In a famous ensuing lawsuit his works were described as 'lecherous, libidinous, lustful, venerous
, erotomaniac, aphrodisiac, irreverent, narrow minded, untruthful, and bereft of moral fiber'.
At first blush, this heat-incited, venerous mind does not appear to be a positive development for the female.
(29) But this prolonged puberty, or vehement adolescence, can be seen as a space of creative potential and interpretive possibilities in the period--not just one of physical illness and venerous madness.
(13) Harrison commented as follows: 'Of the potato and such venerous
roots as are brought out of Spaine, Portingale, and the Indies to furnish vp our bankets, I speake not.' (14) Besides the obvious contempt with which any discussion of foreign vegetables is dismissed, Harrison's use of the adjective 'venerous
' strikingly imbues the inanimate with a characteristic associated with the foreign, sexual lust.
Who is he, that being thoroughly whittled in drink, doth not beastly rush into venerous
lust, and filthy desires?
Raven "put[ting] his legge into the bedde."(1) Perhaps the doctor's medical training had something to do with why he thought the widow would respond to his methods: "What shall we say," writes Nicholas Fontanus in The Woman's Doctor, concerning Widowes, who lye fallow, and live sequestered from these Venerous
hi 1940, the New York court that overturned his appointment to City College denounced his logic lectures as lecherous, libidinous, lustful, venerous
, erotomaniac, aphrodisiac, irreverent, and narrow-minded.
(26) Edward Topsell, who drew upon the work of Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner in his influential History of Foure-Footed Beastes, thought baboons had a remarkable ability to imitate "all" human actions, both playful and violent: they "leape, singe, driue Wagons," and are capable of "raigning and whipping the Horses very artificially" and they are "as venerous
as goats." (27)