Maier (1568 -
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Emblems 1 - 5
Alchemical emblem book Atalanta fugiens was first
published in Latin in 1617.
It was a most amazing book as it incorporated 50 emblems with epigrams
and a discourse,
but extended the concept of an emblem book by incorporating 50 pieces
the 'fugues' or canons.
In this sense it was an early
example of multimedia.
An English tanslation exists in the British Library MS.
Emblems 1 to 5 to be shown here. Words in
blue are traduction from LATIN
The Flying Atalanta
of the Secrets of Nature
Michael Majerus (Maier)
Count of the Imperial Consistory
M...D... Eq: ex: &c.
Hesperii precium juvenis tulit impiger horti
Dante Deá pomum Cypride tergeminum:
Idque sequens fugientis humo glomeravit adora
Virginis, hinc tardas contrahit
Mox micat is, micat haec mox ante fugacior Euris,
Alteratum spargens aurea dona solo,
Ille morabatur vestigia lenta puellae
Rursus at haec rursus dat sua terga
Tertia donec amans iterârit pondera, cessit
Victori merces hin ATALANTA suo.
Hippomenes virtus est sulphuris, illa fugacis
Mercurii, in cursu femina victa
Qui postquam cupido se complectuntur amore
In fano Cybeles corrigit ira Deam;
Pelle leonina vindex & vestiit ambos,
In de rubent posthac corpore, suntque
Hujus ut exprimeret simulacra simillima cursus
Voce tibi ternâ dat mea Musa
Una manet simplex pomúmque refert remorans
Altera sed fugiens, tertia ritè
Auribus ista tuis, oculísque Emblemata
At ratio arcanas expetat inde notas:
Sensibus haec objecta tuli, intellectus ut illis
Illicibus caparet, quae preciosa
Orbis quic quid opum, vel habet Medicina salutis,
Omne Leo geminus suppeditare potest.
The Author's Epigram
Three Golden Apples from the Hesperian grove.
A present Worthy of the Queen of
Gave wise Hippomenes Eternal Fame.
And Atalanta's cruel Speed O'ercame.
In Vain he follows 'till with Radiant Light,
One Rolling Apple captivates her
And by its glittering charms retards
She Soon Outruns him but fresh rays of Gold,
Her Longing Eyes & Slackened
'Till with disdain She all his Art defies,
And Swifter then an Eastern Tempest
Then his despair throws his last Hope away,
For she must Yield whom Love &
What is Hippomenes, true Wisdom knows.
And whence the Speed of Atalanta
She with Mercurial Swiftness is Endued,
Which Yields by Sulphur's prudent
But when in Cybel's temple they would prove
The utmost joys of their Excessive
The Matron Goddess thought herself disdained,
Her rites Unhallowed & her shrine
Then her Revenge makes Roughness o'er them rise,
And Hideous feireenesse Sparkle
from their Eyes.
Still more Amazed to see themselves look red,
Whilst both to Lions changed Each
He that can Cybell's Mystic change Explain,
And those two Lions with true Redness
Commands that treasure plenteous Nature gives
And free from Pain in Wisdom's Splendor
Portavit eum ventus in ventre suo.
(The Wind carried him in his belly)
A pregnant man stands, his hands and head emitting
currents of wind,
cloud or smoke. Within his belly we see a child
beginning to form.
Atalanta Fugiens 1
Embryo ventosâ BOREAE qui clauditur
Vivus in hanc lucem si semel ortus erit;
Unus is Heroum cunctos superare labores
Arte, manu, forti corpore, mente, potest.
Ne tibi sit Coeso, nec abortus inutilis ille,
Non Agrippa, bono sydere sed genitus.
If BOREAS can in his own Wind conceive
An offspring that can bear this light & live;
In art, Strength, Body, Mind He shall excell
All wonders men of Ancient Heroes tell.
Think him no Caeso nor Abortive brood,
Nor yet Agrippa, for his Star is good.
Hermes, the most industrious searcher into all the secrets of Nature,
doth in his Smaragdine Table exquisitely thus succinctly describe the
Natural Work when he says: 'Wind carried Him in his belly,' as if he
should have said that He whose father is Sol & mother is Luna must,
before he can be brought forth into the light, be carried by windy
even as a Bird is carried in the Air when it flies.
