Cocky Leeky

I hope that at some odd times you may afford yourselves an old hen or

cock; and when this occurs, this is the way in which I recommend that it

be cooked, viz.:--First pluck, draw, singe off the hairs, and tie the

fowl up in a plump shape; next, put it into a boiling-pot with a gallon

of water, and a pound of Patna rice, a dozen leeks cut in pieces, some

peppercorns and salt to season; boil the whole very gently for three

hours, and divide the fowl to be eaten with the soup, which will prove

not only nourishing but invigorating to the system.