CHAP. 15.—REMEDIES CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THE DIFFERENT
MALADIES. REMEDIES FOR INJURIES INFLICTED BY SERPENTS.
REMEDIES DERIVED FROM MICE.
We will now resume the order originally proposed.1
stings inflicted by serpents fresh sheeps'-dung, boiled in wine,
is considered a very useful application: as also mice split
asunder and applied to the wound. Indeed, these last animals
are possessed of certain properties by no means to be despised,
at the ascension of the planets more particularly, as already2
stated; the lobes increasing or decreasing in number, with the
age of the moon, as the case may be. The magicians have a
story that swine will follow any person who gives them a
mouse's liver to eat, enclosed in a fig: they say, too, that it
has a similar effect upon man, but that the spell may be destroyed by swallowing a cyathus of oil.