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Image 146, fourth book, folio 74b, receipts 125 to 130

The fourthe boooke
125. For the collicke* that cometh by winde in ye bellye.
Take an harde onyon, & cut a good hole in the toppe, fill it full of pepper,
cover it & roste it in ye embers till it be softe, then take it & binde it to the
patients navell as hot as he may suffer it. Probatum est*.
126. A medecine for the ache in the legge,
though the partye goe cripplewise.
Take three sheepes heades with the gether*, & seeth** them all three untill the
fleshe be consumed, & then strayne them, & let the patient set his legges in
the licor as hot as he may suffer it, & hee shall be whole. Probatum est.
127. A medicine for ye heade ache.
Take camomyll, vervayne, lettice, betonye*, wormewoode, of each an hand-
full, & seeth them in a pinte of vineger unto halfe a pinte, & put thereto
commyn* seede beaten to powder, & stirre them together, & a litle bath the
heade, separate the hayre with your fingers, & binde the hearbes to the
temples, to the foreheade, and to the hinder partes of the heade, & thus
doe three times. Probatum est.
128. For the colde & hoarsenes.
Take an harde onyon or more, & roste them well, & then eate them with
sallet oyle*. Probatum est.
129. For the rume.
Take a quantity of licoras*, scrape it & slice it, & put it into an earthen pot,
& then put hysop water unto it untill it be a good inch above the licoras, &
then let it simper on the fire untill that three partes of it be sodden* awaye,
then strayne it & put it into a little earthen panne, & set it in the sunne whereas
it may have the full heate, & where no dust nor rayne may come to it, and
set it in the sunne dayly untill it be so harde that you may temper* it like
waxe, & then make it into what forme you wish, & then set it in ye sunne
agayne, that it may be harde & dry: this must be done in ye latter end of Julye.
130. For the eyes.
The iuice of pimpernell must be dropte into the eyes, if for a man, yt which
beareth a red flower: if for a woman, that which beareth a white flower.
Probatum est.
Heere endeth this booke.

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Transcribed by JM and CW