(urth) Emerald Bench

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Sun Sep 19 12:17:00 PDT 2010

On 9/19/2010 12:54 PM, Andrew Mason wrote:
> At the end of BOTNS, when Severian enters the Autarch's apartment, he
> finds a laboratory containing, among other things, 'the fabled emerald
> bench'.  Does anyone have any idea what this might be?

Probably a reference to the Emerald Tablet aka the Emerald Table, upon 
which is graven the undoubtable truths of alchemy including the formula 
for gold, the Philosopher's Stone, the care and feeding of homunculi and 
mandragoras, etc.


Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
Computational Intelligence Laboratory - Texas A&M Texarkana
< http://www.tamut.edu/CIL >

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