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Wellcome Collection: Fanshawe, Lady Ann (1625-1680) (MS7113)

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For a Glister for the Collicke of any other Paine in the Gutts com= ming of Cold {My Mother A Fanshawe} Make a pint of Possett drinke with a handfull of Pellistory of the wall, and as much of Mallowes, Fennellseeds, Anniseeds and Cummin seeds halfe an ounce of each, boile it to halfe a pint, then putt in a quarter of a Spoonefull of Salt, a great Spoonefull of Course Sugar, oile of Violets and oile of Roses of each a spoone= full, if it be for a Child a Quarter of an ounce of Seeds will serve. This is an approved good Medicine and cured me in a desperate Fever.

A Caudell for the Bloody Fluxe {My Mother: A Fanshawe} Take a pint of Red Wine and the Volker of five new laid Eggs, a little Cinnamon, 2 Spoonfuls of Loafe sugar, half a quarter of an ounce of the peele of Pomegranates dried and beaten to fine power, boil them in a Platter upon a Chaffendish of Coales, until it thicken. Let the patient eat it morning and Evening, and if you will oftner, and it will suddenly cure you.

A Most Excellent Vomit {My Lady Beadles Ann Fanshawe} Take of Crocus metallorum made into fine power one ounce, Let it stand infusing in a quart of the best sack for a day or two jogging it, or shaking the Glafe twice a day. Then let it stand 24 hours untouched. When you [ufe] it drain out very gently the Wine; that it may run pure from the Crocus Powder. To a stronger body you may give an ounce and a half, to a weaker body one ounce, after every vomit let the patient drink warm Posset Ale with Butter in it, Let them neither sleep or drink warm drink till their vomit has done working.

An approved Medicine for the Convulsion fits {Mrs. Nenre Ann Fanshawe} take as much assafatida as a white Pea is, dissolve it in a spoonful of Posset drink 3 or 4 mornings and let the pati= ent wear some Assafatida about his Necke too.

A Diet Drink {Mrs. Nenre A. Fanshawe} Take a peck of Seuruy grasse, water Cresses half a peck, 2 good handfuls of Brooke Lime, Liverworst, Longwort, Scabrous, Agri= mony, Horebound, Hartstongue, Saxafrage, Pimpernell, Tamaris, Broad Plantaine, Wood Betony, Angelica, Cardias, Wormwood, Rosemary, Red Sage, Endive, Succory, Borrage, wilde Marjoram of each a good handful. You must boyle these herbes in nort half an houre, One ounce of Nutmegs, one ounce of Ginger, one ounce of liquorice, one ounce of Anniseeds, Red Dockroots 6 ounces, sweet Fennell seeds half an ounce, bruise your seeds, slice your Nutmegs and Ginger and Dockrootes. you must put all these Seeds and Spices in a Bagg and hang the Bag in the drinke. You may drinke of it 6 or 7 dayes. This is an excellent Drinke for any Rheumatick Body that is inclined to a Dropsie.

An Excellent way to make Suppositors {My Lady Bedles Ann Fanshawe} Take 2 ounces of Gumm Dragon, steepe it in Damaske Rose wa= ter a night, putt it into a Morter, then have ready beat of the best Roch Allum, as much as will make the Gumm into a Past, beat it well in the Morter, then take it out, rowle it into the fashion of Suppositors, and when they be dry putt them up in a Boxe & keepe theme for your use, they will keeep seaven years if you doe not use them

Against the biting of a Mad Dogge taight by Sir Kenelm Digby {Sir K. D. A. Fanshawe} Crabbs clawes taken in June or the beginning of July, & beat to power, & therof as much as will lye upon a shilling drunke in 1/2 a pinte of warme Milke is a most excellent Receipt for any body that hath bene bitten by a Mad Dog.

A Medicine for the [Gaundersy] by Experience I have found most Excellent {My Lady Bedles} Take a

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8 Take a good faire Pippin and cutt of the topp of it, then take out the Coare very cleane, then putt int oit as much Venice Tre= acle, as a hasell nutt, as much Saffron finely beaten and seared as will lye upon a two pence, then fill up the Apple with sweete Butter: and putt on the topp of the Apple upon it again close: then roast it tender, and when it is roasted mingle them all together like a Conserve: then take as much as a Walnutt 3 mornings together fasting.

The Wound Drinke and for the Kings Quill {My Brother: Warwicks A Fanshawe} Gather these Hearbes in May. Avens[...]Five Leaved Grasse Bugle[...]Violet Leaves Comphrey[...]Wild Angelica Drake rootes and leaves[...]Wood Betony Dandalion[...]White Bottles Egrimony[...]Wormewood HoneySuckles[...] [...]

