Fumes made of linseed, fleabane seeds, roots of violets and
parsley doth make
you to foresee things to come and doth conduce to
Make a powder of the flowers of elder, gathered on Midsummer’s
Day, being before well dried, and use a spoonful thereof in a good
draught of borage-water, morning and evening, first and last, for the
space of a month; and it will make you seem young for a great while.
For Invisibility: On Midsummer’s Eve gather some fern seed between eleven and
noon. Whenever you carry it, you will be invisible. But you must take
care not to lose any of it; else you will not regain your proper shape.
To Find Out a Thief:
To discover who they are that have stolen from you and make them
confess: take quicksilver and the white of an egg. Mingle them together
and make an eye upon the wall with it. Then gather together all whom you
suspect, and tell them to gaze upon the eye. His or her eye that stole
from you will water.
To Improve the Appearance:
If you wish to make hair grow on your head, anoint it with milk
and honey and fennel seed. Do this twice a day.