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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

 

 

Let me, then, advise you to be 

 

 

 

VERY CAUTIOUS 

 

before you allow a young man to pay you such marked attentions as may 

lead to marriage. It is not, you know, to terminate in seven years, 

like an apprenticeship or a commercial partnership, but it is an 

engagement for the life of one of the parties. I want you, then, to 

profit by the experience of others, too many of whom enter into 

marriage from light and low considerations, and not to settle in life 

till you, and also your friends, see that there is a reasonable 

prospect of your securing happiness, as well as comfort and a 

respectable position. 

 

When a young woman has property or expects it, or is possessed of 

superior personal attractions, she should be especially prudent in her 

conduct towards the numerous admirers which such qualifications 

usually attract. No woman should allow herself to accept the 

attentions of any man who does not possess those sterling qualities 

which will command her respect, or whose love is directed to her 

fortune or beauty rather than herself. On such a one she can place no 

reliance, for should illness or misfortune overtake her she may find 

herself deprived of that love which she had valued as the great 

treasure of her life. Possessed of this, she feels that earthly riches 

are but of secondary importance, and that the want of them can never 

make her poor. 

 

Moreover, a worthier man than any of her interested suitors may have a 

sincere respect and affection for her, but be kept in the background 

by the overzealous attention of his rivals. Still, if she has 

sufficient self-command to patiently and calmly investigate their 

general private character, she may find reason to decline their suit, 

and may discover that the more modest and retiring youth is the one 

that is deserving of her love. 

 

While on this subject, let me caution you against the foolish 

affectation which some girls practice in order to attract the 

attention of young men. In their company be natural in your manners, 

open and friendly and ready to converse on general subjects; not 

appearing to expect that every one who pays you the ordinary 

courtesies of society is going to fall in love with you. This mode of 

behavior, which is more common with those who are vain of their beauty 

than with others, frequently leads to such young women being more 

neglected than their less pretending sisters; for prudent young men, 

who are impressed with the necessity of a right decision in the 

all-important step of marriage, instinctively shrink from those who 

seem unwilling to give them a fair opportunity of judging whether 

their hearts and minds are as attractive as their persons. 

 

You may innocently admire many a young man for the noble qualities God 

has bestowed upon him, without at all entertaining the idea either 


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