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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

shaking frequently. Dose: A teaspoonful is an ordinary dose for a 

grown person. Good in colic, pains in the stomach and bowels, 

diarrhoea, headache, sick stomach, and wherever a powerful stimulant 

is indicated. It is also valuable as a wash or external application 

for sprains, bruises, and foul ulcers and old sores. It is a 

preparation that no family should be without. 

 

 

SURE REMEDY FOR BOWEL COMPLAINTS. 

 

Take half an ounce bruised turkey rhubarb and half an ounce saleratus, 

steep or simmer slowly for fifteen minutes in a pint of water, strain 

and add a teacupful of white sugar, and heat again to dissolve; then 

add sixty drops oil of peppermint dissolved in one ounce of alcohol. 

Dose: From a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful every hour till relieved. 

An excellent remedy for diarrhoea, dysentery, and especially adapted 

to the bowel complaints of young children. 

 

 

CORDIAL FOR SUMMER COMPLAINTS. 

 

Take cloves, allspice, and cinnamon bark, of each half an ounce; white 

oak bark, one ounce. Bruise all, and boil in one quart of water down 

to half a pint; strain, add four ounces white sugar, dissolve by 

melting, then add half as much good brandy as there is of the liquid. 

Dose: One, two or three teaspoonfuls three to six times a day or 

oftener, according to age and urgency of symptoms. An infallible cure 

for cholera infantum, or summer complaints of children, and for all 

bowel complaints. 

 

 

SCROFULOUS SYRUP. 

 

Take yellow dock root, two pounds; stillingia root and bark of 

bittersweet root, of each one pound. Boil slowly in three or four 

gallons of water down to three quarts; strain, and add six pounds of 

white sugar. Dose: Half a wineglass three times a day. A valuable 

remedy for scrofula, and all scrofulous skin diseases, as tetter, 

herpes, leprosy, and the like; also a valuable alterative in all 

constitutional diseases. 

 

 

EYEWATER. 

 

Take half an ounce each of green tea and lobelia herb, and tincture a 

few days in four ounces of alcohol and water, equal parts. An 

invaluable eyewater for weak eyes and all kinds of sore and inflamed 

eyes. Use it two or three times a day. 

 

 

TINCTURE FOR RHEUMATISM. 

 

Take pulverized gum guaiac and allspice, of each four ounces; 

bloodroot, pulverized, two ounces; pearlash, one ounce; fourth proof 

brandy, one quart. Let stand and digest three or four days, shaking it 

two or three times a day. Dose: A teaspoonful three or four times a 

day, in a little milk, syrup or wine. An almost infallible remedy for 

rheumatism. 

 

 

WORM ELIXIR. 

 

Take gum myrrh and aloes, of each one ounce; saffron, sage leaves, and 

tansy leaves, of each half an ounce. Tincture in a pint of brandy for 


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