Monday, August 10, 2015

As Fat as Butter

Here's a description I like from THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY. Burton is talking about the importance of getting enough sleep: "It moistens and fattens the body, concocts, and helps digestion, (as we see in dormice, and those Alpine mice that sleep all Winter), which Gesner speaks of, when they are so found sleeping under the snow in the dead of Winter, as fat as butter."