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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

a man of true science, and, therefore, of true morality. He lays it 

down as an axiom that _the development of the individual and the 

reproduction of the species stand in an inverse ratio to each other_. 

He says: "The augmented development of the generative organs at 

puberty can only be rightly regarded as _preparatory_ to the exercise 

of the organs. The development of the _individual_ must be completed 

before the procreative power can properly be exercised for the 

continuance of the race." And in the following extract from his 

"Principles of Human Physiology," he confirms my statement respecting 

the unscientific and libertine advice of too many physicians: "The 

author would say to those of his younger readers who urge the wants of 

nature as an excuse for the illicit gratification of the sexual 

passions, 'try the effects of _close mental application_ to some of 

those ennobling pursuits to which your profession introduces you, in 

combination with _vigorous bodily exercise_, before you assert that 

appetite is unrestrainable and act upon that assertion.' Nothing tends 

so much to increase the desire as the continual direction of the mind 

toward the objects of its gratification, whilst nothing so effectually 

represses it as a determined exercise of the mental faculties upon 

other objects and the expenditure of nervous energy in other channels. 

Some works which have issued from the medical press contain much that 

is calculated to excite, rather than to repress, the propensity; and 

the advice sometimes given by practitioners to their patients is 

immoral as well as unscientific." 

 

 

EVERY MAN AND EVERY WOMAN, 

 

living simply, purely, and temperately--respecting the laws of health 

in regard to air, food, dress, exercise, and habits of life--not only 

can live in the continence of a pure virgin life when single, and in 

the chastity which should be observed by all married partners, but be 

stronger, happier, and in every way better by so living. 

 

Chastity is the conservation of life, and the consecration of its 

forces to the highest use. Sensuality is the waste of life, and the 

degradation of its forces to pleasure divorced from use. Chastity is 

life; sensuality is death. 

 

 

FROM THE AGE OF PUBERTY TO MARRIAGE 

 

the law, is the same for both sexes--full employment of mind and body, 

temperance, purity, and perfect chastity in thought, word, and deed. 

The law is one of perfect equality. There is no license for the male 

which is not equally the right of the female. There is no 

physiological ground for any indulgence in one case more than in the 

other. No man has any more right to require or expect purity in the 

woman who is to be his wife than the woman has to require and expect 

purity in her husband. It is a simple matter of justice and right. No 


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