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exercyse of __enerie, for when a man dothe wast and cast out
good humore to muche, he is more weakonned and infeebled
therby, then yf he should lett out fortie tymes as much blood
out of his bodye. And the overmuch use therof ingendrethe
the palseye and many other diseases.

The fyste chapter declarethe how a man should ordre
him self in his dyett.

[Now?] as ther are some that have all thinges at their will and pleasure,
meate and drinke, and what else they can desire, soe other ther
are which have not this plentie, yea have scarce ynoughe many tymes
to suffice nature, and these are not bound to observe the dyett prescribed.

These rules therfore serve for such as may make choyce in their dyett
and live in plentie, Lett them therfore eate good [hexewed] bread,
drinke holsome wyne or Ale, feede on light meats of easie digestion,
Talke merrylie att the table, eate not without an Appetite,
chew well ther meats sleepe not with a full stomake, nor eate
till their stomake be emtye, which you shull know by the desire you
have to eate and by the whitenese of your spettle, And also yf
the desilre of your Appetite be kindled, you shall feele a good ayre
come from the stomake. And yf you eate without an appetite your
stomake may not digest your meate by reason of coldnese therof,
And to walke after meate is verie comfortable for the stomake.

The [?] chapter declarethe the qualitie of meates and that
a man should make choyce of such as are most agreable to his constitution,
and for the healthe of his bodye.

For some thinges are hott and burne the bodye as pepper, Garlicke
Onions, Cawbge, Myntes, Treffles, and such licke, And
some are cold and chill the bodye, as lettuce, purslen,
Gourdes and such licke. And yf you feede on __pacerye
meates they are apt to corrupt the blood and rott it as
cucombers mellons, and yf a man use to feede much on drye
meates they drye the bodye. Yf your meate be fatt they
hindre digestion, yf bitter they are not norishinge, And
yf they be salt they bren and annoye the stomake, And
if they be sower they hasten old age, and, when any of these
meates are to muche used they are contagious for the
bodye, And nothinge more holsome then those meates
which are meanelye temperate, [?] of excesse in everye
qualitie, and participateth som what of everie one.

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