Social Position; Or, 'our Recommendations', A Satire [in Verse]. by Social PositionSocial Position; Or, 'our Recommendations', A Satire [in Verse]. by Social Position

Social Position; Or, 'our Recommendations', A Satire [in Verse].

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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.1850 Excerpt: ... Or Ruin in these forms alone beguile, Plate, furniture, male slaves, with powdered locks, Carriage, champagne, hunting, and opera box? In vain we look around us to behold A passion, that can melt and run the gold, Into some other than th' unvarying mould; One being who from the chalked O dares advance, Original in one extravagance, With sense to find a folly of his own, Leaving, perhaps henceforth to lead, the Ton. Not in the herd of fashionables crammed, At least for pleasure, not to pleasure Pleasure! ah name unknown; in Fashion's chain The soul nor towers to joy, nor droops to pain year or two back by a French writer. "Where is, I pray you, the England of Shakespeare and Bacon a certain sad uniformity has established itself among the gentlemen--a universal resemblance of men and things."--Michelet's People. "The covetous man is a downright servant, a draught-horse without bells and feathers; ad metalla datnnatus." Cowley's Essay on Liberty. Hence Pope; "Damned to the mines, an equal fate betides The slave that digs it, and the slave that hides." Moral Essays, Epistle III. Where the cold height its table surface rears Far above our tempestuous bliss or tears They breathe an air sublime of calm repose, Or, if their joys they have, their joys are those Which some unusual heat alone can raise, Forced, like the flowers that smile in their bouquets. Whilst the weak woe suggests to us the shape, Of those dark sorrow-blooms, rosettes in crape, On Mourning, which is said to give relief, Though it may aggravate, not ease, our grief, If by the overtasked dress-makers' crime, 'Tis badly made, or not sent home in time.f Oh Ladies I this must be but fiction,--all Indifference assumed, conventional, Those streams of joy and pity are not lost, "Fu'minibus propior te...
Title:Social Position; Or, 'our Recommendations', A Satire [in Verse].Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217997023

ISBN - 13:9780217997027