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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

elastic mold and let stand till perfectly cold and solid; then loosen 

the sections of the mold and take it out. Should any of the ends of 

the wire project, they can be cut with a pair of sharp scissors. Trim 

the seams caused by the sections of the mold; then take a piece of 

soft flannel cloth, dip it in the refined spirits of turpentine and 

polish the vase with it, after which it is ready for bronzing. 

 

Take copper bronze No. 4000, and with the tinting brush bronze the 

vase evenly, and polish it with a soft piece of white silk. Now take 

another brush and with copper bronze No. 6000 give it the last coat 

The vase is now ready for draping. The most simple drapery is an ivy 

vine. Take an embossed ivy leaf (or embossed muslin leaves, as they 

are named), lay a fine wire along its midrib, leaving two or three 

inches of wire for stem; cover the leaf with brown sheet wax, press 

them together well with the finger and thumb to make the wax adhere to 

the leaf, get the impression, and hold the wire firmly; then lay 

another piece of wax on the under side, press the edges together and 

cut away the superfluous wax, leaving the edge plain (the ivy leaf is 

not serrated), cover the wire stem with wax and the leaf is ready for 

bronzing. Rub both sides with turpentine, give one coat of bronze No. 

4000, then the last coat of bronze No. 6000. When all the leaves are 

finished, weave them into a spray, grading them from large to small 

till the end of the vine is reached, then bronze and drape around the 

vase in an easy, natural way. 

 

The natural fall leaves, pressed, make pretty draperies for these 

kinds of vases. Sprays of mixed leaves, oak leaves and acorns, small 

maple leaves, the holly leaf and berry, mixed ivy and fern leaves, and 

many other kinds of leaves and vines are equally pretty. 

 

 

THE ART OF MAKING A MOTTO IN BRONZE. 

 

Take a box frame of the ordinary motto-frame size (gilt face) and line 

it with either crimson or royal purple velvet, and it is ready for any 

design. The word "Welcome" is the simplest to begin with. Take a thick 

blotting pad, lay it on a table, rub some arrowroot or rice power over 

its upper surface, and lay a sheet of either calla or pond lily wax, 

_extra thick_, on this powdered surface. Select the style of letter 

preferred; German text is very appropriate for the motto "Welcome." 

Cut the pattern letters out in pasteboard, or any kind of thick paper, 

if tin letter-cutters are not convenient. 

 

Begin with the letter W. Lay it on the sheet of wax and cut out the 

waxen letter after the pattern with a penknife previously dipped in 

water. Next cut the E, and so on till the seven letters are cut out, 

care being taken to powder the blotter every time a new sheet of wax 

is laid on. Lay the back of the box on the table, having melted glue 

ready, and with a camel's-hair brush apply a small portion of it to 


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