Philosophy Of Common Sense; Practical Rules For The Promotion Of Domestic Happiness

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byMathew Carey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838. Excerpt: ... tremely damp, and somewhat dangerous even for the robust--how much more for delicate females! Instances are on record in this country and in Europe, of valuable men being carried to a premature grave in consequence of attendance on funerals. The custom of ladies attending funerals is, I have been informed, generally disused in London. ESSAT ON THE USE OF CORSETS, STATS, ETC. The havoc made on the younger portion of the sex by stays, corsets, and other contrivances for abridging the size of the waist, has been the subject of animadversion and exhortation, time out of mind, by medical men and others. But unhappily in vain. Probably the chief cause has been, that neither the parents nor the young ladies themselves, have ever fully realized the lamentable consequences of this system. That ladies, insectised by any contrivances calculated to render their waists slender, have f a more sylph-like appearance, and are more pleasing to the eyes of our sex, than those who have been used to a costume which allows fair play to the muscles, sinews, nerves, cartilages, etc., cannot be doubted; and as the sexes are naturally, and, indeed, laudably ambitious of pleasing each other, it is not wonderful that ladies have adopted that form of costume which renders them most attractive to our sex. Were this object attainable without a sacrifice of comfort or health, I should advise compression by steam, so as to attain the utmost possible degree of slenderness. But this is impracticable, and the pernicious consequences of the practice in question, will appear from the following awful catalogue of evils, which flow from the use of those articles, taken from Willich's lectures on diet and regimen--a work of acknowledged merit. " I shall briefly state a few of the consequences a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838. Excerpt: ... tremely damp, and somewhat dangerous even for the robust--how much more for delicate females! Instances are on record in this ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217027482

ISBN - 13:9780217027489

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