Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How to Enchant Your Lover, c. 1470

BL Stowe 17 f. 143
"When a woman wants to be well loved by her husband or her lover, she must give him catnip to eat: he will be so much in love with her that he will not rest unless she is close to him."

The Distaff Gospels

Even if this man-enchanting trick doesn't work out for some reason, you'll still be accompanied by a devoted band of cats.

6 comments:

  1. This text has patiently abided these centuries for the fulfillment of its destiny to land on the Internet.

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  2. Or rabbits. This year the rabbits ate all my cat nip out of my garden.

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  3. It just goes to show you that men will eat anything!

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  4. I've heard of tom-catting around, but this is crazy!

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  5. This myth could be the origin of the mad cat lady!

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  6. ... I thought it was ANYTHING to eat, but especially enough beer. Fascinating blog!

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