The Plague raging in Oſtend, and the Low Countries, the Soldiers returning from thence into England, brought the Infection with them to London, and ſeveral other Parts of the Nation. Many Citizens fled into other Countries ; in ſome they were treated humanely and civilly ; in others they were uſed ſpitefully, and cruelly expelled ; many ofthem died in Highways, Fields, and Barns, and laid too long unburied. The City this Year loſt 38244 of its Inhabitants. Stow. --— But when the City was clear from Infection, then the whole Kingdom was viſited. It was very remarkable that it did leaſt Execution where the Londoners were humanely uſed ; but terrible was the Havock it made where they had been barbarouſly treated. Stow. --— It raged fore at Cheſter in 1517, 1574, 1602, 1603, 1605, 1608 1610, Am. S. Wars occaſioned ſuch a Famine in Tranſylvania, that Roots, Herbs, and Leaves of Trees, were Peoples uſual Food ; Horſes, Dogs, Cats, and Rats, were Dainties to the Poor ; a Mother ate ſix Children, and two Men their own Mothers. Clark’s Exempl.--- In Auſtria, Palſies ſucceeded Cholicks ; and in ſeveral other Places both now and after : But the moſt ſovereign Remedy was ; Take Gum Hidera, Elemi, Galbanum, Berries, or Oyl of Bays, of each alike ; Diſtill all : Firſt comes over a clear, then a thicker Oyl like Honey, which is the beſt ; herewith anoint the Navel frequently, having firſt fomented it with a ſtrong Infuſion of Sage, Rue, Origanum, Roſemary, wild Thyme, Camomil, Juniper, Bay-berries, and the like ; or having ordered a warm Bath of them to ſit in. Horſt.