from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Efficacious against the plague or other epidemic, or against infection.
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Besides these, I have a small pot of Mayerne's electuary in my bag, another of the grand antipestilential confection, and a fourth of the infallible antidote which I bought of the celebrated
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