"Now I am come to the arts and I shall begin from distillation,
invention of later times,
A wonderful thing to be praised
beyond the power of men;
Not that which the vulgar and skilled
For they do but corrupt and destroy
what is good;
But that which is done by skillful artists.
one that loves learning and to search natures secrets enter upon this;
a dull fellow will never attain this art of distilling."