|This text does not really require a translation. It is in English, although the spelling is a little eccentric to our modern eyes. There are some interesting little examples of how common words in our language have changed, such as other into or, and everyche into each. Apart from that, try reading it aloud and it should start to make sense. There are various abbreviations and crossings out, suggesting that this was always an informal bit of writing. If you know how much a quartryn is, you can brew yourself up a little batch and see if it works.|
|Recipe for Ink, 15th century English London, National Archives (C.47/34/1/3) , by permission of the National Archives.|
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