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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

more pure, takes its place." When a man marries he gives himself up 

entirely to _another_ being; in this affair of life he first goes out 

of himself, and inflicts the first deadly wound on his egotism. By 

every child with which his marriage is blessed, nature renews the same 

attack on his selfhood, causes him to live less for himself, and 

more--even without being distinctly conscious of it--for others; his 

heart expands in proportion as the claimants upon it increase, and, 

bursting the bonds of its former narrow exclusiveness, it eventually 

extends its sympathies to all around. 

 

Whenever a mother is supplying her baby with the food which God has so 

wisely provided for it, or is ministering to any other of its numerous 

and increasing wants, she may feel that everything she does for it is 

pleasing to her Heavenly Father and has its immediate reward in the 

delight she experiences in the act. 

 

I can fancy that when a mother has washed her baby, and before she 

dresses it has a good romp with it, smothering it with kisses, calling 

it all the beauties and darlings and pets and jewels she can think of, 

and talking any amount of nonsense at the top of her voice--the baby 

all the while cooing, chirping, or even screaming with delight--at 

such a time, I say, I can easily fancy that the angels are looking on 

approvingly and enjoying the scene. And why not? "Of such is the 

kingdom of heaven." 

 

From the time that an infant first becomes conscious of its wants, and 

long afterwards, it looks to its mother to supply them all, fully 

believing her able to do so. She is, in fact, in place of God to it, 

and it would be well for many of us if we trusted our Heavenly Father 

as simply and as fully as the infant does its earthly mother. 

 

Those who know no better, when they see a mother patiently watching 

her sleeping babe, might wonder that she does not feel the want of 

company. She has, however, company that they know not of, and of which 

even she herself may not be conscious. If only our eyes were open, we 

might see that she is not the only one that is so engaged--that 

angels are also occupied in watching the babe and in supporting her. 

I entirely agree with Dr. Watts, where, in his "Cradle Hymn," he makes 

the mother say: 

 

"Hush! my babe, lie still and slumber, 

Holy angels guard thy bed." 

 

You probably know the beautiful Irish superstition that when a baby 

smiles in its sleep the angels are whispering to it. 

 

"Before I became a father, I took little or no interest in babies; I 

rather thought them troublesome things. But the arrival of one of my 

own wrought a great change in me. It enlarged at once my views and my 

heart, and I had higher and stronger motives to exertion. My interest 

in them has not yet begun to weaken, and I have no reason to think it 

ever will." 

 

Girls are differently constituted from boys. God makes the intellect 


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