From: The Thorough Good Cook

Soups: 28. Yet Another Soup Maigre

Brown half a pound of butter in a saucepan, and stew it for a quarter of an hour with the following ingredients, all washed clean and chopped small; Four cabbage-lettuces, two handfuls of spinach, the same of chervil, one handful of white beet-leaves, and one of sorrel, three carrots scraped down, some pepper and salt; add five pints of boiling water and a large slice of the crumb of bread cut thin and dried before the fire. Stew gently for two hours. A little before serving thicken with the beaten yolks of three eggs, and half a pint of cream or good milk. A pint of green peas and the tops of asparagus may be added.