Fill a great pot with puddled water, and put a soft and gentle fire under it. Lay some bricks across on the pot brims, and upon the sticks lay clean wool or a sponge well washed. Now the wool drinks up the vapors that ascend which you then must wring out and lay on the wool again. This you may do until you have as much clean water as you desire. The manner of this distillation is described thus.
A. Signifies the pot.
C. The sticks.
This is of use for them that can come at no other waters but what are troubled, as it falls out many times in some places.
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