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 Her’mensul or Ermensul.Hermetic Art. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Her’mes (2 syl.).
 
The Greek Mercury; either the god or the metal.   1
       
“So when we see the liquid metal fall
Which chemists by the name of Hermes call.”
       
Hoole: Ariosto, book viii.
   Milton (Paradise Lost, iii. 603) calls quicksilver “Volatil Hermes.”   2
 


 Her’mensul or Ermensul.Hermetic Art. 

 
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