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How to Increase Your Energy, 15th century

Getty MS Ludwig XV i, f. 13 (15th c.)For the evil that is called lethargy. Take your own hair, burnt, mixed with vinegar and a little pitch, and lay that over the nostrils.Also, swine's dung laid thereto is good.Also, place the eyes, the heart...
From: Ask the Past on 2 Oct 2019

Sweeping through Beauport

Historic New England offers comprehensive “nooks and crannies” tours through several of its properties occasionally, and I was fortunate to go on one of these basement-to-attic-and-all-the-closets-in-between tours of Beauport, the rambling...
From: streets of salem on 29 Jun 2019

What a nice bit!

A large black woman, smiling in her sleep, lies in a bed surrounded by bedcurtains. She wears a cap and earrings, and her large breasts hang out over her nightclothes. A thin old, white man also in nightclothes and a night cap ogles her by the candlelight...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Jan 2019

How to Improve Your Memory, 156

Margarita Philosophica Nova (1508), Wellcome Library "To sleepe hosed and shoed especially with foule sockes, doth hinder the Memorie, because of the reflection of the vapours: feebleth the syght, and causeth the body to waxe whote and burne... Feare...
From: Ask the Past on 8 May 2017

A patent extinguisher, being a safe & easy mode of putting out a candle

Aquatint Drawing An old woman dressed in her nightcap and gown, her one breast hanging exposed from her gown, climbs into bed in which her husband already lies. She expels gas from her bottom in the direction of the candle on the ground in front of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Dec 2016

Wife & no wife, or, A trip to the Continent

“The interior of a large church or cathedral. Burke, dressed as a Jesuit, standing within a low, semicircular wall at the foot of a crucifix, marries the Prince of Wales and Mrs. Fitzherbert. The Prince is about to put the ring on her finger. Fox...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Jan 2016

Luther's Faculty Research Symposium is Coming Up!

Are you interested in sleep? Are you interested in what happens when a doctor falls asleep in 1605, and somehow magically ends up preaching a sermon for an hour and a half--with witnesses? If so: stop by the Luther College Faculty Research Symposium at...
From: Early. Modern. on 27 Oct 2014

So I Submitted My Thesis For Defense Today...

Well, I sent in the thesis copy to the grad school office and my committee members will get their copies tomorrow. ...and now I feel both really tired and a tiny bit like reminiscing.  Just a very tiny bit while I'm not nervous about the defense...

How to Nap, 1607

Adriaen Brouwer, A Boor Asleep (17th c.)"If R be in the month, their judgements erre,That thinke that sleepe in afternoone is good,If R be not therein, some men there are,That thinke a little nap breeds no ill blood." The Englishmans Docter, or,...
From: Ask the Past on 6 May 2014

How to Wake or Sleep, 1685

Look deep into the eye of the toad...Edward Topsell, The History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents (1658)"To make one wake or sleep. You must cut dexterously the Head of a Toad, alive, and at once, and let it dry, in observing that one Eye...
From: Ask the Past on 18 Apr 2014

A disappointed dinnerhunter

A drawing of four scenes, with caricatured figures with large heads and very small bodies. Upper left: A man with a monocle (right) inquires of the butler on a threshold with pillar to his left, “Is your master within. No Mr. Smallfeast he’s...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Mar 2014

The fox at the cupboard

A view of the interior of a cottage with an old woman asleep in a chair, her feet resting on a low footstool in front of open door (left); in her lap she holds an open book and a pair of spectacles. On the right, a boy in a smock stands on a stool in...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Mar 2014

The past is an unlit country

At the height of the recent storms, early one evening, our electricity went off, leaving us in the dark and cold for three hours. This was enough time to panic about finding suitable torches, candles, and (thanks to my mother’s … Continue reading...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 23 Feb 2014

"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

full name / name of organization: University of Bristol contact email: hd9345@my.bristol.ac.uk First Call for Papers"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature Department of English, University of BristolHalf-Day Conference,...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 13 Feb 2014

Sleepy Hollow: Some Historical Perspective

Millions of people have become entranced by the new FOX show, Sleepy Hollow.  It has mystery, intrigue, and, above all else, a loveable cast of characters.  Turning Washington Irving’s tale of Ichabod Crane  into a woven narrative of apocalypticism...

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 40

As good to write, as for to lie and groan, O Stella dear, how much thy power hath wrought, That hast my mind, none of the basest, brought, My still-kept course, while others sleep, to moan. Alas, if from the height of Virtue’s throne Thou canst...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 12 Jan 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 39

Come Sleep, O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man’s wealth, the prisoner’s release, The indifferent judge between the high and low; With shield of proof shield me from out the press Of...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 27 Dec 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 38

This night, while sleep begins with heavy wings To hatch mine eyes, and that unbitted thought Doth fall to stray, and my chief powers are brought To leave the scepter of all subject things, The first that straight my fancy’s error brings Unto my...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 13 Dec 2013

The Disappearance of Charms from a Fifteenth-Century Notebook

By Laura Mitchell Studying medieval charms can bring to light a lot of intriguing social practices and help us to understand what sorts of everyday worries occupied the mind of a medieval person. It can also be an exercise in … Continue reading...
From: The Recipes Project on 31 Oct 2013

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