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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

is only One who can assist you. He, in His mercy to your helplessness 

and weakness, has given to every virtuous and pure-minded woman a 

wonderful, mysterious, and subtle instinct; a peculiar faculty that 

cannot be analyzed by reason, a faculty that men do not possess, and 

one in which they do not generally believe. At this all-important 

period, this eventful crisis in your life, this womanly instinct 

guides and saves you. You can feel in a moment the presence or 

influence of a base, sensual, and unworthy nature. An electric-like 

thrill animates you, and you are naturally repulsed from him. When 

your suitor is a man of incongruous temper, ungenial habits, and of a 

morose and unsympathetic disposition, this same precious, divine 

instinct acts, and the man feels, though he cannot tell why, that all 

his arts and aspirations are in vain. It will seldom be necessary for 

you to tell him verbally of his failure; but should such a one blindly 

insist upon intruding his attentions, do not hesitate to tell him 

kindly but firmly your decision. Should your suitor be one who is 

worthy, who will make you happy, this same blessed instinct will 

whisper in your soul the happy news. From the first interview there is 

frequently thrown around the maiden a peculiar, undefined spell; she 

will feel differently in his presence, and watch him with other eyes 

than she has for the rest of men, and in due time, when he shall ask 

her to decide upon the question which shall seal the temporal and 

eternal destiny of two human souls, she will gladly respond, giving in 

loving trustfulness that which is the most precious, the most enviable 

thing on earth: a maiden's heart, a woman's love. 

 

Many persons, of both sexes, however amiable and pure their minds may 

be, should conscientiously abstain from marriage. This applies to all 

who have a tendency to consumption, scrofula, insanity, or any other 

of those diseases which are so frequently transmitted to offspring. 

This very important matter is not sufficiently known, and therefore is 

not attended to as it ought to be; hence the great amount of sickness 

and early death among children. 

 

The tendency to inherit qualities is very evident in the case of 

drunkards, whose children are often inclined to practice the vice of 

their parents. The children of the blind, and of the deaf and dumb, 

are also liable to be afflicted as their parents were. These facts go 

far to show that it is literally true that the sins of the fathers are 

visited upon the children. It is, however, gratifying to know--and 

there are many well-attested cases to prove it--that whereas the 

children born to a man while he was addicted to drunkenness were 

similarly addicted to that vice, those born after he gave up his 

vicious indulgence, and by that means improved his bodily health, were 

free from the evil tendency. 

 

One strong reason 


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