Sunday, April 7, 2013


This day. I did go to the house of Francios and Karin, and thereto they did have many straunge and wondrous plants, which he had gotten seed in far away places. He spake of them saying that in the warm weather they are moved without. This brings to mind the words of the Goodman of Paris who wrote this to his young wife: if you want to protect violets and marjoram against the winter cold, you must not move them suddenly from cold to heat, or from damp to cold, since keeping them a long time through the winter in a damp cellar and suddenly putting them in a dry place will cause them to perish, et sic de contrariis similibus.

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