[Herbalist] Fwd: [Northshield]: In Search Of...Period Texts On Flowers And Herbs

Betty Braaksma ebeatrix at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 20 04:03:02 PST 2001

Good gentles,

I usually lurk, but I come to you now with an appeal from a fellow-citizen
of the Principality of Northshield. This good lady seeks period poems, songs
etc. about herbs or flowers, or contain verses on them. Her message is
included below.

I will gratefully pass along any information you can send me.


Lady Berengaria of Outremer

>From: Susan Henry <susanhenry_46 at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: northshield at minstrel.com
>To: northshield at minstrel.com
>Subject: [Northshield]: In Search Of...Period Texts On Flowers And Herbs
>Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 08:27:50 -0800 (PST)
>One of the Twin Cities's early music groups, the Rose Ensemble, is
>commissioning a work to be written by the composer Stephen Paulus.  They
>hope to perform the piece when the St. Paul Public Library's Central
>Library reopens next year.
>Mr Paulus wishes to use period texts on flowers and herbs and has asked the
>Ensemble's director, Jordan Sramek, to find such texts..  And, I have been
>asked to help Mr Sramek in my capacity as a librarian who is interested in
>the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
>I have already provided Mr Sramek with information on the best places
>locally to find period herbals and have also provided information on how he
>should contact our reference staff to find period poetry on flowers and
>However, it would be even better if I could provide the titles of some
>actual period poems (besides The Romance of the Rose which I've already
>mentioned) or other period sources as this would really cut down on the
>work involved for Mr Sramek.
>Anything in any language, though Latin is preferred, from before 1750 can
>be used.
>I will deeply appreciate any suggestions that any of you have.
>With many thanks from
>Rosanore the Librarian
>Rosanore of Redthorn
>(Susan Guthmann Henry)
>susanhenry_46 at yahoo.com
>sgh at itasca.net
>"Always keep your words soft and sweet like a marshmallow, in case you have
>to eat them."

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