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To learn more about the engraver of the 17th-century head-piece pictured to the left, see the IN BRIEF biography for Wenceslaus Hollar.

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First Published:  September 2012
Revised (substantive):  1 June 2021

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17th-century head-piece showing six boys with farm tools, by Wenceslaus Hollar

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My detailed study of “The Countesse of Kents Pouder” recipe — Elizabeth Talbot Grey’s popular polychrest medication, of such repute that it was reprinted countless times, and even included in the authoritative 18th-century pharmacopoeia known as Quincy’s Dispensatory — was originally published at a different website in September 2007, and is now being repurposed for

As of September 2012, there are about 15 webessays in the expanded study, which traces the recipe’s evolution over a 100-year period.

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