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    Naturevolume 115page693 (1925) | Download Citation



    May 12, 1685. Mr. Ballard gave in an account of Mr. Desmaister's Experiments about ye mixture of spirits of wine with Syrrup of Violets, Milk and Water. It was desired by the Society, that some farther Essaies should be made towards the finding out of the Nature of the Spirits of severall sortes of Wines and other liquors. From these therefore following I have drawn and rectified their spirits, viz: Sacks-Canary, Malaga and Sherry, Rhenish, new and old Hockamore, Pont, white-Wine, and Clarret. These were all distilled, some three, some four times, without addition of any thing, and therefore could not (though in high Bodies, and with a spunge at the top) be quite fined from their phlegm. Every one of these without any discernible difference made a like coagulation of the milk with ye simple and pure spirits of wine. Several of Kunkel's experiments were not found true.

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