Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions, Vol 3

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Author: Charles MacKay
Published: 1841
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,246 / 283 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.3
LoC Category: Q
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The Alchymists; or, Searchers for the Philosopher's Stone and the Water of Life
Fortune Telling
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nd made them sob and sigh as if broken-hearted. The Sultan, highly delighted with his powers, entreated him to stay, offering him every inducement that wealth, power, and dignity could supply; but the alchymist resolutely refused, it being decreed, he said, that he should never repose till he had discovered the philosopher's stone. He set out accordingly the same evening, and was murdered by some thieves in the deserts of Syria. His biographers give no further particulars of his life beyond mentioning, that he wrote several valuable treatises on his art, all of which, however, have been lost. His death happened in the year 954.

AVICENNA.

Avicenna, whose real name was Ebn Cinna, another great alchymist, was born at Bokhara, in 980. His reputation as a physician and a man skilled in all sciences was so great, that the Sultan Magdal Douleth resolved to try his powers in the great science of government. He was accordingly made Grand Vizier of that Prince, and ruled the state with some advantage: but

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