Sunday, February 3, 2013

The candle

During the 17th century the candle was in common use as a means of illuminating the rooms of the planter's residences. It was made of different materials. The most popular was myrtle wax, owing partly to the clear light which it gave forth and partly to the exquisite odor emanating from it. Also, it was considered equal to a candle of beeswax. The myrtle plant grew in all of the marshes and swamps and its berries could be gathered in great quantities

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