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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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of burned bread--bread burned to ashes. 

 

=For Decayed Teeth.=--There is nothing better than two scruples of myrrh 

in fine powder, one scruple of juniper gum, and ten grains of alum, 

mixed in honey. Apply often to the teeth. 

 

=To Cure Toothache.=--Take equal parts of camphor, sulphuric ether, 

ammonia, laudanum, tincture of cayenne, and one-eighth part oil of 

cloves. Mix well together. Saturate with the liquid a small piece of 

cotton, and apply to the cavity of the diseased tooth, and the pain 

will cease immediately. 

 

=Premium Tooth Powder.=--Six ounces prepared chalk, one-half ounce 

cassia powder, one ounce orris; mix well. 

 

=Mouth Pastilles for Perfuming the Breath.=--First: Extract of 

liquorice, three ounces; oil of cloves, one and a half drams; oil of 

cinnamon, fifteen drops. Mix, and divide into one-grain pills. 

 

Second: Catechu, seven drams; orris powder, forty grains; sugar, three 

ounces; oil of rosemary (or of cloves, peppermint, or cinnamon), four 

drops. Mix, and roll flat on oiled marble slab, and cut into very 

small tablets. 

 

=Feuchtwanger's Tooth Paste.=--Powdered myrrh, two ounces; burned alum, 

one ounce; cream tartar, one ounce; cuttlefish bone, four ounces; drop 

lake, two ounces; honey, half a gallon. Mix. Reduce the proportion for 

a small quantity. 

 

=Fine Tooth Powder.=--Powdered orris root, one ounce; Peruvian bark, one 

ounce; prepared chalk, one ounce; myrrh, one-half ounce. Mix. 

 

=To Remove Offensive Breath.=--For this purpose, almost the only 

substance that should be admitted to the toilet is the concentrated 

solution of chloride of soda. From six to ten drops of it in a 

wineglassful of spring water, taken immediately after the operations 

of the toilet are completed. 

 

In some cases, the odor arising from caries is combined with that of 

the stomach. If the mouth be well rinsed with a teaspoonful of the 

solution of the chloride in a tumbler of water, the bad odor of the 

teeth will be removed. 

 

=Rye Tooth Powder.=--Rye contains carbonate of lime, carbonate of 

magnesia, oxide of iron, manganese, and silica, all suitable for 

application to the teeth. Therefore, a fine tooth powder is made by 

burning rye, or rye bread, to ashes, and grinding it to powder by 

passing the rolling-pin over it. Pass the powder through a sieve, and 

use. 

 

=Camphorated Chalk.=--This favorite tooth powder is easily made. Take a 

pound of prepared chalk, and with this mix two drams of camphor very 

finely powdered, and moisten with spirits of wine. Thoroughly mix. 

 

=To Remove the Yellow Color from Teeth.=--Take of dry hypochlorite of 

lime, one-half dram; red coral, two drams. Tincturate and mix 

thoroughly. This powder is employed in the following manner: A new 

brush is slightly moistened, then dipped in the powder and applied to 

the teeth. A few days after the use of this powder the teeth will 


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