THE MIRROVR or Glasse of Health.

Necessary and needefull for eue­rye person to looke in, that will keepe their bodye from the Sicknesse of the Pestylence, and it sheweth how the Planets do reygne in euery hower of the day and nyght, wyth the natures and ex­positions of the xii. Signes, deuided by the twelue Months of the yeare.

And sheweth the remedyes for dyuers In­firmyties and diseases that hurteth the body of Man.

¶Imprinted at London, in Fleetestreate, beneath the Con­duite, at the Signe of S. Iohn Euaun­gelist, by Hugh Iackson.

¶The Prologue of the Authour.

I Do you well to wit that thys Booke profyteth greatly to euery Surgi­on, for to know in what signe, or in what degree of the signe, the sunne and the moone sitteth euery day in any of the twelue signes, and not only it is profytable to Surgions, but also to Phisitions and to al that vse to giue medicines or lax­atiues, or to vse any Bassions, or cut­ting, or letting of blood. For as the Sunne passeth through al the twelue Sygnes by the space of a yeare, aby­ding in a signe thirtie dayes, righte so doth the Moone passe through all the twelue signes, that in thyrty dayes, a­abydynge in a Sygne three score howers.

And as the Moone among all Pla­nettes [Page] is next the earth in course, so shee hath most effecte of working in these earthly thinges after the dispo­sytion of the nature of the sygns that she hath her course in. And therefore it is ful necessary truely, to know the state, the course, and the nature of the moone, for thereby a man may know when it is good to begin manye dy­uers thinges, & when it is not good. And also what weather is most like­ly to fal, after the nature of the signs, whether drye or moyst, hote or colde, there shall follow after the nature of the sygne that shee is in. In dyuers coniunctions of Planets that is ioy­ned therewith, and therefore natu­rally in order, I purpose me to de­clare shortly in the sixt Chapiter, the nature and the state of euery signe that shee passeth by.(⸪)

¶Here followeth the Table of this present Booke.

  • THE fyrste parte of thys Booke sheweth dyuers causes, how the Pesty­lence maye bee ingen­dred. Capitulo .i.
  • The second part sheweth, how man woman, and chylde, should preserue and keepe them from the pestilence. Capitulo .ii.
  • The thyrd parte sheweth, and if it be that man, woman, or child be taken with the pestilence, what remedies and medicines is best therfore. cap .iii.
  • After that followeth the seuen dayes with the Planets. cap. iiii.
  • Howe the Planettes raygne in eue­ry houre of the day and of the night, and the fyrst is the howers of Son­day. Cap. v.
  • The natures and expositions of [Page] the twelue signs deuyded by the.xiii. Monthes of the yeare. cap. vi.
  • For the headach. ca. vii.
  • For the aking of the head. ca. viii.
  • For to spurge the head. ca. ix.
  • Also for to spurge the head. ca. x.
  • For the toothach. ca. xi.
  • For the ach of a hollow tooth. ca. xii.
  • Also for the toothach. ca. xiii.
  • Also for the toothach. cap. xiiii.
  • Also yet for the toothach. cap. xv.
  • For the stench in the mouth. ca. xvi.
  • For stinking breath. ca. xvii.
  • for ach and wormes in the eares. Capitulo. xviii.
  • A pretious water for poyson and spe­cially agaynst the pestilence ca. xix.
  • for running eyen. cap. xx.
  • for red blered eyen. cap. xxi.
  • for eyen that bene dasuned or darke. Capitulo. xxii.
  • A precious water for the sight of the eyen. ca. xxiii.
  • [Page] for the pinne and the web in the eye. Capitulo. xxiiii.
  • For all euils in the eyen. ca. xxv.
  • for boyling in the eye. ca. xxvi.
  • for a stinking breath. ca. xxvii.
  • for a hote swolen stomacke. ca. xxviii.
  • for the stomacke that aketh, commeth of colde. cap. xxix.
  • For to force the stomack. ca. xxx.
  • For the stomack and the belly that a­keth. ca. xxxi.
  • For a man that is sick at the stomack or in the belly, or at the hearte or head, or were bitten with anye venemous beast. ca. xxxii.
  • For rysing vnder the stomack. Capitulo. xxxiii.
  • A good playster for the rysyng vnder the stomack. ca. xxxiiii.
  • For heat in the stomack. ca. xxxv.
  • For brenning in the stomack. Capitulo. xxxvi.
  • [Page] For to auoyde flume oute of the sto­mack and the head. Cap. xxxvii.
  • For al euils in the stomack. ca. xxxviii.
  • For a disease at the heart. Cap. xxxix.
  • For weakenesse of the heart. cap. xl.
  • For fayntnesse of the heart. cap. xli.
  • For the hart that is incōbred. ca. xlii.
  • For a man woman or chylde, that is broken in the bellye. cap. xliii.
  • A playster to knit him. cap. xliiii.
  • For that playster in May. cap. xlv.
  • For to break wind in the bely. ca. xlvi.
  • For a swolen womb. cap. xlvii.
  • For aking of the wombe. cap. xviii.
  • For the heart breaking. cap. xlix.
  • For sore sydes within. cap. l.
  • Contra telamet masculam in Ocu­lo. cap. li.
  • For a womans pape that is sore. Capitulo. lii.
  • For the liuer that is corrupt, and wa­sted. cap. liii.
  • For heate in the lyuer. cap. liiii.
  • [Page] Also for the hete in the lyuer of a mā, that his colour is yellow. cap. lv.
  • For a mannes breast that is encom­bred. cap. xlvi.
  • For a man that hath wormes in hys belly, and his body leane. cap. lvii.
  • For the brest and the lunges. Capitulo. lviii.
  • For to auoyde and destroy flume. Capitulo. lix.
  • For the stone. cap. lx.
  • Another for the stone. cap. lxi.
  • For the Colyke, Strangury, and the Stone. Cap. lxii.
  • For a man that is a leper, and it take in his legs, and go vpward. cap. lxiii.
  • For a derte in a mans flesh. Ca. lxiiii.
  • For a sauce flume vysage. ca. lxv.
  • For him that may not holde his wa­ter. cap. lxvi.
  • Another for the same. ca. lxvii.
  • For to destroy flume. ca. lxviii.
  • For a wombe that is hard. ca. lxix.
  • [Page] For the bloody menyson. cap. lxx.
  • For a mans stones that bee swolen. ca. lxxi.
  • For to make one slender. ca. lxxii.
  • For him that lacketh wynd. ca. lxxiii.
  • For him that is costife. ca. lxxiiii.
  • For a wicked blast in the vysage. Capitulo. lxxv.
  • For the shingles. ca. lxxvi.
  • For the cough. ca. lxxvii.
  • For the perrillous cough. cap. lxxviii.
  • Also for the chincough. ca. lxxix.
  • For the Itch. ca. lxxx.
  • For to drawe a byle from one place to another. cap. lxxxi.
  • For him that pisseth blood. ca. lxxxii.
  • For him that hath lost his mynde. Capitulo. lxxxiii.
  • Another for the same. ca. lxxxiiii.
  • For him that hath the frensy. ca. lxxxv
  • For one that vomiteth to much. Capitulo. lxxxvi.
  • For a disease in the eares. ca. lxxxvii.
  • For a man that his eares swones [Page] wythin. cap. lxxxviii.
  • For synowes that shrinke after that they haue bene hurt, and blede again. Capitulo. lxxxix.
  • For to staunch blood. cap. xc.
  • For to staunch blood. cap. xci.
  • For the empostume. cap. xcii.
  • For spitting of blood. ca. xciii.
  • For wylde fyre, that is called the fyre of Hell. ca. xciiii.
  • For byting of a mad dogge. ca. xcv.
  • For to doe away a wen. ca. xcvi.
  • For to breake a felon in a night. Capitulo. xcvii.
  • For the megrim. cap. xcviii.
  • for the Morfew. cap. xcix.
  • For to stop the flix. ca. C.
  • for the Canker, wylde fyre, and ignis sancti Antoni. cap. Ci.
  • for to make heyre to grow. cap. Cii.
  • For to doe away heyre. ca. C. iii.
  • for a scalde head. ca. C. iiii.
  • For the yellow Iaundes. ca. Cv.
  • for the black Iaundes. ca. Cvi.
  • [Page] For wormes and heate in the hands Capitulo. Cvii.
  • For the Goute. ca. Cviii.
  • For sore knees that doeth swell and ake. cap. Cix.
  • For the falling euill. cap. Cx.
  • For brenning and scalding. ca. Cxi.
  • Also for brenning with fyre. ca. cxii.
  • To heale hurtes & woundes. ca. cxiii.
  • To make a Salue to drawe, and to heale. ca. Cxiiii.
  • For stinging of adders, and Snakes Capitulo. Cxv.
  • For him that may not sleepe. ca. cxvi.
  • For the Palsye cap. Cxvii.
  • A good drink for the Pox. ca. Cxviii.
  • A salue for the Pox. cap. Cxix.
  • For the gowt or the sweling of ioynts knobbes and knorres that commeth of the ach of the pox. Cap. cxx.
¶Here endeth the Table.

¶Here beginneth the fyrste parte of this Booke, that sheweth dyuers causes how the Pestilence may be ingendred. Capitulo. i.

COnsydering that thys treatise is very needfull and necessarye agaynst the sicknesse of the pesti­lence, and for a common wealth & health of the Queenes liege people, I Thomas Moulton doctour of Diuinitie, of the order of the Frere Preachers, the which for to gather moueth me for diuers causes, the one is prayers of myne owne bretheren.

Another is cause of prayers of ma­ny worthy Gentles.

And another is compassyon that I haue of the poore people, that was & is destroyed euery day therby, for de­faute of helpe.

[Page] And the fourth cause that mooueth the most of all, pure conscience, for e­uery christen man, & womā, is bound by the lawe of conscience, and they know their euen christen in great per­ril, or that is lykely to fal to great mis­chiefe, to helpe them if he maye by his wit wyth his trauayle, and with hys goods. And these foure causes moo­ued me to compounde and to gather this treatise, and to set it in printe so in english, that euery man both lear­ned and lewde, riche and poore, maye the better vnderstand it, and do ther­after. And so euery man, woman, and chylde to be their own Phisytion in time of neede, agaynst the vengeance and corruption of the pestilence, that now is reigning with other diseases many mo, and this treatise for the pe­stilence is deuyded, and parted in .iii. partes, and consequently insueth the [Page] seuen dayes with the Planets, with the natures and expositions of the xii. signes, deuyded by the .xii. months of the yeare, with the remedyes for many dyuers other diseases that hur­teth and greeueth the body of man.

And the fyrst parte of this booke tel­leth dyuers causes how the pestilence may be gendred.

The seconde part telleth how man, woman and childe, shall preserue and keepe themselues from the pestilence, if so the man woman or chylde be cu­table, that falleth therein.

The thyrd parte telleth the reme­dye, helpe, and medicine agaynst the pestilence.