Bramble Budds, Hawthorne Budds, Oake Budds, these 3 must be gathered in Aprill. but of all the several Hearbes a like Quantity, when they are dry, mingle them well together: then take 3 handfulls of the, putt them into a Quart of White Wine, and a pottle of Spring water, and boyle them together till halfe the liquor be wasted. Then straine the Liquor from the Hearbes, & putt it to a pinte of the best Honey, sett it over the Fire, & let it boyle but till You have scummed it, when it is cold, putt it into Stone Bottles close stopped & keepe it very coole, drinke 6 Spoonfulls every monring fasting, & fast 2 hours after it, & as much at 4 a Clocke in the afternoone. Among these Hearbes adde to halfe an handfull of white Angelica, & halfe an handfull of Smallage and a Spoonfull of sweet Fennell

9 Seeds. So boyle these things as You used before in your other drinke a mong these, Let the white Angelica be well blosomed if You can gett it. These things may be all gotten at the Apothecaries thereabouts, what You can gett out of the Fields, though Aprill and May be past You may keepe them dry by You. Putt in these 2 halfe handfulls every time You boyle the Water.

A drinke admirable against a Cold or Consumpsion. {My Broth: Warw: A ffanshawe} Put into an Earthen Pipkin 3 pints of Spring Water: 2 good handfulls of unsett hysope: 2 or 3 slices of good English Liquorice, sliced very thinn, 2 handfulls of Raisins of the Sunne stoned, a quarter of a pound of Figgs sliced small: one ounce of Anniseeds bruised, halfe an ounce of Sweet Fennell Seeds bruised: 7 or 8 dates sliced. Then stopp up the Pip kin very close, and let them stew on hott Embers 24 houres, & then straine the Liquor well from the other Ingredients: putt this liquor into a glasse or Stone Bottle being close stopt: take 9 Spoonfulls of it when you lye to rest at night it being a little warme, and every morning fasting doe the same. Thus continuing a reasonable time, and the Patient will find good of it. For it is an approved Medecine.

Opening Pills {My Br. Warw: A ffanshaw } Take of the Extract of Gentian two Drachmes: of the Extrait of Centorie, of Galens Hiera Pura of each foure Scruples: of Trochisks of Eupatorie, of Dialacca, of Diacurcuma, of Salt of Scurvey grasse, of each of these two Scruples: of Salt of Wormewood halfe a Scruple with as much Syrrup of Rheubarb with Succorie or Syrup of Succorie with Rheubarb as will make it up in Pills. Make every dram in Sixe Pills. Five of them are to be taken at a time, with a Draught of some proper convenient drinke an houre after them; and so to continue a weeke or longer, the Body being prepared before by purging: they doe remove hypochondriack obstructions, open the Spleene and purge gently: they also doe strengthen the Stomach, & the Liver, & purifie the Blood. For a Canker {My Mother A ffanshawe } Take Unguentium Aegyptiacum, & Mel Rosarum, of each halfe an ounce. Warme them in a Sawcer very hotte, dipp a little Lint in it (fastend to any fitt Instruments) and rub

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22. {X}To make conserve of Wormwood {A Fab}Take a pound of the young toppes of worm=wood, steep them twelve howers in two quarts of Hyssop water, squeeze the wormwood gently from the water with your hand, then putt your wormwood into a mortar with 3 quarters of a pound of Loaf=sugar, & half a pound of Rasins of the sunn stoned; beat all these to a conserve, and tye it close up in a Pott and keep it for your use. You must take as much as a nuttmeg hereof, every morning Fasting.

An exellent Receipt for the stone or stoppage of the urine {A Fan[...]} Take the kernelle of Ash keyes, when they are ripe, which is about Michaelmas, dry them & when you administer them, you must beate them to a fine pouder and give one spoone full of them in broath.

{X} For the spleen; Boyle thime ash Bark and tamaris of each an oune in a possett Drink made of white wine and Small ale drink it fasting in a morning & at 4 of the Clock in the afternoon for 9 days 23

for the Stone The destilled watter of Clivers or Beane Shells; or time taken as much and as Often as you please; allso Eatting of Endiff with all things is Extream good to breake the Stone by which medicine outd do: Amey measured him selfe maney yeares and yoyded hundreds of stones

for aney heatt in the blather or sharpnes of Eurin Putt too Spunfull of Serupe of Mallows in to a droft of milke matter in the morning when you just wake and last when you goe to bed until the pane sesses

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72 73 + The red powder good for miscarrying. A ffan Take of Dragons blood one drammdram̄, powder of red corall one drammdram̄, amber greece the weight of 3 barly cornes; bezoar stone the weight of 2 barly cornes, Make all these into powder, and in a little burnt Claret wine give as much of this powder as will lie upon a pennie at morninge and night first and last 3 or 4 times will serve. Make some broth withwth plantaine rootes and shepheards purse and knotted grasse, burnett and bryer leaves, and th drink this as pleasure. put in to the broth just as you drinke it the [tneds] of 9 Eggs; I haue found good Experementalley of this medicin.

