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It is to protect ladies opposed to those mammoth impo sitionf, and to avoid wasting them from such useless a'nd dead bills, that i've got weighted down this paintings with such a lot of recipes. They have been, lots of them, given me through celebrated beauties who used them themselves; and so much Of them have been, initially, written within the French, Spanish, German, and Italian languages. In translat ing them, i'm painfully inspired that i could have used many unprofessional phrases, whether i've got com mitted no worse errors yet, if my that means is intel ligible, they might, i feel, be relied upon because the most secure and most sensible arrangements which a woman can hire in her toilet.

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Rity and brightness to tht complaion. A fashionable beauty at St. Petersburgb gave me the following recipe for a w'lsb, wbicb imp:nts a remarkable lustre t'> the face, and is the greatest favorite of a Russian lady's toilet. fk, and distill the 11)/wk. Bottle it, kLep carefully corked, fifteen days, 1rhen it 1J)ill be fit for we. Apply it Q~,v:rnight, a1ul 1J)ash i" tht morning 1J)Uh tepid water. 16 TBIII ARTS OJ' BEAUTY. PulPERNEL W AT&R is a sovereign wash with the ladies all over the continent of Europe, for whitening the complexion.

I knew many fashionable ladies in Paris who used to bind their faces, every night on going to bed, with is thin slices of raw beef, which said to keep the skin from wrinkles, while it gives a youthful freshness and brilliancy to the complexion. I have no doubt of its efficacy. The celebrated Madam Vestris used to sleep every night with her face plastered up with a kind of paste to ward off the threatening wrinkles, and keep her charming complexion from fading. d i11. tlur till it assumes tlu consistt'llct of a paste.

S bad as excessive cold for the complexion, and often causes distempers of the skin, which are difficult of cure. Look at tho rough and dingy face of the desert-wan· dering gipsy, and you behold the effects of exposure to alternate beats and colds. 'l'o remedy the rigidity of the muscles of the face, aud to cure any roughness which may be induced by daily exposure, the following wash may be applied with almost certain relief: klix two parts of while bromdy wuh om part of roscwattr, and wash tilt faa with it night and fMT"ning.

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