Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Observe your babies, circa 1547


I have  a rather extensive collection of old books in which I found this!

A child born with it's hands open will grow up generous and benevolent, but one born with clenched fists will be mean. Babies born with hair on their arms and hands, or with a dimple on the chin, will be prosperous, but a dimple on the cheek leaves a fortune to seek. Children born with teeth will be hardbitten and if their eyebrows meet in the middle, they will grow up wrathful.

Extravagantes by Andrew Boorde 1547

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