The Griffin's Aide-de-camp by Blunt SpursThe Griffin's Aide-de-camp by Blunt Spurs

The Griffin's Aide-de-camp

byBlunt Spurs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 Excerpt: ...and been afterwards fed for a fortnight on partly boiled grain, with a little gruel always added to his water,--this will frequently harden the dung into balls of itself; and then the following ball or drench, given every other morning, when gradually brought on again to dry grain and dry grass, will help to keep it so. Ball: 1 dr. gentian, quassia, or chreeate, dr. catechu, dr. ginger, dr. bhang, dr. opium. It is a bad practise accustoming a horse to cordial balls or cordial drinks. It is like a man accustoming himself to drachm drinking, after a time he cannot do without them. I would never give them but when a horse is in a state of exhaustion from overwork, or when requiring cordials and tonics when recovering from sickness.--Ed. Drench: this, mixed in half a pint of beer, or in one wine-glass of brandy, and three of hot water. These relaxed constitutioned horses should, every other evening, have their grain boiled, and not be fed wholly on gram. A pill, the size of a pea, is often given by natives in cases of fatigue, or in gripes. The pill is thus concocted, but it requires-a native to make it, who has been taught how to prepare it, and then it will keep for years:--Six drachms of solid arsenic, and six quarts of onion or moolee juice are put in a pot, and placed on the fire for eight hours, till all the juice is absorbed. About one drachm of the arsenic is lost in the residue, and the remainder is made into sixty pills; each pill, therefore, contains about five grains of arsenic. The following is also given by them when a horse is fatigued, and necessitated to continue his journey on the following morning:---dr. opium; 1 dr. bhang; 1 dr. alum; 2 drs. googul; 4 drs. turmeric; 4 drs. ghoor, made into a ball with bajree flour. NATIVE MASALLAH BALL. Ging...

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Title:The Griffin's Aide-de-campFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217893287

ISBN - 13:9780217893282

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