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Carl Lavoie
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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2012 04:26 pm
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An alchemical tale is (re-)told in The Spectator of July 9, 1712 (No. 426), by R. Steele.

 

http://books.google.ca/books?id=Hb7MOFZdUBgC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+spectator&source=bl&ots=OPKa3KQvux&sig=tJ2m1iHe2PHH-trMxPanEaCa19w&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=gyNGUNqDGqSByAHV4ICoBQ&ved=0CFcQ6AEwBw#v=snippet&q=hermetic&f=false

 

Balzac's short story, L'√Člixir de longue vie, might have been inspired by this 'account'.

http://www.v1.paris.fr/commun/v2asp/musees/balzac/furne/notices/elixir_de_longue_vie.htm
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Last edited on Tue Sep 4th, 2012 04:29 pm by Carl Lavoie


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