Alchemy and Alchemists by C. J. S. Thompson

Alchemy and Alchemists by C. J. S. Thompson

Author:C. J. S. Thompson [Thompson, C. J. S.]
Language: eng
Format: mobi
ISBN: 9780486167824
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: 2012-07-12T04:00:00+00:00

I myself witnessed that he paid 6000 crowns for the manuscript Sarlamethon, which described a process for a ‘tincture’ in the Greek. This he translated and gave me to work, and I brought that process to a finish in fifteen weeks, therewith I ‘tinged’ three metals into fine gold, and this was kept most secret.

He continues:

Unfortunately, this powerful and gorgeous nobleman went to the annual ceremony at Venice of throwing a gem ring into the water at the wedding of the Adriatic, and while on board a great pleasure-ship a hurricane suddenly arose, and he, with many others of the Venetian lords and rulers, was drowned. The laboratory was then closed by the family.


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