Wellcome Collection: Receipt-Book, 17th-18th century (MS.4054)

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Collection of receipts for cordials, preserves, cookery and medicines.

By several hands.

Contents: Receits for preserving (pp. 1-61); stilling (pp. 71-92); [cosmetics (etc.)] (pp. 109-115); surgery and phisick (pp. 120-176); to make wine and other liquors (pp. 180-193); for syrups (pp. 204-207); for cookery (pp. 214-249).



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Book VII 2042

Collections of receipts for preserves cordials, medicine and cookery [c. 1700]

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Thes are the Dukes of the sons of Esau Eliphas the first born son of Esau Duke teman

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Lady Betty Southalls Elix er a gainst the Cholicx

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Take of Leaves of Senna, three ounces of Liquirish, anniseeds, coriander seeds, Elecampane root dry'd and sliced, Guiacum, of each two ounces. Raisins wasth and stoned, one pound. Steep these in three quarts of the best Aqua Vitee, or Brandy, A fortnight, or till the Liquor become of a redish tincture. the powr it off, and keep it in glass Bottles.

Take 4 or 5 spoonfulls in any colicke sickness of the stomach, or fitt of the stone in the kidneys, or any indigestion of the stomach, it is good for all kinds of Gripes whatsoever. Repeat the like dose after 5 or 6 hours if

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if there be need.

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