In the fyrst part I say of this trea­tyse, as I tolde, be shewed dyuers causes, which may be the grounde of this Pestilence that nowe reigneth, I fynde by the treatinge of fower Doctoures, the fower Pillers that [Page] vpholdeth holy church, that is to saye S. Austē, S. Ierom, S. Gregory, & S. Ambrose, where they speke of this matter, they say, that syn that rayg­neth among the people, and namely that sinne that reigneth among head men, & the gouernours of the church, and of the law, is cause of the Pesty­lence Vengeaunce, taken for synne. Hereof I fynde ensample and Fy­gure in holy Wryt, in the seconde booke of Kinges, in the .xxiii. Chapy­ter. There sheweth holye Writ open­lye, that for the sinne of King Dauid, God sent vnto him his Prophet, and gaue him choyse of thre things, whe­ther that he had leuer that GOD should sende vpon him for his sinne, and of his people, hunger seuen yere, or else he had leauer that hee shoulde sende vpon him pursute of enemies, and to be ouercome of them thre mo­neths, or yet that he had leuer that [Page] he should sende vpon him Pestilence three days & three nights. And than King Dauid truly chose Pestylence, so that from that tyme, that he had chosen thus pestilēce, or it was none of the day, there was dead. xxvii.M. of his people. And then King Dauid saw that vengeaunce was taken for his sinne by pestylence, mourningly with great sorrow & great compas­syon of heart, he cryed God almygh­tye mercye, and when he had done, anon the pestylence seaced. And for synne that raigned in the people, hy­dyous pestilence hath bene taken, as was shewed on Ierusalē, as telleth Vincent in speculo Historiali, & Eu­sebius telleth the same. Therefore e­uery man in what degree or what state he be, put away sinne thorough hartily sorrow, and very contricion, asking of good mekely mercy and for­giuenes entyrely, and amending [Page] their lyfe, then he putteth away the cause of pestilence, that in case hys vengeance taken for sinne, and soth­lye, sauing we ought not to deeme lightly of Gods priuities, this maye be wel one cause of that hydeous pe­stilence, that now is reigning.

¶And they say generally in thys realme, and truth it is that many to­kens are shewed, that men likely deme that this sinne is cause in part of this pestilence, as the corrupt ayre and the venime thereof, the whyche was caused by a cōiunction of Sa­turn and Iouis, the which Planets their working within fewe yeares, and the malyce of thy complection, and of other sinne, this lefte in the ayre and beneath, the which malice and venime hath his respecte and his influence more in the complecti­on of man then of beast, in as much as the working of ye cōiunction and [Page] of other sinne was more principally in the sin of mankynd, then in the sin of another maner of beast. But the working of other coniunctions dy­uers are before hand had their wor­king in the signes of other beastes, & thir influence in ye cōplections of thē. And therefore the malice of the con­iunctions was cause whye that the morel fell of such beast, more then of other that time, but this coniunction aforesayd, the which was wrought more principally in the sinne of man­kynd, more then of any other, whose venime and malice yet reigning, is the cause of the corruptiō of the ayre, the which ayr corrupt, is cause of the Pestilence that now is reigning, but neuerthelesse if so that it bee impos­syble by: all Phylosophers, that the Elemente of the Ayre, should in hys owne kynde, and in his owne substaunce be corrupt or else infecte, [Page] sythen it is symple and cleane is hys substance, wrought without any ve­nome or corruption. Neuertheles yet by the way of vaporous fumosytyes and humors the which that are cor­rupt and drawen from the earth be­neath, by vertue at tractife of the bo­dies that bene aboue, & minged with the ayre, so by accidentall cause is the ayre corrupt and in part cause of this pestilēce. But than thou mayst meue against me, & say that if so were that the venemous ayre, and the corrup­tion thereof should be cause of pesti­lence: or else man, woman, and child, shuld be infect therby, that it semeth euery man, woman and child, should be infect & corrupt by the pestilence. In the countrey there y ayre corrupt is reigning, sythen the ayre in such a place is cōmon to al manner of men. To this answered Auicen in his Ca­non in the part there he treateth, De [Page] cura februm: that if all the pestilence ayre be reygning in a countrey, & if it be common to all the inhabitantes of that countrey, yet there shall none be infect therewith, but they that be repleat, and ful of corrupt humours, the which corrupte humoures haue their respect, and acording to receiue the corruption and the venime of the ayre, else in what countrey, or Cittye that such ayre were corrupt or veno­med, in al manner of men that recei­ueth that ayre in the same countrey, or in the same cittye, should be veno­med and dead therby, ye see wel and know well, that the Element of the fyre, hath no predomination nor will not bren, but matter that is combu­stible, and according to receiue fyre. On the same wyse the Elemente of the ayre that is pestilence corrupt, in fecteth neyther man, woman, nor chylde, but such as haue such veno­myd [Page] & corupt humours within them selfe disposed to the same, the Pesty­lence thereof in such tyme that such pestilence ayre raignech in.

After dyuersity of venemous hu­mours and corruption in men reig­ning. And through the working of that venemous pestilence ayre or di­uers sicknes and perillous gendred in man, woman, and chylde. And this alteracion in kynd, is wrought by the malice & influence of the con­iuction aforesayd, the which malice of coniunctiō, is likewise to be cause of many other wonderfull alteraci­ons betwixt King and King, Lord and Lorde, man and man, woman, and woman, father & sonne, brother and brother, and many other. Also it is lykely to bee cause of deposing of Lordes out of Lorshippes, and in­haunsing and inhighing of knaues. And Emperoures of mighty men, [Page] spoyling and destroying of Kyng­doms and Lordships. And also it is lyke to be cause of great fyres, great mists and great water by land. And cause of many great perils by ye sea.

Also it is lykely to be cause of many wonderful tokenings of great win­ds, & many other wonderful things. Also destroying of many citties, and principally of the Sarisins sect, and of many other wonderfull sicknesse. Also the Sismy of holye Churche is lykely to cease, and dyuers states to ende, and therwith many things is lykely to fall, by the iudgement of A­stronomy, ye which I will not wryte for dyuers causes. But knowe it well all manner of menne, that these thinges, I rehearse not as thinges told by prophesy, but as conclusions following and showing by Astrono­my, and also by Astrology, for as de­clareth Ipocras in his Booke, that [Page] he made (De Epidimia) there shall neuer Phisytion be true in working ne sure Practisor of Phisicke, but he work and practise by rules of Astro­nomy, for Ipocras sayeth, that it is impossible yt a man shall cure a sick­nesse, but if he know the cause of hys sicknesse, there is some sycknesse that is caused by mouing and working of the bodyes aboue, the which a man may not know without Astronomy and Astrology, than it seemeth well that it is impossible to a man to cure sicknesse generally, but he can of A­stromye and of Astrology. For as I fynde in Lybro Interprecationem, all the fower Elements and al other things beneath, that bene compound of them, are gendred by the course of the planets aboue, and all the lyuely bodyes beneath haue in parte, there being their heale, & the sicknesse by the mouing of the bodyes aboue.

¶Thus endeth the fyrst part of this Pestilence Treatise.

¶Here followeth the seconde parte that sheweth how man shuld pre­serue and keep him from the Pestylence. Cap. ij.

THe second parte of this Treatyse is howe thou shalte gouerne and preserue thy selfe from the mallice of the Pestilence ayre, and from the venime & corruption that is gendred thereby, the which partye is princi­pall cause of this pestilence that now is reigning. The fyrst and the princi­pall preseruation there agaynst, is this. To gouerne thee wel and wise­lye, and for to flie al that may gender anye Feuer or Ague. Fyrst, thou needeth to keepe thee seuerally from all manner of excesse and outrage of meate and drinke, and namely from [Page] all manner of Feuores meates, as Gose, Doue, Byrds, Malards, Ve­nison, Lampray, Scate and Eeles. And also other Feuores meats, eate no great meate, no Onyons, nor leekes, nor garlike, nor no fruite. For all these gathereth and ingendreth vnkyndlye heates, and so bringeth a man to an ague, & he be in any wyse of nigh disposytion thereto, and vse no Bathes nor Stues, sweat not to much, for all openeth the pores of a mans bodye, and maketh the veno­mous ayre to enter, and for to infect the blood, & the spiritual members of man, & for to destroy al lyuely spirits in man. Also keepe thee from haun­ting of lechery, for that both openeth the pores, and destroyeth the kynde naturall, and also enfeebleth the spi­rituall members, and the liuely spy­rytes of man.

Also in the tyme of pestilence, in no [Page] wyse suffer to greate thirst, and if thou thirst, looke thou drink but me­surably, and not but for to slaken thy thirst, and namely such drinkes as wil abate thy heate, as is Tisan wa­ter mingled with vyneger, or water of Borage, water of let use, water of Roses, water of Scabious, water of Turmentill, water of Diten min­gled in euen portions, or else by them selfe. For these drinkes if the Pesty­lence reigne in the heate of the som­mer bene profytable, and souerayn­ly to them that bene colorike of com­plection, for they be hoater and dryer thē other, also to slepe on afternones and when thou shalt go to bed, shut thy dores and thy wyndowes close, and in an earthen pan full of Char­cole fyre, cast this powder made of these things, of Lorell leaues, dryed Rosemary, and dried Frankensence, of ech of them a like much, & cast half [Page] [...] [Page] [...] [Page] a sponeful of this powred in the fyre.

Also vse fyre in thy chamber all the tymes of the day and of the night, of these things, as fyre of Ienoper and if yu may not get this Ienoper, make the fyre of cleane dry Ashe wood and vse to cast in the fyre alwaye Fran­kensēce, Storax, Calamint, Lapda­num, and the fumosities of these and the smoke if the aire be corrupt, of the vertue actractiue of ye liuely spirites, and the spiritual members outward by the vaynes of the hearte, and so inuenomes it, & these hasteth a man to his death. But if the nature of the Pestilence be gendred betwixte the thigh and the body, it is a toke­ning that it commeth from infection of the liuer, & than if the matter ap­pere in ye scher beside the priuy mem­bers, bleede on the foote in the same side, on the vaine that is betwixt thy great toe, and the nexte toe, for if the [Page] botch be drawing thether. And thou blede on the arme, the matter thē wil draw vp agayne to the lyuer, and so to the hart & that is perrillous. And if the botch be more outward to the syde, and farther frō the preuy mem­bers, blede thē on the vayn betwene the anckle and the foote, & the heele, or else on the vayne that is vnder the ankle that is called the Sophem: or else loke yt thou be soone ventused wt a vētosing, best beneth the botch, but that is very paynful. Neuertheles in case that the vayn may not be taken or else that the vayne may not bleed, it must needs be suffred, in such per­rill may thou be. If the matter ap­peare in the clensing part of the head consyder wel on what syde it appea­reth, and bleede on the vayne, or on the arme the which vayne lieth next the Cardiacle, the which Cardiacle lyeth in the midst of the arme, righte [Page] in the bouth of the arme, or else blede on the vayne that is on the hande, that is betwixt the thombe and the nexte finger, or else be ventosed be­twixt the shoulders. But take good heede, that when so euer thou haste bled of anye of these vaynes, take good heede that thou sleepe not after thy blood letting of .xiii. howers. If thou be riche and may well spende, then it were good to haue this Po­mamber, euermore in thy hand, hold it to thy nose that thou may receyue the sauour and smel therof, for cōfor­ting of the brayne, (and of all other Spiritual members, the which thou shalte make thus, take Lapdanum, pured one ounce storax, calamint, di­solued Roses, Cloues, Maces, of ech one three halfepeny wayght, & make thē in pouder, that ought to be made in pouder, & fyue sponeful of oyle de­bay, an ounce of Virgin waxe, and [Page] dissolue them, and when they be dis­solued, put all together and myngle them well, vnto they be cold, & make thereof a ball the quantitie of a wal­nutte, and that is called the Pome­amber, the sent or the smell thereof will comforte the lyuely spyrites in man, and if thou rule thee thus as I haue taught thee, thou may by the grace of god and by his gouernance preserue thy selfe from the Pesty­lence.

¶Thus endeth the second parte of the Pestilence treatise.

And here followeth the thyrd parte that sheweth & a man be taken with the pestilence, what remedy and me­dicine is best therfore. Cap. iij.

