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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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worn during the day; they should be frequently rubbed together to 

promote circulation. Sunburnt hands should be washed in lime water or 

lemon juice. Should they be severely freckled, the following will be 

good to use: Take of distilled water, half a pint; sal ammoniac, half 

a dram; oxymuriate of quicksilver, four grains; divide the two last in 

spirit, and gradually add the water to them; add another half pint of 

water, mix well together, and it is ready for use. It should be 

applied as often as desirable, with a piece of soft sponge. If 

rose-water is substituted for distilled water, the effect is 

pleasanter. 

 

=Remedy for Chapped Hands.=--The simplest remedy is the camphor ball, to 

be obtained of all chemists. Powdered hemlock bark put into a piece of 

muslin and sprinkled on the chaps is highly recommended. Or, wash with 

oatmeal, and afterwards rub the hands over with dry oatmeal, so as to 

remove all dampness. It is a good thing to rub the hands and lips with 

glycerine before going to bed at night. A good oil is made by 

simmering: Sweet oil, one pint; Venice turpentine, three ounces; lard, 

half a pound; beeswax, three ounces. Simmer till the wax is melted. 

Rub on, or apply with a rag. 

 

=To Cure Red Hands.=--Wash them frequently in warm, not hot, water, 

using honey soap and soft towel. Dry with violet powder, and again 

with a soft, dry handkerchief. Take exercise enough to promote 

circulation, and do not wear gloves too tight. 

 

=Almond Paste for the Hands.=--Take one pound of sweet almonds, 

one-quarter of a pound of bread crumbs, one half a pint of spring 

water, one-half a pint of brandy, and the yolks of two eggs. Pound the 

almonds with a few drops of vinegar or water, to prevent them oiling; 

add the crumbs of bread, which moisten with the brandy as you mix it 

with the almonds and the yolks of eggs. Set this mixture over a slow 

fire, and stir it continually or it will adhere to the edges. 

 

=Almond Paste for Chapped Hands= (which will preserve them smooth and 

white).--The daily use of the following paste will keep the hands 

smooth and white: Mix a quarter of a pound of unsalted hog's lard, 

which has been washed in common, and then in rose, water, with the 

yolks of two fresh eggs and a large spoonful of honey. Add as much 

paste from almonds (well pounded in a mortar) as will work it into a 

paste. 

 

=General Remarks.=--The human hand, regarded either with reference to 

its ingenious construction and usefulness, or to its beauty, stands 

alone, in its superlative excellence, in the whole animal world. In no 

species of animal is the hand so wonderfully formed and so perfectly 

developed as in man. 

 

To preserve the delicacy and beauty of the hands, some little care, 

and more than that which is ordinarily bestowed on them, is required. 

Foremost in consideration must be the subject of cleanliness. Dirty 

and coarse hands are no less marks of slothfulness and lowbreeding 


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