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Image 181, sixth book, Folio 92a, receipts 4 to 6

.fo . 92
The Sixthe Booke
Both into verye fine powder, as fine as flowre, & caste out the drosse, then
take fowre* ownces** or lesse of white wine vineger, forownces [?] of Barrowes***
greace, or oyle olyve, or oyle of roses, or els take halfe of the grease, and
the other halfe of the oyle: Then mixeinge all these things together wthout
any heate of the fire, you must rubbe them with a spatula, or broad knife,
or some other thinge, in a porrenger*, or smh like thinge, a long while
tyll they bee incorporate, and no vineger seene.
4. The oyle of a red dogge.
Take an handfull of wormewoode*, an handfull of rewe**, an handfull of ***ver-
ven, an handfull of maydenheare*, an handfull of **Spike, two handfulls of
bline nettles, an handfull of white nettles, and an handfull of red nettles,
an handfull of house snayles*, and an handfull of other snayles, and twoe
pownde* of freshe greace, then take a red dogge, & strangle him, and flea
of his skynne*, so that you may roaste him, and when your hearbes**, snails,
and greace is well beaten together, stuffe the belly of the dogge full, &
sowe it close, and take the oyle that droppes from the dogge: it is excellet*
for anye ache, & so keep it in a glasse for your use. Probatum est*.
5. A verye good water approved for a canker, or to
washe anye sore olde or newe, & to staye an hot,
burninge, or scaldinge humor.
Take a quarte* or a pottle** of fayre runninge water, then take woodbine
leaves an handfull, bramble leaves, honysuckles, sage, & cellendine m;is
of each a like quantitye, but lesse of the cellendine: and a fewe croppes
of rosemarye, then let your water with your hearbes on a softe fire in an
earthen pot to boyle easilye, and when it is halfe consumed, put thereinto
halfe an ownce of roche allome*, a little honye, & let it boyle a litle more, &
so put it into a fayre glasse to keepe it for your use: but if the sore or cut
be troubled with an hot burninge, or scaldinge humor, then take ye water
which the smythes coole theire water in, irone in, seeth* it, & skymme** it
well before you put in your foresayde hearbes, & the better to alaye the
heate, put a litle houseleeke* thereunto, with a litle honye.
6. A very good salve for all sores, both to
heale and drawe approved.
Take lillie leaves, campion leaves, valerian, selfeheale*, otherwise, Chickeweed**
hearbegrace*, dandalion, daysies leaves & rootes, smallage**, marygoldes, grou=***
cell, chickeweede, mercurye, ragworte leaves, *planten leaves, **Henbane leves
wormewoode, mugworte, and rybworte*[*], of each a litle quantitye, & wash
all these leaves cleane, & slynge* them with a linnen cloth tyll they be
drye, then shred or choppe them all together, then put them into a
boll, and put to them a good quantity of freshe hoggs greace or May*
butter ( if you may have it) for it is verye good, & so stirre them all
together untill the hearbes be browne, then strayne it through a linnen
clothe, and keepe it for as soveraigne* a salve as can be, and if you
lyke to have

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