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.