A curious treatise of the nature and quality of chocolate. VVritten in Spanish by Antonio Colmenero, doctor in physicke and chirurgery. And put into English by Don Diego de Vades-forte
Colmenero de Ledesma, Antonio., Wadsworth, James, 1604-1656?
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To the Right Honourable EDWARD Lord Viscount CONWAY and KILLULTAH; Baron of RAGLEY; Lord Marshall of the Army, and Privy Counsellour of IRELAND; and one of the Counsell of Warre to His MAIESTY of GREAT BRITTAINE.


THis Stranger, who hath newly learnt the English Tongue, dares not venture himselfe in Publick, without a Patronage; which, with all humblenesse, he intreats of Your Lordship. The great Affection, Your Lordship hath shewne to the Spanish Language; and the Benignity, wherewith You are pleased to entertaine whatsoever relisheth of Art, or Inge∣nuity; makes him hope, You will not refuse Your Favour and Protection to one of that Nation. Page  [unnumbered] Nor knowes he, where to shelter himselfe with so much safety; the Eminence of Your Person, and Judgement, being of power to secure him, from all petulant and malicious Exceptions. Be pleased then, my Lord, to receive him with Fa∣vour: So may those Excellent, and Naturall Beauties of this happy Isle (who shall have ei∣ther Health or Pleasure, from this Confection) be ever serene, and gratefull to Your Lordship; presaging encrease of Honour, and all Felicity, answerable to the humble Devotion, and hearty Prayers of

Your Lordships most obedient, and obliged Servant Don Diego V'ades-forte.