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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

housekeeper needs. It is used for gold, silver, plated ware, German 

silver, copper, brass, tin, steel, window glass, or any material where 

a brilliant luster is required. To make two ounces costs but three 

cents, and it is the best article of its kind known. 

 

_Recipe:_ To one pound best quality whiting add one-half pound cream 

tartar and three ounces calcined magnesia. Mix thoroughly together and 

store away for use. 

 

_Directions for use:_ Use the polish dry, with a piece of canton 

flannel moistened with water or alcohol, and finish with the polish 

dry. 

 

No. 10 is 

 

 

FRENCH POLISH OR DRESSING FOR LEATHER. 

 

This is a grand article. All that is necessary is to have your boots 

clean and apply this dressing with a sponge. The boots appear like the 

very best French leather. Much hard work is saved, as no brushing is 

required. To make a quart vessel full will only cost about twenty 

cents. 

 

_Recipe:_ Mix half a pint of the best vinegar with a quarter pint of 

soft water; stir into it one ounce of glue (broken up), two ounces 

log-wood chips, one-sixteenth ounce of finely-powdered indigo, 

one-sixteenth ounce of the best soft soap, one-sixteenth ounce of 

isinglass. Put the mixture over the fire, let it boil ten minutes or 

more; then strain, bottle and cork. When cold it is fit for use. Apply 

with a sponge. 

 

No. 11 is 

 

 

ARTIFICIAL HONEY. 

 

Equal to bee honey, and often mistaken by the best judges to be 

genuine. It is palatable and luxurious. All persons are more or less 

aware that honey should be used in every household, and it would be so 

if every family could have it at a very moderate price. As a 

health-establishing nutriment in the chamber of the invalid, and as a 

delicious luxury for the well, honey cannot be too highly recommended. 

Any one using this honey regularly will find that he is strengthened 

and refreshed by it. He will have greater energy and if at all 

inclined to dyspepsia will find himself greatly helped. This honey 

costs but eight cents per pound to prepare, and our directions are so 

simple a child ten years old can follow them. 

 

_Recipe:_ Take two ounces of slippery elm bark and put into three 

quarts of warm water and let it stand four hours; strain and add eight 

pounds of white sugar; boil four minutes; then add one pound of bee 

honey while hot. Flavor with a drop of the oil of peppermint and a 

drop of the oil of rose. 

 

* * * * * 

 

Any lady will readily see what a saving the possession of the above 

recipes may cause in her household expense. Thus, you can get a ten 

cent box of stove polish for three cents, a twenty-five cent package 

of washing powder for seven cents, a twenty-five cent box of starch 

enamel for five cents, etc. Any of the articles contained in the list 

will take but a short time to prepare a large supply. 


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