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
On the management of the person in dancing, and in the exercise of other female accomplishments, pp. 174-202
2)01 MIRROR OF THE GRACPS. appear amiable, elegant, and endearing to the beings with whom they are to spend their lives, let them always make those beings the first ob- jects of their accomplishments, their manners, and their dress. Let them never appear be- fore these tender relatives in the disgusting negligence of disordered and soiled clothes. By this has many a lovely girl lost her lover; and by this, has many an amiable wife alien. ated the affections of her husband. Let me then, in concluding this chapter, again repeat, that consistency is the soul of female power, the charm of her fascination, the bond of her social happiness.
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