Seven Bodies in Alchemy
Sun is gold, moon silver, Mars iron, Mercury quicksilver, Saturn lead, Jupiter tin, and Venus copper.
The bodies seven, eek, lo hem heer anoon; Sol gold is, and Luna silver we threpe; Mars yren, Mercurie quyksilver we clepe; Saturnus leed, and Jubitur is tyn; And Venus coper, by my fader kyn.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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