A puppy lying on a straw bed gnawing a bone. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Puppy Water, Beauty’s Help

A guest post by Dr Katherine Aske The beauty products of the early-modern woman were a little different to the ones we know today, and in fact, some of them had far more ‘dog’ in than should be socially acceptable. Eighteenth-century clergyman and poet, Jonathan Swift’s poem  ‘The Lady’s Dressing Room’ (1732), which describes a…