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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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| | 195 Ladies, before you come to the knowledg of distilling Waters, you ought in the first place to be furnished with good Stills, which Stills must either be of Tyne, or sweet Earth, wherein you may distil all manner of Waters, either for the health of your own Family or others.

Now by the way observe, you may easily make your waters look of what colour you plese, if you will first distil your Water in a Stillatory, and then put it in a great Glass of strength, and fill it as full of those Flowers whose Colours you desire, then stop it and set it in the Stillatory, and let it distil, and you shall have their perfect colour.

Of precious and excellent Waters there are thousands, wherefore I shall only set down here some of the choicest and most valuable.

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