next"who loves not lives not; he who lives
by the Life cannot die"
Lullius, also know as Raymund Lull, was a versatile genius. He was a Catalan poet, novelist, theologian, inventor, medical writer, mariner, Church missionary and (allegedly) the discoverer in 1275 of "sweet vitriol" [ether]. However, its description is not found in any of his extant works.
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