Friday, April 11, 2014


"They dispatch their dinners quickly, but sit long at supper because they go to work after the one, and are to sleep after the other, during which they think the stomach cries on the concoction more vigorously. They never sup without music and there is always fruit served up after meat; while they are at table some burn perfumes and sprinkle about fragrant ointments and sweet waters–in short, they want nothing that may cheer up their spirits they give themselves a large allowance that way, and indulge themselves in all such pleasures as are attended with no inconvenience"

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