English recipe book, 17th century and later MS 8575

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Collection of medical and culinary recipes in several hands.

The recipes are written into a volume that was originally designed for recording classical exempla, epigrams, or extracts from Roman authors; a few entries have been made under such headings as 'Ars', 'Clementia', and 'Crudelitas'. However the volume was seemingly soon repurposed as a recipe compendium. The earliest and largest number of recipe entries are in a later 17th century hand that is also responsible for the index at the start of the volume; a few entries were made by later contributors, the latest apparently in the later 18th or even early 19th century (f. 41).

Various authorities for the recipes are cited. Among the the medical ones are 'Doctor Pridgeon' [? Francis Prigeon] (f. 10); 'Doctor Lower' [Richard Lower, 1631-1691] (ff. 11, 99); 'Dr Butler' (f. 23); 'Doctr Bucanon' (f. 30); 'Docr Smith of Portsmouth' (f. 31); 'Docter Pechey' [John Pechey, d.1718] (f. 33); 'Doctor Colebatch' (f. 40); 'Dct Hunt' (f. 41); 'Doctor Windebank' [John Windebanke MD, fl.1654-1680] (f. 47); 'Doctor Dover' [Thomas Dover, d.1742] (f. 49); 'Doct Nisbit' (f. 140); 'Doctor Speers' (f. 141); 'Doctr Ross' (f. 154); 'Doctr Rosewel' [? John Rosewell] (f. 155); 'Doctor Coladin' (f. 158); and 'Dr Ridgley' [?Thomas Ridgley, d. 1656] (f. 163). Lay authorities include the Countess of Arundel [Anne Howard, nee Dacre,countess of Arundel, 1557-1630] (f. 24); Sir William Temple [1628-1699] (f. 50); and 'Sir Edward Tencil' (f. 134). There are also extensive extracts from Gerard's Herbal (ff. 170-74). An 18th century contributor has inserted a copy of a verse aphorism that seems to have been something of a commonplace at the time: 'spare not, nor spend too much, be this thy care, spare but to spend, and only spend to spare, Who spends too much, may want and so complain, but he spends best, that leaves to spend again' (f. 22). Cf. MS.7849.

The language of the volume is English, with parts in Latin.

Collection of medical and culinary recipes in several hands.

The recipes are written into a volume that was originally designed for recording classical exempla, epigrams, or extracts from Roman authors; a few entries have been made under such headings as 'Ars', 'Clementia', and 'Crudelitas'. However the volume was seemingly soon repurposed as a recipe compendium. The earliest and largest number of recipe entries are in a later 17th century hand that is also responsible for the index at the start of the volume; a few entries were made by later contributors, the latest apparently in the later 18th or even early 19th century (f. 41).

Various authorities for the recipes are cited. Among the the medical ones are 'Doctor Pridgeon' [? Francis Prigeon] (f. 10); 'Doctor Lower' [Richard Lower, 1631-1691] (ff. 11, 99); 'Dr Butler' (f. 23); 'Doctr Bucanon' (f. 30); 'Docr Smith of Portsmouth' (f. 31); 'Docter Pechey' [John Pechey, d.1718] (f. 33); 'Doctor Colebatch' (f. 40); 'Dct Hunt' (f. 41); 'Doctor Windebank' [John Windebanke MD, fl.1654-1680] (f. 47); 'Doctor Dover' [Thomas Dover, d.1742] (f. 49); 'Doct Nisbit' (f. 140); 'Doctor Speers' (f. 141); 'Doctr Ross' (f. 154); 'Doctr Rosewel' [? John Rosewell] (f. 155); 'Doctor Coladin' (f. 158); and 'Dr Ridgley' [?Thomas Ridgley, d. 1656] (f. 163). Lay authorities include the Countess of Arundel [Anne Howard, nee Dacre,countess of Arundel, 1557-1630] (f. 24); Sir William Temple [1628-1699] (f. 50); and 'Sir Edward Tencil' (f. 134). There are also extensive extracts from Gerard's Herbal (ff. 170-74). An 18th century contributor has inserted a copy of a verse aphorism that seems to have been something of a commonplace at the time: 'spare not, nor spend too much, be this thy care, spare but to spend, and only spend to spare, Who spends too much, may want and so complain, but he spends best, that leaves to spend again' (f. 22). Cf. MS.7849.

The language of the volume is English, with parts in Latin.



