Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Recipe for Longevity:

Best Rhubarb in Powder - 2 1/2 oz
Salt of Wormwood - 1 drahm
Orange-Peall - 1/2 oz
Grated Nutmeg - 2 scruples
Cochineall - 1/2 drahm
Infuse for 48 hours by warm fireside, in a quart of true arrak; put in a well-corked bottle for use. Of this, two or three spoonfuls may be taken two or three times in a week, or at pleasure, with great safety and benefit, with or without interruption of business or studies, and continued to manhood or extreem old age if necessary.
-Dr. Cheyne's Receipt for a Long Life, circa 1760.
We should live forever more.

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