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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-8

art; how to prevent horses being teased by flies; how to prevent flies 

lighting on to windows, pictures, mirrors, etc.; to render paper 

fireproof; to render boots waterproof; how to extract the essential 

oil from any flower; how to take leaf photographs; to cure 

drunkenness; to make different kinds of perfumes; to write secret 

letters, etc.; 

 

To prepare flowers so that their beauty will remain unimpaired for 

years. Roses and other flowers can be had to last for years by this 

beautiful art. The process is very easy, and the directions are so 

simple that a child may follow them. 

 

Chapter thirteen treats of Home Decoration. 

 

It teaches how to arrange a house so as to furnish it cheaply and 

harmoniously. It gives complete instructions for every room--Hall, 

Parlor, Library, Dining-room, Bedrooms, etc., and attends to every 

detail. This is a splendid guide to all who wish to make their home 

attractive. 

 

Chapter fourteen teaches all about caring for House Plants. It tells 

the right temperature to keep them in; the proper soil for potting; 

how to make plants grow luxuriantly; how to have plenty of blossoms; 

to keep plants without a fire at night; to destroy bugs and 

rose-slugs; to raise plants with the least trouble; the best varieties 

of plants to raise, etc. 

 

It tells how to preserve autumn leaves so that they can be bent in any 

form desired, and so that they will retain their color. 

 

It tells how to prepare skeleton leaves--a very pretty amusement. 

 

Chapter fifteen is devoted to The Laundry. 

 

It tells: How to make washing fluid; to take out scorch; to make 

plain, fine, and coffee starch; to make enamel for shirt bosoms, so 

that any housekeeper can do them up as nicely as they do at the 

laundry; to clean velvets and ribbons; to take grease out of silks, 

woolens, paper, floors, etc.; to take out fruit stains; to take out 

iron rust and mildew; to wash woolen goods and blankets so that they 

will not shrink, etc. 

 

The sixteenth chapter teaches how to do all kinds of Stamping. 

 

In this chapter are given full instructions for wet and dry stamping; 

for making stamping powder; how to mix white paint for dark goods, and 

dark paint for light goods; it tells how to prepare all the necessary 

articles for stamping; how to prepare transfer paper; how to transfer 

any pattern you may see; how to make a distributor; how to enlarge 

designs; how to prepare all kinds of stamping powder; how to do French 

indelible stamping; what kind of a brush to use; and how to care for 

patterns. If the directions here given are followed the stamping will 

always be satisfactory. 

 

Chapter seventeen teaches how to do Bronze Work. 

 

Bronzing is the latest improvement in wax work, and if properly made 

cannot be detected from the most expensive, artistic bronze. It is 

used for table, mantel and bracket ornaments, and may be exposed to 


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