The Mercurial Shower

Cement a piece of wood into the lower part of the neck of an open

receiver, and pour mercury over it. After a few strokes of the pump,

the pressure of the air on the mercury will force it through the pores

of the wood in the form of a beautiful shower. If you take care that

the receiver is clear and free from spots or dust, and it is dry

weather, it will appear like a fiery shower, when exhibited in a dark


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