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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

not your equal in that department. Nursing is one of the many useful 

things which women can do better than men. A practical knowledge of 

nursing will enable you to be useful beyond your own family, and will 

enhance your value as a neighbor. 

 

You have often, I trust, experienced the pleasure of serving others 

from disinterested motives, and found that the pleasure has been 

deeper and purer when you have engaged in doing good to those who 

could not make you any return. This you have found to be the case 

wherever you have had charge of a baby--one of those little ones of 

whom the Lord says: "Their angels do always behold the face of my 

Father which is in heaven." You have perhaps been surprised to find 

how easy it was to perform such a duty, and let me assure you that you 

may always expect to find it easy to perform your duty in that state 

of life to which it shall please God to call you. He never requires 

anything from any of His creatures beyond what He gives them power to 

do. He is no hard task-master. You have only to look to Him and do 

your best, and then you may safely leave the result in His hands. 

 

Of all God's creatures, I know no happier one than a young mother with 

a good husband and a healthy baby. I say a _healthy_ baby, for that 

implies healthy parents, especially a healthy mother. She may justly 

feel proud that God has intrusted a young immortal to her care, and 

she should at all times bear in mind that it is His gift. While it is 

on all hands considered honorable to hold a commission from the 

President, and to fill a high office, contributing to the welfare of 

many people, a mother may feel her office at least as honorable, 

seeing she has intrusted to her the rearing and training of an 

immortal being, and that she holds her commission direct from the King 

of Kings. For, recollect, it is only by God's blessing that she 

becomes a mother; for such is the present state of society that many 

very worthy married people have not the privilege of offspring, 

although they are intensely fond of children and seem to have no other 

earthly want. They may, nevertheless, be very useful, and therefore 

happy, in a different sphere, by the adoption of nephews and nieces or 

in some similar way. 

 

 

AT THE BIRTH OF HER FIRST CHILD 

 

there is opened in the mother's heart a new well of love, such as she 

had not known before; and although she may fancy that this is all 

spent upon her babe, it is not so, for she loves her God, her husband, 

and everybody else better than ever. The father, too, is similarly 

affected; he also has a warmer love for his wife and for all his 

connections. 

 

A similar idea is well expressed by Moehler, a German writer, who says: 

"The power of selfishness, which is inwoven with our whole being, is 

altogether broken by marriage, and by degrees love, becoming more and 


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