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Poore mans jewell
The Poore mans jewell, that is to say, a treatise of the pestilence É [with information on] Angelica and Thistles.
George Bishop 1578
Claims that the rich becomes susceptible to plague if they eat too much, but that purgatives weaken the body, therefore eat less. Give to poor, to those who cannot work or have large families, and this will be a way of life 'more healthful for themselves, better for a Commonweale, and more acceptable to GOD'.
The book is 'not deare', not long and easily carried out, of respect for the poor.