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  • "Alchimy," he says, "is a Science, teaching how to transforme any kind of mettall into another: and that by a proper medicine, as it appeareth by many Philosophers Bookes.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern

  • Neverthelesse, the woman being absent, he opened the Chest, and found innumerable precious stones therein, some costly and curiously set in Gold, and others not fixed in any mettall.

    The Decameron

  • All which so enflamed sweet Sir Simon, that he lost his wonted sprightly behaviour, walked sullen, sad and melancholly, as if he had melted all his mettall, because hee could hardly have a sight of her.

    The Decameron

  • Many times, sitting and sighing to my selfe: Lord, thinke I, of what mettall am I made?

    The Decameron

  • These men haue on their heads round cappes of mettall like sculles, but sharpe in the toppe, in this they haue a bunch of Ostridge feathers, as bigge as a brush, with the corner or edge forward: at the lower end of these feathers was there a smaller feather, like those that are commonly worn here.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Also by digging in these Pyramides oftentimes are found certaine Idoles or Images of gold, siluer, and other mettall, but vnder the other piramides the bodies are not taken vp so whole as in this, but there are found legges and armes comparable to the limmes of giants.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Because the king will haue them shoote every day at the Plancke, and so by continuall exercise they become most excellent shot: also hee hath great ordinance made of very good mettall; to conclude there is not a King on the earth that hath more power or strength then this king of Pegu, because hee hath twentie and sixe crowned kings at his commaunde.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Other seruingmen there were with the sayd Bassas, with red attire on their heads, much like French hoods, but the long flappe somewhat smaller towardes the end, with scuffes or plates of mettall, like vnto the chape of an ancient arming sword, standing on their foreheads like other Ianisaries.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Vpon the right hand all the length of the court was a gallerie arched ouer, and borne vp with stone pillars, much like the Roiall Exchange, where stood most of his guard in rankes from the one end to the other in costly aray, with round head pieces on their heads of mettall and gilt ouer, with a great plume of fethers somewhat like a long brush standing vp before.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • A garnish of pewter for a shew of a vent of that English commoditie, bottles, flagons, spoones, &c. of that mettall.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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