A medicine for the Megrime, Impostume of the Rewme, or other diseases in the head.
Take Pellitory of Spaine the weight of a groate, halfe so much Spegall, beate these in pouder, take the tops of Isope, of Rosemary with the flowers, three or foure leaues of Sage in the hole, of these hearbes one small handfull, boyle all these hearbes with the Spices in halfe a pinte of White wine, and halfe a pinte of Vineger of Roses, vntill one halfe of the liquor be consumed, then straine forth the hearbes, and set the liquor to coole, and being colde put thereunto three spoonefull of good Mustard, and so much honey as will take away the tartnes of the medicine, and when the patient feeleth any payne in his head, take a spoonefull thereof, and put it into his mouth, and holde it a prittie while gargaling, and then spitte it forth into a vessel, and so vse to take ten spoonefulles at one time in the morning fasting, vsing this three daies together, when they feele themselues troubled with the Rewme, at the fall and spring of the leafe is best taking therof, and by the grace of God they shall find ease. You must keepe this same medicine very close in a glasse, whole goodnesse will last ten dayes and when you take it, warm it as milke from the Cowe.
A Copie of Doctor Steeuens water.
Take a gallon of Gascoigne wine, then take Ginger, Galingale, Camamill, Cinamon, Graines, Cloues, Mace, any seedes, Fennell seedes, Carraway seedes, of euery of them one dramme, that is two pence halfepeny waight, then take Suger minced, red Roses, Time, Pellitorie of the wall, wilde Margerum, Peniryall, Penimountain wilde Time, Lauender, auens, of euery of them one handfull, then beate the spice small, and bruse the hearbes, and put all to the wine, and let it stand twelue houres, stirring of it diuers times then still it in a Limbecke, and keepe the first pinte of water by it selfe, so it is best, then will come a second water, which is not so good as the first, the vertue of this water is this:
It comforteth the spirites, and preserueth greatlye the youth of man, and helpeth inwarde diseases comming of colde, against the shaking of the Palsey, it cureth the contraction of sinewes and helpeth the vnception of women, it killeth the wormes in the bellye, it helpeth the toothache, it helpeth the colde Gowte, it comforteth the stomack, it cureth the cold Dropsye, it helpeth the Stone in the Bladder, and the Reines of the backe, it cureth the Canker, it helpeth shortlye a stinking breath. And who so vseth this water now and then and not too often, it preserueth him a good liking, and shall make him seeme yong very long.
A medicine for all manner of Sores.
Take vnwrought Waxe, Turpentine, oyle Oliffe, Sheeps Tallowe, or Deeres Sewet, a quantitye of euery of them, and then take a quantitye of the iuice of Bugel, the iuice of smallage, a quantitye of Rossen, and boyle them all together ouer a soft fire, stirring them alwaies till they be well mingled, and that the greennes of the iuyce be come, and then straine it through a faire cloth into a cleane vessell, and this shall heale Wounde or Sore whatsoeuer it be.
Another for all sores.
Take a quarter of a pound of Pitch, as much of Waxe, as much of Rossen, as much of Capons grease, or other soft grease, and put them in a panne and seeth them al together, till they bee melted, and then straine them through a faire cloth, and make a plaster to lay to the place greeued.
To defend Humors.
Take beanes, the rinde or the vpper skin being pulled of, & bruse them and mingle them with the white of an Egge, and make it sticke to the Temples, it keepeth backe humors flowing to the eyes.
To make Rosemary water.
Take the Rosemarye, and the flowers in the middest of May, before sunne arise, and strippe the leaues and the flowers from the stalke, take foure or fiue alicompane rootes, and a handfull or two of Sage, then beate the Rosemarye, the Sage and rootes together, till they be very small, and take three ounces of Cloues, iij ounces of Mace, iij. ounces of Quibles, halfe a pound of Anniseedes, and beate these spices euery one by it self. Then take all the hearbes and the Spices, and put therein foure or fiue gallons of good white wine, then put in all these Hearbes and Spices, and Wine, into an earthen pot, and put the same pot in the ground the space of sixteene dayes, then take it vp, and styll in a Styll with a very soft fire.
