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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
(1811)

Preface,   pp. [iii]-[viii]


Page vii


PREFACE.
a day, often render hideous for years.
These are efficacious,and have so steadily
borne the test of experience, that no lady
need fear their application.
                     THE EDITOR.
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