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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

predominate in males, and affection in females. Accordingly, a little 

girl early shows a love for a doll, regarding it quite as her baby and 

never taking into account that it is not alive. She has many of a 

mother's cares and anxieties, as well as pleasures, about it; indeed, 

as many as she is then capable of. It is a constant source of 

amusement and employment to her. In all this we may plainly see the 

hand of Providence. It forms a suitable introduction to some of the 

interesting and important duties which will devolve on her if it 

should be His good pleasure for her to become a mother. 

 

You will, I dare say, readily see the object I now have in view. It is 

that I wish to impress on you how desirable it is that you should take 

every opportunity of becoming acquainted with the habits and wants of 

babies, and the best way of managing them. The more you have to do 

with them the more you will like the labors, and the easier and more 

delightful it will become. It is fair that, before you have children 

of your own, you should get your knowledge as to the management of 

them by experience with other people's. I take it for granted you will 

at all times do your best for them. You will then have but little 

cause to fear accident; and if accident should happen, as with all 

your care it sometimes will, you will have more confidence in your 

powers, and will be more likely to do what is best at the moment, than 

if you were unused to children. Much of the disease and early death 

that happens among children arises from the ignorance of the mothers, 

who, however, are much more to be pitied than blamed in the matter. 

They had never been taught their duties toward their future 

offspring. 

 

Few mothers are, perhaps, sufficiently aware of the great influence 

which their manners, habits, and conversation have upon the tender 

minds of their children, even from birth. The child should grow up 

with a feeling of reverence for its parents, which can only be the 

case when wisdom, as well as affection, is exercised in its bringing 

up. Hence the necessity of the mother fitting herself, both 

_intellectually_ and _morally_, for her sacred office, that the child 

may become accustomed to yield perfect obedience to her wishes, from a 

principle of love, and may acquire, as it advances in life, the habit 

of yielding a like obedience to that which is right. 

 

As you well know that you are not perfect yourself, you must be 

prepared to find that your husband has also his imperfections, and it 

is no unimportant part of your duty to help him to get rid of them. 

Indeed, it is one of the highest uses of marriage for each partner to 

assist the other on the journey to the heavenly Canaan. But before you 

attempt to point out a fault in him, consider how you had best proceed 

so as to attain your object; for unless you adopt a judicious mode, 


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