The agreeable eye

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Crambe repetita (3)

Amongst herbs I have eaten I find gourds, cucumbers, coleworts, melons, disallowed, but especially cabbage. It causeth troublesome dreams, and sends up black vapours to the brain. Galen, Loc. affect. lib. 3, capt. 6, of all herbs condemns cabbage; and Isaac, lib. 2, cap. 1, animæ gravitatem facit, it brings heaviness to the soul.

—Robert Burton,
Anatomy of Melancholy.
Pt. 1, Sec. 2, Mem. 2, Subs. 1
cf. Pt. 1, Sec. 2, Mem. 5, Subs. 5


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