[Sca-cooks] Napier A Noble Boke off Cookry on Google Books

edoard at medievalcookery.com edoard at medievalcookery.com
Fri Aug 21 12:59:06 PDT 2009

> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>
> I need to spend sometime checking out other numbers in the manuscript
> and doing some comparison work on the handwriting.
> In any case the phrasing that Napier uses as in
> "/Ung fubtilite/ Braun in egre douce Blanche ferre porcell *...* de 
> metes in paft /Ung/ in /fubtilite/ *..."
> *seems just wrong.

I always assumed this was a mis-transcription of the French indefinite
article, "une" (meaning "a" or "one").  There is a quirky form of the
letter "e" in some medieval manuscripts that could easily be
misinterpreted as a "g".

- Doc

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