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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

 

The ladies of Oriental nations commonly dye the nails; and amongst 

many savage tribes the same practice is adopted, and is not confined 

to the gentler sex. Amongst Western Europeans, and Americans, white 

and regularly-formed nails are alone esteemed. 

 

=Chapped Hands= are common among persons with a languid circulation, who 

are continually "dabbling" in water during cold weather, and 

particularly among those with a scrofulous taint, who, without the 

last, expose their ungloved hands to bleak, cold winds. The best 

preventives, as well as remedies, are the use of warm gloves out of 

doors, and the application, night and morning, of a little glycerine, 

diluted with twice its weight of water, or a little cold cream, 

spermaceti cerate, salad oil, or any other simple unguent or oil, 

which should be well rubbed in, the superfluous portion being removed 

with a towel. This treatment will not only preserve the hands from the 

effects of cold and damp, but also tend to render them soft and white. 

Deep chaps which have degenerated into sores should be kept constantly 

covered with a piece of lint wetted with glycerine or spread with 

spermaceti ointment, the part being at the same time carefully 

preserved from dirt, cold, and wind. It is said that a once favorite 

actress, celebrated for the beauty of her hands, even when in the 

"sere and yellow leaf," covered them nightly with the flare of a calf 

or lamb, with the fat attached, over which was drawn a glove or mitten 

of soft leather. The application of a little glycerine or fatty 

matter, in the way just indicated, would have been equally effective. 

 

=Warts=, like chilblains, are too well known to require description. 

They chiefly attack the hands, and particularly the fingers, but 

sometimes occur on other portions of the body. They may be removed by 

rubbing or moistening their extremities every day, or every other day, 

with lunar caustic, nitric acid, concentrated acetic acid, or aromatic 

vinegar, care being taken not to wash the hands for some hours after. 

The first is an extremely convenient and manageable substance, from 

not being liable to drop or spread; but it produces a black stain, 

which remains till the cauterized surface peels off. The second 

produces a yellow stain, in depth proportioned to the strength of the 

acid employed. This also wears off after the lapse of a few days. The 

others scarcely discolor the skin. 

 

=To Cause the Skin to become Satin-smooth, and to Smell like a bunch of 

Violets.=--Any one using the following preparation will be noted for 

the fair softness of her complexion and the delicate perfume which 

emanates from her person. For ladies who like perfume, and care for a 

satin-smooth skin, the following is an invaluable toilet 

preparation:-- 

 

Have your druggist mix for you one ounce tincture of orris, one ounce 

tincture of benzoin, ten drops oil of neroli, and ten drops oil of 


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