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To Make Pottage To Loose The Bodie

This is an excerpt from The Good Housewife's Jewell
(England, 1596)
The original source can be found at

To make pottage to loose the bodie. Take a chicken and seeth it in running water, then take two handfuls of violet leaues, and a good prettie sorte of reasons of the Sunne picke out the stones, and seeth them with the chickins, and when it is wel sodden, season it with a little salt and strain it and so serue it.


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