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The Second Book of Occult Philoſophy, or
Magick; written by


Henry Cornelius Agrippa.



Book II.


CHAP. I.

Of the neceſſity of Mathematicall learning, and of the many wonderfull works which are done by Mathematicall Arts only.

The Doctrines of Mathematicks are ſo neceſſary to, and have ſuch an affinity with Magick, that they that do profeſs it without them, are quite out of the way, and labour in vain, and ſhall in no wiſe obtain their deſired effect. For whatſoever things are, and are done in theſe inferior naturall vertues, are all done, and governed by number, weight, meaſure, harmony, motion, and light. And all things which we ſee in theſe inferi-

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