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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 strengthen the Gums.

Mix a dram of allom burnt, with two drams of the peel of Seville oranges, an ounce of cloves, half an ounce of cinnamon, a pint of Malaga wine, and the same quantity of water distilled from briar leaves; put them into a glass bottle, and mix with them two ounces of virgin honey; set the bottle over a slow fire, or rather on embers, where it must remain five days, then let the liquor be poured out, into an earthen dish, through a thick linen cloth, and bottled close up. When it has stood a week, wash the gums with a little of it, and they will regain their former strength.