The Natural History of Chocolate/Part II/Chapter II
Of the real Properties of Chocolate.
Without talking in the Dialect of the Peripateticks, about the Qualities of Heat and Coldness, now-a-days so much decry'd, it will not be difficult to prove that Chocolate is a Substance, 1. Very temperate. 2. Very nourishing, and of easy Digestion. 3. Very proper to repair the exhausted Spirits and decayed Strength. 4. Lastly, Very suitable to preserve the Health, and prolong the Lives of old Men. These four Articles shall be sufficiently demonstrated in the four following Sections.