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"DILLY. ""Mrs. Glasse"s ""Cookery"", which is the best, was written by Dr. Hill. Half the trade know this." JOHNSON. ""Well, Sir. This shews how much better the subject of cookery may be treated by a philosopher. I doubt if the book be written by Dr. Hill; for, in Mrs. Glasse"s ""Cookery"", which I have looked into, salt-petre and sal-prunella are spoken of as different substances, whereas sal-prunella is only salt-petre burnt on charcoal; and Hill could not be ignorant of this. However, as the greatest part of such a book is made by transcription, this mistake may have been carelessly adopted. But you shall see what a Book of Cookery I shall make! I shall agree with Mr. Dilly for the copy-right"". Miss SEWARD. ""That would be Hercules with the distaff indeed"". JOHNSON. ""No, Madam. Women can spin very well; but they cannot make a good book of Cookery""."

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Originally published 1791

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Originally published 1791

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Life of Johnson
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