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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

education) every man loves womanhood itself, and all women so far as 

they approximate to his ideal; and that in the same way every woman 

loves manhood, and is attracted and charmed by all its gentle, noble, 

and heroic manifestations. By such a man, every woman he meets is 

reverenced as a mother, sister, daughter, or, it may be, cherished in 

a more tender relation, which should be at first, and may always 

remain, free from any sensual desire. Such love may have many objects, 

each attracting the kind and degree of affection which it is able to 

inspire. Such love of men for women, and women for men, may be free 

and will be free just in the degree in which it is freed from the 

bondage of sensual passion. 

 

 

SUCH LOVE HAS A DIRECT TENDENCY 

 

to raise men above the control of their senses. The more of such love 

one has and the more it is diffused, the less the liability to sink 

into the lower and disorderly loves of the sensual life. 

 

The idea that every attraction, every attachment, every love between 

the sexes must lead to marriage--that no love can be tolerated but 

with that end in view--is a very false and mischievous one. It 

deprives men and women of the strength and happiness they might have 

in pure friendships and pure loves, and it leads to a multitude of 

false and bad marriages. Two persons are drawn together by strong 

attractions and tender sentiments for each other who have no more 

right to be married than if they were brother and sister, but who have 

the same right to love each other. But their true sentiments for each 

other, and consequent relation to each other, are not understood by 

those around them and perhaps not by themselves. They are urged by the 

misapprehension of others, by their expectation, by ignorant gossip, 

by the prejudice of society, based upon low and sensual estimates of 

life, to marry; they find that they must either marry or lose the 

happiness they have in each other's society, and they make the 

irrevocable mistake. 

 

When it is understood that there are 

 

 

OTHER LOVES 

 

than that of marriage; when the special attraction that justifies 

union for life, and the begetting of offspring, is discriminated from 

all the other attractions that may bring two souls into very near and 

tender relations to each other, there will be more happiness in the 

world and fewer incomplete, imperfect, and, therefore, more or less 

unhappy, marriages. Nothing can be more detestable than that playing 

with fire which goes by the name of 

 

 

FLIRTATION; 

 

but there are men and women who have the happiness of living and of 

being tenderly and devotedly loved by persons of the opposite 

sex--loved purely, nobly, happily--without injury and with great good. 

When such loves are accompanied by perfect trust in the goodness, 


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