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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 secure Nails that are likely to fall of.

Take a gill of white wine, two drams of powder of acrimony, and the white of an egg, beat them all up together in a morter, then strain the liquid into a wide mouthed bottle where it must stand to settle, then take a linen cloth dipped in this and rub the nails, with that part of the finger above them, and the nails will remain firm.