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Ancient fvnerall monvments within the vnited Monarchie of Great Britaine, Ireland, and the Islands adiacent, with the dissolued monasteries therein contained: their founders, and what eminent persons haue beene in the same interred. As also the death and bvriall of certaine of the bloud royall; the nobilitie and gentrie of these kingdomes entombed in forraine nations. A worke reuiuing the dead memory of the royall progenie, the nobilitie, gentrie, and communaltie, of these his maiesties dominions. Intermixed and illustrated with variety of historicall obseruations, annotations, and briefe notes, extracted out of approued authors, infallible records, lieger bookes, charters, rolls, old manuscripts, and the collections of iudicious antiquaries. Whereunto is prefixed a discourse of funerall monuments. Of the foundation and fall of religious houses. Of religious orders. Of the ecclesiasticall estate of England. And of other occurrences touched upon by the way, in the whole passage of these
- Weever, John, 1576-1632.
Pulsatilla vulgaris Mill. Ranunculaceae. Pasque flower. Distribution: Europe. Lindley (1838) and Woodville (1790) knew this as Anemone pulsatilla, the common name being Pasque (Easter) Flower. At the end of the 18th century it was recommended for blindness, cataracts, syphilis, strokes and much more, treatments which, as was clear to physicians at the time, were valueless. Gerard (1633) writes: ‘They serve only for the adorning of gardens and garlands, being floures of great beauty’. It is in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, all members of which are poisonous. It was recommended, by mouth, for ‘obstinate case of taenia’ (tapeworms). One hopes it was more toxic to the worm than the patient. Flowers with a central disc and radiating florets were regarded as being good for eye complaints under the Doctrine of Signatures. Porta (1588) writes (translated): ‘Argemone [Papaver argemone], and anemone, have flowers of this shape, from this they cure ulcers and cloudiness of the cornea’. There were occupational diseases even before there were words like pneumoconiosis, and Lindley writes that ‘the powder of the root causes itching of the eyes, colic and vomiting, if in pulverising it the operator do not avoid the fine dust which is driven up.’ Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
- Dr Henry Oakeley
Christophori Füreri ab Haimendorf, equitis aurati, duumviri Reip. Noribergensis primarii, & in rebus bellicis consiliarii supremi &c. Itinerarium Aegypti, Arabiae, Palestinae, Syriae, aliarumque regionum orientalium. [Tr. by G. Richter] Addita est oratio funebris [in autorem] et carmina exsequialia. PIs manibus summi viri scripta, cum auctario aliorum ejusdem honori nuncupatorum
- Fürer, Christoph, 1541-1610.
- 1621 [col. 1620]