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Vera Effigies Jacobi Cooke Medici, ac Chirurgi peritissimi; Qui, quae, indefesso studio et multorum annorum Experiéntia comperit usui fore, ad presentem sanitatem tuendam amissamque recuperandam, non invidet humano generi Etatis suae [...].

SELECT OBSERVATIONS ON English Bodies OF Eminent Persons in desperate DISEASES. First written in Latin by Mr. John Hall, Physician: After Englished by JAMES COOK, Author of the Marrow of Chirurgery. To which is now added, an hundred like Counsels and Advices, for several Honou­rable Persons: By the same Author. In the Close is added, Directions for drinking of the Bath-Water, and Ars Cosmetica, or Beauti­fying Art: By H. Stubbs, Physician at Warwick.

LONDON, Printed by J. D. for Benjamin Shirley, under the Dial of St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-street, 1679.

TO THE Right Honourable, FULK, Lord Brook, Baron BROOK OF Beauchamp-Court.

Right Honourable,

THE great and undeser­ved Favours for many years conferred on me by your noble Ance­stors, with those which I still receive from your self, and o­her their Survivors, encourage me [Page] to present to your Lordship this Piece, now called to be made pub­lic a second time; humbly begging your acceptance and protection of what I tender in acknowledgment of my Duty and Service. The Part formerly printed, and what is ad­ded thereto, are most fit to be laid at your Honour's Feet, having recei­ved allowance from your Honoura­ble Family to be made public, and most of it practised among them, for the special use of those Noble Persons, who are now gone from us; and for whose memory I could not transcribe with dry eyes. What their Loss vvas to the Public, is vvell known, and no less lament­ed; and so great to me, that I can never forget it.

The Right Honourable, your Father, was pleased to shew me greater Favour than I do pretend [Page] to deserve. Your Right Honoura­ble Mother was seldom ill at home or abroad, without commanding my attendance: The same have the Right Honourable your Brothers and your Lordship done. By whom scarce any thing was taken without my thoughts, from the most eminent Physicians, till they became ac­quainted with their Bodies. In all which Services it pleased God, I so ordered my self, that I have had from your Physicians, not only thanks but commendation. Which I have always looked on as proceeding more from the Favour of your Honour's Family, than my Deserts.

These Obligations under which I lie, have given your Lordship the trouble of this Dedication, and this poor Piece, which I here present with my hearty and humble Prayers for all and each of your Honourable Family, [Page] that they may receive the greatest of God's Favours here, and the full en­joyment of Himself in Bliss hereafter: Which is and shall be the continued Petitions of,

My Lord, Your Honour's most humble Servant in all Duty, JAMES COOK, Sen.


Courteous Readers,

TO you it is that I now address my self, to give you some small account of what is added in this Impression. To the Select Observations on English Bodies, you have an hundred Counsels and Advices, by very eminent Phy­sicians, on several Honourable Persons, and others of no inferior Rank and Repute in this and other Counties. The Honourable Family which I have attended, and do still, hath al­ways commanded me, as to receive all Prescrip­tions, so to see them made up in several places [Page] where I have attended, both to see them taken, and to observe their Success. Their favoura­ble allowance I have for what is done. Their Honours, when Physicians were with them, were always ready to engage them to be helpful to their sick Neighbours; the Advices for such being for most part entrusted in my hands. I hope what is made publick can be no wrong to any of those Physicians, having for their Pains, Prescriptions, and Directions, received gene­rous Pay and noble Entertainment. If there necessarily occur any thing concerning those living, I humbly beg their Pardon, and if I had not feared giving offence, I had named them as well as those dead: But this is not all, for as I have a due rememembrance of those de­ceased, (whose freeness I always found in com­municating to me what they kept private from most) so I give hearty thanks to those living, who have been like minded, and by whose Di­rections I have received no small advantage. Something there is intermixed, and something also in the Close, of Dr. Stubbs's, whose Civili­ties and Openness I cannot but remember. He was not a Person greedy of Gain. Not many months before he died, he said to me, ‘We must study all ways possible to find out and appoint Medicines of cheap rate, and effectual; for Money is scarce, and Country-People poor:’ [Page] To which I answered, That it had been, and should be my constant Course as long as I lived. I have heard it was said by one, over whom none is supreme in these Nations, (whom God pre­serve and continue here, and crown with Him­self in Glory hereafter) That if Dr. Stubbs had but some of Saturn to poize his Mercurial Brain, he would make a good Statesman. And not a few famous Practitioners have said the like of him, as a Physician. But he is gone, and I cannot but say, Seldom comes a better. But to pass this, I hope my Service in this Im­pression will be civilly accepted, which is all, save to crave leave to subscribe my self always a Friend to the Friendly, and an Enemy to none of Mankind.



  • ABortion or Miscarriage. 47. 308. 333.
  • After-birth or Secundine retained 145. 197.
  • After pains. 134. 188, 189.
  • Agues, see Fevers.
  • Appetite naught, 66.
  • Lost. 290.
  • Apostume of the Stomach. 11.
  • [Page] Arse-gut fallen out. 10.
  • Ascarides, or little Worms in the Fundament. 156. 169.
  • Asthma, or Ptisi [...]. 6.
  • Ale or Beer against the Scurvy. 2. 22. 77. 80. 164. 168. 207. 249.
  • For Contusion on the Eye. 212.
  • In Ulcers of the Bladder. 228.
  • Alum in Flux of Courses. 56. 80.
  • Apozems in the Scurvy. 105.
  • In Vlcers of the Bladder. 227.
  • After Miscarriage. 324.
  • In Obstructions of the Liver. 329. 332.
  • BAstard Tertians. 121. 137. 147. 179.
  • Beating of the Heart. 44. 94. 140. 187. 311.
  • Binding of the Belly. 129.
  • Black Evacuations. 139.
  • Bleeding at the Nose. 57. 87.
  • At the Mouth. 40.
  • At the Gums. 81.
  • From the Womb, 190, 191.
  • Blood-shot Eyes, see Ophthalmia.
  • Bloody Flux. 14. 101.
  • With a Flux of Courses. 76.
  • [Page] Burning Fevers,
  • Burning and Malign, See Fevers.
  • Bags for the Stomach. 23.
  • In Falling-Sickness. 270.
  • Balsam for the Back 33.
  • Baths for Feet swelling 12. 61.
  • For Scabs 62.
  • In the running Gout 106.
  • In Tumors in Hands and Feet. 12, 13.
  • Bolus to purge, 15.
  • In Whites, 27.
  • For Gonorrhea, 97.
  • Restrictive. 98.
  • CAncer in the Leg. 75.
  • Camp or Vngaric Fever. 28.
  • Catarrh or Distillation. 14. 203. 206.
  • With Hoarseness. 182, 183.
  • With Vvula fa len. 287.
  • Chincough. 220. 304.
  • Cholic. 190. 9. 16. 79. 97. 254. 316.
  • Consumption. 25.
  • Contraction of the Ham. 93, 94.
  • [Page] Contusionin the Face 1.
  • Of the Head. 251.
  • Cough. 6. 17. 34. 37. 47. 49. 55. 89. 117. 152. 208. 216, 217. 219.
  • Extreme 272. 275.
  • Courses or Menses stopp'd 17. 52. 87. 140.
  • Few and ill coloured, 83.
  • Too many. 9. 45. 53. 56. 80. 112. 233. 235. 236.
  • With Whites. 258.
  • Convulsion 269.
  • Of the Mouth▪ called Tortura Oris. 80. 161.
  • Of the Eyes 150. 153.
  • Face and Eyes 132. 146.
  • Cataplasms or Pultises 93.
  • For Apostume of the Stomach. 12.
  • Tumor in the Thigh. 93.
  • For the Eye. 210, 211.
  • Cream of Barly 17.
  • Collyriums, or Eye-Waters. 4. 8. 44. 210.
  • DEafness. 47. 96. 257. 260. 262.
  • Delirium. 142.
  • Difficulty of Breathing. 15. 89. 160.
  • Digestion naught. 77.
  • Diarrhea or Loosness. 323▪ 324.
  • [Page] Distillation. 19. 44. 76. 293.
  • Dropsey. 21. 87.
  • Anasarca. 84.
  • In the Breast. 244.
  • Scorbutic. 64.
  • Decoction of China 62. 65. 77.
  • Of Harts-horn. 20. 23. 28. 29.
  • Of Guaiacum. 32. 85. 98. 100.
  • Of Sarsaparilla. 3. 8. 18. 22. 61. 90.
  • In Gonorrhea. 71.
  • Of Briony. 114.
  • Of Barley. 20.
  • For the Breast. 7.
  • For the Scurvy. 3.
  • To quench Thirst. 28.
  • For a Cough. 272.
  • EMpyema, 184. 242.
  • Excoriation of the Face. 1. 8.
  • Eye hurt. 210, 211.
  • Sore. 221, 222, 223.
  • Electuary of Steel. 2.
  • Astringent. 102.
  • In Burning Fevers 28.
  • In Vngaric Fever. 28.
  • For the Cough. 6.
  • For Wind in the Stomach. 25. 83. 127.
  • For the Jaundice. 29.
  • [Page] Electuary for the Mother. 82, 83.
  • To strengthen the Stomach. 97. 100. 116.
  • To corroborate the Reins. 55. 123.
  • To strengthen the principal Parts. 175.
  • For beating of the Heart. 94.
  • For the Spleen 177.
  • For the Whites. 55.
  • Of Sassafras. 152.
  • For the Falling-Sickness. 103.
  • Against the Scurvy. 110.
  • Cordial. 93.
  • Of Winteran-bark. 152. 242.
  • For Gonorrhea, 71. 97. 131.
  • In fainting. 13.
  • In Vomiting and Loosness. 288.
  • Emplast. Nephritic. 149.
  • FAinting. 13.
  • In Labour. 255.
  • Falling-Sickness. 23. 31. 102.
  • Fever. 26. 153.
  • Burning. 87. 104. 123. 126. 135. 144. 162.
  • Malign. 237.
  • Erratic. 23. 33.
  • Hec ic. 17.
  • Epiala. 180.
  • With After-Flux, &c. 20. 54, 55.
  • With Loosness. 238.
  • With Worms. 53. 55.
  • [Page] Fever Quotidian. 70. 152. 179. 180. 264.
  • Tertian. 18. 21. 56. 260, 261. 264.
  • Malign. 68. 74.
  • Quartan. 181. 263.
  • Being with Child. 298.
  • Fever. 310.
  • Quartan. 325.
  • Fleshy Rupture. 291.
  • Flux of the Belly. 97.
  • French Pox. 195, 196.
  • Frontale. 8.
  • Fumes in the Mother. 132.
  • In the Falling-Sickness. 24.
  • In the Cough. 6. 50, 51.
  • For the Head. 91.
  • For Hearing. 48.
  • GOnorrhea, See Running of the Reins.
  • Gout 78. 226. 315.
  • In the Stomach. 269.
  • Ambulative. 195.
  • Green Sickness. 189, 190.
  • With the Cholic. ibid.
  • With the Scurvy. 245.
  • Gargarisms in Faults of the Mouth. 65.
  • Of the Throat. 69.
  • Gums. 58.
  • [Page] Gargarism for the Squinancy. 88.
  • For the Scurvy. 111. 120.
  • Glysters, 14.
  • In Hectic. 17.
  • Cholic. 16.
  • Bloody-Flux. 101.
  • In Stupidness. 26.
  • Astringent. 101.
  • In Fever with Loosness. 238.
  • 22
  • HArdness of the Side, &c. 303.
  • Hectic, See Fevers.
  • Hearing dull. 47.
  • Heat of the Vrine. 3. 63. 130.
  • Heat and Roughness of the Tongue. 153.
  • Hemorrhoids their Flux. 149.
  • Their Tumor and Pain. 24. 139.
  • Of the Womb. 191.
  • Hoarseness. 35. 201. 216.
  • Hypochondriac Melancholy. 22. 29. 41. 71. 74. 176.
  • Winds. 239, 240.
  • Effects and Abortion.
  • Hypocras for the Wind. 25.
  • Hydromel compound. 35.
  • For a Cough. 50.
  • [Page]INflammation of the Eyes, See Ophthalmia.
  • Of the Tonsils. 214. 219.
  • Ill Habit. 9.
  • Indigestion. 77, 78.
  • Ilness of the Stomach, with Weakness of the Limbs. 301.
  • Of the Womb. 303.
  • Itch. 13. 61. 294.
  • Injection for Vlcers in the Yard. 130.
  • Julep in Vomiting and Thirst. 19. 29.
  • In Courses. 52.
  • Kings-evil. 196, 197. 202, 203, 204. 231.
  • LIghtness of the Head and Vapors. 334.
  • Loathing Meat. 89. 99.
  • Lungs rising, See Rising of the Lights.
  • Liquor for the Face. 39.
  • Lohoch in the Cough. 7. 90. 277.
  • In the Breast. 50.
  • Laurel prepared. 9.
  • [Page]MEasles. 59.
  • Melancholy. 26. 37.
  • Mother. 36, 37. 54. 82. 114. 116. 132. 148. 153. 161. 174. 209. 280. 284.
  • With Convulsions. 161.
  • With Fever, and want of Sleep. 281.
  • Morphew. 41. 43.
  • Morsels in Melancholy. 30.
  • In the Cough. 35.
  • Of Mechoacan. 169.
  • NEezing in Falling-Sickness. 24.
  • Nectar Solutive. 1. 76.
  • OBstructions of the Courses, See Courses stopt.
  • Of the Liver. 77. 329. 331.
  • Of the Mesentery. 230. 286.
  • With Indigestion. 306.
  • Ophthalmia. 8.
  • Ophthalmiac Water. 4. 41.
  • Opiat against Melancholy. 24.
  • [Page] Oxymel compound for the Breast, and difficult Breath­ing. 15.
  • Oxyrodinum. 136. 143.
  • [...] Flatus Hypochondriac. 38.
  • [...] for Pain of the Head. 57.
  • For Tortura Oris. 33.
  • For the Side. 6. 57.
  • For the Stomach and Sides. 19. 38.
  • For the Heart. 43.
  • Back. 33.
  • Morphew. 43.
  • For Scabs. 62.
  • To cause Sleep. 57.
  • Against Fevers. 135. 138.
  • For Tumor in the Face. 73.
  • Of the Belly. 87.
  • Hands and Feet. 13.
  • PAins of the Head. 18, 19. 22. 41. 52. 57. 61. 83. 85, 86. 117. 136. 151.
  • Of the Teeth. 58. 73. 111. 150.
  • Of the Shoulder. 61.
  • Of the Neck. 70.
  • Of the Breast. 15.
  • Of the Side, 6. 16. 282.
  • Of the Loins. 125. 194.
  • Of the Back. 14. 79. 135. 137.
  • Of the Stomach. 6. 13. 37. 85. 87. 153. 172. 268.
  • Of the Belly. 259.
  • [Page] Pain after Meat. 62.
  • With Indigestion. 78.
  • By Wind in the Stomach. 54.
  • With Pain and Hardness. 87.
  • Of the Heart. 52.
  • Of the Arms. 193, 194.
  • Of the Thighs. ibid.
  • Of the Joynts. 41. 105.
  • After delivered. 124. 147. 188.
  • Of various Parts. 193.
  • Of the Hemorrhoids. 34.
  • Of the Feet. 305.
  • Palsey. 170. 225.
  • Pearl in the Eye. 221.
  • Pissing Bed. 11. 107. 111.
  • Desire to piss. 116.
  • Pissing Blood. 121, 122.
  • Piles. 319.
  • Pleurisy. 185, 186.
  • From Wind. 173.
  • Pustles in the Face, &c. 11. 39.
  • Panatella. 17.
  • Pills against the Gout. 106.
  • Against the Scurvy. 42.
  • Against the Falling-Sickness. 103.
  • Against Giddiness. 96.
  • Against Pain in the Head. 18, 19.
  • Against Catarrh. 90.
  • [Page] Pills in Hoarseness. 201.
  • In Vlcers of the Bladder. 224. 227.
  • Of Gamboja. 22.
  • Of Soldanella. 116.
  • Pouder in Rheum. 19.
  • In Jaundice. 8.
  • Cordial. 28, 29.
  • Carminative after Meals. 30. 38. 61. 116.
  • In Want of Appetite. 66.
  • In a Cough. 37.
  • In Burning Fevers. 29. 36, 37.
  • Pain and Wind in the Stomach. 41. 54. 78.
  • In Gonorrhea. 131.
  • In Miscarriage. 49.
  • To restore Appetite. 66.
  • Laxative 54.
  • For Worms. 36, 37. 115.
  • Falling-Sickness. 269.
  • Plasters Nephritis. 149.
  • For Coldness of the Feet. 148.
  • For the Head. 35. 205.
  • For it and Temples. 5. 43. 57.
  • In Pain of the Back. 27. 99. 149.
  • In Courses too many. 56.
  • For the Stomach. 6. 16. 30. 54. 109.
  • In Catarrh. 35.
  • In Cancer. 74.
  • In Fever. 53. 56. 261. 263.
  • For the Mother. 83.
  • For the Worms. 84. 104.
  • For the Heart. 188.
  • Quinzy. 67. 89. 127.
  • [Page] Plasters for the Spleen. 74. 153.
  • For the Cods. 74.
  • For Flux in the Eyes. 5.
  • To retain the Birth. 49.
  • In the Bloody Flux. 101.
  • Of Labdanum. 7. 16.
  • Of Caranna. 54. 70. 83.
  • In Miscarriage. 309.
  • Ptysan. 17.
  • Purging Ales. See Ales.
  • QVotidian,
  • Quartan, See Fevers.
  • REd Face. 39. 83.
  • Rheum of the Eyes. 1. 4, 5.
  • Rising of the Lites. 139.
  • Running Gout. 106.
  • Running of the Reins. 131.
  • Roules for the Head. 125.
  • In the Whites. 27.
  • For after Meat. 172.
  • For Cough. 51. 218.
  • Restorative. 17.
  • In Catarrh. 203.
  • [Page]SCabs and Itch. 13.
  • Scirrhus 199.
  • Scurvy. 41. 59. 91, 92. 95. 113. 120. 147. 160. 167. 207. 226.
  • Latent. 245.
  • With Green-Sickness. ibid. 247. 264. 267. 274.
  • With spitting Blood. 278.
  • Scorbutic Atrophy, with Loosness. 264.
  • Dropsey. 165.
  • Wandring Gout. 159. 226.
  • Burning Fever. 157.
  • Epilepsy. 102.
  • Cholic. 254.
  • Distillations. 293.
  • Itch. 294.
  • Pain in the Foot. 305.
  • Sciatica. 313.
  • Small-Pox. 69. 154. 241. 322.
  • Spitting blood. 173.
  • Spleen and Vapors. 256.
  • Spots and Pustles in the Hands. 86.
  • Stone. 47. 158. 249. 251.
  • Straitness of the Breast. 185.
  • Strangury. 130.
  • Squinancy. 67. 88. 126.
  • Swallowing hinder'd. 64.
  • Swimming of the Head, See Vertigo.
  • Swooning. 1.
  • Surfeit. 66.
  • Swelling of the Gumms. 58.
  • Sweating Decoction in the Dropsey. 22.
  • In the Scurvy. 3.
  • [Page] Steel'd Wine. 38. 42. 119. 240. 256, 257.
  • Steel prepared. 141.
  • Syrup for the Breast. 15.
  • For Wind. 25.
  • Dropsey. 22.
  • Melancholy. 30.
  • For Obstructions. 33.
  • For Scabs. 13.
  • For a Cold. 208.
  • TEarms, See Courses.
  • Tenesmus. 10. 307.
  • Thirst to quench. 28.
  • Tongue hot and rough. 153.
  • Trembling of the Arms and Thighs. 36.
  • Tumors in the Face. 73. 133.
  • In the Nose. 133, 134.
  • In the Throat. 199. 213.
  • Almonds. 64.
  • Lips. 133, 134.
  • Breast. 198, 199.
  • In the Side, supposed a Cancer. 317.
  • Liver. 59.
  • Spleen. 87. 149.
  • Hands and Feet from Courses. 12.
  • Hemorrhoids. 34.
  • In the Stones. 52. 74.
  • Thigh, and livid. 92.
  • Navil with Worms. 84.
  • [Page] Tumors in various parts. 98.
  • In the Cods. 130. 200.
  • Ancles. 29.
  • Foot. 60. 103.
  • Tablets in Vertigo. 43.
  • Astringent. 27.
  • Terbentine Potion, called the white Potion. 49. 98. 122.
  • Troches against the Cough. 127, 128.
  • For Binding. 130.
  • Vlcers in the Yard. ibid.
  • Tincture of Roses: 230, 231.
  • VApors. 36. 41. 82. 252, 253.
  • Vrine hot. See Heat of Vrine.
  • Vrine stopt. 47. 192.
  • Vertigo. 41. 82. 96. 124.
  • Vomiting. 87. 161. 171.
  • Of Blood. 40.
  • Meat. 54. 99.
  • In Breeding. 19.
  • With Loosness. 288.
  • Vlcers in the Bladder. 130. 224.
  • Of the Leg. 59. 75.
  • Vvula fallen. 214. 227.
  • [Page] Virgins Milk. 39.
  • Vnguent against Fevers. 135.
  • For the Breast. 218.
  • Vulnerary Drink. 252.
  • WAnt of Appetite. 290.
  • Warts.
  • Watery Tumor. 200.
  • A watery Flux. 90.
  • Wax prepared. 14.
  • Whites. 27. 98. 112. 229.
  • With pain and weakness of the Back. 55.
  • With Courses. 258.
  • Wind in the Stomach. 25. 77.
  • Flegm there. 107.
  • Also Torment. 56.
  • In the Womb. 112.
  • Worms. 36. 55. 104. 115. 142. 327.
  • Vomited up. 72.
  • Water of Snails. 7.
  • Steel'd. 141.
  • In Falling Sickness. 271.
  • For a Cough. 6, 7.
  • Of Whites of Eggs. 63.
  • For pain in the Teeth. 73, 74.
  • For Hoarseness. 202.
  • Vlcers in the Bladder. 224, 225.
  • Of the Bath. 337.
  • [Page] Wine Laxative. 175.
  • Against Melancholy. ibid.
  • For Wind in the Stomach. 160.
  • See Hypocras.
  • For the Cholic. 254.
  • In fainting. 255, 256.
  • In Agues. 263.
  • In Vomiting and Loosness. 288.
  • YEllow Jaundice. 62. 81. 103. 128. 173.
  • With a Tertian. 7. 137. 144.

Characters for brevity used herein.

  • lb a pound.
  • ℥ an ounce.
  • ʒ a dram.
  • ℈ a scruple.
  • gr. a grain.
  • p. as much as may be held between the Thumb and two first Fingers.
  • M. an handful.
  • ss. half.
  • q. s. quantity sufficient.
  • quar. a quart.
  • f. make.
  • pul. a pouder.
  • ā each.
  • Misc. Mix.
  • C. C. Harts-horn.

  • Twenty grains make a scruple.
  • Three scruples make a dram.
  • Eight drams make an ounce.
  • Twelve ounces make a pound.

Health is from the LORD. CURES Historical and Empirical, experienced on Eminent Persons in seve­ral Places.


THE Countess of Northampton, aged 44. on March the 6th, 1622. as she was walking in her Bed-chamber, sud­denly fell into a swoon, without ei­ther sense or motion for half an hour; she fell with her face on the frame of a Table, which caused a Wound with contusion, whence arose Inflammati­on, as also a great and troublesom Flux of Rheum, which distilling from her eyes, excoriated the whole face with exulcerations; the habit of her Body was Scorbutick and Cacochymick: her resi­dence then was at Ludlow-Castle: To whom being called, I cured perfectly, by God's assistance, with [Page 2] the following Medicines. She was purged with the following, ℞ Sena ℥j. Agarick ʒiij. Rubarb ʒii. Cinnamon ℥iss. Infuse them all for twelve hours in three pints of White-wine on warm embers, after it was strained through an Ippocras bag, six or seven times, and sweetned with half a pound of Sugar. Dose ℥v. twice a day, viz. in the morning fasting, and at four a clock in the afternoon. This gave five or six stools a day without gripings, it was continu­ed four days. Her face was anointed with white Ointment camphorated, which cured it in four days. The Body being not sufficiently emptied, the fol­lowing Pills were used, ℞ Pil. Ruffin. & Succin. Crato. of each equal parts; of ʒi, were made seven Pills, three of which she took when she went to bed, the next day she had six or seven stools. But this was observable, that instead of swallowing the Pills, she chewed them, and so let them down, saying she could not swallow them, though never so little; withal, that she thought it the best way. She took of these twice a week. Those days she took not the Pills, I administred the following: ℞ Elect. Chalyb, Crat. mixed with the salts of Scurvy-grass, Wormwood and Coral. In her Broth was boiled these Scorbutick Herbs, viz. Scurvy-grass, Water-Cresses, and Brook-lime. After all, she took this Scorbutick Beer, ℞ Scurvy-grass M iv. Water-cresses, Brook-lime, each M ii. Wormwood, Fumitory, and Germander, each M. j. Roots of Fennel, Borage, Succory, each ℥i. Root of Elicampany ℥ss. Liquoris ℥i. Flowers of Borag▪ Buglosse, Rosemary, each p ii. Boyl them all in five gallons of Beer, till one be wasted. After having the following Ingredients in a bag, viz. Sarsaparilla, Calamus aromaticus, Cinnamon, Mace, [Page 3] Seeds of Anis and Fennel, each ℥ss. Juniper-berries ℥viii. Let them be infused in the hot liquor, well co­vered till it be cold, after put it up, hanging the bag in it. After fifteen days she drank of it, using no other; this she drank in April. Till it was ready, she took the following; ℞ Sarsaparila ℥ii. Guaicum ℥i. Sassafras roots ʒii. Slice aud bruise them, after in­fuse them in lbxv. of Spring-water for twelve hours. After add Scurvy-grass M ij. Brook-lime, Water-cresses, each M i. Betony, Agrimony, each M ss. Cur­rants ℥ii. Boyl them all till vlb be wasted; after take it from the fire, adding presently of Cinnamon bruised ʒi. after let it pass through an Hippocras bag. Dose ℥vi. taken hot, being in bed, composing the Body to sweat gently; cover the Head and Neck with hot linnen clothes: after sweating, the sweat was rubbed of gently with fine dry warm linnen. An ordinary Drink was made of the second Decocti­on, which was used in those days she did not sweat, with which was taken the juice of Scurvy-grass rightly prepared, six spoonfuls in one Draught; in her Broths was used the Salt of the same. By the blessing of the Almighty, she was by these Remedies perfectly cured, beyond the ex­pectation of her Lord and Friends.


WIlliam, Earle of Northampton, labouring of the heat of Urine, April 4. 16 [...]2. was cured as followeth. ℞ Cassia new drawn ℥i. Ter­bentine washt ʒi. Rubarb ℈i. Liquoris powdered ℈ss. [Page 4] make them in a bole with Sugar. The next day and the following he took this, ℞ Malloes Mi. Liquo­ris ℥i. Boil them in a quart of Milk, after strain it, and add Syrup of French Mallowes ℥vi. Dose ℥iv. or v. every morning; at night when he went to bed, he took ʒss. of Cyprus Terbentine, in the form of a Pill in a rosted Apple. Thus was he present­ly and perfectly cured, being at Ludlow, at that time being President of Wales, and Councellor to the King.


Mrs. Smith of Stratford upon Avon, aged 54, being miserably afflicted with a hot Distilla­tion in her Eyes, so that she could not open them in the morning, was cured thus. First there was administred for four nights together when she went to bed, ʒss. of Pil. de Succin. Craton. made in three Pills. These gave five or six stools without pain the following days. In the interim, to the Eyes was applied the following, ℞ of the Juyce of Housleek a spoonful, White-wine two spoon­tuls, mix them together: Of which there was dropt one or two drops into the Eyes, laying upon them all night a double linnen Rag wet in the same; this mitigated the heat. After I commanded to distill one or two drops of the following into the eyes twice or thrice a day: ℞ Sarcocol wash'd.Collyrium for the Eyes. ʒi [...]j. Prepared Tutty ʒij. Aloes ʒi. White Sugar-candy ʒiss. Saffron gr. iv. Rosewater [Page 5] ʒiv. Mix them, letting them stand a day, sha­king them oft. By these she was cured.


MR. Wilson, Minister of the said Town, aged 40, being grievously vexed with a Rheum in his Eyes, was cured by the following Medicines. ℞ Pil. Succin. ʒi. Aurear. ʒss. Troch. agar. ℈i. cum Syr. Betonic. f. Pil. No 10. He took five of these when he went to bed, which gave him the next day six stools; the other five he took the follow­ing night. Outwardly was applied to the fore­head and Temples the following Plaster, ℞ Bole Armoniack ℥ss. Gypsum ʒiii. Dragons blood, Acaciae, each ʒii. Pomgranate-Pills, Galls, each ʒi. Pouder them all, and with the whites of Eggs, and a little Vinegar make a Plaster. Behind the Ears was laid Bole and Gypsum, framed into a Plaster as the for­mer. Upon the Eyes were applied Whites of Eggs well beaten with Rosewater and Womans milk. Into the Eyes were dropp'd twice or thrice a day some of our Opthalmick Collyrium, prescribed in the for­mer Observation. This is remarkable, that a while after it was used, he found the taste of the Sarcocol on his Palat. By these Remedies he was cured, blessed be God.


Mrs. Beats of Ludlow, aged 50, who being troubled with a great Cough, Asthma, and grievous Pain in the Side, was thus cured. First, I administred this Electuary, ℞ Conserve of red Ro­ses ℥ij. Raisins of the Sun stoned, Sugar-candy, each ℥i. make them into an Electuary: To which was added Oil of Vitriol, and Sulphur, sufficient to make it sharp. Dose morning and night the quantity of a Nut­meg. For a Fume was prescribed the following: ℞ Frankinsence, Mastich, each ʒiss. Brimstone ʒiiss. Juniper ℈ii. Storax ℈i. Terbentine sufficient to make a Past, which frame into what figure pleaseth. Some of which being cast on some embers, the Fume was received into her Mouth by a tunnel, her Head being covered; this dried up the superflous humidities of the Brain. For a pain in her Sto­mach, I applied the following; ℞ Labdanum ℥i. Wax ℥ii. Species Aromatic. ro [...]at. ʒiii. Caranna a little, make a Plaister S. A. spred upon Leather. For the Pain of her Side I used this, ℞ Vng. Dial­thaea ℥ii. Oil of sweet Almonds ʒii. Mix them, and with it anoint the Part pained, hot; upon it I laid a linnen Cloth dipped in Butter, hot; this gave her some ease. For a long time following she used this Drink: ℞ of the Water distilled from Coltsfoot, Ground-Ivy, Mullin, Speedwel, Elicam­pany, Knapwood, Scabious, Hyssop, Herb Trinity, Great Figwort, both Maiden-hairs, Horehound; the [Page 7] cordial Flowers, Roots of Oris, Angelica, Sopewort, and Water-Betony, lbxij. Guaiacum ℥xij. Sarsapa­rila lbss. Oris roots ℥ij. China sliced ℥iij. Elicampany roots ʒiij. Maiden-hair, Speedwel, each M i. Liquo­ris ℥ij. Aniseed ℥i. Raisins of the Sun stoned ℥vi. Boyl them in a double Vessel well stopt, after strain and clarify it. Dose two or three good Draughts eve­ry day. Each night I gave at Bed time the quan­tity of a walnut of this: ℞ Conserve Roses ℥i. Bole ℈i. mix them. She also took of the following Ju­lep oft in a day. ℞ prepared Snails lbi. Pieces of white Bread lbss. Whites of Eggs 30. Cream lbiv. Cinnamon ℥ii. Best Sugar lbij. Muscadine lbij. Distil them all in B. M. It was drunk with Manus Christi perlat. (now called Sacchar. Tabuli perlat.) and sometime with the following Lohoch. ℞ Loh. San. & expert ℥ii. Penidies ℥ij. Syrup of Maiden-hair, Hyssop, Liquoris, and Coltsfoot, each ℥i. Roots of An­gelica and Elicamp. candied, each ℥ss. Roots of Oris ʒi. mix them; to ℥iv of which add Flower of Brimstone ʒii. These in the space of five weeks cured her; after­ward she died, but of what Disease I know not.


A Servant of Mr. Nashes, lying at the Bear in Stratford upon Avon, aged 28, having the Yellow Jaundice, with a Tertian Ague, was thus cured: ℞ Wine of Squils ℥ss. Oxymel of the same ʒi. Our emetick Infusion ℥ss. mix them. This exhibited gave seven Vomits. After I purged him with this, ℞ Rubarb powdered ʒi. Elect. Diaphaen. ʒiij. Pul. [Page 8] Sen. lax. ʒss. Syrup of the Juice of Roses ℥i. Celen­dine water ℥iij. mix them. It gave him eight stools for four mornings. After I administred to him fasting the following; ℞ of the inner Rind of the Barbery Tree, Turmerick, Shavings of Ivory and Harts­horn, of each alike quantity. Saffron half the quantity of one of them: make a Powder of all. Dose ʒi, in a rear Egg. These cured him perfectly, although the Jaundice was very much all over his Body.


MR. Powel of Ludlow, aged 50, having an Op­thalmia, accompanied with a continual De­fluxion, so that his whole face was excoriated, neither could he endure to see the light, was cured as followeth. There was given him ʒss. of Amber Pills of Crato's, made in three Pills four nights together; the first three gave him six stools the next day. Outwardly was applied the following, ℞ Mastick, Frankinsence, Myrrh, each ʒiss. Dragons blood ʒi. Bole, Bean-meal, each ℥ss. Saffron ℈i. with White of Eggs, Oil of Roses, and a little Vinegar, make a Frontal, which was applied. Into the Eye was distilled the following Collyrium. ℞ prepared Tutty ʒiss. Camphire, Saffron, each gr. xij. Tie them up together in a fine Rag, and hang them in Rose water and White-wine, each ℥ss. Of this there was dropt into his Eyes, he lying on his back, two or three drops three or four times a day. Whiles this was doing, was used the Decoction of Sarsaparilla, and Guaiacum, &c. without the Herbs prescribed, [Page 9] Observ. 1. And so in twenty days he was cured beyond all expectation.


Mrs. Chandler of Stratford upon Avon, aged 34, after long Sickness, and a great Flux of her Courses, falling into an ill habit of Body, was cured thus; First, she took the Decoction of Sena, &c. prescribed Observ. 1. for five days; after being let blood, her Courses stayed to admiration, and she became well. Three years after being ex­tremely weakned with the like Flux in the time of her lying in, so that Death was expected, she was cured by bleeding.


CHristian Bass of Southam in the County of Warwick, aged 29, was miserably torment­ed with Wind and Phlegm in the Stomach, which although by the taking of Aqua Vitae she was for present eased, yet it presently returned with more violence, yea almost to strangling; after which followed the Cholick. She was cured as follows, ℞ Emetick Wine ʒv. Wine of Squils ℥ss. mix them. This given w [...]ought very well by Vomits and Stools. The next day I gave this, ℞ Laurel pre­pared with Vinegar, the weight of 6 d. with Syrup of Violets, and Posset-drink, make a Potion. It gave [Page 10] seven stools. The Body thus emptied, I prescri­bed this, ℞ London-Treacle, Mithridate, each ʒi. Conserve of Wormwood ℥iii. mix them. For three mornings she drunk the Decoction of Mints and Balm in steeled Water. And so she was perfectly cured, for which she gave me many thanks, and never was molested with the like pain.


Mrs. Wincol, the Countess of Northampton's Chamber-maid, aged about 48, afflicted with a Tenesmus, and falling out of the Fundament, was cured as follows: ℞ Camomel M i. Sack lbiss. infuse them on hot coals for an hour or two: After with linnen Clothes doubled, the Anus was foment­ed as hot as could be endured. After the Funda­ment was put up with ones finger, and a Spunge dipt in the said Decoction, and wrung out, was applied thereto, on which she sate. Note, the Flowers of Camomel are much better. Thus was she delivered from both the aforesaid Evils. After the same manner was cured a Servant of Mr. Broads.


Mrs. Hamberry was cured of her Face that was full of Pustles, Itch, and Excoriations, and deformed as a Leper, with the following Medicines. I purged her Body with Amber-Pills ʒi. given when she went to bed, at twice; using to her Face Aq. Mercurial. Penot. with the Emulsi­on of white Poppy-seeds, Borax, and white Su­gar-candy.


John Emes of Alcester, aged 15. was cured of pissing in bed thus, ℞ the Windpipe of a Cock dried, and made into powder, and with Crocus Martis given in a rear Egg every morning.


Mrs. Anne [...]ibs, aged 19, cured of an Apostem in the Stomach. After its breaking, first I prescribed her this Lincture, ℞ Syrup of Hyssop, and Coltsfoot, each ℥i.▪ Vinegar of Squils ʒi. make a Lincture: Of which with a Liquoris stick she licked often. After she was purged with this; ℞ Cassia new drawn with Endive water ℥i. Rubarb [Page 12] powdered ʒi. Scabious Water ℥iv. Syrup of Chichory with Rubarb ℥i. make a Potion. This gave eight Stools. To the Stomach I outwardly applied this hot. ℞ Wormwood, Roses, Buglosse, each a sufficient quantity; which make into a Pultis with the Oil of Roses, Mastick and Violets. Last of all I used this, ℞ Roots of Flower-deluce, and Lillies, each ℥i. Boil them in a Pint of White-wine to the half. Dose ℥iv. in the morning. Thus she became well, and of a good colour.


FRances Reyland of Quenton, taking cold in the time of her Courses, there arose Tumours both in her hands and feet, so that she could not move her self. She was cured as followeth; first, she received this. ℞ Elect. Caryccostin. ʒiii. Crystal. Tartar. ℈i. cum Sacch. f. Bol. It gave her six stinking Stools. After I caused a Vein to be opened, and so she was freed.

Twenty days after she relapsed, then I caused her to be purged with Laurel prepared, and after used the following Potion. ℞ Guaiacum lbss. A­grimony, Brook-lime, Water-cresses, Sage, Betony, Rosemary, each M i. Boil them in lbviii. of Spring-water, till half wasted. In the end of the boyling, add Cinnamon and Anniseed, each ʒii. after strain them. Dose ℥viij in the morning, which procured sweat. At her going to bed she used this Bath. ℞ Oak leaves M xx. Camomel, Sage, Rhue, each M ii. Salt lbii. Allum lbi. Quick Brimstone ℥iv. Boyl [Page 13] them all in a sufficient water for a Bath. Often the Member was anointed with this: ℞ Vnguent. Martiat. ℥i. Ol. Lumbric. & Terebinth. ana ℥ss. misc. Thus she was perfectly cured.


MR. Hunt of Stock-green, aged about 46. la­bouring of a grievous Scab and Itch, was thus helpt: ℞ Fumitory, Borage, Bugloss, Scabious, Wormwood, of each a like quantity, as much as you please; draw out the Juyces, of which take lbii. boyling it in Whey to the Consumption of the Whey, always scumming of it; after it is boyled suffer it to settle. Drink every day a good draught of it cold with Sugar. This is the Syr. Scabious. Joh. Anglici, and a Secret by which he cured many of the Scab, with which I have cured many also.


MR. Dison, who was grievously tormented with a Pain at the mouth of the Stomach (usu­ally called the Heart-ach), fainting, as also Ill­ness in a morning till he eat, was cured thus: ℞ Pil▪ Ruffi. de Succin. Stomac. Hier. simpl. ana ℈i. f. Pil. 7. These purged freely. After I gave him the following every morning: ℞ Conserv. Rosar. & Mithrid. ā ℥i. Conserv. Absynth. ℥iii. Theriac. Lond. ʒvi. Misc. Dose ʒiss. By these he was wholly freed.


MAry Heath of Libington, aged 34, being cruelly vexed with a Dysentery Catarrh, Pain in the Back, Worms, casting out a thick stinking matter by Urine, having been before fat, but now grown lean, was thus cured; ℞ Rubarb powdered ʒiss. Syrup of Roses solutive ℥i. Borage Water ℥iij. make a Potion. This was given in the morning. Afterward this Clyster was cast in: ℞ the Decoction of torrified Barly lbi. Oil of Roses ℥iii. two Yolks of Eggs, red Sugar ℥iss. make a Clyster. After the Clyster this was exhi­bited, ℞ Yellow Wax ℥ss. Crocus Martis ʒi. Make of them a Ball like a Nutmeg, after put it into the midst of an Apple, the Core taken out; after roast the Apple under hot Ashes, so that they may be melted into the substance of the Apple; and so she eat it fasting. Her Drink was steeled, her Diet was Panados, made of French Barly dried, and Crums of Bread, with steeled Water and Sugar. With these Remedies she was perfectly cured. I have also cured many with Wax so prepared.


Mrs. Lain of Auson, aged 49, much troubled with Pain in her Breast, and great difficulty of breathing, was cured as followeth: ℞ Troches of Agarick ℈ii, with Honey of Roses, and Syrup of preserved Ginger, make a Bole. This was taken for three days; the first day it gave four Stools, the second day six, and third three. The fourth day was taken a Spoonful of the following, as often as difficulty of breathing required, swallowing it by degrees. ℞ Raisins ℥ss. Hyssop, Origanum, Horehound, Penny-royal, Speedwel, Germander, Sca­bious, Coltsfoot, Carduus benedictus, Nettles, each M ss. Oris Roots sliced, Calamus Aromaticus, each ℥i. Agarick ʒiij. Sena ℥ii. Ginger ʒii. Of these make a Decoction in lbij. of Wine-Vinegar, pouring in a third part of Water, and boil it to the third part. After straining, add of the best Honey ℥xii. after boyl it to the thickness of an Oxymel. You may hang in it afterward these things following in a little fine Rag, viz. Cinnamon, Cloves, Calamus Aroma­ticus, all powdered, Dose a spoonful at a time. This is excellent, and worth Gold.


Mrs. Hall of Stratford, my Wife, being mi­serably tormented with the Cholick, was cured as followeth. ℞ Diaphaen. Diacatholic. ana ℥i. Pul. Holand ʒii. Ol. Rutae ℥i. Lact. q. s. f. Clyst. This injected gave her two Stools, yet the Pain continued, being but little mitigated; therefore I appointed to inject a Pint of Sack made hot. This presently brought forth a great deal of Wind, and freed her from all Pain. To her Stomach was applied a Plaister de Labd. Crat. cum Caran. & Spec. Aromat. rosat. & Ol. Macis. With one of these Clysters I delivered the Earle of Northamp­ton from a grievous Cholick.


Mrs. Herbert, miserably vexed with a Pain of her Side, was thus eased: ℞ of Spirit of Wine, or Aqua Vitae (which is next hand) ℥vi. Camphire ℥i. boyl them a little till the Camphire be dissolved, adding whilst hot, red Saunders pulverized ʒiss. A Cloth was wet in this Liquor, and ap­plied.


MAry Wilson aged 22, afflicted with a Hectick Feaver, with a Cough, Obstructions of her Courses, and Weakness, was thus cured: There were appointed Meats boiled, as Veal, Hens, Ca­pons, fed either with Barley, or crammed with Past made of Barly Meal; Frogs, Snails, and Ri­ver-Crabs were also exhibited; by this she got Flesh. Our Restorative was a Caudle made of the yolks of Eggs, Wine, and Sugar. She also used the following Panatella; ℞ Crums of Bread moist­ned with Milk, and after mixed with Almond Milk, Rose-water, and Sugar. A Ptysan, or Cream of Barly was thus prepared: ℞ Barly ℥ii. Purslain, Borage, each Mss. Boil them in lbx of Water, till a fourth part be wasted; after strain it, and drink of it. She frequently used Sugar of Roses. For a Clyster this was used: ℞ Chicken-br [...]th ℥x. in which was boyled S [...]eds of Poppies, Flowers of Water-Lillies, Violets, Lettice, Mallowes, each Mss. Being strained, there was added Oil of Violets ℥iss. White Sugar ℥ii. Honey of Violets ℥iss. Common Salt ʒiss. the Yolk of one Egg; mix them. She sucked Womens Milk, nourished with cooling and moistning Diet, as Le [...]tice. A year after this she died.


MR. Drayton, an excellent Poet, labouring of a Tertian, was cured by the following: ℞ the Emetick Infusion ℥i. Syrup of Violets a spoonful: mix them. This given, wrought very well both upwards and downwards.


GOod-Wife Betis, aged 40, who once a month (yea sometimes twice or thrice) was grie­vously pained on the right side of her Head, which often ended with vomiting, and in her Fit could neither walk nor stand: was cured thus: First, she took this Vomit: ℞ the vomiting Infusion ℥i. This wrought six times. For the next day was provided the following Pills: ℞ Pil. de Succin. ʒii. Cephal. Fernel. ʒi. f. Pil. No xv. She took three of them before supper, every day till they were spent. After I caused a Vein to be opened to ℥vi. After she took this Decoction: ℞ Sarsa­parilla ℥iv. Water lbx. being sliced, let them infuse for twenty four hours, after boyl them till half be wast­ed, strain it. Dose a draught morning and night, when she went to bed. For ordinary Drink, she took the second Decoction, which was made of the same Wood, adding lbxv of Water, boyling it without infusion till the third part be wasted.


Mrs. Boughton, being with Child, and trou­bled with Vomiting, and a Flux of the Belly, was thus freed: ℞ Sack ℥vi. Oil of Vitriol six drops. She took an Ounce of it every morning fasting as long as it lasted. Her Stomach was anoint­ed with the following: ℞ Oil of Wormwood, and Mace, each ℥ss. Spec. aromatic. rosat. ʒss. mix them, and make an Ointment. As she pleased she took of this Julep: ℞ Syrup [...] Poppies ℥iii. Waters of Scabious and Mints, each ℥ii. of Borage ʒvi. Oil of Vitriol to sharpen it for taste: mix them, and make a Julep. Thus she was cured, praised be God.


MR. Randulph, aged 35, troubled with Pain of the Head, great Distillation, and con­tinual Spitting, with coldness of his Head, so that he was constrained to wear three Caps, was delivered from all in seven days by the following: ℞ the Emetick Infusion ℥i. This gave six Vomits, and three Stools. The next morning were taken the following Pills. ℞ Pil. Coch. ʒi. Aurear. ʒss. Troch. Alhand. gr. vi. cum Syr. Betoni [...]. f. Pill. 7. Thus purged, there was taken away ℥vi of Blood. Afterward there was taken morning and evening ʒi of the following Powder: ℞ Powder of Sena ʒvi. [Page 20] Rocket Seed ℥ss. Long Pepper ʒiss. Make a Powder of these. After the taking of it seven days he became altogether well.


Mrs. Boughton of Causon, aged 28, three days after Miscarriage in the fifth month, fell into a Feaver, accompanied with abundance of After-fluxes, Vomiting, Loathing, Thirst, Swoon­ing, and in danger of Death, was speedily helped as follows: ℞ burnt H [...]horn finely powdered ℥i. Boyl it in three quarts of Spring water, till a quart be wasted, then remove it from the Fire; after add Syrup of Limons ℥ii. Rosewater ℥iv. Sugar a sufficient quantity. This she drank constantly instead of Drink, which gave great ease. The following Decoction was given morning and evening, which did cleanse, cut, cast out, and extinguish Thirst. ℞ French Barly M iv. Violets p. ii. Liquoris ℥ss. Jujebs ℥i. Sebestens ℥ii. Carduus benedictus M i ss. Make a Decoction in a sufficient quantity of Water to lbxij. To the straining add Sugar of Violets ℥iv. and make a Drink. By these Medicines alone she was cured beyond all expectation, praised be God.


CAptain Basset, aged about 50, afflicted with a Tertian, was thus cured: ℞ Emetick Infu­sion ʒv. Wine of Squils ʒii. Syrup of Violets a spoon­ful; mix them. This was given an hour before the Fit, which wrought by vomit and stool suffici­ently. At the end of vomiting he took this: ℞ Elect. de Gem. frigid. ℈ii. Diascord. ʒss. Syr. Papav. erratic. ℥i. Aq. Scabios. ℥iii. Misc. The next day he was free from his Fit, he took the following: ℞ Diaphaenic. Diacathol. ā ʒii. Rhab. Pul. Pul. Sen. laxat. Ruland. ā ʒss. Pul. Holand ʒi. Syr. Cochl. ℥i. Aq. Card. benedict. & betonic. ā ℥ii. Misc. This purged and cured him.

Three months after he fell into a Dropsy, with a swelling in his feet, which was removed by the following: ℞ the Emetick Infusion ℥ss. Wine of Squils ʒii. Barly water, and Syrup of Violets, each ℥ss. mix them. This gave seven Vomits, and three Stools. The next day, and for three mornings, he took the following: ℞ Leaves of Succory, Bo­rage, Bugloss, Violets, Strawberries, each M i. Seeds of Anis and Caraway, each ʒi. Roots of Smalage and Sharpdock, each ℥i. Flowers of Borage, Bugloss, Violets and Roses, each p. i. Boyl them in a quart of Water to ℥xij. Of the straining thereof, ℞ ℥iiij. in which infuse Troches of Agarick Rubarb, each ʒi. Mecoachan ℈ii. Ginger ℈iss. Spicknard gr. iv. Cin­namon ʒss. In the morning strain them again, to which Expression add Syrup of Roses ℥iss. Manna ℥ss. Mix [Page 22] them for one Dose, and so for four mornings. This being done, there was administred the following Pills: ℞ Pil. aggregat. ℈i. Gambog. gr. v. Ol. Anis. gut. v. Syr. Cichor. cum Rhab. q. s. f. Pill. ii. These gave seven Stools, the next day one Pill gave five Stools, and with happy event, for thereby he could both better breath and walk. Af­ter he took this sweating Potion: ℞ Sarsapar. ℥ii. Sassafras ℥i. Bul. in Aq. fontan. lbviij. ad Consumpt. dimid. (this must be after they have been infused 24 hours). Towards the end of the boyling was added bruised Cinnamon ʒii. Seeds of Anis, Carra­way, Coriand. ā ℥ss. Dose ℥vi. in a morning taken hot. After he used this laxative Drink: ℞ Sar­saparilla ℥ii. China ℥i. Sassafras ʒvi. Guaiacum ℥ii. Sena ℥iiss. Rubarb ℥i. Agarick ʒiii. Mecoa­chan ℥i. Shavings of Ivory and Hartshorn, each ℥ss. Seeds of Fennel, Nutmegs, Cloves, each ʒii. Leaves of Violets, Rosemary, Fumatory, ā M i. put them into a Bag, and hang them in 3 gall. of Beer. These perfectly cured him. In August he laboured of an Hypocon­driack Melancholy, with Pain of the Head, for which was used the following: ℞ Pill. de Succin. ʒii. Spec. Hier. simp. ℈ii. cum. Syr. Chicor. cum Rheo. f. Pil. N xi [...]. He took three of these at the hour of Sleep, these eased him of his Head-ach. After which was used Pil. aggregat. cum Cam­bog. &c. as before; only they were made up with the Syrup of Apples into two Pills, which gave eight Stools with a great deal of ease. After to the Stomach was applied this: ℞ Origanum, Wormwood, Mints, each M ss. Seeds of Milium, Anis tosted, each ℥ss. Flowers of Camomel, Rosemary, and Coltsfoot, each p. i. Bay-berries ʒi. Nutmegs [Page 23] ʒss. make a gross Pouder of them all, and stitch them in Sarsanet, and make a Bag in form of the Stomach, which was besprinkled with Sack, and applied and reiterated as oft as there was occasion. Thus he was perfectly cured, and continued so for a long time.


Mrs. Chandler, of Stratford upon Avon, aged 36, five days after Labour, fell into an Erratick Feaver, with horror, heat, and shaking often day and night, was thus cured: ℞ the Decoct. of Harts­horn (as Obs. 26.) lbiij. Of this she drank continual­ly, shaking the Glass as she was to take it. After she took the following: ℞ Hartshorn prepared ʒiij. Rain water lbss. Boyl them to ℥iv. After add Syrup of red Poppies ℥ii. Rosewater ℥i. Spirit of Vitriol sufficient to make it acid: It was for two doses: After which she was very well.


MR. Fortescue, aged 20, was troubled with the Falling-sickness, by consent from the Stomach, as also Hypochondriack Melancholy, with a depravation of both Sense and Motion of the two middle Fingers of the Right-hand; his Urine was much clear, like Spring-water, and heavy. Being called to him, I thus proceeded: The fifth of June 1623. were administred these [Page 24] Pills: ℞ Pil. sine quibus ʒi. Foetid. ℈ii. Castor ℈i. Aq. Borag. q. s. f. Pil. 7. These exhibited gave three Stools. At the conclusion of its working, the Sense and Motion of the Fingers were return­ed. The sixth day there was drawn ℥viii of Blood from the Cephalick Vein; the same night at bed-time was given Pil. Succin. No iii; the se­venth day he had three Stools. The eighth day the following was prescribed: ℞ Castor. opt. Assae foetid. ā ʒss. Rad. Paeon. subtilis. pul. ʒi. Aromat. rosat. ʒii. Misc. cum Syr. de Menth. f. Pil. 7. He took one of them when he entred his Bed. The next morning was given the quantity of a Nut­meg of the following: ℞ Conserv. Bugloss. Bo­rag. Anthos, [...]iss. Confect. Alkerm. ʒii. Laetific. Gal. & de Gem. ā ʒss. Pul. Rad. Paeon. Aristol. ā ℈i. Rasur. Ebor. C. C. Coral. ā ℈ii. cum Syr. de Hyssop. q. s. f. Opiat. In the very instant of the Fit the following [...]ume was used: ℞ Benzoin. Mum. Pic. nigr. ā ℈i. Misce cum Succ. Rut. f. Suffit. You may also anoint the Nose with the same more liquid. Observe that in the morning before the Opiat, was used this neezing Powder: ℞ Pyreth. Rad. Paeon. ā ℈ii. Hell. nigr. ℈ss. f. Pul. subtilis. By these means, through the mercy of God, he was in a short time cured; and now ten years from the time afflicted he hath been very well.


Mrs. Nash, aged 62, having of a long time laboured of a Consumption, and now af­flicted with Wind of the Stomach, as also Heat thereof, with sweating from the Pit of the Sto­mach to the Crown of the Head, having great Pain of the Head, especially after Meat, was thus cured: ℞ Loaf-sugar ℥iv. Cubebs, Grains of Para­dise, Galangal, Ginger, each ʒi. Long Pepper ʒss. Cinnamon ʒiii. White-wine lbii. Let them stand to infuse for twenty four hours, after strain them through a Bag, and make a Drink commonly called Hippocras: Of which she took ℥iii in a morning. There was used a Clyster of Linseed Oil with good success. Lastly she took ℥iii of the following Syrup: ℞ Cinnamon grosly beaten ℥iij. Calamus Aromaticus ℥i. Infuse them in lbii. of Sack for three days in a Glass Vessel, near the gentle heat of the Fire. To the straining add Sugar lbiss. Boyl them gently, and make a Syrup, S. A. These freed her from Wind, and she was able to eat, and said she was very well for a long time after.


MR. Kempson, aged 60, oppressed with Me­lancholy, and a Feaver with extraordinary heat, very sleepy, so that he had no sence of his Sickness, was cured as followeth: ℞ Leaves of Mallowes, Beets, Violets, Mercury, Hops, each M iss. Borage M ii. Epithymum ℥ss. Peny-royal p. ii. Rhue, Wormwood, Cammomel, each M ss. Seeds of Anis, Rhue, Carraway, Cummin, Fennel, Nettles, Bay-berries, each ℥ss. Polypod. ℥iss. Sena ℥i. Bark of black Elle­bore ʒi. Boyl them all in lbiii of Whey, till half be wasted. Of this strained, take ℥x. Confect. Hamech, Diaphaenic. each ʒv. Salt ʒi. Mix them, and make a Clyster. This brought away two Stools with a great deal of Wind; it was given in the morn­ing, and again at night. After these there were applied to the Soals of his Feet, Radishes sliced, besprinkled with Vinegar and Salt, renewed every third hour. This hindred the Recourse of Va­pours, and drew them back, and so he slept far more quietly, without starting and fear. The following was prepared for his ordinary drink, ℞ Spring water lbiv. Syrup of Limons ℥i. Julep of Roses ℥iss. Hartshorn burnt and powdered finely ℈iv. Spirit of Vitriol, so many drops as sufficed to make it tart. After the Leeches being applied to the A­nus, there was drawn forth ℥viii of Blood. Af­ter which was exhibited this: ℞ Lap. Bezoar. gr. v. Tinct. Coral. gr. iv. mix them; it was given in Posset-drink. After this the Urine was very frothy, [Page 27] with a great sediment, and he was much better. The Clyster, Drink, and Powder was repeated with desired Event. To remove Sleepiness, he used to neeze only with Tobacco. The Restora­tive of Quercitanus, fol. 187. of his Diaeteti. poly­chrest. sect. 4. chap. 8. was used. But yet his Stomach being ill, I gave him this; ℞ Emetick Infusion ʒvi. Syr. Violets ℥ii. Oxymel of Squils ʒi. This gave four Vomits and nine Stools: After which he was well for five days, and then relap­sing into a shaking Ague, a Clyster being injected, he became well, bidding farewell to Physick, and so was cured beyond all expectation, and lived for many years.


Mrs. Garner of Shipson, aged 22, miserably weakned with the Whites, was cured as followeth: ℞ Cassia newly drawn with Parsley wa­ter ʒvi. Terbentine washed in Parsley water ʒii. Gum of Guaiacum ʒii. With Sugar make a Bole. The next day this Plaster was applied; ℞ Vng. Comi­tis. ℥i. Gyps. Bol. Arm. ā ℥ss. cum Alb. Ovi f. Empl. It was applied to the Back. After I prescribed the following: ℞ Coriander Seeds prepared, Seeds of Sorrel, Plantain, and de Agn. Cast. each ʒi. Sealed Earth, and Bole Arm. each ʒss. Spec. Diatrag. frig. ʒi. Make a very fine Powder, and with Sugar dissol­ved in Plantain water make Rouls or Tablets (add Gum Tragac.) weighing ʒii. Of these she eat one before dinner and supper, and presently after [Page 28] drank a spoonful of red Wine. This is admi­rable in Uterine Fluxes. By these she was healed.


BRown, a Romish Priest, labouring of an Un­garick Feaver, in danger of Death, was cured as followeth: ℞ the Emetick Infusion ʒvi. Syrup of Violets ʒii. Oxymel of Squils ℥i. mix them. Being given, it gave five Vomits, and four Stools. The next day there was removed ℥vi of Blood. After which was prescribed the following: ℞ Spring-water lbiij. Syrup of Pomgranats, Julep of Roses, each ℥iss. Hartshorn prepared ʒiii. Spirit of Vitriol, as much as will make it a little tart. In Broths he took Tinct. of Coral ℈i. And at Bed time there was a Clyster injected, made of emollient Herbs, Pul. Sen. lax. and course Sugar, it gave three stools. In the day and night was taken the quantity of a Walnut of the following, often: ℞ Rob. rib. Conser. Rosar. Conser. Car. citrior. ā ℥i. Cortic. Citr. condit. ℥ss. Aurant. condit. Spe. liberant. ā ʒii. C. C. praep. ℈iv. Lap. Smaragd. rub. Hyacinth. praep. ana gr. vi. Flor. Sulphur. ʒi. Coral. rub. praep. ℈i. Succ. Granat. ℥ss. Syr. acetos. Citr. q. s. f. Elect. liquid. This I have used with happy success without the precious Stones, to corroborate the Heart. I gave the following at thrice: ℞ Conserve of Roses ℥i. Tincture of Coral ℈ii. C. C. praep. ʒi. Diascord. ʒss. Flor. Sulphur. ℈ii. mix them. The following was prescribed to quench thirst: ℞ Barly ℥ii. Liquoris ℥ss. Borage, Succory, each M i. Boyl [Page 29] them in lbiii of Water to lbii. Add Sal. Prunel. ʒss. Burnt Hartshorn ʒiii. after boyl them a little. He took of this thrice a day. His Meat was besprink­led with this Cardiac and Alexipharmic Pow­der: ℞ prepared Pearl, prepared Coral, burnt Harts­horn, prepared Granats, each gr. viij. The Fragments of Jacynt. Smardines and Rubies, each gr. iij. One leaf of Leaf-Gold; mix them, and make a Powder. The former Julep being spent, this was used: ℞ Spring water lbii. Burnt Hartshorn, and Crude, each ʒiii. Species liberant. ℈iv. Boyl them to the consump­tion of half a pint, add the Juyce of Limons, a suffi­cient quantity to make it tart, boyl them again, scum it, and clarify it with Whites of Eggs. He took of this thrice a day. By these beyond all expectation the Catholick was cured, especially with the De­coction of Hartshorn, with which I have cured these and other Feavers in a short time, very many.


CAptain Basset, aged 50. afflicted with Hy­pochondriac Melancholy, with trembling and pricking of the Heart, as also with Pain in the Head, and tumour about the Ancles, was cu­red as followeth: ℞ the Leaves of Succory, Borage, Bugloss, Violets, Stnawberries, each M i. Root of black Ellebore ʒii. Liquoris, Polypody, each ℥ii. Catron seeds ℥iss. Seeds of Anis and Caraway, each ℥ss. of all the Myrobalans each ʒii. Beat them all grosly, and rub them with your hands with Oil of sweet Almonds, After infuse them for twenty four hours in lbss of [Page 30] Fumitory water. After take Roots of Parsly, Bugloss, each ℥i. Flowers of Borag. Bugloss, Violets, Roses, each M i. Boyl them all in five pints of Water, till two pints be wasted; strain it, and add Sena, Epi­thymum, Tamarisk, each ℥ii. Boyl them again to two Pints. In the straining, infuse for a night Troches of Agarick, Rubarb, Mechoacan, each ʒii. Ginger ℈iv. Spikenard ʒss. Cinnamon ʒi. Strain it again, and boyl it with Sugar to the consistence of a Syrup; to which add Syrup of Roses solutive ℥iv. Mannae ℥ii. and reserve it for four Doses. This purged well, with happy event. At the end of purging, he took for a whole week one of the following Morsels, morning and evening, two hours before meat: ℞ Spec. Laetifican. Gal. Diamosch. dulc. A­romat▪ ros. ana ʒi. Cinnamon ʒss. Pistach. mund. ℥ss. Confect. Alker. Croc. oss. de Cord. Cervi, Coral. rub. margarit. ana ℈i. Chalyh. praep. ʒii. Sacch. dissol. in Aq Cinam. q. s. f. Morsul. pond. ʒiiss. On the re­gion of the Stomach this was applied; ℞ Labd. ʒii. Cerae ℥ss. Ol. Macis ʒii. Spec. aromat. ros. ℈ii. misc. f. Emplast. It is to be spread on Leather. I used a Clyster framed of Emollients and Carmina­tives with Sugar. After meat he used the follow­ing: ℞ Coriander seed prepared ʒii. Seeds of Fennel and Anis, each ʒi. of Carraway ʒss. Liquoris ℥ss. Ginger ʒii. Galangal, Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Cloves, each ʒi. Make a gross Powder, or they may be made into Tablets with Sugar dissolved in Rose­water. Thus he was well cured, and thanked me.


A Child of Mr. Walkers of Ilmington, Minister, aged six months, afflicted with the Falling-sickness, by consent was thus freed: First, I cau­sed round pieces of Piony roots to be hanged about the Neck. When the Fit afflicted, I commanded to be applied with a spunge to the Nostrils the Juyce of Rhue mixed with White-wine-vinegar; by the use of which it was presently recovered; and falling into the Fit again, it was removed in the same manner. To the Region of the Heart was applied the following; ℞ Theriac. ven. ʒii. Rad. Paeon. pul. ʒss. Misc. The Hair was pow­dered with the powder of the Roots of Piony. And thus the Child was delivered from all its Fits.


