Grimoires by Owen Davies is on my book pile at the moment. It’s a history of magic books. (I’ll review it when I’m finished with it. But definitely buy it.)
While discussing the so-called demoncratisation of magic following the invention of the Gutenberg press and how different practices split along literate/illiterate lines (male/female, basically) he recounts the story of a woman I would love to have met.
Basically, an Inquisitor was set to Trinidad in 1568 to investigate a sorceress by the name of Mária de Medina.
Love prayers to Saint Martha were popular at the time. I find this weird because Martha’s story is basically that she was Mary Magdalene’s sister who -after Jesus died- allegedly moved to France and killed a dragon before introducing Christianity to the locals of Provence.
So really it’s a domination spell rather than a love spell, but I will share it regardless, because Mária de Medina -even though she couldn’t read- had a written copy of the prayer.
My Lady Saint Martha, worthy you are and saintly. By my Lord Jesus Christ you were cherished and loved; by my Lady the Virgin Mary you were hosted and welcomed. To the mount of Talarçon you went and beheld the live serpent; with your hyssop of water you sprinkled it and with your holy girdle you bound and delivered it unto the people. Just as this is true, bring so-and-so unto me, who was the person she desired to come to her, calm, placid and bound of hand and foot and heart so that he should love me and call me his lady and take pleasure in no one, if not me.
You’ll have to use your own discretion as to how to bundle this into a full blown spell. Provence says lavender for the love bit. Maybe something else for the binding/dominion bit.