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in prescriptions. The ornamental part of this letter is the symbol of Jupiter ♃ under whose special protection all medicines were placed. The letter itself (Recĭpe, take) and its flourish may be thus paraphrased: “Under the good auspices of Jove, the patron of medicines, take the following drugs in the proportions set down.” It has been suggested that the symbol is for Responsum Raphaeʹlis, from the assertion of Dr. Napier and other physicians of the seventeenth century, that the angel Raphael imparted them.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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