ELizabeth Hall, my only Daughter, was vexed with Tortura Oris, or the Convulsion of the Mouth, and was happily cured as followeth: First, I exhibited these Pills: ℞ Pil. Coch. & Au­rear. ana ʒi. f. Pil. 10. She took five the first day, which gave her seven Stools; the next day with the other five she had five stools. I foment­ed the part with Theriac. Andromac. and Aq. [...]itae. To the Neck was used this: ℞ Vnguent. [Page 32] Martiat. magn. ℥i. Ol. Laurin. Petrolei, Castor. & Terebinth. ana ʒss. de lateribus ʒss. Misc. By this she had great advantage, her Courses being ob­structed. Thus I purged her: ℞ Pil. foetid. ʒi. Castor. ʒi. de Succin. Rhab. agaric. ana ℈iss. f. Mass. She took of this five Pills in the morning, of the bigness of Pease; they gave eight stools. The next day she took Aq. Ophthalm. see Obser. 3. as ℞ Tutiae, &c. her Courses flowed. For an Ophthalmia, of which she laboured, I used our Ophthalmick Water, dropping two or three drops into her Eye. Her Courses staying again, I gave the following Sudorific Decoct. ℞ Lign. Vitae ℥ii. Sas­safras ℥ss. Sassap. ℥i. Chin. ʒvi. macerat. per 24 hor. in Aq. fontan. lbviii. After boyl them to lbiv. After the use of these, the former form of her Mouth and Face was restored (there was not omitted Ol. Sarsap. which was above all to anoint the Neck) Jan. 5. 1624

In the beginning of April she went to London, and returning homewards, the 22d of the said Month, she took cold, and fell into the said Dis­temper on the contrary side of the Face; before it was on the left side, now on the right; and although she was grievously afflicted with it, yet by the blessing of God she was cured in sixteen days, as followeth: ℞ Pil. de Succin. ʒss. Aurear. ℈i. f. Pil. v. She took them when she went to bed. The same night her Neck was anointed with Oil of Sassafr. In the morning I gave ʒss of Pil. Ruffi. and again used the said Oil with Aqua Vitae, and dropped into her Eye the Oph­thalmick Water. The aforesaid Oil being wanting, I used the following: ℞ Pul. Castor. [Page 33] Myrrh. Nuc. Mosch. Croci. ā ℈i. Ol. Rutae, Lau­rin. Petrol. Tereb. ā ʒii. Vngu. martiat. ℥ss. Ol. Costin. de Peper. ā ʒi. Misc. But first the Neck was fomented with Aqua Vitae, in which was in­fused Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Cloves, Pepper. She eat Nutmegs often. To the Nostrils, and top of the Head was used the Oil of Amber. She chew­ed on the sound side, Pellitory of Spain, and was often purged with the following Pills: ℞ Pill. foetid. ℈i. Castor pul. ℈ss. Pil. Ruffi. & de Succin. ā ℈i. f. Pil. No. v. And thus she was restored.

In the same year, May 24. she was afflicted with an Erratick Feaver; sometimes she was hot, and by and by sweating, again cold, all in the space of half an hour, and thus she was vexed oft in a day. Thus I purged her: ℞ the Roots of Parsly, Fennel, each M ss. Elder Bark M ii. Roots of the vulgar Oris, of Madder, each M i. Roots of Spara­gus M ii. Boyl them in sufficient quantity of Water to six pints. To the straining, add Rubarb, Agarick, each ℥ss. Sena ℥vi. Mechoacan ℥ii. Calamus Aroma­ticus ℥i. Aniseeds ℥i. Cinnamon ℥ss. Infuse them in a Vessel well stopt according to art: strain it again, and to the straining, add Sugar sufficient to make a Syrup. of this take ℥iv. Rubarb infused in ℥v of Cichory water ʒii. Mix them, and give seven spoonfuls every day fasting. It gave seven or eight stools without pain. ℞ Sarsap. ℥i. Sassafr. ʒii. Guaiac. ℥i. Li­quoris ℥ss. Herb of Succory, Sage, Rosemary, each M ss. Boyl them in ten pints of Water till half be wasted. Of which she took a draught hot in the morning. The following was used to anoint the Spine: ℞ Gum. Galban. Bdel. dissol. in Aq. Vit. ā ℥ss. Benzoin. ℥i. Styrac. liquid. ʒi. Fol. Rut. Cha­moepith. [Page 34] Flor. Staechad. Lavendula, ā ʒii. Rad. costi. ℥ss. Castorei ℈i. infund. misc. & pulverisat. in Aq. Vitae. It is to be infused in some hot place for some days. Before it was used, the Spine was rubb'd. An hour after it was used, all the Symp­toms remitted daily till she was well. Thus was she delivered from Death, and deadly Diseases, and was well for many years. To God be praise.


Mrs. Sands after her Purification was misera­bly afflicted with a Tumor, and pain of the Hemorrhoids. I appointed they should first be anointed with Vng. Populeon. After there was applied the Yolk of an Egg, well beaten with Oil of Roses, and added a little Saffron powdered. In Winter may be used Oil of sweet Almonds, &c. This mollified their hardness, and removed their pain.


MR. Queeny, labouring of a grievous Cough, with vomiting abundance of Phlegm and Meat, having a gentle Feaver, being very weak, and had red Urine without sediment, was thus cured: ℞ Troches of Agarick ʒiss. Olibanum, Mastic. each ʒss. Terbentine sufficient to make a Mass of ʒi. make five Pills. These he took at Bed-time. In [Page 35] his Sauces he used Saffron, because profitable for the Breast; and he eat Mustard and Honey, which caused spitting in abundance. ℞ Hydromel simplex, newly prepared with the best Honey lbiss. add Raisins of the Sun stoned ℥i. Figs 10. Oris Roots, Calamus Aromaticus, each ʒi. Boyl them altogether, after strain them, to which add Sugar-candy and Penidies. each ℥iii. Cinamon bruised ʒss. So make an Hydromel. He took of this morning and evening ℥viij or ix. To the Head I applied this: ℞ Roots of Oris, Ga­langal, Ciperus, Angelica, each ʒii. Roots of Pelli­tory of Spain, Agarick, Rubarb, Squils, each ʒi. Sena ʒii. Marjoram ʒi. Coriander seeds, Bay ber­ries, Cloves, Nutmegs, Mace, each ʒi. Gith seeds, Mustard seeds, each ʒss. Benjamin, Storax, each ʒiii. Chalcanth. alb. ʒss. Lapis Calaminaris ʒii. Alum ʒi. Oyl of Nutmegs some drops, Oil of Marjoram and Sage distilled, Rosin and Wax sufficient to make a Plaster. The Head was first shaved. The days he rested, in the morning I gave the following in White-wine: ℞ Saffron ℈j. Musk gr. i. For his hoarsness I gave the following: ℞ the Juyce of Liquoris ʒi. Myrrh. ʒss. Gum Tragacanth ℈i. Su­gar-Candy, and Penidies, each ʒss. of which make Morsels. Hold one of them in your Mouth, lying on your back, to the end it may dissolve of it self. There was also given an Emulsion, or Milk of Al­monds, Pine-nuts, and some new Goard-seeds, ex­pressed to ℥iv. in it was dissolved Sugar of Roses ʒii. And it was drunk every other morning warm, fasting; it was continued fourteen days. Being not wholly freed from it, he fell into it again the next year, and all Remedies proving suc­cessless, he died. He was a Man of a good [Page 36] Wit, expert in Tongues, and very learned.


JOan Chidkin of Southam, aged 50, being trou­bled with trembling of the Arms and Thighs, after felt Vapours ascend to the Heart, thence to the Throat, and after thought her self suffocated, was thus cured: ℞ Merc. vitae gr. v. Diaphoenic. ʒss. Misc: This exhibited, gave two Vomits and two Stools. After she took Theriac. Andromac. ʒi. in Posset-drink. I purged her with the former again, only adding one grain of the Mercury, which gave four Stools. After which she had the foreiner Theriac. with the shavings of Hartshorn, for four days. By which she was helped miracu­lously, all Symptoms vanishing.


MR. Winter, aged 44, cruelly tormented with the Worms and Feaver, was cured as fol­loweth: He first had a Suppository made of Ho­ney, drank the Decoction of prepared and crude Hartshorn, had an Emplaster applied to the Navil against the Worms. I purged him with ℥ss of Manna dissolved in Broth; with which there came forth many dead Worms, with stinking Excre­ments. He also took in his Drink and Meat the following Powder: ℞ Coral gr. viii. Pearl, Harts­horn, [Page 37] Granats, all prepared, gr. viij. Fragments of Jacinth, Smardine, Rubies, each gr. iii. one leaf of Gold: mix them for use. For his Cough he used Syrup of Poppies, with Syrup of Maiden-hair. By these, with God's blessing, he was cured in three days.


Mrs. Fortescue, aged 12, having a most vehe­ment Cough, and cruelly troubled with the Worms, was thus cured: First there was used a Suppository of Honey; to the Navil was appli­ed the Emplaster against Worms. For her Cough this was used: ℞ Flos Sulphur. ℥ss. Benzoin. vel Assae Odorat. ℈ss. Make them into very fine Pou­der, and divide it into twelve parts: there was given every morning one part, and at night Hartshorn, with which the Cure was perfected.


Mrs. Throgmorton, aged 35, being afflicted with pain at her Stomach, Melancholy, and the Mother, was thus cured: She first took the fol­lowing Purge: ℞ Rubarb ʒi. Agarick ℈ii. Sena ℥ss. Cinamon a little. Make an Infusion in lbss of Wormwood wine, to ℥vi. strain it. Of this she took six spoonfuls, with two spoonfuls of the Syrup of Succory, with Rubarb, and so for three days, [Page 38] which gave six stools a day. The third night she had a greater Flux of her Courses than in many years before, and so for that time I was dismiss'd in March. She sent again the first of April, I purged her with these Pills: ℞ Pil. sine quib. & Ruffi. ā ʒi. f. Pil. 9. She took three at a time when she went to sleep. The Body being purged, there was given of the following steeled Wine two spoonfuls, and so to four and six, increasing it by degrees. ℞ pre­pared Steel ℥i. the middle Bark of Ash, Tamaris, Roots of Cappars, each ℥ss. Sassafras, Juniper, each ʒvi. roots of Elicampana, Angelica, Galangal, Ca­lamus aromaticus, each ʒii. Shavings of Hartshorn, and Ivory, yellow Sanders, each ʒiii. Fol. Wormwood, Ground-Pine, Spleenwort, Dodder, Balm, Germander, ā p. ii. Flowers of Bugl. Borag. Scab. Broom, ā p. i. Cinam. ℥ss. Cloves, Ginger, Mace, Nutmegs, ā ʒii. Beat them very grosly, and mix them by degrees in four pints of White-wine, and infuse them in Bal. Mar. in a Vessel well stopt for 3 or 4 days; after strain them through an Ippo­cras bag. After it is exhibited, exercise is to be used. After meat she used this Pouder: ℞ Coriander seeds prepared ʒi. Seeds of Anis, Fennel, ā ʒss. Carraway, ℈i. Cordial Flowers, each ʒi. Marjoram ʒss. Liquor. Elicamp. Ginger, each ʒi. Galangal, Nutwegs, Cloves, each ʒss. Beat them into gross Pouder, adding Sugar, make a Pouder. The Stomach and Sides were anoint­ed with the following, thrice a week. ℞ Oil of Dil. Nard. Capars, each ℥ss. Vinegar of Squils ℥i. Boyl them to the wasting of the Vinegar, add Gum. Ammo­niacum dissolved in Vinegar ʒii. Roots of Asarabacca ʒi. Gith seeds ʒss. Saffron ℈i. Wax sufficient to make a Liniment. Thus in the space of little more than twenty days she was cured.


AVstin, a Maid, had her Face full of red spots, with red Pustles, very ill favoured, although otherwise very comely, and of an ex­cellent wit, was thus cured: First, she was thus purged: ℞ Elect. Diacathol. ʒv. Confect. Hamech. ʒii. Aq. fumariae ℥iii. Syr. Cichorii cum Rhab. ʒvi. f. pot. It purged her very well. The following day she took these Pills: ℞ Pil. foetid. de Her­mod. ā ʒss. Aurear. ℈ii. Misc. These emptied plentifully. The Body thus purged, her Face was anointed with the following Liquor: ℞ Litharge of Gold powdered ℥i. Alum ʒi. Borax ʒiii. Ceruss ℥ss. Vinegar ℥ii. Rosewater, and Plan­tain water, each ℥iii. Boyl them to the wasting of the third part, after strain them, and add the Juyce of Limons ℥ss. Before the use of this she was let blood. I advised her morning and night (the Pustles opened, broken, and crushed) she should wash the Pustles daily with the said Water, which she continued, and was wholly delive­red from them in few days, and became well coloured.


ELizabeth Kenton of Hunington, aged 50, trou­bled with a Flux of Blood from her Mouth, was thus cured: ℞ Syrup of red Poppies ℥ii. Sca­bious water ℥iii. Rosewater a little: mix them. She took one half in the morning, the other at night. ℞ Conserve of Roses ℥i. Bole Armoniack, Blood-stone, red Coral, sealed Earth, each ℈i. make a mixture with Syrup of Poppies. She took of this the quan­tity of a Bean after the Julep, and so she was cured.


SImons of Knowle, a Vein being broken, vomi­ted Blood, aged 40, was cured thus: ℞ Ru­barb powdered ʒii. Syrup of Maiden-hair ℥i. Succo­ry water ℥iv. mix them. This he took. After there was taken this: ℞ Philon. Persic. ʒi. Syrup of Myrtles ℥i. Plantain water ℥iv. mix them. There was also drunk Goats milk with Sugar. And at night going to bed was given Conserve of Roses ʒi. By these few Medicines the Cure was per­formed quickly, safely, and pleasantly.


COOper Marit of Pebworth, aged 48, perceived Vapours or Wind ascending from her Feet into the Stomach, and so ill, that she could scarce be kept from swooning, was cured as followeth: ℞ Pil. Foetid. Ruffi. ā ℈iv. misc. f. Pil. N. 9. She took three at the hour of Sleep. Afterward the following Powder was given after meals: ℞ Sha­vings of Hartshorn and Ivory, each ʒi. Spec. Aromat. Ros. Gabriel. ʒss. Seeds of Coriander, Fennel, Anis, each ʒi. Carraway ʒss. Cordial Flowers ʒi. Marjo­ram ʒss. Roots of Liquoris, and Elicampane, each ʒi. Ginger, Galangal, Nutmegs, Cloves, each ʒss. Saffron ℈i. beat them grosly, and add Sugar of Roses the weight of all. Dose half a spoonful. She said it was worth Gold. On the Stomach was applied a Plaster of Labdanum, Wax, Caranna, Spec. Aromat. ros. and Oil of Mace. By these alone she was delivered from all the Symptoms, and cured.


Mrs. Wagstaff of Warwick, aged 46, afflicted with Hypochondriac Melancholy, the Scur­vy, beating of the Heart, Pain of the Head and Joynts, Ophthalmia, Vertigo, Morpheu, was cured as followeth, although they were Chronic, [Page 42] and she almost wasted with them. Her Urine was one day clear as Spring-water, otherwhile thick and filthy, often changing, a discovery she laboured of a Scurvy, with livid and purple spots scattered on the Arms, &c. ℞ Roots of Succory, Bugloss, each ℥i. Fennel, Oris, Bark of Tamaris, each ℥ss. Elicampana, Worwwood, each ʒiii. Mar­joram, ground Pine, Germander, Fumatory, each ʒii. Cordial Flowers, each ʒi. Seeds of Anis, Fennel, Parsly, each ʒiss. Sena ℥iss. Carthamus bruised ℥i. beat them, aud put them into a quart of Whitewine, boyl them to a pint; to the straining, add Syrup against the Scurvy by Forestus ℥iii. It is to be used for five days. Dose ℥iv. with which she had six, sometimes seven, eight stools. And thus she was freed from the Heart-beating. The Body rightly purged, I advised the Wine following: ℞ the opening Roots each ℥ss. Wormwood ʒii. Marjoram ʒiss. Cordial Flowers, each p. i. Bark of Tamaris, and Capars, each ʒi. Seeds of Fennel, Anis, each ʒii. Carraway seeds ʒi. Spike ℈i. Tops of Centaury ʒiss. Steel prepared ʒiii. put them in a quart of White-wine. Take of it three hours before meat, and an hour after dinner take the Juyce of Scurvy grass prepa­red in Wine, Dose four or five spoonfuls twice or thrice if need be. To keep the Belly always open, take a Dose of the following Pills: ℞ Aloes ʒii. Myrrh. ʒss. Gum. Ammoniac. in Acet. dissol. ℈i. Agarick, Rhab. ā ʒiss. Rad. Asari. Gentian. ā ʒss. Mastic. ℈i. Spicae, Sem. Petroselin. ā ℈ss. cum Succ. Absynth. instar extract. inspiss. f. mas. She took ʒss once a week or oftner, two hours be­fore dinner. If you would have them work better, mix them with Pil. aggregat. For after meat, use [Page 43] the following Powder: ℞ Cloves, Galingal. Nut­megs, Cinamon, each ʒ s. Seeds of Coriander prepa­red, Roots of Elicampana, each ʒi. Seeds of Anis, Fennel, each ʒss. Carraway ℈i. Liquoris ʒii. Gin­ger ʒi. Powder them grosly, and add Sugar of Roses ℥ii. Mix them. The Region of the Heart was anointed with this: ℞ Succ. Cardiacae, Ol. Nardin. ā ℥ s. boyl them a little, and add Sugar of Cloves ℈s. Camph. ℈i. Saffron ℈ss. Wax a little to make a Liniment. Being after troubled with the swim­ming of the Head, the rest of the Symptoms end­ing by degrees, I counselled to use these Tablets: ℞ Pul. Diacydon. sine Spec. Nuc. Mosch. ā ʒi. Fol. Euphras. Majoran. Flor. Lavendulae, ā ℈i. Coral. rub. ℈ii. Ras. Ebor. ℈i. Sacch. dissolut. in Aq. Ros. f. Tab. Take them in the Morning, after take some Broth wherein is boiled Marjoram and Mace, or in a rear Egg, adding Carraway seeds with salt. The Leeches were applied to the Hemor­rhoid Veins. For the Morpheu, which was very filthy, it was removed by the following: ℞ White Sope ℥ii. Quick Sulphur ℥i. Verdigrease ʒi. Camphire ℈i. with Oil of Tartar make a Globe, and moisten it in a little Vinegar, and anoint the Face with it, and let it dry by it self, the morning after wash it off with Milk. With this she was delivered, the which I have experienced an hundred times. For her weep­ing Eyes was used our Opthalmick Water, set down Observ. 3. to the Temples. For staying the Rheum was applied this: ℞ Bole Armoniack ʒii. Mastick ʒ s. Dragons blood ʒi. Powder of Galls ʒs. with Whites of Eggs and Vinegar make a Plaster, which apply to each Temple. By these she was spee­dily cured.


Mrs. Symmons of Whitelady-Aston, troubled with a Distillation of the right Eye, for a year, without pain and redness, by reason of which there was diminution of sight, was cured by me for fifteen years, by the following course: For the removing the watering of the Eye, this was used: ℞ Fumatory, Sena, each ʒiii. They were boiled in Whey for one draught, which was often repeated. After was used Pil. sine quib. esse nolo. To the Neck was applied Horstius's Vesic­catory, which I have a long time used with most happy success (the prescript of which you have in the Marrow of Chirurgery) above the Eye ef­fected. On the Temples I appointed to be appli­ed Empl. contra Rupt. or in place of it, that pre­scribed of Bole in the former Observation. In the following Collyrium were dipt two little Spunges, after wrung out, and applied to the Eye, and there bound till dry; it is most efficacious and ap­proved. ℞ Pomgranate Pills ℥i. boyl them in Wa­ter of Roses, Plantain, Nightshade, each ℥iij. In the straining dissolve Bloodstone ʒii. Stir it till it be red, after cast away the Faeces, and add Myrrh. ʒss. Sarcocol washed in Milk ʒ i. Ceruss. Tutia, each ʒi. White Vitriol, Starch, each ℈i. Powder them all finely, and mix with the Collyrium. There may be also prepared the Mucilage of the Seeds of Line and Fenugreek, and when you would use [Page 45] the Collyrium, mix a little with it, or in want of these, the White of an Egg. And thus she was cured.


JVlian West, aged 53, troubled with an immo­derate Flux of her Courses, was cured as fol­loweth: ℞ Sena ℥i. Troches of Agarick ʒiii. Su­gar ʒvi. Ginger ʒi. Currants ʒii. boyl them on a gentle Fire in two quarts of Whey till half a pound be wasted. Of this Decoction take ℥iss. morn­ing and night for three days, which emptied her Body from ill humors. The fourth day was given the following: ℞ Crocus Martis in red Wine ʒiss. After was given the following: ℞ the Yolk of an Egg, with a little Sallet-Oil, mix them with the following Herbs, viz. Motherwort, St. Johns­wort, Milfoil, and Celendine, and make a Fritter. Take one a day made thus for nine days. To the Back was applied an Emplaster framed of Creta and Whites of Eggs, by which she was de­livered.

Take this from the Translator, which hath been often experimented by him on several Per­sons. ℞ Plantain water ℥ii. Rubarb powdered ℈ii. Yellow Myrobalans powdered ℈i. Syrup of dried Ro­ses ℥ss. mix them, and give it at seven a clock in the morning, two hours after, taking some broth. The next day was opened the Liver-vein of the right [Page 46] Arm, and there was removed ℥vi of Blood or more, often stopping it. After bleeding was gi­ven the following: ℞ Conserve of Roses ℥iv. Ma­gistral of Coral, and Pearl, of each ʒi. Confection of Jacynts ʒi. mix them, and make an Electuary. The Dose was the quantity of a Nutmeg, five or six times a day, taking every morning and evening an hour after it a spoonful of the Tincture or Sy­rup of Coral, with the Waters of Roses and Plan­tain, of each three spoonfuls. The following hath been proved as successful: ℞ the Pulp of Ta­marinds ℥ss. Mace ℈i. Yellow Mirobalans ʒii. Ru­barb. ʒi. Schaenanth. pss. boyl them in Plantain wa­ter to three ounces; to the straining add Rubarb torri­fied powdered ℈i. Syrup of dried Roses ℥i. make a Potion. Which was given in the morning. The next, six Ounces of Blood were removed, that is, two ounces at a time, by repetition, so much distance of time betwixt, as one might go a stones cast. After bleeding was taken the fol­lowing: ℞ Crocus Martis, Troches de Carab. each ʒii. Conserve of Roses, Marmalad of Quinces, ℥i. Syrup of Myrtles, so much as may make an Electuary. There was given of it ʒi morning and night so long as was necessary, drinking after it of Plan­tain water ℥iij. Sugar, and a spoonful of the Tincture of Coral.


JOhn Smith of Newnam, aged 60, was miserably tormented with the retention of Urine for three days, caused by the Stone, in which fell out a total Suppression with hazard of Life. For his ease many things were used without any advan­tage. At last they sent for me, to whom I suc­cessfully gave the following: ℞ Winter Cherry­ [...]erries N. vj. Parsley seed ʒiij. boyl them in suffici­ent quantity of Milk, with which make Posset-drink, of which he took ℥vi. Syrup of Marshmallows by Fer­nelius ℥i. Holland Powder ʒii. mix them. He drank White-wine, wherein Winter Cherries bruised were infused. To the Region of the Blad­der, and between the Yard and Anus was appl [...]ed hot the next: Take a good big Onion, and Head of Garlick, fry them with Butter and Vinegar. These thus used, procured Urine within an hour, with some stones and gravel; and so was he delivered from that long, pernicious and eminent Danger, for which God be praised.


Mrs. Sheldon of Bel-end, aged 55, was misera­bly afflicted with an old Cough, and with­all, dulness of hearing, was cured as follow­eth: ℞ Pil. de Succin. ʒss. Pil. Aurear. sine quib. [Page 48] ā ℈i. f. Pil. 5. She took three at night, and two in the morning. The day after was exhibited the following Powder, from ℈i to ʒi. for every day, morning and night, with white Wine, Broth, or other grateful Liquor. ℞ Card. Bened. Sinap. Sylvest. ā ℈ij. Piper. long. ℈i. Sen. ʒii. Sem. Anis▪ ʒss. Diagrid. ℈ss. misc. f. Pul. subtilis. It was taken for three days. The Cough being very urgent, were given the following Troches, hold­ing one in the Mouth till it be dissolved. ℞ Diatragac. frigid. ʒiss. Sem. Hyosc. alb. ℈i. Sacc. penid. ℥i. Opii dissol. in Vin. gener. gr. vi. cum in­fus. Gum. Tragac. fact. in Aq. Ros. f. Troch. They are very profitable between sleep in the Night. By these she was altogether freed from her Cough. For her dulness of hearing was used in the morn­ing a Fume received into the Ear by a Tunnel. It was framed of the Decoction of Origanum, Rhue, Marjoram, Spica Celtic. Bay berries, Juniper berries, seeds of Fennel, Carraway, Cummin, boiled in Wine. After which was put in Musk with Wooll in the night; but in the day Garlick, being first perfo­rated, and after macerated in Honey. In the day time also was drawn into the Nose the juice of Pimpernel, Burnet and Beets, which was very pro­fitable, a like quantity of each mixed. By these, with God's blessing, she was cured.


Mrs. Sheldon, Wife to the Son, being corpulent, well coloured, was wont to miscarry of­ten, the second month after conception, yet suf­fered no other accident with it, required my counsel. I advised her to purge, and strengthen the Womb, for which she took Sage in her drinks and meats, also a little of the following Powder in a rare Egge. ℞ Gran. tinctor. Margarit. Tor­mentil. ana ʒ i. Mastic. ʒ ss. Mis. f. pul. There was given as much as would lie on a groat. For the retaining the Infant, this is the best Plaster. ℞ Labd. puris. ℥ i ss Gallar. Mos. Quercin. Bol. Arm. Nuc. Cupres. Ter. Sigil. Mirtil. Ros. rub. Sang. Dracon. Balaust. ana. ℥ss. pic. Naval. ℥ ii. Tereb. ℥ vi. Malax. omnia simul, f. Empl. Part of which spred on lea­ther, and applied to the Loins, Os sacrum, and the bottom of the Belly. This she used all her time, and after brought forth a lusty hearty Son, and af­ter that more.


Mr. Parker aged 24, greivously vexed with a long cough; by divine assistance was cu­red as followeth. ℞ Venice Terbintine washed in Hys­sop water ℥ i. dissolve it according to Art with the yolk of an Egg, to which add ℥iii of Hyssop water, as also [Page 50] ℥ i. of Syrup of Liquoris. This purged him. Af­ter he took every morning the following Mixture: ℞ Flower of Sulphur ʒii. Roots of Elicampana, Oris, Liquoris, each ʒ i Hony sufficient to make an Electu­ary, add Oil of Sulphur ten drops, and make a Lick­ing. When he went to bed, he used this Fume: ℞ Storax, Mastich, Terbentine, red Arsnick, each ℈iv. Incorporate them with the Yolk of an Egg: After with it anoint little Bits of Juniper, and dry them; the Fume of which is to be received into the Mouth by a Tunnel.


REceive two or three brief Observations of Thonerus, as to the former Disease, which I could not pass, because much approved; of which this is the first:

A Son of a Citizen of Vlm, being fourteen years old, was molested with a long Cough by the flowing of a thin Catarrhous matter, so that there was a Consumption feared; the Counsel of other Physicians proving fruitless, he was cured as fol­loweth: ℞ Roots of Elicampana, Polypody of the Oak, Oris, each ʒii. Hyssop, Betony, Carduus bene­dictus, both the Maiden-hairs, each p. i. Liquoris ʒii. Figs, Jujubes, Sebestens, each ʒii. Sena ʒvi. Troches of Agar. Mechoac. ā ʒii. Rubarb ℈iv. Cinam. ʒi. Galang. ʒii. Make a Bag for lbii of Hydromel. Of which take ℥i every day. Being it was a dry Cough, and conjectured to be produced from a [Page 51] thin serous matter, there was prescribed this: ℞ Syrup of Jujubes, Corn-Poppies, each ℥iss. Olibanum ℈iiss. Myrrh ℈i. Liquoris ℈ii. White Sugar-candy, Penides, each ʒvi. mix them. Of this was taken a small spoonful morning and evening, upon a White-bread Toast moistend in Sack. Thus he was wholly cured, although there was no small danger of a Consumption.


ANother was of the Noble Lord of Schellen­berg, dwelling in Kiselect, aged 80, who was grievously tormented with a Cough, abhor­ring Medicament; for whom was prescribed the following: ℞ Spec. Diair. simp. Diatrag. calid. ā ʒi. Sacch. in Aq. Salu. dissol. ℥iv. f. Confect. in Rotul. oblin. Ol. Cinamom. They promoved abun­dance of Phlegmatick Excretion by Cough. He commended them for their Affects and Pleasant­ness.


A Certain Woman of Vline, being troubled with a long Cough from a salt Rheum, was thus cured: ℞ Coriender seeds prepared ℥ss. Spec. Aromat. Rosat. ʒi. Dianth. ʒss. Spec. Diatrag. frig. ʒi. Aniseeds ℈ii. the Tablets of Sugar of Roses ℥v. make a Past, and of it Troches, which are to [Page 52] be taken. ℞ Spec. Diair. S. Diatrag. calid. ʒi. Extrac. Liquor. ʒss. Sacch. in Aq. Farfar. dissol. ℥iv. Aq. Asthm. ʒii. & f. Rot. By these was expecto­rated abundance of viscid matter, she was deli­vered, and praised the Medicines.


EDward Rawlins, aged about two years, had a hard Tumor of one of his Stoes to the big­ness of a Hen's Egg, which was cured as follow­eth: ℞ Linseeds, powder them, and with Linseed Oil make a Pultess, which was applied hot. After there was a little Bag made of Cloth to keep it up in, with which he was cured.


GOod-wife Palmer of Alcester, afflicted grie­vously with Pain of the Head and Heart, from obstruction of the Courses, was delivered by the following: ℞ the Syrup of the five Roots ℥i. Ru­barb powdered ℈i. Diacath. ʒvi. Manna ℥ss. Mug­wort water ℥iv. mix them. This gave eight stools after the Saphoena was cut. After she took the following: ℞ Troches of Myrrh ℈ii. Cinamon, Ca­story, each ℈i. Syrup of Mugwort and White-wine, each ℥ii. mix them. This is most excel­lent for the procuring of the Courses, often proved.


Mrs. Barnes of Tolton, being troubled with the over-flowing of her Courses a month after Birth, was cured only by the following Remedy: ℞ the Shavings of Hartshorn ʒss. taken in drink, in the morning for four days. She felt present ease, and was altogether restored and cured.


TAlbot, the First-born of the Countess of Salis­bury, aged about one year, being miserably afflicted with a Feaver and Worms, so that Death was only expected, was thus cured. There was first injected a Clyster of Milk and Sugar. This gave two stools, and brought away four Worms. By the Mouth was given Hartshorn burnt, prepa­red in the form of a Julep. To the Pulse was ap­plied Vng. Populeon ʒii. mix'd with Spiders webs, and a little Powder of Nutshels. It was put to one Pulse of one Wrist one day, to the other the next. To the Stomach was applied Mithridate; to the Navel, the Emplaster against Worms. And thus he became well in three days, for which the Coun­tess returned me many thanks, and gave me a great Reward.


Mrs. Sheldon of Grafton, aged 24, was mise­rably troubled with vomiting her Meat, and Feaver, fourteen days after Birth; as also she was afflicted with Fits of the Mother, and cold Sweats, was thus delivered: ℞ Posset drink of rasped Harts­horn, and Marygold flowers. For the Mother was given ℈ii of the white of Hens dung, Tincture of Coral ℈iiss. Bugloss water ℥iv. It was given oft in a day, a spoonful or two. To the Navel was applied an Emplaster of Caranna, in the midst of which was put three grains of Musk. To the Stomach was applied this: ℞ Labdan. ʒi. Wax ʒii. Cloves, yellow Sanders, each ℈i. Mastick ʒi. Myrrh ʒss. with Oil of Wormwood and Mace make a Plaster. By these she was cured.


Mrs. Davis of Quenton, aged 63, long tor­mented with Pain in the Stomach by Wind, helped as followeth: ℞ Spec. Aromat. Rosat. Gabr. ʒii. Rad. Enul. Camp. ʒiii. Cal. Aromat. ʒii. Liquoris ℥v. Turbith. praep. ℥ss. Sena ℥ii. Sem. Anis. ℥ss. Santon ʒii. Rad. Gentian. ʒiss. Sacch. q. s. f. Pul. Dose, as much as will lie upon a shil­ling, given in Wine. With this she was cured.


THE Son of Mr. Bishop, aged 6, being delive­red a month before safely from the Small-Pox, fell into a grievous Cough and Feaver, with Worms. ℞ Manna ℈ii. Diacatholicon ʒss. Flower of Cassia ʒii. mix them with Syrup of Liquoris. This he licked of often. I gave also burnt Hartshorn in Milk. His Breast was anointed with the Pectoral Ointment. There was given him our Julep of Poppies, and a Clyster of Milk and Sugar, and so he was cured.


Mrs. Harvy, now Lady, very religious, five weeks after Child birth, was vexed with a great Flux of Whites, as also Pain and Weak­ness of the Back, was thus cured: ℞ Dates as many as you please, cut them small, and with purified Honey make an Electuary. This she used in the morning. By this only Remedy she was cured, freed from her Pain which came often, stayed the Whites, and made her fat.


Mrs. Randolph, aged about 27, troubled with Wind in the Stomach, and too much Flux of her Courses, being discolour'd with torment of her Stomach after Meat, was thus cured: To the Back was applied this Emplaster: ℞ Bole Armoniac. Creta, with the Whites of Eggs make a Plaster. For the staying of the Flux of the Courses was given a Penny-weight of Allum in red Wine. There was also used the Powder prescribed Observ. 46. Thus in the space of four days she was cured.


Mrs. Barnes, being great with Child, and near delivery, fell into a Tertian Feaver, which was accompanied with Thirst, Watching, Pain of the Head, a miserable pricking Pain on the left side. She was aged about 28, was cured as fol­loweth: ℞ the Powder of white Hellebore a sufficient quantity, apply it with slit Figs to the Pulse of each Wrist: It was removed every four and twenty hours. For ordinary drink, ℞ Barley ℥iii. Succo­ry M i. Roots of Succory ℥iii. Syrup of Roses and Violets, each [...]i. Liquoris sliced ʒiii. Figs iii. Cur­rants ℥ii. Sugar-candy ℥ii. Boyl them all in eight quarts of Water, till a quart be wasted, after strained, it was drank cold. To the Side was used this Oint­ment, [Page 57]Vng. Dialth. ℥i. Ol. Amygd. dulc. ʒiii. Misc. The Side being anointed with it, there was applied a Linnen Cloth spread with Butter, it was applied hot. There being very great pain of the Head, there was used the following Oint­ment: ℞ Ointment of Alabaster ℥ss. Opium gr. vii. mix them. With this were the Temples anointed, and to them some of it applied. By these means she was cured, and delivered from danger of Mis­carriage. She was cured in seven days space.


RObert Sartor of Stratford upon Avon, aged about 34, fell into a violent bleeding at the Nose, which intermitted for four hours, and returned again, was stopt as followeth: I caused Tents made of new Cloth, often dipp'd in Frog-spawn in March, and dried, to be put up his Nostrils, made strong Ligatures below the Shoul­ders. After the following Plaster was spread up­on Linnen, and applied to the Forehead, Temples, and Neck very often, cold: ℞ burnt Argil, and powdered, M ii. Wine vinegar lbiss. mix them to consistence of an Emplaster: And thus within half an hour the Flux was stayed.


BAron Compton, now Earl of Northampton, aged 55, in 1617, was cruelly tormented with Pain of his Teeth, and very much molested with swelling of his Gums, which was removed by the following Remedies: ℞ Pil. de Succ. Crat. ʒiii. f. Pil. No 18. Of these he took three every morn­ing and night for three days, which purged very well. This Gargarism was used: ℞ the Decoction of the Bark of Guaiacum, and of Barley, each ℥iv. Syrup of Mulberries, and Honey of Roses, each ℥ii. Spirit of Vitriol so many drops as will make it taste sharpish. In this also was there often in a day a piece of Spunge, applied to the pained Gums, and there it was held the whole day. By these Me­dicines he was delivered from all his Symptoms; the second day he could eat meat, and the third day he was perfectly healed.

Thonerus hath some short Observations con­cerning Pain of the Teeth, which receive here:

I have (saith he) tryed on my self, if the Tooth be hollow, as also on many others to stop the Tooth with a little Camphire: But if they be not hollow, then he boiled ʒss of Camphire in half a pint of Vinegar, which was held hot in the Mouth. Both which he found successful.

One who had Pain of the Teeth, and Tumor of the left Jaw, from a hot defluxion, was thus cured: ℞ Mas. Pil. Aurear. Cochear. sine quib. ā ℈i. [Page 59] Extract. Catholic. Theophr. gr. vi. cum Aq. Betonic. f. Pil. 27. which was taken. The middle Vein of the left Arm was opened, and the outward Jaw anoint with the following: ℞ Camphire ʒi. dis­solved, Oil of sweet Almonds. By the use of these was a desired effect.


THe eldest Son of Mr. Vnderhil of Loxley, aged about 12, having laboured the summer before of a malign Spotted-Feaver, after fell into the Measels; of which he was cured Jan. 1. 1634. Being sent for to him, I found him grievously afflicted with the Scurvy; on the right side he had a Tumor without discoloration, so that I judged there was a Tumor of the Liver. He was grown as lean as a Skeleton, was Melancholy▪ with black and crusty Ulcers appearing in the Legs. He had a loathing of Meat, a disposition to Vomit, and an Erratic Feaver; his Urine was red, as in a burning Fea­ver, yet without thirst or desire to drink. The Pulse was small, weak, and unequal, scarcely to be perceived with the Finger; all Signs of a confirm­ed Scurvy. His Parents were very earnest with me to cure him; I told them, I would do my ut­most to do it, but it would require some time, and it would be difficult. I proceeded as follows: ℞ Crystal. Vener. ʒii. Spec. Diatrion. Santal. ʒi. Pul. Holland. a ʒii. M. f. Pul. for four doses. It gave him every day three or four stools without any gripings. The affected Part was anointed with [Page 60] Vnguent. Fido variol. To the Ulcers was used Di­apalm. After for three days was given Cream of Tartar ʒi, in the morning; and an hour after was taken the following: Take of our steeled Wine ℥iiij. the Essence of Fumitory and Germander, (which you have in Bald. Rons. fol 259. with Senertus in 8vo) each ℥ss. Syrup of Brooklime ℥ii. of Water-cresses ℥i. Juyce of Scurvy-grass prepared ℥vi. mix them. The Dose given was four spoonfuls, after which to use exercise: With which he had two stools, and cast up by vomit the first day some Phlegm. The next day in the morning he took Diacurcum ʒss. after the steeled Wine. Every third day he purged with Diatart. Quercet. ℈ss. in the pap of a rosted Apple. After he used our Antiscorbutic Beer. To his Spleen was applied Empl. de Ammoniac. F [...]rest. Sometimes he used the next: Take Juyce of Scurvy-grass lbss. Syrup of Brook-lime and Wa­ter-cresses, each ℥iss for three mornings. The Cha­libiat Wine was continued for a whole Month, with the Juyce of Scurvy-grass, &c. as before. He purged with Pil. Ammoniac. River. Of ʒss. was made three Pills, one of which he took every third day, which gave him two or three stools. The Side swell'd and pained, was anointed with the following: ℞ Vnguent. Splanch. Magistr. Dialth. ā ℥i. M. morning and night. In the use of the Scorbutic Beer all other was forbidden. After the use of the former Pills twice, there fell out a painful Tumor of the Foot, which hindred his Sleep by night, and moving by day; with which were joined Faintings. Therefore to corroborate was used the following: ℞ Pul. Pannon. rub. ℈i. Magist. Coral. ℈ss. Lap. Bezoard. gr. iij. M. To [Page 61] the Foot was used the next: Take Brook-lime, M iv. Wormwood, Melilot, Chamomel, Sage, each M i. Boyl them in sufficient quantity of Beer for a Bath. Which used for three days, he was almost altogether freed from the Pain and Tumor. Then I purged him with the following: ℞ Pill. Ruffi. Stomach. Hier. cum Agaric. ā ℈i. f. Pil. 6. He took one at Bed-time. The Foot being well, there fell out a miserable Pain in the right Shoul­der, which he was freed from in twenty four hours, by the use of Vng. Fido. He never left off the Steel­ed Wine, except those days he purged. After meals he took of the next so much as would lie upon a shilling: ℞ Plerisar. ℥ss. Sacch. ℥ii. Misc. Especially he purged twice with Pil. River. And sometimes he took in a morning two of the following, which gave three or four stools: ℞ Pil. de Ammoniac. ʒi. Gum Gamb. [...]ꝑ. gr. ix. sine quib. ʒss. M. f. Pill. By this method he was cured, God be praised.


ANne Green, the Daughter of Mrs. Green, aged 22, was troubled with Pain of the Head, sometimes a vivid Colour through all the whole Body, after that white, with an universal Itch over the Body, with painful Pustles, so that she could not walk without great Pain, was thus cured: ℞ Sarsaparilla ℥ii. Hermodactiles ℥iss. Guai­cum, Liquoris, each ℥i. Polypody of the Oak, Sena, ā ℥ii. Agaric. ʒii. Roots of Fennel, Parsly, each ℥i. Betony, Sage, each Mss. Rosemary p. i. The Seeds of [Page 62] Anis, Carraways, and Coriander, each ℥ss. Cinamon ʒi. Boyl them in eight pints of Water, till half be wasted; after strain it, and of the strained Liquor take ʒiiss. Syrup of Roses solutive ℥i. Oil of Vitriol so much as will make it sharpish. It was given, and procured five stools. This being continued five days, the Body was well purged. After was given this Decoction: Take of China sliced ʒiii. Infuse it in three pints of Spring water for twenty four hours, after boil them on a gentle Fire till half be wasted. After being strained, there was given a Draught in a morning five hours before Dinner, and also three hours before Supper, hot, till all was drunk. It was given every third day. After the use of this Sudorifick Decoction, the following Bath was used: ℞ Oak leaves M xx. Fennel M xv. Roots of Briony, Elicampane sliced, each M iv. Brimstone, Allum, Sea salt, each lbi. Boyl them in sufficient Wa­ter for a Bath. From the Bath she went into her Bed, and sweat. After, her Body was anointed with the following: ℞ Roots of Elicampane, Brio­ny, each as much as pleased, Alum a little, make an Ointment with May Butter. By these means she be­came fair and smooth.


JOhn Nason of Stratford upon Avon, Barber, aged 40, always after Meat suffered most bitter Pains of the Stomach, as also cruel Misery in the Loins, so that he had seldom any Sleep at nights, was entring into the Yellow Jaundice; his Urine [Page 63] was thin, red, the Crown yellow and frothy. ℞ our Emetick Infusion ℥i. It gave six Vomits, and four Stools. The following day, ℞ Horehound [...] Hops ℥i. Roots of Bugloss, Elicampane, and Eupa­tory, each ʒss. Rubarb grosly sliced ʒi. Wood of Aloes ʒiss. Boyl them all in three pints of White-wine, till the third part be wasted; after strain it without expression; to the straining add the Juyce of Goose-dung half a pint. Of this he took ℥iii with white Sugar ʒii. This quantity he drunk betimes in the morning. And thus in few days space he was cured, and well coloured.


BAron Compton, aged 55, was infested with bitter Pain by the heat of Urine, was cured by the following Water, often proved by me in this Disease: ℞ the Whites of eight Eggs well beat, Cows milk lbi. Red Rose water lbss. distill them in a common Still. Of this Water ℞ ℥iv. Syrup of Alth. Fernel. ℥i. mix them. It is to be given cold, fast­ing. And so he was perfectly cured, so that he rode with King James in his Progress into Scot­land.


Mrs. Boughton, Sister to Mr. Comb of Lauford­fair, aged about 36, very handsom, was afflicted with a most grievous Disease, and bitter Symptoms, for above two years; and although many expert Physicians did lend their help, yet there was no Profit, yea rather all was more bitter and grievous. She could scarce swallow or breath, she felt something hard in her Throat to the big­ness of a Dove's Egg, so that she could scarce swallow either Meat or Drink. This was caused from Wind; for she felt it move, and in its mo­tion it was sometimes more and less painful. The tumor of the Almonds was not great, from a Rheum which distilled from the Head, which vexed her most in the night. Her Illness and Pain hindred her Sleep, and she feared she should be choaked; yet her Head was afflicted with a nota­ble numness, and an incredible proneness to sleep; her Body was so also afflicted, by which she could scarce walk, and natural Action was deprived; hence there were a long time of Symptoms. By in­tervals her Hands would be livid, not without coldness; the Thighs tumified, and a Scorbutick Dropsy broke forth; all these being caused from the Spleen, Liver, and suppression of the Cour­ses. ℞ Sena ʒiiss. Cream of Tartar ʒii. the best Turbitb, Hermodactils; each ʒi. Rubarb, Troches of Agarick, each ℈ii. Scamoni [...]pꝑ. ʒss. Mace, Cina­mon, Galangal, each ʒiii. Sugar of Violets the weight [Page 65] of all, make a Powder. Dose from ʒi to ʒii in Broth, wherein was boiled Peniroyal, Mugwort, Hore­hound, Sage, Betony. This ended, the next De­coction was taken: ℞ China sliced ℥i. Sassafras ʒiii. Spring water lbvi. Juyce of Limons ℥ii. Infuse them for twenty four hours, after boil them till a third part be wasted, and then let it pass through an Ippo­cras bag. Of which there was drunk ℥v morning and night, with ℥ii of the Juyce of Scurvy-grass prepared. Every third day, if the Body was not open, was given a Clyster framed of ℥xii of the former Decoction, red Sugar ℥ii. and Honey of Rose­mary flowers ℥iii. For her Mouth, ℞ Spring water ℥ii. Oil of Vitriol so many drops as made it very sharp, in which Water was dipp'd a Feather, and so convey­ed to the swell'd Fauces. This was done often in each hour, by the use of which there ran out, and was spit forth continually very much Phlegm. After was used a Fume of Amber, which was received by a Tunnel into the Mouth. To the Stomach was applied our Plaster for the Stomach, Observ. 19. ℞ Diamor. simp. ℥v. Mel Rosar. ℥iv. Succ. Matris sylvae ℥viii. Aq. Hord. ℥xii. Ol. Sulph. q. s. ad gratam acidit. This Gargarism was often used in a day. Thus she was cured, and lived eight years after.


ESquire Beaufou, (whose Name I have always cause to honour) at the end of his Supper eating great quantity of Cream, about the age of 70, after his first sleep he found himself very ill, and so continued. The second day he sent for me, I found his Pulse quick, and his Urine red and little, often pissing, his Stomach full of Phlegm and Choler, as appeared: for falling into a voluntary vomiting, there came up a great quan­tity of Choler, like the Yolks of Eggs putrified. This considered, I gave him an ℥ of our Emetick Infusion, which gave ten Vomits and three Stools, which answered desire. To drink, he had pre­scribed the Decoct on of Hartshorn with Sugar and Limon. And thus he was cured in four days.


ESquire Packinton was troubled with want of Appetite, to whom I prescribed the following Powder, which was taken for many days: ℞ Sena ʒiii. Ginger, Mace, each ℈i. Cinamon ʒss. Cream of Tartar ʒii. mix them, and make a Powder. Dose ʒi in Broth. This restored his Appetite, for which he thanked me, desiring the Receipt. The next year after he also used it with good success. [Page 67] The following hath cured many of the like Affect: First purge with a Potion framed of the Decoction of Wormwood and Agrimony, and ℥ss of Diaphaeni­con. After was drunk the following: ℞ Leaves of Agrimony, Wormwood, and Centaury, each M i. Boil them in water to lbss of the straining; add a little Sugar, drink it every morning for three or four mornings.


MR. Rogers, Clerk, aged about 40, was trou­bled with Pain in the Throat, Tumor of the Tonsils and Palat; he could hardly either swallow or breath, and was almost strangled, to whom I coming prescribed the following: ℞ Figs, Liquoris, Raisins, Anise seeds, each ℥i. Spring water lbiv. Boyl them till half be wasted, and use it for ordinary drink. Take the Fume of Amber oft in a day. To the Neck and Tumor appearing, I commanded this Cataplasm: ℞ Green Wormwood M ii. Hogs grease as much as will make a Pultis, being well beat together. In one nights space he was cured, and had his swallowing again. This was proved an hundred times.


THe Lady Beaufou, godly, honest, being of a noble Extract, continuing healthful till the age of 28, which was 1617, July 1. fell into a burning malign continual Feaver, with great Pain of the Head, most vehement Heat, Pain in the Stomach; the Body all over, especially the Arms, was full of spots; the Urine was red and little. It was then called the New Feaver, it in­vaded many, I was called the third day of its In­vasion. The Stomach being stuffed and burdened with ill humors, as I perceived, I advised the following Vomit: ℞ Emetick Infusion ʒix. This gave twelve Vomits without any great trouble. The day before she had (unknown to me) drunk much Milk to quench her thirst, by reason where­of the Vomit at first drew forth a wonderful quantity of curdled Milk, so that she was almost choaked, after came Choler mixed with Phlegm, afterward burnt Melancholy. She had also six Stools Phlegmy, mixed with green Choler and much Serosities. Her vomiting ending in three hours, I gave a Pill of Laudan. Paracelsi gr. vii. (sure he mistook her, for four is a good Dose) after which she slept four hours, the Pain of her Head ceasing. Then to me unknown her Servant gave her a draught of Whey, which being drunk, she presently had three Vomits of black Stuff without any trouble, and two such like Stools, and was cruelly afflicted with the Hiccough, to allay which [Page 69] I gave Claret wine burnt with Aromatick, which succeeded; she was quieter the rest of the Night, but did not sleep well. In the morning I gave Chicken-broth, made with appropriate Herbs, and so for four hours she rested. At the end of that time I gave a draught of the Decoction of Hartshorn hot. On Munday morning having some evacuation, I appointed the same Decoct, should be given cold. She was miserably afflicted with Pustles, with great heat of the Tongue and Throat, that she could not drink without great diffiiculty, for which she used the following Gargarism: ℞ Dia­moron. simp. ℥iv. Honey of Roses ℥ii. Rosewater lbj. Oil of Sulphur, so much as made it sharpish. After the use of the Hartshorn Decoction, the seventh day, the Pox appeared, yet the foresaid Garga­rism was used for the Throat, and she drunk of the Decoction of Hartshorn cold four times a day, and so she was cured. I ordered that the Pox after the eighth day should be anointed with this: ℞ common Oil, and Carduus water, well shaked to­gether, and so there were left no Scars.


MR. Farman, afflicted with the Small Pox, whilst being at my Lady Beaufou's, so that he could not go to his Father's at Leicester. To expel them, I gave him this: ℞ Diascordium ʒi. Mithrid. ʒss. Croc. ℈ss. Aq. Dracuncul. ℥iii. Corn. Cervi ℈i. f. Haustus. This caused him to sweat, and the same day began to appear his Pox. This [Page 70] caused no small joy to his Sister, and thankfulness to God, that he was delivered from the Jaws of Death. For his thirst, he drank at his pleasure the Decoction of Hartshorn, and used the same Gargarism prescribed for the Lady Beaufou; as also anointed his face often in a day, when it began to dry, with this: ℞ Carduus water ℥ii. Sallet Oil ℥iss. Stir them much together. This removed the Pits.


THE Lady Rouse of Rouselench, aged 27, fell into a Quotidian Feaver two days after Child birth; in the very Fit she was most vio­lently afflicted with the Head-ach, as also cruel Pain in the Neck, was thus cured: ℞ Diascord. ʒi. Magist. Perlar. Tinctur. Coral. ā gr. xii. Aq. Card. benedict. ℥ii. It was given two hours before the Fit, it was reiterated before the next Fit, and so for two days. She was delivered from the Pain of her Neck with this Plaster: ℞ Caran. ℥i. dissol. in Vino Hispan. Pic. alb. ℥i. f. Empl. Spread it upon Leather, and apply it to the Neck. And thus she was delivered from her Pain and Feaver.


WIlliam Clavel, troubled with a virulent Go­norrhea, and extream heat of Urine, ha­ving been under anothers hands for a month with­out Profit, was cured with the following Reme­dies in fifteen days space, being in the Month of November:Gum. Guaiac. pul. ℥i. It was given in Beer. It gave five stools. Afterwards he took a pint of the following Decoction, morning and night: ℞ Sarsaparilla ℥ii. Hermodactils ℥iss. Guai­acum, Liquoris, each ℥i. Sena ℥ii. Seeds of Anis, Carraway, and Coriander, each ℥ss. Boyl them in eight pints of Water, till half be wasted. After the strained Liquor was taken, Dose ℥iv. there was given the following Electuary: ℞ Gum. Tragacant. ℥ss. dissolve it in sufficient quantity of Plantain water, strain it, add Gum. Guaiacum powdered ʒii. Ter­bentine burnt ʒi. mix them. Dose ʒiss. By the use of the Decoction of Sarsaparilla he was very well purged, and delivered altogether from the pains of the Loins, and the heat of Urine in four days, and by the use of the Electuary he was altogether cured of his Gonorrhea.


RIchard Wilmore of Norton, aged 14, vomited black Worms, about an inch and half long, with six feet, and little red heads; when he was to vomit, he was almost dead, but in a little time after he revived, I gave him Merc. Vitae. The next day after his Father brought some wrapped up in Paper, they crept like Earwigs, and were very like, save in colour, he earnestly desired my best advice. I considering the state of the Disease, the strength of the Party, and that for most part he was thus cruelly afflicted every New Moon, unless he devoured abundance of Meat, insomuch that he was ready to tear himself in pieces, I gave the following Remedies: ℞ Merc. Vitae gr. iii. Conserv. Ros. parum. This gave seven Vomits, and brought away six Worms, such as I never be­held or read of. The following day I gave this: ℞ the Emetick Infusion ʒv. It gave five Vomits, and brought up three Worms. The third day I gave the following: ℞ Spec. Diaturb. cum Rhab. ʒi. Pul. Sen. lax. ʒss. Aq. Portulac. ℥iii. Syr. Ros. sol. ℥ii. Ol. Vitriol. gut. 8. Misc. This purged well, but brought away no Worms. Thus he was de­livered, and gave me many thanks. I met him two years after, and asked him whether he had any Erosion of the Stomach, or an Ejection of Worms, and he told me he had never been trou­bled with it since.


Mrs. Kempson, being for many days and nights cruelly tormented with a hollow Tooth, and had used many Medicines, as also Charms, and yet not profited, came running to me, to whom I prescribed the following Water, which being used, removed the Pain, provoking a great deal of spitting, which was very thin: ℞ Water of Corn Poppy ℥ii. Oil of Vitriol so much as made it sharp, being well mixed. There was dipp'd in it Lint, and applied to the hollow Tooth, it was reitera­ted often. This speedily removed the Tooth-ach, yet Pain in the Head continued, for which was prescribed the following Pills: ℞ Pil. Coch. ʒss. Aurear. ʒi. Troch. Agaric. ℈ss. cum Aq. Betonic. f. Pil. 7. These gave ten Stools, and three Vo­mits, and brought away four great long Worms by stool. And thus was she delivered from her foresaid Symptoms.


BAron Compton, President of Wales, being much afflicted with swelling of the Face arising from Rheum, which made his Face very ill-favoured, was thus cured: ℞ Vnguent. Dialth. ℥ss. Ol. Cha­momel. Viol. Amygd. d. ā ʒii. Axung. Gallin. ʒi. f. Vnguent. With this his Face was anointed, and a [Page 74] double Linnen Cloth laid upon it. He took ʒiss of Amber Pills, when he went to bed, by which the Tumor of the Face was removed. There was used as a Gargarism, the following: ℞ Syrup of red Poppies ʒss. Water of the same ℥iii. Oil of Vitriol so much as made it sharp. And thus he was wholly cured in two days.


ESquire Rainsford, aged 35, being miserably afflicted with a malign Feaver, Thirst, Wind, Pain of the Spleen, Tumor of the Stones, and Hypochondriac Melancholy, was cured as follow­eth: ℞ Manna ℥ss. Rubarb ʒi. This he took in Posset-drink. It gave five Stools without any ease, with this he purged himself. I being called, ap­plied the following Plaster to the Region of the Spleen: ℞ Labdan. ʒii. Cerae flav. ℥i. Empl. Meli­lot. ℥ii. Emplast. ex Saturn. rub. ℥ss. Being well freed from the Wind, for the flatuous Tumor in the Scrotum was first applied a Pultis made of Rue, Chamomel, Parsly, boiled in Claret-Wine. This removed, was applied a Plaster framed ex Empl. Nostr. Saturnali, & Melilot.part. aequal. By these that Tumor was removed. To mollify the Belly was used the following Clyster: ℞ Ol. Sem. Lin. ℥viii. Ol. Rutae, & Cham. ā ℥i. Diaphoen. & Dia­cath. ā ℥ss. in Vin. Hispan. dissol. f. Clyst. It gave two Stools with Wind. He after complained of his Stomach, for which the third day I gave him this: ℞ Emetick Infusion ℥i. Aqua Coelestis three [Page 75] drops. It gave six Vomits. This removed his Ill­ness, and want of Appetite. The same day he took the Vomit, at the hour of Sleep was given the following: ℞ Diascordium ʒi. Syrup of Li­mons ℥i. It was given in Posset-drink. The next day after the Vomit, he received a Clyster framed of Diacatholicon, red Sugar, and Milk, which gave two Stools, and thus was cured.


MR. Barns, aged 36, being long lame of a Canker in the Leg, was thus cured: First, I purged his Body with Pills, after I used a De­coction of Guaiacum. After I applied the follow­ing: ℞ White Copperas ℥ii. Bole Armoniack ℥i, ʒii. Camphire ʒiii. Make a Powder, of which take ℥i. which was cast in hot Smiths Forge-water; after a while it was taken from the Fire, and taken from the setling. With this Water (I may say) the same Ulcer was washed, and a Cloth laid upon it wet in the said Water; with which being almost cured, to cicatrize it I used the following Plaster: ℞ White Lead lbss. Cretae ℥iv. Powder them, and with Hogs grease make a Plaster. It was applied the thickness of ones Finger, and lay on nine days. Before it was applied, the Canker was washed with the following: Take white Copperas, and boil it in water. After the Plaster was remo­ved, another was applied for six days, a third was applied three days, and always it was washed be­fore. By these he was cured.


GOod-wife Sheffeild, a Husbandman's Wife of Old Stratford, aged 48, was cruelly af­flicted with a Dysentery, and much weakned with the Flux of her Courses; having been re­tained for five years before, was cured as followeth: ℞ Laud. Parac. gr. vi. Mithrid. ℈ss. Conserve of Roses ʒiss. Crocus Martis ℈i. mix them. By this she was freed from her Dysentery, and Flux of Courses; yet being vexed with thirst, this was given: ℞ red Poppy Water ℥iv. Syrup of Violets ℥ss. mix them. And thus she was freed from all.


THe most Illustrious Lord, Lord William Comp­ton, President of Wales, being troubled with a Distillation from the Head to the Gums; he had also want of Appetite, which I cured as follow­eth: ℞ Sena well picked from the stalks ℥ss. Rubarb ʒii. Agarick ʒi. Cinamon ʒvi. Infuse them all for twelve hours in Borage and Succory Water warm, of each ℥x. In the morning they were boiled to the wasting of four ounces, after being strained six or seven times, and sweetned with four ounces of Sugar: He took of this ℥ii when he went to bed, with which in the morning he had a great stinking Stool, that being [Page 77] the 21th of April. The 22th in the morning he took ℥v of the said Decoction, by which he had eight Stools. The 23th,Pil. Aurear. de Ru­barb. ā ʒi. By which he had thirteen Stools. After the third Stool he began to be better, there being taken Broth. The Body well purged, the fol­lowing Decoction was administred: ℞ China sli­ced ʒii. Sassafras cut into thin round pieces ℥ss. Boyl them in eight pound of Water till half be wasted. Of this he took ℥iv at the least for eight days, every fourth day taking ℈ii of Pil. Ruffi. And thus he was cured.


MY Lady Beaufou, troubled with Indigestion of Meat, and Wind after eating, with Obstructions of the Liver, was cured with the following Prescriptions; ℞ the Roots of Docks pithed ℥iv. Leaves of Agrimony M v. The Leaves of Succory with the whole M ii. Boil them in three gal­lons of new Beer, till half a gallon be wasted, strain it, and put Barm to it; after put it in a Vessel, and into it the following Bag: Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Shavings of Ivory, each ℥i. Sena, Polypody, each ℥v. Hermodactils ℥ii. Liquoris ℥ss. Galangal, Rubarb, each ℥ss. Mecoachan ℥i. Cinamon, Cloves, each ʒi. Cut them all grosly, and mix them, and put them into a Canvas bag, with a stone in the bottom, being put in­to the Beer, tye it at the top of the Barrel. After ten or twelve days she took a draught morning, and at four in the afternoon. By this she was well [Page 78] purged, and digested her Meat very well.


ES (que) Packinton, as he was riding to London, in his Inne was suddenly and miserably afflicted with the Gout in hands and feet, so that he could neither stand nor handle any thing. Being called to him, I thus cured him: ℞ Mallowes with the roots cut small, they were boyled in equal parts of Wine and Vinegar, to the wasting of the third part, to which was added Rye bran after a light boyling. They were laid to the pained Joints, with which he was well eased in one day, and delivered from the Inflammation by fomenting the parts with Water of the spawn of Frogs. After was applied Emplast. Diachalcit. The same day I gave ʒii Pul. Sen. Montag. cum Hermodact. gr. xv. He was restored the third day, and rid towards London.


WIlson of Stratford, aged about 48, was miserably afflicted (for a long time) with Pain of the Stomach, and Indigestion, so that he durst scarce eat; to whom being called, I cured with only the following Powder: ℞ Sena ʒvi. Ginger, Fennel seed, Zedoary, Cummin seed, each ʒii. Cloves, Galangal, Nutmegs, each ʒi. Rubarb ʒii. Sugar Candy ʒvi. make a Powder. Dose, the quantity [Page 79] of a Bean spread on a Toast, first moistned in Wine, morning; and at night when he went to bed, the quantity of a Filbert with a little Wine, by which he was cured. Thus the Author.

I remember that both Riverius and Thonerus cu­red each one, cruelly tormented with Pain in the Stomach, with letting blood: the latter cured several others, two with distilled Oil of Carraway seed, five drops in two spoonfuls of hot Broth; two other with the like quantity of Oil of Amber, gi­ven in like manner for some days.


Mrs. Hanberry of Worcester, aged 30, cruelly tormented with the Cholick, and Pain of the Back, that she could not stand upright, was thus cured: ℞ Emplast. Nost. Caran. which was applied to the Loins. To the Belly was applied the following: ℞ Featherfue, Rhue, Chamomel, each M i. Seeds of Carraway, Cummin, Lovage, Anis, Carrots, each M ss. Boil them all in sufficient quantity of Claret Wine, after strain them, but not too hard: Which apply to the Belly till they be cold; after they are cold, heat them again in the same Wine, and so do twice or thrice, or as need is. There was given inwardly Seeds and Tops of red Nettles boyled in White-wine, I mean the De­coction, it was given in a morning hot. And thus she was delivered from all her Symptoms.


