Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


If by fire
Of sooty coal th’ empiric alchymist
Can turn, or holds it possible to turn,
Metals of drossiest ore to perfect gold.
Milton—Paradise Lost. Bk. V. L. 439.

The starving chemist in his golden views
Supremely blest.
Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. II. L. 269.

You are an alchemist; make gold of that.
Timon of Athens. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 117.