swallowed poison
by Erasmus

The story of the man who swallowed poison and, to the displeasure of his wife, survived, comes from Ausonius (Epigrams, 10). The adulterous wife, wishing to kill her husband, gave him two poisons together, of which either alone would have killed him but of which one was the antidote to the other.

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