HEre the thyrd parte of this trea­tise, telleth what is agaynst this sicknesse of the pestylence, that reig­neth among the people, and what medicine is best therefore. Auicen [Page] in his Canon on the parte, there hee treateth De dura februm, there is no sicknes that falleth in kind but there is medicine in kynde for it. Therfore if so be it be taken in due tyme, than if thou shalte fall into this sicknesse, looke that thou be letten blood, as I haue told. And if there be any feuer, or any ague annexed thereto and the corrupt blood be drawne awaye, on this bleeding as I haue tolde. (And the princypall members ventused,) the heart ought then to be comforted with good Letwers, or with colde water stilled, the which Letwers be these, that wil withdraw vnkindlye heates, as conserue of Vyolets, con­serue of Borage, conserue of Buglos drawn with suger, decoct with wa­ter of Turmentill, water of Endiue, Water of Roses, water of Borage, mingled by euen portion. And then take these euery daye, & euery houre [Page] of the day, with water of Turmentil, water of Scabious, water of Vyo­lets, or else water of Endiue.

Also it were needefull to haue this water distilled of these herbs, of De­tan of Scabious of Turmentill, of Vyolets, of Endiue, and Letise, and for to drinke these mingled wt whyte wytte of Gascan, or else of Rochell witte, and namely, the whilst that vn­kindly heate reigneth.

Also it were needefull to haue wa­ter of Roses, and Byttayne to washe thy temples withall, and thy pulse withal, of thy Arme and thy hands.

And also it were needeful to take of the last, that is to say of Rose, and of [...] and put thereof in a saucer of pewter, or in a siluer pece, & chause it of little, and [...]p a linnen Cloth .iiij. wide, and were it therein. And the [...] thou arte in thy great heate of the agrie, lay the linnen cloth were in [Page] the water vpon thy temples, & vpon thy forehead, and another vpon thy lyuer. Take also two other clothes lapped and were on the same wyse, and laye in euerie armehole one, and thys practysyng shall doe thee great ease, whether thou bee curable & shal lyue, or vncurable, and shall die.

But the moste nedeefull thyng of all, if so he that this were in any wise aforesayde, is for to drawe the botch by craft away frō the clensyng place a great space from the hart. And that shall I tell the how, & in all my prac­tisyng in Phisicke this .xviij. yeare, I wyft it neuer fall but twyse, and that was not long of the medicine. And one other tyme but of other defautes the which I will not wryte, at thys tyme, though it will expell, and vorde it. And looke in the tyme of pestilence that thy codmares be alway freshlye washen, and after the washing, loke [Page] that they be dipped in the fyne water of Roses, and on the same wyse the kerchefe that thou lappest thy heade in on nightes, and let it drye by the fyre: and not by the pestylence ayre. And when thou layest thee downe to sleepe, lay vnder thy head and vnder the ende of thy pillow that is toward thy vysage, Rosemary, Isope, Soue­rayn mynts, Perial, Rial, Lorel lea­ues, put in thy mouth Maces, and Cloues, or else Nutmegges, looke e­uery day yt thou take of fyne Treacle proued the quantity of a beane, and a half. Also bere in thy purse these ma­ner of spyces, Maces, Cloues, Duy­bybes, Canel, or else Cynamon, and chewe thereof, and eate therof all the tymes of the day.

¶And if thou be a poore man, and maye not intende to the costes of these thinges. Take then euerye daye fastinge, myne syppes in fyne [Page] vyneger of whyte wyne, or else of read wyne, and drinke to them a sau­cer full of Vyneger, or thou passe out of thy house or place.

Also one of the best gouernaunce of all, is in blood letting, for thou shalts vnderstand that a man is in spirytu­all members principall, that is for to say, the hart, the liuer, and the brayn, and euery one of these hath his place geuen him by kynde, by the which he may auoyde al such superfluities, and cleare himselfe.

The heart hath his clensing place in the arme hole.

The cleansing place of the lyuer, is betwixt the thigh and the body.

The cleansing place of the brayn, is vnder the eares of the eare rootes, and the throate.

Then this sicknesse of the pestilence commeth thus, when the poores of a man are open, then fyrste entreth the [Page] venemous and the corrupt ayre, and as soone as it hath maistry, and min­gled with mans blood, then runneth it to the heart, that is roote & ground of mans lyfe, for to destroy mankind, and for to infect and destroy all lyue­ly spirites in a man, and so fynallye for to kill and flea him, but the hearte and the cleane blood, flyeth all that is noyous, & contrarious vnto kynd. And in as much as in him is expelled all such manner of corruption, and venemous from him, to his clensyng place to the armehole: But than for that place is sometyme stopped that it may not out, and it passeth then all the principall member, nexte that is the lyuer for to destroy it.

And then it doth as the heart doth in hys kynde. And expelleth it from him to his clensing place, betwixte the thigh and the bodye, for it is al­so spared in case, and stopped it maye [Page] not out, but passeth the meates and the vaynes vnto the thyrd principall member, that is the brayne, but then he would expel it to his clensing place that is vnder the eares, and it maye not in case out, therfore the stopping and the sparing of the meates and poores and for thicknesse of the foule and corrupt blood, and the venemous matter is moouing, that is mingled therewith, and thus long tyme the matter is mouing or it resteth in any place, sometyme twelue howers, and sometyme .xxiiij. howers, and somtime more & sometyme lesse, after the degree and the gentlenesse, & the greatnesse of the sicknes corruptions and venemous that be gendred. But thē at the last somtime within .xxiiij. hours, it passeth not out of ye clensing place, nor at no other place thorough bleding, then it festures in some place and cast a mā into an ague & maketh [Page] a botch in some of the three cleansing places, or else nexte to them on some vaine, ye shall well wit that a botche groundeth him euermore and setteth him on a vayne, and letteth the blood that than it may not haue his kynde lye course by the vayne as he shoulde haue, but it is infect thereby. And so all the principall and spyrituall mem­bers are infect, and thus sleieth men.

Thus endeth the thyrde parte of this Pestilence treatise. And hereaf­ter followeth the .vij. dayes, with the Planets. Capitulo. iij.

IN these seuen planets thou oughtst to know that the Sonday hath his doing vnder the Sunne.

The Monday vnder the Moone.

The Tewesday vnder Mars.

The Wednesday vnder Mercurye.

The Thurseday vnder Iupiter.

[Page] The Fryday vnder Venus.

The saterday vnder Saturne.

Note-well that all the true act and operation, ought to be made vnder this Planet and is best & it be made on his proper day of the Planet, and the houre proper exempte.

Vnder Saturne is the lyfe edifyce, doctryne, and [...]tacion comprynse.

Vnder, Iupiter, obtayn honour, ri­chesse, and gay costly garmentes.

Vnder Mars, battayle, prison, ma­ryage, and inimite.

Vnder the sunne, Esperaunce, Gayne, Fortune, and Herytage.

Vnder Venus, Loue, socyetye, Lyfe, louing, and Pilgrymage.

Vnder Mercury, sicknesse, My­sery, Death, and fearefulnesse.

Vnder the Moone, slouth, euyll thoughtes, and thefte.

¶Here followeth, howe the Pla­nettes reigne in euery hower of the daye, and of the night. And the fyrste is the hower of the Sonday. Cap. v.

THe fyrst houre of Sondaye reig­neth Soll, the seconde Venus, the third Mercurye, & fourth Luna, the fyfte Saturne, the syxte Iupyter, the seuenth Mars, the eyghte Soll, the ninth Venus, the tēth Mercury, the .xi. Luna, the. xii. Saturne.

The hower of the Sonday night.

The fyrst hower Iupiter, the se­conde Mars, the thyrd Soll. the .iiij. Venus, the fyfte Mercury, the syxte Luna, the .vij. Saturne, the eyghte Iupiter, the ninth Mars, the tenth Soll, the eleuenth Venus, the twelf Mercury.

The howers of the Mondaye.

The fyrst hower Luna, the second Saturne, the .iij. Iupiter, the fourth Mars, the fyft Soll, the sixt Venus, [Page] the seuēth Mercury, the eight Luna, the ninth Saturne, the .x. Iupiter, the leuenth Mars, the twelfe Sol.

The howers of the Monday night.

The fyrst Venus, the second Mer­cury, the third Luna, the fourth Sa­turne, the fyfte Iupiter, the syxte Mars, the seuenth Soll, the eyghte Venus, the .ix. Mercury, the tenth Luna, the eleuenth Saturn, the .xij. Iupiter.

The howers of the Tewesdaye.

The fyrst Mars, the seconde Soll, the thyrd Venus, the fourth Mercu­ry, the .v. Luna, the .vj. Saturne, the seuenth Iupiter, the .viij. Mars, ye .ix. Sol, the .x. Venus, the .xi. Mercury, the .xii. Luna.

The howers of the Tuesday night.

The fyrst Saturne, the .ij. Iupiter, the .iii. Mars, the fourth Sol, the .v. Venus, the sixt Mercury, the seuēth Luna, the eyght Saturn, the nynth [Page] Iupiter, the .x. Mars, the .xi. Sol, the twelfe Venus.

The howers of the Wednesday.

The fyrst Mercury, the second Lu­na, the thyrde Saturne, the fourth Iupiter, the .v. Mars, the syxte Sol, the seuenth Venus, the eyght Mer­cury, the ninth Luna, the tenth Sa­turn, the eleuenth Iupiter, the twelf Mars.

The hours of the Wednesday night.

The fyrst Sol, the seconde Venus, the .iii. Mercury, ye .iiii. Luna, the .v. Saturne, the sixte Iupiter, the .vii. Mars, the eyght Sol, the .ix. Venus the .x. Mercury, the .xi. Luna, the .xii. Saturne.

The howers of the Thurseday.

The fyrst Iupiter, the seconde Mars, the thyrde Soll, the fourth Venus, the fyfte Mercurye, the syxte Luna, the seuenth Saturne, the ryght Iupiter, the ninth Mars, [Page] the tenth Soll, the eleuenth Venus, the twelfe Mercury.

The houres of the Thurseday night.

The fyrste Luna, the seconde Sa­turne, the thyrde Iupiter, the fourth Mars, the fyft Sol, the syxt Venus, the seuenth Mercury, the eyght Lu­na, the nynth Saturn, the tenth Iu­piter, the .xj. Mars, the .xij. Sol.

The howers of the Fryday.

The fyrst Venus, the second Mer­cury, the thyrd Luna, the fourth Sa­turne, the fyfte Iupiter, the syxte Mars, the seuenth▪ Soll, the eyghte Venus, the ninth Mercury, the tenth Luna, the .xj. Saturne, the twelfe Iupiter.

The howers of the Frydaye night.

The fyrste Mars, the seconde Soll, the thyrd Venus, the fourth Mercu­ry, the fyfte Luna, the sixt Saturne. the seuēth Iupiter, the eyght Mars, the ninth Sol, the tenth Venus, the [Page] eleuenth Mercury, the xii. Luna.

The howers of Saterdaye.

The fyrst Saturne, the seconde Iu­pyter, the thyrde Mars, the fourth Sol, the fyft Venus, the sixte Mer­cury, the .vij. Luna, the eyghte Sa­turn, the ninth Iupiter, the .x. Mars, the .xj. Sol, the .xij. Venus.

The howers of the saturday night The first Mercury, the secōd Luna, the thyrde Saturne, the fourth Iu­piter, the fift Mars, the sixt Sol, the seuēth Venus, the .viij. Mercury, the ninth Luna, the .x. Saturne, the .xj. Iupyter, the .xij. Mars.

Note that Iupiter and Venus be good, Saturne and Mars euil, Sol and Luna indifferente, Mercurye is good with them that be good, & euyll with them that be euill.

