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Emory Women Writers Resource Project

The Ladies Best Companion, an electronic edition

by Amelia Chambers [Chambers, Amelia]

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collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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To hide deep marks made with the Small-pox.

Boil an ounce of sperna ceti in a pint of malmsey, until it is quite dissolved, then put to it the juice of a house-leek and that of plantane leaves, mix with them half an ounce of peach-kernels, and when they are all properly mixed, let them be let to cool, strain off the liquor through a fine cloth, and when you rub the face with it, let it be warmed gently in a cup.