Bower of Taste Volume 3

Bower of Taste Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... beards, mustachios, false Whiskers, boots, silk stockings, and endless more matters--but these belong to the civilization of fashions, and that, in itself, is an endless chapter. We must not make our's endless, and shall therefore end---leaving the remainder to those who choose to study the policies, usages, religions, dresses morals, virtues, vices, amusements, and so on, of mankind. Let those who can, define crlvilizatrlon---let those who know how, define barbarism. Let him who can regulate the age, the plan, the mode, of civilization, write his chapter also--we have done our duty. Let him who can trace the evanescent limit between civilization and barbarism define it; let him inform us who of all is the civilized man, which of all was the civilized age, what religion, what laws, what manners, what customs, are customs of civilization. Inooxan upon the portrait of one, whose calm blue eye retured my gaze in almost speaking tones, whose face seemed redolent with expression though fraught with sorrow. Whose brow was set in fixed melancholy. There had stolen along the marked features of that stern face, a look perhaps of. hate or scorn, --that rode upon his lip in triumph, --leaving no trace of that meek and subduing spirit that once had found a resting place within his breast. A dark distrust was gathered in his eye, the tracery of deep pain had touched his youthful look, and seared the bloom of early manhood; like the strong and vigorous oak, when scathed by lightning or riven by the st0rm--so was he! Yet the fire in his eye was bright, and his sinewy form unbent, as if proudly suppressing the painful struggle within that racked his soul. ' He was once my dearest friend--his story is soon told. He came into the gay and smiling world...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761847
  • 9781236761842