The merchant, citizen and country-man's instructor: or, a necessary companion for all people. Containing, I. Directions to planters of sugar, and to make it. II. To a Planter touching Cotton, and the Advantage thereof. III. The Art of Distillation, and the great Advantage thereof to England. IV. Of Fermentation, and the Invention thereof. V. Directions for Young and Old to attain speedily the Knowledge of any Language, and speak it as well and fluently as a Native. VI. To teach Children or others Musick or Singing in three or four Months. Vii. Of Education, or the natural and right way to bring up Children. Viii. Of Astrology, shewing the Reason why Persons Born at the same Minute and of different Shapes and Forms, are of various Fortunes. IX. To make Coal-Fires, and the best Grates, with less Fuel, and better than ordinary. X. The best Method of tempering Clay, making Mortar, Tyles, Flooring and Bricks. XI. Of the five Senses, their Nature and Use. XII. Of Dropsies and Consumptions, and to Cure them by a frugal way of Living proposed. XIII. Of perpetual Motion, and the Impossibility thereof. XIV. Of an afflicted Mind, and how it may be cured. XV. Of Death, and why all Creatures are unwilling to Die. XVI. Of the Burial of Birds, and the Author's Conception thereof. And XX. Other notable and curious subjects are treated of, by way of Letter. By Tho. Tryon, Merchant.

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London : printed for E. Harris at the Harrow, and G. Conyers at the Ring; both in Little Britain, [1701]

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ESTC T131104
Alston, III.212
Hanson, 8

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