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may make the broth for two days, and take the onehalf every day.

find the stone to stir, forbear the toast for a course or two. The intention of this broth is, not to void, but to undermine the quarry of the stones in the kidneys.

The fomentation. Take of leaves of violets, mallows, pellitory of the wall, together, one handful; of flowers of camomile and melilot, together, one pugil; the root of marshmallows, one ounce ; of anise and fennel seeds, together, one ounce and a half; of flax-seed two drams. Make a decoction in spring water.

The second receipt, shewing the way of making a certain

ointment, which his lordship called Unguentum fragrans, sive Romanum, the fragrant or Roman unguent.

Take of the fat of a deer half a pound; of oil of sweet almonds two ounces : let them be set upon a very gentle fire, and stirred with a stick of juniper till they are melted. . Add of root of flower-de-luce powdered, damask roses powdered, together, one dram; of myrrh dissolved in rose-water half a dram ; of cloves half a scruple ; of civet four grains ; of musk sis grains; of oil of mace expressed one drop ; as much of rose-water as sufficeth to keep the unguent from being too thick. Let all these be put cogether in a glass, and set upon the embers for the pace of an hour, and stirred with a stick of juniper.

*Note, that in the confection of this ointment, there was not used above a quarter of a pound, and a tenth part of a quarter of deer's suet: and that all the ingredients, except the oil of almonds, were doubled when the ointment was half made, because the fat things seemed to be too predominant.

The third receipt. A manus Christi for the stomach.

Take of the best pearls very finely pulverised, one dram; of sal nitre one scruple ; of tartar two scruples ; of ginger and galingal together, one ounce and a half; of calamus, root of enula campana, nutmeg, together, one scruple and

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halt: of amber sixteen grains ; of the best musk ten grains; with rose-water and the finest sugar, let there be made a manus Christi.

The fourth receipt. A secret for the stomach.

Take lignum aloës in gross shavings, steep them in sack, or alicant, changed twice, half an hour at a time, till the bitterness be drawn forth. Then take the shavings forth, and dry them in the shade, and beat them to an excellent powder. Of that powder, with the syrup of citrons, make a small pill, to be taken before supper.

JUDICIAL CHARGES

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TRACT S.

VOL. VII.

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THE EFFECT OF THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN

BY THE LORD KEEPER OF

THE GREAT SEAL OF ENGLAND, AT THE TAKING OF HIS PLACE IN CHANCERY,

IN PERFORMANCE OF THE CHARGE HIS MAJESTY HAD GIVEN HIM

WHEN HE RECEIVED THE SEAL, MAY 7, 1617.

BEFORE I enter into the business of the court, I shall take advantage of so many honourable witnesses to publish and make known summarily, what charge the king's most excellent majesty gave me when I received the seal, and what orders and resolutions I myself have taken in conformity to that charge; that the king may have the honour of direction, and I the part of obedience; whereby your lordships, and the rest of the presence, shall see the whole time of my sitting in the chancery, which may be longer or shorter, as it shall please God and the king, contracted into one hour. And this I do for three causes.

First, to give account to the king of his commandment.

Secondly, that it may be a guard and custody to myself, and my own doings, that I do not swerve or recede from any thing that I have professed in so

noble company.

And thirdly, that all men that have to do with the chancery or the seal, may know what they shall

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