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A Cure for Chin-Cough

Formerly in Scotland a person who rode a pyat or pie-bald, horse was supposed to be endowed with a super-natural power to cure the chin-cough. I recollect a worthy friend of mine, who rode a horse of this description, told me, that he used to be pursued by people running after him out of every village and hamlet through which he passed, bawling, "Man wi' the pyatie horse, what's gude for the kink-host?"
" But," he added, "I ay gied them a prescription that I was sure would do them nae harm. I bad them gie the bairn plenty o' sugar-candy."
-Jamieson.



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