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  • Yet he seems to have been a hale and hearty man, in spite of the merciless inroads made upon his visage; for his cheeks are full, his hair is cropt and curly, and his shoulders have a breadth which shew that the unrolling of the HARLEIAN MSS. did not produce any enervating effluvia or mismata [Transcriber's Note: miasmata].

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance


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  • Is this supposed to be miasmata?

    March 9, 2008