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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 37


The best bread for them is bread of barley and wheat mixed;209 and add a little salt to it, and wash it in water or wine before it is eaten. Let it not be so new that it be hot.210 It may be soaked in new milk, in which way it forms a good food, and very fattening. Let him not eat marrow or brains.211 Nevertheless an ointment may be made and rubbed on the chest and joints of marrow of deer and calves, mixed with unsalted butter, fresh pig's lard, and that of hens; and add a little wax and gum arabic. This is very good, if hectic fever come from the midriff.212