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

Audrey Bergeron-Morin audreybmorin at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 14:26:05 PDT 2009

>> 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".

Would make sense. That would give us "Une subtilité" in modern French (A 

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