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"Assist Miss Vanstone," said the captain. "And the next time you forget yourself
in your chair, fall asleep straight—don't annoy me by falling asleep crooked."
Mrs. Wragge opened her eyes a little wider,
and looked at Magdalen in helpless amazement.
"Is the captain breakfasting by candlelight?"
she inquired, meekly. "And haven't I done the omelette?"
Before her husband's corrective voice could
apply a fresh stimulant Magdalen took her compassionately by the arm, and
led her out of the room.
"Another object besides the object I know of?" repeated Captain Wragge, when he
was left by himself. "Is there a gentleman in the back-ground, after all? Is
there mischief brewing in the dark that I don't bargain for?"
ESSAYS AND REMARKS.
BEAUTY.—Women, because beauty is supposed to
be peculiar to them, are called the fair sex, but throughout nearly all
foreign nations the women are no more beautiful
than the men, and most of the men are hideously ugly. In England there
are more beautiful women than there are any where else; but even there female
beauty is so much the reverse of
common that a woman herself, meaning to say that another is ugly, will
term her ordinary, or, as that word is too generally pronounced, ornary.
A beautiful girl, red and white, much resembles an apple-tree
out in bloom; only
apple-bloom fades rather faster than beauty. At twenty, beauty, like the
Grave-digger's tanner, "will last you nine year;" perhaps a year or two
more; very likely not so many years; but its decay, though quickly
observed, is slowly felt. Loss of beauty is of not
much consequence to a wife; for a husband soon gets used to his wife's
beauty, and then, if ever so great, it is just as if it were not; girls had
therefore better not accept men who want to marry them for their beauty, and a
girl able to get a husband by more durable attractions is likely to be happier
in marriage without beauty than she would be with it.
Beauty is chiefly a matter of limited roundness of form, relative proportion,
and color in the right place; for color in the wrong place is not beautiful—for
instance, red at the end of the nose. When rotundity exceeds a certain arch, the
form which was beautiful grows funny. Beauty of figure and complexion is best
preserved by moderation in eating, not to say drinking, plenty of exercise, and
the use of soft water, without any other cosmetic than soap, of which the best
is yellow. Beauty of feature is kept longest by discarding envy, hatred, malice,
small vanity, and anxiety about money matters—emotions which gradually muddle
the eye and pull the outlines of the face out of shape; anxiety about money
matters especially having the effect of causing a dull, unhappy scowl, and
distorting the mouth. Hence matronly beauty is rather often spoiled by
engrossing attention to domestic economy; while, on the other hand, so very
lively a beauty distinguishes unmarried girls and young wives who repose
implicit confidence in the solvency of their husbands and fathers, as many of
them do, although the income of those gentlemen depends upon their personal
Habitual regardlessness of expense is the chief cause of the superior beauty of
the superior classes, especially the aristocracy, producing that beautiful
serenity of countenance which,
reclining in the carriages that revolve around
the Ring in Hyde Park, they most of them exhibit in strong contrast with
the sordid uneasiness generally remarkable
in the clouded and puckered visages of those who have, as the saying is,
to pull the devil by the tail.
The only perennial beauty is that which is sublimated by cultivating the moral
sentiments and the intellect. It is very rare indeed. The rest is merely animal
beauty, and when the beauty goes the animal only remains; the
grace of the fawn is replaced by the clumsiness of the cow, the plump
elegant young lady expands into the bulky middle-aged woman; and the fine girl
that once was becomes what she and the dandies who then dangled after her used
contemptuously to call an "elderly party." Here a woman who had never any animal
beauty to lose, but who has some spiritual beauty which is not to be lost,
catches the other up and passes her by. Let this be a consolation
to every plain sensible girl, whose personal defects are the subject of
satire, if such a girl can over survive such satire.—Punch.
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