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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

 

Things for the Sick Room. Tells how to prepare the following articles 

for the sick and convalescent: Barley water; Sage tea; Refreshing 

drink for fevers; Arrowroot jelly; Irish moss jelly; Isinglass jelly; 

Tapioca jelly; Toast; Rice; Bread jelly; Rice gruel; Water gruel; 

Arrowroot gruel; Beef liquid; Beef tea; Panado; French milk porridge; 

Coffee milk; Drink for dysentery; Crust coffee; Cranberry water; Wine 

whey; Mustard whey; Chicken broth; Calves'-foot jelly; Slippery elm 

jelly; Nutritive fluids; Gum acacia restorative; Soups for the 

convalescent; Eggs; Milk for infants; Water gruel. 

 

 

CHAPTER XII. 

 

Things Curious and Useful: To get clear of mosquitoes; To get rid of 

bedbugs; To obtain fresh-blown flowers in winter; To increase the 

laying of eggs in hens; The art of transferring on to glass; To 

prevent horses being teased by flies; To prevent flies lighting on 

windows, pictures, mirrors, etc.; To make leather wear forever; To 

prepare waterproof boots; To render paper fireproof; To cure 

drunkenness; To cure laziness; To take leaf photographs; To make lamp 

wicks indestructible; To make different kinds of perfumes; To write 

secret letters; To preserve flowers. 

 

 

CHAPTER XIII. 

 

Home Decoration: On furnishing a house; How to furnish the Parlor, 

Library, Dining-room, Hall, Chambers, and Kitchen; Telling the proper 

way of arranging each room tastefully and economically. 

 

 

CHAPTER XIV. 

 

How to Care for House Plants: How to succeed with plants; A good 

collection of plants; To kill the spider; To start slips; To keep 

plants without a fire at night; To kill rose-slugs; On watering 

plants. 

 

To prepare autumn leaves and ferns; To prepare skeleton leaves; Pretty 

hanging baskets. 

 

 

CHAPTER XV. 

 

The Laundry: To make washing fluid; Gall soap; For washing woolens and 

fine prints; To take out scorch; To make bluing; To make coffee 

starch; To make flour starch; To make fine starch; Enamel for shirt 

bosoms; To clean articles made of white zephyr; To clean velvet; To 

clean ribbons; To take out paint; To remove ink stain; To take out 

fruit stains; To remove iron rust; To take out mildew; To wash 

flannels in tepid water. 

 

 

CHAPTER XVI. 

 

How to do your own Stamping and make your own Patterns: The articles 

needed for stamping; To make perforated patterns; To enlarge designs; 

To stamp; To make blue powder; To do French indelible stamping; To 

make paint for stamping; The proper brush to use; To make a 

distributor; To care for patterns. 

 

 

CHAPTER XVII. 

 

Bronze Work: What bronze work is; The articles required for doing 

bronze work; The art of making a vase in bronze; A motto; A floral 

basket; Copper bronze statuary; The art of making exotic leaves; To 


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