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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

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER XI. 

 

THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM. 

 

 

Many people are ignorant of what constitutes good, nourishing, 

refreshing food and drink for sick people. The following dishes are 

all palatable and nourishing, and are very refreshing to an invalid. 

Every one should have these recipes for "Things for the sick room": 

 

 

BARLEY WATER. 

 

Pearl barley, two ounces; boiling water, two quarts. Boil to one 

quart, and strain. If desirable, a little lemon juice and sugar may be 

added. This may be taken freely in all inflammatory and eruptive 

diseases: measles, scarlet fever, small-pox, etc. 

 

 

RICE WATER. 

 

Rice, two ounces; water, two quarts. Boil one hour and a half, and add 

sugar and nutmeg to suit the taste. When milk is added to this it 

makes a very excellent diet for children. Should the bowels be too 

loose, boil the milk before adding. 

 

 

SAGE TEA. 

 

Dried leaves of sage, half an ounce; boiling water, one quart. Infuse 

for half an hour, and strain. May add sugar if desired. Balm, 

peppermint, spearmint, and other teas are made in the same way. 

 

 

A REFRESHING DRINK IN FEVERS. 

 

Boil one ounce and a half of tamarind, two ounces of stoned raisins, 

and three ounces of cranberries in three pints of water until two 

pints remain. Strain, and add a small piece of fresh lemon peel, which 

must be removed in half an hour. 

 

 

ARROWROOT JELLY. 

 

Stir a tablespoonful of arrowroot powders into half a cupful of cold 

water, pour in a pint of boiling water, let it stand five or ten 

minutes and then sweeten and flavor it to suit the taste. 

 

 

IRISH MOSS JELLY. 

 

Irish moss, half an ounce; fresh milk, one and a half pints. Boil down 

to one pint. Strain, and add sugar and lemon juice sufficient to give 

it an agreeable flavor. 

 

 

ISINGLASS JELLY. 

 

Isinglass, two ounces; water, two pints. Boil to one pint; strain, and 

add one pint milk and one ounce of white sugar. This is excellent for 

persons recovering from sickness, and for children who have bowel 

complaints. 

 

 

TAPIOCA JELLY. 

 

Tapioca, two large spoonfuls; water, one pint. Boil gently for an 

hour, or until it appears like a jelly. Add sugar, wine, and nutmeg, 

with lemon juice to flavor. 

 

 

RICE JELLY. 

 

Mix a quarter of a pound of rice, picked and washed, with half a pound 

of loaf sugar and just sufficient water to cover it. Boil until it 

assumes a jellylike appearance; strain, and season to suit the taste 

and condition of the patient. 

 

 

GRAPES. 

 

In all cases of fever, very ripe grapes of any kind are a beneficial 

article of diet, acting as both food and drink and possessing soothing 


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