The Smart Set; A Magazine of Cleverness Volume 1, No. 2

The Smart Set; A Magazine of Cleverness Volume 1, No. 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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...think it's silly."' HELEN "That a child of mine can be so heartless!" (Weeps.) Isolt touched; kisses her mother) "There, there, dear mother, I did not mean to wound you, but our ideas are so different." HELEN "Yes." ISOLT "To me your life seems so unwise." Helen drying her eyes with some asperity) "And to me yours is so undignified." ISOLT "What would you have me do? While Jack lives I can't put on a widow's cap and weeds, can I?" Laughs.) HELEN "Don't joke on such a subject; it is too terrible. My mother wore a cap at eighteen, from the day of her marriage, and looked well in it; it was far more becoming than all these crinkles and bangs and fluffs." ISOLT "Well, fashions change, and I believe women are better off than they used to be. Women have too much to do in these days to sit at home and mope; they bicycle when they are vaporous. Men are kept in better order; there is some escape for a woman now from a hateful marriage." Helen solemnly) "There can be no escape, except death." ISOLT "It looks as if there might." HELEN "You mean divorce?" ISOLT "I think a woman should not bear indignity." HELEN "Look at Mrs. Graves, how nobly she bore herself. She was forced to leave her husband; he kicked her when--when she was most delicate. He was an Englishman; the child was lost; she survived. She never was heard of again. She lived in retirement, as was fitting her forlorn condition" ISOLT ' The beast! And what became of him?" HELEN "He eloped with some creature--an actress, I believe. I dislike to dwell upon such subjects." ISOLT "Why did his wife disappear? Why didn't she keep up, go out, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908392
  • 9781236908391