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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
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water of a sufficient quantity, and keep it from half an hour to an 

hour before using. Be sure that the liquid is of a rich brown color 

before you use it. It is a most excellent drink in all cases of 

sickness. 

 

 

CRANBERRY WATER. 

 

Put a teaspoonful of cranberries into a cup of water and mash them. In 

the meantime boil two quarts of water with one large spoonful of corn 

or oat meal and a bit of lemon peel; then add the cranberries and as 

much fine sugar as will leave a smart flavor of the fruit; also a 

wineglassful of sherry. Boil the whole gently for a quarter of an 

hour, then strain. 

 

 

WINE WHEY. 

 

Heat a pint of new milk until it boils, at which moment pour in as 

much good wine as will curdle and clarify it. Boil and set it aside 

until the curd subsides. Do not stir it, but pour the whey off 

carefully, and add two pints of boiling water with loaf sugar. 

 

 

ORANGE WHEY. 

 

Milk, one pint; the juice of an orange with a portion of the peel. 

Boil the milk, then put the orange into it and let it stand till it 

coagulates. Strain. 

 

 

MUSTARD WHEY. 

 

Bruised mustard seed, two tablespoonfuls; milk, one quart. Boil 

together for a few minutes until it coagulates, and strain to separate 

the curd. This is a very useful drink in dropsy. A teacupful may be 

taken at a dose, three times a day. 

 

 

CHICKEN BROTH. 

 

Take half a chicken, divested of all fat, and break the bones; add to 

this half a gallon of water, and boil for half an hour. Season with 

salt. 

 

 

VEGETABLE SOUP. 

 

Take one potato, one turnip and one onion, with a little celery or 

celery seed. Slice, and boil for an hour in one quart of water. Salt 

to the taste, and pour the whole upon a piece of dry toast. This forms 

a good substitute for animal food and may be used when the latter 

would be improper. 

 

 

CALVES'-FOOT JELLY. 

 

Boil two calf's feet in one gallon of water until reduced to one 

quart. Strain, and when cool skim carefully. Add the white of six or 

eight eggs, well beaten; a pint of wine, half a pound of loaf sugar, 

and the juice of four lemons. Mix them well, boil for a few minutes, 

stirring constantly, and pass through a flannel strainer. In some 

cases the wine should be omitted. 

 

 

SLIPPERY ELM JELLY. 

 

Take of the flour of slippery elm, one or two tablespoonfuls; cold 

water, one pint. Stir until a jelly is formed. Sweeten with loaf sugar 

or honey. This is excellent for all diseases of the throat, chest, and 

lungs; coughs, colds, bronchitis, inflammation of the lungs, etc. It 

is very nutritious and soothing. 

 

 

NUTRITIVE FLUIDS. 

 

Following will be found directions for preparing three nutritious 


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