5th-6th July, 2013
'Also it is seene that the reading of histories doth so hold and allure good wits, that divers times it not only maketh them to forget all other pleasures, but also serveth very fittely to turne away their griefes, and somtimes also to remedie their diseases.'
Thomas North (trans.), 'Amiot to the Readers', in Plutarch, The lives of the noble Grecians and Romanes (1579), sig. *vv.