The Connoisseur Volume 2

The Connoisseur Volume 2

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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. 1755 edition. Excerpt: ...pomatum, so that my hair was always in dijhevelle; and I am am sure, I should not have been known at the Dilettanti.1 At length, Sir, my snuff and salts were pretty nigh exhausted; and to add to my distress, I lost my snuff-box. These losses were irreparable there; not all the country afforded such snuff and salts asmine; I could as soon live without food as without either; and not a box could I touch but one of Dearcss, and of my own chusing. So I hurried up to town, and being just recovered from the fatigue of my journey I send you this, in hopes that my woeful experience will deter all my friends, from following a chase as mad and hare-brained as any of Sir Sampson's; since it is impoffible to exist a day there with tolerable ease, and neither wit nor beauty are worth one pinch, unless they are improved by a Town Education. I am, SIR, Yours, &c. Dully Dimple. My other correspondent, by the familiarity of her address, must be, I am sure, a Woman of Fajhitn. Dear Dear Town! DID I know your Christian name I would call you by it, to shew you at first setting out, that I know the world, and was born and bred in high lise. The design of this epistle is to express to you the uneasiness, that some of us women of spirit seel at being incumbered with petticoats, and to convince you, by our way of lise, that had we been men, we should have been Bucks of the first head. Be assured, however, that such of us as are unmarried are strictly virtuous. We have, indeed, been accused of copying the dress of the nymphs of Drury. And can any thing be invented more becoming? Fanny, it must be owned, has Taste. What so smart as a cocked hat? and who but sees the advantages of short petticoats, unless it be some squire's aukward daughter, who never yet...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567366
  • 9781236567369