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The mirror of the graces; or, the English lady's costume: combining and harmonizing taste and judgment, elegance and grace, modesty, simplicity and economy, with fashion in dress; and adapting the various articles of female embellishments to different ages, forms, and complexions; to the seasons of the year, rank, and situation in life: with useful advice on female accomplishments, politeness, and manners; the cultivation of the mind and the disposition and carriage of the body: offering also the most efficacious means of preserving beauty, health, and loveliness. The whole according with the general principles of nature and rules of propriety

Contents,   pp. [ix]-xxiii [xiii] ff.

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  mantles, &c. colours--suiting them to corn-
  plexion.-Parts of dress.-Walking apparel.-
  Evening attire.--Connection between good dress-
  ing and good conduct.--Dress the sign of mental
  accomplishments.-- Flowers.-Trinkets.-Arms
  -Foot and ancle.--Appareling of each.- In-
  dolence.-Health.-The great auxiliaries to
  beauty.                            Page 106
              CHAPTER VIII.
On deportment.-The effect of manners.--Differ-
  ence in different countries -France-the com-
  tesse de M.-Spain-dona Victoria di P.-
  Portugal-duchesse di A.-Italy-marchessa del
  V.-Germany-Baroness Saxe W.-Switzer-
  land.-Holland.-Russia.--Sweden.-Denmai k.
  -England.                          Page 13s
               CHAPTER IX.
Peculiarities in carriage and demeanour.-Harmony
  in  manners. - Gaiety. - Gravity. - Mien-.
  Flexible. - Majestic. - Walking. - Sitting.-
  Standing. - Dancing. - Frenchwornen. - En-
  glishwomen.-Perfection of deportment.-Con.
  sistency with the charaeter.-Female intimacies,
  as connected with manners.-Woman's carriage
  to men.-Shaking hands.-Kissing.-Count M.
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