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Image 097, third book, folio 50a, receipts 13 (contd) to 16

is of cookerye. fo. 50.
Liber 3.
your past of wafers, & streeke* it abroade as even as you can, & pinch ye stuf
aboute, as though there were an edge thereupon, & then put a paper under it,
& set it on a fayre boarde, & lay a latten* bason over it, the bottome upwards,
& then lay burning coales upon the bottome of the bason, & sometimes lifte up
the bason to see how it baketh, & then if it happen to be browne, or to burne too
fast in some places, lay papers as broade as the place is upon it, & thus wth
tending you shall bake one in a quarter of an howre, & when it is baked, put
on your golde, & by skets*, & sticke in longe comfictes**, but or ever you bake
it, you must cast on fine sugar, & rose water, & ye will make it to crushe
like yse*.
14. To make rosa solis* water.
Take a gallon of the best aquacomposita* you ? can get, & put it into a gallon
glasse, & put thereunto a pottle* of the hearbe called rosa solis well picked, &
set it in the sunne 3 or 4 dayes being close stopte, then take an ? cynamon
bruised, i ? of ginger bruised, a quarter of i ? of whole mace, 3 spoonefuls
of annisseeds bruised, two stickes of licoris scraped & bruised, i lb of white su=
gar candye, 20 dates cut in small peices, & put them into an other gallon glas,
& put thereunto your aquacomposita strayned from the rosa solis, & so let it
stand till you have an occasion to occupye it.
15. Doctor Stephen his water.
Take a gallon of good Gascoigne wine, then take ginger, gallingall*, cynamon,
nutmegs, cloves, annisseedes, fennell seede, carraway seede, of every of them
like much (1) a drame, then take sage, redmints*, roses, time, pellitorye of the
wall, rosemarye, wilde time, cammamyll, & the flowers of small lavender, & for
lacke of the flowers take ye leaves, of each of these an handfull, bray* ye spices
small, & stampe* the hearbes likewise, & put them all into ye wine, & let it stand
so 12 howres, stirring it divers times, & then still it by a lymbecke*, and keep the
first water by it selfe, for it is best, then keepe the second water, for it is good,
but not so good as the firste.
16. Aqua mirabilis, et praetiosa*.
Take gallingall*, cloves, quibibis*, ginger, melilot*, cardimonia*, mace, & nutmegs,
of each a drame, & of the juice of Sellendine* 4 ?, & mingle all these powders
with this juice, in a pinte of aquavitae* & 3 pints of good white wine, & put
all these together in a still of glasse, & let it stand so all nighte, & on the
morrowe still it with an easye fire.
This water is of a secret nature, it dissolveth the lungs without any grievace,
it conserveth youth in her estate, it expelleth venime* mightelye, & profiteth
the stomacke very muche, it healeth & comforteth ye lunges mightely being
wounded or perished, & suffereth not the bloude to putrifie, but multipliethe
the same into a greate quantitye, that allmost you shall never neede to bee
let bloude, it suffereth not the bloud to be brente*, nor melancholy to arise,
nor to have domination above nature, it gendreth a good coloure, preserveth
the beautye from blemish & witherednes, it keepeth memory, & destroyeth
the palsye,

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Transcribed by ALB and RMS