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THE ART OF PRESERVING HEALTH: BOOK 2. ADVICE TO THE STOUT, by            
First Line: The languid stomach curses even the pure
Last Line: Too fast the gummy nutriment imbibes.
Subject(s): Advice; Food & Eating; Health


THE languid stomach curses even the pure
Delicious fat, and all the race of oil:
For more the oily aliments relax
Its feeble tone; and with the eager lymph
(Fond to incorporate with all it meets)
Coyly they mix, and shun with slippery wiles
The woo'd embrace. The irresoluble oil,
So gentle late and blandishing, in floods
Of rancid bile o'erflows: what tumults hence,
What horrors rise, were nauseous to relate.
Choose leaner viands, ye whose jovial make
Too fast the gummy nutriment imbibes.





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