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upon a sixpence, and it will preserve a man from drunkenness,"

“ For the Flux take Staggs pizzel dryed and grated, and give it in a drink,” &c. : The qualifications of a Cook are thus described : “ First, she must be cleanly, both in body and garments ; she must have a quick eye, a curious nose, a perfect taste, and ready ear; (she must not be butter-fingred, sweet toothed, nor faint hearted) for the first will let every thing fall; the second will consume what it should encrease; and the last will lose time with too much niceness."

“ If you will roast any venison, after you washed it, and cleansed all the blood from it, you shall stick it with cloves all over on the outside, and if it be lean, you shall lard it, either with mutton lard, or pork lard, but mutton is the best: then spit it, and rost it by a soaking fire, then take vinegar, bread crums, and some of the gravy which comes from the venison, and boyl them well in a dish; then season it with sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt, and serve the venison forth upon the sawce when it is rosted enough.”


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Besides the above, the following books on Husbandry, &c; are in Sion College library.

1. ^ Maison RUSTIQUE; or, the Country Farme. Compyled in the French Tongue, by Charles Stevens and John Liebault, Doctors of. · Physicke, and translated into English, by Richard


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Surflet, Practitioner in Physicke. Now newly reviewed, corrected, and augmented, with divers large Additions, out of the Works of Serres his Agriculture, Vinet his Maison Champestre, French. Aleyteris in Spanish, Grilli in Italian; and other Authors. And the Husbandrie of of France, Italie, and Spaine, reconciled and made to agree with ours here in England. By Gervase Markham. London. Printed by Adam Islip, for John Bill. 1616." . Folio. : 2.“ THE WHOLE ART OF HUSBANDRY, contained in Four Bookes, by Captaine Gervase Markham. London, 1631. 4o.” Black letter.

3. " THE ENGLISH HUSBANDMAN, drawne into two Bookes, and each Booke into two parts. Newlie reviewed, corrected, and inlarged, by the first Author, G. M. London. Printed for William Sheares, and are to be sold at his Shops in Britainses Bursse, and neere York-house. 1635." 4".

4. “MARKHAM's MASTER-PIECE REVIVED: containing all Knowledge belonging to the Smith, Farrier, or Horse-leach, touching the curing all Diseases in Horses, &c. With The Countryman's Care for his other Cattle, &c. and The Compleat Jockey. London. 1683. 4°

5. CAVELARICE, or the English Horseman; contayning all the Arte of Horse-manship, as much as is necessary for any man to understand, whether he be Horse-breeder, Horse-ryder, 1


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Horse - hunter, Horse-runner, Horse-ambler, Horse-farrier, Horse-keeper, Coachman, Smith, or Sadler. Together with the Discouery of the subtill Trade or Mistery of Horse-coursers, & an Explanatio of the Excellency of a Horses understāding, or how to teach them to doe Trickes like Bankes his Curtall: and that Horses may be made to drawe drie-foot like a Hound. Secrets before vnpublished, & now carefully set down for the Profit of this whole Nation; by Gervase Markham.' No date. 4. but the title of the Second booke has, “ London. Printed for Edward White, and are to be solde at his Shop, neare the little North Doore of Saint Paules Church, at the signe of the Gun. 1607.

6. « THE GOVERNMENT OF CATTLE AND HORSES, &c, by Leonard Mascal. London, 1620." 40. Black letter.

7. “ A NEW ORCHARD AND GARDEN, by Wm. Lawson. 4°. London. 1648."

8.“ A TREATISE OF FRUIT-TREES, by Ra. Austen. Oxford. 1657." 4o. Above half this volume is employed in showing the spiritual uses of an Orchard or Garden of Fruit Trees. It has Dr. John Owen’s Imprimatur, dated Aug. 2, 1656.

After giving 100 observations, he concludes. “ I have many more in my nursery; but most are yet in the seede, or bud, which when they are growen up and enlarged

(as these) into a body and branches, I shall (if the Lord please) communicate them also."

I fear I may have tired the reader's patience, and will therefore say no more, than that at the end of Weston's Tracts on Agriculture and Gardening, 2d edition. 8o. 1773, is a Catalogue of all the English Writers on that subject and it's connections.


THERE are few rarer Tracts in English Literature than this, of which, I believe, no more than two copies are known. It exhibits an extraordinary example of the increase of the price of books. : At the sale of Mr. West's books a copy sold for eighteen shillings and six-pence; at Mr. Woodhouse's sale, in December 1803, a copy was purchased for the Duke of Roxburgh at the enormous price of sixteen guineas.

The curiosity of the Traat itself, added to its extreme rarity, seeins to justify my giving an extract.

The title is as follows: « THE LATE EXPEDICION IN SCOTLANDE,

Made by the Kinges Army under the Conduit of the Ryght Honorable the Erle of Hertforde, the Yere of oure Lorde God.

1544. Londini.

Cum privilegio ad imprimendum soluin.”


“ The late Expedition in Scotlande sent to the Ryght Honorable Lorde Russel Lorue Privie


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