A Quote by Luis Vaz de Camões [Camoëns] on food and proof


The nut of this tree is hung high aloft, wrapped in a silk wrapper, which is enclosed in a case of sole leather, which again is packed in a mass of shock absorbing, vermin proof pulp, sealed up in a waterproof, ironwood case, and finally cased in a vegetable porcupine of spines, almost impregnable. There is no nut so protected; there is no nut in our woods to compare with it as food. What is a Chesnut?

Luis Vaz de Camoes (1524? - 1580)

Source: The Lusiads, 1572

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