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To Make Sope.

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 sope.. FIrst you must take halfe a strike of Asshen ashes, and a quarte of Lime, then you must mingle both these together, and then you must fil apanne ful of water and seeth them well, so doone, you must take foure pound of beastes tallaw, and put it into the lye and seeth them togeather vntill it be hard.


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