Now from fumes or winds (which are nothing else but Air in Motion)
being coagulated, Water is produced, & from Water mixed with earth
all minerals & metals do proceed. And even these last are said
consist of & be immediately coagulated from fumes, so that whether
He be placed in Water or fume the thing is the same; for one as well
as the other is the master of Wind. The same the more remotely may
be said of Minerals & Metals, but the Question is: Who is He that
to be carried by Winds? I answer: Chymically it is Sulphur which is
in Argent Vive (contained in quicksilver), as Lully in his Codicill
& all other Authors attest.
[Marginal note: "Lully ibid: 'The wind carries him in his belly;'
That is, sulphur is carried by Argent Vive; & Ch.47: 'The Stone
is Fire carried
in the Belly of Air.'"] Physically it is the Embryo, which in a little
time ought to
be borne into the light. I say also that Arithmetically it is the Root
of a Cube;
Musically it is the Disdiapason; Geometrically it is a point, the beginning
of a continued running line; Astronomically it is the Center of the
Saturn, Jupiter & Mars.
Now although these are different Subjects, Yet if they be well
together they will easily demonstrate what the offspring of Wind must
But this enquiry must be left to every man's own Industry, be it remembered.
But I shall point out the matter more plainly thus: All Mercury is
of fumes, that is of Water elevating Earth together with itself into
rarity or thinness, & of Earth forcing Air to return into Watery
Earth or Earthy
Water; for when the Elements are in it altogether & mixed throughout
blended, subdued & reduced to a certain Viscous Nature, they do
recede from one another, but either follow the Volatile flying upwards,
or remain below with those that are fixed.
Nor is it indeed without reason that Mercury is called the Messenger
Interpreter & as it were the running intermediate Minister of the
Gods & has Wings fitted to his head & feet; for He is Windy
through the air as wind itself, which many Persons are really &
convinced of, to their great damage. But because he carries a Rod or
Caduceus about which two serpents are twined across one the other,
by which he can draw souls out of bodies & bring them back again
many such contrarities, He is a most Excellent figure or representation
Philosophical Mercury. Mercury, therefore, is Wind, which takes Sulphur,
or Dionysius, or (if You please so to call it) Asculepius, being yet
Embryo out of the Mother's belly or out of the Ashes of the Mother's
& carries it thither where it may be brought to maturity.
And the Embryo is Sulphur, which by the celestial Sun is infused
into the Wind
of Boreas, that he may bring it forth in maturity. Who, after the complete
his Teeming, does bring forth twins, one with white Hair, Called Calais,
the other with Red, named Zethes. These Sons of Boreas (as Orpheus
Chymick Poet writes) were Companions to Jason amongst the set of the
Argonauts when he went to fetch the Golden Fleece from Colchis, for
the blind Prophet, being infested by the Harpies, could not be freed
but by these Sons of Boreas, & for so great a benefit obtained
by their means,
He out of gratitude showed the whole course of their way to the Argonauts.
These Harpies are nothing else but corrupting Sulphur which is driven
the Sons of Boreas when they come to full age, & from a thing imperfect
molested with noxious and hurtful Volatiles becomes perfect & not
that Evil, & afterwards shows Jason its Physician the way how to
Basil [Valentine] as well as other Authors takes Notice of these
Winds & in
his sixth Key says thus: "For there ought to come a double Wind named
Vulturnus & a single Wind called Notus which will blow impetuously
East & the South, upon the cessation of whose motion so that Water
of their Air. You may confidently believe that a Corporeal thing will
be made of
a Spiritual." & Ripley, Gate 8th, says that our infant ought to
be born again in Air,
that is, in the Belly of the Wind. In the same sense may that be taken
find in Scala Philosophorum Degree the 6th: "You must know that the
the Wise is born in the Air," & Degree 8th: "Airy Spirits ascending
the Air do love one another; as Hermes said, 'the Wind carried him
in his Belly,'
because the generation of our Son is made in the Air, & being born
Air is born Wisely, for he ascends from Earth to Heaven, & again
Earth acquiring both the superiour & inferiour Virtue."
Nutrix ejus terra est.
(The Earth is his Nurse)
A woman with the globe of the Earth around her
body, nourishes an infant
held in her left arm at her breast. Withher right
hand she gestures
to the ground below, where a goat on the left
suckles a child and a wolf
on the right suckles two children.