Also note well that the howers of the planets bene differente, to them of the Clockes, for the howers of the [Page] Clocks he egal always of .lx. minuts but they of the planets when the day and the night bene egal, that yt sunne is in one of the Equinocts, they be [...] ­gall, but as soone as the dayes lon­geth or shorteth, so doth the naturall howers, by this it is conuenyent al­way for the day to haue twelue tem­poral houres, and the night .xii. tem­porall howers, and when the dayes be lōg, and the howers long, and the dayes short, and the howers short, in likewyse the night, and neuertheles, an houre of the day, & an houre of the night, both togither hath .lx. minuts, as for two howers artificyals, that the one leaueth and the other taketh. And then take we out Planets from the sun rysyng, & not before vpon the sun going downe, & then all the rem­naunt is night, and about the month of Decēber, the days haue but eight houres, artificials of the Clocke, and they haue twelue temporals, then let [Page] the eyghte howers Artificials be de­uyded in twelue egall partes, and it shall be twelue tymes .lx. minuts, and euery part shal be a temporall houre, that shall be of a fortye minutes, and no mo, thus in December the tempo­ral howers of the day haue but forty minuts. But the houres of the night haue .lxxx. minutes. For that time the nights haue but sixteene howers ar­tificials if they be deuided in the twelue parts, be .lxxx. minuts, for euery tem­porall hower of the night in Decem­ber, haue .lxxx. minuts and .xl. For an hower of the day, bene six score my­nutes in two temporall houres, as many in twelue howers artificials, that bene ech of forty minutes, in the month of Iune is the contrarye, in March and in September all hours be equall, as is the dayes in other monthes by equall portion.

Thus endeth the .vij. Planettes, [Page] vpon the .vij. dayes in the weeke.

¶And hereafter followeth the na­tures and expositions of the .xij. signs, deuyded by the .xij. monthes in the yeare.

¶March hath the sign of the Ram. And is indifferent for taking of pur­gacion, and is very good to let blood.

ARies is a sygn moueable, hote and drye, colorike, nature of fyre, and hath Lordship in mans head, and the face, and the parties longing to the head, when the moone is in that sign beware of cutting in the head, or in the face, or in any vayn that longeth to the head.

Also it is perrillous in the begyn­ning of Aryes, to take any headache, or any hurting in the head, for it were [...]ken of long during, or else of death, but it is not so perrillous in the end of it, and this signe is moueable Orien­tal, of masculyne kynde, then is good [Page] to worke all thinges that is wrought with fyre, and it is good to take vya­ges towardes the east, and it is good to let blood on the arme, and to bath thee, and to sow seedes and to make matrymonies, and to begin all good works, that would soone haue ende, and is euyll to doe thinges whyche thou wouldst should last long, for as much as the Ramme is a beast, that raungeth, and casteth vp agayne the meat that he eateth tofore. Therfore there then shoulde no medecyne nor passyon be taken inward, whyle the Moone is in that sygne, for all natu­rall medicines and passyons recey­ued in that tyme, men shoulde caste them vp agayne, and so it falleth in all the sygnes that bene raunging, as Aries, Taurus, and Caprycorne, and the last partie of Sagittarie. In all these there shoulde no passions be ge­uen, for dreade of casting vp agayne. [Page] For this Sygne ryseth out of the Orient, & causeth the time to be hote and drye. The man that is borne vn­der the sign of Aries, by kind of com­plexyon is Chollorick, & shalbe witty and wyse, and deceyueable, small of bones, yellow of collour and kynd of heart. The Sunne entreth into the sign of Aries, the .xv. Kal. of March, and dwelleth therein vnto the .xvj. Kalen. of Aprill.

And in the Month of March is .iij. perrillous dayes to take any sicknes vpon, that is to say, the .xv.xvii. and the .xix.

¶Aprill hath a signe of the Bul, and is euill for to take purgation. And al­so euill to let blood.

THe Moone being in Tau­rus, that is the signe of the Bull, the which sygne reig­neth in the neck & the throte it is then perrillous to be ventused [Page] in the neck, or catch sicknes in ye throt and much more perrilous in the be­ginning than in the ende, this sygne is stedfaste, Merydyonall that is of the South party, he is cold and dry, earthly, and of feminine kynd, and melancholy of complection, it is then good to sowe seedes, to plante trees and vynes, for they shal redily grow and it is good to builde houses and to wed a wyfe, and euery thing to do that thou wouldest haue long to in­dure, and stably to abyde. It is euill to begin battayle or to fyghte. For it causeth the tyme to be colde and drye and the wynde to haue his course nigh the earth, and the skyes to flye abroade by the earth.

The man that is borne vnder thys sygne, is by kynd of complection me­lancholy, vnstable and vntrue, white lyuered and scarce of his purse. The sun entreth in the sygne of Taurus [Page] the .xv. Kalen. of Aprill, and dwelleth therin vnto the .xvi. Kalen. of May.

And in this month of Aprill is two perrillous dayes to take any manner of sicknesse on, that is to say, the .xvi. and the .xxi.

¶May hath the signe of two twins and is indifferent to take purgacion, and is euill to let blood.

WHen the Moone is in Gemini, that is the sign of two twinnes or two children of one byrthe, the which Signe reigneth in the armes, and the hands of a man. This signe is double bodied and occidental, that is the West party, and is Sanguine of complexion, hote, and moyst, after the ayre. In that time beware of cut­ting in the shoulders, armes & hands nor in that tyme vppon no vayne in those places.

It is good that time to treate of [Page] friendship, and when the moone is in the signe of Gemini, beware of let­ting of blood, for it is euill, and speci­ally in the blumes, for Gemini gouer­neth them, and if one take the sicknes in a house and dye, all the other be in great daūger to die of the same. The man that is borne whyle the moone is vnder the Lordship of this signe, he shal by way of kinde be very wise, priuy and true, he shal haue .iij. wiues and he shall trauayle mightye fast to purchase worshippes, the Sunne en­treth the signe of Gemini, the .xv. ka­len. of May, and dwelleth therin till the .xvi. Kalen. of Iune. And in the month of May is three daungerous dayes, that is for to saye, the .vij. the xv. and the .xx. Iune hath the signe of the Creuis. And is good for to take purgacion, and is indifferente to let blood.

¶Cancer is a signe moueable colde, [Page] moyst; flumatick and watrye, and hath of mans body the brest and the stomack, the spleene and the ribbes, when the moone is in this sign, it is good to begin a way by water, and is meetely good to take medycines, but beware to wed any mayd when the signe is in Cancer. And if anye man taketh sicknesse in anye time whyle the Moone is in the sygne of Cancer, it is great fortune if he dye not. For it is perrilous both in the be­ginning and in the ende, this sygne is septentryonall, that is of the north partye, also it is euill to build hou­ses, or to set trees, or to begin anye thing that shall last long.

The man that is borne while that the Moone entreth in this sygne, he shalbe feminine of face, melancholy­ous, faint harted and whyte of skin, and he shall loue a womā which shal greeue him, his destiny shalbe hard [Page] in his youth, but when he is past xxx. yeare, he shall haue a maladye in the raynes, and he escape he shal lyue by kynde a hundred yeare.

The Sunne entreth in the signe of Cancer, the .xv. Kalen. of June, and dwelleth therein to the .xvj. Kalen. of Iuly.

And in this month of Iune, is two daungerous dayes to take sicknesse vpon, that is to say the .iiij. & the .vij.

Iuly hath the signe of the Lyon, & is euill to take purgation, and verye euill to let blood.

FOr Leo is a signe stedfast, Orien­tall, hote, and drye, chollorick, na­ture of Fyre, Masculyne kinde, and hath of mans body the sydes and the back sinowes, bones and gristles, beware while the mone reigneth there of ventosing or cutting, or harm cat­ching in those places, for it is ful dan­gerous [Page] in ye end of Leo, to take sick­nesse, more then in the beginning, for then he may releeue by good gouer­naunce, and it is euill to geue medy­cine to the heart or stomack, and the vaynes touch with yron.

A man that is borne whyle the Moone entreth in the sign of Leo, by kinde he shall be holden easy, he shall take a wife, a heady strong womā, he shalbe loued as the Lyon among the beastes, & he shall haue great power among strong men. The sunne en­treth in this signe, the .xv. Kalen. of Iuly, & dwelleth therein, till the .xvi. Kalen. of August.

And in this month of Iuly is two daungerous dayes to take any syck­nes vpon, that is to say, the fifteene and the twenty.

August hath the signe of a Virgin and is euil to take purgation, and in­different to let blood.

[Page] VIrgo is a sign double bodyed, me­ridionall, that is of the South parte, cold and drye, Melancholly of complection, nature of the earth and of Femine kynde, and hath of mans body, the wombe, middrife & guttes, the lyuer, Gall and mylt. But chiefe­lye in the lims beneath the middrife, then beware of breaking or cutting in the belly of priuye places within.

Also it is perrillous for a manne to take anye sicknesse in the beginnyng thereof, but not so perrillous in the ende, but rather token of health, it is not good to wed a mayde, for she wil be barrayne, but it is good to wed a widdow.

The man that is borne vnder this signe, he shal be wel loued, and a man of great pitty, and wise, & liue muche in ease, his name shal be good among all maner of men, he shall haue wor­ship in his age, he shall haue a signe [Page] in the head. The Sun entreth in the sign of Virgo, the .xv. Kalen. of Au­gust, & dwelleth therin vnto the .xvi. Kalen. of September.

And in the month of August is two perrillous dayes to take any sicknes on, that is to say the .xix. and the .xx.

September hath the sygne of the Ballaunce, and is good to take pur­gacion, and is very good to let blood.

LYbra is a sygne moueable, hote and moyst, Sanguinaryus, and hath the ouer parte of a man, and the neyther end of a woman, that is to say, the nauill, the raynes, and the low parties of ye wombe, & the share, when the Moone is in Lybra, it is good to let blood, and is best to make medycines for the nauell, and to doe al thing yt thou would haue brought to end, and this sign is Occidentall, Sanguine of complection, & of mas­culine [Page] kinde. And it is good to begin that shall long last. And knowe well from the degree of Lybra, to the de­gree of Scorpyo, it is euill to begin diuers thinges, for the moone is that tyme in the worst.

The man that is borne vnder thys signe, hee shalbe wel beloued, & good shall neuer fayle him, he shall haue a signe in the necke, or in the shoulder bone, he shalbe in great peril till that he be thyrty yeare old, and then shall he come to great worship. The sunne entreth in the sign of Lybra, the .xv. Kalender of September, and dwel­leth therein till the .xvi. Kalender of October.

And in the month of September is two perrillous dayes to take any manner of sicknes on, that is to say, the sixt, and the seuenth.

October hath the signe of a Scor­pion, & is good for to take purgaciōs, [Page] and is indifferent to let bloud.

SCorpio is a sygne of a Serpente, cold & moyst, flumaticke, nature of water, Septentrional, that is of the North party, and hath of a mans bo­dye the priuy members and the blad­der, and when the Moone is in this signe, it is good to geue medicines to the members of man and woman, and to take laxatyues, & to make all thinges that shall last long, and it is good to make a way by water.

The man that is borne vnder this shall loue wel the company of womē, and haue other mens heritages, he shall be Melancholyus, his words, shall tourne well, in age he shall be in trauaile, and in the head he shal haue a token, or in the face, he may liue by kynde .xl. yeare. The sunne entreth in the sign of Scorpio, the .xv. Kalen. of October, and dwelleth therein til the xvi. Kalen. of Nouember.

