The Book of Quinte Essence or The Fifth Being

Edited from British Museum MS. Sloane 73 about 1460-70 A.D.

Author: Unknown
Published: 1866
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,719 / 60 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.5
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 1,246
Added to site: 2005.11.30 145
Genre: Science

Edited by Frederick James Furnivall

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ue; for [th]is planete [gh]eue[th] to gold his influence,

[Our Quinte Essence is the colour of heaven; gold makes it fair; and the two work in us (so far as is possible) renewal of youth, and give health plenteously.]

[[* Fol. 11b.]]

nature, colo{ur}, & a substaunce i{n}corruptible. And oure q{ui}nta e{ss}encia, mannys heuene, is of [th]e nature [*]& [th]e colour of heuene / 20

And oure sol, [th]{a}t is, fyn gold of [th]e myne, schal make it fair, ri[gh]t as sol [th]e planete maki[th] heuene fair / and so [th]ese two togidere ioyned schal [gh]eue influence in us, and [th]e condiciou{n}s of heuene and of heuenly so{n}ne / in as miche as it is possible in deedly 24 nature, conseruac{i}ou{n} and restorynge of nature lost, & renewynge

[As Aries, Taurus, and Gemini draw humours from the head and breast, and not the limbs beneath, so those spices that do draw from these limbs get their power from Capricorn, &

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