How to Spend October, 1612

manuscript illustration of three men drinking wine at outdoor table Tacuinum Sanitatis, Paris, BnF Lat. 9333, f. 96r

In October… Arme your body soundly with pleasant wines or spiced drinks against the ensuing Winter. Arme your minde with study, for now this temperate time invites thee to read without impediments either of violent colde or violent heat.

William Vaughan, Approved Directions for Health

Quick, arm yourself with the pleasant wines and long books because WINTER IS COMING