Atalanta Fugiens 2
Romulus hirt a lupae pressisse, sed ubera
Jupiter, & factis, fartur adesse fides:
Quid mirum, tener" SAPIENTIUM viscera PROLIS
Si ferimus TERRAM lacte nutrise suo?
Parvula si tantas Heroas bestia pavit,
QUANTUS, cui NUTRIX TERREUS ORBIS, erit?
It is determined by the Peripatetic & other Philosophers of
that the thing nourishing must be converted into the substance of the
nourished & made like to it, not before but after it has received
& this is admitted as an undoubted axiom. For how should the thing
supposing it beforehand to be like to, or the same with the thing nourished,
have need of any change in its essence, which if it should happen would
it from remaining the same or alike. For how should those things be
for nourishment which cannot be converted into a like substance with
thing nourished, as wood, stones, &c. As therefore the first is
vain so the second
is contrary to Nature.
But for an infant newborn to be nourished with the Milk of Animals
is a thing not
repugnant to Nature, for milk will become of the like substance with
it, but more
easily if it be sucked from the Mother than any other Creature. Wherefore
Physicians conclude that it conduces to the health & strength of
an infant as
likewise to the conformity of temper & manners if it is always
fed & nourished
by the milk of its own Mother, & that the contrary happens if it
is done by that of
a Stranger. This is the Universal Harmony of Nature: That Like delights
Like & as far as it can possibly follows its footsteps in everything
by a certain
tacit consent & agreement. The same thing happens of course in
work of the Philosophers, which is equally governed by Nature in its
as an Infant in its Mother's womb. And although as Father, Mother &
even a Nurse
be ascribed to it by way of similitude, Yet it is not more Artificial
than the generation
of every Animal.
Two seeds are by a pleasurable Artifice joined together by Animals
the Human sexes which being united by successive Alteration produce
Embryo which grows & is increased, acquires life & motion,
& then is
nourished by Milk. But it is necessary for a Woman in the time of Conception
& impregnation to be very temperate in heat, Food, drink, Motion,
Rest & all
things else; otherwise Abortion will follow & destruction of the
which Observation in the six non-naturals because it is prescribed
Physicians according to their Art is also Artificial. After the same
if the seeds be not joined together in the Philosophical Work, they
be joined, but if they could anywhere be found joined together as the
of a Cock & Hen do subsist together & are contained in one
Egg, then would the
Philosophers' work be more natural that the generation of Animals.
But let us grant (as the Philosophers do assert) that one comes
East & the other from the West & are made one: what more is
to 'em than mixture in their own Vessel, Temperate Heat, and Nutriment.
The Vessel is indeed Artificial, but in this there is no more difference
if the nest were made by the Hen herself or made for her by the Country
in some convenient place as commonly it is. The Generation of Eggs
of Chickens from them will be the same. Heat is a Natural thing, whether
proceed from the Temperate Heat of furnaces, putrefaction of Dung,
Sun & Air, from the Bowels of the Mother, or otherwise. Thus the
his Furnaces does by Art Administer a Natural Heat for the Hatching
The seeds of Silk worms & even Hens' Eggs are said to have been
by the Warmth of a Virgin's breasts.
Art, therefore, & Nature, do mutually join hands & officiate
one for the other.
Nevertheless, Nature is always the Mistress & art the Handmaid.
But a doubt may [be] raised how the Earth may be said to be the
NURSE of the
Philosophical Infant, seeing it is the Element which is most dry &
void of Juice,
insomuch that Dryness appertains to it as its proper quality. It may
that Earth Elemented is to be understood, & not the Element of
Nature we have fully explained in the first day of our Philosophical
This Earth is the Nurse of Caelum or Heaven, not by opening, washing,
moistening the Infant, but by coagulating, fixing, coloring and converting
more Juice & Blood. For Nutrition implies an Augmentation in length,
& Depth which extends itself through all the Dimensions of a Body,
this can be afforded & administered to the Philosophical Infant
by Earth only,
it can in no wise be improper to call the Earth by the name of his
But this admirable Juice of Earth has a quality different from other
Milk which are converted & do not convert for this by reason of
its most efficacious
Virtue does mightily alter the Nature of the thing Nourished, as the
Milk of the
Wolf is believed to have disposed the Body of Romulus to a Nature that
Magnanimous & prepense to War.
Vade ad mulierem lavantem pannos,
tu fac similiter.
