School: Mountmellick (B.) (roll number 16070)

Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Dll. Binéad

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0823, Page 478

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A penny is placed on the person's breast bone, and a candle is lighted, and placed on the penny, Then a glass is left over the candle, which goes out after a time, and this proves that the breast bone is down.The suction of the glass raises the bone, when this is done two or three times.

The stem of a plant called "Sun Spurge" is broken.When this is a milky liquid appears on the end of each piece, This is rubbed on the warts, until they disappear.