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To make the famous oyle called the Queens oyle. Madrid 8th Decer 1664. to make hayre grow, rubbing the rootes thereof at night, with no more of the oyle, then you just take vp with the dipping the fingre therein, putting a capp or quoife immediatly on the head.

{A ffan X}

Take 2 pound of the best oyle olive & put it into a glasse bottle in which you must put 4 Lizardes alive, 2 ounces of flyes, 4 Ounces of white wine, 4 ounces of new honye, shake these togethre, & let them stand 15 dayes in the hottest sun, take in the bottle out of the Ayer evrey night, then put it all into a scellett & make it boyle, which soe soone as ever you perceive, take it of the fire, & strayne it through a cloth, then put to it 2 ounces of Benjamin, & 2 ounces of storax, then sitt it on the fire stirring it softly, till the Benjamin, & Storax be well melted, then straine it thorough a cleane cloth, then put it into a glasse, & when it is cold stop it close so preserve it from ayer, & keep it for your vse, this oyle is best made in the Months of Iune, Iuly, August.

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A Mendesin for a Cough in the Lungs; Take Elecompany roots well scraped & washed Steep them 12: hours in fountain water shifting twice then boyle them in damask-rose water untill they be tender then take them out of the water & weight of the pap of rosted apples & double the weight of both of Double-refined sugar so boyle them up with red-rose-water to a conserv & keep it for your vse. you must take the bigness of a Nutmegg therof fasting in the morning at 4 of the clock in the afternoon & when you go to bed at night.

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A Eccelent Receipt for a Cough

Take a Quart of milk & 2 Large Onions boyle it a quarter part away then run it through a hair siue put to it a quarter of a pint of red-rose-water & sweeten it with sugar of Roses as you like it this must be drunk fasting & the same Quantety warm night & ... for your suppers & mornings for 3 days & nights together;

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to Clenge puterefied Longs

swellen aboue halfe a pinnt of Witte Wine with 2 spunfull of hiue huney and 2 spunfull too spriges of Ballne take this fasting warme Eury morning for thurty days;

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[Note] This is a diagram with notations. The handwriting is difficult to read.

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135 To maske Gascoigne Powder. {Sir K Digby} {A [Han]} Take 4 Ounces of the blacke tipps of Crabbs clawes taken when the Sunne is in Cancer in June, or the beginning of July (for then they haue much more Vertue then at other times) and one Ounce of Magistere of Pearle, both made into fine Powder: then take Snake Skins cutt in pieces as long as ones finger, putt them in a Pipkin filld with fountaine Water, haue another Pipkin stand by with fountaine water upon the Embers, & as the water of Snakes consumes still supply it with the other, let it stand ouer the Embers 36 howers, & when it will jelley then take it of, straine it through a strainer, & when it is cold make up your powders with it, and haue by Saffron strained in Orange flower water, and as you make up the little Balls, dipp your Fingers in the Saffron water, so make them up and keepe them for Your use. Mr Mathias his Cordiall. {A Hon} Take sixe spoonfulls of Clarett wine, 6 spoonfulls of Red Rosewater, 2 Spoonfulls of Syrrup of Gilliflowers, a spoonfull of Cinnamon water, as much Alchermes as a hazell Nutt, mingle them together, & putt them in a Glasse, this is a good Cordiall to be taken for the weaknes or faintnes of the Spiritts two Spoonfulls at a time shaking the Glasse first. A Cordiall to be giuen at the beginning of a Sicknesse. {[A Han]} {My Mother} Dioscordium the Bignes of a hasell nutt, the Syrrup of juice of Lemmons one Spoonfull, Cardus Water a quarter of a Pinte, drinke it going to Bed and sweat upon it. A good Restoratiue after a long Sicknes or to preuent a Consumption. {[A Han]} Take

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The Lady Allens Water for the Stomacke Small pox or Surfett.