THe Sister of my Neighbour Sheffeild, much de­bilitated with too great a Flux of her Cour­ses, to whom I gave of Alum the weight of two pence in Rose water, for three days, fasting. Two hours after she took Broth made of Mutton, al­tered with Milfoil, and the inner Bark of an Oak. She drunk her Drink steeled. With which she was cured safely and quickly.


MY Lady Rouse, being in the eight Month of Child-bearing, was infested with Convul­sion of the Mouth, very ill-favoured; she was aged 28. ℞ Rosemary ashes what quantity pleased, with which was made a Lye with Whitewine, with which the affected part was fomented with four double Linnen. After to anoint was used the Unguent, with the Oils in the beginning of Observ. 36. There was held in her Mouth Rose water sharpned with Oil of Vitriol. And so she was cured, as in the foresaid Observation.


MR. Barns of Clifford, after the pulling out of a rotten Tooth, was troubled with a Flux of Blood from the same place, two days after, which I cured in a short space: he having bled twenty four hours, having no Remedy for present at hand; I bid him to hold cold water in his Mouth, and often cast it out, and so he continu­ed till other Medicines were provided: After I used this: ℞ White Vitriol, part ii. Bole Armoniack pa.i. Camphire pa.ss. Rose water hot, sufficient to make a Lotion; In which dip a Linnen Cloth often, and apply cold to the place. This was used five hours, and then it ceased. But after a time it bled again, which I stayed with a Spunge dipped in the aforesaid Lotion, and Crocus Martis put up­on it: And so he was altogether cured.

This Observation of the Author's calls to mind a like Accident, which befell to a Maid in Cornhil, near Popes-head Ally, London, which when other means proved successless, I stayed, by keeping my Fingers only upon the Mouth of the Artery, remo­ving them several times.


ONe Hudson, a poor Man, labouring of a swimming in his Head, called Vertigo. I caused ℥x of Blood to be taken from the Cephalica, purged him with Pil. Aurear. & Cochear. ā ℈ii. Troch. Alhand. gr. viij. f. Pil. 7. They gave nine stools. Lastly he took Peacock dung dried ʒi. infu­sed in White-wine for a night, and after strained. And this he continued from New Moon to Full Moon, and was cured.


THE Lady Rouse, being with Child, was mi­serably troubled with the Mother, and Faint­ings, and extreme Pain in the Head: First, she had a Fume of Horse hoofs burnt, which restored her as soon as it was drawn into her Nostrils. Then she had a Suppository put up, framed of Honey, and Pul. Sanctus, which gave two stools, and brought away much Wind. She had a Fume of Odorificks below, and smelt to stinking things. Her Neck was anointed with Oil of Spike, after with Vnguent. Martiatum. She having the year before been troubled with Tortura Oris, and now much fearing it, in a morning fasting she took the quantity of a Nutmeg of the following Electuary: ℞ Species Dianthos. Conserve of Borage, each ℥i. [Page 83] Mithridate, Diacymini, each ʒii. Harts-horn prepa­red ʒiii. In Broths she took Hartshorn prepared. To her Navil was applied a Plaster of Caranna, in the middest of which was put Musk gr. iii. Thus she was cured, and at due time was brought to bed, March 16. 1620.


Mrs. Mary Murden, aged 17, labouring of a few and ill coloured Courses, Pain of the Head, and Redness of the Face after Meat, was cured as followeth: ℞ the Roots of Fennel and Parsly, each ℥ii. of Sparagus, and Butchers broom, each ℥iii. Calamus Aromaticus ℥ss. Betony, Mugwort, Avens, Water-cresses, Hyssop, Rosemary, Penyroyal, Nettles, each Mss. Elicampana roots ℥ss. Liquoris ℥ii. Seeds of Anis, Fennel, each ℥iii. Raisins sto­ned, Mi. Sena, Polipody, each ℥iv. Hermodactils ℥ii. Rubarb, Agarick, each ʒii. Boyl them all in a gallon of Water till half be wasted; in the strained Liquor was dissolved Syrup of Mugwort, Au­gustanus, Succory with Rubarb, each ℥ii. Dose ℥iii to v. By the use of which she was presently cured.


DIxwel Brunt of Pillerton, aged 3 years, hada Tu­mor of the Navil, out of which broke five long Worms out of a little hole like a Fistula; the Nurse pulled out four dead, but the fifth was somewhat alive, the fore-part not moving, the hinder part stirred, as witnessed the Nurse, Father, Mother, and Maid. The Tumor being hard, I appointed a Plaster of Hony to be appli­ed. The same day was given a Suppository of Honey, but no Worms appeared. The next day was applied a Cataplasm framed of green Worm­wood, beat with the Gall of an Ox, and boyled. There was given a Suppository. After these the Navil was cured, and he lived.


THe Countess of Northampton, March 6. 1620. fell into that Dropsey called Anasarca, with swelling of the Face and Feet, and was cured as followeth: ℞ the Decoction prescribed for Mrs. Murden, Observ. 97. adding of Rubarb ʒii. Sena ℥ss. The Dose given was ℥iv for three days. The first day it gave eight Stools, the second day eighteen, and the third fifteen, without any loss of strength. After she took for five mornings the quantity of a Nut of Electuar. Diacubeb. After [Page 85] she used the following Decoction: ℞ Guaiacum lbi. Soldanellae siccae M i. Cinamon ℥ii. Currans ℥ii. Boyl them in lbix of Water till half be wasted; being kept in a hot place, there were poured in three pints of White­wine. Of this was taken ℥vi in the morning hot, and ℥iv in the evening, covering her well to sweat. Every morning after she had sweat, an hour after she took of the foresaid Electuary, and every third day she was purged with the following: ℞ Mecoa­chan ʒiss. Syrup of Roses solutive ℥i. Wormwood wa­ter simple, and Sack, each ℥ii. It gave first two Stools, after that two Vomits, after that three Stools, after that one Vomit, at last twelve Stools, after which the Tumor was altogether removed. After which she took Elect. Chalyb. Crat. By which she was perfectly cured, and brought to a good co­lour in twenty days space.


Mrs. Goodman, aged about 54, was troubled with a Pain of her Head and Stomach, and was cured as followeth: ℞ Mass. Pil. Mastic. ℈ii. Aloes ros. ℈i. cum Syr. Ros. sol. f. Pill. They were taken before supper, and so continued for three days. After upon a fasting Stomach take of the following Electuary the quantity of a Filbert: ℞ Conserve of red Roses ℥iv. Spec. Aromat. Gabr. ʒiss. Cloves sliced ʒi. Amber-grease gr. vi. Mix them with the Syrup of Citron Pills. By these she was perfectly cured.

The Second Century.


MAster Penil, Gentleman to Esq Grevil of Milcot, was troubled with Spots and Pustles, that broke forth in his Hands, which being broke, there dropp'd forth a clear venemous Water, which in­flamed and excoriated the Hands greatly. Many Remedies being used in vain, the Head also was enflamed and burned, and full of scales; being aged about 38, was thus freed: ℞ Agrimony, Scurvygrass, Water-cresses, each M i. Sage, Cichory, Fumitory, each Mss. Elicampana root ℥ss. Polipody of the Oak ℥iii. Roots of Sassafras ℥ss. Boyl them all in lbxii of Water till half be wasted. In the straining add Rubarb, Agarick, each ℥ss. Sena, and Liquoris, each ℥i. Seeds of Anis, Carraway, Coriander, each ʒii. Cinamon ʒi. Boyl them again till lbii be wasted: to the straining, add Syrup of Roses solutive ℥ii. Oil of Vitriol 12 drops. The Dose was ℥iv, continuing it for four days. Every day he had six or seven stools. To anoint, he used this: ℞ White Ointment camphorated, mixed with the Juyce of Housleek, as much as you please, with which the Hands were [Page 87] anointed. The Liver Vein was opened to ℥vii. Thus he was quickly cured, and delivered from his Scabs.


ROgers of Stratford, aged 17, did labour of Vomiting, Jaundice, stopping of the Cour­ses, and bleeding at the Nose, on April 4. 1621, was cured as followeth: ℞ Emetick Infusion ʒvii. Syrup of Violets, half a spoonful. This given, gave seven Vomits, and five Stools. After this, ℞ the Decoction of Sarsaparilla ℥iii. the laxative Pouder of Sena ʒiss. This purged very well. The third day there was given ʒss of the white of Hens dung in White-wine, with Sugar. And so she was cured.


Mrs. Randolph, aged 55, being vexed with a burning Feaver, in which she fell into the yellow Jaundice; her Urine was red, and Saffron-like, having Pain of her Stomach, with Tumor and hardness, Pain of the Loins, Tumor of the Spleen, and the Dropsy, desired my advice, which was given as followeth: ℞ Emetick Infu­sion ʒvi. Oxymel of Squils ʒii. Syrup of Violets, half a spoonful: mix them. It gave three Vomits, and four Stools the next day. ℞ Elect. è Succ. Ros. [Page 88] ʒii. Diacath. ʒiss. Diaphaenic. ʒiiss. Rub. elect. ℈ss. Spic. gr. v. Syr. Cichor. cum Rhab. ℥ss. Aq. Cichor. ℥iii. f. Haust. It gave eighteen stools. For or­dinary Drink, the quiet days she drunk the De­coction of Harts-horn. And thus her Feaver left her, the Jaundice yet remaining: for the removing of which was used the following, ℞ White-wine lbi. Celendine water ℥vi. Saffron ʒi. Theriac. An­drom. ʒiii. Bezoar. ℈i. the Juyce of Goose dung, six spoonfuls: make a sweating Drink. She took it four days, Dose ℥iv fasting. At night she took the following Electuary: ℞ red and white Sanders, each ʒiii. Currans infused in White wine, and after pul­ped, ℥iv. Rubarb ʒi. Saffron ℈i. make an Electuary. The Dose was the quantity of a Nutmeg. For the Tumor of the Belly, ℞ Vnguent. Agrip. ℥i. Arthanitae [...]ss. Martiat. ʒiii. Ol. Nard. Rut. Scorp. ā ℥ii. Aq. Vitae parum, Aceti. gut. aliquot. f. Vngu. Ar. Sect. Thus she was cured beyond the expect­ation of her Friends.


MR. Broad of the Grange, vexed with a despe­rate Squi [...]cy, with a burning Feaver, heat and excoriation of the Tongue, aged 42, left of all, was thus cured: ℞ the common Decoction for a Clyster lbi. Diacath. & Diaphaen. ā ℥i. make a Clyster, which injected gave four Stools. He was let blood under the Tongue, used the following Gargarism, ℞ Honey of Roses, Plantain and Rose water, each a­like; to which was added a little Oil of Vitriol. For a [Page 89] licking this: ℞ Syrup of Liquoris and Hyssop, each ℥ii. Oxymel of Squils ℥ss. best Honey ℥i. mix them. It was used after the Gargarism. To the Throat was applied the following: ℞ Green Wormwood, with Hogs grease, make a Cataplasm. I command­ed he should be let blood, but he would not, al­though I told him the danger, which fell out, for he fell into continual burning. For ordinary drink he had the following: ℞ Liquoris, Anis seeds, Figs, Raisins of the Sun, each ℥i. Boyl them in two quarts of Water till a pint be wasted. And so I left him. The next day his Feaver increased, and his Strength abated, and he said he could not possibly live, and I was sent for speedily. When I came, I found his Life in danger, he could scarce speak, I pre­sently had a Vein cut, and took away ℥x, with which his speech returned, and he said he found great ease. The same day at the hour of Sleep, I gave him our Julep against the Feaver, and he rested pretty well; for his ordinary drink, the Decoction of Harts-horn. And thus he was deliver­ed from his Feaver, and danger of Suffocation, and became very well; for which God be praised, that can only work wonderfully.


Mrs. Sadler laboured of a grievous Cough, with difficulty of breathing, and loathing of Meat, she was aged 60. ℞ Oxymel of Squils ʒii. Syrup of Violets ℥ss. Emetick Infusion ʒii. mix them. This gave seven Vomits, and twelve Stools, [Page 90] by which she found her self much eased: ℞ Pil. de Succin. Cochear. ā ℈i. Rhab. Pul. ℈ss. f. Pil. cum s. q. Oxymel Scill. These gave seventeen Stools. The Lincture was this: ℞ Lohoch. San. & expert. de Pulm. Vulp. Syrup. Liquorit. Tussilag. ā ℥i. Oxy­mel. Scill. ʒii. f. Linct. It was taken with a Li­quoris stick. She also held in her Mouth one of the following: ℞ Succ. Liquor. ʒiiss. Farin. Amy­li, ʒiss. Croci, Myrrh. ā ℈iss. Opii gr. iii. Styrac. Calam. ʒiii. Syr. Viol. q. s. f. Pil. 24. One of them was taken when she went to bed. And thus in one week she became well.


Mrs. Brown, young, of a very good habit of Body, was for three years troubled with a watery Flux of the Belly, especially in the night, having every night no less than six or seven stools. It brought her to extream danger, with great de­jection of strength; she was also much griped, and was sleepless; who desiring my advice, I pre­scribed as followeth: ℞ Pil. de Succin. ʒss. Rhab. opt. Pul. ʒi. cum Syr. de Stoechad. f. Pil. 7. By which she had eight stools. ℞ Sarsaparilla, the Bark of Guaiacum, each ℥ii. Sassafras ℥i. Guaia­cum lbss. Coriander seeds prepared ℥iii. Cut and bruise them, after infuse them in Spring water lbxiv. for twenty four hours, after boyl them till half be wasted. At the end of boyling, add Cinamon bruised ℥iv. Of this Decoction strained she took three draughts every day, one in the morning hot, at four a clock [Page 91] the afternoon, and at going to Bed, both cold. Of the Faeces was made a second Decoction. Her Head being covered, the following Fume was re­ceived: ℞ Roman Nigella, Storax, Calamus, Ben­jamin, each ʒiii. Mace, Cloves, each ʒi. Make a gross Powder for a Fume.Leaves of Sage, Marjoram, Stoechados, each M ss. Seeds of Anis, Fennel, Cum­min, each ℥ii. Bayberries bruised ℥ss. Milij. lbi. Common Salt lbss. torrefy them all in a Frying-pan, and put them into Bags, which apply very hot to the Head and Neck: when they are cold, after use the Fume. With these she was cured.


Mrs. Mary Talbot, Sister to the Countess, a Catholick, fair, was troubled with the Scurvy, with swelling of the Spleen, erosion of the Gums, livid Spots of the Thighs, Pain of the Loins and Head, with Convulsion and Palsy of the Tongue; her Pulse was small and unequal, her Urine was troubled and thick. The Countess ask­ed me whether there were any hopes of Life? I answered, Yes, if she would be patient and obedi­ent, although her Scurvy was confirmed. I first purged her Body with Pil. Ruffi, and Tart. Vitriol. She used with her Meat Salt of Scurvy-grass, and in her Broths Salt of Wormwood. All other Drinks being forbid, she drunk the following: ℞ Garden Scurvy-grass M iv. Water-cresses, Brook­lime, each M ii. Juniper-berries bruised M i. Worm­wood M ss. Boyl them in sufficient quantity of new [Page 92] Beer to four gallons, of which make Beer. After fourteen days she begun to drink it in the morning, exercising an hour after. After she swallowed for the space of six days the quantity of a Nutmeg of an Electuary, made of the Flowers of Scurvy-grass; afterward she began to walk, and at last was very well.


MR. Handslop, aged about 61, afflicted with the Scurvy, with which there was straitness of the Breast, difficulty of breathing, Thirst, yel­low Jaundice, hard Tumors of the Thighs, being livid and black, Retraction of the Sinews of the Ham, so that he could not go without a staff, the Appetite lost, and troubled with vomiting, his Pulse was little, scarce perceived to move; the Urine was various, sometimes thin, the next day yellow without sediment, the Belly was loose; was thus cured: ℞ Elect. Diacath, & Venterflu. Solenand. ā ʒii. Confect. Hamech. ʒss. Pul. Senae, cremor. Tart. ā ℈ss. cum Sacch. f. Bol. This gave six stools, but being weak, he was ready to faint. The next day, ℞ prepared Harts-horn, Shavings of Harts-horn, each ʒi. Powder of Earth-worms ʒiii. Con­serve of Barberries, a sufficient quantity to make an E­lectuary. Dose the quantity of a Filbert. After take six spoonfuls of the following Wine: ℞ Wormwood Wine ℥iv. the Syrup against the Scurvy by Forest. ℥ii. mix them. The livid Tumors of the Thigh I bid to foment twice a day with a Decoction of Brook-lime made in Beer, it is to be with doubled [Page 93] Cloaths hot, ℞ New Worms prepared, bruise them in a Mortar with two spoonfuls of Wine, after strain them through a Cloth, to which add a quart of White­wine. Of this was given three spoonfuls morning, four in the afternoon, and night, and an hour af­ter it ℥ii of the following: ℞ Syrup. Sceletyrs. F [...]r. ℥vi. Vin. Absynth. lbss. For the tumor of the Thighs was used this: ℞ the Powder of the Flowers of Cha­momel, the tops of Wormwood, each ʒiii. Briony root and Dazies, each ℥ss. Meal of Wheat, Orobus, and Beans, each ʒiii. Crums of white Bread lbii. mix them altogether with Cows milk, or rather Goats milk, and by gentle boyling make a Pultess. For or­dinary drink he took the following: ℞ Scurvy-grass M iv. Brook-lime, Water-cresses, each M ii. Wormwood M ss. Juniper berries lbss. Calamus Aro­maticus ʒiii. Roots of Sassafras ℥ii. Boyl them in five gallons of Beer till a gallon be wasted, after tun them up: he began to drink of it fourteen days after. For the contraction of the Hams, ℞ Juyce of Scur­vy-grass ℥i. Oil of St. Johns-wort, Mullen, Elder, each ℥ss. Boyl them to the wasting of the Juyces: be­ing strained, there was added Tacamahacca ʒiss. Bal­sam of Peru ℈iv. Melt them at a gentle Fire, stirring them; at the end add a little Wax. He had this Cordial Electuary: ℞ Conserv. Cochlear. ℥ii. de Ab­synth. Diasorios Horstii, Bugloss, Caryoph. hortens. Ros. Damas. Rad. Helen. condit. ā ℥ss. Lign. Rhod. Calam. Aromat. Rad. Aronis. praep. Spec. Diarrhod. Abbat. Diapler. Confect. Alker. ā ʒss. cum Syr. Sceli­turb. Forest. f. Elect. Dose, the quantity of a Fil­bert. To the hard Tumors was applied this Pultess: ℞ Wormwood poudered, a sufficient quantity, beat it with new Eggs, shells and all, to the form of a [Page 94] Cataplasm, and apply it cold to the Tumors. This was admirable, and highly praised, it removed the Tumor. For the Contraction of the Ham was used the following: ℞ Vnguent. Dialthaeae, Ol. Chamom. de Castor. & Lumbric. ā ℥ss. Medul. Crur. V [...]tul. Ol. Lini, ā ʒiii. Succ. Raphan. Cochlear. Nasturt. Aquatic. ā ʒss. cum. s. q. Cerae & Ammoniac. sol. f. Lin. He found much ease by this. ℞ Vuguent. Dialth. ℥ss. Lilior. albor. Cham. Aneth. ā ʒii. Granor. Juni­per. contus. ℈i. f. Vnguent. Elect. Chalyb. ℥vii. Conserv. Absynth. Cochlear. ā ℥i. Misc. There was given ʒiii fasting, after the use of which he was cured, so that he was both able to ride and walk; and he said himself he was perfectly cured.


THe Lady Puckering, being often vexed with the beating of the Heart, was thus cured: ℞ Diambr. Diamosch. dulc. Aromat. Ros. ā ʒii. Con­fect. Alker. ʒi. Diacoralli ʒi. Theriac. mag. Mithrid. opt.ā ℈ii. Conserv. Bugloss Cochlear. (because she had the Scurvy) ā ℥i. Misc. f. Elect. Dose the quantity of a Filbert, by which she was eased.

Mrs. Iremonger's waiting Maid was cured as followeth, both of the beating and trembling of the Heart: ℞ Castor. ʒi. Rad. Diptam. ʒss. (be­cause her Courses did not flow rightly) Diambrae, & Diamosch. dulc. Spec. Aromat. Ros. ā ℥ii. Theri­ac. mag. Mithrid. opt. ā ℈ii. Conserv. Bugloss ℥i. cum Syr. Artem. q. s. f. Opiat. By that time she had taken half of this she was freed, although she had [Page 95] been afflicted for a long time, and said the Electu­ary was worth Gold. This hath cured many, for which I have had many hearty thanks.


THe Lady Brown of Radford, was oppressed with these Scorbutic Symptoms, as with binding of the Belly, Melancholy, Watchfulness, troublesom sleep, Obstruction of the Courses, con­tinuing for a year, and by those Obstructions was miserably tormented with Wind, and swelling of the Belly, especially about the Spleen, when she broke wind, she was eased; she felt a continual beating at the mouth of her Stomach, so that it might be felt with the hand, as if there had been some live thing leaping in her Belly. All these happened from the death of her Daughter, dying in Child-bed. By the following Prescriptions she was cured: ℞ Scurvy-grass, Water-cresses, Brook-lime, Maiden-hair, Ceterach, ā M ii. Scabious, Harts­tongue, ā M ss. Cordial Flowers, each p. i. Liquoris shaved ʒvi. Sena ℥i. Polypod. ʒvi. Rubarb, the Bark of Cappar roots, Bark of Myrobalane Ind. prepared, ā ℈iv. Cream of Tartar ʒii. Raisins stoned ʒx. Barly p. i. Squinanth. ℈i. Boyl them in sufficient quantity of the Waters of Wormwood, Agrimony, Fumatory, to lbi ℥iv. After they are boyled, let them stand, in­fusing for all night: to the straining add Syr. Sceletyrs Forest. ℥ii. Diasireos, Syr. Cichor. cum Rhab. ā ℥i. mix them with ʒii of Cinnamon water. Dose seven spoon­fuls, which gave six stools. After to the Region [Page 96] of the Spleen was applied Cera de Ammoniac. Fo­rest. This discussed the Tumor, and eased the Pain. Yet although well purged, there remained the Scorbutic Pain of the Belly. After purging, the Urine was troubled, and the sediment was various. To the Beer used for Mr. Handslop, was added M ii of Fumatory. The Leeches were ap­plied to the Hemorrhoids. After was used the Electuary for Mr. Handslop, Observ. 8. Cent. 2. framed of Harts-horn, Ivory, Worms, &c. By the use of these she was freed from the Scurvy, and came to enjoy perfect health.


Mrs. Murden, aged about 53, troubled with Vertigo, Pain in the Head and deafness, was by me cured presently: ℞ Aloes Ros. ʒi. Rhab. Pul. & Aq. Cinam. aspers. ℈ii. Agarick, Re­cent. tro. ℈i. Mastic. Myrrh. ā ℈ss. cum Syr. Beton [...]c. f. Pil. No. 25. Dose Pil. 5. hor. ante coenam. These were administred April 17. 1626. by the use of which there was the desired effect, and they were much praised; they were after given for prevention.


MR. George Vnderhil, aged about 64, was much weakned with an immoderate loos­ness of the Belly, and cruelly tortured with the Cholick, by eating Herrings, was thus cured: ℞ Elect. Ventriflu. ʒvi. Cremor. Tart. ℈i. Rhab. pul. ℈ii. cum Sacch. f. Bol. It gave nine stools. At the hour of Sleep he took this: ℞ Diascord. ʒi. Aq. Scabios. ℥iij. Syr. Lim. ℥i. Syr. Papav. ℥ss. Misc. He took the Shavings of Harts-horn twice a day. For the Stomach, ℞ Conserv. Ros. rub. ℥ii. Spec. Aromat. Ros. Gab. ʒi. Caryophil. incis. ʒss. Amber-grease gr. iii. Misc. cum Syr. Cortic. Citr. q. s. f. Elect. Dose, the quantity of a Filbert. After Meat he took the following Pouder: ℞ Sem. Coriand. praep. Sem. Foenic. Anisi. Carvi, ā ℈ii. Cor. Cer. praepar. Coral. rub. praep. Cinam. Nuc. Mosch. ā ℈i. Spec. Aromat. Ros. laetific. Gal. ā ℈ss. Sacch. Ros. tab. ad pond. omnium, f. Pul. gros. He also had applied Scutum nost. Stomach. and so he was cured.


MR. P. afflicted with a Flux of Semen, and Night-pollutions, by which he was much weakned, was cured as followeth: ℞ Pulp. of Cassia ʒvi. Pulp of Tamarinds ʒii. Red Coral, [Page 98] Mastich, each ℈iss. make a Bole with Sugar. This purged well. After ℞ Gum. Arabic. Tragacanth. Carab. Mum. Bol. Arm. Mandibulae Lucii, ā ℈ii. f. Pil. & cum Syrup. de Ros. sicc. vel Myrtin. f. Pill. pondere ℈i. Cap. prima vice Pil. iii. afterward one Pill for many days in a morning. He used also chalybiated Milk. To the Back were applied Plates of Lead, on the region of the Reins. And thus he was cured.


Mrs. Kenton of Northampton, aged 48. weak­ned and discoloured with the Whites, was cured as followeth: ℞ Venice Terbentine ℥ss. dissolve it with the Yolk of an Egg, adding of the purest Ho­ney ℥i. Sugar of Roses ℥ii. White-wine ℥vi. mix them: of which take every day ℥i. She drank her ordinary Drink warm, which was a Decoction of Barly, with Liquoris and Mallows. After the former Potion, she used this Bole: ℞ Oliba­num, Bole Armoniack, and sealed Earth, of each ʒss. make them into a very fine Pouder, and with two Whites of new-laid Eggs make a Bole. This is an admirable Secret, it is to be used for divers days, six hours before Meat. She also had this Drink: ℞ Guaiacum chips lbi. of its Bark bruised ℥iv. infuse them eight days in Spring water lbviii. with a drach [...] of Oil of Sulphur, in Horse dung, being in a Glass Vessel well stopt with Wax and Brimstone; after strain it: in the strained Liquor put a fresh quantity of the Guaiacum, &c. and infuse it as before; after three [Page 99] days strain it, and after sweeten and aromatize it to the Patients palat. The Dose is two, three, or four ounces, according to the strength and nature of the sick. Two ounces of this doth more than lbss of the ordinary Decoction. It is safe in the Spleen, Picrocholis, and Jaundice confirmed; cures the Dropsy, Apoplexy, French Pox, and other grie­vous Diseases of the Head. Of the Faeces may be made a second Decoction, which may be used with Meat, instead of Drink. To the Back was applied, ℞ Empl. contra Rupt. & pro Matrice, ā ℥i. Vngu. Comit. ℥ii. Mastich. Sang. Drac. & Coral. alb. ā ʒii. Ros. rub. p. i. Rad. Bistort. Musc. Querc. ā ʒii. Ter. sigill. ʒiss. Malax. omnia simul cum Ol. Myrtil. f. Emplast. Of this spread so much upon Leather as may be for a Plaster for the Back, and Os sacrum, and another to the lower Belly, which are to be continued on betwixt the time of the Courses, and then removed. By these she was cured.


Mrs. Delaberr, of Southam near Glocester, ha­ving been long sick with loathing of her Meat, insomuch that no sooner she had eaten, but it came up, her Urine often changing; and al­though she was pretty well whilst in Bed, yet when she rose she was troubled with swooning: having also the Scurvy, was cured as followeth: ℞ Pil. Hier. cum Agarick, Ruffi, ā ℈ii. de Succin. aggregat. Crem. Tart. ā ℈iss. Oxymel scil. q. s. f. Pil. 15. deaurent. She took two at a night, and three [Page 100] in the morning, every third day, she being well purged. To the Spleen was applied this Plaster, ℞ Cerat. de Ammoniac. Forest. ℥i. Emplast. de Me­lilot. ℥ss. Misc. Spread it upon Leather, and a red Sarcenet upon it. Those days she purged not, she took of this Electuary: ℞ [...]onserve of Damask Roses ℥i. Conserve of Scurvy-grass ʒiii. Conserve of Bugloss, ʒii. Spec. pleresarch. ʒss. Cream of Tartar, prepared Steel, each ℈ii. Wake-robbin roots prepared ℈i. Confect. Alkerm. ʒi. with sufficient quantity of Sugar make a soft Electuary. Dose, in the evening the quantity of a Bean, and in the morning before she rose, the quantity of a Nutmeg, and so for two days, the third she purged, by which she came to be so much better, as that to walk and ride, and then would to the Bath, where she used the following Decoction, when she came out of the Bath, and went to bed and swet: ℞ Chips of Guaiacum ℥iii. Bark of the same ℥ii. Sassafras ℥i. China cut thin ℥ss. Shavings of Ivory ʒiii. Liq [...] ­ris ℥i. Agrimony, Carduus benedictus, Scurvy-grass, Water-cresses, Brook-lime, each M ss. the tops of Fu­mitory, Flowers of Bugloss, Stoechados, Rosemary flowers, each p. i. Nutmegs, Cinamon, each ʒii. In­fuse them upon the Fire for twelve hours in six quarts of Water, after boyl them to the half, and then strain it, and being sweetned with Sugar, Dose was ℥iv. It was used in the morning every fourth day, pur­ging with these Pills: ℞ Pil. Hier. cum Agar. Ruffi. ā ℈ii. with which being well purged, she used no other Physick, but went home very well.


JAcob Ballard, aged 60, being cruelly vexed with a bloody Flux, and spumous, and sometimes chylous, with a Tenesmus for three months, was cured as followeth: ℞ Ordinary Barly. p. i. the Seeds of Line and Fenugreek beaten, each ℥i. Flowers of Chamomel, Melilot, each p. i. Rie bran p. ii. make a Decoction of all in Water to lbss. In the strain­ing dissolve the Yolks of two Eggs, Hony of Roses ℥ii. and red Sugar ℥iii. mix them, and make a Clyster, which was injected. After which he took this Potion at night: ℞ Philon Pers. ℈ii. Aq. Plantag. ℥iii. Syr. Cydonior. ℥i. f. Pot [...]This profited ad­mirably, for he slept well, his Pain was eased, and his Flux was stayed. After was used an Astrin­gent Clyster to stay the Flux, and heal the Ulcer: ℞ the tops of Briars, Plantain; Purslain, Coriander seeds prepared, Cummin a little torrefied and beaten, each ℥i. Starch torrefied ℥ss. Galls, Cypresse-Nuts beaten grosly, each iv. Bran p. ii. Boyl them in steeled Water to lbi. To the Straining add Goats Sewet ℥i. prepared Bole Armoniack ʒii. Juyce of Plantain ℥iv. Mucilage of Trag [...]canth ℥i. Honey of Roses ℥ii. mix them for a Clyster. To the Belly was applied the following Plaster: ℞ Mass. Empl. contra Ruptur. ℥iii. Empl. Diaphoenic. ℥ii. Mastich, Olibanum, Co­riand. praep. Bol. Arm. praep. Sang. Drac. ā ℈iv. Lap. Haematit. ʒii. Succ. Plantag. ℥iv. Vin. rub. crass. ℥iii. Ol. Myrtil. & Cydonior. [...]ii. Misc. cum Cer. & Terebin. with your hands moistned with red [Page 102] Wine, and make Rolls, and spread Plasters upon Leather, which apply to the Belly. For Tenesmus, best Myrrh, Saffron, Storax, Calamint, each ʒss. Opium ℈i. Bdellium, Aloes, each gr. xviii. Wax liquified, sufficient to make a Suppository; one of which put into the Fundament. That night the former Potion of Philon Pers. was reiterated, and after that he took the following astringent Electu­ary: ℞ Bole Armoniack praep. ℈iv. Pearls, red Coral, each ℈ii Pouder of Rose seeds, Spec. Diarrhod. Ab­bat. ā ʒss. Conserve of Cumfrey, Citron Pills candied, each ʒi. with Sugar dissolved in Rosewater make an Electuary. Dose ʒii in the morning, and so much before supper. He also before meals took some grains of the best Olibanum, his Diet was spare and drying. And thus he was cured.

Observe well, 1. If there be a good Digestion, and not the like separation, then there is a Dysentery. 2. If there be Separation and not Digestion, then it is Lientery. 3. If neither Separation, nor Digestion, there is present a Diarrhea. If the matter in the Sto­mach be putrified, then there is a Flux of the Belly, with various colour.


Mrs. Layton, born of a noble Stock, long la­boured of a Scorbutic Epilepsy, always at her first falling into it, it was with a Feaver, and convulsive motions, the rest of the Signs in Eu­gal, fol. 86. and Senertus, fol. 60. In the Fit she was most miserably vexed with cold horror, and [Page 103] concussion of the Members, for half an hour, so that the whole Bed shook; the Fit lasted ten hours, she not knowing nor feeling any pain. After in the same day she laboured of another Fit for six hours, and yet was delivered from it beyond the expecta­tion of the By-standers. After she fell asleep, a­nother Fit she had, wherein she said she had cut­ting pain. She was also afflicted with a Jaundice, with diminution of the Courses. I cured her with the Prescriptions following: ℞ Elect. Ventri­flu. ʒvi. Crem. Tart. ℈i. Rhab. pul. ℈ii. f. Bol. It gave six stools. For the Jaundice, which was filthy▪ she took this: ℞ Mithridate ʒi. prepared Harts-horn ℈ii. Pouder of Worms ʒii. Conserve of Barberries ℥i. mix them, for two mornings; by which she was pretty well delivered from the Jaun­dice. Afterward I thus purged her: ℞ Pil. faetid. Alephang. Coch. ā ℈i. Agar. Troch. ℈ss. Castor. gr. vi. cum Syr. de Stoechad. q. s. f. Pil. 7. She took three of them at night, going to bed, and four in the morning. After I used the following neez­ing Pouder: ℞ Nuc. Mosch. Rad. Paeon. ā ʒss. El­leb. Nig. ℈i. Pyrethr. Piper. alb. ā ℈ss. Misc. f. Pul. a Portion of which was blown into the Nostrils. Whilst the time of the Fits was expected, there was given every morning ʒii of this Opiat: ℞ Conserve of Scurvy-grass ℥ii. (which I always used to mix with other Medicines in Scorbutic Affects to infringe the Ill of the Disease) Dianthos, Con­serve of Betony, each ℥i. Old Mithridate, Venice Treacle, each ℥i. Misseltoe of the Oak, Shavings of Harts-horn, Piony seeds, Man's scull pulverized, each ℈iv. mix them. It is to be taken of it self, or with Betony water, to which is added Oil of Vitriol. [Page 104] By these she was fully delivered from her Fits for many years.


LYdia Trap, the Daughter of Mr. Trap, aged about two years, labouring of a burning Fea­ver, want of sense and motion in some parts, and the Worms, insomuch that Death was daily expected, by me through God's blessing was thus restored: ℞ prepared Harts-horn ʒiii. Spring water lbi. Boyl them to the half; after was added a little Rose water, an ounce of Syrup of Limons, a spoonful of Sugar, and so much Oil of Vitriol as made it sharpish. She took this for her drink, forbear­ing all other. To the region of the Heart was ap­plied this: ℞ Old Treacle ʒi. Pouder of Piony root ʒss. make a Plaster. About her Neck she wore round slices of the same Root; and the Pouder of the same Root was strewed upon her Head; her Neck was anointed with the Oil of Amber and Sassafras, each ʒss. Spirit of Rosemary vi drops. To her Navil was applied this Plaster: ℞ Aloes ʒss. Pil. sine quib. ℈i. Worms ℈i. Myrrh. ℈i. with Ox­gall make a Plaster. To extinguish thirst, and pro­voke stools, was given the following: ℞ Syrup of Roses solutive ℥i. boyled Water ℥ii. Oil of Vitriol, sufficient to make it sharpish. For the Stomach was used Vng. pectorale. By these in a few days she became well.


THe Lady Vnderhil, aged 53, was troubled with Pain of the Joynts in the hands, and when she rubbed one with another, there arose a flatuous Tumor; she had also on a sudden a red Face, her Voice was also much lost, so that when she spake, the By-standers could not un­derstand her; she felt as it were the sense of biting of Ants in many parts of the Body, and these from the Scurvy. ℞ Sarsaparilla ℥iv. Saffafras ℥i. Agrimony, Scurvy-grass, Water-cresses, Brook-lime, each M i. Bark of Capar root, Myroba­lans of India, each ℈iv. Polypody of the Oak, and Liquoris, each ℥ss. Raisins stoned ʒx. Infuse them in six pints of Water for a night, after boil them to the half: to the straining, add Sena ℥i. Rubarb ʒi. give them two or three walms, adding Syrup against the Scurvy by Forestus ℥iv. mix them. The Dose was six or eight spoonfuls, which purged her well, and she became very well, and so highly praised the Apozeme, as if it wrought by in­chantment.


ESquire Vnderhil, aged 50, was miserably tor­mented with the running Gout, which pained all the Joynts of his Body, as Ancles, Knees, Arms, Neck, &c. Which was by the ensuing Medicines cured in a few days. ℞ the Pouder of the Root Sarsaparilla, Sena, each ʒvi. Cream of Tartar ʒiii. mix them. The Dose was from ℈ii to iv. which gave him three or four stools a day. The Body being well purged, the following Bath was used: ℞ Salt lbi. Quick Brimstone ℥iss. Alum lbss. Bay berries ℥iv. Boyl them in sufficient quantity of Water: he sat in it daily up to the knees morning and evening. This delivered him not only from the Pain in his Feet, but from that callous hardness under his Toes. For preservation in the month of October was used the following: ℞ Caryocost. ʒiiss. Elect. de Tamarind. ʒss. Cryst. Tart. ℈i. f. Bol. cum Sacch. After was used Pil. Podagr. Plater. As ℞ Hermodactils skinned ℥ss. Aloes, Turbith, Mecoachan, Rubarb, yellow Mirobalans, also Chebul [...], Mastich, each ʒi. Roots of round Birthwort ℈i. St. Johns-wort, Seed also of Cummin and Ginger, each ʒss. Salt gem. ℈ss. with the Juyce of Ground-pine make Pills, adding Diagrid. ʒss. Dose, sometimes every month was taken ʒi. and so he was deliver­ed from that Pain begun, but yet wholly it was removed by the former Pouder: to which was added Betony ℥ss. Sugar of Roses ℥i. And thus for [Page 107] many years he was cured, and it never returned again.


MR. Izod, being upon light motion troubled with pissing blood, was thus cured: ℞ a Mass of Terbentine Pills with Rubarb ʒii. clear Ter­bentine ʒi. with Liquoris pouder make fifteen Pills, which was given in a spoon with Syrup of French-Mallowes. He used the following Tablets: ℞ Troches of Winter-cherries with Opium ℥ss. Roots of Comfrey, Terbentine hard boiled, each ʒi. Sugar ℥iiss. with the infusion of Gum Tragacanth, make Tablets weighing ℈ii. He often drank Cream of Barly, as also Milk boiled with Eggs, and so be­came well.


THe Lady Smith (a Roman Catholick) being greatly afflicted with Wind of the Stomach, after it much more tormented her by taking a strong Infusion of Stibium from an Emperick, so that for a month together she was forced to take 3 or 4 draughts of Broth in a night, for expelling the Wind, otherwise she could not sleep, nor rest in Bed for Pain. She was about the age of 27. ℞ Pil. Hier. cum Agaric. de Succin. Ruffi. ā ℈i. f. Pil. sex, deaur. She took three of them [Page 108] when she went to bed. In the morning she took the quantity of a Nutmeg of the following Electu­ary: ℞ Elect. Chalyb. Craton. ℥iss. Elect. Ventri­flu. ℥ss. Misc. After she took it she used exer­cise: ℞ Sem. Coriand. praep. Faenicul. de Anisi. Car­vi. ā ʒiss. C. C. praep. Coral. Rub. praep. Cinamom. Nuc. Mosch. ā ʒss. Spec. Aromat. Ros. Laetific. Gal. Diamosch. dulc. ā ℈ss. Sacch. ad pond. omnium f. Tragea. This she took after Meals. The 24th of October she sent to me for the same Pouder, which was for the Countess of Leicester, who took it, and for it returned me many thanks. And by these was she delivered from those bitter Tor­ments, and they did not return.


Mrs. Winter, Widow, (Roman Catholick) aged 28, was troubled with the Flux of the Belly, Inflammation of the Reins, with great abundance of Urine, even almost to fainting; she was also troubled with the Stone and Scurvy confirmed, and was much weakned, was thus cured: ℞ the best Mithridate ℈ii. Diascordium ʒss. Confectio Alkerm. ℈i. Harts-horn prepared ℈ss. Be­zoar stone gr. vi. Manus Christi perlat. ʒi. Magistral of Pearl gr. iv. Coral prepared ℈ss. El. Laetific. Gal. ʒi. Mix them with Syrup of Corn-Poppy, to make an Electuary. She took half of it upon a knifes point, with which the Flux was bridled, with great ease and chearfulness of mind: at bed­time she took the other half, and rested that [Page 109] night. For drink she had the Decoction of Harts-horn. To the mouth of the Stomach was applied this: ℞ Spec. Aromat. Ros. Cab. ʒss. Labdan. ʒss. Mithridat. opt. Theriac. Andromac. ā ʒi. Cer. flav. ʒii. dissol. Ol. Stomach. Craton. f. L. A. Empl. By these the Belly being bound, she took the following Pills: ℞ Pil. Ruffi. de Succin. ā ʒi. f. Pil. No. 10. She took three at bed-time. After the former Cordial was re­peated. After I gave the following Potion: ℞ Aq. Antiscorbut. Doncrel. ℥iv. Spleneticae ejus­dem ℥ii. Syr. Sceletyrb. Forest. ℥iii. Misc. She took eight spoonfuls of it in mornings. After­ward she used the following Electuary: ℞ Con­serve of Bugloss, of Clove Gilly flowers, Dianthos, each ℥i. Conserve of Scurvy-grass ℥ii. Elicampana root candied ʒiii. Spec. Diarrhood. Abbat. ʒi. Dia­pleresarchont ℥ss. Confectio Alkermes ℈ii. with the Syrup against the Scurvy by Forest. make an Electu­ary. The Dose was the quantity of a Filbert, fasting. The Decoction of Harts horn was re­peated. And so she was cured, and freed from all her Symptoms.


THe Lady Jenkinson (fair, pious, chast,) was vexed with Pain of the Head, and a light Vertigo, Pain of the Mouth, of the Stomach and Sides, fainting, watching, heats in hands and feet, lan [...]uishing without cause, the Flesh of the Gums loose, and often bleeding, all being a [Page 110] discovery of the Scurvy. ℞ Pil. Hier. cum Aga­ric. Ruffi. ā ʒi. Alephang. ℈ii. cum Aq. Betonic. f. Pil. There was added Diatartari. ℈ii. and it made fifteen Pills. She took three of them when she went to bed. In the morning she took a small draught of the following: ℞ Roots of Oris, Elder bark, of Danewort, and of Capers, Ta­maris, Succory, Squich grass, Fennel, Sparagus, Madder, each ℥ss. Gentian. ʒii. Wormwood M i. Soldanella, Mugwort, Agrimony, white Horehound, each M ss. Tops of Centaury ʒiiss. the Cordial Flow­ers, each ʒiss. Calamus Aromaticus ʒii. Liquoris ℥i. Sena ℥ii. Agaric. ℥ss. Mechoac. ʒiii. prepared Steel ℥ss. Cream of Tartar ʒi. Rubarb ʒiii. Ginger ʒi. Cinamon ʒss. Anis seeds ʒii. Infuse them for three days in four pints of White-wine in Bal. Mar. well stopped up in a double Vessel, after boyl them at a gentle Fire for an hour, the Vessel being still shut. Of this when cold take ℥iv. Syrup against the Scurvy by Forestus ℥ii. For three mornings after she took the Beer against the Scurvy, prescribed Observ. 7. of this Century; adding to the Ingre­dients, of Sassafras ℥ss. Sarsaparilla ℥ii. Betony, Agrimony, Fumatory, each M i. Whilst it was rea­dy, she took the following: ℞ Conserve of Scurvy­grass ℥ii. of Wormwood, Diaserios, of Bugloss, Clove Gilly flowers, Damask Roses, Elicampana root candied, each ℥ss. Wood of Rhodium, Calamus Aro­maticus, Wake robbin root prepared, Spec. Diarrhod. Abbat. Diapleresar. Confectio Alkermes, each ʒss. with Forestus's Syrup against the Scurvy, so much as will make an Electuary, cover it with a leaf of Gold. After the taking of the quantity of a Nutmeg of this, she drank of the following; ℞ the Water [Page 111] against the [...]curvy ℥iii. that against the Spleen ℥ii. the foresaid Syrup of Forestus ℥iii. Dose eight spoonfuls. For her Catarrh there was used the following Pouder for the Coronal Suture: ℞ Ma­stich, Myrrh, Amber, Cloves, Sandarac, Wood of Aloes, red Roses, each ʒi. mix them, and make a Pouder. As there was need she was thus purged, ℞ Pil. Ruffi. Alephang. Diatartari ā ℈i. Pil. Hier. cum Agaric. ℈ii. Aq. Antiscorb. q. s. f. Pil N. 6. There was three given at Bed time. The fifth of December she was cruelly tormented with the Tooth-ach, ℞ Scurvy grass water ʒvi. Red Rose water, and of Plantain, each ℥iii. Honey of Roses, Honey of Mulberry simple, each ℥i. Spirit of Vitriol sufficient to make all tart. Of this she took in her Mouth, which delivered her from the Tooth­ach, and other Symptoms. And by these she was cured.


BVtler of Stratford, from gentle motion of his Body, was much troubled with pissing blood, which came in abundance, with Pain in the Kidneys; his Urine was so hot, that it very much tormented him, especially about the Prepuce, which I thus cured: First he drank of the De­coction os Sarsaparilla for eight days. After he drunk Tormentil in Wine. To his Back were ap­plied Plates of Lead, full of holes, moistned with Vinegar; it was often changed, and so in [Page 112] the space of eight days he was much amended, and after cured.


Mrs. Richardson (a Roman Catholick) was troubled with Wind in the Womb, so that when she went to make water, the Womb sent forth the Wind, as if one had broke wind backward; she also had the Scurvy, swooning, Pain of the Head, over-flowing of her Courses, also abundance of Whites. She was also troubled with much heat in her Loins, weakness of her whole Body, she could eat well, but could not endure Physick or the Light. She was thus cured, First she had a Restorative made of a Leg of Veal, a Cock, Harts-horn shaved, and China, she took of it every morning, first drink­ing our Milk water with Manus Christi perlatae. To stay the Flux was used the following, ℞ Wa­ter of Milk ℥iii. Spawn-Frog water two spoonfuls, Manus Christi perlat. Confect. Alkerm. each ℈ij. To her Back were applied Plates of Lead perfo­rated and moistned in Vinegar. To the region of the Womb was applied Emplast. pro Matrice.Harts horn burnt ℈i. Confectio Alkermes ℈ss. Bezoar stone gr. iii. Scabious water ℥ii. Syrup of Limons ℥ss. mix them. It was given whilst she was cold, for she had an Erratic Feaver. ℞ Snail water of my preparation, of Spawn Frog water, each ℥iv. Confectio Alkermes ℈ii. Manus Christi perlatae [Page 113] ℥ss. Water against the Scurvy ℥vi. against the Spleen ℥ii. mix them. This was reiterated, and to it added ℥iss of Syrup. Laetific. Rod. à Fonse. By the use of this she gained strength very much, and said it was as good as Aurum potabile, and would never be without it. And thus she was cured wholly.


Mrs. Peerse of Auson, (Roman Catholick) aged about 28, was vexed with a fruitless en­deavour to vomit, Melancholy. Tumor of the Feet at night, Weakness of the whole Body, a Scorbutic daily Feaver, with light horror, Pain of the Spleen and of various Joints of the Body, her Urine was like clear Water. She was cured as followeth: ℞ Elect. de Tamarind. ℥ss. Syr. Dyaserios ℥i. Oxymel. Nost. ℥ss. Aq. Bugloss ℥ii. [...]. Vitriol. gut. vi. Misc. This gave six stools. The following day the Urine was filthy, and she took the said Potion, only there was added Spec. Arom. Ros. ℈i. and ʒii taken off from the Electu­ary. At the hour of sleep was exhibited the following: ℞ Bezoar. gr. iii. Laudanum Paracelsi gr. ii. Confectio Alkermes ℈ss. She rested quietly. The next day there was given this: ℞ Syrup of Poppies ℥i. Scabious water ℥iss. Bezoar. gr. iv. Rosewater a little, and Spirit of Vitriol sufficient. After she used the Chalybiated Wine, prescribed Observ. 24 of this Century. To which was added, Syrup. Schelet. Forest.of the Wine ℥vi. of the [Page 114] Syrup ℥iv. Water against the Scurvy ℥ii. against the Spleen ℥ii. Syr. Laetif. ℥iii. mix them.burnt Harts-horn ℈i. Confect. Alker. ℈ii. Magist. of Pearl, Tinct. of Coral, each gr. vi. Man. Christi perlat. ʒss. Bezoar. gr. vi. Conserve of Scurvy-grass, sufficient. Make a soft Electuary, adding Spec. Pleresarchon. By these she was freed from her Symptoms. From her Melancholy she fell into the Mother: ℞ Castor ʒi. Faecul. Brion. ℈ss. cum Aq. Historic. f. Pil. No 5. They were given at night. To the Navil was applied Emplast. è Caranna, cum Mosc. She drew into her Nose the Fume of Assa foetida. By these she was well cased. After she was purged thus: ℞ Pil. Ruffi. Spec. Hier. simpl. ā ℈iss. Castor ℈i. Faecul. Brion. ℈ss. cum Aq. Hist. q. s. f. Pil. 5. She took them at night. And thus she was recovered.


ALice Collins, Servant to my Lady Puckering, aged about 24, was tormented with the Mother, Obstruction of her Courses, and at the end of her Fit she shed tears. Her Urine was like Spring water. For the removing of the Disease and Symptoms, I prescribed the following: ℞ Briony roots ℥ss. Sena ℥ss. Ginger ʒss. Cinamon ʒi. Sugar ʒvi. They were infused for a night in a pint and half of Whey, and in the morning hoyled a little, and then strained; to which was added the compound Syrup of Mugwort ℥ii. Of this she drank for some days in a morning ℥v. hot; by which she was well purged and cured.


HEster Sylvester, Daughter to Mrs. Smith (now Marit) of Burford, being grievously troubled with the Worms, was cured twice with the fol­lowing Pouder: ℞ Coraline, Worm seed, each ℥i. white Dictamny, Bistort, Tormentil, each ℥ss. make them all into a fine Pouder, which be sprinkle with the sharpest Wine Vinegar, and after day it in the shade. Dose from ʒss to ʒiii. (but she took a drachm) according to the age of the Patient, and strength of the Disease. It is to be given either in Wine, Purslain water, or the Pulp of a rosted Apple.


LYnes of Stratford, aged 53, in 1630, was troubled with a Timpany, her Belly being much swelled, so that she could scarce go, with hoarsness of her Voice, and loathing of Meat, insomuch that she was left by her Friends as hope­less, yet by God's blessing she was cured as fol­loweth: ℞ Roots of Oris, and Assarabacca, each ʒii. Pellitory of Spain, Elicampana, and of Brier, also the Bark of the Roots of Spurge, each ʒiii. Ori­ganum, Calamints, each p. i. Soldanella ℥ss. Me­coachan ʒiii. Anis seeds, Bay berries, each ℥ss. boyl them altogether in B. M. in a quart of White-wine (the Vessel being well stopp'd) for four hours; after [Page 116] being strained, it was sweetned with Sugar. Of this was drunk ℥vi morning and evening. After eva­cuation was made with Pil. Soldanellae, thus made: ℞ the tops of Soldanella ℈ii. Cinamon ℈i. Pil. ag­gregativa ʒi. Troch. Alhand. ℈ss. Elaterii gr. iv. with the Juyce of Oris roots make Pills, 5 of ʒi. There were three taken about midnight; as there was need they were reiterated. To strengthen the Stomach, and the rest of the Bowels, was used the following Electuary: ℞ the Juyce of Oris roots ʒiij. Galangal, Cinamon, each ʒii. Cloves, Mace, each ʒi. Zedoary ℈ii. Soldanella ℥ss. Pouder them to be poudered, and with Honey purified make an Electuary. Dose, the quantity of a Nutmeg. After meals I appointed the following Pouder, to free the Stomach from crudities, to gently heat it, to help Concoction, and discuss Wind: ℞ Coriander seeds prepared ℥ss. of Fennel and Anis, each ʒii. Carawaies ʒi. Cinamon ʒii. Roots of true Acorus, Galangal, Citron Pills dried, each ʒi. red Roses ʒss. Sugar, the weight of all; make a Pouder. Dose, half a spoonful. Thus she was cured, Jan. 4. 1630.


Mrs. Baker of Stratford, aged 38, had much pain in her Loins, and was cruelly torment­ed with a desire to piss, yet little Urine came, and that while she was troubled with the Mother, Me­lancholy, and the Scurvy was feared. To whom the following was used with desired success: [Page 117]Syr. Laetific. Rodor. à Fonseca ℥ii. Diatartar. ejusdem ʒi. Aq. Buglos. ℥iii. Misc. It gave six stools. After ℞ Pil. Ruffi. ℈i. Hier. cum Agaric. ℈i. Pil. faetid. ℈i. Caster ℈ss. cum Aq. Artemis. f. Pil. No 7. deaurent. These gave seven stools. ℞ Lign. Sassafr. incis. ℥iss. Cinam. opt. ℥i. infund. in Aq. fontan. ℥xiv. per hor. xij. deinde bull. ad dimid. adde Sacch. alb. ℥xii. bul. ad consist. Syr. cui adde Dianth. Conser. Bugloss, ā ʒvi. Flor. Caryoph. ℥ss. Rad. Enul. Cam. condit. Zinzib. condit. ā ʒii. Spec. Aromat. Ros. gr. vii. Confect. Alkerm. ℥ss. Ambrae gris. Mose. ā gr. vi. Misc. f. Elect. After she had taken of it fourteen days, she was much better; and continu­ing it thirty days, she became well.


SMith of Stratford, aged 38, being long trou­bled with an immoderate Cough, and Pain of the Head, was thus cured: ℞ Flower of Brim­stone ʒii. Roots of Elicampana, Oris, and Liquoris, all poudered, each ʒi. Honey sufficient to make an Electuary; to which was added twelve drops of Oil of Sulphur, and so licked. After ℞ Orpiment ʒi. Yolk of an Egg, as much made a Mass, which after it was dried, it was poudered; to which was added of To­bacco ʒss. Coltsfoot ʒi. Anis seeds ℈iii. Oil of Anis seed three drops. Of this he took in a Pipe, and so was cured.


WIfe (whether of the Author, which is most probable, or of the Man that went before, or of some other, I know not, because not men­tioned) was troubled with the Scurvy, accom­panied with Pain of the Loins, Corruption of the Gums, stinking Breath, Melancholy, Wind, Car­diac Passion, Laziness, difficulty of breathing, fear of the Mother, binding of the Belly, and tor­ment there, and all of a long continuance, with restlesness and weakness. There was given this Bole: ℞ Electuary of Tamarinds ℥ss. Cream of Tar­tar ʒi. mix them. To the Back was applied Em­plast. Oxycroceum, which freed her from pain of the Loins and Belly, Febr. 9. 1630. The tenth day taking cold, she had again miserable pain in her Joints, so that she could not lye in her Bed, inso­much as when any helped her, she cried out mise­rably; for which I used this Ointment: ℞ Capons grease, Oil of sweet Almonds, of Dil. and Roses, Mucilage of the Roots of Althaea, drawn with Mallow water, each ℥i. mix them. After anointing, the foresaid Plaster was applied with good success, for she was quieter all night; but yet in the morning she was troubled with Wind. Then I gave of Sennertus's Electuary, which is thus framed: ℞ the Conserve of the tops and leaves of Scurvy-grass ℥iii. the Flowers of Bugloss, Clove Gilly-flowers, and Damask-Roses, each ℥ss. the flesh of Candied Nut­megs, Citron Pills candied and cut, each ℥i. Honey [Page 119] Juniper-berries ʒiii. Confectio Alkermes ʒss. Syrup of Cinamon ʒvi. Syrup of Scurvy-grass, or that of Fo­restus, sufficient to make an Electuary, to which was added Oil of Sulphur, sufficient to sharpen it. For the constipation of the Belly, was used this Sup­pository, ℞ Honey ℥i. Spec. Hier. Pic. ℈ii. Troch. Alhand. ℈ss. Cummin seed ℥ss. make a long Supposi­tory. For the Cardiac Passion was used Elect. Ple­resarchon. Dose ℥ss. fasting; yea, at any hour it was used, drinking the following steeled Wine after it: ℞ Fumatory, Brook-lime, Water-cresses, Scurvy-grass, Betony, Agrimony, Harts-tongue, each Mss. Bark of Capparis, Ash, Tamaris, each ℥ss. Roots of Elicampana, Polipody, each ʒiii. Madder, Liquoris, Calamus Aromaticus, Eringoes, each ℥ss. yellow Sanders, red Coral, Shavings of Ivory, each ʒvi. Cloves, Mace, Cinamon, Ginger, each ʒiii. Ceterach, Flowers of Broom, Rosemary, Marygolds, Epithymum, each p.i. Juniper berries ℥i. Steel pre­pared according to Crato ℥iv. White-wine lbviij. infuse them together at the Fire in Bal. Mar. for eight days at least▪ stirring them twice a day; after strain it three or four times, and to the straining add Saffron ʒss. first drawn out of Scurvy-grass water, Confect. Alkermes ℈ii. Sugar sufficient to sweeten it. Dose is two or three spoonfuls in the beginning, which may be increased, if there be need. And by these she was cured.


Mrs. Combs, aged about 36, being troubled with a long confirmed Scurvy, accompani­ed with the like and more dreadful Symptoms, than are in the former Observation described, was cured as followeth: To prepare the humors, ℞ our Oxymel ℥iii. Syr. Diaserios ℥ii. Syr. Schelet. Forest. ℥ii. Water of Water-cresses ℥iii. Dose ℥iiij, with White-wine for three mornings together, which gave two or three stools a day. After I purged her thus: ℞ Pil. Hier. cum Agarick, Alephang. Ruffi. ā ℈ii. Ol. Salv. Chym. gut. vii. cum Aq. Bet. f. Pill. 7. Deaurat. She took three at the hour of sleep. Being well purged, she used that Chalybiated Wine, prescribed in the former Observation, as also the Electuary in the same. After was taken the Anti­scorbutic Water, prescribed Observ. 26 of this Cen­tury. For the Loins was used the Ointment in Observ. 33. After which was applied Emplast. de Ammoniac. Forest. For the corruption of the Gums we used this: ℞ Scurvy-grass water, Water wherein Iron was quenched, ā ℥vi. Honey of Roses and Mulber­ries simp. ā ℥ii. Oil of Vitriol, sufficient to make it sharp. With this she washed her Mouth. She drunk the Antiscorbutic Beer, prescribed, Observ. 7. and 24. of this Cent. For the Stomach was prescribed this: ℞ Spec. Diamb. Aromat. Ros. ā ℈iss. Ol. Mastic. ʒi. Cer. flav. ʒvi. Labdan. ʒiii. f. Emplast. To the Back was applied Oxycroceum. There were often used at the hour of sleep five Pills framed of Cyprus Tur­pentine, [Page 121] and Cream of Tartar. By these she was freed, and brought forth a goodly Daughter, be­yond all expectation.


THe Lady Clark, aged about 44, afflicted with a Bastard Tertian, was cured as followeth: I gave the following Vomit upon the coming of the third Fit; ℞ Emetick Infusion ʒvi. It gave eight Vomits and one Stool, and she had a gentle Fit. After the heat coming on, she drank of the Decoction of Harts-horn. The intermitting day she had the following Clyster: ℞ Mallowes, Beets, Mercury, Origanum, Calamints, each M ss. Seeds of Anis and Fennel, each ʒii. Whole Barly p. i. Flow­ers of Chamomel and Melilot, each p. i. make a De­coction in water to ℥x. in the straining dissolve Diaca­tholicon and Diaphaenicon, each ℥i. Spec. Hier. Pier. Holland Pouder, each ʒi. make a Clyster. Which purged well. Before the fit she took the follow­ing: ℞ Confect. Alkermes ℈ss. Laudanum Paracel­si gr. ii. Magistery of Pearl gr. iii. mix it. After which she became well.


MR. Thomas Vnderhil of Lamcot, aged about 39, was exceedingly weakned with pissing blood, with pain from very light motion of the [Page 122] Body, as also heat of the Urine, who was cured as followeth: ℞ Mass. Pil. de Tereb. cum Rhab. Craton. ʒii. form. Pil. vi. of a drachm. Three were given in the morning rolled in the Pouder of Liquoris, in a spoonfull of some Syrup of Althaea. These ta­ken, ℞ Troch. Alkekengicum Opio ℥ss. Rad. consolid. Terebint. coction. indurat. ā ʒi. Sacch. ℥ijss. cum infus. Gum. Tragac. Aq. Malv. f. Tab. pond. ℈ii. Take one morning and night. ℞ Tereb. Limpid. ℥ss. dissol. cum Vitel. Ovi, ut artis est; adde Mel. ℥i. Sacch. Ros. ℥ii. Vin. generos. ℥vi. Misc. Of this was drank ℥i every morning, which gave three or four stools, at night he took the Troches. He wore at his back a Plate of Lead perforated, and moistned in Vinegar, both night and day, and by these he was cured.


KAtherine Sturley of Stratford, aged 44, being fat and corpulent, cast out altogether bloody Urine without any pain of the Loins, or Neck of the Bladder, yea, there was little sense in its coming away, was thus cured: ℞ Liquoris shaved ʒvi. French Barley p. i. Jujubes, five leaves of Wa­ter-Lillies, Violets, Roses, each p. i. Seeds of Pur­slain, and Sorrel, also four greater cold Seeds, each ʒi. Roots of Succory ℥i. Endive, Sorrel, Plantain, Fumitory, each M i. Boyl them in Cicer-broth, with water to lbi. after strain them; to which add Sugar­candy ℥ii. and make an Apozeme. Of which give the third part at a time fasting, it was taken for [Page 123] eight days. To strengthen the Kidneys I ap­pointed this Electuary, ℞ Harts-horn prepared, red Coral prepared, each ʒi. Old Sugar of Roses, Marmalad of Quinces, each ℥iss. Syrup of dried Roses, sufficient to make an Electuary. Of which was taken ℥ss two hours before meat daily, twice a day. By these she was cured. First I applied the following: ℞ Sanicle, Ladies mantle, Golden rod, Sen-green, Betony, Agrimony, each M i. Althaea, M ii. Fearn, Flowers of Chamomel, St. Johns-wort, Mugwort, Bryers, Origanum, Tormentil leaves and roots, each M i. They are all to be in three Bags of half a yard long a-piece, being equally laid and basted, after they are to be boiled in the Faeces of red Wine, and applied to the Loins, the Patient lying upon her Belly. These were used one after another, till the Flux of blood was stayed.


