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Image 127, fourth book, Folio 65a, receipts 37 to 39

The fourthe booke fo 65
Liber 4.
for a wounde, it worketh much the more.
37. Here followeth the making of the privy oyle.
Sanguis draconis*
Take mirrhe, aloes epatic*, spikenarde*, [??] , frankencens, Sarcins
fleshe* .j. amumia*, bdelium*, seede of baume, gumme armeniac*, sercacoll*,
masticke, saffron, gumme Arabic, Storax liquida* an. ℥.2 labdanum castor*
an.℥.2 & di. muske, ℥ di. turpentine as much as of all ye reste, & then make
powder of all them of all them will be powdered, & mixe them with the turpentine, &
distill them in a glasse, as thou wouldest distill water of roses, & keepe it in
a stronge glasse. This oyle keepeth the substance of humors that bee good,
& also the limmes & the spirituall substaunce of synewes, & it keepeth
deade bodies from rottinge, medled with the water of roses, & anoynte all
the backe from the neke downe to the raignes*, & it maketh a leane bodye
fatt, & if the backe be anoynted therewith before the axys, it healeth the
quartayne* & other fevers, & it is good for him that may not speake & for
the riseing up of the mother, & for the falling sicknes, to be put into the
patients nose, & into his eares, & to be dronken with wine, it is good a=
gaynst Sorrowe, & comfortable for all diseases both hot and colde.
38. A plaister for the moremall*.
Take greene wallnuts, & clense them from the skynnes, & a little blacke
pitch, & grinde them together in the manner of an oyntement, and put
thereto quicke silver* mortified as much as thou wilte, and after as ye
legge it moiste or drye, & if it be harde, temper it with a little commyn
oyle as neede is, & every morninge wash the sore with a litle whyte
wine, then anoynte the sore with the said oyntemente, & then laye
planten leaves upon, & this doe every daye untill that he be whole.
39. The golden plaister of Padwaye.*
Take litarge of golde* .lb.4. & breake it into powder, & then take .lb.3. of
oyle olliffe*, that is three pintes, then put that oyle into an earthen panne,
& set it over a fire of charcoale without flame or smoke: & when that the
oyle is hot, put thereto the litarge, ever stirringe it that it cleave not to
the bottome, & seeth* them together by the space of two howres or more, untill
that it be thicke, & when that it ariseth up aboute the panne, for goeinge
over take a litle vineger & cast thereon, & anon it will goe downe, and
after take it from the fire, & as oft as it doth arise up, caste therein vi=
neger at each time a spoonefull, & when that it allmost colde, caste
thereon the third spoonefull of veneger, & then make it up in rowles for
it will be harde, & if it be too softe, you may seeth it the more: & if it be
too harde put thereto more oyle, & it is made: & assaye it as thou doest
the plaister of plumbe*, this must be made without** the house in an ear=
then panne, & this plaister will heale all broken thinges, as bones bro=
ken, & bruised: you must spreade it upon leather, & lay to the fore, with=
out takeinge awaye untill the plaister fall of by it selfe, & then without
doubte it is whole.
A plaister

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