The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

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