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Image 125, fourth book, folio 64a, Receipt 35 (contd)

The fourthe booke. fo 64
Liber 4.
blacke within, & then make powder of them so quenched, & put them into
a good vessell of glasse with the oyle that is lefte of the quenching of them,
if there be anye left els, put thereto more oyle, so that the oyle cover the
powder of the tilestones a finger thicke, & then take castor*, Spickenarde*,
or rew*, & grinde them all together, & mingle them with the powder afore=
sayde, & stop well the mouth of the vessell, & set it in a dunghill 25 days,
& then take it up, & set thereon a lymbecke & distill it, at the beginninge
with a little fire, & after strengthen the fire untill that it come, the first
that cometh is righte good, keepe it by it selfe & the second is much better,
keepe it by it self, & the third is best of all, & it is of red coloure, & keepe
that by it self, for though all they be good, yet the redest is most strongest of
Savoure, & the most subtillest in substance; if that a piece of iron be annoin=
ted therewithall, & touch any fire, anon it will burne, the practise of this
oyle is such, that it slayeth wormes on this manner, heate this oyle a
litle in a shell of an egge or otherwise, & when that it is lukewarme,
drop a little thereof ofte times into the eare in which a worme is in, & it
will slea her, for in this manner whereforever the wormes be, either
in the eares, or in the wombe, it shall slay them, or els where in anye
place: allso it will breake the stone in the bladder in this wise, take the
outmoste skynne of the parsely roote, or of the fennell roote, or ye seede
of parslye or fennell, & grommell* Seede both the mallowes* & fenecreke*,
if thou mayst get it, & boyle them al in water, & strayne them through
a clothe, & if thou have a quarte of this water so strayned, put thereto
one ownce of the sayde oyle, & drinke thereof lukewarme tastinge,or an houre
& halfe after meate, or beinge in a bath, & doeth it often untill that the
stone be broken & wasted, & if that the sicke bodye be yonge, drye, & leane
then give it him to drinke in Summer with the decoction of the foure colde
seedes*, & lettice seede, & of the mallowes aforesayd, of each like much,
allso it is good for sicknesses in the bladder, when that it cometh of cold,
& that may be perceived, when that the patient feeleth no heate in that
parts, nor in his urine, & he is eased with heate, & diseased with cold & if
that he feele himselfe colde aboute the Share*, that is ye most certaynest
token, & if there be any corruption of flesh & bloude, or any superfluitye
congealed in the bladder, then thou shalt give to him a quantity of ye saide
oyle with the water of honye: but beware least there be any wounds
an new in the raygnes*, for olde woundes dread thee nothinge, allso if that
the patient agaynst his will pisse or make water in his bed, then give him
this oyle to drinke with wine of the decoction of rewe*, castor*, cupile*,
gladme seed*, mirrhe*, & incense*, & anoynte his privy members oftentimes
with that oyle, allso this oyle bringeth fourth urine of cold humors, or mat=
ter of bloud congealed, or of the stone witholden in the necke of ye bladder:
allso it is good for them which have ache of any cold humor, or payne in
the eares, & for all other members: & for the palsye & for ye quakeinge or
shakeing of any member, & for the draweinge aside of the mouthe, in this
manner anoynte the member that is sore of any of these 3 passions, that
is to saye

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