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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

and cooling qualities. They are also extremely grateful to every 

palate. 

 

 

TOAST. 

 

To make a most excellent toast for a reduced or convalescent patient, 

take bread twenty-four or thirty-six hours old, which has been made of 

a mixture of fine wheat flour and Indian meal and a pure yeast batter 

mixed with eggs. Toast it until of a delicate brown, and then (if the 

patient be not inclined to fever) immerse it in boiled milk and 

butter. If the patient be feverish, spread it lightly with cranberry 

jam or calves' foot jelly. 

 

 

RICE. 

 

In all cases where a light and nice diet for patients who have been or 

are afflicted with diarrhoea or dysentery is required, rice, in 

almost any cooked form, is most agreeable and advantageous. It may be 

given with benefit to dyspeptics, unless costiveness accompanies the 

dyspepsia. To make rice pudding, take a teacupful of rice, and as much 

sugar, two quarts of milk, and a teaspoonful of salt. Bake, with a 

moderate heat, for two hours. Rice flour made in a batter and baked 

upon a griddle makes a superb cake; and rice-flour gruel, seasoned to 

the taste, is most excellent for the sick room. 

 

 

BREAD JELLY. 

 

Boil a quart of water and let it cool. Take one-third of a common loaf 

of wheat bread, slice it, pare off the crust, and toast it to a light 

brown. Put it in water in a covered vessel and boil gently till you 

find, on putting some in a spoon to cool, the liquid has become a 

jelly. Strain and cool. When used, warm a cupful, sweeten with sugar, 

and add a little grated lemon peel. 

 

 

RICE GRUEL. 

 

Ground rice, one heaping tablespoonful; water, one quart. Boil gently 

for twenty minutes, adding, a few minutes before it is done, one 

tablespoonful of ground cinnamon. Strain and sweeten. Wine may be 

added when the case demands it. 

 

 

WATER GRUEL. 

 

Oat or corn meal, two tablespoonfuls; water, one quart. Boil for ten 

minutes and strain, adding salt and sugar if desired by the patient. 

 

 

SAGO GRUEL. 

 

Sago, two tablespoonfuls; water, one pint. Boil gently until it 

thickens; stir frequently. May add wine, sugar, and nutmeg, according 

to taste. 

 

 

ARROWROOT GRUEL. 

 

Arrowroot, one tablespoonful; sweet milk and boiling water, each one 

half pint. Sweeten with loaf sugar. This is very good for children 

whose bowels are irritable. 

 

 

TAPIOCA. 

 

Tapioca is a very delightful food for invalids. Make an ordinary 

pudding of it, and improve the flavor agreeably to the desire of the 

patient or convalescent by adding raisins, sugar, prunes, lemon juice, 

wine, spices, etc. 

 

 

BEEF LIQUID. 


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