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#A brief collection of many rare secrets many of which are approved and physical and the rest most pleasant and recreative : very necessary for all sorts of people / newly set forth and published by La Fountain, an expert operator.#

##La Fountaine.## A brief collection of many rare secrets many of which are approved and physical and the rest most pleasant and recreative : very necessary for all sorts of people / newly set forth and published by La Fountain, an expert operator. La Fountaine.

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  1. To the Reader.

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  1. A Brief Collection of many Rare Secrets.

    _ I. How to make ordinary diet drink, of which good purging diet drink may be eaſily made, as after you may ſee, very good and neceſſary for most diſeaſes.

    _ II. How to make the ſame drink, a moſt excellent purging diet drink.

    _ III. How to make and take a vomit.

    _ IV. An excellent purging Gliſter which may eaſily be made at any time.

    _ V. An other eaſie Gliſter, both to refreſh, cool, and purge if need require.

    _ VI. An Aſtringent or Stopping Gliſter.

    _ VIII. An eaſie remedy for them that are bound in their bodies, and will by no means take any Gliſter, as I have ſeen many.

    _ VIII. An excellent remedy for either Quartan, Tertian, or Quotidian Ague.

    _ IX. How to procure Reſt and Sleep, to them that are hindered there from by head-ach, or any ſuch like pain.

    _ X. A good and eaſie remedy for Children troubled with Worms.

    _ XI. How to cure any ſwelling in ones head, cauſed by a fall, a blow or the like, very ſuddenly.

    _ XII. How to increaſe milk in a Womans breaſt, if need require.

    _ XIII. An approved remedy to cure Warts.

    _ XIV. How to cure any kind of Itch, though ever ſo bad, either inward or outward, with a ſweet water: very cheape and very eaſie to be done, then the which there is nothing better, as I can juſtifie, both for this and divers other diſeaſes.

    _ XV. How to cure one that ſpits blood, having ſome broken vein in his breſt.

    _ XVI. For the Squinſie.

    _ XVII An excellent Remedy to Cure the Evil.

    _ XVIII. How to cure a Cough, or Cold, either old or new.

    _ XIX. An aſſured Remedy for the Plague, approved of throughout Venice, in the year 1504.

    _ XX. An infallible remedy for any Burning, or Scalding.

    _ XXI. An excellent Perfume in a Chamber, to drive away all ill aire.

    _ XXII. How to cure a ſtrong Breath proceeding from the Stomack.

    _ XXIII. A preſent remedy for them that are much troubled with the Hickock.

    _ XXIV. How to be never troubled with the Colick.

    _ XXV. How to make Red, or Gray haire, black.

    _ XXVI.

    _ XXVIII. An infallible way to make a Gray beard black, by once anointing it, which is not ſo convenient for the hair of the head, by reaſon of the care which ought to be had in uſing it.

    _ XXIX. An infallible remedy for them that are come to age to have a beard yet want it, ſo nature do but co operate ever ſo little.

    _ XXX. How to take Wrinkles out of ones Face, Forehead, or any other part.

    _ XXXI. How to ſoften hard Hair, and to hinder the groweth of it.

    _ XXXII. How to take out Freckles or other Spots out of ones Face, and likewiſe to make it fair.

    _ XXXIII. An eaſie way to take all Colours, Painting, or any other Spots from ones hands, very neceſſary for ſo•• Artiſts and Tradesmen.

    _ XXXIV. How to make ones haire to become of a yellow Golden Colour.

    _ XXXV How to take off Haire, ſo that it ſhall never grow again.

    _ XXXVI. How to make a moſt excellent Water, which I alwayes uſe to faſten Teeth that are looſe, to clear the Gumms from putrifaction; to cauſe them to grow if need require; to ſweeten the breath; and finally to divert away the Rheume from that place, it being very aſtringent, and cleanſing.

    _ XXXVII. How to keep Wine freſh, as if it were in a Celler, though it were in the heat of Summer, and without Ice or Snow, yea, though it were carried at a Saddle bow, and expoſed to the Sun all the day.

    _ XXXVIII. How to melt Mettle very quick, yea in a ſhell upon little fire.

    _ XXXIX. How to make the ſtring of a Viol ſenſibly ſhake, without any one touching it.

    _ XL. Of a Veſſel which contains three ſeveral kinds of liquor, all put in at one bung-hole, and drawne out at one tappe, ſeverally without mixture.

    _ XLI. How to find the new and full Moon in each moneth.

    _ XLII. How to find at any time which way the wind is in ones Chamber, without going abroad.

    _ XLIII. How to practice excellently the re-animation of Simples, in caſe the plants may not be tranſported to be replanted, by reaſon of diſtance of places.

    _ XLIV. Of the admirable invention of making the Philoſophers tree, which one may ſee with his eye to grow by little and little.

    _ XLV. How to roſt a Capon, carried in a budget at a Saddle bow, in the ſpace of riding five or ſix miles.

    _ XLVI. How to make two Marmouſets, one of which ſhall light a Candle, and the other put it out. I have ſome things extraordinary, which I cannot communicate to any but them that have need of my he _ An Excellent remedy for ſore eyes.

    _ A Remedy for noyſe or buzzing in the eares.

    _ For Hemeroids or Piles.

    _ A cure for Corns.

    _ The uſe and vertue of my Powder for Teeth. To conclude as there is no man free from the aſperſions and ſlanders of envious tongues, ſo I ſhall Types of content

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