It has been erroneously represented by interested persons that the Pharmaceutical Society desires a monopoly of the sale of poisons.
The last distinctive epithet was derived from the little hamlet in the vicinity which furnished shelter, not only to the workmen, but to the monks of St Jerome who were afterwards to be in possession of the monastery; and the hamlet itself is generally but perhaps erroneously supposed to be indebted for its name to the scoriae or dross of certain old iron mines.
The only other buildings of importance dating from medieval times are the three churches of Ste Gudule (often erroneously called the cathedral), Notre-Dame des Victoires or Church of the Sablon, and Notre-Dame de la Chapelle, or simply la Chapelle, and the hotel de ville and the Maison du Roi on the Grand Place.
Wit, called von Darring (1800-1863), was long, though erroneously, considered the author.
These waters had been erroneously taken for parts of one vast horseshoe or sickle shaped lake, only some 20 m.