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Curious Experiment With A Glass Of Water

Saturate a certain quantity of water in a moderate heat, with three

ounces of sugar; and when it will no longer receive that, there is

still room in it for two ounces of salt of tartar, and after that for

an ounce and a drachm of green vitriol, nearly six drachms of nitre,

the same of sal-ammoniac, two drachms and a scruple of alum, and a

drachm and half of borax.