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We have also Parks and Enclosures of all Sorts, of Beasts, and Birds; which we use not only for View or Rareness, but likewise for Dissections, and Trials; that thereby we may take light, what may be wrought upon the Body of Man.

Wherein we find many strange effects; As Continuing Life in them, though diverse Parts, which you account Vital, be perished, and taken forth; Resuscitating of some that seem Dead in Appearance; And the like. We try also all Poisons, and other Medicines upon them, as well of Chirurgery, as Physique.

By Art likewise, we make them Greater, or taller than their Kind is; And country-wise Dwarfed them and stay their Growth: Wee make them more Fruitful, and Bearing then their Kind is; and country-wise Barren and not Generative. Also we make them differ in Colour, Shape, and Activity many ways.

We finds Means to make Commixtures and Copulations of diverse Kind; which have produced many New Kinds, and them not Barren, as the general Opinion is. We make a Number of Kinds, of Serpents, Worms, Flies, Fishes, of Putrefaction; whereof some are advanced (in effect) to be Perfect Creatures, like Beasts or Birds; and have Sexes, and doe Propagate. Neither doe we this by Chance, but wee know before hand, of what Matter and Commixture, what Kind of those Creatures will arise.”

1. What do we use for dissections and trial besides view?

We have parks and enclosures containing beasts and birds, which we use not only for view or rareness but also for dissections.

2. Which are those strange effects upon human body of natural enclosures, we perceive?

Human body receives light under/in natural enclosures which leaves many strange effects such as continuing life in them.

3. What do we like to make natural enclosures?

We like to make natural enclosures greater or taller than their kind is; we also like to make them more fruitful bearing as well as, differ in colours shape.

4. How do the new creatures arise?

The perfect means to make commixtures and copulations of diverse kind produce new kind of creatures with multiple qualities.

5. By which way some creatures tend to be perfect.

We make a number of kinds of serpents, worms Flies, Fishes where of some are advanced to be perfect creatures, like beasts or birds; and have sexes, and doe propagate.

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