Having cut up the rabbits, lay the pieces in cold water, to soak out the blood. Then wash them through another water. Sea-son them with a little pepper, some powdered mace and nutmeg, and the yellow rind of a lemon grated. Put them into a jar, or a wide-mouthed pitcher, adding some chopped celery, sweet-marjoram, and tarragon leaves. Intersperse them with a few small thin slices of cold ham or smoked tongue, and add a tea-cup full of water and two glasses of white wine. Cover the jar very closely, so that none of the flavour may escape with the steam; set it over the fire in a large kettle of cold water, and let it stew slowly two hours. When nearly done, add some pieces of butter rolled in flour.
Hares may be stewed in the same manner; also, fresh venison.
For the wine, you may substitute two wine-glasses of rich cream.