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Image 169, fifth book, folio 86a, receipts 157 (contd) to 160

The fifthe booke. .fo. 86.
thereto a like quantity of May butter* that is first well clarified, and when
the butter is somewhat well heated, then put it into the licor, and seeth*
them well together tyll it bee somewhat thicke, then put it into a fayre
pot, and use it as you shall have occasion.
158. A way how to expell choller* & malancholy much
used of a verye olde man, whome it did much pfit:
And is verye good for any to use with reason,
and discretion.
Infuse a pottle* of white wine with a little endiffe**, and a penny wayghte*
of rubarbe, and halfe a pennye waighte of agricke*: and put it in a little
linnen cloth, rownde tyed in manner like a bagge so bigge as a nut, and
let it hange in the middest* of the water with a threed poysed** downe
with a ringe of silver or golde: And let it so stand in it twoe or three
dayes, and drinke it at times convenient with ale or wine.
159. A medicine for the pestilence*.
Take sage, rewe, elderleaves,bryer leaves, of each a good handfull: & stamp*
them all together, and strayne them throughe a fayre clothe, with a quarte
of white wine: then take an ownce of white ginger, beaten into small pow-
der, and put it therein, and drinke thereof a spoonefull everye day fastinge
nine dayes together, and after that you have drunke the firste spoonefull,
you are safe for foureteene dayes, but after the nine dayes be past, you
are safe for the whole yeare by the grace of God.
160. A verye excellent and good plaister for
all manner of woundes and sores, etc.
Take bettanye*, planten*, and smallage*, of each of these three hearbes a
pounde of the iuice* of them, and put it into a fayre panne, then take
three ounces of cleane new waxe that came late from the hive, or
honye, and twoe ownces of incens white and cleane, and two ownces of
pitche, and two ownces of cleane rozen*, and melte these all together
by themselves with a softe fire, then put put the iuice of the hearbes to
it: and boyle them all together untyll the iuice be wasted, or well med-
led* in with it, allwayes stirringe it faste : and when it is well medled,
take it from the fire, and strayne it through a clothe, so done take three
ownces of turpentine, and temper* them together, and when it is colde
put it up, and keepe it as golde and silver: This plaister came out
of Gine*: it is the most soveraigne salve in the worlde: it is well
known in Englande: It was had of a Jewe in Florence: It is the
most pretious* healer that maye bee: for it healeth without putting
in any tente* into any wounde whatsoever, bee they never so deepe,
if they bee well looked to: use it thus, take the salve, and chafe it on
your hande, and then spreade it on a clothe, then wash the wounde
everye morninge and eveninge, eyther with white wine or red, and
see that it bee

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