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How pure water ought not to be drunken.

Also beware dere sone that ye drynke no pure water, specyally whan thou haste eaten meate. But yf thou be wont therto. For as soone as the water is upon the meate, it coleth the stomake, and quencheth the heate of the dygestyon and comforte of the meat. It letteth dygestyon and greveth the body. Yf thou must nede drynke water alone, take it the most temperately, and as lytell as thou mayst.

tashid 2001-09-09