The Animated Bacchus

Construct a figure of Bacchus, seated on a cask; let his belly be

formed by a bladder, and let a tube proceed from his mouth to the

cask. Fill this tube with coloured water or wine, then place the whole

under the receiver. Exhaust the air, and the liquor will be thrown up

into his mouth. While he is drinking, his belly will expand.

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