Cosmopolitan Volume 38

Cosmopolitan Volume 38

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... so much for the woman who can "afford anything"--although they are not to be despised--but the skill of the world is offered to her in every form. The man with the Cellini cup to sell is as anxious to show his wares as the dressmaker to show hers. The girl with the small advantages is obliged to spoil her pretty eyes and round her straight shoulders to gain the knowledge that comes to even the stupid daughter of the purchasing millionaire without her knowing how. She learns history by seeing the cream of the different epochs poured out before her. It may be that her father learns of Romney and Reynolds with difficulty, but they are as much commonplaces to her as to the young nobleman whose grandmothers they painted. It is the spirit of her race to use her knowledge. Sometimes she seems to use more than she has. Given a single drop of water, it is the gift of the American woman to blow a most iridescent bubble. The pedantic, the explanatory, is not good form in European society. Few men like to explain anything to a woman. They like either a woman who knows, who catches the half-spoken word without asking, or one who never knows enough to ask. The woman who can make his every-day knowledge seem to be a thing of importance without bothering him about it, is almost always charming to a man. There is no doubt about the honest admiration that the American woman has for the chronicles of the ages, the high dramas, that are part of the family COUNTESS OF STRAFFORD, BORN CORA E. SMITH, OF NEW YORK COUNTESS OF CRA VEN. DAUGHTEE OF BRADLEY MARTIN. FORMER-LY OF NEW YORK history of the man of an old and fa-mous European family. The life of the American woman of great fortune must be in a way modeled on that of foreigners because we are too...show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820282
  • 9781236820280