Venery


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(1) Indulgence in or pursuit of sexual activity
(2) The act of sexual intercourse
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Sometimes I think of the passage that follows the list of terms of venery, in which similar terms are applied to people: a gaggle of women, a blast of hunters.
The reader rarely has to dig very deep to learn the dangers of drink, venery, corporal punishment, family separation, or murder.
Leo Afer saith that in Africke a man shall scarce finde a maide at 14 yeeres old, they are so forward, and many amongst us after they come into the teenes, do not live but linger." (23) The anonymous author(s) of Aristotle's Master-Piece similarly describe how, "when they arrive to Puberty (which is usually about the Fourteenth or Fifteenth Year of their Age, according to their respective Habits and Constitutions) then their Menses, or Natural Purgations begin to flow: And the Blood, which is no longer taken to augment their Bodies, abounding, incites their Minds and Imaginations to Venery." (24)
It needs one of those oddly beautiful terms of venery, a collective noun like a charm of magpies or a murmuration of starlings.
Oysters, artichokes, and new-laid eggs: provokers of venery or medicaments for infertility?
The lover of books and words -- who else would use "venery'' in a story and write the world's longest palindrome?
in the concupisible part; and in the Brutes, these are excited and acted in the (o) animal Nature by a kind of necessary Connexion between the Object and the passion, that they excite and for the most part they exercise them as fully and as durably as the Object or the Phantasm thereof, abides (p) before them, for they are (q) under the Regiment of the superior faculty, but are but the various habitudes & motions of the animal appetite, which is the supream imperative faculty in the Animal Nature; (17) Again, their sensuall Motions of the same animall appetite touching Eating and Drinking and venery, there are two things observable; 1.
Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dulness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
They are about the size of a hemp seed, and they infect young people, who are inclined to venery and fruitful, but chast withal and continent'.9
(3.1.37-44) Crispinella's concluding statement, cleverly reversing the gender of the usual argumentative gambit from "he" to "she," states the theme of the play and expresses the playwright's point of view, as does her earlier remark, "Let's ne'er be ashamed to speak what we be not ashamed to think; I dare as boldly speak venery as think venery" (3.1.26-27).
In this amatory tradition, we know, the relationship of hunting a deer to hunting a woman, or a dear, is sexual (the archaic term venery means both hunting for wild prey and sexual indulgence).
The attire of this baser sort of people of Blackmores and Mulatta's (which are of a mixt-nature, of Spaniards and Blackmores) is so light, and their carriage so enticing, that many Spaniards, even of the better sort (who are too prone to Venery) disdain their Wives for them.