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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

washed them off with milk in the morning. 

 

As a cosmetic, milk would be harmless, but we doubt its power of 

improving the skin. As a beverage, no doubt, it whitens the complexion 

more than any other food. 

 

But before we speak of improving the complexion, it will be well to 

explain to our readers the nature and properties of the skin. 

 

This is what an American physician has recently told us about it:-- 

 

 

THE SKIN--ITS BEAUTY, USES, CONSTRUCTION, MANAGEMENT, ETC. 

 

Every person knows what the skin is, its external appearance, and its 

general properties; but there are many of my readers who may not be 

aware of its peculiar and wonderful construction, its compound 

character, and its manifold uses. It not merely acts as an organ of 

sense, and a protection to the surface of the body, but it clothes it, 

as it were, in a garment of the most delicate texture and of the most 

surpassing loveliness. In perfect health it is gifted with exquisite 

sensibility, and while it possesses the softness of velvet, and 

exhibits the delicate hues of the lily, the carnation, and the rose, 

it is nevertheless gifted with extraordinary strength and power of 

resisting external injury, and is not only capable of repairing, but 

of actually renewing itself. Though unprotected with hair, wool or 

fur, or with feathers or scales, as with the brute creation, the human 

skin is furnished with innumerable nerves, which endow it with extreme 

susceptibility to all the various changes of climate and of weather, 

and prompt the mind to provide suitable materials, in the shape of 

clothing, to shield it under all the circumstances in which it can be 

placed. 

 

The importance of the due exposure of the body to daylight or sunlight 

cannot be too strongly insisted on. Light and warmth are powerful 

agents in the economy of our being. The former especially is an 

operative agent on which health, vigor, and even beauty itself, 

depend. Withdraw the light of the sun from the organic world, and all 

its various beings and objects would languish and gradually lose those 

charms which are now their characteristics. In its absence, the 

carnation tint leaves the cheek of beauty, the cherry hue of the lips 

changes to a leaden-purple, the eyes become glassy and expressionless, 

and the complexion assumes an unnatural, cadaverous appearance that 

speaks of sickness, night and death. So powerful is daylight, so 

necessary to our well-being, that even its partial exclusion, or its 

insufficient admission to our apartments, soon tells its tale in the 

feeble health, the liability to the attacks of disease, and the pallid 

features (vacant and sunken, or flabby, pendent and uninviting) of 

their inmates. Even the aspect of the rooms in which we pass most of 

our time, and the number and extent of their windows, is perceptible, 

by the trained eye, in the complexion and features of those that 


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