Pike Stuffed To Boil

Clean a large pike; take out the gills; prepare a stuffing with finely

grated bread, all sorts of sweet-herbs, particularly thyme, some onions,

grated lemon-peel, oysters chopped small, a piece of butter, the boiled

yolk of two eggs, and a sufficient quantity of suet to hold the

ingredients together. Put them into the fish, and sew it up. Turn the

tail into the mouth, and boil it in pump water, with two spoonfuls of

vinegar and a handful of salt. It will take forty minutes to boil, if a

large fish.