Friday, November 9, 2012

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

"Whereas before, sugar was only available in the shops of apothecaries, who kept it exclusively for invalids, today people devour it out of gluttony [...] What used to be a medicine is nowadays eaten as food."

Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)
Flemish cartographer and geographer
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1572)

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