4 Annotations

First Reading

in Aqua Scripto  •  Link

Slices of bread steeped ,sweetened and cut into fingers
{ I still steep my bread and cut it into fingers for sopping up the juicy graveys } [I be such a milk sopp and a soppy date too]

allan goodrich  •  Link

Sugar sopps are mentioned as being dinner on 17 April 1663. Not happily, either

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

It doesn't have to be soaked in milk (or be for people!)...

William Tail, of Dagnal in Bedfordshire, his Way of curing a Sheep taken with the Gripes. -- This Shepherd (says he) never found any Thing answer better, for curing a griped Sheep, than to make some Sugar-Sops directly; and when the Crumb of Bread and Ale is boiled, he then adds some Sugar, and a little Pepper, with a small Quantity of Gin, and gives it out of the Bowl of a Spoon at his Discretion.
---A compleat system of experienced improvements, made on sheep. W. Ellis, 1749.

Bill  •  Link

SOP, Bread soaked in Broth, Gravy, Dripping, Wine, or any Liquid.
---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

Log in to post an annotation.

If you don't have an account, then register here.


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.