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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1659. Excerpt: ... swear and maintains ir, that banger and thirst is thereby abated, their Strength is restored, their Spirits are cheared, and their Braine is comforted with a kind of pleafant Drunkennessc, and the superfluous Humours i ©fit are consumed, and an incredible quantity ofrtegmatique Humours are drawn into their mouths. To stay Liks to these, is that which the faid ha"S« Mouardus left in writing in his own andthirlt. Spaiii(h Langnage. T(,e In£Am (faith he) use Tobacco to stay hunger and thirft, and lo drive it away for some dates, that they may mt need s eat or drinks when they have eattfeto go ahead into Woods and Defarts, and inhospitable p laces where meat and drinks can hardly be got. Forney cbtw the leaves, and mingle thVm With powder of great Cockle (hels, and these they hold in their mouthes together, unrill they come to a Mass, and of thac they make Troehisksfo great as Pears, which being dried in the (hade, when occasion is, they use after his manner. They put this pellet under their lips and fore-teeth, aud suck it as they travell; and ha ving sucked it all.they swallow it down instead of meat and drink,and fill their stomach. By this means they will fast for three or four daies, and lose no strength, preserving ( as I think ) theirnativeheac by the plenty offlegm which being suckt into the mouth, is swallowed down with it; and the stomach for want of better juyce, turns it into nourishment. To these things I shall adde what the most famous Physician to the Emperour, Rombertt u Dedoneut a g'est Scholar, and who deserved much for his great skill in Plants, reports in his late H.story of Plants. / understand by the relatisn of my friend ( faith he ) that drinking the jrtyce of this Plant about four or five Ounces in weight, their btlij ...
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