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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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of the Hands, & the Bottoms of the Feet, & rubed in by the fire as hott as the person can bear it, & this doe for 3 or 4 Nights at Bed time./ A Shift boiled in a Kettle of Water with a Quarter; or half a pound of flower of Brimstone & worne 21 days will cure alone. some will to make more sure anoint also with Brimstone & Butter. jt is a good way before You put on the Shift to be well washed & rubed 3 Nights together in a Bath (as hott as may be borne) made of Burdock Roots boiled in a Pott of Water till they are mash. what ever method You take it is best to take first for a few mornings Brimstone & Milk. & at the going off to be Blooded & well purged. 131 A gentle Purge, to be taken at any time with Safety, and what Mama always took when She was with Child Boile 4 Ounces of good Currants, in a Quart of good Fountain water. till it comes to a Pint. then strain them, & in this Pint of Decoction infuse 1 dram of good sena leaves without the Stalks. If you Boile it in the Morning it will be ready to take at Night going to Bed. & a Coffey Cup then taken will worke jently in the Morning. you must cover it when You put in the Sena [tel] & keep it close covered till it is cold./ 132 A Purge to worke Iently w hi ch Papa has tried . A dram of Sena; ten grains of Salt of Tartar; half a dram of Liquorish shaved thin; in a Quarter of a Pint of Spring Water Cold. Infuse it all Night & in the Morning strain it from the ingredients, & take it./
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