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He was a well-set short fellow, large joints, broad and full face, dark brown hair, his teeth irregular, complexion obscure and sunburnt, yet his skin clear; his age about nineteen.

I observed that he went away from his master the preceding Sunday, when ]) was in D, a western sign, where $ now was; and that $, the common significator of servants, was in $2, a western sign, but south quarter of heaven.

I judged, therefore, that he went westward at first, and that at the time of the question he was west from the querent's house; and this I judged, because $ was angular, otherwise I should have judged by }. As <$ and §, lord of the ascendant, were hastening to a A out of angles, I judged that in a day or two he should have his servant again.

Upon the Friday following he came home, and said he had been at Kingston upon Thames; which, if true, he was nearly west, but a little south; and near a great water, (viz. the Thames), as the J in s might signify«

Judgment upon the aboye Figure.

The queries to me were, What part of the city they should search ? and, should he be found ?

The querent was described by the sign ascending, and Cauda (8) therein; and, indeed, he was saturnine, and vitiated both in body and mind; that is, he was a little deformed in body, of small stature, and extremely covetous in disposition, &c. The sign of the 6th signifies a dog, as it would have done a sheep, hog, &c., or any small cattle.

The sign n is west and by south, the quarter of heaven westerly; $, the dog's significator, is in ¿1, a western sign, and is in a south-western quarter of heaven; the J is in a south-west sign, verging to the west angle. The plurality of testimonies shewed that the dog ought to be west from where the owner lived, which was at Temple-bar; therefore I judged that the dog was about Long Acre, or upper part of Drury Lane. As £ was in a sign of the same triplicity with H, which signifies London, and applied to A of the cusp of the 6th, I judged that the dog was not out of the lines of communication, but in the same quarter; of which I was more satisfied by the A of © to J?. $ being in an airy sign, I said the dog was in some garret or upper room; and, as } was under the beams of ©, and J, ]), and © were in the 8th house, that he was kept privately, or in great secrecy. But as ©, on the following Monday, formed a A to , lord of the ascendant, and ]) formed a A to <J, who has dignities in the ascendant, I intimated that he should then have news of his dog ; and this proved true; for a gentleman of the querent's acquaintance, coming accidentally to see a friend in Long Acre, found the dog chained up under a table, and knowing him to belong to the querent, sent him home about ten o'clock on the Monday morning, to my very great credit.

Usually I find that all fugitives go by the j); and as she varies her sign, they waver and shift their flight, declining more to east, west, north, or south. But you must judge by the significator or the j) > according to which is strongest; or if both be equally strong, take that which best describes the fugitive, with regard also to that one which is nearest in aspect to the cusp of the house from whence signification is taken. That is, if the fugitive be a servant or small animal, the 6th; if a large animal, the 12th; if a son or daughter, the 5th; and if a wife, the 7th, &c.

Judgment on the above Figure.

Here v\ ascends, and partly describes the querent's person ; <J, his mind and disposition; <? in □ to $ and f?, shewed him ill-conditioned, arrogant, proud, wasteful, &c. As <$ is in 25° 2' of SI, he has entered his own terms, and is in his own face, I therefore refused him for the thief's signi-ficator. In the next place, f?, though in the west angle, (the house of theft), is in his own term and face ; I also passed him by. But finding $ in an angle, having no essential dignity, and in partile tf of , and □ of I took him to signify the thief. But whether he described a male or female was the question. The angles are part masculine, part feminine; no certain judgment could, therefore, be formed from thence. The j) was in a masculine sign, applying to a masculine planet, ((J), and § was in tf with > and Q to both masculine planets; I judged, therefore, that the sex was male.

As J ever signifies youth, and as )) was so near the G> separating, I said he was a youth, of some 15 or 16. I described him of reasonable stature, thin visaged, hanging eyebrows, with some scar or blemish in his face, because £ casts his □ to J ; bad eyesight, as $ is with evil fixed stars, (the Pleiades,) of the nature of <J and )); dark hair, because of his closeness to J?; a scurvy countenance, and one formerly accused of theft and knavery.

The youth's significator being in (j with ^ > lord of the 3d and 4th houses, I judged him the child of some neighbour; and as }) is in n, and $ in Q in the 7th, I said he dwelt either opposite to the querent, or a little south-west. The 0 being in the ascendant, and disposed of by £ , lord of the ascendant in the 10th, and as ]) applied to his and was within about four degrees of the aspect, I judged he should not only hear of, but have his money again within four days. He believed not one word I said, but would need persuade me that a woman servant, shewn by $, was one thief, and another; but I stood firm to the art, and would not consent to this, aa both and $ were essentially dignified. The event proved me right, both as to the person and the return of the money, which was within three days after.

240 ÜSTTEODITCTIOK TO ASTBOLOGT.

240 ÜSTTEODITCTIOK TO ASTBOLOGT.

living in the country in 1637, I had bought at London some fish for my provision in Lent; it came down by the barge to Walton. On Saturday, the 10th February, one of the watermen, instead of bringing my fish home, acquainted me that their warehouse was robbed last night, and my fish stolen. I took the exact time I first heard the report, and erected this figure accordingly; endeavouring to give myself satisfaction as to what became of my goods, and, if possible, to recover part or all of them.

Judgment.

I first observed that there was no peregrine planet in an angle but %, whom I found on the cusp of the 7th house. I considered the signification of % in Tl\ a moist sign, and the significator of my goods, J in K, a moist sign; and that

0 was in 05, a moist sign. Discretion, together with art, led me to think he who had my goods must be a person whose profession, or calling, was to live upon the water; and that they were in some low room, in a moist place, because 0 was in s, and ]) was in Q, an earthy sign, and under the earth.

I was confident I should hear of my goods again, as $, lord of the 2d, was applied to by •)(• of ]), who was lady of 0, and yet without hope of recovering them, as 3 was in his fall, and detriment; but as he was in his own terms, and had a A to 0, there were hopes of regaining some of my goods.

There being no waterman in Walton described by % in

1 examined what fisherman there was of that complexion ; and as $, lord of the 7th, was leaving his own sign, and entering another, I inquired if any fisherman of the nature of (J and % had lately sold any land, or was leaving his own house and going to another; such a one I discovered, who lived near the Thames side, a mere fisherman, but a jovial fellow, though much suspected of thievery. He was of good stature, thick, and full-bodied, fair complexion, and red or yellowish hair.

I procured a warrant from a justice of peace, and reserved it privately until Sunday, the 18th of the month; and then, with a constable and the bargeman, I searched only that one house of the suspected fisherman. I found part of my fish in water, part eaten, part not consumed; all confessed. I

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