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Irj. Efe a ddylai ymgadaw yn gadarn rhag meddidi, a llynna, a phutteina, a godinebu yn anghywelyfawg o wraig, can nas gellir coel ag ymddiried ar feddyg a wnelo y drygau hynny, ag nis gellir y parch 8 ddylid i ddysg, a gwybodau celfyddyd iddaw.

rrij. Efe a ddylai fod yn wr twng gwlad a gorwlad, rhag gwneuthur brad a brydyniaeth o honaw parth ei gelfyddyd ar na brodor nag estron, nag ar går nag ar elyn, canys nid lladd swydd Meddyg eithr gwared rhag a laddai, a bod wrth fodd Duw ai heddwch, ag nid wrth far a gelyniaeth dyn at ei gyd ddyn.

rriij. Efe a ddylai ddwyn yn ei gylch bynnag o le yr elo ei gelfi cnawd, ai gyfodau, ai waredau gantho, fal y gallo a fo achos wrthynt.

Irir. Efe a ddylai ymgadw cylch ei gartref hyd eitha gallu, fal ai caffer yno pan ddelo gofyn am dano.

II. Efe a ddylai fod yn ddwyfolion ei gynneddfau, ai ddefodau, fal y bo rhad Duw arno ag ar a wnelo, ag y bo cydwybod ynddo i wneuthur a fo iawn a llesgar parth ei gelfyddyd.

A'r pethau hynn a elwir anhepcorion Meddyg.

Ag felly y terfyna y Llyfr Meddyginiaeth yma, a myfi Hywel Feddyg ab Rhys ab Llewelyn ab Philip Feddyg, ai tynnes i maes o hen lyfrau awdurdodawl y Meddygon cysefiniaid o Fyddfai, sef oeddynt Rhiwallon Feddyg ai dri meibion, nid amgen Cadwgan, a Gruffudd, ag Einion, a'r Meddygon eraill o blant ag eppil iddynt a fuant gwedi hwynt.

A minnau Hywel Feddyg ydwyf yn dyfod llin o lino dadidad, o'r Einion hwnnw ab Rhiwallon Feddyg o Fyddfai, ag yr ydwyf yn byw yng Nghil Gwryd yng Ngwyr, a phoed o Dduw, rad a phenllad ar y llyfr hwn, ag ar ai gwypo ag a

ei ol ef, herwydd gwybodau'r gelfyddyd er bodd Duw, ac er iachau claf a chlwyfus.

Amen. Poed felly y bo gyda Duw. Myfi William Bona ai ysgrifenodd o Lyfr Sion Jones, Feddyg o Fyddfai, yr hwn oedd y diweddaf o dadidad o'r Meddygon ym Myddfai; Anno Christi, 1743.

A minnau Iolo Morganwg, ai cyfysgrifenais yn ofalus o Lyfr y William Bona uchod, yn awr ym meddiant Thomas Bona, Feddyg o Blwyf Llanfihangel Iorwerth, yn swydd Gaerfyrddin, ym Mesyryd y flwyddyn 1801 ; a chyda'r Hen Hywel Feddyg y dywedaf,

Poed rhad Duw arno. Amen.

wnelo yn

THE PHYSICIANS OF MYDDVAI.

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THE

Physicians of Jtlyùùvai.

INTRODUCTION. The following Work is a book of remedies, which have been proved to be the best and most suitable for the human body, through the research and diligent study of Rhiwallon the Physician, and his three sons, even Cadwgan, Griffith, and Einion, who were Physicians to Rhys Gryg, ab Griffith ab Rhys ab Tewdwr, their Lord, who gave them rank, lands, and privileges at Myddvai, for their maintenance in the practice of their art and science, and the healing and benefit of those who should seek their help.

Herein, therefore, by the help of God, is exhibited the art of healing the injuries and diseases to which the human body is most subject, and the method of their management.

In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen, and so may it ever be.

FLATULENT DYSPEPSIA. § 1. Take parsley seed, bruise well, and boil in the juice of the same.

Let it be drank warm, the pain being present.

ACUTE GASTRODYNIA.

§ 2. Take buck bean and powder well. Also, burn a quantity of gorse or broom seed in an iron pot, and reduce to fine powder. Pour a gallon of strong old mead upon the ingredients, then cover it up well and boil, and let it stand

covered till cold. You should then drink as much thereof as you may require, night and morning fasting; at other times you should drink nothing but water till you have recovered your health.

ANOTHER. § 3. Drink a decoction of blessed thistle for nine mornings, and refrain therefrom for nine mornings following, then drink and refrain as before for nine mornings; and again in the same way for nine mornings more. Let your diet be wheaten bread, and the milk of kine.

A COLYRIUM. § 4. Take a penny pot full* of the best white wine, and as much in quantity as a hen's egg of copper ore, heat the ore in the fire till it is of a red heat, and quench it in the wine, repeating this process nine times. This fluid being put in a well covered glass vessel, and kept so covered for nine days, will be fit for use when wanted ; a drop or two being put in the eye night and morning. When wine cannot be got, strong old mead, or old cider (which is the wine of apples) may be used.

TO BREAK AN IMPOSTUME OR ABSCESS. $ 6. Take a small portion of the herb called the herb of grace, t a portion of leavened bread, and half a spoonful of glue, boil these ingredients in the sediment of old ale, mixing them well together until the mass thickens; when required for use let it be applied hot to the impostume.

FOR THE TOOTHACHE. $ 7. Take distilled water of red roses, a small portion of beeswax, and a little fresh butter, say an equal quantity of each; let the ingredients be mixed together in a dish upon embers, then let a linen cloth be dipped therein, and applied to the affected jaw as hot as it can be borne.

OINTMENT FOR AN ULCER. $ 8. Take four portions of rosin, two of wax, one of lard, and four of verdigris; let these ingredients be boiled

* Half a Pint. + Rue.

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