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.


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

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

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

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

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

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


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