“All flesh is grasse, is not onely metaphorically, but literally true, for all those creatures which we behold, are but the hearbs of the field, digested unto flesh in them, or more remotely carnified in our selves. Nay further, we are what we all abhorre, Anthropophagi and Cannibals, devourers not onely of men, but of our selves; and that not in an allegory, but a positive truth; for this masse of flesh which wee behold came in at our mouths: this frame wee looke upon, hath beene upon our trenchers; In brief, we have devoured our selves and yet doe live and remaine our selves…”

~ Thomas Browne, Religio Medici (1643)


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