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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 31


The following are the temperate cordials: pure gold, and borage flowers, provided they make for heat,294 also bugloss and its juice. The following are the temperate cordials, verging towards cold:295 ivory turnings, bone of stag's heart and burnt silk,296 although they incline to heat and dryness: they lit. it


can be taken thus, or raw; they lighten the sight if they are rubbed on the eyes, and refresh the memory, therefore it comforts the animal spirit, and the natural spirit also, as it fattens the body, and the life spirit, according to its property, as it illumines it.