in arte
in Art, and the reason
ista differant not,
thereof; for a Note is a
& ista est ratio.
certain knowledge, by the Nota enim est est
Oration and Figure before qudam cognitio
set down.
per orationem et
figuram
UtoftheOrationsandFigures,
suprapositam.

mentionshallbemadeintheirdueplace, [588]
andhowtheNotesarecalledintheNotary
Seddeorationibus&figuris
Art.Nowhemakethmentionofthat
mentiosuotemporehabenda
Oration,whichiscalled,TheQueenof
Tongues:foramongsttheseOrations,there ratioest,quareinartenotoria
notdicantur.Modofacit
isone[19]moreexcellentthantherest,
whichKingSolomonwouldthereforehave mentionemdequadamoratione
becalled,TheQueenofTongues,because queReginalinguappellatur.
Interistastamenorationesvna
ittakesaway,asitwere,withacertain
estexcellentiorquamRex
SecretcoveringtheImpedimentsofthe
Tongue,andgivethitamarvellousFaculty SalomonReginamlinguid
circovoluitappellari,quia
ofEloquence.Whereforebeforewe
proceedfurther,takealittleEssayofthat quodamsecretotegimento
Oration:ForthisisanOrationwhichinthe impedimentumlinguaufert,
Scriptureswearetaughttohavealwayesin &mirabilemeloquentitribuit
facultatem,adquamantequam
ourmouthes;butitistakenoutof
theChaldeanLanguage:which,althoughit perueniaturparumperdeipsa
orationeestprlibandum.Ipsa
beshort,isofawonderfulVertue;that
enimestoratio,quin
whenyoureadethatScripture,withthe
scripturisdocendisinore
Orationbeforementioned,youcannot
keepsilentthosethings,whichtheTongue semperhabendaest,de
andUnderstandingsuggest,andadminister Chaldotamensermone
extortaest:qulictbreuissit,
tothee.
mirabilisefficaciest,vtcum
TheOrationwhichfollows,isacertain ipsamscripturamlegeris
orationeprmemorata,reticere
InvocationoftheAngelsofGod,andit
provokethEloquence,andoughttobesaid nonpoteris,qutibimens&
linguasuggesserint&
inthebeginningoftheScripture,andin
administrabunt.
thebeginningoftheMoneth.[20]

The Oration

[22]Istaoratioqu
sequitur,estqudaminuocatio
AngelorumDei,&prouocat
facundiam,&inprincipio

scripturarumdebetdici,&in
principiomensisprfertur.
Incipitoratio.

Lameth. Leynach.

[1] Ameth, Leynach, Semach, Semach. belmai. (ist


Belmay, (these Orations have orationes non habent
proprias lunationes, vt
not proper Lunations, as the
dicit commentator supra
Commentator saith upon the
Gloss, Azzailement, Gesegon, in glossa azzailemat
Geseg Lothamasim,
Lothamasim, Ozetogomaglial, Ozetogomaglial.
Zeziphier, Josanum, Solatar,
Zeziphier, Iosanum:
Bozefama, Defarciamar,
Solatac, Bozefama,
Zemait, Lemaio, Pheralon,
dafarciamar, zemait,
Lemaio, pheralon,
Anuc, Philosophi, Gregoon,
Anuc, philosophi
Letos, Anum, Anum, Anum.)
Gregoon Letos anum,
anum anum.)

How this Oration is to be


[23] Qualiter ista
said in the beginning of
oration proferatur
every Moneth, chastly, and
in principio
with a pure minde.
cuiuslibet mensis
cast & puro
NthebeginningoftheScriptures,are
cporde semper
tobetaught,howtheprecedentOration
proferatur.

oughttobespokenmostsecretly,and
nothingoughttoberetained,whichthy
MindeandUnderstandingsuggestsand
promptstotheeinthereadingthereof:
Thenalsofollowcertainwords,whichare
Preceptsthereof,whichoughtalwayesto
bebeguninthebeginningoftheMoneth,
andalsoinotherdayes.Iwouldalsonote
this,Thatitistobe
pronounced[21]wisely,andwiththe
greatestreverence;andthatfasting,before
youhavetakeneitherMeatorDrink.

Vtinprincipioscripturarum
docendarumsecretissimdebet
dicioratioprdicta,&qutibi
legentimens&lingua
suggesterit,reticerinondebet.
Prtereasequunturqudam
verbaprceptadeilla,quiain
principiomensissemperincipi
debent,&etiaminalijsdiebus.
Istaetiamestqumemoriam.
Sedtamensapienter&cum
maximvenerationisofficio,
&antequamcibus&potus
sumatur,proferendaest.

Here followeth the Prayer [24] Sequitur oratio


we spake of before, to
de qu locuti
obtain a good Memory.
sumus ad
producendam
[2]
Most Mighty God,
memoriam.
Invisible God, Theos Patir
Deus summe Deus
Heminas; by thy
inuisibilis. Theos patir
Heminas per archangelos
Archangels, Eliphamasay,
tuos eliphamasai
Gelonucoa, Gebeche Banai,
Gerabcai, Elomnit; and by thy gelonucoa. Gebeche
glorious Angels, whose Names banai Gerabcai,
elomnit: Et per angelos
are so Consecrated, that they
tuos gloriosos, quorum,
cannot be uttered by us; which nomina adeo consecrata
are these, Do. Hel. X. P. A. Li.
sunt, vt nobis proferri
O. F. &c. which cannot be
non debent qu sunr
hc: do. hel. x. p. a. li.
Comprehended by Humane
o. ff.&c. qu humanis
Sense.

sensibus comprehendi
non licet.

Here following is the


Sequitur prologus
Prologue of the precedent prdict orationis,
Oration, which provoketh
que prouocat &
and procureth Memory,
adhibet memoriam
and is continued with the & continuatur cum
precedent Note.
prcedenci Nota.
Horatiodebetdicicum
prcedentiorationeproxima,
theprecedentOration;towit,Lameth:and scilicetLemath&cumista.Te
withthis,Ibeseechtheetoday,OTheos, quesohodieoTheossemper
tobesaidalwaysasonecontinued
proferendaprovnaoratione.Si
Oration.IfitbefortheMemory,letitbe
promemoria,inmanedicatur.
saidinthemorning;ifforanyothereffect, Siproaliaefficaciavespere
intheevening.[22]Andthusletitbesaid dicatur.Etsicdicaturin
inthehouroftheevening,andinthe
vespertina[589]hora,&in
morning:Andbeingthuspronounced,with mane.Etsiproferatur,vt
theprecedentOration,itincreaseththe
dictumest,istacumoratione
Memory,andhelpeththeImperfectionsof precedenti,prouocat
theTongue.
memoriam&linguam

THisOrationoughttobesaidnextto

impeditamsoluit.

Here beginneth the


Prologue of this Oration.

I Beseech thee, O my Lord, to

[25] Hic incipit


ipsius orationis
prologus.
Te quso Domine m

illuminate the Light of my


illumina conscientiam
Conscience with the Splendor meam splendore luminis
tui, & illustra & confirma
of thy Light: Illustrate and
intellectum meum odore
confirm my Understanding,
suauitatis spiritus tui,
with the sweet odour of thy
adorna animam meam vt
Spirit. Adorn my Soul, that
audiendo audiam, &
hearing I may hear and what I audita memoriter teneam.
hear, I may retain in my
Reforma Domine cor
Memory. O Lord, reform my
meam: Instaura Deus
heart, restore my senses, and sensem meum: Placa
pijssime memoriam: Aperi
strengthen them; qualifie my
mititissime animam
Memory with thy Gifts:
Mercifully open the dulness of meam: Tempera
benignissime linguam
my Soul. O most merciful God, meam per gloriosum &
temper the frame of my
ineffabile nomen tuum. Tu
Tongue, by thy most glorious
qui es fons bonitatis, &
and unspeakable Name: Thou totius pietatis origo,
habeas patientiam in me
who are the Fountain of all
& memoriam da mihi, &
Goodness; the Original and
Spring of Piety, have patience quod te petij in oratione
with me, give a good Memory hac sancta largiaris mihi.
Et qui peccantem non
unto me, and bestow upon me statim iudicas, sed ad
what I pray of thee in this holy pnitentiam misertus
Oration. O thou who dost not
expectas, te quso
forthwith Judge a
indignus precor, vt
facinorum meorum &
sinner, [23] but mercifully
peccatorum meorum
waitest, expecting his
scelera extinguas &
Repentance; I (though
unworthy) beseech thee to take abstergas, & me petitione
tanta per Angelorum
away the guilt of my sins, and tuorum virtutem de
wash away my wickedness and quibus prfatus sum,
offences, and grant me these dignum & efficacem esse
my Petitions, by the verture of facias, qui es Trinus Deus.
thy holy Angels, thou who art Amen.
one God in Trinity. Amen.

Here he sheweth some


other Vertue of the
precedent Oration.

[26] Hic ostendis


alias efficacias quas
habet prdicta
oratio.
IfthoudoubtofanygreatVsion,whatit

mayforeshew;orifthouwouldstseeany
greatVsion,ofanydangerpresentorto
come;orifthouwouldstbecertifiedof
anyonethatisabsent,saythisOration
threetimesintheeveningwithgreat
reverenceanddevotion,andthoushalt
haveandseethatwhichthoudesirest.

Here followeth an Oration


of great Vertue, to attain
the knowledge of the
Physical Art, having also
many other Vertues and
Efficacy.

IFyouwouldhavetheperfect

Hanceandemorationem,&
sidealiquamagnavisione
dubitaueris,quidprtendere
debeatvelsimagnamvisioni
depericuloinstantisiuede
futuroviderevolueris,velde
quouisabsentevishabere
certitudinem,vespereterdicas
cumsummvenerationis
obsequio,&videbisquod
petieris.

[28] Hc incipit
oratio magn
virtutis, & est de
cognitione artis
physix & habes
plures virtutes &
efficacias.

knowledgeofanyDisease,whetherthe
sametendtodeathorlife:ifthesickparty
lielanguishing,standbeforehim,&say
thisOrationthreetimeswithgreat
Sivishaberecognitionem
reverence.[24]
dealicuiusgritudine,vtrum
admortemveladvitamsit
infirmus.Siiacueritlanguens,
assistenscorameodicaster
cummagnareuerentia.

The Oration of the Physical [29] Incipit oratio


Art.
physic artis.

IHesus fili Dominus


Incomprehensibilis: Ancor,
Anacor, Anylos, Zohorna,
Theodonos, hely otes Phagor,
Norizane, Corichito, Anosae,
Helse Tonope, Phagora.

Another part of the same


Oration.

Ihesus fili: Dominus


incomprehensibilis: Ancor
, Anacor, Anylos
Zohorna, Theodonos,
helyotes phagor,
Norizane, Corichito,
Anosae, helse, Tonope
phagora.

Sequitur alia pars


orationis.

Elleminator,Candoneshelosi,
Tephagain,Tecendum,Thaones,Behelos, Elleminator, Candones
Belhoros,HochoPhagan,Corphandonos, helosi, Tephagain,
Humannatus&vosEloytusPhugora:Be Tecendum, Thaones,
presentyeholyAngels,advertiseandteach Behelos, Belhoros.
me,whethersuchaoneshallrecover,or hocho phagan,
Corphandonos, human
dyeofthisInfirmity.
natus, & vos Eloytus
phugora. Angeli sancti
adeste & aduertite &
docete me vtrum talis
conualescat an moriatur
de ista infirmitate.
Thisbeingdone,thenaskthesick
person,Friend,howdostthoufeelthyself?
Andifheanswerthee.Ifeelmyselfat
goodease,Ibegintomend,orthelike;
thenjudgewithoutdoubt,Thesickperson
shallrecover:butifheanswer,Iamvery
grievouslyill,orworseandworse;then
doubtlessconclude,Hewilldyeonthe
morrow:Butifheanswer,Iknownothow
mystateandconditionis,whetherbetteror
worse;thenyoumayknowlikewise,That
he[25]willeitherdye,orhisdiseasewill
changeandalterfortheworse.Ifitbea
Childe,thatisnotofyearscapabletomake
ananswer;orthatthesicklanguishso
grievously,thatheknowethnothow,or
willnotanswer,saythisOrationthree
times;andwhatyoufindefirstrevealedin

[30a]Hocacto,Tunc
interrogabisinfirmum.Amice
qualitertusentiste?&si
responderittibi,ben
conualescam,velaliudtale
simile,sciasproculdubi,quod
advitamestinfirmus.Siautem
respondeatgrauitervel
malsto,velaliudsimile,scias
proculdubioipsumin
proximomoriturum.[590]Si
autemresponndeatnecio
qualitersto,sciassimiliter
quodmoritur,velinfirmitasin
grauiusmutabitur.Siautem
puerfuerit,qui&tatem
correspondendinonhabuerit
autmalor,languensinfirmus

Cf. LIH
XXVI.
Cf. LIH
XXVII.

yourminde,thatjudgetocometopassof
him.

Furthermoreifanyonedissembleand
seektohideorcoverhisinfirmity;saythe
sameOration,andtheAngelicalVertue
shallsuggestthetruthtothee.Ifthe
diseasedpersonbefarreoff;whenyou
hearhisName,saylikewisethisOration
forhim,andyourmindeshallrevealtoyou
whetherheshallliveordye.

grauitervelnoluerit:post
orationemdictamterqd
inuenerisprimoinmentetua,
deipsofuturumscias.

[30b]Porrsiquis
infirmitatemsuamsimulauerit
velcelauerit,dicaseandem
orationem,&suggerettibi
virtusangelicaveritatem.Si
verlonginquusinfirmus
fuerit,auditonomineeius,pro
eosimiliterdicashanc
orationem,&veniettibiin
IfyoutouchthePulseofanyonethatis animotuo,vtrumviueredebeat
sick,sayingthisOration,theeffectofhis siuemori,
Infirmityshallberevealedtoyou.
Situinfirmialicuiuspulsum
OrifyoutouchthePulseofany
tetigeris,eademoratione
WomanwithChilde,sayingthesame
memorata,reuelabiturtibi,
Oration,itshallberevealed,whethershe cuiusmodifueriteffectus
shallbringforthaMaleorFemale.
infirmitatis.Sietiamalicuius
mulierisprgnantispulsum
Butknow,thatthisMiracleproceeds
tetigeris,orationememorata,
notfromyourownNature,butfromthe
reuelabiturtibivtrumsit
NatureandVertueoftheholy[26]Angels; masculusvelfmina,
itbeingapartoftheirOffice,wonderfully qdsconcepit.Sciastillud
torevealthesethingstoyou.Ifyoudoubt miraculumnonexnaturatua
oftheVirginityofanyone,saythis
proueniresedsanctorum
Orationinyourminde,anditshallbe
Angelorum,quorumagerehic
revealedtoyou,whethershebeaVirgin, parsofficikestvirtutem&
orCorrupt.
naturamtibimirabiliter
reuelare.Itemsidevirginitate
alicuiusdubitaueriseadem
orationereuelatamemorabitur
tibivtrumsitvirgovel
corrupta.

Here follows an efficacious


[31] Hec est
Preface of an Oration,
prsatio orationis
shewing what Verture and
efficacia quam
Efficacy you may thereby
efficaciam quam
prove every day.
virtutem poteris
qualibet die
OfthisOrationSolomonsaith,Thatby
itanewknowledgeofPhysickistobe
probare.
receivedfromGod:Uponwhich,hehath
laidthiscommand,andcallethit,The
MiraculousandEfficaciousFoundationof
thePhysicalScience;andthatitcontaineth
initthequantityandqualityofthewhole
PhysicalArtandScience:whereinthereis
contained,ratheramiraculousand
specious,thenfearfulorterribleMiracle,
whichasoftensoeverasthoureadestthe
same,regardnotthepaucityofwords,but
praisetheVertueofsogreataMystery:
For,Solomonhimselfspeakingofthe
subtilityoftheNotoryArt,wonderfully
extollstheDivineHelp;towit,Because
wehaveproposeda[27]greatthing,thatis
tosaysomanyandsogreatMysteriesof
Nature,containedundersospecious
brevity,thatIsupposethemtobeasa
generalProblemtobeproposedinthe
ordinationofsosubtileandexcellenta
work;thatthemindeoftheReaderor
Hearermaybethemoreconfirmedand
fixedhereupon.

Deistaorationeait
Salomon,hancnouam
cognitionemphysicDeo
accipi:vndevocauit&dixit
hocmandatummiraculumcum
esseefficaxfundamentum
physicscienti,&quod
contineatinsequantitatem&
qualitatemscientitotiusartis
physiceinquareestmirabiliter
magisspeciosumquam
horridummiraculum.Tuat
quotiescunquelegeris,non
adverborumpaucitatem,sed
mysterijtantilaudavirtutem.
IpseenimSalomondeartis
Notorisubtilitatediuini
auxilijmirabililibertate
extorsit:Scilicetquiagrande
quoddamproponimusvidelicet
tot&tantasubtamspeciosa
breuitateconstringere
naturaliumarbitroresse
aliquodgeneraleprohemiumin
tamsubtilis&excellentis
operisordinationeproponi,vt
magicanimusauditorissuper
hcconfortetur&
conualescat.

[32a]Hicdiciturqualiter
Here he sheweth how
vnaququenotavnius
cuiusqueartissuumhabet
every Note of every Art,
ought to exercise his own exercereofficium,&not
office; and that the Notes vniusartisadaliamartem
of one Art profit not to the sciendamnonprosunt,&
sciendumest,quodomnes
knowledge of another Art; figursuaspropriashabent
and we are to know, That orationes.

all Figures have their


proper Orations.

Wecomenow,accordingtoour
strength,todividethefamiliesofthe
NotoryArt;andleavingthatpartwhichis
natural,wecometothegreaterpartsofthe
Art:forSolomon,agreatComposer,and
thegreatestMasteroftheNotoryArt,
comprehendethdiversArtsunderthe
Notionthereof.Thereforehecalleththisa
NotoryArt,becauseitshouldbetheArtof
Arts,andScienceofSciences;
which[28]comprehendethinitselfallArts
andSciences,LiberalandMechanick:And
thosethingswhichinotherArtsarefullof
longandtediouslocutions,fillingupgreat
prolixiousVolumesofBooks,wearying
outtheStudent,throughthelengthoftime
toattaintothem:InthisArtare
comprehendedverybrieflyinafewwords
orwritings,sothatitdiscovereththose
thingswhicharehardanddifficult,making
theingeniouslearnedinaveryshorttime,
bythewonderfulandunheardofVertueof
thewords.
Thereforewe,towhomsuchafaculty
oftheknowledgeoftheScriptureof
Sciencesisgranted,havewhollyreceived
thisgreatgift,andinestimablebenefit,
fromtheoverflowinggraceofthemost
highCreator.AndwhereasallArtshave
theirseveralNotesproperlydisposedto
them,andsignifiedbytheirFigures;and
theNoteofeveryArt,hathnotanyoffice

Disseramusergopro
possibilitatisnostrviribus
notoriartisfacultatem,&
quodnaturaliumest,admaiora
artisaccedamus.Salomon
etenimartisNotorimagnus
compositor,diuersarumartium
subipsacontentarumMagister
quidemmaximus.Artemipsam
idcirconotoriamappellauit,eo
quodessetarsartium&
scientiascientiarum,
queomnesartesliberales&
mechanica:&exceptiuasinse
comprehendit:&quin
cterisartibus[591]longis&
grauibusloquutionibusnecnon
prolixis&fastidiosislibrorum
voluminibuspermaximi
temporisspacium,quibus
ingeniosocomprehenduntcum
paucisverbis&scriptis
paruissimisquosuisimperitos
&duros,perbreuespacium
temporismirabili&inaudita
verborumacnominumvirtute
redditcruditos.
[32b]Nosergoquibustanta
facultassummicreatoris
affluentigratiaratione
scripturescientiarumconcessa
tantummunus&tamegregium
donumcompetenterrecipimus.

oftranscendingtoanotherArt,neitherdo
theNotesofoneArtprofitorassisttothe
knowledgeofanotherArt:Thereforethis
mayseemalittledifficult,asthissmall
Treatise,whichmay[29]becalled
aPreludiumtotheBodyoftheArt:we
willexplaintheNotesseverally;andthat
whichismorenecessary,weshallbythe
DivineProvidencediligentlysearchoutthe
severalSciencesoftheScripture.

Namcumartessingulnotas
sibidispositas&prnotatas
habeantcumfiguris,&cum
notavniuscuiusqueartissuum
nonhabuerittransscendendi
officium,adaliamartem
scientiamnotvniusartisnon
prosuntnecvalent:&quia
aliquantulumhocestdifficile,
inhoctractuparuuloquod
paludiumadipsumcorpus
artisdicitur.Desingulisipsius
Notissingulatim&illudquod
magisnecessariumestad
diuersarumscripturarum
scientiasacquirendasdiuinitus
exploremus.

A certain special Precept. Hic ponit quoddam


speciale
Hisisnecessaryforus,and
prceptum.

necessarilywesupposewillbeprofitable
toposterity,thatweknowhowto
comprehendthegreatprolixiousVolumes
ofwritings,inbriefandcompendious
Treatises;which,thatitmayeasilybe
done,wearediligentlytoenquireoutthe
wayofattainingtoit,outofthethreemost
ancientBookswhichwerecomposed
bySolomon;thefirstandchiefestthingto
beunderstoodtherein,is,ThattheOration
beforethesecondChapter,istobeused
longbeforeeveryspeech,thebeginning
whereofisAssay:andthewordsofthe
Orationaretobesaidinacompetentspace
oftime;butthesubsequentpartofthe
Orationisthenchieflytobesaid,when
youdesiretheknowledgeoftheVolumes
ofwritings,andlooking[30]intotheNotes
thereof.ThesameOrationisalsotobe
said,whenyouwouldclearlyandplainly
understandandexpoundanyScienceor
greatMystery,thatisonasudden
proposedtoyou,whichyouneverheardof
before:sayalsothesameOrationatsuch
time,whenanythingofgreatconsequence
isimportunedofyou,whichatpresentyou
havenotthefacultyofexpounding.Thisis
awonderfulOration,whereofwehave
spoken;thefirstpartwhereofisexpounded
intheVolumeoftheMagnitudeofthe
qualityofArt.

[33]Illudestnobis
necessariumnecessario&
posterisnostrisidoneum
arbitramur&vtile,vt
quibusdamcompendiosis
tractatibusprolixa&magna
scripturarumvolumina
cognoscamus:Quoavtleuiter
fieripossitdelibris
antiquissimistribus,quia
Salomonecompositisunt
diligentissiminquiramus.In
quorumprimoilludprimum&
specialeintelligendumest,qui
orationeprmissaante
secundumcapituluminomni
sermonelongovtendumest,
principiumcuiusorationis
estAssay.&competenti
temporeverbaorationis
dicantur.Subsequensautem
parsorationistuncprecipu
dicendaest,quandoad
cognitionemscripturarum
voluminareuoluendonotam
inspexeris.Tuncetiamdicenda
estipsaoratio,quandograuem
scientiamtibianteainauditam,
subitillamtibipropositam,&
lucid&plenarienucleare&
proponerevolueris:ipsoetiam
temporeeandemorationem
dices,quandotibialiquod
importunum,aliquodgraue
dixerit,quodtuefacultatisnon
sitexponere,eandem
orationemcommemorabis.Ista
estorationdequalocutisumus,
&estmirabilisoratio,cuius
parsprimainvoluminede

magnitudinequalitatis
exponitur.

The Oration.

[34] Incipit Oratio.

LAmed, Rogum, Ragia,

Lamed, Rogum, Ragia,


Ragium, Ragiomal,
Agalad, Eradioch,
Anchovionos, lochen,
saza, ya, manichel,
mamacuo, lephoa,
Bozaco, Cogemal,
Salayel, ytsunanu,
azaroch, beyestar,
amak.

Ragium, Ragiomal, Agaled,


Eradioch, Anchovionos,
Lochen, Saza, Ya, Manichel,
Mamacuo, Lephoa, Bozaco,
Cogemal, Salayel, Ytsunanu,
Azaroch, Beyestar, Amak.
TotheoperationoftheMagnitudeof
Art,thisOrationcontainethinthesecond
place,ageneralTreatiseofthefirstNote
ofallScripture,partoftheExposition
whereof,wehavefullyexplained[31]in
theMagnitudeofthequalityofthesame
Art.ButtheReaderhathhardlyheardof
theadmirableMysteryoftheSacramental
Intellectofthesame:Lethimknowthis
foracertain,anddoubtnotoftheGreek
wordsoftheOrationaforesaid,butthatthe
beginningofthemisexpoundedinLatine.

[35]demagnitudinead
operationem.Istaoratio
Cp. LIH
contineturinlocosecundo
XXVIII.
primnotgeneralistractatus
deomniscriptura.Cuius
expositionispartemde
magnitudinequalitatisartis
eiusdemsatisexplanauimus:
sedneprorsusipsius
sacramentalisintellectus
admiransmysterium
rudishabereturauditor,hoc
sciatcertissi,velnihildubitans
deverbisgrecisipsiusorationis
supradicteesseprincipium
expositioniseuisin
latino.[592]

The beginning of the


Oration.

OHEternalandUnreprehensible

Memory!OhUncontradictibleWisdom!
OhUnchangeablePower!Letthyright
handencompassmyheart,andtheholy
AngelsofthyEternalCounsel;compleat
andfillupmyConsciencewiththy
Memory,andtheodourofthyOintments;
andletthesweetnessofthyGrace
strengthenandfortifiemyUnderstanding,
throughthepuresplendorandbrightness
ofthyholySpirit;byvertuewhereof,the
holyAngelsalwayesbeholdandadmire
thebrightnessofthyface,andallthyholy
andheavenlyVertues;Wisdom,wherewith
thouhastmadeallthings;Understanding,
bywhichthouhastreformedallthings;
Perseveranceuntoblessedness,whereby
thouhastrestoredandconfirmedthe
Angels;Love,wherebythouhastrestored
lostMankinde,andraisedhimafterhis
FalltoHeaven;Learning,wherebythou
wer'tpleasedtoteachAdamtheknowledge
ofeveryScience:Inform,repleat,instruct,
restore,correct,andrefineme,thatImay
bemadenewintheunderstanding[of]thy
Precepts,andinreceivingtheSciences
whichareprofitableformySouland
Body,andforallfaithfulbelieversinthy
Namewhichisblessedforever,world
withoutend.

[36] Incipit Oratio.


Memoriairreprehensibilis,
sapientiaincontradicibilis,
efficaciaincommutabilis
aeterniconsilijangelos
complecteturcormeumdextra
tua,adimpleatconscientiam
meanmemoriatua,&odor
vnguentorumtuorum,dulcedo
gratiaetuaemuniatmentem
meumsplendoreSpiritus
sancti,&claritate,quaAngeli
faciemtuamcumomnibus
coelivirtutibusintuerisanctam
sinefinedesiderant.Sapientia
quaomniareparasti:
Intelligentiaquaomnia
informasti,beatitudinis
perseuerantiaquaAngelos
restituisti:Dilectio,qua
hominespostlapsumad
coelestiatraxisti,Doctrinaqua
Adamomnemscientiam
doceredignatuses.Informa,
reple,instrue,instaura,corrige,
&reficemevtfiamnouusin
mandatistuisintelligendis&in
suscipiendascientiaanimae&
corporismei,&omnium
fideliumcredentiuminnomine
tuo,quodestbenedictumin
seculaseculorum.

Here is also a particular


Exposition of the foregoing Oration, which he
hath left unexpounded, to
be read by every one that
is learned in this Art; and
know, that no humane
power nor faculty in man
is sufficient to finde out
the Exposition thereof.

ThisOrationisalsocalledbySolomon,
TheGemmeandCrownoftheLord:forhe
saith,IthelpethagainstdangerofFire,or
ofwildeBeastsofthe[33]Earth,beingsaid
withabelievingfaith:foritisaffirmedto
havebeenreportedfromoneofthefour
Angels,towhomwasgivenpowertohurt
theEarth,theSea,andtheTrees.Thereis
anexampleofthisOration,intheBook
called,TheFlowerofheavenlyLearning;
forhereinSolomonglorifiethGod,because
bythisheinspiredintohimtheknowledge
ofTheologie,anddignifiedhimwiththe
DivineMysteriesofhisOmnipotentPower
andGreatness:whichSolomonbeholding
inhisnightSacrifice,bestoweduponhim
bytheLordhisGod,heconveniently
gatheredthegreaterMysteriestogetherin
thisNotoryArt,whichwereholy,and
worthy,andreverendMysteries.These
thingsandMysteriesofTheologiethe
erringGentileshavenotalllost,
whichSolomoncalleth,TheSigneofthe
holyMysteryofGodrevealedbyhis
Angelbefore;andthatwhichiscontained
inthem,isthefulnessofourdignityand

[37] Hc est etiam


particula
expositionis
prfat orationis,
quam vnusquisque
doctorum, qui in
hac arte asseruisse
legitur reliquit
inexpositum. Scias
ad eius
expositionem
nequaquam
humanam posse
sufficere
facultatem.
[38]Hcetiamoratio
SalomoneGemmacoron
Dominiappellatur.Inpericulo,
inquit,ignis,terr,bestiarum,
easiquidemprodestcumfide
dictacredentia.Allatamenim
fuisteabvnoquatuor
Angelorumperhibetur,quibus
datumestnocere&prodesse
terr&mari&arboribus.
Ipsiusetiamorationisexemplar
libriflorumdoctrinclestis
appellauit.Glorificandoenim
SalomoninhocDeum,qudad
Theologiampronutudiuino&
eiusmysterioatque
omnipotentisnobilitatis
inspirauit.Etinspiciens
quasdamorationesipsamin
noctesacrificijmaioris
DominoDeolargiente,inter
aliastransmissaseiusdemartis
notoriconuenienter
collocauit,qusanct&
dignsunt:atquereuerendi
mysterijsunt.Ipsisquidemnon

humaneSalvation.

deTheologiaerrantesomisre
gentiles,quasSalomonsignum
sacrimysterijDeiangelo(alia)
prcedentevocauithocetiam
estopplementumdignitatis
nostr&salutishuman,&
quodineiscontinetur.

The first of these Orations [39] Prima oratio ex


which we call Spiritual, the
istis de quibus
vertue whereof teacheth loquimur spiritualis
Divinity, and preserveth
operatur ad
the memory thereof.
Theologiam, &
[34]
ipsius conseruat
memoriam.
TheseareOrationsalso,whichareof
greatvirtueandefficacytoourSalvation:
ThefirstwhereofisSpiritual,andteacheth
Divinity;andalsoPerseveranceinthe
Memorythereof:
ThereforeSolomoncommandethittobe
called,TheSigneoftheGraceofGod:for,
asEcclesiastessaith,ThisistheSpiritual
GraceofGod,thathathgivenme
knowledgetotreatofallPlants,fromthe
CedarofLebanon,totheHyssopthat
growethonthewall.

Istetiamorationessunt,in
quibusmagnampotestnostra
salushabereefficaciam.
Quarumprimaoratio
SpiritualisadTheologiam
cognoscendam,&ipsius
perseueranterhabetur
memoria,idcircoipsum
signumgratiDeiSalomon
prcepitappellari.Gratiaenim
Deiest,vtinquitEcclesiastes,
spiritualisinverbisqu
inspirauitmihi,vt
disputarem[593]deomniligno
libanivsqueadIsopem,qu
egrediturdepatiete.

