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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 35


Item lignum aloes is good, and good sweet-smelling wine, wherein lignum aloes is steeped for a time, and it should be given to drink in tremor cordis and syncope. The sign of trembling cardiaca is to put the hand on the left breast; and if there be tremor, then it is trembling cardiaca; and if not, it is syncope, which is called ‘little death’. Item bone of stag's heart is good along with good wine, in which has been put water of roses and bugloss, 302 and it avails in every kind of cardiaca, for it purges melancholy from the pericardium, and so comforts the heart.