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Author: Mace, Thomas, d. 1709?
Title: Riddles mervels and rarities: or, A new way of health, from an old man's experience, &c.: Being his kind legacy, to his fellow creatures: or, the physician, and no physician, prescribing physick, and no physick; shewing plain, easie, and cheap ways, how every man may become his own physician, his own apothecary, and his own chyrurgeon, with little or no trouble, but far less cost. Whereby sickness may certainly be prevented to the well; health, as certainly procur'd to the sick; and man's life comfortably preserv'd, to a good old age.... Divided into 2 parts, by two universal medicines; the one physical, the other natural; the first the worst, the second the best. Also a short discourse concerning the phylosopher's stone, ... With several other choice observations of profitable use, as may be seen in the table here annext.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Riddles mervels and rarities: or, A new way of health, from an old man's experience, &c.: Being his kind legacy, to his fellow creatures: or, the physician, and no physician, prescribing physick, and no physick; shewing plain, easie, and cheap ways, how every man may become his own physician, his own apothecary, and his own chyrurgeon, with little or no trouble, but far less cost. Whereby sickness may certainly be prevented to the well; health, as certainly procur'd to the sick; and man's life comfortably preserv'd, to a good old age.... Divided into 2 parts, by two universal medicines; the one physical, the other natural; the first the worst, the second the best. Also a short discourse concerning the phylosopher's stone, ... With several other choice observations of profitable use, as may be seen in the table here annext.
Mace, Thomas, d. 1709?

London: printed for the author, Tho. Mace, of Trin. Coll. in Cambridge, Clark, at his house in St. Peter's Parish in Cambridge, Anno Dom. 1698.
Subject terms:
Health
Astrology
Diseases
Medicine
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A88936.0001.001

Contents
title page
THE CONTENTS.
ADVERTISEMENT.
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THE EXPLANATION OF The Title Page.
The Author's Intention by this WORK.
Concerning The Phylosophers-Stone, Which has been long said to Turn all Things into Gold, and what may probably be the Real Meaning Thereof, for we can see No such Thing.
The Explanation Thus.
For thus it may be Truely said.
Now Here take Notice,
Now here Friend Reader take Notice,
And now I shall Proceed (as before) and let you know the Admired Use of This Powder (or Stone) First, as 'tis Physical, Viz,
Now concerning Its Virtues Chyrurgicall.
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Some Instances follow as it has Wrought in Eight Eminent Stories.
Of the Leprosie.
The Story shall be of an other Female Person, at the same Lady Rhoad's in Derby-shire, whose Name was Madam Green.
Of a Girl brought to Life after she was laid out to be Stript.
Of a deep Consumption, by twice taking this Vertue, was Cured.
Of a soar Breast.
Of Madness Cur'd, very Remarkable.
Of the French POX.
PART. II.
CHAP I. Treating of the second Universal Medicine, which is no Physical Medicine, but Natural; and is the Best of the Two, as shall appear by what follows.
'Tis Call'd Temperance.
CHAP. II. The Description of the Medicine it self is Short and Easie, and no difficulty at All in its Use.
The many Benefits which will Arise from This Rare Thing, viz. The English PROTESTANT-PRIEST'S POWDER: (Or, The first of these two Universal Medicines) For whomsoever can be so Happily Fortunate, as to be Possessor But of One Ounce, yea, or but Half an Ounce thereof, He has a Treasure beyond the Golden Mounts of That talk'd of PHYLOSO∣PHERS STONE.
Concerning ASTROLOGY, and its Excellent Use in Phy∣sick, &c. With a Notable Story thereupon Depending, &c.
Some Plain and Easie Rules to instruct all such who would either Give or take Physick, so as that they may know from the Rules of That Art, how to chuse a Fit and Proper Season, so that the Physick may Work more Effectually and Kindly with the Patient, than otherwise it would do, If given at an Unseasonable Time.
The Second Thing to be known is,
The Third Thing to be known is,
And now for the Hours of the Night.
A Rule to know the length of a Planetary Hour, every 10 Days, for every Month in the Year.
This following (Easie and Short Way) I drew out at the Request of a Friend, who was not willing to take the Pains of Observing all the Exactnesses of Those former Rules, and it may serve Tollera∣bly well, with much more Ease than the Former.
The Use of a Planetary Hour in Physick, &c.
An Advertisement for the Satisfaction of those who may think this is Odd or Strange, that Musick is here join'd with Physick in this Work.
The Author's Advice.
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The WORLD by LYES hath been so much Deceiv'd, That TRƲTH when told can scarcely be Believ'd.