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Monday, May 30, 2011

Romancing England: Fields and Flowers, Borage

Please click on the illustration above
to enjoy the full beauty of this gentle English herb
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A stirrup-cup speeds the departing guest,
Who tarries overlong at thy door,
When the mistress of the house has much to think on,
And wishes them well away.

To hurry them hence,
Take a handfull of fresh borage leaf,
And grind it well beneath thy pestle,
Chop it well and do mix it 
with thy husband's least-favored wine,
Then may ye hope not to see them again too soon.

Pithy Sayings of Lady Margaret Hoby 

from The Sewing Chronicles of Lady Liz, 
The Secret Diary of a Time Traveling Maid

1 comment:

  1. Lovely, lovely. Hmmm, I shall have to keep that in mind. :D


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