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LIQUOR ALCHAHEST

LIQUOR ALCHAHEST

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Liquuor Alchahest (Alchemy)
Liquuor Alchahest (Alchemy)

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recitemy ownbroileries,howIhunred after it,andhowaftermarryyearssearch,andinr'initeerrors, iaa J-engrhaiiaineai't,if therebeanythingdeserving irnitationinmyexample followit, andperhaps(Godblessingyourstudies,labours&watchings)youmay atlast attainyourdesires, asI,throughthe undeserrrecimercyofGod,4tlastattained mj.ne.Ihad notbeenlongconver-sant inthewritingsofthatnoblePhilosopher;butI soon(fromsomeof hiserpressions) gathereda strongpresumption,thatUrinewasthesubjeci.Especiallyfrom thaiplacein hisTRAC.DELITH. wherehethusspeaks,ESTIN NATIIRAUNIVERSI,ttC. Thereis in thewholenatr.reofthe Universe, butonlyonefire,(whichis our consu.ni-ng WLCAIII)anasolikewisethere is but one onlyLiquorwhichis ofpowerto dissolve al.l solid bodiesintotheirfirstmatter,withoutbeing itsselfintheleastchanged or-weakenedin itsvirtue;whichthose that areadeptheowand carltestifie.Butinthe activityof otherSpirits, thedissolvablebodies cannever radicallymix themselveswith the dissolvingLiquortand therefore,though they are corroded,Xetisnotthisto beesteemedanintire dissolution,for everyacid Spirit(beingcorrosive)by corroding anotherbody, iscoagulated,andinamanner fixt,andbecomestransmutedintothefor:nofa condensedSa1t,not that thebody,which(withoutalteration)enduredwhatthe pontickSpiritcouldworkupon it,actsany thingtowardsitscoagulation,but it selfby itspropercorrosiveactivityrisCoagulatedof itsownaccord..Thusfar IIELMONTnthatplace,whoelsewherespeakingof hisexarni.:eationofallSalts,bywayofAnalyzingthem,forrndbyall trialspossible,that theirSpiritswerestillacid,exceptonlyAicalizateSalts,andthoseoftheEssentialSulphursofvegetables.TheSpiritof MansUrine,notwithstanding,wasneitherAcidnorAlcallzate,butmeerlySaline,also theSpiritoftheUrineofBeasts.HenceIconcluded,thatin one ofthesetwo theImmortal Liquormustfinditsprirnitiveorigi.nal,havingongoodreason,excludedall-acidSpirits;(andbyconsequencetheSpiritsofallotherSa1tsin
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