Through the Ages
from the Medieval to the Victorian ages.
each gallon of water, put five pounds of raisins, with the stalks
pulled clean off.
they have been steeped a fortnight, let the liquor be squeezed
into a barrel that has been well aired with brimstone burnt
in a rag.
it has done working, let it be stopped close up, and in a month
it will be ready to be bottled up for the use of the family.
or, the Complete Country Housewife
London, c. 1780