The election of time, in


[40] Assignatio
what Lunation these
temporis scilicet in
Orations ought to be said.
qua lunatione
THefirstOrationoughttobesaidonce orationes ist
proferri debent.
inthefirstLunation;inthethird,three

OrationinprimaLunadebet
proferrisemel,&intertiater,
&insextasexies,&innona
nonies,induodecuma
duodecies,indecimaseptima
decemsepties,&indecima
octauatotidem.Invicesima
sextatotidem,In29.totidem,
In30totidem.Ipsaenimoratio
tantvirtutis,tantefficaci
estvtindie,quaipsamdixeris,
determinatopatretantacumin
Butifotherwisethatthouartignorant, eademdievirtusscienti
andithathbeenseenbythyCompanions, Theologiadaugebitur,vtsi
thySuperioursorInferiours,thoughunto voluerisvixdeipsapoteris
othersthoushaltseemtohaveknowledge; reticere:Etsialisimperitus
sueris,socijsvelmaioribus
enterintothestudyofDivinity,andhear
velsubditisvelsimilibusvisus,
theLecturesbythespaceofsome
moneths,castingoffalldoubtfromthee,of &abeisdem&reliquisita
scirevideberis.Subintra
themwhoshallseethee,toknowsuch
studiumTheologi,&audias
things:andinthatdaywhereinthou
lectionesperaliquotmenses,vt
wouldstsayit,livechastly,andsayitin
omnedubiumdeteexcutiatur,
theMorning.
abillisquiteiutascire
viderint.Veruntameninilladie
quadixeriseam,castviuas,&
summomaneamdicas.
times;inthesixth,sixtimes;intheninth,
ninetimes;inthetwelfth.twelvetimes;in
theseventeenth,seventeentimes;andin
theeighteenth,asmanytimes;inthe
twentysixth,asmany;inthetwentyninth,
asmany;andsomanyinthethirtyninth:
forthisOrationisofsogreatvertueand
efficacy,thatintheverydaythoushaltsay
thesame,asifit[35]weredeterminedby
theFather,itshallincreasethyknowledge
intheScienceofDivinity.

Solomontestifieth,ThatanAngel
deliveredthefollowingOrationin
Thunder,whostandethalwayesinthe
PresenceoftheLord,towhomheisnot
dreadful.TheMysteryhereofisholy,and
ofgreatefficacy:neitheroughtthis
Orationtobesaidaboveonce,becauseit
moveththeheavenlySpiritstoperform
anygreatwork.

[41]Attulitistamorationem
subsequentemSalomone
testante,Angeluspropositus
tonittuo,quiinconspectu
Dominosemperassistit,cui
nonestpaufirius,eius
mysteriymsacrosanctumest&
efficacius,vtcumeam
orationemsemellegeris,non
ampliusdicioportet:equod

OfthisOrationhesaith,Thatsogreatis
theMysterythereof,thatitmoveththe
CelestialSpiritstoperformanygreatwork
whichtheDivinePowerpermitteth.Italso
giveththevertue[36]ofitsMystery,thatit
exalteththetongueandbodyofhimthat
speakethit,withsogreatinspiration,asif
somenewandgreatMysterywere
suddenlyrevealedtohisunderstanding.

Here followeth the


beginning of this Oration,
wherein is so great vertue
and efficacy, as we have
said, it being said with
great devotion.
Achacham,Yhel,Chelychem,
Agzyraztor,Yegor,&c.
ThisisthebeginningoftheOration,the
partswhereofarefour:Butthereis
somethingtobesaidofthebeginningby
itself,andofthefourpartsseverally;and
thenbetweenthebeginningandthese
Orations,whicharefour,weshallmake
thiscompetentdivision.

promoueatSpiritusclestesad
aliquidmagnumperagendum.
[42]Deeademoratione
dicit,quodtantumesteius
mysterium,quodetiamspiritus
clestespromoueatadaliquid
magnumperagendumdiuina
permittentepotentia:Habet
etiaminsuimysterijlargitorem
efficacemvtlinguam&corpus
ipsiusproferentistanta
inspirationeexaltetvtquasi
nouumquidetmagnum
mysteriumintellexiste
cognoscat.
[43]Hcautemestorationis
principium,inquatanta
efficaciaestvtdiximus,&cum
magnadeuotioneopuseam
legi.
Achacham yhel,
chelychem, agzyraztor,
yegor, &c.

[44]Istudestprincipium
prfatorationis,cuiuspartes
suntquatuor.Sedde
principiumaliudperse
dicendumest,necnonde
cterisquatuorpartibus
singulatim:prtereainter
principium&ipsasorationes
Forthisisthatwhichistobespokenof qusuntquatuoristam
thebeginningseverally:AndthisOration competentemfacimus
istobedividedintofourparts;andthefirst diuisionem.
partthereofistobesaid,thatis,the
beginning,beforeanyotherpartofthe
[45]Hocenimquodde
Orationistobecompleated.TheseGreek principiodicendumest
Names[37]followingaretobe
singulariter.Eristaoratioin
pronounced.Thisisthedivisionofthese
partes4.diuidendaest,&eius
Orations,Hielma,Helma,Hemna,&c.Oh dictaprimaparte,idest,

GodtheFather,GodtheSon,Godthe
HolySpirit,ConfirmthisOration,andmy
UnderstandingandMemory,toreceive,
understand,andretaintheknowledgeofall
goodScriptures;andgivemeperseverance
ofmindetherein.

principiumantequamparsalia
ipsiusorationisconpleatur,ista
nominagrcasequentia
proferendasunt.Istaestdiuisio
istarumorationum,hielma,
helma,hemna&c.DeusPater,
DeusFilius,Deussancte
spiritus,orationemconfirma&
intellectummeum&
memoriamadsuscipiendam,ad
cognoscendam,[594]ad
retinendamomnium
scripturarumbonarum
scientiam,eloquentiam&
earumbonamperseuerantiam
animi.

ThisisthebeginningofthatOration,
which,aswehavesaidbefore,oughttobe
saidaccordingto[*after]theProlations
[=postponements]andConstitutions
[=arrangements]thereof;andoughttobe
repeated,becauseoftheforgetfulnessof
ourMemory,andaccordingtotheexercise
ofourwit,andaccordingtothesanctityof
ourlife;therebeingcontainedinitsogreat
aMystery,andsuchefficaciousVertue.

[48]Istudestprincipium
prfatorationis,qusicut
diximus,dicidebetsecundum
prolationes&secundum
constitutionesipsiusobnostr
memoriobliuionemrecitari
habet,&secundumexercitium
ingenij,&secundum
sanctitatemvitnostr,&in
eaesttalemysterium,&talis
efficaciavirtutis.

TherefollowethanothersubtileOration,
whereiniscontainedaSacramental
Mystery,andwhereineveryperfect
Scienceiswonderfullycompleated:For
herebyGodwouldhaveustoknow,what
thingsareCelestial,andwhatareTerrene;
andwhatheavenlythingstheCelestial
effecteth,andwhatearthlythingsthings
theTerrene:becausetheLordhathsaid,
Myeyeshave[38]seentheimperfect,and
inthybookeverydayshallbeformedand
written,andnomaninthem,&c.Soitisin
thePreceptsofGod:forwearenotableto
writeallthings,howtheSunhaththesame
courseasatfirst,thatourordermaybe

[49]Sequituraliasubtilis
oratio,inquacontineturtam
sacramentalemysterium,&in
quaomnisscientiaperfecta
mirabilitercompletur.Deista
enimvoluitDeusvtsciremus
quclestia,quterrena,&
quilibetsecundumclestia
clestis,&secundumterrena
terrenusefficitur.Quia
Dominusdixit:Imperfectum
videruntoculimei,&inlibro
tuoomnesscribunturdies,
formabuntur&nemoineis&c.
Sicenimhabitandumestin

confirmed:forallwritingwhatsoever,
whichisnotfromGod,isnottoberead;
forGodhimselfwouldhaveallthingsto
bedivided:&thisishowthesearetobe
used,beforethesecondpart,which
containethsogloriousandexcellent
ConsecrationsofOrations,&defineththe
Consecratedparttohavepowerinthe
Heavens,andinnowisecanbedefinedby
humanetongues.

prceptisDei.Nonenum
possumusomniascribere,vt
Solhabeareundemcursum
quemprimohabuit&
confirmeturordonoster.Omnis
enimscriptura,qucunque
Deononest,legendanonest.
VoluitautemipseDeus
diuidereomnia,&hocest
quomodoistasuntagendaante
secundampartem,qutam
gloriosas&excellentes
orationumconsecrationes
continet,&quconsecratam
parteminclishabere
definiturvtnequaquamilla
linguishumanispossitdefiniri.

This is the beginning of


[50] Istud est
the second part of that
principium
Oration spoken of before,
secund partis
which is of so great
istius orationis qu
vertue.
tand est
efficaci, sicut
Aglaros,Theomiros,Thomitos,&c.
dictum est
superius.
Aglaros Theomiros.
Thomitos &c.
Thisisthesecondpartoftheprecedent
Oration,ofwhichsomesingularthingisto
bespoken.Whereforeifthousayestthis
Oration,commemoratingthefirstpart
thereof,saytheOrationfollowing,and
thoushalt[39]perceivethepreceptswhich
aretherein.
Oh God of all things, who art my
God, who in the beginning hast
created all things out of nothing,
and hast reformed all things by the
Holy Spirit; compleat and restore
my conscience, and heal my

[51]Istaoratioprcedens Cp. LIH


estsecundaparsorationis,de XV.6.
quaaliudsingulariter
dicendumest.Vndeseistam
orationemdicerisprimaparte
eiuscommemorata,istam
orationemsequentemdicas&
pruideasprceptaqusunt
inea.
Deus omnium qui es Deus
meus, qui in principio
creasti omnia ex nihilo,
Cum Spiritu tuo omnia

understanding, that I may glorify


reformasti, comple,
thee in all my works, thoughts and restaura, conscientiam
words.
meam, & sana intellectum
meam, vt glorificeme per
omnia opera cogitationum
mearum, & verborum
meorum.
AndafterthouhastsaidthisOration,
makealittlerespitethespaceofhalfan
hour,andthensaythethirdpartofthe
Oration,whichfollows:Megal,Legal,
Chariotos,&c.havingsaidthisthirdpart
oftheOration,thenmeditatewiththyself
abouttheScripturesthoudesiresttoknow;
andthensaythisOration:

Oh thou that art the Truth,


Light, and Way, of all
Creatures: Oh just God, vivify
me, and confirm my
understanding, and restore my
knowledge and conscience
unto me, as thou didst unto
King Solomon, Amen.

Commemoratingthepartsaccordingto
thatwhichislaiddown,addtheOration
following:theotherOrationsbeingsaid,
saythefourthpartoftheOration,whichis
this:Amasiel,Danyi,hayr,&c.

[40]

Then the parts being


commemorated as is
directed, add also the
following Oration.

[52]Etpostquamistam
orationempredictamdixeris,
factointerualloquasidimidi
hore,dicasistamtertiam
partemorationisqu
sequitur:Megal,legal,
Chariotos&c.
[53]Hacparteorationis
dictatertia,prmeditaberis
tercumdescripturisquasscire
volueris,&deindedicesistam
orationem.
Veritas, Lux, Via omnium
creaturarum: Iuste Deus
viuifica me & intellectum
meum confirma, &
restaura conscientiam
meam sicut regi Salomoni
restaurasti, Amen. [595]
[55]Partibusenimistis
prmemoratissecundmquod
definitumest,addesistam
orationemsequentem,istis
orationibusdictis,quartam
partemorationisdicas:Etest
ista.Amasiel,Danyi,
hayr&c.

Cp.LIH
XXXVand
XXXVI.The
oration
"Megallegal
Charitos"
doesn't
appearinfull
inArs
Notoria,but
canbefound
infullinLIH
XXXV
therespelled
"Megal.agal.
iegal.
hariothos...".

This
oration
occursinfull
inLIH
XXXVII.

Cp.LIH
[55]Partibusenimistis
XXXVIII.
prmemoratis,secundmquod
definitumest,addesistam
sequentemorationem.

Ego in conspectu tuo


I speak these things in thy
Domine Deus meus, in
presence, Oh Lord my God,
cuius nutu sunt omnia
before whose face all things
nuda, & aperta, hc
are naked and open, that I
loquor, vt ablato
being washed from the error of infidelitatis errore,
infidelity, thy all-quickingSpirit adiu[u]et Spiritus tuus
may assist me, and take away omnia viuificans, omnem
all incredulity from me. [Amen.] incredulitatem meam.
Amen.

How the Latine Orations


are not expounded by the
words of the Orations.
Wearethereforetoknow,thatthe
wholeOrationremainethunexpounded;
becausethewordsthereofareofsogreat
subtilty,adornedwiththeHebrewand
ChaldeanTongue,withthesubtileand
wonderfulelocutionofGod:thattheoffice
ofthefreeexpositionthereof,cannot
possiblybetransferreduponme.The
Latinewordswhicharesubjoynedtothe
partsoftheOrationaforesaid,aresuch
wordsashavebeentranslatedoutof
the[41]ChaldeanTongue:fortheyarenot
thewholeOration;butascertainheadsof
everyOrationpertainingthereunto.

[56] Qualiter
orationes latin
non exponuntur
verbis orationum.
Sciendumestergo,quodilla
totaoratioinexpositaremansit,
proptereaquiatantsubtilitatis
esteiuszeuma,ornatusde
linguaChaldaHbratam
subtili&admirabilielimatione
decorum,vtnullatenuspossit
inmetransferriliber
lucutionisofficium.Verba
latinaqusubiunguntur
partibusorationisprfat,ea
verbasuntqudechaldoin
nostrotransferripotueunt
sermone:nontamendetota
orationesunt,sedsingularium
partiumorationisprfatsunt
capitulaadorationem
pertinentia.

Here he speaketh of the


efficacy of all these.
ForthisOrationissuchamystery,as
KingSolomonhimselfwitnesseth,thata
ServantofhisHousehavingfoundthis
bookbychance,andbeingtoomuch
overcomewithWineintheCompanyofa
Woman,hepresumptuouslyreadit;but
beforehehadfinishedapartthereof,he
wasstrickendumb,blindandlame,andhis
Memorytakenfromhim;sohecontinued
tothedayofhisdeath:andinthehourof
hisdeath,hespokeandsaid,thatfour
Angelswhichhehadoffendedin
presumptuousreadingsosacredamystery,
werethedailykeepersandafflicters,one
ofhisMemory,anotherofhisspeech,a
thirdofhissight,andthefourthofhis
hearing.

[57] Hic loquitur de


efficacia omnium
istarum.

Ipsaenimoratiotanti
mysterijestvtsicutrege
Salomonetestantedumipsam
orationemquidamfamiliaris
eiusdomuslibrohoccasu
inuento,nimiumcrapulatus
vinopostaccessummulieris
prsumptuoselegeret,nondum
eiuspartefinita,elinguistotus,
expersmemoria,ccus&
mutusvsqueadhorammortis
factusest.Inhoraautemmortis
eiusferturdeuisse:*quatuor
angelos,quosoffenderatintam
sacromysterioprsumptuos
legendo;vnummemorie,
alterumlingu,tertium
BywhichTestimonythisOrationisso oculorum,quartumaurium
muchcommendedbythesame
custodes&flagellatotes
KingSolomon,andgreatisthe
quotidiehabuisse.Quo
mystery[42]thereof:wedogreatlyrequire testimonioipsaoratioeidem
andchargeeveryone,thatwillsayorread regiSalomoniomnino
it,thathedoitnotpresumptuously;forin commendabilisfactaest:
presumptionissin;whereforeletthis
Tantumenimestipsius
Orationbesaid,accordingasisdirected.
mysterium.Prcipimusergovt
quicunqueeamlegerevoluerit,
nonprsumptuoseeamdicat.
Inprsumptioneenim
peccatumest:vndesicut
prceptumestitadicaturista
oratio.
Wethereforeholditconvenientand
necessary,tospeaksomethingofthe
generalpreceptsofart,andofthe
knowledgeofallarts;andoftheseveral
preceptsofeverysingularart:butbecause
wehavetouchedsomthingofthecourseof
theMoon,itisnecessarythatweshew
whathercoursesignifies.TheMoon

[58]DEARTISERGO
PRAECEPTISgeneralibus,de
omniumartiumcognitione
necessariumarbitratisumusde
singularibusprceptis
singulariumartiumaliquid
definire.Sedquiadecursu
Lunaliquidprlibando

passeththrough12signsinoneMoneth;
andtheSunthrough12signsinayear;and
inthesametermandtime,theSpirit
inspireth,fructifiethandillustrateththem;
whenceitissaid,thattheSunandthe
Moonruntheircourse:itisunderstoodthe
coursewhichfirsttheyhad.Butbecause
thisiswantingintheHebrew,wethought
goodtoomititintheLatine,having
spokensufficientlyofthepreceding
Oration,andthethreepartsthereof.[43]

tetigimus:necesseestvtde
eiuscursuquidsignificet
exponamus.Luna12,signa
habetinmensevno,Solver
12.signainanno:&spiritus
vnoeodemquetempore
eodemqueterminoinspirat,
fcunda,[596]illustrat.Vnde
dictumest:vtLuna&Sol
cursumsuumhabent,
subauditur,quiaprius
habebant.Sedquiainhebro
istuddeficit,inlatinoetiam
deberedeficerearbitramur.Da
istaorationeprcedenti,etiam
desuistribuspartibussatis
dictumest.

In this Chapter he sheweth [59] In isto capitulo


the efficacy of the
ostendit efficaciam
subsequent Oration, it
orationis
being special to obtain
subsequentis, qu
Eloquence.
specialis est ad
facundiam.
ThisHolyOrationwhichfolloweth,isa
certainspecialOration,toobtain
eloquence;whereasallothershavevirtue
andefficacyinotherthings,thiscontaineth
thiscertainspecialmysteryinitself:And
whereasoneofthegeneralsisshewingin
itself,certaingeneralprecepts,commonto
allartsforsoGodinstitutedthesoulinthe
body,saying,ThisIgiveuntoyou,thatye
maykeepandobservetheLawofthe
Lord;Andthesearetheythatstandinthe
presenceofGodalwayes,andseetheir
Saviourfacetofacenightandday.Soof
thisOration,Isay,Thisisthatmost
glorious,mysticalandintelligibleOration,
containingsuchmysteriesinit,whichthe
mind,conscienceandtonguesucceedeth.
Thisissuchamystery,thatamanshall
keepitaccordingtohiswill,whoforeseeth
allthingsinhissightthataremade;forthe
mysteryofthisOrationisglorious[44]and
sacramental:letnomanpresumetosay
anyofthisOrationaftertoomuchdrinking
orLuxury;norfasting,withoutgreat
reverenceanddiscretion.
WhenceSolomonsaith,Letnoman
presumetotreatanythingofthisOration,
butincertaindeterminateandappointed
times,unlesshemakementionofthis
OrationbeforesomegreatPresident,for
someweightybusiness;forwhichthis
Orationisofwonderfulexcellentvirtue.

Hcoratiosanctaqu
sequitur,estquidemoratio
specialiterfactaadfacundiam.
Cumautemcteromnesde
pluribushabeantefficaciam,
ipsaestenimquoddamspeciale
mysteriuminsecontinens.Er
cumvnadegeneralibusest
ostendensinsequdam
generaliaprceptaomnibus
atribuscommunia.Sicenim
Deusinstituitanimamin
corpore,dicens,hancvobisdo
vtipsamobseruetis&
custodiatislegemDomini.Et
quisuntisti,inconspectuDei
semperassistunt,&vident
saluatoremfacieadfaciem
noctudieque.Itemdeeadem
oratione:Hcestinquamilla
oratiogloriosissimamystica&
intelligibilis,continensinse
mysteria,inquibusmens&
conscientia&linguasuccedit.
Ipsaenimmysteria,tantavt
homoserueteasecundm
voluntatemeiusquipruidet
omniainconspectusuo
condita.Ipsaenimestoratio,
cuiustamgloriosum&
sacramentaleestmysterium.
Deipsaorationenemopost
crapulamnimiamvelluxuriam
aliquiddicereprsumat,nec
etiamieiunusnisiinmagna
veneratione&discretioneeam
proferat.VndeSalomoninquit:

Nemodehacoratione,nisisuis
temporibusdeterminatis
aliquidtractareprsumat:nisi
illiusorationisfactaesset
commemoratioeoramaliquo
prsuleproaliquonegocio
competenti:ipsaoratio
mirabiliterestsalubrissuper
hoc.
ThegoodnessofthisOration,andthe
attainingtotheeffectsthereof,itisreadin
thatPsalmwhereinitissaid,Followme,
andIwillmakeyoufishersofmen,ashe
saidanddid.

[60]Deipsaautemoratione,
cuiuscausatamsalubrisest,vt
eiusinteruentioneeffectus,
lectusestillePsalmus,dequo
dictumest.Venitepostme&
faciamvosfieripiscatores
Weknowthatitisnotofourpower,
hominum,sicutdixit&fecit.
thatthisOrationisofsogreatVirtue,and Quomodoipsaoratiotant
suchamystery,assometimesalsothe
efficaci,tantiquemysterijsit
Lordsaidtohisdisciples,Thiswearenot nonexnostrafacultatescimus:
abletoknow:forthisOrationissucha
Nequeetiamquandodiscipulis
mystery,thatitcontainethinitthegreat
suisDominusdixit,hocscire
NameofGod;whichmanyhavelyedin
potuimusnecpossumus.Ipsa
sayingtheyknewit;forJesushimself
enimoratiotantimysterijest.
performedmanyMiraclesintheTemple
Quiadiximusvtipsa
byit:Butmanyhavelyedaboutwhathe
contineaturnomenDomini
did,andhavehidandabscondedthetruth magnum,quodsesciremulti
thereof;so[45]thatnonehavedeclaredthe mentitisunt:itaquodIesu
samebeforeitcametopasse:butwe
repertointemplo,multa
supposehavespokensomthingaboutor
mirabiliafecistenarrat.Quod
concerningit.
verumest,sedquidcunque
fecit,mentitisunt,&
abscondeuntveritatem,vt
nemoillorumnecaliquispost
eosilludnuderetproferre,ad
quodantequamperueniatur,
aliquidextradicendum
arbitramur.[597]

In this chapter he setteth [61] In isto capitulo


down the time and manner assignas tempus &
how this Oration is to be
modum qualiter
pronounced.
ista oratio
proferatur.
ForthisOrationisoneofthegenerals,
andthefirstofparticulars,containingboth
initself;havingaspecialvirtueand
faculty,togainEloquenceinitself:
thereforeitisnecessarytobeunderstood
whattime,ordination,andwhatdayesitis
tobesaidandpublished.

Ipsaenimoratioestvna
generalium&prima
singulariumdevtraqueinse
continens.Etcumspecialiter
defacundiafacultateminse
habeat&virtutem.
Intelligendumquid,quo
tempore,quaordinatione,
quibusdiebussitproferenda.

Itmayalwayesberehearsedinevery14
Lunaryasabovesaid;buttheordinationof
thetimeforeveryday,whereinitistobe
said,isespeciallyinthemorningbetimes,
beforeamanisdefiled;andthenall
Orationsarechieflytobesaid.Andthis
Orationmustbethenpronouncedtotally
together,withoutanydivision.And
althoughtherearedivisionstherein,the
Orationisnotdividedinitself;butonly
theDivineandGloriousNamesare
written[46]severally,andaredividedinto
parts,accordingtotheterminationsof
everygreatandGloriousName;anditisto
besaidtogetherasamostexcellentName,
butnotasoneWord,becauseofthe
fragilityofournature;Neitherisitneedful
toknowtheElementsofsillables,posited
inthisOration;theyarenottobeknown;
neitherletanyonepresumptuouslyspeak
them;neitherlethimdoanythingbyway
oftemptation,concerningthisOration,
whichoughtnottobedone:Elmot,Sehel,
Hemech,Zaba,&c.1

Omnitemporepotest
proferriinLunadecimaquarts
vtsupr.Ordinationveristius
orationis,vtinsingulisdiebus
quibusproferatur,man
diluculdicatur,antequam
contamineturhomo,tamen
prcipuorationesprdict
proferantur.Taliautemmodo
oratiodicaturinsimulabsque
diuisione:&tamendiuisiones
ineademsint,nonqudoratio
diuidaturinse,sedquiatantum
nomen&tamgloriosumper
partesscribatur,&secundum
partessingulasipsiusnominis
tanti&tamgloriosiper
terminosdiuidatur,&dicatur
vtipsumexcellentissimum
nomennonsimultotum,
propterfragilitatemnostram
proferatur.Necipsiusnominis
elementavelsyllab
[62]cuminorationesint
posit,cognoscivelvbisint
posit,cognoscendumnonest,
nealiquiseaprsumptuose

1.
Correspondi
ngwithLIH
XXXIX:Sem
othgehel
helymoht
hemeb
sabahel
zerothay
zabahel....

proferat,siuepertentationem
aliquiddeipsaorationeageret,
quodagendumnon
esset,Elmot,Schel,hemech,
Zaba&c.

No man that is impedited


or corrupted with any
crime, ought to presume
to say this Oration.

[63] Nemo
impeditus
criminalibus ansus
sit proferre illam
orationem.
Thisisathingagreeduntoamongstthe

wisemenofthisWorld,thatthesethings,
aswehavesaidbefore,bepronounced
withgreatreverenceandindustry:itmay
besaideveryday,whereinthouartnot
hindredbysomecriminalsin;andinthat
daywhereinthouartimpeditedbysome
criminalsin,thoumaistrememberitinthy
heart;andifthoudostdesireto
be[47]madeEloquent,repeatitthree
times.Andifanyevilthingtroublethee,or
thouartermergedandinvolvedintoany
greatbusiness,repeatthisOrationonce,
andEloquenceshallbeaddedtothee,as
muchasisneedful;andifthourepeatit
overtwice,greatEloquenceshallbegiven
tothee:sogreataSacramentisthis
Oration.
Thethirdthingtobeconsideredinthis
Oration,is;ThisOrationoughtsotobe
pronounced,thatconfessionoftheHeart
andMouthoughttoprecedeit:letitbe
pronouncedinthemorningearly,andafter
thatOrationsaytheLatineOration
following.

Ecceresconformataapud
Sapientesistiusseculi,quvt
diximuscumsummaindustria
proferendaest.Omniquidem
dieproferripotest,quopeccatis
criminalibusimpeditusnon
fuerisdieverquo
criminalibusfuerisimpeditus
incordetuopoteriseam
memorare,vtsibenvolueris
essefacundus,illamrepetas
ter.etsimalreifueritsiue
aliquodmagnumnegocium
emergettibi,semelrepetas
orationem,&adhibebiturtibi
facundia,qumnecessefuerit,
&sieambisrepetiuerispoterit
tibimultitudoeloquenti
obesietantumestsacramentum
orationisipsius.Aliudetiam
tertiumquodinipsaoratione
considerandumest.Ipsam
videlicetorationemitadebere
pronunciari,vtconfessiocordis
&orisprcedat:pronuncietur
autemsummomane,&post
ipsamorationem,istasequens
oratiolatina.

This is a Prologue or
Exposition of the
precedent Oration, which
ought to be said together.

[64] Iste est


prologus siue
expositio
prcedentis
orationis qu simul
Oh omnipotent and eternal God,
and merciful Father, blessed before
debent proferri.

all Worlds; who art a God eternal, Omnipotens terne Deus,


incomprehensible, and
& misericors Pater ante
unchangeable, and hast granted
omnia secula benedicte,
this blessed gift of Salvation unto qui nobis tern Deus &
us; according to the omnipotency irreprehensibilis &
of thy Majesty, hast granted unto impermutabilis remedium
us the faculty of speaking
salutare contulisti,
and [48] learning, which thou hast qui [598] propter
denyed to all other animals; and
omnipotentiam maiestatis
hast disposed of all things by thy
tu nobis facultatem
infallible providence: thou art God, loquendi & discendi
whose nature is eternal and
concessisti, cteris
consubstantial, exalted above the animalibus negatam:
Heavens; in whom the whole Deity Cuius dispositio in sui
corporally dwells: I implore thy
providentia non fallitur,
Majesty, and Glorify thy
Cuius etiam natura
omnipotency, with an intentive
terna est &
imploration, adoring the mighty
consubstantialis Deo, qui
Virtue, Power and Magnificence of exaltatus est super clos.
thy eternity. I beseech thee, Oh my In quo tota Deitas
God, to grant me the inestimable corporaliter habitat:
Wisdome of the Life of thy holy
Deprecor maiestatem
Angels. Oh God the Holy Spirit,
tuam & omnipotentiam
incomprehensible, in whose
glorifico, & ternitatis
presence stand the Holy quires of tu virtutem ac
Angels; I pray and beseech thee,
magnificentiam tuam
by thy Holy and Glorious Name,
summam & ternam &
and by the sight of thy Angels, and vna intentione
the Heavenly Principalities, to give imploratione flagitans,
thy GRACE unto me, to be present deposco te Deus meus
with mee:, and give unto me power Sapientia instimabilem
to persevere in the Memory of thy vit Angelorum. Deus
Wisdome, who livest and reignest Spiritus sanctus
eternally one eternal God, through incomprehensibilis, in
all worlds of worlds; in whose sight cuius conspectu chorus
are all celestial virtues, now and
Angelorum tuorum
alwayes, and everywhere,
consistit, deprecor &
Amen. [49]
flagito, vt per sanctum &

Cf.LIH
XL.

gloriosum nomen tuum, &


per conspectum
Angelorum tuorum, &
principatus clestes: mihi
GRATIAM tuam dones, &
mihi subuenias, &
facunditatem mihi tribuas
& intellectus tui
memoriam &
perseuerantiam
concedas: Qui viuis &
regnas ternaliter vnus
ternus Deus, per omnia
secula seculorum, in
conspectu omnium
clestium virtutum, nunc
& semper & vbique.
Amen.

ThisOrationbeingthusfinished,there
mustofnecessitysomeMysterybeadded;
sothatyouaretobesilentawhileafterthe
LatineOrationisended:andafteralittle
taciturnity,thatis,alittlespaceofsilence,
begintosaythisOrationfollowing
seriously:Semet,Lamen,&c.1

[65]Istaautemorationesic
finita&istisadditisex
necessitatesecundumomnes
ponendumestquoddam
mysterium,itavtaliquam
1.
Cf.LIH
taciturnitatemhabeasfinita
XLI.
orationelatina,&post
taciturnitatemsc:interuallum
aliquodseruaincipiasdicere
istamorationem
sequentem.SemetLamen&c.

This(saithSolomon)istheOrationof
Orations,andaspecialexperiments,
wherebyallthings,whethergeneralsor
particulars,areknownfully,efficaciously
andperfectly,andarekeptintheMemory.
ButwhenthouhastbythisOration
attainedtheEloquencethoudesirest,be
sparingthereof,anddonotrashlydeclare
thosethingswhichthyTonguesuggests
andadministerstothee;forthisistheend
ofallgeneralprecepts,whicharegivento
obtainMemory,Eloquence,and

[66]Ista,inquitSalomon,
estorationumoratio,&
experimentumspeciale,quo
omniasiuesingulariasiue
generaliacognoscunturplen,
efficaciter&perfect,&
inimemoritertenentur.
[67]Postquamergoexista
orationefacundiamhabueris,
quamhaberevolueris,parce
tibi&noliproferreeaqutibi

understanding.Allthosethingswhichare
beforedelivered,ofgeneralprecepts,are
givenassignshowthefacultyofattaining
totheunderstandingofthegeneral
preceptsmaybehad,which
alsoSolomoncallethSpirituals;[50]and
thosesingularartshavesingularvirtues
andpowers.

linguasuggeretac
administrabit.Isteenimest
finisgeneraliumprceptorum,
qudatasuntadmemoriam,
facundiam,intelligentiam
adipiscendam.Istaomniaqu
prlibatasunt,generalium
prceptorum,datasuntsigna
vtdegeneralibusprceptis&
intelligendisadipiscendis
habeaturfacultas.Quautem
diencepssuntipsaspiritualia
Salomonappellauit,&eartes
singulsingulashabent
potestates.

Havingnowgivenasufficient
definitionofgeneralprecepts;andthe
Orationsarelaiddown,andtheAuthority
oftheOrationsuntowhattheyare
designed;itisnownecessarytosetdown
whatistobedone,concerningthesingular
Orations;becausewearenowtotreatof
theseveralandparticulararts,thatwemay
followtheexamplewhichourbuilderand
Masterhathlaidbeforeus;
forSolomonsaith,beforeweproceedto
thesingularnotesandOrationsofarts
beforenoted,thereoughttobesaid
aPrudium,whichisabeginningor
Prologue.