THe Lady Hunks, aged 69, cruelly vexed with a continual burning Feaver, with torment of the Side, and pain of the Stomach, as also with binding of the Belly for eight days; the Urine was confused, and there was great danger of death, yet she was recovered as followeth: ℞ Mallowes, Althaea, Mercury, each M i. make a Decoction in Water, of which ℞ ℥xii. Diaphaenic. Diacathol▪ ā ℥i. Pul. Sanct. ʒi. make a Clyster. This gave her two stools. After we gave our Antiscorbutic [...]p. To the pained Side, the following: ℞ Vnguent. Dialth. ℥ii. Ol. Amygd. dule. ā ℥ss. dissol. [Page 124] & misc. ad ignem. With this was the pained Side anointed; after which was applied a double Lin­nen Cloth, anointed with Butter, by which the Pain remitted. The next day was taken of the former Decoction lbss. the Emetick Infusion ℥ii. make a Clyster. Which injected, gave three stools. For expectoration, ℞ the Magistral Syrup of Scabi­ous ℥i. Lohoch of Currants by Quercetan ℥ii. f. Linct. Which was taken with a Liquoris stick. The Diet was moistning. The Drink was this: ℞ French Barly ℥iii. Roses, Violets, each p. i. sha­ved Liquoris ʒiii. Raisins ℥ii. Figs three, Sugar­candy ℥ii. boyl them in two gallons of Water to the consumption of a third part; and drink the strained Liquor. Thus the Fever ended, Thirst remitted, Appetite was restored, she was freed from diffi­culty of breathing, and she slept well, and all this beyond all expectation within fourteen days: praise to God alone.


BAronet Puckering, aged about 38, very learned, much given to study, of a rare and lean Con­stitution, yet withal phlegmatick, was troubled with a Vertigo, and after Meat with sudden de­jection of strength; sometimes there was present pain of the Head, and darkness of Sight; his Ap­petite was mean, his Urine well-coloured, but spu­mous. There were other Accidents from consent, by reason of the fault of Concoction, therefore first Concoction was helped; secondly the Head [Page 125] and Nerves were strengthned, and their offending cause removed. But first of all, the first ways were gently emptied with ℥iss of Manna dissolved in Broth, altered with Agrimony and Succory, roots and all. After he was purged thus: ℞ Pil. de Paeoni. ʒi. de Succin. Ruffi. ā ℈i. Cephalic. Fern. ℈ii. cum Aq. Betonic. f. Pil. 15. He took three at the hour of sleep, and had three stools in the morn­ing. These ended, he took the Carminative Pou­der prescribed Observ. 12. of this Century. After meals, adding to it Diamosch. dulc. ℈i. I ap­pointed the following Capital Roll: Spec. Diamosc. dulc. ʒi. Ol. Nuc. Mosch. per expr. ℈i. Ol. Succin. alb. gut. iii. Ambr. gris. gr. iv. Sacch. in Aq. La­vend. dissol. ℥iv. f. Confect. in Rotul. Of which he took two or three fasting, by which he found much ease. After he had the Leeches, and so be­came well. For preservation, in the Fall, he used the following: ℞ Roots of Fennel and Parsly, each ℥i. of Butcher-broom and Sparagus, each ℥iss. Ca­lamus Aromaticus ʒii. Agrimony, Betony, Maiden-hair, each M ss. Roots of Elicampana ʒii. Raisins of the Sun stoned, each M i. Liquoris ʒi. Flowers of Broom and Rosemary, each p. i. Seeds of Anis and sweet Fennel, each ʒii. make a Decoction, in which was infused Sena ℥iss. Rubarb ʒii. Cinamon ℈ii. in Embers for a night; in the morning being strained, there was added Syrup of Succory, with Rubarb ℥iiss. Syrup August. ℥i. Oil of Vitriol sufficient to make it sharp. It was divided into two equal parts; the first Dose gave four Stools, the other seven. The Humor thus prepared, he took the foresaid prescri­bed Pills, three at night, and two in the morn­ing, which gave five Stools. When these were [Page 126] ended, he took the Carminative Pouder, adding Pul. Diamosc. dulc. ℈i. Confect. Alkerm. ℈ii. In the morning he used the aforesaid Rotula's, to which was added Confectio Alkerm. By which means he was perfectly cured.


BAronet Clark of Broom-court, aged about 57, being troubled with a burning Tertian, with pain of the Stomach and Head, his Urine was red. Being called, I cured him in three days, as followeth: ℞ Emetick Infusion ℥ss. Oxymel nostr. ℥iv. This gave five Vo­mits and eight Stools, by which all was well remitted, and he enclined to health. The follow­ing day I gave the Decoction of Harts-horn, which he took often in a day, which he much extolled. This administred for three days, with a conve­nient Diet, he became very well.


THe Lord of Northampton, aged about 29, was vexed with a desperate Squinsy, inso­much that he could scarce draw his breath, could not swallow, from his Mouth flowed abundance of viscid humidities. He would not admit of bleeding, although pressed unto it. Therefore I thus purged him: ℞ Sena ℥i. Rubarb ʒiii. Aga­rick [Page 127] ʒii. Cinamon ℥ss. Seeds of Anis and Fennel [...] each ʒi. Calamus Aromaticus ℥ss. Liquoris ʒiii. they were infused for twelve hours in lbiij of Water, after boiled at a gentle Fire, till a third part was wast­ed; to the straining was added Syrup of Succory, Ru­barb, Diaserios, each ℥i. Of this, being at hand, I took ℥iv. Syr. Diaserios, and Succory with Rubarb, each ʒvi. mix them. Much ado he had to swallow it, it gave him six stinking stools. This being reiterated, gave eight stools. For the first day I prescribed this Gargarism: ℞ Honey of Mul­berries simple, Honey of Roses, each ℥ii. Waters of Plantain, Barly, and Honey-suckles, each ℥iv. Spi­rit of Vitriol and Sulphur, sufficient to make it sharp. Some of this was kept hot in the Mouth as long as he could, wasting all the parts by moving of it gently in the Mouth. Outwardly was applied a Cataplasm of green Wormwood and Hogs grease, morning and night, with happy success. That night being restless, he sent for Dr. Clayton from Oxford, yet would not be let blood, who prescri­bed the following Cataplasm, which delivered him from pain and danger; ℞ Swallows nests, straw, dirt, dung and all, N. ii. they were boiled in Oil of Chamomel and Lillies, afterward they were beaten, and passed through a Sive; to which was added white Dogs turd ℥i. the Meal of Linseed and Fenu­greek, each ℥i. Vnguent. Dialthaea, and Hens grease, each ℥ss. and so make a Pultess. It was applied hot. There was used a Fume of Amber, and at bed-time was held in his Mouth one of the following Troches: ℞ the Juyce of Liquoris, white Sugar, each ʒi. seeds of Purslain, Cucumbers, Melons, Gourds cleansed, ā ℈i. Starch, Trag. ā ʒss. Penid. ℈iv. f. Troch. [Page 128] For his Wife and others troubled with the Squin­sy, I prepared these following: ℞ Seeds of white Poppies ℈ii. Gum Tragacanth and Arabick, each ʒss. Seeds of Purslain, Melons, Cucumbers and Gourds, each ʒss, Juyce of Liquoris ʒi. Sugar of Roses and Penidies, each ʒii. with Syrup of Poppies make Troches. But he contented himself with the for­mer. After the application of the Cataplasm he had this Gargarism; ℞ Plantain water lbiss. Sca­bious water ℥iv. red Roses ʒi. Pomegranate Pills ʒss. after they were gently boiled and strained there was added Syrup of Mulberries, and Honey of Roses each ℥ii. This he washed his Mouth withal of­ten in a day, and taking after half a spoonful of the following; ℞ Syrups of Liquoris and Maiden­hair, each ℥ss. Diatrag. frig. ʒiss. Syrup of Mulberries and Poppies ā ℥ss. mix them, and make a Licking. For ordinary drink he took this; ℞ Seeds of Anis, Figs, Raisins of the Sun, and Liquoris boyled in lbiv of water, till a pint be wasted. By these all the Tu­mors were removed, and he cured.


Mrs. Stock [...]n, Servant to Mrs. Sheldon of West­on, aged about 44, was grievously afflict­ed with the Jaundice, accompanied with Pain and Torment on the right Side, being in danger of Death, was thus cured: ℞ Electuary of the Juyce of Roses ʒii. Diacatholicon ʒiss. Diaphaenicon ʒiiss. Rubarb ℈i. Spike gr. v. Syrup of Succory with Ru­barb ℥ss. Succory water ℥iii. make a Potion. This [Page 129] gave two stools. She was (all the time of her Jaundice) miserably afflicted with binding of the Belly. I caused a Vein to be opened, and there were removed ℥iv of Blood. By this she was freed from the pain of her Side. After she was purged thus: ℞ Ammoniacum ʒi. Oxymel ℥ii Agrimony water ℥i. mix them; and so for four days. Being well purged, I prescribed a Gelly framed of shaved Harts-horn ℥i. with ten Worms washed in White-wine, after boiled all in lbiss of Water, till half were wasted; at the end of the boyling I added Saffron finely poudered ℈i. Of this was given two spoonfuls in Broth, altered with Celendine, Bar­berry bark, and Mary-gold flowers. Her Drink was a Decoction of Harts-horn. She also took the following: ℞ White-wine ℥iv. Celendine water ℥iii. Saffron ʒss. Venice Treacle ʒiss. Bezoar ℈ss. the Juyce of Goose-dung three spoonfuls; make a Su­dorifick Potion. Dose ℥iv, at four a clock in the morning. At night she took the following E­lectuary: ℞ yellow and white Sanders ʒiii. Currants infused in White-wine, and after passed through a Sive, ℥iv. Rubarb ʒi. Saffron ℈i. f. Elect. Dose, the quantity of a Filbert. By these she was cured. After I advised to use the following: ℞ Elect. Chalyb. ℥ii. Rhab. Pul. ʒi. Ammoniac. Pul. ℈iv. Elect. de Tamarind. ℥ss. Diatrionsant. ʒiii. Misc. f. Elect. Dose ℥ss. using exercise. And thus in twenty days she was delivered from Death.


ONe of Northampton, aged about 65, was much troubled with the heat of Urine, and Stran­gury, with an Ulcer in the neck of the Bladder, was cured as followeth: First I gave him the Terbentine Potion, prescribed Observ. 14. of this Century. For eight days for ordinary Drink, he took the same appointed there. All this while he wore Plates of Lead much perforated, and of­ten changed, to his Back. I appointed the follow­ing Injection: ℞ Troch. alb. Rha. sine Opio ʒiss. Lap. Calamin. & Tutiae praep. ā ʒi. Plumb. ust. lot. in Aq. Plantag. Bol. Arm. puris. ā ʒii. f. Pul. sub­tilis. cujus ʒi Misc. cum Decoct. seq. and inject it, adding ʒi of the Mucilage of Gum Tragacanth, made in Plantain water.Horse-tail, Plantain, eách M i. Comfrèy róòts ℥ii. red Roses p. i. Pomegra­ [...]ate Pills ʒii. first beat them, and after boyl them in steeled Water. At the end of these was used the following Tablets: ℞ Troch. Alkekeng. cum Opio ℥ss. Rad. consolid. Terbent. coct. indurat. ā ʒi. Sacch. ℥iiss. cum infus. Gum Tragac. f. Troch. ℈ii pond. One was taken with Milk, or the Water distilled off Whites of Eggs, &c. For many days a Leaden Pipe was put into the Yard, and there kept (which was anointed with Vng. Rubrum) as long as he could. His Cods being tumified, were anointed with Vnguent. de Minio, for which also he drank the Decoction of Sarsaparilla. Thus was he freed from the heat of his Urine. [Page 131] But now being vexed with a virulent Gonor­thea, he took the following Pouder for ten days: ℞ Sarsaparilla ℥iss. Bark of Guaiacum ℥ss. Cinamon ℈ii, gr. v. Sena ʒii. Dodder, Hel­lebore root, each ʒi. fine Sugar ℥ii. mix them, and make a Pouder. Dose ℥iss. Sometimes the Dod­der and Hellebore was omitted. And by this he became well. But after riding to London, (by what occasion I know not) it broke forth again, where he had the advice of Doctor Harvy, who prescribed what follows: ℞ Troch. Rhasis alb. ℥ss. Troch. Gord. ℈i. Aloes opt. ʒiiss. Penidior. ʒiss. Aq. Plantag. lbss. f. Inject. The following Electuary he used at night, the quantity of a Bean, when he went to bed: ℞ Troch. Alkekeng. cum Opio ℥ss. Syr. Limon. q. s. Gum Tragacanth, Mastich, Crystal. praep. Coral praep. ā ℈i. f. Elect. By these he was again restored. After he went to St. Vincent's Well, and was much better by their use. After this, being hurt with the for­cing in a Pipe to remove a Caruncle by a Chirurgeon, he again relapsed, and never was cured.


Mrs. Mary Comb of Stratford, aged about 13, Febr. 15. 1631. Two years before this she had her Lunar Evacuations sufficient, they beginning to flow abundantly in the eleventh year of her Age; but now they being stopped, upon which she felt a light Convulsion in the [Page 132] right eye (to use her owm word, a twitching) as though her Eye was pulled inward, and pre­sently it would be gone: after both eyes did suffer with great pain of the Head, for which I admi­nist [...]ed at bed-time, Pil. Cephal. Fern. ʒss. by which she had three stools, the next day they were repeated. Then she became cruelly vexed with the Mother, continuing in the Fit for nine hours, with some light intervals of ease, from which she was delivered by the following Medi­cines: She had a Fume of Horse-hoofs. There was also given Aq. Hysteric. now called Aq. Brioniae compos. Dose three spoonfuls, by intervals as she could take it. I applied Emplast. Hyster. below the Navil. Lastly, I appointed the following Ointment to anoint the inner part of the Matrix: ℞ Musk gr. iv. Nutmeg ℈i. Oil of Lillies ℥ss. mix them. By this it returned to its place. For a Fume she had the following, used to the Nose: ℞ Castory, Galbanum dissolved in Vinegar, each ℥ss. Sulphur ℥i. Assa faetida ʒi. make Troches with Oil of Castory.Pil. de. Paeon. de Chamaep. ā ℈ii. Ol. Salu. Chy. gut. v. f. Pil. No 10. Three of these were given at bed time, to which was added Ex­tract. Hyst. ℈ii. By these she had five or six stools. The following day she had another Fit, but less; but by the foresaid Fume and Ointment she was well amended. Inwardly were given two spoon­fuls of Aq. Brion. comp. At night she took two of the foresaid Pills; coming to her in the morn­ing, I found her eased of her pain of Head and Stomach. The 11th of Febr. she was gently af­flicted with the Mother, and a light Fever; to prevent which I gave Extract. Hysteric. ʒii. cum [Page 133] Aq. Hisr. q. s. f. Pil. 10. She took one of them in the morning fasting, and so she became well. March 28. she fell again into the Mother, with Convulsion of the Eyes, the said Convulsion having grieved her two days before she was afflicted with the Mother: ℞ Pil. de Paeon. Chamaepit. Hier. cum Agarick, ā ℈ii. Pil. de Succin. Ruffi. ā ʒi. Extract. Hyster. ʒii. cum Aq. Hyster. f. Mas. Of th [...]s there were made five of a drachm covered with Gold; of these she took three at bed-time. By these she was delivered.


THe First-born Son of my Lady Harrington, after the Pox, laboured of a Tumor of the Nose and Lips, and sometimes the Cheeks, with a Rheum distilling from the Head; he was about the age of 10, which I cured as followeth: ℞ Scurvy-grass, Water-cresses, Brook lime, each M iv. Juniper berries lbss. Agrimony M i. Wormwood, Car­duus benedictus, each M ss. boyled them in five gallons of Beer, till a fourth part were wasted. Of the strained Liquor was taken lbii. Sena ℥ii. Agarick ℥ss. Rubarb ʒii. Sarsaparilla ℥ii. Sassaphras ℥i. Hermodactils ℥iss. Liquoris ℥i. Polypody ℥ii. Seeds of Anis, Carraway, Coriander, each ℥ss. Cinamon ʒii. To the straining, add Sugar sufficient to make a Syrup. Of this was taken ℥x. Syrup of Succory with Rubarb ℥ii. Dose was three or four spoonfuls. For the Lips was used Aq. Mercur. Ruland. and at night a Plate of Lead. He drank of the foresaid [Page 134] Beer. Which Course having been continued for few days, he was cured of his Lip.


MArgaret Baker, aged 9, having after the Pox a grievous ugly Tumor upon her Nose and Lip, was perfectly cured as followeth: ℞ Pil. de Succin. ʒss. f. Pil. iij. They were given her at a night when she went to bed, and so for four days. Being well purged, the Lip was washed cum Aq. Merc. Ruland.


MY Lady Rainsford, (beautiful, and of a gallant structure of Body,) near 27, was three days after her being laid of a Child miserably tor­mented with pain in her Belly, from which I de­livered her with the following: ℞ the white of Hens-dung ʒi. being put in Beer and Sugar, she took it. To the Belly the following was applied hot: ℞ new Milk and Honey, each lbi. Horehound M i. Wheat flower ℥iii. Saffron ʒi. boyl them to a Pultess. By these she was delivered. The Tran­slator hath freed several from this Distemper with Chamomel Posset-drink.


Mrs. Grace Court, Wife to my Apothecary, aged 27, being grievously afflicted with a burn­ing Fever, and that continual, Pain in the Loins, small bleeding at the Nose, Pain of the Head, with small Delirium, was cured as followeth: First, I appointed her to bleed four or five ounces, although she had passed fourteen weeks of her time, being with Child. The same day I gave the following Cordial: ℞ burnt Harts-horn, Spec. liberant. pul. Pannon. rub. Confect. Alkerm. ā ℈ii. Conserve of Barberries ℥i. Of this she took the quan­tity of a Bean every three hours. She drank no drink but the following: ℞ Spring water boyled lbiii. Syrup of Pomegranats ʒiss. Julep of Roses ℥ii. Spirit of Vitriol, as much as made it sharp. To the Soals of her Feet were applied Radishes beaten with Salt, and besprinkled with Rose-vinegar, which was renewed every fourth hour. For the inflam­mation of the Tongue, was used the following Gargarism: ℞ Spring water lbii. Julep of Roses ℥iss. Honey of Mulberries ʒvi. Rose vinegar ʒi. Spi­rit of Vitriol sufficient to sharpen it. With this she washed her Mouth, which brought away much Phlegm. Now and then the dry places were an­ointed with Honey of Roses, and sometimes But­ter. To the Wrists I caused to be applied Vng. Antifebri.Vng. Popul. ℥i. Tel. Aranear. multas, Nuc. Arbor. parum, Misc. For the Back, ℞ Vng. Popul. Ros. ā ℥ss. Alabast. ʒii. Ol. Nymph. ʒvi. [Page 136] Camphor. ℈ss. Misc. But because there was no Oil at hand, the following was used: ℞ Ol. Scorp. ʒii. Amygd. dulc. ℥ss. Vng. Ros. ℥i. Misc. For the pain of the Head was used the following: ℞ Aq. Ros. Plantag. Flor. Sambuc. ā ℥iii. Ol. Ros. Aq. Lactuc. ablut. aliquot. ℥iss. Pul. Santal. rub. ʒiss. Misc. In this were dipped Linnen Clothes, and applied to the Head. And lest she should fall into Carus, we used the following Decoction: ℞ pure Spring water lbii. Seeds and Pills of Citrons, each ʒi. burnt Harts-horn ℥ss. Spec. Liberan. ʒii. boyl them till a quart be wasted; to the straining was added the Juyce of Citrons, and Sugar, and after boyled, being not only scummed, but purified with Whites of Eggs. Of this she took three draughts in a day, one in the morning, the other an hour before dinner-time, and the third at four a clock in the afternoon. For the strengthning of the Heart, and repelling malign Vapours, she took twice a day (before she drank the foresaid De­coction) the quantity of a Nutmeg of the follow­ing Cordial: ℞ Rob of Barberries, Conserve of the Pulp of Citrons, each ℥i. Spec. Liberant. prepared Pearls and Smaragdines, each ℈i. with the Syrup of Citrons make an Electuary. Of this she also took at night. After her third draught the next day she took of the Electuary, wherein was Pul. Pan. rub. And afterwards a Clyster: ℞ Althea roots ℥i. the four emollient Herbs, each M i. Barly p. iss. Gourd seeds ℥ss. make a Decoction to ℥xii. in which dissolve Cassia ℥i. Honey of Violets ℥i. Oil of Violets ℥iii. with Salt make a Clyster. The 20th day of June she vomited a Worm with Melancholy matter. Then I gave of the following Electuary the quan­tity [Page 137] of a Bean every fourth hour: ℞ Conserv. Ros. vitriolat. ℥i. Spec. Diarrhod. Abbat. ʒi. Pul. Pan. rub. ℈i. Conser. Barb. q. s. f. Elect. These re­mitted her Fits, and she came to a composed mind, and in a short time became well.


THe Countess of Northampion, (born of a noble Off-spring, notably educated, and of a very good disposition, very fair and beautiful,) in the seventh month of her Child-bearing, fell into a Bastard Tertain, as also a filthy yellow Jaundice, Torment of the Belly and Head, and Pain of the Back, being aged about 26, desiring my advice, being not willing to purge, I prescribed as fol­loweth: ℞ the Flowers of Marygolds and Rosemary, each p. i. Carduus benedictus p. ss. Flowers and leaves of Melilot p. ii. boyl them in sufficient Posset drink to lbss. with a little Sugar. She took half of it an hour before her Fit, hot, by which the Fit was retarded two hours; it beginning, she took the other half, which freed her from her shaking, then her Jaundice appeared in her Water manifest­ly, after sweat broke forth, the next Fit was less. In the heat of the Fever and sweat, she took the Decoction of Harts-horn, with Juyce of Limons, of which she drank liberally, in which Decoction she would not admit Rose-water. On her quiet day she took every third hour the quantity of a Bean of the following: ℞ Conserve of Barberries ℥ss. Pul. Pan. rub. ℈ii. but after she had taken [Page 138] of it once, she abhorred it. She had a Gelly of Harts-horn with Marygold flowers, and Saffron. The 22th of July, before her Fit, she had five grains of Bezoar; and an hour before her Fit the foresaid Posset-drink. This Fit she was troubled with shaking, but the hot Fit and sweating was less by six hours. The 23th day, by five in the morning it left her. She took this: ℞ Tincture of Coral, Magistral of Pearl, each gr. iv. Pul. Pannon. rub. gr. xii. mix them. She took it an hour before dinner, and an hour before supper. The 24th day by three a clock in the morning she took as before, and the Posset-drink, which mitigated the Fit; the 25th, as the 23th. The 26th there was applied hot to the Feet the following: ℞ Worm­wood, Rue, Fetherfew, Nettles, each equal parts. She also had the Posset-drink, as before. The foresaid being hot, was anointed with Vng. Popul. with Opium. To the Back was applied Emplastrum Oxycroceum, which removed the Pain of her Back wholly; that day her Fever was very little. The 28th she took the following: ℞ prepared Harts-horn, Pul. Pann. rub. each ʒss. Carduus water ℥ii. Syrup of red Poppies ℥ss. Bezoar gr. iv. mix them. It was given five hours before the Fit, and the Herbs were applied to the Feet. The heat com­ing, ℞ Syr. Papav. ℥i. Lim. ℥ss. Aq. Scab. ℥ii. Ol. Vitriol. gut. v. Aq. Caelest. gut. vii. Misc. With these Remedies in twelve days she was wholly cured. August the 5th taking cold, she relapsed. Then before the Fit two hours, were applied the Herbs to her Feet; to her Pulses this: ℞ Vng. Popul. ℥ss. Tel. aran. multas, Nuc. arbor. parum. Her Temples were anointed with Populeon. For [Page 139] her Coldness, ℞ Aq. Bezoar. Coch. s. Lap. Bezoar. gr. v. Succ. Lim. Coch. ii. It was given two hours before the Fit. When her heat came, her Tem­ples were anointed with Vnguent. Popul. ℥ss. Opii in Aq. Ros. dissol. ℈ss. By these she was again cured, and after she was brought to bed with a Daughter, which I saw in her Arms.


MR. Fosset, (a Minister) aged about 55, was cruelly tormented with the Hemor­rhoids, for which many Medicines had been used, yet fruitless. After he came to me, to whom I used the following: First, I caused them to be fomented with warm Milk, after applied this: ℞ Oil of Linseed, and Elder, of the first ℥ii. the other ℥i. They were applied with double Linnen Clothes night and day. After was used Tapsi valentia. And after this, ℞ Vng. Popul. ℥i. Opii torrefact. & pul. ℈i. Misc. It was applied to the part. By these he was cured.


ANne Ward of Stratford, had black evacuations both from Mouth and Belly, after fell into the rising of the Lungs, so that all looked on her as dead; she could not speak, her Breath was sent out with a noise; for an hour she lay thus. [Page 140] Being called, I presently caused a great Cupping­glass to be set to the Mouth of the Stomach, and presently she spake. And so twice before I deli­vered Mrs. Goodyear, and Mrs. Savage, from dan­ger of Death. All the night after she held in her Mouth of our pectoral Rolls, and after had this Clyster: ℞ Ol. Carmin. Quer. Diacathol. ā ℥ii. Decoct. Carmin. pro Clyst. lbss. It gave two stools the following day. ℞ Elect. de Tamarind. ℥ss. de Succ. Ros. ʒiii. Crem Tart. ℈i. cum Sacch. f. Bol. It gave eight stools, and so she was cured.


Mrs. Fines, aged 22, 1632. (Wife to the Lord Say's eldest Son, a very religious excellent Woman,) was miserably afflicted with the follow­ing Symptoms, viz. Obstruction of the Courses for the space of two months; and when she had them at a fit time in a laudable quantity, they were of an ill watery colour, with great pain in the Womb; there was also difficulty of breathing, with trembling and beating of the Heart, as if it would have burst through; after sleep she was sick, with torment of the Belly, and gnawing about the Navil, but these Pains were most mise­rable about the time of her Courses; upon break­ing wind she was somewhat eased; her Belly was also very hard, and moved, as if with child; but hot Clothes being applied removed the Pain and Wind. She was also vexed with pain of the Spleen, Whites, Leanness, Pain of the Loins, [Page 141] a light Vertigo, as also of the Scurvy, and truly I judged all these Symptoms to arise from it. Which I cured as followeth: ℞ Pil. de Succin. ʒii. Ruffi. ʒi. f. Pil. N. 15. She took three at bed­time, and two in the morning, which wrought excellently. For the Wind, ℞ Spec. Pleresarc. ℥ss. Sacch. Ros. ℥iv. Misc. Dose, half a spoonful after meat. By the use of these her Courses flow­ed well, with many lumps like Flesh, not dissolu­ble in water, they were expelled with torment, as in Child-birth. To cleanse the Womb, ℞ Hier. cum Agaric. de Succin. ā ʒiss. Terb. Cypr. Pil. Ruffi. ā ʒss. f. Pil. N. 20. She took these as the former, cum custodia. These ended, she took Spec. Plere­sarc. ʒii. and used exercise. The fifth of March, at four a clock in the morning, she took Crem. Tart in Broth. An hour after that, of our Chaly­biat Water, thus framed: ℞ Oil of Sulphur pint i. Spirit of Wine pint ii. boyl them in a great new made Iron Spoon at a gentle Fire, till half be evacuated; the Pouder remaining, keep very close, lest it dissolve. Of this ℞ ʒii. to which put Agrimony water ℥iv. and infuse them upon hot ashes. Of this she took ℥ss in Broth, and used exercise; the first day she vomited, and the second and third days she did not; she used it for fifteen days. It is excellent in all Diseases arising from the Liver, as Dropsy, Cachexia, Green-sickness. To her Spleen was ap­plied Empl. ex Ammoniac. Fer. & Oxycroc. She used every day Plerisar. and Sugar. Scorbutic Beer was not omitted, as Cent. 1. Observ. 1. By these she was cured, taking in the morning Dia­cubeb ʒii.


FRances Finch of Stratford, aged 47, being trou­bled with the Worms, Pain of the Back and Sides, was thus cured: ℞ Pul. Dudlian. Scamon. praep. ā gr. xiv. Crem. Tartar. gr. x. Aq. Boragin. ℥iss. Syr. Ros. Coch. half. This being exhibited, gave four stools, with abundance of little Worms. The next day being given again, she was cured. It is observable, that Riverius hath several Obser­vations about Worms, and his special Remedy is Mercur. dul. cum Scam. aut Resin. Jalap. the which the Translator hath proved very often, given in a due Dose.


Mrs. Jackson, (Wife to Mr. Jackson Jun.) aged about 24, being not well purged after birth, fell suddenly into a grievous Delirium, no other Disease preceding; she was most angry with those that formerly she most loved, yet her talk was very religious. By intervals there was a Fever acute, which made me fear a Frenzy. By reason of much business I could not have time to visit her, yet there was a happy success by the following Pre­scriptions: ℞ Syr. Artem. ℥i. El. Lenit. Diacath. ā ʒiii. Rhab. Castor. ā ℈ss. Aq. Betonic. ℥iii. Misc. Her Stomach being full of wind, she vomited [Page 143] after without Pain, she had five stools. She took it again. The 22th of May there were taken a­way ℥vi of blood, very black and aqueous; yet the Delirium was not wholly removed. The 23 day, ℞ Leaves of Mallows, Violets, Beets, Lettice, Borage, each M ii. Barly ℥i. Seeds of Gourds and Cucumbers, each ℥ss. make a Decoction with a suffici­ent quantity of Water, to ℥xii. To the strained Liquor add Oil of Violets ℥iii. Cassia new drawn, Diacath. each ℥i. Salt ʒi. make a Clyster. After for watch­ing and restlesness I gave the following Syrup: ℞ Syrup of red Poppies ℥iss. Syrup of Violets ℥ss. Scabious water ℥iii. Rose-water a little, Oil of Vitriol to sharpen it. To the Forehead was applied this: Oil of Roses omphac. ℥iii. Vinegar of Roses ℥i. Pou­der of red Sanders ʒiss. Waters of Lettice, Plantain, and Roses, each ℥i. mix them. To the Head was applied a Hen new cut thorow. To the soals of the Feet, Radishes bruised with Salt and Vinegar, every third hour, for revulsion. The 25th,Cassia newly drawn with Betony water ℥i. Syrup of Roses solutive ℥ss. Waters of Bugloss, Borage, Violets, each ℥ij. make a Potion. It was given in the morning. There were also Scarifica­tions, with Cups to the Scapula's and Shoul­ders. And thus in seven days she was happily cured.


MAy the 2d, Mrs. Woodward of Aven-dasset, (a Maid very witty and well-bred, yet gib­bous,) aged 28, six days before this fell into a continual burning Fever; then by the Physician being purged, and let blood, from it she fell into a Bastard Tertian, pernicious, with a yellow Jaun­dice, and spots like flea-bitings, which after left marks, which discovered the Fever to be joined with the Scurvy. For often it happens both in Continual, Tertian, and Quartan Fevers, as ap­pears in Eugaleus. She wanted her Courses, and had constipation of the Belly. I coming on the intermitting day, gave this: ℞ Tincture of Coral gr. vi. Spec. Liberant. ℈ss. Manus Christi perlat. ℈ii. Lap. Bezoar. gr. v. with Conserve of Barberries. In the same day she took often the Decoction of Harts-horn, with Manus Christi perlat. For her Broth I appointed these Herbs, Brook-lime, Wa­ter-cresses, Borage, Cichory. May the 26th,Dia­turb. cum Rhab. (because there was no other rea­dy at hand) ℈iv. It was infused all night in Posset-drink, in the morning it was strained, and taken with Sugar. I being absent, it gave four stools with­out pain. Towards evening she expected her unwelcom Enemy, with grief of mind. To the Wrist I applied Vng. Antifebrif. to the Feet, Wormwood, Rue, Chamomel, boyled in Water, and ap­plied hot in bladders before the Fit came. ℞ Spec. Liberant. ʒii. Conserv. Barbar. ℥ii. Of this she [Page 145] took the quantity of a Bean often in a day, with our Antiscobutic Water, Observ. 26. of this Cent. For the Jaundice and Scurvy, ℞ Ammoni [...]. Pul. ℈ii. Oxym. simpl. ℥ii. Aq. Agrim. ℥i. It was re­peated on the quiet day, as need required. To the Spleen was applied Empl. de Ammon. There was used Elect. Diacurcum. the quantity of a Nutmeg, after meals. Being altogether freed from the Fever, yet not the Scurvy, I prescribed the Chalybiat Wine (Observ. 42. Cent. 1.) ℥vi. Syrup of Scurvy­grass ℥iij. of Brook-lime and Water-cresses, each ℥ii. Dose was six spoonfuls, with exercise. And eve­ry other day, ℞ Pil. Stomac. Ruffi. cap. Pill. iii. ex ʒss. at going to bed. And so she was cured.


Mrs. Hopper, aged 24, after birth, the After­birth was retained and corrupted, so that it was cast forth in little stinking bits, whence a direful stink ascended to the Stomach, Heart, Li­ver, Diaphragma, and from thence to the Brain; so that there was Pain of the Head, often faint­ing, and cold sweats; so that there was great danger of death, yet was recovered, as followeth: ℞ Colocynthis boyled in equal parts of Water and Juyce of Rhue, with which was mixed Myrrh, the Meal of the Seeds of Line, Fenugreek, and Barly, of each a spoonful; boyl them all together, and make a Plaster. Which apply to the whole Belly from the Navil to the Privity. The Matrix was anointed with [...]ng▪ Basilicon.Castory gr. vi. Myrrh, Saffron, [Page 146] each gr. iij. Mithrid. ℈ss. make three Pills. Which was given at bed-time. And thus in twenty four hours she was delivered.


GOod-wife Archer of Stratford, was suddenly taken with Convulsion of Face and Eyes, loss of speech, her Matrix carried from its proper place, and so cast, as if she had been the very Image of Death, sometimes vehemently opening and casting her Eyes hither and thither; was cu­red as followeth: ℞ Castory ʒi. Juyce of Rhue a spoonful, Sage water ℥ii. Syrup of Mugwort ℥i. She was constrained to take it. To her Nose were applied stinking things. Within the space of few minutes she both spake and stood up. The next day, ℞ Spec. Hier. cum Agaric. ʒss. Pil. faetid. de Paeon. ā ℈i. Faecul. Brion. Diagrid. ā gr. vi. f. Pil. 5. They were taken in the morning with custody. After ℞ Briony root ʒiii. Sena ℥ss. Gin­ger ℈ss. Cinamon ʒi. Sugar ℥i. infuse them for a night in hot Whey lbiss. Of this Infusion was ta­ken ℥v for several days together. With which the Cure was perfected.


Mrs. Lewes, Sister to Mr. Fortescue, three days after Child-birth, getting cold, fell into an Ague, with torment of the Belly, was cured as followeth: She drank the Decoction of Harts-horn, cur Julep against the Fever, two spoonfuls every fourth hour. She also had a Clyster of Milk and Sugar. There was Origanum and Marjoram lap­ped up between a Linnen Cloth, and applied hot to the Belly. And so she was suddenly helped.


Mrs. Vernon of Hanberry, Wife to the Minister, aged about 30, August 13. 1632. was af­flicted with the Scurvy, joined with various Symp­toms, as coldness in the soals of the Feet, which like a cold vapor ascending to the Stomach, made her grievous sick; after that she was afflicted with heat, after with a cold sweat, and all in the space of two hours, and then she was well. Further she was afflicted with Melancholy, trembling of the Heart, and pain of the Spleen, so that she was forced to press it hard with her hands; she had cruel pains of her Teeth and Gums, Loins, Lazi­ness of the whole Body, Tumor of the Feet to­wards evening. In the time of her Courses she [Page 148] was miserably tormented, her Flux being much and inordinate, by which she was weakned. The Fits of the Mother often afflicted her, of which she was not delivered till she shed tears. Some­times she had filthy black spots on her Thighs, sometimes she was also without stools for four days. Her Urine was of various colours. ℞ Mal­lowes, Mercury, Althaea, each M i. boyl them in sufficient quantity of Milk to lbi. in the straining was dissolved Diaphoenic. Diacathol. each ʒvi. Holland pouder ʒi. make a Clyster. It gave three stools with wind. At her going to bed she took ʒii of Lon­don Treacle. The fourteenth day, ℞ Brook-lime, Water-cresses, each M i. Marygold flowers, and of Rosemary, each p. i. boyl them in sufficient quantity of Whey to lbiss. To the straining was added lbss. of Su­gar; it was again boyled and scummed; after was added ʒss of Saffron tyed up in a fine rag; after a walm or two it was taken from the Fire. Of this De­coction were taken eight spoonfuls, Holland pouder, and Cream of Tartar, of each as much as lay upon a Six-pence, in the morning, fasting two hours after, and then taking Veal broth, altered with Borage, Bugl [...]ss, Brook-lime, Water-cresses, and Suc­cory; dining at the usual time, supping at five. At bed time she took London Treacle, as before. For the Mother was prescribed Aq. Brion. compos. now so called. For the coldness of the Feet was applied this Plaster: ℞ Pitch lbii. best Rosin pou­dered and sifted, Frankinsence, each lbii. Sheep-sewet ℥i. Saffron and Mace, each ℥ii. Labdanum ℥iv. Cloves ℥i. mix them, and boyl them for half an hour, or more. It is to be spread on Leather, like to a Shoo soal. This was continued for fourteen days, [Page 149] or six weeks, and then removed. And for cer­tain this Plaster is profitable in all pain. By this Plaster I cured Mr. Feriman of an old pain in the Feet. For tumor of the Spleen I used Vng. Ma­gist. pro Splen. In pain of the Back was used our Emplast. Nephritic. As ℞ red Lead and Wax ℥ii. Opium gr. xv. Oil of Roses, of Water-lillies, each ℥ii. Juyce of Night-shade ℥i. boyl them to a Plaster. Spread it upon Leather. For wind of the Sto­mach, ℞ Conserve of Bugloss ℥ii. Spec. Plerisarch. ʒii. Dose, the quantity of a Nutmeg. There was also used our Scorbutic Water, with Syrup of Clove Gilly-flowers. She had also an Anti­scorbutic Beer, and Chalybiat Wine. By the use of which she became well.


THou, O Lord, which hast the power of Life and Death, and drawest from the Gates of Death, I confess, without any Art or Counsel of Man, but only from thy Goodness and Clemen­cy, thou hast saved me from the bitter and deadly Symptoms of a deadly Fever, beyond the expecta­tion of all about me, restoring me as it were from the very jaws of Death to former health; for which I praise thy Name, O most merciful God, and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying thee to give me a most thankful Heart for this great favour, for which I have cause to admire thee. About the 57th year of my age, August 27. 1632. to Septemb. 29. I was much debilitated with an [Page 150] immoderate Flux of the Hemorrhoids; yet daily was I constrained to go to several places to Patients. By riding, a hardness being contracted, the Flux was stayed for fourteen days. After I fell into a most cruel torture of my Teeth, and then into a deadly burning Fever, which then raged very much, killing almost all that it did infect, for which I used the following method, which by the help of God succeeded. First, I purged thus: ℞ Rubarb infused ʒi. (surely it was infused in some proper water, suppose ℥iii.) Syrup. Diaserios ℥i. Elect. è Succ. Ros. ʒiii. This gave four stools. After I used the Decoction of Harts-horn, and so the Disease was almost cast out by Urine, it flowed very much for four days space; so that I was not only much maciated, but also weakned, so that I could not move my self in my Bed without help. I also had Convulsion of the Mouth and Eyes. Then was a Pigeon cut open alive, and applied to my feet, to draw down the Vapours; for I was often afflicted with a light Delirium. Then my Wife sent for two Physicians. I had used a Clyster with Em [...]llient Herbs, and Electu. Diacath. & Leniti. By the Physicians my Friends, was prescribed the following Electuary, of which I swallowed the quantity of a Nutmeg twice a day. ℞ Elect. de Gem. cal. ʒii. Spec. Plerisarch. ʒi. (from fear of the Scurvy) Manus Christi perlat. ℥i. Conserv. Buglos. & Violar. ā ℥ii. Syr. Luju. ℥i. Syr. Viol. ℥ss. Limon ℥i. Ol. Vitriol. gut. vi. f. Elect. The 27th of Septemb. I was thus purged: ℞ Elect. Lenit. ℥iss. Aq. Absynth▪ ℥iv. Misc. It gave three stools. At the hour of sleep▪ I took Diacodium, Syrup of red Poppies, with Diascordium. For the [Page 151] heat of the Back, ℞ Refrig. Gal. ℥iss. Cerat. Santal. ℥ss. Succ. Sed. Acet. Vini alb. ā coch. i. f. Vnguent. mol. An Emplaster for the region of the Heart, ℞ Labd. ʒvj. Styrac. Calam. ℥ss. Spec. Aromat. Ros. ℈iv. Mosc. gr. iv. Misc. I again was purged thus: ℞ Syr. Diaserios ℥iss. Elect. e Succ. Ros. ʒiii. Aq. Cichor. q. s. It is to be observed, before the Physicians came, there were drawn ℥vii of Blood from the Liver vein, and three days after that were the Leeches applied to the Hemo [...]hoids, and thence removed ℥x. After the Decoction of Harts-horn. Thus I was pretty well able to take Meat. After I used Chalybiat Wine, with Juyce of Scurvy-grass, and Syr. Sceletyrh. [...], and purged once a week with Pul. sanct. Syr. Dia­serios, & infus. Rhab. For the pain of the Teeth I used Ol. Lig. Heraclei. After I was troubled with Itch in the Scrotum, which was cured with our Decoction of Sarsa. with Antiscorbutic Herbs. And so I became perfectly well, praised be God.


BAronet Puckering of Warwick, aged about 44, was cruelly vexed with pain of the Head, es­pecially in the morning, and about evening; yet when he cast himself upon his back, with his Head a little declining, he felt ease. I by the help of God cured him as followeth: ℞ Pil. de Paeon. ʒi. de Succin. Rusfi. ā ℈i. Cephal. Fernel. ℈ii. cum A [...] Betonic. f. Pil. N. 15. He took two at going to bed, and three in the morning. These ended, [Page 152] the Leeches were applied to the Hemorrhoids with happy and desired event, for he was alto­gether freed from the Pain of his Head. After he used the following Opiat: ℞ Lign. Sassafr. incis. ʒvi. Cinam. pul. Cal. Aromat. ā ℥ss. infund. in Aq. Buglos. ℥xii. per hor. 24. deind. coq. ad dimid. colat. adde Conserv. Flor. Cichor. Buglos. ā ℥ss. Theriac. Venet. ʒi. Confect. Alkerm. de Hyacinth. ā ʒiss. Chalyb. praep. ℥i. Diatri. Santal. Diamb. Diamosc. dulc. ā ℈iss. Lap. Bezoar. ℈ss. C. C. praep. Margarit, praep. ā ℈ii. cum Syr. Conser. Citri. f. Opiat. Dose, the quantity of a Filbert, morning, and going to bed. Having taken cold, he fell into a Quotidi­an Fever in the night. I purged him thus: ℞ Syr. Diaserios ℥ii. Rhabar. expres. ʒi. Cremor. Tartar. ℈i. Aq. Betonic. ℥ii. f. Haust. Which he retained for half an hour, and then vomited it, yet had four stools. The next day for his Cough and Phlegm, ℞ Syrup of Maiden-hair and Hyssop, each ℥i. Syrup of Scabious, Magi. ℥ss. make a Lin­cture. He liking it well, it was repeated, with which he cast up abundance of Phlegm. I framed him a Julep with capillary Herbs, Snails, yellow Sanders, China, shavings of Ivory and Harts-horn, with Syrup of Limons and Violets. With three spoonfuls of this Julep were taken two spoonfuls of Aq. Saxon. frigid.Magist. perlar. ʒi. Aq. Scahios. ℥iv. Syr. Caryophil. ℥i. Confect. Alker. ℈i. Misc. Thus he was delivered from his Fever. Afterwards for the preservation of his Health was prescribed the following Opiat, by Doctor Lapworth;Conser. Flor. Betonic. Caryophil. hor­tens. ā ℥i. Cortic. Citri. condit. ʒvi. Extract, Calam. Aromat. ʒi. Cortic. Winteran. pul. ℈iiss. Sem. Paeon. [Page 153] ʒi. Ol. Cinam. gut. iv. cum Syr. Betonic. q. s. f. condit. Of this he took the quantity of a Nut­meg, which was used with great success. For his Spleen I prescribed this: ℞ Emp. Magist. pro Lien. ℥iss. Diachyl. comp. ʒvi. Caran. in Acet. Scillitic. dissol. ʒiv. Rad. Helleb. alb. ℈ii. Ol. Lig. Rhod. ℈i. Misc. f. Empl. It was spread upon Leather, and covered with some Sarcenet, and applied to the Spleen. By these he was delivered from all his Symptoms, and to prevent, had a Fontinel opened in his left Arm.


ALderman Tyler, being exceedingly troubled with heat and roughness of his Tongue, was cured with the following: ℞ Syr. Scabios. mag. Becabung. Nasturt. aquat. Succ. Cochlear. praep. ā ℥ss. Syr. Tussilag. Liquirit. Papav. Erratic. ā ℥i. Misc. It was taken often with a Liquoris stick.


THe Daughter of Alderman Smith, aged about 22, from diminution of her Courses, and fear, fell into the Mother, with Convulsion of the Eyes, and darkness of sight, it continuing all the Fit, together with distortion of the Neck, and palpitation of the Heart, as also a Fever, so that she tossed up and down her Bed. In the time of [Page 154] her Fit I commanded to distil into her Mouth three spoonfuls of Aq. Hysteric. After I fumed her with Vngula Caballina, which delivered her from her Fit. To prevent, was given as followeth: ℞ Castor. pul. ʒss. Pil. Faetid. ʒj. f. Pil. 7. deaur. This purged her well, and delivered her from the Symptoms. Lastly, ℞ Pul. Castor. ʒss. Extract. Hyster. ʒi. f. Pil. N. 9. Of these she took three at bed-time, and two in the morning. By these few Remedies she was perfectly cured, and never had it after.


THe only Son of Mr. Holy-oak (which framed the Dictionary) fell into a burning Fever, pain in the Loins, and Cough, the fore-runners of the Small-Pox, which appeared after the ta­king of the following Potion: ℞ Diascord. ʒi. Tinctur. Coral. Lap. Bezoar. ā gr. iii. It was given in Fennel water. By this he was freed from pain in his Back and Stomach, and they began to appear. To preserve the Eyes, ℞ Plantain water, Eye-bright water, and Rose-water, each ʒi. Camphire ℈i. Saf­fron gr. ii. make a Collyrium. With which the Eyes were gently anointed often with a Feather. To preserve the Throat and Mouth, I prescribed that he should continually gargle Milk and Plantain water mixed, which is a most excellent Remedy▪ Syrup of Pomegranats is also a Secret both to de [...]end the Lungs, Throat, Mouth, and Breast. There­fore I prescribed this: ℞ Syr. Gran. dul. ℥ii. [Page 155] Penideor. ʒiii. Syr. de Ros. sicc. Diamor. ā ℥ss. Di­atrag. frigid. in Tab. ʒiii. Amyl. purif. ℈ii. f. Eclegm. But because this was not to be had, there was used, Syrup of Scabious, Magistral. ā ℥ss. Syrup of Maiden-hair, and Liquoris, each ℥i. mix them. This was very successful. To refresh the Senses, ℞ a little Bread dipped in the Vinegar of Roses, held to the Nose in a fine Rag. For Diet he used this Hordeat: ℞ Hord. mund. p. i. Amygd. dulc. ℥ii. f. Hordeatum lbi. Which was sweetned with Sugar of Violets, that the Pox might be expelled more. To the Skin was used a De­coction of Liquoris, Figgs, and common Barly; which was given hot. He was kept constantly in bed, with a Fire in the Chamber. His Drink was Ptysan. And thus he was cured.


THe Lord of Northampton's Gentleman had the ambulative Gout, wherein he had ex­treme pain, sometimes in one knee, sometimes in the other, so that he could scarce walk. There was also sometime a Retention of Urine, he was aged 34. He was presently eased by the follow­ing Medicines: ℞ Pil. sine quib. faetid. ā ʒi. ex Opopan. ℈ii. Troch Alhand. ℈i. Sal. prunel. gr. xv. f. Pil. deaurat. He took one at ten a clock at night, and four about seven a clock the next morning, and so for three days; by which he was well purged. ℞ Emplast. Oxycroc. Diachyl. cum Gum. ā ℥i. Ol. è Laterib. ʒi. f. Emplast. [Page 156] Which being applied to the pained part, eased it. The 27th of Decemb, to prevent, was given this: ℞ Elect. Caryocost. ℥ss. Crem. Tart. ℈i. Syr. Dias. ℥i. Aq. Betonic. ℥iv. M. After, ℞ Pil. sine quib. ʒi. Fae­tid. ℥iss. Troch. Alhand. ℈i. f. Pil. 10. There were given five for a Dose, by which he was wholly delivered.


Mrs. Boves, of Kings-cotton, aged 46, was mi­serably afflicted with Itch in the Funda­ment, and Ascarides, which were presently cu­red as followeth: ℞ Pil. Hier. cum Agarick, ʒii. Ruffi. ʒi. Faetid. ℈i. f. Pil. N [...] 15. Two of which she took at going to bed, and three in the morn­ing. These done, I gave a drachm of the fol­lowing Rotula's: ℞ Sem. Macedonic. Sem. San­ton. ā ℈iv. Cortic. Granat. C. C. usti. ā ʒss. Dictam. alb. Rhab. elect. Caryophil. ā ℈i. Cinam. ʒii. Croc. ℈i. Misc. f. Pul. with sufficient quantity of Su­gar make Rotula's, weighing a drachm. There were Suppositories used sometimes of Lard, sometime Clysters of Milk and Sugar. She used the Rotula's for fifteen days, by which she was de­livered from the Itch and Worms. Thonerus cu­red a Girl of six years old, only with these fol­lowing: Elect. de Tamarind. cum Fol. Sen. ℥iii. Magist. Jalap. gr. vi. Misc. To preserve, he pre­scribed Rotul. contra Verm. August. ex Fol. Sen. &c.


THe Lady Brown of Radford, aged 49, Jan. 1. 1633. having laboured of the Scurvy long confirmed, and now of a Scorbutic, continu­al, burning Fever, accompanied with the follow­ing Symptoms, with which she was vexed, as beating of the Heart, Wind of the Stomach and the Belly, of which she found very little ease, al­though she vented wind both ways. Her Mouth was continually dry, although she could content her self with a little Drink. Her Pulse was varia­ble, weak, unequal, and often vermicular: The Heat in this Scorbutic Fever was more gentle than in an exquisit, and joined with less thirst and restlessness; or if it were much, yet it was by intervals. Her Urine was thick and red, with the like sediment, unequal, yet thirst less. She was very subject to fainting when she rose out of her Bed, with many other deadly Symptoms, yet was she helped in a few days with the few follow­ing Medicines. Having great torment in the Belly, there was injected this Clyster: ℞ the common Decoction for a Clyster ℥xii. course Sugar ℥iv. fresh Butter ℥ii. mix them. It gave two stools. But before the Clyster was administred, she took the following Electuary: ℞ Spec. Libe­rant. ʒi. in Conserv. Barber. It was given an hour before the Clyster. At the hour of sleep she took five grains of Bezoar, and the next morning the foresaid Electuary. The Clyster was again in­jected, [Page 158] and procured three stools, which gave great ease. She often took the Gelly of Harts-horn in Both, altered with Antiscorbutic Herbs. At the hour of sleep she took this: ℞ Aq. Cord. frig. Sax. ℥i. Syr. Sceletyrb. Forest. coch. ii. The third day I thus purged her: ℞ Man. ℥i. Rha­barb ʒi. Crem. Tartar. ℈i. Syr. Sceletyrb. Forest. ℥i, Aq. Cichor. ℥iii. Misc. This gave four stools. For her thirst she used the Decoction of Harts-horn. And thus she was cured.


THe Lady Rainsford, aged about 62, cruelly tormented with the Stone, Fever, Thirst, Pain of the Back, was cured as followeth: ℞ [...] Pul. Holland. ʒi. Tereb. Cypr. ʒii. Misc. f. Pil. Of which was given ʒi. made in five Pills. ℞ Ol. Scorpion. ʒi. Amygd. dulc. ʒii. With this her Back was anointed. ℞ Decoct. comm. pro Clyst. ℥xiii. Elect. Lenit. & Diaphoenic. ā ℥i. Syr. Ros. sol. ℥iii. Misc. This gave two stools. Six hours after it came away, was given another prepared only of the said Decoction, red Sugar ℥iv. and Butter ℥iv. But note, every third hour she took the following: ℞ Spec. Liberant. ʒi. Syr. Papav. erratic. ℥ss. Hypos. q. s. She rested quietly this night. ℞ Rhab. pul. ʒii. Aq. Fumitor. ℥viii. bul. ad quartam Col. adde Tart. Cryst. ℈i. Syr. Diaserios ℥ii. f. Haust. This gave five stools. The following day she had a Clyster framed only (of Oil of Linseed. At bed time she took this: [Page 159]Spec. Liberant. ℈ii. C. C. praep. ℈i. Tinctur. Co­ral, ℈ss. And so in the morning she was well.


DOctor Tbornberry, Bishop of Worcester, aged about 86, Febr. 1. 1663. was long torment­ed with a Scorbutic wandering Gout, falsly ima­gined by his Physician to be a true Gout, as ap­peared not only by the frequent Change of his Urine, both in colour and substance, but also livid spots in his Thighs. He had very unquiet Nights from falt and sharp humors, and Vapors ascending to his Head; and if he did sleep, it was with terror, which happened from the sud­den slaughter of one in his Family, which did much terrify and perplex his Spirits, and afflict­ed him grievously with Melancholy. His Pain lay sometimes in his Knee, otherwhiles in his Foot, without any tumor in the Foot, but about the K [...]ee and Instep there was great swelling, and after in the Feet. I said he might be eased, but never perfectly cured, which I effected as follows. I omitted purging, he being very weak, and having been before purged. He had a Gelly framed of Harts-horn, with Knuckles of Veal, Partridg, Raisins, Dates, and Antiscorbutic Herbs. It being strained, there was added a little Tincture of Saffron and Alkermes, with Sugar-candy to sweeten it. He took the Juyce of Scurvy-grass prepared in Wine twice or thrice a day. For the Pain and [Page 160] Tumor was applied live-Worms, which I have often applied to others in like pains with good success. Afterwards I used the following, which removed the Tumefaction in three or four days. The Feet were bathed with this: ℞ Brook-lime M x. boyl it in sufficient quantity of Beer, for a Bath; which was used morning and night. After bathing, was applied a Pultess framed of the Pouder of Wormwood, and Yolks of Eggs. The first night he slept more quietly. There were used also inwardly our Antiscorbutic Water, with the Juyce of Scurvy-grass, as before, as also the Gelly. He also had an Antiscorbutic Beer. By all which he was wholly delivered from the pain and tumor in his Feet, so that he could walk abroad.


MR. Simon Vnderhil, aged about 40, troubled with extream Vomiting, wind of the Sto­mach, difficulty of breathing, constipation of the Belly and Scurvy, was cured as followeth: ℞ Jalap. ℈i. Crem. Tartar. ℈ss. Tereb. Cypr. q. s. f. Pil. N. 3. which wrought well. For difficulty of breathing: ℞ Spec. Plerisarchon. ʒii. Conserv. Cochlear. ℥ii. Confect. Alkermes ℈i. Misc, Dose the quantity of a Nutmeg an hour before Meat. It was often repeated. There was also used Diacurcuma before supper ʒii. By these he be­came much better, so that he sent me away, and after came home to me, and said I should either [Page 161] cure him perfectly, or kill him. The 7th of March, after his first sleep at night, he was much troubled with Wind in his Stomach, for which was used this: ℞ Pul. Pan. rub. ℈ii. Conserv. Flor. Viol. & Cochlear. Misc. He slept after that better in the morning. He had a Clyster of a Decoction fra­med of Brook-lime, Water-cresses, Scurvy-grass, and Nettles, ā ℥xii. Holland pouder ʒi. Diaphoenic. ℥i. Spec. Diaturb. cum Rhab. ʒiss. mix them, and make a Clyster. This brought away abundance of Wind. But before the Clyster he swallowed this: ℞ Con­serve of Scurvy-grass ʒiij. Pul. Pan. ruh. ℈i. The 9th day, ℞ the Juyce of Scurvy-grass prepared ℥viii. Syrup of Brook-lime and Water-cresses, each ℥ii. He used Chalybiat Wine, and Elect. Plerisarch. after meat, and continuing the Antiscorbutic Beer for fourteen days, he became perfectly well.


Mrs. Swift, (dwelling with Baronet Brook at Warwick Castle, a Maid,) aged about 20, was miserably afflicted with the Mother, Convul­sion of the Mouth, as also of the Arms and Hands. She had been well purged by expert Physicians, and many other Medicines fruitlesly used; yet by the assistance of God I thus cured: ℞ the Decoction of Briony with Vterin Herbs lbss. Spec. Hier. Pier. ʒii. Holland pouder ʒi. make a Clyster. This in­jected, gave two stools with success. I gave her Aq. Hysteric. (now called Aq. Brion.) ℥i. which the vomiting up, I presently exhibited the follow­ing: [Page 162]Extract. Hysteric. ℈i. Faecul. Brion. ℈ss. f. Pil. N. iii. deau [...]. Half an hour after she had ta­ken them, she vomited them up with some Phlegm and acid Melancholy, complaining of great heat of her Stomach, as if it were excoriated. I pre­sently commanded she should drink half a pint of clear cold Water, which she presently cast up; it was reiterated, and as soon as it was hot in her Stomach, she cast it up again; it was again repea­ted, and then she contained it with ease. For her Convulsion, ℞ Vng. Martiat. ℥ss. Ol. Sassaf. & Succin. ä gut. 5. Misc. With this was her Neck anointed. To the Navil I applied an Emplaster of Caranna, in the midst of which was put of Musk and Civet gr. v. in Cotton-wooll. For many days she used a Gelly of Harts-horn, with a little Faecul. Brion. & Aron. There was used Sternut. Ruland. Being troubled with faintings, twice in an hour there was given her the following, by which she was wholly delivered: ℞ Mosc. opt. gr. 5. Cinam. Caryoph. Nuc. Mosch. ā ℈i. cum Con­fect. Alkerm. f. Pil. deaur.


Mrs. Finnes, being delivered of her third Child, the third day fell into a burning Fever, with thirst and great weakness, her Midwife being with her, gave her Posset-drink made of the Juice of Limons and of Wood-sorrel; and with her Chickens gave her the Juice of Sorrel as Sauce. By which her Stomach being too much cooled, she [Page 163] fell into an Hydropick Tumor, with swelling of the right Thigh and Leg, so that for the pain the Midwife could not move it. To which she appli­ed a Plaster of red Lead, rolling it hard on; the Pain and Tumor yet increasing, I was sent for, when being come, perceiving it hard, I conceived it to be a Scorbutic Dropsy. She implored ear­nestly my help, being in a very desperate conditi­on. She being almost suffocated with Phlegm, I prescribed this Lincture, ℞ Syr. Hyssop. [...]eabung. Nasturt. aquat. & Scabios. Magistr. ā ℥i. Misc. She took of this often with a Liquoris stick, with good event. For a Clyster, ℞ Mallowes, Brook­lime, Water-cresses, Scurvy-grass, each M i. Roots of Fennel and Parsly, each ℥ii. Tops of Elder M ss. boyl them in a quart of Water till it come to ℥xii. in the straining dissolve course Sugar ℥iv. Misc. This cast in, purged her well of Wind and Phlegm. It was reite­rated the the next day with good success. At bed-time she took this: ℞ Pul. Pan. rub. ʒss. C. C. praep. ℈ss. Confect. Alkerm. cum Syr. Limon. f. Bol. That night she was in a fine moist sweat. It was re­peated the next morning. She was subject to fainting upon rising, or when moved, for which I appointed this: ℞ Conserv. Cochl. ℥iii. Spe [...]. Ple­ [...]isarch. ℥ss. Misc. She took the quantity of a Nut­meg three hours before she rose. Multitude of business calling me away, and hindering my re­turn to her, she sent again to me, telling me she had like to have been suffocated with Phlegm the night before; for which I repeated the foresaid Syrup, and our Antiscorbuti [...] Water, of which she took every morning six spoon [...]ls, as also at bed-time. By these she was recovered beyond all [Page 164] expectation of all who gave her over for dead. She took a Clyster every other day, which was this: ℞ the buds of Elder M i. Scurvy-grass, Wa­ter cresses, and Brook-lime, each Mss. Nettles the whole M i. Roots of Parsly and Fennel, each ℥i. boyl them in sufficient quantity of Water to ℥xii. to the strained Liquor add Diacatholicon ℥i. Diaturb. cum Rheo. ℥ii. mix them. It gave three stools. To restore, she had a Restorative framed of Snails, Earth-worms, with Antiscorbutic Herbs, as also with Chicken and Partridg, with Cinamon. She also had the following Scorbutic Beer, ℞ the buds of Elder, Be­tony, Agrimony, Scabious, Wormwood, each M i. Carduus benedictus, Fumitory, Germander, each M ss. Water-cresses, Brook-lime, each M ii. Scurvy-grass M iv. Juniper berries lbss. Shred and contuse them, and steep them in unboyled Beer, five gallons; after boyl them to four, the following Species being in a bag are also to be boiled therein, and with the Beer hung in the Barrel, as the Seeds of Coriander and Anis, each ℥ss. Liquoris ℥i. Sarsaparilla ℥ii. Sassaphras ℥i. Cortic. Winteran. ℥ss. It stood fourteen days be­fore it was drunk of, and then there was taken a draught in the morning fasting, as also before din­ner and supper, and at going to bed. For the Contraction of the Leg, from the beginning, was used the following: ℞ Ol. Cham. Lumbric. de Castor. ā ℥i. Ping. Anser. Gallin. ā ℥ss. Vng. Dialth. ℥ii. Succ. è Fol. Cochlear. Becabung. Nastur. aquat. ā ℥i. Cer. q. s. f. Unguent. This proved excellent, for in three days space she was able to go with a Staff. Every day she also took four ounces of the follow­ing: ℞ Scurvy-grass, Water-cresses, equal parts, Brook-lime half so much; beat them in a stone Mortar, [Page 165] and boyl them in Milk, pouring not much Liquor upon them; and drank it as before, till the Beer was ready. She took the following Clyster twice a week: ℞ of a Childs Vrine ℥xii. in which boil Leaven ℥iss. Seeds of Fennel, Anis, and Dill, each ℥iss. purified Honey ℥i. make a Clyster. And so she was restored to her former health.


