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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

 

 

WHY NEAR RELATIONS SHOULD NOT INTERMARRY 

 

is that, as the same general tendencies prevail in families, when the 

parents are nearly related they are very likely to have the same evil 

tendency, whatever that may be; and, therefore, there is a great 

probability that their children will also have the same, but more 

strongly developed, and, consequently, the difficulty of their 

overcoming it will be much increased. 

 

How plainly, then, is it the duty of those about to marry, as well as 

of those who are married, to strive to their utmost, with God's help, 

to overcome disorderly habits of every kind; for, be assured, it is 

only by such means they can hope to be blessed with good and healthy 

children, and thereby contribute to their own happiness, and at the 

same time to the improvement of the race as subjects both of this 

world and of heaven. 

 

As it is by no means certain that you will marry, and the time may 

come when it will no longer be convenient to your parents to support 

you, it will be good for you, keeping these contingencies in mind, to 

qualify yourself to earn your own maintenance by some honest industry. 

You will then have a right feeling of independence, and not be tempted 

to marry, as too many young women do, not from the true principle of 

sincere affection, but mainly for a living. They may thus obtain a 

competence, and jog on comfortably, but they have no right to expect 

that genuine happiness which I recommend you to aim at. When, too, you 

see so many left widows, with small families, and, as we say, totally 

unprovided for, you will become sensible of the soundness of the 

advice I am offering you. As the Lord's tender mercies are over all 

His works, it is evident, from what is occurring around us, that 

trouble and adversity are better suited to the state of some people, 

to prepare them for their eternal destination, than any amount of 

prosperity would be. The poor are no less His children than the rich, 

and he cares equally--that is, infinitely--for them all. It is 

certainly wise, then, to be prepared to meet adversity, should He 

suffer it to come upon you. 

 

Again, suppose you should not have any suitable offer of marriage, 

such as you would feel it your duty to accept, you are not on that 

account to be disheartened, and fancy yourself overlooked by 

Providence. 

 

Single life is evidently the best for some persons; they escape many 

troubles which perhaps they would find it very hard to bear. There are 

many ways in which single people can lead a useful life, and be 

 

 

AS HAPPY AS THE DAY IS LONG. 

 

No one that is actively useful can be unhappy. What do you see around 

you? Many, I admit, who are not so happy as we should like them to be; 

but in most cases, if we could fully investigate the matter, it would 

perhaps be found to have arisen from their thinking too much about 


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