The Palatine Note-Book Volume 3

The Palatine Note-Book Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...the studentes have commonly but one kinde of meate at a meale, and doe Hue and like verie well therewith, and be for the more part as cleane men of personage as lightly may be seene." He describes a common university dinner as made up of boiled beef, with pottage, bread, and beer, and no more. The beef given out was in value one halfpenny per man. Prunes, it seems, was a common dish at Oxford. Cogan is quite aware that his advice in urging restraints in eating runs counter to the interests of phy sicians. "Herein J speake against mine owne profite, and the commoditie of all them that professe Phisicke. Nam intemperantia medicorum nutrix. But for my part J had rather be without sucke than that any man through his intemperate feeding should have cause to fee me or feede me, and to that end J haue with my greate trauaile written this whole booke." On the subject of Drink, Cogan " particularly handles" all such sorts as be commonly "vsed with us in England, which be. as J iudge, Seuen in number: to wit Water, Wine, Ale, Beere, Cyder, Metheglin and Whey." He recommends the drinking of small quantities of water frequently at meals rather than long draughts; and mentions a good custom in Lancashire of persons, when heated, taking a hot posset (p. 208). He is more hearty in his commendation of wine, "a special benefit and comfort of a man's life;" and he almost falls in with Toby Venner's exclamation concerning the more generous wines, "Would to God that they were as common as Claret!" Cogan describes the temperate French wines, white, claret and red; the white wines of Spain, but much hotter and stronger, as Sack, Rumney and Bastard; those of Italy, most sweet and pleasant, as Muskadel; and the Rhenish...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760352
  • 9781236760357