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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 that offspring of parents alike irritable, alike passive, alike 

bashful, etc., inherit the prominent qualities of both to such a 

degree as to seriously interfere with their prospects in the world. 

 

It has another advantage. Through its means "Every eye forms its own 

beauty"; hence, what one person rejects is the _beau ideal_ of 

another's conceptions, and thus we are all provided for. 

 

In fine, with man as with animals, the best way to improve the breed 

is to cross it, for the intermarriage of like with like and relative 

with relative not only causes man to degenerate, but if the system 

became universal would in time bring the human race to a termination 

altogether. 

 

A male or female with a very low forehead should carefully avoid 

marriage with a person of like conformation, or their offspring will, 

in all probability, be weak-minded or victims to partial idiocy. 

 

The system of crossing is so perfect that marriages between persons of 

different countries are likely to be pleasant and fruitful. Speaking 

on this subject, an English writer says: "The Persians have been so 

improved by introducing foreigners that they have completely succeeded 

in washing out their Mongolian origin." And the same author adds to 

the effect that in those parts of Persia where there is no foreign 

intercourse the inhabitants are sickly and stunted, while in those 

that are frequented by strangers they are large and healthy. 

 

To make what is called 

 

 

"A HANDSOME COUPLE," 

 

the female should be about three inches less than the male, and the 

parties should be proportionately developed throughout their system. 

 

 

"A WELL-FORMED WOMAN," 

 

says a modern physiologist, "should have her head, shoulders, and 

chest small and compact; arms and limbs relatively short; her 

haunches apart; her hips elevated; her abdomen large and her thighs 

voluminous. Hence, she should taper from the center, up and down. 

Whereas, in a well-formed man the shoulders are more prominent than 

the hips. Great hollowness of the back, the pressing of the thigh 

against each other in walking, and the elevation of one hip above the 

other, are indications of the malformation of the pelvis." 

 

From the same writer I take the following, which is applicable here. 

It is very correct in its estimates of beauty in both sexes:-- 

 

"The length of the neck should be proportionately less in the male 

than in the female, because the dependence of the mental system on the 

vital one is naturally connected with the shorter courses of the 

vessels of the neck. 

 

"The neck should form a gradual transition between the body and 

head--its fullness concealing all prominences of the throat. 

 

"The shoulders should slope from the lower part of the neck, because 

the reverse shows that the upper part of the chest owes its width to 

the bones and muscles of the shoulders. 


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