Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, By Eliza Leslie

       Although title page reads: THE HOUSE BOOK. OR 


TAKE a calf's liver and wash it well. not heard that way before and not to be 
Cut into long slips the fat of some bacon or salt pork, repeated or ever be 
remembered and insert it all through the surface of the liver by means of a 
larding-pin.  one that always had been a household word Put the liver into 
a pot used in speaking of the ordinary with a table-spoonful of lard, 
everyday recurrences of living, a little water, not newly chosen or long 
considered, and a few tomatas, or a matter for comment afterward, or some 
tomata catchup who would ever have thought it was the one; adding one 
large or two small onions minced fine, saying itself from the beginning 
through and some sweet marjoram leaves rubbed very fine. all its uses and 
circumstances to The sweet marjoram will crumble more easily utter at last 
that meaning of its own if you first dry it before the fire on a plate.  Having 
put in all these ingredients, for which it had long been the only word set 
the pot in hot coals in the corner of the fire-place, though it seems now that 
any word would do and keep it stewing, regularly and slowly, for four 
hours. At the last minute a word is waiting Send the liver to table with the 
gravy round it.

W.S. Merwin, “Term”