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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
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vulgar--the two words are here synonymous--wholly neglect it, and too 

often even consider it as unnecessary, effeminate, and absurd. The 

consequences of the careless performance, or the neglect, of this 

really necessary personal duty are not long in being developed. 

Passing over the degradation of the other features, the offensiveness 

of the breath, often to a degree which renders the individual 

uncompanionable, and the unfavorable impression which, like other 

marks of uncleanliness, they convey of the taste and habits of their 

possessor, as the immediate effects of habitually neglected and dirty 

teeth, let us look at the more distant, but not less certain, ones:-- 

 

In cases of ordinary toothache, even severe ones, chewing a small 

piece of really good pellitory will often give relief in a few 

minutes. Chewing a piece of strong, unbleached Jamaica ginger will 

often do the same in light cases. The celebrated John Wesley 

recommended a "few whiffs" at a pipe containing a little caraway seed 

mixed with tobacco as a simple and ready means of curing the 

toothache. I can bear testimony to the fact that in some cases it 

succeeds admirably. 

 

Scarcely anything is more disagreeable, and in marked cases, more 

disgusting, than foetid breath. It is unpleasant to the person that 

has it, and it renders him unfit for the society of others. The cause 

of stinking breath may generally be traced to rotten teeth, diseased 

stomach, or worms. When the first are the cause, the teeth should be 

thoroughly cleansed and then "stopped" in the manner already 

indicated; or, when this is impracticable, the offending tooth, or 

teeth, may be removed and replaced by artificial ones. When this 

cannot be done, or is inconvenient, the evil may be greatly lessened 

by the frequent use of an antiseptic tooth powder, areca nut charcoal 

or camphorated chalk. Dirty teeth, even when quite sound, always more 

or less taint the breath. When a foul or a diseased stomach is the 

cause, mild aperients should be administered; and if these do not 

succeed, an emetic may be given, scrupulous cleanliness of the teeth 

being observed, as in the former case. When worms are the cause, worm 

medicine, under medical direction, will be necessary. 

 

=To Cure Foul Breath.=--When bad breath is occasioned by teeth, or any 

local cause, use a gargle consisting of a spoonful of solution of 

chloride of lime in half a tumbler of water. 

 

=To Have White and Beautiful Teeth.=--An article known as "The Queen's 

Tooth Preserver" is made as follows: One ounce of coarsely powdered 

Peruvian bark, mixed in half a pint of brandy for twelve days. Gargle 

the mouth (teeth and gums) with a teaspoonful of this liquid, diluted 

with an equal quantity of rose-water. Always wash off the teeth after 

each meal with water. Also, twice a day, wash the teeth with the ashes 


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