The Fountain of Youth, Or, Personal Appearance and Personal Hygiene

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byGrace Peckham Murray

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI THE SPIRIT AND THE BODY AFTER all has been said and done, the fact remains that one must first take reckoning of that which makes the body an individual and not a mere "tenement of clay "; namely, the spirit, the soul, the mind or the ego--that is, the "I," as the philosophers call it. Whatever name is given to it, it is the living principle by which the individual exists, and in its relation to the body, over which it rules, it has more to do with looks than everything else put together. Cosmetics, care of the person, clothes, will avail nothing if the spirit has written an unpleasant story upon the face. The Art Of Look1ng m The M1rror The greatest beautifier of the face is character. By the complex word character is meant the mental attributes of the person--the woof woven of the intentions, purposes, intellectual attainments, emotions, motives, aspirations, of the individual. If these are lofty and noble, the plainest face takes on a beauty and an interest that are lacking in one whose delicacy of complexion and regularity of features would seem to favor a title to good looks. One of the most common acts of our daily life is looking at ourselves in the mirror. So intent is the average person upon the one thing for which he or she has summoned the aid of the mirror that there is no thought given to the actual appearance. The cravat is tied, the bow is knotted, the hair is twisted into its usual place; the hooks are adjusted, the buttons find their holes; fingers do their work, while the eyes look mechanically. It is rare that any one coming within the range of a mirror does not survey himself, although if one were to ask what he had seen, and why he looked, he could not tell even if it were only a minute later. Looking in the glass should b...

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI THE SPIRIT AND THE BODY AFTER all has been said and done, the fact remains that one must first take reckoning of t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217952127

ISBN - 13:9780217952125

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