is showing a last burst of colour before the dark days of winter.
Keep up your spirits with healthy exercise:
Leaping is an exercise very commendable and healthful to the body,
especially if you use it in the morning.
Upon a full stomach and to bedward it is very dangerous, and in no wise to be used.
For the young:
Wrestling is a very good exercise in the beginning of youth, so that it be
with someone who is equal in strength or somewhat under,
and that the place be soft,
that in falling their bodies be not bruised.
in football is nothing but beastly fury and extreme violence,
whereof proceedeth hurt,
rancour and malice do remain with them that be wounded.
Wherefore it is to be put to perpetual silence!
Treat throat complaints betimes:
Take the old nest of a swallow, with all the substance
(as clay, gravel, sticks and feathers),
do nothing but beat it and sift it through a coarse sieve,
and put thereto grease and honey and make a plaster thereof.
Then stroke it upon a cloth and lay it about his neck:
of this wise have I holpen one in three hours.
The advice comes from the Compleat Gentleman of 1634, The Book Named The Governor of 1531 and The Homish Apothecary of 1561. I cannot guarantee its efficacy. But the pictures are Valley’s End's and the garden’s last (probably) hurrah and make be taken to be truthful and up to date.