Description : This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1661. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... there ot their own accord, as Camphire and Quick-Lime. Therefore if you make amixarcofWax, and Oyl of Peter and Brimstone, and it take fire; when you cast in Oyl or Mud, it will quench it, for it revives and makes the fire greater if you cast in W ater. Torches arc made ot this composition, that will not be extinguished j if you pass over Ri vers, or through great Rain. Livy reports, that some old Women in their spoKs, palled over lyber with lighted Torches made of these chings, that it was wonderiuli to the beholders of it. The fame., . ', .- Burning Water. I. _'., You must have old, strongj and black Wine, put into it Quick-Lime, Tartar, Salr$ Quick-Brimstone, and draw forth water in the glased chymical Vcslcls, this will burn wonderfully, nor will it leave burning till all be burnt, or but a very little left; if you put it into a disti, or some Vessel with a large mouth, and put flame to it, ic will presently take fire. If you cast it against a Wall, or out of a Window by night, you shall see the Air full of innumerable sparks, and all of a light fire-It will burn held in your hand, nor will it burn much: yet observe this, chat it you distill it often, it will burn the less, for that Aqua-Fit hath contrary to Viacger. If you will have it to abound less with Flegm, when you distill it, put a spunge wet in water, to the mouth of the Vefle), and this will not let the Flegm pass through. The fame. f. ... To.caji Flame afar re off.. That is done well by Colophonia, Frankincense, and Amber chiefly; for if it takes fire, it riseth high, casting the flame far from it: If you will hold a Candle between your finger?, and in the palmc of your hand powder finely beaten, when you cast it, the powder will fly through the flame of the fire. The fame. -;.., ... (jreikFire....
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