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Seven Bodies in Alchemy


“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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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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Setting a Hen
Setting a Saw
Setting of a Jewel
Setting of Plaster or Paint
Setting of Sun, Moon, and Stars
Setting the Thames on Fire
Settie your Hash (To)
Seven Bibles (The) or Sacred Books
Seven Bodies in Alchemy
Seven Champions of Christendom
Seven Churches of Asia
Seven Deadly Sins (The)
Seven Dials (London)
Seven Joys of the Virgin
Seven Sages of Greece
Seven Senses
Seven Sisters
Seven Sleepers
Seven Sorrows of the Virgin