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A violet Pouder For Wullen Clothes And Furres

This is an excerpt from The Treasurie of commodious Conceits
(England, 1573 - J. Holloway, transcr.)
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A violet pouder for wullen clothes and Furres. cap.xli. TAke of Ireos .ii. ounces, of Calamus aromaticus .iii. quarters of an ounce, of Cipres, or gallingal, of Spiknale, of Rose leues dried, of ech a quarter of an ounce, of cloues of Spyke: or Lauender flowres, of each halfe an ounce: of Nigella romana, a quarter of an ounce: of Beniamin, or Storax calimit: of each halfe an ounce. Let them be all finely beaten, and serced, then take two or three graynes of Musk disloue it in rose water, and sprinckell the water vpon the powder, and turne it vp and downe in the sprincklyng, tyl it haue drunke vp the water, when it is dry, kepe it in bagges of sylke.


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