This Summer having been exceſſively dry and hot, near the End of the Seaſon, a malignant enough Dyſentery broke out, raging far and near ; it continued all the Harveſt, chiefly afflicting Children, and ſeveral Adults ; who yet, by ſeaſonable and proper Remedies, recovered. Slight Evacuations with Rhubarb, and the like Clyſters, were profitable, with the Uſe of burnt Hartſhorn, and Armenian Bole. The Vulgar uſed Rumax Seeds. Wine was injurious becauſe of the Fever that attended it. Sometimes to check the immoderate Evacuation and Gripes, Opiats were uſed. When pure Bile was voided in great Quantity, with Loſs of Appetite, Vomiting, and Reſtleſneſs of the whole Body, little Hope remained. At the ſame Time a malignant Fever raged in ſeveral Places. Schenck. --- The Dyſentery mentioned above in the 6th or 7th Century, that overrun all France in the Reign of Childerbert, was attended with a ſtrong Fever, with Vomiting, great Pain of the Kidneys, a Dulneſs or Heavineſs of the Head or Neck. What the Sick ſpit up, was yellow or green ; many ſuſpected occult Poiſon in the caſe. Many Ruſticks called theſe Colours Puſtules ; and it was not unlike, for Cupping, with much Flame, being applied to the Shoulders or Legs, many were cured by the Eruption, or breaking of the Bladders. The Cure conſiſted in the Uſe of Alexipharmick Herbs in their Drink. This Diſeaſe began firſt with Children in Auguſt, and killed many of them. Gregor. Touronenſ. lib. 5 --- January the 13th, 1583-4, a Piece of Ground of three Acres in Dorſetſhire, removed over another Cloſe, Hedges and all, then ſtopt. The like happened at Moltingham in Kent, Auguſt the 4th, 1575. The laſt ſunk quite. Childrey’s Brit.