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1 The minium spoken of in this and the following Chapter is our Cinnabar, a bisulphurate of mercury. This ore is the great source of the mercury of commerce, from which it is obtained by sublimation. When pure, it is the same as the manufactured vermilion of commerce.
2 Intended, no doubt, to be typical of blood and carnage; and indicative of a very low state of civilization.
3 See B. xxxv. c. 45.
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