Fresh herbs are a definite bonus and I would really recommend growing your own if you can. A window box will do but fresh sage is a must for this one.
Butter (not a substitute)
So readily all year round and can be used with (not only) Geese, Duck and Pork but also with Chicken and Turkey for the ultimate Victorian Sunday roast or Christmas dinner and beats the pants of any of the dried stuffing mixes you can buy…
From Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management