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To Make A Fine Fumigation To Cast On The coles

This is an excerpt from The Treasurie of commodious Conceits
(England, 1573 - J. Holloway, transcr.)
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To make a fine Fumigation to cast on the Coles. cap. xliiii. TAke of Beniamin .i. ounce, of Storix calamit half an ounce disolue them as for a pomeam ber, then haue redy these woods in powders or one of them, Gyniper or Cipres, or of white Sanders, & of Cloues, of either halfe a quarter of an ounce, al in fine pouder, mixt them alltogether: and with some Storix liquida gather the together with the heat of fire, then make the rownde of the bignesse of a blacke sloe, and with your Seale printe it a Cake while it is warme and soft. Of these cast one or two vpon a Chafingdishe of Coles, to purge all pestifferous infection, and corrupte ayres out of your house: if you put to the other thinges, the powder of Amber beades it wil be the sweter.

Some put also Labdanum, as before is sayd in the makyng of the pomme amber, hearein doo as the sauor therof shall please you.


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