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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

 

 

 

HOW TO HAVE BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL EYES. 

 

Beautiful eyes are the gift of nature; but even those of the greatest 

beauty may owe something to the toilet, while those of an indifferent 

kind are very susceptible of improvement. We entirely discountenance 

any tampering with the eye itself, with a view to giving it luster or 

brightness. The sight has often been injured by the use of belladonna, 

preparations of the calabar bean, eyebright, and other substances 

having a strong effect on the eyes. But without touching the eye 

itself, it is possible to give the effect of brightness, softness, 

etc., by means of the eyelids and eyelashes. Made-up eyes are by no 

means desirable, and to many are singularly displeasing; but the same 

may be said of made-up faces generally. Some ladies are, however, 

persuaded that it adds to their charms to give the eyes a long, almond 

shape--after the Egyptian type--while very many are persuaded that the 

eye is not seen to advantage unless its apparent size is increased by 

the darkening of the lids. Both these effects are produced by kohl, a 

black powder, which may be procured at the chemist's, and is mixed 

with rose-water and applied with a camel's-hair brush. 

 

=To Cure Weak Eyes.=--It is well to have on the toilet table a remedy 

for inflamed eyes. Spermaceti ointment is simple and well adapted for 

the purpose. Apply at night, and wash off with rose-water in the 

morning. Golden ointment will serve a like purpose. Or, there is a 

simple lotion made by dissolving a very small piece of alum and a 

piece of lump sugar of the same size in a quart of water. Put the 

ingredients into water cold and let them simmer. Bathe the eyes 

frequently with it. Sties in the eyes are irritating and disfiguring. 

Foment with warm water; at night apply a bread and milk poultice. When 

a white head forms, prick it with a fine needle. Should the 

inflammation be obstinate, a little citerine ointment may be applied, 

care being taken that it does not get into the eye, and an aperient 

should be tried. 

 

=To Improve the Eyelashes.=--Many people speak highly of this secret. 

Trim the tiny points slightly, and anoint with this salve: Two drams 

of ointment of nitric oxida of mercury, and one dram of lard. Mix the 

lard and ointment well, and anoint the edges of the eyelids night and 

morning, after each time, with milk and water. This will restore the 

lashes when all other remedies fail. It is not known in this country, 

and is a valuable secret. 

 

=To Cure Weakness of Eyes.=--Sulphate of copper, fifteen grains; 

camphor, four grains; boiling water, four ounces. Mix, strain, and 

when cold make up to four pints with water. Bathe the eyes night and 

morning with a portion of the mixture. 

 

=How to Have Beautiful Eyelashes.=--The effect of the eyes is greatly 

aided by beautiful eyelashes. These may be secured to a certain extent 


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