[Page] And in the Moneth of October, is one perrillous day, that is to say, the sixte day.

¶Nouember hath the sign of ye Ar­cher, and it is good to take purgaci­on, and also it is good to let blood.

I Doe you to wit that Sagittarius is a sygne of an Archer, and double bodyed, hote and drye, nature of the fyre and coloricke of complexion, and of masculyne kynde, Orientall, that is of the east partye, & this sign reig­neth in the thighes, and loddoges of man, and then beware of cutting of two places, and then is good to lette blood, and to treate of peace, and to wed a wyfe, and to make all medy­cynes that is made with fyre.

The man that is borne vnder this sygne shall be hastye and bolde to doe folly, and he shall haue a signe in the cheeke or in the shoulders, he shall be [Page] bitten of a dogge, he shall haue tribu­lations, he shall haue sicknesse in his eyen, he shall haue two wiues, & the second shall beguyle him, and he shall wax sick at .xl. winter, and he escape, he shal liue by way of kynd a. C yere. The Sunne entereth into his sygne of Sagittaryus, the .xv. Kal. of No­uember, and dwelleth therein, til the xvi. Kalen. of December.

And in the month of Nouember, is two perrillous dayes to take anye manner of sicknesse on, that is to say the .xv. and the .xix.

December hath the sygne of the Gote, and is euill to take purgacion and is euill to let blood.

CApricornus is a signe moueable, and vnstedfaste, of the South partye, endly colde and drie, Mel­lancholly, nature of the earth, and of feminine kinde, & hath of mans body [Page] the knees, when the moone is in this sign, it is good to make medicins to the knees, but beware of cutting or hurting therof, for dread of touching of the senowes and vaynes, for it is perrillous while the moone reigneth there, and greater perrill in the ende then in the beginning.

The man that is borne vnder thys sygne, shall be wyse, fayre, & hasty, & he shall haue a token in the head, or in the knee, he shalbe Mellancholye, and he shall lyue by kynd a C. yeare, as Astronomers sayth, ye sun entreth in the sign of Capricornus the .xv. ka. of Decēber, & dwelleth therin till the xvi. Kal. of the month of Ianuarye.

And in the Moneth of December, is sixe perrillous dayes to take sick­nesse or any disease on, that is the and .xvi.

Ianuary hath the signe of a man sheding water, and is good to take [Page] purgation, indifferent to let blood.

AQuarius is a signe stedfast, Oc­cidental that is of the west partie, hote and moyst, after the kind of the ayre, and sanguine of complexiō, and hath of mans body the shankes, vnto the ende of the ancles, and when the moone is in that signe, it is good to set trees, and build, and to wed, and is euill to take sycknesse in all tymes whyle the moone reigneth there.

The man that is borne vnder this sign of Aquarius shalbe worshipped, he shal be good and true, and wel be­loued, & haue often headach, he shall haue a fall from riches, but he shal be happy in the weast countrey, and he shall be in perrill of water.

The Sunne entreth in the sygne of Aquarius, the .xv. Kalen. of Ianu­ary and dwelleth therein till the .xvi. Kalen. of February.

[Page] And in the Month of Ianuarye is eyghte perrillous dayes to take sick­nes, that is to say, the first, the secōd, the .iiii.v.x.xv.xvii. and the .xix.

February hath the sign of three Fy­shes, and is good for to take purgaci­ons, and is indifferent to let blood.

PIsces is a signe common, double bodied, Septemtryonal, cold, and moyst, watry, flumatick of complec­tion, and of feminine kynde, and hath of mans body the feete, than is it perrilous to let blood, or open anye vayne in that place, and if a man take sicknes in any tyme of that sign it is not right great perrill, but it is good to go to counsaile to accord and to make all thyng that maye goe by water, and to make a thing that shal last long.

The man that is borne vnder this sign of pisces, shalbe a great leachour and go farre a pylgrymage, he shall [Page] haue an euill hurt in his head, in his youth he shall haue many maladyes, he shall fal in water, and escape wel, he may lyue by kinde a. C. yeare, and if he will haue good, he must dwel in the North. The sunne entreth in this sygn of pisces, the .xv. Kalē. of Febru­ary, and dwelleth therin, till the .xvi. kalen. of the moneth of March.

And in the moneth of February is iij. perrillous dayes to take any ma­ner of sicknesse on, that is to say, the eyght, the tenth, and the .xvii.

Thus endeth the natures and ex­positions of the .xii. sygnes, deuyded by the .xii. monthes of the yeare, vp­pon blood letting, with ye most daun­gerous days for to do any thing tou­ching Phisick.

And hereafter followeth the re­medies for many diuers infyrmities, and diseases that greeueth and hur­teth the body of man.

For the headach. Capitulo .vij.

TAke Hemlock and seeth them, till they be softe as pappe, then laye them to the head where the paine is, and let them lye all night, and on the morning lay another hote playster of the same, and doe so two or three tymes, and he shall be whole.

For aking of the head. Capitulo .viii.

Take and make lye of Veruayn or else of Betayne, of Wormewood, and therewith wash thy head thrise in the weeke, and it shal do thee good and take away the ach.

For to spourge the head Capitulo .ix.

Take the Seede Stauisacre, and beate it smal to powder, & when it is beten smal, take a fine linnen cloath, and put the powder therein, & make thereof a little ball, the quantitie of a great hasell Nutte, and put it to thy mouth, and rol to & fro, betwixte thy [Page] teeth chawing, holding downe thy head the space of an hower, & it wyll spurge thy head and thy gums, and keepe thy teeth from aking.

Also for to spurge the head. Cap. x.

Take the rote of pelater of spayne, and chew it betwixt thy teth, to and fro a good while, and it will spurge well thy head, & also fasten thy teeth and spurge thy gummes.

For the toothach. Cap. xi.

Take Betany and wylde gordes, and seth them in wyne, or else in Vy­neger, and then put it in thy mouth as hote as thou mayst suffer, & holde it a good whyle in thy mouth, and it will take away thy payne.

For the ach of a hollow tooth. Capitulo. xii.

Take Assa fetida, & put it in thy toth that is hollow, and it will appease and take away the ach.

Also for the toothach. Cap. xiii.

[Page] Take Henbane & bruse it, and holde it betweene thy teeth a good whyle, and lay it also vpon the tooth that a­keth, and it will swage the payne a­none.

Also for the toothach. Cap. xiiii.

Take the seede of Henbane, & caste it vpon a Chafing dishe of Charcole fyre, & hold thy mouth ouer the fyre, that the smoke maye enter into thy mouth, and then holde thy mouth o­uer a Basen of fayre cleane water, & thou shalte see vpon the water as it were small wormes that shall come dropping out of thy mouth, also take the seede of Henbane and beate it to small powder & meddle it with wax and make a litle pellet that it may be ful of powder without forth, and put it in the hole of the hollow tooth that aketh, and it will lightly slea the ache of the tooth.

Also for the Toothach. Cap. xv.

[Page] Take the rote of Hēban, & seeth it in vineger til the third part be soden a­way, & with ye same wash thy mouth & holde thy mouth ful a good whyle and it wil slea the tothach. Also take the rote of henban, & hold it betwene thy aking toth, and it will doe away the payne.

For the stench in the mouth. Cap. xvi.

Take the iuice of Veruayn, & bruse it, and put it in thy mouth, & holde it a good while close in thy mouth, and it will take away the stench.

For a stinking breath. Cap. xvii.

Take oile Doret, Turpentine, hony, oyle Oliue, Virgin wax, as much of one, as of another, and boile them al togither, & make an oynment there­of, & vse it euery day in the patients nosethrils, and let it be put into the nose euery day in the morning with tentes made of lynt, scraped of fyne linnen cloth, and he shall be hole.

For ache and wormes in the eares. Cap. xviii.

Take the iuice of henbane & put it in to thyne eares and it wil take away the ach and slea the worms in them.

A precious water for poyson and specially agaynst ye pestilence. ca. xix.

Take Turmētil, Scabious, Golds, betayne, & Pimpernel, of euerich a­like much, and distil therof a water, and drink it fasting euery day in the morning, fyrst next your heart, for it shall do much good.

For running eyen. Cap. xx.

Take black snayles, and seeth them in fair water, thē take the grece that is on the water, & therewith anoynt thy eien that be watry and runneth.

For red bleared eyen. Cap. xxi.

Take the iuice of Rue, and pouder of commen, medle them togither, then take coten & dip it well therein, & lay it thereto, and anoynt the temples, & [Page] the browes and the lids of the eyen therewith, and they shall be hole.

For eyen that bene dasuned or dark. Capitulo. xxii.

Take the roote of red Fenel in wyn­ter, & in sōmer the leaues, or else both rotes & leaues, and stamp them and wring out the ioyce, and temper the ioice with fine clarified hony, & make therof an ointment & anoint the eien therwith, and it shall put away the darkenes, & it shall cleare thy syght.

A precious water for the sighte of the eyen. Capitulo. xxiii.

Take Smalage, red Fenell, Iue, Veruain, Betain, Egrimony, Pim­pernel, Enfrage, Sauge, Salēdine of euerich a lyke much in quantitye, and wash them well and cleane, and stamp them, and put them in a fayre brasen panne, and take the pouder of fifteene peper Corns, fayre sareid in­to a pynte of good whyte wyne, and [Page] put it into the hearbs, with iii. spone­ful of liuely honey, and fyue sponeful of the water of a manchylde that is an Infante, and medle them altogi­ther, and boyle them ouer the fyre, & when it is soden, strain it through a clean linnen cloth, & put it in a glasse and stop it well and close, til you wil occupye it, & when neede is, do there­of into the sore eyen with a fether, & if it be waxen drye, temper it wyth good whyte wine, for it is very good for the sight of the eyen.

For a pinne and a webbe in the eyes. Capitulo. xxiiii.

Take a curtesye of cleane claryfyed hony, and as much of womans mylk that norisheth a mayde chylde, and for the woman, the man chylde, and seeth them togyther, and when it is colde, put it in a Glasse, and close it from the ayre, and thus doe two or three days .ii. or .iii. tymes euery daye [Page] and he shall be hole.

For all the euils in the eyen. cap. xxv.

Take clene clarified hony one part, and more then of halfe the hony, & of the gal of a Hare, meddle them togi­ther in a vessel ouer ye fire, but make it but luke warm, & kepe it in a glas but beware that yu take not to much therof in thine eyen, for the quantity of a small pinnes head, is ynough at once when thou goest to bed, & that is sufficient for .vii. yeares, if a man haue a pearle or a web in his eyen, & be it not drye, put therto some deale more of the gall, then of the hony.

For boyling in the eyen. Cap. xxvi.

Take May butter, and pouder of comin, & stamp them togither, and lay it on a linnen cloath to the eyen, and often times renew it when the boyling is swaged, take safron, and womans milke, and grynd them to­gither, and drop thereof in the sore [Page] eyen, and then thou shalt be hole.

For a stinking breath. Cap. xxvii.

Take .ii. handful of pouder of comin, & seeth it in good whyte wyne from a quart till a pinte, and drinke thys first and last always hote, & he shall be hole within .ix dayes drinking.

For the stomack that is hote and swollen. Cap. xxviii.

For the stomacke that is hote and swolen, take the rote of smalage and stāp it, or put it in sweete wyne or in other good wine all a day & a night, and then let it bee passed through a a fayre linnen cloth, and put it in a clene vessell, and vse to drink a curt­sy therof euery day fasting .viii. or .ix dayes, and he shall be hole.

For the stomack that aketh, that commeth of colde. cap. xxix.