[68]Postquamverde
generalibusprceptisdataest
sufficiensdefinitio,&
orationespositsunt&
authoritatesorationumin
quibusdesignantur,quidde
singulisorationibusagendum
sit,quiadesingulisartibus
tractaturisumussingulatim,
necesseest,vtquodipse
conditor&magisternosterin
exemplumposuitnosetiam
exequamur.AitenimSalomon
antequamadartiumnotas
singulas[599]&orationes
prnotatasaccedatur,
prludiumdicereoportet,quod
estrprohemiumsiueprologus.

How every several art hath Qualiter singulares


its proper note.
artes suas proprias
habent notas.
Beforeweproceedtothesingular
preceptsofseveralArts,itisnecessaryto
discoverhoweveryseveralArthatha
severalNote.[51]

Vtadsingulaver
singulariumartiumprcepta
antequamperueniamus,
necessariumest,vtquomodo
singularesartessingulas
habeantnotas,disseramus.

Of the liberal Sciences and [71] De scientiis


other things, which may be liberalibus, & aliis
had by that Art.
qu possunt haberi
per istam artem.
TheliberalArtsareseaven,andseaven
exceptives,andseavenMechanicks.The
seavenexceptivesarecomprehendedunder
theseavenliberal:Itismanifestwhatthe
seavenliberalArtsare,ofwhichweshall
firsttreat.TheMechanicksarethese,
whichareadulteratedly
calledHydromancy,Pyromancy,
Nigromancy,Chiromancy,Geomancy,
Geonegia,whichiscomprehended
underAstronomy,andNeogia.

Artesverliberalessunt
septem,&septemexceptiu,
&septemmechanic.Septem
exceptiusubseptem
liberalibuscontinentur.Qu
autemliberalesseptemsunt,
manifestumest,dequibus
primagendumest.
Mechanicautemsuntista,
quadulterinvocantur,
Hydomantia,Pyromantia,
Hydromancy,isascienceofdiviningby Nigromantia,Chiromantia,
theWater;wherebytheMastersthereof
Geomantia,Geonegia,qu
judgedbythestandingorrunningofthe
continentursubAstronomia
Water.Pyromancy,isanexperimentof
Neonegia.Hydromantiaest
diviningbytheflamingofthefire;which scientiadeaqua,eoqudin
theancientPhilosophersesteemedofgreat conspectuaqustantisvel
efficacy.Nigromancy,isaSacrificeof
currentisqudamscientia
deadAnimals,wherebytheAncients
magistrorumexperimentorum
supposedtoknowmanygreatExperiments habeatur.Pyromantiaest
withoutsin,andtoattaintogreat
flammadiscurrentevel
knowledge:from
circumfluente,perquam
whenceSolomoncommandeththatthey
antiquiscientiam
mightreadseavenBooksofthatArt
experimentorum,philosophi
withoutsin;andthattwohe
magnamefficaciam
accompted[52]Sacriledge,andthatthey
comprehendebant.Nigromantia
couldnor:readtwoBooksofthatArt
est,quodsacrificium

withoutsin.Buthavingspokenenough
hereof,weproceedtotherest.

animaliummortuorum,quo
sinepeccatoquodamantiqui
magnaexperimentasolebant
notare,magnamscientiamvit
consueueruntcomprehendere.
VndeSalomonprcepit,vt
septemlibrosartiseiusdem
possintlegeresinepeccato.
Duosverquodsacrilegium
reputaret,&duolibrieiusdem
artissinepeccatononposse
legi.Quiaverdeipsiusartis
satismoddictumest,ad
cteradiuertamur.

Of the liberal Sciences and [72] De scientiis


other things which may be liberalibus, & aliis
had thereby.
qu possunt
habere per hanc
ThereareseavenliberalArts,which
everyonemaylearnandreadwithoutsin.
artem.
ForPhilosophyisgreat,containing
profoundMysteriesinitself:TheseArts
arewonderfullyknown.

Artesverliberalessunt
septem,quassinepeccato
potestvnusquisquediscereac
legere.EstenimPhilosophia
magnainsecontinens&
profundamysteria.Isteomnes
artesprfatmirabiliter
cognoscuntur.

He declareth what notes


the three first liberal Arts
have.
ForGrammarhaththreenotes
only,Dialectstwo,andRhetorickfour,and
everyonewithopenanddistinctOrations.
ButwhereforeGrammarhath
three,Dialectstwo,andRhetorickfour;that
weknowKingSolomonhimselftestifieth
andaffirmeth;forhesaith,AndasIwas
admiringandrevolvinginmyheartand
mind,whichway,fromwhomandfrom
whencewasthisscience,AnAngel
broughtonebook,whereinwaswrittenthe
FiguresandOrations,and[53]delivered
untometheNotesandOrationsofallArts,
plainlyandopenly,andtoldmeofthemall
asmuchaswasnecessary:Andhe
explaineduntome,astoaChildaretaught
bycertainElements,sometediousArtsin
agreatspaceoftime,howthatIshould
havetheseArtsinashortspaceoftime:
Sayinguntome,Soshaltthoubepromoted
toeverysciencebytheincreaseofthese
virtues.AndwhenIaskedhim,Lord,
whenceandhowcomeththis?TheAngel
answered,ThisisagreatSacramentofthe
Lord,andofhiswill:thiswritingisbythe
poweroftheHolyGhost,whichinspireth,
fructifiethandincreasethallknowledge;
AndagaintheAngelsaid,Lookuponthese
NotesandOrations,attheappointedand
determinatetimes,andobservethetimes
asappointedofGod,andnootherwise.
Whenhehadthussaidheshewedto
KingSolomonabookwhereinwaswritten,
atwhattimesallthesethingsweretobe
pronouncedandpublished,andplainly
demonstrateditaccordingtotheVisionof
God:WhichthingsIhavingheardand
seen,didoperateinthemall,according
to[54]theWordoftheLordbytheAngel:
AndsoSolomondeclareth,itcametopasse

[73a] Dicit quot


notas habent
prim tres artes
liberales.
Grammaticaenimtantm
tresnotashabet:Dialectica
verduas,Rhetoricaquatuor,
&singulcumorationibus
apertis,&distinctis.Sedquare
Grammaticatres,Dialectica
duas,Rhetoricaquatuorhabet:
ipseRegeSalomonetestante&
affirmanteilludcognouimus.
Aitenim:Etegoadmiransin
cordemeo&reuoluens,qu,
quibus,&vndeessetista
scientia,Angelusvnumlibrum
attulit:inquofigur&
orationeserantscript,&
dimisitmihisingularumartium
notas[600]&orationesdistinc
&apert,&dixitmihide
singulis,quantumnecessefuit.
Etexplanabatmihisicutpuero
perclementaqudamadartes
magnotemporisspacio,
prolixas,vtperpreuespacium
temporisarteseashaberem,
dicensmihi:itatuadomnem
scientiampromoueberisperper
istarumincrementavirtutum.
[73bInterrogatio
Salomonis.]Etdumego
postularum,Dominemivnde
hoc,&qualiter?
ResponditAngelus:
MagnumDominiesthoc
sacramentum,&eiusvoluntate
scriptumhocperSpiritussancti
virtutem.Quodestinspirans,
fcundans,&illustrans

untohim:Butwethatcomeafterhim,
oughttoimitatehisAuthority,andas
muchasweareableobservethosethings
hehathleftuntous.

omnemcognitionem.Etrursus
Angelusinquit:Notasistas
cumorationibussuissecundm
temporadeterminata&
constitutarespice,&serua
temporasicutstatutasunt
Deo,&nonaliter.Hisdictis
ostenditRegiSalomonilibrum
inquoscriptumerat,q1uibus
temporibusheomnia
proferendaessent,apertissim
&secundvisionemDomini
demonstrauit.Quibusenim
auditis&visis,&secundm
verbumAngeliDomino
illatum,inomnibusistis
operatussum,&itanarrat
Salomonsibieuenisse.Nos
autemposteumvenientes,
authoritatemeiusprosecuti
sumus,&quantumpossumus,
eaqunobisreliquit,proposse
obseruamus.

Here Solomon sheweth,


how the Angel told him
distinctly, wherefore
theGrammar hath three
Figures.

[74] Hic ostendit


Salomon qualiter
Angelus ostendit
sibi diuisim quare
Grammatica tres
figuras habet.
BeholdwhereforetheGrammaticalArt

hathonlythreeNotesintheBook
ofSolomonGemeliath,thatis,inTheBook
oftheArtofGod,whichwereadistheArt
ofallothersciences,andofallotherArts;
ForSolomonsaith,WhenIdidinquire
everythingsingularlyoftheAngelofGod,
withfear,saying,Lord,fromwhenceshall
thiscometopassetome,thatImayfully
andperfectlyknowthisArt?Whydoso
manyNotesappertaintosuchanArt,and
somanytosuchanArt,andareascribedto
severaldeterminateOrations,tohavethe
efficacythereof?TheAngelisthussaidto
answer:TheGrammaticalArtis
called[55]aliberalArt,Andhaththree
thingsnecessarythereunto:Ordinationof
wordsandtimes;andinthem,ofAdjuncts
orFigures;Simple,compoundandvarious;
andavariousdeclinationofthepartstothe
parts,orarelationfromtheparts,anda
Congruentandordinatedivision.Thisis
thereason,whythereisthreeNotesinthe
ArtofGrammar:Andsoitpleasedthe
DivineWisdome,thatasthereshouldbea
fullknowledgeofdecliningbyone;by
another,thereshouldbehadaconvenient
Ordinationofalltheparts;bythethird,
thereshouldbehadacontinualand
convenientDivisionofalltheparts,simple
andcompound.

EccequarearsGrammatica
habettantummodotresnotas
inlibroSalomonisGemelioth,
idest,inlibroartesDEI,qu
estarsomniumaliarum
scientiarum,&aliarumartium,
legimus,AitenimSalomon:Et
cmabAngeloDeisingulatim
cumterroreinquireremdicens:
Domine,&vndehocmihi
prstabitur,vtplenarisciam
istamartem:Curtotnotul
competantilliarti,&totisti,
cumorationibusdeterminatis
&diuisisadipsarumhabendam
efficaciamascribantur.
Angelusverrespondisse
legitur:IstaarsGrammaticaars
liberalisdicitur,&triahabet
necessaria:ordinationem
dictionum&temporum,&
ipsisadiunctarumsiue
figurarum.Simplex&
composita,&varia,&varia
declinatiopartiumadpartes,
siuepartibusrelatio,&
congrua,&ordinatadiuisio.
Hcestratioquarein
Grammaticatresnotapposit
sunt,&sicplacuitdiuin
potenti,vtpervnam
declinandiplenacognitio:per
alteramomniumpartium
conueniensordinatiohaberetur:
pertertiamomniumpartium
simpliciter&composit
conueniens&continuadiuisio

habeatur.

The Reason why the


Dialectical Art hath two
Figures onely.
Dialect,whichiscalledtheformof
Arts,andaDoctrinalspeech,hathtwo
thingsnecessarythereunto,towit,
EloquenceofArguing,andPrudenceto
answer;Thereforethegreatnessofthe
DivineProvidenceandPiety,hath
appointedtwoNotestoit;thatbythefirst,
wemayhaveEloquenceto[56]Argueand
Dispute;andbythesecond,industryto
answerwithoutambiguity:Wherefore
thereareascribedtoGrammarthreeNotes,
andtoDialecttwoNotes.

The Reason
why Rhetorick hath four
Figures.
LetusseewhereforeRhetorickhath
fourNotes.Fortherearefourthings
necessarytherein;astheAngeloftheLord
saiduntoSolomon;towit,acontinualand
flourishingadornmentoflocution,an
ordinate,competentanddiscreet
judgement,aTestimonyofCausesor
Offices,ofChances&Losses,acomposed
dispositionofbuyingandselling;An
EloquenceofthemattersofthatArt,witha
demonstrativeunderstanding.Therefore
thegreatnessofGodhathappointedtothe
ArtofRhetorickfourNotes,withtheir
HolyandGloriousOrations;astheywere
reverentlysentbytheHandofGod;that
everyNoteinthisArtaforesaid,might
haveaseveralfaculty,ThatthefirstNote
inthatArt,mightgivea

[75] Ratio quare ars


Dialectic duas
figuras habet
tantummod.
Dialecticaver,queest
formaartium,&doctrinalis
sermodicitur,duohabet
necessaria,scilicetfacundia,
argumentandi,[601]&
prudenterrespondendi.Duas
ergonotasaltitudoprouidenti
diuin&pietatisapposuit,vt
perprimamfacund
argumentandi,&persecundam
industriamrespondendi
habeamusabsqueambiguitare.
ProptereaergoGrammatic
tres,Dialecticduasnotas
ascripsimus.

[76] Ratio quare ars


Rhetoric quatuor
figuras habet.
QuareergoRhetorica
quatuornotashabet,videamus.
Quatuoreniminea,vtait
SalomoniAngelusDomini,
suntnecessaria,scilicet:
Ornatuslocutioniscontinuus&
floridus:iudiciumordinatum
competens&discretum:
causarumsiueofficiorum
testimoniumcausantium&
damnatorum,&emptorum&
venditorumcomposita
dispositio:Artiseiusdem
negotiorumfacundiacum
intellectudemonstratiuo.Arti
enimRhetoricidcirco
altitudoDeinotasquatuorcum
orationibussuissanctis&

continual[57]locution,acompetentand
flourishingadornmentthereof:Thesecond,
todiscernJudgements,justandunjust,
ordinateandinordinate,trueandfalse:The
third,competentlytodiscoverofficesand
causes:andthefourthgiveth
understandingandeloquenceinallthe
operationsofthisArt,withoutprolixity.
SeethereforehowinGrammar,
Logick,andRhetorick,theseveralNotes
aredisposedintheseveralArts.

gloriosistanquampermanum
Dominimissisreuerenter
apposuit,vtnotsingulin
arteprfatasingulashabeant
facultates,vtnotaprimainarte
eademlocutionemcontinuam,
competentem&floridum
ornatumadhibeat.Secunda
iudiciaiusta&iniusta,ordinata
&inordinatamvera&falsa
discernat.Tertiavtofficia&
causascompetenterdiscernat.
Quartaver,vtintellectum&
facundiam,subtilitatemin
ipsiusartisoperibusomnibus,
absqueprolixitatedistribuat.
EccedeGrammatica,
Logica,Rhetorica,quare
singulnotsingularibus
artibussicponantur.

Decterisautemartibus
But of the other Arts and ipsarumnotarumlocosuo&
their Notes, we shall speak tempore,sicutinlibroeiusdem
Salomonisreperimus
in their due place and
dispositionem.
time, as we find them

disposed in the book of


the same Solomon.
At what times and hours
the Notes of these three
liberal Arts are to be
looked into.
Nowweproceedtoshewatwhattime,
andhowtheNotesoftheseArtsaretobe
lookedinto,andtheOrationstobesaid,to
attaintotheseArts.Ifthouartaltogether
ignorantoftheGrammaticalArt,and
wouldsthave[58]theknowledgethereof:if
itbeappointedtheeofGodtodothiswork
ofworks,andhaveafirmunderstandingin
thisArtofArts:Thenknowthatthoumaist
notpresumetodootherwisethanthisbook
commandeththee;forthisbookofhisshall
bethyMaster,AndthisArtofhisthy
Mistress.

[77] Quibus
temporibus, quibus
horis qualiter not
trium artium
liberalium
inspiciantur.
Eccetranseundumest,vt
quibustemporibus,&quo
statu:quomodonoistarum
atriuminspiciendsunt,&
orationesearumproferend,&
artesipsarumadipiscendsunt
disseramus.Sirudisprorsusin
arteGrammaticafueris,&
voluerishabereeius
cognitionem,&sitibiDeo
collatumfuerit:vthocopus
operum.Inartematriumpossis
haberefirmum&subtilitatem:
istudsciendumest,&aliter
facerenonprsumas,qum
tibiliberisteprcipit.Ipse
enimlibersuitibimagister,&
ipsaarssuitibimagistraerit.

How the Grammatical


Notes are to be looked into
in the first Moon.
Forinthismanner,theGrammaticall
Notesaretobelookedinto,andthe
Orationstobesaid.

[78a] Qualiter in
Luna prima nota
Grammatices
inspiciantur.
SicenimnotGrammatices
inspiciendsunt&orationes
earumproferendsunt.Diebus
igiturquaLunafueritprima,
primanotaduodecies
inspiciendaest,&eius
orationesvigesies&quater
recitandsunt,cumsumm
sanctitatis[602]veneratione&
modicointeruallofacto.Et
singulainspectionenot
orationesbisrecitandsunt,&
peccatissummoper
obseruandum.Sicagendumest
primadieLunvsquead
quartamdecimam:decima
quartavsqueaddecimam
septimam.Primanota&
secundasingulvigesies
inspiciend,&orationes
tricesiesrecitandsunt
interuallofactodecimo
septimodie&quinto.Omnes
tresnotsingulisdiebus
duodeciesinspiciend,&
orationesvigesiesrecitand
sunt.

InthedayeswhentheMoonisinher
prime,thefirstNoteistobelookedinto12
times,andtheOrationsthereofrepeated24
timeswithHolyreverence;makingalittle
spacebetween,lettheOrationsbetwice
repeatedattheinspectionofeveryNote,
andchieflyabstainfromsins:dothisfrom
thefirstdayoftheMoontothe14,and
fromthe14tothe17.Thefirstandsecond
Notesaretobelookedinto20times,and
theOrationstoberepeated30times,on
the[59]15and17dayes,usingsome
intervalbetweenthem,AllthethreeNotes
aretheneverydaytobelookedinto12
times,andtheOrationstoberepeated20
times:andthusoftheNotesoftheArt
ofGrammar.Butifthouhastreadany
booksofthisArt,anddesirestperfection
therein,doasiscommanded;usingthe
generalOrationstoincreaseMemory,
Eloquence,understandingand
perseverancetherein,repeatingthese
aboveintheduetimeandhoursappointed;
lestthatgoingbeyondthyprecept,thou
committestsin:butwhenthoudostthis,
seethatitbesecrettothyself,andthat
[78b]Eccedenotis
thouhavenolookeronbutGod.Nowwe Grammaticeartisdictumest.
cometotheNotes.
Vermsialiquantulumlegisti
libroseiusdemartis,&eius
desiderashabereperfectionem,
itafaciassicutprceptumest.
Verumtamenorationibusfactis
generalibusadaddendam
memoriam,facundiam,
intelligentiam&earum
perseuerantiam,cumhisqu

suntsupramemoratis&
recitatissuistemporibus&
horisconstitutisne
prtereundoprceptumvergas
inpeccatum.Veruntamendum
hocfeceris,cauetibivt
secretumsit,&Deumtantm
habeasinspectorem.His
prfatisperueniendumad
notas.

Here followeth the


knowledge of the Notes.

[79] Istis
tractatibus finitis
Inthebeginningoftheinspectionofall perueniendum est
Notes,fastthefirstdaytilltheevening,if
ad notitiam
youcan;ifthoucanstnot,thentake
notarum.
anotherhour.ThisistheGrammatical
precept.[60]

Of the logical notes.


TheDialecticalNotesmaybeused
everyday,exceptonlyinthosedayes
beforetoldof:TheRhetoricaleveryday,
exceptonlythreedayesoftheMoneth,to
wit, .11,17,and19.Andtheyare
forbiddenonthesedayes,
asSolomontestifyes,theNotesofallArts,
excepttheNotesofthisArtareoffered.
Thesepreceptsaregenerallytobe
observed.

How the Logical Notes are


to be inspected, and the
Orations thereof said.
Know,thattheDialecticalNotesare
fourtimestobelookedinto,andthe

Considerandumestver,
quinprincipioinspectionis
notarumomnium,primadie
ieiunandumestvsquead
vesperas,sipotes,&si
expectarenonpotes,assumat
sibialiamhoram.Hocest
prceptum,quodexarte
Grammaticdamus.

[80] De notis
Dialectic.
DenotisDialectic
omnibusdiebusproferri
possuntnisitantummodoin
illisdiebusquidicuntur.Not
autemquatuorRhetoricin
illisdiebusproferanturquibus
constitutumest,idest,
omnibus,prtertresdies
mensis,scilicetLuna11.&17.
&19.Etpropterhocdiebus
illiseasproferrivetitumest
cumorationibus,quiaillis
diebus,ipsotestanteSalomone,
omniumartiumnotprter
ipsiusartisoblatsunt.Ista
prceptasuntliberaliter
obseruanda.

Qualiter not
Dialectic
inspiciantur, &
orationes earum
proferantur.

Orationsthereofinthatdayare20timesto
berepeated,makingsomerespite,and
havingthebooksofthatArtbeforeyour
Eyes;andsolikewisethebooksof
Rhetorick,whentheNotesthereofare
inspected,asitisappointed.Thissufficeth
fortheknowledgeofthe3Arts.[61]

Sciendumest,qudnot
Dialecticquaterinspiciuntur,
&orationesipsarumipsadie
vigesiesrecitandsunt
interuallisfactis,&libris
eiusdemartisanteoculos
positis.LibriautemRhetoric
artissimiliteranteoculos
ponendisunt,quandonot
eiusdemartisinspiciuntur,vt
definitumest.Istasunt
sufficientiaadcognitionem
istarumtriumartium.[603]

How we must beware of


offences.
Beforeweproceedtobeginthefirst
NoteoftheArtofGrammar,somthingis
tobetryedbefore,thatwemayhavethe
knowledgeofthe1,2,and3Notes.And
yououghtfirsttoknow,inwhattheNotes
oftheGrammatical,Logical,orRhetorical
Artaretobeinspected,itbeingnecessary
thatyourgreatestintentionsbetokeep
fromalloffences.

How the Notes ought to be


inspected, at certain
elected times.
Thisisaspecialandmanifest
knowledge,wherewiththeNotesofthe
GrammaticalArtareknown:howtheyare
tobepublished,atwhattimes,andwith
whatdistinction,isdulyandcompetently
manifest;itisspokenalreadyofthe
publishingandinspectionoftheNotesand
Orations:nowweshalldigressealittleto
speaksomthingofthetimes,itbeingin
partdonealready.[62]

[81] Qualiter
cauendum est
peccatis.
Incipitprimanota
Grammaticartis,adquam
antequamperueniatur,aliquid
prlibandumest,vthaberi
possitprim&secund&
tertinotcognitio.Etscire
debesqudinprincipio,inquo
notGrammatic,siue
Dialectic,siueRhetoric
artisinspiciuntur.Necessarium
estquidemcumsumma
intentioneabomnibus
criminalibuscustodias.

Qualiter certa
tempore debeant
prouideri in
inspectione
notarum.
Istaestcognitiospecialis&
manifesta,quanotartis
Grammaticdignoscuntur,
quomodoproferridebeant,&
quibustemporibus,&quali
distinctionemerit&
competentermanifestatur.
Dictumestsuperiusde
prolatione&inspectione
notarum&orationum.Nunc
veraliquatenusest
diuertendum,quialictde
temporibusinparteactumsit,
tamenmagisplenarbitroresse
agendum.

How divers Months are to


Qualiter diuersi
be sought out in the
menses quruntur
inspection of the Notes.
in inspectione
notarum.
Wehavespokenalreadyofthetearms
ofthisArt,whereintheOrationsaretobe
read,andtheNotestobelookedinto:it
remainethtodeclare,howtheLunationsof
theseOrationsaretobeinspectedand
foundout.Butseethatyoumistakenot:
yetIhavealreadynotedtheLunations,
whereintheNotesoughttobelookedinto,
andtheOrationsrehearsed:Butthereare
someMonths,whereintheLunationis
moreprofitablethanothers:ifthou
wouldstoperateinTheologyor
Astronomy,doitinafierysign;if
GrammarorLogick,inGeminiorVirgo;if
MusickorPhysick,inTaurusorLibra;if
Rhetorick,Philosophy,Arithmetickor
Geometry,inGeminiorCancer;for
Mathematicks,inTaurusorGemini:so
theyarewellplaced,andfreefromevil;
foralltheHeavenlyPotestatesandChorus
ofAngels,dorejoyceintheirLunations,
anddeterminatedayes.[63]

Diximussuperiusde
terminisistiusartis,quibus
orationessuntlegend&not
inspiciend.Nuncrestat
decere,qualiterprdict
orationeslunationes
inspiciantur&inueniantur.Sed
deincepsvidendumest,ne
fortaliquasitdeceptio:tamen
inprdictanotauilunationesin
quibusdebeantnotinspici,&
orationesproferri.Sedaliqui
suntmenses,quorumlunatio
magisvtilisestad
incipiendum,qumaliorum.
Vndeinsignoigneo,c
voluerisTheologiamvel
Astronomiamoperari.Siver
GrammaticamvelLogicamsit
in velin :Siver
MusicamvelPhysicamsit
in vel
:Siver
Rhetoricam,velPhilosophiam,
velArithmeticam,vel
Geometriam,sitin vel :
ProMathematicasitin VEL
IN .etsicdiessuntformati
&liberimalis,&inbono
loco.Gaudentetiamomnes
clestespotestates,&
Angelorumchorusinipsis

lunationibus,&diebusistis
determinatis.

Here is made mention of


the Notes of all Arts.
IApolloniusfollowingthepower
ofSolomon,havedisposedmyselftokeep
hisworksandobservations,asitisspoken
ofthethreeNotesofGrammar,sowillI
observethetimesastheyaretobe
observed:ButtheOrationsthereofarenot
written,butaremorefullydemonstratedin
thefollowingwork;forwhatiswrittenof
thosethreeNotes,arenotOrations,but
DefinitionsofthoseNotes,writtenbythe
Greek,Hebrew,andChaldean,andother
thingswhichareapprehendedbyus:For
thosewritingswhicharenotunderstoodin
Latine,oughtnottobepronounced,buton
thosedayeswhichareappointedby
KingSolomon,andinthosedayeswherein
theNotesareinspected,butonthosedayes
thoseHolywritingsarealwayestobe
repeated:andtheLatine,onthosedayes
whereintheNotesarenotinspected.The
NotesoftheLogicalArtaretwo:andat
whattimestheyaretobepublishedis
alreadyshewninpart:more
shall[64]hereafterbesaidofthem:nowwe
cometotherest.TheLatinewritingsmay
bepublished,accordingtotheAntiquityof
theHebrews,exceptonthosedayeswe
havespokenof:forSolomonsaith,Seethat
thouperformallthosepreceptsastheyare
given:Butoftherestwhichfollow,itisto
bedoneotherwise:forwhenthouseestthe
firstNoteofLogick,repeatinthyheartthe
signinthefirstNote,andsointheNotes
ofallArtsexceptthosewhereofa
definitionshallbegiven.

Hic fit mentio de


notis omnium
artium.
EgoApollonius
authoritatemSalomonis
assecutus,cuiusopus&
obseruantiasquascunque
custodiredisposui,sicutdictum
estdetribusnotisartis
Grammatic,&itaobseruabo
tempora,sicutobseruandasunt.
Sedsciendumest,orationes
earumnondumesse
conscriptas:sedinsequenti
operedeipsisplenius
demonstrandumest:sedtamen
queinnotisillistribusscripta
sunt,nonsuntorationes,sed
definitiones[604]notarum
earumperipsasscriptas,
Grcas,Hebras,&
Chaldas:Etcteraquin
nobisapprehenduntur.Ista
tamenscriptaquLatinis
nonintelliguntur,nonpossunt
inillodieproferri,necdebent,
nisidiebusilisquibus
constitutumestRege
Salomone,&inillisdiebus,
quibusnotinspiciuntur:sed
illisdiebussemperrecitanda
suntillasacramentascripta:&
tamenquLatinasuntipsis
diebusquibusnotnon
inspiciuntur,proferripossunt.
NotautemartisDialectic
dusunt:sedquibus
temporibusproferridebeant,in
partedictumest,posteaautem
deipsiscertiusdicetur.Eccead
reliquadiuertendumest.
Sciendumverarbitramurea
quinnotisartisDialectic

scriptasunt,omnibusdiebus
proferripossunt,quibusnot
ipsiusartisinspiciuntur.
Sciendumestetiam,psascripta
Latinasecundmantiquitatem
Hebrorumposseproferri,nisi
hisdiebus,quibusdiximus.
Sciendumesttamen,ipsas
nullomodopossepronunciari,
nisiconfessioneprcedente.
Istatamenconsiderandasunt
absqueoccasionealiqua.Ista
sicutdictasunt,itafiantomnia.
Salomonenimait:Videvt
omniaistaprcepta,sicutdata
sunt,itafacias:seddecteris
qusequuntur,aliteragendum
est.Cmenimvideris
Dialecticnotamprimam,
signumquodinprimanota
fuerit,incordetuorepete,&
sicinsingulisnotissingularum
artium,prterillasartes,de
quibusdefinitiodabitur.

Definitions of several Arts,


Definitiones
and the Notes thereof.
singularum artium,
WewillgivealsoDefinitionsofseveral & earum notarum.
Arts,asitisintheBookofSolomon;
GeometryhathoneNote,Arithmeticka
Noteandahalf;Philosophy,withtheArts
andSciencescontainedtherein,hath7
Species;TheologyandAstronomy,with
theSciencesinthemcontained,hath7
Notes,buttheyaregreatanddangerous;
notgreatinthepronunciation,buthave
greatefficacy:MusickhathoneNote,and
PhysickoneNote;buttheyareallto
be[65]publishedandrehearsedintheir
appointeddayes:Butknow,thatinevery
daywhereinyoubeholdesttheNotesof
Theology,Philosophy,orofanyArts
containedinthem,thatthouneitherlaugh
norplay,norsport,becauseKingSolomon,
whenhesawtheformsoftheseNotes,
havingoverdrunkhimself,Godwasangry
withhim,andspokeuntohimbyhis
Angel,saying,Becausethouhastdespised
mySacrament,andPollutedandderided
myHolythings;Iwilltakeawaypartof
thyKingdome,andIwillshortenthedayes
ofthyChildren.AndtheAngeladded,The
Lordhathforbidtheetoenterintothe
Temple80days,thatthoumaistrepentof
thysin.AndwhenSolomonweptand
besoughtmercyoftheLord,theAngel
answered,Thydayesshallbeprolonged;
neverthelessmanyevillsandiniquities
shallcomeuponthyChildren,andthey
shallbedestroyedoftheiniquitiesthat
shallcomeuponthem.

Dabimusenimdefinitiones
desingulisartibus&notis
earum,sicutestinlibro
Salomonis.Geometriavnam
notamhabet,Arithmeticavnam
&semis.Philosophiatamen
cumartibussuis&scientiis
subsecontinentes,septem
specieshabet.Theologiaver
&Astronomiacumomnibus
scientiissubsecontinentes
septemnotashabet,sedill
tamenmagispericulos&
grauessunt,nonidcirco
graues,qudpronuncientur
grauer,sedquiagrauemhabent
efficaciam.Musicavervnam
notamhabet.Physicaver
vnamnotamquoque,singula
tantummodindiebus
determinatisproferendasunt.
Sciendumverestinomnibus
diebus,quibusnotasTheologi
videris,velPhilosophi&
atriumsubipsiscontentarum,
nullatenusrideas,nequeludum
habeas:quiaRexSalomon,
dumnotarumearundem
inspiceretformas,fortplus
solitocrapulatus,iratusestei
Dei,&perAngelumsuum
locutusestei,dicens:quia
despexistisacramentummeum,
illudens&contaminans,
AtthebeginningofaNote,havingseen auferampartemregnitui,&
thegenerals;letthespecialsbelooked
comminuamfiliostuosante
into.ThewordofSolomonistoseekunto diessuos:&addidit
Godforhispromises,beforetheNotesof Angelus,[605]introitumtempli
thethreeArts.[66]
suiprohibettibiDominusdieb.
80.vtsecundumpeccatum

tuumpnitentiamfacias.Et
cumSalomonfleret,&
misericordiampeteret
Domino,ResponditAngelus,
prolongatisuntdiestui,
veruntamensuperfiliostuos
venientmultamala&
innumerabilesiniquitates,&
corrumpentursiperueniente
iniquitate.
Ecceadprincipiumnotsic
visisgeneralibusinspiciantur
specialia.VerbumSalomonis
estadimpetrationemadad
Deumdepromissisantenotis
artiumtrium.

[82]Ecceadprincipium

[Here is the beginning of the not.


notes.]

