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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

in the world. 

 

Below are the recipe and directions for preparing this polish. You can 

prepare enough in ten minutes to last a year. A box holding two ounces 

will cost but three cents. 

 

_Recipe:_ Get from the hardware store plumbago (blacklead), pulverize 

it finely and it is ready for use. 

 

_Directions for use:_ Use a damp woolen rag, dip in the polish and 

apply to the stove; then rub with a dry cloth, and a most beautiful 

polish will appear. 

 

No. 5 is 

 

 

WONDERFUL STARCH ENAMEL. 

 

For polishing shirt bosoms, collars, cuffs, lace curtains, etc., 

putting on the same gloss and hard pearl finish as when bought at the 

store new. Every lady should use the wonderful enamel for the 

following reasons: It enables an ordinary ironer to compete with any 

laundry; it makes the clothes clear and white; it makes clothes iron 

smoothly, and prevents the iron sticking; it makes old linen look 

like new; and it saves a woman many hours' hard work each week. It is 

easily made, and five cents' worth will last an ordinary family six 

months. 

 

_Recipe:_ Melt half a pound of refined paraffine wax in a tin pan over 

a slow fire. When melted remove from the fire and add twenty drops of 

oil of citronella. Take a tin pan and oil with sweet oil, put the pan 

on a level table, and pour in enough of the hot wax to make a depth of 

an eighth of an inch. When cool, but not cold, cut in pieces about the 

size of an ordinary candy lozenge. Lay them aside to cool, but do not 

let them touch each other. 

 

_Directions for use:_ To a pint of boiling starch stir in one cake. 

Use starch while warm. 

 

No. 6 is 

 

 

ROYAL WASHING POWDER 

 

--the laundress' assistant; warranted not to injure the finest fabric. 

No acid; no potash. In the wash room it saves time, labor, expense, 

muscle, temper, and hands. The clothes will come out cleaned and 

white, without wear or tear or rubbing on washboards, therefore will 

last twice as long. For housecleaning it is unequaled. One girl can 

wash more clothes, paint, walls, windows or floors in a day with 

perfect ease with this powder than she could in four days with hard 

labor, soap, and scrubbing brush, and the paint will look new and 

bright. It only requires to be tested to be appreciated. Packages of 

one pound will only cost seven cents. 

 

_Recipe:_ Mix any quantity of soda ash with an equal quantity of 

carbonate of soda crushed into coarse grains. Have a thin solution of 

glue or decoction of linseed oil ready, into which pour the soda until 

quite thick. Spread out in a warm apartment to dry. When dry shake up 

well and pack away for use. Use as other washing powders. 

 

No. 7 is 

 

 

MAGIC ANNIHILATOR. 

 

Removes all kinds of grease and oil spots from every kind of 

wearing-apparel--such as coats, pants, vests, dress goods, carpets, 


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