To Roast Any Small Birds
Lard them with slips of bacon, put them on a skewer, tie it to the spit at both ends. Dredge and baste them. Let them roast ten minutes.
Take the grated crumb of half a loaf of bread with a piece of butter the size of a walnut. Put it in a stew-pan and shake it over a gentle fire till it is of a light brown. Lay it between your birds and pour over them a little melted butter.