Chop up finely three onions, three carrots, four turnips, and a bunch of celery. Put on the fire in about three quarts of water. Simmer half an hour, then add a small cabbage, which has been parboiled and cut up. In fifteen minutes more put in a pint of stewed tomatoes and a bunch of sweet herbs, and boil briskly for twenty minutes. Then rub through a cullender, and boil again, adding pepper and salt and a tablespoonful of butter. Some cream, thickened with corn starch, may be added, if convenient. Give it a brief boil, and it is ready to serve.