MR. Fortescue, (Catholick) of Cook-hil, aged 38, (a great Drinker, of a very good habit of Body, sanguine, very fat,) fell into a Scorbu­tic Dropsy by a Surfeit, with difficulty of breath­ing, hard tumor of the Belly, Cods, and Feet, Wind in the Sides, the yellow Jaundice spread over the whole Body, and tumor of the Sides and Belly, and by all these was much troubled. To whom coming, I appointed what followeth, March 12. 1633. ℞ Pul. Sen. Lax. Spec. Diaturb. cum Rhab. ā ℈ii. Syr. Cichor. cum Rheo. ℥i. Ser. Cerevis. q. s. f. Haust. It gave eight stools. The 13th,Pil. Stomach. Ruffi, sine quib, ā ℈i. f. Pil. 5. which gave six stools. The 14th, a Vein was opened, and ℥vii taken. The 15th, ℞ Polipody, Liquoris, each ℥i. Roots of Succory ℥ss. Brook-lime, Scurvy-grass, Water-cresses, Fumatory, Centaury, each M ss. Sena ℥iii. Agarick sliced ʒvi. Rubarb ʒii. Cream of Tartar ʒi. Flowers of Chamomel, Elder buds, each p. ii. Seeds of Fennel, Carrots, each ʒiss. Cinamon, Cloves, Corticis Winterani, each ʒi. Zedo­ary ʒss. Saffron ℈ss. Raisins of the Sun stoned ℥iii. [Page 166] make an Infusion in eight pints of Water for twelve hours; in the morning boil it till a third part be wast­ed. Dose, eight spoonfuls every day, which gave daily five Stools. The 18th,Pil. Aggregativ. Stomach. Ruffi, ā ʒss. Gum. Got. praep. gr. xiv. f. Pil. N. x. for two Doses, which gave five Stools, each. After meat he took this: ℞ Diambr. ʒii. Sacch. Ros. ℥ii. Misc. Dose was half a spoonful. The Restorative was made as in the former Obser­vation, as also that in Observ. 59. of this Century; every third day purging. For quenching thirst, instead of Beer we used the following: ℞ the sha­vings of Sassafras, shaved Liquoris, ā ℥ii. Fennel seeds ʒii. C [...]rrants ℥iss. put them all into a Pewter pot, and pour upon them three quarts of scalding Wa­ter, after stop it very well, and set it in a cold place, till it be cold. He used Diacrocum to ʒii, every morning for five mornings, and after Meat. ℞ Spec. Plerisarchon. ʒii. Sacch. ℥i. Dose, half a spoonful. The 24th day he was purged with these Pills prescribed for the 18th day, which gave eight stools. After to sweat was this prepared: ℞ G [...]aiacum shaved lbi. Water nine pints, boil it to the half; towards the end cast in Soldanella dried Mi. the inner Bark of Cinamon ℥ii. Raisins unstoned ℥ii. after they are boyled enough, pour them into a Glass Vessel, in which there are three pints of White-wine. Of which take ℥ix in the morning, and vi in the evening, covering him well that he may sweat. His Diet was drying. Every third day he had the Clyster prescribed (of Urine) in the former Ob­servation. And once a week the following Bole, ℞ Jalap. ℈iss. Cream of Tartar ℈i. Elect. of Ta­marinds ℥ss. make a Bole. It gave six Stools. By [Page 167] these the Tumor was altogether removed. But the third of April, by what Fate I know not, he fell into a Fever. He had two Fits, with shaking six hours long, three in heat. I purged him a­gain with the foresaid Bole, which gave him five great watery Stools; by which he was delivered from his Fever. Afterward he used the foresaid Antiscorbutic Beer for a month, and the following Pouder after Meat: ℞ Pul. Pannonic. rub. Spec. Diambr. Spec. Diamosch. dulc. ā ʒi. Ol. Anisi. gut. iij. Sacch. alb. ℥iv. Misc. f. Pul. Dose, as much as would lie on a Six-pence. By these means in six weeks time he was perfectly cured.


MR. Kimberley, aged about 26, had laboured long of a general Lassitude, had a greater Appetite than Digestion, a filthy yellow Jaundice, Pain in the Loins, weakness of the Legs, a prick­ing Pain of the Head, especially near the Ears, a frequent change of the Urine, sometimes thick, and sometimes clear like Spring water; some­times great pain of the Legs, Tumor of the Gums, swelling of the Fingers, with pain, Hypochon­driac Winds, with many other Signs of the Scurvy confirmed, with which was joined sweat­ing and wandring Pains. He had used the natu­ral Bath without success, and had had often pur­ging and Sudorific Decoctions, and all fruitless, yet he was restored as followeth: May 1. ℞ Dia­tartar. ℥ii. of which he took every day a small spoonful. [Page 168] Which gave four Stools. About three or four a clock in the morning, when his sweating usually began, and at four a clock in the afternoon, he took ℥iv of the Juyces expressed out of the fol­lowing Herbs, being mixed with Sugar, and ʒi of Cinamon. ℞ Scurvy-grass, Water-cresses, each lbss. Brook-lime ℥iv. bruise them, and strain them, adding ʒi of Cinamon, and sufficient Sugar. He also used this Antiscorbutic Beer: ℞ Bark of Ash, Tamaris, and Capers, each ℥ii. Horse Radish sliced ℥vi. Wormwood, Fumatory, Germander, Carduus benedictus, Celendine, each M ss. Betony, Scabious, Ceterach, Valerian, Nettles, each M i. Water-cresses, Brook-lime, each M ii. Scurvy-grass M iv. let the following be put also in a bag, and boiled in the Beer, as Juniper berries bruised ℥vi. Cortic. Winteran. ℥ss. Sarsaparilla ℥ii. Sassafras ℥ss. Liquoris ℥i. Seeds of Anis, Carraway, and Coriander, each ℥ss. Nutmegs two. After the Beer is boiled, hang the Bag in the Vessel. It is for four gallons of Beer. After it is barm'd, pour in of the Juyce of Pippins lbi. the Juyce of Scurvy-grass lbii. White wine lbi. After a fit time use it for ordinary Drink. For his Tu­mors in the Fingers were used live-Worms, as Observ. 69. He was purged with these Pills: ℞ Pil. Hier. cum Agarick, Mastic. Stomac. Imperial. Ruffi, ā ʒss. Misc. fiat 5 Pil. ex ʒi. Which was the Dose taken, and gave five Stools. May the 13th,nine fresh Worms, and bruise them in a Mortar with two spoonfuls of White-wine; after strain them, and put it into the rest of the pint of Wine. Of which he took three spoonfuls in the morning, noon, and evening. And every third day purged with the following: ℞ Pil. aggregat. [Page 169] ʒi. Stomac. ʒss. Gamboi. praep. gr. xiv. f. Pil. 10. Dose five, which gave so many Stools. When he began to be well, he drank the foresaid Beer, an hour after which he took some of the follow­ing: ℞ Elect. Chalyb. ℥iv. Conserv. Cochlear. ℥ii. Misc. Dose, the quantity of a Nutmeg. The Beer and Electuary were used for fifteen days. After meat the quantity of a Nutmeg of the fol­lowing: ℞ Conserve of Scurvy-grass ℥i. Bugloss ℥ss. Spec. Plerisarchont. ʒii. Misc. Every fourth or sixt days he took the following to purge: ℞ Conserv. Violar. ℥i. Spec. Diatrag. frigid. ʒiss. Turbith. Gum. Mechoac. albis. ā ℥ss. Diagrid. cum Ol. Fae­nic. praep. ʒii. Sacch. in Aq. Faenicul. dissol. ℥xiv. Ol. Cinam. gut. vi. Ol. Anis. gut. iv. f. Confect. in Morsul. Of which he took ʒvi, which gave eight Stools; it is called Morsul. purgant. de Mechoac. He used his Beer for three months, in which time he was delivered from those cruel in­tense Pains, and they did not return again. For which he returned me many thanks, and called me his Father, because he said I had delivered him from the jaws of Death, and made him perfectly well.


Mrs. Editha Staughton, aged 16, was misera­bly tormented with Ascarides night and day, whom I cured perfectly and speedily, as I cured Mrs. Bove; for which see Observ. 66. of this Century.


Mrs. Wilson, who for the recovery of her health, took a Journey to Bristol, for as she thought she was tormented with the Stone, for which she drank of St. Vincent's Well too greedily, to the quantity of eighteen pints a day, for the expelling of the Stone; so that thereby cooling her Body too much, she fell into a Palsy. She presently got her self conveyed to the Bath, where being purged by Dr. Lapworth, and using the Bath, she was restored. Returning home in rainy and tempestuous weather, that night she was assaulted with the Mother, with fainting, and a light Palsy on the left side. To whom being called, by Di­vine assistance I helped as followeth: ℞ Aloes lu­cid. ʒii. Agaric. Troch. rec. Rhab. elect. ā ʒi. Cortic. P [...]ad. Cappar. Winteran. Tamarisc. ā ℈i. Faeculae Brion. & Aron. ā ℈ss. Castor ʒiss. Crem. Tartar. ʒss. Spir. Succini gr. iv. cum Syr. de. Fumar. com­pos. q. s. f. Pil. N. 6. ex. ʒi. Of which she took three at a night when she went to bed, which gave her four Stools the next day. For the wind of her Stomach, ℞ Spec. Diamb. ʒi. Ol. Sal [...]. Chy. Nuc. Mosch. Caryoph. ā gut. iv. Sacch. in Aq. Ros. dissol. ℥ii. f. Rotul. To be taken after meat. For the Palsy, ℞ Spir. Rorismar. Ol. Succin.part. aeq. With which her Neck was gently an­ointed. For fainting, ℞ Spec. Plerisarch. ℥ss. Sacch. opt. ℥ii. Misc. Dose half a spoonful. When she fainted, this delivered her both from her [Page 171] fainting, and trembling of her Heart, with which she had usually been troubled. It is a Pouder worth Gold, which I always carry about with me. She used also this Decoction: ℞ Guaiacum ℥viii. Bark of the same, Rosemary, Sassaphras, Sar­saparilla, each ℥i. Betony, Sage, Lavender, Ger­mander, each p. i. Roots of Elicampana, Piony, Oris, Citron Pills dried, each ℥i. Spring water lbvi. infuse them for twenty four hours in a hot place, after boyl them in a close Vessel; after straining, sweeten it with Sugar, and aromatize it with Spec. Diambr. ʒss. She took ℥vi of it in the morning, and sweat, and as much at four a clock in the afternoon, without sweating. She had Clysters framed of the common Decoction, and Carminative seeds, to which was added Holland pouder. She used also Cyprus Terbentine framed into Pills very often. And thus she was delivered from all these, and danger of Death.


Mrs. Wagstaff of Warwick, (Widow) aged about 48, was troubled with a continual vomiting, pain of the Stomach and Head, as if pricked or stabbed with Needles and Daggers; also she had pain of her Loins, and numness of her Feet, whom I cured as followeth: ℞ our E­metic Infusion ʒvi. It gave her three vomits, and three Stools. For the pain of the Stomach, ℞ new Conserve of Roses ℥i. Spec. Aromat. Rosar. ℈i. Theriac. Lond. ʒi. Misc. For two Doses. For the Back, ℞ Oil of Scorpions ʒii. Oil of sweet Almonds [Page 172] ℥ii. mix them. She had a quiet night, and well eased of her pains. The next morning was cast in the following Clyster: ℞ Althaea roots ℥i. Pel­litory of the Wall M ii. Melilot, Mallows, Chamomel flowers, each M i. Seeds of Line, Faenugreek, each ℥ss. of Fennel seed ʒii. boyl them in Water lbii. in ℥x of the straining was dissolved Cassia drawn for Clysters ℥i. Oil of sweet Almonds ℥ii. Capons or Goose grease ℥i. make a Clyster. For her Side, ℞ Vng. de Althaea ℥ii. Ol. Amygd. dulc. ℥ss. Misc. With which her Side was anointed, and upon it put a Linnen Cloth anointed with Butter warm'd. It was done twice a day. For the wind, ℞ Con­serv. de Anthos, Bugloss, ā ℥iss. Conserv. Caryoph. hort. ℥i. Rad. Enul. Camp. condit. Zinzib. condit. ā ℥ss. Spec. Aramat. Ros. ʒiss. Confect. Alkerm. ℥ss. cum Syr. Regis, vel Pomis, f. Elect. Dose the quantity of a Nutmeg. After meat she took of the following Rotula's: ℞ Spec. Diamb. ʒss. Diamosc. dulc. ℈i. Ol. Anisi. gut. iii. Sacch. in Aq. Buglos. dissol. q. s. f. Rot. She purged twice a week with Diatartar. For watching, ℞ Vng. Alabastr. vel Popul. ℥ss. Laud. Paracel. dissol. in Aq. Ros. gr. x. with which her Temples was an­ointed: And so she was healed.


Mrs. Cooks, near 48, of a thin body, was much troubled with pain of the Stomach, dark­ness of the Eyes, deafness and noise in the Ears, beating of the Heart, with several other Symp­toms [Page 173] constant Companions of Flatus Hypochon­driacus, arising from the ill Disposition and Ob­structions of the Liver and Spleen, whom I cu­red as followeth: First I purged the first ways with the following: ℞ Sarsapar. ℥ii. Hermo­dact. ℥iss. Guaiac. Liquor. ā ℥i. Sen. ℥ii. Polipod. Querc. ℥ii. Epithem. ℥ss. Enul. Camp. ʒvi. Agaric. Rhab. ā ʒii. Sem. Anis. Carui. Coriand. ā ℥ss. Infuse them in a close shut Vessel in four pints of Wa­ter for twenty four hours; after boyl them, keeping the Vessel close, lest the Vapor exhale. Take of this Decoction being strained lbss. Syr. Magist. ad Melan­chol. ℥iv. Dose was from ℥ii to iv. Being well purged, she took this: ℞ Elect. Chalyb. ℥iss. de Tamarind. ℥i. Misc. The quantity to be taken was ℥ss. to be used with exercise. Twice a week was given of the following: ℞ Pil. Stomach. sine quib. ā ʒss. de Paeon. Chamaepit. ā ℈i. f. Pil. N. 12. Of which three was given at the hour of sleep. After was taken the Electuary prescribed Observ. 72. Of Conserve of Scurvy grass, ℥ii. &c. For deafness was used Carduus benedictus Water, twice distilled, and dropped into the Ear. By these she was perfectly cured.


NUrse Degle of Bengwort, aged 29, troubled with spitting of Blood from the Lungs, as also with the yellow Jaundice, was cured as fol­loweth: ℞ Oxymel simpl. ℥iv. Syr. Capil. Vener. ℥ii. Misc. for two mornings. After she was thus [Page 174] purged: ℞ Rhab. Pul. ʒiss. Syr. Ros. Sol. ℥i. Aq. Plantag. ℥iv. Syr. Capil. ven. ℥i. Misc. Being thus well purged, she had a Vein opened. After Astringents were used, as, ℞ Lapid. Haematit. subtilis. pul. & cum Aq. Plantag. lot. ʒi. (which hath an admirable quality in stopping of Blood) Coral. rub. Bol. Arm. ita praep. ā ʒiii. Ter. sigil. ʒiss. Pul. Diareos simp. ʒi. f. Pul. tenuis. Dose ʒiss in Barly water, in which was boiled Plantain and Knot-grass. It it is to be given in the morn­ing fasting, and at the hour of sleep, to the quan­tity of ℥ii of Aq. Spernol. Crol. and so for many days. Every second or third day she had a Clyster, as, ℞ Mallows, Althea, Beets, Mercury, each Mi. Prunes 5. Figs 12. Melon seed bruised ℥i. the seeds of Anis and Fennel, each ʒi. French Barly, Rye bran, each p. i. boyl them in Whey to ℥xii. in the strain­ing dissolve Catholic. ℥i. Cassia extracted for Clysters ʒv. course Sugar ℥ii. make a Clyster. And thus by God's help she became well.


Mrs. Editha Staughton, aged 17, was miserably afflicted with Melancholy, her Courses as yet not having broken forth, as also with the Mother; she was very easily angry with her near­est Friends, so that she continually cried out that her Parents would kill her, as also of all others that came unto her. She had been purged well by expert Physicians, yet her Father desired my counsel, whether she was curable; to which [Page 175] I answered, Very hardly, being her Constitution was Melancholy. I advised there should be few to trouble her, and so began with emollient and dis­cussive Clysters, as also such as respected the Hu­mor: As ℞ of Chicken-broth (wherein was boiled Sorrel, Pimpernel, Borage, Hyssop) lbi. common Oil ℥iiss. Salt of Tartar ʒi. make a Clyster. This was used two days. After she was thus purged: ℞ of the foresaid Broth ℥v. Cream of Tartar ℈iv. Oil of Vitriol 5 drops, make a Potion. By this the Humor was rendred more obsequious. After was opened a Vein on the left Arm. She was the next day after purged again. After was appli­ed the Leeches to the Hemorrhoids. Again she was purged with an Helleborated Apple, in which Apple was rosted ʒi of Hellebore; after­ward the Hellebore was cast away, and the Apple given. Being well purged, we laboured to di­vert the Humor from the Brain by Ligatures and strong Clysters, strengthning the principal parts with the following: ℞ Conserve of Roses vitriola­ted, Borage, Bugloss, each ℥i. candied Citron Pills, Conserve of Clove Gilly-flowers, each ℥ss. Spec. de Gem. Laetific. ā ℈ii. Hyacinth. praep. ℈i. Confect. Alk [...]rm. ʒi. Spec. Diamarg. frigid. ā ʒiss. with the syrup of Apples make an Electuary. The Dose was ʒi before meat. To discuss wind, that Pouder was used, prescribed Observ. 34. Cent. 1. As, ℞ Coriand. praep. ʒii. Sem. Faenic. &c. It was given after meat. There was also used the following Wines: ℞ the opening Roots, each ℥i. Bark of Cappar roots ʒi. Sassafras ℥iss. Wormwood, Ground­pine, each M i ss. Ceterach, Balm, Germander, each M i. Flowers of Borage, Bugloss, Scabious, each [Page 176] p. ii. Broom leaves p. i. seeds of Fennel ℥i. of Car­raway, and sem. Siler. Montan. of each ʒi. All these were beaten, and put into a Vessel, in which was put the shavings of Juniper, and there was poured up­on them of White-wine lbxxx. And so being well stopped, they were set in a Cellar. After they were infused eight days, I took 9 lb of it, wherein I in­fused Rubarb ʒvi. Sena ℥ii. Mechoacan ℥ss. Dod­der and Cinamon, each ℥ss. Cloves ʒi. And so it was used instead of Purges. It was given every morning two hours before dinner, with taking some spoonfuls of Broth. After three days ta­king, she had that prescribed for comforting the Brain and Heart. In all Medicines we added Humectors. For her watching, I gave at bed-time a spoonful of Diacodium. This caused rest, and in it she sweat. There was Tartar often used by reason of its great force in contemporating Melancholy, and Atra bilis. And thus by the blessing of God she was delivered from her Dis­temper.


MR. John Trap, (Minister, for his piety and learning second to none) about the 33 year of his age, of a melancholy temper, and by much Study fell into Hypochondriac Melancholy, and pain of the Spleen, with some Scorbutic Symptoms, viz. difficulty of breathing after gentle motion of the Body, beating of the Heart, with fainting at the rising of the Vapours, and [Page 177] became a little better when they were dispersed. He had a gentle Erratic Fever, so that he was much amaciated; after he had done preaching on the Sabbath, he could scarce speak; his Urine changed often, his Pulse was mutable and unequal, and he languished much. Some ordinary Medi­cines were used, but not succeeding, he desired my help and counsel, which was readily perform­ed by me in prescribing the following, by which he was restored from the very jaws of Death, both safely, quickly, and pleasantly. March 11. 1635. ℞ Tartar. Vitriolat. ℈iv. in pomo sub cineribus c [...]ct. With this he had two Stools, and his Urine came in greater quantity, but like clear Spring water. The 12th day, ℞ Merc. dulc. gr. xx. Tart. Vitr. ℈i. Gut. Gamb. praep. gr. iii. Misc. This was given in the Pap of an Apple; it gave him four Stools. The 14th day he took ʒi of Cream of Tartar, it gave one Stool. For his Cough and Catarrh, in the night he held in his Mouth one of our pectoral Rolls. The 15th he took of our Chalybiat Wine; as ℞ Vin. Chalyb. ℥iv. Syr. Sce­letyrb. Forest. ℥iii. Misc. The first day he took two spoonfuls, the second day four, exercising two hours after. For the strengthning of the Spleen, ℞ Raisins of the Sun lbi. boyl them in Sack to the consistence of a Pultess, pass it through a strainer, and mix therewith Conserve of Rosemary flowers, of Bugloss, each ℥ss. Spec. Laetificant. Aromat. Rosar. Diamarg. calid. Diacinam. each ʒij. Lig. Aloes ado­riti. ʒss. candied Citron Pills, Cinamon, each ʒi. Chalyb. praep. cum Sulphur. ℥ss. Saffron ℈i. mix them. The Dose was the quantity of a Filbert in the morning. The 19th,Syr. Magist. ad M [...] ­lanchol. [Page 178] ℥ii. Aq. Buglos. ℥ii. Tartar. subtilis. pul. Misc. It gave four stools. The next day he took the Chalybiat Wine. April the 2. he was purged as before, with which he was cheared for three days after he took the Wine. The se­venth day he purged with Cream of Tartar ʒi. Now he had our Antiscorbutic Beer; and his E­lectuary being ended, he took six spoonfuls of the following Water: ℞ Aq. Limacum nostr. Aq. Ranar. simpl. ā ℥iv. Confect. Alkermes ℈ii. Manus Christ. perl. ℥ss. Syr. Sceletyrb. Forest. ℥ii. Aq. nost. Antiscorbutic. ℥vi. Splenetic. ℥ii. (both Doncrelius) Misc. This being ended, he desired his Electua­ry again, in which he said the greatest hope of his Cure lay, and was worth Gold. He having it, used it for eight days, purging every fourth day. But being much troubled with bitterness of his Mouth, I gave him ʒv of our Emetic Infusion, which removed it, and he returned to the use of his Electuary. And thus by God's blessing he was freed from all his Symptoms, and was well cured, for which he returned me hearty thanks.


THe Earl of N [...]rthampton, aged about 32, be­ing following his Hounds in a cold and rainy day, got cold, and suddenly was miserably tor­mented with a flatuous Pleurify, and pain of the Belly, like to a true Pleurify. He had a small Cough, was restless, feverish, thirsty, and the Pain was stretching. I being p [...]tient when he came home, [Page 179] prescribed this Clyster: ℞ Decoct. com. pro Clyst. lbi, Diaphaenic. Diacatholic. ā ℥i. Pul. Hol. ʒii. f. Clyst. This gave three stools with much wind, and de­sired event, for the Pain was mitigated; yet in his Breast he felt a pricking, to remove which was this prescribed: ℞ Vng. de Alth. ℥ii. Ol. Amygd. dulc. ℥ss. dissol. & misce ad ign. pro Vng. With which his Breast and Side was anointed, and upon it a double linnen Cloth spread with Butter warm'd. By this the Pain remitted, and he had a quiet night, and fell to sleep. The day fol­lowing he used this expectorating Syrup: ℞ Syr. Scabios. Magistral. Capil. Vener. Liquor. Hyssop. ā ℥i. Misc. He took it often upon a Liquoris stick. In the night he held in his Mouth one of our Pectoral Rolls. In the morning he was an­ointed again, and so was freed from all his pain, and he became whole.

Thus have I dispatched what I had of the Au­thor; and if I add any more to compleat the Century, I hope it will not be offensive.


IN a Quotidian and Bastard Tertian, after the Body hath been well evacuated, the following hath been often experimented by Thonerus:Car­duus benedictus, and the lesser Centaury, each M ii. Sometimes add Roots of Assarabacca boyled in White-wine and Water to lbi. Of the straining exhibit ℥iv hot for several mornings, especially if the Members [Page 180] be tumified. It is to be taken in Bed, sweating.

I remember great Zacutus in Quotidians and other of long continuance, when other Remedies long used had proved fruitless, found most effect­ual ℥iv of the Juyce of Fennel Roots, given in a morning with Sugar fasting, for ten days. It is to be given in bed, being well covered; it most frequently provokes sweat abundantly; in some it procures spitting of abundance of tough Phlegm; in others it breaks wind both upwards and down­wards. I cannot pass that of his in Febris Epiala, wherein cold and heat, if felt at one time, caused from pituitous gross Phlegm, and bitter Choler, which also is excellent in Bastard Tertians, which is this: ℞ Flowers of Chamomel (I have experi­mented the Herb it self, yea in various effects,) p. iii. tops of Roman or Pontick Wormwood p. ii. boyl them in three pints of Water till half be wasted; to the straining, add Sugar ℥iv. Vid. Author. Prax. Histor. pag. 592. & Prax. admirand. pag. 101. both in Folio. Thoner. p. 73. The Dose of the last, which I had almost forgot, is ℥v or vi eve­ry day.

One more of Thonerus in the same page for a Quotidian in his Wife: ℞ Carduus benedictus ℈ii. Gentian root ℈i. f. Pul. It was given in Wine before the Fit, and cured her; it caused vomit. Hence it concludes, that Emeticks and Diaphore­ticks are more needful th [...]n Purges in intermitting Fevers.


THe same Thonerus, pag. 76. and 79. of his Observations, gives us in two Cures of a Quartan. The first of a Captain, of melancholy nature, livid aspect, black beard, who having been molested with a Qu [...]n, and the Cure suc­cesslesly endeavoured by va [...]ous means, and other Physicians, he cured with this: ℞ Polipody of the Oak new gathered ℥ss. the roots of Succory, Fennel, Butchers-broom, and Sparagus, each ʒii. Wormwood, Centaury, Betony, Dodder, Agrimony, Ceterach, each p. ii. both Maiden-hairs p. i. Sena ℥iss. Agaric. Troch. ʒiii. Rubarb, Turbith, Gum, ā ʒi. Crem. Tart. ʒiss. Seeds of Anis, Galangal, each ʒss. with white Sarcenet make a Bag, for three quarts of Wine, and Betony wa­ter, and of Succory, each lbss. Within a few days the Fever remitted.

The other was performed upon a certain noble Officer, who although otherwise he was of a ro­bust nature, yet having long laboured of a Quar­tan, other means proving empty, it was removed by this: ℞ Gala. ℈iv. Diagrid. praep. gr. vi. Crem. Tart. ℈ss. f. Pul. It was given in ℥iii of Hydro­mel. It brought away abundance of vitious Hu­mors.

Zacutus tells us, he cured a contumacious Quar­tan, with opening the Salvatella in the Foot, in Prax. Hist. pag. 596.

Riverius gives several Observations of the Cure of this obstinate Disease. One of a Girl, aged [Page 182] 14, in Novemb. 1630. who for two months la­boured of a double Quartan, whom he cured by the infusion of ʒi of Sena in his Aq. Febrifuga for several days; the fourth taking, cured. Another aged 30, labouring of a Quartan, Decemb. in the same year, was cured by the same means, at the seventh taking. These are both in his first Century, pag. 32. His Aq. Febrifug. you surely have in his Prax. Med. chap. 4. lib. 17. We have him cu [...] almost all others with his Febrifug. which [...]he gives you an obscure description of in pag. 319 of his Cent. In imita­tion whereof I framed a Pouder of three parts of Merc. dulc. and one of Croc. Metal. with which I have cured some. I will not say if the Merc. could be got here twelve times calcined, that I had got his Secret; but I should think I had got that which would prevail.


THe Author hath given in some Observations of Distillations on the Eyes, of none falling elsewhere, that I remember. Riverius in his third Century affords us an Observation on himself, which fell out Novemb. 17. 1644. The South Wind blowing, he was troubl [...]d with a Catarrh and hoarseness. The second day of the Disease he kept his Bed, and took nothing, only twice of an Hordeat at usual times of eating. The third day he took a laxative Ptisan with ℥i of Manna. The fourth day he rested, his Hoarsness much di­minished. [Page 183] The fifth day, a dry Cough being pre­sent, a Vein was opened. The sixth day the Cough persevering, he took Calomelanas ℈i. cum Resina Jalap. gr. viij. It did little till towards eve­ning, when it gave two small stools; yet the Cough was altogether removed. I hope any that have heedfully read his Observations may observe, that his Calomel. is Merc. dulc. This I conjectured before the last Impression of his Praxeos Medic. And in that I think the Case is undisputably re­solved, if he compare his Observation concerning Worms, and his Chapter about the same in his Praxeos; only remember, it must be six times pre­pared. The same Distemper he cured himself of with twice taking Laud. Opiat. the first time gr. 3. the next time gr. ii Cent. 3. Observ. 69. Only this is observable in his communicated Observ. viz. That in most violent Catarrhs nothing stays sooner than this of Rulandus:Ferment. acriori [...] ℥ii. Carab. pulver. ʒii. f. Catap. which is to be applied to the Suture, the hair being removed.

Thonerus tells us, that one being obnoxious to a Chronic Catarrh, other things being fruitless, was cured with the following, drawn up into the Nose, and the Decoction of Sassafras for Drink. ℞ Fol. Nicotian. cum Ol. Anis. praep. ʒi. Flor. Ma­joran. ℈i. Mosc. gr. i. f. Pul.


EMpyema, a Suppuration from a Pleurisy, hath not yet been mentioned, I might heap up Ob­servations of its Cure, both by operation of the Side, and by internal means. I my self cured one that had made its own passage without injection, only keeping a Leaden Pipe, an attractive Em­plaster upon it, and the Diet-drink prescribed by Riverius, in his Chap. of Empyema. And he gives us two Observ. both which was opened, and after cured, Observ. 79. Cent. 1. and Observ. 75. Cent. 2. To the latter, being a Child, for some days he applied an emollient and attracting Ca­taplasm before Incision. Zacutus helps us with with the like, Observ. 120. lib. 1. Prax. admirand. But for the cure of one without apertion, take Thoner. Observ. 6. lib. 3. which he performed by helping Nature to expectoration, although the Empyema was very grievous: ℞ Aq. Hyssop. V [...] ­ronic. prass. Card. bened. Scabios. Chaerefol. ā ℥ii. Sacch. cand. alb. ʒvi. Of this surely he drank. ℞ Spec. Diair. Sem. ℈iv. Diatrag. calid. ℈ii. Ex­tract. Rad. Enul. ℈j. Ol. Anis. gut. iv. Sacch. dis­sol. in Aq. Scab. ℥iv. f. Rotul. By these the noble Lord in a short time was cured.


ONe molested with Chronic straitness of the Breast, often returning from a crass Phlegm adhering as Glue, was eased with nothing so much as the following Pouder, a drachm of which was given with Wine or Broth, yea, this he fled to as his only help, if he felt any ill: ℞ Sena ℥ii. Jalap poudered ℥ss. Diagridium prepared ʒiiiss. Crem. Tart. ʒiiss. Cinamon, Anis seeds, ā ʒi. Cloves, Ginger, ā ʒss. f. Pul. It is also most excellent in affects of the Head and Stomach from Phlegm. Thoner.


A Flatuous Pleurisy you have mentioned in Observ. 83. of this Cent. but of a true Pleu­risy there is no Observ. that I remember by the Author; we shall supply therefore this defect from other Authors.

Riverius in Observ. 56. Cent. 1. tells us, after many bleedings, and other ordinary Remedies, the fifth day the Fever continuing violent, as also the pain in the Side, was cured by ʒi of Frankin­sence rosted in an Apple, and eaten, and after drinking Carduus benedictus water ℥iv. Being well covered, he sweat a little, with decrease of the Fever; the next day he sweat much twice or thrice, and he became well. This I made trial of on one [Page 186] John Fort, whom I let blood several times, and used both anointing and Linctures, yet all pre­vailed not; only I repeated Thus de Pom. twice or thrice.

Zacutus in one of his Observations helped us to an Ointment which I have found to answer ex­pectation; it is this: ℞ Unguent. de Alth. ℥i. Ol. Amygd. dulc. ℥ss. Misc. 'Tis thus to be used; after the pained Side is anointed with it hot, there must be strewed upon it some Pouder of the Flow­ers of Chamomel, upon this a Cabbage leaf an­ointed either with Butter or Hogs grease.

Thonerus acquaints us, that he cured one by ex­hibiting ℥ii of Oil of sweet Almonds, with Hen­broth hot; by this he cast up abundance of Phlegm, and gave some stools: and this he often observed. Take one more of his, in which first he opened the Mediana of the same Side. To mitigate the pain, was used this: ℞ Ol. Amygd. dulc. ℥ii. Sacch. cand. alb. ℈i. Misc. By this the Pain was much remitted, and he had ten stools after. Twice or thrice a day he took ℥iij of the follow­ing Decoction: ℞ the Flowers of red Poppies M i. Scabious water lbiss. Waters of Carduus and Corn-Poppy, each ℥iii. boyl them gently with a little Sugar make a Julep. This prohibited the Flux, and qualified the Inflammation. To absterge, ℞ Wa­ters of Hyssop and Carduus, each ℥iss. of Scabious ℥ii. of Coltsfoot and Chervil, each ℥iss. White Sugar candy ʒvi. Man. Christ. perlat. ʒii. Misc. In few days he became well, although the sick Man him­self despaired of Life.


A Maid, aged 18, was so vehemently molested with the beating of the Heart, that its mo­tion was not only felt but seen, from a serous and vaporous matter environing the Pericardium, or Purse of the Heart, with a notable paleness of Face, and livid Lips, with which was conjoined the Green-sickness arising from a thick and tough pituitous humor mixed with Bile, as also the Ob­structions of the Meseraick. To cleanse the whole Body, open the Obstructions, and to strengthen the Bowels serving to Concoction, the following was appointed: ℞ roots of Succory, Elicampana, Fennel, and Aven, each ʒii. Roman Wormwood, Car­duus benedictus, Centaury, Germander, Dodder, Balm, both Maiden-hairs, each p. i. Sena ℥i. Rubarb ʒiii. Agarick new trochiscated ʒii. Mechoac. ʒiss. Cream of Tartar ℈iv. Cinamon ʒi. Galangal ℈iss. Anis seed ʒss. make a Bag for three quarts of Wine, and Wa­ters of Succory and Carduus benedictus, each lbss. Every other day she drank of it a pint. In the mean time this was exhibited: ℞ Rubarb ℈iiss. Jalap, Cream of Tartar, each ℈ss. make a Pouder. It was given in Broth with happy success. ℞ Spec. Diagaling. aromat. Caryophil. Diacinam. ā ℈i. Dia­nis. ʒss. Man. Christ. perlat. ʒvi. Sacch. fini. ℥iii. f. Trag. It is to be taken after meals upon a tosted Crust, besprinkled or dipped in Wine. ℞ Spec. Arom. Caryophil. ā ℈iv. Diagal. ℈ii. Diambr. ℈i. Ol. Stil. Macis gut. iv. Sacch. in Aq. Melis. dissol. [Page 188] ℥iv. f. Rotul. Sometimes she took five or six drops of the said Oil of Mace in Broth. For change, ℞ Cortic. Citri. condit. ℥ss. Conserv. Melis. Borage, ā ℥j. Dianth. ʒvi. Spec. Laetif. Gal. Diamb. Diamosc. dulc. ā ℈i. Sem. Citri. Oss. Cord. Cer. ā ℈ss. Myrob. Embl. condit. j. Fragm. Lap. precios. omnium praep. ā ℈i. cum Syr. Cortic. Citr. f. Elect. For the Stomach, ℞ Ladan. Elect. ℥ss. Gum. Taccamah. ʒij. f. Scut. Spread it upon Leather, and put upon it red Sarcenet, and apply it to the region of the Stomach. By these she was restored.


A Woman so troubled with the after-pains, from the impurity of the Womb, insomuch that she thought she should die, was eased by the following: ℞ Herbs of Mallow, Mercury, Betony, Balm, ā M ss. Flowers of Chamomel, Melilot, Dil, ā M ss. Seeds of Anis, Fennel, Carraway, ā ʒii. boil them in Wa­ter to the half; in ℥x of the straining dissolve Diacath. ℥i. Hier. s. Gal. ʒiii. Oil of Chamomel, Dil, and sweet Almonds, ā ℥i. Honey of Rosemary flowers ℥i. the Yolk of an Egg, and a little Salt; f. Clyst. The pain not ceasing with this, the following was cast in, ℞ Oils of Chamomel, Dil, and sweet Almonds, each ℥ii. red Sugar, Rosemary flowers, and Hony, each ℥i. two yolks of Eggs, and half a pint of Hen­broth, make a Clyster. This was repeated; she highly commended the Physick and Physician. Those Clysters in torments of the Belly retained two or three hours, oftentimes so mollifie the [Page 189] Excrements, that it is wont to provoke to more stools than a purging Clyster. Thus Thonerus.

I have often given ease to Women, by exhibi­ting a draught or two of Chamomel Posset-drink, with a Pouder framed of Nutmeg, Anisseed, and Cinamon. Zacutus highly commends his Pouder prescribed in Prax. Hist. lib. 3. chap. 20. That's more cheap, and may be as effectual, prescri­bed by Riverius,of Comfry roots dried ʒi. Peach Kernels, and Nutmeg, each ℈ii. Amber ʒss. Amber-grease ℈ss. of all which make a Pouder. Dose ʒi in White-wine, unless a Fever be present, and then give it Broth.


FOr the Green-Sickness Thonerus affords us this: A Maid having this Disease, with lack of her Courses, and Jaundice, from pituitous and bileous humors. First, ℞ Extract. Panchym. Crol. ℈iss. Extract. Cochlear. ℈i. cum Aq. Melis. f. Pil. 15. ℞ Rad. Cichor. Faenic. Enul. ā ʒii. Polipod. Querc. ʒiii. Herb. Melis. Absynth. Hyssop. Betonic. ā M ss. Card. ben. Centaur. Minor. Chamaedr. Cuscut. ā p. i. Fol. Sen. q. s. ℥i. Agaric. rec. Troch. ʒiiss. Rhab. Jalap. ā ʒii. Crem. Tart. ʒii. Cinam. ʒi. Galang. ℈ii. Passul. ℥i. f. Sacch. pro mens. Vini. For the opening of the Obstructions, ℞ Chalyb. cum Sulph. praep. ℥i. Faecul. Rad. Aron. ʒiss. Succ. alb. praep. Cinam. ā ℈iv. Coral. rub. praep. ℈ii. Marg. praep. ℈i. f. Pul. It is to be divided into fourteen parts, and given in Wormwood-wine, and exercise an hour after. And thus she was cured.

[Page 190] I my self have cured some by first giving them Vinum Rubel. ℥i. afterward the following Pouder: ℞ Chalyb. praep. cum Sulph. ℥i. Sem. Anis. ℥ii. Nuc. Mosch. N i. Sacch. fini. ℥iv. f. Pul. subtilis. Dose ʒii or ʒiii. every day for fourteen days.

Riverius tells you, he cured one troubled with it joined with the Cholick, first by purging with a Potion purging Phlegm, a Vein being opened the day before, and also three days after, as I re­member. After she took every morning Spirit of Tartar ʒss. with the Decoction of common Worm­wood. The second time given, the Cholick vanished, and in continuing it for ten days, she was perfectly cured. For drink she used White-wine, wherein prepared Steel had been infused, which she continued for some time after. She was grievously afflicted with Obstructions of Liver and Spleen, was thirsty, her Courses suppressed, ten­sion of the Sides, and a very ill colour of the whole Body, her Cholick afflicted her twice or thrice a day.


HEmorrhages of Nose, and some other parts, have been dispatched by the Author. We shall give in briefly some of the Womb, out of others, and such only as are after the Birth and Abortion.

Riverius tells us of a Woman, after miscarry­ing suffering even to the greatest dejection of strength from an immoderate Flux of blood, whom [Page 191] he cured as followeth: He prescribed Frixions and Ligatures to the upper parts, Cups under the Paps, also Epythems and Pigeons, fomented her hands with hot Wine, and Confect. Alkerm. and the following Potion: ℞ the Water of Plantain, Orange flower water, and Roses, ā ℥i. Syrup of Coral ℥i. Sal. Prunellae ʒi. Dragons blood ℈ss. make a Potion. Which being presently given, before the other Remedies were performed, yea, within a quarter of an hour, her pain of Belly and Loins was eased, and her Flux diminished, so that there needed no other Remedies.

And Observ. 96. Cent. 1. Thonerus informs us, that he cured a Citizens Wife of Vlm, who in Child-bed was sore troubled with Hemorrhoids of her Womb, with fainting, to whom he gave the following: ℞ East Bezoar. gr. iv. prepared Pearl ℈ss. with Borage water ℥i. Her Symptoms van­ished. ℞ Magist. Coral. gr. xii. It was given in Broth. For drink, ℞ Syrup. Granat. Coral. ā ℥iss. in Aq. in q. Frustual. Auri. candesc. extinctum. He cured another with this: ℞ Coral. rub. praep. ℈ii. Margar. ℈ss. Bol. Arm. praep. ℈i. f. Pul. It was given in Hen-broth. And to conclude, he tells us of a Maid suffering under the overflowing of her Courses; when other things were fruitless, she was helped with Tincture of Coral, which he saith is so helpful, as that it may be noted as a white Stone.


THe Stoppage of Urine, and Strangury, i.e. pissing by little, as drop by drop, may be joined together; the one being a total, the other a partial suppression of Urine; the total may be either true or bastard. The latter befell one Goody Brown in Warwick, who could not make water at all, and yet no fulness on the region of the Bladder, nor desire to make water. After I had used all means to procure it, as Clysters, Oint­ments, Cataplasms, and Catheter, she died. I opened her, and found her Bladder quite empty, and in her Kidneys several Stones, one in each Kidney fallen into the mouths of the Ureters, or passages of the Urine, like two Stopples, so that no Urine could pass.

Thonerus affords us an Observation of both Stranguria and Ischuria, with which one of 70 years being cruelly tormented, as if in labour in casting out the Urine by little and little, and yet fruit­less, from the cold distemper of the Bladder, with redundancy of Phlegmatick Humors, who was cured as follows: ℞ Mallowes, Pellitory, Mercury, Betony, each M i. Chamomel, Melilot, Dil, each Mss. Seeds of Fennel, Anis, Carraway, each ʒii. Linseed ʒiii. boyl them to the third part; in ℥x of the strain­ing, dissolve lenitive Electuary ʒvi. Hier. Sym. Gal. ʒii. Bened. Lax. ʒiss. Ol. Cham. ℥iss. Amygd. dulc. ℥i. Terbentine dissolved in a little yolk of Eggs ℥ss. Honey of Rosemary flowers ʒvi. a little Salt; make a [Page 193] Clyster. After was applied this: ℞ Herb of Mal­lows, Pellitory of the Wall, Chamomel, Melilot, Dil, each M i. Seeds of Anis, Fennel, Carraway, each ʒii. of Line ʒiii. make two Bags; boyl them in Water, after express them, and apply for a fomentation. After anoint, ℞ Vng. de Alth. ʒii. Ol. Scorp. ʒiiss. Cham. Aneth. Lilior. alb. ā ʒiii. Misc. Oil of Ambe [...] rectified, six drops, in two or three spoonfuls of Parsly-water hot, or Broth of a Hen, did prevail much. He tells us in suppression of Urine, in a continual Fever, he used the following with ad­mirable success: ℞ P [...]l [...]itory of the Wall M iv. boy [...] it to the consistence of a Cataplasm; add Oil of white Lillies ℥ii. of Scorpions ℥i. make a Cataplasm.


PAins in various persons are exceeding trouble­som, and sometimes intolerable; they come sometimes from outward Causes, as Sprains, Blows, or Falls; in which case I have applied two Plasters with admirable success; one was Emp [...]rum C [...] ­ [...]tum, vid. Mel. Chirurg. the other Melilot simple Others come from D [...]fluxions, and of these re­ceive these Observations of Thonerus▪

A Woman troubled with a grievous [...] night and day of the right Arm, from the shoulder downwards, with a Tumor, so that she could not lift it up, in few days the Pain and Tumor was removed with this: ℞ Diacaleith. ℥i. de Melilot ℥ss. Misc. It was spread upon Linnen.

A Maid cruelly tormented with pain of the [Page 194] right Arm also, was eased in one day with a Plaster of Taccamahacca spread upon Leather, as also many others, when from a cold cause.

Another vex [...] with a great pain of the Loins, from a Defiux [...]on, was thus cured: ℞ White-bread Crums infused in Milk, after (if you will) pass them through a Seive, add the Yolk of an Egg, and fresh Butter, with so much of the full [...] Oils as was fitting: Oils of Chamomel, Dil, white Liliies, each ℥ii. of Earth-worms ℥iss. mix them. The Pultess being spread on Cloth, apply it hot. This gave present ease.

A Widow being troubled with the like pain, being aged 70 years, was cured with this: ℞ Vng. de Alth. Anodin. ā ʒii. Pingued. Cunic. ʒiss. Ol. Scorp. ʒii. Misc. In pain of Feet and Arms he often used a Cataplasm of new Cows dung, with Oil of Roses, with good success.

One having a grievous pain in her Thighs, as if moved with Convulsion, was cured with the following: ℞ Ol. Hirund. cum Castor. ℥i. Aq. The­rac. Cephalic. Spir. Lil. Conval. ā ʒii. Misc. It was used hot.

Another Woman having a grievous pain of the whole right Arm, was cured with this: ℞ Oil of Earth-worms, Fats of a Man, Dog, and Badger, ā ʒii. mix them. It was used hot. Another with a long pain of the right Arm, was cured with a Plaster of Oxycroceum. Such Pains I have oft­times cured with either Emplastr. Crocatum, or else with Paracelsus, two parts, and one part of Oxycroceum, dissolved with a little Oil of Dil.


THe French Pox hath been cured by Thonerus as followeth: A Woman infected therewith, with Scabs, and excrescence in Anus, having been before under a Chirurgeons hand, I cured thus: ℞ Elect. Diacath. Confect. Ham. ā ℥ss. Pul. San. Lax. ℈ii. f. Bol. by intervals. ℞ Mas. Pil. Her­mod. aurear. Coch. ā ℈i. cum Aq. Betonic.Mas. Pil. Aurear. Coch. de Fumar. ā ℈i. diagrid. [...]r. iii. cum Aq. Fumar. f. Pil. 27. ℞ Lign. Sanct. ℥x. Cortic. ejus. ℥i. Sarsap. ℥iii. infund. in Aq. lbxii. decoq. ad ined. resident. alt. lbxii. decoq. ad 3 part. adde Passul. ℥ii. Liquor. ʒii. for ordinary drink, Ri­ve [...]ius tells us he hath cured many with a Sudorific and purging Decoction, taken for twenty days; and if this prevailed not, he used Vng. Mercur. In the midst of Winter he [...] many with the said Decoction alone, in which a Sudorific Diet could not be administred, by reason of the sharp­ness of the Air.

He also gave in an Observation of a Child of thirty months old, which it received from the Nurse, the Body being scabbed all over. ℞ Rasur, Lign. Guaiac. ℥ii. Aq. Font. lbii. infund. per 24 [...]. deind. bull. ad 3 part. consump. Colat. Capiat. ℥iii. Every day in the morning, two hours before meat, covering the Body a little more than usual, this was continued twenty days. ℞ Scammon pul. gr. vi. Merc. dulc. gr. v. f. Pul. tenuis. which was given with one or two spoonfuls of Panada sugar­ed; [Page 196] upon it drinking a little Broth. This was used every fifth day, and the Dose of both increa­sed according to working. The residence of the foresaid Decoction being boiled in three pints of Water, made an ordinary Drink, adding Sugar and Liquoris to gratify the taste. These Reme­dies continued a month, it became well. In our Mellif. Chirurg. is set down a purging Drink that hath cured several in Warwick-shire.


STruma's, vulgarly called the Kings-Evil, have been cured as follows, by Zacutus, with the following, which he takes God to witness, never failed him: Take the great root of Briony well wash'd, and cut it in small pieces, boyl it in lbiii of Oil, till it be wasted; to the straining, add Terbentine lbss. Wax ℥iv. and the Vessel removed from the Fire, make an Unguent. This he spread upon Cloth, and appli­ed it twice a day; if it be not ulcerated, it either mollifies and resolves them, or brings them to suppuration. Therefore this Ointment draws to it self by little and little the Humor turned into Sanies, cleanseth the Ulcer, mundifies, and incarns. If it do not bring away the roots, then put up­on the Ung. a little Sublimate, like a Mustard-seed▪ for this draws the Mucous to it self. If upon the application of this, there follow heat, burning, and inflammation, for some days content your self with applying the Ointment only; if the heat and burning be very much, anoint the part with [Page 197] an Ointment framed of a whole Egg, Womens Milk, and Oil of Roses. And so by degrees, although in a long time, they may be happily cured. I have resolved great ones my self with Empl. Crocatum, sometimes exhibitin [...] ▪ Pils. Riverius cured one in a Maid's Neck, after the fruitless use of many Me­dicines, with a Plaster framed of equal parts of Empl. de Vigo. quadruplic. Merc. Vitriol. Roman. & Gum. Ammoniac. in Aceto soluti & ruspissau, cum Ter­bin. s. q. which cured in a month. In the mean time there was used a fit Diet, and sometimes convenient Evacuations.


REtention of the After-birth is very sad, and usu­ally brings with it Death, as I have oft obser­ved, although sometimes it hath been excluded some time after, as appears in Riverius, and others, Zacutus professeth he hath delivered many in this Agony by exhibiting ʒiss of the following Pouder in Wine with Sugar: ℞ Carab, tenuis. pul. ʒi. Castor. ʒss. Dictam. Puleg. ā ʒi. Cinam. ʒi. Borag. ℈iss. Spicae. Nard. ℈i. Myrrh. ℈iss. Rub. Tinctor. ℈i. Croc. gr. vi. f. Pul. subtilis.

Thonerus helped one with this: ℞ Troch. de Mirrh. ℈i. Succin. alb. praep. ℈iss. Borag. gr. vii. f. Pul. It was given in the Waters of Mugwort ℥iss. and of white-Lillies ℥ss. The After-birth was cast out within an hour after.

H [...]rstius acquaints us that this happens very often through the unskilfulness of the Midwife, [Page 198] but always with great danger of the Mother; yet saith he, by the grace of God I have seen some delivered by the use of that Pouder, which Forestus commendeth, framed of the Troches of Myrrh, Seeds of Violets, Rad. Dictamn. & Rasur. Dactilo­rum. Although he saw three or more, which af­ter fell into the suffocation of the Womb, and swooning, and within few hours died miserably. That nearest to this of Forestus's prescription, is this: ℞ Rad. Dictamn. alb. ℈iss. Sem. Violar. Ci­nam. Elect. ā ℈ss. Rasur. Dactylorum gr. iii. f. Pul. He exhibited in Wine, and proved effectual. May be Horstius substituted Troch. de Myrrh. instead of the Cinamon, and so made it more effectual.


I Shall conclude this Century with Tumors in various parts, being Observations of several Persons. Riverius tells us, that a Womans Breast being inflamed, by reason of a Blow there recei­ved, and therein also was Milk that could not be sucked out, he cured it, by the first day embrocating it with two parts ex Ol. Ros. comp. and one part Omphacina. The second day, and the following he continued the said Embrocation only to the pained part, and twice a day applied to the whole Breast Vng. de Althea. And so without any other Remedy, in a few days she was cured.


THonerus cured a Merchant's Wife, who had very great Pain and Tumor on her right Breast from a Flux of hot Humor thus: ℞ Mal­lows, and Violet leaves, each M i. Chamomel M ss. boyl them, and pass them; after add a pound of White-bread crumbs, Oil of Roses ℥ii. Oil of Cha­momel, and fresh Butter, each ℥iss. two Yolks of Eggs, and so make a Pultess. You had best boil the Herbs and Bread in Milk. This eased the Pain, and removed the Inflammation; and apostumating, it was opened, to which was used this: ℞ Venice Terbentine ℥i. Honey of Roses ℥ss. Flower of Wheat and Barly, each ʒiss. put it in with Tents. There remaining some hardness about the Paps, the following being applied, resolved it: ℞ Empl. Diach. Mag. de Melilot. ā ℥ss. Misc. He cured ano­ther Merchant's Wife of a Scirrhus on the right Breast, so that it was suspected to be a Canker, when other things proved fruitless, with this: ℞ Empl. Diach. Mag. de Melilot. Ceronium, ā ℥i. Gum, Ammoniac. in Acet. dissol. ℥ss. Misc. He saith, he also cured one that had a hard tumor about the region of the Throat, as followeth: ℞ Empl. Diach. cum Gum. ℥ss. de Melilot. ʒii. Misc. This gave no ease, but the following within a few days resolved it: ℞ Empl. Diacch. cum Gum. ℥ss. Ce­ronei ʒii. Misc. The same did prevail in a hard tumor of the Scrotum.


ONe having a hard tumor on the right Knee, and having used several Plasters and Oint­ments without success, his Knee being contracted, so that he could neither extend it, nor could not go: I applied this: ℞ the Flower of Beans and Barly, each ℥ii. Bran well beaten M i. Goats dung beaten ℥iv. Chamomel and Melilot, each M ss. with Lixivium and Sapa, make a Cataplasm, to which add Oil of Chamomel, and Dil, each ℥i. And with this in a few days the Tumor was resolved. The same Cataplasm Zacutus experienced, and highly comends it in his Med. princip. Histor. in folio, pag. 571. Col. 2.

For Warts adhering to the Lip, and other parts, Thonerus experimented this: ℞ Vng. Alb. Camphor. ʒii. Ol. Tartar. ʒi. vel ℈iv. Misc.

For watery Tumors in the Scrotum, he follow­ed this Course: First he anointed with Oil of Cha­momel, afterward applied the following: ℞ Empl. de Bacc. Laur, cum Sterc, capr. ℥ii. de Melilot. ʒvi. M. For Drink was used the Seeds of Anis. Fennel, Car­raway, and [...]oots of Parsly boiled: this provoked much Urine.

Riverius cured an Infant thus: ℞ Farin. Hord. lbss. decoquatur cum Vin. gener [...]s. ad Pultis consistenti­am, d [...]inde adde Oxymel simpl. ʒi [...]i▪ f. Catap. It was applied morning and night [...]

An Hundred Select COUNSELS FOR Several Honourable Persons, and others, by very Eminent Physici­ans: And all upon English Bodies.

COUNSEL I. Hoarseness.

THE Right Honourable, Francis Lord Brook, had the following Advice from Dr. Barksdale, for his Hoarsness, which proved very effectual: Take Gum Am­moniac dissolved in Vinegar of Squils ʒii. Myrrh so prepared, purified Galbanum, Quick Sulphur, each ʒi. Wood lice prepared, Faecula of Aron roots, Oris, each ʒi. Saffron gr. v. Balsam of Peru, and Tar, each a like, sufficient to make a Mass of Pills. Of which take ℈ii made into six Pills; which quantity was taken first in the morning, again at four a clock in [Page 202] the afternoon, and last at night, after which eve­ry time was drunk ℥ii of the following Water: ℞ Marsh-mallow roots, of Briony, Oris, each ℥ii. Li­quoris shaved ℥iss. Leaves of Horehound, Arsmart, Ground-Ivy, each M ii. Cinamon ℥i. Saffron ʒii. beat them altogether, and infuse them in a quart of Milk, and two ounces of Honey for ten hours, and distil it in a Glass Still. The same Course hath cured others.

COUNS. II. Kings-Evil.

FOr his Honour for Scrofula's Tumors, and Ca­tarrh, by Dr. Prujean, Dr. Bates, and Doctor Barksdale, Roots of Sarsaparilla lbss. white San­ders shaved ℥iii. boyl them in three gallons of Ale, till one be wasted, after add of Ale two gallons, tun them up together, and in the Vessel hang a Bag with the following Ingredients: Succory roots ℥iv. Sopewort roots ℥iii. Florentine Oris ℥i. Raisins of the Sun stoned lbi. both sorts of Liquoris, each ʒvi. Seeds of Ashen-keys, and Mustard, each ℥i. Anis seeds ℥ss. bruise them all grosly, and put them into a Canvas bag, as also some small pieces of Steel, weighing two ounces. After it is fit to tap, take it three times a day, as before, fasting an hour or two after.

COUNS. III. Catarrh.

FOr his Honour for a Catarrh, by Dr. Prujean:Syrup of dried Roses, Jujubs, Violets, and Diacodium, each ʒii. Venice Treacle ʒi. mix them. Of which take a spoonful every night at the hour of sleep. ℞ Liquoris pouder, and of Aniseeds, each ℥j. finest Sugar dissolved in Mucilage of Gum Dra­gon, drawn with Rose-water sufficient quantity, ad­ding Confection of Alkermes ʒii. Make them into Rolls, of which hold oft under the Tongue. After which was prescribed a Lime-water to drink, which you have in the Marrow of Physick, the last Edition, pag. 178.

COUNS. IV. Kings-Evil.

BY the foresaid Doctors, and Doctor Boles, was prescribed for the Evil what follows: For his Honour, first was prescribed the foresaid Lime-drink, and for his Catarrh, ℞ Syrup of dried Roses ℥iij. of red Poppies ℥ii. of Mirtles, Maiden-hair, and Betony, each ℥i. Oil of Sulphur twelve drops; Mix them, and take a spoonful at the hour of Sleep. ℞ Aromat. Ros, Dia [...]rag. frigid.[Page 204] ʒi. Diair. ʒii. Sacch. puris. ℥iiiss. solut. in Aq. Ros. f. Tabul. Take of them at any time, also before and after Meals. ℞ Pouder of Sarsaparilla ℥ii. of China ℥ss. finest Wheat-flower lbiss. Sugar-candy, o [...] other ℥ii or iij. Make Biscots like Naples, with Seeds of Carraway and Coriander for ordinary Bread. Take Spirit of Saffron seven drops in Su­gar at pleasure. Chew Mastick for half an hour twice a day. ℞ Miastic. ʒiii. Coriander seed ʒii. boyl them in a pint and half of Water for a quarter of an hour; towards the end add Conserve of Roses ℥iss. after strain it. Of which was taken three or four spoonfuls at pleasure. An Issue was made on the Coronal Suture. If his Honour find bene­fit by sucking, let him continue it; otherwise let him fall to his Lime-water. If he refuse a Plaster to his Head, let him have an Aromatic Cap. Also pouder his Head with the following: ℞ Am­ber ℥i. Oris ℥ss. Mastick, red Roses, each ʒii. Mar­joram, Rosemary, Sage, Nutmegs, Cinamon, [...] Seeds of Nigilla, each ℥i. make a Pouder. Of this also may be framed the Cap. Sugar of Rose, or Pearl-Sugar, may be eaten at pleasure, as also before and after sucking. If he will permit, open an Issue on the inner part of the Arm, or near the first Vertebra of the Back. ℞ Leaves and Flowers of St. Johns-wort M vi. Coltsfoot M iv. Mastick wood ℥iii. boyl them in six gallons of thin Ale; when tu [...]n'd up, hang in it lbiss of Sugar of [...]oses, for another ordinary drink.

COUNS. V. For the same.

FOr his Honour by Dr. Barksdale, being to go up to London with him from Warwick Cast [...]e [...] To his Head was applied the next: ℞ the Cepha­lic or Head-Plaster ℥iss. Taccamahac. ℥i. Oil of Nut­megs distilled, 40 drops. He also took Syrup of Oak of Jerusalem, with distilled Milk, with pecto­ral Herbs, and Lozenges framed of Sugar and Cordial Water. When got up to London, by a Consult of Physicians, and Dr. Barksdale, was the following prescribed: ℞ Syrup of Oak of Je­rusalem ℥iiij. Cream of Tartar ℥iii. Species of Dia­tragacanth cold ʒii. White Sugar ℥iii. Mucilage of Quince seed, drawn with Rose-water, sufficient to make Tablets; to be kept in the Mouth at pleasure. ℞ leaves of Coltsfoot, spotted Lungwort, Ground-Ivy, each M iv. of the greater cold seeds, each ℥i, Sow-lice bruised ℥vi. Of all which a Bag was pre­pared for Drink, to drink constantly. ℞ Ointment of Tobacco ℥iii. Balsam of P [...]ru ʒi. mix them; To anoint the Breast morning and night. ℞ Tabul. Diatrag. frigid. for use. Take fresh Briony roots ℥ii. Oris ℥iv. Angelico ℥ii. of Valerian root ℥ii. Liquo­ris ℥iii. Dragon root ℥iv. Nettle seeds ℥iv. Seeds of Anis, and sweet Fennel, each ℥i. of Gil. Run-by­ground, spotted Lung [...]ort, with the roots, also Colts­foot with its roots, each M iv. Ci [...]mon ℥ss. Saffron [...]ii. Honey lbi. Let them be cut small, and dis [...]illed [Page 206] with three quarts of Milk in a Glass Body. Take Syrup of Jujubes, of Liquoris, each ℥ii. mix them for use. Take Flower of Benjamin gr. iv. Amber­grease gr. iij. Juyce of Liquoris ʒss. Make five Pills, and guild them. Take leaves of Coltsfoot, spotted Lungwort, each M iv. Ground-Ivy, Speedwel, each Miijss. Scabious M vi. Marsh-mallowes, and Mullen, each M ii. Nettle seeds ℥ss. Anis seeds ℈i. Liquoris ℥i. All being rightly prepared, boil them with Raisins stoned ℥iv. and Dates sliced ℥ii. in sufficient quantity of Fountain water, strain them in a Press; to lbvi of the Liquor clarified, add Sugar-candy ℥x. boyl them to a Syrup in Bal. Mar. The Dose to take is a spoonful at fit seasons. In all his Broths or rear Eggs take prepared Pearl from ʒi to ʒiss.

COUNS. VI. Catarrh.

FOr his Honour, and his Brother Algernoon, for a Catarrh, by [...] Prujean. Take the best Sarsa­parilla ℥iv. Sassafras ℥ii. Shavings of Harts-horn and Ivory, white and red Sanders, each ℥iss. Leaves of Sage, Marjoram, Rosemary, each M iss. Flowers of Sage, Betony, Rosemary, Lillies of the Valley, each M i. Dates xx. Liquoris ʒx. Juniper berries ℥i, boyl them all in Water lbx. to viij. a due Infusion premised for 24 hours. Towards the end of the De­coction, add best refined Sugar ℥viii. Drink it at meals, and at other times, as ordinary Drink; being strained, take every morning of it hot lbss. [Page 207] and endeavour to sweat. Also every other night take Pil. Macri to half a dram.

COUNS. VII. Scurvy.

[...] Honourable, the Lady Katharine [...], [...]owager, by Dr. Bates, for the Scur­vy. [...] Cyprus [...]erbentine ℈ii. Rubarb poudered [...] Castor [...]r.ij. Oil of Nutmegs a drop, and make [...] Pills; which were taken in the morning [...] very easy to work on, as is the whole [...]. Diet-drink, Take leaves of Sea Scurvyrgras lbii. Garden Scurvy-grass lbj. Brook-lime [...] them into a Pulp, add Orange Peels ℥ii. Barberry [...]. Roots of Dragons ℥iii. Currants cut lbi [...] [...] in a Bag for four gallons of small Al [...]. [...] is clear, drink it for ordi­nary [...] or fourteen days. Take Garden Cresses M iv. Water-cresses, Brook lime, each M vi. Sea Scurvy-grass M x. Pine leaves M vi. beat all to a [...]p, and strain out the Juyce; to every pint put in three ounces of the finest Sugar; set them upon hot Embe [...]s (but not to seeth) two hours; then pour off the clear Juyce. Of this drink six spoonfuls [...], in a draught of the Diet-drink; if sh [...] sup, take the like quantity an hour before supper. Take Brook lime finely shred M xij. lap it up in some Wheaten Dough like an Apple-Pasty, which bake; after break the Pasty, herbs and all, into pieces, put it into a Bag, with four Oranges sliced, [Page 208] Raisins of the Sun only cut lbss. hang them in six gal­lons of Wort for ordinary Drink. After six days begin to drink of it. Take leaves of Carduus, Ro­man Wormwood, Scurvy-grass, Dodder, Speedwel, Liver-wort, Harts-tongue, Agrimony, each M i. Roots of Oak-Fearn, Horse-radish, Elicampane, all sliced, each ℥i. Limons cut xij. Nutmegs, Mace, each ʒiii. boil them in Spring water to lbiii. strain it, and take of it four spoonfuls, with compound Syrup of Scurvy-grass two spoonfuls. Juyce of Scurvy-grass Juyce of Brook-lime and Water-cresses, each lbss. Juyce of Oranges ℥iv. White Sugar sufficient to make the Syrup. Or, Take of both Scurvy-grass lbxii. Water-cresses lbij. Briony roots cut lbiv. Horse-radish root lbij. Oranges cut lbss. Nutmegs ℥iij. Limons cut xij. Grains of Paradise ℥i. Shred those to be shred, and beat those to be beaten, and in­fuse them in sufficient quantity of White-wine; stop the Pot well up, and after two days distil them. Which may be used instead of the Juyces.


FOr a Cold, by the said Doctor, for the same Lady: Take Laudanum gr. ii. old Conserve of red Roses ℥i. Diacodium ʒvi. Syrup of Jujubs ℥ss. mix them. Of this her Honour did take by lick­ing a third part at the hour of sleep for three nights. Take leaves of Coltsfoot, Maiden-hair, each M iiss. spotted Lung-wort M iss. Hyssop Mi. Roots [Page 209] of Marsh-mallows ℥i. Jujubs, Raisins stoned, each ℥iii. boyl them in lbiv of Barley-water till a third part be wasted; after strain it, to which Liquor add Sugar-candy ℥ii. Clarify it exactly, and of it take ℥iv at the three Medicinal hours, also other times if there be need. Take Ointment of Orange-flower, with it anoint brown Paper, and apply it to the Breast twice a day.

