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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, March 15, 1890

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,158 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.6
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 255
Added to site: 2009.10.06
mnybks.net#: 25475
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Periodical, Humor
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carefully allowed her to run wild from the moment she could run at all. By their example she has been taught to hold as articles of her very limited faith, that the serious concerns of life are of interest only to fools, and should, therefore (though the inference is not obvious), be entirely neglected by herself, and that frivolity and fashion are the twin deities before whom every self-respecting woman must bow down.

Having left the Seminary at which she acquired an elementary ignorance of spelling, a smattering of French phrases as used by English lady novelists, and a taste for music which leads her in after-life to prefer Miss BESSIE BELLWOOD to BEETHOVEN, she is soon afterwards brought out at a smart dance in London. From this point her progress is rapid. Balls and concerts, luncheons and receptions, dinners and theatres, race meetings and cricket matches, at both of which more attention is paid to fashion than to the field, follow one another in a dizzy succession. She has naturally no time for

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