(the) Alchemist

(the) Alchemist
The Alchemist [The Alchemist]
a comedy play (1610) by Ben Jonson about a man who pretends to be an ↑alchemist (= a person who was thought to be able to turn ordinary metal into gold) in order to cheat people out of their money. Many people consider it to be Jonson’s greatest play.

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