Laroche 2009

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Laroche, Rebecca. Medical Authority and Englishwomen's Herbal Texts, 1550-1650. Burlington: Ashgate, 2009.

flowers in Nosegay as 'vertuous' -- medicinal virtues (137)

metaphor works on 2 levels: "through the frame of herbal preventative, the poet introduces an economic ritique maintained throughout the Nosgay volume, and through metaphorization, she shields that critique from any real-world censure." (139)

"Whitney's herbalism signifies a particular relationship to licensed medical authorities" (139)

presents herself as a medicine woman selling herbs

"Whitney articulates parallels between her writing and that of authors of print medical texts, not other metaphorical texts" (142)

puns on "simple: (144)