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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Seven Bodies in Alchemy.
 
Sun is gold, moon silver, Mars iron, Mercury quicksilver, Saturn lead, Jupiter tin, and Venus copper.   1
       
“The bodies seven, eek, lo hem heer anoon;
Sol gold is, and Luna silver we threpe;
Mars yren, Mercurie quyksilver we clepe;
Saturnus leed, and Jubitur is tyn;
And Venus coper, by my fader kyn.”
       
Chaucer: Prol. of the Chanounes Yemanes Tale.
 


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