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alchemy

A pseudoscience of the Middle Ages, which attempted to use primitive lab methods to understand laws of nature and the universe. Some of the methods and glassware alchemists created are still used in some form. Most alchemists tried to turn heavy metal into gold.
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oThe Alchemist,o first performed in 1610, and other of JonsonAEs works presented a city where everyone, it seemed, was out to make money uAa from exotic investments, the spice trades, fine art, even tobacco plantations in distant Virginia.
Byline: By Lucy Armstrong, chief executive of The Alchemists
This pattern recurs in the dynamic between Face and Subtle in The Alchemist and, transposed from the genre of satiric comedy to tragedy, in Sejanus' vertiginous rise to the status of a virtual copartner with Tiberius of the Roman Empire until the Roman emperor disowns his upstart confederate.
26 release of Stadther's new book, "Secrets of the Alchemist Dar," offers intrepid treasure hunters around the globe the opportunity, using the clues concealed in the new book's pages, to win one of the 100 rings by Aaron Basha valued together at $2 million.
Linden finds the effort to explain "the unknown by the more unknown" (ignotum per ignocius) (33) to be a key part of the alchemical tradition, and one that was a key target of the literary tradition of satirical attacks on alchemy and alchemists that in England he traces back to Chaucer.
Our aim is to enable projects to reach the point where they can sustain themselves, and we're pleased to see The Alchemists now at that stage.
There's also some good humor included as the two siblings try to teach Sebastian to be able to pass as a 21st-century teenager in their school in both appearance and speech, not an easy job when dealing with a centuries-old alchemist whose speech is as archaic as his history.
The range of Jonson's subject matter (Italian intrigue in Volpone, court wits and an unstable "statusphere" in Epicene [63], the "epistemological groundlessness" [114] of alchemical projection in The Alchemist, and the exotic underworld economy of the fair in Bartholomew Fair) suggests the intensity of Jonson's skeptical attitude towards his comic subjects.
Alchemists tried to create gold from base metals such as iron in an attempt to make their fortune.
Parker, who credits much of her interest in the death and resurrection of cultural artifacts to her Catholic upbringing in England, is a marvelous combination of satirist, cultural anthropologist, mad scientist, criminologist, and alchemist, with a gift for making the unnoticed pieces of life relevant and visually compelling.
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RIGHT CHEMISTRY: MarK Grady and Mark Plastrow in The Alchemist