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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

prepared as follows: Add to a pint of French brandy, half an ounce of 

benzoin, an ounce of red sandalwood, half an ounce of Brazil wood and 

the same quantity of rock alum. Cork the bottle carefully, shake it 

well once a day, and at the end of twelve days it will be fit for use. 

The cheeks are to be lightly touched with it. 

 

=Milk of Roses.=--This is a cosmetic. Pound an ounce of almonds in a 

mortar very finely; then put in shavings of honey soap in a small 

quantity. Add enough rose-water to enable you to work the composition 

with the pestle into a fine cream; and in order that it may keep, add 

to the whole an ounce of spirits of wine, by slow degrees. Scent with 

otto of roses. Strain through muslin. Apply to the face with a sponge 

or a piece of lint. 

 

=Circassian Cream.=--This celebrated preparation is made, according to a 

published recipe, in this way: Castor oil, one pint; almond oil, four 

ounces; liquid potassa, three drams; essence of bergamot, oil of 

cloves, and oil of lemon, in equal quantities; and about a dozen drops 

of otto of roses. 

 

=Toilet Vinegar.=--Add to the best malt vinegar, half a pint of cognac 

and a pint of rose-water. Scent may be added, and if so, it should be 

first mixed with the spirit before the other ingredients are put in. 

 

=Bloom Rose.=--This is a preparation of carmine for the face and lips. 

Take a quarter of a dram of carmine and place it in a phial with half 

a dram of liquid ammonia; keep for a few days, occasionally shaking 

the mixture; then dilute with two ounces of rose-water, to which half 

a dram of essence of roses has been added. Draw off and keep a week or 

ten days, then apply with the corner of a soft handkerchief, taking 

care that if the color is too bright it is reduced by means of pure 

water. 

 

=Certain Cure for Eruptions, Pimples, Etc.=--Having in numerous 

instances seen the good effects of the following prescription, I can 

certify to its perfect remedy: Dilute corrosive sublimate with the oil 

of almonds, apply it to the face occasionally, and in few days a cure 

will be effected. 

 

=To Clear the Complexion, and Reduce the Size.=--It is essential that 

the blood should be cleansed. Take a teaspoonful of powdered charcoal, 

mixed with water or honey, for three successive nights, then use a 

seidlitz powder to remove it from the system. It acts splendidly upon 

the system and purifies the blood; but under no circumstances must the 

physic be neglected to carry the chemicals from the system; if not, 

ill effects are certain to follow. 

 

=To Cure and Refine a Stippled or Blotched Skin.=--A small dose of 

teraxacum every other night will most materially aid in refining the 

skin. It is a month's or six weeks' job to accomplish the desired 

result. You must also wear a mask of quilted cotton, wet in cold 

water, over night. Do not get discouraged, for it is worth the 


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