Chris Doss itschris13 at
Thu Mar 16 12:30:38 PST 2000

It was his yearly bathing day.

While we're on the subject of poor 19th-century hygiene, anybody know if there's any truth to what I've heard about Gibbon, namely that he reeked so pungently that it was virtually impossible to stand next to him?

>Evidently Marat did.

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