What to Wear?

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J.R. Osgood and Company, 1873 - 92 páginas
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Página 12 - Any material object which can give us pleasure in the simple contemplation of its outward qualities without any direct and definite exertion of the intellect, I call in some way, or in some degree, beautiful.
Página 22 - I read of the sinking of steamers at sea, with "nearly all the women and children on board," and the accompanying comments, "Every effort was made to assist the women up the masts and out of danger till help arrived, but they could not climb, and we were forced to leave them to their fate ; " or when I hear the wail with which a million lips take up the light words of the loafer on the Portland wharf, when the survivors of the
Página 66 - Said a professor of elocution, of experience in the instruction of both sexes, 'When I first gave lessons at the Young Ladies' Seminaries, I was greatly puzzled. Some of my exercises are calisthenic, and require active movements of the arms. To my surprise, the girls could not meet their hands above their heads; many of them could not raise them half way to the required point. I was a young man, and did not know much about a lady's dress; and for some time the reason of this did not occur to me....
Página 22 - I read of the sinking of steamers at sea, with 'nearly all the women and children on board' ; and the accompanying comments, 'Every effort was made to assist the women up the masts and out of danger until help arrived, but they could not climb, and we were forced to leave them to their fate' ; or when I hear the wail with which a million lips take up the light words of the loafer on the Portland Wharf, when the survivors of the 'Atlantic' filed past him, 'Not a woman among them all!
Página 79 - So burn up the corsets ! No, nor do you save the whalebones. You will never need whalebones again. Make a bonfire of the cruel steel that has lorded it over the contents of the abdomen and thorax so many thoughtless years, and heave a sigh of relief ; for your " emancipation," I assure you, has from this moment begun.
Página 34 - American costume— the gymnasium suit, the beach suit, the Bloomer, call it what you will— must take the place of our present style of dress, before the higher life— moral, intellectual, political, social or domestic— can ever begin for women.
Página 21 - ... injury wrought upon our sex by the weight of skirting brought upon the hips, and by thus making the seat of all the vital energies the pivot of motion and centre of endurance...
Página 11 - She has not one of the attributes of nature nor of proper art. She neither soothes the eye like a flower, nor pleases it like a picture. She wearies it like a kaleidoscope. She is a meaningless dazzle of broken...

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