Monday, November 18, 2013

How to Avoid the Plague, 1595

Juan van der Hamen, Still Life (detail), 1627
"Whosoever eateth two Walnuts, two Figs, twenty leaves of Rew, and one graine of Salt, all stampt and mixte together, fasting: shall bee safe from poyson and Plague that day."  
Thomas Lupton, A Thousand Notable Things (1595)
This Early Modern energy bar provides the nutrients you need to get through a pestilential and poisonous workday. (As instructed, take this with a grain of salt.)

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