random wisdom from 1785

little excerpts from The housewife: Being a most useful assistant in all domestic concerns, whether in a town or country situation by Laetitia Montague, 1785.

to break a boil: take the yoke of a new-laid egg, some honey, and wheat flour; mix well together, spread it on a rag, and lay it on cold.”

an easy and useful remedy for a fresh bruise or contusion: take fresh butter and parsley, of each a sufficient quantity, and having chopped the herb, mix it very well with the butter, to the consistence of a cataplasm or poultice, which is to be applied warm to the newly bruised parts.”

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