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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 whitening the Skin.

Grate the crumb of a penny roll into a pint of new milk warm from the cow, put to it one ounce of the roots of daffodil, and two ounces of the roots off snake-weed, let them distil in a glass over a slow fire two hours; then put to the ingredients one pint of hungary-water; when you have strained out the liquid, set it to cool, and mix with it a few grains of musk, with a half a pint of fennel-water, then rub the skin all over and it will appear transparent.