The Praise & Happiness of the Countrie-Life, 1539

“Those that live in the country are much more healthfull, and are not subject to so many diseases as citizens and courtiers, for in cities the buildings are high, the lanes narrow and durtie, the aire dull and for want of rarification and motion breeds many diseases.  But in the country the villages are built at a great distance, the inhabitants are more carefull of their healths, the aire is quick and fresh, the sun unclouded and cheerfull, the earth less subjects to vapours and noysome exhalations.”  ~ Don Antonio de Guevara a  (c. 1481 – April 3, 1545) was a Spanish chronicler and moralist.  I kept the original spelling.  I do know how to spell.

About carishumaker

We are trying to live The Good Life with our 3 kids out in the woods. We strive to be as self reliant as possible, with a great amount of leisure time to Live The Good Life as best as we can. We work hard so we can play hard and want to teach our kids to love life and love people and love learning. This is our journey.
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