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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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71 Rhubarb & Sena of each 4 drams, Corriander seeds bruised 1/2 an Ounce boyle it again a while & Strain it. to the liquour add a sufficient quantety of Sugar to boyle it to a clear Syrrop. 213 A gentle & pleasant Purge for any Person , D r Dickenson s Leaves of Sena 1 Dram, Cassia fistula together with the Cane 1/2 an Ounce Corriander seeds or comfits a pugill. bruise the seeds & the Cassia & boyle all in near 3 quarters of a pint of Spring Water, till there remains little more then a Quarter of a pint of the Liquour, then strain it through a peice of Clean New flannell, & dissolve in the liquour 1/2 an Ounce of Mana, adding to it 1/2 an Ounce of Orrange juce & the like of syrrop of Violetts. then Clarifie the liquour with the Whites of 2 Eggs. & strain it again through a clean flannell and at last mix to this liquour 2 or 3 drams of strong Cinamon Water; & take it in the Morning. in the Winter Warme it, but in the Summer it may be taken cold. You may in the 1 st boyleing add half a Pippin or the pairings of two./ 214 A Purge for the Spleen Aunt Folkes Leave of Senna beaten into fine pouder 6 Drams, Cream of Tartar pure & clean 1 Ounce, Anniseeds & sweet Fennell seeds each 1 Dram, Cinamon 1/2 a Dram, Sugar of Damask Roses 1 Ounce & 1/2 lett all be beaten find & searced & mixt into a pouder, of w hi ch take a spoonful in a draught of Broath or White Wine./
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