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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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A good Ointment for the Itch.

Mix an ounce of brimstone, and the same quantity of oil of almonds, with two ounces of hog's lard; put to it half an ounce of white hellebore, race-ginger. and salt-petre, of each a dram and a half; one scruple of the essence of lemons, let them be all mixed properly into a linement, with which the persons skin must be anointed every night until the disorder is removed.