Chap. cxci. Of the Explanations of the Indians, Persians, and Egyptians.
|Snow, hail, and cold portend troubles, anxieties, and torments.|
|If any one thought he saw hail fallen on any spot, let him expect a sudden hostile attack.|
|If he thought he saw hail that injured the stalks of wheat or barley, in that place, as far as the stalks are broken, will warlike slaughters ensue.|
To the same purpose is Chap. clxix. Of the Divination of the Indians; Chap. clx. Of the Explication of the Persians and the Egyptians.
|Fire signifies death, war, battles, punishment, and affliction, if any thing or person had been seen to burn.|
Also in Chap. cli. The Persians, Indians, and Egyptians interpret Trees by Men, principally Magistrates, Noblemen, and very illustrious men.
|If any one has seen trees watered and flourishing, a very eminent man and the people will be fostered.|
|If a king has seemed to himself to have planted trees, he will appoint new magistrates.| Also,
|If trees by length of time become injured and rotten, the nobles of the king will die a natural death.|
|If he has thought he saw shrubs which grew up into trees, this refers to the promotion of his great men.|
|If he has thought he saw the leaves of trees collected into his house, wealth shall be gained from the great in the manner of leaves,| &c.