Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

The way I learned Scarborough Fair (the earlier, not S&G version), PSR&T was used during the Black Death as embalming spices. It was probably a symbolic thing, from the looks of it.

The column being referenced is In Simon and Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair,” what’s the significance of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme?

You’re just lucky I cought it before Dex got here; you haven’t seen what he does to posters who neglect the reference…
[sub]the horror! the horror![/sub]

I don’t worry too much about Dex. Eutychus55 is the one I worry about.