Who Lies?; An Interrogation

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byEmil Blum

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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.1901 Excerpt: ... SECTION V. The large hall in the rooms of the "Boston Women's Progressive Society " was arranged for a lecture. Ladies of various ages, dressmakers, and social positions entered, removed their wraps and street airs, assumed their intellectual air, greeted each other with extreme sweetness (for phrases see Monsieur Sansfauxpas' "How to be polite"), tried half a dozen chairs before establishing themselves comfortably, and commenced chatting. Later some members of the committee entered, nodding half haughtily, half intimately, to the assembled, retired through a door in back of the hall to the sanctum of women's rights, and reappeared shortly to take their elevated places behind the speaker's desk. A few minutes before the hour appointed for the beginning of the lecture, Mrs. Glitter swept through the centre aisle amid great applause, admiration, and critical sur »7 vey, took the president's chair, armed her eyes with a lorgnette, and mustered her amazons. The ladies of the committee conversed with animation, gesticulation, and mutual admiration, until they received word that the lecturer of the day had arrived. After a very hot debate of fifteen and a half minutes, three members of the committee were appointed to meet him. They arranged their bangs, fichus and other female architecture, sailed through the hall stately and dignified, and reappeared after twelve minutes, escorting Professor Wyse to the tribuna capitolum. A whispered debate of eight minutes, repeated examination of watches extracted with greatest difficulty from the most impracticable and uncomfortable hidingplaces, and precisely fifty-eight minutes after the appointed hour, Mrs Glitter rose from her chair to address the embryo of America's future parliament. "Women, friends, sisters! The s...

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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.1901 Excerpt: ... SECTION V. The large hall in the rooms of the "Boston Women's Progressive Society " was arranged for a lecture. Ladies of variou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217422195

ISBN - 13:9780217422192

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