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English: Extract and symbol key from an alchemical text - Kenelm Digby A Choice Collection of Rare Secrets (1682)

Take reddiſh rich Virgin Earth in ♈, impregnate it with ☉, ☽, ſerene and dew, till the end of May: Then imbibe ſprinklingly with dew gathered in May, and dry in ☉, expoſe all Night to the ☽ and Air, ſecuring it from Rain. Still when it is dry, imbibe and turn the Earth often. Continue this till 🝞mation. The hot ☉ (eſpecially in the Dog-days) will make a pure Salt ſhoot up, which mingle back into the Earth, by turning it all over. Then diſtill by graduated 🜂 as A.F. forcing all the Spirits[...]

An Explication of the Charac͡ters which are uſed in this Book.

☉ Gold.
☽ Silver.
♂ Iron.
☿ Mercury.
♃ Jupiter.
♀ Venus.
♄ Lead.
🜬 Antimony.
🜹 Sal Ammoniac.
A.F. Aqua Fortis.
A.℞. Aqua Regis.
S.V. Spirit of Wine.
🝞 Sublimate.
🝟 Precipitate.
🝛 Amalgama.
🜄 Water.

🜂 Fire.
Español: Extracto y clave de símbolos de un libro sobre alquimia del siglo XVII. Los símbolos blauna sorcuna correspondencia unívoca con los usados en la astrología de la época.
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