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Written by Myretta
(8/26/2011 7:41 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Questions, thoughts, penned by Stephanie
I think (although I don't have a reference for this that) "ye" is "the" in "ye 20th" etc.
Mr. James Tilson, by the way, was Henry Austen's partner in the Austen, Maunde & Tilson Bank.
I would think that, then as now, the desired ripeness of the gooseberries would depend upon their use. For example,in The Experienced English Housekeeper by Mrs. Raffald (1776), she has two Gooseberry recipes: One for pate requiring ripe gooseberries and one for bottling, calling for green.
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