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Flamma sine Fumo

or, poems without fictions. Hereunto are annexed the Causes, Symptoms, or Signes of several Diseases with their Cures, and also the diversity of Urines, with their Causes in Poetical measure. By R. W. [i.e. Rowland Watkyns]
1 occurrence of shall rise with fleas
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[Abundance the foul body doth contain]

A continual Ague.

Abundance the foul body doth contain
Of humors putrifi'd in every vein.
The Patient suffers constant heat and pains,
And, till the fever ends, no respit gains.


Some Colewort-leaves, with oil of Roses take,
And for the stomack this a plaister make:
Drink in warm water the herb Pimpernel,
This cures a Fever, as Physicians tell.

The Carbuncle.

Gross and hot blood residing in some place,
An Ulcer, or a painful Bile doth cause.
Rue, Nuts, and Honey stamp; this plaister will
Cure all Carbuncles, and Apostumes kill.

A Quartain Fever.

This Melancholy breeds; which putrified,
To divers parts of sickly men doth slide:
The weary Patient two good days enjoys,
But on the third a sore fit him annoys.
Take Rue-leaves, Pepper, Honey, mingle these,
The bigness of a Chess-nut will give ease:
Two hours before the fit, that compound give,
To cure the fever, nature to relieve.
Use Almond-milk in fevers; and all say
'Tis good to use sweet clarified whay.

The Lethargy.

This sickness, like some drowsie, heavy pain,
Fills with corrupted flegm and cold, the brain:
Such often sleep; all wit and judgment's gone,
And they forget what they have spoke or done.


Use Vinegar and Oil, Red Mint, and Rew
Unto the nose, the spirits to renew:
Or you may burn the skin of any Hare,
The ashes drunk with Calament is rare.

The Phrensie.

Cholet the Phrensie, and much blood maintains,
Heating the head, and filling up the brains.
A constant Fever frantick patients have,
They love to watch, and seldom rest do crave:
When they awake, they use to rore and cry,
But can afford not any reason why.
If Blood's the cause, to laugh they will delight
If Choler be the cause, they braul and fight.
With Plantan-juyce the temples first anoint,
A Cap of Terebentine wax I then appoint,
With womans milk: which wrapt about the head,
Will give the Patient rest within his bed:
Let blood in that same vein, which, as I guess,
The middle of the forehead doth possess.

The Turn, or Dazeling in the head.

Some vap'rous Exhalations do arise
From the foul stomack, and the brains surprise:
The Patient thinketh, that all things go round,
And oftentimes he falleth to the ground.
The pith of Bread bak'd with Coriander seed
Laid to the head, is good to help thy need:
Take Opium, Saffron, Roses, and all these
With Vinegar mix, which plaister bringeth ease.


Too much Watching.

Great store of choler, dryness in the brain,
Doth watching cause, and wonted sleep retain.
The seed of Mustard bruis'd, laid to the head
Hot, cures she pains, and makes a quiet bed.
Some Poppy-juyce, and oil of Roses take;
These mixt, will make him sleep, that keeps awake.