Detail View: LUNA: Folger Manuscript Transcriptions Collection: Receipt book of Penelope Jephson [manuscript].

Digital Image File Name: 
127269
Source Call Number: 
V.a.396
Source Title: 
Receipt book of Penelope Jephson [manuscript].
Image Details: 
Part II. When reading Part II, Part I is inverted and reversed.
Source Creator: 
Patrick, Penelope, 1646-1725.
Source Created or Published: 
1671, 1674/5
Physical Description: 
folio 15 verso || folio 16 recto
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
Hamnet Catalog Link: 
http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229432
Transcription: 
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
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.