Besides, as he said to a colleague, "If we did not dissolve we would be showing the white feather."
Dissolve an ounce of isinglass in as much warm water as will cover it.
Pour on them as much white wine as will cover and dissolve them.
Dissolve half a pound of loaf-sugar in half a pint of claret.
Then dissolve it by stirring it in a saucepan over the fire.