Tractatus Manuscript: Folio 20r

//ffor to make mede. Tak .i. galoun of fyne hony and to

þat .4. galouns of water and hete þat water til it be as

lengh þanne dissolue þe hony in þe water. thanne set hem

ouer þe fier & let hem boyle and ever scomme it as longe as

any filthe rysith þer on. and þanne tak it doun of þe fier

and let it kole in oþer vesselle til it be as kold as melk

whan it komith from þe koow. than tak drestis

of þe fynest ale or elles berme and kast in to þe water

& þe hony. and stere al wel to gedre but ferst loke er

þu put þy berme in. that þe water with þe hony be put

in a fayr stonde & þanne put in þy berme or elles þi

drestis for þat is best & stere wel to gedre/ and ley straw

or elles clothis a bowte þe vessel & a boue gif þe wedir

be kolde and so let it stande .3. dayes & .3. nygthis gif

þe wedir be kold And gif it be hoot wedir .i. day and

.1. nyght is a nogh at þe fulle But ever after .i. hour or

.2. at þe moste a say þer of and gif þu wilt have it swete

tak it þe sonere from þe drestis & gif þu wilt have it scharpe

let it stand þe lenger þer with. Thanne draw it from

þe drestis as cler as þu may in to an oþer vessel clene & let

it stonde .1. nyght or .2. & þanne draw it in to an

er clene vessel & serve it forth // And gif þu wilt

make mede eglyn. tak sauge .ysope. rosmaryne. Egre-

moyne./ saxefrage. betayne./ centorye. lunarie/ hert-

is tonge./ Tyme./ marubium album. herbe jon./ of eche of

an handful gif þu make .12. galouns and gif þu mak lesse

tak þe less of herbis. and to .4. galouns of þi mater .i. galoun of

drestis.

 

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