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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

order that you may do it and may enjoy the blessings He is so ready to 

bestow. I hope you may have been a loving and dutiful daughter, an 

affectionate sister, and a faithful friend; then you may have good 

ground of hope for the future. 

 

 

WHEN A PROSPECT OF MARRIAGE 

 

occurs you cannot do better than consult your mother, aunt, or other 

discreet relative that has your welfare at heart, from whom you may 

reasonably expect the best and most disinterested advice; and this it 

will be well for you to be guided by. Women of mature years can judge 

far better than you whether a man is likely to make a good husband. 

You should likewise quietly and cautiously make your own observations 

among your married acquaintances, especially where you believe there 

is a comfortable and happy home. You will doubtless find that to a 

very great extent this happy home depends on the wife's management and 

economy. Very often it happens that when two husbands have the same 

income, with the same number of children, there will be comfort in the 

one home and discomfort in the other. Now, there must be a reason for 

this, and you should endeavor to find it out and profit by the lesson. 

It is said "Cleanliness is next to godliness," and truly the value of 

cleanliness cannot be overrated. In point of time, it should go before 

godliness, for where there is not cleanliness there can hardly be 

godliness; and the health of body and mind are greatly dependent on 

these two. Moreover, where can there be complete happiness without 

health? 

 

One of the most prolific sources of matrimonial difficulties is the 

lack of knowledge on the part of wives of the duties of housekeeping. 

In these days there are a hundred young ladies who can drum on the 

piano to one who can make a good loaf of bread. 

 

 

YET A HUNGRY HUSBAND 

 

cares more for a good dinner than he does--as long as his appetite is 

unappeased--to listen to the music of the spheres. Heavy bread has 

made many heavy hearts, given rise to dyspepsia--horrid dyspepsia--and 

its herd of accompanying torments. Girls who desire that their 

husbands should be amiable and kind, should learn how to make good 

bread. When a young man is courting, he can live well at home; or, if 

he has to go a distance to pay his addresses, he usually obtains good 

meals at an hotel or an eating-house; but when he is married and gets 

to housekeeping, his wife assumes the functions of his mother or his 

landlord, and it is fortunate for her if she has been educated so as 

to know what a good table is. Those who are entirely dependent upon 

hired cooks make a very poor show at housekeeping. The stomach 

performs a very important part in the economy of humanity, and wives 

who are forgetful of this fact commit a serious mistake. 

 

You know full well that most young men--and most young women, too--are 


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