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  1. Feb 2016
    1. Those who are more thrifty (as I must confess the times require) mayflay the carcass; the skin of which artificially dressed* will make admirablegloves for ladies, and summer boots for fine gentlemen.
    2. Infant’s flesh will be in season throughout the year, but more plentifulin March, and a little before and after. For we are told by a grave author,an eminent French physician [François Rabelais], that fish being a prolific
    3. and myreason is that these children are seldom the fuits of marriage, a circum-stance not much reagarded by our savages, therefore one male will besufficient to serve four females. That the remaining hundred thousandmay at a year old be offered in sale to the persons of quality and fortunethrough the kingdom, always advising the mother to let them suck plen-tifully in the last month, so as to render them plump and fat for a goodtable.
    4. It is true, a child just dropped from its dam may be supported by hermilk for a solar year, with little other nourishment; at most not above thevalue of two shillings, which the mother may certainly get, or the value inscraps, by her lawful occupation of begging; and it is exactly at one yearold that I propose to provide for them in such a manner as instead ofbeing a charge upon their parents or the parish, or wanting food andraiment for the rest of their lives, they shall on the contrary contribute tothe feeding, and partly to the clothing, of many thousands.