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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 21


It is necessary to take care not to apply ointments to them, as these would clog the pores; nor to let cold air get at them, unless the weather be warm. If it be,


then let the 757 air be moderated within by sally leaves, and by sprinkling water throughout the house. Tie the sick mans hands or let him have g1oves758 on regularly, nor let him scratch them (i.e. the pox,) nor touch them with his nails, for that makes the skin ugly. Then take smallage and fennel, warm them by the fire, dip a linen cloth therein, and wrap it round the whole body, for that draws all the matter out and consumes it(?);759 or else boil fennel and smallage in water with dried figs.