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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For a Weak Back

let your Breakfast be Every Morning one egg both Yolk & White beaten in to a Draft of Ale with som Nutmig & Sugar or if you plese you may make your Ale hot & then brew it togather

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my Lady Howard

To break any Sweeling

Take the yollow of Hens Dung & as much of the yolk of an Egg & a lettle salt mix & temper this extreemly wel togather so that it may be incorporated togather then spread it upon Leather & aply it to the greeved place.

This hath great commendation & is a great Secreat

Mrs Rann

For the collick

Take Levender Cotton one handfull & infuse it in a quart of White Wine & drink a draft of it once in Twelve hours

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Mrs Rann

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For a Burn

Mrs Cooper said that a man by accedent had his Arme fel in to a Coldern of boyling Wort & it was som time before he could pul it out the man being Neighbor to Docter Ratlesse went emediatly to him to implore his help the Doctor with his penknife ript up his closes to his sholder & bathed it very wel with Ink & the man went to work in six hours

For pain in The Body or Limbs

Take of the spirit of Turpintine drop 10 or 12 dropes in a draught draught of Ale drink it all up & you wil find the Effects of it in a short time

My Lady Earle

An Excelant remidy a gainst Worms in the Stomack

Take a Thimble ful of Gunpowder beat it very fine & seft it & take it with a lettle Honny doe so 3 Morning it never fails

Mrs Eminy

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For the Bareing down of the Fundament take the Blade of Mutton or Lamb burn it to powder & Strow it upon the Fundament continue to doe so til it goes up which wil be in a little time.

Sir M

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64 Caro Castitas
For all sorts of fitts

[????????????????] [??????????????] [???????????????]to it four ounces of Single pioney roots three ounces of China roots & one ounce Burn'd hartshorn all in fine powders mixt togather & when the afflicted party takes it it must be in a Morning fasting & at four a clock in the afternoon in Black Cherry Water ^too stronge is [????] the quantity is as much as wil liy on a Six pence for a man or woman & on a three pence for a child

Probatum Richard Hicar Harlow

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Spare not nor spend to much be this thy care spare but to spend & only spends to spare who spends too much ma want & so complain but he spends best that leaves to spend again ________________________________________ these are things that being possest wil make a life thats truely blest Estate bequeath not got with toil agood hot fire a gratfull soil no strife warme cloths a quiet soul a strength intire a body whole prudent simplicity equall friends a diet that no art commends a night not drunk & yet secure a bed not sad yet chast & pure long sleeps to make the nights but short a will to be but what thou art nought rather choose contented lye and neither fear nor wisk to dye _______________________________ Withers MOZZO nor have I nor whant I nor cares Nor have I, Nor want I, nor care I,

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. ________________________________________________ There are things that being possest will make a life thats truly blest Estate bequeath not got with toil, A good hot Fire, a grateful soil, No strife, Warm Cloaths, a quiet soul, A strength intire, a body Whole, Prudence, simplicity, equal Friends, A diet that no art commends A Night not Drunk & yet secure A Bed not sad yet Chaste & pure Long sleep to make the Nights but short A will to be but what thou art rather choose contented lie and neither fear nor wish to Die

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66 Celeritas Celeritas
An Excelant Poltice for any Swiling & for sore Breasts

Take the third part of a quart of the Strongest White Wine & half an ounce of Boars Boars greas set it over the fire & when it Boyls stir into it as much wheat flower as wil make it into a Poltice with an ounce & a half more of Boars Boars greas the older your boars greas the better & if it doe not dispers the sweling it wil bring it to a quick Digestion

Mrs Wroth of Lovten

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Cerebrum Ceremonia 67
A Cordial Electuary for stuffing of the stomach or shortness of breath

Take a pint of the best honey set it on the fire & scum it clean then take a bundle of hysop bruse it wel & tie it up & let it boil in the honey wel til the honey tast of it then strain out the honey very hard & put it to it the the powder of Angelica root & powder of Elecompane root of each the weight of six pence Ginger & pepper of each the weight of two pence liquorish & Anniseed of each the weight of eight pence all beaten very small severally put all these into the strained honny & let them boil a lettle space stirring them wel to gather all the time then take them from the fire & pour all into a clean gally pot stirring it allways til it be thorough cold & keep it close cover'd for your use let the party grived take of this Electuary with a bruised liquorish stick & thay shall sensible find much good by it this was Queen Elisa Electuary for these infirmities

Dr Butlers Purging Ale

Take of Sarsaparilla two ounces of polypody of the oak & of Sena of each four ounces carraway seed & Aniseed of each half an ounce Liquorish two ounces Maidenhair & Agrimony of each one lettle handfull Scurvey half a bushel beat all these grosly & put them in to a cours canvas bag & hang it into three gallons of strong Strong Ale when it tis three daies old drink it

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