Detail View: LUNA: Folger Manuscript Transcriptions Collection: Receipt book [manuscript].

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Receipt book [manuscript].
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compiled ca. 1600
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folio 17 verso || folio 18 recto
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FSL collection
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*How to finde a Person Drowned that hather bin sought for To doe this, take a white loafe, & cast the same into the water nere the suspected place, and it will forthwith go Derectly ouer the Deade body & ther stil abide, bi which yow maye well finde the [ded] dead body. * To geue a colour to golder Take the heares of a man to the bignesse of a finger, & laye them vpon quicke coales, & holde your golde ouer them with a payre of tongues. * To take spots of oyle from parchment or white paper Take sheepes bones and burne them, and make them into pouder and rubbe the spot [or] on both sydes with the same pouder, & laye it so betwine tow bourdes in a presse the space of a night and the spot shall awaye. * To keepe all maner of yron, or steele cleane, ne allso all maner of instrumentes of warre Take leade filed very small, and put it in a potte with oyle Olyue, vntill it couer it, leauinge it so nine dayes together: Then anoynt with the same oyle, harnesse, swordes, yron or steele, and it shall neuer rust. The grease of neates foote sodden is allso good for the same. 34 folio 18 recto 18 * for to know a secret or hydeen Dysease of any man & to heale the same Take a yonge whelpe that yet sucketh, and let him lye night & daye with the man the space of thre dayes, duringe the which time the pacient shall take milke in his mouth, and spite in to the whelpes mouth. then take the sayde whelpe and cleaue him in peeces, & yow shall knowe the sicke parte of the man by that of the Dogge, which you shall see either infected or whole & sounde for certaynelye the whelpe Draweth to him selfe the secret & hidden Disease where of he dieth, and the man shall be healed, & you must burye the dogge. * Agaynst the bloodye fluxe. Take milke, & quenche whot flinte stones in it, or els some whot iron & that Done Dyuers times, geue it to drinke vnto the pacient (prouided that he haue not the ague, & he shall be healed. * Agaynst the brusinge of the face by a fall Take the [rind] rinde or barke of a Radishe roote, and braye it well, and wipe it with Honnye, and annointe the place, & it will heale yow. * To make a mans nayles growe incontinent which be fallen of Take the herbe called Cinkefoyle, & braye it with any grease: And laye it vpon the place, & the nayle will come agayne incontinent 35
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