Children Stories.ca - Find fairy tale stories, children bedtime stories, online fairy tales and children's fairy tales. Visit Children Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Breath And Blood

Often difficulty of breathing, especially in close air, mistak...

Neuralgia

If the disease be general in the system, moving from place to...

Treatment Of Compression Stenoses Of The Trachea

If the thymus be at fault, rapid amelioration of symptoms fo...

Endogastric Version

A very useful and comparatively safe method is illustrated i...

Stage 3 Passing Through The Thoracic Esophagus

The thoracic esophagus will be seen to expand during inspira...

Diets To Heal The Critically Ill

A critically ill person is someone who could expire at any mo...

Colds Consumption And Pneumonia

Disease Germs. In all foul air there are scores of different ...

The Light Reflex On The Forceps

It is often difficult for the beginner to judge to what dept...

Most Diseases Cure Themselves

If you ask any honest medical doctor how they cure diseases, ...

Relaxed And Atrophied Conditions

I alluded, above, to a distinction between a relaxed and an ...

The Journey Down The Food Tube

The Flow of Saliva and Appetite Juice. We are now ready to st...

Biscuits And Water

The biscuits referred to are manufactured in Saltcoats.[A] The...

Disorders Of Muscles And Bones

The Muscles and Bones Have Few Diseases. Considering how comp...

Ulcers Case Xxx

C. Cocking, aged 17, has an ulcer of the size of half-a-crown...

Actinomycosis Of The Esophagus

Esophageal actinomycosis has been autoptically discovered. It...

The Blood-mesh Of The Skin

The Blood Vessels under the Skin. Not merely the nails and th...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Wrist And Hand

A member of such vast importance as the human hand necessaril...

Chlorosis Green Sickness

This is a disease mostly or entirely peculiar to young women ...

Anesthesia For Peroral Endoscopy

A dyspneic patient should never be given a general anesthetic...

Exercise

Where this is advised medically, it is often taken in a manner...



Lilly






Source: Primitive Psycho-therapy And Quackery

WILLIAM LILLY, a famous English astrologer of yeoman ancestry, was born
at Diseworth, an obscure village in northwestern Leicestershire, May 1,
1602. In his autobiography he described his native place as a "town of
great rudeness, wherein it is not remembered that any of the farmers
thereof, excepting my grandfather, did ever educate any of their sons to
learning." His mother was Alice, daughter of Edward Barham, of Fiskerton
Mills in Nottinghamshire.

When eleven years of age, he was placed in the care of one John Brinsley
at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, not far from Diseworth. Here he received
instruction in the classics. In April, 1620, he went to London to seek
his fortune, and obtained employment as foot-boy and general factotum in
the family of one Gilbert Wright, of the parish of St. Clement Danes, a
man of property, but without education.

Not long after his master's death in 1627, Lilly married the widow, and
being then in comfortable circumstances, devoted considerable time to
the pursuit of angling, and became fond of listening to Puritan
sermons. Having abundant leisure, he was enabled to humor the
natural bent of his mind, and to begin the study of astrology, which he
continued with zeal, devoting special attention to the magical circle
and to the invocation of spirits. Keenly alive to the popular credulity,
he claimed the possession of supernatural powers as a fortune-teller and
soothsayer, largely as a result of the study of the works of noted
astrologers, including the "Ars Notoria" of Cornelius Agrippa.

Becoming a prey to melancholy and hypochondria, he lived in retirement
for five years at Hersham in Surrey, and then returned to London in
1641. At this time, wrote Lilly in his autobiography, "I took careful
notice of every grand action between king and parliament, and did first
then incline to believe that, as all sublunary affairs depend on
superior causes, so there was a possibility of discovering them by the
configuration of the heavens."

In 1644 he published his first almanac, under the title, "Merlinus
Angelicus Junior, the English Merlin Revived, or a Mathematical
Prediction of the English Commonwealth." This publication was issued
annually for nearly forty years, and found a ready sale, being shrewdly
adapted to the popular taste. Lilly was said to have acquired
considerable influence over the credulous monarch, Charles I, who was
wont to consult him regarding political affairs. He was an adept in the
wily arts of the charlatan, achieving notoriety by unscrupulous methods.
Not a few of his exploits, wrote one of his biographers, indicate rather
the quality of a clever police detective, than that of a profound
astrologer.

After the Restoration, Lilly fell into disrepute, and again retired to
his estate at Hersham, where he began the study of Medicine, receiving a
license to practise in the year 1670, when sixty-eight years of age.
Thenceforth he combined the professions of physic and astrology. His
death occurred June 9, 1681.

Among his publications are the following: "Mr. Lillie's Prediction
concerning the many lamentable Fires which have lately happened, with a
full account of Fires at Home and Abroad." 1676. "Strange news from the
East, or a sober account of the Comet or blazing star that has been seen
several Mornings of late." 1677.





Next: Gassner

Previous: Nostradamus



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1781