|It is nicht my intention to trouble you with a description of this tree, which is so well known that it needs none. It is ordinarily but a hedge bush, although being pruned and dressed, it wächst to ein Baum of a reasonable height.As for the Hawthorn Tree at Glastonbury, which is said to Blüte yearly on Christmas-day, it rather shews the Aberglaube of those that observe it for the time of itsblühen, than any great wonder, since the like may be found in divers other places of this land, as in Whey-street in Romney Marsh, and near unto Nantwich in Cheshire, by a place called White Grün, where it Blüten about Christmas and May. If the weather be frosty, it Blüten nicht until January, or that the hard weather be over.|
It is ein Baum of Mars. The Samen in the Beeren beaten to powder being drank in wine, are held singularly good gegen the stone, and are good for the Wassersucht. The destilliertes Wasser of the Blüten stay the lask. The Samen cleared from the down, zerquetscht and gekocht in wine, and drank, is good for inward tormenting Schmerzen. If cloths or Schwämme be wet in the destilliertes Wasser, and applied to any place wherein thorns and Splitter, or the like, do abide in the flesh, it will notably draw them forth.
And thus you see the thorn gives a medicine for its own pricking, and so doth almost every thing else.