(Go to the Woman Washing Clothes
& do after the same Manner.)
On a furnace on the left water is being heated
in a great vessel.
On the right a woman pours water into a large
wooded vessel of
steaming water. From a tap at the bottom some
of this is drawn off into
a small bucket. The presence of some cloth lying
in the foreground
suggests she may be about to wash clothes.
Atalanta Fugiens 3
Abdita quisquis amas serutari dogmata, ne
Deses, in exemplum, quod juvet, omni trahas:
Anne vides, mulier, maculis abstergere pannos
Ut soleat calidis, quas superaddit, aquis?
Hanc imitare, tuâ nec sic frustraberis
Namque nigri faecem corporis lavat.
When Linen Clothes are soiled & made dirty by earthy Filth,
they are cleaned
by the next Element to it: Namely Water; & then clothes being exposed
to the Air,
the moisture together with the Faeces is drawn out by the heat of the
Sun as by fire,
which is the fourth Element, & if this be often repeated, they
become clean & free
from stains. This is the work of women which is taught them by Nature.
see (as Isaac remarks) that the Bones of Beasts if they are often wet
with Rain &
as often dried by the heat of the Sun will be reduced to a perfect
The same is to be observed in the Philosophick Subject, for whatever
or Crudities are in it will be purged & taken away by the infusion
of its proper
Waters, & the whole body will be brought to a great perfection
For all Chemical preparations, as Calcination, Sublimation, Solution,
Descension, Coagulation, Fixation, & the rest are performed by
For whoever washes a thing unclean with waters does the same thing
He that runs through all these Operations. For, as the Rosary of the
[Rosarium Philosophorum] saith; "The Inner Clothes Prince Divinick,
by sweat, are to be washed by Fire & burned in Waters, so that
Fire & Water
seem to have interchanged their mutual Qualities, or else the Philosophic
is not to be supposed of the same kind with the common Fire;" &
the same thing
is to be said of the Philosophic Water.
As for the Calc Vive or Quicklime & Ignis Graecus, we know
that they are kindled
by Water & cannot be extinguished by it contrary to the Nature
of other things that
will take Fire; so it is affirmed that Camphor over-kindled will burn
And Ansel. de Bood says that the Stone Gagates being set on Fire is
easily quenched by Oil than Water, for Oil will mingle with it and
choke the fiery body.
Whereas Water not being able to mix with the fatness yields the the
fire unless it
totally covers & overwhelms it, which it cannot easily do, because
although it be
a Stone, it swims upon the top of the Water like Oil; so Naptha, Petroleum
like are not easily quenched by Water. Some write that there are Subterranean
Coals in the Country of Liege which, taking Fire under the earth, cannot
extinguished by water, by by Earth thrown in upon them. Cornelius Tacitus
such a sort of Fire which cannot be quenched but by Clubs & Clothes
the Body & thrown upon it.
There is, therefore, great diversity in Fires, both in their
being kindled &
extinguished, & there is no less in Liquors, for Milk, Vinegar,
Spirits of Wine,
aqua fortis, aqua Regia and Common Water differ very much when they
thrown upon Fire; sometimes the matter itself will endure Fire, as
Linen Clothes which were of great Esteem among the Ancients & were
by Fire, their dirt being burned away. What is said of the Hairs of
that they will make the wick of a Lamp that shall be incombustible
is not to be
Credited. But there are persons who really affirm that there was a
prepared from Talc, Plumous Alumine & other materials by a Cunning
of Antwerp which she said to cleanse by Fire, but that she of envy
Art to die with Her, & the Temperament could never be found out
We do not speak here of combustible matters.
The Philosophical Subject, whenever it is prepared, must be considered
all these differences, for their Fire, Water & Matter itself is
But their Fire is Water & their Water is Fire. Their Water at the
washes & calcines, & so does their Fire.; & the Clothes
which must be washed
have the same nature with the Fine linen before mentioned or Talk prepared;
but the Tempering of it & the Art in its preparation is not known
For the washing of this Linen, a Lye must be made, not of Oak ashes
Salt, but from Metals, which is more durable than any other; and it
must not be
Common Water, but Water Congealed into Ice & snow under the sign
for this has finer Particles than the standing Waters of Fens and Marshes,
consequently can better penetrate into the Recesses of the Philosophic
to wash and purge it from filth & Blackness.
