How to Improve Memory, 1630

diagram of head with brain parts and sense organs labeled

Late Suppers, the too much use of Tobacco, meates that ingender grosse humors, too much woman, too much surfetting and costly fulnesse; all bad for Memory, ill for the purse, and worse for the health…

William Basse, A Helpe to Memory and Discourse

You heard it from William Basse: the grosse humors will really mess with your memory parts (for the record, that would be “in the backe part of the Braine”).