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Image 138, fourth book, folio 70b, receipts 76 (contd) to 81

The fourthe booke.
through a cleane clothe, & keepe well that water, & when that thou
wille use it, then make a rowle of canvas as broade as thy hande, &
as longe as thou mayest rowle it from thy foote unto thy knee, & wet
that roler in that water, & looke that the roler be throughe wet, &
then rowle thy sicke legge as strayghte as thou mayest rowle it, & doe
this three times on the daye, & it shall make thy legge small in his
kinde, & fret away all the deade fleshe, although that there were an
hundred holes in the legge, or a moremale, & make whole the legge for
ever, wthout any salve, plaister, or unguente, & that in shorte time.
77. A good oyntemente for all sores.
Take honye & oyle ollyffe* an. j. pinte, & lb di of newe waxe, and sheeps
tallowe, and lb di of frankencense, boyle them together by the space of
an howre: and then it is made.
78. A good oyntment for the gowte.
Take lb di of Sope, & lb di of honye, & lb di of bores greace, & make there-
of an oyntemente, & anoynte the sore places.
79. A good playster for the gowte after that it is
anoynted with the oyntement yt goeth before.
Take lb j. of bores greace, j. lb of the powder of commyn*, lb di of hony, lb di
of blacke sope, & 30 common oyons, & a gallon of pysse, & looke that thou
doe seethe the onyons & the pysse together untill that the onyons bee all
sodden, & then medde them with ye things aforesayde, & braye* them all toge-
ther in a morter, & make a playster thereof, & lay it to the sore place.
80. An unguente which is good for bruises, and
for a runninge gowte.
Take the iuice of Savon*, & violets an. With swines greace & grinde them
together in a morter, & then put them together into an earthen pot, and
set it by the space of three weekes in some place to putrifye, & after yt
put all the matters into a cleane basin, & set that basin in-a panne, or
upon a panne with cleane water over the fire (but look that there come
no water into the basin) & make the panne with the water to boyle, so that
through the heate of the water the stuffe in the basin may melte, & when
that it is molten, then strayne it through a cloth, & keepe it in boxes.
81. Of the vertues of gentian.
Tis pit[eous?] that so rari Gentian cut in small pieces, if it be swallowed in without drinke in the
[?][?] Simple should morninge, or at nighte goeing to bed, it doth prevayle agaynste ye pose, ye
bee so [?lye] [?used], has to payne of the stomacke, & the rewme, it drives away the dropsye, ye short-
bee cut in peeces nes of breathe, pensiveness, & sigheinge & it doth profit agaynst ye spleene,
the diseases of the breaste & necke, & it is much avayleable agaynste
the biteings & prickeings of any mad & venemous beastes,& agaynst
theire stingeings if it be made in powder, & the quantities of a dramme
taken in wine: it is of a very hot qualitye, & of taste bitter if it growe in
marishe* or lowe grounde, it doth suppresse the griefes of the stomacke,
liver, spleene,

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