The first Oration <at the


beginning of the Note>.
[1] The Light, Truth, Life, Way,
Judge, Mercy, Fortitude and
Patience, preserve, help me,
and have Mercy upon me,
Amen.
[Oration 2.]

Oratio prima
Lux, veritas, vita via,
iudex, misericordia,
fortitudo, patientia,
conserua & iuua me &
miserere mei. Amen.

[128] Oratio
secunda.

ThisOration,withthepreceding,ought
tobesaidinthebeginningofthefirstNote
Istaorationcumprcedenti
ofGrammar.
debetdicianteprimamnotam
Grammatic.

[2] Oh Lord, Holy Father,


Almighty, eternal God, in
whose sight are all the
foundations of all Creatures,
and invisible beings, whose
Eyes behold my imperfections,
of the sweetness of whose love
the Earth and Heavens are
filled; who sawest all things
before they were made, in
whose book every day is
formed, and all mankind are
written therein: behold me thy
Servant this day prostrate
before thee, with my whole
Heart and Soul, by thy Holy
Spirit confirm me, blesse me,
protect all my Actions in this
inspection or repetition, and
illuminate me with the
constancy of thy visitation.

Domine sance pater


Omnipotens terne Deus
in cuius conspectu omnia
sunt invisibilium
fundamenta creaturarum
cuius oculi imperfectum
meum viderunt, cuius
charitatis dulcedine plena
est terra & cli: Qui
omnia vidisti antequam
fiant, in cuius libro omnes
formati sunt dies, &
homines inscripti in eo:
respice hodi super
famulum tuum tibi toto
corde & tota mente
subiectum per Spiritum
sanctum tuum confirma
me, benedic, protege
omnes actus meos in hac
inspectione seu
repetitione & constantia
tu visitationis me
illustra.

The 3 Oration.
ThisOrationoughttobesaidbeforethe
secondNoteofGrammar.[67]

[3] Behold, O Lord, merciful


Father of all things; eternal
dispensor of all virtues, and
consider my operations this
day; Thou art the Beholder and
Discerner of all the Actions of
Men and Angels: Let the
wonderful grace of thy
promises condescend to fulfil
this sudden virtue in me, and
infuse such efficacy into me,
operating in thy Holy and great
Name, thou who infusest thy
praise into the mouths of them
that love thee, Amen.

[129] Oration
tertia.
Istaorationdebetdiciante
secundamnotamGrammatice.
Respice Domine Deus
clems pater omnium
terne dispensator
omnium virtutum,
operationes meas hodi
considera: Tu es actuum
hominum & angelorum
inspectoratque discretor,
vt admirabilis gratia
promissionis tu in me
dignetur subitam
adimplere virtutem & in
me tantam efficaciam
nomine tuo sancto &
magno operante infundas,
tu qui laudem tuam in ore
tuorum te diligentium
imponis & infundis, Amen.

The 4 Oration.

[130] Oratio quarta.

LetthisOrationberehearsedbeforethe
Istaoratioproferaturante
thirdGrammaticalNote:
tertiamnotamGrammatic.
Creator Adonay omnium
[4] O Adonay, Creator of all
visible Creatures! Oh most Holy visibilium creaturarum,
Pater piissime, qui in
Father, who dwellest
circumscripto lumine
incompassed about with
habitas ternaliter & ante
eternal light, disposing and by principium omnia
thy power governing all things inestabiliter disponens
before all beginnings; I most
atque gubernans:
humbly beseech thy eternity
Aeternitatem tuam atque
incomprehensibilem
and thy incomprehensible
pietatem verbis
goodness may come to
supplicantibus aggredior,
perfection in me, by the
vt huius sacramentalis
operation of thy most Holy
atque mystici operis in
Angels; And be confirmed in
me perfectorum
my Memory, and establish
angelorum tuorum
these thy Holy works in me,
efficaciam &
Amen.
considerationem
clarescat. Atque per
eorundem Angelorum
sanctorum nomina in
memoriam habendam &
sancta opera tua in me
cum stabilitate, Amen.
AlittlespaceafterthisOration,saythe
following:thefirstOrationoughttobe
saidbeforethefirstNoteofLogick.

Creator)istamorationem
proferasinprincipio
inspectionistertifigurartis
Grammatice:??postistam
orationemfactoaliquoparuo
interuallo.[606]

[5] Oh Holy God, great good,


and the [68] eternal Maker of all
things, thy Attributes not to be
[135]5Istaorationdebet
exprest, who hast Created the
dicianteprimamnotamartis
Heaven and the Earth, the Sea
Dialectic.
and all things in them, and the
bottomless pit, according to thy Sancte Deus pater & pie
pleasure; in whose sight are
indissolubilis
the Words and Actions of all
augmentator, qui clum
men: Grant unto me, by these et terram, mare &

Sacramental Mysteries of thy


Holy Angels, the precious
knowledge of this art, which I
desire by the Ministry of thy
Holy Angels, it being without
any Malignant or Malitious
intent, Amen.

abyssos & omnia qu in


eis sunt sicut stabiliri
voluisti. In cuius
conspectu omnis ratio &
sermo subsistit. Per hec
sacramenta pretiosa
Angelorum tuorum da
mihi que desidero & credo
artis huius absque
malignitatis intentione
scientiam. Amen.

PronouncethisOrationinthebeginning
ofthefirstFigureoftheLogickart;and
afterthisOrationrehearseincontinently
withsomeinterval,theOrationswritten
betweenthefirstFigure.

(Istamorationemlatinam
proferinprincipioinspectionis
primefigurartisDialectice,
etpostistamorationem
proferasincontinenticum
aliquointerualloillasorationes
quscribunturinterprimam
figuram)

The6Orationoughttobesaidbefore
thefirstNoteoftheDialect.

[137]6.Istaorationdebet
diciantesecundamnotam
Dialectice.

[6] Helay [*Heloy]: Most


Heloy, Clementissime
Merciful Creator, Inspirer,
Reformer, and Approver of all creatir, inspirator,
reformator omnium
Divine wills, Ordeyner of all
diuinarum voluntatum
things, Mercifully give ear to
approbator, ordinatorque
my Prayer, gloriously intend
malorum, deprecationem
unto the desires of my heart,
gloriosus intende &
that what I humbly desire,
mentem meam respice
according to thy promises, thou benignus, vt quid
humilitate deprecor sicut
wilt Mercifully grant, Amen.
ante promissionem mihi
[(Thatorationmustbepronounced
de tu
beforethefollowingfigureoftheDialectic magisterie largitate
art,andmaybementionedbeforetheother concedas Amen.
orationswhicharewrittenaroundthe
(Istaoratiodebet
followingfigureitself.)][69]
pronunciariantesecundam
figuramartisDialectice,&
priusqumproferantur
alieorationesquscribuntur
circaipsamsecundam

figuram.
ThisOrationfollowing,oughttobe
pronouncedbeforethefirstNoteofthe
RhetoricalArt.

[138]7Istaoratiodebet
proferrianteprimamnotam
Rhetorice.

Omnipotens & misericors


[7] Omnipotent and merciful
Father, Ordeyner and Creator of pater omnium
creaturarum ordinator.
all Creatures: Oh most Holy
Iudexeterne, Rex regum &
Judge, eternal King of Kings,
Domine dominantium qui
and Lord of Lords; who
sanctis tuis eloquentiam
wonderfully condescendest to scientiam conferre
give wisdome and
dignatus es mirabiliter:
understanding to thy Saints,
qui omnia djiudicas atque
who judgest and discernest all discernis, illumina hodie
cor meum fulgore
things: I beseech thee to
claritatis tue, vt intelligam
illuminate my heart this day
& cognoscam que in ista
with the Splendor of thy
arte considerantur
Beauty, that I may understand exopto. Amen.
and know what I desire, and
what things are considerable to
be known in this Art, Amen.
ThisOrationwiththe
followingHanazay,&c.oughttobe
pronouncedbeforethefirstFigureof
Rhetorick:andalthoughtheOrationis
dividedintotwoparts,yetitisoneandthe
same:Andtheyaredividedonlyforthis
cause,thattheremightbesomemean
intervalusedinthepronouncingofthem;
andtheyoughttobepronouncedbefore
theotherOrationswrittenintheFigure.

Hanazay, Sazhaon, Hubi, Sene,


Hay, Ginbar, Ronail, Selmora,
Hyramay, Lohal, Yzazamael,
Amathomatois, Yaboageyors,
Sozomcrat, Ampho,

(Istaenimoratiocumalia
oratione
subsequentiHanazay&c.
debetpronunciarianteprimam
figuramartisRhetoric,&
quamuisdiuidanturperduas
partesorationis,vna&eadem
oratioest:sedpropterhoc
diuiduntur,vtinproferendoeas
fiataliquodmodicum
interuallum,&debetproferri
priusqumorationesscriptein
figuraproferantur.
Compare LI
Hanazay, Sazhaon
hubi, sene, hay, ginbar H LX.
Ronail, Selmora,
hyramay, lohal
ysazamael
Amathomatois,

Delmedos, [70] Geroch, Agalos,


Meihatagiel, Secamai,
Saheleton, Mechogrisces,
Lerirencrhon.

yaboageyors,
Sozomcrat,
Ampho Deldenos,
geroch, Agalos,
Meihatagiel Secamai,
Saheleton
Mechogrisces,
Lerirencrhon.

The8Oration,letitbepronounced
beforethesecondNoteoftheRhetorical
Art:

[139]9[sic]Istaoratio
proferaturantesecundam
notamartisRhetorice.

[8] Oh great eternal and


wonderful Lord God, who of thy
eternal counsel hast disposed
of all virtues, and art Ordeyner
of all goodness; Adorn and
Beautify my understanding,
and give unto me Reason to
know and learn the Mysteries
of thy Holy Angels: And grant
unto me all knowledge and
learning thou hast promised to
thy Servants by the vertue of
thy holy Angels, Amen.

Vnus magnus &


mirabilis eterne Deus, ete
rni consilij angele
dispositor omnium
virtutum & ordinator
bonorum omnium; adorna
hodi intelligentiam
meam & multiplica in me
rationem discendi &
cognoscendi, qua in
proferendis nominib.
omnium clestium
angelorum contulisti &
candem scientiam
secundum promissionem
mihi concede, & huius
artis discretionem Amen.

ThisOration,withtheothertwo
following,oughttobepronounced,(viz.
Vision,&c.)Azelechias,&c.inthe
beginningofthesecondFigureof
Rhetorick,andbeforetheother
Orations;[whicharewrittenbelow(where)
thefiguresthemselvesaredisplayed]and
thereoughttobesomeintervalbetween
<them>[thatorationwhichiswritten
below,andbeforethefigureitself].

(Istaoratiocumreliquis
duab.[607]sequentibus
orationibus,videlicetVision,
&c.&aliaorationem
videlicet,Azelechias,&c.
debentinprincipiosecund
figurartisRhetoric
pronunciari,&priusquamali
orationesquscribunturinfra
ipsamfiguramproferantur,&
debetfierialiquodinteruallum
interistasorationesqu
scribunturinfra&interipsam

figuram.
LetthisOrationfollowingbesaid,
beforethesecondNoteofRhetorick

[9] Vision; beholding with thy


eternal conspiration all Powers,
Kingdomes and Judges,
Administring all manner of
Languages to all, and of whose
power there is no end; restore I
beseech thee and increase my
Memory, my heart
and [71] understanding, to
know, understand, and judge
all things which thy Divine
authority commendeth
necessary in this art, perfectly
fulfill them in me, Amen.

LetthisOrationfollowing,withthe
Precedent,berehearsedbeforethesecond
NoteofRhetorick.

[10] Azelechias, Velozeos,


Inoanzama, Samelo, Hotens,
Sagnath, Adonay, Soma,
Jezochos, Hicon, Jezomethon,
Sadaot. And thou Oh God
propitiously confirm thy
promises in me, as thou hast
confirmed them by the same
words to King Solomon; send
unto me, Oh Lord, thy virtue
from Heaven, that may
illuminate my mind and

[141] Oratio 10.


Istaoratioproferaturante
secundamnotamRhetoric
Vision omnium
potestatum atque
regnorum, & iudiciorum,
terna conspiratione
aspiciens, omnium
administrans schemata
Compare LI
linguarum, in cuius
H LXII.
regimine nullum est
V: Usyon
impedimentum: Instaura omnium ...
quso ad memorata &
repetita, cor meum &
linguam meam ad
discernendum, ad
eloquendum, ad
iudicandum, ad
habendum qu in hac
arte necessaria authoritas
diuina commendat, & in
me perfect compleatur,
Amen.

Oratio 11.
Istacumduabus
prcedentibusproferaturante
secundamnotamRhetoric.
Azelechias velozeos,
Inoanzama, Saruclo,
hotens Sagnath,
Adonay, Soma
Iezochos,
hicon, Iezomothon,
Sadaot. Et tu Deus
propitius in me
promissiones confirma,
sicut confirmasti per
eosdem sermones Regi

Compare LI
H LXIII.)

understanding: strengthen, Oh
God, my understanding, renew
my Soul within me, and wash
me with the Waters which are
above the Heavens; pour out
thy Spirit upon my flesh, and
fill my bowels with thy
Judgements, with humility and
charity: thou who hast created
the Heaven and the Earth, and
made man according to thy
own Image; pour out the light
of thy love into my
understanding, that being
radicated and established in
thy love and thy mercy, I may
love thy Name, and know, and
worship thee, and
understand [72] all thy
Scriptures, And all the
Mysteries which thou hast
declared by thy Holy Angels, I
may receive and understand in
my heart, and use this Art to
thy Honor and Glory, through
thy mighty Counsel, Amen.

The11Orationoughttobesaidbefore
thepronounciationofthethirdNoteof
Rhetorick.

Salomoni. Emitte mihi


Domine virtutem de
clis, qu cor meum &
mentem illuminet &
confirmet: Conforta Deus
intellectum meum, &
animam meam innoua in
me, & laua me aquis, qu
super clos sunt. Effunde
de spiritu tuo super
carnem meam, & in
visceribus meis ad
facienda & compotenda
iudicia tua humilitate &
charitate, qui clum &
terram fecisti, & hominem
ad similitudinem &
imaginem tuam creasti,
infunde charitatis tu
lumen intellectui meo, vt
fundatus & radicatus in
misericordia tua, diligam
nomen tuum, &
cognoscam & adorem te,
& intelligam omnes
scripturas istius artis, ob
quam hc data Deo, &
insignita per manus
Angelorum sanctorum, &
emissa sunt figurarum
mysteria, qu in corde &
intellectum meo habeam
& cognoscam, & huius
artis constanter officium
habeam nominis tui sancti
& gloriosi, prualente
consilio tuo, Amen.

Oratio 12.
Istaorationproferaturante
tertiamnotamRhetoric:

[11] I know, that I love thy


Glory, and my delight is in thy Scio enim quia delector
wonderful works, and that thou me in facta tua magna
mirabili & ineffabili, &

Ars. Not.
Glose de la
Version B,
141, var. 8,
Vronse,
p. 198.
Compare LI
H LXIV.

wilt give unto me wisdome,


according to thy goodness and
thy power, which is
incomprehensible: Theon,
Haltanagon, Haramalon,
Zamoyma, Chamasal,
Jeconamril, Harionatar,
Jechomagol, Gela Magos,
Kemolihot, Kamanatar,
Hariomolatar, Hanaces,
Velonionathar, Azoroy,
Jezabali; by these most Holy
and Glorious profound
Mysteries, precious Offices,
virtue and knowledge of God,
compleat and perfect my
beginnings, and reform my
beginnings, Zembar,
Henoranat, Grenatayl,
Samzatam, Jecornazay: Oh
thou great Fountain of all
goodness, knowledge and
virtue, give unto thy Servant
power to eschew all evill, and
cleave unto goodness and
knowledge, and to follow the
same [73] with an Holy
intention, that with my whole
heart I may understand & learn
thy Laws and Decrees;
especially these Holy
Mysteries; wherein that I may
profit, I beseech thee, Amen.

12.ThisOrationoughttobesaidbefore

dabis mihi scientiam,


quam per hoc opus
habentibus pollicitus es,
secundm magnam &
incomprehensibilem
virtutem tuam. Theon,
Haltanagon haramalon,
zamoyma Chamasal,
Ieconamril, harionatar,
Iechomagol, gela
magos, Kemolihot,
Kamanatar,
hariomolatar, hanaces,
Velonionathar, Azoroy
Iezabali. per h
sacratissima Dei &
gloriosissima, & profunda
mysteria, & preciosissima
officia, & virtutem &
scientiam, [608] auge in
me & comple quod
incepisti, & reforma quod
incepisti in me. Zembar,
henoranat, Grenatayl,
Samzatam,
Iecornazay, fundamentu
m altissime omnium
bonitatum & scientiarum
atque virtutum, tribue
famulo tuo tibi
displicentia vitare
contagia & tua veritate
pura, & intentione sancta,
possim sociari vt tuam
promissionem toto corde
desiderans in omnibus
tam in legibus qu in
decretalibus prcipu
hec sancta mysteria
videar & cognoscar
adipisci, & bene in ista
arte proficiam penitus
laudandus & facundus.
Amen.
[142]13Istaoratiodebet

1.

theninth[*fourth]RhetoricalNote:

proferriantequartamnotam
Rhetoric.1

Oh most reverend Almighty


Lord, ruling all Creatures both Reuerende potens &
Angels and Arch-Angels, and all Dominus superioribus
angelis & Archangelis
Celestial, terrestrial, and
omnibusque clestibus
infernal Creatures; of whose
creaturis, tam infernalibus
Vronse,
greatness comes all
qum clestibus: de
199.
plenty, [+whose power governs cuius magnificentia venit p.
Compare LI
the four parts of the world] who plenitudo, quia nobis
H LXV.
hast made man after thy own dign familaturi,cuius
2. Omitted
quatuor mundi partibus
Image; Grant unto me the
by Turner.
regna portas
knowledge of this Art, and
So V.
[*potestas].2 Qui ossibus
strengthen all Sciences in me,
& anima & spiritu,
Amen.
hominem ad imaginem
&similitudube tuamfecisti,
Da mihi huius artis
scientiam, corroborans
me in ipsius facultatis
scienti. Amen.
13.Pronouncethisbeforethefirst
FigureofArithmetick:

Oh God who numbrest,


weighest, and measurest all
things, given the day his order,
and called the Sun by his
Name; Grant the knowledge of
this Art unto my
understanding, that I may love
thee, and acknowledge the gift
of thy goodness, Amen.

14.Saythisbeforetheseminoteof
Arithmetick:

Oh God, the Operator of all


things, from whom proceeds
every good and perfect gift;

14Istaoratioproferaturante
primamfiguramArithmetic.
Deus qui omnia pondere
& numero & mensura
fecisti: in cuius ordine
omnium momentorum
dierum patens est & apta Compare LI
dimensio: qui etiam solus H LXVI.
stellarum nomina
nominas menti me
constanter tribue
efficaciam, vt in huius
artis cognitione te
diligam, & tu pietatis
munus agnoscam. Amen.
15Istadebetproferriante
semisArith.
[145] Mediator omnium
operationum &
creaturarum, quo omnia

Compare LI
H
LXVII. Comp
are Wis.
18:14-15.

sow the Seeds of thy Word in


my Heart, that I may
understand [74] the excellent
Mysteries of this Art, Amen.

procedunt naturaliter
bona & omnia virtutum
dona procedunt, quo
omne quod est solidum &
perfectum est: cuius
sermo recens de regalibus
venit sedibus in corda
nostra dum medium
tenent cuncta scientium
me tua charitate in
intellectum bonum
constitue ad percipienda
h tanta excellentissima
mysteria huius artis, &
istorum sacramentorum
perfect consequar
effectum Amen.

15.SaythisbeforethesecondFigureof
[143]16Istaoratio
Arithmetick:
proferaturantesecundam
figuramArithmeric:

Oh God the perfect Judge of all


good works, who makest
known thy saving goodness
amongst all Nations; open my
Eyes and my Heart, with the
beams of thy mercy, that I may
understand and persevere in
these thy Heavenly Mysteries,
Amen.

Deus iustis Iudex operum,


qui nobis notum fecisti
salutate tuum & in
conspectu gentium
reuelasti iustitiam tuam,
reuela oculos meos, & cor
meum illustra salutari
iustitia tua, vt mirabilia
tua de tuis tam
gloriosissimis sacramentis
enarrem, quatenus per ea
tantam in hac arte
consequar intelligentiam
vt te prstante qui solus
mirabilia facis, magna, in
ipsa arte subitus interpres
efficiar: vt mea
facunditate & memoria
cum stabilitate recepta
dimentiendo dimentiar, &
intercessione cunctarum
virtutum clestium,
honorem in secula

Compare LI
H LXVIII.

seculorum. Amen.
16.ThisOrationbeforethesecondNote
[146]17Istaorationdebet
ofGeometry:
proferriantesecundamnotam
Geometri.[609]

Oh God the giver of all


wisdome and knowledge to
them that are without sin,
Instructor and Master of all
Spiritual Learning, by thy
Angels and Arch-Angels, by
Thrones, Potestates,
Principates and Powers, by
Cherubim and Seraphim, and
by the 24 Elders, by the 4
Animals, and all the host of
Heaven, I adore, invocate,
worship and glorify thy Name,
and exalt thee: most terrible
and most merciful, I do humbly
beseech thee this day to
illuminate and fill my Heart
with the grace of thy Holy
Spirit, thou who art three in
one, Amen.

17. Say this Oration before the


second Note of Theology.

I adore thee, Oh King of Kings,


my light, my substance, my
life, my King, and my God, my
Memory, [75] and my strength;
who in a Moment gavest
sundry Tongues, and threwest
down a Mighty Tower [i.e.
Babel], And gavest by [the
annointing of the seven-fold
grace of] thy Holy Spirit the
knowledge of Tongues to thy
Apostles, infusing thy

Omnis sapienti Deus &


scienti donator illis in
quibus peccatum non est
disciplin spiritualis
Magister & instructor, per
angelos tuos &
archangelos, per thronos
et potestates, principatus
& virtutes, per cherubin &
Compare LI
Seraphin per viginti
H LXIX.
quatuor seniores, per
quatuor animalia per
omnem militia clestis
exercitus, adoro, inuoco,
flagito & veneror, glorifico
& exalto nomen tuum
sanctum terribile
mitissimum. Te quso vt
hodi cor meum Spiritus
sancti lumine & gratia
tu visitationis
fcundatum & roboratum
illustres: tu qui es trinus &
vnus Amen.
Compare LI
18Istaorationdebet
proferriantesecundamnotam H LXX.
theologi.

Adoro te rex regum, rex


meus & Deus meus, vita
& substantia mea simul &
reuelatio mea, memoria &
virtus mea: qui hora vna
diuersarum genera
linguarum dificantibus
turrim dedisti: & qui
sanctis Apostolis tuis
vnctionem septiformis
Spiritus sancti infundisti,

knowledge into them in a


Moment, giving them the
understanding of all
Languages: [and commandest
them to teach us from all the
same tongues, wherewith thou
hast created all things, and
through the power of this
sacrament,] inspire my Heart,
and pour the dew of thy grace
and Holy Spirit into me, that I
may understand the Exposition
of Tongues and Languages,
Amen.

& illis idiomata qu nos


docent de omnibus linguis
eisdem repent loqui
tribuisti, per virtutem
Verbi tui in quo omnia
creasti per potentiam
huius sacramenti, inspira
cor meum & infunde in
illud rorem grati tu in
subito tui sancti spiritus
afflatus lumine efficaciam
huius operis &
intelligentiam &
expositionem lingu &
istarum artium capax &
subtile ingenium valeam
consequi. Amen.

Three Chapters to be
published, before any of
the Notes.
Whatwehavespokenofthethreefirst
Chap.aregenerallyandspeciallytobe
pronounced,sothatyousaythem,andthe
Orationsonthedayesappointed,andwork
bytheNotes[youwishtoperform]asitis
demonstratedtoyou.TheseOrationsought
tobesaidalwayesbeforenoon,everyday
oftheMoneth;andbefore
the[single]NotessaytheproperOrations:
andinallreading,observetheprecepts
commanded.[76]

[83] Qualiter tria


capitula ante
omnium notas
debent proferri.
Qudetribusprimis
capitulisdiximusanteomnes
notasgeneraliter&specialiter
pronunciandasunt:itatamen,
vtcumipsasorationesdiebus
determinatisdixeris,&denotis
voluerisoperari,vttibi
prmonstratumest:Toto
mensediebussingulissemel
ipsasorationesdicereoportet
antemeridiem:&tamenante
notassingulasomnesnotas
propriasdices.Etcum
scripturasinciperevoluerisad
legendumfaciasvttibiiussum
est.

How the Proper Notes are [84] Qualiter not


to be inspected.
propri
inspicuintur.
Ifyouwouldlearnanythingofanyone
Art,lookintotheproperNotesthereofin
theirduetime.Enoughissaidalreadyof
thethreeliberalArts.

Sciendumestigitur,vtside
aliqueartesolascirevolueris
adlegendumsiuead
discendumIpsiusartisnot
proprie&solinspiciend
suntsuotempore.De
liberalibustribussatis
diximus.

What dayes are to be


[85] Qui dies
observed in the inspection obseruandi sunt in
of the Notes of the four
inspectione
Arts.
notarum quatuor
artium.
InthefourotherArts,onlythefourfirst
dayesaretobeobserved:The
PhilosophicalNotes,withallSciences
containedtherein,the7and17dayesof
theMoonaretobeinspected,7timesa
day,withtheirseveralOrations.TheNote
istobelookedinto,withfear,silenceand
trembling.

Eccedereliquisquatuor
atribus.Nullaenimdiesin
earumnotisinspiciendis
obseruandaest.Nisiquatuor
diesprimiquiobseruandisunt.
Notverphilosophicum
scientijssuisqusubea
continentur.Luna7.&17.cum
OftheNotesoftheliberalArts,itis
orationibussingulisdiebus
spokenalready;butonlyknowthis,that
septiesinspiciendsunt.Nota
whenyouwouldusethem,livechasteand autemterroriscum
soberly;fortheNotehathinitself24
taciturnitate[610]&timore
Angels,isfullyandperfectlytobe
inspiciendaest.InOmelia
pronounced,asyouhaveheard:butwhen primainnoualunainspicienda
youlookintothem,[77]repeatallthe
esteisdemdiebus.
TheologicalOrations,andtherestintheir
duetime.
[86]Denotisautem
liberaliumquatuorsatisdictum
est.Ettamensciendumest,
quodquandoipsas
pronunciaueris,viuendumest
cast&sobrie.Notaver
habens24.angeloscum
singulissuisaduentitijsinse
habensnouumtestamentum
plenarietperfectita
pronunciandaestsicut
audiuisti.Hoctamendeista
restatquodquandocunqueeam
inspexerisomnesorationes
Theologirecitandsunt,licet
notissingulissingulorationes
singulatimcomperant,qu
sicutidiximuspronunciand
sunt.Verumvttibidiximus,
quotiescunqueTheologinotas
inspexerisaliasorationes
prcedentesinprincipiovt

tantorumsacramentorum
habeasefficaciam,cteris
temporibuspronuncia.

Of the inspection of
general Notes.
SaythegeneralNotes10timesaday,
whenyouhaveoccasiontouseany
commonArts,havingthebooksofthose
Artsbeforeyou,usingsomeintervalor
spaceoftimebetweenthem,asyouhave
beentaughtalready.

[87] De inspectione
notarum
generalium.
Denotisautemgeneralium
etdeorationibusearumhoc
sciasquodquotiescunquede
exceptiuis,veladulterinisscire
volueris,ipsasnotasgenerales
diebussingulisdecies,factis
tameninteruallis&librum
illarumartiuminspectis,&
sicutdealijsfactumest&
dictum,itapronunciabis.Et
quacunquedievoluerisde
generalibuspoterisoperari
omniaquinprimiscapitulis
dicendanouisti.Ipsasvidelicet
orationesdiebusseptem
singulisseptiesdices,
interuallisfactis,&omnium
artiumquasvoluerislibris
reuolutis&inspectis:postea
poterisoperariinartibussicut
volueris,&faciassicuttibi
dictumest.

How the three first


Chapters are to be
pronounced before
Orations.

[88] Qualiter tria


prima capitula
semper proferenda
sunt ante
orationes.
Tohaveperfectionherein,know,thatin
thegeneralpronunciationofOrations,the
Notesofthethreeheadsaretobe
rehearsed;whethertheOrationsbe
pronouncedornot.

Denotisomnibusiam
initialiterdataestcognitio,&
decapitulorumorationibus.Vt
autemperfectionemipsarum
habeas,hecscito,quodin
generalibuspronunciandis
orationibussiuenotisipsarum
pronunciandis,orationes
capitulorumtrium
pronunciandsunt.

How the fifth Oration of


Theology ought to be
rehearsed upon these
Orations.

[89] Qualiter oratio


quinta Theologi
proferri supr istas
orationes.

Thereisalsosomthingelsetobesaidof
thefourotherliberalArts;ifyouwould
havetheperfectknowledgeofthem,make
thefirstOrationofTheology[78]before
yousaytheOrationsoftheotherNotes.
Thesearesufficientlydeclared,thatyou
mayunderstandandknowthem;Andlet
thecapitularOrationsbepronounced
beforetheseveralNotesofeveryArt,and
keptasisdetermined,&c.Thesearethe
AugmentationsoftheOrations,which
belongtoallArtsliberalandexceptive,
exceptMechanick,andareespecially
ascribedtotheNotesofTheology.And
theyarethustobepronounced,that
whensoeveryouwouldlookintoanyone
NoteofanyArt,andwouldprofittherein,
saytheseOrationsfollowing.

Eccedereliquisquatuor
liberalibusartibusaliud
dicendumest.Sivero
perfectamipsarumnotitiam
haberevolueris,itafacies
orationemquintamTheologi
priusorationessingularum
notarumdices.Hcsatis
declaratasunt,vtintelligas&
cognoscas,&iterumsciasde
orationibuscapitulorum,ita
debereantenotassingulas
singulariumartium
propronunciarisicutdefinitum
est,&itacustodi&fac.Ist
suntaugmentationesorationum
quenotisomniumartium
liberalium&exceptiuarum
prtermechanicas
competunt[611]&specialiter
notisTheologiascribuntur.
Sicigiturpronunciandesunt,vt
quandocunquevnamquamque
notamvniuscuiuscunqueartis
inspexeris,&omnesearum
protulerisistasorationes
equentesdicas.

1. Ezomamos, Hazalat, Ezityne,


Hezemechel, Czemomechel,
Zamay, Zaton, Ziamy
Nayzaton, Hyzemogoy,
Jeccomantha, Jaraphy,
Phalezeton, Sacramphal,
Sagamazaim, Secranale,
Sacramathan; Jezennalaton
Hacheriatos, Jetelemathon,
Zaymazay, Zamaihay,

1 Ezomomos, hazalat, Compare LI


H LXXI.
Ezityne, hezemechel
Czemomechel zamay,
zaton ziamy nayzaton,
hyzemogoy,
Ieccomantha, Iaraphy,
phalezeton,
Sacramphal,
Sagamazaim.
Secranale
Sacramathan:

Gigutheio Geurlagon, Garyos, Iezennalaton


Megalon Hera Cruhic, Crarihuc, hacheriatos.
Ieteleymathon,
Amen.

zaymazay, zamaihay,
Gigutheio Geurlagon
Garyos. Megalon hera
cruhic, Crarihuc.Amen.

LetthisOrationwiththefollowingbe
pronouncedbeforethefirstNoteof
Philosophy:

Oh Lord God, holy Father,


almighty and
incomprehensible; [79] hear my
Prayers, thou that art invisible,
immortal and intelligible,
whose face the Angels and
Arch-angels, and all the powers
of Heaven, do so much desire
to see; whose Majesty I desire
eternally to adore, and honour
the only one God for ever and
ever,Amen.
2.SaythisbeforethesecondNoteof
Philosophy:

Oh Lord God, Holy and


Almighty Father, hear my
Prayers this day, and incline
thy ears to my
Orations;Gezomelion Samach,
Semath, Cemon, Gezagam,
Gezatrhin, Zheamoth, Zeze
Hator Sezeator Samay
Sarnanda, Gezyel, Iezel,
Gaziety, Hel,
Gazayethyhel,Amen.

