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To Make Sirrope Of violets.

This is an excerpt from The Second part of the good Hus-wiues Iewell
(England, 1597)
The original source can be found at the University of Michigan's "Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse"

To make sirrope of Violets.. FIrst gather a great quantity of violet flowers, and pick the[n] cleane from the stalkes and set the[n] on the fire, and put to them so much Rosewater as you thinke good, then let them boile altogether vntill the colour be forth of them the[n] take them of the fire and strain them through a fine cloth, then put so much suger to them as you thinke good, then set it againe to the fire vntil it be somewhat thick, and put it into a violl glasse.


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