Quote of the Day: The Borgias’ Poison of Choice

  • Their method . . .  was to administer arsenic to a boar, and, so soon as the poison began to take effect, hang the animal up by the heels. Convulsions supervened; and a froth, deadly and abundant, ran out from his jaws. It was this froth, collected into a silver vessel, and subsequently transferred to a bottle hermetically sealed, which constituted the liquid poison.

— Sax Rohmer, The Romance of Sorcery

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