{Allan} Take of Sage, Sallendine, Rosemary, Rue, Woormwood, mugwort, Pympernell, dragons, Scabious, Egremony, Balme, Scordium, Century, Cardus benedictus, Betony, Rosasolis, of each a good handfull, Angelica Rootes, henbane rootes, turmentyle, Zedourpe, Liquorish, of each halfe an ounce, slice the rootes and wash the hearbes, & shake them & dry them in a Cloth & shred them, put them alltogether in a gallon of white wine, & steepe them in it 2 dayes & 2 nights close couered, and then put it into an ordinary Still, & so still it, & when you take it let it be luke warme, & put some sugar in it 2 or 3 or 4 spoonefulls to a [childe] of the stronger, & 6 of the smaller, & to an elder more.

The Receipt for the precious Water of Wallnutt.

{Allan}

Gather green wallnuts a good quantitie from the Tree in the beginning of June, breake them in a mortar, and distill them in a Stillatory of Glasse, & keepe that water by it selfe, & a fortnight after distill the like quantitie, then distill these together in a glasse Limbeck, & keepe it safe & close in a glasse.

1 one drop in the eye will cure and heale all infirmities in the eyes.

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100 2 It is good for unions that through weakness brave no children, taking one spoonfull in the morning - fasting 3 It changes the face if upwaft it therewith. 4 It helps the palsey being drunks with wine fasting 5 It procureth [?] wetting it [simply?] therewith. 6 It wonderfully hialsth botches and wounds. 7 It [?] all infirmities out the body living [?] moderately with wine. 8 It [prefereth?] life to ye [innermost?] nature. 9 It [reviveth?] wine being [diad?] if you pour it into ye vessel & stop it close.

Its calld the Brightness of all [?]

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{A Han}

An especiall water preservative against the plague or any Ague or ferver or suddaine Sickness to keepe it from the heart

Take sage faladine, head of grave worm wood, Rosemary, Balme, pimpernell, Egre= mony, grabine, dragons, Linenwort, Harts tongue mugwort, cardmus, maydens Haire of [] of those a handfull & take a pestle ofthe head daffadolis, a quarter of an ounce of [harmonhill] roots, a quarter of gonihia, & a quarter of an ounce of Angolica roots. When straynd & bruise these roots a little & the aforesaid herbs must be washt & shaken bout from the water in a [] dry cloth, and then shod them grossly, then put into some straw or an thin vessel bring [] close and to let t stand 2 days & 2 nights, & then still them in an ordina ry still, you must keepe the last running by its self which will be smaller than the rest, tho strong you must mix all to gether ina great vessell, & when it is mixt put it in little glasses & cover it close, you must not wash the Dafadolis.

When you have use of it give 6 or 7 spoonsfull of it warmd to drink, for a child-halfe so much will fevre, & let them cover themselves warm to sweat, & if it be for any sudden giddyness put into a little treacle, if you use the

{smaller you make take 10 or 12 spoonfull at a time; & you must always [] it from the Ayrs in the warming of it, the best time to distill it is in the latter end of May, for then all the herbs is ours to be had.}

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To make Citterne Water

{Lady Wilmot} {A Man}

X Take your Citerns and wipe them very clean with a wett course Cloth, and dry stem againe very well another dry Cloth, then cutt your Cittrons in long pieces, but touch not the meate, you may keepe yt to make Syrrup which is a very cordiall thing. Pare of your yellowrind of your pieces of Cittron very thinne and putt them into a ell glased Galley pot and putt to them as much of the best Canary as will cover the Rindes. So stopp Your pott very well that nothing may gett into it. Them pare your pieces over againe as long as you can see any of the Strengthof your Rinde left, & putt y into another Galley putt by it Selfe and cover it with Sacke, and stopp it very close, & let it all stand 24 houres then sett your glasse into Limbeck into a pott well bodied with key, then putt in those parings and sacke which you did pare last into the Limbeck, and so putt the yellow rindes & sack that it may be uppermost in the Limbeck, then pourre in some more Sacke ac= cording to your discretion, and sett on the Head of the Limbeck past it up close, then fill your pott with warme water and make a soft Fire under it, and let it heat by degrees, then make the glasses ready to re= ceive your water in and putt some Amber Greece finely around, & an Ounce of white Sugar Candy to every pinte and so lett your water dropp upon it, and when your glasse is full change it & with your Bodkin stirr the Sugar from the bottome of the glasse, and cover it with single paper untill it be thorough Cold then stop it close.

In the like manner you may make Orange or Lemmon water. I use to take to 5 great Cittrons three gallons of Sack, to a hundred of Lemmons the like quantity, & to a hundred of Orange 4 gallons if you please you may putt halfe white wine in stead of sacke.

The Great Palse Water also for the Apoplexie.

Take of Lavender Flowers stripped from their stalker and with them

{Sr H Finsh: Lady} {A Han}

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