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To Make Corran Berry Wine
Take A Gallon of Corrans and A Gallon of
Water, boyle your water and Putt to your
Corran's being clean Pickt from ye stalks
and Bruised and so lett ym stand all night
then Straine them out and Putt to Every
Gallon of water 2 lb of good sugar yn stop
it close up in your vessell and At ye weekes
End bottle itt doe not Straine your Berryes
butt lett them Run through A Haire Sive

A Excellent way To make Meed
Take 20 quarts of Spring water sett it on A
clear[?] fire Putt into it 2 quarts of Honey and 2 lb
of fyne sugar A Spoonfull of coriander Seeds Brused
and tyed upin A fine Ragg 6 Races of Ginger and
A Root of Horse Raddish lett all these boyl
till it be Scummed cleare then take it of and
lett it Stand to Coole and when it is luke
warme Putt it into A Runlett with 40 cloves
the Juce of Eight Lemons and the Pills of 4 of
them 4 Toasts of a Rowle Spred on both Sids
with new yest then Stop it up close and lett
it Stand A Fortnight then draw it of
and Bottle it and open them Every other
day for Three times togeather lett the Bottles
Stand open untill the other be cork't yn
strik ym downe with A Mallet it will
be ready to drink in A month

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when transcribing 17th century writing, for instance y^e = the, should we write out the abbreviation, or leave as [?], or translate it to modern English if we know what the abbreviation means


Hi, please just write it out as ye/ym/yt etc. and you can lower it from superscript.


A runlet or rundlet is a small wooden cask often used for fermenting meads and fruit wines.