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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

beautiful world that by doing your duty as a daughter, sister, wife, 

mother, and friend, you may become fitted to enter His heavenly 

kingdom. 

 

During your courtship let me entreat you to be very careful and 

circumspect. There is no period of life that can compare with this 

delightful season. It is, or should be, full of sunshine and sparkling 

with the poetry of life; but alas! to many it is the opposite. A want 

of judgment--a momentary indiscretion--has not only blotted out this 

beautiful springtime of life, but has marred, darkened, and blighted 

the whole of the after lifetime. 

 

No maiden can, under any circumstances, place her character in the 

hands of any man before marriage. No matter how sincere the love, how 

ardent the protestations, how earnest or plausible the pleadings, you 

must not, you cannot, surrender your honor. You must preserve your 

prudence and virtue; it is only by possession of these that you can 

keep 

 

 

THE LOVE AND RESPECT OF YOUR LOVER. 

 

Be firm, be circumspect; a rash word or a false step may extinguish 

forever all your bright hopes and prospective joys. Even should your 

lover redeem his promises and take you to be his wife, this 

indiscretion, or crime, will surely hang over you like a curse, 

creating discord, trouble, and sorrow, the greatest portion of which 

will fall to your share. 

 

You must know that young men, however amiable, worthy or honorable 

they may be, may, in a moment of intense excitement, commit a sin that 

in their calmer moments they would not be guilty of for worlds. 

 

But under all circumstances you will be looked upon to resist any 

advances, and maintain your purity and virtue. No matter how high the 

tide of passion may run in unguarded moments, and set in against 

heaven and against society, the terrible and painful ebb will surely 

follow and leave you stranded forever on the bleak and barren shore of 

your earthly existence. 

 

 

THERE IS NO STATE OF LIFE MORE HONORABLE, 

 

useful, and happy than that of a wife and mother. There must and ever 

will be inequalities of station, but happiness is equally attainable 

in them all. To be happy, however, you must be good. Of course, I do 

not mean absolutely good, for "there is none good but One"; but I mean 

that you should be relatively good, and should aim at becoming better 

and more innocent as you advance in life. Now, you cannot respect 

yourself unless you know that you are worthy of respect; and if you do 

not respect yourself, you cannot expect that anybody else will; and in 

such case you will not be worthy of the love of any good man, and none 

such will be likely to pay court to you. If, however, you take the 

right means, in which I include prayer for divine guidance, you will 

have the respect and friendship of all your acquaintances, and then in 


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