Saythisfollowingwiththeformer:

[91]Istaorationcum
prcedentiproferaturante
primamfiguramphilosophi.
Domine Deus sancte
pater omnipotens, exaudi
preces meus
incomprehensibilis,
Compare LI
inuisibilis, immortalis &
intelligibilis cuius vultum H LXXII.
angeli & Archangeli &
clestes virtutes ardenter
videre desiderant. Cuius
maiestatem ternaliter
atque optim pro posse
meo exerceo, adorans
vnum Deum in secula
seculorum, Amen.
[92]2.Istaproferaturante
secundamnotamphilosophi.
Domine Deus sancte
pater & omnipotens,
exaudi preces meas hodie
& inclina aurem tuam ad
orationes
Compare LI
meas, Gezomelion
H LXXIII.
Samach, Semath,
Cemon, Gezagam
Gezatrhin zheamoth
zeze hator Sezeator
Samay Sannanda,
Gezyel, Iezel, Gaziety
hel,
Gazayethyhel. Amen.
[93]Istaorationcum

Compare LI

Oh God eternal, the way, the


truth, and the life; give thy
light and the flower of thy Holy
Spirit into my mind and
understanding, and grant that
the gift of thy grace may shine
forth in my heart, and into my
Soul, now and for ever, Amen.

PronouncetheOrationfollowing
beforethethirdNoteofPhilosophy;

prcedentisimulproferatur.
Deus semper via, vita,
veritas: Da lucem tuam
florem Spiritus sancti in
conscientiam & mentem H LXXIV.
meam, & concede vt
fulgeat & clarescat donum
grati tu in cor meum,
& in animam meam nunc
& per omnia secula
seculorum. Amen.
[94]Istaoratioproferatur
antetertiamnotam
philosophi.

Lemogethom, Hegemochom,
Hazachay Hazatha, Azamachar, Lemogethom,
hegemochom,
Azacham, Cohathay.
hazachay Hazatha,
Geomothay Logomothay,
Azamachar, Azacham,
Zathana, [80] Lachanma,
Cohathay. Gehomothay
Legomezon, Legornozon,
Logomothay, zathana,
Lembdemachon, Zegomaday, Lachanma, Legomezon,
Compare LI
Hathanayos, Hatamam,
Legornozon.
H LXXV.
Lembdemachon.
Helesymom, Vagedaren,
zegomaday,
Vadeyabar, Lamnanath,
Hathanayos, Hatamam,
Lamadai, Gomongchor,
Gemecher, Ellemay, Gecromal, Helesymom,
Vagedaren, Vadeyabar,
Gecrohahi, Colomanos,
Lamnanath, Lamadai,
Colomaythos, Amen.
Gomongchor,
Gemecher, Ellemay,
Gecromal, Gecrohahi,
Colomanos,
Colomaythos, Amen.
Saythisfollowingwiththeprecedent
Oration:

[95]Istaoratiocum
prcedentisimulproferatur.

Oh God the life of all visible


Creatures, eternal brightness,
and virtue of all things; who art
the original of all piety, who
knewest all things before the

Vita omnium creaturarum


Deus visibilium, claritate
terna clestium, &
omnium virtus salus
indeficiens, qui es pietatis
origo, qui omnia nouisti

Compare LI
H LXXVI.

were; who judgest all things,


and discernest all things by thy
unspeakeable knowledge:
glorify thy Holy and
unspeakable Name this day in
my heart, and strengthen my
intellectual understanding;
increase my Memory, and
confirm my eloquence; make
my Tongue ready, quick, and
perfect in thy Sciences and
Scriptures, that by thy power
given unto me, and thy
wisdome taught in my heart, I
may praise thee, and know and
understand thy Holy Name for
ever World without end, Amen.

SaythisOrationfollowingbeforethe
fourthNoteofPhilosophy.

Oh King of Kings, the Giver and


Dispenser of infinite Majesty,
and of infinite mercy, [81] the
founder of all foundations; lay
the foundation of all thy virtues
in me, remove all foolishness
from my heart, that my senses
may be established in the love
of thy charity, and my Spirit
informed by thee, according to
the recreation and invocation
of they will, who livest and
reignest God throughout all
Worlds of Worlds, Amen.

antequam fiant, qui


diiudicas omnia qu
videntur & ineffabili
dispositione discernis,
glorifica nomen tuum
sanctum ineffabile hodie
in cor meum, & corrobora
intellectum meum &
intelligentiam meam.
Auge memoriam meam, &
confirma
facundiam[612] meam.
Expeditam redde linguam
meam in scientiis &
scripturus tuis, vt
facultate mihi te collata,
et sapienti tu
doctrin corde meo
insignita laudem te &
cognoscam te et
intelligam nomen tuum
sanctum in secula
seculorum. Amen.
[96]4Istaorationproferatur Compare LI
H LXXVIII.
antequartamnotam
philosophi.
Rex regum infinit
misericordi, maietatis
immens largitor atque
dispensator, ac stabilitor
omnium fundamentorum,
pone fundamentum
omnium virtutum tuarum
in me & aufer me
insipienciam cordis mei vt
stabiliantur sensus mei in
dilectione charitatis tu,
& informetur spiritus
meus per te secundum
recreationem &
invocationem voluntatis
tu, qui viuis & regnas
Deus per omnia secula

seculorum, Amen.

How these Orations are to [97] Qualiter dict


be said every day once
orationes qualibet
before the general Notes,
die proferantur
and the Notes of the
semel ante notae
liberal Arts.
generales & notas
artium liberalium.
These4Orationsarenecessaryfor
liberalArts,butchieflydoappertainto
Theology,whicharetobesaideveryday
beforethegeneralNotes,ortheNotesof
theliberalArts;buttoTheologysayevery
oneofthese7timestoeveryNote;butif
youwouldlearnorteachanythingof
dictating,versifying,singingorMusick,or
anyoftheseSciences,firstteachhimthese
Orations,thatthouwould'stteach,howhe
shouldreadthem:butifhebeaChildof
meanunderstanding,readthembefore
him,andlethimsayaftertheeword
for[82]word;butifhebeofagood
understanding,lethimreadthem7timesa
dayfor7dayes:orifitbeageneralNote,
pronouncetheseOrations,andtheVirtue
thereofshallprofityoumuch,andyou
shallthereinfindgreatvirtue.

Horationesliberalibus
artibusquatuosnecessarisunt
sedspecialiteradTheologiam
pertinent,quascumnotam
generalemvelnotamalicuius
liberaliumartiumcumoratio
nib.suispronunciarevolueris
istasorationesprdictasprius
dicessemelsingulisdiebus.
Veruntamencumdenotis
Theologitractarevolueris,
sicutdiximus,easdem
orationesapudvnamquamque
notamseptiesdices.Etsi
aliquamnotamdedictando
versificandovelcontandovel
organizando,siuedealijshuius
scientijsaliquaaddiscere
volueris,siuedocerer;ipsum
quemdocuerispriusistas
orationesdoce,vtquoquo
modolegat&sipuerminoris
intellectusfuerit,tulegaseas
anteipsum&illeposttelegat
deverboadverbum.S[i]in
versitbonintelligenti
legateasseptiesindieperdies
septem.Sivernotam
generaliumcumorationibus
suisproferrevolueris,easdem
orationesprofer,&multumtibi
proderitipsarumorationum
virtus:&siomnesqusuntin
initiominusproferantur,vel
etiamaliquaipsarummagnam
perhibenthabereefficaciam.

[98]Deorationibusistisait
SolomonsaithoftheseOrations,letno
manpresumetomakeuseofthemunless Salomon.Istasorationessolas
fortheproperofficetheyareinstitutedfor. nemoprsumatnepropter
officium,adquodinstitut
sunt.
Oh Father, incomprehensible,

from whom proceedeth every


Deus pater immense,
thing that is good; whose
greatness is incomprehensible: quo processit omne quod
bonum est, cuius
Hear this day my Prayers,
magnitudo est
which I make in thy sight, and incomprehensibilis,
grant to me the Joy of thy
exaudi hodie preces
saving health, that I may teach meas, quas in conspectu
unto the wicked the Wayes and tuo refero, & concede
mihi & redde mihi
Paths of thy Sciences, and
lticiam salutaris tui, vt
convert the Rebellious and
doceam hodie iniquos,
incredulous unto thee, that
vias tuas & semitas
whatsoever I commemorate
scientiarum tuarum, &
and repeat in my heart and
conuertantur ad te
mouth, may take root and
rebelles & increduli, vt
foundation in me; that I may be quod corde repeto & ore
made powerful and efficacious commemoro in me
radicitus habeat
in thy works, Amen.

Compare LI
H LXXIX.

fundamentum, vt in
operibus tuis efficax
videar & adiutus.
Amen. [613]

SaythisOrationbeforethe6Noteof
Philosophy:

Gezemothon, Oromathian,
Hayatha, Aygyay, Lethasihel,
Lechizliel, Gegohay, Gerhonay,
Samasatel, Samasathel,
[83] Gessiomo, Hatel,
Segomasay, Azomathon,
Helomathon, Gerochor,
Hejazay, Samin, Heliel,
Sanihelyel, Siloth, Silerech,
Garamathal, Gesemathal,
Gecoromay, Gecorenay,
Samyel, Samihahel,

[99]Istaorationproferatur Compare LI
H LXXX.
antesextamnotam
philosophi.
Gezomothon,
Oromathian, hayatha,
Aygyay, Lethasihel,
Lechizliel, Gegohay,
Gerhonay, Samasatel,
Samasathel, Gessiomo
hatel, Segomasay,
Azomathon,
Helomathon, Gerochor,
hejazay Samin, heliel,
Sanihelyel, Siloth
Silerech, Garamathal,
Gesemathal,

Hesemyhel, Sedolamax,
Secothamay, Samya,
Rabiathos, Avinosch,
Annas, Amen.

Thensaythisfollowing:

Oh eternal King! O God, the


Judge and discerner of all
things, knower of all good
Sciences; instruct me this day
for thy Holy Names sake, and
by these Holy Sacraments; and
purify my understanding, that
thy knowledge may enter into
my inward parts, as water
flowing from Heaven, and as
Oil into my bones, by thee, Oh
God Saviour of all things, who
art the Fountain of goodness,
and original of piety; instruct
me this day in those Sciences
which I desire, thou who art
one God for ever,Amen.

Gecoromay, Gecorenay
Samyel, Samihahel,
Hesemyhel,
Sedolamax,
Secothamay, Samya
Rabiathos, Auinosch,
Annas. Amen.
[100]Istaorationcum
prcedentiproferatur,
Rex terne Deus Judex &
discretor omnium, agnitor
scientiarum bonarum,
instrue me hodie propter
nomen sanctum tuum, &
per hc sancta
sacramenta, & clarifica
mentem meam, vt intret
scientia tua interiora mea
sicut aqua fluens de clo,
& sicut oleum in ossibus
meis, per te Deus
Salvator omnium, qui es
fons bonitatis, et totius
pietatis origo, instrue me
hodie in istis scientijs
quas desposco, tu qui es
vnus Deus Amen.

Deus pater immense,


Oh God Father,
incomprehensible, from whom quo procedit omne quod
est bonum, cuius
proceedeth all good, the
magnitudo misericordi
greatness of whose mercy is
est incomprehensibilis,
fathomless, hear my Prayers, exaudi hodie preces
which I make this day before
meas, quas in conspectu
thee, and render unto me the tuo refero, et redde mihi
joy of thy Salvation, that I may leticiam salutaris tui, vt
teach the unjust the knowledge doceam hodie iniquos
vias tua, et semitas
of thy wayes, and
scientiarum tuarum, &
convert [84] the unbelieving and conuertantur ad te
Rebellious unto thee; and may rebelles & increduli, &
have power to perform thy
etiam in operibus tuis
works, Amen.
efficax videar & adiutus.

Compare LI
H LXXXI,
LXXXIII, and
LXXXIX.

Amen.

The 7 Oration, which is the [101] Incipit oratio


end of the Orations,
septima qu est
belonging to the ineffable
finis suarum
Note, the last of Theology,
orationum &
having 24 Angels.
complementum
Oh God of all piety, Author and earum precipu ad
notam ineffabilem
Foundation of all things, the
eternal Health and Redemption pertinens, qu est
vltimum Theologi,
of thy people; Inspirer and
viginti quatuor
great Giver of all graces,
Sciences and Arts, from whose angelos habentem.
gift it cometh: Inspire into me
Istudestprincipium
thy servant, an increase of
orationis.
those Sciences: who hast
Deus totius pietatis autor
granted life to me miserable
& fundamentum omnium,
sinner, defend my Soul, and
salus terna & redemptio
deliver my Heart from the
populorum, inspirator
wicked cogitations of this
omnium gratiarum,
World; extinguish and quench scientiarum & artium
in me the flames of all lust and largitor immense, de
fornication, that I may the more cuius munere venit, vt
nobis famulis tuis
attentively delight in thy
scientiarum in me
Sciences and Arts; and give
inspirare digneris
unto me the desire of my
augmentum: Qui etiam
Heart, that I being confirmed
mihi misero peccatori tua
and exalted in thy glory, may viam concesisti, vt scire
love thee: and increase in me sacramenta, defende
the power of thy Holy Spirit, by animam meam, & libera
thy Salvation and reward of the cor meum de prauis huius
faithful, to the Salvation of my mundi cogitationibus &
incentiu libidinis omnis
Soul and Body, Amen.
fornicationis in me
extingue potentiam, &
reprime vt scientijs tuis &
artibus tuis intensius
delectar in eis, & des mihi
petitionem cordis mei, vt
in glorificatione tua
confirmatus & exaltatus
diligam te, & augeatur in
me virtus spiritus sancti

Compare LI
H LXXXII.

per salutem tuam et


remunerationem fidelium
in salutem anim me et
corporis mei. Amen.
Thensaythisfollowing:

Oh God most mighty Father,


from whom proceedeth all
good, the greatness of whose
mercy is incomprehensible;
hear my Prayers, which I make
in thy sight.

Istaoratiocumprcedenti
proferriomninodebet.
Deus pater immense,
quo procedit omne quod
Compare LI
est bonum,
H LXXXIII.
cuius[614] magnitudo
misericordi est
incomprehensibilis,
exaudi hodie preces
meas, quas in conspectu
tuo refero.

[Here begin the] Special


[102] Incipiunt
precepts of the Notes of prcepta specialia
Theology, chiefly of the 1. de notis Theologi,
2. and 3.
& specialiter
These7Orationsareanaugmentation de prima, secunda
oftherest,andoughttobesaidbeforeall
& tertheNotesofTheology,butespecially
tia.
beforetheineffableNote;thesearethe
preceptstomaketheesufficient,whichwe
commandtheetoobservebytheauthority
ofSolomon:diligentlyinquirethemout,
anddoaswehaveproposed,andperfectly
pronouncetheOrations,andlookintothe
NotesoftheotherArts.

Orationesseptemistequas
proponimusaugmentata
reliquarumorationumsunt.Et
anteomnesnotasTheologi
dieidebent.Sedtamen
prcipuantenotam
ineffabilemprouiiciandesunt,
vtdiximus.Istaexperimenta
suntqupostulastiad
sufficientiam,qutibi
authoritateSalomonisseruare
prcipimus,&decapitulis&
orationibusearuminquires
diligenter&facsicut
disposuimus&reliquas
orationespronuncia&notas
artiumperfectinspice.

How Solomon received


that ineffable Note from
the Angel.
BecausethoudesiresttheMysteryof
theNotes,takethisoftheineffableNote,
theexpressionwhereofisgiveninthe
AngelsbytheFiguresof[86]Swords,birds,
trees,Flowers,Candles,andSerpents;
ForSolomonreceivedthisfromtheLordin
thenightofPacification,ingravenina
bookofGold;andheardthisfromthe
Lord:Doubtnot,neitherbeaffraid;forthis
Sacramentisgreaterthanalltherest;And
theLordjoynedituntohim,Whenthou
look'stintothisNote,andread'stthe
Orationsthereof,observetheprecepts
before,anddiligentlylookintothem;And
bewarethatthouprudentlyconcealand
keepwhatsoeverthouread'stinthisNote
ofGod,andwhatsoevershallberevealed
totheeinthevision.AndwhentheAngel
oftheLordappearethtothee,keepand
concealthewordsandwritingshe
revealethtothee;andobservethemto
practiceandoperateinthem,observingall
thingswithgreatreverence,andpronounce
themattheappointeddayesandhours,as
beforeisdirected:andafterwards
say:Sapienterdieillo;Age,&caste
vivas.Butifthoudostanythinguncertain,
thereisdanger;asthenwilthave
experiencefromtheotherNotesandthe
Orationsofthem;butconsiderthatwhich
ismostwonderful[87]inthoseOrations;
forthesewordsareineffableNames,and
arespirituallytobepronouncedbeforethe
ineffableNote,Hosel,Jesel,Anchiator,
Aratol,Hasiatol,Gemor,
Gesameor.1ThosearetheOrationswhich
oughttobepronouncedafterthe
inspectionofallArts,andaftertheNoteof
Theology.

[103] Qualiter
Salomon recepit
notam ineffabilem
sibi traditam ab
Angelo.
Eccequiamysterionotarum
postulasti,hocdenota
ineffabiliprcipuhabeas,
cuiusexpressioestdata,
gladiorum,florum,arborum,
volucrum,candelabrorum,
serpentuminangulisper
figuras.HancautemSalomon
Deonoctepacificorumaccepit
infolioaureodesignatam.Et
audiuitDomino.Nedubites
necexpauescas,quiahoc
sacramentummaiusest
omnibus:Etsubiunxitei
Dominus.Cumautemhanc
notaminspexeris&orationes
eiuslegeris,obseruamandata
qusuperiusdatasunt,&ipsa
diligenterrespice,qulegeris
innotaDei,&innotaineffabili
cauetibiprudenter,vt
qucunqueinspexeris,&
qucunquetibiinvisione
venerintceles&custodias.Et
cumtibimagnusAngelus
Dominiapparueritsignum
crucisinvexillogerens,verba
qutibiostenderitineffabiliter
scriptacustodi&cela,&
operareineis,sicuttibi
prceperit,&ipsamnotam
Theologipervisionem
magnamquamvidebis
aperuerit,summoperecustodi:
&quicquidtibiinomnibus
notisidemsimileapperuerit
cumsummaintentioneobserua
&orationessicutdictumestin

1.
Cp.LIH.
XCV.

eapronunciadiebus&horis
determinatis,&repetetamen
partesilliusorationismagn,
quamhabes,sicuttibi
prceptumest,&diuide,&fac
interuallasicutsuperiusdictum
est:&postquamillasdixeris,
SAPIENTERDIEILLOAGE
ETCASTEVIVAS.Siautem
incertusaliquidfeceris,
periculumquideminstatcurab
aliisnotis&orationibusearum
experimentumhabueris,sedin
istis&orationibusearum
quoddammaiusest
admirandum,&ipsasuntqu
inistisconsiderandasunt.
[104]Istaenimverbasunt
nominaineffabilia,&
spiritualiter[615]proferunter
antenotaminestabilem.Hosel
Iesel,anchiatarAratol
Hasiatol,Gemor
gesameor.Istorationes
prdictsuntqudebent
proferi&quomodopost
inspectionemomniumartium,
&prcipupostnotam
Theologi.
Thisisthefulfillingofthewholework;
butwhatisnecessaryforanexperimentof
thework,wewillmoreplainlydeclare.In
thebeginningoftheknowledgeofallArt,
thereisgivenalmosttheperfectdoctrine
ofoperating:Isayalmost,becausesome
flourishinginstitutionshereofremain,
whereofthisisthefirstbeginning.

[105]Hocest
exemplementumtotiusoperis:
Sedqudetotiusoperis
experimentosuntnecessaria
aliquaplendicerevoluerius&
prlibatalucidiusdeclarare.In
initiocognitionisomnium
artiumdataesttotadoctrina
operandi&fereperfecta.Ecce
quaredixerimfer.fereenim
dixi,quiaadhucqudam
florida&continuahuiusoperis
restantinstituendaquorum

primumprincipiumistudest.

How the precepts are to be


observed in the operation
of all Arts.
Observethe4

[106] Qualiter
mandat sunt
obseruanda in
ineveryoperationof operatione omnium
artium.

Theology.Exhibitthatoperationwith
efficacyevery4 quartamlunam;and

QuartamautemLunamin
omniomniumpronunciatione
Theologiobseruabis.
QuotiescunqueLunaquarta
fueritinoperisinstantis
efficaciexhibitione,subtilius
libruminspicias,atqueipsarum
artiumscripturas.Capitula
autemdequibusdubitasti,&
adhucforsitandubitasita
pronunciandasunt,sicut
superiorumcapitulorumdocet
intentio.Hocautemscias,quod
hcverbasanctaorationum,
quantelectuminfirmiad
experimentummortissiuevit
dicendainstituimus,etiamsi
nihilaliuddetotocorporeartis
operarivolueris,spiuspoteris
facere.

diligentlylookintothebooksandwritings
ofthoseArts;ifthoudoubtofanyofthe
Chapters,theyaretobepronounced,asis
taughtofthe[88]superiourChapters;but
knowthis,thattheseHolyWordsof
Orations,weappointtobesaidbeforethe
bedofthesick,foranexperimentoflifeor
death.Andthisthoumaistdooften,ifthou
wiltoperatenothingelseinthewholebody
ofArt:Andknowthis,thatifthouhastnot
thebooksinthyhands,orthefacultyof
lookingintothemisnotgiventothee;the
effectofthisworkwillnotbethelesse
therefore:buttheOrationsaretwicethen
tobepronounced,wheretheyweretobe
butonce:Andastotheknowledgeofa
vision,andtheothervirtueswhichthese
holyOrationshave;thoumaistproveand
[107]Hocautemsciendum
trythem,whenandhowthouwilt.
est,quodsilibrostibiad
manushaberenonpoteris,vel
sitibiipsosinspiciendifacultas
datanonfuerit,nonidcirco
minuseritoperiseffectus,&
bisproferanturomnes
orationesvbisemel
proferrentur.Capitulaautemde
quibusdubitasti,veladhuc
forsitandubitasita
pronunciandasuntsicut
superiorumcapitulorumdocet
intentio.Hocautemsciasquod
verbasanctaorationumqu
antelectuminfirmiad
experimentummortissiuevit,

dicendainstituimusetiamsi
nihilaliuddetotocorporeartis
operarivolueris,spiuspoteris
facere&probare.
Etdevisionescienda,&de
alijsefficacijsquasist
orationeshabentsanct
quantumcunque&
quandocunquevoluerispoteris
probare&tentare.

These precepts are


specially to be observed.
Butwhenthouwould'stoperatein
Theology,observeonlythosedayeswhich
areappointed;butalltimesareconvenient
forthoseNotesandOperations,forwhich
thereisacompetenttimegiven;butinthe
pronounciationofthethreeliberalArts,or
inthe[89]inspectionoftheirNotes,
perhapsthoumaistpretermitsomeday
appointed,ifthouobservetherest;orif
thoutransgresstwodayes,leavenotoffthe
work,foritlosethnotitseffectforthis,for
theMoonismoretobeobservedinthe
greaternumbersthanthedayesorhours.
ForSolomonsaith,ifthoumissadayor
two,fearnot,butoperateonthegeneral
Chapters.Thisisenoughtosayofthem:
butbynomeansforgetanyofthewords
whicharetobesaidinthebeginningofthe
readingtoattaintoArts;forthereisgreat
virtueinthem.Andthoumaistfrequently
usetheHolyWordsofthevisions:butif
thouwouldstoperateinthewholebodyof
thePhysicalArt,thefirstChaptersarefirst
toberepeatedasbeforearedefined.And
inTheology,thoumustoperateonlybythy
self:OftenrepeattheOrations,andlook
intotheNotesofTheology:thisproduceth
greateffects.Itisnecessarythatthouhave
theNoteofthe24Angelsalwayesin
Memory;andfaithfullykeepthosethings,
whichtheAngelrevealestotheeinthe
vision.1[90]

1. S adds
the
[108] Ista sunt
following
prcepta qu
note: Here
specialiter agenda endeth
sunt & obseruanda. thenotary
arte, as
alsoe
CumdeTheologiaver
voluerisoperari,prterillos the Clavicul
diesquitibibreuiterinstituti a
Salomonisa
sunt,nullusobseruandusesr ccording to
dies.Temporaautemomnia the writen
competentiasuntillisnotis& exemplar;
which once
orationibusquibusdataesr
came to my
tantatemporisdefinitio.Hoc hand but
autemrestat,quodinartium examining
the Ars
liberaliumtrium
pronunciatione,siueinipsarum Notoriawhic
h is printed
notaruminspectionefort
& found in
aliquemdiemprtermiseris that printed
exempalar
institutum,si
some
fort[616]cteros
aditions or
obseruaueris,etiamsiduos
augmentati
transgressusfueris,nonid
ons;
circorelinquasopustuom,quia compleated
by Magister
propterhcnonamittet
Apolonius a
effectumsuum,cummaioribus suckcessor
numerisLuna,potiusdiessunt of Salomon
obseruandiquamhor.Vnde in that
sublime &
Salomonait:Sihoras
secret
transgressusfuerisindievna, studdy; as
vnamvelduas,nonterrearis& he stileth
decapitulisgeneralibussicut himselfe
dictumestoperare.Hocsatis parte of
them being
estdeistis:Veruntamenvrba placed
qutibiinitiosermonum
before &
faciendorumsiuelectionum parte
behinde;
legendarum&scientiarum
above
adipiscendarum,nullaratione the
written
obliuiscaris:quiapersedicta Notory Arte;
magnumeffectumhabent.Et which is
said
verbissacramentalibus
visionumpoterisfrequenter additions, I
thought fitt
operari.Siautemvolueris
to sett
inciperedetotocorporeartis downe here
physicopus,sicutsuperis allsoe (but

definitumest.Primacapitula by
priusrecitanda,dequibusdata themselves)
& see to
estdefinitioperprdicta.
conclude in
Sciendumestetiamquodde one Booke
Theologiatantumpoterisperte as
followeth.
operari.Notasinspice&
Here
orationesTheologispius followeth
repete:Etsidetotocopere
the
cessauerishctibimagnum additionall
poteritconferrescripturarum part of the
[sic] as it
effectum.Necessariumsi
stands in
quidemestvtnotamviginti
the
quatuorAngeloshabentem,
beginning
cumorationibussuissemperin of the
printed
memoriahabeasm&vttibi
exemplar:
superiusdiximus,quper
viz It then
visionemviderisAngelo
commences
with the
prmonstrantetibisub
custodiahabeas,&subfideli section "I
Apollonius...
certaminereclude.
."

[110 Incipit nova ars


The Experiment of the
Salomonis.]
precedent work, is the
beginning of the following
Ista qu operis
Orations,
which Solomon calleth Art prcedentis sunt
experimentum. Hoc
em Novam.
principium
TheseOrationsmaybesaidbeforeall
sequentium
Artsgenerally,andbeforeallNotes
specially;Andtheymaybepronounced orationum est, quas
orationes Salomon
withoutanyotherChapters,ifthou
ARTEM NOVAM
wouldstoperateinanyoftheaforesaid
Arts,sayingtheseOrationsinduetimeand
appellauit.
order;thoumaisthavegreatefficacyin
anyArt.AndinsayingtheseOrations,
neitherthetime,day,nor ,aretobe

[111]Orationesenimist
anteomnesgeneraliter&ante
omnesnotasspecialiterdici
possunt:&debentproferri
observed:buttakeheed,thatonthese
etiamsiabsquealijscapitulis
dayesyouabstainfromallsin,as
deipsaarteprfataoperari
drunkenness,gluttony,especially
voluerisipsisorationibusdictis
swearing,beforeyouproceedthereunto,
tempore&ordinecongruo,
thatyourknowledgethereinmaybethe
poterisinqualibetartium
morecleerandperfect.
magnamhabereefficaciam.In
WhereforeSolomonsaith,WhenIwas ipsisorationibusdiscendis
topronouncetheseOrations,IfearedlestI nequetemporanequedies
nequeLunaobseruandasunt.
shouldoffendGod;andIappointedunto
myselfatimewhereintobeginthem;that Sedtamenilludspecialiterin
ipsisobseruaridebet,quia
livingchastly,Imightappearthemore
diebusquibusorationesips
innocent.
proferuntur,peccatis
obseruandumestcriminalibus,
scilicetgul,luxuri,&
specialiteriuramentis
superfluis:adquasantequam
perueniatur,aliudprlibandum
est,utipsarumorationum
plenior&perfectiorcognitio
habeatur.Vnde Salomon
inquit:Egoistasorationes
prolaturus,timuine
offenderemDeum,&constitui
mihitempus,inquoillas
inciperem,vtincastitate

viuensdeipsisinnocentius
appareret.
[91]ThesearetheProaemiumsofthese

[112a]Istasuntearum
Orations,thatImightlaydowninorder
orationumprohemia:antequam
everythingwhereofthoumaistdoubt,
tameneadequibusdubitas
withoutanyotherdefinition.Andbefore
proponeredisposuivtsingula
thoubegintotryanyofthesesubtile
singulis[617]subordineposita,
works,itisgoodtofasttwoorthreedayes; absquealiquadefinitione
thatitmaybedivinelyrevealed,whether
clarescat.
thydesiresbegoodorevil.
Istasuntquidemetiam,de
Thesearethepreceptsappointedbefore quibusdubitarenondebes
everyoperation;butifthoudoubtofany
videlicet:vtrumcapitulaprima
beginning,eitherofthethreefirst
notisphilosophi&vtrumtria
Chapters,orofthefoursubsequentArts,
capitulaomnibusartissubse
thatthoumaisthavetheeffectofperfect
contentisdebeantin
knowledge;ifthouconsiderandpronounce assignationeprlibatatemporis
theOrations,astheyareabovedescribed, proferri:quiacertsicut
althoughthouoverpasssomthing
prlibauimus,itapossunt&
ignorantly;thoumaistbereconciledbythe debent.Sedsciendumest,quod
spiritualvirtueofthesubsequentOrations. secundmintentionem,quam
tibiDeocollatamcredo&
scio,&siceamsuperi
prlibatamtedecreuimus
intueri;paucavelnullasuntde
quibusoporteatdubitare.
Verumtamentibiterminum
nonposuiprclarum.Prterea
quiainitiascriptorum
emendandaconstituiterminum
nonquras.
[112b]Sedsifortremtam
subtileminciperevolueris,
necessariumarbitrorvtferia
sextaoperishuiushabeas
principium,&sicutinistaarte
dispositumest.Bonumest
anteferriieiuniumtriduanumvt
vtrumbonaanmalahuius
voluntatisdesideriasint,
diuinitusostendatur.

[113]Istaenimprcepta
anteomnemoperationem
institutasunt.Sienimaliquod
aliudestdequodubitas
initium,vttriumprimorum
capitulorum,siuequatuor
subsequentiumartium,vt
effectumplenaricognitionis
habeas:sisecundmquod
superiusdescriptumest
capitula&orationes&
notarumconsideraueris&
pronunciaueris,etiamsialiquid
ignoranterprterieris,poteris
subsequentiumorationum
spiritualivitutereconciliari.
TheAngelsaidoftheseOrations
toSolomon:Seetheholinessofthese
Orations;andifthouhasttransgrestany
thereinpresumptuouslyorignorantly,say
reverentlyandwiselytheseOrations,of
whichthegreatAngelsaith:Thisisagreat
sacramentofGod,whichtheLordsendeth
totheebymy[92]hand;attheveneration
ofwhichsacrament,when
KingSolomonofferedwithgreatpatience
beforetheLordupontheAltar,hesawthe
bookcoveredwithfinelinen,andinthis
bookwerewritten10Orations,andupon
everyOrationthesignofgoldenSeal:and
heheardinhisSpirit,Thesearetheywhich
theLordhathfigured,andarefarexcluded
fromtheheartsoftheunfaithful.

