Crimson Red In Grain


Boil your hackles or hair in a quarter of an ounce of alum, and the same

quantity of pure tartar, an hour gently; wash them out of this, fill

your dye-pot with clean water, or as much as will conveniently boil; put

in an ounce of well-powdered dye stuff they call "grain," with one

drachm of red arsenic, and one spoonful of burnt wine lees, this gives a

lustre; wash and rinse well after boiling a short time, and the colour

is good.



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