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|The Baroque Cycle Characters|
|Isaac Newton • Enoch Root • Daniel Waterhouse • Drake Waterhouse • John Wilkins|
The King of the Vagabonds
Significance of the titleEdit
Quicksilver has several meanings relevant to many of the books of the Cycle.
- The element of mercury, also known as "quicksilver," is important in gold and silver mining
- Quicksilver was used in a number of early scientific instruments
- In Roman mythology, Mercury is a fleet-footed god of trade, profit, and commerce
- "Quicksilver" is one of Jack Shaftoe's many names