Have Mercy On Us All (Fred Vargas)

When manie woormes breede of putrefaction of the earth: toade stooes and rotten herbes abound: The Fruites and beastes of the earth are unsavoury: The wine becomes muddie: manie birds and beastes flye from that place.

LibraryThing lists this as the epigraph, but it's under the chapter heading I and the words they list are at the beginning of chapter II.

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