Whilst we absolutely forbid it entrance our Sallet-ing by reason of its intolerable Rankness and by which made it so detested of old that the eating of it was part of the Punishment for such as has committed the horrid’st Crimes. To be sure ‘tis not for Ladies Palats, nor those who court them.
John's feelings here are so strong one can only imagine he was the victim of a garlic related trauma. On close inspection of the text, it appears very clear that he suffered a tragic 17th century dating disaster and was desperately trying to prevent the same happening to anyone else.
Yet another classic example of how an extra strong mint could have changed history.