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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 11


The general causes thereof780 are [...] the consuming of viscous foods, such as eels, for these when they are handled cause the fingers to stick together; and windy things, such as peas and beans, for the windiness draws the matter to the veins. Another cause, figs and fried foods, such as rice781 and boiled wheat; things that give rise to vapours,782 such as leeks, and onions, and garlic; and every fat indigestible food, such as beef, hard-boiled eggs, and inwards of animals, and every water-fowl possessing web-feet783: and things that cause eructations, such as new ale, fruits and watery things; lack of evacuation, repletion of food, especially at supper, and a late drink with food.784 A great cause of this sickness is bad order of meals, that is to eat gross food first, then subtle food, and finally gross food again;785 for the alternation is harmful to them, as also eating to excess.