Medicines for the Gout.

Take a pint and a half of good Ale, and half a pound of black Sope, and a handfull of bay Salt beaten small, then mingle them all together till half be consumed, then put four spoonfulls of Aqua vitae, and let it boyl a little more, then take a cloth and dip it in it, and lay it the griefe as hot as he can suffer it, and be whole. Or take a pint of good Ale, and clarifie it on the fire, and put therein a handfull of Bay Salt, and stir it well a good while, put thereto two spoonfulls of black Sope, and before you lay on the medicine, take a linnen cloth, and rub it well a good while, and then lay on the medicine.

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