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- Sore eyes = to wash them with cold tea was supposed to be a good cure. To wash them in cold water (a) or in new milk is also a good cure.
Warts = to find water in a stone and get a pin and dip it in the water, and then rub the pin on the wart three times, and leave it back again, and whoever will get the pin will get the warts. Another cure is to let someone count them with a pin.
Cough = to drink syrup (in) which is made from vinegar, sugar, and treacle
Biles = to go early on three Monday mornings to where the waters of three different properties meet(s) and wash them in the river.
Chin cough = any cure that a man riding on a white horse would, and do what he would tell you was supposed to cure the chin-(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.