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To Still A capon For A Sicke Person.


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 still a Capon for a sicke person.. TAke a well fleshed capon faire scalded and drest, and put him into an earthen pot, put to it Burrage and Buglas, three handfull of mints, one handfull of Hartes tung, and Langdebeefe, a handfull of Isope, put thereto a pinte of Clarret wine, and a pinte of cleane water, and twelue Proynes, and when you haue so doon couer the pot with a dish or saucer, and vpon that all to couer course paste that no aire come out, then take the pot and hang in a Brasse pot vp to ye brimmes of your paste, and so let it boile for twelue houres at the least, & alwaies as your water that is in the brasse pot doth co[n]sume, be sure to haue in readines another pot of hotte water at the fire to fill it as long as it doth seeth for the twelue howers, and when the howers be past take it from the fire, and let it coole for one hower, then vnlose and strain the licour from the capon into a faire pot, taking euery morning warme foure or fiue spoone fuls next to your hart, which shall comfort and restore nature to you beeyng sicke, vsing this aforesaide capon.

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