To make Bisket bread.
First take halfe a Pecke of fine white flower, also eight newe laide egges, the Whites and Yolkes beaten together, then put the said egges into the Flower, then take eight Graines of fine Milke, and stampe it in a Morter, then put halfe a pint of good Damaske water, or else rosewater into the Muske, and mingle it together, and put it into wine or Muskadine, but Muskadine is better, and put it into the flowre, also one ounce of good anniseedes, clean picked and put therin, and so to work them altogether into a Paste, as yee doe bread, and then make your biskettes into what fashion you thinke best, and then put them into an Ouen, and bake them hard if you will keepe them long, or else but indifferent, if you will haue it candite, take rose-water and Suger, and boyle them together till they be thicke, and so slices of bread, then set hot in the Ouen vntill the same be candit.
Certaine approued pointes of Husbandrie, very necessary for all Husbandmen to knowe.
First of Oxen.
Tokens whereby an Oxe is knowen to be good and towarde fr the worke, are these: ready and quicke at the voice, hee moueth quickly, he is short and large, great eares, the Hornes liuely and of meane bignesse and blacke, the head short, the breast large a great panche, the tayle long, touching the ground with a tuffe at the end, the haire curlked, the backe straight, the rains large, the leg strong and sinowes, the houffe shorte, and large, the best colour is blacke and red, and next vnto that the baye and the pyed, the white is the worst, the greye and the sallowe or yellowe is of lesse valure. The charge of one that keepeth them is chiefly to vse them gently, to serue them with meate and good litter, to rubbe or kembe them at night, to strike them ouer in the morning, washing sometimes their Tailes with warme water, also to keepe their stable cleane, and that the poultrie or Hogges come not in, for the feathers maye kill the Oxen and the dung of sicke Hogges breedeth the murren.
Item hee must knowe discreetly when oxen haue laboured enough, and when but little, and according to that they are to bee fed.
Item that he worke them not in a time too cold or too wet.
Item that hee suffer not them to drinke presentlie after a great labour, and that hee tie them not vp foorthwith, vntil they bee a litle refreshed abroade.
Item The Oxe desireth cleare or running water like as the Horse desireth the puddle or trouled water.
Item that at their comming home, hee alwaies ouerlooke them, whether there bee anie Thornes in their feete, or if the yoke haue gauled them.
In Fraunce they gelde all their Bull-calues about the age of two yeares, and tha at the fall of the leafe.
The day when they are to bee cut, they must not drinke, and must eate but little. They suddenly clippe the sinnewes of the
stones with a paire of tonges, and so cutte out the stones in such sorte, as they leaue behind the ende that is tied vnto the sinnowes for so the Calfe or Bullocke shall not bleede ouermuch, nor shall leese all his virility and courage.
At the age of ten monethes the Bullock changeth his foreteeth, and at sixe moneths after they scale the next teeth, and at the ende of three yeares he chaungeth all his teeth.
Note when an Oxe is at best, his teeth are equall, white and long, and when hee is old, the teeth be vnequall and blacke.
If an Oxe haue the laske, which often times is with bloud, and maketh him verie weake they keepe him from drinke foure or fiue days, they giue him Walnuttes and harde Cheese, tempered in thicke wine, and for the vttermost remedie, they let him bleed in the middes of the forehead.
To make him loose bellied they giue him two ounces of aloes, made in pouder with warme water.
An Oxe pisseth bloud of beeing too much chafd, or of eating ill hearbes, or flowers, they keepe him from drinke and drench him with Treacle in two pints of Wine or ale, putting thereto Saffron.
For the Cough they seeth Isope in his drinke.
For the biting of an Adder or venomous dogge, they noint the place with oyle of Scorpion.
If hee bee lame of colde in his feete, they wash him with old brine warmed.
If he be lame of the aboundance of blood fallen downe into the pastornes and hoofe, they dissolue it by rubbing and launcing.
Item the better to keepe their Oxen in health, whether they be to be laboured or to be fatted, they washe his mouth eyght dayes with brine, and there is taken awaye much fleame, which taketh from an Oxe his taste and stomack.
If the fleame haue made him …..