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Re: documenting cordials

Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>

  Four fine late-period sources for brewing and distillation are _The
  Jewell House of Art and Nature_ by Sir Hugh Platt (1594), _Delights
  for Ladies_ by Sir Hugh Platt (1609), _The Queens Closet Opened_ by
  W. M. (1655) and _The Closet Of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme
  Digbie Kt. Opened:  Whereby is Discovered Several Ways for Making of
  Metheglin, Sider, Cherry-Wine, etc._ (1669).

It is worth pointing out, again (one of my hobby horses) that Digby is not
only three generations post period, and was born post-period, but he
invented some new technologies for brewing (frexp the strong bottle) that
may imply his recipes are not as comparable to period ones as we might

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