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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 XII. 

 

THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL. 

 

 

TO GET CLEAR OF MOSQUITOES. 

 

Take of gum camphor a piece about one-third the size of an egg and 

evaporate it over a lamp or candle, taking care that it does not 

ignite. The smoke will soon fill the room and expel the mosquitoes. 

 

 

HOW TO GET RID OF BEDBUGS. 

 

Bedbugs cannot stand hot alum water; indeed, alum seems to be death to 

them in any form. Take two pounds of alum, reduce it to a powder--the 

finer the better--and dissolve it in about four quarts of boiling 

water. Keep the water hot till the alum is all dissolved; then apply 

it hot to every joint, crevice and place about the bedstead, floor, 

skirting or washboard around the room, and every place where the bugs 

are likely to congregate, by means of a brush. A common syringe is an 

excellent thing to use in applying it to the bedstead. Apply the water 

as hot as you can. Apply it freely, and you will hardly be troubled 

any more that season with bugs. Whitewash the ceiling with plenty of 

dissolved alum in the wash, and there will be an end to their dropping 

down from thence on to your bed. 

 

 

TO OBTAIN FRESH-BLOWN FLOWERS IN WINTER. 

 

Choose some of the most perfect buds of the flowers you would 

preserve, such as are latest in blowing and ready to open. Cut them 

off with a pair off scissors, leaving to each, if possible, apiece of 

stem about three inches long. Cover the end of the stem immediately 

with sealing wax, and when the buds are a little shrunk and wrinkled 

wrap up each of them separately in a piece of paper perfectly clean 

and dry and lock them up in a dry box or drawer, and they will keep 

without corrupting. 

 

In winter or at any time when you would have the flowers blow, take 

the buds at night and cut off the end of the stem sealed with wax and 

put the buds in water wherein a little nitre or salt has been 

diffused, and the next day you will have the pleasure of seeing the 

buds opening and expanding themselves and the flowers display their 

most lively colors and breathe their agreeable odors. 

 

 

TO INCREASE THE LAYING OF EGGS IN HENS. 

 

Pulverized Cayenne pepper, half an ounce, to be given to one dozen 

hens, mixed with their food every second day. 

 

 

THE NEW AND BEAUTIFUL ART OF TRANSFERRING ON TO GLASS. 

 

Colored or plain engravings, photographs, lithographs, water colors, 

oil colors, crayons, steel plates, newspaper cuts, mezzotints, pencil, 

writing, show cards, labels, or, in fact, anything. 

 

 

DIRECTIONS. 

 

Take glass that is perfectly clear (window glass will answer), clean 

it thoroughly; then varnish it, taking care to have it perfectly 

smooth; place it where it will be perfectly free from dust; let it 

stand over night, then take your engraving, lay it in clear water 


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