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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

and an affectionate as well as earnest manner, you may do as much harm 

as good. You must also carefully watch your opportunity; for what 

would be favorably received at one time and under certain 

circumstances, might under other circumstances give offence and 

altogether fail of the good effect intended and hoped for. You do not 

know how powerful you may be for good to your husband. There is much 

truth in the saying, "A man is what a woman makes him." 

 

Previous to your marriage it will be expedient for you not to give 

your lover that full and unlimited confidence which it will be your 

duty--and your inclination, too--to give him when he becomes your 

husband. I refer chiefly to family and other private matters, not to 

anything he ought to know to enable him to judge of your character and 

position. Many unhappy marriages have been brought about through the 

young woman letting it be known that she has "great expectations." A 

worthless fellow may, in consequence, have succeeded in winning her 

hand. 

 

There is another point to which I must just allude before concluding 

this address. It is doubtless the order of Providence for marriage to 

take place, when possible, on our arriving at years of maturity. But I 

would guard you against the evil results of _too early_ marriage, 

before either body or mind is perfectly matured. We scarcely need 

consult either medical or moral science to satisfy ourselves on this 

by no means trifling point. We may find in society too many sad 

instances of such immature and indiscreet unions. The minds of young 

persons should be expanded by a certain amount of experience in the 

world before entering upon engagements involving so many momentous 

duties. 

 

In your daily walks abroad, if you examine the countenances of those 

you meet, you will doubtless be led to conclude that there is a great 

deal of disease and misery in the world; but judging from my own 

observation, I think you will find that the greater number of persons 

exhibit signs of health and happiness. Much of the disease, and misery 

with which the world is afflicted is the direct result of the 

misconduct of the individuals themselves; but no little of it is 

attributable to their parents, who have neglected or violated God's 

laws of health, their misconduct thus affecting their descendants to 

the "third and fourth generation." I cannot, therefore, too much 

impress upon you the importance of your honestly trying to find out 

any bad habits to which you are inclined, with a view to getting rid 

of them, one by one, and supplying their place by good habits. By 

pursuing this course you will not only do much for your own happiness, 

but also for that of your children, if God should bless you with a 

family. Children, you know, are often striking likenesses of their 

parents, and in their minds and habits they likewise often resemble 


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