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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

very lively and chearful, and as a conver- 

sation piece only, would make the time 

pass away agreeable enough, being chear- 

ful and good humoured, with a pleasant 

smile upon her countenance; will drink 

a chearful glass to George the third with 

pleasure, and whilst she has the glass in 

one hand, has no objection to see his 

picture in the other; but sooner than her 

dear man should want, she would retail her 

charms at five shillings an hour all day 

long. 

 

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Miss K--lp--n. 

 

Those formal lovers be for ever curst, 

Who fetter'd free-born love with honour first; 

Who through fantastic laws, are virtue's fools, 

And against nature, will be slaves to rules. 

 

We cannot pretend to say where this 

curious oddity lives, that being a cir- 

cumstance she carefully conceals; and 

what is more extraordinary, she never 

can be prevailed on to go into taverns or 

other houses with a gentleman. To 

what 

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what purpose then (some reader may say) 

is she inserted here, if she will not go 

into a house to dispense her favors, nor 

is it known where she is to be found? A 

little patience, good sir, and you will be 

informed where she is to be found, and 

how to procure her favours. If you 

walk on the right hand side of the way, 

from the corner of Cheapside along St. 

Paul's Church-Yard, and thence to the 

bottom of Ludgate-Hill, just after sun- 

set, and meet with a beautiful woman 

about twenty, tall and finely shaped, 

with fine black eyes, and hair of the same 

hue, that floats in curls down her back, 

and worn without powder, and a be- 

witching dimple in each cheek, you may 

give a shrewd guess you have found Miss 

K--lp--n. Her dress is in general silk, 

sometimes a pale blue, but oftener a 

black, and a large white sattin cloak, 

trimmed and lined with rich brown fur; 

her head is in general bedecked with a 

blue beaver, with a profusion of white 

feathers; and if on accosting her, you 

are as much dazzled with her wit, her 

smart repartees, and her delicate agree- 

able raillery, as with her person and 

dress, you may be then absolutely certain 

it is the lady.----But you may say, when 

found, 

 

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found, of what service is it, when she 

will neither take you home with her, 

nor go into any house With you? A little 

more patience, sir, if you plase, though 

she refuses to go into any _house_ with you, 

are there not hackney coaches on every 

stand? we have not said she will deny 

entering one of them with you; that is 

if she likes your person and conversation. 

And here let us add, no frothy coxcomb, 

no male adonis, conceited of his own 

dear person, no shoe stringed effeminate 

puppy, no insipid empty chatterer, can 

hope to succeed with her. 

 

If, reader, thou art neither of these, 


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