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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 make a fine Water for the Gums.

Take six ounces of spirits of wine, half a pint of water, four ounces of scurvy-grass, one ounce of cinnamon, two drams of cloves, of red roses and lemon, peel, each half an ounce, mix the whole together, then beat them in a morter, where they must stand a day; then let them be distilled in a glass over a slow fire. When it has been set to cool, let it stand some days, then take a linen cloth, which you must dip in it and rub the gums.