For the stomack that aketh, that cō ­meth of cold, take an herb that is ca­led Poleo and dry benes, an handful [Page] of singrin, & as much of this poleo, & put it in a vessell with fayre water, & let it seeth there on the fyre, till the thyrde parte of the water be soden a­way, and put therto suger of Ston, and a curtesy of hony, & drinke it sixe dayes fasting, and he shalbe hole.

For to force the stomack Cap. xxx.

To force the stomack, take Canell three poys, and one pois of Mastick, and one poys of the paringes of Po­megarnades, and half a poys of Ga­lingale, and stamp all these togyther and temper it with honey that hath ben boyled of the fyre, and wel scom­med, & vse of this as much as a Nut, euery day during ten dayes fasting, and he shall be whole.

For the stomacke and the Bellye that aketh. Capitulo. xxxi.

For the stomack and the belly that a­keth, take the flower of a herbe that is called Nemaham, that is lyke to [Page] Mynt, & it hath a good sauoure, take foure poys of Cosmer, and seuē poys of water, and seeth altogither to the thyrd part, and with suger drink this fyue dayes fasting in the morning, and he shall be whole.

And if a man be sick at the stomack or in the belly, or at the heart or head, or were bitten with any euill vene­mous beast, or poysoned. Cap. xxxii.

And a man were by the waye tra­uayling, or in house, and he had all these sicknesses, and he had with him a Lectuary yt is made of fyue things to eate therof, or drink therof in wa­ter three poys or foure, he shoulde bee hole, and he vse it fyfteene dayes fa­sting, and when he goeth to bed least he shold not be hole of all the sicknes in his body, and he drinke euery time two poys, and these thinges they be, Scorlogio, Morre, Genciana, Grā ­dorer, and Zataont, as much of one [Page] as of another, and stamp them, and strayne them, and medle them with hony that hath bin wel boiled on the fyre and scummed fayre and cleane, for this is called the lectuary of lyfe.

A good medicine for risyng vnder the stomacke. Cap. xxxiii.

Take pepper, long pepper, graynes, saffron, ginger, annyes, licoris, and suger, seeth al these in good ale till it be thick, and geue it the sick to drink and he shall be whole.

Also a good playster for the rysing vnder the stomack. Cap. xxxiiii.

Take ye [...]ow, otherwyse called mil­foly, red Fenel, red Mints, Borage, Rue, fetherfoy, clotes leues, Perito­rie, egrimony, of euerich a like much and the grece of a barrow Hog for a man, and for a womā of a yelk Hog, that is of a Sow kind, and seth thē altogither in good ale, and make a playster thereof, and lay it to the sto­mack [Page] as hote as it may be suffred .ii. or three times, and he shall be hole.

For to destroy the heate in the sto­mack. Cap. xxxv.

Take fayre clere water, and boyle it well, and scum it, and put therin shi­uers of browne bread, and let thē lie therin an houre, till the water be al­most cold, and thē drink therof two or three dayes by dyuers times, and he shall amend in shorte time.

For brēning in the stomack. ca. xxxvi

Take and eate greene percely, and galingale, without any other thing.

For to auoyd flume out of thy sto­mack and the head. Cap. xxxvii.

Take pouder of Pelatory of spayn, and pouder of comin, pouder of long peper, pouder of ginger, mustard, vi­neger, and medle them togither, and chaufe them on the fire til they wax thicke, & then as hote as ye may suf­fer, put parte thereof in your mouth [Page] galking in your throte vp and down, but let none enter to your stomack, & doe this diuers tymes spitting oute by the space of an hower, and this is gargarisme.

For al euils in ye stomack. ca. xxxviii.

Take ashe seede, linne seede & Com­min, of euery a lyke much, & geue it to the sick body to drinke wyth hote worte, or else with fayre hote water.

For the disease at the harte. ca. xxxix.

Take [...]uary, and seeth it in stale ale, and when it is wel soden, stamp it in a morter, & seeth it agayne with the same lycour and then cleanse it through a cloath and proporcion the ioice, put therto three sponeful of cla­rifyed honey, and boyle it well togy­ther agayn, and put it in a boxe, and giue it to the pacient euery day a .iij. sponefull fasting till he be hole, and this shal doe away the glut from his hart, & make him to sauour his mete.

For weaknesse of the hearte. Cap. xl.

Take Rose water, Pearles beaten smal to powder, and medle it with su­ger, and drinke it two or three dayes.

For faintnesse of the heart. Cap. xli.

Take the fyling of Gold, and the pou­der of the bone of a Harts heart, med­led with the iuice of Borage, & suger, made in syrrope, for that is very good forswoning.

For the brest that is incombred. Capitulo. xlii.

Take Isope and seeth it in a pottle of wyne till that it come to a quarre, & let the sick vse thereof, fyrst in the mor­ning, and last at euen hote, and at mo­row colde, till he be hole.

For a man, woman, or chylde that is broken in the belly. ca. xliii.

Take in May the tender croppes of herbe Osmonde, and drie them with the wynde, and not in the sunne, and make powder therof and sacre it, and [Page] keepe it drye in a bladder, & let the pa­cient drynke of ye pouder, with whyte wyne euen and morrow, wynter and sōmer, sauing in May: in May drink of the tēdring of the said Osmond, for this drinke wil make the broken belly greene, as it were new broken, and the Patient must be well and easilye trussed, that he or she may goe with it all day, and lye with it all night, till he be hole, and that will be within foure­teene dayes, if he be well ruled, for he must lye vpright, as much as he may, both day and night, and not strayne his bellye, but as little as he can. And he must keepe him lax as long as he is sick, and lye in his bed two howers in the morning after he hath drunk this medicine, & must eate no white meate till he be whole, nor walke but easilye for strayning.

The playster to knit him. Capitulo. xliiii.

[Page] Take Polipodye that groweth on an oke, the rotes thereof, and pare the cleane, and the rotes of Elenacampa­na, and pare them cleane, and then bete them in a morter, as smal as thou canst, & temper it with Oyle of Bay, and make it a playster thicke, and lay it on a thicke cloath a good quantitie, and lay it there the sick is greeued vn­der the trusse, from the euen tyll the morrow, and on the morrow change it agayne, this is for all the yeare, saue in May, then the leaues be better.

For the playster in May. Cap. xlv.

Take Polipone leues, and the leues of Elenacampana, and daysye leaues and bete them smal, and temper them with oyle of bay as thou seemest best, to make a plaister, and lay it there the sore is, euen and morrow, and he shall by the grace of God be whole.

For to breake wynde in the bellye. Cap. xlvi.

[Page] Take Commin, Fenell seede and an­nis beaten in powder, then seeth it in wyne, and drinke it fyrst and last.

For a swolen wombe. Cap. xlvii.

Take the iuice of Rue, and let the pa­cient drinke it with wyne or ale, and he shalbe hole on warrantise.

For aking of the wombe. Cap. xlvii.

Take Tansye, Rue, Sothernwood, & eate them with salte, & he shalbe hole.

For the harte brenning. Cap. xlix.

Take the crop of Fenel, and chew it in thy mouth, and suck the iuice therof and spet out the other parte, and hee shall be hole.

For the sore sydes within forth. Cap. l.

Take Alesanders, Persly, Louage, red fenell, Smalage, Burnet, & Gro­mell, and seeth them in whyte wyne, tyll halfe be consumed, then strayne it and let the sick drynk it fyrst, and last, at euen hote, and at morrow colde.

Contra telamet masculam in oculo. Capitulo. li.

Take fenel, vnset Goldes, Veruayne, and Betaine, Aum, and stampe them and temper them wyth Ale, or whyte wyne, and strayn it, and then stampe nyne lowpes, otherwyse called Chef­locks, and put them in the sayd lycour and gyue it to the Pacyent to drynke, nyne dayes followyng, and he shall be hole.

For a womans Pappe that is sore. Cap. lii.

Take the roote of Bryan, that is to saye, wylde Neppe, and make bare al the ouer part of the sayd rote, & that is to say, the top of the rote, and make an hole therein, and couer it wyth the tyle stone, and put it in the earth, and laye earth vpon it, and let it stande so foure or fyue dayes, then open it, and take the iuice that ye fynde in the hole and keepe it in a Glasse, and therwith [Page] anoynt the brest and it shall be hole.

For the lyuer that is corrupte and wasted. Capitulo. liii.

Take a good quantitie of Lyuer-worte, and bruse it a little, and then seeth it in good strong worte with a quantitie of Rubard, and vse this me­dicine, and thou shalte be whole.

For the heate in the Lyuer. Cap. liiij.

Take the iuice of foure apples, and swete apples, of ech a pound or more, as much as you thinke best, and two pound of suger, & meddle these things togither, and let them boyle on a sym­ple fyre, till it be thicke as syrope, and vse a curtesy therof euery day fasting, with luke warme water.

For the heate in the lyuer of man, that his colloure is yellow. Cap. lv.

Take the water of Sicore, and wa­ter of Letuse, and water of the leues, and small braunches of a wylde mor­ger tree, or else take the hearbes and [Page] stampe al these togither, and as much one as of another, and take the iuice of these thinges, and as much as all this of Suger, and boyle all togither till it bee as thicke as a Syrope, and then put thereto a poys and a halfe of Rubard, and vse a quantitie of this syrope and colde water euery day fa­sting, and at night, and he shalbe hole.

For the brest that is incombred. Capitulo. lvi.

Take & drink this eyght dayes or .x. of the Fumer that commeth of sylke wormes euery day a poys, in syrope of Isope, and if a man maye not haue this drinke, take the pure harte Dau­lignam also in syrope of Isope x. days and he shall be hole.

For a man that hath wormes in his belly, and his body be leane. Cap. lvii.

Take the Gall of a Cowe, and flower of lupious a curtesy, and medle [Page] them togyther, and make a playster of wool, and lay it on his bely, where the greefe is, and doe this foure or fyue dayes, and he shall be hole.

For the brest and the lungues. Capitulo .lviij.

Take a quarte of claryfyed honye, and boyle it, and when it is boyled, put therto half a pound of Pere war­dens mynsed, and boyle them well to­gither, and then put thereto an ounce of powder, made of the rotes of Ele­nacampana, & a ounce of pouder of ly­cores, and let them boyle till it be som­what stiffe, then take it from the fyre, and when it is nigh colde, put thereto an ounce of pouder of Ginger, & stir it wel togyther, vse this fyrst and last.

For to auoyde and destroye flume. Capitulo .lix.

Take persly rotes, fenell rotes, Pery­tory, and Isop, & seeth them in good ale with licore, and a quantitie of [Page] claryfyed Honye and vse to drinke it, and thou shalt behole.

For the sto [...]e. Cap. lx.

Take the rotes of Thornebacke, and drye them fayre, & make powder ther­of, & then take therof .i. pence weight, and put therto two sponeful of water of Ramsyns, and drinke it euery daye and euery night, and than thou shalte be hole. And if it bee a greate stone, take a sponeful of water or sto [...]erop, two sponefull of water of Ramsyns, and two peny waight of the aforesaid pouder medled togither, and vse this medicine .iii. times, and thou shalte be holpen, be the stone neuer so great.

Also for the stone. Cap. lxi.

Take the blood of a male Kid, and drye it in an ouen, and make pouder of it, then take gromelseede, ground Iue beries, stanmarch seede, the roote or the sede of Saxfrage, rotes of turmē ­till, [Page] and of Phylipen [...]ula by euen por­tion, and bete it all t [...] small powder, then take as much [...] of the powder of kiddes blood, as of the seedes & rootes abouesayd, & vse this in powder whā [...]eede is, in sauce or in Potage, a peny weight at once, and no more.

For the Collick stranguary, and the stone. Cap. lxii.

