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Powder To Make The Belly Soluble

This is an excerpt from The Treasurie of commodious Conceits
(England, 1573 - J. Holloway, transcr.)
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Powder to make the belly soluble, causing a gentle laske: meete for noble personages. Chapter. xxxviii. TAke Sene of Alexandria one ounce, of fyne Gynger halfe a quarter of an ounce, of Anys seede a quarter of an ounce, beate them into fyne powder and serce them, put of this powder into your sodde Sugre, and make Losynges as before: of the whole, ye nuber of xvi. wherof disolue two of them in a messe of Potage, or in a Cup of Wyne tastyng in th emorning, and tast one howre after, if you doe put as much of sugre in powder, as the waight of the whole powder, yee may keepe it in a Bladder, and the whole pouder wil serue .viii. times to receaue, as euen now is sayd.


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