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{28} Alimentarum Ambiquitas
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to make Ginger bread 184 to turn a humer 351
to make Goosbery wine ibid for a pain in the Head 360
for the Green Sickness 336 for a pain of Head 076
for gravel in the kidnes 340 to purge the head 077
for the Gout 356 to make Hogs dung 252
for the Griping of the Gutts 358 to make a hors dung 252
for the Goute 368 a Ham of Pork 202
for the Griping of the Gutts 405 to cure a Ho[vor] 086
for the Gout 031 to cure a Hoarsness 071
for the Griping of Gutts 084 the cure of a great
a Glaster for the Gout 039 Pain in the Head 158
a Drink for the Gout 031
for the Griping of the Guts
for the Gout 084
Giddiness in the Head 094
Giddiness in the Head 344
Ginger bread 202
the Green Sickness 128
the Green Sickness 130
Amor patriae Amor patriae
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the best sort of sausageis 173
Sir Edward Tirils Salve 332 for the Tooth Ach 352
an excelant green salve ibid for the Tooth Ach 410
the black salve 333 for the Toothach 080 lib
the black salve 340 to make the Teeth come Ese 120
to make Syder 342 for a sore Throat 136
Suriep of safron 343 Recepts out of Sir William 136
a Sneesing powder 344 Temple upon health & L Life 137
againest the Scurvie 346 a sore throat to cure 071
the snouf powder 358
for the stone 360
for the falling sickness 362
a water for a sore 364
a water for sores 372 for vapors 414
the Angels salve 374 W
a fomentation for a sore 396 to make Westlhaly Hams 176
an excelant salve 430 for the bearing down of the woam 353
for the stone 431 for wormes 354
for a stitch 433 a plague water 405
Seatica 029 for Wormes 410
a searcloath 033 cuchanel Water 412
for the scurvie 037 for Vapors 414
Tinture of steel 039 a phisick water 051
to prepare steel powder 049 wind in the stomack 078
for a stich 076 Water of Ease 088
for sinows or vains that are cut asander etct 077 Stiptick Water 090
for a surfet 080 a Water for a Sore 086
for the siatica 080 for Worms 092
a green salve 086 Worms probatum 059
for a sweeling 055 to pickle Wallnutts 208
a green salve 114 a Vomit 090
colebatch stiptick 124| Wormes 039 A searcloath 130
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26 Amor sui Amor Venereamus
a Excelent remidy
a gainst the Stone 146
for the Strangury as good 102
Mrs Wroth Sear Cloth 130
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the eye Sauelf 1 quart of Cream 1 hand ful of rosmary 1 hand ful of parsly 1 hand ful of maiden hair 1 hand ful of Salendine 1 handful of [alhuf] sred very fine a litel fenel mix your earbes and Cream boling it ouer a gentel fire then stran it of for use it must be made in May

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for the Seatica

Take three quarters of a pound of blacke [sope] half a pint of the Juce of Ren as much of the best aquavite a quarter of a pint of the best salet oyle boil all these together on a soft fire 3 or 4 4 hours stiring them together & let them so boil til it com to a poltice then spread som of it on soft sheeps leather as big as the place trobled with pain & let it ly on til the vertue of the plaster be gon it wil be about 2 or 3 days if the pain be not gone lay on a fresh & so doe a third time & it wil probably draw out any pain if you like better to make it into a salve put in one ounce of Burgandy pitch & four ounces of beeswax Madam Gore

Snailes Water for a consumption or any cold

Take a Pottle of White wine & a pottle of milke & a pottle of snailes out of the sheles also of Balme & Brown sage & Speare Mints of each one handfull & two handfulls of Siverwort & bruse two ounces of Anieseeds & Slice four ounces of Liqurish & stone two pound of Raisins of the son & slice two pound of Figs put it into a stil or Limbeck let not the fire go out until you have drawd of all the Water & put to it 3 quarters of a pound of duble refind sugar & bottle it up & let the party take of it Twice a day Eight spoonfulls at a time. this is the only recept in the World for a consumption This is a very good Water to my knowlidg

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A Preservative against the Gout or the Elder Drink for the prevention of it Take a pint of Ale boil it as long as any Scum will rise & when you have Scum'd it til it boil clear pouer it out into a poringer to half anhandfull of dry Elder Flowers Buds Peele or leaves either of these three are best in Spring Time then let it Stand til it be cold anoufe to drink then Straine it out & fasting drink it you are not oblig'd to a perticular quantity leaving that as your own discretion Suggest to make it Stronger or weaker according to the constitution of the person the first two dais tis apt to make you a little sick & perhaps purg once. Probatum Est. These Directions since the daily following them has prevented the the much afflicted Coll Mornto of laboring the much under this painfull gouty Tumour this is to be continuly drink this came from Mr Hunt Withers & was sent by Madam Judeth Eliot

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To Make Black Searcloath Excelent for all Sores Bruises or Straines

Take a quart of oyle & one pound of Redlead put them Togather & boyle them softly & keepe them stiring till it com to a browne Colour then take them off & putt to them two ounces of stone pitch one ounce ounces of Bees Wax one ounces of Burgundy pitch & three peniworth of Saffron Shreed very fine with Sisers then boyl them a lettle more til itts of a sad colour if it be to stiff put in a lettle more oyle or some fresh butter then let it stand untill it be cold & then make it into balls or before it be quiet cold you may Spread it on cloath or leather but coarse Linnen cloath is the better

Mrs Speeds reseat which Mrs Mrs Godfry Godfre gave her to Mrs Barbara Eliot was two ounces of Deer suet to be put in with two one ounce of Brown Rosin one one ounce of Stone pitch & in things els to be orderd as the other

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