1835 Oxford night caps (3rd edition)
WHITE WINE WHEY, OR Ml LK POSSET. Put on€ pint of milk into a sauce pan, and when it boils pour into it one gi ll of white wine ; boil it till the curd becomes hard then strain it through a fine sieve; rub ~ few knobs of loaf sugar on the rind or a l emon, put them into the °"' h ey; grate a small quantity of nutmeg i11to it; sweeten it to your taste, and it is fit for use. PEPP.ER POSSET. The more to promote perspiration, ·whole pepper is sometimes boiled in the "Whey, but all-spice is far preferable. A PepperPosset was known to the learned and ingenious John Dryden, as will appear by the followin g liu es written by him;
A sparing diet did her health assure ; Or sick, a pepper posse! was her cure.
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