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Image 172, fifth book, folio 87b, receipts 168 (contd) to 174

The fifthe booke.
of eache of these a like muche, washe them cleane, and boyle all these,
and skymme them cleane, and then put to them halfe a pownde of reass
of the sunne* the stones picked out, two dates, with a quarter of a pounde
of small reasons*, and a quarter of an ownce of whole mace, as muche
cynamon unbeate, but broken: & commyn* seede, and annysseedes, as much
of eache as will lye on a tester*, but somewhat more of the annysseedes
than of the commyn seedes: nowe boyle all these together tyll the fleshe
be throughlye sodden*: then take out the fleshe, fruite, rootes and all, and
stampe* them in a morter all to pieces, then put them into the same
broth agayne, and let them boyle untyll it be consumed, so as there is
no moisture lefte, then take them up agayne, and strayne them through
a fayre clothe into a vessell, and so drinke it at times, but chieflye when
you goe to bed, and in the morninge, and before & after meales, and you
muste blowe of the fat, when the brothe is made.
169. An excellent powder for the collicke
and stone verye well proved.
Take coryander seedes, Alexander* seed, saxifrage seede, wilde time seeds, nettle
seede, broome seede, gromell* seede, philipendula* seede, parslye seede, fennell seed,
and the prickes of the thornebacke*, of eache like muche, and then dry all these
together in an oven, then beate them fine, and drinke thereof fasteinge with
malmesye or beere, and eate no meate in an houre after it.
170. To take out a thorne wherewith one is pricked.
If the thorne bee in the hande,etc: take polypodye* fayre stripped, and bruised:
and laye that to the contrarye parte where it was pricked: And unto the
verye place where the thorne entred, take blacke sope* in a wallnut shell, and
laye it thereto, and it shall cause the thorne to be drawne out: for the vertue
of the polypodye is to expell, and the blacke sope to drawe to him.
171. A medicine to cause one to sleepe.
Take popilion*, and womans milke that hath a manchilde, and stirre them toge-
ther in a sawcer, & beinge warme, anoynte the foreheade and temples therewith.
172. A medicine to take awaye the heate, and
shakeinge of an ague.
Take red wine, and milke, of eache like quantitye, and still them on a still
lymbecke*, then drinke it in ale, for it will bee as stronge as aqua composita*.
173. A medicine for bowlinge* legges.
Take twoe ownces of oyle olliffe*, two ownces of unwroughte waxe**, and an
ownce of ceruse*, boyle them all together in a panne, continuallye stirringe
them untyll it bee as blacke as pitche, then take twoe clothes of like bignes
as shall be fit to goe aboute your legges, then put your clothes into the
liquor when it cometh of from the fire, and then as hot as you can get it
out, and spreade it smoothe abroade with your handes, doe, and laye it so
hot as you may suffer to your legges.
174. To alaye the heate of an ague.
Take an handfull of each of these hearbes, succorye*, borrage*, violet leaves,
and halfe

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