Conjunge fratrem cum sorore
& propina illis poculum amoris:
(Join the Brother & the Sister
& drink to 'em in the Bowl of Love.)
A man and a woman embrace and kiss.
On the right a man stands and offers them a chalice
At his feet is a jug or vessel.
Atalanta Fugiens 4
Non hominum foret in mundo nunc tanta propago,
Si fratri conjunx non data prima soror.
Ergo lubens conjunge duos ab utroque parente
Progenitos, ut sint faemina masque toro.
Praebibe nectareo Philothesia pôcla liquore
Utrisque, & faetus spem generabit amor.
Divine & Human Laws prohibit those Persons to intermarry who
are joined by
Nature in too near degrees of Blood, whether in a Line ascending, descending,
or collateral, & that for very just reasons. But when Philosophers
speak of the
Marriage of a Mother with her Son, a Father with his Daughter, or a
with his Sister, these neither speak nor act against the Laws before
Because the Subjects distinguish the Attributes, & the Cause the
For the Persons of whom the Philosophers speak are as much at liberty
the Sons & Daughters of Adam, who intermarried without the Imputation
Crime. The chiefest reason seems to be that the Human Race might be
strictly United & associated by affinity & friendship, &
not be divided by enmities
& Hereditary Factions of families. So nothing hindered the Sons
& Daughters of
Adam, though Brothers & Sisters, to be joined in marriage, for
mankind did exist
in them alone & their Parents, & therefore, although they were
allied in blood,
yet were they to be joined in affinity.
But the number of men increasing & being distributed into
the true & just Cause was found, why Brothers & Sisters should
The Philosophers have a different reason why the Brother should marry
which is the similitude of their Substance, that Like may be joined
to its Like.
Of this kind, there are two which are alike in Specie but different
One of which is called the Brother, the other the Sister. These therefore
being in the same liberty & Condition as the first kindred of men,
indeed, & by an inevitable necessity to be joined together in Matrimony.
The Brother is hot & dry, & therefore very Cholerick.
The Sister is cold & moist,
having much Phlegmatick matter in her. Which two Natures, so different
Temper, agree best in fruitfulness, Love, & Propagation of Children.
For as Fire
will not easily be struck out of the hardest Bodies, Steel & Steel,
nor out of those
brittle Bodies, Flint & Flint, but from the hard & brittle,
that is, Steel & Flint, so
neither from a burning Male & Fiery Female, nor from both of 'em
(for cold is the unfruitfulness of the Male) can a living offspring
But he must be hot & she more cold than he, for in Human Temperament,
hottest Woman is colder that the coldest Man, supposing him to be in
as Levinus Semnius, in his book of the Hidden Miracles of Nature affirms.
The Sister, therefore, & Brother are rightly joined by the Philosophers.
If a man desire offspring from a Hen, Bitch, or Ewe, or other
animal, He joins it
to a Cock, Dog, or Ram, every animal to that species to which it is
most like, & so
he obtains his End. For he does not regard the Consanguinity of these
but the generosity of each & agreement of their Natures. The same
may be said
of the body of a Tree & the Hip that is to be ingrafted into it.
So the Metallic Nature,
which above all things has a likeness or Homogeneity of Substance,
like when any thing is to be joined to it. But the Brother & Sister
will not be fruitful or long persist in their Love, unless a Philothesium
or Cup of
Love be drunk to 'em as a Philtre. For by this, their minds being composed
they become drunk, & (like Lot) all shame being banished, they
are joined & produce
an offspring that is Spurious but Legitimate.
Who can be ignorant that Mankind is very much obliged to Medicine,
there are thousands of persons in the World who had not existed unless
Parents had been freed from Barrenness, either by removing the Cause,
or taking away the impediment, either near or remote, and preserving
Mother from Abortion. Therefore the Cup of Love is given to the new-married
Pair for these reasons which are three: the Constancy of Love, the
Barrenness, & the Hindrance of Abortion.
Appone mulieri super mammas bufonem,
ut ablactet eum, & moriatur mulier,
sitque bufo grossus de lacte.
(Put a Toad to the Woman's breast,
that she may suckle him 'till she die,
& he become gross with her milk.)
A man approaches a woman and holds a toad
or frog to suckle at her breast.
Atalanta Fugiens 5
Foemineo gelidus ponatur pectore Bufo,
Instar ut infantis lactea pocla bibat.
