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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 Cordial to prevent the Palpitation of the Heart.

Take eighteen grains of saffron, clipped small, two scruples of cochineal, four ounces of black cherry water; digest the whole together for an hour over a slow fire, in an earthen vessel, then pour upon it a gill of good canary; when you have squeezed the liquor thro' a clean linen cloth, add to it cloves, nutmeg, and oil of cinnamon, each two drops, one yolk of an egg, a dram of the spirit of lavender, half an ounce of the spirit of rasberries, and one ounce of gilly-flowers, mix the whole up together in a glass morter, and it will be ready for use.