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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Cobweb

Roman soldiers dressed wounds with cobwebs.

William Shakespeare shared the common belief of the time that cobwebs have a magical medicinal property that stops wounds from bleeding. In Midsummer’s Night Dream Act 3 Scene 1 he has Bottom say “ I shall desire of you more acquaintance, good master cobweb; if I cut my finger, I shall make bold with you.”

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