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
Notes explanatory, pp. 235-241 ff.
KOMh. portion.] The eloquence of J. J. Rousseau, his deep metaphysics, his numtrous paradorxes would not have recommended him to the notice of his cotemporaries and of posterity, had it not been for the sound prin- ciples of education which he lays down in his celebrated " Emile." He taught French mothers their first duty, and wrenched the starving child from the mercenary breast of the hired wet-nnrse, to re- place it on that bosom where nature had provided two plentiful springs of ambrosial milk gushing there cx- clusively for the infant owner-he freed children fromn the bandages of ridiculous custom, allowed them the use of their growing limbs, and, kept at a distance, for ever, all the horrors of the rickets. 27. Her, whose fing steps, ýc ] Camilla, Queen of the Volsci, daughter of Metablis, was dedicated, when young, to the service of Diana, and assisted Turnus against XEneas. Virgil, of whose own creation this personage seems to be, tells us that she was so swift that she could runs or rather fly, over a field of corn, withoutbending the blades, and make her way over the sea without wetting her fet. lAst, from the Volscians, fair Camilla came, And led her warlike troops, a warrior dame: Unbred to spinning, in the loom-unskill'd, She chose the nobler Pallas of the field. Mix'd with the first, the fierce Virago fought, Sustain'd the toils of arms, the danger sought; 236
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