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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

peculiarities of character, with the aim of mutually correcting, in a 

kindly spirit, any wrong tendency or temper which may sometimes show 

itself. Should you find you have inadvertently given pain to your 

husband, do not rest until you have ascertained the cause of his 

disquiet and succeeded in allaying the unhappy feeling. The earnest 

desire to please each other should by no means terminate on the 

wedding day, but be studiously continued through married life. Each 

should always endeavor to think the best of the other, and instantly 

reject every thought that might tend to weaken the bond of mutual 

preference and perfect trust. 

 

If he be wise, he will leave the housekeeping entirely to you; his 

time and attention can be better employed elsewhere. To enable you to 

do this wisely, you should, long before you marry, become familiar 

with the quality and prices of articles of consumption, and where they 

can best be obtained. Every wife should be able to cook well, whether 

she has to do it herself or not. Health and good humor greatly depend 

upon the food being of good quality, well cooked, and nicely served 

up. She should also be able, if needful, to make and mend her own and 

children's clothes. 

 

Too much importance cannot be attached to cleanliness. Men may be 

careless as to their own personal appearance, and may, from the nature 

of their business, be negligent in their dress, but they dislike to 

see any disregard in the dress and appearance of their wives. Nothing 

so depresses a man and makes him dislike and neglect his home as to 

have a wife who is slovenly in her dress and unclean in her habits. 

Beauty of face and form will not compensate for these defects. The 

charm of purity and cleanliness never ends but with life itself. These 

are matters that do not involve any great labor or expense. The use of 

the bath, and the simplest fabrics, shaped by your own supple fingers, 

will be all that is necessary. These attractions will act like a 

magnet upon your husband. Never fear that there will be any influence 

strong enough to take him from your side. 

 

An experience of many years of observation has convinced me that where 

a pure, industrious, and cheerful wife meets her husband with a bright 

smile on the threshold of her dwelling, that man will never leave the 

home for any other place. 

 

As all people are liable to illness, every young woman should aim at 

being an efficient nurse. In case of illness, it is now generally 

admitted that good nursing is of more value than medicine. To a sick 

husband, a little gruel or other trifle prepared and given by his 

wife's own hands will confer much more benefit than if prepared and 

given by another. Should it happen to you to fall ill, you may expect 

your husband to do his best; but you must not be surprised if he is 


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