Bodies

Compound bodies, in chemical phraseology, mean those which have two or more simple bodies or elements in their composition, as water.

Simple bodies,
in chemical phraseology, mean the elements. The heavenly bodies. The sun, moon, stars, and so on.

The seven bodies
(of alchemists). The seven metals supposed to correspond with the seven “planets.”

Planets. Metals.

1. Apollo, or the Sun Gold.

2. Diana, or the Moon Silver.

3. Mercury Quicksilver.

4. Venus Copper.

5. Mars Iron.

6. Jupiter Tin.

7. Saturn Lead.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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