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Place in Space
Transcribed by Adam McLean from MS. Sloane 3797, folios 3-5.

Place in Space
the residence of Motion,
or the Secret Mystery of Nature's progress,
being an Elucidation of the Blessed Trinity.
Father - Son - and Holy Ghost.
Space - Place - and Motion.

Space, Place, Father & Son
are inseparable fixed & immoveable.

Motion ye Holy Ghost
Is that which brings all things to the Blessed determination
of the Dei, as in the Gloria Patri, Filii & Spiriti Sancti, etc.

Space is the Circle of Created World
   Space is the Place wherein this Engine's rolled
As Place a Center circled in by Space
   So Space ye Circle is of place's place
Place is a Center yet Exchange of Place
   The Lineal motion is to Space's Space
Place in it Self is ever fixed and still
   Which doth ye Vacant Space of Spaces fill
Space can not Move because it all Contains
   Yet Space is Motion, place where Power reigns
Nor Space nor Place do ever Stir nor Move
   Yet place in Space is restless Motions Grove
Great is the Magic of this motion's race
   Motion in Space doth pass from place to place
Thus Motion caught in all including Space
   Standing in centers moved to Circle's place
Motion is that which runs the world about
   Yet it a place is never found without
Place it is Still from Motion never free
   Move and not move how can it ever be.
This riddle placed in Space of mental motion
   Is plane to sense without erratic notion
Motion's confined to various centriq place
   Never to pass ye boundless bounds of Space
Thus each beginning doth its end contain
   And End once made it must begin again
For what was done by one Creating Word
   Must by this Three in one be understood
If any ask how this could ever be done
   Tell them the word is Father, Ghost and Son
Before that time was made Creatural
   God in himself was the great all in all
But to extend the virtue of his power
   Of nothing all things made for his one bower
Thus was the great abyssive might
   Formed into Creature, whence produced was Light
This light to Nature joined both firmly stood
   As primo genitors and to beings food
The product of this all including one
   In Triple Creature most divinely shown
Prangeth it self by measure of formation
   To be the being's being of Creation
Thus were the heavens and the Earth begot
   Both out of darkness unto Light was brought
From whence was made twixt one and t'other
   Father, & Mother, Sister, & Brother
Four in number as the Elements are
   Conjointly work to procreate their par
Fire is the Father, and the Mother is air
   Brother and Sister, Earth and Water, are
These in their number weight and Measure
   Make of this world the hidden treasure
Joined them thro light let them unite together
   That they may live in love and be for Ever
So is the Quatrant four in one
   The Matter Form and Essence of our Stone.

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