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MAGNALIA NATURÆ,

PRÆCIPUE QUOAD USUS HUMANOS.

The prolongation of life.
The restitution of youth in some degree.
The retardation of age.
The curing of diseases counted incurable.
The mitigation of pain.
More easy and less loathsome purgings.
The increasing of strength and activity.
The increasing of ability to suffer torture or pain.
The altering of complexions, and fatness and lean-

ness.

The altering of statures.
The altering of features.
The increasing and exalting of the intellectual parts.
Versions of bodies into other bodies.
Making of new species.
Transplanting of one species into another.

1 This paper follows the New Atlantis in the original edition, and concludes the volume.

Instruments of destruction, as of war and poison. Exhilaration of the spirits, and putting them in good

disposition. Force of the imagination, either upon another body,

or upon the body itself. Acceleration of time in maturations. Acceleration of time in clarifications. Acceleration of putrefaction. Acceleration of decoction. Acceleration of germination. Making rich composts for the earth. Impressions of the air, and raising of tempests. Great alteration; as in induration, emollition, &c. Turning crude and watry substances into oily and

unctuous substances. Drawing of new foods out of substances not now in

use.

Making new threads for apparel ; and new stuffs ;

such as paper, glass, &c.
Natural divinations.
Deceptions of the senses.
Greater pleasures of the senses.
Artificial minerals and cements.

PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS.

PART III.

WORKS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR PARTS OF THE INSTAU

RATIO MAGNA, BUT SUPERSEDED OR ABANDONED;

ARRANGED

ACCORDING TO THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY WERE WRITTEN.

“Because you were wont to make me believe you took liking to my writings, I send you some of this vacation's fruits; and thus much more of my mind and purpose. I hasten not to publish : perishing I would prevent; and am forced to respect as well my times as the matter. For with me it is thus, and I think with all men in my case : if I bind myself to an argument, it loadeth my mind; but if I rid myself of the present cogitation, it is rather a recreation. This hath' put me into these miscellanies, which I purpose to suppress if God give me leave to write a just and perfect volume of Philosophy, which I go on with, though slowly." — Letter to Bishop Andrews upon sending him the "Cogitata et Visa."

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