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[England, 1780-1850] Begins with an 18th-century, undated section of medical recipes, primarily for horses and other animals, but with some remedies for worms in children, ague, heart burn, rheumatism, etc. (p. 1-26), with a listing of the contents of this section on f. i recto. Remainder of the volume comprises culinary recipes for meats, cheeses, puddings, preserves, pickles; mead, wine, shrubs, and other beverages, with a few medical recipes interspersed (p. 40-165). The last section of the volume beginning on p. 107 includes some dates, 1803-1836, and attributions for most of the recipes included; the most frequently occurring names are Mrs. J. Arden Clegg or Isabella Clegg and Miss Barber. One attribution includes a place name, "Mrs. Christopherson, Sutterton, 1803." Other surnames include Barton, Carhill, Carrington, Collin, Forbes, Hamilton, Harrison, Horsley, Howe, Hughes, Parkinson, Urquhart, and Ware; plus the full names Gentle Brown and Charlotte Jones. A few recipes are attributed to "Enquire Within."

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To make White [Oil?] for Sprains or Bruises. Take an egg + beat it with the [wards?] of a large [key?] well - then put to it 1/2 a [pint?] of White Wine Vinegar - mix well together Put 1/4 of a [pint?] of oil of Turpentine into a bottle + add the vinegar + egg to it [m?] the bottle + shake them all well together + bathe or rub the part frequently. This [embrocation?] has been used with good effect for the Rheumation in which it has given great relief. A Wine Bottle is the best for it as allowing plenty of room to shake it Miss [Barber? Parker?]. x Salt or common Salt. Boil the mixture and skim off all that comes up in the boiling. Let it boil 20 minutes. when [cold?] pour it on your meat. It will require [washing?] in the liquor frequently. Mrs. [Clegg?].

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[1/2?] [Pinch?] of Spirits of Wine [1/2?] oz [ounce] of [?ince] of Lavender 1 [Trachm?] of ambergris

To make a Gargle for a sore Throat -- Boiling water [+] vinegar of each a quarter of a pint poured upon half a handful of Sage Leaves to which add one Ounce of [fist?] Honey when cold pour the Liquor from the Leaves + [put?] to it two Glafses [Glasses] Port Wine. Use the above as a Gargle five or six times a day -

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For [Chapped?] hands

4 oz oil of almonds 1 oz [Spermaceti?] [1/3?] oz white [wax?] [1/3?] oz camphor

The camphor wax + [spermaceti?] to be sliced thin + added to the oil of almonds Then gradually melted in a jar placed in hot water + afterwards beaten to a cream till cold --- One fourth of the above ingredients is enough to make at one time --- [Miss?] Charlotte Jones

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Honeycomb Gingerbread

3/4 # [pound] of Flour - 2 oz of Ginger - a whole lemon - 1/4 # [pound] of butter - 3 tablespoons full of brandy - 1/2 # [pound] of sugar - 1 # [pound] of [Treacle?] - the Flour sugar + butter to be well rubbed together before the other ingredients are added + let the [whisk?] be well beaten together for 1/2 an hour. Then drop a little on tins that are quite hot + rubbed over with butter. They must be quite smooth as the least [roughness?] will prevent the batter from spreading equally over the [tins?]. As soona s it is taken out of the tin [cut?] it in long pieces + coil it up Mrs Hughes.

Pickle for Beef + Tongues. Rub the meat well with salt and let it remain 24 hours before it is [put?] into the following Pickle. To four gallons of [soft?] water add 2 pounds of brown sugar - 4 oz [ounces] of salt-petre [saltpeter] - 1 oz [ounce] salt [forunella?] + 1 pound of bay

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Almond Wash

a quarter of a pound of Bitter Almond blanchd [blanched] and beaten very fine. a quart of Rose Water a quarter of a pint of Lavender Water a quarter of a pint of spirits of of Wine one ounce of salt petre [saltpeter] dissolved - [Rinse?] all well together and strain it throuigh a muslin [fo?] use prefsing [presssing] all the moisture out of the almonds

To make White Lip salve Half an Ounce of [Spermaceti?] 2 ounces of White Wax 4 Ounces of good sweet OIl Melt these Ingredients in a [pipkin?] and beat it well together till near Cold. Then put it into [Gallipo?]

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