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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 5. 1965.

[untitled poem]

"... that hard students are commonly

troubled with gouts, catarrhs,

rheums, cachexia, bradypepsia, bad

eyes, stone, and colick, crudities,

oppilations, vertigo, winds, consumptions,

and all such diseases as come by

overmuch sitting; they are most part

lean, dry, ill coloured, spend their

fortunes, lose their lives, and

all through immoderate pains, and

extraordinary studies." Thus spake

Robert Burton* in 1660—how little

have times changed since! But there

is one, at least, brightness in the students

firmament, this being the VUW Coffee Bar,

which may have modified Burton's view

had he lived three centuries later, and which

will help to combat those diseases

contracted through immoderate pains and

extraordinary studies, even if it does

nothing for those caused by overmuch sitting.

Try it anyway — open from 7.0 till

10.30, Monday to Friday, and situate

opposite the StudAss Office at the

East end of the Student Union Building.

* The Anatomy of Melancholy, Vol. 1.