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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

PSEUDODOXIA EPIDEMICA, Books V. TO VII.

4
6

26

52
54

The Fifth Book ; the particular part continued. Of muny things questionable as

they are commonly described in pictures. . of many popular customs, &c.

Chap. 1. Of the picture of the pelican..

Page 1

Chap. 2. Of the picture of dolphins

Chap. 3. Of the picture of a grasshopper

Chap. 4. Of the picture of the serpent tempting Eve

9

Chap. 5. Of the picture of Adam and Eve with navels

14

Chap. 6. Of the pictures of the Jews and Eastern nations, at their feasts,

especially our Saviour at the Passover

17

Chap. 7. Of the picture of our Saviour with long hair

Chap. 8. Of the picture of Abraham sacrificing Isaac

28

Chap. 9. Of the picture of Moses with horns

29

Chap. 10. Of the scutcheons of the twelve tribes of Israel

32

Chap. 11. Of the pictures of the sibyls

38

Chap. 12. Of the picture describing the death of Cleopatra

39

Chap. 13. Of the pictures of the nine worthies

42

Chap. 14. Of the picture of Jephthah sacrificing his daughter

47

Chap. 15. Of the picture of John the Baptist in a camel's skin

50

Chap. 16. Of the picture of St. Christopher

Chap. 17. Of the picture of St. George

Chap. 18. Of the picture of St. Jerome

56

Chap. 19. Of the pictures of mermaids, unicorns, and some others

59

Chap. 20. Of the hieroglyphical pictures of the Egyptians

65

Chap. 21. Of the picture of Haman hanged

Chap. 22. Of the picture of God the Father; of the sun, moon, and winds,

69

with others

72

Chap. 23. Compendiously of many popular customs, opinions, &c. : viz. of an

hare crossing the high-way ; of the ominous appearing of owls and

ravens ; of the falling of salt; of breaking the egg-shell; of the

true lovers' knot; of the cheek burning or ear tingling; of speaking

under the rose; of smoke following the 'fair; of sitting cross-

legged ; of hair upon moles; of the set time of paring of nails; of

lions' heads upon spouts and cisterns; of the saying, ungirt,

unblest; of the sun dancing on Easter-day; of the silly-how; of

being drunk once a month; of the appearing of the devil with a

cloven hoof.

79

Chap. 24. Of popular customs, opinions, &c.; of the prediction of the year en-

suing from the insects in oak apples;

that children would naturally

speak Hebrew; of refraining to kill swallows; of lights burning dim

at the apparition of spirits ; of the wearing of coral ; of Moses' rod

in the discovery of mines ; of discovering doubtful matters by book

or staff ..

91

The Sixth Book; the particular part continued. Of popular and received tenets,

cosmographical, geographical, and historical.

Chap. 1. Concerning the beginning of the world, that the time thereof is not

precisely known, as commonly it is presumed

103

Chap. 2. Of men's enquiries in what season or point of the Zodiack it began,

that, as they are generally made, they are in vain, and as

particularly, uncertain

119

Chap. 3. of the divisions of the seasons and four quarters of the

year,

according unto astronomers and physicians; that the common

compute of the ancients, and which is still retained by some, is very

questionable

122

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