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A Guide to Men Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl

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A Guide to Men Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl by Helen Rowland, first published in 1922. The greatest evaporative of course of this form of bon mot is mere cleverness. Wit is the attar which endures. The wit of Pope and Catullus, Landor, Voltaire, Rousseau and Wilde. Few of the perfumes of this diminutive form of wit and satire have survived. Pretty and scented vaporings, most of the thousands and thousands of them, that have died on the air of the foibles of their day. The racy old odors, which are as new as now, that still hover about the political and amorous quips of the Greeks. The nose-crinkling ones of the French, more vinegar-acrid than perfumed, although a seventeenth-century proverb calls France "a monarchy tempered by epigrams." The didactic Teutonic ones, sharply corrosive. "The average man takes all the natural taste out of his food by covering it with ready-made sauces, and all the personality out of a woman by covering her with his... More > ready-made ideals."< Less
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ISBN
9781300321965
Edition
2012
Published
March 13, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
1.95 MB

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