Crescat & in magnum vacuata per ubera tuber,
Et mulier vitam liquerit aegra suam.
Inde tibi facies medicamen nobile, virus
Quod fuget humano corde, levétque luem.
The whole body of Philosophers agree in this, that their work is
but male & female; the man's part is to generate, & govern
the wife, & Her
part is to conceive, impregnate, bring forth, suckle & educate
the offspring, & be
subject to the Commands of her Husband. For, as she nourishes the conceived
Embryo before it is brought forth with her blood, so she does afterwards
her milk. Hence, Nature has prepared for the tender Infant a Digestible
proportioned Nutrient in the mother's Breasts, which waits for his
his first provision & sustenance in his Course of Life.
By milk therefore He is nourished, grows, & is increased 'till
he be furnished
with teeth, his fit instruments to eat bread withal.
Then He is properly weaned, because Nature has provided him more solid
But here the Philosophers say that a Toad must be put to the
that she may Nourish him as an infant with her Milk. This is a miserable
spectacle, & indeed, an impious thing, that milk designed for an
infant should be
given to a Toad, being a Venomous beast & contrary to the Nature
We have heard & read of serpents and Dragons sucking the Teats
of Cows, &
Toads perhaps might do the like if they could gain an opportunity.
There is a noted story of a Toad that fixed himself upon the
mouth & outside of
the lips of a Country man that was asleep, & could not be removed
contrivance unless by Violence, which could not be attempted without
of the man's life, for he would then have spit his poison, which he
uses as his
offensive & defensive weapon. A Remedy was found for this miserable
from that Antipathy which the Spider bears for the Toad, for they hate
other mortally. He was carried to the place where an overgrown Spider
his web, who, as soon as he saw the Toad, he let himself down upon
his back &
pinched him with his sting; but this doing no hurt, the Spider came
second time, & struck him more violently, upon which the Toad immediately
& fell dead from the man's mouth without any harm to him.
But here the contrary happens, because the Toad does not seize
but the Breast of the Woman, by whose milk he increases so much that
becomes of an extraordinary strength & bigness; but the woman,
spirits exhausted, consumes & dies, for poison is easily communicated
Heart by the pectoral Veins, & infects & destroys it, as it
is evident in Cleopatra,
who applied vipers to her breasts, that by a Voluntary death she might
her coming into the hands of her enemies & being led in Triumph
[In margin: 'Theophilus in Turba makes mention of a Dragon joined to
But, lest any man should think the Philosophers so cruel as to
fasten a Venomous
reptile to a woman's breast, it must be known that this Toad is the
Son of this woman, brought forth by a monstrous birth, & therefore
Right must be fed with his Mother's Milk, & that it is not the
Son's desire that
his mother should die; for he could not infect his mother, seeing he
in her Bowels & nourished with her blood 'till the time of his
birth. It is indeed a
thing ominous for a Toad to be born of Woman, which in our knowledge
happened otherwise: William of Newberry, an English writer, saith (how
others judge) that in a certain Quarry in the Diocese of Vintonia,
a great stone
being split, there was a living Toad found in it, with a golden Chain,
& it was by
the Bishop's command, hidden in the same place & buried in perpetual
lest it might bear an ill omen with it. Such also is this Toad, for
it is embellished,
although not outwardly, with an artificial chain, but inwardly with
to wit: that of the Stone which some call Borax, Chelonitus, Batrachites,
Crapaudina, & Garatronium, for this far excels Gold in Virtue against
of all animals, & is commonly set in Gold as a case or Cover, that
it may not be
hurt or lost. Regularly it ought to be had out of an Animal.
But if the Stone be taken out of subterranean Caverns, as it
is commonly, it may
be neatly contrived in that shape & used instead of it, being chosen
best minerals & most relevant to the Heart. For in these the Philosophical
is really found, not in the Quarry (as that fabulous author asserts),
& has Gold in itself,
though its pomp does not outwardly appear. For to what end should a
himself, seeing he lurks in darkness & secret places? Perhaps that
he might be very
magnificently accosted by the Beetle, if by chance he should meet him
in the Twilight.
What Subterranean Goldsmith should make him that Golden Chain? Perhaps
Father of the Green children, that came out of the Land of St. Martin,
or rather from
the Earth itself, as the two Dogs came out of a Quarry, according to
the same Author.
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