Detail View: LUNA: Folger Manuscript Transcriptions Collection: Autograph letter signed from William Pitt, Westminster, to John Pitt the eldest of Blandford, [Dorset], his father [manuscript]. || Receipt book [manuscript].

Digital Image File Name: 
123214
Source Call Number: 
V.a.140
Source Title: 
Autograph letter signed from William Pitt, Westminster, to John Pitt the eldest of Blandford, [Dorset], his father [manuscript]. || Receipt book [manuscript].
Source Creator: 
Pitt, William, fl. 1595, correspondent.
Source Created or Published: 
1594/95 March 15 || compiled ca. 1600
Physical Description: 
folio 28 verso (bottom) || folio 29 recto
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
Hamnet Catalog Link: 
http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=231384
Transcription: 
the booke & the boxes with this folio 29 recto 29 Those that be infected. *Let them drincke iij sponefulls of this water with a litle tr[a]iacle or [met] metrodatum Those not infected maye drincke so muche of the same to avoide the infeccion without triacle or metrodatum, [To] Those that are in health & feare the Infeccion, Let them drincke iij sponefuls of vineger euerye morninnge with the poulder of bolarmoniack yt ys verye good to ayer your houses with vineger & rose water caste vpon a hoate tyle or fier panne myxed together. and all your people hole & sicke to receyve the fume therof in to their mouth & nostrels. * for the plague take a greate hard onion the reddest you can gett & slyce it then take a pinte of white wyne & a pinte of Ale & sett it on the fyer put into it the onion & ij penniwoorth of treacle & a [h] halpeny woorth of saferon boyle all those to the halfe then strayne them then put into the liquor id of damask rose water & id of balme water & a spoonefull of salett oyle, & then let it have a walme [over] on the fyer, & then [the] lett the partie greived drincke thereof a good draught warme, fastinge, in the morninge & last at night & it will by godes helpe expell the plague. when the sore is come out anoynte it with oyle of white lillies of the garden warme at the fyer and when the sore is broken, playster it & tente it with englyshe honie the youlke of an egg, flower & a little grounsell stamped & strayned and mingled to a [salf] salve./ 45
Credit: 
Transcriptions made by Shakespeare’s World volunteers (shakespearesworld.org), participants in EMROC classes and transcribathons (emroc.hypotheses.org), participants in Folger paleography classes and transcribathons, and Folger docents.