COUNS. IX. Mother-Fits.

FOr Hysteric Fits, for the said Lady, by the same Doctor, ℞ Philon Roman. ℈ii. Aq. Brion. com­pos. ℥iss. Syr. dè Nuc. Mosch. ℥ss. Misc. She took it at the hour of sleep. ℞ Mastick Pills ʒss. Oil of Nutmegs 3 drops; make three Pills, to take after the first sleep, one, two, three, or four hours after midnight, sleeping after them. In the morning she took Manna ʒvi. dissolved in Broth, with ʒi of Cream of Tartar. At the hour of sleep that night she took Diascordium ʒss. Diacodium ℥ss. in Mint water ℥i. ℞ Pil. Aloephang. ʒii. Sal Absinth. ℈i. Ol. Anis. gut. ij. Misc. f. Pil. No 15. She took three at the hour of sleep. Her Honour's usual Purge was, ℞ the best Rubarb sliced ʒi. infu­sed in Snail water for three quarters of an hour; after strain it, and take it. This she did three days in seven for a month together.

COUNS. X. Hurt in the Eye.

THe Honourable, Mr. Robert Grevil, being hurt in the Eye with a Foil, the following was prescribed by Dr. Bates: Take of the Waters of Fen­nel and Eye-bright, each ℥iss. white Rose water ℥i. prepared Tutty ʒii. Camphire gr. ii. mix them. Drop two or three drops into the Eye thrice a day warm.

COUNS. XI. Hurt in the Eye.

THe Honourable, Mr. Algernoon Grevil, being hurt with a Foil in the Eye, was cured by Dr. Bates's direction, which was as followeth: The Foil being run into his left Eye, it presently swell'd, and he bled at the Nose, and was trou­bled all the afternoon with vomiting. There was immediatly applied to it a Plaster of Conserve of Ro­ses. At night Dr. Bates being sent for, he pre­scribed what follows: He took a Clyster of a pint of new Milk, and six spoonfuls of Sugar. As soon as it had done working, he bled ℥viij from the Cephalic on the same side. After was applied this: Take green Wormwood M ss. Carduus M iss. red Roses [Page 211] Mij. boyl them in Milk and Water to a Pultess, being ta­ken from the Fire, there was added the Yolks and Whites of three Eggs well beaten, and after all well mixed. It was to be applied warm every seventh hour. But these not being to be had, was appointed Chamomel, Violet leaves, and Smallage, each M i. The next morning he took Manna ℥ii. Syrup of Roses three spoonfuls, in a pint of Whey, several times, till all was drunk up. That morning was appointed two Leeches to be applied behind the Ear, and as many to the Temples, to prevent the growing Film. And then was applied this Pultess: Take leaves of Hyssop, beat them in a Mortar, like a Conserve, after put to it a little warm Water, and a little washed Butter, and a little prepared Tutty, and so applied to the Eye affected. To the Eye­brow was applied Empl. ad Hern. spread upon Taffaty Ribbon, about an inch broad, and two or three inches long. After this the Eye mended, but seemed lesser than the other, and he had about it somewhat an obtuse pain, whereupon for fear that some bruised blood might remain, he had four Leeches applied to the Temple-Veins on the same side; and the next Pultess was applied at night for a week together: Take Flowers of Broom, El­der, each ʒiii. of St. Johns-wort ℥ss. the seeds of the last ʒvi. leaves of Sage M i. Rosemary p. iii. make a fine Pouder, and mix it with the Meal of Lu­pins and Beans, each ℥iii. red Wine, sufficient quan­tity; boyl them to the consistence of a Pultess, and add Oil of St. Johns-wort ℥ii. For his ordinary Drink was appointed the next: Take the shavings of Rosemary wood, and white Sanders, each ℥vi. China grosly poudered ℥iiss. Guaiacum so prepared ℥iv. Rai­sins [Page 212] of the Sun stoned lbiss. leaves of Sage M. iii. Rosemary and Betony, each p. vi. make a Bag for five or six gallons of Beer; add to the foresaid, Hyssop Miii. Figs lbi. Liquoris bruised ℥iv. after it is ready, drink of it. Purge with these usual Pills: ℞ Pil. Macr. Aloephang. Imperial. Alo. Ros. ā ʒi. Ol. Nuc. Mosch. Rorism. Succin. ā gut. ij. vel iij. Misc. f. Pil. Ce­phalic. formerly prescribed by Dr. Prujean. He gargariz'd and wash'd his Mouth oft with red Wine, Allum, and Syrup of Raspis-berry. After the use of the Diet-drink two or three months, he concluded with these Pills: ℞ Pil. Rud. ʒss. Macr. ʒiss. Jalap. pul. ℈ii. Ol. Major. ℈ss. Syr. de Stae­chad. q. s. f. Pil. 6. ex. ʒi. He took one at night in Bed, and two betimes in the morning; in the first draught he drunk ʒi of Cream of Tartar. These he took every day, and so increased, unless they gave him five stools. Take Sena ℥iv. Guaiacum poudered, Dodder, each ℥ii. Roots of Mechoacan, Turbith, Roots of sharp Dock and Mullen, each ℥iiii. Leaves of Betony M vi. Sage and Rosemary, each M iss. Nutmegs ʒiii, ʒiii. Raisins of the Sun stoned lbiss. make a Bag for four gallons of thin Beer. This he drank, when ready, a pint at bed-time, and in the morning, for six or eight days. With these he was cured.

COUNS. XII. Tumor in the Throat.

FOr the same honourable Person was prescribed by Dr. Bates and Dr. Prujean, for a Tumor in his Throat, what follows: ℞ Pil. Macr. & Succin. ā ʒi. Ol. Sassafr. gut. iv. Misc. f. Pil. 12. He took two betimes in the morning, sleeping after them. This he did twice a week. Take Amber grosly poudered ℥ss. Dragons blood ʒss. mix them for a Fume; which he drew into his Mouth half an hour, which was oft repeated. To the said Pou­der was added Cloves ʒiss. and so strewed upon his Head at bed-time daily. To the Tumor was applied this: Take the Pouder of Oris ℥i. Saffron ℈i. Honey sufficient to make into a Plaster. Which was applied warm upon Leather outwardly to the Throat, and repeated once a day. Take Jews-ears ℥iii. Flowers of Chamomel and Elder, each M i. Liquoris shaved and bruised ℥ss. Figs sliced 6. boyl them in Carduus water lbiss. to lbi. to the strained Li­quor add Honey of Roses ℥iss. mix them. It was cast into the Throat and Jaws with a Syringe, a little of it warm, thrice or four times a day, every three or four hours, or as oft as there was need.

COUNS. XIII. Vvula fallen.

FOr the same person, for the falling of the Vvu­la, was prescribed by another Doctor what follows: Take Taccamahac, Burgundy Pitch, each sufficient. Which being spread upon Leather, was applied to the Vertebra's of the Neck. He also received a Fume of Amber into his Mouth. Take Gals poudered ʒi. Pepper, Salt, and Amber, each ℈i mix them, and make a Pouder; which was applied with an Vvula spoon thrice a day.

COUNS. XIV. Inflammation of the Tonsils.

AT another time, for the Inflammation of the Tonsils, for the same honourable Person, by Dr. Bates, was ordered what follows: ℞ Extract. Rud. gr. vi. Pil. Macr. ʒss. Misc. f. Pil. N. 4. in­aurent. They were given at bed-time, and so repeated thrice. Take Roses, red Poppies, Rind and Flowers of Pomgranats, Plantain, each a small hand­ful. Quince-seeds ʒi. boyl them in Plantain water, till half be wasted; in the straining dissolve Syrup of Mulberries ℥iss. add Spirit of Vitriol to give it a grateful taste, for a Gargarism. Once in eight or ten days, the Weather not being very cold and [Page 215] sharp, he took a Dose of the foresaid Pills, and was to take them out of that order, if he found any painfulness in the Stomach or Head, or any beginning of swelling in the Throat. Two or three days after his Pills, he snuft up some of the neezing Pouder into each Nostril: ℞ Sage, Beto­ny, each ℈i. Root of white Hellebore ℈iss. Rosemary flowers p. ii. Musk gr. iv. make a Pouder to sneeze with; as at night a little before bed-time, and in the morning early, as also at any time whatsoe­ver he findeth Rheum more than ordinary, on the beginning of his Throat swelling. After every meal take some of the Peptic Pouder that follows: Take Anis seeds ʒiii. Cardamons ℥ss. Coriander seeds ℈iv. Mints ʒii. Orange Peels ℥i. Sugar-candy ℥iii. Biscot bread ℥vi. make a gross Pouder. Dose ʒiij an hour after meals. He is to keep his Head and Feet warm and dry. Flee Cold, especially in cold seasons. For supper eat a rear Egg, or some such Nourish­ment, and constantly after it eat a Ship Biscot, with as little drink as he can. At dinner eat Meat that pleaseth; for Break-fast, a Mess of Panado, Water-gruel, Bread with Butter or the like, and if he can be persuaded, a Biscot after that. At the beginning of his swelling at any time, that night take his Pills; and after once, twice, or oft­ner taking of them, use the neezing Pouder, and Gargarism oft. At the same time also use this Cataplasm: Take Flower of Brimstone, and white Dogs-turd, each equal parts. Hony sufficient to make it stiff; and apply it on Leather to the Throat; (this with the former Cataplasm I have found very effectual many times). If there be any matter, which hardly will be, the former being duely used, [Page 216] then use the next Gargarism: Take shavings of Guaiacum ℥iii. Leaves of Cyprus M i. red Roses M ss. Raisins of the Sun bruised M. i. boyl them in lbiv of Water wherein Steel hath been quenched, till half be wasted; add to the straining, Honey of Roses ℥iss. the Juyce of acid Pine, a spoonful and half. It is to be almost constantly held in his Mouth. ℞ common Flag roots, the quantity of four or five Fingers; Fe­nugreek seed, four spoonfuls. Figs sliced 10. boyl them in three pints of Water, till a pint be wasted; to the straining add Honey of Roses 4 spoonfuls, Mustard 2 spoonfuls: mix them for use. This Fume was also used: Take red Roses, Sage, Betony, Rosemary flow­ers, each M i. Gum, Juniper, Olibanum, each ʒss. Storax, Benjamin, each ʒii. mix them, and make a gross Pouder. For his Cold this was used: ℞ Syr. Erysim. Lobel. ʒiv. Syr. de Meconio ʒii. Aq. Impe­rialis coch. ii. Sacch. cand ℥i. Misc. Of this he licked betimes in the morning, and an hour before Sleep two spoonfuls, which proved excellent.

COUNS. XV. Cold and Hoarseness.

AT another time, for his Cold and Hoarsness, by Dr. Barksdale, roots of Marsh-mallows, Fennel, and Gout-wort, each ℥i. Leaves of Mullen, Coltsfoot, Betony, Maiden-hair, Scabious, each M i. 20 Figs, Raisins of the Sun stoned ℥iv. Seeds of Anis, and sweet Fennel, each ʒii. Liquoris ʒv. boyl them in lbvi of Water to lbiv. to the straining, add [Page 217] Honey; boyl them again till it be perfectly dispumated. Of this ℥vi thrice a day. Take Sarsaparilla lbss. after being duly infused in lbxvi of Spring-water; boyl it to lbxij. after take roots of great Figwort ℥iv. roots of red Fennel and Gout-wort, each ℥ii. Leaves of Betony, Mullen, Scabious, Agrimony, Maiden-hair, each M iv. Raisins of the Sun stoned lbi. then boil them till there be wasted lbv. strain it; to which add three gallons of Ale, and when tunned up, hang in the Vessel, Liquoris ℥ii. Seeds of Anis, sweet Fennel, and Angelico, each ʒii. let them be bruised. After fit to tap, let it be for ordinary drink. Take Flower of Sulphur from ℈i to ʒss. with Honey a spoonful and half, to take in the morning; at night add flower of Benjamin a grain or two, and take it.

COUNS. XVI. Cough.

FOr the same honourable Person for his Cough, with which he was apt frequently to be trou­bled: Take of the leaves of Maiden hair, Mullen, each M iii. Hyssop M i. Anis seeds ʒiii. Raisins sto­ [...]ed ℥iv. boyl them in Barly water lbiii to lbii. to the straining add Sugar-candy ℥iv. clarify it with Whites of Eggs; and take ℥iii four times a day. ℞ Lo­hoch. sanum & expertum ℥iss. Sugar-candy ℥vi. Spec. Diatrag. frigid. ʒiss. Liquoris ʒii. roots of Oris ʒiss. Macilage of Quince seeds, sufficient to make Tablets, each weighing ℈i. Keep one always in the Mouth. To this I shall add what were the usual Prescripts [Page 218] of an eminent Physician, both able and pious, also charitable, Dr. Clark: For Coughs, ℞ Spec. Diatrag. frigid. ℥i. Flor. Sulph. ℈ii. Bol. optim. Sang. Drac. ā ℈iiii. Sem. Papav. alb. Gum. Arab. Tragac. Amyli, ā ℥i. Rad. Ireos. florent. Ros. rub. Pul. ā ʒiss. Ol. Anis. Chymic. ℈i. Sacch. Penid. lbi. Sacch. alb. cand. lbiii. Mucilag. Tragacanth. in Aq. Ros. extract. f. Past. pro Rotul. These are also good in Catarrhs. Take Liquoris ℥ii. Calamus, Oris, Galangal, each ʒi. Ginger ℈ii. Carraway seed ʒii. Elicampana ℈i. Sacch. alb. vel cand. lbi. with Hys­sop water, and a little Gum Tragacanth, make Rotu­la's, adding Oil of Anis seeds ℈i. whilst in Pouder. Pectoral Rolls. Take Raisins of the Sun stoned lbss. Figs sliced xii. Seeds of Anis and Fennel, each ʒi. Maiden-hair, Hyssop, each M ss. Liquoris ℥ii. boyl them in Fountain water lbiv to lbii. strain it. To be taken ℥iv thrice a day, sweetned with Sugar­candy. Take Ointment of Orange flowers, and Re­sumptivum, each ʒvi. Oil of sweet and bitter Al­monds, each ʒii. make a Liniment, to anoint the Breast. Or, Take the Pectoral Ointment ℥i. of Orange flowers ℥ss. Oil of Mace by expression ℈i. Saffron in Pouder ℈ss. Make an Ointment for the Breast. Both to be spred on brown Paper, and applied warm.

COUNS. XVII. Cough, and Inflammation of the Tonsils.

FOr another of the Honourable Family, by a very eminent Physician, for a Cough, and Inflam­mation of the Tonsils: Take Diacodium ℥iss. Con­serve of red Roses ℥i. Barly, Cinamon Water ℥ss. beat them together, and pulp them through a Seive. Of this he took a third part for three nights to­gether. For inflammation of his Almonds and Mouth, by Dr. Bates: Take Rosewater, in which beat well the White of an Egg, Plantain water (in which infuse Conserve of Roses ℥iss.) ℥vi. after strain them, and to both add Syrup of Mulberries ℥i. Honey of Roses ℥ss. Spirit of Vitriol so much as will make it pleasantly tart. With this he gargarized his Mouth and Throat: Take Mastic Pills ʒiss. of it form nine Pills, of which were taken three at bed­time. Outwardly was applied the Plaster framed of Flower of Sulphur, white Dogs-turd, and Honey. He also used this, by which he often found benefit, as also others: ℞ Diamoron. ℥i. Mel Ros. ʒii. Misc. adde Spir. Vitriol. q. s. ad gratam aciditatem.

COUNS. XVIII. Chin-Cough.

THe Chin-Cough, for the Son and Daughter of the Right Honourable Robert Lord Brook, by Dr. Prujean, and Dr. Bates: Take of white Am­ber, Gum Anima, Wood of Aloes, ā ℥i. Benjamin, Storax, Calamus, Olibanum, each ℥ss. of them make a gross Pouder. For a Fume to be used morning and night, the Head being covered: ℞ Diatrag. frigid. Pul. Hali. Musc. Pixid. Lign. Aloes, ā ʒiss. Pul. Sem. Lini ℈iv. Pul. Rad. Althaeae, Sem. Pa­pav. alb. Sperm. Cet. ā ʒi. Sacch. rub. solut. q. s. ut f. Lohoch. A little of it is to be put into the Mouth with the Nurses Finger, and with it also rub the Tongue, and inner parts of the Cheeks gently twice or thrice a day. ℞ Wild-time M i. Sassafras sliced ℥i. Hyssop water lbiiss. infuse them on a gentle heat for six hours; after strain it, and thereto add Syrup of Mousear to give it a sweet taste. Give some spoonfuls oft in a day. By Dr. Bates ordered, Take Cup Moss poudered ℥i. white Sugar-candy ℥ii. make a Pouder. Give ℈i twice in a day in Syrup of Mousear. Besides, to the Son was given of the next, as oft and as much as he would take: Take Harts-tongue, Liver-wort, each M i. Lung­wort on the Oak, and spotted Lungwort, Coltsfoot, Alehoof, each M ss. Mousear as much, Raisins of the Sun, Jujubes, Sebestins, each 20. boyl them in Barly­water lbiii. adding at the latter end, of Liquoris [Page 221] shaved ʒiii. after strain and clarify it, in which dis­solve simple Sugar Tablets ℥ii. I have known Cup-Moss in Pouder, given so much as would lie upon a Groat in a fit Syrup, hath cured in nine days.

COUNS. XIX. Sore Eyes.

TWo Servants to the Honourable Family being troubled with sore Eyes, had what follows. First, Mrs. Terrel, by Dr. Bates: She first took the next Pills: ℞ Pil. è duab. extract. Rud ā ℈i. M. f. Pil. No iv. She took one at bed-time, the rest in the morning. Two hours after those in the morning she took Broth, and so between every stool. Behind the Ear of the same side was appli­ed a blistering Plaster. To the Eye the following, Take fresh Butter ʒii. prepared Tutty ℈iss. Camphire gr. vi. mix them, for an Ointment. Of which was a little put twice a day into the Eye. After ha­ving an Ulcer in the great corner in the Eye, by applying our Empl. Flav. and giving her some Extract. Cathol. she did well. Mrs. Canon, her Kinswoman, had a Pearl in her Eye, for which Dr. Bates prescribed the following: ℞ Pil. Macri ʒiss. Rud. ℈i. Ol. Foenicul. gut. iii. f. Pil. No 12. Of which she took three after her first sleep, once a week. Take Oxycroceum ʒiii. Burgundy Pitch ℥ss. Oil of Cloves ℈j. make a Plaster for the Neck be­hind. Take live Sowes 46, bruise them, and infuse them in Fennel water ℥iss. after strain it, add Sugar [Page 222] ʒi. and drink this quantity twice a day. By which she was cured.

COUNS. XX. Sore Eyes.

A Course for sore Eyes, by Dr. Willis, for an honourable Person, which he himself com­municated unto me, and said he had experienced on several with admirable success. He gave Ce­phalic Pills twice in ten days, as, ℞ Pil. Lucis major. Cochear. min. Resin. Jalap. ā ℈i. Ol. Nuc. Mosch. gut. vi. M. f. Pil. N. 8. deaurent. One was taken at bed-time, and three in the morning be­times. For ordinary drink, Boyl in four gallons of strong Ale, instead of Hops, Sarsaparilla ℥i. sha­vings of Ivory and Harts-horn, each ℥ii. Roots of Butchers-broom ℥iv. after it hath wrought, and is tunned up, hang in it the same Sarsaparilla, also Sas­safras ℥i. Sage, Eye-bright, each M ii. After a week drink of it, and no other. You may also boil with the things boiled, Dock-roots, and hang in with the other Harts tongue; only then let there be a gallon more of Ale. Take Pouder of Sarsaparilla, of Butchers-broom dried by the Fire, each ℥ii. Crabs­eyes ℥i. Sugar of Rosemary ℥iiii. being all made into a pouder, mix them. Of this take a spoonful in the morning, and so much at four a clock in the af­ternoon. To make Sugar of Rosemary, Take Su­gar ℥iv. pouder of Rosemary ℥i. dissolve the Sugar in Lavender water, boyl them with the pouder into the [Page 223] consistence of Lozenges; cast it on a Plate anointed with Butter, or Oil of sweet Almonds. Blistering Plasters are to be applied to the Neck, and be­hind the Ears, and to be kept open as long as you can.

COUNS. XXI. Sore Eyes.

ANne Keen, Wash-Maid to the Honourable Fa­mily, being troubled with sore Eyes, had prescribed what follows: ℞ Pil. Coch. ℈ii. Ol. Nuc. Mosch. gut. ii. f. Pil. N. iv. So much to be taken every tenth or twelfth day. An Issue in the Arm. Every morning she was to take a spoonful of Sage in pouder with Sugar, and to wash her Eyes with warm Verjuice. ℞ Gum. Elimi. Pix. Nau. Pix. Burgund. ā ℥i. Misc. f. Empl. Spread it upon Leather, and apply it between the Shoulders, renewing it every third day.

COUNS. XXII. Vlcer of the Bladder.

FOr an Ulcer in the Bladder for a Lady of a good Family, by Dr. Willis: Take Cassia new drawn ℥ss. Rubarb in pouder ʒss. Rosin of Jalap gr. iii. Terbentine washed with Saxifrage water ʒii. make a Bole. Which was taken with Observation of a Physical Diet. Take leaves of Sanicle, Mille­foil, each ʒiss. Leaves of Ground-pine ʒi. Spec. Dia­trag. frigid. ℈iv. Sal Prunela ℈ii. make them into pouder; and after with sufficient quantity of Luca­tella's Balsam make a Mass for Pills. Of which was to be taken every night and morning. At a­nother time by the said Doctor was prescribed the following: Take Rubarb in pouder ʒi. Venice Tur­bentine washed in Saxifrage water ʒii. Cassia new drawn ʒi. Pouder of sweet Fennel seed ʒss. with suf­ficient quantity of Syrup of Roses, make a Bole. Which she took as before. After she took the following; ℞ Rhab. opt. pul. ʒij. Merc. dulc. ℈iv. Resin. Jalap. gr. xvi. For four Doses, given eve­ry second or every third day. Take Olibanum in pouder ℥ss. liquid Storax ʒii. Mastich, Myrrh, Colo­phony, each ʒi. Lucatella's Balsam, sufficient to make a Mass. Of these she took three every morning and night. Take tops of Cyprus M vi. tops of Fir M iv. shavings of Fir Mii. Venice Turbentine lbss. dissolve it with four yolks of Eggs, being well stirr'd in a Wooden Mortar; after mix with all, being shred [Page 225] and bruised, White-wine Posset-drink, six pints, and still them in a common Still. Of this she took eight spoonfuls after her Pills morning and night. At another time he prescribed: ℞ Spec. Diatrag. frigid. ʒii. Rubarb ʒi. Pul. Fol. Virg. Aur. ʒii. Balsam. Peru. ʒss. Bals. Lucat. q. s. f. Mass. She took four of the Pills going to bed for three weeks, drinking after the former distilled Water, taking also the like quantity of Water at first waking: ℞ Troch. Gorden. ℥iv. Sacch. Ros. ℥i. Misc. f. Pul. Take every morning for breakfast, and at night for supper, a pint of new Milk warm from the Cow, dissolving in it half a spoonful of the Pouder. For ordinary Drink, Brew small Ale, in five or six gallons of the Wort boyl half a peck of Deal shavings, after tunn'd up, hang in the Vessel in a Bag, Liquoris ℥iss. Figs and Dates sliced, each 10. Tap it after a week old, and drink it constantly.


FOr the Palsey, for Simon Archer, being very aged, was prescribed by Dr. Boles what follows: Take Oil of Fox ℥ii. of Amber ʒii. mix them. With it anoint the whole Spine from the Nap of the Neck to the Coxis every third day. The resolved parts with those near, were anointed with Oil of Castor ℥i. and Spirit of Wine, at pleasure. ℞ candied Ginger, beat it into a soft Elect. with Syrup of Wood-sorrel. Dose ℥ss. every day in the morning; at other times, oft [Page 226] in a day he took Aq. Antepilept. Lang. with crums of Bread, and sometimes Oil of Amber six or seven drops, with a knob of Sugar. Vesicatories were applied to each shoulder, and kept open. ℞ Pil. Aloephang. ℈i. Extract. Rud. ℈ss. Castor. gr. iii. cum Oxymel f. Pil. 4. To be taken twice a week, or at pleasure. He had neezing Pouder, but sel­dom used it. ℞ Aq. Epilept. Lang. ℥iii. Spir. Castor ℥i. Syr. Flor. Paralis Stoechad. ā ℥i. to be taken at need. Take White-wine Vinegar a pint, Mustard two spoonfuls, Pepper finely poudered a spoon-Honey three spoonfuls; make a Gargarism. Use six spoonfuls morning and night three days before the New and Full of the Moon.

COUNS. XXIV. Scurvy and Gout.

FOr the Scurvy and Gout, for the Lady Archer, by the same Doctor: Take Scurvy grass Mx. Mountain-sage M vi. Wormwood, Ground-pine, each M ii. sliced Oranges 6. put all into a Pye made of two parts of Barly Meal, and one of Rye; bake it, after shred it all as small as minced Meat, after put them into a Bag, and hang it in five gallons of middling Ale. After six days drink of it, or sooner if clear, at all times. This was excellent in its effects. ℞ Succin. alb. ʒiii. Rhab. put. ʒii. cum Tereb. Cypr. q. s. f. Mas. Of these she took five or six every other day, an hour after taking some Broth. Take Con­serve of Scurvy-grass ℥ii. Conserve of Barberries ℥i. [Page 227] Crabs eyes ʒiss. mix them. She took at night ℥ss. and also in the morning. The Leeches were to be applied each month. But she contented her self mostly with the Pills, Electuary, and Bottle Diet-drink, framed of twelve leaves of Scurvy-grass, twenty Raisins of the Sun stoned, and a spoon­ful of the shavings of Horse-radish roots; which you have in the Marrow of Chirurg. the last edition, pag. 180. Altho she drunk the first Diet-drink till it was done; yet she kept constant to the last, at meals and all times, by which she found a great deal of advantage, and took like pleasure in it, as she hath told me more than twenty times.

COUNS. XXV. Vlcers of the Bladder.

FOr Ulcers of the Bladder, by Dr. Bates, for Mrs. Terrel, was appoinred what follows: ℞ Cyprus Terbentine washed in Plantain water ℥i. Harts Pisle in pouder ℥ss. Troches of Winter-cherries without Opium, or those of Gordon. ʒiii. Syrup of Comfry, sufficient to make a Mass of Pills, putting them as made into Pills, into pouder of Liquoris. She took three at bed-time, and so many in the morning, for fourteen days in a month, beginning five days before Full Moon, drinking upon them a small draught of the next Apozeme: Take of Comfry, Marsh-mallows, Ground-daizies, each M iii. Cleavers M ii; Liquoris ℥i. Nutmegs 4, Anis-seeds ℥ss. boyl all; being shred, sliced, and bruised, in six pints of [Page 228] Water till half be wasted, after strain it: in the Liquor dissolve Sugar ℥iv. and clarify it. Drink Beer un­hopt, hanging in the Vessel Liquoris, a little Misletoe of the Oak. Forbear sharp Beer, salt Meats, Wine, heavy Meats; drink as little as you can. Ale is better than Beer. ℞ Cyprus Turpentine ʒvi. Balsam of Tolu ʒii. Diacalcitheos washed in Rose Vinegar ℥ss. Mix them, and make a Plaster for the region of the Back and Navil.

For her by another eminent Physician. Take Mastick wood ℥iii. Sarsaparilla ℥vi. Liquoris ℥ii. after rightly prepared, boyl them in four gallons of Wort till a gallon be wasted; then strain out the In­gredients, and add a gallon of fresh Wort to it. Af­ter ready, use it for ordinary drink. Take of the four greater cold Seeds, each ℥ss. Seeds of Plantain, Water-lillies, and Hemp, each ʒiii. boyl them in Bar­ly-water lb vi to lbiii. to which add Plantain water lbss. Penidies, sufficient quantity to sweeten it; and make an Emulsion. Take Troches of Gordon ℥ii. make a Pouder. Take of the Emulsion first in the morning, also an hour before supper, and at night going to bed, half a pint or little less; and in the morning and night-draughts, put in as much of the Pouder as will lie on a shilling.

For Mrs. Brown, also a Servant to the Honou­rable Family, was ordered what follows for an Ulcer in the Bladder, by Doctor Willis, which she observed: ℞ Spec. Diatrag. frigid. ℥ss. Liquor. pul. ʒii. Tereb. Venet. q. s. f. Mass. Of eve­ry drachm make six Pills. Take Troches of Gordon [...]iv. make it into a Pouder. Twice or thrice a week take three of the Pills at the hour of sleep. Every morning take a spoonful of the Pouder in new [Page 229] Milk; when ever ill, take of the Pouder in Beer, or Posset-drink, with Syrup of Marsh-mallows.

Mrs. Terrel, with the former Course by Doctor Bates, had the next Plaster applied to her Back: ℞ Empl. Coesar. Diapalm. in Acet. Ros. lot. ā ʒvi. Tereb. Cypr. Bals. Tolu. ā ʒii. f. Empl. for the Back.

COUNS. XXVI. Whites.

THe Whites, for the Lady Hales the Elder, by Dr. Boles, was appointed as follows: Take Am­ber, Mastich, Rubarb, each ʒii. Cyprus Turpentine sufficient to make it into a Mass for Pills: Of which she took six made of a drachm every day. Before these were made, she lost ℥viij of Blood from the Foot The former Pills all taken, she took the next: ℞ Pil. Macri ℥ss. Merc. dulc. ℈ss. Misc. f. Pil. N. 4. After the taking of these, she salivated with the following: ℞ Merc. dulc. ℈i. Conserv. Ros. ʒiss. Misc. After sufficient fluxing, she took the Pil. Macr. again at bed-time, and salivated again. This performed, she drunk Balm Posset-drink, eat sparingly, and what was of easy digestion, and drank especially of the next: Take Sarsapa­rilla ℥iii. Macr. ℥ss. Liquoris ℥i. boil them in Wa­ter lbvi for an hour, being first duly infused. These she also observed in the time of her salivating. In soreness of her Mouth, happening in fluxing, she washed it with Milk or Barly-water.

COUNS. XXVII. Obstructions of the Mesentery, &c.

CLement Throckmorton, Esquire, for Obstructi­ons of the Mesentery and Sweet-bread, by Dr. Boles was the following ordered: ℞ Vini ru­bel. ℥ss. Oxymel simp. ℥i. Aq. Card. benedict. ℥iss. Misc. This he took in bed. The next day after he took a Dose of the next Pills, and each other day till ended: ℞ Pil. Imperial. Stomach. cum Gum Macri, ā ʒi. Sal Absynth. ℈j. Tart. Vitriol. ℈ss. M. f. Pil. 20, for four Doses. After which was or­dered the Bottle-drink for the Scurvy, Couns. 24. in which was infused Rubarb ʒiii. sliced. Of this was given the next morn [...]ng after his Pills, they being taken at nights. The Pills he also took af­ter twice a month, or as oft as there was need. ℞ Roots of Succory, Fennel, and of Fearn, each ℥iii. roots of Squitch grass and Sorrel, each ℥ii. Seeds of Yarrow bruised ℥iss. sweet Fennel seed ʒiii. Harts­tongue M i. Spleenwort, Maiden-hair, each M ss. Li­quoris ℥i. boyl them in Water lbi [...]iss. White-wine lbss. in a Pipkin well shut, for an hour; after strained, add Syrup of five Roots [...]ii. Syrup of Vinegar ℥i. mix them. Of this he drank a pint every day in the morning, and also once a day Posset drink, wherein was boiled Wormwood, to which was added, as he drunk it, the Juice of Oranges. Take Conserve of red Roses ʒvi. Oil of Sulphur ʒiss. infuse them in two quarts of Water for six hours upon warm Embers; af­ter [Page 231] strain it, and therein dissolve Sugar ℥xii. Of this he drank ℥ii at what time he pleased, instead of Wine. ℞ Unguent. Dialtheae ℥i. Ol. Absynth. Cha­mon. Mastic. ā ℥i. Ol. Mac. ʒii. Bals. Natur. ℈ii. Misc. With this was that part of the Belly an­ointed, and where the Tumor was, and parts a­bout it; upon which was presently applied a large Bladder, scarce half full, of hot Water. These were done night and morning; all the day after was worn a brown Paper besmeared with the former Ointment. After two weeks, was applied the following Plaster: ℞ Empl. è Cicuta cum Am­mon. ℥ij. Melilot. Ceron. ā ℥i. Misc. This Course succeeded admirably.

COUNS. XXVIII. Kings-Evil.

Mrs. Martha Throgmorton, the Daughter of the foresaid Esquire, being troubled with Scr [...] ­fula's Tumors, with a Tumor possessing most part of the Thigh, by the same Doctor. That in the Thigh fluctuating in pressing of it in several places at once, it was intended to be opened. The Doctor desired to do it himself with my Incision Knife, which done, the Matter flowed out plen­tifully. I desired he would please to stop, and not take too much; but he thinking her strength good, and matter in abundance, let it run; but begin­ning to change, he stopt, and she presently faint­ed; being instantly laid upon a Bed near. After [Page 232] she fell into a Fever, and Convulsive Motions, for which he commanded me to open a Vein, which I did two days together, and applied Cups to her Shoulders, with Scarifications, for two or three days; after which she was let blood in the foot. The Fever and Convulsive Motions removed, she was purged with the following: ℞ Diaturb. cum Rhabarb. ʒi. Merc. dulc. ℈ss. Syr. Aurant. q. s. f. Bol. This was taken in a Wafer twice a week for a quar­ter of a year. In the interim, and other days she took the Lime-water set down in the Marrow, &c. pag. 178. ℞ Succin. alb. Rhab. ā ʒiiss. Gum. Te­rebinth. Cypr. q. s. f. Mass. Of each drachm was made seven Pills, which she took for every mor­ning for seven or eight days, and afterwards eve­ry other morning for two months, after the for­mer quarter of a year. Take Gen [...]ian roots ℥ss. boyl them at a gentle Fire in a pint and half of White-wine, for a quarter of an hour. Of this she drunk ℥iii twice or thrice a day, when her Apertion be­gan to have well digested matter; and after in place of it was taken the following: ℞ St. Johns­wort, all, Mullen, Agrimony, Betony, each M iii. Shavings of Fir wood M vi. boyl them in six gallons of Ale instead of Hops. After ready, she drank of it constantly, and at meals, at pleasure. She was allowed to take Elicampana roots candied. For e­very month after she was well, she lost ℥viii of Blood from the Foot; only before V.S. she had such a Vomit as in the former Counsel, only of the two first there was ℥i a piece. After that about her usu­al time she took of Madder ʒi. in ℥iii of White-wine, and ℥i of Syrup of Mugwort. The Cure, and ordering the former Prescriptions, was left to [Page 233] my care. External Applications were Unguent. Basil. with our Empl. flav. and an Embrocation of Oil of Lillies, Worms, Roses, and Dil. The Cure for the most part was done at Warwick Castle, where the Apertion was made.

COUNS. XXIX. Immoderate Courses.

Mrs. Savage, for immoderate Flux of the Cour­ses, by Dr. Boles was advised as follows: ℞ Rhabarb ʒii. Diatrion Santal. ʒiss. Misc. f. Pul. In this Pouder dip fifteen Raisins sliced, and eat every morning. Take Bole Armoniac ℥ss. roots of Tormentil ʒii. roots of Angelica ʒi. best refined Sugar dissolved in red Rose water ℥iij. make Tablets: Of which take ʒi thrice a day. Take Vnguent. Comi­tis. washed in Rose-Vinegar ℥iiii. With which an­oint the bottom of the Belly, the Back, Privities, and upper part of the Thighs. On the Loins ap­ply a Plaster of equal parts of the Rupture-Pla­er, and Diapalma. Below fume every day with Vinegar, wherein the Pouder of Toad, Frog, red Roses, Yarrow, and Mastich, was put. She was to take ℥ii of the Juice of Nettles, and one of Yarrow, when they most abounded. A Conserve was made of the Seeds of Nettles, and Flowers of red Archangel, of which she was to take an ounce; and sometimes in the said Conserve was to be mixed a drachm, or half a drachm of pre­pared Coral, or Blood-stone. Frixions and Li­gatures [Page 234] were made on to the Arms, and a Cup applied under the Dugs. To the Region of the Liver was laid this: ℞ Cerat. Santal. ℥iii. Succ. Vrtic. ℥iss. Misc. For ordinary drink was taken the next: Take of St. Johns-wort, Agrimony, Mullen, each Miij. Nettles M iv. Mastick-wood sli­ced ℥iv. boyl them in six gallons of Ale instead of Hop, after tun it up, and in the Barrel hang a pound of old Conserve of Roses. Of this, when ready, drink at any time. She drank once a week Sage Posset-drink tinctur'd with Blood-stone to ℥v. ℞ Rhab. ℥ii. Succ. Lim Irrot. Jalap. ʒi. super-affund. Aq. Hord. in q. coxen. Fol. Taps. Barb. & Vrtic. lbss. After a nights infusion, strain it, and put to it Syrup of dried Roses ℥v. Take it as there is need. There was oft applied to the Dugs, Clothes dipp'd in ten parts of Water, and one of Vinegar, cold; and to the Privities the same, with an addition of Juice of Nettles, or of Hogs dung. These gave a check to them for some time; but re­turning again, she was taken in hand by a Practitioner in Worcester-shire, where after some time she died.

Tansey Posset-drink taken, hath cured; so hath Spiders webs boiled in Vinegar, applied to the Privities.

COUNS. XXX. Immoderate Courses.

TO an honourable Lady with Child, for immo­derate Courses was appointed by Dr. Willis what follows: At present it is not fit to give her Ladyship any thing to hinder the evacuation of Urine, which comes on her every morning. I suppose it will be needful before long to take away a little Blood, especially if her Pulse be strong or high. Let her take of the Tincture of Antimony. Besides every morning and night give ℈i of red Coral finely ground with Rose-water, in a spoon­ful of Tent Wine, or Alicant, drinking a glass of it afterward, and dip a Toast in it, and eat it. If there be a necessity of an astringent or stopping Medicine, Take Cumfry roots lbss. slice them, and put them into an earthen Pipkin, with half a pint of Alicant, and so much Loaf-Sugar, cover it with a Paper, and bake it in an Oven, as you do Apples. Let her night and morning eat three or four slices of the Comfry, and take a spoonful or two of the Sy­rup presently after. With this I have cured several

COUNSEL XXXI. Immoderate Courses.

Mrs. Babington, for immoderate Courses with the Scurvy, by Dr. Willis was ordered as follows: Take the tops of Cypress lbss. with the like quantity of Sugar make a Conserve; add the Pouders of Dragons blood, Bole Armoniack, and Pomgranat flowers, each ʒi. with sufficient Syrup of red Poppies make an Electuary. Of which take the quantity of a Nutmeg in the morning, at four a clock in the afternoon, and at night, drinking upon it a draught of the next: Take pouder of red Sanders ʒii. steel'd Water, or that of the Smith's Trough, a pint; infuse them, being stopped for twenty four hours hot; add Juyce of Nettles half a Pint, Sugar of Ro­ses ℥i. Reserve them in a Glass. To the Loins, and part between the Anus and Privities, apply Diminio boiled in red Wine. To foment, Take leaves of Cypress, Plantain, Horse-tail, each M i. Pomgranat rinds and flowers, each ʒiss. red Roses M i. boyl them in three pints of Smith's Forge-water, for a Fomentation to be used to the Privities. Of the Mass, after strained, frame a Pessary, besmear it, or lap it up in the scrapings of a Kettle bottom, to be put up in Vulva.

COUNS. XXXII. Tertian Malign.

Mrs. Chamberlain of Church-wotten, for Loos­ness and Vomiting in a malign intermit­ting Tertian, by Dr. Barksdale was prescribed the ensuing: Take Juniper berries ℥i. boyl them in a pint and half of Milk to ℥xii. in the straining, dis­solve Mithridate, and Electuary of Bay-berries, each ʒii. white Sugar ℥ii. one Yolk of an Egg. Make a Clyster to be cast in three hours before the Fit. An hour before the Fit she took Gascons pouder, Venice Treacle, each ℈i. with Syrup of Clove-Gilly flowers made into a Bole; to sweat moderately. At night after the Fit she took Diascordium and Rubarb in pouder, each gr. xv. made into a Bole with Conserve of Barberries and red Roses, each ℈ii. In the hot Fit she took two spoonfuls of Treacle water in a draught of Posset-drink. The next day she took a Clyster framed of Milk ℥xii. Mithridate ʒii. white Sugar ℥ii. and the Yolk of an Egg. By this Course she was cured.

COUNS. XXXIII. Fever and Loosness.

Mrs. Eede of Warwick, by the said Doctor, for a Fever and Loosness, for which she had as follows: Take of the common emollient and Car­minative Decoction ℥xii. Jene Treacle ℥iii. Terben­tine dissolved in the Yolk of an Egg ʒii. Mithridate ʒiss. Make a Clyster, to be cast in three hours be­fore the Fit. Take Oxymel of Squils ℥ii. red Eme­tic Wine ʒii. White-wine ℥i. mix them. To be ta­ken before the Fit. Take Rubarb in pouder ʒii. Crabs eyes prepared ʒiss. Nutmeg in pouder ʒi. Liquo­ris ℈ii. Cyprus Terbentine sufficient to make a Mass for Pills, to take ℈ii every morning, drinking pre­sently after ℥iiii of Wormwood-wine. For the Diarrhea, she was appointed to use a good Diet, took for two or three nights at bed-time Rubarb in pouder, and Diascordium, each ℈i. and upon it she drunk Wormwood steel'd Wine, made of Cla­ret every morning. She also was to take two or three drachms of Conserve of Roman Wormwood, with ʒi of Conserve of Roses, and ℈ss of Rubarb; drinking after it Wormwood Wine. Thus in short time she became well.

COUNS. XXXIV. Hypochondriac Winds.

FOr Mr. Wilcox in Hypochondriac Winds, espe­cially afflicting the Head, by Dr. Wright was the following appointed: Take Water of Carduus and Raddish compound, each ℥j. Castor tyed up in a rag ℈ij. Saffron dissolved in a spoonful of Langius water gut. vi. mix them. Take a spoonful before meat. ℞ Extract. Gentian. Faecul. Brion. Ammoniac. solut. in Aq. Card. ā ℈i. Gall. Depurat. ℈j. Bals. Peru. ℈ss. cum Syr. de ZZ. cond. f. Pil. 7. of a drachm to take every night at entring into bed daily. ℞ Ce­rat. ex Ammoniac. ʒii. Empl. de Bacc. Laur. ℥ss. Bals. Peru. gut. ii. f. Empl. for the region of the Spleen. Take roots of Elicampana, Angelica, Aga­rick trochiscated, Anis seeds, Liquoris, each ʒi. Cha­momel flowers p. ss. Ginger, Schaenanth, each ℈ss. Sena sprinkled with White-wine, Polipody of the Oak, each ʒiii. Raisins stoned 20. Damask Prunes 3. boyl them in sufficient Water to ℥vii. in the strained Liquor add Infusion of Rubarb made in Carduus water, as also Syr. Ros. cum Agaric. each ℥i. Cinamon water gut. iii. To be taken in a morning with well or­dering.

COUNS. XXXV. Hypochondriac Winds.

FOr Mr. Baxter, for Hypochondriac Winds, by Dr. Meveril, and Dr. Diodate, was ordered what fol­lows: To vomit, take either ʒi of Salt of Vitriol dissolved in ℥ii of honey'd Water; or the Infusion of Croc. Metallorum ℥j. The next day open the middle vein or Basilica of the left Arm. The next day after, and for three days following, take of the next: Take the leaves and little bags of Sena ℥iss. fresh Polipody of the Oak ℥i. Cream of Tartar ℥ss. Tamarinds ʒx. Succory roots ʒvi. Currants ℥iii. Herb Fumitory, Harts-tongue, Scurvy-grass, each M i. Seeds of sweet Fennel and Anis, each ʒii. make a decoction in Whey clarified to a pint. Of this strained take ℥iv. Elect. Diabalzem. ℥i. Juyce of Limons a spoonful, for one Dose, and so for three Doses. The day after the taking the first Dose apply the Leeches; after take the other two Doses. These done, take the next: ℞ Chalyb. puris. Tartar. alb. pul.lbss. im­pone in Olla terrea, & super-affund. Aq. Font. ad eminent. digit. bul. per hor. 1. semper. despum. dulc. Sacch. alb. add. Vini alb. lbss. Dose ℥ii. Every third day after take the next Pills half an hour before supper: ℞ Alo. Ros, ℈i. of it make three Pills, which guild.

COUNS. XXXVI. Small Pox.

FOr an honourable Person having the Small-Pox, by several Physicians was appointed what follows: Take of the Fever water (set down in the Marrow, pag. 177.) ℥iv. Syrup of Coral ℥i. make a Julep, for use. Take Syrup of Jujubs and red Poppies each ℥i. Spirit of Su [...]phur per campanam, so much as to make it tartish. Mix them for a Lincture. Take Bole Armoniac, Confection of Hya­cinths, each ʒi. red Coral prepared ʒss. Syrup of Co­ral sufficient to make an Opiat. If the Cough or Catarrh grow troublesom, use the Lincture, which was observed. If he should be loose, without any fainting, or falling of the Pox, then let him take the quantity of a Nutmeg of the Opiat in the morn­ing, and four in the afternoon, drinking after a spoonful or two at most of the Julep; but if there be considerable fainting, with a Flux, and the Pox flatten, the [...] let be added to the Opiat, Ve­nice Treacle ʒi, and take it as before, with a great­er quantity of the Julep. If there should fall out any considerable faintings or Sickness without loosness, then the taking of the Julep will serve. For light faintings procured by emptiness, the following will be useful: ℞ Aq. Card. ben. Dra­cunt. Theriac. ā ℥iv. Cordial. frig. Saxon. ℥iii. Mar­gar. praep. ʒiiss. Sacch. Crystal. ℥i. f. Julep. There being none of the former Symptoms, as Loosness, [Page 242] Faintings, to flatten the Pox, there was no other Julep used through the whole Cure. For his Eyes was this prescribed, Take Plantain and Rose-water, each ℥i. Camphire gr. iiij. Saffron gr. ii or iij. mix them. For the Throat this: Take either of the Wa­ter of Oak-buds, or Plantain, ℥iii. of red Roses ℥ii. three Whites of Eggs well beaten, Sugar ʒvi. mix all. Of which take a spoonful in the Mouth, and hold it in the Throat, and put it out again; and after swallow of the next: ℞ Lohoch. san. & expert. Syr. de rub. Ideae ā ℥i. Misc. The Pox having been dead a week, was taken the following: ℞ Cass. cum Siliquis tus. ℥i. Sen. mund. ℥ss. Rhab. opt. ʒi. Sem Coriand. p. ii. coq. in Aq. commun. q. s. ad ℥x. quas cocti tunc add. Man. depurat. ℥i. & postquam dissolut. fit Man. clarific. Liquor. & Ovi alb. tandem add. Aq. Cinam. ʒiii. Misc. Of this he took a third part warm in the morning, two hours after he took Broth, the Dinner was light; and so he did every other, or third day, till all was taken, and he became well; it was repea­ted once more.


THe Cure of Empyema's by Dr. Willis, commu­nicated by another Physician to Henry Stubs, Physician. He makes incision in the Side, when any Apostume is broke in the Cavity of the Breast, either from a Pleurisy, or the Lungs, which oft [Page 243] happens (without any preceding Inflammation) to many People who never complained of any Disease of the Lungs, nor ever suspected them to be unsound, till on a sudden they are almost choaked with the matter in the breaking of it. And in these Cases when they spit a great deal of purulent matter, if at the same time they feel any pricking pain in their Sides, whereby he guesseth it to be in the Cavity of the Thorax, he first applies a Plaster to the very place to help to break it, fra­med of Galb. Ammoniac. &c. By this Course in five days he suppurated, and broke a hole in one Mr. Thornton in Northampton-shire, so that the mat­ter came out very well, and in short time his Cough, and spitting of Corruption ceased; and when it began to cease running, he made it an Is­sue, by putting in Pease, and kept it open a quar­ter of a year, till it healed of it self, and the Gentleman is in health and strong at this time. But if he could not suppurate it with a Plaster, then he makes Issues where there is any pain or prick­ing felt, and in a week the Impostume comes to find a vent, and so comes out in great quantity, and very stinking, and presently their Coughing and spitting ceaseth. By this means he recovered Mrs. Mildmay, and a Baker, after the Apostume had lain in the Breast almost a month, and had spit a great quantity of stinking corrupted matter; he made the Is [...]ue by Incision, only where they found pain, and in no constant certain place.

COUNS. XXXVIII. Dropsey in the Breast.

THis afternoon a Patient having a Dropsey on the left side of the Breast for at least six or eight weeks, insomuch that when he was shaken, the fluctuation was heard as plain as if a Bucket or Pitcher half full of water had been shaken or dash­ed to and fro. He could not lie on the contrary side without much weight and oppression, as is always when only one Side is affected. He was tapped, and there was taken out half a porringer of yellow water, not at all corrupt or ill scented; and which is more strange, with heating it on a gentle Fire, it turned all into a Gelly, just as Serum when a Man is let blood will do. There were four or five by to give encouragement and hopes of recovery. To morrow the like quantity is to be let forth, and so continue so long as his strength remaineth good, which I believe will daily en­crease, for he hath no bad Symptoms, and seems to be troubled with nothing but difficulty of breathing. Two or three have died of it, which was known after opening, which might possibly have been healed with tapping.

COUNS. XXXIX. Latent Scurvy.

FOr a latent Scurvy by Dr. B. were these ap­pointed: ℞ Pil. Macr. Ruffi. Stomach. cum Gum. ā ℈ii. Sem. Cochlear. ℈i. Sal. Absynth. Coch­lear. Tart. vitriolat. ā ℈ss. Spir. Cochlear, vel Ol. Absynth. Chym. gut. iii. cum Syr. Cochlear. f. Pil. Take ʒss or thereabout for a Dose, at the hour of of sleep, once a week or oftner, omitting Supper▪ Take leaves of Garden Scurvy-grass, fresh and not broke, M vi. Water-cresses and Brook-lime, fresh also, each M ii. four Oranges cut, Nutmeg, Cloves, each ℈i. infuse them all in Whey or Posset-drink hot in Bal. Mar. or near the Fire in an earthen Pot, well stopped, lbii. that nothing may expire, for six or eight hours, When all is cold, strain it; take daily ℥iv. for twelve or fourteen days.

COUNS. XL. Green-Sickness and Scurvy.

FOr another, by the same Doctor, for the Green-Sickness joined with the Scurvy, for a Noble­woman, as follows: Tak the common Decoction for a Clyster, add leaves of Penyroyal, Sage, each M ss. Of the strained Liquor take ℥x. mix therewith Lenitive Electuary, and Diacatholicon, each ℥ss. red Sugar ℥ii [Page 246] make a Clyster, to be cast in at five in the afternoon. Next morning was a Vein opened in the right Arm, and bled ℥viii. Take of the Infusion of Crocus Metallorum, and Syrup of the five roots, each ℥i: Car­duus water ℥iiss. make a Vomit. This was taken the next morning, with fit attending; but before half an hour was taken Posset-drink ℥xii. and so after between every vomiting a large draught. The next day was taken the following: ℞ Pil. Macr. ℈i. Ruffi. ℈ss. Ol. Salv. gut. iii. f. Pil. to be taken at the hour of sleep, which was repeated every, or every other night, as they did work, or she could bear them. And in the next morning was taken a Dose of the next Apozeme: Take Madder roots, also of Parsley, and Eringos, each ʒvi. Leaves of Dodder, Marjoram, Time, Penyroyal, each M ss. Costus wood, Cinamon, each ʒii. white Tartar ʒiii. make an Infusion and Decoction in Spring-water sufficient quantity; at the end add and infuse Sena ℥iss. Rhab. ʒss. White-wine ℥iii. Pouder of Orange-Peels ℥ii. Leaves of Garden-Scurvy grass fresh, Wa­ter-cresses, each M ii. Liquoris ℥iii. To ℥xii of the strained Liquor add Syrup of Roses solutive, with Agarick ℥ii. Syrup of Succory, with Rubarb, and of five Roots, ℥i. Cinamon water ā ʒvi. make an Apozem, for four Doses. And if they purge too little, take Pil. Rudi gr. viij. first in the morning, and after two or three hours take the Apozem. After ap­ply five or six Leeches to the Hemorrhoids, and take seven or eight ounces of Blood. After which the next Drink is to be taken for a month or two: Take small Beer, which alter with the leaves of Sage dry, Betony, each M i. Garden Scurvy-grass new M vi. Peels of fresh Limons 12. Cloves bruised 40, [Page 247] Raisins of the Sun stoned lbi. put them in a Bag, and hang them in five gallons: in the bottom of the Bag put in a Gad of new Steel, to the weight of half a pound. To which may be profitably added Juice of Water­cresses two, three, or four pints. After four or five days drink of it for ordinary Drink; after half or the greater part is drawn out, bottle it up, and stop it very well, and lay o [...] let them in sand.

COUNS. XLI. Scurvy.

FOr a young Lady labouring of the Scurvy, was advised by the same Doctor as follows. Had I been present, perhaps I had advised bleeding; but being absent, and not sufficiently satisfied in many considerable Circumstances, I judge it safe to forbear, at least till Spring. Let her take any slight Clyster, about four or five a clock in the afternoon, of three quarters of a pint of thin V [...]al­broth, or Posset-drink, in which hath been boiled some Mallowes, Violet leaves, a few Chamomel flow­ers, and sweet Fennel seed, to which put ℥iii of very course Sugar, and the Yolk of an Egg, and inject it. The next morning let her take this Vomit: ℞ infuf. Croc. Metallorum ʒvi. Syr. è 5 Rad. ℥ss. Syr. Viol. ʒii. Misc. Let her first take a draught of warm Posset drink, and half an hour after take the Vomit in a little of the same Posset-drink, and drink liberally of it after every vomiting. That night at her going to bed, or at least three hours [Page 248] after a light supper, let her take the following Pills, and the next morning following: being very use­ful and requisite that the ill matter stirred up with the Vomit, and put into motion, may be forth­with carried away, that so the future Physick for opening Obstructions, and purifying the Blood, may be the more effectual, not being affected and clogg'd with those corrupt humors; yet in case the Vomit worked more strongly with her both upward and downward, that she feels her Stomach weak­ned thereby, she may delay the Pills and Potion till the next day. ℞ Pil. Stomach. simp. Alo. Ros. ā ℈i. Sal Absynth. gr. iii. Ol. Absynth. gut. iii. cum Syr Absynth. q. s. f. Pil. Take them at the hour of sleep, as before. The next morning take this: Take fresh Polyp [...]dy roots, Succory, each ʒii. Cream of Tartar ʒi. Dodder, Ceterach, Rosemary flowers each p. i. make a Decoction in sufficient Water; at the lat­ter end add and infuse Sena ʒiiss. Rub [...]rb ʒii. Leaves of Scurvy-grass M ss. sweet Fennel seed, Liquoris, each ʒss. Orange Juice [...]i to ℥iv. to the straining add Syrup of Roses solutive, with Agarick [...]i. Syrap of Violets ʒii. Mint water ʒi. make a Potion. Take it in the morning in bed. After this take the fol­lowing Pills, either morning or evening, or at least every morning for fourteen or twenty days, as there shall be cause, and benefit is found by them, otherwise omit them a day or two upon any oc­casion, and in time of the Courses take them only once in two days: ℞ Rhabarb. opt. ʒii. Pil. Sto­mach. ℈iv. Gum. Ammoniac. in Acet. solut. Sal. Chalyb. Sal. Absynth. Sem. Cochlear. ā ℈i. Chalyb. praep. ʒiii. cum Syr. è 5 rad. Syr. Cinam. q. s. f. Pil. Of which take gr. xiiij or ℈i for a Dose, after a [Page 249] spare supper, at the hour of sleep, and in the morning four hours before meat, with due exercise, and fit diet. At the same time for fourteen or twenty days let the next Drink be also carefully and con­stantly taken: Take [...]hina sliced and bruised, Roots of Bistort cut and bruised, shavings of Harts-horn and Ivory, each ℥ss. make an Infusion, and boyl them in Water lbiii▪ to lbii. adding in due time leave of Agri­mony, Harts-tongue, each M i. and at the end infuse in the Vessel, being closely shut, whole leaves of Scurvy­grass M vi. Brook-lime, Water cresses, all new, each M i. White-wine Vinegar ℥iii. best Cinamon, Carra­way seeds, each ℈i. the yellow of fresh Limons ℈iiii. let them stand in Bal. Mar. for five or six hours, and after all is cold, strain it, and moderately sweeten it with Sugar ℥ii. And take every morning about ℥iii, and renew it as oft as there is need; let this be done with great care and diligence.


TO the Right Honourable, Robert Lord Brook, for the Stone, by Dr. Willis, was appointed as follows: Take new drawn Cassia ℥ss. best Rubarb ℈j. Cream of Tartar ℈ss. sweet Fennel seeds gr. viij. with Syrup of Augustine make a Bole. It gave eleven stools. Take Rubarb in pouder ʒii. Sal. Prunella ʒi. Nutmeg, and Liquoris in pouder, each ℈iss. Terben­tine as much as to make it into a Mass for Pills. Of ℥i make nine Pills. Take Dock roots, prepared Poly­pody [Page 250] of the Oak, each ℥iii. best Sena ℥ii. English Rubarb ℥iss. sweet Fennel seeds ℥i. Juniper-berries ℥iss. slice and bruise them for a Bag. The purging Bole was taken first about seven in the morning, observing a Physical Diet, which was repeated a week after, in which time the Diet-drink was got ready. At every night going to bed was taken four of the Pills for fourteen or twenty one days, and then they were omitted for so long time again, and then repeated for fourteen days more. The Diet-drink was thus made: The former was hung in three gallons of Ale, when it had done working, adding the Juice of Scurvy-grass, and Brook-lime, each lbss. tap it at a week old. Of this was taken a draught three or four times a week, of half a pint in the morning, or so much as did work three or four times. For ordinary drinking was this provided: Boyl in six gallons of middling Ale, instead of Hops, leaves of Fir, and Birchen Twigs, each Miii. when it hath done working, hang in the Vessel Scurvy­grass leaves M ii. Daucus seed ℥ii. the outward Peels of three Oranges. Tap it at ten days old, or as soon as it is clear. For Diet, shun all salt Meats, and all sharp, sour, and stale Drinks.


FOr another honourable Person of the same Family, by the same Doctor, for the Stone, was prescribed as follows: ℞ Pil. Stomach. cum Gum, ℈ii. Rhab. pul. ℈i. Tereb. Venet. q. s. ut fin­gantur Pil. No viij. Of these Pills four were taken in the morning betimes, observing that day a Phy­sical Diet; the other four were taken a week after. Spirit of Terbentine ʒiii. the Spirit was taken, eight or ten drops in a knob of Sugar dissolved in his morning-draughts. The purging Drink, and the ordinary Drink, in Couns. 42. were taken in the same manner, the last for a month or two.

COUNS. XLIV. Contusion of the Head.

FOr a Contusion of the Head by a Fall of the Right Honourable, the Lady Katherine Brook, Dowager, by Dr. Willis, was ordered what fol­lows: ℞ Pil. ex Hier. cum Agaric. ʒiss. Ruffi. ʒss. Ol. Nu [...] Mosch. gut. vi. Castor. pul. ℈ ss. Syr. Ros. solut. 2. s. f. Pil. No 16. deaurent. Her Honour lost six or seven ounces of Blood with Leeches, which were repeated a month after. Every week [Page 252] twice she took four Pills at night, or very early in the morning. Other days, at eight in the mor­ning she took near half a pint of the Vulnerary Drink warm, fasting two hours; before and af­ter she observed a strict Diet, eating Flesh of easy digestion for dinner, and Spoon-meat for most part at supper. Take Roots of Chervil ℥ii. candied Eringo roots ℥i. Sage, Agrimony, Mousear, Avens' each M i. Seeds of sweet Fennel, and Coriander, each ʒiii. Raisins stoned M i. boyl them in a pottle of Spring water till a third part be wasted, and put to it a pint of White-wine, stir it well, strain it, and put it into Bottles for a Vulnerary Drink. Night and morning the contused part was with a Spunge fo­mented with the following for a quarter of an hour, after that well dried with a hot Cloth, and after applied Bals. Lucatel. as at the first. Take Mallows, Violet leaves, Chamomel, Rosemary, Sage, each M i. Flowers of Melilot, and Chamomel, each M ss. boyl them in two quarts of Water till half be wasted, then put to it White-wine a quart. After she bled in the Neck with Leeches applied to the Ju­gular Veins. After she bled at the Arm; and then a few days after that at the Hemorrhoids, which much weakned her. At bed-time her Honour took the quantity of a Nutmeg of the next Electuary: Take Conserves of Flowers of Beto­ny, Clove Gilly-flowers, and red Roses, each ℥ii. Di­ascordium ʒiii. prepared Pearl ʒss. Pouder of Crabs eys ʒi. Root of Angelico in pouder, and Species of Hyacinth, each ʒss. Syrup of Coral, enough [...] [...]ake an Opiat. For her Hysteric Vapors with which she was afflicted, she took a spoonful of the next: Take the Waters of Penyroyal, and Rhue, each ℥iii. [Page 253] of black Cherries, and Rosemary, each ℥ii. compound Briony water ℥ii. Castor tied up in a little Sarcenet, and hung in the Glass ʒi. mix them. Her Honours Head was opened to the Cranium, there being first applied a Caustic, and so kept open for near twenty days. The Sore being healed, she was to purge once or twice a week for a month together, and after that once a month, and at last once in a quarter of a year. ℞ Pil. Ruffi. Mastic. ā ʒi. Sal Absynth. ℈i. Misc. f. Pil. 12. She took three or four for a Dose. In the time she had the Vapors, there were taken morning and evening ten drops of Spirit of Harts-horn in a spoonful of the Hyste­ric, taking three or four spoonfuls after it. ℞ best Rubarb ʒi. yellow Sanders ʒss. Salt of Wormwood ℈ss. slice and bruise the two first, and infuse all in White-wine, and Balm water, each ℥ii. for a night; of the straining take ℥iii, adding Syrup of Augustine ʒii. mix them. But instead of this she took thrice two drachms of Cream of Tartar in Posset drink. After which she had the next: Take shavings of Ivory and Harts-horn, and China sliced and bruised, each ʒiii. white and yellow Sanders, each ʒss. being sliced and bruised, infuse them for a night in Spring water lbiv. boyl them in the morning to the third part, adding Leaves of Betony, Agrimony, Avens, each M i. Raisins 20. sweet Fennel seed ʒiii. Roots of Chervils, and Eringo's candied, each ℥ i. near the end of the boyling, add White-wine ℥ vi. strain them into a Pot, wherein is put Agrimony, Brook-lime, each Mi. the outward Rind of Oranges, and infuse them in warm Ashes for three hours; let the Vessel be well stopt, after cold, strain it. Of this she took ℥iv twice a day, and at last was cured.

COUNS. XLV. Cholick.

