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Image 308 (unnumbered folio), two receipts

To Cure a Dropsy
Take Six Gallons of Ale pretty strong, but little Hopt*,
Then take Alexander, Red Sage, Scurvey=Grass, Grundivy*
and the Long green Leaves of Flower de luce, of each Two
Handfulls Bruse these well, and Boil them well in Ale, then
Strain it out, and when ’tis Cool Work it as other Ale
put it in your Vessell, and when ’tis clear drink of it in
a Morning fasting and Drink no other Drink except White
Wine, sometimes drink good draughts of it at a time
To Make Ink
Get one pound of the Best Gauls*, half a pound of Copperas*,
A Quarter of a pound of White Sugar Candy*,
Bruse the Gauls and Beat your Ingredients Fine, and Infuse
them all in three quarts of White Wine or Rain Water, and let
them stand hot by the Fire 3. or 4. days then put all into
a New Pipkin*, set it on a Slow Fire, so as not to Boil
keep it frequently stirring, and let it stand Five or Six
Hours, till one quarter is Consumed, and when cold strain
it thro’ a clean Coarse piece of Linnen, Bottle it and keep
it for Use –
Gauls 1 lb
Copperas ½ lb
White Sugar Candy ¼ lb
White Wine or Rain Water 3. Quarts

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Transcribed by LF and JW