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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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sewing-chair, a workbasket, footstools, a toilet table prettily draped 

with muslin, or a dressing-case, brackets for vases, flowerpots, a few 

pictures, small table, hanging shelves for books, etc., and the bed. 

 

The washstand should have a full set of toilet mats, or a large towel 

with a colored border may be laid on it; also, a splasher placed on 

the wall at the back of the stand is very essential. A screen is a 

very desirable part of the bedroom appointments. A rug should be 

placed in front of the bed and dressing-case. 

 

 

THE DINING-ROOM. 

 

The dining-room should be furnished with a view to convenience, 

richness, and comfort. Choose deep, rich grounds for the 

walls--bronze-maroon, black, Pompeiian red, and deep olive--and the 

designs and traceries in old gold, olive or moss-green, with dado and 

frieze to correspond. Or, the walls may be wainscoted with oak, 

walnut, maple, etc. Some are finished in plain panels, with different 

kinds of wood; others, again, are elaborately carved, with fruit, 

flowers, and emblems of the chase. 

 

The floor is the next point for consideration. It may be of tile or 

laid in alternate strips of different colored woods, with a border of 

parquetry. Rugs or carpets may be used on these floors or dispensed 

with, according to taste. If a carpet is used, the dark, rich shades 

found in the Persian and Turkish designs should be chosen. 

 

The window drapery should be those deep, rich colors that hold their 

own despite time and use--the pomegranates, rich crimsons, dark blues, 

dull Pompeiian reds, and soft olives. These curtains may be hung on 

poles, and should fall in heavy folds to the floor, then looped back 

with a wide embroidered dado. 

 

Screens of stained glass are now used in the windows. They are both 

useful and ornamental, for they exclude the strong rays of the sun, 

and the light filtering through them beautifies the room with its many 

mellow hues. 

 

Dark wood should be used for the furniture. The chairs should be 

chosen in square, solid styles, and upholstered in embossed or plain 

leather, with an abundance of brass or silver headed nails which are 

used for upholstering leather and add much to the substantial 

appearance of the articles. 

 

The dining-table should be low, square or bevel cornered, heavily 

carved, and when not in use should be covered with a cloth 

corresponding in shade to the window drapery. 

 

A buffet may stand in one corner for the display of ceramics or 

decorated china. The sideboard should be of high, massive style, with 

shelves and racks for glassware and pieces of china. 

 

A few pictures--two or three fruit pieces and one or two plaques of 

still life--are appropriate. 

 

A case of stuffed birds, a few large pots of tropical plants, and a 

fernery are in keeping with the dining-room appointments. A three-leaf 


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