A Scorbutic Cholick, which frequently afflicted Mr. John Russel, Kinsman to the foresaid Lady, had by Dr. Willis the following ordered him: Take leaves of Betony, Rosemary, Tansey, Southren wood, Rue, Misletoe, Scurvy-grass, Cresses, Brook-lime, each M ii. Flowers of Chamomel, Mary­golds, Elder, each M i. Cubebs, Cardamoms, each ℥i. Mace ℥ss. Walnuts 10. cut and beat them, and pour upon them White-wine Posset-drink 6 pints, and distil it in a common Still. Mix all the Waters together. Take of male Piony roots ʒvi. Coral and Crabs eyes in fine pouder, each ʒi. Roots of Angelico, and Vir­ginia Snake-weed, each ʒi. mix them; being all in fine pouder, and with the best Loaf-sugar dissolved in Saxi­frage water ℥xij. make Tablets, adding the best Oil of Amber ʒi. Of these take one every morning and evening, drinking presently upon it ℥iss of the former Water, and continue it for a month. An Issue was opened in the left Arm. To purge, he took this: ℞ Sal. Absynth. ℈ss. Resin. Jalap. gr. iv. Misc. It was taken in the Pap of an Ap­ple rosted in the morning with due ordering. To vomit, he took Salt of Vitriol gr. xv. after he had half an hour before drunk a draught of Posset-drink, and so also between vomiting, and if need in the last draught there was put in a spoonful of Oxymel. ℞ Galb. solut. in Vin. Hispanic. q. s. ex­tend. [Page 255] super alutam, to be applied to the region of the Navil. The Walnuts not being to be had, there was put in their stead the outward Rinds of four Limons, and so many Oranges. Instead of Sal Vitriol. which did not work well, was given Sal. Emetic. N. to gr. ii. which wrought excel­lently with him; after which his Fits came sel­domer at last, but in long time he became prety well, and was seldom troubled with them, he following the Doctor's Direction, save as to the Vomit. He being withal troubled with the Stone, did usually take Posset-drink, wherein was boiled equal parts of Wall-Pellitory and Chamomel, with great success.

COUNS. XLVI. Faintings.

AN Honourable Lady being used to be trou­bled with fainting in labour, and other times, by Dr. Willis had prescribed: As to that in her labour, she had this appointed: Take Cla­ry M iiii. Balm and Rosemary, each M ii. the out­ward Rinds of two Oranges, and two Limons, chop them altogether, and put to them Cinamon bruised ℥ ss. Sack and White-wine, each a quart, distil them in a common Still, and put what is drawn off altogether. Of this she took five or six spoonfuls, at pleasure. For fainting at other times there was ordered this: ℞ Aq. Mirab. Meliss. ā ℥iiij. Napha. ℥iss. Confect. Alkerm. S. Mosc. ʒii. Sacch▪ Crystal. ℥ss. Misc. f. [Page 256] Julep. Of which she took two, three, or four spoonfuls at pleasure. At another time for faint­ing was prescribed this: Take of Spear-Mints, Balm, Sage dried, tops of Cypress, each 2 good hand­fuls, Cinamon bruised ℥i. Mace ℥ss. Kermes berries ℥ii. Nutmegs ʒii. cut and bruise them all, and put to them two quarts of good Claret, of red Rose-water, and Balm water, each lbss. distil them in a cold Still. Put the first and last together, sweeten it to your taste with Syrup of Coral; take a spoonful or two night and morning, and three or four spoonfuls when you are very ill, and apt to your Fits.

COUNS. LXVII. Spleen and Vapours.

FOr the Spleen and Vapours in another young Lady, by Dr. Willis was ordered the follow­ing: ℞ Pil Stomach. cum Gum. ʒiss. Resin. Jalap. gr. xii. Sal Chalyb. ℈i. Gum. Ammoniac. solut. in Aq. Hysteric. f. Pil. N. xii. The purging Pills. Take pouder of Wood-Aloes, yellow Sanders, and the Bark of Tamaris, each ʒi. Troches of Rubarb ʒii. Roots of Contrayerva, and Virginia Snakeweed, each ʒiss. Salt of Wormwood, and of Tamaris, each ʒi. Pouder of Ivory, and Crabs eyes, each ℈ii. make of all a very fine Pouder: after add the Flowers of Ash ℥ss. beat them in a Mortar, with Gum Ammoniac dissolved in Hysteric water sufficient to make a Mass. For opening Pills. ℞ Limatur. Chalyb. rec. ponatur [Page 257] in Vitrio cum Succ. Aurant. N. ij. per hor. 12. deind. add. Vin. alb. lbiss. Aq. Fumar. Jugland. Symp. ā ℥iv Rad. Galing. in Marmor. contus. ʒii. servetur in Vitro occluso. The purging Pills were taken four at first, and were repeated once in eight or nine days, in a morning early, observing a Phy­sical Diet. That day put on the Plaster for the Spleen, of Empl. Cicut. cum Ammoniac. The next day after cut a Vein in the Foot, and take away six or seven ounces of Blood. Once every day, except she purge or bleed, take in the morning, and four in the afternoon, four little Pills of the opening Mass, walking for half an hour after, and then drink a Wine-glass, or about seven or eight spoonfuls of the Chalybiat Wine, and exercise moderately again. Observe a good Diet, rise early in the morning, exercise much, and eat little sup­pers. These were observed with success.

COUNS. XLVIII. Deafness.

FOr Deafness by Dr. Willis for Mrs. Heath, At­tendant to the Right Honourable the Lady Katharine Brook, was prescribed what follows: ℞ Pil. Coch. ʒiss. Resin. Jalap. gr. viii. Syr. Ros. sol. q. s. f. Pil. N. xii. To be taken four at bed­time. ℞ Sack ℥ii. Honey of Roses ʒiii. Make an Injection, to be cast into the Ears gently twice a day. If these succeed not, drop in four or five drops of the dropping of Ash-wood burnt in the [Page 258] Fire, with black Wooll, and a little Civet, apply a blistering Plaster behind the Ear. Take the Pills every tenth day.

COUNS. XLIX. Courses and Whites.

Mrs. Martin, Woman to an honourable Lady, troubled with the Whites and Courses, had by Doctor Willis appointed as follows: ℞ Pul. Sanct. ℥ss. Rhabarb. gr. xxiv. Crem. Tart. gr. xv. M. f. Pul. This was taken in a draught of Posset-drink. Next day bleed at the Foot four or five ounces. A week or ten days after she purged again every day. Besides she took of the follow­ing Juices four or five spoonfuls in the morning, and at four in the afternoon, in small Ale or Beer, Take Leaves of Brook-lime, Dandelion, Plantain, each M iv. beat them, and press out the Juice. If these avail not, take for three weeks together of the next Pouder, as much as will lie on half a Crown, in a draught of Posset-drink, wherein is boiled the roots of stinging Nettles. Take the pouder of Mad­der roots ℥i. red Sanders ʒii. Sugar of Roses ℥ss. mix them, and make a Pouder.

COUNS. L. Belly-Pain.

FOr a Pain in the Belly that a Gentlewoman had, by the same Doctor, who prescribed as fol­lows: ℞ Rhabarb. pul. ℈ii. Resin. Jalap. gr. viii. Tartar. Vitriol. ℈ ss. f. Pul. to be divided into two equal parts. Take Winters-bark ʒij. Bishop­weed seed ʒi. Rinds of Orange and Limon poudered, each ʒiss. Species of the three Sanders ʒj. Pouder of Aron root ʒii. Steel prepared with Brimstone ℥iss. Salt of Steel ʒss. Sugar-candy ℥iss. Of all make a pou­der. ℞ Emplast. de Cummin. ℥ss. Galb. solut. ʒii. f. Emp. pro regione Vmbilic. Take one of the pa­pers of the purging Pouder in the morning, in a spoonful of Gruel, observing a Physical Diet for that day. Nine or ten days after take the other Paper. Every morning besides take of the other Pouder as much as will lie on a Six-pence, stirring after it for an hour, then drink a draught of Beer wherein Centaury hath been boiled, or else a little Wormwood-wine. Apply the Plaster to the Navil, and wear it constantly. For ordinary Drink, bottle up some middling Drink, that is clear and mild, putting into each Bottle ten leaves of Scur­vy-grass, and a little Orange Peel.

COUNS. LI. Deafness.

FOr a noble Person deafish, by the said Doctor was prescribed: Take Assa Foetida dissolved in Spirit of Wine in a Brass Ladle, add to it Castor in pouder, and Cummin-seeds, each ʒss. Saffron in pou­der ℈i. stir them well altogether till well mixed, ad­ding a little Oil of bitter Almonds, to malax it. Make a Mass, take a bit of it at a time, and form it so as that it may be put into the hollow of the Ear a prety way; let it abide there for three days and night, and if it be not troublesom, continue it longer: when it is taken out, put in some black Wooll in its stead, with Oil of bitter Almonds. Note, the Assa Foetida, &c. is to be tied up in a fine Sarcenet, and so put in, and fastened about the Ear, that so it may be taken out again.


FOr a Tertian Ague, by Dr. Barksdale to a Gentleman, was appointed what follows: ℞ Fol. Sen. ʒii. Agarick Troch. ℈iv. Rhab. ʒi. Flor. Cham. p. vi. Sambuc. p. iiij. Sem. Card. ben. ʒii. Citri N. xii. Sumit. Absynth. Centaur. ā p. iii. [Page 261] coq. in Liquor. poscet. lbss. till a third part be wasted, after strain it. Of which take one third part two hours before the Fit, a second part an hour before, and the third part in the beginning of the Fit, for three Fits; which cured. The Pouder of Laurel leaves, as much as will lie on a shilling, ta­ken in a quarter of a Pint of Aniseed Water, be­fore the Fit, hath cured.

COUNS. LIII. Tertian Ague.

FOr a Tertian Ague, for a Gentlewoman, by Dr. Willis: If apt to vomit, take a Vomit of the Infusion of Crocus Metallorum ℥i. Syrup of the five roots ʒvi. on the Fit-day. Otherwise take the Purge on the Well-day, which was this: ℞ Pul. Sanct. ℈ii. Rhab. ℈i. Sal. Absynth. ℈ss. Vin. alb. Aq. Cichor. ā ℥ii. Syr. Ros. solut. ℥ss. Misc. Keep due Order after. Two hours before the Fit, take the next Pouder, in a draught of White-wine made hot, and let her put her self in a sweat: Take Gentian root in pouder ʒss. Salt of Wormwood ℈i. Allum ℈ss. make a Pouder. Also two hours before the Fit, apply to the Wrists the following Plaster: Take Hops, Bay salt, and Currants, each M i. and beat them for Plasters.

COUNS. LIV. Deafness.

BY the said Doctor, for another Person, which cured a Deafness of two months continuance: ℞ Pil. Luc. maj. ʒiss. Resin. Jalap. gr. viij. cum Syr. Staechad. q. s. f. Pil. N. xii. There are four to be given for a Dose at bed-time, every other, or eve­ry two days. After the hair was shaved from the Coronal Suture, which part was oft anoint­ed with the next: ℞ Aq. Vit. ℥iii. Sal. Nitri puris. ʒii. Ol. Amygd. amar. ℥i. bul. omnia ad consumpt. Spir. Vin. & add. Aq. Nymphae ℥i. then beat them well with a Spatula, till they be reduced to the confistence of a Liniment. With which anoint once a day, especially at night, at bed-time. In the morning, an hour after the Passages of the Brain are cleansed, as the Ears and Nose, then chew some Mastich. The next hath proved ex­cellent, and was communicated to a Person of Honour, which I thought good to affix here: Take Civet gr. ii. Burgundy Pitch the quantity of a great Pea, as much white Hellebore in fine pouder as will make them into a stiff Paste, work them well in your hands, and make it in form of a Clove: Tie it up in a Sarcenet, put it into the Ear, leave the string to go about the Ear; take it out, and wipe it, and put it in again. Proved. If deafness be from the stoppage of the Ear, then first inject White-wine warm, mixed with a little Spirit or Tinct. of Castor.

COUNS. LV. Agues.

AN Advice given me by an able Physician, for cure of Agues: Take Centaury, Borage, Beto­ny, each M iii. Fumitory M i. Ivy-berries lbi. mix them, and chop them finely together, and put them into a fair Glass Body, with ℥xx of White-wine; distil with as gentle a Fire as possible, till all the Water be come over. Which keep in a Glass well stopped. It will be better, if set in B. M. or in Horse-dung, for eight or ten days before it be stilled. The Dose for a Quotidian is seven or eight spoonfuls, before the Fit, the Party keeping bed, and sweat­ing two or three hours: if they drink, give them clear Posset-drink, with two or three spoonfuls of the Water. If you give it for a Quartan, purge the Patient two or three days before, with a De­coction of Sena, Salt of Tartar, Coriander seeds, and Liquoris, first boiling the Sena and Salt gently, and after infuse the rest in the Decoction: Then in the first day of the Intermissi­on, give eight or ten spoonfuls, or more or less, according to Age, Sex, or Strength; which con­tinue three or four days, and you will seldom fail of desired success. If with the use of the foresaid Remedies, you apply to the Wrists the following Plaster: Take the pouder of Briony or Hellebore roots, put to it half so much Wheaten Flower, boyl them to a Paltess with Milk. Which apply to the Wrists [Page 264] for four days. He said in Quotidians and Terti­ans it never failed.

COUNS. LVI. Scurvy.

FOr Mr. Alisbury, by Dr. Willis, for a Scorbutic Atrophy, with Loosness, was ordered as fol­lows: ℞ Rhabarb incis. ʒiss. Cortic. Mirab. Citr. ʒi. Sant. Citr. ℈i. Sal. Absyn. ℈ss. incis. & contus. infund. t [...]pide in Aq. Plant. & Ros. rub. ā ℥iiss. Vin. alb. ℥iss. Col. clarif. ℥iv. add. Syr. è Ros. sicc. ʒvi. M. f. Pot. Which was taken the next morning, with due or­dering. Take Conserves of Roman Wormwood ℥iv. of Scurvy-grass ℥ii. Species of the three Sanders ʒii. Crocus Martis, Aloe-wood, and Pouder of Ivory, ā ʒj. Ash seeds ʒiss. Salts of Wormwood and Scurvy-grass, ā ʒi. with Syrup of of Citron Peels, make an Electu­ary. ℞ Rhab. opt. pul. ʒi. Cortic, citri Myrabol. Santal. Citrin. pul. ā ℈i. Sal. Absynth. ʒss. Cinam. ℈i. Syr. Cichor. cum Rhab. f. Mas. forment. in Pil. N. xij. But before the former Prescriptions, was taken the following Electuary, and Drink was used: Take Conserves of red Roses vitriolated ℥iv. of Wood-sorrel [...]ii. Species of the three Sanders, Di­arrhodon Abbatis, each ʒi. poudered Ivory, prepared Coral, Salt of Wormwood, each ʒss. with sufficient Syrup of Coral make an Electuary. Take the shavings of Ivory and Harts-horn, and China sliced, each ʒiii. red Sanders ʒi. Tormentil roots cut ʒii. leaves of Agri­mony, Harts-tongue, each M ii. Currants ℥ii. boyl them in Fountain water lbiv. till a third part be wasted; [Page 265] add Rose-vinegar ℥iv. strain it into a Pot, wherein is put leaves of Scurvy-grass, Brook-lime, and Water-cresses, each M i. red Roses M ss. the rind of an Orange; let them be well stopped, and infuse warm for four hours; after cold, strain it, and keep it in a close Vessel. Of it take ℥iv at six in the morning, and at four in the afternoon; to the last add Syrup of the Juyce of Plantain. After the taking of these for some time he then began with the purging Potion, which he took in a morning. The night following, as also every night and morning, except when the purging Medicines were taken, take of the Electuary the quantity of a Nutmeg first and last; so the former Electuary was to be taken. At eight in the morning, and four in the afternoon, take of the Drink, or at any other time when dry, framed of Scurvy-grass, Horse-raddish, &c. Once in five or six days take five of the Pills betimes in the morning. If the Loosness continue a week, eat and drink nothing but Milk thus ordered: Set it on the Fire, and as fast as the Scum rises, cast it off. Of this drink a draught morning and night sweetned with Sugar of Roses; at dinner eat it with bread, being first scummed; sometimes when scummed, boil Water-cresses there­in for a while, and so eat and drink it. Take Brook-lime and Water-cresses, each M iv. Clary, Agrimony, each M ii. the cut Peels of four Oranges and four Limons, red Sanders, Cinamon, Winters­bark, each ℥i. Snails in the shell washed, dried, and bruised lbiss. chop the Herbs and Snails, and mix all together, having been duly prepared, and put to them six pints of good Cider, or White-wine Posset-drink, and still them in a common Still, mixing the first and [Page 266] last together. Of this take ten or twelve spoonfuls every morning, four in the afternoon, and at night, continuing the use of the Pills and Electu­ary, as before. Afterward in a quartof the fore­said Water infuse ℥ss of Crocus Martis astringent. Also a Mass of Pills was made thus: ℞ Rhab. tost. & pul. ʒiii. Spec. Diarrhod. Abbat. ʒi. Croc. Martis astringent. ʒiss. Syr. è Coral. q. s. form. Pil. 6 ex ʒi. And so many were taken for three nights and mornings. There was also used some Elix. Tartar. in the foresaid Water, and at last was used this: ℞ Conserves of Roman Wormwood, Scurvy-grass, and Orange Peels, each ℥ii. Species Diarrhod. Abbat. ʒii. Aloe-wood, red Sanders in pouder, each ℥i. prepared Coral ℥i. with sufficient Syrup of Coral make an Electuary. This was taken at eight in the morning, and four in the afternoon, to the quan­tity of a Nutmeg, drinking after it six or eight spoonfuls of the distilled Water. Late at night, and very early in the morning, take of the Elixir ten or twelve drops in the foresaid Water. With the Water he also took the next Lozenges: Take Winters-bark poudered ʒii. Ivory ʒi. Species of the three Sanders ʒi. Bark of Tamaris, and Ash­seed shell'd, each ʒi. make of all a most fine pouder; after take the whitest Sugar dissolved in Balm water, and boiled to a Candy height [...]vi. Oil of Juniper six drops. And make according to art Tablets, each weighing ʒss.

COUNS. LVII. Scurvy.

FOr Mr. Alisbury's Wife, also labouring of the Scurvy, by the said Doctor, had the follow­ing prescribed: ℞ Pil. Stomach. cum Gum. ʒss. Resin. Jalap. gr. iiij. cum s. q. Syr. Ros. sol. f. Pil. N. 4. Take them in the morning with fit ordering. ℞ Elixir Proprietat. ℥ss. to be taken every morning ten or twelve drops in a spoonful of the following Julep, drinking at the same time of it ℥iss. ℞ Aq. Limac. ℥viii. Lum­bric. ℥iv. Cochlear. Syr. ℥vi. Sacch. Cand. ℥jss. Misc. She was to drink of her Husband's Drink, as also of his distilled Water. To her Belly was applied this: ℞ Emplast. de Minio Hysteric. ā ℥i. Misc. It was spread upon Lea­ther, which was eight inches over. If there be no right Crocus Martis astringent. to be had, then take Salt of Steel, and calcine it in a Crucible, or Fire-shovel, and take a third part of it.

COUNS. LVIII. Pain in the Stomach.

FOr an honourable Lady, for pain in her Sto­mach, by the same Doctor, was prescribed: ℞ Elixir Tart. ℥i. Of this her Ladyship took eight drops in a spoonful of the following Water, drink after six or eight spoonfuls of the same, which was done for a fortnight or three weeks to­gether: Take Wormwood, Carduus, Chamomel, Spear-mint, Balm, each M ii. chop them small, and put thereto a pottle of new Milk, and distil it in a common Still, and draw off about three pints, and sweeten it as you please. The Doctor was pleased to acquaint me, he made the Elixir of Tartar thus: Take Salt of Tartar, as much as you will, flux it in a Crucible till it is blew, then pour it into a Silver Por­ringer; when it is cold, pouder it, and put it into a Bolt-head, pour upon it rectified Spirit of Wine, to be above the Salt an hands-breadth, stop it close, and set it into a Furnace of sand for four or five days, to be very hot. But this I never assayed to prepare, nor the former Crocus Martis astringentis.

COUNS. LIX. Convulsion.

FOr the Right Honourable, the Lord Robert Brook's Son, Mr. John Grivil, for Convulsion-Fits, by Dr. Willis, June 21. 1666. had the fol­lowing ordered: First blister his Neck well, give him of the Pouder as much as will lie on two-pence, in a spoonful of the Julep, repeating it every six or eight hours, after it give a spoonful more of the same. Let him have of Milk and Sugar every day; keep him to a thin Diet. The Pouder, Take roots and seeds of Male-piony, each ʒi. Pearl prep. ʒss. Mans Scull prepared ℈ii. Sugar of Pearl ʒi. mix, and make a pouder of them. The Julep, Take black Cherry water ℥iii. Langius water against the Falling-Sickness ℥i. Syrup of the Flowers of Male-Piony, and of Coral, each ʒiii. mix them for a Julep. June 29. Further Directions. Before every Change and Full of the Moon, give of the Julep and Pouder four or five grains morning and night, four or five days together. At the same time let the Nurse which suckles it, take night and morning a draught of Posset-drink, wherein boil of Piony seeds and roots, each ʒj. sweet Fennel seeds ʒii. Misletoe M ss. boil them in a pint and half of Posset-drink, to serve for twice. In case the Child should have Fits again, give of the Pouder a dou­ble quantity, and repeat it every eighth hour, and give it Spirit of Harts-horn twice in twenty four [Page 270] hours one or two drops. At the first appearance of any Fit, raise a Blister in his Neck, and whilst he continues indisposed give him a Clyster every day, and all that time let the Nurse be kept to a Diet of Gruel, Panado, and thin Broth, boil in them a bundle of sweet Herbs, viz. Rosemary, Time, Winter-Savory, and sweet Marjorum. Let the following bag be worn about the Childs Neck, and worn constantly, so that it may lie on the mouth of the Stomach. Take Elk-claw, roots of Male-Piony, and its seeds, each ʒss. make a Pouder, and put it into a Sarsenet bag, and baste it.

Other Directions for the same Child. Let a Nurse be got that hath new Milk, and let the Child suck her three or four days. If you see him still subject to Fits, and to be heavy and oppressed in the Spirits, apply a Leech to each Jugular Vein, take away an ounce of blood from each side, be careful to stop it presently, for it will be apt to bleed very much. Apply the following Cataplasm to the Feet, renew it morning and night, lay them on warm: Take Rue M iiii. Misletoe if to be had M ss. stamp them very well in a Mortar, add to it Bay-salt Mss. and as much Soap as a Pullets egg, and Oil of Scorpions so much as to malax it. If the Child should be free from his Fits, leave off the Pouder and Julep, but continue the Spirit of Harts-horn, giving with it night and morning three spoonfuls of the distilled Water following; yet every Change and Full of the Moon give the other Medicines. Give his Medicines a prety distance from his sucking, and especially give him before and presently after his sleeping. The di­stilled Water, Take a pint and half of Snails in their [Page 271] shells, washed, and dried with a Cloth, of Misletoe, Rue, Penyroyal, Betony, Rosemary, each M ii. Male-Piony roots M iv. chop these altogether, and put to them six pints of Cider Posset-drink, and distil it in a common Still, but first and last together. He having also a Cough, he took of this three spoonfuls, night morning, with Sugar-candy.

July 14. came the following. If he begin to loath his Medicines, leave them off for a while, and take only the Pouder and Julep, new and full Moon. Let the Nurse instead of him, take the distilled Water morning and night, six or se­ven spoonfuls; in the first spoonful let her take as much of the next Pouder as will lie on a shil­ling, and the rest after: Take seeds of Anis, Car­raway, sweet Fennel, each ℥i. root of Male-Piony ʒvi. Liquoris ʒii. Sugar-candy ℥i. Make a Pou­der, or else make the Pouder into an Electuary, with Lohoch. Sanum & expertum, and take the quantity of a Nutmeg. This may do the Child as much good for his Cough as if he took it him­self. The Child's Diet may be Chicken, &c. only let him not suck of an hour or two before nor after.

COUNS. LX. Extreme Cough.

FOr the Right Honourable, the Ludy Katharine Brook, for an extreme Cough, like to a Chin­cough, by Dr. Willis, was the following Directi­ons: First let her Ladiship keep a slender Diet, as Gruel, Panado, and thin Broth, with opening roots boiled therein; no Flesh, especially if her Water be high, and turned thick. Morning and afternoon take a draught of this Decoction: Take roots of Scorsonera and Chervil, each ℥i. China ʒiij. Shavings of Ivory and Harts-horn, each ʒiss. Leaves of Maiden-hair, Harts tongue, each M i. Jujubes, Sebestens, each par. ii. Raisins stoned 12. one Apple, Liquoris ʒiii. cut and bruise them, and boyl them in two quarts of Water till a third part be wasted, reserve the strained Liquor in a Glass well stopped. Put into each draught ℈ss or ℈i of Sal. Prunella, if she can away with the taste of it; otherwise put in ʒii of Syrup of Violets. Every second or third morning put into a draught of the Decoction a spoonful or two of Syr. August. or else squeeze in a draught of it Rubarb ℈i or ℈ii. tied up in a thin linnen rag, and dip it in five or six times, and so press it: Every morning and night take Spirit of Harts-horn from ten drops to fifteen. This hath been of singular use to most people. Her Honour is to have the following Lambative to open her Breast, and to spit the more easily. Take [Page 273] Take the Pulp of Althea roots boyled in Barly water, and pulp'd through a Seive, ℥iss. Pulp of Elicampana roots ℥ss. Liquoris in pouder ʒi. Sugar-candy ℥i. Syrup of Maiden-hair ℥ii. Mix them, and take it with a Liquoris stick. Or, Take Oil of sweet Al­monds new drawn ℥iss. Sugar-candy ℥i. Syrup of Jujubs ℥iss. Mix them, and take it as the other. Her Issue is to be kept open in her head. Apply a blistering Plaster to the Neck, another to the inside of the Thigh, just above the Knee. Let­ting Blood doth good to most People, therefore if her Ladyship's Cough continues, remove four or five ounces from the Foot, or use the Leeches. Continue the use of the Spirit of Harts-horn, and her Pectoral Drink. Besides, give her twice or thrice in twenty four hours, of the next Water, sweetned with Syrup of Violets: Take Hyssop M iv. Snails in their shells a pint; chop them together, and put to them four pints of new Milk, and draw off from a common Still, with a gentle Fire, two pints. Pre­pare the following Lozenges to be taken often, against her tickling Cough: ℞ Spec. Diatrag. frig. rec. ʒiii. Pul. Liquor. Sem. Foenicul. dul. ā ʒss. Sal. Prunel. ʒi. Sacch. cand. solut. in Aq. Ros. & ad Ta­bul. coct. ℥iv. S. A. f. Tabul. The Doctor coming May 16. 1666. that night I let her blood in the Foot. The 17th he prescribed what follows: Take Conserve of red Roses ℥ii. Lohoch sanum & expertum ℥ii. Species Diatragacanth. frigid. ʒiss. Species of Diaireos, Flower of Sulphur, each ʒi. with Syrup of Maiden-hair sufficient make a Lambative.Sem. Faenicul. d. Carv. Anis. ā ʒi. Spec. Diair. Diatrag. frigid. ā ʒiss. Flor. Sulph. ℈i. Sacch. solut. in De­coct. Rad. Enul. q. s. ad Tabul. coct. ℥vi. Ol. Anis. [Page 274] gut. vi. f. Tabul. To be oft held in her Mouth. Take Rubarb poudered gr. xxv. Oil of Nutmegs distil­led 2 drops, Chio Turbentine, so much as will make a Mass for four Pills: Which she took the next morning. Take white and yellow Sanders, each ʒi. shavings of Ivory and Harts-horn, each ʒii. Leaves of Maiden-hair, Harts-tongue, Coltsfoot, Speedwel, all dry, each M i. Roots of Chervil ℥i. Seeds of sweet Fennel, and Coriander, each ʒii. Liquoris ʒiii. Rai­sins ℥ii. boyl them in Spring water at a quick Fire, [...]ill a third part be wasted; strain it, and put it imme­diately into a Pot. Her Honour took this as the former, so her Cough removed.

COUNS. LXI. Scurvy.

FOr her Honour, by Dr. Willis, for the Scurvy, who came to her, May 31. 66. for which he appointed as follows. If Whey will agree with your Ladyship's Stomach, take every morning a good quantity of Whey thus prepared: Take Brook-lime and Scurvy-grass, each M i. put it into a Tan­kard, with Whey lbiss, or lbii. set it in Embers to be hot for one hour, then pour it from the Herbs, and drink of it two or three draughts, stirring after it. Or else distil the following, and take of it night and morning ℥iv. sweetned with Syrup of Violets, or Syrup of the Juice of Brook-lime: Take Fumitory, Brook-lime, each M iv. Scurvy-grass M ii. Crums of two Penny white-Loaves; chop the Herbs, and mix [Page 275] them with the Bread; put to them three quarts of new Milk, and distil them in a common Still. Put the Waters all together. ℞ Spec. Diatrag. frig. Sal. Prunel. ā ʒiss. Nuc. Mosch. Liquor. pul. ā ʒss. Tereb. Venet. q. s. f. Mass. Of this she was to take three little Pills at night for a week together, repea­ting them every month or two.


FOr my self, by Dr. Willis, being troubled with the like Cough as her Honour, and at the same time, for which he ordered me what follows. I then attending upon her Ladyship, who was not willing to be without me, both as to see all her Prescripts done, so also give them to her. The Doctor taking notice of my Ilness and Weak­ness, acquainted her Honour, if I did not forbear that attendance, and betake my self to my Chamber at home, it might hazard my Life; up­on which her Honour unwillingly dismissed me. In the mean time whilst I was with her, I had the liberty to take some of those things ordered for her Ladyship, who I may say was very tender of me, always allowing me more favour than I deserved. The 17th of May, 1666. I bled with Leeches to ℥vi. being weak, he advised me to forbear bleed­ing in the Arm. The following Pectoral Decoction I took for several days: ℞ China roots sliced ʒiii. Sarsaparilla ℥i. white and yellow Sanders ʒi. shavings [Page 276] of Ivory and Harts-horn ʒiii. being cut and bruised, was infused in three quarts of Spring-water for a night, warm, and after boiled till the third part was wasted, adding leaves of Agrimony, Maiden-hair, Coltsfoot, Harts-tongue, each M i. Raisins ℥i. Li­quoris ℥ss. after sometime boyling, strain it, and drink of it night and morning. I also by his Order took the common Pectoral Decoction. With the use of these I took of this Lincture: Take the Syrup of the Juice of Ground-Ivy ℥iv. Flower of Sulphur ℈i. For to purge, he prescribed this: Take the Linitive Electuary ℥ss. Cream of Tartar ʒss. mix them. Half of this I took, which gave me six stools. After some days I was afflicted with a great pain in my Side, which finding exceeding troublesom, I adventu­red to be let blood in the Arm, and took so much only as till I felt a little ease. Being more the next day, I bled again, and so the third day, till I had ease, which removed it. After I took a quarter of what was left of the Electuary, which gave me three Stools. My Cough still being trou­blesom, I took of the thick Balsam of Sulphur the quantity of a small Nut, in a spoonful of Sy­rup of Violets, at night, by which I found much advantage, and with which I have cured very des­perate Coughs. And in the mornings I took Spi­rit of Harts horn in my Ladies Snail-water, with Syrup of Viol [...]ts. After some time I took every night and morning a spoonful of Syrup of Sulphur, which the Doctor himself gave me Directions how to make, sending me the prepared Sulphur from Oxford. He also appointed me the following: ℞ Spec. Diatrag. frigid. ʒii. Pul. Sem. Anis. Carvi. [...]oenicul. d [...]d Liquor, Flo. Sulph. ā ʒss. Sacch. [Page 277] cand. solut. in Aq. Lumbric. & Tabul. coct. ℥vi s. a. f. Tab. Instead he told me Slices of Liquo­ris were admirable, without which he never went himself, when he had a Cough, and con­tinually chewed them. He also appointed the next: Take leaves of Jerusalem Oak, Hyssop, Ground-Ivy, Coltsfoot, each M iii. Snails cleansed lbiss. Seeds of Anis and Fennel bruised, each ℥i. shred the Herbs, and bruise the Seeds, and pour upon all White-wine Posset-drink two quarts; distil them in a common Still, and I was to drink of it ℥iv. with Syrup of Violets. The Doctor being again sent for to Warwick-Castle, to her Honour; he was plea­sed, hearing I was alive, to come to see me, and finding me up and walking in my Chamber, he took me by the hand with great gladness, and told me he much rejoiced to see me alive, telling me, when he last left me he gave me up for dead, and asked me, what Course I took for my recove­ry? I told him, I followed his Directions exactly, only as to the quantity of the Purge, knowing my Body was very easy to work on, and finding a Pain on my right side, contrary to his advice, I was necessitated to bleed in the Arm. He told me, I had done very well in it. I heartily thank­ed him, as for this last, so for all his Favours; and so we parted.

COUNS. LXIII. Scurvy, and spitting of Blood.

FOr the Scurvy, with spitting of Blood, for Mr. Treble, Minister at Tatchbrook, by Dr. Willis was prescribed the following: Take Conserve of Brook-lime (new, only made with equal parts of Sugar) ℥iv. of red Roses vitriolated ℥ii. Species of Diarrhod. Abbatis, and of the three Sanders, each ʒi. burnt Harts-horn ʒiss. Coral prepared ʒj. Lu­catella's Balsam ʒij. with sufficient Syrup of Coral make an Electuary. This is to be taken every morning and at four in the afternoon the quantity of a Nutmeg, or more; after which drink a quar­ter of a pint, or near half a pint of the following Drink, warm: Take Roots of Bur, Fennel, Parsly, each as much as two Fingers; Maiden-hair, Harts-tongue, Agrimony, each M i. sweet Fennel seeds a spoonful; Raisins ℥iiii. red and yellow Sanders, each ʒi. boyl them in two quarts of Spring-water, till a third part be wasted; put to it a quarter of a pint of Claret-wine, then strain it into a Stein-Pot, wherein put before Scurvy-grass, Brook-lime, Plantain bruised, each M i. stop it close, and let it stand for three hours to infuse; strain it, and keep it in Bottles for use. Ap­ly blistering Plasters to each Thigh, a little above the Knee. Take a Clifter every day you are no [...] [...]ose. If your spi [...]ting of Blood continue, take two or three times a day two spoonfuls of the next Juices, in what Liquor you please. Take [Page 279] stinging Nettles, Brook-lime, each M iii. stamp them, and strain out the Juices. When you go abroad, and your spitting blood is gone, follow the ensuing Directions: Take of the Spirit of Harts-horn ten drops every night, last, and early in the morning, in a spoonful of good Sack, and take a spoonful more after. Take of the following opening Pills four, the big­ness of a small Pea, every morning, and four in the afternoon, drinking after ten or twelve spoon­fuls of the next Liquor to the Pills, exercising after for an hour. The opening Pills: ℞ Pul. Rad. Ari. Cortic. Winteran. Rad. Angelic. ā ʒii. Troch. de Rhab. de Cappar. ā ʒi. Spec. Diatrion. San­tal. ℈ii. Ocul. Canc. pul. ʒiss. Sal. Absynth. Cochlear. ā ʒi. Sal. Chalyb. ℈ii. Bals. Peru. ℈i. Syr. è Cor­tic. Citr. q. s. f. Mass. pro Pil. The Liquor to be taken after the Pills, Take Scurvy-grass, Brook lime, Water-cresses, each M ii. the outward Peels of two Oranges pared off thin; long Pepper beat small ʒi. stamp all these together, and put them into a Stone Jug-pot, put to them either a quart of Sack or White-wine; stop it up close, and let it stand twenty four hours; then strain it out hard, and put it into Bottles, and stop them close. Of the easy purging Pills take four once in eight or nine days, early in a morning, keeping a Physical Diet that day, omitting other Medicines except the Spirit of Harts-horn at night. ℞ Pil. Stomach cum Gum. ʒiss. Tartar. Vitriol. ℈i. Ol. Absynth. gut. iiij. cum q. s. Syr. Ros. sol. f. Pil. N. xii. For ordinary drinking, make this: Take middling Wort four or five gallons, boyl therein of Ling M iv. instead of Hops; after it hath done working, hang in a Bag of Scurvy-grass leaves M iv. Dock roots [Page 280] dried and slieed ℥viii. the Rinds of four Oranges, and of Winters-bark ℥ss. Tap it at a weeks end, make one Vessel under another; observe a good Diet, use much exercise. After was prescribed what follow: Take Conserves of Scurvy-grass, Fumitory, Tansey, each ℥ii. Win­ters-back poudered ʒij. Species of the three San­ders ʒiss. Salt of Wormwood ʒii. Pouder of Root Aron ʒiss. Crabs eyes ʒi. Juice of Oranges, as much as will make an Electuary. Take twice a day the quantity of a Nutmeg, drinking up­on it five or six ounces of the following: Take fresh Polipody roots, Dock roots, each ℥i. shavings of Ivory and Harts-horn, each ℥ss. roots of Calamus Aromaticus, Florentine, Oris, each ℥iii. Leaves of Agrimony, Ground-pine, and Rai­sins, each M i. yellow and white Sanders, each ʒi. shred, slice, and bruise them, and boyl them in three quarts of Spring-water, till a third part be wasted; strain it into an earthen Steine Pot, in which let there be of Scurvy-grass M ii. Orange Peels ℥ss. Let them infuse warm for six hours, well stopt; after cold, strain it for use.

COUNS. LXIV. Mother.

FOr Hysteric Fits, at several times, for an ho­nourable Lady, by Dr. Willis, was prescribed what follows: Take of the Waters of Mugwort, Penyroyal, Rhue, each ℥iii. compound Briony water, [Page 281] and of Treacle, each ℥i. Castor tied in Sarcenet, and hung in the Glass, ʒss. make a Julep. Of which she was to take five or six spoonfuls morning and night. Take of the Hysteric Plaster, Galbanum dis­solved in Vinegar, each equal parts, sufficient to be spread upon Leather, to apply to the region of the Navil. If the Hysteric Julep do not remove the Fits, then in the first spoonful of the Julep take ten or twelve drops of Spirit of Harts-horn.With a Fever These were effectual. At another time by the same Doctor was ordered as follows: Take Waters of Peny-royal, Mugwort, each ℥iv. of Balm ℥ii. Waters of com­pound Briony and Treacle, each ℥i. Syrup of Clove­gilly-flowers ℥ii. the same quantity of the Castor, as in the former Julep. The like quantity was taken thrice in twenty four hours, and at any time else, if faint or ill. Soon at night she took the Cor­dial Bole, and drank some of the Julep after it: Take Diascordium ℈ii. Conserve of Clove-gilly-flowers ʒss. Saffron gr. ii. Syrup of red Poppies, sufficient to to make an Opiat. Let her Diet be only thin Cau­dle, or Gruel of Oatmeal or Barly, boil in them a Sprig of Peny-royal, to quench her Ladyship's thirst. If there be need let her sometimes take a draught of the next Emulsion: Take candied Eringo ʒvi. Scorzonery roots ℥ss. Ivory, Harts-horn, [...]ach ʒiii. two Sprigs of Balm, and one of Mug­wort, Raisins 12. slit, boil them in three pints of Wa­ter till a pint be wasted; strain it on twelve Almonds blanched and bruised. With want of Sleep. At another time, by the same Doctor, when with the Vapors there was want of sleep, was ordered the next: Take Waters of Mugwart, [Page 282] and Peny-royal, each ℥iv. of Rue, and compound Bri­ony, each ℥ii. whitest Sugar, and Tincture of Castor, each ℥ss. make a Julep. This was taken every morning, and at other times when faint or ill. Take Conserves of Violets, and of Mullen flowers, driven through a Seive, each ℥iss. Pearls in pouder ʒi. Di­ascordium ʒiss. Syrup of red Poppies, sufficient to make an Opiat. Of this was taken every night the quantity of a Nutmeg, drinking four spoonfuls of the Julep after it.

COUNS. LXV. Pain in the Side.

Mrs. Allen Course, for a Pain of the Side, from a Scorbutic Humor, by Dr. Willis. As soon as you come to London, drink Barnet Water, which continue for fourteen days, omit­ting two or three days in a week; with them take the next Confection very early in the morning, and at four in the afternoon, each time the quantity of a Nutmeg: ℞ Pul. Ari. compos. ℥jss. Spec. Diatrion. Santal. Aromat. Ros. ā ʒii. Pul. Ebor. ʒiss. Oc. Cancr. ʒii. Sal. Pru­nel. Absynth. ā ʒiss. Flavid. Aurant. condit. ℥iii. simul contund. in Pul. adde Sacch. alb. solut. in Aq. Lumbric. ℥iv. f. Confect. During this time, apply to the Side, after fomented with Milk wherein Chamonnel is boiled, the following Ointment, warm it, and chafe it in, and after with it besmear a double brown Paper, and [Page 283] apply warm: ℞ Vnguent. Splanchni ℥ii. Ol. Chamom. ℥iss. Vnguent. è Flor. Aurant. ℥ss. Misc. make an Ointment. After the Waters, purge twice or thrice, some four or five days be­twixt, and towards Michaelmas once a week, with the next: ℞ Pil. Stomach. cum Gum. ʒii. Resin. Jalap. ℈i. Tartar. Vitriol. gr. xxiv. Am­moniac solut. in Aq. Lumbric. q. s. f. Pil. No xvi. On every day besides take the Electuary, every morning and night the quantity of a Nutmeg, taking ten spoonfuls of the distilled Water after it; and if you are not well the first or second purging, use the Leeches, and bleed six or eight ounces. Take Conserves of Fumitory, Wormwood, Brook lime, each ℥ii. Winters-bark ʒii. Angelic root ʒi. Spec. Diarrhod. Abbat. ʒi. Pouder of Crabs eyes ʒi. Salt of Wormwood ʒj. with sufficient Syrup of Citron Peels make an Electuary. The distilled Water: Take leaves of Wormwood, both the South­ernwoods, Tansey, Scurvy-grass, Brook-lime, Wa­ter-cresses, each M ii. Briony root ℥vi. Horse-radish roots ℥ii. Coriander seed, and Juniper berries, each ℥iii. shred and bruise them, and pour upon them White-wine Posset-drink three quarts. Distil them in a cold Still, and keep them for use.

COUNS. LXVI. Mother.

FOr the Right Honourable, the Lady Katherine Brook, for Hysteric Vapours, which did much afflict the Head and Neck, by Dr. Bates, and others. Sept. 12. 1666. was prescribed what follows: ℞ Pil. de Succin. de Ammoniac. & Tart. Quer. ā ℈iv. Lign. Aloes ℈i. Pil. Faetid. maj. ʒss. Castor ℈ss. Bals. Peru. q. s. f. Pil. 6. ex ʒi. Take ℈i every morning, as soon as day appears, for four, five, or six days; after add Salt of Steel, and take them after the same manner. ℞ Castor ℈i. Galbanum prepared with the Tincture of Castor ʒi. yellow Amber, Aloe-wood, each ʒi. Oil of Amber ℈i. Syrup of Piony sufficient to make Pills. Of these she was to take three or four twice a day in the mor­ning, and hour of sleep. On vacant days, to these was added Steel prepared with Sulphur, and Troches of Cappars, each ʒi. and taken as before. Take Wood of Aloes ℥iss. Guaiac. ℥x. Sassafras ℥i. Ju­niper berries ℥iiii. Piony seeds bruised ℥vi. Horse-radish root ℥iv. Sage, Betony, Marjorum, each M iii. Rosemary flowers M ii. Species of Amber without Musk, tied up in Sarcenet ℥ss. Raisins of the Sun sto­ned lbj. make a Bag for 6 or 7 gallons of Drink, and drink it constantly. Take Flowers of red Roses, El­der, each M i. Betony, Rosemary, Cowslips, each M ss. Hemp seed ℥i. Juniper berries ℥ii. Persia Nuts 12. [...] ther [...], and besprinkle them with Rose-vinegar, and [Page 285] boyl them in Cream lbiss. to the wasting of the Serum; after strain them, and add Oil of Amber ʒiss. and make an Ointment. The part of the Head pained being shaved, was anointed twice a day, by which she found much advantage. ℞ Vng. Nervin. ℥ii. Ol. Succin. ℈i. M. f. Vng. For the Neck, which was first to be fomented at night with compound Lavender water: ℞ Sem. Nigel. pul. ʒii. Succin. ʒi. irrogat. aliquot gut. Ol. Carv. & Acet. tied up in Nodula's to smell to. At the same time, by Dr. Gourdon, for the same Lady, was appointed as follows: Take compound Walnut water ℥iss. simple Oxymel ℥i. new Oil of sweet Almonds ʒx. make a Draught. This she was to take first, after which half an hour she was to drink two or three quarts of Posset-drink, with­in the space of an hour. The next day let her be­gin her Pills. ℞ Pil. de Succin. ʒii. Ol. è Bacc. Ju­nep. Chym. gut. ii. Troch. de Myrrh. gr. vi. M. f. Pil. N. xxiv. cap. 3 for a Dose, at the hour of sleep, every, or every other day; for these she need not keep Chamber. The next morning she was to drink a draught of Posset-drink, wherein Sage, Rue, and Betony, was boiled. Anoint lightly eve­ry night the pained place of her Neck with Oil of Amber. After Supper she was to take the quan­tity of a Walnut of the Electuary. Take Conserves of the Flowers of Sage and Rosemary, each ℥i. the Peels of Oranges, Nutmegs, Myrabolans, all candied, each ʒii. Species of Amber ʒii. with sufficient Syrup of candied Nutmegs make an Electuary, adding Oil of Sage and Nutmegs distilled, each three drops. Observe, Oil of Amber hath been experienced in all pains, and begun Tumors. Oil of Juniper berries, three or four drops in a fit Liquor or Beer, is good in Vapors.

COUNS. LXVII. Obstructions of the Mesentery,

FOr the Right Honourable, Robert Lord Brook, for Obstructions of Mesentery-Glanduls, by Dr. Willis, &c. ℞ Extract. Ecphrac. sine Purg. ℥ss. Troch. Absynth. ʒiii. Syr. de Absynth. q. s. M. f. Pil 6. of a dram. He was to take three in the morn­ing, to exercise an hour after, and then to drink a draught of the next Water: Take Scurvy-grass, Water-cresses, Brook-lime, Wood Night shade, M viii. Wormwood M iii. Winters-bark bruised ℥iiij. the Peels of four Oranges, Brunswick Beer two gallons; distil them in a common Still till dry; keep it for use. In all his Broths boil Roots of Scorzonery, shavings of Ivory, and leaves and roots of Strawberries. Take preserved Nutmegs, Conserves of common and Roman Wormwood, each ℥jss. Spec. Diarrhod. ℥ss. Species of the three Sanders ʒii. Salt of Steel ʒiss. Syrup of the Juice of Oranges sufficient to make an Electuary. Of which take the quantity of a Nutmeg at five in the afternoon, drink after it a draught of the for­mer Water sweetned with Pearl Sugar.

COUNS. LXVIII. Catarrh, and Vvula fallen.

FOr a Right Honourable Lady troubled with a Catarrh, and Relaxation of the Vvula, by Dr. Willis, was prescribed for her what follows: Let her Ladyship every morning fume with the smoak of Amber, first receiving it to her whole Head, having a Canopy over it, and then take it into her Mouth with a Tunnel. To the top of her Honour's head, being shaved, apply the next Plaster: Take Betony Plaster ℥ss. Caranna, Tacca­mahacca, each ʒii. Mix them, and make a Pla­ster to be spread on Leather, the bigness of the Palm of the hand, and lay it on. For a pouder to use to her Palat, Take long Pepper, Pomgranate peels, Sal. Prunel. each equal parts. Which use with the Uvula-spoon. If these avail not, let her Ladyship take constantly a Diet-drink framed of Saffafras, China, Sanders, and Sarsaparilla; it is to be drunk for a week together. For the soreness of the Throat, Take leaves of Columbines M ii. white Pepper ʒi. boyl them in Milk or Posset-drink lbii. till half be wasted, and make a Gargarism. Which wash the Throat with, either with a Syringe, or by gargling in the Throat, and cast it out again.

COUNS. LXIX. Vomiting and Loosness.

THe foresaid Honourable Lady being troubled with Vomiting and Loosness, had by the foresaid Doctor ordered as follows: Take Conserve of Clove-gilly-flowers ℥iii. Confection of Jacinth ʒiss. Pearl poudered ʒi. Magistral of Coral ʒss. with suf­ficient Syrup of Coral make an Electuary: To be taken first in the morning, at four in the afternoon, and at night, the quantity of a Nutmeg, taking four or five spoonfuls of this Julep: Take Waters of Balm ℥vi. of Mint ℥ii. cold cordial Water of Saxony ℥jss. Syrup of Clove-gilly-flowers ℥ii. make a Julep. Instead thereof, take the next Water, when still'd: ℞ tops of Cyprus, leaves of Balm, Agrimony, Brook lime, Speedwell, Calamints, each M ii. a [...]apon half boiled and cut to pieces, the out­ward Peels of six Oranges, and four Limons, Cina­mon bruised ℥ss. white and yellow Sanders, each ʒiii. cut and beat them, and pour upon them Posset-drink, made either with Cider or Claret-wine, lbviii. draw the Water off from a Rose Still, and put it all together, to be taken after the Electuary, thrice a day. When she is weary of the Electuary, instead there­of take one or two of the next Lozenges at a time. The Water you may sweeten to your taste, ℞ Spec. de Hyacinth. Margarit. pul. ā ʒi. Aromatic. Rosar. Diarrhod. Abbat. ā ʒss. Cortic. Aurant. cond. ʒiii. Rad. Ering. condit. ʒii. simul pul. & contus. [Page 289] add. Sacch. albiss. solut. in Aq. Cinam. ad Tabul. coct. f. Tab. each weighing ʒss. To the region of the Stomach was applied the Magistral Stomach-Plaster, spred upon Leather; and another little one was laid below the Navil, spred upon Lea­ther, of equal parts of Hysteric Plaster, and Galba­num depurated. Her Diet was to be of thin Broth, Gellies, and Panado's. After her Lady­ship is strong, and hath appetite, she may eat Flesh, as Rabbits, Poultry, Lamb, Veal, Mur­ton. For her Throat being sore, Take Columbine leaves, tops of Bramble and Cyprus, and Sage, each M i. boyl them in Water wherein Iron hath been quenched lbiij. till lbi be wasted; add Allum ʒiss. Honey of Roses ℥i. With which wash her Throat. If her Loosness and Vomiting should return, then after some time give a Clyster made of Milk, red Roses, hard Sugar, and Diascordium. Apply to the Pit of the Stomach a prety thick slice of white Bread tosted, dipped either in red Wine, or Claret warm, removing it, and apply­ing fresh every two or three hours. At night she took the following: ℞ Laud. Opiat. gr. i. Mar­ga [...]. pul. ℈ss. Conserv. Ros. rub. ʒi. Misc.

COUNS. LXX. Gout in the Stomach.

MR. Combs sen. troubled with Gout in the Stomach, had ordered by Dr. Willis, as follows: Take Pouder of Contrayerva root ʒiss. leaves of Ground-pine ʒiiss. Crabs eyes ʒii. Salt Armoniac [Page 290] ʒi. Nutmeg ʒss. make all into a pouder, and with Venice Turbentine sufficient make a Mass for Pills. Of which take every night, and early in the mor­ning three little Pills, and drink after them eight spoonfuls of the next distilled Water: Take leaves of Ground-ivy, roots and leaves of Avens, of Sage, Betony, Agrimony, Rosemary, Winter-Savory, Time, Balsome, each M ii. roots of Angelico, Master-wort, each ℥iii. Berries of Juniper and Ivy, each ℥iv. sweet Flag, Florentine, Orice, each ℥ii. mix and beat them together, and pour upon them three quarts of White-wine; distil it in a common Still, and sweeten it with Sugar. To the Region of the Stomach apply the Magistral Stomach-Plaster, spred on Lea­ther, and wear it constantly. For ordinary Drink take the following: Boyl in five or six gallons of Ale-wort, instead of Hops, Ground-ivy M iv. When it hath done working, hang in the Vessel of Aven roots cleansed and sliced ℥vi. After a week tap it.

COUNS. LXXI. Lost Appetite.

Mrs. Lacy of Warwick, for want of App [...] ­tite, had by Dr. Boles prescribed what fol­lows: Take Oxymel of Squils, and Oxymel with Agarick, each ℥iv. Saffron in pouder ℈i. mix them. Of this she was to take in a morning every month, for six or eight days, till it was spent. At the close she was to take the next Pills: ℞ Pil. Ruffi. Hier. cu [...] Agaric. ā ʒss. Sal. Absynth. ℈i. Misc. f. [Page 291] Pil. 8. The Dose was four, to be taken in a mor­ning, with physical ordering. Once a month, or at pleasure, take ℥ii of Oxymel of Squils, in ℥vi of Carduus Posset-drink, if it should not pro­voke vomiting, the matter is not great. Take Cloves of Garlick peeled ℥iv. boyl them till soft, chan­ging the Water twice, pour the Water off, and put the Garlick into a Vessel, unto which put Syrup of Vine­gar lbss. stop it up close, and set it in a Skillet, with Hay under, and boyl it for half an hour. Of the Garlick she was to take four, five, or six every day, and also a spoonful or two of the Syrup. By this she had advantage, and he highly com­mended it in all Coughs and Worms.

Take roots of Zedoary ℥ss. Saffron ℈i. Sugar ℥iiss. of this make a Pouder: Of which she took a spoon­ful in warm Ale, once or twice a day.

Take Aromatic. Rosarum ℥ss. Sugar dissolved in Wormwood water ℥iii. with which make Lozenges: Of which she took one or two every day. In all her Meals she was to eat shavings of Horse-radish roots, or at any time of the day.

COUNS. LXXII. Hernia Carnosa.

FOr a fleshy Rupture, by Dr. Barksdale, for a Gentleman, was ordered as follows: Take Le­nitive Electuary ℥ii. Venice Turbentine ʒvi. the greater compound Sena pouder ʒii. mix them, and make an Electuary, for six takings, twice a week.

[Page 292] Take roots of Dwarf-Elder and Oris, each ʒii. boyl them in ℥ii of the best Nerve Oil; after strained, mix with it Gum Ammoniac dissolved in Vinegar of Squils, and make an Ointment; to ℥i of this add ʒiss of Vnguent. Artanit. with which the Rupture was anointed.

The Electuary being all taken, once in three or four days he was to take the next: ℞ Merc. dulc. ℈i. Spir. Tereb: & è Bacc. Juniper. ā gut.iii. Con­serv. Flor. Malv. vel Viol. ʒii. f. Bol.

The following Drink was also made: Take Sarsaparilla lbss. slice and boyl it in lbxii of Water to lbviii. after add roots of Butchers-broom, of Chervil, Sparagus, and Winter-Savory, each ℥iv. then boyl it to lbvi. strain, and mix it with Ale and Beer, each a gallon and half. After it is tunned up, in it hang a Bag with the following: Take Juniper berries, Sow-lice both bruised, each ℥ii. Parsly seed ℥iss. Li­quoris shaved and bruised ℥ii. Bean-stalk ashes ℥iv. After ten days begin to drink of it, three quarters of a pint every morning, and so much in the after­noon, in both taking Pouder of Rest-harrow ʒi.

The Doctor being acquainted with its great­ness, did doubt the Cure, yet told me, that he had by this very Course found good success in those in whom it was not grown to any conside­rable higness.

COUNS. LXXIII. Distillation.

THe Right Honourable, Robert Lord Brook, troubled with a Scorbutic Distillation, had prescribed by Dr. Losse what follows: ℞ Pil. de Succin. Macri, Mastic. ā ℈ii. Ol. Sassafr. Nuc. Mosc. ā gut. i. M. f. Pil. 12. To take three at bed-time, once or twice a week.

Take Conserves of Roses ℥i. preserved Nutmeg ʒi. Olibanum ʒss. Species Aromat. Ros. ℈ii. with suf­ficient Syrup of Violets make an Electuary: To be taken the quantity of a Nutmeg on those nights the Pills are not taken, or instead thereof take Storax ℈ss. framed in a Pill.

Take Nutmeg, and Gum Arabic, as much as you please, with Diacodium, and form small Troches, to hold under the Tongue at night.

Take seeds of Grumwel and Anis, each ℥ii. Sea salt ℥i. Gith seeds ʒii. make a pouder; which put into a Bag, with which, being warm, gently rub the Head every morning.

Take Gith seed, tie it in Sarsenet, and sprinkle it with Vinegar, to smell to often.

Take Jujubs ℥i. boil them in Spring water to lbi. add Syrups of Violets and Coltsfoot, each ℥iss. Spirit of Sulphur 6 drops. Of this take every morning a good draught.

Take Pulp of Marsh-mallow roots ʒss. Spec. Dia­trag. frigid. ʒi. Liquoris ℈i. Amber grease gr. ij. [Page 294] Sugar-candy ℥iii. make Lozenges with the Mucilage of Gum-Dragon, to be used often.

Take Coriander seed prepared ℥ss. Seeds of Anis and sweet Fennel, each ʒii. dried Suckets ℥ss. candied Orange peel ʒii. Tablets of Spec. Aromat. Rosar. ℥ss. Sugar ℥iii. make a gross Pouder. To be taken after meals, a spoonful to help digestion.


MR. Combs (after Captain) being troubled with a Scorbutic Itch, had by Dr. Willis prescribed what follows:

Take Dock roots prepared, Polipody, each ℥i. Sena ʒx. Rubarb ʒvi. English Rubarb ʒv. yellow San­ders ʒii. Salt of Wormwood and Scurvy-grass, each ʒi. cut and bruise them, and put them into a Glass, with Snail water, and White-wine, each lbss. Stop the Vessel, and put it into a cold Cellar for twen­ty four hours; of which drink every other mor­ning ℥vi, or more, according as it works.

After he hath purged once or twice, take away Blood by Leeches ℥vii or viij. Every day besides take of this Electuary in the morning, and four in the afternoon, the quantity of a Nutmeg, drinking after a draught of Posset-drink, where­in is boiled four or five slices of Dock root.Conser. Fumar. ℥vi. Spec. Diatrion. Santal. Troch. de Rhabarb. ā ʒi. Ebor. pul. ʒiss. Sal. Prunel. Ab­synth. ā ʒi. cum Syr. Cichor. cum Rhab. q. s. f. Elect.

[Page 295] Let his constant Drink be small Ale, clear and mild, bottle it up, and in every Bottle put three or four slices of dried Dock root. My thoughts are, Mr. Combs's Distemper will not easily remove; if what I have prescribed do not cure him, I am confident the drinking of Astrop Waters will. Before these Directions came to hand, he drinking of the following Diet-drink, much like the pur­ging Drink above, and using Lime water, where­in was boiled Elicampana roots, and Scurvy grass, he was prety well freed from his Itch.

The Diet-drink: Take Polipody and Dock roots prepared, each ℥iii. Sena ℥iiiss. best Rubarb ℥j. Hermodactils prepared ʒx. white and yellow Sanders, each ʒvi. Daucus seed ℥i. cut and bruise them, and in a Bag hang them in four gallons of Ale. After six days drink of it.

COUNS. LXXV. Hypochondriac Effects.

A Right Honourable Lady, being troubled with Hypochondriac Effects, &c. had pre­scribed by Dr. Loss what follows:

Take Polipody, roots of Bugloss, Scorzonera, Bark of Tamaris, and roots of Cappars, each ℥ss. Spleen­wort M iss. Agrimony, Maiden-hair, Balm, Dodder, and tops of Hops, each M ss. Flowers of Broom and Borage, each p. ii. parings of four Pearmains or Pippins; boyl them with a Chicken in Spring water for thin Broth. Of which take in the morning, [Page 296] and four in the afternoon, a good draught, in which dissolve fifteen grains of Cream of Tartar, fasting two hours after.

Take Sena cleansed ℥ss. Salt of Tartar ℈i. infuse them in Borage water lbi. spirit of Vitriol gut. x. for eight bours, in a cold place; after strain it. The Dose was four spoonfuls, to be taken in the for­mer Broth, every third day, continuing it for nine days.

To help the Defluxion of Rheum upon the Vvula, swallow Storax Calamint. depurated ℈ss. made into two Pills; and for a change use Con­serve of Roses, with some Pouder of Olibanum in pouder.

For to gargarize, Take Leaves of Plantain, and red Roses each M i. Pomgranate flowers ʒii. Quince seed ʒi. boyl them in lbii to lbi. in which dissolve Allum ℈i. Syrup of Hyssop, and dried Roses, each ℥i. mix them. Use it warm oft in a day.

These done, use Asses Milk, beginning with six or seven ounces, ascending by de­grees to ten or twelve.Drinking Milk, and how? Take it warm from the Udder in a morning, fasting, sweetned with an ounce of the following: Take red Roses dri­ed ℥i. Crabs eyes ℥ss. red Coral ʒii. Pearl ʒi. make them into a very fine pouder, and with ℥xii of Sugar boyled in Rose water Candy height, make Lo­zenges.

Continue the use of the Milk, till time come in to drink the Vitriolated Mineral Wa­ters, Mineral Wa­ter, and how. which if they pass well, will help the Spleen and Womb. Begin with a pint, and by degrees ascend to three [Page 297] quarts, to be taken in the compass of an hour or five quarters. When you go to them see your Bladder and Intestines be well emptied of their pro­per Excrements. Take the draughts not too great, nor too suddainly one after another, but walk gently up and down between every draught, ta­king some Carraway-Comfits, or digestive Pouder, or Tablets made of Aromatic. Rosar. fasting till the waters be passed your Body, which you may dis­cern by the Urine. If they do not pass well, you may take a little Rhenish-wine, or Cream of Tartar in the first draught, in the mean time keep the body constantly soluble, by taking ℈i of Mastich Pills when you go to bed. Observe a good Diet, other­wise they will be fruitless. You need not purge much before-hand, only Manna may be sufficient. It's best to take them at the Well, if Weather be clear and good, if not, then in your Chamber.

As to outward means to mollify the Spleen, in the interem, Take Roots of Marshmallows, White-Lilies, Fennel and Cappars, each ℥ss. Leaves of Vio­lets, Mallows, Spleenwort, Wormwood, Camomel, Mellilot, and tops of Dill, each M ss. Bay berries, seeds of Line, and Fenugreek, each ℥ss. Boyl them in wa­ter, lbiij. and Vinegar lbi. till a third part be wasted. With this foment the Region of the Spleen.


A Right honourable Lady having a Fever, being with Child, was by Dr. Willis advised as fol­lows. Having let blood, she being with Child, she is not capable of Physick, there's only room for Cordials. As to Miscarriage, she must do no­thing to hinder it, but leave the business wholly to God and Nature. She is to take of this Cordi­al Julep every three or four hours.

Take waters of Balm, Black-Cherry, each ℥iv. Cold Cordial Saxony water, ℥ij. Treacle water, ℥iss. Pearl prepared, ℈i. Syrup of Clove-Gilliflowers, ℥ij. Mix them for a Julep.

The next is to quench her thirst. Take Scor­zonera roots, ℥ss. Shavings of Ivory and Harts-horn, each ʒiij. Burnt Hartshorn ʒj. Barley, ʒiij. the paring of two Apples, Raisins of the Sun stoned ℥iss. Cut and bruise them, and boyl them in Spring-water lbiij. to lbij. Strain and pour it upon 16 Sweet Almonds blanched and beaten, and make an Emulsion, add Su­gar of Pearls ℥ss.

The next Confection is to be taken every night and morning the quantity of a Nutmeg. Take Conserve of Clove-Gilliflowers ℥iij. Species of Jacinth ʒi. Pearl prepared ʒss. Diascordium ʒiss. with sufficient of Syrup of Clove-Gilliflowers, make a Confection.

