authors. It is a bluish-white metal, of considerable lustre ; fully
justifying the nursery lines which serve to signalise the letter Z in
the child's primer spelling-book :—
" ' Z ' is some zinc,
So shining, and bright;
Which makes our eyes wink
In the Sun's merry light."
" Zachariah ! blow the fire ! Puff! Puff! Puff ! "
summarise the remedial uses (for wear, or other personal application),
of the " nobler metals," whilst specifying the bodily conditions for
improving which their several influences are most salutary, will now be
a profitable peroration on our part.
when employed as we have indicated, must be as pure as possible ;
certainly not containing more copper than the eight per cent of "
Sterling Gold."— "Trinket Gold," and the "pale Gold" of jewellers, are
not to be relied upon for the physical, and mental benefits which we
venture to promise.
of the quality insisted on, specially strengthens a weak, or depressed
heart. Moreover, it gives wisdom, and activity of sense to the brain ;
for each of which ends it is to be worn either immediately next the
skin, or as nearly so as can be contrived. But even the latter proviso
will elicit a fair measure of response to this modified contact. (We
know, for instance, that the loadstone will similarly magnetise the
compass needle even through the thickness of an ordinary table.) Gold,
likewise, is most excellent for dispelling melancholy,