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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

by a little care, especially if it is taken early in life. The extreme 

ends should be cut with a pair of small, sharp scissors, care being 

taken to preserve the natural outline, not to leave jagged edges. 

Attention to this matter results in the lengthening of the lashes. 

Dyeing them is another expedient often resorted to for increasing 

their effect. A good permanent black is all that is needed, and for 

this use Indian ink. As an impromptu expedient to serve for one night, 

a hairpin held for a few seconds in the flame of a candle, and drawn 

through the lashes, will serve to color them well, and with sufficient 

durability. It need scarcely be added that the hairpin must be 

suffered to grow cold before it is used, or the consequence may be 

that no eyelash will be left to color. Good eyebrows are not to be 

produced artificially. It is possible, however, to prevent those that 

are really good from degenerating through neglect. When wiping the 

face dry after washing, pass a corner of the towel over the forefinger 

and set the eyebrows in the form you wish them to assume. And when 

oiling the hair, do not forget to oil the eyebrows also. 

 

=To Cure Watery and Inflamed Eyes.=--Foment frequently with decoction of 

poppy heads. When the irritation and inflammation occur, a teaspoonful 

of cognac brandy in four ounces of spring water may be used three or 

four times in the course of the day as a strengthening lotion. 

 

=General Care of the Eyes.=--The eyes, of all the features, stand 

pre-eminent for their beauty and ever-varying powers of expression, 

and for being the organs of the most exalted, delicate and useful of 

the senses. It is they alone that "reveal the external forms of beauty 

to the mind, and enable it to perceive them, even at a distance, with 

the speed of light. It is they alone that clothe the whole creation 

with the magic charms of color, and fix on every object the identity 

of figure. It is the eyes alone, or chiefly, that reveal the emotions 

of the mind to others, and that clothe the features with the language 

of the soul. Melting with pity, or glowing with hope, or redolent with 

love, benevolence, desire, or emulation, they impart to the 

countenance those vital fascinations which are the peculiar attributes 

of man." "And when the mind is subdued by fear, anxiety or shame, or 

overwhelmed by sorrow or despair, the eyes, like faithful chroniclers, 

still tell the truthful story of the mental disquietude. And hatred, 

anger, envy, pride, and jealousy, ambition, avarice, discontent, and 

all the varied passions and emotions that torment, excite or depress 

the human soul, and find a resting place in the human breast, obtain 

expression in the eyes. At one moment the instruments of receiving and 

imparting pleasure, at another the willing or passive instruments of 

pain, their influences and changes are as varied and boundless as the 


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