A Clyster of Milk and Sugar may safely be given when there is need. Keep her to a Diet of Gruel, [Page 299] Panado, Posset-drink and Small-beer; let there be no Plasters to back or belly so long as her dis­temper lasts.

The 24th, of March 1666, she had further pre­scribed the next. Take Conserve of Clove-Gilliflowers, ℈ii. Venice Treacle ℈j. Pearl in pouder, gr. v. with Syrup of Clove-Gilliflowers make a Bole; which she took at hour of sleep, drinking upon it five or six spoonfuls of the next Julep. Take waters of Balm, ℥vj. of Pimpernel, ℥iij. waters of Treacle and cold cor­dial of Saxony, each ℥iss. Pearl poudred, ℈i. Syrup of Clove-Gilliflowers, ℥ij. make a Julep. Dose five or six spoonfulls Morning and Night.

The 25th, 67. was further ordered, ℞ Pearl prepared ʒij. Lap. Bezoar. utrius (que) ā ℈i. Coral pre­pared ʒiss. Eloe. Sacch. Anthos ℥j. fol. Aur. N. iv. M f. pul. She was to take ʒss. of this thrice a day in a spoonful of the next water, and drink after ℥ij. of the same. Take leaves of Brook-lime, Water cresses, Clary, Balm, Rosemary, Sage, Betony, tops of Cyprus, each, Mij. Capon half boyl'd and cut in pieces, Cider posset-drink lbviij. add Cinamon, ℥ss. Orange peels, ℥ij. Mace ʒij. Marigold-flowers, M. i. Red Roses, Miss. Distil them in a cold Still. As long as these agree, let them be continued: If she have a mind to vary let her either take 2 Lozenges, or the quantity of a Nutmeg of the Electuary. Take of the former Cordial Powder, ʒij. Confection of Alkermes without Musk, and of Jacinth, each ʒi. Sugar dissolved in thin Ci­namon-water, and boild to Candy height ℥iij. Make Lozenges. The Electuary, ℞. pul. predict. ʒij. Spec. Diambr. ʒi. Conserv. Anthos vel Flor. Caryophil. Be­ton. ā ℥iss. Cum Syr. è Coral. q. s. f. Electuar. Let her take of the next three or four times a day, to [Page 300] quench thirst. Take China roots ʒiij. Scorzonera, ℥ss. Candied Eringoes ʒiij. Shavings of Ivory and Harts-horn, each ʒiss. Dates iiij. make a Decoction in water lbiij. to lbij. To ℥xvj. of the straining, add sweet Almonds blanched and beaten 16, and make an Emul­sion. If her illness continue, let her drink of the next in stead of Beer. Take China sliced and bruised, ℥ij. Mastich-wood so prepared, ℥j. all the Sanders, each ʒi. Infuse them for a night in Spring water warm, lb. vj. after boyl them till a third part be wasted, then add Currans ℥iij. Liquoris ℥ss. strain it and keep it close in bottels for use. For all her Broths and Gellys let there be first made a strong Decoction of China, with shavings of Ivory and Harts-horn, of which make them. Once in four or five nights she was to take the Cordial Elixir, begining with 10 drops in the Capon water, which increase as occasion serves. This was his Liquid Laudanum. Let her take the Cordial Tincture, which was Tincture of Antimony, from 10 drops to 14 in the Capon wa­ter, at six a Clock daily, and late at night, taking the first Powder at nine. In case of Costiveness, take a Clyster every other day: At last she became well, yet sometime after she took of the Tincture of Antimony, 10 or 12 drops in a spoonful of her Wa­ter early and late, and drank after four or five spoonfuls of the same.

COUNS. LXXVII. Stomack-Illness.

THe right Honourable Lord Brook having illness at his Stomack, and debility of his Limbs, by Dr. Willis, had what's after prescribed.

Elixir Proprietatis ℥i. of this he was to take 15 or 20 drops, in a small draught of the next in a morning and four in the afternoon. Take Snail water ℥viij. of Earthworms, the Magistral ℥iv. Simple water of Walnuts and Scurvy-grass, each ℥iv. of compound Radish-water ℥ij. white Sugar ℥j. Mix them for a Julep. The quantity was six spoonfuls. Every night he was to take the quantity of a Nutmeg of this. Take of Conserves of Wood-Sorrel, Hipps and Roses vitriolated, each ℥iss. Species of the three Sanders and Diarrhodon abbatis, each ʒiss. Salt of Wormwood ʒij. best Spirit of Salt ʒi. with sufficient of Citrons make an Electuary. But before this was sent from Oxford, the next was used in its stead.

Take Conserves of Wood-sorrel and Roses vitriolated and passed through a sieve, of each ʒij. Spec. de Hyacinth. ℈ij. Pearl in pouder xv. grains, with Syrup of Clove-Gilliflowers, make an Electuary. As soon as the weather is warm, take every four, five or six days, three Pills of the next Mass.

℞. Rubarb opt. ʒiss. Sal absynth. ʒi. Elixir. pro­pri [...]t. ℈ii. Extract. N. Solut. ʒss. M. f. Mass. They were taken about six or seven in the morning, keeping within doors those days, and on such days [Page 302] he took the Elixir only in the afternoon.

After ten or twelve days, if your Honour be not well, in stead of your Elixir and Julep, take at the same time so much of the next Pouder as will lye upon half a Crown either dry or as you please.

℞. pul. Ari. Compos. ℥iss. pul. Tartar alb. pelluc. Cortic. Winteran. ā ʒii. Sal absynth. ʒiss. Tabul. au­rant. ℥iss. M. f. pul. After the taking of which, drink of the next, exercising after.

Take China sliced, ʒiii. shavings of Ivory and Harts-horn, each ʒii. burnt Harts-horn, Aloe wood, and yel­low Sanders, each ʒi. leaves of Agrimony, M. i. White wine, Tartar in pouder ʒiss. Tamarinds ʒiii. Raisins ℥iii. Candied Eringo's ℥ss. Cut and beat them all, after boyl them in spring water, lbiii till a third part be wasted, then add Rhenish wine ℥iv. and strain the li­quor into a pot wherein are leaves of Scurvy-grass and Brook-lime, each M. i. Preserved Orange peels ℥ss. let them infuse being close shut, and hot for three hours, after cold strain it.

For ordinary drink, bottle up some mild, clear mid­dle Ale, into each Bottle put 10 leaves of Scurvy-gr. half a spoonful of shavings of Horse-radish, and a little candied Orange Pill. Observe a good diet; Rise pretty early, and use much exercise.

COUNS. LXXVIII. Hardness of the Side.

A Right Honorable Lady troubled with the hardness of her side, a Catarrh falling on her Throat, and illness of the Womb after miscarriage, had by Dr. Willis, the following prescriptions.

Take Rosemary, Sage, Camomile, Penny-royal, each a good M. the out-peel of one Orange and one Limon, shred them small, put them into Hogs-grease lbss. White-wine ℥iv. stew them gently for an hour, strain it out, and keep it in a Gally-pot. Anoint your Side with it every morning and night with a warm hand, wear over it a thin quilt of Sarcenet, or some Linnen, with bumbast, quilted and smeard over with the said Ointment.

For your Honour's Throat you are to use this; Take Rosemary, Winter-savory, each Mi. Middle rind of Elder, and Elm-boughs, each Mss. Shavings of Sas­safras ʒii. boyl all in lbiij. of Smiths forge water till a pint be wasted; to it put Hony of Roses, ℥ii. make a Gargarism, with which wash your throat oft. Keep it in a bottle close stopt. Use a fume of Amber every morning.

For your Palate use this; Take Long pepper, Pomegranate-flowers, best Bole Armoniack, Sal Prunell. each ʒii. make a very fine Pouder.

The next Plaster is to be laid between her Shoulders. Take Burgundy-pitch, Gum Elemi, Oxycroti­um, each ʒiij. Mix them, spread it on leather, the [Page 304] breadth of a broad Fillet, apply it to the Back-bone, renewing it every six weeks. Next the Soals of your Feet, in your Socks or Stockings wear Rose­mary.

COUNS. LXXIX. Chin-cough.

A Daughter of Mr. Combes having a Chin-cough, on which came a Scyrrhus Tumor, which possessed the whole left side of her Belly, had by Dr. Willis ap­pointed the following.

Take China sliced, Shavings of Ivory and Hartshorn, each ʒii. Maiden-hair, Harts-tongue and Currans, each Mss. Liquoris ʒij. Candied Eringo, ʒiij. Boyl them in Spring-water, lbiss. to lbi. Strain it, and drink of it four times a day. Take Liquoris, Cup Mass, each ʒi. Milk of Sulphur, ℈ss. Take a third part of it, and drink of the Drink after it.

For the Belly, Take Sage, Rosemary, Tansy, each Mi. Mace a spoonful, Peels of two Oranges and two Limons; Shred them all very smal, and stew them in a pot with Hogs grease, lbss. White-wine lbi. for two hours; after strain them and use it.

The Dr. coming to Warwick some while after, and hearing by me what effects the Oyntment had on the Child's Belly, the hardness being all removed, he did not only admire at it, but desired the Re­ceipt from me, being in my Custody, for which, although his own, he thank'd me. The Child was committed to my Care.

COUNS. LXXX. Pain in the Foot.

A Maid servant of the Right Honourable the Lady Katherine Dowager Brook, troubled with a Scorbutick pain in her Foot, whilst Dr. Willis was at Warwick Castle, he appointed the following.

℞. pul. Sanct. ʒi. Sal absynth. ℈ss. Vini alb. aq. flor. Sambuc. ā ℥ij. Syr. August. ℥ss. M. f. pot. With this she purged once or twice in ten dayes. She had a Conserve made of equal parts of Brook-lime and Su­gar, of which she took the quantity of a Nutmeg morn­ing, and at four in the afternoon, drinking six or eight spoonfuls of the next after it.

Take Scurvy-grass, Harts-tongue, Water-cresses, of each M. iij. Long Pepper, ʒi. Shred them all, and put to it a pint and half of Claret-Wine, and keep it in a close bottle for use.

To her Foot was applyed this, Take Dane-wort, Water-cresses, Brooklime, each M. iij or iv. Shred and boyl them in water, till tender; put thereto Bean meal, lb.i. Oyl of Elder, ℥iv. or as much as is sufficient. By these she was cured.

COUNS. LXXXI. Obstructions.

THe Right Honourable Robert Lord Brook troubled with Obstructions and Indigestion, had, March the 9th. 69. by Dr. Willis ordered as followeth.

℞. Pil. de Succin. Stomach. cum Gum. ā ʒi. Tartar. vitriolat. Castor opt. pul. ā ℈i. Ol. Succin. gut. vi. cum Syr. de Betonic. f. Pil. N. 15 deaurent. Of these his Honour was to take three (more or less, ac­cording as they did work) in the morning, once in five or six dayes, observing a Physical diet, and keeping warm. Take the Conserves of the flowers of Sage, Rosemary, Ash, Cardamoms, each ℥i. Troches of Rubarb, and Capars ʒiss. Winters-bark, Salt of Steel, Wormwood and Scurvy-grass, each ʒi. Roots of Virgina Snakeweed ʒss. with Syrup of Orange peel, make an Electuary. Of those days the Pills are not ta­ken, take the quantity of a large Nutmeg of the Electuary, first in the morning, and about four or five in the afternoon, drinking a Sack-glass of the next Julep after it.

Take the water of Limetree-flowers, Black-Cherries, Walnuts, each lbss. Magistr. Worm wat. ℥xij. Compound Piony, ℥iv. Sugar of Pearls ℥ij. Mix them and make a Julep. About an hour before dinner and supper, as also at night going to bed, eat one of the Lo­zenges, or at any other time when the stomack is indisposed.

Take [...]ea [...] s [...]ly poud [...]red, Mans-skul prepared [Page 307] each ℈iv. Red Coral, Elks claws, Misletoe of the Oake, Male Piony Roots, each ʒi. Cubebs, Cardamums, each ℈i. with sufficient of the most refined Sugar, dissolved in equal parts, of Black-cherry and compound Piony waters. According to Art make Lozenges, each weigh­ing ʒi. Bleed with Leeches every month twice or thrice, three or four Ounces of Blood.

If the distemper in your Head increase before there is benefit received by what is directed, Blyster the Neck, Soulders or Arms. Travel not the next day after Bleeding.

For ordinary Drink, Take tops of Pine and Fir, each Miv. Harts-tongue Mij. Dock-roots half dried and sli­ced ℥iv. Roots of Male-Piony and Scorzonera, each ℥iss. Sarsaparilla sliced ℥iij. Flowers of Rosemary and Lavender each Mi. Juniper-berries, and single Piony seeds, each ℥i. Boyl all in six Gallons of midling Wort, for an hour or more, and then let them infuse till the Liquor be cold enough for Barm; then strain it forth, and let it be ordered as other Beer, and tap it when a week old.

If his Honour's stomack can bear it, there may be added some Juyces of Scurvy-grass and Brook-lime, and some Orange Pills.

COUNS. LXXXII. Tenesmus.

FOr a Servant of the same Family, a Gentlewoman, afflicted with a Tenesmus, had the following ap­pointed by Dr. Willis:

She is to purge, take Clysters often; if a little thing will work, let her take ʒss or ℈ij of Ru­barb, which beat with a spoonful of Currans, adding thereto Cinamon, and Salt of VVormwood, each ℈ss. Repeat it every third or fourth mor­ning. For Clysters, let them be either a pint of Milk, wherein is dissolved Sugar of Roses, or else the next: Take Leaves of Mousear, St. Johns-wort, Plantain, Tops of Cyprus, each Mi. Seeds of sweet Fennel ℥ss. Liquoris ʒiij. boyl them in Spring water lbiss. till the third part be wasted; strain it, and therein dissolve Honey of Roses ℥iss. mix them, to be cast in.

COUNSEL LXXIII. Miscarriage.

FOr an Honourable Lady, by an eminent Phy­sician, to prevent Miscarriage, was directed as follows:

The grinding pains in her back, being so young with Child, may be reasonably supposed to arise from the stagnation of suppressed Blood in the Vessel there, which either by its abundance, or Acrimony, quickly acquired by stagnation, may procure Abortion. Al [...]ho there may be, and fre­quently are such Pains in the Back, without Mis­carriage, as you may very well know, especially if the Womb be not distempered, nor the Liga­ments thereof weakned. But being her Lady­ship hath miscarried twice already, there is too [Page 309] much ground to fear such weakness, and the ill Consequence. The Means indicated are the abate­ment of the Plenty by V. S. the attempering and sweeting that acrimonious Acidity, and the strengthning of the Parts affected. Bleeding from the Arm is earnestly advised, and truly if the Pains do not considerably abate upon her first bleeding, I do advise the repetition of it. I have so oft advised it in such Cases, with so good success, that I cannot but now recommend it: But then I would not have much (not above three or four ounces) taken away at first, as being much safer, and effectual to take a little at first, and to repeat, than to take too much at once. The repetition of bleeding may be after a week, sooner or later, as you shall see occasion from the recurring, con­tinuance, or encrease of the Pains, or other Symp­toms. As to the other two Indications, take of the next Pouder ℈i. in a poched Egg, or with a little Broth, or other supping, once every day, during the Pains, either in the morning, or at night, which may most please, or be agreeable. Take roots of Tormentil, red Sanders, Kermes grains, Nutmeg, Pearl prepared, red and white Coral, each ℈i. Cloves ℈ss. Leaves of Gold 2. Pearl'd Sugar ʒii. f. Pul.

For outward means use the following Plaster: Take Galangal ℥i. Bole Armoniac, Dragons blood, sealed Earth, each ʒss. Mastich, Myrrh, each ʒi. Cyprus Nuts ℥ss. Juice of Mugwort, Venice Turben­tine, each sufficient, mix them exactly; to which may be further added red Sanders in fine pouder ℥ss. Wax sufficient to make a Plaster. Of which spread one, and lay to the Back. These being observed, Mis­carriage was prevented.


FOr the Cook Maid Servant to the said Honou­rable Family, by the same Doctor, having a Fever, had directed what follows:

Take the emollient Decoction for a Clyster lbj. Le­nitive Electuary ℥iss. brown Sugar ℥ii. a little Salt, make a Clyster. This she took in the evening, which gave her two stools. That night she took the next: Take Conserve of Violets ʒj. Diascordium ʒss. Salt of Wormwood gr. viij. make a Bole, for the hour of sleep.

The next morning, if she be not in a sweat, let her take the following in bed, keeping her there; Take the Infusion of Cr [...]cus Metallorum ℥ss. Wine of Squils ℥iss. Salt of Vitriol ℈i. Syrup of Vinegar ℥ss. make a Vomit. This did not make her vomit, but gave her stools. After which was to be given Ve­nice Treacle ʒss. in a spoonful or two of Treacle water, and let her lie to sweat. This done, take every sixth hour six or seven spoonfuls of the next: Take Waters of Balm and Dragon, each ℥iv. of Cardu [...]s, and Treacle, each ℥ii. Syrup of Clove-gillyflowers, ℥iss. Pearl poudered ℈i. Spirit of Vitriol sufficient to make it presently tart.

Of the following she is to take a draught twice or thrice in twenty four hours: Take the roots of Scorzonera ℥i. of Valerian ʒiij. candied Eringo's ℥ss. shavings of Harts-horn and Ivory, each ʒiij. Raisins [Page 311] ℥ij. boyl them in Spring water lbiij to lbij. add Sal. Prunel. ʒi. and Sugar sufficient to sweeten it.

Every night and morning take Spirit of Harts-horn twelve drops, in the Julep. Take a Clyster every second day. The third night were Blisters to be applied to each Leg, below the Calf. And so she recovered.

At another time, falling into a Fever, notwith­standing fit means used, she became light headed, and was given over as hopeless. I coming to see her, having been abroad, they desired me to do something. I presently applied two large blister­ing Plasters, to be applied to her Thighs, on the inside, about the middle, which after drawn did run plentifully. And so she came to her senses again, and recovered.

COUNS. LXXXV. Beating of the Heart.

THe Right Honourable, the Lady Katharine Brook, Dowager, for the beating of the Heart, by Dr. Willis, was ordered as follows:

This Fall, or Autumn, let her take the ensuing Course:

First, purge with Pills formerly prescribed, (which were these: Take Rubarb gr. xxv. Oil of Nutmegs gut. ij. Chio Turbentine sufficient, and make eight Pills) or rather Pills of my own ex­tract, which I frame of Rubarb, Sanders, and Salt of Tartar. Let there be eight days between [Page 312] every purging. On other days take in the mor­ning, and four in the afternoon, of this Electua­ry: Take Conserves of Succory flowers, and leaves of Fumitory, each ℥iij. Pouder of all the Sanders, each ʒi. Aloe-wood, and Pouder of Ivory, each ℈iv. red Coral prepared ʒiss. Salts of Tamaris, and Worm-wood, each ʒi. best prepared Crocus Martis ℈iv. with sufficient Syrup of Coral make an Electuary. If you can make Conserve of Tamaris, have six ounces in­stead of the former Conserves, of which take the quantity of a Nutmeg, drinking after six or eight ounces of the next: Take of the roots of Sorrel, Dandelion, Nettles, all fresh, each ℥i. Leaves of Harts-tongue, Agrimony, Speedwel, Mousear, each M i. white Sanders, Mastich wood, each ʒi. burnt Harts-horn ʒii. shavings of Ivory ʒiij. Raisins ℥iij. boyl them in Water wherein Iron hath been quenched lbiv. till a third part be wasted; add near to the end of boyling, Claret-wine ℥iv. strain it, and clarify it, and in it infuse Species of the three Sanders tyed in a Rag, and add Syrup of Steel ℥iv. And keep it in a Glass for use. After every Purge, take at night Conserve of Clove-gilly-flowers ʒi. Diascordium ʒss. Castor gr. iv. Syrup of Coral sufficient to make a Bole. In the middle of this Course, let her Honour blood in the Arm to ℥iv, or vi.

COUNS. LXXXVI. Sciatica.

A Worthy Gentleman, born not far from War­wick, being (tho young) troubled with a Sciatica, had from Dr. Willis the following Directions.

Take Wine of Squils ℥ij. Oxymel of Squils ℥ss. Salt of Vitriol. ℈i. mix them. This he was to take in the morning. Half an hour after drink Posset-drink, till the Stomach be full; then with your Finger, or a Feather, provoke your self to vomit. Drink more, and vomit again, and do so three or four times; after be covered over, and sleep. Do this once a month.

After you have vomited, a week or ten days, take three Pills at night; if they work not by morning, take one more: ℞ Merc. dulc. ʒi. Resin. Jalap. gr. vij. Tereb. Venet. q. s. f. Pil. iv. Every night besides, and morning early, take four Pills of the next Mass, and drink after them eight or ten spoonfuls of the distilled Water: Take leaves of Ground-pine poudered ʒvi. Crabs eyes ʒiii. Sal Armoniac, or Flowers of the same, ʒi. Nutmeg poudered ℈iv. make of all a most fine Pou­der, and with sufficient Venice Turpentine, and Bal­sam of Peru ʒi. make a Mass for Pills.

The distilled Water, Take of the leaves of Ground-Ivy, Sage, Betony, Rosemary, Germander, Agnimo­ny, Avens, Winter-Savory, each M ii. Roots of [Page 314] Angelico, and Master-wort, each ℥iij. Berries of Ivy, and Elder, green, each lbss. the parings of six Oranges; shred, and beat them, and pour upon them White-wine lbviij. Distill them in a Rose Still.

About eight in the morning, and five in the afternoon, take fourteen drops of Tincture of Salt of Tartar, in a spoonful of the Water, drinking six spoonfuls more after it.

For ordinary Drink make the next: In five or six gallons of Ale boyl instead of Hops, Ground-Ivy M iv. after tunn'd up, hang in it Avens roots sliced lbss. and Juniper berries ℥vj. After a week drink of it.

Outwardly foment the Part with the next: Take Chamomel, Danewort, Mercury, and Burdock, each M ij. Ash ashes lbss. boyl them in Spring wa­ter, till the third part be wasted, strain it. After the Part hath been fomented with it, apply either Empl. Mitigatum; or use this: Take Oils of Earth-worms, and of Scorpions, each ℥iss. mix them for use.

If at any time he faint, let him take of the next two or three spoonfuls: Take of the Waters of Saxifrage, Ground-Ivy, Butter bur, each ℥iij. of Snails ʒiiij. Crabs in pouder ʒi. Sugar ℥i. Mix them for use.


MR. Combs, afflicted with the Gout, had the following by Dr. Willis: Once a month take the purging Pouder in a draught of Posset-drink, keeping a Physical Diet. ℞ Pul. Arthritic. ʒi. Sal. Absynth. gr. viij. Misc. For fourteen, or one and twenty days, take every night four of the next Pills, and every morning during this time take a draught of Posset-drink, made of one part White-wine, and two parts Ale, in which bo [...]l Burdock root the quantity of three fingers, and of candied Eringo half so much; strain it, and drink it up. The Pills, Take Pouder of Ground-pine leaves ʒvi. Crabs eyes ʒij. Nutmeg ʒi. Sows prepa­red ʒiss. Venice Turbentine, sufficient to make a Miss. These are to be followed every quarter of a year. For fourteen days after take every night and mor­ning twenty drops of the Tincture of Antimony in a spoonful or two of Saxifrage water.

For constant Drink, Boyl in six gallons of mid­ling Ale-wort, instead of Hops, six handfuls of Ground-Ivy dried; after tunned up, hang in a Bag, roots of Calamus Aromaticus, Florentine Oris, each▪ ℥ii. Daucus seeds ℥iiss. cut and bruise them. Tap it at six days old, make one Vessel under another. Observe a very regular Di [...]t, forbear especially all salt Meats, French Wine, and stale Beer.


FOr the same Mr. Combs, by the said Doctor, troubled with a Scorbutic Colick, was pre­scribed what follows:

Take leaves of Water-cresses M iiij. Scurvy-grass M ii. the Rinds of two Oranges, long Pepper ʒij. mix them, and beat them in a Stone Mortar, after pour in of Waters of Snails and Earthworms, each ℥vi. White-wine ℥viij. press it out strongly. Of this take ℥iij twice or thrice a day, sweeten it with sufficient quantity of Sugar, or Syrup of the Juice of Scurvy-grass.

Outwardly may be used Fomentations, Ca­taplasms, or Application of Sheeps Caul.

Some gentle Purge will be also necessary, as also Clysters framed of Urine, with ʒvi of Turbentine dissolved in the Yolk of an Egg.

To give liquid Laudanum, twenty drops twice or thrice in a week, is excellent; it is made of Salt of Tartar, Opium, and Spirit of Wine, given in the former Liquor. Pouder of Pearl, and Crabs eyes, are good, and sometimes Spirit of Harts-horn.

COUNS. LXXXIX. Tumor in the Side.

AN Honourable Lady, living not far from Coventry, for a Tumor in her Side, supposed cancerous and windy, had by Dr. VVillis directed what follows.

She having been advised to take Sow-lice, or Millepedes, she acquainted the Doctor with it. As to which he wrote, that he much approved her taking them, and was persuaded that that Remedy had preserved her Ladyship from grow­ing worse, and hoped it would promote her recovery: Therefore, besides the taking of them in a morning, advised to take them in Pills at night. The Composition he had made use of with good success was this; Take Sows prepared and made fine Pouder, ʒiij. Crabs eyes ʒij. Pearl pre­pared ʒi. Nutmeg ʒss. All being made into pouder, with sufficient Venice Turbentine make a Mass. Of this was taken three small Pills every night. Be­sides, the Sowes may be taken to good effect in a Drink, as to every Bottle of small Ale put in twenty Sows and Cardamoms, both bruised, ʒss. tied up in a Tiffany. This is also excellent for the Wind. Besides, before and after every meal, with the said Ale, as much of the next Pouder as will lie on a shilling, or else one or two of the Lozenges, set down next after the Pouder. Take the compound Pouder of Aron roots ℥iss. Cubebs [Page 318] prepared and poudered ʒij. Anis seeds, and Corian­der Comfits, each ℥ss. add also candied Orange Peels, make a Pouder. Take of the compound Pouder of Aron roots ʒiij. Winters-bark ℈i. Spec. Diamb. Aromat. Ros. ā ʒiss. whitest Sugar dissolved in Cina­mon water, and boiled to a Candy height ℥vi. and run them into Lozenges. Sometimes the purging Pills were to be taken, which you have in the next Counsel: ℞ Pil. Stomach. &c.

COUNS. XC. The same.

FOr the said Honourable Lady, being to go to Astrop-Wells, was by the same Doctor prescribed what followes.

℞. Pul. Diasen. ʒiss. Tereb. Venet. q. s. f. Pil. N [...] 15 inaurent. Take three or four at hour of sleep, and the next morning drink the Waters to three or four pints.

Take Sows prepared ʒiij. Crabs Eyes ʒi. Sal Pru­nel. ℈iv. Tartar Vitriolat. ʒi. with sufficient Venice-Turpentine make a mass for Pills, taken as in the for­mer Counsel.

After she came from the Waters, for her Head was appointed this Plaster. Take of the Head-Plaster sufficient, Coranna and Taccamahac, each ʒij. Mix them and make a Plaster. For the Head, ℞. Pil. Stomach. cum gum. ʒi. Resin Jalap. gr. viij. Bal­sam Peru q. s. f. Pil. 8. Take four for a Dose seven dayes. Take Elixir propriet. Tartar. ℥i. Of this [Page 319] take twenty drops in three spoonfuls of White-wine or Beer every morning, and at five in the af­ternoon.

COUNS. XCI. Piles.

FOr an Esquire of no small quality, afflicted with the Piles, had by a very eminent Physician this Ad­vice following.

Sir, A very spare Dyet, and abstinence from Wine or other strong Drink (till the Pain be as­suaged, and the swelling removed) is one of the Principal Remedies. Let Leeches be apply'd to the swell'd parts, if they have not been used alrea­dy. If the Anus be protuberate and bear down, keep the same constantly up and within your Body with the help of your Finger. Sit over the Deco­ction of Mallows, Violet leaves, adding some Milk, be­ing put warm into a Close-stool-pan, and that not on­ly when you have occasion, but even at other times when the pain is most troublesom. Then coming from the Stool use this; Take Barly meal, ℥vi. Leaves of Violets and Mallows, each Mij. Flowers of Elder and Melilot, each P.ij. boyl them in sufficient quan­tity of Cows Milk, to a Pultis; after add the Mucilage of the Seeds of Flea-wort and Quinces, drawn with Plantain-water, each ʒiij. Oyl of Roses, ʒvi. Oyl of Linseed and Vnguentum Populeon, each ℥ss. and make a Cataplasm. Of this spread some on Lin [...]n cloth, and apply it hot to the pained part, and as it cools [Page 320] warm it again, or lay on fresh. After this hath been used some time, then use the next. Take Oyster­shells, burnt white in the fire, and after poudered ℥i. Pou­der of burnt Harts-horn ʒvi. Oyl of Roses ʒiij. Honey sufficient to make a Cataplasm. Spread of it upon Red Cloth, or thick Linen, and apply it hot.

After this is done, apply to the Anus the next. Take Linseed Oyl ℥ij. Ceruse and White-lead, each ℥ss. boyl them according to Art into a Plaster, and spread of it either upon soft Leather or Linnen, use it after the former Cataplasm, and remove it as oft as you need.

If the Piles be inward and very troublesom, put up a little of the next with the finger now and than. ℞. Vnguent. Basilic. ʒvi. Alb. Camphor. ʒiij. Ol. Ros. (in qo. Milleped. in coct. fuerint) ʒij. Ol. Vitel. Ovor. ʒi. Opii in tantillo. aq. Sperm. Ranar. so­lut. gr. iij. M. Put up some when in Bed at night, as also as before directed. Take thrice a day, Morning, four in the Afternoon, and an hour be­fore Bed-time, the quantity of a Nutmeg of the next. Take Old Conserve of red Roses, ℥i. Flour of Sulphur, ℈iv. Syrup of red Poppies, sufficient to make an Electuary. If your Body be bound, and the part be very painful within, cast in the following Cly­ster.

Boyl in water a Sheep-shead, wool and all, also leaves of Mallows and Violets, each Mi. Flowers of Melilot Pij. add to ℥x. of the straining, Weather-suet, taken from the Kidnies, ℥iss. Honey of Roses ℥i. That you may find ease by these means, is the desire of your humble Servant.


A Right Honourable Lady troubled with the Piles, was directed by Dr. Willis, as follows.

Take Morning and Night, a draught of Posset drink, wherein boyl two or three tops of St. Johns­wort, and one or two small leaves of Mullin. Give a Cly­ster every, or every second day of New Milk, where­in is boyled a few Red Rose leaves, Make an Ointment of Wild Flax with Hoggs grease, and ap­ply it outwardly.

To make this Counsel bigger, receive the next, which hath been found very effectual. Take Pile­wort, Roots and Leaves, Mi. Orpin, a good handful, Figs ℥ij. or ℥iiij. as there's occasion; mince them as small as may be, that they may dissolve in boyling the sooner. Tops of Elder newly sprung out 13: Beat these together in a pint of sweet Cream, then boyl it to the consistence of an Oyntment: Then strain it, and put it into a Gally-pot, and cover it well, it will keep a year if well look'd to. The Foeces sat upon, and kept close to the part, are very good. For those inward a Clyster, only of Linseed-oyl, is very excellent.

COUNS. XCIII. [...] Pox.

THis was [...] Stubbs's Collection, which take, as writ by himself, as to the Small Pox.

Sir St. John Charnock of Shutford in Bedfordshire assured me that his only Son living at Combridge, visited one that had the Small Pox, being sent home thereupon, he fell very ill at his Stomach, Head, Back, as is usual before the Pox; the next day he was well, and also on the third. The fourth day he seemed mortally ill, with Vomiting and violent Feaver; His Lady warm'd him a quarter of a pint of Malego Sack, and put to it a good spoon­ful of Sallet Oyl, and gave it him, holding an Orange to his Nose, that he vomited it not up; the next day the Pox came out kindly, and he had but few in his Face, Hands, Thighs, nor on his Body; He had no ill symptoms after, but sat in his Bed and play'd at Cards till well.

His Man catching them, and being Light-headed, got out in the Snow, he was brought in, and had the same Potion, and although they were struck in, they came forth again almost as black as Jet, yet with no ill Symptoms ensuing, but he became immedi­ately well and recovered. She gave him afterwards sometimes a little warm Maligo or Canary. This course he assured me he had tryed many times in their County, and alwayes with the like success. Novemb. 5th, 1671.

COUNS. XCIV. Diarrhea.

THe Right Honorable Robert Lord Brook, for Di­arrhea, was by an eminent Physician advised as followeth.

For a Clyster take Milk, ℥x. Diascordium ʒij. Make a Clyster, and administer it once or twice a day.

Take Conserve of Red Roses, ℈ij. Diascordium ʒij. Coral and Pearl, both prepared, each ℈i. Syrup of Coral sufficient to make a Bolus. Give it once or twice a day at a fit hour, drinking upon it a small draught of the next Julep.

Take waters of Plantain, Oak-buds, each lbss. Cina­mon bruised ʒi. Barberries bruised, ℥i. Digest them in a Bath-heat. To it, being strained, add Syrup of Myrtle, or of Coral, or of dried Roses ʒx. To be drunk as above directed.

For an honourable Lady, for the same.

Take Rubarb, the best, poudred, ʒss. Cinamon pou­dred, ℈ss. Syrup of dry'd Roses sufficient to make a Bole, which lap up in a Wafer moistned in Sack, take it in the Morning, drinking upon it the next▪

Take Plantain-water, ℥ij. Cinamon-water, ʒvi. Syrup of Coral, ʒv. Spirit of Sulphur, two Drops. Mix them.

[Page 324] For another, by another Eminent Physician.

Take Pomegranate rinds grosly beat. ℥i. Old Conserve of Red Roses ℥ij. [...]ilk lbi. Boyl them to the half; in the straining dissolve Dioscordium ʒiij. and make a Clyster.

Take a Sheeps-head bruised, Red Roses, two hand­fuls, Pomegranate Rinds, ℥iss. Flowers of Pomegra­nates ℥ss. boyl them in sufficient quantity of Water, till they be well boyled. Strain it. Of which take half a pound (the fat taken clean off) and in it dis­solve Venice Treacle ʒij. Diascordium, ʒi. One yolk of an Egg, and make a Clyster, which Administer warm.

Take Red Coral, Crabs Eyes and Claws, each ʒi. make a Pouder, which divide into six equal parts, take one in the morning in a spoonful of Syrup of Coral.

The following hath been found very effectual; ℞. Aromatic. Ros. ʒi Sacch. alb. ℥i. M. Dos. as much as will lye on a six-pence upon some Toast soaked in either Sack, Sherry or Burnt-Claret, half an hour before Dinner.


A Worthy Lady, whom I shall not dare to mention, being alive, afflicted with a Quartan, had by an able Physician the after Directions, which did prevail.

Take Venice Treacle ʒi. Sack ℥iv. make an Infusion for half an hour, drink it an hour before the Fit, and expect sweat. Repeat it for three Fitts: But this not prevailing, the next was advised.

Take juice of Plantain ℥iv. Sack lb [...]s. Drink it warm an hour before the Fit. Take Terebintine sufficient for two Plasters for each Wrist, to spread on Leather, upon which cast Frankincense, and ap­ply them.

Take Rhenish-wine ℥iv. Tincture of Wormwood made in White-wine, three spoonfuls. Mix them. This is to be given in a morning, and to be repeated for many dayes, and at four in the afternoon.

I remember Colonel Hawksworth was cured by taking a pint of Sack by Spoonfuls (warm) be­fore the Fit. And heretofore, and now lately, several have been cured, after other proper means used by able Physicians, by a Plaster laid to the Navil and Belly, framed of Turbintine and Olibanum in pouder, and spread upon Leather.

This put me in mind of a Noble Knight, who having an Ague had a pretty large one applyed. Coming to wait upon him, as I constantly did, and [Page 326] as it was my duty to do, he asked me how it should be got off, his Ague then being gon. I told him there was no way but to shave it off, which was done.

Doctor Stubs, hath in his Collections what follows.

Two Boys, one two, the other four years old, the one of fair, the other of brown Complexion, having both at one time a Quartan, the Mother al­so having the same, being with Child, which cau­sed her Miscarriage 10 weeks before her time. Af­ter eight weeks, all were Cured (Generals pre­mised) with a Decoction of Plantain Roots, to which was added ʒi. of Plantain seed whole. It was made in Posset drink and given an hour before the Fit, and laid to sweat, this was continued three or four times, and they were recovered.

I might here give several Medicines, which I have by me, said to be Infallible, but they have sometimes failed.

When I have heard of the confident boastings of some, I have remembred and spoken of a mo­dest Answer given to an Honourable Lady by Doctor Barksdale, she pressing much for the Cure of some of her own Family, and others afflicted with it, he said, Madam, if I come in time I may do as well as others, but I shall never promise the Cure of a Quartan, for this would smell too much of a Quack or Mountebank.

Its true the Jesuits Pouder hath been much cry'd up for curing many, but saith Barbet, neither so safely, nor so soon, nor so pleasantly as the above named Salts.

[Page 327] Some use desperate Remedies, which may ha­zard Life, or bring after them sad loathsom Sym­ptoms, and yet not Cure neither, which brings to mind the saying of Lemery in his Course of Chymistry, Englished by Doctor Harris, Page 135. None of the Arsnicks can be given inwardly, though seve­ral persons that have ventured to give the white, pretend to have Cured with it divers Diseases, a­mong others, the Quartan Ague. They venture to give as far as Four Grains in a great deal of Water, and after that manner it will make one Vomit like Antimony. But I can by no means allow of this Febrifugum, and would never advise any Body to use so dangerous a Remedy. Nature doth furnish us with Medicines enough in conscience to pro­voke Vomiting without recourse to Arsnic.


ONe of the Sons of the Right Honourable Robert Lord Brook, having the Worms, had by an Emi­nent Physician the following prescribed.

Take best Aloes in pouder and Venice Treacle, suf­ficient to make a Plaster; lay it to the Navil.

Take Rubarb the best, sliced and poudred, ℈i. Burnt Harts-horn ʒi. Sweet Mercury gr. vi. Mix them, and tye them up in a little Nodul. For half a pint of Beer provide seven such Noduls.

Take cooling Cordial-water of Saxony, ℥iij. Syrup of Violets and Roses solutive, each ℥ss. Spirit of Vitriol [Page 328] and Sulphur, each four Drops. Oyl of Worm-wood di­stilled, one Drop. Mix them. The Dose is three spoonfuls first and last, fasting one hour after.

By Doctor Napier was the following directed, for one of that Honourable Family.

Take Purslain-water ℥vi. Syrups of Mints and Pom­granates, each ℥i. Spirit of Sulphur 4 drops. Mix them.

The next also was to be taken, Take Coraline, burnt Harts-horn, each ʒi. Bezoar stone, of the last ten grains, divide into six parts; take one every morning, in a spoonful of the former Julep, drink­ing three or four spoonfuls after, Sept. 10. 75.

I can tell you of an honourable Lady, whose pardon I crave, who gave a generous Fee to an eminent Doctor (dead) as any was, that after many intreats of a tender Mother, all which she received from him was, That Flower of Sulphur given to ℈i. was the best Remedy.

To an honourable Lady with Child, by Dr. Willis, was appointed this:

Take burnt Harts-horn ʒii. Spirit of Vitriol ʒss. let them be well-ground together on a Marble, and take ℈i in a spoonful or two of the Waters of Carduus or Balm, three mornings together. And the same excellent Physician assured me, that the best Medicine for the Worms was the Pouder of Virginia Snake-weed; to one of three years old ℈ss. in Honey, or Panado, &c. to one of eight years ℈i. every New Moon, and Full, for Spring and Fall, for two or three months together.

COUNS. XCVII. Obstructions of the Liver.

FOr Obstructious of the Liver, in the Right Ho­nourable Robert Lord Brook by an Eminent Doctor was prescribed, the 20th of September 71.

Take of the Roots of Madder, Eringo's candied, Spara­gus, Succory, each ℥i. Leaves of Agrimony, Maiden­hair, each Mi. Tops of Roman Wormwood Mss. Cur­rants ℥iij. White Tartar grosly beaten, ʒvi. Salt of Tartar, ʒij. Boyl them according to Art in Water, lbiij. till lbi. be wasted, then strain it and clarify it with whites of Eggs. The Dose is ℥iv. in the morning, and at four or five a Clock in the afternoon.

℞. Gum Ammoniac ℥ss. Dissol. in Acet. & per Pan. rara traject. liquor traject. adde Alo. Ros. ʒi. Tartar. Vitriol. ℈ij. Incorporent. & redigant. in Mas. f. Pil. ea magnitud. qa. 3s. pendul. ℈i. His Honour is to take one at Bed time; If that give not two stools more than ordinary, then take one the next morn­ing. His Honour taking one that wrought much and made him very ill, commanded me to write to the Doctor, who returned the following An­swer.

Mr. Cooke, I should have been much troubled at my Lord's illness in the operation of the Pill, did I not confidently hope that his Lordship will be much the better for it. For besides that 'tis a good opening Pill (in the general) both of Liver and Spleen. 'Tis particularly proper for my Lord to [Page 330] open the stoppages of his Liver, and to carry off the surcharge of the matter, which must be done gently and gradually. Therefore though I cannot but heartily commend the use of the Pill to his Lordship, yet it must be so ordered as to have it work not too much, by making the Pill not above half so big, or less as you shall see reason. You know that a copious evacuation of matter, though peccant, in some bodies will cause great disorder for the present, and sometimes occasion an Ague▪ therefore the Pill must be proportioned according­ly, and I hope it will be so, as that my Lord may be encouraged to use it sometimes. And Mr. Cook, because I know that the opening Apozem will be much more effectual with the assistance of such a Pill, than without it, therefore I desire you to see that all the ingredients be in, and good, chiefly the Salt of Tartar, which is oft base and sophisti­cated; besides they are apt to leave it out, as thinking that the white Tartar may only serve. I pray you, Mr. Cook, pardon this trouble, and in­struct me how I may answer for it, and for your other kindnesses to

Sir, your affectionate Friend and Servant, &c.

COUNS. XCVIII. For the same.

FOr the same Right Honourable Lord, for the former Obstructions, was by another Eminent Physician di­rected as follows.

Novemb. 22. 1671. Mr. Cook, I had the last, which gave me an account of my Lord's conditi­on; those gentle evacuations may be of service to carry off those Humors, which make their Mis­chiefs in the parts of Nutrition; and I hope, if the Disease be not obstinate, his Honour is wholly relieved before this time. Your Letters say no­thing of his Cough, so that I conceive that hath in some measure left him. I beseech you continue your kindness to let me know fully how my Lord is, and I shall be more ready (as I am most highly obliged) to give the utmost of my assistance, and do him service; to whom I beseech you give my humble service, and to my good Lady. I am your most faithful Friend and Servant.

The Season being cold, and his Honour going on with the former Course for some time, and be­ing considerably well, of which giving the Doctor an account, the next, April 2. 72. I received the following.

First, open the Basilica of the left Arm, and take away eight ounces of Blood, after use the next Prescriptions:

[Page 332] Take Pulp of Tamarinds ʒi. best Rubarb poudered ℈ss. make a Bole. Take it the next morning, an hour after drink Posset-drink, with Syrup of Violets ℥iss. Sal Prunell. ℈ii. Let it be repeated for four Doses, for every, or every other morning, according as it works.

Cons. Viol. rec. Flor. Cichor. Lujul. & Flor. Borag. ā ℥i. Spec. de Margar. frigid. Ocul. Cancr. ā ʒii. Confect. Alkerm. ℥ss. Syr. è Succ. Citr. q. s. f. Elect. molle. Take the quantity of a Nutmeg every morning, and at four in the afternoon, drinking after a draught of the following:

Take of the fresh roots of Scorzonera, Succory, Eringo's, each ℥ii. Leaves of Straw-berries, Sorrel, Endive, each M i. Currants ℥iv. Seeds of Melons, and Pippins bruised, each ℥i. boyl them in suffici­ent Barley water to lbiv. remove it from the Fire: add of both the Scurvy grasses, each M i. Let them stand covered, to infuse till cold; after strain and clarify it; and then add Syrup of the five Roots ℥iv. sweet Spirit of Salt ʒss. The Dose, six ounces.

Continue the use of the Electuary and De­coction for three weeks.

COUNS. XCIX. Miscarriage.

A Right Honourable Lady, after Miscarriage, was advised by an eminent Physician to the following:

Mr. Cook, I am come this morning from the Country, and have scarce time enough to peruse your Letter before the departure of the Carrier. I am very much troubled that her Honour hath miscarried, yet do hope that her Ladyship's next Conception will be more happily carried on. What may conduce to it, by correction and strengthning of her Womb, shall be studiously advised by the next return, which will be full time enough, in regard that the usual cleansing of the Womb must be performed first. Being in haste, this is all, save that I am your most faithful Friend and Servant, &c. Feb. 29. 71.

The 6th of March 71. came the following: First her cleansing over, let her Ladyship purge with the next: Take Mechoacon sliced thin ʒii. Sen [...] cleansed ʒiss. Coriander seeds p. iss. boyl them in Water ℥viij to v. strain it, and in the Liquor dissolve the purest Manna, Syrup of Violets, and Juyce of Oranges, each ℥ss. after clarify all with the White of an Egg, and then add Cinamon water ʒi. and make a Potion, for two Doses.

[Page 324] Take China thin sliced ℥i. roots of Masterwort, and Avens, each ℥ss. Betony M i. Feather-few M ss. the tops of Marjorum p. i. Nutmegs ʒss. boyl the China in Water lbiij to lbij. after put in the rest, and boyl it at a moderate Fire to lbiss. strain it, and clarify it, and sweeten it with double refined Sugar. Renew it every fifth day. It attemperates and strengthens the Womb. Take it every morning in bed, an hour or two, or more, before her Ladyship riseth; and if it agree with her, I would have it taken three weeks or more. My Lady is not to observe any Diet whilst she takes the Apozem, nor fast after, unless she pleases, longer than two hours.

COUNS. C. Lightness of the Head.

THe Right Honourable Lady, Katherine Brook, Dow­ager, troubled with Lightness of the Head and Vapours, had by Doctor Willis directed as followeth.

Mr. Cook, her Honour being troubled with Lightness of the Head and Vapours, it will be requi­site to lose Blood by Leeches, to ℥vi. or vij. Purg­ing a day or two before, if by the use of what is directed her Ladyship should not do well, I would advise her Honour to Astrop waters, as the most likely means to reduce her Blood to better temper. My very humble service to her Ladyship, and to all the Honourable Family; This is all, save to tell you, that I am your very faithful Friend and Servant.

[Page 335] Take of Mastick Pil and Rubarb in pouder, each ʒss. Salt of Wormwood ℈i. Oyl of Rosemary distilled 8. drops; Gum Ammoniac dissolved in Snail-water suf­ficient. Mix them, and make 12 Pills, which guild; they are to be taken three in a morning once a week, and to be given more or fewer as they work, drinking Whey after them.

Take of the Conserves of the Flowers of Rosemary, Betony, and Clove-Gilliflowers, each ℥ij. Species Diamb. ʒij. Pearl in pouder, ʒi. Red Coral in pouder ʒiss. Salt of Wormwood ʒij. with sufficient of the Syrup of Ci­tron Pills, Make an Electuary every day: Besides take morning and night the quantity of a Nutmeg of the Electuary, and four spoonfuls of the follow­ing Julep, as also take of the same any time when you are troubled with Vapors or fainting, three or four spoonfulls.

Take of the Waters of Line-trees-flowers, and Black-cherrys, each ℥iv. Hysteric Water, ℥ij. Whitest Su­gar ℥i. Castor tyed up in a Sarcenet, and hung in a glass ʒss. Mix them, make the following Dyet-drink which use constantly, meals and all, for two or three months.

Brew some Middle-Ale for a Vessel of six Gallons, Boyl in the Wort 4 handfuls of Fir, 2 handfuls of Rose­mary-chips, and hang in the Vessel of Sage and Scurvy-grass, each Mij. of Dock-Roots sliced and dryed, ℥vi. Tap it at a week old, and make one Vessel under ano­ther.


DIRECTIONS For such as drink the Bath-Water. Collected by H. S.
Revised and approved by Sir Alexander Frasier, principal Physician to his Majesty.

THere being many unthought of In­conveniences, and many unexpected Accidents, which frequently befall such as resort unto, and make use of the hot Baths in Europe, by way of drinking them medi­cinally; the best provision that can be made against such perillous Contingencies, is, that the Patient regulate himself according to the most rational and exact Rules of Physick; and having duly prepared the Body according to them, before he begin to drink, that he pursue a most orderly Course of Diet, and [Page 338] cautelously deport himself in all those Circum­stances, which Physicians include under that Notion.

Upon this account it is, that the universal Con­sent and Practice of Mankind seems to have enacted this into a standing Law, That none should wantonly, and with contempt of all Dietetical Rules, make use of those Mineral Drinks; but that all Cir­cumstances relating thereto, should be conformable to Moderation and Temperance.

It behoveth therefore such Persons to avoid, during such a Course, all surcharge of Meat, all excess of Drink; that they neither indulge them­selves with too much sleep, nor maccrate or en­flame their Bodies by immoderate watching; that they neither debilitate Nature by so violent exercise as may introduce a Lassitude; nor retard the distribution, digestion, and evacuation of those Mineral Waters by Sloth and In-activity; that such excrementitious Collections, as Nature customarily produceth in human Bodies, be duly evacuated, and neither too long retained, nor too precipitously discharged; that the Mind be com­posed into such a cheerfulness and gaiety, as may prevent all disorderly Passions and Lusts.

The Effect of the Bath-Waters being drunk, is, to discharge the whole Body from all Impurities that are incorrigible; to correct those that are ca­pable of Amendment; to free the innate heat or Fer­ments of each part which are oppressed through any surcharge, or peccancy of Humors; and to restore or revive those that otherwise languish, or are some way decayed.

[Page 339] And this is done, not by any one manner of Operation in them, but by their complicated working at one time of sundry evacuations. It is manifest, that they operate by Stool several times, once, twice, thrice, four times, or more. It is no less evident that they operate by Vrine, so as to dis­charge themselves oftentimes in a greater quantity than what is drunk, commonly in an equal quan­tity, and frequently in a proportion somewhat less; of the last instance there being several de­grees observable. It is also manifest, that they promote not only insensible Transpiration, but Sweat; the latter being more or less copious, according to the Constitution of the Patient, antecedent Prepara­tion, and the ambient, whether taken abroad in the open Air, or in Bed. The Effects they have in re­ference to Transpiration insensible, are particularly evinced by this Observation of the Laundresses in Bath, That those which drink the said Waters, do foul their Linnen more than other People do, or than themselves do at other times, when yet it is equally worn.

I doubt not, but that others as well as my self, may have observed, that several Hypochondriacal Persons have found another Operation in those Wa­ters, viz. That upon drinking them they have found their Spittle attenuated, a [...]d the discharge thereof by Salivation encreased at the begin­ning. The like Effect I have seen in some Pulmonicks.

Neither is it to be supposed, that these Waters discharge themselves purely in an insipid, limpid, aqueous Vrine. For (not to mention sundry ways, I have tried and discovered Heterogeneous Contents [Page 340] in such Urine) I have seen a Person deeply and inveterately Hypochondriacal, who avoided his Wa­ters at the beginning (and yet they passed well) deeply tinged with Choler, as much as is to be seen in the Colick Bilious. I have also seen Persons, whose Lungs, Head, and Habit of Body, were oppressed with viscid Phlegm, to avoid Urines, which though pale, yet by the lasting consistence of viscid Bubbles, and ever great Froth thereon up­on any agitation, sufficiently shewed the mixture of the dissolved Phlegm. And when they pass much in the night, they come away more or less tinged, according to the Nature of the Patient, the Disease, the Method and Circumspection used for his Cure.

The Operation of these Waters being such, as it is not difficult for an intelligent Physician to con­jecture in what Diseases it is requisite or beneficial to drink these Waters; so it will likewise seem evident, that a due preparation is necessary for such as expect benefit thereby. Neither will any knowing Physician imagin, that the exhibi­ting of one Dose of purging Pills, a Potion, or a Bolus, is a sufficient Preparative for the successful drinking of these Waters. For seeing that a stable Health consists herein principally, that the Excre­ments of the first, and subsequent Concoctions be dis­charged by all those ways whereby these Waters do operate. And since that in morbid Persons there are not only Depravations in the Chyle, Mass of Blood, and other Alimentary Juices; but also in the Chyliferous, Sanguiferous, Lymphatic Vessels Nerves and Glandules, (not to mention other things) the universal Amendment whereof is no [Page 341] less requisite to a constancy of Health, than it is to Liquors, what they are, and through what Canals they run; no understanding Person will conclude otherwise than that according to the several Con­stitutions and Indispositions of Patients, there must be different Preparations made, (and those in confor­mity to the Methods which solid Physic prescribes) before they can propose to themselves any great or durable benefit by the use of these Waters.

Let us then inculcate that Aphorism of Hippocra­tes to all such as shall repair to these Waters, Cor­pora qui purgare volet, fluida efficiat oportet: He that would conveniently purge any Person, must dis­pose the Humors to a fluidity, and relax the Pas­sages first, by which they are to be evacuated. To the most beneficial operation of Medicaments, it is requisite that there be an universal [...], that the Humors be fluxile, and the Passages pervious: The which is so much the more to be regarded in respect to the Bath-Waters, because they do not as other Medicaments, operate after one determi­nate manner, but more catholicly. But more espe­cially Obstructions of the Mesentery are to be re­garded, because the Waters are more particularly to pass through those parts.

Let us also lay down this for another Rule, that these Waters are not to be looked upon as being in themselves an entire Course of Physic, but that subsidiary Helps of Purges, and other Medicaments, appropriated to respective Diseases, will be requi­site to the compleating of their Effects. And if the solitary or immethodical use of these Waters hath ever been successful, (which is not to be denied) the f [...]rtunate Rashness of such Persons ought not [Page 342] to be drawn into a President, by the considering part of Mankind; there being so many Instances of their being unsuccessful, and sometimes preju­dicial, through the neglect or ignorance of this Caution.

These things being premised, the Manner of drinking these Waters, which the Gene­rality of Persons ought to follow, and which Reason it self dictates, is this:

I. That they begin with drinking of the Waters, and conclude (if their condition permit) with bathing. For Bathing is but a particular and local Remedy, Drinking a more general or universal. Therefore according to the established Maxims of Physic, the latter ought to precede the former. Besides, the drinking of these Waters, by open­ing Obstructions, attenuating some, and evacua­ting other Humors, doth prepare the way for Bathing, whereby the Reliques are evacuated by sweat, and the habit of the Body corroborated. But reiterated Bathing doth not prepare the Body for drinking; if it open the Pores, and discuss some Humors, it attracts into the Habit of the Body others that are crude, gross, and unfit to be discussed by sweat or transpiration; it puts the Humors lodged in the Hypochondria into an Aestu­ation and Turgency, and raiseth Vapors as well as Defluxions upon the outward and inward Parts. Also Bathing, being accompanied with sweating, hinders evacuation, by Stool and Vrine, and con­sequently puts Nature into a Course altogether opposite to what is to be expected and wished in [Page 343] the drinking of the Waters. From whence it is ma­nifest, that to begin with a Course of Bathing and Sweating, and to terminate with a Course of drink­ing the Waters, is not only irrational, but dange­rous, viz. Sicui potus & lavacrum utendum sit, is per plures dies anteà bibat, & posteà lavet, non è contrà; Andr▪ Baccius de Thermis, l. 2. c. 10. & l. 3. c. 1. ex potu tamen purgatio ferè intelligitur; ex Balneo autem alte­ratio, rectificatio (que), & confortatio mem­brorum. At hoc inter prima Medicinae instituta est, purgari priùs debere corpus quàm alterari, & confortari.—Non ante copius esse locum re­mediis, quàm universo corpori generali­bus praesidiis sit prospectum in confesso est apud omnes, Joan. Paul [...]. de Fonte B [...]l­lensi. lib. 2. c. 3. vid. & A [...]dr▪ L [...]bar. de [...]. Ta­beranis, lib. 2. c. 13. & ratio suadet: Ali­oquin enim pleno corpore adhibita fluxi­ones majores in partes concitarit jam an­te imbecilles & morbo la [...]efactatas, ex quo fit ut non tantùm optatum finem praeposterâ curandi ratione instituta mini­mè consequamur, sed & geminato morbo majus aegroto malum creemus. Jam verò aquas medicatas Baln [...]o u­surpatas in l [...]calium numero esse notius est, quam ut pluribus probari debeat.

I cannot but here take notice, that sometimes, when the Waters have not passed well by Vrine, I have caused the Patient to go once or so into the Crosse Bath, and there caused them to stay about half an hour, or more; and after that commanded them to rise without sweating much; and hereby, (together with Phleboromy) I have effected that the Waters have passed freely afterwards: the Vrinal Passages being relaxed and opened by the moderate Heat, and other Qualities of that Bath. Also in [Page 344] Persons of a Phlegmatic Constitution, be it natu­ral or morbid, I have directed that they should use the Cross-Bath for a week (neither continuing long in, nor sweating much afterwards,) before they drunk these Waters; there being no fear that in such the Hypocondriacal Aestuations should arise, or that any Catarrhous Pains should happen; but rather that the cold and viscid Humors should be at­tenuated, the Vrinal Passages expedited, and the Body with ease prepared for subsequent Physic, and drinking of the Waters.

II. That they begin to drink these Waters by degrees, proceeding from a smaller quantity to a greater; and having arrived to the largest Dose, there to stay several days; and then by the like degrees contract their draughts, until they desist. The whole Course of drinking being thus finished in fourteen days, or twenty days at most.

ARS COSMETICA: Collections from Persons of great Quality, being choice Receipts for the Beautifying of the Face and Body; by Dr. Stubbs.

These following were the Receipts of a Maid of the Dutchess of Orleans, and after a Gentlewoman to an honourable Lady in this Nation: She was eminent for Cosme­tics; and these were particularly com­mended to my Esteem by the said Lady.

To make Spanish White.

TAke a glased Earthen Pot of four or five pints, anoint the Pot with fresh Lard of a Male Pork, then fill it with good White-wine-vinegar, and put in a good quantity of new-laid Egg-shells; then cover the Pot with a leaden Cover, and bury it in the Ground [Page 346] for three or four weeks: then take of the White that sticks to the Cover of the Pot, and keep it for your use.

A Pomade for the Face.

Take six dozen of Sheeps Feet, break the Bones, and take out the Marrow; then boil the Feet well, and scum off the Oil that rises, and save it in a new Pot, with the foresaid Marrow, to which put the four great cold Seeds peel'd and beaten well, and mixed with the Marrow. Then take the Rind of one Citron, two penny-worth of Borax, three Cloves of white Lilly roots well beaten, a little white Rose-water, or Plantain-water; boil all to­gether for the space of two hours, then strain it into a Dish of Spring-water, and wash it with di­vers Waters till it be white. Use this at night.

To make Gloves to whiten the Hands.

Take new Gloves, to every pair an ounce of Virgins-Wax, and as much Sperma Ceti, Camphire and Borax, each the quantity of a Bean; Oil of Gourd seeds, or any other of the greater cold Seeds, ℥j. Pomatum, as much as a Nut; melt all toge­ther. Then turn the Gloves, and dip or spread it on the inside, and let it cool; then rub it in before a gentle Fire. Then grease them very well with ʒii ℈i of any Oil of the cold Seeds to each pair, then turn them again, and lay them in a course damp Cloth, not touching each other for twenty four hours. To make them the cooler, hang them upon a Line in May, to air for eight nights.

To make the same an easier way.

Take of the Oil of the four cold Seeds drawn by expression without Fire ℥i. Pomatum as much as a Nut, White wax ʒij. Sperma Ceti ʒi. Cam­phire, the quantity of a Nut; Borax poudered ʒss. Melt the Wax, then put all the rest in, and last of all the Oil; when all is melted, (when it is warm, and never boils or is near it,) dip the Gloves in, and rub it well in all over; open them, and let them cool. That you may rub it in the better, you must draw the Gloves, being turned, upon your hands, when they are cool. Wear them night and day under others, to make the Hands smooth and white.

For the Lips, a Pomatum.

Take Oil of sweet Almonds ℥iiij. red Wax ℥ss. melt them together over a Chafing-dish. Steep ʒii of Alkanet roots in a Glass of Rose-water twen­ty four hours, when it is red, put in the said Po­matum into the Water; stir it together until it look red, then let out all the Water, and keep it for use.

Pomatum for the Hair, to make it grow.

Take of Bears grease lbi. Virgins wax ℥iiij. white Lilly roots, five or six cloves, white Honey, and of the Essence of Honey, each ℥i. boil them all for half an hour in a new earthen Pot, either in the Water of Walnut-leaves, or of Honey distilled, [Page 348] two or three pints, boil them well, strain it, and wash it till it be white.

To make Butter of Oranges or Jessemins.

Take Barrowes grease pick'd and wash'd ℥iiij. to which add of the Essence or Oil of Jessemin or of Orange flowers ℥i or ij. as you please to have it scented higher or lower; add Virgins Wax ℥ii. put them into a Silver Cup or Pot close co­vered, and set it in a Skillet of Water, yet so that none come into it. Make it boil apace, so as to melt the Stuff, then pour it hot into a Silver Ba­son, and beat it so long till it is become very white, without adding any Water.

A Paste for the Hands.

Take of bitter Almonds blanched, and beaten to Paste with Rose water; sprinkle them with the Yolk of an Egg, which hath been beaten with Sack, add thereto Bean-flower to make a Paste.

A good Water for the Complexion.

Take of Sea-Purslain the smallest, put it into a Glass Vial, with a like quantity of the Juice of Limons; let them sleep fourteen days, and then set it in the Sun nine days; then wash with it evening and morning. Fumitory Water distilled in Balneo, is good for the Complexion.

Another Water for the Complexion.

Boil of French Barly M j. in Water lbij. strain it, let it settle, take of the clear lbiss. and make therewith Almond-Milk with bitter Almonds blanched and beaten lbss. adding to it two Glasses of White-wine; or if the Face be red, add so much Vinegar instead of the Wine.

Against Sun-burning or Morphew.

Anoint them with Oil of Walnuts thrice in the three first evenings in March. If the Party hath a shining Complexion, and fatty, mix with the Oil so much White-wine, and beat them well toge­ther before you use them at night.

To make the Verjuyce of Montpelier, which is highly esteemed in France for the Complexion.

Take of the best Verjuice two quarts, put to it Litharge of Gold, washed before in Plantain-water, and dried, lbi. beat it to pouder, and put it and the Verjuice together; di [...]til it in Balneo for use. It is also very good for a red Face.

To make Teeth white.

Take of Aqua fortis, fair Water, Honey, each ℥ii. boil all these together, and scum them well, and rub the Teeth with this, and they will be as white as Snow. Lucatella of Venice.

To preserve the Hair.

A Right Honourable Countess yet living, never used any Pouder in her Hair, but only in March and September, which being well rubbed in, was carefully combed out at the same time; and every week she had the roots of her Hair carefully rubbed with Jessemin Butter, and rubbed out with a Cloth, to take off any Dandriff or Scurf of the Head, which might rot it at the roots.

To dye the Hair black.

Take pouder of black Lead, and put it into fair Water a while, and it will colour it black; then wash the Hair you would colour with a Spunge wet therein, and cleanse the Head every morning, and repeat the Wash, for it will colour, and come off upon any Head-cloth. This was used by an honourable Countess, and a Lady; nor was it possible to discern the colour, tho both their Hairs were as red as Foxes. Their Eye-lids were coloured with the steam of a Candle, gathered in a Pewte [...], and put on with a small Spunge.


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