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Table of contents
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

 

 

WOMEN ARE PROTECTED 

 

by a strong public sentiment around them. They have the dread of 

disgrace. For them to yield to their own affectionate desires, or the 

solicitations of a lover, is a fall, is ruin. They have the hope of a 

loving husband, a happy home, and the respect of society. And in woman 

passion has commonly less force, and the sentiment of modesty and 

purity more power. Women are weak in yielding to solicitation, giving 

 

 

EVERYTHING FOR LOVE; 

 

but we see how protective of female virtue are these motives to vast 

numbers. 

 

Men can perfectly restrain the sensual part of their natures whenever 

they have a strong motive to do so. A child would be simply mad who 

was not controlled by the presence of father, mother, and persons he 

respected or feared. Young men have no difficulty when they are in the 

company of pure women. They are in no trouble when their lives are 

full of mental and muscular activity, and particularly if their habits 

of eating simply and temperately, of refraining from heating and 

exciting stimulants, and sleeping in cold beds and fresh air, are such 

as health requires. There needs but the strong will to live purely in 

any one, and at any age, the will that comes from the high motives of 

conscience and religion, or all motives combined. A strong sense of 

what is just and right controls even the motions of our bodies and 

actions which seem to be involuntary. A man who has a vivid sense of 

the right and duty of refraining from sensuality, and preserving his 

own purity of mind and body and the chastity of all women, will do so 

even in his dreams. When the will is right, all things are soon 

brought into its subjection. The mind controls the organization, and 

the life forces are directed into other channels. A strong man, full 

of 

 

 

LIFE AND LOVE, 

 

can safely hold a virgin in his arms, and respect her virginity, if he 

have but the motives and the will to do so. If he be pure in his 

will, how can he commit impurity? If a woman be sacred in his eyes, 

how can he profane her? It is not that men have not the power of 

restraint, the power to do right; it is that they lack the motive. 

They have lost the sense of right; they are even impelled to do wrong 

by the pressure of opinion around them. Boys and young men are driven 

into libertinage by the ridicule of their companions. Vice is 

considered manly. They seek sensuality in an evil emulation, as they 

learn to smoke, or gamble, or drink; and, later on, vanity has often 

more to do with excess than the force of lust. Young men seduce girls 

that they may boast of it. They keep mistresses because it is the 

fashion. They exhaust themselves because they wish to give a high idea 

of their manly powers. Even in marriage, women are injured and have 

their health destroyed by yielding weakly, or from 


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