|Author:||Melton, John, Sir, d. 1640.|
|Title:||Astrologaster, or, The figure-caster. Rather the arraignment of artlesse astrologers, and fortune-tellers, that cheat many ignorant people vnder the pretence of foretelling things to come, of telling things that are past, finding out things that are lost, expounding dreames, calculating deaths and natiuities, once againe brought to the barre. By Iohn Melton.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Astrologaster, or, The figure-caster. Rather the arraignment of artlesse astrologers, and fortune-tellers, that cheat many ignorant people vnder the pretence of foretelling things to come, of telling things that are past, finding out things that are lost, expounding dreames, calculating deaths and natiuities, once againe brought to the barre. By Iohn Melton.
Melton, John, Sir, d. 1640.
Imprinted at London: By Barnard Alsop, for Edward Blackmore, and are to be sold in Paules Churchyard, at the signe of the Blazing-Starre, 1620.
|Alternate titles:||Astrologaster Figure-caster.|
With a title-page woodcut.
Running title reads: The figure-caster.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Astrology -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
TO THE DEARE GIVER and preseruer of my Life and Being, my very lo∣uing Father, Master Euan Melton, your most Dutifull Sonne, Iohn Melton, faithfully and freely offers on the altar of my purest affection, this Sacrifice of my Duty and Obedience.
A Symbole made on the Name of his very louing Father, Master Euan Melton.
To his witty and ingenious friend Master Iohn Melton:
To his most deare and truest of friends Master Iohn Melton, and in the commen∣dation of his witty Poem. Astrologaster.
ASTROLOGASTER, OR, THE FIGVRE-CASTER.
The Figure-Casters Oration.
A Heauenly Oration.
The Answer to the Figure-Caster, and the Confutation of it.
A new and true description of Astrologie.
The signification of the Twelue Houses of Heauen.
A CATALOGVE OF MANY SV∣perstitious Ceremonies, especially old men and women hold, which were first found out and inuen∣ted by Figure-Casters, Cunning Men and Women in former ages, yet to this day are held for cer∣taine and true obseruations.
The vanitie of Astrologers about their Images.
The damnable ofspring of Negromancy.
Corolarium. Sine KOPONIS.