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FASHION VERSUS HEALTH. 47
Vn.—FASHION vjersus HEALTH.
„ -<^3. My respected maternal relative i...
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quite as well fitted as any in the world—we mean by nature—to achieve independence for themselvesthough in order to give them
a fair chancethere must be an entire , revolution in the theory and practice of education , . Let women preserve the _delica-cy of their
sex by all means , but while keeping this polar star in view , let them not be afraid to launch forth into the great ocean of knowledge ,
upon which , they may take our word for it , they will find themselves
quite as able to float as men .
Fashion Versus Health. 47
FASHION VERSUS HEALTH . 47
Vn.—Fashion Vjersus Health.
Vn . —FASHION vjersus HEALTH .
„ -<^3. My Respected Maternal Relative I...
„ - _<^ 3 . My respected maternal relative is in the habit of using an expression
with regard to modern innovations which frequently affords me considerable amusement . After giving vent to her own gratification ,
astonishment , or , as is more usual , her indignation at the changes she is daily compelled to witness in things which she would have had
remain unalterable as the laws of the Medes and Persians , she invokes , as it were , the spirit of my deceased grandfather , making him deliver
head his op , looks inion of oracular the sai , and d changes prefaces throug her remarks h herself with . She the words shakes mother , " her If
p and my lainl poor since y regarded father his death coul her d immediate which look up occurred he progenitor would fort say , as " etc a paragon ., etc or . thereabouts M of y wisdom , y years ago
she has had the notion , that her own words will acquire additional , wei I g once ht if made put , as bold one to may suggest say , into an alteration the mouth in of her his favorite ghost . phrase .
I intimated that , if she persisted in bringing him in as a party concerned in sublunary revolutions , it would be more agreeable to my
like position p feelings limentary to repeat as to a look to near his the down relative memory torrent on the of , of if the dwellers indi she departed gnant were upon reproaches to , and allude earth certainl . to which I him y should more this as com in un not a - -
lucky jest of mine called forth . _Enoiigh to say that never again will I , in my mother's hearing , venture to question the infallibility
of her oracle , or hazard a remark as to his abiding place . Of all the topics which have excited the medium ire of my for grandfather the utterance ' s
of ghost condemnatory , and caused expressions it to use my , mother perhaps as none a has let loose such a deluge of eloquence as the present style of dressing little children .
or My even mother maiden rarel coy y , sees without a fashionabl lifting her y attired hands spasmodicall mother and and y child , how and ,
women exclaiming dress : " themselve If my poor s and father their could children but now look -a up -days , he see would
rave . "
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), March 1, 1859, page 47, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01031859/page/47/