from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of physic.
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Doctour, they believed that "gold in phisike is a cordial."
Cordial, gold in phisike is a, 2. to the soul, 222.
Examples may be taken out of Policians oracio [n]/made to the laude of histories -- And two oracions of Erasm [us]/one to the laude of phisike/and an other to the laude of matrimony.
"I would not have you take too much phisike for it doth always make me worse; and I think it will doe the like with you.