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The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
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Mar 12, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: children
Read in January, 1965

Soporific. But in this specific case, it's a compliment.

I must share with you this wonderful passage from John Evelyn's Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets (1699), quoted in McGee's On Food and Cooking:
... by reason of its soporifous qualities, lettuce ever was, and still continues the principal foundation of the universal tribe of Sallets, which is to cool and refresh, besides its other properties, which include beneficial influences on morals, temperance and chastity.
I still have a few reservations about the Flopsy Bunnies' morals, but I would not dare cast aspersions on their temperance or chastity.
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Manny Thank you!

Manny Abigail, I must look out for that movie! I've always thought "soporific" was the best word in the entire series, but I wasn't aware that other people felt the same way...

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