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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 18


Bernard says165, note that new wine is hot in the first degree, old wine hot in the third degree, and medium wine in the second degree. Old wine is good [...] as a remedy only;166 and new wine is neither good as food nor as a remedy; but medium wine is good as food, and drink, and remedy. Wine is good for hot people, for it purges them; and for moist people, for it moderates the moisture and ripens it; and for cold people, for it brings them to moderation; and it is good for


dry people, as it moistens and cheers them. According to this it is good for every complexion—that is, good wine.