Then have the tops of sparagus boil'd, and mixed with butter, a little sack, and set them by also.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
See the 'sparagus twigs, my deear.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
Let us imagine ourselves now to be planted in the Sparagus Garden, where if we want anything, it is our own fault.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley