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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

desirous of marrying and having a family; but they do not sufficiently 

consider that it is God who gives them this desire, and that for the 

wisest of purposes; not only that this world may be peopled, but also 

that its inhabitants may be prepared for heaven. 

 

Nothing is more certain than that 

 

 

MARRIAGE AFFORDS 

 

the fairest opportunities for preparing for a better world. In it we 

have others dearer than ourselves to think about and provide for; and 

in doing so, we have often to practice that very useful virtue, 

self-denial. Let me here impress upon you most deeply, that it is only 

by making others happy that we can become happy ourselves. The angels, 

we may be assured, are happy, because they are always actively good; 

and for a similar reason it is that God himself is infinitely happy. 

If you try to secure you own happiness by any other means than a 

faithful discharge of your duty to God and your neighbor, you will 

certainly fail. 

 

I dare say you will find that 

 

 

YOUNG MEN ARE FOND OF YOUR COMPANY, 

 

and of paying you every polite attention, and you, as a right-minded 

woman, are well pleased to be so treated. It is due to you _as a 

woman_. Now, each of them is, or ought to be, looking out for a wife, 

and it is well that you should know this. It is, too, more important 

than you perhaps are aware, that you should be carefully making your 

own observations, so that when the time arrives for one of them to ask 

you to become his wife you may not be taken by surprise, but may know 

how to act on the occasion. 

 

Let me caution you here against a failing that is common among young 

women. I mean that of making themselves too cheap. They feel flattered 

by the attentions paid to them, and are not sufficiently aware that 

many young men are fond of indulging in flattery; and such, if they 

find a young woman weak enough to be pleased with it, will perhaps 

play upon her feelings and gain her affections without having any 

honorable intentions towards her. 

 

As a protection against such, I recommend you to have a proper respect 

for yourself, and to consider with what object or purpose you receive 

their attentions. If you respond without an object, you may be doing 

them wrong; if you accept them when they have no right intentions, you 

allow them to wrong you. For this purpose consider well what you 

are--a human being intended for an eternity of bliss. God has made you 

a woman; and, believe me, as there is no fairer, so there is no nobler 

creature than woman. She is formed to be her husband's helpmate and 

the mother of his children, and the all-important work of training 

these for heaven depends mainly upon her. Great, then, is her 

responsibility; but God has given her the requisite love and power to 

do her duty with satisfaction and delight. He has placed you in this 


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