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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

that he would make you happy as his wife, or you him as your husband. 

Thank God we are constituted of such different temperaments that all 

may find suitable partners without clashing with each other's tastes, 

if they will only be content to watch and wait. 

 

It is the part of a young man to _watch_, to be actively desirous of 

meeting with a suitable partner. In doing this, his first 

consideration should be to seek for such a one as he can make happy; 

not to look primarily for beauty, fortune, wit, or accomplishments--things 

all very good in themselves, but by no means constituting the 

essentials of happiness. If he is influenced by pure and simple 

motives, he will not find, or expect to find, more than one that can 

satisfy his desire, and he will not be in much danger of exciting the 

envy or the rivalry of his companions. 

 

On the other hand, it is becoming in a young woman to 

 

 

WAIT PATIENTLY 

 

till, from the assiduous and respectful attentions of a young man, she 

can have no doubt that he is in earnest, when, and not before, she may 

freely give him her company, and with every expectation of a happy 

result. Be assured that no sensible young man is ever attracted by a 

young woman whom he sees on the lookout for a lover; he is more likely 

to think meanly of her, and to avoid her society. 

 

It may, however, happen that a young man makes the offer before the 

young woman knows enough of him for it to be right for her to accept 

it, and before he, on his part, ought to take the step. In such case 

it would be well for her, even supposing she is inclined to like him, 

to tell him that he has taken her by surprise, and that she cannot 

think of entering on so important a subject without consulting her 

friends, to whom she accordingly refers him. It would then become her 

duty to intimate to him that, although his attentions are agreeable to 

them, he must wait a while, till, from further acquaintance, they are 

enabled to judge whether it will conduce to the mutual happiness of 

their daughter and himself for her to accept the offer he has so 

kindly made. 

 

But it is not only young men who 

 

 

ARE APT TO BE HASTY 

 

in these matters. It is, as is well known, not uncommon for parents, 

especially mothers, very soon after a young man has begun to pay 

attention to their daughter, to give him to understand that they wish 

to know his intentions in reference to her. By such proceedings a 

young man may be taken aback, and either hurry into a match, which 

turns out unhappily, or be led to withdraw from a union which might 

have resulted in the happiness of all the parties concerned. 

 

That your parents should wish you to be married is only natural, 

especially if their own marriage has been a happy one. It will be 

gratifying to them to see a worthy young man paying attention to you, 


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