“O Cormac, grandson of Conn”, said Carbery, “What is worst for the body of man?”
“Not hard to tell”, said Cormac. “Sitting too long, lying too long, exerting oneself beyond one’s strength, running too much, leaping too much, frequent falls, sleeping with one’s leg over the bed rail, gazing at glowing embers, wax, bestings, new ale, bull-flesh, curdles, dry food, bog-water, rising too early, cold, sun, hunger, drinking too much, eating too much, sleeping too much, sinning too much, grief, running up to a height, shouting against the wind, drying oneself by a fire, summer-dew, winter-dew, beating ashes, swimming on a full stomach, sleeping on one’s back, foolish romping.”
A dead leg is annoying at any age.
Its surprising to see swimming on a full stomach there. I would have thought that was a modern idea.
Btw bog water is believed to not cure a thirst, so is not drank today either.