Tractatus Manuscript: Folio 22r

To put a wey heer

// Mak strange lye & tak .1. dischful & kast þerto 1. handful

of quyklym vnqueynchid & boyle hem to gedre þe space

of an hour þanne gadre out with thyn handis þe gretest

of þe lym. þanne set it ouer þe fier & tak half an vncia of

orpement grunde in to smal poudir & kast in to þat

lye & boyle hem togedre til it tak a wey þe plume

of a fedre whan þow puttist it þerin for þat is

þe asay þerof/ thanne tak it of þe fier & tak þe thikke

feces and anoynte þer þe nedil & let it ly þe space

of quarter of an hour or more & with a dry lynen

cloth stryke it awey with þe heer fayr & clene.

// Ad seperandum aurum ab argento vel alio metallo. si aurum

fuerit mixtum cum argento vel alio metallo. funde

illud in crusibolo & cum fuerit bene calidum & currens

mitte super ab vna parte crusiboli partem sulphuris in-

tegri vel pulverizati & sulphur trahet aurum in

vnum granum ad se.

To make Borace./

Ad faciendum Boracem quam aurifabri vtuntur. Recipe

frumenti vncie .4. & pone infra aquam donec putrefiat

& florescat. postea tere in mortario cum vna vncia

tartare & vncie .2. thuris. & vncie .2. aluminis de glas

incorpora totum insimul / postea pone in fimo equino

per quatuor dies in vitro & erit borax./

 

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