21 August 2015

Friday's Literary Feast

Quotes from The Virago Book of Food:  The Joy of Eating

MADDISON AND MORISON FAMILIES
1663 - 88

My Lady Widderington ressett for a Looseness

Take hogs dung newly dunged and boyle it in a pint of milke prity well the Straine and drink it off - to make the hog dung you may turne hime round severall times and falloe him till he does it - 

Receipt Book


Pigs in a Farmyard by George Morland

4 comments:

  1. Makes you realise that in medicine, as with housework, progress is a wonderful thing!

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    1. Oh Christine, apologies if I put you off of your breakfast. And let's add dentistry to your list!

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    1. Ha! The picture becomes more clear that the housewife's medicine chest likely killed as many loved ones as it cured. Blech, shivers, and retch!

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