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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 HAIR. 

 

=Its Estimation, Structure, Growth, Management, Etc.=--The hair is not 

only invaluable as a protective covering of the head, but it gives a 

finish and imparts unequalled grace to the features which it 

surrounds. Sculptors and painters have bestowed on its representation 

their highest skill and care, and its description and praises have 

been sung in the sweetest lays by the poets of all ages. Whether in 

flowing ringlets, chaste and simple bands, or graceful braids 

artistically disposed, it is equally charming, and clothes with 

fascination even the simplest forms of beauty. 

 

O wondrous, wondrous, is her hair! 

A braided wealth of golden brown, 

That drops on neck and temples bare. 

 

If there is one point more than another on which the tastes of mankind 

appear to agree, it is that rich, luxuriant, flowing hair is not 

merely beautiful in itself, but an important, nay, an essential, 

auxiliary to the highest development of the personal charms. Among all 

the refined nations of antiquity, as in all time since, the care, 

arrangement and decoration of the hair formed a prominent and 

generally leading portion of their toilet. The ancient Egyptians and 

Assyrians, and other Eastern nations, bestowed on it the most 

elaborate attention. The ancient Jews, like their modern descendants, 

were noted for the luxuriance and richness of their hair and the care 

which they devoted to it. Glossy flowing black hair is represented to 

have been the glory of the ancient Jewess, and in her person to have 

exhibited charms of the most imposing character; whilst the chasteness 

of its arrangement was only equalled by its almost magic beauty. Nor 

was this luxuriance, and this attention to the hair, confined to the 

gentler sex, for among the pagan Orientals the hair and beards of the 

males were not less sedulously attended to. Among the males of Judah 

and Israel, long flowing ringlets appear to have been regarded as 

highly desirable and attractive. The reputed beauty and the prodigious 

length and weight of the hair of Absalom, the son of David, as 

recorded in the sacred text, would be sufficient to startle the most 

enthusiastic modern dandy that cultivates the crinal ornament of his 

person. Solomon the Wise, another son of David, conceived the beauty 

of hair sufficiently dignified to express figuratively the graces of 

the Church. 

 

The hair, though devoid of sensibility and unsusceptible of expression 

under the influence of the will and the ordinary mental feelings, like 

the mobile portions of the face, and though it may be popularly 

regarded rather in the light of a parasitic growth than as an 

essential portion of the body, is capable of being affected by the 

stronger emotions and passions, and even of aiding their expression in 

the features. Who is there that, at some period or other of his life, 


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