Take Careaway, Fenell seede, spick­narde, annes, Comin, Cynamon, and Galingale, of euerich halfe an ounce, gromell seede, and lycores, of euerych of them an ounce, seeth weight of all them, and bete them al to pouder; and put halfe a sponefull of the same pou­der in ale luke warm, and drinke it, & walke therafter an hower, or thou eat or drinke any manner of thing.

For a man that is a Lepper, and it take in his legges and go vp­ward. Cap. lxiii.

[Page] For a man that is a Lepper and it take fyrst in his legs and go vpwarde into his body, he may be soone hole, & if he will take Charobote, that is to saye, a Bettill and brenne it to ashes, and bete it all to powder small, & then take barrowes grece and melt it well on the fire, and temper it togither, and as much as halfe that of Blanchet, and make Oyntmente thereof, and vse it on the sore, and vppon the oynt­ment, looke that ye put a plate of lead full of small holes in manye places, and chaunge it both in the morning and at night the Oyntmente, but not the leade, and he shall bee hole of that sicknesse.

For a derte in a mans flesh. Cap. lxiiii.

Take a worme that▪ is called Pie­acher, that is as great as a bene, and is clene blewe or sender, and it hath [Page] many smal feete, and white vnder the bely. And when a man toucheth it, he waxeth round, as a Butten, take the worme, & rub it wel agaynst the derte that it bee all broken, and doe this e­uery day thre or foure tymes, and at e­uery tyme, rub three or foure wormes, and anon it shall be hole.

For a sauce flume vysage. Ca. lxv.

Take Elenacampana, and seeth it in a pot with Vineger, tyll it bee sodden in, than stamp it small, and than put therto quicke siluer and Brimstone, & giltes grece, and bray it togither, and make thereof a playster, and laye it to thy vysage all night, and on the mor­row wash it oft.

For him that maye not hold his water. Cap. lxvi.

Take goates talow, and bren it, and make therof powder, and put it into the Patients Potage, and let him vse this, and he shall pisse measurablye y­nough.

Another for the same. Cap. lxvii.

Take Synshone and sheepes talow and seeth them well togither, and as hote as maye be suffred, lay it to the member, and he shall make water a­none.

For to destroy flume. Cap. lxviii.

Take Betayne and drye it, and make therof powder, & kepe it till thou haue neede, and when thou wilt ocupye thereof, take a quantitie of honye and of the powder, and make thereof two or three pellets, and swallowe them downe all hole, last when thou goest to bed, and that shall doe thee muche good.

For a wombe that is harde. Cap. lxix.

Drinke the iuyce of weybred with old wyne, and he shall be hole.

Also another for the same.

Take Cinkfoyle, that is to say fyue leaued grasse, and stamp it, & drink it with hote mylke, and he shal be eased.

For the blody manyson place. ca. lxx.

Take Mylfoyle, and Plantyne, of e­uerich a like much, stampe them well togither and keepe it, and whan thou wilt take thereof, and temper it with wyne, and let the pacient drink it, and he shalbe hole.

For a mans stones that be swo­len. Cap. lxxi.

Take an herbe that is called Mare clee in french, and frye it well in oyle Olife, and lay it to the stones that is so swolen, as hote as it may be suffred eyghte dayes, or more and neede bee, for this will heale the swelling.

For to mak one slender. Cap. lxxii.

Take and seeth fenell in water, and drink the water last at euen, and fyrst at morrow, and it shall swage him or her shortly.

For him that lacketh wynde. Capitulo. lxxiii.

Take mallowes Mercury, and Bo­rage, [Page] and seeth them togither wyth a peece of pork, and make therof Po­tage and eate it, and drinke the broth, with whyte wyne, or with whey that is made of mylke.

For him that is costyfe. Cap. lxxiiii.

Take the iuice of walwoorte and me­dle it with hony, and giue it to the pa­cient to drinke.

For a wicked blaste and wynde in the vysage. Cap. lxxv.

Take a hen egge, and roast it harde, then take the whyte thereof, and an ounce of coperas, and bete it togither small in a brasen morter, till it be lyke an oyntmente, and therewith anoynt thy face that is blasted, and when it is hole, then anoynte it with Populy­on, and that wil souple the skyn, and make it whole.

For the Shingles. Cap. lxxvi.

Take Doues dongue, and Barlye meale, and stamp them togither, and [Page] temper them with aysell, and laye it therto.

For the cough. Cap. lxxvii.

Take Nettles, and gather them be­tweene saynt Mary days in Haruest, of them that beareth seede, and drye them in the sunne, & rub out the seede, and grynd it, and drink it withal, and thou shalt be hole.

For him that hath the perrillous cough. cap. lxxviii.

Take sage, rue, comin, and powder of peper, and seeth them in hony, & make thereof a lectuary, & vse therof a spon­full at euen, and another in the mor­ning.

The cough that is called the Chi­cough. cap. lxxix.

Take the rootes of Horsheele, and Camfyre, as much of one as of ano­ther, and stamp them small in a mor­ter, & seeth them in a fayre water, till the halfe be wasted, and then take the [Page] thyrd part of hony boyled and scum­med, and put them togither & make therof a Lectuary, and do it in a box, and let the sick vse therof fyue dayes, or vi. a good quantitie at once, fyrste and last, and he shall be hole.

For the Ich. Capitulo .lxxx.

Take frankensence and bray it smal, and meddle it with Oyle of bay, and then anoynt whereas it itcheth.

For to draw a byle from one place to another. Capitulo .lxxxi.

Take a herbe that is called Oculus christi, and veruain, and make a play­ster of it, and lay it from the byle two fingers brode, & when it hath lyne a good whyle, remoue it, and do so still til it be there as thou would haue it, and there let it breake.

For them that pisseth blood ca. lxxxii.

Take Persely, Ambrose, and Bursa­pastories, of euerich a like much, and stampe them, and temper them with [Page] a quarte of gotes milk, and straine it, and let him drink it iii. dayes, at e [...]en and at morrow; and this wil staunch him shortely.

For him that hath lost his mind. ca. lxxxiii.

Take the iuice of golds, of sage; and of wormwood, of euirich of them a sponefull▪ and take as much of white wyne and put therto, & let him drink it at euen▪ and as much at morrowe colde, and serue him thus fyue dayes during, and he shall be hole.

Another for the same. ca. lxxxiiii.

Take and sh [...]ue of the heire of the molde of his hed, then take Archaun­gell, and stamp it, and bynde it to his head where it is shauen, and let him take a sleepe therewith, and when he waketh, he shall be right weake, and sober ynough. &c.

For him that hath the frensye. Capitulo .lxxxv.

Take oyle of roses, oyle of vy [...]lets, & [Page] of euerich of them .xx. poys, and as much of water of Concorde, and put it in a new vessell of earth, and boyle it till all the water be fayled, then put out that, and put in other in the same vessell as much of that water, & boyle it thus .vii. times, and then put therto half of the .iiii. part of the poys of cā ­fere, & medle it well togither, and vse it on his hed, when it is new shauen.

For a person that vomiteth to much. cap. lxxxvi.

Take Roses, and boyle them wel in good strong vineger, make a playster thereof, and lay it to the persons sto­mack.

For a man that hath a disease in his eares. cap. lxxxvii.

Take fayre oyle olyfe, and let it be blowen out of a mans mouth that is clene and fasting, into the eares of the sick man, & let this be done .iii. or .iiii. times, and let that side of the head be [Page] turned downward, that the odure of the heade may run out, and vse this viij. or ten dayes, and he shall amend.

For a man that his eares swones within. Cap. lxxxviii.

Take Almondes, and the Carnels of Peaches, and let them be clean pilled in hote water, and make oile of them, and let that oile be put into the eares of the sicke body, with tentes made of fyne linnen cloth, and vse this .viii. or ten dayes, and he shall be hole.

For synowes that shrinke after that they haue bene hurte and healed. cap. lxxxix.

Take ensence, calasome, mastik, han­tit, turpentine, galbenon, visque, the mary of an Asse, shepes suet, old swi­nes grece, and butter, and of eueriche of them halfe an ounce, than take an ounce and an half of wax, & an ounce of oyle Olife, and stamp them, & boile all these thinges togither, and make [Page] it in manner of an oyntment hard, to make playsters, and then make ther­of a playster, and lay it on the hurt se­nowes, and let this lye .xv. dayes or more, and they shall stretch out.

For to staunch blood. Cap. xc.

Take an herbe that is called, Lune­nahaf, and stamp it, and laye it on the wound, or take the grene leues therof and lay it on the wounde, and it shall staunch, and if a man maye not haue this herb, let him bren the feathers of a Cockes neck, and take the ashes of them, and lay on the wound, and the blood shall soone be staunched.

Also to staunch blood Cap. xci.

Take a peece of salt befe, that is well salted, or else a peece of salt beefe that hangeth in the rofe, & couer it in hote embers till it be through hote, & take as much as wil stop the hole, & bind it fast to, as hot as the patient may suf­fer it, and it shall staunch anone, but [Page] let the befe be fat and leane togither.

For an Empostume. cap. xcii.

Take barlie, and drie benes, and lico­res, and let boyle thē with fayre wa­ter altogither, of euerich a like much, and drinke thereof with suger, euery day fasting, & at night when he goeth to bed, and vse this .vi. dayes or more, and he shall cast out that postume.

For spitting of blood. cap. xciii.

Take ache, mintes, rue, and betain, & seeth them well in good milke, giue it him to drinke fyrst in the morning, and laste at nighte, and he shall bee hole.

For wylde fyre, that is called fyre of Hell. cap. xciiii.

Take red wormes of the earth, and the rote of Valerian, & stampe them togither, and lay it thereto, and take valerian the rote, and the leaues, and stamp it, & temper it with water and giue it him to drink, & he shalbe hole.

For byting of a mad dog. ca. xcv.

Take the seede of Box and stamp it and temper it with holy water; and giue it him to drinke.

For to doe away a wen. Cap. xcvi.

Take and bynde fast the Wenne, then take verdigrece, sulphur, Sope, oyle of egges, alam, and hony, & tem­per them togither, and lay it thereto, and it shall doe away the wenne, and heale it without doubt.

For to breake a felon in the night. Cap. xcvii.

Take pouder made of Cantarides, and temper it with sheepes tallow, & make a plaister therof, and lay it ther­to and it shall breake.

For the Megrim. Cap. xcviii.

Take foure handfull of red rose flo­wers fresh in sommer, and in wynter welked, and three handfull of Camo­mill, and as much of Veruayne, and breake them small with thy handes [Page] and boyle them in a pottle of whyte wyne of Gascoyn, if it may be had, or else in Rochell wyne, till it come to a quart, and put them in thre bags bro­ched flat like a plaister, & lay it where the ach is, as hote as the sick may suf­fer, and chaunge them hote and hote during a daye and a night, and lon­ger if neede be.

For the Morfew. Cap. xcix.

Take the water of elder, and drink it iii. sponeful in the morning ii. or thre tymes, and when ye receiue it, walke after, and catch a good heate, & than take a pynt of white vyneger, and .ix. oke apples and cut them, and lay thē iii. days and three nights in the same vineger, and after take a fayre linnen cloath, and put the apples in the same cloath, and strain them, and with the licour therof anoynt thy body fower dayes, & it wil do away the morfew.

For to stop the flyx. Cap. C.

