The Philistine; A Periodical of Protest Volume 7

The Philistine; A Periodical of Protest Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...British flunkies; they will receive in their homes with a fearful joy the commonest doughface of an English cad who may deign to notice them; they hate and despise everything in their own country which does not antedate the Revolution;--but why catalog them further? I would be tender to these gentlemen who are otherwise amiable and who, perhaps, owing to a congenital weakness of mind, are no more to be blamed for their monstrous delusions than was one Bottom, a weaver of Athens, when he gave rule in Titania's realm. i N Culturia there are one or two seminaries of the Prunes and Prism order, which inculcate absolute artificiality and the patois or dialect of the Better Class. Have you never heard it, gentle reader? You must come to Culturia and be edified. The ladies who are deemed correct and who potter with Lyceums, Literary Teas and such things, talk " in a manner that is my aversion." A joyous iteration of commonplaces touching Literature and Art, personified in Kendrick Bangs and Gibson; a deplorably borne habit of mind which no affectation can long hide; a whole society offering not one really sane and cultivated woman--is it any won-THE PHI der, Mesdames that Mr. Sienkiewicz found yuo ISTINE out? And the manner of your talk is, if anything, worse than the matter of it; for it makes no difference what you say, you know, but it's worth your pedigree as to how you say it. So the High-bred Accent is cherished with zeal in Culturia 9 Some young ladies, after finishing with Prunes and Prism, take a post-graduate course under the intelligent tuition of their family flunkies--English of course. Other young women, less fortunate in the matter of flunkies, consider this as " real mean " and as taking an undue advantage of themselves. But in the noble...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666925
  • 9781236666925