A cookery book with index, containing recipes for preserves, cakes, wines, and household remedies [manuscript], 1694

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Inscription on front pastedown, ""Liber Dorothea Rousby 1694."



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12 A Balsome to Cure A Green Wound Take Sallett Oyle venus Turpentine of Each one Pint Putt ye Same into A Glass with A narro Mouth yn Putt thereto of these Flowers following in their Season ye Flower's of cammomile Red Roase Budd's and bugel's flowers of Each one Handfull of ye St. Jones Wort 3 Handfulls ye Flowers of Centwary and Calladyne of Each Halfe A Handfull mix ym Amongst ye Rest and Stop ye glass close and Sett ym in ye Sunn Two Moneth's and use ye leaves and Allas it is in ye Glass this balsome will heal any green Wound Approve'd

To Wash ye Wound Take A Pint of white Wine one ounce of mastick Seeth ym together a good While yn wash ye Sore or wound with it; wch is very good

For A Burne Take a good Handfull of marregould Leaves A handfull of Sheeps Dung A good quantety of Alehoofe A handfull of Houselike Stamp ym Small and boyle these together in A quart of Thick creame or if you will Keep it long Boyle it in Boares grease and may Butter ye Quantety of A Pint of Each and boyle it to A thick oyntment So Straine it out and Anoint with A Feather as oft you Please

To make Issue Plaister Take Bees Wax 6 ʒ Turpentine 3 ounces Cinaber halfe An ounce Red Lead 3 ʒ and A halfe; Oriss Roote [fy?] Poudered 1 ʒ musk 2 graines First melt ye Wax and Turpentine yn mix ye Powder in A little Sweet Sallett Oyle and desolve ye musk in Rose Water and mix ym all together over A Gentle fire without boyling ym yn dip A fine lin cloth in itt and Smooth it with A Knife

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11 ===A Very Good Receipt to Make Oyle of Exeter=== Take A Pound of Cowslip flower's they must be gathered in May Putt them in to A great Stone Pott that will hold A Gallon. Add to them as much oyle of olives as will cover the cowslyp's the bredth of A Finger A bove the Flower's lett them ly therein untill the midst of June then Gather of St. Jones Woort Callamint Sage Feather fue Camomile Ambrose that is wild Sage Sothern wood Lavander Pelletory of the Wall Agremony. Penneryall Rosemary Lorell leaves, Lavander cotten. Lylly Flowers Pelletory of Spane of Each of those one Handfull viz one Handfull a peese; then Stamp them all together as Small as may be, and take out the cowslyps out of the oyle and wring out the oyle and Flowers as Small as may be then Putt to them As much with Wine as will cover them and lett them Ly therein the cowslyps have been Steepe'd and seeth them with A Small Fire untill the Wine be boyled away from the Oyle wich you Shall know by takeing A Soon full up and lett it coule and Louke if you can See any Wine under the Oyle wich will louke Like water then lett it Seeth untill you See none Strane it through A Peess of new Canvis and keep it in Glasses or Stone Potts or Tire for it will Run out of Any other vessell This oyle is very good for Any Ach Anywhere comeing of A could cause for it will goe through the bone and is very Hott A Very Good Medisine for A Bruise anywhere Take 3 Spounfulls of oyle of Olives that is Salett Oyle and 2 Spoonfulls of Aquavite and beat them Straine together and Anoint the Bruise therewith and lay Hott cloths there on and ase it constantly and it will help you Approved

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10 To Make A Consumtive Plaister Take Burgamy Pitch Rozin and Bee Wax of Each 4 oz then take 6 Penny worth of course Turpentine and one ounce of the Oyle of Mace Melt all these together untill they be the Quantety of A Gill then Spread it on halfe a Sheep Skinn then take A Nuttmegg graited and Strow it thereon If this Plaister Stick on it will doe the Party much good if it doe not Small whopes of their Recovery, you must Lay your Plaister from your neck down to your Stummack A Receipt for the Green Oyntment to be made In May The Lady Rottland Take halfe A Pound of Red Sage halfe A Pound of young bay leaves Two Quarts of the Best Sallett Oyle you can gett Halfe A Pound of Rue Halfe A Pound of Wormwood 3 lb of the Kell of A Sheep Hott out of the Sheep take the hearbs and cutt them with a Knife and Bruise them in A morter together with the Kell of the Sheep take it and mingle it well with the Oyle in An Earthen Pott cover it close with A cloth and Sett it in A Coule Seller for 9 Dayes then take itt and Putt it into a Pan upon A Soft Fire when it is halfe boyled Putt in 3 oz of the oyle of Spike and Boyle it till it be green and Strane it into A Pott and Lett it coule So take it out as your occation offers; but Keep it allwayes close coverd

This is very good for Any Ake or old Strane if you Rub the Place So greived with this Oyntment And be sure to keep warme After itt

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