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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

=Wash to Prevent Sunburn.=--Take two drams of borax, one dram of Roman 

alum, one dram of camphor, half an ounce of sugar candy, one pound of 

ox-gall. Mix and stir well together, and repeat the stirring three or 

four times a day until it becomes transparent; then strain it through 

filtering or blotting paper, and it will be fit for use. Wash the face 

with the mixture before you go into the sun. 

 

=Grape Lotion for Sunburn.=--Dip a bunch of green grapes in a basin of 

water; sprinkle it with powdered alum and salt mixed; wrap the grapes 

in paper, and bake them under hot ashes; then express the juice, and 

wash the face with the liquid, which will remove either freckles, tan 

or sunburn. 

 

=To Soften and Whiten the Skin--Pate Axerasive of Bozin.=--This 

celebrated perfume has the distinction of being highly commended by 

the French Royal Academy of Medicine. It is better for toilet use than 

soaps, which contain alkali. 

 

Take powder of bitter almonds, eight ounces; oil of the same, twelve 

ounces; savon vert of the perfumes, eight ounces; spermaceti, four 

ounces; soap powder, four ounces; cinnabar, two drams; essence of 

rose, one dram. Melt the soap and spermaceti with the oil in a bath 

water; add the powder, and mix the whole in a marble mortar. It forms 

a paste which softens and whitens the skin better than any soap. 

 

=To Remove Red Pimples.=--Sulphur water, one ounce; acetated liquor of 

ammonia, quarter ounce; liquor of potassa, one grain; white wine 

vinegar, two ounces; distilled water, two ounces. 

 

=To Remove Black Specks or Flesh-worms.=--Squeeze them by pressing the 

skin, and then wash with warm water and rub well with a towel. Then 

apply the following lotion: Liquor of potassa, one ounce; cologne, two 

ounces. 

 

=Preparation for Whitening the Face and Neck.=--For bleaching and 

purifying the skin of the face and neck, making them beautifully 

smooth and white: Terebinth of Mecca, three grains; oil of sweet 

almonds, four ounces; spermaceti, two drams; flour of zinc, one dram; 

white wax, two drams; rose-water, six drams. Mix in a bath water, and 

melt together. After washing, before retiring (use water as hot as can 

be borne), anoint the face and neck freely with this preparation. 

 

=To Cure Profuse Perspiration.=--Bathe the hands, feet, and parts of the 

body where the perspiration is greatest, with a cold infusion of 

rosemary and sage, and afterwards dust the stockings and 

under-garments with a mixture of two drams of camphor, four ounces of 

orris root, and sixteen ounces of starch, the whole reduced to a fine 

powder. Put the mixture in a coarse muslin bag, and shake it over the 

clothes. 

 

=Cleopatra's Enamel for Whitening the Hands and Arms.=--One ounce of 

myrrh, four ounces of honey, two ounces of yellow wax, six ounces of 

rose-water. Mix well together the wax, honey and rose-water in a dish 

held over boiling water, and add the myrrh while hot. Rub this thickly 


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