Lettuce (Maplet)

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This is the entry for lettuce from Maplet's A Greene Forest.

Of Lettice.

Lettice, sayeth Isidor, is so sayde for that it being eaten, hath that humor which is soone converted into milke: and to the woman it increaseth milk abundantlye. Tothe man he sayth, it is cause or provokement to Venerie. There is both field Lettise and Gardain Lettise. Diascorides sayth, that it putteth away all hinderances of sound sleepe.