From The Long Lost Friend:
A good Remedy for Hysterics (or Mother Fits), to be used three times.--Put that joint of the thumb which sits in the palm of the hand op the bare skin covering the small bone which stands out above the pit of the heart, and speak the following at the same time:
Matrix, patrix, lay thyself right and safe, Or thou or I shall on the third day fill the grave.
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1820Publication of Hohmann's Long Lost Friend (lists this spell)