[114a]Deistisorationibus
aitAngelusSalomoni.Vide
igiturorationumistarum
sacramenta,&siquiddeillis
prsumptuosvelignoranter
transgressusfuisti,dicas
reuerenteratquesubtiliter
easdemorationes.Etdeipsis
orationibusAngelusmagnus
inquit:HocsacramentumDei
magnumest,quodpermanum
meamtibimittitDominus.Ad
cuiusvenerationemsacramenti
cumrexSalomoncummagna
patientiainconspectuDomini
offerretsuperaltare,vidit
librumsyndoneinuolutum.&
inhoclibroscriptasorationes
decem&supersingulas
orationessignumsigilliaurei.
Etaudiuitinspiritu:hcsunt
qufigurauitDominus,&qu
longexclusitcordibus
infidelium.

ThereforeSolomontrembledlesthe
shouldoffendtheLord,andkeptthem,

TremuitergoRexSalomon
neoffenderetDominum&

sayingitwaswickednesstorevealthemto
unbelievers:buthethatwouldlearnany
greatorspiritualthinginanyArtor
necessaryScience,ifhecannothavea
higherwork,hemaysaytheseOrationsat
whattimesoeverhewill;thethreefirst,for
thethreefirstliberalArts;aseveral
OrationforeveryseveralArt,orgenerally
allthethreeforthethreeArtsaretobe
said;andinlikemannerthefour
subsequentOrations,forfourotherliberal
Arts.Andifthouwouldsthavethewhole
bodyofArt,withoutanydefinitionof
time,thoumaistpronouncetheseOrations
beforetheseveral[93]Arts,andbeforethe
OrationsandNotesoftheseArts,asoften
asthouwilt,fully,manifestlyandsecretly;
butbewarethatthoulivechastlyand
soberlyinthepronounciationthereof.

custodiuitipsasdicenseasfas
nonestnecoperariinipsisin
infidelibus.Sedquialiquid
magnumvelspiritualein
artibussiueinartealiquavult
adipiscialicuiusscienti
necessaria.Sisuperiusopus
haberenonpoterit.Omni
temporequandocunque
voluerithasorationesdicat,
primastresproprimistribus
liberalibusspecialitersingulam
orationemprosingulaarte:vel
generaliteromnestrespro
artibusdicend[618]sunt.Item
&quatuororationes
subsequentesquocunque
temporevoluerisproalijs
quatuorartibusliberalibus
dicassimilimodo.Etsifort
totumcorpusartishabere
volueris,absquealiqua
temporisdefinitione,ipsas
orationespronunciarepoteris
anteartessingulas,&ante
orationes&notasearum
atrium,quotiesvolueriseas
plen,manifest&secret
pronunciare.Ettamen
necessariumesttibicastl
viuere&sobriin
pronunciationeearum.

ThisisthefirstOrationofthe10,which
maybepronouncedbyitsself,withoutany
precedentworktoacquireMemory,
Eloquenceandunderstanding,and
stablenessofthesethreeandsingularlyto
berehearsedbeforethefirstfigureof
Theology:

[115]Istaoratioestprima
dedecem,qupersesine
opereprcedentipossunt
pronunciariadmemoriam,
facunditatem,&intelligentiam
&illarumtriumstabilitatem
acquirendam.Etsingulariter
debetproferrianteprimam
figuramTheologi.

Omnipotent, Incomprehensible, Omnipotens,

Cp.LIH.

invisible and indissolvable Lord


God; I adore this day thy Holy
Name; I an unworthy and
miserable sinner, do lift up my
Prayer, understanding and
reason towards thy Holy and
Heavenly Temple, declaring
thee, Oh Lord God, to be my
Creator and Saviour: and I a
rational Creature do this day
invocate thy most glorious
clemency, that thy Holy Spirit
may vivify my infirmity: And
thou, Oh my God, who didst
confer the Elements of letters,
and efficacious Doctrine of thy
Tongue to thy
Servants Moses and Aaron,
confer the same grace of thy
sweetness upon me, which
thou hast [94]investigated into
thy Servants and Prophets: as
thou hast given them learning
in a moment, confer the same
learning upon me, and cleanse
my Conscience from dead
works; direct my Heart into the
right way, and open the same
to understand, and drop the
truth into my understanding.
And thou, Oh Lord God, who
didst condescend to create me
after thy own image, hear me
in thy Justice, and teach me in
thy truth, and fill up my soul
with thy knowledge according
to thy great mercy, that in the
multitude of thy mercies, thou
maist love me the more, and
the greater in thy works, and
that I may delight in the

LXXXIV.
incomprehensibilis,
inuisibilis & indissolubilis
Deus, adoro hodie nomen
sanctum tuum: ego
indignus & miserrimus
peccator extollens
orationem & intellectum
meum & rationem meam
ad templum tuum
sanctum cleste,
&assisto tibi hodie Deus
meus, ostendens te Deum
meum creatorem meum &
saluatorem meum. Et ego
rationabilis creatura,
inuoco hodie
gloriosissimam
clementiam tuam, vt
viuificet hodie Spiritus
sanctus infirmitatem
meam: & tu Deus meus
qui Moysi & Aaron seruis
tuis per literarum
elementa exterioris
lingu tu efficacem
doctrinam contulisti,
confer hodie mihi gratiam
superioris dulcedinis tu
qua instruxisti seruos
tuos, & inuestigatione qua
inuestigasti eosdem per
Prophetas, & sicut potuisti
eis momentaneam
conferre doctrinam:
adhibe eam doctrinam
quam scire desidero, &
emunda conscientiam
meam, ab operibus
mortuis: & mitte cor
meum in viam rectam &
aperi i[llu]d ad
intelligendum, & destilla
intellectum meum in viam
rectam. Et tu Domine
Deus qui me ad imaginem
& similitudinem tuam

creare dignatus es, exaudi


administration of thy
Commandments; that I being me in tua iustitia, & doce
me in tua veritate, & reple
helped and restored by the
work of thy grace, and purified animam meam scientia
tua secundm magnam
in Heart and Conscience to
misericordiam tuam, vt in
trust in thee, I may feast in thy multitudine miserationum
sight, and exalt thy name, for it tuarum amplius me
is good, before thy Saints,
delectes & in operibus
tuis magnis, &
Sanctifie me this day, that I
complaceam in
may live in faith, perfect in
hope, and constant in charity, administratione
and may learn and obtain the mandatorum tuorum: &
secundm opera grati
knowledge I desire; and being tu adiutus & restauratus
illuminated, strengthened, and & exaltato corde &
exalted by the Science
conscienta mea
obtained, I may know thee, and emundata confidere in te,
& epuler in conspectu tuo,
love thee, and love
& exaltem nomen tuum
the [95] knowledge and
wisdome of thy Scriptures; and quod bonum est, in
conspectu sanctorum
that I may understand and
tuorum. Sanctifica me
firmly retain, that which thou
hodie, vt in fide viuam &
hast permitted man to know:
spe perfecta, & charitate
Oh Lord Jesus Christ, eternal
constanti, literaturam
only begotten Son of God, into quam desidero adipiscar,
whose hands the Father gave & addiscam: & adepta
scientia
all things before all Worlds,
give unto me this day, for thy exaltatus, [619] corroborat
us, illuminatus diligam te
Holy and glorious Name, the
& cognoscam, &
unspeakable nutriment of Soul scientiam & sapientiam
and Body, a fit, fluent, free and intelligam de scripturis
perfect Tongue; and that
tuis, quas hominibus
whatsoever I shall ask in thy
sciendas permisisti
sentiam & firmiter
mercy, will and truth, I may
habeam et retineam. Iesu
obtain; and confirm all my
Prayers and actions, according Christe Fili Dei vnigenite,
to thy good pleasure. Oh Lord cui ante secula omnia
dedit pater in manus, da
my God, the Father of Life,
mihi hodie propter nomen
open the Fountain of Sciences, sanctum tuum gloriosum
which I desire; open to me, Oh & ineffabile nutrimentum
Lord, the Fountain which thou corporis & anim,
openedst to Adam, and to thy idoneam & perspicacem

Servants Abraham, and Isaac,


and Jacob, to understand, learn
and judge; receive Oh Lord my
Prayers, through all thy
Heavenly virtues, Amen.

ThenextOrationisthesecondoften,
andgivethEloquence,whichoughttobe
saidaftertheother;alittleinterval
between,andbeforethefirstFigureof
Theology.

linguam liberam &


expeditam & absolutam,
vt & quicquid postulauero
in tua misericordia &
voluntate & veritate
disponatur: & omnis
oratio mea & actio in
beneplacito tuo radicata
& confirmata consistat.
Aperi Domine Deus meus
& Pater vit me
fundamentum scienti
quam desidero. Aperi
mihi, Domine fontem
quem aperuisti
protoplasto Ad: & quem
aperuisti seruis tuis
Abraham &Isaac & Iacob
ad intelligendum ad
discendum & ad
iudicandum, su[s]cipe pro
me hodie Domine preces
& orationes omnium
sanctorum, & sanctarum
clestium virtutum, vt
omnium scripturarum
tuarum docibilis
constanter efficiar. Amen.
Cp.LIH
[116]Istaoratiocumprima
LXXXV.
pronunciatadatfacunditatem.
Etestsecundaoratiodedecem
&cumprcedentipronunciari
debetfactoaliquomodico
interuallo,adhibetcumprima
facundiam.Istaenimoratio
debetproferriantesecundam
figuramTheologi.

I adore thee, thou King of


Kings, [96] and Lords, eternal
and unchangeable King:
Hearken this day to the cry and
sighing of my Heart and Spirit, Adoro te rex regum &
domine dominantium, rex
that thou maist change my
terne impermutabilis,
understanding, and give to me intellige hodie clamorem
a heart of flesh, for my heart of meum spiritus & cordis
stone, that I may breath before mei gemitum, vt
my Lord and Saviour; and wash commutato intellectu

Oh Lord with thy new Spirit the meo, & dato mihi corde
inward parts of my heart, and carneo pro lapideo
wash away the evil of my flesh: respirem ante Dominum &
Saluatorem meum. Et
infuse into me a good
laua Domine interiora
understanding, that I may
mea spiritu tuo nouo
become a new man; reform me intellectu carnis me
in thy love, and let thy
malo: pone intellectum
salvation give me increase of tuum bonum, & aufer
knowledge: hear my Prayers, O me quod malum est,
Lord, wherewith I cry unto thee, commutans me in
and open the Eyes of my flesh, hominem nouum: vt
dilectione qua reformasti
and understanding, to
me, salus tua mihi
understand the wonderful
intelligenti tribuat
things of thy Law; that being
incrementum. Exaudi
vivified by thy Justification, I
hodie preces meas
may prevail against the Devil, Domine, quibus clamo ad
te, & reuela oculos carnis
the adversary of the faithful;
hear me Oh Lord my God, and me & mentis me
be merciful unto me, and shew considerans & intelligens
me thy mercy; and reach to me & custodiens mirabilia de
scripturis legis tu, vt
the vessel of Salvation, that I viuificatus in
may drink and be satisfied of
iustificationibus tuis
the Fountain of thy grace, that I prvaleam in conspectu
may obtain the knowledge and adversarij fidelium diaboli.
Exaudi me Domine Deus
understanding; and let the
grace of thy Holy Spirit come, meus & propitius esto
mihi qui plasmasti me, &
and rest upon me, Amen. [97]
ostende hodie
misericordiam tuam, &
porrige mihi vas salutare,
vt potem & satier de fonte
grati tu: vt de
scriptutis quas desidero
hodie psallam cum
intellectu & scientia &
intelligam & veniat hodie
gratia Spiritus sancti &
requiescat super me.
Amen. [620]

For Eloquence and stability


of mind.
ThisisthethirdOrationoftheten,and
istobesaidbeforethefirstFigureof
Astronomy.

[117] Ista oratio


dat facundiam
proferenti, &
stabilitatem
mentis.
Istaesttertiaorationde

I confesse my self guilty this


decem,&cumaliis
day before thee Oh God, Father prcentibusdebetpronunciari
of Heaven and Earth, Maker of adconfirmandamstabilitatem
all things, visible and invisible, mentis.Istaoratiodebet
of all Creatures, Dispenser and pronunciarianteprimam
figuramartisAstronomi.
Giver of all grace and virtue;
who hidest wisdome and
knowledge from the proud and Confiteor ego tibi reus
hodie Deus pater cli &
wicked, and givest it to the
terr, conditor omnium
faithful and humble; illuminate visibilium & inuisibilium,
my Heart, and establish my
creaturarum omnium,
Conscience and understanding: atque virtutum omnium &
set the light of thy
gratiarum bonarum
dispensator atque largitor.
countenance upon me, that I
Qui obscondis sapientiam
may love thee, and be
established in the knowledge of & scientiam, tuam
my understanding, that I being superbis & reprobis (sibi
non autem maiestati tu
cleansed from evil works, may fidentibus.) Humilia
attain to the knowledge of
(Illumina) hodie cor
those Sciences, which thou
meum, &stabilem fac
hast reserved for believers. Oh intellectum meum, &
merciful and omnipotent God, mentem meam, &
diligentem te fac
cleanse my Heart and reins,
strengthen my Soul and Senses conscientiam meam, &
signa hodie lumen vultus
with the grace of thy Holy
tui super me, vt prorsus
Spirit, and establish me with
innouatus intelligens
the fire of the same grace:
efficiar & stabilis in
illuminate me; gird up
mundatis tuis: &
my loyns, and give the staffe of emundatus ab omnibus
operibus malis,
thy Consolation into
my [98] right hand, direct me in preualeam in scripturis &
thy Doctrine, root out of me all scientiis tuis, quas
vices and sin, and comfort me reseruasti vnic tibi
credentibus. O fortis &
in the love of thy mercies:
misericordissime, &

Cp.LIH
LXXXVI.

Breath into me Oh Lord the


breath of Life, and increase my
reason and understanding;
send thy Holy Spirit into me,
that I may be perfect in all
knowledge: behold Oh Lord,
and consider the dolour of my
mind, that my will may be
comforted in thee; send into
me from Heaven thy Holy
Spirit, that I may understand
those things I desire. Give unto
me invention, Oh Lord, thou
Fountain of perfect reason and
riches of knowledge, that I may
obtain wisdom by thy Divine
assistance, Amen.

omnipotentissime Deus,
vre cor, renes, internos
sensus meos, corrobora
hodie animam meam
gratia Spiritus sancti, &
igne visitationis eiusdem
grati tu illumina me in
fortitudine stabilitatis:
prcinge lumbos meos, &
baculum confortationis
tu porrige in dexteram
meam, & doctrinas dirige
in opera mea veras: vt
eradicatis sordibus & vitiis
peccatorum meorum,
prualeam confortatus in
dilectione
misericordiarum tuarum.
Inspira mihi Domine
spiraculum vit, & auge
mentem meam, &
intellectum meum, &
rationem meam, & mitte
Spiritum sanctum in me:
vt in omnibus scripturis
tuis exercitatus spiritus
meus confortetur &
augeatur. Oro, respice
benign, & considera
Domine hodie dolorem
mentis me, vt fiat
voluntas mea confortata
in te, & de clo mittere
mihi digneris in terram
consolatorem Spiritum
tuum, vt in stabilitate
perfecta me muniat in
pr prsenti, & in
continuatione conferat vt
conforter ad ea
intelligenda qua
desidero. Da inuentionem,
fons omnis rationis
perfect scienti
locupletissim, vt auxilio
tuo sancto hc merear

obtinere, Amen.

To Comfort the outward


[119] Ad
and inward Senses.
confortationem
sensuum interiorum
Oh Holy God, mercyful and
& exteriorum.
omnipotent Father, Giver of all
O Pientissime Deus, &
things; strengthen me by thy
misericors, clemens Deus
power, and help me by thy
Pater, Deus omnipotens,
presence, as thou wert
omnia donans, fac mihi
mercyful to Adam, and
possibilia omnia credenti
suddenly gavest him the
in posse vigore tuo, &
knowledge of all Arts through adiuua me hodie
thy great mercy; grant unto me pientissime Deus, sicut
power to obtain the same
misericors fuisti Ad
knowledge by the same mercy: pnitenti, qui ei subitam,
be present with me Oh [99]Lord, per omnipotenti tu
misericordiam, scientiam
and instruct me: Oh most
mercyful Lord Jesus Christ Son multarum agnitionum
contulisti atrium: Confer
of God, breath thy Holy Spirit mihi hodie per eiusdem
into me, proceeding from thee omnipotenci tu
and the Father; strengthen my misericordiam, vt eam
work this day, and teach me,
scientiam [621] valeam
adipisci: Adesto
that I may walk in thy
clementissime pater operi
knowledge, and glorify the
hodie, & instrue me
abundance of thy grace: Let
benignissim. O Domine
the flames of thy Holy Spirit
clementissime Iesu
rejoyce the City of my Heart,
Christe fili Dei confirma
by breathing into me thy Divine aspirando in me Spiritum
Scriptures; replenish my Heart sanctum qui te Patre
with all Eloquence, and vivify procedit: consolida opus
me with thy Holy visitation; blot meum hodie, & doce me,
out of me the spots of all vices, vt ambulem in scripturis,
& glorier in multitudine
I beseech thee, Oh Lord God
incomprehensible; let thy grace effluentis graci tu: vt
impetus fluminis
alwayes rest upon me, and be sanctissimi Spiritus
increased in me; heal my Soul ciuitatem cordis mei
by thy inestimable goodness, ltificet, diuinam
and comfort my heart all my
Scripturam inspirando, &
repleat cor meum,
life, that what I hear I may
omnimoda facundia, &
understand, and what I
visitatio sua sancta
understand I may keep, and
retain in my Memory; give me viuificet me, & deleatur in

Cp.LIH
LXXXVIII.

a teachable Heart and Tongue;


through thy inexhaustible
grace and goodness; and the
grace of the Father, Son, and
Holy Ghost, Amen. [100]

me macula omnis vitij. Te


queso, Domine Deus
meus incomprehensibilis,
vt gratia tua semper
maneat super me, &
multipliciter in me, &
sanabis. Domine animam
meam pietate tu
instimabilis clemenci,
& confortabis cor meum
hodie, & toto tempore
vit&aerlig; me, vt
quicquid audiero,
intelligam, & quicquid
intellexero custodiam" &
quicquid custodiero,
memoriter teneam, &
alios corde & lingua docili
instruam notitiam tu
inexhaust bonitatis per
hc sacramenta prfata,
cooperante gratia Patris,
& Filii, & Spiritus sancti,
Amen.

This following is for the


[120] Hc oratio
Memory.
cum prcedentibus
debet legi pro
O Holy Father, merciful Son,
memoria.
and Holy Ghost, inestimable
Pie Pater, misericors Fili,
King; I adore, invocate, and
beseech thy Holy Name, that of clemens Spiritus sanctus,
thy overflowing goodness, thou Deus, Rex ineffabilis &
instimabilis, adoro,
wilt forget all my sins: be
inuoco & deprecor nomen
mercyful to me a sinner,
sanctum tuum super
presuming to go about this
effluentem quitatem
office of knowledge, and occult tuam, quatinus omnia
learning; and grant, Oh Lord, it ignoscas & indulgeas
may be efficatious in me; open miserabilis mihi misero
peccatori prsumente in
Oh Lord my ears, that I may
hear; and take away the scales officium quod aggressurus
from my Eyes, that I may see: sum de literatura &
occulta scientia
strengthen my hands, that I
cognoscenda, & fac me
may work; open my face, that I Domine vt efficaciter in
may understand thy will; to the me vigeat & inualescat.
glory of thy Name, which is
Aperi mihi Domine Deus
aures meas, potenter vt
blessed for ever, Amen.
audiam, & exterge lutum
oculorum meorum, vt
videam: dilata aures
meas vt audiam: conforta
manus vt operer: conforta
pedes meos vt ambulem:
expandi nares meas, os
meum & olfactum meum,
vt sentiam & loquar tibi
placita semper, ad
honorem nominis tui,
quod est benedictum in
secula seculorum, Amen.

Cp.LIH
LXXXIX.

This following
[121] hc oratio
strengtheneth the
antequam legas,
interiour and exteriour
valet ad sensus
Sences.
interiores &
exteriores.
Lift up the senses of my Heart
and Soul unto thee, Oh Lord my Extolle sensus carnis &
God, and elevate my heart this carnis & anim me ad
day unto thee; that my words te Domine Deus meus, &
and works may please thee in eleuo cor meum hodie ad
te, vt placeant verba &
the sight of all people; let thy opera mea in conspectu
mercy and omnipotency shine populi tui, & fulgeat
in my bowels; let my
omnipotentia tua magna,
understanding
& misericordia tua in
visceribus meis, &
be [101] enlarged, and let thy
Holy Eloquence be sweet in my dilatetur mens mea in me,
mouth, that what I read or hear & indulcescat eloquium
I may understand and repeat: tuum sanctum in ore meo,
vt quod legero vel audiero
as Adam understood, and
intelligam, & proferre
as Abraham kept, so let me
sciam, sicut Adam
keep understanding; and
intellexit: sicut custodiuit
as Jacob was founded and
Abraham, & ego
rooted in thy wisedome, so let custodiam: sicut
me be: let the foundation of thy memoriter tenuit Iacob, &
mercy be confirmed in me, that ego teneam, vt in
scripturarum tuarum
I may delight in the works of
virtute fundatus,
thy hands, and persevere in
radicatus,
Justice, and peace of Soul and misericordi [622] tu
Body; the grace of thy Holy
fundamentum
Spirit working in me, that I may confirmatum glorier
rejoyce in the overthrow of all acquisisse & delectatus in
operibus manuum
my adversaryes, Amen.
tuarum, iustitiam &
pacem mentis & corporis
perseueranter adipiscar,
& firme custodiam gratia
Spiritus tui sancti Domine
plenaria in me operante,
vt hostium visibilium mihi
aduersantium insidias
atque versutias gaudeam

Cp.LIH
XC.

superasse, Amen.

This following giveth


[122] Ista oration
Eloquence, Memory and cum prcedentibus
Stability.
dat memoriam,
facundiam &
Disposer of all Kingdomes, and
stabilitatem.
of all visible and invisible gifts:
Omnium regnorum,
Oh God, the Ordeyner and
Ruler of all wills, by the Counsel visibilium quoque
of thy Spirit dispose and vivify inuisibilium donorum
dispensator, atque Deus
the weakness of my
omnium voluntatum
understanding, that I may burn ordinator, consilio tui
in the accesse of thy Holy will spiritus dispone, viuifica
to good: do good to me in thy virtutem debilem mentis
good pleasure, not looking
me, & ardeam in
accessu voluntatis sanct
upon my sins; grant me my
tu ad bonum: in
desire, though unworthy;
confirm my Memory and reason beneplacito autem tui
facias magnitudinem
to know, understand, and
peccatorum meorum non
retain, [102] and give good
aspiciendo: largire mihi
effect to my senses through thy indigno quod opto, &
grace, and justify me with the rationem cognoscendi,
justification of thy Holy
intelligendi, memoriter
Spirit, that what spots soever retinendi in me confirma,
& effectum bonum cum
of sin are contracted in my
gratia sensibus meis
flesh, thy Divine power may
accomoda, & iustifica me
blot out; thou who hast been
in iustificatione Spiritus
pleased in the beginning, to
sancti, vt quicquid ex
create the Heaven and Earth, carnis macula & labe
of thy Mercy restore the same, peccati contraxerim,
who art pleased to restore lost diuina potentia tua
ineffabiliter abluat, pietas
man to thy most Holy
qua in principio clum &
Kingdome ; Oh Lord of
terram creare voluisti, ita
wisdome , restore Eloquence
spiritualis tua misericordia
into all my senses , that I,
restauret, qua hominem
though an unworthy sinner,
perditum ad regnum
may be confirmed in thy
sanctissimum reuocare
knowledge, and in all thy
dignatus es: Tu Domine
works, by the grace of the
tua sapientia & scientia
attingens, disponens
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
who livest and reignest three in omnia suauiter, omnes
sensus meos facundos in
one, Amen.

Cp.LIH
XCI.

me restituas, vt ego
indignus peccator & miser
in omnibus operibus tuis
confirmatus, & perspicax
& facundus, gratia Patris,
& Filij, & Spiritus sancti
largiente efficiar
operante, qui viuis ac
regnas trinus & vnus,
Amen.

An Oration to recover lost [123] Oratio hc ad


wisdome.
recuperationem
amissi ingenij
Oh God of living, Lord of all
Creatures visible and invisible, debet pronunciari.
Administrator and Dispenser of Deus viuorum, dominator
all things, enlighten my Heart omnium creaturarum,
visibilium & inuisibilium,
this day by the grace of thy
administrator & fundator,
Holy Spirit, strengthen my
omnia omnibus, singula
inward man, and pour into me singulis tribuens
the dew of thy grace, whereby secundm natur
thou instructest the Angels;
facultatem. Ideo hodie
inform me with the plenty of
gratia Spiritus sancti cor
thy knowledge, wherewith from meum illustret &
the beginning thou hast taught multiplicet Spiritus
thy [103] faithful; let thy grace sanctus, & corroboret
work in me, and the flouds of interiorem hominem: &
fcunda me rore grati
thy grace and Spirit, cleanse
tu, qua Angelos
and correct the filth of my
instruxisti: informa me
Conscience. Thou who comest largitate tu scienti,
from Heaven upon the Waters quam principio fideles
tuos docuisti, vt operetur
of thy Majesty, confirm this
in me gratia septiformis,
wonderful Sacrament in me.

& superiori celeri impetu


fluminis de Libano
puteum conscienci me
corrigat, repleat &
exuberet, tu qui venisti de
clis super aquas
maiestatis tu, & huius
sacramenti in me
confirmes mirabilia.

Cp.LIH
XCII.

[623]

To obtain the grace of the


[124] Ad
Holy Spirit.
recuperationem
Oh Lord my God, Father of all
gratia Spiritus
things, who revealest thy
sancti.
celestial and terrestrial secrets
Profiteor tibi Deus meus
to thy Servants, I humbly
hodie, pater omnium, qui
beseech and implore thy
secreta clestia reuelas
Majesty, as thou art the King
seruis tuis, & terrena
and Prince of all knowledge,
ostendis: te deprecor
hear my Prayers; and direct my suppliciter, maiestatem
works, and let my Actions
tuam exoro, vt sicut tu es
prevail in Heavenly virtues, by Rex & Princeps nostrarum
thy Holy Spirit: I cry unto thee, cogitationum, exaudi
Oh God, hear my Clamor, I sigh hodie preces meas
dirigenter, dignanter
to thee, hear the sighings of
opera mea dirige, &
my heart, and alwayes
actiones clestium
preserve my Spirit, Soul, and
virtutum in spiritu sancto
Body, under the Safeguard of prvaleant. Clamo ad te
thy Holy Spirit; O God thou
hodie, Deus meus; exaudi
clamorem meum,
Holy Spirit, perpetual and
Heavenly charity, whereof the ingemisco ad te, exaudi
Heaven and Earth is full, breath gemitum cordis mei
upon my operation; and what I hodie, & semper spiritum
meum, & animam meam,
require to thy honour and
& totum corpus meum,
praise, grant unto me; let thy sub tutela Angelorum
Holy Spiritcome [104] upon me, tuorum prserua. Spiritus
rule and reign in me, Amen.
sancte Deus, cuius
charitas perpetua ac
clestis, cuius
possessione cli & terra
plena est, aspira ad hanc
operationem meam, &
quod in laudis tui
honorem deuot&egeave;
postulo, mihi concede.
Spiritus sanctus in me
veniat, & regnet &
imperet, Amen.

Cp.LIH
XCIII.

To recover intellectual
[125] Oration ad
wisdome.
recuperationem
ingenij &
Oh Lord, I thy Servant confesse
intellectus.
my self unto thee, before the
Majesty of thy glory, in whose Domine ego seruus tuus
nunc tibi hodie confiteor
Spirit is all Magnificence and
coram maiestate glori
Sanctimony: I beseech thee
according to thy unspeakeable tue, in cuius Spiritu sunt
omnis magnificentia &
Name, extend thy merciful Ears sanctimonia: te deprecor
and Eyes to the office of my
secundm ineffabile
operation; and opening thy
nomen tuum, quatenus
hand, I may be filled with the ad me operationis
officium aures tu
grace I desire, and satiated
pietatis & clemens oculos
with charity and goodness;
tuos accommodes, &
whereby thou hast founded
Heaven and Earth, who livest, aperiente manum tuam
gratiam quam desidero
&c.
satier, & fcunder
charitate & claritate, qua
clum & terram fundasti,
qui viuis [et regnas solus
per omnia secula
seculorum]. Amen.

Cp.LIH
XCIV.

Say these Orations from Istas orationes iam


the first day of the month, dictas proferas in
to the fourth day: in the
primo die mensis,
fourth day Alpha and
vsque ad quartum
Omega, and that following
diem: in quarta
it, viz. Helischemat azatan;
autem solas
As it is in the
seqientes Alpha &
beginning: afterwards say,
omega, & illam
sequentem,
Theos Megale patyr, ymas heth
s*il. Helischemat
heldya, hebeath
azatan, vt habetur
heleotezygel, Salatyel, Salus,
in principio.
Telli, Samel, Zadaziel, Zadan,
Sadiz
[10] Theos Megale
patyr ymas heth
Leogio, Yemegas, Mengas,
Omchon Myeroym, Ezel, Ezely, heldya hebeath
heleotezygel Salatyel
Yegrogamal, Sameldach,
salus telh samel
Somelta, Sanay,
zadaziel zadan Sadiz
Geltonama, Hanns, [105] Simon leogio yemegas
Salte, Patyr, Osyon, Hate,
mengas omchon
Haylos, Amen.
Myeroym Ezel Ezely

Compare LI
H XVII.

yegrogamal Sameldach
Somelta sanay
Geltonama hanns
Simon salte patyr
osyon hate
haylos, Amen.

Oh light of the World immense O lux mundi Deus


immense &c.
God, &c.**

** This
paragraph
is given in
full on page
9. It is
described
as the
exposition
of the
preceding
Oration. It
occurs here
in full in S,
but in R.T.
and H it
occurs in
the
beginning,

worded
slightly
differently,
O God, the
light of the
world,
Father of
immense
eternity....

