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A Way to Get Wealth
1683

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A Way to Get Wealth

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Gervase Markham, an English poet and playwright, also wrote about various topics relating to country life and sporting pursuits. His 1683 treatise, A Way to Get Wealth, is an agricultural handbook -- equivalent to a farmer's almanac.

The book contains information such as an "infallible way to curing all deseases in cattel," listing various diseases that afflict livestock and the herbal "cures" for each disease, the methods of branding, the placement of bee hives, healing wounds of hawks, and the caring of human diseases.

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