From Theatrum Paracelsicum

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Source: Francis Anthony, Medicinae chymicae, et veri potabilis auri assertio, Cambridge: Cantrell Legge, 1610, sig. H1v = pag. 58 [BP.Anthony.1610-01]


[p. 58] Recapitulatio opusculi in summa abbreviata.

Vt huic tractatulo imponam finem, præmissa quæcunque sunt, in veritatis Philosophicæ indubitatæ attestationem scripta sint. Manualis experientia quæ mihi ab Altissimo concessa est, & comprobauit sæpius, & palam (vbi ad id vocatus fuero) confirmabit hæc omnia. Non ego alicuius iudicium exhorresco. Si quis ambiguus hæitet probe confirmabitur, nisi malitiosè contentiosus fuerit. Ne sit igitur Authoris fides suspecta, nisi prius evictus fuerit Author, qui sitibundus cineritium expectat & examen publicum. Ego in quæstione huius veritatis cognoscendæ de orationis ornatu non fui admodum solicitus. Tenui ego (vti potui) meâ Mineruâ, quæ huic instituto inseruire mihi visa sunt, complevi breuiter. Veritas nudam se gestiens verborum illecebris nullatenus indiget. Quæ cecini vera sunt, & apertas fores cerno ad altiora Arcana.


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Summary of the Treatise in Brief

To bring this treatise to a close, everything that has been stated before is written in testimony to the undoubted truth of Philosophy. The hands-on experience granted to me by the Most High, which has often been proven and will be openly confirmed (when I am called upon to do so), supports all this. I do not fear anyone's judgment. If anyone remains doubtful, they will be thoroughly convinced, unless they choose to be maliciously contentious. Therefore, let not the author's credibility be suspect unless the author himself has been proven wrong, who eagerly awaits and welcomes public scrutiny. In the pursuit of recognizing this truth, I was not overly concerned with the embellishment of speech. I have, as best as I could with my own Minerva, briefly covered what seemed to me to serve this purpose. Truth, eager to present itself naked, needs no enticement of words. What I have sung is true, and I see open doors leading to higher Mysteries.

The End.