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Image 029, first book, folio 15a; receipts 38 to 41.

The firste booke fo. 15.
Liber 1
A medicine for all manner diseases as gouts
aches & running goutes 38.
Take a lapfull of rewe, as much hysop, as much water mynts, as
much arsesmarte*, & boyle them all together in fayre water, in a
greate vessell, till the colour of the hearbes be chaunged cleane, then
have a bathfat* readye, & in the middest a stoole with a round hole,
as bigge as the palme of your hande, and under the feete of ye patient
a footstoole, so that he touch no water then put the bayles* on ye fatte***
& put clothes on the bayles to keepe in the heate: then put in ye water
seething hot then let the patient sit over the stoole uprighte even
over the hole, an houre if he may endure so long & in the season of
the sweate, let the patient rubbe himselfe with his owne hands where
his cheife griefe is or lyeth: And if the patient forbeare to drinke it
is the better: but if he be compelled to drinke, then let him drinke
stale ale* with a toste, after that let him to lye downe in a warme bed,
& then let him eate [???] cassia fistula*, drawene water belong-
eth to a laske* & wth ye grace of God he shal recover & have his health.
To asswage the stinging of an adder, or any
other venemous beaste 39.
Take shell snayles in summertime they keepe in gardens & in ye winter
time most in olde houses, breake the shells & lay the snayles in a dish
& pricke them with a pinne, so that the oyle of them may come or fall
from them, & anoynte the patiente with the same oyle wth a feather,
& as the oyle drinketh in so use it allwayes, & where you maye
percieve the place that ye sting was in, take one of ye snayles unpri-
cked, & lay it to the place: & allwayes beware that the swellinge
rise not to the heartewarde therefore let the place that is stonge lye
higher then the heade, & take a good quantitye of good treacle & spread
it on a linnen cloth of the bredth of an unche*, & bind it aboute yt place
where the sting is, towardes ye bodye, to preserve the swelling from ye harte,
if you give ye pty some methredatome* to eate it wilbe the better.
To take out the fire of a burning or scaldinge. 40.
Take the white of new layd egges, after ye quantity that the sore is, and
put it in a pewter dish & with a stone of roch allome* labour it about ye
dish till it come to a frothe, then take a fine linnen cloth & wet it in fine
oyle oliffe or for lacke of it froth greace or butter, & lay it nexte the
sore, then lay the froth upon the same cloth: & foure time dress it eve-
ning & morninge, & in that space ye fire will be out.
A soveraigne medicine for a burning or a scaldinge
called mother Cammockes* medicine. 41.
Take in May of dayseyes the rootes leaves & flowers, an handfull, & as
much of the inner barke of elders, of bryers such as beare the berries
a quarter of an handfull, & bruise them well in a mortar, then put
thereunto j lb; of clarifyed May butter mingle them together, & so set
them on ye fire

Note: No folio 14; this page seems to have been missing when the book was bound

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Transcribed by JW and LF