''Now I am come to the arts and I shall begin from Distillation , an invention
of later times.
A wonderful thing to be praised beyound the power of men : not that which the vulgar
and skilled men use, for they do not corrupt and destroy what is good; but that which is done by skillful artists.
Let one that loves learning and to search nature's secrets enter upon this; for a dull
fellow will never attain this art of distilling.''
Della Porta 1589