Chymic meaning

1738, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Parnell, Thomas Gray, and Tobias Smollett, Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett.

Less shone the tresses Egypt's princess wore, Which sweet Callimachus so sung before; 20 Here courtly trifles set the world at odds, Belles war with beaux, and whims descend for gods, The new machines in names of ridicule, Mock the grave frenzy of the chymic fool.

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1681, Andrew Marvell, G. A. Aitken, Ed. London: Lawrence & Bullen editor, The Poems of Andrew Marvell, page 36-38.

So the all-seeing sun each day Distills the world with chymic ray.

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