Hereby is increased so
Tanta facundia per
much Eloquence, that
hanc adaugetur, vt
nothing is above it.
nihil supra.
Thezay lemach
Thezay lemach ossanlomach
azabath azach azare gessemon ossanlomach azabath
relaame azathabelial biliarsono azach azare gessemon
r tintingote amussiton sebamay relaame
azathabelial beliarsono
halbuchyre gemaybe redayl
r tintingote amussiton
hermayl textossepha
sebamay halbuchyre
pamphilos Cytrogoomon
gemaybe tedayl herma
bapadalampdayochim yochyle yl textos
tahencior yastamor Sadomegol sepha pamphilos
gyeleiton zomagon Somasgei Cytrogoomon
baltea achetomgegerametos h bapada lampda
yochim yochyle
alyphala semean
tahencior yastamor
utangelsemon baryatherica
Sadomegol gyeleiton
getraman sechalmata balnat
zomagon Somasgei
hariynos haylos halos genegat baltea achetom
gemnegal saneyalaix samartaix gegerametos halyphala
semean utangelsemon
camael satabmal
simalena gaycyah salmancha barya therica
getraman sechalmata
sabanon
salmalsaysilimacroton zegasme balnat hariynos haylos
halos genegat
bacherietas zemethim
gemnegal saneyalaix
theameabal gezorabal craton samartaix
henna glungh hariagil
camael [624] satabmal
parimegos zamariel leozomach simalena gacyach salm
rex maleosia mission zebmay ancha sabanon
aliaox gemois sazayl neomagil salmalsay
Xe Xe Sepha caphamal azeton silimacrotonzegas
gezain holhanhihala semeanay me bacherietas
zemethim theameabal
gehosynon caryacta gemyazan gezorabal craton
zeamphalachin zegelaman
henna glungh hariagil
hathanatos,
parimegos zamariel
semach[106] gerorabat
leozomach rex
maleosia mission
syrnosyel, halaboem hebalor
halebech ruos sabor ydelmasan zebmay aliaox gemois
sazayl neomagil Xe Xe
falior
Sepha caphamal
sabor megiozgoz neyather
azeton gezain
pharamshe forantes saza

Cf.LIH
XXand
XXI.

holhanhihala
mogh schampeton
sadomthenepotz minaba zanon semeanay gehosynon
suafnezenon inhancon maninas caryacta gemyazan
zeamphalachin
gereuran gethamayh
zegelaman hathanatos,
passamoth theon beth
semach gerorabat
sathamac hamolnera
syrnosyel, halaboem
galsemariach
hebalor halebech ruos
nechomnan regnali phaga
sabor ydelmasan falior
sabor megiozgoz
messyym demogempta
neyather pharamshe
teremegarz salmachaon
forantes saza mogh
alpibanon balon septzurz
sapremo sapiazte baryon aria schampeton sadomthe
nepotz minaba zanon
usyon sameszion sepha
suafnezenon inhancon
athmiti sobonan Armissiton
maninas gereuran
tintingit telo ylon
gethamayh passamoth
usyon, Amen.
theon beth sathamac
hamolnera
galsemariach
Azay lemach azae gessemon
thelamech azabhaihal sezyon nechomnan regnali
phaga messyym
traheo emagal gyeotheon
demogempta
samegon pamphilos
teremegarz
sitragramon limpda jachim alna salmachaon alpibanon
hasios genonagal
balon septzurz
samalayp camiel secal
sapremo sapiazte
hanagogan heselemach getal baryon aria vsyon
sameszion sepha
sam sademon sebmassan
athmiti sobonan
traphon oriaglpan thonagas
Armissiton tintingit
tyngen amissus coysodaman
telo ylon vsyon, Amen.

assonnap senaly sodan alup


theonantriatos copha anaphial
Azathon azaza hamel hyala
saraman gelyor synon
banadacha gennam sassetal
maga halgozaman
setraphangon zegelune
Athanathay senach zere zabal
somayel leosamach githacal
halebriatos Jaboy del
masan negbare phacamech
schon nehooz cherisemach
gethazayhy amilya semem

Azay lemach azae


gessemon thelamech
azabhaihal sezyon
traheo emagal
gyeotheon samegon
pamphilos sitragramon
limpda iachim alna
hasios genonagal
samalayp camiel secal
hanagogan
heselemach getal sam
sademon sebmassan
traphon oriaglpan

ames gemay passaynach


tagayl agamal [107] fragal mesi
themegemach samalacha
nabolem zopmon usyon felam
semessi theon, Amen.

thonagas tyngen
amissus coysodaman
assonnap senaly sodan
alup theonantriatos
copha anaphial
Azathon azaza hamel
hyala saraman gelyor
synon banadacha
gennam sassetal maga
halgozaman
setraphangon
zegelune Athanathay
senach zere zabal
somayel leosamach
githacal halebriatos
Iaboy del masan
negbare phacamech
schon nehooz
cherisemach
gethazayhy amilya
semem ames gemay
passaynach tagayl
agamal fragal mesi
themegemach
samalacha nabolem
zopmon vsyon felam
semessi theon, Amen.

The third part, the sign


Lemach.
Lemach sabrice
elchyan gezagan tomaspin
hegety gemial exyophyam
soratum salathahom bezapha
saphatez Calmichan samolich
lena zotha phete him hapnies
sengengeon lethis, Amen.

Sequitur tertia pars


signum Lemach.
Lemach sabrice
elchyan gezagan
tomaspin hegety
gemial exyophyam
soratum salathahom
bezapha saphatez
Calmichan samolich
lena zotha phete him
hapnies sengengeon
lethis, Amen.

Cf.LIH
XXIIand
XXIII.

For the memory.


Ad Memoriam.
Oh great invisible God, Theos Deus summe
inuisibilis Theos patyr
patyr behominas
Cadagamias imas by thy Holy behominas
Cadagamias imasper
Angels, who are Michaelthe
sanctos angelos tuos, qui
Medicine of God; Raphael the Michal id medicina Dei,
Fortitude of God,Gabriel ardens Raphal, fortitudo Dei:
holy per Amassan, Cherubin,
Gabriel ardens holy per
Gelommeios, Sezaphim gedaba amassay Cherubin
gelommetos Seraphin
nan, tochrosi gade
anathon, zatraman zamanary gedabanan tochrosi
gade anathon.
gebrienam: Oh fulness,Holy
zatraman zamanary
Cherubins, by all thy Angels,
gebrienan plenitudo
and by all thy gloriousArchsancte Cherubins per
angels, whose Names are
omnes tuos angelos, &
consecrated by God, which
per omnes tuos
ought not to be spoken by us, archangelos gloriosos,
quorum nomina Deo
which are these,dichal,
consecrata, qu
dehel depymon exluse
exmegon pharconas Nanagon nobis [625] proferri non
hossyelozogon gathena ramon debent, qu sunt
hc, dichal, dehel
garbona
depymon exluse
vramaniMogon hamas; [108] Wh exmegon pharconas
ich humane sence cannot
pharconas Nanagon
apprehend: I beseech thee, Oh hosiyel ozogon
Lord illuminate my Conscience gathena ramon
with the Splender of thy light, garbona vramani
and illustrate and confirm my Mogon hamas:
understanding with the sweet
& qu humani sensus
odor of thy Spirit; adorne my
apprehendere non
Soul, reform my heart, that
possunt, te quso
hearing I may understand, and Domine, illumina
retain what I hear in my
conscientiam meam
splendore tui luminis, &
Memory. Oh mercyful God,
illustra, & confirma
appease my bowels,
strengthen my Memory, open intellectum meum odore
suauitatis Spiritus sancti,
my mouth mercifully;
adorna animam meam, vt
temperate my Tongue by thy
audiam, & audita
glorious and unspeakable
memoriter teneam,
Name: thou who art the
reforma cor meum

Cf.LIH
XXIVand
XXV.

Fountain of all goodness, have Domine, placa piissime


viscera mea, memoriam,
patience with me, and give a
aperi mitissime os meam:
good Memory unto me, &c.
tempera benignissime
linguam meam per
gloriosum & ineffabile
nomen tuum, qui es fons
totius pietatis, habeas
patientiam in me, &
memoriam da mihi, &c.

Istorationesquartaluna,
sc.Helyschemath:Alpha&
omega,Theosmegale.Olux
Helyschemath,AlphaandOmega,Theos
megale.OhlightoftheWorldAzalemach, mundi,Azaylemach,Deus
summetequso:Debent
greatGodIbeseechthee:Theseoughtto
proferriin8.&12.&16.20.
besaidinthe8,12,10[*16],20,24,28,
24.28.30.&inistis
30.andinalltheseLunationsrehearse2
fourtimes;inthemorningonce,thethird quibuslibetlunationibus
houronce,theninthonce,andonceinthe proferasquater,insummo
manesemel,circatertiam
evening;andintheotherdayesrehearse
none,butthemofthefirstday,whichare semel,circanonamsemel,
circavesperassemel.Etnota,
Alphaand
qudinaliisdiebusnunquam
Omega,Helyschemat,Almighty,
proferas,sedillasquas
incomprehensible,Iadorethee;[109]I
protulistiprimadie,qu
confessemyselfguilty:OTheos
hazamagiel:OhmercyfulLordGod,raise sunt:Alpha&omega
helyschemat,Omnipotens
upthesencesofmyflesh:OhGodofall
incomprehensibilis,Adorote:
living,andofallKingdomes,Iconfesse
Confiteoregoreus,oTheos
OhLordthisday,thatIamthyservant.
RehearsetheseOrationsalsointheother
hazamagiel,DomineDeus
dayesfourtimes,onceinthemorning,
misericors,extollesensus
onceintheevening,onceaboutthethird
carnis,omniumregnorumDeus
hour,andonceontheninth;Andthoushalt viuorum:confiteorhodietibi
acquireMemory,Eloquenceandstability Domineegoseruustuus.Illas
fully,Amen.
orationesiamdictasproferasin
aliisdiebusinsummomane
semel,circatertiamsemel,
circanonamsemel,circa
vesperassemel:Etsicacquires
memoriamtantam&
facundiam&stabilitatem
earumplenari,Amen.
SaytheseOrationsinthefourth

,viz.

The Conclusion of the


whole work, and
Confirmation of the
Science obtained.
Oh God, Maker of all things;
who hast created all things out
of nothing; who hast
wonderfully created the
Heaven and Earth, and all
things by degrees in order, in
the beginning, with thy Son, by
whom all things are made, and
into whom all things shall at
last return: Who art Alpha and
Omega: I beseech thee though
a sinner, & unworthy, that I
may attain to my desired end
in this HolyArt, speedily, and
not lose the same by my sins;
but do good unto [110] me,
according to thy
unspeakable mercy: who doth
not to us after our sins, nor
rewardeth us
afterour iniquities, Amen.

Saythisintheenddevoutly:

Oh wisdome of God the Father


incomprehensible, Oh most
mercyful Son , give unto me of
thy ineffable mercy, great

Conclusio operis
totius, &
confirmatio
scienti acquisit.
Conditor omnium rerum
Deus, qui cuncta ex nihilo
creasti: qui gradatim
omnia mirabiliter
ordinando fecisti
in principio clum &
tetram, & cum tuo Filio,
per quem
omnia facta sunt, in quo
omnia finaliter rect
retinentur,
qui Alpha & Omega
nuncupatis, te quso,
lict indignus
peccatur, vt ad finem
optatum in hac
sacratissima arte possim celeriter peruenite, &
non in peccatis meis
exigentibus valeam amittere, cum
bono fiat mihi secundm
illam
ineffabilem misericordiam
tuam: quia non secundm
peccata nostra fecit nobis
Deus, neque secundm
iniquitates nostras
retribuat nobis, Amen.

[626]

Confirmatio cum
conclusione flexis
genibus deuot
dicas semper in

2.S
breaksoff
herewith:
Theendof
thefirstpart
ofArs
Notoria/The
secondpart/

knowledge and wisdome, as


fine.
thou didst wonderfully bestow
O Sapientia DEI Patris
all Science to King Solomon,
incomprehensibilis, Fili
not looking upon his sins or
clementissime, tribue
wickedness, but thy own
mihi per ineffabilem
mercies: wherefore I implore
misericordiam summ
thy mercy, although I am a
scienti bonum, sicut
most vile and unworthy sinner, mirabiliter omnem
give such an end to my desires scientiam Regi Salomoni
in this art, whereby the hands dignatus es largiri, non
of thy bounty may be enlarged aspiciendo eius scelera
towards me, and that I may the vel peccata, sed
more devoutly walk by thy light misericorditer futurorum
donum. Proinde
in thy wayes, and be a good
clementissime deprecor &
example to others; by which all exoro, quatenus mihi
that see mee, and hear me,
vilissimo peccatori
may restrainthemselves from aperias misericordiarum
their vices, and praise thy
tuarum largitatem, & in
hac arte tribuas mihi
holyness through all
Worlds, Amen. Blessed be the talem finem, per quem in
me manus tu largitatis
Name of the Lord, &c.
potenter largiatur, vt ab
rehearsethesetwoOrationsalwayesin hac media via impia
valeat constringere, & per
theend,toconfirmthyknowledge
2
lumen & semitas tuas
gained.
valeam deuotius
ambulare, & iube me aliis
inde exemplum tribuere,
per quod possint omnes
qui viderint me, &
audiuerint, vitiis resilire,
& per cuncta pi secula
laudare, Amen. Sit nomen
Domini benedictum. &c.
Hasduasorationessemper
infineproferas,vtconfirment
intescientiamacquisitam.
[111]

The Benediction of the


place.

Benedictio loci.
Benedic Domine locum
istum, vt sit in eo sancta

Ofthe
liberall
Sciencesand
otherthings
whichmay
behadby
thisArtand
continues
withthat
chapter(see
above,pp
).

Blesse Oh Lord this place, that


there may be in it Holy
Sanctity, chastity, meekness,
victory, holiness, humility,
goodness, plenty, obedience of
the Law, to the Father, Son,
and Holy Ghost; Hear Oh Lord,
holy Father, Almighty eternal
God; and send thy Holy
Angel Michael, who may
protect, keep, preserve and
visit me, dwelling in this
Tabernacle, by him who
liveth, &c.

Whenyouwouldoperate,haverespect
totheLunations:theyaretobechosenin
thosemoneths,whenthe Rulesin
and

,inthesemonethsyou

maybegin.

sanctitas, castitas,
mensuetudo, virtus,
victoria, sanctimonia,
humilitas, bonitas,
plenitudo, legis
obedientia Patri, Filio, &
Spiritui sancto. Exaudi me
Domine sancte Pater
omnipotens terne Deus,
& mittere digneris
sanctum Angelum tuum
Michalem, qui me
custodiat, protegat,
foueat, & visitet me
habitantem in hoc
habitaculo, per eum qui.
&c.

Sivisoperari,necesseest
inspicerelunationes.Isti
mensessunteligendi,in
quibus regnatin , vt
Augustus,Iunius,Iulius,&
entein

inistis

signisincipias.
IntheNameoftheLordbeginneththis
mostHolyArt,whichthemosthighGod
AdministeredtoSolomonbyhisAngel
upontheAltar,thattherebysuddenlyina
shortspaceoftime,hewasestablishedin
theknowledgeofallSciences;andknow,
thatintheseOrationsarecontainedall
Sciences,Lawfulandunlawful;First,if
youpronouncetheOrationsofMemory,
Eloquence,[112]andunderstanding,andthe
stabilitythereof;theywillbemightily
increased,insomuchthatyouwillhardly
keepsilence;forbyawordallthingswere

INNomine
DominiincipitARS
sanctissima,quam
AltissimusDEVSSalomoni
superaltareperAngelum
ministrauit,vtpereamsubit,
&perbreuetempusinomni
scientiafundaretur,&scias,in
hisorationibuscontineri
scientiaslicitas&illicitas.
Prim,siorationespertinentes

Created,andbythevirtueofthatwordall
createdbeingsstand,andeverySacrament,
andthatWordisGod.Thereforeletthe
Operatorbeconstantinhisfaith,and
confidentlybelieve,thatheshallobtain
suchknowledgeandwisdome,inthe
pronouncingtheseOrations,forwithGod
nothingisimpossible:thereforeletthe
Operatorproceedinhiswork,withfaith,
hope,andaconstantdesire:firmly
believing;becausewecanobtainnothing
butbyfaith;Therforehavenodoubtinthis
Operation,whereoftherearethreespecies
wherebytheArtmaybeobtained.

admemoriam&eloquentiam
&intelligentiam,&adillorum
stabilitatemprotuleris,
augebunteaomnia,itaqud
vixlinguamreseruarepoteris:
quoniamomniainsoloverbo
creatasunt,&soloverbostant
omniacreata,&omne
sacramentum,&Deusest
ipsumverbum.Credatergo
operanspossehaberitantam
scientiam&sapientiam[627]in
proferendisorationibushis,
quiapetentifirmafide,omnia
possibiliaapudDEVM,vt
obtineat.Itemoperansprocedat
inopere,fide,spe,&desiderio,
scilicetquodhabeatfirmam
spem,rectamfidem,charitatem
perfectam,&magnum
desideriumfirmitercredendo,
quianihilhabemusnisiper
fidem.Ideononest
dubitanduminhuiusartis
operatione.Etsunttresspecies,
perquashcarspotesthaberi.

ThefirstspeciesisOration,andreason
ofaGodlymind,notbyattemptinga
voyceofdeprecation,butbyreadingand
repeatingthesameintheinwardparts.The
secondspeciesisfastingandpraying,for
theprayingmanGodheareth.Thethird
speciesischastity;hethatwouldoperatein
thisArt,lethimbecleanandchast
by[113]thespaceofninedayesatleast;
andbeforeyoubegin,itisnecessarythat
youknowthetimeofthe .forinthe

PrimaspeciesestOration.&
estpimentisratio,invocem
deprecationisnontentando,sed
legendoinsuainteriora
prorumpens.Secundaspecies
estieiunium,&orantemexaudi
DEVShominem.Tertiaspecies
estcastitas,quivulthancartem
operari,videatqudsitad
minusmundusadoperis
implementumpernouemdies.
Anteartisinceptionem,cmin
primisoperarivis,necesseest
vtpossiscognoscereLunam
primam,quandovidelicetLuna
estintactuprimo,tuncinista
arteest.Videergoquando

primeofthe

.itispropertooperatein

thisArt:andwhenyoubeginsosacredan
Art,haveacaretoabstainfromallmortal
sins,atleastwhileyouareproceedingin
thisworkuntilitbefinishedand

compleated:andwhenyoubeginto
operate,saythisversekneeling:

incipisoperariduosante
mansionem,&ad
suscipiendumtam
Lift up the light of thy Countenance saetatissimumopus,&
upon me, Oh Lord my God, and
confitearisquamtmelius
forsake not me thy servant N. that poteriscreatori,&vlterius
trusts in thee:
debescauerepeccatis
mortalibus:&adminusdum
procedisinistoopere,donec
opuscompleatur,&dum
inceperisoperari,dicflexis
genibushuncversum:
Illumina Domine vultum
tuum super me Domine
deus meus, & non
derelinquas me N.
sperantem in te.

EtdictribusvicibusPater
noster.Ettuncpinequd
periuriumvoluntatum
nunquamvelisperpetrare,sed
semperinfide,spevelis
perseuerare.Hocfacto,flexis
genibusdicinilloloco,inquo
Our help is in the Name of the Lord, velisoperari:
who hath made Heaven and earth:
And I will enter into the Invocation Adiutorium nostrum in
of the most high, unto him who
nomine Domini, qui fecit
enlightneth and purifieth my Soul clum & terram: &
and Conscience, which dwelleth
introibo ad inuocationem
under the help of the most high,
Altissimi, ad eum qui
and continueth under the
illustret, purificet animam
protection of the God of Heaven: O & conscientiam meam.
Lord open and unfold the doubts of Qui habitat in adiutorio
my Heart, and [114] change me into Altissimi, in protectione
a new man by thy love: be thou Oh Dei cli commorabitur.
Lord unto me true faith, the hope Aperi Domine quso
of my life, and perfect charity, to
dubia cordis mei, &
declare thy wonders. Let us pray: mutabis me in nouum
hominem dilectionis tu,
ThensaytheOrationfollowing:
est (?) mihi Domine
fides recta: spes vit,
ThensaythreetimesPaterNoster,&c.
Andassertthatthouwiltnevercommit
wilfullperjury,butalwayesperseverein
faithandhope.Thisbeingdone,with
bendedkneesintheplacewhereinthou
wiltoperate,say,

charitas perfecta, ad
enarrandum mirabilia tua.
Oremus.
Dicorationemsequentem.

Oh God my God, who from the


beginning hast Created all
things out of nothing, and
reformest all things by thy
Spirit; restore my Conscience,
and heal my understanding,
that I may glorify thee in all my
thoughts, words and deeds;
through him who liveth and
reigneth with thee
forever, Amen.

Deus qui es Deus meus,


principio omnia creasti ex
nihilo, qui Spiritu tuo
omnia reformasti,
restaura conscientiam
meam, & sana intellectum
meum, vt glorificem te
per omnia opera mea
cogitationum & verborum:
conscientiam emenda per
eum qui tecum viuit in
ternum.

NowintheNameofChrist,onthefirst
dayoftheMonth,inwhichthou
wouldstacquireMemory,Eloquenceand
Understanding,andstabilitythereof,witha
perfect,goodandcontriteheart,and
sorrowforthysinscommitted;thoumaist
begintopronouncetheseOrations
following,whichappertaintotheobtaining
ofMemoryandallSciences,andwhich
werecomposedanddeliveredbytheAngel
toSolomon,fromthehandofGod.

NuncinCHRISTInomine
primadiementis,inquovis
acquirerememoriam,
facundiam,&intelligentiam,&
illarumstabilitatemcumcorde
perfecto,cordecontrito,cum
doloredepeccatisperpetratis,
cordebono,&[628]optimo:
incipiasproferreistasorationes
qusequuntur,qupertinent
admemoriaminomnem
scientiamhabendam,&qu
compositsunt&delat
SalomoniperAngelummanu
Dei.

ThefirstandlastOrationofthisart,is
AlphaandOmega:OhGod
omnipotent,&c.[115]

Cf.LIH
Primaoratio&vltimahuius
XVI.
artis.Alpha&:Deus
omnipotens,&c.

ThisfollowingisanOrationoffour
Languages,whichisthis:

Hancsequidebetoratio
quatuorlinguarum,quest
hc:

Hely, Schemat, Azatan, honiel

sichut, tam, imel, Iatatandema,


Jetromiam, Theos: Oh Holy and
strong God, Hamacha, mal,
Gottneman, Alazaman,
Actuaar, Secheahal, Salmazan,
zay, zojeracim, Lam hay,
Masaraman, grensi zamach,
heliamat, seman, selmar,
yetrosaman muchaer, vesar,
hasarian Azaniz, Azamet,
Amathemach, hersomini. And
thou most Holy and just God,
incomprehensible in all thy
works, which are Holy just and
good; Magol, Achelmetor,
samalsace,
yana,Eman, and cogige,
maimegas, zemmail,
Azanietan, illebatha sacraman,
reonas, grome, zebaman,
zeyhoman, zeonoma, melas,
heman, hathoterma,
yatarmam, semen,
semetary, Amen.

Hely, Schemat, Azatan,


honiel sichut tam,
imel, Iatatandema,
Ietromiam, theos, Deus
pie & fortis, Hamacha,
mal, Gottneman,
Alazaman, Actuaar,
Secheahal, Salmazan,
zay, zoieracim, Lam
hay, Masaraman,
grensi zamach,
heliamat, seman,
selmar, yetrosaman
muchaer, vesar,
hasarian Azaniz,
Azamet Amathemach,
hersomini, & tu
sacrosancte pie Deus, &
incomprehensibilis in
omnibus operibus qu
sunt sancta, iusta &
bona, magol,
Achelmetor,
samalsace, yana,
Eman, & cogige,
maimegas, zemmail,
Azanietan, illebatha
sacraman, reonas,
grome, zebaman,
zeyhoman, zeonoma,
melas, heman,
hathoterma,
yatarmam, semen,
semetary, Amen.

ThisOrationoughttofollowthefirstof
Hancsequidebetoratio
thetenabovewritten.
primadedecem,quam
superiusinuenies.

To perform any work.

ThisistofollowthethirdOration
above:

I confesse, O Theos

Ad omne opus
agendum.
Hcscribidebuitsuperius

hazamagielgezuzan, sazaman,
Sathaman, getormantas,
salathiel, nesomel, megal
vuieghama, yazamir,
zeyhaman, hamamal amna,
nisza,[116] deleth, hazamaloth,
moy pamazathoran
hanasuelnea, sacromomem,
gegonoman, zaramacham
Cades bachet girtassoman,
gyseton palaphatos halathel
Osachynan machay, Amen.

Thisisatrueandapprovedexperiment,
tounderstandallArtsandsecretsofthe
World,tofindoutanddigupmineralsand
treasure;thiswasrevealedbythe
HeavenlyAngelinthisNotoryArt.For
thisArtdothalsodeclarethingstocome,
andrendereththesensecapableofallarts
inashorttime,bytheDivineusethereof.

posttertiamorationem,
Confiteor. O Theos
hazamagiel gezuzan,
sazaman, Sathaman,
getormantas, salathiel,
nesomel, megal
vuieghama, yazamir,
zeyhaman, hamamal
amna, nisza, deleth,
hazamaloth, moy
pamazathoran
hanasuelnea,
sacromomem,
gegonoman,
zaramacham Cades
bachet girtassoman
gyseton palaphatos
halathel Osachynan
machay, Amen.

EXPERIMENTVMverum
&probatumadintelligendum
omnesartes&secretatotius
mundi,&onemthesaurum&
mineraliaeffodipossunt:hoc
deangeloclestireuelaqturin
hacartenotoria.Narratetiam
hcarsdecontingentibus
futurisque:sensusquereddit
Wearetospeakalsoofthetimeand
habilesadomnesartes,breui
place.Firsttherefore,allthesepreceptsare subcompendio,breuique
tobeobservedandkept;andtheOperator temporisvsudiuinoministerio.
oughttobeclean,chaste,torepentofhis Itemdicendumestdetempore
sins,andearnestlydesiretoceasefrom
&loco.Primautemomnia
sinningasmuchasmaybe;andsolethim prceptaconseruandaerunt,
proceed,andeveryworkshallbe
debetqueoperansessepurus,&
investigatedintohim,bythedivine
sanctaconfessioneprima
ministery.
pnituisse,&amplius
peccatiscessarecupiens,vel
etiamsilaicustractatus
qualescunquevoluerit
inuestigare,taliconditionevt

est,procedat,&plenari
inuestigabitquodlibetopus
diuinoministerio.
Whenthouwiltoperateinthenew
Moon,kneelingsaythisverse:Liftupthe
lightofthyCountenanceuponus,OhGod,
andforsakeusnot,OhLordour
God.1Thensaythreetimesthe[117]Pater
Noster:Andafterwardslethimvowunto
God,thathewillnevercommitwilfull
perjury,butalwayespersistin[the
Catholic]2faith.Thisbeingdone,atnight
saywithbendedkneesbeforethybed,Our
helpisintheNameoftheLord,&c.3and
thisPsalm;Whosodwellethunderthe
shadowofthewingsofthemosthigh,4to
theend;andtheLordsPrayer,andthe
Prayerfollowing.

Theos Pater vehemens; God of


Angels, I Pray and invocate
thee by thy most Holy
Angels Eliphamasay,
Gelomiros, Gedo bonay,
Saranana, Elomnia, and by all
thy Holy Names, by us not to
be pronounced, which are
these: de. el. x p n k h t li g y
y. not to be spoken, or
comprehended by humane
sense; I beseech thee cleanse
my Conscience with the
Splendor of thy Name;
illustrate and confirm my
understanding with the sweet

Cmigituroperarivolueris
inNouilunio,cmprimoeam
inspicis,dicflexisgenibus
huncversum:IlluminaDomine
vultumtuumsupernos,&ne 1. See p.
113.
derelinquasnos
Domine[629]Deusnoster,&
2. Note
dictribusvicibusPaternoster. Turner's
EtposthocvouetDeo,qud omission of
nunquamvoluntarium
the
periuriumvoletperpetreare,& reference to
the Catholic
qudsemperin
faith.
fideCatholicavelit
perseuerare.Hocfactodenocte 3. See pp.
genibusflexisdicantelectum 113-4.
tuum:Adiutoriumnostrumin
4. Ps. 91
nomineDomini,&c.Et
(90 in the
Psalmum,Quihabitatin
Vulgate).
adiutorioaltissimi,vsquead
finem,&orationem
Dominicam,&orationem
sequentem.
Theos patir
vehemens, angelorum
Deus, rogo & inuoco te
per sanctissimos Angelos
tuos Eliphamasay
gelomicros gedobonai
Saromana elomnia: et
per angelos tuos, quorum
adeo consecrata sunt
nomina, vt nobis proferri
non debent, qu sunt
h: de: el: x p n k h t li
g y y de humanis
sensibus fari non possunt,
nec comprehendi,
Te queso munda
conscientiam meam

Cf.LIH
XXIVXXV.
Themissing
words
correspond
withthe
followingin
LIH:
"Deihel.
Dehel.
Depymo.
Dein.Hel.
Exluso.
Depymon.
Helynon.
Exmogon.
Parineos.
Exmegan.
Pheleneos.
Nauagen.
Hosyel.

splendore nominis tui,


savour of thy Holy Spirit: O
illustra & confirma
Lord Adorne my Soul, that I
may understand and perfectly intellectum meum per
remember what I hear; reform Spiritum sanctum in odore
suauitatis: adorna Domine
my Heart, and restore my
animam meam, vt audita
Heart, and restore my sense Oh intelligam, & intellecta
Lord God, and heal my bowels: memoriter teneam:
open my mouth most merciful Reforma Domine cor
God, and frame and temper my meum, restaura Domine
Deus sensum meum,
Tongue to [118]the praise and
placa piissime Deus
glory of thy Name, by thy
viscera mea, aperi
glorious and unspeakeable
mitissime os meum,
Name. O Lord, who art the
tempera piissime linguam
Fountain of all goodness, and meam ad laudem &
original of all piety, have
gloriam nominis tui, per
patience with me, and give
gloriosum & inffabile
unto me a true understanding, nomen tuum Domine, qui
es fons bonitatis, & totius
to know whatsoever is fitting
for me, and retain the same in pietatis origo, habe
patientiam in me, & da
Memory: thou who dost not
mihi verum intellectum,
presently Judge a sinner, but
scilicet non plus sapere
mercifully expectest
qu oportet, & istud
repentance; I beseech thee,
memoriter retinere, tu qui
though unworthy, to wash
peccantem non statim
iudicas, sed pnitentiam
away the filth of my sins and
wickedness, and grant me my misertus expectas, te
quso indignus, vt
petitions, to the praise and
facinorum & scelerum
glory of thy Holy Name; who
meorum squalores
livest and reignest one God in abstergas, & me petitione
perfect Trinity, World without
tanta per angelorum
end, Amen.
tuorum virtutes, de
quibus prfatus sum,
efficacem facias, ad
laudem & gloriam tui
nominis, qui in Trinitate
perfecta viuis ac regnas
Deus, per omnia secula
seculorum, Amen.

Dragon.
Garbona.
Rathion.
Monyham.
Megonhamo
s."

Some other precepts to be


observed in this work.

Sequuntur alia
prcepta in hoc
opere seruanda.

Fastthedayfollowingwithbreadand
water,andgiveAlmes;ifitbetheLord's
day,thengivedoubleAlmes;becleanin
bodyandmind;boththyself,andputon
cleanCloaths.[119]

Sequentidieieiunainpane
& dandoeleemosynam,&si

Send Oh Lord thy wisdome to


assist me, that it may be with
me, and labour with me, and
that I may alwayes know what
is acceptable before thee; and
that unto me N.may be
manifested the truth of this
question or Art.

Mitte Domine sedium


tuarum assistricem
Sapientiam, [630] vt
mecum sit & mecum
laboret, & sciam quid
acceptum sit coram te
omni tempore, & mihi N.
manifestetur veritas huius
qustionis vel artis.

fueritdiesDominicus,tunc
duplicaeleemosynam,&
expiabitieiunium,sismundus
The processe follows.
incorpore&anima,&sifuerit
Whenthouwiltoperateconcerningany ferialisdies,balneare,&
difficultProblemeorQuestion,with
mundisvestibusinduaris.
bendedknees,beforethybed,make
ConfessionuntoGodtheFather;and
Sequitur processus.
havingmadethyConfession,saythis
Cmergooperarevolueris
Oration.
dealiqupdifficiliproblemate,
seuqustione,flexisgenibus
antelectumtuumpur
confitereDeoPatri,factaque
confessionedichanc
orationem.

Thisbeingdone,Thriceintheday
following,whenthourisest,givethanksto
GodAlmighty,saying,Gloryandhonour,
andbenedictionbeuntohimthatsittethon
theTrone,andthatlivethforeverand
ever,Amen.withbendedkneesand
stretchedouthands.

Hocdicto,terindie
sequenticmsurrexeris
regratiareteoportetDEO
omnipotentidicendo.Gloria,&
honor,&benedictiositsedenti
superthronum,viuentiin
seculaseculorum,AMEN.
Flexisgenibus,&manibus
expansis.

Butifthoudesiresttounderstandany

Siautemvoluerishabere

book,askofsomethathathknowledge
therein,whatthatbooktreatethof:This
beingdone,openthebook,andreadinit;
andoperateasatfirstthreetimes,and
alwayeswhenthougoesttosleep,write[,
andafterwards,]Alphaand
Omega,[120]andafterwardssleeponthy
rightside,puttingthepalmeofthyhand
underthyEar,andthoushaltseeina
dreamallthingsthoudesirest;andthou
shalthearthevoyceofoneinformingand
instructingtheeinthatbook,orinany
otherfacultywhereinthouwiltoperate:
Andinthemorning,openthebook,and
readtherein;andthoushaltpresently
understandthesame,asifthouhadst
studyedinitalongtime:Andalwayes
remembertogivethankstoGod,as
aforesaid.

notitiamalicuiuslibri,qure
abaliquosciente,vndetractat
liber:hocfactoaperilibrumin
ipsolegendo,postoperarevt
priusdictumest,tribusvicibus,
&sempercmisdormitum,
scribe&posteaverAlpha
&Omega,&indextrolatere
obdormiaslocandopalmam
subtusaurem:&videbis
somniariomniaquoptabis.
Etaudiesvocempersonte
informantibusinillolibro,vel
inaliafacultatequacunque,de
quaoperaris.Factoautem
manaperilibruminipso
legendo,&statimhabebiseius
intellectum,acsilongo
temporisvsuinipsostuduisses,
&semperregraciareDeosicut
dictumest.

