Regency Health and Medicine: A Receipt for Pomade Divine

The New Practice of Cookery, Pastry, Baking, and Preserving (1804) A multipurpose skin balm for a variety of ailments, Pommade Divine is still made today (although the recipe is different than the homemade version).  For a complete history, see their website here: https://pommadedivine.com/pages/our-history  

Regency Advertisements: Wigleworth’s Wine

  This ad appeared in the January 1818 La Belle Assemblee, proclaiming the availability of every hero’s favorite drink (he at least likes one of them, and if he is a rakehell, all of them).

Regency Reader Questions: A Cheesy Question

  A Cheesy QuestionIn the c. 1832 publication, “Whom to Marry and How to Get Married…,” there is a description on pg 24 that implies that it is horrifyingly uncouth for a young lady to actually say “cheese.” (It’s also apparently uncouth to say “cabbage,” which should be referred to only as “greens.”) However, I have not found a single reference that says why it … Expand