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of dressing a low a simp position in le sense those in society of who propriety can , but afford that . A to which more follow denotes or their less costl fancies low y tastes and , is gaud and just the not y a fashion mark absence of of
good or the had rich taste . , But and had their taste and le vulgarity ht to are be unfortunatel without effect y wanting the women among of the working classes examp , if- they oug were educated enough upon to judge l
vou in correctl the would price y where not of be the a particular the great less difference ridiculous thing , for lies for if between wearing a rich dress them it ; because . were It is given it not is to absurd simp you y ,
for a working person to wear that in which work cannot conveniently be sols done to . shade A fashion their may eyes , be and pretty always or graceful have their for hands ladies free who to walk save with their para dress - sillfor irls
who from want the dirt the when use of they their are hands walking to , carry while a it child is untid or y a and parcel , y who are g to with to
scour floorsand do other household work . In the same way regard A shabb shabb y dress , , reflection if clean points a neatl out what mended may dress , and or what linen may however not , be old worn and . y
patched without , , y and are gown perfectl if , we cannot y respectable , afford to , ; have these them are things in good which condition , none , we can must do
bear the bad . But ribbons and flowers are utterly vulgar and un-respectand able , therefore unless quite fresh of and sense good and , because who are no above ornament vul s are imitation neeessarv will ; gar
persons , , not wear unfit wear for them them the fresh working in a and shabb good classes y state . , since These . It they is are therefore never some of can plain the or that distinctions oug such ht to things afford which are to
lo education oking for would the reason enable of you things to see , and , because not merel you y would doing have so or the so habit because of others do . different liht
You would also look upon the money spent on dress in a g . to You day would for the see smart that it is or not bonnet merely that a question tempts of whether fancybut you whether can pay
The that - habit money of will forethoug not gown be ht , wanted which we for have things seen that is oug trained your ht to by be learning considered , to think first . would make that few
shillings of things laid beyond by , instead our daily of want being s or spent labor on ,, the foolish imitation you see of a those wants which later
to and above be felt you . , will Heading of hel sober p to favors provide thoug thoug htful for ht disposition real , and thoug will ht feel favors sooner the proprieties sobriety or of are of min sure her d ,
own a station person and a disdain , the paltry attempts at imitation which mark the vulgar spirit , .
Since writing the above , we have read with much pleasure an article in the April number o £ the " Edinburgh Review" on "
Female Industry , " in which we are glad to find our own views as to writer special ente training rs thoroug , and hl many and criti other call m y att into ers , his full subj y endor ect , takes sed . f acts
and statistics for his y premises , and having brought his readers through the successive stages of development by which female
labor has reached its present point , thus sums up : countrywomen '' The tale is p being lain enoug all h maintained , from out wh of atever , six as of a mouth matter adult it comes of lish course . So , far by work from us ' our the for
bread-winners" three millions Engwomen condition subsistence of ; affairs and , two new out duties of the and three new in views indej must ) endence be accepted . "With . this Old new
obas structions well as in must privat be removed , e life , to ; provide and the for aim the must free be development set before us and , as full a nation use of other wordsst
the powers of every member of tlie community . In , we mu
201 Notices Of Books.
201 NOTICES OF BOOKS .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), May 1, 1859, page 201, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01051859/page/57/