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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

 

Or, try this; splendid.--Infuse a handful of well-sifted wheat bran 

for four hours in white wine vinegar; add to it five yolks of eggs and 

two grains of musk, and distill the whole. Bottle it, keep carefully 

corked for fifteen days, when it will be fit for use. Apply over 

night, and wash in the morning with tepid water. 

 

=To Remove Pimples.=--There are many kinds of pimples, some of which 

partake almost of the nature of ulcers, which require medical 

treatment; but the small red pimple, which is most common, may be 

removed by applying the following twice a day: Sulphur water, one 

ounce; acetated liquid of ammonia, one-quarter ounce; liquor of 

potassa, one grain; white wine vinegar, two ounces; distilled water, 

two ounces. These pimples are sometimes cured by frequent washing in 

warm water and prolonged friction with a coarse towel. The cause of 

these pimples is obstruction of the skin and imperfect circulation. 

 

=To Remove Tan.=--_Creme de'l Enclos._--New milk, half a pint; lemon 

juice, one-quarter ounce; white brandy, half ounce. Boil the whole and 

skim it clear from all scum. Use night and morning. 

 

=A Cosmetic Bath.=--Take two pounds of barley or bean flour, eight 

pounds of bran, and a few handfuls of Borage leaves. Boil these 

ingredients in a sufficient quantity of spring water. This both 

cleanses and softens the skin in a superior manner. 

 

=Kalydor for the Complexion.=--For pimples, freckle-tanned skin, or 

scurf on the skin. Take emulsion of bitter almonds, one pint; 

oxymuriate of quicksilver, two and one-half pints; sal ammoniac, one 

dram. To be used moderately by means of a sponge, after washing the 

face and hands with pure soap and warm water. 

 

=To Improve the Skin.=--Take two ounces of Venice soap and dissolve it 

in two ounces of lemon juice. Add one ounce of the oil of bitter 

almonds and a like quantity of the oil of tartar. Mix the whole and 

stir it well till it has acquired the consistence of soap, and use it 

as such for the hands. The paste of sweet almonds, which contains an 

oil fit for keeping the skin soft and elastic and removing 

indurations, may be beneficially applied to the hands and arms. 

 

=Wash a la Marie Antoinette.=--Gives a beautiful brilliancy to the 

complexion. Take half a dozen lemons and cut them in small pieces, a 

small handful of the leaves of white lilies and southernwood, and 

infuse them in two quarts of cows milk, with an ounce and a half of 

white sugar and an ounce of rock alum. These are to be distilled in 

palneum mariae. The face at bedtime is to be rubbed with this liquid, 

and it will give a beautiful luster to the complexion. It is a safe 

application, and its effects are certain. 

 

=Liquid Rouge.=--Harmless--a perfect imitation of nature. For ladies who 

wish to use a little artificial bloom the following is recommended. A 

liquid rouge to produce a perfect imitation of the colors of nature is 


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