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Cookery and medicinal recipes [manuscript].
Part II. When reading Part II, Part I is inverted and reversed.
Pennyman, Dorothy, 1698 or 9-1754, compiler.
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33 91 For the Spleen, a Purge & a Pouder Take of the leaves of Senna beaten into fine pouder 6 Drams; Cream of Tartar pure, & clean 1 Ounce; Aniseeds & sweet fennell seeds of each 1 Dram; of Sugar of Damask Roses 1 Ounce & 1/2; let all be beaten fine & searced & made into a pouder of w hi ch take a Spoonful in a draught of Broath or White Wine./ The Pouder Take of Rhubarb 2 drams; Elicampane & Single Peiony roots each 1 dram; White = sugar = candy 4 Ounces; sweet fennell = seeds, 1 Ounce; pouder & Sift all fine, & grate in a Nuttmeg; mix all well toge = ther, & keep it in a Pott very close & dry./ take of this pouder in a Morning fasting as much as will lye on a sixpence, & drink soon after some warme Broath. This is good for any kind of Spleen, Windy or or Rhvematick, Humours; & inward Obstructions. it may be taken at all times of the day, as after Meat &c 92 Against Convulsions fitt, for Man Woman or Infants w hi ch Lady Drake highly commends for a Glister Make Possett drinke of Milke & Ale, then take a Chicken & kill it & take out the Gutts hott, w hi ch put into the possett drinke with a Spring of Rue-, another of Wormwood; boile all these together very well, & when You have strained give it. if you would have it worke you must put sugar in it./
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