The English Metropolis;  Or, London In The Year 1820. [by J.corry]. by John Corry

The English Metropolis; Or, London In The Year 1820. [by J.corry].

byJohn Corry

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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.1820 Excerpt: ... This amiable and accomplished woman, whose heart beats in unison with the most generous emotions, has, on all occasions, evinced a superiority of intellect, combined with the most conciliating urbanity. With a poetic genius, chaste and classic, and a taste refined by conversation with the most intelligent persons of both sexes, the pink of nobility is estimable for still greater perfections. It is the pride and pleasure of her heart to fulfil the social duties of daughter, wife, and mother; and happy would it be for many high-bred dames were they to imitate her example, and relinquish their chase of the phantom Pleasure, which they now pursue through the labyrinth of life. The fair subject of this sketch has long been the patroness of genius; and if she has, in some instances, been attracted by the whirlpool of fashionable amusements, she ever preserved the dignity of virtue; and shared the frivolities of others, rather to avoid the imputation of singularity, than from levity of disposition. THE MODERN FINE LADY. It,is only in the serenity of retirement that the amiable and social qualities of woman appear in their genuine lustre. In London the beautiful sex assume an unnatural character. Their passion for admiration, and love of pleasure, become excessive. Not content with natural beauty, the modern fine lady toas recourse to art. The hairdresser supplies her with artificial locks; the corset-maker manufactures a false bosom; and the vender of cosmetics prepares his beautifying wash; the light drapery of fashion is supplied by the mantua-maker and milliner; and the lovely dupe of vanity obscures her charms with artificial decorations. She eyes herself at the mirror; adjusts her dress, limbs, and deportment; and steps into the public walk, or the assembly, ...

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Title:The English Metropolis; Or, London In The Year 1820. [by J.corry].Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217949142

ISBN - 13:9780217949149

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