Saturday, October 10, 2015

When the Europeans first land at Madagascar, they have a strong appetite, and devour both animal and vegetable food indiscriminately #QotD

Can't seem to get enough zebu #madagascarMy own private observations are these:

When the Europeans first land at Madagascar, they have a strong appetite, and devour both animal and vegetable food indiscriminately, at the same time that their drink is nothing but lemonade. They are, besides, exposed to great heat, and breathe a moist air, occasioned by the exhalations of the marshes, and the mists or fogs, which arise from the rivers and woods. In this situation they are subject: to continual sweats. which at length weakens the radical moisture, which is so necessary to digestion. (p. 342)

 From Memoirs and travels of Mauritius Augustus, count de Benyowsky... with an account of the French settlement he was appointed to form upon the island of Madagascar (1790) by Maurice Auguste Benyowsky

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