The Black Death and The Dancing Mania

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Author: J.F.C. Hecker
Published: 1833
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,135 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 36.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 3,899
mnybks.net#: 3433
Genres: History, Science, Health

Translated by B. G. Babington

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fell sick, remote from assistance, in the solitude of their country houses.

Thus did the plague spread over England with unexampled rapidity, after it had first broken out in the county of Dorset, whence it advanced through the counties of Devon and Somerset, to Bristol, and thence reached Gloucester, Oxford and London. Probably few places escaped, perhaps not any; for the annuals of contemporaries report that throughout the land only a tenth part of the inhabitants remained alive.

From England the contagion was carried by a ship to Bergen, the capital of Norway, where the plague then broke out in its most frightful form, with vomiting of blood; and throughout the whole country, spared not more than a third of the inhabitants. The sailors found no refuge in their ships; and vessels were often seen driving about on the ocean and drifting on shore, whose crews had perished to the last man.

In Poland the affected were attacked with spitting blood, and died in a few days in such vast numbers

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