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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

until it is wet through (say ten or fifteen minutes), then lay it upon 

a newspaper, that the moisture may dry from the surface and still keep 

the other side damp. Immediately varnish your glass the second time, 

then place your engraving upon it, pressing it down firmly, so as to 

exclude every particle of air; next, rub the paper from the back until 

it is of uniform thickness, so thin that you can see through it, then 

varnish it the third time and let it dry. 

 

These transferred pictures make lovely ornaments for table, bracket, 

mantel, etc. 

 

 

MATERIALS FOR MAKING THE VARNISH. 

 

Take two ounces balsam of fir to one ounce spirits of turpentine. 

Apply with a camel's-hair brush. 

 

 

TO PREVENT HORSES BEING TEASED BY FLIES. 

 

Boil three handfuls of walnut leaves in three quarts of water; sponge 

the horse (before going out of the stable) between and upon the ears, 

neck, and flank. 

 

 

TO PREVENT FLIES LIGHTING ON WINDOWS, 

PICTURES, MIRRORS, ETC. 

 

No fly will light on a window or other article which has been washed 

in water in which garlic has been boiled. 

 

 

TO MAKE LEATHER WEAR FOREVER. 

 

Let it receive as much neat's-foot oil as it will take. If regularly 

repeated every three months, leather so treated seems to be impervious 

to outward action and will last for years. 

 

 

TO RENDER PAPER FIREPROOF. 

 

Whether the paper be plain, written, printed, or even marbled, 

stained, or painted for paper hangings, dip it in a strong solution of 

alum water and thoroughly dry it. In this state it will be fireproof. 

 

 

TO PREPARE WATERPROOF BOOTS. 

 

Take three ounces of spermaceti and melt it in an earthen pot over a 

slow fire; add thereto six drains of India rubber cut into slices, and 

after it dissolves add of tallow, eight ounces; amber varnish, four 

ounces. Mix it, and it will be ready for use immediately. 

 

 

TO CURE DRUNKENNESS. 

 

Keep the patient for one week freely dosed with figwort. This is a 

sure cure. 

 

 

TO CURE LAZINESS. 

 

Give the patient an occasional dose of ferri. The sulphate of ferri is 

the best. It acts on the liver and vital organs, and is a sure cure 

for laziness. 

 

 

TO EXTRACT THE ESSENTIAL OIL FROM ANY FLOWER. 

 

Take any flower you like, which stratify with common salt in a clean 

glazed pot; when filled to the top, cover it well and carry it to the 

cellar; forty days afterwards put a crape over a pan and empty the 

whole to strain the essence from the flowers by pressure. Bottle this 

essence, and expose it for four or five weeks in the sun and dew of 

the evening to purify. One single drop of this essence is enough to 

scent a whole quart of water. 


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