But some of the "secrets" were yours for the simple cost of the pamphlet; such as this piece of advise given by an Anonymous writer in Bologna in 1617.
Mangia poco e bevi meno
Alla lussuria pono freno
Dormi in palco, e stà coperto
Lunga cura non ti pongo
Se vuoi havere tua vita longa
Eat little and drink less
Sleep on an upper floor and cover up
Don't subject yourself to long cures
If you want to have a long lifeIl nuovo, vago e dilleterole giardino
The New, Lovely and Delightful Garden (of Secrets)
Sounds like pretty sage advise even today!
19 ottobre - Santi Giovanni de Brébeuf, Isacco Jogues e martiri canadesi