Boteler's Dialogues (1634)

p 65 Admiral: ... the difficulty consisteth in that our common seamen are so besotted in their beef and pork that they had rather adventure on all the calentures and scurvies in the world than to be weaned from their customary diet.

[p 66] Captain: ... their cassada, (cassava prepared from the tuberous roots of the mandioc), pompians (pumkins), potatoes, plantains, oranger, lemons, limes, pines; which are excellent against the scorbute; so that the Dutch men-of-war, which yearly haunt all those coasts, do continually maintain themselves...

Boteler's Dialogues (1634).

Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

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