Wine; Scriptural and Ecclesiastical

Wine; Scriptural and Ecclesiastical

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...cellars, and eat them almost through the whole year" ("Trav. Arab." ed. Heron., i. 406. Ed. 1792). Gerarde.--" Grapes may be kept the whole year, being ordered after the same manner that Joachimus Camerarius reporteth. You shall take, saith hee, the meale of mustard seed, and strewe it in the bottome of any earthen pot well-leaded; whereupon you shall lay the fairest bunches of the ripest grapes, which you shall cover with more of the aforesaid meale, and lay upon it another sort of grapes, so doing until the pot be full. Then shall you fill up the pot to the brimme with a kind of sweet wine called must. The pot being very close covered, shall be set into some cellar or other cold place. The grapes you may take forth at your pleasure, washing them with faire water from the powder" (" Herball," p. 877). Burckhardt, at Djidda, found, in July, grapes of the best kind, with which the mountains behind Mokka abound ("Trav. Arab.," i. 54. Lond. 1829). Eton.--" From the ceiling hung, suspended by threads to the beams and rafters, an immense quantity of apples, pears, and large bunches of delicious grapes, which they thus preserve in the open air, without any preparation, all the winter through" (W. Eton, " Survey of Turk. Emp.," i. 224, 2nd. edit. Lond. 1799). Murphy.--" The Granadians preserve grapes from one season to another with their stores of dried fruits; and they possess the art of preserving grapes sound and juicy, from one season to another" (J. C. Murphy, " Hist. Mahomet. Emp. in Spain," p. 298. Lond. 1S16). Kotzebue.--At Tiflis " good grapes are to be had nearly throughout the year " (Moritz von Kotzebue, " Narr. Jour. Persia," p. 58. Lond. 1819). Chandler.--At Smyrna " large and heavy bunches i.e., of grapes are hung in strings, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676505
  • 9781236676504