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The makers clearly wanted to keep the audience on a cliff edge (unlike the deer who got pushed off his) but it's impossible to sustain that tone without becoming suspicious that veracity has been traded for salacity.
We must conclude, that if they be young, of a black complexion, and hairie, and are likewise somewhat discoloured in their cheeks, that they have a spirit of salacity, and feele within themselves a frequent titillation, their seed being hot and prurient, doth irritate and inflame them to Venery.
While the salacity of much of Sabbath's sexual activity cannot be denied, most of his erotic adventures seem to aspire less toward joyous physical contentment than toward a rather nervous proclamation of what he calls "the satanic side of sex" (20).