Afterwardsonthefirstdaysaythis
Oration:

Posteprimadiedichanc
orationem.

O pater creaturarum
Oh Father, Maker of all
Creatures; by thy unspeakeable omnium opifex, per tuam
ineffabilem potentiam,
power wherewith thou hast
qua omnia condidisti,
made all things, stir up the
excita potentiam tuam &
same power, and come and
veni ad me saluandum,
save me, and protect me from protegendo me ab omni
all adversity of Soul and
aduersitate corporis &
Body, Amen. Of the Son say, O anim. Amen. De Filio
ver. CHRISTI Fili Dei viui,
Christ, Son of the living God,
who art the splendor and figure qui es splendor & figura
of light, with whom there is no luminis, apud quem non
est transmutatio, nec
alteration nor shaddow of
vicissitudinis obumbratio,
change; Thou Word of God
tu verbum Dei altissimi,
most high, thou wisdome of the tu sapientia Patris, aperi
Father; open unto me, thy
mihi indigno famulo tuo
unworthy servant N. the veins N. venas Spiritus
of thy saving Spirit, that I may salutaris, vt sapienter
intelligam, & intellecta
wisely understand, retain in

Memory, and declare [121] all


thy wonders: Oh wisdome, who
proceedest out of the mouth of
the most high, powerfully
reaching from end to end,
sweetly disposing of all things
in the World, come and teach
me the way of prudence and
wisdome. Oh Lord which didst
give thy Holy Spirit to thy
Disciples, to teach and
illuminate their Hearts, grant
unto me thy unworthy
servant N. the same Spirit, and
that I may alwayes rejoyce in
his consolation.

memoriter teneam, vt
enarrem vniuersa
mirabilia tua. O sapientia
qui ex ore Altissimi
prodiisti, attingens fine
vsque ad finem fortiter,
suauiter disponensque
omnis, veni ad docendum
me viam prudenti. Deus
qui discipulis tuis sanctum
dedisti Spiritum, & eorum
corda illustrare & docere
dignatus es, tribue mihi
indigno famulo tuo N. in
eodem Spiritu rect
sapere, & in eius
consolatione semper
gaudere.

Other precepts.
HavingfinishedtheseOrations,and
givenAlmes,whenthouentrestintothy
Chamber,devoutlykneeldownbeforethy
bed,sayingthisPsalm:Havemercyupon
me,OGod,accordingtothemultitudeof
thygreatmercies,&c.1and,IntheeOh
LordhaveItrusted,&c.2[asiscustomarily
readduringtheeveningprayer
service.]Thenriseup,andgotothewall,
andstretchforththyhands,havingtwo
naylesfixed,uponwhichthoumaiststay
upthyhands,andsaythisPrayerfollowing
withgreatdevotion:
O God, who for us miserable
sinners didst undergo the painful
death upon [122] the Crosse; to
whom also Abraham offer'd up his
sonIsaac; I thy unworthy servant, a
sinner perplexed with many evils,
do this day offer up and Sacrifice
unto thee my Soul and Body, that
thou maist infuse into me thy
Divine wisdome, and inspire me
with the Spirit of Prophesy ,
wherewith thou didst inspire the
Holy Prophets.

AfterwardssaythisPsalm;OhLord
inclinethineearsuntomywords,&c.1
andadd,
The Lord is my shepherd,2 and
nothing shall I want: he shall set
me down in green pastures, his
servant N. he shall lead me upon

Alia prcepta.
Finitisistisorationibus,&
datiseleeosynis,deuotcm
intraueriscubiculumtuum,
prosternasteantelectumtuum,
dicendoPsalmum:Miserere
meiDeussecundmmagnam
misericordiamtuam.Et:Inte
Dominesperaui,sicutsoletlegi
incompletorio:&hisdictus
erigete,&vade[631]ad
parietem,&expandemanus
tuasinmodumcrucisfaciendo
velhabendoduasclauosfixos, 1. Ps. 51
(KJV);
quibusmanussustentas
Vulgate Ps.
dicendohancorationemqu 50.
sequiturtotamentem
2. Ps. 31
deuotione.
(KJV);
Vulgate Ps.
miseris 30.

Deus qui pro nobis


peccatoribus crucis
patibulum & mortis
supplicium subire voluisti,
cui etiam Abraham filium
suum immolauit Isaac,
Tibi ego hodie indignus
famulus tuus, peccator &
multis malis perplexus
immolo & sacrifico
animam meam & corpus
meum, vt mihi sapientiam
salutarem influas &
inspires qui prophetis
spiritum propheticum
indidisti.
Posthocdicpsalmum:
Verbameaauribuspercipe
Domine&c.Etsubiunge:
Dominus regit me, et nihil
mihi deerit in loco
pascu ibi me
collocauit indignum

1. Ps. 5.
2. Ps. 23
(Vulgate
22).

the waters of refreshment, he


famulum suum N. super
converteth my Soul, and leadeth
aquas [*aquam]
me N.upon the paths of his
refectionis educa[ui]t me,
righteousness for his Holy Name:
animam meam
Let my evening Prayer ascend
conuertit, et educat me N.
upunto thee Oh Lord, and let thy
super semitas iustiti
mercy descend upon me thy
propter nomen suum
unworthy servant N. protect, save, sanctum. Vespertina
blesse, and sanctify me, that I may oratio descenda ad te
have a shield against all the wicked Domine, & descendat
darts of my enemies: defend me
super me indignum
Oh Lord by the price of the blood of famulum tuum N.
the just One, wherewith thou hast Misericordia tua, protege,
redeemed me; who livest and
salua, benedic, sanctifica
reignest God, whose wisdom hath me per signaculum
laid the foundation [123] of the
sanct crucis, vt sit mihi
Heaven, and formed the Earth, and obstaculum contra sua
placed the Sea in her bounds: and iacula omnium
by the going forth of thy Word hast inimicorum meorum:
made all Creatures, and hath
defende me Domine per
formed man out of the dust of the lignum sanctum & per
Earth, according to his own image precium iusti sanguinis tui
and likeness; who gave
cum quo me redemisti,
to Solomon the son of
qui viuis & regnas Deus:
King David inestimable wisdome: cuius sapientia clum
hath given to his Prophets the
stabiliuit, terram formauit
Spirit of Prophesy, and infused into et mare in termino suo
Philosophers wonderfull
collocauit, et omnes
Philosophical knowledge, confirmed creaturas per simplicem
the Apostles with fortitude,
emanationem condidit: et
comforted and strengthened the
hominem de limo terr
Martyrs, who exalteth his elect
ad imaginem et
from eternity, and provideth for
similitudinem suam
them; Multiply Oh Lord God, thy
plasmauit: qui Salomoni
mercy upon me thy unworthy
filio regis Dauid
servant N. by giving me a
sapientiam
teachable wit, and an
instimabilem donauit,
understanding adorned with virture Prophetis propheticam
and knowledge, a firm and sound scientiam tribuit,
Memory, that I may accomplish
Philosophis philosophicam
and retain whatsoever I endeavour, scientiam mirific inflauit,
through the greatness of thy
Apostolis fortitudinem
wonderful Name; lift up, Oh Lord
elargitus est, Martyres
my God, the light of thy
confortauit, confessores
countenance upon me, that hope in sanctimonijs confirmauit,
thee: Come and teach me, Oh Lord Virgines virginitatis flore

God of virtues, and shew me thy


face, and I shall be safe.

ThenaddthisPsalm:
"UntotheeOhLorddoIliftupmy
Soul:OhmyGod[124]intheedoI
trust;"1exceptingthat
verse,Confundantur,&c.
Havingfulfilledthesethingsuponthe
wall,descenduntothyBed,writinginthy
righthandAlphaandOmega:thengoto
bed,andsleeponthyrightside,holding
thyhandunderthyrightEar,andthou
shaltseethegreatnessofGodasthouhast
desired.Andinthemorning,onthyknees,
beforethybed,givethanksuntoGodfor
thosethingshehathrevealedtothee:

I give thanks unto thee, Oh


great and wonderful God, who
hast given Salvation and

conseruauit: qui ab
terno electos suos
exaltat et prouid
preleget, multiplica
super me indignum
famulum tuum N. Domine
Deus misericordiam tuam
dando mihi ingenium
docile et intellectum
virtutibus et scientijs
decoratum, memoriam
firmam, vt mirabiliter
retineam assequens
adipiscar, et celsitudine
tui nominis ineffabiliter
subseruiens valeam
complacere: et illumina
Domine vultum tuum
super me Deus meus
sperantem in te. Veni ad
docendum me Domine
Deus virtutum, et ostende
mihi faciem tuam, et
saluus ero.
EtsubiungePsal.Adte
Domineleuauianimammeam, Ps. 25
(Vulgate
Deusmeusinteconfido;
24.), except
exceptoilloversu,
verse 3
Confundantur.[632]
(Vulgate 4).
Hiscompletisinpariete
descendeantelectumtuum,
scribensindextrapalmaAlpha
&:&tuncponaste
dormitum&dormiastenendo
indextrolaterepalmamsub
dextraaure,&videbus
magnificentiamDeiquam
optasti.Maneautemflexis
genibusantelectumtuum
regratiareDeoprohisqutibi
reuelauit.

knowledge of Arts unto me thy Gratias tibi ago Deus


magne & mirabilis, qui
unworthy servant N. and
dedisti salutem &
confirm this Oh God, which
perspicacitatem
thou hast wrought in me, in
scientiarum mihi indigno
preserving me. I give thanks
famulo tuo N. & confirma
unto thee, O powerful Lord
hanc Deus quam operatus
God, who createdst me
es in me salubriter
miserable sinner out of
conseruando, gratias ago
tibi Domine Deus
nothing, when I was not, and
immense, qui me
when I was utterly lost; not
redeemed, but by the precious miserum peccatorem cum
blood of thy Son our Lord Jesus non essem creasti, & cum
perditus essem pretioso
Christ; and when I was ignorant sanguine filij tui Domini
thou hast given unto me
nostri Iesu Christi me
learning and knowledge: grant redemisti, & cum
unto me thy servant N. O
ignorarem doctrina ac
Lord Jesus Christ, that through scientia salutari, concede
quso mihi indigno
this knowledge, I may be
famulo tuo N. Domine
alwayes constant in thy Holy
Iesu Christe vt per hanc
service, Amen. [125]
scientiam in tuo sancto
seruitio semper stabilis
merear inueniri. Amen.

Theseoperationsbeingdevoutly
Completatotalioperatione
compleated,givethanksdailywiththese
&deuotperacta,omnidie
lastOrations.Butwhenthouwouldstread, deincepsregratiaredehis
study,ordispute,say,
vltimodictisorationibus.Cum
autemlegerevelstudere
volueris,veldisputaredic.
Remember thy word unto thy

Servant, O Lord, in which thou


hast given me hope; this is my Memor esto verbi tui
comforter in humility. Then add seruo tuo Domine, in quo
mihi spem dedisti, hic me
these Orations: Remember me consolatus est in
O Lord of Lords, put good words humilitate mea, &
and speech into my mouth,
subiunges orationes has:
that I may be heard
Recordare mei Domine
omni potentatui
efficaciously and and
powerfully, to the praise, glory, dominans, da sermonem
rectum & ben sonantem
and honour of thy glorious
in os meum, vt alios in
Name, which is Alpha and
formem & audiar
Omega, blessed for ever, World efficaciter ad laudem & ad

without end, Amen.

gloriam & honorem


nominis tui gloriosi qui
est & benedictus in
secula seculorum.
Tuncsubsilentiodichas
orationes:

Then silently say these


Orations.
O Lord God, that daily workest O Domine Deus innoua
signa & immuta mirabilia
new signs andunchangeable
Spiritu sapienti &
wonders, fill me with the spirit intellectus & facundi me
of wisedome, understanding
replendo: & pone os
and Eloquence; make my
meum vt gladium
LIH XVI?
mouth as a sharp Sword, and acutum, & linguam meam
my Tongue as an arrow elected, vt sagittam electam, &
verba oris mei confirma
& confirm the words of my
mouth to all wisdome: mollify ad omnem sapientiam,
corda quoque audientium
the Hearts of the hearers to
liquefac desiderent
understand what they
suscipere Elysenac
desire, Elysenach, Tzacham,
tzacham, &c.
&c. [126]
The manner of
De modo
Consecrating the Figure of
consecrandi
Memory.
figuram memori.
Itoughttobeconsecratedwithgreat
faith,hopeandcharity;andbeing
consecrated,tobekeptandusedin
operationasfolloweth.

Debetconsecrarisumma
fide,spe&charitate,&cum
iamfueritconsecrata,serua&
easicvtarisinoperatione.

OnthefirstdayofthenewMoon,
havingbeheldthenewMoon,putthe
FigureunderyourrightEar,andso
consequentlyeveryothernight,andseven
timesaday;thefirsthourofthemorning
sayingthisPsalm,Quihabitat,
&c.1throughout;andtheLordsPrayer
once,andthisOrationTheosPatyr2once
inthefirsthouroftheday:thensaythis
Psalm,ConfitebortibiDomine,&c.3and
theLordsPrayertwice,andthe

Primdienouilunijinspecta 1. Ps. 91
noualuna,poneeamsubdextra (Vulgate
90).
aure,&consequenterinalijs 2. This
noctibus,&cumdedieeam could
inspiciasseptemvicibus.Primo perhaps
refer to
inhoramatutinalidicendo
oration 2 on
Psalmum.Quihabitat,per
p. 21, or the
totum&orationemdominicam oration "for
the
semel,&orationemTheos
patyrsemelinhoraprimadiei. memory"
on p. 107,
EtdicdeindePsalmum
or the
ConfitebortibiDomineintoto oration on

cordemeoquoniamaudiuisti
omniaverbaorismei&
Inthethirdhourofthedaythe
orationemdominicambis,&
PsalmBenedicatanimamea
orationemTheospatyrbis.In
4
Dominum,&c. theLordsPrayerthrice,and horatertiadieiPsalmum
theOrationTheosPatyr.
Benedicatanimamea
Dominum&omnia[633]qu
intramesunt,&orationem
dominicamter,&
orationemTheospatyr.
OrationTheosPatyrtwice.

Inthesixthhoursaythis
Psalm:Appropinquetdeprecatiomeain
conspectutuoDomine,secundum
eloquiumtuum.1
GrantuntomeMemory,andhearmy
voyceaccordingtothygreatmercy,
[127]andaccordinguntothywordgrant
Eloquence,andmylipsshallshewforth
thymajesty,whenthoushaltteachmethy
Glory:Gloriapatri,&c,saytheLords
Prayerninetimes,andTheosPatyr.

Intheninethhour,saythePsalmBeati
immaculatiinvia;1theLordsPrayer12
times,andTheosPatyr.
IntheEveningsaythisPsalm,Deus
misereaturnostri:2theLordsPrayer15
times,andTheosPatyrasoften.
ThelasthoursaythisPsalm,Deus
Deusmeusrespiceinme,3&c.&Deusin
adjutoriummeumintende,4andteDeum
Laudamus;theLordsPrayeronce,
andTheosPatyr:thensaytheOration
followingtwice.

p. 117 that
starts with
"Theos Patir
vehemens."
3. Ps. 138
(Vulgate
137).
4. Ps. 103
and 104
(Vulgate
102 and
103) both
start with
"Benedic
anima mea
Domino."

Inhorasextadicpsalmum,
Appropinquetdeprecatiomea
inconspectutuoDomine
secundumeloquiumtuum:da
mihimemoriam,&vocem
meamaudisecundummagnam
1. Ps.
misericordiamtuam,&
119:168
secundumauditumtuumda (Thau)
mihifacundiam.Eructabunt (118:168)
labiameaimperiumcum
docuerismeglorificationes
tuas.Gloriapatri,&c.
Orationemdominicamnouies
&Theospatyr.
InhoranonadicPsalmum, 1. Ps. 119
(V. 118).
Beatiimmaculatiinvia&
2. Ps. 67 (V.
orationemdominicam12.& 66).
orationemTheospatyr.In
3. Ps. 22 (V.
horavesperorumdicPsalmum: 21).
4. Ps. 70 (V.
Deusmisereaturnostri&
69).
orationemdominicam15.
&Theospatyrtoties.Inhora
completorijdicPsalm.Deus
Deusmeusrespiceinme&
Deusinadiutoriummeum
intende,&teDeumlaudamus,
&orationemdominicamsemel
&Theospatyr.Etistaoratio

qusequiturbisdumprofertur.

O God, who hast divided all


things in number, weight, and
measure, in hours, nights, and
dayes; who countest the
number of the Stars, give unto
me constancy and virtue, that
in the true knowledge of
this Art N. I may love thee, who
knows the gifts of thy
goodness, who livest and
reignest, &c. [128]

Deus qui omnia numero,


pondere, mensura
horarum dierum &
noctium patens diuisio,
qui semper stellas solus
dinumeras, metire me,
tribue constantiam
efficacem, vt in huius artis
N. vera cogitatione te
diligam & munus tu
pietatis cognoscam, qui
viuis & regnas, &c.

Four dayes the Figure of


Memory ought to be
consecrated with these
Orations.

Per quatuor dies


consecratur figura
memori per
orationes:
O pater
creaturarum
omnium Solis
& Lun.

O Father of all Creatures,


of the Sun and Moon.

*
Lectisterniu
m, a Robe
in which the
Priests used
to sleep in
the
Tuncvltimadiedebetse
balneare&mundisvestibusse Temples, to
receive the
indueremundislectisterniisvti Divine
inlocosecretosuffumiget
Oracles.

Thenonthelastdaylethimbath
himself,andputoncleangarments,and
clean*Ornaments,andinacleanplace,
suffumigatehimselfwithFrankincense,
andcomeinaconvenienthourinthenight
withalightKindled,butsothatnoman
thure,&veniasinnoctehora
mayseethee;andbeforethebed
debitacumincensolumine,vt
uponyourkneessaythisOrationwith
nemotevideat,&antelectum
greatdevotion.
genibusflexisdicsummacum
deuotionehancorationem.
OmostgreatandmostHoly
Father,sevenorninetimes:thenputthe
Figurewithgreatreverenceaboutyour
Head;andsleepintheBedwithclean
linnenvestiments,anddoubtnotbutyou
shallobtainwhatsoeveryoudesireforthis
hathbeenprovedbymany,towhomsuch
coelestialsecretsoftheHeavenly

Summepaterpijssime,
nouiesvelsepties,postea
respiciasfiguramcum
reuerentiacircacaput,&
obdormiasinlectoindutis
lineisvestibusmundis&non
dubitesquicquidpetietis
obtinebis:&estpermultos
probatumquibusconcessasunt

Kingdomearegranted,Amen.[129]

The Oration following


ought to be said as you
stand up.
O great God, Holy Father, most
Holy Sanctifier of all Saints,
three and one, most high King
of Kings, most powerful God
Almighty, most glorious and
most wise Dispensor,
Moderator, and Governour of
all Creatures, visible and
invisible: O mighty God, whose
terrible and most mighty
Majesty is to be feared, whose
omnipotency the Heaven, the
Earth, the Sea, [130] Hell, and
all things that are therein, do
admire, reverence, tremble at,
and obey.

secretaclestiaregni,Amen.

Sequitur oratio
quam dicere debes
vt supr stat.

Summe Deus pater


pijssime sanctorum
sanctificator sanctissime,
trinus & vnus, altissime
rex regnum, fortissime
Deus omnipotens
gloriosissime &
dispensator
prudentissime moderator
rector omnium
creaturarum visibilium &
inuisibilium, Deus
potentissime, cuius
terribibilis & ineffabilis
maiestas metuenda, cuius
omnipotentia clum &
terra mare, infernus &
omnia qu continet,
quam mundi machina
O most powerful, most mighty, admirantur & venerantur,
and most invincible Lord God of tremunt & obediunt:
Deus Sabaoth inuincibilis

Sabaoth: O God

Deus fortissimus
incomprehensible; the
wonderful Maker of all things, insuperabilis. Deus
the Teacher of all learning, Arts magnus & immensus
quem capit nullus sensus,
and Sciences; who mercifully
super omnia amabilis
Instructest the humble and
instructor admirabilis,
meek: O God of all wisdome
eruditor inuincibilis
and knowledge, In whom are all magistrorum ex tunc
Treasures of wisdome, Arts and doctor doctorum
Sciences; who art able instantly sapientissime simplicium
instructor mitissime
to infuse Wisdome,
amator humilium
Knowledg, and Learning into
any man; whose Eye beholdeth benignissime Deus
scientiarum & Deus
all things past, present, and to sapientiarum, in quo sunt
come; who art the daily
omnes thesauri sapienti
Searcher of all hearts; through & bon scienti, qui
whom we are, we live and dye; solus absque labore &
who sittest upon the Cherubins; sine mora sapientiam &
who alone seest and rulest the omnem scientiam
quemuis hominem docere
bottomeless pit: whose Word
scis & potes, si vis, qui es
gives Law throughtout the
prsentium,
universal World: I confesse my prteritorum, &
self this day before thy Holy
futurorum peruigil
and glorious Majesty, and
inspector & omnium
before the company of all
cordium assiduus
perscrutator, per quem
Heavenly virtues and
sumus viuimus &
Potentates, praying thy
glorious Majesty, invocating thy moriemur: qui sedes
great Name, which is a Name super cherubin, intueris
solus abyssos disponis,
wonderful, and above every
discernis, regis & dirigis
Name, blessing thee O Lord my vniuersa: confiteor hodie
God: I also beseech [131] thee, coram sancta & tremenda
most high, most omnipotent
nimis
ineffabiliter [635] gloriosa
Lord, who alone art to be
maiestate & coram
adored; O thou great and
omnium clestium
dreadful God Adonay,
virtutum & potestatum
wonderful Dispensator of all
consortio gloriosam
beatitudes, of all Dignities, and maiestatem laudans, ac
of all goodness; Giver of all
benedicens te Deum &
things, to whomsoever thou
Dominum meum &
wilt, mercifully,
invocans nomen tuum
aboundantly and permanently: magnum, & mirabile

super me, & quod est


send down upon me this day
the gift of the grace of thy Holy super omne nomen:
deprecor itaque te
Spirit. And now O most
altissime Domine
merciful God, who hast
omnipotens, adorante,
created Adam the first man,
colende, tremende Deus
according to thy image and
magne adonay &
likeness; fortify the Temple of omnium beatitudinum,
my body, and let thy Holy Spirit dignitatum latitudinum
descend and dwell in my Heart, mirabilis dispensator
omnium bonorum
that I may shine forth the
wonderful beams of thy Glory: optimorum cuiusque vis,
largissimus erogator, vt
as thou hast been pleased
clementer abundanter &
wonderfully to operate in thy
permanenter digneris
faithful Saints; So O God, most super me hodie multiplex
wonderful King, and eternal
donum Spiritus sancti
glory, send forth from the seat grati infundere, Et nunc
te clementissime Domine,
of thy glorious Majesty, a
qui Adam primum
seven-fold blessing of thy
hominem ad imaginem &
grace, the Spirit of
Wisedome and Understanding, similitudinem tuam creare
dignatus es immittere
the Spirit of fortitude and
dignare & confortare
Counsel , the Spirit of
templum corporis mei &
knowledge and Godliness, the velis in toto corde meo
Spirit of fear and love of thee, hospitari descendens
splendidissimo templo
to understand thy wonderful
clorum lucidissimo
Holy and occult mysteries,
grati & ineffabili
which thou art pleased to
maiestatis omnipotemti,
reveal, and which are fitting
secundum quod
for [132] thine to know, that I
mirabiliter in sanctis
may comprehend the depth,
fidelibus tuis operatus es,
goodness, and inestimable
sic mitte mihi hodie
sweetness of thy most
altissime & benignissime
rex tern glori Deus
immense Mercy, Piety and
admirabilis & sanctissime
Divinity. And now O most
merciful Lord, who didst breath de sede glorios
into the first Man the breath of maiestatis dominationis
tu multiplicem
life, be pleased this day to
benedictus septiformis
infuse into my Heart a true
grati tu Spiritum
perfect perceiving,
sapientie& intellectus,
powerful and right
Spiritum fortitudinis &
understanding in all things; a consilij, spiritum scienti

quick, lasting, and indeficient & pietatis, spiritum


timoris & amoris tui ad
Memory, and efficacious
cognoscendum tuam
Eloquence; the sweet, quick
and piercing Grace of thy Holy incomprehensibilem
voluntatem & ad
Spirit, and of the multitude of proficienda & intelligenda,
thy blessings, which thou
miranda vald sancta
bountifully bestowest: grant
mysteria tua & occulta
that I may despise all other
sapienti tu, qu
manifestare te decent, &
things, and glorify, praise,
adore, bless and magnify thee qu latent & expediant
the King of Kings, and Lord of tuis scire: Sed vt valeam
Lords; and alwayesset forth thy mihi inuestigare &
comprehendi profundam
praise, mercy, and
benignitatem, ineffabilem
omnipotency: that thy praise
dulcedinem misericordi
may alwayes be in my mouth, tu immend pietatis &
and my Soul may be inflamed diuiuitatis tu Et nunc tu
with thy Glory for ever before ipse clementissime
Domine, qui olim in
thee. O thou who art God
omnipotents, King of all things, faciem primi hominis
inspirasti spiritum vit
the greatest peace and
digneris hodie in corde
perfectest wisdome, ineffable meo clemanter &
and inestimable sweetness and permanenter infundere
delight, the
vnum & verum & subtilem
unexpressible [133] joy of all
& perseuerantem,
valentem, rectam &
good, the desire of all the
blessed, their life, comfort, and perfectam, in omnibus
intellectum, memoriam
glorious end; who was from
eternity, and is and ever shall indeficientem viuacem &
tenacem: efficacem
be virtue invincible, without
facundiam sancti spiritus
parts or passions; Splendor and gratiam mellitam ignitam
glory unquenchable;
& expeditam &
benediction, honour, praise,
perfluentem, vt de
and venerable glory before all multiplicatione
Worlds, since and everlastingly benedictionum tuarum &
largiflua permanenter
time without end, Amen.
dotatus, omnia
contemnenda despiciam
& te solum Deus omnium,
qui es verum summum &
salutiferum &
instimabile omne
bonum, super omnia

ardenter glorificem,
laudem adorem,
benedicam & exaltem te
regem regum & dominum
dominantium in omni
tempore & semper laus
tu magnificenti, tu
misericordi &
omnipotenti sit in ore
meo & anima mea
flammescart iugiter & in
ternum coram te: qui es
omnipotens Deus,
omnium rex, pax
summa[636] & sapientia
vera, dulcedo insatiabilis,
suauitas instimabilis,
ineffabile gaudium
omnium bonorum,
desiderium beatorum,
vita, societas & finis
gloriosus; qui fuit ab
terno & est & semper
erit virtus inuincibilis,
solus impassibilis,
splendor inextinguibilis
benedictio & claritas,
honor laus, & venerabilis
gloria ante & vltra omnia
secula seculorum
tempora, Amen.

The following Oration hath


Oratio sequens
power to expell all lusts.
habet vim
repellendi omnem
O Lord, Holy Father,
libidinem
omnipotent eternal God, of
voluptatis.
inestimable mercy and
immense goodness; O most
O Domine sancte pater
merciful Jesus Christ, repairer omnipotens terne Deus
instimabilis
and restorer of mankind; O
Holy Ghost, comforter and love misericordi & pietatis
of the faithful: who holdest all immens. Iesu Christe
pijssime conditor,
the Earth in thy fingers, and
reparator & gubernator
weighest all the Mountains and generis humani. Spiritus
Hills in the World; who dost
sancte paracletus fidelium
wonders past searching out,
omnium amator, qui
whose power there is nothing tribus digitis
apprehendisti molem
can resist, whose wayes are
terr, & libras in pondere
past finding out: defend my
montes & colles in
Soul, and deliver my Heart
statera, & qui facis
from the wicked cogitations of inscrutabilia & magna
this World; extinguish and
mirabilis solus: cum nil sit
repress in me by thy power all quod possit resistere tu
the sparks of lust and
voluntati, cuius vi
inuestigabiles, defende
fornication, that I
may [134] more intentively love animam meam & libera
thy works, and that the virtue cor meum de prauis huius
mundi cogitationibus:
of thy Holy Spirit may be
incensus libidines &
increased in me, among the
omnes fornicationes in me
saving gifts of thy faithful, to
potenter extingue &
the comfort and salvation of
reprime, vt actibus tuis
my Heart, Soul, and Body. O
intentis delectetur, &
most great and most Holy God, augeatur in me virtus
Maker, Redeemer, and Restorer Spiritus sancti per
of mankind, I am thy servant, salutem & remuneratione,
the Son of thy hand-maid, and fidelium in salutem
anim me & corporis
the work of thy hands: O most mei ac cordis mei.
merciful God and Redeemer, I Summe pijssime Deus
cry and sigh before the sight of conditor ac redemptor &
thy great Majesty, beseeching reparator generis humani,
thee, with my whole Heart, to ego seruus tuus & filius
restore me a miserable sinner, ancill tu opus

manuum tuarum.
and receive me to thy great
Misericordissime Deus &
mercy; give me Eloquence,
Learning, and Knowledge, that redemptor ante
those that shall hear my words, conspectum tu
maiestatis immens
they may be mellifluous in their gemebundus assisto
Hearts; that seeing and hearing clamans, deprecans,
thy wisdome, the proud may be postulans instanter toto
made humble, and hear and
cordis affectu, vt me
miserum peccatorem de
understand my words with
tua magna misericordia
great humility, and consider
the greatness and goodness of confidentem recipias, me
scientijs ac scripturis
thy blessings, who livest and
eloquentem audiuerint
reignest now and for
verba mea in corde suo
ever, Amen.
melliflua sentiant, qui
viderint & auduyerint
sapientes, mansueti,
superbi, humiles,
cunctantes & tanta
humilitate audiant,
intelligant, & mea verba
ben sentiant melliflue,
deifica, pacifica tuorum
beneficiorum exhibitorum
considerata qui viuis &
regnas nunc & in
ternum. Amen.
Note,thatifyoudesiretoknowany
thingthatyouareignorantof,especiallyof
anyScience,readthisOration:Iconfess
myselftotheethisday,OGodtheFather
ofHeavenandEarth,1[135]threetimes;
andintheendexpressforwhatyoudesire
tobeheard;afterwards,intheEvening
whenyougotoBed,saythe
OrationTheosthroughout,andthe
PsalmQuiHabitat,2withthis
versicle,EmitteSpiritum;andgotosleep,
andtaketheFigureforthispurpose,and
putitundertherightEar:andaboutthe
secondorthirdhourofthenight,thoushalt
seethydesires,andknowwithoutdoubt
thatwhichthoudesiresttofindout:and

1. Cf. p. 97.
Nota,Sialiquodtibi
2. Ps. 91
ignotumscirevolueris&
(90 in the
maximdescientijslegeistam Vulgate).
orationem:confiteortibihodie
cli&terr,trinavice,&
semperinfinedebesexprimere
idproquopostulasexaudiri.
Posteadeseroquandovolueris
iredormitumdicasflexis
genibusorationemTheosper
totum,deindepsalmum:Qui
habitatcumversiculo:Emitte
Spiritumtuum:Etvade
dormitum,&capefiguramad
hocdeputatam,&ponesub
auredextra,&horasecunda

writeinthyrighthandAlphaandOmega,
withthesignoftheCross,andputthat
handunderthyrightEar,andfasttheday
before;onlyonceeatingsuchmeatasis
usedonfastingdayes.

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postulasti,&[637]sciassine
dubio,quiaexperieris,&scribe
admanumdextramAlpha&
Omegacumsignocrucis,&
poneeandemmanumsubaure
dextra,&eademdieieiunabis
incibisquadragesimlibus
semelcomedendo.

[Finis.]

FINIS.