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The Queen-like Closet or Rich Cabinet Stored with all manner of rare receipts for preserving, candying and cookery. Very pleasant and beneficial to all ingenious persons of the female sex   By:

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Printed for Rich: Lownes

White Lion in Duck Layne neare West Smithfield

The Queen like Closet



Stored with all manner of



Preserving, Candying and Cookery .

Very Pleasant and Beneficial to all Ingenious Persons of the



The Second EDITION.


Printed for Richard Lowndes at the White Lion in Duck Lane , near West Smithfield , 1672.




My much Honoured Friend


Daughter to the Late


Knight Banneret;

And WIFE to


Gentleman, and Wollen Draper of LONDON

Madam ,

Your Kind and Good Acceptance of my Endeavours in Work for You, and that Esteem You have for what else I can do, make me bold to present this Book to You; which by that time You have perused, I doubt not but You will deem it worthy of the Title it bears; and indeed it was never opened before: If it may yield You any Delight or Benefit, I shall be glad; for as You have a true Love and Esteem for me, so I have a very great Love and Honourable Esteem for You; and shall always be

Your most Observant

servant ,


To all Ladies, Gentlewomen, and to all other of the Female Sex who do delight in, or be desirous of good Accomplishments.

Ladies and Gentlewomen,

I Presume those Bookes which have passed from me formerly, have got me some little credit and esteem amongst you.

But there being so much time past since they were Printed, that methinks, I hear some of you say I wish Mrs. Wolley would put forth some New Experiments and to say the Truth, I have been importun'd by divers of my Friends and Acquaintance to do so.

I shall not give an Apish Example every Day or Week to follow ridiculous and foolish Fancies, nor could I be too like the Spaniard, always to keep in one Dress: I am not ashamed, nor do I disown what I have already Printed, but some of you being so perfect in your practises, and I very desirous still to serve you, do now present you with this Queen like Closet: I do assure you it is worthy of the Title it bears, for the very precious things you will find in it.

Thus beseeching your kind Acceptance of this Book, and of my earnest Desires to you, I take my Leave, but shall always be to all who have esteem for me,

Their Faithful and

Humble Servant,


Ladies, I do here present you (yet) That which sure will well content A Queen like Closet rich and brave (Such) not many Ladies have: Or Cabinet, in which doth set Jems richer than in Karkanet; (They) only Eies and Fancies please, These keep your Bodies in good ease; They please the Taste, also the Eye; Would I might be a stander by: Yet rather I would wish to eat, Since 'bout them I my Brains do beat: And 'tis but reason you may say, If that I come within your way; I sit here sad while you are merry, Eating Dainties, drinking Perry; But I'm content you should so feed, So I may have to serve my deed.

Hannah Wolley.

These things following are sold by Richard Lowndes Book seller, at the White Lion in Duck Lane near West Smithfield .

A Cordial Powder, which doth infallibly Cure the Rickets in Children, and causeth an easie production of Teeth.

Dr. Lionel Lockyer 's Universal Pill, curing any Disease curable by Physick; it operates gently and safely, it being very amicable to Nature in purifying the whole Body throughout, and then subduing all Diseases, whether internal or external, as hath been experimented by persons of all sorts and sexes, both young and old, with admirable success.

Mr. Matthew his Diaphoretick and Diuretick Pill, purging by Sweat and Urine: This Pill being composed of Simples of a very powerful operation, purged from their churlish and malignant quality by an excellent Balsam of long preparation, is by it made so amicable to Nature, that it hath upon ample experience been found effectual for curing all common Diseases... Continue reading book >>

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