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To Make Mellons And Pompons Sweet.

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 Mellons and Pompons sweet.. TAke fine Suger and dissolue it in water, then take séedes ot Mellons and cleaue the[n] a litle on the side that sticketh to the Mellon, and put them in the sugred water, adding to them a little rosewater. Leaue the saide séedes so by the space of thrée or foure houres, then take them out, and you shall sée that as soone as the saide séedes be dry, it wil close vp again. Plant it and there will come of it such Mellons, as the like hath not béen séene. If you wil haue them to giue the sauour of Muske: put in the said water a little muske, and fine Sinamon, and thus you may doo the seedes of Pompones, and Cowcumbers.


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