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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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How to make Syrrup of Violets.

Boil fair water, and scum it, and to every quince so scum'd and boil'd, take six ounces of the blew of Violets, only shift them as before nine times, and the last time take nine ounces of Violets; let them stand between times of shifting twelve hours, keeing the liquor still on hot embers, that it may be but milk-warm; after the first shifting, you must stamp and strain your last nine ounces of Violets, and put in only the juice of them, then take to every pint of this liquor thus prepared, one pound of Sugar finely beaten, boil it, and keep it stirring till all the Sugar be melted, which you must do, if you can, before it boil, afterwards boil it up with a quick fire.