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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To Make Juice of Liquerish

Take 2 quarts of Oake bud wath water & stil to that 2 quarts of seabeus water then take two pound of Liquerish slice it thin & boyl it in this water gentle til it be almost half wasted then you must take out the Liqurish & beat it in a stone morter & put it in a gain & let it boyl a lettle then press it through a canvis bag in a press or els you wil louse the best of it then add to it a quart of the Juice of unset Isop & stir it altogather in a broad pan & cover it with a tifenne or some thin cloth to keep a way the Dust & dry it by the fire stir it offten in a day for it must be dryed to a stif past then wet the hollow of your hand with a lettle water & make it in to balls it wil ss keepe seven years it tis good a gainst a distilation of Rume that fals upon the lungs take the bigness of half a farden when you go to bed & let it ly under your tongue & so dislolve & as much in the morning

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To Make the Green Salve

Take of the Juyce of Plantain & Smallage of each of these a pint & half Beeswax three ounces Frankincense two ounces Mastick one dram & a half you must put the Juices & wax & frankincense into a skillet that holds two quarts & keep them continually stiring til the Juices be near consumed then put in the Mastick & then keep stiring til the Juices is all consumed then strain it through a canves cloth into three ounces of Turpentine & stir it til it tis cold this must be done over a gentle fire

What Doctor Colebatch is Stiptick & his Sulphur of Venus is soposed to be

the Sulphur of Venus is Spirit of Romanor Dantlich Vitriol Twelve parts mix'd with Spirit of wine Eight parts

The power is Roman Vitriol calcin'd to Whiteness & culerd colour'd with a lettle Dragons Blood

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For the Dropsy

Take one good handfull of Broom as much Tameris & as much of the prickle Horne & boyl it in Six gallons of Ale work it & tun it up as other Drink before you tun it up stone some Raisins of the Son & som Figs sliced a like quantity about half a pound in all or as the party may like it let them drink of it continually if you have the scurvy you take a handful of Bes Coles scurvy gris bruse it & put it into the bag with the frute

Doctor Hunts Ointment for a Strain

Take 4 Ounces of Palm Oyl as much of Spirit wine & Oyl of Turpentine of Each a Equal Quantity stir it well together till it comes to a good Oyntment

Elizabeth Burtt

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For the Seatica or any fixd pane in any part

Take Clay off from the Bung hole of a Baril & temper it with good Ale yest so that it may come to a good consistance to Spread upon Leather & lay it to the pained part in the morning & if you please you may take it of at night in twice or thrice it seldom fails of cureing

Mrs Moslye

To make the teeth come Ese

Take a spoonfull of honny & a spoonfull of Duble refined sugar very finly beaten put the sugar into the honny set it over the fire & scum it wel then put to it two peniworth of of Rock Coril very finly powderd stir it wel togather & make an Elictuary of it put it into a galy pot & when the child lies to Sleep take a lettle upon your finger & rub it upon your Gumes

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For a cough

Take half an ounce of Mastick finly powder'd & mixe it with two ounces of concerve of roses tak to the guantity of an Nutmige twice a day probatum probatum

Another

Take of the root of White comfrye beaten to a fine powder & white Sugar candy likwise in a fine powder mixe an equeal quantity & take as much as wil by upon a sixpense at a night going to beed Probatum

For a Rumatism

Take as much of the powder of cheesbobs as willy upon a half crown in a proper V this repeated 3 daies togather seldom fails of cureing

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