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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 9


If the matter be produced by phlegm,547 the eyes are open, and the gaze fixed, accompanied by signs of motion (twitching?);548 and let the matter be digested, then, by oxymel of squills, and by syrup of fumitory, and purged by hiera picra, sharpened with a little colocynthis, and with hiera logodium. If melancholy be responsible here, let it be purged with hiera ruphi and with diasene (senna). If the matter be composite, let the remedy be compounded of hiera picra and an electuary made of oil of roses.549