29 July 2008
A medieval sales pitch
'It eases diseases coming of cold. It comforts the heart. It heals all old and new sores on the head. It causes a good colour in a person . . . it eases the pain in the teeth and causes sweet breath . . . it heals the short-winded. It causes good digestion and appetite . . . and takes away belching . . . . It gives also courage in a young person and causes him to have a good memory'