The gentlewomans companion; or, A guide to the female sex containing directions of behaviour, in all places, companies, relations, and conditions, from their childhood down to old age: viz. As, children to parents. Scholars to governours. Single to servants. Virgins to suitors. Married to husbands. Huswifes to the house Mistresses to servants. Mothers to children. Widows to the world Prudent to all. With letters and discourses upon all occasions. Whereunto is added, a guide for cook-maids, dairy-maids, chamber-maids, and all others that go to service. The whole being an exact rule for the female sex in general. By Hannah Woolley.
Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670., Faithorne, William, 1616-1691, engraver.

Pumpion-Pye.

Take a pound of Pumpion, and slice; it an handful of Time, a little Rosemary, sweet Mar∣joram stripped off the stalks, chop them small; then take Cinamon, Nutmeg, Pepper, and a Page  146 few Cloves, all beaten; also ten Eggs, and beat them all together, with as much Sugar as you shall think sufficient; then fry them like a Froise; and being fried, let them stand till they are cold: then fill your Pye after this manner: Take Apples sliced thin round ways, and lay a layer of the Froise, and another of the Apples, with Currans betwixt the layers; be sure you put in good store of sweet Butter before you close it. When the Pye is baked, take six yolks of Eggs, some White-wine or Verjuice, and make a Caudle thereof, but not too thick; cut up the lid and put it in, and stir them well together whilst the Eggs and Pumpions are not perceived, and so serve it up.