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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Alchemy
 
  The world hath been much abused by the opinion of making gold; the work itself I judge to be possible; but the means hitherto propounded are (in the practice) full of error.
Francis Bacon: Nat. Hist., No. 126.    
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  The alchemists call in many varieties out of astrology, auricular traditions, and feigned testimonies.
Francis Bacon.    
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  I was ever of opinion that the philosopher’s stone, and an holy war, were but the rendezvous of cracked brains, that wore their feather in their heads.
Francis Bacon: Holy War.    
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