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Heads of the People (Volume 2); Or, Portraits of the English (Paperback) Loot Price: R246
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Heads of the People (Volume 2); Or, Portraits of the English (Paperback): Joseph Kenny Meadows

Heads of the People (Volume 2); Or, Portraits of the English (Paperback)

Joseph Kenny Meadows

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. VOL. II. 1. Humorous Frontispiece 2. The Chaperon.... page 1 3 Debutante.. 1 4. Money-Lender....14 5. Old Squire....25 G. Ballet-Mistress....33 7. Mute..... 3S 8. 'Whig..-.-49 0. Farmer.....57 10. Country Schoolmaster...65 11. Fashionable Authoress...73 12. Basket Woman...-S5 13. Lodging-House Keeper...95 14., Bricklayer's Labourer. 101 15. Debtor.....109 16. Creditor.....109 17. Young Squire.... 121 18. Bum-Boat Woman....129 19. Poor Curate.... 137 20. Quack Doctor....145 21. Pawnbroker.... 153 22. Sepio.....161 23. Kubbery.....101 24. The Solicitor.....177 25. Dowager.....184 26. Tory.....193 27. Collegian.....198 28. Capitaliet.....203 29. Waiter.....216 HEADS OF THE PEOPLE: BEING POKTKADTE OF THE ENGLISH. THE CHAPERON AND THE DEBUTANTE. BY MM. GORE. It is a curious fact, that almost all the by-words we have borrowed from the French language, have ceased to be used in a similar sense in their own country. The designation debutante, for instance, is only applied in France to first appearances at the theatre; and the word chaperon is nearly obsolete. In the higher classes of Parisian society, unmarried girls are so rarely to be seen (never, unless under the protection of a parent), that an occasion seldom presents itself for the use of the terms chaperon and debutante. Among ourselves, meanwhile, they have become naturalised. Among ourselves--where marriage, instead of being "dealt with by attorneyship," and, consequently, placed within every one's power of attainment, is, as well as entering a business or a profession, the result of preference or c...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Joseph Kenny Meadows
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-26772-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-26772-5
Barcode: 9781154267723

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