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An Elixir Of Potency

(From A Manuscript Of Date 1770)

Two ounces of cochineal, one ounce of gentian root, two drachms of saffron, two drachms of snakeroot, two drachms of salt of wormwood, and the rind of ten oranges, the whole to be steeped in a quart of brandy, and kept for use.

 Source version can be found in Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland.  By Lady Wilde. 1888.


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