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Xxxvi—Burnt To Death. ««. .
XXXVI—BURNT TO DEATH . _«« . .
The Following" Excellent Article Aj>Pear...
The following" excellent article _aj _> peared - in tlie Daily News of _OcioTber ] J 15 th , under tlie name of " A Real Social th Evil at . " have It su desired ms up .
so forcibly many of the recent fatal accidents , we _, to g ive it the more special circulation among" women which our pages afford .
Last lad week who we met had her to report death of as an m inquest other at women llolloway have on within tlie bod the y of last a any
five distended young years , y from skirts the From absurd Wakefield and , mischievous we had fashion an account of wearing of a female enormous servant and
walking burnt nearl in y the to public death . from streets the had same his cause leg caug , and ht yesterday by a steel a skirt London and p received hysician remark to be that fashion
very of dress serious record injuries has . probabl The caused seem so s deaths a just . one In — the fatal no case of
on y many last commendation week the jury that added from to the their numerous verdict fatalitie of Accidental s which Death have occurred " a strong in re all
classes of female society , , the present fashion should be immediately abanthe doned A number . wi . " sh The has of been deputy victims more -coroner to th accidents an once agreed from expressed with the the use that jury of . crinoline somebody and would hoops publish since
the which affected present we our all mania , impression in our set young in . of days In femal the , considered e last character century so in foolish such there that an and was generation iig a l fashion y that was . it The of scouted sensibl hoops idea y , that countrywomen could ever again adopt absurdity
mind when our in propounded regard to b the y some authority philosop of her fashion who . understood But tlie hoop the laws of the of the eighteenth human , century was far less troublesome and mischievous remember that than that arriet of the nineteenth and her .
Headers of " Sir Charles Grandison " HByron get friends The into were a sedan famil wont chair to coach , and slip of also their those to make hoops days ro would over om for the not the left have gentlemen shoulder accommodated " in in the order coach the to .
roomy y considerate gentlemen if then the than ladies now ' hoops and had had hung their down dress . so But made the as ladies that were the more Loop
the would firep sli lace p out ; there of the were way . , no The railway gr to ates p destruction latform then stood s , and b hi no g the her narrow l and adies farther steamboats etticoats into
hu from Bad manity as which the of fashion victims the sex was could which , it be did our swept not very compel juries the now appeal find y themselves to the conscience c ' alled p upon and .
to _ISTo make thing . can be more distasteful to us , and to many others who will say "Amen ! " to the comment of this jury , than in the pett to y their tyranny dress which which
overbears the them will in and their pleasure of work women and amusement regard of arraying , themselves or annoys proper taste and conveniencegentlemen
heartil accordin y g disgusted to their as own any ladies when , some years . True ago , a dirty trick were was as resorted to to discredit the Bloomer dresswhich was supposed to have some
recommendations Instead of in le regard aving women to health free , cleanliness to , decide , and this convenience for themselves _j as wel their l as
_yrace : ud > nl gment occasion . was overborne on which in Eng a li singularl sh women y disgraceful have had way reason . This to comp was not lain , the of y
nolestation ) _ndul wn . gence They in b hav y regard masculin e also to , on fa e shions the opinion other pernicious in hand a province , met to with themselves which great is and and professedl long others -continued y . their The declared bhto be
) he onnets cause of of the the last great two increase or three of maladies years arc of the head and y our eyes pysicians ; the rheuma-
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Nov. 1, 1861, page 203, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01111861/page/59/