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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

off the liquor clear. Frequently wash the hair with the fluid, and it 

will change it, we are told, in a short time to a beautiful flaxen 

color. 

 

=A Powder for Preserving the Hair.=--The following powder has the name 

of facilitating the regeneration of the hair and strengthening its 

roots. Still more valuable properties have been ascribed to it, such 

as that of rousing the imagination to vigorous efforts and 

strengthening the memory--delightful properties if they could be 

realized by such simple means. Take an ounce and a half of red roses; 

a small quantity each of calamus aromaticus (sweet-scented flag), and 

of the long cyperus; an ounce of benzoin; six drams of aloes (the wood 

of); half an ounce of red coral, and the same quantity of amber; four 

ounces of bean flour; and eight ounces of the root of Florentine iris. 

Let the whole be mixed together and reduced to a very fine powder, to 

which add a few grains of musk. This powder is to be sprinkled on the 

hair in the same manner as hair powder is generally used, and, having 

remained for a time embedded with the hair, to be removed by means of 

comb and brush; and to be occasionally applied and removed. It is said 

to regenerate the hair and strengthen the roots, and to possess the 

properties which are above enumerated. 

 

=To Make the Hair Grow and to Prevent It from Falling.=--The following 

recipes are selected from a work published some years ago in Paris, 

entitled "Manuel Cosmetique des Plantes":-- 

 

Take the roots of young vines, the roots of hemp, and young cabbages, 

of each two handfuls. Dry, and then burn them. Make afterwards a lye 

with the ashes. Before the head is washed with this lye it must be 

rubbed with honey, and continue both for three successive days. This 

will not only make the hair grow, but restore it upon bald places, 

under certain habits and constitutions of body. Pulverize some parsley 

seed, and use it as hair powder for three nights at the commencement 

of the year, and it will prevent your hair from falling. 

 

=To Make the Hair Grow Quick.=--Dip, every morning, the teeth of your 

comb in the juice of nettles, and comb the hair against the grain. 

 

=Mixture for Shampoo.=--Bay rum, one pint; tincture of cantharides, one 

dram; carbonate of ammonia, one half dram; salts tartar, one half 

dram. Mix. 

 

=To Prevent the Hair Falling Out.=--Boxwood shavings, six ounces; proof 

spirit, twelve ounces; spirits of rosemary, two ounces; spirits of 

nutmeg, one half ounce. Mix. 

 

=Wash for Scald Heads.=--Take one half ounce of sulphate of potassa, one 

pint of lime water, one ounce of soap liniment. Mix, and apply to the 

head two or three times a day. 

 

 

 

POWDERS AND THEIR USES. 

 

The powders usually sold by druggists are injurious to the complexion, 

owing to harmful ingredients. If a powder is perfectly pure, a 

moderate use of it will not harm the complexion, but if it is impure 


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