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The eggs of an owlet, administered to drunkards three days in wine, are productive of a distaste for that liquor. A sheep's lights roasted, eaten before drinking,1 act as a preventive of inebriety. The ashes of a swallow's beak, bruised with myrrh and sprinkled in the wine, act as a preservative against intoxica- tion: Horus,2 king of Assyria, was the first to discover this.3

1 See B. xxviii. c. 80.

2 See end of B. xxix.

3 He has hardly immortalized his name by it.

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