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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 prevent the Hair from growing on the Forehead.

Take a colewort leaf, and put in it two ounces and a half of henbane-seed, then put it into a piece of brown paper that has been dipped in water, put it into embers that are not so hot as to scorch it, let it lie till it burns soft, then take it out and beat the seed together in a morter, mix with it a little oil of walnuts so as to moisten it, strain the whole through a fine linen cloth, put to it two grains of orpiment beaten to powder; lay it on a linen cloth, and tic a fillet round the head to keep it on during the night. In the morning when you take it off, rub the forehead over with pomatum, and wash it with bean-flower water.