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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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A Searcloth for all Aches.

Take Rosin one pound, Perrosin a quarter of a pound, as much Mastick, Deers Suite the like, Turpintine two ounces, Cloves bruised one ounce, Mace bruised two ounces, Saffron two drachms, boil all these together in oyl of Camomile, and preserve it for your use. This hath done many good when nothing else would.

Now, that I may not seem wholly to apply my discourse and study for the benefit of young Court Ladies and City Madams, I shall descend into the Country, and find out something worth the observation of a Rural Gentlewoman.