The two or three preceding Years having been wholly moiſt, rainy, and ſoutherly, a grievous Peſtilence (ſays Cole) ſet in, with a Fever, Delerium, Pain of the Head, black and turbid Urine, great Toſſings, a moiſt and black Tongue, Thirſt, Anthraces, and Bulos. Moſt died that were ſeized. Great Driers were found to be the faſteſt and beſt Helps. No bleeding. Cupping with Scarification was uſed to the Legs, the actual Cautery to the Arms and Feet. Seatous Bliſters of Garlick, Onions, Crowsfoot, Flamula Jovis, four Leaven, and ſharp Vinegar, were applied and kept long open. Friction, Ligatures, and Rubifiers, to the Soles of the Feet. The Belly was moved with Clyſters of Wormwood, Centry, Peach Leaves, Beets Mercury and Mallow s; or of Brans, Nettles, and Elebories ; or of Tithymal, Pennyroyal, Flowers of Eſula, and Elder, and Prunes ; or of Ivy-Root, Violets, Prunes and Mercury. They gave Alternatives every Morning, as a ſudorific cordial Decoction of Peach Leaves, Rue, Carline Thiſtle, Wormwood, Chicory, and Cinquefoil ; or of Roots and Leaves of Cinquefoil, Nettles, Pennyroyal, Tricomanes, Cimbellaria, Caltha, Muriale, Beet, &c. or an Apozem of Graſs Roots, Lettice, Sorrel, Lybiſticum, Rue ; or of Barberry Leaves, Sorrel, Germander, Betony, Scordium ; or the depurated Juice of Gentian, white Dittany, Barberry Leaves, of each five Ounces ; Sugar one Ounce ; mix and give. But before, or with the Apozeme, they took two Ounces of this Powder, viz. calcined Crabs and Cockle Shells, Horſe and Mules Hoofs burnt and waſhed, (in Juice of Sorrel and Trefoil) each a Scruple ; Juniper Berries five Scruples ; mix for Uſe. Or this Electuary, Take of Rue, Salt, Scordium, Barberry Leaves, prepared Goat’s Horn, of each one Ounce ; clarified Honey two Pound ; mix. Or of Gentian, Germander, white Dittany, Barberry Leaves, Roots of Cinquefoil, leſſer Centry, burnt Oxes Horn and Hoof, of each three Drams ; Honey two Pound ; mix. Outwardly they laid to the Heart a Plaiſter of Leaves of Barberry, Juniper, Peaches, Sorrel and Roſes, boiled and pounded ; or Leaves of Aſh, Borrage, Bugloſs, Nettles, &c. or of Swallow’s Neſt, Juice of Chicory, and white Vinegar. Food was midling, of Chickens, Birds, Kid and Veal, ſeaſoned with acid aperient Herbs, as Sorrel, Barberry, &c. Their Drink was a Decoction of Prunes, Sorrel, and Barberry ; or of Barley, Vipers, Bugloſs, Leaves of Pear Trees, Quince Tree, and Juniper ; or of Perry Vinegar, Roſe Water, and a Decoction of Barley and Barberry ; or of Goats Whey, with Juice of Barberry, Sunchus, and Sorrel, &c.