THE PRINCIPLES OF RAYMOND'S ART
applied to the ancient principles of
In this part, we will investigate to see
whether what was said in the first part is true and carry out this investigation
with the principles of the General Table and the ten general questions
which generally apply to everything that can be inquired about.
These are the principles of the Table: 1.
Goodness, 2. Greatness, 3. Duration, 4. Power, 5. Wisdom, 6. Will, 7. Virtue,
8. Truth, 9. Glory, 10. Difference, 11. Concordance, 12. Contrariety, 13.
Beginning, 14. Middle, 15. End, 16. Majority, 17. Equality, 18. Minority.
With these eighteen principles all things can be investigated, whatever
is intelligible and possible to understand.
There are ten general questions which are
1. Whether, 2. What, 3. Of what, 4. Why, 5. How much, 6. Of
what quality, 7. When, 8. Where, 9. How and 10. With what. With these ten
general questions any question that one might put can be formulated.
With Goodness, we will investigate why Jupiter
is good, and why Saturn is bad; and with Greatness we will investigate
why Saturn is small and Jupiter is great; and with Duration, why they are
durable; and the same for their masculinity or femininity, their heat or
dryness, etc. With the question "What", we ask: "What is Aries?" and we
also ask "Of what does Aries consist?"; and the same for the other questions,
signs and planets.
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