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To Powder befe With In A Ny3t


This is an excerpt from Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]
(England, 1430)
The original source can be found at Thomas Gloning's website

To powder befe with in a ny3t. Þou welle þo salt, in water bry3t. Malt hit in bryne, set doun to kele, Put in þy flesshe fayre and wele, And in a ny3t hit poudert schalle be, Grene powdert þorogh, so mot I þe. Yf þy dysshe metes dere ben to salt, Kerve a grene sod, I wot, þou schalt, And kover þy pot with þo gresse done, Þo salt on þo gresse shalle barke fulle sone. With þy honde smyte of, I say. Þo salt lay on anew þou may. Þys schalt þou gedur hit, yche a dele, And make hit fresshe unto þe mele. If I schalle of þese potage spelle A whyle þeron þen most I dwelle. Fyrste, to speke of furmenté, How hit is made in yche degre.

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