hist-brewing: Nettle beer

Caller Web Bill bill at bracewel.demon.co.uk
Thu Jun 7 13:20:32 PDT 2001

In message < at pop.megalink.net>, ed
somers <kesomers at megalink.net> writes
>I was just reading Martha Washington Cook book edited by Karen Hess. In it
>Nettle seeds are attributed with the power to "stirreth up lust" However
>the next sentence repeats a remedy of "the erection of the yerde to synne,"
>yerde, or yard ( as in yard stick) being a synonym for a prominent male
>member. The remedy is to "put nettles in the codpeece about the yerde and
>       Oh for the good old days!!

Ow!  my eyes water at the thought

Is this what Culpeper means by provoking venery?
Barnacle Bill

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