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Author: Saunders, Richard, 1613-1675.
Title: Palmistry, the secrets thereof disclosed, or, A familiar, easy and new method whereby to judge of the most general accidents of mans life from the lines of the hand withal its dimensions and significations as also that most useful piece of astrology (long since promised) concerning elections for every particular occasion, now plainly manifested from rational principles of art, not published till now / by Richard Saunders ...
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Print source: Palmistry, the secrets thereof disclosed, or, A familiar, easy and new method whereby to judge of the most general accidents of mans life from the lines of the hand withal its dimensions and significations as also that most useful piece of astrology (long since promised) concerning elections for every particular occasion, now plainly manifested from rational principles of art, not published till now / by Richard Saunders ...
Saunders, Richard, 1613-1675.

London: Printed by H.B. for G. Sawbridge ..., 1663.
Subject terms:
Palmistry -- Early works to 1850.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A62237.0001.001

Contents
illustration
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TO THE READER.
FOR HIS HONOURED FRIEND,
THE FIRST PART Treating of PALMISTRY.
Not before Imprinted.
The Names of the Lines and parts of the hand follow in the two next Figures, by their proper Letters, as they offer them∣selves to be understood.
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All the Principal Observations in the hand that signify Riches, or good Fortune, by play, or o∣therwise, I shall deliver in six∣ty nine Aphorismes, most of which you may see visibly De∣monstrated in the two foregoing hands, as also Honour or Ma∣gistracy.
The following Aphorismes, and Hands shall demonstrate po∣verty, losse and universal mis∣fortune, by Imprisonment, and many other wayes.
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In the next place, as all men have a desire, and propensity, (by Natural inclination) to know the period of their lives, whe∣ther long or short life, for if short life appear, in vain is it for the Artist to make any pro∣ceed in the State, Condition, Manners, and particulars of the person, therefore we shall insist on these particulars and first of long life.
Characters and Marks in the hand that signifie short Life, Lust, Concupiscence whoredom, and many other Quallifications, be∣hold the Figure following.
These following Aphorismes, and answerable Characters in the figure fore going in the hands of women, denote Lust, and commonly whoredom.
As my great Affectation, and desire is the common utillity, and Publick good, so my Study shal be principally conversant about those things which may principally conduce to the benefit of every one in their most helples condition.
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As first.
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Rule. 6.
Next in these Cannons which fol∣low are explicated, the preg∣nant signes of approaching Death.
Cannon. 1.
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For the benefit of my Country-men, I will here subjoyn certain pro∣per qualifications whereby e∣very man may rightly judge his own temperament, and thereby much benefit himself in the pre∣serving his health, and help himself by the means of Physick.
The Signes of the Cholerick Temperament are ten.
The properties of a Flegmatick Constitution, are chiefly ten.
The Signes of a Sanguine constitu∣tion in eleven particulars.
The Signes and Symptomes of a Melancholy temperament.
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The Brain and Heart are the two Regal and Principal parts of man of which Nature renders divers Physiognomical Symp∣tomes, which be observed as fol∣loweth.
Signes of a cold brain are,
Signes of a dry brain are,
Signes of a moist brain are,
The Symptomes of the Heart, be∣ing hot, exceeding the temperament, are,
Signes of a frigid and cold temper of the Head, Are,
The Symptomes of a dry heart, Are
The moist heart hath these Sym∣tomes of discovery.
Pleasant Physiognomical Observati∣ons, from the quantity of the body.
Observe these following Rules, and you may judge of any man, according to his Intellectual, Moral, and Artifi∣cial Habits.
THe Physiognomical Signes of a Good Genius, (in general) are,
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A Brief Table OF THE Principal Matters Contained in this First Book.
ERRATA SIC CORRIGE.
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Of Astrological Elections. Discovering those things about which the Doctrine of Elections is conversant, and within what limits the truth thereof is bounded.
CHAP. II. Of many things Generally to be Noted about Elections.
CHAP. III. Of the great Profit and Utility of the Doctrine of Elections
CHAP IV. We shall shew how vain and fri∣volous his Arguments are against Elections.
CHAP. VI. Treating upon certain General Rules necessaryly relating to Elections, shewing in the General how Elections of apt time are to be made for Things.
Let therefore this be the first Obser∣vation.
Of the particular Elections relating to the first House, and general and perticular Aphorismes requisite therennto.
Of the second House and its sig∣nifications in reference to Elections.
Of Elections concerning Riches the subject of the second House.
Concerning Chymical Operations.
Election of time for the obtaining of Money.
Of Elections cocnerning the third House.
Elections Relating too, and con∣cerning the Significations of the Fourth House.
CHAP. V. Treating of Elections of times, for those things which properly concern the Signification of the 5th. House which are, to this effect.
Of giving and Receiving Presents, Gifts, or Rewards.
Of Messengers.
Of Writing.
Of the right ordering of Dyet in Feasts and at all times, for Mirth and Health.
Sixth House.
More particular Elections of Times for Physitians and Physick.
Times of the Year.
Times of the day.
Not good to let blood.
Good to let blood.
Directions after bleeding.
Rules forgiving Purges.
The Natural comprehend.
Elections having the Signifi∣cation of, and appertain∣ing to the 7th. House.
Of choosing a fit Time to Eject Evil Spirits from persons and places, and the Dissipation of all Phantasmatical De∣ceptious foolerys.
To know the secrets and whispring of any party.
To Inquire after a Theif and Fu∣gitive.
Elections of Time proper for the Significations of the Eight House.
Elections of and concerning the Significations of the 9th. House.
Elections for several Matters and Things relating to the 10th. House.
Elections concerning the Signi∣fication of the Eleaventh House.
Treating of those things wherein we have hope and confidence to gain Fame and good report.
For the obtaining of any thing Mate∣rial promised to you, or other∣wise; by Petition.
Of those perticular Significations, that referr to the 12th. House.
Here followeth the Significa∣tion of the hours of the Planets, very useful in their proper Significa∣tions.
Of the Hours of the Sun.
Of the Hour of Venus.
Of the Hour of Mercury.
Of the Hour of the Moon.
The Significations of the Hour of Saturne.
Of the Hour of Jupiter.
Of the Hour of Mars.
Of the Mansion of the Moon.
Behold the Table of the Moons Mansions according to Astronomy.
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ERRATA.
An Alphabetical Table of the Principal Matters Contained in this second part being the Do∣ctrine of Elections.