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The Ladies Best Companion, an electronic edition

by Amelia Chambers [Chambers, Amelia]

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collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

THE LADIES BEST COMPANION;

OR, A Golden Treasure for the Fair Sex.

Containing the Arts of

COOKERY, POTTING, CANDYING,
PASTRY, PICKLING, COLLARING,
CONFECTIONARY, PRESERVING, BREWING, &c.
With plain Instructions for making English Wines, from Fruits, Flowers, &c.


To which is added
The ART of preserving BEAUTY. Containing the best and easiest Methods of preparing and making Washes, Essences, perfumes, &c. for the Hanes, Neck, Face, and Hair, in such a Manner as in great Measure to delay the Ravages of Time on the Features of the Fair Sex.

Likewise Directions for sweetening the Breath, curing the Tooth-ache, preserving the Teeth and Gums, &c. With many other Articles equally useful to the Fair Sex in general.

Here cooks may learn with wond'rous Ease
The longing Appetite to please;
The Art of Beauty how to reach,
By skillful Methods too we teach;
The Fair who with our Rules comply,
May catch the Heart,and charm the Eye.

To which are added
Every Lady her own and Family's Physician. Consisting of approved physical Receipts for most Disorders that grown People and young Children are subject to.

Also the Family Instructor.
Containing Directions for cleaning Silks, Lace and Furniture, taking out Spots from Linen and Cloaths, &c. &c. And great Variety of other Articles too numerous to be inserted in a Title Page.


LONDON.

Printed for J. COOKE, No.17 in Paster-Noster Row

[Price Two Shillings Sewed.]