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Image 205, seventh book, folio 105a, receipts 1 to 5

The seaventh booke.
.fo. 105
Heere beginneth the seaventh booke, taken out of a booke* intituled,
A thousande notable thinges of sundrye sortes*
1. To helpe synewes.
Aquavitae* being outwardlye applyed, doth helpe very well the synewes & muscles,
& all other partes of the bodye tormented or payned of a colde cause, with his
heateinge strength and swifte penetration.
2. To helpe chipped lippes.
If one use to rubbe chapped or roughe lippes, with the sweate behinde theire
eares, it will make them fine, smoothe, & well coloured: a thinge proved.
3. To helpe deafenes.
Earthwormes fryed with goose grease, then streynde*, and a litle thereof dropt
warme into the deafe or payned eare, doth helpe the same, you must use it
halfe a douzen times at the leaste. This is true.
4. To helpe the spleene.
Anthonius Benevenius* an excellent phisitian, doth glorie, that hee with the water
wherein smythes did quench their hot and burninge irons, giveing the same
often to drinke, & with the eateinge of capers, did perfectlye heale a citizen
of Florence, that had the griefe & swellinge of ye spleene seaven yeares.
5. To make a horse fall downe deade.
Adders tongue* wrapte in virgin waxe, & put into the lefte eare of any horse,
it makes the horse to fall downe to the grownde, as though he were deade: &
when it is taken out of his eare, it doth not onelye waken him, or waken
him, but allso it makes him more livelye or quicke. Mizaldus* writes this
of the reporte of an Englishe man.
6. To get a pretious stone out of a snake.
If a water snake bee tyed by the tayle with a corde, and hanged up, & a vessell
full of waater set under the sayde snake, after a certayne time he will avoyde
out of his mouth a stone, which stone being taken out of the vessell, he drinkes
up all the water: let this stone bee tyed to the bellye of them that have the
dropsye, and the water will bee exhausted or drunke up, and it fullye and
wholelye helped the partye that hath ye sayd dropsye. Jacobus Hollerius*.
7. How to keepe wine from thunder.
Ofte thunder doth turne & chaunge wines marvelouslye, but if ye wines
bee then in cellers, being paved, & the walles of stone, they take lesse harme
then in bourded cellers: therefore it is good before such tempests or thunder,
to laye a plate of iron with salte, or flinte stones upon the sayde vessells
with wine. Leuinius Lemnius* by Mizaldus reporte.
8. To knowe who shall have the palsye.
They will have the palsye or be so that they cannot move themselves, or will be
given to tremble, in whose nativities the moone is in an angle with Saturne:
Saturne then beinge under the beames of the sunne combuste. Lykewise if ye
sixth house, & the Lorde thereof bee infortunate of Saturne without the aspect
of a good planet. Jatromath. Guat. Ryff.*
9. To take awaye a worme.

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