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Receipt book of Penelope Jephson [manuscript].
Part II. When reading Part II, Part I is inverted and reversed.
Patrick, Penelope, 1646-1725.
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folio 15 verso || folio 16 recto
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24 Elder Berry Ale Take half an hogshed of strong Ale, a peck of ripe Elderberries well pickt, two pennyworth of Ginger, as much of Mace & cloves & Nutmugs. When the wort is boild put all the ingredients into it, and let them boil well all together. Let it work as other plain Ale. putt into it half a pound of hops, because it is not usuall to drink it till spring Strain it like other Ale. M r Vernons oyntm en t for Aches & pains, or sore breasts 25 Take a pound of May butter & clarify it, then take of red Sage, parsly, smallage, featherfew, Nip-adders tongue, raw Callamint of each one handfull, and a little Cammomile. Cutt all these small with a knife, and boil all together one hour in the butter over a gentle fire, still stirring it. Then take it off, and strain it into a pott. The Gentian Water 26 Take one Gallon of White wine, four ounces of Gentian, twenty four ounces of Centaury; stamp them all together; and then put the wine 16 to them, & let them soak together five dayes. Then distill them in a Rose still. keep the water in a close vessell, & when you use it drink 2. or 3. spoonfulls morning & evening. The Vertues puts off Imposthumes, gives a good colour, resisteth the plague, breakes the stone in the reines, is good ag ain st the Spleen purges [coll] choler & corrupt blood, cleareth the eye sight &c. v. 32* A glister for the piles 27. Take the yolk of a new laid Egge in a spoon, and stirr to it as much Ve nice Turpentine as the spoon will hold. Then stirr it together with half a pinte of New Milk warm from the Cow, and give this clyster no warmer
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