The Cosmopolitan Volume 1, Nos. 1-6

The Cosmopolitan Volume 1, Nos. 1-6

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... the other; but there must be a cause, and must be a remedy. Now, I know just what it is: Indigestion and over-excitement. The American man and woman must learn two things, or the race will be hopelessly degenerate: How to eat and how to keep still. Look at the girls you meet here! They rush madly about all winter, using up vital force and what brain power they possess on excitement and fashion, and then, instead of recuperating in the summer, they must come and turn this place into a country edition of New York and Boston. Nora, how many kettledrums have we been to?' Nora laughed and remarked that, though she hoped she would run no risk of either malaria or nervous prostration, she certainly must make some calls that afternoon. "Actually," continued Mrs. Schemorn, "the girls here help one another to fulfill social duties by taking their cards around and leaving them at places. The system is entirely wrong." "All the same," remarked Nora, rising and looking from Latimer to me, "I am going to make some of that very kind of calls, and take these gentlemen with me, if they will go." "Well, you're not a nervous prostrate as yet," said Mrs. Schemorn, who admired her niece intensely; "and I don't think you ever will be, but I should not like to see you dance through a whole winter and summer, as those Willis girls do." We had a pleasant chat with Mrs. Schemorn, while Miss Carew was preparing for our expedition. V. When she returned to the little parlor in the most bewitching of out-door garments, she said that she had concluded that one of us would like to drive, and so she had ordered the ponies and her own carriage. As soon as we were well away on the old Stockbridge road, Miss Carew...show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746856
  • 9781236746856