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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 20


Item the following expel the matter to the surface of the body, fennel, smallage with sugar, and their juice, roots and seed, together with scented saffron,755 and elm (?) wherein are boiled dried figs. Then take a scarlet or other red cloth, and put it about the pox; as I did to the King of England's756 son when this disease seized him, and I permitted only red things to be about his bed, by the which I cured him, without leaving a trace of the smallpox pustules on him.