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The Lady Grace Castleton's booke of receipts [manuscript].
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Part I. When reading Part I, Part II is inverted and reversed.
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Castleton, Grace Saunderson, Viscountess, d. 1667.
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17th century
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page 84 || page 85
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FSL collection
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84 To make an excellent sweete water, which must be done the later end of Iune /ffirst cover ouer the bottom of the still with bay leaves, then [take] putt in half apeck of Damosk rose leaves, sweet margerum, blowne lavender of each two handfulls, a quarter of a pound of orenge & damoske powder of clove gilliflowre & carnation of each one a handfull, one ounce of cloves, stamp all these in a stone morture then powre in it a pint of sack, halfe a pinte of Damoske rose water, & wine vinegar toge= ther, lett them infuse in a close thing well stopt twenty foure houres then att three severall times with a gentle fire distill the same; then take two graines of muske & tye it in a lawne or tiffenye wrage, hang it in the midst of a glasse, & sett it in the still on the former cake & with it a very gentle fire, lett it continue six houres page 85 85 Lady Chauendish To make Hipochras Take a pound of white lump sugar, two ounces of symonan, a quarter of ounce of gingar, & a quarter of an ounce of cloves, bruse these spices, & put them with the sugar to steepe in a gallon of good white wine, stir them well together, & lett them stand all night clos- covered in a stone pott, in the mourneing putt halfe a pint of new milke in't, & lett it run through a iellye bagg, wetting it first in milke & wringe it out againe, lett it run through the bag, soe often till it be clear & taste stronge of the spice, a few cardemum seedes amongst the spise will give it agood taste.
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