1. Invide quid mordes? Pictoribus atque Poetis,
Quidlibet audendi semper fuit aequa potestas.
"Who will attack me from envy? But painters and poets have always shared the right to dare anything." (A. S. Kline) Horace, Ars Poetica, 9-10.

2. Side note: Or to a toad, or a snake made in sugar, that looks unsightly, but tastes sweetly.

3. Side note: M. Plat in his book against famine, fol. ultimo penultimo.

4. bonum quo communius eo melius] "The more common a good is, the better it is."

5. Side note: If that which follows offend the reader, he may turn over a leaf or two, or but smell to his sweet gloves, and the savour will necer offend him.

6. Side note: This cistern in the first plot is figured at the letter A; and so likewise in the second plot. The small pipe in the first plot at D, in the second at E; but it ought to lie out of sight.

7. Side note: This vessel is expressed in the first plot H, M, N; in the second H, K.

8. Side note: The current is expressed in the second plot K.

9. Side note: A special note.

10. Side note: In the second plot I, L.

11. Side note: In the first plot G, F; in the second F and I.

12. Side note: In the first plot between G, I.

13. Side note: This shows in the first plot K, L; in the second G; such are in the backside of watches.

14. Side note: Else all is vain.

15. Side note: These forces, as also the great washer, you shall buy at the queen's braziers in Lothbury, at the Boar's-Head.

16. And lest you should mislike with this phrase, I had it in a verse of a grave author, that was wont to walk up and down the court with a forest bill; I have forgot how it began (like a beast as he was), but it ended in rhyme:

O that I were at Oxenford, to eat some Banbury cakes.

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