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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 13


Many things are sought for the cure hereof, but first the matter must be purged by letting a vein, and with a little laxative that softens, but not one that draws or dissipates. Second: the matter must be surrounded (?) and changed internally,746 with acids, unless tightness of the chest prevent it. Third: it is meet to give comfortatives that relieve the sick man, so that they747 be evacuated, i.e. the peccant matter. Fourth: things should be applied to them to dry them, before they are entirely ripened.748