I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together.1
Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 13.
Note 1. Qui vino indulget, quemque alea decoquit, ille In venerem putret (He who is given to drink, and whom the dice are despoiling, is the one who rots away in sexual vice).Persius: Satires, satire v. [back]