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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 35 verso || folio 36 recto
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82 How to make the Snaile water 8  2 Coz in Henshaw Take of Angelica, nettles, tops & roots, Bearsfoot rind of Barbery trees, reddock roots ^ Alehoof of each two handfulls; of Rue one handfull; one ounce of Rosemary flowers, one ounce of Cowslips one one ounce of Clove gilliflowers, four ounces of hartshorn, 4. ounces of Ivory: of ^Nutmugs Cloves turmericks & fengreke seeds of each one ounce [soar] . A quart of Garden worm [s] & a peck of Snails. Put the Snails into a pot w i th Spear - = mint & sage shifting the m w i th fresh herbs twise in a day [& nights] for 2 daies together. Wash the worms in a little beer wipe the m dry & break the shells of the Snails being first wiped clean Put all these Ingredience into six quarts of [Strong Ale] new milk & six quarts of sack. Put to this six pennyworth of saffron. Distill in a Limbick [of] or cold still, which you pleas. paste [to] your still up close & keep wet cloths on the top of it continually put into every bottle of water two ounces of white sugger candy (if you think it too hot with sack you may still it only w i th milk) Drink of it every morning a quorter of a pinte warm or could, It s very good against the Consumtion, Put in an ounce of Anniseeds & licorice; all sorts of dryed flowers is good. 83 a Lime Water good to wash any green wood 84 or green sow, or ones mouth for the Scurvy 36 Take a strong new, earthen pot, of what size you please. Fill it near half full of unslked lime, & fill it up with spring water. Stirr it well w i th a stick, two or 3. times a day, for a week or ten dayes. When it is well setled, [poure] take off the clear water, as gently as you can, with a ladle: & if it grows thick, with takeing off, let it stand to settle till the next day. Then bottle it up & stop it close. It will keep it severall years. M rs Henshaw 85 Gascoings Powder : Lady Brigh? Take six uipers skins: Cut them into peic es A bout two inches Long put them into A well gleased pipkin: with A bout A pint of Cardis water dubell still Cover the pipkin very Close and set it so neare A fire That it may simer very Lesurly: but not Boyle; Let it thus do till the uiper skins be prite disolued: or till you find it be An Extraordinery stif gelly which you may know by seting A Littell in a spoon To Cool If it be A stif Jelly take it from the fire and straine it whilst it is hot into Any Chany Cup or A silver pottinger til the next day Then haue in Redyness four ounces of the black tips of Crabes Clawes
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