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The NATIVITY of our Blessed LORD and SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST.

Upon this nativity I shall not venture to give any opinion of my own. It was calculated above a century ago [i.e. before 1706], by that learned and ingenious author, Dr. John Butler, chaplain to his grace James duke of Ormond, and rector of Litchborough, in the county and diocese of Litchfield.

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The geniture, or figure of birth, displayed in the annexed plate, was also projected by this learned author, which I have caused to be carefully engraved from a corrected copy in the doctor’s own hand, and I flattter myself, that the reputation which this tract has acquired in every part of Eurpe, added to the respectability and eminence of its author, will not fail to render it highly acceptable to the reader.” (p. 892)

The actual plate in the book has both this circular astrological chart and a rectangular engraving of the Nativity scene itself, that is, the birth of Jesus. The circle bears the signs of the zodiac; it is Plate 45 in Sibly’s book.

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