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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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An Ointment for any Wound or Sore.

Take two pound of Sheeps-suet, or rather Deers suet, a pint of Candy-Oyl, a quarter of a pound of the newest and best Bees-wax, melting them all together, and stirring them well; and put to them one ounce of the Oyl of Spike, and half an ounce of the Goldsmiths Boras; then heat them again, and stir them all together; put it up in a Gally-pot, and keep it close stopped, till | | 199 you have cause to use it. This is an approved Ointment for any Wound or Sore, new or old.