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- (continued from previous page)If you gently touch a nettle
It will sting you for your pain,
Grasp it like a lad of metal.
And as soft as silk remains.
If ivy is boiled in water, the water will take the stains out of clothes.
A leaf of ivy rubbed on a corn will cure it.
Dandelions are sued for making wine.
A dock will cure the sting of a nettle.
If fairy-flax is boiled and sugared it is good for bad kidneys.
Dandelion flowers are good for blood diseases.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- The birds which I know are the crow, the sparrow, the robin, the pigeon, the blackbird, the wren, the curlew, the corncrake the starling, the thrush, and the lark.
The robin builds it's nest in the hedge.
When the curlew whistles it is a sign of rain. If the crows fly very high in the sky when they are going to bed, there is going to be good weather.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.