shiting from the Bluddie-flux

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Apr 20 15:43:10 UTC 2006

... ffor the fresh meat, and the abundant of frut that they did eate,
and lieing in the raine did case most of them to haue the
Bluddie-flux, and now thayer harts wore got out of thayer Dublates
into thayer Breches, and wos nothing but Shiting, for thay wose in a
uery sad condichon, 50 or 60 stouls in a day, and thous that had it
but 1 or 2 dayes it mad them soe weake that they ware not abell to goe.

1655 [April] 19, Henry Whistler's Journal of the West India
Expedition, Appendix E of "The Narrative of General Venables", ed. C.
H. Firth (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900), page 156.


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