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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

over the skin before going to bed. 

 

=To Cure Freckles and Parched or Rough Skin.=--Take one ounce of sweet 

almonds, or of pistachia nuts, half a pint of elder or rose-water, and 

one ounce of pure glycerine; grate the nuts and put the powder in a 

little linen or cotton bag, and squeeze it for several minutes in the 

rose-water; then add the glycerine and a little perfume. Use it by 

wetting the face two or three times a day. This is a grateful 

application for a parched, rough skin, and is good for the removal of 

freckles. It should be allowed to dry thoroughly. When it feels pasty 

or sticky it may be washed off with a little warm water without soap. 

 

 

TO PURIFY THE BREATH. 

 

There is nothing more disagreeable to people with whom we associate 

than for them to be able to detect a bad odor from our breath when in 

their company. Yet a great many are afflicted in this way. The 

following will purify and sweeten the breath: Chlorate of lime, seven 

drams; vanilla sugar, three drams; gumeratic, five drams. Mix well 

with warm water to a stiff paste, and cut into lozenges. Take a 

lozenge occasionally. 

 

 

 

 

TO BLEACH AND PURIFY THE SKIN OF THE FACE AND NECK. 

 

A celebrated physician gives the following as a good skin bleacher and 

purifier: Half a pint of skim milk; slice into it as much cucumber as 

it will cover, and let it stand an hour; then bathe the face, neck, 

and hands. Wash them off with clean soft water when the cucumber 

extract is dry. If the skin is rough from exposure to the wind, an 

application of buttermilk at night, washed off with fine carbolic soap 

in the morning, will make the skin smooth and natural. 

 

=To Permanently Remove Black Specks or "Flesh-worms."=--Sometimes little 

black specks appear about the base of the nose, or on the forehead, or 

in the hollow of the chin, which are called flesh-worms, and are 

occasioned by coagulated lymph that obstructs the pores of the skin. 

They may be squeezed out by pressing the skin, and ignorant people 

suppose them to be little worms. They are permanently removed by 

washing with very warm water, and severe friction with a towel and 

then applying a little of the following preparation: Liquor of 

potassa, one ounce; cologne, two ounces; white brandy, four ounces. 

 

=French Face Wash Purifies and Brightens the Complexion.=--Take equal 

parts of the seeds of the melon, pumpkin, gourd, and cucumber, pounded 

till they are reduced to powder; add to it sufficient fresh cream to 

dilute the flour, and then add milk enough to reduce the whole to a 

thick paste. Add a grain of musk and a few drops of the oil of lemon. 

Anoint the face with this, leave it on twenty or thirty minutes, or 

over night if convenient, and wash off with warm water. It gives a 

remarkable purity and brightness to the complexion. 


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