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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

 

 

CHAPTER V. 

 

WHEN TO MARRY--HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER 

ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES. 

 

 

The proper age to marry is a somewhat vexed question, but needlessly 

so, because that age varies much, according to temperament and other 

circumstances relating to the individual. Although after puberty the 

sexual organs are capable of reproduction, yet it by no means follows 

that they should be used for that purpose. Their early activity is 

intended for the perfection of the body and mind, and not for the 

continuation of the species. 

 

 

VERY EARLY MARRIAGE, 

 

therefore, should be avoided, because the nervous force expended in 

amative indulgence is imperatively required in both sexes for 

developing the physical and mental faculties. The zoosperms produced 

by the male in the first years of puberty are inferior in power and 

less capable of producing healthy offspring than those of mature 

years. The early germs, also, of the female are less fitted for 

fecundation than those that appear later in life; nature evidently 

intending these early efforts to be used on the individuals themselves 

in building up their bodies, strengthening their minds, and preparing 

them to reproduce their species in maturer years. There is a serious 

day of reckoning for early indulgence; for precocious persons (unless 

their constitutions are as powerful as their desires) who give way to 

their passions at their first exactions, barter their youth for their 

enjoyment, and are old and weary of the world at an age when people of 

more moderate habits are only in the meridian of pleasure and 

existence. 

 

 

GENERALLY THE BEST AGE TO MARRY, 

 

where the health is perfect, is from twenty-one to twenty-five in the 

male and from eighteen to twenty-one in the female. As a general rule, 

marriages earlier than this are injurious and detrimental to health. 

Men who marry too young, unless they are of cold and phlegmatic 

constitution, and thus moderate in their conduct, become partially 

bald, dim of sight, and lose all elasticity of limb in a few years; 

while women in a like position rarely have any bloom on their cheek or 

fire in their eye by the time they are twenty-five. And all profound 

physiologists agree that from the same cause the mental faculties 

suffer in the same ratio. 

 

A medium, however, is to be observed. It is not well to defer till 

middle age the period of connubial intercourse; for too tedious 

spinsterhood is as much calculated to hasten the decay of beauty as 

too early a marriage. Hence, there is rarely any freshness to be seen 

in a maiden of thirty; while the matron of that age, if her life has 

been a happy one, and her hymeneal condition of not more than ten 

years' standing, is scarcely in the heyday of her charm's. And the 

same rule will apply with equal force to the other sex; for, after the 


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