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Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1807
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,594 / 170 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.1
LoC Category: HQ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,669
Added to site: 2008.07.25
mnybks.net#: 21584
Origin: gutenberg.org

To Which are AddedRules for Determiningthe Precise Figure, the Degree of Beauty,the Habits, and the AgeofWomen,Notwithstanding the Aids and Disguiseof Dress.

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nter. It is the asylum of hospitality, and cannot be violated without fatal consequences; a cherished right, which the Egyptian women carefully maintain, being interested in its preservation. A lover, disguised like a woman, may be introduced into the harem, and it is necessary he should remain undiscovered; death would otherwise be his reward. In that country, where the passions are excited by the climate, and the difficulty of gratifying them is great, love often produces tragical events.

PERSIAN WOMEN.

Several historians, in mentioning the ancient Persians, have dwelt with peculiar severity on the manner in which they treated their women. Jealous, almost to distraction, they confined the whole sex with the strictest attention, and could not bear that the eye of a stranger should behold the beauty whom they adored.

When Mahomet, the great legislator of the modern Persians, was just expiring, the last advice that he gave to his faithful adherents, was, "Be watchful of your religion, and

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