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To Preserue Orrenges, lemmons, And Pomesitrons.

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 preserue Orrenges, Lemmons, and Pomesitrons.. FIrst shaue your Orrenges finely, & put them into water two dayes and two nights, changing your water thrée times a day, then perboyle them in thrée seueral waters, then take so much water as you think conuenient for the quantity of your Orrenges, then put in for euery pound of Orrenges one pound and a halfe of suger into the water, and put in two whites of egges and beat them altogether, then set them on the fire in a brasse vessel, & when they boyle skimme them very clean, and clense them through a Jelly bagge, then set it on the fire and put in the Orrenges. Vse walnuts in like maner, and vse lemmons and Pomecitrons in like sorte, but they must lye in water but one night.


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