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Stella? Yes. The mouse can have it. :)

Jeri Westerson


On 2/13/09, Charles Giguere <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
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> Nonsense? come, come, aren't we being a bit judgmental? would you want  to
> pitch your Montrachet - or even your Stella Artois - just because there was
> a mouse floating around it?
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> Bernadette Filotas
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Briggs" <
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> Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 5:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [M-R] Blessings on wine
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> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
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>> Amy Neff wrote:
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>>>
>>> Not long ago, we had a lovely (and no doubt useful) blessing to purify
>>> wine
>>> sullied by a drowned mouse or weasel, referring the miracle at Cana. This
>>>   > was from the 10th century. Does anyone know if this blessing, or
>>> something   > similar, can be found in later medieval use?
>>>
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>> Actually, it was in Egbert's Pontifical and it was *beer* - and this is
>> important because the *daily* allowance for Anglo-Saxon monks was three
>> gallons...
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>> It was a Northern European problem, because of an over-literal
>> interpretation of Leviticus 11:29+ in the Irish Penitentials.
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>> It is probably the sort of nonsense that Durandus would have got rid of,
>> so it would be best to look in later Anglo-Saxon (and Anglo-Norman)
>> Pontificals.
>>
>> John Briggs
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