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Aurum potabile

A potion of minute particles of gold in an oil, to be drunk as a cordial. Directly from the Latin: drinkable gold. Francis Quarles in JUDGMENT AND MERCY (1644) puns upon the potion: Poverty . . , is a sickness very catching. The best cordial is aurum potabile.
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