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"The lime and alkali were mixed together, under the form of a very thick milky liquor, or fluid paste; because they are thus kept in perpetual contact and equal mixture, until they have acted sufficiently upon one another: whereas, in the common way, of using a larger quantity of water, the lime lies for the most part at bottom; and, though stirred up ever so often, cannot exert its influence so fully upon the alkali, which is uniformly diffused through every part of the liquor.

"The above ley was found, upon trial, to be saturated by acids, without the least effervescence, or diminution of weight."