To Roast the Landrail or Corn-Crake

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By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

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This delicate and excellent bird is in its full season at the end of August and early in September, when it abounds often in the poulterers’ shops. Its plumage resembles that of the partridge, but it is of smaller size and of much more slender shape. Strip off the feathers, draw and prepare the bird as usual for the spit, truss it li