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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

there. The religion of Mohammed allows four wives, but the permission 

is rarely exercised except by the rich. 

 

In Christian countries polygamy was never tolerated, the tenets of the 

Church forbidding it, though Charlemagne had two wives, and Sigbert 

and Chilperich also had a plurality. John of Leyden, an Anabaptist 

leader, was the husband of seventeen wives, and he held that it was 

his moral right to marry as many as he chose. 

 

In England the punishment of polygamy was originally in the hands of 

the ecclesiastics. It was considered a capital crime by Edward I., but 

it did not come entirely under the control of the temporal power until 

a statute of James I. made it a felony, punishable by death. George 

III. made it punishable by imprisonment or transportation for seven 

years. 

 

It is the offspring of licentiousness, and its advocates merely wish 

to give legal color to licentious habits. Every student of history 

will find that as soon as a nation became morally depraved, polygamy 

was practiced, and that monogamy was the rule in all countries truly 

civilized. 

 

Polygamy has, of late years, been most shamefully revived and 

outrageously practiced in face of law by the Mormons. They claim it as 

a religious duty, and defend the system by claiming that unmarried 

women can in the future life reach only the position of angels who 

occupy in the Mormon theocratic system a very subordinate rank, being 

simply ministering servants to those more worthy, thus proclaiming 

that it is a virtual necessity of the male to practice the vilest 

immorality in order to advance the female to the highest place in 

heaven. 

 

Mormonism is a religion founded by Joseph Smith, who was born in 

Sharon, E. V., Dec. 23rd, 1805, and killed at Carthage, Ill., June 

27th, 1844. 

 

It is a most singular fact that a sect like the Mormons could have 

been established in a country peopled with such law-abiding people as 

of the United States, and maintain a system of marriage, antagonistic 

to the law and religion of the land. Neither could they have done so 

if they had not possessed two great virtues, temperance and industry. 

It is to be hoped that the legal process now instituted for its 

abolition will effectually remove the blot from the national 

escutcheon. 

 

The "Oneida Communists" are essentially polygamic, although they have 

no marriage system. They do not marry, and ignore all marriage codes. 

Cohabitation is under no restrictions between the sexes. Marriage is 

also not observed among the "Shakers." 

 

 

MONOGAMY--WHAT IT IS. 

 

This is the conjugal union of a male with one female only. We have 

seen that monogamy was coequal with civilization, and that most 

probably the majority of the males had but one wife, even among 

polygamic nations. Universal polygamy is practically impossible, the 


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