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

Digital Image File Name: 
126962
Source Call Number: 
V.a.260
Source Title: 
Miscellany [manuscript].
Image Details: 
Part II. When reading Part II, Part I is inverted and reversed.
Source Created or Published: 
ca. 1613-ca. 1756
Physical Description: 
folio 29 verso || folio 30 recto
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
Hamnet Catalog Link: 
http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=231287
Transcription: 
For the Bite of a Mad Dog Take Rue, sage & wormwood of each a large handfull, 3 large heads of Garlick; bruise them altogether in a Morter: then put in half a pound of stone brim= =stone pounded, 2 ounces of assa foetida, one pound of scraped pewter, one pound of Treacle, or 6 ounces of venice Trecle: put all into 8 Quarts of strong Beer, & boyl it over a gentle fire, 'till it is half wasted, being close cover'd in an earthen Pot. if to a man or woman, half a quarter of a Pint in a morning fasting, three days before & three day after the full of the moon after being Bit. To a horse or Cow, a Quarter of a Pint, to a Dog but 3 spoonfulls. This has been used upwards 30 years & never known to fail. folio 30 recto 30 [A Receipt for the Bite of a Mad dog Take of Native Cinnabar & factitious Cinnabar both ground to an ex- =ceeding fine powder of each 24 Grains, of the strongest Musk 16 Grains rub those togather 'till the Musk is also become fine, & give it all for a Doze in a small Tea cup full of Arrack or Brandy as soon as possible after the Person is bit, & another Doze 30 days after, but if the Person has the symptoms of Madness before he has taken the Medicine, he must take 2 dozes in an hour & half. if the Person be raving he must be held down by force & stopping his nostrils give a little & little in a spoon 'till all is taken. Approved by great success This is to be proportioned according to the age of the Person the above being for a grown Person.]
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.