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Image 137, fourth book, folio 70a, receipts 71 (contd) to 76

The fourthe booke. fo. 70.
Liber 4
tallowe, of each like much by weighte, & seeth* them well together
untill that they be righte thicke, & make a playster thereof, & as hot
as the patient may suffer it, lay it to the sore, & remove it not by the
space of a nighte and a daye.
72. A pretious water for eyes, although yt a man had
bene blinde 7 yeares: his eyes not hurte but cleare.
Take Smallage*, rewe, verveine, egrimony, betayne, celidon, alias sal-
or eybrighte endive, Scabias, aventes, howndestongue*[*], effrage, pimpernell, & sage
distill all these hearbes together, with a little urine of a man childe,
and five graynes of frankencense, & drop a litle of this water
every nighte into the blinde mans eyes.
73. Oyle of baye.
Take bay berries, & breake them small in a morter, & meddle them with
good oyle ollyffe*, & set them over the fire, & let them seeth untill that the
scome waxeth greene, & when it is colde, strayne it through a cleane
clothe, and keepe it.
74. A good healeinge playster.
Take of bettayne, m. j. of verbayne, m. j. & of pympernell. m. j. and boyle
these three hearbes in a pottle* of white wine untill that it be wasted**
unto a quarte, & then take lb .j. of newe waxe, & put into ye aforsayde
liquor, & stirre them well together, & when that they are well sodden,
then strayne them through a stronge canvas bagge, & set it over ye fire
to boyle agayne, & when that it beginneth to boyle, then put thereto
of masticke . qa. di & as much of frankencense made into fine powder,
& let them boyle together untill that the wine be consumed, and then
put thereto lb di. Of turpentine, & allwayes be stirring with the sclyse*,
& then let it coole, & when that it is colde, make it in rowles, & keepe
it to thy use, for it is a greate healer, & if that the sore be hot, then
alaye it with white leade.
75. An oyntemente for all sores.
Take boares grease, & the leaves of lorell*[*] & bruise them, & then frye
them together, & strayne it through a canvas clothe & keepe it to
thy use, for it is good for all manner of bruises.
76. A pretious water for all manner of Sores on a mans
legges from the knees downwardes.
Take a gallon of tanne woose,* & doe it over the fire & let it boyle, untill yt
the third part be consumed, & skimme it cleane ever as it boyles, and
when that it is cleane, then take lb j. of the croppes of madder*[*] made
into powder, & of allome roche*. lb a half brent* & made into powder, & when
that the licor boyleth over the fire, put thereto the powder of ye madder
& allome, & let them boyle together the space that thou mayest say the
psalme Misere mei deus*: & then take it from the fire & strayne it
through a

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