[Page] Take an onyon, and roast it till it be tēder, then bruse it and lap it in a lin­nen cloth, and put it betwixt the clift of the buttockes, euen ioyning to the foundament, and set him down ther­on, as hote as hee may suffer, a long tyme, and take another onyon, and pluck out the core, and fyll the hole ful of frankensence, and english saf­fron, and take the couering of ye ony­on, and couer the hole, and put in the embers, and let it boyle till it be som­what tender, then put away the co­uering, and lay the onyon as hote as it may be suffred vpon his nauill hole and binde it fast that it fal not away, and he shall be hole.

For the Cancre, wyld fyre, and Ig­nis sancti Antoni. ca. Ci.

Take and roste Sorell in a wet lin­nen cloth, the space of an halfe hower vnder the hote embers, & then stamp it with fyne clarified hony, and laye [Page] that to the sore, and without doubt it will do away the brenning blacknes and stinck, and heale it perfectly.

For to make heire to grow. cap. Cii.

Take and seeth malowes, rotes and al, & wash the place thereas the heire lacketh, and it shall grow.

For to doe away heire. cap. Ciii.

Take horseleeches, and burn them to pouder, and medle with eysell, and touch the place where the heire gro­weth, & it shall growe no more there.

For a scald head. cap. Ciiij.

Take a penniworth of lamp oyle, & halfe a pynte of fayre water, & boyle it well togither, and when it is colde put thereto half a peniworth of quick siluer, & temper it well togither, and anoynt thy head.

For the yellow Iaundes. Ca. Cv.

Take a quantitie of Turmeryke, and as much of Iuery beaten to pouder, & as much of the inner bark of a berbe­rye [Page] tree, and a quantitie of english saffron in pouder, and medle them all togither, and drinke it three or foure dayes fasting.

For the blacke Iaundes. Ca. cvi.

Take genciana, long pepper, Cala­mus, aromaticus, auencis, licores, re­syns of coraunce, white sope of spayn of euerich three .i. and .ii. sponefull of mustard, boyle all these in a quarte of wyne till the thyrde parte be wasted, and let the pacient drink it.

For wormes and heate in the hands Capitulo. Cvii.

Take chickweed and bruse it a little, and then seeth it in running water, till the water be wasted halfe away, then take and wash the sore handes therein, as hote as the paciente may suffer it, and doe thus .iii. or .iiii. days, and he shall be hole.

For the gowte. cap. Cviii.

Take red mintes, and cressons, and [Page] vnset leekes, and let th [...]e herbs seeth wel togither, and washe there as the sicknesse is, euery day .ii. times a day, and if he cannot haue these hearbes, let the sicke body bee washed with hote water, and anoynte him before the fyre, or in the Sunne with thys ointment and rub him wel therwith, take Virgin waxe, turpentyne, Saf­fron, the yolke of an egge, oyle olyfe, oyle of Almonds, may butter, oyle of nuttes, oyle doret, the grece of a male hogge, oyle of camamil, & sheepe suet, with good claryfyed honye, and let all these be medled togither, and boy­led fayre and easily by the fyre.

For sore knees that doth swell and ake. Cap. Cix.

Take rue, louage, and stamp them togither, and put therto hony & make therof a playster, and lay it to the sore knees, and that shall fetche away the swelling, and the ach.

For the falling euill. Cap. Cx.

Take the blood of his little fynger, that is sick, & write these three verses following, and hang them about his neck.

Iasper fert Mirram, thus Melchi or Baltazarum.

Hec quicumque secum portat, tria nomina regum.

Soluitur a morbo, domini pietate Caduce.

For brenning and scalding. Cap. cxi.

Take fresh Geese dong, and frye it with fresh butter, and sheepes suet, and strayne it through a cloath, & lay it on the sore, and it wil heale it anon.

For brenning with fyre. cap. Cxii.

Take the rynde of a clyne tree, and seeth it halfe a day in fayre water, & let it keele, and gather of the thicke that thou fyndeste vppon the water, with a feather, and euery day anoynt with the feather euen and morrowe.

For to heale hurtes and woundes. Capitulo.Cxiii.

Take mallowes and seeth them wel and when they be well soden, take & stampe them, and then take olde Ba­rowes grece, and clene Barly mele, & mingle the iuice, the meale, and the grece altogither, and make a salue thereof, for it is a ready healer.

Also to make a salue to draw, and to heale. cap. cxiiii.

Take a quarter of a pound of Vyr­gin wax, and .ii. ounces of sheepe suet, and melt them togither a little, and then take them from the fyre, & put therto an ounce of frankensence, and stere it wel togither and do it in a box and this will both draw and heale.

For stinging of Adders and Snakes. Ca. Cxv.

Take dragons and drynke it, also stampe Dragons, and laye it to the place there the stinging is, and that [Page] shal suck out the venime, and ease the smarting.

For him that cannot sleepe. Capitulo. Cxvi▪

Take petimoral and stamp it, and wring out the iuice, then take fower spooneful of the iuice, & fower spone­ful of womans mylke, and a sponeful of vineger and hete it, and therewith anoynt his temples and his forehead and as it dryeth anoynt it agayn, and thē wete a cloth therin, and lay it vp­on his forehed, & vse this often times, and this shall make him sleepe.

For the Palsye. Capitulo. Cxvii.

Take the Gall of an Oxe, or of a bull of one colour, if it may be gotten, and iii. or .iiii. red onyons, & roast them till they be tender, and then stampe them well in a bole dish, and mingle ye gall, and thē togither, and looke there be iiii. tymes as much of the gall as the [...]nyons, and therewith anoynte well [Page] the place that is greeue [...], till it be bro­ken, and then take a softe sheete new washen, and warm it agayn the fyre, and wrap the sick body therein, and this must be vsed at nighte, to bed­warde, and within .ix. nights it wyll amende and make the flesh growe, though it be much awaye, and if the skin be waxen thicke by vanishinge away of the flesh, take red netle rotes and rub well the skin, and the oynte­mente will better drinke in, and this oyntment is good for all manner a­ches for euery body.

A good drinke for the pox. cap. cxviii.

Take salendine, & english saffron, the weight of a half peny, and a far­thing worth of grayns, a quartern of long pepper, a peny weighte of mare, and stale ale, stamp your herb & pou­der your saffron, and meddle them all togither, and then drink it.

A salue for the Pox. cap. Cxix.

Take white lead .i. quarter of verde­grece .ii.d. ob. mastik .i .d. camfere .i.d rasen .ii. ounces [...]erious i.d▪ mercury, ob. turpentine, breke al these in a mor­ter, & medle your turpētine with oyle olyue, and then mingle them altogi­ther, and make thereof a salue.

¶For the gowte, and swelling of ioynts, and knobs that commeth of ach of the pox. Ca. cxx.

Take may butter, and half a pound of comin, and a quarter of a pound of black sope, and a handfull of rue▪ and a little of sheepe suet, & stamp all these in a morter, then take the gall of an Oxe, and & sponeful of bay salte, and frye all these togither in a fryingpan till it be thick, then lay it in a wollen cloth, and lay it to the ach as hote as it may be suffred, during .iii. weekes, and euery weke a new playster, and it shall take away the ach & the swel­ling [Page] without doubte.

For the Crampe. ca. Cxxi.

Bero berto bert [...]ro, these [...] bee sayd three tymes when the Crampe came vpon a man or a woman.

For the spots of the morfew. ca. cxxii.

[...]ost foure [...], and put them broken all hote into a [...] with a [...] of vinyger, and let it stand so thre days & thre nights well stopped, and then clense it through a linnen cloth, and wash the spots therewith, till they be away.

For to put away the rot of the Mor­fewe. cap. Cxxiii.

Take [...] eyght hādful, [...]orage s [...]a [...]ious of ech [...]oure handful, & [...]ray them togither in a smal [...], & put therto a pott [...]e of cleane whaye, then strayne them togither, and [...] it ouer an easy fyre, til it haue a hart of scum then set it downe and strain it clene, and set it ouer the fire againe, & put [Page] thereto clarified hony, and boile them together clene, that is to say, boile thē easily, as long as any scum wil arise, or else ye may clarifye it with egges, who so clarifieth whay & take therof viii. sponeful, or a good draught or .ii. as ye think best or a good quantitie, for it shall doe much good.

¶For a Chylde that is iawfall, or moldfall, or rofefall. cap. cxxiiii.

Take a handfull of chickweed, and lap it in a red cole lefe, or else in a lin­nen cloth, and rost it in hote embers, in the fyre, and it shalbe a grene salue & then lay the sayde salue to the bone in the neck, as hote as it may be suf­fred, & take soure leuen of white bred & [...]rom it on the mold of the Chyldes head as a playster, and it shall rayse vp the bone or molde by the grace of God, within nyne howers.

For the moder. ca. Cxxv.

Take moderwort, called the mother [Page] of all herbes, that is to saye, shortlye [...]gworte, herb Simond, Sauery, and red Minte, and drink this iuice wythred wyne.

For al feuer agues, and for yong chil­dren sucking the brest. cap. Cxxvi.

Take pouder of Christiall, and laye it to soke in wine, & giue it to drink to the nurse of the chylde, & the sucking child shal be hole, also take the rote of inursus diaboli, with the herbe, and hang it about the neck of the chylde.

For to destroy poyson. ca. Cxxvii.

Take a quantitie of dragons, and a quantitie of betaine, and a quantitie of plantayn, and make therof worts and vse them three dayes, and this shall destroy poyson and venim, but the most parte must be dragons.

For the ague. cap. Cxxviii.

Take endiue, sowthistle, dandelion, let use, sorell, of euerich a like much, & still these altogither, and the water will be passing good for the ague.

For the hote ague, infected with pe­stilence take betimes. cap. Cxxix.

Take the iuice of singrene, and the white of foure egs, and fayre flower of wheat, and medle it well togither and make therof a fayre plaister, and lay it to the pacients sydes, and than take the water of betaine, & the wa­ter of pēpe [...]nel, & the water of scaby­ous, and the water of turmentil, and water of [...]adis of euerich alike much medled togither, and giue the pacy­ent to drinke.

For the goute. cap. Cxxx.

Take tansie, and wormwood, of ech a like much, temperately ynough of shepes suet, acording to your hearbs and frye them in a pan ouer the fyre till it be greene, but beware it be not brent, and when ye wil ocupy it, cast a sponeful of linesede therin, and if it be the cold gowt, lay it to hote, and if it be the hot gowt, lay it to cold win­ter [Page] and Sommer.

To draw out ach. cap. Cxxxi.

Take Cantarides, and take of their heads, & stamp them four or v. hours in good vineger, and thē lay them vp on a plaister of diaculum, and aboue vpon them a fyne linnen cloth, or else fyne double of lawne nexte the skin, & sow in your [...] of a quilte, and lay it to the ache, and it will make it to blister, then [...] it out with a needle, & thē take this me­dicine following, and it shall drye it,

For to drye the same. cap. Cxxxii.

Take ground Iuie a quantitie and stamp it in a morter, thē take sheepes suet, and put them both in a pan, and fry them well togither, til it be grene and then ye shall straine it, and make of it a cake and when it is cold, make therof a playster, broder then your Cantarides was, within foure days after, all shalbe past and drye.

For the swelling in a mans knee, or legge that aketh. Cap. Cxxxiii.

Take a blew or a blanket wollen cloth, as much as will lappe aboute the [...] or leg, & then take the white of .ii. or .iii. hens egs, and beate them well in a dish, and spread it vpon the cloath, so done, then take yolkes and heate them in a dish, and put thereto black sope, as much or more, & beate them well togither, and when they be wel beten togither, make therof a fayre salue, and spread it thicke vpon the cloth on the whyte of the egges merely thicke, & lap it aboute the sore knee or legge, and roll it, and let it lye three dayes, and it will fetche awaye the swelling and the ache. (⸫)


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