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Mercuʹrial Finger (The)

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“The thumb, in chiromancy, we give to Venus,

The forefinger to Jove, the midst to Saturn,

The ring to Sol, the least to Mercury.”


Ben Jonson: The Alchemist, i. l.

⁂ If pointed it denotes eloquence, if square it denotes sound judgment.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Mercurial
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Mercury Fig
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Mercy
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Meridian (A)
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