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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

family circle and with their daily connections. "Are they good-humored 

and kind--able to bear the troubles they meet with? Are they 

industrious, frugal, temperate, religious, chaste? Have they had the 

prudence to insure against sickness and death?" Or, on the other hand, 

are they addicted to drinking, smoking, betting, keeping late hours, 

frequenting casinos, etc.? Your mother and other prudent friends will 

assist you to find this out. Those who do not come up to the proper 

standard, however agreeable they may be as acquaintance, certainly 

cannot make good husbands. In company of such, it behooves you to be 

well on your guard, and accept no attention from them. Should you 

marry such a one, you would be sure to be miserable. 

 

While, however, it is quite right that you should be careful about the 

character of the young man who is paying court to you, it is of far 

more importance to you that you should be careful about your own, and 

this whether you marry or not. Indeed, a chief object in our being 

placed in this world is that we may acquire good habits, and so be 

fitted to associate with the just made perfect in heaven! 

 

Be very guarded in your actions and demeanor. Cultivate purity of 

heart and thought. 

 

No woman is fit to become a wife who is not perfectly modest in word, 

deed, and thought. No young man, who is worth having, would ever 

entertain the thought for a moment of taking the girl for a wife who 

is habitually careless in her conversation and displays a levity in 

her manners. Young men may like your free and hearty girls to laugh 

and talk with, but as to taking one for a wife, let me assure you they 

would not tolerate the idea for a moment. 

 

You may at times be unavoidably compelled to hear a vulgar word spoken 

or an indelicate allusion made; in every instance maintain a rigid 

insensibility. It is not enough that you should cast down your eyes or 

turn your head, you must act as if you did not hear it; appear as if 

you did not comprehend it. You ought to receive no more impression 

from remarks of this character than a block of wood. Unless you 

maintain this standing, and preserve this high-toned purity of manner, 

you will be greatly depreciated in the opinion of all men whose 

opinion is worth having, and you deprive yourself of much influence 

and respect which it is your privilege to possess and exert. 

 

 

COURTSHIP, AFTER ALL, IS A MOMENTOUS MATTER. 

 

After taking all the counsel that may be offered, you must at last, in 

a great measure, rely on your own judgment. Within a few short months 

you have to decide, from what you can see of a man, whether you will 

have him in preference to your parents, friends, and all others that 

you know, to be a life companion. What can you do? How shall you 

judge? How arrive at a correct conclusion? My dear young girl, there 


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