Agricola, Georg, De re metallica Libri XII, Quibus Officia, Instrumenta, Machinae, ac omnia ..., 1556

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              let: & ſimul coquere tantulo temporis ſpacio,
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              quis quindecim paſ­
                <lb/>
              ſus ambulare poſſit: tum catillo forcipe prehenſo hauriendum eſt aurum, &
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              in uas oblongum, quod aquam frigidiſſimam contineat, ex alto infunden­
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              dum paulatim, ne globuli nimis craſſi fiant: quanto enim magis fuerint ina­
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              nes & tenues, minus rotundi, tanto magis ſunt idonei: qua de cauſa bacillo,
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              ab imo ad
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              in quatuor partes ſciſſo, aqua ſæpius eſt
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              . </s>
              <s id="N1B666">Sed
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              bractea ſecetur in particulas & inijciatur, ut etiam globuli
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              , in ampul
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              lam uitream: & tanta aqua eis affuſa, quanta ad digiti altitudinem ſuperet ar
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              gentum, ampulla tegatur ueſica, uel linteo incerato ne exhalet: mox calefiat,
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              donec argentum diſſoluatur: cuius rei ſignum eſt aqua
                <expan abbr="ebulliẽs">ebulliens</expan>
              . </s>
              <s id="N1B679">Reſidet au­
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              tem in fundo aurum colore nigricans, argentum cum aqua
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              ſuper­
                <lb/>
              natat: quam alij effundunt in catinum æreum, & ei affundunt frigidam, quæ
                <lb/>
              argentum ſtatim congelat: id aqua effuſa
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              ſiccant: ſiccatum
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              in catino fictili donec liqueſcat:
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              infundunt in canaliculum ferreum. </s>
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                <lb/>
              Aurum uerò, quod in ampulla remanſit, eluunt calida, colant, ſiccant, cum
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              pauca chryſocolla, quam boracem uocant, in catino
                <expan abbr="coquũt">coquunt</expan>
              : liquatum item
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              infundunt in canaliculum ferreum. </s>
              <s id="N1B6A0">Alij in ampullam, quæ continet
                <expan abbr="aurũ">aurum</expan>
              &
                <lb/>
              argentum, & aquam, quæ eam ſeparauit, calidam illius ualentis duplam uel
                <lb/>
              triplam infundunt, & in eandem ampullam, uel in catinum, in quem omnia
                <lb/>
              effuſa fuerint, conijciunt bracteolas plumbi nigri & æris: quo modo
                <expan abbr="aurũ">aurum</expan>
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              ad plumbum, argentum ad æs adhæreſcit: atque ſeorſum plumbum ab auro,
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              ſeorſum æs ab
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                <expan abbr="ſeparãt">ſeparant</expan>
              in catino cinereo. </s>
              <s id="N1B6BD">Sed neutra ratio nobis pro­
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              batur, quod aqua, aurum ab argento ſeparans, pereat, cùm rurſus uſui eſſe
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              poſſit. </s>
              <s id="N1B6C4">Itaque ampulla uitrea interius in fundo in metulam aſſurgens, exterius
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              luto inferiore parte, ut ſupra dixi, obducatur, & in eam inijciatur argentum,
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              quod pendat Romanas libras tres & dimidiam: atque aqua, quæ alterum ab
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              altero ſecernat, infundatur & imponatur in
                <expan abbr="arenã">arenam</expan>
              , quam catinus fictilis aut
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              capſa continet: lenique igni primò calefiat. </s>
              <s id="N1B6D3">Ne uerò exhalet aquam, eius ſupe
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              riori extremitati undique
                <expan abbr="lutũ">lutum</expan>
              illinatur, & tegatur operculo uitreo: cuius nari
                <lb/>
              ſubijciatur altera ampulla, quæ guttas deſtillantes recipiat: ea ſimiliter in ca­
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              pſa, quæ contineat arenam, collocetur. </s>
              <s id="N1B6E0">Coctum autem rubeſcit: ſed cùm ru­
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              bor amplius non apparuerit, ampulla ex catino uel capſa exempta mouea­
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              tur: quo motu aqua incaleſcens iterum rubeſcit. </s>
              <s id="N1B6E7">Quod ſi bis aut ter
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              fu
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              erit,
                <expan abbr="anteaquã">anteaquam</expan>
              alia aqua affundatur, & opus citius perficitur, & aqua minus
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              multa conſumitur. </s>
              <s id="N1B6F6">Sed cum prima omnis deſtillauerit, in ampullam inijcia­
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              tur tantum argentum, quantum prius: nam ſi tam multum ſemel fuerit inie­
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              ctum, aurum ab eo difficulter ſecernitur: atque infundatur altera aqua, ſed ca­
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              lefacta: ut ipſa & ampulla pariter caleant, utque hæc frigore non diſſiliat: quæ
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              quoque, ſi uento frigido affletur, diſſilire ſolet: deinde tertia aqua infundatur:
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              atque etiam, ſi res hoc poſtulauerit, quarta, hoc eſt aqua alia atque alia infunda­
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              tur, donec lateris cocti color auro inſederit. </s>
              <s id="N1B705">Artifici autem ſint in promptu
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              duæ aquæ, quarum una ſit altera ualentior. </s>
              <s id="N1B70A">Efficaciore primò utatur, dein­
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              de minus potente, poſtremò rurſus ualentiore. </s>
              <s id="N1B70F">Sed cùm iam fuluus color fu
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              erit auro, aqua fontana affuſa ſubditis ignibus efferueſcat: quater eadem ab­
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              luatur: uſque eò coquatur in catino dum liqueſcat: aquæ, quibus abluitur au­</s>
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