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1 There is little doubt that this is fabulous: wine taken in excess, we know, is productive of loss of the senses, frenzy in the shape of delirium tremens.
2 This is not unlikely; for, as Fée remarks, the red wines, containing a large proportion of alcohol, act upon the brain and promote sleep, while the white wines, charged with carbonic gas, are productive of wakefulness.
3 Or healing vine. See B. xxiii. c. 11.
4 "Libanios." Probably incense was put in this wine, to produce the flavour.
6 See c. 9 of this Book. It was introduced, probably, from Thasos.
7 From e)kaba/llw, "to eject."
9 He alludes to the working of wines in periods of extreme heat; also in the spring.
10 Of our modern wines, Madeira and Bourdeaux improve by being carried across sea. Burgundy, if any thing, deteriorates, by the diminution of its bouquet.
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