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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

 

 

TO TAKE LEAF PHOTOGRAPHS. 

 

A very pretty amusement, especially for those who have just completed 

the study of botany, is the taking of leaf photographs. One very 

simple process is this: At any druggist's get an ounce of bichromate 

of potassium. Put this into a pint bottle of water. When the solution 

becomes saturated--that is, the water has dissolved as much as it 

will--pour off some of the clear liquid into a shallow dish; on this 

float a piece of ordinary writing paper till it is thoroughly 

moistened, and let it dry in the dark. It should be of a bright yellow 

color. On this put the leaf, under it a piece of black soft cloth and 

several sheets of newspaper. Put these between two pieces of glass 

(all the pieces should be of the same size) and with spring 

clothespins fasten them together. Expose to a bright sun, placing the 

leaf so that the rays will fall upon it as nearly perpendicular as 

possible. In a few moments it will begin to turn brown; but it 

requires from half an hour to several hours to produce a perfect 

print. When it has become dark enough, take it from the frame and put 

it into clear water, which must be changed every few minutes until the 

yellow part becomes white. Sometimes the veinings will be quite 

distinct. By following these directions it is scarcely possible to 

fail, and a little practice will make perfect. 

 

 

TO MAKE LAMP WICKS INDESTRUCTIBLE. 

 

Steep common wicks in a concentrated aqueous solution of tungstate of 

soda, and then dry thoroughly in an oven. 

 

 

TO MAKE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PERFUMES. 

 

BALM OF A THOUSAND FLOWERS. 

 

Deodorized alcohol, one pint; nice white bar soap, four ounces. Shave 

the soap when put in; stand in a warm place till dissolved; then add 

oil of citronella, one dram, and oils of neroli and rosemary, of each 

one-half dram. 

 

 

FRANGAPANNI. 

 

Spirits, one gallon; oil of bergamot, one ounce; oil of lemon, one 

ounce: Macerate for four days, frequently shaking; then add water, one 

gallon; orange flower water, one pint; essence of vanilla, two ounces. 

Mix. 

 

 

JOCKEY CLUB. 

 

Spirits of wine, five gallons; orange flower water, one gallon; balsam 

of Peru, four ounces; essence of bergamot, eight ounces; essence of 

musk, eight ounces; essence of cloves, four ounces; essence of neroli, 

two ounces. Mix. 

 

 

LADY'S OWN. 

 

Spirits of wine, one gallon; otto of roses, twenty drops; essence of 

thyme, one-half ounce; essence of neroli, one-quarter ounce; essence 

of vanilla, one-half ounce; essence of bergamot, one-quarter ounce; 

orange flower water, six ounces. Mix. 

 

 

UPPER TEN. 

 

Spirits of wine, four quarts; essence of cedrate, two drams; essence 

violets, one-quarter ounce; essence of neroli, one-half ounce; otto of 


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