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To Make Good 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 good 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 a pan full of water and seeth them well, so done, you must t take foure pound of beastes tallow, and put it into the Lye, and séeth them together vntill it be hard.


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