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Image 124, fourth book, folio 63b, Receipts 32 (contd) to 35.

The fourthe booke.
when a man feeleth not his lymbes, & it is good for the palsye.
33. To make mellicratu, a very excellent & noble drinke
for ye breast, & ye pyppes & for shortenes of winde.
Take lb.8. of fayre water, & lb .j. of honye, & .℥.2. of good cynamon & boyle
it to a pottle, & skymme it cleane at the beginninge, and looke that thy
cynamon be in small pieces, & it will make cleare drinke & gentle.
34. An unguente to heale all manner of
veynes & synewes yt be crooked.
Take a quarte of oyle olliffe*, one pinte of pure vineger, & lb .j. of ye hearbe
called gratia dei,* & boyle them together untill the halfe be wasted, & then
take it from the fire, & take out the hearbe & stampe* it, & put it
agayne thereto, & stirre it well together, & when that it is colde
put it in boxes.
35.Oleum benedictum. Blessed oyle.
This oyle is called one of the secrets of the philosophers, which is good
for all colde sicknesses, & is more subtyll, hotter, & more perfecte in all
colde causes then balme, & sooner it departeth evills. A droppe thereof
dropped or layde in the hande soone spreadeth abroade, it is good agaynst
the Stone, & all sicknesses in the bladder, come[?nc]eing of colde, it bringeth
for the urine longe withholden, & colde humors & openeth all ye passages,
where that anye stoppeinge is in mans bodye: allso it is good agaynst the
gowte scyatyca, & for the akeinge of the ioyntes*, & for the backe allso a plai=
ster made thereof & armoniacke dissolveth the imposthume of ye splene,
in shorte space, allso it is good for all harde imposthummes*, & for all cold
imposthummes of the eares, & if there be any wormes in the eyes it
slayeth them, allso it is good for the palsie, & for the quakeinge of limmes,
& for the crowkinge of the mouthe anoynted & dronke. Allso this oyle
cast upon the matrice* of a woman, it skowres the menstrous, & brings
forth that which is begotten deade or quicke: this oyle openeth the vaynes:
a litle of this oyle put into the Sirrop of roses puryeth the lungs of all
colde humors, & it is good for them that are shorte breathed: allso it is
marveilous good for the water that falleth downe into a mans eyes, and
teares that flowe to them, allso it is good for colde [?veinns], & for the
biteinge of scorpions, & it is good for them that have drunke orryn*, which
is a gumme that is stronge poyson, or the seed of henbane, & if a fisher
anoynt his net therewith, it will cause a greate multitude of fishes to gather
about ye net, & ye makeinge of the sayde oyle followeth:
Take tilestones that are red, of the most oldest that you can get, & if you
can get none that are olde, take then of the newest, & looke that they
be such as never have taken anye water or moysture since they were
anneyled firste, & then breake them into small gobbits, but not over-
small, & then heate them in the fire untill that they be white hot, and
then quench them in old oyle oliffe, or in oyle of lawrell that is the
better, & they must be often heated, & quenched, untill that they bee
blacke wthin,

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