Překlad Issaca Newtona cca z roku 1680

1. Tis true without lying, certain most true.

2. That wch is below is like that wch is above that wch is above is like yt wch is below to do ye miracles of one only thing.

3. And as all things have been arose from one by ye mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.

4. The Sun is its father, the moon its mother,

5. the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth its nourse.

6. The father of all perfection in ye whole world is here.

7. Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth.

8. Seperate thou ye earth from ye fire, ye subtile from the gross sweetly wth great indoustry.

9. It ascends from ye earth to ye heaven again it desends to ye earth and receives ye force of things superior inferior.

10. By this means you shall have ye glory of ye whole world thereby all obscurity shall fly from you.

11. Its force is above all force. ffor it vanquishes every subtile thing penetrates every solid thing.

12. So was ye world created.

13. From this are do come admirable adaptaions whereof ye means (Or process) is here in this.

14. Hence I am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of ye philosophy of ye whole world.

15. That wch I have said of ye operation of ye Sun is accomplished ended.

 

Zdroj: Dobbs, B.J. "Newton's Commentary on the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus" in: Merkel, I. & Debus A.G.: Hermeticism and the Renaissance. Folger, Washington 1988.

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