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From: "Alice Turner" <akt@ibm.net>
Subject: (urth) Flowers redux
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 23:29:11 

Oh, one thing more. Why, you may ask, am I trying to make something
Shakespearean out of what might be an ordinary kitchen herb garden. Well,
the clue is rue. Rue simply isn't grown as an herb any more. It's a very
bitter herb that I think may still be used to flavor a rather nasty Italian
aperitif (could that be Byrrh?). But it was used as a purgative and a plague
deterent in Shakespeare's time. And also in witchcraft, possibly as an
abortifacent, I think.


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